Obama speech on Iran: Collapse of nuclear deal will mean war

By Barry Grey, 6 August 2015

Obama’s attempt to cast the policy shift toward Iran as a commitment to peaceful diplomacy and adherence to international law is a transparent fraud.

The Iran nuclear pact and US imperialism’s drive for global hegemony

US uses ASEAN summit to escalate confrontation with Beijing

By Mike Head, 6 August 2015

Washington’s provocative accusations against China over the South China Sea heighten the danger of war between the two nuclear-armed powers, whether by deliberate provocation or miscalculation.

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

Thousands protest torture-murder of Mexican photojournalist and four women

By Rafael Azul, 6 August 2015

Behind these savage killings is a campaign to silence critics of the regime and defenders of human rights.

Obama administration finalizes climate rules

By Daniel de Vries, 6 August 2015

The Clean Power Plan is a signal to Wall Street and the energy giants that their profits bound up with natural gas are safe.

ACLU files lawsuit over handcuffing of Kentucky school children

By Naomi Spencer, 6 August 2015

The spread of police state measures extends into the public schools.

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Bronx exposes safety issues

By Sandy English, 6 August 2015

Seven people have died and 86 have taken ill in the Bronx from the airborne bacterial form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease.

German army peddles propaganda at heavy metal concert

By Gustav Kemper, 6 August 2015

In order to boost its flagging recruitment campaign, the German army has intensified its attempt to reach the “heart of society.”

Surge in homelessness among young people across the UK

By Dennis Moore, 6 August 2015

According to a new study, an estimated 1.3 million young people aged 16 to 24 have slept rough during the past year.

Flooding across South Asia affects millions of people

By Oscar Grenfell, 6 August 2015

Monsoonal downpours have created a humanitarian disaster, with the most impoverished and oppressed people among the worst affected.

New in Greek

«Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ αγνόησε τις επιθυμίες του ελληνικού λαού»
Εργαζόμενοι μιλούν ανοιχτά ενάντια στη λιτότητα στην Ελλάδα

Του Ρόμπερτ Στίβενς και Κρίστοφ Ντράιερ, 6 Αύγουστος 2015

Στο Παγκράτι, μια συνοικία στη νοτιοανατολική Αθήνα, ο κόσμος σχημάτιζε ουρές όλη τη μέρα στα ΑΤΜ συζητώντας το δημοψήφισμα που θα διεξαχθεί την Κυριακή για τα προστάγματα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης (ΕΕ) και του Διεθνούς Νομισματικού Ταμείου (ΔΝΤ).

New in French

Plus de 450 civils tués par des frappes aériennes américaines en Irak et en Syrie

Par Will Morrow, 6 août 2015

Le nombre réel des civils tués est sans aucun doute beaucoup plus élevé car les Etats-Unis et leurs alliés suppriment toute preuve de morts civiles,

Est-ce que Bernie Sanders est un socialiste?

Par Tom Hall et Barry Grey, 6 août 2015

Le soutien à Sanders indique un intérêt grandissant pour le socialisme, mais les travailleurs ne vont pas trouver dans sa campagne une alternative au capitalisme.

Il y a un an Obama lançait sa guerre en Irak et en Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 6 août 2015

Au-delà des contradictions ahurissantes et de la masse des mensonges destinés à faire accepter cette guerre, ses seuls éléments constants sont les méthodes de l’impérialisme américain et les objectifs prédateurs de celui-ci.

New in Spanish

La putrefacción en el corazón de la economía estadounidense

Por Nick Beams, 6 agosto 2015

La historia oficial del régimen de baja tasa de interés era que iba a impulsar la inversión, lo que lleva a una expansión económica y la recuperación. De hecho, la política ha llevado al crecimiento del parasitismo en una escala sin precedentes.

Se intensifica el escándalo de Petrobras tras el arresto de importantes empresarios brasileños

Por Armando Cruz, 6 agosto 2015

La crisis política por la investigación del escándalo de sobornos alrededor del gigante petrolero estatal brasileño Petrobras se intensificó durante las recientes semanas con el arresto de los directores ejecutivos de las dos más grandes corporaciones brasileñas.

Desaceleración económica en el Perú inflama tensiones sociales

Por Cesar Uco, 6 agosto 2015

Dos años de creciente desaceleración de la economía de Perú ha comenzado a pasar factura a la clase obrera peruana, creando las condiciones para renovar la lucha de clases.

New in German

Ein Jahr Krieg in Irak und Syrien unter Obama

Von Bill Van Auken, 6. August 2015

Die Obama-Regierung begeht den ersten Jahrestag ihrer Kriegsoffensive im Nahen Osten mit einer weiteren Eskalation. Bei aller Widersprüchlichkeit seiner Strategie gibt es eine Konstante: die räuberischen Ziele des US-Imperialismus.

Ranges Entlassung und der Angriff auf die Pressefreiheit

Von Peter Schwarz, 6. August 2015

Die Ereignisse, die zur Entlassung von Generalbundesanwalt Harald Range geführt haben, zeigen, wie weit die Vorbereitungen zur Errichtung eines autoritären Staats gediehen sind.

Transpazifisches Handelsabkommen TPP gescheitert

Von Mike Head, 6. August 2015

Das Scheitern der TPP-Verhandlungen in Hawaii ist ein Debakel für die Konfrontation der USA mit China.

Großbritannien:
Wahl des Vorsitzenden der Labour Party endet in Parteikrise

Von Julie Hyland, 6. August 2015

In Großbritannien endet die Wahl des Vorsitzenden der Labour-Party in einer Farce, samt Putschdrohung, sollte der „falsche“ Kandidat gewinnen.

Syrizas Austeritätspolitik entlarvt die reaktionäre Rolle der französischen NPA

Von Alex Lantier und Anthony Torres, 6. August 2015

Die NPA hat Syriza als große Hoffnung für linke Politik dargestellt. Wenn Syriza jetzt die Spardiktate der EU gegen die griechische Bevölkerung durchsetzt, trägt die NPA politische Verantwortung dafür.

Die Frankfurter Schule, die Postmoderne und die Politik der Pseudolinken: Eine marxistische Kritik – Vorwort
Teil 3

Von David North, 6. August 2015

Gegenstand dieses Buchs ist die Beziehung zwischen der Theorie des Marxismus und der Ausarbeitung von Programm, Perspektiven und Praxis der trotzkistischen Bewegung.

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Perspective

The 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

6 August 2015

Washington’s use of the atomic weapons was aimed at terrorising not just the Japanese regime, but above all the Soviet Union, and ensuring post-war American global dominance.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) Election Campaign

Sri Lankan irrigation department residents discuss SEP policies

By our correspondent, 6 August 2015

Irrigation department and other local workers in Ratmalana, near Colombo, voice their anger over rising poverty and increasing exploitation.

Tamil National Alliance presents pro-imperialist manifesto in Sri Lankan elections

By K. Nesan, 5 August 2015

Manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) for the 2015 general election
Against war and austerity! Fight for a workers’ and peasants’ government and a socialist program!

Sri Lanka: JVP election manifesto woos big business

Sri Lankan SEP General Secretary Wije Dias interviewed on national election channel

The international significance of the Sri Lankan general election

More on the SEP (Sri Lanka) election campaign »

Mehring Books

An important contribution to Marxist theory
The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

21 July 2015

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique by David North. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.

Foreword to The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

By David North

A pdf file of the complete foreword is available here.

What is the pseudo-left?

By The WSWS Editorial Board, 30 July 2015

Political developments in Greece in recent months are a striking confirmation of the WSWS's analysis of “pseudo-left” tendencies.

Arts Review

Mr. Holmes: Old age, the perils of science, a minor mystery solved …

By David Walsh, 6 August 2015

In post-World War II Britain, the great detective Sherlock Holmes lives in seclusion in rural Sussex, with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her young son Roger.

Trainwreck: The latest from Judd Apatow

Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944) and the phenomenon of American film noir

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “Syriza disregarded the wishes of the Greek population: Workers speak out against austerity in Greece.”

Posted here is a translation into Greek of the on the spot report report in Athens.

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “The pseudo-left covers up Syriza’s betrayal”

Autoworkers Struggles

Fiat Chrysler reports sharp rise in second-quarter profits

By Nick Barrickman, 31 July 2015

Ford and GM announce huge quarterly profits

By Josh Varlin, 29 July 2015

Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team?

The battle ahead for US autoworkers

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

More on autoworkers struggles »

Socialist Equality Party

IYSSE, SEP (Australia) lectures: 100 years since the Zimmerwald conference

6 August 2015

The issues that erupted at Zimmerwald a century ago have the most decisive contemporary significance.

Commentary

One year of Obama’s Iraq-Syria war

By Bill Van Auken, 5 August 2015

Over 450 civilians killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

German government fires prosecutor over treason charge against Internet blog

By Ulrich Rippert, 5 August 2015

Media fans speculation over possible Biden presidential bid

By Tom Eley, 5 August 2015

The oligarchs’ election

Sanders talks “left” and moves right

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

More on the 2016 US elections »

Imperialist powers prepare another military intervention in Libya

By Jean Shaoul, 5 August 2015

Second-largest US coal producer files for bankruptcy

By Andre Damon, 5 August 2015

The rot at the heart of the American economy

International Viewpoint, Syriza and the fraud of Greece’s “Truth Committee” on debt

By Robert Stevens, 4 August 2015

The political bankruptcy of Syriza’s Left Platform

More on the crisis in Greece »

Workers Struggles

US telecom unions order Verizon workers to stay on job as contract expires

By Samuel Davidson and Maria Kovalenko, 5 August 2015

Book Review

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman: More of a moneymaking than a literary event?

By Sandy English, 3 August 2015

Harper Lee’s early draft of a novel, Go Set a Watchman, has sold over a million copies in the United States since its release two weeks ago.

Samuel Kassow’s Who Will Write Our History?

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Student initiatives in Germany oppose media witch-hunt against IYSSE and “Münkler-Watch”

By Christoph Dreier, 21 July 2015

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

More on the fight for historical truth in Germany »