23 May 2015

US prepares new military provocations in South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 23 May 2015

The unprecedented presence of a CNN news team on a US navy surveillance flight this week was aimed at ramping up pressure on China over the South China Sea.

Is the US planning a “Gulf of Tonkin” incident in the South China Sea?

OECD report: Global social inequality hits new record

By Gabriel Black, 23 May 2015

The growth of inequality has been accompanied by the expansion of part-time and contingent labor, particularly for younger workers.

Only one in four workers worldwide has a stable job

Agreement signed on China-backed investment bank

By Nick Beams, 23 May 2015

Tensions over the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank surfaced again this week when Japan announced it would provide $110 billion for infrastructure investment.

The conflict over the China-backed Asian investment bank

Ten years after riots, French police cleared in deaths of Clichy-sous-Bois youths

By Anthony Torres, 23 May 2015

The ruling reveals the impunity enjoyed by police, as the ruling class depends ever more directly on law-and-order hysteria to stabilize its rule.

France boosts military spending, recruits more youth into the army

By Kumaran Ira, 23 May 2015

The army is set to be France’s largest recruiter in the coming year, as the country plunges billions into the armed forces amid a broad military build-up across Europe.

New York mayor de Blasio’s housing plan: An assault on the working class

By Philip Guelpa, 23 May 2015

Bill de Blasio’s housing proposal opens the door to privatizing public housing while squeezing more money from low-income residents.

Despite surplus, California governor releases austerity budget

By Dan Conway, 23 May 2015

The proposal will further undermine public education and maintain cuts to health care programs for low-income families, children and the disabled.

Hundreds of unemployed workers apply for jobs in Pittsburgh

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 23 May 2015

Hundreds of people attended a job fair Wednesday to apply for part-time work, paying $10.75 an hour, at Amazon’s newly opened warehouse.

UK rail unions call off strike action

By Michael Barnes, 23 May 2015

The unions have betrayed a large strike mandate and disarmed rail-workers in the face of a ferocious assault by the incoming Conservative government.

German train drivers’ union calls off strike and agrees to arbitration

Murder of Tamil student sparks protests in northern Sri Lanka

By Subash Somachandran, 23 May 2015

Sinhala extremists have reacted to protests in Jaffna over the killing of an 18-year-old schoolgirl by whipping up anti-Tamil communalism.

New in Urdu

یمن میں جنگ اور امریکہ کی دنیا پر بالادستی کی دوڈ

نیلز ولیم سن 28 March 2015

یمن پر سعودی رہنمائی میں حملے کو امریکی پشت پناہی حاصل ہے جو مشرق وسطی ٗ یورو ایشیا ء اور آخر کار پوری دنیا پر فو جی تشدد کے ذریعے اپنی بالا دستی حاصل کرنا چاہتا ہے

New in Russian

75 лет назад: ГПУ делает первую попытку убить Троцкого

23 мая 2015 г.

Ранним утром 24 мая 1940 года сталинское ГПУ предприняло первую неудачную попытку ликвидировать своего самого непримиримого марксистского противника — Льва Троцкого.

New in Turkish

Çin’e karşı artan ABD savaşı tehlikesi

James Cogan, 23 Mayıs 2015

Obama yönetimi, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’ni Güney Çin Denizi’nde Çin ile bir askeri çatışma yoluna yerleştirmiş durumda.

Bin Ladin suikastı ve “terörle mücadele” yalanları

Patrick Martin, 23 Mayıs 2015

Amerikan hükümeti ve onun suç ortağı medya, Bin Ladin suikastı hakkında bu denli yüzsüzlükle yalan söylediyse, herhangi bir şey hakkında kesinlikle inanılabilir bir şey söyleyemez.

Moskova’da daha yakın Çin-Rusya ilişkileri gösterimde

Peter Symonds, 23 Mayıs 2015

Çin ve Rusya kapitalist restorasyon süreçlerinin bir sonucu olarak, işçi sınıfının zararına devasa servet biriktirmiş çok küçük bir yozlaşmış oligarklar tabakasının çıkarlarını temsil ediyor.

Almanya’daki SEP, tren sürücüleri grevi üzerine panele katıldı

Muhabirlerimizden, 23 Mayıs 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin Ulusal Sekreteri Ulrich Rippert ve tren sürücüleri sendikasının Berlin-Saksonya-Brandenburg bölgesi lideri Frank Nachtigall, 8 Mayıs Cuma günü, yerel grev merkezinde bir panel düzenledi.

Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs toplantısı Sri Lanka’da coşkuyla karşılandı

Muhabirlerimizden, 23 Mayıs 2015

Sri Lanka’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi ve Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler , Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs toplantısına hazırlık sürecinde yaygın bir kampanya yürüttü.

Akdeniz’deki göçmen trajedisi ve emperyalizmin suçları

Julie Hyland, 23 Mayıs 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Britanya) ulusal sekreter yardımcısı Julie Hyland’ın Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi tarafından 3 Mayıs’ta düzenlenen Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısında yaptığı konuşmanın metni.

New in French

Une escalade militaire massive menace alors que l’Etat islamique progresse en Irak

Par Niles Williamson, 23 mai 2015

La logique des événements en Irak conduit à la réintroduction d’un grand nombre de troupes terrestres américaines et à une guerre plus large au Moyen-Orient

Une vidéo en ligne démasque la violence policière contre les immigrés à Calais

Par Kanda Gabriel, 23 mai 2015

Pour pourrir l'opposition de masse aux politiques d'austérité et aux guerres impérialistes, la bourgeoisie a recours aux forces de police et d'extrême-droite.

Hollande, les Clinton et l'impérialisme en Haïti

Par John Marion, 23 mai 2015

Ce n’est pas seulement la main-d’œuvre bon marché qui attire les États-Unis et la France en Haïti, mais aussi les ressources minières, la possibilité de détourner le pays du pétrole vénézuélien et l’occasion de faire des profits.

New in German

Das britische Antiterrorgesetz und der weltweite Angriff auf demokratische Rechte

Von Jordan Shilton, 23. Mai 2015

In den herrschenden Eliten gibt es keinerlei Widerstand gegen den internationalen Abbau demokratischer Rechte und die Anwendung von Polizeistaatsmethoden.

“Münkler-Watch” und die Diktatur der Eliten

Von Peter Schwarz, 23. Mai 2015

Die Angriffe auf die Kritiker des Politikwissenschaftlers Herfried Münkler richten sich inzwischen auch gegen die Freiheit des Internets.

Münkler in der Zeit: Gleichschaltung wie 1933

Von Johannes Stern, 23. Mai 2015

Unter der Überschrift „Ressentiments wie 1933“ beschuldigt der Sozialwissenschaftler Herfried Münkler Studierende, die seinen Militarismus kritisieren, des Nationalsozialismus und des Antisemitismus.

Nach Vorstößen des IS droht massive militärische Eskalation im Irak

Von Niles Williamson, 23. Mai 2015

Die Logik der Entwicklungen führt erneut zur Stationierung mehrerer Tausend Mann starken Bodentruppen im Irak und einer Ausweitung des Krieges im Nahen Osten.

Griechische Arbeiter im Gesundheitswesen, Journalisten und Rentner protestieren gegen Sparpolitik

Von Robert Stevens, 23. Mai 2015

Am Mittwoch traten Tausende Ärzte, Pfleger und Ambulanzkräfte der staatlichen Krankenhäuser und Gesundheitszentren in Griechenland in einen 24-Stunden-Streik.

Detroit Institute of Art testet den Kunstmarkt:
Ein gefährlicher Präzedenzfall?

Von David Walsh, 23. Mai 2015

Die Nachricht, dass das wegen der Insolvenz der Autostadt bedrohte Kunstmuseum, das Detroit Institute of Arts in diesem Jahr ein Bild von Vincent van Gogh verkaufen will, hat Besorgnis erregt und für viele Schlagzeilen gesorgt.

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Perspective

European Union’s “migrant mission”: War plans in a humanitarian cloak

23 May 2015

The European Union is rapidly moving to further subordinate and plunder former imperialist colonies, under the guise of “solving the refugee problem.”

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) and International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 May 2015

The PSG and the IYSSE unequivocally support the students who publish the blog “Münkler-Watch” and have become the target of a massive intimidation campaign.

“Münkler-Watch” and the dictatorship of the elites

By Peter Schwarz, 23 May 2015

The attacks on the critics of political science professor Herfried Münkler are now being directed against the freedom of the Internet.

“Münkler-Watch” and the reproach of anonymity: A red herring

For freedom of speech at Humboldt University

Scholarship, not war propaganda!
The IYSSE’s campaign against war and historical falsification at Humboldt University

Commentary

Why aren’t the banksters in prison?

By Andre Damon, 22 May 2015

US intelligence and media fail to debunk Seymour Hersh on bin Laden

By Patrick Martin, 22 May 2015

Massive military escalation looms as ISIS advances in Iraq

By Niles Williamson, 22 May 2015

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report

By Ed Hightower, 22 May 2015

Maryland grand jury announces charges against six cops in killing of Freddie Gray

By Nick Barrickman, 22 May 2015

More on police violence in America »

Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights

Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton, Inc. and the rape of Libya

Poroshenko says Ukraine is at war with Russia

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

23 May 2015

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

Featured Article

The deindustrialization of Baltimore

By Nick Barrickman, 20 May 2015

Arts Review

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: Will artificial intelligence replace human efforts?

By Dorota Niemitz, 20 May 2015

Is it a dangerous precedent?: Detroit Institute of Arts tests out art market with van Gogh

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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Obituary

Blues musician B.B. King, 1925-2015

By James Brewer, 18 May 2015

The iconic American blues artist died May 15 at 89, after dozens of albums and decades of intensive touring.

25 years ago: Polish workers rebel against “shock treatment”

About 2,000 employees of the Polish State Railways walked out May 19, 1990 to protest low wages and skyrocketing prices of basic necessities.

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50 years ago: Bolivian tin miners battle troops

On May 23, 1965, government troops sent to seize the country’s tin mines from occupying Bolivian miners met heavy armed resistance

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75 years ago: GPU makes first attempt on life of Trotsky

In the early morning of May 24, 1940, the Stalinist GPU made an unsuccessful attempt on the life of their most implacable Marxist opponent, Leon Trotsky.

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100 years ago: Italy enters World War I

On May 20, 1915, Italy’s parliament passed a bill giving the government of Prime Minister Antonio Salandra’s cabinet full power to act in the growing crisis with Austria.

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