Brexit

Britain’s Brexit Bill Gives Government Unprecedented Powers

April 1, 2017

The “Great Repeal Bill” repeals EU laws and gives the executive massive powers to rule by decree in the Brexit transition says Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now

UK Faces Loss of Labor, Environmental Protections as Brexit Unfolds

March 29, 2017

Because it is not politically feasible to push for a second referendum, British progressives should pressure the state to maintain regulations that will be lost as the country exits the European Union, says economist John Weeks

Narrative of Brexit ‘Leave’ Voters as Racist and Anti-Immigrant Ignores Real Anti-Austerity Sentiment

July 5, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson argues that a vote for Europe is not a vote for socialism, but for a very right-wing, hard right, corporatist Europe where the laws will be made by bureaucrats acting on behalf of the large financial centers

Greece

July 3, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says so-called leftist or socialist governments throughout the EU are engaging in self-immolation by embracing austerity, and then become wildly unpopular with the electorate

The Corbyn No-Confidence Vote and the Bleeding of the Labour Party

June 28, 2016

Political scientist Leo Panitch says the mass support for keeping Jeremy Corbyn in leadership might split the Labour Party, which could lead to a renewed progressive class revolt that goes beyond social democracy