Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/euro-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/915f3bed-2a9d-4c49-93f0-0eaaa95ac9dH/euro-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Tsipras’s surrender rejected as Berlin pushes for regime-change in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/gree-j02.html Senior German officials said that no matter what terms Athens offered, Berlin would seek to force a change of government in Greece. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61c27cd7-5acd-4504-997b-f1356f26b8eL/gree-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Protests grow as Greek referendum nears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/athe-j02.html While the more wealthy layers of society defend austerity and support a “yes” vote, workers and poor people want to vote “no.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae8f4b5-4af7-4e39-98ed-2c99a10dac0O/athe-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/intv-j01.html Workers interviewed by a WSWS reporting team in Athens, Greece, spoke out against austerity and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/941a6a51-0204-46e1-9a40-a64575530b6D/intv-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Germany: IG Metall union suppresses opposition at ThyssenKrupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/krup-j01.html IG Metall at Thyssen Krupp is trying to stifle all opposition and erect a sophisticated system aimed at policing workers at the factory. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b814fb6-e62d-4023-bd61-ce8bb9b2060C/krup-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z UK: Another £22 billion in “savings efficiencies” in National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/heal-j30.html The government’s claim that the second round of “efficiency savings” will be accomplished through better procurement and efficient rostering of staff is fraudulent. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6256fb88-5d7e-4f72-b5cd-47c7b6510b7J/heal-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z European energy firms agree to expand Nord Stream pipeline with Gazprom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/russ-j30.html Differences within the European Union, as well as between the EU and the US, are emerging over energy policy and relations with Russia. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6077bfe6-0865-4c7d-aed2-334424301c8I/russ-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Protests continue in Armenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/arme-j30.html Demonstrators demanding a permanent reversal of electricity rate hikes remain on the streets in the capital of Armenia, a key ally of Russia in the Caucasus. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faac7bca-7742-409d-aefb-b05f92ec553M/arme-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Syriza’s fraudulent capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/cont-j30.html Billions of euros have been taken out of Greece by wealthy individuals and corporations in order to make a financial killing if the country goes back to the drachma. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/936e57c3-ff17-4bed-ba89-9ab5824dd01L/cont-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z UK unions abandon strike threat at Tata Steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/tata-j29.html A spokesman for Tata Steel indicated that the company believes it has made gains at workers’ expense. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40354d50-3b0d-49c7-b7f9-aa78f3417e3H/tata-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Ver.di seeks to impose sellout of German childcare workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/care-j27.html Many workers who had placed great hopes in the strike are incensed over Ver.di’s behaviour. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0df723a-b926-4f6b-98ad-2eb561b02d1C/care-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z US, NATO powers intensify preparations for nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nuke-j26.html NATO officials revealed plans for a more aggressive nuclear strategy to counter “Russian aggression,” just days after US war planners called for a new generation of nuclear weapons. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89ec4c5-dfd9-4010-a315-9063e77fb79G/nuke-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z German child care strike delegates rebuff union president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/unio-j26.html The arbitration proposal brought by the ver.di leadership to end the month-long child care workers strike would amount to a freeze in real wages for 240,000 workers. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0ad95f7-ea17-4821-b783-bd9acf3f3f5D/unio-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Dortmund: Steelworkers protest against plant closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/work-j26.html Workers denounced management and demanded strike action at a workplace meeting at the Hoesch sheet steel works (HSP) earlier this month. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/238b12f8-e9bd-498d-99cd-82760483337I/work-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Political issues in the Greek debt crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/pers-j26.html Having built its entire policy around denying the possibility of socialist revolution, Syriza is proposing ever deeper attacks on the working class under the EU’s direction. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aa06400-80c6-4f45-aff8-56eb19b8d99B/pers-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/wkrs-j26.html The <em> World Socialist Web Site </em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c93dd5c-c4f0-4e8c-bfd4-a06359f85eaL/wkrs-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z EU rejects Syriza’s austerity proposals at euro group summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/gree-j25.html The EU is demanding even deeper cuts, beyond the austerity measures Syriza agreed to over the weekend after capitulating to the EU’s previous demands. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81ce45fd-6342-4e3a-bf24-58d407eb63cB/gree-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Striking Berlin hospital workers denounce austerity, staffing cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/char-j25.html Several hundred nurses and care workers gathered at the Ministry of Health on the second day of the strike at Berlin’s Charité Hospital, Europe’s largest health facility. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c13f96-b812-44f4-a4ed-b95ea407b9cC/char-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief outlines war preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/pers-j24.html The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afa1b549-e7dd-479a-8c41-3e34dfcee5bN/pers-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z The role of Ver.di and the Left Party in the Berlin health workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/stat-j24.html The precondition for a successful struggle at Berlin’s Charité is a break with Ver.di and its workplace organization. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b04e129-a48a-4d02-bde2-a63ca6858f7G/stat-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z After Syriza’s concessions, EU demands more austerity at Greek debt summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/gree-j23.html While approving Syriza’s capitulation to its demands for deep cuts in pensions and health care, the EU called for further austerity measures as a precondition for a deal on Greek debt. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e91652ec-9c06-400d-b31e-c894c1562e6D/gree-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Far right makes major gains in Danish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/denm-j23.html The sharp shift to the right by the Social Democrats has prepared the way for the emergence of xenophobic and nationalist forces. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7d4d7cc-1bbd-4db6-b96f-afff70def55B/denm-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Germany arrests Al Jazeera journalist on warrant issued by Egyptian junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/alja-j22.html The arrest of Ahmed Mansour is a signal from Berlin that it views repressive measures by military dictatorships as politically legitimate. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00671fd-181b-4b9a-b66c-b7fee4bc7efA/alja-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Syriza offers last-ditch concessions prior to EU summit on Greek debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/gree-j22.html Greek Prime Minister Tsipras heads to the summit under the threat of a deliberately imposed economic catastrophe and expulsion from the eurozone. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28b1804e-fb78-4b37-8ce2-2106cd67416A/gree-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z NATO rapid reaction force exercises in Poland target Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/nato-j22.html Germany has taken the lead in the latest in a series of military training exercises in Eastern Europe aimed at escalating the war threat against Moscow. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ab050b5-9282-4e3e-8fb0-4028baab341D/nato-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Ukrainians testify to a life of poverty and violence under US-backed government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/uwor-j22.html The WSWS recently spoke with Ukrainian workers and students on the current state of social and economic conditions under the right-wing regime of Petro Poroshenko. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b52a544-79df-47f2-86a7-9bdc52d4a2fB/uwor-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Nurses strike at Berlin Charité clinic in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/stri-j22.html Nurses and other caregivers at the largest university hospital in Europe are walking out against understaffing and the sacrifice of patient care for profit. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73042208-8b33-4928-bbc1-99fea212d99M/stri-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z European Central Bank extends credit on fears of Greek bank collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/gree-j20.html The brinksmanship of the EU and ECB threatens not only the decimation of the Greek economy, but a potential domino effect that could impact on the entire European economy. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0eb92192-d8f5-40d5-a2b8-05d8b7fdd7cI/gree-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Belgian and French authorities move to seize Russian assets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/russ-j20.html Implementing a ruling handed down by the Hague, law enforcement officials are working to seize billions of dollars of Russian assets in Europe and around the world. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56667828-4fdc-4ad4-95ee-2df8ad9356fP/russ-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z German Left Party on course to join the government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/left-j20.html The naming of Wagenknecht and Bartsch to the leadership of the Left Party fraction in parliament is another step towards participation in a federal coalition government. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/708ebac7-988d-493b-800a-ba016d7af75H/left-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Polish government plagued by spying scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/pola-j20.html Only a few months before parliamentary elections this autumn, new revelations about a spying scandal have plunged the conservative Civic Platform into crisis. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b893f6b-c752-4f2a-9ddf-c5a92e83d86H/pola-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Why the German media refuses to report Humboldt University students’ defense of Münkler-Watch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/humb-j20.html Not a single article has appeared in the German press noting the IYSSE resolution passed June 11 by the student parliament of Humboldt University. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cd2382b-a520-49cf-b04a-680eafd0abaF/humb-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/wkrs-j19.html The <em> World Socialist Web Site </em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05dbd68f-81f8-4b2e-a08d-3a226a3cd24C/wkrs-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z German secret service involved in NSU far-right terrorist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/nsug-j18.html Evidence linking the state with murders committed by far-right terrorists continues to mount. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03597a1c-d0d7-42eb-b938-efef373009fL/nsug-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Global refugee crisis worst since World War II http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/refu-j16.html An Amnesty International report released Monday provides a sense of the disaster produced by global capitalism and the operations of imperialism throughout the world. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b422d83-16fd-40c5-8652-8daf94dcfa4I/refu-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z The way forward for the working class in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/pers-j16.html Workers across Europe and internationally must oppose the assault on the Greek working class by the European Union and its political defenders. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a9feb79-6c1e-41fe-a29c-8a9b2c5afc7J/pers-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Global stock markets fall on fears of Greece debt default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/gree-j16.html Stock markets in Athens and internationally fell sharply Monday after the collapse this weekend of talks on Greece’s debt crisis. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00a8214-5017-4ccf-93fe-53bdb2e8a03M/gree-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Wages fall and poverty rises in Russia as government axes services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/russ-j16.html As the Russian state imposes austerity policies and the country slips into recession, indices mount of growing hardship facing the population. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2bcaacd-3b73-4ca1-8613-fa124028790M/russ-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Trial collapses after threatened exposure of UK backing of Syrian terror groups http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/tria-j15.html Defendant Bherlan Gildo was essentially kidnapped by the British state and charged with crimes for which it was in fact culpable. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3612a1b-c37c-4691-930f-cbad4214bf8N/tria-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z The Magna Carta and democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/citi-j15.html Today, 800 years after the Magna Carta, the international working class confronts an historic assault on its fundamental democratic rights. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cb4fe8d-40cf-4d0b-9f46-f6e300232d6E/citi-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/euro-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1181a0bc-a80e-4364-a009-7fa1fa7cc30F/euro-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs in French nuclear energy industry threaten 6,000 jobs worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/fran-j10.html Electricité de France, which is acquiring nuclear energy firm Areva and threatening mass layoffs, is sitting on cash reserves of tens of billions of euros. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c1d593f-47aa-4c6d-9e18-d7a63e005d6P/fran-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Germany: The reactionary politics of IG Metall and the works council at Siemens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/siem-j10.html IG Metall has responded to the announcement of layoffs at Siemens by calling for increasing the company’s competitiveness at the expense of the workforce. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7716e6e6-b321-4578-85c6-5c301f90e91F/siem-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z G7 leaders escalate war threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/ukra-j09.html Government heads issued new threats against Russia a day after British officials announced that US nuclear weapons may once again be stationed on British soil. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d0f410c-7662-4215-9dd7-040a0ee46e9M/ukra-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Obama, Merkel present united front for more austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/gree-j09.html With the talks on a knife-edge, Syriza is bending over backwards to make an accommodation based on the austerity measures demanded by Greece’s creditors. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c88c5f1e-1cee-415c-ac9f-bc98fa0e780K/gree-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Socialist Party promotes Hollande in run-up to 2017 French presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/frps-j09.html The PS, France’s ruling party, is signaling to the ruling class that it is best placed to contain opposition from the working class. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b6bcf97-42b7-4953-b68e-6c6c09b8e77J/frps-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z German ver.di trade union calls off childcare workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/germ-j09.html Many childcare workers are furious over the sellout of the strike. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71dba633-7b69-4042-8c9c-fe666e201feP/germ-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z In Brussels talks, Greece moves closer to austerity deal with EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/gree-j04.html The Syriza-led government is trying to work out the details of its capitulation to the austerity program demanded by the European Union and the banks. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9cf10a7-9273-4ef7-a157-e69dcb0a44cD/gree-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Mass abstention in Italian regional elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/ital-j04.html The right-wing Lega Nord was the main beneficiary as Italy’s governing Democratic Party lost significant support amid low voter turnout. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e69878c2-c757-4bd5-a24c-1e5f3933311N/ital-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z FIFA head resigns amidst US-led campaign over bribery scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/fifa-j03.html Sepp Blatter announced his resignation Tuesday in the face of immense pressure from the United States and European powers, upset above all by his closer relations with Russia. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/523df837-3bab-4cfd-8edb-dbf4ef5fbfdB/fifa-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z G7 conference to take place behind wall of high security http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/stat-j03.html The massive security operation is aimed at cordoning delegates from opposition to the deeply unpopular policies being pursued by the leaders of the imperialist governments. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24b52527-c278-4700-a1ba-d69366c8762I/stat-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Finland government commits to austerity, moves towards NATO membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/finl-j03.html The new government plans to implement a significant shift in foreign policy, integrating Finland still further into the US-led anti-Russian NATO alliance. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/010a62a2-444e-466a-8de9-14223caf62cP/finl-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z European Union squabbles over refugee quotas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/eure-m30.html While military intervention on the coast of Libya to destroy refugee boats is welcomed by all member states, the question of accepting refugees has unleashed a fierce dispute. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c41375-5967-425d-9407-fca09255302H/eure-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z UK Prime Minister Cameron tours Europe lobbying for EU reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/came-m30.html Cameron received a fairly hostile reception in France, a country occupying a special position of enmity for the Tory right and the UK Independence Party. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6fc86a2-3b78-4ed0-89f7-88b185726feO/came-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Spanish telecom workers strike against “precariousness and slave labour” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/tele-m30.html The Telefónica-Movistar workers’ struggle has received widespread support, but the bankrupt perspective of the unions is endangering the strike. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85f98269-e1b0-4345-8654-ff638da923dP/tele-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Spanish telecom strikers: “We have to resist until we achieve something” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/tel2-m30.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to striking Spanish Telefónica-Movistar technicians and installers. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9675e60e-fcca-498a-9614-a9b226eddcbL/tel2-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Works council elections at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp: What way forward? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/thys-m28.html The problems confronting ThyssenKrupp workers in Duisburg cannot be resolved on the basis of a trade unionist strategy. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed51f07f-7abc-4cb6-903b-29c5842a1dfF/thys-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Spanish regional elections mark further break-up of two main parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/spai-m26.html The result reflects popular opposition to the austerity policies pursued by both the Popular Party and the Socialist Party. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bd8b4b0-4066-4fb3-950f-3393ffb94c2E/spai-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/ukra-m25.html Kiev is slashing subsidies to basic goods in order to funnel money to the regime’s Wall Street creditors and increase military spending on the war in east Ukraine. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ddbc268-9534-459e-9392-62eff88f2faE/ukra-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Ten years after riots, French police cleared in deaths of Clichy-sous-Bois youths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/clic-m23.html The ruling reveals the impunity enjoyed by police, as the ruling class depends ever more directly on law-and-order hysteria to stabilize its rule. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b5595b8-7426-4790-9e0f-f5c9187be17K/clic-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z France boosts military spending, recruits more youth into the army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/fran-m23.html The army is set to be France’s largest recruiter in the coming year, as the country plunges billions into the armed forces amid a broad military build-up across Europe. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e4b6d66-5382-453c-98ad-f4bced42f15P/fran-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z UK rail unions call off strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/rail-m23.html The unions have betrayed a large strike mandate and disarmed rail-workers in the face of a ferocious assault by the incoming Conservative government. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3a7d4fa-428c-4c24-9b87-0a8707b7199M/rail-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ union calls off strike and agrees to arbitration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/gdll-m22.html The strike was called off Thursday, the day before the Bundestag takes up the contentious “contract unity” bill, which would essentially ban strikes by smaller unions in an industry. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73ce8f2c-b7fd-4f36-a36a-eb53b5edd78O/gdll-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Greece edges towards collapse as troika demands new austerity plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/gree-m20.html Without further loans, the Syriza government, which has pledged to implement austerity measures, could default on an overall debt of €300 billion within weeks. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98acb2aa-a829-4769-ac8e-eff6687eba3F/gree-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Spanish elections: Support for Podemos declines amid predicted losses for main parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/pode-m20.html Podemos’ earlier rapid rise was a sign of the volatile political situation and the collapse in support for the Popular Party and the Socialist Party. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5d2516e-971d-48d7-83b2-0f78086dfb0M/pode-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z UK government counter-terrorism bill would criminalize speech, political activity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/terr-m18.html The proposed legislation would give the state the power to require an “extremist” group or individual to submit any written publication to the police before it is printed. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/257ffe78-f316-4f9c-b3e4-14db385fcc2H/terr-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/euro-m15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to <a href="http://www.wsws.org/wsws/dd-formmailer/dd-formmailer.php">contribute</a> to this regular feature. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35afa77e-16ba-427b-8763-8e3b2bc74e9J/euro-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Nationwide strike by child care workers in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/stri-m14.html Striking workers in child care and social services confront not only their employers, but also the trade unions. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63791c62-83ee-4add-9a2f-a57367159ffP/stri-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Swedish Supreme Court rejects Julian Assange’s appeal of arrest warrant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/assa-m13.html The ruling is another blatant trampling on the democratic rights of Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8142f58a-01bf-4251-bd20-e64ffcca82aO/assa-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z German SPD achieves worst result in Bremen state elections since World War II http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/brem-m13.html The outcome of the Bremen state elections exposes the immense gulf between official politics and the working class in Germany Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbd61c0d-2814-4080-86da-da8e06c6b87A/brem-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Berlin police powers strengthened http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/berl-m13.html The changes to Berlin’s police powers reveal a mentality that places so-called security needs above the protection of civil liberties. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80fb90bd-ac2d-4cc1-a348-4b00d215e9dJ/berl-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Siemens announces massive job cuts worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/siem-m12.html The new job cuts were agreed upon between the trade union, works council and management. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37a3b170-370a-4bed-a2c1-6921e1383dcM/siem-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Seventy years since the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/pers-m09.html The boycott of the May 9 celebrations in Moscow by the US and Germany is bound up with their alliance with fascistic forces and their virulently anti-Russian foreign policy. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a0f9fb1-5676-4877-974b-383f5900389H/pers-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Polish presidential election expresses growing hostility towards Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/pola-m09.html The campaign has been characterised by agitation against Russia and the promotion of a military build-up. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/731eea04-e6a0-47a6-800a-f7882df13feL/pola-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z VE Day in Germany: War commemoration and war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/veda-m09.html Previous commemorations of the end of the Second World War were dedicated to shared reflection on the past, now they revolve around current conflicts and future wars. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6152da8-918a-4165-9734-fb4e6e11d7fC/veda-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Italian parliament adopts new election law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/ital-m08.html The reforms will provide the government with more room to act independently of the will of the electorate. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeb3297a-18c2-45db-a8f9-7b197eaaa0bE/ital-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z French National Assembly passes draconian electronic surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/rens-m07.html The law retroactively sanctions the mass spying already carried out by the intelligence services and formally sets up the surveillance infrastructure of a police state in France. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a83c161-8fea-4b8c-910d-8cda0a80f2dK/rens-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The British election as seen from Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/brit-m07.html The European media regard the British general election as a source of economic instability and a step towards the fracturing of the European Union into its national components. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90f3d707-6735-4848-8dbd-ba6a340bf68K/brit-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Russell Brand performs volte face and urges Labour vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/bran-m07.html Brand won popular support for standing out against the very claims he is now making. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa7864d7-cba7-4665-ae3a-8243a5311beP/bran-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z NATO begins largest anti-submarine exercises ever in the North Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/nato-m06.html In a provocation aimed at Russia, the annual NATO naval exercises include forces from non-member state Sweden for the first time. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0ec09fd-b33e-4df2-b850-c13ea5df3c1A/nato-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z German foreign intelligence service aided NSA spying in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/bnds-m05.html The BND has been spying on leading European politicians and companies on behalf of the NSA for decades. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e4aafc9-57f9-44d1-93d0-dfc0574c1abE/bnds-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Anger mounts among Greek retirees as Syriza threatens to withhold pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/gree-m02.html The Syriza government delayed pension payments while continuing to repay the banks. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9775f0fc-ebee-437a-a177-8024f6c3db2D/gree-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z European Union steps up repressive measures against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/refu-m02.html The EU’s militarized anti-refugee measures do not stop at the Libyan coast, but are being extended to Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Mali and Niger. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2aedfc1a-7e47-4190-9e46-28edd056d31G/refu-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Governing parties suffer defeat in Finnish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/finl-a29.html The aggressive US-led drive to encircle Russia in eastern Europe and the Baltic will be one of the main issues confronting the incoming administration. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fb7df75-86f6-4bea-85ae-7ab47ae5244I/finl-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Syriza-led government prepares new austerity measures against Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/gree-a28.html After European finance ministers ruled out any concessions to Greece, the Syriza-led government called an emergency meeting to draft new austerity measures. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef21fd8d-46b6-4e66-beb8-5744fb148caF/gree-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Governing parties suffer defeat in Finnish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/finl-a00-a28.html The aggressive US-led drive to encircle Russia in eastern Europe and the Baltic will be one of the main issues confronting the incoming administration. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9d9cb91-decc-4d03-9e2e-994a04aeeb3D/finl-a00-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Stress and speedup in German GM-Opel plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/gmop-a27.html The IG Metall trade union is collaborating with management to pressure workers to increase output at GM-Opel factories. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cb3301d-7c31-4d54-a5dd-44292871558B/gmop-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z EU steps up police and military operations against refugees after special summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/summ-a24.html The special summit of the European Union yesterday in Brussels was dedicated to the construction of “Fortress Europe” and the efforts of the European powers to recolonize Africa. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7917149-50e5-401f-91e5-79a5e3a0016J/summ-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z French police arrest student on charges of plotting Paris terror attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/terr-a24.html The Socialist Party government is seizing on the recent terror plot in the French capital to legitimise anti-terror and spying measures. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcee974b-03ec-477e-bd20-3178bca3d0fH/terr-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z German train drivers strike for seventh time in a year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/germ-a24.html Deutsche Bahn management is delaying talks with German train drivers’ union (GDL) until the enforcement of a new law that will effectively outlaw strike action. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b808a08-d0d2-4a94-a58a-58a07967712L/germ-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/wkrs-a24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0801fd7-1664-4326-b28f-c62552ee335C/wkrs-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Workers at Germany’s Postbank begin indefinite strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/post-a23.html As part of its gradual takeover of Postbank, Deutsche Bank has carried out a radical cost-cutting program, including outsourcing and wage cuts. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4612e8e3-a116-4a18-8145-f566941f181I/post-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z More layoffs as global oil price slump continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/oils-a18.html The world’s largest oilfield service company, Schlumberger, announced this week that as a result of declining oil production it will cut 11,000 jobs worldwide, bringing the firm’s total layoffs so far this year to 20,000. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edf8059c-089c-4634-b280-5beedc487dfB/oils-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z European Union, banks ramp up pressure on Greece’s Syriza government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/gree-a17.html The Syriza government is responding to EU demands for austerity by looting Greece’s cash reserves and preparing further austerity measures against the working class. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f267076-944f-441d-a200-179def4be94L/gree-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Germany: Behind the conflict at Volkswagen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/back-a17.html A public attack by Volkswagen chief executive Ferdinand Piëch on the chairman of the board has provoked a leadership crisis at Europe’s largest auto company. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85f3eb55-8783-4a5b-a47b-08956021c95O/back-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/wrks-a17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c0e8411-9975-46de-9662-7e9fc86792fG/wrks-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z