Greek government approves brutal austerity measures in proposal to EU

By Alex Lantier, 10 July 2015

The €13 billion package of cuts, including regressive sales taxes and an increase in the retirement age, is a repudiation of the landslide “no” vote on austerity in Sunday’s referendum.

Tsipras petitions EU for new austerity deal

As EU denounces “no” vote, Tsipras moves to the right

A landslide “no” to EU austerity in Greece

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Military officials declare Russia the “greatest threat” to US interests

By Niles Williamson, 10 July 2015

The Obama administration’s campaign of military pressure against Russia is increasingly fraught with the danger of war between the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers.

Pentagon chief outlines plans for space war versus China and Russia

UN report: Syria faces worst refugee crisis in recent history

By Thomas Gaist, 10 July 2015

One-sixth of the total Syrian population has fled the country and some 230,000 have been killed as a result of the civil war that erupted in 2011, according to the UN estimates.

Obama welcomes Vietnam’s Communist Party head

By Peter Symonds, 10 July 2015

Trong’s very presence in the White House sends a strong message regarding Hanoi’s closer ties to Washington, directed against Beijing.

London trains shut down in rail worker strike

By our reporters, 10 July 2015

Strike action by rail workers brought the London Underground network to a standstill for the first time since 2002, while services to the west of England were suspended on many lines.

South Carolina legislature ends display of Confederate flag

By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2015

The decision to remove the flag from the state capitol comes after years of adamant refusal to respond to complaints that the flag was an offensive emblem of the slave-owning South.

Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag

Illinois governor proposes deep pension cuts

By Alexander Fangmann, 10 July 2015

Republican governor Bruce Rauner is demanding that Democrats authorize the cuts—many of which they proposed—as part of his “Turnaround Agenda.”

German SPD’s new program: Racism and law and order

By Ulrich Rippert, 10 July 2015

The new SPD strategy paper stresses that concerns about “foreign infiltration” must be taken seriously and calls for “zero tolerance for crime and violence.”

Germany: Outokumpu steel plant closes in Bochum

By Philipp Frisch, 10 July 2015

The shutting of the plant followed a well-known script, with the unions seeking to keep employees quiet with vague promises of job security, while the plant was closed in installments.

Hypocrisy all round as Australian Labor leader testifies at royal commission

By Mike Head, 10 July 2015

There is nervousness in ruling circles about the potential of the revelations to intensify the popular hostility toward the entire political establishment.

Australian state government to slash hundreds of electricity jobs

By Terry Cook, 10 July 2015

Networks NSW jobs are being eliminated to cut costs and make the sale of its businesses more attractive to potential buyers.

Labor leader pledges support for further privatisations

By Terry Cook, 10 July 2015

Mass evacuations in western Canada due to forest fires

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 10 July 2015

Massive forest fires have engulfed large parts of northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Alaska.

New in Greek

Καθώς η ΕΕ αποκηρύσσει τη ψήφο για «όχι,» ο Τσίπρας κινείται προς τα δεξιά

Κρις Μάρσντεν, 9 Ιούλιος 2015

Η αντίδραση των ευρωπαϊκών δυνάμεων και της κυβέρνησης του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην Ελλάδα στη σαρωτική νίκη του «όχι» στα μέτρα λιτότητας που απαιτούνται από την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση (ΕΕ) έχει φέρει στο προσκήνιο τα βασικά πολιτικά ζητήματα με τα οποία βρίσκεται αντιμέτωπη η εργατική τάξη.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Dok Evropska unija osuđuje grčko “ne”, Cipras se kreće udesno

Chris Marsden, 10. jul 2015.

Odgovor evropskih sila i grčke vlade predvođene Siricom na “ne” koje je izglasano na referendumu o mjerama štednje, koje je od Grčke zahtijevala Evropska unija, je aktuelizovao osnovna politička pitanja sa kojima se radnička klasa suočava.

New in French

Tsipras dépose une demande auprès de l'Union européenne pour un nouvel accord d'austérité

Par Joseph Kishore, 10 juillet 2015

Suite à la victoire écrasante du vote «non» au référendum de dimanche, Tsipras poursuit la politique de retraite et de capitulation que son gouvernement dirigé par Syriza a commencée dès son premier jour au pouvoir.

La débâcle de la bourse chinoise se répercute sur les marchés mondiaux

Par Nick Beams, 10 juillet 2015

Chaque jour de la dernière semaine, le gouvernement chinois et les régulateurs financiers ont annoncé de nouvelles mesures pour tenter de stopper la chute, sans succès.

L'importance de la débâcle boursière chinoise

Par Nick Beams, 10 juillet 2015

Le régime chinois a cherché à se créer une base de soutien parmi des couches aisées de la classe moyenne qui sont maintenant durement frappées par la chute du marché boursier.

New in German

Syriza reicht umfassendes Sparprogramm ein

Joseph Kishore, 10. Juli 2015

Nach dem Erdrutschsieg des „Nein“-Lagers im Referendum am Sonntag setzt Tsipras die Rückzugs- und Kapitulationspolitik fort, die Syriza seit ihrem ersten Tag im Amt betrieben hat.

Das neue SPD-Programm: Rassismus und Law-and-Order

Ulrich Rippert, 10. Juli 2015

Das neue Strategiepapier des SPD-Präsidiums betont, die Sorgen der Bevölkerung vor „Überfremdung“ müssten ernst genommen werden und fordert „Null Toleranz bei Kriminalität und Gewalt“.

US-General Dempsey: Irak und Syrien droht der Zerfall

Thomas Gaist, 10. Juli 2015

Im Krieg gegen den Islamischen Staat (IS) rechnet General Martin Dempsey mit einem Einsatz amerikanischer Truppen „auf Generationen hinaus“.

Frankreichs Präsident lehnt Asylantrag von WikiLeaks Gründer ab

Patrick Martin, 10. Juli 2015

Der französische Präsident Francois Hollande hat es abgelehnt, dem WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange in Frankreich Asyl zu gewähren.

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Perspective

IMF report: Global growth lowest since 2009

10 July 2015

Nearly eight years since the first signs the global financial crisis, the world economy is mired in slump and faces another financial collapse.

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Live Coverage from Greece

On-the-spot report from Athens
Greek workers speak out after “no” vote on austerity
“This is the 21st century—we want more than this”

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 8 July 2015

Video report: Workers speak out against austerity at mass demonstration in Athens

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 4 July 2015

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New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “As EU denounces ‘no’ vote, Tsipras moves to the right”

Greek translation of “A landslide ‘no’ to EU austerity in Greece”

Greek translation of David North’s May Day speech

Arts Review

The Face of an Angel and Danny Collins: A notorious murder trial and an aging musician

By Joanne Laurier, 10 July 2015

The Face of an Angel is a fictional treatment of the Amanda Knox murder trial. Danny Collins is the story of a rock star who changes his life after receiving a letter that John Lennon wrote him decades earlier.

Terminator Genisys and the trajectory of American “independent” filmmaking

By David Walsh, 8 July 2015

NBC’s American Odyssey: Mercenaries, jihadists and Machiavellian US corporations

Silicon Valley: HBO’s satire of American tech culture

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

10 July 2015

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

German Ver.di trade union sells out postal workers strike

By Gustav Kemper, 9 July 2015

Featured Video

“People deserve respect whether they can pay their bills or not”
Life without water in Detroit

By Seraphine Collins, 8 July 2015

Commentary

A summer without jobs for America’s youth

By Andre Damon, 9 July 2015

China share rout hits global markets

By Nick Beams, 9 July 2015

New York Stock Exchange halts operations for nearly four hours

The significance of the Chinese stock market rout

Hillary Clinton joins right-wing attack on “sanctuary cities”

By Patrick Martin, 9 July 2015

Trump redoubles racist invective against Mexican immigrants

US lawyers argue Manila’s case against China in The Hague

By Joseph Santolan, 9 July 2015

Three decades on death row
Glenn Ford: An American tragedy

Canada’s NDP defends leader’s talks on joining Harper government

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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

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!

Science

New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby

By Bryan Dyne, 8 July 2015

Atmospheric temperatures rise to record levels as glaciers disintegrate

By Matthew MacEgan, 3 July 2015

Socialist Equality Party

SEP meetings oppose US-Australian war drive against China

By our reporter, 7 July 2015

Australian workers and youth speak about the danger of war

By our reporters, 7 July 2015

Victimised Sri Lankan plantation workers speak to the WSWS

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

History

The Nazi past of Germany’s post-war political elite

By Verena Nees, 7 July 2015

Auto workers struggles

UAW vs. autoworkers: Who are the freeloaders?

By Shannon Jones, 6 July 2015

25 years ago: US-backed Nicaraguan regime calls out military against strikers

On July 9, 1990, President Violeta Chamorro called out the army to restore order during a strike in Managua, the capital city.

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50 years ago: Vietnam “will get worse before it gets better,” Johnson warns

US President Lyndon Johnson, speaking from the White House on July 9, 1965, warned that US involvement in Vietnam would increase beyond the officially stated goal of 75,000 soldiers.

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75 years ago: Stalin orders crackdown in Lithuania

On July 7, 1940, the Lithuanian security department, under direction from Stalin, ordered the liquidation of all bourgeois parties.

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100 years ago: Austria-Hungary defeats Italy in first battle of the Isonzo

On July 7, 1915, Italian troops suffered a defeat to Austro-Hungarian forces just inside the border of the territory of Austria-Hungary.

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