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'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.

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

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.

International round-up

24 November 2015
Right wing candidate Mauricio Macri narrowly won the second round of Argentina’s presidential election last Sunday.

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.

Big protests during Greek general strike shows workers' willingness to fight austerity

12 November 2015
The general strike in Greece today, Thursday, was a bigger success than anyone expected. No boats, no trains and no planes moved. In Athens the Metro stopped all day, as did buses in the morning and evening.

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.

Greek strike wave continues the fight against austerity deal

03 November 2015
Shipping workers began a two-day strike at ports across Greece at 6am on Monday of this week. At the port of Piraeus near Athens it was 100 percent successful—not a single ferry went in or out.

Strikes return to Greece ahead of pensions fight

27 October 2015
Walkouts by dockers last week were the beginning of a new wave of strikes in Greece.

Protests grow across Europe as governments clamp down

20 October 2015
More refugees died trying to enter Europe last week.

Greek workers set for general strike

20 October 2015
Unions in Greece have called a general strike on Thursday 12 November against an attack on pensions.

International day of protests called in solidarity with refugees

13 October 2015
Anti-fascists from around Europe met in Greece last week and called a day of protests on Saturday 19 March.

Greek movement resists Nazis' attempts at revival

29 September 2015
Thousands marched through Athens last Saturday to mark two years since Nazis murdered anti-racist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

Tsipras's return won't end anger at austerity in Greece

22 September 2015
The mandate of left party Syriza is weaker despite its re-election last weekend and its austerity plans will spark more struggle, writes Dave Sewell

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