Articles Europe

  • Western Propaganda for a New Cold War

    Europe

    It is alarming to see the constant drumbeat in Western media that Russia is “aggressive,” that Russia “invaded” Crimea, Russia is “a threat.” Hardly a day goes by that The New York Times does not have an editorial or news story with the assertion or insinuation that Russia is “aggressive”.

  • Brexit: A Workers’ Response to Oligarchs, Bankers, Flunkies, and Scabs

    Europe

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/07/brexit-a-workers-response-to-oligarchs-bankers-flunkies-and-scabs/

  • How Brexit Changes Everything

    Europe

    Moderated by Canadian Dimension’s founding editor and publisher Cy Gonick, How Brexit Changes Everything was a panel discussion including professors Radhika Desai, Alan Freeman, Henry Heller and John Ryan. It took place at the Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Video production by Paul Graham.

  • The Left After Leave

    Europe

    I don’t hold out much hope for a Corbyn victory in the next general election, but his continuing leadership is all that stands between having a Labour Party that defends immigrants and one which, on the basis of political expediency, follows the political drift to the right in the name of “legitimate concerns about immigration.”

  • The class struggle behind Brexit

    Europe

    Brexit was an appeal, campaigned for passionately on a nationalistic platform of xenophobia, to “real people” — those disaffected by decades of rising income inequality, de-industrialization and a political culture that remains consistently at odds with the anxieties produced by widespread socioeconomic hardship.

  • After “Brexit”: A Social-Democratic Re-Founding of Europe?

    Europe

    Could this be a Gramscian kind of “passive revolution”? Or is it maybe the clarion call for the SPD’s re-social-democratization and thus revitalization – prompted perhaps by the international rise and success of the (class) conflict-oriented, anti-Third Way social democrats Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and Bernie Sanders in the United States?

  • Brexit, reality checks and reasons to be cheerful

    Europe

    This should serve as a wake-up call to the Left. For too long, we’ve ignored the genuine concerns and questions of working class voters. To the question, “why does it feel like immigration makes my quality of life worse?” we need a better response than “because you’re a racist”. We can’t claim to be the voice of the working class whilst simultaneously disregarding their opinions.

  • Why the British Said No to Europe

    Europe

    This was, in great part, a vote by those angered and demoralised by the sheer arrogance of the apologists for the “Remain” campaign and the dismemberment of a socially just civil life in Britain. The last bastion of the historic reforms of 1945, the National Health Service, has been so subverted by Tory and Labour-supported privateers it is fighting for its life.

  • The Brexit nightmare

    Europe

    The left wing advocates of an Out vote were right about one thing: the immediate consequence of the vote to leave the EU was a crisis in the Tory party. In the small hours after referendum day, as the count drew to a close, David Cameron announced his resignation – and by the next morning George Osborne had been sworn in as caretaker prime minister.

  • The Resistible Rise of the Far Right in Europe

    Europe

    Europeans are feeling increasingly uncomfortable with their democracies. According to last autumn’s ‘Eurobarometer’, 62 per cent of Europeans believe that things are going in the wrong direction; 48 per cent declare themselves to have no trust in their governments and 43 per cent say that they are unsatisfied with their democracies. This is not new.

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