Ukraine’s EU Association Agreement a prelude to further bloodshed

By Chris Marsden, 28 June 2014

The refusal of Ukraine’s then-president, Viktor Yanukovych, to sign the deal last November was used by the United States and Germany to initiate a coup led by pro-Western oligarchs and fascist forces.

Kiev deploys fascists against political opponents

By Clara Weiss, 28 June 2014

The Ukrainian government is deploying paramilitary groups in close collaboration with the army against opposition in the eastern part of the country.

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US escalates intervention in Mideast crisis

By Patrick Martin, 28 June 2014

On Thursday, the White House asked Congress to authorize $500 million for direct US military training and equipment for Sunni insurgents fighting the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Blackwater mercenaries on trial in US court for 2007 Iraq massacre

By Kate Randall, 28 June 2014

The September 16, 2007 shootings by Blackwater mercenaries left 14 Iraqis dead and wounded 18 others in Baghdad’s Nisour Square.

The fiasco of Kerry’s Middle East tour

Democracy and the debacle in Iraq

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Union-sponsored bill to fast track the firing of teachers signed by California governor

By Alan Gilman, 28 June 2014

The legislation signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown will be used to remove better-paid, more experienced teachers.

Education “reform” group to file lawsuit against teacher tenure in New York State

By Jason Melanovski, 28 June 2014

Following the California court ruling striking down teacher tenure in the state, a corporate-backed education “reform” organization is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging New York state tenure and seniority laws for teachers.

The California teacher tenure ruling and the war against public education

Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to placate bond markets with austerity measures

By John Marion, 28 June 2014

Faced with a continuing debt crisis, Governor Alejandro García Padilla is imposing austerity measures to protect the position of lenders.

SNP presents draft constitution for independent Scotland

By Jordan Shilton, 28 June 2014

The draft constitution includes a series of hollow pledges that commit the authors to nothing.

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

Australia: Western Sydney residents denounce budget assault on health care

By our reporters, 28 June 2014

The budget measures will force working class people to choose between going to the doctor and meeting other pressing needs.

Official Japanese report whitewashes wartime sexual slavery

By Ben McGrath, 28 June 2014

The Abe government’s review calls into question the formal 1993 apology for the army’s abuse of women during World War II.

New in Turkish

Irak devleti parçalanırken bölge çapında savaş tehlikesi beliriyor

James Cogan, 28 Haziran 2014

Washington, hangi adımı atarsa atsın, bölgeye on yıllardır acı veren muazzam ölümlere, yıkıma ve eziyete yenilerini eklemekten başka bir şey yapmayacak.

ABD ve NATO Rusya’ya Ukrayna konusunda yeni bir ültimatom verdi

Bill Van Auken, 28 Haziran 2014

Washington açıkça Rusya ile cepheleşmeyi tırmandırmaya çalışırken, Batı Avrupalı güçler bu tür bir tırmanma için çok daha az hevesli görülüyorlar.

New in French

Sommet de l'UE à Ypres : vers la fin de l'Union européenne sous sa forme actuelle

Par Peter Schwarz, 28 juin 2014

Dans la période qui a précédé le sommet d’Ypres, le débat à propos de qui serait le prochain président de la Commission européenne s’est intensifié à tel point que pratiquement aucun compromis n’est plus possible.

Il faut s'opposer aux attaques contre les musulmans au Sri Lanka

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 28 juin 2014

La violence communautariste contre les musulmans est un avertissement pour tous les travailleurs sur les méthodes qui seront utilisées contre toute résistance au programme d'austérité du gouvernement.

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EU-Gipfel in Ypern: Scharfe Konflikte und wachsender Militarismus

Von Peter Schwarz, 28. Juni 2014

Die EU bewahrt nicht den europäischen Frieden. Sie ist eine Brutstätte für soziale Ungleichheit, Nationalismus und Krieg.

Mit dem Staatsanwalt gegen Kriegsgegner

Von Christoph Dreier, 28. Juni 2014

In Medien und Politik wird wieder offen darüber diskutiert, das Gesinnungsstrafrecht gegen Kriegsgegner einzusetzen.

Desintegration des Irak kann Krieg in der gesamten Region auslösen

Von James Cogan, 28. Juni 2014

Der irakische Ministerpräsident hat sich jetzt um Hilfe an schiitische Milizen, dass schiitische Regime im Iran und an Russland gewandt.

Isis-Offensive entlarvt Unterstützung der französischen Pseudolinken für Syrienkrieg

Von Alex Lantier, 28. Juni 2014

Die NPA hatte den Imperialismus ermutigt, die sunnitischen islamistischen Milizen zu bewaffnen. Jetzt will sie ihre Verantwortung für die Eskalation verschleiern.

Ukraine-Krise:
USA und Nato stellen Russland neue Ultimaten

Von Bill Van Auken, 28. Juni 2014

US-Außenminister John Kerry warnte die Moskauer Regierung, sie habe nur "Stunden" Zeit, um Schritte zur Beendigung der Revolte in der Ostukraine einzuleiten.

Referendum in Schottland:
Stimmt mit “Nein”! Kämpft für ein sozialistisches Großbritannien!

Von der Socialist Equality Party (Großbritannien), 28. Juni 2014

Alle Behauptungen, „Unabhängigkeit” sei eine demokratische Forderung und biete eine Alternative zu Kürzungen und Sparpolitik, sind Lügen.

Weitere Bestimmungen des Higgs-Bosons

Von Bryan Dyne, 28. Juni 2014

Physiker am Cern haben direkt die Beziehung des Higgs zu den b-Quarks und den tau-Leptonen gemessen

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Perspective

One hundred years since Sarajevo

28 June 2014

Today marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event that triggered the outbreak of World War I.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

“Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video” at New York’s Guggenheim Museum

By Clare Hurley, 28 June 2014

The work of the African American artist (born 1953) has been widely praised for its examination of race, gender and class. “Class” now comes in a distant third.

Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys: The story of The Four Seasons on screen

By Joanne Laurier, 27 June 2014

New York’s Metropolitan Opera demands major givebacks from thousands of employees

By Fred Mazelis, 27 June 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television

By Fred Mazelis, 27 June 2014

The actor’s career spanned 65 years and intersected with the work of many leading figures in the film and theater worlds.

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

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

Prolific composer and master jazz pianist Horace Silver dies at 85

Commentary

Detroit water shutoffs violate human rights

By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2014

ACLU report exposes US federal government’s role in creating “paramilitary police”

By Andre Damon, 27 June 2014

The Obama drone murder memo

By Barry Grey, 25 June 2014

Inequality doubles in the US between 2003-2013

By Gabriel Black, 27 June 2014

News of the World hacking trial ends: Scandal still poses threat to Britain’s ruling elite

By Robert Stevens, 27 June 2014

Australian government faces parliamentary logjam over austerity budget

By Richard Phillips, 27 June 2014

More on the 2014 Australian budget »

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

28 June 2014

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

South African platinum miners return to work

By Chris Marsden and Barry Mason, 27 June 2014

Science

New studies reveal further details of Higgs particle

By Bryan Dyne, 26 June 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

The return of the state secret police in Germany

By Ulrich Rippert, 27 June 2014

Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks in California

Two years of asylum in Ecuadorian embassy
Defend Julian Assange!

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Socialist Equality Party

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

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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