By Johannes Stern, 14 November 2016
Growing numbers of students are no longer prepared to accept the transformation of their universities into centres of war propaganda and militarism.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2016 Congress resolutions
By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 14 November 2016
Presented here is an edited version of the first resolution adopted by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) Third National Congress, held October 28-31 in Sheffield.
By Sonja Bach, 12 November 2016
The prospective red-red-green coalition is justifying the strengthening of the police and state apparatus with phrases about “civil rights” and “promoting democracy.”
By Kumaran Ira, 10 November 2016
As the Libyan catastrophe produced by the 2011 NATO war exposes the NPA’s bankruptcy, it is trying to bury its own record of supporting imperialist war.
By John Newham and Robert Stevens, 9 November 2016
Conditions in prisons in England and Wales have deteriorated rapidly as a result of spending cuts, while inmate numbers—including those held awaiting trial—have surged.
By Johannes Stern, 9 November 2016
The German elites are using the US presidential election to promote the return of German militarism.
By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2016
On the eve of the US election, NATO officials announced plans to place hundreds of thousands of troops on alert for military action against Russia.
By Robert Stevens, 8 November 2016
Among Britain’s ruling elite there is grave concern for the future of Europe over the outcome of an election being contested by the two most unpopular candidates in US history.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 7 November 2016
In portraying the European Single Market as progressive, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is siding with finance capital and big business interests against the working class.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 November 2016
Europe is reacting to the American presidential election with a mixture of disgust, nervousness and fear.
By Markus Salzmann, 28 October 2016
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising with a nationalist tirade against immigrants.
By Barry Mason, 27 October 2016
In London, nearly three quarters of residents classified their homes as failing to meet the Living Home Standard established by the housing charity Shelter.
French presidential election 2017
By Kumaran Ira, 24 October 2016
The French political establishment is unanimous that anti-Muslim hatred and police-state forms of rule are to become permanent features of political life.
By Francis Dubois, 22 October 2016
The Socialist Party government has cultivated the police as its main social base, and police are now aggressively advancing demands for more resources and powers.
By Verena Nees, 20 October 2016
A so-called Red-Red-Green coalition in Berlin will pursue budgetary consolidation and impose an austerity programme on the backs of the working population.
By John Vassilopoulos, 18 October 2016
European Union commissioner Pierre Moscovici praised Syriza’s “tremendous work” in imposing all the attacks demanded against the working class.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 October 2016
A recent study by a German think tank leads to the conclusion that the risk for the present generation of dying in a violent atomic death is alarmingly high.
By Alejandro López, 15 October 2016
As the social democrats openly back the formation of a right-wing government, Podemos is signalling that it is also prepared to implement drastic austerity.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 October 2016
Liquidators Rutland Partners have already pocketed £34 million, with another £5 million to come.
By Nick Beams, 8 October 2016
The currency’s sudden fall on Friday was a warning that capital inflows needed to finance the British current account deficit could dry up.
By Clara Weiss, 5 October 2016
If passed, the bill would implement a ban on abortions, including for minors and victims of rape.
By Katerina Selin, 5 October 2016
On Monday, the Greek government mobilised the police to attack protesting retirees.
By Paul Mitchell and Alex Lantier, 4 October 2016
Podemos’ perspective was to form a government with the Socialist Party, which is now working to bring a right-wing government to power in Spain.
By Robert Stevens, 3 October 2016
According to plans put forward by Theresa May, Britain will be out of the European Union by March 2019—a year ahead of a scheduled 2020 General Election.
By Alejandro López, 3 October 2016
The success of the inner-party putsch against Pedro Sánchez underscores how the ruling class uses parties like the Socialist Party (PSOE) to impose unpopular policies.
By Marianne Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 3 October 2016
Some 2,600 police officers have been mobilised, including a special unit of the Saxony state police and the elite GSG 9 force.
By Markus Salzmann, 3 October 2016
The refugee referendum marked the high point of a vicious anti-refugee campaign waged by the Hungarian government and the entire European Union.
By Robert Stevens, 3 October 2016
The Socialist Workers Party sowed illusions in the trade unions and the Labour Party at every juncture in the junior doctors' struggle.
By Marianne Arens, 1 October 2016
The referendum is a step towards authoritarian forms of rule and lays the basis for fierce attacks on Italian workers.
By Ulrich Rippert, 30 September 2016
Following the plunge in Deutsche Bank’s share price to its lowest level since 1983, Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, has announced a major restructuring.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 30 September 2016
On Wednesday, half of the Spanish Socialist Party’s Federal Executive resigned, launching an inner-party putsch aiming to force the installation of a right-wing government.
By Dermot Quinn, 30 September 2016
The unions are winding down the dispute and paving the way for the defeat of their members’ struggle.
By Verena Nees, 30 September 2016
The young father of three was shot dead after reacting to the alleged sexual assault of his six-year-old daughter by another man.
By Marianne Arens, 30 September 2016
Roundtable talks, secret negotiations, time limit extensions—the unions are seeking to ensure nothing prevents the smooth sell-off of the retail chain.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 29 September 2016
The conference has underscored the inhumane and reactionary content of German Chancellor's Merkel’s refugee policy.
By Robert Stevens, 29 September 2016
The isolation and defeat of the doctors' struggle is the result of the collective efforts of the entire labour and trade union bureaucracy.
By Chris Marsden, 28 September 2016
British Labour leader Corbyn wants to preserve the unity of the Labour Party because he represents only a left-talking faction of the apparatus.
By Clara Weiss, 28 September 2016
The latest ban on abortions is deeply reactionary and represents an attack on the democratic and social rights of the working class.
By Johannes Stern, 27 September 2016
The Left Party has reacted to the recent Berlin state election with a sharp shift to the right.
By John Vassilopoulos, 27 September 2016
Around 60 percent of the camp was destroyed, including sleeping tents and clothing supplies.
By Paul Mitchell, 27 September 2016
The referendum went ahead despite the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court ruling it illegal.
After the Berlin state election
By Johannes Stern, 21 September 2016
German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her party’s historic low in the Berlin state election to distance herself from the so-called “welcoming culture.”
By Verena Nees, 19 September 2016
The summer music festival was held in Berlin for the seventeenth time and attracted an audience of 26,000 to the Berlin concert hall at the Gendarmenmarkt.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 17 September 2016
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi refused to attend a joint press conference after the summit and publicly attacked EU proposals on economic and refugee policy.
By Verena Nees, 17 September 2016
A candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit was barred from speaking because he intended to criticise the privatisation policy of the Left Party and the SPD.
By Barry Mason, 16 September 2016
Museums are being forced to absorb a one-third cut in public funding and the pressure of falling visitor numbers due to the economic crisis.
By Johannes Stern, 15 September 2016
Two days before Friday's post-Brexit summit in Bratislava, Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the EU faces “an existential crisis” and called for police-state build-up and war.
By Johannes Stern, 15 September 2016
The Revolutionary Internationalist Organisation and Socialist Alternative are backing a so-called red-red-green coalition, pledged to austerity and anti-immigrant policies.
By Clara Weiss, 15 September 2016
Attacks on Polish immigrants in the UK are being exploited by the Polish and British ruling class to strengthen their alliance, amid deepening divisions within the EU.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 September 2016
Die Zeit is angry that the Russian-American accord on Syria instructs the “moderate rebels” to distance themselves from Al Qaeda.
By Anthony Torres, 12 September 2016
The CGT is inciting nationalist hatred to divide the workers and disorient their opposition to the wars and social cuts of the French government, which it helped elect.
By Alejandro López, 10 September 2016
The failure to form a government is not based on deep political differences, as all the contending parties are committed to austerity, the EU and NATO.
By Marianne Arens, 10 September 2016
Two weeks after the earthquake in central Italy on August 24, it is clear that the devastation and loss of life was not due to a “natural disaster” but corruption and government indifference.
By Dietmar Henning, 10 September 2016
Working conditions in Germany have worsened significantly. Evening, night and weekend work as well as both paid and unpaid overtime are on the rise.
By Robert Stevens, 8 September 2016
The junior doctors have been isolated by both the trade unions and by the Labour Party, with a key role played by party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“Stand Up against Racism”: A right-wing alliance in support of an SPD/Left Party/Green coalition government
By Katerina Selin, 8 September 2016
A few thousand demonstrators gathered last Saturday at Adenauerplatz in Berlin to drum up support for a Social Democrat/LeftParty/Green coalition government.
State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
By Ulrich Rippert—leading candidate of the PSG for the Berlin state election, 7 September 2016
It is anger against the establishment parties, including the Left Party, and the absence of a progressive alternative that boosts the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
By Robert Stevens, 6 September 2016
By September 24, when Labour’s leader is elected, it is highly likely that well over 200,000 people will have been barred from voting for Jeremy Corbyn.
By Johannes Stern, 3 September 2016
On World Peace Day, the German Left Party invited the former Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr and chairman of the NATO military committee to a meeting in Hannover.
By Liz Smith, 3 September 2016
A recent House of Commons Select Committee report found the National Health Service to be in a state of near collapse and hinted that in the future patients might have to pay for services.
By Robert Stevens, 1 September 2016
The EU’s decision to fine Apple for failing to pay taxes has triggered a major crisis in Irish ruling circles.
By Alejandro López, 31 August 2016
All the major parties—Popular Party, Socialist Party, Citizens and the pseudo-left Podemos—are committed to upholding the payment of the debt.
By Julie Hyland, 31 August 2016
There are increasing efforts to link up the Labour Party, the Greens and the various nationalist blocs in Wales and Scotland on the basis of a pro-EU program.
By our correspondents, 31 August 2016
Berliners discuss the growing war danger and social conditions in the capital with supporters of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Christoph Vandreier, 30 August 2016
The discussions on the agreement demonstrate that transatlantic conflicts are growing.
By Liz Smith, 30 August 2016
In 2015, there were an estimated 13.2 million “debtor households” in the UK, containing 31 million people.
By Marianne Arens, 26 August 2016
Italy’s civil defence organisation and volunteers continue to dig in the hope of saving those still buried alive.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 August 2016
Far from calming tensions, the findings have added to the already “toxic atmosphere” inside the Labour Party.
By Socialist Equality Party of Germany, 25 August 2016
The “Civil Defence Concept” presented by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday proposes a range of measures to prepare the population for war.
By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 24 August 2016
Corbyn routinely proclaims that he is for a “new politics,” but this amounts to only a handful of limited measures that do nothing to challenge the stranglehold of the super-rich over society.
By Tony Robson, 24 August 2016
The Conservative government intends to enforce a revised contract—which has already caused five nationwide strikes and was overwhelmingly rejected in July—on junior doctors.
By Johannes Stern, 24 August 2016
The campaign in Germany for domestic repression and war is assuming ever more openly racist forms.
By Sven Heymanns, 24 August 2016
Germany’s new civil defence plan underscores how the issue of war has returned to daily life 75 years after the catastrophe of World War II.
By Dietmar Henning, 24 August 2016
The hard-line position of company headquarters toward suppliers is part of a massive attack on workers.
By Alex Lantier, 23 August 2016
Amid the escalating crisis unleashed by the Brexit vote, the remaining major EU powers barely succeeded in papering over the divisions between them.
By Julie Hyland, 23 August 2016
The Labour Co-op plan is being put forward as a way that the party right wing can avoid moving straight to a breakaway grouping, where they might struggle to muster any support.
By Simon Whelan, 23 August 2016
The virtual disappearance of strikes during a period when workers’ jobs, wages, and conditions have been under unparalleled attack is a damning indictment of the trade unions.
By Markus Salzmann, 23 August 2016
With some difficulty, the trade unions managed to suppress the justifiable anger over poor working conditions and inadequate pay at hospitals.
By Katerina Selin, 23 August 2016
The mainstream media has gone silent on refugees in Greece, but the suffering of these people, fleeing war and poverty, continues without interruption.
By Johannes Stern, 19 August 2016
Relations within NATO have reached new lows, four weeks after the failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The pseudo-left and identity politics: RIO solidarizes itself with “Gina-Lisa” and promotes law and order
By Johannes Stern, 19 August 2016
As opposition to social inequality and war continues to grow, pseudo-left organizations are using identity politics to advocate increased state powers.
By Dietmar Henning, 18 August 2016
Around 250 works council officials from Thyssen Krupp’s steel division met at a conference last Friday in Duisburg.
By Dennis Moore, 17 August 2016
Prior to the 43-year-old man’s death, he was attached by his wrists to a two-metre closet chain.
By Ajanta Silva, 16 August 2016
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group claims it is facing a £200 million deficit by 2021.
By Marianne Arens, 16 August 2016
The breaking off of talks between the pilots’ union and management heralds a new phase in the dispute.
By Paul Mitchell, 15 August 2016
Assange remains fearful that attempts will be made to railroad him to the United States, where a sealed Grand Jury indictment involving espionage charges is awaiting him.
By Alejandro López, 3 August 2016
The independence vote has deepened the political crisis in Spain, which has now been without a government for eight months.
By Ajanta Silva, 3 August 2016
The Weymouth bus drivers’ dispute demonstrates that whenever the union bureaucracy are forced to call industrial action, they ensure that it remains isolated.
By Marianne Arens, 26 July 2016
A growing number of pilots in Europe are compelled to accept short-term contracts, sham self-employment and insecure employment relations.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 25 July 2016
The aim of the Blairites is not merely to depose Corbyn, but to thwart the growing anti-capitalist sentiment and yearning for fundamental social change among millions of people.
By Margot Miller, 25 July 2016
The cuts will reduce from 13 to 10 the number of units in the country dealing with congenital heart disease—a condition that mainly affects children.
By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz, 25 July 2016
The massive police operation in Munich, as well as the reaction of many media outlets and politicians, showsthat the tragic event is being used to justify a new law-and-order campaign.
By Alex Lantier, 21 July 2016
Amid a deep crisis of bourgeois democracy and seething social tensions across Europe, the ruling elite aims to transition from democratic to dictatorial forms of rule.
By Nick Beams, 19 July 2016
Brown couches his comments in terms of the danger of right-wing populist forces, but his real fear is the development of a socialist movement of the working class.
By Christoph Vandreier, 19 July 2016
The aim is to exploit an emotionally charged issue to strengthen the state and scapegoat refugees.
By Paul Mitchell, 19 July 2016
The most striking feature of the London demo was the absence of trade union leaders and Labour “lefts.”
By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 19 July 2016
The EU’s unprecedented call for billions of euros in fines comes amid a major banking crisis in Italy and the Brexit crisis.
By Alex Lantier, 18 July 2016
Well before the political character of the mass killing in Nice has been clearly established, the French government is pushing for military escalation inside and outside France.
By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2016
Seizing on the murderous attack in southern France, two leading members of the German Left and Green parties demanded an intensified military intervention in Syria and Iraq.
By Ellis Wynne, 18 July 2016
Denmark has fallen from the world’s most equal society at the beginning of the millennium to number 14 in the list of European countries.