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7 December 2016
Austria's far-right Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer failed to win the re-run election against former Green leader Alexander Van der Bellen.
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
25 May 2016
In the run-off second round election for Austria's presidency, Alexander Van der Bellen from the Green Party narrowly defeated Norbert Hofer, the candidate of the far-right Freedom Party.
9 March 2016
In the EU referendum campaign the issue of migration has been put centre stage by the pro-big business campaigns on both sides of the debate
7 October 2015
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. Refugee solidarity in Austria and Greece, water protests in Brazil.
23 September 2015
European states have closed their borders to prevent desperate people from entering
3 September 2014
An anti-racist day of action has been called on 18 September to mark the first anniversary of the murder of Greek left-wing hip hop activist Pavlos Fyssas by the neo-fascist Golden Dawn
29 February 2012
Thousands of young people across Europe have joined protests against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), writes Sebastian Kugler, SLP (CWI in Austria) and Michael KoschitzkiSAV (CWI Germany).
5 April 2011
AN IMPORTANT case in defending women's right to abortion was won on 10 July at the end of a lower court trial, writes Claudia Sorger, Socialist Left Party, Austria.
1 September 2010
HUMAN RIGHTS campaigner and lawyer Vadim Kuramshina was violently attacked and arrested last week in Kokchetava, northern Kazakhstan...
11 November 2009
Austria: United action: The last months of raging capitalist crisis have seen devastating attacks begin on the living standards of workers and youth around the world, writes Laura Rafetseder, Socialist Left Party (SLP, CWI in Austria).
5 November 2008
ON 27 October, CWI* members, Margarita D-ller, Lucia D-ller and Irene Müller were suspended from Hellas Kagran, the football club they played for in Vienna whose president is Martin Graf, a prominent far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) MP, writes Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische Linkspartei (SLP - CWI in Austria).
15 October 2008
AUSTRIA'S 28 September general election saw both government parties - the Social Democrats (SPÖ), and the People's Party (ÖVP) - lose massively, writes Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische Linkspartei (SLP - CWI Austria).
7 July 2005
RECENTLY, WORKERS for the Mondi Company in Slovakia, who were fired by management for setting up a genuine trade union and demanding higher wages, won an important court case...
13 November 2004
THE MANAGEMENT of the Austrian based multinational Neusiedler in Ruzomberok, a town in central Slovakia, has handed out redundancy notices to workers involved in organising a new trade union...
17 April 2004
LAST MONTH a Viennese court made a final ruling in favour of Claudia Sorger, the spokesperson for women's affairs of the Socialist Left Party (SLP, the Austrian section of the CWI) in a case brought by extreme anti-abortionists...
14 June 2003
MORE THAN one million workers in 18,000 workplaces all over Austria, a third of the entire Austrian workforce, took industrial action on 3 June - the country's biggest strike since world war two, writes Laura Rafetseder, SLP, Vienna.
31 May 2003
AS STRIKES and demonstrations against public sector cuts sweep France, Germany, and Austria, the mainstream British press's most prominent mention of this mass movement is in the gossip columns - apparently Madonna is upset because her daughter's teachers have been on strike!...
17 May 2003
Austria: ON 6 May, for the first time in decades, the ÖGB (Austrian trade union federation) called for a national day of action, including strikes, writes Sonja Grusch, Sozialistiche LinksPartei (SLP), Vienna.
3 March 2000
SONJA GRUSCH of the Sozialistische LinksPartei (SLP), Austrian section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) - the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) reports on the massive school students strike and demos against Austria's new right-wing c...
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