UK: SEP assistant national secretary Julie Hyland addresses social sciences conference on fake news, censorship and war
By our reporters, 10 November 2018
The conference examined ways in which the media has historically been used to condition public opinion in favour of war.
By Robert Stevens, 10 November 2018
Social consciousness has changed as a result of the Grenfell fire. After the callous treatment of the survivors, many saw through the sympathetic posturing of the ruling elite.
By Alex Lantier, 10 November 2018
Macron’s attempt to rehabilitate Pétain is an unabashed appeal to the far right, which he is cultivating as a base of support amid rising opposition among workers.
“100 years of social partnership”—a sinister celebration of trade unions, employers’ associations and the state in Germany
By Wolfgang Weber, 10 November 2018
On October 16, the German Trade Unions and Employer Associations celebrated the centenary of the Stinnes-Legien-Agreement, which laid the foundation for the suppression of the German Revolution of 1918/19.
By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2018
European ruling circles have concluded that US-European conflicts reflect a deeper crisis than they first believed.
By Barry Mason, 8 November 2018
Despite evidence of toxicity in soil samples found around the site of the June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, the authorities have failed to act to protect public health.
By Johannes Stern, 8 November 2018
The latest revelations surrounding the dismissal of the long-time president of the German secret service, Hans-Georg Maassen, confirms that the German domestic intelligence agency has been run by a right-wing extremist since 2012.
By Alice Summers, 3 November 2018
Since last year, police firearms operations have risen by nearly 20 percent nationally, with some areas seeing an increase of 53 percent.
Ireland votes to remove blasphemy from the constitution and re-elects Michael D. Higgins as president
By Dermot Byrne and Steve James, 3 November 2018
The collapse of Sinn Fein and the Labour Party, and their eclipse by the right-winger Casey, underscores the urgent need for a genuine socialist party of the working class in Ireland.
By Anthony Torres, 2 November 2018
Amid growing tensions between the major powers, France’s nuclear-armed aircraft carrier is set to travel next year to the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.
By Barry Mason, 2 November 2018
Building surveyor expert Arnold Tarling, who has examined Large Panel System blocks across London, believes they have fundamental structural flaws.
By Ulrich Rippert, 30 October 2018
The election result is an expression of the growing hostility towards the grand coalition and its right-wing policies of militarism, state repression and social austerity.
By Thomas Scripps, 30 October 2018
The move will not in any way alter London’s status as a playground for the super-rich and haven for illegal wealth.
By Simon Whelan, 27 October 2018
Authorities sought to deport Sangarapillai Balachandran, who had been headhunted by a British company due to a severe shortage of civil engineers with his specific skills.
By Robert Stevens, 26 October 2018
That May, who supported Remain in the 2016 referendum, was able to seize the day reflects a pronounced shift in ruling circles, who cannot countenance a hard Brexit.
By Alice Summers and Robert Stevens, 20 October 2018
Behind talk of a coordinated struggle, the demand of service workers for better pay and conditions is being misled by the trade unions.
After 250,000 people march in Berlin
By Ulrich Rippert and Johannes Stern, 18 October 2018
Last weekend’s massive demonstration in Berlin expressed widespread popular opposition to the return of fascism and militarism in Germany.
By Alex Lantier, 18 October 2018
The official reaction to the police raids on Mélenchon’s LFI movement shows that a police state exists and is rapidly consolidating itself in France.
By Francis Dubois, 18 October 2018
The government reorganisation will not resolve the crisis of rule emerging from growing working class opposition to Macron's program.
By Robert Stevens, 18 October 2018
Anyone believing that today’s recall will provide an opportunity to discuss the betrayal underestimates the contempt of the union apparatus for democratic debate.
By Ben Trent, 16 October 2018
The budget deficits are the outcome of a systemic attack on a public health service provider with the intent of bringing the 70-year-old institution into private hands.
By Alice Summers, 13 October 2018
Workers are effectively paying for their own wage increase through the slashing of employee benefits, share and incentive schemes, with some possibly seeing a net loss.
By Francis Dubois, 13 October 2018
More than ten days after Interior Minister Gérard Collomb resigned, President Emmanuel Macron again missed a self-imposed deadline to name a new government.
Grenfell Tower Inquiry:
By Paul Bond, 13 October 2018
The evidence reveals a devastating picture of official negligence before and after the fire.
By Anthony Torres, 13 October 2018
By his silence, Mélenchon is tacitly supporting forces within his Unsubmissive France party that are orienting toward right-wing populism and the militarization of Europe.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 11 October 2018
The no-confidence motion against the executive of the Royal College of Nurses is only one example of growing opposition to the decades of betrayals by the trade union bureaucracy.
Kilometres from the ashes of Grenfell Tower
By Laura Tiernan, 11 October 2018
More than £1.4 million will be spent to make Kensington Palace more comfortable for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
By Christopher Lehmann, 9 October 2018
The authorities’ claims that the anti-immigrant rampage by neo-Nazis in Chemnitz took them by surprise are not credible.
By Marianne Arens, 9 October 2018
The louder the protests of working people, the more deliberate and mercilessly the German government pursues its right-wing policies.
By Alex Lantier, 9 October 2018
Like rats fleeing a sinking ship, ministers are abandoning Macron in an attempt to save their political careers by finding positions in municipal politics.
By the Socialist Equality Party (France), 9 October 2018
Workers face the choice between President Emmanuel Macron’s social counterrevolution and a revolutionary struggle to bring down the Macron government.
By Markus Salzmann, 6 October 2018
On October 3, the day marking the reunification of Germany, 40,000 people demonstrated in the Bavarian capital against racism and the new Police Task Law (PAG)
By Dietmar Henning, 6 October 2018
The decision to break up the Thyssenkrupp multinational conglomerate, in which the IG Metall union has played a key role, has been secretly prepared for months.
By Michael Barnes, 6 October 2018
The struggle by rail workers in defense of jobs is in danger, due to the systematic sabotage of their fight by the unions.
By Paul Bond, 6 October 2018
Aznavour grew up with a love of music and theatre and leaves a legacy of some 1,200 songs, innumerable recordings, and some notable film appearances.
By Robert Stevens, 4 October 2018
Both wings of the Tories are concerned that Prime Minister May’s downfall could lead to a Corbyn-led Labour government that would be unable to keep the working class in check.
By Markus Salzmann, 29 September 2018
The Left Party mayor of Frankfurt on the Oder, René Wilke, has initiated a deportation order against seven refugees from Syria, Pakistan and the Palestinian territories.
By Laura Tiernan, 29 September 2018
Markle’s “first solo project” is an attempt to restore public faith in the monarchy, present a caring and “culturally diverse” image and prevent the working class from challenging the wealth, privilege and power of the British ruling class.
By Robert Stevens, 29 September 2018
Addressing those who have spent years slandering him and his supporters, Corbyn pleaded that it was necessary “to focus on what unites us. We are on a journey together and can only complete it together.”
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 September 2018
The 52nd Historikertag (Historians’ Conference) September 25-28 in Münster takes place under conditions where historical questions have assumed immense significance.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 September 2018
The decision to retain Hans-Georg Maassen in the interior ministry sends a clear message to the extreme right that it enjoys the full backing of the grand coalition.
At conference of British Labour Party
By Chris Marsden, 25 September 2018
Anger was generated among Labour Party conference delegates by the rotten compromise stitched up by the National Executive Committee in a two-day meeting prior to the conference.
By Chris Marsden, 25 September 2018
What is revealed by the renewed slander campaign against Foot is a dirty plot by the security services to bring down a Labour government, had it won the 1983 general election, that now reads like a dry run for today’s campaign against Corbyn.
By Chris Marsden, 22 September 2018
Theresa May's address was met with silence and her implied threats were stonewalled, as the main players within the EU combined the next day to declare her proposals to be “unworkable.”
“A whiff of 1933”
By Marianne Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 22 September 2018
Racist and anti-semitic attacks are rising at an alarming rate across Germany with acts of violence occurring on almost a daily basis.
By Francis Dubois, 22 September 2018
Two weeks after Macron called for a “common front” of all his ministers as the school year began, ministers are constantly resigning, throwing into question the survival of the government.
Manchester “anti-Semitism” protest
By Robert Stevens, 22 September 2018
Tory MP Chris Green not only called for Corbyn’s removal, but suggested how the Blairites could defy the democratic will of their own party’s members.
By Liz Smith, 17 September 2018
The situation worsened during the summer school holidays, with an estimated 3 million children nationwide at risk of going hungry.
By Alex Lantier, 17 September 2018
Kuzmanovic applauded Aufstehen’s xenophobic line as a strategy for Melenchon's Unsubmissive France (LFI) to win workers’ votes.
By Robert Stevens, 13 September 2018
The sordid episode demonstrates that the pseudo-left organisations have no independence from the trade union bureaucracy.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 4 September 2018
Moral outrage is not enough to stop the fascist mob: it is necessary to understand the political roots of its resurgence.
UK: Momentum’s Jon Lansman aids witch-hunt against Corbyn, joins Blairites at Jewish Labour Movement event
By Paul Mitchell, 4 September 2018
Momentum leader Jon Lansman joined pro-Zionist and pro-Blairite figures to issue a blatant apologia for their campaign to blackguard the left as anti-Semitic.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 September 2018
Ha’aretz aims to silence and criminalise any signs of growing left-wing sentiment expressed in the support for Corbyn’s minimalist reforms.
By Francis Dubois, 4 September 2018
While the media endlessly discuss the crisis of the government, their obsession with Hulot obscures the deep unpopularity of Macron’s policies of austerity and war.
By Francis Dubois, 30 August 2018
Mélenchon’s invitation of right-wing parties to his summer school marks another milestone in the right-wing trajectory of the middle-class pseudo-left.
By Anthony Torres, 30 August 2018
An intelligence agent who read some Marx while in an agency that set up provocations against strikers, Langlois was ideally placed to join the populist pseudo-left.
By Francis Dubois, 28 August 2018
While giving tens of billions of euros in tax cuts to the super-rich, President Macron is slashing pensions, eliminating social rights established more than 70 years ago.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2018
The grand coalition and the entire German ruling elite are planning the massive rearmament of the army in preparation for major military operations.
By Paul Bond, 28 August 2018
The council is “reviewing” how to reduce the number of children who are taken into care , cut support for those with learning disabilities and introduce fees or charges for services.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 August 2018
The grand coalition of the CDU, CSU and SPD has largely adopted the AfD’s policies, and is going out of its way to praise the right-wing extremist party.
By Robert Stevens, 25 August 2018
For the hard Brexit faction, the future of May’s premiership is understood in terms of days and weeks—with Johnson’s leadership challenge gathering pace.
By Barry Mason, 25 August 2018
Retailers are shifting employees from secure full-time contracts to less secure ones with “less rigidity and more flexibility.”
By Marianne Arens, 21 August 2018
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann claims that the camps are “not detention facilities,” and that “no one is imprisoned,” but that is a lie.
By Robert Stevens, 21 August 2018
Johnson’s anti-burqa comments and the leadership ambitions that informed them were spurred on by effusive support from Trump and his former adviser, Steve Bannon.
By Julie Hyland, 20 August 2018
Whatever the progressive sentiments of those who signed up to the project, the Momentum network was from the very start aimed at controlling and ultimately sabotaging any genuine challenge to the right.
By Paul Bond, 18 August 2018
While the authorities are not yet able to confirm that the incident was a terrorist attack, it will be used to intensify policing powers and surveillance across the capital.
By Christopher Lehmann, 14 August 2018
On the “Tagesthemen” TV news program, the SPD mayor ranted against EU nationals who were allegedly flocking to Germany to fraudulently obtain social welfare payments.
By Steve James, 14 August 2018
Serco wrote to Glasgow City Council of its intention to evict “former Asylum Seekers who do not wish to engage in voluntary return, and who the Home Office have determined have no legal right to remain in the UK.”
By Tom Pearce, 14 August 2018
The warnings are further evidence of the vast criminality committed at Grenfell by the political and corporate elite.
By Anthony Torres, 14 August 2018
Mélenchon’s attempts to ally with the political right must serve as a warning to workers that he plans to carry out a violently anti-worker policy.
By our reporters, 13 August 2018
August 16 will mark six years since WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was granted political asylum by the Ecuadorian government.
By Ajanta Silva, 13 August 2018
More than 1,000 health workers signed a petition calling for the current leadership of the Royal College of Nursing to stand down.
By Marianne Arens, 9 August 2018
On Friday, simultaneous strikes against Ryanair will take place in several European countries. While workers’ anger has grown, the unions are doing everything to isolate the strike.
By Julie Hyland, 9 August 2018
In publishing his views, Johnson is counting on the fetid anti-migrant atmosphere being whipped up by all political parties.
By Noah Windstein, 9 August 2018
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party conference is scheduled to adopt a decision to reintroduce military service.
By Robert Stevens, 8 August 2018
The class struggle is reaching a higher stage of development, posing strategic issues before every section of the international working class.
By Paul Bond, 8 August 2018
The scheme would have seen the demolition of 1,400 council houses and their replacement by luxury developments and supposedly “affordable” properties.
By Laura Tiernan, 6 August 2018
The response to Robinson’s release signals a further rightward lurch by the mainstream media in the direction of normalising the far-right.
By Francis Dubois, 4 August 2018
Unsubmissive France is advancing out a populist, anti-worker policy compatible with police repression.
By Christoph Vandreier, 2 August 2018
With the inhumane camp system, the coalition government of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats is implementing the refugee policy of the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Steve James, 2 August 2018
The role of the unions in the airline and other industries is to isolate any struggle, impose the demands of the companies and prevent a unified fight of the entire working class.
By Robert Stevens, 2 August 2018
It was known at top levels of the British state that Abedi had travelled on the ship, but the public, including the families of his victims, was kept in the dark for over a year.
By our reporters, 1 August 2018
Despite pouring rain, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Munich against right-wing agitation, increasing military spending, poverty and war.
By Kumaran Ira, 1 August 2018
The massive increase in military spending underscores the fact that a fundamental aim of European austerity policies is to finance large-scale imperialist wars.
By Robert Stevens, 26 July 2018
Under conditions of a worsening crisis for Theresa May’s Conservative government, Corbyn sought to reassure business that Labour was the party it could trust to navigate troubled waters ahead.
By Alejandro López, 26 July 2018
The unrelenting pursuit of rapper Josep Miquel Beltrán (stage name Valtònyc) is further evidence of the growing assault on free speech in Spain and throughout Europe.
By Alejandro López, 26 July 2018
“They put me on trial for telling true, objective facts, and that is because what is happening is scary. People are not going to be able to say what they think about those who are stealing public money from us, money taken out of our wages every month. We have the right to speak out, to criticize, to get angry.”
By Julie Hyland, 19 July 2018
The brutal assault on Steve Hedley, assistant general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union by fascist thugs on Saturday is an outrage.
By Robert Stevens, 18 July 2018
May’s attempted compromise over Brexit has blown up, due not simply to events in Britain, but also to the antagonisms between the US and Europe.
As Jeff Bezos’ wealth reaches $150 billion
By Will Morrow and Genevieve Leigh, 17 July 2018
Prime Day is treated as a virtual public holiday by the corporate media, akin to Black Friday, but it is synonymous with increased exploitation for Amazon and other shipping workers.
By our reporter, 17 July 2018
The narrative being developed by the police is that a “container” of novichok was likely discarded by Russian state-sponsored agents who had attempted to assassinate double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4.
By our reporters, 16 July 2018
WSWS reporters spoke to anti-Trump protesters in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. Meanwhile, protests continued in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday.
By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018
Friday’s protests by hundreds of thousands of people in London made clear that masses of workers throughout the world despise Trump and everything he stands for.
By Francis Dubois, 14 July 2018
French corporations and governments are active accomplices in the bloody Egyptian military junta’s mass surveillance and repression of the Egyptian people.
By Barry Mason, 14 July 2018
Firefighters put themselves at risk by going into flats to search for people without water and negotiating the lower floors without using their breathing apparatuses to conserve them for higher floors.
By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018
The Socialist Workers Party’s aim is to promote the “progressive” credentials of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and of the Trades Union Congress.
By Alex Lantier, 12 July 2018
A month after the collapse of the G7 economic summit, diplomatic and military ties between Washington and the European Union are rapidly disintegrating.
Twenty thousand demonstrate in Düsseldorf, Germany against police state attacks on democratic rights
By our correspondents, 12 July 2018
Last Saturday, 20,000 workers and young people marched from Düsseldorf Central Station to the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament to protest the new police law planned by the state government.
By Johannes Stern, 12 July 2018
With its “Migration Master Plan,” the grand coalition government has adopted the refugee policy of the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Alice Summers, 12 July 2018
The consequence of the burdens of stress, debt and lack of prospects, combined with poor access to mental health treatment, is a sharp rise in mental health problems and suicides among young people.