Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ US-backed regime drops deadline against east Ukraine protesters, but threat of war remains http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/ukra-a12.html The dangers of a civil war and a US-provoked war with Russia still hang over the people of Ukraine, despite the Western-backed regime in Kiev backing away from a 48-hour deadline for a violent crackdown on protesters in eastern Ukraine. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d886e804-1c0f-4d5f-a17c-2bf012cb803N/ukra-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z UK campaigners against police killings hold demonstration and rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/alde-a12.html The protest reflected growing anger at police brutality and impunity. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba5dbb52-c691-4751-8825-55811612076N/alde-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Civil war looms as pro-US regime threatens massacre of east Ukraine protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/ukra-a11.html Plans for a bloody crackdown by the US-backed regime in Kiev threaten to plunge Ukraine into a civil war that could draw in Russia and the NATO powers. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eae4e7c-e3f4-42f5-85da-b512a2739caP/ukra-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z German government planning major military build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/germ-a11.html The German government is using the mounting conflict between NATO and Russia to massively rearm the army. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89049fbc-6437-4b63-afc7-9f16be2eaa8I/germ-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z On eve of Merkel visit, massive anti-austerity strike in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/gree-a10.html The strike call was widely observed, but few workers attended rallies called by the two main union confederations, which have helped implement deep social cuts. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44dc8c3a-e15a-421c-9ed8-979e354b029B/gree-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Imperialist hypocrisy and lies on eastern Ukraine protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/pers-a10.html US allegations that protests in eastern Ukraine are a Russian conspiracy are intended to justify a bloody crackdown and new escalation of the Ukraine crisis. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb93c1be-4155-4be3-8c38-bd88397d7c6P/pers-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Ukrainian regime announces utility price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/ukra-a10.html Over the course of four years, Ukraine’s Western-backed, ultra-right government plans to implement a 120 percent increase in the cost of natural gas for households. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0271ac7-2392-4312-a547-355517cf614D/ukra-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z German Left Party MPs vote for military deployments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/left-a10.html The April 9 vote by Left Party members for military intervention marks a further shift to the right by the party. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c97cc076-2fc3-4270-8504-c635fae883bK/left-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z German secret service paid undercover agent “Hitler’s birthday” premium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/germ-a10.html In recent weeks, there have been a series of revelations about the German secret service’s systematic build-up of neo-Nazi elements in the 1990s. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f62f674a-41c9-4fd2-b0fb-af2a36bd13fO/germ-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z France’s new government: A political turning point for Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/pers-a05.html The appointment of Manuel Valls as France’s prime minister on a pro-austerity, law-and-order platform exemplifies the rightward shift in European politics. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e233eb8-df87-4d5c-98ff-b4376f4a020O/pers-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z EU and Ukrainian regime seek to discipline fascist Right Sector http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/ukra-a05.html Since the February putsch in Kiev, ties between the supposedly “democratic” regime installed by Washington and its fascist allies have become increasingly tense. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c68a04ba-21c6-4f0a-97d0-73c3695a295C/ukra-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Slovakian presidential election won by non-aligned millionaire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/slov-a05.html The bankruptcy of all the established parties has provided fertile ground for the rapid political rise of the millionaire Andrej Kiska. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7e4c9dd-cd8c-48d6-8904-832f239c8ebN/slov-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z The rightward gallop of the Bosnian pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/bosn-a05.html The pseudo-left in Bosnia treat major historical issues with contempt and associate with forces with longstanding counterrevolutionary records. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67f0ca30-a0e6-406f-b31c-5df6b351f82P/bosn-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z French government vows deep attacks on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/fran-a03.html Socialist Party officials called for shock therapy against the working class as ministers of the new cabinet of Prime Minister Manuel Valls were named. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68811466-c07e-4842-83fd-2c7f00bd921I/fran-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Eastern European states demand stronger action against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/east-a02.html Eastern European governments have fully supported the right-wing US and EU-led coup in Ukraine and are now demanding intensified military action against Russia. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19bf3dc9-082a-4af0-9a5f-cc73edc1cbcP/east-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Spokane, Washington police kill man as he surrenders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/spok-m31.html Police officers in Spokane, Washington shot and killed a man Wednesday as he was walking out of his house in compliance with their orders. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ab81174-fe41-47c6-aca8-69ae3affaa4H/spok-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z UK National Union of Teachers stage one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/teac-m29.html The strike forced 3,000 schools—12 percent of the total number of schools—to shut their doors completely. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/581b16c5-3edd-4909-a335-917674e9de4K/teac-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/wkrs-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ba6a68-cc79-4162-8a75-8cace34817eB/wkrs-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z What accounts for the electoral victories of France’s neo-fascist National Front? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/pers-m25.html The National Front can appeal to social discontent only because pseudo-left groups such as the New Anti-capitalist Party block all expression of working class opposition to the austerity policies of the Socialist Party government. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4106b92b-b567-4321-8b9b-dbca9f06333N/pers-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Spain: One million march in Madrid against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/madr-m24.html A mass demonstration on Saturday in the Spanish capital Madrid protested growing austerity, evictions, unemployment and poverty. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e78941da-8887-4c1c-b394-08c8405fe30A/madr-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Germany: 24-hour warning strikes in public sector http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/germ-a24.html A 24-hour strike on Wednesday saw public sector workers down tools throughout large parts of the state of Hesse. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beca8d44-139e-4b0c-9bf6-32bf6aa4094D/germ-a24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/wkrs-m21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a95814-e807-4884-ae10-b3084fdc3a7A/wkrs-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z March 18 protest against social cuts in France: A political dead end http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/fran-m19.html Workers see one-day protests called by unions that are negotiating austerity policies as a political charade. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7df87dd7-8122-4e8b-9435-ea9ef5c53e3M/fran-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Polls predict victory for right-wing Fidesz in Hungarian elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/hung-m19.html Despite catastrophic social conditions, polls anticipate that right-wing Prime Minister Victor Orban will emerge victorious in parliamentary elections on April 6. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54ff2632-a9bb-44d8-b6a6-af4c5060416C/hung-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z US, EU threaten retaliation as Crimea votes to join Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/ukra-m17.html US and EU officials pushed for sanctions and military escalation against Russia after Crimea rejected the Western-backed, far-right regime in Kiev and voted to join Russia. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aab0053-415d-490a-9675-e3081016a5cE/ukra-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Alex Callinicos: An imperialist apologist writes on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/call-m14.html Callinicos happily forgets what he wrote in 2008 because he is intent on defending the putsch carried out by Washington in Kiev and insisting that Russia is the imperialist aggressor. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cb39d3a-0fbc-4acc-bb23-4c3b55d63a1C/call-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/wkrs-m14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/795ed82a-3c8b-4866-88cb-7ed76964d90K/wkrs-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Obama issues new threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/ukra-m13.html The US has effectively taken operational control of the military activities of Ukraine’s neighbours. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f32c8574-e805-4695-8949-6642fcb2113K/ukra-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Greek students face prosecution for protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/gree-m13.html Students in Greece protesting for the right to an education are facing prosecution and possible imprisonment. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/272013ed-a621-4433-bacb-a7e28ae0511F/gree-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Spanish government abolishes prosecutions under universal jurisdiction laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/spai-m13.html As the result of a new Spanish law, dozens of investigations will be dropped into crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide and torture. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bad9c5d-02dd-4d3c-a367-088607d3456J/spai-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Mehring Books and SEP (Germany) hold two meetings at Leipzig Book Fair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/leip-m13.html On March 15, Mehring Books will showcase Leon Trotsky’s work, <em>Europe at War</em>. Mehring Books and the German SEP are also sponsoring a second meeting on the relevance of Trotsky’s work to the danger of war and the crisis in Ukraine. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26d2e950-9bbb-407d-97b2-3f89b13ba74I/leip-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Kiev to build new army, impose austerity as civil war threatens Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/ukra-m12.html With Ukraine facing the likely secession of Crimea, the far-right regime in Kiev is moving to slash social spending and build a new army. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92d0af3e-11ab-4bac-9b2d-14c37af79d4G/ukra-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z What the European Union said in 2012 about its current fascist allies in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/eupa-m12.html The EU’s 2012 resolution condemning Ukrainian fascism refutes media claims that fascism plays only a minor role in the new pro-Western regime in Kiev. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b324ced-4511-4caf-970b-877b237847fE/eupa-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z French unions sign Socialist Party’s “Responsibility Pact” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/fran-m12.html France’s unions are collaborating with President Hollande on the implementation of an austerity program that intensifies attacks on workers’ living standards. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86cd02e3-90b7-4a73-a675-d21fa71e891K/fran-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z German trade union advises workers to invest redundancy money with Thyssen Krupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/unio-m12.html IG Metall and the works council at Thyssen Krupp have suggested unemployed rail manufacturing workers hand their redundancy payments to the company to obtain another job. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b34f3db8-305f-48e5-af2c-df843514abeM/unio-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z US, Europe step up pressure as Ukrainian crisis intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/ukra-m08.html A Russian foreign ministry statement condemned the US and EU sanctions as “extremely unconstructive” and warned “they will not remain unanswered.” Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc808c5d-731d-4708-9313-9b75a1eb949H/ukra-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Irish government preparing army to break strike by airport workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/irel-m05.html The plan to involve the military marks an intensification of the assault on any section of Irish workers seeking to defend their jobs and living conditions. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29d4e6a0-9ff6-4e44-a4b9-b365d0d9a06J/irel-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z US steps up pressure on Russia amid growing risk of war over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/ukra-m04.html The world is being brought face to face with the disastrous consequences of the dissolution of the USSR, which has left the region vulnerable to imperialist intrigue, provocations and the rise of far-right forces functioning as tools of imperialism. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/290e180e-30c7-4a7e-8f9e-f09ba2012e6O/ukra-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z US media escalates propaganda offensive on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/pers-m04.html In the wake of the right-wing coup in Ukraine organized by the United States and the European powers, the American media is unleashing a torrent of lies and propaganda. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9b27bfa-d76a-4796-b088-da3c0699da4N/pers-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Canada supports Ukraine coup, threats to Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/ukca-m04.html Canada’s Conservative government is issuing bellicose threats against Russia in unison with the Obama administration. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb93b946-290d-4918-bdd1-f8660a96962H/ukca-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Rome at risk of Detroit-style bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/ital-m04.html Italy’s new premier, Matteo Renzi, has approved a decree that prepares the framework for an unprecedented assault on public workers and services as well as the selloff of cultural assets. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c10045fb-1fff-4e71-a86f-a3bd801165eC/ital-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Germany’s Angela Merkel feted by the UK to little effect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/merk-m04.html The German chancellor allotted just six hours to her visit, stopping off on the way back to Berlin from Israel, where she had spent two days with her entire cabinet. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4c91477-9784-4c4c-98e0-bd884c39525I/merk-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z UK: Families of Hillsborough disaster victims placed under police surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/hill-m04.html Hillsborough family campaigners strongly believed their phone calls were being monitored in the aftermath of the football stadium disaster. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a733220-9eb9-44c5-8626-75fa454f355O/hill-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z NSA listens in on the German chancellor’s contacts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/nsas-m01.html After President Obama’s promise not to listen in on Angela Merkel’s phone calls, the NSA has stepped up its operations against everybody she speaks to. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/165c722d-4b24-4587-ab68-a73bef2f381K/nsas-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/wkrs-f28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3f6b355-6f86-4d03-9fb6-0744954ae8dK/wkrs-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z After pro-EU putsch in Ukraine, Russia puts military on alert http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/ukra-f27.html Moscow carried out large-scale military exercises yesterday amid rising tensions over the Crimea with the Western-backed, far-right regime in Kiev. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb97bb49-5b69-4292-b5db-62fd1508f6eP/ukra-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z The geopolitical dimensions of the coup in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/geop-f27.html What is at stake in the Ukraine is an international struggle for power and influence that stretches back a quarter of a century. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc551512-e430-45fb-8dea-4cad6f526afK/geop-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z US seeks to hijack Bosnia protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/bosn-f27.html Washington has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the intransigence of local politicians and the EU’s failure to resolve the quagmire. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7524ad79-9b0c-40a3-9fa6-de3e5e479afL/bosn-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Czech government embarks on more austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/czec-f27.html The new Czech government is committed to a political course that is aligned to the European Union but abhorred by the population. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e4316ec-c93a-4f0a-b75f-978ecb74704N/czec-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Communication Workers Union becomes official tool of management at Royal Mail in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/post-f26.html In return for seats at the top table the CWU are seeking to impose the terms of the agreement made as part of privatisation. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08065dff-5799-4795-9792-b707e2d30a4M/post-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Child pornography scandal rocks Germany’s grand coalition government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/germ-f22.html The scandal surrounding German deputy Sebastian Edathy is linked to his previous criticism of German intelligence agencies. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a82d5d0-2401-4e43-b504-2012046098aN/germ-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z UK teachers union refuses to back one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/teac-f21.html The aim of the NUT in calling for a day’s strike is not to fight for the interests of its members but to secure a place at the negotiating table. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66a62e4b-d992-4166-95e7-fc5dd3f3c00H/teac-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Irish airport workers latest to strike over pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/irel-f21.html The Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme is in deficit by around €780 million, and trustees are seeking to offload the funding crisis onto the workers. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46479284-8be3-41e1-b789-12597b6e9e8G/irel-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/wkrs-f21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fa380a1-2490-4b23-af55-5d385d6d4e4J/wkrs-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z UK ruling against David Miranda escalates assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/mira-f20.html The High Court judgement against David Miranda gives legal sanction to the police state apparatus built up by successive British governments on the pretext of the “war on terror.” Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a158d6-aab9-4f4b-aecb-a6a6bfc8604C/mira-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Berlin and Washington foment civil war in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/pers-f20.html Political leaders in Washington, Berlin and Brussels are prepared to split Ukraine, drive the country into civil war and risk a conflagration in the entire region to achieve their geopolitical goals. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7512e4d-2973-4e7e-b9fe-77cfb5d531bK/pers-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden elected Rector of Glasgow University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/snow-f20.html By electing Snowden as Rector, students showed their opposition to attacks on democratic rights by the NSA and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfd63a31-e85d-4aad-994e-b68bce2420cO/snow-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z US, European Union threaten sanctions against Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/ukra-f20.html Amid warnings of a “coup” and “civil war,” Washington and the EU threatened sanctions against Ukrainian officials as part of the escalating Western campaign for regime change. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f11dc753-5b11-4b4a-a9ba-e693c947044P/ukra-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Political agendas at this year’s Berlinale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/bff1-f20.html A notable feature of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival was the manner in which certain leading figures in the film word openly promoted their retrograde political agendas. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a8d76db-0ad8-4d98-ae3d-4f09efd946fA/bff1-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z German Left Party defends the European Union at party conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/left-f19.html At its party conference on Europe held in Hamburg, the Left Party signaled its readiness to defend the European Union against growing popular opposition. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64c03e2f-f5ea-49ff-8205-10b04d52426D/left-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Hundreds of thousands evicted in Spain since 2008 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/evic-f19.html Evictions have provoked widespread protests in defence of those unable to pay their rents or caught in the mortgage trap. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88b57c93-b020-43ff-a7e4-0d2891ec6e6I/evic-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Gautier-Sauvagnac affair reveals employer payoffs to French unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/gaut-f19.html French employers’ leader Denis Gautier-Sauvagnac was sentenced to a year in prison for illegally funding the unions. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c2ea65f-cd5c-4235-a633-28d52e47174F/gaut-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z British government attempts to stamp out student protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/stud-f14.html Students protesting against the attacks on education have been met with police assaults, arrests and suspension. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09bff901-fe8c-433c-b347-de86a3aed87K/stud-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z National schools inspectorate to be overhauled by UK government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/ofst-f14.html A brutal inspection regime has been used by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition to force schools to become academies as a step towards privatisation. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79cb60ef-3fca-494a-a366-d83fc74c67cO/ofst-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Calls for expanded European Union intervention in Bosnia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/bosn-f14.html Protests over the last week in Bosnia and Herzegovina have led to the resignation of four cantonal government heads and various other officials. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa05853f-bdb8-44d4-bb8b-9cd34587014B/bosn-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Hungarian government exploits Holocaust Memorial Year to revise history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/hung-f14.html The Hungarian government is collaborating with extreme right-wing forces to rehabilitate the pro-Hitler regime of Miklos Horthy. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28a01780-b766-449d-a32a-c73590c48f7E/hung-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Water privatization in England: 25 years on http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/watr-f14.html The history of the privatization of the water system in Britain 25 years ago exposes the claims that “free enterprise” can improve the functioning of a publicly owned and operated water system. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/505c21e8-cf2f-4ee9-ac79-f68a02757e6J/watr-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/wkrs-f14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7854d994-28a2-4ba9-ae03-ff717e906cdF/wkrs-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z How the German Left Party defends the European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/13/left-f13.html Although popular opposition to the European Union is widespread and growing, the Left Party is eager to portray itself as a loyal defender of the EU. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47f92231-2506-4ca6-822b-7acac39f606F/left-f13.html 2014-02-13T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party European election campaign finds support in German state of North Rhine-Westphalia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/13/psge-f13.html In recent weeks, some 900 registered voters have signed up to support the participation of the German Trotskyists in the European elections. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac8a51dd-27ef-4876-a422-8b48b8e7e2cD/psge-f13.html 2014-02-13T05:00:00Z Initiative to restrict immigration passed in Swiss referendum vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/swis-f11.html The initiative commits the government to renegotiate the agreement on freedom of movement with the EU within three years. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf1faee0-89a3-4633-ba55-9e8c5b8b7a0A/swis-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z French automaker PSA plans to slash jobs at Poissy, shift production to Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/psap-f11.html PSA is intensifying the exploitation of its work force, relying on speedup and job cuts in Europe while preparing a major production shift towards Asia. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fec9de84-1d4c-493d-80bc-c755be0869cB/psap-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Workers ignore token union protest against French Socialist Party’s cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/cgtp-f11.html The unions denounce opposition to social cuts from the left as aiding fascism, even as they negotiate austerity measures with the Socialist Party government. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d01d066-94b6-4b91-8c5b-7a30eb98f2bJ/cgtp-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Support the London Underground strikers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/tube-f11.html All those workers who have seen their jobs and living standards decimated must come to the defence of the London Underground workers. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e31a1646-a645-46dc-8d1c-5c26a6e8918D/tube-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z The return of German militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/06/pers-f06.html Barely 70 years after the collapse of the Third Reich and 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German imperialism is once again revealing its historical roots. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba117d7d-ed23-4141-baae-56a04cf47aeM/pers-f06.html 2014-02-06T05:00:00Z London Underground strike shuts down capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/06/lond-f06.html A two-day strike beginning Tuesday evening by London Underground workers brought the capital to a standstill. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b11dba55-85d3-4232-9ec9-7c916088ed1E/lond-f06.html 2014-02-06T05:00:00Z Democratic rights under attack in Scotland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/06/scot-f06.html Last year there were 700,000 police stops and searches in Scotland. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a0a2593-3ac0-499d-9cc5-b35987f3ce5M/scot-f06.html 2014-02-06T05:00:00Z Deflationary tendencies intensify in Europe as unemployment remains at record levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/05/euro-f05.html The human misery resulting from the policies of the European elite finds its sharpest expression in the growth of mass unemployment and resulting poverty. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eb6e6c9-ef9f-4982-bf29-c3315a8948bG/euro-f05.html 2014-02-05T05:00:00Z The Irish trade unions, the pseudo-left and the Dublin lockout centenary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/05/dubl-f05.html A series of events has been staged over the last months to mark a century since the great Dublin lockout, which began August 26, 1913, and ended January 18, 1914. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ea22dbb-963a-4bca-a804-8e7dca0ae08M/dubl-f05.html 2014-02-05T05:00:00Z Appeal by family of Roma schoolgirl to return to France rejected http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/04/roma-f04.html On January 28, a French administrative tribunal rejected the request for a resident’s permit by the family of Leonarda Dibrani. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a4abf88-7a85-4ac3-b144-90c4a108a46N/roma-f04.html 2014-02-04T05:00:00Z Attacks on wages and jobs at Electrolux in Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/04/elec-f04.html Electrolux intends to close its northern Italian plants unless workers’ wages are drastically reduced. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7813a6b-60e8-44e1-abd8-a04c10f116aK/elec-f04.html 2014-02-04T05:00:00Z European governments stir up anti-Roma prejudice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/03/roma-f03.html The impoverishment of the Roma is a direct result of the restoration of capitalism after 1989 in Eastern Europe. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e55c57b1-47eb-4a6c-bc20-702e27f046dO/roma-f03.html 2014-02-03T05:00:00Z UK Labour pledges itself to legally binding savage cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/30/mili-j30.html The British Labour Party has announced it will impose legally binding massive spending cuts, such as those being carried out in Greece by the European Union. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b28be0a5-051f-4cb7-b53a-a7cdbab5464M/mili-j30.html 2014-01-30T05:00:00Z Popular support for Spain’s monarchy plummets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/30/spai-j30.html With over half of the Spanish people now favouring the abdication of Spanish king Juan Carlos, the legitimacy of a pillar of capitalist rule is crumbling. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4275e4cf-484a-449b-9479-02f59a201c1I/spai-j30.html 2014-01-30T05:00:00Z Far-right demonstration in Paris calls for resignation of President Hollande http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/30/farr-j30.html Thousands participated in far-right “Day of Anger” demonstration in Paris last Monday calling for the resignation of President Hollande. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f616dd2-e9cd-4d28-bf34-278992d4995H/farr-j30.html 2014-01-30T05:00:00Z RMT rail union calls off London Docklands Light Railway strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/30/dock-j30.html Providing no details, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said planned industrial action was suspended “following the receipt of improved offers on pay and across a range of other issues.” Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0708369b-a06c-42fd-879a-6fcead411e3I/dock-j30.html 2014-01-30T05:00:00Z Ukrainian Prime Minister resigns as EU keeps pressure on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/29/ukra-j29.html The Ukrainian government’s resignation followed intense pressure by the European Union and the US which both intervened directly to promote opposition protests. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39592b24-7cc0-4831-a85a-1bbca17d1f0I/ukra-j29.html 2014-01-29T05:00:00Z European Union demands more austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/29/gree-j29.html Demands for further austerity come after the Council of State ruled previous wage cuts to the armed forces, police, coast guard and firemen unconstitutional. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e89ebec-a349-4c39-a855-b51acdab1abB/gree-j29.html 2014-01-29T05:00:00Z German union calls off strike by European air traffic controllers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/27/airt-j27.html Through a coordinated strike throughout Europe, air traffic controllers wanted to protest EU plans to restructure European airspace. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2192c38-bf10-49a2-ab97-36accacba3bE/airt-j27.html 2014-01-27T05:00:00Z Survivors say Greek policy caused deaths of 12 migrants in Aegean Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/25/migr-j25.html Afghan and Syrian refugees were allegedly “pushed back” towards Turkey. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/314133cb-9e37-4e6d-87bd-b625eab51ddO/migr-j25.html 2014-01-25T05:00:00Z Irish government presses ahead with public sector attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/25/irel-j25.html The next stage of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition’s reform plans will see further job cuts, rationalisations and the elimination of essential social services. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4caff635-c90b-4035-98be-cc4962653a8B/irel-j25.html 2014-01-25T05:00:00Z As riots spread, right-wing Ukrainian opposition threatens new clashes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/24/ukra-j24.html The right-wing, Western-backed opposition threatened to step up violent protests, as pro-opposition rioters took over state buildings in several cities in western Ukraine. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a70b833b-dbea-4da7-a4b2-a87f12db60bI/ukra-j24.html 2014-01-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/24/wkrs-j24.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/808b8c2c-258d-4791-bc40-cc747e2c12cF/wkrs-j24.html 2014-01-24T05:00:00Z Care workers strike against Glasgow, Scotland City Council http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/22/care-j22.html The council’s introduction of a new 12.5-hour shift pattern will result in a pay cut of around 7 percent for 182 workers. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35ade138-a6e6-486a-9835-e971d6a94c7G/care-j22.html 2014-01-22T05:00:00Z London Underground workers to strike against ticket office closures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/18/lul-j18-j18.html Budget cuts of 12.5 percent have been imposed on Transport for London (TfL) by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4b1dd88-1742-431e-b866-05ce33ed9a0L/lul-j18-j18.html 2014-01-18T05:00:00Z European Parliamentary rapporteur denounces NSA/GCHQ spying as illegal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/14/snow-j14.html A draft report states, “these mass surveillance activities appear also to entail illegal actions by intelligence services and raise questions regarding extraterritoriality of national law.” Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a083500-3c00-4191-9eda-a87fe04f0ceG/snow-j14.html 2014-01-14T05:00:00Z Thatcher planned to use army against 1984-1985 British miners’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/11/mine-j11.html The documents reveal that the government, in alliance with the National Coal Board, had a secret “hit list” to close many more coal mines than the 20 originally announced. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49361c7e-b1a9-400b-b943-fbf391f3175A/mine-j11.html 2014-01-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/10/wkrs-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95bf4cb8-af81-4f3d-a691-bb9c9a20d65F/wkrs-j10.html 2014-01-10T05:00:00Z How Khodorkovsky became Russia’s richest man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/07/khod-j07.html The universal excitement over Khodorkovsky reveals more about the state of democracy in Germany than it does about political conditions in Russia. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3ef2227-75c3-4507-b77b-b1c7afdbeb4G/khod-j07.html 2014-01-07T06:00:00Z