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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

From Greece to Britain—we can break austerity

06 January 2015
A great battle is taking place in Greece between the forces of capital and those who want to hurl off the chains of austerity.

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

Greece's government faces collapse as general strikes rock Italy and Belgium

16 December 2014
The year that was meant to bring relief to the eurozone’s crisis is instead ending in strikes, stock exchange runs and political collapse on some of its key battlegrounds.

Unions to organise against TTIP

02 December 2014
Sixty activists met for a briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at the union Unite's head office in London on Monday.

Rising markets are sign of deep malaise

04 November 2014
Faced with disaster on almost every front, David Cameron and George Osborne are desperately talking up the British economy. 

Fortress Europe—leaving refugees to drown at sea

04 November 2014
European government ministers’ calls to end patrols in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants stranded at sea is just business as usual, argues Annette Mackin

Cameron is twisting on the hook of Europe as party system is in crisis

28 October 2014
David Cameron may have just avoided becoming the prime minister who lost the Union. But he stands a reasonable chance of presiding over Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU). 

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