Massive NATO war game risks conflict with Russia

By Johannes Stern, 9 June 2016

NATO’s largest exercise since the end of the Cold War began Tuesday with 2,000 British, Polish and American troops parachuting from planes near the northern Polish town of Torun.

NATO launches largest anti-Russian war game since Cold War

Former US generals, diplomats clamor for renewal of Afghan war

By Thomas Gaist, 9 June 2016

The demands for an essentially permanent US presence in Afghanistan have become more insistent amidst a growing crisis of the Afghan government.

Modi declares enhanced Indo-US military alliance “need of the hour”

By Deepal Jayasekera, 9 June 2016

Modi’s visit to Washington this week marked a major step toward transforming India into a frontline state in the US drive to isolate, encircle and prepare to wage war on China.

US and Chinese military aircraft in second close encounter in East Asia

By Peter Symonds, 9 June 2016

The incident took place amid Washington’s increasingly aggressive stance toward Beijing over maritime disputes in the East China and South China Seas.

The danger of nuclear war between the US and China

Mass voter disenfranchisement in US elections

By Tom Carter, 9 June 2016

Voter ID laws are already in effect in 33 of 50 states. This year, new restrictions on voting will be operative in 17 states for the first time in a presidential election.

The media drive to shut down the Sanders campaign

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As voting continues, CWA officials pressure Verizon workers to accept sellout

By Nick Barrickman, 9 June 2016

After their first week back on the job, Verizon workers are facing concerted pressure from management and the unions to vote “yes” on the sellout contract proposal.

Lessons of the Verizon strike

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Strikes against austerity in France and Belgium defy union pressure for sellout

By Alex Lantier, 9 June 2016

Garbage workers took strike action in several cities across France, joining rail, port and oil workers in France and rail workers in Belgium.

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Cameron/Farage debate on EU dominated by anti-immigrant rhetoric

By Robert Stevens, 9 June 2016

Tuesday night’s TV debate between Prime Minister David Cameron and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage centred on who could more aggressively scapegoat migrants.

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

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Cuts plunge UK National Health Service further into deficit

By Ben Trent, 9 June 2016

The deficit highlights the growing disparity between what the government is spending and the resources required for the population to remain in good health.

Setback for ruling Democratic Party in Italian municipal elections

By Marianne Arens, 9 June 2016

Poor results for Democratic Party candidates and gains for Grillo’s Five Star Movement are clear signs of dissatisfaction with the Renzi government.

Tensions mount in Poland in run-up to NATO summit

By Dorota Niemitz, 9 June 2016

Six former ministers of national defense published an open letter attacking the current defense minister, Antoni Macierewicz, and demanding his resignation.

Australia: Right-wing witch-hunt against La Trobe University academic

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 June 2016

The attack on La Trobe academic, Roz Ward, underscores the erosion of basic democratic and academic rights at universities.

Vicious media campaign in New Zealand over child abuse

By Chris Ross, 9 June 2016

The death of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri has been seized on to vilify the most poverty-stricken layers of society.

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Muhammed Ali'nin ilkeli duruş örneğini günümüzde kim izleyecek?

David Walsh, 9 Haziran 2016

Kendi döneminde bir protesto ve direniş sembolü olan eski ağır siklet boks şampiyonu Muhammed Ali'nin ölümü, egemen çevrelerin, onun mirasını kendi sinik yararları için sahiplenme yönündeki beklenen, içgüdüsel çabayı kışkırttı.

“Büyük anlatı”nın dönüşü

Andre Damon, 9 Haziran 2016

Dünya genelinde yükselen sosyal mücadele eğilimi, Marksizm karşıtı entelektüellerin işçi sınıfına ve sosyalist devrime ilişkin “büyük anlatılar”ın hükümsüz kılınmış olduğu yönündeki ilanlarını altüst ediyor.

Alman parlamentosundan geçen Ermeni yasa tasarısının arkasında ne yatıyor?

Johannes Stern, 9 Haziran 2016

Alman emperyalizmi bölgedeki artan çatışmalardan, gerekirse soykırımı önleme bahanesi altında askeri müdahale yoluyla, kendi ekonomik ve jeostratejik çıkarlarını ilerletmek için yararlanmanın yollarını arıyor.

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Clinton revendique la nomination démocrate après avoir remporté quatre des six derniers Etats

Par Patrick Martin, 9 juin 2016

Le discours de victoire de Clinton mardi soir s’est focalisé sur le caractère supposément historique de sa campagne, le fait qu’elle est la première femme à obtenir la nomination présidentielle des partis démocrate ou républicain

Falloujah: ville symbole des crimes de guerre américains

Par James Cogan, 9 juin 2016

La catastrophe humaine en train de se dérouler à Falloujah est la conséquence de l’invasion menée par les Etats-Unis en 2003 et de l’excitation délibérée par eux, de conflits sectaires face à la résistance déterminée de l’Irak.

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Falludscha - ein Symbol für die Kriegsverbrechen der USA

Von James Cogan, 9. Juni 2016

Die humanitäre Katastrophe in Falludscha ist das Ergebnis des amerikanischen Einmarschs in den Irak 2003 und der vorsätzlichen Förderung religiöser Konflikte angesichts des erbitterten irakischen Widerstandes.

Nato-Manöver „Anakonda” erhöht Gefahr eines Kriegs mit Russland

Von Johannes Stern, 9. Juni 2016

Am Dienstag begann mit dem Absprung von 2000 britischen, polnischen und amerikanischen Fallschirmjägern in der Nähe der nordpolnischen Stadt Torun die größte Militärübung der Nato seit dem Ende des Kalten Kriegs.

Wirtschaftsnationalismus und die wachsende Kriegsgefahr

Von Nick Beams, 9. Juni 2016

Die Weltwirtschaft zeigt zunehmend Anzeichen des gleichen Wirtschaftsnationalismus, der in den 1930er Jahren so verheerende Auswirkungen hatte.

Clinton erklärt sich zur Präsidentschaftskandidatin der Demokraten

Von Patrick Martin, 9. Juni 2016

Im Zentrum der Siegesrede von Hillary Clinton am Dienstagabend stand die angeblich historische Tatsache, dass sie die erste weibliche Präsidentschaftskandidatin sowohl der Demokraten als auch der Republikaner sei.

Wer bei Trump an Hitler denkt, sollte bei Clinton an Hindenburg denken
Brief eines amerikanischen Schriftstellers an seine Kollegen

Von Steven Brust, 9. Juni 2016

Steven Brust, Autor zahlreicher Science-Fiction- und Fantasy-Romane, wurde gebeten, einen Aufruf US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller gegen Donald Trump zu unterschreiben. Er antwortete mit folgendem Brief, den wir hier mit seiner Erlaubnis veröffentlichen.

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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

Hillary Clinton’s Democratic primary victory

9 June 2016

In a year marked by deep and growing social discontent, the American political system has produced a choice between two brands of political reaction in the persons of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Commentary

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen defends war criminal Kerrey

By Tom Hall, 9 June 2016

Cohen, a leading media advocate of “human rights” imperialism, expresses sympathy for perpetrators of mass murder only when they happen to be Americans.

France’s New Anti-capitalist Party hails CWA sellout of Verizon strike

By Kumaran Ira, 9 June 2016

The NPA's position on the Verizon strike is a warning that it will also support a sellout of the strike movement against the French government's austerity policies.

Fallujah: A symbol of US war crimes

UK: Why are the Socialist Workers Party and the Greens debating the merits of the European Union?

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

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

Obituary

Dr. Coley P. O’Doherty
June 6, 1969 - May 29, 2016

By Helen Hayes, 9 June 2016

Comrade Coley joined the Socialist Equality Party in 2005 and remained loyal to the fight for socialist principles until his death.

Arts Review

Right-wing Polish government revives effort to extradite Roman Polanski

By Alan Gilman, 9 June 2016

The new attempt by the Polish government to extradite Polanski is the latest chapter in the US government’s vindictive pursuit of the filmmaker.

Love & Friendship: An early Jane Austen work adapted

By Joanne Laurier, 8 June 2016

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

Anohni speaks on war, inequality and Obama

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

SEP Senate candidate Peter Byrne calls for anti-war movement at election forum

By our reporters, 9 June 2016

“We’re standing in this election, in opposition to every other party, to warn of the danger of war. It’s the great unmentionable.”

Australia: The promotion of Senator Jacqui Lambie

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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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

Featured series on Australian unions

What the Royal Commission into Australia’s trade unions revealed
Part One: Workers need new organisations of struggle!

By Will Fulgenzi—SEP candidate for Wills, 2 June 2016

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

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

History

Ninety years since the coup of Piłsudski
The Strategy of the Intermarium—Part 1
The Intermarium and the Russian Revolution

By Clara Weiss, 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

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