1 August 2015

Clashes erupt on West Bank after child is murdered by Zionist settlers

By Thomas Gaist, 1 August 2015

Friday’s arson attack bears the hallmarks of previous atrocities committed by religious nationalist forces.

Right-wing Israeli fanatic stabs six at gay rights parade

NATO scrambles jets against Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea

By Niles Williamson, 1 August 2015

So far in 2015, NATO fighters have been scrambled more than 250 times to intercept Russian aircraft over Europe.

US and NATO engage in unprecedented military exercises in Europe

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Prosecutor declines to bring charges against Cincinnati cops who lied to protect killer of Samuel DuBose

By Evan Blake, 1 August 2015

The victim’s family has demanded that one of the officers be charged for making false statements on a police incident report.

Notes on police violence in America
Cincinnati cop who killed Samuel Dubose charged with murder

The police murder of Sandra Bland

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Sanders talks “left” and moves right

By Patrick Martin, 1 August 2015

After calling for a “political revolution” against the billionaires before a national audience Wednesday, Sanders spoke in quite a different vein to upper-middle class audiences Thursday and Friday.

Bernie Sanders pits US workers against immigrants in Vox interview

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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German federal prosecutor investigates blog for treason

By Ulrich Rippert, 1 August 2015

If a similar procedure were implemented in the US it would mean that any journalist who wrote on the material exposed by Edward Snowden would be liable for prosecution.

Unidentified gunmen fire on Sri Lankan election rally

By Peter Symonds, 1 August 2015

The violent attack is another symptom of the political tensions underpinning the bitter rivalry in the August 17 election campaign.

Australian unions promote anti-Chinese nationalism

By our reporters, 1 August 2015

Amid growing unemployment, union leaders are staging protests to denounce a Free Trade Agreement with China.

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalate despite Modi-Sharif meeting

By Sampath Perera, 1 August 2015

India’s 15-month-old BJP government continues to integrate New Delhi ever more completely into the Washington’s anti-China “pivot.”

Airplane debris may be from missing flight MH370

By Will Morrow, 1 August 2015

If the wing-flap is found to belong to MH370, it would be the first piece of evidence that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean.

Economic slowdown in Peru ignites social tensions

By Cesar Uco, 1 August 2015

Two out of three Peruvians report being unable to live off of their salaries, while just 113 families monopolize 46 percent of the country’s wealth.

Glasgow homeless caseworkers’ strike ended

By Katie Rhodes, 1 August 2015

Caseworkers will be returning to an even more chaotic and failing service compared with 17 weeks ago.

New in Russian

Кто такие псевдо-левые?

Редакционная коллегия МСВС, 01 августа 2015 г.

Политические события в Греции в продолжение последних месяцев служат ярчайшим подтверждением анализа, проделанного МСВС в отношении.

New in Spanish

A tres semanas de huelga regional en Potosí:
Batallas campales entre mineros y policía en la capital de Bolivia

Por Bill Van Auken, 1 agosto 2015

Los mineros Potosí libraron batalles campales con la policía antidisturbios en la capital boliviana de La Paz, el miércoles 22 de julio después de la disolución de una sesión de negociación con los ministros del gobierno.

New in French

Le secrétaire général du SEP au Sri Lanka interviewé sur la chaîne des élections nationales

Par notre correspondant, 1 août 2015

Wije Dias a exposé le programme socialiste et international du SEP au cours d’une interview d’une heure à la radio d’État de la Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

Sri Lanka: Le SEP mène une campagne contre les expulsions à Colombo

Par nos correspondants, 1 août 2015

Des candidats du SEP ont pris la parole à Wanathamulla, où les habitants sont la cible d'opérations d'expulsion menées par le gouvernement.

New in German

Wer sind die Pseudolinken?

Erklärung der WSWS-Redaktion, 1. August 2015

Die vollständige Kapitulation von Syriza ist eine wichtige strategische Erfahrung für die Arbeiterklasse in Griechenland und weltweit.

Generalbundesanwalt ermittelt gegen Netzpolitik.org wegen Landesverrat
Ein massiver Angriff auf die Pressefreiheit

Von Ulrich Rippert, 1. August 2015

Zum ersten Mal seit der Spiegel-Affäre von 1962 und der Konkret-Affäre von 1983 wird gegen Journalisten wegen Landesverrats und der Veröffentlichung von Staatsgeheimnissen ermittelt.

Von der Leyen in Afrika: Bundeswehr übernimmt Kommando in Mali

Von Johannes Stern, 1. August 2015

Mit dem Besuch der Verteidigungsministerin in Mali und Tunesien weitet die Bundesregierung ihr militärisches Eingreifen in Afrika weiter aus.

Die internationale Bedeutung der Parlamentswahl in Sri Lanka

Von Peter Symonds, 1. August 2015

In der politischen Krise Sri Lankas drückt sich der Zusammenbruch des globalen Kapitalismus aus. Er erzeugt erbitterte geopolitische Rivalitäten und schürt eine soziale Konterrevolution.

Sri-lankischer SEP-Generalsekretär Wije Dias von staatlichem Wahlsender interviewt

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 1. August 2015

SEP-Vorsitzender Dias erklärte in einem einstündigen Radio-Interview das sozialistische und internationale Programm der Trotzkisten.

Stellenabbau in der Montanindustrie:
Die zerstörerische Anarchie des kapitalistischen Marktes

Von Nick Beams, 1. August 2015

Die Entscheidung des britischen Bergbaukonzerns Anglo American, ein Drittel seiner Arbeitsplätze abzubauen, zeigt beispielhaft die Arbeitsplatzvernichtung in der weltweiten Montanindustrie aufgrund sinkender Rohstoffpreise.

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Perspective

The political bankruptcy of Syriza’s Left Platform

1 August 2015

By giving Tsipras a green light to negotiate more EU austerity, Syriza’s Central Committee has exposed the Left Platform’s claims that there is broad opposition to austerity within Syriza.

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party holds first election meeting in Sri Lanka’s north

By our correspondent, 1 August 2015

Hundreds of shoppers and passers-by listened to the SEP’s open-air election meeting in Kayts.

Sri Lanka: SEP campaigns against evictions in Colombo

By our correspondents, 31 July 2015

Sri Lankan SEP General Secretary Wije Dias interviewed on national election channel

By our correspondent, 30 July 2015

Witch-hunt continues against Sri Lankan tea estate workers

The international significance of the Sri Lankan general election

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

A pdf file of the complete foreword is available here.

Arts Review

Trainwreck: The latest from Judd Apatow

By David Walsh, 1 August 2015

In Apatow’s Trainwreck, Amy Schumer, the stand-up comic and writer, is the psychological mess of the title.

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

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

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “The pseudo-left covers up Syriza’s betrayal”

Posted here is a Greek translation of the Perspective of the WSWS posted on July 24.

Commentary

Fifty years on: Medicare under assault

By Kate Randall, 31 July 2015

What is the pseudo-left?

By The WSWS Editorial Board, 30 July 2015

Turkey put on a war footing

By Halil Celik and Jean Shaoul, 31 July 2015

US, Turkey prepare to escalate Syrian intervention

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

US homeownership rate hits lowest level since 1967

By Tom Hall, 31 July 2015

Hillary Clinton and secret Swiss bank accounts

By Patrick Martin, 31 July 2015

The dark side of American politics

More on the 2016 US election »

White House rejects petition for Snowden pardon signed by 168,000

The Dodd-Frank banking law five years on

Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback promotes trade unions and NDP

Autoworkers Struggles

Fiat Chrysler reports sharp rise in second-quarter profits

By Nick Barrickman, 31 July 2015

Ford and GM announce huge quarterly profits

By Josh Varlin, 29 July 2015

Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team?

The battle ahead for US autoworkers

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

More on autoworkers struggles »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

1 August 2015

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

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds meeting in Berlin on Syriza and the crisis in Greece

By Verena Nees, 30 July 2015

Australian SEP meetings discuss political issues posed by Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

Obituary

Chris Squire, founding member of Yes, dead at 67

By Kevin Reed, 30 July 2015

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

Book Review

Samuel Kassow’s Who Will Write Our History?

By Clara Weiss, 25 July 2015

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

More on the fight for historical truth in Germany »

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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