Austrian communists win Graz elections

While the German speaking world may have been crowded around the TV to see whether Herr Schulz or Herr Laschet was to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s chancellor, Graz, the second largest city in Austria was about to contribute with some election drama of its own.

Johnson’s capitalism – you can heat OR eat!

It’s a capitalist crisis. We are getting a bit blasé about this as its not at all clear now, where and when one crisis finishes and another begins. But you can be sure that its the workers who will be presented with the bill, whether they have a seat at the table and a plate on it, or not. Capitalism has convinced many that wage rises fuel inflation. But when the monopoly energy companies increase their prices by on average four times the rate of inflation for the last twenty years, that of course, is a contribution to the common good.

Spike in gas prices sees energy bills rise and supply chains threatened

UK gas prices have risen dramatically, leaving many energy suppliers bust and our bills ever higher, in a stark demonstration of privatisation’s failures. With prices having increased by 250% since January, many energy suppliers are arguing that they will struggle to cover the increased costs.

Anti-China trade deal slammed as an act of aggression by Chinese officials

Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the ‘AUKUS’ security pact on Thursday. A joint statement from the three signatories claimed the alliance was created to “ensure stability” in the Indo-Pacific region.

Iran joins Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at 21st annual conference

The SCO met for its 21st annual conference on Friday, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where it admitted Iran as the organisation’s ninth full member. The summit brought together heads of state to discuss members’ continued cooperation.

Disrupting the DSEI Arms Fair: workers take action

𝘙𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘰𝘺𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘣𝘴, 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘠𝘊𝘓 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 — 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘴𝘮𝘰𝘬𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘴. 𝘕𝘈𝘛𝘏𝘈𝘕 𝘊𝘡𝘈𝘗𝘕𝘐𝘒 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘪𝘵.

Police Inspectorate releases report on police response to violence against women and girls

The Policing Inspectorate (HMICFRS) have today announced the release of their keenly awaited review of the policing response to violence against women and girls, announced in response to the murder of Sarah Everard in March of this year.