Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ US warplanes kill at least 28 more civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/syri-j30.html The latest mass killing occurred in the same region where, nine days before, the US military bombed a group of houses, killing as many as 200 civilians. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53325fcc-b25d-4308-aebc-f0bd080fe58H/syri-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z For a socialist alternative to the parties of austerity and war! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/pers-j30.html In the face of an immense economic, social and political crisis, neither Clinton nor Trump has anything to offer but austerity, war and the continued assault on democratic rights. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c965af87-eb94-433c-95c2-31c3272e551A/pers-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Anger mounts over government handling of floods in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/chin-j30.html With widespread media and internet reports accusing officials of negligence, Beijing is increasingly nervous about deepening social opposition. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9260bfa4-b572-4a7a-8bc5-bd2f7a48e8eO/chin-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Germany’s Chancellor Merkel announces drastic increase in state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/merk-j30.html In a press conference, Merkel proclaimed a “war on terrorism” and a sweeping increase in state powers. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fc47037-c83f-4a9f-ab0b-86d2f239847I/merk-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z A week before Rio games, protesters extinguish Olympic flame http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/braz-j30.html The Olympics are being held in a Brazil wracked by political and economic crisis as well as mounting social unrest. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8315926d-3150-4b70-a9b8-4872518c381M/braz-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Texas recorded almost 7,000 deaths in custody since 2005 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/texs-j30.html Between 2005 and 2015, an average of 628 people a year died while in the custody of police or state corrections officials. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f28ae4a6-f57b-4a56-8621-5b35fc653b7K/texs-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z US army threatens whistleblower Chelsea Manning with indefinite solitary confinement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/mann-j30.html According to the ACLU, Manning could face added time and other punishments on the basis of charges related to a failed suicide attempt. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9ef4c77-ab63-493d-aebd-be6ae290000B/mann-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Michigan attorney general charges six more state officials in Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/flin-j30.html These six indictments bring the number of criminal indictments to nine. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29ade637-7e5f-462b-b6ab-c3a98a38448L/flin-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z UK workers’ pay plummets since 2008 global financial crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/wage-j30.html Unlike their members, whose incomes fell by over 10 percent in real terms, trade union bosses saw their own pay packets rise collectively between 2007 and 2015 by 18 percent. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d718d5db-fa21-4c8c-b4bf-1175669591fL/wage-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Australian PM sinks Rudd’s bid for UN secretary general http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/rudd-j30.html The fracas this week over former Prime Minister Rudd has not only highlighted deep divisions in the Coalition government, but also raises a question about Washington’s hand in events. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9be2efb-053f-4f20-91b4-7cb2a3116b5H/rudd-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z US media celebrates Democratic Party warmongering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/clin-j30.html Leading columnists for the <em>New York Times</em> and <em>Washington Post</em> have hailed Hillary Clinton as a more consistent and ruthless advocate of US foreign policy interests. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d8e7a48-e142-488f-a1ee-5a543dd752dO/clin-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative promotes Sanders' “political revolution” without Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/salt-j30.html Socialist Alternative's role in helping to organize a walkout of a section of Sanders delegates at the Democratic convention was aimed at promoting Green Party candidate Jill Stein, the next political trap being laid for the working class. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d478f21a-64bb-4574-a1f7-8901744ad1dH/salt-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z After Brexit: The struggle for socialism in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/mars-j30.html The following is a speech delivered by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), at public meetings held this month in London and Sheffield. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81312fff-aff1-4a62-a92c-6eda4c352adE/mars-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z <em>Captain Fantastic</em>: An anti-establishment superhero? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/capt-j30.html Writer-director Matt Ross’s film is a semi-anarchistic tale about a family’s “off-the-grid” existence in the Pacific Northwest. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78311bab-a910-4efe-8f23-8b775282004E/capt-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/labo-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc2d04e5-d7fe-443b-96c8-b27b22914efN/labo-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton’s dishonest, empty acceptance speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/clin-j29.html Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party nomination for president Thursday night. Everything about the final portion of the Democratic National Convention rang false. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10e2dc08-0e44-4039-9935-6cf67a320a6A/clin-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Obama’s legacy: Identity politics in the service of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/pers-j29.html The Obama administration has marked the return of the Democrats to their roots as the premier party of US imperialism. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f1624bf-772a-4bba-9883-ac0d53f6da7B/pers-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z With platform changes, Democrats seek to conceal record of attacks on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/demo-j28.html The Democratic Party, working in collusion with the unions, changed the wording of its party platform to hide Clinton’s record of promoting for-profit charter schools and anti-teacher measures. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14a3f4a3-c8c4-4299-b6ed-51b2c8727ecK/demo-j28.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka’s National Unity Government alliance extended http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/sril-j29.html The deal is aimed at establishing a strong regime committed to Washington’s geo-political strategy and the imposition of the IMF’s austerity demands. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/852e81d8-33bf-44f9-84ff-e3d4a5e0fc9G/sril-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Labour donor’s legal effort to oust Corbyn fails http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/corb-j29.html Thursday's High Court ruling is the third blow in as many days to the Blairites’ attempt to oust Corbyn. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b84ec33-b6f7-4b8d-8354-9e0ae967863I/corb-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Threat of third election looms in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/spai-j29.html The situation in Spain is symptomatic of the crisis of the traditional bourgeois political system in Europe following the eruption of the 2008 global economic crisis. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39e576c0-575e-4f52-8502-b39b54aecdaO/spai-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z As profits rise, Chrysler to end US passenger car production http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/fiat-j29.html The ending of passenger car production puts a continued question mark over the fate of workers at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and Belvidere, Illinois Assembly. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61590ae4-10f7-43e3-9801-42677dc837bF/fiat-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Detroit sewage plant workers without water after water main break http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/wwtp-j29.html During the length of the disruption, amidst the recent heat wave, plant personnel were without access to drinking water, air conditioning or the use of washroom facilities. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea3b4425-a747-433a-a895-f28a9f5f77dM/wwtp-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Water officials envision doubling of city of Flint water rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/flin-j29.html Michigan’s state treasurer warned that Flint’s already exorbitant water rates may double over the next five years. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c44ded7-7e45-4103-95a2-27925b86ceaH/flin-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z The political issues facing California teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/teach-j29.html This year’s California Teachers Summit takes place amidst the continuing nationwide campaign to dismantle public education and expand for-profit charter schools. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2282d41e-cb5f-452c-872f-59b1e9449afE/teach-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Washington funds death squads, concentration camps in the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/phil-j29.html To secure Manila’s commitment for the US war drive against China, Secretary of State Kerry committed $32 million to President Duterte’s fascistic crackdown on drugs. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/acb179ca-4266-4a87-9cb1-d21668d29d0P/phil-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Military crackdown ahead of Thai constitutional referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/thai-j29.html The draft constitution empowers the military junta, which seized power in a 2014 coup, to continue its rule even if elections are held. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd268584-cd48-4045-9d43-2dc5eb469dcB/thai-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Who is James Bennet? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/benn-j29.html Bennet's family exemplifies the politically incestuous relationship between the media and the political establishment and state apparatus. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4da82412-14eb-4f18-8684-cbb949deb08H/benn-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader polemicises against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/left-j29.html Left Party leaders are attacking the German government from the right and calling for a tightening up of the policies that have led to a recent spate of violence. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/423f7fc2-6845-4c48-8ec4-9f013d48fecL/left-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z <em>Chasing Asylum</em>: Exposing Australia’s brutal refugee-detention regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/orne-j29.html The feature-length documentary is a harrowing account of the systematic cruelty and de-humanisation of asylum-seekers in Australia’s offshore detention centres. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d27782a-67fa-42e3-a4ba-d4f7ec0337dH/orne-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Documentary director Eva Orner discusses <em>Chasing Asylum</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/eain-j29.html The filmmaker explained to the WSWS why she decided to lift the veil of secrecy on Australia’s offshore refugee detention centres. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dfa7404-f71a-405b-9efb-3990fb4d65aF/eain-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/wrks-j29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d171f68-4fa0-4192-acc8-07ab3bbf36bN/wrks-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Democratic convention: Obama piles on more lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/dems-j28.html Showing his contempt for the intelligence of the American people, the president concluded by repeating the slogans of his 2008 election campaign, as though America in 2016 was the realization of the empty promises he made back then. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87d7f110-cc6d-4c15-98d5-82579da9552O/dems-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z The end of the Sanders campaign: The political lessons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/pers-j28.html The full support of Bernie Sanders for the nomination of Hillary Clinton confirms the analysis made by the <i>World Socialist Web Site</i> from the inception of his campaign. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c9b7fac-099c-4c60-a0b3-09ee5fda502N/pers-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z DNC protesters speak out against Clinton and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/prot-j28.html Workers and young people expressed disgust at Clinton’s nomination, and illusions in Sanders’ intentions. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b68821b7-97a3-48ec-b204-dc7eb79149fL/prot-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Maryland state’s attorney clears police officers involved in killing of Freddie Gray of all charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/gray-j28.html Prosecutors dropped all charges against the remaining three officers still to be tried for the April 12, 2015 arrest and subsequent death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26fa2658-317e-4c5d-a933-db3c8e42d4aM/gray-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z New York Times concocts amalgam to link Trump and Putin in Democrats’ email scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/time-j28.html The <i>Times</i> is spearheading the Clinton campaign’s effort to pin the leaking of incriminating DNC emails on a supposed plot by Russia to tilt the US election in favor of Trump. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66b12f1a-32e8-4f38-bea0-c253f2c6863G/time-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Turkish newspaper identifies US general behind failed military coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/turk-j28.html The newspaper describes a huge Pentagon/CIA-sponsored operation spanning several months and involving billions of dollars to prepare the coup. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93c65f21-3700-45dc-b823-e3a5ef667e9A/turk-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z New Zealand Greens celebrate US warship visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/nuke-j28.html The embrace of the US military by the Greens and its supporters points to a further shift to the right by this party. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30892b6d-2928-4180-b23e-4387cbc3a94A/nuke-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses’ union offers to cut health benefits after sellout of Allina strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/nurs-j28.html After shutting down the strike by 4,800 nurses last year, the MNA has agreed to Allina management’s demands to destroy their health care coverage. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/deab568e-0f68-4773-840a-a13c96c85f2M/nurs-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z The origins of the attack in Ansbach, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/ansb-j28.html Even as the terror attack is being exploited to press ahead with the strengthening of the state and agitation against refugees there is silence on the true source of the violent outburst. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6fc012f-5c8c-4f0a-b0a6-9127e18c5b6M/ansb-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z US-China underwater rivalry in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/scse-j28.html While submarines play an important part in conventional warfare, the preoccupation of China and the United States is their role in a nuclear war. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f840f5-5c52-477b-a91e-764555297c8G/scse-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Survey reveals majority of British see themselves as working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/soci-j28.html The British Social Attitudes research offers ample evidence of the continuing leftward political trajectory of tens of millions of people. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b20dbfd8-1a73-41a0-ba2d-ee2e64d9d80O/soci-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Bipartisan backing in Australia for indefinite detention of “terrorist” prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/terr-j28.html Turnbull’s unstable government has quickly seized on recent terrorist attacks in Europe, the Middle East and the US as a pretext for further police-state measures. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3da701e5-6b67-4c87-b5a3-4e47a52dff4N/terr-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Will the US use Indian military bases to wage its Afghan War? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/inus-j28.html A former senior Indian diplomat has warned that the US’s harnessing of India to its anti-China “Pivot” will result in India being drawn into the Afghan war. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ead795a-6e69-4122-b7ea-00d3c344048I/inus-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z The political bankruptcy of filmmaker Michael Moore and his “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/five-j28.html The tired, cynical, internally illogical piece emerges almost inevitably from the left-liberal milieu to which Moore has belonged since the mid-1970s. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/909c8e1f-781d-4bf7-aa92-68158de7328O/five-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaigns in San Diego, California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/vide-j28.html Workers in the Encanto neighborhood of San Diego expressed frustration and contempt with the two presidential candidates being put forward by the Democrats and Republicans. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffa30589-fb42-444f-b16c-fc27cd7fadaM/vide-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Democratic convention nominates Hillary Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/clin-j27.html The official nomination of Clinton was part of a carefully-scripted spectacle designed to portray a corrupt and reactionary capitalist party as a vehicle of progress. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c919e6d-9712-47f2-9cdd-3e5229aa142L/clin-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z War and the Democratic National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/pers-j27.html The great unmentionable in the 2016 election is the far-advanced US preparation for military conflict against Russia and China. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ccee11c-4494-48b7-aa63-12f4f874e30N/pers-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z DNC’s leaked emails expose corrupt funding practices within the Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/leak-j27.html Internal Democratic National Committee emails detail the funneling of donations to the DNC and Clinton campaign, as well as perks to large contributors. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e562492-44f8-427b-b7fe-61b17d1c920I/leak-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Two ISIS supporters shot dead after slaying a priest in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/roue-j27.html The two attackers were summarily executed by elite police units as they left a church, where they had slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bebb8b5-8e1b-4017-8c9f-6cc4dd8d1a3L/roue-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Three French soldiers killed during secret military operations in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/liby-j27.html The incident underscores the illegal character of the ongoing military operations in Libya, which are being carried out behind the backs of the French people. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21764d38-a977-4d35-becb-84f512e12e9H/liby-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Knife attack in Japan leaves 19 disabled people dead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/japa-j27.html No serious attempt has been made in the Japanese or international media to probe any of the underlying social and political causes of the killing spree. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bc448c8-16d7-49a2-8b5e-fdff834026aF/japa-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Children systematically abused in Australian juvenile prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/dond-j27.html There is widespread outrage over the revelations, which include footage similar to the images of hooding and torture that emerged from the US-run Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24dca0fd-b6ee-44aa-9ddc-b6dcfa30981E/dond-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Opposition parties meet with Turkish President Erdogan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/turk-j27.html An intensive media propaganda campaign is underway aimed at whitewashing the highest level of the Turkish military and declaring it innocent of involvement in the failed coup of July 15. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3658d53-a94a-4259-aa16-8f0a54c510fE/turk-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z UK: Labour Party’s women MPs stage provocation to justify a purge of party members http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/wome-j27.html In the McCarthyite smear campaign of the Labour right wing, not a single claim of intimidation made against Corbyn and his supporters has been substantiated. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cb8818f-af13-42d1-a767-fbfd90d479cP/wome-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Nearly two thirds of New Yorkers suffer severe economic hardship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/nych-j27.html A two-year-long study of New York City residents reveals substantial, widespread poverty and other economic disadvantages. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35afb155-9734-45b3-a47f-01de71c9e4fK/nych-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Sand fire rages in Southern California; 10,000 homes evacuated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/fire-j27.html The wildfire in Santa Clarita, strengthened by an ongoing heatwave, has so far destroyed 18 homes and resulted in one death. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/694d2368-5759-4be9-97c6-eeae51b4d2bB/fire-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z CUPW blocks strike action; touts plans to boost Canada Post’s profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/cupw-j27.html The postal workers’ union is thwarting any job action against Canada Post’s sweeping concession demands and promoting the big business Liberal government’s postal review. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba7f6ee5-754f-4164-90d8-cf92afaa938N/cupw-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z UK steel industry jobs threatened following Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/tata-j27.html Some 11,000 steel workers’ jobs and thousands more in supply firms are threatened by the crisis over the future of Tata UK’s operations. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04af24bd-a65b-457b-a5b6-e4ba3fa5562P/tata-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Gap between rich and poor in Germany larger than previously thought http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/ineq-j27.html A German news report reveals new numbers on Germany’s top earners and concludes that the divide between the rich and poor is much greater than previously recognized. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b0a9420-1960-4848-b8f8-041d0be163eI/ineq-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Nepal’s prime minister steps down http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/nepl-j27.html Oli’s resignation was largely driven by India’s determination, working closely with the US, to undercut Beijing’s growing influence in Nepal. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f49cbc2d-4d3c-41e9-b0e3-ffca9e541eeP/nepl-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z The Guardian: Apologist for nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/guar-j27.html Claiming to stand for progressive opinion, the <em>Guardian’s</em> role is to police public discourse, upholding at all times the strategic imperatives of imperialism. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0af91667-45a4-4d3e-8bd8-6079fcac8ebO/guar-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Sanders heaps praise on the “billionaire class’s” chosen candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/sand-j27.html From the beginning the Sanders campaign was a political trap to corral social opposition and contain it within the Democratic Party. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b69cf55-2c16-4ae8-aee3-e0b59bb591eG/sand-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z SEP Australia holds Third National Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/aust-j27.html The Congress provided the political grounding for the campaign conducted by the SEP in the July 2 Australian federal election. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71e2b160-4544-4a39-9a80-1bda79f78acJ/aust-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z The Socialist Equality Party and the fight to build an international anti-war movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/reso-j27.html The following resolution was adopted at the Third National Congress of the SEP (Australia), which took place in Sydney from April 24 to 26, 2016. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/986ca3ef-ac91-40c0-b086-6c81c78cc46B/reso-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z SEP public meeting in Colombo: Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/meet-j27.html The meeting will discuss the strikes and protests emerging in Sri Lanka against the Sirisena government and advance the socialist alternative. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d3d0589-14b8-4b4f-b0d2-7ce1ffccdb8P/meet-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Alexander Sokurov’s <em>Francofonia</em>: The Louvre during the Nazi occupation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/fran-j27.html The film traces the history of the Louvre Museum’s art collection under conditions of war, while proposing a pessimistic view of human culture and its future. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b6b84cb-833c-4a9e-8c84-919ee7912b1M/fran-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Deadly heat wave hits central and eastern US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/heat-j27.html Years of attacks on living standards have left Detroit and areas of the Midwest and East Coast vulnerable to deaths from extreme heat events. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05da4b35-13c9-49b1-9281-304759f3c61M/heat-j27.html 2016-07-27T04:00:00Z Democratic convention: Sanders caps off a day of deceit and demagogy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/dems-j26.html Bernie Sanders sought to turn reality on its head by presenting Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as fighters for the interests of the common people. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d406882d-3806-4103-8c48-267d937b704N/dems-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Protesters at Democratic Convention denounce nomination of Hillary Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/conv-j26.html Sanders supporters expressed a range of reactions to his endorsement of Clinton, from hope that it was just a ploy to a feeling of betrayal. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e940d9af-76c9-422a-84a9-993b2b721d1H/conv-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z UK government steps up its role in NATO warmongering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/nato-j26.html The vote to renew Trident came 10 days after the NATO summit in Warsaw, at which then Prime Minister David Cameron made clear Britain’s commitment to aggression against Russia. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c1b6a60-5b77-4992-ab88-b079d3b0d2eH/nato-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Russian athletes to participate in summer Olympics under discriminatory regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/rioc-j26.html The International Olympic Committee will allow Russian athletes to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games if they can convince sports authorities they are innocent of doping. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e7b734c-0d42-496f-9d2c-663be9f3febE/rioc-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/veri-j26.html Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo follows the sellout of the 45-day strike by 39,000 workers by the Communications Workers of America. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4f90195-c4fc-465b-8b85-225fa04d5d4J/veri-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Philippine President Duterte delivers State of the Nation Address http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/phil-j26.html Duterte’s speech was a repugnant mixture of proposals to assist big business in the exploitation of cheap labor and statements sanctioning the murder of alleged criminals. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ba86d2b-f39a-45b6-a0d8-986b821b96eA/phil-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Boone County, West Virginia school board imposes cuts to public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/boon-j26.html Under threat of a state takeover, the Boone County school board imposed deep cuts last week in its new budget while slashing wages and benefits for employees and retirees. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd6ffaa1-3ffa-42a6-9e37-0e0744cb3ebI/boon-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Unifor and Detroit Three use job threats to beat back demands of Canadian autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/unif-j26.html With labour agreements covering 23,500 Canadian autoworkers expiring on September 19, Unifor and the Big Three are preparing to exchange proposals for a new four-year deal. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bd4a38c-44ea-482b-96b6-6289c9903e2I/unif-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Lack of job protection for European pilots turns dream job into nightmare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/work-j26.html A growing number of pilots in Europe are compelled to accept short-term contracts, sham self-employment and insecure employment relations. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91e07774-f8d6-4628-93ea-a54932ad27aF/work-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Post-election rifts intensify in Australian Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/gree-j26.html Founding party leader Bob Brown publicly called for the ousting of the Greens’ executive in New South Wales. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73808066-3d37-4ec8-b33b-b8dfce0dabdE/gree-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Australian artists and students speak out against closure of fine arts college http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/arts-j26.html Many within the arts community have denounced the plans to amalgamate Sydney’s three main arts colleges into one “super-campus.” Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c8323be-70d0-473f-a4c3-8f1adef6c8bI/arts-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z “Socialist Convergence”: A gathering of political bankrupts in Philadelphia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/pers-j26.html In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, an array of organizations in the orbit of the Democratic Party are meeting this week to discuss a new political trap for the working class. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3939175-9121-4fdb-a3c9-efc0dcdfce4N/pers-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z SEP candidates to participate in live discussion July 27 on Democratic convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/live-j26.html The Socialist Equality Party will be hosting a live discussion Wednesday night at 8pm EST with its candidates for president and vice president of the US, Jerry White and Niles Niemuth. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02edcbc3-206b-450c-9fbb-54adf67e240L/live-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z SEP public meetings review political lessons of Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/sepm-j26.html Explosive political developments in the past weeks have vindicated the analysis and perspective fought for by the SEP in the July 2 federal election. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffb701bd-5408-4f79-88de-3e2fb1720c5I/sepm-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Australian workers and youth voice interest in SEP’s perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/sein-j26.html Attendees speak about their concerns over US plans for war against China and the government’s austerity agenda. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae99cb3-1f5c-402c-8d5d-5b9db643acfD/sein-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/civi-j26.html A 2008 book by Professor David Williams provides a mountain of evidence refuting the claim that the recent film <em>Free State of Jones</em>, directed by Gary Ross, presented “a quasi-historical” approach to the American Civil War and social conflict in the Confederacy. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f3642f5-873d-4637-803f-98fa43609d7N/civi-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Netflix’s <em>Orange is the New Black</em>, season 4: Does the positive outweigh the negative? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/oran-j26.html The fourth season of the Netflix series <em>Orange is the New Black</em>, the comedy-drama set in a fictional women’s federal prison, is now available. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed230382-1da4-42dd-a2d5-35b8e2cc243D/oran-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Massive police operation in Munich—an attack on democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/psgm-j26.html The shooting spree by an 18-year-old in Munich is serving as a pretext to implement long-standing emergency plans and a state of emergency. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e96eacf5-5e2e-457e-97e2-0d0fb2d8f57E/psgm-j26.html 2016-07-26T04:00:00Z US stokes divisions over South China Sea at ASEAN summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/asea-j25.html The Philippines and Vietnam are at loggerheads with Cambodia over a reference in the final communiqué to the recent UN-backed court ruling negating China’s maritime claims. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f343a9-52a3-43a1-8729-6dac47051fcB/asea-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Democratic convention opens: An agenda of militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/pers-j25.html The program of global militarism at the heart of the Clinton campaign is combined with the ferocious promotion of racial and gender politics. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6861727-266a-466a-af25-0118610298cJ/pers-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Corbyn and McDonnell plead with UK Labour Party right wing for “unity” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/corb-j25.html The aim of the Blairites is not merely to depose Corbyn, but to thwart the growing anti-capitalist sentiment and yearning for fundamental social change among millions of people. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65a567e-ada3-4b75-8ded-814e9ceb1d4O/corb-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Pentagon accuses Russia of targeting US-British Special Forces base in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/syri-j25.html US-Russian tensions are surging in Syria, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to delay a further escalation of the war until after the 2016 US elections. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e25cf0-0f6d-45b6-a9be-258fef45216E/syri-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine: A supporter of war and big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/kain-j25.html The selection of a figure with Kaine’s political resume is a clear indication of the right-wing administration that Clinton intends to form if she is elected president. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fda2759-dc9d-428d-ad81-4b42bf0f4ddN/kain-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Leaked emails show Democratic National Committee targeting Sanders campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/wiki-j25.html WikiLeaks released thousands of emails that detail the Democratic Party’s dirty dealings and collusion with mainstream media. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a823223b-6ed0-43f4-ac90-f6ee6a105e6K/wiki-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Democrats oversee record level of extreme poverty in Philadelphia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/secu-j25.html The Democratic National Convention opens Monday in Philadelphia, a city where the Democrat's preside over extreme poverty, massive inequality and a dilapidated education system. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c48bee3c-aad4-407b-9bfa-5a7ee9c9517D/secu-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Severe heat wave spread across much of US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/heat-j25.html The heat wave crisis stems from global warming, which scientists have repeatedly warned will cause an ever-increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/220307fa-d15a-41f1-9331-07cbd49449eN/heat-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Virginia Supreme Court orders revocation of voting rights for 200,000 felons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/virg-j25.html The ruling, which passed 4-3, struck down an executive order that would have reinstated the voting rights of Virginians who had completed sentences for felonies. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00dad4ed-5760-403a-8f0b-1aec31dbd1aJ/virg-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Two more shootings by New Zealand police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/nzpo-j25.html The shooting of two men in separate incidents is part of an increasing resort to lethal force by police in response to the social crisis. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a4cda9-f53a-4edc-b44e-6d4ccfc5af4E/nzpo-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z UK: National Health Service cardiac units to be cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/card-j25.html The cuts will reduce from 13 to 10 the number of units in the country dealing with congenital heart disease—a condition that mainly affects children. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/838c517a-bb3b-4210-90d8-c93c44683beI/card-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z The Munich shooting spree and the Americanization of German society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/germ-j25.html The massive police operation in Munich, as well as the reaction of many media outlets and politicians, showsthat the tragic event is being used to justify a new law-and-order campaign. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d932d552-f25c-4de2-8e01-3d37f79236cH/germ-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Build the IYSSE on Australian campuses and schools! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/iyse-j25.html Developments since the Australian federal election have underscored the preparations by the ruling elite for war with China and authoritarian forms of rule. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccc22bab-99a4-43e5-a702-f027a23ed22I/iyse-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 25-31 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/twih-j25.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29280c9a-20d6-467f-a17d-9ceb7dad65eG/twih-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z US vice president’s trip triggers debate on US-China conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/chin-j23.html A full-scale US assault on China would almost certainly escalate into a nuclear war, in which millions would die. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f9daa1-4f79-4de3-9a79-b3206fc9a03P/chin-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Paul Krugman attacks Trump from the right on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/pers-j23.html Trump’s questioning whether the US should go to war over the Baltic states prompted denunciations from both “liberal” Democrats like Krugman and right-wing Republicans. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45e6e5df-939a-495a-995f-b5e0643bfdbI/pers-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Massive police operation follows deadly attack on Munich shopping centre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/germ-j23-1.html German security forces conducted a huge anti-terror operation in the city of Munich, where, according to the latest reports, 10 people were shot dead and at least 21 injured. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f15be5ca-a846-40e4-8d5c-6ae47e71184D/germ-j23-1.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z In signal to military, Hillary Clinton picks Senator Tim Kaine as running mate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/kain-j23.html In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46527c01-08df-4993-b910-39fc1bc58f0A/kain-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z German corporations donate to Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/germ-j23.html According to a report by the news weekly <em>Die Welt</em>, more than two-thirds of US campaign contributions by large German corporations have benefited the Republicans. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a541b68c-8373-4356-adec-91f663eccebM/germ-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z French president, British prime minister meet to discuss Brexit crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/brfr-j23.html Hollande shifted towards a more accommodating position, giving Britain more time to negotiate the exit and reaffirming Britain’s role as a key military ally of France. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a41a269f-87a6-4f81-a61b-497db253c93A/brfr-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Leadership contest prompts mass sign-up to UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/labo-j23.html Owen Smith, Corbyn’s challenger for the leadership, voted in support of setting up a no-fly zone in Libya and for air strikes in Iraq. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffe08cfb-f31b-4d42-9c76-63a15222569L/labo-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Protests follow the death of teenager in Liverpool http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/live-j23.html Footage shows Mzee Mohammed face down, barefoot and apparently unconscious while appearing to have his hands cuffed behind his back. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a57e783b-693f-40cd-85b4-324a072476eP/live-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Ruling maintains ban on Russian track and field athletes from Rio Olympics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/olym-j23.html The ruling came only two days after the World Anti-Doping Agency called for all Russian athletes to be banned from next month’s summer games in Brazil. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6313415e-0cba-43ac-b047-7969daabbccP/olym-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z US government investigates allegations Fiat-Chrysler falsified sales figures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/fiat-j23.html The auto company confirmed that it is under investigation by both the SEC and the FBI for an alleged scheme to pad its monthly sales totals. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6b867a8-a812-4034-a75b-0dc0b06c9e1M/fiat-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z State officials work to obscure water crisis in Flint http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/flin-j23.html The appointment of BP’s former spokesperson as Michigan’s new environmental director highlights the official cover-up in the Flint water crisis. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2bb3b8d-c6bb-4cc1-8889-147ffbf72d0A/flin-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses contract talks continue with Allina Health http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/minn-j23.html Negotiators for Allina Health are sticking fast to their demands for the gutting of health care plans for 4,800 nurses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro region. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e84b1a9-2d7b-418b-b578-5c7b53f76efB/minn-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea government survives no-confidence motion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/pngu-j23.html With protests and strikes set to continue, yesterday’s parliamentary vote will not end the country’s political crisis. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fad0c048-308c-406c-8297-c6f6ef02fe8L/pngu-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Jobs losses continue in Australia as slump deepens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/jobs-j23.html The job cuts further highlight the impact of falling commodity prices and declining demand in China and throughout Asia. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6532ab8a-b05e-45e9-896a-7779a7884c7K/jobs-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z The pro-capitalist program of the US Green Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/gree-j23.html The Green Party is a bourgeois party, representing the interests of privileged strata of the upper-middle class. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3512fb68-d975-4b4c-9300-13a3c985c2cP/gree-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Video: Workers discuss social crisis in Philadelphia on eve of Democratic National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/jwca-j23.html Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91f9f72e-ca33-47c9-ac19-87c2389cf7dA/jwca-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Germany) placed on ballot for Berlin election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/psgb-j23.html The Berlin State Elections Committee voted unanimously to allow the state-wide list of candidates of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to participate in the elections for the Berlin House of Representatives in September. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c27be6-2732-4889-9c50-f33d366ed2dN/psgb-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/labo-j23-2.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06e0ed65-82c8-476f-9669-d5609fa202eC/labo-j23-2.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z US air raids kill more than 200 civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/nato-j22.html The slaughter in northern Syria gives a foretaste of the bloody offensives being prepared by Washington and its NATO allies against Raqqa and Mosul. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9fcce6b-24cb-48bf-88de-b6c397f562fI/nato-j22.html 2016-07-22T06:00:00Z Trump delivers fascistic rant to conclude Republican National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/trum-j22.html Donald Trump’s remarks combined empty demagogy with calls for an attack on immigrants, the restoration of “law and order” and the removal of all restraints on the accumulation of wealth. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8a4e970-be71-4fa8-a1fc-1f57baf2345D/trum-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/pers-j22.html The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b95746ba-380f-408a-9a4b-001272573e9G/pers-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Riots spread after Adama Traoré’s death in police custody near Paris http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/beau-j22.html Traoré’s family and friends are disputing police claims that he died of a heart attack while in police custody, alleging that he was beaten to death by police. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d419628-8543-494e-80ce-2cf3498188dP/beau-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Biden confirms US warship will visit New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/usnz-j22.html The American visit, the first in more than 30 years, represents a significant further step in New Zealand’s integration into US war preparations against China. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14ea9422-ed20-4d10-957a-83f80ac7d2bP/usnz-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Arch-rivals India and Pakistan take opposed stands on Hague court’s anti-China ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/sasc-j22.html While India has lined up behind Washington in supporting the provocative ruling issued in The Hague, Pakistan has backed China’s rejection of it. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13159328-57e3-42d1-af76-9f0b691f7c6D/sasc-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z The murky world of the UK’s Blairite anti-Corbyn coup plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/smee-j22.html Leading figures in the plot to depose Corbyn were members of the US British-American Project, which was established during the 1980s with a mission “to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain.” Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e37d8c26-40ab-4955-af9a-3105d38c72cB/smee-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z North Miami police shoot unarmed man as he lay on the ground http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/poli-j22.html Charles Kinsey, the caregiver to an autistic man, was shot as he attempted to calm his patient and explain the situation to officers. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/558f46a7-6a2f-4bd8-871e-0f1a2ef1d24H/poli-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Study shows funding down, tuition up at US public universities and colleges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/cbpp-j22.html Years of cuts in state funding for public colleges and universities have driven up tuition and have led to faculty reductions, fewer course offerings and campus closings. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/350d7397-5290-4426-b2ee-8f76b241ac1B/cbpp-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z California, sixth largest economy in the world, has highest poverty rate in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/cali-j22.html Home to 131 billionaires, making it the third in the world for number of billionaires, California is also the US state with the highest poverty rate. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23cbb468-83ce-4a23-ac6e-13f311d4e62H/cali-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Youth deaths highlight growth of UK private mental health services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/ment-j22.html Nine young people have died since 2009 while being treated in private mental health units across the UK. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a1ca31c-a816-4b04-a898-90f780a252fP/ment-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z US and Chinese officials visit Sri Lanka, highlighting growing regional tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/ussl-j22.html China has attempted to strengthen its relations with Sri Lanka since the US-inspired regime-change that ousted former President Mahinda Rajapakse. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f280ad45-22c4-4309-b02e-584577dfcefM/ussl-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z German cop says politicians have no right to question police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/germ-j22.html Any critique of the actions of the police, who killed the attacker with a shot to the head, is to be suppressed. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4e82a0d-b769-44f8-be89-e8e19d70eaaP/germ-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z New York Times sees only “whiteness” at Republican convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/time-j22.html The newspaper currently treats individuals, events, movements, books, films and everything else that comes within its journalistic grasp almost exclusively through the prism of race. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e54d72a8-42b4-4689-a23b-c5b07f21af5C/time-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/euro-j22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/984f0e84-4ee5-4ab2-a814-aaad57fe0b0F/euro-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z State of emergency declared in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/turk-j21.html The speed and scale of the post-coup purge are indicative of the political and social tensions wracking Turkey. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16589d19-f488-4bd6-a1a8-f238d31ce4aF/turk-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Calls for violence, repression and war dominate day three of Republican Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/conv-j21.html Two Republican convention delegates, both Trump supporters, have called for the execution of his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81574e31-223d-4604-a403-dd7135404baA/conv-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z US vice-president makes menacing warning to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/bide-j21.html Biden’s speech in Sydney made clear that the US will not tolerate any equivocation by Canberra and other regional allies in supporting its war preparations in the Indo-Pacific. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a62687d-e5e0-4ab4-be09-29493794fadA/bide-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Biden visits New Zealand to strengthen military ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/nzbi-j21.html New Zealand’s balancing act between China, its second largest trading partner, and the US, its chief strategic ally, is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eed57c2-fb5e-47ca-9c61-91801b32e96O/nzbi-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Obama’s “moderate rebels” behead 12-year-old in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/rebe-j21.html The atrocity was carried out by an armed Islamist militia whose members received both weapons and salaries from the CIA. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a4ffc3e-b1fb-4642-a046-1a5aac75fedM/rebe-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Five injured in bloody train attack in southern Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/germ-j21.html A 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan attacked a group of tourists from Hong Kong on a train in Bavaria on Monday evening, and was subsequently shot to death by police. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a8a5845-c8ab-4726-91ef-ba3a2dbfd60H/germ-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Deportations triple in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/berl-j21.html According to official figures, 1,068 people were deported from Berlin between January and the end of June 2016. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad6b0a83-82de-4f28-abf1-9051f2ef6b4D/berl-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z UK’s new prime minister meets with Merkel and Hollande on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/brex-j21.html British Prime Minister May's visit is designed to placate the two countries that form the political and economic axis of the European Union following the Brexit vote. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ba41ecd-4b1d-4033-bd88-6ed7389fbbaA/brex-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z IMF cuts growth forecast in the wake of Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/imfr-j21.html The IMF has warned of the possibility of a “severe scenario” for Europe if financial conditions tighten and consumer confidence falls. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/554a2e04-9385-463b-927d-ab4549bd227E/imfr-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Massachusetts and New Hampshire state troopers arrested for assault on unarmed suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/poli-j21.html Video from news helicopters show Richard Simone, Jr. on his hands and knees, not resisting the officers who beat him. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbe5b16f-8008-460b-bd99-2e9f03a8619I/poli-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Obamacare insurance rates set to spike in California in 2017 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/acac-j21.html Similar leaps in premiums are expected throughout the nation. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68cc9eff-73a0-4268-9f1f-b96daf0f7d8O/acac-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z California transportation workers reject sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/calt-j21.html Caltrans maintenance workers, who have been working without a contract for a year, voted by 67 percent to reject a proposed contract and authorize a strike. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/593ba556-e90d-4731-9661-eaef98aba1dJ/calt-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Canada to wage war in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/cana-j21.html Canada’s defense minister and top military commander say the Liberal government will soon send troops to Africa. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53af37a3-b5a5-4b9c-b000-f10bc7fb56eM/cana-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z France’s permanent state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/pers-j21.html Amid a deep crisis of bourgeois democracy and seething social tensions across Europe, the ruling elite aims to transition from democratic to dictatorial forms of rule. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b617348-8d12-4f65-a14c-1980e705b10N/pers-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Video: SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth speaks with workers in upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/vide-j21.html Niemuth visited Rochester and Syracuse, New York and spoke to residents about the conditions in the region and their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1468d576-2350-4fd3-9b81-30493f29f78D/vide-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z <em>Our Kind of Traitor</em>: Going with the current http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/trai-j21.html <em>Our Kind of Traitor</em>, a British spy thriller directed by Susanna White, is based on the 2010 novel of the same name by John le Carré, the veteran novelist. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85112084-016e-4179-892b-60f607f1430L/trai-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z In Australia, US vice president issues belligerent challenge to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/bide-j20.html Biden’s trip to Australia came in the immediate aftermath of the arbitration court decision in The Hague declaring illegal Chinese land reclamation activities in the South China Sea. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60e40d34-ce91-49eb-b20f-f3c9191ac9dG/bide-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z The Republicans plumb the depths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/pers-j20.html In the long and protracted decay of American democracy and the political culture of the United States, a fundamental boundary is being crossed. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2171913-8298-4bb2-9293-72b8699323cN/pers-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Republican Party officially nominates Donald Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/conv-j20.html For the first time, one of the two major capitalist parties in America has chosen as its presidential nominee an individual of openly authoritarian and semi-fascist views. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de563fa3-d9ff-4873-988f-e13728237f7A/conv-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Leading US historians issue warning on the rise of Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/hist-j20.html The historians see Trump as the product of decades of decay of American society, including academia, the press and the court system. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbd63d7-c834-4ae3-b9dc-7ae9118f455B/hist-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Washington and Brussels step up pressure on Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/turk-j20.html US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly threatened Turkey with the loss of its NATO membership as Ankara carried out mass arrests following the July 15 coup attempt. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/038da17d-0a9c-40ab-a8ba-3789cee69f9M/turk-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Three quarters of Labour MPs back renewal of UK nuclear missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/trid-j20.html MPs from the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party took it in turns to support the use of nuclear weapons. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46c1c2fe-fbcf-4368-b2fd-17234d49f41P/trid-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z US admiral holds “frank” talks in Beijing over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/scse-j20.html The Chinese regime is playing directly into Washington’s hands by resorting to its own reckless military measures that heighten the danger of conflict. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bc4d30e-4b4a-42ef-9e9f-57c6b77288eF/scse-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Labour and Liberal Democrats plot new party in event of Corbyn’s re-election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/labo-j20.html The <em>Mail On Sunday</em> reported that a breakaway party is being discussed in secret, involving up to 150 Labour MPs, who would align themselves with the Liberal Democrats. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64f3eb7e-fa3a-4b7c-8636-e3eb514a3e9E/labo-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z American war planes slaughter civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/syri-j20.html US airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in Aleppo province Monday, adding to the hundreds of thousands of civilian dead produced by Washington’s regime change operation. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2b38057-eb19-4193-915b-52fe0415406O/syri-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z UnitedHealth cuts Obamacare options for tens of thousands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/unit-j20.html The largest US health insurer has indicated it is drastically scaling back its Affordable Health Care public exchange offerings despite a 13 percent rise in second-quarter profits. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90c37afa-ed75-4bb8-b8eb-995cfa43740D/unit-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Australian students and staff oppose closure of fine arts college http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/arts-j20.html The plans to close the Sydney College of the Arts are part of a pro-business restructure of the University of Sydney, and a broader attack on the arts. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33ee4c93-6287-441b-82f9-eaab898d959C/arts-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Our man in Ankara: US ambassador denies US role in Turkish coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/anka-j20.html Ambassador Bass, a former advisor to Dick Cheney, issued a “categorical” denial that Washington had any involvement in the Turkish military’s abortive uprising of July 15. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c80747cc-4d4e-41fc-a4e0-dd05643dc04P/anka-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z New York City workers discuss police killings, inequality with SEP candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/blur-j20.html On the second anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, workers spoke with Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate about the class divide in America’s largest city. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61cfa36f-062f-472a-999e-5ac0ec34c88B/blur-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z <em>Wiener-Dog</em>: Todd Solondz continues to look critically at American life http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/wien-j20.html The new film comprises four stories, loosely linked by the presence of a “wiener-dog” (dachshund). Each has at least one or more satirical, telling moments or elements. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a384059b-168f-44ae-b21c-17a5b050433C/wien-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Former British prime minister warns of revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/brow-j19.html Brown couches his comments in terms of the danger of right-wing populist forces, but his real fear is the development of a socialist movement of the working class. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38357ef4-a5a1-4afc-a65e-45bf1bf790dJ/brow-j19.html 2016-07-19T06:00:00Z US and Germany livid over failure of Turkish coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/turk-j19.html The angry denunciations of the Erdogan government by the United States and Germany make clear that they had hoped for the success of the military coup. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdce906-96ff-4136-8a2d-67a8c010839C/turk-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Amid massive police presence, Republicans push law-and-order, militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/repu-j19.html The theme of the first day of the RNC was “Make America Safe Again,” with a focus on attacking immigrants, militarism and expanding the powers of the police. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/685e03a9-dac2-4f50-b505-c47b248201dH/repu-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Highest ranking officer acquitted in Freddie Gray killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/poli-j19.html Lieutenant Brian Rice joins a long list of police officers involved in murderous attacks who have been exonerated. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57c5ca8c-602b-4883-a97b-02afbb08ff0F/poli-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Doctors strike against Papua New Guinea government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/pngs-j19.html Ahead of a parliamentary no-confidence motion on Friday, doctors have joined pilots, maritime workers and energy workers in anti-government protests. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a50fc12-4f88-460e-ad42-21d26cfa60aE/pngs-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister reshuffles his ministry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/turn-j19.html Turnbull is attempting to address the two acute pressures bearing down on his government—from Washington and the financial markets. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cb69ce7-d892-453a-a83d-66afc9f2aecL/turn-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z German parliament expands law on sexual crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/germ-j19.html The aim is to exploit an emotionally charged issue to strengthen the state and scapegoat refugees. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80effef9-5ee3-4fb3-bbf2-f76f657a607C/germ-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z UK trade unions fail to mobilise for anti-austerity demonstration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/demo-j19.html The most striking feature of the London demo was the absence of trade union leaders and Labour “lefts.” Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a19217ea-e445-4d4f-8f5b-958e171b726G/demo-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Child poverty soars in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/chil-j19.html Official figures show the greatest annual rise in child poverty in two decades between 2014 and 2015. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b333148-d75c-4e6d-92c5-ad7f1a418b9K/chil-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z EU demands more austerity after Spain and Portugal fail to cut deficits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/fine-j19.html The EU’s unprecedented call for billions of euros in fines comes amid a major banking crisis in Italy and the Brexit crisis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0e68b67-9afd-4f73-93b7-62ace9761f4O/fine-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Cuba shuffles heads of ministries in response to economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/cuba-j19.html Just days after outlining austerity measures, including reductions in energy consumption and imports, the Council of State announced that several ministers would be replaced. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/744de316-97f4-4673-a89d-5c0a36547ddC/cuba-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Atlantic City casino strike continues despite management ultimatum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/tajm-j19.html Roughly 1,000 casino workers remained on strike in defiance of an ultimatum by billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn to withdraw management’s last offer. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7dccb21-c132-4dc1-b79d-b16125ff95dD/tajm-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Republican convention opens: An obscene spectacle in Cleveland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/pers-j19.html A celebrity con man and speculator with racist and authoritarian views, Trump personifies the political decay of the American ruling elite. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2082ea3b-010a-4231-9650-3d431d09aaeM/pers-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Erie, Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/vide-j19.html Niemuth spoke to workers and young people about the defense of public education. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19fee0f6-2880-4d5a-aba1-be09db3df76D/vide-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/tat2-j19.html Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine, leading media outlets of the imperialist powers, in particular the <em>New York Times</em>, have been waging a campaign ostensibly directed at defending the Crimean Tatars from oppression by Russia. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/418bb62a-42be-4ddc-a393-01319568e55M/tat2-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/wkrs-j19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0ba5e2a-9935-489b-82a7-afd702dd473J/wkrs-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Pittsburgh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/sepc-j18.html Niemuth spoke to workers and youth in Pittsburgh, a historic center of steel production that has been hard-hit by the economic crisis. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c88a5aa-d987-44af-9232-d834cca7354A/sepc-j18.html 2016-07-18T06:00:00Z Ex-Marine guns down three police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/bato-j18.html The attack, five miles from the store where Alton Sterling was killed by police on July 6, is the second multiple shooting of police in the United States in the past 10 days. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a5716c5-4c84-42d7-8692-2c9c9196e0bC/bato-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Over 80 arrested in weekend police violence protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/poli-j18.html The protests and arrests come following the police killings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana by police officers. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e747ac2-8367-4267-8a83-ad6c44b9625K/poli-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z After Nice attack, French government calls up military reserves http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/nice-j18.html Well before the political character of the mass killing in Nice has been clearly established, the French government is pushing for military escalation inside and outside France. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a063e20-36b1-4587-a956-4be8d1daabfN/nice-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z German Left Party and Greens: Warmongering after the attack in Nice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/regr-j18.html Seizing on the murderous attack in southern France, two leading members of the German Left and Green parties demanded an intensified military intervention in Syria and Iraq. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8a050b2-0f81-4186-9592-3d01448ce7cB/regr-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Illinois health insurer announces liquidation as Obamacare co-ops collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/illi-j18.html Land of Lincoln Health insurance co-op is set to close after posting more than $1 billion in losses over the last year. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2f853f5-ee26-4258-a445-2d423f0d53eF/illi-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Social inequality escalates in Denmark amid bonanza for banks and corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/denm-j18.html Denmark has fallen from the world’s most equal society at the beginning of the millennium to number 14 in the list of European countries. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b8cfe03-3f6c-4daa-9e07-4002479130bM/denm-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Deep concerns in New Zealand ruling elite over Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/nzbe-j18.html Running through much of the media commentary is a growing alarm about potential instability, as well as a seething hostility to the working class. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3107c2ee-c8c5-40b1-9c3d-65bc24bea41L/nzbe-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Foreign minister resigns as Maldives political crisis intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/mald-j18.html Bitter infighting, driven by the geo-strategic demands of the US and India, is deepening within the Maldives ruling elite. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/982d21d1-3e02-4202-95d7-ea679dd2954B/mald-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z The Turkish coup: A warning to the international working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/pers-j18.html The attempted seizure of power by the military in Turkey, a key NATO member and sixth largest economy in Europe, is indicative of far broader dangers across the globe. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69b37c9d-b702-4de8-8727-fe452162b2aL/pers-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z The promotion of racial politics and the US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/race-j18.html The central issue in the struggle against police violence and all attacks on democratic rights is the unification of the working class in a common struggle against capitalism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ec6cf69-800b-4bd4-a6dd-49c873e9ad2C/race-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z What the coup against Jeremy Corbyn reveals about the Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/corb-j18.html Labour was, from its birth, dedicated to the defence of capitalism against the threat of international socialism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6da27537-7df3-4370-9ff1-29a45a29e2cD/corb-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Musician-singer M.I.A dropped from Afropunk festival for criticizing Black Lives Matter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/afro-j18.html M.I.A. has every right to criticize Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, who travel in privileged circles around the Obamas and other leading Democratic Party figures. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adcb545b-22c5-4f1d-93ec-0fef127bd9bB/afro-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z SEP campaigns in south Chicago area http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/chic-j18.html Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned for presidential candidate Jerry White at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, a shopping center and a transit station Saturday. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be29f20b-10e5-4174-8eb0-52837cf79ecD/chic-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z “No more war, ever!”: PSG presents posters for Berlin state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/psg-j18.html The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55b65d2f-a67d-4fd7-bf6a-cb05a03a914O/psg-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 18-24 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/twih-j18.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/511de26c-0c13-4a4e-8672-9096af12af3L/twih-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Failed military coup in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/turk-j16.html The political upheaval in Turkey is testimony to the generalised breakdown taking place internationally in the political institutions and mechanisms of bourgeois rule. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de4f265a-7643-4bbe-a076-79e14dc180eM/turk-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Incomes declining or stagnant for the vast majority in “rich” countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/econ-j16.html A new report from McKinsey Global Institute finds that for most people in the advanced capitalist countries there has been no recovery from the 2008 Wall Street crash. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dd60a6a-6de5-4731-9bb3-0d5fa04075aF/econ-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z In bid to save proxy forces in Syria, US discusses pact with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/ussy-j16.html The Obama administration has suggested a military cooperation pact with Russia aimed at salvaging the remnants of the Islamist forces it has backed against the Assad regime. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdd5f2d4-ae1e-4b00-a66f-768b416f561F/ussy-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z UK parliamentary debate buries Iraq War inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/chil-j16.html This week’s parliamentary debate on the Chilcot inquiry demonstrated that the ruling elite have no intention of allowing the war’s architects to be brought to justice. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30d2e904-8059-4aa2-8f80-2543fbf3bbfF/chil-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Trump chooses right-wing Indiana governor as running mate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/veep-j16.html The announcement came on the eve of the Republican National Convention, as the last organized opposition to Trump’s nomination was brushed aside. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4dcac82-4eb0-442b-8483-04908723de3K/veep-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z US Interior Department issues first oil drilling rules in US Arctic Seas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/arct-j16.html The White House timed the announcement so that it would have minimal impact on petroleum company plans for US Arctic Ocean exploration. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c99ac4d2-2a3e-4596-ad51-d939633da05C/arct-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Japan exploits violence in South Sudan to dispatch military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/japa-j16.html While portrayed as a rescue mission, the deployment of additional Japanese troops to Africa marks an expansion of Japan’s role on the continent. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bcf15fe-b219-401a-845e-da073e54146I/japa-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Indian troops kill dozens of protesters in Kashmir http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/kash-j16.html The past week of mass protests in Kashmir has rattled India’s Hindu supremacist BJP government and laid bare Kashmiris’ deep disaffection from the Indian state. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/082eec3f-eb76-4801-8e75-4338d425fc3P/kash-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea government faces strikes, no-confidence motion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/pngs-j16.html The country’s Supreme Court ordered a one-week delay before the vote of no-confidence, giving the opposition time to gather support to bring down the government. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a80a72a-1bdf-437c-8bee-f96419d5324K/pngs-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z US releases Saudi documents: 9/11 coverup exposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/pers-j16.html The declassification of the section of the 9/11 commission report on Saudi ties to 9/11 point to a deliberate distortion and exploitation of the attacks as a pretext for war. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2131803d-a86d-47dd-a0d0-82934511603F/pers-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z UK Guardian’s Owen Jones offers apologia for anti-Corbyn coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/jone-j16.html Jones’ criticism of the right-wing Labourites is not with their coup against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn per se, but rather its timing. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fd33f5c-9b8c-4a9e-be29-90bed09da0cL/jone-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Germany) files over 3,000 signatures for Berlin state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/sign-j16.html With the filing of more than 3,000 signatures, the PSG has now fulfilled all the conditions necessary to participate with a state-wide list in the elections for the Berlin legislature. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3b5a038-0507-45df-8102-83e848a2764M/sign-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Major police operation in Berlin prepares law-and-order election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/ger2-j16.html Last weekend, 1,000 police were illegally deployed in Berlin against 1,800 protesters, provoking a street battle. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39ba9218-4e36-4e41-8cb9-bb52ffa6813E/ger2-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z SEP candidate Niemuth discusses attacks on public education with Erie residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/erie-j16.html SEP (US) vice presidential candidate spoke with residents of Erie, Pennsylvania about social inequality, the US election and recent threats to end public education beyond eighth grade in the city. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/441711dc-b542-4e2b-b967-ccd69c568a9P/erie-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/tat1-j16.html Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine, leading media outlets of the imperialist powers, in particular the <em>New York Times</em>, have been waging a campaign ostensibly directed at defending the Crimean Tatars from oppression by Russia. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80fb70d1-28ad-461e-a8d7-aa98902eb9cG/tat1-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/obit-j16.html In addition to a remarkable command of his instrument, guitarist Häns’che Weiss was distinguished by his thrilling musicality. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dc603c3-f6ed-4c6b-9a22-07cdd41a2e2L/obit-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/labo-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9188934-9a81-4e18-b243-c871be47e90D/labo-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Global trade stagnates amid wave of protectionism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/trad-j15.html Members of the G20 were responsible for more than 80 percent of protectionist measures in 2015. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63c80a0e-50ca-4cf7-a76a-acc18f63d79L/trad-j15.html 2016-07-15T06:00:00Z One year since Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/pers-j15.html Syriza’s ceaseless collaboration in the implementation of brutal austerity measures has vindicated the warnings made by the WSWS even before the pseudo-left party came to power. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3754acd9-12a0-41a4-bd9d-2388a64c092A/pers-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Fresno video shows police murder of Dylan Noble http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/fres-j15.html Two cops fired two shots into the white youth as he stood a few feet away, then two more, including a shotgun blast, as he lay twitching on the ground. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/caaef9ec-cdd7-4da6-a1fc-148983f626eP/fres-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Fractured Australian government under intense US and economic pressure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/turn-j15.html Even before Prime Minister Turnbull names his ministry, the government is wracked by recriminations and rifts. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3b93c5b-48e4-4a45-b083-ff44bc90da4C/turn-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Manila responds to South China Sea ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/phil-j15.html The Duterte government has reacted to the ruling with caution, seeking to placate Washington and Beijing, while the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines has escalated its attacks on China. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78a18b80-8566-4361-99ce-02765ba4ae1K/phil-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z White Paper 2016: Another step in the revival of German militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/bund-j15.html On Wednesday, the German federal cabinet adopted the long announced “White Paper 2016 on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr.” Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfb5fe4e-2ee0-404a-a568-3940b6ef964E/bund-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Trudeau bolsters Canadian support for Ukraine’s far-right regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/cana-j15.html During a two-day visit, Trudeau signed a free trade agreement with the Poroshenko government and signaled support for it “reclaiming territory” through war. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0c842f2-00ba-4e38-ad67-68067731823P/cana-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Dozens murdered in possible terrorist attack in Nice, France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/nice-j15.html French President Francois Hollande invoked the horrific attack to justify expansion of the “state of emergency” for another three months. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3faa7b3b-abbd-4b8e-a3e3-c9b4d8d443cM/nice-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z US Justice Department blocked prosecution of HSBC bank for drug cartel money laundering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/hsbc-j15.html The House Financial Services Committee report makes clear that the Obama administration’s failure to hold criminally liable a single leading Wall Street figure is the result of a highly conscious and systematic policy. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09eb76f8-4429-4308-9f3a-243b5b7b555M/hsbc-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Report exposes deaths in US immigrant detention centers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/depo-j15.html Immigrant detainees in the US face substandard medical and mental health treatment with fatal consequences. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08d167d2-a0c7-4d5a-9a97-b90e178db8fH/depo-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Chicago police SWAT team terrorizes working class neighborhood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/swat-j15.html The Chicago Police Department conducted warrantless raids of homes in a neighborhood in the South Side while searching for alleged gunmen. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26197447-bb49-48b5-8868-82440bf8f84J/swat-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Unicef report reveals 250 million children are victims of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/unic-j15.html The shocking consequences for millions of children growing up in war zones can last decades. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19e5abeb-14e9-4622-a72d-3b8aebe8e10D/unic-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z UK: Children referred for “deradicalisation” under “anti-terrorist” strategy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/prev-j15.html Since the start of the 2015 academic year, increasing numbers of youth have been questioned over their religion, political affiliation and actions. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d60bce0-496f-430a-bb4f-3ef957fe9d9C/prev-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Australia: BlueScope suing steel union over one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/stee-j15.html The legal action against the Australian Workers Union is aimed at intimidating steelworkers hostile to the conditions imposed by the company-union deal last year. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e87af3c4-1369-48b8-960a-2c6f8138f8bP/stee-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z After Sanders, Green Party seeks to trap workers and youth within capitalist politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/gree-j15.html The Greens hope to become the “big tent” for protest groups in the orbit of the Democrats, which promote identity politics, economic nationalism and “green business” opportunities. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3f143b6-df12-4ecf-9539-ca9554f253fC/gree-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z One year since the New Horizons flyby of Pluto http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/plut-j15.html During the past year, the NASA spacecraft has sent back images showing canyons, plains, mountains and evidence for liquid water on Pluto. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32876a5d-dd07-49e9-83e7-56802a491a9G/plut-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/wkrs-j15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90152f6c-c795-4506-ae2b-45d2668bad9E/wkrs-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z New UK Prime Minister Theresa May to head austerity government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/tmay-j14.html May is a hard-line Thatcherite, who is considered capable of ruthlessly defending the interests of the ruling class. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e92e2db-e564-4dfb-856b-84951aa4e3eF/tmay-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z The Hague ruling: A dangerous step toward war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/pers-j14.html The court decision on the South China Sea will heighten tensions and the risk that a minor incident spirals out of control and triggers a conflict between the US and China. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d3e1e28-0407-48b6-8653-2e9827b7218L/pers-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Bailiffs and police break up another homeless camp in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/home-j14.html Shelter, a homeless charity, has produced figures showing that last year in England, 148,000 renting households, equivalent to 350,000 renters, were put at risk of eviction. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8490529-f6bc-4f06-b85c-c2ad7bf73b3E/home-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Following South China Sea ruling, Australian Labor Party again demands military action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/scsa-j14.html Australia’s central role in the US preparations for war with China has proceeded despite the misgivings of sections of the ruling elite. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36a90271-96b5-44d0-8a87-0e61dfbd60bG/scsa-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Despite South China Sea crisis, EU deepens relations with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/euch-j14.html EU officials are pointedly refusing to endorse US and Filipino claims against China in the South China Sea, as laid out in Tuesday’s court ruling in The Hague. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d1858bc-997f-465e-b482-2b2db123ee2G/euch-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z US Marines deploy to South Sudan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/suda-j14.html The deployment, carried out in the name of protecting US citizens, marks the latest escalation in the drive by US imperialism to assert control over Sudan and its oil resources. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca28a363-5fda-4541-bc05-7606957bb49I/suda-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z After endorsement, Sanders attempts to convince angry supporters to back Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/sand-j14.html Sanders is now engaged in the political alchemy of convincing the 13 million people who voted for him and other supporters that the deeply hated Clinton would champion their interests. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73a24b1e-bd12-43f0-babc-34434e90d48N/sand-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z EU shaken by Italian banking crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/ital-j14.html European economic and financial experts anticipate that Italy’s banking crisis could trigger Europe’s next great crisis. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a0a91c5-a8fe-4602-b9f2-35cca0ac1a9A/ital-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Pauline Hanson’s One Nation returns to Australian parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/hans-j14.html By posturing as an anti-elite candidate, Hanson exploits the social crisis caused by successive Labor and Coalition governments. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5713fbe-41f6-4466-9eb3-8429980b768H/hans-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Podemos fractures after poor Spanish election result http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/pode-j14.html Podemos’ poor election result reflects growing alienation from this pro-capitalist party, which repeatedly reassured the ruling class that it would protect their interests. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b604f68-221d-41c0-9bdb-435fa0d2318K/pode-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Canada expands role in US-led offensives on three fronts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/cana-j14.html At the NATO summit, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged Canada to leading a new forward combat force in Latvia, committed additional troops to Iraq, and announced new funding for Afghan security forces. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf72517f-6d42-4b85-affd-24059810c77P/cana-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z DUPLICATE http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/dupl-j14.html Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bba60a6-cc46-4a65-ada5-8cc824e67bcE/dupl-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Amid Brexit shocks, Indian elite seeks “new opportunities” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/brex-j14.html The Indian government is attempting to use Britain’s exit from the EU to pursue its own economic and strategic interests. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb0049d1-842b-4661-b31e-c9a36570e56C/brex-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z West Virginia county rejects state-ordered education cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/boon-j14.html The state government is threatening to take control of the Boone County school district. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa4c36d5-19bf-4749-b1be-deb5b112dafB/boon-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z The New York Times, Michael Eric Dyson and the politics of race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/dyso-j14.html The <em>Times</em> is on guard and ready to denounce anything—a political development, a book, even a movie—that challenges its racialist agenda. This agenda has become more and more central as the class struggle has grown more intense. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf4dc4ba-d52f-4f7b-b1dc-e01c03bc204D/dyso-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z In Defense of the American Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/revo-j14.html The American Revolution, the most progressive event in world history in its time, continues to inspire the struggle for equality. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2657887-ecfe-4559-944c-023d70c3f3aA/revo-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z The life and career of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/kiar-j14.html The Iranian director will be best remembered and long honored for the series of feature films, including documentaries, that he made between 1987 and 1997. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a22dfaa-57a0-460f-99ba-68441383cdaN/kiar-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z SEP candidate for vice president takes socialist campaign to western Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/nile-j14.html SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth took his campaign to an area that has been economically devastated over the past three decades by layoffs in the steel industry Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/170137b8-db4c-41a2-9884-190dc9b5df0E/nile-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Supporters of SEP presidential campaign achieve write-in ballot status in Kentucky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/kent-j14.html Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac066a18-1568-42ff-8554-cec8bc5648eJ/kent-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Hague court decision sets stage for US confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/scse-j13.html Yesterday’s tribunal ruling branding China’s actions in the South China Sea as “illegal” provides another pretext for the US to ramp up its military expansion in Asia. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f598614a-52ae-4779-948a-90e702f279dD/scse-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z The predictable and pathetic end of Sanders’ “political revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/pers-j13.html The Sanders campaign has provided a major political lesson to millions of young people and workers attracted to his call for a “political revolution” against the “billionaire class.” Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81dd8059-7664-46a0-b556-4c3d921e9bbJ/pers-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Right-wing ruling coalition wins Japan’s upper house election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/japa-j13.html The LDP’s victory gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the necessary numbers to revise the Japanese constitution in line with his push for re-militarization. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67a37bfd-85f0-4629-8d0f-a8847e7c34aM/japa-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Obama in Dallas: Platitudes and lies on police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/dall-j13.html To deliver an honest speech, Obama would have had to admit that the epidemic of police killings as well as the shootings in Dallas are either the direct product of or blowback from his administration’s policies. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa21fc9f-1016-47ff-8565-35c897c5e0fG/dall-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z UK Labour’s governing body says Jeremy Corbyn will be on leadership ballot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/corb-j13.html There is no reason for anyone to believe that the National Executive Committee’s decision puts an end to the ongoing coup attempt against Corbyn. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/003ae9e0-53a7-43ab-9dad-5cc8fef1c26H/corb-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Labour’s Jack Straw and MI6’s Sir Mark Allen shielded from prosecution over rendition to Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/liby-j13.html The British government has spent at least £600,000 to prevent a civil case going ahead, forcing Straw and Allen to give evidence. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b2fc599-05e4-4e80-be51-2aed2918203F/liby-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z US Defense Secretary Carter announces 560 more US troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/usse-j13.html The deployments will support a joint US-Iraqi offensive against the urban center of Mosul, which is projected to last for months and turn hundreds of thousands more Iraqis into refugees. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df3479e9-a273-4289-8b7e-6bdde5e195cM/usse-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Officials prepare for mass repression at Republican National Convention in Cleveland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/clev-j13.html Security officials have been expanding police-state measures and deliberately targeting protesters for surveillance and harassment. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63428684-4395-4f3c-83f4-6dcbd954f17G/clev-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Immigrants in Los Angeles denounce police repression worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/immi-j13.html Workers and youth from El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico expressed opposition to state violence, poverty and social inequality. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cddf5b10-e33e-4d40-b189-4afe5f1fd3aJ/immi-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Housing crisis intensifies in Syracuse, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/syra-j13.html The housing situation for the working class in Syracuse belies the claims of economic recovery by the Obama administration. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff425316-9eaa-479e-bdf8-e9675a00eaaE/syra-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z German militarism on display at NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/nato-j13.html Two years after German officials announced plans to remilitarise the country, media outlets are warning of preparations for “total war.” Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74318fa2-2a15-41c2-8aa6-592cd81b12aM/nato-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Head-on train collision near Bari, Italy kills at least 25 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/bari-j13.html The single track where the trains collided has no automatic braking system similar to other areas in Italy’s poorer southern regions. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3019830f-6b42-45f3-91da-0d3d17c0550O/bari-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Evictions of private tenants increase by over 50 percent in England and Wales http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/evic-j13.html The wealth of private landlords stands in stark contrast to that of their tenants. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97c40685-b51b-41cf-81b6-92fb55141fcE/evic-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z An interview with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of <em>The Free State of Jones</em>—Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/byn2-j13.html This is the second part of a conversation with Victoria Bynum, whose research helped inspire the film <em>Free State of Jones</em>, about an insurrection by Southern Unionists against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f67dee8-7c21-4bf4-95f5-5947d28cb06K/byn2-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z The way forward after the Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/meet-j13.html The SEP advocated an active boycott of the referendum, arguing that the progressive and democratic unification of Europe can only be achieved through a revolutionary struggle for the United Socialist States of Europe. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/812933d8-8b70-413c-96a6-8e460a71883A/meet-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Theresa May wins Conservative leadership contest and will be new UK prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/tory-j12.html The ruthless dispatch of contender Andrea Leadsom, in order to secure the favoured candidate of the ruling elite as prime minister, is testament to the dire crisis facing the British bourgeoisie. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31a2e037-7bba-4ef3-81c0-76988a77ba4H/tory-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z A dangerous turn to economic nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/pers-j12.html With all efforts to return global economic growth to pre-2008 levels having failed, the ruling class’s economic theorists have turned to the promotion of protectionism and nationalism. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4e9a771-4efc-4742-b2ed-ce3bb3b40e6B/pers-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Angela Eagle chosen to front anti-Corbyn coup in UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/corb-j12.html The campaign to remove UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by 172 MPs pits the Parliamentary Labour Party against the vast majority of Labour Party supporters. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a68d6421-81bb-4ef4-9412-600109ceb33J/corb-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon ignored in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/scot-j12.html While the Brexit crisis centres on British relations with the EU, the unanticipated debacle is also threatening to destabilise relations between and within all the EU’s component countries. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b0190c-9a5c-49b7-a25f-4ad0afbf7b3O/scot-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Democratic platform deal sets stage for Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/dems-j12.html The political theatre in Orlando was aimed at convincing Sanders supporters that the Vermont senator’s “political revolution” had shifted the Democrats and Clinton to the left. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bccb5c3-2b53-4f1b-83bb-7d3fec2146dF/dems-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Militarized police forces throughout the US carry out mass arrests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/poli-j12.html Police departments have exploited the killing of five police officers to further curb democratic rights and clamp down on anti-police brutality protests across the country. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2711e9b8-beed-4446-8c81-b40b7ad787cB/poli-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Hague court decides South China Sea case today http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/scse-j12.html Regardless of the details of today’s tribunal decision, Washington will exploit the ruling to escalate its war drive against China. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b53bf981-e037-499a-94da-5ee02eb4fddO/scse-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z SEP’s 2016 election campaign in Australia furthers fight for international anti-war movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/sepr-j12.html At the centre of the campaign was the development of political analysis to clarify workers and young people on the necessity for a socialist and internationalist perspective. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85a7a209-e42b-4e2d-af9d-7d7fbe7e438O/sepr-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Anger, uncertainty as layoffs hit Fiat Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/shap-j12.html The job cuts are the first permanent layoffs at Fiat Chrysler since the company emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70a5cf59-b415-42a9-94f3-39e1c4bea79J/shap-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Massachusetts governor’s fiscal control board rams through privatizations of public transit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/mbta-j12.html MBTA workers face job losses and cuts to pensions at the hands of an unelected board created after the winter of 2015. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1ac41a1-e5be-453e-b3b2-610d79b9b19J/mbta-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Hungarian government cracks down on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/hung-j12.html The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban is carrying out mass deportations of refugees to Serbia and Croatia without due process. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/607ae318-75a0-4a3a-898f-ae2c956a6b7B/hung-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z With Washington’s blessing, Boeing signs mega-deal with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/iran-j12.html Boeing’s $20 billion deal to sell commercial aircraft to Iran Air is by far the largest US business transaction with Tehran since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d44ac2b3-1a74-49f5-b3ba-bcf37e0937eB/iran-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Opposition party in South Korea hit by corruption probe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/kore-j12.html The investigation into the People’s Party is a politically-motivated attack by President Park Geun-hye’s administration. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97caf324-2944-4c17-ba3b-c3e38a9aa0fH/kore-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z An interview with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of <em>The Free State of Jones</em>—Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/byn1-j12.html We are posting a conversation with Victoria Bynum, whose research helped inspire the film <em>Free State of Jones</em>, about an insurrection by Southern Unionists against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8af0e8f8-9534-4eb5-a609-a7a74f75b4bJ/byn1-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/seps-j12.html The mounting strikes and protests in Sri Lanka can only be advanced through a break from the entire ruling class and the fight for a unified international and socialist movement of the working class. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/217cae35-4bfc-43f3-a653-f577f563eacD/seps-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z <em>The Mare</em> by Mary Gaitskill: Attention to social inequality—in her own way http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/mare-j12.html In her new novel, Gaitskill focuses on a poor Dominican teenager from New York City, the suburban family she lives with during the summer and her experiences relating to a particularly abused horse. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95908ab3-37d7-42e5-a7d0-442decb525fI/mare-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/wkrs-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/609fe5f7-4e40-4e0d-92a7-817bbf323ccO/wkrs-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Hundreds arrested in US protests against police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/prot-j11.html Thousands took to the streets across the United States to voice their outrage over two recent police killings of unarmed black men. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96d72466-d554-4b2a-96c1-f3aa9898dc7P/prot-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Race, class and police murder in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/pers-j11.html The campaign to portray the United States as riven by racial hatred serves definite and reactionary social and political aims. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c34cafc7-a8d0-485d-87dc-c2e52e89d22M/pers-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Protesters speak out on police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/ints-j11.html Protesters in Washington DC and Jacksonville, Florida, among the thousands who demonstrated against police killings this weekend, spoke with the </em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94ccfc75-0e6a-40da-a5b4-57407293c95O/ints-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z New video shows off-duty New York cop murdering motorist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/smal-j11.html A store surveillance video has surfaced that shows the killing of Delrawn Small by off-duty New York Police Department officer Wayne Isaacs at a traffic altercation. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/573a1651-e703-4337-bd6c-515ac1e9c10K/smal-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Video exposes Fresno police lies in shooting death of Dylan Noble http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/nobl-j11.html Noble, an unarmed 19-year-old white youth, was killed by two police officers from Fresno, an impoverished city of about one-half million located in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff4806d6-bf61-4a38-959a-5ecc978f9f6B/nobl-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z NATO summit plans escalation against Russia in Eastern Europe, Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/wars-j11.html NATO is planning a major military escalation, based on plans for a perpetual state of war in the Middle East and preparations for all-out war with Russia in Europe. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b5328ae-f86d-4143-bd20-96210f8f636H/wars-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Leadership contest launched, raising prospect of split in UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/corb-j11.html Nothing is being ruled out by the Parliamentary Labour Party, including the possibility that Labour leader Corbyn will not be allowed to stand in a leadership contest. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ddc8df-07e5-4180-8221-418f874323fA/corb-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Coalition parties to form unstable government in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/turn-j11.html After the political and media establishment did everything possible during the election to prevent any debate on the rising danger of war, that issue is set to erupt. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9241667-8768-41a5-a3c7-928229061a1N/turn-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z UN court to deliver decision on South China Sea disputes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/usch-j11.html With a ruling imminent, the US has cranked up its propaganda apparatus and military activity in the South China Sea, setting the stage for a dangerous confrontation with China. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f0e942e-337d-4b9b-82a2-9c76fdabd5aH/usch-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z US and South Korea agree on THAAD anti-missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/thaa-j11.html The installation will likely inflame tensions while continuing to stoke an arms race in East Asia. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceb9a1d2-8abd-4993-a149-6ee860b1360L/thaa-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Five agency workers crushed to death in British scrapyard http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/deat-j11.html Three serious incidents have occurred at the Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant in the Nechells area of Birmingham in the last few years. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f755c761-57bc-4a0c-9fbe-987cdfa9fc3D/deat-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Prison spending rises three times faster than education funding in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/pris-j11.html Government policy—of both Democrats and Republicans—is to jettison the funding of public education while transferring vast sums to militarize the police and build prisons. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebb0c4a4-13b2-4c3f-ab0b-4229ef06a2fO/pris-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z New York City takes major step in privatization of public housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/nych-j11.html The de Blasio administration is moving forward with its NextGen program, which will lease open space within public housing complexes to private developers. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fc004ee-ad0e-44f5-890a-b8aae76bc72A/nych-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z European Union working with African despots to deter refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/euaf-j11.html At their latest meeting in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, EU interior ministers agreed on speedier deportation of refugees and closer cooperation with African dictatorships. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b082565-982d-4462-abf8-e5a3e54dfd7O/euaf-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/pref-j11.html We publish here the preface to <em>A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016</em> by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f700896-65f6-4e51-a72f-3a65708982aM/pref-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Axel Honneth at Humboldt University: A socialism that is nothing of the sort http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/honn-j11.html At Berlin’s Humboldt University, philosophy professors Axel Honneth and Christoph Menke, SPD politician Gesine Schwan and Left Party leader Sahra Wagenknecht spoke about the “relevance of socialism today.” Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3879bdf-68de-487c-abe2-d7a74743f49L/honn-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z “Cinema has the potential to make us richer in spirit”—filmmaker Paul Cox (1940–2016) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/paul-j11.html Cox directed over 40 dramatic features and documentaries—the overwhelming majority on paper-thin budgets—during his more than forty-year career. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6474a533-56e4-4508-a554-a84e2dc75b3M/paul-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 11-17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/twih-j11.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3645ee7-749b-468e-8584-6d10e7fdf2eG/twih-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Afghan war veteran guns down five Dallas police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/cops-j09.html The Dallas events take place in the context of an unrelenting campaign to portray the police killing of unarmed men in exclusively racial terms. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8310f53d-39a0-42da-a0ab-f8ac15463b5G/cops-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Merkel calls for German rearmament ahead of NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/nato-j09.html At the heart of the chancellor’s speech was a justification for war preparations against Russia, which NATO is slated to announce in Warsaw this weekend. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fe01a34-39e4-4852-a8ef-70177ae4558I/nato-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Polish government puts Warsaw under effective martial law for NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/poli-j09.html The government has put Warsaw under terrorist alert, allowing for implementation of the harsh security measures previously possible only under the martial law. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/106540ed-b40e-463b-bf7d-b64747d1bd3I/poli-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian parliamentarian calls for Iraqi war crimes trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/wilk-j09.html Andrew Wilkie declared that he would like to see an international court to hear the “pretty compelling case” against George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard for war crimes. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb383e91-ddc8-4a35-9fb0-0d91fa3f705N/wilk-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian election outcome heightens divisions within the Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/gree-j09.html Poor election results by the Greens have provoked bitter recriminations in the party's ranks. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c855e54-b0b3-45af-b66a-6ea2ddea549P/gree-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Philippine police and vigilantes kill 72 during first week of Duterte government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/phil-j09.html Duterte is pursuing his fascistic agenda, including to reinstate the death penalty and to reduce the minimum age of criminal accountability as low as nine years. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7883e71c-45d3-40ee-ba13-fab0cd88cf4O/phil-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Widespread destruction in China following floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/chin-j09.html At least 186 people have been killed, dozens remain missing and 32 million people have been affected overall. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c75245-f517-4fcd-932b-af2162076a2F/chin-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Canada’s elite rattled by Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/cana-j09.html While most of the establishment has deplored the vote by the UK to leave the EU, the pro-Quebec independence PQ and some Conservatives have hailed the assertion of “national sovereignty.” Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6acbbcf4-5033-4ceb-9dc1-9a67887ef7eI/cana-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z US unemployment rate rises despite rebound in new jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/jobs-j09.html The number of people counted as unemployed actually increased by 347,000, a higher figure than the number of jobs added. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99c60edb-cf10-422b-8d22-461be0718bfI/jobs-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Erie, Pennsylvania school district passes austerity budget with emergency funding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/erie-j09.html While the budget would keep high schools open for another year, deep cuts to programs and staff will continue. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7523882c-b246-4900-8901-b553c318edaB/erie-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z San Joaquin County, California strikers sent back to work with no contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/sanj-j09.html The Service Employee International Union ordered thousands of San Joaquin County workers to return to work after a three-day strike over unfair labor practices. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/777ee63e-e25f-4ffd-b176-11be1bb683bI/sanj-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z British fake bomb detectors withdrawn from Iraq following terrorist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/fake-j09.html Thousands of Iraqis have died as a result of car and truck bombs since 2006, when the fake devices first came into use at checkpoints in Baghdad and Basra. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddb421e0-2686-4688-a83a-db496061697O/fake-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Chile’s “General Never Again” arrested for Caravan of Death killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/chil-j09.html The prosecution of the general tapped to head the army by former Socialist Party President Roberto Lagos exposes the character of Chile’s so-called democratic transition. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25380861-ef11-45a4-bf20-db95effbb7eC/chil-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z NATO’s war summit in Warsaw http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/pers-j09.html NATO policy in Eastern Europe aims to permanently threaten Russia with all-out war while seeking to contain the alliance’s own escalating internal divisions. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/daad86ce-908d-4c84-8050-2c12a048130C/pers-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Video: West Virginia coal miners discuss social crisis with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/vide-j08.html Southern West Virginia, which holds a special place in the history of the class struggle in the US, is today mired in depression-like conditions. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c76528d7-dfd4-4205-b3a7-b024c6b004aK/vide-j08.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Left Unity endorses pro-EU offensive to overturn Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/left-j09.html Left Unity has lent its services to the campaign to mobilize sections of student youth and middle class professionals behind a pro-EU, anti-working class agenda. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c142fe4-4d59-4cab-a4e8-92cfc43b0e3N/left-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Toward a socialist future: Children’s picture books after the Bolshevik Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/sovi-j09.html <em>A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia</em>, an exhibition at the House of Illustration gallery in London, brings to light the artistic impetus provided by the October Revolution to children’s book illustrations. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0afad3f3-bf86-4d7a-8d78-f04e9129488E/sovi-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z SEP public meetings: The Australian election crisis and the way forward for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/sepm-j09.html The SEP will explain the socialist and internationalist program that workers must take up in order to fight for their class interests. The meeting in Sydney will be live-streamed on Facebook. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a2f5a68-3e5d-4caa-9ca8-a69faaa07f7H/sepm-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/labo-j09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce86cc10-e8a2-4c6b-b80d-1b5a21f104fK/labo-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z IMF chief points to war danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/laga-j08.html International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde warned against the dangers posed by the prospect of a “wave of protectionism.” Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5b24d92-301d-46f5-85dc-4e5789121e3M/laga-j08.html 2016-07-08T06:00:00Z The police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota: The class issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/pers-j08.html Millions of people around the world have reacted with shock, outrage and revulsion at the latest videos and images of police murder in the United States. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e46d9b7b-126a-4a3d-9266-8378d4cb5afK/pers-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z NATO convenes summit in Warsaw to make war preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/nato-j08.html The measures to be decided on by the western military alliance in the Polish capital will further escalate the threat of war in Europe. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c94dc65b-25d0-4b82-a951-fa4b4a9c975L/nato-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z German arms exports almost doubled in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/arms-j08.html In all probability, German arms exports will increase again this year. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29b4abe2-d7ba-49fc-b855-8acc20ffc52G/arms-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z UK: Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn refuses to call Tony Blair a war criminal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/corb-j08.html Corbyn’s silence is his response to the efforts by 80 percent of Labour MPs, led by the Blairite wing of the party, to remove him as party leader. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/458610e5-49fa-4719-a39e-2afed2ba6abF/corb-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Protests erupt throughout the US against string of police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/minn-j08.html Philando Castile's fiancée livestreamed the aftermath of the grisly shooting, which occurred during a traffic stop Wednesday evening. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/356bcc54-c05b-409d-9d82-eba8d064c99L/minn-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z FBI director defends decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/fbi-j08.html FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday about his decision not to bring criminal charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc10a243-19a5-4e09-8366-62e3aafc328B/fbi-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Obama administration issued over 1,000 offshore fracking permits in Gulf of Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/frac-j08.html The United States has surpassed Saudi Arabia in daily oil production, primarily due to an increase in fracking. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3ac89e2-a594-4310-bf84-9dea6f7ef93F/frac-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Financial markets intervene in Australia’s political turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/elec-j08.html Standard &amp; Poor’s has decreed that the next government must “forcefully” impose severe cuts to social spending and other austerity measures. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeb6ec40-73c3-4e62-bb0a-f5e143e1e77N/elec-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z French parliamentary report on terror attacks calls for new police powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/fran-j08.html The report, which evades the role of the imperialist war in Syria in creating the Islamist networks that carried out the attacks, is awash with contradictions and evasions. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/834ef63e-da00-4a4d-8212-4a82b5f9307E/fran-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Protests against utility hikes in Kiev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/ukra-j08.html Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Ukraine’s capital to march against further increases in the cost of basic services, which have already tripled since late 2013. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb744589-b9f2-44a3-b9ad-73f995e0c7cK/ukra-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Chinese Walmart workers engage in wildcat strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/walm-j08.html The strike has spread rapidly, with Walmart workers determined to reach out to their national and international co-workers. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a593368-03d1-4408-a78a-460716a6b1fN/walm-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Deepening social inequality in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/inqu-j08.html The richest 10 percent now control 60 percent of the country’s wealth, while the working class is suffering from soaring housing costs and cuts to welfare services. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1afb9f1-008c-456c-bfff-546de16ef2aH/inqu-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z The New York Times on the Chilcot report on Iraq war: “Nothing new here” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/medi-j08.html During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the <em>Times</em> provided invaluable assistance to the Bush administration in dragging the American people into a criminal war based on lies. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c61c336-4b81-4624-a21a-1fed9b8db21E/medi-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/wkrs-j08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d04b6d3e-8de5-4a56-b1ec-10ec4aa3797C/wkrs-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Protests erupt following brutal police killing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/brla-j07.html The grisly execution-style murder is only the latest in an epidemic of police killings which have become a regular feature of American life. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdc21e6c-3703-45ec-b84e-dd855921c3dH/brla-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z The Chilcot verdict on Iraq: A war crime by British and US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/pers-j07.html The Chilcot report provides conclusive proof that those responsible for the war have the blood of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, on their hands. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84f97f07-8f08-4b00-b4a3-5dd73481a04N/pers-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Obama halts drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/afgh-j07.html The White House announced Wednesday that 8,400 US troops will remain deployed in Afghanistan until Obama leaves office next January. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8df59ce4-2009-45fd-bd7e-e076e8cf3bfK/afgh-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Signs of post-Brexit financial crisis mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/econ-j07.html The suspension of cash redemptions by six property investment firms in Britain could set off a crisis extending to the banking system. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52956fb2-58c5-4416-a5db-1757b49fc02I/econ-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Australian election crisis fuels rifts in governing Coalition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/libs-j07.html Even if Turnbull is able to form a government, the result will be an unstable administration, wracked by divisions. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef40d2ba-23ec-40b0-9554-70e8babd700A/libs-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Australia: Brewery maintenance workers rally to defend jobs, wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/carl-j07.html The unions organised the rally to place pressure on company executives to collaborate with them in driving down workers’ wages and conditions. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5720a12-bce5-4187-8fcb-a6355a36de2K/carl-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z US planners prepare air war on China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/usch-j07.html The Mitchell Institute report released last week reveals the detailed character of the Pentagon’s preparations and plans for a conflict with China. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42d1d075-beb3-4338-b5e1-cab012fdbb9D/usch-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z India and Iran approve Chabahar corridor, amid heightening tensions in South and Central Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/inir-j07.html To access energy resources and strike a strategic blow against China and Pakistan, India plans to build a transport corridor via Iran to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/150eafbf-c719-4e9b-a986-8a40d4df9a0H/inir-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors vote to reject contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/doct-j07.html Junior doctors rejected a contract supported by the British Medical Association union that slashes overtime pay and extends working hours. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ec8997-40a5-430d-b410-988b37c41c7G/doct-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton uses Atlantic City casino strikers as campaign props http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/casi-j07.html In a gesture to the unions, Clinton used her speech to promote economic nationalism. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08609ace-bae4-434e-be6a-43ed8cf465cG/casi-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Chelsea Manning hospitalized, then returned to prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/mann-j07.html While some media reports claimed a suicide attempt was involved, this has not been confirmed by the Army or Manning’s attorneys. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8571b7f1-b78b-4c6a-b429-87ec6db99ecO/mann-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Wisconsin Department of Corrections force-feeds hunger strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/feed-j07.html The prisoners are protesting solitary confinement. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5aa4a49a-540b-4195-aa83-ad8ccf62719M/feed-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Brazil’s interim president vows to carry through “unpopular” austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/braz-j07.html The agenda of the interim government is to place the full weight of the country’s economic crisis onto the backs of the working class and poor. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81954a41-1e83-44ec-830b-525960b2282F/braz-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Canada Post moves to lock out 50,000 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/cupw-j07.html While Canada Post is pressing for sweeping concessions, the union, CUPW is seeking to isolate the workers and thwart strike action. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d3246ca-507e-4c34-826e-35ee5d6791bP/cupw-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Social Democrats, Left Party and Greens preparing coalition in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/redg-j07.html Despite its proponents’ left phrase-mongering, the proposed coalition would aim to secure German hegemony in Europe. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0db17ac8-78d2-4d1d-b116-3336d45f498F/redg-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Michael Cimino, director of <em>The Deer Hunter</em> and <em>Heaven’s Gate</em>, dead at 77 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/cimi-j07.html Cimino is best known as the director of <em>The Deer Hunter</em> (1978), which won numerous Academy Awards, and <em>Heaven’s Gate</em> (1980), which was denounced by leading critics, lost a great deal of money and severely damaged Cimino’s career. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2759940-5947-4d27-a557-415b124049bG/cimi-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Australian voters speak on Brexit and the political issues facing the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/inte-j07.html The remarks of workers and young people underscored the widespread hostility towards the political establishment. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1004285e-8e10-446f-bb92-07d721e3586H/inte-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Former UAW official Marc Stepp dies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/step-j07.html The sweeping concessions Stepp and other union officials imposed on Chrysler workers were a milestone in the corporatist degeneration of the UAW and the American labor movement as a whole. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9be2ee25-d6f8-4d8d-b70f-3f64c4d003cO/step-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Amid protests, French government uses emergency powers to impose draft labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/fran-j06.html The use of the constitution’s Article 49-3 to impose a redraft of the law without a vote in the National Assembly testifies to the Socialist Party’s contempt for democracy. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3633c5ef-df77-4893-855b-4addddbd9b9A/fran-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z The political issues posed by the Australian election crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/pers-j06.html The ruling elites, whether in Australia or around the world, cannot return to the stable and predictable parliamentary forms through which they governed in the past. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5148c350-5a22-4a2e-aff2-b92b345b9b2M/pers-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z FBI rejects criminal charges against Clinton in email investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/fbi-j06.html The decision clears a last major hurdle to Clinton’s becoming the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd99ebbe-c9e9-4a23-87b7-786a5d4c1aaH/fbi-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Obama campaigns with Hillary Clinton at North Carolina rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/obam-j06.html The speeches by Clinton and the current president continued to press the shopworn portrayal of the Democratic Party as a defender of the “middle class.” Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8133a04-ecf4-442e-83cd-1444568b119O/obam-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z UK Conservative leadership doubles down on Brexit as pound resumes plunge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/tory-j06.html The pound fell to a 31-year low against the dollar following news that economic growth in the UK slowed to less than 0.2 percent in the second quarter. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c8558f5-6b65-4c37-a408-ad6d31aa865C/tory-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Britain’s right-wing media call for creation of new pro-European Union party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/part-j06.html Leading commentators in the financial press view the founding of a new party as a means of reversing a strategic setback for the dominant sections of British capital. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa4d72fd-c9a7-412f-9ea9-2c637156799H/part-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Brexit to intensify Sri Lankan economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/econ-j06.html The British vote threatens to exacerbate Sri Lanka’s balance of payments crisis and deepen the widespread discontent over the government’s austerity measures. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afa5c0bc-7862-4a15-9b93-617df8f9b6cF/econ-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Chinese military drills ahead of South China Sea court ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/chin-j06.html The military exercises are meant as a warning to the US, which has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the sea over the past six years. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68cd72d3-f520-458b-a7c9-a839e0eef9dJ/chin-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Syriza government cuts pensions and privatises state property in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/gree-j06.html While the Syriza government is throwing pensioners into even more dire poverty, they are also selling off state property to foreign investors. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e541628d-656f-44bf-8f5a-e049b77ec49C/gree-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Lufthansa flight attendants union accepts arbitration agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/luft-j06.html By agreeing to the arbitration award, the union is stabbing cabin staff and pilots in the back in their struggle to defend jobs, wages and pensions. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82f7fd5b-a5ec-4629-8eb6-d837b68b106O/luft-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z UK: Forty-two years after Birmingham pub bombings, inquest to be reopened http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/birm-j06.html The inquest is into the bombings themselves and their victims, rather than the frame-up of six innocent men. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/208c5dee-957c-4d47-9c1a-324c7da188fB/birm-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z The Istanbul terror attack, the Boston Marathon bombings and the Chechen connection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/bost-j06.html There is ample evidence that the unholy alliance of US intelligence agencies with anti-Russian jihadist elements in the North Caucasus has produced at least one fatal terror attack within the borders of the United States. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9c35b11-2d4c-485a-8748-77b3b86cd5fG/bost-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Study reveals mass homelessness, hunger among California State University students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/csus-j06.html The study, the first of its kind at a public university, estimated that almost 1 in 10 CSU students were homeless while another 1 in 5 were hungry. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b34f9ef-2398-4798-b8a4-f85632319aaD/csus-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Australian election: Workers and young people speak on mounting social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/inte-j06.html Many of those who spoke to the WSWS expressed anger over the gutting of essential services, widespread unemployment and the growth of social inequality. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a260e85-d9a7-4f5e-be39-39671787a2dH/inte-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Video: SEP presidential candidate visits flood-ravaged West Virginia town http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/wvvd-j06.html Residents in Clendenin, West Virginia spoke with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White about last month’s floods, which nearly destroyed the small mountain community of 1,200 people. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3992115f-86a4-496d-b91e-c45fc14c993I/wvvd-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/stan-j06.html Ralph Stanley led one of the most remarkable groups in Bluegrass music and was among the genre’s greatest banjo players and singers. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/943466d6-d47c-4ff1-8f9a-7208e875603H/stan-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Australian corporate chief suggests a “dictator” to resolve political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/harv-j05.html Gerry Harvey’s remarks express widespread hostility within ruling circles towards democratic forms of rule. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d1299d1-c035-4350-9795-c98dc9da53bI/harv-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Brexit and the return of European militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/pers-j05.html The European Union has reacted to the outcome of the referendum on UK membership of the European Union by calling for the militarization of the continent. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/780511a9-08fd-49a5-bdd2-1e93247d5f7G/pers-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Australia: Deepening social discontent produces post-election turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/vote-j05.html The loss of support for the major parties, including the Greens, was most pronounced in the Senate where a record 26 percent of votes went to other political groupings. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/048b24f9-7fc6-40fc-b0bd-eee100b8578I/vote-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Washington plans escalation of war for regime-change in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/syra-j05.html Both the Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential candidates have declared their support for intensified bombing and the imposition of a no-fly zone directed against the Syrian regime and its Russian backers. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40079897-95e0-4a67-b372-67547b18782O/syra-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Union boss offers to broker “peace” deal with Labour’s anti-Corbyn plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/corb-j05.html A frantic last-ditch effort is being made to force the resignation of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so as to avoid a fresh leadership contest. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/845b579f-61ef-41ff-99af-a6814b3b9f1P/corb-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Legal challenge threatened following UK Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/brex-j05.html The move represents the most serious attempt to date to overturn the result of the referendum. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf0a063f-f8bb-4646-a8f5-a1dbc6f2a58M/brex-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z UK teachers hold one-day strike against education bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/teac-j05.html The strike by National Union of Teachers members takes place amid the drive for the complete privatisation of state education. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fb972f6-1aef-4a61-a7f7-4f0103c7005N/teac-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Volkswagen: 700 workers lose their jobs in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/volk-j05.html The VW board is using the company’s current crisis to make long-planned cuts in its workforce, relying heavily on the IG Metall trade union and its related works councils. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cfd86be-e70e-412d-aa9e-4107222a901N/volk-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z West Virginia flood highlights impact of budget cuts, decayed infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/wvir-j05.html Federal and state agencies ignored warnings about inadequate flood protections, home-building standards and the impact of logging and mining. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48d82fc0-49c9-4cb2-97dc-af357da12a8D/wvir-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Family files lawsuit against TSA for violent arrest of teenage cancer patient http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/tsa-j05.html Hannah Cohen, who is partially deaf, blind and paralyzed, was arrested while traveling home from cancer treatment and suffered bruising on her face and bloody cuts on her head. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17578bf9-b8ba-4a94-ac41-fa24209578cC/tsa-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Trump Taj Mahal casino workers strike continues through July Fourth weekend http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/casi-j05.html Nearly 1,000 workers at The Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City continued their walkout, fighting for restored health and pension benefits and a pay increase. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e1302f1-f0de-4406-862f-b6698f4a132J/casi-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z New Zealand pseudo-lefts silent on Maoist alliance with Philippine president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/phil-j05.html Fightback and Redline have long promoted the CPP, which has now taken cabinet posts in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, a fascistic figure. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1650ecb0-0291-4e19-a5f2-920d3ca8fb9H/phil-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z US attempt to hustle India into Nuclear Suppliers Group stalls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/insg-j05.html US officials have vowed to work with India to secure its entry into the NSG, while joining India in suggesting that Beijing was responsible for its rebuff. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f44da0a-5d64-40e4-bc13-7fd97532c26K/insg-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Australian voters speak out against drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/elin-j05.html Despite the official conspiracy of silence over the US plans for war against China, workers and youth expressed concern about the growth of militarism. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46532c6b-8291-4675-ae87-6fd55194ad0H/elin-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z The Fort Bragg baseball game, American militarism and the Fourth of July http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/brag-j05.html Sunday’s baseball game at the Fort Bragg military base was intended to manipulate the celebration of the American Revolution in order to promote militarism and war. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7198057a-293f-4c6e-83fb-911b15a9175E/brag-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Video discussion from West Virginia: SEP candidates Jerry White and Naomi Spencer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/vide-j05.html On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90d29653-b98c-4066-878f-80f0590e144J/vide-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/juno-j05.html Juno’s mission will reveal the interior structure of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, and answer significant questions about its formation. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d1d545d-5060-48b6-82a8-01ffb311ecbE/juno-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/wkrs-j05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a213ca91-9a0b-428d-a31f-a3df5bfe1e0L/wkrs-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z No party able to claim victory in Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/aust-j04.html The 2016 election marks a definite turning point in the crisis that has wracked the Australian political establishment over the past nine years. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8763dc9-cb3b-42cb-8a2a-34ad9a3683eC/aust-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/pers-j04.html The American Revolution provided the ideological and political impetus for the French Revolution and all subsequent democratic, egalitarian and socialist movements. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5d9daad-8526-4d11-8456-96f5937e8b0O/pers-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Dhaka hostage crisis ends in a violent military assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/dhak-j04.html Whoever the perpetrators of Dhaka hostage-taking, this type of terrorism has been fomented by the US-led wars in the Middle East. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90b6cfa4-ceb1-4341-b7dc-02bfa4c3593A/dhak-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Terror attacks shake US-backed Baghdad regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/iraq-j04.html At least 125 Iraqis were killed by a massive car bomb explosion in Baghdad Saturday, underscoring the crisis of the US-backed Iraq state Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd685493-0bcb-4204-b8f9-0af0afd980eP/iraq-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z All candidates in UK Tory leadership contest pledge to uphold Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/tory-j04.html The British Conservative Party leadership contest proceeds under conditions of a gathering economic crisis and rancorous divisions within the ruling elite over the referendum result. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d569618-6d28-42cc-89d9-11476878330M/tory-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Uncertainty in Japan following Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/japa-j04.html Japanese vice foreign minister Sugiyama held high-level talks in Washington, London and Brussels, stressing the need for political, economic and security coordination. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eb39dfe-be25-4187-b7a6-f06fd8db730K/japa-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Brexit financial fallout widens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/econ-j04.html Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned of “economic post-traumatic stress” hitting financial markets, businesses and households. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/663f3744-76cc-4800-8d06-f14d3f97ff5C/econ-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton interviewed by FBI in email investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/clin-j04.html The Democratic presidential candidate was accompanied by five lawyers for her three-hour interview. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d003f9c-9ddb-4e1d-842c-3254922f1e0B/clin-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Louisiana sheriff uses anti-Semitic slur, threatens to shoot federal prosecutor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/nopv-j04.html Despite the numerous federal probes and empty police reform initiatives, law enforcement continues to assume an increasingly arrogant and thuggish character. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4915cdfe-ac9e-46d9-951e-5c43520a5d0C/nopv-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Supreme Court overturns bribery conviction for former Virginia governor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/brib-j04.html The unanimous decision is a green light for the ever-more direct domination of corporate and financial interests over the American political system. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89f8f57e-8feb-48d7-89f2-dd2e5fe9ec7G/brib-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Obama administration blames suicide hotline workers for veteran deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/vets-j04.html The architects of war are seeking to blame the working class for a veteran suicide crisis caused by the sadistic character of the wars themselves. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95a8d4ed-d00a-4a04-a295-4cc227ab83aB/vets-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Israel implements collective punishment after the stabbing of teenager http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/isra-j04.html The IDF carried out detention raids in Bani Nai’im and Hebron, as clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and the IDF. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b77dfbc6-06d7-45f2-b841-fb85969f87bM/isra-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Europe and US continue anti-Russian sanctions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/rsan-j04.html On the same day the EU extended asset freezes, travel bans, and trade embargoes targeting Russia, the US announced new sanctions directed against the Russian defense industry. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad542b2f-ba72-45f7-b3bc-8751d04b837H/rsan-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party candidates talk with West Virginians angered over lack of federal aid for flood victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/vide-j04.html In the aftermath of the flash floods that killed at least 20 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the Obama administration is providing only a pittance in federal aid. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a31edd48-3fd8-490f-88d9-9bace086816C/vide-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Live Facebook discussion with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/face-j04.html On July 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, White and Spencer will talk about the elections in West Virginia and the political situation in the United States. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c7d3abd-500a-41a6-8990-f6d94fddc8bO/face-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 4-10 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/twih-j04.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48c834d1-0cac-4cf3-8b47-ad1e5b910f5L/twih-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Economic inequality soars in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/rich-j02.html Average incomes of the top 1 percent rose twice as fast as the incomes of the remaining 99 percent of Americans in 2015. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0d7268c-e9ad-41ee-a7b7-989c7fae41eA/rich-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Obama’s drone order: Institutionalizing a state murder operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/pers-j02.html The figures released by the White House on civilian victims of illegal US drone strikes are a fraction of the numbers documented by independent investigations. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d54bf2a-2707-4691-8e29-f02c9096d4aA/pers-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Britain’s Labour shadow chancellor seeks to appease anti-Corbyn coup plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/corb-j02.html The highest echelons of the state have determined that a refashioned Labour Party may be the best means of reversing the vote for Britain to exit the EU. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2209f80b-e389-478e-82f7-6d9de693fbbG/corb-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z China grapples with implications of Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/chin-j02.html The British vote to leave the EU has undermined China’s strategy of using the UK as a stepping stone to Europe and has broader geopolitical ramifications. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8561b1a-c5fe-4143-a055-56f33a6dd29C/chin-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Austrian high court overturns presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/aust-j02.html The Constitutional Court in Vienna has ruled that the second round of Austria’s presidential election must “be completely re-run throughout Austria.” Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/040b9fdd-a3f3-4128-a03f-cf9bcff1f79N/aust-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Courts persecute opponents of French labour law in Amiens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/amie-j02.html Two anti-El Khomri law protesters, Manon Chelmy and high school student Jules, 18, were sentenced to 90 hours of community service. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22c0c589-932d-4442-807a-43acb5928feB/amie-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Canada to jointly lead NATO’s new “advanced force” against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/nato-j02.html The deployment was announced less than 24 hours after President Obama called on Canada to play a greater role in NATO and spend more on its military. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/338d8b81-0db9-487b-8bd1-2a1bccf6de4H/nato-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z US attorney general vows to rubber-stamp FBI findings in Clinton e-mail case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/doji-j02.html Friday’s announcement by Loretta Lynch was precipitated by allegations of impropriety after the revelation of her clandestine meeting with Bill Clinton at an Arizona airport. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b270b8d-6354-457e-b1c2-7815d9f5afbI/doji-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Workers strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/stri-j02.html Close to 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen and servers at The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City have begun a strike for a livable wage, health care and pension benefits. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/361d0cf3-26b1-4b5a-af18-e958c1c2d4bD/stri-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Arbitration decision in US Postal workers contract expected soon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/uspo-j02.html There is every reason to believe that any agreement imposed by an arbitrator will be another multi-tier, takeaway contract. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c0a1b01-5a55-4342-b492-5abf1a2730bG/uspo-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z UK Bus workers suspended in Leeds following strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/leed-j02.html All over the UK, the Unite union is presiding over a situation whereby bus workers are paid myriad different rates for doing the same job. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ce44870-6cdf-4ae6-a467-f39a5cb57bdL/leed-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Bahrain cracks down on dissent across sectarian divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/bahr-j02.html Since the 2011 demonstrations, there have been almost daily skirmishes between Shiite youths and security forces, as well as several bomb attacks. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41cecf7b-7a3c-4abc-afd2-2969dc47564B/bahr-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z PNG government inquiry to witch-hunt students for campus unrest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/pngs-j02.html The government’s curfews are a warning of the punitive agenda behind its Commission of Inquiry. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad471e94-f994-4653-b477-82f0f21132bM/pngs-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Warmongering and historical falsification on 75th anniversary of German invasion of Soviet Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/barb-j02.html On German television, presenter Guido Knopp and historians Jörg Baberowski and Sönke Neitzel questioned whether Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa was a deliberately planned war of annihilation. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa87e7e8-9e4a-4891-8227-8077edab2aeI/barb-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Australian election: Another Labor war-monger runs for parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/khal-j02.html Khalil is well known within Washington foreign policy, military and diplomatic circles. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae745313-8979-4ce0-b46c-b9d600353c6G/khal-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Melbourne warehouse workers welcome SEP campaign against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/toll-j02.html Workers at the Coles-Toll plant spoke on the growing threat of a US-led war against China and Russia, as well as the rising war danger globally. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54cc6a62-ee4c-4d69-ab3d-8ad523b114cK/toll-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z <em>Genius</em>: “Just simply corny” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/geni-j02.html British director Michael Grandage’s film is about American novelist Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and his famous editor, Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth). Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0667814c-9228-434f-b39a-3ff70f6f221L/geni-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/labo-j02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78e60cc4-59d2-4cb1-b30f-acab3265eaeF/labo-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Vote Socialist Equality Party on July 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/vsep-j01.html The SEP is the only party that fights for the socialist reorganisation of society, in Australia and internationally, to end war and meet the social rights of the working class. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03e2b267-b847-49b5-801c-e2576b7616cE/vsep-j01.html 2016-07-01T06:00:00Z Brexit vote heightens tensions in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/unio-j01.html Last week’s vote by the United Kingdom has been met by an intensified drive by Germany to exert dominance over the European continent. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db3130b6-fd2c-40bd-b68c-fe75ee3457dJ/unio-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z The Istanbul airport bombing: Blowback from the war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/pers-j01.html The identification of all three suicide bombers as having come from Russia and former Soviet republics points to broader geo-strategic forces underlying the terrorist attack. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c25d598-11d2-4a04-9d2e-9439f77f1c2O/pers-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Australian workers and students voice concerns on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/ints-j01.html Many of those interviewed expressed opposition to the whipping up of nationalism and xenophobia. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fd8532b-4e65-42e6-a449-7131cbdc696A/ints-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z French president pushes for labor law vote as unions try to defuse protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/holl-j01.html Having already threatened to ban protests against the law under the state of emergency, the PS government is working with the union bureaucracies to wind down opposition. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da8582c5-1a33-42bb-b18d-90d95ebd11aI/holl-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Bill Clinton meets with attorney general on Arizona tarmac http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/lync-j01.html The contact between the head of the Justice Department and Hillary Clinton’s husband was highly unusual. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43db3ba7-a0e9-476c-8d9d-e14c1444cfbM/lync-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z US Senate gives last-minute approval to Puerto Rico debt package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/puer-j01.html The US Senate approved on June 29 a debt measure for Puerto Rico, less than 48 hours before the island was to default on a $2.1 billion debt. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50ce4e09-4f8f-4ba6-be2e-61fb6b5a9dfD/puer-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z US Congress rejects funding to combat the Zika virus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/zika-j01.html The Zika virus is currently sweeping through Puerto Rico with the potential to spread to the US mainland. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d197bbe-4c17-4194-8d2e-b89bbc934bbE/zika-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Wider questions arise from Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/flin-j01.html The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that some 5,300 water systems, serving 18 million people, are in violation of US lead and copper rules. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff1fc1b0-7381-4919-8fde-f0dde2bcac2E/flin-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Freight trains collide in Texas, burst into flames http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/coll-j01.html BNSF Railway acknowledged that Positive Train Control (PTC) has not yet been installed on the section of track where the collision took place. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23a6b902-8384-4352-8b34-c97e01d885eE/coll-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Duterte takes office as president of the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/phil-j01.html Duterte’s presidency represents a move by the Philippine ruling class to resolve the political crises in the country through dictatorial forms of rule. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b9d0a07-ba57-4663-88e7-53913db087eK/phil-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z More student bodies disaffiliate from UK National Union of Students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/disa-j01.html The right-wing nature of the disaffiliation campaigns is plain to see from the heavy involvement of the Conservative Party. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e10be59e-1e43-42bb-a78d-0c3f7d881c8O/disa-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z The anti-Corbyn coup and calls for a second referendum on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/brxe-j01.html The strategic interests of the ruling elite in Britain and the US—especially as regards NATO and its military provocations against Russia—require that the referendum result be rescinded. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91cd7699-9e07-4ff6-be21-4275fd33f17J/brxe-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z The Australian election and the assault on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/refu-j01.html Workers and youth must defend the basic rights of asylum seekers as an essential part of the struggle to unify the working class internationally. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0d979d4-a5e2-4e95-b84d-909e0ad54a7M/refu-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/wkrs-j01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4966ebd7-fb2f-45e2-ad74-f3ec6ba051eC/wkrs-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Death toll in Istanbul airport attack rises to 41 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/ista-j30.html The massacre is the tragic yet predictable outcome of the NATO powers' backing of Al Qaeda-linked forces in their war for regime-change in Syria. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/350b8a2e-77e5-4445-9ac4-0a89b9f6da7L/ista-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Sanders’ “political revolution” revealed: Nationalist reaction and support for Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/pers-j30.html The sorry and reactionary outcome of Sanders’ “political revolution” is not only his own total integration into the Democratic Party, but his emergence as spokesman for its most nationalist wing. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8515b48c-4991-4078-9d45-18ba71030a9H/pers-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z EU maintains hard line toward UK over Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/brex-j30.html While officially expressing dismay over the result of the Brexit referendum, EU leaders now see it as an opportunity to turn the EU into an aggressive military power. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06294425-e4e7-4bef-ad8f-70556c24b48G/brex-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Candidates line up in UK Conservative leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/tori-j30.html Former London Mayor Boris Johnson today quit the leadership race after it became clear that not only was he unacceptable to the Remain wing of the party, but he was considered unreliable by the euro-sceptics. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71e9e830-dd27-45dd-8250-6d31926dec1B/tori-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Brexit vote highlights deepening crisis in global economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/econ-j30.html The Brexit outcome has revealed acute problems in the “quantitative easing” program that the world’s major central banks have used to sustain the global financial system over the past eight years. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d68ca48-92d1-4fb9-9ea3-3bf58bb6f03C/econ-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z UK Labour right wing mounts leadership challenge against Corbyn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/corb-j30.html The coup against Corbyn is considered vital to the ability of the British ruling class to safeguard its interests globally. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a3fc6f4-aa38-40bb-8f7b-9cb31391f28F/corb-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Thousands turn up for cancelled “Remain in EU” rallies throughout the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/rema-j30.html The purpose of those addressing the rally was to exploit the frustration and anger of young people at the referendum result and its consequences. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d9e05db-6689-4e09-9609-e43d640ab45P/rema-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Spanish interior minister used state apparatus to topple opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/spai-j30.html The “Fernándezgate” recordings, which show Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz conspiring against political opponents, expose the disintegration of democratic forms of rule in Spain. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d355545b-2986-4845-97d7-e8f7936a5d7D/spai-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z The Australian Labor Party and the “Gonski” school funding fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/gons-j30.html While Labor’s planned education funding is a hoax, its plans for regressive new measures against public school teachers are immediate and real. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28944f75-e88e-4f7e-91f1-4b18ed73ca7M/gons-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Law-and-order campaign follows sentencing in Stanford sexual assault case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/stan-j30.html The California state legislature is poised to enact new mandatory sentencing laws that will greatly expand the prison population and the police powers of the state. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c6aa617-ad30-4f92-b70c-80aa68622d6E/stan-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z North American summit dominated by Brexit fallout and geopolitical rivalries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/nasu-j30.html Obama took a direct swipe at China, warning that if the three North American countries did not act together, other countries in Asia would write the rules of global trade. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f24618c3-f1b9-436a-afd8-940bbb0ef53O/nasu-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Dow Chemical slashes 2,500 jobs ahead of DuPont merger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/dowc-j30.html The layoffs, which will hit workers in Michigan, North Carolina and Japan, are just the beginning of the bloodletting being prepared by the merging chemical giants. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d305a26-14fa-4518-b347-e92689e05e7J/dowc-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Australian artists and industry professionals oppose funding cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/arta-j30.html Consecutive Labor and Coalition governments have slashed millions of dollars in funding to a range of artistic disciplines and cultural institutions. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92a4f8a1-e724-4c00-897b-a899d9e362bG/arta-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film <em>Free State of Jones</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/blow-j30.html <em>Free State of Jones</em>, about a white farmer in Mississippi who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come under sharp attack from the “new right” of identity politics advocates. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/082423fa-d48d-4f82-a813-4308d9c3aa0J/blow-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z The international significance of the Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/aust-j30.html The political volatility and instability of Australian politics is another symptom of the deepening crisis of global capitalism, sharply expressed in the British vote to leave the European Union. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31515222-6605-4c27-a5a6-cb8f81c5d78F/aust-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z The Greens’ Adam Bandt promotes a ruling coalition with Labor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/band-j30.html The Greens MP has reassured the ruling elite of the Greens’ commitment to a “stable” and “responsible” parliament. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd703010-ca89-4a3d-a056-6d689edb025N/band-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Tensions erupt at Brussels summit on British exit from EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/euro-j29.html The European Union is aggressively pressing for Britain to speed up the process of withdrawal and renegotiation of treaties and trade relations with the 27-member bloc. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/def655a9-d4bd-4335-9a80-2229ba4b97cO/euro-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z The West Virginia floods and America's class divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/pers-j29.html While the immediate trigger for the floods was record-setting rainfall, like all natural disasters, the extent of the damage and its human impact were determined by conditions that are man-made. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfdf2e7f-105e-4e1a-9f28-0a94fd8f027M/pers-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z In right-wing putsch, UK Labour MPs deliver overwhelming anti-Corbyn vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/corb-j29.html The motivation of the parliamentary Labour Party is not their professed concern that Corbyn could not win a general election, but their fear that he very well might. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ff5b2b-489a-4dd9-b92b-f02760d341aE/corb-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Brexit crisis poses disintegration of United Kingdom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/scot-j29.html The Scottish National Party is sounding out the EU and its member states to explore whether Scotland could retain EU membership if the UK leaves. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56db1846-474b-4c23-86b2-5fd5d399d7eO/scot-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Workers at two UK rail companies strike against threat to jobs and safety http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/rail-j29.html On all existing driver-only operations there are no conductors or onboard staff, other than the revenue inspectors. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca453877-5a74-4307-b011-9f82976b9daI/rail-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z After Brexit: Berlin calls for German-European military union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/germ-j29.html Following the initial shock over the result of the Brexit referendum, the German elite is attempting to exploit the crisis to exert their economic and political dominance within the EU. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f923909-727f-4df7-9a03-56d9e8a8a29G/germ-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in bomb attacks at Istanbul airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/turk-j29.html The death toll has mounted in the second major terrorist attack on a European airport in three months. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73c11b74-f279-4954-8d07-c7fb7865a40L/turk-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Teachers union reaches agreement with Mexican government as blockades spread http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/mexi-j29.html The CNTE and Morena are maneuvering to prevent opposition to education reform from developing into a direct confrontation between the working class and the Peña Nieto government. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d4c301f-caf2-4d21-bdef-6f34f0ca2c5M/mexi-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Obama’s war in Iraq and the third battle of Fallujah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/iraq-j29.html The “liberation” of Fallujah, touted as a victory, has already inflamed sectarian conflicts and set the stage for further escalation of the Obama administration’s renewed war in Iraq. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b416eeaf-e1ed-4985-9147-377ca3f9323L/iraq-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z US Congressional report on Benghazi leaves roots of attack in the dark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/beng-j29.html The partisan Republican probe produced no new evidence indicting its principal target, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a2dc076-8ac6-4c6d-b185-c8e6ec84b81K/beng-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Illinois public sector devastated as budget impasse approaches one-year mark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/illi-j29.html Many parts of state and local government will soon run out of money as the Democratic-controlled state legislature and the Republican governor continue wrangling over how to slash public services. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b700043-467f-4d93-88c3-380566ba289H/illi-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania school districts face catastrophic funding crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/penn-j29.html Financially distressed school districts are axing staff and educational programs and increasing class sizes in an effort to offset budget cuts that have taken a damaging toll. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/721a4d3d-7e78-4556-8c88-3cd54fc28f0M/penn-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Trudeau blocks inquiry into Canada’s role in torture of Afghan detainees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/cana-29-06-j29.html Like the Conservatives, the Liberals are determined to cover up for the war crimes of the military which they view as vital for asserting the global interests of Canadian capitalism. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f10e2d28-a28a-4f71-84d9-3cbdf01d95cA/cana-29-06-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z One in six Australians experience food insecurity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/food-j29.html The Foodbank report revealed that many charities could not meet the rising demand for food aid, resulting in 43,000 people being turned away empty-handed every month. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fd6c8e1-05ec-4bdc-982f-f8c75740acdM/food-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Socialist Alliance: A pseudo-left ally of the Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/pseu-j29.html Socialist Alliance is not only falsely promoting the Greens as a progressive alternative to Labor and the Liberals, but is considering liquidating itself into this capitalist party. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a28a33f8-8e05-45e9-8d1b-d3be7c18c47A/pseu-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Glen Lazarus Team promotes nationalism and xenophobia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/laza-j29.html Lazarus blames all of the current economic and social woes on foreign governments, corporations or workers. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/763e7ea3-20a1-46c9-9737-c839a2ce35bM/laza-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Video: SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White discusses US elections, lessons of Sanders campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/jwvd-j29.html Jerry White spoke with SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore in a live Facebook discussion on the current state of the US election campaign and its global context. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6d675a3-a84a-4a19-9082-0360faba27fN/jwvd-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Further steps in finding an Earth-like planet outside the solar system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/kepl-j29.html The prospects of finding another planet similar to our own are steadily increasing. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7360c322-41d6-4750-b926-47098cadcf5B/kepl-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z EU leaders call for rapid British exit and European military buildup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/euro-j28.html The European Union is making plans for increased austerity and an independent military policy, setting the stage for explosive international conflicts, including with the US. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30c26219-26ee-407c-94d0-33e15392218O/euro-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Financial market turmoil continues in wake of Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/econ-j28.html British government leaders have issued statements claiming they have the situation under control, but to no avail as financial markets continue to plummet. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58bf4cc5-0d0c-49d4-8f75-6e729ae4afcM/econ-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Australian politicians appeal for “strong government” after Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/brex-j28.html Nervous pleas for a “stable” majority government have been accompanied by corporate media demands for harsh austerity measures. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13e6f5fb-bada-4fe6-9e1a-168eb8310edE/brex-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Russian president seeks closer economic and strategic ties in Beijing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/puti-j28.html The two countries are being driven closer together by fears of the growing danger of war posed by the United States. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f127a2d-84aa-420b-bcd9-e048f9f9cc7G/puti-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Massive rally in Mexico City condemns massacre of Oaxaca teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/cnte-j28.html A week after the police massacre of teachers and their supporters in Oaxaca, people across Mexico continue occupations and to disrupt of highway traffic in protest. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9f6ec15-712a-4150-810a-5340b0c1cb4H/cnte-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Download the Socialist Equality Party How-To-Vote card http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/htvc-j28.html Download the SEP How-To-Vote cards for the Senate in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, and for the lower house electorates of Grayndler and Blaxland in Sydney, and Wills in Melbourne. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69fe6d75-5d00-446d-81e2-542f8373f3cM/htvc-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court strikes down Texas anti-abortion law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/abor-j28.html In a 5-3 decision the Supreme Court invalidated two provisions of a Texas law that deliberately imposed burdensome requirements intended to close medical clinics that provide abortion services. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59f10bda-5ee1-4565-b397-558ffbb0ec8E/abor-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Elizabeth Warren campaigns with Clinton as possible running mate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/warr-j28.html Warren’s “progressivism” and rhetorical denunciations of Wall Street would be leveraged to convince disappointed Sanders supporters to vote for Clinton in November. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1332b6bf-76a4-44e6-ad41-d302211b2c3D/warr-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Violent confrontation at Sacramento racist demonstration leaves 10 injured http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/sacr-j28.html Ten people were left injured, at least three critically, after a violent clash between a fascist white nationalist group and counter-demonstrators at the California state capitol. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7a803c5-d8fa-47cf-9623-25ddacad0b9N/sacr-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z UAW exposes secret 2014 deal with Volkswagen to recognize union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/uawv-j28.html Behind the backs of workers who had voted to reject UAW affiliation, the union tops conspired with management to unilaterally impose the UAW on a recalcitrant workforce. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd7382f2-e17b-4812-8acc-46453541a16B/uawv-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z IG Metall trade union backs Volkswagen board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/igme-j28.html IG Metall sprang to the support of management, which is exploiting the emission scandal to impose the biggest ever attacks on jobs, wages and conditions. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ede3fef2-935a-44e5-ad7a-6c48759102aL/igme-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Government’s “plan for safe El Salvador” fuels death squads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/salv-j28.html El Salvador's state and gang violence and its strong relation with stagnant poverty, have led one-fifth of Salvadorans to emigrate. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f8c6481-ef1e-4bfc-9f68-d4ef8de4c08E/salv-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists try to paper over deep rift over tie-up with Congress Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/cpim-j28.html The CPM leadership has effectively given its West Bengal unit the green light to continue its alliance with the big business Congress Party. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/635f033f-b5b2-4721-a6d2-3943ed27afcI/cpim-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Australian Labor’s fraudulent apprenticeship scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/appr-j28.html Over the past four years, under both Labor and the Coalition, the number of apprenticeships has plummeted from 516,000 to 295,000. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a708f5f-e7fd-41b8-95d2-2b684386743K/appr-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Oppose the coup plot against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/pers-j28.html With the ruling elite facing its deepest political crisis since World War 2, the highest echelons of the British state have concluded that no oppositional sentiment to austerity, militarism and war can be tolerated. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af4566e4-9b5c-413c-8a82-3c48702ba45G/pers-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z <em>Free State of Jones</em>: Three cheers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/free-j28.html Gary Ross’s film is a fictional account of an intriguing, but little known chapter in American history. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d97745a2-6ac1-4f95-9daf-9ac48070584P/free-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z SEP rallies present socialist answer to war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/sepa-j28.html For the first time, the SEP streamed the Sydney meeting live on its Facebook page, enabling people to participate across Australia and internationally. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60b5989a-9b71-43a4-aefd-d056fb0b8e3J/sepa-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z US presidential candidate Jerry White addresses SEP election rallies in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/whit-j28.html Jerry White spoke to Australian audiences on the need for the international unity of the working class against war, inequality and the capitalist system. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/724523ac-3d3f-4741-b55a-ae9bfebeabaD/whit-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Participants at SEP rallies speak about war, Brexit, the social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/intv-j28.html Workers and youth attending the Socialist Equality Party’s final election meetings in Australia discuss major political and historical questions. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aff4ad6-29e0-47d7-ab4a-fae130fa4d4F/intv-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Social roots of the West Virginia floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/wvir-j28.html Every “natural disaster” contains within it a social disaster. As with Hurricane Katrina, or the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan, the flooding in West Virginia reveals the real class relations of American society. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9203f4dc-674c-48c3-9920-8ba2fec76c8E/wvir-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Grocery workers vote to strike in Southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/ufcw-j28.html After three months without a contract, grocery workers at Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons vote to strike. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb37b40d-f5de-4941-b816-be2abf31003E/ufcw-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72022ec-262e-4108-aee2-9a361f1993fK/wkrs-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z After Brexit, mounting warnings of global slump and financial panic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/econ-j27.html The ongoing sell-off in global financial markets comes amid a chorus of warnings by international institutions that the world economy faces a deepening crisis. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25a419c7-cffd-4cab-a64a-1cf7daaee0aC/econ-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z The way forward after the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/pers-j27.html The only certainty in the aftermath of the Leave vote is that the assault on the working class will be intensified, as the ruling elite demand greater sacrifices in the “national interest.” Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa39f4c1-fda3-4521-961c-fc78e6739e9P/pers-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Clinton seizes on Brexit vote to tout her credentials as defender of Washington’s global interests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/clin-j27.html Clinton responded to the British vote to leave the EU by reaffirming her claim to be the most qualified commander-in-chief for American imperialism in a crisis situation. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/856e5f56-e0a3-4255-8b71-9bbcdca5c67N/clin-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Amid mass abstention, right-wing PP wins Spanish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/espa-j27.html The result is particularly humiliating for the Unidos Podemos led by Pablo Iglesias, the coalition put together by the Stalinist-led United Left and Podemos. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bde01717-3ae6-4eb9-b086-a5ca7b4bbc3B/espa-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Taiwanese airline cabin crews strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/taiw-j27.html The walk-out highlights the growing anger more broadly throughout the Taiwanese working class. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3183d352-f119-4cbf-81ca-d2de4678954I/taiw-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge to affirmative action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/affi-j27.html The protracted and embittered litigation over affirmative action highlights the policy’s central importance to the political, corporate and military establishment. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ec21f4d-68a8-4f4a-903b-73363851d5aI/affi-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Southern West Virginia communities devastated by flash floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/wvir-j27.html Remote towns in the mountainous coalfield region of the state are assessing the destruction from last week’s historic flooding. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aee0add3-17a1-468d-ab4f-c46d0a7e5c9G/wvir-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Michigan governor signs Detroit Public Schools dissolution measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/dpst-j27.html Hundreds of teachers and parents turned out for a town hall informational meeting called by local Democrats to explain the legislative deal which will terminate the Detroit Public Schools. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3f62eb1-cd1e-43bf-9734-15d383e401fJ/dpst-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Detroit teachers and parents speak out against public school reorganization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/ints-j27.html Teachers and parents spoke to the WSWS at a public town hall meeting held in the wake of the legislative deal to dissolve the 174-year-old Detroit Public Schools. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6d09d53-a596-461e-853c-8249ce31360M/ints-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Michigan public school teacher messages of solidarity with Mexican teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/soli-j27.html Michigan public school teachers express their support for teachers in Oaxaca and throughout Mexico in the face of last week’s government massacre. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eda969a-d4f6-4503-86f8-f2206425aa9L/soli-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Half of ArcelorMittal workers abstain as USW pushes through concessions deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/arce-j27.html The deal paves the way for an accelerated attack on the jobs, wages, health and retiree benefits of workers at the US facilities owned by the world’s largest steelmaking company. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/707cc61c-95e8-4839-8e8a-5617d3cf323I/arce-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian youth face historic social reversal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/yout-j27.html Today’s young people confront higher unemployment , more insecure work, increased housing costs, greater debts and higher tuition fees than earlier generations. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d3eef7c-1084-4a50-a9b3-f1964744d73C/yout-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand extends military deployment in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/iqnz-j27.html Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, New Zealand soldiers are assisting the predatory US war to dominate the Middle East. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d897201b-949f-4a94-83c7-b6c46c21f30P/iqnz-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z World Wealth Report 2016: The number of German millionaires increases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/mill-j27.html Along with the US, Japan and China, Germany is one of the four countries with the most millionaires in the world. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbb8ca79-7deb-474b-bd2d-932cf0ec455F/mill-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative promotes Labor and the Greens as “lesser evil” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/salt-j27.html “Lesser evilism” has long been the pseudo-lefts’ stock-in-trade at election time, but it takes on added political significance amid the deepening crisis of the two-party system. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70f11a1e-bb51-45fa-9189-1fb8e8c7db4I/salt-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z The Australian election’s “save Medicare” fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/medi-j27.html For four decades, the reality has been one of a relentless assault on public health care by Labor and Coalition governments alike. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03cd973b-c89f-41cf-843e-b2abe381ceeN/medi-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Nurses unions shut down emerging strike wave http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/lamc-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to nurses on the picket line in Los Angeles who were eager to continue the fight against for-profit health care. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29b100e0-e67b-4a6b-9aa1-8861ea69192A/lamc-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses union ends strike without new contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/alli-j27.html As the week-long walkout by Minnesota nurses concludes, nurses have been ordered back to work without the slightest concession from Allina Health executives. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71b7e38a-5a6e-49fb-b7a0-8855a57f753N/alli-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 27-July 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/twih-j27.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a50e6fb9-3e98-491c-8a78-fa2f1515c65H/twih-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Brexit vote intensifies conflicts within European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/euro-j25.html The process of European integration begun just after World War II, intended to build political institutions that would make a new world war impossible, is unraveling. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b071f70-2ffb-489a-b357-661f73ff165P/euro-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z UK vote to Leave the European Union triggers economic and political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/brex-j25.html The result of the UK referendum has sent a seismic shock not only through Britain, but also through Europe and the world. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb4642cb-2242-4046-a790-8bc3e77bda8K/brex-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z UK “leave” vote batters financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/mark-j25.html The British pound plunged to a 31-year low, European stock markets crashed and US markets erased their gains for the year following the Brexit vote. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f1faade-b4ea-45e6-ae73-396ff96f2b0L/mark-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Spain’s elections intensify crisis of bourgeois rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/spai-j25.html Whatever unstable coalition of parties could emerge after the June 26 elections, it will be deeply hostile to the growing militancy in the European working class. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86f4de44-3a0c-40d5-8389-bf8ea1b721aJ/spai-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders confirms he will vote for Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/sand-j25.html The Vermont senator has not officially suspended his campaign, but he has done everything short of formally endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d17ce1a3-3c35-492f-bb4c-c9c4b98922cJ/sand-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Congressional Democrats stage “sit-in” stunt on gun control http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/dems-j25.html Congressional Democrats demanded that the House vote on reactionary legislation which would expand the repressive scope of the government's secret “no-fly” list. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a3d8b0e-fa63-4fce-86bf-bffd9b1a03fM/dems-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Flash floods kill dozens, prompt state of emergency in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/wvir-j25.html Flooding across the state of West Virginia Thursday swept away houses, damaged bridges and roads, and killed at least fifteen people. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20869853-6088-4273-a17e-d0b5e6804fbN/wvir-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Egyptian military regime steps up repression as food becomes unaffordable http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/egyp-j25.html In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis and the political upheavals following Mubarak’s ouster in 2011, Egypt’s economy has gone into free fall. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13726669-abb9-480d-b90a-5c10eb28090L/egyp-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea student leaders invoke “reconciliation” to shut down protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/pngs-j25.html The SRC’s perspective—limited calls for the prime minister’s removal—has brought the protest movement, at this point, to a dead-end. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bac35560-1fcc-4f1f-b1eb-db57d5527d7G/pngs-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z The Oaxaca massacre and the eruption of class struggle in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/pers-j25.html The resurgence of class struggle expressed in the protests of Mexican teachers is part of a growing radicalization of workers internationally. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba0612f5-f088-4548-bfa6-1cb2b65f424C/pers-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z SEP candidate opposes Greens and Labor on refugees and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/foru-j25.html Will Fulgenzi explained the SEP’s socialist perspective and its opposition to the nationalist, pro-war policies of Labor, the Greens and the pseudo-left Socialist Alliance. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44b415b0-d3e0-49d6-9516-7d0b86cf158K/foru-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Queensland SEP candidate discusses socialism and war on 4ZZZ radio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/4zzz-j25.html Mike Head’s interview began with the 1917 Russian Revolution and outlined the danger of war, the attack on basic democratic rights and the need for a genuinely socialist alternative. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fe3f40d-0ef9-4514-b920-f659f8db0f3D/4zzz-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z <em>25 April</em>: Animated documentary on New Zealand’s role in the Gallipoli invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/apri-j25.html The film shows the horrors of war but fails to challenge the nationalist mythology surrounding the Anzacs. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1292b1f9-f238-4a47-96bf-39065c1ce19C/apri-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Kaiser Permanente nurses in Los Angeles on strike again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/lamc-j25.html Nurses launched a four-day strike at Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center, fighting for back pay, better wages, adequate staffing and patients’ safety. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38532cf6-92b7-4fb0-a389-5d937e2d712E/lamc-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Delta Airlines pilots hold protest over stalled contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/delt-j25.html With the airline recording massive profits, pilots are seeking to recoup concessions including average pay cuts of over 40 percent. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7ea86be-dddd-4391-a6cc-0dda33a6d0aB/delt-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/labo-j25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1003ef9e-3a30-4bd7-83b6-a0c63c90f5bI/labo-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z UK vote to leave the European Union triggers economic and political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/brex-j24.html The result of the UK referendum has sent a seismic shock, not only through Britain but Europe and the world. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d120ce74-759c-407d-a06d-50760a5a123K/brex-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z State Department Syria memo: Setting the stage for war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/pers-j24.html The frustration expressed by the 51 State Department signatories is with the failure not just of Obama’s Syria policy, but of US imperialism’s entire Middle East strategy. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56f609e7-eb08-422c-bb3e-65efbd273feN/pers-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Mass protests follow failed attempt to ban opposition to French labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/fran-j23.html Having pulled back from its attempt to ban demonstrations, the Socialist Party is proposing to outlaw left-wing parties that it considers opposed to the French state. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8b87ce0-10cc-4e73-9e2b-ed200ef6e92I/fran-j23.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Mideast war architects back Clinton over Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/scow-j24.html Former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft, an architect of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, is the highest-profile Republican to announce his support for the Democratic presidential candidate. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/629151ea-359b-4c29-a264-6b9e0fb58b4L/scow-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Third Baltimore cop let off in Freddie Gray murder case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/gray-j24.html The acquittal of Goodson is the third exoneration of a police officer charged in the killing of the 25-year-old African American man. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5caee9cc-b896-4d54-832b-923fe6d57c0F/gray-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Fascist killer of Labour MP Jo Cox to stand trial for murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/mair-j24.html Cox was due to present a report in parliament warning of the dangers posed by “nationalist radicals” before she was killed by a fascist sympathiser last week. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff02b520-7cb3-4052-a6fe-7f57f1cf030G/mair-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Merkel announces massive military buildup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/merk-j24.html That Germany plans an unprecedented military buildup was clear from the speech given by the chancellor Tuesday night to the Business Forum of the CDU in Berlin. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09e77af3-c672-4833-b908-964f9191b46P/merk-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Germany: The Left Party’s fraudulent refugee policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/left-j24.html Wherever the Left Party is in power it implements the inhumane refugee policies of the German government. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47fb1f8f-dc12-4f1d-ac85-12576b6be56G/left-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z German court sentences former SS Auschwitz guard to five years imprisonment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/ausc-j24.html A court in Detmold found 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning guilty of complicity in the murders of 170,000 people. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6077f184-04eb-42e7-a385-0f809600a9fI/ausc-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Indonesian naval vessels clash with Chinese fishing boats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/icfs-j24.html Indonesia’s aggressive fisheries enforcement regime has been encouraged by Washington as it prepares to step up military and diplomatic pressure on China. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc976895-d5c2-4f37-ad53-c8fbba37024N/icfs-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z SEP election rally in Sydney on June 26 to be streamed live on Facebook http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/face-j24.html The Socialist Equality Party’s final election rally in Sydney, “International class struggle returns: A socialist program against war and austerity,” will be streamed live on Facebook. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9bc7bef-d325-44ae-992b-1d3188fe3c7B/face-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Video: The Australian election and the fight against the danger of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/vide-j24.html James Cogan, SEP national secretary and Senate candidate for New South Wales, condemns the US-led preparations for war against China and Russia. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/903646c0-6303-4fae-89de-1710a9d80f9P/vide-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation workers demand higher wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/slpl-j24.html Plantation workers from Hatton and Maskeliya in the central hills district spoke with WSWS reporters about their worsening working and living conditions. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a48e7ad-fab6-4fa8-b710-96568b7442dH/slpl-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z India throws door open to international capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/indi-j24.html Monday’s announcement was aimed at blunting investor concerns that pro-market “reforms” might be impeded by the forced resignation of the head of India’s central bank, Raghuram Rajan. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23f51439-d82a-447b-8dd8-25a3a1a9adcH/indi-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Minnesota and Los Angeles nurses fight cost-cutting measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/nurs-j24.html Los Angeles nurses began a four-day strike Thursday, joining 4,800 striking nurses in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b36e8ac-b18f-4d51-8289-a177dd6b1a8A/nurs-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Clinton’s right-wing economic agenda and the fight for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/clin-j24.html Whether it is Trump or Clinton who is elected in November, the ruling class will escalate the anti-worker agenda of the Obama administration that has created the greatest level of inequality in modern American history. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cbe94fc-1e3a-4034-8225-72f36de46feG/clin-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Grayndler candidate Jim Casey and the fake-left wing of the Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/case-j24.html Figures such as Casey are seeking to head off a developing political radicalisation among workers and young people, and channel it back into the dead-end of parliamentary politics. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/410fa05e-27da-46fd-8e9e-093e52edb78D/case-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z SEP candidates in Victoria interviewed by SBS Radio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/sbsa-j24.html Will Fulgenzi and Peter Byrne emphasised the SEP’s fight for a new anti-war movement of the working class, in opposition to the entire political establishment. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac4ee901-ea36-44f3-96c4-ec92fa6e391L/sbsa-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/wkrs-j24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c546548e-ba9a-485f-b6a0-19b25910b2aP/wkrs-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Evidence hints at existence of fourth neutrino http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/rdis-j24.html If the discovery is confirmed, the fourth type of neutrino would be a new fundamental particle, one not currently described by the standard theories of particle physics. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69721573-d036-43a0-8970-0e10ae2c2a4A/rdis-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z US wages and jobs decline, inequality rises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/ineq-j23.html Two reports issued over the past week shed light on the deepening social crisis in the United States and the deteriorating economic position of the working class. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89cf466f-8ba4-495e-ae1b-47f3886bb70N/ineq-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z The Brexit referendum: A turning point in European politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/pers-j23.html To conceal both camps’ policies of class war, trade war and military war, and to sow divisions within the working class, the referendum has increasingly focused on whipping up nationalism and xenophobia. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8701fe3-1cac-467a-9fe8-b9059719b87F/pers-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z French government backs down from ban on protest against labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/fran-j23.html Trade union officials told the Socialist Party government they feared large numbers of people would defy any ban on today's protest in Paris. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0f35560-ebc1-4f27-92ff-1e656653623N/fran-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z South Asian ruling elites rattled by Brexit campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/brex-j23.html Commentators have generally backed the “Remain” campaign and expressed dismay about the damaging economic consequences of a British exit from the EU. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efbea1f8-f670-4417-854f-9a2c7cb36c5J/brex-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Teacher protests, barricades continue after massacre in México http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/mexi-j23.html Teachers and their supporters continue to struggle in Mexico against the education reform law, while union leaders meet with the government. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79c44c4d-dead-43b5-a214-df7dededd40K/mexi-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Man claiming to be lover of Orlando shooter casts further doubt on “terror” claims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/omar-j23.html The government and media have sought to exploit the mass shooting in Orlando as the pretext for escalating war abroad and repressive measures at home. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/999746a6-90b2-4eeb-ac01-2ecc579fbebC/omar-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z US Republican presidential campaign sinking into crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/trum-j23.html Donald Trump fired his campaign manager amid reports that his campaign is running low on funds, and Republican convention delegates are seeking a free vote on the presidential nomination. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3113f2f5-bc97-4ee2-b860-6f1afbcda0bM/trum-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Verizon executives gloat in wake of ratification of CWA contract sellout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/veri-j23.html The vote to ratify does not represent a show of confidence by Verizon workers in the CWA and IBEW. It rather demonstrates that workers saw that nothing further could be gained based on the bankrupt strategy of the unions. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60d71ae5-8323-4d2a-af83-dcfabd75891F/veri-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z IMF cuts estimates for US economic growth and points to worsening long-term trends http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/econ-j23.html The IMF’s latest report on the US economy highlights “pernicious” tendencies that will impact heavily on growth and economic well-being. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/367236b9-c0ec-40be-8fbd-698b94ded21C/econ-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z New report discusses gentrification and its impact on New York City neighborhoods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/nycg-j23.html The report from New York University’s Furman Center is at best a pale reflection of the reality of the housing crisis facing the working class. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/729d37c8-2181-4f99-b537-c0de0726381N/nycg-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Berlin plans mass deportations and more police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/berl-j23.html The plan is aimed at controlling refugees by threatening them with cuts in support. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b75c839-31e1-4e5d-9a5c-2ab86289669C/berl-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Australian poultry processor Ingham to close Cardiff plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/ingh-j23.html The announcement is part of an attack on jobs and conditions in the meat and food processing industries worldwide. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68b2c016-ba10-40fd-b112-6ccc3a18867P/ingh-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Canada Post preparing to lock out 50,000 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/cana-j23.html CUPW’s opposition to a genuine struggle against concessions and in defence of public services is demonstrated by its fulsome praise for the Liberal government and its Canada Post “review.” Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42dd38d9-3797-4dd2-9de8-d6e9782322aD/cana-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition make nationalist case for Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/tusc-j23.html The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party serve to blind the working class to the dangers posed by the strengthening of the most right-wing sections of the bourgeoisie through the referendum campaign. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3db2ea2-a1a9-49c2-966c-cf475767727H/tusc-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Twin Cities nurses discuss political issues in strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/minn-j23.html Nurses discussed the US elections, the impact of Obamacare and the broader issues in their strike during discussions on the picket line in Minneapolis. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/388fe650-8fc1-4738-9676-063f0b3775bN/minn-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z SEP challenges Labor, Greens over war policies at Sydney election forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/foru-j23.html At the meeting, Labor Party candidate and former deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese defended Australia’s military alliance with the US and slandered socialists. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/445dacaa-f7df-4846-987b-e8d0745cf62K/foru-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z SEP candidate discusses war and the Russian Revolution at Melbourne high schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/scho-j23.html Fulgenzi was invited to give a presentation to Year 11 politics students and participated in a lively question-and-answer session that followed. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d052afd5-60b8-47c1-9666-120f418230dG/scho-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Alf Sjöberg’s <em>Miss Julie</em> (1951) and G. W. Pabst’s <em>The Threepenny Opera</em> (1931): Films worth noting … and seeing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/film-j23.html Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjöberg’s <em>Miss Julie</em> is based on the play by August Strindberg. Austrian filmmaker G.W. Pabst’s film <em>The Threepenny Opera</em> is an intricate movie version of the legendary Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill work. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11679680-70ab-4084-8fd8-d061483924bE/film-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Flint mayor announces city will continue pipeline deal at center of lead water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/23/flin-j23.html Democratic Mayor Karen Weaver announced Tuesday that Flint will not attempt to break the contract with the Karegnondi Water Authority. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aed8d5d-45eb-4ed3-aba0-9de7a4fa2daB/flin-j23.html 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z On eve of Brexit referendum, mounting warnings of global trade war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/econ-j22.html The World Trade Organization warned that protectionist measures by leading economies has hit the highest level on records dating back to 2009. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/876d5c65-f5c9-4a3b-bca2-dac81022990F/econ-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Seventy-five years since the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/pers-j22.html The war against the Soviet Union expressed the essence of the Nazi regime, which had been brought to power by the German bourgeoisie to destroy the workers movement and end the threat of socialist revolution. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9107a239-7a95-40cf-bfa0-b0487a17071J/pers-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Galloway and pseudo-left defend alliance with UKIP and Tory right at Brexit referendum meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/gall-j22.html The meeting organized by the "Left Leave" campaign exposed the line-up of the pseudo-left with right-wing nationalist and fascistic forces. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50c507e1-6cfd-4e14-81be-ba743059bc5I/gall-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Landmark Supreme Court ruling backs illegal police searches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/supr-j22.html The 5-3 ruling removes penalties for illegal searches, effectively gutting the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, a core element of the Bill of Rights. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/837bb210-32f8-4b51-98f5-868596889c1L/supr-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Nochixtlán massacre witnesses: Mexican police fired automatic weapons at demonstrators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/oaxa-j22.html The death toll has risen to 11 in Sunday’s police massacre of striking teachers and their supporters in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c930cc2-b80e-4f96-9591-a179053bd6fF/oaxa-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z UN agency reports 65 million people are refugees worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/repo-j22.html The number of people around the globe displaced by war, armed conflict and persecution set a new record at the end of 2015. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a777a65-3a38-4681-a107-9bcf107af46J/repo-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Grillo’s Five Star Movement wins mayoral elections in Rome and Turin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/ital-j22.html The electoral victory of the nationalist Five Star Movement in two Italian cities is a resounding defeat for the government of Matteo Renzi. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc79b21f-6811-4139-9d17-28092017fdeM/ital-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z German interior minister advocates auxiliary police force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/germ-j22.html As in the 1930s, the ruling elite in Germany is responding to growing class conflict with the increased arming of the state and police forces. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fde63a94-775c-4182-807a-51d086e3c99G/germ-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Twin Cities nurses fight cost-cutting plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/minn-j22.html Nearly 5,000 nurses are fighting the demands of Allina Health to gut their medical benefits and increase workloads. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67490f3d-e642-4fe4-b0d4-5dd6292ddeeO/minn-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Canadian autoworkers face fight against threatened plant closings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/unif-j22.html As in the US, the Detroit automakers and the Canadian unions are using the threat of plant closings to ram through concessionary contracts. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5aaf040e-f78b-4e1e-9cc0-004f03be90eD/unif-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Deadly heatwave hits US Southwest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/heat-j22.html Five people have died, thousands are without power and wildfires continue to spread amid record temperatures in the southwestern United States. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0979496f-8dbd-4f0d-9dc9-39f6b988b2aC/heat-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z UK: Bakers union suspends strike action against 2 Sisters Food Group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/food-j22.html The principle of equal pay for equal work has become a thing of the past and is not peculiar to the 2 Sisters Food Group or the low-paid food and drink industry. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d249a537-1ab4-4d0a-8afd-31133bde982O/food-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Australia: Katter video depicts him killing Labor and Coalition opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/bkat-j22.html The vile election ad, which is pitched to extreme right-wing elements, is an incitement to violence against anyone who opposes Katter’s nationalist demagogy. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00201d87-6131-48d3-83c5-4aa069754d7C/bkat-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Family denounces “cold-blooded execution” by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/paer-j22.html As New Zealand’s social crisis worsens, the police are increasingly resorting to deadly force. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af678fe7-82e4-4864-8e9d-96ab730a6f4F/paer-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z The Brexit referendum and the struggle for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/mars-j22.html Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) explained why the party is calling for an active boycott of Thursday’s referendum. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82ccfdd0-a9c3-4218-94c6-12a451c00eaA/mars-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party election campaign: Naomi Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates, 16th District! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/wvir-j22.html The Socialist Equality Party (US) is running Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates to provide workers with a socialist program to oppose the Depression-like conditions in the coal mining state. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/837a8993-a203-4112-bebf-ec194723ca5I/wvir-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Australian election rally promotes Greens’ bogus refugee “solution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/refu-j22.html The Sydney Town Hall meeting was a thinly-veiled election rally for the Greens. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad2f87ea-e623-4da3-abb1-b55481e5809C/refu-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z SEP candidates condemn worsening assault on legal aid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/lega-j22.html Cuts to legal assistance in Australia are part of a wider austerity offensive against the working class, while billions of dollars are being spent on the military in preparation for war. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b1ceb96-2b88-4ffe-bf4c-64094ddfd4bO/lega-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z <em>Censored Voices</em>: A snapshot in time reveals war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/22/revi-j22.html An Israeli filmmaker has brought 50-year-old tape recordings about the Six-Day War and their implications to life on the screen. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/762a423e-aa57-43fb-92bb-592623c09fbO/revi-j22.html 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Two US aircraft carriers in war games in western Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/usch-j21.html The show of force is a sign that the US intends to ramp up its confrontation with China following an imminent ruling on the Philippine legal challenge to Beijing’s maritime claims. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3287bd1-e753-47e2-93b1-933b17794edO/usch-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Washington’s “second nuclear age” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/pers-j21.html The Obama administration’s $1 trillion nuclear modernization program is clearing the way for nuclear weapons to be used in combat. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb417683-98a3-4a29-a20e-c9ea21c1a8cG/pers-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Police kill eight striking Mexican teachers in Oaxaca massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/teac-j21.html Federal police fired on protesting teachers in order to clear a blockaded highway, killing eight and wounding over 50. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3da3beb8-88c7-4dea-957c-f94a070bb56I/teac-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z German foreign minister distances himself from the United States http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/stei-j21.html Steinmeier declared that Germany is forced “to reinterpret the principles that have guided its foreign policy for over half a century.” Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c21f041a-86ac-4f5b-a9d1-f3be07b60cfO/stei-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Corbyn and Cameron use killing of Cox to cement their alliance against Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/brex-j21.html Since Jo Cox’s death, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said nothing about the evidence of the killer’s association with far-right groups tied to sections of the Tory party. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee82221c-bddf-48b8-ba81-3d7a614d809M/brex-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z FBI tried to ensnare Orlando shooter in fake terror plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/orla-j21.html According to a local sheriff, FBI agent provocateurs were used in 2013 in an attempt to lure Omar Mateen into planning an attack. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1b56d15-e84f-4a12-8b99-f93604bc38eA/orla-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Australian Labor Party vows “freedom of navigation” provocations against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/labm-j21.html Of the two main establishment parties, Labor is the most militarist, bellicose and committed to the US alliance, whatever the consequences. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ba645b6-536b-4c12-a081-48f4af1de97N/labm-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Australian jobs figures show expansion of part-time work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/jobs-j21.html A new “normal” has emerged—growing numbers of workers being forced to take part-time jobs, which are invariably less secure and worse-paid. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4032b4f-1e5e-4049-8856-2a6aee0451eM/jobs-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Twin Cities nurses face battle over health benefits, staffing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/nurs-j21.html With the strike by 4,800 nurses entering the third day, hospital management is remaining intransigent. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08f3f134-0164-4a90-8f5a-f70c1a2eff4G/nurs-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Record heat wave fuels wildfire in southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/fire-j21.html The fire, dubbed the Sherpa fire, is particularly concerning because of its potential for growth and its proximity to the city of Santa Barbara. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/625dbb25-60c2-420c-957c-a3c0619eab2F/fire-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z California legislature and governor reach agreement on 2016-2017 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/cali-j21.html The new budget enshrines further austerity, with little money to be spent on needed social programs and windfall profits assured for employers. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b97f5375-f8cc-4b17-b1a2-f2182890c2dD/cali-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Northern Ireland: Police collusion established in 1994 Loughinisland massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/nire-j21.html On June 18, 1994, 15 football supporters at the Heights Bar in Loughinisland were watching Ireland in the opening match of the soccer World Cup when 11 of them were gunned down. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b683abc8-ef28-43cf-953c-ccaf4fd1abaJ/nire-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z New Zealand PM’s diplomatic debacle in Fiji http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/fiji-j21.html Bainimarama bluntly refused to accede to NZ Prime Minister Key’s agenda. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3d3197a-67a8-4ba8-b3d3-ff0367e1554O/fiji-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Fort McMurray residents return to badly damaged city http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/wild-j21.html Serious concerns exist about the threat to public health from the large quantities of toxic waste created by the massive wildfire. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ce97a52-167f-49c0-ba8a-7bb146d7feaP/wild-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Video: The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/vide-j21.html As Sanders wraps up his campaign and prepares to endorse Hillary Clinton, the millions of workers and youth who supported him must now draw the necessary political conclusions. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1b0e974-dd39-484a-812c-b3a102cd9f4M/vide-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z At the People’s Summit: An opportunist debate over Clinton vs. the Green Party’s Stein http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/sawa-j21.html A workshop on “democratic socialism” at the People’s Summit turned into a discussion of how far to go in supporting Hillary Clinton. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9157d8f-a40c-4cff-9041-8ebb769b108D/sawa-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z SEP election campaign team visits lead-affected suburb http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/bool-j21.html What has happened in Boolaroo typifies the corporate and government contempt for the health and safety of workers and their families. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66af2218-3327-4a20-896e-6252132b513G/bool-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party candidate interviewed by community radio station http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/gabz-j21.html ”We are fighting to build a party against war,” Gabriela Zabala told the Muslim radio station 2MFM. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab46ffe5-695b-49f7-91d8-4587a441e61A/gabz-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Issues raised by the “Labor Relations” exhibition at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/labo-j21.html Labor Relations at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum in Poland is drawn from the museum’s international art collection. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c480ea-5d15-46b9-9990-452a65a34d9H/labo-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/21/wkrs-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a89c8946-ed1a-46d1-838b-5cf6fd58dd9I/wkrs-j21.html 2016-06-21T05:00:00Z MP’s murder exposes role of neo-fascists in British Leave campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/jcox-j20.html The murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox underscores the frenzy of nationalism and xenophobia being whipped up around Thursday’s referendum on EU membership. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c650cdc2-2828-45a2-b583-d5326785975J/jcox-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Political lessons of the Sanders campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/pers-j20.html The closer Sanders comes to a formal endorsement of Clinton, the more he is forced to make clear that his “political revolution” is nothing more than an effort to channel social discontent behind the Democratic Party. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5426ecb2-b5c8-46d3-94a2-9d5d0f40763E/pers-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Reports of sectarian massacres as Fallujah falls to Iraqi government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/fall-j20.html The Iraqi forces are being accompanied by US, British and Australian military “advisors.” Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fa11e08-5f74-4f94-b202-db4837f4dcdL/fall-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z People’s Summit in Chicago: Preparing the switch from Sanders to Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/summ-j20.html The two-day event was part of an effort by union officials and Democratic Party operatives to prepare a smooth transition from the Sanders campaign to support for Hillary Clinton. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad2ee12a-78ee-40f8-89e4-fbb9148f335N/summ-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Youth at People’s Summit discuss war, Sanders, Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/intv-j20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke with a number of young people, who were a decided minority at the conference, about the presidential candidates and the threat of war. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cdc841f-0adb-46b1-8ae9-39fe6327b91M/intv-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Twin Cities nurses strike against gutting of health care benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/nurs-j20.html Minnesota nurses are engaged in a week-long strike to oppose attacks on employee health benefits and chronic work overloads. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac0e9b1a-1a67-4cdd-bea0-d2079f74861P/nurs-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Despite mounting opposition, French unions signal concessions on labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/cgtl-j20.html The Stalinist General Confederation of Labor has indicated that it may be open to negotiating firm-level contracts under the new law that violate the national Labor Code. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ddafd34-321a-41c4-be75-16e3391a161P/cgtl-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Opposition grows to US military bases on Okinawa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/japa-j20.html While local politicians attempt to keep the protests limited in scale and scope, the widespread anger is bound up with opposition to Japanese remilitarization. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/007e63a7-c67d-4247-9ab6-6c97a2f56f1N/japa-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Belgian authorities mount large-scale anti-terror raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/belg-j20.html Three suspects were charged with preparing terror attacks on gatherings of football fans after police raided over 100 locations across Belgium. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20e07c91-2ed4-4e89-b399-30e3f7fbc4cA/belg-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Australian Labor’s campaign launch features lies and duplicity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/shor-j20.html Shorten sought to reassure big business of Labor’s commitment to austerity, while falsely promising voters that it would maintain jobs and essential services. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c40d438b-ebfb-4df9-9671-4ac7f7a2bdfM/shor-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z UN Security Council agrees to military intervention off Libyan coast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/liby-j20.html Within the framework of the EU’s Operation Sophia, Germany is expanding its naval presence off the Libyan coast and leading the preparations for a military intervention. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f4c3ed1-23d3-4eef-93c6-61212d2bd0cL/liby-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Nicaragua’s President Ortega to run unopposed for third term http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/nica-j20.html While continuing to support the Sandinista leader, elements within the Nicaraguan bourgeoisie voiced concern about the lack of political “escape valves.” Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b16de152-2b41-4749-8b2c-54ad438ab07J/nica-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Canadian government tables bill for parliamentary “oversight” of spy agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/csis-j20.html The oversight committee will provide a “democratic” fig leaf for Canada’s national security apparatus, which in the name of fighting terrorism has been given police-state powers. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3f98eb4-4b64-4ac4-aa39-942bd460360H/csis-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Thousands of Australian households cut off electricity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/disc-j20.html <em>Households in the Dark</em> found that extreme financial distress is the basic reason for power disconnections. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/568ad1e2-380d-40f1-84d4-81dac78e8e9A/disc-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z New Zealand First demonises Muslim immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/immi-j20.html The Labour Party and the Greens hypocritically tried to distance themselves from the NZ First leader’s inflammatory and xenophobic statements. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7952fe9-beb7-4e1d-8ab3-ecf3a27d5f3G/immi-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Billionaire former BHS boss faces down UK parliamentary committee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/gree-j20.html Some 11,000 workers are set to lose their jobs and around 22,000 present and future retirees will see their pensions decimated after the collapse of high street retailer BHS. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24a2c6d1-cd5f-4f49-92f3-8c3c135acfcC/gree-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z St. Petersburg, Florida: Wastewater workers under sustained attack by city officials in storm’s wake http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/pete-j20.html A major tropical storm has again exposed the mismanagement of St. Petersburg city officials, who are threatening the jobs of employees who oppose them. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c7c1479-46ed-4014-8f11-324bb08101fL/pete-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z “Berlin correspondence:” Germany’s Humboldt University in the service of militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/humb-j20.html The appearance by German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Humboldt University Professor Herfried Münkler on the same platform is a testament to the University’s transformation into a think-tank for German imperialism. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f201893d-fd98-422b-8b33-003b8cba291D/humb-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z The way forward after the PNG police shootings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/pngs-j20.html The struggle in Papua New Guinea for basic democratic rights and against austerity and war can be based only on the fight for socialist internationalism. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d55b193e-d737-4377-976e-ba8f78f3d96C/pngs-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z SEP senate candidate speaks with Melbourne tram drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/tram-j20.html Chris Sinnema received a warm response when he outlined the party’s fight for a new anti-war movement of the working class. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d32b669c-fa74-43c7-abb3-3a235877ccdN/tram-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 20-26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/twih-j20.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0049ad16-d802-4f37-adb6-2b7dc99dc8cD/twih-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z State Department “dissent” memo backs escalation of regime-change war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/syri-j18.html The memo has ratcheted up tensions with Moscow while providing a glimpse of what may prove to be the policy of the next US administration. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57486c26-90eb-4b4f-b719-531db91c85cA/syri-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Doping allegations cited to ban Russian track and field team from Rio Olympics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/dope-j18.html The pretense that Russia is some kind of outlier and affront to the “Olympic spirit” is an absurd and cynical fraud. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e39822b-2345-4904-a6af-73cc3bf3a64K/dope-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z US Navy to continue Black Sea incursions, brushing aside Russian demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/blac-j18.html Rather than countering “Russian aggression,” the breakneck militarization of the Black Sea is rooted in the drive by the US and European powers to control the Eurasian landmass. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b78008ff-3dcc-4bc0-a6ff-f397b38ef85P/blac-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Eleven workers hospitalized after chemical leak at Nestlé plant in Illinois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/will-j18.html The Nestlé Willy Wonka candy manufacturing plant in Itasca, Illinois, was evacuated early Friday morning after a burst pipe leaked out lithium chloride. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e14fc096-1fcb-4ddc-afc6-00628716858M/will-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Unidos Podemos pulls ahead of Socialist Party in Spanish election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/spai-j18.html The latest polls confirm the historic breakdown of the two party-system that has dominated Spanish politics since the end of the fascist dictatorship. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9febf4d-0fc5-4caf-849a-9eb3f7f6b53I/spai-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Leeds bus workers strike over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/firs-j18.html Earlier this month, 250 workers employed by First Bus Leeds voted unanimously to reject management’s paltry pay offer and begin a campaign of strike action. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a559470-936a-4497-a4c2-00ec4ed966bE/firs-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Report reveals millions living under modern day slavery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/slav-j18.html A recent report by the Global Slavery Index documenting that millions are living in conditions of modern slavery stands as an indictment of the capitalist system. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e48d00d2-8a9e-4f3b-8e31-737e65704a6A/slav-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z US insurers seek 10 percent Obamacare premium increase for 2017 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/obam-j18.html Premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are set to rise in 2017, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4818ea3-2c96-423b-9312-561caa8d628B/obam-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Teachers’ union sanctions destruction of Detroit Public Schools district http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/dpsb-j18.html The Michigan legislature uses debt crisis as the pretext to dissolve the district and rewrite the rules governing education in the nation’s largest poor city. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b32068a-a270-472d-a3fb-1d118f61322P/dpsb-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Abe sets date for Japan’s upper house election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/japa-j18.html The Abe government’s push for remilitarization is driving political tensions in Japan. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a71e44df-0c23-4c21-9a45-264b8d79ffaC/japa-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists at loggerheads in wake of electoral debacle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/cpim-j18.html The Stalinist CPM is bitterly divided over whether to move still closer to the deeply discredited Congress Party—the Indian bourgeoisie’s traditional party of government. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47a6bdc5-de64-4fdd-b9c3-0349d5d6b18N/cpim-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan residents demand removal of military armouries following explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/army-j18.html Angry protests following the huge June 5 Salawa armoury explosion reflect growing opposition to the government. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c16cbc2-7bab-4111-84bf-0424746c6cfC/army-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z The EU referendum and the murder of British MP Jo Cox http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/pers-j18.html The murder of Cox has starkly revealed the fascistic character of the forces being whipped up around this week’s referendum on British membership in the EU, particularly by the Leave campaign. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfbd8c2e-ffa9-4983-b91a-b40445675f2C/pers-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Sanders calls for supporters to back Clinton, “transform” Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/sand-j18.html Sanders’ speech exposes the real character of his “political revolution,” which has always been about channeling opposition behind the Democrats and Clinton. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7de644f5-7731-430e-846d-c7833292c64B/sand-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z The working class must stop the Carrier factory closures! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/carr-j18.html The fight to defend jobs requires a unified fight against the capitalist system Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6df5836-9073-454e-b304-b8b7f230cd5L/carr-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks to workers in Chicago, Illinois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/vide-j18.html White took the SEP presidential campaign to Chicago, speaking to workers at a Ford Motor Company plant and in downtown Chicago at a transit station. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b95537ce-68b9-4fd4-929a-f7f88b22532B/vide-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z The significance of the Brexit referendum for the European working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/spee-j18.html Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech in London to a June 14 public meeting sponsored by the SEP (UK). Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/385151a8-8ca1-4493-b18f-1b04744417bE/spee-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z <em>Toyen</em>: A film about the Czech surrealist painter and her times http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/toye-j18.html Czech director Jan Němec, who died in March 2016, made a film about the surrealist painter Toyen in 2005, which is now available. The film is intriguing and sometimes deeply moving. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65dd25ab-0b84-4e68-9553-16493473597I/toye-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Australian election: Murdoch paper excludes “minor parties” from candidates’ forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/gray-j18.html A candidates’ forum in Sydney’s inner west only permitted Liberal Party, Labor and Greens representatives to make opening and closing remarks. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/362e50fb-64a3-461f-a259-f6df4d5a7f7F/gray-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/labo-j18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/767a8709-a905-4df0-9226-726227ea55aG/labo-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z UK Labour MP Jo Cox murdered in midst of Brexit referendum campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/coxj-j17.html The brutal murder of a Labour parliamentarian by a man who allegedly yelled “Britain first” takes place amid a hysterical campaign of right-wing nationalism and xenophobia. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f23a213e-5ff6-434e-a9f0-ae8297aa0c2F/coxj-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z The return of “secular stagnation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/pers-j17.html Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen’s comments on Wednesday pointed to the emergence of “secular stagnation” in the global economy, a term first developed in the 1930s. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83c20cfe-158a-4737-bb4a-422ee65fb8fM/pers-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Fears of UK exit from the EU fuel global panic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/brex-j17.html The release of polls showing a likely “leave” result in the referendum on membership in the EU has fueled a stock sell-off and prompted worried statements by central banks. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b4466e9-061d-4aca-a7c8-cff0c76fac7D/brex-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Democrats take the lead in attack on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/orla-j17.html The plan to use the FBI “watch list” to ban gun purchases is only the initial step towards a more systematic attack on democratic rights. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8a141e6-5592-405c-8391-f8b945f4d62C/orla-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z US Senate votes to include women in the draft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/draf-j17.html The decision to require women to register with the Selective Service is being fraudulently hailed as a victory for women’s rights by leading Democrats. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc65c9a4-dd5f-42ef-9f0d-84f15e01194H/draf-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Individual claims responsibility for hacking the Democratic National Committee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/hack-j17.html Self-proclaimed hacker “Guccifer 2.0” released a trove of documents produced by the DNC, indicating that the official narrative blaming Russian intelligence was fabricated. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4b8fdf-e93d-4c17-9a29-76027e0e743B/hack-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z US steelworkers continue voting on ArcelorMittal contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/arce-j17.html The limited information released by the company and the USW makes clear this is a major betrayal that attempts to shift the crisis of the steel industry onto the backs of workers. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d76a80d-fe98-4999-b078-fa4e92e25f9K/arce-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z NATO commits to Afghan war through 2020, prepares Eurasian-wide escalation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/nato-j17.html NATO’s extension of its mission in Afghanistan is one element in a “package of enhancements” aimed at strengthening its grip over strategic portions of Eurasia. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d55da502-b036-42ca-88f9-f2b15663fe4J/nato-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza government presses ahead with privatisations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/gree-j17.html The Syriza-led government, elected on a wave of opposition to austerity, is presiding over a sweeping sell-off of state assets for the benefit of the Greek and European financial elites. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2a76e94-c0b3-4018-a2a6-04bd757019fO/gree-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Brazil’s interim president Temer named in Petrobras kickback scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/braz-j17.html The charge that Temer solicited bribe money has further undermined the right-wing regime that assumed power through the impeachment drive against Rousseff. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8516f605-4ce8-46f8-ac6c-eeb4d282d30E/braz-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Clampdown worsens in Israel following Tel Aviv shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/isra-j17.html Successive governments have fostered anti-Palestinian bigotry, chauvinism and xenophobia, but such attitudes are by no means universal in Israel, a deeply divided country. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/948d76c5-a891-4639-8455-6e7fc7786e2N/isra-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z New Zealand Defence White Paper prepares for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/wpnz-j17.html Military upgrades worth $20 billion will support US-led war preparations against China and New Zealand’s own imperialist interests in the Pacific and elsewhere. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2946af00-cede-49bb-a357-e4f22e90f92J/wpnz-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: JVP calls for state of emergency in response to flood disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/jvps-j17.html The JVP’s proposal shows its readiness to strengthen the capitalist state apparatus against rising social unrest. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf352361-b79e-4798-b928-ee8b93fabffA/jvps-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z The “Peoples’ Summit” in Chicago: Democrats, pseudo-left groups prepare new trap for workers and youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/peop-j17.html As Sanders prepares to formally back Clinton, sections of the Democratic Party and its periphery are working to contain the oppositional sentiment that found expression in support for Sanders’ campaign. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0268b41-2cc0-4fa1-8c37-325779e023fE/peop-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z <em>The Nice Guys</em>: Something, but not very much http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/nice-j17.html <em>The Nice Guys</em> is set in 1977 and follows the investigation into a disappearance, which turns out to be part of a broader conspiracy. <em>Sunset Song</em> and <em>The Idol</em> have recently opened in movie theaters in the US. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50dead7c-1682-40ec-a612-542575c83ceE/nice-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton and the “Spirit of 9/12” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/spir-j17.html Clinton has seized on the tragedy in Orlando to distract the population from questions of economic inequality and steamroll opposition to the attack on democratic rights and the expansion of war. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90be0bf8-c8e7-4756-a10d-95745a618a0B/spir-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Blaxland: A microcosm of Australia’s social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/blax-j17.html Bankstown and the surrounding suburbs provide a picture of the worsening economic and social conditions facing millions of working people. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/819344db-d7a6-496c-8e66-40e604abbe7P/blax-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/17/wkrs-j17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d06dd779-7279-4ad8-8306-b5265adaee6A/wkrs-j17.html 2016-06-17T05:00:00Z French government threatens ban on protests against labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/fran-j16.html Shaken by rising working class opposition, the Socialist Party is signaling that it is prepared to shred basic democratic rights and institute a police state regime to impose austerity. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67549db2-9302-40e8-8628-f0ef9f8b4faL/fran-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z The Venezuelan working class at a crossroads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/pers-j16.html The pro-capitalist, bourgeois nationalist policies of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela have produced a social catastrophe for Venezuelan workers. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cf65ec6-46d4-4443-9a4c-e8a6ea93df2I/pers-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Fed holds interest rates amid mounting global turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/bank-j16.html The Fed decision to keep interest rates on hold is an expression of the fact that what were once considered “normal” operations of the capitalist economy are breaking down. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec7bcd8e-dd25-49f5-9741-143bbbdb0afH/bank-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z US-China tensions rise amid major naval exercises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/usch-j16.html The Malabar war games involving the US, Japanese and Indian navies are “complex, high-end, war-fighting exercises” aimed against China. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a748195a-c681-4ed5-a7de-0f3a1a29779J/usch-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Sanders meets with Clinton to discuss support for her presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/sand-j16.html Sanders’ meeting Tuesday evening with the presumptive Democratic nominee is a further signal that he is preparing to formally endorse her campaign in the general election. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e61521cc-b529-4684-9c5b-87ebc91854aK/sand-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Political crisis deepens in Australia’s “double dissolution” election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/elec-j16.html Despite growing public hostility and alienation, both major parties have publicly committed to imposing the austerity demands of the financial and corporate elite. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58139929-d6ea-4c64-bf73-77a6aaef13bN/elec-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea student protests continue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/pngs-j16.html Students at the University of Papua New Guinea defied a court order and instructions from the university administration by refusing to return to classes. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66885400-8efd-46e2-b64f-50bbe0f6f93H/pngs-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z European Court of Justice upholds UK ban on migrant benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/bene-j16.html The judgment states the British government can withhold family welfare benefits to EU migrants who are not working if they do not have the “right to reside” in the UK. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89465c5c-c058-4939-b637-d63c796d8e2O/bene-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Canada’s elite urges Liberal government to deploy troops to Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/cana-j16.html Canada is expected to become the fourth “core” contributor to a NATO force to be deployed to the Baltic states and Eastern Europe with the aim of provoking Russia. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a164aa29-82a6-4e02-b4a0-9aa420b7e76P/cana-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z European Union seeks agreements with African dictators to deter refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/afri-j16.html In exchange for financial assistance, despotic regimes in Africa are to seal off escape routes and detain and deport refugees. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/130a1357-35fc-4b6a-af41-55a66362bf1G/afri-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z German unions call for steel trade war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/stee-j16.html In a new burst of reactionary economic nationalism, the Social Democratic Party and German trade unions are calling for US-type trade war measures against China. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65bbc3be-df3e-433c-9865-9a84c3ce269I/stee-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Chinese defence minister seeks to boost ties with Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/bang-j16.html In line with Washington’s “pivot” to Asia, India and Japan are attempting to undermine Chinese influence in Bangladesh and throughout the region. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf20e517-e07e-4b15-99ae-6d14ffbeb91J/bang-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Wall Street’s candidate wins elections in Peru with support from pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/peru-j16.html Decisive in the narrow victory of the former IMF official was the unconditional support granted by the Broad Front of the Left (Frente Amplio). Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d99ec84-63b7-460a-8b05-16f000ded97C/peru-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Mexico’s national teachers strike enters second month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/mexi-j16.html Efforts by teachers to roll back the regressive federal education reform face increasing government repression. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3545b61-a5b8-4e05-aabd-e42f255cd55C/mexi-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z 12,000 Caltrans workers offered effective pay decrease in new contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/cali-j16.html Caltrans workers were given ballots Monday to vote on the new contract agreement reached between the state government and the International Union of Operating Engineers. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/904694c7-2d2d-448c-a341-29dd6c21125K/cali-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z ICFI Secretary Peter Schwarz speaks in London on Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/meet-j16.html Schwarz’s remarks, which were live-streamed over the internet, drew online listeners from India, Sri Lanka, America, Poland, Germany and France. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95251983-8f8e-4d01-b997-708dcc9fa4bN/meet-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns in Rockford, Illinois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/16/vide-j16.html White visited Rockford and Belvidere, Illinois, where he spoke to workers about their conditions and the US elections. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55306c5a-5a20-4bf5-a070-4fc0bd51ff1O/vide-j16.html 2016-06-16T05:00:00Z Opposition mounts to French labor law in new national day of action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/fran-j15.html Despite the government’s efforts to smash strikes and demoralize workers, marches in several cities were noticeably larger than in previous mobilizations. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00e49088-db5c-4cc5-961e-87f75240175J/fran-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z ISIS-linked operative murders police commander and his wife near Paris http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/isis-j15.html As in the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> and November 13 shootings in Paris last year, and the March 22 Brussels attack, the alleged murderer was well-known to the intelligence services. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b1a00f4-03dd-4226-b956-23dcdc5c929B/isis-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z Britain’s Labour Party helps Conservative government pass Snoopers’ Charter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/snoo-j15.html The UK’s security and spying agencies are being rewarded for their criminality with new and almost unlimited powers. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24d248e3-8a62-465b-921c-dc8bbf3b5ccN/snoo-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z German general calls for new tanks against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/tank-j15.html The rearmament of the German armed forces and calls for its use at home are being accompanied by a large-scale propaganda offensive orchestrated by the Ministry of Defence. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df1a3899-40ec-4891-ab16-a7c8aadf308H/tank-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z Pakistan “reassessing” relations with US following Modi visit, Mansour assassination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/pkus-j15.html Angered by the US’ downgrading of their alliance and boosting of India, Pakistan has issued warnings that the US has overturned South Asia’s balance of power. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40490c8b-a943-490f-b4b9-b1221982620J/pkus-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Labour, Greens sign Memorandum of Understanding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/lagr-j15.html Claims that the Labour-Greens alliance offers a “progressive alternative” to the National Party government are a fraud. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f721532-e60c-45cf-af5c-94063cda336F/lagr-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z Duterte government opens peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/phil-j15.html As government and party leaders meet to negotiate in Oslo, CPP head Joma Sison is calling for a “coalition government” with the fascistic Duterte regime. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94ed6fd4-de18-4f35-8598-0e4b1440aa0M/phil-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z CWA calls diversionary “grievance strikes” against AT&amp;T West in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/att-j15.html The walkouts are an evident attempt to allow workers to vent anger and frustration about the refusal of the CWA to call a strike over management’s concession demands. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b434247-39bb-49dc-8a10-0ceef015366B/att-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z Massachusetts: Nurses at Brigham and Women’s hospital authorize one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/brig-j15.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke with nurses as more than 2,300 voted in favor of a strike. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c0f8b81-59df-4269-8222-daeb89c9eccD/brig-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z Hunger strike at Wisconsin’s Waupun State Prison against conditions of a “living hell” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/waup-j15.html An estimated half dozen prisoners in solitary confinement at Waupun, Wisconsin announced they would begin a hunger strike. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6b8bc4c-60cf-49f6-9d84-c59844cf956K/waup-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z Canada: Unifor prepares to cede further concessions to Detroit Three automakers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/unif-j15.html Faced with company threats to further slash auto production in Canada, Unifor is signaling its readiness to impose concession-filled contracts to fatten shareholder profits. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/311d5d26-7b4c-4fa9-b33a-ff41284dc8aP/unif-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z The social roots of the mass shooting in Orlando http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/pers-j15.html The question that is imperiously raised by events such as the Orlando massacre is: What is it about American society that so frequently leads mentally unstable individuals to resort to mass murder? Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35932976-a74d-439a-a936-5c9c812f5b4N/pers-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z The International Socialist Organization embraces the Green Party’s “left” capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/gree-j15.html The ISO and the Greens are working together to prevent those attracted to the campaign of Bernie Sanders from moving in the direction of independent working class and socialist politics. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b13dd910-fdd0-4b9f-913c-82084d71e4fA/gree-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z The lies surrounding the Sydney siege unravel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/15/sysi-j15.html The huge police mobilisation in response to a lone gunman is a sharp warning of the methods that will be used in the future to suppress opposition to war and austerity. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d399d499-e368-49ec-a812-21ac461bbb8D/sysi-j15.html 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z IMF issues warning over growing Chinese debt problems http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/chin-j14.html The IMF has described rising corporate debt in China as the key “faultline” in its economy, amid concerns it could have major “spillover” effects internationally. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7e129e0-71e0-4fdf-98dc-910c90ed1a3O/chin-j14.html 2016-06-14T06:00:00Z NATO orders four additional battalions to Russian border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/nato-j14.html The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e34917f-0ab9-4aaf-9a02-b07e3ca938aO/nato-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Questions mount over FBI handling of Orlando gunman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/orla-j14.html The FBI acknowledges having investigated Omar Mateen in 2013, after he claimed a connection to the Boston Marathon bombing, and again in 2014, but claims to have dropped any monitoring of his activities. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46b5716f-e94e-488c-a60a-a2625e6f070L/orla-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z As voting on Verizon sellout winds down workers express concerns over jobs, healthcare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/veri-j14.html With voting ending at the end of this week, workers have yet to see the full contract, which includes some $200 million in health care cuts. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e0cf918-4258-4447-8663-9b5ebeea64bG/veri-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Behind the shooting of Papua New Guinea student protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/pngs-j14.html The latest crisis in PNG is a harbinger of the worsening social and economic crisis and sharpening geo-political tensions wracking countries throughout the Pacific region. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95b46339-e62b-4010-ace3-a9cdd15e6a5H/pngs-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Austria’s far-right Freedom Party challenges presidential election result http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/aust-j14.html Austria’s highest court must decide within four weeks whether the presidential election must be repeated in full, partially, or not at all. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e7d7c1-2653-4898-8b22-39f5a38abdeB/aust-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Strikes and demonstrations spread in Venezuela amid deepening food crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/vene-j14.html There is fear of social revolution in both the pro-Maduro “Chavista” faction of the ruling class and the opposition, led by the Democratic Unity Roundtable. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cf92396-14f3-4ffe-89da-cc627a674a3C/vene-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z The financial skulduggery behind the collapse of UK retailer BHS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/bhsc-j14.html While the press have called the revelations “extraordinary” and “shocking,” implying that the events behind the collapse of BHS are a “one-off,” these corporate practices are the norm. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08b0db1e-472e-478f-b81d-684ce3c174aF/bhsc-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Debt soars for students in England http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/tuit-j14.html With interest, the average graduate will pay back an additional £3,000 more than they were expecting, with the burden falling more heavily on the poor. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c725f2fd-cabe-46fe-9224-270ce7cf807L/tuit-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania school district prepares to end public education past the eighth grade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/erie-j14.html Under the proposed budget, all city high schools in the Erie school district would be closed. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e280755-d763-4acb-8028-dee06420ff9K/erie-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z The Orlando massacre and the 2016 US election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/pers-j14.html Both major parties’ presumptive presidential nominees have rushed to exploit the tragedy in Orlando to promote war and reaction. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22d450ac-e3fc-4342-979c-7d225319aa6H/pers-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Pseudo-lefts appointed to leadership of Germany’s Left Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/left-j14.html Within Germany, the Left Party is increasingly viewed as a right-wing, bourgeois party, which spouts left sounding phrases, but is no different in practice than the established parties. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5e61ca3-6d66-4f3a-a93a-7024feab402B/left-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z SEP election meetings outline alternative to war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/elec-j14.html SEP candidates spoke out against Australia’s integration into the US war drive against China and the mounting social crisis facing the working class. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4e679e1-f1cc-4701-945a-7ac8146f5ecE/elec-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Were Neanderthals architects? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/nean-j14.html Architectural features dating from over 176,000 years ago, found deep in a French cave, may have been built by Neanderthals. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4f51c96-fe7d-4f36-8180-08bb99916a2F/nean-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/14/wkrs-j14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc53c260-54d0-4927-b315-3694d1d2441G/wkrs-j14.html 2016-06-14T05:00:00Z Gunman massacres 50 in Orlando nightclub http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/orla-j13.html The Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential candidates both issued statements making clear that the massacre will be exploited to promote war abroad and intensified state repression at home. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/283c86c4-aecd-4f40-b358-b97a9532201J/orla-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Race, gender and the US presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/pers-j13.html There is a concerted effort to shift the political axis of the campaign to issues of race and gender rather than the questions of economic inequality raised by Bernie Sanders. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c8f87db-c3d6-4c8c-865b-dba3f3995b6E/pers-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z ASPI think tank warns of war with China and attacks on Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/aspi-j13.html The Australian population has been kept in the dark about the content of the document. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed510bb-261d-4f7b-be8e-c419933d35aN/aspi-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z French unions boost pressure to end strike movement against labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/fran-j13.html The union bureaucracy is isolating workers, industry by industry, while preparing new talks with the Socialist Party government. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a66d974-1a2c-44c8-b0e5-2fe38fc11abH/fran-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Belgian unions try to suppress country’s growing strike wave http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/belg-j13.html The unions in Belgium and France view a joint struggle by workers in both countries as a threat. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/652d6bd0-1fdd-4e06-94ac-ad817a62114B/belg-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z North Sea oil workers must wage unified struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/nort-j13.html The crisis in the North Sea industry is one expression of the global capitalist chaos in oil production. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07e9db45-94fa-4768-b1de-1baf820fddcK/nort-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea authorities clamp down on student protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/pngs-j13.html Opposition politicians are using the corruption scandal in a bid to bring down the government but are just as committed to austerity measures. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcca115b-57a1-4705-bbb7-cfd9c67fff9J/pngs-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Congress, Obama call for a Financial Control Board for Puerto Rico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/puer-j13.html The US ruling elite intends to use the crisis as an opportunity to drastically reduce working conditions and living standards in Puerto Rico. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afdbc695-df2e-4aae-984d-8656caa52f0I/puer-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Arrest of New York prison guards’ union chief highlights broader nexus of corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/seab-j13.html Norman Seabrook, notorious for defending the brutality of correction officers, is accused of taking a kickback for investing union pension monies into a high-risk hedge fund. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b57906cc-2ba6-4463-8f37-679c7aa157fA/seab-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z New York City de Blasio administration upholds firing of teacher for class on Central Park Five http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/cpfj-j13.html The administration of New York City’s Democratic mayor has submitted papers in a suit supporting the dismissal of a teacher for giving a lesson on the 1989 frame-up of the Central Park Five. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67b9c29a-9b48-4add-9a3c-56d38f8a7fbF/cpfj-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Historic East Cleveland, Ohio: A city in decline faces bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/cleve-j13.html While millions are being spent for the Republican convention in Cleveland, nothing is being done to improve the lives of the devastated working class suburb of East Cleveland. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aec83e7f-e396-4659-8a85-e7446e071c5G/cleve-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Sports Direct and BHS: The real face of British capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/spor-j13.html While lamenting Ashley and Green as the “unacceptable face of capitalism,” the media made clear that much of what had occurred was perfectly legal. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcf9acb4-7818-480c-9442-29916921776P/spor-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Mounting working class and student protests deepen Chile’s political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/chil-j13.html Once hailed as the South American capitalist miracle, Chile is facing a sharp economic decline. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bb83e5f-7782-4511-b36e-d0da334f031H/chil-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Australia’s east coast hit by devastating storms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/eaco-j13.html Under-resourced emergency response units were spread thin across the storm- and flood-damaged areas. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/635f042b-a0a4-4292-abe5-9c0a07e46c8I/eaco-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Peter Schwarz, secretary of the ICFI, at June 14 London public meeting to be live streamed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/ukmt-j13.html Peter Schwarz will speak on the historical experience of German workers, who paid a terrible price for the subordination of the Communist Party of Germany to nationalism in the 1930s. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/748d35cf-15b8-43a1-96f8-856ee6730ebP/ukmt-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum: Socialist internationalism versus left nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/spee-j13.html The following is a speech by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), on the party’s campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/229fe4df-4fb8-4bc0-afec-32285c8dd07H/spee-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z The Brexit referendum from a European perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/brex-j13.html Reading the commentary in the international press concerning the referendum on a British exit from the European Union, one gets a sense of a ruling class that has lost its bearings. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaae7fe6-af9e-42c5-82a5-181e2e5fcb1M/brex-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z As more details emerge ISO continues defense of CWA sellout of Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/isov-j13.html A coterie of pseudo-left groups that operate in the orbit of the Democratic Party are more and more being called into service to prop up the unions. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b2ac16b-fb6e-48bd-b775-832bfde9970D/isov-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Left Party advocates joint candidate with SPD and Greens for German presidency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/left-j13.html The Left Party has responded to the announcement by federal President Joachim Gauck that he will be retiring next year “on age grounds” by moving further to the right. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e9d5800-bd6f-42c5-ab33-fc9e74463deJ/left-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Again on Don DeLillo’s <em>Zero K</em>: How does a novel turn toward social life? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/zero-j13.html Don DeLillo’s latest novel, about the determination of a small group of wealthy individuals to have their bodies cryogenically preserved, is worth our attention. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6b5c410-1f8f-4a1c-b538-4fdc77df14aN/zero-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 13-19 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/13/twih-j13.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7abd263-1d8e-4d56-8ed3-7b8af026e24H/twih-j13.html 2016-06-13T05:00:00Z Obama green-lights escalation of Afghanistan war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/afgh-j11.html The White House has authorized a major escalation of US air and ground combat operations targeting Taliban forces and others opposed to the stooge regime in Kabul. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae10c53f-80c5-4b48-b0eb-03985678ed3E/afgh-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z The return of German militarism to Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/pers-j11.html Germany’s Armed Forces are playing an increasingly prominent role in the NATO deployment in Eastern Europe, which serves to openly prepare a war against Russia. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5be664d5-d6eb-4915-b237-9413cdf437dC/pers-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Bond yields fall as fears rise over global economic growth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/ecbc-j11.html As the pile of negative yielding government debt passes the $10 trillion mark, it has been described as a “supernova that will explode one day.” Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5264037c-6d39-49b4-aa85-f4a292efb2aK/ecbc-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z French government threatens to crush strikes as Euro 2016 football cup starts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/fren-j11.html Workers also faced criticism from union officials, who pushed for an end to the strike with claims that striking during the Euro cup would reflect badly on their image. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b1a0b42-14bf-4e41-9d94-5acbd107478K/fren-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Turkey’s Erdogan uses terror attack to escalate repression of opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/ista-j11.html The latest terror attack will only accelerate and facilitate the drive of the Turkish ruling elite towards militarism and dictatorship, while confusing the masses. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80f34e5a-503b-421f-902b-df3305c194bP/ista-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z UK trade union federation calls for Britain to remain in EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/brex-j11.html The Trades Union Congress is backing the Remain campaign on the cynical basis that it is necessary to protect workers from the attacks of the Conservative government. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc515a04-e1e1-4313-b62a-f0142ac96ebI/brex-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Croatian government collapses after four months http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/croa-j11.html The collapse of the Oreskovic government has provoked a serious political crisis in the country. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6192ecb-2631-4351-918b-6cad515bd57D/croa-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton signed off on drone assassinations, emails reveal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/clin-j11.html The report in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> is the first to indicate that, as Secretary of State, Clinton had a direct role in the killing program. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f572fcb1-6c8b-4ff9-98ec-de5f77665feM/clin-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Michigan legislature approves attack on public education in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/detr-j11.html The bill safeguards the interests of hedge funds and other large investors at the expense of students and teachers. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ed3e801-a578-448f-afa5-e87fef57945F/detr-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Tampa, Florida teachers speak out against proposed layoffs and expanding class sizes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/tamp-j11.html A consulting group hired by the Tampa school district has recommended cutting 1,761 jobs, including more than 1,000 teacher positions. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b9dc0a6-6f13-46c3-bab0-cff11afb501A/tamp-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Widening unrest in Papua New Guinea following police shooting of student protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/pngs-j11.html Behind the protests over allegations of corruption lies an immense social crisis caused by the collapse of the economy. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f989814-cc67-4201-9283-aa75adfc30eA/pngs-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor unveils “tough, unpopular” budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/cuts-j11.html Labor underscored its commitment to satisfying the demands of the corporate elite for sweeping cuts to social spending. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/536f1836-bb2f-4506-b296-ca73857d8e2A/cuts-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z UK: Pro-Corbyn Momentum Youth and Students hold founding conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/mome-j11.html The aim of Momentum Youth and Students is to recruit youth into the Labour Party and trade unions. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8458c227-14cc-4170-8f7b-c3176fcbc0cO/mome-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Canadian economy faces sharpest quarterly contraction since financial crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/cana-j11.html The Bank of Canada is warning that housing prices in Toronto and Vancouver are unsustainable. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83ca822c-feac-434e-a9e1-5ab61d15b74D/cana-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z The right-wing campaign over the Stanford University sexual assault case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/stan-j11.html The media and political campaign that is unfolding in America around the sentencing of Stanford University freshman Brock Allen Turner is fundamentally reactionary. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c61a6bd3-2fa4-4a9f-83c0-62f0bac594cF/stan-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Jerry White speaks on the next stage of the US presidential elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/elec-j11.html The American people are presented with a “choice” between two right-wing candidates of war and reaction. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2a8baa2-681b-4da0-a450-85fd6e80053O/elec-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z <em>The Lobster</em>: Relationships forced on—or forbidden—people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/lobs-j11.html In Yorgos Lanthimos’ film, individuals without a mate are sent to a “hotel” where they have 45 days to find a partner or be turned into an animal. Then, there are those who escape. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18c0f37a-8818-4e45-a6d7-ba69dc60128F/lobs-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Defend the rights of New Zealanders in Australia! Support the Socialist Equality Party! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/segn-j11.html The SEP is the only party in the Australian election that intransigently opposes all forms of nationalism and defends the basic rights of refugees and immigrants. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b88c971-d1bc-45fc-9792-6570c11df3aC/segn-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z The referendum on Brexit: Why the SEP rejects both camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/berl-j11.html On Friday, June 17, Chris Marsden, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site from Britain, will speak in Berlin at Humboldt University on the referendum for British withdrawal from the EU, and on the party’s campaign for an active boycott. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a76bf345-1967-4cb9-8364-83062a79226F/berl-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/11/labo-j11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2a1d4ab-d2ad-4318-be6b-fe5f486b9cbB/labo-j11.html 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z As Obama endorses Clinton, Sanders signals readiness to back campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/dems-j10.html The Vermont senator met with President Obama and other top party leaders in Washington, making clear he will not challenge the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80b28451-070d-47db-b727-c96288008c7A/dems-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Hurtling toward the precipice of war, Modi cements Indo-US alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/pers-j10.html The alliance between the Indian bourgeoisie and US imperialism represents a sea change in world geopolitics, with explosive implications for inter-state relations across Asia and the world. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9dac0eb-d680-4913-8762-d6ce40d2a90C/pers-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z After Tel Aviv attacks, Israel launches police-state crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/isra-j10.html The Netanyahu government has deployed hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank and imposed punitive travel restrictions on more than 80,000 Palestinian civilians. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c61c9a16-ef8d-4748-b8fa-7b43c7e58d3G/isra-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z British rail workers facing state repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/rail-j10.html Workers have held strikes to protest the elimination of the safety-critical role of the conductor, who operates doors on the busiest routes in the UK. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36c9e78-7d93-4ff0-bbce-9c67d8a25c9A/rail-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z All parties in Spain general election committed to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/spai-j10.html Unidos Podemos’ programme calls for “renegotiating” the deficit, which is virtually indistinguishable from the programme of the right-wing Citizen’s Party. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35eac107-046e-4ada-bfdc-d5663c59269C/spai-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Five New York City Rikers Island prison guards found guilty in beating http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/rike-j10.html A jury convicted guards at the Rikers Island jail complex this week on several counts in the vicious 2012 attack on inmate Jahmal Lightfoot. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5ad2c2c-38ab-427f-b6b3-b69a293b28bH/rike-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z New York court allows police to cover up mass surveillance operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/newy-j10.html The NYPD's successful denial of an open records request about spying operation sets a potentially far-reaching precedent. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fd5707e-0b2c-4ccb-aba0-6cb1101b12eD/newy-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Wrongfully convicted Detroit teenager released after eight years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/davo-j10.html Prosecutors refused to reopen Davontae Sanford’s case even after the real killer stepped forward only weeks after Sanford’s 2008 conviction. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b7556cd-ebaf-4b39-9722-52647c6fc61E/davo-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z New data exposes widespread lead poisoning of Michigan children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/flin-j10.html Figures released Monday by state health authorities show that the lead poisoning in Flint is just the tip of the iceberg. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01cac249-80ca-439c-bf5d-c4b7a29455dJ/flin-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Australia power union calls off New South Wales strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/esse-j10.html The Electrical Trades Union has pushed a long-running Essential Energy workers’ dispute into arbitration, clearing the way for the company to slash jobs and working conditions. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b86fd4a-85e6-483e-98f9-273b23c816eM/esse-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation unions conspire with government and employers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/slpl-j10.html The Tamil Progressive Alliance and other estate unions have agreed to negotiate with the employers to impose a major attack on the wages, jobs and social rights of plantation workers. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d63bb4a0-4555-4f15-b76b-b9deabe6160A/slpl-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Brazil’s pseudo-left in crisis after ouster of PT government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/braz-j10.html The emergence of Guilherme Boulos as the foremost spokesman of the post-“coup” protest movement is an indictment of Brazil’s entire pseudo-left milieu. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58c0b0ab-55d1-4595-9d77-1277e7dd147E/braz-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z HBO’s <em>All the Way</em>: Lyndon B. Johnson and the civil rights movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/allt-j10.html HBO’s <em>All the Way</em> is a serious effort, devoid of contemporary identity politics, to portray a significant moment in American history. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00b11453-6c54-4c8e-a1fe-9aed40cfdb2E/allt-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth visits scene of fatal fire in Manchester, New Hampshire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/manc-j10.html Manchester is a former mill town coping with deindustrialization and old housing that is unsafe for workers. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/360ac7ff-b2ac-4343-9a62-5936743c5e2G/manc-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Australian elections: Workers and young people speak on mounting social divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/sepa-j10.html The growth of poverty and social distress is being ignored by the campaigns of the major parties and the corporate press. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb72625d-447a-452d-bb22-09e44916fb5N/sepa-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z International class struggle returns: A socialist program against war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/sepm-j10.html The meetings will outline the socialist perspective necessary to take forward the independent, international interests of the working class. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ce5ac28-fd77-4330-9abe-7e48c70c35dM/sepm-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/wrks-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dce1947f-4a97-478c-b186-90a532d3235G/wrks-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Massive NATO war game risks conflict with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/nato-j09.html NATO’s largest exercise since the end of the Cold War began Tuesday with 2,000 British, Polish and American troops parachuting from planes near the northern Polish town of Torun. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f87f0bf-ae6d-4e72-8964-4f7ddf8c15bJ/nato-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton’s Democratic primary victory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/pers-j09.html In a year marked by deep and growing social discontent, the American political system has produced a choice between two brands of political reaction in the persons of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11c350e7-4ad8-49d2-9b41-42560bbf90fJ/pers-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Former US generals, diplomats clamor for renewal of Afghan war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/afgh-j09.html The demands for an essentially permanent US presence in Afghanistan have become more insistent amidst a growing crisis of the Afghan government. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca18c24a-bf5c-4ebb-852f-e0beced73a7F/afgh-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Modi declares enhanced Indo-US military alliance “need of the hour” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/inus-j09.html Modi’s visit to Washington this week marked a major step toward transforming India into a frontline state in the US drive to isolate, encircle and prepare to wage war on China. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/425e42b7-7ebf-4188-bd83-5e6b083fda3K/inus-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z US and Chinese military aircraft in second close encounter in East Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/usch-j09.html The incident took place amid Washington’s increasingly aggressive stance toward Beijing over maritime disputes in the East China and South China Seas. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d78dbf7a-707a-449d-ba07-90ed7bacdebN/usch-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Mass voter disenfranchisement in US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/vote-j09.html Voter ID laws are already in effect in 33 of 50 states. This year, new restrictions on voting will be operative in 17 states for the first time in a presidential election. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a85790f7-a6aa-4aae-b2d0-7e5a1d72763C/vote-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z As voting continues, CWA officials pressure Verizon workers to accept sellout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/veri-j09.html After their first week back on the job, Verizon workers are facing concerted pressure from management and the unions to vote “yes” on the sellout contract proposal. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a923fe-2c4d-4007-968b-3dee72441d9H/veri-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Strikes against austerity in France and Belgium defy union pressure for sellout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/fran-j09.html Garbage workers took strike action in several cities across France, joining rail, port and oil workers in France and rail workers in Belgium. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95ec7c33-eeb8-4b76-bb43-42661189a77F/fran-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Cameron/Farage debate on EU dominated by anti-immigrant rhetoric http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/deba-j09.html Tuesday night’s TV debate between Prime Minister David Cameron and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage centred on who could more aggressively scapegoat migrants. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b47bdffa-0c71-49b6-a3d2-51354973c17K/deba-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Cuts plunge UK National Health Service further into deficit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/rati-j09.html The deficit highlights the growing disparity between what the government is spending and the resources required for the population to remain in good health. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c9ac6f8-7790-45df-a4de-34a930c6b1aP/rati-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Setback for ruling Democratic Party in Italian municipal elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/ital-j09.html Poor results for Democratic Party candidates and gains for Grillo’s Five Star Movement are clear signs of dissatisfaction with the Renzi government. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e64a9eb-2234-494b-a157-72076e45a04E/ital-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Tensions mount in Poland in run-up to NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/pola-j09.html Six former ministers of national defense published an open letter attacking the current defense minister, Antoni Macierewicz, and demanding his resignation. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8f25cd9-23b1-49df-b492-5a38419e666M/pola-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Australia: Right-wing witch-hunt against La Trobe University academic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/ward-j09.html The attack on La Trobe academic, Roz Ward, underscores the erosion of basic democratic and academic rights at universities. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d03bb28f-6233-4f57-a8bb-02c1e322433L/ward-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Vicious media campaign in New Zealand over child abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/chld-j09.html The death of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri has been seized on to vilify the most poverty-stricken layers of society. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/188b35b8-f2af-456f-9292-4a99dffc2eaD/chld-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z New York Times columnist Roger Cohen defends war criminal Kerrey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/cohe-j09.html Cohen, a leading media advocate of “human rights” imperialism, expresses sympathy for perpetrators of mass murder only when they happen to be Americans. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a972e6bd-de07-4170-a359-4a0be3b86e6N/cohe-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z France’s New Anti-capitalist Party hails CWA sellout of Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/npav-j09.html The NPA's position on the Verizon strike is a warning that it will also support a sellout of the strike movement against the French government's austerity policies. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee4ca7e0-0e54-4aeb-9096-4cfd7824df6H/npav-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Dr. Coley P. O’Doherty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/cole-j09.html Comrade Coley joined the Socialist Equality Party in 2005 and remained loyal to the fight for socialist principles until his death. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5efe51a8-5fb0-42bb-b6e0-44620ac6b3fL/cole-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Right-wing Polish government revives effort to extradite Roman Polanski http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/roma-j09.html The new attempt by the Polish government to extradite Polanski is the latest chapter in the US government’s vindictive pursuit of the filmmaker. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/202e4754-6348-44af-a0a9-2c9afd92a9eM/roma-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z SEP Senate candidate Peter Byrne calls for anti-war movement at election forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/09/fawk-j09.html “We’re standing in this election, in opposition to every other party, to warn of the danger of war. It’s the great unmentionable.” Thu, 09 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecf74586-0e2d-4fdf-8d66-6471c5143e8F/fawk-j09.html 2016-06-09T05:00:00Z Clinton claims Democratic nomination after winning four of six final states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/prim-j08.html Clinton’s victory speech on Tuesday night centered on the supposedly historic character of her campaign as the first woman to be the nominee of the Democratic or Republican parties. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d7507d4-b97c-4abd-bd22-6ce06dbde06M/prim-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z California primary voters speak on social inequality, war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/cali-j08.html Voters went to polls on Tuesday in the final six primary contests of the 2016 election cycle, with the exception of the District of Columbia, which will vote next week. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f6f1b6f-eb7f-4f17-97ed-6bd354e61e1N/cali-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Markets applaud speech by Fed Chair Yellen signaling delay in rate hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/yell-j08.html The response of markets to signs of economic distress and signals that the Fed will keep cheap credit flowing was typical of the period since the financial crash—relief and exultation. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2100f7ee-aef2-4edc-a293-c3307a77ae3O/yell-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z UK: Tata Steel completes sale of Long Division plant to Greybull http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/tata-j08.html Steel workers jobs will be axed and wages, pensions and working conditions undermined with the full compliance of the unions, who will police the shop floor. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45a323c9-8e03-4c16-9c7a-ae59e45808eH/tata-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Left Party defends austerity in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/link-j08.html Between 2001 and 2011, the Social Democrat-Left Party coalition imposed the most severe austerity measures in Berlin’s post-war history. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccd64707-011d-4bbe-91e2-ba4f8bf1442F/link-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines supports state burial for Ferdinand Marcos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/phil-j08.html The CPP is entering an alliance with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and, in doing so, its leader Joma Sison has endorsed the state burial of the dictator Marcos. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2789afe-8ba7-4a69-8f1a-dfd6f07608eE/phil-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea police shoot protesting students, killing four http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/pngs-j08.html About 2,000 students and staff are currently being held by police at the University of Technology in Lae, the country’s second largest city. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d23e21b-d8c0-439c-8c93-f2d9cdfaf9bA/pngs-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Australia’s increasing suicide rate linked to social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/suic-j08.html The recent report draws a connection between deteriorating economic conditions and the 22 percent increase in suicide between 2004 and 2014. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c340a487-9da1-4dd1-a16b-a223cc0b5c2K/suic-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses reject health care concessions, authorize strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/minn-j08.html On Monday, 5,000 nurses at Allina Health in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota overwhelmingly rejected the hospital chain’s demands for health care concessions and voted to strike. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd2c6e4e-bef7-411d-b19e-67368eb4123J/minn-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Fallujah: A symbol of US war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/pers-j08.html The humanitarian disaster that is unfolding in Fallujah is the product of the US-led invasion in 2003 and Washington’s deliberate stoking of sectarian conflict in the face of determined Iraqi resistance. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b49cacd-ead0-4e4f-859e-01f4f06510cD/pers-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z The media drive to shut down the Sanders campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/sand-j08.html The media and the Democratic Party establishment are acting preemptively to crown Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominee. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7201f318-80e9-48b6-a2bb-5ab0c6c4f20D/sand-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z UK: Why are the Socialist Workers Party and the Greens debating the merits of the European Union? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/deba-j08.html The stated defence by the Green Party and the Socialist Workers Party of “open borders” and the rights of migrants is a charade. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f07b711-cf53-42eb-969a-b989c89dbaaA/deba-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z <em>Love &amp; Friendship</em>: An early Jane Austen work adapted http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/love-j08.html In England in 1790, Lady Susan Vernon, widowed and penniless, schemes to reverse her fortunes. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29f80449-381f-4b05-a03e-20d02986c7eL/love-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Australia: The promotion of Senator Jacqui Lambie http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/lamb-j08.html Lambie has sought to fashion another right-wing populist formation to divert the mounting social and class tensions. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b311ea71-e714-4ddd-a133-8afe6c84601E/lamb-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z New Panama Papers revelations highlight use of tax havens by wealthy US clients http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/pana-j08.html The law firm Mossack Fonseca, the subject of the Panama Papers leak, helped wealthy US clients avoid taxes through private foundations, bogus charities and shell companies. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/339d317e-bac6-4e7f-bbdb-27307b6b6d4C/pana-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Mexico state and municipal elections deal blow to ruling party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/mexi-j08.html The entire ruling structure has been discredited by endemic corruption, state and drug cartel violence, a stagnant economy and the escalating assault on the working class. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce5785bf-6b96-4f8c-8337-67e9fa7984aB/mexi-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z Clinton campaign, media rush to declare Clinton the Democratic nominee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/clin-j07.html The rush to declare Clinton the presumptive nominee is a measure not of political strength on the part of the Clinton campaign, but rather immense weakness and crisis. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d548e679-9a4f-408e-a18c-a56ee18f280E/clin-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z US confronts China over trade, investment in Beijing talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/usch-j07.html US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew set the tone for the annual dialogue with imperious demands that China slash overcapacity in steel and aluminium. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f737aaf1-ddb1-4178-b77b-332af89bd44A/usch-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Canada’s ruling elite uses diplomatic flap to caution Trudeau over China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/cana-j07.html Canada’s media and opposition parties seized on the Chinese foreign minister’s dressing down of a Canadian journalist to press for a harder line against Beijing. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cc605ba-3d1e-4369-97dd-034d8449ffcC/cana-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part Two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/mans-j07.html Last month’s assassination of the Taliban’s political leader by a squadron of US military drones that had invaded Pakistan has intensified explosive geopolitical conflicts in the Eurasian heartland. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54bc99d7-0ee9-4e75-b271-376c1550234P/mans-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan armoury explosion forces thousands to flee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/army-j07.html Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the highly-populated villages around the Salawa military complex, near the capital, Colombo. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a71f7aa-1ce9-4e68-827e-ee35e3370afH/army-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Two UAW officials injured in shooting near Ford Chicago Assembly Plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/ford-j07.html Two United Auto Workers officials were shot in a dispute Friday night following the announcement of the union’s local election results. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86b315dc-23f0-475d-9dc5-8285864506eL/ford-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Maoists take cabinet positions in Philippine government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/phil-j07.html The Maoist officials in the Duterte administration will be directly responsible for carrying out the suppression of the working class. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1dc65b9-49c1-4aa7-8a03-fa4e964b973B/phil-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Mental health crisis mounts in Illinois amid budget impasse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/illi-j07.html An 11-month budget impasse and funding cuts threaten basic mental health provision in Illinois. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e94b0c9-74b5-45c7-a966-3158ada69f1N/illi-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z One in seven children in Germany relies on social welfare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/germ-j07.html Almost a decade and a half after the “Agenda 2010” reforms, more than 1.5 million children under the age of 15 rely on Hartz IV welfare. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5963ec80-bfc1-49df-8d80-6d951ae965bB/germ-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z The case for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/pers-j07.html The struggle for a socialist Britain within a United Socialist States of Europe is a burning necessity for workers who, in every country, face the same class enemy and the same problems of austerity and war. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2695d30b-3afa-413e-b92d-cb0a90338e4A/pers-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z UK: The political fraud of the Another Europe is Possible campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/euro-j07.html The campaign makes no mention of the Cameron government’s austerity agenda that has seen millions of jobs destroyed, wages cut, welfare slashed to the bone and migrants denied entry to the UK. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0b0743f-7e7b-41f7-b92f-2706d73c325L/euro-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z SEP holds election meetings in Sydney and Melbourne http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/sepa-j07.html At both meetings, workers and young people discussed the socialist alternative to war, austerity and the assault on democratic rights. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3c0fb01-8c28-47ca-9b6f-e0ac08268eaH/sepa-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Night without end: Don DeLillo’s <em>Zero K</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/zero-j07.html American author Don DeLillo’s 17th novel is a dark story about the determination of a small group of wealthy individuals to have their bodies cryogenically preserved. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e700138-a4c8-4f4f-b413-dd9f8155fc8E/zero-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Part Five: The TWU and MUA “training funds” and the CFMEU’s “drug and alcohol committee” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/unio-j07.html Millions of dollars flow into trade union coffers via arrangements between their various “funds,” “organisations” and “committees,” and the major employers. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/720f4862-df28-4a88-afd1-c68ef8285e2F/unio-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/wkrs-j07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3101a7de-156f-4441-964f-e52b7c0c777J/wkrs-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z NATO launches largest anti-Russian war game since Cold War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/07/nato-j07.html Over 30,000 soldiers are participating in war games in Poland, based on a scenario in which war erupts between the NATO military alliance and Russia. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/182803ba-f00a-4164-bb28-ba3ffbbc73aJ/nato-j07.html 2016-06-07T05:00:00Z Washington and Beijing draw battle lines over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/scst-j06.html US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter threatened that China “could end up erecting a Great Wall of self-isolation.” Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29af9037-48f3-476c-84b1-34ed5923ed4K/scst-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Hundreds more refugees die in the Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/refu-j06.html Within eight days, many more than 1,200 refugees have drowned during their voyage to Europe. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4f23de1-6911-410f-8f68-e7a1949d3e6M/refu-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z UK Labour leader Corbyn stakes his future on vote to remain in EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/corb-j06.html Corbyn is towing the line dictated by the dominant sections of British imperialism, which see membership of the EU as essential for securing Britain’s economic interests. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6758bf25-d2cf-45f6-b904-bf71107b779J/corb-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z San Diego transit strike called off after agreement announced http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/mtss-j06.html Terms of the new contract covering workers at First Transit have not been made available by either the company or the union. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65bf713e-bd94-41cb-877d-a12c488fa4aJ/mtss-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Zika virus causes first mainland US case of microcephaly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/zika-j06.html The Zika virus continues to spread, particularly in areas of concentrated poverty, as researchers struggle to predict its potential impact. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17382dc5-f3b8-4d59-a1ae-a05a3117b8bD/zika-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Anohni speaks on war, inequality and Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/inte-j06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to Anohni about her new album. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36baba96-124a-422a-ad92-57722d11eb2J/inte-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Australian economic growth data masks slump and inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/econ-j06.html While output rose, disposable income has now fallen for two years, indicating declining living standards. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a5fa5fc-7388-4005-8596-e5ce99e8690K/econ-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Investigation reveals signs of nationwide US water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/lead-j06.html As many as 33 major US cities were found to have engaged in deceptive water testing procedures to hide high lead levels in drinking water, according to a Guardian investigation. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc1bf43-bf30-46b0-9111-2321603d2d3M/lead-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z The dismantling of public education and Obama’s education legacy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/pubed-j06.html The past eight years have seen an unprecedented assault on the right to public education spearheaded by the Obama administration and the financial industry. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fa8b741-d9d2-4d09-9be0-4f2bd3e38c2M/pubed-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Australia: Melbourne homeless continue city protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/home-j06.html Homeless people are defying arrest threats, city council denunciations and a media slander campaign. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a33453a-b1f8-4d56-afbe-1b95765384fN/home-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z German government tightens anti-terror laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/germ-j06.html Throughout Europe, the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris are being used as a pretext for constructing a police state, just as happened in the US following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14eecf72-963a-4032-ad33-6b37545bacaI/germ-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Verizon workers discuss CWA contract betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/veri-j06.html The Communications Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the media have unleashed a barrage of propaganda to back the sellout deal Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c081e711-7400-4f9c-9891-a9826fcfea5N/veri-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Who will follow the example of Muhammad Ali’s principled stand in our day? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/pers-j06.html The former heavyweight boxing champion, who died June 3, made his chief mark on history and popular consciousness by his courageous opposition to the Vietnam War. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49d4b310-7fb2-4564-b77d-841bb4a727fJ/pers-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Striking rail workers speak out on movement against French labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/rail-j06.html WSWS reporters spoke to striking rail workers and students mobilized in solidarity with their strike at railway stations across Paris. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c3a9da2-977a-4f49-a2a9-650f142f3c5A/rail-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 6-12 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/twih-j06.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef63e423-1081-448a-bf3d-0c1775b0d31A/twih-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z Anohni’s <em>Hopelessness</em>: A protest against war, drone bombings and more http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/06/hope-j06.html Anohni is the British-born, American transgender singer formerly known as Antony Hegarty who released five albums under the name Antony and the Johnsons. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d1b0fc2-eebb-4dcc-97f4-5c72e23e4daA/hope-j06.html 2016-06-06T05:00:00Z US economy adds fewest jobs in five years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/econ-j04.html The US economy added only 38,000 jobs in May, the fewest since 2010, in another indication of the persistent slump gripping the US economy. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3db1893a-895e-4b96-a33b-9ade42dc86fI/econ-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z As her poll numbers decline, Clinton appeals to military in San Diego speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/hill-j04.html On the eve of the California primaries, Hillary Clinton made the case to the military-intelligence apparatus that she is best-suited to defend the interests of the ruling class abroad. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95424baa-5c7d-480d-944c-9ad0339af2bP/hill-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/tali-j04.html The US’s May 21 assassination of the Taliban’s political leader was an immense provocation and a grave warning to the international working class. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69379f46-1e4b-4fb8-84c6-dea19145c86I/tali-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z What is behind the Armenian resolution passed by the German parliament? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/arme-j04.html On Thursday, the German parliament passed a resolution describing the mass murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as “genocide.” Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7088d86-5ac3-4bab-98c9-6dd3a3914a7E/arme-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z A dozen dead, tens of thousands displaced as floods hit Germany and France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/floo-j04.html Floods claimed between 12 and 18 lives, according to initial reports, and it is feared that the death toll could climb higher. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bf2fdd4-417d-4c22-a748-b099795e5c5B/floo-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/labo-j04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/198ee1a6-87ad-4041-96b3-bb238ecc1fbD/labo-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Scotland’s RISE electoral coalition descends into crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/rise-j04.html RISE is led by an aspiring middle class layer of academics and commentators seeking to build their careers through the creation of a new Scottish capitalist state Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4df74b37-590c-4805-940c-ed5a946a341F/rise-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government exploits flood disaster to evict Colombo’s poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/flod-j04.html The forced removal of slum dwellers is part of the government’s Megapolis project to serve international and local investors. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0761e5e-8794-4633-a70c-d26189bb937P/flod-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Portrait of the social crisis in America: Rockford, Illinois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/rock-j04.html After decades of robust industry and manufacturing, the city now faces rising unemployment, poverty and social misery. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bae559f3-052f-4a22-b9f0-633f3250f07H/rock-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Peter Schwarz, secretary of the ICFI, to speak at London public meeting on June 14 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/brex-j04.html Peter Schwarz will speak on the historical experience of the German workers’ movement, which paid a terrible price for the subordination of the Communist Party of Germany to nationalism in the 1930s. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f57931a9-f541-452b-82fd-983e5574d05F/brex-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z British pensioners over 75 increasingly likely to live in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/pens-j04.html Just under a quarter of single pensioners are living in poverty. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03f7fced-2895-4f1c-8cbb-4e56356fc3eF/pens-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Canadian court rejects indefinite detention of man under anti-democratic Security Certificate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/cana-j04.html Under Security Certificates, anyone who is not a citizen can be detained indefinitely on the government’s say-so and with the detainee having no right to see the evidence against them. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c81d95c-c9f2-4def-b078-f5006fd2619C/cana-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Tamil nationalists hail government on Sri Lankan civil war victims’ Memorial Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/tami-j04.html C. V. Wigneswaran applauded the US-backed Sri Lankan regime, whose top officials oversaw the massacres at the end of the war, for its “good governance.” Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48c35747-b814-4d0d-ae6f-3fc3565efdaM/tami-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Australia’s Nick Xenophon: An “anti-politician” with a nationalist and militarist program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/xeno-j04.html Xenophon’s party is trying to channel the immense social discontent being produced by massive job losses back into the dead-end of the parliamentary system. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3f890cb-5dfe-4ec8-a374-845a8da7969K/xeno-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z School closed in remote Australian indigenous community http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/auru-j04.html None of the underlying causes of the social and economic problems in Aurukun have been addressed in the corporate media. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ce37ac4-6570-4786-a991-37f01054a0cE/auru-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Economic nationalism and the growing danger of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/pers-j04.html The global economy is increasingly marked by the return of the types of economic nationalism that had such devastating consequences in the 1930s. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d50ec8a-c180-456d-be74-63d23dc4df7L/pers-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z Part Three: The trade unions as insurance brokers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/04/unio-j04.html Behind their backs, unions and employers funnel workers’ entitlements for illness, redundancy, injury and death into the unions’ own insurance companies. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0afd6424-ec0a-4b4d-a1e9-25de4779622P/unio-j04.html 2016-06-04T05:00:00Z The US elections and the criminalization of American politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/pers-j03.html The leading contenders for the Republican and Democratic Parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, may both face criminal indictments before the elections. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ff52716-e998-49bf-a8cd-47158fa9aa4G/pers-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z Economic conflicts threaten global trade war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/econ-j03.html The decision by the US International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into 40 Chinese steel producers has far-reaching implications. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ac27325-65eb-40b0-842d-4275ffe0591F/econ-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z CWA-Verizon “agreement in principle” facilitates victimization of workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/veri-j03.html Verizon workers are reporting stepped up harassment from management since the unions shut down the seven-week strike. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82cb8d2c-e1bd-4c37-94f9-eac5a638b65C/veri-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z Police carry out militarized lockdown of UCLA after murder-suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/ucla-j03.html Multiple police departments, including several SWAT teams as well as the FBI, swarmed the California university in response to reports of a shooting on the campus. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d400d90d-e471-4817-ac14-c1fe4754566I/ucla-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z DOJ rules out charges against Minneapolis police officers who killed Jamar Clark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/nopv-j03.html Federal prosecutors determined that the officers were justified in shooting Clark in the back of the head as he was pinned down to the ground. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04d81aee-dfb3-43b4-b08b-3651fc23456L/nopv-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z Strikes in France elicit support from German workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/germ-j03.html Sympathy from workers and young people, anger and resentment in the media—this is how Germany is reacting to the strikes in France. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e13006c1-ba54-42de-a400-7d84605a598I/germ-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z German Left Party congress carries out further shift to the right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/left-j03.html Regardless of the standard trite phrases about social justice, the Left Party set a political course at its party congress for participation in government at the federal level. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a293e196-91a0-4854-8122-a91e8e037cdO/left-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president attends G7 “outreach meeting” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/sril-j03.html The gathering’s main purpose was to more firmly tie the countries involved in the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia.” Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bf6aa88-6df5-46f8-b7a7-129fa40fd16C/sril-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z Anti-migrant propaganda dominates UK Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/brex-j03.html Both the Remain and Leave campaigns for the June 23 referendum on UK membership of the European Union are pushing anti-migrant measures. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d209131e-f8c0-4af3-a71c-0b85d969491L/brex-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z New TamilNet slanders against WSWS: an admission of political bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/tami-j03.html The Tamil nationalists did not answer the WSWS’s exposure of its slanders that the WSWS supports imperialism and genocide, but accused it of defending the Sri Lankan state. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae522bca-1257-4bfc-9515-6d35b91cadaI/tami-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z Part Two: Companies pay union “membership fees” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/unio-j03.html In exchange for implementing their agenda, major employers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to the unions. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04f0fad8-ba36-4a01-a529-0844a7a6d32I/unio-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z The Strategy of the Intermarium—Part 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/pil4-j03.html This is the final part of a series reviewing the history of the Intermarium, which was developed as a bourgeois nationalist antipode to the United Socialist States of Europe as proposed by Leon Trotsky. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab5a49e0-2446-4ac6-b026-70c350f1b97M/pil4-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/wrks-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37234928-8e6a-46b1-82ea-31ce02e2078F/wrks-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z The dismantling of public education and Obama's education legacy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/educ-j03.html The past eight years have seen an unprecedented assault on the right to public education that has been spearheaded by the Obama administration and the financial industry. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4d89b94-b4d4-4010-a6b5-717d4ca9acbN/educ-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z HBO’s “Girls”: What should the voice of this generation say? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/03/girl-j03.html Praise for Lena Dunham’s “Girls” generally lauds its “frankness” and “realism” about the unpleasant, even ugly, aspects of life for American youth. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d745353b-1e4f-4afe-8a82-1c67c43a396O/girl-j03.html 2016-06-03T05:00:00Z US death rate rose in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/incr-j02.html The mortality rate in the United States increased across the board last year, reflecting the impact of mass unemployment, austerity, stagnating wages and benefit cuts. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/626abbf2-0a39-4dc8-9713-7e90421de24O/incr-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z Lessons of the Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/pers-j02.html The CWA and IBEW conspired with the Obama administration to prevent a unified struggle of workers against declining real wages and the explosion of social inequality. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ab0880e-5dc9-4b80-96f4-d39e5df3690H/pers-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z Deepening crisis in Democratic Party ahead of California primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/dems-j02.html There are mounting signs frontrunner Hillary Clinton could lose the crucial primary in the most populous US state, putting her nomination in jeopardy. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7df878f9-3051-4572-83af-b5018c6f9b3P/dems-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z More than 2,500 refugees drowned in Mediterranean so far this year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/refu-j02.html The number of refugee deaths over the first five months of this year, up 35 percent from 2015, has hit a new record. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8591a4b2-71a5-43bb-8cac-7d0a112b514L/refu-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z Strike wave against labor law spreads in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/fran-j02.html As the trade union bureaucracy prepares to sell out an escalating strike wave, opposition to the Socialist Party’s “El Khomri” labor reform is mounting in the working class. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b809951-d68c-4db6-b9d0-ed03a75161bC/fran-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z Returning Verizon workers face consequences of CWA betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/veri-j02.html With Verizon workers demobilized by the unions, management set out to implement a new regime of harassment by victimizing militant workers for wearing red strike T-shirts. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73515def-1ae5-42d0-8c47-79b01e99bb8K/veri-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z UK firms use new regulations to cut pay and conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/wage-j02.html Many of the attacks on wages and conditions began within the food industry, which is heavily reliant on the use of agency workers as cheap labour. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5a2c477-42e2-43e5-bd34-737ae2861b3I/wage-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z Turkey seeks increased presidential powers amid rising social tension http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/turk-j02-j02.html Hundreds of armed police, as well as riot control vehicles and water cannon were deployed. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cd568a9-daad-403f-92fc-06d24d3c102C/turk-j02-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z A wave of summary executions following the Philippine election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/phil-j02.html In line with president-elect Duterte’s election promise, police and vigilantes have launched a campaign of murderous violence against alleged criminals. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0e4271a-7d0b-4564-86fb-d1e3100dbb9A/phil-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z India: Congress Party and Stalinists suffer debacle in state elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/indi-j02.html The Stalinists have been reduced to the third-party in West Bengal, which they ruled for 34 consecutive years ending only in 2011. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc6d5d50-e04b-427b-8067-5dae448cf43H/indi-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z New Zealand government, opposition housing policies grossly inadequate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/hous-j02.html Proposals by the National Party government as well as the opposition Labour Party and the Greens do not even begin to address the country's homelessness crisis. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a701cd7-fbb1-42f1-ba6a-1d22012989aP/hous-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z French strike movement exposes bankruptcy of New Anti-capitalist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/npas-j02.html The emergence of the working class as the central force in struggle against France's Socialist Party government refutes the anti-working class perspective of the NPA. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/291c4bfb-2de9-48b2-af3d-a001e9afaddI/npas-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z US media witch-hunts parents of boy nearly killed by gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/cinc-j02.html Based on what is known about what took place the question must be raised: why has the coverage of the event been largely devoid of empathy for the child's parents? Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f0c3867-e84f-4b26-b66b-b7d29f9c143F/cinc-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z The Strategy of the Intermarium—Part 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/pil3-j02.html This is the third part of a series reviewing the history of the Intermarium, which was developed as a bourgeois nationalist antipode to the United Socialist States of Europe as proposed by Leon Trotsky. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb8dd306-5e98-431e-aa8d-84687dc0776G/pil3-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z Part One: Workers need new organisations of struggle! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/unio-j02.html While the Commission’s motivations are reactionary, its report demonstrates that the unions are nothing but labour management businesses whose role is to destroy workers’ conditions. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e7bcc5b-f9e6-4284-8c67-5c2986a53c1J/unio-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z Sydney University’s US Studies Centre: A bastion of pro-war strategy and propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/02/ussc-j02.html The centre’s significance is underscored by the decision of Sydney University authorities to ban an anti-war meeting of the SEP on the Anzac Day weekend last year. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d5f8919-6309-4f5c-8407-1f60cf65c19L/ussc-j02.html 2016-06-02T05:00:00Z US-backed offensive against Fallujah threatens “human catastrophe” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/iraq-j01.html The siege of the Iraqi city has exposed the deep sectarian fault lines in Iraq that are the product of the US occupation and its divide-and-rule tactics. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b95f2f50-cc46-4931-8504-63d242178f4C/iraq-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z The return of the “grand narrative” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/pers-j01.html The resurgence of the class struggle is undermining the intellectual charlatanry that underpinned the ideological dominance of various forms of anti-Marxism over the past half-century. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73431dc8-2d8b-4d59-b1ea-2b8aeca80f9K/pers-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Belgian public sector goes on strike in run-up to French rail walkout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/belg-j01.html Workers are mobilising across national borders in Europe against the reactionary austerity policies that the entire European Union has imposed since the 2008 crash. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c00e8ce-2705-442b-a929-52801113d28A/belg-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Union of Concerned Scientists warns of US-China nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/usch-j01.html While graphically warning of the danger of nuclear conflict, the UCS has no proposal to prevent it—other than a vain hope in a diplomatic solution. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a289177-43a6-4ec6-a7d7-de8a52fb2cbG/usch-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Opposition continues as CWA orders Verizon strikers back to work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/veri-j01.html Workers are continuing to register their opposition to the moves by the CWA and IBEW to conclude the strike ahead of a contract ratification vote. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac6b2f25-80ba-4a7d-9ac9-9e8485a330fO/veri-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organization covers for CWA sabotage of Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/pseu-j01.html The ISO’s <em>Socialist Worker</em>, along with <em>Jacobin</em> magazine, are stepping up efforts to provide a left cover for the shut-down of the Verizon strike by the CWA and the IBEW. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffdfd3eb-8654-48a5-8b6d-f757928ed0bI/pseu-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z California governor backs Clinton in Democratic primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/cal1-j01.html Seeking to counter a deepening crisis for Clinton, Brown has joined California’s two senators, along with media hacks like Paul Krugman, to call on Sanders to wrap up his campaign. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86ee72d5-12dd-40ee-99b1-9b272f532dcK/cal1-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Sanders supporters discuss issues outside California rallies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/cali-j01.html WSWS reporters spoke with Sanders supporters outside rallies in Santa Barbara and Oakland. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/367b65b1-5163-4778-8532-aeb6f6d205aL/cali-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z First Transit employees speak about social conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/mtsv-j01.html Bus drivers and support staff in San Diego, California have one of the highest costs of living in the country, and many live in poverty. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/123f7ce2-96b3-400f-8250-f4e788e762fE/mtsv-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Argentine court sentences Plan Condor defendants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/cond-j01.html Plan Condor was responsible for the rendition, torture and deaths of tens of thousands of left-wing Latin American workers and youth. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67b5d805-c745-40a6-87fa-5135935aadbB/cond-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z UK population poorer and hungrier http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/pove-j01.html The number of people in the UK who struggled to put food on the table in 2014 is equivalent to the entire population of London. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b545d2c4-4ebb-4227-88ac-5afd4d2b718G/pove-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Australia: Jobs losses continue to mount amid collapsing wage levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/jobs-j01.html Australian Bureau of Statistics data exposes growing casualisation of the workforce and low wage levels. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dffab7d7-aeb5-4b53-bbc7-f9bfbb0a868I/jobs-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z German Green Party leader confronts Jörg Baberowski with his war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/babe-j01.html The national chair of the Green Party confronted Professor Baberowski on the “Maybrit Illner” talk show with his demand to employ the methods of a war of extermination to fight terrorists. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca704748-dcdf-4043-a264-3c9e177b03dF/babe-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Art, war and social revolution—Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/awr2-j01.html This talk was given by WSWS arts editor David Walsh at San Diego State University, University of California Berkeley and University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in April and May. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea874988-17f4-4628-aae5-8bec4f64fbdL/awr2-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z The Strategy of the Intermarium—Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/pil2-j01.html This is the second part of a series reviewing the history of the Intermarium, the main basis of which emerged in the period leading up to World War I, as a bourgeois nationalist antipode to the United Socialist States of Europe as proposed by Leon Trotsky. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84db3093-a1bd-49fe-878c-99153309f2cD/pil2-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z El Niño and the acceleration of global warming http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/nino-j01.html The abnormally warm ocean waters caused by El Niño induce much more extreme weather patterns than normal, including droughts, cyclones, and floods. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3c51194-d322-4daa-bc2f-02b5f39a1e3O/nino-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Australia: “Q&amp;A” segment reveals a yawning social divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/fear-j01.html Questions put to the politicians gave a glimpse of the disconnect between ordinary working people and the political elite. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d61aec69-9a80-4ba1-a90c-bbc57895040G/fear-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z SEP candidate challenges Labor, Greens, pseudo-left on climate change, war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/will-j01.html In addition to outlining the necessary socialist policies required to resolve the climate change crisis, Fulgenzi exposed the pro-war agenda of the Labor Party and the Greens. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39e41bf5-b652-4d1f-8e4e-99049e09dccG/will-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Anger builds against CWA conspiracy to end Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/veri-m31.html Workers are opposing the attempt by the unions to shut down the Verizon strike and ram through a sellout agreement without discussion or review. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f97de79-28df-4f54-bfcd-e4028f15186E/veri-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the massacre in the Mediterranean? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/pers-m31.html With estimates of up to 900 refugees drowning, the past week has been the deadliest so far this year. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9afba41f-7297-4439-a723-d2e459e6c4bJ/pers-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Stop the CWA-IBEW sabotage of Verizon strike! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/leaf-m31.html Workers must demand that the CWA and IBEW rescind their back-to-work order and give them sufficient time to study and vote on any agreement before returning to their jobs. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30d6a22c-ef7a-45d2-8ed2-747416c67eaI/leaf-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Chicago's homeless speak on poverty, inequality and budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/home-m31.html WSWS reporters spoke to homeless people in Chicago about their living conditions and the budgetary cuts to critical social programs. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de18818a-736a-4dc3-abb7-4bba3732655P/home-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z China prepares to send nuclear submarines into Pacific Ocean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/chin-m31.html Chinese submarines will be deployed in an effort to prevent Beijing’s nuclear arsenal being wiped out in an American nuclear first strike. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecf5d744-229e-4dcb-80a6-39c23c0aa3fC/chin-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Korean survivors concerned about Obama’s visit to Hiroshima http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/kore-m31.html Victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki fear they will continue to be ignored following the US president’s trip. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99017945-1c95-4244-9fa3-6dfb2babdedG/kore-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Divisions over Europe tear through UK Conservative Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/brex-m31.html Several leading Tory euro-sceptics made unprecedented attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron over the weekend. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ebf95b2-b023-4bc0-b5cb-9f634efd083D/brex-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z California Primary highlights political crisis in Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/cali-m31.html Leading Democrats in California are nervous that Sanders cannot control the social unrest that he is trying to channel into the Democratic Party. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fad436f-0260-409f-adeb-bbd9e1140b3B/cali-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Nearly 5,000 Macy’s workers set to go on strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/macy-m31.html New York area Macy’s workers voted earlier in May to authorize strike action against the company’s demands. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5adc574-ffde-4933-b805-c75f083ef1aH/macy-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists abet US war plans against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/cpim-m31.html The CPM’s opposition to the India-US basing agreement is a sham and a political trap, aimed at tying the working class to the Indian bourgeoisie, its parties and state. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b9ba99b-46db-41a4-b3d3-aaf4a35b693H/cpim-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Financial parasitism and the global housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/rent-m31.html Rent and housing costs in major cities have skyrocketed since the financial crisis, cutting into workers’ living standards and prompting concerns about a global housing bubble. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f60ece4-2881-4f69-9f6b-a7b800efa53D/rent-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Record Illinois budget impasse deepens social crisis and increases homelessness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/illi-m31.html One year into a budget impasse, the state of Illinois is seeing a sharp reduction of social services and safety nets for the most vulnerable layers of the population Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a254a5c-07c2-45a1-b04a-ac09d8ad82eE/illi-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z Art, war and social revolution—Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/31/awr1-m31.html This talk was given by WSWS arts editor David Walsh at San Diego State University, University of California Berkeley, and University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in April and May. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dafb3f8-6416-44d3-8eb8-eaffd89bd17B/awr1-m31.html 2016-05-31T05:00:00Z