1 July 2015

Greece defaults on debt as Syriza offers alternative austerity package

By Chris Marsden, 1 July 2015

Eurozone finance ministers rejected an appeal from Prime Minister Tsipras that would have extended loans to Greece in return for a new proposed list of austerity measures.

“Syriza disregarded the wishes of the Greek population”
Workers speak out against austerity in Greece

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 1 July 2015

Workers interviewed by a WSWS reporting team in Athens, Greece, spoke out against austerity and attacks on democratic rights.

Thousands rally in pro-austerity demonstration in Athens

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 1 July 2015

Syriza’s fraudulent capital controls

Greek crisis comes to a head

More on the crisis in Greece »

Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 1 July 2015

Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country.

The US contemplates partitioning Iraq

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Obama proposes rules to expand overtime pay for salaried workers

By Andre Damon, 1 July 2015

Despite being touted as a major new policy initiative by the White House, the proposed change to overtime rules would affect just 3.5 percent of US workers.

Chicago teachers’ union blocks fight against layoffs, offers to impose pay freeze

By Kristina Betinis, 1 July 2015

As the contract expires for 28,000 teachers, the CTU is determined to prevent a struggle that could develop into a broader mobilization of public workers against budget cuts.

Chicago teachers march against pay cuts

Alberta NDP government asks ex-Bank of Canada head to draft budget plan

By Roger Jordan, 1 July 2015

The NDP is soliciting advice from a right-wing mandarin involved in formulating sweeping attacks on working people, including the draconian cuts of the Chretien-Martin government.

Former Spanish defence minister admits “pre-coup situation” in 2006

By Alejandro López, 1 July 2015

The opposition Popular Party (PP), the Catholic Church and military leaders bitterly opposed a statute defining Catalonia as a nation.

Germany: IG Metall union suppresses opposition at ThyssenKrupp

By Dietmar Henning, 1 July 2015

IG Metall at Thyssen Krupp is trying to stifle all opposition and erect a sophisticated system aimed at policing workers at the factory.

Backlash mounts against government attack on Australian Broadcasting Corporation

By James Cogan, 1 July 2015

There is growing public disquiet over the government’s hysterical attack on the ABC and endless rhetoric about terrorism.

Behind the political furore over the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Abbott government calls for sackings at Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Budget bipartisanship in Australia: Labor backs more Abbott government cuts

By Mike Head, 1 July 2015

Labor leader Shorten helped push through a fuel excise increase that will raise $3.6 billion from motorists over the next five years.

New in Spanish

Detona la crisis griega

Por Alex Lantier, 1 julio 2015

La decisión de las autoridades bancarias europeas de cancelar el “rescate” griego y de restringir crédito a sus bancos empuja a esa nación al colapso económico.

El camino a seguir para la clase obrera en Grecia

Por Alex Lantier, 1 julio 2015

El proletariado europeo y mundial tiene que rechazar el ataque de la Unión Europea y sus partidarios políticos contra la clase obrera griega.

Se suspenden protestas mineras de Perú en medio de pruebas de corrupción de su liderazgo

Por Cesar Uco, 1 julio 2015

El dirigente más importante del rechazo popular parece haber exigido dinero a cambio de desarmar la lucha de masas contra el proyecto minero Tía María.

New in Greek

Η Ελληνική κρίση φτάνει σε κρίσιμο στάδιο

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 30 Ιούνιος 2015

Η απόφαση των ευρωπαϊκών οικονομικών αρχών να τερματίσουν το πρόγραμμα διάσωσης της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης προς την Ελλάδα και να περιορίσουν τη ροή των πιστώσεων προς τις ελληνικές τράπεζες έχει φέρει τη χώρα στο χείλος μιας οικονομικής και χρηματοπιστωτικής κατάρρευσης.

New in French

Alors que les marchés mondiaux chutent
La fermeture des banques aggrave la misère pour la population grecque

Par Alex Lantier, 1 juillet 2015

La fermeture des banques pendant une semaine empêche les retraités de toucher leurs retraites; on met en garde contre une pénurie d’essence et de médicaments.

La fraude du contrôle des capitaux de Syriza

Par Nick Beams, 1 juillet 2015

Des milliards d’euros ont été retirés de la Grèce par des particuliers fortunés et par les entreprises en vue de faire de bonnes affaires financières si le pays retournait à la drachme.

New in German

Der Hintergrund der politischen Hetze gegen die Australian Broadcasting Corporation

James Cogan, 1. Juli 2015

Premierminister Abbott fordert die vollständige Umgestaltung der ABC in ein reines Propagandaorgan seiner Regierung.

Griechenlands Bankrott vergrößert die Not der Bevölkerung

Alex Lantier, 1. Juli 2015

Weil die Banken eine Woche lang geschlossen bleiben, können Rentner ihre Renten nicht abheben. Gleichzeitig steigt die Gefahr einer Knappheit von Benzin und Arzneimitteln.

Syrizas betrügerische Kapitalverkehrskontrollen

Nick Beams, 1. Juli 2015

Reiche Griechen und Unternehmer haben Milliarden Euro aus Griechenland abgezogen, um auch dann noch zu profitieren, wenn das Land zur Drachme zurückkehren sollte.

OECD-Bericht macht auf wachsende Gefahren für die Weltwirtschaft aufmerksam

Nick Beams, 1. Juli 2015

Große Lebensversicherer in Europa könnten von Insolvenz bedroht sei, weil die Zinssätze global zu niedrig sind.

Großbritannien
Labour-Partei unterstützt konservative Regierung in EU-Referendumsabstimmung

Jordan Shilton, 1. Juli 2015

In der Frage der EU-Mitgliedschaft Großbritanniens demonstrierte die Labour-Partei ihre Bereitschaft zur Zusammenarbeit mit der Regierung Cameron.

Die WSWS antwortet Joma Sison und den philippinischen Maoisten

Joseph Santolan, 1. Juli 2015

Die CPP ist entschlossen, unter dem Deckmantel nationaler Souveränität ihre soziale Basis für den Kriegskurs der USA gegen China zu mobilisieren.

New in Turkish

Yunanistan’daki kriz doruğa tırmanıyor

Alex Lantier, 30 Haziran 2015

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi, Yunanistan’da AB’nin kemer sıkma önlemlerinin devam etmesi üzerine referandumun yapılması durumunda, işçilere, “hayır” oyu vermeleri çağrısı yapar.

Yunanistan borç krizindeki siyasi konular

Alex Lantier, 30 Haziran 2015

Acil ihtiyaç, Yunanistan’da ve Avrupa çapında devrimci partileri, Uluslararası Komite’nin şubelerini inşa etmek ve işçi sınıfı içinde devrimci bir perspektif uğruna mücadele etmektir.

Ahmed Mansur’un tutuklanması

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 30 Haziran 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (PSG – Almanya), uluslararası ölçekte tanınmış gazeteci Ahmed Mansur’un Cumartesi günü Berlin Tegel Havaalanı’nda tutuklanmasını tartışmasız bir şekilde mahkum eder.

New in Arabic

الحرب في الشرق الأوسط والإمبريالية والدروس المستفادة من الثورة المصرية

يوهانس ستيرن, 9 مايو 2015

هذه الخطبة ألقاها جوهانز ستيرن، العضو القيادي في حزب المساواة الاشتراكي في ألمانيا للتجمع العالمي لعيد العمال في مايو على الإنترنت، والذي نظمته اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة

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Perspective

Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown

1 July 2015

The annual report of the Bank for International Settlements has criticised the reliance by central banks on monetary policy, calling instead for “structural reforms.”

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New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “Greek crisis comes to a head”

Posted here is a translation into Greek of “Greek crisis comes to a head,” the Perspective of the WSWS posted on June 29.

WSWS publishes Greek translation of David North’s May Day speech

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “The way forward for the working class in Greece”

Commentary

The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders

By Tom Hall, 1 July 2015

The “socialist” senator and Democratic presidential candidate's nationalist appeals are designed to head off the emergence of an independent movement of the working class.

US Supreme Court upholds “excruciating” executions

By Joseph Kishore, 30 June 2015

Supreme Court invalidates federal air pollution rules for power plants

The US Supreme Court and marriage equality

Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag

By Barry Grey, 30 June 2015

Race and class in America: The case of Rachel Dolezal

The social roots of racism in America

Three national strikes called off by UK trade unions

By Tony Robson, 30 June 2015

Puerto Rico governor declares debts “not payable”

By David Brown, 30 June 2015

Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline

Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament amid political uncertainty

Socialist Equality Party

Support grows for victimised Sri Lankan tea estate workers

By our correspondents, 1 July 2015

Plantation workers denounce frame-up charges against Deeside estate workers.

Sri Lanka SEP calls public meeting to defend victimised plantation workers

30 June 2015

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

25 June 2015

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of Johannes Stern’s May Day speech

Posted here is a translation into Arabic of “War in the Middle East, imperialism and the lessons of the Egyptian Revolution,” Johannes Stern’s speech to the May 3, 2015 International May Day Online Rally.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Why the German media refuses to report Humboldt University students’ defense of Münkler-Watch

By Johannes Stern, 20 June 2015

Humboldt University student parliament defends freedom of speech

IYSSE delegate addresses Humboldt University student parliament
“Failure to defend freedom of expression would have dire consequences”

Defend student free speech at Humboldt University! Stop state-sponsored censorship!

More on the fight for historical truth in Germany »

Arts Review

The Apu Trilogy: “Art wedded to truth must, in the end, have its rewards”

By Richard Phillips, 29 June 2015

Book Review

Trotskyism and the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934
Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strike of 1934, by Bryan Palmer

By Tom Mackaman and Jerry White, 24 June 2015

25 years ago: Stalinist congress endorses capitalist restoration

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union opened its 28th congress on July 2, 1990 under the shadow of a growing economic and political crisis within the USSR.

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50 years ago: CORE convention rescinds antiwar plank

On July 5, 1965, delegates attending the convention of the Congress of Racial Equality voted to rescind a resolution calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam and the Dominican Republic.

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75 years ago: British forces sink French fleet

On July 3, 1940, British naval forces confronted the French fleet, forcing its ships to surrender or bombarding and sinking them to prevent them from coming under the control of Nazi Germany.

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100 years ago: German troops suffer defeat in southwest Africa

On July 1, 1915, German troops suffered a strategically critical defeat to British-backed Union of South Africa forces at the Battle of Otavi.

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International May Day 2015

Socialism and the struggle against war

By David North, 4 May 2015

This perspective is the text of the speech delivered by David North, chairman of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board, to open the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.
Link to audio

View all speeches from May Day 2015 »