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‘A massacre at Europe’s borders’ as over 100 refugees are drowned

‘A massacre at Europe’s borders’ as over 100 refugees are drowned More than 110 refugees died in the space of three days in the Mediterranean Sea last week

Deported under new regime for being a rough sleeper

Deported under new regime for being a rough sleeper Rough sleepers in Britain who have come from other countries face deportation under new immigration laws. These will be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.

Lesvos refugees who escaped a fire now face appalling conditions

Lesvos refugees who escaped a fire now face appalling conditions 'Everybody is tired. We want other countries to come and help us,' a refugee tells Socialist Worker

International law is made for capitalism

International law is made for capitalism International law helps to regulate the relations between capitalist states. It plays an increasingly important role in providing a framework for the activities of transnational corporation

Refugees on Lesvos defy repression to march for freedom

Refugees on Lesvos defy repression to march for freedom Thousands of stranded refugees demonstrated on the Greek island of Lesvos after the camp they were kept in burned down this week. They were met by riot police with teargas

The story of how Corbyn’s compromises led to defeat

The story of how Corbyn’s compromises led to defeat Left Out is a book for people who think Keir Starmer is doing a good job. But it also holds some valuable lessons for genuine socialists—and hard truths about the Labour Party.

Fire destroys refugee camp in Lesvos

09 September 2020
A huge fire has destroyed the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, where tens of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty are trapped

Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles

07 September 2020
A year ago Brexit dominated the headlines to the point of utter tedium. Now, of course, it’s the Covid-19 pandemic, which is too deadly to tolerate boredom. But Brexit is mounting a comeback, with a vengeance.

Is EU singing from Hamilton songbook?

25 May 2020
Alexander Hamilton, one of the brilliant group of “founding fathers” of the United States and its first finance minister, was once remembered mainly because he was killed in a duel by vice president Aaron Burr in 1804.

Coronavirus crisis exposes the myth of a progressive EU

31 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has exposed political leaders as wanting. The systematic bungling by Boris Johnson’s government is summed up by the fact that he, his health secretary and the chief medical adviser have all tested positive for the virus.

Lesvos—a hellhole for refugees created by racism

15 March 2020
Some 20,000 refugees are trapped in the tiny Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Nick Clark spoke to some of those in the camp about the reality of life there—and to anti-racist activists about how they have organised solidarity. Photographs by Guy Smallman

Greta Thunberg says new laws won’t tackle climate crisis

09 March 2020
Greta Thunberg has blasted the latest plan by the European Union (EU) commission to tackle carbon emissions as “empty words”.

‘Bring in all the refugees —give them asylum now’

03 March 2020
As European border forces prepare to beat back thousands of refugees, the call needs to go out to let them in.

The left must move on from Brexit splits

04 February 2020
“I have taken great care not to deride, bewail, or execrate human actions, but to understand them, ” the great philosopher Baruch Spinoza wrote in the Introduction to his Political Treatise, unfinished when he died in 1677.

Britain in firing line of US-EU trade war

28 January 2020
China and the United States have agreed to a truce in the trade war they have been waging for the past two years. What is supposed to be “phase one” of a larger trade deal was signed in Washington last week.

Can Boris Johnson get an EU trade deal done?

21 January 2020
Now Boris Johnson really has to “get Brexit done”. Formally leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 January is one thing. Settling the real relationship between Britain and what will remain its biggest market is quite another.

General election analysis—workers aren’t all right

17 December 2019
As the right claim the general election and the Brexit vote are a rejection of left wing politics, Tomáš Tengely-Evans says there’s something much more complicated going on

Build the resistance as risk of recession grows

10 December 2019
News from the German economy last week sent a shiver through bosses across Europe.

Tories expose their racist rot in general election campaign

19 November 2019
Boris Johnson has announced a huge rollback of migrants’ rights in a bid to divert blame for the Tory-made crisis in the NHS and public services.

Labour set to bow to McCluskey demand to drop free movement from its manifesto

18 November 2019
The Labour Party looked almost certain to ignore party members’ demands to include defending freedom of movement in its manifesto, set for publication this week.

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