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What’s the deal with Cameron's EU proposal?

09 February 2016
How did a dull document about the European Union get the Tories at each other’s throats? Tomáš Tengely-Evans answers your questions

Biggest general strike in years defies Syriza's pension cuts in Greece

04 February 2016
The huge general strike rally in Athens today, Thursday, was probably the biggest since 2011 and the summer of mass occupations of public squares.

Tories in crisis—bring down fortress Europe

02 February 2016
David Cameron has been seeking to achieve “reforms” of the European Union. He wants to triumphantly announce that he can now call for a “stay” vote in the forthcoming referendum.

Reports round-up

02 February 2016
Stoppage on Financial Times | Friends of the Earth conference backs action on climate change | Protesters take on plans for fracking | Stand with Kurds against a new war | Scottish leftists say leave the EU | Cash splashed on academy transfers | Women-haters met by protests

'Free movement' in the EU is just a myth

02 February 2016
Supporters of the campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union (EU) are gearing up their efforts. The in/out referendum could come as early as June.

Cardiff housing firm climbdown after uproar at red wristbands for refugees

26 January 2016
Housing firm forced to back down—but asylum seekers tell Socialist Worker they suffer terrible conditions

Racist rhetoric from French prime minister

26 January 2016
French prime minister Manuel Valls claimed last week that refugees coming into Europe were threatening “the very idea of Europe”.

Protests in Austria as government sends troops to keep out refugees

21 January 2016
Protesters took to the streets yesterday, Wednesday, as Austria’s government began a new clampdown on refugees’ freedom of movement.

European Union isn't on migrants' side

19 January 2016
European Union (EU) leaders are backing David Cameron’s clampdown on migrants claiming benefits.

Syrians fleeing war deported from Lebanon after EU-Turkey deal

12 January 2016
Over 250 refugees were deported from Beirut airport in Lebanon to Syria on Friday of last week.

Divisions on Europe will dominate Tories

05 January 2016
One thing’s certain about 2016. The struggle within the Labour Party will continue, but divisions among the Tories will become high profile.

Politicians plot a fresh clampdown on refugees

05 January 2016
An historic migration of refugees has provoked repression—and resistance, reports?Dave Sewell

Migrants' winter misery caused by Tory policies as EU ministers move to close borders

08 December 2015
At the same time as bombing Syria, the government is making it harder for Syrians to escape.

Europe's rulers find billions for clampdown on refugees

01 December 2015
Many migrants trapped at Europe’s borders are resisting attempts to keep them out, says Dave Sewell

Greece: Creditors hold Tsipras to ransom as general strike looms

10 November 2015
Workers across Greece were set to walk out in a general strike on Thursday of this week against deep cuts to their pensions.

Cyprus shows up Tory refugee lies

10 November 2015
David Cameron is refusing to help refugees on British territory in Cyprus, writes Dave Sewell

The Austrian government is putting up fences while children freeze

03 November 2015
Anger is growing at the Austria’s “razor wire minister” as winter deepens the plight of refugees, reports David Albrich

Strikes return to Greece ahead of pensions fight

27 October 2015
Walkouts by dockers last week were the beginning of a new wave of strikes in Greece.

Protests grow across Europe as governments clamp down

20 October 2015
More refugees died trying to enter Europe last week.

No to a bosses’ Europe

13 October 2015
The European Union (EU) referendum campaigns are an unappealing bunch.

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