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Refugees rounded up into camps by EU’s brutal deal

22 March 2016
Refugees arriving in Greece are being rounded up into detention centres under a new deal backed by Tory David Cameron.

Protests set to take place across Europe as EU and Turkey debate how to stop refugees

18 March 2016
 Protests set to take place across Europe as EU and Turkey debate how to stop refugees

‘Refugees dying at border need you to protest now’

15 March 2016
Thousands of refugees marched out of the camp in Idomeni, northern Greece, on Monday of this week, looking for a way across the Macedonian border.

Anti-racists will march in 17 countries on Saturday: Greece will see eight demos

15 March 2016
This Saturday is the first time since refugees broke through Europe’s borders last year that the mass movement has coordinated internationally.

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.

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.

Syriza one year on - what went wrong?

02 February 2016
The celebration that followed left party Syriza’s election last year has given way to bitterness, says Dave Sewell

Syriza faces nationwide strike against pension cut in Greece

02 February 2016
Workers in Greece were set to take part in a general strike to defend their pensions, reports Dave Sewell

Protesters in Greece rage against treatment of refugees—and demand fences are torn down

25 January 2016
Anti-racists from all over Greece marched on the border with Turkey last Sunday demanding safe passage for refugees.

'In our countries we aren't safe—so I preferred to risk death on the water' How refugees in Athens risked death on the seas

22 January 2016
Dozens of people died early this morning, Friday, as their wooden boats sank off the coasts of Greek islands.

Refugees in Calais are forced from the ‘jungle’ into a prison

19 January 2016
Less than 100 miles from London, the French authorities are using threats of violence to corral refugees into a new prison camp.

Greek lawyers stage indefinite strike against pension cuts

15 January 2016
Lawyers across Greece began an indefinite strike yesterday, Thursday, against pension cuts the Syriza government is pushing through to appease its creditors. Up to 15,000 lawyers and supporters marched through the streets of the capital Athens.

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.

Poor choice for voters in the Spanish State as Podemos shifts to the right

15 December 2015
Andy Durgan looks at the roots of the political crisis gripping Spain—and says this month’s election won’t resolve the turmoil

Protest blocks Greek Golden Dawn Nazis

15 December 2015
Anti-fascists marched through the port town of Piraeus, Greece, to stop an event by the fascist Golden Dawn party last Sunday.

Greek general strike provokes political crisis

03 December 2015
As Greece’s parliament debates its budget, workers held the second general strike in a month today, Thursday.

Greek prime minister Tsipras in crisis as mass strike looms

01 December 2015
Workers across Greece were set to walk out for a general strike on Thursday of this week.

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

Fury after footage shows attack on refugee dinghy by Greek coastguard

24 November 2015
Greek coastguards appeared to be deliberately trying to sink refugee boats in shock footage released by the Turkish government last week.

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