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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

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.

Deflation is driving the currency chaos

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

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

Ukip's nasty Nazi funding deal

21 October 2014
Ukip has done a deal with a Polish Nazi to save its grouping in the European Parliament.

Far right threat looms over Europe as its economy stagnates

16 September 2014
Panos Garganas argues that fighting the fascist Golden Dawn in Greece must go hand in hand with fighting against austerity

Mass protests called in France to take on the fascist Front National

03 June 2014
The CGT union federation and other organisations have called for a national day of protests and strikes against the Front National (FN).

Voters put pressure on rulers in Greece

27 May 2014
Euro elections showed a swing to the left and a mood for a fightback, reports Panos Garganas

Years of bitter financial crisis fuels Euro poll shocks

27 May 2014
The recent elections are the second to take place under the long shadow of the financial crisis, writes Alex Callinicos

The elite's arrogance strengthens Ukip's Nigel Farage

08 April 2014
Ukip is polling 28 percent for next month’s European elections—only two points behind Labour—according to the latest YouGov survey. This five point rise is a big boost for Nigel Farage’s party. All the main parties have slipped back, with the Tories at 22 percent and the Lib Dems at 9 percent.

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

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