NATO orders four additional battalions to Russian border

By Thomas Gaist, 14 June 2016

The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year.

The return of German militarism to Eastern Europe

IMF issues warning over growing Chinese debt problems

By Nick Beams, 14 June 2016

The IMF has described rising corporate debt in China as the key “faultline” in its economy, amid concerns it could have major “spillover” effects internationally.

Questions mount over FBI handling of Orlando gunman

By Patrick Martin, 14 June 2016

The FBI acknowledges having investigated Omar Mateen in 2013, after he claimed a connection to the Boston Marathon bombing, and again in 2014, but claims to have dropped any monitoring of his activities.

Worst-ever US mass shooting
Gunman massacres 50 in Orlando nightclub

As voting on Verizon sellout winds down workers express concerns over jobs, healthcare

By our reporters, 14 June 2016

With voting ending at the end of this week, workers have yet to see the full contract, which includes some $200 million in health care cuts.

As more details emerge ISO continues defense of CWA sellout of Verizon strike

More on the Verizon strike »

Behind the shooting of Papua New Guinea student protesters

By Peter Symonds, 14 June 2016

The latest crisis in PNG is a harbinger of the worsening social and economic crisis and sharpening geo-political tensions wracking countries throughout the Pacific region.

Papua New Guinea authorities clamp down on student protests

Strikes and demonstrations spread in Venezuela amid deepening food crisis

By Neil Hardt, 14 June 2016

There is fear of social revolution in both the pro-Maduro “Chavista” faction of the ruling class and the opposition, led by the Democratic Unity Roundtable.

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party challenges presidential election result

By Markus Salzmann, 14 June 2016

Austria’s highest court must decide within four weeks whether the presidential election must be repeated in full, partially, or not at all.

Far-right victory in Austrian presidential elections: A warning

The financial skulduggery behind the collapse of UK retailer BHS

By Jean Shaoul, 14 June 2016

While the press have called the revelations “extraordinary” and “shocking,” implying that the events behind the collapse of BHS are a “one-off,” these corporate practices are the norm.

Sports Direct and BHS: The real face of British capitalism

Debt soars for students in England

By Thomas Scripps, 14 June 2016

With interest, the average graduate will pay back an additional £3,000 more than they were expecting, with the burden falling more heavily on the poor.

Pennsylvania school district prepares to end public education past the eighth grade

By Jason Melanovski, 14 June 2016

Under the proposed budget, all city high schools in the Erie school district would be closed.

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Atacante masacra a 50 en discoteca de Orlando

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 junio 2016

Los candidatos a la presidencia de los partidos Demócrata y Republicano dejaron en claro que van a aprovechar la masacre para promover más guerras en el exterior y mayor represión estatal dentro del país.

New in French

Belgique: les syndicats tentent d’étouffer la vague croissante des grèves

Par Ross Mitchell et Paul Bond, 14 juin 2016

Les syndicats belges et français voient comme une menace une lutte commune des travailleurs des deux pays.

New in Turkish

Alman militarizminin Doğu Avrupa'ya dönüşü

Johannes Stern, 14 Haziran 2016

Alman ordusu, açıkça Rusya'ya karşı savaş hazırlığı yapan NATO'nun Doğu Avrupa'daki yığınağında giderek daha belirgin bir rol oynuyor.

Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan muhalefete baskıyı arttırmak için terör saldırısını kullanıyor

Halil Celik, 14 Haziran 2016

Türk egemen seçkinlerinin kötüleşen toplumsal, ekonomik ve siyasi sorunlarına yönelik tek çözümü, militarizm ve diktatörlük yönelimini tırmandırmaktır.

Geniş çaplı NATO savaş oyunu Rusya ile çatışma riski yaratıyor

Johannes Stern, 14 Haziran 2016

NATO, nükleer silahlı Rusya ile bir askeri çatışma tehlikesini arttıracak şekilde Doğu Avrupa’da geniş çaplı bir askeri yığılma organize etti.

Fransa ile Belçika’da kemer sıkmaya karşı grevler sendikaların satış basıncına karşı koyuyor

Alex Lantier, 14 Haziran 2016

Grev hareketi, Fransa’da, sendika bürokrasilerinin devlet yetkilileriyle gizli görüşmelerine rağmen devam ediyor ve PS hükümetinin yaklaşan Euro 2016 futbol kupası öncesinde grevleri sona erdirme yönündeki basıncı yoğunlaşıyor.

Dr. Coley P. O’Doherty
6 Haziran 1969 – 29 Mayıs 2016

Helen Hayes, 14 Haziran 2016

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi, büyük bir üzüntüyle, on yılı aşkın süredir Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (SEP) üyesi olan Coley P. O’Doherty’nin ölümünü bildirir.

New in German

Bundeswehr-General fordert neue Panzer gegen Russland

Von Marianne Arens, 14. Juni 2016

Während der Inspekteur des Heeres neue Spezialpanzer gegen Russland fordert, plädiert die Bundesverteidigungsministerin für den Einsatz der Armee im Innern.

Französische Regierung droht mit Niederschlagung der Streiks zur EM

Von Alex Lantier, 14. Juni 2016

Auch Gewerkschaftsfunktionäre riefen die Arbeiter auf, ihre Streiks zu beenden und erklärten, eine Fortsetzung während der Europameisterschaft sei schlecht für ihren Ruf.

US-Establishment schlachtet Sexualdelikt aus
Ein Vorfall an der Stanford University dient als Anlass für eine landesweite Hetzkampagne

Von Tom Carter, 14. Juni 2016

Im Namen des Opferschutzes wird die Unschuldsvermutung ausgehebelt – unter dem Beifall selbsternannter „Linker“.

Vor dem NATO-Gipfel wachsen die Spannungen in Polen

Von Dorota Niemitz, 14. Juni 2016

Sechs ehemalige Verteidigungsminister fordern den derzeitigen Verteidigungsminister, Antoni Macierewicz, in einem offenen Brief zum Rücktritt auf.

Sorge um weltweites Wirtschaftswachstum treibt Erträge auf Anleihen nach unten

Von Nick Beams, 14. Juni 2016

Der weltweite Gesamtwert der Staatsanleihen mit Negativzinsen liegt bei über zehn Billionen Dollar. Sie werden mit einer „Supernova“ verglichen, die „eines Tages explodieren wird“.

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 Orlando massacre and the 2016 US election

14 June 2016

Both major parties’ presumptive presidential nominees have rushed to exploit the tragedy in Orlando to promote war and reaction.

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Commentary

Pseudo-lefts appointed to leadership of Germany’s Left Party

By Ulrich Rippert, 14 June 2016

Within Germany, the Left Party is increasingly viewed as a right-wing, bourgeois party, which spouts left sounding phrases, but is no different in practice than the established parties.

Left Party advocates joint candidate with SPD and Greens for German presidency

ASPI think tank warns of war with China and attacks on Australia

By James Cogan, 13 June 2016

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

More on the South China Sea crisis »

Race, gender and the US presidential campaign

By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2016

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

The UK Brexit Referendum

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the ICFI, at June 14 London public meeting to be live streamed

13 June 2016

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum: Socialist internationalism versus left nationalism

By Chris Marsden, 13 June 2016

The Brexit referendum from a European perspective

The case for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum

More on the UK Brexit referendum »

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

SEP election meetings outline alternative to war and austerity

By our reporters, 14 June 2016

SEP candidates spoke out against Australia’s integration into the US war drive against China and the mounting social crisis facing the working class.

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

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

10 June 2016

More on the Australian federal election »

May Day

Greek translation of May Day 2016 report by Wije Dias

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce that the speech by Wije Dias, the general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), delivered to the International May Day Online Rally 2016 is published in Greek here.

Science

Were Neanderthals architects?

By Philip Guelpa, 14 June 2016

Architectural features dating from over 176,000 years ago, found deep in a French cave, may have been built by Neanderthals.

Arts Review

Again on Don DeLillo’s Zero K: How does a novel turn toward social life?

By Eric London, 13 June 2016

Night without end: Don DeLillo’s Zero K

The Lobster: Relationships forced on—or forbidden—people

By David Walsh, 11 June 2016

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

14 June 2016

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

Belgian unions try to suppress country’s growing strike wave

By Ross Mitchell and Paul Bond, 13 June 2016

North Sea oil workers must wage unified struggle

By Steve James, 13 June 2016

25 years ago: Kuwait emirate sentences 29 people to death after Iraqi withdrawal

This week in 1991, the martial law court set up by the Kuwaiti monarchy sentenced 29 people to death after brief trials which made a mockery of democratic procedures.

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50 years ago: Supreme Court issues Miranda ruling

On June 13, 1966, by a 5-4 margin, the US Supreme Court voted to set limits on the power of police to question suspects.

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75 years ago: Stalin ignores invasion threat from Nazi Germany

On June 13, 1941 Moscow Radio declared that “both Germany and the Soviet Union are fulfilling to the letter the terms of the Soviet-German nonaggression pact...”

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100 years ago: Striking miners in Minnesota draw up list of demands

On June 15, 1916, 1,500 miners met at the Finnish Socialist Hall in Virginia, Minnesota to elect a central strike committee and draw up a list of demands for better working conditions and pay.

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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

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 »

The 2016 US Elections

Hillary Clinton signed off on drone assassinations, emails reveal

By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2016

As Obama endorses Clinton, Sanders signals readiness to back campaign

The US elections and the criminalization of American politics

More on the 2016 US elections »

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!