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Reading Joe Sacco is to walk, albeit briefly, in the shoes of those who suffer most from the unjust global balance of power, writes Andrew Chuter.

Islamophobia in France has been growing in strength for many years, but has dangerously accelerated in recent weeks, writes John Mullen.

Mira Hamermesh was only 15 when she defied her Jewish parents in Nazi-Occupied Poland and fled for her life. That she survived is a wonder, and her dramatic account is engrossing and terrifying, writes Barry Healy.

The Spanish state's relentless pursuit of Catalan independence activists suffered a big hit when the National High Court found the former Catalan police chief and his three fellow defendants not guilty on all charges, reports Dick Nichols.

Since the latest fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh began, nationalist propaganda in both countries has reached a fever pitch and any anti-war activity is drowned out by vitriol and punished with arrests. In response, Azerbaijani Leftist Youth have released this statement.

Intense fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan has left scores of people dead and hundreds wounded, as the two neighbouring states teeter on the brink of all-out war, writes Walter Smolarek.

Arrest warrants were issued for 82 people in Turkey on September 25, writes Kerry Smith. The arrests targeted members and leaders of the People's Democratic Party (HDP) ‒ the third largest party in Turkey.

Fires destroyed the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on September 10, leaving thousands of people without shelter. In response, the Global Ecosocialist Network adopted the following resolution.

The free trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur will benefit EU multinationals, but poses serious disadvantages for industries in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, writes Veronica Ocvirk.

The Republic of North Macedonia's parliamentary elections, held amid the global COVID-19 pandemic on July 15, resulted in a hung parliament, write Atanas Grkov and Mark Tan.

A COVID-19 blog by Green Left's European correspondent Dick Nichols, who is based in Barcelona.

Death is touching everyone in Britain with fatalities from COVID-19 running at nearly a thousand a day, writes Derek Wall. So why is Prime Minister Boris Johnson still popular?

 

Major threats to public health, living standards and political freedoms underpin Prime Minister Boris Johnson's response to COVID-19, write Neil Faulkner and Phil Hearse.

Stuck at home in precautionary quarantine in Abruzzo, central Italy, Daniele Fulvi writes people are organising flash mobs and virtual gatherings to prevent isolation and maintain a sense of community.

Whenever supporters of Catalan sovereignty and independence have been asked to travel far from home to champion their country’s democratic rights, they have always rallied to the cause, writes Dick Nichols from Barcelona.

In the aftermath of the recent racist attacks in Hanau, Green Left spoke with Sibylle Kaczorek, an anti-racist activist based in Berlin, about its impacts on recent election results in Hamburg and the campaign against the far right.

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