28 | 02 | 2020

A big strike took place on Wednesday, February 26 in Lesvos, Samos and other islands of the Aegean sea region of Greece. The workers and the local communities protested the plans of the Greek Government to impose the creation of new Refugee Concentration camps in the islands, as agreed with the EU.

Huge protests took place against the brutal repression of the Government, which “invaded” the islands by landing hundreds of Riot Police forces, which attacked the people.

Video from the attack against Lesbos Regional Trade Union:

https://youtu.be/B-wtEev6It4

Videos from the Demonstrations:

https://youtu.be/Byasr2XyDYw (demonstration at the construction site of the camp)

https://youtu.be/Go91LsegJ_A (demonstration in Lesbos city...

The last days the islands of Aegean, who have been the center of the refugee-migrants issue the last years, suffered a brutal attack from the oppression forces of the Government, as they demanded the end of the concentration camps. The local unions have been in the front line demanding real measures of protection and assistance to the refugees, as well as support to the local communities, who...

firOnce again, we must realize a neo-fascist mass crime. In Hanau (Hessen) on Wednesday evening, a 43-year-old man murdered at least nine people in two shisha bars in the city center. Further persons were injured. According to police, everything points to a xenophobic motive. The man had made his extreme right-wing sentiments clear a few days earlier in a confessional video on "You Tube", where he...

Following a meeting of the EU’s finance ministers in Brussels today in which plans have been mooted for a shift from labour to other forms of taxation, GUE/NGL co-president Martin Schirdewan (Die Linke, Germany) has urged the Eurogroup to end the European Semester once and for all, and warned against the move towards regressive taxation on the environment:

“The Eurogroup has until now acted as a...

Demonstrations In More Than 60 Cities

Hundreds of trade unions of Greece, Federations and Regional Trade Unions have responded to the call of PAME for a National Strike On 18 February against the antiworkers bill of the Greek Government on Social Security and Pensions.

In contrast the General Confederation of Greece (GSEE), member of ETUC, is acting as strikebreaker and denied participation to...

PAME denounces and condemns the racist statements of the Minister for Labour, G. Vroutsis to a question he was made about the unacceptable discrimination in granting pensions to expatriate and immigrant workers who worked in Greece.

Copying arguments from the darkest handbooks of the Fascists of Golden Dawn, the “Minister of the Employers”, the butcher of the social security system, with a...

The left in the Labour Party and trade unions must stop retreating, according to Britain's Communists.

Reporting to the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening (February 12), the party's trade union organiser Andy Bain said the Labour leadership contests had so far been a 'dispiriting fiasco'.

'Too many candidates are capitulating to the witch-hunting demands of outside...

A German MEP has today been prevented by Turkish security forces from observing a trial in Ankara of the 2015 peace rally bombings that killed over 100 people.

Özlem Alev Demirel (DIE LINKE, Germany) was denied entry as “an MEP and a non-Turkish citizen”.

The October 2015 bombings were the deadliest attacks in Turkey’s modern history. Hundreds were also injured at the ‘Labour, Peace and...

The European Union, a collection of states bound together by currency, foreign policy and a military alliance, has its foundations in the Western European bloc built via the US’ Marshall Fund and rabid anti-USSR rhetoric. France and Germany came together to found an economic alliance in steel and coal. This rapidly expanded into an ‘economic community’ and then spread across many other Western...

As NATO exercise ‘Defender 2020’ get under way – with EU support under the ‘Military Mobility’ programme – German MEP Özlem Alev Demirel, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Security and Defence (SEDE) has described Europe’s largest military exercise in 25 years as unjustified and a waste of money.

Speaking from Ankara, she said:

“’Defender 2020’ will not only test the war...

A European Trade Union Meeting is taking place in Athens, Greece on the framework of the 75th Anniversary Activities of the World Federation of Trade Unions under the title “For a militant, internationalist, coordinated European Trade Union Movement”.

Trade Unions from 13 countries all over the continent are participating in this important initiative for the strengthening of the workers’

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