Europe

UNITED KINGDOM

To Brexit or Not to Brexit

June 27, 2017 | A year after the Referendum in the UK, Theresa May proposed a hard Brexit. The latest general election results, which boosted the Labour Party’s standing in the parliament can only be interpreted (...)

Josefina L. Martínez

UNITED KINGDOM

The Remnants of Grenfell Tower Remind Us of the Martyrs of Capitalism

June 18, 2017 | The fire which completely destroyed a low-income housing tower in one of London's richest areas is an example of the murderous effects neoliberal policies can have on the working (...)

Dror Dayan

UK - ELECTIONS

The Significance of Corbyn’s Rise in the British Elections

June 15, 2017 | The result of the recent elections in the United Kingdom have led an unexpected political scenario with the Brexit negotiations soon at hand. What do May’s setback and Corbyn’s rise mean for the (...)

Claudia Cinatti

SPAIN

Spanish Dockworkers Strike in Defense of Jobs

June 10, 2017 | On June 5, Spanish dockworkers began the first of a series of strikes that will see eight days of strike action over three weeks. These strikes have been called in response to the conservative (...)

Sean Robertson

EUROPE

The French Election and the Crisis of the Fifth Republic

May 18, 2017 | Marine Le Pen won 34.2% of the votes, 12% of the votes were left blank, and there was the overall highest abstention since 1969. Trump congratulated Macron on (...)

Ximena Goldman

EUROPE

Strike at Berlin’s Largest Hospital

May 16, 2017 | This Wednesday at 8am, workers at the Charité – Berlin's biggest hospital with over 13,000 employees – are going on strike. They are fighting against poverty wages and outsourcing. International (...)

Wladek Flakin

IDEAS & DEBATES

The Trotskyists’ Struggle Against Nazism in World War II

May 08, 2017 | Today is the 72nd anniversary of V Day – the victory of the Allies in World War II.

Gabriela Liszt

GERMANY

30 Years of Revolutionary May Day in Berlin

May 06, 2017 | International Workers' Day in the German capital saw at least four different demonstrations: a trade union demonstration, a youth demonstration, and two separate revolutionary demonstrations. (...)

Wladek Flakin

The Origins of Antifa

May 04, 2017 | A short historical analysis of Antifascist Action.

Wladek Flakin

FRANCE

“Citizens’ Revolution” or Anti-Capitalist Program?: Why we Support Poutou in the French Presidential Elections

April 22, 2017 | Here, we examine the candidacy of Jean-Luc Mélanchon, the “leftist” ex-Socialist leader who is now third in the polls. However, despite the panic that his popularity has caused among the French (...)

Marisela Trevin

French Elections

Philippe Poutou’s Subversive Presidential Bid

April 13, 2017 | The unusual nature of the 2017 French presidential election is the culmination of a larger organic crisis currently facing French capitalism.

Juan Chingo

SPANISH STATE

Dockworkers: the “can do” of the working class

April 11, 2017 | What can the victory of the Spanish dockworkers teach us? That class struggle is the way to twist the arm of the government, the European Union (EU) and the way to make the capitalists pay for (...)

Santiago Lupe

FRANCE

Class Antagonism Takes the Spotlight at French Presidential Debate

April 10, 2017 | Philippe Poutou, presidential candidate for the New Anticapitalist Party and factory worker, brought the class struggle to center stage during the French presidential (...)

Marisela Trevin

EUROPE

Spanish and International Unions Strike to Defend Spanish Dockworkers

March 09, 2017 | The conservative government of Spain has set in motion plans to scrap the current port labor system, which would force over six thousand dockworkers to be laid off over four years. In response, (...)

Sean Robertson

EUROPE

Over Six Thousand Spanish Dockworkers’ Jobs Face the Axe

March 09, 2017 | Over six thousand Spanish dockworkers could be made redundant if the Spanish government abides by the demands of the European Commission to scrap the country’s current port labor (...)

Sean Robertson

SWEDEN

Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals

February 23, 2017 | Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT (...)

Sean Robertson

EUROPE

Swedish Dockworkers’ Union: Born Fighting Bosses and Bureaucrats

February 22, 2017 | The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) has been shaped by decades of rank and file rebellion, bureaucratic expulsions from a general transport union and a long history of international (...)

Sean Robertson

FRANCE ELECTIONS

The Uncertainty of the Presidential Elections and the “Organic Crisis” of French Capitalism

February 20, 2017 | "It’s like watching a Quentin Tarantino movie". This is how two editors from Le Monde began an article describing the series of unprecedented events and the high level of uncertainty in the French (...)

Juan Chingo

FRANCE

Police Rape Black Man in Paris, Sparking Protests

February 10, 2017 | Four policemen brutally raped a Black youth during an identity check in the northern Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois on Thursday, February 2. The 22-year-old victim was hospitalized for (...)

Ivan Matewan

GERMANY

University Occupation in Berlin: Beginning of a New Students’ Movement?

February 09, 2017 | The Social Science Institute in the center of Berlin has been occupied for three weeks. Is this the beginning of a new students' movement in Germany?

Wladek Flakin

GERMANY

Refugees: The End of the German Illusion

February 08, 2017 | German Chancellor Angela Merkel responds to Trump’s racism. Is she being cynical, hypocritical, or both?

Sebastian Vargas

ANTI-TRUMP

Thousands of Women March Against Trump in London

January 21, 2017 | The Women's March on Washington has arrived in London, with thousands marching against Trump on January 21.

IDEAS & DEBATES

The Working Class, the Left, and Right-Wing Populism

December 20, 2016 | The election of Donald Trump and the rise of the far right in Europe have rekindled the much-needed debate about the left’s relationship with the working (...)

Diego Lotito
Josefina L. Martínez

EUROPE

The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland

December 07, 2016 | Women in Ireland still do not have the right to an abortion and the Catholic church continues to hold a central role in political life. What is the struggle for abortion rights like in Ireland (...)

J. McAnulty

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