From dole to gold
24 August 2020
Today’s welfare system is notoriously punitive, but in the 1980s it provided the basis of future Olympic success, argues Peter Goulding
18 August 2020
The recent wave of local election victories in France demonstrates the potential of municipalism, argues Xavi Ferrer, Elena Arrontes and the Collective for Global Municipalism
Scottish Independence and the England problem
4 December 2019
The Scottish struggle for independence is one of several issues at the centre of debates over where power in the United Kingdom should be located, writes Isobel Lindsey
Now is the time to rise up for Rojava
25 October 2019
Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been betrayed by the US, giving the Turkish state a green light to carry out atrocities in Northern Syria, writes Amber Huff and Patrick Huff
Pride in an Irish border town
18 October 2019
This summer, Irish LGBTQ campaigner Joseph Healy joined the Pride march in his home town of Newry. Here, he explains how life on the border has changed - and the stakes of Brexit installing a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic
Taking on industrial agriculture
11 October 2019
As the XR International Rebellion continues, Katie Sandwell reports on the recent Free the Soil Action Camp which strengthened ties between food sovereignty and climate justice movements
Poland votes: Making diaspora voices count
7 October 2019
Poland faces a crucial test for its democratic values in the upcoming elections. Marzena Zukowska and Magda Oldziejewska explain why Polish activists in London are working to boost the diaspora vote
The radical potential of the Corbyn project
20 September 2019
Even worse than failing to win office would be winning it while unprepared for the realities of government. Christine Berry considers what Labour needs to do to avoid the fate of Syriza in Greece
Hungary: Europe’s creeping fascism
12 July 2019
Luke Cooper reports on his recent visit to Hungary, an EU member state where democratic freedoms are no longer taken for granted
A hostile environment for EU citizens?
5 March 2019
As Brexit rolls on, we are quickly losing hope for a decent, rights-based approaches towards our country’s world citizens, writes Emma Taylor
What Europe wants
21 January 2019
Niccolò Milanese explains where the European Commission and its nation-states stand on Brexit's big questions.
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
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
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.
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
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
Why is Turkey targeting Afrin?
31 January 2018
Pinar Dinc and Kamran Matin explain what Erdogan, Iran and Russia have to gain from a bloody war on Afrin's restive Kurdish population.