By Marianne Arens, 8 August 2020
In order to ensure the capitalists can turn a profit, all established parties, from the Christian Social Union to the Left Party, are pushing for a return to regular in-person teaching.
By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 8 August 2020
The SEP calls for the development of an interconnected network of rank-and-file committees to prepare for a general strike against the opening of schools and the murderous policy of the ruling class.
Reject whitewash report into London bus driver coronavirus deaths! For rank-and-file health and safety committees!
By Laura Tiernan and Miles Driver, 8 August 2020
There is nothing remotely “independent” about University College London’s review into bus driver deaths.
By Ulrich Rippert, 8 August 2020
In stepping up its attacks on airline workers, Lufthansa collaborates closely with its three unions—UFO, Cockpit and Verdi.
By Jason Melanovski, 7 August 2020
The arrest of 33 Russian military contractors in Belarus makes clear that the long-standing ally of Moscow has become a new hotspot in the growing conflict between the United States and Russia.
By Rory Woods, 7 August 2020
Hundreds of health workers demonstrated in London last week and dozens of protests are scheduled in cities across the country this Saturday, organised by Facebook groups.
By Julia Callaghan, 7 August 2020
On August 23, the moratorium on new evictions in England and Wales ends, threatening homelessness for the near quarter of a million people who have fallen behind with their rent since the start of the pandemic.
By Jordan Shilton, 7 August 2020
Police officers, former military officers and far-right operatives engaged in a vast conspiracy to hoard large quantities of munitions and weaponry, establish safe houses, identify political opponents, and procure the necessary materials to secretly dispose of dead bodies.
Maltese doctors’ action against spread of COVID-19; Iranian oil workers continue strikes; Zimbabwe doctors’ and nurses’ stoppage spreads.
7 August 2020
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By Tony Robson, 6 August 2020
Local officials in Wales and England have sought to minimise any disruption to the operations of the corporations as outbreaks of the virus have flared up.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 August 2020
The protest in Berlin was a predictable, put-up job, which closely resembled the scenario of the Pegida demonstrations held five years ago.
By Marianne Arens, 6 August 2020
On August 1, three Guineans were brutally attacked by neo-Nazis in Erfurt and had to be taken to hospital.
By Paul Bond, 6 August 2020
The bailout, only half the sum requested, spearheads an assault on TfL’s workforce, in stark contrast to the generous packages offered to the privatised passenger rail franchises.
By Thomas Scripps, 5 August 2020
Medical professionals warn that schools cannot be reopened safely when testing and tracing are grossly inadequate and there is already a resurgence of the pandemic.
By Tom Pearce, 5 August 2020
The offer is divisive and paltry. It will not be funded nationally by the Johnson government, but out of school budgets which are chronically under-funded.
By Alejandro López, 5 August 2020
The return to school is a criminal policy exposing children, teachers, families and neighbourhoods to serious illness and death.
By Jan Ritter and Max Linhof, 5 August 2020
A growing number of threatening e-mails and faxes, almost all signed NSU 2.0, have been sent to left-wing artists, immigrants, politicians, journalists and lawyers.
By Alice Summers, 4 August 2020
Low-paid agricultural workers are seen as an entirely dispensable workforce, forced to work back-breaking days in appalling conditions.
By Margot Miller, 4 August 2020
Many have no jobs to go back to, with young people especially hard hit in hospitality and retail.
By Barry Mason, 4 August 2020
The pilots voted for the agreement with a gun pointed to their heads by the union.
By Will Morrow, 4 August 2020
The demands for Darmanin’s resignation over alleged sexual misconduct have intensified since his elevation to the powerful post of interior minister this month.
“How war and dictatorship are prepared at universities”
By our reporters, 4 August 2020
“The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is one of the centres of German war weapons research,” IYSSE candidate Gregor Kahl told the meeting.
By Steve James, 3 August 2020
The government intends to re-open all primary and secondary schools by August 18, despite COVID-19 outbreaks in call centres, distribution centres, pubs and care homes.
By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 3 August 2020
Eurostat economic figures for the second quarter of 2020 show that Europe saw its deepest and most sudden economic collapse in history.
By Stefan Steinberg, 3 August 2020
The inclusion of clips from Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia film makes clear that attempts to sanitise the crimes of the National Socialists is not limited to the spheres of politics and academia.
Families fight for justice for five workers killed by wall collapse at UK Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant
By Tony Robson, 3 August 2020
Tonnes of scrap metal had been stored in the adjacent bay, piled at double the recommended height against a wall of interlocking concrete blocks with no foundation.
By our reporter, 3 August 2020
The wall collapsed on the five workers. Another worker was trapped and received a serious leg injury. One survivor suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
By Thomas Scripps, 1 August 2020
Around 4,200 people are catching COVID-19 each day in England, up 68 percent on the estimated 2,500 daily infections two weeks ago.
By Andrea Reissner, 1 August 2020
The situation is highly dangerous. Since the easing of the coronavirus restrictions, the number of cases in Europe, and in Germany, is once again on the rise.
By Charles Hixson, 1 August 2020
An entire culture within corporations, built up over decades, which viewed regulations as impediments to reaping greater profits was evident in Rydon’s testimony.
By Ben Oliver, 1 August 2020
Dealing with the insidious uncertainty of COVID-19's spread is more like living with a domestic abuser or being deployed to a war zone.
By Daniel Jakob, 31 July 2020
This year is the hottest in Siberia since measurements began 130 years ago. The record heatwave is an extreme consequence of global climate change.
By Robert Stevens, 31 July 2020
England endured the longest continuous period of excess deaths out of 29 European countries.
By a socialist postal worker, 31 July 2020
To take forward the struggle in defence of postal workers’ health and to oppose the onslaught on jobs and pay demands the formation of rank-and-file committees.
By Johannes Stern, 31 July 2020
Six months after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus to be a global health emergency, the situation in Europe is out of control for a second time.
By Robert Stevens, 30 July 2020
The Tories’ aim is to divert attention from the resurgence of coronavirus infections in the UK due to their own criminal policies.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 July 2020
The term “Homeland Security” (“Heimatschutz”), which appears eleven times in a short advertising text on the Ministry of Defence website, is a battle cry of the extreme right.
Germany: Stop right-wing terror! IYSSE student parliament campaign at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
By our reporter, 30 July 2020
Last Friday, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) held their first online campaign rally as part of the student parliament election at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
By Tania Kent, 29 July 2020
The hostility among teachers and parents to the unsafe reopening of schools is being met with propaganda to confuse, disorient and dissipate opposition.
By Dennis Moore, 29 July 2020
The benefit system has evolved from its post-war ethos as a “safety net” to one based on punishing the sick and disabled and coercing the unemployed into low-paid work.
By Chris Marsden, 29 July 2020
Political opposition to the criminal suppression of the Palestinians by Israel is being officially recast as a form of anti-Semitism, slandering and virtually outlawing a vast swathe of left-wing opinion.
By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2020
The lawsuit against Colombes Mayor Patrick Chaimovitch tramples on historical truth and basic democratic rights.
Russian pseudo-left provides neo-Stalinist justification for vendetta against historian Yuri Dmitriev
By Clara Weiss, 29 July 2020
Boris Kagarlitsky’s website Rabkor has published a commentary justifying the frame-up of Dmitriev, who has done valuable work in exposing Stalin’s crimes.
By Thomas Scripps, 28 July 2020
As it stands, the UK courts are continuing with Assange’s extradition process based on an outdated indictment.
By Robert Stevens, 28 July 2020
Spain was taken off the government’s “safe-travel” list with a few hours’ notice, after being put on it just weeks earlier
By Will Morrow, 28 July 2020
The unions’ central concern is to prevent a movement of the entire working class in France and across Europe against layoffs and European Union austerity measures.
By Alejandro López, 28 July 2020
The EU bailout Iglesias calls a “breath of fresh air” is the roll-out across Europe of the model of Greek bailouts after the 2008 crash, to repay trillions of euros given to the rich.
By Johannes Stern, 28 July 2020
The programme has two key goals: a major deployment of the army domestically, and the recruitment of new soldiers for external wars.
By Gustav Kemper and Wolfgang Weber, 28 July 2020
This attack has long been planned by the company, the Berlin state executive and the Verdi trade union. Now the coronavirus pandemic and impending closure of Tegel are being used as the excuse to implement it.
By Peter Symonds, 27 July 2020
Pompeo condemned those that “simply don’t have the ability, the courage to stand with us.”
With over 200,000 dead from coronavirus
By Alex Lantier, 27 July 2020
Even before the pandemic has been brought under control in Eastern Europe, the premature ending of lockdowns in Western Europe is leading to a surge in new cases.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 July 2020
The public prosecutor’s office is investigating the executives for commercial fraud, balance sheet forgery, market manipulation, embezzlement of assets and money laundering.
Vote “NO” to British Airways pilots’ contract! Form rank and file committees to oppose BALPA sell-out!
By Robert Stevens, 27 July 2020
BALPA has been engaged in talks for three months with BA, which is preparing to lay off 12,000 of its 42,000 workforce.
By K. Nesan, 25 July 2020
Daimler workers and millions of employees in companies associated with the automotive industry should regard these dismissals as the beginning of a broad campaign of unprecedented attacks.
By Simon Whelan, 25 July 2020
According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 33 percent of academic staff in the UK were on fixed-term contracts in 2017–18.
London bus drivers launch crowdfund appeal for family of murdered French bus driver: “Help the family of Philippe Monguillot!”
By Laura Tiernan, 25 July 2020
London drivers launched the crowdfund for Monguillot’s family two weeks ago and are appealing for support.
By Alex Lantier, 24 July 2020
Conflicts unleashed by decades of imperialist war in the Middle East and the Mediterranean are now threatening to blow up the NATO alliance.
By Charlotte Salthill and Joyce Smith, 24 July 2020
A report by the Sutton Trust highlights the devastating impact of decades of austerity by Tory and Labour governments, with the pandemic triggering an existential crisis for early years education.
By Paul Bond, 24 July 2020
More than half of manufacturing companies said they will make redundancies in the next six months, with a further 20.1 percent saying they might.
By Marianne Arens, 24 July 2020
As with the outbreaks at other German slaughterhouses, the politicians’ main concern is keeping production running so profits continue to pile up.
By Clara Weiss, 24 July 2020
The central role of anti-Semitism in the official campaign of the ruling PiS has no precedent in Poland since the end of the Nazi occupation in World War II.
Icelandair cabin crew reject contract, threatened with sacking; Israel’s nurses, social workers strike; Zimbabwe nurses’ strike continues
24 July 2020
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By Johannes Stern, 23 July 2020
With the revival of German militarism, the militaristic traditions that are historically linked above all to the Soldateska of the Kaiserreich (Imperial Empire) and the Wehrmacht (armed forces of Nazi Germany) are inevitably returning.
By Robert Stevens and Charles Hixson, 23 July 2020
The criminal decision to use flammable cladding was the main factor in turning the tower block into a death trap.
By Thomas Scripps, 23 July 2020
British politics is ever more closely mirroring US politics, where conflicts within the ruling class are fought out through the prism of anti-Russian hysteria, with anti-democratic and militarist implications.
By Peter Schwarz, 22 July 2020
The Frankfurt “riots” are being used by the German government to increase police powers and justify and strengthen radical right-wing structures in the state apparatus.
By Laura Tiernan, 22 July 2020
The R-rate, which the government previously said must stay below 1.0 to prevent exponential growth, has risen to 1.0 in almost every area.
By Joe Mount, 22 July 2020
ASOS engaged in profiteering during the health emergency, continuing its operations in defiance of restrictions that only “essential” workplaces should remain open.
By Steve James, 21 July 2020
Ireland’s National Public Health Emergency Team has warned of a second wave of COVID-19 infection as the Central Bank warns of a “severe negative shock”.
By Markus Salzmann, 21 July 2020
The Ministry of Health in Vienna reported 157 positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday, the highest number since April 10.
By Margot Miller, 21 July 2020
The government is intent on depriving the survivors, the bereaved and the public of the truth behind this heinous crime.
By Alejandro López, 20 July 2020
Regional authorities have asked over 4 million people not to leave their homes, as the back-to-work campaigns accelerates the contagion of COVID-19 across Europe.
By Marianne Arens, 20 July 2020
The disease particularly affects workers who do not have the opportunity to remain at home and maintain social distancing.
By Will Morrow, 20 July 2020
While the structure of the building so far appears to have been saved, the greatest losses are the organ and stained-glass windows behind it, which were destroyed.
By Harm Zonderland and Parwini Zora, 20 July 2020
Tata Steel has revived its long-standing “reorganisation plans,” exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to eliminate an estimated 1,250 to 3,000 jobs.
By Marianne Arens, 20 July 2020
At the Tönnies plant in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, and the district of Gütersloh where it is located, 244 people are still registered as sick due to the coronavirus.
New terrorist threats against politicians, artists and journalists
By Christoph Vandreier, 18 July 2020
The threats are intended to intimidate the widespread opposition to the right-wing policies of the grand coalition of the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD).
By K. Nesan, 18 July 2020
In an interview with the Stuttgarter Zeitung, Daimler personnel manager Wilfried Porth threatened to increase the number of jobs to be shed at the auto company.
By Will Morrow, 18 July 2020
Mélenchon’s criticism of the Macron administration is from the right: that it is not sufficiently aggressive in its pursuit of French imperialist interests.
By Robert Stevens, 18 July 2020
The collapse in the number of workers in employment takes place along with a drastic fall in hours for those remaining in a job, and a fall in wages.
By Laura Tiernan, 18 July 2020
Johnson’s homicidal plans to end home working and lift public transportation restrictions reveal a financial oligarchy hell-bent on driving millions back to work no matter what the cost in human life.
By Barry Grey, 18 July 2020
The United States is most nakedly pursuing a nationalistic course, aimed at enriching American oligarchs and deploying the vaccine not as a means to save lives, but as a weapon against countries in the crosshairs of US imperialism.
By Thomas Scripps, 18 July 2020
The signatories have all either hitherto kept a criminal silence over Assange’s persecution, or, in the case of Corbyn, McDonnell, Abbott and Long-Bailey, found their voice only after losing leading positions in the Labour Party.
By Tony Robson, 17 July 2020
The outbreak among the 1,000 plus workforce demonstrates that the highly exploitative and unsafe practices of the Boohoo Group extend across the supply and distribution network.
By Charles Hixson, 17 July 2020
The July 7 announcement, impacting 650 workers, followed reports of the crisis facing the royal budget.
By Thomas Scripps, 16 July 2020
US President Donald Trump was quick to boast of his administration’s responsibility for the UK’s volte face.
“We’re just cannon fodder. This is a policy about economics not safety.”
By our reporters, 16 July 2020
The Johnson government plans to fully reopen schools nationally in September despite the heightened risks from COVID-19 transmission.
Transport for London downplayed COVID-19 dangers to bus, rail and tube workers in critical early months
By Laura Tiernan, 16 July 2020
New documents reveal that TfL focused on operational efficiency at the expense of workers’ lives.
By Dennis Moore, 16 July 2020
Almost 230,000 tenants across England have fallen behind with rent payments since the start of the pandemic.
By Max Linhof and Jan Ritter, 16 July 2020
Stuttgart’s police chief Franz Lutz said “nationwide searches” would be conducted at registry offices, “to determine the migration background (of individual suspects).”
Verfassungsschutz Report 2019: German secret service downplays threat of Nazi terrorism and attacks socialist politics
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 July 2020
The year 2019, on which the report focuses, was characterised by a surge in right-wing terrorism, but hardly a word on this threat is to be found in the Verfassungsschutz report.
By Will Morrow, 15 July 2020
The deal has been hailed by the Macron government and international media as an “historic” sign that health staff are receiving just recognition for their sacrifices.
By Robert Stevens, 15 July 2020
The modelling is based on deaths in hospitals alone and not in care homes and other settings.
By Thomas Scripps, 15 July 2020
This is the latest, and one of the largest, workplace outbreaks in the UK since the ending of the national lockdown by the Johnson government.
By Tom Pearce, 15 July 2020
The Facebook site of the group has created a map of school closures due to outbreaks, which is a powerful source of information for parents.
By Christoph Vandreier, 15 July 2020
There are close links between Germany’s secret services, its government and the right-wing extremist milieu not only in Saxony, but throughout the country.
By Max Linhof and Jan Ritter, 15 July 2020
Germany’s Green Party presented a draft party programme in Berlin on 26 June entitled “To care and protect ...”
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 15 July 2020
The intention is to keep the public in the dark forever on the background to the killings and the people behind it, especially the role of the security services.
By Alex Lantier, 15 July 2020
A week of protests has followed President Aleksandar Vučić’s announcement that a curfew would be re-imposed in Serbia amid a rapid resurgence of COVID-19.
By Thomas Scripps, 14 July 2020
Workers have been raising safety concerns for months, but have been smothered by the continued inaction of government agencies and local politicians.