Tag archive for ‘Left’
By admin On Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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To Defeat the Far Right, Portugal’s Left Must Learn From Its History

In normal times, a presidential election is a straightforward affair, resulting in one winner and one (or more) losers. The winner gets to be head of state, the losers often drift into public oblivion until, perhaps, More...

By admin On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Woman knocked over & left bleeding after water cannon fires from close range during anti-lockdown protests in Netherlands (VIDEO)

A woman who was present at one of the anti-lockdown demonstrations that have rocked the Netherlands was visibly injured after being toppled over by a water cannon, leaving her face bloodied as she staggered away. Police More...

By admin On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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Trump left office ‘defeated, isolated & broken’, Iranian General Soleimani’s daughter says in withering statement

The youngest daughter of slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani rebuked former US president Donald Trump in a blistering message, saying he ended his term in disgrace while condemning him for her father’s assassination More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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After Trump: can the left organise to defeat the right? – part two

As Biden is inaugurated, Kate O’Neil asks DSA activist and author Saman Sepehri what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the American left Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Clean sweep for left in Socialist Health Association London elections, despite right-wing campaign

Encouragement for left in other regions to organise Left candidates won a clean sweep in tonight’s executive elections of the London branch of the Socialist Health Association (SHA), despite a concerted campaign More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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After Trump: can the left organise to defeat the right? – part one

In the lead-up to Biden’s inauguration, Kate O’Neil asks DSA activist and author Saman Sepehri what this month’s historic events in the US mean for the American left Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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If you want the jab, raise your Hans: German vaccine officials left with no choice but to guess people’s ages from their names

German privacy law is rigorous. Forced to improvise, officials in one state sent letters to people with old-sounding names, in the hopes of inviting them to get vaccinated. The German state of Lower Saxony began More...

By admin On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Christina McAnea’s Unison Victory is a Lesson for the Left

This week, Unison – the UK’s biggest union and a major Labour party donor – announced Christina McAnea had won its general secretary election and will become the union’s first woman leader. While More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Unison’s left lose out in the General Secretary Election

Despite left candidates receiving the majority of the votes in Unison’s General Secretary election, the split vote meant the candidate of the right has won, writes Karen Buckley Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Monday, January 11th, 2021
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Unison election: Potential for a historic left victory revealed

The result for the Unison general secretary election has just been announced: Paul Holmes – 45,220 (33.76%)Christina McAnea – 63,900 (47.7%)Roger McKenzie – 14,450 (10.79%)Hugo Pierre – 10,382 (7.75%) While More...