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Allegory for the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire

Allegory for the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire Budapest high society basked in a heatwave in the summer of 1913. In Hungarian language drama Sunset, its depravity, decadence—and destruction—lie in the shadows.

What’s behind the militant protests rocking Hungary’s right wing government?

What’s behind the militant protests rocking Hungary’s right wing government? Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Budapest against the right wing Hungarian government’s draconian new labour law.

Far right antisemites win election in Hungary after vicious campaign

Far right antisemites win election in Hungary after vicious campaign A party that believes in a world Jewish conspiracy won the Hungarian general election on Sunday. The Nazis came second.

Anti-fascists challenge gathering of Hungarian Nazi party Jobbik in London

Anti-fascists challenge gathering of Hungarian Nazi party Jobbik in London Chants of “Never again” rang out in front of the Millennium Hotel in west London as around 100 anti-fascists protested against a Jobbik meeting on Friday night.

Hungary 1956—rebirth of socialism from below

Hungary 1956—rebirth of socialism from below On its 60th anniversary, Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the Hungarian Revolution where workers and students battled for power—and shook a regime that claimed to represent them

Racist propaganda falls short in Hungary’s anti-refugee referendum

Racist propaganda falls short in Hungary’s anti-refugee referendum Also: Narrow vote rejects Farc peace deal in Colombia

Six myths about the European Union

30 March 2016
Left wing supporters of the European Union (EU) predict disaster if Britain votes to Leave. They say workers’ lives would get harder and racism would rise. But what would really happen? Socialist Worker looks behind six myths

Migrants across Europe defy cops and racist rules as rebellious mood spreads

08 September 2015
The refugees shut out to die by Fortress Europe have refused to go quietly. Borders were temporarily opened last week as anti-migrant governments tried and failed to hold them back.

International round-up

14 July 2015
Palestinian hunger striker released; protest el-Sisi's visit; Ryanair strike in Denmark; Hungary's anti-migrant fence

Red Psalm

18 October 2011
Red Psalm centres on the peasant uprisings of Hungary in the late 19th century.

Hungarian toxic spill boss arrested

12 October 2010
Eight people are dead and 150 injured after up to one million cubic metres of toxic aluminium sludge surged from an industrial plant in Ajka, western Hungary.

Hungary: fascists on the march

20 April 2010
The Jobbik party grabbed 17 percent of the vote in the first round of the Hungarian general election, in a chilling warning to the rest of Europe. It came third with 842,306 votes – only just behind the ruling Socialist Party.

Warning from Hungary as fascists and right gain in election

13 April 2010
The first round of the Hungarian elections last weekend saw a devastating victory for the right wing.The fascist Jobbik party also made major gains.

Rulers' fear as world becomes less stable

13 April 2010
WORLD RULERS are in crisis. A revolution erupts in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, in Russia’s "backyard". An open Nazi party takes nearly one in five votes in the first round of the Hungarian elections. In Thailand, a mass movement shakes the regime. In Greece, the fear of meltdown forces the EU to offer emergency funds—at a price.

Fighting fascism in Hungary

11 August 2009
Veroce is a typical Hungarian village – streets of wooden and stone houses built around a few shops and a huge church.

Hungary: fascist menace emboldened by capitalism’s crisis

19 May 2009
‘Marching neo-Nazi paramilitary guards, openly racist members of parliament, ghetto walls erected around Roma Gypsy slums, laws slanted so that social welfare recipients from ethnic minorities are losing their benefits, fingerprinting and mass deportation of ‘guest workers’, judicial and bureaucratic bias against immigrants and unpunished race murders.

Imre Nagy and Hungary’s heroic uprising

10 June 2008
Fifty years ago this week Hungary’s prime minister Imre Nagy was executed following a secret trial. He was accused of treason and of plotting against Russia.

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.

A new left for eastern Europe

05 February 2008
In 1989 one party regimes crumbled in six countries in Eastern Europe. Within a few weeks there were massive political changes in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The Eastern Bloc, which the Soviet Union had dominated, was finished.

Domino's pizza workers get some dough

02 October 2007
Thirteen Hungarian pizza workers employed by a Domino's pizza franchise in Derby and Wolverhampton are celebrating a victory in their campaign for workplace justice.

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