Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ EU powers treat refugees as pawns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/04/refu-s04.html In a sordid competition, almost all EU countries have tightened their asylum laws and repressive measures against refugees seeking escape from war-ravaged countries. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ea9ab17-2918-457e-b435-e56fdedd175H/refu-s04.html 2015-09-04T05:00:00Z Disaffection with Syriza mounts in Greece ahead of election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/04/gree-s04.html In the weeks leading to the election, Syriza and the rest of Greece’s bourgeois parties are seeking to cement alliances to implement devastating attacks on the working class. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9741b75-43ac-4c6b-ac8d-a1929d6d34eJ/gree-s04.html 2015-09-04T05:00:00Z Power sharing in Northern Ireland threatened with collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/04/irel-s04.html Both the Republican and Unionist parties consider the encouragement and manipulation of divisions essential in facilitating the intensification of their assault on workers. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9618b2cb-74e8-46fa-a24c-0460c343a69L/irel-s04.html 2015-09-04T05:00:00Z Thousands of refugees held at Budapest train station http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/03/refu-s03.html Record numbers of refugees are fleeing Syria and other countries devastated by the intervention of the Western powers. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15ff77ad-2693-41d3-a42e-80a35958752G/refu-s03.html 2015-09-03T05:00:00Z Spain increases its presence in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/03/spai-s03.html There are currently around 1,000 Spanish soldiers in 10 land, air and naval missions on African soil. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cf4fe38-da67-47a8-bd0f-14b58285d75K/spai-s03.html 2015-09-03T05:00:00Z German defence minister exploits refugee crisis to strengthen military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/army-s01.html Constraints on the domestic use of the German military, in place since the end of Nazi rule, are being wiped away. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f81c9ef-c5a1-4e77-bbb2-c521c9512f4P/army-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party steps up purge of suspected Corbyn supporters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/corb-s01.html The entire full-time staff of the Labour Party is now exclusively occupied in investigating those who have paid £3 to become labour supporters to vote in the leadership contest. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b3e0611-1201-46db-9274-28b4f1ff3cdF/corb-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Neo-fascist rally exposes Finnish government’s ties to extreme right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/finl-s01.html The strengthening of the extreme right in Finland comes as the US seeks to integrate the Nordic countries in its drive against Russia. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfb05a65-ca4f-443c-9d95-c5fb9a4efb2J/finl-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z London Underground unions call off strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/lond-a29.html All four unions which had threatened to strike are now working out the formula with which to force 24-hour work upon their members. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9e1e628-a073-4ebe-aee7-4f410674623B/lond-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z The refugee crisis and the inhuman face of European capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/pers-a28.html The horrors facing refugees are compounded by the day. On Thursday, two boats capsized near Libya, with hundreds feared dead. This follows the death of up to 50 Syrian refugees in a truck in Austria. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4904dab-9db2-402e-9a81-a2a494eb0eeO/pers-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/labo-a28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d96a889-b7e8-4872-a42f-a1ce414a396K/labo-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Fifty refugees die in ship’s hold in new Mediterranean migrant tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/migr-a27.html Around 50 refugees and asylum seekers were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya Wednesday morning. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6a76929-1ea3-496e-8000-028fce3b1a1B/migr-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Varoufakis documents Syriza's political treachery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/varo-a24.html Varoufakis’ documentation of the reactionary, anti-socialist perspective of Syriza exposes the lies of the Left Platform and pseudo-left groups the world over. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b71f10e0-ba50-4c49-aad1-053019c46b0P/varo-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Troops fire on refugees trying to enter Macedonia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/mace-a22.html The vicious assault unfolded amid a crisis over how to deal with the growing numbers fleeing to Europe to escape war and poverty. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a2a5fb6-df16-4120-87f5-3ab25952042B/mace-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z In bid to ram through austerity package, Tsipras calls snap elections in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/gree-a21.html The snap election is a cynical attempt to boost Syriza’s vote before the austerity policies go into effect, in anticipation of a confrontation with the working class. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2999418-285b-44d8-9e41-3e0f2110f14F/gree-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Capitalism and the global refugee crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/pers-a21.html Millions have been made homeless and thrown into grinding poverty as a result of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b13644e-1e88-4673-b19f-a6e99736792N/pers-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/wrks-a21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute regular feature. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09da624a-162d-49d8-85a7-50461b308beK/wrks-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z German Army and NATO begin major military exercises against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/germ-a20.html One of the largest multinational exercises in years on German territory, “Swift Response”, began on Monday. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f7f21dc-1777-45bb-9767-f709ba4a297P/germ-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z German parliament votes by a large majority for Greek austerity plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/gree-a20.html The surrender by the Syriza government in Greece has clearly strengthened the Merkel government in Germany and the drive for austerity policies throughout Europe. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da5cfd6e-f3b3-4c34-b9a0-1542c72ddeaL/gree-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Jeremy Corbyn’s economic plan to rescue British capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/corb-a20.html The programme advanced by Corbyn in his campaign for Labour Party leadership challenges neither the market economy, nor the major corporations and banks. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be8e45be-4759-4ee4-8560-03b3c7a0f1fM/corb-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z European parliaments move to back austerity measures for Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/gree-a19.html There is no serious opposition in a single European parliament to the brutal cuts being imposed on Greece, which mean untold misery for millions of workers and youth. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7070bd9-013a-4608-81a4-010ff4550fcL/gree-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Scores of refugees die brutally in the Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/medi-a18.html At least 49 migrants died in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat off the coast of Libya Saturday, thought to have asphyxiated after inhaling fumes from fuel. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8ed798f-7198-4a8a-8afa-54d6e22083dL/medi-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Eurogroup approves austerity deal with Syriza-led Greek government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/gree-a15.html Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem welcomed Syriza’s passage of measures that will cut the living standards of millions of workers and further devastate the economy. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08fcdcc5-921f-4cc9-9feb-0a5c19d9ed3D/gree-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Greek parliament votes for new round of austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/gree-a14.html The measures backed by the Syriza-led government, in line with the demands of the European banks, are a further assault on Greek workers and youth, following years of brutal austerity measures. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fe783ce-0c2a-4bcd-9473-8da1771384aB/gree-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Sweden drops some allegations against Julian Assange but US-backed persecution continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/assa-a14.html The passing of five years has not dampened Washington’s vindictive pursuit of the WikiLeaks editor. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d960b452-f170-4cd6-b50f-c1c9622a2eeJ/assa-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z German companies profit from the new “refugee industry” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/refu-a14.html Thousands of people who seek refuge in Germany from poverty, war and dictatorship find catastrophic conditions upon their arrival. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a05023c-f0ce-43cf-b586-709e1f3b238N/refu-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Danger mounts of US/NATO war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/pers-a13.html An expert analysis of this year’s NATO and Russian military exercises suggests that the two sides are moving closer to outright war. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c933cb6a-d54e-4db8-bdce-86542f139a0M/pers-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Syriza agrees to full list of EU austerity demands in new bailout plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/gree-a12.html The proposed deal, which accepts all the main demands of the "troika," will have catastrophic consequences for Greece’s already impoverished population. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37d25209-86a9-4752-bf4e-26fb9290619F/gree-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Who is the new German Attorney General Peter Frank? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/newg-a12.html The new attorney general will oversee the attack on democratic rights, an expansion of the security apparatus and the creation of the framework of a police state in Germany. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68ffd9f3-dd23-4148-8ba5-943b0c96b67E/newg-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Germany: Layoffs at gourmet chain Karstadt/Perfetto http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/kars-a12.html German department store group Karstadt is closing more branches and sacking hundreds of staff. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dadfbe8-0991-4dc0-8271-4259b4cc5c0G/kars-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Italian pseudo-left supports Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/ital-a11.html Italian pseudo-left politician Nichi Vendola is dissolving his SEL organisation and preparing to establish a new “political subject” modelled on Syriza. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fadf1c9-d3f9-434b-8852-6f8530f1bffE/ital-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z London Tube workers carry out 24-hour strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/tube-a08.html Although deliberately limited by the unions, the walkout brought the capital city of 8.63 million people to a virtual standstill. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5adeee8b-41e6-4bce-948c-8ea85f01c7eA/tube-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z London Tube worker describes issues in struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/lond-a08.html London Underground worker explains how the introduction of night work would set the precedent for further attacks on conditions. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bff57fb5-0a35-425a-a5e5-962515930a5B/lond-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z German court in 1992 upheld 1931 treason conviction of Carl von Ossietzky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/ossi-a08.html The BGH judges in 1992 made the decisive factor the legal opinion of judges who later became supporters of the Nazi state. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eddce982-a5dd-4801-83d8-ded78c7caf3O/ossi-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Hundreds dead as refugee boat sinks in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/hund-a07.html The US and European powers bear responsibility for the mass deaths of refugees trying to escape the terrible conditions in their home countries. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a27500a2-0a68-4d45-9567-8e37f60e3f6E/hund-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z UK teachers leave profession in record numbers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/educ-a07.html Applications for teaching jobs have declined by 27,000 in the last 12 months. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d65cfa6-4e5c-4dc4-9468-1f433ecbfa9L/educ-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/wkrs-a07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/434db9b1-b93b-4a5a-a796-0a5808b9f6fH/wkrs-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z German government fires prosecutor over treason charge against Internet blog http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/cens-a05.html The attack by the intelligence services on Netzpolitik.org has provoked a major political crisis. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be5c0d0d-2785-433a-8b1f-7b0c5befbbeH/cens-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z International Viewpoint, Syriza and the fraud of Greece’s “Truth Committee” on debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/gree-a04.html Syriza’s initial support for a debt audit was merely a diversion to prevent any mobilisation of the working class against the EU and the Greek ruling class. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b56a6d25-7747-42f6-b1eb-779199c89b9G/gree-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Calls for deployment of German army to deal with refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/raci-a04.html A leading Social Democrat has called for the army to operate German refugee reception centres. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e3e4247-bdbb-4f46-b132-1efc3a4cf7cE/raci-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z London Underground workers set to hold second 24-hour strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/lond-a04.html LU workers are involved in a political struggle with the employers and government, which want to reorganise the transport system on behalf of global capital. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36db7902-8427-4b79-8f32-a4e137c2f63J/lond-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Union calls off District line action prior to London Underground strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/unde-a03.html Seven drivers, members of ASLEF, were suspended by LUL management for refusing to take out trains as part of union-initiated industrial action. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e4405a8-5960-4af2-9a82-852ce911c0fP/unde-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z The political bankruptcy of Syriza’s Left Platform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/pers-a01.html By giving Tsipras a green light to negotiate more EU austerity, Syriza’s Central Committee has exposed the Left Platform’s claims that there is broad opposition to austerity within Syriza. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6f6859d-7aa0-40f3-8b0b-3e442f5bf45F/pers-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z German federal prosecutor investigates blog for treason http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/netz-a01.html If a similar procedure were implemented in the US it would mean that any journalist who wrote on the material exposed by Edward Snowden would be liable for prosecution. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05cd3bdc-cbf8-4bec-97ef-2e4a1295914N/netz-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/euro-j31.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd0bc24-abbc-4ae3-ab3d-73c62ee4f3aN/euro-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal push by US allies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/mh17-j30.html The UN Security Council resolution demanded an international criminal court despite no evidence being produced of Russian involvement in the plane’s downing. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ff04138-17b3-4875-8e6a-e3c10f11a6aP/mh17-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Siemens boss Joe Kaeser calls for strong “leadership” and glorifies a dictator http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/siem-j27.html The international press is once again gripped by the question of how Germany can be kept under control and prevented from dominating Europe. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7931a5ba-4d94-4b0a-afda-bef13cd23b0C/siem-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Tata Steel to sack 720 workers in England http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/tata-j23.html The plan to shut down three steel bar manufacturing plants is part of a six-year long business restructuring strategy. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/909ba53b-4262-4a48-9313-089e528c653E/tata-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z French ruling elite debates how to deal with Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/frde-j21.html While the French bourgeoisie supports harsh attacks on Greek workers, it is shocked by Berlin’s threat to unilaterally expel Greece from the euro zone. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd8da794-10aa-44db-89ba-d62e019bfbfM/frde-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Tsipras expels critics of EU austerity deal from Greek cabinet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/gree-j18.html The cabinet reshuffle aims to stabilize the Syriza government while it negotiates a new austerity memorandum with the European Union. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a88213d-a961-4e5f-931e-96e3550da3cN/gree-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Auschwitz bookkeeper Gröning sentenced to four years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/ausc-j18.html For decades, the German judicial system showed little interest in prosecuting those who participated in the murder machinery of the Nazis. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90247b21-d860-448b-8a37-d87b157d1d8C/ausc-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z German auto workers condemn austerity deal imposed on Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/inte-j17.html Workers at GM-Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant denounced the brutal austerity measures imposed on Greece last weekend by the German government. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7da8273d-41f9-4729-8924-e113a7e2047O/inte-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/euro-j17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b9c411b-5588-41db-9d6e-ce5ce662a60N/euro-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Lessons from Greece: The pseudo-left in power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/pers-j15.html Syriza’s betrayal is all the more brazen because it occurred within days of a popular repudiation of EU ultimatums in a referendum called by the government itself. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18dc7405-0648-4ebc-aaee-8b2581fb23fP/pers-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Syriza government campaigns for Greek parliament to pass EU austerity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/gree-j15.html Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras criticized the plan he agreed upon with the EU, yet called on the Greek parliament to vote for it anyway. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35238bff-cd6f-4594-8c3f-a0c1b3fa21aB/gree-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Defend the Greek workers! Oppose the diktat of Schäuble and Merkel! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/pers-j14.html The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3284d7bf-114a-4f4f-a6ea-1a55fe2a56aO/pers-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z WikiLeaks email release reveals hacking by governments worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/hack-j13.html At least 46 countries are identified as seeking Hacking Team software to secretly access and monitor computers and smart phones. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb654be8-aaf2-480a-8310-4b2579dcc26K/hack-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Germany: Outokumpu steel plant closes in Bochum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/outo-j10.html The shutting of the plant followed a well-known script, with the unions seeking to keep employees quiet with vague promises of job security, while the plant was closed in installments. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4b25cf0-1cd2-4419-9cd8-167d5506fc3H/outo-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/euro-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56e13e23-c23e-4138-bbd7-bbfb82271a4I/euro-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z German Ver.di trade union sells out postal workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/verd-j09.html After a four-week strike and a high degree of militancy by German postal workers, the Verdi trade union has accepted a contract that is directly opposed to workers’ interests. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6808d330-7b11-4d0f-bbe5-4e1f14be936G/verd-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Netherlands: Crackdown after police kill immigrant worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/neth-j07.html The recent protests in The Hague are a response to the poverty and years of police harassment prevailing in impoverished regions in the Netherlands. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50e5103f-6382-4c8d-a5e3-b3598ac1c3cD/neth-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z A landslide “no” to EU austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/pers-j06.html Yesterday’s “no” vote in Greece is a massive popular repudiation of the EU and the austerity agenda it has pursued across Europe since the 2008 economic crisis. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3b09951-be6b-4828-8e99-a9ee8a9a163B/pers-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Ver.di ends strike at Berlin’s Charité hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/verd-j06.html The Ver.di trade union is fraudulently celebrating the agreement at the Charité as a great breakthrough. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b01ca9c3-e65b-43df-950d-be73cfa94e3P/verd-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Mass demonstration opposes austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/gree-j04.html Tens of thousands of people took part in a demonstration Friday evening in Athens in opposition to the austerity programme of the European Union and International Monetary Fund. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1988909a-56f9-4b8c-ad09-5e3b1ebfc9eN/gree-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Rumbles of military coup as Greek workers demand end to EU austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/pers-j04.html Statements by retired military officers calling for a “yes” vote in Sunday’s Greek referendum carry the implied threat of a coup. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ebd205-216e-4bc6-b240-e863356d241L/pers-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z French president rejects bid to assist WikiLeaks founder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/assa-j04.html President Hollande has rebuffed calls to grant asylum to Assange in the wake of revelations by Wikileaks of illegal NSA spying on several French leaders. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b1e69d4-3cb5-4e1f-947b-08fe4d22c2cN/assa-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ union agrees to strike ban effective until 2020 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/gdls-j04.html Hidden within a new agreement with Deutsche Bahn, the GDL has agreed to a “binding arbitration settlement”—in effect, a strike ban—for the life of the contract. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57a9cd74-fa68-4a2d-9c7d-870ba6d5fc5O/gdls-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z 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