Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ With US backing, Turkey prepares to seize buffer zones inside Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/turk-j28.html Plans for Turkish military intervention in the Syrian civil war mark a major escalation in the re-division of the Middle East led by the imperialist powers. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a58571e-e364-4751-8f0e-90c031244f5E/turk-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z The international significance of the Sri Lankan general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/pers-j28.html The political crisis in Sri Lanka is an acute expression of the breakdown of global capitalism, which is fueling bitter geo-political rivalries and social counterrevolution against the working class. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7e46995-6e59-4a5c-b6fa-a432a341e9aI/pers-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Chinese stock market suffers biggest one-day sell-off since 2007 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/chin-j28.html Chinese financial authorities announced a new round of share purchases in the latest attempt to prop up the country’s plunging stock market. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93776314-5a7e-4b9c-9d12-360730829b7D/chin-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Conflicts erupt over Syriza’s contingency planning for Greek euro exit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/varo-j28.html Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis did contingency planning for a parallel banking system that could serve to reintroduce a Greek national currency. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec40886-c70f-477a-9bf6-53ae88d474cN/varo-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama hails Ethiopian regime as US proxy in “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/ethi-j28.html The US president is seeking to escalate the conflict in the Horn of Africa as a means of securing US hegemony. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c2d4863-a327-4884-8ca9-caad17999b8M/ethi-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Youth and workers in Australia speak about the Greek crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/sein-j28.html Workers, students and youth attending SEP meetings [ link to meeting ] in Melbourne and Sydney on Sunday spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about developments in Greece, the role of Syriza and other issues. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d980ea2-211d-40e3-9b3d-7355e0f9599D/sein-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Cleveland officer pepper sprays crowd of protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/viol-j28.html Protesters were denouncing police for arresting a 14-year-old, at which point an officer sprayed a large group of protesters in his vicinity. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8bbd110-96c6-49ec-bc25-5130f1ff217B/viol-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z US Department of Homeland Security spied on Black Lives Matter protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/home-j28.html Homeland Security has been spying on Black Lives Matter protesters since the police killing of Michael Brown in August 2014. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f735b1-6118-4b2c-ac45-6f64124fb5fE/home-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama administration issues wrist-slap fine for Fiat Chrysler’s deadly recall delays http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/chry-j28.html The $105 million penalty is a derisory amount, a small fraction of the automaker’s annual revenue and profits. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b6fedf3-eaa1-429f-9b24-bfc35d27d59D/chry-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Petrobras scandal deepens with arrest of top Brazilian businessmen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/braz-j28.html A federal prosecutor has also announced an investigation of former president Lula da Silva for supposed “influence peddling” on behalf of the Odebrecht conglomerate. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89c453a3-232a-4b73-b89d-91fe680a991O/braz-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Finland establishes rapid response units to patrol Russian border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/finl-j28-j28.html The creation of the units is the latest sign of US-backed efforts in the Nordic and Baltic regions to ratchet up tensions with Russia. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5311eff-dfe1-4d0c-9ff9-fd68129fe3aG/finl-j28-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z UK: Green Party presides over homeless crisis in Bristol http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/bris-j28.html There are around 15,000 people on the council waiting list for affordable homes in Bristol, the most expensive city for housing after London. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd515c05-e9b5-4ae8-b7dc-14e58137817P/bris-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z German financial supervisor implicates Deutsche Bank in Libor manipulation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/deut-j28.html Anshu Jain, who recently resigned as co-chair of Deutsche Bank, was involved much more deeply in the manipulation of Libor than previously known. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eadc172-0b77-4a09-b924-f4d47b8e743C/deut-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Sydney’s median house price tops $1 million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/hous-j28.html The housing bubble, fueled by a frenzy of speculative investment, has led to obscene house prices, well beyond the reach of working people. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c2b568-ad87-43d7-aebb-e8014499bcbJ/hous-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Billy Wilder’s <em>Double Indemnity</em> (1944) and the phenomenon of American film noir http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/doub-j28.html Turner Classic Movies, the US cable and satellite television network, presented Billy Wilder’s <em>Double Indemnity</em> (1944) at selected theaters on July 19 and 20. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16a16e3f-fb07-4ee4-97f1-ad6597f11bbE/doub-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z How the New York Times distorted its own poll on race relations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/poll-j28.html A careful reading of the actual poll indicates that racial animosities are continuing to fade and basic class issues are coming to the fore. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/804f322b-5d1b-4d8b-9ca0-0799e47f549K/poll-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Australian SEP meetings discuss political issues posed by Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/sepm-j28.html The SEP meetings were the only public events in Australia to expose Syriza’s craven capitulation to German banks and the financial elites. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/787fad49-e707-4520-bc83-6f5dd9c85cdJ/sepm-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df9e85e4-015e-4394-af02-b01810cd1d5I/wkrs-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z US-backed Saudi strikes in Yemen kill 120 civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/yeme-j27.html Saudi war planes struck a workers’ quarters and a nearby agricultural facility in the city of Taiz late Friday night, killing at least 120 civilians, including women and children. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0352f76f-c943-40d0-a895-2d58523fa0dP/yeme-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Mining job cuts: The destructive anarchy of the capitalist market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/pers-j27.html Anglo American’s decision to cut one-third of its workforce is symptomatic of the job destruction ripping through the global mining industry as commodity prices plunge. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dbe06ea-73ff-4f9d-b559-2d1d23529a4L/pers-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z German economics minister rushes to exploit business opportunities in Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/iran-j27.html Berlin’s scramble to dominate exploitation of the Iranian economy is another move in German imperialism’s return to the world stage. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/432f5341-9cb2-4432-a000-6441445bbefO/iran-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Amid ongoing protests, Japan’s upper house to discuss military bills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/japa-j27.html According to opinion polls, more than 60 percent of the population opposes security legislation that allows Japan to take part in US-led wars. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46c51a82-e1ea-438a-a17f-bacc6c58521B/japa-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Hundreds attend funeral of Sandra Bland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/blan-j27.html Bland’s family members urged supporters to continue questioning the official narrative of the 28-year-old’s death in an East Texas jail cell this month. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eb8d91d-e679-49c5-a57e-87ba2a9ab26P/blan-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z California judge bars Obama administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/immi-j27.html The judge gave federal authorities until August 3 to present arguments stating why over 1,700 people held in “family units” at detention centers should not be released. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7484f32b-2b3d-4d0f-8fb8-e7fceab7166N/immi-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z US deportation case against Honduran toddler put on hold http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/hond-j27.html The one-year old Honduran boy can remain for now in the US with his teenage mother, but immigration authorities have not dropped the case against him. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d475ee69-c10a-40ab-95e4-a76686dcfbcP/hond-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z San Diego-based Qualcomm announces 4,700 layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/qual-j27.html The job cuts at Qualcomm are part of a series of mass layoffs in the US, including at Xerox, Mitsubishi Motors and Newport News Shipbuilding. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6363005-5524-476d-a31d-f0c3e057971L/qual-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Chicago pension cuts struck down by court http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/chic-j27.html Following the May Illinois Supreme Court decision, the Cook County Circuit Court rejected the argument that a “guarantee” of funding provides a “net benefit” to workers. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ca5024e-57d4-4c5e-a29d-87126dca0b5N/chic-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Siemens boss Joe Kaeser calls for strong “leadership” and glorifies a dictator http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/siem-j27.html The international press is once again gripped by the question of how Germany can be kept under control and prevented from dominating Europe. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7931a5ba-4d94-4b0a-afda-bef13cd23b0C/siem-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z South African Communist Party and COSATU hold emergency national congresses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/safr-j27.html Among the usual blather and infighting, the key resolutions of both meetings were that neither COSATU nor the SACP would break out of alliance with the governing ANC. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a77e5b2-1338-4b0c-ade4-32fbe0a3f2aA/safr-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Australian Labor Party conference shores up party leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/labo-j27.html The gathering shifted Labor even further to the right amid a rapidly deteriorating economy and escalating US aggression toward China. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e414a745-f56d-4219-8b42-f194cb59c8dN/labo-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaigners win support in Sri Lanka’s plantation district http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/slel-j27.html SEP supporters spoke with workers and youth in the Nuwara Eliya district who expressed deep opposition to the establishment parties and the trade unions. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f2b26c8-a6ec-4c7a-a778-369fa6ec307M/slel-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z E. L. Doctorow, 1931-2015: A novelist who tackled American history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/eldo-j27.html E.L. Doctorow, the prominent American novelist and author of <em>Ragtime</em>,<em> Billy Bathgate</em> and <em>The March</em>, among other works, died on July 21 at the age of 84. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/858e70f1-660a-4aec-a07c-edd695b9114P/eldo-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 27-August 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/twih-j27.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd0c3568-75d3-44de-a069-9c1467e77d7C/twih-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Turkey joins US war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/turk-j25.html While joining the US war against ISIS, Ankara is simultaneously stepping up its offensive against Kurdish nationalist groups. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0414611e-d029-4068-9191-287d4896b00J/turk-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Obama begins East Africa tour with economic and military talks in Nairobi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/keny-j25.html The US president arrived in Kenya with a mercenary agenda aimed at shoring up US domination over the strategic East African region. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e707351-e5a6-43d6-8d4a-47c80370e9dC/keny-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z US Justice Department considers investigation into Clinton email use http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/clin-j25.html Two inspectors general have recommended that the Justice Department investigate Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s use of private email during her time as secretary of state. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19db89f0-a24f-487e-a28e-2cd694993caK/clin-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Anthem to buy Cigna, creating biggest US health insurer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/merg-j25.html The Anthem-Cigna deal is the latest in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions encouraged by the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50e5b529-05bb-497d-8daa-8da7a221ac8E/merg-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Widespread solidarity in Berlin with Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/work-j25.html Workers repeatedly declared their opposition to the policies of the German government and compared them to actions taken during the darkest chapters of German history. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69ef0d1d-ff7f-4322-990a-3e9efb622deL/work-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Theater shooting leaves 3 dead, 9 wounded in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/lafa-j25.html The mass shooting at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, at least the third such incident in the United States in little more than a month, is symptomatic of a deep social crisis. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcc4f943-7c85-4269-a79b-8a0dd1ee532K/lafa-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Canadian terrorism trials reveal use of entrapment by police and intelligence agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/trap-j25.html US and Canadian police and intelligence agencies are using entrapment to implicate vulnerable, often mentally unstable individuals in alleged terrorist plots. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc95c3a8-3df7-4a2e-bac0-1ee91d59103O/trap-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Hungarian government takes action against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/raci-j25.html Hungary is building a four-meter high fence on its border with Serbia and driving refugees out of populated areas. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfd4d18e-2665-401a-90b6-f214db8390bD/raci-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Further revelations in South Korean hacking scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/kore-j25.html Suspicions that the NIS spied on political opponents continue to grow as more information comes to light. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/736c5aa6-2dd5-40bd-9e09-a29bbebc439O/kore-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader delivers pitch to big business at party conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/conf-j25.html Bill Shorten’s speech aimed at winning the backing of key sections of the ruling elite by pledging to enforce “tough” pro-business policies, including cuts to public spending. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24609724-69cb-4286-bcd3-c8131f8b8a5P/conf-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z How to make $7 billion in 45 minutes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/pers-j25.html Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made more money Thursday than 300,000 US workers earn in an entire year. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5238fdd7-8885-42a9-979c-4fa7f081e27G/pers-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP holds inaugural election meeting in Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/sril-j25.html Speakers explained the crisis of bourgeois rule in Sri Lanka, its roots in global geo-political tensions and the socialist program that must be taken up by the working class. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d29f6cd6-ef56-4694-9194-85fd571691bF/sril-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Samuel Kassow’s <em>Who Will Write Our History?</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/kass-j25.html Kassow’s history of the Oyneg Shabes underground archive in the Warsaw Ghetto combines remarkable objectivity with a deep compassion for the tragic fate of Warsaw’s Jewry during World War II. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bf3b066-a2ca-4490-974d-3f30628ea4bP/kass-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z France’s Lutte Ouvrière group covers for Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/losy-j25.html With the devastating character of Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek people exposed, LO is leaping to the defense of the Greek government. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69685734-d9cb-444f-af36-828219c0feaM/losy-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Discovery of the most Earth-like planet to date http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/plan-j25.html At a time of the momentous discovery of planets around other stars, no money can be found to examine them. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee135d3f-d852-4bb7-8753-9e63ef0a102O/plan-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z UK government uses demand for weekend work to attack National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/heal-j25.html NHS managers are supposed to introduce additional services, while the government is demanding a further £22 billion in cuts to the health budget. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4034c9d-a5da-4e1a-946b-f36510838f9H/heal-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/labo-j25-1.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b28db47e-88ef-428b-ab94-0cd40fb7fd9M/labo-j25-1.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z US defense secretary visits Iraq as Pentagon prepares new offensive in Anbar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/iraq-j24.html Under the pretext of fighting ISIS, Washington is escalating efforts to reassert its military and political stranglehold over Iraq while fomenting sectarian divisions in the country. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1548bf85-984b-42aa-81c8-b199a7888fcI/iraq-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z US and NATO engage in unprecedented military exercises in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/nato-j24.html Military exercises in eastern and western Europe are part of a broader military buildup by the US and NATO aimed at Russia. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cdbaff4-0ee8-4a11-acaf-4f7d1a34398P/nato-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Selective release of autopsy findings continues whitewash of Sandra Bland killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/blan-j24.html Waller County Prosecutor Warren Diepraam declared categorically Thursday that an autopsy found that Bland’s death was a suicide. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be148292-bcf7-4ade-97f2-4ed167c7534I/blan-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z New York City airport workers’ job action called off by union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/airp-j24.html A planned strike of 1,200 poorly paid New York City airport workers was called off after a deal was reached with the SEIU to achieve “labor peace.” Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11ed0e12-4d85-49d0-ad36-97569d145c4F/airp-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Michigan governor declares financial emergency in Wayne County http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/wayn-d07.html The methods used in the Detroit bankruptcy are being repeated in Michigan’s most populous county to loot pensions, slash benefits, and privatize services. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f990c77-56c5-49a2-ac4b-3fe4b1cccd4H/wayn-d07.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z California’s immigration program: A smokescreen for the interests of big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/immi-j24.html Recently proposed immigration measures represent an attempt by the California political establishment to cast the state as a haven for immigrants. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/885d1da0-bf05-45b0-bf07-8a2717c070fG/immi-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Pitched battles between miners and police in Bolivia’s capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/boli-j24.html Miners from the city of Potosí have besieged the capital to demand that the government of Evo Morales take measures to offset effects of the end of the raw materials boom. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fc7da0c-37ce-463d-9726-d15de8b902bE/boli-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Chilean judge orders arrest of army officers who burned youths alive under Pinochet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/chil-j24.html A Chilean court ordered the arrest of seven military officials complicit in the murder of two teenagers involved in an anti-government protest. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e1fffca-a1dd-4c03-b576-b406550076aC/chil-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z French police arrest four youths, citing terror plot against military base http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/terr-j24.html Paris used the foiled terror plot to promote the intelligence services, as the Constitutional Council is set to rule on a controversial surveillance law. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bedf7229-adc3-47c8-a591-d7fb8a8d43aF/terr-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Tony Blair warns against “radical leftism” in Labour leadership race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/blai-j24.html Labour’s leadership lives, works and plays in “the Westminster bubble”—a social circle made up of the super-rich and their hangers-on. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f093165d-e52c-4fc6-b04b-02052a37a63K/blai-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Growing income inequality in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/ineq-j24.html A new report shows that 40 percent of the population has experienced a four percent drop in its income since 2000. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa57024d-23ea-4077-9a67-14e93a40aa5M/ineq-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Bipartisan agreement on austerity at Australian premiers’ summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/prem-j24.html The assembled Labor and Coalition leaders were unanimous about finding ways to enforce deep cuts to social spending and living standards. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34c453b2-a83e-4944-b856-94b64e2537aC/prem-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z The pseudo-left covers up for Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/pers-j24.html Aware that their brutal austerity policies will provoke mass anger as they go into effect in the coming months, Syriza officials are coming forward to defend their record. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16debd06-a20a-471a-a89f-5d1ec7d866cA/pers-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation workers must oppose wage struggle betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/srpl-j24.html The unions are collaborating with the plantation companies and the government to drive up productivity and slash workers’ living standards. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3997203c-007f-4016-b43c-5c6793f8e4dO/srpl-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/trum-j24.html The billionaire’s campaign is not an aberration, but a concentrated expression of the foul and repulsive character of official American politics. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48cd2e66-fbf1-4939-a9a1-98f6b046a0dM/trum-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z The German Left Party defends Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/left-j24.html The actions of Syriza in Greece have laid bare the thoroughly anti-working-class and pro-imperialist character of its political partners—in particular Podemos in Spain and the Left Party in Germany. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d904ef0c-297f-4300-a309-49476ba74fbF/left-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z UAW keeps sellout plans concealed as talks open with Ford http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/auto-j24.html Behind the scenes the parameters are being developed for a betrayal of auto workers Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df79dd42-f026-47a2-aa74-4ed60c0a9e1N/auto-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/wkrs-j24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312778fc-bb5f-416e-a37c-492c92ff733P/wkrs-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z The police murder of Sandra Bland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/pers-j23.html The July 13 death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, in an East Texas jail cell has once again brought the issues of police violence and attacks on democratic rights to the forefront of political life in the United States. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/146ba997-bfc6-4a14-93be-277853e3228K/pers-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Japanese government ramps up tensions with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/japa-j23.html By demanding a halt to China’s oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea, Tokyo is adding another potential flashpoint for conflict with Beijing. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/691505a9-256a-4eb2-9c14-c5ad37b12edB/japa-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Greek parliament rubber-stamps new EU austerity plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/gree-j23.html The parliament did not even have the time to read the 900-page draft dictated by the EU, submitted to it the day before Wednesday’s vote. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eb78722-734f-4c73-aef5-087f3840c2dJ/gree-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Former Sri Lankan president makes bid for power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/sril-j23.html Divisions deepen in the ruling elite as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party officially endorses Rajapakse for next month’s parliamentary elections. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d664095-5963-46eb-9913-adfa028459eK/sril-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Global commodity prices in sharp decline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/comm-j23.html The fall in commodity prices is having a major impact on emerging markets, as well as raw-material exporting countries, in particular Australia and Canada. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f1c31e1-f86c-42f2-b78f-9cab0d8e3e8E/comm-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Obama promotes militarism and murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/obam-j23.html In a speech Tuesday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the US president boasted of the success of US drone missile and assassination programs, listing a series of victims. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f3fdf34-802a-4153-9246-d4f7c09bd9cF/obam-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Dramatic drop in profits for largest corporations in Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/lata-j23.html The latest figures confirm the fact that the so-called emerging markets are unable to offset the drop in production and consumption in the US and the EU. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fea344d-2cd5-4a9f-88cb-aa199cf7bd2A/lata-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z UK announces “anti-extremism” plan sanctioning domestic repression and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/came-j23.html Prime Minister David Cameron’s five year plan to address “extremism” will target Muslims and encourage anti-Islamic sentiment. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c4dd5d8-2a83-484b-9ae2-5e242392313G/came-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z US federal disability insurance trust to be depleted next year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/ssdi-j23.html Although the funding crisis can be solved with a technical fix, the political establishment is using this manufactured crisis to push for deep cuts to disability benefits. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68f05735-8787-4ee9-914d-77c3c12afe1C/ssdi-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Michigan legislature defies popular vote against road tax hike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/mich-j23.html The state legislature is moving to enact regressive taxes to pay for the road construction efforts, in defiance of a popular vote in a referendum only two months ago. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4698063-ea76-43c4-a7b4-d3f16461fb0E/mich-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z German politicians agitate against immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/germ-j23.html German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has called for further restrictions on refugees and demanded that already meager benefits be cut. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7da9686e-5384-45ed-b8a2-faec7f50b13H/germ-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader insists on turning back refugee boats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/labo-j23.html By adopting the Abbott government’s regressive policy, Bill Shorten also sent a wider signal of his determination to shift Labor further to the right across the board. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c696f57-b684-450d-be1e-064ccbf1491E/labo-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Tata Steel to sack 720 workers in England http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/tata-j23.html The plan to shut down three steel bar manufacturing plants is part of a six-year long business restructuring strategy. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/909ba53b-4262-4a48-9313-089e528c653E/tata-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Canada: Unions join Liberals, NDP in “Anybody but Conservative” campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/canh-j23.html The collaboration between high-level NDP, Liberal and trade union operatives highlights the preparations for a possible coalition government after this October’s federal election. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdf022b0-f68a-49ec-8c4f-ddd1622cabaH/canh-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/dnbo-j23.html The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. It is vital reading for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical Marxism. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/201b0349-10db-4062-b3ac-eef6481aebaO/dnbo-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/uawa-jul23-j23.html The top four bargainers for the UAW—Dennis Williams, James Settles, Cindy Estrada and Norwood Jewell—have a long record of imposing the dictates of corporate management. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5ad1900-b4e1-45f1-86e3-0458825b812L/uawa-jul23-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z R.W. Fassbinder at 70: the German filmmaker’s life on display in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/fass-j23.html An exhibition at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau pays tribute to German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder on the seventieth anniversary of his birth. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87710dfe-4cf0-439b-8414-46bda959e20B/fass-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Kids Count report: 22 percent of US children live in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/kids-j22.html Three million more American children were in poverty in 2013 than at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e22c4e6-1d68-4e90-9f3a-28fe25472d0I/kids-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Wesley Clark’s internment proposal: The specter of military dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/pers-j22.html In advocating mass internment of “radicalized” Americans, Clark speaks for powerful layers within the state and ruling oligarchy who fear the growth of social opposition. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b504d96-0449-493b-a96a-07dea03024eD/pers-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Troika representatives return to Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/gree-j22-1.html Officials of the European Central Bank, European Union and International Monetary Fund will work out the details of the third credit/austerity program imposed on Greece. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f430e96-d852-4d52-b618-41a4a33be6fI/gree-j22-1.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z A letter from Athens: Taking stock of Syriza’s capitulation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/gree-j22.html The WSWS has received this report from a reader in Athens, Greece on the reaction to Syriza’s agreement on a new round of brutal austerity measures. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d18cd66c-9d03-473f-8a2a-6fedfc420beM/gree-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Workers in Australia condemn Syriza and austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/auin-j22.html “Greece is in conditions of war again, not a military war, but it’s akin to war—the type of poverty imposed on them.” Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/496bcd42-fa29-4106-a47f-f67693c019aD/auin-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Death of Sandra Bland being “treated like a murder investigation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/poli-j22.html Ongoing revelations regarding the arrest and detainment of Sandra Bland have rendered increasingly suspect police claims that her death in prison was a suicide. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2e62aa-0806-46a0-820f-c3cfea9846cD/poli-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Seven US states to arm National Guard following Tennessee shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/guar-o07.html National Guard members have been authorized to carry weapons at recruitment centers and other facilities. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e901ab52-4e8e-479b-ad9b-4b29f653eb2L/guar-o07.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Contract deadline approaches for Verizon and AT&T workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/ver-j22.html Sixty thousand workers at the two largest telecommunication companies in the US face a fight to defend health care and pensions. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb6db24-e0a5-48de-913b-d075ea1f293D/ver-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Atrocity sparks calls for Turkish intervention in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/bomb-j22.html Dozens were killed by a suicide bomb outside a cultural center in a town on the Turkish border with Syria. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32f6e458-108c-4cbd-bec8-0b2ef497c53O/bomb-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Former Nigerian military dictator meets with Obama, Kerry in Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/nige-j22.html Newly elected Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari discussed plans for stepped-up US military and economic intervention inside Africa’s largest economy during an official visit this week. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a82a62c-b353-45c5-8044-76f634dd2adP/nige-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Police attacks on migrants intensify as Calais ferry strike enters fourth week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/cala-j22.html The MyFerryLink strike is intensifying the migrant crisis in the nearby refugee camp, as well as escalating tensions between France and the UK. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8524f934-4534-4254-a5b7-7e1843934deJ/cala-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z UK: Labour capitulates on Conservative welfare cuts bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/welf-j22.html The bill’s measures will plunge millions of workers and youth further into economic insecurity and poverty. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f84ea71-6b26-42a3-8639-554a332e90dG/welf-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Japan competes with China over port investment in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/bang-j22.html In line with the US “pivot,” Japan hopes that its Bangladesh investments will boost its political weight in South Asia and undercut Chinese influence. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7657ea5f-be5a-4f93-b948-dcc5945bf53I/bang-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/dnbo-j22.html The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. It is vital reading for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical Marxism. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/968a3ebd-e06f-4e05-9468-7c4ae2efa7eL/dnbo-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z The return of the “German question” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/germ-j22.html The international press is once again gripped by the question of how Germany can be kept under control and prevented from dominating Europe. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a3d1c53-1a08-48f4-aef5-540830366a8K/germ-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z The Queen’s Nazi salute: Historical revisionism in the service of state censorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/nazi-j22.html According to the media, there was barely a family in Britain that wasn’t goose-stepping around their lawns in the early 1930s. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0b3deac-f55d-4247-837f-caa5f06c99cG/nazi-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z <em>What Happened, Miss Simone?</em>: The life of African-American singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/nina-j22.html Simone did not so much move between different genres—jazz, gospel, blues and folk—as combine them into her own unique and powerful style. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31a654de-53ad-46e7-a2a9-67d763211f1K/nina-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z General Wesley Clark calls for putting “disloyal” Americans in internment camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/clar-j21.html ”Radicalized” US residents should be subject to indefinite detention “for the duration” of the global war on terrorism, Clark said during a recent interview with MSNBC. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d11f059f-3872-4b0c-935d-29f82a910adE/clar-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z The Iran nuclear pact and US imperialism’s drive for global hegemony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/pers-j21.html Obama’s “engagement” with Iran is a strategic bet that through a combination of pressure and inducements US imperialism will be able to harness Tehran to its predatory agenda. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e62f67b-5c1f-4b0f-a747-59d8420537dM/pers-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z French ruling elite debates how to deal with Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/frde-j21.html While the French bourgeoisie supports harsh attacks on Greek workers, it is shocked by Berlin’s threat to unilaterally expel Greece from the euro zone. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd8da794-10aa-44db-89ba-d62e019bfbfM/frde-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Veteran filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki denounces government plans to remilitarise Japan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/miya-j21.html Miyazaki’s denunciations of the Abe government are another indication of widespread anti-war sentiment in Japan. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2132a8-2d91-4897-b617-109d4c4e219N/miya-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z UK defence secretary admits flouting parliamentary ban on military involvement in Syrian war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/uksy-j21.html Defence Secretary Michael Fallon used the parliamentary debate to propagandize for war. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33338000-1ac9-4293-aa1d-7c3a2f8b16cK/uksy-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z UN Security Council approves pact on Iranian nuclear programs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/iran-j21.html Despite the UN vote, the nuclear pact still faces concerted opposition in the US Congress and political establishment. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92d7726c-239a-4120-869b-f1dbe9d59c9H/iran-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z GM officials unlikely to face criminal charges for coverup of deadly defects http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/gene-j21.html The company’s executives are apparently the latest in a long list of corporate malefactors to escape prosecution for their actions. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/797f6f31-44cf-45ca-b602-c554d0683b7K/gene-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Federal Reserve documents stagnant state of US economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/econ-j21.html The explosion of asset values and wealth accumulation at the very top of the economic ladder has occurred alongside an intractable and continuing slump in the real economy. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61fa5bc5-df6d-42f4-ae75-72f6f0d8c1fJ/econ-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z US and Cuba reopen embassies after 54 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/cuba-j21.html The resumption in diplomatic relations is seen by Washington as a path toward reasserting semi-colonial domination of Cuba, while boosting its image in Latin America. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37be113e-492d-4d01-ac13-bf2de84651aL/cuba-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z US heroin deaths triple in four years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/hero-j21.html The enormous growth in heroin use, particularly among young people, reflects the depth of the social crisis in America. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec9d5697-3bab-4513-9944-a0855f01ba8A/hero-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Frankfurt university winds down research on National Socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/fkft-j21.html The attacks against National Socialism research are linked to the revival of German militarism and the aggressive foreign policy of the German government. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41b6ea78-fdd7-45a0-8d62-3fbaa2b1617B/fkft-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Canadian police fatally shoot man outside meeting on controversial dam project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/poli-j21.html Many questions remain unanswered in the troubling death of James Daniel McIntyre at the hands of the police in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00e44588-173f-44fe-90b2-f68726a1c88F/poli-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/preo-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> by David North. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fa721d3-f21b-4509-882d-097a8fbdb09J/preo-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/dnbo-j21.html The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. It is vital reading for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical Marxism. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1625367b-9127-45f5-9465-e28b60b210fP/dnbo-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Student initiatives in Germany oppose media witch-hunt against IYSSE and “Münkler-Watch” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/humb-j21.html A growing number of students at German universities are speaking out in opposition to right-wing professors and the media campaign against their critics. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fad2c05-eeca-41a7-bc2f-262a8ddbc73A/humb-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Autoworkers denounce UAW lies about ending two-tier system at Indiana plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/lear-j21.html While the UAW claims to have “bridged the gap” at the Hammond plant, in reality it created a new tier of workers making as little as $11 an hour. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4392a3dd-d8e3-4277-af94-62a01d66ce6C/lear-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z One year since the crash of MH17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/mh17-j21.html The American political establishment’s marking of the anniversary of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine has been remarkably muted. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cd266c4-0493-42c1-b8d8-e328aa6100aG/mh17-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/wkrs-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d627662c-2d2c-4bc6-b8f8-5f9ffa1d21dB/wkrs-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Chinese state banks commit $200 billion to stem market selloff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/chin-j20.html The massive bank intervention was one of a series of measures initiated by the government and financial authorities to halt the plunge in share values. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f370fb9-9d96-4215-9a31-0ea257c3ed3A/chin-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z The US presidency for sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/pers-j20.html The 2016 US presidential election will be decided, not by the votes of the people, but by a flood of dollars from a small number of billionaires. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec18ac57-a51b-4fe1-acf2-760859816d4N/pers-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Buckingham Palace orders inquiry, threatens legal action over Nazi salute film http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/quee-j20.html The publication of a video showing members of the British royal family, including a young Queen Elizabeth, giving the Hitler salute has ignited a political firestorm in Great Britain. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd83fb10-6ebb-4d97-91d0-d6b0dbb9462O/quee-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Saudi-backed militias capture key Yemen port city http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/yeme-j20.html The death toll from the nearly four month old US-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen continues to mount, with at least 140 civilians killed in the past 10 days alone. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a65b21d0-e5cf-4337-8a11-b96aeacd66cN/yeme-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z President Obama postures as prison reformer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/pris-j20.html Barack Obama, who presides over the world’s largest gulag, postured as an opponent of mass incarceration during his Thursday visit to an Oklahoma prison. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1696511-a74d-422f-a67f-1ce89818bcaM/pris-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Pew report: US unfunded public pension liabilities hit $1 trillion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/pens-j20.html State and local governments have systematically starved public employee pension funds of cash for decades, claiming that there is “no money” to properly fund them. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60daf10f-3b37-4ebc-90b8-d45349592dbB/pens-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Coal and gas layoffs mount as prices continue to fall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/coal-j20.html Thousands of coal miners and well drillers are losing their jobs as layoffs sweep throughout the coal and natural gas industries due to the continued price slump. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a491cb18-098f-4f0f-b6c7-bbb40888737N/coal-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z American Federation of Teachers endorses Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/aftc-j18.html The teachers’ union endorsement follows years of political subordination to the Democratic Party by top AFT bureaucrats. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d55edc8-9284-47d8-b40b-40b22a036feA/aftc-j18.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Brooklyn Library locations sold to real estate developers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/blls-j20.html Two Brooklyn Library locations will be sold to real estate developers, allowing them to build housing market-rate units. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a09fe689-a719-4a0c-b182-3dbad6c54a0J/blls-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Bank of Canada announces second interest rate cut in six months http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/canb-j20.html Canada’s central bank all but acknowledged that the country has slipped into recession. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b626d83-d92f-4127-8db5-61a0c99e6afA/canb-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Large police mobilisation at right-wing Reclaim Australia rallies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/recl-j20.html Reclaim Australia has been emboldened by the climate of anti-terrorism hysteria whipped up by the political establishment and the media. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae4d198f-fe38-462b-bb10-7c0289390b4O/recl-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Sebastian Kempkens in <em>Uni Spiegel</em>: Gutter journalism in the service of German imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/spie-j20.html Sebastian Kempkens, the editor of a university magazine published by <em>Der Spiegel</em>, has joined the media chorus denouncing anti-militarist students at Humboldt University. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f2dac30-7ae2-4920-bae5-e0e176eab28L/spie-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z The confessions of Yanis Varoufakis: The pseudo-left as a social type http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/varo-j20.html The former Greek finance minister described in a recent interview the “air of defeat” within the Syriza leadership following the landslide “no” vote in the July 5 referendum on EU austerity. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/541d1127-29e8-450c-8ab7-8f09c881ffaC/varo-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Artist Shepard Fairey arrested on felony charges for Detroit graffiti http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/fair-j20.html Fairey was arrested less than two months after completing a mural in Detroit, commissioned by billionaire Dan Gilbert. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b321daf-6784-4b65-b34d-e9d7e05df9eH/fair-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 20-26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/twih-j20.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee6a6e6e-9d62-47d2-b005-f946b79abd1A/twih-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Texas prison death highlights police violence in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/poli-j18.html The unexplained and suspicious death of Sandra Bland is only the latest episode in a wave of police violence and murder in the US. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f786886-ccd8-45bb-aeb8-acd5756ccbaB/poli-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z German parliament supports attacks on Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/pers-j18.html By a large majority, the German parliament has backed austerity measures that mean the impoverishment of the Greek people and the plundering of the country’s resources. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e704f411-3046-4819-acbf-0af627a1747F/pers-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Release of grand jury transcript points again to frameup of the Rosenbergs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/rose-j18.html The new revelations undermine the post-Soviet effort to reaffirm the supposed guilt of the Rosenbergs. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0f20a51-1981-4826-b6f3-de19c1542d6L/rose-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Gunman kills four marines at Chattanooga Naval Reserve Center http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/chat-j18.html Twenty-four-year-old Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on a military recruitment office before attacking a Naval Reserve facility in Tennessee. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b76c0cf5-b43d-45b2-ae88-79376daaf11J/chat-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Conservative government concealed UK participation in Syria air strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/syri-j18.html British pilots have carried out attacks in flagrant disregard for the August 2013 parliamentary vote against British military involvement in Syria. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6f45751-4983-4aac-8cba-532d4a020c2M/syri-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Tsipras expels critics of EU austerity deal from Greek cabinet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/gree-j18.html The cabinet reshuffle aims to stabilize the Syriza government while it negotiates a new austerity memorandum with the European Union. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a88213d-a961-4e5f-931e-96e3550da3cN/gree-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Racism and arrogance: Anti-Greek agitation in the German media http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/germ-j18.html The German media’s anti-Greek agitation brings to mind the darkest period of German history. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09ddc806-e2c4-47e1-948e-283436baa26A/germ-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Iran signals closer collaboration with West http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/iran-j18.html While hardliners have expressed some opposition to this week’s nuclear agreement, significant layers of business are already positioning themselves for the lifting of sanctions. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad500a89-cd66-4641-9b28-1a5086cbb4cA/iran-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Right Sector threatens violence throughout Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/righ-j18.html After a standoff with government authorities in western Ukraine, the neo-fascist Right Sector militia is preparing “wide scale actions” in Kiev and elsewhere. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddcc4ea2-135c-4471-b3fb-f2f56973ec9K/righ-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s anti-austerity hypocrisy exposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/scot-j18.html The progressive pretensions of the SNP are a cover for core neo-liberal policies. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c11d6a80-4f90-4f39-b452-fc3e6fc6fd5I/scot-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Auschwitz bookkeeper Gröning sentenced to four years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/ausc-j18.html For decades, the German judicial system showed little interest in prosecuting those who participated in the murder machinery of the Nazis. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90247b21-d860-448b-8a37-d87b157d1d8C/ausc-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president pledges to block rival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/sril-j18.html Sirisena’s willingness to use his autocratic powers to prevent Rajapakse becoming prime minister exposes the fraudulent claim that his election represented a “democratic revolution.” Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ae1a5b4-8924-4d62-b063-4e0e0dea1feM/sril-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party scapegoats Chinese over housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/chin-j18.html Labour’s xenophobic anti-Chinese campaigns dovetail with moves by Washington to integrate New Zealand into its “pivot” against China. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7a485a0-2b6c-4bc9-b312-b95ba66697dK/chin-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z France’s Left Party applauds Syriza’s imposition of EU austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/mele-j17.html Despite the capitulation of Greece’s Syriza-led government to the European Union’s austerity dictates, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Left Party is hailing Tsipras’ party as a model of resistance. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d20a357-dec9-4634-ac17-f6fa0c81185O/mele-j17.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/labo-j18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1a8b3ac-1933-4be2-a0a1-53ee4d3a75aM/labo-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Campaign fundraising in 2016 US election cycle soars to new records http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/elec-j17.html Candidates have spent twice as much in the first half of this year as at the same point in the last presidential election cycle, with the total cost of the election expected to rise to $10 billion. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d31b84b6-b196-4e1f-a28a-019bfe170d9L/elec-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Pluto and Earth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/pers-j16.html The flyby of Pluto by the spacecraft New Horizons—a scientific achievement of the first order—stands in contrast to the seemingly intractable social crises on our own planet. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0953c0f8-b1ba-431e-a6e7-72accd375f9C/pers-j16.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Japanese government pushes militarist legislation amid mass protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/japa-j17.html The passage of the laws marks a further stage in the militarist “reinterpretation” of Japan’s nominally pacifist constitution. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f08e9e70-aa54-45e1-9c4a-39929b96a8aJ/japa-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z White House official in charge of Obamacare rollout hired as health insurance lobbyist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/heal-j17.html Marilyn Tavenner will become the CEO of a firm that lobbies on behalf of some of the largest health insurance companies in America, including Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a527d578-1ec6-4c75-8ab2-1ce8e76ab09M/heal-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Murky death of Sandra Bland points to possible police lynching http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/poli-j17.html Bland was found hanging in a Texas jail cell on Monday, three days after her violent arrest. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05854a7f-c622-4de0-b486-019edf1ead6E/poli-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Voter suppression laws on trial in North Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/ncvo-j17.html A federal lawsuit has challenged laws adopted by the state legislature to reduce voter turnout among minorities and the poor. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b1b4fe5-3044-4ebb-b40d-89a20645270J/ncvo-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z US seeks to placate Mideast allies angered by Iran nuclear deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/iran-j17.html Obama and his top aides have indicated the US will offer Israel and the Saudi monarchy new weapons systems and enhanced intelligence cooperation and security guarantees. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/630d292c-2254-4e0f-843f-528b50d1a30J/iran-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Pentagon ramping up US military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/afgh-j17.html US air and drone strikes in Afghanistan more than doubled in the month of June, according to DOD statistics. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc63211d-fd34-4e99-816d-cd6517b5918F/afgh-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z UK Conservative government curtails right to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/stri-j17.html Conservative business secretary Sajid Javid has presented a new Trade Union Bill to Parliament that represents a massive attack on the working class. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afbf0d36-a522-422e-a2a1-35094d8b25dI/stri-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Canada boosts Kiev regime with free trade pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/canu-j17.html The agreement is aimed at demonstrating Canada’s staunch support for the Kiev regime, which was brought to power last year in a pro-western coup spearheaded by fascist forces. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/537a2100-27bd-4c7f-bd87-7df429a6f4eN/canu-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Australian banking system vulnerable to global economic shocks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/hock-j17.html A perfect storm is developing, leading towards a meltdown in the utterly speculative forms of wealth accumulation of the Australian ruling class. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/038efc19-1633-4bac-b0e1-b66d746514fN/hock-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z German auto workers condemn austerity deal imposed on Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/inte-j17.html Workers at GM-Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant denounced the brutal austerity measures imposed on Greece last weekend by the German government. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7da8273d-41f9-4729-8924-e113a7e2047O/inte-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z USA Network’s <em>Mr. Robot</em>: A provocative start, but where will it go? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/mrro-j17.html Making a direct appeal to debt-ridden youth and branding itself as “anti-corporate,” <em>Mr. Robot</em> raises many issues. But how does it deal with them? Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8621270-3c83-4c87-a7ce-170044bb904M/mrro-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/euro-j17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b9c411b-5588-41db-9d6e-ce5ce662a60N/euro-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Unsafe conditions common at Fiat Chrysler Jefferson plant where two workers died http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/megg-j17.html Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af002e4b-3cb0-4ad4-866e-5dc6259d77cB/megg-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Greek parliament endorses EU-dictated austerity programme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/gree-j16.html The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 229 to 64, as the Greek government deployed riot police against protests outside of parliament. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c6e0a49-afdd-4869-abbd-0d807c66b32J/gree-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z The battle ahead for US autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/pers-j16.html The opening of talks on new contracts covering 140,000 US autoworkers was marked by a grotesque display of UAW-corporate unity on plans to boost company profits and increase exploitation. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc7dd67a-ee52-4c42-867f-4a34412ce5eH/pers-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z German academics, generals promote military build-up and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/hybr-j16.html A high-profile panel discussion on “hybrid war” in Berlin last week shed light on the debates currently taking place within ruling circles in Germany. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f177a67e-febb-4516-a27e-0d5ac243f1eP/hybr-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z US political infighting begins over Iran nuclear deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/iran-j16.html Congress has a total of 82 days to take action to block the lifting of sanctions against Iran, which would require overriding a presidential veto. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f96a1841-1113-4495-8ed5-f22702d4ca6H/iran-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z US military launches Jade Helm domestic training operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/jade-j16.html The months-long war games will see US forces from all four branches of the military conduct “Realistic Military Training” in cities and rural areas throughout the American south and west. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e86a199-738f-4406-94cb-357f128f336P/jade-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler, CNH sign performance-based deal with Italian trade unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/fiat-j16.html The new Fiat Chrysler deal replaces salary increases with performance-based bonuses, a pittance compared to the wages and benefits that were lost. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73df0ab3-bdad-4bd0-aa32-9e10c34f0bcG/fiat-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Syrian refugees speak about their protest in Dortmund, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/germ-j16.html WSWS reporters spoke to refugees from Syria who have been protesting for two months to secure the right to asylum denied by the German government. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3dabe9d-dd2d-4ff5-80ac-f814455d794I/germ-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Wisconsin governor Walker implements draconian state budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/wisc-j16.html The 2015-2017 Wisconsin budget slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from the UW system, implements drug testing for public assistance and eliminates a number of labor protections. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd4b76a8-7ee3-4fa4-ae54-738fd85830aD/wisc-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania budget impasse threatens schools, social programs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/budg-j16.html Most social programs and the state’s 500 school districts have been operating on reduced funding for over 7 years and have used up any reserve they may have had. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd5715f2-fb6d-43a3-a950-18db483606eD/budg-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Australian economic summit to plan new attacks on wages and social conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/summ-j16.html The <em>Australian Financial Review</em>, one of the summit’s convenors, recalled the achievements of the prices and incomes accord of the Hawke Labor government in cutting real wages. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef9a1ad8-83b7-4f7c-84af-3233e30d3f7A/summ-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z South Korea’s intelligence agency purchased spyware from Hacking Team http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/kore-j16.html The latest revelation further underscores the anti-democratic character of the South Korean state and its spy agencies. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74851b4b-f83c-4e1e-8e55-e346e40dde8M/kore-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Is Bernie Sanders a socialist? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/sand-j16.html The groundswell of support for Sanders indicates a growing interest in socialism, but workers will not find in his campaign an alternative to capitalism. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab466d4d-62ed-409d-8cbb-77f599bcca7L/sand-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Mary Ellen Mark: Photographer and humanist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/mark-j16.html Acclaimed American photographer Mary Ellen Mark recently died, leaving behind an extensive and thought-provoking body of work. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c21edb0-bed3-4130-bbf4-fc537ed5e53K/mark-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party fields 43 candidates in Sri Lankan general elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/elec-j16.html The SEP’s election slates are headed by leading party members with long-standing records of fighting for socialist internationalism. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/733ec5ac-52cb-4cbc-afd5-7b2f88e0979G/elec-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Obama promotes “historic” nuclear deal with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/iran-j15.html US President Obama gave a lengthy speech yesterday, insisting that the deal with Tehran served US “national-security interests,” that is, it advanced the strategic interests of US imperialism. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5775411-7c6a-4909-823c-c4d2f7dc0ebL/iran-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Lessons from Greece: The pseudo-left in power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/pers-j15.html Syriza’s betrayal is all the more brazen because it occurred within days of a popular repudiation of EU ultimatums in a referendum called by the government itself. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18dc7405-0648-4ebc-aaee-8b2581fb23fP/pers-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Syriza government campaigns for Greek parliament to pass EU austerity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/gree-j15.html Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras criticized the plan he agreed upon with the EU, yet called on the Greek parliament to vote for it anyway. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35238bff-cd6f-4594-8c3f-a0c1b3fa21aB/gree-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z A letter from Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/lett-j15.html The WSWS recently received a letter from Greece on the Syriza betrayal. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a339ef36-4d1d-4eb5-82e1-f8aa198b040E/lett-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Australian Greens senator talks of war with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/ludl-j15.html Scott Ludlam epitomises the cynical manner in which a layer of the Greens occasionally pose as “left” and “anti-war.” Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd3cfa44-3809-4ca1-a151-dfe3912b2d3N/ludl-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out first execution since Supreme Court lethal injection ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/miss-j15.html David Zink’s execution was the first carried out nationwide since the US Supreme Court’s June 29 ruling on Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/731ce2b2-1248-4a18-8138-7fe6b596d1eI/miss-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Family of Eric Garner demands criminal prosecution after New York City announces $5.9 million settlement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/garn-j15.html A key aim of the settlement is to continue the cover-up of Garner’s murder, including the manipulation of the grand jury to protect the police. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e38fc197-3fab-49ea-86dd-bf52f5de648C/garn-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Alabama officers repeatedly use Taser on teenager having seizures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/poli-j15.html Police shocked the young woman three times with a Taser as she was having a severe grand mal seizure, causing her to lose consciousness. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d4de819-5012-4596-a226-e10a52b0f36L/poli-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Wages for California workers continue to decline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/cali-j15.html California’s high cost of living has accelerated the decline of real wages. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/842fd6bb-e71c-468b-bb8a-db6de7181aaO/cali-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z OECD report: 39 million unemployed young people in industrialized nations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/neet-j15.html One in four young people in Greece and Spain is “neither employed nor in education or training.” Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffc74b2e-fda1-4f79-85ed-a3feef0d6c2G/neet-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z British Labour backs Conservatives’ welfare cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/labo-j15.html The leadership contest is the outcome of the massive losses sustained by Labour in the May 7 General Election. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d35f57f7-6c5d-496e-938b-6e054447929C/labo-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Documentary examines unanswered questions about the National Socialist Underground http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/nsud-j15.html German broadcaster 3sat recently aired a film reviewing a spate of suspicious deaths connected to the neo-Nazi NSU organization. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea57a6c3-8880-487d-a828-34099bab483I/nsud-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Australian police, spy agencies flocked to Italian hacking company http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/hack-j15.html The revelation that numbers of Australian police and spy agencies sought out the Italian Hacking Team is of a piece with a broader assault on democratic rights. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56b6b123-130b-4205-b087-a95518d6642E/hack-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z UK Socialist Workers Party and Left Platform debate: Joint apologists for Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/call-j15.html Stathis Kouvelakis, the leader of the Left Platform within Syriza, said at a rally in London that it is impermissible to describe the government’s endorsement of savage austerity as a betrayal. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c8137f5-9958-40ad-a904-93413d42b12H/call-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/auto-j15.html The weekly newsletter will provide coverage of the struggle confronting 139,000 US workers at General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, whose labor contracts expire September 15. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41c20430-01b8-4c38-a81f-b938f77bbdbE/auto-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers face 1930s-type exploitation at Chicago Ford plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/ford-j15.html A class action suit names both management personnel and UAW officials in connection with sexual harassment, racial discrimination and threats of violence. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f75542b-4045-4c34-a947-0679dadfed1G/ford-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/plut-j15.html The Pluto encounter is the first time that a spacecraft has ever visited the distant world. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2893b05-99ef-49b1-bf09-29dec770cbdJ/plut-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP meeting defends victimised plantation workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/esta-j15.html Central hills plantation workers attend SEP public meeting in defiance of ongoing union and police harassment. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/494e856a-fb92-4bd2-9597-1d39fe70bb1H/esta-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Greek bailout deal highlights monumental scale of Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/gree-j14.html The function of Greece’s parliament will be to rubber-stamp the transfer of real authority to Brussels and Berlin. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6db72af4-52f9-440f-9870-7bbe3357becM/gree-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Defend the Greek workers! Oppose the diktat of Schäuble and Merkel! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/pers-j14.html The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3284d7bf-114a-4f4f-a6ea-1a55fe2a56aO/pers-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Berlin: Angry reaction to Syriza betrayal of Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/ints-j14.html Developments in Greece are being followed by broad layers of workers and youth in Germany. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08c531fd-8062-46ce-b1e4-2d47c77de6bB/ints-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Puerto Rican plan to make workers pay for the island’s debt crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/puer-j14.html A combination of “pro-growth” and “supply-side” measures would impoverish the Puerto Rican working class. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/101b7987-7926-49d5-a2e7-530c63e3dadP/puer-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z UAW-GM talks open in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/auto-j14.html The opening of negotiations at the UAW-GM Human Resources Center had all the trappings of an in-house event, held in a mood of mutual praise and backslapping. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ed079f9-f3e5-42d1-8d36-666063fa563O/auto-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton outlines right-wing economic policies in New York City speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/clin-j14.html Speaking at the New School in New York City, Clinton declared that her presidency would “empower” US businesses by cutting taxes and regulation. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/958a8b45-c9d7-42a4-abac-14c1524185fI/clin-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z US preparing new drone deployments to North Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/dron-j14.html The US military’s Africa Command is preparing to develop at least one new US drone and Special Forces base in North Africa. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9f13594-add6-4a6b-ba39-841a273653cJ/dron-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Saudi-led assault on Yemen continues despite ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/yeme-j14.html Airstrikes by the US-backed coalition continued in violation of a UN brokered cease-fire that was supposed to come into effect on Saturday. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81c653b4-e470-4b3b-958d-6950d1287faJ/yeme-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Washington’s hypocritical denunciations of Chinese “land reclamation” in the South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/land-j14.html The outposts of Vietnam and other claimants in the region cover a far broader expanse than those of China. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312c6c38-1cc6-4b9e-ab60-862d4721b2fH/land-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Report urges closer US-Australian military collaboration against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/anzu-j14.html The joint US-Australian think tank report documents the extent to which Australia has already become a major base of operations for the US military in Asia. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0546cf2e-99e4-4025-b933-6f1cda6c696E/anzu-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Behind New York’s Cuomo-de Blasio feud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/blas-j14.html The two leading New York Democrats are governing at a time of growing crisis and disgust with capitalist politics. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eb67fd7-7a5e-4c76-839b-99473c95afeD/blas-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Surge in prices boosts drug industry profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/drug-j14.html An investigation by <em>Bloomberg News</em> found that the prices of supposedly competing prescription drugs rose in lockstep. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81bb5722-6bfe-4ecd-b04a-8b0d0694a93M/drug-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z More attacks on public education in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/loui-j14.html A recently passed law in Louisiana will facilitate the use of textbooks with religious-based attacks on evolution and climate change. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cc0a0e2-4df2-4697-bb12-89332c41a7fF/loui-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z The historical background of California’s water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/wate-j14.html The damage from California’s drought stems from almost two centuries of an irrational water rights regime. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cedeb7d8-03e0-4d70-b690-f00f20000f0B/wate-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/wkrs-j14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3de51638-ff44-453a-81c5-4e9635306ffC/wkrs-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Contract talks set to begin for 140,000 US autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/auto-j13.html The negotiations do not involve antagonistic parties, as the UAW long ago abandoned any defense of workers’ interests and tied its institutional fate to the profits of the auto companies. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3127ead9-0fd4-4078-9328-9f1bea8094fH/auto-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z The consequences of Syriza’s betrayal: From terms of surrender to terms of occupation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/pers-j13.html The EU is demanding terms that will condemn large sections of the Greek working class to destitution and turn the country into a virtual colony. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56f87f83-957d-4588-b21c-4041027d39aC/pers-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Ford threatens mass layoffs at Michigan truck plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/ford-j07.html In a surprise announcement July 9, Ford Motor Company said it will shift production of the Focus and C-Max from its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan to an undisclosed location outside the US The move threatens the jobs of 4,000 workers employed at the plant. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd32babf-ede2-482b-a37d-b71ad97dc83O/ford-j07.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Tensions erupt in Europe as Berlin threatens to expel Greece from the euro http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/euro-j13.html The German government intends not only to reduce Greece to semi-colonial status, but to whip critics of its Greek policy, such as France and Italy, into line. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c191d708-f478-4f37-9254-479caedf802H/euro-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z FBI Director Comey demands “backdoor” access to encrypted data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/encr-j13.html Comey spoke before two Senate committees last week to press the case for stepped-up government surveillance of the American people. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc4afe6c-02c8-44de-8141-8fbbf54c5d6D/encr-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z WikiLeaks email release reveals hacking by governments worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/hack-j13.html At least 46 countries are identified as seeking Hacking Team software to secretly access and monitor computers and smart phones. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb654be8-aaf2-480a-8310-4b2579dcc26K/hack-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z SEP (Australia) meetings: The pseudo-left in power: Lessons of Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/sepm-j13.html The SEP meetings will provide a unique forum to discuss the crucial political lessons to be drawn from the experiences of the working class in Greece, and their relevance to the political tasks facing the working class in Australia and around the world. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9ce8892-aaa7-42b1-a47c-e76866c7ae6K/sepm-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Baltimore, Maryland police chief fired under pressure from police union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/balt-j13.html Baltimore's mayor caved in to demands by the Fraternal Order of Police that chief Anthony Batts be removed for not responding with sufficient brutality to the April demonstrations. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33d43200-ec84-4f5a-b541-d08e4756bc3N/balt-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Two Detroit firefighters injured fighting blaze with low water pressure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/fire-j07.html Firefighters had to pump water from blocks away in order to contain a fire that engulfed a five-story apartment building. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1722e131-7694-462e-b47a-e84b863eaecB/fire-j07.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Manchester protesters face eviction as UK rough sleeping rises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/home-j13.html A group of homeless protesters who have been camped out on the streets of central Manchester for the last few months could face jail if an injunction goes ahead. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/175a3870-a5c5-42b7-b661-8d90d060111F/home-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Thousands forced to live in accommodation “outside the norm” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/acco-j13.html According to Statistics NZ, almost 100,000 people are living in institutions, hotels, caravans, motor camps, boarding houses and even garages. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f6c2694-cddf-4bff-88cb-9fe91ab09cfC/acco-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z South Africa: ANC’s anti-immigrant measures impact tourism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/safr-j13.html Tourist arrivals into South Africa from abroad have plummeted amid the government’s enforcement of xenophobic anti-immigrant policies. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/534111dd-c726-4716-9bb1-ae7219cee33C/safr-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z The American Psychological Association, torture and the Nuremberg doctors’ trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/tort-j13.html A 542-page independent report made public Friday implicates the American Psychological Association in the CIA torture program. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61155db6-af1c-411d-aeec-8ef5378b711N/tort-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z SEP to stand in Sri Lankan general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/elec-j13.html The SEP is the only party advancing an internationalist and socialist program against war, austerity and attacks on democratic rights. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9272f1e5-e132-4ff6-9f34-fc3895cb284J/elec-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z <em>Manglehorn</em> and <em>The Cobbler</em>: The influence of social-gravitational forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/cobb-j13.html The two films, <em>Manglehorn</em>, directed by David Gordon Green, and <em>The Cobbler</em>, directed by Tom McCarthy, both fall into the independent drama, or comedy-drama category. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9af8be0-6e99-4db9-a6a4-515ea853f92E/cobb-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 13-19 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/twih-j13.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1128537e-8e75-46de-9644-5e35e2bf320I/twih-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z EPA study whitewashes the effects of fracking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/epaf-j13.html The US EPA reports finding that the incidence of drinking water contamination due to hydraulic fracturing is low, but evidence of the danger of fracking continues to mount. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06c100ae-940c-4b3e-a33c-d2bb053c33cA/epaf-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/pers-j11.html With extraordinary speed, the Syriza-led government has repudiated the landslide “no” vote in Sunday’s referendum by proposing €13 billion in austerity measures. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bcb3b2f-32c3-4f7d-b010-2497bfa9e2fM/pers-j11.html 2015-07-12T04:00:00Z Pew report: 84 percent of world population subsists on under $20 per day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/poor-j11.html The much-vaunted rise of the “global middle class” is “more promise than reality,” according to a report published this week by the Pew Research Center. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7476ab9-6553-4a6d-8e2e-91344135bbeE/poor-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Iran talks continue into the weekend http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/iran-j11.html The Obama administration is seeking an agreement that will provide Washington with maximum leverage over Iran and the ability to easily pivot back to all-out confrontation. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4941aa40-7c02-4bb5-b4fe-369a6c986beE/iran-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Record campaign fundraising for Republicans, Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/elec-j11.html The difference in the 2016 campaign is that the billionaires have intervened earlier and more openly, and there are more of them. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38ce364a-23df-40c0-abba-7ef19450ba1B/elec-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Oklahoma sets execution dates for three death row prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/exec-j11.html The high court ruling upholding Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol, which uses the sedative midazolam, allows state-sanctioned killings to resume. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65e4654-231c-4704-8797-e6f303de5e8M/exec-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Eric Holder returns to law firm that represents Wall Street banks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/hold-j11.html For six years, Holder used the office of attorney general to benefit the financial elite. Now he is going back to work for them directly. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/162667d3-ea7d-41b0-b639-f8596490a1eN/hold-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Video shows Philadelphia police ruthlessly beat unarmed youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/poli-j11.html Video shows that police punched and kicked Tyree Carroll dozens of times, beat him with nightsticks and Tazed him at least four times. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10bc45c4-7452-4946-b96b-f8c5e555ef0A/poli-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Major US airlines investigated for collusion and price-gouging http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/airl-j11.html The evidence shows that airlines are deliberately stopping expansion in order to limit seats on airline flights, which is driving up prices for customers and restraining competition. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3ddaef2-850e-4d9a-838c-52b95523963H/airl-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z UK: Poorest children lag behind on language skills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/educ-j11.html A fifth of children in England leave primary school unable to read well, including over a third of the poorest children. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/747bcd10-1d1c-4b17-a1e6-1bf8f0e7adfJ/educ-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon in talks over fracking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/frac-j11.html Fracking is notorious for the threat it poses to ground water supplies, which can be contaminated with chemicals and by methane released from cracked wells. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/721e530d-acf4-4113-940e-61fd810cd98E/frac-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z New Zealand First Party attacks Pacific Island immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/nzfi-j11.html Emboldened by the support it receives from Labour, the Greens and Mana, New Zealand First’s denunciations of foreigners are increasingly vicious. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3d53288-2002-49c4-93f8-a1bea988a45H/nzfi-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Malaysian prime minister engulfed in corruption scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/mala-j11.html The Wall Street Journal allegations have fanned a crisis that threatens Najib’s political position and could destabilise the ruling UMNO. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddcbbc99-5870-438f-925f-597fa7b314fJ/mala-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Netflix’s <em>Orange Is the New Black</em>, Season 3: Life goes on in a women’s prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/oran-j11.html In the third season of the series about a fictional woman’s correctional facility, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, privatization comes to Litchfield prison. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa7aff59-96cb-4886-8442-53b00204f2cB/oran-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/labo-j11.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30545b1d-eafe-4824-a1ef-7ca9e372ee1K/labo-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Greek government approves brutal austerity measures in proposal to EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/gree-j10.html The €13 billion package of cuts, including regressive sales taxes and an increase in the retirement age, is a repudiation of the landslide “no” vote on austerity in Sunday’s referendum. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bab51883-bcd3-4a33-9e70-6150a4eb6e3F/gree-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z IMF report: Global growth lowest since 2009 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/pers-j10.html Nearly eight years since the first signs the global financial crisis, the world economy is mired in slump and faces another financial collapse. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36339134-5b1b-49a7-86ae-674a4a09168B/pers-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Military officials declare Russia the “greatest threat” to US interests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/russ-j10.html The Obama administration’s campaign of military pressure against Russia is increasingly fraught with the danger of war between the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fa21ae7-c634-4d1f-a349-8b73ee64578A/russ-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z UN report: Syria faces worst refugee crisis in recent history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/syri-j10.html One-sixth of the total Syrian population has fled the country and some 230,000 have been killed as a result of the civil war that erupted in 2011, according to the UN estimates. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4e63583-c1b6-415f-9d9b-e01601f1308P/syri-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Obama welcomes Vietnam’s Communist Party head http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/viet-j10.html Trong’s very presence in the White House sends a strong message regarding Hanoi’s closer ties to Washington, directed against Beijing. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/983a3f50-ddc1-40be-b47f-f439c120dd1P/viet-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z London trains shut down in rail worker strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/rail-j10.html Strike action by rail workers brought the London Underground network to a standstill for the first time since 2002, while services to the west of England were suspended on many lines. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4527174-785d-4198-bb99-1065372fdf9J/rail-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z South Carolina legislature ends display of Confederate flag http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/flag-j10.html The decision to remove the flag from the state capitol comes after years of adamant refusal to respond to complaints that the flag was an offensive emblem of the slave-owning South. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74e760fa-52c4-4b33-846a-85a73c3c472D/flag-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Illinois governor proposes deep pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/illi-j10.html Republican governor Bruce Rauner is demanding that Democrats authorize the cuts—many of which they proposed—as part of his “Turnaround Agenda.” Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/221fe6c8-7ec6-41a7-8dce-30c1327cb2cD/illi-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z German SPD’s new program: Racism and law and order http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/spdp-j10.html The new SPD strategy paper stresses that concerns about “foreign infiltration” must be taken seriously and calls for “zero tolerance for crime and violence.” Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/495bb8e3-df31-4b9d-8fd6-bc6c2323fbeK/spdp-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Germany: Outokumpu steel plant closes in Bochum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/outo-j10.html The shutting of the plant followed a well-known script, with the unions seeking to keep employees quiet with vague promises of job security, while the plant was closed in installments. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4b25cf0-1cd2-4419-9cd8-167d5506fc3H/outo-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Hypocrisy all round as Australian Labor leader testifies at royal commission http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/shor-j10.html There is nervousness in ruling circles about the potential of the revelations to intensify the popular hostility toward the entire political establishment. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86340709-981e-4839-995b-80756718843C/shor-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Australian state government to slash hundreds of electricity jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/elec-j10.html Networks NSW jobs are being eliminated to cut costs and make the sale of its businesses more attractive to potential buyers. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12102495-3546-40e3-a47a-5662248aa59B/elec-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Labor leader pledges support for further privatisations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/fole-j10.html New South Wales Labor Opposition leader Luke Foley dedicated a substantial part of his state budget reply speech last month to assure the financial elite that Labor, in or out of office, remained the privatisation party par excellence. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65627b00-d83a-4d60-8e03-56107a3700aK/fole-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Mass evacuations in western Canada due to forest fires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/fire-j10.html Massive forest fires have engulfed large parts of northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Alaska. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0031bef1-f4d3-4019-98e6-2f83c990d74D/fire-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/euro-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56e13e23-c23e-4138-bbd7-bbfb82271a4I/euro-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z <em>The Face of an Angel</em> and <em>Danny Collins</em>: A notorious murder trial and an aging musician http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/film-j10.html <em>The Face of an Angel</em> is a fictional treatment of the Amanda Knox murder trial. <em>Danny Collins</em> is the story of a rock star who changes his life after receiving a letter that John Lennon wrote him decades earlier. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b5a3e50-d185-4f3f-8ae9-e22b26c60e2P/film-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z The significance of Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/grnl-j10.html In the face of economic blackmail and even threats of a military coup, the Greek working class overwhelmingly rejected the European Union’s austerity demands. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0631d3fd-bad2-4bc3-ac8a-f1e5fe4d524N/grnl-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z China share rout hits global markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/lead-j09.html Every day for the past week, the Chinese government and financial regulators have announced new measures to try to halt the slide, but none has succeeded. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb877173-e910-433a-8d61-019a7550a99N/lead-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z A summer without jobs for America’s youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/pers-j09.html The prevalence of “Depression-era” youth unemployment goes virtually unmentioned by the American corporate media and political establishment. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd27aedc-f757-40ec-978d-ee5f488dbbcK/pers-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z New York Stock Exchange halts operations for nearly four hours http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/nyse-j09.html The shutdown was by far the longest ever trading halt attributed to computer problems. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45939f3d-a181-46f1-a110-be5bfa5cebdN/nyse-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Tsipras petitions EU for new austerity deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/syri-j09.html Following the landslide “no” vote in Sunday’s referendum, Tsipras is continuing the policy of retreat and surrender that his Syriza-led government initiated from its first day in office. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48aa1247-0fc9-4547-bfee-ac006d5172bP/syri-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z UK Conservative budget heralds ever deeper austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/budg-j09.html Chancellor George Osborne delivered a budget that seeks to replicate the situation in Greece. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e225da1f-deab-4818-8878-076a5fc8ff0I/budg-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton joins right-wing attack on “sanctuary cities” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/clin-j09.html The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination criticized the policy of the city of San Francisco that limits cooperation with federal deportation actions. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d776a69-1133-4cd6-9922-f6faed79ec6D/clin-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Trump redoubles racist invective against Mexican immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/trum-j09.html A three-page written statement claimed that Mexican immigration amounted to “infectious disease … pouring over the border.” Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f7c5177-5697-49f1-8b8a-471eec67893D/trum-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Iraq-Syria war could fragment both countries, top US general says http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/demp-j09.html The Iraq-Syria war will require a “generational” and “trans-regional” commitment of US forces, General Martin Dempsey said Tuesday. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b247330a-976d-4afa-8646-90ec6d779f8I/demp-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Microsoft announces 7,800 layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/micr-j09.html Microsoft's layoffs highlight a broader trend of tech industry job cuts in response to increasingly speculative financial markets. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f82baf7b-6a8a-464b-9c5a-da1a53cc973N/micr-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z UK government slashes non-EU migrant worker numbers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/immi-j09.html The most vicious measure is the deportation of 30,000 or more non-European Union workers who fail to earn more than £35,000 per annum after being in Britain for six years. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54edb0c8-3b89-47e0-8e7b-9bb7a7d4f61J/immi-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z German Ver.di trade union sells out postal workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/verd-j09.html After a four-week strike and a high degree of militancy by German postal workers, the Verdi trade union has accepted a contract that is directly opposed to workers’ interests. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6808d330-7b11-4d0f-bbe5-4e1f14be936G/verd-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z US lawyers argue Manila’s case against China in The Hague http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/scse-j09.html The legal case, which aims to invalidate China’s territorial claim to the South China Sea, is part of Washington’s campaign against Beijing. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb831db7-d90c-4a27-82b9-7e16e88c42cJ/scse-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian prison riot highlights spiralling detention rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/pris-j09.html Skyrocketing inmate numbers and deteriorating conditions have created an explosive crisis throughout the prison system. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78bbd428-f3f2-4909-a393-3bbcd2df317C/pris-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Euro zone summit rejects emergency funds for Greece, issues austerity ultimatum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/gree-j08.html Taking its lead from Germany, the euro zone summit laid plans for a meeting Sunday of the heads of all European Union states to discuss expelling Greece from the common currency. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3ed8aa3-e034-47a1-b7d3-145d4028237K/gree-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z The significance of the Chinese stock market rout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/pers-j08.html The Chinese regime sought to create a social base of support in better-off sections of the middle class, which are now being hammered by the stock market plunge. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1887291-4c4d-472e-a7e2-31c17e6d50bC/pers-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Greek workers speak out after “no” vote on austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/ints-j08.html The WSWS spoke to workers and young people in the aftermath of the overwhelming “no” vote last Sunday. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a38148ad-050a-4bd6-8e38-61821c58f62J/ints-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Summer joblessness for US teens remains near record levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/teen-j08.html The share of teenagers who are employed during the summer has plunged by nearly 50 percent since 2000. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79c4186c-6776-46ba-a36b-c07296ce966B/teen-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief outlines plans for space war versus China and Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/spac-j08.html The Pentagon is developing new space war capabilities and modernizing its nuclear arsenal to prepare for “great power struggles” against China and Russia. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d2a3c20-fc10-4efd-a02f-730a84676d7F/spac-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Settlement in Mexican farmworkers struggle leaves families mired in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/farm-j08.html The wage agreement left Baja California farm workers well below the poverty threshold and subject to other work abuses. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5faaa6b-0866-48dc-a6e4-0b98209f611K/farm-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Factional rival Turnbull publicly condemns policies of Australian prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/aust-j08.html Malcolm Turnbull sought to portray himself as a cultured “liberal” statesman and a defender of democratic rights. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c59a367b-97da-4bd5-810b-331d91671ccO/aust-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Students at Berlin’s Free University pass motion criticising right-wing Humboldt University professors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/free-j08.html The unanimous adoption of the resolution by students at a second renowned Berlin university is a blow against historical revisionists and the entire German ruling elite. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2a03900-ef34-4d99-b921-a5178c158caJ/free-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP defends leader’s talks on joining Harper government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/mulc-j08.html New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair’s 2006-7 flirtation with the Conservatives speaks volumes about the politics of the trade union-backed NDP. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df48cc5a-5f9f-4583-813c-c089e0da63aL/mulc-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Australia: The political fraud of constitutional “recognition” for Aborigines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/reco-j08.html Aboriginal people, like the rest of the working class, are facing a wholesale onslaught on essential services, living conditions and basic rights. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f8b49f9-7603-40f0-a0e3-e4877c21383J/reco-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Life without water in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/vide-j08.html In this video, Mamie Brown, a Detroit preschool teacher, describes the experience of having her water shut off. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f82afba0-8ba7-4e0d-82f6-8bcd9f93b77D/vide-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Glenn Ford: An American tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/ford-j08.html Ford, who died last week at his home in New Orleans, spent the previous 30 years on death row in solitary confinement at Angola prison—for a crime he did not commit. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb49dde2-9745-4f4c-bfa7-983fbebca59D/ford-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z <em>Terminator Genisys</em> and the trajectory of American “independent” filmmaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/term-j08.html A number of the independent filmmakers of the 1990s and early 2000s have found their way, like Alan Taylor, to one or another blockbuster franchise. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62f48b4a-5d28-4275-ad37-212d1740064K/term-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/newh-j08.html Pluto, a world too small and distant to be seen in detail even with Earth’s best telescopes, is the farthest object explored by a space probe. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b4f3589-eced-4cbb-85d7-25fd162b251N/newh-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z German government further restricts right to asylum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/germ-j01.html The German parliament passed a law July 2 that further criminalizes refugees. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25b8d7b9-fe49-40e6-80ba-52f0c88aaedO/germ-j01.html 2015-07-08T04:00:00Z China’s share plunge casts lengthening shadow over global markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/lead-j07.html The Chinese government has thrown the “kitchen sink” at the falling share market but to no avail. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8b967fc-5817-4df6-a312-b305ab5881aM/lead-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z As EU denounces “no” vote, Tsipras moves to the right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/pers-j07.html In response to the vote by Greek workers against austerity, the EU is demanding that its program of cuts be implemented, while Syriza lurches further to the right. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d675c832-7924-4ffc-b0c0-f225450b62fD/pers-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico spirals towards bankruptcy amid mass poverty and increasing inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/puer-j07.html A Detroit-style bankruptcy process for Puerto Rico will destroy living conditions and impose a bankers’ dictatorship. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc926bf-c2de-484c-b9b1-5ab6cbb7fa5E/puer-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/obam-j07.html Flanked by a phalanx of military officials and commanders, Obama outlined a perspective of endless war in Iraq, Syria and beyond. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ca17087-c9f2-4485-86d7-62b2cfdbc5dE/obam-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Dozens of civilians killed in US-backed airstrikes on markets in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/yeme-j07.html The Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, is in the fourth month of a campaign of daily airstrikes and an economic blockade against the poorest country in the Arab world. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c91e3763-f1c2-4172-ab34-236ec5c5d73J/yeme-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Japan joins US-Australian rehearsal for conflict with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/tali-j07.html For the first time, Japanese forces will participate in the biennial joint Australian and US “Talisman Sabre” exercise. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c05c045e-11ec-4de4-89ef-003beb9eb36M/tali-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Canada’s participation in US military-strategic offensives grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/cana-j07.html Ottawa is integrating Canada ever more fully into Washington’s main military-strategic offensives against Russia, China and the Middle East. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb3ddded-c0b4-44e8-aedf-dbe4120e609K/cana-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Democrats, Republicans attack municipal pensions in Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/penn-j07.html Lawmakers are working to end, or significantly reduce, defined-benefit pension plans for all city and municipal workers. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fa0c80d-8dc5-4578-ae43-b01af1c0970O/penn-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Brooklyn real estate developer assails building workers and tenants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/broo-j07.html Nine building maintenance workers in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn were fired from their jobs for refusing cuts in wages and benefits. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26b7f41d-7058-4eb8-8eae-e729db373d0I/broo-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Michigan governor outlines plan to dissolve Detroit public school system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/detr-j07.html The plan to break up the schools into an “old” and a “new” district is a prelude to the expansion of for-profit charter operations and the gutting of teacher pensions. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/293c0d46-95ad-48f7-a3b0-2a7e5993ff8K/detr-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Netherlands: Crackdown after police kill immigrant worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/neth-j07.html The recent protests in The Hague are a response to the poverty and years of police harassment prevailing in impoverished regions in the Netherlands. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50e5103f-6382-4c8d-a5e3-b3598ac1c3cD/neth-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z The Nazi past of Germany’s post-war political elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/nazi-j07.html The <em>Brown Book</em> continues to be a crucial source for the exposure of Nazism in German political and military circles. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fec3607a-7445-4892-bccf-af6ed903c8fA/nazi-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z SEP meetings oppose US-Australian war drive against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/meet-j07.html The reports by SEP speakers provoked serious, and at times passionate, discussion about the danger of war, as well as the emerging political developments in Greece. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ac86b1-4712-48ea-a517-c3ef6a808ecJ/meet-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Australian workers and youth speak about the danger of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/mint-j07.html Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b8a6a1b-d097-416e-add7-28b86c12306E/mint-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/wkrs-j07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/951fa197-f573-4c0d-b327-bd7862da087L/wkrs-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Mass demonstrations in Greece follow vote against EU austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/gree-j06.html Thousands gathered on Athens’ Syntagma Square Sunday evening after the emphatic rejection of austerity proposals of the European Union and the IMF. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab00f529-8d03-415f-8b66-80aca06b842C/gree-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z A landslide “no” to EU austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/pers-j06.html Yesterday’s “no” vote in Greece is a massive popular repudiation of the EU and the austerity agenda it has pursued across Europe since the 2008 economic crisis. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3b09951-be6b-4828-8e99-a9ee8a9a163B/pers-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Greek workers speak out at referendum polling stations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/gre2-j06.html Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5062692b-43af-43cc-8020-a2dd46be899I/gre2-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Operation Nemesis: Danger of state repression against protests in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/neme-j06.html While Syriza continues to try to negotiate a deal with the EU for financial aid in exchange for imposing austerity, plans are being drawn up to send the army against the people. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2413d60-9040-4b68-b0f9-56bde2d5433G/neme-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Chinese government desperate to halt market slide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/chin-j06.html The Chinese central bank’s commitment to provide funds to financial markets indicates growing concern in government circles over the depth of the stock market fall. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb2dec71-67bc-4264-a059-cb690d16885H/chin-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks approaching make-or-break deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/iran-j06.html As the talks proceed in Vienna, the US press has been churning out reports touting a new Pentagon mega-bomb specifically crafted to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/691fb8e5-c673-4bf8-9419-5df0dcb7a48A/iran-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Republican candidates split over racist remarks by Donald Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/trum-j06.html The billionaire developer and presidential candidate has made a series of fascistic rants against Mexican immigrants. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efb2a223-3acd-470e-9bcb-3bc6d6e9a56B/trum-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z US health insurers seek huge rate increases for 2016 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/prem-j06.html Many insurers are requesting double-digit premium hikes, citing diminishing profits and a larger than expected pool of unhealthy enrollees. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c6a3ac2-d53d-440f-849b-d51e75a01aaC/prem-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Manhattan real estate prices hit record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/real-j06.html The average sale price of an apartment in the New York City borough of Manhattan, the home of Wall Street, is now $1.87 million. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18840310-432a-42f6-a912-565a7a84b34P/real-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh energy company cuts health care for 4,400 retired workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/cons-j06.html Pittsburgh-based coal and natural gas giant Consol Energy is the latest in a series of private companies to cut health benefits for its retired workforce. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e04e3f3-ad74-4017-a7b4-055def4284bL/cons-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Far-right marches in Kiev as report documents crimes by Ukraine’s paramilitary forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/ukra-j06.html The neo-fascist Right Sector demonstration in Kiev called for expanded war in the southeast, where paramilitary units operate as criminal armed gangs, according to a leaked report. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f298a9cd-ae5d-4ff6-8e91-2b891cc3ee4B/ukra-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Ver.di ends strike at Berlin’s Charité hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/verd-j06.html The Ver.di trade union is fraudulently celebrating the agreement at the Charité as a great breakthrough. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b01ca9c3-e65b-43df-950d-be73cfa94e3P/verd-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Australian Broadcasting Corporation censures “Q&amp;A” producer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/abcc-j06.html The ABC board is attempting to appease the Abbott government and the Murdoch media by attacking the democratic rights of its staff. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/390e1cda-c24f-4242-aca0-5f88f0a461bB/abcc-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Unemployed forced to “work for the dole” in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/dole-j06.html Thousands of unemployed workers are now being forced to carry out unpaid work in exchange for welfare payments. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a83ad941-521b-485c-8b18-61ec558b071L/dole-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z UAW vs. autoworkers: Who are the freeloaders? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/auto-j06.html The UAW is attempting to slander and intimidate workers who refuse to pay union dues under terms of Michigan’s “Right to Work” law. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e83df4d8-2d6b-427d-9725-f3eb5b45096J/auto-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z NBC’s <em>American Odyssey</em>: Mercenaries, jihadists and Machiavellian US corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/amer-j06.html <em>American Odyssey</em>, cancelled after the first season, exhibited some good intentions, but ultimately familiar confusion. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2dad3bc-ce9d-4505-9517-a35f582f212I/amer-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 6-12 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/twih-j06.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/992c5d26-a3c2-47ef-a4f3-6a6e04e827cE/twih-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Mass demonstration opposes austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/gree-j04.html Tens of thousands of people took part in a demonstration Friday evening in Athens in opposition to the austerity programme of the European Union and International Monetary Fund. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1988909a-56f9-4b8c-ad09-5e3b1ebfc9eN/gree-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Rumbles of military coup as Greek workers demand end to EU austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/pers-j04.html Statements by retired military officers calling for a “yes” vote in Sunday’s Greek referendum carry the implied threat of a coup. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ebd205-216e-4bc6-b240-e863356d241L/pers-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Video report: Workers speak out against austerity at mass demonstration in Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/vide-j04.html Demonstrators said they were participating in the rally to demand an end to years of austerity. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34d07c95-5875-4ec8-badc-08db7c44f08O/vide-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Top bankers’ pay rose 17 percent in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/bank-j04.html The vast sums of money pocketed by bank executives are bound up with activities that range from borderline legal to flagrantly illegal. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24354f5e-5a9e-4dc3-bd9a-70f1a3b64ebK/bank-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z French president rejects bid to assist WikiLeaks founder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/assa-j04.html President Hollande has rebuffed calls to grant asylum to Assange in the wake of revelations by Wikileaks of illegal NSA spying on several French leaders. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b1e69d4-3cb5-4e1f-947b-08fe4d22c2cN/assa-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Aetna, Humana announce biggest-ever merger of health insurers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/merg-j04.html The deal is the biggest to date in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions spurred on by the Obama administration’s health care overhaul. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc988cc2-6040-44e9-89ab-09c0ec8cb10E/merg-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Prosecutors release documents from Washington police shooting investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/poli-j04.html The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in February is just one example of the lethal response of police to the decay of social conditions in the United States. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8e45bd3-7ac6-4c99-ade8-10276baac48G/poli-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Public housing crisis intensifies in Syracuse, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/nyho-j03.html The average person in Syracuse has to wait over three years to be placed in low-income public housing, with more than 3,000 people on waiting lists. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0435bdc-bc07-4d14-bc35-522a598f439F/nyho-j03.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Persistence of Ebola epidemic exposes global health failure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/ebol-j04.html The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed a record number of people because of the region’s desperate poverty and the miserly international response. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f189225a-49f9-43d2-8deb-608b996821bM/ebol-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ union agrees to strike ban effective until 2020 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/gdls-j04.html Hidden within a new agreement with Deutsche Bahn, the GDL has agreed to a “binding arbitration settlement”—in effect, a strike ban—for the life of the contract. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57a9cd74-fa68-4a2d-9c7d-870ba6d5fc5O/gdls-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z UK child poverty rising as government seeks cuts to tax credits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/pove-j04.html A staggering two thirds of children growing up in poor households have at least one family member in work. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa56277d-b4f8-4efc-88e1-1363489d7b8H/pove-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Colombo’s “fastest growing tourism” status obtained at the poor’s expense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/cmbo-j04.html The transformation of Colombo into a destination for wealthy tourists is the product of ruthless attacks on the inner-city poor, including mass evictions. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a7c61d2-35e4-4648-b91c-c04b17b41c8C/cmbo-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Australia Post to axe another 1,900 jobs in preparation for privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/post-j04.html The claim of mail business losses is a smokescreen to eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs over the next three years. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73b1cde6-6410-41ed-8599-0a74f6dde92F/post-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z World medical body denounces Australia’s refugee detention censorship law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/refu-j04.html The new law makes it a crime, punishable with two years in jail, to publicly reveal information about the conditions in Australia’s refugee detention camps. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/954bb57b-b5ed-40cb-8931-c593cc1e40fB/refu-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z <em>Silicon Valley</em>: HBO’s satire of American tech culture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/sili-j04.html Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, the series follows the ups and downs of six young men who live together in a Silicon Valley “business startup incubator.” Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/548d45f1-a7d3-4dde-b90a-8c566efb04cG/sili-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-left hails Syriza’s fraudulent referendum in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/salt-j04.html Socialist Alternative’s promotion of the Greek referendum is an attempt to prevent the working class drawing any lessons from its experiences with the Syriza government. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfe36fa0-f683-4fa7-8c14-a83850c0a87G/salt-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/labo-j04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9877a7a2-4b2d-4636-87ef-044c206478bA/labo-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z US labor force participation rate hits lowest level in nearly four decades http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/jobs-j03.html The latest US jobs report, despite being greeted by the political establishment as another sign of a "recovery," points to continued economic stagnation. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93da1239-7303-4790-8c5c-aff9f1c2fadC/jobs-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z The political fraud of Syriza’s referendum on EU austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/pers-j03.html Syriza has called the referendum to provide political cover for its last-ditch effort to work out an agreement on austerity policy with the European Union. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/031380eb-f7a2-4d83-9208-7999ed8ea8bJ/pers-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Oil giant BP reaches sweetheart settlement over 2010 Gulf disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/bpse-j03.html The agreement is the culmination of the Obama administration’s efforts to shield BP from responsibility for the worst environmental disaster in US history. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54fe30cc-360c-46c2-9c82-4ebfd684ea4L/bpse-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Egyptian air force bombs Sinai after heavy clashes with ISIS affiliate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/egyp-j03.html The strikes left at least 23 dead, one day after heavy fighting in the peninsula between government troops and Islamist forces killed some 120 people. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a34e2988-291f-402a-8e09-dd586638b9bL/egyp-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders holds rally of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/sand-j03.html The growth of support for Sanders is a reflection of widespread opposition to social inequality, which the senator is seeking to channel back into the framework of the Democratic Party. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2764daa-0535-4a49-bd14-6ba3aba34b8M/sand-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z US Justice Department finds that police provoked unrest in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/just-j03.html The report concludes that inappropriate military and police tactics alienated and incited crowds peacefully protesting the killing of Michael Brown into violent confrontation. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b4d49c6-e124-4ed2-956e-6ced274bae7O/just-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Drought-fed fire hits California’s San Bernardino Mountains http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/fire-j03.html The Lake Fire, one of several fires in the US southwest fueled by high temperatures and drought, now covers 30,000 acres. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63ddce04-7e3b-466f-a689-ff9332d90a3K/fire-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Chinese stocks continue to fall despite attempted counter-measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/chin-j03.html The World Bank has again described the Chinese financial system as unbalanced and potentially unstable. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de9cab43-2bf0-4fc0-a01c-28f5b17f317C/chin-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z UK seeks leading role in military campaign against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/chat-j03.html Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s remarks are a significant escalation of British provocations against Russia. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4db79301-0cfc-4378-b53b-e2a1639c987I/chat-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Inequality in Australia rising at one of world’s fastest rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/acos-j03.html Australia’s mining boom benefited a tiny elite at the top of the income table. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40be8205-50ec-4558-b8cf-486be3185c5A/acos-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Murdoch’s Australian media put Zaky Mallah “up in lights” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/news-j03.html In 2012, today’s “terrorist” was a propagandist for Syrian “freedom fighters.” Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/371c3501-aba4-4103-a5ae-a23b9397d1dD/news-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Quebec unions seek to smother opposition to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/queb-j03.html The Quebec Liberal government’s frontal assault on public sector workers is a key element of a broader austerity agenda that targets the entire working class. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63e72215-91d8-4aae-8753-36a8d1389a1B/queb-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Victimised Sri Lankan plantation workers speak to the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/esta-j03.html Tea estate management targeted Deeside workers because of their leading role in a three-day strike against increased production demands. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14c804ab-a6e2-49f3-b2cf-d8e11fb8557J/esta-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z <em>The Wolfpack</em>, <em>Dope</em>: American experiences, oddities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/wolf-j03.html <em>The Wolfpack</em> is a documentary about seven children who were locked away for many years in an apartment in a public housing project in Manhattan. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf74e478-8eb3-4dec-855d-a9744bb9085O/wolf-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Atmospheric temperatures rise to record levels as glaciers disintegrate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/warm-j03.html Two new reports show that global warming and climate change are becoming larger threats than ever before. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/325a73e4-4443-4339-bc06-e6739a91157N/warm-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/euro-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/915f3bed-2a9d-4c49-93f0-0eaaa95ac9dH/euro-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Tsipras’s surrender rejected as Berlin pushes for regime-change in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/gree-j02.html Senior German officials said that no matter what terms Athens offered, Berlin would seek to force a change of government in Greece. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61c27cd7-5acd-4504-997b-f1356f26b8eL/gree-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/pers-j02.html The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d71ce43d-1106-4ec5-baa4-2cea94244f1J/pers-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Protests grow as Greek referendum nears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/athe-j02.html While the more wealthy layers of society defend austerity and support a “yes” vote, workers and poor people want to vote “no.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae8f4b5-4af7-4e39-98ed-2c99a10dac0O/athe-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US and Cuba announce resumption of diplomatic relations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/cuba-j02.html The movement toward the reestablishment of full relations with Cuba is being driven by US corporate interests looking to exploit Cuban workers and resources. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8266446d-f4bd-496c-b2e6-041f7525e87N/cuba-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US income inequality continued to soar in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/saez-j02.html A new report by economist Emmanuel Saez found that the share of income going to the top one percent of US earners increased by one percentage point last year. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e4b58c-6d98-42f9-b227-8e4e7ba85c6M/saez-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Ongoing tensions in South China Sea as Chinese-led investment bank formally launched http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/asch-j02.html The establishment of the bank, a blow to US plans for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific, was accompanied by a ratcheting up of Washington’s campaign against China. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/546c5aef-d2e3-4aa7-a711-d832e96fc65B/asch-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Russia suspends natural gas shipments to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/ukra-j02.html The delivery of Russian natural gas to Ukraine was halted after Kiev refused to accept Russia’s proposed price. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039eb8a7-12fb-41a9-ab82-331e668cd6cF/ukra-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Milwaukee transit workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/milw-j02.html After working since April 1 without a contract, Milwaukee bus drivers and mechanics began a 72-hour strike early Wednesday. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11c8f77f-d4f0-4ec0-a5bc-cbc5ba922ddH/milw-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z FISA court reinstates bulk surveillance of US communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/fisa-j02.html The move by the secret FISA court follows the passage of the “USA Freedom Act,” which codifies bulk surveillance while transferring data collection to telecommunication companies. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9adcb6a-2dfc-4f78-8562-91d12936b5eL/fisa-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Illinois begins fiscal year without budget as austerity package is drawn up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/illi-j02.html Republican governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders are crafting a deal that will implement a bevy of anti-worker provisions as part of a bipartisan deal to raise taxes and cut state services. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4efec6f3-f247-42d7-acc1-735fd027338L/illi-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Podemos party takes its place in Spain’s government machinery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/spai-j02.html The Socialist Party has only managed to survive in many regional and municipal governments through pacts with Podemos Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e29196-9c1b-44e6-8624-0809ee712e3A/spai-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Trial of Auschwitz guard continues in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/tria-j02.html The indictment of former SS member Oskar Gröning charges him with acting as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc74669-6e03-4720-abb3-c7b8b56d56dD/tria-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Detention centre staff defy Australian government’s refugee censorship laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/refu-j02.html Medical professionals and former staff in Australia’s refugee detention network have challenged the new “Border Force Act.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4967cca2-d4e5-4fd5-95d4-09d06f17c3eF/refu-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z The manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat: <em>High Sierra</em> in upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/clin-j02.html Raoul Walsh’s <em>High Sierra</em> came to mind in the wake of the sad, predictable end to the three-week manhunt for escaped convicts Matt and Sweat. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a4bb3a1-c6a4-41eb-bba9-8d1407cb958J/clin-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z <em>Voodoo</em>, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/harl-j02.html H. Lawrence Freeman (1869-1954) was active as a composer, conductor and teacher, but his work was rarely performed during his lifetime. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd19df9-51c5-4718-a308-551cf4eee60L/harl-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Greece defaults on debt as Syriza offers alternative austerity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/gree-j01.html Eurozone finance ministers rejected an appeal from Prime Minister Tsipras that would have extended loans to Greece in return for a new proposed list of austerity measures. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0afd18a-5bdc-4035-a75a-cb293d57346A/gree-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/pers-j01.html The annual report of the Bank for International Settlements has criticised the reliance by central banks on monetary policy, calling instead for “structural reforms.” Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30a42feb-90fa-471a-9c18-18ab1eb4fd4M/pers-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/intv-j01.html Workers interviewed by a WSWS reporting team in Athens, Greece, spoke out against austerity and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/941a6a51-0204-46e1-9a40-a64575530b6D/intv-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Thousands rally in pro-austerity demonstration in Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/demo-j01.html Many demonstrators carried European Union and Greek flags, as well as pro-EU placards, shouting, “Save Democracy, Yes to Euro”. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3081a743-ead4-466a-bd2e-4e40a1e405cG/demo-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/syri-j01.html Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5b2eeb5-86b6-41a0-8c11-0ce2a8afab9H/syri-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama proposes rules to expand overtime pay for salaried workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/sala-j01.html Despite being touted as a major new policy initiative by the White House, the proposed change to overtime rules would affect just 3.5 percent of US workers. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dff7c8d2-a797-46d6-b450-9dbe4daf4dcC/sala-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Chicago teachers’ union blocks fight against layoffs, offers to impose pay freeze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/chic-j01.html As the contract expires for 28,000 teachers, the CTU is determined to prevent a struggle that could develop into a broader mobilization of public workers against budget cuts. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e372d4-e157-4aa3-b775-00a8ed4b417L/chic-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Alberta NDP government asks ex-Bank of Canada head to draft budget plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/alta-j01.html The NDP is soliciting advice from a right-wing mandarin involved in formulating sweeping attacks on working people, including the draconian cuts of the Chretien-Martin government. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbc0fb8c-b637-401b-ab84-44472ebc278J/alta-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Backlash mounts against government attack on Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/abcc-j01.html There is growing public disquiet over the government’s hysterical attack on the ABC and endless rhetoric about terrorism. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5306803-91cc-4bc8-b217-b7826abea1bI/abcc-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Former Spanish defence minister admits “pre-coup situation” in 2006 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/spai-j01.html The opposition Popular Party (PP), the Catholic Church and military leaders bitterly opposed a statute defining Catalonia as a nation. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a115093d-6fab-4cdc-9587-375e66f180bB/spai-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Germany: IG Metall union suppresses opposition at ThyssenKrupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/krup-j01.html IG Metall at Thyssen Krupp is trying to stifle all opposition and erect a sophisticated system aimed at policing workers at the factory. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b814fb6-e62d-4023-bd61-ce8bb9b2060C/krup-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Budget bipartisanship in Australia: Labor backs more Abbott government cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/budg-j01.html Labor leader Shorten helped push through a fuel excise increase that will raise $3.6 billion from motorists over the next five years. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67d730b6-8dca-4019-b10f-7bcf215336aL/budg-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/sand-j01.html The “socialist” senator and Democratic presidential candidate's nationalist appeals are designed to head off the emergence of an independent movement of the working class. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13b3cc21-7573-436d-9b0c-234734b8ae5J/sand-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Support grows for victimised Sri Lankan tea estate workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/esta-j01.html Plantation workers denounce frame-up charges against Deeside estate workers. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/896b9bfd-05e7-4b1d-ae48-843eb4e875fA/esta-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Bank closures impose deepening misery on Greek people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/gree-j30.html Retirees were unable to obtain their pension benefits as a weeklong bank holiday began amid warnings of fuel and medicine shortages. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4417d77-b437-4aa6-8d41-57516a6aab0N/gree-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds “excruciating” executions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/pers-j30.html The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that executions using the sedative midazolam can go forward. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7035a63-34c7-47e2-bfc3-3bf729b2d99N/pers-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico governor declares debts “not payable” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/rico-j30.html The government of Puerto Rico is looking to impose brutal austerity measures on the working class in order to secure payment to wealthy creditors. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28453af6-c000-475d-8b90-e9fb70273bfI/rico-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Supreme Court invalidates federal air pollution rules for power plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/epas-j30.html The Supreme Court struck down Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would have sharply reduced airborne toxins from oil- and coal-fueled power plants. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4e19d75-353f-4629-92c6-fd97b307306K/epas-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Budget cuts create intolerable conditions in California nursing homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/senr-j30.html The private investment firms, which have bought up many nursing home chains, are reaping high profits by reducing care to elderly patients. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/302dff4e-0efb-4f5c-82f5-91d2d914414H/senr-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z UK: Another £22 billion in “savings efficiencies” in National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/heal-j30.html The government’s claim that the second round of “efficiency savings” will be accomplished through better procurement and efficient rostering of staff is fraudulent. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6256fb88-5d7e-4f72-b5cd-47c7b6510b7J/heal-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z The case of Zaky Mallah and the witch-hunt against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/mall-j30.html After being acquitted by a jury on two trumped-up terrorism charges, Mallah was uniquely qualified to ask a question about handing the government power to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38bd3822-74cd-46d0-9737-f28b2f4ad92F/mall-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z European energy firms agree to expand Nord Stream pipeline with Gazprom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/russ-j30.html Differences within the European Union, as well as between the EU and the US, are emerging over energy policy and relations with Russia. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6077bfe6-0865-4c7d-aed2-334424301c8I/russ-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Protests continue in Armenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/arme-j30.html Demonstrators demanding a permanent reversal of electricity rate hikes remain on the streets in the capital of Armenia, a key ally of Russia in the Caucasus. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faac7bca-7742-409d-aefb-b05f92ec553M/arme-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Fire inquest told Bankstown apartment block still unsafe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/euro-j30.html The long-delayed inquest into the Euro Terraces apartment fire that killed a student and badly injured another began hearings this month. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbfaefc-6f9c-45b9-a3f6-25d783baaf7C/euro-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Malaysia’s opposition coalition breaks apart http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/mala-j30.html The collapse of the three-party pact changes the political landscape and points to growing instability. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed93040-cf10-4d72-b6ef-5ed63a50776P/mala-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Syriza’s fraudulent capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/cont-j30.html Billions of euros have been taken out of Greece by wealthy individuals and corporations in order to make a financial killing if the country goes back to the drachma. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/936e57c3-ff17-4bed-ba89-9ab5824dd01L/cont-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/flag-j30.html The rush to take down symbols of racism that the American political establishment has kept in place for decades is a defensive response to an outpouring of public horror over the Charleston killings and popular hostility to racism. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a33fc41e-857f-4eec-89a9-96c71744cedB/flag-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Three national strikes called off by UK trade unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/stri-j30.html Planned national strikes by rail workers, probation officers, and steel workers have been called off in succession by Britain’s major trade unions. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6418767c-de58-4b31-a641-b4e7e346890N/stri-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb1ba4ed-5f2b-4304-b51a-f105deca70cC/wkrs-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka SEP calls public meeting to defend victimised plantation workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/slmt-j30.html The Glenugie tea plantation workers were victimised for playing a leading role in a three-day strike in February against an arbitrary increase in workloads. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a88db4-fb85-437c-bfbe-a028ad38e1aD/slmt-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Greek collapse, global turbulence loom as Syriza imposes capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/gree-j29.html The decision followed Sunday’s announcement by the European Central Bank that it would not increase its emergency funding for Greek banks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/675010f7-0e8f-4b19-8772-0dc94081958J/gree-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Greek crisis comes to a head http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/pers-j29.html The decision of European financial authorities to terminate the bailout of Greece and limit the flow of credit to banks has brought the country to the brink of an economic and financial meltdown. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74489643-9166-46ed-aedb-27036bd69d5M/pers-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z China’s central bank cuts rates after shares plunge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/chin-j29.html The People’s Bank of China is increasingly responding to events rather than following a pre-determined strategy. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa378bfa-34b4-4dbd-80d5-f6dc78971cdF/chin-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/iran-j29.html The US is threatening to walk away from the talks unless Tehran capitulates to its demands for further sweeping concessions. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d5154ab-3552-4ca2-917a-61a7c2ec61dP/iran-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z American CEOs paid 300 times more than workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/ceop-j29.html While the average worker made the same in 2014 as they did in 2009, CEO compensation at top companies rose by 54.3 percent. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eb42180-d6b2-44c3-a050-ca4dfcb2f4dE/ceop-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Australian government intensifies political assault on the ABC http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/aabc-j29.html The campaign is aimed at intimidating ABC journalists and producers and transforming the network into a direct government mouthpiece. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5396528c-8b90-4bc2-88f3-d23bd5e5a52J/aabc-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament amid political uncertainty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/sril-j29.html Since the January 8 presidential election, Sirisena and his minority government have faced one crisis after another. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/904789c0-7a4d-4ecf-b1de-86f334fef23P/sril-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z South Africa: Commission whitewashes ANC role in Marikana massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/safr-j29.html For three months, President Jacob Zuma delayed releasing the Farlam Commission’s report into the murders of dozens of striking mineworkers in August 2012. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c641caa-9a3b-4e18-a9de-ca1ee93bb8aG/safr-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z German army expands its tank battalions targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/germ-j29.html German politicians and media leave no doubt about the target of the army’s new IFV and combat tanks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffd48779-e9ce-4bae-bd23-9716fca53f4B/germ-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z German army targets youth with war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/bund-j29.html In images from armed forces day, children clamber on tanks, sit in military helicopters and hold anti-tank weapons in their hand. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6567d671-996c-448a-ab5c-d7a3603bc16G/bund-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z US government covered up 14,000 photos documenting CIA secret prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/ciaa-j29.html The existence of a trove of photos documenting the CIA's global network of “black site” torture centers came to light over the weekend. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48bb76fc-432f-49e9-84b7-c7bb14fe26bC/ciaa-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z New York City police officers waited 20 minutes to report shooting of Akai Gurley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/akai-j29.html Officers waited 20 minutes to report the shooting of an unarmed man in one of New York City’s public housing facilities and failed to give medical assistance as he lay dying. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf66f20a-2abd-4021-9d41-0d637f49321H/akai-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Michigan cuts welfare payments for school truancy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/welf-j29.html The law is one of a raft of vindictive measures throughout the country, which blames the poor for social ills caused by poverty in order to strip them of government assistance. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07bd47d8-f877-42dd-8cbb-42cccf0a92eL/welf-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Legislative deal means further deepening of New York’s housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/rent-j29.html Democrats and Republicans agreed to a deal which leaves essentially unchanged existing rent regulations and tax breaks that favor landlords and developers. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/718a2e91-b0e8-468b-a90e-88d60445129E/rent-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z UK unions abandon strike threat at Tata Steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/tata-j29.html A spokesman for Tata Steel indicated that the company believes it has made gains at workers’ expense. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40354d50-3b0d-49c7-b7f9-aa78f3417e3H/tata-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z OECD report documents growth of financial parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/oecd-j29.html Financial parasitism is leading to the destruction of the productive forces upon which the livelihoods of the world working class depend. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b1f55f-1bdd-41ad-b5ba-ed362a795f5K/oecd-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Obama’s eulogy in Charleston, South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/obam-j29.html President Obama’s eulogy for the victims of this month’s shooting in Charleston was remarkable for its religious obscurantism and inability to seriously address any of the issues that led to the horrendous mass murder. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5faaccf0-349a-49a5-90d7-8036e28a4ecF/obam-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z The Apu Trilogy: “Art wedded to truth must, in the end, have its rewards” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/sray-j29.html Indian director Satyajit Ray’s cinematic masterwork, The Apu Trilogy has been meticulously restored by Janus Films and is currently screening in North American cinemas. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22eb7d85-fd95-4174-af0f-16b95882d28O/sray-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 29-July 5 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/twih-j29.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a471ed3-46f7-4f13-b521-834bfe92db4B/twih-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z <em>Strange Fruit</em> by Kenan Malik: A polemic against racism and identity politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/stra-j29.html The WSWS is reposting a 2010 review of <em>Strange Fruit</em>, a book by British journalist and scientist Kenan Malik, who penned a thoughtful look on the complex biological, social and historical issues involved in the notion of race and racism. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61be6b25-5e6a-4318-b254-8d42742dc9aN/stra-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Greek prime minister calls for referendum on EU austerity demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/gree-j27.html Tsipras’s proposal is a reactionary fraud, designed to lend a veneer of democratic legitimacy to the looting of Greece by the banks. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1fa14ec-2285-439f-85d3-ada97f3acb4M/gree-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in terrorist attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/terr-j27.html The attacks have raised concerns of a global offensive by Islamist terrorist groups that have emerged from US-led wars in Libya and Syria. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8cbf216-b706-4ddb-9d30-b164ccb840bF/terr-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z The US Supreme Court and marriage equality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/pers-j27.html The Supreme Court decision invalidates laws in a minority of US states that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriage and arbitrarily discriminate against homosexuals. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2288da9d-0f61-4bc0-83d5-c64101fcbcdI/pers-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Green Party candidate launches US presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/gpus-j27.html Dr. Jill Stein declared her political solidarity with Bernie Sanders and similar “left” Democratic Party presidential hopefuls like Jesse Jackson, Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7946799d-9408-4316-a0dc-245861726d5A/gpus-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Obama administration uses bilateral talks to ramp up pressure on China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/chus-j27.html The talks took place amid an escalation of Washington’s diplomatic, military and economic campaign against China. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edd00948-8038-4f31-ae8b-c1724915b2eP/chus-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader pledges loyalty to government’s assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/shor-j27.html Labor helped ram through an anti-refugee bill amid an escalating terrorist fear campaign by the government and the corporate media. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/380d77ce-0560-4ee3-a89d-afe46d67dfcM/shor-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Over 1,100 killed by heat wave in Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/paki-j27.html The victims have died because of electricity outages, water supply shortages, inadequate healthcare facilities and government indifference. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e928b881-e50a-4e89-9694-c74bfbb1304M/paki-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z EU summit strengthens brutal refugee policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/euro-j27.html Deportations are to be more effectively organized and special camps created in which asylum proceedings will be fast-tracked under the supervision of EU authorities. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/921af474-2352-4c2e-8000-0b0d686a07aK/euro-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z UK Prime Minister Cameron sets out demands for EU treaty reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/came-j27.html Cameron avoided any detailed presentation to the EU summit because he knew that this would only confirm the UK’s isolation. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d923070d-e819-4ad4-b8d9-3dc381fc25fA/came-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Thousands of jobs lost in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/jobs-j27.html Following the loss of 90,000 public-sector jobs in the last parliament, a further 100,000 jobs are set to go over the next five years. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4ca882a-1364-4202-ae50-f1479cf38e0F/jobs-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Ver.di seeks to impose sellout of German childcare workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/care-j27.html Many workers who had placed great hopes in the strike are incensed over Ver.di’s behaviour. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0df723a-b926-4f6b-98ad-2eb561b02d1C/care-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Detroit police chief says block party shooting carried out by “urban terrorists” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/dsho-j27.html Detroit authorities denounced residents for not providing information about “urban terrorists.” Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/668a0800-8ba5-4d63-b7d1-427d064a295L/dsho-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Paul Krugman’s apologia for Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/krug-j27.html Economist and <em>New York Times</em> columnist Paul Krugman has responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act by declaring the health care overhaul a “policy triumph.” Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d614dcdd-326e-4759-9035-7859742f9fdP/krug-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-lefts hail advance of US-backed Islamists in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/salt-j27.html Socialist Alternative continues its public support for the US-led regime-change operation against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0fd953c-840e-4c82-bb71-fb643ab8a57N/salt-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/labo-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f39048-a71f-4167-b5b7-c39aadc58b9P/labo-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z US, NATO powers intensify preparations for nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nuke-j26.html NATO officials revealed plans for a more aggressive nuclear strategy to counter “Russian aggression,” just days after US war planners called for a new generation of nuclear weapons. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89ec4c5-dfd9-4010-a315-9063e77fb79G/nuke-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z NATO increases support for Ukrainian regime, warns of renewed fighting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nato-j26-1.html NATO is deepening ties with Ukraine, a move that increases the danger of a war between the US and Russia: the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a190807b-c758-4b3d-a5c2-4c386b614f5O/nato-j26-1.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/obam-j26.html The majority opinion states that without the subsidies the ACA would collapse, sending the insurance market into a “death spiral.” Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dcf4025-1424-4fd8-9cf7-85715e4b709I/obam-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z OECD report points to growing dangers for world economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/oecd-j26.html Major life insurance companies in Europe may be threatened with insolvency as a result of problems caused by the global low-interest rate regime. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/645f40f3-33b6-48c9-8ccf-be494d8cd98E/oecd-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Abbott government calls for sackings at Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/abcs-j26.html The ABC is mounting a defence of free speech on its knees, having accepted the essential premise of the Abbott government’s attack. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fadbcca-1109-4ab0-8bf1-860170fb5d2G/abcs-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z New York City mayor announces plan to hire more police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nypd-j26.html Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to increase the size of the New York Police Department by 1,300 officers, at the cost of $170 million. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed06b34-43b8-49df-9a7f-a660086fddcH/nypd-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z San Bernardino, California, prepares to privatize city services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/sber-j26.html The city of San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy in July 2012, is seeking to privatize its firefighting and garbage collection services. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ea41e4c-65ea-4022-973e-a63efa20e6aO/sber-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z The issues in the US auto contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/auto-j26.html With the formal start of talks set for July 13, auto workers are being kept in the dark, fed bits and scraps of information filtered through the corporate-controlled media. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc4d5f63-3f63-4514-a61e-65e590b185cO/auto-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Spain agrees to increased US military presence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/spai-j26.html For the Pentagon, use of the Morón and Rota bases is part of the new “Scramble for Africa.” Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b34eab20-b27e-4a55-81d1-93af44bd077E/spai-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z NDP leader Mulcair makes pitch to Canadian big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/cndp-j26.html With opinion polls showing the trade union-backed NDP ahead, Mulcair is anxious to reassure big business that the NDP will faithfully serve its interests. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c54cf097-e260-40c8-b001-2737a34868fC/cndp-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z German child care strike delegates rebuff union president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/unio-j26.html The arbitration proposal brought by the ver.di leadership to end the month-long child care workers strike would amount to a freeze in real wages for 240,000 workers. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0ad95f7-ea17-4821-b783-bd9acf3f3f5D/unio-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Dortmund: Steelworkers protest against plant closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/work-j26.html Workers denounced management and demanded strike action at a workplace meeting at the Hoesch sheet steel works (HSP) earlier this month. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/238b12f8-e9bd-498d-99cd-82760483337I/work-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Political issues in the Greek debt crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/pers-j26.html Having built its entire policy around denying the possibility of socialist revolution, Syriza is proposing ever deeper attacks on the working class under the EU’s direction. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aa06400-80c6-4f45-aff8-56eb19b8d99B/pers-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z SEP public meeting assesses political turmoil in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/slmt-j26.html A successful meeting in Colombo examined the turmoil confronting President Sirisena’s government. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd517359-c312-4fc2-984f-fd5dad4847dF/slmt-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/wkrs-j26.html The <em> World Socialist Web Site </em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c93dd5c-c4f0-4e8c-bfd4-a06359f85eaL/wkrs-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z US home ownership rate hits lowest level in two decades http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/hous-j25.html Amid falling wages, rising housing costs and tight-fisted lending by banks, the “American dream” of homeownership has moved out of reach for most young households. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/480085c1-3303-4308-8dfb-637f06301c4H/hous-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Behind the political furore over the Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/pers-j25.html Prime Minister Abbott will accept nothing less than the complete refashioning of the ABC into an unabashed propaganda arm of his government. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c0fa82-100b-4b93-bde0-87648caee11P/pers-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z NATO announces expansion of military force targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/nato-j25.html The decision to expand the size of the NATO Response Force to 40,000 troops can be understood only as part of preparations for war with Russia. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d60349a8-b637-437f-81ed-b076591620aA/nato-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z EU rejects Syriza’s austerity proposals at euro group summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/gree-j25.html The EU is demanding even deeper cuts, beyond the austerity measures Syriza agreed to over the weekend after capitulating to the EU’s previous demands. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81ce45fd-6342-4e3a-bf24-58d407eb63cB/gree-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Australian government unveils bill to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/citi-j25.html The legislation could be used to terminate the fundamental political and civil rights of many people, including those opposing war. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92c8ccb9-9b89-40c9-902d-db01f24ab61A/citi-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Union shuts down last remaining oil refinery strike in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/oils-j25.html After nearly five months, the United Steelworkers wore down oil refinery workers in Galveston, Texas, completing the union’s betrayal and defeat of the 2015 strike. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eee6d11a-b974-4237-8062-f3dbd03847dO/oils-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z New York City claims reforms at Rikers amid further evidence of prisoner abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/rike-j25.html As reports of horrific conditions at the prison continue to mount, the city has agreed to a slate of minor reforms proposed by the Obama Justice Department Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb5c9d37-194c-407a-890b-0b648487f28E/rike-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, autopsy confirms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/autp-j25.html The state medical examiner’s office ruled that Gray suffered a “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine after being arrested and given a “rough ride” by Baltimore police. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1d40b3-c5d8-4c22-94f6-8d48b283cb8G/autp-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z State of California rules Uber driver is employee, not contractor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/uber-j25.html In an effort to drive down labor costs, companies are replacing regular employees with cheaper contract workers with no job security or health care. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f70d0f1f-250c-4876-96a4-0971408a86dK/uber-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z EU begins military intervention in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/eumi-j25.html The military operation will use military force against refugee boats, particularly in Libya, and involves a massive expansion of intelligence and police powers. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65427084-ec41-4be0-b159-1cd8f01156dO/eumi-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z French riot police attack striking ferry seamen and migrants in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/cala-j25.html The social eruption in Calais has also fed growing tensions between the UK and France over the refugee crisis in the city. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d57b547c-3eea-4540-8150-15e40954920G/cala-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Striking Berlin hospital workers denounce austerity, staffing cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/char-j25.html Several hundred nurses and care workers gathered at the Ministry of Health on the second day of the strike at Berlin’s Charité Hospital, Europe’s largest health facility. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c13f96-b812-44f4-a4ed-b95ea407b9cC/char-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Oppose political censorship at the University of Western Sydney! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/uwss-j25.html In violation of basic democratic rights, university officials are seeking to vet IYSSE leaflets and identify students circulating them. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a434177-34ba-4aa3-bae4-9a27f6fa483H/uwss-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z <em>Redeployment</em>: Phil Klay’s short stories about the Iraq War only go so far http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/rede-j25.html The new collection makes certain telling observations about the experiences of American Marines and others who invaded and occupied Iraq. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dc0899c-a1ab-4631-ad89-5c8097ac496B/rede-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Study finds that one in six species are in danger of extinction due to climate change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/exti-j25.html A meta-analysis of 131 earlier studies predicts that widespread species extinctions will occur at an accelerating rate unless measures are taken to reduce global warming. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe23654d-b9dc-49fa-b3d3-44972f5c45bH/exti-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/meet-j25.html The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding public meetings throughout Sri Lanka. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5d61e4e-12c9-47ee-b814-cd3668d48aaO/meet-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z US Senate vote clears path for anti-China trade bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/trad-j24.html The vote to revive the “fast-track” bill, only a week after its defeat in the House, demonstrates the decisive power of big business and the military-intelligence establishment. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59f1cb1f-e680-4fbd-8883-56f44ab5c00H/trad-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief outlines war preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/pers-j24.html The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afa1b549-e7dd-479a-8c41-3e34dfcee5bN/pers-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Syriza agrees to EU austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/gree-j24.html Further details emerged Tuesday on the Greek government’s proposal to its creditors. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf1ed54a-8a03-42aa-852f-a6e6d00e49aH/gree-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Australia: The live exchange on ABC television’s “Q&amp;A” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/mall-j24.html Monday night’s “Q&amp;A” program witnessed the deeply reactionary outlook driving the “war on terror.” Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7f27a4d-e957-41c6-9660-b9a67a516a6G/mall-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Australian government deepens attack on free speech and democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/aust-j24.html The attack on the ABC by “liberal” Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is his second such intervention against the right of free speech in two months. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6749f71f-8a65-45cc-a48d-a2700b87a38M/aust-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/isra-j24.html The UN commission recognised that the death and destruction carried out by Israel last year followed the atrocities of previous wars on Gaza and Lebanon. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc77d078-9ad9-46e4-83b7-af521306689P/isra-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z 5,000 protest in Berlin against EU refugee policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/berl-j24.html Protesters demonstrating against the EU’s brutal immigration policy were attacked in the German press for engaging in “political pornography.” Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98b95208-e530-4ee1-ba2d-d3fb2f84aabL/berl-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Taliban strikes Afghan parliament in Kabul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/afgh-j24.html Taliban fighters passed through several military checkpoints, setting off explosives and initiating an extended firefight just outside the Afghan parliament. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d30545d-0b2a-4d5f-b92b-3d704beb5ebD/afgh-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court overturns death row appeal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/supr-j24.html The Supreme Court decided it was “harmless” for Hector Ayala’s attorney to be excluded from hearings that eliminated all of the black and Hispanic jurors from the jury pool. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e75e9dff-773a-42c8-8286-52f7760e9fdO/supr-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Special prosecutor brings reduced charges against Albuquerque cops who killed James Boyd http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/boyd-j24.html The reduced charge of second degree murder gives the judge discretion to suspend the sentence if a conviction is reached. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f138678b-473a-4128-8445-886f5dda762M/boyd-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh-based health system cutting costs with early retirement offers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/upmc-j24.html University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is seeking to eliminate thousands of higher paid caregivers. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b7c100a-c963-48db-8d2d-a8b54a320feH/upmc-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Australian treasurer denies housing affordability crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/hous-j01.html Rampant speculation by banks and property developers, encouraged by government tax breaks, has produced an astronomical increase in housing prices. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3ae2fd8-8751-45c1-8f62-37eafad0a76J/hous-j01.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka’s Punguduthivu: An island devastated by war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/pung-j24.html Unbearable social conditions and de facto military rule continue after nearly three decades of war in Sri Lanka’s north. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0de2ea21-cb3d-4126-8552-aad418d4ca0E/pung-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Trotskyism and the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/palm-j24.html A recent book by historian Bryan Palmer chronicles the role of American Trotskyists in leading one of the most important strikes in US history. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20b1befd-533d-4aad-b686-442d9414ca6P/palm-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Race and class in America: The case of Rachel Dolezal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/dole-j24.html The revelation that the head of a local NAACP chapter, since forced to resign, is a white woman has driven the purveyors of identity politics into a furor. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d402bc32-1f22-4891-a03b-f2bdbfa4827B/dole-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Julie Taymor’s <em>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/amid-j24.html The film was made during a run of Taymor’s version of Shakespeare’s play at the Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn in 2013-14. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cf4be34-dcbc-4c9b-9a55-8c4438e47eaI/amid-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z The role of Ver.di and the Left Party in the Berlin health workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/stat-j24.html The precondition for a successful struggle at Berlin’s Charité is a break with Ver.di and its workplace organization. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b04e129-a48a-4d02-bde2-a63ca6858f7G/stat-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z After Syriza’s concessions, EU demands more austerity at Greek debt summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/gree-j23.html While approving Syriza’s capitulation to its demands for deep cuts in pensions and health care, the EU called for further austerity measures as a precondition for a deal on Greek debt. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e91652ec-9c06-400d-b31e-c894c1562e6D/gree-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z The social roots of racism in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/pers-j23.html The political establishment has seized upon the tragedy in Charleston to promote the conception that race is the fundamental category in American society. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c54004d-0f2e-4ebf-aab2-d5453705f34C/pers-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party government presses Syriza to deepen austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/frgr-j23.html France’s Socialist Party government is pushing Syriza to accept the austerity measures proposed by the European Union. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76fd9e9c-abe4-4a26-9b3b-64ce955d687J/frgr-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Global economic impact of violence reached $14.3 trillion in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/cost-j23.html Over 13 percent of the world's annual economic output is squandered on military spending and the destruction wrought by war and conflict. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/842541da-789f-4cf5-92ca-c4bb448e15bG/cost-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Republican candidates received donations from white supremacist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/cocc-j23.html Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine people last week in Charleston, South Carolina, cited the writings of the Council of Conservative Citizens in his online manifesto. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9159edc8-d4f7-4306-8ad0-62c3a559fddA/cocc-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Verizon presses for new concessions from US telecom workers as contract talks begin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/veri-j23.html The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are preparing to hand over more concessions on pensions and health benefits. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88fe8b67-3b75-4529-bab6-7b67c3fad45N/veri-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Far right makes major gains in Danish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/denm-j23.html The sharp shift to the right by the Social Democrats has prepared the way for the emergence of xenophobic and nationalist forces. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7d4d7cc-1bbd-4db6-b96f-afff70def55B/denm-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon goes warmongering in Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/stur-j23.html Sturgeon’s comments make clear that the SNP leadership fully supports British participation in the US-led military escalation that has brought the world closer to global war. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30485dee-3cbd-435c-9200-9c0c518f2b2B/stur-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds of thousands of Haitians face deportation from the Dominican Republic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/depo-j23.html With the passing of a deadline in the Dominican Republic for Haitians to apply for regularization of their immigration status, many thousands are now effectively stateless. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad29ee52-f7be-4883-aad3-bcb80742b1dD/depo-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader defends “modern” union deals to boost corporate profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/shor-j23.html Bill Shorten spelt out the role of the trade unions as industrial police forces over their members. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fdc8941-1aec-4087-92c8-cd1c613e1a7M/shor-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Bangladesh budget: More concessions to investors, increased austerity for poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/bang-j22.html The Awami League-led government’s attempts to create more profitable conditions for business are deepening the attacks on the living conditions of the workers and poor. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3963fa0a-2874-4ba5-84a0-55802efa6ddM/bang-j22.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z MERS outbreak exposes South Korean government’s lack of preparation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/mers-j23.html The spread of the virus has been compounded by a lack of preparation and measures for dealing with the sick. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a97dfadf-c207-4a9c-ba97-2c21706ea86G/mers-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z The arrest of Ahmed Mansour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/mans-j23.html The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit calls on workers and intellectuals to forcefully denounce the arrest of Ahmed Mansour and oppose the introduction of police-state measures. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab09f999-3fc1-495a-9fcd-b21bb7000d9D/mans-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z <em>Jurassic World</em>, summer blockbuster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/jura-j23.html Though largely formulaic, the film is not without its charms and touches on some interesting questions—albeit lightly. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/793cce55-e5dd-4e54-b275-c361e87a0d2H/jura-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/23/wkrs-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a5c9208-43e5-474b-8ba4-6c682027602B/wkrs-j23.html 2015-06-23T05:00:00Z Child suicides highlight growing social crisis in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/chin-j22.html The apparent suicide deaths of four young children in the impoverished Guizhou province underscores the desperate plight facing millions of rural poor. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cecaf845-4b5d-4e7c-b67f-69e224f67b4O/chin-j22.html 2015-06-22T06:00:00Z Germany arrests Al Jazeera journalist on warrant issued by Egyptian junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/alja-j22.html The arrest of Ahmed Mansour is a signal from Berlin that it views repressive measures by military dictatorships as politically legitimate. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00671fd-181b-4b9a-b66c-b7fee4bc7efA/alja-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z The US contemplates partitioning Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/pers-j22.html The Obama administration has signalled that it is indifferent to Iraq’s sovereignty and even its existence. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79b053e0-d9ca-492a-976f-87ecfecc9c2C/pers-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Syriza offers last-ditch concessions prior to EU summit on Greek debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/gree-j22.html Greek Prime Minister Tsipras heads to the summit under the threat of a deliberately imposed economic catastrophe and expulsion from the eurozone. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28b1804e-fb78-4b37-8ce2-2106cd67416A/gree-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z 250,000 demonstrate against austerity in London http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/demo-j22.html The mass demonstration is a reflection of widespread opposition to the Conservative government’s plans to ramp up austerity, following decades of cuts under both Tory and Labour Party governments. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db32524c-291d-4a03-a736-603f1476df5K/demo-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Participants in UK marches denounce austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/ints-j22.html The World Socialist Web Site interviewed anti-austerity demonstrators in London and Glasgow. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c37043d0-ec40-41f9-bf83-1bdc5e2c9d2G/ints-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Only socialism and class struggle can end austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/aust-j22.html The following statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) was distributed at Saturday’s demonstrations against austerity in London and Glasgow. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28333627-55a9-425a-8315-6ea6025229cP/aust-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Sanders campaign seeks to channel anger over inequality behind Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/sand-j22.html The Vermont senator offers no program for working people, but his attacks on economic inequality and the “billionaire class” have gained a hearing. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19220611-54ad-4bc0-b596-b2b4c56f76eF/sand-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Man shot dead by Massachusetts state trooper was mentally ill, suicidal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/mass-j22.html Santos Laboy’s sister condemned the killing: “They knew he was suicidal. They didn’t have to shoot him like the way they killed him, like a dog.” Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf47376e-d74c-4e76-88d7-b6a0b9c7736K/mass-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z NATO rapid reaction force exercises in Poland target Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/nato-j22.html Germany has taken the lead in the latest in a series of military training exercises in Eastern Europe aimed at escalating the war threat against Moscow. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ab050b5-9282-4e3e-8fb0-4028baab341D/nato-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Ukrainians testify to a life of poverty and violence under US-backed government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/uwor-j22.html The WSWS recently spoke with Ukrainian workers and students on the current state of social and economic conditions under the right-wing regime of Petro Poroshenko. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b52a544-79df-47f2-86a7-9bdc52d4a2fB/uwor-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Nurses strike at Berlin Charité clinic in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/stri-j22.html Nurses and other caregivers at the largest university hospital in Europe are walking out against understaffing and the sacrifice of patient care for profit. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73042208-8b33-4928-bbc1-99fea212d99M/stri-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Renewed Saudi-led bombardment kills, wounds dozens of Yemeni civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/yeme-j22.html Saudi and Gulf forces pounded targets across Yemen over the weekend after negotiations between Saudi and Houthi leaders ended without any deal on Friday. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b5d4065-b7b2-4010-937d-98ce4018474A/yeme-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister launches new attack on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/abbo-j22.html Abbott’s claim to interpret the will of the nation, as he advocated doing away with legal rights, contained more than a whiff of Nazi ideology. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4fd05cd-3812-4f48-9d15-aca88bf16aaM/abbo-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Eritrea faces societal collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/erit-j22.html Eritreans are the victims of brutal wars stoked by US imperialism and its European allies to control the region’s energy resources. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8e69721-0838-4df7-af41-4703016d9b1O/erit-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z Australia: Political cover-up over Sydney siege continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/moni-j22.html The coronial inquest fails to examine the siege gunman’s relations with Australian intelligence agencies. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c739998-5c96-4e90-a7a8-7864cfc6514L/moni-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 22-28 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/twih-j22.html 25 years ago: US space program hit by twin debacles25 years ago: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca9624fd-8f56-49b4-86da-8ce0bb29319P/twih-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z What we learned about Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/merc-j22.html Over the course of its lifetime, Messenger has sent back more than 275,000 images of the planet Mercury. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ec40e37-fbc5-494a-ab62-26f6e9548e1J/merc-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z White House steps up assault on pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/pens-j20.html The White House said Wednesday that it will grant long-time Washington fixer Kenneth Feinberg the power to unilaterally slash the benefits of retirees in multiemployer pension funds. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6725e836-bdcb-4014-986e-2d2cd58d9efG/pens-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z American militarism and the Charleston killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/pers-j20.html The wave of mass shootings in the United States can be understood only in the context of the unending violence perpetrated by the US government around the world. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a6e709f-63dc-48e2-9c40-b0ae4bc92d2K/pers-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z European Central Bank extends credit on fears of Greek bank collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/gree-j20.html The brinksmanship of the EU and ECB threatens not only the decimation of the Greek economy, but a potential domino effect that could impact on the entire European economy. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0eb92192-d8f5-40d5-a2b8-05d8b7fdd7cI/gree-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Belgian and French authorities move to seize Russian assets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/russ-j20.html Implementing a ruling handed down by the Hague, law enforcement officials are working to seize billions of dollars of Russian assets in Europe and around the world. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56667828-4fdc-4ad4-95ee-2df8ad9356fP/russ-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z War dangers in South China Sea continue to rise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/scst-j20.html Military deployments are taking place in Asia that would be viewed in China as preparations for a potential provocation. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7e8697c-ff38-478f-bb90-2f022d5b598N/scst-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Japanese protests denounce new military legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/japa-j20.html Thousands gathered over the weekend to oppose bills to expand the role of the armed forces and its capacity to wage war. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/889e6a61-1d38-4da9-8570-8a4893b3d97E/japa-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Worldwide displaced population reaches record 59.5 million in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/disp-j20.html The annual UNHCR report documents the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons globally and traces some of the conflicts that have created this humanitarian disaster. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edb8f87d-487c-4025-ace6-808e31a6a2cG/disp-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z German Left Party on course to join the government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/left-j20.html The naming of Wagenknecht and Bartsch to the leadership of the Left Party fraction in parliament is another step towards participation in a federal coalition government. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/708ebac7-988d-493b-800a-ba016d7af75H/left-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Polish government plagued by spying scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/pola-j20.html Only a few months before parliamentary elections this autumn, new revelations about a spying scandal have plunged the conservative Civic Platform into crisis. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b893f6b-c752-4f2a-9ddf-c5a92e83d86H/pola-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Canada: Alleged ISIS supporter released on bail after lengthy, illegal detention without charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/driv-j20.html Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Driver was quietly released on bail late last week by a Manitoba court, after being detained since his arrest by police on June 4. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b35638c2-716f-4e42-b570-09aeac6a12cI/driv-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Canada’s media attacks Truth and Reconciliation report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/ctrc-j20.html Right-wing and liberal commentators alike have accused the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of rhetorical overkill and impugning Canada’s “good name.” Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcc2a576-22a1-4491-ad45-f478dfcc224O/ctrc-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Layoffs continue amidst economic stagnation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/econ-j20.html US layoffs were up 13 percent in the first five months of 2015 compared to the prior year. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a8a4511-d76d-4443-8a57-f3ac753b591N/econ-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Why the German media refuses to report Humboldt University students’ defense of Münkler-Watch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/humb-j20.html Not a single article has appeared in the German press noting the IYSSE resolution passed June 11 by the student parliament of Humboldt University. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cd2382b-a520-49cf-b04a-680eafd0abaF/humb-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z <em>La loi du marché</em> (<em>The Measure of a Man</em>): An attempt at a drama of the French working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/loid-j20.html Fifty-one-year-old Thierry, who has lost his job in a factory closure, urgently tries to find work since his unemployment benefit will soon run out. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c260442-fee8-42c0-aa1c-304a9293405M/loid-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/20/labo-j20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/959d0338-cab3-4b4d-bec7-58e25f7220dP/labo-j20.html 2015-06-20T05:00:00Z Amnesty International: US police laws violate human rights standards http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/poli-j19.html The international human rights organization Amnesty International said Thursday that laws in all 50 states governing use of force by the police violate international agreements. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aefe745b-81a1-494f-adb6-9d070533d34J/poli-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z The mass killing in Charleston, South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/pers-j19.html The impact of endless war and militarism on backward layers of the population in the US is a central driving force behind horrific episodes like the Charleston bloodbath. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63ad0030-db44-4ead-a13a-e1c218ec7f2B/pers-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Michigan prosecutor finds no wrongdoing in the police killing of unarmed teen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/mich-j19.html Prosecutors announced Tuesday that Eaton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Frost was justified in tasering and shooting to death 17-year-old Deven Guilford at a traffic stop, when the youth refused to show the officer his photo ID. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cf74960-d334-4be9-afa2-51f8d933824M/mich-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z European Union extends economic sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/euru-j19.html The sanctions are part of a broad drive by the NATO powers to isolate Russia, threatening it with bankruptcy and war, in order to reduce it to a semi-colonial status. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12d14164-7b18-4169-8f98-749c6fccf23N/euru-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Eurogroup issues ultimatum to Greek government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/grie-j19.html European finance ministers demanded that the Greek government either accept cutbacks in full, on pain of being forced to exit the euro. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f721747-598a-4213-b8e3-ba5ec477bf5J/grie-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z US secretary of defense threatens breakup of Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/iraq-j19.html Washington increasingly seeks to rule Iraq through a network of tribal-based sectarian proxy forces, reinforced by thousands of US “advisers.” Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc9b06b6-6b57-4d3c-b79f-3e92f2f8859H/iraq-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Texas carries out ninth execution of 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/exec-j19.html Gregory Russeau was the ninth Texas inmate to be sent to death, making the state the most active executioner in the US so far this year. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9377bb6d-8572-4c5c-a92f-bef5d711f8fI/exec-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z County official wants Detroit area put into financial emergency status http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/wayn-j19.html Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has asked Michigan officials to declare a financial state of emergency to escalate attacks on public workers and services. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4cfdfcc-ffbc-4688-8c96-3cfd45b9b4bF/wayn-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Delay on TPP prompts warnings to US from Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/ttpa-j19.html The US has received a blunt warning about shifting relations in Asia from Singapore’s foreign minister. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60645599-c8f8-4a9f-aa83-3d46e2046e0P/ttpa-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z UK: Labour saves Conservative government from defeat on EU referendum bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/brit-j19.html The Labour Party demonstrated its readiness to form an alliance with the Cameron government over British European Union membership. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1e3980e-2aee-4f76-94a3-411621f476dH/brit-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z New Zealand government complicit in Australia’s persecution of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/asyl-j19.html Prime Minister Key defended Australian officials for intercepting 65 asylum seekers bound for New Zealand and sending them on a life-threatening voyage back to Indonesia. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8decb0b7-67be-4b2b-9865-618a59c828cD/asyl-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Québec Solidaire renews offer to work with Péladeau-led PQ http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/qspe-j19.html Following the PQ’s election of the right-wing media mogul Péladeau as its leader, Québec Solidaire feigned astonishment—as it does whenever the PQ shows its true class character. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80cb1cbf-9352-4bf9-b472-7239348259bB/qspe-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z <em>Entourage</em> and <em>Spy</em>: Celebrity, wealth and the CIA—Hollywood’s idea of summer fun http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/ento-j19.html Two new, not-so-comic comedies: one preoccupied with the life of Hollywood celebrities and the other, with the intelligence apparatus. What fun. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b2ff556-31b7-4ff9-9034-234bd1b4250P/ento-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/19/wkrs-j19.html The <em> World Socialist Web Site </em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05dbd68f-81f8-4b2e-a08d-3a226a3cd24C/wkrs-j19.html 2015-06-19T05:00:00Z Mass killing at African American church in Charleston, South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/scar-j18.html The horrific mass killing took place Wednesday evening. A young white man allegedly opened fire during a prayer meeting, killing six women and three men. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28e30bac-ba50-4d6f-baa2-401fbc3c99aO/scar-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Wall Street’s legal offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/pers-j18.html A series of recent court rulings highlight the drive of the American financial aristocracy to assert the untrammeled domination of private capital over the public interest. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f271b4ce-ae79-407c-bbab-83fc76b16fbP/pers-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Greek central bank warns of “uncontrollable crisis” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/gree-j18.html Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his government would not table any new proposals at today’s Eurogroup meeting. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9cbed4-1d57-4c6c-b5ee-502c1a53722J/gree-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Millionaires projected to own 46 percent of global private wealth by 2019 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/econ-j18.html According to a new report, the vast majority of new wealth for the rich has come from the increase in the value of pre-existing assets. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c65157b4-e512-497a-b80e-69da207b13fH/econ-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z EU dispute over refugees intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/refu-j18.html European governments are at loggerheads on accepting refugees, but all agree on measures to deter and repatriate them. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/912a2dc7-e5fc-4691-acc9-63b4f422e88J/refu-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Israel exonerates its armed forces of war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/isra-j18-j18.html The report comes days before the UN’s Human Rights Council is due to publish the findings of its inquiry into Israeli war crimes in Gaza. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/660b71d2-ede6-4a1f-9c9f-7a813ada4edC/isra-j18-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z US deported 260,000 for drug offenses over five-year period http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/immi-j18.html Even legal immigrants spend months or years in prison without bail awaiting deportation for minor drug offenses, according to a report issued this week by Human Rights Watch. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c566d4e-1095-4ab3-8561-f2d04be9601L/immi-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z US stocks, bonds rally as Fed pledges to keep rates low http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/bank-j18.html Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen repeatedly stressed that the rate increases, once begun, would be small and incremental. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ee4a309-953c-4f34-9419-1b505a225d7M/bank-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Jeb Bush launches campaign for Republican presidential nomination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/bush-j18.html The official two-party system has shifted so far to the right that Bush is regarded as too moderate by much of the Republican Party base. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00427ed4-6f6f-4833-a7b9-6e699dcc31aO/bush-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z CIA authorized experimentation on human beings, document shows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/ciaa-j18.html Previously secret CIA internal regulations show that the agency has assumed sweeping powers to engage in illegal human experimentation and covert espionage against the US population. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/266a037e-4499-4804-a3f9-5f289548599F/ciaa-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Grand jury witnesses told not to mention police “chokehold” in Eric Garner case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/garn-j18.html Newly released details provide further evidence that the grand jury proceeding that exonerated Garner’s killer was rigged. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18490708-d9a0-45d8-90cd-d4edb6a305bO/garn-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Detroit’s “water affordability” plan guarantees profits to wealthy bondholders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/wate-j18.html At least 1,000 households have been shut off as of May 26, with at least 25,000 residences—or one in three households in the city—targeted for possible shutoff this summer. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6ccc80c-1ef2-4308-a19d-326b8751ebbA/wate-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Manitoba’s NDP presides over child care crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/mndp-j18.html Due to budget cuts and privatization, children in the care of Manitoba’s youth protection agency are largely unsupervised and provided little physical, educational or emotional support. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa05343b-f5d2-453e-93c4-2017d4ff363N/mndp-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Three quarters of a million private tenants in England living in rundown homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/hous-j17-j18.html There are 120,000 households in England considered to be living in an unsafe privately rented home. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/519a1bf6-aa44-466f-8f98-d6d9ede6901I/hous-j17-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z German secret service involved in NSU far-right terrorist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/nsug-j18.html Evidence linking the state with murders committed by far-right terrorists continues to mount. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03597a1c-d0d7-42eb-b938-efef373009fL/nsug-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z US drive to war dominates Philippine presidential election discussions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/phil-j18.html The stakes in the 2016 presidential election are qualitatively higher than in previous contests, with the paramount question being war with China. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c87c0335-db81-4bdb-97db-576c2618e07B/phil-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Australian Greens back Abbott government’s deep pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/budg-j18.html The Greens sent a clear message of their readiness to play a central role in imposing austerity measures on the working class. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dc31204-9265-45cd-96a6-54c6a6a638fI/budg-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman dead at 85 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/cole-j18.html Saxophonist Ornette Coleman helped to define the free jazz movement during an often controversial career spanning half a century. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c98513c7-029e-4ca1-b027-5a9e8aadc2fH/cole-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Top GM and Fiat Chrysler negotiators depart on eve of UAW contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/18/auto-j18.html US automakers are reaffirming their determination to hold down labor costs. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/089447c2-841c-4f0e-a60f-b56c66e75b2F/auto-j18.html 2015-06-18T05:00:00Z Obama, Republicans join forces to salvage trade bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/trad-j17.html The campaign of the White House and congressional Republicans in support of the TPP shatters the conventional picture of official Washington, supposedly divided into intransigent partisan camps. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08a7d81b-c940-4f17-a608-a8372a31743N/trad-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z The callous and criminal treatment of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/pers-j17.html The brutal measures used against refugees are a warning to workers of the anti-democratic methods being prepared against the working class as a whole. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc509de5-c8ff-4f65-9fa5-2947ff31591J/pers-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z EU threatens to push Greece into bankruptcy after collapse of debt talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/gree-j17.html Even as he denounced the EU, Greek Prime Minister Tsipras signaled that he is still seeking a deal on the basis of imposing more austerity on the Greek population. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e05d9d96-6f16-4143-86ec-38a29e5126aC/gree-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Russia threatens response to US military buildup in Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/russ-j17.html Russia’s response makes clear that US plans to deploy troops and military equipment throughout Eastern Europe has increased the danger of war between nuclear-armed powers. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/878d0ee7-5524-4f04-8adf-2c5df9e0374J/russ-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z US House approves measure blocking training of neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/hous-j17.html The passage of the amendment to the House’s Pentagon budget bill restricting support for the Azov Battalion is a further confirmation of the leading role played by fascist forces in Ukraine. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76c85147-a5d8-4bb6-b31a-ede881f151bO/hous-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z US drone strike in Yemen kills AQAP leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/yeme-j17.html The second US targeted assassination in as many days has brought AQAP under the control of a new leader with reported ties to the US-backed Saleh dictatorship. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/214493ed-d457-4795-a261-07431064d36D/yeme-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Egyptian court confirms death sentence for former President Mursi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/murs-j17.html The death sentence for the Muslim Brotherhood leader is the latest judicial travesty organized by a military regime that is a key ally of the US and European imperialist powers. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4770939-7329-42b1-abf4-7c9b315c255K/murs-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Financial markets jittery on eve of Fed statement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/bank-j17.html There are fears that a rise in US interest rates will have major global repercussions, especially through the flight of capital from emerging markets. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e34ce97-338d-47a8-97f0-f6c36602c1fD/bank-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Berkeley, California balcony collapse kills six http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/berk-j17.html Several observers have pointed to signs of dry rot in the wooden support beams exposed by the collapse, possibly due to inadequate waterproofing. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b38918e-24ce-4125-8fba-5ca3054c7e6O/berk-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z French neo-fascists committed street crimes to stoke insecurity and fear http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/frna-j17.html National Front members confessed to torching cars and falsely reporting crimes in order to fuel their party’s law and order campaign. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f121a4a5-fb5a-4efb-8304-f9412169799B/frna-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Danish parties shift further right in election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/denm-j17.html The scapegoating of immigrants is aimed at diverting attention away from the parties’ defence of the interests of Denmark’s financial elite at the expense of the working class. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb60c45d-9729-429c-85ce-2a489b777feO/denm-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader under fire over “sweetheart” deals with employers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/shor-j17.html The posturing of both the prime minister and opposition leader as defenders of low-paid workers reeks of hypocrisy. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75bdc123-4a18-4565-b139-98583b46e42J/shor-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Australian cleaners denied penalty rates by trade union for more than a decade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/ints-j17.html Cleanevent workers speak to the WSWS about their poor pay and conditions, and the role of the Australian Workers Union. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/985c12bb-8f6f-495f-9b86-29d1e0a915cB/ints-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z The New York Times, Scott Walker and the unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/walk-j17.html The cover story of Sunday’s <em>New York Times Magazine</em> promotes the myth that the unions waged a determined struggle against Wisconsin Governor, and likely Republican presidential candidate, Scott Walker. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37a18606-58a6-4b51-822e-5bb13cd0720G/walk-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Noah Baumbach’s <em>While We’re Young</em>: No need to fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/17/whil-j17.html Riddled with generational stereotypes, <em>While We’re Young</em> pleads the case against intellectual honesty in favor of “personal fulfillment.” Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94a065d1-11a3-4ed1-a57f-4158259a139M/whil-j17.html 2015-06-17T05:00:00Z Global refugee crisis worst since World War II http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/refu-j16.html An Amnesty International report released Monday provides a sense of the disaster produced by global capitalism and the operations of imperialism throughout the world. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b422d83-16fd-40c5-8652-8daf94dcfa4I/refu-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z The way forward for the working class in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/pers-j16.html Workers across Europe and internationally must oppose the assault on the Greek working class by the European Union and its political defenders. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a9feb79-6c1e-41fe-a29c-8a9b2c5afc7J/pers-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Global stock markets fall on fears of Greece debt default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/gree-j16.html Stock markets in Athens and internationally fell sharply Monday after the collapse this weekend of talks on Greece’s debt crisis. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00a8214-5017-4ccf-93fe-53bdb2e8a03M/gree-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z US war planes bomb alleged militants in Libya, killing dozens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/liby-j16.html The bombing is the latest in a series of illegal targeted assassinations and kidnappings carried out by US forces in Libya. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c887b0a0-85d8-44b6-a8c0-00fe43a5332D/liby-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z UK government, Murdoch press smear of Edward Snowden unravels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/snow-j16.html Smearing Snowden is aimed at creating a climate of fear to justify state surveillance and repression. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/535bc7d8-a17c-4737-93c5-e3fd3511a90E/snow-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds arbitrary executive power in immigration visa case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/supr-j16.html The Supreme Court endorsed the Obama administration’s assertion of the arbitrary power to deny immigration visas based on vague invocations of the so-called “war on terror.” Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58c8a5db-336e-4c96-a78a-acb08149bb0G/supr-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Contract covering 16,500 General Electric workers to expire June 21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/geco-j16.html Negotiations between General Electric and an umbrella group of unions began this month in New York. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74094e62-e785-4f47-b09a-01add693c42E/geco-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Australia: Former Rudd and Gillard Labor governments also accused of paying “people smugglers” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/refu-j16-1.html What has risen to the surface is just one aspect of the ruthless and criminal policy of “border protection.” Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb4452b1-1c31-4e60-8070-8e2fed89009A/refu-j16-1.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Wages fall and poverty rises in Russia as government axes services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/russ-j16.html As the Russian state imposes austerity policies and the country slips into recession, indices mount of growing hardship facing the population. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2bcaacd-3b73-4ca1-8613-fa124028790M/russ-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z German trade union prepares sellout of childcare workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/verd-j16.html The nationwide strike by workers in social and childcare services was halted at the end of May and was sent to arbitration last Wednesday. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fce44c79-f645-444d-9ba7-3357af83c4cK/verd-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Indian military raid in Myanmar escalates regional tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/indm-16-06-j16.html India’s pro-US, Hindu chauvinist government was quick to tout the cross-border raid against anti-Indian separatists in Myanmar as a warning to Pakistan. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d040f42-022e-4459-ac43-1ddcaa9a204N/indm-16-06-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Peru’s mining protests suspended amid evidence of leadership’s corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/peru-j16.html The most prominent leader of the protests had apparently demanded money in return for calling off the mass struggle against the Tia Maria mine project. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/095e315f-dd90-4ed4-b996-e4415dd819eG/peru-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z SEP (Australia) campaigns against attempted censorship by Bankstown Council officers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/bank-j16.html Workers and young people in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown back the Socialist Equality Party’s right to campaign against the mounting dangers of war. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1931464c-fc68-4c71-901e-26301e9f6acG/bank-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/16/wkrs-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02b8e63b-4893-4fe5-a494-8624523e2f6E/wkrs-j16.html 2015-06-16T05:00:00Z US to station troops, heavy weaponry on Russia’s border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/ukra-j15.html The pre-positioning of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored howitzers and other instruments of violence will bring the region to the brink of war. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04eb66f7-e3e9-4bad-afcf-537bcee66c8O/ukra-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton launches her presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/pers-j15.html Speaking before an audience of Democratic Party hacks and union officials, Clinton combined empty demagogy with contempt for the intelligence of the population. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bebe841-14da-4167-8eee-727a23e5509K/pers-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z US police instructors go to Ukraine to train Kiev regime’s security forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/ukrp-j15.html The State. Department revealed a program in which American police instructors trained their Ukrainian counterparts to build a new, 2,000-member patrol unit in Kiev. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a681557c-35c3-4cd9-86af-42ead36f4e3J/ukrp-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Crisis talks in Brussels collapse as EU threatens to bankrupt Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/gree-j15.html An EU decision to tip Greece into default threatens to savage not only the Greek economy, but to undermine the euro currency and the structure of the EU itself. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b04a49aa-01b8-412d-b389-3418581c3eaN/gree-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Australian government tacitly admits payments to “people smugglers” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/abbo-j15.html Indonesian police are investigating the allegations, which legal experts believe could be violations of Australian, Indonesian and international law. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/651f5aa5-7df0-49b6-a303-d5e5f415fb8I/abbo-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z No witnesses heard cops warn 12-year-old Tamir Rice before killing him http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/rice-j15.html A Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department investigation has revealed new details relating to the police murder of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio last year. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bc02220-4ecc-4386-8560-4a030fbd91bN/rice-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z US appeals court blocks release of last Louisiana “Angola 3” prisoner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/ango-j15.html Albert Woodfox has spent the vast majority of the last 43 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fc978f6-d9ca-4fab-b833-0fd5017f4d5M/ango-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Florida death row inmate commits suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/flor-j15.html Gregory Larkin, who was sentenced to execution despite being mentally ill, was found dead in his cell last month. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2f9773e-f6ee-4dcb-9dd8-d48461575f8H/flor-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Trial collapses after threatened exposure of UK backing of Syrian terror groups http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/tria-j15.html Defendant Bherlan Gildo was essentially kidnapped by the British state and charged with crimes for which it was in fact culpable. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3612a1b-c37c-4691-930f-cbad4214bf8N/tria-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Philippines: Maoist union leads Tanduay contract workers toward defeat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/phil-j15.html More than 200 contractual workers at the Tanduay Distillery plant are waging a desperate struggle to regain their jobs after being sacked for seeking to regularise their employment. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08949c38-83e1-4e1d-b923-12633a8775aN/phil-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Unions at Tata Steel in UK move to ignore strike vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/tata-j15.html The first thing the unions announced after the strike vote was a caveat that any scheduled action would be called off should Tata return for more negotiations. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d77a056-b4dc-4f8e-b00a-6766249fcbbF/tata-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z The role of the trade unions in the German childcare workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/role-j15.html The German Confederation of Trade Unions organized rallies of social and childcare workers in four cities and invited representatives of the government to speak. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b18a3007-15d1-48ce-9dce-09b0d260205N/role-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z A further comment on Paulson’s gift to Harvard: Public education and American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/paul-j15.html The privatization of education is profoundly antidemocratic and alien to the basic principles and conceptions that animated the American Revolution and founding of the republic. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22d5bf2b-3dfc-40e8-9075-04e9438f91cP/paul-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z The Magna Carta and democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/citi-j15.html Today, 800 years after the Magna Carta, the international working class confronts an historic assault on its fundamental democratic rights. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cb4fe8d-40cf-4d0b-9f46-f6e300232d6E/citi-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z <em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em>: A “feminist” demolition derby http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/madm-j15.html The fourth film in the post-apocalyptic <em>Mad Max</em> franchise, <em>Fury Road</em> is a brutal and depressing experience, despite the positive comments from various critics. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b199812b-8f3b-437b-a223-887e0d91008J/madm-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Reinstate victimised Deeside plantation workers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/esta-j15.html What took place at the Deeside division is a rehearsal for broader attacks by government and the corporate elite on all sections of the working class. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7332e2fd-723a-4070-aeed-5f4c6a8c397B/esta-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 15-21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/15/twih-j15.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e57451a-3006-405a-b636-e45551259d2G/twih-j15.html 2015-06-15T05:00:00Z Towns in Upstate New York placed under lockdown in manhunt for escaped prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/manh-j13.html Residents were told to stay indoors and businesses were closed as hundreds of law enforcement officials clad in military-style gear flooded the area. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/340ebea0-47e5-4698-a4f3-10b0f6d8f04F/manh-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Pentagon seeks network of new US military bases in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/iraq-j13.html The new US bases will be manned by hundreds of newly deployed US troops, over and above the 450 additional US soldiers approved by the White House earlier this week. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/606f00ba-513e-490c-9910-6b688b298ecO/iraq-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z The dictatorship of finance capital: Greece and Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/pers-j13.html Behind the apparent contradiction in the treatment of Greece and Ukraine stand the reactionary class interests of finance capital in the leading imperialist powers. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4348ec42-84ae-4837-96a7-44cfa3ed682P/pers-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Australia: Tony Abbott’s government accused of paying “people smugglers” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/abbo-j13.html The issue of stopping “people smugglers” is at the very core of Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott’s prime ministership. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/915aee7e-6909-42ec-812f-24f696e2de9L/abbo-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z House vote deals setback to Obama trade bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/trad-j13.html Sections of both the Democratic and Republican parties combined to block passage of a Trade Promotion Authority bill. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa179946-ff53-4948-885d-31bbc4a13e6A/trad-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z IMF and ECB walk out of Greek debt talks with Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/gree-j13.html The talks centre on new austerity measures to be carried out by Syriza. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c14ebe-037c-4670-a5c4-37033120cd0N/gree-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Canada: Alleged ISIS supporter detained without charge for over a week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/dete-j13.html The RCMP have provided Aaron Driver with no legal justification for his detention without charge well beyond the 48-hour limit stipulated by Canadian law. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e606c79a-4978-4166-9731-6d08ebd744aC/dete-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Los Angeles Police Commission cites minor protocol breaches in killing of Ezell Ford http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/poli-j13.html The commission found that one of the officers involved in the shooting used inappropriate tactics in approaching Ford, but otherwise whitewashed the police killing. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3efb927e-b729-464b-8a08-e3cbe3e6b0bF/poli-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Students and parents oppose closure of last high school in Highland Park, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/high-j13.html The impoverished Detroit enclave’s emergency manager declared that keeping the school was no longer “financially feasible.” Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f13c7722-4520-4d41-ae7d-681befcc655M/high-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z China’s former security chief sentenced to life in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/chin-j13.html Zhou Yongkang has been imprisoned for corruption and abuse of power, removing one of President Xi Jinping’s most powerful opponents. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/848f5068-9fc8-400c-bed1-3767858a32cD/chin-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left seek formation of Scottish Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/scot-j13.html The new formation is seeking advice from Syriza on how to access the corridors of power and consolidate positions within the capitalist state. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44d17926-5f94-414d-931d-05244c57ec5H/scot-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z New Zealand toddler’s death linked to run-down public housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/emma-j13.html The fate of two-year-old Emma-Lita Bourne in South Auckland highlights the appalling conditions faced by tens of thousands of families in public housing. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3688668-ff86-4b10-a4e6-f402f585282I/emma-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Canada’s aboriginal Truth and Reconciliation Report—the class issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/ctrc-j13.html The report issued by the Truth Commission on Indian residential schools documents a horrific crime perpetrated by Canadian capitalism—a crime whose impacts reverberate to this day. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2006cd25-6d49-4fd7-bb05-e6a16557a47B/ctrc-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Humboldt University student parliament defends freedom of speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/reso-j13.html The student parliament voted to oppose efforts to intimidate students who criticize right-wing and militarist positions of professors. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7676ac22-b506-4472-831c-5f4c518109bB/reso-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z IYSSE delegate addresses Humboldt University student parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/humb-j13.html Presented here is the speech by Sven Wurm of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the June 11 meeting of the student parliament. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0911ac1-046e-48e8-9c2b-688b343b5d1D/humb-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Students in Frankfurt, Germany support fight against war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/fran-j13.html The conflict over freedom of expression at Humboldt University in Berlin is being followed with great interest at other universities. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa2724d7-0c84-4590-b876-f21ce0f75dfA/fran-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Orson Welles symposium at University of Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/well-j13.html The University of Michigan’s library is the home of the largest assortment of Orson Welles archival papers and documents in the world. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07231520-3424-4268-9f53-10ce40e944dB/well-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z WSWS responds to Joma Sison and the Philippine Maoists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/phil-j13.html The CPP is bent on mobilizing its social base behind the US drive to war against China in the name of national sovereignty. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7134cba-4c1e-4e8c-99e3-630727cdfa7B/phil-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Citizenship and the assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/citi-j13.html The world’s governments are moving to overturn the most fundamental political right, that of citizenship. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6130d1e6-8612-4af7-8dde-7567b30602cB/citi-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/13/labo-j13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e153f23-0cfe-4452-8530-fb57a8ea547D/labo-j13.html 2015-06-13T05:00:00Z Police killed over 500 people in the US this year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/poli-j12.html American cops have killed more than three people a day over the past six months. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a648ee2-d4e9-4bf8-8033-c06263c6a0fK/poli-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z US Army simulates gun battles, sets off explosives in Flint, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/mili-j12.html The military drills come as US special operations forces prepare to conduct “Realistic Military Training” in American cities, towns and rural areas throughout the South and West. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/532294e0-6374-4f59-92cd-36718965a7dG/mili-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Surveillance video of FBI shooting in Boston leaves unanswered questions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/bost-j12.html A video showing the killing of Usaama Rahim by members of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force does nothing to substantiate the official account of the incident. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/060d54f3-9df0-4b1f-aed9-ac5527df80eH/bost-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Canada expelling tens of thousands of migrant workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/tfwc-j12.html The Conservative government’s reactionary crackdown on migrant workers has been abetted by the unions’ and NDP’s chauvinist “Canadian jobs for Canadians” campaign. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6476aa30-1a90-472e-94e8-cd0d42a144cP/tfwc-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z US appeals court upholds sweeping Texas abortion restrictions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/abor-j12.html The Texas bill is among a host of laws in US states seeking to limit the constitutional right of women to an abortion as ruled by the US Supreme Court in 1973. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3df29a01-c30e-40aa-9098-9dc87e51abfL/abor-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z German army receives €8 billion for new missile system and warship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/germ-j12.html The German army is to be equipped with the MEADS tactical air defense system and the multi-role combat ship 180 by the year 2025. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35cfda6e-aa06-4803-9698-b954b372622M/germ-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Indian prime minister visits Bangladesh to strengthen ties against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/indi-j12.html Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart declared that bilateral relations had entered a new phase. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/179b2522-4ee1-4e7a-a99c-b9dde0dc36fH/indi-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Austrian Social Democrats form coalition with far-right party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/soci-j12.html Less than a week after elections in the Austrian state of Burgenland, the Social Democrats concluded a coalition agreement with the far-right Freedom Party. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e00c9625-ba3a-4f65-acbf-c4fc3b36a0dO/soci-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Growing signs of China’s economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/chin-j12.html Even as the manufacturing industry continues to stagnate, speculation in shares is soaring. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/667d2297-f742-4b05-b2ec-e0634ac87ccG/chin-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Gloomy outlook on Australian economy from central banker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/aust-j12.html Ongoing global stagnation is increasingly impacting on the Australian economy. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bebd9575-706b-4802-b671-3324e802356A/aust-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z “Human rights” imperialism in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/pers-j12.html The right-wing government of Ukraine, installed in a coup spearheaded by neo-fascists, is now being proclaimed the front line of the “free world.” Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca81472-878c-4951-8dd3-1cc7537bd45J/pers-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Students at Humboldt University pass resolution defending free speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/humb-j12.html The student parliament at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany adopted a resolution yesterday denouncing attacks against students' fundamental right to criticize professors. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04e9f677-b894-4116-a46f-b9ff588d691A/humb-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z A new film version of <em>Far from the Madding Crowd</em>; Brian Wilson’s story in <em>Love &amp; Mercy</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/farf-j12.html Set in rural England in the 1870s, <em>Far from the Madding Crowd</em> is the story of a free-spirited young woman who attracts three suitors of diverse social and psychological make-up. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b61e80cb-0cfe-44dd-a4f8-0cf59be2c59K/farf-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Deutsche Post workers continue strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/deut-j12.html Postal workers in Germany have been on strike for more than 30 days to oppose a 20 percent pay cut. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5782c5b4-6048-432c-ad09-ac01c99df46E/deut-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/12/euro-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1181a0bc-a80e-4364-a009-7fa1fa7cc30F/euro-j12.html 2015-06-12T05:00:00Z Poll finds mass opposition in Europe to war drive vs. Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/euro-j11.html The US and NATO are pressing a confrontation with Russia that threatens to provoke a war in the face of broad opposition within the European population. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b342d90-572f-4b61-917c-d0f9920691eP/euro-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z One year since the fall of Mosul: More US troops headed to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/pers-j11.html The catastrophe of its own making is drawing US imperialism into an escalating military intervention in the Middle East. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1a92854-dc39-4c62-a6df-9f0aadad9b4I/pers-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z China hits back at G7 over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/chin-j11.html The Obama administration has inflamed tensions as a means of driving a wedge between China and its South East Asian nations. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2288a54c-b904-430d-8e76-04000e93194A/chin-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Australian strategists debate support for Washington’s provocations against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/auch-j11.html The escalating danger of war has sparked a series of conflicting opinion pieces in the Australian media. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40a903a1-9951-4e73-aed5-dc9551396eeN/auch-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z No growth boost from developing economies says World Bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/bank-j11-1.html The bank has cut its forecast for global growth from its prediction six months ago. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/125a25a4-919d-4674-82de-2f7be653db6J/bank-j11-1.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Banking giant HSBC announces mass job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/hsbc-j11.html Tellingly, HSBC said its plans to cut almost 10 percent of its workforce (25,000 jobs) as part of a major global restructuring were part of a “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bba229d9-6512-41e8-af99-9de3e543368I/hsbc-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z New York City plans public housing privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/nych-j11.html Democratic Party Mayor Bill de Blasio is using the New York City Housing Authority’s financial crisis to turn large sections of public housing property over to private developers. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/671be687-e867-4797-b013-c9664635c6dF/nych-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Inkster, Michigan residents to foot the bill for police beating settlement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/inks-j11.html Residents of the impoverished Detroit suburb will be forced to pay $1.4 million in additional taxes to cover a settlement payment to police brutality victim Floyd Dent. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5621a632-b2ed-459a-b497-5c6e333546cO/inks-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Chicago teachers march against pay cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/ctur-j11.html Two thousand Chicago teachers marched against the city's demand for cuts totaling 10 percent of current wages and benefits. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89719bdc-eb9f-462d-8d06-c5990ffee67F/ctur-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z German Left Party strives to govern at federal level http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/left-j11.html A congress last weekend in Bielefeld confirmed that the Left Party seeks to join a capitalist government and promote German imperialism. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee2f7d52-b5e1-409e-8d16-015f7b90332D/left-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Swiss referendum to decide on inheritance tax http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/swis-j11.html The richest 1 percent of the Swiss population owns 40 percent of the country’s total assets, while the bottom 90 percent possess only about 26 percent. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/344b6c63-c9fc-4e8a-9cec-ec4626ce819F/swis-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z A postscript on Louis Proyect’s lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/proy-j11.html On Monday, the WSWS exposed the allegations of Louis Proyect that a WSWS article included false information aimed at exaggerating the Obama administration’s escalation of military threats against Russia. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76f19434-8edf-4817-8633-95318e46a21F/proy-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z The revealing remarks of a central banker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/kuro-j11.html The invocation by Japanese central banker Haruhiko Kuroda of “Peter Pan” economics is a graphic expression of the bewilderment of those supposedly in control of the world economy. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38113178-c6d2-4415-9081-66a6d927ef0C/kuro-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Broad support for IYSSE resolution in defence of freedom of speech at Berlin’s Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/hblt-j11.html The IYSSE is bringing a resolution today to the student parliament in defence of freedom of speech at Humboldt University. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eb64a51-f95c-4f8b-9f79-4a9a8df24abI/hblt-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Detroit Workers Action Committee holds meeting against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/watr-j11.html DWAC Chairman Lawrence Porter spoke of the need to unite the fight against water shutoffs with broader struggles of the working class. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d4583bc-8898-4571-a3e7-99955e840fdI/watr-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Oppose the US-Australian war drive against China! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/11/meet-j11.html The Australian political and media establishment is directly collaborating with Washington’s war plans. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9d24239-0b47-417e-abea-173b3757effN/meet-j11.html 2015-06-11T05:00:00Z Obama hints at escalation of Iraq-Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/isis-j10.html At a press conference to close the G7 summit, the US president said that all the major powers were “prepared to do more” in the war against Islamic fundamentalists. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a52e0d4-c05f-4bdb-b99f-7cf880b1351J/isis-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z The death of Kalief Browder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/pers-j10.html The young man’s imprisonment and torture stand as an indictment of America’s criminal “justice” system. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75fba2c2-854c-4753-9594-65da5e03decJ/pers-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Protests mount against US-backed regime in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/ukra-j10.html Thousands of protesters marched in Kiev this weekend to oppose the savage austerity policies of the US-backed puppet government. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84d2a291-8e86-4a5e-84cc-2a96ba7e0f3G/ukra-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Protests follow police terrorizing of teens at Texas pool party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/poli-j10.html Officer Eric Casebolt was caught on bystander video attacking a group of high school students at a pool party near Dallas. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4f30260-8e0c-4570-a158-0737c1739ddP/poli-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Erdogan’s AKP loses parliamentary majority in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/turk-j10.html The main winner of Sunday’s election was the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, which sought to reposition itself as a “left” party along the lines of Syriza in Greece. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2ca5200-22db-44d6-81fc-5e44aebf025H/turk-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Australian government pushing ahead on revoking citizenships http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/citi-j10.html Despite public opposition, the government is intent on stripping citizenship via ministerial directives, rendering people liable to be deported or detained indefinitely without trial. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c4b16fc-a39f-4976-ad56-06f4442e881I/citi-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Canada’s police-state bill passes final parliamentary hurdle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/cana-j10.html Bill C-51 dramatically expands the power of the national security apparatus to spy on and suppress opposition to the elite and its agenda of austerity and war. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b70624b-0ca5-426e-baeb-a7cc2da7c3aO/cana-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Afghan teachers’ strike demands higher pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/afgh-j10.html Teachers are protesting the US-backed government’s reneging on promises to provide teachers with plots of land and loans to build their homes. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73c6319c-965f-4ba0-92ee-5b1e378e168J/afgh-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z IYSSE motion to Humboldt University student parliament in defense of “Münkler-Watch” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/humb-j10-1.html The motion against official efforts to suppress student criticism and in defense of the right to free expression will be presented to a public meeting of the student parliament on June 11. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c0f5f4-3610-4c43-be0d-1d57110804aF/humb-j10-1.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs in French nuclear energy industry threaten 6,000 jobs worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/fran-j10.html Electricité de France, which is acquiring nuclear energy firm Areva and threatening mass layoffs, is sitting on cash reserves of tens of billions of euros. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c1d593f-47aa-4c6d-9e18-d7a63e005d6P/fran-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Germany: The reactionary politics of IG Metall and the works council at Siemens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/siem-j10.html IG Metall has responded to the announcement of layoffs at Siemens by calling for increasing the company’s competitiveness at the expense of the workforce. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7716e6e6-b321-4578-85c6-5c301f90e91F/siem-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z UK: Rabina Khan is no alternative in Tower Hamlets mayoral contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/khan-j10.rtf-j10.html The same praise previously heaped on former mayor Lutfur Rahman by the pseudo-left groups is now being lavished on Khan. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e782e301-86f1-43d6-b82d-380e376fb87F/khan-j10.rtf-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Student groups defend freedom of expression at Berlin’s Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/humb-j10.html The student representatives of three departments at Humboldt University in Berlin published a joint statement defending students against attacks by the media. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8841a37-3a4e-422f-808d-c8f0728c742M/humb-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z Hedge fund billionaire Paulson’s $400 million gift to Harvard http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/10/paul-j10.html The fact that billionaire bankers and hedge fund operators bankroll universities is not a small factor in the stultifying conformism and cowardice that dominate academia. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e231e2a5-5c5d-4410-9e6a-ff15e5792a0F/paul-j10.html 2015-06-10T05:00:00Z G7 leaders escalate war threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/ukra-j09.html Government heads issued new threats against Russia a day after British officials announced that US nuclear weapons may once again be stationed on British soil. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d0f410c-7662-4215-9dd7-040a0ee46e9M/ukra-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Japan ramps up pressure on China at G7 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/scse-j09.html Directed against Chinese activities in the South China Sea, the final G7 communiqué “strongly opposed” any changes to the status quo in the world’s oceans, “such as large-scale land reclamation.” Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e7f5ba5-e1e5-44fd-86f4-355d3e92b7eO/scse-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Obama, Merkel present united front for more austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/gree-j09.html With the talks on a knife-edge, Syriza is bending over backwards to make an accommodation based on the austerity measures demanded by Greece’s creditors. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c88c5f1e-1cee-415c-ac9f-bc98fa0e780K/gree-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Mexican elections held under conditions of police-military siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/mexi-j09.html The government of President Peña Nieto mobilized military and police forces across Mexico to prevent protests by teachers and youth. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63566880-9c1f-4a7b-b37b-f87ed950a6bP/mexi-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z AFSCME backs Illinois bill banning strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/afsc-j09.html Senate Bill 1229 would ban strikes by state employees through the duration of Governor Bruce Rauner’s term in office. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e780bf74-7430-4c23-8b04-a12817502a0F/afsc-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Mounting opposition to Democratic politicians in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/nycp-j09.html A new poll provides a pale reflection of the depth of public anger over corruption and inequality. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5a33d9d-5dc2-4537-831a-5f1bb2fc429B/nycp-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Socialist Party promotes Hollande in run-up to 2017 French presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/frps-j09.html The PS, France’s ruling party, is signaling to the ruling class that it is best placed to contain opposition from the working class. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b6bcf97-42b7-4953-b68e-6c6c09b8e77J/frps-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z German ver.di trade union calls off childcare workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/germ-j09.html Many childcare workers are furious over the sellout of the strike. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71dba633-7b69-4042-8c9c-fe666e201feP/germ-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Australian reports on wealth and poverty: A tale of two countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/ineq-j09.html The poorest Australians eke out an existence on an impossible $43.45 per day, while the average daily income of the richest 200 is an obscene $2.7 million. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6651149-854c-4664-b45b-d5aaa77cef7M/ineq-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Washington’s death squads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/pers-j09.html Whatever the newspaper’s intentions, the <em>New York Times</em> article on Seal Team 6 exposes a US government that is ever more dependent on the operations of death squads. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dd4bc87-7f8d-4fd4-8948-e1efc44a146B/pers-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Detroit workers oppose water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/watr-j09.html Socialist Equality Party campaign teams building for a June 9 meeting against water shutoffs received an enthusiastic response to their call for free access to water. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2436bbcd-7597-4699-ae1d-fb03638edd8C/watr-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Where did half a billion dollars from the UAW strike fund go? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/auto-j09.html UAW local officials have told auto workers to save money from their meager earnings and be prepared to rely on charity in the event of a strike this summer. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2095a0b9-94a6-49ab-b784-1008ff95436G/auto-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/wkrs-j09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb52a2de-0276-4122-a5cf-09baf4cd61aB/wkrs-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/09/slmt-j09.html Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87d31e42-f10a-458c-97e4-3fd9828bcc5J/slmt-j09.html 2015-06-09T05:00:00Z Social inequality and American politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/pers-j08.html Despite polls showing overwhelming popular opposition to social inequality, these sentiments find no genuine expression in official US politics. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e6b060-e613-42aa-b9f3-60946873d21C/pers-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z G7 summit convenes amid US threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/summ-j08.html In the lead-up to the meeting in Bavaria, US officials called for extended economic sanctions and stepped-up military pressure against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eca3fc81-a79c-4e70-becd-5201f57c0bbO/summ-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Canadian prime minister backs right-wing regime in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/canu-j08.html Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Kiev Saturday to reaffirm his support for Ukraine’s pro-western regime and the US-led drive against Russia. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/633d52b7-ff04-40c5-bd45-ff40d11643dM/canu-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Greek default threatened as Syriza balks at further social cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/gree-j08.html Prime Minister Tsipras presented Syriza’s own 47-page list of austerity measures, which were thrown out and denounced as “vague.” Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14dcc7e9-486a-4163-8060-4ccd028c5f2J/gree-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Former BP executive acquitted of charges from 2010 oil spill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/gulf-j08.html The acquittal of David Rainey means that not a single BP executive will have been held accountable for the worst environmental disaster in American history. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1f48c54-5049-4d88-9e0b-5139947e428K/gulf-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Los Angeles cops who killed Ezell Ford set to be exonerated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/lapd-j08.html Separate investigations by the Los Angeles Police Department chief and the LAPD Inspector General will clear the cops who killed Ezell Ford last August. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5413c96f-15ac-4aaa-875f-0fdca0ab87bL/lapd-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z For-profit education company deems Highland Park, Michigan’s last high school “unfeasible” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/high-j08.html Highland Park Renaissance High School is being closed by the Leona Group LLC, ending secondary education in the Detroit enclave that was the birthplace of the automotive assembly line. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48c45ef1-3fcd-4b7f-8a7d-8e6d79a3b3fN/high-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series depicts a vital chapter in American history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/jaco-j08.html The latest show juxtaposes the famous 1941 paintings with photography, writing, music and other work of this period. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f484a3b-9d22-4a8a-9a19-af4a4d13f3eE/jaco-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z New York City nurses threaten strike over staffing levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/nurs-j08.html Nurses in New York City’s private hospitals overwhelmingly authorized strike action to demand adequate staffing. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be93a2ca-508b-44f4-a856-b44fa0110f1M/nurs-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z New York City nurses threaten strike over staffing levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/nurs-j08-1.html Nurses in New York City’s private hospitals overwhelmingly authorized strike action to demand adequate staffing. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56a727c7-b3b8-4136-b6e3-f4a1f886027G/nurs-j08-1.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Fraud charges and shareholder revolt at Deutsche Bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/cris-j08.html The furore surrounding Deutsche Bank has profound causes rooted in economic and political developments since the 2008 financial crisis. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d04246ca-b13d-4d90-8d78-adeff475e92F/cris-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z UK probation workers vote to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/probn-j08.html Unison only called the strike ballot as a last resort and will limit the walkout to 24 hours. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5511f70-141e-4630-b8be-f0b0d7be2afF/probn-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Australian government vilifies human rights commissioner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/aust-j08.html Commissioner Triggs warned of a “growing threat to democracy” produced by terrorism laws, refugee detention, mandatory sentencing and anti-association legislation. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec2cdb5-a90a-4d41-926e-705fb80fdc3N/aust-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government facing deepening financial crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/sril-j08.html The government is raising commercial loans to cover payments on existing loans, heightening the political uncertainty in Colombo. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4634cb16-ead3-406e-9cff-dcf0c13b3c7D/sril-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/proy-j08.html Proyect claims that the WSWS used a quotation fabricated by a well-known Associated Press correspondent, Robert Burns, that misrepresents the nuclear policies of the Obama administration. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d4823f8-cbb8-4b2a-9769-07c3c765cf4J/proy-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 8-14 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/08/twih-j08.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfa7cc4a-0e41-4d3e-b56d-1efc39977b0D/twih-j08.html 2015-06-08T05:00:00Z US media escalate anti-China propaganda over alleged hacking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/cybe-j06.html Unsubstantiated accusations that Beijing stole personal data on millions of federal government employees are being trumpeted to boost the US war agenda. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f52d2af-1d21-4b6e-aca3-e66029dc4d4F/cybe-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z A US-led chorus of condemnation of China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/scse-j06.html Along with the war of words over Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, military preparations are being made. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1598029a-dc47-4c1d-ac34-69a4a85f494B/scse-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z US-backed war on Yemen leaves 20 million without food, water, medical care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/yeme-j06.html The Saudi-led air strikes have devastated Yemeni cities, and the blockade of Yemen’s ports has prevented the arrival of emergency relief supplies and basic goods. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71d42f68-0253-409b-be6c-2514244228aE/yeme-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Death toll rises following ferry sinking in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/chin-j06.html Details of safety violations have emerged after one of the worst maritime disasters in China’s recent history. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57d5fa60-fc74-4884-b910-7d3624de881I/chin-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Texas executes possibly innocent man after 31 years on death row http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/exec-j06.html Lester Bower, 67, who maintained his innocence throughout the trial and appeals process, was the oldest prisoner executed since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97f2dd02-d86e-4e37-9503-3d42a7df9dbE/exec-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z German Left Party on course for war and joining a government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/left-j06.html The Left Party’s trajectory recalls that of the Green Party in 1998, save that it has already unveiled its reactionary character before entering into government at the federal level. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e76c5e3-c488-4883-ba1a-b5c6d8f9a59J/left-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Report and the crimes against the native people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/ctrc-j06.html For well over a century, the Canadian capitalist state forcibly removed aboriginal children from their families and herded them into church-run residential schools where they were abused. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/474e97b2-b1e9-45a2-a55c-57ceb693fe6P/ctrc-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz dies in prison at 79 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/aziz-j06.html The public face of Iraq for decades, Aziz faced deteriorating health during his dozen years of imprisonment, much of which was spent in solitary confinement. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a52b5b00-57ed-475d-84fa-d8ebc489fc3I/aziz-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Medical technicians and paramedics picket against low-wage exploitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/emt2-j06.html Working EMTs and paramedics have been picketing at San Diego City Hall since last Thursday in protest over the extension that maintains appallingly low wages. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3ce4be9-3ba5-4786-b672-c319f17756bD/emt2-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z San Diego, California renews emergency services contract with low-wage company http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/emts-j06.html The Democratic-controlled city council voted unanimously for an agreement that maintains a starting wage of only $10 an hour for new EMTs. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f73b1e6-37c5-48c7-acbe-a7a3a0159f8D/emts-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Germany, France and Italy to build military drone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/euro-j06.html The European powers, above all Germany, intend to use their own drone program to increase their independence from Israeli and US production. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae7ae7b8-c149-4c47-b858-15b9e28964dJ/euro-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Turkish election exposes deepening crisis of rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/turk-j06.html Turkey’s parliamentary election on Sunday takes place amid increasing social and political tensions that will intensify, whichever party wins. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d319e79e-36b0-49cc-ba4f-2bb564fbe33O/turk-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Australia: High-rise fire investigation reveals cost-cutting endangered lives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/dock-j06.html A report by the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade is another damning exposure of the deregulation of the highly-profitable construction industry over the past 20 years. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b3ee97a-62b2-4d14-8f84-6c46945f040J/dock-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z US imperialism and the FIFA corruption investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/pers-j06.html No aspect of life is exempt from the impact of mounting economic, political and military antagonisms—and there is no limit to what the US is prepared to do to impose its will. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f26e60c4-d21b-4c13-95b4-df33cb6a128G/pers-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Oppose enforced political conformism at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/olbe-j06.html The President of Berlin’s Humboldt University, Jan-Hendrik Olbertz, has taken to the press to accuse critical-minded students of suppressing academic freedom. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8c423bc-55a4-4404-8599-52c262c3f09C/olbe-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden lends his support to “USA Freedom Act” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/snow-j06.html NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden declared in a <em>New York Times</em> op-ed Thursday that the passage of the USA Freedom Act was a “historic victory for the rights of every citizen.” Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e77bf4ad-0a48-4e45-8bc2-6029b353bddJ/snow-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z The Bernie Sanders campaign and the American pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/sand-j06.html The various groups that comprise the American pseudo-left are engaged in a debate over the best tactical approach to Sanders' Democratic Party presidential campaign. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02924479-455a-4e8f-b06f-ad89771c67eP/sand-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Painter Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum: Trappings of empire and power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/wile-j06.html Wiley copies European Old Masters paintings, substituting African Americans in contemporary garb in the poses of aristocrats and other wealthy figures of power and privilege. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48346794-9465-4e3d-a4f7-efe3922bfc6E/wile-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/06/labo-j06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a97c1f5-6e62-4a66-8d6f-f8cb6c14debM/labo-j06.html 2015-06-06T05:00:00Z OECD cuts global growth forecast amid growing financial turbulence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/oecd-j05.html The downgrade follows what the OECD called the worst quarter for global economic growth since the 2008 financial crash. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d68249b2-3ff4-4105-ac35-7e0f5418be8I/oecd-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z US officials consider nuclear strikes against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/ukra-j05.html Among the possibilities being considered by the Pentagon for escalating its war plans in Eastern Europe is a nuclear first strike against Russian missile forces. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed289d4-7bd9-4d2d-a4bf-fc9056ea869O/ukra-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Ukraine names ex-Georgian President Saakashvili governor of Odessa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/saak-j05.html The appoinment of Saakashvili, who launched a brief and unsuccessful US-backed war against Russia in 2008, is a political provocation. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/337fcb8b-c688-4772-94a9-5fbe18c2209B/saak-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z US defence secretary boosts military ties with India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/inus-j05.html As Washington ratcheted up its confrontation with China over the South China Sea, Carter’s trip to India emphasised greater naval cooperation. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/476861cc-c1b9-423f-88f0-2c29c27fdafE/inus-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Philippine Maoists support US war drive against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/phil-j05.html BAYAN and the CPP have worked to whip up anti-Chinese nationalism, denouncing China as an “imperialist” power poised to invade the Philippines. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a36bd606-5b71-45b5-a9cc-63f06b7ae20M/phil-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Guantanamo detainee details CIA sexual abuse and torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/tort-j05.html Majid Khan was subjected to torture “more brutal and sadistic” than even that documented in the Senate report on CIA torture released last year. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c33fb59-4269-443a-b8a6-55cbaf156a0A/tort-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Media hypocrisy over fate of migrant labour in Qatar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/qata-j04.html The campaign to overturn FIFA’s decisions to hold the World Cup in Russia and Qatar has spawned a slew of hypocritical articles over the atrocious conditions facing migrant workers. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b96ea47-48a5-4f4d-aef7-cb98b3b59d4H/qata-j04.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z More labs received live anthrax from US military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/anth-j05.html Pentagon officials told a press conference Wednesday that the scale of the distribution of deadly toxins might be far greater than previously suggested. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/602c790d-e155-4755-a3ba-d23cee3d7d7D/anth-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z France’s UMP changes name to “The Republicans” in run-up to 2017 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/umpr-j05.html The name change was made in response to the rising influence of the neo-fascist National Front, amid a broad shift to the right by the entire ruling elite. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e793ff6-97e8-4a86-bd28-eb05fc12d38H/umpr-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Australian union boosted membership lists by imposing low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/awub-j05.html The Australian Workers Union agreement saved Cleanevent $6 million over three years, at the expense of low-paid casual cleaners. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72828678-207c-4abe-b339-f70deba89b5C/awub-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Al-Sisi in Berlin: Red carpet for the hangman of Cairo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/pers-j05.html No other event could have better exposed the “human rights” pretenses of the German ruling class than the official reception of Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Berlin. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0a37f75-91a4-470f-b008-c9e318b42e6L/pers-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Historian Timothy Snyder falsifies history at German-Ukrainian conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/snyd-j05.html The Yale professor has developed a new narrative of European history that serves the needs of the nationalist regime in Kiev and war propaganda against Russia. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bbed56f-031f-4c1c-89a7-51396e331b3D/snyd-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z 100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/wel2-j05.html May 6 marked 100 years since the birth of Orson Welles, one of the most remarkable figures in American film and theater in the twentieth century. This is the second part of two. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53ec8efa-007c-44c3-8e10-b130d48602eG/wel2-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Workers and young people speak out against growing poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/mtdr-j05.html The WSWS spoke with residents about the decades of job cuts and the dismantling of essential social services. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9611a9e7-93fe-4c13-b7b2-80cd1508fdeO/mtdr-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z Build rank-and-file committees to prepare the fight for jobs and wages! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/05/auto-j05.html With little more than three months before the expiration of the labor agreement with GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler, autoworkers need to prepare now for a fight to defend their interests. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2577d77f-0ca2-46ce-b7c7-c3cb6e04077E/auto-j05.html 2015-06-05T05:00:00Z In Brussels talks, Greece moves closer to austerity deal with EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/gree-j04.html The Syriza-led government is trying to work out the details of its capitulation to the austerity program demanded by the European Union and the banks. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9cf10a7-9273-4ef7-a157-e69dcb0a44cD/gree-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Philippine President Aquino compares China to Nazi Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/phil-j04.html The Philippines is playing a crucial role in Washington’s ratcheting up of military pressure on Beijing. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f09cdc3-8c67-498c-bcf4-4afb20d24cfL/phil-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z February cease-fire collapses as fighting re-erupts in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/ukra-j04.html Fighting between government forces and separatists broke out yesterday for the first time since a February cease-fire, after provocative actions by Washington and the Kiev regime. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d454abe5-301b-4706-9cb6-514364a2adcN/ukra-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Boston police, FBI shoot to death alleged terror suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/bost-j04.html Authorities declared that Usaama Rahim “lunged” at officers with a knife, a claim contested by his family. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6e7eb0b-c541-40ad-84d0-bc4d3d9ed5bM/bost-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z US removes Cuba from list of sponsors of state terror http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/cuba-j04.html The hypocritical designation is being removed in order to make way for the naming of ambassadors as part of the rapprochement between the two governments. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcf68bcb-7cc5-41b3-8cf7-5ec9e8797beK/cuba-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Despite headline growth figures, Australian national accounts point to contraction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/econ-j04.html Australian Treasurer Hockey’s claim that only “clowns” were pointing to recessionary trends is not widely shared in business and financial circles. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8560be4e-fc6c-42d3-8b4a-2a96a57c402B/econ-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z US government paid millions in Social Security benefits to ex-Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/nazi-j04.html Between 1962 and 2015, more than 130 former Nazis received at least $20 million worth of Social Security retirement benefits. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb195bf0-9022-457c-8bbd-21cb02548f7L/nazi-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Los Angeles homeless population grew by 16 percent since 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/laho-a06.html Soaring housing prices, along with falling incomes and cuts in government programs, have led to the dramatic growth in homelessness in Los Angeles County. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6961220-6775-4905-9dfb-295b34cb5ffG/laho-a06.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Lawmakers push to expand offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/gulf-j04.html Bills have recently been introduced in the US Senate that would expand oil drilling off the coast of Florida and Alabama. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46dfd260-50a7-47fe-8688-eafc2913509B/gulf-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Mass abstention in Italian regional elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/ital-j04.html The right-wing Lega Nord was the main beneficiary as Italy’s governing Democratic Party lost significant support amid low voter turnout. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e69878c2-c757-4bd5-a24c-1e5f3933311N/ital-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Austrian state elections: Far-right Freedom Party makes significant gains http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/farr-j04.html The Austrian ruling coalition of the SPÖ and ÖVP has largely adopted the policies of the far-right FPÖ. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f05fc660-bfab-4acf-8555-8b93d205d05L/farr-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z South Korean teachers union faces ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/kore-j04.html The anti-democratic court ruling is designed to prevent teachers and other public employees from voicing their political opinions. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1830475b-b8b0-4bc4-b0a5-082eb127da4G/kore-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z “USA Freedom Act”: A fig leaf for illegal spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/pers-j04.html The press coverage has falsely portrayed the USA Freedom Act as a major effort to curb police-state surveillance methods in the United States. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea02e1a8-afad-491b-9bae-8d69f7c275dB/pers-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z A review of Stephen Kotkin’s <em>Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928</em>: Part four http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/kot4-j04.html Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6766d9cc-ebaf-49af-bb48-5f90b2eb5b8H/kot4-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z 100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/wel1-j04.html May 6 marked one hundred years since the birth of Orson Welles, one of the most remarkable figures in American film and theater in the 20th century. This is the first part of two. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eca82fa-908f-4157-9ec0-a0293c158ddC/wel1-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z “A lot of our people are trapped in a poverty cycle” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/mtdr-j04.html In Mount Druitt, Aboriginal people, one of the most oppressed layers of the working class, confront many health and social problems. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/391da1d5-d106-42b6-a9c0-e1ce843cb24K/mtdr-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z Police brutality and social inequality in Baltimore: An indictment of the Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/balt-j04.html The desperate conditions in Baltimore are the product of decades of pro-business policies pursued by the Democrats at every level of government. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1df4caa0-72a4-41ec-96e8-ea98fc0a497O/balt-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z The American pseudo-left and the Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/04/chic-j04.html The Chicago conference outlined a framework for politically disarming leftward moving workers and youth in order to prevent them from breaking with bourgeois politics. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dd6c377-9633-4725-8d68-6cddc6b7746I/chic-j04.html 2015-06-04T05:00:00Z US Senate approves extension of NSA spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/nsas-j03.html The grossly misnamed USA Freedom Act extends the majority of the surveillance powers first established under the Patriot Act. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7b5b5a7-9f9d-4a3c-a900-9e304448fe6M/nsas-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z FBI operates spy planes over dozens of US cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/fbis-j03.html More than 50 planes, equipped with video and cellphone surveillance equipment, are involved. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0342ab98-8593-402f-89fa-369c13cc872O/fbis-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Report: Invasive US airport screenings unsuccessful at finding concealed weapons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/tsas-j03.html The TSA was unable to detect undercover DHS agents smuggling fake guns and even a bomb, indicating that the agency’s real function has little to do with preventing terrorism. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78360908-cfda-4050-8076-66580240cacK/tsas-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z European leaders dictate terms for Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/gree-j03.html German chancellor Angela Merkel convened a meeting in Berlin late Monday that laid out the demands of Greece’s creditors. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ce3edfa-4e78-4293-ad15-95c080177d9H/gree-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Egyptian dictator al-Sisi visits Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/sisi-j03.html Al-Sisi’s visit is a warning to the working class: a ruling class eager to work closely with brutal military dictatorships is also prepared to adopt their methods at home. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4652fd85-2526-423f-ad2b-20e902bb563J/sisi-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Ferry sinking in China leaves hundreds missing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/chin-j03.html Of the 458, people on board, only 14 have been rescued alive and seven bodies recovered. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dcbc70e-4721-4a7a-84fc-a28ec4b5a26I/chin-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z FIFA head resigns amidst US-led campaign over bribery scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/fifa-j03.html Sepp Blatter announced his resignation Tuesday in the face of immense pressure from the United States and European powers, upset above all by his closer relations with Russia. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/523df837-3bab-4cfd-8edb-dbf4ef5fbfdB/fifa-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Utilities, regulators conspired to make public pay for California nuclear plant closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/sano-j03.html Recently disclosed documents reveal that the $4.7 billion settlement to decommission the San Onofre nuclear plant was planned in secret, closed-door meetings. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7102ae03-fcdd-46f6-a859-4c6da0ad243A/sano-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z UK rail unions call off national strike for second time http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/rail-j03.html The union sought to justify its action by pointing to a minor pay increase, which will be more than paid for by a cost-cutting drive being worked out behind the backs of workers. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7daa0d7b-bee3-457e-a3f3-e9a87dda553N/rail-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z G7 conference to take place behind wall of high security http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/stat-j03.html The massive security operation is aimed at cordoning delegates from opposition to the deeply unpopular policies being pursued by the leaders of the imperialist governments. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24b52527-c278-4700-a1ba-d69366c8762I/stat-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Finland government commits to austerity, moves towards NATO membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/finl-j03.html The new government plans to implement a significant shift in foreign policy, integrating Finland still further into the US-led anti-Russian NATO alliance. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/010a62a2-444e-466a-8de9-14223caf62cP/finl-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Refugee boat pushed back by Australian navy crashes on Indonesian reef http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/refu-j03.html The near-tragedy of a boat carrying 65 asylum seekers is another damning indictment of the Australian government’s anti-refugee policy. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c71f0d3-ace9-47ca-ba86-808122232f3J/refu-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation company victimises strike activists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/esta-j03.html The punishment of the seven workers is designed to send a message to all workers that the employers will ruthlessly impose higher workloads. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a1e19cf-28b7-4246-9890-91f08e9a088I/esta-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z The US arming of ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/pers-j03.html Underlying the massive rearmament of ISIS forces with captured US weapons are the contradictory and vastly destructive policies pursued by US imperialism. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63caaf0a-e87b-4039-b656-932cd0e0a97N/pers-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z A review of Stephen Kotkin’s <em>Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928</em>: Part three http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/kot3-j03.html Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00223681-4ecc-4209-afc4-7cc5a6209a3N/kot3-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z <em>Struggle Street</em>: Dehumanising the poor in preparation for new welfare cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/strg-j03.html <em>Struggle Street</em> feeds into the reactionary ideology of “individual responsibility” which is central to justifications for endless welfare cutbacks. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8d1caf6-2d65-4268-be3e-e46d4818060O/strg-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z “Where are we going to herd our poor?” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/drui-j03.html The WSWS interviewed Jon Owen, a community worker with the Urban Neighbours of Hope. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee0f0ec7-5f75-47f4-9e20-213826c0ecbC/drui-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z The Australian pseudo-left and the drive to war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/pseu-j03.html The maxim—silence implies consent—applies to the failure of the fake left organisations to utter a word on the mounting dangers of a US-led war against China. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3f2aab6-58d8-4d55-8fae-9de6c9c2e6bB/pseu-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Street artist Shepard Fairey paints a giant mural in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/shep-j03.html The garish work adorns the north face of the One Campus Martius office building, headquarters of Quicken Loans, the financial company chaired by billionaire Dan Gilbert. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90411b57-c5a9-4e62-9cb4-ed72214ff25C/shep-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z New hominin discovery suggests multiple human ancestors lived side-by-side http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/homi-j03.html A new Australopithecine fossil was recently discovered in Ethiopia that suggests at least one separate species was living alongside <em>Australopithecus afarensis</em>. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbce02e7-7544-4561-bfa9-98bb42049d2O/homi-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Parasitism and the economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/pers-j02.html Seven years after the 2008 financial crisis, the world economy has become the object of unremitting plunder by the global financial aristocracy. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37905314-b17a-4adc-82b1-76733e25801E/pers-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z US Senate prepares to extend NSA spy powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/nsas-j02.html The USA Freedom Act “surveillance reform” legislation reauthorizes components of the Patriot Act that have served as the pseudo-legal basis for warrantless mass surveillance. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6df14b9c-b38e-4032-99a9-484f7405dd1E/nsas-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Syriza’s Tsipras outlines concessions programme as Greece faces debt default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/gree-j02.html Syriza has claimed that it was possible to reach an amicable, negotiated settlement with the troika over Greece’s debt, based on Athens remaining in the euro zone. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ce9c358-efbb-4d23-ba01-40516864dd4M/gree-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Australian government “actively considering” dangerous provocation in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/aust-j02.html Acting on Washington’s behalf, Canberra is drawing up plans to challenge China by flying a military aircraft into what Beijing considers its territorial airspace. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ce330b-e159-4979-a903-5f6600eeda4L/aust-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z US defense secretary signs joint military statement with Hanoi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/viet-j02.html The move to co-produce weapons in Vietnam is aimed at curtailing Russian influence and fully enmeshing Hanoi in Washington’s imperial orbit. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6b3bc01-4238-4c76-be7d-301d8ad3e39C/viet-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z With US air war in 10th month, ISIS advances in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/iraq-j02.html According to one estimate, the Islamist militia now controls territory across Iraq and Syria roughly equivalent to the size of Italy. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9bfce8-4d87-4f5d-8e2f-9b7fb39f92aE/iraq-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Cleveland prosecutor criticizes “egregious” errors in exoneration of killer cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/clev-j02.html In acquitting Michael Brelo, who fired 15 shots at an unarmed couple from point blank range, the judge demanded an almost impossible burden of proof from the prosecution. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8f78751-35cf-4854-bc24-7c7eea32b46H/clev-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Chicago Democrats prepare new attacks on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/cpsc-j02.html As the Chicago Teachers Union continues negotiations for a new contract, the head of Chicago Public Schools has stepped down amid a corruption scandal. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09ccfbfa-427c-452f-88e1-06db0e93e3dL/cpsc-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z US farm income hit by collapse in grain demand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/farm-j02.html The American farming sector is facing declining revenue and land value, creating a cascading effect on farm equipment, fertilizer, and other agriculture-related companies. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dff228c-de08-458f-9de8-d3e2071cc19N/farm-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Former Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to jail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/olme-j02.html If Olmert’s appeals on a conviction for fraud and breach of trust are unsuccessful, he will be the first former Israeli Premier to be jailed. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d712f71-7db8-45e9-836d-187b269b127J/olme-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader moves bill on same-sex marriage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/shor-j02.html Bill Shorten is attempting to give Labor a “progressive” gloss as it joins with the Abbott government in attacking democratic and social rights. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4e0d358-82a6-43fe-9b36-70a80423ee6B/shor-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Mexican elections overshadowed by political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/mexi-j02.html After a year that saw the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students, polls show that eight out of ten voters do not trust the major political parties. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a48c3ac9-2d7b-4d05-ab22-c54d50b1359J/mexi-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Oil price drop triggers sharp decline in Canadian economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/cane-j02.html Canada’s economic output fell 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015—its largest contraction since the height of the 2008-09 global financial meltdown. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9227c6d3-8356-48bf-af80-ef288dfcc1aN/cane-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z A review of Stephen Kotkin’s <em>Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928</em>: Part two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/kot2-j02.html Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffc47d6e-84b2-450c-a322-52eb85a443eJ/kot2-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Funding cuts push community organisations to the brink of closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/drui-j02.html Organisations providing essential services for residents are being forced to shut their doors. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc82a51f-0518-42e3-b538-2ddfa7e4571C/drui-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/02/wkrs-j02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 02 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71725066-bfa3-4ae2-9ebf-040827d6aefM/wkrs-j02.html 2015-06-02T05:00:00Z US police kill more than two people a day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/kill-j01.html A <em>Washington Post</em> analysis found that at least 385 people were shot and killed by police in the United States during the first five months of the year, an average of 2.6 people each day. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcf7b2c5-b2db-4242-af0b-a445ae76325J/kill-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z US brinkmanship with China over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/pers-j01.html If a Chinese aircraft carrier was in the Gulf of Mexico, Washington would be denouncing China’s flagrant aggression and acts of war. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f188820d-848b-4f4f-b263-1e51c890e4aJ/pers-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Russia scrambles jets against US destroyer in Black Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/russ-j01.html Escalating NATO deployments along Russia’s borders and in neighboring waters are placing the world on the verge of a shooting war between nuclear-armed powers. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d188e5d-2dfa-4155-934a-ba69081fe68G/russ-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Prince William spearheads UK campaign against FIFA, targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/fifa-j01.html The campaign against FIFA head Sepp Blatter is part of the geo-political manoeuvres of the United States and its imperialist allies. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b75f17-fad3-4f52-8d80-5c06d3c8e26G/fifa-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Los Angeles labor federation calls for minimum wage exemption for unionized workplaces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/mini-j01.html The “Fight for $15” campaign has been used to entice employers to bring in unions, which will in turn enforce sub-minimum wages. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5e9104a-74d9-407b-8ab5-32fc62808f7A/mini-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z More than a quarter of Chicago county jail inmates suffer severe mental illness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/cook-j01.html The dilapidated Cook County Jail on Chicago’s highly impoverished west side houses more mentally ill people than any hospital in the US. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf54da66-43c3-4e41-9efe-ae71b6d0e0aC/cook-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Large sections of New Orleans’ levee system sinking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/nola-j01.html Portions of the $14.5 billion levee system installed after Hurricane Katrina will sink below federal certification levels before 2025. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33192eb6-1f92-4977-b392-95b55b7bf7eC/nola-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania government is preparing to destroy public pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/pens-j01.html Pennsylvania lawmakers have passed a comprehensive pension reform bill that will permanently end pensions for future workers and diminish the returns of current workers. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7994cfb-d07e-43e6-acc3-ee17eb548f1N/pens-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Cost of living unbearable for millions of Londoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/lond-j01.html Just over one third of Londoners do not have enough money for a minimum standard of living. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76cbdc09-e5dc-44cd-8ee7-5a73e7a1fbaE/lond-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z New details on connections between German intelligence and neo-Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/nsur-j01.html Mounting evidence indicates that the German intelligence agency aimed to foster right-wing political extremism. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fc27764-6bdb-4f84-aa10-fd8bbce3041P/nsur-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Australian media promotes right-wing, anti-Chinese protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/prot-j01.html The Australian establishment instinctively recognises the propaganda value of the Party for Freedom and its demonisation of China as a threat to the Australian “way of life.” Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd77c962-f41c-4114-9595-dbff3c4ac90B/prot-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z More job cuts in Australian car industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/gmha-j01.html For the first time in 28 years, General Motors Holden resorted to the forced sacking of 90 workers. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2059612-204a-4df7-a878-5bffb2f699bG/gmha-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z Indian heatwave kills more than 2,200 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/heat-j01.html Most of the victims in the worst heatwave since 1998 are construction workers, homeless people, street dwellers and the poor. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da734b68-af07-4b9e-b5d5-858afcb9ec6K/heat-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z A review of Stephen Kotkin’s <em>Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928</em>: Part one http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/kot1-j01.html Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8f4abcf-98ea-47cc-a0f2-eb75cc0761cL/kot1-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z “Youth have been neglected” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/mtdr-j01.html The WSWS interviewed a young homeless woman about her plight and the worsening social inequality. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a96eba8e-759d-4b04-aabf-9ff6518f8ecP/mtdr-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z <em>To Pimp a Butterfly</em> from rapper Kendrick Lamar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/kend-j01.html Despite the album’s billing as socially ­conscious “political rap” by certain critics, the focus of <em>To Pimp ...</em> is largely on the rapper himself and his personal experiences in the music world. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bffaf8e-f13b-48ce-9f76-13e22eaee29A/kend-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 1-7 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/01/twih-j01.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8db066db-2b33-4ff2-b736-d5eb7d5018dB/twih-j01.html 2015-06-01T05:00:00Z US economy contracted in first quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/usec-m30.html The ongoing slump in the US economy comes amid a roaring stock market, combined with record share buybacks, mergers and acquisitions, and surging CEO pay. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68939f6f-1de1-4e78-b6c6-c1780e61559P/usec-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z The fraudulent debate over NSA reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/pers-m30.html Whether Section 215 of the Patriot Act is extended or allowed to expire, the vast US government apparatus for spying on the American people will continue unabated. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcb5e2ad-e46f-43c7-9794-7493026e99eB/pers-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z US defence secretary challenges China at Singapore security forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/shan-m30.html Ashton Carter demanded that China halt its “unprecedented” land reclamation in the South China Sea and declared the US would continue its provocative overflights. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/604b0d8e-9475-4d63-b49f-a6e9f60c7bbE/shan-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Chinese premier concludes four-country tour of South America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/chla-m30.html The trip yielded a variety of trade and investment deals, along with infrastructure initiatives—all aimed at counteracting slowing domestic growth while expanding influence in the region. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dda6b995-e20f-4205-8d66-0375ac627f9H/chla-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z European Union squabbles over refugee quotas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/eure-m30.html While military intervention on the coast of Libya to destroy refugee boats is welcomed by all member states, the question of accepting refugees has unleashed a fierce dispute. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c41375-5967-425d-9407-fca09255302H/eure-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Record storms, flooding continue to ravage Texas and Oklahoma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/texa-m30.html The response of state and federal authorities has thus far been minimal, leaving thousands of the displaced to fend for themselves. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4587ae44-f94b-4e0c-b51c-f6f0b287757J/texa-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z US preparing direct military intervention in Nigeria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/nige-j12.html The US Defense Department may soon deploy military teams, including advisers and intelligence and logistics personnel, to Africa’s leading economy and largest oil producer. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2143d59f-3f91-4374-9481-5f6567ebb4bK/nige-j12.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Former Republican speaker indicted on felony charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/hast-m30.html Dennis Hastert was charged with illegally concealing cash payments made to cover up “past misconduct” and with lying to federal investigators. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/584f69d3-a6b8-4ac8-967e-ae1355fc8b3D/hast-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Insurance companies apply for rate hikes for Obamacare plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/heal-m30.html The companies argue that hikes submitted to state regulators, which are larger than in the past, are necessary due to Obamacare signees being older and sicker than expected. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a355c22-af75-403e-b568-362388883aaJ/heal-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/labo-m30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a81406e2-29c9-446c-acec-95c16a31cb0I/labo-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z India: One year of the Modi-led, BJP government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/modi-m30.html The BJP has moved India sharply right, lending support to the US’s anti-China “pivot,” imposing austerity and pro-market “reforms,” and inciting Hindu supremacism. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e552e803-6644-4f44-b386-0433db9733aO/modi-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Humboldt University professor Herfried Münkler calls for German leadership in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/munk-m30.html Münkler’s proposals correspond to the plans of the German ruling elite to again establish the country as a political and military “peacekeeping force” in Europe and in the world. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fd35acd-ee10-4ba5-a159-b83e3ec8de8J/munk-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Colombian peace talks continue amid renewed combat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/colo-m30.html The Colombian government dispatched its foreign minister and one of the country’s most prominent capitalists in an attempt to salvage the negotiations with the FARC. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/648d1c9d-3902-4df0-a6ea-847cfc05d4bO/colo-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z UK Prime Minister Cameron tours Europe lobbying for EU reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/came-m30.html Cameron received a fairly hostile reception in France, a country occupying a special position of enmity for the Tory right and the UK Independence Party. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6fc86a2-3b78-4ed0-89f7-88b185726feO/came-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Meetings on UK general elections: “We were alone in telling workers and young people the truth” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/meet-m30.html The Socialist Equality Party in the UK held two successful meetings, in London and Glasgow, on the lessons of the May 7 British General Election. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1aaecd20-2256-4b56-9729-d04db0c3e8aG/meet-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Spanish telecom workers strike against “precariousness and slave labour” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/tele-m30.html The Telefónica-Movistar workers’ struggle has received widespread support, but the bankrupt perspective of the unions is endangering the strike. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85f98269-e1b0-4345-8654-ff638da923dP/tele-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Spanish telecom strikers: “We have to resist until we achieve something” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/tel2-m30.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to striking Spanish Telefónica-Movistar technicians and installers. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9675e60e-fcca-498a-9614-a9b226eddcbL/tel2-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation companies reject wage increase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/sril-m30.html Amid falling global prices, employers are demanding higher daily quotas from plantation workers. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d698483f-8279-4c5a-ad8d-f9248c65dfdK/sril-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z Sydney’s Mount Druitt: A microcosm of Australia’s social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/mtdr-m30.html Over the past two weeks, a WSWS reporting team has spoken to community organisations, workers and youth about the worsening social conditions in western Sydney and the damaging impact of the recent federal budget. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ea17f93-72ec-4f4e-8562-3b632a8386cI/mtdr-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z The <em>Divergent</em> Series: <em>Insurgent</em>—More talent and resources squandered http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/insu-m30.html Any attempt at building a thoughtful story has been abandoned in favor of a special effects bonanza, leaving one to ask: Where is this heading? Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7866043a-4de7-4fb8-a318-95dc85626c5K/insu-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z <link>http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/spee-m30.html</link> <description /> <pubDate>Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ba6193-da86-4ff8-9aea-f0ddd49ff77B/spee-m30.html</guid> <dc:date>2015-05-30T05:00:00Z</dc:date> </item> <item> <title /> <link>http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/econ-m30.html</link> <description /> <pubDate>Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.wsws.org/asset/8419e3db-f75e-4eaa-9aa9-7f8f01f0b8aO/econ-m30.html</guid> <dc:date>2015-05-30T05:00:00Z</dc:date> </item> <item> <title>US seizes on FIFA corruption to pursue campaign against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/fifa-m29.html The rampant financial corruption within football’s ruling body is being utilised by the US primarily as a propaganda weapon against Russia, chosen by FIFA to host the 2018 World Cup. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65a0701b-214d-4228-9f4d-1024c7b856cP/fifa-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Federal court upholds block on Obama immigration plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/obam-m29.html The Obama administration appears to have already accepted that its proposal for a slowdown in deportations will be shelved until at least 2016. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9de978c0-2305-4905-9150-658bfbcd31aG/obam-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Why did the US Army ship live anthrax? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/anth-m29.html The report that a US military lab sent live samples of anthrax, a deadly bioweapon, to facilities in nine US states and to a US military base in South Korea, raises many questions. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f287be4-e66a-4424-b30d-cf4c12c990bG/anth-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Rohingya refugees abused and killed in camps in Malaysia/Thailand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/refu-m29.html The special meeting on Indian Ocean refugees today in Bangkok will do nothing to ease the plight of thousands of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis fleeing persecution. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/278a6722-cf83-47c3-ae9c-3b075e56750E/refu-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Life inside a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/rohi-m29.html Over 200,000 Burmese Rohingya live in scores of refugee settlements in Bangladesh. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b26faea2-9a68-49f4-b15f-1c9d264e2b8A/rohi-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Australian economy heading for recession http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/aust-m29.html The rapid fall in business investment has shattered the scenario on which official economic policy has been based. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eba163c6-afc9-4296-906e-77fd79deba4C/aust-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Judge orders release of photo showing Chicago cops posing as hunters with “suspect” wearing antlers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/poli-m29.html The obscene photograph underscores the increasingly criminal and misanthropic outlook of police in the United States. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ba4c430-c234-44e7-9693-86c46190253C/poli-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Nebraska abolishes death penalty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/nebr-m29.html The move by the US state takes place amid growing popular opposition to capital punishment following a string of gruesome “botched” executions. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11115004-35ca-46c1-a127-90ee11e82c6H/nebr-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z UAW, Fiat Chrysler maintain silence on death of skilled trades worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/auto-m29.html Donald Megge, a 53-year-old skilled trades worker at the Jefferson North plant in Detroit was crushed to death May 5 while performing maintenance on a filter press. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8c62962-5067-46d1-9c92-bab1ebcdf4bG/auto-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP pledges to “partner” with business as its poll numbers jump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/ndpa-m29.html Should the NDP form Canada’s next government, it will uphold the interests of the Canadian bourgeoisie no less ruthlessly than the Conservatives or Liberals. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/585d6682-1afc-4545-87a1-8d8a7646bf2P/ndpa-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z French Prime Minister Valls imposes unpopular school reforms by decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/vall-m29.html The imposition of the reform by decree underscores official contempt for the working class, public opinion and the struggle for high quality education. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a96e0d7-df87-4833-b859-5d3a53de5fdN/vall-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president postpones parliamentary election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/sril-m29.html Sirisena has refused to set a poll date, breaking his promise to dissolve parliament on April 23 and call an election. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/def04fe0-ed77-4267-9325-7876d0ea3ffG/sril-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Austerity budget deepens Puerto Rico’s economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/rico-m29.html While the lack of health care funding causes scenes reminiscent of Greece, the Puerto Rican government is preparing a budget that will impose drastic cuts. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/493a9688-44f3-4c8e-8f54-9c54dd2b922H/rico-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z ANC whips up racism amid xenophobic attacks in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/sout-m29-m29.html The anti-immigrant agitation is aimed at diverting attention from the disastrous impact of the pro-capitalist policies pursued by the ANC and its partners since coming to power in 1994. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41d12bd7-97a0-4a05-a0f9-211badacdb1J/sout-m29-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Wall Street buybacks: Another expression of parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/pers-m29.html An article in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> this week has pointed to the growing role of share buybacks as a source of profit accumulation. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/863624d0-f7ee-497f-a7b6-9cdbf94ff0aP/pers-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Münkler receives support from the far right in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/munk-m29.html The weekly paper <em>Junge Freiheit</em>, mouthpiece of the New Right, has declared its support for the campaign against critical students at Berlin’s Humboldt University. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b72430d4-5343-4243-b129-07d3cb7c972H/munk-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Help the WSWS expose the US-led drive to war in Asia! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/appe-m29.html In this video, James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), calls on readers to help the WSWS continue its exposure of the provocative US-led confrontation with China in the South China Sea. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa1098c7-22b6-4bf7-a4f0-eddea3c104bM/appe-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z The contract unity law and the return of German militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/newg-m29.html As was the case at the beginning of World War I a century ago, the trade unions are cementing a ceasefire with the government and suppressing strikes in support of militarism. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/492990b2-27fb-4bea-8e0a-7cfc697411eL/newg-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/29/wkrs-m29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d374f689-e353-4ae7-9c33-ab83ebb2b88E/wkrs-m29.html 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z Global tensions surge as NATO, Russia hold rival military exercises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/nato-m28.html The holding of military exercises preparing for large-scale conflict demonstrates that the imperialist powers, led by the US, are gearing up for a Third World War. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e6efa9a-31c3-49cd-8d29-d9779e4c9aeA/nato-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z US defence secretary sets stage for confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/scse-m28.html Ashton Carter declared that the Pentagon would continue its “freedom of navigation” operations in the South China Sea. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d19ef84b-aa7d-42bf-832c-f9f00bab9a7H/scse-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Officials signal Australia will join US provocation in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/aust-m28.html Prime Minister Tony Abbott will reportedly receive a briefing within two weeks on military “options” to challenge China’s territorial claims. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04a2dc37-d2b8-489c-8902-40e40c5b42fK/aust-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Left Platform: Syriza’s last line of defence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/syri-m28.html As the Syriza-led Greek government works to impose the dictates of the banks, Syriza’s Left Platform fears the development of an independent movement in the working class. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60d067bc-fa9e-43b2-9efa-66a39353b93B/syri-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Queen’s Speech 2015: UK Conservatives lay out agenda of austerity and repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/quee-m28.html Existing anti-democratic legislation built up under successive Labour and Tory administrations will be supplemented by a new Counter-Extremism Bill. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c14812aa-20bb-49ac-95d5-9cb7bfbd54aO/quee-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Alabama bought execution drugs on the black market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/alab-m28.html Alabama sentences more people to death and executes more people per capita than any other state in the US. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9dd0237-9163-4b28-9f2a-8e18076f5a8F/alab-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Los Angeles County backs Obama’s anti-immigrant agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/immi-m28.html The board of supervisors in the southern California city voted to endorse the Priority Enforcement Program, a refashioned federal program to deport undocumented workers. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29d372b4-abae-4cb4-b659-d6529a75311B/immi-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Canada: Ontario Liberals orchestrate outlawing of teacher strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/ontt.html While the government claims it is acting to save students’ school year, its real aim is to push through social spending cuts and impose concessionary contracts on teachers. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b12e7fb2-655f-441e-8cca-75dfde5a8b3I/ontt.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Philippine state visit to Canada escalates anti-China “pivot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/cana-m28.html Loyal allies of the US in its anti-China “pivot,” Canada and the Philippines are increasing bilateral military-security ties. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/917c507c-d524-4711-8472-30c6c94c0d4E/cana-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z The assault on health care in Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/russ-m28.html The Russian government is preparing to slash funding for the country’s health care system, already inadequate to meet the population’s needs. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42b6f052-4876-45ca-994e-1c987ece3abL/russ-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Works council elections at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp: What way forward? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/thys-m28.html The problems confronting ThyssenKrupp workers in Duisburg cannot be resolved on the basis of a trade unionist strategy. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed51f07f-7abc-4cb6-903b-29c5842a1dfF/thys-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Australian government moves to revoke citizenship rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/terr-m28.html The Abbott government is proposing legislation that would strip citizenship from individuals on vague national security grounds. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0792078-c83a-4304-81f4-b5369c0a50bM/terr-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z ANC whips up racism amid xenophobic attacks in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/sout-m28.html The anti-immigrant agitation is aimed at diverting attention from the disastrous impact of the pro-capitalist policies pursued by the ANC and its partners since coming to power in 1994. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92f00092-d5dd-48e8-9a0f-28300348143E/sout-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Behind the recriminations over the fall of Ramadi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/pers-m28.html The US defense secretary’s charge that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight” has evoked counter-charges that Washington has no real desire to crush ISIS. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21043ed7-51f2-4adf-9c3d-9565f10e941J/pers-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z US-China tensions escalate over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/scse-m27.html The Obama administration is preparing to step up the war of words against China at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa00eddf-3ff8-40eb-9163-0ee11ab243bO/scse-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z US establishment shields killer cops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/pers-m27.html The Obama administration’s toothless settlement with the Cleveland police is an expression of ruling-class support for the right of police to kill with impunity. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bdf3d67-4ead-4084-abab-67f47b24a10C/pers-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Protests in Japan denounce US military presence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/japa-m27.html Numerous rallies have been held recently, on Okinawa and elsewhere in Japan, against the planned relocation of a US Marine base on the island. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25dca00f-0909-42f2-8e1f-0e9e9543261H/japa-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Historic flooding in Texas and Oklahoma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/floo-m27.html Unprecedented downpours caused life-threatening flooding conditions across Texas and Oklahoma, with at least twelve people missing and eight killed. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32382c5c-a88c-4b8b-87f9-505a4905916F/floo-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Crisis in Burundi heightens danger of regional war in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/brnd-m27.html After weeks of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to run for a third term, the killing of opposition politician Zedi Feruzi has significantly heightened the threat of civil war. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03e3b5fc-acd4-4894-b4b7-c165856aa6eA/brnd-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z New York City public libraries face continued assault under de Blasio administration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/nycl-m27.html New York City’s three public library systems will see a continuation of budget cuts and the denial of necessary capital spending under Democratic Party mayor Bill de Blasio. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dab6391-8799-4e9c-9c11-1a537720696F/nycl-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Union collaborates with Liberals in Ontario Hydro privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/pwuo-m27.html The privatization of Hydro One is a crucial part of the Ontario Liberals’ restructuring of government operations and public service cuts to attract more investment. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e7690e-ae0a-4162-88c6-d7e389fb32aC/pwuo-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z France claims killing of Al Qaeda leaders in Northern Mali http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/mali-m27.html France confirmed that it carried out the extrajudicial killing of top Al Qaeda militants in northern Mali during a special forces raid on May 17-18. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1905ec4-4aa6-4c5e-a959-9b6414e6dffP/mali-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Irish voters overwhelmingly support legalisation of same-sex marriage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/irel-m27.html The vote demonstrated the sharp decline in the influence of the Catholic Church, long the dominant institution in Ireland. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e67ae012-30a4-4951-aeb6-1b68aaa118fK/irel-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z NSA affair creates tensions between Berlin and Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/bnds-m27.html Director of National Intelligence James Clapper threatened to scrap cooperation with the German secret services because of leaks to the media. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45451709-0f93-4ed2-a4e7-864c5e1c6dfG/bnds-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Conservative wins presidential election in Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/pres-m27.html The result points to the possible outcome of the parliamentary election this autumn in which the right-wing Law and Justice party hopes to take power. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65ecd8a-75e2-41be-ba7f-6d9a44b6bf8E/pres-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor backs move to sack thousands of electricity workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/elec-m27.html Labor Party leaders have joined business groups to support a regulator’s pricing ruling that will result in the loss of 2,500 power workers’ jobs in New South Wales. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae36cc70-bb42-47ec-9c39-fa97adb0288A/elec-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Another austerity budget in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/budg-m27.html While claiming to support the poor, the government continues to impose the cost of the economic crisis on the working class. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21b44002-a702-4f01-94a7-8fd168191a7K/budg-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z The New York Times calls for blood in Iraq-Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/27/nyti-m27.html In a lengthy front-page analysis, the newspaper criticizes the Obama administration for allegedly holding back the air campaign against ISIS for fear of killing civilians. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1b66f35-9b59-4889-9e4d-ca867889f88H/nyti-m27.html 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z Turkey says US agrees to provide air cover for anti-Assad “rebels” in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/syri-m26.html The provision of air cover by the US for its proxy forces on the ground in Syria would follow the pattern of the 2011 US-NATO air war in Libya. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b9da92e-beb2-4a29-ae12-7af30460ff2L/syri-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z NATO begins anti-Russian air drill in Arctic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/nato-m26.html The Arctic Challenge Exercise involves warplanes from the US, Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway, as well as non-NATO members Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46eb3ddf-6281-4666-97f0-44b1c60474dP/nato-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Cop used military “rules of engagement” in 2012 Cleveland killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/clem-m26.html Officer Michael Brelo was one of many Iraq and Afghan war veterans whom the Obama administration is encouraging US police departments to recruit. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc9ba42c-8ab6-4327-be21-f695be05185A/clem-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Flash flooding forces thousands to flee in Texas, Oklahoma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/floo-m26.html Record-breaking rainfall in typically dry areas of Texas, Oklahoma and other states has flooded entire residential areas, leading to at least fifteen deaths. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/000438c9-c099-4551-8a4c-0b94895bbabN/floo-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/wkrs-m26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9029351f-ae99-4da2-b744-d7504764e48H/wkrs-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Obama Justice Department reaches settlement with Cleveland, Ohio over police brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/just-m26.html The agreement comes just days after an Ohio judge acquitted killer cop Michael Brelo in the shooting of two unarmed people in 2012. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e86fde8-f7db-4562-ad57-8f586959b54B/just-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Pipeline in Santa Barbara oil spill lacked key safety feature http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/oils-m26.html The pipeline had no automatic shutoff valve, a routine safety feature that could have greatly minimized the disaster. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40299b77-c446-4041-97b6-308db466f8fK/oils-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Union imposes another concession deal on West Coast dockworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/dock-m26.html The contract signed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union further undermines jobs and conditions and does nothing to address management’s moves to create a largely casualized, low-paid workforce. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d356b98-036e-4ab4-b74b-d1b92fdd7b7E/dock-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Spanish regional elections mark further break-up of two main parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/spai-m26.html The result reflects popular opposition to the austerity policies pursued by both the Popular Party and the Socialist Party. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bd8b4b0-4066-4fb3-950f-3393ffb94c2E/spai-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Most Turkish auto workers end strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/turk-m26.html The apparent concessions by the auto manufacturers reflect extreme nervousness on the part of the corporations and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66daa2fe-db16-431b-94e4-b7daf06f325L/turk-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president pledges to strengthen the military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/sril-m26.html Sirisena postured at “war victory” events as a crusader for “peace and reconciliation” while vowing to increase military resources. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceda31de-bf87-4f8f-ae23-cad9d767611A/sril-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Australian budget targets working-class households http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/budg-m26.html The majority of families will lose between about $2,000 and $6,000 a year by 2018–19. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2751605f-3f33-4051-a6b1-1f735f181d8D/budg-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z China warns of war with US in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/pers-m26.html Through its reckless actions, the US has placed the world on the precipice of war between nuclear-armed powers. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91f15dce-1181-4450-b732-ed7c05f5e3fM/pers-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z New discoveries illuminate early human physical and technological evolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/26/tool-m26.html New archaeological and fossil discoveries push back the origins of both the genus Homo and the earliest stone tool technology. Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29d86d5e-6e8b-4f52-9de6-9e2e395fae4N/tool-m26.html 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z Judge clears killer cop in 2012 Cleveland, Ohio shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/clev-m25.html Officer Michael Brelo jumped on the hood of the victims' car and shot them fifteen times through the windshield. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ff72fa9-2630-4b66-82c4-21585ed8e90E/clev-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Hundreds dead in refugee graves in Malaysia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/refu-m25.html Large-scale operations transporting refugees could not have occurred without the involvement of state officials in Thailand and Malaysia. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba18a512-7867-4005-a4f4-435cd029e4dC/refu-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief hints at shift in US policy in war with ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/isis-m25.html In an interview with CNN, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the ISIS victory at Ramadi showed that Iraqi government forces did not have the “will to fight.” Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8abcc3fd-bbcb-472f-9761-9a8e21ce306K/isis-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Australia deeply embedded in US military build-up in Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/auus-m25.html Despite strenuous official denials, Australia “will probably be hosting some American B1 supersonic bombers after all.” Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c0f9e7d-241a-4edb-bd1e-f7b5fb71800L/auus-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/ukra-m25.html Kiev is slashing subsidies to basic goods in order to funnel money to the regime’s Wall Street creditors and increase military spending on the war in east Ukraine. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ddbc268-9534-459e-9392-62eff88f2faE/ukra-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Riga talks fail to produce Greek loan deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/gree-m25.html German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out any immediate agreement, saying one was only achievable as a result of a joint deal between the so-called “troika.” Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/263b2694-ba69-4e18-a96e-a3566adf2c4P/gree-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Moves for a “left alliance” government accelerate in Portugal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/port-m25.html With the Socialist Party unable to significantly capitalize on the disaffection with the government, smaller pseudo-left parties could hold the balance of power. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/121eccb6-2773-42c0-8d26-5a51b703397C/port-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z NSA spying bill stalls in US Senate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/surv-m25.html The pseudo-reform bill, touted by supporters as a major blow against the NSA’s illegal mass spying programs, further entrenches and institutionalizes the surveillance. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b76338b-1eb4-4655-bc4e-367a4fd1a06I/surv-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 25-31 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/twih-m25.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e100e32f-4e5f-470e-b92e-616d09117e1P/twih-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z US CEO pay hits record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/exec-m25.html The top 200 highest-paid US CEOs made an average of $22.6 million last year. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c05e99a-2f38-4615-8a20-a82b01af6b8I/exec-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Quebec criminalizing working-class struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/queb-m25.html Quebec’s Liberal government is intensifying the assault on workers’ rights and its drive to criminalize popular resistance to its austerity program. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ca4c831-5277-44c4-903b-55a3cb3182eE/queb-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Mexican president deploys military in Jalisco state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/mexi-m25.html The military operations of the Peña Nieto government are aimed at a far more dangerous internal enemy: Mexico’s increasingly restive working class. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e4b6f98-4302-482b-bfb1-c3d2455be3cO/mexi-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z The escalation of global financial parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/pers-m25.html The rise in stock markets expresses not the health, but rather the deepening sickness, of the global economic order. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4843fa80-e926-427d-9d5e-b362828673eK/pers-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z Herfried Münkler’s interview in <em>Die Zeit</em>: State-imposed conformism like 1933 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/munk-m25.html In an interview titled “Resentments as in 1933,” political science professor Herfried Münkler has accused anti-militarist students of Nazism and anti-Semitism. Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e7767bf-d45b-46c1-947d-b1a88c59544B/munk-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z US prepares new military provocations in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/scse-m23.html The unprecedented presence of a CNN news team on a US navy surveillance flight this week was aimed at ramping up pressure on China over the South China Sea. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69a3382d-d2f1-47b9-8064-e57c2d2d425E/scse-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z European Union’s “migrant mission”: War plans in a humanitarian cloak http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/pers-m23.html The European Union is rapidly moving to further subordinate and plunder former imperialist colonies, under the guise of “solving the refugee problem.” Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaab7676-4e53-4610-bb70-3f305f98568G/pers-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z OECD report: Global social inequality hits new record http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/econ-m23.html The growth of inequality has been accompanied by the expansion of part-time and contingent labor, particularly for younger workers. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c23b3b73-0b42-485a-94f6-dfcc82e13f3I/econ-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Agreement signed on China-backed investment bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/aiib-m23.html Tensions over the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank surfaced again this week when Japan announced it would provide $110 billion for infrastructure investment. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b910a692-7f52-46ea-a401-570a7a7cbdbA/aiib-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Ten years after riots, French police cleared in deaths of Clichy-sous-Bois youths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/clic-m23.html The ruling reveals the impunity enjoyed by police, as the ruling class depends ever more directly on law-and-order hysteria to stabilize its rule. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b5595b8-7426-4790-9e0f-f5c9187be17K/clic-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z France boosts military spending, recruits more youth into the army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/fran-m23.html The army is set to be France’s largest recruiter in the coming year, as the country plunges billions into the armed forces amid a broad military build-up across Europe. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e4b6d66-5382-453c-98ad-f4bced42f15P/fran-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds of unemployed workers apply for jobs in Pittsburgh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/pitt-m23.html Hundreds of people attended a job fair Wednesday to apply for part-time work, paying $10.75 an hour, at Amazon’s newly opened warehouse. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bc58726-e0eb-499a-9dd2-7a15dbb7ef2B/pitt-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z New York mayor de Blasio’s housing plan: An assault on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/hous-m23.html Bill de Blasio’s housing proposal opens the door to privatizing public housing while squeezing more money from low-income residents. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/297d03dc-dbf5-4d24-9c56-3cd87f64f06L/hous-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Despite surplus, California governor releases austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/cali-m23.html The proposal will further undermine public education and maintain cuts to health care programs for low-income families, children and the disabled. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecf14e02-ad17-44d5-b7ca-59d148c20c2N/cali-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z UK rail unions call off strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/rail-m23.html The unions have betrayed a large strike mandate and disarmed rail-workers in the face of a ferocious assault by the incoming Conservative government. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3a7d4fa-428c-4c24-9b87-0a8707b7199M/rail-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Murder of Tamil student sparks protests in northern Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/jaff-m23.html Sinhala extremists have reacted to protests in Jaffna over the killing of an 18-year-old schoolgirl by whipping up anti-Tamil communalism. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9afd94e-a3ff-467a-a432-90b7e339842N/jaff-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z “Münkler-Watch” and the dictatorship of the elites http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/munk-m23.html The attacks on the critics of political science professor Herfried Münkler are now being directed against the freedom of the Internet. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee8747a-401f-41c6-b8d8-34af2aa9434A/munk-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/labo-m23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8932c07d-2ad2-4279-b46c-d39985189beB/labo-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Massive military escalation looms as ISIS advances in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/isis-m22.html The logic of developments in Iraq is leading to the reintroduction of large numbers of American ground troops and a wider war in the Middle East. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e341e85-034d-46f1-8661-5ffc3f18cc0A/isis-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z US intelligence and media fail to debunk Seymour Hersh on bin Laden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/binl-m22.html The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has suddenly, after four years, released documents allegedly obtained during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8003e335-7049-4b14-b685-46904fcaa59P/binl-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/tort-m22.html The court turned the facts and the law upside down to keep evidence of CIA torture and spying on Congress from seeing the light of day. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e87b4d9-5a8e-410d-b101-af2881b87a9C/tort-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Maryland grand jury announces charges against six cops in killing of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/gray-m22.html Gray’s death last month from spinal injuries incurred while in police custody set off an eruption of social anger and the police-military occupation of the city. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0167e664-b5c2-4973-b5ca-09313d04a86E/gray-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Defying USW, striking US oil workers continue to resist company demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/oils-m22.html Workers at Marathon’s Galveston Bay, Texas refinery overwhelmingly defeated an agreement pushed by the United Steelworkers and a federal mediator. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3de187a6-1781-4d96-b6ca-81a8b78a70fJ/oils-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Pipeline rupture causes oil spill in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/barb-m22.html State officials say that at least 21,000 gallons of oil has reached the sea, causing an oil slick that spans nine miles. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed3ea40e-2f30-4fad-8126-2d1dccaea66G/barb-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z New York City mayor de Blasio’s housing plan will do little or nothing for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/hous-m22.html A range of programs supposed to address the lack of affordable housing and homelessness are pathetically inadequate or worse. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f29712c-c395-47cf-962c-098830e50c5P/hous-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives plan to scrap Human Rights Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/huri-m22.html The act is to go the same way as other key elements of international law over which successive governments in the last 15 years have ridden roughshod. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/888b7e0a-567e-4ce9-8b30-c8a9adec3b1C/huri-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ union calls off strike and agrees to arbitration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/gdll-m22.html The strike was called off Thursday, the day before the Bundestag takes up the contentious “contract unity” bill, which would essentially ban strikes by smaller unions in an industry. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73ce8f2c-b7fd-4f36-a36a-eb53b5edd78O/gdll-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Police crackdown on protest in western China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/chin-m22.html The demonstration over plans to re-route a planned rail line away from Linshui county highlights the worsening social crisis in many areas of China. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e954e4-8efa-49e7-97ba-6537ab7d4beE/chin-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Growing danger of landslides in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/land-m22.html The refusal of successive Sri Lankan governments to initiate basic safety measures has led to growing numbers of landslide disasters. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81697d36-b852-42ba-a912-2fce02f2561A/land-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan landslide victims still in makeshift accommodation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/meer-m22.html The situation facing Meeriyabedda Estate landslide victims highlights the desperate social conditions facing Sri Lankan plantation workers and their families. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71f763f0-f01e-4be9-b0e7-2e2856b5de9O/meer-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Why aren’t the banksters in prison? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/pers-m22.html Behind the threadbare trappings of democracy, America increasingly resembles an aristocratic society. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa92087c-09d6-4e3a-8eb3-e12497856c6D/pers-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z “Münkler-Watch” and the reproach of anonymity: A red herring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/munk-m22.html A student blog criticizing the lectures of Herfried Münkler at Humboldt University has been attacked for its anonymity in an effort to distract attention from the real issues at stake. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d34651c-8069-4f5a-8c1b-9c9d37678dcF/munk-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/labo-m22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01a80458-0a4f-4815-a04f-9e8ad09c63dL/labo-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Token fines for banks caught rigging foreign exchange markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/bank-m21.html Wednesday’s announcement was further confirmation that the US and international financial aristocracy is above the law. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dda5d779-545d-453e-8dbb-b89ceb64094F/bank-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Poroshenko says Ukraine is at war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/poro-m21.html Poroshenko’s statement to the BBC points to the explosive confrontation between the Ukrainian regime’s nuclear-armed NATO backers and nuclear-armed Russia. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c619176c-115b-46d5-811c-5bdd78261ceG/poro-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z EU approves military operation against Mediterranean refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/refu-m21.html On Monday, EU foreign and defence ministers agreed to plans for a military intervention against refugees in the Mediterranean and North Africa. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2222879b-6e2d-41db-b397-50b8aff4f8cP/refu-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z German police officer accused of torturing refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/gede-m21.html A federal police officer in Hannover has been accused of assaulting and dragging a shackled detainee and forcing another to eat rancid pork while he was held down on the floor. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ca9905f-f194-4079-978a-ac86b5cc10fE/gede-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Online video exposes French police violence against migrants in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/frpo-m21.html French police were filmed beating migrants and spraying them with pepper spray at a roadside, as they sought to hide in trucks bound for Britain. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37442da1-6c62-415a-a745-62af1ff7366G/frpo-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Greek health workers, journalists, pensioners strike against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/gree-m21.html Public-sector and private-sector unions have worked with successive governments to impose brutal austerity measures. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f62953e7-7b6e-4021-93b3-2965af6cfe1J/gree-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z US brings charges of economic espionage against six Chinese engineers and businessmen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/chin-m21.html The case is a deliberate attempt to increase US-China tensions on the eve of House and Senate votes on an anti-China trade bill. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6c5d40-fe7f-4a16-ac58-b2f8200bf96N/chin-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Supreme Court sides with San Francisco police officers who shot mentally ill woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/scus-m21.html In another decision endorsing police brutality, the Supreme Court granted immunity to officers who shot a mentally ill woman in her home. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72fbdbfe-96d8-4fdf-8bb1-98aee1d5d12L/scus-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z New details undermine police account of deadly shootout in Waco, Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/waco-m21.html Questions are mounting over police claims that biker gangs were solely responsible for the gunfight that killed nine people. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f9061f3-e9b6-45c0-b651-ae0e69eaeffG/waco-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Los Angeles City Council moves to raise minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/losa-m21.html The Los Angeles City Council voted to draft an ordinance to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour by 2020. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc5e63a9-9f4e-4628-ab96-c59cf1852cdM/losa-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z German train drivers launch new strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/germ-m21.html After a six-day walkout earlier this month, German train drivers resumed strikes on freight lines and passenger lines. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9788581-f2bc-4ba0-a2fc-3fd92eb0801I/germ-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Macedonia conflict threatens to destabilise whole of Balkans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/mace-m21.html The South Stream gas pipeline was a major element in Russia’s attempt to reduce its reliance on Ukraine as a transit route for its gas supplies to Europe. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f06f1791-0e47-4bf9-80b3-2f8d25e4e7aJ/mace-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z US prepares to challenge China in the South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/scse-m21.html The <em>Australian</em> reports that “momentum is building strongly in Washington” to fly warplanes or send warships within the 12-mile territorial limit surrounding Chinese-held islets. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78ff7ecf-c672-4600-af4c-bc238afc69aL/scse-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Australian budget boosts spending on war and surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/budg-m21.html While cutting funding for health, education and welfare, the budget increased outlays for overseas military operations, weaponry and war-related intelligence activities. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60278582-0a04-4374-9e24-6f261d1a333P/budg-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z India’s Modi woos and warns China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/indc-m21.html Overshadowing Modi’s entire visit was the heightening of tensions across the Indo-Pacific region as a result of Washington’s “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b79585a-94f3-45d3-9653-2188cd47121H/indc-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/pers-m21.html There is no serious opposition within the ruling elite internationally to the abandonment of democratic procedures and implementation of police state measures. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbcd0fd5-9409-4e1f-9acf-bb55d3aa6b2J/pers-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton, Inc. and the rape of Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/blum-m21.html Revealed in the Blumenthal-Clinton memos is the real nature of the American government: a criminal conspiracy to enrich a ruling oligarchy through war and reaction. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5defad47-b591-40d7-a726-49f9c2e5410J/blum-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z “Frontline” broadcast documents CIA torture program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/fron-m21.html The PBS series’ May 19 episode is a chilling account of the CIA’s torture of hundreds of detainees during the Bush administration. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f7df57c-1287-4dc1-b18a-6ac2770b155G/fron-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Only one in four workers worldwide has a stable job http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/ilor-m20.html Jobs created in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis have been disproportionately contingent and part-time, according to a new report published by the International Labor Organization. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d903dc33-a4a0-41a2-99b5-6f03d1a7661C/ilor-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z