April 12: Global Day of Action Against Military Spending


This year’s  Global Day of Action Against Military Spending is to take place on April 12, and events are planned throughout the world, with more and more organizations and individuals signing

The growing use of ‘preventative’ arrests


Kees Hudig examines police tactics to counter and thwart protests using mass and preventative

‘The EU has a very serious problem with its neighbourhood policy’


Addressing the European Parliament on the situation in Egypt, Spanish GUE/NGL MEP Willy Meyer slammed recent EU flip-flopping on its attitude to dictators in North Africa.

Left MEPs attack Commission over shady expert groups


Speaking in a heated debate on Commission expert groups during the European Parliament plenary session, Dutch Socialist Party MEP Dennis de Jong, who initiated the debate, called for transparency a

“The university is no longer an elevator of upward social mobility but rather a factory of precariousness.”

For a New Europe: University Struggles Against Austerity

A statement from a recent conference in Paris

EU complicity in Israeli human rights abuses


In evidence given at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Ben Hayes of Statewatch and Transnational Institute argued that the EU's provision of research grants to Israeli security companies was compl

EU arms sales soar to regions of conflict


Arms export licences from European Union (EU) countries totalled a record €40.3 billion in 2009, up 20% on 2008.

The IMF and Ireland: What We Can Learn from the Global South

New paper from  Action from Ireland

Learning from the Global South

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