Nearly 14 million Americans live in neighborhoods of extreme poverty

By Evan Blake, 24 August 2015

The growth of extreme poverty is rooted in decades of deindustrialization in America’s former manufacturing hubs.

Varoufakis documents Syriza's political treachery

By Robert Stevens, 24 August 2015

Varoufakis’ documentation of the reactionary, anti-socialist perspective of Syriza exposes the lies of the Left Platform and pseudo-left groups the world over.

EU backs Greece’s Tsipras as Left Platform splits from Syriza

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Tensions remain high on Korean Peninsula

By Ben McGrath, 24 August 2015

Despite talks between North and South Korea, both sides continue to issue threats and counter-threats.

Sri Lankan corporate elite demands “tough” economic decisions from new government

By Saman Gunadasa, 24 August 2015

The “national unity government” will impose severe austerity measures and will not hesitate to use police-state measures against any resistance by working people.

Republican candidates attack the Fourteenth Amendment

By Patrick Martin, 24 August 2015

The demand for repeal of birthright citizenship, initiated by billionaire Donald Trump, marks a further shift to the right by the US ruling elite.

Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter: A revealing confrontation

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Lockout of 2,200 workers at Pittsburgh-based steel manufacturer enters second week

By Evan Winters, 24 August 2015

The United Steelworkers union is isolating locked-out workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc., which is demanding steep cuts and the conversion of the workforce into low-wage casual labor.

Thousands of US steelworkers rally in advance of contract expiration

US contract deadlines in auto and steel
For a united offensive of autoworkers and steelworkers against the corporate-government assault

St. Petersburg, Florida: Millions of gallons of untreated sewage pumped into bayou

By Matthew MacEgan, 24 August 2015

St. Petersburg has been carelessly pumping raw sewage into local neighborhoods and Tampa Bay in order to cut costs.

Passengers foil shooting plot in Amsterdam-Paris train

By Kumaran Ira, 24 August 2015

Following the foiled shooting in a high-speed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris, the EU is tightening security measures.

Poland rearms against Russia

By Clara Weiss, 24 August 2015

Poland's president is demanding permanent NATO military bases in Eastern Europe.

Protests continue against Ecuadorean President Correa’s policies

By Marc Wells, 24 August 2015

Police attacked a national demonstration on August 13 with tear gas and batons.

UK Tube strike: Conservative transport spokesman calls for scab force

By Michael Barnes, 24 August 2015

Aslef train operators will be used as “battle fodder” by the Conservative government and London Underground management to break their colleagues’ strike.

New in Greek

Επί τόπου ρεπορτάζ από την Αθήνα
Οι Έλληνες εργαζόμενοι μιλούν ανοιχτά μετά από ψήφο για «όχι» στη λιτότητα
«Είμαστε στον 21ο αιώνα – θέλουμε κάτι περισσότερο από αυτό»

Του Ρόμπερτ Στίβενς και Κρίστοφ Ντράιερ, 22 Αύγουστος 2015

Από τότε που τα δύο τρίτα των Ελλήνων ψηφοφόρων ψήφισαν ενάντια στα μέτρα λιτότητας της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης την Κυριακή, ο κόσμος στους δρόμους της Αθήνας περιμένει, με ανησυχία, τα πρώτα αποτελέσματα των διαπραγματεύσεων στις Βρυξέλλες για ένα νέο μνημόνιο.

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ABD, Meksika ve Kanada otomotiv işçileri ortak mücadeleyle karşı karşıya

David Brown ve Jerry White, 24 Ağustos 2015

İşçilerin karşı karşıya olduğu mücadele, şirket yönetimlerinin araçlarından başka bir şey olmayan sendikaların eline bırakılamaz. Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, işçileri, işçilerin demokratik olarak kontrol ettiği ve UAW’nin denetiminden bağımsız taban komiteleri kurmaya çağırır.

100 yıl önce: Liebknecht Almanya Parlamentosu’nda savaş kredilerine karşı oy verdi

24 Ağustos 2015

Yalnızca Liebknecht, parti disiplinine ve otokratik Alman hükümdarı Kaiser Wilhelm II’nin savaş politikalarına herkesin önünde meydan okuyarak, “hayır” oyu verdi.

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En Grèce l'UE soutient Tsipras, la Plate-forme de gauche se sépare de Syriza

Par Robert Stevens, 24 août 2015

Les nouvelles élections font partie d'une conspiration politique, impliquant à la fois SYRIZA et le Parti d'unité populaire nouvellement formé, dans le but d'imposer des mesures d'austérité impopulaires.

Vente de panique sur les marchés financiers mondiaux

Par Barry Grey, 24 août 2015

La crise boursière est alimentée par des signes que l’économie mondiale sombre dans une nouvelle récession ou dans une dépression pure et simple.

Des soldats tirent sur les réfugiés qui tentent d’entrer en Macédoine

Par Bill Van Auken, 24 août 2015

L’attaque brutale s’est produite dans le contexte d’une crise sur la façon de réagir au nombre croissant de réfugiés qui fuient vers l’Europe pour échapper à la guerre et à la pauvreté.

Kshama Sawant de Socialist Alternative aux côtés de Bernie Sanders à un rassemblement du Parti démocrate

Par Eric London, 24 août 2015

Agissant tels de véritables membres du personnel de la campagne de Sanders, Sawant et Socialist Alternative réagissent à l'aggravation d'une crise dans le Parti démocrate.

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Perspective

Global Ponzi scheme threatens to implode

24 August 2015

The global stock market selloff reflects the inability of governments and central banks to address the fundamental contradictions of the capitalist system that led to the Wall Street crash of 2008–2009.

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75 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

75 years since the assassination of Trotsky: 1940-2015
Leon Trotsky’s place in history

By David North, 21 August 2015

Published here is a section of a lecture delivered on the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky. The full lecture is included in David North’s book, In Defense of Leon Trotsky.

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Joseph Kishore, 20 August 2015

Autoworkers Struggles

Strong support from Canadian Fiat Chrysler workers for an international struggle

By Jerry White, 24 August 2015

A campaign team distributed the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter to FCA workers in Brampton, Ontario.

WSWS campaigns for unity of US and Canadian autoworkers

By Jerry White, 22 August 2015

Video: The battle facing US autoworkers

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 10 August 2015

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Commentary

German Left Party leader backs sellout by Ver.di trade union

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 August 2015

Following the nursery workers' rejection of the arbitration decision to end their strike, Ver.di is receiving help from the Left Party to restore control over the situation.

Panic sell-off on world financial markets

By Barry Grey, 22 August 2015

World capitalism “toboggans toward catastrophe”

Britain: Labour leadership beset by talk of splits, coups and legal challenges

By Julie Hyland, 22 August 2015

What does the “Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon” represent?

Troops fire on refugees trying to enter Macedonia

By Bill Van Auken, 22 August 2015

Capitalism and the global refugee crisis

Autopsy reveals St. Louis police shot teenager Mansur Ball-Bey in the back

By Evan Blake, 22 August 2015

More on police violence in America »

German “democrat” Heribert Prantl lauds vote on austerity for Greece

China: Details emerge of safety violations and corruption in Tianjin

“Lay us off now,” Chicago Teachers Union official says

25 years ago: Liberian civil war flares

On August 24, 1990, a “peacekeeping” force arrived off the coast of Liberia with orders to end the eight-month civil war in which more than 5,000 had been killed.

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50 years ago: Switzerland avalanche kills 88 workers

On August 30, 1965, an avalanche from the Allalin Glacier in southern Switzerland killed 88 workers and seriously injured eight others.

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75 years ago: Breakthrough study in use of penicillin published

In the edition of the British medical journal The Lancet published on August 24, 1940, there appeared an article showing the potential use of penicillin as a means of combatting bacterial infections.

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100 years ago: Russian Army retreats on Eastern front

On August 25, 1915 the German Army took the fortress of Brest-Litovsk, then in eastern Poland, which before World War I was part of the Russian Empire.

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Arts Review

Xavier Dolan’s Mommy: The story of a troubled youth

By Laurent Lafrance, 22 August 2015

The Good Fight: the latest from Washington DC-based hip hop artist Oddisee

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) Election Campaign

The significance of the SEP’s vote in Sri Lankan elections

By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 August 2015

The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) replies to the United Socialist Party

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!

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Book Review

Book review
The Devil is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miners and their Battle for Freedom, by James Green

By Tom Mackaman, 18 August 2015

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