Obama green-lights escalation of Afghanistan war

By Thomas Gaist, 11 June 2016

The White House has authorized a major escalation of US air and ground combat operations targeting Taliban forces and others opposed to the stooge regime in Kabul.

Former US generals, diplomats clamor for renewal of Afghan war

Bond yields fall as fears rise over global economic growth

By Nick Beams, 11 June 2016

As the pile of negative yielding government debt passes the $10 trillion mark, it has been described as a “supernova that will explode one day.”

Economic nationalism and the growing danger of war

French government threatens to crush strikes as Euro 2016 football cup starts

By Alex Lantier, 11 June 2016

Workers also faced criticism from union officials, who pushed for an end to the strike with claims that striking during the Euro cup would reflect badly on their image.

Mobilize European workers to defend French strikers!

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Widening unrest in Papua New Guinea following police shooting of student protesters

By John Braddock, 11 June 2016

Behind the protests over allegations of corruption lies an immense social crisis caused by the collapse of the economy.

Hillary Clinton signed off on drone assassinations, emails reveal

By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2016

The report in the Wall Street Journal is the first to indicate that, as Secretary of State, Clinton had a direct role in the killing program.

As Obama endorses Clinton, Sanders signals readiness to back campaign

The US elections and the criminalization of American politics

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Michigan legislature approves attack on public education in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 11 June 2016

The bill safeguards the interests of hedge funds and other large investors at the expense of students and teachers.

Tampa, Florida teachers speak out against proposed layoffs and expanding class sizes

By Matthew MacEgan, 11 June 2016

A consulting group hired by the Tampa school district has recommended cutting 1,761 jobs, including more than 1,000 teacher positions.

Turkey’s Erdogan uses terror attack to escalate repression of opposition

By Halil Celik, 11 June 2016

The latest terror attack will only accelerate and facilitate the drive of the Turkish ruling elite towards militarism and dictatorship, while confusing the masses.

UK trade union federation calls for Britain to remain in EU

By Robert Stevens, 11 June 2016

The Trades Union Congress is backing the Remain campaign on the cynical basis that it is necessary to protect workers from the attacks of the Conservative government.

The case for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum

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UK: Pro-Corbyn Momentum Youth and Students hold founding conference

By Joe Mount, 11 June 2016

The aim of Momentum Youth and Students is to recruit youth into the Labour Party and trade unions.

Croatian government collapses after four months

By Markus Salzmann, 11 June 2016

The collapse of the Oreskovic government has provoked a serious political crisis in the country.

Australia: Labor unveils “tough, unpopular” budget cuts

By Mike Head, 11 June 2016

Labor underscored its commitment to satisfying the demands of the corporate elite for sweeping cuts to social spending.

Canadian economy faces sharpest quarterly contraction since financial crisis

By Roger Jordan, 11 June 2016

The Bank of Canada is warning that housing prices in Toronto and Vancouver are unsustainable.

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¿Quién seguirá el ejemplo consecuente de Muhammad Ali en nuestros tiempos?

Por David Walsh, 11 junio 2016

El ex campeón de boxeo de peso pesado, quien murió el 3 de junio, dejó su marca en la historia y en la consciencia popular con su valiente oposición a la Guerra de Vietnam.

Por un boicot activo contra el referéndum de Brexit

Por Chris Marsden, 11 junio 2016

La lucha por una Gran Bretaña socialista, parte de los Estados Unidos Socialistas de Europa, es una urgente necesidad para los trabajadores en cada país que enfrentan al mismo enemigo de clase y los mismos problemas de austeridad y guerra.

Tribunal argentino sentencia a los acusados del Plan Cóndor

Por Rafael Azul, 11 junio 2016

La Operación Cóndor causó la entrega, tortura y muerte de decenas de miles de izquierdistas en América Latina.

New in Russian

Экономические конфликты угрожают перерасти в глобальную торговую войну

Ник Бимс, 11 июня 2016 г.

Решение американской Комиссии по международной торговле начать расследование в отношении 40 китайских производителей стали, может привести к далеко идущим последствиям.

25 лет назад: Ельцин наносит поражение Горбачеву на выборах

11 июня 2016 г.

12 июня 1991 года Борис Ельцин был избран президентом РСФСР, набрав большинство голосов — 57 процентов.

New in Turkish

Felluce: ABD savaş suçlarının bir sembolü

James Cogan, 11 Haziran 2016

Felluce’ye yönelik şimdiki saldırı, ABD emperyalizminin Irak ve bir bütün olarak Ortadoğu halklarını uğrattığı felakette yalnızca en son bölümdür.

Ekonomik ulusalcılık ve büyüyen savaş tehlikesi

Nick Beams, 11 Haziran 2016

Ekonomik ulusalcılığa dönüş, her bir büyük kapitalist devletin siyaset kurumunda her zamankinden daha fazla görünür halde.

Verizon grevinin dersleri

Jerry White, 11 Haziran 2016

Verizon grevinin gösterdiği gibi, işçiler, yalnızca özellikle acımasız bir şirkete, Verizon’a karşı değil, ama bütün bir kapitalist mülk sahipleri sınıfına ve onları savunan siyasi sisteme karşı bir mücadele içindeler.

Fransız grev hareketi Yeni Anti-Kapitalist Parti’nin iflasını sergiliyor

Alex Lantier, 11 Haziran 2016

İşçi sınıfı içinde bir siyasi hareketin ortaya çıkması, aynı zamanda, onlarca yıldır protesto hareketlerine egemen olan, Fransa’daki Yeni Anti-Kapitalist Parti (NPA) gibi orta sınıf partilerinin temellerine darbe indiriyor.

New in Greek

Πρωτομαγιά 2016: Εισαγωγική ομιλία του Ντέιβιντ Νορθ

Του Ντέιβιντ Νορθ, 10 Ιούνιος 2016

Η ακόλουθη ομιλία δόθηκε από τον Ντέιβιντ Νορθ, πρόεδρο της Διεθνούς Συντακτικής Επιτροπής του WSWS και εθνικό πρόεδρο του Σοσιαλιστικού Κόμματος Ισότητας (ΗΠΑ), προς το Διεθνές Διαδικτυακό Συλλαλητήριο της Πρωτομαγιάς που έγινε την 1 Μαΐου, 2016.

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En consolidant l'alliance indo-américaine Modi fonce tête baissée vers la guerre

Par Keith Jones, 11 juin 2016

L'alliance entre la bourgeoisie indienne et l'impérialisme américain représente un changement radical dans la géopolitique mondiale aux implications explosives pour les relations inter-Etats en Asie et dans le monde.

Qu’y a-t-il derrière l’adoption par le parlement allemand d’une résolution sur le génocide arménien?

Par Johannes Stern, 11 juin 2016

Jeudi 26 mai, le parlement allemand a adopté une résolution qualifiant de « génocide » le meurtre de masse d’un million et demi d’Arméniens sous l’empire ottoman.

L’élite dirigeante canadienne rappelle Trudeau à l’ordre sur la Chine

Par Roger Jordan, 11 juin 2016

Les médias et les partis d’opposition canadiens ont profité des réprimandes que le ministre chinois des Affaires étrangères a adressées à une journaliste canadienne pour avancer une ligne plus dure contre Pékin.

New in German

Indiens Premier Modi zementiert Bündnis mit den USA

Von Keith Jones, 11. Juni 2016

Das Bündnis zwischen der indischen Bourgeoisie und dem US-Imperialismus verändert die internationale Geopolitik von Grund auf. Die USA verwandeln ganz Asien in ein Pulverfass.

Der Brexit aus europäischer Sicht

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. Juni 2016

Liest man die internationalen Kommentare zum britischen Referendum über einen Austritt aus der EU, gewinnt man den Eindruck einer herrschenden Klasse, die völlig den Kopf verloren hat.

Linkspartei wirbt für rot-rot-grünen Gauck-Nachfolger

Von Johannes Stern, 11. Juni 2016

Auf die Ankündigung von Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck, im kommenden Jahr aus „Altersgründen“ auf eine erneute Kandidatur zu verzichten, hat die Linkspartei mit einem weiteren Rechtsruck reagiert.

Sanders signalisiert Bereitschaft, Clinton zu unterstützen

Von Patrick Martin, 11. Juni 2016

Bei seinem Treffen mit Präsident Obama und anderen führenden Demokraten in Washington machte Bernie Sanders deutlich, dass er die Nominierung von Hillary Clinton zur Präsidentschaftskandidatin der Demokraten nicht anfechten wird.

Buchbesprechung
Eine marxistische Kritik der Frankfurter Schule

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. Juni 2016

Die deutsche Ausgabe des Buchs „Die Frankfurter Schule, die Postmoderne und die Politik der Pseudolinken“ von David North ist jetzt beim Mehring Verlag und im Buchhandel erhältlich.

Eine weitere Anmerkung zum Tod des Sozialisten und Künstlers David King

Von David Walsh, 11. Juni 2016

King war ein genialer Grafiker, Fotograf, Illustrator, Archivar, Forscher, Herausgeber, Historiker und Kunstsammler.

Lufthansa Cargo will 800 Stellen streichen

Von Marianne Arens, 11. Juni 2016

Beim Stellenabbau arbeiten Lufthansa und Fraport eng mit Verdi zusammen.

Österreich: FPÖ ficht Präsidentschaftswahl an

Von Markus Salzmann, 11. Juni 2016

Das höchste österreichische Gericht muss binnen vier Wochen entscheiden, ob die Wahl des Bundespräsidenten ganz, teilweise oder gar nicht wiederholt wird.

El Niño und die Beschleunigung der globalen Erwärmung

Von Matthew MacEgan, 11. Juni 2016

El Niño verursacht ungewöhnlich hohe Meerwassertemperaturen, die zu einer Häufung extremer Wetterlagen wie Dürren, Zyklone und Überschwemmungen führen.

Video zur Berlinwahl: Nato-Manöver gegen Russland erhöht die Gefahr eines dritten Weltkriegs

Von Christoph Vandreier, 11. Juni 2016

Der PSG-Kandidat zu den Berliner Abgeordnetenhauswahlen, Christoph Vandreier, verurteilt die Beteiligung der Bundeswehr am Nato-Manöver an der russischen Grenze.

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 return of German militarism to Eastern Europe

11 June 2016

Germany’s Armed Forces are playing an increasingly prominent role in the NATO deployment in Eastern Europe, which serves to openly prepare a war against Russia.

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Commentary

The right-wing campaign over the Stanford University sexual assault case

By Tom Carter, 11 June 2016

The media and political campaign that is unfolding in America around the sentencing of Stanford University freshman Brock Allen Turner is fundamentally reactionary.

Hurtling toward the precipice of war, Modi cements Indo-US alliance

By Keith Jones, 10 June 2016

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

By David Walsh, 6 June 2016

Brazil’s pseudo-left in crisis after ouster of PT government

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

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen defends war criminal Kerrey

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Jerry White speaks on the next stage of the US presidential elections

By Jerry White—SEP presidential candidate, 11 June 2016

The American people are presented with a “choice” between two right-wing candidates of war and reaction.

SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth visits scene of fatal fire in Manchester, New Hampshire

By John Marion, 10 June 2016

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

Arts Review

The Lobster: Relationships forced on—or forbidden—people

By David Walsh, 11 June 2016

In Yorgos Lanthimos’ film, individuals without a mate are sent to a “hotel” where they have 45 days to find a partner or be turned into an animal. Then, there are those who escape.

HBO’s All the Way: Lyndon B. Johnson and the civil rights movement

By Charles Bogle, 10 June 2016

Right-wing Polish government revives effort to extradite Roman Polanski

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Defend the rights of New Zealanders in Australia! Support the Socialist Equality Party!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 11 June 2016

The SEP is the only party in the Australian election that intransigently opposes all forms of nationalism and defends the basic rights of refugees and immigrants.

Australian elections: Workers and young people speak on mounting social divide

By our reporters, 10 June 2016

Socialist Equality Party final election rallies
International class struggle returns: A socialist program against war and austerity

10 June 2016

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UK Brexit referendum

Public meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin
The referendum on Brexit: Why the SEP rejects both camps

11 June 2016

On Friday, June 17, Chris Marsden, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site from Britain, will speak in Berlin at Humboldt University on the referendum for British withdrawal from the EU, and on the party’s campaign for an active boycott.

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

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

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

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May Day

Greek 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 Greek here.

Arabic translation of May Day 2016 report by David North

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

11 June 2016

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

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.

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

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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!

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

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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