6 July 2015

Mass demonstrations in Greece follow vote against EU austerity

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 6 July 2015

Thousands gathered on Athens’ Syntagma Square Sunday evening after the emphatic rejection of austerity proposals of the European Union and the IMF.

Greek workers speak out at referendum polling stations

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 6 July 2015

Operation Nemesis: Danger of state repression against protests in Greece

By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2015

On eve of referendum
Rumbles of military coup as Greek workers demand end to EU austerity

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

More on the crisis in Greece »

Chinese government desperate to halt market slide

By Nick Beams, 6 July 2015

The Chinese central bank’s commitment to provide funds to financial markets indicates growing concern in government circles over the depth of the stock market fall.

Chinese stocks continue to fall despite attempted counter-measures

Iran nuclear talks approaching make-or-break deadline

By Keith Jones, 6 July 2015

As the talks proceed in Vienna, the US press has been churning out reports touting a new Pentagon mega-bomb specifically crafted to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Republican candidates split over racist remarks by Donald Trump

By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2015

The billionaire developer and presidential candidate has made a series of fascistic rants against Mexican immigrants.

US health insurers seek huge rate increases for 2016

By Kate Randall, 6 July 2015

Many insurers are requesting double-digit premium hikes, citing diminishing profits and a larger than expected pool of unhealthy enrollees.

Obamacare fuels wave of takeovers
Aetna, Humana announce biggest-ever merger of health insurers

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

Manhattan real estate prices hit record high

By Sandy English, 6 July 2015

The average sale price of an apartment in the New York City borough of Manhattan, the home of Wall Street, is now $1.87 million.

The “American Dream” denied
US home ownership rate hits lowest level in two decades

US income inequality continued to soar in 2014

Pittsburgh energy company cuts health care for 4,400 retired workers

By Samuel Davidson, 6 July 2015

Pittsburgh-based coal and natural gas giant Consol Energy is the latest in a series of private companies to cut health benefits for its retired workforce.

Far-right marches in Kiev as report documents crimes by Ukraine’s paramilitary forces

By Andrea Peters, 6 July 2015

The neo-fascist Right Sector demonstration in Kiev called for expanded war in the southeast, where paramilitary units operate as criminal armed gangs, according to a leaked report.

US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China

Ver.di ends strike at Berlin’s Charité hospital

By Markus Salzmann, 6 July 2015

The Ver.di trade union is fraudulently celebrating the agreement at the Charité as a great breakthrough.

German train drivers’ union agrees to strike ban effective until 2020

Australian Broadcasting Corporation censures “Q&A” producer

By Oliver Campbell, 6 July 2015

The ABC board is attempting to appease the Abbott government and the Murdoch media by attacking the democratic rights of its staff.

Unemployed forced to “work for the dole” in Australia

By Zac Hambides, 6 July 2015

Thousands of unemployed workers are now being forced to carry out unpaid work in exchange for welfare payments.

Australia Post to axe another 1,900 jobs in preparation for privatisation

New in Greek

Τη παραμονή του δημοψηφίσματος
Σημάδια για στρατιωτικό πραξικόπημα καθώς οι Έλληνες εργαζόμενοι απαιτούν τέλος στη λιτότητα της ΕΕ

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 4 Ιούλιος 2015

Μερικές ώρες πριν πλημμυρίσουν οι δρόμοι στο κέντρο της Αθήνας την Παρασκευή με διαδηλωτές κατά της λιτότητας, ένας αριθμός απόστρατων Ελλήνων αξιωματικών ζήτησε ψήφο για «ναι» στο δημοψήφισμα για τις απαιτήσεις της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, αψηφώντας το κάλεσμα του πρωθυπουργού Αλέξη Τσίπρα ψήφου για «όχι.»

Η πολιτική απάτη του δημοψηφίσματος του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ για τη λιτότητα της ΕΕ στην Ελλάδα

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 4 Ιούλιος 2015

Από τότε που ο Έλληνας πρωθυπουργός Αλέξης Τσίπρας προκήρυξε δημοψήφισμα για τη λιτότητα της ΕΕ το προηγούμενο Σάββατο, ολόκληρο το επιχείρημα έχει αποκαλυφθεί σαν μια πολιτική απάτη.

New in Turkish

Syriza’nın AB kemer sıkma programı üzerine referandumunun siyasi sahtekarlığı

Alex Lantier, 6 Temmuz 2015

AB kafalarına bir silah doğrulturken, Yunanistan’daki işçilerin geniş kesimleri “hayır” oyu vermeye kararlı. Bu tür bir oy, yalnızca, aynı zamanda Syriza’ya karşı da mücadele edildiğinde, AB’nin kemer sıkma politikalarına gerçek bir darbe anlamına gelebilir.

Sendika ABD’de devam eden son petrol rafinerisi grevini bitirdi

Tom Hall ve Jerry White, 6 Temmuz 2015

Birleşik Çelik İşçileri sendikası (USW), ABD’deki binlerce petrol işçisinin greve çıkmasından yaklaşık beş ay sonra, 1.200 Marathon Petroleum işçisine bir satış sözleşmesini kabul ettirerek mücadeleyi sona erdirdi.

New in French

Dans sa stratégie de domination du monde, l'armée des États-Unis vise la Russie et la Chine

Par Patrick Martin, 6 juillet 2015

Le rapport se penche sur quatre pays comme cibles potentielles pour l'intervention militaire des États-Unis: la Russie, l'Iran, la Corée du Nord, et la Chine.

Le président français rejette la demande d’assistance du fondateur de WikiLeaks

Par Patrick Martin, 6 juillet 2015

Après la révélation par WikiLeaks de l’espionnage illégal des dirigeants français par la NSA, le président Hollande rejette les appels à accorder l’asile à Julian Assange

La pseudo-gauche australienne appuie l’avancée en Syrie d’islamistes appuyés par les États-Unis

Par Oliver Campbell, 6 juillet 2015

Socialist Alternative continue de soutenir publiquement l'opération de changement de régime mené par les Etats-Unis contre le gouvernement du président syrien Bachar al-Assad.

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Perspective

A landslide “no” to EU austerity in Greece

6 July 2015

Yesterday’s “no” vote in Greece is a massive popular repudiation of the EU and the austerity agenda it has pursued across Europe since the 2008 economic crisis.

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New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “A landslide 'no' to EU austerity in Greece”

Posted here is a translation into Greek of “A landslide 'no' to EU austerity in Greece,” the Perspective of the WSWS posted on July 6.

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “Rumbles of military coup as Greek workers demand end to EU austerity”

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “The political fraud of Syriza’s referendum on EU austerity in Greece”

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “Greek crisis comes to a head”

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

Featured Interview

Video report: Workers speak out against austerity at mass demonstration in Athens

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 4 July 2015

On the spot report from Athens
Mass demonstration opposes austerity in Greece

Auto Workers Struggles

UAW vs. autoworkers: Who are the freeloaders?

By Shannon Jones, 6 July 2015

The UAW is attempting to slander and intimidate workers who refuse to pay union dues under terms of Michigan’s “Right to Work” law.

Arts Review

NBC’s American Odyssey: Mercenaries, jihadists and Machiavellian US corporations

By Christine Schofelt, 6 July 2015

American Odyssey, cancelled after the first season, exhibited some good intentions, but ultimately familiar confusion.

Silicon Valley: HBO’s satire of American tech culture

By Kevin Reed, 4 July 2015

The Wolfpack, Dope: American experiences, oddities

By Joanne Laurier, 3 July 2015

Voodoo, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 2 July 2015

25 years ago: US-backed Nicaraguan regime calls out military against strikers

On July 9, 1990, President Violeta Chamorro called out the army to restore order during a strike in Managua, the capital city.

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50 years ago: Vietnam “will get worse before it gets better,” Johnson warns

US President Lyndon Johnson, speaking from the White House on July 9, 1965, warned that US involvement in Vietnam would increase beyond the officially stated goal of 75,000 soldiers.

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75 years ago: Stalin orders crackdown in Lithuania

On July 7, 1940, the Lithuanian security department, under direction from Stalin, ordered the liquidation of all bourgeois parties.

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100 years ago: Austria-Hungary defeats Italy in first battle of the Isonzo

On July 7, 1915, Italian troops suffered a defeat to Austro-Hungarian forces just inside the border of the territory of Austria-Hungary.

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Commentary

Australian pseudo-left hails Syriza’s fraudulent referendum in Greece

By Oliver Campbell, 4 July 2015

Top bankers’ pay rose 17 percent in 2014

By Andre Damon, 4 July 2015

French president rejects bid to assist WikiLeaks founder

By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2015

Colombo’s “fastest growing tourism” status obtained at the poor’s expense

By Vilani Peiris, 4 July 2015

Persistence of Ebola epidemic exposes global health failure

By David Brown, 4 July 2015

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

Oil giant BP reaches sweetheart settlement over 2010 Gulf disaster

UK seeks leading role in military campaign against Russia

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

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

Workers Struggles

Milwaukee transit workers strike

By Christopher Davion, 2 July 2015

Socialist Equality Party

Victimised Sri Lankan plantation workers speak to the WSWS

By our correspondents, 3 July 2015

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

25 June 2015

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 »

Science

Atmospheric temperatures rise to record levels as glaciers disintegrate

By Matthew MacEgan, 3 July 2015

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of Johannes Stern’s May Day speech

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

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

View all speeches from May Day 2015 »