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2 November 2016
An opportunity now exists to build a mass party that offers an alternative to endless austerity, on the basis of socialist policies. This would be a major step forward
5 September 2016
The EU referendum Leave vote was a massive rejection of the capitalist establishment but not a vote for a governmental alternative. Now Jeremy Corbyn has the opportunity to use his re-election campaign to rally both Leave and Remain voters behind a programme for a socialist and internationalist break with the EU bosses' club
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
11 May 2016
Public transport was brought to a halt on 6 May as Greek workers began a 48-hour general strike against austerity.
9 March 2016
The majority of trade unions support the idea of a so-called 'social Europe', but have often opposed, at least on paper, the reality of EU policies
13 December 2015
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
2 December 2015
On 12 November, the first 24-hour general strike in a long time took place - this time against the policies of the ex-left Syriza government. Syriza has transformed itself into a pro-bailout party and introduced a new austerity package.
23 September 2015
On 20 September, Syriza was returned to power in a snap general election. What does this mean for Greece's anti-austerity left?
16 September 2015
The next issue of the Socialist will analyse the results of the 20 September general election in Greece
28 August 2015
While prime minister Tsipras has resigned and called a general election, 25 MPs have broken away from Syriza and formed Popular Unity
19 August 2015
Xekinima (Greek sister organisation of the Socialist Party) has called for a "new mass left". This is starting to be realised in response to PM Tsipras's disastrous acceptance of more austerity
29 July 2015
'Sharp turns, sudden and abrupt changes in the situation' is a phrase we used in the past, but it characterises the period which Greece has entered today, and the rest of Europe will experience tomorrow
15 July 2015
In effect, Greece will come under the neo-colonial rule of the EU and Germany, its strongest economy. EU officials will dictate policy and expect the Greek parliament to rubber stamp draconian austerity measures.
11 July 2015
On 13 July Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reached a deal with Eurozone leaders, securing a third bailout in return for pledging to implement huge austerity. Yet Syriza was elected on an anti-austerity platform
7 July 2015
Sunday's referendum saw the Greek working class give a powerful reply to the attempts of the Troika to blackmail them into accepting more austerity in order to stay in the eurozone.
30 June 2015
Events in Greece have thrown the entire eurozone into crisis and threaten its very existence. Workers in the beleaguered country must reject the austerity dictates of European money lenders.
24 June 2015
The outlines of a possible deal between the Greek government and the Troika (the EU, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund) were being put together as the Socialist went to press.
10 June 2015
Recently Greece has appeared to move a step closer to defaulting on its debt and exiting from the eurozone, writes Niall Mulholland, CWI.
27 May 2015
We are now in the fourth month of the Syriza-led government's term. The result of so-called "negotiations" with the Troika - European Union (EU), European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund
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