Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ Divisions over Europe tear through UK Conservative Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/brex-m31.html Several leading Tory euro-sceptics made unprecedented attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron over the weekend. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ebf95b2-b023-4bc0-b5cb-9f634efd083D/brex-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Right-wing German academic Jörg Baberowski demands more repression against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/babe-m31.html 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. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b175d7c-7f81-472d-abd6-abfb8ba8360H/babe-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z The Strategy of the Intermarium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/pil1-m31.html This is the first 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. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b39aed05-b8c1-470d-8a2a-d8ffa69979eH/pil1-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Over 700 refugees drown in Mediterranean shipwrecks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/30/refu-m30.html 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. Mon, 30 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99b86e5a-2341-4aa9-b019-51d7bed1a39B/refu-m30.html 2016-05-30T05:00:00Z CGT union tries to block general strike against French labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/30/cgtl-m30.html 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. Mon, 30 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ff888f9-641b-42b4-8992-60f8677df58K/cgtl-m30.html 2016-05-30T05:00:00Z Amid strikes, French President Hollande pledges to impose labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/28/fren-m28.html Hollande is manoeuvring to use the trade union bureaucracy to contain social anger among workers against his reactionary labor law reform. Sat, 28 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee4d205a-cc60-4289-94f8-a07b6cd6e37N/fren-m28.html 2016-05-28T05:00:00Z The El Khomri law in France and the Schröder-Blair Paper http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/28/khom-m28.html 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. Sat, 28 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20730ce4-b15d-4cd0-9e98-19324dc9a14J/khom-m28.html 2016-05-28T05:00:00Z Greece's Syriza government imposes harsh austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/gree-m27.html Eurogroup finance ministers have made clear they will accept no way of dealing with the Greek debt crisis other than continuing attacks on the working class. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c578a66c-5855-4e0d-9575-004c6efeacaC/gree-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Rail strike hits Belgium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/belg-m27.html Rail workers began an indefinite strike Wednesday evening in Belgium, paralysing mass transit and creating traffic jams in Brussels. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37ae830a-3033-4671-9253-d0b29139900I/belg-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Major police operation against Roma in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/roma-m27.html A hundred-strong force of the Berlin police conducted a brutal raid on Roma families protesting against their threatened deportation. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eebd8969-9e7a-424b-a561-0701fe907b7O/roma-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/wkrs-m27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/751c38f7-9a90-4302-80ce-b2c37e03ae5G/wkrs-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Strike wave against austerity spreads in France, Belgium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/fran-m26.html Police repression of anti-austerity protests in France and Belgium is enraging workers and driving broader layers of the working class into struggle. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef97591b-57b6-456b-8a7b-3db3fe4a2acE/fran-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party’s labor reform boosts far-right National Front http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/nati-m26.html 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. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3916d2ef-5d60-4a5e-b9cd-cf7436b8b2cL/nati-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Military and security figures take opposing sides in UK referendum on European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/mili-m26.html 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. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11300e40-21d3-4e0e-9e00-a3a7d73f47aG/mili-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z German chancellor boosts anti-refugee deal in visit to Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/merk-m26.html 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. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/746fbd21-30a4-4d1c-8d2c-e87d23e27d5D/merk-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung lobbies for militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/germ-m26.html The mouthpiece of the Frankfurt banks has provided a platform for former general Wolf Poulet to advocate an aggressive German war policy. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66124d24-641b-4e0e-b474-00742f26d9dG/germ-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Swedish court refuses to drop arrest warrant for Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/assa-m26.html The Stockholm Court rejected the conclusion of a United Nations working group that Assange has been arbitrarily detained in violation of international human rights conventions. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/054b14f0-0317-4a48-9d07-b0ac7c52252F/assa-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Mobilize European workers to defend French strikers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/pers-m26.html The most powerful ally of workers struggling against pro-austerity governments in France, Belgium and Greece is the European and international working class. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ada6fdad-2f03-4953-8511-4ad93f16be8M/pers-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z The Brexit referendum, socialism and the European working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/juli-m26.html 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. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bd0359b-4e58-420b-aea9-9f665640dd2C/juli-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!—Socialism versus left nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/ukmt-m26.html The Socialist Equality Party is holding a series of public meetings in cities across the UK in May and June as part of its campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce290217-8d83-4ced-aec4-ea54aa63b95H/ukmt-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z International finance capital and the strikes in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/pers-m25.html The aim of the “structural reforms” demanded by the IMF and the financial elites is the destruction of all the social gains of the European working class won in the past seven decades. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37307a55-90d4-4ba1-b5f6-8d379e2d1e0I/pers-m25.html 2016-05-25T06:00:00Z 1980 Oktoberfest bombing: German government and secret service still withholding information http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/okto-m25.html For over a year, the Secret Service has refused to publish files relating to the bombing of the Munich Oktoberfest 35 years ago. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc30c0d-f61c-4d25-908f-7b962d5750bG/okto-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Belgian prison wardens strike met with government repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/pris-m25.html The government plans to shrink the public sector by 20 percent, with pay and staffing being cut by 10 percent by 2020 overall. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc120517-d12b-489b-8bc8-7f6d3fb3f3fN/pris-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Julian Assange challenges anti-democratic “no platform” campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/assa-m24.html The Sheffield meeting was a victory over efforts to silence Assange and close down debate on fundamental issues surrounding the escalation of militarism and war. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d99f6ad5-5229-49df-814a-a0afd613411H/assa-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z The capitalist crisis and the defense of democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/pers-m23.html Underlying the global breakdown of democratic institutions is the world economic crisis, the growth of militarism and war, and, above all, the intensification of the class struggle. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a37de6df-0485-42b3-b0f8-03cdb41ecd4E/pers-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Close race in Austrian presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/aust-m23.html After the casting of 4.4 million votes, the two candidates are separated by only 3,000, according to projected results. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93e9a6e9-9b96-45fc-b7e5-e89c366a815L/aust-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Oil workers mobilise against French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/stri-m23.html The Socialist Party is sending riot police to break up refinery strikes as they cause fuel shortages across France. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bea98616-3b86-4be4-bce1-c0c3ca6ca12K/stri-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z George Galloway backs “Left Leave” and urges alliance with UK Independence Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/gall-m23.html ”Left Leave” is a mechanism for transmitting the most degraded and right-wing nationalist sentiments into the working class. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1480c8d1-866e-4da8-84a0-5dd06d338b1A/gall-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung demands military deterrence against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/nato-m23.html In the lead-up to the NATO summit in Poland in early July the professional warmongers in the German media are intensifying calls for a military build-up in Eastern Europe. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49dce65d-17c7-46cf-ad4a-e79040667daD/nato-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/wkrs-m20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98a564da-405d-4656-990c-0ea48af5094F/wkrs-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z French government backs neo-fascist protest against opposition to labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/psfn-m19.html Wednesday’s protest, organised by a police union close to the neo-fascist National Front, was aimed at intimidating broad popular opposition to the Socialist Party's labor reform. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60a6b06a-9506-43a3-a265-4b277c232f4L/psfn-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z NATO rearmament in Eastern Europe increases danger of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/nato-m19.html In the run-up to its July summit in Warsaw, NATO is building up its capabilities in Eastern Europe, heightening the danger of a nuclear conflict with Russia. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f1c0cac-6563-4696-8662-6c75411f80eC/nato-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z Queen’s Speech 2016: UK Conservatives continue agenda of austerity and repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/quee-m19.html The government’s legislative programme for the next year includes new powers for the state under the guise of tackling “extremism” and the abolition of the Human Rights Act. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43d5f235-9778-4a00-a44f-4bdeb696e5aK/quee-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z UK: Manchester United ground evacuated in false terror scare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/manc-m17.html No explanation has yet been provided by Manchester United, the police or the company that left a dummy explosive device in a football stadium, of Sunday’s extraordinary events. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1135470a-fe09-4ee1-a353-a27f1758e15G/manc-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Ireland’s Fine Gael forms minority government after pact with Fianna Fail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/irel-m16.html After weeks of negotiations, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has been elected prime minister. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24a4f329-3996-410f-8e19-972687b200cO/irel-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Wage deal in Germany: IG Metall agrees to end industry-wide contracts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/wage-m16.html Industry heads are enthusiastic about the deal that allows individual corporations to be released from wage contracts when profits are lower than desired. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e178fe2b-02a8-4c44-ab18-4e3325c8fc9L/wage-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/wkrs-m13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fde0515c-e200-49ee-a334-3e20fb81164C/wkrs-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Protests erupt in France against regressive labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/fran-m12.html Protesters clashed violently with police and sacked the headquarters of the ruling Socialist Party in several cities across France. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/146623de-f6eb-42a6-9d24-6d1065b16c1F/fran-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z How #UpAllNight seeks to block opposition to French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/upal-m12.html Occupations of public squares led by activists closely tied to the trade unions and the petty-bourgeois left are a dead end for working class opposition to austerity. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaab1e9c-9390-421c-9ec4-d0b48d8bcb1B/upal-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Volkswagen board pockets €63 million in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/volk-m10.html Despite the exhaust emissions scandal and record losses, the nine members of the VW Executive Board were paid €10 million more in 2015 than the previous year. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccaddda5-5731-4c33-92b7-d9d9a50fe61H/volk-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z The Berlin Senate’s inhuman deportation policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/berl-m10.html Refugees in Germany are being crammed into inhumane camps, bullied and brutally deported. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/945d3278-69a3-41f0-b0af-4b2a3983690J/berl-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z US intelligence agencies expand electronic surveillance worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/nsac-m06.html Congress is reviewing statutory changes to a little known “Rule 41” that will allow the FBI and other security agencies to hack and spy on computers and networks anywhere in the world, based on a single, non-specific warrant. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54d22a1f-d3f4-4a27-9097-dcb0aea4bf5N/nsac-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Labour “anti-Semitism” witch-hunt dominates media in run-up to UK polls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/labo-m06.html During Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament Wednesday, David Cameron reiterated the charge that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a supporter of terrorism. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d525caf-0d7d-41e4-9cd5-0fbf89ed305H/labo-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/wkrs-m06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1c7087e-4e73-4228-9c87-53eb67c7852N/wkrs-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z US change of command in Europe signals escalation of anti-Russia threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/nato-m05.html NATO’s planned escalation of its presence on Russia’s western flank has led Moscow to prepare deployment of three new divisions. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/071da116-fad1-4064-bd5c-faecdcf76f1A/nato-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Oppose the witch-hunt of Ken Livingstone! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/pers-m02.html Ken Livingstone, accused of anti-Semitism, is the target of a smear campaign aimed at discrediting all criticism of Israel and shifting the Labour Party still further to the right. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8384d6-aff3-4a17-b1ec-cd6a4255a54D/pers-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Volkswagen works council and IG Metall back executive bonuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/vw-m02.html While thousands of workers are losing their jobs due to the emission scandal, top executives are reaping huge bonuses. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7975d816-7db1-40c9-b350-db74bec3b59N/vw-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Workers and youth in Amiens speak out against French labour reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/amie-a29.html A WSWS team spoke to protesting youth who unanimously criticised the strategy of the trade and student unions as insufficient to struggle against the labour reform. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7856e622-71d9-41a9-9968-9c5070c71aaC/amie-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z German public sector union holds “warning strikes” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/verd-a29.html Selective strikes are taking place in the public sector across Germany this week, but the Verdi union is determined to impose attacks on wages and work conditions. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8599ee64-16b1-49c4-9f8d-3c6f160b50cG/verd-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z IYSSE meetings in Germany oppose militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/iyss-a29.html The IYSSE held public meetings in Bochum, Frankfurt and Berlin to discuss the return of German militarism and the danger of a third world war. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/556684a4-8fea-4811-86e3-7091c9f751bO/iyss-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/euro-a29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9899fcfb-d30e-4017-b3e3-74ef2fe6f87G/euro-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z In run-up to labour law protest, French rail workers stage one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/brus-a28.html The trade unions, seeking to block the entry of workers into struggle against the labour law reform, organised no meetings or protests on the strike day. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af6a2e32-efba-4db3-8406-12a2bf78891N/brus-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Vast increase in “zero-hours” labor contracts in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/zero-a28.html Under zero-hours contracts, workers must be ready to work whenever required. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4233c98-2b0d-4d13-a5d5-40be398799dE/zero-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Hillsborough inquest: Ninety-six UK football supporters unlawfully killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/hill-a28.html The verdict in the longest jury case in British legal history vindicates the campaign by the families and supporters of the 96 Liverpool Football Club fans killed 27 years ago. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a441233-7d41-49d3-87cd-0bc2bcb947bO/hill-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z The Hillsborough disaster as it unfolded http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/time-a28.html The death of 96 Liverpool football supporters on April 15, 1989 was followed by a 27-year cover-up. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f46f0c8c-4a96-461a-8550-8cc2622e6f3B/time-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Public support for UK junior doctors strike grows as government insists they must be “defeated” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/docs-a27.html The strike by 45,000 junior doctors in England is the first stoppage in the history of the National Health Service to be held without emergency care being provided. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d596715-8245-482a-b43b-b0b4a718328G/docs-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Poland’s Patriot Act: PiS government proposes new anti-terrorism law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/pola-a27.html Cynically utilising the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Polish government is hastily introducing its own version of the USA Patriot Act. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/474152b0-b811-4d8f-916e-0d3b3192c3eE/pola-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z More than 50,000 junior doctors begin two-day strike in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/docs-a26.html Junior doctors have refused to back down in the face of government threats, but the danger is their isolation at the hands of the health unions and the Labour Party. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ffe8c37-c2d0-43f2-a774-05aeff41628I/docs-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Berlin college rector protests police intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/raid-a26.html On April 2, around 30 police stormed into Alice-Salomon College, forced all students and tutors present into the main auditorium, blocked all exits and collected personal information. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83ff9c39-5553-4d2c-bae2-a627c4c8054A/raid-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z UK Chancellor touts Treasury analysis to promote European Union membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/brit-a22.html The claim by Chancellor George Osborne that the European Union will guarantee prosperity for British families is absurd. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b8c7da2-97ca-47c4-87d8-30a4f41edb7L/brit-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z German government backs draconian refugee “integration” law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/germ-a22.html The planned legislation does nothing to help refugees, but is instead an attack on basic democratic rights. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7a67f5a-d265-4fbb-9757-81c31d6fbdbL/germ-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Podemos pleads with Socialist Party to form a government in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/spai-a22.html If a power-sharing agreement is not reached by May 2, new elections will be held on June 26. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3709867-9dfa-4ff0-9844-3b923b8178dE/spai-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Divisions grow over European Central Bank policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/ecbm-a22.html German criticism of the ECB’s negative interest rate regime is not the result of differences over monetary policy philosophy but is rooted in the political economy of German capitalism. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23061951-4de1-4b0b-ad86-8abaf59a3e0J/ecbm-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/euro-a22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc7bae63-7c18-4fb4-b293-6d75c6f25bfJ/euro-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Steel producers summit threatens stepped-up trade war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/stee-a20.html The focus of the Brussels summit on the global steel crisis was “promoting structural adjustment” through job losses, deregulation and trade war measures against China. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8b43373-1656-44c6-bca6-89e86d371ddK/stee-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean: An imperialist crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/pers-a20.html Thousands of deaths by drowning are accepted, if not welcomed, as collateral damage required by the campaign to keep desperate refugees out of Europe. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72b2ea5f-e912-456d-b40a-2f6e9ba35a2O/pers-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Hundreds feared dead as another refugee boat sinks in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/refu-a19.html According to reports, hundreds more refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on the first anniversary of the worst refugee boat disaster to date. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f18a166-2187-4f17-94f8-7cb488abf06M/refu-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Hollande sheds crocodile tears over refugees in Lebanon visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/leba-a19.html French President François Hollande began his four-day trip to the Middle East, visiting Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, to boost economic and military ties amidst escalating war. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/785d9811-3d46-496b-a7dc-cc563eb533aM/leba-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Belgian police arrest six suspects in March 22 Brussels attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/brus-a19.html Mohamed Abrini’s accomplices were all known to intelligence services, as were their aliases and their movements, but they were not arrested. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f9304f9-409f-46e9-a601-71c09261b1eP/brus-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Rail unions declare support for UK exit from the EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/leav-a19.html The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union and the train drivers union ASLEF claim EU membership is “bad for Britain in general and bad for the railway in particular.” Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ace1201-4d6c-4b1b-ae04-bc7ee44a912H/leav-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z US-Russia tensions flare in Baltic Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/usru-a18.html Washington’s aggressive military build-up throughout Eastern Europe, in close collaboration with its NATO allies, has brought the entire region to the brink of war between nuclear powers. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfff6880-bbcf-4fd8-9597-7690a16e2b4O/usru-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z VW hands out massive bonuses to company executives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/volk-a18.html The granting of bonuses to executives at VW illustrates how management is reacting to the exhaust emissions scandal, which has resulted in losses and potential fines. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee206396-9ccc-41f1-a8eb-ff97032959eE/volk-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z People’s Assembly demonstration promotes Corbyn’s anti-austerity fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/peop-a18.html Large numbers of junior doctors currently involved in industrial action took part in the protest, which also included student nurses and steelworkers. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06758280-f792-46c8-b5ad-2bdf692a0c8A/peop-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z The political significance of the campaign for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/pers-a18.html The SEP urges a rejection of both the defenders of the European Union and the advocates of a British exit from the EU in the official Remain and Leave campaigns. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/615b43d6-fe17-4291-a972-a0c50e44a94I/pers-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z UK Brexit referendum campaigns officially begin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/brex-a16.html The referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union is taking place under conditions of a deepening crisis for the Conservative government of David Cameron. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1c601cf-2c6c-4831-9754-547446de4cfB/brex-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Conflicts over European financial policy point to coming attacks on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/euro-a16.html Criticisms by German officials of easy-money policies at the European Central Bank were bitterly denounced by British, French, and US media and politicians. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c74bee30-b5b2-48aa-9617-699483dd9c0G/euro-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z German Chancellor Merkel gives green light for prosecution of satirist Jan Böhmermann http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/sati-a16.html The prosecution of Böhmermann for his denunciations of the Turkish president sets a precedent for censorship and political repression in Germany. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1022cf65-10ef-4ec7-87a4-66638f335cfE/sati-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Labour’s Corbyn pledges to lead pro-EU referendum campaign in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/corb-a15.html The intervention by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in favour of Britain remaining in the EU is vital for the ruling elite amid growing popular hatred of the Cameron government. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12f7adb8-7d70-4c53-a7a4-39fb9e790f9N/corb-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Belgian air traffic controllers launch wildcat strike at Brussels airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/cont-a14.html The working class throughout Belgium and Europe must come to the defense of the striking air traffic controllers, who have taken a courageous stand against attacks on retirement. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a142f9-686e-4f77-8f54-41a2ff1c2f0D/cont-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z German undercover agent employed National Socialist Underground terrorists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/nsu-a14.html A construction company belonging to an undercover government agent employed the National Socialist Underground terrorist Uwe Mundlos after his disappearance. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53e4684e-a5a5-4591-b9ce-8b990bddbb8C/nsu-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Steel day of action: IG Metall, employers and German government demand trade war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/stee-a13.html The German metalworkers union IG Metall organised the rallies as a backdrop for management and government representatives to demand protective tariffs and trade war measures against China. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e57b6ace-76a5-4218-928a-b7186a9790dG/stee-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z UK: Unions work with asset stripper to impose cuts at Tata Steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/tata-a13.html Plants will be taken over only on condition that wages, conditions and pension rights are decimated. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/142e9db1-9d1c-42b5-8f22-0693460bd07C/tata-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z International Monetary Fund discussed forcing Greek debt default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/gree-a12.html A leaked teleconference transcript published by WikiLeaks exposed differences between the European Union and IMF on how to enforce a third austerity package. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03811216-935d-452a-ab53-c3de7e34d3dK/gree-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z French police attack demonstrators protesting anti-worker labor law reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/fran-a11.html The decision of the trade unions and their political allies not to call workers on strike alongside protesting students left the PS government free to assault the demonstrators. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e52c2142-5172-4010-8c68-285fd4d9f9eG/fran-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Macedonian police use tear gas and rubber bullets against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/refu-a11.html Greece and the Balkan states stepped up police violence and repression in the wake of the EU’s deal to deport refugees en masse to Turkey. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d4fa0d1-d459-4f2f-a8ba-ecc47f0203eP/refu-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z UK White Paper paves way for the destruction of public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/acad-a11.html The Conservative Cameron government is demanding that all schools are converted into academies, which are state funded but privately run, by 2022. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdf818bd-ff82-4ea4-b78a-13f381b83edA/acad-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors speak out during latest strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/ints-a08.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to junior doctors on picket lines around the country. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56d6c27f-cb6d-4af7-b418-1e58364519bK/ints-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Panama Papers revelation triggers political crises around the globe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/pana-a07.html As pressure builds on Britain’s Conservative government over the tax arrangements of Prime Minister David Cameron, it is becoming clear that the Panama Papers are merely the tip of the iceberg. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc0e9e54-d660-41c9-afea-77c80c1942eI/pana-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Tax avoidance scandal wracks Iceland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/pan2-a07.html Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson announced his resignation Tuesday, before subsequently declaring that he had merely stepped aside temporarily. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/794b43b7-fb7a-4ea1-b3a2-e851509e969F/pan2-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Junior doctors face political fight to save National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/doct-a07.html Junior doctors have demanded more effective action after Health Secretary Hunt announced he would impose a new contract by August 1. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d399805-a0e3-4a3a-91c8-f96759f443fO/doct-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Hundreds arrested as French police assault student protests against labour reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/fran-a06.html Police are trying to intimidate youth in the run-up to the next major protest by workers and students, on April 9, amid rising anger with austerity and the state of emergency. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c75c9c4-c2df-41bf-ada8-13515425dd7H/fran-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Youth and workers in Marseille speak out against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/mars-a06.html WSWS reporters in Marseille discussed with youth and workers who mobilised yesterday against the El Khomri law. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45f1b7ad-2739-4179-ad9b-15b51076410K/mars-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z After four days of fighting, Azerbaijan, Armenia call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/azer-a06.html Doubts persist over how long the ceasefire will last, as the Caucasus and the Middle East have been put on edge by escalating imperialist wars and economic crisis. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f90db83-5074-4b60-be90-5709dec41dcG/azer-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza: Full partner in historic crime against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/pers-a05.html The police-state measures and summary deportations employed by the Syriza government against refugees are of a piece with its relentless attacks on the Greek working class. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faf673dd-b466-4dfb-9723-336940c672eK/pers-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Syriza and European Union begin mass deportations from Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/refu-a05.html The brutal actions against refugees and the militarisation of Europe are directly linked to the intensification of the attacks on the working class in Greece and throughout the continent. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431e3e8c-1cc3-41f1-a592-e71e7538d33I/refu-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z