Chinese state banks commit $200 billion to stem market selloff

By Nick Beams, 20 July 2015

The massive bank intervention was one of a series of measures initiated by the government and financial authorities to halt the plunge in share values.

The significance of the Chinese stock market rout

Buckingham Palace orders inquiry, threatens legal action over Nazi salute film

By Julie Hyland, 20 July 2015

The publication of a video showing members of the British royal family, including a young Queen Elizabeth, giving the Hitler salute has ignited a political firestorm in Great Britain.

Saudi-backed militias capture key Yemen port city

By Thomas Gaist, 20 July 2015

The death toll from the nearly four month old US-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen continues to mount, with at least 140 civilians killed in the past 10 days alone.

President Obama postures as prison reformer

By Evan Blake, 20 July 2015

Barack Obama, who presides over the world’s largest gulag, postured as an opponent of mass incarceration during his Thursday visit to an Oklahoma prison.

Texas prison death highlights police violence in America

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Pew report: US unfunded public pension liabilities hit $1 trillion

By George Gallanis, 20 July 2015

State and local governments have systematically starved public employee pension funds of cash for decades, claiming that there is “no money” to properly fund them.

The drive to dismantle pensions in the United States

Consol Energy cuts 470 workers
Coal and gas layoffs mount as prices continue to fall

By Samuel Davidson, 20 July 2015

Thousands of coal miners and well drillers are losing their jobs as layoffs sweep throughout the coal and natural gas industries due to the continued price slump.

American Federation of Teachers endorses Clinton

By Tom Hall, 20 July 2015

The teachers’ union endorsement follows years of political subordination to the Democratic Party by top AFT bureaucrats.

Campaign fundraising in 2016 US election cycle soars to new records

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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Brooklyn Library locations sold to real estate developers

By Isaac Finn, 20 July 2015

Two Brooklyn Library locations will be sold to real estate developers, allowing them to build housing market-rate units.

Bank of Canada announces second interest rate cut in six months

By Roger Jordan, 20 July 2015

Canada’s central bank all but acknowledged that the country has slipped into recession.

Large police mobilisation at right-wing Reclaim Australia rallies

By James Cogan, 20 July 2015

Reclaim Australia has been emboldened by the climate of anti-terrorism hysteria whipped up by the political establishment and the media.

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Alman parlamentosu Yunan işçilerine yönelik saldırıyı destekliyor

Peter Schwarz, 20 Temmuz 2015

Gerçekte, yeni kemer sıkma paketi, Yunanistan’ın harap olması, onun halkının kesin yoksullaşması ve kaynaklarının en güçlü Avrupalı finans çevreleri tarafından yağmalanması anlamına geliyor.

Tsipras kemer sıkma anlaşmasını eleştiren bakanları Yunan hükümetinden çıkardı

Alex Lantier, 20 Temmuz 2015

Yunanistan Başbakanı Alexis Tsipras, bakanlar kurulunda, yeni yıkıcı kemer sıkma paketine karşı çıkanları görevden aldığı bir değişiklik yaptığını açıkladı.

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Le parlement allemand soutient les attaques menées contre les travailleurs grecs

Par Peter Schwarz, 20 juillet 2015

le parlement allemand a soutenu à une large majorité des mesures d’austérité qui signifient l’appauvrissement pour la population grecque et le pillage des ressources du pays.

Le Parti de gauche applaudit la politique d'austérité de Syriza

Par Kumaran Ira, 20 juillet 2015

Malgré la capitulation d'Athènes au diktat d'austérité de l'Union européenne, le Parti de Gauche de Jean-Luc Mélenchon salue Syriza comme un modèle de résistance.

Les travailleurs allemands condamnent l’austérité imposée à la Grèce

Par nos correspondants, 20 juillet 2015

Les travailleurs GM-Opel de Rüsselsheim condamnent les mesures d’austérité brutales imposées le week-end dernier par Berlin à la Grèce.

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Perspective

The US presidency for sale

20 July 2015

The 2016 US presidential election will be decided, not by the votes of the people, but by a flood of dollars from a small number of billionaires.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Sebastian Kempkens in Uni Spiegel: Gutter journalism in the service of German imperialism

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 20 July 2015

Sebastian Kempkens, the editor of a university magazine published by Der Spiegel, has joined the media chorus denouncing anti-militarist students at Humboldt University.

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”

The Crisis in Greece

The confessions of Yanis Varoufakis: The pseudo-left as a social type

By Chris Marsden, 20 July 2015

The former Greek finance minister described in a recent interview the “air of defeat” within the Syriza leadership following the landslide “no” vote in the July 5 referendum on EU austerity.

German parliament supports attacks on Greek workers

By Peter Schwarz, 18 July 2015

Tsipras expels critics of EU austerity deal from Greek cabinet

By Alex Lantier, 18 July 2015

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

By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2015

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

By Kumaran Ira, 18 July 2015

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

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

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Arts Review

Artist Shepard Fairey arrested on felony charges for Detroit graffiti

By Zac Corrigan, 20 July 2015

Fairey was arrested less than two months after completing a mural in Detroit, commissioned by billionaire Dan Gilbert.

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

25 years ago: US sets trap for Iraqi president Saddam Hussein

On July 25, 1990, US Ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie met with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and encouraged him to believe that Washington would not intervene if a military conflict broke out between Iraq and Kuwait.

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50 years ago: 10,000 battle riot police in Athens

On July 21, 1965, police in Athens attacked a crowd, estimated by western media at 10,000, demonstrating for the reinstatement of former Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou.

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75 years ago: Battle for Britain begins

On July 24, 1940, the first major clashes over the skies of southern Britain took place between the British and German air forces.

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100 years ago: British defeat Ottoman troops in Battle of Nasiriyah

On July 24, 1915, British troops defeated Ottoman forces in the battle of Nasiriyah, securing control of the strategically important city in modern-day Iraq.

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Science

Pluto and Earth

By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2015

New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby

Commentary

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

By Fred Mazelis, 18 July 2015

Conservative government concealed UK participation in Syria air strikes

By Julie Hyland, 18 July 2015

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Japanese government pushes militarist legislation amid mass protests

UK Conservative government curtails right to strike

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

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.

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