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Protests in Austria as government sends troops to keep out refugees

21 January 2016
Protesters took to the streets yesterday, Wednesday, as Austria’s government began a new clampdown on refugees’ freedom of movement.

European Union isn't on migrants' side

19 January 2016
European Union (EU) leaders are backing David Cameron’s clampdown on migrants claiming benefits.

Divisions on Europe will dominate Tories

05 January 2016
One thing’s certain about 2016. The struggle within the Labour Party will continue, but divisions among the Tories will become high profile.

The left is the real winner of Spanish elections as two party system crumbles

21 December 2015
Elections last Sunday brought political instability--with big gains for left party Podemos, no prospect of a stable government, and a potentially decisive role for Catalan nationalists. The real test will be deepening resistance, argues Andy Durgan

Cyprus shows up Tory refugee lies

10 November 2015
David Cameron is refusing to help refugees on British territory in Cyprus, writes Dave Sewell

Rulers' empty rhetoric is leaving refugees to rot

06 October 2015
A month after David Cameron pledged to take in 20,000 Syrians from refugee camps near Syria, details remain vague. 

Labour’s mixed up message on migration

06 October 2015
Andy Burnham’s speech welcomed refugees but said migrants cause low wages, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Activists step up global refugee solidarity action

29 September 2015
Anti-racists in Britain are keeping up solidarity work as more refugees are killed trying to get into Europe.

Debate: Which side are EU on?

30 June 2015
Socialist Worker has argued for a vote against staying in the European Union in the coming referendum, but not everyone agrees. Readers give their views on how the left should vote

Europe's hidden shame - a system to criminalise refugees

16 June 2015
The European Union’s leaders go to shocking lengths to get refugees out of sight, out of mind and out of Europe, migrants and activists told Dave Sewell and Ken Olende

EU referendum debate can’t be left to racists

26 May 2015
The Tory right and the racist Ukip want to use the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) to ramp up racism. They argue that if Britain leaves the EU then tougher immigration controls can be imposed.

After the latest migrant deaths in the Mediterranean - smash Fortress Europe

28 April 2015
Dave Sewell looks at how racist scapegoating and migrant deaths are bound up with the bosses’ European Union—and argues the alternative lies in workers’ solidarity

The left needs to fight Syriza's compromises

31 March 2015
Satisfying the workers’ demands and breaking with the EU blackmail means a revolutionary strategy, writes Panos Garganas

Deflation is driving the currency chaos

20 January 2015
The global financial system suffered an unexpected jolt last week

Left gains in Greece as rulers fail to panic voters

20 January 2015
As the Greek election campaign enters its final stretch, it’s clear that the right’s scare campaign has failed.

From Greece to Britain—we can break austerity

06 January 2015
A great battle is taking place in Greece between the forces of capital and those who want to hurl off the chains of austerity.

Britain denies help to refugees in ship horror

06 January 2015
The true horrors of the European Union’s “Fortress Europe” have been revealed again over the new year. 

As Greek government falls, how can workers win?

30 December 2014
Workers were celebrating outside the Greek parliament in Athens yesterday, Monday, as the coalition government led by Tory Antonis Samaras finally collapsed.

Is the left breaking through in Europe?

18 November 2014
We should celebrate the radical left’s breakthroughs in Europe, argues Dave Sewell. But we still need to organise to change not just the politicians, but the whole system

Fortress Europe—leaving refugees to drown at sea

04 November 2014
European government ministers’ calls to end patrols in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants stranded at sea is just business as usual, argues Annette Mackin

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