30 June 2015

As global markets plummet
Bank closures impose deepening misery on Greek people

By Alex Lantier, 30 June 2015

Retirees were unable to obtain their pension benefits as a weeklong bank holiday began amid warnings of fuel and medicine shortages.

Greek crisis comes to a head

The way forward for the working class in Greece

More on the crisis in Greece »

Puerto Rico governor declares debts “not payable”

By David Brown, 30 June 2015

The government of Puerto Rico is looking to impose brutal austerity measures on the working class in order to secure payment to wealthy creditors.

Supreme Court invalidates federal air pollution rules for power plants

By John Burton, 30 June 2015

The Supreme Court struck down Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would have sharply reduced airborne toxins from oil- and coal-fueled power plants.

The US Supreme Court and marriage equality

US Supreme Court overturns death row appeal

Budget cuts create intolerable conditions in California nursing homes

By Adam Mclean, 30 June 2015

The private investment firms, which have bought up many nursing home chains, are reaping high profits by reducing care to elderly patients.

UK: Another £22 billion in “savings efficiencies” in National Health Service

By Ajanta Silva, 30 June 2015

The government’s claim that the second round of “efficiency savings” will be accomplished through better procurement and efficient rostering of staff is fraudulent.

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

By Mike Head, 30 June 2015

After being acquitted by a jury on two framed-up terrorism charges, Mallah was uniquely qualified to ask a question about handing the government power to revoke citizenships by ministerial decree.

Australian government intensifies political assault on the ABC

Abbott government calls for sackings at Australian Broadcasting Corporation

European energy firms agree to expand Nord Stream pipeline with Gazprom

By Clara Weiss, 30 June 2015

Differences within the European Union, as well as between the EU and the US, are emerging over energy policy and relations with Russia.

Protests continue in Armenia

By Andrea Peters, 30 June 2015

Demonstrators demanding a permanent reversal of electricity rate hikes remain on the streets in the capital of Armenia, a key ally of Russia in the Caucasus.

Australia: Fire inquest told Bankstown apartment block still unsafe

By Richard Phillips, 30 June 2015

The long-delayed inquest into the Euro Terraces apartment fire that killed a student and badly injured another began hearings this month.

Malaysia’s opposition coalition breaks apart

By John Roberts, 30 June 2015

The collapse of the three-party pact changes the political landscape and points to growing instability.

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 Russian

Греческий кризис достигает кульминации

Алекс Лантье, 30 июня 2015 г.

Решение европейских финансовых властей приостановить реализацию мер помощи и ограничить приток кредитов для греческих банков поставило страну на грань экономического и финансового краха.

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

New in French

La crise grecque atteint le paroxysme

Par Alex Lantier, 30 juin 2015

La décision des autorités financières européennes de mettre fin au plan de sauvetage de la Grèce et de limiter le flux des crédits aux banques grecques a conduit le pays au bord de la crise économique et financière.

Effondrement de la Grèce et menace de turbulences alors que Syriza impose le contrôle des capitaux

Par Robert Stevens, 30 juin 2015

La décision fut prise suite à l’annonce dimanche par la Banque centrale européenne qu’elle n’augmenterait pas son financement d’urgence aux banques grecques.

Les États-Unis et les puissances de l’OTAN accélèrent les préparatifs pour une guerre nucléaire

Par Thomas Gaist, 30 juin 2015

Des responsables de l’OTAN ont divulgué des plans pour une stratégie nucléaire agressive visant à contrer «l’agression russe», seulement quelques jours après que les stratèges de guerre américains aient demandé une nouvelle génération d’armes nucléaires.

New in German

Krise in Griechenland spitzt sich zu

Alex Lantier, 30. Juni 2015

Die Entscheidung der Europäischen Union, ihr Hilfsprogramm zu stoppen und die Versorgung der griechischen Banken mit Notkrediten zu begrenzen, hat das Land an den Rand eines wirtschaftlichen und finanziellen Zusammenbruchs gebracht.

UN-Bericht belegt israelische Kriegsverbrechen in Gaza

Jean Shaoul, 30. Juni 2015

Die UN-Kommission stellte fest, dass die Zerstörungen, die Israel in Gaza angerichtet hat, keine vereinzelten Vorfälle waren, sondern eine Fortsetzung der Kriegsverbrechen und Gräueltaten in den früheren israelischen Kriegen.

Gazprom und europäische Konzerne wollen Nord-Stream-Pipeline ausbauen

Clara Weiss, 30. Juni 2015

Der russische Staatskonzern Gazprom kündigte auf dem Internationalen Petersburger Wirtschaftsforum an, gemeinsam mit europäischen Energieriesen, OMV, E.ON und Shell, die Gaspipeline Nord Stream auszubauen.

Prozess gegen früheren SS-Mann Gröning wird fortgesetzt

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 30. Juni 2015

Der Prozess gegen Oskar Gröning, der von September 1942 bis Oktober 1944 als Wachmann und „Buchhalter“ im Vernichtungslager Auschwitz tätig war, wird am 1. Juli wahrscheinlich mit einer erneuten Aussage des Angeklagten fortgesetzt.

ThyssenKrupp Stahl:
IGM-Betriebsratsmehrheit unterdrückt Opposition

Dietmar Henning, 30. Juni 2015

Nach Verlusten in der Neuwahl des Betriebsrats versucht die IGM-Mehrheit jegliche Opposition im Keim zu ersticken und ein ausgeklügeltes Kontrollsystem über die Arbeiter zu errichten

Other Languages

Perspective

US Supreme Court upholds “excruciating” executions

30 June 2015

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that executions using the sedative midazolam can go forward.

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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 David North’s May Day speech

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “The way forward for the working class in Greece”

Commentary

Syriza’s fraudulent capital controls

By Nick Beams, 30 June 2015

Billions of euros have been taken out of Greece by wealthy individuals and corporations in order to make a financial killing if the country goes back to the drachma.

More on the crisis in Greece »

Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag

By Barry Grey, 30 June 2015

The rush to take down symbols of racism that the American political establishment has kept in place for decades is a defensive response to an outpouring of public horror over the Charleston killings and popular hostility to racism.

Obama’s eulogy in Charleston, South Carolina

Race and class in America: The case of Rachel Dolezal

The social roots of racism in America

Three national strikes called off by UK trade unions

By Tony Robson, 30 June 2015

Planned national strikes by rail workers, probation officers, and steel workers have been called off in succession by Britain’s major trade unions.

UK unions abandon strike threat at Tata Steel

Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline

By Keith Jones, 29 June 2015

Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament amid political uncertainty

By K. Ratnayake, 29 June 2015

China’s central bank cuts rates after shares plunge

American CEOs paid 300 times more than workers

US government covered up 14,000 photos documenting CIA secret prisons

South Africa: Commission whitewashes ANC role in Marikana massacre

Paul Krugman’s apologia for Obamacare

OECD report documents growth of financial parasitism

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 »

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka SEP calls public meeting to defend victimised plantation workers

30 June 2015

The Glenugie tea plantation workers were victimised for playing a leading role in a three-day strike in February against an arbitrary increase in workloads.

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

25 June 2015

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

30 June 2015

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

Ver.di seeks to impose sellout of German childcare workers strike

By Marianne Arens, 27 June 2015

The issues in the US auto contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2015

Top GM and Fiat Chrysler negotiators depart on eve of UAW contract talks

Arts Review

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

By Richard Phillips, 29 June 2015

Redeployment: Phil Klay’s short stories about the Iraq War only go so far

By Sandy English, 25 June 2015

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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