US, NATO powers intensify preparations for nuclear war

By Thomas Gaist, 26 June 2015

NATO officials revealed plans for a more aggressive nuclear strategy to counter “Russian aggression,” just days after US war planners called for a new generation of nuclear weapons.

NATO announces expansion of military force targeting Russia

Pentagon chief outlines war preparations against Russia

Are you ready for nuclear war?

NATO increases support for Ukrainian regime, warns of renewed fighting

By Niles Williamson, 26 June 2015

NATO is deepening ties with Ukraine, a move that increases the danger of a war between the US and Russia: the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers.

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US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

By Kate Randall, 26 June 2015

The majority opinion states that without the subsidies the ACA would collapse, sending the insurance market into a “death spiral.”

OECD report points to growing dangers for world economy

By Nick Beams, 26 June 2015

Major life insurance companies in Europe may be threatened with insolvency as a result of problems caused by the global low-interest rate regime.

The revealing remarks of a central banker

Abbott government calls for sackings at Australian Broadcasting Corporation

By Nick Beams, 26 June 2015

The ABC is mounting a defence of free speech on its knees, having accepted the essential premise of the Abbott government’s attack.

Behind the political furore over the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australian government unveils bill to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree

New York City mayor announces plan to hire more police

By Sandy English, 26 June 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to increase the size of the New York Police Department by 1,300 officers, at the cost of $170 million.

Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, autopsy confirms

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San Bernardino, California, prepares to privatize city services

By Dan Conway, 26 June 2015

The city of San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy in July 2012, is seeking to privatize its firefighting and garbage collection services.

Spain agrees to increased US military presence

By Alejandro López, 26 June 2015

For the Pentagon, use of the Morón and Rota bases is part of the new “Scramble for Africa.”

NDP leader Mulcair makes pitch to Canadian big business

By Roger Jordan, 26 June 2015

With opinion polls showing the trade union-backed NDP ahead, Mulcair is anxious to reassure big business that the NDP will faithfully serve its interests.

German child care strike delegates rebuff union president

By Marianne Arens, 26 June 2015

The arbitration proposal brought by the ver.di leadership to end the month-long child care workers strike would amount to a freeze in real wages for 240,000 workers.

Dortmund: Steelworkers protest against plant closure

By Philipp Frisch, 26 June 2015

Workers denounced management and demanded strike action at a workplace meeting at the Hoesch sheet steel works (HSP) earlier this month.

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L'UE refuse les propositions d'austérité de Syriza au sommet de L’Eurogroupe

Par Robert Stevens, 26 juin 2015

L'UE exige des coupes encore plus profondes, au-delà des mesures d'austérité que Syriza a concédées ce week-end après sa capitulation aux exigences antérieures de l'UE.

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Pentagon-Chef umreißt Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Russland

Niles Williamson, 26. Juni 2015

Die Ankündigung, schweres militärisches Gerät und Soldaten in Osteuropa zu stationieren, ist ein weiterer Schritt in den Kriegsvorbereitungen der USA und der Nato gegen Russland.

EU lehnt Syrizas Sparvorschläge ab

Robert Stevens, Christoph Dreier, 26. Juni 2015

Die EU fordert weitere Kürzungen, die noch weiter gehen als diejenigen, denen Syriza nach ihrer Kapitulation bereits zugestimmt hat.

Nato vergrößert schnelle Eingreiftruppe auf 40.000 Soldaten

Niles Williamson, 26. Juni 2015

Die Vergrößerung der schnellen Eingreiftruppe der Nato auf 40.000 Mann kann nur als Teil von Vorbereitungen auf einen Krieg mit Russland verstanden werden.

Kita-Streik: Verdi will Schlichterspruch durchsetzen

Marianne Arens, 26. Juni 2015

Obwohl die Streikdelegierten den Schlichterspruch klar abgelehnt haben, will die Verdi-Führung ihn durchsetzen. Er kommt einem fünfjährigen Knebelvertrag gleich.

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Perspective

Political issues in the Greek debt crisis

26 June 2015

Having built its entire policy around denying the possibility of socialist revolution, Syriza is proposing ever deeper attacks on the working class under the EU’s direction.

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meeting assesses political turmoil in Sri Lanka

By our correspondents, 26 June 2015

A successful meeting in Colombo examined the turmoil confronting President Sirisena’s government.

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

25 June 2015

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding public meetings throughout Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Reinstate victimised Deeside plantation workers!

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose political censorship at the University of Western Sydney!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 25 June 2015

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 issues in the US auto contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2015

With the formal start of talks set for July 13, auto workers are being kept in the dark, fed bits and scraps of information filtered through the corporate-controlled media.

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

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

26 June 2015

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

Union shuts down last remaining oil refinery strike in the US

By Tom Hall and Jerry White, 25 June 2015

Striking Berlin hospital workers denounce austerity, staffing cuts

By our correspondents, 25 June 2015

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

Commentary

EU rejects Syriza’s austerity proposals at euro group summit

By Robert Stevens, 25 June 2015

Syriza agrees to EU austerity measures

The way forward for the working class in Greece

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EU begins military intervention in Mediterranean

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 25 June 2015

Race and class in America: The case of Rachel Dolezal

By Niles Williamson and Barry Grey, 24 June 2015

The social roots of racism in America

American militarism and the Charleston killings

More on race and class in America »

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

23 June 2015

US Senate vote clears path for anti-China trade bill

UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza

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.

Arts Review

Redeployment: Phil Klay’s short stories about the Iraq War only go so far

By Sandy English, 25 June 2015

Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By David Walsh, 24 June 2015

Jurassic World, summer blockbuster

By Christine Schofelt, 23 June 2015

Science

Study finds that one in six species are in danger of extinction due to climate change

By Philip Guelpa, 25 June 2015

What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft

By Bryan Dyne, 22 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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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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