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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Europe in revolt: let's join them on 20 October

02 October 2012
Workers across Europe have been out on the streets this week in a wave of magnificent mass strikes and protests.

Workers strike against austerity across Europe

02 October 2012
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s government must feel under siege. And on Tuesday of last week it was literally besieged, as more than 40,000 people surrounded the Congress building in Madrid.

The debt crisis spreads from Greece across Europe

02 October 2012
France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and—last but not least—Spain. A storm of anti-austerity protest has been sweeping through Europe.

US extradition appeals refused for Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan

25 September 2012
The European Court of Human Rights refused an appeal on Monday into its earlier judgement on the extradition of five people from Britain to the US.

Protests for London Met students

18 September 2012
A hearing in London’s High Court this week will rule on whether London Metropolitan University can continue to teach students from outside the European Union. Supporters of the students plan to hold a lobby outside the court.

Greece set for general strike

18 September 2012
Greek unions have called a general strike for Wednesday of next week, as the fightback against austerity across Europe hots up. Some workers are threatening to escalate this to a three-day stoppage.

Eurozone 'bazooka' won’t stop the crisis from spreading

11 September 2012
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced a new programme to support the eurozone on Thursday of last week. ECB president Mario Draghi declared, "The euro is irreversible".

Symbolist art transformed the landscape into a canvas for ideas

04 September 2012
Anyone familiar with city life will associate it with human energy—crowds, noise, traffic, and industry. The 19th century saw European cities experience rapid growth.

Greece's government of cuts rounds up 8,000 migrants

14 August 2012
The Greek government is cracking down on migrants as the economy tanks. Greece’s economy shrank by 6.2 percent in the last quarter, it was announced—even more than expected by the European Commission.

New austerity package gives Greece's rulers a headache

07 August 2012
Greece’s new government has agreed to implement a savage new cuts package. This follows meetings last week with the "Troika"—the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Union.

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