Obama promotes “historic” nuclear deal with Iran

By Keith Jones, 15 July 2015

US President Obama gave a lengthy speech yesterday, insisting that the deal with Tehran served US “national-security interests,” that is, it advanced the strategic interests of US imperialism.

Syriza government campaigns for Greek parliament to pass EU austerity package

By Alex Lantier, 15 July 2015

Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras criticized the plan he agreed upon with the EU, yet called on the Greek parliament to vote for it anyway.

A letter from Athens

15 July 2015

Defend the Greek workers! Oppose the diktat of Schäuble and Merkel!

The consequences of Syriza’s betrayal: From terms of surrender to terms of occupation

Berlin: Angry reaction to Syriza betrayal of Greek workers

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Australian Greens senator talks of war with China

By James Cogan, 15 July 2015

Scott Ludlam epitomises the cynical manner in which a layer of the Greens occasionally pose as “left” and “anti-war.”

Report urges closer US-Australian military collaboration against China

Washington’s hypocritical denunciations of Chinese “land reclamation” in the South China Sea

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Missouri carries out first execution since Supreme Court lethal injection ruling

By Kate Randall, 15 July 2015

David Zink’s execution was the first carried out nationwide since the US Supreme Court’s June 29 ruling on Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol.

Family of Eric Garner demands criminal prosecution after New York City announces $5.9 million settlement

By Fred Mazelis, 15 July 2015

A key aim of the settlement is to continue the cover-up of Garner’s murder, including the manipulation of the grand jury to protect the police.

Notes on police violence in America
Alabama officers repeatedly use Taser on teenager having seizures

By Evan Blake, 15 July 2015

Police shocked the young woman three times with a Taser as she was having a severe grand mal seizure, causing her to lose consciousness.

Baltimore, Maryland police chief fired under pressure from police union

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Wages for California workers continue to decline

By Kevin Martinez, 15 July 2015

California’s high cost of living has accelerated the decline of real wages.

OECD report: 39 million unemployed young people in industrialized nations

By Trent Novak, 15 July 2015

One in four young people in Greece and Spain is “neither employed nor in education or training.”

As party leadership contest unfolds
British Labour backs Conservatives’ welfare cuts

By Julie Hyland, 15 July 2015

The leadership contest is the outcome of the massive losses sustained by Labour in the May 7 General Election.

Documentary examines unanswered questions about the National Socialist Underground

By Dietmar Henning, 15 July 2015

German broadcaster 3sat recently aired a film reviewing a spate of suspicious deaths connected to the neo-Nazi NSU organization.

Australian police, spy agencies flocked to Italian hacking company

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 July 2015

The revelation that numbers of Australian police and spy agencies sought out the Italian Hacking Team is of a piece with a broader assault on democratic rights.

New in Greek

Υπερασπιστείτε τους Έλληνες εργαζόμενους! Αντισταθείτε στα προστάγματα του Σόιμπλε και της Μέρκελ!

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Σοσιαλιστικό Κόμμα Ισότητας), 15 Ιούλιος 2015

Το Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG – Σοσιαλιστικό Κόμμα Ισότητας) καταδικάζει τη συμφωνία που επιβλήθηκε βίαια στην Ελλάδα από τη γερμανίδα καγκελλάριο Άνγκελα Μέρκελ και τον υπουργό οικονομικών Βόλφγκαγκ Σόιμπλε στη συνάντηση κορυφής του Ευρωγκρούπ την Κυριακή.

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La estrepitosa caída de la bolsa de valores china golpea a los mercados globales

Por Nick Beams, 15 julio 2015

El gobierno chino intentó establecer una plataforma de apoyo para los sectores adinerados de la clase media, que están siendo pisoteados por el colapso de la bolsa.

Trump reitera invectiva racista contra los inmigrantes mexicanos

Por Patrick Martin, 15 julio 2015

Trump, un megamillonario precandidato presidencial repite sus acusaciones fascistas contra los inmigrantes mexicanos.

New in Turkish

Yunan işçilerini savunun! Schäuble ile Merkel’in dayatmasına karşı çıkın!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 15 Temmuz 2015

Almanya’daki ve tüm Avrupa’daki işçileri, Yunanistan’daki işçiler ile dayanışmalarını ilan etmeye ve Alman hükümetinin politikalarına karşı kitlesel direniş örgütlemeye çağırıyoruz.

Syriza’nın ihanetinin sonuçları: Teslimiyet koşullarından işgal koşullarına

Barry Grey, 15 Temmuz 2015

Pazar gecesi toplanan Avrupa Bölgesi hükümet başkanları, Yunanistan’a, ülkenin bağımsızlığını etkili bir şekilde ortadan kaldıracak ve onu Alman bankalarının ekonomik sömürgesi haline getirecek yeni ültimatomlar yayımladı.

140.000 ABD otomobil işçisi için sözleşme görüşmeleri başlıyor

Jerry White, 15 Temmuz 2015

Otomobil işçileri, aynı her işkolundaki ve her ülkedeki işçiler gibi, tüm dünyadaki işçileri yoksullaştıran kapitalist kar sistemine karşı siyasi bir mücadele ile karşı karşıyalar.

New in French

L'accord de sauvetage pour la Grèce met en évidence la monumentale trahison de Syriza

Par Chris Marsden, 15 juillet 2015

La fonction du parlement grec sera d'entériner le transfert de l’autorité réelle à Bruxelles et Berlin.

Le Front national secoué par la trahison de Syriza en Grèce

Par Francis Dubois, 15 juillet 2015

Le FN avait appelé à une victoire de Syriza aux élections législatives grecques de janvier.

Les étudiants de l’Université libre de Berlin adoptent une résolution critiquant les professeurs droitistes de l’Université Humboldt

Par nos correspondants, 15 juillet 2015

L’adoption à l’unanimité de la résolution par les étudiants d’une deuxième université de renom à Berlin est un coup asséné aux révisionnistes de l’histoire et à l’ensemble de l’élite dirigeante allemande.

New in German

Griechisches Sparabkommen zeigt Ausmaß des Verrats Syrizas

Chris Marsden, 15. Juli 2015

Die einzige verbliebene Daseinsberechtigung für das griechische Parlament wird es sein, die Übergabe der tatsächlichen Entscheidungsgewalt an Brüssel und Berlin abzusegnen.

„Hybride Kriege“: Münkler und Co. diskutieren über Aufrüstung und Krieg

Johannes Stern, 15. Juli 2015

Eine hochrangig besetzte Podiumsdiskussion unter dem Titel „Hybride Kriege – die Ohnmacht der Gegner“ warf ein Schlaglicht auf die Debatten, die innerhalb der herrschenden Elite Deutschlands stattfinden.

NSU-Komplex: Ungeklärte Fragen ohne Ende

Dietmar Henning, 15. Juli 2015

Der öffentlich-rechtliche Fernsehsender 3sat zeigte letzte Woche einen Film über die vielen offenen Fragen des NSU-Komplexes.

Trotz Waffenstillstand gehen saudische Luftangriffe auf den Jemen weiter

Niles Williamson, 15. Juli 2015

Am Montag flogen die von Saudi-Arabien geführten Luftstreitkräfte weitere Luftangriffe auf die von den Houthi-Milizen kontrollierten Gebiete.

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Perspective

Lessons from Greece: The pseudo-left in power

15 July 2015

Syriza’s betrayal is all the more brazen because it occurred within days of a popular repudiation of EU ultimatums in a referendum called by the government itself.

Earlier Perspectives »

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “Defend the Greek workers! Oppose the diktat of Schäuble and Merkel!”

Posted here is a translation into Greek of the Perspective of the WSWS posted on July 14.

Greek translation of “Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek working class”

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

Commentary

UK Socialist Workers Party and Left Platform debate: Joint apologists for Syriza

By Paul Stuart and Paul Mitchell, 15 July 2015

Stathis Kouvelakis, the leader of the Left Platform within Syriza, said at a rally in London that it is impermissible to describe the government’s endorsement of savage austerity as a betrayal.

Hillary Clinton outlines right-wing economic policies in New York City speech

By Andre Damon, 14 July 2015

More on the 2016 US Elections »

US preparing new drone deployments to North Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2015

Surge in prices boosts drug industry profits

By Brad Dixon, 14 July 2015

Puerto Rican plan to make workers pay for the island’s debt crisis

By Rafael Azul, 14 July 2015

The American Psychological Association, torture and the Nuremberg doctors’ trial

FBI Director Comey demands “backdoor” access to encrypted data

WikiLeaks email release reveals hacking by governments worldwide

Autoworkers Struggles

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

By Jerry White, 15 July 2015

The weekly newsletter will provide coverage of the struggle confronting 139,000 US workers at General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, whose labor contracts expire September 15.

Workers face 1930s-type exploitation at Chicago Ford plants

By Kristina Betinis, 15 July 2015

A class action suit names both management personnel and UAW officials in connection with sexual harassment, racial discrimination and threats of violence.

UAW-GM talks open in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 14 July 2015

Contract talks set to begin for 140,000 US autoworkers

As contract talks set to start
Ford threatens mass layoffs at Michigan truck plant

More on autoworkers struggles »

Science

New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby

By Bryan Dyne, 15 July 2015

The Pluto encounter is the first time that a spacecraft has ever visited the distant world.

New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby

EPA study whitewashes the effects of fracking

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting defends victimised plantation workers

By our correspondents, 15 July 2015

Central hills plantation workers attend SEP public meeting in defiance of ongoing union and police harassment.

SEP to stand in Sri Lankan general election

By the Socialist Equality Party, 13 July 2015

SEP (Australia) meetings: The pseudo-left in power: Lessons of Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

13 July 2015

Featured article

The historical background of California’s water crisis

By Marc Wells and Evan Blake, 14 July 2015

Arts Review

Manglehorn and The Cobbler: The influence of social-gravitational forces

By David Walsh, 13 July 2015

Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, Season 3: Life goes on in a women’s prison

Featured Video

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

By Seraphine Collins, 8 July 2015

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!

25 years ago: Luzon earthquake devastates the Philippines

On July 16, 1990, a tremor measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit the densely populated Philippines island of Luzon.

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50 years ago: Mariner IV photographs surface of Mars

On July 14, 1965, the Mariner IV satellite, part of NASA’s Mars-Mariner program, sent back to Earth the photographic images of Mars.

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75 years ago: British government rejects overtures from Hitler

On the evening of July 19, 1940, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler made a lengthy speech calling for a negotiated settlement with Great Britain.

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100 years ago: Coal miners strike in Wales

On July 15, 1915, some 200,000 coal miners in Wales went on strike, defying calls for the abolition of industrial action under wartime conditions.

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