US economic output tumbled by 2.9 percent in the first quarter

By Andre Damon, 26 June 2014

The sharp contraction expresses the fact that, nearly six years after the 2008 crash, the US economy remains mired in slump.

New reports confirm economic stagnation in Europe

Economy slumps, Wall Street booms

EU summit in Ypres: The end of the European Union in its current form

By Peter Schwarz, 26 June 2014

In the runup to the Ypres summit, the debate over who should be the next president of the European Commission escalated to a point that makes any compromise virtually impossible.

The European elections and the crisis of the EU

Recent report confirms: US depleted uranium weapons targeted civilian areas in Iraq war

By Barry Mason, 26 June 2014

In total, more than 440,000 kilograms of radioactive depleted uranium was used in Iraq, resulting in some 300 known contaminated sites.

Democracy and the debacle in Iraq

Child labour: A global scourge

By Ashley Tseng, 26 June 2014

According to the ILO, 168 million children in 2012 were subjected to “unacceptable” forms of child labour.

Australian government’s phony defence of journalist jailed in Egypt

By Mike Head, 26 June 2014

While claiming to be dismayed by Peter Greste’s fate, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given his full support to the US-backed junta in Cairo.

Kerry affirms US support for Egyptian junta

German Social Democrats, Greens, Left Party support German war policy

By Johannes Stern, 26 June 2014

In a recent panel discussion at a well known Berlin café, the SPD, Greens and Left Party supported the revival of German militarism.

Sri Lankan Muslims describe brutal communal violence

By our reporters, 26 June 2014

In Aluthgama, houses were burnt to ashes, windows broken, TV sets ruined and vehicles burnt out.

Sister of man fatally shot by Albuquerque Police: “They treated him like a terrorist”

By a WSWS reporter, 26 June 2014

The WSWS talked to Tammy Redwine, whose brother was fatally shot by Albuquerque Police on March 25.

Albuquerque, New Mexico rally to protest police brutality

US Supreme Court rejects unlimited warrantless cell phone searches

By Ed Hightower, 26 June 2014

The decision may appear to be a triumph for democratic rights and electronic privacy, but this interpretation is erroneous.

Supreme Court limits federal regulation of greenhouse gases

US primary elections show low level of popular interest

By Patrick Martin, 26 June 2014

Prominent black Democratic politicians called for a vote for the incumbent Republican senator in Mississippi to defeat his Tea Party challenger.

Recall delayed because General Motors refused to call power steering failure a safety issue

By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2014

Despite thousands of complaints, GM classified the problem as a “customer satisfaction” issue.

Obama administration whitewashes GM cover-up

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New in French

A Bagdad, Kerry lance la menace d’une intervention militaire

Par Patrick Martin, 26 juin 2014

Le secrétaire d’Etat a dit que le président Obama pourrait ordonner une intervention militaire contre les militants Sunnites sans attendre un remaniement du gouvernement irakien.

Votez «non» au référendum de l'Écosse: Il faut lutter pour une Grande-Bretagne socialiste

Déclaration du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (G.-B.), 26 juin 2014

Toutes les affirmations que l'«indépendance» est une demande démocratique qui offre une alternative aux coupes sociales et à l'austérité sont des mensonges.

New in German

Obamas Drohnenmord-Memo

Von Barry Grey, 26. Juni 2014

Der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten hat den Mord am amerikanischen Staatsbürger Anwar al-Awlaki bewusst autorisiert. Das beweist das jüngste Memo aus dem Justizministerium.

EU-Gipfel in Ypern: Der Anfang vom Ende der EU in ihrer gegenwärtigen Form

Von Peter Schwarz, 26. Juni 2014

Im Vorfeld des Gipfels hat sich die Auseinandersetzung über den zukünftigen Präsidenten der Europäischen Kommission derart zugespitzt, dass ein Kompromiss so gut wie ausgeschlossen scheint.

Die Wiederkehr der Geheimen Staatspolizei

Von Ulrich Rippert, 26. Juni 2014

„Top secret“-Dokumente, die der ehemalige US-Geheimdienstmitarbeiter Edward Snowden den Medien übergeben hat, machen die enge Zusammenarbeit amerikanischer und deutscher Geheimdienste deutlich.

BMW meldet Rekordumsätze und bereitet Angriffe auf Arbeiter vor

Von Michael Regens, 26. Juni 2014

In enger Zusammenarbeit mit den Gewerkschaften plant Deutschlands drittgrößter Autohersteller BMW umfassende Lohnkürzungen und Rationalisierungsmaßnahmen.

Ägypten: Journalisten von Al Dschasira nach Schauprozess zu Gefängnisstrafen verurteilt

Von Alex Lantier, 26. Juni 2014

ägyptische Gerichte haben gestern in einem Schauprozess drei Journalisten von Al Dschasira wegen angeblicher Verschwörung mit der Muslimbruderschaft zu hohen Haftstrafen verurteilt

Israel schürt Konflikt im Irak, Iran, Syrien und den besetzten Gebieten

Von Chris Marsden, 26. Juni 2014

Netanjahu gab in einem Interview mit der NBC-Sendung "Meet the Press" am Sonntag einen offenen Einblick in die politisch kriminelle Denkweise der israelischen herrschenden Elite.

Kurdische Region erteilt dem amerikanischen Verlangen zur Einigkeit mit der irakischen Regierung eine Absage

Von James Cogan, 26. Juni 2014

Die kurdische Regionalregierung hat den sunnitischen Aufstand im Irak genutzt, um das Gebiet unter ihrer Kontrolle deutlich auszuweiten.

New York: Metropolitan Opera setzt weltweite “Klinghoffer”-Übertragung ab<

New in Turkish

Washington’ın göçmen çocuklara zulmü

Bill Van Auken, 25 Haziran 2014

Amerikan mali oligarşisinin vahşi göçmen politikası ile militarist şiddet üzerine kurulu dış politika ve içeride her zamankinden daha yaygın polis devleti gözetlemesi ve baskı önlemleri benzer özellikler taşımaktadır.

Kerry, Bağdat’ta ABD askeri harekatı tehditinde bulundu

Patrick Martin, 25 Haziran 2014

Kerry, IŞİD’in saldırısı ile ilgili olarak, “Onlar bir tehdit oluşturuyorlar. Onlara hiçbir yerde güvenli bölge sağlanamaz” dedi.

Texas’ta kayıtsız göçmenlere ait toplu mezarlar bulundu

Gabriel Black, 25 Haziran 2014

Bu mezarlar, ABD yönetiminin ülkeye giren göçmenlerin yaşamlarına yönelik aşağılamasının bir itirafıdır ve onların karşı karşıya olduğu dehşeti ve vahşeti yansıtmaktadır.

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Perspective

The fiasco of Kerry’s Middle East tour

26 June 2014

The US secretary of state’s emergency trip to the region only underscored the hypocritical and criminal policies that have led to the current debacle in Iraq.

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Commentary

The Obama drone murder memo

By Barry Grey, 25 June 2014

Memo on drone killings of US citizens makes case for presidential dictatorship

ISIS offensive in Iraq exposes French pseudo-left’s support for Syria war

By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2014

Multi-millionaire Hillary Clinton denies she is part of the “truly well-off”

By Andre Damon, 25 June 2014

Washington’s persecution of immigrant children

By Bill Van Auken, 24 June 2014

Arts Review

Hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan to release “secret” album to highest-paying bidder

By Nick Barrickman and David Walsh, 26 June 2014

The notion that the official hip hop world represents anything “subversive” or “oppositional” is laughable and should be put to rest, once and for all.

“Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York

By Clare Hurley, 25 June 2014

Prolific composer and master jazz pianist Horace Silver dies at 85

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

Science

New studies reveal further details of Higgs particle

By Bryan Dyne, 26 June 2014

CERN physicists have directly measured the connection of the Higgs to the b-quark and the tau lepton.

Socialist Equality Party

SEP & IYSSE public meetings
The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war

26 June 2014

There is an urgent need to build a new mass international movement against imperialism and war.

Oppose the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 23 June 2014

Vote “no” in the Scottish referendum—Fight for a socialist Britain

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks in California

By Tom Carter, 24 June 2014

Two years of asylum in Ecuadorian embassy
Defend Julian Assange!

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Workers Struggles

British Columbia teachers’ strike enters second week

By Carl Bronski, 24 June 2014

History

Fifty years since the murder of the Mississippi civil rights workers

By Fred Mazelis, 23 June 2014

James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner sacrificed their lives in the struggle for democratic rights and social equality.

25 years ago: New Chinese Communist Party head appointed amid wave of state terror

On June 24, 1989, Jiang Zemin was appointed general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.

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50 years ago: NAACP seeks Mississippi takeover

On June 26, 1964, after the disappearance of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, NAACP leaders called for the US government to take over the administration of the state of Mississippi.

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75 years ago: Nazi Freikorps organize in Free City of Danzig

During this week in 1939, the crisis over the Free City of Danzig was exacerbated by fascist terror.

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100 years ago: Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated

On June 28, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot dead by Gavrilo Princip, a young Serbian nationalist, in the streets of Sarajevo.

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