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Activists rally for refugees as EU leaders ramp up racist clampdown

03 March 2016
The European Union (EU) president Donald Tusk has issued a threat to desperate refugees trying to get into Europe. “Do not come to Europe—it is all for nothing,” he said in an attack aimed at “potential economic migrants”.

Ireland's political revolution

01 March 2016
The crisis was supposed to be over for Ireland’s elites. But last week’s election saw a disaster for them—and a surge for the radical left. New socialist TDs told Simon Basketter the rebellion against austerity is just getting started

Tories’ Calais crime—fight to let the refugees in

01 March 2016
At Britain’s border in Calais and Greece’s border with Macedonia, Europe’s police are using pepper spray, tear gas, batons and riot shields to terrorise desperate refugees.

Border controls tighten as EU elite show true colours

01 March 2016
European Union (EU) states turned on each other last week in a bid to keep out refugees.

The bosses’ EU blocks the policies that help workers

01 March 2016
‘Captains of industry’ love the European Union because it helps them profit. And a new deal has them licking their lips. Socialist Worker investigates

The EU's ‘internationalism’ is a liberal myth

01 March 2016
It’s not really that surprising that in the Brexit debate the European Union (EU) is portrayed as somehow embodying internationalism. After all, xenophobic Little Englanders such as Tory minister Iain Duncan Smith and Ukip leader Nigel Farage dominate the Leave campaign.

Irish election: Establishment gets a kicking as people deliver verdict on austerity

29 February 2016
The vote reflected continuing resistance to austerity, and in particular the powerful campaign against water charges. The left of Labour Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) group and Sinn Fein made significant gains.

Fight to exit left after vote on EU is called

23 February 2016
As rotten politicians line up on both sides, Tomáš Tengely-Evans calls for a left exit

Why are Labour helping Cameron keep his EU deal alive?

23 February 2016
The Tory party is in crisis. Half of its MPs, at least six cabinet ministers—plus Boris Johnson—and nearly all the Conservative-backing press oppose David Cameron on the European Union (EU) referendum.

Cameron's big business backers can’t cover Tory divisions over EU

23 February 2016
Two pieces in Monday’s press define the agony that is beginning to engulf the Tory party. The first, in the Financial Times newspaper, announced, “Big business backs Cameron’s push to keep Britain in the EU.” The second was Boris Johnson’s lengthy explanation in his Telegraph blog explaining why he opted to join the Leave campaign.

Tories' division over EU referendum is a chance to beat back this rotten government

20 February 2016
Tory prime minister David Cameron has announced 23 June as the date for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU).

Finish off David Cameron - vote to leave the EU

16 February 2016
The moment David Cameron announces the date of a referendum on Britain’s European Union (EU) membership, the Tory party will plunge into turmoil.

Reports round-up

16 February 2016
Strike for children's services in Oxfordshire | Unofficial walkout hits Coventry bins | No trust imposition say Sandwell children's service workers | Day of action against Sports Direct shame | Students march to stop Nazis in Kent | Protest supports the Heathrow 13 | No public cash to referendum racists

Nato policing of European borders will make the refugee crisis worse

16 February 2016
Jens Stoltenberg is an obscure Norwegian politician who is the current secretary-general of Nato. This is a post reserved for European political mediocrities loyal to the Atlantic order dominated by the United States since the late 1940s.

Syrian refugees stuck at Turkish and EU borders

09 February 2016
Tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria’s second city Aleppo to gather at refugee camps around the Oncupinar gate on the border with Turkey.

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.

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