Texas prison death highlights police violence in America

By Andre Damon, 18 July 2015

The unexplained and suspicious death of Sandra Bland is only the latest episode in a wave of police violence and murder in the US.

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

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Release of grand jury transcript points again to frameup of the Rosenbergs

By Fred Mazelis, 18 July 2015

The new revelations undermine the post-Soviet effort to reaffirm the supposed guilt of the Rosenbergs.

Gunman kills four marines at Chattanooga Naval Reserve Center

By Tom Hall, 18 July 2015

Twenty-four-year-old Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on a military recruitment office before attacking a Naval Reserve facility in Tennessee.

Conservative government concealed UK participation in Syria air strikes

By Julie Hyland, 18 July 2015

British pilots have carried out attacks in flagrant disregard for the August 2013 parliamentary vote against British military involvement in Syria.

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Iran signals closer collaboration with West

By Peter Symonds, 18 July 2015

While hardliners have expressed some opposition to this week’s nuclear agreement, significant layers of business are already positioning themselves for the lifting of sanctions.

US seeks to placate Mideast allies angered by Iran nuclear deal

Obama promotes “historic” nuclear deal with Iran

Right Sector threatens violence throughout Ukraine

By Andrea Peters, 18 July 2015

After a standoff with government authorities in western Ukraine, the neo-fascist Right Sector militia is preparing “wide scale actions” in Kiev and elsewhere.

Canada boosts Kiev regime with free trade pact

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Scottish National Party’s anti-austerity hypocrisy exposed

By Stephen Alexander, 18 July 2015

The progressive pretensions of the SNP are a cover for core neo-liberal policies.

Auschwitz bookkeeper Gröning sentenced to four years in prison

By Sybille Fuchs, 18 July 2015

For decades, the German judicial system showed little interest in prosecuting those who participated in the murder machinery of the Nazis.

Sri Lankan president pledges to block rival

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 18 July 2015

Sirisena’s willingness to use his autocratic powers to prevent Rajapakse becoming prime minister exposes the fraudulent claim that his election represented a “democratic revolution.”

New Zealand Labour Party scapegoats Chinese over housing crisis

By John Braddock, 18 July 2015

Labour’s xenophobic anti-Chinese campaigns dovetail with moves by Washington to integrate New Zealand into its “pivot” against China.

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Fiat Chrysler e CNH firmano accordo con sindacati legato a produttività

Di Marc Wells, 18 luglio 2015

Il contratto di quattro anni smantella le conquistate storiche dei lavoratori e riduce notevolmente i salari degli 85.000 lavoratori dell’auto.

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Des universitaires et des généraux allemands font la promotion du réarmement et de la guerre

Par Johannes Stern, 18 juillet 2015

Une réunion-débat sur la « guerre hybride » avec des participants de haut rang, tenue la semaine dernière à Berlin, met en lumière ce qui se discute actuellement dans les milieux dirigeants allemands.

Le gouvernement japonais fait adopter des lois militaristes malgré une opposition de masse

Par Oscar Grenfell, 18 juillet 2015

Le passage de la législation marque une nouvelle étape dans la « réinterprétation » militariste de la constitution, officiellement pacifiste, du Japon

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Bundestag unterstützt Angriffe auf griechische Arbeiter

Von Peter Schwarz, 18. Juli 2015

Der Bundestag hat sich mit großer Mehrheit hinter das Spardiktat gestellt, das die völlige Verarmung der griechischen Bevölkerung und die rücksichtlose Plünderung der Ressourcen des Landes zum Ziel hat.

Massenproteste gegen militaristische Gesetze in Japan

Von Oscar Grenfell, 18. Juli 2015

Die Verabschiedung der Gesetze markiert ein weiteres Stadium der militaristischen „Neuinterpretation“ der nominell pazifistischen Verfassung Japans.

Sebastian Kempkens im Uni-Spiegel: Gossenjournalismus im Dienst des deutschen Imperialismus

International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 18. Juli 2015

Die Uni-Beilage des Spiegels hat mit einem Text von Sebastian Kempkens in den Chor eingestimmt, der antimilitarische Studierende an der Humboldt-Universität verleumdet.

Iran-Abkommen löst innenpolitische Konflikte in den USA aus

Von Patrick Martin, 18. Juli 2015

Der US-Kongress kann innerhalb von 82 Tagen die Aufhebung der Sanktionen gegen den Iran blockieren. Das würde erfordern, ein Veto des Präsidenten zu überstimmen.

SEP nimmt an Parlamentswahlen in Sri Lanka teil

Socialist Equality Party, 18. Juli 2015

Die SEP ist die einzige Partei mit einem internationalistischen, sozialistischen Programm gegen Krieg, Austerität und Angriffe auf demokratische Rechte.

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Perspective

German parliament supports attacks on Greek workers

18 July 2015

By a large majority, the German parliament has backed austerity measures that mean the impoverishment of the Greek people and the plundering of the country’s resources.

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The Crisis in Greece

Tsipras expels critics of EU austerity deal from Greek cabinet

By Alex Lantier, 18 July 2015

The cabinet reshuffle aims to stabilize the Syriza government while it negotiates a new austerity memorandum with the European Union.

Racism and arrogance: Anti-Greek agitation in the German media

By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2015

The German media’s anti-Greek agitation brings to mind the darkest period of German history.

France’s Left Party applauds Syriza’s imposition of EU austerity

By Kumaran Ira, 18 July 2015

Despite the capitulation of Greece’s Syriza-led government to the European Union’s austerity dictates, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Left Party is hailing Tsipras’ party as a model of resistance.

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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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

Pluto and Earth

By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2015

New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

By Tom Hall and Barry Grey, 16 July 2015

Campaign fundraising in 2016 US election cycle soars to new records

By Andre Damon, 17 July 2015

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White House official in charge of Obamacare rollout hired as health insurance lobbyist

By George Gallanis, 17 July 2015

Japanese government pushes militarist legislation amid mass protests

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 July 2015

UK Conservative government curtails right to strike

By Paul Mitchell, 17 July 2015

German academics, generals promote military build-up and war

US military launches Jade Helm domestic training operations

Autoworkers Struggles

The battle ahead for US autoworkers

By Jerry White, 16 July 2015

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

By Marc Wells, 16 July 2015

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

By Jerry White, 15 July 2015

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

18 July 2015

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

Arts Review

USA Network’s Mr. Robot: A provocative start, but where will it go?

By Christine Schofelt and David Walsh, 17 July 2015

Mary Ellen Mark: Photographer and humanist

By Seraphine Collins, 16 July 2015

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party fields 43 candidates in Sri Lankan general elections

By our correspondent, 16 July 2015

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting defends victimised plantation workers

By our correspondents, 15 July 2015

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

13 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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