Greek prime minister calls for referendum on EU austerity demands

By Robert Stevens and Alex Lantier, 27 June 2015

Tsipras’s proposal is a reactionary fraud, designed to lend a veneer of democratic legitimacy to the looting of Greece by the banks.

Political issues in the Greek debt crisis

The way forward for the working class in Greece

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Dozens killed in terrorist attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait

By Alex Lantier, 27 June 2015

The attacks have raised concerns of a global offensive by Islamist terrorist groups that have emerged from US-led wars in Libya and Syria.

Green Party candidate launches US presidential campaign

By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2015

Dr. Jill Stein declared her political solidarity with Bernie Sanders and similar “left” Democratic Party presidential hopefuls like Jesse Jackson, Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton.

Sanders campaign seeks to channel anger over inequality behind Democrats

Obama administration uses bilateral talks to ramp up pressure on China

By Oliver Campbell, 27 June 2015

The talks took place amid an escalation of Washington’s diplomatic, military and economic campaign against China.

War dangers in South China Sea continue to rise

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Australian Labor leader pledges loyalty to government’s assault on democratic rights

By Mike Head, 27 June 2015

Labor helped ram through an anti-refugee bill amid an escalating terrorist fear campaign by the government and the corporate media.

Australian government unveils bill to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree

The callous and criminal treatment of refugees

Over 1,100 killed by heat wave in Pakistan

By Sampath Perera, 27 June 2015

The victims have died because of electricity outages, water supply shortages, inadequate healthcare facilities and government indifference.

EU summit strengthens brutal refugee policy

By Martin Kreikenbaum, 27 June 2015

Deportations are to be more effectively organized and special camps created in which asylum proceedings will be fast-tracked under the supervision of EU authorities.

EU begins military intervention in Mediterranean

UK Prime Minister Cameron sets out demands for EU treaty reform

By Chris Marsden, 27 June 2015

Cameron avoided any detailed presentation to the EU summit because he knew that this would only confirm the UK’s isolation.

Thousands of jobs lost in UK

By Margot Miller, 27 June 2015

Following the loss of 90,000 public-sector jobs in the last parliament, a further 100,000 jobs are set to go over the next five years.

Ver.di seeks to impose sellout of German childcare workers strike

By Marianne Arens, 27 June 2015

Many workers who had placed great hopes in the strike are incensed over Ver.di’s behaviour.

German child care strike delegates rebuff union president

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

Detroit police chief says block party shooting carried out by “urban terrorists”

By Zac Corrigan, 27 June 2015

Detroit authorities denounced residents for not providing information about “urban terrorists.”

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Les enjeux politiques de la crise de la dette grecque

Par Alex Lantier, 27 juin 2015

Ayant fondé toute sa politique sur le déni de la possibilité de la révolution socialiste, Syriza propose des attaques de plus en plus étendues contre les travailleurs, sous la direction de l'UE.

Les chauffeurs de taxi bloquent Paris et Marseille pour manifester contre Uber

Par Anthony Torres, 27 juin 2015

Près de 3.000 chauffeurs de taxi en colère contre la casse de leur statut par l'application UberPop, interdite par décret gouvernemental en janvier, se sont mis en grève jeudi.

Le gouvernement français fait pression sur la Grèce pour intensifier l'austérité

Par Kanda Gabriel, 27 juin 2015

La bourgeoisie française cherche à légitimer la politique d'austérité menée en Grèce, en France et à travers l'Europe.

Québec: les syndicats étouffent l’opposition à l’austérité

Par Laurent Lafrance, 27 juin 2015

Les syndicats participent à des négociations bidon qui servent de façade à une attaque frontale sur les travailleurs du secteur public.

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Die politischen Fragen in der griechischen Schuldenkrise

Alex Lantier, 27. Juni 2015

Da Syrizas gesamte Perspektive darauf beruht, dass eine sozialistische Revolution unmöglich sei, präsentiert sie der EU neue Vorschläge für noch schwerere Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse.

USA und Nato verstärken Vorbereitungen auf Atomkrieg

Thomas Gaist, 27. Juni 2015

Die Nato enthüllte Pläne für eine aggressivere Nuklearstrategie gegen Russland nur wenige Tage, nachdem US-Kriegsplaner eine neue Generation von taktischen Atomwaffen gefordert hatten.

Deutschland vergrößert Panzerflotte gegen Russland

Johannes Stern, 27. Juni 2015

Die Bundeswehr erhält neue Schützen- und Kampfpanzer und die Regierung lässt keinen Zweifel daran, in welche Richtung sie fahren sollen.

EU-Gipfel verschärft brutale Flüchtlingspolitik

Martin Kreickenbaum, 27. Juni 2015

Die Staats- und Regierungschefs der Europäischen Union haben auf ihrem Gipfeltreffen in Brüssel eine weitere Verschärfung der brutalen Flüchtlingspolitik beschlossen.

Kriegsgefahr im Südchinesischen Meer nimmt weiter zu

James Cogan, 27. Juni 2015

In Asien werden militärische Stationierungen durchgeführt, die von China nur als Vorbereitungen für eine potentielle Provokation verstanden werden können.

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Perspective

The US Supreme Court and marriage equality

27 June 2015

The Supreme Court decision invalidates laws in a minority of US states that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriage and arbitrarily discriminate against homosexuals.

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Commentary

Paul Krugman’s apologia for Obamacare

By Andre Damon, 27 June 2015

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act by declaring the health care overhaul a “policy triumph.”

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

Australian pseudo-lefts hail advance of US-backed Islamists in Syria

By Oliver Campbell, 27 June 2015

Socialist Alternative continues its public support for the US-led regime-change operation against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

US, NATO powers intensify preparations for nuclear war

By Thomas Gaist, 26 June 2015

Are you ready for nuclear war?

NATO increases support for Ukrainian regime, warns of renewed fighting

By Niles Williamson, 26 June 2015

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Abbott government calls for sackings at Australian Broadcasting Corporation

By Nick Beams, 26 June 2015

Behind the political furore over the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

OECD report points to growing dangers for world economy

By Nick Beams, 26 June 2015

New York City mayor announces plan to hire more police

By Sandy English, 26 June 2015

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Race and class in America: The case of Rachel Dolezal

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

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!

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meeting assesses political turmoil in Sri Lanka

By our correspondents, 26 June 2015

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

25 June 2015

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

27 June 2015

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

The issues in the US auto contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2015

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

Dortmund: Steelworkers protest against plant closure

By Philipp Frisch, 26 June 2015

Union shuts down last remaining oil refinery strike in the US

Striking Berlin hospital workers denounce austerity, staffing cuts

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

Science

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

By Philip Guelpa, 25 June 2015

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of David North’s May Day speech

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

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of David North’s May Day speech

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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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.
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