3 July 2015

US labor force participation rate hits lowest level in nearly four decades

By Andre Damon, 3 July 2015

The latest US jobs report, despite being greeted by the political establishment as another sign of a "recovery," points to continued economic stagnation.

US income inequality continued to soar in 2014

Oil giant BP reaches sweetheart settlement over 2010 Gulf disaster

By David Brown, 3 July 2015

The agreement is the culmination of the Obama administration’s efforts to shield BP from responsibility for the worst environmental disaster in US history.

Former BP executive acquitted of charges from 2010 oil spill

Five years since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Chinese stocks continue to fall despite attempted counter-measures

By Nick Beams, 3 July 2015

The World Bank has again described the Chinese financial system as unbalanced and potentially unstable.

Egyptian air force bombs Sinai after heavy clashes with ISIS affiliate

By Thomas Gaist, 3 July 2015

The strikes left at least 23 dead, one day after heavy fighting in the peninsula between government troops and Islamist forces killed some 120 people.

Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria

Bernie Sanders holds rally of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin

By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2015

The growth of support for Sanders is a reflection of widespread opposition to social inequality, which the senator is seeking to channel back into the framework of the Democratic Party.

The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders

US Justice Department finds that police provoked unrest in Ferguson

By Kevin Martinez, 3 July 2015

The report concludes that inappropriate military and police tactics alienated and incited crowds peacefully protesting the killing of Michael Brown into violent confrontation.

National Guard referred to Ferguson protesters as “enemy forces”

Drought-fed fire hits California’s San Bernardino Mountains

By Adam Mclean, 3 July 2015

The Lake Fire, one of several fires in the US southwest fueled by high temperatures and drought, now covers 30,000 acres.

Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown

UK seeks leading role in military campaign against Russia

By Julie Hyland, 3 July 2015

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s remarks are a significant escalation of British provocations against Russia.

The hypocrisy of the attack on the ABC
Murdoch’s Australian media put Zaky Mallah “up in lights”

By James Cogan, 3 July 2015

In 2012, today’s “terrorist” was a propagandist for Syrian “freedom fighters.”

The case of Zaky Mallah and the witch-hunt against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Inequality in Australia rising at one of world’s fastest rates

By Cheryl McDermid, 3 July 2015

Australia’s mining boom benefited a tiny elite at the top of the income table.

Quebec unions seek to smother opposition to austerity

By Laurent Lafrance, 3 July 2015

The Quebec Liberal government’s frontal assault on public sector workers is a key element of a broader austerity agenda that targets the entire working class.

New in French

Berlin rejette la reddition de Tsipras et cherche à renverser le gouvernement grec

Par Chris Marsden, 3 juillet 2015

Quelles que soient les concessions offertes par Athènes, Berlin cherche à forcer un changement de régime en Grèce.

La Cour suprême des États-Unis entérine les exécutions «atroces»

Par Joseph Kishore, 3 juillet 2015

La Cour suprême des États-Unis a jugé lundi que les exécutions au moyen du sédatif midazolam pouvaient continuer, en dépit de preuves substantielles que l'utilisation de ce médicament peut causer des douleurs atroces et prolongées.

Les protestations se multiplient à l'approche du référendum grec

Par Robert Stevens et Christoph Dreier, 3 juillet 2015

Tandis que les couches plus aisées de la société défendent l'austérité et soutiennent le vote «oui», les travailleurs et les démunis veulent voter «non».

La Russie interrompt ses livraisons de gaz naturel à l’Ukraine

Par Niles Williamson, 3 juillet 2015

La Russie a cessé de livrer du gaz naturel à l’Ukraine après le refus de Kiev d’accepter le prix proposé.

New in German

Globaler Parasitismus schafft Bedingungen für neuen Finanzkollaps

Nick Beams, 3. Juli 2015

Der Jahresbericht der BIZ kritisiert die Vorherrschaft der Geldpolitik bei den Zentralbanken und mahnt Strukturreformen an.

Bericht aus Athen
Zunehmende Proteste im Vorfeld des griechischen Referendums

Robert Stevens, Christoph Dreier, 3. Juli 2015

Während die wohlhabenderen Gesellschaftsschichten die Austerität verteidigen und bei dem Referendum am Sonntag mit „Ja“ stimmen wollen, wollen die Arbeiter und die arme Bevölkerung mit „Nein“ stimmen.

Jeb Bush tritt als republikanischer Präsidentschaftskandidat an

Patrick Martin, 3. Juli 2015

Das offizielle Zweiparteiensystems ist so weit nach rechts gerückt, dass Bush von einem Großteil der republikanischen Parteibasis als zu gemäßigt gesehen wird.

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Perspective

The political fraud of Syriza’s referendum on EU austerity in Greece

3 July 2015

Syriza has called the referendum to provide political cover for its last-ditch effort to work out an agreement on austerity policy with the European Union.

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Socialist Equality Party

Victimised Sri Lankan plantation workers speak to the WSWS

By our correspondents, 3 July 2015

Tea estate management targeted Deeside workers because of their leading role in a three-day strike against increased production demands.

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

Arts Review

The Wolfpack, Dope: American experiences, oddities

By Joanne Laurier, 3 July 2015

The Wolfpack is a documentary about seven children who were locked away for many years in an apartment in a public housing project in Manhattan.

Voodoo, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 2 July 2015

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

By Richard Phillips, 29 June 2015

Science

Atmospheric temperatures rise to record levels as glaciers disintegrate

By Matthew MacEgan, 3 July 2015

Two new reports show that global warming and climate change are becoming larger threats than ever before.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

3 July 2015

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

Milwaukee transit workers strike

By Christopher Davion, 2 July 2015

Commentary

US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China

By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2015

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

By Chris Marsden, 2 July 2015

Greek crisis comes to a head

More on the crisis in Greece »

US and Cuba announce resumption of diplomatic relations

By Alexander Fangmann, 2 July 2015

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

By David Walsh, 2 July 2015

FISA court reinstates bulk surveillance of US communications

By Thomas Gaist, 2 July 2015

More on NSA spying »

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

Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag

30 June 2015

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

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

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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