Statemrnt by Pierre Laurent
The first round of departmental elections, despite a participation rate that was 6.5 points higher than in 2011, was largely boycotted by voters, with 48.5% abstaining. 1,023 more words
Today, our Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, will tell the Parti Socialiste, our sister party in France, that over the period of this Conservative-Liberal Democrat government, we have witnessed “the most significant decline in British influence in Europe for a generation”. 251 more words
The recent Victorian election has been seen as a historic breakthrough for the Greens in the Lower House, winning two seats. The Greens now hold Lower House seats in five out of nine jurisdictions and have held a Lower House seat in every jurisdiction bar the Northern Territory. 801 more words
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“Fascism arrives as your friend,” suggested the children’s author Michael Rosen. “It will restore your honour, make you feel proud, protect your house, give you a job, clean up the neighbourhood, remind you of how great you once were, clear out the venal and the corrupt, remove anything you feel is unlike you…” 682 more words
Mélenchon for Citizen Revolution with French Greens.
The Front de Gauche (FdG) held a national general meeting (Assemblée générale) last weekend on the 7th of December. 875 more words
There are two journals from Australia which hold the attention of the left.
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal “seeks to promote the exchange of information, experience of struggle, theoretical analysis and views of political strategy and tactics within the international left. 119 more words
Death in Protest at Sivens Dam.
Opponents of an expensive dam project, which they will only serve to irrigate the lands of a small number of farmers practising intensive agriculture, gathered in force at Sivens over the weekend. 574 more words