Topic: Europe

  • A feminist outpouring shakes the Spanish state

    The massive protests in the Spanish state on International Women's Day were historic in more ways than one. Here's the background.

  • The meaning of the Italian right's victory

    Socialists in Italy explain the backdrop to an election in which xenophobic and populist forces trounced the center-left Democrats.

  • Uniting the struggles in France

    The ingredients exist for workers to take on Emmanuel Macron's neoliberal attacks, but only if union action is brought together.

  • Winning the right to be

    No one could have predicted the kind of outburst we experienced for the International Women's Strike in cities of the Spanish state.

  • A strike against the neoliberal university

    The struggle of university workers in the UK is giving the labor movement a big boost and opening up an outlet for seething anger against neoliberalism.

  • UK university workers send a defiant message

    Staff at more than 60 universities in the UK continue to walk the picket line after a bad deal to end their struggle was rejected.

  • Russian voters have choices but no alternative

    Russian socialists are calling for a boycott of the coming election, which is almost certain to re-elect Vladimir Putin to a fourth term.

  • On the Macedonia question in Greece

    A large right-wing demonstration in Greece has raised an old political question about a neighboring country claimed by nationalists.

  • A chronicle of a blacklisting crook foretold

    The collapse of the UK construction giant Carillion was a long time coming--and has focused attention on its harsh labor practices.

  • Where is Catalonia headed next?

    Pro-independence parties won the elections ordered by the Spanish state, but is unclear how a new government will be formed.

  • Union busting, Russian-style

    The Russian state is attacking a major trade union, claiming that it is a "foreign agent" as a pretext to legal moves to dissolve it.

  • What will revive the left in Britain?

    Our readers' discussion about reform or revolution, and the future of Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn continues.

  • Reform, revolution and Jeremy Corbyn

    SW readers discuss the future of left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn--and the implications for socialists organizing today.

  • If not Corbyn, then what?

    The question that left-wing critics of British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn need to answer is: What else is there?

  • Self-organization in Catalonia

    The Committees for the Defense of the Republic are giving organizational form to demands for self-determination in Catalonia.

  • Is business warming to Jeremy Corbyn?

    With Theresa May's Tory government in perpetual crisis, left-winger Jeremy Corbyn is getting support from unexpected quarters.

  • We will stand upright

    Migrants in Greece are on hunger strike against their treatment by the European Union--and showing they will fight back.

  • Catalonia after the declaration of the republic

    A Barcelona-based socialist writer analyzes the complex situation in Catalonia after the Spanish state intensified its repression.

  • A coup by the state

    The Spanish state imposed direct rule over Catalonia, firing its president and dismissing the region's parliament after it declared independence.

  • Moshé Machover must be reinstated

    Jews for Palestinian Right of Return is calling on Britain's Labour Party to reject the idea that anti-Zionism equals anti-Semitism.

  • The Freedom Party's goose-step forward

    Austria's toxic Freedom Party, which is likely to be part of the next government, has deep ties to the fascist movement.

  • A wake-up call for Germany's left

    The inroads made by the far right in German elections last month bring new challenges and questions that the left must take up.

  • The crisis deepens after Catalonia's vote

    The Spanish state's government is making a mockery of democracy by attacking the Catalan people's right to decide their future.

  • The fuel feeding the fires of Europe's far right

    The mainstream political forces that manage the European Union are responsible for setting the stage for the rise of the far right.

  • For Catalan independence

    Marxists should defend self-determination and independence for Catalunya--and condemn the repression of the Spanish state.