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Austrian anti-fascists need funds to stop Freedom Party silencing them

20 January 2015
Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache and his team of lawyers are trying to silence the anti-fascist movement by pressing charges against the socialist paper Linkswende in several law suits.

Bootle - the battle goes on

03 April 2012
Workers from Mayr Melnhof Packaging (MMP) in Bootle, near Liverpool, protested outside the Austrian embassy in London last Friday against their treatment at the hands of the Austrian-based firm.

Bootle packaging workers protest in London against redundancies

30 March 2012
Workers from Mayr Melnhof Packaging (MMP) in Bootle, near Liverpool, protested outside the Austrian embassy in London today, Friday, against their treatment at the hands of the Austrian-based firm.

Student voices of struggle across Europe

02 November 2010
Students from Greece and Austria came to the EAN conference, as well as Julien Sergere, a college teacher from France.

Forced Journeys: Artists in Exile in Britain 1933 to 1945

20 April 2010
This exhibition of the work of German and Austrian internees on the Isle of Man marks the 70th year since the opening of internment camps on the island.

Austrian students will fight on

15 December 2009
Students have been occupying the University of Vienna in Austria for more than three months.

Photo of the Austrian student occupation

09 December 2009

Dietmar Meister, University of Vienna - ‘Working groups involve thousands of students’

08 December 2009
For weeks now students have shown that they are capable of organising themselves – and not only in Austria. More than 100 working groups have grown out of the occupation at the main university in Vienna.

Katharina Litschauer, University of Vienna - ‘We surrounded parliament’

08 December 2009
Students across Austria have been in occupation for more than three months, battling against a government that is assaulting education funding and attempting to push through neoliberal reforms.

Voices from student occupations in Austria and Serbia

08 December 2009
Voices from student occupations in Austria and Serbia


24 November 2009
New revolts in Europe The university occupation movement in Austria is now into its fifth week and is going from strength to strength. The media is supporting the protests, and commenting on the international character of the movement – and that the Austrian students have "infected" Germany with their radicalism. The movement is helping to put increasing pressure on the government.

Austrian students in mass revolt

03 November 2009
A wave of student protest is sweeping Austria. Students at the Fine Arts University in the capital, Vienna, began it by occupying their college after the principal announced fee increases and changes to course funding.

Bruno: A homophobic and tedious failure of a film

07 July 2009
Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comic persona, is an airheaded Austrian gay fashionista who has come to the US in search of fame.

Radiokijada - Peru’s hidden music from tea chests and jawbones

14 April 2009
Rodolfo Muñoz Ramirez is a percussionist from Lima, Peru, and Christoph Müller is an Austrian musician most famous for his work with The Gotan Project.

Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945

10 June 2008
Between the two world wars there was a massive expansion of interest in photography across central European countries including Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Hungary.

Cartoon row round-up

18 February 2006
Paper vendors strike in Graz Sixty two street vendors of the Kleine Zeitung newspaper in Graz, Austria, went on strike on Monday of last week after a paper reprinted the offensive caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. For days they had tried to convince the editors that they should avoid such an offensive act.

Mozart: musical beauty in an age of revolution

21 January 2006
To mark the anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, Austria, on 28 January 1756 we will once again be regaled with tales of the boy genius who was practically composing masterpieces in his crib.

Voices from the world's biggest global anti-war protest

22 February 2003
Turkey | Luxembourg | Ireland | Australia | Austria | Czech Republic | Malaysia | New Zealand | Switzerland | Malta | Poland | Cyprus | Norway | Germany


30 November 2002
AUSTRIA'S FAR right Freedom Party saw its support collapse in the country's general election last weekend. The party caused shock across Europe when it won 27 percent of votes in the 1999 election and joined a coalition government with Austria's Conservative Party. Last weekend its support collapsed to 10 percent. The Freedom Party's key figure is Jörg Haider, who has praised Hitler's Nazis in the past.

Why did government collapse in Austria?

21 September 2002
AUSTRIA IS heading for a general election in November following the collapse last week of the Tory/far right government. The coalition's collapse is the result of a deepening polarisation between left and right.

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