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.

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.

Japanese Prime Minister to step down amidst disastrous COVID handling

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced his intention to step down as leader of the country’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as his government fails to effectively tackle the spread of Covid-19.

Ronaldo signing proves football remains silent on true injustice

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most successful and admired football players on the planet, has made a return to the football club where he was first fully-established as a world-class talent, Manchester United. As many fans at Old Trafford seemed to be overjoyed at the news, an overlooked and dark piece of Cristiano Ronaldo’s past must be addressed and acted upon.

At least 70 killed by police in Africa’s last absolute monarchy

Protestors of the monarchy list a wide range of demands, with some simply calling for reforms by the way of a constitutional monarchy with others calling for the removal of the monarchy entirely. Calls to simply be able to elect their own prime minister have been met with violent and ruthless police brutality and government censorship.

Russia commits to increased coordination with Central Asian allies

Russia’s Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu has committed to working more closely with the nation’s allies in the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), following the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan.

World Federation of Democratic Youth: ‘support the democratic and secular forces of Afghanistan’

The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) issued a statement in response to the conquest of Kabul by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. subjugate the Middle East to their interests. We have seen imperialist wars, bombings, coups d’état sponsored by these imperialist forces, destabilisations and so on. It is impossible to understand the situation in this region in isolation from this context.”