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Imperialist rivals push Ukraine to brink of war

04 March 2014
Intervention in Crimea has escalated a deadly game between Russia and the West, writes Simon Basketter

Workers' resistance can stop government cuts in Greece

05 November 2013
As workers prepare for a general strike, Nikos Loudos says their struggles have forced unions to call action

‘Quiet desperation’ is stalking Europe, says new survey of austerity

15 October 2013
A comprehensive new survey of austerity in Europe reveals unemployment, hunger, suicides and emigration. Judith Orr says the only alternative is to fight

'Loongate' threatens to derail the Tory party

21 May 2013
As the crisis leads to civil war for the Tories, Sadie Robinson looks at David Cameron’s prospects

We must not play into Ukip's hands

14 May 2013
The queen’s speech last week made clear the government’s strategy. It is to move right and savage the working class in an attempt to recapture votes that have leeched to Ukip.

Cameron is trapped in European pickle

15 January 2013
David Cameron will finally make his long heralded speech on renegotiating Britain’s relationship with the European Union (EU) on Friday. He is in a pretty pickle.

Three centuries of Mughal India's cultural riches on display

11 December 2012
India under the Mughal Empire, which stretched from 1526 to 1858, was for a time one of the world’s most advanced societies. There were as many as 120 large cities. Delhi was said to be as big as Europe’s largest city, Paris, and was an economic and political powerhouse.

Gaza shows impact of Arab revolts

27 November 2012
Frederick Engels wrote in 1854, "We must not forget that there is a sixth power in Europe, which at given moments asserts its supremacy over the whole of the five so-called ‘Great Powers’ and makes them tremble, every one of them. That power is the Revolution."

14 November strikes in Europe

20 November 2012
The centre of Madrid became a sea of people when millions of workers walked out on strike last week. Estimates put one demonstration outside the city’s congress building at 360,000—more than ten times the official figure.

The Pre-Raphaelites: painters who rewrote the rules

20 November 2012
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood began in 1848—a year of revolutions across Europe. The movement’s name was a rejection of the establishment Royal Academy’s idea that Renaissance artists such as Raphael had set ideal standards for how artists should paint.

Workers protest in Britain to support strikes in Europe

20 November 2012
Over 300 people protested outside the European Commission in London on Wednesday of last week in solidarity with the strikes in Europe.

Europe rocked by general strikes in Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece

14 November 2012
Workers walked out today in general strikes across Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece as well as parts of Belgium.

Trade union protests in Britain in solidarity with European strikers

14 November 2012
Over 300 people protested outside the European Commission in London this evening in solidarity with the strikes across Europe.

European news round-up

13 November 2012
Belgians say no to Ford closure An estimated 20,000 people marched in the city of Genk, northern Belgium, last Saturday.

Protests and strikes across Europe can beat austerity

13 November 2012
Workers in Spain and Portugal planned to walk out in their first ever joint general strike on Wednesday of this week.

How do we get European style strikes in Britain?

13 November 2012
‘TUC strike motion opens up a space’ Sean Vernell, UCU

Strikes and struggle can split Greece's coalition of austerity

06 November 2012
Less than five months into its term Greece’s coalition government is on the brink of collapse. It faces the biggest strike wave since the troika of the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Union first came to the country in 2010.

14 November will be a day of strikes across southern Europe

30 October 2012
Millions of workers in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece are set to walk out together in less than two weeks time, in an unprecedented general strike across southern Europe.

Greece: fighting back against the Golden Dawn fascists

30 October 2012
The rise of Golden Dawn in Greece has caused shivers across Europe. It is an openly Nazi organisation that hails Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust.

Fascist groups squabble among themselves after setbacks

23 October 2012
The British National Party (BNP) has hit the rocks again as European Parliament member Andrew Brons quit last week.

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