Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ Right-wing minority government formed in Bulgaria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/bulg-n15.html The formation of a far-right minority government led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his party will intensify the crisis in the European Union’s poorest member state. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e559ee6b-f838-49dc-9115-a98b51c1701H/bulg-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z <em>Still The Enemy Within</em>: The 1984-85 British miners’ strike according to the pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/enem-n15.html The central problem with the documentary is its promotion of the state capitalist Socialist Workers Party’s perspective, which lets the Labour Party and the unions entirely off the hook for the betrayal of the miners. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e412f4d-a3dc-418e-89ab-0449b0e0df0E/enem-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z German intelligence agency plans major expansion of spying powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/bndi-n14.html In an attempt to catch up with US and UK spy agencies, the BND is implementing a major upgrade. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3085ea9-0fd5-4edc-af3d-c08d469d0e8K/bndi-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z German train drivers face political struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/trai-n14.html By shutting down the train drivers strike, the leadership of the GDL union signaled its readiness to collaborate with the government. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e36e4afd-e0f8-47e6-bf03-f93cc8fd2cbB/trai-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/wkrs-n14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52759739-f96f-499a-8d1e-f15375565bdL/wkrs-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Catalan independence poll mobilises core nationalist vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/cata-n11.html Turnout for a poll that was heralded as decisive for the future of Catalonia was just 37 percent. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8295110-33f6-437a-bb45-6f422aba3d2M/cata-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Students occupy hundreds of schools throughout Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/gree-n11.html Students protested a new testing regime that pits schools and students against one another in competition for education resources. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c491ec7b-effd-44ba-95de-cf24f660b2cK/gree-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z German GDL union shuts down train drivers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/ger2-n10.html The strike, which interrupted two-thirds of the country’s rail transport, was shut down even as the courts refused to grant Deustche Bahn a back-to-work order. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1322a78d-00f5-426c-942a-2bace7871a1A/ger2-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z UK postal workers take unofficial strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/roya-n10.html The walkouts are a result of work speedups and job cuts at Royal Mail. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4539d34-f986-4efd-a786-3e469cbee46C/roya-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z German train drivers continue strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/germ-n08.html Along with freight service, passenger service has been affected by the strike since Thursday. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/326c1a60-100b-47dd-a1be-72e177ccfeaJ/germ-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Germany: Left Party attacks striking train drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/left-n08.html The statements by the party chairman and its daily newspaper make clear where the Left Party stands in the escalating conflict—not on the side of the workers, but in solidarity with the German government. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1777d82-60cb-41f2-b784-01723a30325B/left-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Mass protest strike against austerity staggers new Belgian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/belg-n08.html Over 100,000 workers from Belgium’s Flemish- and French-speaking regions marched in one of Belgium’s biggest protests since the 1960-1961 general strike. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eac65cd-5045-47c9-bfd3-8dcc3633357E/belg-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Twenty five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall: A balance sheet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/wall-n08.html Contrary to the official myths, the initiative to restore capitalism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe came from the ruling Stalinist bureaucracy itself. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9aab609e-e3f2-40b0-a9db-5c599ebf69bO/wall-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Further job cuts in European auto industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/germ-n07.html Thousands of job cuts are taking place at major assembly plants and in the parts industry. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abf50038-da26-46b1-99d8-0be06ee0260P/germ-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z German train drivers strike in first day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/rail-n07.html There is widespread support among passengers and coworkers for the train drivers strike. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3698b77d-e2ab-4471-b424-0eccf1077f9G/rail-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/wkrs-n07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b389eac5-fdce-49ee-9829-8ba253e0984H/wkrs-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Film director Roman Polanski questioned, released in Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/pola-n03.html Washington’s vindictive effort is the latest episode in a campaign to return the director to the US based on his having pled guilty in 1977 to having sex with an underage girl. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e77f068-c23b-4cfd-be4f-c94a1a3b4f5E/pola-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Woman wearing a niqab forced to leave Paris Opera http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/oper-o31.html This anti-democratic and discriminatory action is the product of constant anti-Muslim agitation by the French political establishment. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa2bb97b-e7b5-480c-9fb0-ecd8d703151B/oper-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Mine disaster deepens crisis of Turkish government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/turk-o30.html The mining disaster in Turkey led to the cancellation of celebrations of a national holiday. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eca5641d-79ab-4a97-ac56-f0467ee590cJ/turk-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine’s recession continues to deepen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/ukec-o30.html National elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday as social conditions in the country continued a steep decline. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36acc6c1-8377-4bfd-be3c-5ec92f3b0f6G/ukec-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Germany: Final stage in dismantling of Karstadt department store chain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/germ-o30.html Last Friday, Karstadt announced that six stores would be shut down by the middle of 2015. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfc864fd-2566-41a6-9393-af0170f0d50B/germ-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party plans to scrap post-World War II job security rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/vals-o28.html Valls is proposing to eliminate long-term job contracts in order to boost French competitiveness by allowing businesses to hire and fire at will. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5716e408-c311-452e-8a06-232719227a9B/vals-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Anti-terror law passed by the French Senate attacks democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/terr-o28.html The bill is an attack on freedom of movement as defined by international law and vastly expands the state’s ability to censor political speech. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54fd222c-c372-44c8-88c9-e0a2f0a79aeJ/terr-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z One million protest in Rome against Renzi’s labor “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/rome-o28.html Saturday’s mass demonstration was called by the trade unions to preempt any effective action against the government and cover up the role of the unions in developing the new legislation. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e672eb17-9fff-4e02-9518-e3083ca138eO/rome-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/wkrs-o24.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5656b9a0-75a4-4cd7-9b8b-d668c1e163bO/wkrs-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Turkish government seeks new police state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/turk-o21.html According to Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, the Homeland Security Reform Bill would “give the upper hand to the police” and “more space to resort to new tools and measures.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f371f2a-944a-4da4-b6b0-abf225e5b73B/turk-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z France, Germany hold talks on EU approval of France’s 2015 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/fran-o21.html Paris and Berlin are working on a behind-the-scenes deal for intensified, long-term austerity measures against the working class. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da02dd79-ea5c-47b3-b992-d3eeaab7c3dB/fran-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands march in London against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/tucm-o20.html At Saturday’s rally, the trade union leaders spoke as if they have had nothing to do with the onslaught on living standards and declining wages. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ecf7c4e-70f1-43c7-b233-6bf0d1b5601H/tucm-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Europe’s police target refugees in operation Mos Maiorum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/euwi-o18.html Intensified checks at major traffic spots, borders and airports are aimed at identifying refugees without valid residency permits. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05d73a86-e728-4f7a-9940-58e688cf8e7E/euwi-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z From pseudo-left to New Right: The trajectory of France’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/mele-o18.html Terrified by the global capitalist crisis, Mélenchon is denouncing socialism and building ties with the periphery of the neo-fascist National Front. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76087461-728f-4e9e-8dc3-5b5bcdc5e51A/mele-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/wkrs-o17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4cf2002-818b-41a9-b857-0acc72e5e6fA/wkrs-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the Ebola virus case in Spain? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/ebol-o16.html Last Friday, nurses protested against the risks they face in treating Ebola patients. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7e7a15f-ff45-41b7-8c6e-4b0a8360d50G/ebol-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z German train drivers and pilots take strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/trai-o16.html The GDL and pilots’ union Cockpit are being deliberately provoked by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ca26a0b-62b8-45eb-a155-699b0cddd6bJ/trai-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Drone flying “Greater Albania” flag provokes soccer riot in Serbia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/ufea-o16.html The violence at the UEFA qualifying match happened on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade to mark the 70th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d33ac061-e16f-4814-8570-ce95da11dfdD/ufea-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z European Union threatens to veto France’s 2015 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/fran-o14.html The French ruling class is considering even more ferocious austerity measures in response to the demands of the banks and the European Commission. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37255493-5555-41f2-a82f-be7d047e45fD/fran-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Swiss referendum rejects single public health insurance fund http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/swis-o14.html The Swiss Social Democrats’ proposed public health insurance scheme would not have improved the present anti-social system. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8ff38db-4b89-4fb7-9772-2a5d0e24287J/swis-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z German media attacks train drivers’ right to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/trai-o13.html The attacks on the train drivers’ right to strike will extend to all other workers defending their wages and social gains. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2651b98d-d20a-42d5-b8ad-cb0a81c36acB/trai-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Germany: Nine-hour strike by train drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/trai-o11.html The nationwide strike brought most long-distance, regional, freight and commuter trains to a halt. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e69d298-6e1c-486b-bbde-395019481aaC/trai-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Germany: Left Party bangs the drum for military action against the Islamic State http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/left-o10.html Fourteen leading Left Party politicians have issued a statement titled "Save Kobani!" Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b417bf6-c709-4ee0-925f-39625a9af69H/left-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z UK unions begin to demobilise their own pathetic protest strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/stri-o10.html Strikes were called to give undeserved credibility to the Trades Union Congress’s (TUC) October 18 “Britain Needs a Pay Rise” march and rally in London. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0c33c21-4204-46a9-bcb7-d877c78ddd4A/stri-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Authors weigh in on the Amazon-Hachette war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/amaz-o10.html The ongoing e-commerce dispute raises fundamental questions about culture and how—and by whom—the immense advances in technology will be used and controlled. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceda960c-5f04-49fb-88be-ead457496a7I/amaz-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/wkrs-o10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8560a21c-ac00-4e9b-aef1-a77c5cac09eM/wkrs-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Germany to deploy combat troops in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/germ-o07.html The German government is planning to send troops into Ukraine for the first time since the Second World War. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3e17756-b7c0-4b1e-9bc6-b45108adc4bL/germ-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Italian prime minister targets protection against layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/ital-o07.html The goal of the new jobs act is the creation of a labour market in which companies can hire and fire workers as they please, and exploit them for the lowest wages. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18fa2007-e1d6-4877-b211-97b092d5007O/ital-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z CGT union convicted of embezzling funds of France’s biggest works committee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/cgtu-o07.html The details of the case underscore how the French Communist Party and corrupt union bureaucracies long ago lost any base in the working class. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ff84722-2e78-46dc-ab8e-8af42808f65D/cgtu-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z German train drivers vote to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/rail-o06.html Deutsche Bahn cut its workforce from 350,000 to 190,000 between 2002 and 2012, which has led to constant overtime working. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16b5d254-53cc-4e8a-8e95-5655ab2c668G/rail-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z In response to exposure of abuses, German interior minister attacks refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/ger2-o04.html Thomas de Maizière blamed refugees for overcrowding in the camps, the lack of basic hygiene and the inhuman conditions in which they live. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad873105-f8ea-4727-9d31-6ca2b32d192K/ger2-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Elections in Bulgaria take place amidst political and economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/bulg-o04.html It is already clear that the second general election in 18 months will not bring stability to Bulgaria. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbcb67cc-5414-4565-9147-74b23de4aa4H/bulg-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/wkrs-o03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dceeb3b0-d205-407f-a164-82492c8fab6J/wkrs-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives pledge further attacks on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/demo-o02.html Home Secretary Theresa May announced that if the Conservatives are returned to power in 2015, they will fully implement the “snoopers charter.” Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6990fee3-a4f4-426b-83cc-b4c2521ba22I/demo-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z French government prepares to slash family, health benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/famb-o02.html The cuts now being implemented will hit broad sections of the working class and the middle classes. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9b78fdf-3fef-4166-90fa-8274748c29aP/famb-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z “Poisonous” economic combinations preparing new international crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/gene-o01.html According to the latest Geneva Report, with debt at historically elevated levels, any part of the world economy could set off a new financial crisis. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82c69ca0-bb55-4528-8a72-abe8867a592O/gene-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z UK Tories outline next phase of their war on working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/tory-o01.html The Conservative Party’s plan to freeze welfare benefits will leave low-income families with children between £350 and £500 a year worse off. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9decdaed-5436-4962-a75b-395741185a0B/tory-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z German media and politicians promote rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/medi-s29.html The demand for major increases in the military budget has moved to the center of German war propaganda. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bfb557e-2941-4b5e-8e59-19c73438e04G/medi-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Germany’s new war minister and Stern magazine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/warm-s29.html Germany’s defence minister and Stern news magazine both trace political roots to the Nazi era. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42966b14-8241-4f65-b837-830b86438deO/warm-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Britain’s parliament votes for war in Iraq, and also Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/brit-s27.html Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament there was “no legal barrier” to Britain extending parliament’s approval for bombing Iraq to cover similar action in Syria. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aab175ef-960c-4ba1-ab64-03ade969a76I/brit-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z German government sends arms to Iraq and backs US air strikes in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/germ-s27.html The German government plans to deliver weapons worth around 70 million euros to Iraq in the coming days. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9027644-62e6-4c9f-9acf-30a9a06019eP/germ-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z French Prime Minister Valls denounces striking Air France pilots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/aftr-s27.html The head of the Socialist Party government denounced pilots as “selfish” as public support grows for the strikers. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0be00e03-53de-4f22-a62a-3dcdd631273K/aftr-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Britain prepares to join US-led war in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/iraq-s26.html Both the Conservatives and Labour Parties back British involvement in the US-led war, which is aimed at reasserting military dominance in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fd802bb-45e0-4a6d-99a4-dc06a12d63cG/iraq-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Air France pilots’ strike hardens despite government climbdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/airf-s26.html The government’s decision, faced with the pilots’ strike, to force Air France to abandon plans for a new low-cost subsidiary signals a major political crisis in France. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85e69109-bcd0-44a7-8c7e-ce8385bf9e6P/airf-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Lufthansa insists on pension cuts for pilots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/luft-s26.html At talks Monday there was no indication of a deal as Lufthansa refuses to budge from its original plans to cut pilots’ retirement provisions. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6488e73-e01c-4f07-ae09-a90783a6ea3P/luft-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Danish Socialist Workers Party supports imperialist war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/pabl-s26.html The Danish section of the United Secretariat, the Socialist Workers Party, joined the vote to send an Air Force Hercules transport plane carrying arms to Iraq. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c23059e-f86d-452c-bf7d-37150f4270dI/pabl-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/wkrs-s26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute this regular feature. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd8bd35d-4a02-4716-8803-59334a1cf89B/wkrs-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Brutal police provocation at Greek protest over fascist murder of rapper http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/gree-s24.html Greek police carried out mass arrests and attacked demonstrators at a protest marking the first anniversary since the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a fascist Golden Dawn member. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad77c43e-85bd-40ec-b58a-9d43bc6b912B/gree-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Air France management threatens pilots as strike enters second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/airf-s23.html Air France is demanding deep cuts in wages, benefits, and working conditions. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4b64169-3eea-499c-bd20-87c33896010D/airf-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Spain’s most powerful banker warned of “radicalisation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/boti-s22.html Four days before his death on September 10, Emilio Botín invited Spanish journalists to a dinner at which he revealed his fears about the “radicalisation” of Spain. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b53d17c-a6c3-4452-a911-d855462dd6eL/boti-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy returns to politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/sark-s22.html Sarkozy’s hour-long prime time TV interview painted a stark picture of political crisis in France and across Europe. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84995405-cb92-4de3-b695-be5ad3dd3b5G/sark-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Air France pilots strike against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/airf-s20.html Seventy-five percent of Air France pilots have been on strike since Monday. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1673de4b-0ba5-4e0f-86b2-b2893365924D/airf-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Google report documents surge in electronic surveillance requests by governments worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/goog-s20.html Google complies with at least 84 percent of US government data requests, which have risen by 250 percent during the past five years. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2495dfc5-4a42-45e6-b9cc-a3c2ac521d9C/goog-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z France’s New Anti-capitalist Party orients to Socialist Party critics of Hollande http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/npah-s20.html The NPA complacently dismisses the idea of a political crisis in France to justify its continuing orientation to the Socialist Party (PS) amid the PS’ ongoing collapse. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f282cdcb-58cd-465e-aeea-4dd8cddd8b8P/npah-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/wkrs-s19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b340935e-998c-4b73-873e-3fce10e594eA/wkrs-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Troika demands further austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/gree-s13.html Greece has to demonstrate that it has imposed the necessary attacks on workers living standards and will match an agreed timetable for further measures to receive additional loans. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96cf0d7f-ce35-49d6-bc67-bafea74b919M/gree-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Spain: Catalan separatist leader declares Scottish vote “an example for us” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/cata-s12.html The separatists in Catalonia and Scotland invoke a false historical narrative that depicts each region as an oppressed nation. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b957d9e5-d998-42a6-a48a-f68a4654cfcC/cata-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/wkrs-s12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/447c56bb-9269-4a2e-8ce5-6fc558e55e9H/wkrs-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Germany: Union leader condemns train drivers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/dgbe-s11.html The new chairman of the German Trade Union Federation, Reiner Hoffmann, has sided with corporate management against the strikers. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b378403-b823-49dd-ae70-deefc3f5385J/dgbe-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Dutch report into Ukraine jetliner disaster continues cover-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/mh17-s10.html The Dutch Safety Board’s preliminary report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is being portrayed by imperialist governments as confirmation that anti-Kiev rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down the plane. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dfe9316-b914-4d33-a4b9-097d512d3f2K/mh17-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z US, EU intensify military threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/ukra-s10.html The US and the EU are escalating military threats against Russia, while preparing a raft of new economic sanctions targeting key sections of the Russian economy. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ec9c23e-fb10-4f74-b98a-2f4757070bcJ/ukra-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z France’s new government shaken by early ministerial resignation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/fran-s10.html The Elysée presidential palace announced the resignation of Thomas Thévenoud, the minister for foreign trade, tourism, and overseas Frenchmen. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3346fa53-8db8-4a18-a52c-7d75e9babbfP/fran-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Germany: Official report speaks of “deliberate sabotage” by secret service in NSU case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/germ-s10.html The final report of the Thuringia state parliamentary committee of inquiry into the series of murders by the far-right National Socialist Underground makes serious allegations against the state security authorities. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21170108-5f3d-4827-95f8-10c6ca3dc1eJ/germ-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z German train drivers union to hold warning strike Tuesday http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/germ-s08.html The German Trade Union Federation (DGB) and the government have announced measures to prevent strikes by pilots, train drivers and many other workers. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/151a131f-a129-4b0e-8187-e16cb392519A/germ-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z France: Calais mayor demands crackdown on migrants, threatens to block port http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/cala-s06.html Natacha Bouchart is demanding that Britain help fund the repression of migrants trapped in Calais as they seek to reach Britain. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dbd4efa-19de-41d2-9483-a5b94a6b383J/cala-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z France stops deal to deliver Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/mist-s05.html The decision to suspend the deal points to the growing inter-imperialist tensions inside NATO provoked by its proxy war in Ukraine. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd985f19-ea06-4563-8480-b3d5585cf43C/mist-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp announces more job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/krup-s02.html The company official who announced the layoffs was Oliver Burkard, who recently quit his post as local boss of the IG Metall union. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c032c6f-8ab3-403f-8957-946cffe6a9eE/krup-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Western threats against Russia increase danger of nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/ukra-a30.html The moves toward Ukrainian membership in NATO underscore the fact that next week’s NATO summit will be aimed at preparing for a possible war against Russia. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/714c0d94-6b98-4161-bb67-fa54bdefbeaN/ukra-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Germany sends troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/germ-a30.html The German intervention in Iraq is part of the new militarist foreign policy announced by the government at the start of the year. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffcd5f24-864d-4938-b412-c29cac5cc1aF/germ-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Der Spiegel calls for military build-up in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/spie-a30.html Without saying it openly, the <em>Spiegel</em> authors suggest that the simplest solution to lagging military recruitment would be to reintroduce conscription. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e99815ca-a820-42dc-bf44-f1cc946c546H/spie-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z The collapse of the French government: A crisis of capitalist rule in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/pers-a29.html The entire framework of official “left” politics in France and across Europe is collapsing. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36750e60-777f-4c45-976f-c4e0dbb3b99B/pers-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z UK minister signals further welfare cuts ahead of 2015 general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/welf-a23.html In a keynote address, the top British official for Work and Pensions signaled the further intensification of his government’s assault on social spending. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80917106-0a74-46f0-be31-4f4b2eb5421B/welf-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/euro-a22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bc453ee-61cc-430e-b120-793ae98fbc1C/euro-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z War and social attacks spread throughout Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/ukra-a22.html The Ukrainian army has expanded its offensive against the rebel-controlled cities of Luhansk and Donetsk, fighting house-to-house battles with rebel groups. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7db8c58c-6f5d-47fc-bae3-0f2a46aa621F/ukra-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party issues its hollow “Declaration of Opportunity” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/oppo-a22.html Under conditions of the deepest crisis of global capitalism since the 1930s, working people are to believe that a new capitalist mini-state offers the basis for a return to social reformism. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fcee6a7-ca0f-4e99-b21a-db762031df7F/oppo-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z EU advisors advocate use of military against strikes and protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/eumi-a19.html An EU think tank has advised governments to protect the rich from the poor by suppressing social protests. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/074a5144-b082-42d3-b70d-9ed0f4a7dbdM/eumi-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z UK rail union’s “Listen to London” conference a fiasco http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/conf-a12.html Workers stayed away from the RMT’s conference called to justify the sellout of rail strikes. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c67c2f6-52d5-4132-a17d-02546b79636D/conf-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Germany’s Left Party suppresses opposition to militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/left-a09.html The Left Party is using the war in Gaza as an opportunity to place itself unconditionally behind the German government’s foreign policy. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df26e643-24ae-4852-985b-ec8c37d64f6F/left-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z German commission undermines parliametary approval requirement for military operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/germ-a09.html Largely unnoticed by the public, a commission of former defence politicians as well as military experts has been working to repeal the requirement that military operations abroad obtain parliamentary approval. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7b69edc-e476-4624-8e9c-38ca90ba684G/germ-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z UK government attempts to conceal its involvement in rendition and torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/rend-a09.html The British government has approached the US in an attempt to censor information regarding Britain’s involvement in rendition and torture. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a5f4871-e8ea-43dc-89b6-96cf136106dD/rend-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds meeting in Bradford against war in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/brad-a09.html The meeting outlined a socialist strategy against war based on the unification of the international working class. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c7087ab-46f2-4ce8-bef1-4d8abb05cc7E/brad-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z What lies behind the warmongering by Der Spiegel? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/spie-a08.html Germany’s leading news magazine, <em>Der Spiegel</em>, is demanding a confrontation with Russia. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d315b82-05e3-4ae1-88f2-76c7940976dG/spie-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z London mayor threatens to dock pay of striking firefighters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/fire-a08.html Mayor Boris Johnson has previously imposed cuts to fire services, including the closure of fire stations. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49b17e61-0ba5-4fff-80fd-1d4ad89b59dC/fire-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/wkrs-a02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d530128d-0262-4feb-b2fc-bc5b9ddf553P/wkrs-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z