Sweden: activist prevents deportation of a man to Afghanistan

July 24th: A young Swedish woman has managed to prevent a forced deportation by the Swedish immigration forces of a 52-year-old man to Afghanistan.

Iraq: 831 dead or injuried in anti-government protests

July 24th: According to the Baghdad-based war monitor Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, mass protests in Iraq had left 831 protesters killed and injured over the past 10 days.

Greece: occupied gym in Exarchia evicted and demolished

July 21st: On Tuesday morning Athens’ only squatted gym was evicted and demolished with a bulldozer.

France: Four people face charges for assisting refugees

July 18th: Four people were arrested for helping migrants cross the border into France.  It is the latest case over citizens providing aid to refugees in France.

Netherlands: man fleeing homophobic violence denied asylum as he is ‘not gay enough’

July 17th: A man fleeing anti-gay violence has been denied asylum seeker status in the Netherlands based on an assessment by the IND (The Immigration and Naturalisation Department) which found him to be “not gay enough”: in this exact words.

Notes from the US: Racism enshrined in law

July 16th: Louis Further rounds up some of the key news from the US, including some nasty rulings coming down from the “pre” reactionary group which sitting before Trump imposes his vision for its future.

Greece: Pola Roupa sentenced to life plus 25 years imprisonment

July 13th: Pola Roupa, a member of Greek urban guerrila group Revolutionary Struggle, has been sentenced to life and 25 years imprisonment over the bomb attack on the Greek National Bank and the offices of the IMF in Athens in April 2014.

Dijon: large refugee squat evicted

July 12th: Yesterday early morning French police, with assistance from border police evicted the XXL Squat in Dijon, where about hundred asylum seekers lived.

Austria: 12-hour work day approved by the parliament

July 8th: With the votes of the coalition government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Nationalist Liberal Party, as well as the votes of the neo-liberal opposition party NEW (New Austria), the Austrian Parliament  approved the controversial law to allow 12-hour work days.

Italian and Polish neo-nazis join forces to patrol beaches to “protect women from migrants”

July 6th: The members of Italian far-right party Forza Nuova (FN), in coalition with Polish neo-nazi group National Radical Camp (Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny, ONR), launched beach patrols in order to “protect women and children from migrants” in the Italian town Rimini.