Europe http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/europe/ Lack of job protection for European pilots turns dream job into nightmare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/work-j26.html A growing number of pilots in Europe are compelled to accept short-term contracts, sham self-employment and insecure employment relations. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91e07774-f8d6-4628-93ea-a54932ad27aF/work-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Corbyn and McDonnell plead with UK Labour Party right wing for “unity” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/corb-j25.html The aim of the Blairites is not merely to depose Corbyn, but to thwart the growing anti-capitalist sentiment and yearning for fundamental social change among millions of people. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65a567e-ada3-4b75-8ded-814e9ceb1d4O/corb-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z UK: National Health Service cardiac units to be cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/card-j25.html The cuts will reduce from 13 to 10 the number of units in the country dealing with congenital heart disease—a condition that mainly affects children. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/838c517a-bb3b-4210-90d8-c93c44683beI/card-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z The Munich shooting spree and the Americanization of German society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/germ-j25.html The massive police operation in Munich, as well as the reaction of many media outlets and politicians, showsthat the tragic event is being used to justify a new law-and-order campaign. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d932d552-f25c-4de2-8e01-3d37f79236cH/germ-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/pers-j22.html The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b95746ba-380f-408a-9a4b-001272573e9G/pers-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z France’s permanent state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/pers-j21.html Amid a deep crisis of bourgeois democracy and seething social tensions across Europe, the ruling elite aims to transition from democratic to dictatorial forms of rule. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b617348-8d12-4f65-a14c-1980e705b10N/pers-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Former British prime minister warns of revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/brow-j19.html Brown couches his comments in terms of the danger of right-wing populist forces, but his real fear is the development of a socialist movement of the working class. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38357ef4-a5a1-4afc-a65e-45bf1bf790dJ/brow-j19.html 2016-07-19T06:00:00Z German parliament expands law on sexual crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/germ-j19.html The aim is to exploit an emotionally charged issue to strengthen the state and scapegoat refugees. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80effef9-5ee3-4fb3-bbf2-f76f657a607C/germ-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z UK trade unions fail to mobilise for anti-austerity demonstration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/demo-j19.html The most striking feature of the London demo was the absence of trade union leaders and Labour “lefts.” Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a19217ea-e445-4d4f-8f5b-958e171b726G/demo-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z EU demands more austerity after Spain and Portugal fail to cut deficits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/fine-j19.html The EU’s unprecedented call for billions of euros in fines comes amid a major banking crisis in Italy and the Brexit crisis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0e68b67-9afd-4f73-93b7-62ace9761f4O/fine-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z After Nice attack, French government calls up military reserves http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/nice-j18.html Well before the political character of the mass killing in Nice has been clearly established, the French government is pushing for military escalation inside and outside France. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a063e20-36b1-4587-a956-4be8d1daabfN/nice-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z German Left Party and Greens: Warmongering after the attack in Nice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/regr-j18.html Seizing on the murderous attack in southern France, two leading members of the German Left and Green parties demanded an intensified military intervention in Syria and Iraq. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8a050b2-0f81-4186-9592-3d01448ce7cB/regr-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Social inequality escalates in Denmark amid bonanza for banks and corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/denm-j18.html Denmark has fallen from the world’s most equal society at the beginning of the millennium to number 14 in the list of European countries. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b8cfe03-3f6c-4daa-9e07-4002479130bM/denm-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z What the coup against Jeremy Corbyn reveals about the Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/corb-j18.html Labour was, from its birth, dedicated to the defence of capitalism against the threat of international socialism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6da27537-7df3-4370-9ff1-29a45a29e2cD/corb-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z “No more war, ever!”: PSG presents posters for Berlin state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/psg-j18.html The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55b65d2f-a67d-4fd7-bf6a-cb05a03a914O/psg-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Failed military coup in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/turk-j16.html The political upheaval in Turkey is testimony to the generalised breakdown taking place internationally in the political institutions and mechanisms of bourgeois rule. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de4f265a-7643-4bbe-a076-79e14dc180eM/turk-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z UK Guardian’s Owen Jones offers apologia for anti-Corbyn coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/jone-j16.html Jones’ criticism of the right-wing Labourites is not with their coup against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn per se, but rather its timing. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fd33f5c-9b8c-4a9e-be29-90bed09da0cL/jone-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z One year since Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/pers-j15.html Syriza’s ceaseless collaboration in the implementation of brutal austerity measures has vindicated the warnings made by the WSWS even before the pseudo-left party came to power. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3754acd9-12a0-41a4-bd9d-2388a64c092A/pers-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Trudeau bolsters Canadian support for Ukraine’s far-right regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/cana-j15.html During a two-day visit, Trudeau signed a free trade agreement with the Poroshenko government and signaled support for it “reclaiming territory” through war. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0c842f2-00ba-4e38-ad67-68067731823P/cana-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Dozens murdered in possible terrorist attack in Nice, France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/nice-j15.html French President Francois Hollande invoked the horrific attack to justify expansion of the “state of emergency” for another three months. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3faa7b3b-abbd-4b8e-a3e3-c9b4d8d443cM/nice-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/wkrs-j15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90152f6c-c795-4506-ae2b-45d2668bad9E/wkrs-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z German militarism on display at NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/nato-j13.html Two years after German officials announced plans to remilitarise the country, media outlets are warning of preparations for “total war.” Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74318fa2-2a15-41c2-8aa6-592cd81b12aM/nato-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Head-on train collision near Bari, Italy kills at least 25 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/bari-j13.html The single track where the trains collided has no automatic braking system similar to other areas in Italy’s poorer southern regions. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3019830f-6b42-45f3-91da-0d3d17c0550O/bari-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Theresa May wins Conservative leadership contest and will be new UK prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/tory-j12.html The ruthless dispatch of contender Andrea Leadsom, in order to secure the favoured candidate of the ruling elite as prime minister, is testament to the dire crisis facing the British bourgeoisie. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31a2e037-7bba-4ef3-81c0-76988a77ba4H/tory-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Angela Eagle chosen to front anti-Corbyn coup in UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/corb-j12.html The campaign to remove UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by 172 MPs pits the Parliamentary Labour Party against the vast majority of Labour Party supporters. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a68d6421-81bb-4ef4-9412-600109ceb33J/corb-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon ignored in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/scot-j12.html While the Brexit crisis centres on British relations with the EU, the unanticipated debacle is also threatening to destabilise relations between and within all the EU’s component countries. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b0190c-9a5c-49b7-a25f-4ad0afbf7b3O/scot-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z NATO summit plans escalation against Russia in Eastern Europe, Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/wars-j11.html NATO is planning a major military escalation, based on plans for a perpetual state of war in the Middle East and preparations for all-out war with Russia in Europe. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b5328ae-f86d-4143-bd20-96210f8f636H/wars-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Leadership contest launched, raising prospect of split in UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/corb-j11.html Nothing is being ruled out by the Parliamentary Labour Party, including the possibility that Labour leader Corbyn will not be allowed to stand in a leadership contest. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ddc8df-07e5-4180-8221-418f874323fA/corb-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Five agency workers crushed to death in British scrapyard http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/deat-j11.html Three serious incidents have occurred at the Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant in the Nechells area of Birmingham in the last few years. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f755c761-57bc-4a0c-9fbe-987cdfa9fc3D/deat-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z European Union working with African despots to deter refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/euaf-j11.html At their latest meeting in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, EU interior ministers agreed on speedier deportation of refugees and closer cooperation with African dictatorships. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b082565-982d-4462-abf8-e5a3e54dfd7O/euaf-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z German arms exports almost doubled in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/arms-j08.html In all probability, German arms exports will increase again this year. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29b4abe2-d7ba-49fc-b855-8acc20ffc52G/arms-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z French parliamentary report on terror attacks calls for new police powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/fran-j08.html The report, which evades the role of the imperialist war in Syria in creating the Islamist networks that carried out the attacks, is awash with contradictions and evasions. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/834ef63e-da00-4a4d-8212-4a82b5f9307E/fran-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors vote to reject contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/doct-j07.html Junior doctors rejected a contract supported by the British Medical Association union that slashes overtime pay and extends working hours. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ec8997-40a5-430d-b410-988b37c41c7G/doct-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Social Democrats, Left Party and Greens preparing coalition in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/redg-j07.html Despite its proponents’ left phrase-mongering, the proposed coalition would aim to secure German hegemony in Europe. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0db17ac8-78d2-4d1d-b116-3336d45f498F/redg-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z UK Conservative leadership doubles down on Brexit as pound resumes plunge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/tory-j06.html The pound fell to a 31-year low against the dollar following news that economic growth in the UK slowed to less than 0.2 percent in the second quarter. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c8558f5-6b65-4c37-a408-ad6d31aa865C/tory-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Britain’s right-wing media call for creation of new pro-European Union party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/part-j06.html Leading commentators in the financial press view the founding of a new party as a means of reversing a strategic setback for the dominant sections of British capital. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa4d72fd-c9a7-412f-9ea9-2c637156799H/part-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Lufthansa flight attendants union accepts arbitration agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/luft-j06.html By agreeing to the arbitration award, the union is stabbing cabin staff and pilots in the back in their struggle to defend jobs, wages and pensions. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82f7fd5b-a5ec-4629-8eb6-d837b68b106O/luft-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z UK: Forty-two years after Birmingham pub bombings, inquest to be reopened http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/birm-j06.html The inquest is into the bombings themselves and their victims, rather than the frame-up of six innocent men. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/208c5dee-957c-4d47-9c1a-324c7da188fB/birm-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Brexit and the return of European militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/pers-j05.html The European Union has reacted to the outcome of the referendum on UK membership of the European Union by calling for the militarization of the continent. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/780511a9-08fd-49a5-bdd2-1e93247d5f7G/pers-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Union boss offers to broker “peace” deal with Labour’s anti-Corbyn plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/corb-j05.html A frantic last-ditch effort is being made to force the resignation of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so as to avoid a fresh leadership contest. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/845b579f-61ef-41ff-99af-a6814b3b9f1P/corb-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z UK teachers hold one-day strike against education bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/teac-j05.html The strike by National Union of Teachers members takes place amid the drive for the complete privatisation of state education. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fb972f6-1aef-4a61-a7f7-4f0103c7005N/teac-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Volkswagen: 700 workers lose their jobs in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/volk-j05.html The VW board is using the company’s current crisis to make long-planned cuts in its workforce, relying heavily on the IG Metall trade union and its related works councils. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cfd86be-e70e-412d-aa9e-4107222a901N/volk-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Brexit financial fallout widens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/econ-j04.html Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned of “economic post-traumatic stress” hitting financial markets, businesses and households. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/663f3744-76cc-4800-8d06-f14d3f97ff5C/econ-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Brexit vote heightens tensions in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/unio-j01.html Last week’s vote by the United Kingdom has been met by an intensified drive by Germany to exert dominance over the European continent. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db3130b6-fd2c-40bd-b68c-fe75ee3457dJ/unio-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z The anti-Corbyn coup and calls for a second referendum on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/brxe-j01.html The strategic interests of the ruling elite in Britain and the US—especially as regards NATO and its military provocations against Russia—require that the referendum result be rescinded. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91cd7699-9e07-4ff6-be21-4275fd33f17J/brxe-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Death toll in Istanbul airport attack rises to 41 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/ista-j30.html The massacre is the tragic yet predictable outcome of the NATO powers' backing of Al Qaeda-linked forces in their war for regime-change in Syria. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/350b8a2e-77e5-4445-9ac4-0a89b9f6da7L/ista-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z EU maintains hard line toward UK over Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/brex-j30.html While officially expressing dismay over the result of the Brexit referendum, EU leaders now see it as an opportunity to turn the EU into an aggressive military power. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06294425-e4e7-4bef-ad8f-70556c24b48G/brex-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z UK Labour right wing mounts leadership challenge against Corbyn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/corb-j30.html The coup against Corbyn is considered vital to the ability of the British ruling class to safeguard its interests globally. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a3fc6f4-aa38-40bb-8f7b-9cb31391f28F/corb-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Thousands turn up for cancelled “Remain in EU” rallies throughout the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/rema-j30.html The purpose of those addressing the rally was to exploit the frustration and anger of young people at the referendum result and its consequences. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d9e05db-6689-4e09-9609-e43d640ab45P/rema-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Spanish interior minister used state apparatus to topple opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/spai-j30.html The “Fernándezgate” recordings, which show Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz conspiring against political opponents, expose the disintegration of democratic forms of rule in Spain. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d355545b-2986-4845-97d7-e8f7936a5d7D/spai-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Workers at two UK rail companies strike against threat to jobs and safety http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/rail-j29.html On all existing driver-only operations there are no conductors or onboard staff, other than the revenue inspectors. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca453877-5a74-4307-b011-9f82976b9daI/rail-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in bomb attacks at Istanbul airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/turk-j29.html The death toll has mounted in the second major terrorist attack on a European airport in three months. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73c11b74-f279-4954-8d07-c7fb7865a40L/turk-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z IG Metall trade union backs Volkswagen board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/igme-j28.html IG Metall sprang to the support of management, which is exploiting the emission scandal to impose the biggest ever attacks on jobs, wages and conditions. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ede3fef2-935a-44e5-ad7a-6c48759102aL/igme-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z The way forward after the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/pers-j27.html The only certainty in the aftermath of the Leave vote is that the assault on the working class will be intensified, as the ruling elite demand greater sacrifices in the “national interest.” Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa39f4c1-fda3-4521-961c-fc78e6739e9P/pers-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Brexit vote intensifies conflicts within European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/euro-j25.html The process of European integration begun just after World War II, intended to build political institutions that would make a new world war impossible, is unraveling. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b071f70-2ffb-489a-b357-661f73ff165P/euro-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/wkrs-j24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c546548e-ba9a-485f-b6a0-19b25910b2aP/wkrs-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition make nationalist case for Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/tusc-j23.html The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party serve to blind the working class to the dangers posed by the strengthening of the most right-wing sections of the bourgeoisie through the referendum campaign. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3db2ea2-a1a9-49c2-966c-cf475767727H/tusc-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Despite mounting opposition, French unions signal concessions on labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/cgtl-j20.html The Stalinist General Confederation of Labor has indicated that it may be open to negotiating firm-level contracts under the new law that violate the national Labor Code. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ddafd34-321a-41c4-be75-16e3391a161P/cgtl-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Billionaire former BHS boss faces down UK parliamentary committee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/gree-j20.html Some 11,000 workers are set to lose their jobs and around 22,000 present and future retirees will see their pensions decimated after the collapse of high street retailer BHS. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24a2c6d1-cd5f-4f49-92f3-8c3c135acfcC/gree-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z US Navy to continue Black Sea incursions, brushing aside Russian demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/blac-j18.html Rather than countering “Russian aggression,” the breakneck militarization of the Black Sea is rooted in the drive by the US and European powers to control the Eurasian landmass. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b78008ff-3dcc-4bc0-a6ff-f397b38ef85P/blac-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Unidos Podemos pulls ahead of Socialist Party in Spanish election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/spai-j18.html The latest polls confirm the historic breakdown of the two party-system that has dominated Spanish politics since the end of the fascist dictatorship. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9febf4d-0fc5-4caf-849a-9eb3f7f6b53I/spai-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Leeds bus workers strike over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/firs-j18.html Earlier this month, 250 workers employed by First Bus Leeds voted unanimously to reject management’s paltry pay offer and begin a campaign of strike action. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a559470-936a-4497-a4c2-00ec4ed966bE/firs-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z The EU referendum and the murder of British MP Jo Cox http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/pers-j18.html The murder of Cox has starkly revealed the fascistic character of the forces being whipped up around this week’s referendum on British membership in the EU, particularly by the Leave campaign. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfbd8c2e-ffa9-4983-b91a-b40445675f2C/pers-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Fears of UK exit from the EU fuel global panic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/brex-j17.html The release of polls showing a likely “leave” result in the referendum on membership in the EU has fueled a stock sell-off and prompted worried statements by central banks. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b4466e9-061d-4aca-a7c8-cff0c76fac7D/brex-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/wkrs-j17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d06dd779-7279-4ad8-8306-b5265adaee6A/wkrs-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Britain’s Labour Party helps Conservative government pass Snoopers’ Charter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/snoo-j15.html The UK’s security and spying agencies are being rewarded for their criminality with new and almost unlimited powers. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24d248e3-8a62-465b-921c-dc8bbf3b5ccN/snoo-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z NATO orders four additional battalions to Russian border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/nato-j14.html The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e34917f-0ab9-4aaf-9a02-b07e3ca938aO/nato-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Pseudo-lefts appointed to leadership of Germany’s Left Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/left-j14.html Within Germany, the Left Party is increasingly viewed as a right-wing, bourgeois party, which spouts left sounding phrases, but is no different in practice than the established parties. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5e61ca3-6d66-4f3a-a93a-7024feab402B/left-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Belgian unions try to suppress country’s growing strike wave http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/belg-j13.html The unions in Belgium and France view a joint struggle by workers in both countries as a threat. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/652d6bd0-1fdd-4e06-94ac-ad817a62114B/belg-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z North Sea oil workers must wage unified struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/nort-j13.html The crisis in the North Sea industry is one expression of the global capitalist chaos in oil production. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07e9db45-94fa-4768-b1de-1baf820fddcK/nort-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Sports Direct and BHS: The real face of British capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/spor-j13.html While lamenting Ashley and Green as the “unacceptable face of capitalism,” the media made clear that much of what had occurred was perfectly legal. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcf9acb4-7818-480c-9442-29916921776P/spor-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z The Brexit referendum from a European perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/brex-j13.html Reading the commentary in the international press concerning the referendum on a British exit from the European Union, one gets a sense of a ruling class that has lost its bearings. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaae7fe6-af9e-42c5-82a5-181e2e5fcb1M/brex-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Bond yields fall as fears rise over global economic growth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/ecbc-j11.html As the pile of negative yielding government debt passes the $10 trillion mark, it has been described as a “supernova that will explode one day.” Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5264037c-6d39-49b4-aa85-f4a292efb2aK/ecbc-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z UK trade union federation calls for Britain to remain in EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/brex-j11.html The Trades Union Congress is backing the Remain campaign on the cynical basis that it is necessary to protect workers from the attacks of the Conservative government. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc515a04-e1e1-4313-b62a-f0142ac96ebI/brex-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z The referendum on Brexit: Why the SEP rejects both camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/berl-j11.html On Friday, June 17, Chris Marsden, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site from Britain, will speak in Berlin at Humboldt University on the referendum for British withdrawal from the EU, and on the party’s campaign for an active boycott. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a76bf345-1967-4cb9-8364-83062a79226F/berl-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z British rail workers facing state repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/rail-j10.html Workers have held strikes to protest the elimination of the safety-critical role of the conductor, who operates doors on the busiest routes in the UK. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36c9e78-7d93-4ff0-bbce-9c67d8a25c9A/rail-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/wrks-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dce1947f-4a97-478c-b186-90a532d3235G/wrks-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Massive NATO war game risks conflict with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/nato-j09.html NATO’s largest exercise since the end of the Cold War began Tuesday with 2,000 British, Polish and American troops parachuting from planes near the northern Polish town of Torun. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f87f0bf-ae6d-4e72-8964-4f7ddf8c15bJ/nato-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Strikes against austerity in France and Belgium defy union pressure for sellout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/fran-j09.html Garbage workers took strike action in several cities across France, joining rail, port and oil workers in France and rail workers in Belgium. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95ec7c33-eeb8-4b76-bb43-42661189a77F/fran-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Cameron/Farage debate on EU dominated by anti-immigrant rhetoric http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/deba-j09.html Tuesday night’s TV debate between Prime Minister David Cameron and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage centred on who could more aggressively scapegoat migrants. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b47bdffa-0c71-49b6-a3d2-51354973c17K/deba-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Setback for ruling Democratic Party in Italian municipal elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/ital-j09.html Poor results for Democratic Party candidates and gains for Grillo’s Five Star Movement are clear signs of dissatisfaction with the Renzi government. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e64a9eb-2234-494b-a157-72076e45a04E/ital-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Right-wing Polish government revives effort to extradite Roman Polanski http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/roma-j09.html The new attempt by the Polish government to extradite Polanski is the latest chapter in the US government’s vindictive pursuit of the filmmaker. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/202e4754-6348-44af-a0a9-2c9afd92a9eM/roma-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z One in seven children in Germany relies on social welfare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/germ-j07.html Almost a decade and a half after the “Agenda 2010” reforms, more than 1.5 million children under the age of 15 rely on Hartz IV welfare. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5963ec80-bfc1-49df-8d80-6d951ae965bB/germ-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z The case for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/pers-j07.html The struggle for a socialist Britain within a United Socialist States of Europe is a burning necessity for workers who, in every country, face the same class enemy and the same problems of austerity and war. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2695d30b-3afa-413e-b92d-cb0a90338e4A/pers-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z UK: The political fraud of the Another Europe is Possible campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/euro-j07.html The campaign makes no mention of the Cameron government’s austerity agenda that has seen millions of jobs destroyed, wages cut, welfare slashed to the bone and migrants denied entry to the UK. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0b0743f-7e7b-41f7-b92f-2706d73c325L/euro-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Hundreds more refugees die in the Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/refu-j06.html Within eight days, many more than 1,200 refugees have drowned during their voyage to Europe. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4f23de1-6911-410f-8f68-e7a1949d3e6M/refu-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z UK Labour leader Corbyn stakes his future on vote to remain in EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/corb-j06.html Corbyn is towing the line dictated by the dominant sections of British imperialism, which see membership of the EU as essential for securing Britain’s economic interests. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6758bf25-d2cf-45f6-b904-bf71107b779J/corb-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z German government tightens anti-terror laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/germ-j06.html Throughout Europe, the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris are being used as a pretext for constructing a police state, just as happened in the US following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14eecf72-963a-4032-ad33-6b37545bacaI/germ-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Striking rail workers speak out on movement against French labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/rail-j06.html WSWS reporters spoke to striking rail workers and students mobilized in solidarity with their strike at railway stations across Paris. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c3a9da2-977a-4f49-a2a9-650f142f3c5A/rail-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z What is behind the Armenian resolution passed by the German parliament? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/arme-j04.html On Thursday, the German parliament passed a resolution describing the mass murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as “genocide.” Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7088d86-5ac3-4bab-98c9-6dd3a3914a7E/arme-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z A dozen dead, tens of thousands displaced as floods hit Germany and France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/floo-j04.html Floods claimed between 12 and 18 lives, according to initial reports, and it is feared that the death toll could climb higher. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bf2fdd4-417d-4c22-a748-b099795e5c5B/floo-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Scotland’s RISE electoral coalition descends into crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/rise-j04.html RISE is led by an aspiring middle class layer of academics and commentators seeking to build their careers through the creation of a new Scottish capitalist state Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4df74b37-590c-4805-940c-ed5a946a341F/rise-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z British pensioners over 75 increasingly likely to live in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/pens-j04.html Just under a quarter of single pensioners are living in poverty. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03f7fced-2895-4f1c-8cbb-4e56356fc3eF/pens-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Strikes in France elicit support from German workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/germ-j03.html Sympathy from workers and young people, anger and resentment in the media—this is how Germany is reacting to the strikes in France. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e13006c1-ba54-42de-a400-7d84605a598I/germ-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z German Left Party congress carries out further shift to the right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/left-j03.html Regardless of the standard trite phrases about social justice, the Left Party set a political course at its party congress for participation in government at the federal level. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a293e196-91a0-4854-8122-a91e8e037cdO/left-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z Anti-migrant propaganda dominates UK Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/brex-j03.html Both the Remain and Leave campaigns for the June 23 referendum on UK membership of the European Union are pushing anti-migrant measures. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d209131e-f8c0-4af3-a71c-0b85d969491L/brex-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z The Strategy of the Intermarium—Part 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/pil4-j03.html This is the final part of a series reviewing the history of the Intermarium, which was developed as a bourgeois nationalist antipode to the United Socialist States of Europe as proposed by Leon Trotsky. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab5a49e0-2446-4ac6-b026-70c350f1b97M/pil4-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z More than 2,500 refugees drowned in Mediterranean so far this year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/refu-j02.html The number of refugee deaths over the first five months of this year, up 35 percent from 2015, has hit a new record. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8591a4b2-71a5-43bb-8cac-7d0a112b514L/refu-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z Strike wave against labor law spreads in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/fran-j02.html As the trade union bureaucracy prepares to sell out an escalating strike wave, opposition to the Socialist Party’s “El Khomri” labor reform is mounting in the working class. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b809951-d68c-4db6-b9d0-ed03a75161bC/fran-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z UK firms use new regulations to cut pay and conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/wage-j02.html Many of the attacks on wages and conditions began within the food industry, which is heavily reliant on the use of agency workers as cheap labour. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5a2c477-42e2-43e5-bd34-737ae2861b3I/wage-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z