In brief

European elections - Netherlands

The most comprehensive radical left policy statement issued in English in the runup to the European Parliament elections later this month is the Manifesto of the Socialist Party of the Netherlands.

European Elections - Alexis Tsipras


Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras recently spoke in Portugal, as a guest of the Left Bloc, in support of the Party of the European Left's campaign European Parliament elections.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Myths and lies exposed by new report


A study commissioned by the United Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament and published by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OFSE) has called into question the alleged bene

Arrested for confronting arms-dealers

David Cronin – recently interviewed by Spectrezine  “spent seven hours today in a police station cell. Why?

Tony Benn, the Spectre interview

Tony Benn, the great socialist Member of Parliament, died on 13th March. He was an inspiration for generations of activists in Britain and beyond.

How corporations and lawyers are scavenging profits from Europe’s crisis countries


Corporations, backed by lawyers, use international investment agreements to scavenge for profits by suing Europe’s crisis countries.

Party of the European Left’s fourth congress: building unity to build hope


By Dick Nichols

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- When the 200-plus delegates finally voted on the two main documents presented to the fourth congress of the Party of the European Left (EL), held on December 13-15, 2013, in Madrid, there was a faint murmur of surprise at the degree of support received. After all, the EL is a mix of different but related political sensibilities, bringing together “anti-capitalist, communist, socialist, ecologist, feminist, eco-socialist, republican and other democratic forces”.

Don't Try This at Home! Greek Austerity




State Power 2014


As the world's corporate and political elites gathered at their luxury retreat in Davos last month, TNI launched its third 'State of Power' report to shine a spotlight on the people, corporations a

Outgoing EU commissioners plan very, very short book: A guide to their achievements


The extremely informative EU Observer  reports that “a booklet describing the good works of EU commissioners is to be launched before the European elec

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