Topic: Europe

  • 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.

  • 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 a 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.