Opposition mounts to French labor law in new national day of action

By Anthony Torres, 15 June 2016

Despite the government’s efforts to smash strikes and demoralize workers, marches in several cities were noticeably larger than in previous mobilizations.

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ISIS-linked operative murders police commander and his wife near Paris

By Alex Lantier, 15 June 2016

As in the Charlie Hebdo and November 13 shootings in Paris last year, and the March 22 Brussels attack, the alleged murderer was well-known to the intelligence services.

Britain’s Labour Party helps Conservative government pass Snoopers’ Charter

By Trevor Johnson, 15 June 2016

The UK’s security and spying agencies are being rewarded for their criminality with new and almost unlimited powers.

German general calls for new tanks against Russia

By Marianne Arens, 15 June 2016

The rearmament of the German armed forces and calls for its use at home are being accompanied by a large-scale propaganda offensive orchestrated by the Ministry of Defence.

The return of German militarism to Eastern Europe

NATO orders four additional battalions to Russian border

Pakistan “reassessing” relations with US following Modi visit, Mansour assassination

By Sampath Perera, 15 June 2016

Angered by the US’ downgrading of their alliance and boosting of India, Pakistan has issued warnings that the US has overturned South Asia’s balance of power.

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

New Zealand: Labour, Greens sign Memorandum of Understanding

By Tom Peters, 15 June 2016

Claims that the Labour-Greens alliance offers a “progressive alternative” to the National Party government are a fraud.

Duterte government opens peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 15 June 2016

As government and party leaders meet to negotiate in Oslo, CPP head Joma Sison is calling for a “coalition government” with the fascistic Duterte regime.

“They are not accomplishing anything with these stupid maneuvers.”
CWA calls diversionary “grievance strikes” against AT&T West in California

By Shannon Jones, 15 June 2016

The walkouts are an evident attempt to allow workers to vent anger and frustration about the refusal of the CWA to call a strike over management’s concession demands.

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

Massachusetts: Nurses at Brigham and Women’s hospital authorize one-day strike

By John Marion and Mike Ingram, 15 June 2016

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with nurses as more than 2,300 voted in favor of a strike.

Hunger strike at Wisconsin’s Waupun State Prison against conditions of a “living hell”

By Gary Joad, 15 June 2016

An estimated half dozen prisoners in solitary confinement at Waupun, Wisconsin announced they would begin a hunger strike.

Canada: Unifor prepares to cede further concessions to Detroit Three automakers

By Carl Bronski, 15 June 2016

Faced with company threats to further slash auto production in Canada, Unifor is signaling its readiness to impose concession-filled contracts to fatten shareholder profits.

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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.

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La mobilisation contre la loi travail du PS monte dans toute la France

Par Anthony Torres, 15 juin 2016

La combativité continue à monter parmi les travailleurs contre la politique de reculs sociaux imposée par la bourgeoisie à travers l'Union européenne.

L'OTAN ordonne l'envoi de quatre bataillons supplémentaires à la frontière russe

Par Thomas Gaist, 15 juin 2016

Ce déploiement est une des actions les plus provocantes prises par le haut commandement de l'OTAN dans le cadre d’un renforcement militaire anti-russe qui dure maintenant depuis bien plus d’un an.

Le retour du militarisme allemand en Europe de l’Est

Par Johannes Stern, 15 juin 2016

L’armée allemande joue un rôle de plus en plus important dans le déploiement de l’OTAN en Europe de l’Est, dont on se sert ouvertement pour préparer une guerre contre la Russie.

Des membres de La pseudo-gauche nommés à la direction de Die Linke en Allemagne

Par Ulrich Rippert, 15 juin 2016

Le parti Die Linke (La Gauche) est de plus en plus considéré en Allemagne comme un parti bourgeois de droite qui débite de belles phrases de gauche mais qui, dans la pratique, ne diffèrent en rien des partis traditionnels.

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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.

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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 social roots of the mass shooting in Orlando

15 June 2016

The question that is imperiously raised by events such as the Orlando massacre is: What is it about American society that so frequently leads mentally unstable individuals to resort to mass murder?

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Commentary

The International Socialist Organization embraces the Green Party’s “left” capitalism

By David Brown, 15 June 2016

The ISO and the Greens are working together to prevent those attracted to the campaign of Bernie Sanders from moving in the direction of independent working class and socialist politics.

The Orlando massacre and the 2016 US election

By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2016

Questions mount over FBI handling of Orlando gunman

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

By Ulrich Rippert, 14 June 2016

IMF issues warning over growing Chinese debt problems

Race, gender and the US presidential campaign

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

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

The lies surrounding the Sydney siege unravel

By Peter Symonds, 15 June 2016

The huge police mobilisation in response to a lone gunman is a sharp warning of the methods that will be used in the future to suppress opposition to war and austerity.

SEP election meetings outline alternative to war and austerity

By our reporters, 14 June 2016

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

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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

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May Day

Greek translation of May Day 2016 report by Julie Hyland

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce that the speech by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), delivered to the International May Day Online Rally 2016 is published in Greek here.

The UK Brexit Referendum

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

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Science

Were Neanderthals architects?

By Philip Guelpa, 14 June 2016

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

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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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

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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!