Europe


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

Growing up married

28 February 2017 Laura Nicholson interviews Dr Eylem Atakav about her new film, Growing Up Married, which tells the stories of Turkey’s child brides

Intensification of state violence in the Kurdish provinces of Turkey

21 February 2017 Oppression increases in the run up to Turkey’s constitutional referendum, writes Mehmet Ugur from Academics for Peace

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

Mustang film review: Three fingers to Erdogan

22 November 2016 Laura Nicholson reviews Mustang, Deniz Gamze Erguven’s unashamedly feminist film critique of Turkey’s creeping conservatism

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.

Women for democracy in Turkey?

5 October 2016 Melanie Pichler and Edma Ajanović interview five feminist academics from Academics for Peace on the political situation in Turkey and the role of women's groups in fighting for structural change

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

Awakening from a nightmare: hope in an Out vote

16 June 2016 Michael Calderbank forsees a bright future for the left in the event of an Out vote in the referendum

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-Turkey deal is a disaster for refugees

27 May 2016 In making a deal with Turkey, the EU is entrusting refugees to a government that cares little for their safety – and sponsors the terrorists they are fleeing from, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann

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

Turkey wages war on its Kurdish population

16 February 2016 Turkey is conducting the greatest massacre and displacement of Kurds since the 1990s, write Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret

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

Rebuilding Kobanê

11 January 2016 Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret report from the war-torn city of Kobanê and meet those trying to rebuild what Daesh and US bombs have destroyed

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



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