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Germany: SPD party congress votes for talks on Grand Coalition

In the end, the decision at the SPD's special party congress on January 21st on whether to enter negotiations for a Grand Coalition with the conservative parties was so close that it went to a card vo Read more...

Turkey's offensive against Afrin - a risk too far?

The autonomous Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria is as much a thorn in the side of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government as the pro-Kurdish party, the HDP, in Turkey itself. Read more...

Austria: 1500 school students strike against right wing coalition government

ON 13 JANUARY tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Vienna against the new Austrian government, formed by the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). Read more...

Hands off Afrin! Solidarity with the Kurds!

"Operation Olive Branch", the Turkish incursion into the Kurdish held territory of Afrin, has been running since January 20th. Read more...

Germany: No to a Grand Coalition

After it lost the Bundestag elections last September, the Social Democratic Party, SPD, declared that it could not "go on like this" and that it had to renew itself on its social base. Read more...

UK:From the ruins of Carillion and PFI, let's build a real alternative

THE UK's second largest construction and services contractor collapsed on Monday, threatening the jobs of its 43,000 workers and tens of thousands more in the supply chain. Read more...

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht - heroes of the revolution

Ninety nine years ago, on the night of 15 January 1919, two of the greatest revolutionary socialists in history, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, were brutally murdered by right-wing soldiers actin Read more...

Solidarity with the movement in Iran! No to imperialist interference!

"Bread, work, freedom!" Since December 28, a new movement of workers, the poor, the youth and impoverished sections of the petty bourgeoisie has been gathering in Iran against the dictatorship of the Read more...