Greek parliament endorses EU-dictated austerity programme

By Chris Marsden, 16 July 2015

The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 229 to 64, as the Greek government deployed riot police against protests outside of parliament.

Lessons from Greece: The pseudo-left in power

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

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

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German academics, generals promote military build-up and war

By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2015

A high-profile panel discussion on “hybrid war” in Berlin last week shed light on the debates currently taking place within ruling circles in Germany.

Defend student free speech at Humboldt University! Stop state-sponsored censorship!

Syrian refugees speak about their protest in Dortmund, Germany

By our correspondents, 16 July 2015

WSWS reporters spoke to refugees from Syria who have been protesting for two months to secure the right to asylum denied by the German government.

US political infighting begins over Iran nuclear deal

By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2015

Congress has a total of 82 days to take action to block the lifting of sanctions against Iran, which would require overriding a presidential veto.

Obama promotes “historic” nuclear deal with Iran

US military launches Jade Helm domestic training operations

By Thomas Gaist, 16 July 2015

The months-long war games will see US forces from all four branches of the military conduct “Realistic Military Training” in cities and rural areas throughout the American south and west.

US Army simulates gun battles, sets off explosives in Flint, Michigan

Fiat Chrysler, CNH sign performance-based deal with Italian trade unions

By Marc Wells, 16 July 2015

The new Fiat Chrysler deal replaces salary increases with performance-based bonuses, a pittance compared to the wages and benefits that were lost.

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Wisconsin governor Walker implements draconian state budget

By George Gallanis, 16 July 2015

The 2015-2017 Wisconsin budget slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from the UW system, implements drug testing for public assistance and eliminates a number of labor protections.

Pennsylvania budget impasse threatens schools, social programs

By Douglas Lyons, 16 July 2015

Most social programs and the state’s 500 school districts have been operating on reduced funding for over 7 years and have used up any reserve they may have had.

Australian economic summit to plan new attacks on wages and social conditions

By Nick Beams, 16 July 2015

The Australian Financial Review, one of the summit’s convenors, recalled the achievements of the prices and incomes accord of the Hawke Labor government in cutting real wages.

South Korea’s intelligence agency purchased spyware from Hacking Team

By Ben McGrath, 16 July 2015

The latest revelation further underscores the anti-democratic character of the South Korean state and its spy agencies.

Australian police, spy agencies flocked to Italian hacking company

New in Greek

Οι συνέπειες της προδοσίας του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ: Από τους όρους παράδοσης στους όρους κατοχής

Του Μπάρι Γκρέι, 16 Ιούλιος 2015

Στη συνάντηση τους αργά το βράδυ της Κυριακής, οι επικεφαλής των κυβερνήσεων της ευρωζώνης εξέδωσαν νέα τελεσίγραφα προς την Ελλάδα που ουσιαστικά θα απογυμνώσουν τη χώρα από την κυριαρχία της και θα τη μετατρέψουν σε οικονομική αποικία των γερμανικών τραπεζών.

New in Turkish

Alman Verdi sendikası posta işçileri grevini sattı

Gustav Kemper, 16 Temmuz 2015

Verdi sendikası, Alman posta işçilerinin dört haftalık grevinin ve üst düzey militanlığının ardından, işçilerin çıkarlarına doğrudan karşı olan ve Deutsche Post’un emirlerini dayatan bir sözleşmeyi kabul etti.

Atina’dan bir mektup

16 Temmuz 2015

Asla, böylesi bir arkadan bıçaklama, bu tip bir ulusal ve toplumsal ihanet, hainlik, ikiyüzlülük ve AB emperyalistleri ve yerel oligarklar ile gizli anlaşma beklemiyordum.

New in French

Les leçons de la Grèce: la pseudo-gauche au pouvoir

Par Joe Kishore, 16 juillet 2015

La trahison de Syriza est d'autant plus éhontée qu'elle a eu lieu dans les jours qui ont suivi la répudiation populaire des ultimatums de l'UE lors du référendum organisé par le gouvernement lui-même.

Obama annonce un accord nucléaire « historique » avec l'Iran

Par Keith Jones, 16 juillet 2015

L'accord entérine un ensemble de vastes concessions faites par l'Iran et introduit de nouvelles conditions très favorables à Washington.

Une lettre d’Athènes

16 juillet 2015

Cette lettre a été envoyée au WSWS depuis Athènes

L'American Psychological Association, la torture et le Procès des médecins de Nuremberg

Par Tom Carter, 16 juillet 2015

Un rapport indépendant de 542 pages rendu public vendredi dernier montre l'implication de la Société américaine de psychologie dans le programme de torture de la CIA.

New in German

Lehren aus Griechenland: Pseudolinke an der Macht

Von Joseph Kishore, 16. Juli 2015

Syrizas Verrat ist umso dreister, als er nur wenige Tage nach dem Referendum erfolgt, das die Regierung selbst einberufen hat und das dem EU-Ultimatum eine glasklare Absage erteilte.

Obama setzt sich für „historisches“ Atomabkommen mit dem Iran ein

Von Keith Jones, 16. Juli 2015

Durch das Abkommen werden die Zugeständnisse Teherans vom „Rahmenabkommen“ im April bekräftigt und weitere für Washington günstige Bedingungen festgelegt.

Veranstaltung der PSG und der IYSSE in Berlin
Solidarität mit den griechischen Arbeitern! Kämpft gegen das Diktat von Schäuble und Merkel!

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 16. Juli 2015

Um gegen das Spardiktat der Bundesregierung und der EU zu kämpfen, ist es notwendig, die Lehren aus der Kapitulation Syrizas zu ziehen

Opel-Arbeiter verurteilen Schäubles Spardiktat

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 16. Juli 2015

Die WSWS sprach mit Arbeitern von Opel-Rüsselsheim und einem Vertrauensmann von ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg über die mörderischen Kürzungsmaßnahmen, die die deutsche Regierung Griechenland aufgezwungen hat.

Syrische Flüchtlinge protestieren in Dortmund

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 16. Juli 2015

Seit über zwei Monaten protestieren Flüchtlinge aus dem Bürgerkriegsland Syrien in Dortmund, um endlich Asyl und damit das Recht zu bekommen, ihre in der Heimat gebliebenen Familien in Sicherheit zu bringen. Ein WSWS-Reporterteam sprach mit einigen von ihnen.

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Perspective

The battle ahead for US autoworkers

16 July 2015

The opening of talks on new contracts covering 140,000 US autoworkers was marked by a grotesque display of UAW-corporate unity on plans to boost company profits and increase exploitation.

Earlier Perspectives »

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “The consequences of Syriza’s betrayal: From terms of surrender to terms of occupation”

Posted here is a translation into Greek of the Perspective of the WSWS posted on July 13.

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

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Commentary

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

By Tom Hall and Barry Grey, 16 July 2015

The groundswell of support for Sanders indicates a growing interest in socialism, but workers will not find in his campaign an alternative to capitalism.

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

More on the 2016 US Elections »

Australian Greens senator talks of war with China

By James Cogan, 15 July 2015

More on the South China Sea crisis »

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

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

Baltimore, Maryland police chief fired under pressure from police union

More on police violence in the US »

US preparing new drone deployments to North Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2015

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

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

Arts Review

Mary Ellen Mark: Photographer and humanist

By Seraphine Collins, 16 July 2015

Acclaimed American photographer Mary Ellen Mark recently died, leaving behind an extensive and thought-provoking body of work.

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

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party fields 43 candidates in Sri Lankan general elections

By our correspondent, 16 July 2015

The SEP’s election slates are headed by leading party members with long-standing records of fighting for socialist internationalism.

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting defends victimised plantation workers

By our correspondents, 15 July 2015

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

Autoworkers Struggles

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

By Jerry White, 15 July 2015

Workers face 1930s-type exploitation at Chicago Ford plants

By Kristina Betinis, 15 July 2015

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

New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby

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“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”

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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