Before the seasonal holidays began in Sweden, an historic strike against the deportation of refugees was organised. On December 12, at 12 o’clock, school students across the country - from Boden in the north to Ystad in the south - took part. At least 50 schools in 19 cities and towns were involved. The sense of strength and cohesion was...


On December 14, 2017 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to give internet providers, such as Comcast and Verizon, the power to give preferential treatment to web content producers of their choosing. Under the current regulations guaranteeing net neutrality, Comcast cannot offer faster speeds to site owners for a named price, for...


After the most tumultuous run-up to any conference in ANC history, watched across the world, with over a thousand journalists in attendance, and the markets moving up in anticipation of the results, Cyril Ramaphosa has ascended to the presidency of the ANC after a bitterly fought factional contest. The “radical economic transformation”...


On Monday, 18 December, the third ‘black’ (the conservative Peoples’ Party - ÖVP), ‘blue’ (the far-right Freedom Party - FPÖ) government in Austria’s post-1945 second republic, was sworn in (for more information on the elections:


Tensions in Kazakhstan were mounting in the run-up to Kazakhstan’s ‘Independence Day’ this year. It was the sixth anniversary of the massacre of striking oil-workers in Zhanaozen and thousands of miners in Karaganda were on strike. Hundreds were occupying the pits in pursuit of the coal-miners long-standing claim for a doubling of wages...


Primary school teachers in the Netherlands recently took mass strike action. In 2017, there were three national strikes by teachers and 90% of the schools or more closed during each strike. On the 5th October, 70,000 primary school teachers went to protests. What is also important about this struggle is that it started with teachers organizing...


Around 1000 students took part in a school strike in Kassel, central Germany, on December 11, protesting against the deteriorating conditions in their schools and to fight for a better future. There were plenty of reasons for this action – leaking roofs, mouldy walls, leaking toilets, biology labs dating back to the 1960’s and...


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