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What’s behind the anti-immigrant vote in Switzerland?

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / HUMANITE Since the Swiss / EU agreement on the free movement of people, a sense of unease has been growing in Switzerland, fuelled by the crisis and exacerbated by the demagoguery of the extreme nationalist right. The success of the anti-immigration initiative of the far-right Swiss People’s Party, led by … Continue reading

Spain: Anti-austerity referendum campaign kicks off

A coalition of 150 Spanish civil society organisations and unions have begun collecting signatures for a referendum on the brutal austerity programme of the Popular Party government of Mariano Rajoy. The complete mismatch between the right wing Government’s  programme and the manifesto it won the elections with last November is an underlining theme of the … Continue reading

72% of French people want referendum on Permanent Austerity Treaty-poll.

72% of French people want a referendum on the Fiscal Compact treaty, according to a poll. The CSA poll, conducted for l’Humanité  newspaper, comes as the radical Left Front renewed demands for the decision to be made by all the French people using this method of popular vote. President François Hollande plans to adopt the new treaty, … Continue reading

Italian senators urged to vote down balanced budget law

Communists demand referendum on EU Fiscal Compact, denounce parliamentarians as ‘thieves of democracy’  A balanced budget law, the fiscal straightjacket being imposed on people across Europe, is set to be given the green light by Italian senators on Wednesday in a move described as ‘financial coup’ by Italy’s communists. Paolo Ferrero, of Communist Refoundation and Federation … Continue reading

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