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Don’t use Denmark to justify a return to schools

Don’t use Denmark to justify a return to schools The Tories claim Denmark shows it’s safe to reopen schools. Paul McGarr looks behind their spin

Workers gear up for massive pay fight in Denmark

Workers gear up for massive pay fight in Denmark Around 10,000 shop stewards met last week in Denmark as a major confrontation looms.

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir The late Henning Mankell’s Wallander stories built on social realism—but the genre’s roots lie in a Marxist critique of Sweden, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

International round-up

Palestinian hunger striker released; protest el-Sisi's visit; Ryanair strike in Denmark; Hungary's anti-migrant fence

Far left triples vote in Danish council elections

Local council election results in Denmark showed a surge in support for the far left Unity List (EL). Also known as the Red-Green Alliance, EL includes members of the Socialist Worker Party’s sister organisation the International Socialists.

Danish government uses law to end all-out teachers' strike

The Labour-led governing coalition in Denmark last week used legal powers to end a four-week all out strike by the country’s teachers.

A bosses’ lockout fails to curb teachers’ resistance in Denmark

16 April 2013
Over 40,000 teachers converged on the Danish capital Copenhagen on Thursday of last week in a magnificent demonstration of defiance against a savage employers’ offensive.

Childcare: Dutch and Danish offer different models

29 May 2012
How does childcare in Britain compare to that in the rest of Europe? The Tories claim to be following the example of the Netherlands, which uses a network of "host agencies" to run its childcare system.

Anti-racists see off Nazis in Aarhus, Denmark

03 April 2012
Many of Europe’s key Nazis and Islamophobes gathered in Aarhus, Denmark, on Saturday of last week.

Danes take left turn against cuts

20 September 2011
The centre-left "red bloc" narrowly won Denmark’s election last week—throwing out a decade-long Liberal government propped up by the far right Danish People’s Party.

The Killing

28 June 2011
US remake of the cult Danish police investigation series.

The Killing is riveting and essential viewing

19 April 2011
Those of us who were consumed by the first series of Danish television thriller The Killing will have to wait until the autumn for series two.

Armadillo, directed by Janus Metz Pedersen

12 April 2011
This Danish documentary is about the Armadillo "forward operating base" in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, shared by Danish and British troops.

Nordic unions prepare action in support of BA strikers

01 April 2010
Trade unions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden are giving legal notice that they will take action in support of British Airways cabin crew. The five unions – Sweden’s SEKO and Swedish Transport Workers’ Union, Denmark’s 3F and Norway’s Parat and Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union – have acted in response to a call for lawful solidarity action made by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

Climate protests defy the police in Copenhagen

17 December 2009
The demonstration "Reclaim Power" in Copenhagen on Wednesday of this week attracted several thousand Danish and international protesters.

‘Flood’ of protest hits Copenhagen

15 December 2009
More than 100,000 protesters gathered in the Danish capital of Copenhagen last Saturday to demand that world leaders take serious action on climate change.

Take climate fight to Copenhagen

13 October 2009
Jørn Andersen is from the Climate Movement in Denmark – known as Klimabevægelsen. He is also part of the coordination group of the 12 December Initiative – a broad coalition of organisations preparing for the demonstration at the United Nations (UN) climate summit in Copenhagen on 12 December.

Housing regeneration: a ‘des res’ mess

20 May 2008
There is another, less famous May 1968 anniversary this month – the partial collapse of the Ronan Point tower block in Newham, east London. Twenty two storeys high, this block was based on a Danish system that was only designed to go up to six storeys.

Reports round-up

08 August 2007
King’s College Hospital rally Union members held a rally last week in support of Unite union representative Tony Anthrobus, whose job is threatened by a reorganisation at King’s College Hospital in south London where Tony has worked for over 40 years. A demonstration has been called on Wednesday 15 August, assembling 12.30pm, Ruskin Way entrance, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill

A State of Denmark | The Star | Media Burn

13 January 2007
A State of Denmarkby Derek Raymond£7.99 Serpent’s Tailpublished 18 January Cult crime novelist Derek Raymond wrote this dystopian novel in the mid 1960s. It concerns a future England where an openly fascist regime has taken power, led by Jobling, a former Labour politician.

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