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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.

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. 

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