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.
By Chris Marsden, 18 July 2016
Labour was, from its birth, dedicated to the defence of capitalism against the threat of international socialism.
By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 18 July 2016
The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism.
By Julie Hyland, 16 July 2016
Jones’ criticism of the right-wing Labourites is not with their coup against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn per se, but rather its timing.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 July 2016
Syriza’s ceaseless collaboration in the implementation of brutal austerity measures has vindicated the warnings made by the WSWS even before the pseudo-left party came to power.
By Oscar Grenfell, 15 July 2016
French President Francois Hollande invoked the horrific attack to justify expansion of the “state of emergency” for another three months.
15 July 2016
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By Johannes Stern, 13 July 2016
Two years after German officials announced plans to remilitarise the country, media outlets are warning of preparations for “total war.”
By our reporter, 13 July 2016
The single track where the trains collided has no automatic braking system similar to other areas in Italy’s poorer southern regions.
By Robert Stevens, 12 July 2016
The ruthless dispatch of contender Andrea Leadsom, in order to secure the favoured candidate of the ruling elite as prime minister, is testament to the dire crisis facing the British bourgeoisie.
By Chris Marsden, 12 July 2016
The campaign to remove UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by 172 MPs pits the Parliamentary Labour Party against the vast majority of Labour Party supporters.
By Steve James, 12 July 2016
While the Brexit crisis centres on British relations with the EU, the unanticipated debacle is also threatening to destabilise relations between and within all the EU’s component countries.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 11 July 2016
Nothing is being ruled out by the Parliamentary Labour Party, including the possibility that Labour leader Corbyn will not be allowed to stand in a leadership contest.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 11 July 2016
At their latest meeting in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, EU interior ministers agreed on speedier deportation of refugees and closer cooperation with African dictatorships.
By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2016
In all probability, German arms exports will increase again this year.
By Alex Lantier, 8 July 2016
The report, which evades the role of the imperialist war in Syria in creating the Islamist networks that carried out the attacks, is awash with contradictions and evasions.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 July 2016
Despite its proponents’ left phrase-mongering, the proposed coalition would aim to secure German hegemony in Europe.
By Julie Hyland, 6 July 2016
The pound fell to a 31-year low against the dollar following news that economic growth in the UK slowed to less than 0.2 percent in the second quarter.
By Robert Stevens, 6 July 2016
Leading commentators in the financial press view the founding of a new party as a means of reversing a strategic setback for the dominant sections of British capital.
By Trevor Johnson, 6 July 2016
The inquest is into the bombings themselves and their victims, rather than the frame-up of six innocent men.
By Johannes Stern, 5 July 2016
The European Union has reacted to the outcome of the referendum on UK membership of the European Union by calling for the militarization of the continent.
By Robert Stevens, 5 July 2016
A frantic last-ditch effort is being made to force the resignation of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so as to avoid a fresh leadership contest.
By Tania Kent, 5 July 2016
The strike by National Union of Teachers members takes place amid the drive for the complete privatisation of state education.
By Nick Beams, 4 July 2016
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned of “economic post-traumatic stress” hitting financial markets, businesses and households.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 July 2016
Last week’s vote by the United Kingdom has been met by an intensified drive by Germany to exert dominance over the European continent.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 1 July 2016
The strategic interests of the ruling elite in Britain and the US—especially as regards NATO and its military provocations against Russia—require that the referendum result be rescinded.
By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2016
While officially expressing dismay over the result of the Brexit referendum, EU leaders now see it as an opportunity to turn the EU into an aggressive military power.
By Chris Marsden, 30 June 2016
The coup against Corbyn is considered vital to the ability of the British ruling class to safeguard its interests globally.
By our reporters, 30 June 2016
The purpose of those addressing the rally was to exploit the frustration and anger of young people at the referendum result and its consequences.
By James Lerner, 30 June 2016
The “Fernándezgate” recordings, which show Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz conspiring against political opponents, expose the disintegration of democratic forms of rule in Spain.
By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2016
The death toll has mounted in the second major terrorist attack on a European airport in three months.
By Dietmar Henning, 28 June 2016
IG Metall sprang to the support of management, which is exploiting the emission scandal to impose the biggest ever attacks on jobs, wages and conditions.
By Statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 27 June 2016
The only certainty in the aftermath of the Leave vote is that the assault on the working class will be intensified, as the ruling elite demand greater sacrifices in the “national interest.”
By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2016
The process of European integration begun just after World War II, intended to build political institutions that would make a new world war impossible, is unraveling.
By Robert Stevens, 23 June 2016
The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party serve to blind the working class to the dangers posed by the strengthening of the most right-wing sections of the bourgeoisie through the referendum campaign.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 June 2016
Rather than countering “Russian aggression,” the breakneck militarization of the Black Sea is rooted in the drive by the US and European powers to control the Eurasian landmass.
By Alejandro López, 18 June 2016
The latest polls confirm the historic breakdown of the two party-system that has dominated Spanish politics since the end of the fascist dictatorship.
By Barbara Slaughter, 18 June 2016
Earlier this month, 250 workers employed by First Bus Leeds voted unanimously to reject management’s paltry pay offer and begin a campaign of strike action.
By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2016
The murder of Cox has starkly revealed the fascistic character of the forces being whipped up around this week’s referendum on British membership in the EU, particularly by the Leave campaign.
By Robert Stevens, 17 June 2016
The release of polls showing a likely “leave” result in the referendum on membership in the EU has fueled a stock sell-off and prompted worried statements by central banks.
By Trevor Johnson, 15 June 2016
The UK’s security and spying agencies are being rewarded for their criminality with new and almost unlimited powers.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 June 2016
Within Germany, the Left Party is increasingly viewed as a right-wing, bourgeois party, which spouts left sounding phrases, but is no different in practice than the established parties.
By Ross Mitchell and Paul Bond, 13 June 2016
The unions in Belgium and France view a joint struggle by workers in both countries as a threat.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 June 2016
Reading the commentary in the international press concerning the referendum on a British exit from the European Union, one gets a sense of a ruling class that has lost its bearings.
By Michael Barnes, 10 June 2016
Workers have held strikes to protest the elimination of the safety-critical role of the conductor, who operates doors on the busiest routes in the UK.
By Alex Lantier, 9 June 2016
Garbage workers took strike action in several cities across France, joining rail, port and oil workers in France and rail workers in Belgium.
By Robert Stevens, 9 June 2016
Tuesday night’s TV debate between Prime Minister David Cameron and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage centred on who could more aggressively scapegoat migrants.
By Marianne Arens, 9 June 2016
Poor results for Democratic Party candidates and gains for Grillo’s Five Star Movement are clear signs of dissatisfaction with the Renzi government.
By Alan Gilman, 9 June 2016
The new attempt by the Polish government to extradite Polanski is the latest chapter in the US government’s vindictive pursuit of the filmmaker.
By Marianne Arens, 7 June 2016
Almost a decade and a half after the “Agenda 2010” reforms, more than 1.5 million children under the age of 15 rely on Hartz IV welfare.
By Chris Marsden, 7 June 2016
The struggle for a socialist Britain within a United Socialist States of Europe is a burning necessity for workers who, in every country, face the same class enemy and the same problems of austerity and war.
By Julie Hyland, 7 June 2016
The campaign makes no mention of the Cameron government’s austerity agenda that has seen millions of jobs destroyed, wages cut, welfare slashed to the bone and migrants denied entry to the UK.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 6 June 2016
Within eight days, many more than 1,200 refugees have drowned during their voyage to Europe.
By Chris Marsden, 6 June 2016
Corbyn is towing the line dictated by the dominant sections of British imperialism, which see membership of the EU as essential for securing Britain’s economic interests.
By Johannes Stern, 6 June 2016
Throughout Europe, the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris are being used as a pretext for constructing a police state, just as happened in the US following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
By Alex Lantier and V. Gnana, 6 June 2016
WSWS reporters spoke to striking rail workers and students mobilized in solidarity with their strike at railway stations across Paris.
By Johannes Stern, 4 June 2016
On Thursday, the German parliament passed a resolution describing the mass murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as “genocide.”
By our reporter, 4 June 2016
Floods claimed between 12 and 18 lives, according to initial reports, and it is feared that the death toll could climb higher.
By Steve James, 4 June 2016
RISE is led by an aspiring middle class layer of academics and commentators seeking to build their careers through the creation of a new Scottish capitalist state
By Trevor Johnson, 4 June 2016
Just under a quarter of single pensioners are living in poverty.
By Verena Nees, 3 June 2016
Sympathy from workers and young people, anger and resentment in the media—this is how Germany is reacting to the strikes in France.
By Ulrich Rippert, 3 June 2016
Regardless of the standard trite phrases about social justice, the Left Party set a political course at its party congress for participation in government at the federal level.
By Chris Marsden, 3 June 2016
Both the Remain and Leave campaigns for the June 23 referendum on UK membership of the European Union are pushing anti-migrant measures.
Ninety years since the coup of Piłsudski
NATO’s preparations for war with Russia
By Clara Weiss, 3 June 2016
This is the final part of a series reviewing the history of the Intermarium, which was developed as a bourgeois nationalist antipode to the United Socialist States of Europe as proposed by Leon Trotsky.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 2 June 2016
The number of refugee deaths over the first five months of this year, up 35 percent from 2015, has hit a new record.
By Kumaran Ira, 2 June 2016
As the trade union bureaucracy prepares to sell out an escalating strike wave, opposition to the Socialist Party’s “El Khomri” labor reform is mounting in the working class.
Ninety Years Since the Coup of Piłsudski
The Intermarium and Poland’s integration into the US war alliance against Russia
By Clara Weiss, 2 June 2016
This is the third part of a series reviewing the history of the Intermarium, which was developed as a bourgeois nationalist antipode to the United Socialist States of Europe as proposed by Leon Trotsky.
By Andre Damon, 1 June 2016
The resurgence of the class struggle is undermining the intellectual charlatanry that underpinned the ideological dominance of various forms of anti-Marxism over the past half-century.
By Ross Mitchell and Alex Lantier, 1 June 2016
Workers are mobilising across national borders in Europe against the reactionary austerity policies that the entire European Union has imposed since the 2008 crash.
Ninety years since the coup of Piłsudski
The Intermarium from 1921 to 1989
By Clara Weiss, 1 June 2016
This is the second part of a series reviewing the history of the Intermarium, the main basis of which emerged in the period leading up to World War I, as a bourgeois nationalist antipode to the United Socialist States of Europe as proposed by Leon Trotsky.
By Robert Stevens, 31 May 2016
Several leading Tory euro-sceptics made unprecedented attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron over the weekend.
By Christoph Vandreier, 31 May 2016
At the Phil.Cologne congress, the Humboldt University professor declared that “men in Germany” were helpless against refugees because they had forgotten how to fight.
By Laura Tiernan, 30 May 2016
In the deadliest week for refugees so far this year, over 700 people died trying to reach Europe from North Africa in three separate disasters.
By Alex Lantier, 30 May 2016
On the BFM-Politique show, CGT General Secretary Philippe Martinez said he was in back-channel talks with the government over its unpopular labor law.
By Alex Lantier, 28 May 2016
Hollande is manoeuvring to use the trade union bureaucracy to contain social anger among workers against his reactionary labor law reform.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 May 2016
Over the past decade and a half, the social democratic parties, working with the trade unions, have led the drive to impose austerity on the working class.
By Kumaran Ira, 26 May 2016
Police repression of anti-austerity protests in France and Belgium is enraging workers and driving broader layers of the working class into struggle.
By Francis Dubois, 26 May 2016
The far-right party can only profit from the Socialist Party’s ruthless austerity policy due to the reactionary role of the pseudo-left organisations.
By Chris Marsden, 26 May 2016
The various military officials and spy chiefs backing either side in the Brexit campaign are all committed to defending British and US imperialism, particularly in the conflict with Russia.
By Peter Schwarz, 26 May 2016
Angela Merkel traveled to Turkey last week in an attempt to shore up the deal stuck between Turkey and the EU to block refugees from entering Europe.
By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2016
The mouthpiece of the Frankfurt banks has provided a platform for former general Wolf Poulet to advocate an aggressive German war policy.
By Alex Lantier, 26 May 2016
The most powerful ally of workers struggling against pro-austerity governments in France, Belgium and Greece is the European and international working class.
By Julie Hyland, 26 May 2016
The following is a speech delivered to public meetings by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP, on the Party’s campaign for an active boycott of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union.