Refugee crisis: the EU cracks down on volunteers
As Frontex moves in, volunteers in Greece are being prevented from helping refugees. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports

Greek dock workers feel betrayed by Syriza’s broken promises
Dock workers in Greece are striking against further privatisations as Syriza's popularity tumbles, writes Will Horner

Can England learn from Scotland?
Isobel Lindsay suggests some lessons from Scotland for devolution campaigners in England

A different Europe or bust
As David Cameron’s renegotiation nears its uneventful conclusion, the big picture of what kind of Europe we want to live in is in danger of being lost, writes Luke Cooper. What can we do to change it?

Greece: Can’t pay, is paying
Zoe Konstantopoulou, ex-speaker of the Greek parliament, speaks to Fanny Malinen about alternatives to austerity after the capitulation of Syriza

A barricade in limbo: the occupiers of La Locanda
In the grey zone of Italy's migrant sector there is a courage that may hold hope for ending the border regimes of Europe, writes Richard Braude

EU debate: what are the real choices?
Of all the anticipated flashpoints to come in 2016, a UK referendum on EU membership could be the most divisive — John Palmer argues the left must begin with simple answers

With Spain’s election looming, can Podemos do it?
In the run-up to Spain’s general election, David Ferreira looks at the factors behind Podemos’ failure to sustain its initial surge of support

Rebel cities: the citizen platforms in power
Kate Shea Baird reports on the successes, limitations and possibilities of citizen platforms after their first months in power in cities across Spain

Hiding the Crisis
When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras showed up, the shameful reality of Camp Moria was hidden and thousands of people had disappeared. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports from Greece.

Ireland: Water protesters face jail as political policing ramps up
Ireland's movement against water charges is being criminalised by a nervous state, writes Oliver Eagleton

Ripping down fences
Emma Hughes spoke to Caoimhe Butterly about organising with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos and dismantling borders

‘We’ve forgotten what it’s like to feel safe’: Refugees on the Serbia-Croatia border
Caoimhe Butterly hears the voices and experiences of some of the refugees making the long journey across Europe

Before you go to Calais… How to make your help for refugees effective
Lots of people now want to help the refugees in Calais – but turning up unannounced with a van-load of stuff can do more harm than good. Kate Bradley looks at the best ways to make a difference

Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune
Jane Shallice reviews Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, by Kristin Ross

Darkness at noon: the third Greek bailout will fail and should be rejected
The path to the new bailout of Greece was dramatic. But with final details of the agreement yet to be revealed, the emerging truths lead Dimitris Sotiropoulos to argue it must be refused

Greece stands humiliated at the hands of neoliberal fanatics
We must continue to stand with the people of Greece as European leaders bully the Greek government into submission, writes Nick Dearden

Spain’s democratic spring: how the movements stood for mayor – and won
Oscar Reyes looks at how citizens' movements with roots in the indignados movement went from protest to power in town halls in Barcelona, Madrid and other major cities in Spain

Breaking with creditors’ power: the importance of the Greek debt audit
While the world's media focuses on the bailout negotiations, a debt audit is underway to prove much of Greece's debt illegitimate, illegal and odious, writes Fanny Malinen

No way in
The deaths of thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean are exactly what a ‘tough stance on immigration’ looks like, writes Alex Randall

From Ireland to Bolivia, there’s something in the water
Fifteen years on from Bolivia’s ‘water war’, Thomas McDonagh looks at the developing parallels between those dramatic events and the current Irish battle over domestic water charges

The promise of history: Syriza and the future of the left
For years Greek radicals wondered what it would mean to win, writes Kostis Karpozilos. Now the question is whether winning is enough

Syriza’s only choice: A radical step forward
Syriza economists Spyros Lapatsioras, John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos give a detailed, critical account of the recent deal on Greek debt

No, Syriza has not surrendered
Tom Walker looks at what Greece's government has agreed – and argues that buying time is not the same thing as breaking promises

Podemos: Politics by the people
Andrew Dolan interviews Eduardo Maura of Podemos, the people-powered party that is transforming Spanish politics

Greece: Syriza shines a light
In 2012 Hilary Wainwright visited Athens to report on the rise of Syriza, the radical left coalition who have stormed to power Greece.

Is there still hope for the Labour Left in Scotland?
Martyn Cook of the Campaign for Socialism looks at the Scottish Labour leadership contest and its aftermath

The rise of the ‘peer-to-peer populists’
Paul Walsh argues that the success of Syriza has much in common with Spain's Podemos and Scotland's Radical Independence Campaign

From protest to power: the transformation of Syriza
Marina Prentoulis reports on how Greece’s left party Syriza is taking power with a new kind of organisation

How it feels to be in Athens today
Paul Mackney writes from Greece on Syriza's victory and the atmosphere of celebration