NATO launches largest anti-Russian war game since Cold War

By Alex Lantier, 7 June 2016

Over 30,000 soldiers are participating in war games in Poland, based on a scenario in which war erupts between the NATO military alliance and Russia.

With frontrunner’s poll numbers falling in California
Clinton campaign, media rush to declare Clinton the Democratic nominee

By Barry Grey, 7 June 2016

The rush to declare Clinton the presumptive nominee is a measure not of political strength on the part of the Clinton campaign, but rather immense weakness and crisis.

The US elections and the criminalization of American politics

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US confronts China over trade, investment in Beijing talks

By Peter Symonds, 7 June 2016

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew set the tone for the annual dialogue with imperious demands that China slash overcapacity in steel and aluminium.

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

The danger of nuclear war between the US and China

Economic nationalism and the growing danger of war

Canada’s ruling elite uses diplomatic flap to caution Trudeau over China

By Roger Jordan, 7 June 2016

Canada’s media and opposition parties seized on the Chinese foreign minister’s dressing down of a Canadian journalist to press for a harder line against Beijing.

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

By Thomas Gaist, 7 June 2016

Last month’s assassination of the Taliban’s political leader by a squadron of US military drones that had invaded Pakistan has intensified explosive geopolitical conflicts in the Eurasian heartland.

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

Two UAW officials injured in shooting near Ford Chicago Assembly Plant

By Marcus Day, 7 June 2016

Two United Auto Workers officials were shot in a dispute Friday night following the announcement of the union’s local election results.

Mental health crisis mounts in Illinois amid budget impasse

By Jessica Goldstein, 7 June 2016

An 11-month budget impasse and funding cuts threaten basic mental health provision in Illinois.

Maoists take cabinet positions in Philippine government

By Joseph Santolan, 7 June 2016

The Maoist officials in the Duterte administration will be directly responsible for carrying out the suppression of the working class.

Sri Lankan armoury explosion forces thousands to flee

By W. A. Sunil, 7 June 2016

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the highly-populated villages around the Salawa military complex, near the capital, Colombo.

One in seven children in Germany relies on social welfare

By Marianne Arens, 7 June 2016

Almost a decade and a half after the “Agenda 2010” reforms, more than 1.5 million children under the age of 15 rely on Hartz IV welfare.

New in French

France: des cheminots en grève s’expriment sur le mouvement contre la loi travail

Par Alex Lantier et V. Gnana, 7 juin 2016

Des reporters du WSWS ont parlé à des cheminots en grève et à des étudiants mobilisés et solidaires de leur grève dans les gares parisiennes.

Qui à notre époque suivra l’exemple de l’engagement principale de Mohamed Ali ?

Par David Walsh, 7 juin 2016

La principale marque laissée sur l'histoire et la conscience populaire par l’ancien champion du monde de boxe, décédé le 3 juin, est celle de son opposition courageuse à la guerre du Vietnam.

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Wer wird heute Muhammad Alis Beispiel folgen?

Von David Walsh, 7. Juni 2016

Das politische Establishment nutzt den Tod des früheren Boxweltmeisters im Schwergewicht, Muhammad Ali, für seine eigenen zynischen Zwecke aus.

Wirtschaftliche Konflikte verstärken Gefahr eines globalen Handelskriegs

Von Nick Beams, 7. Juni 2016

Die Entscheidung der Internationalen Handelskommission der Vereinigten Staaten, eine Untersuchung gegen 40 chinesische Stahlproduzenten einzuleiten, hat weitreichende Folgen.

Kroatische Regierung zerbricht

Von Markus Salzmann, 7. Juni 2016

Die kroatische Regierungskoalition unter dem unabhängigen Pharma-Manager Tihomir Oreskovic ist nach nur vier Monaten zerbrochen.

NSU: Mehr Fragen zu V-Mann Corelli

Von Dietmar Henning, 7. Juni 2016

In den vergangenen Wochen sind ein Handy und SIM-Karten Corellis aufgetaucht, einer Schlüsselfigur zwischen Verfassungsschutz und der rechten Terrorzelle NSU.

Video: Flüchtlingshelfer demonstrieren gegen den Berliner Senat

Von Franci Vier und Christos Sarikakis, 7. Juni 2016

WSWS Reporter sprachen mit Teilnehmern einer Demonstration auf dem Alexanderplatz in Berlin, die sich gegen die menschenunwürdige Behandlung von Flüchtlingen wandte.

Berlin: Roma setzen Proteste gegen Abschiebungen fort

Von Carola Kleinert, 7. Juni 2016

Letzten Freitagabend zogen rund 200 Roma und Unterstützer vom Alexanderplatz zum Denkmal für die in der Nazizeit ermordeten Sinti und Roma am Berliner Reichstag.

Angesichts sinkender Umfragewerte wendet sich Clinton ans Militär

Von E.P. Bannon und Eric London, 7. Juni 2016

Vor der Vorwahl in Kalifornien versuchte Hillary Clinton, den Militär- und Geheimdienstapparat davon zu überzeugen, dass sie die Interessen der herrschenden Klasse im Ausland am besten verteidigen kann.

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.

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Perspective

The case for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum

7 June 2016

The struggle for a socialist Britain within a United Socialist States of Europe is a burning necessity for workers who, in every country, face the same class enemy and the same problems of austerity and war.

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Commentary

UK: The political fraud of the Another Europe is Possible campaign

By Julie Hyland, 7 June 2016

The campaign makes no mention of the Cameron government’s austerity agenda that has seen millions of jobs destroyed, wages cut, welfare slashed to the bone and migrants denied entry to the UK.

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

By David Walsh, 6 June 2016

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

By Nancy Hanover, 6 June 2016

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

SEP holds election meetings in Sydney and Melbourne

By our reporters, 7 June 2016

At both meetings, workers and young people discussed the socialist alternative to war, austerity and the assault on democratic rights.

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

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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Featured series on Australian unions

What the Royal Commission into Australia’s trade unions revealed
Part Five: The TWU and MUA “training funds” and the CFMEU’s “drug and alcohol committee”

By Will Fulgenzi—SEP candidate for Wills, 7 June 2016

Millions of dollars flow into trade union coffers via arrangements between their various “funds,” “organisations” and “committees,” and the major employers.

Arts Review

Night without end: Don DeLillo’s Zero K

By James Brookfield, 7 June 2016

American author Don DeLillo’s 17th novel is a dark story about the determination of a small group of wealthy individuals to have their bodies cryogenically preserved.

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 speaks on war, inequality and Obama

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

7 June 2016

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

Featured Video

Striking rail workers speak out on movement against French labor law

By Alex Lantier and V. Gnana, 6 June 2016

Strike wave against labor law spreads in France

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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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

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

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!