The results of the 7 July general election in Greece saw the defeat of Syriza (“Coalition of the Radical Left”). This follows four years during which the Syriza-led government-approved mass privatisations and cuts at the […]
On Tuesday 9 July, Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive (appointed by Beijing) declared that the controversial extradition bill that has sparked weeks of mass protests is “dead”. Her opponents – now battle-hardened demonstrators who […]
Mass protests blocked roads across Israel after the killing of 19 year old Ethiopian-Israeli Solomon Tekah by an off-duty police officer in the Kiryat Haim area of Haifa on 30 June.
It is now five months since mass protests broke out in Algeria at the prospect of another term as president for the octogenarian Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The movement rapidly gathered momentum, including general strike action and […]
And then there were two. The Tories are entering the final stage of their leadership contest, with the choice between Boris Johnson, the want-to-be British Trump, and Jeremy Hunt, the NHS wrecker. Given this crisis, […]
The Indonesian general election, held in April, this year, saw another head-on collision between Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) and the opposition candidate, Prabowo Subianto. Once again, the parties in the ‘Working Indonesia’ coalition of […]
On 24 June over 10,000 workers in the Irish health service took strike action, ignoring Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar’s last minute plea to call it off. This was the first day in a campaign […]
Pride events around the world this year are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, widely seen as the birth of modern LGBT+ rights movements.
Voters in Istanbul on 23 June struck a big blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the authoritarian leader of Turkey, amid a deepening economic crisis. This is the first time in Erdogan’s 17-year rule that […]