Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ German firm WMF plans elimination of 700 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/wmf-j29.html The main shareholder in the WMF group is the New York-based investment firm KKR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a0638e9-5b3c-41fe-a742-b07688fc6f7B/wmf-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Executive pay at German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp swells amid mass layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/krup-j26.html The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13fe2057-c4b6-4cf0-9baf-4d4b51a7124L/krup-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/wkrs-j25.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beb42b1a-2b6e-478a-9aa0-e27cfc7083eB/wkrs-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Contradictions of capitalism underlie monetary policy dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/bank-j24.html A war of words over monetary policy has erupted between the Bank for International Settlements and major central banks. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2a06c8b-f6f7-4d44-aa43-412584955cdN/bank-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Keolis to operate London’s Docklands Light Railway for seven years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/keol-j17.html The Docklands Light Railway, established to serve London’s financial district, has long been the testing ground for a more generalised assault on workers’ conditions. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52328ec1-bbc7-42bd-8b7c-f98531706eeA/keol-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Pakistani migrant fruit pickers in Greece strike over inhuman conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/gree-j15.html Local police are playing a central role in silencing opposition to the inhuman conditions the workers face, including the non-payment of wages. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/851bbb3b-a77f-468e-a40c-be3f1cdfe02C/gree-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Hundreds demonstrate in Dublin in support of locked-out waste collection workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/irel-j15.html Workers in Dublin are protesting a lockout imposed by Greyhound Recycling. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0570ce0e-5333-4292-aa5f-8adee74120dG/irel-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z German government demands departure of US spy chief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/germ-j11.html The exposure of a second US spy in Germany in five days has unleashed a major scandal. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15e409e9-04ae-4537-b665-87a0ec1c8b2F/germ-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Dozens of refugees suffocate in boat off the coast of Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/refu-j07.html On June 30, the Italian Coast Guard discovered the bodies of 45 refugees in an overcrowded fishing boat. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b1cb82c-f048-4d4d-8131-e7316894d4eB/refu-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Greek power workers threatened with state strikebreaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/priv-j05.html Workers at the Public Power Corporation in Greece began a 48-hour strike from midnight on Wednesday. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b2a6088-04dd-4245-9cf6-db3e5e270f1N/priv-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy denies influence peddling charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/sark-j05.html After being detained and indicted for corruption and influence peddling, Sarkozy denied the charges in an interview on Europe1 radio and TF1 television Wednesday. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ee36302-9fab-474c-b948-6487a7f9f63L/sark-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z German parliament agrees to minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/mini-j05.html The main purpose of the new German minimum wage is to silence critics of the country’s low-wage sector. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0748539a-3f0d-4458-a690-43acdcfa66eO/mini-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z German army to be equipped with drones http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/dron-j05.html On Wednesday, German defence minister Ursula Von der Leyen announced to parliament that the army is to be equipped with drones capable of carrying weapons. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/042de57c-e143-4ab8-969a-c37892b7f25D/dron-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z UK police make one million stop and searches of young people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/stop-j05.html Only 10 percent of searches lead to an arrest and black people are six times more likely to be stopped than whites. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a245b4be-a8e4-4f8f-8fd0-1101675743eH/stop-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z UK unions propose one-day protest strike over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/stri-j02.html Since coming to power in May 2010, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has been able to mount a one-sided assault on the working class thanks to the unions. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecb0fc10-4290-41b7-8417-47a6d59be4cO/stri-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z German automaker BMW reports record sales, prepares attacks on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/germ-j30.html In close collaboration with the trade unions, Germany’s third largest automaker is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ba313ae-f1ba-4ab4-a3bc-57fef030a44N/germ-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Jobs losses at Kellogg’s UK part of global profit drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/kell-j25.html Job cuts form part of the firm’s Global Business Services (GBS) restructuring plans. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dd52c76-8f12-421f-a0da-d74dd1d32f0H/kell-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/eurb-j20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba79ace0-bfec-4af5-9bb6-51743aad4a1J/eurb-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against privatization of French railways http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/rail-j19.html Approximately 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Paris on June 17 to protest the Socialist Party government’s planned privatization of the French railways. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431bf128-776e-4e27-8f0e-bf273aa8204A/rail-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Bulgaria suspends construction of South Stream pipeline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/bulg-j19.html The EU and US have forced Bulgaria to halt construction of a pipeline that would allow Russian gas supplies to Europe to bypass Ukraine. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9093eb5e-76f6-490c-869c-da73b040470A/bulg-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Irish Labour Party members hold ballot for new leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/irel-j19.html The contest was triggered last month by the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c80fd397-9353-42ae-bbb3-f9f7d624d78B/irel-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z French rail workers, artists protest social cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/fran-j16.html Nationwide strikes involving rail and cultural workers reflect rising social opposition to the Socialist Party government. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d15623a-0f8f-4dd0-9afd-d285c8a1c6dA/fran-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z EU torn by conflict over European Commission president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/euro-j14.html Behind the dispute over Jean-Claude Juncker lie divergent interests and national conflicts that place the future of the EU in question. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c49b420-9f13-463e-b934-19f09e38bcdI/euro-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z UK schools witchhunted by government to foster anti-Muslim sentiment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/scho-j12.html The witchhunt began in November when an anonymous letter, now widely accepted to have been a hoax, was sent to the media. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11d958cc-dce6-432c-ada3-4193fffa59fH/scho-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z British NHS patients left without medications by private contractor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/home-j12.html The recent Healthcare at Home debacle underscores the danger to public health resulting from the privatisation of the UK’s National Health Service. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9057dc18-2b4d-4768-ba3f-e250221f7c6N/home-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Ten years since the neo-Nazi attack in Cologne, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/germ-j12.html Tens of thousands gathered in the Cologne district of Mülheim earlier this week to protest against racism and far-right violence. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7f4d709-ea41-44a5-ba3f-371bda243ebH/germ-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Closure of UK colliery exposes role of miners’ union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/kell-j09.html The NUM is promoting a buyout of the pit in which the workforce will have to invest their own money in a venture that has no guarantee of success. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20d77e52-d3a3-4167-b953-2c7d2778cfdB/kell-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z G7 unity shows cracks on Russia sanctions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/g7mt-j06.html While the G7 powers issued a joint statement backing the right-wing regime in Kiev and denouncing Russia, they failed to agree on a new sanctions regime pushed by Washington. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1322a649-4366-408f-af65-bdcbcac78c5A/g7mt-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z European Central Bank cuts interest rate below zero http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/ecbr-j06.html The move is an expression of the fact that, nearly six years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world economy remains in deep crisis. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db562536-dc91-4582-af23-296173f2bc4E/ecbr-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates amid growing unpopularity of the monarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/spai-j04.html The new king Felipe will be crowned on June 18 as Spain faces the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b5e87d0-d0f9-46bf-a03c-aeb952166ccG/spai-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z German firm Siemens to eliminate a further 11,600 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/siem-j03.html IG Metall and the works council defend the company’s competitiveness and profits, not the interests of the workers. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67fb3d96-f6d5-473e-b6f2-de5325f5f77J/siem-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/wkrs-m30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97fe3d8e-579c-4544-a981-7d2dabfb98dI/wkrs-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z The European elections and the crisis of the EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/pers-m29.html The SEP and PSG participated in the European elections in order to provide a perspective for the coming class battles and build sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International throughout Europe. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac28efca-062f-477e-8da6-93ee433c87aP/pers-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z The European election in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/gree-m29.html The results of the election for the European Parliament in Greece reflect the population’s hostility to the government and the EU’s austerity policies. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0856a9a1-1415-49f4-8df2-13d073a93b7P/gree-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Shooting of Spanish politician used to justify Internet crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/spai-m29.html The Spanish government’s response to intensifying social despair and anger is to “cleanse” the Internet. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5699ae05-791e-42f0-b5e9-d3dbddbaefbB/spai-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Police attack immigrant camp in Calais, France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/cala-m29.html Stepped-up attacks on immigrants are the Socialist Party government’s response to the victory of the French neo-fascists in last week’s European elections. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94d66cca-48a0-44c8-9de1-5400c023370J/cala-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z European election results for the Socialist Equality Party (UK) and Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/elec-m29.html The PSG of Germany received 9,852 votes nationwide, while the SEP (UK) obtained 5,067 votes in Britain’s northwest region. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bf6d330-2b79-4e90-985c-790506cf975E/elec-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Participants speak at PSG’s eve of poll election meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/berl-m29.html The PSG were the only ones “who focused their election campaign on the danger of war,” a participant told the WSWS. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f80f7c9f-e76c-403a-9cae-2f5bfed8d04J/berl-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/wkrs-m23.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e5bda0-9863-4a60-b0f5-3810e1fb1deN/wkrs-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Political repression mounts in run-up to Ukrainian presidential vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/ukra-m20.html As the unelected Western-backed regime in Kiev prepares to hold presidential elections on May 25, right-wing forces are attacking and murdering members of opposition parties. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f972c243-984f-4095-b973-ed9a20e6c36O/ukra-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z The Balkan floods and the break-up of Yugoslavia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/balk-m20.html The severity of the floods has been compounded by the fall-out from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, the Bosnian War (1991-95) and the NATO bombardment of Serbia in 1999. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d27fd93b-4dbb-4e42-8a5e-b78980f0c86O/balk-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Greek ruling coalition takes losses in local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/gree-m20.html The central government in Athens suffered a blow in central populated areas of Greece in the regional and municipal elections held on Sunday. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5380c49e-59a3-4d74-af99-cf98c18e74eG/gree-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z SEP candidate Chris Marsden speaks to BBC Radio Stoke and Radio Cumbria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/radi-m20.html Marsden responds to interviewer Stuart George’s questions regarding what the Socialist Equality Party was born out of and what it stood for. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb8ab26-0903-4421-8555-117cfa8a4aeA/radi-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Osram workers in Berlin support PSG election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/osra-m20.html PSG candidates distributed the party’s European election statement “Fight against war” at the Osram plant in Berlin during a shift change on May 15. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f925422-eee9-49f7-908b-7a641028b23D/osra-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z UK rail workers vote down union-backed productivity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/19/rail-m19.html Senior conductors at London Midland depots voted down a productivity package that would have overturned employee protections secured in past struggles. Mon, 19 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/484e195f-3e31-468b-989b-68919efe7f9H/rail-m19.html 2014-05-19T05:00:00Z Lorry drivers protest across Europe against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/17/lorr-m17.html Several hundred lorry drivers demonstrated in Berlin on the first Saturday in May against low wages, part of protests in a number of European cities. Sat, 17 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0f2e46e-bf8a-49ce-b72d-aee68439a1eK/lorr-m17.html 2014-05-17T05:00:00Z Change in leadership of German trade union confederation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/17/germ-m17.html The main focus of the 20th Congress of the German Trade Union Confederation was the change in leadership, with Reiner Hoffmann taking over from Michael Sommer. Sat, 17 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04e0bff9-1393-4ef5-824d-4eab681d1e1B/germ-m17.html 2014-05-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/16/wkrs-m16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae48b08-1096-4888-b4c5-1bc084d4df3H/wkrs-m16.html 2014-05-16T05:00:00Z Protests erupt across Turkey as death toll in Soma mine disaster tops 274 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/15/tur1-m15.html Anger exploded as the government defended the lack of safety precautions at the mine and proclaimed the catastrophe to be inevitable. Thu, 15 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2113d3a0-b666-4619-a622-b4c9abf4e9cL/tur1-m15.html 2014-05-15T05:00:00Z The Detroit model: Permanent rule by the banks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/13/pers-m13.html The Michigan legislature is debating a series of bills to impose a permanent financial authority on Detroit that would remain in place long after the city emerges from bankruptcy. Tue, 13 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d73494dd-f7e8-4a2b-92cb-a0c18253bb0N/pers-m13.html 2014-05-13T05:00:00Z The fraud of the official campaign against the United Kingdom Independence Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/09/ukip-m09.html The hypocritical, cross-party campaign is being organised by Migration Matters Trust, a coalition of politicians, business representatives and trade unions that calls for a public debate on immigration. Fri, 09 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a7a28a2-7dcb-4702-bc85-126da9b08c5P/ukip-m09.html 2014-05-09T05:00:00Z Russia seeks fresh accommodation with US over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/08/ukra-m08.html The Western powers consider elections in Ukraine politically imperative to reinforce the claim that the government of oligarchs and fascists imposed by the February putsch has a democratic mandate to rule. Thu, 08 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c296735-2108-45b3-bb4c-2979cdf1a1aE/ukra-m08.html 2014-05-08T05:00:00Z German Greens incite conflict with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/08/gree-m08.html Ralf Fücks, a leading member of the Green Party, has accused the German government of weakness in the Ukraine crisis. Thu, 08 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b098510-5636-479b-9f8b-a5a42446f42J/gree-m08.html 2014-05-08T05:00:00Z French government set to impose wage cuts demanded by the banks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/08/fran-m08.html French President Hollande is under increasing pressure from the European Commisssion and the banks to cut wages and create a flexible labour market. Thu, 08 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92a240bd-7ee0-4b04-bf0f-f8159f09b74H/fran-m08.html 2014-05-08T05:00:00Z ICFI meeting in Paris on May 11 for the European elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/08/pari-m08.html Thu, 08 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1393a31a-9053-4c98-9cac-81c8a4a88d2H/pari-m08.html 2014-05-08T05:00:00Z RMT union sabotages London Underground strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/08/tube-m08.html Just hours before the second 72-hour walkout was due to begin, the RMT union announced it had “suspended” the action against job losses on the London Underground. Thu, 08 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdbbb2cc-d5d7-42de-bc9a-359dbcd8352E/tube-m08.html 2014-05-08T05:00:00Z Washington responsible for fascist massacre in Odessa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/03/ukra-m03.html The killings expose the brutal character of the right-wing government installed in Kiev. Sat, 03 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f41ca38-9129-4b6a-a948-437a7616558C/ukra-m03.html 2014-05-03T05:00:00Z German government thwarts investigation of NSA scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/03/snow-m03.html While Chancellor Merkel was being welcomed at the White House Friday by President Obama, the Bundestag (parliamentary) Committee of Inquiry into the NSA received a government file opposing the questioning of whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Sat, 03 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e27eec7e-9c8b-4234-950f-f23b52f0d08B/snow-m03.html 2014-05-03T05:00:00Z Irish government creates police unit to target social welfare claimants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/03/irel-m03.html The government’s 2014 budget aims to slash social spending by €2.5 billion. Sat, 03 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bee5d831-16b6-4abb-9d4a-b66c032ca61N/irel-m03.html 2014-05-03T05:00:00Z London Underground workers in 48-hour walkout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/30/tube-a30.html The second 48-hour strike by workers on the London Underground over ticket office closures and job losses has severely disrupted transport in the capital. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd46bf13-99f8-4bcc-ac88-6694af84d72B/tube-a30.html 2014-04-30T05:00:00Z Does Washington want war with Russia? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/pers-a24.html The evident desire of Washington to provoke a military conflict with Russia has brought the world to the brink of a catastrophic confrontation. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b184f73-37bb-436a-8044-890e8b21d65J/pers-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Germany: The political bankruptcy of the peace movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/paci-a24.html The annual pacifist Easter marches adopted the war propaganda of the German government and NATO. Participation was correspondingly low. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/990bd701-2ae2-4795-be70-28db85b0f28M/paci-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Family doctor services “under severe threat of extinction” in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/nhs-a24.html The Royal College of General Practitioners warned that general practice care is being destroyed by health care cuts. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cd80ee5-0d92-4944-b685-6e09dd3a53cA/nhs-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Oppose the fracking operation at Barton Moss http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/frac-a24.html The following statement has been issued by Robert Skelton, candidate of the Socialist Equality Party for the North West England constituency in the upcoming European elections. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee2f4da6-6f8b-40a5-b30c-7551c5f1080K/frac-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Obama, NATO escalate anti-Russian campaign over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ukr1-a17.html On the eve of Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington and NATO threatened to escalate economic and military measures against Russia. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4f5d248-1e1e-4365-acc2-e63210518f3L/ukr1-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Ukrainian troops reject orders from US puppet regime in Kiev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ukr2-a17.html Ukrainian troops sent to the eastern part of the country have refused orders to suppress opposition to the right-wing imperialist-backed government in Kiev. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/254eecd9-7e4f-4a62-8281-ff71d22202dK/ukr2-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z French intelligence collects all data of France Telecom/Orange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/oran-a17.html French intelligence services are collecting all the data of Orange’s customers with no restrictions, oversight, or legal foundation. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b77a1436-36eb-4cf3-9cdf-02fca664a6bD/oran-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z SEP holds first European election meeting in North West England constituency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/manc-a17.html SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden told the first European election meeting, “Our programme has stood the test of time. We ask you not just to vote for us, but to join and help build the SEP.” Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f4ce0f7-6011-4eec-9bd4-ae0c16529d9E/manc-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z EU Africa summit plans increased European military intervention in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/euaf-a17.html The summit dispatched more troops to the French-led war in the Central African Republic, amid a broader escalation of European imperialist intervention in Africa. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03666cf3-4d11-42c7-b8e2-13465156b8eL/euaf-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Munich Greens demand cancellation of Russian orchestra conductor’s contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/germ-a17.html The crisis in Ukraine has led to sharp conflicts over the proposed conductor of the Munich Philharmonic orchestra. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5630ecda-f03f-4d58-9cba-a51c65b4d4aL/germ-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Guardian’s Zoe Williams tries to rehabilitate Tony Blair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/blai-a17.html Britain’s ruling elite, above all, want to erase the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in order to prepare even greater crimes. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10087a47-533f-4a8a-9148-e56958c977fN/blai-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Manchester meeting: “It’s like a blindfold being taken off” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ints-a17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to several members of the audience at the SEP European election meeting in the North West England constituency. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec550113-fdc1-4225-bbb1-f92e5abe695P/ints-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Spanish government attacks democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/spai-a15.html Madrid is escalating its attacks on democratic rights in response to widespread opposition to the social catastrophe produced by its austerity measures. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37b7a4fd-e47e-4bd9-849b-4772e4b6140I/spai-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z US-backed regime drops deadline against east Ukraine protesters, but threat of war remains http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/ukra-a12.html The dangers of a civil war and a US-provoked war with Russia still hang over the people of Ukraine, despite the Western-backed regime in Kiev backing away from a 48-hour deadline for a violent crackdown on protesters in eastern Ukraine. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d886e804-1c0f-4d5f-a17c-2bf012cb803N/ukra-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z UK campaigners against police killings hold demonstration and rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/alde-a12.html The protest reflected growing anger at police brutality and impunity. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba5dbb52-c691-4751-8825-55811612076N/alde-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Civil war looms as pro-US regime threatens massacre of east Ukraine protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/ukra-a11.html Plans for a bloody crackdown by the US-backed regime in Kiev threaten to plunge Ukraine into a civil war that could draw in Russia and the NATO powers. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eae4e7c-e3f4-42f5-85da-b512a2739caP/ukra-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z German government planning major military build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/germ-a11.html The German government is using the mounting conflict between NATO and Russia to massively rearm the army. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89049fbc-6437-4b63-afc7-9f16be2eaa8I/germ-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z On eve of Merkel visit, massive anti-austerity strike in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/gree-a10.html The strike call was widely observed, but few workers attended rallies called by the two main union confederations, which have helped implement deep social cuts. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44dc8c3a-e15a-421c-9ed8-979e354b029B/gree-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Imperialist hypocrisy and lies on eastern Ukraine protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/pers-a10.html US allegations that protests in eastern Ukraine are a Russian conspiracy are intended to justify a bloody crackdown and new escalation of the Ukraine crisis. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb93c1be-4155-4be3-8c38-bd88397d7c6P/pers-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Ukrainian regime announces utility price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/ukra-a10.html Over the course of four years, Ukraine’s Western-backed, ultra-right government plans to implement a 120 percent increase in the cost of natural gas for households. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0271ac7-2392-4312-a547-355517cf614D/ukra-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z German Left Party MPs vote for military deployments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/left-a10.html The April 9 vote by Left Party members for military intervention marks a further shift to the right by the party. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c97cc076-2fc3-4270-8504-c635fae883bK/left-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z German secret service paid undercover agent “Hitler’s birthday” premium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/germ-a10.html In recent weeks, there have been a series of revelations about the German secret service’s systematic build-up of neo-Nazi elements in the 1990s. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f62f674a-41c9-4fd2-b0fb-af2a36bd13fO/germ-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z France’s new government: A political turning point for Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/pers-a05.html The appointment of Manuel Valls as France’s prime minister on a pro-austerity, law-and-order platform exemplifies the rightward shift in European politics. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e233eb8-df87-4d5c-98ff-b4376f4a020O/pers-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z EU and Ukrainian regime seek to discipline fascist Right Sector http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/ukra-a05.html Since the February putsch in Kiev, ties between the supposedly “democratic” regime installed by Washington and its fascist allies have become increasingly tense. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c68a04ba-21c6-4f0a-97d0-73c3695a295C/ukra-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Slovakian presidential election won by non-aligned millionaire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/slov-a05.html The bankruptcy of all the established parties has provided fertile ground for the rapid political rise of the millionaire Andrej Kiska. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7e4c9dd-cd8c-48d6-8904-832f239c8ebN/slov-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z The rightward gallop of the Bosnian pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/bosn-a05.html The pseudo-left in Bosnia treat major historical issues with contempt and associate with forces with longstanding counterrevolutionary records. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67f0ca30-a0e6-406f-b31c-5df6b351f82P/bosn-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z French government vows deep attacks on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/fran-a03.html Socialist Party officials called for shock therapy against the working class as ministers of the new cabinet of Prime Minister Manuel Valls were named. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68811466-c07e-4842-83fd-2c7f00bd921I/fran-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Eastern European states demand stronger action against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/east-a02.html Eastern European governments have fully supported the right-wing US and EU-led coup in Ukraine and are now demanding intensified military action against Russia. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19bf3dc9-082a-4af0-9a5f-cc73edc1cbcP/east-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Spokane, Washington police kill man as he surrenders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/spok-m31.html Police officers in Spokane, Washington shot and killed a man Wednesday as he was walking out of his house in compliance with their orders. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ab81174-fe41-47c6-aca8-69ae3affaa4H/spok-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z UK National Union of Teachers stage one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/teac-m29.html The strike forced 3,000 schools—12 percent of the total number of schools—to shut their doors completely. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/581b16c5-3edd-4909-a335-917674e9de4K/teac-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/wkrs-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ba6a68-cc79-4162-8a75-8cace34817eB/wkrs-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z What accounts for the electoral victories of France’s neo-fascist National Front? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/pers-m25.html The National Front can appeal to social discontent only because pseudo-left groups such as the New Anti-capitalist Party block all expression of working class opposition to the austerity policies of the Socialist Party government. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4106b92b-b567-4321-8b9b-dbca9f06333N/pers-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Spain: One million march in Madrid against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/madr-m24.html A mass demonstration on Saturday in the Spanish capital Madrid protested growing austerity, evictions, unemployment and poverty. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e78941da-8887-4c1c-b394-08c8405fe30A/madr-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Germany: 24-hour warning strikes in public sector http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/germ-a24.html A 24-hour strike on Wednesday saw public sector workers down tools throughout large parts of the state of Hesse. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beca8d44-139e-4b0c-9bf6-32bf6aa4094D/germ-a24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/wkrs-m21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a95814-e807-4884-ae10-b3084fdc3a7A/wkrs-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z March 18 protest against social cuts in France: A political dead end http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/fran-m19.html Workers see one-day protests called by unions that are negotiating austerity policies as a political charade. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7df87dd7-8122-4e8b-9435-ea9ef5c53e3M/fran-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Polls predict victory for right-wing Fidesz in Hungarian elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/hung-m19.html Despite catastrophic social conditions, polls anticipate that right-wing Prime Minister Victor Orban will emerge victorious in parliamentary elections on April 6. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54ff2632-a9bb-44d8-b6a6-af4c5060416C/hung-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z US, EU threaten retaliation as Crimea votes to join Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/ukra-m17.html US and EU officials pushed for sanctions and military escalation against Russia after Crimea rejected the Western-backed, far-right regime in Kiev and voted to join Russia. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aab0053-415d-490a-9675-e3081016a5cE/ukra-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Alex Callinicos: An imperialist apologist writes on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/call-m14.html Callinicos happily forgets what he wrote in 2008 because he is intent on defending the putsch carried out by Washington in Kiev and insisting that Russia is the imperialist aggressor. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cb39d3a-0fbc-4acc-bb23-4c3b55d63a1C/call-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z