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Deterrent by drowning: Mediterranean tragedy is official policy

By Dave Stockton and KD Tait 22 April 2015 Once again, the seas surrounding Fortress Europe run red with the blood of migrants. The mass drowning of 900 migrants in…

Ireland: the Socialist Party’s dangerous times

By Bernie McAdam 20 April 2015 The Socialist Party in Ireland is deeply worried. Senior trade union officials like Irish Congress of Trade Unions President John Douglas and Jack O’Connor,…

Podemos and the limits of responsibility

By KD Tait Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos (We Can) won 14.8 per cent and took 15 seats in elections to Andalusia’s regional parliament, doubling last year’s vote in the European…

Podemos fails to breakthrough in Andalusia elections

By Christian Gebhardt 4 April 2015 This is super election-year in Spain. In May, there are local elections across the country and in the coming months there are elections for…

Let Greece breathe: workers’ solidarity to counter bosses’ blackmail

25 March 2015 Despite the election of a government pledged to ease the intolerable burden of paying interest on Greece’s €320bn foreign debt and to renegotiate the terms imposed by…

Nato escalation risks Russia war

A propaganda offensive against ‘Russian aggression’ orchestrated by the United States and its Nato allies aims to trigger a new arms race and shackle Europe into the USA’s strategic confrontation…

Hawks v doves

Ukraine ceasefire exposes tensions between USA and EU The surrender of government forces surrounded in the town of Debaltsevo has brought some respite for the population of the Donbas but…

Syriza’s negotiated surrender

By KD Tait 5 March 2015 Syriza’s failure to secure concessions on Greece’s loan repayments shows the weakness of a strategy based on exploiting divisions within Europe’s ruling class. The…

Stop Pegida

7 February 2015 The British press have, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, woken up to the growing Islamophobic movement in Germany. Peter Main investigates The German Pegida…

Secularism, multiculturalism and working class integration

5 February 2015 The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris on 7 January, when two terrorists murdered 12 journalists, a worker and a police officer, shocked the world, as did the…