Wealth report shows deepening social polarization in US

By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2014

Federal Reserve figures show total US net worth rising to a record $81.8 trillion at the same time that the vast majority of working people are struggling to make end meets.

Tepid employment report masks depth of US jobs crisis

By Barry Grey, 7 June 2014

Median CEO pay in US tops $10 million

Thai opposition forms overseas anti-coup organisation

By Ben McGrath, 7 June 2014

The UDD leaders fear unleashing any mass movement against the junta, as began to develop in 2010.

The US and Thailand’s military coup

Collapse of Kosovo government leads to early elections

By Paul Mitchell, 7 June 2014

Early elections are taking place in Kosovo this Sunday, following the collapse last month of the coalition government of Prime Minister Hachim Thaci.

Labour embraces UK Independence Party’s right-wing nationalism

By Jordan Shilton, 7 June 2014

In the wake of the European elections, leading figures within the British Labour Party have stepped up their calls to embrace the policies of UKIP.

British care home scandal deepens

By Mark Blackwood and Ajanta Silva, 7 June 2014

Despite the widespread abuse of the severely disabled people in their care, none of Winterbourne View’s executives were ever questioned, let alone charged or jailed.

Washington DC veterans and residents speak out against privatization of VA health care

By Danielle DeSaxe and Nick Barrickman, 7 June 2014

Veterans at the Community Clinic Southeast, which serves the neighborhood of Anacostia, spoke to the WSWS.

Bipartisan deal on US veterans’ health care includes step toward privatization

The drive to privatize US veterans’ health care

Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy to close by end of June

By Thomas Gaist, 7 June 2014

Two years before the announcement of its closure, CFA was privatized and turned over to a company that runs schools in youth detention facilities on a for-profit basis.

An attack on public education
Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy to become for-profit charter school

Infant still in critical condition after Georgia police raid

By Muhammad Khan, 7 June 2014

The “no-knock” drug raid during which a stun grenade exploded in the baby’s crib was conducted over a $50 methedrine sale.

Australian industrial watchdog goes after West Australian construction workers’ homes

By Zac Hambides, 7 June 2014

The prosecution, which began under the previous Labor governments, is part of an escalating assault on democratic rights.

New in Turkish

Obama doğu Ukrayna’daki devlet terörünü destekliyor

Bill Van Auken, 7 Haziran 2014

Obama, Kiev yönetimine, doğu Ukrayna’da gerçekleştirdiği katliamda yardımcı olmak için, sözde öldürücü olmayan yardıma ek olarak, 5 milyon dolar verileceğini açıkladı.

New in French

L'attaque du Financial Times sur Thomas Piketty

Par Joseph Kishore, 7 juin 2014

Dans une série d'articles et un important éditorial publié le mois dernier, le Financial Times a monté une attaque calomnieuse contre Thomas Piketty et son livre, Le capital au XXIe siècle.

Fissures dans l’unité du G7 sur de nouvelles sanctions contre la Russie

Par Bill Van Auken, 7 juin 2014

Si les puissances du G7 ont publié un communiqué commun soutenant le régime droitier de Kiev et dénonçant la Russie, elles n’ont pas trouvé d’accord sur un nouveau régime de sanctions demandé par Washington.

New in German

Ein Jahr seit den Enthüllungen Edward Snowdens

Von Eric London und Barry Grey, 7. Juni 2014

Der internationale Überwachungsapparat, den Snowden enthüllt hat, ist umfassender als jeder frühere irgendwann in der Geschichte.

Erste Uneinigkeit der G7-Staaten über Sanktionen gegen Russland

Von Bill Van Auken, 7. Juni 2014

In einer gemeinsamen Erklärung unterstützten die G7-Mächte das rechte Regime in Kiew und verurteilten Russland, ohne sich jedoch auf die von Washington vorgeschlagenen neuen Sanktionen einigen zu können.

Europäische Zentralbank beschließt Negativzins

Von Stefan Steinberg, 7. Juni 2014

Die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) hat einen ihrer Zinssätze unter die Nulllinie reduziert und ein 400-Milliarden-Kreditpaket für die europäischen Banken geschnürt, um der anhaltenden Wirtschaftskrise und der Gefahr einer Deflation entgegenzuwirken.

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Perspective

D-Day anniversary: Commemorating the Second World War and preparing the Third

7 June 2014

The presence of a dwindling band of survivors of World War II—the greatest exercise in mass killing in the history of the planet—only underscored the boundless hypocrisy of the official ceremonies.

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History

New Zealand historian discusses government’s book glorifying World War I

By Tom Peters, 7 June 2014

The WSWS spoke to historian Stevan Eldred-Grigg about the pro-war book New Zealand and the First World War, produced to mark the centenary of the war.

Twenty-five years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

Commentary

One year of Edward Snowden’s revelations

By Eric London and Barry Grey, 6 June 2014

Internal GM report shields top executives for cover-up of deadly car defects

By Jerry White, 6 June 2014

Ontario NDP and unions in spat over what rightwing road to follow

By Carl Bronski, 6 June 2014

Four weeks after announcing austerity budget
Leadership tensions erupt in Australian government

By Richard Phillips, 6 June 2014

More on the Australian budget »

The US media and the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl

By Patrick Martin, 5 June 2014

Fascist propaganda on the front page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

By Peter Schwarz, 4 June 2014

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

International Labor Organization details impact of global austerity

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

7 June 2014

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

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.

Socialist Equality Party

UK SEP National Secretary interviewed on BBC Daily Politics

By our reporter, 4 June 2014

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

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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