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Rulers' empty rhetoric is leaving refugees to rot

06 October 2015
A month after David Cameron pledged to take in 20,000 Syrians from refugee camps near Syria, details remain vague. 

Labour’s mixed up message on migration

06 October 2015
Andy Burnham’s speech welcomed refugees but said migrants cause low wages, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Activists step up global refugee solidarity action

29 September 2015
Anti-racists in Britain are keeping up solidarity work as more refugees are killed trying to get into Europe.

The EU referendum cracks deepen

08 September 2015
David Cameron suffered his first defeat in the House of Commons on Monday of this week just four months after the general election.

Syrian refugee speaks out - ‘The police treat us like we’re animals’

08 September 2015
Farid has come more than 3,000 miles from Syria to the “jungle” in the French port town Calais. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the refugees’ struggle to find safety.

Migrants across Europe defy cops and racist rules as rebellious mood spreads

08 September 2015
The refugees shut out to die by Fortress Europe have refused to go quietly. Borders were temporarily opened last week as anti-migrant governments tried and failed to hold them back.

Political crisis brings new challenges in Greece

21 July 2015
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras sacked the three ministers of Syriza’s Left Platform who had voted against the first round of austerity measures last week.

Greek MPs to vote on more cuts as fightback set to grow

21 July 2015
MPs were set to vote on the second round of austerity measures in Greece’s new bailout package on Wednesday of this week.

Defy Europe’s bosses—organise resistance

14 July 2015
Both the deal imposed on Greece’s government and the Tories’ latest budget are dripping with spite. The demands of the European Union (EU) leaders stand out for their petty details.

New austerity deal in Greece will make the crisis worse

14 July 2015
Eurozone leaders have pushed Greece’s government into a terrible austerity deal, writes Dave Sewell

Eyewitness in Athens: 'People have said no to austerity – and it's only the start'

05 July 2015
Celebrations are breaking out all over Greece tonight, Sunday, as the results of today's referendum come in – with a resounding No to the EU and IMF’s proposed austerity package.

Debate: Which side are EU on?

30 June 2015
Socialist Worker has argued for a vote against staying in the European Union in the coming referendum, but not everyone agrees. Readers give their views on how the left should vote

No to blackmail and compromise with austerity in Greece

28 June 2015
A statement from the Greek SWP on the coming referendum. Vote no to the agreement - and don't stop there

Refugees in Calais demand end of ‘jungle’ hell

23 June 2015
Refugees in the French port of Calais refused to be swept out of sight last Saturday, with a protest more than 1,000 strong. 

Five questions about the European Union

16 June 2015
Socialist Worker answers five questions about the EU

No to a bosses' Europe

16 June 2015
As the debate about the European Union gets more heated, Judith Orr argues that voting to endorse it would not help workers, migrants or anti-racists

Patience is running out on both sides of Greek crisis

16 June 2015
Greece’s creditors and the institutions that represent them keep sending one message, “Patience is running out”.

Europe's hidden shame - a system to criminalise refugees

16 June 2015
The European Union’s leaders go to shocking lengths to get refugees out of sight, out of mind and out of Europe, migrants and activists told Dave Sewell and Ken Olende

GMB conference delegates want better than capitulation to austerity from Labour

09 June 2015
The Tories’ renewed assault on workers and Labour’s general election defeat dominated the GMB union’s annual conference in Dublin this week.

EU referendum debate can’t be left to racists

26 May 2015
The Tory right and the racist Ukip want to use the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) to ramp up racism. They argue that if Britain leaves the EU then tougher immigration controls can be imposed.

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