Trump’s deportations begin

As The Intercept's Ryan Devereaux pointed out last Thursday, Trump's travel ban on people from a group of predominantly Muslim countries, selected on a somewhat questionable basis if the aim is to counter "terrorist threats", together with the high theatre of his border wall project, distracted attention from two January 29 executive orders that hardened … Continue reading Trump’s deportations begin

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Whose Europe?

David Cameron's negotiations may be going reasonably well from the point of view of reducing the number of leading figures in his own party who might support the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. But the "concessions" made to the British government have absolutely nothing to do with the real interests of working people, even … Continue reading Whose Europe?

Europe’s crises

It is encouraging that what was generally portrayed by the British press as a crisis of "migrants flooding across borders" is now increasingly seen as a refugee crisis, evoking a strong tide of humanitarian sentiment, particularly in Germany but also in the UK, where the Cameron government has been forced to backtrack somewhat from its … Continue reading Europe’s crises