After Syriza’s concessions, EU demands more austerity at Greek debt summit

By Alex Lantier, 23 June 2015

While approving Syriza’s capitulation to its demands for deep cuts in pensions and health care, the EU called for further austerity measures as a precondition for a deal on Greek debt.

French Socialist Party government presses Syriza to deepen austerity

By Kanda Gabriel, 23 June 2015

The way forward for the working class in Greece

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Global economic impact of violence reached $14.3 trillion in 2014

By Evan Blake, 23 June 2015

Over 13 percent of the world's annual economic output is squandered on military spending and the destruction wrought by war and conflict.

Republican candidates received donations from white supremacist

By David Brown, 23 June 2015

Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine people last week in Charleston, South Carolina, cited the writings of the Council of Conservative Citizens in his online manifesto.

US House majority whip spoke at white supremacist conference

Verizon presses for new concessions from US telecom workers as contract talks begin

By Maria Kovalenko, 23 June 2015

The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are preparing to hand over more concessions on pensions and health benefits.

Far right makes major gains in Danish elections

By Jordan Shilton, 23 June 2015

The sharp shift to the right by the Social Democrats has prepared the way for the emergence of xenophobic and nationalist forces.

Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon goes warmongering in Washington

By Steve James, 23 June 2015

Sturgeon’s comments make clear that the SNP leadership fully supports British participation in the US-led military escalation that has brought the world closer to global war.

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians face deportation from the Dominican Republic

By John Marion, 23 June 2015

With the passing of a deadline in the Dominican Republic for Haitians to apply for regularization of their immigration status, many thousands are now effectively stateless.

The callous and criminal treatment of refugees

Australian Labor leader defends “modern” union deals to boost corporate profits

By Mike Head, 23 June 2015

Bill Shorten spelt out the role of the trade unions as industrial police forces over their members.

Bangladesh budget: More concessions to investors, increased austerity for poor

By Wimal Perera, 23 June 2015

The Awami League-led government’s attempts to create more profitable conditions for business are deepening the attacks on the living conditions of the workers and poor.

MERS outbreak exposes South Korean government’s lack of preparation

By Ben McGrath, 23 June 2015

The spread of the virus has been compounded by a lack of preparation and measures for dealing with the sick.

New in Russian

Зарплаты в России падают, а бедность растет, в то время как правительство урезает бюджетные расходы

Дэвид Левин, 23 июня 2015 г.

По мере того как правительство России проводит политику сокращения бюджетных расходов, и страна погружается в рецессию, множатся признаки ухудшения положения населения.

New in Greek

Ο Σοσιαλισμός και η πάλη ενάντια στον πόλεμο

Ντέιβιντ Νορθ, 23 Ιούνιος 2015

Αυτή η προοπτική είναι το κείμενο της εναρκτήριας ομιλίας του Ντέιβιντ Νορθ, πρόεδρου της Διεθνούς Συντακτικής Επιτροπής του World Socialist Web Site και εθνικού πρόεδρου του Σοσιαλιστικού Κόμματος Ισότητας προς το Διεθνές Διαδικτυακό Συλλαλητήριο της Εργατικής Πρωτομαγιάς στις 3 Μαΐου.

New in French

L’Allemagne arrête un journaliste d'Al Jazeera sur mandat émis par la junte égyptienne

Par Alex Lantier, 23 juin 2015

L'arrestation de Ahmed Mansour est le signal donné par Berlin qu'elle considère les mesures répressives des dictatures militaires comme politiquement légitimes.

Le militarisme américain et la tuerie de Charleston

Par Patrick Martin, 23 juin 2015

La vague de tueries aux États-Unis ne peut être comprise que dans le contexte de la violence sans fin dont fait preuve le gouvernement américain à travers le monde.

Le gouvernement PS décidé à imposer coûte que coûte la Loi Macron

Par Francis Dubois, 23 juin 2015

Le gouvernement a pour la seconde fois cette année fait usage de l’Article 49-3 de la Constitution pour imposer la Loi Macron à l’Assemblée nationale.

Pourquoi les médias allemands refusent de rapporter la mobilisation des étudiants de l’université Humboldt pour défendre Münkler-Watch

Par Johannes Stern, 23 juin 2015

Aucun article n’a été publié dans la presse allemande pour relater l’adoption le 11 juin de la résolution de l’EJIES par le parlement étudiant à Humboldt.

New in German

Der amerikanische Militarismus und der Massenmord von Charleston

Patrick Martin, 23. Juni 2015

Das jüngste Massaker in den Vereinigten Staaten muss im Kontext der endlosen Gewaltorgie verstanden werden, die die US-Regierung in aller Welt entfesselt.

Die Verhaftung von Ahmed Mansour
Die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit warnt vor Polizeistaatsmaßnahmen

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 23. Juni 2015

Die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) verurteilt auf das Schärfste die Verhaftung des international bekannten Journalisten Ahmed Mansour am Samstag auf dem Flughafen Berlin-Tegel.

Nach Verhaftung in Berlin: al-Jazeera-Journalist Mansour wieder frei

Alex Lantier, 23. Juni 2015

Mit Ahmed Mansours Verhaftung gab die Berliner Regierung zu verstehen, dass sie die Repression einer Militärdiktatur für legitim hält.

Die Rolle von Verdi und Linkspartei im Streik an der Charite

Markus Salzmann, Ulrich Rippert, 23. Juni 2015

Der Streik an der Berliner Charité wirft grundlegende politische Fragen auf. Er richtet sich nicht nur gegen ein rücksichtsloses Management, sondern auch gegen den Berliner Senat und die Bundesregierung.

Belgische und französische Behörden beschlagnahmen russische Vermögen

Andrea Peters, 23. Juni 2015

Strafverfolgungsbehörden in Brüssel und Paris beschlagnahmen Milliarden Dollar auf russischen Konten in Europa und der ganzen Welt.

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Perspective

The social roots of racism in America

23 June 2015

The political establishment has seized upon the tragedy in Charleston to promote the conception that race is the fundamental category in American society.

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PSG Statement

The arrest of Ahmed Mansour
Statement of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) of Germany

23 June 2015

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit calls on workers and intellectuals to forcefully denounce the arrest of Ahmed Mansour and oppose the introduction of police-state measures.

Germany arrests Al Jazeera journalist on warrant issued by Egyptian junta

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 »

Arts Review

Jurassic World, summer blockbuster

By Christine Schofelt, 23 June 2015

Though largely formulaic, the film is not without its charms and touches on some interesting questions—albeit lightly.

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 David North’s May Day speech

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

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

The US contemplates partitioning Iraq

By James Cogan, 22 June 2015

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

250,000 demonstrate against austerity in London

By our reporters, 22 June 2015

Sanders campaign seeks to channel anger over inequality behind Democrats

By Patrick Martin, 22 June 2015

American militarism and the Charleston killings

By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2015

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

Worldwide displaced population reaches record 59.5 million in 2014

War dangers in South China Sea continue to rise

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

23 June 2015

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

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!

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

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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