29 June 2015

Greek collapse, global turbulence loom as Syriza imposes capital controls

By Robert Stevens, 29 June 2015

The decision followed Sunday’s announcement by the European Central Bank that it would not increase its emergency funding for Greek banks.

Greek prime minister calls for referendum on EU austerity demands

The way forward for the working class in Greece

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China’s central bank cuts rates after shares plunge

By Nick Beams, 29 June 2015

The People’s Bank of China is increasingly responding to events rather than following a pre-determined strategy.

Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline

By Keith Jones, 29 June 2015

The US is threatening to walk away from the talks unless Tehran capitulates to its demands for further sweeping concessions.

American CEOs paid 300 times more than workers

By David Brown, 29 June 2015

While the average worker made the same in 2014 as they did in 2009, CEO compensation at top companies rose by 54.3 percent.

Australian government intensifies political assault on the ABC

By Richard Phillips, 29 June 2015

The campaign is aimed at intimidating ABC journalists and producers and transforming the network into a direct government mouthpiece.

Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament amid political uncertainty

By K. Ratnayake, 29 June 2015

Since the January 8 presidential election, Sirisena and his minority government have faced one crisis after another.

South Africa: Commission whitewashes ANC role in Marikana massacre

By G. T. Maqhubela, 29 June 2015

For three months, President Jacob Zuma delayed releasing the Farlam Commission’s report into the murders of dozens of striking mineworkers in August 2012.

German army expands its tank battalions targeting Russia

By Johannes Stern, 29 June 2015

German politicians and media leave no doubt about the target of the army’s new IFV and combat tanks.

German army targets youth with war propaganda

By Franzi Vier, 29 June 2015

In images from armed forces day, children clamber on tanks, sit in military helicopters and hold anti-tank weapons in their hand.

US government covered up 14,000 photos documenting CIA secret prisons

By Thomas Gaist, 29 June 2015

The existence of a trove of photos documenting the CIA's global network of “black site” torture centers came to light over the weekend.

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New York City police officers waited 20 minutes to report shooting of Akai Gurley

By Isaac Finn, 29 June 2015

Officers waited 20 minutes to report the shooting of an unarmed man in one of New York City’s public housing facilities and failed to give medical assistance as he lay dying.

New York City mayor announces plan to hire more police

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Michigan cuts welfare payments for school truancy

By Kathleen Martin and Khara Sikhan, 29 June 2015

The law is one of a raft of vindictive measures throughout the country, which blames the poor for social ills caused by poverty in order to strip them of government assistance.

Legislative deal means further deepening of New York’s housing crisis

By Philip Guelpa, 29 June 2015

Democrats and Republicans agreed to a deal which leaves essentially unchanged existing rent regulations and tax breaks that favor landlords and developers.

UK unions abandon strike threat at Tata Steel

By Danny Richardson, 29 June 2015

A spokesman for Tata Steel indicated that the company believes it has made gains at workers’ expense.

New in French

Le premier ministre grec organise un référendum sur les mesures d’austérité exigées par l’UE

Par Robert Stevens et Alex Lantier, 29 juin 2015

La proposition de Tsipras est une escroquerie censée donner un vernis de légitimité démocratique au pillage de la population grecque par les banques.

Des dizaines de morts dans des attentats terroristes en Tunisie, France et au Koweït

Par Alex Lantier, 29 juin 2015

Les attaques ont soulevé l’inquiétude d’une offensive mondiale par des groupes terroristes islamistes qui ont émergé des guerres américaines en Libye et en Syrie.

La Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada – les questions de classe

Par Carl Bronski et Keith Jones, 29 juin 2015

Le rapport de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada sur les pensionnats autochtones documente un crime horrible perpétré par l'élite dirigeante canadienne.

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Perspective

Greek crisis comes to a head

29 June 2015

The decision of European financial authorities to terminate the bailout of Greece and limit the flow of credit to banks has brought the country to the brink of an economic and financial meltdown.

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Commentary

OECD report documents growth of financial parasitism

By Nick Beams, 29 June 2015

Financial parasitism is leading to the destruction of the productive forces upon which the livelihoods of the world working class depend.

Obama’s eulogy in Charleston, South Carolina

By Andre Damon, 29 June 2015

President Obama’s eulogy for the victims of this month’s shooting in Charleston was remarkable for its religious obscurantism and inability to seriously address any of the issues that led to the horrendous mass murder.

The US Supreme Court and marriage equality

By Tom Carter, 27 June 2015

Paul Krugman’s apologia for Obamacare

By Andre Damon, 27 June 2015

Green Party candidate launches US presidential campaign

By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2015

Obama administration uses bilateral talks to ramp up pressure on China

By Oliver Campbell, 27 June 2015

More on the South China Sea crisis »

Australian Labor leader pledges loyalty to government’s assault on democratic rights

By Mike Head, 27 June 2015

Australian pseudo-lefts hail advance of US-backed Islamists in Syria

US, NATO powers intensify preparations for nuclear war

NATO increases support for Ukrainian regime, warns of renewed fighting

Abbott government calls for sackings at Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Arts Review

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

By Richard Phillips, 29 June 2015

Indian director Satyajit Ray’s cinematic masterwork, The Apu Trilogy has been meticulously restored by Janus Films and is currently screening in North American cinemas.

Redeployment: Phil Klay’s short stories about the Iraq War only go so far

By Sandy English, 25 June 2015

Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By David Walsh, 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 Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose political censorship at the University of Western Sydney!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 25 June 2015

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 »

Book Review

Strange Fruit by Kenan Malik: A polemic against racism and identity politics

By Nancy Hanover, 29 June 2015

The WSWS is reposting a 2010 review of Strange Fruit, a book by British journalist and scientist Kenan Malik, who penned a thoughtful look on the complex biological, social and historical issues involved in the notion of race and racism.

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

Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meeting assesses political turmoil in Sri Lanka

By our correspondents, 26 June 2015

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

25 June 2015

Workers Struggles

Ver.di seeks to impose sellout of German childcare workers strike

By Marianne Arens, 27 June 2015

Many workers who had placed great hopes in the strike are incensed over Ver.di’s behaviour.

The issues in the US auto contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2015

Top GM and Fiat Chrysler negotiators depart on eve of UAW contract talks

Dortmund: Steelworkers protest against plant closure

By Philipp Frisch, 26 June 2015

Union shuts down last remaining oil refinery strike in the US

Striking Berlin hospital workers denounce austerity, staffing cuts

Science

Study finds that one in six species are in danger of extinction due to climate change

By Philip Guelpa, 25 June 2015

New in Greek

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”

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.
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