26 May 2015

Turkey says US agrees to provide air cover for anti-Assad “rebels” in Syria

By Niles Williamson, 26 May 2015

The provision of air cover by the US for its proxy forces on the ground in Syria would follow the pattern of the 2011 US-NATO air war in Libya.

Pentagon chief hints at shift in US policy in war with ISIS

The fall of Ramadi and the criminality of US imperialism

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NATO begins anti-Russian air drill in Arctic

By Patrick Martin, 26 May 2015

The Arctic Challenge Exercise involves warplanes from the US, Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway, as well as non-NATO members Sweden, Finland and Switzerland.

NATO begins largest anti-submarine exercises ever in the North Sea

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Obama Justice Department reaches settlement with Cleveland, Ohio over police brutality

By Jerry White, 26 May 2015

The agreement comes just days after an Ohio judge acquitted killer cop Michael Brelo in the shooting of two unarmed people in 2012.

Cop used military “rules of engagement” in 2012 Cleveland killing

By Jerry White, 26 May 2015

Officer Michael Brelo was one of many Iraq and Afghan war veterans whom the Obama administration is encouraging US police departments to recruit.

Judge clears killer cop in 2012 Cleveland, Ohio shooting

Obama’s paramilitary police

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Flash flooding forces thousands to flee in Texas, Oklahoma

By Thomas Gaist, 26 May 2015

Record-breaking rainfall in typically dry areas of Texas, Oklahoma and other states has flooded entire residential areas, leading to at least fifteen deaths.

Pipeline in Santa Barbara oil spill lacked key safety feature

By Kevin Martinez, 26 May 2015

The pipeline had no automatic shutoff valve, a routine safety feature that could have greatly minimized the disaster.

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

Union imposes another concession deal on West Coast dockworkers

By Hector Cordon, 26 May 2015

The contract signed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union further undermines jobs and conditions and does nothing to address management’s moves to create a largely casualized, low-paid workforce.

Spanish regional elections mark further break-up of two main parties

By Alejandro López, 26 May 2015

The result reflects popular opposition to the austerity policies pursued by both the Popular Party and the Socialist Party.

Most Turkish auto workers end strike

By Jean Shaoul, 26 May 2015

The apparent concessions by the auto manufacturers reflect extreme nervousness on the part of the corporations and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government.

Sri Lankan president pledges to strengthen the military

By Rohantha De Silva, 26 May 2015

Sirisena postured at “war victory” events as a crusader for “peace and reconciliation” while vowing to increase military resources.

Australian budget targets working-class households

By Mike Head, 26 May 2015

The majority of families will lose between about $2,000 and $6,000 a year by 2018–19.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Prvomajski miting 2015 i borba protiv imperijalističkog rata

Uredništvo WSWS, 26 May 2015

Miting je bio jedinstven: bazirajući se na trezvenoj i objektivnoj procjeni ozbiljnosti situacije u svijetu, zalagao se za nužnost socijalističke revolucije.

New in Turkish

Hitler’in Üçüncü Reich’ının yenilgisinin yetmişinci yılı

Fred Williams, 26 Mayıs 2015

ABD’deki ve Avrupa’daki egemen sınıflar, Sovyet işçi sınıfının Avrupa’da faşizmin yenilmesinde oynadığı merkezi rolü kabul etmeye hiç istekli değiller.

Kapitalizmin krizi ve ABD’de sınıf mücadelesinin yeniden canlanması

Joseph Kishore, 26 Mayıs 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) ulusal sekreteri Joseph Kishore’un Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi tarafından 3 Mayıs’ta düzenlenen Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısının kapanışında yaptığı konuşmanın metni.

New in French

Seul un travailleur sur quatre dans le monde a un emploi stable

Par Andre Damon, 26 mai 2015

Selon un nouveau rapport publié par l’Organisation internationale du travail, les emplois créés après la crise de 2008 ont été, de façon disproportionnée, des emplois précaires et à temps partiel.

Pour la défense de la liberté d'expression étudiante à l'Université Humboldt! Halte à la censure soutenue par l'État!

Par le Parti l’égalité sociale (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit – PSG) Etudiants jeunes internationalistes pour l’égalité sociale (EJIES), 26 mai 2015

Le Parti de l’égalité sociale et l’EJIES soutiennent sans équivoque les étudiants qui publient le blog Münkler-Watch et sont devenus la cible d’une massive campagne d’intimidation.

‘Münkler-Watch’ et l’accusation d'anonymat: une diversion

Par Peter Schwarz, 26 mai 2015

Pour détourner l'attention des vrais enjeux, un blog d'étudiants critiquant les conférences de Herfried Münkler à l'Université Humboldt a été attaqué parce qu’il avait gardé l’anonymat.

New in German

Parasitismus auf den internationalen Finanzmärkten nimmt zu

Von Nick Beams, 26. Mai 2015

Die steigenden Börsenkurse drücken nicht etwa eine Erholung, sondern vielmehr die fortschreitende Krankheit der Weltwirtschaft aus.

Rechtskonservativer Duda gewinnt Präsidentschaftswahl in Polen

Von Markus Salzmann, 26. Mai 2015

Die Rückkehr der rechtskonservativen PiS ins Präsidentenamt und möglicherweise an die Regierung markiert einen politischen Rechtsruck in Polen und eine Verschärfung der Krise der Europäischen Union.

Ukraine:
Tausende protestieren gegen drastische Preiserhöhungen durch das Kiewer Regime

Von Alex Lantier, 26. Mai 2015

Das Kiewer Regime kürzt Subventionen auf grundlegende Güter, um das Geld an seine Gläubiger an der Wall Street zu schleusen und die Militärausgaben für den Krieg in der Ostukraine zu erhöhen.

OECD-Bericht: Weltweite soziale Ungleichheit erreicht neues Rekordhoch

Von Gabriel Black, 26. Mai 2015

Die wachsende Ungleichheit geht einher mit einer Zunahme von Teilzeit- und befristeten Arbeitsverhältnissen, vor allem bei jüngeren Arbeitern.

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Perspective

China warns of war with US in South China Sea

26 May 2015

Through its reckless actions, the US has placed the world on the precipice of war between nuclear-armed powers.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Herfried Münkler’s interview in Die Zeit: State-imposed conformism like 1933

By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2015

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

“Münkler-Watch” and the dictatorship of the elites

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

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Science

New discoveries illuminate early human physical and technological evolution

By Philip Guelpa, 26 May 2015

New archaeological and fossil discoveries push back the origins of both the genus Homo and the earliest stone tool technology.

Commentary

The escalation of global financial parasitism

By Nick Beams, 25 May 2015

Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes

By Alex Lantier, 25 May 2015

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Riga talks fail to produce Greek loan deal

By Robert Stevens, 25 May 2015

Australia deeply embedded in US military build-up in Asia

By Peter Symonds, 25 May 2015

US prepares new military provocations in South China Sea

Hundreds dead in refugee graves in Malaysia

By John Roberts, 25 May 2015

US CEO pay hits record high

By Nick Barrickman, 25 May 2015

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

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

Agreement signed on China-backed investment bank

Why aren’t the banksters in prison?

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

Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report

25 years ago: US-Soviet summit at Camp David

May 31, 1990 was the first day of a week-long summit between the major leaders of the Soviet Union and the United States, held outside Washington.

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50 years ago: Coal mine disaster kills hundreds in India

On May 28, 1965, an explosion and fire at the Dhori mine at Dhanbad, near Bermo, India, killed nearly 400 miners, when coal dust was ignited by a spark or flame.

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75 years ago: Allied evacuation at Dunkirk

On May 26, 1940 the British and French forces in northern Belgium began their evacuation from the port of Dunkirk across the English Channel.

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100 years ago: Ottoman parliament passes law for mass deportation of Armenians

On May 29, 1915, the Ottoman parliament passed the Tehcir Law, which authorized the deportation of the Armenian population.

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

26 May 2015

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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.
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