Monthly Archives: May 2016

Stopping the far right requires opposing the EU

The revolt against the labour law and Francois Hollande in France  In this second of a two-part article examining the European crisis and the rise of the far right I look at why the left needs to adopt an internationalist position … Continue reading

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Austria, fascism and the Europe question (pt. 1)

On the streets of Vienna against the resurgent far right Freedom Party (FPO) This is the first of a two part article. It locates the rise of the far right in Austria within the political crisis of the parties of … Continue reading

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France in the streets: against the government and EU

This column first appeared at Counterfire  There is a ferocious battle taking place in France to defend workers’ rights and wages against the new labour law. It pits working people and youth against the government. The government of Francois Hollande … Continue reading

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We cannot win the middle ground by moving to the middle

(This piece originally appeared in Counterfire) Across Europe the political space of the centre is continuing to collapse. Labour-type parties that remain committed to occupying the discredited and rejected positions associated with Tony Blair and similar figures are spiralling deeper … Continue reading

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Letter to a young activist

This is a (tidied up) email I sent to a school student relative of mine who is just coming into the movement.   Dear         ,   Trying to answer your list of questions about the row … Continue reading

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