Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ Tsipras’s surrender rejected as Berlin pushes for regime-change in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/gree-j02.html Senior German officials said that no matter what terms Athens offered, Berlin would seek to force a change of government in Greece. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61c27cd7-5acd-4504-997b-f1356f26b8eL/gree-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/pers-j02.html The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d71ce43d-1106-4ec5-baa4-2cea94244f1J/pers-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Protests grow as Greek referendum nears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/athe-j02.html While the more wealthy layers of society defend austerity and support a “yes” vote, workers and poor people want to vote “no.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae8f4b5-4af7-4e39-98ed-2c99a10dac0O/athe-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US and Cuba announce resumption of diplomatic relations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/cuba-j02.html The movement toward the reestablishment of full relations with Cuba is being driven by US corporate interests looking to exploit Cuban workers and resources. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8266446d-f4bd-496c-b2e6-041f7525e87N/cuba-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US income inequality continued to soar in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/saez-j02.html A new report by economist Emmanuel Saez found that the share of income going to the top one percent of US earners increased by one percentage point last year. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e4b58c-6d98-42f9-b227-8e4e7ba85c6M/saez-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Ongoing tensions in South China Sea as Chinese-led investment bank formally launched http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/asch-j02.html The establishment of the bank, a blow to US plans for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific, was accompanied by a ratcheting up of Washington’s campaign against China. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/546c5aef-d2e3-4aa7-a711-d832e96fc65B/asch-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Russia suspends natural gas shipments to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/ukra-j02.html The delivery of Russian natural gas to Ukraine was halted after Kiev refused to accept Russia’s proposed price. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039eb8a7-12fb-41a9-ab82-331e668cd6cF/ukra-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Milwaukee transit workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/milw-j02.html After working since April 1 without a contract, Milwaukee bus drivers and mechanics began a 72-hour strike early Wednesday. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11c8f77f-d4f0-4ec0-a5bc-cbc5ba922ddH/milw-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z FISA court reinstates bulk surveillance of US communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/fisa-j02.html The move by the secret FISA court follows the passage of the “USA Freedom Act,” which codifies bulk surveillance while transferring data collection to telecommunication companies. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9adcb6a-2dfc-4f78-8562-91d12936b5eL/fisa-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Illinois begins fiscal year without budget as austerity package is drawn up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/illi-j02.html Republican governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders are crafting a deal that will implement a bevy of anti-worker provisions as part of a bipartisan deal to raise taxes and cut state services. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4efec6f3-f247-42d7-acc1-735fd027338L/illi-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Podemos party takes its place in Spain’s government machinery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/spai-j02.html The Socialist Party has only managed to survive in many regional and municipal governments through pacts with Podemos Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e29196-9c1b-44e6-8624-0809ee712e3A/spai-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Trial of Auschwitz guard continues in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/tria-j02.html The indictment of former SS member Oskar Gröning charges him with acting as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc74669-6e03-4720-abb3-c7b8b56d56dD/tria-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Detention centre staff defy Australian government’s refugee censorship laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/refu-j02.html Medical professionals and former staff in Australia’s refugee detention network have challenged the new “Border Force Act.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4967cca2-d4e5-4fd5-95d4-09d06f17c3eF/refu-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z The manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat: <em>High Sierra</em> in upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/clin-j02.html Raoul Walsh’s <em>High Sierra</em> came to mind in the wake of the sad, predictable end to the three-week manhunt for escaped convicts Matt and Sweat. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a4bb3a1-c6a4-41eb-bba9-8d1407cb958J/clin-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z <em>Voodoo</em>, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/harl-j02.html H. Lawrence Freeman (1869-1954) was active as a composer, conductor and teacher, but his work was rarely performed during his lifetime. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd19df9-51c5-4718-a308-551cf4eee60L/harl-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Greece defaults on debt as Syriza offers alternative austerity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/gree-j01.html Eurozone finance ministers rejected an appeal from Prime Minister Tsipras that would have extended loans to Greece in return for a new proposed list of austerity measures. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0afd18a-5bdc-4035-a75a-cb293d57346A/gree-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/pers-j01.html The annual report of the Bank for International Settlements has criticised the reliance by central banks on monetary policy, calling instead for “structural reforms.” Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30a42feb-90fa-471a-9c18-18ab1eb4fd4M/pers-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/intv-j01.html Workers interviewed by a WSWS reporting team in Athens, Greece, spoke out against austerity and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/941a6a51-0204-46e1-9a40-a64575530b6D/intv-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Thousands rally in pro-austerity demonstration in Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/demo-j01.html Many demonstrators carried European Union and Greek flags, as well as pro-EU placards, shouting, “Save Democracy, Yes to Euro”. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3081a743-ead4-466a-bd2e-4e40a1e405cG/demo-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/syri-j01.html Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5b2eeb5-86b6-41a0-8c11-0ce2a8afab9H/syri-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama proposes rules to expand overtime pay for salaried workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/sala-j01.html Despite being touted as a major new policy initiative by the White House, the proposed change to overtime rules would affect just 3.5 percent of US workers. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dff7c8d2-a797-46d6-b450-9dbe4daf4dcC/sala-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Chicago teachers’ union blocks fight against layoffs, offers to impose pay freeze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/chic-j01.html As the contract expires for 28,000 teachers, the CTU is determined to prevent a struggle that could develop into a broader mobilization of public workers against budget cuts. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e372d4-e157-4aa3-b775-00a8ed4b417L/chic-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Alberta NDP government asks ex-Bank of Canada head to draft budget plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/alta-j01.html The NDP is soliciting advice from a right-wing mandarin involved in formulating sweeping attacks on working people, including the draconian cuts of the Chretien-Martin government. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbc0fb8c-b637-401b-ab84-44472ebc278J/alta-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Backlash mounts against government attack on Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/abcc-j01.html There is growing public disquiet over the government’s hysterical attack on the ABC and endless rhetoric about terrorism. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5306803-91cc-4bc8-b217-b7826abea1bI/abcc-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Former Spanish defence minister admits “pre-coup situation” in 2006 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/spai-j01.html The opposition Popular Party (PP), the Catholic Church and military leaders bitterly opposed a statute defining Catalonia as a nation. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a115093d-6fab-4cdc-9587-375e66f180bB/spai-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Germany: IG Metall union suppresses opposition at ThyssenKrupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/krup-j01.html IG Metall at Thyssen Krupp is trying to stifle all opposition and erect a sophisticated system aimed at policing workers at the factory. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b814fb6-e62d-4023-bd61-ce8bb9b2060C/krup-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Budget bipartisanship in Australia: Labor backs more Abbott government cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/budg-j01.html Labor leader Shorten helped push through a fuel excise increase that will raise $3.6 billion from motorists over the next five years. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67d730b6-8dca-4019-b10f-7bcf215336aL/budg-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/sand-j01.html The “socialist” senator and Democratic presidential candidate's nationalist appeals are designed to head off the emergence of an independent movement of the working class. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13b3cc21-7573-436d-9b0c-234734b8ae5J/sand-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Support grows for victimised Sri Lankan tea estate workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/esta-j01.html Plantation workers denounce frame-up charges against Deeside estate workers. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/896b9bfd-05e7-4b1d-ae48-843eb4e875fA/esta-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Bank closures impose deepening misery on Greek people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/gree-j30.html Retirees were unable to obtain their pension benefits as a weeklong bank holiday began amid warnings of fuel and medicine shortages. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4417d77-b437-4aa6-8d41-57516a6aab0N/gree-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds “excruciating” executions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/pers-j30.html The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that executions using the sedative midazolam can go forward. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7035a63-34c7-47e2-bfc3-3bf729b2d99N/pers-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico governor declares debts “not payable” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/rico-j30.html The government of Puerto Rico is looking to impose brutal austerity measures on the working class in order to secure payment to wealthy creditors. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28453af6-c000-475d-8b90-e9fb70273bfI/rico-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Supreme Court invalidates federal air pollution rules for power plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/epas-j30.html The Supreme Court struck down Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would have sharply reduced airborne toxins from oil- and coal-fueled power plants. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4e19d75-353f-4629-92c6-fd97b307306K/epas-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Budget cuts create intolerable conditions in California nursing homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/senr-j30.html The private investment firms, which have bought up many nursing home chains, are reaping high profits by reducing care to elderly patients. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/302dff4e-0efb-4f5c-82f5-91d2d914414H/senr-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z UK: Another £22 billion in “savings efficiencies” in National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/heal-j30.html The government’s claim that the second round of “efficiency savings” will be accomplished through better procurement and efficient rostering of staff is fraudulent. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6256fb88-5d7e-4f72-b5cd-47c7b6510b7J/heal-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z The case of Zaky Mallah and the witch-hunt against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/mall-j30.html After being acquitted by a jury on two trumped-up terrorism charges, Mallah was uniquely qualified to ask a question about handing the government power to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38bd3822-74cd-46d0-9737-f28b2f4ad92F/mall-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z European energy firms agree to expand Nord Stream pipeline with Gazprom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/russ-j30.html Differences within the European Union, as well as between the EU and the US, are emerging over energy policy and relations with Russia. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6077bfe6-0865-4c7d-aed2-334424301c8I/russ-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Protests continue in Armenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/arme-j30.html Demonstrators demanding a permanent reversal of electricity rate hikes remain on the streets in the capital of Armenia, a key ally of Russia in the Caucasus. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faac7bca-7742-409d-aefb-b05f92ec553M/arme-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Fire inquest told Bankstown apartment block still unsafe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/euro-j30.html The long-delayed inquest into the Euro Terraces apartment fire that killed a student and badly injured another began hearings this month. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbfaefc-6f9c-45b9-a3f6-25d783baaf7C/euro-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Malaysia’s opposition coalition breaks apart http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/mala-j30.html The collapse of the three-party pact changes the political landscape and points to growing instability. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed93040-cf10-4d72-b6ef-5ed63a50776P/mala-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Syriza’s fraudulent capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/cont-j30.html Billions of euros have been taken out of Greece by wealthy individuals and corporations in order to make a financial killing if the country goes back to the drachma. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/936e57c3-ff17-4bed-ba89-9ab5824dd01L/cont-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/flag-j30.html The rush to take down symbols of racism that the American political establishment has kept in place for decades is a defensive response to an outpouring of public horror over the Charleston killings and popular hostility to racism. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a33fc41e-857f-4eec-89a9-96c71744cedB/flag-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Three national strikes called off by UK trade unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/stri-j30.html Planned national strikes by rail workers, probation officers, and steel workers have been called off in succession by Britain’s major trade unions. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6418767c-de58-4b31-a641-b4e7e346890N/stri-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb1ba4ed-5f2b-4304-b51a-f105deca70cC/wkrs-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka SEP calls public meeting to defend victimised plantation workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/slmt-j30.html The Glenugie tea plantation workers were victimised for playing a leading role in a three-day strike in February against an arbitrary increase in workloads. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a88db4-fb85-437c-bfbe-a028ad38e1aD/slmt-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Greek collapse, global turbulence loom as Syriza imposes capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/gree-j29.html The decision followed Sunday’s announcement by the European Central Bank that it would not increase its emergency funding for Greek banks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/675010f7-0e8f-4b19-8772-0dc94081958J/gree-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Greek crisis comes to a head http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/pers-j29.html The decision of European financial authorities to terminate the bailout of Greece and limit the flow of credit to banks has brought the country to the brink of an economic and financial meltdown. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74489643-9166-46ed-aedb-27036bd69d5M/pers-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z China’s central bank cuts rates after shares plunge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/chin-j29.html The People’s Bank of China is increasingly responding to events rather than following a pre-determined strategy. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa378bfa-34b4-4dbd-80d5-f6dc78971cdF/chin-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/iran-j29.html The US is threatening to walk away from the talks unless Tehran capitulates to its demands for further sweeping concessions. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d5154ab-3552-4ca2-917a-61a7c2ec61dP/iran-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z American CEOs paid 300 times more than workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/ceop-j29.html While the average worker made the same in 2014 as they did in 2009, CEO compensation at top companies rose by 54.3 percent. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eb42180-d6b2-44c3-a050-ca4dfcb2f4dE/ceop-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Australian government intensifies political assault on the ABC http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/aabc-j29.html The campaign is aimed at intimidating ABC journalists and producers and transforming the network into a direct government mouthpiece. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5396528c-8b90-4bc2-88f3-d23bd5e5a52J/aabc-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament amid political uncertainty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/sril-j29.html Since the January 8 presidential election, Sirisena and his minority government have faced one crisis after another. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/904789c0-7a4d-4ecf-b1de-86f334fef23P/sril-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z South Africa: Commission whitewashes ANC role in Marikana massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/safr-j29.html For three months, President Jacob Zuma delayed releasing the Farlam Commission’s report into the murders of dozens of striking mineworkers in August 2012. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c641caa-9a3b-4e18-a9de-ca1ee93bb8aG/safr-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z German army expands its tank battalions targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/germ-j29.html German politicians and media leave no doubt about the target of the army’s new IFV and combat tanks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffd48779-e9ce-4bae-bd23-9716fca53f4B/germ-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z German army targets youth with war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/bund-j29.html In images from armed forces day, children clamber on tanks, sit in military helicopters and hold anti-tank weapons in their hand. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6567d671-996c-448a-ab5c-d7a3603bc16G/bund-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z US government covered up 14,000 photos documenting CIA secret prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/ciaa-j29.html The existence of a trove of photos documenting the CIA's global network of “black site” torture centers came to light over the weekend. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48bb76fc-432f-49e9-84b7-c7bb14fe26bC/ciaa-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z New York City police officers waited 20 minutes to report shooting of Akai Gurley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/akai-j29.html Officers waited 20 minutes to report the shooting of an unarmed man in one of New York City’s public housing facilities and failed to give medical assistance as he lay dying. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf66f20a-2abd-4021-9d41-0d637f49321H/akai-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Michigan cuts welfare payments for school truancy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/welf-j29.html The law is one of a raft of vindictive measures throughout the country, which blames the poor for social ills caused by poverty in order to strip them of government assistance. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07bd47d8-f877-42dd-8cbb-42cccf0a92eL/welf-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Legislative deal means further deepening of New York’s housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/rent-j29.html Democrats and Republicans agreed to a deal which leaves essentially unchanged existing rent regulations and tax breaks that favor landlords and developers. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/718a2e91-b0e8-468b-a90e-88d60445129E/rent-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z UK unions abandon strike threat at Tata Steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/tata-j29.html A spokesman for Tata Steel indicated that the company believes it has made gains at workers’ expense. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40354d50-3b0d-49c7-b7f9-aa78f3417e3H/tata-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z OECD report documents growth of financial parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/oecd-j29.html Financial parasitism is leading to the destruction of the productive forces upon which the livelihoods of the world working class depend. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b1f55f-1bdd-41ad-b5ba-ed362a795f5K/oecd-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Obama’s eulogy in Charleston, South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/obam-j29.html President Obama’s eulogy for the victims of this month’s shooting in Charleston was remarkable for its religious obscurantism and inability to seriously address any of the issues that led to the horrendous mass murder. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5faaccf0-349a-49a5-90d7-8036e28a4ecF/obam-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z The Apu Trilogy: “Art wedded to truth must, in the end, have its rewards” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/sray-j29.html Indian director Satyajit Ray’s cinematic masterwork, The Apu Trilogy has been meticulously restored by Janus Films and is currently screening in North American cinemas. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22eb7d85-fd95-4174-af0f-16b95882d28O/sray-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 29-July 5 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/twih-j29.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a471ed3-46f7-4f13-b521-834bfe92db4B/twih-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z <em>Strange Fruit</em> by Kenan Malik: A polemic against racism and identity politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/stra-j29.html The WSWS is reposting a 2010 review of <em>Strange Fruit</em>, a book by British journalist and scientist Kenan Malik, who penned a thoughtful look on the complex biological, social and historical issues involved in the notion of race and racism. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61be6b25-5e6a-4318-b254-8d42742dc9aN/stra-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Greek prime minister calls for referendum on EU austerity demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/gree-j27.html Tsipras’s proposal is a reactionary fraud, designed to lend a veneer of democratic legitimacy to the looting of Greece by the banks. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1fa14ec-2285-439f-85d3-ada97f3acb4M/gree-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in terrorist attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/terr-j27.html The attacks have raised concerns of a global offensive by Islamist terrorist groups that have emerged from US-led wars in Libya and Syria. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8cbf216-b706-4ddb-9d30-b164ccb840bF/terr-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z The US Supreme Court and marriage equality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/pers-j27.html The Supreme Court decision invalidates laws in a minority of US states that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriage and arbitrarily discriminate against homosexuals. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2288da9d-0f61-4bc0-83d5-c64101fcbcdI/pers-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Green Party candidate launches US presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/gpus-j27.html Dr. Jill Stein declared her political solidarity with Bernie Sanders and similar “left” Democratic Party presidential hopefuls like Jesse Jackson, Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7946799d-9408-4316-a0dc-245861726d5A/gpus-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Obama administration uses bilateral talks to ramp up pressure on China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/chus-j27.html The talks took place amid an escalation of Washington’s diplomatic, military and economic campaign against China. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edd00948-8038-4f31-ae8b-c1724915b2eP/chus-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader pledges loyalty to government’s assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/shor-j27.html Labor helped ram through an anti-refugee bill amid an escalating terrorist fear campaign by the government and the corporate media. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/380d77ce-0560-4ee3-a89d-afe46d67dfcM/shor-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Over 1,100 killed by heat wave in Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/paki-j27.html The victims have died because of electricity outages, water supply shortages, inadequate healthcare facilities and government indifference. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e928b881-e50a-4e89-9694-c74bfbb1304M/paki-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z EU summit strengthens brutal refugee policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/euro-j27.html Deportations are to be more effectively organized and special camps created in which asylum proceedings will be fast-tracked under the supervision of EU authorities. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/921af474-2352-4c2e-8000-0b0d686a07aK/euro-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z UK Prime Minister Cameron sets out demands for EU treaty reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/came-j27.html Cameron avoided any detailed presentation to the EU summit because he knew that this would only confirm the UK’s isolation. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d923070d-e819-4ad4-b8d9-3dc381fc25fA/came-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Thousands of jobs lost in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/jobs-j27.html Following the loss of 90,000 public-sector jobs in the last parliament, a further 100,000 jobs are set to go over the next five years. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4ca882a-1364-4202-ae50-f1479cf38e0F/jobs-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Ver.di seeks to impose sellout of German childcare workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/care-j27.html Many workers who had placed great hopes in the strike are incensed over Ver.di’s behaviour. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0df723a-b926-4f6b-98ad-2eb561b02d1C/care-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Detroit police chief says block party shooting carried out by “urban terrorists” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/dsho-j27.html Detroit authorities denounced residents for not providing information about “urban terrorists.” Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/668a0800-8ba5-4d63-b7d1-427d064a295L/dsho-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Paul Krugman’s apologia for Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/krug-j27.html Economist and <em>New York Times</em> columnist Paul Krugman has responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act by declaring the health care overhaul a “policy triumph.” Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d614dcdd-326e-4759-9035-7859742f9fdP/krug-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-lefts hail advance of US-backed Islamists in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/salt-j27.html Socialist Alternative continues its public support for the US-led regime-change operation against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0fd953c-840e-4c82-bb71-fb643ab8a57N/salt-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/labo-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f39048-a71f-4167-b5b7-c39aadc58b9P/labo-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z US, NATO powers intensify preparations for nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nuke-j26.html NATO officials revealed plans for a more aggressive nuclear strategy to counter “Russian aggression,” just days after US war planners called for a new generation of nuclear weapons. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89ec4c5-dfd9-4010-a315-9063e77fb79G/nuke-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z NATO increases support for Ukrainian regime, warns of renewed fighting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nato-j26-1.html NATO is deepening ties with Ukraine, a move that increases the danger of a war between the US and Russia: the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a190807b-c758-4b3d-a5c2-4c386b614f5O/nato-j26-1.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/obam-j26.html The majority opinion states that without the subsidies the ACA would collapse, sending the insurance market into a “death spiral.” Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dcf4025-1424-4fd8-9cf7-85715e4b709I/obam-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z OECD report points to growing dangers for world economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/oecd-j26.html Major life insurance companies in Europe may be threatened with insolvency as a result of problems caused by the global low-interest rate regime. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/645f40f3-33b6-48c9-8ccf-be494d8cd98E/oecd-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Abbott government calls for sackings at Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/abcs-j26.html The ABC is mounting a defence of free speech on its knees, having accepted the essential premise of the Abbott government’s attack. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fadbcca-1109-4ab0-8bf1-860170fb5d2G/abcs-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z New York City mayor announces plan to hire more police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nypd-j26.html Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to increase the size of the New York Police Department by 1,300 officers, at the cost of $170 million. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed06b34-43b8-49df-9a7f-a660086fddcH/nypd-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z San Bernardino, California, prepares to privatize city services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/sber-j26.html The city of San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy in July 2012, is seeking to privatize its firefighting and garbage collection services. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ea41e4c-65ea-4022-973e-a63efa20e6aO/sber-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z The issues in the US auto contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/auto-j26.html With the formal start of talks set for July 13, auto workers are being kept in the dark, fed bits and scraps of information filtered through the corporate-controlled media. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc4d5f63-3f63-4514-a61e-65e590b185cO/auto-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Spain agrees to increased US military presence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/spai-j26.html For the Pentagon, use of the Morón and Rota bases is part of the new “Scramble for Africa.” Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b34eab20-b27e-4a55-81d1-93af44bd077E/spai-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z NDP leader Mulcair makes pitch to Canadian big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/cndp-j26.html With opinion polls showing the trade union-backed NDP ahead, Mulcair is anxious to reassure big business that the NDP will faithfully serve its interests. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c54cf097-e260-40c8-b001-2737a34868fC/cndp-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z German child care strike delegates rebuff union president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/unio-j26.html The arbitration proposal brought by the ver.di leadership to end the month-long child care workers strike would amount to a freeze in real wages for 240,000 workers. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0ad95f7-ea17-4821-b783-bd9acf3f3f5D/unio-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Dortmund: Steelworkers protest against plant closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/work-j26.html Workers denounced management and demanded strike action at a workplace meeting at the Hoesch sheet steel works (HSP) earlier this month. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/238b12f8-e9bd-498d-99cd-82760483337I/work-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Political issues in the Greek debt crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/pers-j26.html Having built its entire policy around denying the possibility of socialist revolution, Syriza is proposing ever deeper attacks on the working class under the EU’s direction. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aa06400-80c6-4f45-aff8-56eb19b8d99B/pers-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z SEP public meeting assesses political turmoil in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/slmt-j26.html A successful meeting in Colombo examined the turmoil confronting President Sirisena’s government. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd517359-c312-4fc2-984f-fd5dad4847dF/slmt-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/wkrs-j26.html The <em> World Socialist Web Site </em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c93dd5c-c4f0-4e8c-bfd4-a06359f85eaL/wkrs-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z US home ownership rate hits lowest level in two decades http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/hous-j25.html Amid falling wages, rising housing costs and tight-fisted lending by banks, the “American dream” of homeownership has moved out of reach for most young households. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/480085c1-3303-4308-8dfb-637f06301c4H/hous-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Behind the political furore over the Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/pers-j25.html Prime Minister Abbott will accept nothing less than the complete refashioning of the ABC into an unabashed propaganda arm of his government. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c0fa82-100b-4b93-bde0-87648caee11P/pers-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z NATO announces expansion of military force targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/nato-j25.html The decision to expand the size of the NATO Response Force to 40,000 troops can be understood only as part of preparations for war with Russia. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d60349a8-b637-437f-81ed-b076591620aA/nato-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z EU rejects Syriza’s austerity proposals at euro group summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/gree-j25.html The EU is demanding even deeper cuts, beyond the austerity measures Syriza agreed to over the weekend after capitulating to the EU’s previous demands. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81ce45fd-6342-4e3a-bf24-58d407eb63cB/gree-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Australian government unveils bill to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/citi-j25.html The legislation could be used to terminate the fundamental political and civil rights of many people, including those opposing war. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92c8ccb9-9b89-40c9-902d-db01f24ab61A/citi-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Union shuts down last remaining oil refinery strike in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/oils-j25.html After nearly five months, the United Steelworkers wore down oil refinery workers in Galveston, Texas, completing the union’s betrayal and defeat of the 2015 strike. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eee6d11a-b974-4237-8062-f3dbd03847dO/oils-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z New York City claims reforms at Rikers amid further evidence of prisoner abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/rike-j25.html As reports of horrific conditions at the prison continue to mount, the city has agreed to a slate of minor reforms proposed by the Obama Justice Department Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb5c9d37-194c-407a-890b-0b648487f28E/rike-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, autopsy confirms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/autp-j25.html The state medical examiner’s office ruled that Gray suffered a “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine after being arrested and given a “rough ride” by Baltimore police. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1d40b3-c5d8-4c22-94f6-8d48b283cb8G/autp-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z State of California rules Uber driver is employee, not contractor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/uber-j25.html In an effort to drive down labor costs, companies are replacing regular employees with cheaper contract workers with no job security or health care. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f70d0f1f-250c-4876-96a4-0971408a86dK/uber-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z EU begins military intervention in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/eumi-j25.html The military operation will use military force against refugee boats, particularly in Libya, and involves a massive expansion of intelligence and police powers. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65427084-ec41-4be0-b159-1cd8f01156dO/eumi-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z French riot police attack striking ferry seamen and migrants in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/cala-j25.html The social eruption in Calais has also fed growing tensions between the UK and France over the refugee crisis in the city. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d57b547c-3eea-4540-8150-15e40954920G/cala-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Striking Berlin hospital workers denounce austerity, staffing cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/char-j25.html Several hundred nurses and care workers gathered at the Ministry of Health on the second day of the strike at Berlin’s Charité Hospital, Europe’s largest health facility. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c13f96-b812-44f4-a4ed-b95ea407b9cC/char-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Oppose political censorship at the University of Western Sydney! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/uwss-j25.html In violation of basic democratic rights, university officials are seeking to vet IYSSE leaflets and identify students circulating them. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a434177-34ba-4aa3-bae4-9a27f6fa483H/uwss-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z <em>Redeployment</em>: Phil Klay’s short stories about the Iraq War only go so far http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/rede-j25.html The new collection makes certain telling observations about the experiences of Americans Marines and others who invaded and occupied Iraq. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dc0899c-a1ab-4631-ad89-5c8097ac496B/rede-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Study finds that one in six species are in danger of extinction due to climate change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/exti-j25.html A meta-analysis of 131 earlier studies predicts that widespread species extinctions will occur at an accelerating rate unless measures are taken to reduce global warming. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe23654d-b9dc-49fa-b3d3-44972f5c45bH/exti-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/meet-j25.html The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding public meetings throughout Sri Lanka. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5d61e4e-12c9-47ee-b814-cd3668d48aaO/meet-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z US Senate vote clears path for anti-China trade bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/trad-j24.html The vote to revive the “fast-track” bill, only a week after its defeat in the House, demonstrates the decisive power of big business and the military-intelligence establishment. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59f1cb1f-e680-4fbd-8883-56f44ab5c00H/trad-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief outlines war preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/pers-j24.html The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afa1b549-e7dd-479a-8c41-3e34dfcee5bN/pers-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Syriza agrees to EU austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/gree-j24.html Further details emerged Tuesday on the Greek government’s proposal to its creditors. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf1ed54a-8a03-42aa-852f-a6e6d00e49aH/gree-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Australia: The live exchange on ABC television’s “Q&amp;A” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/mall-j24.html Monday night’s “Q&amp;A” program witnessed the deeply reactionary outlook driving the “war on terror.” Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7f27a4d-e957-41c6-9660-b9a67a516a6G/mall-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Australian government deepens attack on free speech and democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/aust-j24.html The attack on the ABC by “liberal” Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is his second such intervention against the right of free speech in two months. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6749f71f-8a65-45cc-a48d-a2700b87a38M/aust-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/isra-j24.html The UN commission recognised that the death and destruction carried out by Israel last year followed the atrocities of previous wars on Gaza and Lebanon. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc77d078-9ad9-46e4-83b7-af521306689P/isra-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z 5,000 protest in Berlin against EU refugee policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/berl-j24.html Protesters demonstrating against the EU’s brutal immigration policy were attacked in the German press for engaging in “political pornography.” Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98b95208-e530-4ee1-ba2d-d3fb2f84aabL/berl-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Taliban strikes Afghan parliament in Kabul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/afgh-j24.html Taliban fighters passed through several military checkpoints, setting off explosives and initiating an extended firefight just outside the Afghan parliament. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d30545d-0b2a-4d5f-b92b-3d704beb5ebD/afgh-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court overturns death row appeal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/supr-j24.html The Supreme Court decided it was “harmless” for Hector Ayala’s attorney to be excluded from hearings that eliminated all of the black and Hispanic jurors from the jury pool. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e75e9dff-773a-42c8-8286-52f7760e9fdO/supr-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Special prosecutor brings reduced charges against Albuquerque cops who killed James Boyd http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/boyd-j24.html The reduced charge of second degree murder gives the judge discretion to suspend the sentence if a conviction is reached. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f138678b-473a-4128-8445-886f5dda762M/boyd-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh-based health system cutting costs with early retirement offers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/upmc-j24.html University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is seeking to eliminate thousands of higher paid caregivers. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b7c100a-c963-48db-8d2d-a8b54a320feH/upmc-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Australian treasurer denies housing affordability crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/hous-j01.html Rampant speculation by banks and property developers, encouraged by government tax breaks, has produced an astronomical increase in housing prices. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3ae2fd8-8751-45c1-8f62-37eafad0a76J/hous-j01.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka’s Punguduthivu: An island devastated by war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/pung-j24.html Unbearable social conditions and de facto military rule continue after nearly three decades of war in Sri Lanka’s north. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0de2ea21-cb3d-4126-8552-aad418d4ca0E/pung-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Trotskyism and the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/palm-j24.html A recent book by historian Bryan Palmer chronicles the role of American Trotskyists in leading one of the most important strikes in US history. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20b1befd-533d-4aad-b686-442d9414ca6P/palm-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Race and class in America: The case of Rachel Dolezal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/dole-j24.html The revelation that the head of a local NAACP chapter, since forced to resign, is a white woman has driven the purveyors of identity politics into a furor. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d402bc32-1f22-4891-a03b-f2bdbfa4827B/dole-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Julie Taymor’s <em>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/amid-j24.html The film was made during a run of Taymor’s version of Shakespeare’s play at the Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn in 2013-14. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cf4be34-dcbc-4c9b-9a55-8c4438e47eaI/amid-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z The role of Ver.di and the Left Party in the Berlin health workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/stat-j24.html The precondition for a successful struggle at Berlin’s Charité is a break with Ver.di and its workplace organization. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b04e129-a48a-4d02-bde2-a63ca6858f7G/stat-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z After Syriza’s concessions, EU demands more austerity at Greek debt summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/gree-j23.html While approving Syriza’s capitulation to its demands for deep cuts in pensions and health care, the EU called for further austerity measures as a precondition for a deal on Greek debt. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e91652ec-9c06-400d-b31e-c894c1562e6D/gree-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z The social roots of racism in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/pers-j23.html The political establishment has seized upon the tragedy in Charleston to promote the conception that race is the fundamental category in American society. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c54004d-0f2e-4ebf-aab2-d5453705f34C/pers-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party government presses Syriza to deepen austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/frgr-j23.html France’s Socialist Party government is pushing Syriza to accept the austerity measures proposed by the European Union. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76fd9e9c-abe4-4a26-9b3b-64ce955d687J/frgr-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Global economic impact of violence reached $14.3 trillion in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/cost-j23.html Over 13 percent of the world's annual economic output is squandered on military spending and the destruction wrought by war and conflict. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/842541da-789f-4cf5-92ca-c4bb448e15bG/cost-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Republican candidates received donations from white supremacist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/cocc-j23.html Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine people last week in Charleston, South Carolina, cited the writings of the Council of Conservative Citizens in his online manifesto. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9159edc8-d4f7-4306-8ad0-62c3a559fddA/cocc-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Verizon presses for new concessions from US telecom workers as contract talks begin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/veri-j23.html The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are preparing to hand over more concessions on pensions and health benefits. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88fe8b67-3b75-4529-bab6-7b67c3fad45N/veri-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Far right makes major gains in Danish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/denm-j23.html The sharp shift to the right by the Social Democrats has prepared the way for the emergence of xenophobic and nationalist forces. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7d4d7cc-1bbd-4db6-b96f-afff70def55B/denm-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon goes warmongering in Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/stur-j23.html Sturgeon’s comments make clear that the SNP leadership fully supports British participation in the US-led military escalation that has brought the world closer to global war. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30485dee-3cbd-435c-9200-9c0c518f2b2B/stur-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds of thousands of Haitians face deportation from the Dominican Republic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/depo-j23.html With the passing of a deadline in the Dominican Republic for Haitians to apply for regularization of their immigration status, many thousands are now effectively stateless. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad29ee52-f7be-4883-aad3-bcb80742b1dD/depo-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader defends “modern” union deals to boost corporate profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/shor-j23.html Bill Shorten spelt out the role of the trade unions as industrial police forces over their members. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fdc8941-1aec-4087-92c8-cd1c613e1a7M/shor-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Bangladesh budget: More concessions to investors, increased austerity for poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/bang-j22.html The Awami League-led government’s attempts to create more profitable conditions for business are deepening the attacks on the living conditions of the workers and poor. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3963fa0a-2874-4ba5-84a0-55802efa6ddM/bang-j22.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z MERS outbreak exposes South Korean government’s lack of preparation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/mers-j23.html The spread of the virus has been compounded by a lack of preparation and measures for dealing with the sick. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a97dfadf-c207-4a9c-ba97-2c21706ea86G/mers-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z The arrest of Ahmed Mansour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/mans-j23.html The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit calls on workers and intellectuals to forcefully denounce the arrest of Ahmed Mansour and oppose the introduction of police-state measures. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab09f999-3fc1-495a-9fcd-b21bb7000d9D/mans-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z <em>Jurassic World</em>, summer blockbuster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/jura-j23.html Though largely formulaic, the film is not without its charms and touches on some interesting questions—albeit lightly. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/793cce55-e5dd-4e54-b275-c361e87a0d2H/jura-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/wkrs-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a5c9208-43e5-474b-8ba4-6c682027602B/wkrs-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Child suicides highlight growing social crisis in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/chin-j22.html The apparent suicide deaths of four young children in the impoverished Guizhou province underscores the desperate plight facing millions of rural poor. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cecaf845-4b5d-4e7c-b67f-69e224f67b4O/chin-j22.html 2015-06-22T06:00:00Z Germany arrests Al Jazeera journalist on warrant issued by Egyptian junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/alja-j22.html The arrest of Ahmed Mansour is a signal from Berlin that it views repressive measures by military dictatorships as politically legitimate. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00671fd-181b-4b9a-b66c-b7fee4bc7efA/alja-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z The US contemplates partitioning Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/pers-j22.html The Obama administration has signalled that it is indifferent to Iraq’s sovereignty and even its existence. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79b053e0-d9ca-492a-976f-87ecfecc9c2C/pers-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Syriza offers last-ditch concessions prior to EU summit on Greek debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/gree-j22.html Greek Prime Minister Tsipras heads to the summit under the threat of a deliberately imposed economic catastrophe and expulsion from the eurozone. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28b1804e-fb78-4b37-8ce2-2106cd67416A/gree-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z 250,000 demonstrate against austerity in London http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/demo-j22.html The mass demonstration is a reflection of widespread opposition to the Conservative government’s plans to ramp up austerity, following decades of cuts under both Tory and Labour Party governments. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db32524c-291d-4a03-a736-603f1476df5K/demo-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Participants in UK marches denounce austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/ints-j22.html The World Socialist Web Site interviewed anti-austerity demonstrators in London and Glasgow. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c37043d0-ec40-41f9-bf83-1bdc5e2c9d2G/ints-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Only socialism and class struggle can end austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/aust-j22.html The following statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) was distributed at Saturday’s demonstrations against austerity in London and Glasgow. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28333627-55a9-425a-8315-6ea6025229cP/aust-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Sanders campaign seeks to channel anger over inequality behind Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/sand-j22.html The Vermont senator offers no program for working people, but his attacks on economic inequality and the “billionaire class” have gained a hearing. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19220611-54ad-4bc0-b596-b2b4c56f76eF/sand-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Man shot dead by Massachusetts state trooper was mentally ill, suicidal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/mass-j22.html Santos Laboy’s sister condemned the killing: “They knew he was suicidal. They didn’t have to shoot him like the way they killed him, like a dog.” Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf47376e-d74c-4e76-88d7-b6a0b9c7736K/mass-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z NATO rapid reaction force exercises in Poland target Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/nato-j22.html Germany has taken the lead in the latest in a series of military training exercises in Eastern Europe aimed at escalating the war threat against Moscow. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ab050b5-9282-4e3e-8fb0-4028baab341D/nato-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Ukrainians testify to a life of poverty and violence under US-backed government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/uwor-j22.html The WSWS recently spoke with Ukrainian workers and students on the current state of social and economic conditions under the right-wing regime of Petro Poroshenko. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b52a544-79df-47f2-86a7-9bdc52d4a2fB/uwor-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Nurses strike at Berlin Charité clinic in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/stri-j22.html Nurses and other caregivers at the largest university hospital in Europe are walking out against understaffing and the sacrifice of patient care for profit. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73042208-8b33-4928-bbc1-99fea212d99M/stri-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Renewed Saudi-led bombardment kills, wounds dozens of Yemeni civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/yeme-j22.html Saudi and Gulf forces pounded targets across Yemen over the weekend after negotiations between Saudi and Houthi leaders ended without any deal on Friday. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b5d4065-b7b2-4010-937d-98ce4018474A/yeme-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister launches new attack on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/abbo-j22.html Abbott’s claim to interpret the will of the nation, as he advocated doing away with legal rights, contained more than a whiff of Nazi ideology. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4fd05cd-3812-4f48-9d15-aca88bf16aaM/abbo-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Eritrea faces societal collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/erit-j22.html Eritreans are the victims of brutal wars stoked by US imperialism and its European allies to control the region’s energy resources. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8e69721-0838-4df7-af41-4703016d9b1O/erit-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Australia: Political cover-up over Sydney siege continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/moni-j22.html The coronial inquest fails to examine the siege gunman’s relations with Australian intelligence agencies. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c739998-5c96-4e90-a7a8-7864cfc6514L/moni-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 22-28 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/twih-j22.html 25 years ago: US space program hit by twin debacles25 years ago: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca9624fd-8f56-49b4-86da-8ce0bb29319P/twih-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/merc-j22.html Over the course of its lifetime, Messenger has sent back more than 275,000 images of the planet Mercury. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ec40e37-fbc5-494a-ab62-26f6e9548e1J/merc-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z White House steps up assault on pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/pens-j20.html The White House said Wednesday that it will grant long-time Washington fixer Kenneth Feinberg the power to unilaterally slash the benefits of retirees in multiemployer pension funds. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6725e836-bdcb-4014-986e-2d2cd58d9efG/pens-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z American militarism and the Charleston killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/pers-j20.html The wave of mass shootings in the United States can be understood only in the context of the unending violence perpetrated by the US government around the world. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a6e709f-63dc-48e2-9c40-b0ae4bc92d2K/pers-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z European Central Bank extends credit on fears of Greek bank collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/gree-j20.html The brinksmanship of the EU and ECB threatens not only the decimation of the Greek economy, but a potential domino effect that could impact on the entire European economy. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0eb92192-d8f5-40d5-a2b8-05d8b7fdd7cI/gree-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Belgian and French authorities move to seize Russian assets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/russ-j20.html Implementing a ruling handed down by the Hague, law enforcement officials are working to seize billions of dollars of Russian assets in Europe and around the world. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56667828-4fdc-4ad4-95ee-2df8ad9356fP/russ-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z War dangers in South China Sea continue to rise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/scst-j20.html Military deployments are taking place in Asia that would be viewed in China as preparations for a potential provocation. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7e8697c-ff38-478f-bb90-2f022d5b598N/scst-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Japanese protests denounce new military legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/japa-j20.html Thousands gathered over the weekend to oppose bills to expand the role of the armed forces and its capacity to wage war. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/889e6a61-1d38-4da9-8570-8a4893b3d97E/japa-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Worldwide displaced population reaches record 59.5 million in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/disp-j20.html The annual UNHCR report documents the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons globally and traces some of the conflicts that have created this humanitarian disaster. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edb8f87d-487c-4025-ace6-808e31a6a2cG/disp-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z German Left Party on course to join the government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/left-j20.html The naming of Wagenknecht and Bartsch to the leadership of the Left Party fraction in parliament is another step towards participation in a federal coalition government. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/708ebac7-988d-493b-800a-ba016d7af75H/left-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Polish government plagued by spying scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/pola-j20.html Only a few months before parliamentary elections this autumn, new revelations about a spying scandal have plunged the conservative Civic Platform into crisis. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b893f6b-c752-4f2a-9ddf-c5a92e83d86H/pola-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Canada: Alleged ISIS supporter released on bail after lengthy, illegal detention without charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/driv-j20.html Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Driver was quietly released on bail late last week by a Manitoba court, after being detained since his arrest by police on June 4. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b35638c2-716f-4e42-b570-09aeac6a12cI/driv-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Canada’s media attacks Truth and Reconciliation report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/ctrc-j20.html Right-wing and liberal commentators alike have accused the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of rhetorical overkill and impugning Canada’s “good name.” Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcc2a576-22a1-4491-ad45-f478dfcc224O/ctrc-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Layoffs continue amidst economic stagnation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/econ-j20.html US layoffs were up 13 percent in the first five months of 2015 compared to the prior year. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a8a4511-d76d-4443-8a57-f3ac753b591N/econ-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Why the German media refuses to report Humboldt University students’ defense of Münkler-Watch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/humb-j20.html Not a single article has appeared in the German press noting the IYSSE resolution passed June 11 by the student parliament of Humboldt University. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cd2382b-a520-49cf-b04a-680eafd0abaF/humb-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z <em>La loi du marché</em> (<em>The Measure of a Man</em>): An attempt at a drama of the French working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/loid-j20.html Fifty-one-year-old Thierry, who has lost his job in a factory closure, urgently tries to find work since his unemployment benefit will soon run out. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c260442-fee8-42c0-aa1c-304a9293405M/loid-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/labo-j20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/959d0338-cab3-4b4d-bec7-58e25f7220dP/labo-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Amnesty International: US police laws violate human rights standards http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/poli-j19.html The international human rights organization Amnesty International said Thursday that laws in all 50 states governing use of force by the police violate international agreements. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aefe745b-81a1-494f-adb6-9d070533d34J/poli-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z The mass killing in Charleston, South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/pers-j19.html The impact of endless war and militarism on backward layers of the population in the US is a central driving force behind horrific episodes like the Charleston bloodbath. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63ad0030-db44-4ead-a13a-e1c218ec7f2B/pers-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Michigan prosecutor finds no wrongdoing in the police killing of unarmed teen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/mich-j19.html Prosecutors announced Tuesday that Eaton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Frost was justified in tasering and shooting to death 17-year-old Deven Guilford at a traffic stop, when the youth refused to show the officer his photo ID. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cf74960-d334-4be9-afa2-51f8d933824M/mich-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z European Union extends economic sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/euru-j19.html The sanctions are part of a broad drive by the NATO powers to isolate Russia, threatening it with bankruptcy and war, in order to reduce it to a semi-colonial status. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12d14164-7b18-4169-8f98-749c6fccf23N/euru-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Eurogroup issues ultimatum to Greek government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/grie-j19.html European finance ministers demanded that the Greek government either accept cutbacks in full, on pain of being forced to exit the euro. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f721747-598a-4213-b8e3-ba5ec477bf5J/grie-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z US secretary of defense threatens breakup of Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/iraq-j19.html Washington increasingly seeks to rule Iraq through a network of tribal-based sectarian proxy forces, reinforced by thousands of US “advisers.” Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc9b06b6-6b57-4d3c-b79f-3e92f2f8859H/iraq-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Texas carries out ninth execution of 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/exec-j19.html Gregory Russeau was the ninth Texas inmate to be sent to death, making the state the most active executioner in the US so far this year. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9377bb6d-8572-4c5c-a92f-bef5d711f8fI/exec-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z County official wants Detroit area put into financial emergency status http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/wayn-j19.html Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has asked Michigan officials to declare a financial state of emergency to escalate attacks on public workers and services. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4cfdfcc-ffbc-4688-8c96-3cfd45b9b4bF/wayn-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Delay on TPP prompts warnings to US from Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/ttpa-j19.html The US has received a blunt warning about shifting relations in Asia from Singapore’s foreign minister. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60645599-c8f8-4a9f-aa83-3d46e2046e0P/ttpa-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z UK: Labour saves Conservative government from defeat on EU referendum bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/brit-j19.html The Labour Party demonstrated its readiness to form an alliance with the Cameron government over British European Union membership. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1e3980e-2aee-4f76-94a3-411621f476dH/brit-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z New Zealand government complicit in Australia’s persecution of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/asyl-j19.html Prime Minister Key defended Australian officials for intercepting 65 asylum seekers bound for New Zealand and sending them on a life-threatening voyage back to Indonesia. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8decb0b7-67be-4b2b-9865-618a59c828cD/asyl-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Québec Solidaire renews offer to work with Péladeau-led PQ http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/qspe-j19.html Following the PQ’s election of the right-wing media mogul Péladeau as its leader, Québec Solidaire feigned astonishment—as it does whenever the PQ shows its true class character. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80cb1cbf-9352-4bf9-b472-7239348259bB/qspe-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z <em>Entourage</em> and <em>Spy</em>: Celebrity, wealth and the CIA—Hollywood’s idea of summer fun http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/ento-j19.html Two new, not-so-comic comedies: one preoccupied with the life of Hollywood celebrities and the other, with the intelligence apparatus. What fun. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b2ff556-31b7-4ff9-9034-234bd1b4250P/ento-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/wkrs-j19.html The <em> World Socialist Web Site </em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05dbd68f-81f8-4b2e-a08d-3a226a3cd24C/wkrs-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Mass killing at African American church in Charleston, South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/scar-j18.html The horrific mass killing took place Wednesday evening. A young white man allegedly opened fire during a prayer meeting, killing six women and three men. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28e30bac-ba50-4d6f-baa2-401fbc3c99aO/scar-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Wall Street’s legal offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/pers-j18.html A series of recent court rulings highlight the drive of the American financial aristocracy to assert the untrammeled domination of private capital over the public interest. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f271b4ce-ae79-407c-bbab-83fc76b16fbP/pers-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Greek central bank warns of “uncontrollable crisis” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/gree-j18.html Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his government would not table any new proposals at today’s Eurogroup meeting. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9cbed4-1d57-4c6c-b5ee-502c1a53722J/gree-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Millionaires projected to own 46 percent of global private wealth by 2019 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/econ-j18.html According to a new report, the vast majority of new wealth for the rich has come from the increase in the value of pre-existing assets. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c65157b4-e512-497a-b80e-69da207b13fH/econ-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z EU dispute over refugees intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/refu-j18.html European governments are at loggerheads on accepting refugees, but all agree on measures to deter and repatriate them. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/912a2dc7-e5fc-4691-acc9-63b4f422e88J/refu-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Israel exonerates its armed forces of war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/isra-j18-j18.html The report comes days before the UN’s Human Rights Council is due to publish the findings of its inquiry into Israeli war crimes in Gaza. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/660b71d2-ede6-4a1f-9c9f-7a813ada4edC/isra-j18-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z US deported 260,000 for drug offenses over five-year period http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/immi-j18.html Even legal immigrants spend months or years in prison without bail awaiting deportation for minor drug offenses, according to a report issued this week by Human Rights Watch. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c566d4e-1095-4ab3-8561-f2d04be9601L/immi-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z US stocks, bonds rally as Fed pledges to keep rates low http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/bank-j18.html Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen repeatedly stressed that the rate increases, once begun, would be small and incremental. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ee4a309-953c-4f34-9419-1b505a225d7M/bank-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Jeb Bush launches campaign for Republican presidential nomination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/bush-j18.html The official two-party system has shifted so far to the right that Bush is regarded as too moderate by much of the Republican Party base. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00427ed4-6f6f-4833-a7b9-6e699dcc31aO/bush-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z CIA authorized experimentation on human beings, document shows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/ciaa-j18.html Previously secret CIA internal regulations show that the agency has assumed sweeping powers to engage in illegal human experimentation and covert espionage against the US population. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/266a037e-4499-4804-a3f9-5f289548599F/ciaa-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Grand jury witnesses told not to mention police “chokehold” in Eric Garner case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/garn-j18.html Newly released details provide further evidence that the grand jury proceeding that exonerated Garner’s killer was rigged. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18490708-d9a0-45d8-90cd-d4edb6a305bO/garn-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Detroit’s “water affordability” plan guarantees profits to wealthy bondholders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/wate-j18.html At least 1,000 households have been shut off as of May 26, with at least 25,000 residences—or one in three households in the city—targeted for possible shutoff this summer. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6ccc80c-1ef2-4308-a19d-326b8751ebbA/wate-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Manitoba’s NDP presides over child care crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/mndp-j18.html Due to budget cuts and privatization, children in the care of Manitoba’s youth protection agency are largely unsupervised and provided little physical, educational or emotional support. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa05343b-f5d2-453e-93c4-2017d4ff363N/mndp-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Three quarters of a million private tenants in England living in rundown homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/hous-j17-j18.html There are 120,000 households in England considered to be living in an unsafe privately rented home. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/519a1bf6-aa44-466f-8f98-d6d9ede6901I/hous-j17-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z German secret service involved in NSU far-right terrorist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/nsug-j18.html Evidence linking the state with murders committed by far-right terrorists continues to mount. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03597a1c-d0d7-42eb-b938-efef373009fL/nsug-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z US drive to war dominates Philippine presidential election discussions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/phil-j18.html The stakes in the 2016 presidential election are qualitatively higher than in previous contests, with the paramount question being war with China. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c87c0335-db81-4bdb-97db-576c2618e07B/phil-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Australian Greens back Abbott government’s deep pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/budg-j18.html The Greens sent a clear message of their readiness to play a central role in imposing austerity measures on the working class. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dc31204-9265-45cd-96a6-54c6a6a638fI/budg-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman dead at 85 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/cole-j18.html Saxophonist Ornette Coleman helped to define the free jazz movement during an often controversial career spanning half a century. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c98513c7-029e-4ca1-b027-5a9e8aadc2fH/cole-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Top GM and Fiat Chrysler negotiators depart on eve of UAW contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/auto-j18.html US automakers are reaffirming their determination to hold down labor costs. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/089447c2-841c-4f0e-a60f-b56c66e75b2F/auto-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Obama, Republicans join forces to salvage trade bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/trad-j17.html The campaign of the White House and congressional Republicans in support of the TPP shatters the conventional picture of official Washington, supposedly divided into intransigent partisan camps. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08a7d81b-c940-4f17-a608-a8372a31743N/trad-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z The callous and criminal treatment of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/pers-j17.html The brutal measures used against refugees are a warning to workers of the anti-democratic methods being prepared against the working class as a whole. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc509de5-c8ff-4f65-9fa5-2947ff31591J/pers-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z EU threatens to push Greece into bankruptcy after collapse of debt talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/gree-j17.html Even as he denounced the EU, Greek Prime Minister Tsipras signaled that he is still seeking a deal on the basis of imposing more austerity on the Greek population. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e05d9d96-6f16-4143-86ec-38a29e5126aC/gree-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Russia threatens response to US military buildup in Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/russ-j17.html Russia’s response makes clear that US plans to deploy troops and military equipment throughout Eastern Europe has increased the danger of war between nuclear-armed powers. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/878d0ee7-5524-4f04-8adf-2c5df9e0374J/russ-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z US House approves measure blocking training of neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/hous-j17.html The passage of the amendment to the House’s Pentagon budget bill restricting support for the Azov Battalion is a further confirmation of the leading role played by fascist forces in Ukraine. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76c85147-a5d8-4bb6-b31a-ede881f151bO/hous-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z US drone strike in Yemen kills AQAP leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/yeme-j17.html The second US targeted assassination in as many days has brought AQAP under the control of a new leader with reported ties to the US-backed Saleh dictatorship. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/214493ed-d457-4795-a261-07431064d36D/yeme-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Egyptian court confirms death sentence for former President Mursi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/murs-j17.html The death sentence for the Muslim Brotherhood leader is the latest judicial travesty organized by a military regime that is a key ally of the US and European imperialist powers. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4770939-7329-42b1-abf4-7c9b315c255K/murs-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Financial markets jittery on eve of Fed statement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/bank-j17.html There are fears that a rise in US interest rates will have major global repercussions, especially through the flight of capital from emerging markets. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e34ce97-338d-47a8-97f0-f6c36602c1fD/bank-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Berkeley, California balcony collapse kills six http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/berk-j17.html Several observers have pointed to signs of dry rot in the wooden support beams exposed by the collapse, possibly due to inadequate waterproofing. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b38918e-24ce-4125-8fba-5ca3054c7e6O/berk-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z French neo-fascists committed street crimes to stoke insecurity and fear http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/frna-j17.html National Front members confessed to torching cars and falsely reporting crimes in order to fuel their party’s law and order campaign. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f121a4a5-fb5a-4efb-8304-f9412169799B/frna-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Danish parties shift further right in election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/denm-j17.html The scapegoating of immigrants is aimed at diverting attention away from the parties’ defence of the interests of Denmark’s financial elite at the expense of the working class. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb60c45d-9729-429c-85ce-2a489b777feO/denm-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader under fire over “sweetheart” deals with employers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/shor-j17.html The posturing of both the prime minister and opposition leader as defenders of low-paid workers reeks of hypocrisy. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75bdc123-4a18-4565-b139-98583b46e42J/shor-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Australian cleaners denied penalty rates by trade union for more than a decade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/ints-j17.html Cleanevent workers speak to the WSWS about their poor pay and conditions, and the role of the Australian Workers Union. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/985c12bb-8f6f-495f-9b86-29d1e0a915cB/ints-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z The New York Times, Scott Walker and the unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/walk-j17.html The cover story of Sunday’s <em>New York Times Magazine</em> promotes the myth that the unions waged a determined struggle against Wisconsin Governor, and likely Republican presidential candidate, Scott Walker. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37a18606-58a6-4b51-822e-5bb13cd0720G/walk-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Noah Baumbach’s <em>While We’re Young</em>: No need to fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/whil-j17.html Riddled with generational stereotypes, <em>While We’re Young</em> pleads the case against intellectual honesty in favor of “personal fulfillment.” Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94a065d1-11a3-4ed1-a57f-4158259a139M/whil-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Global refugee crisis worst since World War II http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/refu-j16.html An Amnesty International report released Monday provides a sense of the disaster produced by global capitalism and the operations of imperialism throughout the world. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b422d83-16fd-40c5-8652-8daf94dcfa4I/refu-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z The way forward for the working class in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/pers-j16.html Workers across Europe and internationally must oppose the assault on the Greek working class by the European Union and its political defenders. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a9feb79-6c1e-41fe-a29c-8a9b2c5afc7J/pers-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Global stock markets fall on fears of Greece debt default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/gree-j16.html Stock markets in Athens and internationally fell sharply Monday after the collapse this weekend of talks on Greece’s debt crisis. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00a8214-5017-4ccf-93fe-53bdb2e8a03M/gree-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z US war planes bomb alleged militants in Libya, killing dozens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/liby-j16.html The bombing is the latest in a series of illegal targeted assassinations and kidnappings carried out by US forces in Libya. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c887b0a0-85d8-44b6-a8c0-00fe43a5332D/liby-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z UK government, Murdoch press smear of Edward Snowden unravels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/snow-j16.html Smearing Snowden is aimed at creating a climate of fear to justify state surveillance and repression. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/535bc7d8-a17c-4737-93c5-e3fd3511a90E/snow-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds arbitrary executive power in immigration visa case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/supr-j16.html The Supreme Court endorsed the Obama administration’s assertion of the arbitrary power to deny immigration visas based on vague invocations of the so-called “war on terror.” Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58c8a5db-336e-4c96-a78a-acb08149bb0G/supr-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Contract covering 16,500 General Electric workers to expire June 21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/geco-j16.html Negotiations between General Electric and an umbrella group of unions began this month in New York. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74094e62-e785-4f47-b09a-01add693c42E/geco-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Australia: Former Rudd and Gillard Labor governments also accused of paying “people smugglers” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/refu-j16-1.html What has risen to the surface is just one aspect of the ruthless and criminal policy of “border protection.” Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb4452b1-1c31-4e60-8070-8e2fed89009A/refu-j16-1.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Wages fall and poverty rises in Russia as government axes services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/russ-j16.html As the Russian state imposes austerity policies and the country slips into recession, indices mount of growing hardship facing the population. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2bcaacd-3b73-4ca1-8613-fa124028790M/russ-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z German trade union prepares sellout of childcare workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/verd-j16.html The nationwide strike by workers in social and childcare services was halted at the end of May and was sent to arbitration last Wednesday. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fce44c79-f645-444d-9ba7-3357af83c4cK/verd-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Indian military raid in Myanmar escalates regional tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/indm-16-06-j16.html India’s pro-US, Hindu chauvinist government was quick to tout the cross-border raid against anti-Indian separatists in Myanmar as a warning to Pakistan. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d040f42-022e-4459-ac43-1ddcaa9a204N/indm-16-06-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Peru’s mining protests suspended amid evidence of leadership’s corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/peru-j16.html The most prominent leader of the protests had apparently demanded money in return for calling off the mass struggle against the Tia Maria mine project. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/095e315f-dd90-4ed4-b996-e4415dd819eG/peru-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z SEP (Australia) campaigns against attempted censorship by Bankstown Council officers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/bank-j16.html Workers and young people in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown back the Socialist Equality Party’s right to campaign against the mounting dangers of war. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1931464c-fc68-4c71-901e-26301e9f6acG/bank-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/wkrs-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02b8e63b-4893-4fe5-a494-8624523e2f6E/wkrs-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z US to station troops, heavy weaponry on Russia’s border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/ukra-j15.html The pre-positioning of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored howitzers and other instruments of violence will bring the region to the brink of war. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04eb66f7-e3e9-4bad-afcf-537bcee66c8O/ukra-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton launches her presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/pers-j15.html Speaking before an audience of Democratic Party hacks and union officials, Clinton combined empty demagogy with contempt for the intelligence of the population. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bebe841-14da-4167-8eee-727a23e5509K/pers-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z US police instructors go to Ukraine to train Kiev regime’s security forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/ukrp-j15.html The State. Department revealed a program in which American police instructors trained their Ukrainian counterparts to build a new, 2,000-member patrol unit in Kiev. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a681557c-35c3-4cd9-86af-42ead36f4e3J/ukrp-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Crisis talks in Brussels collapse as EU threatens to bankrupt Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/gree-j15.html An EU decision to tip Greece into default threatens to savage not only the Greek economy, but to undermine the euro currency and the structure of the EU itself. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b04a49aa-01b8-412d-b389-3418581c3eaN/gree-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Australian government tacitly admits payments to “people smugglers” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/abbo-j15.html Indonesian police are investigating the allegations, which legal experts believe could be violations of Australian, Indonesian and international law. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/651f5aa5-7df0-49b6-a303-d5e5f415fb8I/abbo-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z No witnesses heard cops warn 12-year-old Tamir Rice before killing him http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/rice-j15.html A Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department investigation has revealed new details relating to the police murder of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio last year. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bc02220-4ecc-4386-8560-4a030fbd91bN/rice-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z US appeals court blocks release of last Louisiana “Angola 3” prisoner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/ango-j15.html Albert Woodfox has spent the vast majority of the last 43 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fc978f6-d9ca-4fab-b833-0fd5017f4d5M/ango-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Florida death row inmate commits suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/flor-j15.html Gregory Larkin, who was sentenced to execution despite being mentally ill, was found dead in his cell last month. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2f9773e-f6ee-4dcb-9dd8-d48461575f8H/flor-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Trial collapses after threatened exposure of UK backing of Syrian terror groups http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/tria-j15.html Defendant Bherlan Gildo was essentially kidnapped by the British state and charged with crimes for which it was in fact culpable. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3612a1b-c37c-4691-930f-cbad4214bf8N/tria-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Philippines: Maoist union leads Tanduay contract workers toward defeat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/phil-j15.html More than 200 contractual workers at the Tanduay Distillery plant are waging a desperate struggle to regain their jobs after being sacked for seeking to regularise their employment. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08949c38-83e1-4e1d-b923-12633a8775aN/phil-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Unions at Tata Steel in UK move to ignore strike vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/tata-j15.html The first thing the unions announced after the strike vote was a caveat that any scheduled action would be called off should Tata return for more negotiations. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d77a056-b4dc-4f8e-b00a-6766249fcbbF/tata-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z The role of the trade unions in the German childcare workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/role-j15.html The German Confederation of Trade Unions organized rallies of social and childcare workers in four cities and invited representatives of the government to speak. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b18a3007-15d1-48ce-9dce-09b0d260205N/role-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z A further comment on Paulson’s gift to Harvard: Public education and American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/paul-j15.html The privatization of education is profoundly antidemocratic and alien to the basic principles and conceptions that animated the American Revolution and founding of the republic. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22d5bf2b-3dfc-40e8-9075-04e9438f91cP/paul-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z The Magna Carta and democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/citi-j15.html Today, 800 years after the Magna Carta, the international working class confronts an historic assault on its fundamental democratic rights. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cb4fe8d-40cf-4d0b-9f46-f6e300232d6E/citi-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z <em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em>: A “feminist” demolition derby http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/madm-j15.html The fourth film in the post-apocalyptic <em>Mad Max</em> franchise, <em>Fury Road</em> is a brutal and depressing experience, despite the positive comments from various critics. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b199812b-8f3b-437b-a223-887e0d91008J/madm-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Reinstate victimised Deeside plantation workers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/esta-j15.html What took place at the Deeside division is a rehearsal for broader attacks by government and the corporate elite on all sections of the working class. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7332e2fd-723a-4070-aeed-5f4c6a8c397B/esta-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 15-21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/twih-j15.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e57451a-3006-405a-b636-e45551259d2G/twih-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Towns in Upstate New York placed under lockdown in manhunt for escaped prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/manh-j13.html Residents were told to stay indoors and businesses were closed as hundreds of law enforcement officials clad in military-style gear flooded the area. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/340ebea0-47e5-4698-a4f3-10b0f6d8f04F/manh-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Pentagon seeks network of new US military bases in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/iraq-j13.html The new US bases will be manned by hundreds of newly deployed US troops, over and above the 450 additional US soldiers approved by the White House earlier this week. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/606f00ba-513e-490c-9910-6b688b298ecO/iraq-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z The dictatorship of finance capital: Greece and Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/pers-j13.html Behind the apparent contradiction in the treatment of Greece and Ukraine stand the reactionary class interests of finance capital in the leading imperialist powers. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4348ec42-84ae-4837-96a7-44cfa3ed682P/pers-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Australia: Tony Abbott’s government accused of paying “people smugglers” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/abbo-j13.html The issue of stopping “people smugglers” is at the very core of Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott’s prime ministership. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/915aee7e-6909-42ec-812f-24f696e2de9L/abbo-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z House vote deals setback to Obama trade bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/trad-j13.html Sections of both the Democratic and Republican parties combined to block passage of a Trade Promotion Authority bill. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa179946-ff53-4948-885d-31bbc4a13e6A/trad-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z IMF and ECB walk out of Greek debt talks with Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/gree-j13.html The talks centre on new austerity measures to be carried out by Syriza. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c14ebe-037c-4670-a5c4-37033120cd0N/gree-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Canada: Alleged ISIS supporter detained without charge for over a week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/dete-j13.html The RCMP have provided Aaron Driver with no legal justification for his detention without charge well beyond the 48-hour limit stipulated by Canadian law. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e606c79a-4978-4166-9731-6d08ebd744aC/dete-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Los Angeles Police Commission cites minor protocol breaches in killing of Ezell Ford http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/poli-j13.html The commission found that one of the officers involved in the shooting used inappropriate tactics in approaching Ford, but otherwise whitewashed the police killing. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3efb927e-b729-464b-8a08-e3cbe3e6b0bF/poli-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Students and parents oppose closure of last high school in Highland Park, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/high-j13.html The impoverished Detroit enclave’s emergency manager declared that keeping the school was no longer “financially feasible.” Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f13c7722-4520-4d41-ae7d-681befcc655M/high-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z China’s former security chief sentenced to life in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/chin-j13.html Zhou Yongkang has been imprisoned for corruption and abuse of power, removing one of President Xi Jinping’s most powerful opponents. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/848f5068-9fc8-400c-bed1-3767858a32cD/chin-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left seek formation of Scottish Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/scot-j13.html The new formation is seeking advice from Syriza on how to access the corridors of power and consolidate positions within the capitalist state. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44d17926-5f94-414d-931d-05244c57ec5H/scot-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z New Zealand toddler’s death linked to run-down public housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/emma-j13.html The fate of two-year-old Emma-Lita Bourne in South Auckland highlights the appalling conditions faced by tens of thousands of families in public housing. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3688668-ff86-4b10-a4e6-f402f585282I/emma-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Canada’s aboriginal Truth and Reconciliation Report—the class issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/ctrc-j13.html The report issued by the Truth Commission on Indian residential schools documents a horrific crime perpetrated by Canadian capitalism—a crime whose impacts reverberate to this day. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2006cd25-6d49-4fd7-bb05-e6a16557a47B/ctrc-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Humboldt University student parliament defends freedom of speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/reso-j13.html The student parliament voted to oppose efforts to intimidate students who criticize right-wing and militarist positions of professors. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7676ac22-b506-4472-831c-5f4c518109bB/reso-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z IYSSE delegate addresses Humboldt University student parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/humb-j13.html Presented here is the speech by Sven Wurm of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the June 11 meeting of the student parliament. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0911ac1-046e-48e8-9c2b-688b343b5d1D/humb-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Students in Frankfurt, Germany support fight against war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/fran-j13.html The conflict over freedom of expression at Humboldt University in Berlin is being followed with great interest at other universities. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa2724d7-0c84-4590-b876-f21ce0f75dfA/fran-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Orson Welles symposium at University of Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/well-j13.html The University of Michigan’s library is the home of the largest assortment of Orson Welles archival papers and documents in the world. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07231520-3424-4268-9f53-10ce40e944dB/well-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z WSWS responds to Joma Sison and the Philippine Maoists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/phil-j13.html The CPP is bent on mobilizing its social base behind the US drive to war against China in the name of national sovereignty. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7134cba-4c1e-4e8c-99e3-630727cdfa7B/phil-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Citizenship and the assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/citi-j13.html The world’s governments are moving to overturn the most fundamental political right, that of citizenship. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6130d1e6-8612-4af7-8dde-7567b30602cB/citi-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/labo-j13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e153f23-0cfe-4452-8530-fb57a8ea547D/labo-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Police killed over 500 people in the US this year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/poli-j12.html American cops have killed more than three people a day over the past six months. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a648ee2-d4e9-4bf8-8033-c06263c6a0fK/poli-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z US Army simulates gun battles, sets off explosives in Flint, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/mili-j12.html The military drills come as US special operations forces prepare to conduct “Realistic Military Training” in American cities, towns and rural areas throughout the South and West. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/532294e0-6374-4f59-92cd-36718965a7dG/mili-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Surveillance video of FBI shooting in Boston leaves unanswered questions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/bost-j12.html A video showing the killing of Usaama Rahim by members of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force does nothing to substantiate the official account of the incident. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/060d54f3-9df0-4b1f-aed9-ac5527df80eH/bost-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Canada expelling tens of thousands of migrant workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/tfwc-j12.html The Conservative government’s reactionary crackdown on migrant workers has been abetted by the unions’ and NDP’s chauvinist “Canadian jobs for Canadians” campaign. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6476aa30-1a90-472e-94e8-cd0d42a144cP/tfwc-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z US appeals court upholds sweeping Texas abortion restrictions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/abor-j12.html The Texas bill is among a host of laws in US states seeking to limit the constitutional right of women to an abortion as ruled by the US Supreme Court in 1973. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3df29a01-c30e-40aa-9098-9dc87e51abfL/abor-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z German army receives €8 billion for new missile system and warship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/germ-j12.html The German army is to be equipped with the MEADS tactical air defense system and the multi-role combat ship 180 by the year 2025. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35cfda6e-aa06-4803-9698-b954b372622M/germ-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Indian prime minister visits Bangladesh to strengthen ties against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/indi-j12.html Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart declared that bilateral relations had entered a new phase. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/179b2522-4ee1-4e7a-a99c-b9dde0dc36fH/indi-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Austrian Social Democrats form coalition with far-right party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/soci-j12.html Less than a week after elections in the Austrian state of Burgenland, the Social Democrats concluded a coalition agreement with the far-right Freedom Party. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e00c9625-ba3a-4f65-acbf-c4fc3b36a0dO/soci-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Growing signs of China’s economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/chin-j12.html Even as the manufacturing industry continues to stagnate, speculation in shares is soaring. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/667d2297-f742-4b05-b2ec-e0634ac87ccG/chin-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Gloomy outlook on Australian economy from central banker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/aust-j12.html Ongoing global stagnation is increasingly impacting on the Australian economy. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bebd9575-706b-4802-b671-3324e802356A/aust-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z “Human rights” imperialism in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/pers-j12.html The right-wing government of Ukraine, installed in a coup spearheaded by neo-fascists, is now being proclaimed the front line of the “free world.” Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca81472-878c-4951-8dd3-1cc7537bd45J/pers-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Students at Humboldt University pass resolution defending free speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/humb-j12.html The student parliament at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany adopted a resolution yesterday denouncing attacks against students' fundamental right to criticize professors. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04e9f677-b894-4116-a46f-b9ff588d691A/humb-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z A new film version of <em>Far from the Madding Crowd</em>; Brian Wilson’s story in <em>Love &amp; Mercy</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/farf-j12.html Set in rural England in the 1870s, <em>Far from the Madding Crowd</em> is the story of a free-spirited young woman who attracts three suitors of diverse social and psychological make-up. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b61e80cb-0cfe-44dd-a4f8-0cf59be2c59K/farf-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Deutsche Post workers continue strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/deut-j12.html Postal workers in Germany have been on strike for more than 30 days to oppose a 20 percent pay cut. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5782c5b4-6048-432c-ad09-ac01c99df46E/deut-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/euro-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1181a0bc-a80e-4364-a009-7fa1fa7cc30F/euro-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Poll finds mass opposition in Europe to war drive vs. Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/euro-j11.html The US and NATO are pressing a confrontation with Russia that threatens to provoke a war in the face of broad opposition within the European population. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b342d90-572f-4b61-917c-d0f9920691eP/euro-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z One year since the fall of Mosul: More US troops headed to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/pers-j11.html The catastrophe of its own making is drawing US imperialism into an escalating military intervention in the Middle East. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1a92854-dc39-4c62-a6df-9f0aadad9b4I/pers-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z China hits back at G7 over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/chin-j11.html The Obama administration has inflamed tensions as a means of driving a wedge between China and its South East Asian nations. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2288a54c-b904-430d-8e76-04000e93194A/chin-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Australian strategists debate support for Washington’s provocations against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/auch-j11.html The escalating danger of war has sparked a series of conflicting opinion pieces in the Australian media. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40a903a1-9951-4e73-aed5-dc9551396eeN/auch-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z No growth boost from developing economies says World Bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/bank-j11-1.html The bank has cut its forecast for global growth from its prediction six months ago. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/125a25a4-919d-4674-82de-2f7be653db6J/bank-j11-1.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Banking giant HSBC announces mass job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/hsbc-j11.html Tellingly, HSBC said its plans to cut almost 10 percent of its workforce (25,000 jobs) as part of a major global restructuring were part of a “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bba229d9-6512-41e8-af99-9de3e543368I/hsbc-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z New York City plans public housing privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/nych-j11.html Democratic Party Mayor Bill de Blasio is using the New York City Housing Authority’s financial crisis to turn large sections of public housing property over to private developers. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/671be687-e867-4797-b013-c9664635c6dF/nych-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Inkster, Michigan residents to foot the bill for police beating settlement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/inks-j11.html Residents of the impoverished Detroit suburb will be forced to pay $1.4 million in additional taxes to cover a settlement payment to police brutality victim Floyd Dent. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5621a632-b2ed-459a-b497-5c6e333546cO/inks-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Chicago teachers march against pay cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/ctur-j11.html Two thousand Chicago teachers marched against the city's demand for cuts totaling 10 percent of current wages and benefits. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89719bdc-eb9f-462d-8d06-c5990ffee67F/ctur-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z German Left Party strives to govern at federal level http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/left-j11.html A congress last weekend in Bielefeld confirmed that the Left Party seeks to join a capitalist government and promote German imperialism. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee2f7d52-b5e1-409e-8d16-015f7b90332D/left-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Swiss referendum to decide on inheritance tax http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/swis-j11.html The richest 1 percent of the Swiss population owns 40 percent of the country’s total assets, while the bottom 90 percent possess only about 26 percent. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/344b6c63-c9fc-4e8a-9cec-ec4626ce819F/swis-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z A postscript on Louis Proyect’s lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/proy-j11.html On Monday, the WSWS exposed the allegations of Louis Proyect that a WSWS article included false information aimed at exaggerating the Obama administration’s escalation of military threats against Russia. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76f19434-8edf-4817-8633-95318e46a21F/proy-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z The revealing remarks of a central banker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/kuro-j11.html The invocation by Japanese central banker Haruhiko Kuroda of “Peter Pan” economics is a graphic expression of the bewilderment of those supposedly in control of the world economy. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38113178-c6d2-4415-9081-66a6d927ef0C/kuro-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Broad support for IYSSE resolution in defence of freedom of speech at Berlin’s Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/hblt-j11.html The IYSSE is bringing a resolution today to the student parliament in defence of freedom of speech at Humboldt University. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eb64a51-f95c-4f8b-9f79-4a9a8df24abI/hblt-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Detroit Workers Action Committee holds meeting against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/watr-j11.html DWAC Chairman Lawrence Porter spoke of the need to unite the fight against water shutoffs with broader struggles of the working class. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d4583bc-8898-4571-a3e7-99955e840fdI/watr-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Oppose the US-Australian war drive against China! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/meet-j11.html The Australian political and media establishment is directly collaborating with Washington’s war plans. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9d24239-0b47-417e-abea-173b3757effN/meet-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Obama hints at escalation of Iraq-Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/isis-j10.html At a press conference to close the G7 summit, the US president said that all the major powers were “prepared to do more” in the war against Islamic fundamentalists. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a52e0d4-c05f-4bdb-b99f-7cf880b1351J/isis-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z The death of Kalief Browder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/pers-j10.html The young man’s imprisonment and torture stand as an indictment of America’s criminal “justice” system. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75fba2c2-854c-4753-9594-65da5e03decJ/pers-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Protests mount against US-backed regime in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/ukra-j10.html Thousands of protesters marched in Kiev this weekend to oppose the savage austerity policies of the US-backed puppet government. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84d2a291-8e86-4a5e-84cc-2a96ba7e0f3G/ukra-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Protests follow police terrorizing of teens at Texas pool party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/poli-j10.html Officer Eric Casebolt was caught on bystander video attacking a group of high school students at a pool party near Dallas. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4f30260-8e0c-4570-a158-0737c1739ddP/poli-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Erdogan’s AKP loses parliamentary majority in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/turk-j10.html The main winner of Sunday’s election was the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, which sought to reposition itself as a “left” party along the lines of Syriza in Greece. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2ca5200-22db-44d6-81fc-5e44aebf025H/turk-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Australian government pushing ahead on revoking citizenships http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/citi-j10.html Despite public opposition, the government is intent on stripping citizenship via ministerial directives, rendering people liable to be deported or detained indefinitely without trial. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c4b16fc-a39f-4976-ad56-06f4442e881I/citi-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Canada’s police-state bill passes final parliamentary hurdle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/cana-j10.html Bill C-51 dramatically expands the power of the national security apparatus to spy on and suppress opposition to the elite and its agenda of austerity and war. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b70624b-0ca5-426e-baeb-a7cc2da7c3aO/cana-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Afghan teachers’ strike demands higher pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/afgh-j10.html Teachers are protesting the US-backed government’s reneging on promises to provide teachers with plots of land and loans to build their homes. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73c6319c-965f-4ba0-92ee-5b1e378e168J/afgh-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z IYSSE motion to Humboldt University student parliament in defense of “Münkler-Watch” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/humb-j10-1.html The motion against official efforts to suppress student criticism and in defense of the right to free expression will be presented to a public meeting of the student parliament on June 11. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c0f5f4-3610-4c43-be0d-1d57110804aF/humb-j10-1.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs in French nuclear energy industry threaten 6,000 jobs worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/fran-j10.html Electricité de France, which is acquiring nuclear energy firm Areva and threatening mass layoffs, is sitting on cash reserves of tens of billions of euros. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c1d593f-47aa-4c6d-9e18-d7a63e005d6P/fran-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Germany: The reactionary politics of IG Metall and the works council at Siemens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/siem-j10.html IG Metall has responded to the announcement of layoffs at Siemens by calling for increasing the company’s competitiveness at the expense of the workforce. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7716e6e6-b321-4578-85c6-5c301f90e91F/siem-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z UK: Rabina Khan is no alternative in Tower Hamlets mayoral contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/khan-j10.rtf-j10.html The same praise previously heaped on former mayor Lutfur Rahman by the pseudo-left groups is now being lavished on Khan. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e782e301-86f1-43d6-b82d-380e376fb87F/khan-j10.rtf-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Student groups defend freedom of expression at Berlin’s Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/humb-j10.html The student representatives of three departments at Humboldt University in Berlin published a joint statement defending students against attacks by the media. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8841a37-3a4e-422f-808d-c8f0728c742M/humb-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Hedge fund billionaire Paulson’s $400 million gift to Harvard http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/paul-j10.html The fact that billionaire bankers and hedge fund operators bankroll universities is not a small factor in the stultifying conformism and cowardice that dominate academia. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e231e2a5-5c5d-4410-9e6a-ff15e5792a0F/paul-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z G7 leaders escalate war threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/ukra-j09.html Government heads issued new threats against Russia a day after British officials announced that US nuclear weapons may once again be stationed on British soil. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d0f410c-7662-4215-9dd7-040a0ee46e9M/ukra-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Japan ramps up pressure on China at G7 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/scse-j09.html Directed against Chinese activities in the South China Sea, the final G7 communiqué “strongly opposed” any changes to the status quo in the world’s oceans, “such as large-scale land reclamation.” Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e7f5ba5-e1e5-44fd-86f4-355d3e92b7eO/scse-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Obama, Merkel present united front for more austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/gree-j09.html With the talks on a knife-edge, Syriza is bending over backwards to make an accommodation based on the austerity measures demanded by Greece’s creditors. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c88c5f1e-1cee-415c-ac9f-bc98fa0e780K/gree-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Mexican elections held under conditions of police-military siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/mexi-j09.html The government of President Peña Nieto mobilized military and police forces across Mexico to prevent protests by teachers and youth. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63566880-9c1f-4a7b-b37b-f87ed950a6bP/mexi-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z AFSCME backs Illinois bill banning strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/afsc-j09.html Senate Bill 1229 would ban strikes by state employees through the duration of Governor Bruce Rauner’s term in office. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e780bf74-7430-4c23-8b04-a12817502a0F/afsc-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Mounting opposition to Democratic politicians in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/nycp-j09.html A new poll provides a pale reflection of the depth of public anger over corruption and inequality. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5a33d9d-5dc2-4537-831a-5f1bb2fc429B/nycp-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Socialist Party promotes Hollande in run-up to 2017 French presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/frps-j09.html The PS, France’s ruling party, is signaling to the ruling class that it is best placed to contain opposition from the working class. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b6bcf97-42b7-4953-b68e-6c6c09b8e77J/frps-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z German ver.di trade union calls off childcare workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/germ-j09.html Many childcare workers are furious over the sellout of the strike. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71dba633-7b69-4042-8c9c-fe666e201feP/germ-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Australian reports on wealth and poverty: A tale of two countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/ineq-j09.html The poorest Australians eke out an existence on an impossible $43.45 per day, while the average daily income of the richest 200 is an obscene $2.7 million. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6651149-854c-4664-b45b-d5aaa77cef7M/ineq-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Washington’s death squads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/pers-j09.html Whatever the newspaper’s intentions, the <em>New York Times</em> article on Seal Team 6 exposes a US government that is ever more dependent on the operations of death squads. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dd4bc87-7f8d-4fd4-8948-e1efc44a146B/pers-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Detroit workers oppose water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/watr-j09.html Socialist Equality Party campaign teams building for a June 9 meeting against water shutoffs received an enthusiastic response to their call for free access to water. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2436bbcd-7597-4699-ae1d-fb03638edd8C/watr-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Where did half a billion dollars from the UAW strike fund go? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/auto-j09.html UAW local officials have told auto workers to save money from their meager earnings and be prepared to rely on charity in the event of a strike this summer. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2095a0b9-94a6-49ab-b784-1008ff95436G/auto-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/wkrs-j09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb52a2de-0276-4122-a5cf-09baf4cd61aB/wkrs-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/slmt-j09.html Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87d31e42-f10a-458c-97e4-3fd9828bcc5J/slmt-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Social inequality and American politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/pers-j08.html Despite polls showing overwhelming popular opposition to social inequality, these sentiments find no genuine expression in official US politics. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e6b060-e613-42aa-b9f3-60946873d21C/pers-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z G7 summit convenes amid US threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/summ-j08.html In the lead-up to the meeting in Bavaria, US officials called for extended economic sanctions and stepped-up military pressure against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eca3fc81-a79c-4e70-becd-5201f57c0bbO/summ-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Canadian prime minister backs right-wing regime in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/canu-j08.html Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Kiev Saturday to reaffirm his support for Ukraine’s pro-western regime and the US-led drive against Russia. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/633d52b7-ff04-40c5-bd45-ff40d11643dM/canu-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Greek default threatened as Syriza balks at further social cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/gree-j08.html Prime Minister Tsipras presented Syriza’s own 47-page list of austerity measures, which were thrown out and denounced as “vague.” Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14dcc7e9-486a-4163-8060-4ccd028c5f2J/gree-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Former BP executive acquitted of charges from 2010 oil spill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/gulf-j08.html The acquittal of David Rainey means that not a single BP executive will have been held accountable for the worst environmental disaster in American history. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1f48c54-5049-4d88-9e0b-5139947e428K/gulf-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Los Angeles cops who killed Ezell Ford set to be exonerated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/lapd-j08.html Separate investigations by the Los Angeles Police Department chief and the LAPD Inspector General will clear the cops who killed Ezell Ford last August. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5413c96f-15ac-4aaa-875f-0fdca0ab87bL/lapd-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z For-profit education company deems Highland Park, Michigan’s last high school “unfeasible” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/high-j08.html Highland Park Renaissance High School is being closed by the Leona Group LLC, ending secondary education in the Detroit enclave that was the birthplace of the automotive assembly line. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48c45ef1-3fcd-4b7f-8a7d-8e6d79a3b3fN/high-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series depicts a vital chapter in American history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/jaco-j08.html The latest show juxtaposes the famous 1941 paintings with photography, writing, music and other work of this period. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f484a3b-9d22-4a8a-9a19-af4a4d13f3eE/jaco-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z New York City nurses threaten strike over staffing levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/nurs-j08.html Nurses in New York City’s private hospitals overwhelmingly authorized strike action to demand adequate staffing. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be93a2ca-508b-44f4-a856-b44fa0110f1M/nurs-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z New York City nurses threaten strike over staffing levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/nurs-j08-1.html Nurses in New York City’s private hospitals overwhelmingly authorized strike action to demand adequate staffing. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56a727c7-b3b8-4136-b6e3-f4a1f886027G/nurs-j08-1.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Fraud charges and shareholder revolt at Deutsche Bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/cris-j08.html The furore surrounding Deutsche Bank has profound causes rooted in economic and political developments since the 2008 financial crisis. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d04246ca-b13d-4d90-8d78-adeff475e92F/cris-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z UK probation workers vote to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/probn-j08.html Unison only called the strike ballot as a last resort and will limit the walkout to 24 hours. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5511f70-141e-4630-b8be-f0b0d7be2afF/probn-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Australian government vilifies human rights commissioner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/aust-j08.html Commissioner Triggs warned of a “growing threat to democracy” produced by terrorism laws, refugee detention, mandatory sentencing and anti-association legislation. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec2cdb5-a90a-4d41-926e-705fb80fdc3N/aust-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government facing deepening financial crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/sril-j08.html The government is raising commercial loans to cover payments on existing loans, heightening the political uncertainty in Colombo. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4634cb16-ead3-406e-9cff-dcf0c13b3c7D/sril-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/proy-j08.html Proyect claims that the WSWS used a quotation fabricated by a well-known Associated Press correspondent, Robert Burns, that misrepresents the nuclear policies of the Obama administration. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d4823f8-cbb8-4b2a-9769-07c3c765cf4J/proy-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 8-14 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/twih-j08.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfa7cc4a-0e41-4d3e-b56d-1efc39977b0D/twih-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z US media escalate anti-China propaganda over alleged hacking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/cybe-j06.html Unsubstantiated accusations that Beijing stole personal data on millions of federal government employees are being trumpeted to boost the US war agenda. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f52d2af-1d21-4b6e-aca3-e66029dc4d4F/cybe-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z A US-led chorus of condemnation of China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/scse-j06.html Along with the war of words over Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, military preparations are being made. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1598029a-dc47-4c1d-ac34-69a4a85f494B/scse-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z US-backed war on Yemen leaves 20 million without food, water, medical care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/yeme-j06.html The Saudi-led air strikes have devastated Yemeni cities, and the blockade of Yemen’s ports has prevented the arrival of emergency relief supplies and basic goods. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71d42f68-0253-409b-be6c-2514244228aE/yeme-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Death toll rises following ferry sinking in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/chin-j06.html Details of safety violations have emerged after one of the worst maritime disasters in China’s recent history. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57d5fa60-fc74-4884-b910-7d3624de881I/chin-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Texas executes possibly innocent man after 31 years on death row http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/exec-j06.html Lester Bower, 67, who maintained his innocence throughout the trial and appeals process, was the oldest prisoner executed since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97f2dd02-d86e-4e37-9503-3d42a7df9dbE/exec-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z German Left Party on course for war and joining a government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/left-j06.html The Left Party’s trajectory recalls that of the Green Party in 1998, save that it has already unveiled its reactionary character before entering into government at the federal level. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e76c5e3-c488-4883-ba1a-b5c6d8f9a59J/left-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Report and the crimes against the native people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/ctrc-j06.html For well over a century, the Canadian capitalist state forcibly removed aboriginal children from their families and herded them into church-run residential schools where they were abused. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/474e97b2-b1e9-45a2-a55c-57ceb693fe6P/ctrc-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz dies in prison at 79 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/aziz-j06.html The public face of Iraq for decades, Aziz faced deteriorating health during his dozen years of imprisonment, much of which was spent in solitary confinement. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a52b5b00-57ed-475d-84fa-d8ebc489fc3I/aziz-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Medical technicians and paramedics picket against low-wage exploitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/emt2-j06.html Working EMTs and paramedics have been picketing at San Diego City Hall since last Thursday in protest over the extension that maintains appallingly low wages. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3ce4be9-3ba5-4786-b672-c319f17756bD/emt2-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z San Diego, California renews emergency services contract with low-wage company http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/emts-j06.html The Democratic-controlled city council voted unanimously for an agreement that maintains a starting wage of only $10 an hour for new EMTs. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f73b1e6-37c5-48c7-acbe-a7a3a0159f8D/emts-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Germany, France and Italy to build military drone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/euro-j06.html The European powers, above all Germany, intend to use their own drone program to increase their independence from Israeli and US production. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae7ae7b8-c149-4c47-b858-15b9e28964dJ/euro-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Turkish election exposes deepening crisis of rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/turk-j06.html Turkey’s parliamentary election on Sunday takes place amid increasing social and political tensions that will intensify, whichever party wins. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d319e79e-36b0-49cc-ba4f-2bb564fbe33O/turk-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Australia: High-rise fire investigation reveals cost-cutting endangered lives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/dock-j06.html A report by the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade is another damning exposure of the deregulation of the highly-profitable construction industry over the past 20 years. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b3ee97a-62b2-4d14-8f84-6c46945f040J/dock-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z US imperialism and the FIFA corruption investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/pers-j06.html No aspect of life is exempt from the impact of mounting economic, political and military antagonisms—and there is no limit to what the US is prepared to do to impose its will. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f26e60c4-d21b-4c13-95b4-df33cb6a128G/pers-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Oppose enforced political conformism at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/olbe-j06.html The President of Berlin’s Humboldt University, Jan-Hendrik Olbertz, has taken to the press to accuse critical-minded students of suppressing academic freedom. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8c423bc-55a4-4404-8599-52c262c3f09C/olbe-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden lends his support to “USA Freedom Act” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/snow-j06.html NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden declared in a <em>New York Times</em> op-ed Thursday that the passage of the USA Freedom Act was a “historic victory for the rights of every citizen.” Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e77bf4ad-0a48-4e45-8bc2-6029b353bddJ/snow-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z The Bernie Sanders campaign and the American pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/sand-j06.html The various groups that comprise the American pseudo-left are engaged in a debate over the best tactical approach to Sanders' Democratic Party presidential campaign. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02924479-455a-4e8f-b06f-ad89771c67eP/sand-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Painter Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum: Trappings of empire and power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/wile-j06.html Wiley copies European Old Masters paintings, substituting African Americans in contemporary garb in the poses of aristocrats and other wealthy figures of power and privilege. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48346794-9465-4e3d-a4f7-efe3922bfc6E/wile-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/labo-j06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a97c1f5-6e62-4a66-8d6f-f8cb6c14debM/labo-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z OECD cuts global growth forecast amid growing financial turbulence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/oecd-j05.html The downgrade follows what the OECD called the worst quarter for global economic growth since the 2008 financial crash. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d68249b2-3ff4-4105-ac35-7e0f5418be8I/oecd-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z US officials consider nuclear strikes against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/ukra-j05.html Among the possibilities being considered by the Pentagon for escalating its war plans in Eastern Europe is a nuclear first strike against Russian missile forces. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed289d4-7bd9-4d2d-a4bf-fc9056ea869O/ukra-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Ukraine names ex-Georgian President Saakashvili governor of Odessa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/saak-j05.html The appoinment of Saakashvili, who launched a brief and unsuccessful US-backed war against Russia in 2008, is a political provocation. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/337fcb8b-c688-4772-94a9-5fbe18c2209B/saak-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z US defence secretary boosts military ties with India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/inus-j05.html As Washington ratcheted up its confrontation with China over the South China Sea, Carter’s trip to India emphasised greater naval cooperation. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/476861cc-c1b9-423f-88f0-2c29c27fdafE/inus-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Philippine Maoists support US war drive against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/phil-j05.html BAYAN and the CPP have worked to whip up anti-Chinese nationalism, denouncing China as an “imperialist” power poised to invade the Philippines. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a36bd606-5b71-45b5-a9cc-63f06b7ae20M/phil-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Guantanamo detainee details CIA sexual abuse and torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/tort-j05.html Majid Khan was subjected to torture “more brutal and sadistic” than even that documented in the Senate report on CIA torture released last year. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c33fb59-4269-443a-b8a6-55cbaf156a0A/tort-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Media hypocrisy over fate of migrant labour in Qatar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/qata-j04.html The campaign to overturn FIFA’s decisions to hold the World Cup in Russia and Qatar has spawned a slew of hypocritical articles over the atrocious conditions facing migrant workers. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b96ea47-48a5-4f4d-aef7-cb98b3b59d4H/qata-j04.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z More labs received live anthrax from US military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/anth-j05.html Pentagon officials told a press conference Wednesday that the scale of the distribution of deadly toxins might be far greater than previously suggested. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/602c790d-e155-4755-a3ba-d23cee3d7d7D/anth-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z France’s UMP changes name to “The Republicans” in run-up to 2017 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/umpr-j05.html The name change was made in response to the rising influence of the neo-fascist National Front, amid a broad shift to the right by the entire ruling elite. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e793ff6-97e8-4a86-bd28-eb05fc12d38H/umpr-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Australian union boosted membership lists by imposing low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/awub-j05.html The Australian Workers Union agreement saved Cleanevent $6 million over three years, at the expense of low-paid casual cleaners. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72828678-207c-4abe-b339-f70deba89b5C/awub-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Al-Sisi in Berlin: Red carpet for the hangman of Cairo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/pers-j05.html No other event could have better exposed the “human rights” pretenses of the German ruling class than the official reception of Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Berlin. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0a37f75-91a4-470f-b008-c9e318b42e6L/pers-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Historian Timothy Snyder falsifies history at German-Ukrainian conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/snyd-j05.html The Yale professor has developed a new narrative of European history that serves the needs of the nationalist regime in Kiev and war propaganda against Russia. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bbed56f-031f-4c1c-89a7-51396e331b3D/snyd-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z 100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/wel2-j05.html May 6 marked 100 years since the birth of Orson Welles, one of the most remarkable figures in American film and theater in the twentieth century. This is the second part of two. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53ec8efa-007c-44c3-8e10-b130d48602eG/wel2-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Workers and young people speak out against growing poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/mtdr-j05.html The WSWS spoke with residents about the decades of job cuts and the dismantling of essential social services. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9611a9e7-93fe-4c13-b7b2-80cd1508fdeO/mtdr-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Build rank-and-file committees to prepare the fight for jobs and wages! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/auto-j05.html With little more than three months before the expiration of the labor agreement with GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler, autoworkers need to prepare now for a fight to defend their interests. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2577d77f-0ca2-46ce-b7c7-c3cb6e04077E/auto-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z In Brussels talks, Greece moves closer to austerity deal with EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/gree-j04.html The Syriza-led government is trying to work out the details of its capitulation to the austerity program demanded by the European Union and the banks. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9cf10a7-9273-4ef7-a157-e69dcb0a44cD/gree-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Philippine President Aquino compares China to Nazi Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/phil-j04.html The Philippines is playing a crucial role in Washington’s ratcheting up of military pressure on Beijing. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f09cdc3-8c67-498c-bcf4-4afb20d24cfL/phil-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z February cease-fire collapses as fighting re-erupts in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/ukra-j04.html Fighting between government forces and separatists broke out yesterday for the first time since a February cease-fire, after provocative actions by Washington and the Kiev regime. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d454abe5-301b-4706-9cb6-514364a2adcN/ukra-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Boston police, FBI shoot to death alleged terror suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/bost-j04.html Authorities declared that Usaama Rahim “lunged” at officers with a knife, a claim contested by his family. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6e7eb0b-c541-40ad-84d0-bc4d3d9ed5bM/bost-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z US removes Cuba from list of sponsors of state terror http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/cuba-j04.html The hypocritical designation is being removed in order to make way for the naming of ambassadors as part of the rapprochement between the two governments. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcf68bcb-7cc5-41b3-8cf7-5ec9e8797beK/cuba-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Despite headline growth figures, Australian national accounts point to contraction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/econ-j04.html Australian Treasurer Hockey’s claim that only “clowns” were pointing to recessionary trends is not widely shared in business and financial circles. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8560be4e-fc6c-42d3-8b4a-2a96a57c402B/econ-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z US government paid millions in Social Security benefits to ex-Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/nazi-j04.html Between 1962 and 2015, more than 130 former Nazis received at least $20 million worth of Social Security retirement benefits. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb195bf0-9022-457c-8bbd-21cb02548f7L/nazi-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Los Angeles homeless population grew by 16 percent since 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/laho-a06.html Soaring housing prices, along with falling incomes and cuts in government programs, have led to the dramatic growth in homelessness in Los Angeles County. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6961220-6775-4905-9dfb-295b34cb5ffG/laho-a06.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Lawmakers push to expand offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/gulf-j04.html Bills have recently been introduced in the US Senate that would expand oil drilling off the coast of Florida and Alabama. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46dfd260-50a7-47fe-8688-eafc2913509B/gulf-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Mass abstention in Italian regional elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/ital-j04.html The right-wing Lega Nord was the main beneficiary as Italy’s governing Democratic Party lost significant support amid low voter turnout. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e69878c2-c757-4bd5-a24c-1e5f3933311N/ital-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Austrian state elections: Far-right Freedom Party makes significant gains http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/farr-j04.html The Austrian ruling coalition of the SPÖ and ÖVP has largely adopted the policies of the far-right FPÖ. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f05fc660-bfab-4acf-8555-8b93d205d05L/farr-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z South Korean teachers union faces ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/kore-j04.html The anti-democratic court ruling is designed to prevent teachers and other public employees from voicing their political opinions. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1830475b-b8b0-4bc4-b0a5-082eb127da4G/kore-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z “USA Freedom Act”: A fig leaf for illegal spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/pers-j04.html The press coverage has falsely portrayed the USA Freedom Act as a major effort to curb police-state surveillance methods in the United States. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea02e1a8-afad-491b-9bae-8d69f7c275dB/pers-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z A review of Stephen Kotkin’s <em>Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928</em>: Part four http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/kot4-j04.html Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6766d9cc-ebaf-49af-bb48-5f90b2eb5b8H/kot4-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z 100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/wel1-j04.html May 6 marked one hundred years since the birth of Orson Welles, one of the most remarkable figures in American film and theater in the 20th century. This is the first part of two. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eca82fa-908f-4157-9ec0-a0293c158ddC/wel1-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z “A lot of our people are trapped in a poverty cycle” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/mtdr-j04.html In Mount Druitt, Aboriginal people, one of the most oppressed layers of the working class, confront many health and social problems. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/391da1d5-d106-42b6-a9c0-e1ce843cb24K/mtdr-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Police brutality and social inequality in Baltimore: An indictment of the Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/balt-j04.html The desperate conditions in Baltimore are the product of decades of pro-business policies pursued by the Democrats at every level of government. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1df4caa0-72a4-41ec-96e8-ea98fc0a497O/balt-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z The American pseudo-left and the Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/chic-j04.html The Chicago conference outlined a framework for politically disarming leftward moving workers and youth in order to prevent them from breaking with bourgeois politics. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dd6c377-9633-4725-8d68-6cddc6b7746I/chic-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z US Senate approves extension of NSA spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/nsas-j03.html The grossly misnamed USA Freedom Act extends the majority of the surveillance powers first established under the Patriot Act. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7b5b5a7-9f9d-4a3c-a900-9e304448fe6M/nsas-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z FBI operates spy planes over dozens of US cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/fbis-j03.html More than 50 planes, equipped with video and cellphone surveillance equipment, are involved. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0342ab98-8593-402f-89fa-369c13cc872O/fbis-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Report: Invasive US airport screenings unsuccessful at finding concealed weapons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/tsas-j03.html The TSA was unable to detect undercover DHS agents smuggling fake guns and even a bomb, indicating that the agency’s real function has little to do with preventing terrorism. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78360908-cfda-4050-8076-66580240cacK/tsas-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z European leaders dictate terms for Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/gree-j03.html German chancellor Angela Merkel convened a meeting in Berlin late Monday that laid out the demands of Greece’s creditors. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ce3edfa-4e78-4293-ad15-95c080177d9H/gree-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Egyptian dictator al-Sisi visits Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/sisi-j03.html Al-Sisi’s visit is a warning to the working class: a ruling class eager to work closely with brutal military dictatorships is also prepared to adopt their methods at home. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4652fd85-2526-423f-ad2b-20e902bb563J/sisi-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Ferry sinking in China leaves hundreds missing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/chin-j03.html Of the 458, people on board, only 14 have been rescued alive and seven bodies recovered. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dcbc70e-4721-4a7a-84fc-a28ec4b5a26I/chin-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z FIFA head resigns amidst US-led campaign over bribery scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/fifa-j03.html Sepp Blatter announced his resignation Tuesday in the face of immense pressure from the United States and European powers, upset above all by his closer relations with Russia. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/523df837-3bab-4cfd-8edb-dbf4ef5fbfdB/fifa-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Utilities, regulators conspired to make public pay for California nuclear plant closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/sano-j03.html Recently disclosed documents reveal that the $4.7 billion settlement to decommission the San Onofre nuclear plant was planned in secret, closed-door meetings. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7102ae03-fcdd-46f6-a859-4c6da0ad243A/sano-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z UK rail unions call off national strike for second time http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/rail-j03.html The union sought to justify its action by pointing to a minor pay increase, which will be more than paid for by a cost-cutting drive being worked out behind the backs of workers. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7daa0d7b-bee3-457e-a3f3-e9a87dda553N/rail-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z G7 conference to take place behind wall of high security http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/stat-j03.html The massive security operation is aimed at cordoning delegates from opposition to the deeply unpopular policies being pursued by the leaders of the imperialist governments. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24b52527-c278-4700-a1ba-d69366c8762I/stat-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Finland government commits to austerity, moves towards NATO membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/finl-j03.html The new government plans to implement a significant shift in foreign policy, integrating Finland still further into the US-led anti-Russian NATO alliance. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/010a62a2-444e-466a-8de9-14223caf62cP/finl-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Refugee boat pushed back by Australian navy crashes on Indonesian reef http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/refu-j03.html The near-tragedy of a boat carrying 65 asylum seekers is another damning indictment of the Australian government’s anti-refugee policy. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c71f0d3-ace9-47ca-ba86-808122232f3J/refu-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation company victimises strike activists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/esta-j03.html The punishment of the seven workers is designed to send a message to all workers that the employers will ruthlessly impose higher workloads. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a1e19cf-28b7-4246-9890-91f08e9a088I/esta-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z The US arming of ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/pers-j03.html Underlying the massive rearmament of ISIS forces with captured US weapons are the contradictory and vastly destructive policies pursued by US imperialism. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63caaf0a-e87b-4039-b656-932cd0e0a97N/pers-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z A review of Stephen Kotkin’s <em>Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928</em>: Part three http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/kot3-j03.html Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00223681-4ecc-4209-afc4-7cc5a6209a3N/kot3-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z <em>Struggle Street</em>: Dehumanising the poor in preparation for new welfare cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/strg-j03.html <em>Struggle Street</em> feeds into the reactionary ideology of “individual responsibility” which is central to justifications for endless welfare cutbacks. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8d1caf6-2d65-4268-be3e-e46d4818060O/strg-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z “Where are we going to herd our poor?” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/drui-j03.html The WSWS interviewed Jon Owen, a community worker with the Urban Neighbours of Hope. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee0f0ec7-5f75-47f4-9e20-213826c0ecbC/drui-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z The Australian pseudo-left and the drive to war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/pseu-j03.html The maxim—silence implies consent—applies to the failure of the fake left organisations to utter a word on the mounting dangers of a US-led war against China. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3f2aab6-58d8-4d55-8fae-9de6c9c2e6bB/pseu-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Street artist Shepard Fairey paints a giant mural in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/shep-j03.html The garish work adorns the north face of the One Campus Martius office building, headquarters of Quicken Loans, the financial company chaired by billionaire Dan Gilbert. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90411b57-c5a9-4e62-9cb4-ed72214ff25C/shep-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z New hominin discovery suggests multiple human ancestors lived side-by-side http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/homi-j03.html A new Australopithecine fossil was recently discovered in Ethiopia that suggests at least one separate species was living alongside <em>Australopithecus afarensis</em>. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbce02e7-7544-4561-bfa9-98bb42049d2O/homi-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Parasitism and the economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/pers-j02.html Seven years after the 2008 financial crisis, the world economy has become the object of unremitting plunder by the global financial aristocracy. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37905314-b17a-4adc-82b1-76733e25801E/pers-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z US Senate prepares to extend NSA spy powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/nsas-j02.html The USA Freedom Act “surveillance reform” legislation reauthorizes components of the Patriot Act that have served as the pseudo-legal basis for warrantless mass surveillance. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6df14b9c-b38e-4032-99a9-484f7405dd1E/nsas-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Syriza’s Tsipras outlines concessions programme as Greece faces debt default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/gree-j02.html Syriza has claimed that it was possible to reach an amicable, negotiated settlement with the troika over Greece’s debt, based on Athens remaining in the euro zone. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ce9c358-efbb-4d23-ba01-40516864dd4M/gree-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Australian government “actively considering” dangerous provocation in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/aust-j02.html Acting on Washington’s behalf, Canberra is drawing up plans to challenge China by flying a military aircraft into what Beijing considers its territorial airspace. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ce330b-e159-4979-a903-5f6600eeda4L/aust-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z US defense secretary signs joint military statement with Hanoi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/viet-j02.html The move to co-produce weapons in Vietnam is aimed at curtailing Russian influence and fully enmeshing Hanoi in Washington’s imperial orbit. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6b3bc01-4238-4c76-be7d-301d8ad3e39C/viet-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z With US air war in 10th month, ISIS advances in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/iraq-j02.html According to one estimate, the Islamist militia now controls territory across Iraq and Syria roughly equivalent to the size of Italy. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9bfce8-4d87-4f5d-8e2f-9b7fb39f92aE/iraq-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Cleveland prosecutor criticizes “egregious” errors in exoneration of killer cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/clev-j02.html In acquitting Michael Brelo, who fired 15 shots at an unarmed couple from point blank range, the judge demanded an almost impossible burden of proof from the prosecution. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8f78751-35cf-4854-bc24-7c7eea32b46H/clev-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Chicago Democrats prepare new attacks on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/cpsc-j02.html As the Chicago Teachers Union continues negotiations for a new contract, the head of Chicago Public Schools has stepped down amid a corruption scandal. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09ccfbfa-427c-452f-88e1-06db0e93e3dL/cpsc-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z US farm income hit by collapse in grain demand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/farm-j02.html The American farming sector is facing declining revenue and land value, creating a cascading effect on farm equipment, fertilizer, and other agriculture-related companies. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dff228c-de08-458f-9de8-d3e2071cc19N/farm-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Former Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to jail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/olme-j02.html If Olmert’s appeals on a conviction for fraud and breach of trust are unsuccessful, he will be the first former Israeli Premier to be jailed. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d712f71-7db8-45e9-836d-187b269b127J/olme-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader moves bill on same-sex marriage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/shor-j02.html Bill Shorten is attempting to give Labor a “progressive” gloss as it joins with the Abbott government in attacking democratic and social rights. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4e0d358-82a6-43fe-9b36-70a80423ee6B/shor-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Mexican elections overshadowed by political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/mexi-j02.html After a year that saw the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students, polls show that eight out of ten voters do not trust the major political parties. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a48c3ac9-2d7b-4d05-ab22-c54d50b1359J/mexi-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Oil price drop triggers sharp decline in Canadian economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/cane-j02.html Canada’s economic output fell 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015—its largest contraction since the height of the 2008-09 global financial meltdown. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9227c6d3-8356-48bf-af80-ef288dfcc1aN/cane-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z A review of Stephen Kotkin’s <em>Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928</em>: Part two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/kot2-j02.html Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffc47d6e-84b2-450c-a322-52eb85a443eJ/kot2-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Funding cuts push community organisations to the brink of closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/drui-j02.html Organisations providing essential services for residents are being forced to shut their doors. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc82a51f-0518-42e3-b538-2ddfa7e4571C/drui-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/wkrs-j02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71725066-bfa3-4ae2-9ebf-040827d6aefM/wkrs-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z US police kill more than two people a day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/kill-j01.html A <em>Washington Post</em> analysis found that at least 385 people were shot and killed by police in the United States during the first five months of the year, an average of 2.6 people each day. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcf7b2c5-b2db-4242-af0b-a445ae76325J/kill-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z US brinkmanship with China over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/pers-j01.html If a Chinese aircraft carrier was in the Gulf of Mexico, Washington would be denouncing China’s flagrant aggression and acts of war. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f188820d-848b-4f4f-b263-1e51c890e4aJ/pers-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Russia scrambles jets against US destroyer in Black Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/russ-j01.html Escalating NATO deployments along Russia’s borders and in neighboring waters are placing the world on the verge of a shooting war between nuclear-armed powers. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d188e5d-2dfa-4155-934a-ba69081fe68G/russ-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Prince William spearheads UK campaign against FIFA, targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/fifa-j01.html The campaign against FIFA head Sepp Blatter is part of the geo-political manoeuvres of the United States and its imperialist allies. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b75f17-fad3-4f52-8d80-5c06d3c8e26G/fifa-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Los Angeles labor federation calls for minimum wage exemption for unionized workplaces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/mini-j01.html The “Fight for $15” campaign has been used to entice employers to bring in unions, which will in turn enforce sub-minimum wages. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5e9104a-74d9-407b-8ab5-32fc62808f7A/mini-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z More than a quarter of Chicago county jail inmates suffer severe mental illness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/cook-j01.html The dilapidated Cook County Jail on Chicago’s highly impoverished west side houses more mentally ill people than any hospital in the US. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf54da66-43c3-4e41-9efe-ae71b6d0e0aC/cook-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Large sections of New Orleans’ levee system sinking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/nola-j01.html Portions of the $14.5 billion levee system installed after Hurricane Katrina will sink below federal certification levels before 2025. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33192eb6-1f92-4977-b392-95b55b7bf7eC/nola-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania government is preparing to destroy public pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/pens-j01.html Pennsylvania lawmakers have passed a comprehensive pension reform bill that will permanently end pensions for future workers and diminish the returns of current workers. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7994cfb-d07e-43e6-acc3-ee17eb548f1N/pens-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Cost of living unbearable for millions of Londoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/lond-j01.html Just over one third of Londoners do not have enough money for a minimum standard of living. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76cbdc09-e5dc-44cd-8ee7-5a73e7a1fbaE/lond-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z New details on connections between German intelligence and neo-Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/nsur-j01.html Mounting evidence indicates that the German intelligence agency aimed to foster right-wing political extremism. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fc27764-6bdb-4f84-aa10-fd8bbce3041P/nsur-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Australian media promotes right-wing, anti-Chinese protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/prot-j01.html The Australian establishment instinctively recognises the propaganda value of the Party for Freedom and its demonisation of China as a threat to the Australian “way of life.” Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd77c962-f41c-4114-9595-dbff3c4ac90B/prot-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z More job cuts in Australian car industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/gmha-j01.html For the first time in 28 years, General Motors Holden resorted to the forced sacking of 90 workers. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2059612-204a-4df7-a878-5bffb2f699bG/gmha-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Indian heatwave kills more than 2,200 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/heat-j01.html Most of the victims in the worst heatwave since 1998 are construction workers, homeless people, street dwellers and the poor. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da734b68-af07-4b9e-b5d5-858afcb9ec6K/heat-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z A review of Stephen Kotkin’s <em>Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928</em>: Part one http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/kot1-j01.html Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8f4abcf-98ea-47cc-a0f2-eb75cc0761cL/kot1-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z “Youth have been neglected” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/mtdr-j01.html The WSWS interviewed a young homeless woman about her plight and the worsening social inequality. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a96eba8e-759d-4b04-aabf-9ff6518f8ecP/mtdr-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z <em>To Pimp a Butterfly</em> from rapper Kendrick Lamar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/kend-j01.html Despite the album’s billing as socially ­conscious “political rap” by certain critics, the focus of <em>To Pimp ...</em> is largely on the rapper himself and his personal experiences in the music world. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bffaf8e-f13b-48ce-9f76-13e22eaee29A/kend-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 1-7 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/twih-j01.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8db066db-2b33-4ff2-b736-d5eb7d5018dB/twih-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z US economy contracted in first quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/usec-m30.html The ongoing slump in the US economy comes amid a roaring stock market, combined with record share buybacks, mergers and acquisitions, and surging CEO pay. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68939f6f-1de1-4e78-b6c6-c1780e61559P/usec-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z The fraudulent debate over NSA reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/pers-m30.html Whether Section 215 of the Patriot Act is extended or allowed to expire, the vast US government apparatus for spying on the American people will continue unabated. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcb5e2ad-e46f-43c7-9794-7493026e99eB/pers-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z US defence secretary challenges China at Singapore security forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/shan-m30.html Ashton Carter demanded that China halt its “unprecedented” land reclamation in the South China Sea and declared the US would continue its provocative overflights. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/604b0d8e-9475-4d63-b49f-a6e9f60c7bbE/shan-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Chinese premier concludes four-country tour of South America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/chla-m30.html The trip yielded a variety of trade and investment deals, along with infrastructure initiatives—all aimed at counteracting slowing domestic growth while expanding influence in the region. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dda6b995-e20f-4205-8d66-0375ac627f9H/chla-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z European Union squabbles over refugee quotas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/eure-m30.html While military intervention on the coast of Libya to destroy refugee boats is welcomed by all member states, the question of accepting refugees has unleashed a fierce dispute. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c41375-5967-425d-9407-fca09255302H/eure-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Record storms, flooding continue to ravage Texas and Oklahoma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/texa-m30.html The response of state and federal authorities has thus far been minimal, leaving thousands of the displaced to fend for themselves. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4587ae44-f94b-4e0c-b51c-f6f0b287757J/texa-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z US preparing direct military intervention in Nigeria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/nige-j12.html The US Defense Department may soon deploy military teams, including advisers and intelligence and logistics personnel, to Africa’s leading economy and largest oil producer. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2143d59f-3f91-4374-9481-5f6567ebb4bK/nige-j12.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Former Republican speaker indicted on felony charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/hast-m30.html Dennis Hastert was charged with illegally concealing cash payments made to cover up “past misconduct” and with lying to federal investigators. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/584f69d3-a6b8-4ac8-967e-ae1355fc8b3D/hast-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/labo-m30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a81406e2-29c9-446c-acec-95c16a31cb0I/labo-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Insurance companies apply for rate hikes for Obamacare plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/heal-m30.html The companies argue that hikes submitted to state regulators, which are larger than in the past, are necessary due to Obamacare signees being older and sicker than expected. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a355c22-af75-403e-b568-362388883aaJ/heal-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z India: One year of the Modi-led, BJP government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/modi-m30.html The BJP has moved India sharply right, lending support to the US’s anti-China “pivot,” imposing austerity and pro-market “reforms,” and inciting Hindu supremacism. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e552e803-6644-4f44-b386-0433db9733aO/modi-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Humboldt University professor Herfried Münkler calls for German leadership in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/munk-m30.html Münkler’s proposals correspond to the plans of the German ruling elite to again establish the country as a political and military “peacekeeping force” in Europe and in the world. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fd35acd-ee10-4ba5-a159-b83e3ec8de8J/munk-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Colombian peace talks continue amid renewed combat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/colo-m30.html The Colombian government dispatched its foreign minister and one of the country’s most prominent capitalists in an attempt to salvage the negotiations with the FARC. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/648d1c9d-3902-4df0-a6ea-847cfc05d4bO/colo-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z UK Prime Minister Cameron tours Europe lobbying for EU reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/came-m30.html Cameron received a fairly hostile reception in France, a country occupying a special position of enmity for the Tory right and the UK Independence Party. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6fc86a2-3b78-4ed0-89f7-88b185726feO/came-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Meetings on UK general elections: “We were alone in telling workers and young people the truth” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/meet-m30.html The Socialist Equality Party in the UK held two successful meetings, in London and Glasgow, on the lessons of the May 7 British General Election. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1aaecd20-2256-4b56-9729-d04db0c3e8aG/meet-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Spanish telecom workers strike against “precariousness and slave labour” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/tele-m30.html The Telefónica-Movistar workers’ struggle has received widespread support, but the bankrupt perspective of the unions is endangering the strike. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85f98269-e1b0-4345-8654-ff638da923dP/tele-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Spanish telecom strikers: “We have to resist until we achieve something” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/tel2-m30.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to striking Spanish Telefónica-Movistar technicians and installers. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9675e60e-fcca-498a-9614-a9b226eddcbL/tel2-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation companies reject wage increase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/sril-m30.html Amid falling global prices, employers are demanding higher daily quotas from plantation workers. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d698483f-8279-4c5a-ad8d-f9248c65dfdK/sril-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Sydney’s Mount Druitt: A microcosm of Australia’s social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/mtdr-m30.html Over the past two weeks, a WSWS reporting team has spoken to community organisations, workers and youth about the worsening social conditions in western Sydney and the damaging impact of the recent federal budget. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ea17f93-72ec-4f4e-8562-3b632a8386cI/mtdr-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z The <em>Divergent</em> Series: <em>Insurgent</em>—More talent and resources squandered http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/insu-m30.html Any attempt at building a thoughtful story has been abandoned in favor of a special effects bonanza, leaving one to ask: Where is this heading? Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7866043a-4de7-4fb8-a318-95dc85626c5K/insu-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z <link>http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/spee-m30.html</link> <description /> <pubDate>Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ba6193-da86-4ff8-9aea-f0ddd49ff77B/spee-m30.html</guid> <dc:date>2015-05-30T05:00:00Z</dc:date> </item> <item> <title /> <link>http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/econ-m30.html</link> <description /> <pubDate>Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.wsws.org/asset/8419e3db-f75e-4eaa-9aa9-7f8f01f0b8aO/econ-m30.html</guid> <dc:date>2015-05-30T05:00:00Z</dc:date> </item> <item> <title>US seizes on FIFA corruption to pursue campaign against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/fifa-m29.html The rampant financial corruption within football’s ruling body is being utilised by the US primarily as a propaganda weapon against Russia, chosen by FIFA to host the 2018 World Cup. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65a0701b-214d-4228-9f4d-1024c7b856cP/fifa-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Federal court upholds block on Obama immigration plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/obam-m29.html The Obama administration appears to have already accepted that its proposal for a slowdown in deportations will be shelved until at least 2016. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9de978c0-2305-4905-9150-658bfbcd31aG/obam-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Why did the US Army ship live anthrax? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/anth-m29.html The report that a US military lab sent live samples of anthrax, a deadly bioweapon, to facilities in nine US states and to a US military base in South Korea, raises many questions. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f287be4-e66a-4424-b30d-cf4c12c990bG/anth-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Rohingya refugees abused and killed in camps in Malaysia/Thailand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/refu-m29.html The special meeting on Indian Ocean refugees today in Bangkok will do nothing to ease the plight of thousands of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis fleeing persecution. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/278a6722-cf83-47c3-ae9c-3b075e56750E/refu-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Life inside a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/rohi-m29.html Over 200,000 Burmese Rohingya live in scores of refugee settlements in Bangladesh. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b26faea2-9a68-49f4-b15f-1c9d264e2b8A/rohi-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Australian economy heading for recession http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/aust-m29.html The rapid fall in business investment has shattered the scenario on which official economic policy has been based. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eba163c6-afc9-4296-906e-77fd79deba4C/aust-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Judge orders release of photo showing Chicago cops posing as hunters with “suspect” wearing antlers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/poli-m29.html The obscene photograph underscores the increasingly criminal and misanthropic outlook of police in the United States. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ba4c430-c234-44e7-9693-86c46190253C/poli-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Nebraska abolishes death penalty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/nebr-m29.html The move by the US state takes place amid growing popular opposition to capital punishment following a string of gruesome “botched” executions. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11115004-35ca-46c1-a127-90ee11e82c6H/nebr-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z UAW, Fiat Chrysler maintain silence on death of skilled trades worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/auto-m29.html Donald Megge, a 53-year-old skilled trades worker at the Jefferson North plant in Detroit was crushed to death May 5 while performing maintenance on a filter press. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8c62962-5067-46d1-9c92-bab1ebcdf4bG/auto-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP pledges to “partner” with business as its poll numbers jump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/ndpa-m29.html Should the NDP form Canada’s next government, it will uphold the interests of the Canadian bourgeoisie no less ruthlessly than the Conservatives or Liberals. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/585d6682-1afc-4545-87a1-8d8a7646bf2P/ndpa-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z French Prime Minister Valls imposes unpopular school reforms by decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/vall-m29.html The imposition of the reform by decree underscores official contempt for the working class, public opinion and the struggle for high quality education. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a96e0d7-df87-4833-b859-5d3a53de5fdN/vall-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president postpones parliamentary election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/sril-m29.html Sirisena has refused to set a poll date, breaking his promise to dissolve parliament on April 23 and call an election. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/def04fe0-ed77-4267-9325-7876d0ea3ffG/sril-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Austerity budget deepens Puerto Rico’s economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/rico-m29.html While the lack of health care funding causes scenes reminiscent of Greece, the Puerto Rican government is preparing a budget that will impose drastic cuts. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/493a9688-44f3-4c8e-8f54-9c54dd2b922H/rico-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z ANC whips up racism amid xenophobic attacks in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/sout-m29-m29.html The anti-immigrant agitation is aimed at diverting attention from the disastrous impact of the pro-capitalist policies pursued by the ANC and its partners since coming to power in 1994. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41d12bd7-97a0-4a05-a0f9-211badacdb1J/sout-m29-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Wall Street buybacks: Another expression of parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/pers-m29.html An article in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> this week has pointed to the growing role of share buybacks as a source of profit accumulation. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/863624d0-f7ee-497f-a7b6-9cdbf94ff0aP/pers-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Münkler receives support from the far right in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/munk-m29.html The weekly paper <em>Junge Freiheit</em>, mouthpiece of the New Right, has declared its support for the campaign against critical students at Berlin’s Humboldt University. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b72430d4-5343-4243-b129-07d3cb7c972H/munk-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Help the WSWS expose the US-led drive to war in Asia! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/appe-m29.html In this video, James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), calls on readers to help the WSWS continue its exposure of the provocative US-led confrontation with China in the South China Sea. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa1098c7-22b6-4bf7-a4f0-eddea3c104bM/appe-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z The contract unity law and the return of German militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/newg-m29.html As was the case at the beginning of World War I a century ago, the trade unions are cementing a ceasefire with the government and suppressing strikes in support of militarism. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/492990b2-27fb-4bea-8e0a-7cfc697411eL/newg-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/wkrs-m29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d374f689-e353-4ae7-9c33-ab83ebb2b88E/wkrs-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Global tensions surge as NATO, Russia hold rival military exercises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/nato-m28.html The holding of military exercises preparing for large-scale conflict demonstrates that the imperialist powers, led by the US, are gearing up for a Third World War. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e6efa9a-31c3-49cd-8d29-d9779e4c9aeA/nato-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z US defence secretary sets stage for confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/scse-m28.html Ashton Carter declared that the Pentagon would continue its “freedom of navigation” operations in the South China Sea. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d19ef84b-aa7d-42bf-832c-f9f00bab9a7H/scse-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Officials signal Australia will join US provocation in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/aust-m28.html Prime Minister Tony Abbott will reportedly receive a briefing within two weeks on military “options” to challenge China’s territorial claims. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04a2dc37-d2b8-489c-8902-40e40c5b42fK/aust-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Left Platform: Syriza’s last line of defence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/syri-m28.html As the Syriza-led Greek government works to impose the dictates of the banks, Syriza’s Left Platform fears the development of an independent movement in the working class. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60d067bc-fa9e-43b2-9efa-66a39353b93B/syri-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Queen’s Speech 2015: UK Conservatives lay out agenda of austerity and repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/quee-m28.html Existing anti-democratic legislation built up under successive Labour and Tory administrations will be supplemented by a new Counter-Extremism Bill. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c14812aa-20bb-49ac-95d5-9cb7bfbd54aO/quee-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Alabama bought execution drugs on the black market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/alab-m28.html Alabama sentences more people to death and executes more people per capita than any other state in the US. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9dd0237-9163-4b28-9f2a-8e18076f5a8F/alab-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Los Angeles County backs Obama’s anti-immigrant agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/immi-m28.html The board of supervisors in the southern California city voted to endorse the Priority Enforcement Program, a refashioned federal program to deport undocumented workers. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29d372b4-abae-4cb4-b659-d6529a75311B/immi-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Canada: Ontario Liberals orchestrate outlawing of teacher strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/ontt.html While the government claims it is acting to save students’ school year, its real aim is to push through social spending cuts and impose concessionary contracts on teachers. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b12e7fb2-655f-441e-8cca-75dfde5a8b3I/ontt.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Philippine state visit to Canada escalates anti-China “pivot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/cana-m28.html Loyal allies of the US in its anti-China “pivot,” Canada and the Philippines are increasing bilateral military-security ties. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/917c507c-d524-4711-8472-30c6c94c0d4E/cana-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z The assault on health care in Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/russ-m28.html The Russian government is preparing to slash funding for the country’s health care system, already inadequate to meet the population’s needs. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42b6f052-4876-45ca-994e-1c987ece3abL/russ-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Works council elections at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp: What way forward? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/thys-m28.html The problems confronting ThyssenKrupp workers in Duisburg cannot be resolved on the basis of a trade unionist strategy. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed51f07f-7abc-4cb6-903b-29c5842a1dfF/thys-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Australian government moves to revoke citizenship rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/terr-m28.html The Abbott government is proposing legislation that would strip citizenship from individuals on vague national security grounds. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0792078-c83a-4304-81f4-b5369c0a50bM/terr-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z ANC whips up racism amid xenophobic attacks in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/sout-m28.html The anti-immigrant agitation is aimed at diverting attention from the disastrous impact of the pro-capitalist policies pursued by the ANC and its partners since coming to power in 1994. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92f00092-d5dd-48e8-9a0f-28300348143E/sout-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Behind the recriminations over the fall of Ramadi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/pers-m28.html The US defense secretary’s charge that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight” has evoked counter-charges that Washington has no real desire to crush ISIS. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21043ed7-51f2-4adf-9c3d-9565f10e941J/pers-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z US-China tensions escalate over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/scse-m27.html The Obama administration is preparing to step up the war of words against China at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa00eddf-3ff8-40eb-9163-0ee11ab243bO/scse-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z US establishment shields killer cops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/pers-m27.html The Obama administration’s toothless settlement with the Cleveland police is an expression of ruling-class support for the right of police to kill with impunity. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bdf3d67-4ead-4084-abab-67f47b24a10C/pers-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Protests in Japan denounce US military presence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/japa-m27.html Numerous rallies have been held recently, on Okinawa and elsewhere in Japan, against the planned relocation of a US Marine base on the island. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25dca00f-0909-42f2-8e1f-0e9e9543261H/japa-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Historic flooding in Texas and Oklahoma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/floo-m27.html Unprecedented downpours caused life-threatening flooding conditions across Texas and Oklahoma, with at least twelve people missing and eight killed. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32382c5c-a88c-4b8b-87f9-505a4905916F/floo-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Crisis in Burundi heightens danger of regional war in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/brnd-m27.html After weeks of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to run for a third term, the killing of opposition politician Zedi Feruzi has significantly heightened the threat of civil war. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03e3b5fc-acd4-4894-b4b7-c165856aa6eA/brnd-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z New York City public libraries face continued assault under de Blasio administration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/nycl-m27.html New York City’s three public library systems will see a continuation of budget cuts and the denial of necessary capital spending under Democratic Party mayor Bill de Blasio. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dab6391-8799-4e9c-9c11-1a537720696F/nycl-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Union collaborates with Liberals in Ontario Hydro privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/pwuo-m27.html The privatization of Hydro One is a crucial part of the Ontario Liberals’ restructuring of government operations and public service cuts to attract more investment. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e7690e-ae0a-4162-88c6-d7e389fb32aC/pwuo-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z France claims killing of Al Qaeda leaders in Northern Mali http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/mali-m27.html France confirmed that it carried out the extrajudicial killing of top Al Qaeda militants in northern Mali during a special forces raid on May 17-18. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1905ec4-4aa6-4c5e-a959-9b6414e6dffP/mali-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Irish voters overwhelmingly support legalisation of same-sex marriage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/irel-m27.html The vote demonstrated the sharp decline in the influence of the Catholic Church, long the dominant institution in Ireland. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e67ae012-30a4-4951-aeb6-1b68aaa118fK/irel-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z NSA affair creates tensions between Berlin and Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/bnds-m27.html Director of National Intelligence James Clapper threatened to scrap cooperation with the German secret services because of leaks to the media. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45451709-0f93-4ed2-a4e7-864c5e1c6dfG/bnds-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Conservative wins presidential election in Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/pres-m27.html The result points to the possible outcome of the parliamentary election this autumn in which the right-wing Law and Justice party hopes to take power. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65ecd8a-75e2-41be-ba7f-6d9a44b6bf8E/pres-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor backs move to sack thousands of electricity workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/elec-m27.html Labor Party leaders have joined business groups to support a regulator’s pricing ruling that will result in the loss of 2,500 power workers’ jobs in New South Wales. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae36cc70-bb42-47ec-9c39-fa97adb0288A/elec-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Another austerity budget in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/budg-m27.html While claiming to support the poor, the government continues to impose the cost of the economic crisis on the working class. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21b44002-a702-4f01-94a7-8fd168191a7K/budg-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z The New York Times calls for blood in Iraq-Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/nyti-m27.html In a lengthy front-page analysis, the newspaper criticizes the Obama administration for allegedly holding back the air campaign against ISIS for fear of killing civilians. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1b66f35-9b59-4889-9e4d-ca867889f88H/nyti-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Turkey says US agrees to provide air cover for anti-Assad “rebels” in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/syri-m26.html The provision of air cover by the US for its proxy forces on the ground in Syria would follow the pattern of the 2011 US-NATO air war in Libya. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b9da92e-beb2-4a29-ae12-7af30460ff2L/syri-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z NATO begins anti-Russian air drill in Arctic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/nato-m26.html The Arctic Challenge Exercise involves warplanes from the US, Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway, as well as non-NATO members Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46eb3ddf-6281-4666-97f0-44b1c60474dP/nato-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Cop used military “rules of engagement” in 2012 Cleveland killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/clem-m26.html Officer Michael Brelo was one of many Iraq and Afghan war veterans whom the Obama administration is encouraging US police departments to recruit. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc9ba42c-8ab6-4327-be21-f695be05185A/clem-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Flash flooding forces thousands to flee in Texas, Oklahoma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/floo-m26.html Record-breaking rainfall in typically dry areas of Texas, Oklahoma and other states has flooded entire residential areas, leading to at least fifteen deaths. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/000438c9-c099-4551-8a4c-0b94895bbabN/floo-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/wkrs-m26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9029351f-ae99-4da2-b744-d7504764e48H/wkrs-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Obama Justice Department reaches settlement with Cleveland, Ohio over police brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/just-m26.html The agreement comes just days after an Ohio judge acquitted killer cop Michael Brelo in the shooting of two unarmed people in 2012. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e86fde8-f7db-4562-ad57-8f586959b54B/just-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Pipeline in Santa Barbara oil spill lacked key safety feature http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/oils-m26.html The pipeline had no automatic shutoff valve, a routine safety feature that could have greatly minimized the disaster. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40299b77-c446-4041-97b6-308db466f8fK/oils-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Union imposes another concession deal on West Coast dockworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/dock-m26.html The contract signed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union further undermines jobs and conditions and does nothing to address management’s moves to create a largely casualized, low-paid workforce. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d356b98-036e-4ab4-b74b-d1b92fdd7b7E/dock-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Spanish regional elections mark further break-up of two main parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/spai-m26.html The result reflects popular opposition to the austerity policies pursued by both the Popular Party and the Socialist Party. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bd8b4b0-4066-4fb3-950f-3393ffb94c2E/spai-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Most Turkish auto workers end strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/turk-m26.html The apparent concessions by the auto manufacturers reflect extreme nervousness on the part of the corporations and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66daa2fe-db16-431b-94e4-b7daf06f325L/turk-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president pledges to strengthen the military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/sril-m26.html Sirisena postured at “war victory” events as a crusader for “peace and reconciliation” while vowing to increase military resources. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceda31de-bf87-4f8f-ae23-cad9d767611A/sril-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Australian budget targets working-class households http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/budg-m26.html The majority of families will lose between about $2,000 and $6,000 a year by 2018–19. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2751605f-3f33-4051-a6b1-1f735f181d8D/budg-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z China warns of war with US in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/pers-m26.html Through its reckless actions, the US has placed the world on the precipice of war between nuclear-armed powers. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91f15dce-1181-4450-b732-ed7c05f5e3fM/pers-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z New discoveries illuminate early human physical and technological evolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/tool-m26.html New archaeological and fossil discoveries push back the origins of both the genus Homo and the earliest stone tool technology. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29d86d5e-6e8b-4f52-9de6-9e2e395fae4N/tool-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Judge clears killer cop in 2012 Cleveland, Ohio shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/clev-m25.html Officer Michael Brelo jumped on the hood of the victims' car and shot them fifteen times through the windshield. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ff72fa9-2630-4b66-82c4-21585ed8e90E/clev-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Hundreds dead in refugee graves in Malaysia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/refu-m25.html Large-scale operations transporting refugees could not have occurred without the involvement of state officials in Thailand and Malaysia. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba18a512-7867-4005-a4f4-435cd029e4dC/refu-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief hints at shift in US policy in war with ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/isis-m25.html In an interview with CNN, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the ISIS victory at Ramadi showed that Iraqi government forces did not have the “will to fight.” Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8abcc3fd-bbcb-472f-9761-9a8e21ce306K/isis-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Australia deeply embedded in US military build-up in Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/auus-m25.html Despite strenuous official denials, Australia “will probably be hosting some American B1 supersonic bombers after all.” Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c0f9e7d-241a-4edb-bd1e-f7b5fb71800L/auus-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/ukra-m25.html Kiev is slashing subsidies to basic goods in order to funnel money to the regime’s Wall Street creditors and increase military spending on the war in east Ukraine. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ddbc268-9534-459e-9392-62eff88f2faE/ukra-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Riga talks fail to produce Greek loan deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/gree-m25.html German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out any immediate agreement, saying one was only achievable as a result of a joint deal between the so-called “troika.” Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/263b2694-ba69-4e18-a96e-a3566adf2c4P/gree-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Moves for a “left alliance” government accelerate in Portugal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/port-m25.html With the Socialist Party unable to significantly capitalize on the disaffection with the government, smaller pseudo-left parties could hold the balance of power. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/121eccb6-2773-42c0-8d26-5a51b703397C/port-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z NSA spying bill stalls in US Senate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/surv-m25.html The pseudo-reform bill, touted by supporters as a major blow against the NSA’s illegal mass spying programs, further entrenches and institutionalizes the surveillance. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b76338b-1eb4-4655-bc4e-367a4fd1a06I/surv-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 25-31 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/twih-m25.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e100e32f-4e5f-470e-b92e-616d09117e1P/twih-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z US CEO pay hits record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/exec-m25.html The top 200 highest-paid US CEOs made an average of $22.6 million last year. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c05e99a-2f38-4615-8a20-a82b01af6b8I/exec-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Quebec criminalizing working-class struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/queb-m25.html Quebec’s Liberal government is intensifying the assault on workers’ rights and its drive to criminalize popular resistance to its austerity program. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ca4c831-5277-44c4-903b-55a3cb3182eE/queb-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Mexican president deploys military in Jalisco state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/mexi-m25.html The military operations of the Peña Nieto government are aimed at a far more dangerous internal enemy: Mexico’s increasingly restive working class. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e4b6f98-4302-482b-bfb1-c3d2455be3cO/mexi-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z The escalation of global financial parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/pers-m25.html The rise in stock markets expresses not the health, but rather the deepening sickness, of the global economic order. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4843fa80-e926-427d-9d5e-b362828673eK/pers-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Herfried Münkler’s interview in <em>Die Zeit</em>: State-imposed conformism like 1933 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/munk-m25.html In an interview titled “Resentments as in 1933,” political science professor Herfried Münkler has accused anti-militarist students of Nazism and anti-Semitism. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e7767bf-d45b-46c1-947d-b1a88c59544B/munk-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z US prepares new military provocations in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/scse-m23.html The unprecedented presence of a CNN news team on a US navy surveillance flight this week was aimed at ramping up pressure on China over the South China Sea. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69a3382d-d2f1-47b9-8064-e57c2d2d425E/scse-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z European Union’s “migrant mission”: War plans in a humanitarian cloak http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/pers-m23.html The European Union is rapidly moving to further subordinate and plunder former imperialist colonies, under the guise of “solving the refugee problem.” Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaab7676-4e53-4610-bb70-3f305f98568G/pers-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z OECD report: Global social inequality hits new record http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/econ-m23.html The growth of inequality has been accompanied by the expansion of part-time and contingent labor, particularly for younger workers. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c23b3b73-0b42-485a-94f6-dfcc82e13f3I/econ-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Agreement signed on China-backed investment bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/aiib-m23.html Tensions over the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank surfaced again this week when Japan announced it would provide $110 billion for infrastructure investment. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b910a692-7f52-46ea-a401-570a7a7cbdbA/aiib-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Ten years after riots, French police cleared in deaths of Clichy-sous-Bois youths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/clic-m23.html The ruling reveals the impunity enjoyed by police, as the ruling class depends ever more directly on law-and-order hysteria to stabilize its rule. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b5595b8-7426-4790-9e0f-f5c9187be17K/clic-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z France boosts military spending, recruits more youth into the army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/fran-m23.html The army is set to be France’s largest recruiter in the coming year, as the country plunges billions into the armed forces amid a broad military build-up across Europe. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e4b6d66-5382-453c-98ad-f4bced42f15P/fran-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds of unemployed workers apply for jobs in Pittsburgh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/pitt-m23.html Hundreds of people attended a job fair Wednesday to apply for part-time work, paying $10.75 an hour, at Amazon’s newly opened warehouse. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bc58726-e0eb-499a-9dd2-7a15dbb7ef2B/pitt-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z New York mayor de Blasio’s housing plan: An assault on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/hous-m23.html Bill de Blasio’s housing proposal opens the door to privatizing public housing while squeezing more money from low-income residents. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/297d03dc-dbf5-4d24-9c56-3cd87f64f06L/hous-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Despite surplus, California governor releases austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/cali-m23.html The proposal will further undermine public education and maintain cuts to health care programs for low-income families, children and the disabled. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecf14e02-ad17-44d5-b7ca-59d148c20c2N/cali-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z UK rail unions call off strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/rail-m23.html The unions have betrayed a large strike mandate and disarmed rail-workers in the face of a ferocious assault by the incoming Conservative government. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3a7d4fa-428c-4c24-9b87-0a8707b7199M/rail-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Murder of Tamil student sparks protests in northern Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/jaff-m23.html Sinhala extremists have reacted to protests in Jaffna over the killing of an 18-year-old schoolgirl by whipping up anti-Tamil communalism. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9afd94e-a3ff-467a-a432-90b7e339842N/jaff-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z “Münkler-Watch” and the dictatorship of the elites http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/munk-m23.html The attacks on the critics of political science professor Herfried Münkler are now being directed against the freedom of the Internet. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee8747a-401f-41c6-b8d8-34af2aa9434A/munk-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/labo-m23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8932c07d-2ad2-4279-b46c-d39985189beB/labo-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Massive military escalation looms as ISIS advances in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/isis-m22.html The logic of developments in Iraq is leading to the reintroduction of large numbers of American ground troops and a wider war in the Middle East. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e341e85-034d-46f1-8661-5ffc3f18cc0A/isis-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z US intelligence and media fail to debunk Seymour Hersh on bin Laden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/binl-m22.html The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has suddenly, after four years, released documents allegedly obtained during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8003e335-7049-4b14-b685-46904fcaa59P/binl-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/tort-m22.html The court turned the facts and the law upside down to keep evidence of CIA torture and spying on Congress from seeing the light of day. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e87b4d9-5a8e-410d-b101-af2881b87a9C/tort-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Maryland grand jury announces charges against six cops in killing of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/gray-m22.html Gray’s death last month from spinal injuries incurred while in police custody set off an eruption of social anger and the police-military occupation of the city. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0167e664-b5c2-4973-b5ca-09313d04a86E/gray-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Defying USW, striking US oil workers continue to resist company demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/oils-m22.html Workers at Marathon’s Galveston Bay, Texas refinery overwhelmingly defeated an agreement pushed by the United Steelworkers and a federal mediator. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3de187a6-1781-4d96-b6ca-81a8b78a70fJ/oils-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Pipeline rupture causes oil spill in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/barb-m22.html State officials say that at least 21,000 gallons of oil has reached the sea, causing an oil slick that spans nine miles. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed3ea40e-2f30-4fad-8126-2d1dccaea66G/barb-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z New York City mayor de Blasio’s housing plan will do little or nothing for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/hous-m22.html A range of programs supposed to address the lack of affordable housing and homelessness are pathetically inadequate or worse. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f29712c-c395-47cf-962c-098830e50c5P/hous-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives plan to scrap Human Rights Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/huri-m22.html The act is to go the same way as other key elements of international law over which successive governments in the last 15 years have ridden roughshod. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/888b7e0a-567e-4ce9-8b30-c8a9adec3b1C/huri-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ union calls off strike and agrees to arbitration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/gdll-m22.html The strike was called off Thursday, the day before the Bundestag takes up the contentious “contract unity” bill, which would essentially ban strikes by smaller unions in an industry. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73ce8f2c-b7fd-4f36-a36a-eb53b5edd78O/gdll-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Police crackdown on protest in western China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/chin-m22.html The demonstration over plans to re-route a planned rail line away from Linshui county highlights the worsening social crisis in many areas of China. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e954e4-8efa-49e7-97ba-6537ab7d4beE/chin-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Growing danger of landslides in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/land-m22.html The refusal of successive Sri Lankan governments to initiate basic safety measures has led to growing numbers of landslide disasters. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81697d36-b852-42ba-a912-2fce02f2561A/land-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan landslide victims still in makeshift accommodation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/meer-m22.html The situation facing Meeriyabedda Estate landslide victims highlights the desperate social conditions facing Sri Lankan plantation workers and their families. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71f763f0-f01e-4be9-b0e7-2e2856b5de9O/meer-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Why aren’t the banksters in prison? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/pers-m22.html Behind the threadbare trappings of democracy, America increasingly resembles an aristocratic society. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa92087c-09d6-4e3a-8eb3-e12497856c6D/pers-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z “Münkler-Watch” and the reproach of anonymity: A red herring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/munk-m22.html A student blog criticizing the lectures of Herfried Münkler at Humboldt University has been attacked for its anonymity in an effort to distract attention from the real issues at stake. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d34651c-8069-4f5a-8c1b-9c9d37678dcF/munk-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/labo-m22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01a80458-0a4f-4815-a04f-9e8ad09c63dL/labo-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Token fines for banks caught rigging foreign exchange markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/bank-m21.html Wednesday’s announcement was further confirmation that the US and international financial aristocracy is above the law. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dda5d779-545d-453e-8dbb-b89ceb64094F/bank-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Poroshenko says Ukraine is at war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/poro-m21.html Poroshenko’s statement to the BBC points to the explosive confrontation between the Ukrainian regime’s nuclear-armed NATO backers and nuclear-armed Russia. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c619176c-115b-46d5-811c-5bdd78261ceG/poro-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z EU approves military operation against Mediterranean refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/refu-m21.html On Monday, EU foreign and defence ministers agreed to plans for a military intervention against refugees in the Mediterranean and North Africa. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2222879b-6e2d-41db-b397-50b8aff4f8cP/refu-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z German police officer accused of torturing refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/gede-m21.html A federal police officer in Hannover has been accused of assaulting and dragging a shackled detainee and forcing another to eat rancid pork while he was held down on the floor. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ca9905f-f194-4079-978a-ac86b5cc10fE/gede-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Online video exposes French police violence against migrants in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/frpo-m21.html French police were filmed beating migrants and spraying them with pepper spray at a roadside, as they sought to hide in trucks bound for Britain. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37442da1-6c62-415a-a745-62af1ff7366G/frpo-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Greek health workers, journalists, pensioners strike against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/gree-m21.html Public-sector and private-sector unions have worked with successive governments to impose brutal austerity measures. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f62953e7-7b6e-4021-93b3-2965af6cfe1J/gree-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z US brings charges of economic espionage against six Chinese engineers and businessmen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/chin-m21.html The case is a deliberate attempt to increase US-China tensions on the eve of House and Senate votes on an anti-China trade bill. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6c5d40-fe7f-4a16-ac58-b2f8200bf96N/chin-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Supreme Court sides with San Francisco police officers who shot mentally ill woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/scus-m21.html In another decision endorsing police brutality, the Supreme Court granted immunity to officers who shot a mentally ill woman in her home. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72fbdbfe-96d8-4fdf-8bb1-98aee1d5d12L/scus-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z New details undermine police account of deadly shootout in Waco, Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/waco-m21.html Questions are mounting over police claims that biker gangs were solely responsible for the gunfight that killed nine people. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f9061f3-e9b6-45c0-b651-ae0e69eaeffG/waco-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Los Angeles City Council moves to raise minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/losa-m21.html The Los Angeles City Council voted to draft an ordinance to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour by 2020. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc5e63a9-9f4e-4628-ab96-c59cf1852cdM/losa-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z German train drivers launch new strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/germ-m21.html After a six-day walkout earlier this month, German train drivers resumed strikes on freight lines and passenger lines. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9788581-f2bc-4ba0-a2fc-3fd92eb0801I/germ-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Macedonia conflict threatens to destabilise whole of Balkans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/mace-m21.html The South Stream gas pipeline was a major element in Russia’s attempt to reduce its reliance on Ukraine as a transit route for its gas supplies to Europe. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f06f1791-0e47-4bf9-80b3-2f8d25e4e7aJ/mace-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z US prepares to challenge China in the South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/scse-m21.html The <em>Australian</em> reports that “momentum is building strongly in Washington” to fly warplanes or send warships within the 12-mile territorial limit surrounding Chinese-held islets. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78ff7ecf-c672-4600-af4c-bc238afc69aL/scse-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Australian budget boosts spending on war and surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/budg-m21.html While cutting funding for health, education and welfare, the budget increased outlays for overseas military operations, weaponry and war-related intelligence activities. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60278582-0a04-4374-9e24-6f261d1a333P/budg-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z India’s Modi woos and warns China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/indc-m21.html Overshadowing Modi’s entire visit was the heightening of tensions across the Indo-Pacific region as a result of Washington’s “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b79585a-94f3-45d3-9653-2188cd47121H/indc-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/pers-m21.html There is no serious opposition within the ruling elite internationally to the abandonment of democratic procedures and implementation of police state measures. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbcd0fd5-9409-4e1f-9acf-bb55d3aa6b2J/pers-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton, Inc. and the rape of Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/blum-m21.html Revealed in the Blumenthal-Clinton memos is the real nature of the American government: a criminal conspiracy to enrich a ruling oligarchy through war and reaction. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5defad47-b591-40d7-a726-49f9c2e5410J/blum-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z “Frontline” broadcast documents CIA torture program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/fron-m21.html The PBS series’ May 19 episode is a chilling account of the CIA’s torture of hundreds of detainees during the Bush administration. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f7df57c-1287-4dc1-b18a-6ac2770b155G/fron-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Only one in four workers worldwide has a stable job http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/ilor-m20.html Jobs created in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis have been disproportionately contingent and part-time, according to a new report published by the International Labor Organization. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d903dc33-a4a0-41a2-99b5-6f03d1a7661C/ilor-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z The fall of Ramadi and the criminality of US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/pers-m20.html The threat of both a sectarian bloodbath and region-wide war is the byproduct of Washington’s predatory interventions in the Middle East. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45cd2d7a-477d-40ae-8c0c-8f6b95f9152N/pers-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Greece edges towards collapse as troika demands new austerity plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/gree-m20.html Without further loans, the Syriza government, which has pledged to implement austerity measures, could default on an overall debt of €300 billion within weeks. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98acb2aa-a829-4769-ac8e-eff6687eba3F/gree-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Surprise move by European Central Bank to speed up debt purchases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/ecba-m20.html The accelerated ECB purchase of sovereign debt is another indication of increasing nervousness in global financial markets. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6f48f4b-d758-419f-b2cb-51d088516b6C/ecba-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z The Clintons peddle populism while raking in corporate cash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/clin-m20.html Financial disclosure forms filed May 15 show that Bill and Hillary Clinton have made more than $125 million since Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c863472-3acd-4bcc-bcfa-ca5e9ceff26D/clin-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z US secretary of state berates North Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/kore-m20.html Kerry used his trip to South Korea to deepen military ties, supposedly in order to counter the threat posed by North Korea. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8da932d6-5ad9-4560-b819-9c6b65845d1B/kore-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabian monarchy calls for more executioners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/saud-m20.html The US-backed kingdom is in desperate need of swordsmen as it is on pace to more than double the number of beheadings carried out last year. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1532a273-5cd4-455a-aebf-eee4ff22114J/saud-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z San Bernardino, California officials to vote on bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/sanb-m20.html The plan, which follows the bankruptcy of Detroit, would force retirees to pay more for health insurance and contract out the city’s fire and waste disposal departments. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d40ad06-26fb-4e34-b4f4-d4dc69834f3I/sanb-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Michigan legislation would cut off welfare for families with truant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/welf-m20.html The threat to remove cash assistance from families with truant children corresponds cruelly to the withdrawal of funding and shutdown of “underperforming” public schools. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31b3d903-d421-4ed0-8b06-1f12d16facdJ/welf-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z German postal service threatens to lay off strikers while deploying strike-breakers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/post-m20.html Despite major attacks on postal workers, their union has restricted the strike to regional centres and only called on a small number of employees to participate. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b24201a0-c0b7-4ded-9d38-8149ad80a69I/post-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Spanish elections: Support for Podemos declines amid predicted losses for main parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/pode-m20.html Podemos’ earlier rapid rise was a sign of the volatile political situation and the collapse in support for the Popular Party and the Socialist Party. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5d2516e-971d-48d7-83b2-0f78086dfb0M/pode-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Australia sets precedent for worldwide assault on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/refu-m20.html Governments in Europe and Asia are emulating Australia’s draconian “border protection” regime aimed at blocking asylum seekers. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/105f97d0-9161-43ba-a1f4-a9c5c0f0f8aK/refu-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z The deindustrialization of Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/balt-m20.html While the police murder of Freddie Gray was the trigger, the scope of the social anger that erupted in Baltimore was fueled by decades of economic decay in the once booming industrial port city. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b709875-8d19-4e42-99de-f1e13dcc18aF/balt-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Alex Garland’s <em>Ex Machina</em>: Will artificial intelligence replace human efforts? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/exma-m20.html <em>Ex Machina</em> is an elegant and thought-provoking science fiction thriller that considers the future of humanity in relation to the rapid developments in computer science technology. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/774d9598-2ece-4369-9ad5-ce890a27a32N/exma-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z US air strikes, Shia militia deployment follow Iraqi military’s rout in Ramadi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/iraq-m19.html The fall to ISIS of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar province, is a debacle both for the Baghdad government and the US war strategy in Iraq. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d90d80a-90a1-4942-bcfe-981c0bc1931M/iraq-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Obama’s paramilitary police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/pers-m19.html US President Obama reaffirmed his support Monday for the federal programs that have transferred billions of dollars in military hardware to local police departments. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0047703-7ee2-4d08-93d8-eab016e80bbI/pers-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Saudi-led coalition resume air strikes in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/yeme-m19.html The US-backed assault resumed Sunday after a five-day suspension of bombing allowed aid groups to fly in and distribute a limited amount of emergency humanitarian aid. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b66d0512-ec7b-4ce2-b559-5041070619cH/yeme-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Conditions worsen for refugees trapped on boats in South East Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/refu-m19.html Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia have closed their borders to thousands of asylum seekers adrift at sea in atrocious conditions. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f352c0a5-a7ee-4750-bdf7-f1a0d9cbb38C/refu-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Nine killed, 170 arrested in Texas biker gang shootout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/waco-m19.html The bloody shootout between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas on May 17 is a symptom of an unhealthy society. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e6ed652-31ab-497e-ae14-4c40a412caaE/waco-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Rating agencies downgrade Chicago debt after Supreme Court ruling blocks state pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/chic-m19.html The downgrade is intended to put additional pressure on the city to slash municipal workers’ pensions. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23778871-f395-4161-8657-2348dd318e8M/chic-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z US House of Representatives passes anti-abortion bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/abor-m19.html The bill, which bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, highlights the precarious state of abortion rights in the US as the political system slides further to the right. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cca223f-f553-4e6e-80b5-326a9ea1cb5O/abor-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Seattle teachers hold one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/seat-m19.html Seattle teachers are walking out Tuesday to demand improved living standards and to oppose test-based performance evaluations. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d94eb214-25cb-46fc-a9a0-5bf0035d5a9J/seat-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Albuquerque, New Mexico: Family charges SWAT team drove son to suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/albq-m19.html According to the family's complaint, the APD SWAT team’s “deployment of force was excessive” and a cause of the mentally ill man’s death. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d89409dc-813e-40dc-9a9c-2c450c1b0c9B/albq-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z UK rail workers vote for national strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/rail-m19.html The one-day stoppage has the potential to become a focal point for opposition within the working class. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a24da2-209d-42ed-a991-3e92f5697d4H/rail-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Ontario Liberals move to criminalize teachers’ strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/onta-m19.html Ontario’s trade union-backed Liberal government has moved to outlaw secondary school teachers’ strikes that have affected three of the province’s largest local school boards. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e7810e0-24be-4b3f-83dc-1b19f9c7120D/onta-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Australian government undermines arts funding body http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/aart-m19.html While various creative institutions suffered cuts in last week’s budget, the main shift was to substantially defund the Australia Council for the Arts. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40b47587-3eff-4aa6-b5d7-b738a594abaH/aart-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Defend student free speech at Humboldt University! Stop state-sponsored censorship! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/humb-m19.html The PSG and the IYSSE unequivocally support the students who publish the blog “Münkler-Watch” and have become the target of a massive intimidation campaign. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a63135e-5824-47a7-8f5d-7b909bade8dA/humb-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Is it a dangerous precedent?: Detroit Institute of Arts tests out art market with van Gogh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/diaa-m19.html The news that the DIA had been considering earlier this year selling an 1886 still life by Vincent van Gogh produced headlines and generated concern last week. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/384e1c4c-5a5e-45dc-9f43-614cd7679c3M/diaa-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/wkrs-m19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29bc2de7-4736-415b-bbb9-dad1d9efff5L/wkrs-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z UK government counter-terrorism bill would criminalize speech, political activity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/terr-m18.html The proposed legislation would give the state the power to require an “extremist” group or individual to submit any written publication to the police before it is printed. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/257ffe78-f316-4f9c-b3e4-14db385fcc2H/terr-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z US special forces stage raid into Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/syri-m18.html Nothing certain is known about the circumstances or results of the attack, since the only sources of information are the Pentagon and White House. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/837bce3c-f795-452b-825b-4a8eb7e29e8A/syri-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Is the US planning a “Gulf of Tonkin” incident in the South China Sea? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/pers-m18.html No one should be surprised by a new US provocation suddenly emerging to try to stampede public opinion behind military operations against China. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32e946c6-a0a0-481a-963f-47d35381cfbF/pers-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Iraqi officials report the fall of Ramadi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/iraq-m18.html The capital city of Anbar province has been under attack by ISIS forces for more than a year. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8239872d-7488-41b0-afc5-229893b148cM/iraq-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Egyptian regime hangs six after ex-president Mursi sentenced to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/egyp-m18.html The executions and death sentence are emblematic of the vicious police-state character of the regime in Cairo, which is a key pillar of US and Western European imperialist interests. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3522caaa-4b2d-42e7-ae54-e20bfc78e71J/egyp-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z No charges for police officer who shot Illinois teen twice in the back http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/just-m18.html A state prosecutor announced Thursday that he would not bring criminal charges against the Zion, Illinois police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62f19926-9d7b-4d76-a0c2-9ff0dc5695dC/just-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Chicago residents speak on police torture at Homan Square “black site” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/homa-m18.html Reporters from the WSWS spoke to workers and youth about recent revelations of torture at Homan Square as well as the decaying social conditions in Chicago. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/971e5522-2aac-4c17-ac27-d33de4965a5D/homa-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Thousands of auto workers strike in Turkey against Renault and union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/turk-m18.html The strike by 5,000 auto workers at the Renault plant in Bursat has quickly spread to other factories, with workers denouncing the pro-corporate Türk-Metal union. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f6e75fa-82b6-4f07-9377-97ea5af2ba6D/turk-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z US panel’s screening guidelines threaten mammograms for 17 million women http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/mamm-m18.html Thousands of cases of breast cancer could be missed, resulting in preventable deaths, if the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations are adopted. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/394a6d88-4199-41cd-b5b3-6b7dce27242C/mamm-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Second major quake in Nepal deepens political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/nepa-m18.html Nepal was hit on Tuesday by a 7.3 magnitude after-shock that killed over 125 people, injured more than 2,300 and destroyed hundreds of homes. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f42c39e-4026-4c40-b192-b525614824aJ/nepa-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Hollande, the Clintons and imperialism in Haiti http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/hait-m18.html The US and France see in Haiti not just cheap labor, but mineral wealth, a chance to wean the country off of Venezuelan petroleum and an opportunity to make profits. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1d3b711-7d72-484d-ba89-ac3d4a06114L/hait-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z French Rafale fighter sales stoke arms race in Middle East, Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/rafa-m18.html As it sells billions of dollars in jets, France is stoking Saudi-Iranian tensions over the Yemen war and Indo-Pakistani tensions sharpened by the US “pivot to Asia.” Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd58f3de-d298-4555-840f-ed7cd5c7003J/rafa-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Christie’s $1 billion week: Art market heads for the stratosphere http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/chri-m18.html Artwork, particularly 20th century and contemporary art, now functions as another commodity for the financial aristocracy to invest and speculate in. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0177aa91-2b2d-4ec3-bd33-e07d45a324dL/chri-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Blues musician B.B. King, 1925-2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/king-m18.html The iconic American blues artist died May 15 at 89, after dozens of albums and decades of intensive touring. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e250fee6-d7f2-4b78-9e64-42db293b5d3F/king-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 18-24 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/twih-m18.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a1e41e-916d-4acc-b141-3f985b8e9edC/twih-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Controversy erupts over American B1 bomber deployments to Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/aust-m16.html Above all, the denials surrounding US war plans against China are directed at keeping the working class in the dark about the dangers of conflict. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59fcfb09-88e2-4a98-ab61-de298da1f60A/aust-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z The Amtrak disaster and America’s crumbling infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/pers-m16.html Tuesday’s derailment of an Amtrak train on America’s busiest rail route has exposed before the whole world the dilapidated state of infrastructure in the United States. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6661ca97-69e5-4995-80a4-6f7e4abac14L/pers-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Japanese cabinet approves new military legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/japa-m16.html The new laws will allow Japan to play a far larger military role in US-led wars around the world. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e939b1b-c749-4b29-a029-10ddb614b2aJ/japa-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Federal court sentences Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/tsar-m16.html The death sentence is the barbaric culmination of a trial that has excluded any examination of the fundamental political issues raised by the Boston Marathon bombing. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e645f449-76ef-4962-bfa4-4904595ba09A/tsar-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Thai military sends boat carrying hundreds of Rohingya refugees “out to sea” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/refu-m16.html The savage treatment of the Rohingya migrants is an acute manifestation of a growing international refugee crisis comparable in scale and brutality to that produced by World War II. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/613d6983-0c23-4a8e-bbc2-2fad77e04d6I/refu-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Jeb Bush’s “gaffe”: A revealing comment on the Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/bush-m16.html The younger Bush’s “gaffe” was that he spoke the truth about the warmongering by both imperialist parties, Democrats as well as Republicans. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35557d1a-59b2-4a7e-a2ec-e4c5e9cff1aP/bush-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z New torture allegations from Chicago “black site” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/chic-m16.html Further allegations have surfaced of sexual abuse and torture by the Chicago Police Department at the secret Homan Square interrogation facility. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24dd0065-406e-42be-b4f2-31a6ba20014G/chic-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z USW pushes through sellout contracts at Indiana and Texas oil refineries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/oils-m16.html Facing isolation imposed by the union, oil workers voted to accept contracts at BP and LyondellBasell, while workers at Marathon’s Galveston Bay refinery will vote Monday. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eee51f7-d83e-4095-ae59-578b29fde5eG/oils-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/labo-m16.html In the May 7 general election, Labour received 30.4 percent of the vote, resulting in 232 seats—the party’s worst defeat since 1987. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/193c8111-93d0-4588-af78-8c895d1d1b5I/labo-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Two killed during mass protest by Chilean students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/chil-m16.html The violence that followed the demonstration in Valparaiso is symptomatic of rising political tensions in Chile. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43cc0262-20d3-456b-9667-b379fc1fe95E/chil-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Alberta’s NDP pledges to “partner” with big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/albe-m16.html Alberta’s incoming New Democratic Party government has been anxiously seeking to reassure big business that it will loyally serve their interests. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeca6f5b-f45d-41c6-9d25-bd53b59ea46P/albe-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Detroit residents speak on the resumption of water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/vide-m16.html WSWS reporters spoke to Detroit residents about the drive by the city to shut off water service to as many as 25,000 households. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3719fcc-592c-4fc2-b55b-b77c2e15391F/vide-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z “Marx Is Muss” congress: Germany’s pseudo-left discusses war policy and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/marx-m16.html The Marx 21 congress that began in Berlin on May 14 has absolutely nothing to do with socialist politics or the class struggle. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/463086ad-2702-49ce-91df-db7e6dd85e3M/marx-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/labo-m16-1.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff35fb18-85fa-4135-be60-f0cc3ccbc60P/labo-m16-1.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Five major banks to plead guilty to rigging currency markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/bank-m15.html The effect of guilty pleas for crimes involving massive manipulation of financial markets will be essentially zero, beyond the immediate costs the fines levied on the institutions. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07f84bb6-31e0-4ba8-b7d2-b692d6f15d1M/bank-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z The growing danger of a US war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/pers-m15.html Every country in the region, to one degree or another, is embroiled in the war danger. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa84082b-3463-4be4-af6e-ecd7ec4dddbE/pers-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Obama hosts Camp David summit for Gulf oil monarchies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/arab-m15.html Assembled at the Maryland retreat were the most reactionary rulers of the Middle East, Washington’s principal allies in the Arab world. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab8dddd4-ed19-47c1-b316-2c25b12f860K/arab-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z US House passes surveillance “reforms” aimed at codifying illegal spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/nsas-m15.html The legislation reauthorizes surveillance powers established by the USA Patriot Act while spreading a facade of legality over mass spying. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0c75460-302b-4bf1-8733-8c806fb1a09P/nsas-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Existing safety equipment would have prevented Philadelphia Amtrak disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/amtr-m15.html The disaster would never have occurred if safety equipment were in place to monitor the train and automatically activate its emergency braking system. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1cfa458-4a9a-4539-befc-f4347ee9827J/amtr-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Many questions remain in death of Detroit Fiat-Chrysler worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/jeff-m15.html After the death of Donald Megge, workers at the Jefferson North Assembly plant have described numerous accidents due to pressure to meet production targets. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e0f9ad-1fe3-41f9-b40f-998de703495L/jeff-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Lawyers detail horrific and illegal conditions of Baltimore arrest victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/balt-m15.html City police arrested hundreds of innocent people on April 27 and crammed them into crowded cells for days, with little or no access to medical care, food or legal counsel. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51dc81ab-12a6-421e-bb1c-5570aca667eE/balt-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z US prisons rife with violence and torture against mentally disabled prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/pris-m15.html The mentally ill are often locked in solitary confinement, spending only three to five hours a week of “recreation” alone in caged enclosures. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d98eedfa-c2f5-4513-b4cb-69582c3649eM/pris-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Nineteen-year-old Indiana man dies while in police custody http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/cops-m15.html As of May 15, an estimated 423 people have been killed by police officers in the US so far this year. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a2950f2-a719-4714-a5b5-9162f9994a5O/cops-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Attempted military coup in Burundi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/buru-m15.html The military move came after more than two weeks of large protests against the current president’s decision to seek a third term in office. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a3cd8bd-8394-4395-9430-57e6eabab03F/buru-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Closer Chinese-Russian ties on display in Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/chru-m15.html The Chinese President Xi was given pride of place, seated alongside Russian President Putin, during the military parade through Red Square to mark the end of World War II. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b101c789-6a58-4ecd-ae9d-15e923268b7N/chru-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Russian finance minister proposes raising retirement age: “The faster, the better” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/russ-m15.html For the ruling class in Russia, the question is not whether to raise the retirement age, but when it and how it can be raised without provoking a major confrontation with the working class. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/047faf18-1f8b-4736-9be6-07dc9bdd5dfM/russ-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader calls for bipartisanship with Abbott government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/aust-m15.html Pressed in his television interview as to where Labor would make cuts, Shorten continually referred to his call for discussions with the government on “reform.” Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d3387c2-e93c-400a-9f0b-30b65ef77dbK/aust-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z India’s BJP government presses forward with big business “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/indi-m15.html The newly-enacted “reforms” will further enrich local and global investors at the expense of the working class and rural toilers. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80b2e0f1-feb9-4a53-a228-8ccc7713659B/indi-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z CIA-embedded Hollywood liars and their lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/lies-m15.html We now know, thanks to Seymour Hersh and his article in the <em>London Review of Books</em>, that, along with everything else, the Bigelow-Boal film was a pack of lies from beginning to end. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aab1a4c5-cb5b-4861-9acd-4b17be7835bA/lies-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z The right-wing political record of Bernie Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/sand-m15.html Sander's announcement that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president is the outcome of four decades of establishment liberal politics, occasionally masked with “socialist” rhetoric. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea2a53e9-b0e0-47b7-858b-39fda479997J/sand-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z French NPA seeks to strangle opposition to draconian surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/npas-m15.html Despite its superficial criticisms of the surveillance law, the NPA is complicit in the building of the infrastructure of a police state in France. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce28b475-2334-4ea8-80ce-0e4ef0b1a65H/npas-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/euro-m15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to <a href="http://www.wsws.org/wsws/dd-formmailer/dd-formmailer.php">contribute</a> to this regular feature. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35afa77e-16ba-427b-8763-8e3b2bc74e9J/euro-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z US threatens military confrontation with China in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/scse-m14.html The move would be a reckless act of military brinkmanship calculated to force Beijing to back down on its territorial claims. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f942f5e7-1a33-4a29-b2f2-e68584594c4D/scse-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z The worldwide persecution of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/pers-m14.html From Europe, to Asia, to the Americas, the world is witnessing growing numbers of refugees and a wave of state violence directed at denying them their fundamental democratic rights. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52a08b26-c089-4d5d-bd50-d47d2afb1b7P/pers-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, killing at least seven http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/amtr-m14.html A high-speed crash on America’s busiest passenger route injured more than 200 people Tuesday. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cbd1395-7e19-4b64-ade8-3fec48af00fI/amtr-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z State funding for higher education in US slashed by 20 percent since 2008 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/coll-m14.html Throughout the US, states are on average spending $1,805 less per student than before the financial collapse. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eb10c8f-a185-4ba4-a88a-615278e8c97H/coll-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z US Senate reaches bipartisan deal to push trade pacts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/trad-m14.html The deal came less than a day after Senate Democrats blocked a White House-supported effort to hold an immediate vote on Trade Promotion Authority. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/151f17a5-1e03-4d2c-9bf6-cd82b992c2bG/trad-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z At least 45 workers die in Manila factory fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/phil-m14.html Up to 70 Philippine workers may have perished in the blaze inside the two-storey Kentex building on Manila’s northern outskirts. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cedc9ee7-04a2-4788-8bd0-30411e7ab80L/phil-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Yemen war rages on through first day of humanitarian “cease-fire” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/yeme-m14.html From the beginning, the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen has been backed by the United States, which is determined to retain control over the geostrategically critical country. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb75a94c-b9e1-44b9-bdfb-35ce93ad8daJ/yeme-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z UK: Cameron strikes post-election anti-European pose http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/ukeu-m14.html There are significant differences within the Conservative Party over how far to pursue a possible EU rupture. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3fa9aed-53a9-4673-a2a7-ffe16b26812D/ukeu-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Soldiers reveal Israeli war crimes in 2014 Gaza assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/gaza-m14.html A recent report alleges that the Israel Defence Force reduced whole neighbourhoods to rubble for no clear operational reason, just to “demonstrate presence in the area.” Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6df1d19d-676b-4cf7-a1e8-d4e767aa0eeM/gaza-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Nationwide strike by child care workers in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/stri-m14.html Striking workers in child care and social services confront not only their employers, but also the trade unions. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63791c62-83ee-4add-9a2f-a57367159ffP/stri-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Police shift their line on Australia’s latest terrorism “plot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/terr-m14.html For the second time in two weeks, police and media claims of teenagers planning imminent terrorist attacks have proven to be dubious. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96922d80-24bd-43cb-bdb6-171ed905b0aP/terr-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Former Sri Lankan president warns of government financial bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/slec-m14.html Kumaratunga blamed the crisis on the previous Rajapakse government’s “lack of transparency.” Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/967a7280-0d5b-4625-a0ab-6ad86cec485L/slec-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Unions reaffirm ties to Parti Québécois as it prepares to anoint arch-right winger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/pqun-m14.html The installation of Pierre-Karl Péladeau as leader of the Parti Québécois will represent a further rightward lurch on the part of the big business, pro-Quebec independence party. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f9731f8-6b7b-46a9-8096-17f3ffbbf31J/pqun-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z <em>‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore</em>: Playwright John Ford’s lurid classic receives Off-Broadway revival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/ford-m14.html Written around 1630, the play, set in Parma, Italy, has an incestuous relationship at its center. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d4feef0-5cfa-41f1-b2aa-45f73962b92I/ford-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Scientists reveal the history and analysis of Kennewick Man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/kenn-m14.html A new volume published by the Smithsonian Institution serves as the most comprehensive study of the most important human skeleton ever found in North America. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa65d171-a869-40d9-b04e-d2b4ccf1855F/kenn-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z UAW ready to sanction new subclass of low-paid US auto workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/auto-m13.html The United Auto Workers union is in discussion with the Detroit automakers about the creation of a new tier of factory workers who will earn as little as $10 an hour. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/754d43a7-434e-439f-aaee-72820064083A/auto-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z The bin Laden assassination and the lies of the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/pers-m13.html The latest exposure by Seymour Hersh dismantles the official story of the assassination of Osama bin Laden, exposing systematic lying by the US government and the media. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d683ccf-d200-4a50-9c11-0a3dcbc965eF/pers-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Official death toll from GM ignition defect reaches 100 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/igni-m13.html The figure probably significantly understates the toll relating to the defect, which can cause some GM vehicles to suddenly lose power. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6e6b031-38c0-4fdc-8781-bc10b9828e7J/igni-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z No charges in Madison, Wisconsin police killing of unarmed youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/madi-m13.html The killing of teenager Tony Robinson by Madison police officer Matt Kenny on March 6 had generated student walkouts and protests by thousands of workers and youth. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e2ff16-7fa4-408e-a21c-d8dc5722642P/madi-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z China’s central bank cuts rate amid further signs of slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/chin-m13.html The latest rate cut has raised concerns that China’s financial authorities are “behind the curve” of the country’s economic slowdown. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c850944-304e-4f1d-aef0-913c9fc363bI/chin-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z White House authorizes Shell to resume drilling in the Arctic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/obam-m13.html Ending a three-year-long suspension, the Obama administration reopened U.S.-controlled Arctic waters to drilling operations by Royal Dutch Shell this week. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc4fbabd-6acb-4287-9335-c9d7a71ee5fN/obam-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Swedish Supreme Court rejects Julian Assange’s appeal of arrest warrant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/assa-m13.html The ruling is another blatant trampling on the democratic rights of Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8142f58a-01bf-4251-bd20-e64ffcca82aO/assa-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Texas executes mentally incompetent death row prisoner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/exec-m13.html The US Supreme Court denied a last-minute appeal on Derrick Charles’s behalf despite clear signs of his intellectual disability. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e880c65-840a-4993-9903-7e735ab6db3L/exec-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z US judge throws out gag law directed against prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/mumi-m13.html The judge declared Pennsylvania’s Revictimization Relief Act, aimed at silencing political prisoner Abu-Jamal, to be “manifestly unconstitutional.” Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbec696b-277a-4b2b-9f99-82d3b408719B/mumi-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Australian budget: A fraudulent bid for political survival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/budg-m13.html Confronting deep public hostility, the government is making a cynical shift in tone, marketing its budget as “fair.” Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d69b7d4-c7e2-4005-a995-bf278981211J/budg-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Australian unemployment levels continue to rise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/jobs-m13.html The latest official unemployment figures and new job cuts expose the Abbott government’s budget forecasts. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec824d3f-9cef-4974-8619-a2b14aab38fG/jobs-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Sinn Fein loses ground in UK elections in Northern Ireland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/nire-m13.html The key goal shared by Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland and the SNP in Scotland is their attempt to encourage foreign investment into a cheap labour economy. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ece6c085-00db-4bf2-b9f6-d21b4187ea6B/nire-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z German SPD achieves worst result in Bremen state elections since World War II http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/brem-m13.html The outcome of the Bremen state elections exposes the immense gulf between official politics and the working class in Germany Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbd61c0d-2814-4080-86da-da8e06c6b87A/brem-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Berlin police powers strengthened http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/berl-m13.html The changes to Berlin’s police powers reveal a mentality that places so-called security needs above the protection of civil liberties. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80fb90bd-ac2d-4cc1-a348-4b00d215e9dJ/berl-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z SEP’s Lawrence Porter discusses socialism, Detroit bankruptcy on public radio program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/port-m13.html On Michigan Radio’s popular “Stateside” program, Porter spoke about the activity of the SEP in the Detroit area and the growing interest in socialism throughout the country. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e376a3e8-5782-4458-a270-07fec1989e8L/port-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Drone warfare in <em>Good Kill</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/good-m13.html New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol has taken on the subject of drone warfare in <em>Good Kill</em>, featuring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, Zoë Kravitz and January Jones. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89744a93-2ba2-4c8b-8472-45451401e4cI/good-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Enthusiastic response in Sri Lanka to online May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/sril-m12.html Workers and students explain why they participated in the ICFI’s international May Day event. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41c1fbed-4efb-4d9b-9a30-e18e628e0e7A/sril-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Seymour Hersh exposes official lies about Bin Laden killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/binl-m12.html An article by the Pulitzer Prize winner, published Sunday in the London Review of Books, exposes the entire official narrative of the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden as a concoction of lies. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a16c065-ff4e-45d7-bec4-46649906157M/binl-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z The Baltimore upheaval: On race and class in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/pers-m12.html The relentless fixation on race is aimed at preventing any serious examination of the deep class divisions in American society, which are at the root of police violence. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3032a8f8-4d10-4db0-aa1b-095bb1afcfbM/pers-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Detroit begins new round of water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/detr-m12.html Residents, many of them elderly and disabled or living with children, are scrambling to raise money by any means to avoid having their water shut off. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39b4233e-4439-4c59-9d77-e8ae2183855F/detr-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Ex-CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling sentenced to three years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/ster-m12.html Sterling allegedly provided details of covert operations conducted by the CIA against Iran to journalist James Risen. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f81a924-44b2-4db2-b9ef-abb5d4a974dI/ster-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Ex-Guantanamo child detainee Omar Khadr released on bail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/omar-m12.html The Conservatives have gone to extraordinary lengths to prolong Khadr’s ordeal since he was repatriated, fighting to ensure he remains behind bars. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53cde094-c85a-4861-9490-903e87a6b63K/omar-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Greece pledges to repay IMF loans early in EU talks on bailout deals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/syri-m12.html The Syriza-led government is prostrating itself before the European Union, working to tighten austerity and repaying its loans early to cut a deal with the EU at the workers’ expense. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b15e9ba-ac5b-4309-9312-0de20bd6a98F/syri-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Fire erupts at nuclear power plant outside of New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/inpt-m12.html The third major fire in eight years broke out at the nuclear facility, spilling thousands of gallons of oil into the Hudson River. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e356ba19-260c-44ca-8ea3-9749cd468b1F/inpt-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Massachusetts governor deepens austerity drive with early retirement legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/mass-m12.html Social service agencies could lose as much as half of their staff under an early retirement measure enacted by the Republican governor with the backing of the Democrats. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dabf8f69-4a97-4b68-a77d-86e38906e5bI/mass-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Siemens announces massive job cuts worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/siem-m12.html The new job cuts were agreed upon between the trade union, works council and management. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37a3b170-370a-4bed-a2c1-6921e1383dcM/siem-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Germany: Auschwitz survivors testify against former SS officer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/ausc-m12.html The prosecution of former SS officer Oskar Gröning has highlighted his role in crimes against humanity. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/336d3430-b9fb-45bd-9939-db669b5e1abF/ausc-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Spain lines up behind US-led destabilization campaign against Venezuela http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/vene-m12.html The Declaration of Panama, signed by former Spanish prime ministers González and Aznar, echoes the line emanating from Washington. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01ad5558-8297-4149-b5b1-3575a5b6591I/vene-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Twenty two killed during Albanian terror group border post attack in Macedonia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/mace-m12.html The weekend attack is a sign of the simmering ethnic tensions fueled by the country’s economic and social crisis. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfd5bb23-6305-45d4-a653-ad9f9fcd148D/mace-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Australian government shifts tactics in pursuit of budget austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/budg-m12.html The Liberal government is standing the concept of “fairness” on its head to try to push through greater social inequality in its second budget, to be delivered today. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c640f146-ed27-4722-ab99-3ddb81aae3cJ/budg-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z New Zealand: State-owned mining company announces job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/mine-m12.html The opposition Labour Party and the trade union bureaucracy are helping impose 151 job cuts at Solid Energy’s Stockton Mine. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d73bc3e7-61c5-41c3-ba69-4f9c317036fE/mine-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/wkrs-m12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13630731-3df4-45ee-b641-0cf1a5b14a4K/wkrs-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z European powers seek to bomb Libya to stop migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/liby-m11.html EU military intervention would be aimed at stopping refugees now seeking transport across the Mediterranean from even setting foot on board a ship—by destroying the ships. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f93beed7-2697-44aa-9bab-dfff3787895L/liby-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z The death of British Labourism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/pers-m11.html Workers have deserted the Labour Party because they view it as a Conservative Party Mark Two, with almost one-third of the electorate seeing no point in voting at all. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/240f253b-d2cb-4c30-afa7-bace69da5a0C/pers-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Yemen rebels announce support for Saudi cease-fire plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/yeme-m11.html The Houthi rebels announced on Sunday that they would cooperate with a five day cease-fire even as the US backed, Saudi-led coalition continued to carry out air strikes. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3729c0e-17da-4887-b3fe-f0d7d185244O/yeme-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Illinois Supreme Court strikes down state pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/illi-m11.html Despite the ruling, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel remain committed to slashing public employee pensions. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f01a8f2f-88ac-4c5e-829e-9309d9be78aB/illi-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Los Angeles police shoot unarmed homeless man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/lapd-m11.html The LAPD is suppressing a video of the May 6 shooting of 29-year-old Brendon Glenn. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d07b0b0-ef5a-4c5f-89bd-0c8ddd70023C/lapd-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z HIV epidemic in rural Indiana exposes social crisis in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/hivi-m11.html Driving the outbreak are high levels of poverty and unemployment, conditions found in small towns throughout the United States. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f70a52ef-59f8-47b2-bc72-ea2b523f199F/hivi-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Historians condemn Japan’s whitewashing of war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/japa-m11.html Nearly 200 historians published a statement last Tuesday calling on Tokyo to cease distorting the history of comfort women. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d36e2ca1-889f-4361-ac63-8ab334e11fbE/japa-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z SEP in Germany participates in panel discussion on train drivers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/gdls-m11.html Ulrich Rippert, national secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, participated in a panel discussion with a leader of the GDL union on the issues facing train drivers. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f1fdeae-5bbb-4ba4-a11d-55727bd323fN/gdls-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Italy: Expo 2015, May Day reveal deep class antagonisms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/ital-m11.html The opening of Expo 2015 occurs on the backdrop of worsening social conditions and demonstrations led by the pseudo-left. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5ac6206-e054-4470-bf87-33ca00fe67cL/ital-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Venezuelan economy continues to deteriorate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/vene-m11.html Conditions for the working class are more grim by the day, as the government of Nicolás Maduro prepares for crackdowns. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3504225b-4f71-4dab-9edb-87e0ddf5b38N/vene-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Australian “Rental Affordability” report highlights housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/hous-m11.html An overheated housing bubble, growing unemployment and low wages are having a devastating social impact. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90d427e6-9b9c-4b06-98d9-36f0d7f54afJ/hous-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z The crisis of capitalism and the reemergence of class struggle in the United States http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/mdjk-m11.html This speech was delivered by Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US), as the concluding remarks to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/e0kXQAJ6sLY";>Link to audio</a> Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d34c6540-513c-4d64-92b7-578aa8d3f4eD/mdjk-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z The Westerbork transit camp and the destruction of Dutch Jewry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/west-m11.html May 10, 2015 marked the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. Over the next five years, tens of thousands of Jews were deported from the Westerbork transit camp to Auschwitz and other camps. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef5d1d19-3b9a-4db7-8ea0-92744664bf9G/west-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 11-17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/twih-m11.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdd63140-7a71-4bfa-8ea5-fc5ac6384faD/twih-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z US begins training new “rebel” army for operations in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/syri-m09.html In preparation for expanded interventions in Syria and elsewhere, the US Defense Department will train some 15,000 militants at camps in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43948a11-4a57-4566-adbd-6db05b19285O/syri-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Seventy years since the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/pers-m09.html The boycott of the May 9 celebrations in Moscow by the US and Germany is bound up with their alliance with fascistic forces and their virulently anti-Russian foreign policy. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a0f9fb1-5676-4877-974b-383f5900389H/pers-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z General election produces political earthquake in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/brit-m09.html The general election has claimed the scalps of three party leaders. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6687e7b5-ff0b-47c1-907a-2fdf418f72fO/brit-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Video: “It’s about the defense of the right to strike” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/loki-m09.html Several hundred striking train drivers and conductors demonstrated in front of the main train station in Berlin on Wednesday. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00aef4c7-c009-4f1d-8ded-6050d60135bE/loki-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Detroit to resume water shutoffs this month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/detr-m09.html Some 25,000 households are scheduled to receive shutoff notices beginning May 11. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0cd013c-6674-4d8d-8c81-e619754e94dM/detr-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z April employment report masks extent of US jobs crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/econ-m09.html The jobs added in the US last month were overwhelmingly in sectors dominated by part-time, low-wage work. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6837481-20e0-4ab4-a960-a2de0978823A/econ-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z PEN Gala pays homage to Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/pen-m09.html The well-heeled Manhattan crowd gave a standing ovation to two <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> editors, while heavily armed police officers kept watch outside. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33c5132a-7e35-4123-800b-7fd6e66584fP/pen-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Police, far right linked to attack on kosher grocery during Charlie Hebdo shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/herm-m09.html Local newspapers in northern France are reporting that a gun dealer with ties to right-wing and paramilitary groups supplied the weapons for the January attacks in Paris. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/389d18a5-e747-443e-acdd-5e5ffab93efC/herm-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Syriza government endorses “war on terror” to divert opposition to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/gree-m09.html Fearing mass opposition to its unpopular austerity measures, Greece’s Syriza-led government is endorsing imperialist wars to divert rising social tensions. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad1d770e-8785-43ba-800e-7d7cdfb8560L/gree-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z German court rejects claims of Kunduz victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/kund-m09.html The higher regional court in Cologne has rejected the compensation claims of two survivors of the notorious 2009 massacre perpetrated by the German armed forces. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d18a252-fdde-4552-9c8b-6e771fb4e9cN/kund-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Polish presidential election expresses growing hostility towards Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/pola-m09.html The campaign has been characterised by agitation against Russia and the promotion of a military build-up. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/731eea04-e6a0-47a6-800a-f7882df13feL/pola-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Unifor bows to latest GM Canada layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/gmjo-m09.html Seeking to extort further massive concessions, GM has said it will determine the fate of its Oshawa plants only after the 2016 contract negotiations. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9197490-f845-4d9b-ace7-701759ee274P/gmjo-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Evicted Colombo shanty dwellers face desperate situation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/evic-m09.html Some of those forced out are living in wooden huts without water or sanitation. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/148ac4f7-7667-48a7-b3d8-4e5c0ee809dE/evic-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z New Australian police “terror” raids used to ramp up crisis atmosphere http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/terr-m09.html Prime Minister Abbott again seized on yesterday’s police raids to foment fears of terrorist “plots.” Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f02062a0-a2f7-49da-bff1-4132adec7f6F/terr-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z The tragedy of Mediterranean migrants and the crimes of imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/mdjh-m09.html This speech was delivered by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/78TyHVHxohw";>Link to audio</a> Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40f5d2d8-0e1f-453f-9a04-3adceea73bcG/mdjh-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z War in the Middle East, imperialism and the lessons of the Egyptian Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/mdjs-m09.html This speech was delivered by Johannes Stern, leading member of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally. <br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/L9FziMxa3f8";>Link to audio</a> Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8185a0f4-bf83-413c-a1c7-e943805e222O/mdjs-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Workers, students and youth in Australia discuss May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/mdin-m09.html May Day rally participants voice their concerns about the rise of militarism and the necessity to unite the international working class against imperialist war. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/211c6a6e-6860-47b5-ba2c-cd557af3162B/mdin-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z VE Day in Germany: War commemoration and war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/veda-m09.html Previous commemorations of the end of the Second World War were dedicated to shared reflection on the past, now they revolve around current conflicts and future wars. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6152da8-918a-4165-9734-fb4e6e11d7fC/veda-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/labo-m09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/399b29aa-e592-4080-88e4-32d98840fd9H/labo-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Bond market sell-off signals mounting financial crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/bond-m08.html In the last two weeks an estimated $2 trillion has been wiped off share and bond markets. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/045279f6-a707-4548-9f23-51b16961204G/bond-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Kerry in Riyadh: A meeting of war criminals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/pers-m08.html The visit by Kerry underscored Washington’s reliance on the most tyrannical and blood-soaked regimes to pursue its predatory interests in the region. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7be7f827-e63b-4e9a-b8b2-051c39e1157L/pers-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z General election produces political earthquake in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/elec-m08.html The general election has claimed the scalp of three party leaders. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bf67147-8554-4dfb-a970-1d77ad87f09D/elec-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z US Court of Appeals finds NSA phone data collection is illegal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/nsa-m08.html Avoiding the vast constitutional issues at stake, the court essentially called on Congress to provide a more robust pseudo-legal basis for unlimited warrantless spying. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed5990ef-36d3-4c1f-8397-321799b4992I/nsa-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z NSA conducts real-time analysis of spoken communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/nsac-m08.html The US National Security Agency has been automatically transcribing, analyzing, and tagging vocal electronic communications for almost a decade. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8729aa75-eed6-4349-b33c-70f5092815aH/nsac-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Canada’s parliament adopts bill to greatly expand intelligence agencies’ powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/cana-m08.html The Conservative government’s Bill C-51, in the name of combating terrorism, overturns core democratic rights and legal principles. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce616633-962f-4379-bce7-e46a20596ebM/cana-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Obama administration moves to bolster police in Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/balt-m08.html In a visit to the city where Freddie Gray was killed, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch praised the Baltimore cops as the “hardest working police officers in America.” Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af8c2404-7cd3-412a-b479-5a49154a0a4C/balt-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Skelos latest veteran New York State politician indicted for corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/skel-m08.html Republican Senate majority leader Dean Skelos is just one of an endless series of politicians from both big business parties who have been charged with criminal activity. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c14636a5-f25b-4c48-93fa-4cff5279332L/skel-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Netanyahu forms far-right coalition government in Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/isra-m08.html Netanyahu’s maneuvers leaves him in charge of a fractious cabinet and subject to blackmailing by his partners in pursuit of their own interests. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/297c181f-1c61-478d-a42b-a11d6ebc6f5L/isra-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ strike: “This is about our basic right to strike” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/germ-m08.html Freight train employees across Germany have been on strike since Monday afternoon, with passenger services joining on Tuesday. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd33672e-d607-49dc-a0fe-03a1c3a4697F/germ-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Irish bus workers strike for 48 hours http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/driv-m08.html The continued undermining of the pay and conditions of bus workers would not have been possible without the collaboration of the trade unions. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1d2e683-7837-4662-91c2-cb3ece53a7bI/driv-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Italian parliament adopts new election law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/ital-m08.html The reforms will provide the government with more room to act independently of the will of the electorate. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeb3297a-18c2-45db-a8f9-7b197eaaa0bE/ital-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z China’s Xi meets head of Taiwan’s Kuomintang http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/taiw-m08.html Xi Jinping and Eric Chu met to discuss collaboration as Taiwan seeks to join international trade agreements and China’s AIIB. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5b3a9cf-4375-4889-92e8-19a2931bf61K/taiw-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Australian Greens execute abrupt leadership change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/gree-m08.html Di Natale, the new leader, announced his readiness to negotiate with Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the budget and other measures. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28f44b78-fb14-4d30-8bcf-823f7389f9cI/gree-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z The US “pivot to Asia” and the drive to war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/mdtp-m08.html This speech was delivered by Tom Peters, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party group in New Zealand, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally. <br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/zpSDqZfYxqU">Link to audio</a> Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e31df37-91a0-4433-9ab5-757b9b304bbO/mdtp-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z The fight for the political independence of the working class in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/mdtp-m08-1.html This speech was delivered by James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/sEZdHEOH8AQ">Link to audio</a> Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76ee09f9-ac14-4906-9118-0da49a7ff24I/mdtp-m08-1.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z The cost of military domination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/mili-m08.html The US federal government’s expenditures on roads, bridges, and education research is a mere fraction of what it spends maintaining the world’s deadliest military. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aebd2b1e-48e7-4aa8-a544-b4e65228aefP/mili-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/labo-m08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/723afb1d-0854-404d-bbcd-77b585d6ae4G/labo-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Art Gallery of Ontario: Graffiti, fame and the art market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/basq-m08.html Rapacious art speculators in the 1980s took a particular interest in Basquiat, who was well suited and, sadly, willing to play the part of the latest darling of the art world elite. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7549dcb8-9960-4c39-9945-321bb8a61a1J/basq-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z French National Assembly passes draconian electronic surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/rens-m07.html The law retroactively sanctions the mass spying already carried out by the intelligence services and formally sets up the surveillance infrastructure of a police state in France. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a83c161-8fea-4b8c-910d-8cda0a80f2dK/rens-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Britain’s general election: The need for a socialist alternative http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/pers-m07.html The Socialist Equality Party and its candidates, Katie Rhodes in Glasgow Central and David O’Sullivan in Holborn &amp; St. Pancras, offer the only genuine alternative for workers and young people. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4732684-b84d-41b5-b315-2719f23bb5bA/pers-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Record number of internally displaced people globally in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/disp-m07.html A record 38 million people were displaced within the borders of their own country by ongoing conflicts through the end of 2014. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b70ef357-af8b-49b0-9ed6-a751e6065e6D/disp-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z FBI spy planes used in police-military operation against Baltimore protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/balt-m07.html At least two surveillance aircraft equipped with high-tech infrared sensors patrolled above the mass protests in Baltimore last month. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a2c0639-17e3-4109-b505-6cc0f4b1402G/balt-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Three more Republican candidates join US presidential race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/repu-m07.html None of the three, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina or Mike Huckabee, is likely to win the nomination, but their candidacy pushes the electoral process even further to the right. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf4932e1-5bd3-4720-9eb2-85e77cdd519G/repu-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Chicago mayor demands wage, benefit cuts from teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/chic-m07.html Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using a largely manufactured budget crisis to demand a seven percent pay cut, higher health care payments and pension reductions from Chicago teachers. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bc27591-16bf-4d43-b39c-c54325fe675A/chic-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Alberta: NDP election sweep ends 44 years of Tory rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/cana-m07.html Within hours of the NDP sweeping the polls, Premier-elect Rachel Notley was pledging to work with Prime Minister Harper and offering obsequious reassurances to big business. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02aa0d1a-4052-4900-b4a9-3859d866468I/cana-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Kerry visits Colombo to deepen US ties with Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/slus-m07.html The US secretary of state’s trip was aimed at placing Sri Lanka firmly in line with the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia against China. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35bae8e7-9c4c-4d7c-8e14-b35838c3dffB/slus-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Leading Australian journalist advocates confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/hart-m07.html Beijing’s attempts to match US militarism are being seized upon to demand even greater aggression. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1394870e-4632-437a-b6b5-aabd28e8c96L/hart-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The British election as seen from Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/brit-m07.html The European media regard the British general election as a source of economic instability and a step towards the fracturing of the European Union into its national components. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90f3d707-6735-4848-8dbd-ba6a340bf68K/brit-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The rotten record of the UK Green Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/gree-m07.html Green Party of England and Wales leader Natalie Bennett insists she is not responsible for what the Greens do internationally. What about in Britain? Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/955131dd-b979-4985-a921-46b44863b5cO/gree-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The UK general election and the growth of class antagonisms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/mdcm-m07.html This speech was delivered by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="https://youtu.be/FylHvGXC5eo";>Link to audio</a> Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/314ae979-9f2c-4aa4-8192-7e0cbda7ba0A/mdcm-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The crisis in Latin America and the fight for revolutionary leadership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/mdbv-m07.html This speech was delivered by Bill Van Auken, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (US), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/NhPk8CAX7F4 ";>Link to audio</a> Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8f5dee0-8eab-4d09-96d5-fba2fe919a2D/mdbv-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Russell Brand performs volte face and urges Labour vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/bran-m07.html Brand won popular support for standing out against the very claims he is now making. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa7864d7-cba7-4665-ae3a-8243a5311beP/bran-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Statues of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning unveiled in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/davi-m07.html “Art is called upon to make a choice, to show a new direction,” explains Italian artist Davide Dormino. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed06612f-d4b7-481b-ade3-bbec9650cc3C/davi-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The political issues in the German train drivers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/trai-j07.html The strike by train drivers is doomed to failure if it remains under the control of the GDL union and is subordinated to the nationalist and pro-capitalist perspective. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ae726b4-c413-4c3d-abd4-038618c3347O/trai-j07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Public Meetings: The way forward after Britain’s general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/publ-m07.html The Socialist Equality Party is holding public meetings in London and Glasgow following Thursday’s general election to discuss the way forward for workers and young people. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43f36b6b-1b1a-47d0-a484-f04b3bf69e8C/publ-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Massive payout for US hedge fund chiefs in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/pers-m06.html On average, the 25 top-earning hedge fund managers last year took home $400 million, or more than 10,000 times the median household income in the United States. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b04401fe-ebb1-4977-aa08-a8f1e4738ccK/pers-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z US-Jordan war games prepare wider Mideast conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/mide-m06.html Ten thousand troops are participating in the US-led “Eager Lion” war games in Jordan, in preparation for stepped up intervention in Syria, Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34c414b0-0379-4515-ae4f-376026864cdA/mide-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z NATO begins largest anti-submarine exercises ever in the North Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/nato-m06.html In a provocation aimed at Russia, the annual NATO naval exercises include forces from non-member state Sweden for the first time. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0ec09fd-b33e-4df2-b850-c13ea5df3c1A/nato-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Kerry visits Somalia as US prepares expanded intervention in East Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/soma-m06.html Though subject to decades of bombing, subversion, and special forces raids by US imperialism, Somalia had never before received a visit from America’s top diplomat. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97a2eb3d-db5d-413f-9a20-eaf23121d9fL/soma-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Harper visits Iraq to laud Canada’s role in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/harp-m06.html Harper used the trip to promote Canada’s expanding role in the war and his government’s push to increase the powers of the national-security apparatus at home. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45fa4d1a-3cfb-4519-9e15-643548a0b9fA/harp-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Fiat-Chrysler worker crushed to death at Detroit assembly plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/auto-m06.html Donald Megge, a 53-year-old skilled trades worker, died while repairing machinery at the Jefferson North plant’s wastewater treatment facility. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d90d338b-ed39-4d3f-a2aa-4b7757060e4G/auto-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z York, Pennsylvania: Social service and education cuts hit workers and students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/york-m06.html Millions of dollars in state funding cuts to York schools have translated to over $1,000 lost per student, resulting in teacher layoffs and cuts to classes and programs. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5ef97aa-54cc-42c0-a592-4ef503bdcc0D/york-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z French soldiers sexually abused children in Central African Republic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/abus-m06.html Young boys have accused French soldiers of sexually assaulting them in exchange for food or money—both before and during the UN-led mission in the impoverished country. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31f3ad61-dd68-4b24-bd0f-e48c006740bP/abus-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Green Party calls for modernisation of British armed forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/ukgr-m06.html Green Party defence spokeswoman Rebecca Johnson recently complained that the British army was no longer equipped to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d31a9f10-24b6-484a-a9e7-e535511ede3B/ukgr-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Thailand’s draft constitution enshrines dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/thai-m06.html The junta’s constitution would ensure that the military and the courts maintain control of the country. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d23c31eb-057e-4c9b-ba8f-ff15e8b78a4P/thai-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Australian central bank cuts interest rate to record low http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/aust-m06.html The Reserve Bank of Australia has been caught in the financial vortex created by global interest rate cuts and a developing currency war. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23d4a4aa-8c44-4a46-9085-2106d7bc5d8E/aust-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z The European Union and the return of European militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/mdps-m06.html This speech was delivered by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/IfQA0zWihoY">Link to audio</a> Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5835fc7e-f2ff-48ec-a1fd-99762eba4d0D/mdps-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z The fight against militarism, war and the falsification of history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/mdur-m06.html This speech was delivered by Uli Rippert, national secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/Qmf2OwoZ1t4";>Link to audio</a> Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3b093a0-5600-443c-b705-6151bb7d763C/mdur-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Workers in Britain speak on May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/ukmd-m06.html There was an enthusiastic response by workers and young people who took part in the International May Day Online Rally in the UK. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0165ba94-ea27-4603-b711-25138dfa4c4B/ukmd-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z The “Fight of the Century”: An orgy of wealth and profit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/figh-m06.html The boxing and entertainment industries generated over a billion dollars in profit out of the spectacle of two men punching at each other for thirty-six minutes. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39548e17-0dc6-4cab-895a-356fc5fb5e4G/figh-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Further on political censorship at the University of Sydney http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/usyd-m06.html Socialist Equality Party national secretary James Cogan has written a second open letter to the University of Sydney Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence regarding the university’s ban on the SEP holding a public anti-war meeting. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8530d1e4-ec1b-484b-841c-b8f16ca3f75C/usyd-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z London’s housing crisis demands a socialist solution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/hous-m06.html Official figures reveal that in the last three years alone more than 50,000 families have been forced to leave London due to welfare cuts and soaring rents. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5c91616-684a-405c-a35a-7f60ab4c9edO/hous-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Co-director Wim Wenders’ <em>The Salt of the Earth</em>: The photographs of Sebastião Salgado http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/thes-m06.html Salgado is perhaps best known for his photos of people in impoverished regions and his pictures taken amid various social disasters, especially in Ethiopia and Rwanda. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdeed28a-b45f-4606-98e6-a7e52ad4e21H/thes-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z The 2015 May Day Online Rally and the fight against imperialist war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/pers-m05.html The rally provided a comprehensive analysis of the causes of war and outlined a political program for a renewed anti-imperialist and socialist movement of the international working class. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39c44e63-ed7d-44c1-8603-8142f1287efF/pers-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z US-backed Saudi forces dropped cluster bombs on Yemeni villages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/yeme-m05.html The use of the illegal weapons was corroborated by video footage, photographs, and satellite imagery analyzed by Human Rights Watch. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb7eef19-616a-4b1a-8290-8cbac662d9fD/yeme-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Police attack demonstration against police violence in Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/isra-m05.html Sunday’s protest was sparked by video footage of police officers beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier without provocation. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de26918c-2418-4304-a38e-2d62deefee3I/isra-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Police quickly suppress spontaneous protests after arrest in Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/balt-m05.html The crackdown on city residents demonstrates the reality behind all the talk of reforming the police department after the indictment of six cops for the murder of Freddie Gray. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbd3d8cf-a2f8-4d1c-b4b8-5075ab7e969N/balt-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Two gunmen killed outside anti-Islam provocation in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/texa-m05.html The violence outside the Mohammad cartoon contest had been sought and was welcomed by its organizers. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f770fa3-0ec7-40d6-8823-d1c40fd5c14J/texa-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Re-sentencing leaves Atlanta educators still facing years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/teac-m05.html From the beginning, the Atlanta case has been a political vendetta aimed at further discrediting public school teachers and accelerating the process of privatizing public education. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b0de255-8571-4d3e-9373-236dfab9d4eC/teac-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z BP and Steelworkers union reach sellout deal to end three-month Indiana refinery strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/oil-m05.html Even as it rewards its executives and shareholders, BP has repeatedly claimed that it must cut costs and impose harsh working conditions to remain competitive. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d4838e2-ac32-4d18-91c2-4ef44d83b8bK/oil-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Wayne County, Michigan “Recovery Plan” guts public worker pensions, health benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/wayn-m05.html Executive Warren Evans says the “strong medicine” in his financial plan is the only way to avoid emergency management in the county that includes Detroit. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef894fc2-5384-4387-8db8-6caa8a1616eE/wayn-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z German foreign intelligence service aided NSA spying in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/bnds-m05.html The BND has been spying on leading European politicians and companies on behalf of the NSA for decades. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e4aafc9-57f9-44d1-93d0-dfc0574c1abE/bnds-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Spain: Rebound in employment based on wage cuts and increased job insecurity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/spai-m05.html More than 3.5 million jobs had been eliminated in Spain between 2008 and 2013. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/092b6c1a-8602-4d73-8248-c27f5bb6e8bE/spai-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Two years since the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/bang-m05.html The brutal exploitation of Bangladeshi workers continues as profit-hungry global retailers demand lower-cost goods. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb1c2e65-82f0-4d8b-8f09-e7ac1e421e1F/bang-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Australian Federal Police defend decision to expose “Bali 9” to Indonesian death penalty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/exec-m05.html The police commissioners refused to apologise for the decisions that led to last week’s executions and declared that they would do the same again. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/853613e2-1c6e-4c93-9cbc-c8ac1c65bf0P/exec-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z The world capitalist crisis and the drive to world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/mdnb-m05.html This speech was delivered by Nick Beams, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/akONpOo18MA">Link to audio</a> Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18b9aae9-5f3a-4ca4-b8ed-7127774b8b1I/mdnb-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z South Asia, the US “pivot” and the perspective of permanent revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/mdwd-m05.html This speech was delivered by Wije Dias, the general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/RfxIzcVKbyE";>Link to audio</a> Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb7ac782-4c93-4ff3-8428-78b04629e1aH/mdwd-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z German participants respond to International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/germ-m05.html There was an enthusiastic response by workers and young people who took part in the International May Day Online Rally in Germany. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e01061b5-2f15-4e95-9216-256e648523aH/germ-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z University of Sydney meeting discusses attacks on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/meet-m05.html While the meeting expressed growing opposition to attacks on democratic rights at the university, it also underscored political issues that need to be tackled by those seeking to oppose the crackdown on civil liberties. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/925d0a8f-10b3-47f4-ba04-6e2f6738541N/meet-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/wkrs-m05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e7d5d3a-1142-4670-8150-2b6487dca87F/wkrs-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z US warplanes kill dozens of civilians in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/syri-m04.html The latest atrocity reportedly took place in the Arab village of Bir Mahali in Aleppo province. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeb0e2b5-d528-4700-8bd5-be035a32a8eF/syri-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Socialism and the struggle against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/pers-m04.html This perspective is the text of the speech delivered by David North, chairman of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> International Editorial Board, to open the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y-H6dj1iik";>Link to audio</a> Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50a68fb3-0b40-4174-91ae-9c16aba95d8E/pers-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Baltimore rally against police brutality encourages illusions in Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/balt-m04.html The response to the eruption of anger over the police murder of Freddie Gray has combined repression with the cultivation of a new layer of careerists steeped in identity politics. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af1cf523-5666-46d1-a2d5-57da3a49c9cM/balt-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Baltimore workers and youth speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/bint-m04.html Residents spoke about what it is like living in Baltimore, describing a situation of everyday police violence and economic desperation. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/583d1bb1-9795-4bc8-8744-f83c9c1695bK/bint-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z German press demands more effective tanks for war against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/germ-m04.html A commentary in one of the major German newspapers is calling for German tanks to be equipped with depleted uranium ammunition to destroy Russian tanks. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1432de2-b837-409e-8398-bec705dfb09E/germ-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z France to spend billions on military rearmament program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/fran-m04.html France plans to boost defense spending amid spreading wars and rising geopolitical tension between major powers in Europe and internationally. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5828084a-5e26-4c29-a57e-ff4e3380ef5J/fran-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Muslim girl expelled from French high school for wearing long skirt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/skir-m04.html The expulsion of a high school girl points to the reactionary, Islamophobic atmosphere encouraged by the entire French political establishment. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/436b28b5-1e99-460e-89af-74192dc58bcJ/skir-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Murdoch’s Scottish Sun backs the Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/scot-m04.html Whatever other motivations are involved, Murdoch’s endorsement of the SNP punctures the carefully constructed myth that the SNP is an anti-austerity party. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c41d5b9f-8ce3-40a3-9ac6-edd1e2184a5C/scot-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z US sends hundreds of troops to quake-stricken Nepal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/nepa-m04.html The US is exploiting the tragedy in Nepal to strengthen its influence in the strategically located country adjacent to China. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93489761-0045-4c0d-9080-023d7a8a8f8G/nepa-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z US federal court rules against White House immigrant detention policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/immi-m04.html District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the administration’s detention policy violates a 1997 settlement of a federal court case. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b7b1f8a-c53a-41b1-9fbf-4b910671a0eD/immi-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Los Angeles teachers face political fight to defend public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/utla-m04.html The agreement signed by the LA teachers' union will escalate the assault on teachers and public education, while rewarding the union apparatus for backing school “reform.” Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e66ff06-d3b1-4816-ba29-d829990eae2F/utla-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z York, Pennsylvania: Mass unemployment and temporary jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/york-m04.html Like many cities its size in the US state of Pennsylvania, York is mired in unemployment, low-paying jobs and poverty. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73c3c2dd-50ec-4bb2-9ad0-9da5abd2c75B/york-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Finance houses warn of loss of Australia’s AAA credit rating http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/econ-m04.html The financial elite is sending a message that the government must impose harsher austerity measures on the working class. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb85b8d8-0dcc-466a-8483-7617773663cM/econ-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z International Online May Day Rally draws worldwide audience http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/mayd-m04.html Workers and young people on six continents heard speakers from the International Committee of the Fourth International outline a socialist program in opposition to imperialist war. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5b93a11-a435-4712-aee6-eacf69c6d95P/mayd-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Glasgow Care Crisis hustings: Pseudo-left make overtures to the Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/hust-m04.html The exclusion of the SEP from the hustings was meant to exclude criticism of the trade union bureaucracy, which is responsible for selling out one dispute after another. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e369d52e-7621-48a9-9fcc-cb0daff70f1G/hust-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 4-10 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/twih-m04.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49bf1b14-09a9-4e14-b409-46d2ecdf75aG/twih-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z A review of <em>This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate</em>, by Naomi Klein http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/klei-m04.html Klein calls for a coalition of various organizations to pressure national governments to implement protectionist policies and environmental and social reforms. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1073752-335b-4e0d-b53d-8a4e6f74211K/klei-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Fracking linked to earthquakes and increased levels of radon in homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/frac-m04.html Despite industry denials, the process known as fracking, used to extract oil and natural gas, is responsible for serious health and environmental problems. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0aa39e2-68e0-4160-a6c4-3ef84899cc0M/frac-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Violent arrests of protesters follow charges against Baltimore cops in murder of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/gray-m02.html The prosecutor’s action was a highly political decision, made in close consultation with the Obama administration, as protests in the city expanded and a wave of solidarity demonstrations spread across the country. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3ee879f-3174-4237-a4b4-1b07719604dP/gray-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Parasitism, plutocracy and economic depression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/pers-m02.html The ongoing global economic slump is inseparable from the parasitic activities of the financial oligarchy, aided and abetted by the state. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57433f95-7dd4-4e85-b651-2cea88a399bL/pers-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z US sends warships to Strait of Hormuz, claiming Iran threat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/usna-m02.html The US Central Command justified sending naval forces to patrol the strategic waterway as a response to Iran’s seizure of a cargo ship earlier this week. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1abc1e3f-2393-4a06-95b6-7b2488eded5D/usna-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z The role of the Maryland’s “Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/leob-m02.html Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has sought to divert popular anger over the police killing of Freddie Gray by claiming that the investigation of Gray’s death is hampered by a controversial law known as the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR). Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fc050a4-4640-4636-b069-0202c08ca67E/leob-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Sentencing phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial underway http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/bost-m02.html None of the most essential questions, relating to the unexplained connections between the federal government and the Tsarnaev family, have been raised thus far in the proceedings, which began on April 21. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039acff4-dd91-4f20-b375-cac3bd58e5dG/bost-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks and 143 other writers protest free speech award for Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/hebd-m02.html The protesting PEN members have thrown a monkey wrench into the works of a right-wing political operation, provoking screams of outrage from ex-left and ex-liberal circles. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2c83c8f-4cc7-4323-9152-9ef4937fb07N/hebd-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Anger mounts among Greek retirees as Syriza threatens to withhold pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/gree-m02.html The Syriza government delayed pension payments while continuing to repay the banks. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9775f0fc-ebee-437a-a177-8024f6c3db2D/gree-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z US “Grand Strategy” for war against China laid out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/chin-m02.html The report’s theme is that there is no prospect for peaceful coexistence or mutual understanding between the US and China. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc5a3456-6236-47cb-b93f-207c7c94b1eG/chin-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z European Union steps up repressive measures against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/refu-m02.html The EU’s militarized anti-refugee measures do not stop at the Libyan coast, but are being extended to Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Mali and Niger. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2aedfc1a-7e47-4190-9e46-28edd056d31G/refu-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Russia, China announce joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/medi-m02.html Live-fire exercises planned by Moscow and Beijing off the coast of Europe testify to escalating tensions between the major powers. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d864eda-52cd-46bb-8a96-c0f85dd7965G/medi-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Canada hikes military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/incr-m02.html Canada is deeply implicated in all three of Washington’s major military-strategic offensives since 2001. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c5f014e-cb86-4d08-a59a-19bade9b475P/incr-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Strike of California nurses ends http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/cali-m02.html After a tentative agreement, 6,500 nurses in eight California hospitals returned to work. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/042f1ddd-3910-46d0-b7e6-c929a8908bdF/cali-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Michigan governor releases plan for assault on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/detr-m02.html The governor’s plan to reorganize Detroit Public Schools is the most ambitious structural overhaul of public education since the all-charter school district was established in New Orleans. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4710c39c-30e4-4b8d-a552-424bcd8f00aN/detr-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Youth and workers in Australia denounce war and join international May Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/maya-m02.html University students and workers in Sydney and Melbourne explain why they will be participating in the Online May Day Rally. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a3ebb09-e607-4386-96ad-664d63581a3A/maya-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Workers in Britain sign up for International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/ints-m02.html “It’s the only genuine celebration of international workers day anywhere in the world.” Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f399e1cc-907e-4b81-8452-9eefcf96a0fO/ints-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left to lay foundations for Syriza-type alliance at upcoming Chicago conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/chic-m02.html Socialist Alternative, the International Socialist Organization, leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union, and various Green and Democratic elected officials will gather this weekend in Chicago to discuss the possibility of a pseudo-left electoral alliance. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a7ea982-7f79-4ee2-868d-7fbda8e022eH/chic-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z New York Times lies, falsifies history to promote neo-fascist Kiev regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/time-m02.html Kramer’s article is part of a broader campaign of historical falsification, portraying the Russian Revolution and the struggle for socialism as the root causes of the catastrophes of the last century. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/096afca3-2d09-4625-8bf7-5d478ff707fL/time-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z SEP UK candidate David O’Sullivan addresses Primrose Hill hustings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/prim-m02.html O’Sullivan’s insistence that a socialist perspective was necessary to address social problems met with a warm response. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f02af3f-1c0f-491a-887f-3fa0aa2da6bN/prim-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/labo-m02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3b0e298-2601-4075-8559-0125c3334d9K/labo-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Capitalism, the working class and the fight against police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/pers-m01.html The military-police mobilization in Baltimore, Maryland has laid bare the class divide in America and the bankruptcy of the entire political system. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aee6fc74-ec4a-49b7-a23c-c02e5ac95c6P/pers-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defends mass arrests of demonstrators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/nycp-m01.html Police arrested 143 people in New York City at Wednesday’s protest against police violence. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/301a2428-9be7-4da1-96b6-76afef8c30aN/nycp-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z American Psychological Association played critical role in CIA torture program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/tort-m01.html A report by health professionals and human rights activists exposes the collusion between the APA and the Bush White House in the torture and abuse of detainees. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1441e7bb-5f55-4f7c-9923-e6ce78ebdadL/tort-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Protests continue as Baltimore police conclude investigation into death of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/balt-m01.html Details of the internal police investigation, including previously unseen video footage, are being kept from the public. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa5b58e7-ac04-4b38-aa53-3a432444422A/balt-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Victoria, Texas police kill 25-year-old father with PTSD outside his home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/note-m01.html At least 388 people have been killed by the police in the United States since the beginning of the year. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48932489-3c76-46a3-85b2-411ec969885D/note-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Military police attack Brazilian teachers, leaving over 200 injured http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/braz-m01.html Striking teachers faced continuous police attacks since setting up a tent camp outside the state legislative building in the southern city of Curitiba on Monday. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1fe8913-27c1-4ffc-a638-4b4d8e48d07B/braz-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders to seek Democratic presidential nomination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/sand-m01.html The senator from Vermont, despite his populist rhetoric, is neither a socialist nor an independent, but a liberal apologist for an increasingly right-wing Democratic Party. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e1298c1-e4b5-47ee-82f1-520f9d5e0c6B/sand-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z US appeals court grants immunity to border patrol agent who killed Mexican teenager http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/immi-m01.html The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously granted “qualified immunity” to a US border patrol agent who shot an unarmed 15-year-old boy in the face near the Mexican border. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0485f7bb-851d-4ff2-b1a0-249bd01236aH/immi-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Department of Justice sues Detroit-based Quicken Loans for mortgage fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/quic-m01.html The suit alleges that the firm, owned by billionaire Dan Gilbert, encouraged employees to underwrite loans they knew would go into default. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7b48a5b-de7b-479d-aeda-a6a2362ccf7I/quic-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Former IG Metall union leader heads Volkswagen supervisory board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/vw-m01.html As chairman of IG Metall, Berthold Huber turned the trade union into a profitable enterprise that serves major corporations as a consultant and specialist in corporate restructuring. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6658c72d-d1b6-496b-b371-e49b433dabbC/vw-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan parliament passes amendment to restrict presidential powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/sril-m01.html The constitutional amendment is designed to hoodwink workers by providing a democratic façade for repressive measures being prepared to ram through the IMF’s austerity demands. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65ad08a6-fe7a-437e-9622-7171b798dfeK/sril-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z The new global arms race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/arms-m01.html Spurred on by the global war drive of US imperialism, governments around the world are purchasing armaments and militarizing large areas of the globe at a terrifying speed. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa25f98-77c5-458d-9051-871af1bdd37P/arms-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Students and young workers in Australia register for international May Day event http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/mdin-m01.html Those planning to attend the rally spoke of their deep concern about the dangers of war as well as the necessity of a struggle by the international working class against it. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f4b16d-58dd-4f71-9dbb-f38d4bbbed1D/mdin-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z SEP campaigns in Sri Lanka, India for International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/sril-m01-2.html SEP campaigners have found considerable interest and support when talking to workers, young people and students. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a23fa818-b952-4d29-bbf1-e8fab765735M/sril-m01-2.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Mehring Books launches May Day sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/mehr-m01.html Mehring Books is launching a two-week sale in honor of May Day, the international day of working class solidarity, with almost all titles marked down between 10 and 50 percent. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f199bbd3-0225-4438-8091-2ec98f95be9H/mehr-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z The lessons of the capitulation of Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/gree-m01.html Three months after taking power, Syriza has become the key instrument for continuing the implementation of social cuts. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5be840a4-d884-4033-a319-ee7bf05ad9eI/gree-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Class issues behind Sun columnist Katie Hopkins’ attacks on migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/hopk-m01.html The Hopkins episode demonstrates that the most right-wing forces are being deliberately mobilised, to be used against the working class and the mass opposition that will develop against even deeper austerity. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18c8f6a7-aba5-46f5-9672-243248bc3c3F/hopk-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/wrks-m01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e19179b-7d9e-46ab-aa5d-218540dacf1H/wrks-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Protests grow in Baltimore in defiance of police-military siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/balt-a30.html Even as 3,000 National Guard troops and cops occupied the city, protests against police violence and poverty grew in Baltimore and around the country. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ee7f5f0-4036-4a8e-b349-203093e4a53I/balt-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z US Congress applauds Japan’s militarist prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/pers-a30.html Abe’s address to the US Congress was pitched at cementing US-Japanese military collaboration in Asia against an unstated enemy—China. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2c5d514-4e31-4bca-bf4a-601d91f4a7aG/pers-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Thousands protest police violence nationwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/demo-a30.html Demonstrations against police violence took place Wednesday in New York City, Boston, Washington, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, and other cities. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfe99a3a-35b0-4392-8f8e-6756de58881G/demo-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Hundreds protest shooting of Detroit man by federal officer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/detr-a30.html About 200 workers and young people assembled on the west side of Detroit Tuesday to protest the killing of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7c94b08-511f-4ee0-b94b-b3569d00430D/detr-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z US economy stalled in first quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/usec-a30.html Business investment collapsed in the first quarter, even as US companies sat atop a record $1.4 trillion cash hoard. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a044992-81ab-451a-bfe3-998e460a572L/usec-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears arguments on Oklahoma lethal injection protocol http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/okla-a30.html Oklahoma and other states are preparing backup methods, including firing squads and nitrogen gas, should the high court ban the use of lethal injections to execute people. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f1236f4-59dd-499f-96f6-2add5b95749E/okla-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Major shake-up in Saudi monarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/shak-a30.html King Salman removed the crown prince, his half-brother Muqrin, reportedly because he was opposed to the current Saudi-led war in Yemen. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0ed4613-fd2c-4e05-ba14-448a3008e08A/shak-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Documents confirm fascists murdered Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/lorc-a30.html Newly published police reports prepared in 1965 under Franco’s fascist regime confirm that García Lorca was executed by fascist forces in the summer of 1936. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2fa46e9-929e-4db9-b413-cdfc90c67a0E/lorc-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Syriza floats proposal for referendum to impose EU austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/gree-a30.html Syriza is trying to provide a false veneer of democratic legitimacy for EU austerity policies that have been overwhelmingly rejected by the Greek people. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a08e73e1-5f40-4416-b06c-1ae7e93eef5L/gree-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Britain’s super-rich have doubled their wealth since 2009 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/rich-a30.html Britain is more attractive to the super-rich than anywhere except America. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cc59742-b348-4489-b6a6-7ba511ed3faF/rich-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Finland’s navy drops depth charges in search for “underwater object” in Baltic Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/finl-a30.html Finland’s dropping of depth charges off of its coast comes just weeks after it signed a joint defence agreement with its Nordic neighbours directed at Russia. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/930abbd3-5c78-47a2-aacd-47f2c97f6afK/finl-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Deutsche Bank: Union trades jobs for speculation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/deut-j04.html Deutsche Bank is now concentrating on international speculation and substantially downsizing its business with smaller customers. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b1d4d6c-11df-4af5-bded-569dabd7a3bA/deut-j04.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z South Korean unions hold one-day token strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/kore-a30.html Confronted by broad working class opposition to government austerity measures, the unions are confining workers to limited protests. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca327d23-843a-4a9d-862d-3118e8b0e70M/kore-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z India: CPM General-Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s right-wing record http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/prof-a30.html The new leader of the Stalinist CPM has for years functioned as a member of the political establishment, helping stitch together and prop-up a series of rightwing governments. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c296bc9-682d-42d0-8e91-5e01ee667f0H/prof-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z German workers, students express opposition to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/mayd-a30.html Workers and students spoke about their opposition to austerity and the necessity of a struggle against war. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfa9e9ab-bad0-4f3e-b639-95664d58e35A/mayd-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Tolak perang imperialis! Ikut sertalah dalam 2015 Rapat Umum Hari Buruh Internasional Online! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/indo-a30.html May Day statement translation in Indonesian Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a929f8ba-23a5-425a-b368-5e367e8c03eA/indo-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z The political struggle against war and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/sepr-a29.html The resolution was unanimously adopted by the first national congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) held on March 27–30, 2015. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0680b542-2ccd-4361-b1ff-129a0536692I/sepr-a29.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z SEP’s David O’Sullivan addresses UK general election meeting on role of unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/unis-a30.html O’Sullivan focused his remarks on the key role the unions had played in allowing successive governments to implement austerity measures. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/424906bb-9d8e-46f0-9247-070dff34928F/unis-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Forty years since the fall of Saigon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/viet-a30.html Four decades after the Vietnamese people inflicted a historic defeat on US imperialism, the Hanoi government is aligning itself with Washington’s “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5393dd3-e412-406c-b40f-1f16bf3330aA/viet-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Thousands of national guard troops occupy Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/balt-a29.html Despite claims by the state’s national guard chief that “this is not martial law,” the city of 622,000 is under siege by heavily armed troops, military vehicles and helicopters. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/306d22e5-8c98-408e-adac-bb5caf5cdcfD/balt-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z The social eruption in Baltimore, Maryland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/pers-a29.html The eruption of mass anger in Baltimore, Maryland over the police murder of Freddie Gray, and the subsequent military-police takeover of the city have revealed the reality of social life in America. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27be95b6-61c3-4a6b-bec0-f8c444ebff5N/pers-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z US and Japan tighten military ties in stepped up war drive against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/usja-a29.html China was not directly mentioned by name following the signing of a new military agreement between the US and Japan, but there is no doubt it is the target. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c2504e6-7e0d-4386-a7c0-7e127d875d1L/usja-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z The New York Times deploys to Nepal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/nyti-a29.html From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the war for regime change in Syria and the fascist-led coup in Ukraine, the <em>New York Times</em> has served as a propaganda arm for Washington. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/366008fd-ca15-4606-ab4a-d65188b03eeB/nyti-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Anger mounts over government response to Nepal earthquake disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/nepa-a29.html Hundreds of thousands of people lack rudimentary facilities and are cramped in makeshift camps or sleeping in open spaces. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4df34a49-4c74-4e24-8a0a-4dc563f7199B/nepa-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z US-Iran tensions over seizure of cargo vessel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/iran-a29.html The incident comes against the backdrop of a redoubling of the US-backed aerial bombardment of Iranian-allied militias in Yemen. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37901aca-5214-4835-aae4-e8674f71242B/iran-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Australian government hypocrisy over Indonesia’s executions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/bali-a29.html Australia’s political establishment and media have latched onto the state killing of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to posture as opponents of the death penalty. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/798a7e22-bcd7-4cc3-bdab-e53fe6a9219H/bali-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z More details emerge over sacking of Australian journalist for challenging Anzac myth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/anza-a29.html Any criticism of the Australian ruling elite’s involvement in imperialist wars, past or present, cannot be tolerated. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca9ed1bb-3ea5-4059-b134-c08baa94cfeG/anza-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z US-Al Qaeda offensive against Syrian regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/syri-a29.html An alliance of anti-Assad rebels, led by the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, is armed with US-supplied TOW anti-tank missiles. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0059bf41-d506-477b-bd84-5731bc5f3b9D/syri-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Governing parties suffer defeat in Finnish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/finl-a29.html The aggressive US-led drive to encircle Russia in eastern Europe and the Baltic will be one of the main issues confronting the incoming administration. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fb7df75-86f6-4bea-85ae-7ab47ae5244I/finl-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on same-sex marriage cases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/gaym-a29.html Nearly fifty years after the Supreme Court ruled that the right to marriage applied to interracial couples, the Court today is split on whether to allow states to ban same-sex marriage. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/826b1e5b-f4b1-40de-89c8-a9d1136bbc4L/gaym-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Port truck drivers walk out again in southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/port-a29.html Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike Monday over wage theft and to be reclassified as employees, not “independent contractors.” Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/767fe378-91f0-4738-8d9b-68eaa794d4cP/port-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z New Florida public school superintendent to receive record salary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/palm-a29.html Palm Beach County, Florida is falling in line behind other school districts in the state by giving its new school superintendent a CEO-style compensation package. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/957f0921-0e9f-443f-82ff-7d44d224f35K/palm-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Mexico farm workers’ struggle winds down as negotiations continue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/mexi-a29.html By isolating the strike to the San Quintin region, the union leaderships have allowed the growers to take advantage of the precarious social position of the farm workers. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8768292d-0a05-47bc-91cb-6e220e25ee0H/mexi-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Worldwide support for 2015 International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/mday-a29.html Hundreds of workers and young people from more than 60 countries around the world have signed up to join the May 3 rally. Many spoke to the WSWS about why they are attending. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e65ceb2d-9ba7-4235-94b5-ecd7f771ffaK/mday-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z For freedom of speech at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/humb-a29.html Humboldt University is attempting to intimidate, suppress and criminalize criticism of the controversial political views publicly advanced by Jörg Baberowski, chair of the university’s Department of Eastern European History. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f834f977-fd05-42ca-9a80-a80e59ab9e5O/humb-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z <em>Woman in Gold</em>: The battle to recover art stolen by the Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/woma-a29.html The film is a fictional rendering of the successful legal efforts, undertaken by Maria Altmann, to regain possession of several Gustav Klimt paintings stolen or coerced from her family. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2167099-64c8-4d29-a69e-12f636ffc70N/woma-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z SEP candidate Katie Rhodes addresses Glasgow Central Mosque hustings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/kati-a29.html Rhodes appealed to the audience at the hustings “to reject the false promises made by these candidates and their rotten parties and build a genuine working class party”. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6447fa22-c66d-4aa4-88cb-39cf35d6aa9B/kati-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Anzac Day marches mobilise contingents of youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/marc-a28.html The Anzac Day processions around Australia last Saturday were carefully choreographed events and far larger than in previous years. Groups of veterans from the wars and military interventions involving Australia since World War II were vastly outnumbered by serving military personnel, municipal bands and contingents of youth. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33a4c032-5fa3-45b4-ab6c-cdaa7d3c576O/marc-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z National Guard deployed in Baltimore after anger erupts over police killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/balt-a28.html The inflammatory statements of Baltimore officials make clear that the murderous actions of the police reflect the contempt for the city’s workers felt by the entire political establishment. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3c80290-0178-4f1c-8714-62cf6f27093G/balt-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Australia’s Anzac celebrations and the fight against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/pers-a28.html The meetings of the SEP (Australia), held in the teeth of an official campaign to glorify militarism and attempts to prevent them from taking place, gave conscious political expression to opposition to war and attacks on democratic rights. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3e71a0b-9e08-4f36-a570-b9dd59fe474M/pers-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Federal agent kills 20-year-old Detroit man in front of family http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/dpol-a28.html An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent working with the Detroit police shot and killed Terrence Kelom inside his home on the west side of Detroit Monday. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ae71ef2-4812-4ee3-bdff-b1e28cdee72A/dpol-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z City of Chicago offers payouts for police brutality and torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/cpd-a28-a28.html Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed an absurdly small $5.5 million reparations fund for victims of torture under former police commander Jon Burge. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7e36463-5c2d-4148-b5dd-1094ed9995eH/cpd-a28-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Obama gave CIA free rein for drone assassinations in Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/dron-a28.html Rules supposedly imposed elsewhere to reduce the killing and maiming of civilians were secretly waived for CIA operations in Pakistan. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/719947f8-3580-4fdd-9fac-9e529787bbeE/dron-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z US deploys new “military assets” to Nepal as death toll from earthquake grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/nepa-a28.html In contrast to the rapid deployment of military resources, the financial response of the major powers to the disaster has been paltry. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ffaca15-d0a3-43e2-9a78-7ccf278e05fL/nepa-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Writers oppose free speech award for Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/hebd-a28.html Six American writers have withdrawn from the annual gala of the PEN American Center in protest against the organization’s decision to give a “freedom of expression” award to Charlie Hebdo . Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c2a2702-b64d-48aa-acd8-461091a22cdN/hebd-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Militarised war centenary events across Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/anza-a28.html Throughout the weekend’s events, the most prominent theme was the need to inculcate in a new young generation a willingness to lay down their lives for their country. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f14801-a68a-4048-bb17-76c2247a567G/anza-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Camp Gallipoli fails to attract support http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/camp-a28.html The event was aimed at inculcating its participants, especially the children and young students, with Australian patriotism and the glorification of militarism and war. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec3acd1-13ad-472c-b5ba-699906e0172M/camp-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z South China Sea disputes dominate ASEAN summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/asea-a28.html While the summit did not embrace the Philippine demand for an immediate halt to Chinese land reclamation on disputed islands, the final statement did take a more hard-line stand. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f75d1e0-384a-4f4f-bedb-81dea7f2c1dH/asea-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z China invests $46 billion in strategic Pakistan-China Economic Corridor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/paki-a28.html The deal would allow China to largely circumvent the threat of a blockade of its energy imports by US and allied navies in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83d7c6c5-d564-42f9-8b34-0559d8de4a7E/paki-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Syriza-led government prepares new austerity measures against Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/gree-a28.html After European finance ministers ruled out any concessions to Greece, the Syriza-led government called an emergency meeting to draft new austerity measures. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef21fd8d-46b6-4e66-beb8-5744fb148caF/gree-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Surveillance law lays basis for political police in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/surv-a28.html The National Assembly is currently debating a digital surveillance bill that would legalize mass spying and data retention practices by French intelligence agencies. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0347ea4-3348-4bb6-bc08-2e08dfba506K/surv-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Governing parties suffer defeat in Finnish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/finl-a00-a28.html The aggressive US-led drive to encircle Russia in eastern Europe and the Baltic will be one of the main issues confronting the incoming administration. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9d9cb91-decc-4d03-9e2e-994a04aeeb3D/finl-a00-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z German child care workers vote for strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/germ-a28.html The 240,000 child care workers in German public-sector institutions are demanding a salary increase. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3585b27-581c-4c2b-a335-65dbe5c8fbcO/germ-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Tommy Sheridan’s “Hope over Fear”: Cheerleaders for the Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/sher-a28.html No one at the rally was in a politically critical frame of mind, least of all the pseudo-lefts in the crowd who have long ago sold their political soul to the SNP and Scottish nationalism. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a43f0306-eab2-4998-8b89-dcd7c6041c3O/sher-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/wkrs-a28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f429f78d-d753-41cc-a126-4e3a2e8363aN/wkrs-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Australian broadcaster sacks journalist for criticising Anzac Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/mcin-a27.html The sacking of Scott McIntyre is a transparent act of politically-motivated persecution. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/604d4f1b-6aa8-4af1-8b60-cea90bd41dbJ/mcin-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Democrats step up repression against protests over police killing of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/balt-a27.html Protests over the weekend were the largest demonstrations against police violence in Baltimore, Maryland since Gray succumbed last week to injuries sustained upon his arrest. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16630ef7-f775-4a1e-aa8f-014ae374c6cK/balt-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Bureaucratized murder and the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/pers-a27.html An article that appeared in the <em>New York Times</em> on Sunday describes a drone assassination program that has become bureaucratized and institutionalized and enjoys the support of the entire political establishment. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9039f605-2bae-492e-8e29-8db6e895020P/pers-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Baltimore residents speak out against police killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/bali-a27.html The widespread anger in Baltimore is an expression of the growing popular outrage against police violence throughout the US. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11f1dc3c-d5f6-4540-9b17-4512a506ec7H/bali-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Earthquake kills thousands in Nepal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/nepa-a27.html Though an earthquake is the product of enormous natural forces, the extent of death and destruction has definite social roots. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a68122ae-d7c1-4ae0-868d-ad000f96e4fP/nepa-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z UK general election reveals crisis of capitalist rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/elec-a27.html The only predictable outcome of Britain’s May 7 general election is that it will mark a descent into political uncertainty and crisis. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d871c617-469c-4957-b011-02f0c183160B/elec-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z