7 July 2015

China’s share plunge casts lengthening shadow over global markets

By Nick Beams, 7 July 2015

The Chinese government has thrown the “kitchen sink” at the falling share market but to no avail.

Chinese government desperate to halt market slide

Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown

Puerto Rico spirals towards bankruptcy amid mass poverty and increasing inequality

By Rafael Azul, 7 July 2015

A Detroit-style bankruptcy process for Puerto Rico will destroy living conditions and impose a bankers’ dictatorship.

Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war

By Thomas Gaist, 7 July 2015

Flanked by a phalanx of military officials and commanders, Obama outlined a perspective of endless war in Iraq, Syria and beyond.

Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria

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Dozens of civilians killed in US-backed airstrikes on markets in Yemen

By Niles Williamson, 7 July 2015

The Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, is in the fourth month of a campaign of daily airstrikes and an economic blockade against the poorest country in the Arab world.

Japan joins US-Australian rehearsal for conflict with China

By James Cogan, 7 July 2015

For the first time, Japanese forces will participate in the biennial joint Australian and US “Talisman Sabre” exercise.

US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China

Canada’s participation in US military-strategic offensives grows

By Roger Jordan, 7 July 2015

Ottawa is integrating Canada ever more fully into Washington’s main military-strategic offensives against Russia, China and the Middle East.

Democrats, Republicans attack municipal pensions in Pennsylvania

By Douglas Lyons, 7 July 2015

Lawmakers are working to end, or significantly reduce, defined-benefit pension plans for all city and municipal workers.

Brooklyn real estate developer assails building workers and tenants

By Steve Light and Allen Whyte, 7 July 2015

Nine building maintenance workers in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn were fired from their jobs for refusing cuts in wages and benefits.

Manhattan real estate prices hit record high

Michigan governor outlines plan to dissolve Detroit public school system

By Khara Sikhan, 7 July 2015

The plan to break up the schools into an “old” and a “new” district is a prelude to the expansion of for-profit charter operations and the gutting of teacher pensions.

“School is like a second home”
Students and parents oppose closure of last high school in Highland Park, Michigan

Netherlands: Crackdown after police kill immigrant worker

By Stefan Steinberg, 7 July 2015

The recent protests in The Hague are a response to the poverty and years of police harassment prevailing in impoverished regions in the Netherlands.

New in Greek

Ένα σαρωτικό «όχι» στη λιτότητα της ΕΕ στην Ελλάδα

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 6 Ιούλιος 2015

Η σαρωτική ψήφος για «όχι» στο χθεσινό δημοψήφισμα για τη λιτότητα στην Ελλάδα είναι μια συντριπτική λαϊκή απόρριψη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και της ατζέντας λιτότητας που έχει ακολουθήσει σε όλη την Ευρώπη από την οικονομική κρίση του 2008.

New in Russian

Массовое голосование «нет» программе жесткой экономии ЕС в Греции

Алекс Лантье, 7 июля 2015 г.

Голосование «нет» на воскресном референдуме в Греции является ясным выражением народного протеста против ЕС и его мер жесткой экономии, которые тот проводит по всей Европе после экономического кризиса 2008 года.

New in French

Victoire écrasante du « Non » en Grèce à l’austérité de l’UE

Par Alex Lantier, 7 juillet 2015

Le vote dimanche en Grèce en faveur du « Non » est une répudiation massive par la population de l’UE et du programme d’austérité qu’elle a poursuivi à travers l’Europe depuis la crise économique de 2008.

Manifestations de masse en Grèce après la victoire du « Non » à la politique de l'UE

Par Robert Stevens et Christoph Dreier, 7 juillet 2015

Des milliers de personnes se sont rassemblées dimanche soir sur la place Syntagma d’Athènes après le rejet catégorique des propositions austéritaires de l'UE et du FMI.

New in German

Griechenland: Was ist der Grund für die unnachgiebige Haltung der deutschen Regierung?

Peter Schwarz, 7. Juli 2015

Keine andere europäische Regierung beharrt so unbarmherzig auf einer aggressiven Sparpolitik in Griechenland wie die deutsche.

Ein überwältigendes „Nein“ zur Sparpolitik der EU in Griechenland

Alex Lantier, 6. Juli 2015

Das „Nein“ im gestrigen Referendum ist eine deutliche Absage der griechischen Bevölkerung an die EU und ihre Austeritätspolitik in ganz Europa.

Massendemonstrationen nach griechischem Referendum gegen EU-Sparkurs

Robert Stevens, Christoph Dreier, 6. Juli 2015

Nach der deutlichen Entscheidung gegen die Sparvorschläge der Europäischen Union und des IWF versammelten sich am Sonntagabend tausende Menschen auf dem Syntagma-Platz in Athen.

Operation Nemesis: Gefahr staatlicher Gewalt gegen Proteste in Griechenland

Alex Lantier, 6. Juli 2015

Medienberichten zufolge hat die Syriza-Regierung Pläne entwickelt, das Militär gemeinsam mit der Polizei zur Unterdrückung sozialer Proteste einzusetzen.

Bundesregierung verschärft erneut das Asylrecht

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 7. Juli 2015

Am 2. Juli beschloss der Bundestag, die Kriminalisierung von Flüchtlingen massiv auszuweiten.

Niederlande: Polizei tötet Einwanderer

Stefan Steinberg, 7. Juli 2015

Die jüngsten Proteste und Demonstrationen in Den Haag sind eine direkte Reaktion auf Armut, miserable Lebensbedingungen und andauernde Belästigungen durch die Polizei in armen Regionen der Niederlande.

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Perspective

As EU denounces "no" vote, Tsipras moves to the right

7 July 2015

In response to the vote by Greek workers against austerity, the EU is demanding that its program of cuts be implemented, while Syriza lurches further to the right.

Earlier Perspectives »

Fund Appeal

Help the WSWS cover the crisis in Greece!

In this video, World Socialist Web Site reporter Christoph Vandreier calls on readers to donate so that the WSWS can continue its coverage and political analysis of the crisis in Greece.

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “A landslide ‘no’ to EU austerity in Greece”

Posted here is a translation into Greek of the Perspective of the WSWS posted on July 6.

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “Rumbles of military coup as Greek workers demand end to EU austerity”

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

Live coverage from Greece

Video report: Workers speak out against austerity at mass demonstration in Athens

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 4 July 2015

Socialist Equality Party

SEP meetings oppose US-Australian war drive against China

By our reporter, 7 July 2015

The reports by SEP speakers provoked serious, and at times passionate, discussion about the danger of war, as well as the emerging political developments in Greece.

Australian workers and youth speak about the danger of war

By our reporters, 7 July 2015

Victimised Sri Lankan plantation workers speak to the WSWS

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

History

The Nazi past of Germany’s post-war political elite

By Verena Nees, 7 July 2015

The Brown Book continues to be a crucial source for the exposure of Nazism in German political and military circles.

Workers struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

7 July 2015

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature

Autoworkers Struggle

UAW vs. autoworkers: Who are the freeloaders?

By Shannon Jones, 6 July 2015

Commentary

A landslide “no” to EU austerity in Greece

By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2015

Operation Nemesis: Danger of state repression against protests in Greece

More on the crisis in Greece »

Iran nuclear talks approaching make-or-break deadline

By Keith Jones, 6 July 2015

Republican candidates split over racist remarks by Donald Trump

By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2015

Top bankers’ pay rose 17 percent in 2014

French president rejects bid to assist WikiLeaks founder

Arts Review

NBC’s American Odyssey: Mercenaries, jihadists and Machiavellian US corporations

By Christine Schofelt, 6 July 2015

Silicon Valley: HBO’s satire of American tech culture

By Kevin Reed, 4 July 2015

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 »

25 years ago: US-backed Nicaraguan regime calls out military against strikers

On July 9, 1990, President Violeta Chamorro called out the army to restore order during a strike in Managua, the capital city.

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50 years ago: Vietnam “will get worse before it gets better,” Johnson warns

US President Lyndon Johnson, speaking from the White House on July 9, 1965, warned that US involvement in Vietnam would increase beyond the officially stated goal of 75,000 soldiers.

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75 years ago: Stalin orders crackdown in Lithuania

On July 7, 1940, the Lithuanian security department, under direction from Stalin, ordered the liquidation of all bourgeois parties.

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100 years ago: Austria-Hungary defeats Italy in first battle of the Isonzo

On July 7, 1915, Italian troops suffered a defeat to Austro-Hungarian forces just inside the border of the territory of Austria-Hungary.

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Science

Atmospheric temperatures rise to record levels as glaciers disintegrate

By Matthew MacEgan, 3 July 2015

New in Arabic

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