The new Austrian government shows the way… backwards!

The new Austrian government shows the way… backwards!

The far-right is on the rise. The most recent win was scored in Austria: the country is now in the grip of a government coalition ready to implement its right-wing policies on immigration, including extreme vetting and making it impossible for asylum seekers to feel safe. This is the first time that Europe openly confronts the immigration problem head on. If it succeeds, the Austrian experiment will quickly spread like wildfire across Europe as well as over the Atlantic. In this context, far-right leaders are uniting, and preparing themselves for this future.
We need to take action. Alongside the people who protested in Vienna, we need to make our voices heard. We want an open Europe; not closing its borders to people in need; not pseudo-debating on immigration policies while refugees live under inhumane conditions. We don’t want the far-right to gain momentum, particularly not in the political vacuum left for lack of a strong Germany. At DiEM25, we want to mobilize people and fight for a progressive Europe. Join us and help us change Europe!
 
Aris is a member and volunteer of the DiEM25 movement.
 

Do you want to be informed of DiEM25's actions? Sign up here

Are we transitioning from capitalism to Silicon serfdom?

Jacobin’s David Moscrop recently talked to Yanis Varoufakis about  techno-feudalism, as well as the rise of cloud capital, the implications of ...

Read more

Labour has given up on the climate crisis

On the same day that climate scientists announced the world had breached the warming limit of 1.5 degrees centigrade above pre-industrial ...

Read more

Navalny: Another victim of an authoritarian regime

Navalny paid for his outspoken views against Putin, yet this problem is not exclusive to Russia, with many others around the world suffering ...

Read more

Anti-war sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky sentenced to five years in prison

After initially being released from prison in December, Kagarlitsky has now been sentenced to five years in prison

Read more