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Catalunya: now popular democracy v. EU and its states

Do Rajoy, the Spanish state and their EU backers imagine there will be no consequence to the violent state repression in Catalunya? It is a particularly brutal extension of elite contempt for democracy – referendums especially – across the continent. … Continue reading

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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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State and fascism: one year of the trial of Golden Dawn

Today marks one year since the start of the trial of Golden Dawn. The process will last at least to the end of 2016. The stakes are extremely high. The latest figures on racially motivated murders and assaults (and, for the first … Continue reading

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Cameron’s crisis – a class moment for the left

It is very good of David Cameron to highlight the central political dynamic of the referendum campaign. That’s what he has just done by seeking to divert attention from his and the Tories’ latest crisis through announcing £9 million of … Continue reading

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The strategic dilemma of the left Remain position

This is indeed a blow to the Remain camp. The Momentum leadership’s decision, reported in the Guardian, to evade the Europe issue for two months and to focus on getting the Labour vote out in the May elections is not … Continue reading

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Refugees and the end of liberal Europe

In so far as it was ever a reality, the era of a liberalising Europe with diminished national tensions and ethnic conflict is over. The structures of official Europe – that is the European Union, the eurozone and their capitalist, … Continue reading

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Imagine… but not too much

In the course of preparing material for something else, I spent a bit of time surveying left and progressive interventions over the forthcoming referendum in Britain on membership of the EU. Let’s put to one side, for a moment, the … Continue reading

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