Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ Oppose the witch-hunt of Ken Livingstone! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/pers-m02.html Ken Livingstone, accused of anti-Semitism, is the target of a smear campaign aimed at discrediting all criticism of Israel and shifting the Labour Party still further to the right. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8384d6-aff3-4a17-b1ec-cd6a4255a54D/pers-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Volkswagen works council and IG Metall back executive bonuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/vw-m02.html While thousands of workers are losing their jobs due to the emission scandal, top executives are reaping huge bonuses. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7975d816-7db1-40c9-b350-db74bec3b59N/vw-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Workers and youth in Amiens speak out against French labour reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/amie-a29.html A WSWS team spoke to protesting youth who unanimously criticised the strategy of the trade and student unions as insufficient to struggle against the labour reform. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7856e622-71d9-41a9-9968-9c5070c71aaC/amie-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z German public sector union holds “warning strikes” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/verd-a29.html Selective strikes are taking place in the public sector across Germany this week, but the Verdi union is determined to impose attacks on wages and work conditions. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8599ee64-16b1-49c4-9f8d-3c6f160b50cG/verd-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z IYSSE meetings in Germany oppose militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/iyss-a29.html The IYSSE held public meetings in Bochum, Frankfurt and Berlin to discuss the return of German militarism and the danger of a third world war. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/556684a4-8fea-4811-86e3-7091c9f751bO/iyss-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/euro-a29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9899fcfb-d30e-4017-b3e3-74ef2fe6f87G/euro-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z In run-up to labour law protest, French rail workers stage one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/brus-a28.html The trade unions, seeking to block the entry of workers into struggle against the labour law reform, organised no meetings or protests on the strike day. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af6a2e32-efba-4db3-8406-12a2bf78891N/brus-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Vast increase in “zero-hours” labor contracts in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/zero-a28.html Under zero-hours contracts, workers must be ready to work whenever required. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4233c98-2b0d-4d13-a5d5-40be398799dE/zero-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Hillsborough inquest: Ninety-six UK football supporters unlawfully killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/hill-a28.html The verdict in the longest jury case in British legal history vindicates the campaign by the families and supporters of the 96 Liverpool Football Club fans killed 27 years ago. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a441233-7d41-49d3-87cd-0bc2bcb947bO/hill-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z The Hillsborough disaster as it unfolded http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/time-a28.html The death of 96 Liverpool football supporters on April 15, 1989 was followed by a 27-year cover-up. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f46f0c8c-4a96-461a-8550-8cc2622e6f3B/time-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Public support for UK junior doctors strike grows as government insists they must be “defeated” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/docs-a27.html The strike by 45,000 junior doctors in England is the first stoppage in the history of the National Health Service to be held without emergency care being provided. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d596715-8245-482a-b43b-b0b4a718328G/docs-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Poland’s Patriot Act: PiS government proposes new anti-terrorism law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/pola-a27.html Cynically utilising the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Polish government is hastily introducing its own version of the USA Patriot Act. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/474152b0-b811-4d8f-916e-0d3b3192c3eE/pola-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z More than 50,000 junior doctors begin two-day strike in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/docs-a26.html Junior doctors have refused to back down in the face of government threats, but the danger is their isolation at the hands of the health unions and the Labour Party. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ffe8c37-c2d0-43f2-a774-05aeff41628I/docs-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Berlin college rector protests police intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/raid-a26.html On April 2, around 30 police stormed into Alice-Salomon College, forced all students and tutors present into the main auditorium, blocked all exits and collected personal information. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83ff9c39-5553-4d2c-bae2-a627c4c8054A/raid-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z UK Chancellor touts Treasury analysis to promote European Union membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/brit-a22.html The claim by Chancellor George Osborne that the European Union will guarantee prosperity for British families is absurd. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b8c7da2-97ca-47c4-87d8-30a4f41edb7L/brit-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z German government backs draconian refugee “integration” law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/germ-a22.html The planned legislation does nothing to help refugees, but is instead an attack on basic democratic rights. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7a67f5a-d265-4fbb-9757-81c31d6fbdbL/germ-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Podemos pleads with Socialist Party to form a government in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/spai-a22.html If a power-sharing agreement is not reached by May 2, new elections will be held on June 26. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3709867-9dfa-4ff0-9844-3b923b8178dE/spai-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Divisions grow over European Central Bank policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/ecbm-a22.html German criticism of the ECB’s negative interest rate regime is not the result of differences over monetary policy philosophy but is rooted in the political economy of German capitalism. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23061951-4de1-4b0b-ad86-8abaf59a3e0J/ecbm-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/euro-a22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc7bae63-7c18-4fb4-b293-6d75c6f25bfJ/euro-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Steel producers summit threatens stepped-up trade war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/stee-a20.html The focus of the Brussels summit on the global steel crisis was “promoting structural adjustment” through job losses, deregulation and trade war measures against China. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8b43373-1656-44c6-bca6-89e86d371ddK/stee-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean: An imperialist crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/pers-a20.html Thousands of deaths by drowning are accepted, if not welcomed, as collateral damage required by the campaign to keep desperate refugees out of Europe. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72b2ea5f-e912-456d-b40a-2f6e9ba35a2O/pers-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Hundreds feared dead as another refugee boat sinks in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/refu-a19.html According to reports, hundreds more refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on the first anniversary of the worst refugee boat disaster to date. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f18a166-2187-4f17-94f8-7cb488abf06M/refu-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Hollande sheds crocodile tears over refugees in Lebanon visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/leba-a19.html French President François Hollande began his four-day trip to the Middle East, visiting Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, to boost economic and military ties amidst escalating war. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/785d9811-3d46-496b-a7dc-cc563eb533aM/leba-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Belgian police arrest six suspects in March 22 Brussels attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/brus-a19.html Mohamed Abrini’s accomplices were all known to intelligence services, as were their aliases and their movements, but they were not arrested. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f9304f9-409f-46e9-a601-71c09261b1eP/brus-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Rail unions declare support for UK exit from the EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/leav-a19.html The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union and the train drivers union ASLEF claim EU membership is “bad for Britain in general and bad for the railway in particular.” Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ace1201-4d6c-4b1b-ae04-bc7ee44a912H/leav-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z US-Russia tensions flare in Baltic Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/usru-a18.html Washington’s aggressive military build-up throughout Eastern Europe, in close collaboration with its NATO allies, has brought the entire region to the brink of war between nuclear powers. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfff6880-bbcf-4fd8-9597-7690a16e2b4O/usru-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z VW hands out massive bonuses to company executives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/volk-a18.html The granting of bonuses to executives at VW illustrates how management is reacting to the exhaust emissions scandal, which has resulted in losses and potential fines. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee206396-9ccc-41f1-a8eb-ff97032959eE/volk-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z People’s Assembly demonstration promotes Corbyn’s anti-austerity fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/peop-a18.html Large numbers of junior doctors currently involved in industrial action took part in the protest, which also included student nurses and steelworkers. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06758280-f792-46c8-b5ad-2bdf692a0c8A/peop-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z The political significance of the campaign for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/pers-a18.html The SEP urges a rejection of both the defenders of the European Union and the advocates of a British exit from the EU in the official Remain and Leave campaigns. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/615b43d6-fe17-4291-a972-a0c50e44a94I/pers-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z UK Brexit referendum campaigns officially begin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/brex-a16.html The referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union is taking place under conditions of a deepening crisis for the Conservative government of David Cameron. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1c601cf-2c6c-4831-9754-547446de4cfB/brex-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Conflicts over European financial policy point to coming attacks on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/euro-a16.html Criticisms by German officials of easy-money policies at the European Central Bank were bitterly denounced by British, French, and US media and politicians. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c74bee30-b5b2-48aa-9617-699483dd9c0G/euro-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z German Chancellor Merkel gives green light for prosecution of satirist Jan Böhmermann http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/sati-a16.html The prosecution of Böhmermann for his denunciations of the Turkish president sets a precedent for censorship and political repression in Germany. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1022cf65-10ef-4ec7-87a4-66638f335cfE/sati-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Labour’s Corbyn pledges to lead pro-EU referendum campaign in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/corb-a15.html The intervention by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in favour of Britain remaining in the EU is vital for the ruling elite amid growing popular hatred of the Cameron government. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12f7adb8-7d70-4c53-a7a4-39fb9e790f9N/corb-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Belgian air traffic controllers launch wildcat strike at Brussels airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/cont-a14.html The working class throughout Belgium and Europe must come to the defense of the striking air traffic controllers, who have taken a courageous stand against attacks on retirement. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a142f9-686e-4f77-8f54-41a2ff1c2f0D/cont-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z German undercover agent employed National Socialist Underground terrorists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/nsu-a14.html A construction company belonging to an undercover government agent employed the National Socialist Underground terrorist Uwe Mundlos after his disappearance. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53e4684e-a5a5-4591-b9ce-8b990bddbb8C/nsu-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Steel day of action: IG Metall, employers and German government demand trade war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/stee-a13.html The German metalworkers union IG Metall organised the rallies as a backdrop for management and government representatives to demand protective tariffs and trade war measures against China. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e57b6ace-76a5-4218-928a-b7186a9790dG/stee-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z UK: Unions work with asset stripper to impose cuts at Tata Steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/tata-a13.html Plants will be taken over only on condition that wages, conditions and pension rights are decimated. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/142e9db1-9d1c-42b5-8f22-0693460bd07C/tata-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z International Monetary Fund discussed forcing Greek debt default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/gree-a12.html A leaked teleconference transcript published by WikiLeaks exposed differences between the European Union and IMF on how to enforce a third austerity package. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03811216-935d-452a-ab53-c3de7e34d3dK/gree-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z French police attack demonstrators protesting anti-worker labor law reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/fran-a11.html The decision of the trade unions and their political allies not to call workers on strike alongside protesting students left the PS government free to assault the demonstrators. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e52c2142-5172-4010-8c68-285fd4d9f9eG/fran-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Macedonian police use tear gas and rubber bullets against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/refu-a11.html Greece and the Balkan states stepped up police violence and repression in the wake of the EU’s deal to deport refugees en masse to Turkey. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d4fa0d1-d459-4f2f-a8ba-ecc47f0203eP/refu-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z UK White Paper paves way for the destruction of public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/acad-a11.html The Conservative Cameron government is demanding that all schools are converted into academies, which are state funded but privately run, by 2022. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdf818bd-ff82-4ea4-b78a-13f381b83edA/acad-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors speak out during latest strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/ints-a08.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to junior doctors on picket lines around the country. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56d6c27f-cb6d-4af7-b418-1e58364519bK/ints-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Panama Papers revelation triggers political crises around the globe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/pana-a07.html As pressure builds on Britain’s Conservative government over the tax arrangements of Prime Minister David Cameron, it is becoming clear that the Panama Papers are merely the tip of the iceberg. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc0e9e54-d660-41c9-afea-77c80c1942eI/pana-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Tax avoidance scandal wracks Iceland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/pan2-a07.html Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson announced his resignation Tuesday, before subsequently declaring that he had merely stepped aside temporarily. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/794b43b7-fb7a-4ea1-b3a2-e851509e969F/pan2-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Junior doctors face political fight to save National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/doct-a07.html Junior doctors have demanded more effective action after Health Secretary Hunt announced he would impose a new contract by August 1. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d399805-a0e3-4a3a-91c8-f96759f443fO/doct-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Hundreds arrested as French police assault student protests against labour reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/fran-a06.html Police are trying to intimidate youth in the run-up to the next major protest by workers and students, on April 9, amid rising anger with austerity and the state of emergency. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c75c9c4-c2df-41bf-ada8-13515425dd7H/fran-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Youth and workers in Marseille speak out against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/mars-a06.html WSWS reporters in Marseille discussed with youth and workers who mobilised yesterday against the El Khomri law. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45f1b7ad-2739-4179-ad9b-15b51076410K/mars-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z After four days of fighting, Azerbaijan, Armenia call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/azer-a06.html Doubts persist over how long the ceasefire will last, as the Caucasus and the Middle East have been put on edge by escalating imperialist wars and economic crisis. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f90db83-5074-4b60-be90-5709dec41dcG/azer-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza: Full partner in historic crime against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/pers-a05.html The police-state measures and summary deportations employed by the Syriza government against refugees are of a piece with its relentless attacks on the Greek working class. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faf673dd-b466-4dfb-9723-336940c672eK/pers-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Syriza and European Union begin mass deportations from Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/refu-a05.html The brutal actions against refugees and the militarisation of Europe are directly linked to the intensification of the attacks on the working class in Greece and throughout the continent. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431e3e8c-1cc3-41f1-a592-e71e7538d33I/refu-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z The working class in France mobilizes against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/pers-a04.html The attempt to promote hysteria over terrorism to suppress popular opposition is failing in the face of a growing radicalization of workers and youth. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85d963af-a58c-4860-866c-3a0b6f38a0cI/pers-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Syriza government carries out mass deportation of refugees from Greece to Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/gree-a04.html Thousands of people are being deported as part of the deal to seal off the “Balkan route” to refugees fleeing the war zones of the Middle East. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27fcb2b0-6526-4508-aae2-b02444304e5M/gree-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting erupts over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/nago-a04.html The conflict threatens to escalate into a broader war between Russia, Armenia’s main backer, and Azerbaijan’s ally, Turkey, and behind Turkey, the entire NATO alliance. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f09b2710-9e86-4ff4-9384-e9d04ba4c98B/nago-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z UK Tata Steel operation at centre of escalating trade war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/tata-a04.html The Labour Party and the trade unions have responded to the planned closure of Tata Steel’s UK plants with demands for protectionism and trade war. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8ae5c8f-b6fd-48c2-856e-9cb70d76843J/tata-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Spain’s Podemos prepares for coalition talks with Socialist Party, Citizens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/pode-a04.html Podemos is playing the instrumental role in the possible formation of a PSOE-led government to continue imposing austerity on the workers in Spain. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17b12927-25d4-48b6-a004-ff1b9629377H/pode-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z French workers, youth defy state of emergency to protest austerity policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/fran-a01.html As many as 1.2 million people participated in demonstrations Thursday across France against the draconian anti-working class policies of the Socialist Party government. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b25768d-0681-4b85-ade6-a85f3fc9cebD/fran-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z US deploying additional armored brigades to Russian border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/nato-a01.html The US military is preparing to deploy some military equipment and thousands of troops directly on the Russian border as part of a “permanent footprint.” Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d990efd5-5094-4549-bea3-46cea6a018bN/nato-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Marxism and the pseudo-left: David North interviewed at Leipzig Book Fair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/dnor-a01.html Following a presentation of the new German edition of <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left</em>, North was interviewed by the newspaper <em>Schattenblick</em> on the theoretical and political issues addressed in his book. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8070662e-c722-4a24-800f-0f4163c519aE/dnor-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/labo-a01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3edb1911-e648-4664-8535-f4869fab733D/labo-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Forty thousand jobs threatened as Tata Steel announces end of UK operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/tata-m31.html Neither Labour leader Corbyn nor the trade union bureaucracy proposes any struggle by steel workers in defence of their jobs. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6f63bfb-2ea5-42a9-9ac3-acf5a3064ffA/tata-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Hungary strengthens state security powers after Brussels attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/hung-m31.html The Hungarian government plans to expand surveillance of telephone and internet data. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ff3762a-e5fd-40a5-9863-c6cf2000b74O/hung-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z European Court rubber-stamps police murder of Jean Charles de Menezes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/mene-m31.html Judges ruled that the UK had not violated article two of the European Convention of Human Rights protecting the right to life. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb343391-717e-48b6-b354-60ec270e14cB/mene-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Intelligence accounts raise more questions on origins of Brussels, Paris attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/brus-m30.html As NATO powers tried to discredit accusations that they relied on terrorists in their war in Syria, they downplayed signs that ISIS was developing a terror network in Europe. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdd61b35-e506-4338-b7d5-83510e1befaF/brus-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Germany’s Deutsche Bahn to slash 2,100 rail freight transport jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/deut-m29.html Works councillors and union functionaries have already indicated they are prepared to cooperate in implementing the cuts, the first step to a further wave of consolidations. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ad97567-90cb-4905-b560-7faf99d5d3dM/deut-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z UK Junior doctors dispute at a crossroads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/nhsf-m29.html The imposition of a draconian contract on 55,000 junior doctors is a test case for restructuring employment conditions for the entire workforce of the National Health Service. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c6b2b5-602f-47ad-aefb-82089ded01bD/nhsf-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Ireland’s Easter Rising—Part three http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/eas3-m29.html The Easter Rising was a seminal event in Irish history, the lessons of which the working class must assimilate. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1edbb4b3-27e9-4262-870b-bcec60e6710M/eas3-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z French students speak out against austerity and state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/fint-m25.html Students protesting the French labour reform expressed their opposition to the Socialist Party’s austerity measures, state of emergency and imperialist wars. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcbff37d-0f8f-44af-a5fd-7016fde87baK/fint-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z UK dockers strike suspended by Unite union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/dock-m25.html From the start, Unite made clear that it sought nothing more than good relations with Forth Ports to carry forward their shared interests. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd4c82c1-336e-4b6b-b95a-65ea6e47f10B/dock-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z The Belgium bombing: Why the dots are not connected http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/pers-m25.html The extent of state intelligence foreknowledge in the Brussels attack explodes the official narrative that intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots.” Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28bffc5d-c5b7-4f72-9c46-1c7a2a37c45H/pers-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader’s plea for nationalism and the free market economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/wage-m25.html In her book <em>Wealth without Greed</em> (<em>Reichtum ohne Gier</em>), the leading Left Party politician advocates a strong, protectionist, ethnically and linguistically homogeneous national state. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a74f8ce-9e6f-4c95-804f-28871968278F/wage-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Belgian authorities had “precise intelligence warnings” of Brussels bombings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/belg-m24.html Claims that the attacks in Brussels that killed 34 people occurred because Belgian and allied intelligence agencies somehow failed to “connect the dots” are not credible. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf25a0f3-711e-4172-aad5-f06c0320461B/belg-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Electoral success of AfD strengthens far-right forces in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/afds-m24.html Seventy years after the collapse of the Nazi regime, Germany’s ruling elite is responding to the global economic crisis and the growing war drive by building a right-wing movement. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/608006a3-232a-4cd9-b584-63fad9d3d4dD/afds-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z 200,000 jobs threatened by Norway oil industry crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/norw-m24.html Norway’s ruling elite insists that the relatively high wages in the oil industry be slashed. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0cd6a78-513e-4167-b865-730786485f7N/norw-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z The terror bombings in Brussels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/pers-m23.html This horrific attack targeted innocent people in no way responsible for the imperialist wars that have devastated the Middle East. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdccd501-fa34-4131-8df0-70540fd600aJ/pers-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z European Union-Turkey deal to expel refugees comes into force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/eure-m22.html The same powers that have routinely invoked “human rights” to justify war in the Middle East are denying refugees the right to seek protection from the disaster these wars have produced. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/186284d0-7445-47b7-a6a8-5a6b6b3b3c5P/eure-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam arrested in Brussels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/abde-m21.html Astonishingly, Europe’s most wanted man, on the run from police for four months, was hiding near his parents’ apartment in the heavily-watched Molenbeek district. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/564d3487-3238-411d-8b0d-868057332c6O/abde-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party whips up law-and-order hysteria after Abdeslam arrest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/vall-m21.html As it cultivates Islamist forces in a war for regime change in Syria, France is citing the danger of terror attacks as a pretext to escalate attacks on democratic rights. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8bdbb8d-de40-462e-9df8-d0a65cae00dO/vall-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Berlin senate speeds up deportations of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/refu-m21.html The new refugee passport system serves above all to sort asylum seekers according to their national origin, religion and usefulness and to make faster deportations possible. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/399d4427-848b-47f9-92ce-9a2f5e8bcc4P/refu-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Spanish youth protest education reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/spai-m21.html The protests targeted the “3+2 Decree,” which increases the amount of unpaid, in-company internship time required in university courses of study. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6eed7cd-9ce3-4e9a-b097-34db1aa2999P/spai-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Podemos enters government talks with Spain’s social democrats, conservatives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/pode-m18.html The broaching of alliances between Podemos and openly right-wing parties is a warning sign that the ruling class is preparing deep new attacks against the workers. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b9de065-4b38-4fbf-aa3d-b2f45094515J/pode-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Living standards fall and discontent rises in Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/reco-m18.html In a sign of the population’s intense economic distress, retail trade levels in Russia have fallen to their lowest level in 40 years. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14fc622b-0a52-466a-9504-a994b98778eP/reco-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Germany: Siemens cuts another 2,500 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/siem-m18.html Siemens management announced the cutting of a further 2,500 jobs on March 9, with motor plants in Bavaria being hit hardest. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df1e98bc-194b-49ff-8470-d9855020bd5H/siem-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z French government, trade unions rework reactionary labor reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/fren-m17.html The unions and the Socialist Party want to channel workers’ opposition to the most unpopular government since World War II behind minor changes to its hated reform. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9cb7cec-db7f-429a-a55e-5f8dc27277dI/fren-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Constitutional crisis in Poland continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/pola-m17.html The move to the right by the Polish government has exacerbated the crisis in the EU and led to growing tensions with Germany. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cf375a7-1e4a-477e-8316-5264ba0c3d3F/pola-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Glasgow City Council workers strike against cuts and poverty wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/glas-m17.html Another round of spending cuts imposed by the Scottish National Party government on behalf of the Conservative central government is likely to cost as many as 15,000 job losses. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59a999ab-dd5a-43d7-810c-b72e6cf93d7P/glas-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Shadow Chancellor McDonnell pledges UK Labour Party to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/mcdo-m15.html McDonnell said ensuring Labour’s credibility on the economy to big business was “the struggle of a generation.” Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61ca23fa-68bc-42ec-9add-8d06b06ec8dJ/mcdo-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z English National Opera chorus to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/oper-m15.html The action was announced on the steps of the headquarters of Arts Council England. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b8f7f7f-c850-48e3-8dfd-60de8923be1P/oper-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn deletes criticisms of EU from his web site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/corb-m14.html There is nothing that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn once proclaimed as an issue of political principle that he will not jettison. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7d934f5-096d-4a94-8571-417b0d0cbc3D/corb-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Workers, students march against French labor law reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/fran-m14.html The brutal police crackdown in Lyon underscores that, under cover of the state of emergency, the Socialist Party aims to illegalize constitutionally protected protests. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c46150-41e2-4097-8932-7963c329774H/fran-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z What do the electoral gains of the right-wing Alternative for Germany signify? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/hess-m11.html The AfD, which achieved 13.2 percent of the vote in its first outing in the Hesse municipal elections, is a party created from above, not a movement from below. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d86044f-915b-47a4-b06c-95a042ab294C/hess-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z The refugee crisis and the polarization of Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/pers-m11.html Large sections of the population look on the brutal conditions of refugees with horror and disgust, but the official political debate takes place within a narrow spectrum ranging from the right to the ultra-right. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be9f8de7-adb4-46b3-b44f-b4496bb473bC/pers-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Striking cashiers and dockers interrogated under French state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/casi-m10.html The unprecedented attack on the right to strike is yet another warning of the anti-working class character of the state of emergency imposed by the Socialist Party. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a15331fe-1c97-40be-bdc4-d99178c527dO/casi-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs at Bombardier hit Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/bomb-m10.html In Germany, the works council and IG Metall trade union are working hand-in-glove with management to implement job cuts. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac770c19-ff52-422e-a070-2723f227d27M/bomb-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z UK energy firms rake in profits as “fuel poverty” escalates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/ener-m09.html In recent years, the annual profits of British Gas averaged £584 million. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49c76cd4-6752-4ec4-b53a-f2d3e3111faB/ener-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Campaign for UK exit from the EU dominated by nationalism and big business interests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/leav-m08.html The “Leave” campaign speaks for a layer of the British ruling elite that regards the EU as a constraint on the pursuit of Britain’s national interests. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7179cb9-610e-46cf-b267-7a616b91532P/leav-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Attempt to form PSOE-Citizens government coalition in Spain collapses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/spai-m07.html The social-democrats had appealed for “progressive” forces to support their alliance with the right-wing Citizens party. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b94b8d1-80bc-42ab-a6e3-db7333fd6ceI/spai-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z European Union threatens summary mass deportations of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/eurf-m04.html As growing numbers of refugees flee imperialist wars in the Middle East, the EU is preparing draconian attacks on democratic rights to prevent them from coming to Europe. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15c92455-cb19-4f4a-ae05-b87eb4d697aM/eurf-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z