Obama, Republicans join forces to salvage trade bill

By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2015

The campaign of the White House and congressional Republicans in support of the TPP shatters the conventional picture of official Washington, supposedly divided into intransigent partisan camps.

EU threatens to push Greece into bankruptcy after collapse of debt talks

By Alex Lantier, 17 June 2015

Even as he denounced the EU, Greek Prime Minister Tsipras signaled that he is still seeking a deal on the basis of imposing more austerity on the Greek population.

The way forward for the working class in Greece

The dictatorship of finance capital: Greece and Ukraine

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Russia threatens response to US military buildup in Eastern Europe

By Niles Williamson, 17 June 2015

Russia’s response makes clear that US plans to deploy troops and military equipment throughout Eastern Europe has increased the danger of war between nuclear-armed powers.

US House approves measure blocking training of neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine

By Niles Williamson, 17 June 2015

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

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US drone strike in Yemen kills AQAP leader

By Thomas Gaist, 17 June 2015

The second US targeted assassination in as many days has brought AQAP under the control of a new leader with reported ties to the US-backed Saleh dictatorship.

US war planes bomb alleged militants in Libya, killing dozens

Obama’s criminal war against Yemen

Egyptian court confirms death sentence for former President Mursi

By Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2015

The death sentence for the Muslim Brotherhood leader is the latest judicial travesty organized by a military regime that is a key ally of the US and European imperialist powers.

Al-Sisi in Berlin: Red carpet for the hangman of Cairo

Financial markets jittery on eve of Fed statement

By Nick Beams, 17 June 2015

There are fears that a rise in US interest rates will have major global repercussions, especially through the flight of capital from emerging markets.

The revealing remarks of a central banker

Berkeley, California balcony collapse kills six

By David Brown, 17 June 2015

Several observers have pointed to signs of dry rot in the wooden support beams exposed by the collapse, possibly due to inadequate waterproofing.

French neo-fascists committed street crimes to stoke insecurity and fear

By Kanda Gabriel, 17 June 2015

National Front members confessed to torching cars and falsely reporting crimes in order to fuel their party’s law and order campaign.

Danish parties shift further right in election campaign

By Jordan Shilton, 17 June 2015

The scapegoating of immigrants is aimed at diverting attention away from the parties’ defence of the interests of Denmark’s financial elite at the expense of the working class.

Australian Labor leader under fire over “sweetheart” deals with employers

By Mike Head, 17 June 2015

The posturing of both the prime minister and opposition leader as defenders of low-paid workers reeks of hypocrisy.

Australian cleaners denied penalty rates by trade union for more than a decade

By our reporters, 17 June 2015

Cleanevent workers speak to the WSWS about their poor pay and conditions, and the role of the Australian Workers Union.

New in French

La voie à suivre pour la classe ouvrière en Grèce

Par Alex Lantier, 17 juin 2015

Les travailleurs de toute l'Europe et du monde doivent s'opposer à l'assaut mené contre la classe ouvrière grecque par l'Union européenne et les partis qui la défendent.

La Russie répond aux menaces de l'OTAN en renforçant son arsenal nucléaire

Par Anthony Torres, 17 juin 2015

Alors que Washington projette de possibles frappes de missiles en Russie, Moscou déploie des dizaines de nouveaux missiles nucléaires supplémentaires.

New in German

Wie weiter für die griechische Arbeiterklasse?

Alex Lantier, 17. Juni 2015

Arbeiter in ganz Europa und weltweit müssen die griechische Arbeiterklasse gegen die Angriffe der EU und ihrer politischen Handlanger verteidigen.

Amnesty International:
Schlimmste Flüchtlingskrise seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

Joseph Kishore, 17. Juni 2015

Amnesty International veröffentlichte am Montag einen Bericht, der einen Eindruck von der Katastrophe vermittelt, die der Weltkapitalismus und das Vorgehen der imperialistischen Mächte auf der ganzen Welt verursachen.

Verfassungsschutz in Terroranschläge des NSU verwickelt

Dietmar Henning, 17. Juni 2015

Nachdem seit längerem bekannt ist, dass mindestens 25 V-Leute der Sicherheitsbehörden im Umfeld der rechten Terrorgruppe NSU aktiv waren, mehren sich nun Hinweise auf eine direkte Beteiligung des Verfassungsschutzes an Mordanschlägen.

Poststreik gegen Lohndumping geht weiter

Marianne Arens, 17. Juni 2015

Paket- und Briefzusteller sollen von der Deutschen Post AG in die Billigfirma Delivery GmbH wechseln. Das bedeutet massive Lohnsenkung.

Regierungskrise in Polen

Markus Salzmann, 17. Juni 2015

Nur wenige Monate vor den Parlamentswahlen im Herbst haben neue Enthüllungen über eine Abhöraffäre die konservativ-liberale Bürgerplattform (PO) in eine tiefe Krise gestürzt.

Mehr als 500 Polizeimorde in den USA seit Beginn des Jahres

Tom Hall, Andre Damon, 17. Juni 2015

In den letzten sechs Monaten haben amerikanische Polizisten mehr als drei Menschen täglich getötet.

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Perspective

The callous and criminal treatment of refugees

17 June 2015

The brutal measures used against refugees are a warning to workers of the anti-democratic methods being prepared against the working class as a whole.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Humboldt University student parliament defends freedom of speech

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

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

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Commentary

The New York Times, Scott Walker and the unions

By Jerry White, 17 June 2015

The cover story of Sunday’s New York Times Magazine promotes the myth that the unions waged a determined struggle against Wisconsin Governor, and likely Republican presidential candidate, Scott Walker.

Global refugee crisis worst since World War II

By Joseph Kishore, 16 June 2015

Hillary Clinton launches her presidential campaign

By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2015

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

By Barry Grey, 15 June 2015

UK government, Murdoch press smear of Edward Snowden unravels

Canada’s aboriginal Truth and Reconciliation Report—the class issues

A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS

A postscript on Louis Proyect’s lies

Arts Review

Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young: No need to fight

By Christine Schofelt, 17 June 2015

Riddled with generational stereotypes, While We’re Young pleads the case against intellectual honesty in favor of “personal fulfillment.”

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

By Kevin Martinez, 15 June 2015

Orson Welles symposium at University of Michigan

By David Walsh, 13 June 2015

100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 2

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) campaigns against attempted censorship by Bankstown Council officers

By our reporters, 16 June 2015

Sri Lanka: Reinstate victimised Deeside plantation workers!

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

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

9 June 2015

History

The Magna Carta and democratic rights

By Richard Hoffman and Mike Head, 15 June 2015

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.

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.

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!

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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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

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