Germany arrests Al Jazeera journalist on warrant issued by Egyptian junta

By Alex Lantier, 22 June 2015

The arrest of Ahmed Mansour is a signal from Berlin that it views repressive measures by military dictatorships as politically legitimate.

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

Syriza offers last-ditch concessions prior to EU summit on Greek debt

By Robert Stevens, 22 June 2015

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras heads to the summit under the threat of a deliberately imposed economic catastrophe and expulsion from the eurozone.

European Central Bank extends credit on fears of Greek bank collapse

The way forward for the working class in Greece

More on the crisis in Greece »

250,000 demonstrate against austerity in London

By our reporters, 22 June 2015

The mass demonstration is a reflection of widespread opposition to the Conservative government’s plans to ramp up austerity, following decades of cuts under both Tory and Labour Party governments.

Participants in UK marches denounce austerity

By our reporters, 22 June 2015

Only socialism and class struggle can end austerity

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 22 June 2015

Sanders campaign seeks to channel anger over inequality behind Democrats

By Patrick Martin, 22 June 2015

The Vermont senator offers no program for working people, but his attacks on economic inequality and the “billionaire class” have gained a hearing.

The Bernie Sanders campaign and the American pseudo-left

Man shot dead by Massachusetts state trooper was mentally ill, suicidal

By Mike Ingram, 22 June 2015

Santos Laboy’s sister condemned the killing: “They knew he was suicidal. They didn’t have to shoot him like the way they killed him, like a dog.”

Amnesty International: US police laws violate human rights standards

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NATO rapid reaction force exercises in Poland target Russia

By Christoph Dreier, 22 June 2015

Germany has taken the lead in the latest in a series of military training exercises in Eastern Europe aimed at escalating the war threat against Moscow.

Belgian and French authorities move to seize Russian assets

Pentagon provocation on Russia’s border

Ukrainians testify to a life of poverty and violence under US-backed government

By Jason Melanovski, 22 June 2015

The WSWS recently spoke with Ukrainian workers and students on the current state of social and economic conditions under the right-wing regime of Petro Poroshenko.

The dictatorship of finance capital: Greece and Ukraine

“Human rights” imperialism in Ukraine

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As cease-fire talks in Geneva collapse
Renewed Saudi-led bombardment kills, wounds dozens of Yemeni civilians

By Thomas Gaist, 22 June 2015

Saudi and Gulf forces pounded targets across Yemen over the weekend after negotiations between Saudi and Houthi leaders ended without any deal on Friday.

US-backed war on Yemen leaves 20 million without food, water, medical care

Obama’s criminal war against Yemen

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Eritrea faces societal collapse

By Jean Shaoul, 22 June 2015

Eritreans are the victims of brutal wars stoked by US imperialism and its European allies to control the region’s energy resources.

Australian prime minister launches new attack on democratic rights

By Nick Beams, 22 June 2015

Abbott’s claim to interpret the will of the nation, as he advocated doing away with legal rights, contained more than a whiff of Nazi ideology.

Australia: Political cover-up over Sydney siege continues

By Richard Phillips and Peter Symonds, 22 June 2015

The coronial inquest fails to examine the siege gunman’s relations with Australian intelligence agencies.

Child suicides highlight growing social crisis in China

By Oliver Campbell, 22 June 2015

The apparent suicide deaths of four young children in the impoverished Guizhou province underscores the desperate plight facing millions of rural poor.

Nurses strike at Berlin Charité clinic in Germany

By Ute Reissner, 22 June 2015

Nurses and other caregivers at the largest university hospital in Europe are walking out against understaffing and the sacrifice of patient care for profit.

New in Turkish

Yunanistan’da işçi sınıfı için ileriye giden yol

Alex Lantier, 22 Haziran 2015

Yunanistan’da ve aslında bir bütün olarak Avrupa’da yaşanan kriz, Yunanistan ile Avrupa Birliği yetkilileri arasındaki görüşmelerin hafta sonu çökmesiyle birlikte kritik bir aşamaya girmiş durumda.

Rusya Doğu Avrupa’daki ABD askeri yığınağına karşılık vermekle tehdit ediyor

Niles Williamson, 22 Haziran 2015

Devlet Başkanı Vladimir Putin, Salı günü, gazetecilere, hükümetinin silahlı kuvvetlerini Rusya’ya karşı askeri yığınak yapan herhangi bir ülkeye yönlendirmek zorunda olacağını söyledi.

WSWS Joma Sison’u ve Filipinli Maocuları yanıtlıyor

Joseph Santolan, 22 Haziran 2015

Filipinler’in işçileri ile kent ve kır yoksulları için söz konusu olan ulusal egemenlik sorunu değil; sınıf sorunudur.

New in French

Craignant l’effondrement des banques grecques La BCE prolonge son crédit

Par Robert Stevens, 22 juin 2015

La corde raide pratiquée par l’UE et la BCE ne menace pas seulement la décimation de l’économie grecque, mais un possible effet domino qui pourrait avoir des répercussions sur toute l’économie européenne.

La police a tué plus de 500 personnes aux Etats-Unis cette année

Par Tom Hall et Andre Damon, 22 juin 2015

Les flics américains ont tué plus de trois personnes par jour au cours des six derniers mois.

Canada: Tandis que son appui dans les sondages grimpe, le NPD s’engage à être un «partenaire» du monde des affaires

Par Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 22 juin 2015

Si le NPD forme le prochain gouvernement, il va défendre les intérêts de la bourgeoisie canadienne tout aussi impitoyablement que les conservateurs ou les libéraux.

La loi du marché : Une tentative de mettre en scène la classe ouvrière française

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 22 juin 2015

Thierry, 51 ans, au chômage depuis la fermeture de son usine, cherche désespérément à trouver un emploi car il arrive en fin de droits.

New in Greek

Ο δρόμος μπροστά για την εργατική τάξη στην Ελλάδα

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 20 Ιούνιος 2015

Με την κατάρρευση των διαπραγματεύσεων το Σαββατοκύριακο μεταξύ των Ελλήνων και Ευρωπαίων αξιοματούχων, η κρίση στην Ελλάδα – και, πράματι, στην Ευρώπη ολόκληση – έχει μπει σε κρίσιμο στάδιο.

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Perspective

The US contemplates partitioning Iraq

22 June 2015

The Obama administration has signalled that it is indifferent to Iraq’s sovereignty and even its existence.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Why the German media refuses to report Humboldt University students’ defense of Münkler-Watch

By Johannes Stern, 20 June 2015

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!

More on the fight for historical truth in Germany »

25 years ago: US space program hit by twin debacles

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) suffered two major setbacks this week in 1990, as a crippling flaw was discovered in the $2.5 billion Hubble space telescope.

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50 years ago: US ground troops launch first Vietnam offensive

General William C. Westmoreland, US commander in South Vietnam, ordered the first offensive action by American ground units in the rapidly expanding war.

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75 years ago: Executions spearhead Nazi terror in Poland

On June 26, 1940, Nazi SS forces in Poland shot Social Democratic leader Mieczyslaw Niedzialkowski, and Maciej Rataj, president of the Peasant Party of Poland.

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100 years ago: German authorities censor social-democratic newspaper

On June 26, 1915, German authorities suspended publication of Vorwarts, the main daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party in Berlin, over an appeal for peace published in its pages.

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Science

What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft

By Bryan Dyne, 22 June 2015

Over the course of its lifetime, Messenger has sent back more than 275,000 images of the planet Mercury.

Arts Review

La loi du marché (The Measure of a Man): An attempt at a drama of the French working class

By Antoine Lerougetel, 20 June 2015

Entourage and Spy: Celebrity, wealth and the CIA—Hollywood’s idea of summer fun

By Joanne Laurier, 19 June 2015

Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman dead at 85

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

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “The way forward for the working class in Greece”

Workers across Europe and internationally must oppose the assault on the Greek working class by the European Union and its political defenders.

Commentary

American militarism and the Charleston killings

By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2015

The mass killing in Charleston, South Carolina

With appointment of Kenneth Feinberg to oversee cuts
White House steps up assault on pensions

By Andre Damon, 20 June 2015

Worldwide displaced population reaches record 59.5 million in 2014

By Evan Blake, 20 June 2015

War dangers in South China Sea continue to rise

By James Cogan, 20 June 2015

As efforts to train new Iraqi army flounder
US secretary of defense threatens breakup of Iraq

Québec Solidaire renews offer to work with Péladeau-led PQ

Wall Street’s legal offensive

Workers Struggles

Top GM and Fiat Chrysler negotiators depart on eve of UAW contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 18 June 2015

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

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

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

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.

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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