Navalny is not the ‘saviour fighting for democracy’ that the Western media has portrayed him as. He has consistently proven himself to be an ultranationalist and has mixed with far-right figures from across Russia.
Germany’s largest party, the CDU, has appointed a new leader after a year of deliberation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Armin Laschet won 53% of the vote and will now hope to steer the party forward as it looks to progress past Merkel’s 18-year rule. With a leading role in the EU, Europe’s largest economy plays an important role as the relative ‘middle ground’ to increasingly polarised governments to its East and West.
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.
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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.