europe

Fall of the Berlin Wall, 30 years on

December 2019

It wasn’t really about the “death of communism.” It was about the failure of Stalinism, to which capitalism has hardly been an answer to celebrate.

European dockworkers disrupt war machine

August 2019

Port worker unions in France and Italy recently protested and struck, keeping Saudi ships from being loaded with weapons bound for attacks on Yemen.

Labor Weather Report for June 2017

June 2017

May 2017 — Autoworkers fight for contract. Seventy percent of Volkswagen-Chattanooga workers in Tennessee voted to join United Auto Workers over a year ago. Yet the automaker still defies U.S. government orders to negotiate a contract. Unionists from seven other countries visited to show support for Local 42’s anger at unsafe working conditions, constant shift… Read more »

Catalonia’s right to decide

December 2017

Spain’s right-wing government is using every weapon to stifle the independence movement and imprison or otherwise sideline its leaders.