Tag: European Union

The EU Is Turning Its Back on Afghan Refugees

Despite its role in the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, the EU is shutting the door to Afghan refugees. The European working class and the youth must show solidarity with the Afghan refugees and repudiate the imperialist policies of their own governments.

A discarded facemask in front of a large lit Euro sign in Frankfurt

Europe is in Lockdown. What Should the Left Do?

Europe at the moment feels like a neoliberal dystopia: People can go to work, to the mall, or to church — and nowhere else. There are effective ways to stop the pandemic — but capitalist governments refuse to even consider them.

Will the Macron–Merkel Agreement Save the EU from a Debacle?

In the early hours of July 21, leaders of the European Union agreed to what the New York Times called a “landmark spending package to rescue their economies from the ravages of the pandemic.” This article is a thoroughgoing political economy analysis of the effort to save the European Union from the pandemic and the economic crisis that had already been forecast before the virus struck, originally published in French in May.

Coronavirus: Working-Class Internationalism as an Antidote to the Crisis

The coronavirus crisis and the global recession are exacerbating the reactionary nationalism of the imperialist states. The spirit of Donald Trump’s “America first” policy seems to have spread like a virus. On the other hand, the world working class is the only social force that can provide a progressive way out of this crisis, reorganizing production under workers’ control and deepening internationalism.

The EU Is Leaving Italy to Die

The European Union is leaving the people of Italy to die as the country faces the most serious outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic Europe has seen so far. The EU’s only concern is stabilizing world markets and protecting capitalist profits — it doesn’t care about protecting the lives of the millions of people who live and work in Europe.

The European Union Supports the Coup in Bolivia

The European Union has recognized the self-proclaimed President of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez. For its part, the European Parliament refuses to describe the civic-military putsch as a “coup.”

For the Defense of Rojava Against the Turkish Invasion! Imperialism Out of the Region!

On October 9, the Turkish army began to march across the Syrian-Kurdish border, alongside jihadist militias. With the agreement of its NATO allies, Turkey seeks to expel the Kurds from the border region. We defend the self-determination of the Kurdish nation against the Turkish invasion and demand the expulsion of imperialism and other powers from the region. A statement by the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International (FT-CI) in Europe.

The EU Is Turning Its Back on Afghan Refugees

Despite its role in the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, the EU is shutting the door to Afghan refugees. The European working class and the youth must show solidarity with the Afghan refugees and repudiate the imperialist policies of their own governments.

A discarded facemask in front of a large lit Euro sign in Frankfurt

Europe is in Lockdown. What Should the Left Do?

Europe at the moment feels like a neoliberal dystopia: People can go to work, to the mall, or to church — and nowhere else. There are effective ways to stop the pandemic — but capitalist governments refuse to even consider them.

Will the Macron–Merkel Agreement Save the EU from a Debacle?

In the early hours of July 21, leaders of the European Union agreed to what the New York Times called a “landmark spending package to rescue their economies from the ravages of the pandemic.” This article is a thoroughgoing political economy analysis of the effort to save the European Union from the pandemic and the economic crisis that had already been forecast before the virus struck, originally published in French in May.

Coronavirus: Working-Class Internationalism as an Antidote to the Crisis

The coronavirus crisis and the global recession are exacerbating the reactionary nationalism of the imperialist states. The spirit of Donald Trump’s “America first” policy seems to have spread like a virus. On the other hand, the world working class is the only social force that can provide a progressive way out of this crisis, reorganizing production under workers’ control and deepening internationalism.

The EU Is Leaving Italy to Die

The European Union is leaving the people of Italy to die as the country faces the most serious outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic Europe has seen so far. The EU’s only concern is stabilizing world markets and protecting capitalist profits — it doesn’t care about protecting the lives of the millions of people who live and work in Europe.

The European Union Supports the Coup in Bolivia

The European Union has recognized the self-proclaimed President of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez. For its part, the European Parliament refuses to describe the civic-military putsch as a “coup.”

For the Defense of Rojava Against the Turkish Invasion! Imperialism Out of the Region!

On October 9, the Turkish army began to march across the Syrian-Kurdish border, alongside jihadist militias. With the agreement of its NATO allies, Turkey seeks to expel the Kurds from the border region. We defend the self-determination of the Kurdish nation against the Turkish invasion and demand the expulsion of imperialism and other powers from the region. A statement by the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International (FT-CI) in Europe.