On December 30th 2020, members of the An Gardaí Síochána fatally shot Nigerian-born George Nkencho, a 27 year old man in mental health crisis.
Nathan Czapnik warns the growth of reactionary ideologies and political policing in eastern Europe cannot be seen in isolation.
Police shooting of an unarmed man in Albania has sparked huge protests across the country, with protesters being attacked with tear gas and several protest leaders being arrested for breaching Covid related lockdown rules that limit public gatherings to less than ten people.
The continued operation of neo-Nazis in Germany despite proscription shows that they are far from deterred by state repression – only pushed underground.
Since last weekend, protests have erupted in France’s urban centres against a newly proposed #SécuritéGlobale’ bill that aims to ban individuals from filming police officers. #Paris #France #Police 🔥🚔✊
As Italy goes feet first into a second wave of Covid-19, the Italian island of Sicily has requested the return of the Cuban doctors that came to Italy in April to help fight against the first major outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe. Italian newspaper La Repubblica has reported that the request was made a week ago, pleading for 60 Cuban medics to come to the island.
On Tuesday 17th November, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) were met with physical violence from the police force during a demonstration in memory of the 1973 Athens Polytechnic Uprising.
Anti fascists across the globe have paid tribute to Alexey Markov, Russian communist and commander of the Ghost Brigade, a dedicated anti-fascist fighting force in the Donbass conflict primarily made up of Ukrainian and Russian communist volunteers, who has sadly passed away in a car accident this October.
Last Thursday (22 October 2020), Poland’s High Court ruled that all abortions will remain illegal. This decision was made after a constitutional tribunal had reviewed the constitutionality of a controversial article from the 1993 ‘anti-abortion’ law which states that “difficult living conditions” is not an adequate condition for aborting a foetus.
The Communist Party’s International Commission has issued a briefing note on the current political crisis in Belarus and its wider international context.