Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
Washington and Beijing draw battle lines over South China Sea

By James Cogan, 6 June 2016

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter threatened that China “could end up erecting a Great Wall of self-isolation.”

Economic nationalism and the growing danger of war

The danger of nuclear war between the US and China

Hundreds more refugees die in the Mediterranean

By Martin Kreikenbaum, 6 June 2016

Within eight days, many more than 1,200 refugees have drowned during their voyage to Europe.

Who is responsible for the massacre in the Mediterranean?

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

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UK Labour leader Corbyn stakes his future on vote to remain in EU

By Chris Marsden, 6 June 2016

Corbyn is towing the line dictated by the dominant sections of British imperialism, which see membership of the EU as essential for securing Britain’s economic interests.

The Brexit referendum, socialism and the European working class

Jeremy Corbyn appeals to UK Labour’s Blairite wing for unity

German government tightens anti-terror laws

By Johannes Stern, 6 June 2016

Throughout Europe, the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris are being used as a pretext for constructing a police state, just as happened in the US following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

“Why should CEOs get double and triple raises and we get health care cuts?
Verizon workers discuss CWA contract betrayal

By Shannon Jones, 6 June 2016

The Communications Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the media have unleashed a barrage of propaganda to back the sellout deal

Lessons of the Verizon strike

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

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San Diego transit strike called off after agreement announced

By our reporters, 6 June 2016

Terms of the new contract covering workers at First Transit have not been made available by either the company or the union.

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

The dismantling of public education and Obama’s education legacy
Part 2

By Nancy Hanover, 6 June 2016

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

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

Zika virus causes first mainland US case of microcephaly

By David Brown, 6 June 2016

The Zika virus continues to spread, particularly in areas of concentrated poverty, as researchers struggle to predict its potential impact.

Investigation reveals signs of nationwide US water crisis

By Genevieve Leigh, 6 June 2016

As many as 33 major US cities were found to have engaged in deceptive water testing procedures to hide high lead levels in drinking water, according to a Guardian investigation.

Australia: Melbourne homeless continue city protest

By our reporters, 6 June 2016

Homeless people are defying arrest threats, city council denunciations and a media slander campaign.

Australian economic growth data masks slump and inequality

By Mike Head, 6 June 2016

While output rose, disposable income has now fallen for two years, indicating declining living standards.

New in Arabic

التقرير التقديمي بمناسبة الأول من أيار 2016

دافيد نورث, 3 يونيو 2016

فيما يلي الخطاب الذي ألقاه دافيد نورث ، الرئيس الدولي لتحرير موقع WSWS، ورئيس حزب المساواة الاشتراكي في الولايات المتحدة، بمناسبة اللقاء الدولي الافتراضي ( عبر شبكة الإنترنت) الذي نظم في الأول من أيار 2016.

New in Spanish

Elecciones y criminalización política en Estados Unidos

Por Patrick Martin, 6 junio 2016

Es posible que sean puestos en el banquillo por sus crímenes, antes del balotaje, los principales candidatos presidenciales de los partidos Republicano y Demócrata, Donald Trump y Hillary Clinton.

New in German

Wieder Hunderte Tote im Mittelmeer

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 6. Juni 2016

Erneut sind im Mittelmeer Hunderte Flüchtlinge bei zwei Bootsunglücken ertrunken. Innerhalb von nur acht Tagen sind damit weit mehr als 1.200 Flüchtlinge ums Leben gekommen.

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Perspective

Who will follow the example of Muhammad Ali’s principled stand in our day?

6 June 2016

The former heavyweight boxing champion, who died June 3, made his chief mark on history and popular consciousness by his courageous opposition to the Vietnam War.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Video

Striking rail workers speak out on movement against French labor law

By Alex Lantier and V. Gnana, 6 June 2016

WSWS reporters spoke to striking rail workers and students mobilized in solidarity with their strike at railway stations across Paris.

Featured series on Australian unions

What the Royal Commission into Australia’s trade unions revealed
Part Four: The CFMEU’s “training organisations” and “charities”

By Will Fulgenzi—SEP candidate for Wills, 6 June 2016

The crown for the most egregious of the unions’ various corporate entities must go to the CFMEU’s “training” organisations and “charities.”

Arts Review

Anohni’s Hopelessness: A protest against war, drone bombings and more
“If I killed your mother with a drone bomb, how would you feel?”—Crisis

By Zac Corrigan, 6 June 2016

Anohni is the British-born, American transgender singer formerly known as Antony Hegarty who released five albums under the name Antony and the Johnsons.

Anohni speaks on war, inequality and Obama

By George Marlowe, 6 June 2016

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Anohni about her new album.

25 years ago: Yeltsin defeats Gorbachev in Soviet elections

On June 12, 1991, Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian Republic of the Soviet Union by a 57 percent majority.

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50 years ago: James Meredith shot in Mississippi civil rights march

On June 6, 1966, former University of Mississippi student James Meredith was shot in the back while participating in a march to promote black voter registration in the state.

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75 years ago: Labor candidate loses Minneapolis election

On June 9, 1941, T.A. Eide, candidate of the Minneapolis Central Labor Union, narrowly lost the city’s mayoral election to the Republican candidate, by a margin of 80,359 to 74,497.

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100 years ago: Arab Revolt against Ottoman Empire proclaimed

On June 7, 1916, the Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, issued a proclamation denouncing the ruling party in Turkey, and proclaiming the independence of the regions known as Hejaz.

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australia’s Nick Xenophon: An “anti-politician” with a nationalist and militarist program

By Mike Head—SEP candidate for the Senate in Queensland, 4 June 2016

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

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

Support the Socialist Equality Party 2016 election campaign!
Vote against war and budget cuts! For internationalism and socialism!

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New in Arabic

Arabic translation of May Day 2016 report by David North

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce that the introductory speech by David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered to the International May Day Online Rally 2016 is published in Arabic here.

Socialist Equality Party (UK)

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!—Socialism versus left nationalism:
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the ICFI, to speak at London public meeting on June 14

4 June 2016

Peter Schwarz will speak on the historical experience of the German workers’ movement, which paid a terrible price for the subordination of the Communist Party of Germany to nationalism in the 1930s.

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

Commentary

The US elections and the criminalization of American politics

By Patrick Martin, 3 June 2016

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part 1

By Thomas Gaist, 4 June 2016

What is behind the Armenian resolution passed by the German parliament?

By Johannes Stern, 4 June 2016

Portrait of the social crisis in America: Rockford, Illinois

By George Gallanis and George Marlowe, 4 June 2016

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

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

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

By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 31 May 2016

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