Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ As strikes spread, mass protests demand withdrawal of French labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/fran-m27.html Hundreds of thousands of people marched throughout France Thursday in the eighth nationwide protest against the anti-worker law implemented earlier this month. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f750297d-4103-47e2-8955-6ccc556d27dD/fran-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Stop the CWA betrayal of the Verizon strike! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/28/veri-m27.html Everything depends on the initiative of rank-and-file workers if this heroic fight is not to end up in another betrayal like 2011. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c50b927-f25f-426f-91b6-009f50b3b06H/veri-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Deepening national antagonisms dominate G7 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/pers-m27.html The G7 nations are seeking to ramp up military pressure against China, amid a deepening economic slump and divisions within their own ranks. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a7ee5b0-076e-4d8a-a41f-408fbe7d3a8B/pers-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Over a hundred feared dead as refugee boats sink in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/refu-m27.html The latest tragedies underscore the criminal character of the efforts to seal Europe’s borders to refugees. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f0b9f3-59e3-40c6-a33b-ed55c8cb8b9N/refu-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Greece's Syriza government imposes harsh austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/gree-m27.html Eurogroup finance minister have made clear they will accept no way of dealing with the Greek debt crisis other than continuing attacks on the working class. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c578a66c-5855-4e0d-9575-004c6efeacaC/gree-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Rail strike hits Belgium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/belg-m27.html Rail workers began an indefinite strike Wednesday evening in Belgium, paralysing mass transit and creating traffic jams in Brussels. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37ae830a-3033-4671-9253-d0b29139900I/belg-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z San Diego transit workers in third day of walkout over pay and benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/tran-m27.html The MTS strike follows industrial action by 1,700 San Diego AT&amp;T telecommunications workers. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08a1dcaa-c2ab-4919-88d1-d4855ab53f3F/tran-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z French workers speak out against labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/fran-m27-1.html WSWS reporters spoke to workers during Thursday’s demonstrations in Paris against the “El Khomri” labor reforms. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11acdb0f-2e50-481b-84da-9fbc2160314J/fran-m27-1.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z UAW endorses Clinton, “Wall Street’s presidential darling” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/clin-m27.html The UAW’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton underscores the immense chasm between the corporatist organization and the workers it claims to represent. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69502c37-69ce-4ba7-be0a-58182b0e4d9L/clin-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Workers and students speak on inequality, war at Sanders rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/sand-m27.html The WSWS interviewed attendees at a San Diego rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about the political issues in the 2016 election. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5420b3ed-83b7-4717-8287-cee0441d768A/sand-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z CWA, IBEW maintain silence on talks, continue to isolate Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/veri-m27.html The union executives’ collusion in the information blackout demanded by the Obama administration is a telltale sign that they are preparing a sellout of the embattled Verizon workers. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2df167cd-799e-4513-9e6f-fc245bb903cL/veri-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Louisiana law institutionalizes charter schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/nola-m27.html New Orleans remains the center of the drive for the privatization of education, with a new state law making charter schools permanent under the guise of “local control.” Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91461bd0-b3ea-4baa-b993-0edd3cca6c5O/nola-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Wave of budget cuts throughout Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/lati-m27.html The cuts are an intensification of anti-working class policies already implemented by the so-called “pink tide” governments. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae624b7f-4567-4460-b8a3-22170c24df6G/lati-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Major police operation against Roma in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/roma-m27.html A hundred-strong force of the Berlin police conducted a brutal raid on Roma families protesting against their threatened deportation. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eebd8969-9e7a-424b-a561-0701fe907b7O/roma-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z UK government retreats on including NHS in free trade deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/tory-m27.html An amendment to the Queen’s Speech expressed regret that the government did not include a bill that would protect the NHS from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40741083-4052-419d-b934-f22bf8ddd79G/tory-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z University of Papua New Guinea closed down over student protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/pngs-m27.html Police were called in to suppress month-long protests by students over Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s refusal to step down from office. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fcdc4e8-3310-4a97-a130-c039c8a9904J/pngs-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand budget: Cuts to basic services, billions for the military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/budg-m27.html The budget does nothing to address the crisis in health, education and housing, while significantly increasing spending to prepare the country for war. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26232bbf-553f-4e89-b388-a6ada93c30aD/budg-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z The decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/hiro-m27.html President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima today, but will make no apology for the US dropping of the atomic bomb on the city. The WSWS is republishing an essay that first appeared on the 60th anniversary of that horrible crime. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2e1dee1-36f5-4f6a-b94e-648c7f37b38O/hiro-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Canadian prime minister endorses Japanese position on South China Sea ahead of G7 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/cana-m27.html Canada is deeply implicated in the US-led “pivot” to Asia, and is determined to deepen economic and security ties with Japan. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e40c3f73-c14a-497f-a9ee-327cdbedd92E/cana-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party candidates campaign at Fiat Chrysler Warren Truck plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/warr-m27.html Many autoworkers expressed anger that the United Auto Workers is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for US president. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52551021-9b33-4d78-9a7d-1b09525f786P/warr-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Why is there “no money” for basic social needs? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/mona-m27.html All around the world, governments are seeking to dismantle welfare entitlements, minimum wages, retirement pensions, and access to education and healthcare. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9617167-5979-41c3-9402-3c0463689a1B/mona-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z <em>High-Rise</em>: A film version of J.G. Ballard’s novel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/high-m27.html Like the novel, the film—set in the mid-1970s—begins with its central character calmly sitting on the balcony of his 25th floor apartment eating roast dog. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c277357-c5af-4f5a-9125-99703e05906I/high-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/wkrs-m27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/751c38f7-9a90-4302-80ce-b2c37e03ae5G/wkrs-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Attend the May 31 SEP election meeting: “Battlefield Detroit” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/dvid-j01.html There’s a war going on in America, and it’s a class war. Detroit is a central battleground. Unite all workers in a fight back! Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf0f9b36-de8c-4e67-ab18-ca8be2595bbM/dvid-j01.html 2016-05-27T04:00:00Z Strike wave against austerity spreads in France, Belgium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/fran-m26.html Police repression of anti-austerity protests in France and Belgium is enraging workers and driving broader layers of the working class into struggle. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef97591b-57b6-456b-8a7b-3db3fe4a2acE/fran-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party’s labor reform boosts far-right National Front http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/nati-m26.html The far-right party can only profit from the Socialist Party’s ruthless austerity policy due to the reactionary role of the pseudo-left organisations. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3916d2ef-5d60-4a5e-b9cd-cf7436b8b2cL/nati-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Thousands of civilians in danger as US-backed forces mount offensives in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/iraq-m26.html The offensives launched by US-backed forces on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border threaten to deepen the region’s crisis. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95a58c0f-7fcb-46b0-9aa0-818c556314aK/iraq-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z CWA ends San Diego AT&amp;T strike to further isolate Verizon fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/atat-m26.html The Communications Workers of America shut down the strike by AT&amp;T West on Tuesday in an effort to block a wider strike by telecom workers on both coasts. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a90b01-4472-431d-a64a-e4982deefb8B/atat-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Over 1,000 protest outside Trump rally in Albuquerque http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/albq-m26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to participants in the Albuquerque protest. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abcc3743-1e02-453b-9451-685e4173c7dL/albq-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z California Governor Jerry Brown backs $2 billion plan to deal with the state’s homeless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/home-m26.html The proposal, based on a 20- to 30-year bond, does not address the root causes of homelessness. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea2a8c05-713b-482d-8d2c-ee4d1744a0dP/home-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Public meetings on the Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/sepa-m26.html The candidates will explain the socialist and internationalist program for which the SEP is fighting in opposition to Labor, the Liberals, the Greens and every other capitalist party. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97d55417-e76e-42f6-b689-16344cb3054A/sepa-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Military and security figures take opposing sides in UK referendum on European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/mili-m26.html The various military officials and spy chiefs backing either side in the Brexit campaign are all committed to defending British and US imperialism, particularly in the conflict with Russia. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11300e40-21d3-4e0e-9e00-a3a7d73f47aG/mili-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z German chancellor boosts anti-refugee deal in visit to Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/merk-m26.html Angela Merkel traveled to Turkey last week in an attempt to shore up the deal stuck between Turkey and the EU to block refugees from entering Europe. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/746fbd21-30a4-4d1c-8d2c-e87d23e27d5D/merk-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung lobbies for militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/germ-m26.html The mouthpiece of the Frankfurt banks has provided a platform for former general Wolf Poulet to advocate an aggressive German war policy. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66124d24-641b-4e0e-b474-00742f26d9dG/germ-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Swedish court refuses to drop arrest warrant for Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/assa-m26.html The Stockholm Court rejected the conclusion of a United Nations working group that Assange has been arbitrarily detained in violation of international human rights conventions. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/054b14f0-0317-4a48-9d07-b0ac7c52252F/assa-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Nepal accuses India of attempting regime change in Kathmandu http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/nepl-m26.html The sharp tensions between New Delhi and Kathmandu are a result of the intensifying geo-political rivalry between India and China. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38405b00-5910-421b-8ef8-8c152b61201D/nepl-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z UK rich just keep getting richer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/rich-m26.html The fortunes accrued by 120 billionaires account for 60 percent of the wealth of the 1,000 richest people in Britain and Northern Ireland. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14a95ea3-e68f-49cd-9d9e-a284c3e0609H/rich-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Mobilize European workers to defend French strikers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/pers-m26.html The most powerful ally of workers struggling against pro-austerity governments in France, Belgium and Greece is the European and international working class. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ada6fdad-2f03-4953-8511-4ad93f16be8M/pers-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z The Brexit referendum, socialism and the European working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/juli-m26.html The following is a speech delivered to public meetings by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP, on the Party’s campaign for an active boycott of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bd0359b-4e58-420b-aea9-9f665640dd2C/juli-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!—Socialism versus left nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/ukmt-m26.html The Socialist Equality Party is holding a series of public meetings in cities across the UK in May and June as part of its campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce290217-8d83-4ced-aec4-ea54aa63b95H/ukmt-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z SEP election meeting: Detroit is a battlefield in a war on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/dtmt-m26.html At this meeting on May 31, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will speak about the critical issues facing workers and youth. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5eb77c9-9c3c-4045-8be6-0492c308aaeI/dtmt-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Young people in America: A lost generation stuck at home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/youn-m26.html A Pew report released on the share of young people living with their parents sheds new light on the difficulties facing millions who are barely scraping by. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71400da3-bef5-4f45-8f9c-cfa8f34edf5G/youn-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Australian election: Military spending is war preparation, not “industry policy” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/defe-m26.html The greatest expenditure on hardware for the Australian military since World War II is being cynically portrayed as a public works program. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c89bdaf-b49a-42e9-81dc-f6dd958e48dP/defe-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z International finance capital and the strikes in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/pers-m25.html The aim of the “structural reforms” demanded by the IMF and the financial elites is the destruction of all the social gains of the European working class won in the past seven decades. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37307a55-90d4-4ba1-b5f6-8d379e2d1e0I/pers-m25.html 2016-05-25T06:00:00Z French government seeks to crush strikes against labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/fran-m25.html A number of strikers were wounded when security forces assaulted workers blockading oil installations at the Fos-sur-Mer port near Marseille. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc54c271-6b60-410f-ad5c-32e1d03ef4dP/fran-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Workers speak on police crackdown against oil protest in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/fren-m25.html Dockworkers and students described a "war scene" as hundreds of riot police attacked demonstrators in Marseillaise with tear gas and batons. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dab7bbc-5dd7-4f7b-988a-bff0ee88202O/fren-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z With Verizon sticking to demands, workers look to break CWA isolation of strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/veri-m25.html Verizon's chief executive officer made it clear at a conference of telecom executives Tuesday that the company will not back down on its demands for sweeping job cuts and concessions. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18123835-f9b0-439c-a038-bec852e1f1cM/veri-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Video: AT&amp;T workers in San Diego on strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/attv-m25.html The WSWS spoke to some of the 1,700 striking AT&amp;T workers about the political issues involved in their strike and the ongoing strike of 39,000 workers at Verizon. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73aa27a9-f03f-4b5b-98d2-e2d8d931460M/attv-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Clinton refuses to debate Sanders ahead of California primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/clin-m25.html The Clinton campaign is angered that Sanders' continued presence is hindering it from executing the turn to the right planned for the general election. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/710e25c2-7811-416e-9f0c-64242072f17O/clin-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Sanders softens criticism of Clinton at Los Angeles-area rallies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/sand-m25.html Reporters from the WSWS spoke with Sanders supporters at the Santa Monica rally on Monday. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2cb0caa-1e19-4114-81e5-b825e477a59J/sand-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Obama appeals for closer US-Vietnamese ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/viet-m25.html In return for lifting the arms embargo, Obama undoubtedly extracted commitments from Hanoi to align more closely with Washington against Beijing. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ce12333-b7ec-4a52-a0f3-fcc85ea9aaeJ/viet-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Netanyahu seeks to shore up Israeli government with far-right alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/isra-m25.html The shift to the right by what is already the most right-wing government in Israel’s history has caused consternation among Israel’s political and military establishment. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c934aed-c998-4f47-81ac-996b5247ce2G/isra-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Greek Syriza government orders clearing of Idomeni refugee camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/gree-m25.html Special forces and police have forcibly removed all refugees, who have struggled to survive there for months, from the camp. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb10e267-fde6-447c-ac47-b1c2eb1c28eN/gree-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Australian Treasury issues a blunt demand for austerity offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/pefo-m25.html The warning points to the reality of economic slump that all the parties of the political establishment are trying to keep hidden from public view until after the election. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9fffd74-72dc-46ed-9dad-98f6ece57b8M/pefo-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan flood and landslide deaths continue to climb http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/flod-m25.html Apart from perfunctory warnings for the public to be “vigilant,” the Sri Lankan government took no serious measures to lessen the cyclone’s impact. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5436a8bd-ab3a-42e3-ba76-978dee2a0a2O/flod-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Colombo flood victims speak to the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/colm-m25.html Thousands of working class and poor families are currently living in makeshift accommodation and other shelters on higher ground. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84709c94-9183-43de-84eb-6568ad94cfdD/colm-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Further evidence of ties between German neo-Nazi group and domestic intelligence agency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/nsug-m25.html How could 10 murders, bomb attacks and a series of bank robberies take place under the noses of the police and intelligence agencies? Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9d7d4c6-184d-4e42-aefd-603a6656e92G/nsug-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z 1980 Oktoberfest bombing: German government and secret service still withholding information http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/okto-m25.html For over a year, the Secret Service has refused to publish files relating to the bombing of the Munich Oktoberfest 35 years ago. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc30c0d-f61c-4d25-908f-7b962d5750bG/okto-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Belgian prison wardens strike met with government repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/pris-m25.html The government plans to shrink the public sector by 20 percent, with pay and staffing being cut by 10 percent by 2020 overall. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc120517-d12b-489b-8bc8-7f6d3fb3f3fN/pris-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z UK: Left Leave campaign lays out its nationalist agenda in Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/lexi-m25.html In speech after speech at a recent Left Leave meeting, the national division of the working class was portrayed as the sole means of opposing imperialism. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e5f1b74-88ea-4f75-8e04-ad12eface8eF/lexi-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks with locked out Honeywell workers in Indiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/vide-m25.html Workers at Honeywell International have been locked out since May 9, after rejecting the company’s demands for slashing health care and other benefits. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88c1da9f-b010-4a31-aeb5-34efd85ac5fO/vide-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z <em>Cash Only</em>: What interests contemporary filmmakers and what doesn’t http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/cash-m25.html <em>Cash Only</em> is an independent American film set in the Detroit area. The film takes place in the Albanian community. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ac9b728-c7bf-4d5f-88a9-bec5490f564D/cash-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Spate of deaths in New Zealand’s forestry industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/nzfo-j01.html Four workers and one child have died at forestry sites so far this year, exposing claims that the industry’s safety record has improved since 10 workers died in 2013. Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57e68483-00bb-4898-9566-71056cc28f6E/nzfo-j01.html 2016-05-24T06:00:00Z Growing signs of a resurgence of class conflict in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/work-m24.html The growth of the class struggle in the US poses the need for a unified fight by the working class against the capitalist system and the two big business parties that defend it. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ed72477-eb66-4fc8-b002-f07695f5f8cK/work-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z US military returns to Vietnam http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/pers-m24.html Obama’s lifting of the four-decade-old arms embargo is aimed at preparing new and even more bloody wars in Asia. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ef52b33-af16-44e7-971c-7baceee1644C/pers-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Striking AT&amp;T West workers declare support for Verizon struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/atat-m24.html AT&amp;T West workers in San Diego, California are now entering the fifth day of a strike over working conditions and the corporate offensive against pensions and wages. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82066198-d450-4674-a346-9b8a761d328J/atat-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Nurses at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s prepare strike vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/bost-m24.html The May 31 vote will determine whether 3,300 nurses at one of the country’s leading hospitals go on strike. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/608e5e54-3672-4c65-afbb-72e2ba92746B/bost-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Baltimore police officer on trial for the death of Freddie Gray found not guilty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/balt-m24.html Freddie Gray died in April of last year from severe spinal injuries after being given a “rough ride” in the back of a Baltimore police vehicle. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fd167a7-8406-425a-bf39-91e6c59758dE/balt-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z US assassination of Taliban leader signals escalation of Afghanistan-Pakistan war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/afgh-m24.html The killing of Mansour occurred in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, which was previously off-limits to US strikes due to opposition from sections of the Pakistani state. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/321cc8af-3b89-4fbc-b99a-4d98e120162K/afgh-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z US-backed offensive to seize Iraqi city of Fallujah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/iraq-m24.html Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is desperately seeking to shore up his fragile government. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fcbe96a-c707-4e4c-b144-efd938245f8B/iraq-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Canadian ruling elite applauds Liberal government for securing seat at Syria peace talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/cana-m24.html Canada’s seat at the table has been secured through its services rendered in the US-led military operations in the Middle East. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/002ff37d-b143-47ec-ac02-c7eafcf4d0fG/cana-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Lessons of the Austrian presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/aust-m24.html The Austrian presidential election narrowly avoided an outcome in which, for the first time since 1945, an extreme right-wing politician would have entered the highest office in a Western European state. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79dae268-3e48-4f57-adfb-c3023f3df47M/aust-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Sanders backs ouster of Democratic Party chair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/sand-m24.html The conflict within the Democratic Party is intensifying even as Sanders signals his intention to endorse Hillary Clinton after the final primary contests. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceea426a-5ed0-4daa-a435-f82c5e48594J/sand-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Dormitory fire kills 17 children in Thailand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/thai-m24.html The fire in a Chiang Rai school dormitory is the latest tragedy caused by the lack of proper building and safety standards. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/947a15c7-60ef-4839-83df-8b2f3da3345E/thai-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Lack of safety technology contributed to 2015 Amtrak crash in Philadelphia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/dels-m24.html The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a distracted train operator and lack of safety technology caused the crash that killed eight people. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b019334a-db7a-462a-bab7-e125b7f2c71K/dels-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Australian government’s “internship” program: An attack on young people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/path-m24.html Young people are a central target of the austerity agenda that will be deepened by whichever party forms government after the July 2 elections. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75380ad0-10f5-42da-b94b-cdd346ab78eO/path-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Julian Assange challenges anti-democratic “no platform” campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/assa-m24.html The Sheffield meeting was a victory over efforts to silence Assange and close down debate on fundamental issues surrounding the escalation of militarism and war. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d99f6ad5-5229-49df-814a-a0afd613411H/assa-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z The Venezuelan pseudo-left and the debacle of Chavismo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/vene-m24.html With Venezuela’s economy in free fall, the pseudo left is defending the PSUV government as it faces mounting working class opposition. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26fdcbeb-a289-4773-811c-ee80ee132f2E/vene-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/wkrs-m24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c24bdb99-680f-4387-9c57-b24ccaa0481J/wkrs-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Currency conflicts surface at G-7 meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/usja-m23.html As with other major economic summits in the recent period, the weekend meeting of the G-7 could reach no agreement on co-ordinated measures to halt the stagnation of the global economy. Mon, 23 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9575a8d4-8761-4ddb-bdf6-c3bb36e92c4J/usja-m23.html 2016-05-23T06:00:00Z AT&amp;T West strike in San Diego begins to break CWA isolation of Verizon struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/atat-m23-1.html Despite the efforts of the CWA and other unions, telecom workers are striving to carry out national action against the attacks on their jobs and living standards. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a0379fa-3ca9-45aa-a326-2f8240a9064B/atat-m23-1.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z The capitalist crisis and the defense of democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/pers-m23.html Underlying the global breakdown of democratic institutions is the world economic crisis, the growth of militarism and war, and, above all, the intensification of the class struggle. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a37de6df-0485-42b3-b0f8-03cdb41ecd4E/pers-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z AT&amp;T West strike in San Diego begins to break CWA isolation of Verizon struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/atat-m23.html Despite the efforts of the CWA and other unions, telecom workers are striving to carry out national action against the attacks on their jobs and living standards. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbfe2ed4-feff-44f0-ba64-3a8bd3e9401E/atat-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Close race in Austrian presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/aust-m23.html After the casting of 4.4 million votes, the two candidates are separated by only 3,000, according to projected results. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93e9a6e9-9b96-45fc-b7e5-e89c366a815L/aust-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Oil workers mobilise against French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/stri-m23.html The Socialist Party is sending riot police to break up refinery strikes as they cause fuel shortages across France. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bea98616-3b86-4be4-bce1-c0c3ca6ca12K/stri-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Syriza government pushes through new austerity package in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/syriza-m23.html The rightward shift of the pseudo-left Syriza has reached a new peak with the passage of an austerity bill that contains unprecedented cuts to social spending. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62509623-ff9b-4b14-afa6-583181d3559N/syriza-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Obama seeks Vietnam military ties amid rising tensions with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/viet-m23.html Part of the discussions in Hanoi will involve the pre-positioning of US military hardware at bases used four decades ago to wage war on the Vietnamese people. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/554fef1b-771f-499a-beb9-59aa101cbdaI/viet-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders campaigns in San Diego, California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/sdgo-m23.html Sanders stopped in San Diego, California, for a two-day campaign swing, including a rally Saturday night in National City, near the US-Mexico border, where he addressed a crowd of some 10,000. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07dfafa1-9c4a-4491-bb91-bfdb5ef091dA/sdgo-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z George Galloway backs “Left Leave” and urges alliance with UK Independence Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/gall-m23.html ”Left Leave” is a mechanism for transmitting the most degraded and right-wing nationalist sentiments into the working class. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1480c8d1-866e-4da8-84a0-5dd06d338b1A/gall-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung demands military deterrence against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/nato-m23.html In the lead-up to the NATO summit in Poland in early July the professional warmongers in the German media are intensifying calls for a military build-up in Eastern Europe. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49dce65d-17c7-46cf-ad4a-e79040667daD/nato-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Oklahoma governor vetoes bill that would make performing abortions a felony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/okla-m23.html If passed, SB1552 would have been the most sweeping anti-abortion bill in any US state since the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccbae47b-0f53-4aa3-8ae5-0edc679a1cbO/okla-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court avoids ruling on corporate religious objections to birth control http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/cour-m23.html The Zubik case highlights the unprincipled prostration of the entire political establishment before the protracted assault on the separation of church and state. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa49809b-4a07-430a-beca-0ccdb651a31E/cour-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses demonstrate against health care cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/nurs-m23.html Allina Health has demanded nurses give up their current union health care plans and replace them with the company’s more expensive program. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6b26a00-e19c-445b-811f-ead33a306dcB/nurs-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Support the Socialist Equality Party 2016 election campaign! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/seps-m23.html The SEP’s campaign is directed to the ever growing number of workers and young people who want a genuine alternative. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a52ee1fb-160d-4ea4-a284-da24b5c9665N/seps-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Detroit's Cass Technical High School students oppose police brutality, support teachers struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/cass-m23.html A video of an assault by a Detroit Public Schools police officer was widely discussed among students who opposed the attack and connected it to the broader issues of police repression. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f681d45-875f-45da-ab2a-855e0915b94K/cass-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z The SEP candidates in the 2016 Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/cand-m23.html The Socialist Equality Party is standing a Senate group in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, and candidates in the electorates of Grayndler and Blaxland in Sydney and Wills in Melbourne. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16f077c6-2064-42b7-a983-3dcef60c4f7F/cand-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z <em>Captain America: Civil War</em>—A waste of resources, technology and human skill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/capt-m23.html What are these performers doing in this film? Is there any major film actor at present who would say “No” to this sort of project? Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/758ed912-ef2d-4812-9927-a0d10946b59L/capt-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate visits locked-out Honeywell workers in Indiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/hone-m23.html More than 300 workers in South Bend, Indiana have been locked out since May 9, after they overwhelming rejected the aerospace component giant’s “last, best and final offer.” Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfcab359-2460-4698-a3e9-06fe768d423J/hone-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 23-29 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/twih-m23.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ad1acaf-6491-443c-a471-c0815563787N/twih-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z While cause of Egypt Air crash remains unknown, terror scare mounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/egyp-m21.html The US and Europe are are seizing on the incident to justify an escalation of their military operations. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af8c93d5-47b2-41d4-b70e-8e51bc8fd0eI/egyp-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z US prepares troop deployment to Libya amid fight for oil fields http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/liby-m21.html The Pentagon’s top general said troops could be sent “any day” once there was a formal request from the Western-backed regime in Tripoli. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf19a2cc-a7ba-444d-8cff-26acdcdc105G/liby-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Retired British general predicts war with Russia, denounces Cameron government as “semi-pacifist” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/russ-m21.html Shirreff urges class war at home and public spending cuts to fund massive increases in military spending. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efffeb8b-6cbe-4ae6-9d5d-1f5234ac43bJ/russ-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z WSWS reporters visit landslide victims in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/flod-m21.html Survivors expressed no confidence in the government’s ability to solve the problem of landslides. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc1492a7-769b-42b7-9cc4-edcc7edca93P/flod-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Clinton calls Trump “unqualified” to be commander-in-chief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/clin-m21.html The Democratic frontrunner is appealing to Republican warhawks and neo-conservatives to support her against her likely Republican opponent. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/128c61fc-0634-48af-b165-dab50a544e6I/clin-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Congressional Democrats call for end to Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/veri-m21.html President Obama, Congressional Democrats and the unions are intent on wrapping up the Verizon strike before it becomes the catalyst for a broader movement of the working class. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c632c512-cfc8-409a-b5cc-d165e421da7K/veri-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Verizon strikers denounce federal mediation, CWA news blackout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/intr-m21.html Workers said they were determined to defeat any attempt by the unions to repeat the sellout of 2011, when the CWA and IBEW ended a strike without a contract. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f22e713e-f64a-4353-8bff-bceeb2dc48dD/intr-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z San Francisco police chief resigns after cops kill unarmed woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/sfpd-m21.html Amid repeated killings and scandals, the city administration looks to make a cosmetic change to its police force. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9930c0c-727f-4593-a467-406d0eeea41B/sfpd-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Sports Authority to close all stores, lay off 16,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/spor-m21.html The announcement by Sports Authority (SA) follows a wave of recent closures from other retail companies. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/239abc94-3232-44de-a3e1-345657ab065G/spor-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Thousands of oil workers evacuated as Alberta wildfire spreads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/wild-m21.html Alberta Premier Rachel Notley presented a timeline for residents to return to Fort McMurray, but the flare-up of the fire again this week could push this back. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d44f428b-950f-44be-989f-9a9f051f1b0N/wild-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z German Social Democratic Party in free-fall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/germ-m21.html The SPD’s collapse in the polls is the product of the right-wing, anti-social and militarist policies the party has pursued for years. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac5a6961-3cc4-4147-bd55-f2807696156O/germ-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Australia: NSW government accelerates privatisation of prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/nswp-m21.html The state’s prison policy is part of a global process of higher imprisonment rates and commercial exploitation of public facilities. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38f43ad2-c80c-4296-ad36-8fb501b6fddJ/nswp-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Local campuses disaffiliate from British National Union of Students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/stud-m21.html The ahistorical, irrational and racialised policies of the pseudo-left have opened the way for an assault on the NUS from the right. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/becd9231-c20e-4146-badf-4943535274cC/stud-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z A resurgence of class struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/pers-m21.html The revival of the class struggle is finding political expression in the turn by workers against all of the parties of the official “left” that are backed by the trade unions. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/714a9782-b239-4938-a520-b416f7d90bfK/pers-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Race and class in American history: A reply to a false explanation of the Trump phenomenon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/race-m21.html An op-ed published this week in the <em>New York Times</em> provides an opportunity to consider the history of class struggle in America and the role of identity politics in dividing the working class. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd8da8bd-eaad-4fac-adb1-8953f8e917fM/race-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/21/labo-m21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58ba89f5-cc25-40a7-a569-4176c4d896dN/labo-m21.html 2016-05-21T05:00:00Z Australian Federal Police raid Labor Party frontbencher http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/raid-m20.html Raids conducted by the police have been denounced as “extraordinary and unprecedented” in an election campaign. Fri, 20 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24058b24-7169-42b3-9d6c-49efd109a86C/raid-m20.html 2016-05-20T06:00:00Z French parliament extends state of emergency amid rising protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/stat-m20.html Contrary to official claims, the state of emergency is not aimed at Islamist terrorism, but at growing opposition in the working class to social austerity and military and police violence. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71c3f90f-fe64-47b9-a9f7-309dcd32474O/stat-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Strikes and protests mount against French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/prot-m20.html The protest and strikes are mounting against the unpopular labor law, imposed by the Socialist Party government without a parliamentary vote Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/defb6281-87ef-4725-b172-752751fd3c2P/prot-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z A pittance for Zika, $600 billion for the Pentagon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/pers-m20.html The priority of the ruling class and its political representatives is not the protection and wellbeing of the vast majority of Americans, but funding the gigantic US military apparatus. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7669ff85-9c6a-4b46-b336-c78574b1e0aJ/pers-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Spy plane “intercept” highlights US push for South China Sea confrontation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/scse-m20.html Allegations that Chinese aircraft “unsafely” intercepted a US surveillance plane underscore Pentagon calls for a “trigger” for conflict with China. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8da8cb5e-d1bf-4367-867c-c3a2d720d1cP/scse-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z US and NATO leaders say EgyptAir Flight 804 was bombed, vow military response http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/egyp-m20.html Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton demanded an escalation of the war in Iraq and Syria in response to the destruction of the Cairo-bound jetliner. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43031b12-6f7d-47c0-bad4-a349a572aabJ/egyp-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Hundreds feared dead in Sri Lankan landslides and floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/flod-m20.html Disaster victims have blamed the government and other authorities for not providing adequate relief or moving residents to safe places. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5089e4e-18d9-4d3e-9731-906dacf0fb3N/flod-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z US media steps up witch-hunt over claims of Sanders “violence” in Nevada http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/sand-m20.html The bogus claims of violence and harassment have now reached the front page of the <em>New York Times</em> and the editorial page of the <em>Washington Post</em>. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e565b319-b864-4adc-931c-160cf492e61M/sand-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Growing anger among Verizon strikers as CWA and IBEW prepare sellout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/veri-m20.html After telling workers they would not accede to Verizon’s demands for a federal mediator, the CWA and the IBEW agreed to mediation as talks restarted Tuesday. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c78af89d-a559-4cc6-a1ff-30e2a147ab7P/veri-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z As CWA prepares sellout, Verizon strikers discuss way forward on WSWS online call http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/ver2-m20.html Verizon strikers from throughout the East Coast of the United States discussed and debated the way forward during a two-hour call hosted by the WSWS <em>Verizon Strike Newsletter</em>. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57df8907-0ac9-4b6f-9e8b-5d2c434a440M/ver2-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Obama overtime rule to go in effect this December http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/over-m20.html The expansion of eligibility for overtime pay has many loopholes and will only affect a small portion of the workforce. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6849b0f8-c776-44ca-a48e-6a7fcc6550fF/over-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z AFL-CIO report points to continued social polarization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/ceop-m20.html The typical Fortune 500 CEO took in $12.4 million last year, 355 times the pay of an average non-supervisory worker. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2d4e583-586f-4ad3-9973-2c796ae60feM/ceop-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z New York police gun down mentally unstable man in midtown Manhattan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/nypd-m20.html Police fired nine shots at a busy intersection Wednesday morning, killing one and injuring another. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ef592f3-38af-41ad-b39f-cf007756b56D/nypd-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Syriza government uses tear gas and stun grenades against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/atta-m20.html The violence deployed against helpless and desperate refugees fleeing wars most clearly exposes the class character of the current government in Greece. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65319e85-f438-44a1-a64a-f7023dd005fG/atta-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Austrian presidential run-off offers no alternative http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/aust-m20.html Many conservatives are backing Green candidate Van der Bellen because they see him as best able to carry out austerity measures. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/729c971c-d969-4d46-b225-ac791c6af7fN/aust-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/wkrs-m20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98a564da-405d-4656-990c-0ea48af5094F/wkrs-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z UK: BMA agrees sell-out contract to end junior doctors dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/docs-m20.html Junior doctors have reacted angrily to a proposed contract that is even worse than the one they previously rejected by an overwhelming margin. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ca7608c-e6e2-45fe-b96a-958dcff12afB/docs-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Break the CWA’s isolation of the Verizon strike! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/verj-m20.html The five-week strike by 40,000 Verizon workers can only be taken forward by mobilizing the strength of the entire working class. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79911c38-9a3b-4f08-be4e-d3151559216J/verj-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Why the South China Sea tensions were removed from Australian Greens’ speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/dina-m20.html Richard Di Natale’s foreign policy speech was edited to remove anything that could have been interpreted as a challenge to the Australian ruling elite’s preparations for war against China. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b000f40-c53d-4e92-af23-34b8b7ac9c9C/dina-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z <em>Maggie’s Plan</em>, <em>Frank &amp; Lola</em>, along with Dreyer’s <em>Vampyr</em> (1932) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/sff4-m20.html Some not very good new films—and better old ones. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13384447-9693-484c-ac78-9192fc7e46dK/sff4-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z Outrage erupts at Flint meeting of pipeline board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/20/kwam-m20.html Residents of Flint spoke out in anger during a board meeting of the KWA pipeline authority. Fri, 20 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d89976f-bb1c-4667-aee5-b15f126cb3fA/kwam-m20.html 2016-05-20T05:00:00Z French government backs neo-fascist protest against opposition to labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/psfn-m19.html Wednesday’s protest, organised by a police union close to the neo-fascist National Front, was aimed at intimidating broad popular opposition to the Socialist Party's labor reform. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60a6b06a-9506-43a3-a265-4b277c232f4L/psfn-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z Democratic Party establishment witch-hunts Sanders’ supporters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/pers-m19.html The political and media uproar over the Nevada state Democratic Party convention is an entirely manufactured provocation. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3cc90c8-836c-4e46-9779-3af62821d45E/pers-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z NATO rearmament in Eastern Europe increases danger of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/nato-m19.html In the run-up to its July summit in Warsaw, NATO is building up its capabilities in Eastern Europe, heightening the danger of a nuclear conflict with Russia. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f1c0cac-6563-4696-8662-6c75411f80eC/nato-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z German government steps up military intervention in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/mali-m19.html Separate missions in Mali and the Horn of Africa are aimed at strengthening Germany’s economic and strategic interests in Africa by military means. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7db8cba6-23c9-4bb3-beaa-9301d60d131P/mali-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z Queen’s Speech 2016: UK Conservatives continue agenda of austerity and repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/quee-m19.html The government’s legislative programme for the next year includes new powers for the state under the guise of tackling “extremism” and the abolition of the Human Rights Act. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43d5f235-9778-4a00-a44f-4bdeb696e5aK/quee-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z CWA, Verizon impose blackout on contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/veri-m19.html The federal mediator overseeing contract talks, Allison Beck, is a tried and tested representative of the corporate establishment. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2bfe3bd-ef78-4b39-9ef2-6e6a0e746acD/veri-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z Many dead or missing after landslides in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/sril-m19.html Successive governments have done nothing to mitigate the death and destruction caused by annual monsoonal rains. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ec46883-8085-47e0-b3ba-1319215f18eH/sril-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z New evidence reveals state of Michigan helped to push Flint into pipeline deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/kwas-m19.html A “sweetheart” state environmental order was issued to ensure that bond attorneys for the new pipeline would face no financial obstacles to Flint’s signing on to the project. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76b83794-e0c5-4256-b970-028847c4137C/kwas-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z Venezuela’s right appeals to military amid mounting tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/vene-m19.html While participation in the right wing’s protests has been scant, unrest is spreading in working class areas. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3a8e4aa-20a4-4843-9a7a-865ccb59d81A/vene-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z Teachers in widespread walkouts in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/mexi-m19.html The strike is in opposition to a 2013 law that gave new powers to the government to monitor, test and fire teachers en masse. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85320772-a86b-4141-917d-c0694c62d9eJ/mexi-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z Panama Papers: Further revelations about New Zealand’s role as a tax haven http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/pana-m19.html Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca promoted New Zealand to its wealthy clients, including some allegedly involved in illegal activity and one who assisted in the looting of Iraq. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26701130-fcbb-421c-b904-3c28de8e1afL/pana-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z Australia: Fairfax Media imposes forced redundancies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/ffax-m19.html Amid threatened government legal action against its workers for striking, one of the country’s largest media corporations last week began sacking editorial staff across two states. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dacc3cd-515a-43b4-b35c-56648c1b32aP/ffax-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z A further comment on the death of David King, socialist and artist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/19/dkin-m19.html King was a brilliant graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, archivist, researcher, editor, historian and art collector. Thu, 19 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11bd91dc-4c73-4977-a280-d887a348b18G/dkin-m19.html 2016-05-19T05:00:00Z US and its allies threaten escalation of Syrian war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/syri-m18.html The failure to set a date for the resumption of talks points to the continuation of a conflict that threatens to spill over into a wider war involving the US and Russia. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c0ae498-30b0-43d5-94aa-d293ef5c9a3E/syri-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z The controversy in the US over transgender access to public bathrooms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/pers-m18.html The actions of the Democrats with respect to the North Carolina “bathroom bill” reflect their strategy of using identity politics to provide a cover for their right-wing and anti-democratic policies. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2475ca6-28f5-4002-873b-ed608bb60a2N/pers-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z US forces in combat in Somalia as AFRICOM plans for war across continent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/afri-m18.html Washington is preparing interventions throughout sub-Saharan Africa, where the US military’s Africa Command is currently examining a dozen locations for new bases. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db2a15eb-010b-4f9e-912c-d67e5adca21A/afri-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Defying police repression, protests continue against French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/hops-m18.html In the run-up to a rail strike planned for Wednesday, sections of truck drivers joined youth protesting the reactionary French labour law imposed by the Socialist Party government. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3fd63c7-a22d-4657-97e1-f95b410a997I/hops-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Sanders’ strong showing in Oregon, Kentucky extends Democratic presidential contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/dems-m18.html After winning in Oregon and virtually tying Hillary Clinton in Kentucky, Bernie Sanders said he would continue his campaign through the last primary and into the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/caf1ce22-de57-4c80-8a54-36ecd1209faM/dems-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Canadian ruling elite divided over prospect of Trump presidency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/cana-m18.html While a majority of the political and media establishment is concerned by the rise of Trump, a significant section believes his presidency offers benefits for Canada. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f5c3337-f16a-4845-8ea4-e8159195a0bI/cana-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Growing warnings over Chinese debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/econ-m18.html The IMF has reported that one sixth of Chinese business loans are on the books of companies earning less revenue than their interest payments. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd8653b2-b24e-431a-9bfe-3035e6da1c0G/econ-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z CWA agrees to federal mediator, prepares sellout of Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/veri-m18.html The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers agreed to a federal mediator during talks overseen by the Obama administration. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d84a7839-333c-421a-9cb9-a9e385d4f97P/veri-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Boston Public Schools students walk out over budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/bost-m18.html More than one thousand students walked out of classes Tuesday for the second protest this year against budget cuts that threaten student services and teachers’ jobs. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc802491-4b95-43bb-a404-76f2f1134b0C/bost-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z UK: Gap in life expectancy between rich and poor widens for first time since 1870 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/life-m18.html The growing discrepancy in life expectancy between the rich and poor is the result of decades of attacks on jobs, wages and living standards. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33f470fa-79de-4c8b-90df-11fe178e60aJ/life-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z One third of London renters sinking into debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/hous-m18.html Last year, one in five families was forced to move home in the capital. Rent has soared 20 percent over the past five years, while average pay has increased only 2 percent. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67eaee58-239a-459f-a12b-1427f9bdc86B/hous-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z UN officials say torture is “common practice” in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/unsl-m18.html The revelations constitute a damning exposure of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government’s claims to defend democratic rights. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dab6f42-23de-4c6a-9682-57b8f04338bG/unsl-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Australian Greens leader criticises the US alliance—without mentioning China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/lowy-m18.html While denouncing aspects of the US-Australia alliance, Di Natale stopped short of raising the preparations for war against China or the crisis in the South China Sea. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24f7a4eb-0101-49d4-a3fb-8f77a88f615I/lowy-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Germany: How the pseudo-left justify the Left Party’s shift to the right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/link-m18.html The pseudo-left groups which either work in or around the Left Party have assumed the task of defending its rightward shift. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e28f07b-0acb-4944-a90c-1327ef2c73fI/link-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z <em>Money Monster</em>: Who are the criminals? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/mons-m18.html <em>Money Monster</em> is the latest film to depict the consequences of the 2008 financial crash and the criminal manipulations of the financial elite. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59a5eb83-e108-4211-b5de-23dc69330adL/mons-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Who’s who in the Flint water crisis: Part three http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/18/who3-m18.html The final part in our series profiling the major figures in the crisis focuses on those who conspired to cover up the devastating effects of the lead exposure. Wed, 18 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/627c9c32-cffd-4b02-82a2-d2b04078204H/who3-m18.html 2016-05-18T05:00:00Z Maduro government imposes state of emergency in Venezuela http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/vene-m17.html While the Venezuelan president said that the decree was aimed at “international and national threats,” the most pressing challenge to his government comes from the working class. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8d59fec-15eb-47e2-9794-a1bbca6cacfK/vene-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z The political struggle facing Verizon workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/pers-m17.html The month-long strike by 40,000 workers at Verizon Communications in the eastern United States is at a critical juncture. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99b5f498-605c-49e7-8633-8b7b3c64555F/pers-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Duterte offers cabinet posts to Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/phil-m17.html The president-elect has vowed to restore hangings and not to back down on the country’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32b4072c-089c-4c5f-9f9f-04f620fb160H/phil-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z NATO build-up in Romania and Moldova directed against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/nato-m17.html The recent activation in Romania of the first land-based element of the NATO missile defense system has provoked a harsh reaction from Moscow. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19a97006-4ef7-40b9-9284-f06e0d87bdbG/nato-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Obama to American youth: Stop complaining, things have never been better! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/obam-m17.html While media attention has focused on Obama’s swipes at Donald Trump, more significant was his chastisement of young people for supporting the campaign of self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffd74315-f010-49aa-bba6-35521a6d282O/obam-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z US department store sales plunge, jobless claims rise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/econ-m17.html The slump in major chain store sales reflects the impact of a vast reordering of class relations in the US with devastating consequences for the working class. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a14528c-51d2-4b25-955e-accb2dd8444C/econ-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Talks resume as Obama administration collaborates with CWA to shut down Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/veri-m17.html The White House is intent on wrapping up the Verizon strike as soon as possible by helping the CWA impose a settlement on management’s terms. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4efa816e-44d8-4cd1-b472-b4d0edeed94O/veri-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Jeremy Corbyn appeals to UK Labour’s Blairite wing for unity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/corb-m17.html Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s lofty pretence at being above personal insults would carry more weight if it was not routinely employed to justify his latest political capitulation to the right wing. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaf5aa92-3e8c-4a94-a72d-ebc03162a31I/corb-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z UK: Manchester United ground evacuated in false terror scare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/manc-m17.html No explanation has yet been provided by Manchester United, the police or the company that left a dummy explosive device in a football stadium, of Sunday’s extraordinary events. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1135470a-fe09-4ee1-a353-a27f1758e15G/manc-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z French government escalates repression of protests against labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/psrp-m17.html Even though this illegitimate and regressive law has technically been passed, a majority of the French people want protests against it to continue. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a9ee7d1-9fe0-4ec7-8c89-a5afe9c5e53E/psrp-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Refugees shot by Turkish border guards http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/turk-m17.html According to eyewitness reports published by Human Rights Watch, at least five people were shot or beaten to death by Turkish border guards on the country’s border with Syria in March and April. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/243b1894-c163-4334-b227-eb6254b9206N/turk-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Australian rate cut warnings point to economic slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/aust-m17.html The predictions indicate a deflationary “vortex” of falling prices, business investment and living standards. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d2fd0f6-5682-47e0-858b-66eaea1f763J/aust-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Video: Flint, Michigan resident speaks on lack of services for poisoned residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/vide-m17.html Keri Webber, whose family still suffers serious health issues as a result of the lead contamination of Flint’s water, says those affected by the disaster have been left to fend for themselves. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f891b2d-283a-40dc-a93f-fe4b0cee35eE/vide-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z <em>Radio Dreams</em>, about Iranian Americans—and the problem of images without insight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/sff3-m17.html <em>Radio Dreams</em> is a pleasurable experience. Other films at the San Francisco festival––<em>The Event</em>, <em>No Home Movie</em>, <em>Counting</em>, <em>Five Nights in Maine</em>––fared less well. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e51d5c32-6652-4fbc-b75d-f6ea877e1d6E/sff3-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z An interview with Babak Jalali, director of <em>Radio Dreams</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/inte-m17.html The WSWS spoke to Babak Jalali during the recent San Francisco International Film Festival. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0be1a85-a8e6-4a88-893d-b0affd62e7cC/inte-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/wkrs-m17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/773c6718-94d0-496c-9db2-03b109b5130N/wkrs-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z NATO-Russia war tensions laid bare at Washington summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/nato-m16.html The past week has seen the American-dominated Western alliance markedly intensify its preparations for aggressive war along Russia’s eastern and southern borders. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e70c817a-cc97-4790-b1be-960311b0591A/nato-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Barack Obama and a quarter-century of US wars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/pers-m16.html The Obama administration embodies the institutionalization of war as the foundation of US foreign policy. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a241c8fd-38d5-4793-a50a-51aef40b37dI/pers-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Sheriff’s deputies called to Nevada Democratic Convention to preserve Clinton victory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/dems-m16.html The meeting erupted in fistfights and catcalls after dozens of Sanders delegates were disqualified by the party leadership. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90e4b636-a9a6-4f4c-a89e-11cd707fe4eO/dems-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Verizon strike: CWA officials call New York cops against WSWS reporters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/cwav-m16.html Union officials in Brooklyn called the police to stop strikers from speaking to the WSWS, just days after an NYPD cop, driving a van load of scabs, ran down a striking worker. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ca00d2b-8a8f-49eb-beb3-e72404f943fD/cwav-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Obama’s labor department intervenes in Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/veri-m16.html The US Labor Department announced that Verizon, the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers would resume negotiations Tuesday. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e018624-169f-457b-b13c-93d20a53fe2H/veri-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z East Cleveland, Ohio seeks bankruptcy protection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/clev-m16.html East Cleveland, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, is seeking permission to file for bankruptcy. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0a5ac39-4e32-40ec-91d9-aa73b408576L/clev-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Tampa, Florida area police operate as guardians of Walmart’s profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/walm-m16.html A recent investigation provides details on the extent to which police departments in the Tampa Bay area have become a virtual private security force for the retail giant. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aafc96d5-230b-4f35-b638-dc47c059ea8D/walm-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Postal workers union hails Liberal government’s Canada Post review http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/cana-m16.html The CUPW accepts that Canada Post be run as a profit-making business and have sought to prevent a broader struggle in defence of public services. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abb8ec04-b73e-401a-bb23-8d8a823332fI/cana-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Zika virus threatens 2016 Olympics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/zika-m16.html Plans to hold the Olympics in the middle of Brazil’s Zika epidemic threaten to greatly increase the global reach of the virus. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ece5e6ff-543d-434e-b368-d477984399aF/zika-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z India: Tamil Nadu chief minister tries to exploit issue of Sri Lankan Tamils http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/tami-m16.html Jayalalithaa’s promises have nothing to do with any concern about the oppression of Sri Lankan Tamils. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82d1b37e-92e6-46eb-94a0-5c1b62caaf2B/tami-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z US refuses to finance F-16 fighter jets for Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/paki-m16.html As tensions with Washington escalate, Pakistan has indicated it is looking for alternative jets from China and Russia. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0329cbdc-5efd-401c-b738-ffcce72c178J/paki-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z The queen’s China “gaffe” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/quee-m16.html The state visit by China’s Xi Jinping to Britain last year proceeded despite trenchant complaints from sections of the military and intelligence apparatuses. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5402fcb4-e8ae-491c-b30d-70d68813b12B/quee-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Ireland’s Fine Gael forms minority government after pact with Fianna Fail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/irel-m16.html After weeks of negotiations, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has been elected prime minister. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24a4f329-3996-410f-8e19-972687b200cO/irel-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Wage deal in Germany: IG Metall agrees to end industry-wide contracts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/wage-m16.html Industry heads are enthusiastic about the deal that allows individual corporations to be released from wage contracts when profits are lower than desired. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e178fe2b-02a8-4c44-ab18-4e3325c8fc9L/wage-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Singapore expands military training in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/asmt-m16.html The intensified military cooperation between Singapore and Australia is another part of the escalating US “pivot” against China. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e261cf33-2b46-4098-999a-12432e1c3e4A/asmt-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Young Australian girl forced to go to Supreme Court to seek abortion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/abor-m16.html A teenager’s plight shows that the right to abortion is still denied for many working-class girls and women in Australia’s public hospitals. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/978c3a44-4009-4b86-8948-3162743b527M/abor-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z One month on strike: The way forward for Verizon workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/vide-m16.html The strike by nearly 40,000 Verizon workers is at a crossroads. Jerry White, the SEP’s candidate for US president, will host a call to discuss the way forward for striking workers. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e216fcc0-8db5-47e6-b8ee-1678550561eI/vide-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Paris meeting addresses war danger in Asia, bankruptcy of Tamil nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/pari-m16.html Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) assistant secretary Deepal Jayasekera explained the necessity for an internationally-unified socialist movement to stop war. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/585792e0-28c3-466a-b96b-664b79bfc13A/pari-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 16-22 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/16/twih-m16.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a99e986-7758-4e8e-b245-e8fd3ba5d01F/twih-m16.html 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z US Special Forces have been operating secretly in Libya for months http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/liby-m14.html American commando teams are waging and preparing for war across ever-growing stretches of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1aa5b025-ea3d-458e-90d3-2b2db679ca0B/liby-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Brazil’s impeachment and the fall of the Workers Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/pers-m14.html The sharp turn to the right in Brazil and the immense dangers confronting the working class were prepared for over a decade by the politics of the Workers Party. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f345e9fd-0813-4cac-ae4b-b23639bf933L/pers-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z FBI holds 80,000 pages of secret documents on Saudi-9/11 links http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/saud-m14.html The secret trove of documents is being reviewed by a federal judge in Tampa, Florida for possible declassification. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ce64e1-4afa-4e5d-993b-a8f18dd25b4C/saud-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Reports document growing income inequality, declining manufacturing pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/pews-m14.html Middle-class household income has declined, while the gap between low- and upper-income households has grown along with income inequality across the US. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/973ecfd5-623b-4f09-84d8-b0caf879bd7E/pews-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z New doping allegations against Russia ahead of summer Olympics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/dope-m14.html While it is entirely possible that the Putin government has overseen a program of doping, the unsubstantiated allegations are being used to promote a reactionary geopolitical agenda. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60fe9400-98ee-4425-b25a-d818b1ae569O/dope-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Auto and transit workers support Verizon strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/veri-m14.html There is widespread support for the striking Verizon workers, even as the unions are isolating their struggle as they work with the corporation to impose concessions. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49709ca8-559d-40de-bcec-d7d61869de5E/veri-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z IMF warns against British exit from EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/inte-m14.html IMF head Christine Lagarde warned that in the event of a vote to leave the European Union, the UK could enter into recession. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8166fe2-f673-446f-a651-38b039d968bK/inte-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Podemos, United Left form alliance for June elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/pode-m14.html The purpose of the alliance is to prevent growing social opposition from developing into a conscious political movement against capitalism. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f08226e2-5392-4cb6-b483-25157bdd655H/pode-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Austrian Social Democrats name former rail executive to head party and government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/aust-m14.html The self declared “non-political” Christian Kern stands for radical austerity measures and closer collaboration with the far-right FPÖ. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab84582b-3332-4627-b2a9-e4c0bc60ba3K/aust-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Air France announces pay cuts for pilots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/airf-m14.html The cuts at the airline are the product of the betrayal of the 2014 pilots strike by the National Union of Airline Pilots. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4b81499-25b5-4308-80e1-ab3283c2067O/airf-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Hedge fund buy-in heralds massive assault on Volkswagen workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/vw-m14.html The British hedge fund TCI is planning to slash jobs, cut wages and impose speedup. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af7a5a5f-2ad7-4830-9f11-a6f4d233f77M/vw-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Poland adopts new anti-communist law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/pola-m14.html The so-called “de-communization” law is an attempt by the country’s right-wing government to rewrite the history of the Twentieth Century. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0d425e1-9682-4771-9a36-9861a1c388dB/pola-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan refugees imprisoned after removal from Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/refu-m14.html Asylum seekers have been forcibly deported to face imprisonment in Sri Lanka. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6e14aa6-9b41-4943-be86-08e19405b6fG/refu-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Submarine project no solution for South Australia’s employment crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/subs-m14.html Claims that building submarines will rescue the economically depressed state are false and any new jobs will be tied to preparations for war. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff693bd7-64f1-4410-9770-79196e1d37aI/subs-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z David King 1943-2016: Revolutionary socialist, artist and defender of historical truth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/king-m14.html David King, who devoted his extraordinary gifts as an artist to salvaging the historical truth of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath from beneath the vast edifice of Stalinist crimes and lies, died suddenly in London on May 11. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6078de95-bb32-49a8-b58d-1f249408138I/king-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Oppose Obama’s assault on immigrants! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/immi-m14.html The Socialist Equality Party defends the democratic right of immigrants and refugees to live and work wherever they please without fear of detention or deportation. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21d1065f-2cf9-4500-8cb9-d25c73578b2P/immi-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Video: Workers speak about families divided by borders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/vide-m14.html The Obama administration has deported over two million people, more than any other in US history. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/acfb8083-42ad-4302-a730-7f759ff0510B/vide-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z <em>Hillsborough</em>: A powerful and moving account of Britain’s worst sporting disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/hill-m14.html The documentary reconstructs key events and includes harrowing footage of the crush and its aftermath, as well as interviews with family members, survivors and police officers on duty. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7166d8b-d09b-402a-9e09-08b7a4854eeB/hill-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/labo-m14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ee66e45-4710-45ed-a87b-b6a99f60629M/labo-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z One month on strike: The way forward for Verizon workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/14/call-m14.html Participating in the call will be the Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate and WSWS labor editor, Jerry White Sat, 14 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d476d9f3-87ab-47d4-9afa-d456f4e2c97A/call-m14.html 2016-05-14T05:00:00Z Obama and the bombing of Hiroshima http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/pers-m13.html The American president will travel to Hiroshima not to apologize for past crimes, but to prepare new ones. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff4eecff-b216-4d31-9462-b61d82b5c5dB/pers-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z With Rousseff ousted, vice president assembles right-wing government in Brazil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/braz-m13.html While the ousted Workers Party president condemned her removal as a “coup,” she made no warnings about the attacks to come from her former political allies. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/961c8d82-8e7a-4a4d-b819-da779ebdbf8D/braz-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z US-NATO officials unveil Romania-based missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/nato-m13.html In a move Russian officials denounced as a “direct threat,” US and NATO officials presided over the formal launch of a new missile system based in Bucharest. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21df8e35-f2cd-40f6-aefd-0774fb565e1M/nato-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Trump signals backing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/trum-m13.html The Republican presidential nominee ensured a love-fest in his meeting with congressional Republican leaders after dropping his professed opposition to cuts in Social Security and Medicare. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ad64cb2-cc9a-40a5-99be-46d6aa3c38dJ/trum-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z French police attack demonstrations against regressive labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/fren-m13.html Tens of thousands of people demonstrated across France yesterday against the Socialist Party’s efforts to impose far reaching reforms without a vote in the National Assembly. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72fbfa74-7536-4913-a72e-d37d3417d6cL/fren-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabian regime gripped by factional infighting amid mounting economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/saud-m13.html The House of Saud’s relations with its chief backer, US imperialism, are at an all-time low Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e04f638-13a1-4b29-8c7b-469afa08c8bP/saud-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z New picket line assault on Verizon strikers in Massachusetts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/veri-m13.html The silence of the CWA on the recent attack on a Verizon picket in Queens, New York is encouraging more violent assaults on strikers Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90cfa7b2-f95c-4482-8ccf-fb9bd6a0413G/veri-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Wall Street presses for Detroit school restructuring deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/detr-m13.html Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Judge Steven Rhodes is ramping up pressure for a legislative deal in the state capitol. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9c5d9dc-367e-46fe-8634-405b2f9f63bO/detr-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Trial begins for second Baltimore police officer charged in death of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/nopv-m13.html Opening statements and testimony were heard on Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court in the trial of police officer Edward M. Nero for the April 2015 death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6c70060-9790-4a63-b241-da3e23c4ebbN/nopv-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out first execution of 2016, Alabama execution stayed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/exec-m13.html Earl Forrest died by lethal injection Wednesday in Missouri, while Vernon Madison received a stay just hours before his scheduled execution on Thursday in Alabama. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3829982e-d9a0-4ccf-80a0-9ebc89382d3P/exec-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Leader’s resignation sparks crisis in the Parti Québécois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/qupe-m13.html After less than a year at the helm of the trade union-backed Parti Québécois, media and telecommunications mogul Pierre-Karl Péladeau abruptly resigned. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/101ffcdd-21d2-46c6-a4e0-c632a6a3659M/qupe-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Patrick Stevedores threatens to lock out Australian port workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/dock-m13.html Amid the campaign for Australia’s July 2 federal election, the major waterfront company has declared it will lock out workers in four states if they take further industrial action. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4ef3a15-3841-4c43-ad2f-843ab1b2420P/dock-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z New Zealand’s housing affordability crisis worsens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/hous-m13.html The political establishment is scapegoating foreigners, especially Chinese, for the unstable property bubble and lack of affordable housing. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68fe95c9-30f0-4e1b-b1da-b4935e00e05M/hous-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z After sickouts, what is the way forward for Detroit teachers? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/teac-m13.html The struggle of Detroit teachers poses the need to unite all sections of the working class in a movement against big business and its political servants in both parties. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ad1924a-d849-4f81-9430-c0436842f32F/teac-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z A new strategy is needed to fight French labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/fran-m13.html The most politically conscious and advanced layers of workers and youth must prepare themselves not only for the mass struggles that will erupt, but for socialist revolution. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dee3a63c-11cb-46d3-8c84-d460f8b9aeaN/fran-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Corporate-backed charities come up with teaspoon of help for Flint http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/flin-m13.html A spokesman for the foundations claim the money—to be distributed over five years—is intended to provide “a sense of hope” for the residents of Flint. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da8d6c58-e02c-4bf7-845a-16bca68898bP/flin-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z <em>The Return</em>, about released prisoners, and other social dramas (or comedies) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/sff2-m13.html In a number of the films screened at the festival, their creators were evidently overwhelmed by the disintegrating social structures in some of the most impoverished parts of the world. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a0b4bb6-ecf2-4557-bb7e-08135e88e4aB/sff2-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/13/wkrs-m13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fde0515c-e200-49ee-a334-3e20fb81164C/wkrs-m13.html 2016-05-13T05:00:00Z Brazil Senate vote ousts Workers Party President Dilma Rousseff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/braz-m12.html The government being formed by Michel Temer has been brought to power to carry out a frontal assault on the Brazilian working class. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c56485fe-8e55-407d-881e-7f191285fc3P/braz-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Protests erupt in France against regressive labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/fran-m12.html Protesters clashed violently with police and sacked the headquarters of the ruling Socialist Party in several cities across France. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/146623de-f6eb-42a6-9d24-6d1065b16c1F/fran-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Australian Greens offer to enter future coalition with Labor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/gree-m12.html The Greens are presenting themselves to the corporate elite as a party of “parliamentary stability.” Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7194da54-0989-4a37-90ae-bc5d6382dc6G/gree-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Australian state government imposes draconian “public safety” laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/laws-m12.html The two latest bills allow police officers to issue sweeping “crime prevention” and “public safety” orders—including forms of house arrest for up to five years—without a charge, trial or conviction. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a772785f-37b1-4c08-bb3e-9438e963327N/laws-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Australian “Anzac Day plot” boy entrapped by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/trap-m12.html According to new evidence, the alleged plot consisted of taped conversations between the 16-year-old and an undercover police agent. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca1ff31d-b9d8-47c5-95d3-a5290ed5f69I/trap-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Obama’s labor board intervenes on behalf of Verizon strikebreakers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/veri-m12.html A federal district court judge acting at the behest of the National Labor Relations Board has barred Verizon workers from picketing New York City hotels housing strikebreakers. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbe663a5-f7f1-4542-9299-4e84f860706I/veri-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z The financialization of the telecom industry and the Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/fina-m12.html The concessions being demanded by the company reflect the insatiable drive by the banks and transnational corporations for ever-greater returns on investment. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31ce81dc-55a4-448d-b4f5-6d85b2bd82fM/fina-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Growing bankruptcy crisis in global oil and gas industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/oil-m12.html A third of all US oil and gas companies could go bankrupt. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2864e26e-a534-477c-bf73-1a87f8130c1N/oil-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z New York Police Commissioner defends NYPD’s use of nuisance laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/bdpn-m12.html New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has defended the NYPD’s use of so-called nuisance laws to unconstitutionally search residences and small businesses. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/828a99db-2705-429c-b02e-3b32e34feadG/bdpn-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Thousands lose their homes in Alberta wildfire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/fire-m12.html While the fire is now reportedly contained, the authorities have said it will be another two weeks before they can say when the 90,000 it has displaced can return to the Fort McMurray area. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1599438-4758-44b9-96db-ec0864e9533G/fire-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z German defence minister announces military expansion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/bund-m12.html Following a dramatic increase in the defence budget, the German government has now announced a “personnel about-face.” Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c462d9f-9504-4c4f-b1ff-87f72152d57O/bund-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands demonstrate against Polish government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/demo-m12.html Under the slogan “We are and will remain in Europe,” tens of thousands demonstrated in Warsaw last Saturday against the Law and Justice Party (PiS) government. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02244cd0-1f12-4192-83c9-de71672cb4cG/demo-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Russia creates National Guard to protect capitalist oligarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/russ-m12.html The Kremlin recently announced the creation of a new special military force with expanded powers of police state repression. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1ff199c-d5bc-4a38-bd03-250c456183aJ/russ-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Why Sanders won in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/pers-m12.html The Democratic Party establishment is promoting a false racial narrative to obscure the real reasons for Sanders’ landslide victory in West Virginia. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2df8ecfd-29f3-4c10-b32a-e8f08cf2b75L/pers-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z UK Brexit referendum campaign dominated by xenophobia and war rhetoric http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/brex-m12.html The referendum campaign has exposed the dangers confronting the working class as a result of the growing conflict between the imperialist powers. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e52619f-e0fc-4d29-a2ab-e4ba1c47195J/brex-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z How #UpAllNight seeks to block opposition to French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/upal-m12.html Occupations of public squares led by activists closely tied to the trade unions and the petty-bourgeois left are a dead end for working class opposition to austerity. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaab1e9c-9390-421c-9ec4-d0b48d8bcb1B/upal-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Video: SEP candidate Niles Niemuth: Top 25 hedge fund managers made $13 billion last year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/nwvi-m12.html America is the land of social inequality, where a handful of billionaires continue to amass and squander vast wealth even as millions of workers are kept in poverty and denied the basic necessities of life. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7344f41-7fb4-4af2-b403-ee51e992085H/nwvi-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP holds successful May Day meeting in Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/12/seps-m12.html More than 200 people joined the meeting, which was followed by the International May Day online rally. Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8111f0e6-a9ca-48f1-b2f7-990a669fe10D/seps-m12.html 2016-05-12T05:00:00Z War danger grows following new US provocation in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/chin-m11.html US imperialism continues to stoke up long-standing, competing claims over territory in the South China Sea to militarily encircle and destabilise the Chinese regime. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff4a290f-5b0d-4148-96b7-885ffb768c1N/chin-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z The rise of Duterte in the Philippines: A warning to the international working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/pers-m11.html The election of the fascistic Duterte is the product of mounting social tensions bound up with the US-led transformation of East Asia into an armed camp directed against China. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e2ab895-468d-4688-9c62-e25d9e8855bK/pers-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Highest-earning US hedge fund managers raked in $13 billion last year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/hedg-m11.html The top hedge fund managers made more in a year than the cost of replacing all lead pipes in Flint, Michigan and fixing the city’s poisoned public water system. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37007652-c914-435e-9d78-b46aa20c2d4J/hedg-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party uses special powers to impose unpopular labour law reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/fran-m11.html For two months, millions of workers and youth have been protesting the El Khomri Law, to which three-quarters of the French population are opposed. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59e9a06b-4462-40d2-a896-638ea2eb721M/fran-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z UK: Corbyn launches Labour’s effort to cover for right-wing Remain campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/brex-m11.html With the Conservatives divided, the Labour Party’s ability to deliver its 9 million voters is considered essential for the sections of the ruling class supporting a Remain vote on Brexit. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6ae816f-c1e9-434d-9d85-638133eb5ddI/brex-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z UK prisoners “potential assets to be harnessed” for profit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/pris-m11.html Deplorable conditions are being used to justify the further privatisation of the prison service. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97a8694a-8870-40f9-ac1a-c4960b1b32bE/pris-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Trump backs end to the federal minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/trum-m11.html Trump is advocating a race to the bottom, in which governors and legislatures would offer minimum wage reductions and exemptions to entice companies to locate in their state. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/686e8553-3f57-4f53-93f6-2b6831f86e6H/trum-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Sanders defeats Clinton in West Virginia primary by large margin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/wvir-m11.html Sanders’ victory points to the deep social tensions in the state and the continued hostility to Clinton, despite the fact that she is being presented as the inevitable Democratic Party nominee. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8613348c-6853-47cf-b058-a4ae1ead861N/wvir-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z CWA silent after Verizon worker run down by New York City cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/veri-m11.html The incident has exposed the strikebreaking operation being coordinated by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfe42eff-f1d3-4d6c-86fd-e55c93775e2E/veri-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Honeywell locks out workers in New York and Indiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/hnwl-m11.html The workers, isolated by the United Auto Workers, were locked out after rejecting major concessions contracts at two aerospace plants. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/813ec0db-bde1-40c3-8533-6439e5ccc16O/hnwl-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Senate set to vote on impeachment of Rousseff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/braz-m11.html Michel Temer, Rousseff’s vice president, has begun putting together a new government that would be the one of the most reactionary since the end of the military dictatorship. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4552de62-1e12-4f55-881b-2e46a71597aP/braz-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Australian Labor shadow treasurer foreshadows post-election spending cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/bowe-m11.html Labor shadow treasurer Chris Bowen used his National Press Club address to attack the Turnbull government for having no plan to reduce the budget deficit. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a7dc036-e2c4-497c-8a5c-6901a373c90I/bowe-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Hundreds die in Indian heat wave http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/heat-m11.html The wave of heat-stroke deaths is a product of the lack of basic services and infrastructure that hundreds of millions of Indians confront daily. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2fa4a1b-aa05-4095-9ed2-c18471ca889C/heat-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan police arrest scores of Tamil youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/sril-m11.html The repression of Tamil youth is another attempt to divide Sri Lankan workers along communal lines and follows Colombo’s agreement to impose more IMF cuts. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9954b189-2a43-4491-b463-100d2016b9bN/sril-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Who’s who in the Flint water crisis: Part two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/who2-m11.html The second part in our series profiling the major figures in the crisis focuses on those who oversaw the switch to the Flint River. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c538280-2e16-471b-9ef7-df3c5110d39E/who2-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Look at today’s filmmaking … then look at the world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/sff1-m11.html The recent San Francisco International Film Festival, in its 59th edition, screened some 175 films, including approximately 100 feature-length films, from 46 countries. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4346cae8-e028-405f-a237-16fa22877abF/sff1-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z For a socialist program against Labor, the Liberals and the Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/nusr-m11.html The National Union of Students has called rallies to bolster the populist posturing of Labor and the Greens. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1788c30c-95a4-41e5-ae00-16b1ab3c5baB/nusr-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z Murdoch tabloid appeals to voters to “save” Labor candidate in Australian elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/11/albo-m11.html The <em>Daily Telegraph’s</em> editorial expressed concerns within ruling circles that the elections are deepening the crisis of the two-party parliamentary set-up. Wed, 11 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2b65e2f-3586-4345-a81a-7c9ab6fa92aO/albo-m11.html 2016-05-11T05:00:00Z EU plans decades of austerity for Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/gree-m10.html In the face of mass strikes and protests, Syriza is accepting decades of cuts under cover of restructuring Greek debt. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eddf8619-95c3-4cdb-be57-834cbe9456dM/gree-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z A further eruption of US militarism in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/pers-m10.html A century after the Sykes-Picot agreement dividing the Middle East between imperialist powers, the volcanic eruption of US militarism has shattered the nation-state system created by that accord. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5276f8ef-b24d-424b-b99f-94e394cd797G/pers-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z UK prime minister invokes militarism and war to argue for EU membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/came-m10.html Cameron made clear that he was speaking not only on behalf of the UK, but for all the major imperialist powers Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41f7bb8e-a9bd-4293-a13a-665cc7e60faF/came-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Brazil’s post-Rousseff cabinet to include advocate of police repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/braz-m10.html Each year, the Military Police headed by Moraes kills more people than all the fatalities inflicted by all of the police departments in the United States combined. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6e593e3-0842-4dd4-a9e0-17c7cb0496fN/braz-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Verizon striker run down as New York cops protect scabs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/vzsc-m10.html A Verizon striker was struck by a van carrying scabs from a hotel in the borough of Queens in New York City. Strikers say the vehicle was driven by a uniformed cop. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24f9ccf4-b4af-4814-b3cd-322e7b05829H/vzsc-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Clinton campaign lurches to the right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/clin-m10.html Clinton is tacking to run in the general election as the trusted and experienced candidate of the corporate and political establishment, the Pentagon and the CIA. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6e7058c-b62a-481a-8a79-39e062f89b6G/clin-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z US Treasury rejects plan for slashing Teamsters pensions, calling for deeper cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/pens-m10.html The attack on pensions is the result of the collaboration of the unions, the Obama administration and the Democratic Party, which conspired to enact pension “reform” legislation in 2014. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e2306f1-725f-40df-a5f7-a9dd2e12784M/pens-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Fascistic candidate Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippine presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/phil-m10.html Responsibility for the successful political career of Duterte rests with the anti-working class and nationalist Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98426a25-a127-444a-ba87-037c1eef003I/phil-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Austrian Chancellor Faymann resigns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/demo-m10.html After Faymann’s resignation, the Social Democrats move even closer to the far-right Freedom Party. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1aa5f792-ea7b-4ca1-a1f3-75980ebe2d5C/demo-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z IDF major general compares Israel with pre-Holocaust Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/isra-m10.html General Yair Golan’s statements cut across the official narrative of Israel as the victim of a hostile world bent on its destruction. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/554148e2-4c06-4e8d-bf04-2e94df4b02cH/isra-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Volkswagen board pockets €63 million in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/volk-m10.html Despite the exhaust emissions scandal and record losses, the nine members of the VW Executive Board were paid €10 million more in 2015 than the previous year. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccaddda5-5731-4c33-92b7-d9d9a50fe61H/volk-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z The Berlin Senate’s inhuman deportation policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/berl-m10.html Refugees in Germany are being crammed into inhumane camps, bullied and brutally deported. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/945d3278-69a3-41f0-b0af-4b2a3983690J/berl-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Venezuela on the knife’s edge as economy collapses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/vene-m10.html Eighty percent of the country is impoverished, infrastructure has collapsed and a constitutional crisis looms. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb8b899d-721f-4c56-8906-bd5f3bac335F/vene-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Thousands of jobs cut in Australia as slump deepens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/jobs-m10.html Major companies continue to slash jobs, restructuring their operations to cut costs as the economic situation worsens. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aabd43a8-738e-42b3-bed8-65aa27138a9L/jobs-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z <em>Everybody Wants Some!!</em>—Richard Linklater goes to college http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/ever-m10.html <em>Everybody Wants Some!!</em> is the latest coming-of-age tale from the American independent film director. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76b4c3a9-724f-46eb-84e2-163edcd8e25J/ever-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z UN Ambassador Samantha Power hails Sri Lanka as human rights champion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/powe-m10.html Lying through her teeth, Power hailed the Sri Lankan regime Washington installed in Colombo as part of the “pivot to Asia” for overseeing a flowering of democracy. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b7466ae-eb61-4733-93df-4686e2c82bfC/powe-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Canadian capitalism and the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/alfi-m10.html The Fort McMurray wildfire is not a natural, but a man-made disaster for which the capitalist profit system bears responsibility. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86721b96-8dab-4836-816f-95f407fdca2D/alfi-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/10/wkrs-m10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 10 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c2fc672-8aa2-44a9-b949-b2edc9e5340B/wkrs-m10.html 2016-05-10T05:00:00Z Australian PM announces “double-dissolution” election for July 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/aust-m09.html Announcing the election, Prime Minister Turnbull spelled out his militarist, corporatist and anti-democratic agenda. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77e63298-0ca5-4cd6-964d-02c082875f7C/aust-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Greek workers strike against Syriza’s austerity policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/pers-m09.html The renewal of struggle by the Greek working class must take as its point of departure the political lessons of the bitter experiences with the Syriza government in 2015. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8eaa88e-9efa-48ff-b5a8-61a17f5d46eM/pers-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Republican split deepens over Trump nomination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/trum-m09-1.html Those refusing to support the presumptive Republican nominee include both former presidents Bush, the 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and various congressmen, senators and governors. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a699432-90a7-4336-91a1-4f221642d59K/trum-m09-1.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Trump’s rise causes disquiet in Australian ruling circles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/trum-m09.html Alarm over the implications of a Trump presidency for the US alliance has been accompanied by anxiety over the popular discontent that Trump has exploited. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d178219a-6d76-4647-8ca0-e44e0058817N/trum-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Mass repression being prepared for Cleveland Republican convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/clev-m09.html A massive police buildup is underway in the city of Cleveland, Ohio in preparation for the Republican National Convention to be held July 18-21. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e28aae8a-abe7-4258-9113-9dd1470206aI/clev-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z US Defense Department announces deployment of troops in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/yeme-m09.html US ground forces have been in Yemen for nearly two weeks as part of combat operations coordinated jointly by Washington and the Saudi-led alliance. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b002703f-8705-4ec9-a84d-0d8c66b5864G/yeme-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Devastation from Alberta wildfire continues to spread http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/fire-m09.html While Canadian capitalism has extracted immense riches from the Fort McMurray area, little was spent to counter wildfires despite persistent warnings that they were a major threat. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e56e45a-3af1-4237-a6c4-b6550593db1K/fire-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Second general election called in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/spai-m09.html Opinion polls indicate that Spain’s ongoing political deadlock will continue. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d605f4cf-9943-4e9a-bbc9-3239b7ba0dfI/spai-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Video: SEP presidential candidate Jerry White—Obama says Flint crisis is no big deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/vide-m09.html Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, responds to Obama’s declaration that the poisoning of thousands of children in Flint, Michigan is not a major issue. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d716f0e-ea17-4d9e-86c3-c9a46c51190N/vide-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Army captain’s lawsuit challenges legality of Obama’s war against ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/suit-m09.html The lawsuit sheds light on the assertion of unlimited presidential powers to launch and wage wars. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fea6e98-1228-4fa1-b702-81a39fa1df6K/suit-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Detroit Federation of Teachers backs right-wing attack on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/detr-m09.html The purported “rescue” of the indebted Detroit Public Schools is the pretext for a far-ranging attack on public education, establishing a new model of state-backed privatization. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eadc6842-9031-44e6-82df-d6d437e4735C/detr-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Working to impose concessions, Chicago Teachers Union calls off strike date http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/chic-m09.html Amidst growing anger from teachers, the CTU is working to block a struggle against the Emanuel administration. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b15b1803-97a5-4324-b2a6-85e492ee7a6B/chic-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Drastic increase in far-right crimes in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/germ-m09.html A Federal Police Agency report confirms a drastic increase in far-right motivated attacks on asylum seekers, refugees and their supporters. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef49df32-c9d9-4fda-b60a-a01fd61d13fF/germ-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z UK unions collude in the passing of anti-strike legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/trad-m09.html The only concern of the union leaders has been to protect their dues income. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb1b2c18-4eac-4dcc-887b-0e357512c38F/trad-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z Committee minutes reveal anti-democratic discrimination against IYSSE at University of Melbourne http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/melb-m09.html Given the constitutional issues and potential legal implications involved, it is noteworthy that the University of Melbourne Student Council, to whom the C&amp;SC is accountable, has taken no action. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9d2eef3-d39b-4e9b-b218-e211869df26J/melb-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z New York Verizon striker explains need for international strategy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/veri-m09.html A veteran Verizon worker discusses why telecom workers around the world need to unify against the globally organized monopolies. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4900787-b4c6-4936-a4a4-c993f338f62L/veri-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z <em>Looking for Grace</em>—a strangely cold story about a teenager leaving home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/grac-m09.html The movie centres on the efforts of a lower middle-class couple to find their runaway teenage daughter and only child. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cfb4205-eb5e-4ebf-a753-d600cf93305I/grac-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: War and the 2016 US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/mdjw-m09.html Jerry White, the SEP (US) presidential candidate, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a5fa099-98a8-4435-8733-3de49a061b7G/mdjw-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The international working class is an immense social force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/mdjk-m09.html Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered these concluding remarks to the International Online May Day Rally. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de8462e0-761a-406d-ab17-e252ae6c344I/mdjk-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 9-15 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/09/twih-m09.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 09 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9404a295-68d4-4606-94c7-7deef545b59J/twih-m09.html 2016-05-09T05:00:00Z UK elections intensify crisis in Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/elec-m07.html In Thursday’s elections in the UK, large swathes of the parliamentary Labour Party were not only predicting a disastrous defeat for their party, they were actively working for one. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ec3bf8b-95dc-4182-a0ba-1348ab93ebdC/elec-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z What accounts for Trump’s support among West Virginia miners? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/pers-m07.html Trump is able to win support among sections of workers because of the treachery of the unions and their subordination of the working class to the Democratic Party. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25a3452f-485a-49ff-bcb1-df939ea35c1K/pers-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Baghdad on military lockdown over fear of protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/iraq-m07.html As the US military escalates its intervention in Iraq, the government appears on the brink of collapse. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90ce9435-2147-4c07-a85a-592f4e7cde3I/iraq-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Trump names hedge fund boss as finance chairman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/trum-m07.html Steven Mnuchin was a partner at Goldman Sachs for 17 years before setting up his own hedge fund, heavily involved in real estate and movie financing. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4554678-b1e0-463d-b649-6d95bdb54abF/trum-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Growing anxiety in Europe over Donald Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/euro-m07.html While the dominant reaction has been concern over the consequences of right-wing nationalism, some voices are being raised in support of a Trump victory. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d092821-4998-44a2-a463-3b6794ddc6aC/euro-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Slowest US job growth in seven months http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/jobs-m07.html In typical fashion, President Obama and others in his administration attempted to present the April jobs report as a positive vindication of their economic policies. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75be2624-e913-4c64-a6d2-ffd8e2729f1J/jobs-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Another expanded recall of airbags prone to deadly explosions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/taka-m07.html The recall will still leave millions of vehicles with a potentially deadly airbag defect on the road. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af02235b-0076-4e36-bad1-841905f8cdeD/taka-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Islamophobic provocations on California campuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/zion-m07.html Right-wing efforts to equate opposition to Israel with anti-Semitism have led to a series of provocations against student activists on several California campuses. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6d3ef1a-ed93-4852-aee1-aae027a8c58P/zion-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Three hundred workers laid off at Chicago State University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/illi-m07.html The layoffs are part of a bipartisan effort by Illinois Democrats and Republicans to permanently slash funding for the state’s public higher education system. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adabd93f-89f4-4cee-9bac-af31064fa1dG/illi-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Alabama inmates strike against deplorable prison conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/pris-m07.html Since May 1, approximately 400 inmates across multiple Alabama state prisons have engaged in a labor strike. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cff97e5-7b62-40c7-91a6-1a6d7f1f54cE/pris-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z US official stokes border tension between India and China in the Himalayas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/inch-m07.html The US Consul in Kolkata provocatively endorsed India’s territorial claims against China to a strategic Himalayan region. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71f006de-a704-4381-b965-f4984f83a0dJ/inch-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z India opens talks with US on waging war on Chinese submarines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/usin-m07.html The US-India talks on anti-submarine warfare mark an important further step in realizing Washington’s aim of making India a “frontline” state in its military-strategic offensive against China. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74999dcd-5938-487a-bda0-637d45c61d0J/usin-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Australian government boasts of helping US kill its own citizens in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/isis-m07.html Remarks by Prime Minister Turnbull amount to sanctioning extra-judicial killings as a matter of government policy. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/256998fe-9530-4365-8292-ca813b6d02fP/isis-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Young worker dies on Australian “work for the dole” scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/dole-m07.html Josh Park-Fing’s death underscores the unsafe conditions imposed on jobless workers via the Australian government’s forced work scheme. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a7180f4-9fd6-40a4-a47f-d1a0301df24M/dole-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Forty million Russians in debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/russ-m06.html Household debt has more than doubled in Russia since 2008, with the total currently $159 billion. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0b9ee3a-1616-49ed-89c9-5251f68822dK/russ-m06.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Many UK accident and emergency units closed or downgraded http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/hosp-m07.html The decision to close the Huddersfield A&amp;E unit is related to the terms of the Calderdale Royal Private Finance Initiative agreement, which prohibits its sale or mothballing for another 42 years. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84c6eb9a-781a-4b17-8cba-38930fb18d3B/hosp-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z A philosophy professor muses about eliminating the right to vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/gutt-m07.html A recent piece in the <em>New York Times</em> by Gary Gutting, a Notre Dame philosophy professor, indicates the readiness of a layer of intellectuals to support the imposition of dictatorial methods of rule. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37e102fe-040e-4c42-be1d-136ed1bb2d8K/gutt-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Who’s who in the Flint water crisis: Part one http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/flin-m07.html The first part of our series profiling the major figures behind the crisis focuses on those who laid the groundwork for the switch from the treated Lake Huron water supplied by Detroit. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9575e46-387e-46b4-82c0-f6704e579baL/flin-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The Brexit referendum and the struggle against nationalism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/mdcm-m07.html Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) , delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af9774ce-d2dd-4d48-9de2-ed237e66197D/mdcm-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The refugee crisis and the age of perpetual war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/mdjh-m07.html Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ce560b4-4436-4412-93db-1b51134562cM/mdjh-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Are the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet a genuine alternative to contemporary filmmaking? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/moma-m07.html The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, beginning May 6, is presenting a retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, the Franco-German filmmakers. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/376eeb15-1e82-4f84-8d72-1b1c182c938O/moma-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/07/labo-m07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 07 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b23ce053-b459-4349-a332-df4ef9873c5F/labo-m07.html 2016-05-07T05:00:00Z Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu resigns amid mounting government crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/turk-m06.html Fighting also erupted in the Turkish parliament as deputies from the ruling party assaulted their colleagues from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc231de0-991a-440c-876f-a80a1325a6dD/turk-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Obama in Flint: Let them drink lead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/pers-m06.html President Obama’s callous declaration that poisoned children in Flint, Michigan “will be fine” expresses the contempt felt by America’s financial oligarchy for the great mass of society. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae600be8-3ebe-4723-9457-4ceb98c9b8fK/pers-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Clinton launches appeal for right-wing Republican support http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/clin-m06.html The Democratic front runner is hailing opposition to Trump from leading Republicans, including some who will support her as a more reliable foreign policy hawk. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c78a5821-dff7-47b7-9897-3898e8a93cdB/clin-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Alberta wildfire continues to spread, forcing further evacuations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/fire-m06.html The vast wealth extracted from the Fort McMurray area stands in striking contrast with the paltry resources the authorities have mobilized to tackle the wildfire and assist the displaced. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/853c089a-f360-4d3d-8329-fca2f5708a4G/fire-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Fort McMurray teacher describes chaotic evacuation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/fiin-m06.html The World Socialist Web Site spoke to a teacher and her partner who were among the approximately 80,000 people evacuated from Fort McMurray, Alberta on Tuesday. Both had lived in the city for around two years. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/080eba46-5c84-4ffd-905d-ec5dd0d6a1fP/fiin-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Michigan state House passes draconian attack on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/teac-m06.html In the wake of their return to work following a two-day sickout, Detroit teachers are facing attacks from emergency manager Steven Rhodes and the state legislature. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cad80142-80fc-4dac-8686-84a628c3afbH/teac-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z US intelligence agencies expand electronic surveillance worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/nsac-m06.html Congress is reviewing statutory changes to a little known “Rule 41” that will allow the FBI and other security agencies to hack and spy on computers and networks anywhere in the world, based on a single, non-specific warrant. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54d22a1f-d3f4-4a27-9097-dcb0aea4bf5N/nsac-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z North Carolina Sheriff’s Office concealed killing, ignored repeated allegations of brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/poli-m06.html A series of exposés by the Raleigh-based <em>News and Observer</em> have uncovered rampant police brutality and misconduct by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/653517e1-6c61-4205-b7d3-995dab4333aD/poli-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z US-backed Chinese separatists, dissidents meet in Dharamsala, India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/dhar-m06.html American sponsored dissident groups held a conference last weekend in the midst of escalating war threats against China. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbb1f568-cd62-474a-9993-70b4e174257O/dhar-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Leader of Brazil impeachment drive sacked over corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/braz-m06.html The removal of Eduardo Cunha, second in line of succession to the presidency, raises the specter of a constitutional breakdown. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53e3cdbf-73d3-4264-9158-df3c1a87601N/braz-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Labour “anti-Semitism” witch-hunt dominates media in run-up to UK polls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/labo-m06.html During Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament Wednesday, David Cameron reiterated the charge that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a supporter of terrorism. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d525caf-0d7d-41e4-9cd5-0fbf89ed305H/labo-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor Party spells out election campaign of populism and lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/shor-m06.html Shorten’s budget reply highlighted Labor’s awareness of the deep hostility toward the entire political establishment. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99993bcf-c87a-4bad-937b-d9ec00f0bc6P/shor-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party leader visits Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/iraq-m06.html Andrew Little praised New Zealand’s troops in Iraq and pushed for their mission to be extended, underscoring the fraud of Labour’s vote against the deployment last year. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6e9f759-5bb2-4341-968a-831cc6e08c0E/iraq-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Angry reaction to Obama’s speech in Flint http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/walt-m06.html Walters, her husband, and another Flint resident, Keri Webber, angrily walked out of Obama's event Wednesday after he arrogantly declared, “The kids will be just fine.” Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/633a1a4c-5c5e-41b8-9612-31d89df1341L/walt-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z New York Verizon strikers seek to break isolation of struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/veri-m06.html There is a growing mood of frustration among striking workers with the toothless protests and publicity stunts organized by the CWA and other unions. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b2b3df6-c442-4ae3-9c28-dbe72680ad6M/veri-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: Once again, German militarism is rearing its ugly head http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/mdur-m06.html Uli Rippert, general secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60cb047e-c7bf-4454-9daf-b4e30b88601K/mdur-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The crisis of the European Union and the drive towards war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/mdps-m06.html Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b229cd07-fe23-4ba4-a185-9c6a27573acJ/mdps-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z <em>Elvis &amp; Nixon</em>, <em>A Hologram for the King</em>: Trivializing culture, history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/elvi-m06.html Two ostensible comedies, <em>Elvis &amp; Nixon</em> and <em>A Hologram for the King</em>, drain their stories of their most important social and historical content. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72d6808-4bdc-4bc3-8587-4058ef092c0N/elvi-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/06/wkrs-m06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1c7087e-4e73-4228-9c87-53eb67c7852N/wkrs-m06.html 2016-05-06T05:00:00Z Obama to Flint: Shut up and drink the water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/flin-m05.html Obama perpetuated the cover-up of the criminal responsibility of government officials at all levels for the disaster, while downplaying the health consequences of lead poisoning. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09c7ace5-81ca-441e-9a17-774133ded91O/flin-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Trump’s victory: A dangerous turning point in American politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/pers-m05.html The selection of a fascistic demagogue as the candidate of one of the two major capitalist parties is indisputable proof of the advanced stage of the putrefaction of American democracy. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c8cace0-785f-4abb-afab-78a774841d3G/pers-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Flint residents respond to Obama’s speech on water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/inte-m05.html The WSWS spoke to Flint residents who expressed anger that they were being urged to use the water despite recent test results showing dangerously high levels of lead. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a89853c-5b96-4f0f-bec0-9a92fecfe29N/inte-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Detroit Public School teachers end sickouts, face new legislative attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/detr-m05.html The Detroit teachers union shut down a two-day sickout as Michigan legislators debated new attacks under the guise of “rescuing” the public schools. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50e09d69-2e96-4522-9259-4ca0aaa00deB/detr-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Deepening contradictions within the global economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/econ-m05.html Just as the economics of the present period are increasingly resembling the 1930s, so are the politics. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/552edf15-0829-4b19-8692-3f0e05f5f9cC/econ-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z US change of command in Europe signals escalation of anti-Russia threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/nato-m05.html NATO’s planned escalation of its presence on Russia’s western flank has led Moscow to prepare deployment of three new divisions. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/071da116-fad1-4064-bd5c-faecdcf76f1A/nato-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z French government presents labour law to the National Assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/fran-m05.html The law has provoked nearly two months of protests against the austerity policies of France’s Socialist Party government. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e60c9107-e622-4749-ab7c-77f1acf7fc3J/fran-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Leading member of far-right AfD named chief prosecutor in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/germ-m05.html The Nazi past of the German legal system shows through in the remarks of the new chief prosecutor, Roman Reusch. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aea3d61-7322-4f37-91b6-55c4af24824I/germ-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Verizon strike enters fourth week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/veri-m05.html Verizon is demanding deep cuts to health care for both active and retired workers along with rule changes. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08e64241-69dd-4df6-9be1-e46b495b02cL/veri-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Two New Jersey Transit unions reject contract agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/tnjc-m05.html A spokesperson for NJ Transit reported that while a slim majority voted down the deal in the two unions, the majority of workers in the other 14 unions ratified it. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a88829f1-d86f-42b0-9308-e992a2fea65L/tnjc-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Alberta wildfire forces 88,000 to evacuate Fort McMurray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/fire-m05.html Reports suggest that the blaze has destroyed as least 1,600 residential homes, meaning between 6,000 and 8,000 people are now homeless. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11e5c26e-8b99-4ef6-b5a8-63452c45fe9G/fire-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z More than a million people living in destitution in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/dest_-m05.html A report released last week by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has shown that, in a typical week, there were an estimated 668,000 destitute households in the UK. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d985f7ff-cffe-4e4b-ad91-25bec7039d2D/dest_-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government begins implementing IMF austerity demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/slec-m05.html The IMF bailout agreement is based on immediate steps to slash the budget deficit at the expense of social spending and working class conditions. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75741ca4-a8b5-4dec-91e2-6540c34a8fbP/slec-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Australian Workers Union to enforce cost-cutting at Arrium steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/arri-m05.html The AWU is working hand-in-glove with major banks and the administrators to slash costs. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d17e1dce-01f7-431d-9cb8-f31479a8ea7D/arri-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The US-China conflict and the political crisis in Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/mdbv-m05.html Bill Van Auken, Latin America editor of the WSWS, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c12b284-bd40-46ce-a9c6-1979c289f8eP/mdbv-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit teachers speak on the struggle to defend education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/det2-j01.html Detroit public school teachers spoke to the WSWS at a demonstration on Tuesday, the second day of their walkout. Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6c7ba24-5b46-4566-89f1-7503db7db14K/det2-j01.html 2016-05-05T04:00:00Z Detroit teachers shut schools for second day to protest non-payment of wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/detr-m04.html The new attack on Detroit teachers is part of a wider assault on the working class being carried out by both big business parties and the Obama administration. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4316dac2-54f4-42ed-8f93-1bd1c0936c6H/detr-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z May Day 2016 and the future of socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/pers-m04.html The global response to the International May Day Online Rally reflects the growing political influence of the ICFI and anticipates a much broader turn of workers throughout the world to genuine socialist politics. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e21ec41e-bb47-4460-98bb-e899b6292c5N/pers-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Trump, Sanders win primary contests in Indiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/indi-m04.html Trump’s victory marked the effective end of the campaign for the Republican nomination, with the Republican Party chairman declaring the billionaire to be the presumptive nominee. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b05e60be-dd4a-4424-bd3f-9dcbea82a3aC/indi-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z UK Labour mounts purge of party based on accusations of anti-Semitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/labo-m04.html As on every other issue of principle, Jeremy Corbyn has surrendered to the right wing in the face of a slanderous attack on the Labour Party’s ranks as a mass of “anti-Semites.” Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8307b54b-b675-48ba-ba23-4c1ec666f3dA/labo-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Poverty grows, health declines among UK children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/unif-m04.html Successive Labour and Conservative governments have reduced spending on children and young people by 71 percent. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e3ce95f-69e5-4cc4-8437-0d617516039M/unif-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z US Navy Seal killed in Iraq combat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/iraq-m04.html The fighting in Iraq came as the US and Russia sought to broker a renewed cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b90400f-ae1c-41b5-a4c9-84613712606C/iraq-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Far-right Alternative for Germany adopts party programme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/alte-m04.html At its party convention in Stuttgart, the AfD placed Islamophobia at the centre of its program. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fd2770e-ef2c-41b9-9949-3786b7da9f6P/alte-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The glorification of war and the preparation for future conflicts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/mdcc-m04.html Cheryl Crisp, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.<br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVnF9ZSuHh8">Link to audio</a> Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8575647-4368-4599-9740-64ef9395816A/mdcc-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Two refugees set themselves alight in Australia’s Nauru detention centre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/refu-m04.html The Australian government has labelled the protests as acts of “self-harm” to divert from any examination of why refugees have been driven to such desperate actions. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbaa6faa-361f-4013-8a5c-779b1e0d14cJ/refu-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Belgian state report points to links between police services, Brussels attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/belg-m04.html The growth of Islamist networks in Europe, mobilized by NATO in its war in Syria, was the basic precondition for the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36267e6-222d-44f3-93f4-da69adb7091G/belg-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico declares moratorium on $367 million debt payment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/rico-m04.html As its economy sinks, Puerto Rico confronts a social crisis of historic proportions. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10bb06af-47f5-4522-af97-642125b8217E/rico-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Canada preparing to join US ballistic missile defense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/cana-m04.html Its name notwithstanding, the US BMD program is anything but defensive. It is aimed at realizing Washington’s goal of developing the means to wage a “winnable” nuclear war. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/febb1061-5326-4df4-a775-f42ea2a31aaP/cana-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Maoist-backed, fascistic candidate leads Philippine presidential race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/phil-m04.html Duterte has pledged to summarily execute alleged criminals, kill union activists and block any political opposition by shutting down Congress and the courts. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c6e589c-bed1-4daa-a6a3-8f2a3658a4eB/phil-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Australian government budget sets stage for volatile federal election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/budg-m04.html The budget is predicated on cutbacks to working-class living standards in order to finance the ramping up of military spending and corporate tax cuts. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88c77e72-7018-499b-97c6-06f0f900d36L/budg-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Support the struggle of Detroit teachers! Unite the working class in a fight back! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/teac-m04.html The attack on Detroit teachers is just one part of an assault on every section of the working class throughout the region and beyond. <br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgatgoOC3is">Click here to watch video</a> Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e04b1e4-afdf-4dee-9592-009c43f09c9L/teac-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: Oppose the drive to war in the Asia-Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/mdjc-m04.html James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.<br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVnF9ZSuHh8">LInk to audio</a> Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ab8be71-03ba-4f8c-811f-734336195d4L/mdjc-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z <em>Papa: Hemingway in Cuba</em>—The banalization of the novelist and his art http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/papa-m04.html The film follows the relationship that develops after a young American journalist in Miami in the mid-1950s writes an admiring letter to novelist Ernest Hemingway, then living in Havana, Cuba. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ec31fe7-b029-422c-911a-71fe377d8cfO/papa-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Teacher sickout shuts Detroit Public Schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/teac-m03.html Nearly all of the Detroit schools were shut down Monday as teachers protested the announcement by DPS Emergency Manager Steven Rhodes that they will not be paid over the summer months. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ac3d07d-6a10-4351-ba67-af82ea547a5J/teac-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z The 9/11 cover-up continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/pers-m03.html Over the weekend, CIA Director John Brennan denied allegations of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the September 11 terror attacks and demanded that documents pointing to its complicity remain hidden from the American people. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d79d6a45-d874-4f4e-bddc-8adaa789f0eL/pers-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit teachers denounce attacks on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/vide-m03.html Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke to Detroit teachers participating in a rally of Detroit teachers engaged in a sickout on Monday. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cbf8adf-6bbb-4076-9f3b-9d92b80ff09F/vide-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Detroit, Michigan resumes mass water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/shut-m03.html Detroit, which lies next to one of the largest bodies of fresh water on the planet, is resuming a policy that denies thousands access to one of the most basic requirements of life. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85a9f3b9-6548-4a3e-89fe-59694c50591E/shut-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z German labour minister cuts social assistance to EU immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/germ-m03.html New legislation seeks to deny social assistance and Hartz IV benefits to European immigrants who enter Germany to look for work. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff976dda-63e0-4083-a578-4a82b90b5f5E/germ-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z British government refuses asylum for refugee children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/chil-m03.html The government’s refusal to accept even a few hundred children follows its attempts to prevent unaccompanied minors trapped in France from being re-united with their families. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/828ed54d-848d-4287-a941-0241fb2a1c2J/chil-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Australia: Pseudo-lefts promote the Greens’ posturing on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/refu-m03.html Amid widespread public outrage, the rally organised in Melbourne on Saturday served as a thinly veiled election campaign event for the Greens. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/839c3521-27c1-4d2d-998d-030c2556bd6I/refu-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Lech Wałęsa: A Stalinist agent in the Solidarity movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/wale-m03.html The Institute of National Remembrance has published secret documents showing that the former Solidarity leader and president of Poland was a Stalinist informer. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ced1b50-2ec0-4418-a53c-0704384fef1G/wale-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z May Day protest in Seattle results in nine arrests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/seat-m03.html News reports indicate that the protesters, dressed in black, threw rocks and bricks, among other things. Nine arrests were reported. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80584c55-dfba-4640-a1f7-1db411c3a06B/seat-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Forty thousand public sector workers strike against Costa Rican government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/rica-m03.html Workers spoke to the WSWS in opposition to a set of government reforms attacking their incomes and democratic rights. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a84c3029-e86d-4c91-8d29-78aca2f18c5C/rica-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Deflation spreads to Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/econ-m03.html Last week’s cost-of-living statistics showed the emergence of deflation for the first time since the 2008–09 global financial crisis. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28537b39-64e7-4557-a879-f388a41f3d1C/econ-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Malaysian investment fund default intensifies political instability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/mala-m03.html The latest development in the 1MDB scandal is a further blow to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s hold on power. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b8e95c8-0a70-46ee-a202-177178c1a12D/mala-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The political tasks facing the workers and toilers of the Indian sub-continent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/mdwd-m03.html Wije Dias, general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75e23add-1ec5-482b-9b7f-6d664b893c0D/mdwd-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative: Charlatanry and lies in support of Sanders’ “political revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/soci-m03.html For all its criticism of Clinton, Socialist Alternative is already lined up behind the “anyone but Trump” mantra that will be a major aspect of her right-wing campaign. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ade7e7b-6856-4aa2-a21e-0394d7e201bA/soci-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z David Walsh speaks on “Art, War and Social Revolution” at meetings in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/cali-m03.html Walsh presented the history of 20th century anti-war cinema and sought to uncover the roots behind the present cultural stagnation in the light of the eruption of American imperialism. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/236dfa19-904b-4d80-b0db-7370bb7a52eD/cali-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z The Communications Workers of America, corporatism and the Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/cwa2-m03.html To oppose the sabotage of their battle by the CWA and the IBEW, Verizon workers need to be armed with a clear understanding of the nature of these organizations. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a3590eb-d7dd-48f4-a053-87ca927cd4cD/cwa2-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z The socialist struggle against war and the bankruptcy of Tamil nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/pari-m03.html SEP (Sri Lanka) Assistant Secretary Deepal Jayasekera will speak at a May 15 meeting in Paris on the struggle against imperialist war. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fff571f-e240-4b87-9d88-923a30dfd0aP/pari-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/wkrs-m03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a3baef9-f3a9-45ce-bc31-563f03b8d8fC/wkrs-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Iraqi regime shaken by storming of Baghdad’s Green Zone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/iraq-m02.html In a desperate effort to prop up its ailing puppet regime, Washington is preparing to meet opposition with, as Defense Secretary Carter put it, “the full might of the US military.” Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c82f25dc-ca2d-41d6-a070-bceaecc332aA/iraq-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Oppose the witch-hunt of Ken Livingstone! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/pers-m02.html Ken Livingstone, accused of anti-Semitism, is the target of a smear campaign aimed at discrediting all criticism of Israel and shifting the Labour Party still further to the right. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8384d6-aff3-4a17-b1ec-cd6a4255a54D/pers-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Political prisoner Gary Tyler freed from Angola prison after 41 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/tyle-m02.html Gary Tyler’s frame-up and decades-long incarceration expose the brutal class character of the American judicial system and its vast prison complex. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86096193-392c-4880-9308-e77a3db1decG/tyle-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Eighty-four migrants missing in new sinking off Libyan coast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/liby-m02.html It is feared that dozens of innocent men, women, and children have again drowned in the Mediterranean, victims of the EU’s sinister and vindictive refugee policy. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/424f3f0b-0248-4fd9-b5ec-24bfc0313b4J/liby-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Austria abolishes right to asylum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/aust-m02.html The Austrian government has responded to the success of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) in the first round of the presidential election by embracing its far-right politics. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ac30fa2-5e6f-4cb3-9c97-d843c637853B/aust-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Australian government defies PNG refugee ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/manu-m02.html The refugees remain incarcerated on Manus Island, despite Papua New Guinea’s highest court declaring their detention unconstitutional and ordering their immediate release. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba1a0145-5a82-49a4-993f-7aa414a9983P/manu-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z US senators demand escalation of military confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/usch-m02.html The rhetoric reflects the fact that major figures in the US political establishment are more than prepared to trigger a war. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e93b509-ecd0-4835-b65e-616fe44b30eB/usch-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Verizon steps up strikebreaking after “last, best and final” offer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/veri-m02.html The company's demands for job cuts and sweeping health care and pension concessions, come as Verizon continues to post immense profits. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a764156-cd63-49e4-b4aa-3dc1ba521b0P/veri-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Poverty has become more concentrated under Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/pvty-m02.html A new study reveals the dramatic increase in “high poverty” districts throughout the US in the wake of the 2008 crash. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f9c89ef-5dfb-4a39-b5cb-be47d23d516G/pvty-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z First Zika death on US territory as Congress delays funding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/zika-m02.html The CDC has confirmed the first Zika-related death in Puerto Rico as the conditions that have allowed the virus to spread continue to worsen. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/446d1379-40cc-4ed8-84fe-7248468f7f4L/zika-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z London mayoral elections: A contest between two right-wing candidates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/mayo-m02.html Under Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, London has cemented its position as the playground of a corrupt financial oligarchy and one of the most socially polarised cities on the planet. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/855cc8d0-54d1-4c46-9f84-4806949abb3D/mayo-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z German army prepares for cyberwar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/cybe-m02.html Contrary to claims that the new department only serves for “defence” against cyber-attacks, the final report makes clear that the Bundeswehr is preparing for offensive cyberwarfare. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f75db31-5c33-4fef-b6e1-2b4257c0f65F/cybe-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Volkswagen works council and IG Metall back executive bonuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/vw-m02.html While thousands of workers are losing their jobs due to the emission scandal, top executives are reaping huge bonuses. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7975d816-7db1-40c9-b350-db74bec3b59N/vw-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: Introductory report by David North http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/nort-m02.html We are publishing here the introductory remarks to the International Online May Day Rally by David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US). Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19cd636d-a869-42b2-b01c-7adef035759L/nort-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Third International May Day Online Rally evokes powerful response http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/mayd-m02.html The May Day rally, in which workers and young people from more than 90 different countries participated, was centered on the fight to build a global movement of workers, students and youth against imperialist war. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bce2c9cd-c589-46b2-924f-dff370e686cB/mayd-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z White House correspondents dinner: A degrading spectacle of conformism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/whcd-m02.html The political, media and entertainment elite stage this annual celebration of wealth and influence. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbd96385-bb6a-4651-9357-ffc720c95b8O/whcd-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z <em>Songs My Brothers Taught Me</em>: The plight of a Lakota youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/song-m02.html The film is a lyrical and honest look at the poverty and social neglect that affects one of the most historically oppressed communities in the United States. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5fc170a-c3d6-49db-9325-16d5cee5333E/song-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 2-8 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/twih-m02.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27e6eb72-f6c9-48ac-aff8-43136e67a87C/twih-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Civilian deaths in Syria surge as US-Russian brokered ceasefire unravels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/alep-a30.html American support for the ceasefire was a tactical maneuver, aimed at buying time for US forces to prepare a renewed push. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d660d9c2-addd-4334-bc85-cf961297a80C/alep-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/pers-a30.html Sanders’ entire campaign has been dedicated to preventing the rising tide of popular opposition in the United States from breaking out of the straitjacket of the Democratic Party. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27f2e6b0-dfe2-4611-b8a9-21d712c821aI/pers-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z UK Labour leadership, bowing to right-wing campaign, suspends Ken Livingstone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/livi-a30.html Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has capitulated to a scurrilous campaign to portray Livingstone as an anti-Semite. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/685ecc01-d010-4527-9e51-33a7d59959cH/livi-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Hundreds protest outside Trump campaign events in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/trum-a30.html The billionaire candidate is working to stoke up xenophobic sentiments in order to direct social opposition into extreme nationalist and militarist channels. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2b2ecfa-2577-40c1-9e75-9beabd9613cK/trum-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Sanders campaigns in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/hunt-a30.html WSWS reporters spoke with workers and youth at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Huntington, West Virginia. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39a5e3bd-627f-46e9-bb3f-f9171e376bbG/hunt-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Sanders’ phony “Medicare for All” proposal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/sand-a30.html The purpose of Sanders’ proposal is not to transform the US health care system, but to promote illusions that such a transformation can be achieved through the Democratic Party under capitalism. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05011cf9-6e80-49a4-bf89-3373941b00fM/sand-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z US military whitewashes attack on Afghan hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/kund-a30.html The Pentagon’s contrived account of human errors and equipment failure is intended to avoid the more obvious conclusion that the US military deliberately targeted the hospital. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/922fa05a-ff2b-43c6-b4f0-cec73ef92edM/kund-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z German army assumes leadership of military buildup against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/nato-a30.html NATO’s aggressive plans sharpen the confrontation with Russia and bring the world closer to a third world war. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/413b032c-9841-4e18-b15f-53b26189680F/nato-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Germany: Left Party state government organizes brutal deportations in Thuringia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/left-a30.html Since the end of last year, the Left Party-led state government has organised regular mass deportations. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4240f06-ecee-4185-b635-760a04c05a4N/left-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Verizon strikers react to company ultimatum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/veri-a30.html Verizon workers are determined to continue their fight for jobs, wages and working conditions, while the unions are isolating the strike and seeking a way to impose management demands. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d38114e-143c-4aae-abdb-b599ddc8059P/veri-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Baltimore police shoot 14-year-old boy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/balt-a30.html On Wednesday, Dedric Colvin was shot twice when Baltimore police mistook his BB gun for a pistol. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbb54b0d-e162-44d8-ba4d-92d9a079870D/balt-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z IMF, European Union, Syriza government prepare more austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/gree-a30.html European and US authorities are again threatening to force Greece to default on its debts if it does not impose new social cuts. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c22ef77d-c9f1-49b8-9d25-91ef67788c3P/gree-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Unsafe Edinburgh schools expose scandal of privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/scot-a30.html Sixteen Edinburgh schools remain closed after the private consortium that built and managed the properties was unable to guarantee the safety of the buildings. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f753984c-5f4c-4a3d-acf7-2bb70731f2aC/scot-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Workers and students in India and Sri Lanka endorse International May Day Online rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/mayd-a30.html Colombo, Chennai, Bangalore and Madras residents speak out about the dangers of war and the need for a unified international struggle for socialism. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18f67226-5a34-423c-a567-f057768726dM/mayd-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/elec-a30.html The policies of the Obama administration have produced the predictable and desired outcome of soaring wealth for a small minority and poverty, unemployment and low-wage jobs for the vast majority. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18489b40-ef22-404f-89a7-bcef9577b0aB/elec-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Mehring Books launching May Day sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/mehr-a30.html In its May Day sale, Mehring Books is offering significant discounts on its wide selection of Marxist works. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77a87ee4-e545-40da-92a5-4e73a4f605aD/mehr-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/labo-a30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15295c42-60d3-4d14-bc7a-10a189a86aeL/labo-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z US Vice President Biden travels to Iraq for crisis talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/iraq-a29.html The unannounced trip is the highest-level official US visit to Iraq since the emergence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01d35297-b1d9-4304-b609-b17e3f63cb4F/iraq-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Obama touts an economic "legacy" of inequality and poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/pers-a29.html In summing up the domestic policies pursued under his administration, Obama declared that his greatest failure was not convincing the American people that the economy is in excellent shape. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0efc2028-7787-4683-ac47-ce066e9e09fJ/pers-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Verizon makes “last, best and final offer” to striking workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/veri-a29.html The ultimatum comes as the unions continue to isolate 39,000 telecom workers who are now in the third week of their strike with the telecom giant. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2a2070c-b2f5-4349-b481-65e81202ac7D/veri-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Protests shrink as police attack fourth day of action against French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/fran-a29.html The protesters are coming up against the absence of a viable strategy for mounting a political struggle to defend basic social rights against a reactionary Socialist Party government. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/955ffdfa-4052-4758-80ee-1b94922128fL/fran-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Workers and youth in Amiens speak out against French labour reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/amie-a29.html A WSWS team spoke to protesting youth who unanimously criticised the strategy of the trade and student unions as insufficient to struggle against the labour reform. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7856e622-71d9-41a9-9968-9c5070c71aaC/amie-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors denounce attack on wages, working conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/ints-a29.html WSWS reporters spoke to junior doctors on picket lines and at rallies during this week’s two one-day strikes without emergency cover. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2c11ddf-63a5-4c21-a2a0-8c64399a827E/ints-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z The German chancellor’s PR tour in Turkish refugee camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/merk-a29.html The trip by the German chancellor and EU Council president to the refugee camp at Nizip resembled a visit to a Potemkin village. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/276fac8a-eeda-4814-955d-a9068472068P/merk-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z German public sector union holds “warning strikes” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/verd-a29.html Selective strikes are taking place in the public sector across Germany this week, but the Verdi union is determined to impose attacks on wages and work conditions. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8599ee64-16b1-49c4-9f8d-3c6f160b50cG/verd-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Detroit teachers union holds rally to back governor’s school restructuring plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/teac-a29.html The Detroit Federation of Teachers’ mobilization to support new Detroit Schools legislation fizzled as teachers largely boycotted the demonstration at the state capitol in Lansing. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a36675f-3b8c-4a53-a4cc-b484ab1eb24B/teac-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Canada’s defence policy review prepares major expansion of militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/cana-a29.html The review “consultation” document argues Canada should expand its close strategic partnership with the US, the most aggressive imperialist power on the planet. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c2c0298-559a-44d8-969b-cb8477da998N/cana-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z On Anzac Day, New Zealand leaders talk peace, prepare for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/anzc-a29.html A century after the bloody Gallipoli campaign in World War I, the New Zealand ruling class is once again preparing to support imperialist war. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d5e64b5-744b-4b09-8726-df760c4d758N/anzc-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan prime minister seeks financial help in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/slch-a29.html Wickremesinghe’s visit to China underscores the magnitude of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis and the geo-political tensions engulfing the region. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5826a10-7a74-4e9e-8647-a4c4c879f1bF/slch-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/mitm-a29.html Cambridge was part of a trip by White to the East Coast, with stops in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts, where the SEP candidate spoke with Verizon workers. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a16516e2-9ceb-481b-b231-ea5f82aad67D/mitm-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z IYSSE meetings in Germany oppose militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/iyss-a29.html The IYSSE held public meetings in Bochum, Frankfurt and Berlin to discuss the return of German militarism and the danger of a third world war. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/556684a4-8fea-4811-86e3-7091c9f751bO/iyss-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organization covers for union treachery in Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/pseu-a29.html The authors equate the selfish institutional interests of the union bureaucracy with the interests of the workers, covering up the actual record of the unions’ treachery. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/205dbfd8-938d-4988-a13b-53a7e7a3d18L/pseu-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z <em>Class Divide</em>: A close-up look at gentrification, inequality in New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/film-a29.html Children of hedge fund managers attend private school on Manhattan’s Tenth Avenue, across the street from one of the city’s public housing projects. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef8c5c0d-444e-49ed-ae63-a218081af05J/film-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/euro-a29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9899fcfb-d30e-4017-b3e3-74ef2fe6f87G/euro-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z How the IBEW betrayed the 2014-2015 FairPoint Communications strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/ibew-a28.html The IBEW entered contract negotiations during the longest strike of 2014 with the expectation of giving up at least $200 million in concessions. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/134192fa-bfe0-4d88-bebe-ba65e74f785J/ibew-a28.html 2016-04-28T06:00:00Z Video: Wayne State University students speak out against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/wsuc-a28.html In this video, students at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan discuss the danger of war and social conditions facing youth. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8aa7793-e5a1-4fb8-8b99-0ecac3bf2e8N/wsuc-a28.html 2016-04-28T06:00:00Z Apple sales decline points to faultlines in global economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/econ-a28.html Apple exemplifies the unprecedented and unsustainable inflation of stock prices since the Wall Street crash of September 2008. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7863c35d-9bae-44a8-8324-d72a1e3e5b4C/econ-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z In run-up to labour law protest, French rail workers stage one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/brus-a28.html The trade unions, seeking to block the entry of workers into struggle against the labour law reform, organised no meetings or protests on the strike day. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af6a2e32-efba-4db3-8406-12a2bf78891N/brus-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Verizon workers discuss strike with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/bost-a28.html SEP presidential candidate Jerry White received a warm reception from Boston Verizon workers who are entering their third week on strike and will soon face the loss of health benefits. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e929897f-c76e-49ae-bd20-cdcb24edeaaL/bost-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Michigan officials “game” sampling of lead in water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/mdeq-a28.html A British newspaper report uncovered a 2008 email from a state Department of Environmental Quality official asking a technician to conceal lead levels in water. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f70fd093-bf58-48e4-a0c6-f17c726853fD/mdeq-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Under Chinese pressure, India cancels visa to Uyghur separatist Dolkun Isa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/indi-a28.html India canceled a visa for US-backed Uyghur separatist Dolkun Isa to attend a conference in Dharamsala. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17ffff96-8ad1-46e8-8046-7d850011314H/indi-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Vast increase in “zero-hours” labor contracts in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/zero-a28.html Under zero-hours contracts, workers must be ready to work whenever required. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4233c98-2b0d-4d13-a5d5-40be398799dE/zero-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Hillsborough inquest: Ninety-six UK football supporters unlawfully killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/hill-a28.html The verdict in the longest jury case in British legal history vindicates the campaign by the families and supporters of the 96 Liverpool Football Club fans killed 27 years ago. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a441233-7d41-49d3-87cd-0bc2bcb947bO/hill-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z The Hillsborough disaster as it unfolded http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/time-a28.html The death of 96 Liverpool football supporters on April 15, 1989 was followed by a 27-year cover-up. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f46f0c8c-4a96-461a-8550-8cc2622e6f3B/time-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Australia awards $50 billion submarine contract to France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/subs-a28.html The contract also serves the US and Australian aim of drawing France more closely into the strategic planning for war with China. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2128e61-7ac0-4999-8669-7cef9a72100C/subs-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Anzac Day celebrations in Australia aimed at suppressing anti-war sentiment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/anza-a28.html This year’s Anzac events gave centre stage to military veterans from Australia’s more recent neo-colonial interventions in Vietnam, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/873b98af-4db0-480b-a0f8-7412215d295G/anza-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Sacked Australian reporter continues to challenge Anzac myths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/scot-a28.html Former SBS sports journalist Scott McIntyre posted a series of tweets on Monday opposing the promotion of militarism and war. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fa58cd6-e451-4b60-9ce0-11942c80274M/scot-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z India bullies Maldives into enhanced “defence cooperation” pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/mald-a28.html By cajoling the Maldives into a new defence pact, India provided the US with a demonstration of its potential as a “frontline” ally in confronting China. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14baaf43-7eaf-492c-8171-aeb767e50c4M/mald-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z PNG court declares Australian refugee detention camp illegal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/refu-a28.html Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruling exposes the unlawful character of the Australian policy of incarcerating asylum seekers on remote islands. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dc07569-7ebd-4e50-b931-601e1e8d549F/refu-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Trump’s “America First” speech and the US war election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/pers-a28.html The leading contenders in both parties, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, are committed to a vast military escalation following the November election. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00fc134d-8459-4e63-9ac4-1b54906484bJ/pers-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Berlin elections: Workers and students speak out against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/28/berl-a28.html As part of its campaign in the Berlin state elections, the Socialist Equality Party collected signatures in the district of Schöneberg. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1841280-1707-4c31-820d-602a031cec1H/berl-a28.html 2016-04-28T05:00:00Z Clinton, Trump move closer to presidential nominations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/prim-a27.html The two most widely despised political figures in America are the frontrunners for the two corporate-controlled parties. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d25cde08-0093-49bd-969c-d798370f670I/prim-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Sanders backs Obama “kill list,” troops to Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/kill-a27.html Sanders’ statements underscore the unity among all the candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties in favor of war and drone assassinations. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63bd1c00-9b0f-46b7-937f-98ded06fdcfM/kill-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Jobs, housing and danger of war on voters’ minds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/pitt-a27.html In the former Rust Belt city, jobs that replaced steel and manufacturing are mainly in service, education and health care, which pay only a fraction of the wages and benefits. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63bbdfbd-c21c-4eb8-a44e-a2609baa425O/pitt-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Ruling upholds North Carolina anti-voting rights law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/vote-a27.html Monday’s ruling is part of an escalating attack on the right to vote and democratic rights more broadly. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb64aab8-aab2-4038-a604-b2636a07cf3G/vote-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Union forces AT&amp;T West workers to continue working after contract expiration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/west-a27.html The unions are working to isolate different sections of telecommunications workers and prevent a unified struggle with the 39,000 striking Verizon workers in the US Northeast. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e521a7ed-18cd-4017-a34c-2014fcbace1H/west-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Flint residents protest two years of ongoing water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/flin-a27.html Flint residents are increasingly frustrated and angry over the indifference, disdain and absence of assistance from all levels of government, even as the lead crisis in Flint continues. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf48de9d-b9c0-4177-b45b-1a504e26331H/flin-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Public support for UK junior doctors strike grows as government insists they must be “defeated” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/docs-a27.html The strike by 45,000 junior doctors in England is the first stoppage in the history of the National Health Service to be held without emergency care being provided. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d596715-8245-482a-b43b-b0b4a718328G/docs-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Poland’s Patriot Act: PiS government proposes new anti-terrorism law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/pola-a27.html Cynically utilising the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Polish government is hastily introducing its own version of the USA Patriot Act. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/474152b0-b811-4d8f-916e-0d3b3192c3eE/pola-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z US warplanes sent near disputed South China Sea reef http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/scse-a27.html The use of American ground attack aircraft and special forces helicopters near a Chinese-claimed islet was designed to send a menacing message to Beijing. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/748f69e9-c60b-4473-a5b3-2578d9d27f3B/scse-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Australia: Another dubious “Anzac Day terror plot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/turn-a27.html Unsubstantiated claims of ISIS-inspired plots are being utilised to justify attacks on democratic rights and drum up pro-war jingoism. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e5072c9-8904-4444-b2ae-cf3f6713e16K/turn-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Successful IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand against the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/imtg-a27.html Students participated in lively discussions on the principles outlined in the ICFI’s historic statement, “Socialism and the Fight Against War.” Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24632d87-84be-4fab-9950-9c5406a49c3M/imtg-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Far-right victory in Austrian presidential elections: A warning http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/pers-a27.html The responsibility for the rise of the far-right lies with the main establishment parties, as well as the trade unions and pseudo-left groups who cover their backs. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f834fa-b274-484c-9fd4-516b1e2c4d1J/pers-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Prince (1958-2016) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/prin-a27.html While music icon Prince, who died April 21 at the age of 57, was among the more electrifying performers of his generation, his work could be terribly uneven. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c8a63f-0de5-4b9e-9e56-dbcc38b5d34D/prin-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z The Socialist Party’s pro-capitalist call to nationalise the UK steel industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/tata-a27.html The Socialist Party frames its call for the nationalisation of Tata steel explicitly in terms of defending Britain’s “national interest” and “heritage”. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c4e47dc-d16e-4269-acf7-e5f70ef3848D/tata-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback pledges loyalty to pro-war, pro-austerity NDP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/figh-a27.html Fightback has seized on the removal of Mulcair as NDP leader to redouble its effort to keep the working class under the political control of the pro-capitalist unions and NDP. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f5fcdf3-0e03-4ee9-a2fc-d70f9504c5eP/figh-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z Urdu translation of Socialism and the Fight Against War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/27/paki-a27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> is pleased to announce the publication of an Urdu translation of the ICFI statement “Socialism and the Fight Against War.” Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78aa321a-9580-4b2c-ab8c-f31524c1231M/paki-a27.html 2016-04-27T05:00:00Z China debt levels reach record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/chin-a26.html China’s debt levels have risen rapidly since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, with some analysts warning that the country may experience a “Lehman” disaster. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33c79b6e-8f90-4a29-9bce-09f44c1f77eC/chin-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Obama’s war summit in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/pers-a26.html Nearly eight years after he addressed 200,000 in Berlin, promising “hope” and “change,” Obama presided over a summit with the European powers on the expansion of war in the Middle East and new provocations against Russia. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73d33ed6-866c-4f28-9532-f47071a56fdI/pers-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Video: Jerry White meets striking Verizon workers on the picket line in New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/vide-a26.html Nearly 40,000 workers throughout the United States are on strike against the telecommunications giant to defend their jobs, health care and pension benefits. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bde1f4f3-ee87-4380-9eb6-1a15134ed15M/vide-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z More than 50,000 junior doctors begin two-day strike in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/docs-a26.html Junior doctors have refused to back down in the face of government threats, but the danger is their isolation at the hands of the health unions and the Labour Party. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ffe8c37-c2d0-43f2-a774-05aeff41628I/docs-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Obama in Germany: New joint aggression and growing imperialist rivalries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/germ-a26.html Obama’s fifth trip to Germany was aimed primarily at expanding imperialist aggression in the Middle East and NATO’s military build-up against Russia. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc723b9a-f105-4e76-aae9-6611cb402caG/germ-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Insurers set to sharply increase Obamacare premiums http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/obam-a26.html Citing big losses, many insurers will ask state insurance commissioners to approve double-digit hikes in premiums under the Affordable Care Act. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0822b92-f354-4936-abd6-06f5defdafaP/obam-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Unions provide platform for Democrats at Verizon strike rallies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/veri-a26.html Workers told the WSWS that they are increasingly frustrated and angry over the lack of information from the unions and the absence of any strategy to win the strike. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a09fe091-21ca-4bde-94c2-8cd7fe72320L/veri-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Michigan residents protest contaminated water at community meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/jack-a26.html Residents from the Arbor Village Mobile Home Community described deplorable conditions and expressed frustration at officials’ lack of concern. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/deeda3ec-9348-4740-8aa8-bf330bdf6c3P/jack-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Peabody Energy declares bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/peab-a26.html Amidst the deepening global economic crisis, the world’s largest coal company declared bankruptcy, threatening the living standards and working conditions of its 7,100 global workforce. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74467b71-8757-430a-a7bd-cce9efae857D/peab-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Eleven thousand jobs threatened at British Home Stores http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/brit-a26.html Pension obligations will be transferred to the taxpayer, while the corporate heads’ own tax obligations are wiped out, courtesy of debt-financed transactions and off-shore tax havens. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1561a567-6009-4f4a-a05f-58023f6280cJ/brit-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Austria’s far-right Freedom Party wins first round of presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/aust-a26.html The politics and the election campaign of the two government parties, the Social Democratic Party and the conservative People's Party, played into the hands of the FPÖ. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea0d6ecc-38ba-45fd-8a00-b883875dc4fI/aust-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Berlin college rector protests police intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/raid-a26.html On April 2, around 30 police stormed into Alice-Salomon College, forced all students and tutors present into the main auditorium, blocked all exits and collected personal information. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83ff9c39-5553-4d2c-bae2-a627c4c8054A/raid-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Increasing suicide rate in Australia highlights social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/suic-a26.html Steep increases in the numbers of people taking their own lives point to deteriorating economic and social conditions. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1e6c7b2-72ce-4c8c-9915-19a4091aeb1J/suic-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Worldwide support for International May Day Online rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/mayd-a26.html Hundreds of workers and young people from more than 40 countries have registered for the May 1 rally organized by the International Committee of the Fourth International. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbf39e4d-5957-4250-b038-04822c782a7J/mayd-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z The Times’ Kristof dissembles in defense of Clinton’s “honesty” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/kris-a26.html Kristof employs sophistry and lies to defend a former president and first lady who have shamelessly cashed in on their stint in the White House to make themselves rich. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddd16f9d-e174-4f52-8267-c84c5b12c69G/kris-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z The paintings of Eugène Delacroix at London’s National Gallery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/26/dela-a26.html The stated intention of the organisers is to give visitors “the opportunity to (re)discover” the “revolutionary artist” Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68342513-617d-4798-9ea5-addd8d3465dL/dela-a26.html 2016-04-26T05:00:00Z Democrats move to shut down criticism of Clinton’s Wall Street ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/sand-a25.html Under pressure from party leaders, the campaign of Bernie Sanders has indicated it will mute attacks on Hillary Clinton’s corrupt relations with the banks. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6617c32-97c3-4d6e-9d91-f104951d866F/sand-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Oppose imperialist war! Join the International May Day Online Rally! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/pers-a25.html This coming Sunday, May 1, at 1:00 pm US Eastern Daylight Time, the International Committee of the Fourth International will celebrate May Day with an online rally. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed69fd96-8e79-440c-a414-7e6f65edc49I/pers-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Verizon strikers in New York City give warm welcome to SEP presidential candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/vnyc-a25.html In visits to picket lines in Manhattan and Queens, Jerry White discussed the political issues in the battle with the telecom giant. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e889bdf6-b2ab-4a84-9f7f-871f2359536D/vnyc-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Strike of 39,000 Verizon workers nearing end of second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/veri-a25.html Verizon is sticking to its demands for concessions, particularly cuts to healthcare and pensions, along with contract changes that would lead to the loss of thousands of jobs. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/229dfef5-3023-4ec9-852c-a464d76b014M/veri-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z German Greens negotiate to form coalition with right-wing CDU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/germ-a25.html What is currently being negotiated in Stuttgart is much more than a temporary, stop-gap solution to a complicated state election result. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e7daca4-fba9-45d1-87dc-8ae1c5d6312I/germ-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z UK: Millions of low income families will be poorer under welfare reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/welf-a25.html Many working families will lose up to £200 a month as a result of the Universal Credit welfare reform introduced by the Conservative government. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07f44152-9451-4d25-8782-4da0d938a42E/welf-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Independent panel reports on the disappearance of Mexican normalistas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/ayot-a25.html The report charges that the government blocked key lines of investigation, mishandled evidence, used torture and protected officials suspected of participating in the disappearance. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/771e2e90-08cb-464e-ade4-40eedfa1034K/ayot-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Federal judge allows lawsuit to proceed against CIA contractors involved in torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/cia-a25.html The case represents the first time a lawsuit in US courts based on the CIA torture program was allowed to proceed past the initial stages. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51fbdfd2-a583-4a4f-b463-595caae296fP/cia-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Illinois legislature agrees to fund higher education at 30 percent of last year’s level http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/illi-a25.html With no end in sight on the ongoing budget impasse, the agreement between state Democrats and Republicans may be the only money institutions receive for the year. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14067fa8-e73f-4724-a934-2a513d23175E/illi-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Factory farms cause thousands in rural Wisconsin to go without clean water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/wisc-a25.html Pollution from large-scale farms and deregulation of groundwater systems have created unsafe drinking water for thousands in the state. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7e08760-4a6c-4230-a343-21c08c150e5I/wisc-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z New Zealand’s healthcare crisis worsens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/heal-a25.html Thousands of people are on hospital waiting lists, or being denied essential surgical operations or mental health treatment, due to government funding cuts. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f535d068-3f1b-4515-9935-1f8f63c1787K/heal-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/berl-a25.html The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) is standing in the Berlin state elections to provide a political perspective to mobilize the broad opposition to war and social cuts. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d36856e-03e3-4857-9199-405f44c8978O/berl-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z Two years of the Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/flin-a25.html April 25 marks the second anniversary of the criminal decision to shift the city of Flint’s water supply to the polluted Flint River, setting in motion a social catastrophe. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6978b86-3969-4da3-ac01-8d7f458c779K/flin-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 25-May 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/25/twih-a25.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29969962-7567-4d21-a2ed-2ad3b8ea5e6N/twih-a25.html 2016-04-25T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White to speak at Cambridge, Massachusetts meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/meet-a23.html White will speak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Tuesday, April 26 on the conspiracy of silence in the elections on the war plans of the American ruling class. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e1b2aa8-a692-4232-8183-8b2a8990029N/meet-a23.html 2016-04-23T06:00:00Z Sharp rise in US suicide rate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/suic-a23.html The Centers for Disease Control study follows recent reports showing a decline in life expectancy among US whites and sharp increases in lifespan divergences between rich and poor. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d19d3a5d-2bd1-4cf7-b274-f7ed427349eP/suic-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z Military force “on the table” in relation to Russia, US commander says http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/nato-a23.html The Obama administration’s nominee for US commander in Europe called for the permanent deployment of an armored brigade near Russia’s border. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83442bc1-f695-4015-b8a6-2a78a86556fK/nato-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z US President Obama warns against Britain leaving the European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/obam-a23.html Such is the concern of significant sections of the US ruling elite of the economic, political and military implications of a UK break from the EU, that President Obama felt compelled to intervene. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c50e3425-69ef-4b4d-8b62-a99b469b28cP/obam-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z "Left Leave" Brexit campaign: Apologists for nationalism and defenders of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/lexi-a23.html The pseudo-left initiative to support a British exit from the European Union in the upcoming referendum makes virtually no reference to the common class issues facing working people in Europe. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb2c71d8-3c5a-41b6-9872-2387da63232D/lexi-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z UN refugee agency confirms mass drownings in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/refu-a23.html The fatalities are looked upon as collateral damage by Europe’s ruling elite, which aims to deter refugees by sealing the EU’s borders and subjecting asylum seekers to violence, mass incarceration and deportation. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3f2f3b7-8b2b-4d65-8a1b-679fcf56ba3I/refu-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z Federal appeals court dismisses drone lawsuit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/dron-a23.html The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union sought to compel the CIA to release information on its secret drone warfare program. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f756111-68de-4a1a-b0f8-315d8d2d0feJ/dron-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z Panama Papers implicate Pacific Island states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/pana-a23.html Impoverished countries such as Samoa, Niue and Nauru have been transformed into lucrative tax havens for corporations and wealthy individuals. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d895936e-7eaa-49c8-a376-12fdf549060N/pana-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z US backs police purge in Honduras http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/hond-a23.html The purge in the National Police is in line with increased militarization and more repressive measures in Honduras. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a10cc447-b662-4e17-97b5-1a48ecb6404L/hond-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z War, the Democratic Party and the 2016 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/pers-a23.html A sympathetic article appearing in the <i>New York Times</i> on Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton’s war record underscores the danger of a very rapid military escalation following the 2016 US presidential election. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04327c19-220f-4eee-9e7a-a1fc593d828P/pers-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate discusses strike with Pittsburgh Verizon workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/camp-a23.html In his first campaign stop, SEP presidential candidate Jerry White spoke with Verizon workers about their strike and the need for the international unity of the working class. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7cb1bb8-17e9-4839-bd83-3e1959feb5aG/camp-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z “Action Alliance—Stand Up Against Racism” in Germany: A cynical fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/coal-a23.html The meeting in Frankfurt is a gathering of the Social Democrats, Greens, trade union bureaucracy and the Left Party—the very forces responsible for the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16734539-3def-4b08-a46e-bdaf705e9a6I/coal-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z Canadian capitalism and the subjugation and decimation of the indigenous population http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/clea-a23.html As <em>Clearing the Plains</em> demonstrates, the Canadian capitalist state was consolidated through the dispossession of the Native Indian population, through violence, chicanery, and state-sponsored famine. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c596174-032b-4d13-958d-dc146397b8aI/clea-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z A concert of relative rarities by American composer Aaron Copland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/copl-a23.html Copland’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto deserves a higher profile in the orchestral repertoire. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9768860e-5735-40f9-b57b-f69e3cad465N/copl-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z Vote “no” on the California Faculty Association contract! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/cali-a23.html The deal reached by the CFA and the cancellation of the April 13 strike make clear that rank-and-file workers must take the conduct of this struggle into their own hands. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/582a2263-9766-4211-a5d5-39de921a6b9D/cali-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/labo-a23.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e797592-db7a-473a-b7fb-dd61ac9312dM/labo-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z Sears/Kmart to close 78 more US stores http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/23/sear-a23.html The new Sears closings are the latest in a wave of retail chain shutdowns, including mass closings by Walmart and Macy’s. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/727b32d3-0353-4464-9996-88347f05526P/sear-a23.html 2016-04-23T05:00:00Z General Motors posts record first-quarter profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/gmot-a22.html The profit figures underscore the value of the 2015 GM-UAW contract to the giant automaker and its wealthiest investors, including the United Auto Workers bureaucracy. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1157684-f8d5-4888-80ba-246a634736cL/gmot-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Ford announces new small-vehicle plant in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/auto-a22.html Ford Motor Co. unveiled its plan to invest $1.6 billion to build a new small-vehicle plant in Mexico which will employ 2,800 workers. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8edbbdd0-3107-4500-a545-5860533ba16E/auto-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Thirteen Mexican oil workers reported killed with toll rising at Pemex plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/peme-a22.html The plant was turned over to Mexichem as part of the government’s privatization drive, and workers reported that safety and maintenance had been neglected. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47107524-68af-4428-ab79-cb7c7c047f2H/peme-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z UK Chancellor touts Treasury analysis to promote European Union membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/brit-a22.html The claim by Chancellor George Osborne that the European Union will guarantee prosperity for British families is absurd. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b8c7da2-97ca-47c4-87d8-30a4f41edb7L/brit-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z German government backs draconian refugee “integration” law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/germ-a22.html The planned legislation does nothing to help refugees, but is instead an attack on basic democratic rights. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7a67f5a-d265-4fbb-9757-81c31d6fbdbL/germ-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Podemos pleads with Socialist Party to form a government in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/spai-a22.html If a power-sharing agreement is not reached by May 2, new elections will be held on June 26. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3709867-9dfa-4ff0-9844-3b923b8178dE/spai-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Verizon refuses to budge on takeaway demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/veri-a22.html As the strike by 39,000 Verizon workers entered its second week, the giant telecom ramped up its provocations by charging strikers with “sabotage.” Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77c4572b-176e-4380-a51e-bc813ea2bb0J/veri-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Divisions grow over European Central Bank policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/ecbm-a22.html German criticism of the ECB’s negative interest rate regime is not the result of differences over monetary policy philosophy but is rooted in the political economy of German capitalism. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23061951-4de1-4b0b-ad86-8abaf59a3e0J/ecbm-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case affecting millions of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/immi-a22.html Key justices expressed unexpected support for a 26-state challenge to executive orders granting temporary deferral from deportation to a limited category of migrants. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e94c8432-e67e-4d4d-ae3d-cf49a40dad2G/immi-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Zika virus expected to spread in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/zika-a22.html The Zika epidemic threatens to expand its geographic reach, while scientists describe more severe neurological effects of infection. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f6b4585-80f9-40ad-8e03-a731292f765D/zika-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z New Zealand prime minister visits China amid tensions over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/nzch-a22.html While seeking to preserve cordial relations with China, its second largest trading partner, the New Zealand ruling elite is committed to the US anti-China “pivot.” Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0b675a6-e335-44db-9b90-0b7e381ae17E/nzch-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Indian air chief calls growing Chinese influence a strategic threat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/inch-a22.html India’s alignment with Washington’s anti-China “pivot” is inflaming explosive military and national-ethnic tensions across South Asia. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30e41175-79ed-43db-a4ab-8b8ad63602dL/inch-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party announces presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/pers-a22.html SEP candidates Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president will advance a socialist program that addresses the needs of millions of workers and youth in the United States and around the world. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99b8a8e0-2f53-4bf8-aebb-08678ecc725B/pers-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Paul Mason launches campaign for UK Labour to pledge itself to nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/maso-a22.html Former economics editor of Channel Four News Paul Mason’s latest statements are a devastating political exposure of an entire fetid petty-bourgeois milieu. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/550fee6a-760b-4485-b944-f1eccb61303G/maso-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z <em>The Hope Six Demolition Project</em>: PJ Harvey takes on war and global poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/harv-a22.html Harvey’s new album is the product of the artist’s investigation into the poverty and devastation being inflicted on different parts of the globe. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4d74170-99d9-4a45-93f1-1dc0b35d9a1D/harv-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/22/euro-a22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc7bae63-7c18-4fb4-b293-6d75c6f25bfJ/euro-a22.html 2016-04-22T05:00:00Z US authorizes intensified air strikes against civilians in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/iraq-a21.html The loosening of the Pentagon’s rules of engagement coincides with an escalation by the US and its Gulf allies in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1ea004-598a-43c6-8720-461f4a343d4M/iraq-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z European powers on verge of new military intervention in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/liby-a21.html The European powers are exploiting the mass drownings in the Mediterranean to expand their military operations in the region. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66cb4383-c9d1-44a3-b748-39cc28fab16O/liby-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z NATO-Russia meetings resume amid fears of military clash in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/nato-a21.html After close encounters between US and Russian forces in the Baltic Sea, there are mounting fears of an accidental clash escalating into full-blown war between nuclear powers. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e367405-be73-4e93-b647-ee84316a980D/nato-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Striking Verizon workers speak out in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/veri-a21.html Hundreds of Verizon workers on Wednesday picketed a Verizon facility in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is being used to coordinate the company’s strikebreaking operations. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61209a08-f371-44ce-9990-2ed8ee82c6bN/veri-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Low-level officials face indictment in Flint lead poisoning crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/flin-a21.html Two low-level state officials and a city of Flint employee face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in relation to the lead poisoning of city residents. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11d7a20a-2bc8-4b85-b3e7-b70ee7b8fd3O/flin-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z New York cop convicted of killing Akai Gurley receives no prison time http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/lain-a21.html The police officer who shot and killed a young African-American man in a New York public housing complex has been sentenced to probation and community service. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eb9ba5b-b819-4bc5-b304-8be55d44894G/lain-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Seven dead, hundreds homeless in Houston, Texas flood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/hous-a20.html Houston’s working class residents have been forced to flee rising waters with little assistance from the city or state governments. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/228d4734-00f5-4558-a23c-41acb3d381dC/hous-a20.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z University of California, Davis pays $175,000 to erase pepper spraying incident from Internet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/ucda-a21.html The revelation underscores the reactionary character of the campus administration. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/979e2c65-5307-4bb8-a9c5-bd9af033555H/ucda-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Death toll rises in Ecuador earthquake http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/ecua-a21.html Ecuador’s earthquake exposes lack of preparation and threatens a health emergency. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b6672a6-ad9b-42ed-a4e6-bf921bbe85cF/ecua-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Two right-wing candidates to contest second round in Peru’s presidential vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/peru-a21.html National and international investors welcomed the results, as both contenders back policies facilitating the exploitation of the Peruvian working class. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff8e7589-8d91-40e0-982c-389c77b5bcbI/peru-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Australian media demands austerity offensive via “double dissolution” election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/turn-a21.html The corporate media’s concerns reflect the conundrum that has wracked governments over the past decade: how to impose deep cuts to living standards on a hostile electorate. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2377ac61-d2f0-4a98-9b00-dbe26563e98L/turn-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z UK Leave and Remain campaigns seek to exploit fears over future of National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/heal-a21.html The Remain and Leave campaigns are led by parties that have cut NHS and opened up public health care for privatisation. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/327e2c12-1f97-44f5-92ac-064e0974e93B/heal-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Dramatic rise in poverty among German retirees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/germ-a21.html By 2030, almost half of all new retirees will face the threat of a pension at the level of Hartz IV social welfare. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/691602c5-57bf-414f-a632-badf988707dK/germ-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z US threatens harsh sanctions if North Korea conducts nuclear test http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/kore-a21.html The intensifying US pressure is not primarily directed at Pyongyang, but against Beijing, as part of the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fbac336-f583-421a-aca0-8ccebe1e7ffL/kore-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Life expectancy declines for white Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/pers-a21.html New figures released by the Centers for Disease Control on declining life expectancy reflect the profound social crisis that is fueling the political convulsions in the US elections. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2a8f3e2-c238-434e-9571-11a9553b260M/pers-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z German vice chancellor praises the hangman of Cairo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/gabr-a21.html “In my opinion you have an impressive president,” said Social Democratic Chairman Sigmar Gabriel, speaking in Cairo of the Egyptian despot Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fba70c3-7f5d-4af3-ab29-02d8b29f09fM/gabr-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z UK: Thousands march in Leeds to oppose attacks on National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/21/leed-a21.html The role of Keep Our NHS Public is to ensure that any fight back remains within the stranglehold of the Labour Party and the trade unions. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b61557d-b3fa-44ad-9772-99794d2497fD/leed-a21.html 2016-04-21T05:00:00Z Clinton, Trump post New York primary victories http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/prim-a20.html The Democratic and Republican presidential frontrunners each won by double-digit margins and increased their lead in convention delegates pledged to their nomination. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0808146-c043-446d-b7c0-d8bcae1a265O/prim-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Obama flies to Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/saud-a20.html While friction has arisen over Washington’s dealings with Iran and fallout from 9/11, the monarchical dictatorship remains a linchpin of US policy in the Middle East. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97415253-9bb0-4dfd-b81c-1901c46e30bA/saud-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Canada’s Liberal government finalizes $15 billion Saudi arms deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/cana-a20.html The foreign minister has been caught out lying shamelessly about the Liberal government’s deciding role in finalizing a $15 billion arms deal with the Saudi regime. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbdfc283-36ed-466d-a1b1-0dc5064136aM/cana-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z In Cairo, French President Hollande defends the bloodstained Sisi junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/holl-a20.html Hollande discussed with the Egyptian dictator his response to the November 13 attacks in Paris before deciding to impose a state of emergency across France. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8018289a-dbfb-42fc-9ab6-c9d2ff7bf75I/holl-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Tensions rise between Italy and Egypt over Giulio Regeni murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/ital-a20.html Italian student and journalist Giulio Regeni was tortured to death in Egypt in January in a bestial manner. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f866fbed-2025-451c-8cef-d122d39747aJ/ital-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Verizon workers confront strikebreaking operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/veri-a20.html While workers are determined to wage a militant battle, they have been repeatedly undermined by the telecom unions, which offered $200 million in concessions. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0f78467-950f-43b2-885d-2a5b017434fA/veri-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Steel producers summit threatens stepped-up trade war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/stee-a20.html The focus of the Brussels summit on the global steel crisis was “promoting structural adjustment” through job losses, deregulation and trade war measures against China. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8b43373-1656-44c6-bca6-89e86d371ddK/stee-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z UK unions agree to implement pay cuts for NHS workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/wage-a20.html After paving the way for years of pay freezes and erosion of conditions, the unions have colluded with the government and accepted the 1 percent cap on pay this year and until 2020. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f973cf6-114f-404e-b2b8-661e7f1037aP/wage-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Indian elite welcomes deal to allow US military to use ports and bases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/inus-a20.html While the Congress and Stalinists are voicing opposition to India becoming a “full-fledged” US ally, they have been instrumental in expanding US-Indian military ties. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a50e9a75-1911-4976-9c46-be13dcac7feD/inus-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z New Zealand government plans major increase in military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/nzmi-a20.html The expansion is aimed at further incorporating New Zealand into Washington’s plans for war against China. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e990f3fb-47d1-4bbf-be92-79cdfc2ba80M/nzmi-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Autopsy indicates Indonesian police unit tortured and killed prisoner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/indo-a20.html The Densus 88 unit works closely with, and receives training from, the American FBI and the Australian Federal Police. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80c5a2b3-4156-4078-bbb3-82cc86484e1K/indo-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean: An imperialist crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/pers-a20.html Thousands of deaths by drowning are accepted, if not welcomed, as collateral damage required by the campaign to keep desperate refugees out of Europe. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72b2ea5f-e912-456d-b40a-2f6e9ba35a2O/pers-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z <em>Demolition</em>: Take an investment banker apart, and what do you find? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/demo-a20.html The film tells the story of Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), a New York investment banker who experiences an emotional unraveling after his wife dies in an automobile accident. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2929481-2d1e-48db-b324-93898e7c6d2D/demo-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Video: Flint residents speak out on ongoing water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/vide-a09.html Tens of thousands of people in Flint, Michigan have been exposed to lead as a result of the city’s 2014 decision to switch its water source to the contaminated Flint River. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93b593d3-2d94-47d5-a234-8fdae0cfc0bN/vide-a09.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z Seven dead, hundreds homeless in Houston, Texas flood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/20/hous-a20.html Houston’s working class residents have been forced to flee rising waters with little assistance from the city or state governments. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8a36a40-f917-43ab-bd4e-b06670282c6E/hous-a20.html 2016-04-20T05:00:00Z US announces new Iraq deployments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/iraq-a19.html The US reinforcements will reportedly work with frontline Iraqi units to organize a “punishing battle” for control of the northern city of Mosul. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66989f17-a367-4246-8a6a-b9815f12a17F/iraq-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Hundreds feared dead as another refugee boat sinks in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/refu-a19.html According to reports, hundreds more refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on the first anniversary of the worst refugee boat disaster to date. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f18a166-2187-4f17-94f8-7cb488abf06M/refu-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Hollande sheds crocodile tears over refugees in Lebanon visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/leba-a19.html French President François Hollande began his four-day trip to the Middle East, visiting Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, to boost economic and military ties amidst escalating war. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/785d9811-3d46-496b-a7dc-cc563eb533aM/leba-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Thousands of Detroit children exposed to lead or copper contaminated water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/detr-a19.html One third of DPS schools are reporting lead or copper contamination of drinking water, with one sample at 100 times the EPA toxic level. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d38db81-4b0f-43ac-aad6-689551fb97fK/detr-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Belgian police arrest six suspects in March 22 Brussels attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/brus-a19.html Mohamed Abrini’s accomplices were all known to intelligence services, as were their aliases and their movements, but they were not arrested. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f9304f9-409f-46e9-a601-71c09261b1eP/brus-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Doha oil talks collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/doha-a19.html The main reason for the failure to agree on an oil production freeze appears to be tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which are on opposites sides in conflicts in the Middle East. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49f9694e-76e3-40b5-b901-74a494c9ae9K/doha-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Sanders, Clinton hold final events before New York primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/nypr-a19.html Clinton’s once double-digit lead in the state has been cut to as little as six percentage points. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12280463-c9b1-4a2b-b319-1a60bf63072J/nypr-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Verizon strike at critical juncture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/vzst-a19.html While workers have displayed determination and tenacity, every action by the CWA and IBEW has only encouraged the intransigence of the telecom giant. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b324d056-cff6-4deb-9c93-12612c26a2aN/vzst-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z A comment on demoralized opportunists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/stei-a19.html The anti-Trotskyist blog site of Alex Steiner and Frank Brenner recently reported on a meeting that they hosted in Brooklyn, New York, on April 12. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d781fad3-1598-47b5-90db-1e6442c4152I/stei-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Rail unions declare support for UK exit from the EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/leav-a19.html The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union and the train drivers union ASLEF claim EU membership is “bad for Britain in general and bad for the railway in particular.” Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ace1201-4d6c-4b1b-ae04-bc7ee44a912H/leav-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Australian government to call an extraordinary “double dissolution” election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/elec-a19.html Amid a worsening economic situation, the government is under intense pressure from big business to break the parliamentary logjam and impose its austerity agenda. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8af44941-45d1-48ae-87ad-4bf1581eefbC/elec-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Québec Solidaire ready to govern with pro-austerity Parti Quebecois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/qspq-a19.html Québec Solidaire leader Francoise David has said her party “would perhaps be in power together” with the big business PQ had the latter implemented proportional representation. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96fffc1c-1821-4db4-b0d6-e7aa6cc9e8cN/qspq-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Brazil’s impeachment crisis and the debacle of the Workers Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/pers-a19.html The vote to proceed with the impeachment of Rousseff marks the end of a political era and the opening up of a new period of intense class struggle in Latin America’s largest country. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84f5727c-39f2-455a-a5d5-fa334b466aeK/pers-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z A conversation with Stephen Parker, author of <em>Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/inte-a18.html WSWS writers Sybille Fuchs, Stefan Steinberg and David Walsh recently spoke to the author of a valuable new biography of the famed German playwright and poet. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/297c525b-ef7d-4c33-9ebc-e3235adc5c0A/inte-a18.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Sanders makes a pilgrimage to Rome http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/pope-a19.html The Democratic presidential candidate and the Catholic pope are engaged in similar missions: both seek to put a “left” face on deeply reactionary institutions. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b275a8dd-e120-41bd-be6e-24e55309adeK/pope-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z A closer look at the faculty union’s deal that halted the California State University strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/cali-a19.html The agreement by the California Faculty Association is a wolf in sheep’s clothing that abandons educators’ demands to recoup previous wage and benefit concessions accepted by the CFA. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07aade1f-436c-4415-983a-d23cb36b3f4A/cali-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z US-Russia tensions flare in Baltic Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/usru-a18.html Washington’s aggressive military build-up throughout Eastern Europe, in close collaboration with its NATO allies, has brought the entire region to the brink of war between nuclear powers. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfff6880-bbcf-4fd8-9597-7690a16e2b4O/usru-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Brazilian congress votes to impeach PT President Rousseff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/braz-a18.html The PT’s inability to counter the reactionary alliance of forces with a “there will be no coup” campaign leading up to the vote is an indictment of the party and its politics. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8688dea8-e4f6-4174-aab0-23e808c1721K/braz-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Earthquakes in Japan kill 42 people, injure 1,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/japa-a18.html The response of the Japanese government has been a military one—despatching some 20,000 troops as part of rescue and relief operations. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01a1a6d4-2832-463d-8b36-35998ea0ed6K/japa-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Unions try to isolate embattled Verizon strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/veri-a18.html As 39,000 workers fight the telecom giant, the trade unions are doing everything they can to isolate workers and force them into submission. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90ce2ed5-586e-4c29-a378-4b8f2ea960eI/veri-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant stumps for Sanders at New York rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/sawa-a18.html Sawant’s remarks on Saturday underscored the integration of Socialist Alternative into the Sanders campaign and the Democratic Party. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/390e3fcb-d210-44e0-87b9-192ab7a1743N/sawa-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z VW hands out massive bonuses to company executives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/volk-a18.html The granting of bonuses to executives at VW illustrates how management is reacting to the exhaust emissions scandal, which has resulted in losses and potential fines. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee206396-9ccc-41f1-a8eb-ff97032959eE/volk-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Verizon workers speak as strike enters new week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/stri-a18.html The WSWS Verizon Strike Newsletter spoke to workers on the picket lines in Northern Virginia and New York City. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceef7439-62d6-40a8-a53d-eedf9a33648I/stri-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z People’s Assembly London demonstration: Protesters speak on austerity, war and EU referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/ints-a18.html World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to participants in Saturday’s People’s Assembly march in London. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee3438db-1e60-468b-ada6-d5f2e46429cG/ints-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Ecuador earthquake kills hundreds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/ecua-a18.html Hindered by an absence of earthmoving equipment, desperate residents dug through debris with their hands, as those trapped under rubble called out for help. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20324f13-17a7-49c9-a403-a4308d9c7e6M/ecua-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Eighteen teachers jailed as police crack down on protests in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/mexi-a18.html Thousands of teachers mobilized across the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán and Veracruz against President Peña Nieto’s education reform plan. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36a831f7-7e6e-4e0b-870c-4e81fd925a5K/mexi-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z People’s Assembly demonstration promotes Corbyn’s anti-austerity fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/peop-a18.html Large numbers of junior doctors currently involved in industrial action took part in the protest, which also included student nurses and steelworkers. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06758280-f792-46c8-b5ad-2bdf692a0c8A/peop-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Moody’s warns Australian government of credit downgrade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/hous-a18.html The warning highlights the crisis of the Coalition government which is under mounting pressure to implement deeply unpopular austerity measures. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1e45065-cc5d-4180-a65a-f7d69cbee04O/hous-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Wave of closures and job cuts under way in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/nzjo-a18.html The global slowdown is impacting across the board with jobs being destroyed in the public sector, manufacturing and retail. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a92a8cb-d584-4a5f-afd6-5f9668c7f3dN/nzjo-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z The political significance of the campaign for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/pers-a18.html The SEP urges a rejection of both the defenders of the European Union and the advocates of a British exit from the EU in the official Remain and Leave campaigns. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/615b43d6-fe17-4291-a972-a0c50e44a94I/pers-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z Stephen Parker’s <em>Bertolt Brecht. A Literary Life</em>—a welcome biography that raises big historical issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/brec-a18.html One of the most talented and influential playwrights of the 20th century, Brecht adapted to Stalinism, with pernicious consequences for his career and work. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e871614f-3fe2-419b-a298-69373e5cc05I/brec-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 18-24 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/18/twih-a18.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e077cb4c-1516-45fa-93aa-594b62cd3e9I/twih-a18.html 2016-04-18T05:00:00Z US defence secretary sends menacing message to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/scse-a16.html Carter used his visit to the Philippines to unveil the basing of US military forces in the country and again blame China for mounting tensions in the South China Sea. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d1a22d4-14d1-4fb7-9a73-d5a18828eedP/scse-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Where’s the socialism in the Sanders campaign? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/pers-a16.html In Thursday’s debate in Brooklyn, as throughout his campaign, Sanders offered nothing more than minor reforms of the capitalist system. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91c3722b-47f3-478b-b882-e92fabf8557D/pers-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister skirts controversy in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/turn-a16.html Turnbull carefully avoided any contentious public remarks on the US-China confrontation in the South China Sea. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cac18e9-908e-420e-8e59-e0f15d9c3b9K/turn-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z UK Brexit referendum campaigns officially begin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/brex-a16.html The referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union is taking place under conditions of a deepening crisis for the Conservative government of David Cameron. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1c601cf-2c6c-4831-9754-547446de4cfB/brex-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Tensions mount as Verizon strike continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/veri-a16.html Striking workers said they are determined to continue the struggle in the face of open strikebreaking by the company, which has trained 20,000 nonunion management personnel as replacements. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6963d53-5e7a-484c-8782-017295e922eF/veri-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Stimulus measures ease slowdown in Chinese growth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/chin-a16.html While government stimulus measures helped to ease the slowdown in Chinese growth, trade figures continued to slump, reflecting stagnation in the world economy as a whole. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfa3cb5f-199e-4692-8e4f-3c0f62a551aE/chin-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Conflicts over European financial policy point to coming attacks on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/euro-a16.html Criticisms by German officials of easy-money policies at the European Central Bank were bitterly denounced by British, French, and US media and politicians. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c74bee30-b5b2-48aa-9617-699483dd9c0G/euro-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z New testimony exposes Mexican government’s complicity in Ayotzinapa massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/mexi-a16.html Previously unreported testimony shows that federal police were involved in the September 2014 attacks that resulted in the disappearance of 43 student teachers. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eda9b9b-329b-41ff-b1cb-506a556dc5bB/mexi-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Microsoft sues US Justice Department over secret data requests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/micr-a16.html The company’s complaint makes clear that it regularly receives requests from the government for its customers’ private data stored on Microsoft’s remote servers. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49ed07f3-9799-4c07-9578-60ed04c3fa5A/micr-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z The business of baseball and the Cuban national pastime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/cuba-a16.html The defection in 2015 of almost 150 players, most of them to the US, has hollowed out Cuba’s winter league Serie Nacional. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba5eea61-75a9-4496-949b-4efc80167afN/cuba-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Canada: Attawapiskat First Nation declares state of emergency over attempted youth suicides http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/cana-a16.html Even sections of the corporate media have had to concede that Parliament’s emergency debate on the Attawapiskat crisis will do nothing to end chronic poverty and social deprivation. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4861a724-c221-4be9-83ba-931b2efa344F/cana-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Cost of elderly care increasing throughout the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/elde-a16.html In the period from 2004 to 2014, state funding for care of the elderly plunged by a third. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0161403f-0194-4569-ad5b-c282e1f4681E/elde-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Hundreds demonstrate in London against proposed Housing Bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/hous-a16.html Set to be passed this month, the bill would put an end to secure tenancy agreements for new social renters and impose higher rents. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67fd15ec-7fca-437c-8b93-ce57fc15906C/hous-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Police attack student protests in Sydney and Melbourne http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/stud-a16.html The violent actions of the police against a handful of student protesters are a warning of the preparations for a broader crackdown on any opposition to austerity cuts and war. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fdc36be-cb86-4612-8f75-b42dc9c9158P/stud-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z IMF attaches harsh austerity measures to Sri Lankan bailout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/sril-a16.html “Reforms” demanded by the IMF will produce further attacks on working class living standards. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/006a334f-8dea-4e98-b7f3-6721849379fP/sril-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z German Chancellor Merkel gives green light for prosecution of satirist Jan Böhmermann http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/sati-a16.html The prosecution of Böhmermann for his denunciations of the Turkish president sets a precedent for censorship and political repression in Germany. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1022cf65-10ef-4ec7-87a4-66638f335cfE/sati-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z <em>Colonia</em>: Under Pinochet, a disposal center for enemies of the state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/colo-a16.html German director Florian Gallenberger’s political thriller <em>Colonia</em> takes place during and after the US-backed Chilean military coup in September 1973. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fa43db5-65e7-4a44-b479-473030856f3P/colo-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/labo-a16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a035d17-b92c-437d-9963-97c82533768I/labo-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z Financial crisis panel urged Obama administration to prosecute top bankers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/16/fcic-a16.html Not a single bank executive or government official referred by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to the Obama Justice Department for criminal investigation has been prosecuted. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80188b5a-654f-4ac5-bd60-5741b7addebD/fcic-a16.html 2016-04-16T05:00:00Z US corporate tax cheats hiding $1.4 trillion in profits in offshore accounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/oxfa-a15.html A report by Oxfam found that the 50 largest US corporations are evading $111 billion in US taxes per year—enough to wipe out child poverty in America. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d2334f4-58b0-4770-af2e-2c4e40644a0O/oxfa-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Panama Papers reveal New Zealand is a tax haven for world’s elites http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/nzta-a15.html Successive Labour and National governments are responsible for New Zealand laws that allow foreign trusts to carry out massive tax avoidance. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0e79bf3-7985-4967-9dad-4b4f228930dE/nzta-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Verizon workers discuss political issues in strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/veri-a15.html On picket lines in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania reporters from the WSWS talked to strikers about the significance of the walkout by 39,000 Verizon workers. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/604a3604-a1d0-40ac-957f-245e35e5a44C/veri-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Video: Striking Verizon workers speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/blur-a15.html On the picket line in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, striking Verizon workers speak out against intolerable working conditions and cuts to health care and pensions. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1280761f-e6dd-469a-9076-2202542fa61L/blur-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Thousands attend Sanders rally in New York ahead of primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/sand-a15.html There is an enormous chasm between the aspirations of workers and youth attending Sanders rallies in large numbers and the proposals advanced by the Vermont senator. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70a3b4cc-a56e-4d24-a35f-c2bb79ea8b5K/sand-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Protests in Chicago after police kill 16-year-old boy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/chip-a15.html Pierre Loury was shot in the chest while climbing a fence in the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/225846d3-5569-4905-857b-74188884a7bP/chip-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Brussels air traffic controllers restart work amid growing scandal over March 22 attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/brus-a15.html Unions are negotiating with Belgocontrol and the state over a reactionary contract calling for a three-year increase in the retirement age, to 58. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d8f2202-f6f6-48f9-9b6d-707bec88661F/brus-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Labour’s Corbyn pledges to lead pro-EU referendum campaign in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/corb-a15.html The intervention by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in favour of Britain remaining in the EU is vital for the ruling elite amid growing popular hatred of the Cameron government. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12f7adb8-7d70-4c53-a7a4-39fb9e790f9N/corb-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z South Korea’s Democrats narrowly defeat ruling conservatives in national election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/skor-a15.html The Minjoo Party of Korea’s victory is not an endorsement of their policies but a sign of frustration with deteriorating economic conditions. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85dc28d4-55c2-4910-a8a0-1672be41952C/skor-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z White Paper 2016: Blueprint for a new German police and military state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/bund-a15.html The paper dispenses with the limitations imposed on German imperialism following its defeat in two world wars and amounts to a blueprint for a new German police and military state. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10991a06-ffe0-401a-ba71-f3d2a1665c1G/bund-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Zika, social inequality and capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/pers-a15.html The criminal indifference of the US Congress to the spread of the Zika virus stands as an indictment of a social system that subordinates the vital needs of humanity to the accumulation of wealth by a tiny oligarchy. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/763bb2e5-1c06-4445-a910-166ba693b75B/pers-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z <em>Midnight Special:</em> “Shining the light” on unfreedom in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/midn-a15.html Jeff Nichols’ <em>Midnight Special</em> is a disturbing science fiction thriller that conveys deep anxiety about the state of the world. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/905307f5-be2b-4420-9166-f2f22540105N/midn-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Ex-car czar Steven Rattner touts Obama’s “pro-worker” record http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/ratt-a15.html Investment banker and <em>New York Times</em> columnist Rattner, former head of Obama’s Auto Task force, cynically portrays Obama as a tireless advocate of the working man. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6c324ef-a72b-4905-867c-3e8e9b66730E/ratt-a15.html 2016-04-15T05:00:00Z Economic nationalism and the global steel crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/stee-a14.html The program of economic nationalism promoted by the steel bosses, political leaders and the trade union bureaucrats leads to depression and ultimately war. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58dada16-18a7-4f6f-8d3e-750096af419N/stee-a14.html 2016-04-14T06:00:00Z Belgian air traffic controllers launch wildcat strike at Brussels airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/cont-a14.html The working class throughout Belgium and Europe must come to the defense of the striking air traffic controllers, who have taken a courageous stand against attacks on retirement. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a142f9-686e-4f77-8f54-41a2ff1c2f0D/cont-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Verizon workers speak on issues in strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/veri-a14.html The walkout is an expression of the pent up anger of workers all across the US after years of declining or stagnating wages and record corporate profits. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54118440-e50c-4e5b-a9e7-6cbbc592ce5M/veri-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Plan B: CIA prepares to arm Syrian “rebels” with antiaircraft weapons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/syri-a14.html Washington is warning that if it is unable to achieve regime change through UN-brokered talks, it will drastically escalate the Syrian bloodbath. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3deaa2a-0727-44ec-9583-3582bf53683M/syri-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z The US to further expand its military presence in the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/scse-a14.html As US-China tensions mount, Defence Secretary Carter signalled Washington’s intention to seek access to more Philippine military bases. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/179caf6c-6024-48f9-800f-8d9c29a484fP/scse-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z India-US military cooperation “robust and deepening” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/usin-a14.html India has “agreed in principle” to allowing the US military to make routine use of its bases and ports—a major step in making it a “frontline state” in Washington’s preparations for war with China. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b091d51f-42ee-445b-b095-bbd40a8152cE/usin-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Financial instability far from over, says IMF http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/imff-a14.html The IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report concluded that the market turbulence seen at the start of the year is not over and could be a warning of things to come. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b90c3f5e-94c7-4bba-8318-beffd558d7aG/imff-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z US elections: Republican crisis deepens over prospect of contested convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/repu-a14.html Billionaire Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the presidential nomination, has denounced the Republican National Committee and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35fbf996-2e8c-4dca-bf4c-936b178437bM/repu-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Ford workers denounce UAW-backed poverty wages at Michigan stamping plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/15/auto-a14.html The UAW agreed to a “competitive wage structure” that will reduce wages to as low as $9 an hour at the Woodhaven Hot Metal Forming plant, just south of Detroit. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dfe051a-4914-4353-bac1-e38bba9981bK/auto-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Research team confirms dangerous levels of lead still contaminate Flint water supply http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/flin-a14.html While water quality has improved since switching from the Flint River to Detroit, for some households lead levels have actually increased significantly since 2015. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaadfee5-ba5c-447c-8eb4-2d496d694f4A/flin-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Class action lawsuit details destruction of Detroit Public Schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/detr-a14.html Amid a continuing drive to dismantle Detroit Public Schools, a lawsuit charges that state officials have deprived students of a “minimally adequate” education. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69023b36-c547-4a6e-99b7-2e5652ff75aM/detr-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Chicago suburbs confront rising homelessness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/home-a14.html The Illinois state budget impasse and rising housing costs are contributing to a mounting homelessness crisis. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17344f21-fe19-4a69-acbe-b49696d4cf9K/home-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Significant price hikes for insulin and top selling US drugs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/drug-a14.html The activities of Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant Pharmaceuticals are merely the most extreme examples of what is a common practice in the pharmaceutical industry. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15abb973-9df1-4075-9bbd-f94385e4700K/drug-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z German undercover agent employed National Socialist Underground terrorists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/nsu-a14.html A construction company belonging to an undercover government agent employed the National Socialist Underground terrorist Uwe Mundlos after his disappearance. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53e4684e-a5a5-4591-b9ce-8b990bddbb8C/nsu-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z French economy minister launches movement preparing for PS’ disintegration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/macr-a14.html Macron set up his “Forward March” movement amid rising concerns in ruling circles that the PS could disintegrate after the 2017 presidential elections. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6eca14f-1941-47e4-80a3-c18dfcdf76dN/macr-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z FMLN government escalates repression amid civil war-level violence in El Salvador http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/salv-a14.html While most of the violence terrorizing Salvadoran communities is linked to the government, FMLN in power has consistently used it to justify greater austerity and militarization. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaef048b-526e-49b5-a206-8e2699d1927B/salv-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z The political issues in the Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/pers-a14.html The strike by 39,000 Verizon workers against the corporate behemoth is an expression of the growing class consciousness and militancy that underlies the deepening political turmoil in the United States. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8667cea-56f7-41f8-bf8f-5cfd5f9118bC/pers-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Behind the designation of Russia and China as “imperialist”: A case study in theoretical charlatanry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/prob-a14.html The politically reactionary implications of the definition of Russia and China as imperialist powers are exposed by the positions of the German-based Revolutionary Communist International Tendency. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bafe9a2-d121-41de-aeae-e3ecc7e1ef3E/prob-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z SEP/IYSSE meetings in California: Art, War and Social Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/meet-a14.html WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh will speak at meetings in San Diego and Berkeley, California, addressing the political and cultural situation in relation to American imperialism’s relentless war drive. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68accfb9-0dcc-45db-88f2-8e84fe16641F/meet-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z US defence secretary’s trip to Asia sets stage for new provocations against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/scse-a13.html Carter arrives in the Philippines to send a message to Beijing that the South China Sea is “a core American strategic interest.” Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a331aa99-8b51-4de6-a260-a08e1f48fe5K/scse-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Australia’s prime minister to make state visit to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/turn-a13.html Despite the hype about exciting economic opportunities in China, Turnbull faces fraught issues on trade and Australia’s involvement in the US military buildup in Asia. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/220aa1b4-0f54-4aea-aabb-1f26445c005C/turn-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z IMF downgrades growth projections, warns of “synchronized slowdown” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/econ-a13.html Particularly striking is the prominence given in the IMF report to the impact of “noneconomic” factors in the deepening economic quagmire. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ec1de48-b711-4959-bc20-b36e96c9591A/econ-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Sanders campaigns in Syracuse, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/syra-a13.html In upstate New York, relatively good-paying jobs have been replaced by low-wage employment. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/333cd844-ce47-4261-be81-7d8edcc675aM/syra-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Thirty-nine thousand Verizon workers on strike in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/veri-a13.html After working without a contract for more than eight months, tens of thousands of workers struck the telecom giant Wednesday morning to fight stagnating wages and attacks on their benefits and work conditions. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc78c7c2-bcd5-4089-a47d-3a745ebddf4P/veri-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z New revelations of violence at Chicago police “black site” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/chic-a13.html Internal Chicago police documents reveal violent abuse of detainees at the secret interrogation center in Homan Square. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/993e140e-e224-4308-b7a0-baa3ee7f161P/chic-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z <em>Louder than Bombs</em> from Norwegian director Joachim Trier http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/loud-a13.html Trier’s first “American” pseudo-drama is an invitation to a feast of undigested sex, violence and death. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b069f95-d0f7-4bd2-82d4-f4384e627d1G/loud-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP dumps party leader Mulcair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/cana-a13.html The broad support within the NDP for Mulcair’s ouster reflects an awareness that he is too compromised to provide the pro-austerity, pro-war NDP with a “progressive” veneer. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6585cedf-89ea-4b2f-bd75-ab7b36fb2cdO/cana-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Rousseff denounces “coup” leaders as impeachment draws nearer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/braz-a13.html A leaked speech from Michel Temer, next in line for the Brazilian presidency should Dilma Rousseff be impeached, has prompted a public display of anger. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f860ac5-954b-418e-84f6-83396989272H/braz-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Steel day of action: IG Metall, employers and German government demand trade war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/stee-a13.html The German metalworkers union IG Metall organised the rallies as a backdrop for management and government representatives to demand protective tariffs and trade war measures against China. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e57b6ace-76a5-4218-928a-b7186a9790dG/stee-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z UK: Unions work with asset stripper to impose cuts at Tata Steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/tata-a13.html Plants will be taken over only on condition that wages, conditions and pension rights are decimated. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/142e9db1-9d1c-42b5-8f22-0693460bd07C/tata-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z French government announces youth grant in bid to halt labor reform protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/fran-a13.html Student unions are hailing the measure and moving to organise a sell-out of struggles against the reactionary law of Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5fc8606-c46c-40c0-bd9e-27466ee38a6N/fran-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Saudi onslaught against Yemen continues amid official cease-fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/yeme-a13.html Yet another UN-brokered “cease-fire” in Yemen has failed to effect even a temporary halt to the violence that has left more than 6,000 Yemenis dead Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a49903d8-50da-4878-bd6a-354f3df0d10E/yeme-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Australian Labor Party’s populist call for an inquiry into the banks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/shor-a13.html Behind the populist façade, the Labor opposition is trying to convince the corporate elite that it would be better able to contain public discontent and shore up the financial industry. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f2970d3-e4df-4e6b-aa73-7f9e58e64cbA/shor-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z The social reality behind the US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/pers-a13.html The reality of life for millions of Americans is highlighted in a new study relating life expectancy to income. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6590af46-86bb-4466-bca6-011322f4441M/pers-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Once again on Saudi complicity in the 9/11 attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/saud-a13.html The segment broadcast on “60 Minutes” Sunday night puts pressure on the Obama administration to declassify 28 pages of documentation of an official Saudi role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/720e40b6-1761-40c7-91e3-6e79243bde4L/saud-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Oppose the drive to war, austerity and the assault on democratic rights! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/nusa-a13.html The National Union of Students has called rallies to promote the lie that the election of a Labor government will halt the assault on higher education. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43aea4a8-c564-45d2-a926-365c185ffe3L/nusa-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Life expectancy gap between US rich and poor widens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/life-a12.html The social crisis reflected in this and other reports is the source of the immense anger and hatred for the political establishment revealed in the 2016 election campaign. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45c3829a-d0d0-42bc-9d0e-58d490b66c3O/life-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z UK prime minister defends super-rich in statement on Panama Papers revelations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/taxc-a12.html Cameron’s nominal opponents, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, have closed ranks to fend off demands for his resignation. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04fb5703-6fda-45cf-9d62-6fcfe1afbf5F/taxc-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk resigns amid deepening political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/yats-a12.html In a country where major political scandals and crises occur frequently and regularly, Yatsenyuk leaves government as one of Ukraine’s most hated politicians. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf58fd9c-b8a3-4808-9e31-8a1c547b9b7B/yats-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z International Monetary Fund discussed forcing Greek debt default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/gree-a12.html A leaked teleconference transcript published by WikiLeaks exposed differences between the European Union and IMF on how to enforce a third austerity package. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03811216-935d-452a-ab53-c3de7e34d3dK/gree-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Unions at telecom giant Verizon announce April 13 strike deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/veri-a12.html If the walkout takes place it would involve some 40,000 communication workers on the East Coast of the US, from Massachusetts to Virginia. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ebf8d2a-e5d9-438e-bcbe-baf0d336ca7I/veri-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z ATI steelworkers in US return to work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/atil-a12.html The contract approved March 1 after a seven-month lockout, essentially reduces workers to the status of casual laborers, completely at the mercy of the company. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c67e5af9-2b27-4612-8d57-219ddbde0d0F/atil-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Facing layoffs, Detroit area Fiat Chrysler workers denounce UAW http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/shap-a12.html A WSWS reporting team spoke to workers Monday at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) where 1,300 workers are set to be laid off July 5. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f7f975b-e77c-44ac-95d6-47b256b1dfcK/shap-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z IMF to meet amid worsening stagnation and rising geo-economic tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/econ-a12.html As global growth continues to slow, there are rising concerns that the negative interest rate policies of major central banks are worsening the situation. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b6ec4da-2338-46ae-a810-36727686205B/econ-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Alpha Natural Resources asks court to shred collective bargaining agreements http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/alph-a12.html Alpha’s petition to get rid of its union contracts threatens the living standards of 610 coal miners and 4,800 retirees and dependents. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/937801d1-e0d8-4823-a31f-11d04fbe6d8L/alph-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Oppose the political ban on the IYSSE at University of Melbourne! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/melb-a12.html The IYSSE calls on students, staff, academics and all workers and youth opposed to the assault on democratic rights to support our campaign against political censorship at the University of Melbourne. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75bbf827-2140-4ce2-ba3b-9fefc3badeaF/melb-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z New civilian government installed in Burma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/burm-a12.html Far from representing the dawning of democracy in Burma, the government is the outcome of a sordid power-sharing deal between Suu Kyi and the military. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11c00a4a-5938-47bb-9504-a77a61882fdF/burm-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Nepal tries to balance between India and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/nepl-a12.html New Delhi, backed by Washington, is seeking to ensure its dominant position in Nepal, as part of US efforts to undermine China in every corner of Asia. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80441d98-2036-4842-ae7a-09172fd5ec2M/nepl-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Kerry in Hiroshima http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/pers-a12.html Amid well-advanced preparations for a “Second Pacific War,” US Secretary of State John Kerry refused to apologize for America’s use of nuclear weapons in the Second World War during a visit to the city of Hiroshima. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33a70253-d9ef-480f-ace7-002dde21788M/pers-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Merkel’s brutal refugee policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/merk-a12.html It is now clear that German chancellor Merkel’s “European solution” is no less brutal than the policy of her nationalist opponents. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cea78241-954a-4e10-98c3-4a3cf95f56dC/merk-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Is Sanders’ call to “break up the banks” a socialist demand? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/tbtf-a12.html Sanders’ advocacy of “breaking up the big banks” while retaining the framework of private ownership of the financial system and upholding the profit system reflects the position of a definite faction within the ruling elite itself. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a783c296-dd60-46a6-be7c-57c650a1063H/tbtf-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Country music legend Merle Haggard (1937-2016) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/hagg-a12.html The career of Merle Haggard, who died April 6 at the age of 79, spanned more than half a century, during which time he landed no fewer than 38 number-one hits on the US country music charts. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebad2298-8ad1-48b0-be2d-da90bfda7c4N/hagg-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the Delano to Sacramento march: The myth of Cesar Chavez and the collapse of the United Farm Workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/ufw2-a12.html The union founded by Chavez has become nothing more than a business operated by family members Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0486301-f48a-4c41-807e-b0fd77b488dO/ufw2-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/12/wkrs-a12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28cd060f-ff58-4041-80fa-2a52b7e797dE/wkrs-a12.html 2016-04-12T05:00:00Z US deploys B-52s for bombing in Syria, Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/iraq-a11.html The movement of heavy bombers to the Persian Gulf is a major escalation in the US war, carried out with virtually no public discussion. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/751ee34f-a51f-411b-9c74-348cae606d0P/iraq-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Panama Papers destabilise Cameron government in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/pers-a11.html Britain stands at the epicentre of an international web of corruption serving the interests of a financial oligarchy that rules the entire planet. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca48bad7-8bae-4b38-b663-1c107a1c84aC/pers-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z French police attack demonstrators protesting anti-worker labor law reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/fran-a11.html The decision of the trade unions and their political allies not to call workers on strike alongside protesting students left the PS government free to assault the demonstrators. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e52c2142-5172-4010-8c68-285fd4d9f9eG/fran-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Major Australian companies implicated in Panama Papers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/pana-a11.html Australia’s corporate elite is heavily involved in using offshore shell companies to minimise taxes and avoid scrutiny of their business operations. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2418551d-ea43-4119-8d86-269577ee8eaL/pana-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Nexteer Automotive workers report arbitrary firings, harassment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/next-a11.html Three months after the United Auto Workers rammed through a sellout deal, workers are being victimized and are discovering contract concessions not previously disclosed by the UAW. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eadb92f0-6fbe-4bc5-a8f7-32ae72761a7H/next-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert in protest against anti-LGBT laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/spri-a11.html Springsteen has been joined by dozens of corporations who do not share his regard for democratic rights. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08612732-431a-458c-a575-2ca09bc10c4N/spri-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears arguments on corporate “religious right” to bar birth control to employees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/cour-a11.html The cases are based on a tendentious conception of “religious liberty,” as well as the pseudo-legal doctrine of supposed constitutional “rights” for corporations. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bbaf8d4-30f9-48e1-a680-a1ae32de86bN/cour-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Caltrans workers rally in Sacramento and San Bernardino http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/calt-a11.html Caltrans workers held three rallies across California last week to demand higher pay and benefits, improved safety and a draw-down in the hiring of contract workers. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36a30c28-2cba-47eb-976d-2ccf52eb2caF/calt-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Macedonian police use tear gas and rubber bullets against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/refu-a11.html Greece and the Balkan states stepped up police violence and repression in the wake of the EU’s deal to deport refugees en masse to Turkey. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d4fa0d1-d459-4f2f-a8ba-ecc47f0203eP/refu-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z UK White Paper paves way for the destruction of public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/acad-a11.html The Conservative Cameron government is demanding that all schools are converted into academies, which are state funded but privately run, by 2022. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdf818bd-ff82-4ea4-b78a-13f381b83edA/acad-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Lockheed Martin offers to site F-16 fighter jet production in India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/indi-a11.html This offer, which could only be made at Washington’s urging, is part of the US drive to make India a “frontline state” in its military-strategic offensive against China. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc53394b-f1ef-4b1a-b87d-2e47be32c93K/indi-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Black lung disease reemerges in Australian coal mines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/blac-a11.html Increased workloads, inadequate mine ventilation and low dust-testing standards have produced a sudden jump in the number of coal miners suffering from black lung. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/962c5b28-0842-40a7-87e8-fd949d81426F/blac-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Photo essay: Contaminated water and hazardous conditions at Michigan mobile home park http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/jack-a11.html Despite intimidation from the community’s management, residents spoke with WSWS reporters at length about the brutal conditions of life inside the community. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f2e87a4-dab0-44e2-b63c-253b428eab8I/jack-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the Delano to Sacramento march: The myth of Cesar Chavez and the collapse of the United Farm Workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/ufw1-a11.html The union founded by Chavez has become nothing more than a business operated by family members. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/945615bd-cbd3-415e-930d-873a539c1cfD/ufw1-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 11-17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/11/twih-a11.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/268210d1-ac32-4d82-83c3-8acf6bb04b6H/twih-a11.html 2016-04-11T05:00:00Z Socialist Party’s TUSC electoral front seeks official “Leave” status in UK Brexit Referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/tusc-a09.html The Trade Union and Socialist Coalition and the Socialist Party are promoting “left nationalism” in the service of a faction of the British bourgeoisie. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0a28fb8-62b6-402f-9654-38a03dd5ee8D/tusc-a09.html 2016-04-09T06:00:00Z Panama Papers revelations intensify crisis of Cameron government in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/came-a09.html In his fifth version of events in four days, Prime Minister David Cameron admitted to owning shares in his father’s offshore company and profiting from them. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/152d8b26-289c-4827-8ec7-5eb624bff19N/came-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Amid deepening slump, geopolitical and class tensions mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/pers-a09.html The International Monetary Fund has called for enhanced global cooperation, but every tendency is heading in the opposite direction, with economic nationalism and militarism on the rise. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7cbcb79-f67a-4b90-b8c9-bdc2a3b5a2eC/pers-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z CSIS report argues for strong US-Japan-Australia alliance against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/csis-a09.html The Washington think tank’s proposed “federated defence” is nothing but a system of military alliances to prepare for war with China—akin to the alliances that preceded the previous two world wars. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12c362fe-2072-4280-98e7-f2d9a49740fN/csis-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit autoworkers speak on Fiat Chrysler layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/vide-a09.html In this video, autoworkers react to the recent layoff of over 1,400 Fiat Chrysler workers in suburban Detroit. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00707842-e609-499e-b1ac-6b4aff90580J/vide-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Bowing to Democratic Party pressure, Sanders pledges to back Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/dems-a09.html After declaring that Clinton was “not qualified” to be president because of her ties to Wall Street and support for the Iraq War, Sanders reversed himself. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/961b09bc-84d4-441c-8acc-3500fd2c3e5C/dems-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Western powers press ahead with plans for new war in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/liby-a09.html Italy, the EU and the US are preparing their next military intervention in Libya. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4135cc8-68fb-42bd-bd26-411d05aa220L/liby-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Racketeering lawsuit filed against Michigan governor, officials over Flint poisoning http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/flin-a09.html State and local officials are accused of conceiving and enacting a “wrongful scheme” to sell Flint residents “poisoned drinking water from a new, free water source.” Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca626c18-ec3d-4f50-aba1-13f542d2f4aA/flin-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Texas carries out sixth execution of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/exec-a09.html Pablo Lucio Vasquez was the 11th person executed in the US since the beginning of the year. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7baaa878-da06-4297-9010-dd49ea8b8dcI/exec-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z West Virginia budget impasse threatens public employee healthcare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/wvhl-a09.html Faced with a $120 million budget shortfall, the West Virginia Public Employee Insurance Agency has approved draconian cuts to the healthcare of some 230,000 state workers and retirees. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d24e4da4-fd47-4cdb-879b-d30631d3a7cH/wvhl-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z California State University faculty union agrees to sellout deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/cafa-a09.html A statewide strike planned for 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches throughout the 23 California State Universities has been called off by the union. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fca1e74-175c-4517-9261-4a3dc8d324dD/cafa-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Australia: Socialist Alternative conference endorses US-led Syrian war and Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/salt-a09.html Like their counterparts internationally, Socialist Alternative responded to the global financial crisis of 2008 by junking even nominal opposition to imperialist war. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f0f5b07-4788-4a37-abed-3659d0e0aabE/salt-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z India: Stalinists and Congress Party VP Rahul Gandhi jointly campaign in West Bengal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/indi-a09.html The CPM has a long history of propping up governments led by the big-business Congress, but never before has it advocated a Left-Congress government. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1417a67a-f049-438a-9cc9-c8cbad34f9fO/indi-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Paul Krugman smears Bernie Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/krug-a09.html <em>New York Times</em> columnist Paul Krugman has penned another unprincipled and dishonest attack on Bernie Sanders on behalf of the Democratic Party establishment and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20b8fe44-9dc8-4ec4-9bb7-9b04fa97ebcN/krug-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z An interview with LO’s Arlette Laguiller: “We’re happy [the trade unions] are waking up” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/lagu-a09.html Lutte Ouvrière (Workers Struggle) in France is an organization of the status quo that is trying to block a political movement against the Socialist Party government and trade union bureaucracies. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2083bdec-a1e6-47b0-99ae-ae6611d3dd5I/lagu-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z For international workers’ unity, not national unity with the corporations! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/aufr-a09.html The only way to fight the destruction of tens of thousands of steel jobs in the UK and Germany is a struggle for the international unity of the working class. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36a4971-88ee-40ab-9016-672ba5cc7afJ/aufr-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: A socialist program to fight evictions and defend the right to housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/slev-a09.html The eviction of slum dwellers and low-income families cannot be separated from the government’s attacks on thousands of urban and rural workers. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b671e18-4c94-4bd3-acb6-47ad9a99d0eD/slev-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z <em>The Program</em>: The success and calamitous failure of Lance Armstrong http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/prog-a09.html The latest film from veteran British director Stephen Frears dramatizes the saga of cyclist Lance Armstrong’s rise to the top and his subsequent disgrace in a doping scandal. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12dd68d4-ac7e-44d2-b4b5-a5c130c2779N/prog-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/09/labo-a09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6ba8800-b1df-4111-8287-21d827d17bbC/labo-a09.html 2016-04-09T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler layoffs hit workers in suburban Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/chry-a08.html The announcement that Fiat Chrysler is cutting 1,420 jobs at its Sterling Heights assembly plant foreshadows a new wave of downsizing in the auto industry. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/defd14e6-e733-4f19-a74d-192299893f5J/chry-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler workers react to Sterling Heights Assembly job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/shap-a08.html Workers who spoke to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant said the 2015 contract betrayal by the United Auto Workers helped set the stage for the latest layoffs Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c92d19f8-fed7-4ae4-a774-3a2283a48ebF/shap-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Amid Brazil’s drive to impeachment, Rousseff’s foes engulfed in corruption scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/braz-a08.html As a vote in congress approaches, both the vice president who would succeed the PT president and the congressional leader of the drive to impeach her are facing charges. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10d4ac89-a7ef-4bff-aa26-e7edc3263afB/braz-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Chicago mayor’s choice to head police oversaw crackdown on anti-NATO protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/chic-a08.html Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to appoint Eddie Johnson as police chief exposes the fraud of his so-called “reform” of the police department. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5071f61-f1d6-4ddf-8c7f-b827853bd03E/chic-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Dutch referendum produces majority against EU-Ukraine Association Agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/dutc-a08.html Wednesday’s referendum result has deepened the political crisis in Europe and provoked nervous reactions from politicians and the media. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6432473-2b46-4f0c-9907-6c204874180G/dutc-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z European steel workers face massive attacks on jobs and pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/stee-a08.html The proposed merger of Tata Steel and the steel division of Thyssen Krupp would be accompanied by an assault on jobs and pensions in the European steel industry. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bdcec4c-0419-4c85-a521-05f3cf9c32fN/stee-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z US seeks to develop close military ties with Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/slus-a08.html The US Seventh Fleet flagship’s visit to Colombo indicates moves by the Sri Lankan government to tie the country into US war plans. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc4a25fa-d68b-479e-aad3-1ac555f4bdaL/slus-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z French troops accused of sexual violence in the Central African Republic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/carf-a08.html The latest revelations of sexual violence against the Central African population unmask the “humanitarian” pretensions of the French intervention. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eea10639-361d-4900-8420-466ecf96b7bM/carf-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Thousands of jobs threatened by Australian steel company collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/arri-a08.html Steelworkers in Australia, like those around the world, are being made to pay for a colossal breakdown in the world capitalist economy. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd620134-5c60-44d6-98c6-398f32cb64cH/arri-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Australian government uses “war on terror” to end airport strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/cpsu-a08.html The ban on strike action by Immigration and Border Protection employees has set a precedent that will be used against other sections of the working class. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90d6b672-478e-4b39-ba6c-f84b9e0e839L/cpsu-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z New Zealand First proposes army training for unemployed youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/cons-a08.html The trade union-funded <em>Daily Blog</em> enthusiastically endorsed the proposal, reflecting the support for militarism and nationalism by Labour and the union bureaucracy. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a78ff9e-0867-439f-adce-af8bda79e43P/cons-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z US provocations against China threaten world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/pers-a08.html The United States has sharply escalated its standoff with China, leading the <i>New York Times</i> to conclude that a “confrontation seems increasingly likely.” Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33df9420-27d0-4a37-89cd-6a46738fb8aA/pers-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z #NightOnOurFeet: A petty-bourgeois trap for opposition to French labor reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/nuit-a08.html The occupation of Republic Square in Paris by parties closely allied to the ruling PS is a trap designed to prevent radicalized youth from turning to the working class. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39171130-d9ea-4ff5-886d-2df80f89ce3I/nuit-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Canada’s pseudo-left rallies round discredited pro-war, pro-austerity NDP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/ndpc-a08.html Pseudo-left groups like Fightback and the Socialist Caucus shamelessly distort, falsify and lie about the political record, social composition, and class orientation of the NDP. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c9f6321-9ecb-48c0-9fb6-63821bc8969A/ndpc-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z <em>Of Men and War</em>: Among the countless victims of American imperialist violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/ofme-a08.html The damage of post-traumatic stress disorder inflicted by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on US soldiers is addressed in this immersive documentary by French filmmaker Laurent Bécue-Renard. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1e43d0c-e09f-440c-b0e0-b5b9081a987K/ofme-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors speak out during latest strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/ints-a08.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to junior doctors on picket lines around the country. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56d6c27f-cb6d-4af7-b418-1e58364519bK/ints-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/08/labo-a08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0dea9e4-4cf3-4c78-a6a8-66ff95d7bcdN/labo-a08.html 2016-04-08T05:00:00Z Concern over Australian banks’ stability if housing bubble bursts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/bank-a07.html The official position is that the Australian housing market is sound but it is becoming increasingly clear that this view is not shared internationally. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ca36fe9-2fd8-4c40-aa50-9dc18aac433L/bank-a07.html 2016-04-07T06:00:00Z Panama Papers revelation triggers political crises around the globe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/pana-a07.html As pressure builds on Britain’s Conservative government over the tax arrangements of Prime Minister David Cameron, it is becoming clear that the Panama Papers are merely the tip of the iceberg. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc0e9e54-d660-41c9-afea-77c80c1942eI/pana-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z The message of Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/pers-a07.html The American working class is moving sharply to the left, destabilizing the corporate-controlled two-party system and setting the stage for the eruption of major social struggles. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c713cb24-38cf-4eb8-89b4-a78e0dab8b2P/pers-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Tax avoidance scandal wracks Iceland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/pan2-a07.html Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson announced his resignation Tuesday, before subsequently declaring that he had merely stepped aside temporarily. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/794b43b7-fb7a-4ea1-b3a2-e851509e969F/pan2-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Panama Papers highlight nexus between wealth and power in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/chin-a07.html Family members of current and former Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping, have set up offshore companies in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fede5605-2efd-4439-8c43-3d50b85562cG/chin-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Amnesty report: Executions worldwide at highest level in 25 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/exec-a07.html Last year saw the highest rate of state killings since 1989, with at least 1,634 prisoners killed, a more than 50 percent increase over 2014’s official number. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e00c52f4-8115-478b-a1ae-6a8481804dfN/exec-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler axing 1,400 jobs at Sterling Heights, Michigan plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/auto-a07.html The company is permanently eliminating one shift at the passenger car plant in suburban Detroit due to slumping sales. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faeff54a-ec43-4daa-b699-027ad60eea3C/auto-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Alabama police gun down bipolar woman after family calls for help http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/poli-a07.html Melissa Boarts’ parents called 911 hoping someone would intervene to keep her from harming herself. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd754bc7-2b25-4182-9379-5078afbc29fO/poli-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship sentenced to one year in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/blan-a07.html Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was sentenced yesterday to one year in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiring to willfully violate federal mine health and safety laws. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c46408a2-5755-490c-99cd-5c21d0affceF/blan-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Austria rejects all refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/aust-a07.html The Austrian government has announced it will turn away refugees at the border after conducting summary hearings. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c4273c1-1200-417a-a615-3d9cef1e2c9B/aust-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z German military to station Heron drones in Mali http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/mali-a07.html The defence minister’s visit to troops in Mali is part of the return to an aggressive foreign policy. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f63d7ec8-8aeb-41e5-99d2-a3fad919ae5D/mali-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Junior doctors face political fight to save National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/doct-a07.html Junior doctors have demanded more effective action after Health Secretary Hunt announced he would impose a new contract by August 1. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d399805-a0e3-4a3a-91c8-f96759f443fO/doct-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z The class issues in the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/brex-a07.html The following is an amended version of a report delivered March 26 by Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to a party aggregate in Sheffield. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d070b954-11b8-4bdf-8bfa-bf55d3704adC/brex-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Mobilize the working class to defend Caltrans workers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/calt-a07.html The following statement will be distributed at tomorrow’s statewide rallies of Caltrans workers, who build and maintain highway, bridge, and rail transportation in the state of California. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdb649f7-464c-4a05-85b0-35e3dd34f06P/calt-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z <em>Born to Be Blue</em> and <em>Miles Ahead</em>: Why so much fiction when life is fascinating enough? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/born-a07.html Films based on the lives and personas of post-World War II jazz musicians Chet Baker and Miles Davis have been released recently. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87873dc2-9375-4619-aa2d-0b477745299O/born-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z Oppose Indian government’s witch-hunt of JNU students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/07/iyss-a07.html The BJP government’s witch-hunt of the JNU students is part of a turn to authoritarian methods of rule. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99efefb3-7029-4087-be7a-357f434b3b7C/iyss-a07.html 2016-04-07T05:00:00Z The reality behind the “Save our Steel” campaign in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/stee-a06.html Whatever deal Tata and the government cook up with the private buyers of threatened steel plants, the trade unions will do nothing to oppose any attacks on jobs, wages and pensions. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e6315ab-bf57-4341-a668-250103f3ef3I/stee-a06.html 2016-04-06T06:00:00Z Double-digit victory for Sanders in Wisconsin primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/prim-a06.html The vast majority of young voters, including 55 percent of minority voters aged under 45, gave their support to a candidate they believed to be a socialist. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc78f847-4ac2-4063-9d74-5b376e6e373F/prim-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Global military spending increased in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/weap-a06.html Governments worldwide spent $1.7 trillion on military costs in 2015, spurred on by deepening geopolitical strife in Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8cf004e-7813-464f-9e13-83c2acb8670O/weap-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Imperialism, political corruption and the real face of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/pers-a06.html The publication of the “Panama Papers” has exposed the criminality that pervades the financial elite and its political representatives. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40419cf8-3610-4093-9562-9fc4a18aa27B/pers-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Hundreds arrested as French police assault student protests against labour reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/fran-a06.html Police are trying to intimidate youth in the run-up to the next major protest by workers and students, on April 9, amid rising anger with austerity and the state of emergency. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c75c9c4-c2df-41bf-ada8-13515425dd7H/fran-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Youth and workers in Marseille speak out against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/mars-a06.html WSWS reporters in Marseille discussed with youth and workers who mobilised yesterday against the El Khomri law. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45f1b7ad-2739-4179-ad9b-15b51076410K/mars-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Sanders’ primary victory and the social crisis in Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/wisc-a06.html The result of Tuesday’s primary election in Wisconsin is yet another expression of the deep discontent and hostility of the working class to austerity and social inequality. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f9a1cb5-69fd-402f-a21d-d087197d7aeJ/wisc-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z After four days of fighting, Azerbaijan, Armenia call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/azer-a06.html Doubts persist over how long the ceasefire will last, as the Caucasus and the Middle East have been put on edge by escalating imperialist wars and economic crisis. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f90db83-5074-4b60-be90-5709dec41dcG/azer-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Cameron government implicated in Panama Papers revelations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/ukpa-a06.html The leaked Panama Papers detailing widespread global tax avoidance place the UK at the centre of this operation. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039b356b-4af4-494e-a6a4-c459c7db635O/ukpa-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Mexican government employing torture in US-backed anti-immigrant drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/immi-a06.html Targeting migrant workers and children, the Pena Nieto administration’s crackdown is backed by billions in weapons and training aid from the Obama administration. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b242b0f0-55f4-4585-964a-8baa63f912fA/immi-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Mississippi governor signs anti-gay law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/miss-a06.html The law, which allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay people, effectively legalizes discrimination based on sexual orientation. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a1c21e6-3af2-4816-9c66-218008f690eA/miss-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z New Zealand university professor subjected to pro-Zionist witch-hunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/nzzi-a06.html Academic Scott Poynting has been forced to take “study leave,” pending retirement, for likening the Israeli persecution of Palestinians to the Nazi treatment of Jews. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68a0bb4b-1595-4ee9-a6b2-8a84e000bb3D/nzzi-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Michigan governor threatens to cut aid to Flint over potential lawsuit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/flin-a06.html Even though Flint’s mayor claims that the city is not planning to sue the state, Michigan officials are demanding that its intent to sue filing be dropped. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1728a94e-5dfe-402e-b42f-0d99111b02aC/flin-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z <em>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</em>—Doom and gloom, with capes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/batm-a06.html The price tag of the film, including production and marketing costs, approaches half a billion dollars, and some analysts believe it would need an $800 million box office to recoup its investment. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c777563-c912-44b1-9940-e50505f278fM/batm-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Struggle at California State University endangered by faculty union’s alliance with Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/csuf-a06.html Despite the results of the fact-finding mission validating the CSU faculty union’s demand for a 5 percent pay raise, university administrators refuse to back down, setting the stage for a limited statewide strike. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/733f7691-fe56-4eca-ad16-65558aa68a8P/csuf-a06.html 2016-04-06T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government imprisons Frontline Socialist Party leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/06/guna-a06.html Gunaratnam’s jailing is another warning of the anti-democratic methods that the government will use against political opponents and more broadly against working people. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7faa9f3-bfa3-4792-9033-2eba3db9e64D/guna-a06.html 2016-04-06T04:00:00Z IMF report points to sources of increasing financial turbulence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/econ-a05.html The ever-closer integration of the global economy has led to increased financial instability and turbulence, and heightened “systemic risk.” Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28926d60-e401-4c7a-996b-e862e798fecC/econ-a05.html 2016-04-05T06:00:00Z The political agenda behind the racial politics of the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/kris-a05.html Amid mounting signs that interest in socialism is on the rise, Kristof is doing his best to promote racialist politics to divide the working class and block the development of class consciousness. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/163944a1-f448-4a0a-82a6-3eec9286600L/kris-a05.html 2016-04-05T06:00:00Z Study warns of potentially catastrophic impacts from Antarctic ice melt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/anta-a05.html New research estimates that unabated warming may double the rate of expected sea level rise to nearly 2 meters by century’s end. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce08147d-ee65-4e1d-8d5c-6ac52205efeL/anta-a05.html 2016-04-05T06:00:00Z “Panama papers” tax evasion leak stokes political crises worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/pana-a05.html Documents provided to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists tie hundreds of wealthy individuals and world leaders to offshore havens used in tax evasion and money laundering. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16032e42-fc29-4a11-853c-ddd9b1bef53G/pana-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza: Full partner in historic crime against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/pers-a05.html The police-state measures and summary deportations employed by the Syriza government against refugees are of a piece with its relentless attacks on the Greek working class. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faf673dd-b466-4dfb-9723-336940c672eK/pers-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z US, NATO preparing new air and ground attacks against Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/liby-a05.html Barely five years after destroying Libya as a functioning society, the imperialist powers are preparing a new bombing campaign and ground invasion. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1f24c51-9747-497f-90dd-cfcc53d07f7B/liby-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Syriza and European Union begin mass deportations from Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/refu-a05.html The brutal actions against refugees and the militarisation of Europe are directly linked to the intensification of the attacks on the working class in Greece and throughout the continent. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431e3e8c-1cc3-41f1-a592-e71e7538d33I/refu-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z US navy prepares third provocation in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/scse-a05.html Amid large US-Philippine war games, the Pentagon is preparing a new “freedom of navigation” operation to challenge China’s maritime claims. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e2a681f-6a27-4ab2-831f-dc3d85d88c9P/scse-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Why is the CIA putting bombs on Virginia school buses? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/bomb-a05.html A substance found in a school bus was identified as C-4, which the CIA said had been used to conduct detection training exercises in a school bus yard. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae4264e6-f389-4ced-b123-0ea727873a7B/bomb-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Family seeks answers after homeless man dies in New Hampshire jail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/home-a05.html Pendleton’s death is a tragic consequence of the criminalization of the poor and homeless in America that is repeated in courtrooms and prisons across the US. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/530782f4-2947-4a71-b141-5033a50c13fL/home-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Australian government crisis intensifies over austerity agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/turn-a05.html Prime Minister Turnbull’s new slogan—“We must live within our means!”—signifies that working class people must be made to pay for the worsening economic situation. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5e0cc32-0ce1-43a2-9138-48464dad00fD/turn-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Mexican Nissan workers in two-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/niss-a05.html The walkout by more than 5,000 workers brought production to a halt at the Nissan plant in the industrial City of the Valley of Cuernavaca. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3203ed42-50f8-47fa-8c53-7a6bceb3cccM/niss-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Canadian spy agency regularly using new “disruption” powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/csis-a05.html Under Canada’s new Liberal government, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is making regular use of its new power to “disrupt” purported threats to public security. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fec4cbf8-54aa-48ec-9f05-5d9e3de1df4N/csis-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Last-minute efforts to form a government in Ireland before parliament resumes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/irel-a05.html Ireland has been without a government since the February 26 general election, which saw a repudiation of the right-wing policies of the Fine Gael/Labour coalition. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03ab9b92-6ce7-4a90-a640-7fa1a4b08f1A/irel-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z US-backed Colombian peace treaty grants impunity for war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/colo-a05.html The agreement would transform the FARC into a legal political party and pave the way for intensified imperialist exploitation in Colombia. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50943973-02ab-447c-bfe2-da37d6bc75dF/colo-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists ally with regional DMDK party in Tamil Nadu elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/tami-a05.html The alliance with a regionalist party closely tied to US imperialism confirms the Indian Stalinists’ role in abetting the US “pivot to Asia” against China. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/381bb1ad-5836-4c04-b810-ee88a05dcb4I/tami-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z UK documentary exposes Saudi role in global terror operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/saud-a05.html The Saudi ruling family spent $70 billion exporting its particularly repressive form of Islamism through books, the media, Islamic welfare institutions and charities. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f01b4a2-a62e-4fc4-8ae4-9e7c87d5cd1A/saud-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Court issues restraining order after New Mexico school bus drivers vote to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/busd-a05.html The drivers will be forced to continue working for 10 days, after which they face the possibility of a permanent restraining order. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/170345cd-e8f8-4650-8da4-de5ef32687fC/busd-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/wkrs-a05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae8e95c9-d1a6-4b8d-96cc-02aa0db866aM/wkrs-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Australia: State electricity workers vote for industrial action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/elec-a05.html Essential Energy wants to axe agreements covering hundreds of workers to begin sackings and further slash working conditions. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d95e618a-567b-4c18-bdc3-e311c75b326L/elec-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Democrats silent as one million lose food stamp benefits in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/food-a04.html None of the presidential candidates, including self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” Bernie Sanders, has made an issue of the food stamp cutoff. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19cc7e65-6ee9-4ffb-9e28-83cf98e38ebE/food-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z The working class in France mobilizes against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/pers-a04.html The attempt to promote hysteria over terrorism to suppress popular opposition is failing in the face of a growing radicalization of workers and youth. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85d963af-a58c-4860-866c-3a0b6f38a0cI/pers-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Syriza government carries out mass deportation of refugees from Greece to Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/gree-a04.html Thousands of people are being deported as part of the deal to seal off the “Balkan route” to refugees fleeing the war zones of the Middle East. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27fcb2b0-6526-4508-aae2-b02444304e5M/gree-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting erupts over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/nago-a04.html The conflict threatens to escalate into a broader war between Russia, Armenia’s main backer, and Azerbaijan’s ally, Turkey, and behind Turkey, the entire NATO alliance. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f09b2710-9e86-4ff4-9384-e9d04ba4c98B/nago-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z UK Tata Steel operation at centre of escalating trade war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/tata-a04.html The Labour Party and the trade unions have responded to the planned closure of Tata Steel’s UK plants with demands for protectionism and trade war. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8ae5c8f-b6fd-48c2-856e-9cb70d76843J/tata-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Two dead and dozens injured in Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/amtr-a04.html Two Amtrak workers were killed and 35 passengers injured Sunday in the latest wreck involving the national passenger rail system. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e26e1e8-ea81-4c7b-a54b-2e7663d8716G/amtr-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z GM found not liable in bellwether case over ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/igni-a04.html The case was chosen by GM because evidence of corporate malfeasance appeared weakest. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a88bf88-f33a-46ff-a67b-08065d29079H/igni-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Poverty among California seniors rising despite economic “recovery” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/cali-a04.html The poverty rate among California seniors nearly doubled between 1999 and 2014. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5b8a272-7165-4da5-89ec-96fe8cbbf72K/cali-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania budget underfunds education, prepares attack on pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/penn-a04.html The deal leaves an estimated $2 billion deficit unresolved until the next fiscal year. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9546fa2-2c6a-4bda-a1fd-f28fd20c72cF/penn-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Spain’s Podemos prepares for coalition talks with Socialist Party, Citizens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/pode-a04.html Podemos is playing the instrumental role in the possible formation of a PSOE-led government to continue imposing austerity on the workers in Spain. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17b12927-25d4-48b6-a004-ff1b9629377H/pode-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z German report confirms poor die younger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/germ-a04.html The link between income and “years lived in good health” is even clearer than the link between income and life expectancy. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a70ce4c-b36e-4a64-bdd2-c40c01323d5A/germ-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z The Brazilian “More Doctors” program’s dilemma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/brazi-a04.html The Brazilian government’s solution to the lack of health care in the small towns and rural areas was to “import” doctors from overseas, mainly Cubans. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbe05e1f-fc21-4724-8f4c-b4445eb94e0M/brazi-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Mexican government obstructs investigation into disappearance of the Ayotzinapa 43 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/mexi-a04.html The Mexican government is threatening to shut down an investigation by independent experts of the disappearance of the student teachers and seeks to buy off their parents. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4d38148-be97-4785-b6d5-09e2a56d4f1L/mexi-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government presents phony “Right to Information” bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/rtin-a04.html The legislation provides limited access to state information, while entrenching broad areas that will remain off-limits, including national security, diplomacy and economic activities. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c4abe40-cd06-464c-afa1-b880b99b6dcA/rtin-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z New Zealand voters reject flag change in referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/refe-a04.html The government and opposition sought to use the flag issue to whip up nationalism and encourage unquestioning respect for the military. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/095962e9-fb67-4582-9dbe-056c388e591G/refe-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 4-10 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/twih-a04.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebc85b5e-18ce-4e2e-b9ae-aa450739d34L/twih-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/meet-a04.html The SEP meetings are part of a campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57d7206e-f4a8-4965-aa68-1f870e01818H/meet-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z The New York Times on race and art http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/04/race-a04.html A review published in this Sunday’s <em>New York Times Book Review</em> advances a racialist view of art and culture with thoroughly reactionary implications. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b48dfe5-bce1-4fda-b08b-a23e65ede0dI/race-a04.html 2016-04-04T05:00:00Z Obama’s nuclear summit underscores danger of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/nucl-a02.html The aim of US “non-proliferation” policy is not to rid the world of nuclear bombs but to ensure the US retains its nuclear dominance over any potential rival. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b0e4abf-68b0-4ca5-bb41-c108c433acbE/nucl-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z The social crisis and the US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/pers-a02.html Behind the phony economic “recovery,” the entire structure of employment in the United States is being radically altered to reduce the status of workers to that of a super-exploited casual labor force. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/021e9f1b-90da-46ac-a093-6370b0c2898E/pers-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Clinton, Sanders clash intensifies in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/dems-a02.html The Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has an increasingly precarious lead over her self-proclaimed “socialist” challenger, Bernie Sanders. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86b5b510-dbaf-47f6-adee-82d5b6f4de2M/dems-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Conversations with Sanders supporters in Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/sand-a02.html Those attending recent Sanders rallies expressed both hostility to social conditions in the US and illusions in the role of Sanders and the viability of reforming capitalism. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a258704c-1cf4-4713-8e4e-3fa7fc85a7dM/sand-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Chicago Teachers Union holds one-day “strike” to channel opposition behind Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/chic-a02.html In the face of enormous opposition among teachers to the attacks on public education, the CTU called a phony one-day “strike” to politically disarm teachers by promoting illusions in the Democratic Party. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/910f2124-0eef-42f6-b2ce-6c9c711e686N/chic-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Detroit Public Schools principals charged with taking kickbacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/detr-a02.html The scandal comes on the heels of months of teacher and student protests for better conditions. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17b4d157-ae87-482c-82bf-45960d7fed2I/detr-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z California’s budget to hit Caltrans workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/calt-a02.html The last offer from the state includes meager raises that are wiped out by rising retirement and benefit contributions. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15b0b187-23a6-4ebf-9d20-3fe061ddd59M/calt-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Opposition in Greece to European Union refugee policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/gree-a02.html Two thousand refugees and aid workers demonstrated in Athens against the recent agreement between the EU and Turkey Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fc3cad4-dc4d-4ec2-bdca-4007d88752cD/gree-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Australian political crisis deepens with humiliating defeat of PM’s state taxing plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/turn-a02.html Just 48 hours after floating a plan to restructure the Australian federation, Prime Minister Turnbull was forced to “withdraw” the proposal. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/417826c8-a98e-4704-8481-60f30b93c7eM/turn-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Economic crisis heightens social tensions in Venezuela http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/vene-a02.html Venezuelan workers’ living standards are being slashed as a result of the country’s financial crisis. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b920b592-8bf9-435a-9efb-79fdf66c1a1P/vene-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Government-company negligence responsible for Indian flyover disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/indi-a02.html India’s political elite has turned a blind-eye to dangerous cost-cutting methods rampant throughout the construction industry. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57fe51e5-8c66-4fca-a202-1bff8192864O/indi-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Supreme Court intervenes in Petrobras scandal probe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/braz-a02.html Taking the charges against Lula, the ex-president and Workers Party founder, out of the hands of the lower court judge appears to be a political decision. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad79ec84-57f8-42b6-8213-3f9f344ba69N/braz-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Cuts lead to closure of hundreds of public libraries across UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/libr-a02.html Since 2010, about a quarter of library workers have lost their jobs. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e59ce5fe-ca2d-4ab4-aced-b227b08fa75C/libr-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Canada’s unions hail Mulcair in run-up to NDP leadership vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/cndp-a02.html Five major unions have issued a statement reaffirming their support for NDP leader Mulcair, a former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and admirer of Margaret Thatcher. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e92764-7a69-4a9a-8487-7485ca603cfF/cndp-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Podemos helps strengthen “Fortress Europe” against migrants in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/pode-a02.html Since the Syrian refugee crisis erupted, the Popular Party government has stepped up its attempts to seal the country off from asylum seekers. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aea7b5c9-bf17-49a5-8a3a-855fca2a9eeI/pode-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Anger erupts at Flint public hearing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/flin-a02.html Residents packed the legislative hearing to voice their outrage over the lead poisoning of the city’s water supply. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d80af507-c857-4110-b275-fb483de87c4K/flin-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/theg-a02.html A stunning exhibition of ancient Greek culture, some 500 artifacts in all, is now at Chicago’s Field Museum and will soon be in Washington, DC. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee8cd120-6a21-47d2-881d-1f45ab22acdO/theg-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Hans-Dietrich Genscher: Trailblazer for German great power politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/gens-a02.html The former foreign minister and FDP chairman Hans-Dietrich Genscher died Thursday at age 89. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91ba87dc-b713-44b6-81d5-c0e02ee905dO/gens-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/02/labo-a02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/293be130-5d68-4223-81ea-b79e63d6387G/labo-a02.html 2016-04-02T05:00:00Z French workers, youth defy state of emergency to protest austerity policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/fran-a01.html As many as 1.2 million people participated in demonstrations Thursday across France against the draconian anti-working class policies of the Socialist Party government. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b25768d-0681-4b85-ade6-a85f3fc9cebD/fran-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Workers and youth speak out against French labour law reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/inte-a01.html The WSWS spoke to students and workers participating in demonstrations throughout France against proposed changes to the country’s labour law Thursday. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/231b4d06-5aef-4672-aa2e-26c69559f02P/inte-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Temps and contractors accounted for all US job growth since 2005 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/jobs-a01.html A report by economists Lawrence Katz and Alan Krueger found that nearly one in every six US workers is in “alternative work arrangements,” either temporary, contract or on-call. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d4170a6-59ea-4abb-bdbe-69b0e9cf8a9O/jobs-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z US deploying additional armored brigades to Russian border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/nato-a01.html The US military is preparing to deploy some military equipment and thousands of troops directly on the Russian border as part of a “permanent footprint.” Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d990efd5-5094-4549-bea3-46cea6a018bN/nato-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Labour Party and unions mount nationalist campaign over UK steel industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/tata-a01.html The position of Labour and the unions is based on developing protectionist measures to defend what they view as an industry critical to the interests of British imperialism. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34f34a7b-f959-42db-9c31-cd4f3b6ac53K/tata-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed Jamar Clark will not face prosecution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/poli-a01.html Clark’s shooting last year sparked widespread protests which saw police respond with paramilitary units to break up demonstrations and a protest encampment. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01723a11-372b-45e2-b95e-a205c3554f1C/poli-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Harlan, Kentucky coal miner killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/mine-a01.html The fatality, the fourth in the US this year, comes as the state legislature considers scrapping coal mine safety laws. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bbd9be8-15ef-44ff-932d-1d8c771bcd2B/mine-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z German army calls for domestic deployments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/bund-a01.html On the German army’s official website, CDU politician Rupert Scholz calls for a reform of the country’s constitution to enable the domestic deployment of the armed forces. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e44c9d7-f26d-487e-adc2-0a941c5f6c3B/bund-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Australian government in disarray over spending cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/turn-a01.html In his latest twist, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is seeking to shift the blame for devastating and deeply unpopular cuts onto state and territory governments. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c195aa30-1d53-48e3-bef9-779afd156f8B/turn-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Pakistan’s military expands its power in wake of Lahore terror attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/paki-a01.html Pakistan’s military has seized on last Sunday’s terrorist atrocity to implement plans for an “antiterrorism” offensive and to strengthen its authority over the civilian government. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbbb9383-6b3f-4c14-b408-6b6fa4aeae3O/paki-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Mexican Congress lays legal foundation for martial law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/mexi-a01.html An amendment to the Mexican Constitution would grant the president dictatorial powers to establish a state of emergency and suspend democratic rights. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8537fbd4-e71a-4788-86bd-708184c5057O/mexi-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Fresh corruption allegations undermine Malaysian prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/mfcn-a01.html The corruption scandal swirling around Prime Minister Najib Razak points to deep rifts in ruling circles produced by a deteriorating economy and rising geo-political tensions. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2b089bd-aa5e-47dd-b842-8cc13405156J/mfcn-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Chinese mineworkers arrested after protest on unpaid wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/chin-a01.html The police crackdown points to Beijing’s fears of social unrest amid a slowing economy and plans for mass sackings across basic industry. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15f311b5-7241-4dd2-990c-891cab49ba3G/chin-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z The drive to impeachment and the dangers facing the Brazilian working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/pers-a01.html The attempt to oust Rousseff and the PT over corruption is driven by the demand of Brazilian and foreign capital for an acceleration of ongoing attacks on workers’ living standards. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9295deb6-2f3c-46a4-96c6-e26140c170cM/pers-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Marxism and the pseudo-left: David North interviewed at Leipzig Book Fair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/dnor-a01.html Following a presentation of the new German edition of <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left</em>, North was interviewed by the newspaper <em>Schattenblick</em> on the theoretical and political issues addressed in his book. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8070662e-c722-4a24-800f-0f4163c519aE/dnor-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z CTU calls phony one-day “strike” to back Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/ctus-a01.html The most critical issue facing teachers is developing an independent struggle against the CTU-Democratic Party alliance Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e78624e2-0bd4-4d65-ae49-c3073b13937A/ctus-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z From Cuba a grim drama (<em>La obra del siglo</em>) and from Argentina a political thriller (<em>El Clan</em>) and a road trip (<em>Camino a La Paz</em>) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/sdl3-a01.html The festival showcased films and documentaries from throughout the Spanish-speaking world, including Cuba, Spain, Mexico, and South and Central America. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b488f85-7068-4b26-9c1c-1fa63c49068P/sdl3-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/01/labo-a01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3edb1911-e648-4664-8535-f4869fab733D/labo-a01.html 2016-04-01T05:00:00Z Forty thousand jobs threatened as Tata Steel announces end of UK operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/tata-m31.html Neither Labour leader Corbyn nor the trade union bureaucracy proposes any struggle by steel workers in defence of their jobs. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6f63bfb-2ea5-42a9-9ac3-acf5a3064ffA/tata-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/pers-m31.html While it is not a topic of significant debate among the various candidates contending for the presidential nomination, the growing international war drive, spearheaded by the United States, looms over the election campaign. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/185bafdb-e2dd-4932-a08c-b61819fa0cfC/pers-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Boeing to slash 4,000-8,000 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/boei-m31.html Both the IAM and the SPEEA reacted to the announcement of the job cuts with impotent appeals to the state legislature to bar the company from slashing jobs. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f932f903-3581-42aa-a87d-3e2744eb5f7K/boei-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister lurches from one crisis to the next http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/turn-m31.html Just a week after his move to bring on an early “double dissolution” election, Malcolm Turnbull has announced a new tax plan that could sow the seeds for a fracturing of the Australian federation. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/088f56bf-d280-4f8d-b312-bc3f4eaa70cE/turn-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Republican Party crisis deepens as candidates renege on “loyalty” pledge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/repu-m31.html None of the three remaining candidates for the Republican presidential nomination will commit to supporting the eventual nominee. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bd1c312-4339-4f64-940e-7a2a124c9b7L/repu-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Politicians and media promote far-right Alternative for Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/afd-m31.html The friendly overtures extend from the Left Party to the Christian Democrats. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08c6bee8-15f9-4e67-84ed-7c90e4b4e65D/afd-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Hungary strengthens state security powers after Brussels attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/hung-m31.html The Hungarian government plans to expand surveillance of telephone and internet data. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ff3762a-e5fd-40a5-9863-c6cf2000b74O/hung-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z European Court rubber-stamps police murder of Jean Charles de Menezes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/mene-m31.html Judges ruled that the UK had not violated article two of the European Convention of Human Rights protecting the right to life. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb343391-717e-48b6-b354-60ec270e14cB/mene-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z After the Brussels attack, Podemos defends “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/pode-m31.html Podemos General Secretary Pablo Iglesias is falling in line with false arguments that intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots” to prevent the Brussels attacks. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8373851a-464d-42c9-8288-1ecbb765acbC/pode-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Costa Rica closes its borders to Cuban migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/rica-m31.html The tensions between Central American governments have exposed the fragility of three decades of supposed economic, political and social integration. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/972d1d4c-7c38-43b3-b568-b9c8a25dc18L/rica-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Immigrant farmworker sentenced to 25 years to life for leaving her newborn in California strawberry field http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/immi-m31.html Nineteen-year-old Rosalba Moran, an undocumented immigrant and victim of rape, was charged with first-degree murder. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eded4d5d-b0fd-4802-a1c0-7d19013ce5fP/immi-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Detroit newspaper workers protest contract takeaways http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/news-m31.html <em>Detroit Free Press</em> and <em>Detroit News</em> journalists held a protest Wednesday over company concessions demands, including increases in health care costs and conversion of full-time to part-time work. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d3131e1-3105-4a02-aeff-47a0d826ba2M/news-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Nearly 750 dead in US house fires in 2016 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/fire-m31.html A leading cause of the tragedies is unsafe alternative heating and lighting methods resulting from utility suspensions. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c70fe2d-66de-4b06-95a0-9b2a737c807O/fire-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z New layoffs in New Zealand meat processing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/nzme-m31.html A new round of restructuring within the New Zealand meat processing industry is underway. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8afbaa32-1219-455a-afec-e2be25c0511H/nzme-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z The political economy of endless austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/aust-m31.html The imposition of austerity is determined not by a lack of economic resources, but by the relentless logic of the profit system. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5912d33e-d428-435d-b60c-940f1f76c9cD/aust-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z <em>Eye in the Sky</em>: The liberal war on terror http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/31/eyei-m31.html <em>Eye in the Sky</em> is a political-military thriller in which British and American officials weigh the consequences of a drone strike in Nairobi, Kenya. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0da89acb-7962-4fe4-9a4d-a23e790392dC/eyei-m31.html 2016-03-31T05:00:00Z Newly-released email details complicity of Obama’s EPA in Flint poisoning http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/flin-m30.html The lies of top Environmental Protection Agency officials are exposed in this internal communication in which a leading expert at the agency declares, “EPA is a cesspool.” Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcf5a1c9-6bd7-47c6-ac5f-f5d9be5a0c7L/flin-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Intelligence accounts raise more questions on origins of Brussels, Paris attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/brus-m30.html As NATO powers tried to discredit accusations that they relied on terrorists in their war in Syria, they downplayed signs that ISIS was developing a terror network in Europe. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdd61b35-e506-4338-b7d5-83510e1befaF/brus-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Impeachment looms in Brazil as PT’s largest coalition partner deserts government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/braz-m30.html The drive for impeachment has gained significant momentum, with both Brazilian and foreign capital demanding a radical change in government policy. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44de7166-cbad-497f-9144-837152c487eK/braz-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Clinton, media step up pressure for Sanders to withdraw http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/demo-m30.html The former secretary of state is backing out of an agreement for further debates. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ced75b17-e807-4d57-9df8-03c03ff415dO/demo-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Supreme Court ruling favors unions in agency shop dues case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/cour-m30.html The hard-fought Friedrichs case reflects ongoing divisions within the American ruling class over the best means of exploiting workers and suppressing their struggles. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/968fa7b5-eda9-4868-b140-ecbfe4738e8E/cour-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z FBI claims successful hack of Apple iPhone security systems http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/appl-m30.html The Federal Bureau of Investigation dropped its suit to force Apple to breach security protections on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5031e594-fc9b-4e03-afaa-2e4e2c76f5eA/appl-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z California Democrats, unions announce deal on $15 minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/cali-m30.html The deal, which has many loopholes, is aimed at containing deep opposition to poverty-level wages and bolstering support for the Democratic Party in the run-up to November’s elections. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cec9ce1-3bf3-4db3-9604-a2f63d2cb0dI/cali-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z German interior minister seeks to further restrict rights of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/germ-m30.html The latest proposals would punish refugees for rules infractions, such as failure to learn German or obtain a job. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce56efb9-7e93-4c2b-8aa5-8afdbd07423E/germ-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z