Topic: Europe

  • 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.

  • Polarization at the polls in Germany

    Germany's elections show that the country is not insulated from a crisis-prone Europe, but part and parcel of it.

  • Decisive days in Catalonia

    With both popular mobilization and Spanish state repression growing, this weekend's referendum will bring the moment of truth.

  • Catalonia's right to decide

    The Spanish state's attempts to repress a referendum on Catalonian independence is producing even greater resistance.

  • 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.