28 July 2015

With US backing, Turkey prepares to seize buffer zones inside Syria

By Peter Schwarz, 28 July 2015

Plans for Turkish military intervention in the Syrian civil war mark a major escalation in the re-division of the Middle East led by the imperialist powers.

Turkey joins US war in Syria

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Chinese stock market suffers biggest one-day sell-off since 2007

By Andre Damon, 28 July 2015

Chinese financial authorities announced a new round of share purchases in the latest attempt to prop up the country’s plunging stock market.

Mining job cuts: The destructive anarchy of the capitalist market

Conflicts erupt over Syriza’s contingency planning for Greek euro exit

By Robert Stevens, 28 July 2015

Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis did contingency planning for a parallel banking system that could serve to reintroduce a Greek national currency.

France’s Lutte Ouvrière group covers for Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

The pseudo-left covers up for Syriza’s betrayal

Obama hails Ethiopian regime as US proxy in “war on terror”

By Bill Van Auken, 28 July 2015

The US president is seeking to escalate the conflict in the Horn of Africa as a means of securing US hegemony.

Obama begins East Africa tour with economic and military talks in Nairobi

Notes on police violence in America
Cleveland officer pepper sprays crowd of protesters

By Evan Blake, 28 July 2015

Protesters were denouncing police for arresting a 14-year-old, at which point an officer sprayed a large group of protesters in his vicinity.

US Department of Homeland Security spied on Black Lives Matter protesters

By Josh Varlin, 28 July 2015

The police murder of Sandra Bland

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Obama administration issues wrist-slap fine for Fiat Chrysler’s deadly recall delays

By Shannon Jones, 28 July 2015

The $105 million penalty is a derisory amount, a small fraction of the automaker’s annual revenue and profits.

Official death toll from GM ignition defect reaches 100

Petrobras scandal deepens with arrest of top Brazilian businessmen

By Armando Cruz, 28 July 2015

A federal prosecutor has also announced an investigation of former president Lula da Silva for supposed “influence peddling” on behalf of the Odebrecht conglomerate.

Brazil’s right-wing protests: A warning to the working class

Finland establishes rapid response units to patrol Russian border

By Jordan Shilton, 28 July 2015

The creation of the units is the latest sign of US-backed efforts in the Nordic and Baltic regions to ratchet up tensions with Russia.

German financial supervisor implicates Deutsche Bank in Libor manipulation

By Sven Heymanns, 28 July 2015

Anshu Jain, who recently resigned as co-chair of Deutsche Bank, was involved much more deeply in the manipulation of Libor than previously known.

Why aren’t the banksters in prison?

UK: Green Party presides over homeless crisis in Bristol

By Mark Blackwood and Paul Mitchell, 28 July 2015

There are around 15,000 people on the council waiting list for affordable homes in Bristol, the most expensive city for housing after London.

Australia: Sydney’s median house price tops $1 million

By Oscar Grenfell, 28 July 2015

The housing bubble, fueled by a frenzy of speculative investment, has led to obscene house prices, well beyond the reach of working people.

New in Russian

Массовая солидарность с греческими рабочими в Берлине

Марианна Аренс и Дезире Мюллер, 28 июля 2015 г.

Рабочие раз за разом выражали свою оппозицию политике германского правительства и сравнивали её с действиями, происходившими в самые темные периоды истории Германии.

New in Turkish

Küresel emtia fiyatları sert düşüşte

Nick Beams, 28 Temmuz 2015

Küresel emtia fiyatlarındaki sert düşüş, dünya ekonomisinde sürmekte olan durgunluğa ve açıkça ekonomik daralma eğilimlerinin gelişmesine işaret ediyor.

Atina’dan mektup: Syriza’nın teslimiyetinin bir değerlendirmesi

Evel Economakis, 28 Temmuz 2015

Yunanistan Syriza’nın yeni bir acımasız kemer sıkma önlemleri konusunda anlaşmasına yönelik tepkiler ile ilgili bu yazı, Atina’daki bir okur tarafından Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’ne gönderildi.

New in French

Yémen: cent vingt civils tués par des frappes aériennes saoudiennes appuyées par les Etats-Unis

Par Thomas Gaist, 28 juillet 2015

Des avions de guerre saoudiens ont bombardé des logements ouvriers et un centre agricole à proximité de la ville de Taiz vendredi 24 juillet, tuant au moins cent vingt civils dont des femmes et des enfants.

Suppression d'emplois miniers: l'anarchie destructrice du marché capitaliste

Par Nick Beams, 28 juillet 2015

La décision d’Anglo American de licencier un tiers de sa main-d’œuvre est caractéristique des destructions d’emplois qui s’abattent sur l’industrie minière mondiale alors que plongent les prix des matières premières.

Des groupes d’étudiants s’opposent à la chasse aux sorcières menée contre l’EJIES et «Münkler-Watch»

Par Christoph Dreier, 28 juillet 2015

De plus en plus d’étudiants d’universités allemandes condamnent les professeurs droitistes et la campagne médiatique qui s’oppose à leurs critiques.

New in German

Türkei verschärft Kurdenkonflikt – mit Unterstützung der USA

Von Peter Schwarz, 28. Juli 2015

Das militärische Eingreifen der Türkei in den syrischen Bürgerkrieg eröffnet ein neues Stadium der imperialistischen Neuaufteilung des Mittleren Ostens.

Türkei unterstützt den Krieg der USA in Syrien

Von unserem türkischen Korrespondenten, 28. Juli 2015

Ankara beteiligt sich am Krieg der USA gegen IS und verschärft gleichzeitig seine Offensive gegen kurdische Organisationen.

Berliner Arbeiter zu Griechenland: „Wir brauchen eine Revolution“

Von Franci Vier, Denis Krassnin und Philipp Frisch, 28. Juli 2015

In hunderten Diskussionen konnten Unterstützer der PSG die weit verbreitete Solidarität mit der griechischen Bevölkerung und die wachsende Opposition gegen die Bundesregierung feststellen.

Brief aus Athen: Eine Bestandsaufnahme von Syrizas Kapitulation

Von Evel Economakis, 28. Juli 2015

Die World Socialist Web Site hat von einem Leser in Athen folgenden Bericht über die Reaktion auf Syrizas Abkommen über weitere brutale Sparmaßnahmen erhalten.

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Perspective

The international significance of the Sri Lankan general election

28 July 2015

The political crisis in Sri Lanka is an acute expression of the breakdown of global capitalism, which is fueling bitter geo-political rivalries and social counterrevolution against the working class.

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party campaigners win support in Sri Lanka’s plantation district

By our correspondents, 27 July 2015

Sri Lankan SEP holds inaugural election meeting in Colombo

Socialist Equality Party fields 43 candidates in Sri Lankan general elections

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Mehring Books

An important contribution to Marxist theory
The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

21 July 2015

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique by David North. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.

Foreword to The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

By David North

Arts Review

Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944) and the phenomenon of American film noir

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 28 July 2015

Turner Classic Movies, the US cable and satellite television network, presented Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944) at selected theaters on July 19 and 20.

R.W. Fassbinder at 70: the German filmmaker’s life on display in Berlin

Commentary

How the New York Times distorted its own poll on race relations

By Barry Grey, 28 July 2015

A careful reading of the actual poll indicates that racial animosities are continuing to fade and basic class issues are coming to the fore.

German economics minister rushes to exploit business opportunities in Iran

By Johannes Stern, 27 July 2015

The Iran nuclear pact and US imperialism’s drive for global hegemony

How to make $7 billion in 45 minutes

By Andre Damon, 25 July 2015

US Justice Department considers investigation into Clinton email use

By Josh Varlin, 25 July 2015

Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

Wesley Clark’s internment proposal: The specter of military dictatorship

Book Review

Samuel Kassow’s Who Will Write Our History?

By Clara Weiss, 25 July 2015

Kassow’s history of the Oyneg Shabes underground archive in the Warsaw Ghetto combines remarkable objectivity with a deep compassion for the tragic fate of Warsaw’s Jewry during World War II.

Autoworkers Struggles

UAW keeps sellout plans concealed as talks open with Ford

By Shannon Jones, 24 July 2015

Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team?

The battle ahead for US autoworkers

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

28 July 2015

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

Obituary

E. L. Doctorow, 1931-2015: A novelist who tackled American history

By Sandy English, 27 July 2015

E.L. Doctorow, the prominent American novelist and author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate and The March, among other works, died on July 21 at the age of 84.

Science

Discovery of the most Earth-like planet to date

By Don Barrett, 25 July 2015

Pluto and Earth

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Student initiatives in Germany oppose media witch-hunt against IYSSE and “Münkler-Watch”

By Christoph Dreier, 21 July 2015

Sebastian Kempkens in Uni Spiegel: Gutter journalism in the service of German imperialism

Students at Berlin’s Free University pass motion criticising right-wing Humboldt University professors

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25 years ago: Iraq invades Kuwait

Iraq sent some 100,000 troops into Kuwait on August 2, 1990, after talks broke down between the two Mideast nations in Jidda, Saudi Arabia.

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50 years ago: Johnson doubles draft quotas

On July 28, 1965, following an eight-day conference with his top military and diplomatic advisers, President Lyndon Johnson ordered the doubling of the monthly draft quota from 17,000 to 35,000.

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75 years ago: Germany moves toward Soviet invasion

During the week beginning July 27, 1940, the fascist regime in Berlin deepened its preparations for an invasion of the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: United States invades Haiti

On the July 28, 1915, the United States invasion of Haiti began with the landing of 330 marines at Port au Prince, following the assassination of pro-US President Jean Vilbrun Guillaume Sam by his political rivals.

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