On September 4th and 5th representatives of various parties and initiatives of the European Left (EL) met and exchanged their perspectives on local politics under the circumstances of the Covid-19-pandemy as well as the neoliberal mainstream, which leads to an transformation towards a authoritarian form of capitalism.

An example for this fact: The traditional „Volksstimmefest“, named after the longtime magazine associated with the Communist Party of Austria (CPA; KPÖ), could not take place. Despite the elaborated security concept by the organizing team, the authorities of the City of Vienna, governed by a coalition of social democrats and greens, have not even responded to their requests. There seems to be a connection between this...

pda oesterreichConsideration by Tibor Zenker, chairman of the Party of Labour of Austria

Rather incidentally and as a sideline, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned at a press conference in Belvedere Palace on the occasion of his visit to Vienna on 14 August that Austria would in future participate in the "State Partnership Program" (SPP) of the US Pentagon. Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner...

pda oesterreichStatement of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria, Vienna, 13 August 2020

On 13 and 14 August 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Vienna, where he will meet with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Foreign Minister Schallenberg and President Van der Bellen (as well as with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias). The Party of Labour of Austria states: It is not in...

pda oesterreichOn 21 December 2019 the 4th Party Congress of the Party of Labour of Austria (Partei der Arbeit Österreichs, PdA) took place in Vienna under the motto "Strengthen the Party - Strengthen the Working Class!" At this event, a review of the activities and developments of the past period since the 3rd Party Congress was undertaken, and at the same time a first outlook on the next two years was given...

The Meeting of European Communist Youth Organizations (MECYO) is an important annual initiative to increase the exchange and discussion between communist youth organization struggling in Europe. The 15th MECYO took place in Linz, Austria, on June 29-30 with the participation of 17 communist youth organizations. This year, the meeting was hosted by the Communist Youth of Austria (KJÖ), in...

Convoy of HopeIn the morning of September 14th, the »Convoy of Hope« startet from Leipzig, followed up by cars from Dresden, Prague and Vienna. Destination was the boarder location Nickelsdorf (Austria), where thousands of refugees arrived, who where brought to the border by Hungarian authorities after eviction of the camps in Hungary. Since today, September 15th, the criminalisation of refugees...