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The Dutch election in mid-March was a shift to the right. One of the great mistakes of the Dutch left in the period leading up to this election was that, while it was already at an all-time low in the polls, it did not prioritise its own narrative, writes Alex De Jong.

Unidos Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias will head the party's list in Madrid's regional elections, writes Dick Nichols. But will Madrid's working class mobilise in numbers to support the left and prevent a far-right victory?

Anti*Capitalist Resistance activists reflect on the police attack on a women’s vigil in South London.

Despite its clean, green image, Norway has been called out as a “climate hypocrite” due to its reliance on extractive industries, write Gabriele Giacomo Catania and Benedicte Meydel.

A crowd-funding campaign has been launched for Australian Jock Palfreeman, who is fighting Bulgaria’s effort to expel him from the country and the European Union, writes Kerry Smith.

Following Catalonia's February 14 election, writes Dick Nichols, pro-independence parties will need to find an agreed path to force the Spanish government to meet the demands of Catalans for amnesty and an independence referendum.

Last month's protests in Russia may have been sparked by the arrest of opposition figure Aleksey Navalny, writes Aleksandr Buzgalin, but they were mostly a mass response to the social and economic suffering of the people.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons became international law on January 22 for the 122 states who signed the agreement in July 2017, writes Vijay Prashad.

The European Investment Bank president has openly declared "gas is over" — an admission that squares with what climate experts have been saying for decades, writes John Queally.

The upcoming Catalan election will be a test of the resilience of the pro-independence base, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Spanish state repression and attempts by Catalan counterparts of the governing coalition in Madrid to claw back support, writes Dick Nichols.

North Macedonia is being bullied by its neighbours, which are demanding it give up its national identity and history in exchange for European Union membership, writes Marija Petrovska.

Unidas Podemos is engaged in a thuggish operation against members of the Forward Andalusia coalition, writes Dick Nichols.

The Spanish government is being attacked from the right over its new education reforms, writes Dick Nichols.

Alex Salmon reviews Catrine Clay's Good Germans, which focuses on six resisters, who risked their lives to oppose the Nazi regime in Germany from 1933-45.

Demonstrations in Poland to defend abortion rights have become a catalyst for people’s anger at the ultraconservative government. Dagmara Zawistowska-Toczek speaks about this new movement.

At the end of October, Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the British Labour Party, writes Jonathan Strauss. What Corbyn does next is a topic of discussion in and outside the party.

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