By Marianne Arens, 9 February 2016
Stock markets across the world experienced a sharp downturn at the beginning of 2016, with the stock exchange in Milan affected particularly severely.
By Stéphane Hugues, 9 February 2016
The report points to systematic, arbitrary denials of basic democratic rights by police and the targeting of people of Muslim descent.
By Marianne Arens, 8 February 2016
On January 11, 500 steel workers occupied the city hall in Genoa to protest the likely loss of their jobs.
By Jason Melanovski, 8 February 2016
The decline in popularity for Poroshenko explodes the myth that the right-wing Maidan “revolution” was a democratic transformation.
By Paul Mitchell, 8 February 2016
The Left Bloc, Communist Party and Greens have enabled the Socialist Party government to impose one pro-capitalist measure after another in the short time it has been in power.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 February 2016
In an article published in Der Spiegel, Slovenian academic Slavoj Žižek gives free rein to his hatred of the oppressed.
By Thomas Scripps and Ajanta Silva, 8 February 2016
The British Medical Association used the event to bolster their ongoing fruitless negotiations with Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
By Robert Stevens, 6 February 2016
London and Stockholm have rejected the UN’s verdict that Assange has been arbitrarily detained.
By Anthony Torres, 6 February 2016
There are no fundamental differences between Mélenchon and the Socialist Party government, which is building a police state in France.
Reject the Rail Maritime and Transport Union’s call to accept latest London Underground sell-out contract!
By Michael Barnes, 6 February 2016
Rail workers have seen the trade unions sabotage every struggle against the Conservative government since 2010.
By Robert Stevens, 5 February 2016
Just over one year after it came to power, Syriza, the party that was hailed by pseudo-left groups internationally, is an object of hatred and contempt.
UN panel condemns detention of WikiLeaks founder
By Bill Van Auken, 5 February 2016
Despite a ruling that Assange has been subjected to “arbitrary detention,” both the UK and Sweden vow to continue his persecution.
By Chris Marsden, 4 February 2016
The proposed agreement between Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk is a refutation of those who depict the EU as the guardian of a more progressive agenda.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 4 February 2016
Germany’s grand coalition government is adopting ever more drastic measures against refugees and paving the way for far-right forces in the process.
By Clara Weiss, 4 February 2016
The Nord Stream pipeline, which supplies gas from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea, is one of the most important issues of dispute between Berlin and Warsaw.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 February 2016
The thrust of US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s speech before the Economic Club on Tuesday was that US imperialism is preparing for a new world war.
By Markus Salzmann, 2 February 2016
The ban on refugees in two Austrian cities, unless they are accompanied by an “escort,” recalls the darkest chapters in Austrian history.
By Jordan Shilton, 2 February 2016
In calling for the creation of a European military force, Blair wrote that the European powers had to be capable of projecting their interests on the global stage.
By Ulrich Rippert, 1 February 2016
The swing to the right by the entire German political establishment has unleashed violent tensions within the government.
By David Levine, 1 February 2016
A proposed ban on US funding of Ukrainian neo-Nazis that had attracted substantial media attention last June when it was introduced never actually became law.
By Stephen Alexander, 1 February 2016
As many as 200,000 oil-related jobs could be lost in the UK.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 29 January 2016
Sweden’s announcement came the same day as Human Rights Watch published a scathing indictment of the curtailment of democratic rights in Europe in response to the refugee crisis.
By Simon Whelan, 29 January 2016
Technology giant Google’s pathetically small British tax payment confirms once again that major corporations operate virtually unhindered by national governments.
By Dietmar Henning, 29 January 2016
VW has signaled through the corporate press that it is planning mass layoffs, wage cuts and a drastic worsening of working conditions.
By Marianne Arens, 28 January 2016
Proposals made at the EU meeting amount to the transformation of Greece into a giant concentration camp for refugees.
By Danny Richardson, 28 January 2016
There is no suggestion of opposition from either the trade unions or the Labour Party.
By Christoph Dreier, 27 January 2016
German media outlets are seeking to outdo each other in stirring up hatred against refugees, calling for a strong state and for more military missions.
By Tom Carter, 27 January 2016
The report of the inquiry, based in part on the testimony of key “expert” witness Robert Service, has been loudly advertised in the media over the past week, despite the absence of any evidence to support its findings.
By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 26 January 2016
As if in a slow-motion military coup, the ruling elite is moving to transform political life in France, creating an authoritarian political regime.
By Marianne Arens, 26 January 2016
As Europe is firmly in the grip of winter, one government after another is closing its borders.
By Verena Nees, 26 January 2016
Many of those attending the mass meeting were appalled at the treatment of refugees, confined in airport hangars and other mass accommodation.
By Alice Summers, 26 January 2016
Hospital admissions for cholera have quadrupled over the last four years
By Thomas Gaist, 23 January 2016
The deaths come amid escalating state repression and military operations by the European powers targeting refugees.
By Alejandro López, 23 January 2016
All of the parties willing to form or back a “left government” have a historical record and programme of supporting austerity and war.
By Christoph Dreier, 23 January 2016
In Greece, an increasing number of professional groups are protesting against the planned pension cuts of the Syriza government.
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 January 2016
The chancellor, whose position seemed unassailable a few months ago, could now prematurely lose office as she comes under attack from sections of the political establishment.
By Francis Dubois, 21 January 2016
A part of the bourgeoisie fears that the appeals to the far right from the ruling Socialist Party could discredit its policies of austerity and war.
By Jordan Shilton, 20 January 2016
Measures once associated with fascist regimes are again being employed against refugees fleeing war in the Middle East.
By Steve James, 20 January 2016
Under conditions where the SNP government is enforcing austerity policies, RISE seeks to ensure that disaffection with the SNP is channelled along nationalist and separatist lines.
By Gustav Kemper, 19 January 2016
The illegal raid involving hundreds of police officers was intended to intimidate an entire neighbourhood.
By Christoph Dreier, 13 January 2016
Monday’s right-wing riot in Leipzig took place amid a racist anti-Muslim campaign promoted by German political parties and the media.
By Verena Nees, 13 January 2016
The onset of winter has worsened conditions for the approximately 40,000 refugees in Berlin.
By Simon Whelan, 13 January 2016
It is estimated that up to two-thirds of Conservative MPs support a “Brexit.”
By Clara Weiss, 12 January 2016
Representatives of German imperialism and its servants in the media have absolutely no right to lecture any country about “democracy” and “tolerance.”
By Alejandro López, 12 January 2016
The regional parliament has elected Carles Puigdemont as regional premier for the Together for Yes coalition, with the support of the pseudo-left CUP.
By Alejandro López, 12 January 2016
The Popular Unity Candidacy and the pro-austerity separatist parties of the Together for Yes coalition have joined to elect a new Catalan premier.
By Dietmar Henning, 11 January 2016
Alleged sexual assaults by refugees in Cologne are being used as a pretense for pumping out racist agitation and cracking down on refugees.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 11 January 2016
The mistreatment of refugees fleeing to Europe has assumed proportions that would have been unthinkable twelve months ago.
By James Lerner and Alejandro López, 11 January 2016
The purpose of such a government, like Syriza in Greece, would be to enforce more unpopular austerity measures on working people and the entire population.
By Ajanta Silva, 11 January 2016
The Conservative government has announced plans to scrap bursaries and introduce student fees.
One year after Charlie Hebdo attack
By Stéphane Hugues, 8 January 2016
Witnesses speaking to the media flatly contradicted official accounts of the shooting and said that police gunned down an unarmed man without warning.
By Alex Lantier, 6 January 2016
The Socialist Party is increasingly taking up positions associated with the extreme right and the traditions of 20th century European fascism.
By Alejandro López, 6 January 2016
The petty-bourgeois Candidatures of Popular Unity have refused to invest Catalan President Artur Mas, whose party they have backed in parliament.
By Thomas Scripps, 6 January 2016
Investors are responding to the profits available due to the increased enrolment of foreign students in British universities and the expansion of privately rented halls.
By Dietmar Henning, 6 January 2016
The real value of already low welfare payments under Germany’s Hartz IV welfare benefits system has continued to fall.
By Johannes Stern, 6 January 2016
The entry of the Luftwaffe into the Syrian war, backed by some 1,200 German soldiers and a frigate, opens a new and ominous chapter in the resurgence of German militarism.
By Tom Pearce, 5 January 2016
The cuts in education are part of the government’s austerity agenda aimed at saving more than £20 billion in public finances.
By Jerry White, 4 January 2016
Class conflict will become an ever-more dominant feature of life in 2016 as the ruling classes in the US and around the world demand that workers pay for the global economic crisis.
By Dorota Niemitz and Clara Weiss, 4 January 2016
In another step towards establishing authoritarian rule, the Law and Justice government has adopted a bill to subordinate public broadcast services to its right-wing agenda.
By Barry Mason, 30 December 2015
The storms are estimated to have dropped an average month’s rainfall within a 24-hour period.
By Paul Mitchell, 29 December 2015
The bailout of Banif was only possible because of the actions of the Left Bloc and the Communist Party, whose support brought the minority PS government to power last month.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 December 2015
In the last century, great power aspirations, nationalism and fascism made the continent the focus of two world wars, which claimed nearly 100 million victims. Now, these same tendencies are spreading once again.
By Margot Miller, 28 December 2015
While the documents in question have been freely handed to the British monarchy, the government insists that they not be released to the public for at least three decades.
French government proposes constitutional amendment on state of emergency, deprivation of citizenship
By Alex Lantier, 24 December 2015
Proposed moves to deprive people of French nationality were traditionally associated to the far-right National Front and were used against the Jews during the Nazi Occupation.
By Harvey Thompson and Robert Stevens, 24 December 2015
Sports Direct has gained notoriety for its employment conditions, with its Shirebrook warehouse known locally as the “Gulag”.
By Philipp Frisch, 24 December 2015
Under conditions of increasing class tensions in Germany and the revival of an aggressive foreign policy, the ruling elite is preparing for the suppression of popular opposition.
By Paul Mitchell, 23 December 2015
Sunday’s elections resulted in a historic collapse of the two-party system that has dominated Spanish politics since the fascist Franco dictatorship fell in 1977.
By Anthony Torres, 23 December 2015
Mass searches and house arrests are part of the preparation for the imposition of a permanent state of emergency by the Socialist Party government.
By Kumaran Ira, 23 December 2015
The sudden and unprecedented mass sacking by food and facilities management multinational Sodexo is an attack on the constitutionally protected right to strike.
By Harvey Thompson and Trevor Johnson, 22 December 2015
When Kellingley opened in 1965, coal production in Britain employed around 500,000 workers and produced up to 177 million tonnes of coal.
By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 19 December 2015
While the Podemos and Citizens parties have emerged to rebrand parts of Spain’s discredited ruling establishment, neither speaks to workers’ social aspirations.
By Alex Lantier, 18 December 2015
Investigations of the November 13 attacks raise the question of whether elements in or around the state machine facilitated the commission of the terror attacks in Paris.
By Margot Miller, 17 December 2015
Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown are emulating the unindicted war criminal Tony Blair, now estimated to be worth over £125 million
By Barry Mason, 15 December 2015
The frame-up of the striking workers, known as the Shrewsbury 24, required the intimate involvement of then-Conservative Prime Minister Ted Heath.
By Philipp Frisch, 12 December 2015
Independent investigations by German media outlets suggest that the authorities probing right-wing anti-immigrant violence systematically downplay and even defend it.
By Dietmar Henning, 12 December 2015
2,500 former Opel workers will soon face unemployment.
By Alex Lantier, 11 December 2015
The NPA is not denouncing war or the threat of police dictatorship in France, but insinuating that opposition to imperialist war is support for terrorism.
An open letter
Socialist Equality Party (UK) demands the Undercover Police Inquiry release the names of all police agents and spies
By Socialist Equality Party, 10 December 2015
Even the small amount of information in the public domain makes clear that undercover officers were involved in and directed criminal activity.
By Margot Miller, 9 December 2015
Pensions have come under sustained attack by the previous Labour, Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition and present Conservative governments.
By Johannes Stern, 8 December 2015
A report in Der Spiegel makes clear that far-reaching plans to escalate the German intervention in Syria are being prepared behind the backs of the population.
By Stefan Steinberg, 8 December 2015
Aware of the massive popular opposition to austerity, Tsipras has sought to win the support of the right-wing opposition for an all-party offensive to enforce his program.
By Allison Smith, 8 December 2015
A report on homelessness in England that over the past year homelessness has increased up by 5 percent across the country and by 10 percent in London.
By Robert Stevens, 8 December 2015
Assange is the victim of a transparent frame-up. His sole crime was to bring to global attention the heinous war crimes committed by the US and other imperialist powers in Iraq and Afghanistan—crimes authorised at the highest levels of government.
By Kumaran Ira, 7 December 2015
In elections held under a state of emergency after the November 13 attacks in Paris, the National Front made broad gains in six of France’s 13 regions.
By Thomas Gaist, 7 December 2015
Poland would become the sixth country in Europe to host US nuclear forces as part of the NATO “nuclear sharing” program.
By Chris Masden, 7 December 2015
Even as they urge deselection and campaigns to “democratise” the Labour Party, the pseudo-left groups oppose drawing any lessons from Corbyn’s surrender.
By Barry Mason, 7 December 2015
In taking over the provision of care homes and related services, private companies have sought to undermine working conditions.
By Robert Stevens, 2 December 2015
The BMA’s betrayal allows the government further time to come up with a repackaged deal, in order to carry out effectively the same attacks on doctors’ employment conditions and pay.
By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 21 November 2015
As the government imposes a state of emergency, the employers federation is calling on businesses to report any suspect remark by workers to the police.
By Patrick Martin, 21 November 2015
At least six of the nine men involved in the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris were known to the French and Belgian security services.
By Marianne Arens, 20 November 2015
The leadership of the flight attendants’ union UFO used a large strike demonstration in Frankfurt to reassure Lufthansa management that it will support corporate restructuring.
By Alex Lantier, 19 November 2015
Hollande’s proposed amendments to the French Constitution provide the legal basis for transforming France into a presidential dictatorship.
By Stéphane Hugues, 19 November 2015
Residents in the center of Saint Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, were woken up at 4:30 a.m. in the morning by an enormous explosion and heavy gunfire.
By Anthony Torres, 19 November 2015
The modification of the French Constitution paves the way for security forces to ban strikes, demonstrations or any public meetings that displease the authorities.
By Robert Stevens, 19 November 2015
Leading Labour officials are seconding Tory and media denunciations of Labour leader Corbyn as a threat to “national security.”
By Christoph Dreier, 19 November 2015
The interior ministry is using an alleged planned terrorist attack in Hannover to provoke hysteria and press ahead with the strengthening of the state.
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International
13 November 2015
The warnings of the ICFI and WSWS that Syriza was a pro-capitalist party, hostile to the working class, have been completely vindicated.
By Thomas Gaist, 12 November 2015
The sudden eruption of an international scandal makes clear that the WADA document is to serve as a vehicle for further financial, cultural and institutional pressure against Moscow.
By Ross Mitchell, 12 November 2015
The current owner has a history of slashing costs by sub-tendering jobs to its own contractors.
By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2015
The Obama administration is expected to approve a plan to rotate more troops into Europe, effectively increasing by 50 percent the forces available for a NATO confrontation with Russia.