Although it was pouring with rain, October 9th saw more than 500 antifascists (mainly youth) marched through Linz, an industrial city of over 200,000 people in Austria.

On March the 15th a Viennese court made a final ruling in a court case that extreme anti-abortionists have run against Claudia Sorger, the spokesperson for women’s affairs of the Socialist Left Party (SLP), the Austrian section of the CWI.

Over 60 people, mainly trade union activists and Works’ Council members from Vienna, and the neighbouring provinces of Lower Austria and Upper Austria, took part in the first conference of the “Platform for fighting and democratic trade unions,” on October 13. This meeting firmly expressed its...

We, signing organisations and persons, want to protest in the strongest terms at the permanent injunction that Fingal County Council has taken out against fifteen anti-bin tax campaigners. In particular we are protesting against the threat of further court proceedings against Joe Higgins TD and Councillor Clare Daley....

On 5 September 300 steel workers gave voice to their anger against the privatisation of the last 35 percent of the once fully state owned steel works Voestalpine in Linz, Upper Austria.

An important case in defending women´s right to abortion was won on 10 July at the end of a lower court trial. SLP member Claudia Sorger (the Socialist Left Party is the CWI´s affiliate in Austria) had been taken to court by the radical anti-abortionists Human Life International because she had criticised...

More than 1 million workers in 18,000 workplaces all over Austria, a third of the entire Austrian workforce, took industrial action on 3 June - the country’s biggest strike since World War Two.

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