Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:49

Failure to make any impression should mean “No 2 abstentionism, Yes 2 grown-up politics” argues Steve McGiffen.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:47

The knives are being sharpened. British Prime Minister David Cameron doesn’t want Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, but German Chancellor Angela  Merkel stands right behind ‘her’ candidate. The European Parliament is even threatening a veto if he doesn’t get the job, because the centre-right group – mostly Christian Democrats – the European People’s Party, is again the biggest group and so the voter has spoken.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 08:10

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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 08:03

In Westminster, the drip-drip of financial corruption -- expense account abuse, the flipping of houses -- is supplemented by a spectacle of "on-message" politicians whose speeches are slick with the shiny artificiality of well-oiled PR productions.  A never-ending parade of besuited, perfectly manicured politicians, staring out at the camera, eyes glazed with faux sincerity, features consciously arranged in well-ordered concern.  Naturally, such people, such projections, attain all the proportion and reality of a computer-generated avatar or, to say the same, Nick Clegg.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 07:51

Left Unity, which recently held its first national conference, is a worthy initiative and one which deserves widespread support. I wish it well. Britain certainly needs a new party. Voting Labour has gone from tactically dubious to utterly absurd. And reading through the policies adopted at the new party’s conference, I could find little to disagree with – in principle.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:19

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

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 13:07


Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:23

Dmitry Kolesnik is editor of the left-wing Ukrainian website Liva.  The interview was conducted by 'Counterfire', the site on which it was first published

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:54

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

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:38

Heroic. Purposeful. Merciful. Queen Wilhelmina added that motto to the Amsterdam coat of arms following the ‘Februaristaking’, the February Atrike of 1941. Heroic. Purposeful. Merciful.