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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.

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

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.

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.

Cardiff housing firm climbdown after uproar at red wristbands for refugees

26 January 2016
Housing firm forced to back down—but asylum seekers tell Socialist Worker they suffer terrible conditions

Racist rhetoric from French prime minister

26 January 2016
French prime minister Manuel Valls claimed last week that refugees coming into Europe were threatening “the very idea of Europe”.

Protests in Austria as government sends troops to keep out refugees

21 January 2016
Protesters took to the streets yesterday, Wednesday, as Austria’s government began a new clampdown on refugees’ freedom of movement.

European Union isn't on migrants' side

19 January 2016
European Union (EU) leaders are backing David Cameron’s clampdown on migrants claiming benefits.

Syrians fleeing war deported from Lebanon after EU-Turkey deal

12 January 2016
Over 250 refugees were deported from Beirut airport in Lebanon to Syria on Friday of last week.

Divisions on Europe will dominate Tories

05 January 2016
One thing’s certain about 2016. The struggle within the Labour Party will continue, but divisions among the Tories will become high profile.

Politicians plot a fresh clampdown on refugees

05 January 2016
An historic migration of refugees has provoked repression—and resistance, reports?Dave Sewell

Migrants' winter misery caused by Tory policies as EU ministers move to close borders

08 December 2015
At the same time as bombing Syria, the government is making it harder for Syrians to escape.

Europe's rulers find billions for clampdown on refugees

01 December 2015
Many migrants trapped at Europe’s borders are resisting attempts to keep them out, says Dave Sewell

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.

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