Economic conflicts threaten global trade war

By Nick Beams, 3 June 2016

The decision by the US International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into 40 Chinese steel producers has far-reaching implications.

Deepening national antagonisms dominate G7 summit

CWA-Verizon “agreement in principle” facilitates victimization of workers

By Nick Barrickman, 3 June 2016

Verizon workers are reporting stepped up harassment from management since the unions shut down the seven-week strike.

Lessons of the Verizon strike

International Socialist Organization covers for CWA sabotage of Verizon strike

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Notes on police violence in America
DOJ rules out charges against Minneapolis police officers who killed Jamar Clark

By George Gallanis, 3 June 2016

Federal prosecutors determined that the officers were justified in shooting Clark in the back of the head as he was pinned down to the ground.

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The dismantling of public education and Obama's education legacy
Part 1

By Nancy Hanover, 3 June 2016

The past eight years have seen an unprecedented assault on the right to public education that has been spearheaded by the Obama administration and the financial industry.

Police carry out militarized lockdown of UCLA after murder-suicide

By Adam Mclean, 3 June 2016

Multiple police departments, including several SWAT teams as well as the FBI, swarmed the California university in response to reports of a shooting on the campus.

Strikes in France elicit support from German workers

By Verena Nees, 3 June 2016

Sympathy from workers and young people, anger and resentment in the media—this is how Germany is reacting to the strikes in France.

French strike movement exposes bankruptcy of New Anti-capitalist Party

Video: Striking oil workers speak out against anti-worker French labor law

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German Left Party congress carries out further shift to the right

By Ulrich Rippert, 3 June 2016

Regardless of the standard trite phrases about social justice, the Left Party set a political course at its party congress for participation in government at the federal level.

Anti-migrant propaganda dominates UK Brexit referendum

By Chris Marsden, 3 June 2016

Both the Remain and Leave campaigns for the June 23 referendum on UK membership of the European Union are pushing anti-migrant measures.

Sri Lankan president attends G7 “outreach meeting”

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 3 June 2016

The gathering’s main purpose was to more firmly tie the countries involved in the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia.”

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La Organización Socialista Internacional encubre el sabotaje del sindicato CWA contra la huelga en Verizon

Por Daniel de Vries y Joseph Kishore, 3 junio 2016

El periódico Socialist Worker y la revista Jacobin, del ISO, intensifican sus intentos en defensa de la decisión de los sindicatos de romper la huelga en Verizon.

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France : La vague de grèves contre la loi travail prends de l’ampleur

Par Kumaran Ira, 3 juin 2016

Alors que la bureaucratie syndicale se prépare à trahir un mouvement de grève grandissant, l’opposition à la loi travail du Parti socialiste s’intensifie dans la classe ouvrière

La controverse aux États-Unis sur la question de l’accès aux toilettes publiques pour les transgenres

Par Tom Carter, 3 juin 2016

La politique des démocrates sur le «bathroom bill» de la Caroline du Nord reflète leur stratégie qui consiste en l’utilisation de la politique identitaire pour obscurcir leur propre politique de droite antidémocratique.

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Perspective

The US elections and the criminalization of American politics

3 June 2016

The leading contenders for the Republican and Democratic Parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, may both face criminal indictments before the elections.

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Commentary

New TamilNet slanders against WSWS: an admission of political bankruptcy

By K. Nesan and V. Gnana, 3 June 2016

The Tamil nationalists did not answer the WSWS’s exposure of its slanders that the WSWS supports imperialism and genocide, but accused it of defending the Sri Lankan state.

US death rate rose in 2015

By Niles Niemuth, 2 June 2016

Deepening crisis in Democratic Party ahead of California primary

By Patrick Martin, 2 June 2016

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More than 2,500 refugees drowned in Mediterranean so far this year

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 2 June 2016

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The return of the “grand narrative”

By Andre Damon, 1 June 2016

US media witch-hunts parents of boy nearly killed by gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo

German Green Party leader confronts Jörg Baberowski with his war propaganda

Featured series on Australian unions

What the Royal Commission into Australia’s trade unions revealed
Part Two: Companies pay union “membership fees”

By Will Fulgenzi—SEP candidate for Wills, 3 June 2016

In exchange for implementing their agenda, major employers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to the unions.

History

Ninety years since the coup of Piłsudski
The Strategy of the Intermarium—Part 4
NATO’s preparations for war with Russia

By Clara Weiss, 3 June 2016

This is the final part of a series reviewing the history of the Intermarium, which was developed as a bourgeois nationalist antipode to the United Socialist States of Europe as proposed by Leon Trotsky.

Arts Review

HBO’s “Girls”: What should the voice of this generation say?

By Carlos Delgado, 3 June 2016

Praise for Lena Dunham’s “Girls” generally lauds its “frankness” and “realism” about the unpleasant, even ugly, aspects of life for American youth.

A talk given in San Diego, Berkeley and Ann Arbor
Art, war and social revolution—Part 2

By David Walsh, 1 June 2016

A talk given in San Diego, Berkeley, and Ann Arbor
Art, war and social revolution—Part 1

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Sydney University’s US Studies Centre: A bastion of pro-war strategy and propaganda

By Oscar Grenfell—SEP candidate for Grayndler, 2 June 2016

Australia: “Q&A” segment reveals a yawning social divide

SEP candidate challenges Labor, Greens, pseudo-left on climate change, war

Public meetings on the Australian election
Support the SEP in 2016! No to war and budget cuts! For socialism and internationalism!

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

3 June 2016

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

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Bus workers strike in San Diego, California
First Transit employees speak about social conditions

By our reporters, 1 June 2016

Chicago's homeless speak on poverty, inequality and budget cuts

By Jeff Lusanne, 31 May 2016

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

The Socialist Equality Party (Germany) stands candidates for the Berlin state elections

By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 31 May 2016

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, the German section of the Fourth International, is standing seven candidates in September’s Berlin state elections.

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!

Socialist Equality Party (UK)

The Brexit referendum, socialism and the European working class

By Julie Hyland, 26 May 2016

UK: Left Leave campaign lays out its nationalist agenda in Brexit referendum

Meeting in Sheffield on June 7
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!—Socialism versus left nationalism

26 May 2016

25 years ago: White House tapes shed light on development of Nixon crisis

Sixty hours of previously unreleased Nixon White House tapes were made available on June 4, 1991, by the US National Archives.

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50 years ago: Indira Gandhi devalues rupee

On June 5, 1966, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announced that on the following day the rupee, the Indian national currency, would be devalued by 57.4 percent.

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75 years ago: World War II spreads to Syria

On June 4, 1941, British bombers dropped heavy explosives on oil tanks and harbor installations in Beirut, Lebanon and blew up bridges in Syria.

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100 years ago: Russian Army begins major World War I offensive

On June 4, 1916, the Imperial Russian Army began a major offensive against Austria-Hungary on the eastern front of World War I, in the area of modern-day Ukraine.

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