The Requirements of the European Left: A Conversation with Peter Mertens, General Secretary of the Workers Party of Belgium
Vijay Prashad in conversation with Peter Mertens, General Secretary of the Workers Party of Belgium.
Sander Claessens: ‘We defend a socialist society where people and the planet come first’
The president of the Comac student movement in Belgium spoke to Peoples Dispatch about organizing students and youth to fight against oppression and injustice
Succumbing to artists’ protest, Belgium suspends restrictions on cultural activity
The artist community and workers in the cultural sector have claimed that the Belgian government’s COVID-19 regulations targeting the cultural sector were not advised by experts.
Reply to the letter by Philippe, King of the Belgians, about Belgium’s responsibility in the exploitation of the Congolese people
On 30 June 2020, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the former Belgian Congo’s independence, the news went viral over the planet: Philippe, King of the Belgians, had conveyed regrets for the colonial past, and particularly for the time when Leopold II owned the Congo as a personal possession (1885-1908), to the Congolese head of state and to the Congolese people.
Faced with coronavirus, the most effective health system is one focused on prevention
“You really are the men and women who do everything eh, you people!” That was the reaction of an 88-year-old patient when she received a phone call from one of our Medicine for the People (MPLP) volunteer workers or staff in mid-March.
Belgium Worker’s Party obtains excellent results in federal, regional and European elections
After a phenomenal and social campaign, the Belgian Workers’ Party (PTB-PVDA) has confirmed its progress throughout the country, with results ranging from 6.6% in Flanders to over 12% in Brussels and 13.5% in Wallonia. The genuine left thus sends 12 members to the federal parliament, 1 member to the European Parliament, 11 members to the Brussels Parliament, 4 members to the Flemish Parliament and 10 members to the Walloon Parliament.
The feminism of Anja Meulenbelt
Trump did us all an enormous favor. His election was such a shock that millions of people went into the street. And to see women in the lead meant a great deal to me as a feminist.