Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ Death toll in Italian earthquake climbs to more than 250 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/ital-a26.html Italy’s civil defence organisation and volunteers continue to dig in the hope of saving those still buried alive. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c37e511-c6ee-4b89-93c9-d937de5d2eeL/ital-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Chakrabarti report refutes claims of rampant anti-Semitism in British Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/chak-a26.html Far from calming tensions, the findings have added to the already “toxic atmosphere” inside the Labour Party. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d8f1171-e745-46de-8fbe-4a7f5011941F/chak-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Stop the German government’s preparations for war! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/pers-a25.html The “Civil Defence Concept” presented by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday proposes a range of measures to prepare the population for war. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d61c389-b2d9-4dfc-8f4f-07ce8963f05D/pers-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Devastating earthquake hits Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/erdb-a25.html At least 200 have died, hundreds are still missing, thousands were injured and tens of thousands have been left homeless. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48936b9d-69c4-4db4-9bdc-cb0476c50d7P/erdb-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Spain: Pseudo-left Barcelona mayor persecutes migrant street vendors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/vend-a25.html Under the Ada Colau administration, some 34,473 fines were levied against migrant and refugee street vendors in the first six months of 2016. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f24f1073-c890-45f7-9bcb-627c288401cD/vend-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Britain: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlines policies for “wealth creation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/corb-a24.html Corbyn routinely proclaims that he is for a “new politics,” but this amounts to only a handful of limited measures that do nothing to challenge the stranglehold of the super-rich over society. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4c54f30-dce6-4629-a996-bf59f8f05ebF/corb-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors defiance of government contract curtailed by BMA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/doct-a24.html The Conservative government intends to enforce a revised contract—which has already caused five nationwide strikes and was overwhelmingly rejected in July—on junior doctors. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02d1cd23-a009-4f23-8c3a-cf7046592e9K/doct-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z German interior minister supports partial ban on the burqa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/burq-a24.html The campaign in Germany for domestic repression and war is assuming ever more openly racist forms. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ea4db8e-44c8-426a-9dba-cb62efdf0c1F/burq-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z German population told to stockpile food in case of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/defe-a24.html Germany’s new civil defence plan underscores how the issue of war has returned to daily life 75 years after the catastrophe of World War II. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35c2a1ba-aea4-4370-96f2-9eb1c9373d6L/defe-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Volkswagen production halt affects almost 30,000 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/volk-a24.html The hard-line position of company headquarters toward suppliers is part of a massive attack on workers. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43b79637-82ac-4c7b-b58d-bfd77103d55E/volk-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Biden’s blank check to the Baltic states: US will wage war on Russia in your defense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/pers-a24.html Vice President Biden said Washington’s commitment to militarily defend the tiny states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia was a matter of America’s “sacred honor.” Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6778f083-42d7-4ce7-af42-f46f8568aabH/pers-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Divisions rise inside EU at summit between Germany, France and Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/vent-a23.html Amid the escalating crisis unleashed by the Brexit vote, the remaining major EU powers barely succeeded in papering over the divisions between them. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2b7163f-1511-4b70-a3d2-23bf664bbdaA/vent-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Britain: Labour’s anti-Corbyn plotters plan rival parliamentary grouping http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/coup-a23.html The Labour Co-op plan is being put forward as a way that the party right wing can avoid moving straight to a breakaway grouping, where they might struggle to muster any support. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81897683-761b-41a5-883b-93a631c83dfH/coup-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z UK: Strike action at historic low, and unions work to keep it that way http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/stri-a23.html The virtual disappearance of strikes during a period when workers’ jobs, wages, and conditions have been under unparalleled attack is a damning indictment of the trade unions. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cecc86d-c9ac-4573-a794-881ed9df0a7D/stri-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Trade unions work to suppress German hospital strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/hosp-a23.html With some difficulty, the trade unions managed to suppress the justifiable anger over poor working conditions and inadequate pay at hospitals. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fd10a70-673a-42e4-810b-f78a3fca1e1C/hosp-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Appalling conditions in Greek refugee camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/refu-a23.html The mainstream media has gone silent on refugees in Greece, but the suffering of these people, fleeing war and poverty, continues without interruption. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f7eacc6-f49e-4cd8-a9ca-becb487eac2A/refu-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z German report criticizing Turkey highlights growing tensions within NATO http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/turk-a19.html Relations within NATO have reached new lows, four weeks after the failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e9e850f-9b7e-4c7c-8ce5-4659e84bd1eB/turk-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z The pseudo-left and identity politics: RIO solidarizes itself with “Gina-Lisa” and promotes law and order http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/gina-a19.html As opposition to social inequality and war continues to grow, pseudo-left organizations are using identity politics to advocate increased state powers. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a469706-bdc8-4447-96f5-b05c0ba919bN/gina-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z After brawl in town of Sisco, France launches campaign to ban burkini http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/burk-a18.html Seizing on an ethnic brawl, the French political establishment is hysterically accusing Muslim women wearing burkinis of promoting terrorism. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32da9be9-1131-4974-951f-31e4cc5932dO/burk-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Thyssen-Krupp Steel works council meeting prepares job cuts in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/thys-a18.html Around 250 works council officials from Thyssen Krupp’s steel division met at a conference last Friday in Duisburg. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312cf994-1654-472b-8dd7-4bcc3bcb723D/thys-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Spain faces third general election in one year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/spai-a18.html The Socialist Party (PSOE) is being called on by the media and other political parties to abstain in order to allow a minority Popular Party (PP) government to be formed. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3db00894-44a3-4de6-bf77-06e1ad83b71B/spai-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z German media steps up anti-Russian agitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/krie-a17.html Over the past week, virtually every leading newspaper in Germany has published articles denouncing Russia for its intervention in Syria, Ukraine, or both. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60ae54fa-5523-49ad-9f02-5785300215eN/krie-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z UK inquest reveals brutality of immigrant detainee’s death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/deat-a17.html Prior to the 43-year-old man’s death, he was attached by his wrists to a two-metre closet chain. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1383750e-e116-483f-a8c0-4c99fc07902C/deat-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z <em>The Score of War</em>: A haunting documentary film on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/scor-a17.html In April of last year, the Ukrainian violinist and composer Mark Chaet, accompanied by a small film crew, travelled from Berlin to his home in Eastern Ukraine. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a013e06f-a31d-469f-8bf6-500840d362cA/scor-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z UK: Dorset health services to be slashed to reduce deficit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/dors-a16.html Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group claims it is facing a £200 million deficit by 2021. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc81f568-056f-44ff-a81a-5fba0b65d0bI/dors-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Lufthansa sets a course for confrontation with pilots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/luft-a16.html The breaking off of talks between the pilots’ union and management heralds a new phase in the dispute. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad2f3b4e-8d53-442d-b0cc-ccd582a3c99D/luft-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Swedish prosecutors to question Julian Assange in Ecuador’s London embassy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/assa-a15.html 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. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e7b8fd1-363b-4705-b642-03edcb330dbA/assa-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z German interior minister announces tightening of security and asylum laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/germ-a13.html Restrictive asylum laws and expanded powers for the police and intelligence services are part of a European-wide buildup of state repression. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28445690-244a-48c6-81c1-8b8c353f609M/germ-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z BHS scandal in the UK: The real face of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/gree-a13.html The BHS/Philip Green scandal shows how asset-stripping, sale-and-lease-back arrangements, dummy companies and tax havens are now the norm, not the exception. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dbae7af-b973-484e-85a1-92170c48444K/gree-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Union calls off UK rail strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/rail-a12.html By calling off the Scotrail and Southern GTR strikes, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union has again proved its worth to the government and the rail companies. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a151d71d-ca69-428e-9d8b-7cef9cc3015H/rail-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/labo-a12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdd75302-f9d3-4738-b9eb-7e1526e65d6F/labo-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Southern rail conductors begin longest UK rail strike in 50 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/sout-a09.html The five-day stoppage by train conductors on the busy Southern rail network has caused widespread disruption, with some 60 percent of services expected to be cancelled. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61235ea2-44af-483d-9a0e-199964483d3D/sout-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Turkish regime imprisons and harasses artists, journalists and academics after coup attempt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/turk-a08.html In the aftermath of the July 15 attempted coup, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has imprisoned artists, banned books and frozen academic relations with other countries. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0c16fa6-20cc-4e92-a348-e645806d3c6O/turk-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z German defence minister announces domestic use of Armed Forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/bund-a06.html The minister left no doubt that “in an emergency”, the Armed Forces would not only handle “logistics,” but would “also provide military support.” Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7958bc6d-c885-47f5-8763-fe84f301523H/bund-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z New powers for secret services in Bavaria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/bava-a05.html The new Bavarian legislation is part of a massive upgrade of the country’s security services. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dfd4e33-0586-4c2a-a960-02de99c4631H/bava-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/wkrs-a05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb65abb7-9964-4a8c-bbbd-f05f89bd0f4D/wkrs-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z Massive police operation for pro-Erdogan demonstration in Cologne http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/colo-a03.html The police operation and civil war exercise in Munich has now been followed by a massive police deployment Sunday in the city of Cologne for a Turkish demonstration. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48fd737b-5720-4204-a82e-82a1b715690L/colo-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z Spain: Catalan regional parliament votes next steps to independence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/cata-a03.html The independence vote has deepened the political crisis in Spain, which has now been without a government for eight months. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/927493f8-e169-4f47-9712-f7c210a7947L/cata-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z UK: Weymouth and Bridport bus drivers escalate strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/weym-a03.html The Weymouth bus drivers’ dispute demonstrates that whenever the union bureaucracy are forced to call industrial action, they ensure that it remains isolated. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cb8fb89-9215-4bb7-b2fa-3a55e0abfabD/weym-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/wrks-j29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d171f68-4fa0-4192-acc8-07ab3bbf36bN/wrks-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Lack of job protection for European pilots turns dream job into nightmare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/work-j26.html A growing number of pilots in Europe are compelled to accept short-term contracts, sham self-employment and insecure employment relations. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91e07774-f8d6-4628-93ea-a54932ad27aF/work-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Corbyn and McDonnell plead with UK Labour Party right wing for “unity” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/corb-j25.html 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. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65a567e-ada3-4b75-8ded-814e9ceb1d4O/corb-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z UK: National Health Service cardiac units to be cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/card-j25.html 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. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/838c517a-bb3b-4210-90d8-c93c44683beI/card-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z The Munich shooting spree and the Americanization of German society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/germ-j25.html 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. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d932d552-f25c-4de2-8e01-3d37f79236cH/germ-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/pers-j22.html The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b95746ba-380f-408a-9a4b-001272573e9G/pers-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z France’s permanent state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/pers-j21.html 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. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b617348-8d12-4f65-a14c-1980e705b10N/pers-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Former British prime minister warns of revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/brow-j19.html 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. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38357ef4-a5a1-4afc-a65e-45bf1bf790dJ/brow-j19.html 2016-07-19T06:00:00Z German parliament expands law on sexual crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/germ-j19.html The aim is to exploit an emotionally charged issue to strengthen the state and scapegoat refugees. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80effef9-5ee3-4fb3-bbf2-f76f657a607C/germ-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z UK trade unions fail to mobilise for anti-austerity demonstration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/demo-j19.html The most striking feature of the London demo was the absence of trade union leaders and Labour “lefts.” Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a19217ea-e445-4d4f-8f5b-958e171b726G/demo-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z EU demands more austerity after Spain and Portugal fail to cut deficits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/fine-j19.html The EU’s unprecedented call for billions of euros in fines comes amid a major banking crisis in Italy and the Brexit crisis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0e68b67-9afd-4f73-93b7-62ace9761f4O/fine-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z After Nice attack, French government calls up military reserves http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/nice-j18.html 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. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a063e20-36b1-4587-a956-4be8d1daabfN/nice-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z German Left Party and Greens: Warmongering after the attack in Nice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/regr-j18.html 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. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8a050b2-0f81-4186-9592-3d01448ce7cB/regr-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Social inequality escalates in Denmark amid bonanza for banks and corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/denm-j18.html 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. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b8cfe03-3f6c-4daa-9e07-4002479130bM/denm-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z What the coup against Jeremy Corbyn reveals about the Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/corb-j18.html Labour was, from its birth, dedicated to the defence of capitalism against the threat of international socialism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6da27537-7df3-4370-9ff1-29a45a29e2cD/corb-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z “No more war, ever!”: PSG presents posters for Berlin state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/psg-j18.html The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55b65d2f-a67d-4fd7-bf6a-cb05a03a914O/psg-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Failed military coup in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/turk-j16.html The political upheaval in Turkey is testimony to the generalised breakdown taking place internationally in the political institutions and mechanisms of bourgeois rule. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de4f265a-7643-4bbe-a076-79e14dc180eM/turk-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z UK Guardian’s Owen Jones offers apologia for anti-Corbyn coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/jone-j16.html Jones’ criticism of the right-wing Labourites is not with their coup against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn per se, but rather its timing. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fd33f5c-9b8c-4a9e-be29-90bed09da0cL/jone-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z One year since Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/pers-j15.html 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. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3754acd9-12a0-41a4-bd9d-2388a64c092A/pers-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Trudeau bolsters Canadian support for Ukraine’s far-right regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/cana-j15.html During a two-day visit, Trudeau signed a free trade agreement with the Poroshenko government and signaled support for it “reclaiming territory” through war. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0c842f2-00ba-4e38-ad67-68067731823P/cana-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Dozens murdered in possible terrorist attack in Nice, France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/nice-j15.html French President Francois Hollande invoked the horrific attack to justify expansion of the “state of emergency” for another three months. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3faa7b3b-abbd-4b8e-a3e3-c9b4d8d443cM/nice-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/wkrs-j15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90152f6c-c795-4506-ae2b-45d2668bad9E/wkrs-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z German militarism on display at NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/nato-j13.html Two years after German officials announced plans to remilitarise the country, media outlets are warning of preparations for “total war.” Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74318fa2-2a15-41c2-8aa6-592cd81b12aM/nato-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Head-on train collision near Bari, Italy kills at least 25 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/bari-j13.html The single track where the trains collided has no automatic braking system similar to other areas in Italy’s poorer southern regions. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3019830f-6b42-45f3-91da-0d3d17c0550O/bari-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Theresa May wins Conservative leadership contest and will be new UK prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/tory-j12.html 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. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31a2e037-7bba-4ef3-81c0-76988a77ba4H/tory-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Angela Eagle chosen to front anti-Corbyn coup in UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/corb-j12.html 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. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a68d6421-81bb-4ef4-9412-600109ceb33J/corb-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon ignored in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/scot-j12.html 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. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b0190c-9a5c-49b7-a25f-4ad0afbf7b3O/scot-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z NATO summit plans escalation against Russia in Eastern Europe, Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/wars-j11.html NATO is planning a major military escalation, based on plans for a perpetual state of war in the Middle East and preparations for all-out war with Russia in Europe. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b5328ae-f86d-4143-bd20-96210f8f636H/wars-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Leadership contest launched, raising prospect of split in UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/corb-j11.html 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. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ddc8df-07e5-4180-8221-418f874323fA/corb-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Five agency workers crushed to death in British scrapyard http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/deat-j11.html Three serious incidents have occurred at the Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant in the Nechells area of Birmingham in the last few years. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f755c761-57bc-4a0c-9fbe-987cdfa9fc3D/deat-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z European Union working with African despots to deter refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/euaf-j11.html At their latest meeting in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, EU interior ministers agreed on speedier deportation of refugees and closer cooperation with African dictatorships. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b082565-982d-4462-abf8-e5a3e54dfd7O/euaf-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z German arms exports almost doubled in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/arms-j08.html In all probability, German arms exports will increase again this year. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29b4abe2-d7ba-49fc-b855-8acc20ffc52G/arms-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z French parliamentary report on terror attacks calls for new police powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/fran-j08.html 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. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/834ef63e-da00-4a4d-8212-4a82b5f9307E/fran-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors vote to reject contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/doct-j07.html Junior doctors rejected a contract supported by the British Medical Association union that slashes overtime pay and extends working hours. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ec8997-40a5-430d-b410-988b37c41c7G/doct-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Social Democrats, Left Party and Greens preparing coalition in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/redg-j07.html Despite its proponents’ left phrase-mongering, the proposed coalition would aim to secure German hegemony in Europe. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0db17ac8-78d2-4d1d-b116-3336d45f498F/redg-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z UK Conservative leadership doubles down on Brexit as pound resumes plunge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/tory-j06.html 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. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c8558f5-6b65-4c37-a408-ad6d31aa865C/tory-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Britain’s right-wing media call for creation of new pro-European Union party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/part-j06.html 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. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa4d72fd-c9a7-412f-9ea9-2c637156799H/part-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Lufthansa flight attendants union accepts arbitration agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/luft-j06.html By agreeing to the arbitration award, the union is stabbing cabin staff and pilots in the back in their struggle to defend jobs, wages and pensions. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82f7fd5b-a5ec-4629-8eb6-d837b68b106O/luft-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z UK: Forty-two years after Birmingham pub bombings, inquest to be reopened http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/birm-j06.html The inquest is into the bombings themselves and their victims, rather than the frame-up of six innocent men. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/208c5dee-957c-4d47-9c1a-324c7da188fB/birm-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Brexit and the return of European militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/pers-j05.html 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. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/780511a9-08fd-49a5-bdd2-1e93247d5f7G/pers-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Union boss offers to broker “peace” deal with Labour’s anti-Corbyn plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/corb-j05.html 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. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/845b579f-61ef-41ff-99af-a6814b3b9f1P/corb-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z UK teachers hold one-day strike against education bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/teac-j05.html The strike by National Union of Teachers members takes place amid the drive for the complete privatisation of state education. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fb972f6-1aef-4a61-a7f7-4f0103c7005N/teac-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Volkswagen: 700 workers lose their jobs in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/volk-j05.html The VW board is using the company’s current crisis to make long-planned cuts in its workforce, relying heavily on the IG Metall trade union and its related works councils. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cfd86be-e70e-412d-aa9e-4107222a901N/volk-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Brexit financial fallout widens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/econ-j04.html Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned of “economic post-traumatic stress” hitting financial markets, businesses and households. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/663f3744-76cc-4800-8d06-f14d3f97ff5C/econ-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Brexit vote heightens tensions in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/unio-j01.html Last week’s vote by the United Kingdom has been met by an intensified drive by Germany to exert dominance over the European continent. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db3130b6-fd2c-40bd-b68c-fe75ee3457dJ/unio-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z The anti-Corbyn coup and calls for a second referendum on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/brxe-j01.html 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. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91cd7699-9e07-4ff6-be21-4275fd33f17J/brxe-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Death toll in Istanbul airport attack rises to 41 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/ista-j30.html The massacre is the tragic yet predictable outcome of the NATO powers' backing of Al Qaeda-linked forces in their war for regime-change in Syria. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/350b8a2e-77e5-4445-9ac4-0a89b9f6da7L/ista-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z EU maintains hard line toward UK over Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/brex-j30.html 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. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06294425-e4e7-4bef-ad8f-70556c24b48G/brex-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z UK Labour right wing mounts leadership challenge against Corbyn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/corb-j30.html The coup against Corbyn is considered vital to the ability of the British ruling class to safeguard its interests globally. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a3fc6f4-aa38-40bb-8f7b-9cb31391f28F/corb-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Thousands turn up for cancelled “Remain in EU” rallies throughout the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/rema-j30.html The purpose of those addressing the rally was to exploit the frustration and anger of young people at the referendum result and its consequences. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d9e05db-6689-4e09-9609-e43d640ab45P/rema-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Spanish interior minister used state apparatus to topple opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/spai-j30.html The “Fernándezgate” recordings, which show Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz conspiring against political opponents, expose the disintegration of democratic forms of rule in Spain. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d355545b-2986-4845-97d7-e8f7936a5d7D/spai-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Workers at two UK rail companies strike against threat to jobs and safety http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/rail-j29.html On all existing driver-only operations there are no conductors or onboard staff, other than the revenue inspectors. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca453877-5a74-4307-b011-9f82976b9daI/rail-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in bomb attacks at Istanbul airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/turk-j29.html The death toll has mounted in the second major terrorist attack on a European airport in three months. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73c11b74-f279-4954-8d07-c7fb7865a40L/turk-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z IG Metall trade union backs Volkswagen board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/igme-j28.html 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. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ede3fef2-935a-44e5-ad7a-6c48759102aL/igme-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z The way forward after the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/pers-j27.html 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.” Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa39f4c1-fda3-4521-961c-fc78e6739e9P/pers-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Brexit vote intensifies conflicts within European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/euro-j25.html 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. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b071f70-2ffb-489a-b357-661f73ff165P/euro-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/wkrs-j24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c546548e-ba9a-485f-b6a0-19b25910b2aP/wkrs-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition make nationalist case for Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/tusc-j23.html 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. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3db2ea2-a1a9-49c2-966c-cf475767727H/tusc-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Despite mounting opposition, French unions signal concessions on labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/cgtl-j20.html The Stalinist General Confederation of Labor has indicated that it may be open to negotiating firm-level contracts under the new law that violate the national Labor Code. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ddafd34-321a-41c4-be75-16e3391a161P/cgtl-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Billionaire former BHS boss faces down UK parliamentary committee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/gree-j20.html Some 11,000 workers are set to lose their jobs and around 22,000 present and future retirees will see their pensions decimated after the collapse of high street retailer BHS. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24a2c6d1-cd5f-4f49-92f3-8c3c135acfcC/gree-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z