Europe


The Brexit nightmare

16 June 2016 Tom Walker imagines waking up screaming at the hard-right ascendancy following a referendum Out vote

Why the City loves the EU

15 June 2016 David Cameron’s EU deal has made the fight for democratic control of finance even 
more difficult, writes 
Kenneth Haar

We remember what Europe looked like before the EU

13 June 2016 Sirio Canós Donnay explains why countries that have suffered the most at the hands of the Troika, like Greece and Spain, are also the most pro-European

Right to be angry – but be angry with the right

2 June 2016 Siobhán McGuirk writes about scapegoating and anti-immigrant sentiment in the EU referendum debate

Video debate: The EU referendum – should the left vote in or out?

30 May 2016 Marina Prentoulis and Luke Cooper (for in) debate Hannah Sell and Michael Calderbank (for out) in this episode of The Wedge, produced in collaboration with Red Pepper

The resistible rise of urban dispossession in Europe

30 May 2016 Stuart Hodkinson traces the effects of the housing crisis across Europe in light of a new report, 'Resisting Evictions Across Europe'

The EU referendum: damned if you leave, damned if you remain

27 May 2016 The EU referendum offers no progressive outcome, but it's a game of realpolitik we must play, argues Bertie Russell

Refugee crisis: the EU cracks down on volunteers

17 March 2016 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

7 March 2016 Dock workers in Greece are striking against further privatisations as Syriza's popularity tumbles, writes Will Horner

Can England learn from Scotland?

26 February 2016 Isobel Lindsay suggests some lessons from Scotland for devolution campaigners in England

A different Europe or bust

4 February 2016 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

1 February 2016 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

25 January 2016 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

Yanis Varoufakis: we need a new movement for democracy in Europe

23 January 2016 Yanis Varoufakis speaks to Nick Buxton about why he is launching a pan-European movement for democracy, to save Europe before it's too late

EU debate: what are the real choices?

27 December 2015 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?

17 December 2015 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

17 December 2015 Kate Shea Baird reports on the successes, limitations and possibilities of citizen platforms after their first months in power in cities across Spain

EU debate: We need to stay in Europe to change Europe

15 December 2015 The idea that a social Europe could emerge by quitting the EU is a delusion. There are no quick fixes for neoliberalism, writes Luke Cooper

Hiding the Crisis

16 October 2015 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

5 October 2015 Ireland's movement against water charges is being criminalised by a nervous state, writes Oliver Eagleton

Ripping down fences

1 October 2015 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

24 September 2015 Caoimhe Butterly hears the voices and experiences of some of the refugees making the long journey across Europe

‘We have been treated like animals’: Refugees refuse to be broken

18 September 2015 While south-eastern Europe's leaders argue over the borders, thousands of refugees are stuck in the Balkans. Caoimhe Butterly reports from Belgrade

Before you go to Calais… How to make your help for refugees effective

11 September 2015 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

Ever-growing, ever-changing: Inside the Calais camp

7 September 2015 The Calais refugee camp is starting to develop from tents to makeshift clinics, schools, cafes and more – but no one should have to live this way, writes Amy Corcoran

Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune

4 September 2015 Jane Shallice reviews Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, by Kristin Ross

Housing gains in Spain

25 August 2015 Tom Youngman reports from Madrid on the Spanish housing movement fighting evictions and campaigning for the right to housing for all

A club of ghouls: the need for rupture with the EU

3 August 2015 After Greece, the road to a democratic, social United States of Europe passes through ‘Brexit’ and a toppling of the post-democratic tyranny that is the European Union, argues Leigh Phillips

The myths of the Greek crisis

31 July 2015 The people of Greece aren’t to blame for the country’s debts. Tom Walker looks at some of the myths of the crisis

Darkness at noon: the third Greek bailout will fail and should be rejected

28 July 2015 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

Finance vs democracy in Greece

21 July 2015 The Greek crisis has exposed the undemocratic nature of the European institutions, writes Fanny Malinen – but it also reveals a much broader problem

Greece stands humiliated at the hands of neoliberal fanatics

16 July 2015 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

1 July 2015 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

23 June 2015 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

8 June 2015 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

8 June 2015 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

5 June 2015 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

8 March 2015 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

22 February 2015 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

22 February 2015 Andrew Dolan interviews Eduardo Maura of Podemos, the people-powered party that is transforming Spanish politics

Greece: Syriza shines a light

31 January 2015 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?

29 January 2015 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’

29 January 2015 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

26 January 2015 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

26 January 2015 Paul Mackney writes from Greece on Syriza's victory and the atmosphere of celebration

Greece: Are you ready to grow young again?

25 January 2015 Kevin Ovenden writes from Athens on the eve of Greece's historic election

If Syriza wins the Greek election, what will happen next?

31 December 2014 Lisa Mittendrein and Valentin Schwarz spoke to Syriza members to explore the possibilities for a government of the left

Another Scotland is – still – possible

1 December 2014 The radical mass movement for a ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum was a political awakening on an epic scale. Jonathon Shafi of the Radical Independence Campaign says it’s not finished yet

Cracks in the union

1 October 2014 Adam Ramsay looks at how the campaign for Scottish independence has brought the current UK and its constitution into question on these shores and beyond

If you think Yes voters were backing nationalism, then you weren’t paying attention

19 September 2014 Scottish independence campaigner Cat Boyd reflects on a movement that had the whole Westminster elite against it – yet still managed to run them close



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