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Is the European Union a force to stop wars?

17 May 2016
Dave Sewell begins a series on issues raised by the European Union referendum, which will take place on Thursday 23 June

Labour is missing its chance to hurt the Tories over the EU

17 May 2016
It couldn’t be clearer that there is a chance to topple Cameron over the EU vote—but Labour is throwing the chance away. It should be boosting the left exit campaign.

Video and report of left EU debate with Caroline Lucas in Brighton

13 May 2016
Over 200 people joined a left wing debate on the European Union (EU) referendum in Brighton last night, Thursday.

Cast Away - Refugees tell stories that shame Fortress Europe

10 May 2016
Five refugees shared their stories with journalist Charlotte McDonald-Gibson for a new book to help challenge the brutal border policies of Fortress Europe. She spoke to Socialist Worker

EU vote will weaken Cameron’s rule

10 May 2016
Before last week’s elections, the Financial Times columnist Janan Ganesh predicted, “the worst for Labour is yet to come”. Labour would do badly this May, he said, but would suffer much worse punishment in the 2020 general election.

Tories are in trouble—strike to get them out

10 May 2016
The polling stations had hardly closed last week when the Tories’ bitter feuding reached new heights. Their splits and weakness should be a signal to step up our resistance.

As Tories retreat on refugees - push to let more in

10 May 2016
Anti-racists scored a victory last week—but the Tories are still on the attack, reports Dave Sewell

Strikes hit Greece as Syriza sinks to a new low

10 May 2016
Big strikes show the potential for workers to smash Syriza’s pensions attack, writes Panos Garganas

Greek workers to strike for 48 hours in battle against EU's pension cuts

05 May 2016
Workers across Greece are set to walk out on a 48 hour general strike starting tomorrow, Friday, called at the last minute today. The government has just announced that parliament will vote on a hated attack on pensions on Sunday.

European Union and bankers demand more pain in Greece

03 May 2016
The European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are demanding yet more austerity in Greece.

Lexit campaign to put workers and migrants at heart of Europen Union debate

28 April 2016
 

Tories leave child refugees to rot as protests hit Greek island of Chios

26 April 2016
The government was disgracefully fighting to stop unaccompanied child refugees from being allowed into Britain on Monday of this week.

Migrants against the EU

26 April 2016
European migrants in Britain told Tomáš Tengely-Evans why the European Union (EU) is not a friend of migrants and refugees—and why they say vote Leave

The Tories are in crisis over the EU - don't rescue them, exploit their crises

26 April 2016
It's been pleasant to watch the awkwardness of the right wing Leave campaigners over Barack Obama’s intervention in the Brexit debate.

LETTERS: Would leaving the EU boost the right or damage the Tories?

26 April 2016
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech in favour of staying in the European Union (EU) gave the Remain campaign badly needed credibility.

Refugee speaks out from inside detention camp on Chios in the Greek islands

21 April 2016
More than 7,000 refugees are now locked in detention camps on the Greek islands, following a European Union (EU) deal with Turkey last month. They face prison-like conditions and uncertain futures. But they are also fighting back.

TUC gives the EU too much credit - and unions too little

19 April 2016
As union leaders gleefully jump into campaigning for the EU, Joseph Choonara says they are spinning against themselves

Jeremy Corbyn is wasting a golden opportunity by backing the European Union

19 April 2016
It’s probably hard to make a good speech when you’re uncomfortable with the message you’re communicating.

George Osborne pulls his Europe figures out of a hat

19 April 2016
Bungling baron George Osborne has one trick— making numbers appear out of nowhere. But he uses it often.

Don't let the Tories off the hook

19 April 2016
Under fire over tax havens, junior doctors’ contracts and school academies, the Tories are desperate to appear united. But the European Union (EU) referendum makes that impossible.

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