US Senate vote clears path for anti-China trade bill

By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2015

The vote to revive the “fast-track” bill, only a week after its defeat in the House, demonstrates the decisive power of big business and the military-intelligence establishment.

Syriza agrees to EU austerity measures

By Christoph Dreier, 24 June 2015

Further details emerged Tuesday on the Greek government’s proposal to its creditors.

The way forward for the working class in Greece

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Australian government deepens attack on free speech and democratic rights

By Nick Beams, 24 June 2015

The attack on the ABC by “liberal” Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is his second such intervention against the right of free speech in two months.

Australia: The live exchange on ABC television’s “Q&A”

By Nick Beams, 24 June 2015

Monday night’s “Q&A” program witnessed the deeply reactionary outlook driving the “war on terror.”

UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 24 June 2015

The UN commission recognised that the death and destruction carried out by Israel last year followed the atrocities of previous wars on Gaza and Lebanon.

Oppose the Israeli assault on Gaza!
Resolution of the SEP Third National Congress

US Supreme Court overturns death row appeal

By Tom Carter, 24 June 2015

The Supreme Court decided it was “harmless” for Hector Ayala’s attorney to be excluded from hearings that eliminated all of the black and Hispanic jurors from the jury pool.

Special prosecutor brings reduced charges against Albuquerque cops who killed James Boyd

By D. Lencho, 24 June 2015

The reduced charge of second degree murder gives the judge discretion to suspend the sentence if a conviction is reached.

Amnesty International: US police laws violate human rights standards

The death of Kalief Browder

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Pittsburgh-based health system cutting costs with early retirement offers

By Evan Winters and Phyllis Scherrer, 24 June 2015

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is seeking to eliminate thousands of higher paid caregivers.

5,000 protest in Berlin against EU refugee policy

By Stefan Steinberg, 24 June 2015

Protesters demonstrating against the EU’s brutal immigration policy were attacked in the German press for engaging in “political pornography.”

The callous and criminal treatment of refugees

Taliban strikes Afghan parliament in Kabul

By Thomas Gaist, 24 June 2015

Taliban fighters passed through several military checkpoints, setting off explosives and initiating an extended firefight just outside the Afghan parliament.

Australian treasurer denies housing affordability crisis

By Terry Cook, 24 June 2015

Rampant speculation by banks and property developers, encouraged by government tax breaks, has produced an astronomical increase in housing prices.

Sri Lanka’s Punguduthivu: An island devastated by war

By Subash Somachandran and M. Kalaimaaran, 24 June 2015

Unbearable social conditions and de facto military rule continue after nearly three decades of war in Sri Lanka’s north.

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Las raíces sociales del racismo americano

Por Andre Damon, 24 junio 2015

Los grupos de poder manipulan la tragedia de Charleston para impulsar la idea que la división racial es la categoría más importante de la sociedad americana.

Ofensiva legal de Wall Street

Por Andre Damon, 24 junio 2015

Recientes decisiones judiciales ejemplifican las maniobras de la oligarquía de las casas financieras para hacer valer la supremacía de los capitales particulares sobre los intereses públicos.

Los reveladores comentarios de un banquero central

Por Nick Beams, 24 junio 2015

Los recientes comentarios del gobernador del Banco de Japón Haruhiko Kuroda en los cuales compara los esfuerzos de los banqueros centrales en mantener a flote el sistema financiero global a la habilidad de volar del personaje ficticio "Peter Pan", son insólitos y asombrosos.

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Sommet de la dette grecque: l'UE exige plus d'austérité après les concessions de Syriza

Par Alex Lantier, 24 juin 2015

Tout en approuvant la capitulation de Syriza à ses demandes de coupes sombres dans les pensions et les soins de santé, l'UE a appelé à de nouvelles mesures d'austérité comme condition préalable à un accord sur la dette grecque.

Les forces de l'ordre attaquent la grève des marins et les migrants à Calais

Par Alexandre Lantier, 24 juin 2015

L'intervention des forces de l'ordre pour reprendre contrôle de la ville a aussi dévoilé les tensions grandissantes entre le Royaume-Uni et la France à propos des migrants.

Les racines sociales du racisme aux États-Unis

Par Andre Damon, 24 juin 2015

L’establishment politique s’est saisi de la tragédie de Charleston pour promouvoir le concept que la race est la catégorie fondamentale dans la société américaine.

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USA erwägen Teilung des Irak

Von James Cogan, 24. Juni 2015

Die Obama-Regierung lässt erkennen, dass ihr die Souveränität des Irak und sogar seine Existenz vollkommen egal sind.

Syriza stimmt Spardiktat der EU zu

Von Christoph Dreier, 24. Juni 2015

Am Dienstag wurden weitere Details des Angebots der griechischen Regierung an die internationalen Geldgeber bekannt. Die umfassenden Kürzungsmaßnahmen gehen weiter als alle bisherigen Pläne.

Schuldengipfel:
EU fordert trotz Zugeständnissen weitere Sparmaßnahmen von Syriza

Von Alex Lantier, 24. Juni 2015

Die EU nahm Syrizas Kapitulation vor ihren Forderungen nach tiefen Kürzungen im Renten- und Gesundheitswesen zwar an, forderte aber noch weitere Sparmaßnahmen als Vorbedingung für ein Abkommen über die griechischen Staatsschulden.

Krankenhausstreik in Berlin
„Man muss sich freimachen von der Gängelung durch die Gewerkschaft“

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 24. Juni 2015

Am zweiten Streiktag im Berliner Krankenhaus Charité zogen mehrere Hundert Krankenschwestern und Pfleger zum Gesundheitsministerium in Berlin-Mitte.

London: 250.000 Menschen demonstrieren gegen Kürzungspolitik

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 24. Juni 2015

Die Massendemonstration am Samstag war ein Ausdruck der weitverbreiteten Ablehnung gegenüber den Plänen der konservativen Regierung, ihren Sparkurs noch weiter zu verschärfen.

5.000 beteiligen sich an Protestaktion gegen EU-Flüchtlingspolitik in Berlin

Von Stefan Steinberg, 24. Juni 2015

Am Sonntag demonstrierten in der Berliner Innenstadt mehr als 5.000 Menschen gegen die unmenschliche Flüchtlingspolitik der Bundesregierung und der Europäischen Union.

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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.

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Perspective

Pentagon chief outlines war preparations against Russia

24 June 2015

The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia.

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Book Review

Trotskyism and the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934
Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strike of 1934, by Bryan Palmer

By Tom Mackaman and Jerry White, 24 June 2015

A recent book by historian Bryan Palmer chronicles the role of American Trotskyists in leading one of the most important strikes in US history.

Commentary

Race and class in America: The case of Rachel Dolezal

By Niles Williamson and Barry Grey, 24 June 2015

The revelation that the head of a local NAACP chapter, since forced to resign, is a white woman has driven the purveyors of identity politics into a furor.

The social roots of racism in America

By Andre Damon, 23 June 2015

American militarism and the Charleston killings

More on race and class in America »

Global economic impact of violence reached $14.3 trillion in 2014

By Evan Blake, 23 June 2015

The US contemplates partitioning Iraq

250,000 demonstrate against austerity in London

Sanders campaign seeks to channel anger over inequality behind Democrats

PSG Statement

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

23 June 2015

Germany arrests Al Jazeera journalist on warrant issued by Egyptian junta

Arts Review

Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By David Walsh, 24 June 2015

The film was made during a run of Taymor’s version of Shakespeare’s play at the Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn in 2013-14.

Jurassic World, summer blockbuster

By Christine Schofelt, 23 June 2015

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 »

Workers Struggles

The role of Ver.di and the Left Party in the Berlin health workers strike

By Markus Salzmann and Ulrich Rippert, 24 June 2015

The precondition for a successful struggle at Berlin’s Charité is a break with Ver.di and its workplace organization.

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

By Shannon Jones, 18 June 2015

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”

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

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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