Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ Syriza’s parliamentary group supports Greek austerity agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/gree-f27.html The vote comes amidst a developing crisis within Syriza’s ranks over the implications of the party’s repudiation of its election manifesto. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aab51231-166f-4eb5-aa2d-6a1f811f794N/gree-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza government proposes list of social cuts to European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/gree-f25.html Days after capitulating to EU demands for austerity, Syriza presented the EU with a list of cuts it is proposing to impose on the working class. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72a13182-ca5f-4a0a-bf20-ede9a142052E/gree-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Poland increases military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/pola-f25.html Poland will spend the equivalent of two percent of its GDP on its defence budget by 2016, fulfilling NATO’s minimum requirements for military spending. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e277b15f-cdef-4a2c-bab6-be8266ec627O/pola-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z The Danish roots of the Copenhagen terror attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/denm-f23.html Omar El-Hussein’s terrorist attack was a reactionary and demoralised response to growing anti-immigrant chauvinism, militarism and social inequality in Denmark. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60206ea3-d703-4add-b400-f01f7f7e14bJ/denm-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Germany: Further strike action imminent at Deutsche Bahn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/rail-f21.html A strike called by the German train drivers’ union would be the seventh strike in the ongoing contract dispute between the railway and the train drivers. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b42efff5-b5d9-4491-862e-5304a4a3babM/rail-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z US-backed Kiev regime faces military debacle in east Ukraine war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/ukra-f20.html After its defeat at Debaltseve, the Kiev regime has provocatively called for military intervention by European Union peacekeepers along the border with Russia. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc46e6cd-c659-4c77-8da3-9f4d759ebc2I/ukra-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z French government survives confidence vote over austerity law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/fren-f20.html The posturing by so-called “rebel” factions of the ruling Socialist Party and its political allies against austerity stands exposed as a reactionary fraud. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aca5440-a989-4d20-b686-10acfb80173B/fren-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/wkrs-f20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1eff49ac-831f-43b9-be33-16453567626K/wkrs-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z US steps up threats against Russia as Ukrainian troops retreat from Debaltseve http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/ukra-f19.html US and EU officials continued to threaten further economic sanctions and military escalation as pro-Russian separatists solidified control over a key transit hub in eastern Ukraine. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/340c32c4-a435-4e6a-81a8-a2c000c7df6O/ukra-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Right-wing nationalists regain Croatian presidency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/croat-f19-j01.html Croatia's unemployment rate is among the highest in Europe, and nearly half of the country's youth are without jobs. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c032dca-4958-4a10-99b9-90ae75fd043N/croat-f19-j01.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z No agreement reached between EU finance ministers and Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/gree-f17.html The opposition of the Syriza-led government amounts to pleading for terminological window dressing to conceal its capitulation to the EU austerity agenda. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73fabcef-ec3c-4069-8233-d16904f01b3P/gree-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Two detained on charges of aiding Copenhagen terror attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/cope-f17.html More details have emerged regarding the alleged gunman's biography, confirming how well-known he was to police. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1c9a48d-7197-4e1b-b669-5fb4d1d397fM/cope-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Report documents attacks on press freedom in US and Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/repo-f16.html Reporters Without Borders now ranks the United States below Niger and El Salvador on media freedom. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/270247e7-d57b-47cd-aa81-d506391accdJ/repo-f16.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z SPD victory in German state election conceals growing gulf between political establishment and population http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/hamb-f17.html Only 56.6 percent of those eligible to vote in the Hamburg state election went to the polls, down from 71 percent in 2001. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b39f0b8-9861-483d-81d6-8e1024551cdJ/hamb-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Siemens unveils another round of job cuts in Germany and worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/siem-f14.html The German electronics firm is cutting 7,800 jobs globally, 3,300 of them in Germany, with the collaboration of the IG Metall trade union. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a063a3b-8c1e-4f48-8324-2c197885658C/siem-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/wkrs-f13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7f85b11-7d42-48f6-a480-707ef8d3091L/wkrs-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Over 300 migrant workers perish off Italian coast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/migr-f12.html The toll is the biggest loss of life since October, 2013, when a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Italy sank off the island of Lampedusa. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c53e2f29-038d-4f8c-b572-9a9243ff255A/migr-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z German media backs confrontation with Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/germ-f10.html Despite differences over whether to arm Ukraine, not a single major media outlet in Germany rejects the strategy of pursuing an aggressive confrontation with Russia. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/022af5bd-da6f-4007-b20b-a45d6733db0J/germ-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Syriza leader issues nationalist appeal in speech to Greek parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/tsip-f09.html British Chancellor George Osborne has indicated the UK government has made preparations for the Greek exit from the euro zone. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4ff92d0-f458-433a-be60-8f2a8431b50D/tsip-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z US official admits to UK role in rendition to Diego Garcia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/brit-f09.html Britain colluded in the use of the British overseas territory of Diego Garcia by the US for its criminal activities. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73fffee4-23e3-462d-9a68-96381dac7c5N/brit-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Europe on the brink of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/pers-f07.html “Unfortunately, war with Russia is conceivable,” former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt told the <em>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung</em> at the Munich Security Conference. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8658e5c2-3185-430a-9d54-b445c40af18M/pers-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/wkrs-f06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5705719-699e-420c-b20e-844068709ddL/wkrs-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z NATO meeting in Brussels heightens danger of war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/nato-f05.html Today’s meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels is aimed at consolidating the military alliance against Russia. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4307ad71-68f3-497c-a3c7-794bb16f296K/nato-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Mistreatment of detainees and asylum seekers widespread in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/tort-f04.html The Committee for the Prevention of Torture visited detention centres in 25 of the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe to examine detainee conditions. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2e32c3-9c24-42f1-a9c9-eb79601edcfO/tort-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Tsipras rushes to reassure EU, banks on Greek debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/gree-f02.html If Greece fails to reach an agreement with its creditors on €3.5 billion due in February and March, funding could be withdrawn from its banks. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf1ecd8c-48ff-45f1-849e-a0cbbd7361aF/gree-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Russian central bank cuts interest rate amid growing economic chaos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/russ-f02.html The rate cut is a sign of the deepening crisis of Russia’s economy resulting from the economic, diplomatic and military offensive led by Washington. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eb81948-d503-4276-9be5-387d0477318H/russ-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z UK: Blair government colluded in extraordinary rendition of Libyans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/blai-f02.html Former Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote to then-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that he was “disappointed” that Britain was unable to send more regime opponents back to Libya. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa96e027-e5bc-43e1-b689-18316f926edO/blai-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Thousands march against water charges in Dublin and other Irish cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/irel-f02.html The water charges are supported by the Dublin government as part of the multi-billion euro bailout programme concluded with the Troika in 2010. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/232c50af-f7a4-4d94-a639-a21c42f0002C/irel-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/440e54a6-9669-47dd-8c99-0e6483c8186I/wkrs-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Governments in Eastern Europe intensify attacks on democratic rights and immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/eeur-j28.html The attacks on immigrants, which go hand in hand with restrictions on democratic rights and the adoption of police state measures, are directed against the entire population. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4474eb26-be9a-4777-ae8c-04e385fe535P/eeur-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Syriza wins Greek elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/gree-j26.html While the election result reflects broad popular opposition to austerity in Greece and across Europe, Syriza is committed to the EU, the euro and the defense of capitalism. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cac68b23-fc9b-4218-a135-290854ce83eP/gree-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z German corporations call for new forms of workplace exploitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/germ-j26.html Corporations and government institutions in Germany have called for a “fourth industrial revolution” based on at-will employment. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7df8bb19-db9a-4654-b34d-41456ea1888J/germ-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Spain: Regional Catalan president calls early elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/cata-j26.html The calling of early elections comes as the Catalan parliament discusses its 2015 budget, which will impose further austerity measures on the region. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd89f453-f246-48c7-b877-da4c14856d3P/cata-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Greek students describe social crisis facing youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/inte-j26.html The economic crisis has forced hundreds of thousands of Greek workers and young people to leave the country in search of jobs and better prospects. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c28dcbe1-6738-443d-be2d-d79e0212bf7I/inte-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z The election in Greece and the political tasks of the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/pers-j24.html Despite its left-wing facade, Syriza is a bourgeois party that rests on affluent layers of the middle class. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce8375d5-ae39-4a0a-9918-3f0c9eb8812F/pers-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Greek election: SYRIZA leader calls for “new patriotic alliance” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/syri-j24.html Alexis Tsipras promised that, should his party come to power, it would guarantee the existing political and social order. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbd32ba1-968e-40c8-9657-874bc08141aA/syri-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Europe faces political “earthquakes,” BBC warns on Democracy Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/demo-j24.html A report commissioned by the BBC states that the rise of populist anti-establishment parties is set to cause political earthquakes across Europe in 2015. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa0da3d6-34b9-4cf1-812f-ad0e9afb2eeC/demo-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Unemployed Greek workers face desperate situation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/gree-j23.html Mass unemployment has been a permanent feature of Greek life since the imposition of austerity measures in 2010. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/036a800b-2036-4003-85f1-561f8a8592aM/gree-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/brie-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e97d9a52-0861-4af0-9bda-e71f37fd4d8E/brie-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z After Charlie Hebdo attack, France announces draconian anti-terror law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/fran-j22.html Governments throughout Europe are exploiting the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> terrorist attacks to dramatically expand the machinery of police-state rule. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae3d85fe-3361-4e81-9f61-061bf49d2d7E/fran-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z EU foreign ministers discuss attacks on democratic rights, provocations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/euro-j22.html The meeting underscored the inseparable link between imperialist militarism in the Middle East, war preparations against Russia, and the drive to dictatorship. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d11e6d40-4c22-4960-9d42-612ab72a7b0M/euro-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z German TV documentary on the hunt for Edward Snowden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/snow-j21.html The programme details Snowden’s persecution by the US authorities and his search for a country that would grant him asylum. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41f57b62-7ff5-4d18-aafb-4ecfdc8740aE/snow-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z UK to launch enhanced “anti-terror measures” and domestic use of troops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/20/terr-j20.html Since 9/11, successive UK governments have introduced a series of “anti-terror” measures, each more draconian than its predecessor. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31259de0-cbca-4784-b1d2-b84dd61fcf3H/terr-j20.html 2015-01-20T05:00:00Z German city plans to accommodate refugees in former concentration camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/20/germ-j20.html The German city of Schwerte announced plans to accommodate around 20 refugees in a former SS barracks on one of the sites of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d832d056-7759-443c-8fb1-2a34543cfe6C/germ-j20.html 2015-01-20T05:00:00Z Police crackdown after Charlie Hebdo attack spreads across Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/19/trop-j19.html Security forces have been deployed across Europe in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on <em>Charlie Hebdo</em>. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c87e61-c657-4f06-8aa0-d21c34c4bcbP/trop-j19.html 2015-01-19T05:00:00Z German Chancellor Merkel backs police state measures and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/19/merk-j19.html The German ruling elite is using the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> affair to advance an agenda it has long been preparing: the dismantling of democratic rights and Germany’s return to an aggressive foreign policy. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2643ba0-ca4e-4b83-8d66-5a25437c24fM/merk-j19.html 2015-01-19T05:00:00Z US drug enforcement agency acknowledges longstanding warrantless wiretapping program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/19/data-j19.html The US Drug Enforcement Administration carried out mass surveillance of US telephone data over a period of more than a decade. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da6b1063-c307-4275-85e0-74c26668a54I/data-j19.html 2015-01-19T05:00:00Z Arrests follow terror raids across Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/17/raid-j17.html Governments throughout Europe have lost no time in using anti-terror police raids in Belgium, France and Germany to whip up a climate of fear and justify demands for further repressive measures. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0030a63a-95e4-42ed-baa5-e0a181817ebE/raid-j17.html 2015-01-17T05:00:00Z Obama, Cameron discuss war and state repression following Charlie Hebdo attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/16/hebd-j16.html The two heads of state—whose countries have carried out a sustained attack on democratic rights—issued a jointly authored comment Thursday: “We won’t let the voice of freedom be muzzled.” Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/010a5eb1-0498-4951-888b-49cc67dc772K/hebd-j16.html 2015-01-16T05:00:00Z FBI accuses Ohio man of terror plot to attack US Capitol http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/16/fbic-j16.html The FBI disclosed that the alleged plot did not represent a real threat as it had been developed with the direct participation of an undercover informant. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60eaf265-24e9-4266-b485-931349479a4I/fbic-j16.html 2015-01-16T05:00:00Z SYRIZA’s “anti-oligarch” policy: A call to global finance to raid Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/16/olig-j16.html The <em>Financial Times</em> is trumpeting SYRIZA’s policy because it offers rich pickings for the global financial oligarchy Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0dd059d-99bc-4bb0-82a6-9c96aabd57fI/olig-j16.html 2015-01-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/16/wkrs-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f9b6e42-151a-435b-85b0-42872b38a68M/wkrs-j16.html 2015-01-16T05:00:00Z European powers implement police state measures in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/14/powe-j14.html Governments throughout Europe are exploiting the shock and confusion generated by the assault on Charlie Hebdo to push through policies that have long been prepared. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5db12acd-335e-44d9-881e-8b69fb865f1L/powe-j14.html 2015-01-14T05:00:00Z Imperialist war, the “war on terror” and the end of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/14/pers-j14.html For decades, the US, France and other imperialist powers have rained down bombs on defenceless civilians, carried out assassinations, and committed horrible war crimes. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff1d4cd6-ae3e-46d2-af60-44b671e54feG/pers-j14.html 2015-01-14T05:00:00Z Germany: Daimler screening workers for terrorist links http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/13/daim-j13.html Daimler management and its works council have agreed to compare all its employees against EU and US terrorist watch lists every three months. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4c9c273-ac7e-4b0a-b76b-38b1b79fb4cL/daim-j13.html 2015-01-13T05:00:00Z Netherlands: Groningen rocked by earthquakes from natural gas extraction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/13/neth-j13.html Estimates place the potential earthquake magnitude for the province as high as 5.0 on the Richter scale. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ee650ae-e29e-40fe-9f1e-987c2e9a985F/neth-j13.html 2015-01-13T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the French terrorist attacks? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/13/pers-j13.html No one should accept the explanations of police and intelligence agencies that the perpetrators of the attack on Charlie Hebdo simply slipped through the net. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32960ac6-bcad-46c9-ad00-749c22718bdM/pers-j13.html 2015-01-13T05:00:00Z Millions march in France after Charlie Hebdo shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/12/fran-j12.html The French government and the European Union are seeking to exploit shock over the attacks on Charlie Hebdo to shift the entire framework of bourgeois politics sharply to the right. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d080c50e-c619-4927-af13-a798b0249fcP/fran-j12.html 2015-01-12T05:00:00Z French paramilitary police gun down three Islamist gunmen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/10/fran-j10.html A two-day manhunt sparked by the massacre of 12 people at the editorial offices of the weekly <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> ended in twin shootouts in which another seven people died. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2663855e-70ad-4533-9d7e-9e49ba2edbcM/fran-j10.html 2015-01-10T05:00:00Z Le Pen at the Elysée Presidential Palace http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/10/pers-j10.html French President Hollande’s invitation to the neo-fascist leader is a warning that the ruling class intends to exploit the reactionary attack on <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> to legitimize fascist parties and prepare for dictatorship. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f3aa81e-9280-4d73-87f7-ca3e0253e51B/pers-j10.html 2015-01-10T05:00:00Z Massive police mobilization in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/09/fran-j09.html In the wake of the massacre at the satirical weekly <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, nearly 90,000 police, troops and civil servants have been mobilized to search for the two gunmen who escaped from the scene. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1481f75f-63bb-4999-8608-e1b6322fdecD/fran-j09.html 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z “Free Speech” hypocrisy in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/09/pers-j09.html In the aftermath of the shootings in Paris, the state is utilizing the opportunity provided by the terrorists to whip up support for authoritarianism and militarism. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e03f500-0758-4e94-af2b-48995e106c1B/pers-j09.html 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z Gunmen were “probably followed” by French police before Paris massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/09/char-j09.html Several US media outlets reported that both Cherif and Said Kouachi had been placed on the American no-fly list many years ago. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/489dda29-5478-49f3-9d25-3c668557251O/char-j09.html 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z Euro zone officially tips into deflation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/09/euro-j09.html More than six years since the 2008 financial crash, Europe is beset by economic stagnation. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fac9763-80c9-409f-ac67-232918a71fcP/euro-j09.html 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z Pegida and the German government’s campaign for militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/09/pegi-j09.html On Monday, approximately 15,000 people took part in the right-wing, anti-Islam Pegida demonstrations in Dresden, Germany. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1d897d9-660c-4a10-946a-de265de0343F/pegi-j09.html 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/09/wkrs-j09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e32297d-65f7-4c49-b592-7dc41b33974B/wkrs-j09.html 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z Twelve dead in terrorist shooting at Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/08/fran-j08.html Whoever was behind this massacre, it plays into the hands of the most reactionary forces seeking war abroad and police-state measures at home. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23bab986-3e03-4e47-99a6-7c64de736c8D/fran-j08.html 2015-01-08T05:00:00Z Tsipras urges Greek pseudo-left groups to rally behind SYRIZA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/08/syri-j08.html SYRIZA is asking the pseudo-left outfits to join a government dedicated to the defence of capitalism. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fab9870e-b162-4e89-9011-00f334169ccE/syri-j08.html 2015-01-08T05:00:00Z SYRIZA’s programme for the rescue of Greek and European capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/06/syri-j06.html SYRIZA’s programme has been developed in the course of intense discussions with leading political representatives of the international financial elite. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d9aa2b1-1ee3-45a1-8e8f-0010e4fb973F/syri-j06.html 2015-01-06T05:00:00Z Germany: Ten years of Hartz IV welfare cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/06/teny-j06.html The Hartz IV legislation of 2005 began the most destructive attack on the German social welfare system since the end of World War II. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2165443c-36f9-4a15-b52c-03b1b0df91eI/teny-j06.html 2015-01-06T05:00:00Z German army and intelligence service complicit in US drone killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/05/germ-j05.html Secret documents reveal that a German commander personally selected targets for US drone killings in Afghanistan. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb465e60-6c89-494a-b951-1e7fa9d2a28J/germ-j05.html 2015-01-05T05:00:00Z British nurse in critical condition with Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/05/ebol-j05.html So far more than 7,800 people have been killed by the Ebola virus. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a37481a1-493a-487f-a9e1-11bbe6baab3G/ebol-j05.html 2015-01-05T05:00:00Z European Central Bank president’s interview sends euro to four-year low http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/03/drag-j03.html ECB President Mario Draghi has taken another step to full quantitative easing amid increasing deflationary pressures. Sat, 03 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d155357-79a4-4e6d-a573-5a779adb34dP/drag-j03.html 2015-01-03T05:00:00Z The collapse of the Greek government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/31/pers-d31.html With all of the principal parties of bourgeois rule deeply discredited, the ruling class is turning to SYRIZA, the “Coalition of the Radical Left,” in an effort to head off a revolutionary crisis. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac9a7ab5-b28c-4b17-ae00-886bf5ec28bN/pers-d31.html 2014-12-31T05:00:00Z As Greek government collapses, Berlin demands more austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/30/germ-d30.html German political and business figures responded aggressively to the failure to elect a Greek president, making clear they will give no ground on austerity policies. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76f41dfb-cb2f-45d4-a6db-1e770d8345aP/germ-d30.html 2014-12-30T05:00:00Z At least ten die in ferry blaze in the Adriatic Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/30/ferr-d30.html Both the Greek and Italian ferry services have been under pressure to reduce their operating costs as part of austerity measures dictated by the EU and IMF. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c24f92ac-c9d0-476d-a2c7-0a7daa74aadF/ferr-d30.html 2014-12-30T05:00:00Z Greek presidential election goes to third round http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/24/gree-d24.html If parliament fails to elect a head of state on December 29, general elections will be triggered. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d620e21-1512-47d6-ac8d-cbd2a3c8105B/gree-d24.html 2014-12-24T05:00:00Z Spain passes police state measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/22/spai-d22.html The aim of Spain’s Citizens Security Law is to prevent demonstrations organised outside of the control of the main parties and union bureaucracies. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15bd87ce-3dd5-4669-a5b7-667b5af0831G/spai-d22.html 2014-12-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/wkrs-d19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08038f2d-f4e6-448f-aaea-3e064867194P/wkrs-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z German court stops prosecution of SS soldier involved in French war crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/germ-d17.html A Cologne court announced it will not initiate proceedings against a man who was part of an SS regiment that murdered the inhabitants of a French village in 1944. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6256b8f1-d00d-4bd3-a253-214fe3acd78A/germ-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Xenophobic campaign in Germany leads to burning of refugee homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/ger2-d17.html Right-wing gangs are being encouraged by the reactionary immigration policies of the government and leading politicians. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad1306b6-4586-4ec5-946f-99615e3a6ceD/ger2-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z France’s Socialist Party pushes free-market deregulation with Macron Law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/macr-d17.html In the name of boosting “growth and economic activity”, the bill aims to impoverish the working class and sections of the petty-bourgeoisie in the interests of financial capital. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cc93748-7689-4365-a1d5-d6250e7b78dA/macr-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z General strike against austerity hits Belgian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/belg-d16.html The strike brought the country to a standstill amid mass opposition in the working class to the reactionary Michel government's austerity agenda. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55ad5294-ac49-42c6-93df-c5f578189cdC/belg-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z French neo-fascist National Front defends CIA torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/lpen-d13.html The neo-fascists decided to overlook their anti-American rhetoric and leap to the defense of CIA torturers. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57ad0fad-e0c7-4832-a930-2a4b7cbddd5M/lpen-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z UN agency calls Mediterranean Sea deadliest route for refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/germ-d13.html In the first eleven months of the year, 207,000 refugees have sought to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. Over 3,400 have died in the process. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae514f2a-2b15-4f72-a788-538039d4efdH/germ-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z US torture report exposes European powers’ involvement in CIA crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/euto-d12.html Officials across Europe are reacting to confirmation of CIA torture by insisting that they should enjoy total immunity for their role in the program. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b455aee-4537-4489-9648-dbcf8456f5bA/euto-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/wkrs-d12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41be1519-d646-4f45-a3fe-bf38777a43eL/wkrs-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Rolling Stone magazine and the University of Virginia rape allegations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/roll-d11.html The unraveling of the <em>Rolling Stone</em> feature story sheds a good deal of light on the upper-middle class individuals and groups obsessed with identity politics. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50d8235b-3587-4dac-becc-5aefbcb8f20G/roll-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Protests erupt in Rome against attack on job protection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/ital-d05.html Protests broke out in Rome against the Renzi government’s Jobs Act, a labor reform that removes basic workers’ rights and guarantees. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae6f0c4-9856-4dc2-ae5d-fa33e28ebf4P/ital-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/wkrs-d05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a82ab2a5-7127-45d7-ab30-6ca8a3f03adD/wkrs-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Lufthansa pilots in Germany walk out again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/luft-d04-1.html Pilots and other workers are fighting company plans to expand operations of its low-cost subsidiaries and slash jobs and wages. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9a9ce60-f9a2-4824-84e9-90ad76af04aA/luft-d04-1.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Munich police evict refugees from protest camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/muni-d03.html Refugee protests have been met with violence from Munich police. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43bb959f-9f4e-422b-a2fa-1f9e0fa0b7bD/muni-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Low turnout in Italian regional elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/ital-d02.html In regional elections in Emilia-Romagna and Calabria, nearly two thirds of the electorate abstained from voting. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0279d0a4-1a35-4576-8217-e623e7281bfL/ital-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Political dissidents to be rendered stateless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/pers-n27.html Once again, under the guise of the “war against terror”, the state is accruing authoritarian powers, including the ability to effectively render a British citizen stateless. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5542f690-3c40-4a73-b569-f0c515f27adB/pers-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp returns to profitability and steps up its cuts program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/krup-n26.html ThyssenKrupp is using the international economic crisis to drastically intensify the exploitation of its workforce. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa864ab1-9df9-4f00-aed6-c3803fb647aE/krup-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Netherlands covers up secret pact controlling investigation of MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/mh17-n22.html The imperialist powers have exploited the tragedy as a propaganda exercise for the purpose of threatening Russia. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e918c7c-b3be-47a5-907e-8558c52b439F/mh17-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Greek riot police attack protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/poly-n22.html Athens was placed on virtual lockdown by an enormous police presence just days after tens of thousands gathered to mark the military junta’s crushing of a student uprising 41 years ago. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71cca632-a47a-486c-9baa-35c382ca847J/poly-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Right-wing protests against the Czech president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/anti-n22.html At celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution supporters of the Ukraine regime denounced President Zeman. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/935c3a8e-e400-4fe1-8f08-7de8b226923I/anti-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z