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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.

Tories demand military strikes to stop refugees

19 May 2015
The British government is leading a European Union (EU) plan to stop migrants coming across the Mediterranean by launching military strikes.

Britain’s two party system still in crisis

12 May 2015
Miliband would have understood the catastrophe that engulfed the Labour Party on Thursday of last week. Not the wretched Ed, but his Marxist theorist father Ralph.

Workers move to stop Greece’s Syriza government backsliding

12 May 2015
The Greek government, led by the radical left Syriza party, is backsliding under pressure from the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). But workers are not taking this lying down.

Has Syriza reached its moment of truth?

05 May 2015
Many commentators argue that the Greek left government headed by Syriza is heading towards the moment of truth in its confrontation with the European Union.

Syriza’s compromise won’t beat austerity

28 April 2015
The rulers of the European Union (EU) are getting seriously annoyed with those pesky Greeks.

After the latest migrant deaths in the Mediterranean - smash Fortress Europe

28 April 2015
Dave Sewell looks at how racist scapegoating and migrant deaths are bound up with the bosses’ European Union—and argues the alternative lies in workers’ solidarity

Drowning of hundreds is no accident—it's racist murder

21 April 2015
Politicians let 1,300 people die in just one week rather than look ‘soft’ on immigration, reports Ken Olende

Syriza commits to keep paying Greece's debts but Euro bullies still withhold bailout

07 April 2015
The blackmail of Greece’s government by its creditors pushed it closer than ever to bankruptcy this week.

The left needs to fight Syriza's compromises

31 March 2015
Satisfying the workers’ demands and breaking with the EU blackmail means a revolutionary strategy, writes Panos Garganas

Ukraine crisis deepens on anniversary of Maidan protests

24 February 2015
A blast ripped through a demonstration in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv last Sunday, killing two and injuring ten people. 

Germany blinks over Ukraine crisis

10 February 2015
The civil war in Ukraine has several dimensions. The first is the fighting on the ground. This is escalating despite last September’s Minsk ceasefire agreement, which was supposed to end it. 

Left gains in Greece as rulers fail to panic voters

20 January 2015
As the Greek election campaign enters its final stretch, it’s clear that the right’s scare campaign has failed.

Deflation is driving the currency chaos

20 January 2015
The global financial system suffered an unexpected jolt last week

Greece resists - another government falls but will Syriza break with austerity?

06 January 2015
A government promising a break with austerity could be elected in Greece’s 25 January general election, in the form of radical left party Syriza. Panos Garganas argues it’s a big step forward—but the struggle will continue whoever wins

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