The Socialist and Anti-Racist case against the EU

    On 23 June, 52% of British voters opted to leave the European Union. Both the official Remain and Leave campaigns resorted to racist fear-mongering as immigrants were offered as the scapegoat for a public that had experienced years of austerity and economic hardship.   Yet the EU is itself a fundamentally racist and…

From War to Uncertainty

A Report From Athens Jim O’Connell The heavy police presence in Viktoria Square is backed up by two very large mobile tactical units, converted buses where the armed police take meals and breaks, conduct briefings and store their equipment. On one end of the square a sentry post complete with parasol sunshade looks like something…

Mediterranean Crisis EU 10-Point Action Plan: What is it About?

By MEMET ULUDAG Today, as the reactions to the deaths of more than 1100 migrants in two separate incidents continue, we are reading the enthusiastic headlines referring to the EU Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council meeting and reporting the good news. It seems the EU is finally acting to bring an end to this crisis….