By Anthony Torres, 21 March 2019
This is the first time since the 1954–1962 Algerian war that the army is to be mobilized in policing operations on French soil against the population.
On the eve of the presidential elections
By Jason Melanovski and Clara Weiss, 21 March 2019
Incumbent president Petro Poroshenko currently occupies third place in polls leading up to the March 31 election.
By Chris Marsden, 20 March 2019
If May’s extension is rejected by Brussels at a summit on Thursday, Brexit is set for March 29, in just nine days.
Russian Pabloites push for a “broad left” amid growing social discontent, advanced US preparations for regime change
By Clara Weiss, 20 March 2019
The ultimate aim of the Russian Socialist Movement’s proposed “broad left” is to divert the growing social and political opposition within the Russian working class into right-wing channels.
By our reporters, 20 March 2019
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to attendees at the launch of the English-language edition of Why Are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany at London’s Foyles bookshop.
By Will Morrow, 19 March 2019
Before any substantive information came to light, Dutch and European authorities were alleging the shooter was linked to terrorism and religious extremism.
By Markus Salzmann, 19 March 2019
Nearly 10,000 public sector employees went on strike in Hungary last Thursday, protesting poverty wages and government policy.
By K. Nesan, 19 March 2019
The Bosch company is using the introduction of electric-powered autos to press ahead with the biggest job cuts in its history.
By our reporters, 19 March 2019
At protests coinciding with the end of Macron’s fraudulent “grand debate,” “yellow vests” supported the developing struggle by Algerian workers and youth.
By our reporter, 19 March 2019
Why Are They Back? by Christoph Vandreier documents the promotion of the extreme right in Germany and the ICFI’s struggle against it.
By our reporter, 19 March 2019
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party), German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, will appear on the ballot throughout Germany in the May 26 European elections.
Anti-Semitic propaganda distributed at Polish parliament as government witch-hunts Holocaust historians
By Clara Weiss, 16 March 2019
The Polish government is engaged in an unprecedented witch-hunt of historians of the Holocaust and promotion of anti-Semitism.
By Bryan Dyne, 16 March 2019
The internationally coordinated protests, the largest in sixteen years, were organized in response to the failure of world governments and the ruling class to do anything to halt global warming.
By our reporters, 16 March 2019
Reporting teams from the World Socialist Web Site interviewed students who protested in countries around the world for action on climate change.
By Robert Stevens, 16 March 2019
Ever since May took office as a minority dependent on the DUP, she has headed a government of permanent crisis, with her survival dependent on Labour leader Corbyn’s suppression of the class struggle amid a rising tide of anti-Tory sentiment.
By our reporters, 16 March 2019
The Mehring Books stand attracted a great deal of attention and interest, and the association of Mehring Books with the heritage of Trotskyism and its concern with fundamental historical questions was apparent.
69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 7
By Bernd Reinhardt, 16 March 2019
The pursuit of naked profit interests and government-imposed austerity dominate an ever broader swath of life. Some of the German films at this year’s Berlinale point to the consequences.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 14 March 2019
The slashing of up to 7,000 jobs by the world’s second largest automaker is part of an escalating assault on jobs throughout global auto industry.
By Margot Miller, 14 March 2019
Nine out of 10 of the areas of England recording the highest number of prescriptions for opioids are in the largely de-industrialised and poverty-stricken north.
By Steve James, 14 March 2019
The global environmental crisis is a powerful argument for the socialist reorganisation of society.
By Robert Stevens, 13 March 2019
With just 16 days to go before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, no deal has been agreed on trading relations after Brexit.
By Emanuele Saccarelli and Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 13 March 2019
The Varsity student newspaper has exposed the proposed involvement of Cambridge University in England in a Ministry of Defence propaganda programme.
Voices at the London Solidarity Vigil in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
By our reporters, 13 March 2019
WSWS reporters spoke to some of those attending Saturday’s Solidarity Vigil outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand freedom for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.
69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 6
By Verena Nees, 13 March 2019
This year’s Berlin International Film Festival once again presented a number of documentary and feature films from eastern and southeastern Europe. Some took a new and refreshing approach.
By Thomas Scripps, 12 March 2019
The proponents of the museum hope to bury the popular appeal of socialism under a mountain of lies, to legitimate the far right and provide a spur to a devastating programme of social counterrevolution.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 12 March 2019
The SGP calls on all individuals, organizations, and institutions that defend democratic rights to support the suit against the secret service’s attacks.
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 12 March 2019
The following lawsuit was submitted by lawyer Dr. Pier Stolle to the Berlin administrative court on 24 January against the Federal Interior Ministry.
Chris Marsden at Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange
By Chris Marsden, 12 March 2019
This speech was delivered by Socialist Equality Party (UK) National Secretary Chris Marsden at the Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange held outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on March 10.
Emmy Butlin at London rally to defend Assange
“We need international solidarity to bring about a positive outcome in this struggle for freedom for Julian Assange”
12 March 2019
This speech was delivered by Emmy Butlin of the Julian Assange Defence Committee at the Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange held outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, on March 10.
By Clara Weiss, 12 March 2019
A central concern of the drive in Berlin against Barenboim must be his longstanding criticism of Israeli occupation and the oppression of the Palestinian people.
End collaboration with the inquiry now!
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 9 March 2019
What is confirmed by the Met’s announcement is that the Grenfell Tower Inquiry is a filthy manoeuvre by the Conservative government, convened with the sole purpose of protecting the guilty from legal retribution.
By Barry Mason, 9 March 2019
Despite the Tory government’s perpetual rhetoric that “work pays,” reality shows being in work is no guarantee of escaping poverty.
By Nick Beams, 8 March 2019
The decision by the ECB came as a result of what President Marion Draghi characterised as “substantial” downward revision of growth estimates for the region.
UK Labour Party members rebel against suspension of Chris Williamson MP for bogus claims of anti-Semitism
By Robert Stevens, 7 March 2019
Thousands of Corbyn supporters are demanding a full-scale confrontation with the Blairites and for them to be deselected and booted out, not Williamson.
By Fred Mazelis, 7 March 2019
Previn was often compared to Leonard Bernstein, for the breadth of his achievements and his insistence on appealing to a broad public.
By Alex Lantier, 6 March 2019
Abandoning the threadbare pretense that he is advocating a liberal development policy, Macron hails the EU as a potential global military-police power.
By V. Gnana and Alex Lantier, 6 March 2019
The anger that is erupting in mass protests against the Bouteflika regime in Algeria has provoked a wave of support in France.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 March 2019
The British government has rejected both the ICJ’s order and its unanimous ruling that its jurisdiction relates to a UN process of decolonization, not a dispute between two states.
By Andrei Tudora and Tina Zamfir, 6 March 2019
The election signalled the culmination of a protracted process of disintegration of the forces that defined the political establishment in Moldova over the last 20 years.
By Chris Marsden, 6 March 2019
The March 3 attack on the Labour Party leader is the latest in a series of far-right provocations in Britain, pointing to the clear and present danger posed by the growth of far-right and fascist parties throughout Europe.
By our reporters, 6 March 2019
On Monday, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) submitted the final signatures for its participation in the European elections.
By Tom Pearce, 5 March 2019
The number of people sleeping rough has grown 169 percent over the decade, with experts warning the death toll is set to rise.
Socialist Equality Party April meeting series: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight it”
By our reporters, 5 March 2019
Vandreier is the deputy national secretary of the Sozialistiche Gleichheitspartei (SGP) and author of the newly published book, Why are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany.
By Robert Stevens, 5 March 2019
Even now there is no concrete evidence linking the regime of President Vladimir Putin with the Skripal poisoning—or even proof that novichok was involved.
69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 4
By Stefan Steinberg, 5 March 2019
Interest in the playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is undergoing something of a revival.
By Anthony Torres and Kumaran Ira, 4 March 2019
The “yellow vests” again took to the streets to demonstrate against French President Emmanuel Macron as protests mount against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
By our reporters, 4 March 2019
Thousands of teachers and social workers in Berlin held a two-day warning strike last week.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 4 March 2019
The Catalan nationalists’ prosecution on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for organising the 2017 independence referendum has no substance.
By Charles Hixson, 4 March 2019
Local authorities now pay private landlords to house homeless families.
By our reporters, 4 March 2019
“Marx’s ideas are important for showing us how to understand the current world and society… and how to build a new one.”
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 2 March 2019
Deportations from Germany to the Maghreb states rose 35 percent in one year, and 14-fold since 2015.
No to the witch-hunt of Chris Williamson!
By Chris Marsden, 2 March 2019
This witch-hunt will not stop at Williamson and a few high-profile figures. A lynch-mob has been unleashed that will inevitably target thousands of Labour members.
By Simon Whelan, 2 March 2019
Some 19,000 high street jobs have been lost or put at risk in the two months since Christmas.
By Will Morrow, 2 March 2019
Leading NPA member Philip Poutou, a Ford employee and union official at Blanquefort, is seeking to prevent any fight by workers against the closure.
By Robert Stevens, 1 March 2019
What is taking place is class justice, in which the perpetrators of mass murder are walking free while firefighters are being targeted for blame.
By Will Morrow, 28 February 2019
Political parties that have been denouncing left-wing opposition to social inequality as anti-Semitic are engaged in a filthy campaign of anti-Muslim propaganda.
By Jason Melanovski, 28 February 2019
The social crisis in Ukraine is a product of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the restoration of capitalism.
69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3
By Stefan Steinberg, 28 February 2019
This is the third in a series of articles on the recent Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, held February 7-17, 2019. The first part was posted on February 15 and the second on February 22.
By Robert Stevens, 27 February 2019
This week’s events signify that the Blairites have de facto total control over party policy, just over three years after they were annihilated by Corbyn in the leadership contest.
By Robert Stevens, 25 February 2019
The SEP (UK) calls on all defenders of civil liberties and democratic rights, all opponents of imperialist wars for regime change, to attend the March 10 vigil and make it known in your workplaces, campuses and schools.
25 February 2019
The following resolution was adopted by a meeting in Cambridge convened by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK), on Saturday February 23, 2019.
By Robert Stevens, 23 February 2019
The formation of the IG confirms there are no principled political difference between the Tories and the Blairite right—including the dozens of MPs who remain in the party thanks to the refusal of Corbyn to drive them out.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2019
A half-century after the Cuban Missile crisis brought humanity to within a hair’s breadth of destruction, Washington is fueling an even more dangerous global nuclear standoff.
By Alex Lantier, 21 February 2019
The record of the PS and of President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the March (LRM) party exposes their pretenses to oppose anti-Semitism as a political fraud.
By Johannes Stern, 21 February 2019
Statistics shedding light on dangerous political developments in Germany were released over the past week.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 February 2019
In advance of its congress this weekend, the Left Party (Die Linke) has removed all criticism of the European Union from its European election programme.
By Robert Stevens, 20 February 2019
The only realistic way for Honda workers to fight back is through the adoption of their own independent strategy.
By Dermot Byrne, 20 February 2019
The INMO nurses’ union is betraying the struggle for a decent pay rise and better working conditions.
By Andy Thompson, 20 February 2019
Facebook suspended four pages run by Maffick Media, including In the Now, Soapbox, Back Then and Waste-Ed, which posted content critical of US foreign and social policy.
By Alejandro López, 16 February 2019
The major parties are set to run the most right-wing election campaign in Spain since the 1978 Transition to parliamentary rule, under cover of opposing Catalan separatism.
By our reporters, 16 February 2019
For much of Friday, all subways and trams in the capital stood still and most buses remained in their depots.
By Will Morrow, 16 February 2019
Leading union officials have issued warnings to the government that its actions could trigger “uncontrollable” struggles by workers that they cannot prevent.
Munich Security Conference
By Johannes Stern, 16 February 2019
Almost 75 years after the end of World War II, the imperialist powers are openly preparing for a new round of military conflicts.
By Robert Stevens, 16 February 2019
Theresa May suffered a further defeat in Parliament over her Brexit policy, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was further undermined by a sizeable rebellion by the party’s Blairite right wing.
By Chris Marsden, 16 February 2019
The following is a reply by Socialist Equality Party (UK) national secretary Chris Marsden to Mark Gardner, deputy chief executive & communications director at the pro-Zionist Community Security Trust.
By our reporters, 14 February 2019
Tens of thousands of public sector workers took part in a one-day strike in Berlin on Wednesday. More than 10,000 people marched to the Brandenburg Gate.
By Will Morrow, 14 February 2019
Large parts of Belgium were brought to a standstill yesterday, as tens of thousands of workers took part in a national 24-hour strike to demand wage increases.
By Marianne Arens, 14 February 2019
The march was supported by workers, retirees and school students who want to fight the government’s right-wing policies. But the union leaders, Democratic Party representatives and pseudo-left politicians lent the rally a pro-business orientation.
By Thomas Scripps, 14 February 2019
A check of its leading personnel exposes TPUK as a top-down operation of the Tory right, with the substantial backing of Turning Point’s US-based parent organisation and its fascistic supporters.
By Alice Summers, 14 February 2019
The study showed that ACM cladding is 55 times more flammable than the least flammable panels, with the PIR insulation used behind it at Grenfell Tower giving off smoke that was 15 times more toxic than the less flammable alternatives.
By Alex Lantier, 14 February 2019
In line with official politics across Europe, the ruling class in Spain is moving to build a police state and defending the legacy of 20th century fascism.
By Will Morrow, 13 February 2019
As strikes and protests grow across Europe, anger is mounting among Belgian workers at low wages enforced by state-run talks between business and the unions.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 February 2019
The SPD passed the “Hartz IV” laws 14 years ago, implementing welfare “reforms” and laying the foundations for a huge low-pay sector and widespread poverty.
By Steve James, 13 February 2019
The Financial Times reported on a secret economic planning group in the British government, tasked with planning for a deep post Brexit economic crisis.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 February 2019
One soldier stationed in southern Iraq claimed he and fellow troops were told they were allowed to shoot anyone who acted suspiciously.
By Robert Stevens, 12 February 2019
The opposition of Corbyn et al. to all attempts to expel the Labour right has once again handed the initiative to the Blairites, despite Labour’s membership in overwhelming numbers hating everything they say and do.
By our reporter, 11 February 2019
The SEP and the WSWS warn rail workers that the RMT bureaucracy cannot be trusted to defend the victimised worker, any more than they can to oppose the introduction of Driver Only Operated trains.
By our reporters, 9 February 2019
For the unions, the day of action was an opportunity for its base of officials and bureaucrats to meet with “yellow vest” protesters and seek to gain control of their movement.
By our reporters, 9 February 2019
The WSWS received these messages of support for the February 9 demonstration from bus drivers, auto workers, and a tram mechanic.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 February 2019
Behind the cynical pretense of concern over Venezuela’s social crisis, the Pentagon and CIA are setting the stage for an armed confrontation on the country’s border.
By Will Morrow, 7 February 2019
Introduced in response to the “yellow vest” protests, the law marks a significant step in the transformation of France into a police state.
By Ulrich Rippert, 7 February 2019
As in the case of the bankruptcy of Air Berlin, where Verdi and Lufthansa worked closely together, it is ultimately the workforce that will pay the costs of insolvency.
By Robert Stevens, 7 February 2019
While avoiding jail sentences, the 15 were still found guilty and now have criminal records.
By Ajanta Silva, 7 February 2019
Under the banner of providing more choices, the government is ready to send more and more patients to private hospitals with the NHS footing the bill.
By Christoph Vandreier, 7 February 2019
Seventy-four years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the crimes of the Nazi regime are being downplayed in the German Bundestag (parliament) without triggering any significant protest.
By Alex Lantier, 6 February 2019
Amid growing repression of “yellow vest” protests, it is critical for workers in France and across Europe to oppose attempts to impose a far-right regime in Venezuela.
By Alice Summers, 6 February 2019
While employment rates have being steadily rising since the 2008 global financial crash, this increase has gone hand in glove with growing levels of job insecurity and stagnant pay.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 February 2019
Mehring was one of the leading Marxist theoreticians of his time. Unlike other leading Social Democrats, who shifted to the right, he joined the Spartacus League during World War I.
By Alex Lantier and Alejandro Lopez, 2 February 2019
The European powers’ support for a brazen US coup in Latin America underscores that they are no less ruthless in their assertion of their predatory imperialist interests.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 February 2019
As well as John Pilger, the Sydney rally will be addressed by SEP National Secretary James Cogan. Cogan will also be the main speaker at the demonstration in Melbourne on March 10.