2 July 2015

Tsipras’s surrender rejected as Berlin pushes for regime-change in Greece

By Chris Marsden, 2 July 2015

Senior German officials said that no matter what terms Athens offered, Berlin would seek to force a change of government in Greece.

Syriza’s fraudulent capital controls

Greek crisis comes to a head

On the spot report from Athens
Protests grow as Greek referendum nears

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 2 July 2015

While the more wealthy layers of society defend austerity and support a “yes” vote, workers and poor people want to vote “no.”

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

More on the crisis in Greece »

US and Cuba announce resumption of diplomatic relations

By Alexander Fangmann, 2 July 2015

The movement toward the reestablishment of full relations with Cuba is being driven by US corporate interests looking to exploit Cuban workers and resources.

Ongoing tensions in South China Sea as Chinese-led investment bank formally launched

By Oliver Campbell, 2 July 2015

The establishment of the bank, a blow to US plans for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific, was accompanied by a ratcheting up of Washington’s campaign against China.

A decisive turning point in the crisis of American imperialism

US income inequality continued to soar in 2014

By Andre Damon, 2 July 2015

A new report by economist Emmanuel Saez found that the share of income going to the top one percent of US earners increased by one percentage point last year.

American CEOs paid 300 times more than workers

Russia suspends natural gas shipments to Ukraine

By Niles Williamson, 2 July 2015

The delivery of Russian natural gas to Ukraine was halted after Kiev refused to accept Russia’s proposed price.

Pentagon chief outlines war preparations against Russia

Milwaukee transit workers strike

By Christopher Davion, 2 July 2015

After working since April 1 without a contract, Milwaukee bus drivers and mechanics began a 72-hour strike early Wednesday.

FISA court reinstates bulk surveillance of US communications

By Thomas Gaist, 2 July 2015

The move by the secret FISA court follows the passage of the “USA Freedom Act,” which codifies bulk surveillance while transferring data collection to telecommunication companies.

“USA Freedom Act”: A fig leaf for illegal spying

More on NSA spying »

Illinois begins fiscal year without budget as austerity package is drawn up

By Alexander Fangmann, 2 July 2015

Republican governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders are crafting a deal that will implement a bevy of anti-worker provisions as part of a bipartisan deal to raise taxes and cut state services.

Podemos party takes its place in Spain’s government machinery

By Vicky Short, 2 July 2015

The Socialist Party has only managed to survive in many regional and municipal governments through pacts with Podemos

Syriza government’s surrender to the EU in Greece exposes Podemos in Spain

Trial of Auschwitz guard continues in Germany

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 2 July 2015

The indictment of former SS member Oskar Gröning charges him with acting as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people.

Detention centre staff defy Australian government’s refugee censorship laws

By Will Morrow, 2 July 2015

Medical professionals and former staff in Australia’s refugee detention network have challenged the new “Border Force Act.”

New in Spanish

El gobernador de Puerto Rico dice que las deudas son “impagables”

Por David Brown, 2 julio 2015

El gobernador de Puerto Rico busca imponer brutales medidas de austeridad contra los obreros para mejor beneficiar a acreedores e inversionistas.

New in Russian

В Армении продолжаются протесты

Андреа Питерс, 2 июля 2015 г.

Демонстранты, требующие замораживания цен на электроэнергию, продолжают оставаться на улицах Еревана, столицы Армении, являющейся ключевым союзником России на Кавказе.

Нападки на здравоохранение в России

Дэвид Левин, 2 июля 2015 г.

Правительство России готовит сокращения в финансировании системы здравоохранения страны, и без того недостаточной для удовлетворения потребностей общества.

New in French

Le parasitisme mondial crée les conditions d’un nouvel effondrement financier

Par Nick Beams, 2 juillet 2015

Le rapport annuel de la Banque des règlements internationaux a critiqué la dépendance des banques centrales de la politique monétaire et appelle à « des réformes structurelles. »

La Grèce fait défaut sur sa dette, Syriza propose d’autres mesures d'austérité

Par Chris Marsden, 2 juillet 2015

Les ministres des Finances de la zone euro ont rejeté un appel du Premier ministre Tsipras à accorder des prêts à la Grèce en échange d'une nouvelle liste de mesures d'austérité.

Les travailleurs parlent contre l’austérité en Grèce

Par Robert Stevens et Christoph Dreier, 2 juillet 2015

Les travailleurs interviewés par une équipe de reporters du WSWS à Athènes se sont prononcés contre l’austérité et les attaques contre les droits démocratiques.

Rassemblement pro-austérité de milliers de personnes à Athènes

Par Robert Stevens et Christoph Dreier, 2 juillet 2015

Plus de 10.000 personnes se sont rassemblées mardi soir pour appeler à voter «oui» au référendum de dimanche en Grèce sur les mesures d'austérité de l'UE

Le film Mommy de Xavier Dolan: l’histoire d’un jeune en difficulté

Par Laurent Lafrance, 2 juillet 2015

Dans la mesure où Dolan tente d’expliquer les souffrances du duo mère-fils, il ne fait que gratter la surface, sans percer les apparences et les clichés.

Contre une mise au pas politique à l’université Humboldt

l’organisation des Etudiants jeunes internationalistes pour l’Egalité sociale, 2 juillet 2015

Le président de l’université Humboldt, Jan-Hendrik Olbertz, s’est adressé aux médias pour accuser les étudiants de vouloir supprimer la liberté universitaire.

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 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

US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China

2 July 2015

The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.

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Commentary

The manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat: High Sierra in upstate New York

By David Walsh, 2 July 2015

Raoul Walsh’s High Sierra came to mind in the wake of the sad, predictable end to the three-week manhunt for escaped convicts Matt and Sweat.

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the political issues surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing

By Nick Barrickman, 2 July 2015

The Boston attack was used to justify massive violations of civil liberties and establish new precedents for the imposition of police state conditions.

Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown

By Nick Beams, 1 July 2015

The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders

By Tom Hall, 1 July 2015

Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 1 July 2015

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

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

By Kristina Betinis, 1 July 2015

Obama proposes rules to expand overtime pay for salaried workers

US Supreme Court upholds “excruciating” executions

Supreme Court invalidates federal air pollution rules for power plants

Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag

Arts Review

Voodoo, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 2 July 2015

H. Lawrence Freeman (1869-1954) was active as a composer, conductor and teacher, but his work was rarely performed during his lifetime.

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

By Richard Phillips, 29 June 2015

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 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 “The way forward for the working class in Greece”

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

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 »

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

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