Topic: Europe

  • An iron glove on a hand of clay

    The victory of Emmanuel Macron and his new party seems like it stabilized French politics, but there are conflicts to come.

  • Another in a tragic list of unnatural disasters

    With Grenfell Tower on my mind, I stopped at a memorial on the Isle of Man dedicated to 50 people who died in a horrific fire.

  • Germany's not-so-great reunifier

    Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor and architect of reunification, left a legacy that defenders of social justice still battle.

  • A socialist challenge in the North of Ireland

    An Irish socialist talks about the lessons of the UK general election and the situation facing the radical left in the months to come.

  • Why do these survivors need help anyway?

    Tories have responded to Jeremy Corbyn's shocking proposal to house Grenfell Tower survivors in homes left empty by speculators.

  • Mourning and marching after the Grenfell fire

    A British socialist describes the surge of anger and protest after the Grenfell Tower fire and its effect on the radicalization that followed the election.

  • A system that let working-class people burn

    The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower has exposed, in the starkest terms, the horror of an austerity-racked, class-divided society.

  • A living connection to past struggle

    We lost the last living connection to the left movement in Germany before the Second World War with Theodor Bergmann's death.

  • Corbyn's triumph and what it means for the left

    The Labour Party leader won't become prime minister yet, but he led a radical campaign that achieved major gains and revived the left in Britain.

  • The last refuge for desperate Tories

    The Democratic Unionist Party that Britain's Tories invited to join the government is deeply sectarian and utterly reactionary.

  • May's election disaster and the road ahead

    Britain's Tory government suffered a big blow in the election--courtesy of the Labour Party led by left-winger Jeremy Corbyn.

  • How left-wing politics won over millions

    Britain's election was a stunning vindication of Labour's left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn and an indictment of his right-wing critics.

  • Using terror as an excuse for more terror

    Reactionary politicians like Theresa May feed a cycle of violence and polarization with their cynical statements about extremism.

  • Solidaridad vs. chivo expiatorio

    A menos que la solidaridad demostrada después del atentado en Manchester prevalezca, la derecha tratará de azuzar miedo para justificar más represión.

  • Precarious workers strike back

    The militancy, daring and courage of two strikes by cleaners and security workers in London challenges all of us to step forward.

  • Reflections on the Manchester bombing vigil

    The right wants us to turn on our neighbors after the bombing, but working-class people in Manchester showed us they are saying no.

  • Building a left alternative in Macron's France

    A veteran French socialist explains why Emanuel Macron's victory over Marine Le Pen in the presidential election won't bring political stability.

  • Understanding the British election

    There's a mountain to climb for the Labour Party, but the picture isn't as rosy for the Tories as the media would have us believe.

  • Solidarity vs. scapegoating after Manchester

    Political leaders and reactionaries will try to use the horror in Manchester to justify more repression and violence--unless the tide of solidarity prevails.

  • Danish workers need their fighting tradition

    Denmark's impressive history of working class organization and struggle needs to be revived to fight austerity and xenophobia.

  • The Tories aren't invulnerable

    If Britain’s Labour Party mounts an activist campaign, it could be possible to turn the Tory tide, but we cannot be uncritical.

  • Le Pen and the global far right threat

    Le Pen's campaign gave a frightening picture of modern fascism--and provides insight into the wider growth of the far right.

  • No representative in this vote

    French socialists argue that the threat of the far right must be confronted by social struggle, not voting for neoliberalism.

  • The middle of the road to nowhere

    The frontrunner in France’s presidential election is a devoted neoliberal whose reign could give a further boost to the far right.

  • What can stop the Tories in Britain's election?

    A fighting left stance might not be enough for Labour to win the coming British vote, but it could change the shape of the debate.