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Trade Unions Block Arms Exports to Israel: International Workers’ Solidarity

LeftEast publishes an English translation of this article from the Croatian portian Radnička Prava thanks to our cooperation within the framework of the East European Left Media Outlet (ELMO). Originally published on November 27, 2023. Around the world, trade unions and workers are refusing to participate in the production and transportation of arms intended for […]

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We Asked: How is Suppression of Palestinian Solidarity Unfolding in Hungary? (an Interview with Soma Ábrahám Kiss and Bernáth Lackó)

Most political parties and other actors of the political landscape, significant or niche, openly support the Israeli narrative and there are barely any public figures that condemn the oppression of anti-war protests and opinions in public statements, unless they are asked directly to do so.  On Hungary’s political palette, it is mainly the small and marginal leftist organisations that support peace or the Palestinian people.

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Suffocating the academic and student solidarity movement for Palestinian liberation in Finnish higher education (Part 3)

We share this piece by Anaïs Duong-Pedica on the obstacles faced by the student solidarity movement for Palestinian liberation in Finland, originally published by Raster.fi. We find that it complements the reports we have been collecting from leftist activists in various locations in Europe, aiming to alert the activist communities across our region to the oppression […]

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Suffocating the academic and student solidarity movement for Palestinian liberation in Finnish higher education (Part 2)

We share this piece by Anaïs Duong-Pedica on the obstacles faced by the student solidarity movement for Palestinian liberation in Finland, originally published by Raster.fi. We find that it complements the reports we have been collecting from leftist activists in various locations in Europe, aiming to alert the activist communities across our region to the oppression […]

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Donate to Jenin – A Christmas gift that can save lives

During Christmas, when most of the Christian world, practicing religion or not, is celebrating love in one way or another, we must not forget our Palestinian comrades, who are dying not only by bombs and shooting, but also of hunger. Donating to Jenin could be a Christmas gift that could save lives.

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We Asked: How is the Suppression of Palestinian Solidarity Unfolding in Croatia?

Since the launch of Hamas’ Operation Floods of Aqsa and Israel’s bombardment of besieged Gaza, Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists in Europe have been facing unprecedented censorship, policing, harassment, arrests, gag orders, and threats. In compiling several reports from leftist activists in various locations in Europe, we aim to alert our activist communities across our region […]

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Suffocating the academic and student solidarity movement for Palestinian liberation in Finnish higher education (Part 1)

We share this piece by Anaïs Duong-Pedica on the obstacles faced by the student solidarity movement for Palestinian liberation in Finland, originally published by Raster.fi. We find that it complements the reports we have been collecting from leftist activists in various locations in Europe, aiming to alert the activist communities across our region to the […]

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“An absolute deluge of repression”: The criminalization of dissent in Israel today

Tibor T. Meszmann interviews Matan Kaminer Can you describe what is going on, what are the positions and challenges for the Israeli left after October 7th, after the circles of violence intensified in both Israel and in the Occupied Territories?  Whenever talking about the “Israeli left,” it’s important to begin by clarifying what is meant. […]

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Political Establishment in Austria Uses the Israel/Palestine Conflict for a Generalized Attack on the Left and the Workers Movement

LeftEast Editorial Note: What follows is an interview we conducted with Yola Kipcak of Der Funke. Could you summarize for us your position on the current war in Palestine?  Our position as the International Marxist Tendency is very simple: We stand on the side of the oppressed, the Palestinians, against the oppressor, the Israeli state […]

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Solidarity? Make Sure Your Tax-Money is Not Invested in War Crimes!

Note from LeftEast editors: This interview originally appeared in Mešanec in Slovenian and in English in ZNetwork. It is reprinted here with permission. A prominent writer and political activist Majed Abusalama is a co-founder of numerous organizations, one of them being Palestine speaks in Germany. Born in Gaza, he is now based between Berlin and Tampere, where he is finishing […]