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Powerful solidarity with refugees in Austria and Germany

Powerful solidarity with refugees in Austria and Germany Anti-racists from Austria and Germany joined forces at the border town of Passau

Who would gain from a ‘People’s Vote’?

Who would gain from a ‘People’s Vote’? There is growing momentum behind calls for a ‘People’s Vote’ over Brexit. Support ranges from big business and right wing liberals to left wingers and union leaders. Sadie Robinson and Sarah Bates look at the campaign’s aim and how socialists should respond

EU border force Frontex - now with guns to use on migrants

EU border force Frontex - now with guns to use on migrants When the Syrian regime begins its latest bloody assault on its own people, politicians in Europe will be ready to feign sorrow for the victims.

Trade unions join call for ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit

Trade unions join call for ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady fought to shift the union federation this week behind growing calls led by the right and big business for a “People’s Vote” on Brexit.

We need a fightback and a general election, not ‘People’s Vote’

We need a fightback and a general election, not ‘People’s Vote’  TUC union federation general secretary Frances O’Grady joined growing calls led by the right and big business for a “People’s Vote” on a Brexit deal on Sunday. 

‘People’s Vote’ over Tory Brexit deal would divide the working class

‘People’s Vote’ over Tory Brexit deal would divide the working class Theresa May danced on a tightrope over Brexit this summer.

Tories splinter as warnings of a no-deal Brexit grow

27 August 2018
Theresa May was forced to schedule an emergency cabinet meeting last Friday amid deepening Tory splits over Brexit.

Syriza signs up for decades more austerity as final bailout deal ends in Greece

20 August 2018
Greece exited its final bailout agreement on Monday—the mechanism through which the European Union (EU) and the bankers have forced austerity on ordinary Greeks.

The global trade war hasn’t been resolved

31 July 2018
Last week the developing trade war between the three main economic blocs—the United States, the European Union (EU), and China—seemed to relent.

EU politicians seek racist solutions to refugee crisis

31 July 2018
Hundreds of refugees stormed a border fence in Morocco last Thursday in a bid to make it to safety in Europe.

Hundreds expelled from Italian Roma camp

31 July 2018
The evictions show the impact of the racist policies of minister Matteo Salvini, reports Simon Basketter

LETTERS—Labour Party members on the streets against racism

31 July 2018
I went to Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party’s recent election campaign launch to ask parliamentary candidate Hugo Fearnley to help build the local movement against racism and fascism.

Trump’s chaos tour will unleash far right

17 July 2018
The extreme centre, as author Tariq Ali dubbed mainstream neoliberal parties, is convinced that Donald Trump’s European tour confirmed he is unfit to be president. And it’s true that his performance has been characteristically erratic, and occasionally idiotic.

Don’t fight for a second EU referendum - fight to get the rotten Tories out

10 July 2018
Some say the Tories are making such a mess of Brexit that it would be better to retreat from it altogether.

A tradition of global solidarity

06 July 2018
Some on the left argue that defending the EU is about the values of cooperation. But the history of international working class struggle is very different

Why EU cannot heal its national divisions

03 July 2018
Apparently Jeremy Corbyn is under growing pressure from within the Labour Party to support a second referendum on Brexit. This comes not just from the Tony Blair fan club on the Labour right but also from within Corbyn’s own grassroots support movement Momentum.

European Union leaders unveil new plan to lock out refugees

03 July 2018
The European Union (EU) told rescue boats to let refugees drown in the Mediterranean last week.

Tory rebels push May toward a Brexit crisis

19 June 2018
Theresa May was due to face a crucial test over Brexit in parliament this week, and possibly to suffer a damaging defeat.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories

18 June 2018
Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

Don’t let the vote to leave the European Union be written off as backward

18 June 2018
The campaign for a “People’s Vote” on Brexit is based on liberal snobbery toward workers, says Sadie Robinson

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