Europe


Is the UK prepared for a Super China and its global New Silk Road?

17 April 2019 China's industrial strategy poses new challenges for the UK, writes Dorothy Guerrero

Their internationalism and ours

26 February 2019 As Brexit looms, Paul O’Connell explores the vexed question of internationalism and the nation-state

Gilets Jaunes and the security state

13 February 2019 Olly Haynes reports on the violent crackdown on protesters on the streets of France

Criminalising political opposition in Catalonia

12 February 2019 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte explain why the political trials this week only reveal the tip of the iceberg.

What Europe wants

21 January 2019 Niccolò Milanese explains where the European Commission and its nation-states stand on Brexit's big questions.

The right’s looming challenge to democracy in Greece

15 January 2019 By Dionysia Pitsili-Chatzi, Aris Spourdalakis, Jodi Dean Leo Panitch, and Hilary Wainwright,

Christmas with the gilets jaunes

24 December 2018 The 'yellow vests' revolt in France has targeted centrist president Macron, but left wing opinion has been divided over its unclear politics. Paul Cudenec reports from the protests – and finds a community spirit that bears little resemblance to the media's depictions

Italy’s far-right crackdown on migrants

13 December 2018 The new Italian Immigration Law represents a peak in the government’s hostility against migrants, writes Caterina Mazzilli

Picking the lesser evil

22 November 2018 With a seemingly bungled Brexit deal, the only options on offer are different forms of capitalism. The Left needs to pick its enemies wisely, writes Richard Seymour

There’s hope left for a Left Europe

21 November 2018 Don't believe the doomsayers, writes Luke Cooper - the deal is dead in the water. Now is the time to fight to defend free movement and a united Europe.

Building walls: fear and securitization in the European Union

13 November 2018 The report from Transnational Institute reveals that member states of the European Union and Schengen Area have constructed almost 1000 km of walls, the equivalent of more than six times the total length of the Berlin Wall. By European Alternatives

Socialism beyond borders

6 November 2018 A left government cannot hope to succeed through British isolationism, writes Hilary Wainwright. It must make a new kind of pan-European alliance

Costas Lapavitsas: Socialism starts at home

24 October 2018 Michael Calderbank speaks to Marxist economist Costas Lapavitsas ahead of the publication of his provocative new book The Left Case Against the EU

A new dawn for the Danish radical left?

10 September 2018 As the Social Democrats shift rightwards, a coalition of new and emboldened leftist parties have banded together to fight for a real alternative, writes Lukas Slothuus.

A new popular leftist movement is gearing up in Germany – but does aufstehen stand a chance?

4 September 2018 A prominent face from Germany's hard-left party wants to take on the right. But her stance on migration is proving divisive. Ella Joyner reports.

Northern Ireland: The border is coming

30 August 2018 Luke Butterly writes that the government is quietly preparing for a return to a harder border in Northern Ireland.

Catalonia: A new king with old rules

9 August 2018 It might seem like the fall of Rajoy's government bodes well for Catalonia. Not so fast, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte

Revenge against the commons

8 July 2018 In France, a fight against a new airport has morphed into a defence of new ways of living. John Jordan reports from inside an ‘autonomous zone’ under attack by the state. Photographs by Penelope Thomaidi

Be careful what EU wish for

28 June 2018 The EU is a crisis-ridden institution. Why do we keep pretending that Remain is the more stable option for the Left? By Ray Bellchambers

Spain’s new laws turn peaceful protesters into terrorists

1 June 2018 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte report that Spanish central government has introduced new police powers to crack down on radical movements in Catalonia.

Beneath the Pavements, the Beach?

1 May 2018 Hilary Wainwright explores the turbulent history of 1968 social movements - and what they can teach us about building counter-power today.

Why Europe needs Corbyn

18 April 2018 Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party can lead the way for a new left politics in Europe, writes Luke Cooper

If we want a progressive future, we need to bust some myths about the causes of Brexit

27 February 2018 Graham Taylor writes that if we want a progressive post-Brexit future, we need to cut through the confusion surrounding this messy, complex political moment.

‘We are hungry in three languages’: The forgotten promise of the Bosnian Spring

4 February 2018 Ruth Tanner looks back at a wave of protests which swept through Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014.

Surveillance, arrests and fear-mongering: The crackdown on Catalonia

15 December 2017 Raphael Tsavkko Garcia recounts the wholesale government assault on civil freedoms in Catalonia, sparked by the independence campaign.

The trouble with being both anti-austerity and pro-EU

12 December 2017 Connor Devine writes that whilst Brexit might be a car crash, we can't just side with an institution responsible for enforcing austerity.

Catalan independence is not just ‘nationalism’ – it’s a rebellion against nationalism

2 November 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte argue that Catalonia's independence movement is driven by solidarity – and resistance to far-right Spanish nationalists

Five things to know about the independence movement in Catalonia

6 October 2017 James O'Nions looks at the underlying dynamics of the Catalan independence movement

‘This building will be a library!’ From referendum to general strike in Catalonia

4 October 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte report from the Catalan general strike, as the movements prepare to build a new republic

‘Committees in Defence of the Referendum’: update from Catalonia

28 September 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte on developments as the Catalan people resist the Spanish state's crackdown on their independence referendum

By trying to stop Catalonia’s referendum, they’ve sparked something much bigger

22 September 2017 The Spanish state is seizing ballot papers and raiding meetings, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte – but it is being met with united resistance

France: The colonial republic

11 July 2017 The roots of France’s ascendant racism lie as deep as the origins of the French republic itself, argues Yasser Louati

Brexit, Corbyn and beyond

25 June 2017 Clarity of analysis can help the left avoid practical traps, argues Paul O'Connell

Greece’s heavy load

23 May 2017 While the UK left is divided over how to respond to Brexit, the people of Greece continue to groan under the burden of EU-backed austerity. Jane Shallice reports

On the narcissism of small differences

11 May 2017 In an interview with the TNI's Nick Buxton, social scientist and activist Susan George reflects on the French Presidential Elections.

Confronting Brexit

20 March 2017 Paul O’Connell and Michael Calderbank consider the conditions that led to the Brexit vote, and how the left in Britain should respond

Social Workers Without Borders

1 March 2017 Jenny Nelson speaks to Lauren Wroe about a group combining activism and social work with refugees

Report from the second Citizen’s Assembly of Podemos

16 February 2017 Sol Trumbo Vila says the mandate from the Podemos Assembly is to go forwards in unity and with humility

A better Brexit

5 January 2017 The left should not tail-end the establishment Bremoaners, argues Michael Calderbank

Back to basics

28 October 2016 Barb Jacobson on the campaign for an unconditional basic income

Now is the time for a progressive alliance

28 October 2016 Kenny MacAskill of the Scottish National Party says that only a progressive alliance can deliver us from Tory rule

From common sense to power: municipal politics in Madrid

28 October 2016 Ana Méndez de Andés describes how a new kind of electoral alliance is taking back power—one city at a time—in Spain

‘Brexit red lines’ – the most progressive terms possible for the UK’s exit from the EU

8 October 2016 Labour is now opposing toxic trade deals, but what sort of trade do we want? Asks Nick Dearden.

Brexit: a two-fingered salute from the working class

22 August 2016 The Brexit vote was the working class sticking two fingers up to the metropolitan middle class, the political elite and liberal commentariat, argues Lisa McKenzie

Lexit delusionaries

10 August 2016 Marina Prentoulis lambasts those on the left who see success in the Brexit disaster

Brexit: clearly not Jeremy Corbyn’s fault

8 August 2016 Tom Walker argues the official Remain campaign let the side down

Spanish elections: ceiling or turning point for the ‘new politics’?

7 July 2016 If the new politics is to succeed it must be more than a mere rebranding exercise, writes Kate Shea Baird

Building a progressive majority: Left strategy after the Brexit vote

27 June 2016 After the EU referendum we are seeing both horror at anti-migrant sentiment and pandering to it, writes Joseph Todd – but only a radical economic offer can carve a way through

Five keys to understanding the Spanish election

27 June 2016 A second Spanish general election in six months saw gains for the right-wing PP, which is again expected to form a government. But the insurgent left has also shown that it is here to stay, writes Oscar Reyes.

So you think the EU can’t be reformed?

17 June 2016 A look at history will show you otherwise argues Hilary Wainwright and Mary Kaldor



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