Pedro Friere takes a deep dive into the background of dockworker strikes in Portugal, which kicked off spectacularly in November with casualised workers taking action in Setúbal and overtime bans linked to proposed pay cuts holding across most of the country’s major ports. In Portugal, this past year has been a year of intermittent dockworker strikes,
This text was contributed to Freedom by David Adam: a human rights, disability and Class War activist who wrote I am a cliché, published by Variant 18 Autumn 2003.
Today, Paris and other French urban zones see the demonstrations of the gilets jaunes, organised in part through new media.
In Ireland, a 2010 structural adjustment programme ordered the country to start charging domestic customers for water, where previously it was included in local taxation.
Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks.
In April 2017, Anna Campbell made the journey to Rojava to fight with the YPJ in defence of the revolution and the Kurdish people.