Nicaragua unrest death toll rises before new protests

The toll from a crackdown on anti-government protests has risen to 264, as activists plan new rallies. The death toll from four months of political unrest in Nicaragua has risen to 264, More »

UK communists express their solidarity with anti-fascists in Ukraine

A protest was held today in Whitehall, London opposite the prime minister’s residence in Downing Street in solidarity with anti-fascists in Ukraine, with the slogans: “Civilians in the Donbas still face daily More »

Greece decides to expel Russian diplomats

The Greek government has decided to expel two Russian diplomats, and ban the entry into Greece of two more, accusing them of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against Greece’s national More »

Ukrainian journalist is tried for “mitigation of anti-Russian sentiments”

On July 5, the Shevchenko district court of the city of Zaporozhye extended the arrest of journalist Pavel Volkov. He was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in September 2017. In the More »

 

Finland | Ombudsman: Urgent action needed to tackle child poverty in Finland

Children’s Ombudsman Tuomas Kurttila is calling on the government to take urgent action to eliminate child poverty in the country.

“Decision-makers cannot wait for the next legislative term. Government must outline concrete measures to reduce poverty. Poverty is costly for society. Children’s poverty is especially so. We cannot afford it,” Kurttila said in a statement released Friday.

Finland | Political strike in Finland

Finland, a number of trade unions have joined to a political strike on Friday 2 February called in protest at the government’s new measures to sanction unemployed benefit claimants who fail to perform 18 hours of paid work over a three-month period, or enter job-related training. The government’s “active model” threatens unemployed people with cuts in benefits unless they can prove they are actively seeking work. The law took effect at the beginning of the year, and the government is now planning follow-on legislation. Unions representing workers in the transport, media and printing trades, communications staff and newspaper delivery employees, construction and public sectors have already announced they will join the strike.

Finland | Civil War still divides Finland after 100 years, poll suggests

An Yle survey suggests that mistrust sown in the Finnish Civil War of 1918 has trickled down through the generations and is still present in subtle ways. Sixty-eight percent of respondents say the bitter conflict still divides Finns 100 years later, at least to some extent.

Finland | FINNISH SOCIALISTS AND ANTI-FASCISTS COMMEMORATED THE ODESSA MASSACRE VICTIMS

finnish-socialists-and-anti-fascists-commemorated-the-odessa-massacre-victimsFinnish socialists and anti-fascists commemorated the Odessa massacre victims and expressed their solidarity with Ukranian comrades on May 1st. at 15 o’clock in Oulu Finland.

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