International Labor Organization details impact of global austerity

By Jerry White, 5 June 2014

The World Social Protection Report 2014/15 documents the impact of austerity policies on the social safety net.

Obama backs state terror against eastern Ukraine

By Bill Van Auken, 5 June 2014

Meeting with billionaire President-Elect Poroshenko, Obama backed the regime’s “anti-terrorism operation” and offered military supplies and training to carry it out.

Obama escalates NATO confrontation with Russia

Fighting between militias intensifies in Libya

By Jean Shaoul, 5 June 2014

There is the very real possibility of a military coup and civil war in a country already devastated by the NATO-led war to overthrow Col. Muammar Gaddafi followed by three years of infighting among rival militias.

US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines to Libyan coast

Obama’s West Point speech: A prescription for unending war

US auto union installs long-time wage-cutter as new president

By Shannon Jones, 5 June 2014

The election of Dennis Williams, UAW secretary treasurer and hand picked successor of outgoing UAW President Bob King, was little more than a formality.

US auto union meets to install new president

Michigan Senate passes Detroit “Grand Bargain” package

By James Brewer, 5 June 2014

The legislation includes a financial oversight panel that will extend the bankers’ dictatorship over Detroit for at least another 13 years.

Bankruptcy court approves new appraisal of Detroit Institute of Arts collection

Emergency manager threatens Detroit retirees at policy conference

Wisconsin youths charged as adults in attempted murder case

By Niles Williamson, 5 June 2014

Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both twelve years old, were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide, facing up to 65 years in prison.

No replacement jobs for most workers laid off from Bochum plant in Germany

By Dietmar Henning, 5 June 2014

Despite assurances from the IG Metall trade union, only a small number of temporary and low-wage replacement jobs will be offered to the more than 3,000 laid-off workers.

German foreign intelligence service plans real-time surveillance of social networks

By Sven Heymann, 5 June 2014

The intelligence service’s declared aim is to have similar capabilities to the American NSA and British GCHQ.

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Medical co-payments and the assault on public health in Australia

The Medical Research Future Fund: A hand-out to corporate Australia

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NZ opposition parties wage xenophobic campaign against Asian immigrants

By Tom Peters, 5 June 2014

The Labour Party and its allies are whipping up hostility to immigrants, blaming them for New Zealand’s deepening social crisis, particularly the soaring cost of housing.

Global electronics giant NXP sacks union officials in the Philippines

By Dante Pastrana, 5 June 2014

The Maoist KMU, which specialises in militant-sounding demagogy, has called no strike action by NXP workers.

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Washington, Çin’e karşı askeri takviye ile övünüyor

Bill Van Auken, 5 Haziran 2014

ABD emperyalizmi ,insanlığı, her zamankinden daha büyük bir nükleer III. Dünya Savaşı tehlikesini ortaya koyan yeni bir militarizm patlamasına götürüyor.

Obama Rusya ile NATO cepheleşmesini tırmandırıyor

Bill Van Auken, 5 Haziran 2014

Obama yönetimi, Rusya ile Çin’i eşzamanlı olarak kuşatma ve askeri olarak yıldırma yönünde pervasız bir çaba içinde.

Sri Lanka: Grevdeki Holcim işçileri çimento fabrikalarını işgal etti

Nandana Nanneththi ve Kapila Fernando, 5 Haziran 2014

Sri Lanka’daki Holcim Lanka’nın Puttalam ve Galle’deki iki çimento fabrikasında çalışan sözleşmeli işçiler, sürekli iş, daha iyi ücretler ve çalışma koşulları talepleriyle 19 Mayıs’tan bu yana grevdeler.

New in German

Obama verschärft Konfrontation der Nato mit Russland

Von Bill Van Auken, 5. Juni 2014

Die neuste, milliardenschwere Initiative Präsident Obamas dient der militärischen Einkreisung Russlands und bereitet einen direkten Militärkonflikt zwischen den beiden Atommächten vor.

US-Medien hetzen gegen freigelassenen afghanischen Kriegsgefangenen Bowe Bergdahl

Von Patrick Martin, 5. Juni 2014

Zweifellos ist der Hauptgrund für den Hass gegen die Bergdahls ihre Antikriegshaltung.

BND will soziale Netzwerke in Echtzeit ausspähen

Von Sven Heymanns, 5. Juni 2014

Erklärtes Ziel des BND ist es, mit den Möglichkeiten der amerikanischen NSA und des britischen GCHQ gleichzuziehen.

Opel-Schließung: Ersatzarbeitsplätze erweisen sich als Luftnummer

Von Dietmar Henning, 5. Juni 2014

Erst am 16. Juni will die IG Metall die rund 3.300 Opel-Arbeiter in Bochum über Einzelheiten der Arbeitsplatzvernichtung informieren, die die Schließung des Werks in diesem Jahr nach sich zieht.

Zentralafrikanische Republik
Französische „Friedenstruppen“ schießen auf Demonstranten

Von Kumaran Ira, 5. Juni 2014

Am Freitag letzter Woche wurden von französischen sogenannten Friedenstruppen (Peacekeepers) in Bangui, der Hauptstadt der Zentralafrikanischen Republik (ZAR), zwei Menschen getötet und etliche weitere verletzt.

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Obama intensifie la confrontation de l'OTAN avec la Russie

Par Bill Van Aucken, 5 juin 2014

Dans le contexte d'une offensive de plus en plus meurtrière du régime de Kiev en Ukraine orientale, Obama a entamé des discussions en Pologne mardi visant à faire monter d'un cran la pression militaire sur la Russie.

La NSA collecte les images faciales de centaines de millions de personnes

Par Patrick Martin, 5 juin 2014

D'autres documents divulgués par le dénonciateur Edward Snowden continue de révéler l'ampleur de l'espionnage d'Etat policier que pratique l'appareil de renseignement des Etats-Unis.

Elections européennes : Forte chute du soutien au gouvernement portugais

Par Paul Mitchell, 5 juin 2014

Le vote pour les deux partis de droite au gouvernement s'est effondré et n’atteint plus que 27,7 pour cent.

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Perspective

The US media and the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl

5 June 2014

The freed POW has been subjected to unprecedented media vilification because of his antiwar stand.

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Commentary

Fascist propaganda on the front page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

By Peter Schwarz, 4 June 2014

Police violence and the American gulag

By Andre Damon, 4 June 2014

Australian “exceptionalism”, the budget and the demands of finance capital

By Nick Beams, 4 June 2014

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US media campaign targets released Afghan war POW Bowe Bergdahl

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2014

Washington boasts of military buildup against China

Arts Review

So Bright is the View: A serious film from Romania

By David Walsh, 4 June 2014

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
Film portrait of an American radical iconoclast

By Fred Mazelis, 2 June 2014

The newly released documentary on the life of writer and social critic Gore Vidal has much to recommend it.

History

Twenty-five years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

4 June 2014

Socialist Equality Party

UK SEP National Secretary interviewed on BBC Daily Politics

By our reporter, 4 June 2014

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SEP meetings in Australia discuss budget attacks and drive to war

By our reporters, 3 June 2014

Students and workers consider SEP’s analysis

Book Review

No Place to Hide: Glenn Greenwald’s account of the Snowden revelations

By Patrick Martin, 30 May 2014

Shedding light on the New York Times shake-up

30 May 2014

25 years ago: Thousands killed in Tiananmen Square massacre

On June 4, 1989, the months-long conflict over control of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square erupted with the shooting of hundreds of protesters by troops of the People’s Liberation Army of China.

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50 years ago: South Korea imposes martial law

On June 3, 1964, South Korean President General Park Chung Hee declared martial law after thousands of student protesters in Seoul overwhelmed police and overran the capitol complex.

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75 years ago: Jewish refugee ship forced back to Europe

On the June 6, 1939, the Hamburg-Amerika ocean liner MS St. Louis, laden with 917 Jewish refugees, including 500 women and 150 children, was forced to head back to Europe.

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100 years ago: Gunning down of protesters sparks mass upheavals in Italy

On June 7, 1914, police killed three demonstrators at an antiwar protest in the Adriatic port city of Ancona.

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