Syriza agrees to full list of EU austerity demands in new bailout plan

By Robert Stevens, 12 August 2015

The proposed deal, which accepts all the main demands of the "troika," will have catastrophic consequences for Greece’s already impoverished population.

Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek working class

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Turkish government steps up repression of political opponents

By Halil Celik and Jean Shaoul, 12 August 2015

Police have violently broken up peaceful antiwar demonstrations, and the government has blocked more than 90 news websites.

Turkey put on a war footing

New York governor implicated in torture by state prison officials

By Eric London, 12 August 2015

Prison guards tortured and beat dozens of inmates following the escape of two prisoners in June, hanging one with a plastic bag until he lost consciousness.

Ferguson protests continue in defiance of state of emergency

By Evan Blake, 12 August 2015

Protesters demonstrated once again Monday night, and were met by riot police who used pepper spray and arrested at least 22 protesters.

Journalists arrested during Ferguson protests last year face charges

By Fred Mazelis, 12 August 2015

Police murder and class rule in America

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Sanders’ appeal to anger over inequality continues to draw crowds

By Tom Hall, 12 August 2015

The more than 100,000 people who attended Sanders’ recent rallies would not have found anything genuinely oppositional, let alone “socialist,” in the remarks of the senator from Vermont.

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders

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Three million gallons of hazardous mine waste released into Colorado river

By Kevin Martinez, 12 August 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the spill occurred when employees were investigating contamination at the Gold King Mine above Silverton.

Wisconsin judge rules youths must be tried as adults for attempted murder

By Niles Williamson, 12 August 2015

The two 13-year-old girls, who have been charged with attempting to kill their friend to please the fictional Slender Man character, face up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

Hutchison Ports’ sackings in Australia and the global restructuring of the docks

By Mike Head, 12 August 2015

Hutchison is rolling out remotely-controlled automated terminals around the world, ruthlessly destroying jobs and conditions.

Hutchison workers continue strike as Australian union calls for “negotiated” job cuts

Port Botany and Brisbane workers oppose Hutchison’s mass sackings

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New Zealand Meat Workers Union calls off two-day strike

By John Braddock, 12 August 2015

The unions have been operating from the outset to isolate and wear down workers in the protracted 18-month dispute over AFFCO’s demands for further cuts to working conditions.

Who is the new German Attorney General Peter Frank?

By Wolfgang Weber, 12 August 2015

The new attorney general will oversee the attack on democratic rights, an expansion of the security apparatus and the creation of the framework of a police state in Germany.

Germany: Layoffs at gourmet chain Karstadt/Perfetto

By Jan Peters and Marianne Arens, 12 August 2015

German department store group Karstadt is closing more branches and sacking hundreds of staff.

New in Russian

Гниение в самой сердцевине американской экономики

Ник Бимс, 12 августа 2015 г.

Последние данные о состоянии экономики США показывают картину замораживания инвестиций на фоне самого низкого роста зарплат за последние 30 лет.

New in Turkish

‘Frankfurt Okulu, Postmodernizm ve Sahte Solun Politikası: Marksist Bir Eleştiri’ye önsöz

David North, 12 Ağustos 2015

WSWS, David North’un yeni kitabı Frankfurt Okulu, Postmodernizm ve Sahte Solun Politikası: Marksist Bir Eleştiri’nin önsözünü yayımlamaya başlıyor. Kitap, Mehring Books’tan edinilebilir.

Sahte solun teorik ve tarihsel kökenleri

David North, 12 Ağustos 2015

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’nin (WSWS) Uluslararası Yayın Kurulu Başkanı David North’un, Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) İkinci Ulusal Kongresi’ne 8 Temmuz 2012’de yaptığı açılış konuşmasında sunulan raporu yayımlıyoruz.

New in French

Un manuel du Pentagone justifie crimes de guerre et censure de la presse

Par Patrick Martin, 12 août 2015

Le document de 1165 pages présente des justifications juridiques pour le meurtre de masse, la détention de civils et la persécution des journalistes, entre autres actes criminels.

Canada : Harper déclenche la campagne électorale fédérale

Par Keith Jones et Roger Jordan, 12 août 2015

Harper a fait savoir aux journalistes qu’il avait l’intention de mener une campagne très à droite, soulignant le bilan de son gouvernement en matière de réduction d’impôts, d’austérité et de politique étrangère agressive.

Le ministre allemand de l’Economie célèbre l’agrandissement du Canal de Suez

Par Johannes Stern, 12 août 2015

Les élites allemandes sont entichées de la dictature qui a noyé la révolution égyptienne dans le sang et crée des conditions attrayantes pour le capital financier international.

New in German

Pentagon-Manual rechtfertigt Kriegsverbrechen und Pressezensur

Von Patrick Martin, 12. August 2015

Das 1165.seitige Pentagon Manual entwickelt die juristische Begründung für Massenmord, Verhaftung von Zivilisten und die Verfolgung von Journalisten.

Proteste gegen Polizeigewalt in den USA
St. Louis County im US-Bundesstaat Missouri ruft Notstand aus

Von Evan Blake, 12. August 2015

Am Rande einer Gedenkveranstaltung zum ersten Jahrestag des Polizeimordes an Michael Brown wurden am Montag 100 Demonstranten verhaftet und ein Achtzehnjähriger niedergeschossen.

Ukraine: Regierung setzt russische Künstler auf Schwarze Liste

Von Niles Williamson, 12. August 2015

Die Schwarze Liste ist die kulturelle Seite der Offensive, mit der die Vereinigten Staaten und ihre Nato-Verbündeten die Ukraine aus der russischen Einflusssphäre lösen wollen.

Zweierlei Besucher
Für Diktatoren gelten andere Regeln als für ihre Opfer

Von Ute Reissner, 12. August 2015

Hunderte Flüchtlinge, viele von ihnen aus dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten, harren seit Tagen bei glühender Hitze vor der Zentralen Aufnahmestelle in Berlin-Moabit aus.

Anja Reschkes Anti-Rassismus-Kommentar verharmlost Rolle der Medien und der Regierung

Von Christoph Dreier, 12. August 2015

Panorama-Moderatorin Reschke wendet sich nicht gegen die fremdenfeindliche Medienhetze, sondern erklärt Rassismus kurzerhand zum Massenphänomen.

Misstrauensvotum gegen Verdi
Schlichterspruch im Kita-Streik von siebzig Prozent abgelehnt

Von Marianne Arens, 12. August 2015

Die Ablehnung des Schlichterspruchs im Kita-Streik gleicht einer Rebellion der Gewerkschaftsmitglieder gegen die Verdi-Führung.

ThyssenKrupp und deutschen Regierung kämpfen um U-Boot-Auftrag in Australien

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 12. August 2015

Der deutsche Rüstungskonzern ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) kämpft um einen milliardenschweren U-Boot-Auftrag in Australien und arbeitet dabei aufs engste mit der Bundesregierung zusammen.

Parlamentswahlen in Sri Lanka:
Partei der tamilischen Eliten stellt pro-imperialistisches Wahlmanifest vor

Von K. Nesan, 12. August 2015

Am 25. Juli stellte die Tamil National Alliance (TNA), die die Eliten der tamilischen Bevölkerung in Sri Lanka repräsentiert, in Jaffna im Norden Sri Lankas, ein reaktionäres Wahlmanifest vor.

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Perspective

Chinese currency devaluation underscores global instability

12 August 2015

Stock markets and commodity prices fell sharply in the wake of the decision to devalue the yuan, reflecting concerns about the perilous state of the Chinese and world economy.

Earlier Perspectives »

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Verlag
Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By Peter Schwarz, 10 August 2015

The World Socialist Web Site announces the upcoming publication of the German edition of Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin’s Humboldt University. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Verlag.

Foreword to Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin's Humboldt University

By Peter Schwarz, 10 August 2015

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.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose the political censorship of the IYSSE at Australian universities!
Oppose war and austerity! Defend democratic rights!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 12 August 2015

The IYSSE has been subjected to unprecedented acts of political censorship at a number of universities around Australia.

Autoworkers Struggles

US, Mexican and Canadian autoworkers face common fight

By David Brown and Jerry White, 12 August 2015

As talks for a new labor contract continue, the US-based automakers are threatening to shift more production to Mexico and other lower wage countries.

Video: The battle facing US autoworkers

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 10 August 2015

Volkswagen and IG Metall union plan massive job cuts

Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team?

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) Election Campaign

Sri Lankan election: 110 unions and NGOs back right-wing, pro-US UNP

By Saman Gunadasa, 12 August 2015

The organisations are not only campaigning for the United National Party but are also a “colour revolution” in waiting if the party loses.

Sri Lankan election: Pro-US UNP appeals to big business

By Rohantha De Silva, 11 August 2015

SEP campaign receives support in northern Sri Lanka

By our correspondent, 10 August 2015

Sri Lanka: Pseudo-left NSSP prepares to support US-backed “colour revolution”

Former Sri Lankan president mounts chauvinist election campaign

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!

More on the SEP (Sri Lanka) election campaign »

Book Review

The covert “selling” of anticommunism
The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America
Part 2

By Nancy Hanover, 12 August 2015

The Mighty Wurlitzer is an examination of the CIA’s 1947-67 campaigns against anti-capitalist and socialist thought.

The covert “selling” of anticommunism
The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America
Part 1

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

Arts Review

Amy, a documentary film about the British singer Amy Winehouse

By Joanne Laurier, 12 August 2015

Asif Kapadia’s documentary is a straightforward and compelling account of the performer’s life starting at the age of fourteen.

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

By David Walsh, 6 August 2015

Commentary

Pentagon manual justifies war crimes and press censorship

By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2015

Italian pseudo-left supports Syriza’s betrayal

By Marianne Arens, 11 August 2015

What is the pseudo-left?

US psychologists’ convention bans participation in torture

Conflict within US political establishment over Iran nuclear accord intensifies

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart steps down

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

11 August 2015

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

25 years ago: Magellan probe reaches orbit of Venus

On August 10, 1990, the NASA spacecraft Magellan fired its solid-rocket motor to complete its 15-month journey from Earth and position it for an orbit of Venus.

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50 years ago: Watts riot in Los Angeles

On August 11, 1965, one of the largest urban uprisings in US history erupted in the Watts ghetto of southeast Los Angeles, beginning a week of fighting with police and National Guard troops that left 36 people dead, 1,000 injured, 4,000 arrested and $200 million in buildings and other property destroyed.

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75 years ago: The Battle of Britain begins

On August 13, 1940, the German Luftwaffe launched a massive air attack with the aim of destroying the Royal Air Force (RAF) and wiping out Britain as a base of operations against Nazi Germany’s domination of the European continent.

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100 years ago: Leading young physicist killed in First World War

On August 10, 1915, British scientist Henry G.J. Moseley was killed in the fighting on the Gallipoli peninsula against the Ottoman Empire in World War I.

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New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “What is the pseudo-left?”

Posted here is a translation into Greek of the WSWS perspective published 30 July.

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

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

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

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