Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ Italian Prime Minister Renzi announces constitutional referendum for December http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/01/ital-o01.html The referendum is a step towards authoritarian forms of rule and lays the basis for fierce attacks on Italian workers. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b000e55-8b1d-4ed3-a68f-295719c930cM/ital-o01.html 2016-10-01T05:00:00Z Crisis at Germany’s Deutsche Bank intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/bank-s30.html Following the plunge in Deutsche Bank’s share price to its lowest level since 1983, Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, has announced a major restructuring. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a054a727-b065-49e8-b48a-e8e2c2fea25G/bank-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Push to install right-wing Spanish government splits Socialist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/psoe-s30.html On Wednesday, half of the Spanish Socialist Party’s Federal Executive resigned, launching an inner-party putsch aiming to force the installation of a right-wing government. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8eb3ed-f9c5-4fe0-a1b3-37019f2399cG/psoe-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Irish unions call off Dublin bus strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/dubl-s30.html The unions are winding down the dispute and paving the way for the defeat of their members’ struggle. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9158082-5bfa-4a1a-b172-69a6cde258eM/dubl-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Berlin police shoot Iraqi refugee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/berl-s30.html The young father of three was shot dead after reacting to the alleged sexual assault of his six-year-old daughter by another man. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36dc7bc1-f0fd-4e63-83b6-2cae325af7bL/berl-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z The Verdi union’s despicable role in the breakup of Germany’s Kaiser’s Tengelmann retail group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/kais-s30.html Roundtable talks, secret negotiations, time limit extensions—the unions are seeking to ensure nothing prevents the smooth sell-off of the retail chain. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa45547c-7728-4781-bcc2-f907f32352eL/kais-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Vienna refugee conference reaffirms Europe’s closed-border policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/refu-s29.html The conference has underscored the inhumane and reactionary content of German Chancellor's Merkel’s refugee policy. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2026ac06-9127-48ce-b6b2-6e4ff811f3bB/refu-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z British Medical Association sells out struggle of UK junior doctors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/docs-s29.html The isolation and defeat of the doctors' struggle is the result of the collective efforts of the entire labour and trade union bureaucracy. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/898420dd-1d75-4317-8c22-2894695f815O/docs-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief outlines preparations for nuclear war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/nuke-s28.html Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a chilling speech in favor of nuclear escalation to US Air Force personnel in charge of launching strategic bomber and missile attacks. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c2a01a-614d-4dce-a3c2-3118306f4aaJ/nuke-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party conference: Corbyn again prostrate before right wing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/corb-s28.html British Labour leader Corbyn wants to preserve the unity of the Labour Party because he represents only a left-talking faction of the apparatus. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5980f26-c07e-4f99-8c9e-6cf65f9414aL/corb-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Polish Parliament approves ban on abortion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/pola-s28.html The latest ban on abortions is deeply reactionary and represents an attack on the democratic and social rights of the working class. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/363207b8-1b9f-4fae-9a6a-65090445866K/pola-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z German Left Party on a war footing for participation in federal government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/left-s27.html The Left Party has reacted to the recent Berlin state election with a sharp shift to the right. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0aea0e7-d48b-401a-8a6a-2ae76a35a4cD/left-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Lesbos fire highlights tragic situation of refugees in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/gree-s27.html Around 60 percent of the camp was destroyed, including sleeping tents and clothing supplies. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4ed13b4-3d8f-4c28-b003-055fbbbb806B/gree-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z German supermarket chain to be broken up with thousands of jobs lost http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/germ-s22.html The trade unions and the SPD have given their seal of approval to the destruction of jobs, wages and workers’ rights in the store chain merger. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ba0c4d0-a959-4e6c-9608-85ec3efaba3A/germ-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z Sweden upholds Assange arrest warrant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/assa-s22.html The significance of the Swedish decision is underscored by the revelations from WikiLeaks, which have led US news outlets to declare they could determine who becomes the next American president. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11b37192-a025-4c25-bbfb-3992d214946D/assa-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z German government steps up anti-refugee agitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/germ-s21.html German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her party’s historic low in the Berlin state election to distance herself from the so-called “welcoming culture.” Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dacfc31-b1c2-4c57-8fa9-355e03a9121D/germ-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Young Euro Classic: International music festival in shadow of European Union crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/youn-s19.html The summer music festival was held in Berlin for the seventeenth time and attracted an audience of 26,000 to the Berlin concert hall at the Gendarmenmarkt. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c439e6e1-10b6-4cf0-9cf1-b9805e50d80K/youn-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Divisions erupt at post-Brexit Bratislava summit as EU calls for military-police build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/brat-s17.html Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi refused to attend a joint press conference after the summit and publicly attacked EU proposals on economic and refugee policy. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40f9da41-e93d-4b4a-bb83-1442007332dA/brat-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z SEP candidate prevented from speaking at tenants’ meeting in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/berl-s17.html A candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit was barred from speaking because he intended to criticise the privatisation policy of the Left Party and the SPD. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f84807c-6189-4076-9587-bf2d5f609c2L/berl-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Many UK museums face closure due to funding cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/muse-s16.html Museums are being forced to absorb a one-third cut in public funding and the pressure of falling visitor numbers due to the economic crisis. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b94b3f09-d931-4e1c-9dcf-3c75d1c8f99H/muse-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z European Commission President Juncker calls for state-build up and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/euro-s15.html Two days before Friday's post-Brexit summit in Bratislava, Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the EU faces “an existential crisis” and called for police-state build-up and war. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f4eb76c-c351-4268-b10d-8290b5e86deH/euro-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Berlin election: Pseudo-left supports right-wing election campaign of the Left Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/pseu-s15.html The Revolutionary Internationalist Organisation and Socialist Alternative are backing a so-called red-red-green coalition, pledged to austerity and anti-immigrant policies. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d14a485d-15bc-498f-b438-6aa00ee7053O/pseu-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Polish and British governments exploit attacks on Polish immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/pola-s14.html Attacks on Polish immigrants in the UK are being exploited by the Polish and British ruling class to strengthen their alliance, amid deepening divisions within the EU. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f2bae2-7044-494f-b99f-e25fa090b43D/pola-s14.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z German weekly <em>Die Zeit</em> defends Al Qaeda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/zeit-s13.html <em>Die Zeit</em> is angry that the Russian-American accord on Syria instructs the “moderate rebels” to distance themselves from Al Qaeda. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/820fe465-2fc5-48d0-9ae9-774eaac761bK/zeit-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z French unions join far-right movement against refugees in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/cala-s12.html The CGT is inciting nationalist hatred to divide the workers and disorient their opposition to the wars and social cuts of the French government, which it helped elect. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc163e10-e071-4a10-a3cf-576bf477b46F/cala-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z The reasons behind the failure to form a government in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/spai-s10.html The failure to form a government is not based on deep political differences, as all the contending parties are committed to austerity, the EU and NATO. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5614a2a6-ccb8-4b7c-b639-223d59621f5F/spai-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Earthquake disaster aggravates social crisis in Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/ital-s10.html Two weeks after the earthquake in central Italy on August 24, it is clear that the devastation and loss of life was not due to a “natural disaster” but corruption and government indifference. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f68b24e2-dc56-4434-930f-152e9ffaef3D/ital-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Working conditions worsen in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/germ.html Working conditions in Germany have worsened significantly. Evening, night and weekend work as well as both paid and unpaid overtime are on the rise. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df07166f-fc4f-4f75-90eb-63a69aab1acH/germ.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Appeal by Berlin Senate candidate Andy Niklaus: Workers need their own party! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/andy-s09.html Andy Niklaus has worked for the Berlin Transport Company for 25 years and is running as a candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in the Berlin Senate elections on September 18. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/092e4259-2895-489d-955e-e4264d66969G/andy-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z British Medical Association calls off junior doctors strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/doct-s08.html The junior doctors have been isolated by both the trade unions and by the Labour Party, with a key role played by party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b076a9d8-52be-4411-be9b-ce4b85a4bd7D/doct-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z “Stand Up against Racism”: A right-wing alliance in support of an SPD/Left Party/Green coalition government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/berl-s08.html A few thousand demonstrators gathered last Saturday at Adenauerplatz in Berlin to drum up support for a Social Democrat/LeftParty/Green coalition government. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0de7f377-969d-4f91-8b55-a56eeb36ae9B/berl-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z The right-wing threat in Germany and the need for a socialist party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/germ-s07.html It is anger against the establishment parties, including the Left Party, and the absence of a progressive alternative that boosts the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e565e6cd-d9db-4d36-9f06-61e29bd7420I/germ-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Corbyn offers olive branch to right wing as purge of British Labour Party escalates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/corb-s06.html By September 24, when Labour’s leader is elected, it is highly likely that well over 200,000 people will have been barred from voting for Jeremy Corbyn. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4235f2a-db59-4635-8ef2-aa01c5e23b7C/corb-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z German Luftwaffe begin NATO patrols over the Baltic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/nato-s05.html NATO’s growing operations in Eastern Europe heighten the danger of direct conflict with a nuclear-armed Russia. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c2ac651-19bb-402f-b9b6-4ad1b9c3aedN/nato-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Warmongers united: Germany’s Left Party welcomes former top army general http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/link-s03.html On World Peace Day, the German Left Party invited the former Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr and chairman of the NATO military committee to a meeting in Hannover. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69e2cbab-9a50-4c7d-ba0e-aaf84008a35M/link-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z UK: Further National Health Service hospital closures and cuts to be imposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/nati-s03.html A recent House of Commons Select Committee report found the National Health Service to be in a state of near collapse and hinted that in the future patients might have to pay for services. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21a3a015-864d-4532-8e1b-5cbfe35e25eK/nati-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z Irish government crisis over Apple’s €13 billion tax dodge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/appl-s01.html The EU’s decision to fine Apple for failing to pay taxes has triggered a major crisis in Irish ruling circles. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a670848-734d-4284-a15a-b902242be21A/appl-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Spain’s public debt reaches record levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/spai-a31.html All the major parties—Popular Party, Socialist Party, Citizens and the pseudo-left Podemos—are committed to upholding the payment of the debt. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac7fcaa8-8614-4b9a-b8ce-3aa773ff63cG/spai-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z UK: Corbyn, Brexit and the so-called progressive alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/brit-a31.html There are increasing efforts to link up the Labour Party, the Greens and the various nationalist blocs in Wales and Scotland on the basis of a pro-EU program. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72108d55-9eff-4dd8-b2e1-5b7f1aa76f5B/brit-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z PSG election campaign: Anger at the government’s new civil defence guidelines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/germ-a31.html Berliners discuss the growing war danger and social conditions in the capital with supporters of the Socialist Equality Party. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ed3259a-e3be-4bc3-a78c-e8703d3c75dM/germ-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z German vice chancellor says talks on US-EU free trade agreement have failed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/ttip-a30.html The discussions on the agreement demonstrate that transatlantic conflicts are growing. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b37f33b-90c6-4c85-8970-87724f51384P/ttip-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z UK household debt, excluding mortgages, tops a third of a trillion pounds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/debt-a30.html In 2015, there were an estimated 13.2 million “debtor households” in the UK, containing 31 million people. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039666b7-98fc-404b-8a19-b8411e31a10B/debt-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Sarkozy launches French presidential bid based on anti-Muslim hysteria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/sark-a29.html The former French president called for returning to universal military service and imposing measures that would turn France’s Muslim population into second-class citizens. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c745a0ed-6f2b-473e-a494-2fd7577f8bfE/sark-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z French woman arrested, fined for wearing Muslim headscarf on Cannes beach http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/siam-a29.html In an unprecedented attack on freedom of religion and on France’s Muslim community, local police are moving to effectively criminalize the wearing of Muslim headscarves. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b766ffef-c15a-4e8b-86f4-9b052e22a1aI/siam-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z 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 Bosnian Serb referendum inflames tensions in the Balkans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/bosn-s27.html The referendum went ahead despite the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court ruling it illegal. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6481b107-ac9f-4d66-a614-a5b8472c004N/bosn-s27.html 2016-07-27T06:00:00Z 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