US to station troops, heavy weaponry on Russia’s border

By Barry Grey, 15 June 2015

The pre-positioning of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored howitzers and other instruments of violence will bring the region to the brink of war.

US police instructors go to Ukraine to train Kiev regime’s security forces

By Evan Blake, 15 June 2015

“Human rights” imperialism in Ukraine

Are you ready for nuclear war?

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Crisis talks in Brussels collapse as EU threatens to bankrupt Greece

By Alex Lantier, 15 June 2015

An EU decision to tip Greece into default threatens to savage not only the Greek economy, but to undermine the euro currency and the structure of the EU itself.

The dictatorship of finance capital: Greece and Ukraine

IMF and ECB walk out of Greek debt talks with Syriza

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Australian government tacitly admits payments to “people smugglers”

By James Cogan, 15 June 2015

Indonesian police are investigating the allegations, which legal experts believe could be violations of Australian, Indonesian and international law.

Australia: Tony Abbott’s government accused of paying “people smugglers”

No witnesses heard cops warn 12-year-old Tamir Rice before killing him

By Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2015

A Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department investigation has revealed new details relating to the police murder of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio last year.

Los Angeles Police Commission cites minor protocol breaches in killing of Ezell Ford

Police killed over 500 people in the US this year

More on police violence in America »

US appeals court blocks release of last Louisiana “Angola 3” prisoner

By Kate Randall, 15 June 2015

Albert Woodfox has spent the vast majority of the last 43 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Florida death row inmate commits suicide

By Matthew Taylor, 15 June 2015

The death of Kalief Browder

Trial collapses after threatened exposure of UK backing of Syrian terror groups

By Simon Whelan, 15 June 2015

Defendant Bherlan Gildo was essentially kidnapped by the British state and charged with crimes for which it was in fact culpable.

Unions at Tata Steel in UK move to ignore strike vote

By Danny Richardson, 15 June 2015

The first thing the unions announced after the strike vote was a caveat that any scheduled action would be called off should Tata return for more negotiations.

The role of the trade unions in the German childcare workers’ strike

By Ulrich Rippert, 15 June 2015

The German Confederation of Trade Unions organized rallies of social and childcare workers in four cities and invited representatives of the government to speak.

Philippines: Maoist union leads Tanduay contract workers toward defeat

By Dante Pastrana, 15 June 2015

More than 200 contractual workers at the Tanduay Distillery plant are waging a desperate struggle to regain their jobs after being sacked for seeking to regularise their employment.

New in Arabic

الاشتراكية والنضال ضد الحرب

4 مايو 2015

هذا المقطع هو نص الخطاب الذي ألقاه ديفيد نورث، رئيس هيئة التحرير الدولية للموقع الاشتراكي العالمي ورئيس المجلس القومي لحزب المساواة الاشتراكي لافتتاح تجمع عيد العمال على الإنترنت يوم الثالث من يوليو

New in Russian

Империализм «прав человека» на Украине

Патрик Мартин, 15 июня 2015 г.

Правое правительство на Украине, пришедшее к власти в ходе переворота с неофашистскими группами во главе, объявляется теперь передним краем защиты «свободного мира».

New in French

Valls menace à nouveau d'imposer la loi Macron sans vote parlementaire

Par Francis Dubois, 15 juin 2015

Le recours au « 49-3 » montre que le PS a avant tout peur qu'une discussion publique de cette loi ne renforce l’opposition populaire à son encontre.

Le FMI et BCE quittent les négociations avec Syriza sur la dette grecque

Par Robert Stevens, 15 juin 2015

Les négociations se concentrent sur de nouvelles mesures d’austérité que Syriza doit mettre en œuvre.

New in Turkish

Louis Proyect’in WSWS’ye yönelik saldırısına yanıt

David North, 15 Haziran 2015

Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi’ndeki üç bölümün öğrenci temsilcileri, öğrencileri savunan ve medyanın saldırılarını eleştiren ortak bir açıklama yayınladılar.

Öğrenci grupları Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi’nde ifade özgürlüğünü savunuyor

Christoph Dreier, 15 Haziran 2015

Proyect’in internet günlüğü hiçbir güvenirliğe sahip değil. Proyect, samimiyetsizliği, sinikliği ve bayağılığıyla, Amerikan sahte sol politikacılar çevresindeki bütün siyasi hastaların somut örneğidir.

Edward Snowden “ABD Özgürlük Yasası”na destek veriyor

Andre Damon, 15 Haziran 2015

2013 yılında, dünyaya, ABD hükümetinin tüm ABD’deki ve küresel iletişimi yasadışı olarak etkin bir şekilde gizlice gözetlediğinin kesin kanıtlarını sağlayan Edward Snowden, ABD Özgürlük Yasası adlı yasayı öven bir yazı yayımladı.

İşler ve ücretler uğruna mücadeleye hazırlanmak için taban komiteleri inşa edin!

Jerry White, 15 Haziran 2015

Bu açıklama, Michigan ve tüm Orta Batı bölgesindeki otomotiv işçilerine dağıtılıyor. Fabrikanızda ya da işyerinizde bir taban komitesi inşa etmek için, bugün, web adresinden veya (313)409-8083’ü arayarak bizimle bağlantıya geçin.

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Perspective

Hillary Clinton launches her presidential campaign

15 June 2015

Speaking before an audience of Democratic Party hacks and union officials, Clinton combined empty demagogy with contempt for the intelligence of the population.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Humboldt University student parliament defends freedom of speech

By our correspondents, 13 June 2015

IYSSE delegate addresses Humboldt University student parliament
“Failure to defend freedom of expression would have dire consequences”

By Sven Wurm, 13 June 2015

Students in Frankfurt, Germany support fight against war propaganda

IYSSE motion to Humboldt University student parliament in defense of “Münkler-Watch”

Defend student free speech at Humboldt University! Stop state-sponsored censorship!

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

More on the fight for historical truth in Germany »

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of David North’s May Day speech

Posted here is a translation into Arabic of “Socialism and the struggle against war,” David North's speech opening the May 3, 2015 International May Day Online Rally.

Commentary

A further comment on Paulson’s gift to Harvard: Public education and American democracy

By Barry Grey, 15 June 2015

The privatization of education is profoundly antidemocratic and alien to the basic principles and conceptions that animated the American Revolution and founding of the republic.

Hedge fund billionaire Paulson’s $400 million gift to Harvard

Pentagon seeks network of new US military bases in Iraq

By Thomas Gaist, 13 June 2015

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

WSWS responds to Joma Sison and the Philippine Maoists

By Joseph Santolan, 13 June 2015

Citizenship and the assault on democratic rights

By Mike Head, 13 June 2015

A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS

By David North, 8 June 2015

A postscript on Louis Proyect’s lies

History

The Magna Carta and democratic rights

By Richard Hoffman and Mike Head, 15 June 2015

Today, 800 years after the Magna Carta, the international working class confronts an historic assault on its fundamental democratic rights.

Arts Review

Mad Max: Fury Road: A “feminist” demolition derby

By Kevin Martinez, 15 June 2015

The fourth film in the post-apocalyptic Mad Max franchise, Fury Road is a brutal and depressing experience, despite the positive comments from various critics.

Orson Welles symposium at University of Michigan

By David Walsh, 13 June 2015

The University of Michigan’s library is the home of the largest assortment of Orson Welles archival papers and documents in the world.

100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 2

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: Reinstate victimised Deeside plantation workers!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 15 June 2015

What took place at the Deeside division is a rehearsal for broader attacks by government and the corporate elite on all sections of the working class.

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

9 June 2015

25 years ago: ANC leader Mandela reassures capitalists during world tour

On June 20, 1990, after more than 27 years of imprisonment at the hands of the racist regime in South Africa, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela was greeted as a conquering hero in the center of world imperialism.

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50 years ago: Ben Bella deposed in Algeria coup

On June 19, 1965, Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella was deposed in a bloodless coup led by his former ally, the military strongman Houari Boumédienne.

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75 years ago: France surrenders to Nazi Germany

On June 17, 1940 Marshal Petain, the new premier of France, formed a cabinet and asked Germany for armistice terms as the French armies conceded defeat by Hitler’s forces.

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100 years ago: Pro-war “League to Enforce Peace” founded in US

In what was a precursor of the drive to found the League of Nations after World War I, a number of prominent US political and business figures met on June 17, 1915, to establish the League to Enforce Peace.

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Workers Struggles

Deutsche Post workers continue strike

By Gustav Kemper, 12 June 2015

Where did half a billion dollars from the UAW strike fund go?

By Jerry White, 9 June 2015

Build rank-and-file committees to prepare the fight for jobs and wages!

Book Review

A review of Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928: Part one

By Fred Williams, 1 June 2015

Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing.

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.
Link to audio

View all speeches from May Day 2015 »