Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ 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’s economic legacy 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 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 SEP public meetings: 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 French government seeks delay in order to impose unpopular labour reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/fran-m30.html The Socialist Party and the union bureaucracies are hoping that upcoming vacations will halt protests and growing opposition to the reactionary El Khomri law. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6b6ace6-07c1-47d2-bfa0-9b6710d1950I/fran-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader makes a cynical populist pitch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/aust-m30.html Opposition leader Bill Shorten is preparing for this year’s election with false promises on “jobs, education and health” to obscure Labor’s commitment to austerity. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/852bd303-b89a-4a05-a01a-6c8e6051e12E/aust-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Pacific Islanders suffer slave-like conditions in fruit industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/shep-m30.html The super-exploitation of Pacific Islanders who have no democratic rights under the Seasonal Workers Program is to be extended throughout the agricultural industry. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a08fcd68-bdf9-4cd6-a534-4b53fbbbedeP/shep-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Dramatic fall in Employment Tribunal cases in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/empl-m30.html Following the introduction of fees, the numbers of cases dropped by 77 percent. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d129f066-5d91-4c1c-8881-c75dd49d99cL/empl-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Warnings of global arms race ahead of Nuclear Security Summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/pers-m30.html As world leaders gather for this week’s nuclear summit in Washington, leading think tanks are warning of a “new arms race” and the need to plan for “Armageddon.” Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6813450-343e-455a-a2f0-075eaae8c92H/pers-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Professors’ group charges Obama administration with undermining academic freedom and due process http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/aaup-m30.html A report by the American Association of University Professors points to the reactionary role of the sexual harassment industry on university campuses. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35cf61d6-fdfc-4b7f-b9ce-c0d9104b9a8K/aaup-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z The human cost of the drug war in Mexico and a drama from Venezuela: <em>Retratos de una búsqueda</em> and <em>Dauna. Lo que lleva el río</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/sdl2-m30.html The San Diego festival showcased films and documentaries from throughout the Spanish-speaking world, including Cuba, Spain, Mexico, South and Central America. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e065608-1e11-4284-b9da-1c197752c85O/sdl2-m30.html 2016-03-30T05:00:00Z Military chiefs seize on Brussels attacks to send more US troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/iraq-m29.html More than four years after the official end of the US occupation of Iraq, and with a current presence of some 5,000 troops, military leaders are calling for additional military assets. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/450a6a0f-cd46-402c-99d7-71ec961a110D/iraq-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Japan’s security laws: Another milestone in the drive to world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/pers-m29.html The implementation of the military legislation is a major step in the revival of Japanese militarism, encouraged by Washington as part of its war preparations against China. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8081f00-b767-43ee-8f8b-0823ae46d34J/pers-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Officials stoke anti-Muslim hatred following Brussels attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/brus-m29.html Officials are inciting anti-Muslim racism to cover up the role of the state in creating Islamist terror networks in the war for regime change in Syria. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28f5791c-38b4-4118-afb8-551d078d7ccA/brus-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z As Brazil’s impeachment crisis deepens, economists advocate “Asian model” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/braz-m29.html Ostensibly “left” economists have joined with right-wing nationalists in advocating a nationalist policy based on wage cutting and authoritarian state control. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/191f3199-9b47-4967-8d3f-14ebafea81fI/braz-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Japanese economy continues to show signs of faltering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/japa-m29.html A negative interest rate introduced in January by the Bank of Japan has done nothing to promote economic growth. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa7529c0-8b86-447f-b593-66b1a7e40a1I/japa-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Obama administration to cut off Flint emergency aid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/flin-m29.html The Obama administration, along with state and local government officials of both parties, played a critical role in creating and covering up the disaster in Flint. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a691aaaa-5958-4ec5-b380-5102324f259E/flin-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Michigan will not sanction GM attorneys involved in cover-up of ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/igni-m29.html To date, no top GM official has been held to account for the decade-long cover-up of an ignition defect responsible for at least 124 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecf72b9c-5a1b-4e90-a43c-62c4208cf29P/igni-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z US federal appeals court ruling could speed up executions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/exec-j01.html The Ninth US Circuit Court’s ruling comes as the number of death row exonerees continues to grow, including 156 individuals since 1973. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b667cba5-5e10-4602-a2a0-34751456ff6E/exec-j01.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z New York City Rikers Island prison guards on trial for viciously beating inmate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/rike-m29.html The Democratic Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio has ruled out any reform of the prison system, including closing Rikers Island, the location of regular brutality and abuse. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14a0935b-3ea6-44cd-afa3-ab6acf14ac4N/rike-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Illinois public higher education hit with more cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/iled-m29.html As Illinois continues to operate without a budget, both Democrats and Republicans are exploiting the impasse to impose deep cuts on public higher education. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/543e3e56-fde9-4626-9825-2a45ea53438F/iled-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Germany’s Deutsche Bahn to slash 2,100 rail freight transport jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/deut-m29.html Works councillors and union functionaries have already indicated they are prepared to cooperate in implementing the cuts, the first step to a further wave of consolidations. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ad97567-90cb-4905-b560-7faf99d5d3dM/deut-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Australia: Socialist Alternative hails downing of Russian jet in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/kara-m29.html The declaration that Turkey’s flagrant act of war was “a small victory for humanity” underscores the pseudo-lefts’ support for imperialist provocations, including those that threaten to trigger world war. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a87cbab-2f35-4ff8-bd6c-aa93e495bf7A/kara-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z UK Junior doctors dispute at a crossroads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/nhsf-m29.html The imposition of a draconian contract on 55,000 junior doctors is a test case for restructuring employment conditions for the entire workforce of the National Health Service. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c6b2b5-602f-47ad-aefb-82089ded01bD/nhsf-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Rapper Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest dead at 45 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/phif-m29.html The members of A Tribe Called Quest were more relatable than the superstar rappers who came before them and more sensitive and intelligent than the lyricists of then-emerging gangster rap. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f17eb235-062b-48b5-9c69-83a7e1dc9bcJ/phif-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Ireland’s Easter Rising—Part three http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/eas3-m29.html The Easter Rising was a seminal event in Irish history, the lessons of which the working class must assimilate. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1edbb4b3-27e9-4262-870b-bcec60e6710M/eas3-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/wkrs-m29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12c87bdf-22f3-4860-9428-0e8e6e4b60fC/wkrs-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z The US-NATO war in Syria and the Brussels terror attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/brus-m28.html Islamist networks built up by the US and its European allies to provide fighters for their regime-change operation in Syria are bringing the war back to Europe, with horrific consequences. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d0cfedf-83b6-46ee-a233-f0502acf241M/brus-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Clinton primary contest losses intensify Democratic Party crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/pers-m28.html Sanders’ landslide victories in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska are a further expression of the pent-up social anger directed at the entire political establishment. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c475ef3-2713-4e2c-9b15-83df7bf845bC/pers-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Historic city of Palmyra falls to Syrian government forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/syri-m28.html The renewed push by the Syrian military, aided by Russian air cover, followed last week’s visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Moscow. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55d2e7c2-98e0-4b8b-9010-b4d039aac5eN/syri-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Terrorist attack hits crowded children’s park in Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/paki-m28.html Regardless of who carried out the atrocity on Sunday, it will be seized on by Washington and Islamabad for reactionary ends. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f02c8dc9-af11-40af-890b-9e410f15e24L/paki-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z German government increases defence budget and plans massive rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/germ-m28.html Germany’s defence spending will grow by more than €10 billion by 2020, according to the government’s new budget plan. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10d82547-d346-4468-9316-674327a56ccI/germ-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Canadian Liberal government to implement military spending hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/cana-m28.html The Liberal government has already expanded Canada’s role in the Mideast war and is now considering further military interventions in Africa and Haiti. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5e5177b-0518-4a47-85ed-de05877ef68B/cana-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Global oil industry job losses continue to mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/oill-m28.html Around 100,000 jobs have been lost in the US alone since 2015, with tens of thousands more job losses expected this year. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c50bf6f9-b1d5-42be-895f-b9ae9129ac7N/oill-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Michigan Kids Count report shows drastic rise in child poverty over last decade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/kids-m28.html Eighty of Michigan’s 83 counties show an increase in child poverty, with the statewide rate increasing by 23 percent since 2006. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d8b3665-a84d-40d5-b846-7353ef5d204B/kids-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Indiana and Florida pass new anti-abortion laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/abor-m28.html The two laws come amidst ongoing attempts to whip up hysteria over doctored videos that were intended to frame Planned Parenthood for allegedly selling fetal tissue. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77fc7fe6-bf2b-46ae-8f01-8cda3d194f9B/abor-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z New York prosecutor urges no jail time for killer cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/nypd-m28.html Brooklyn’s first African American district attorney is pressing for probation for the NYPD officer convicted of killing of Akai Gurley. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0175a08-9066-411d-ab56-dd831987272C/nypd-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Obama high court pick Merrick Garland: A record of support for police powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/garl-m28.html Garland’s judicial career parallels the rightward trajectory of the American judiciary over the past two decades, and especially since the launch of the “war on terror.” Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a8ad6be-f2c5-46af-912d-c5df899586fG/garl-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party leader attacks Asian immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/nzla-m28.html Opposition leader Andrew Little singled out Indian and Chinese chefs as scapegoats for rising unemployment and worsening living standards. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56c8ecf7-61e7-4bda-81fe-8a70bff8e9fP/nzla-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Ex-President Francisco Flores (1959–2016) and the decimation of El Salvador http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/salv-m28.html The corrupt ally of US imperialism stole millions of dollars in earthquake relief money and sent hundreds of Salvadoran soldiers to fight in the war in Iraq. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ebc3e8d-f2e7-4e50-b5a7-663b4e94345G/salv-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Ireland’s Easter Rising—Part two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/eas2-m28.html The Easter Rising was a seminal event in Irish history whose lessons the working class must assimilate. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c60a58eb-c142-4d89-aa4a-3b3328d2f6fJ/eas2-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Films from Argentina, Spain and Guatemala: <em>El Movimiento</em>, <em>Hablar</em>, <em>Ixcanul</em> and <em>Tras Nazarin</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/sdl1-m28.html The festival showcased films and documentaries from throughout the Spanish-speaking world, including Cuba, Spain, Mexico, South and Central America. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/846adcc5-4c10-4d45-97f0-88d87185e78J/sdl1-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 28-April 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/twih-m28.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1803f70b-3d26-424f-aea4-63ec29b5ec8F/twih-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Scandal mounts over failure by Belgian police to halt Brussels attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/belg-m26.html Friday saw more revelations of inexplicable lapses by Belgian and allied security forces that helped terrorists evade detection before the Brussels attacks. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7feaba36-47f5-44cd-b27a-9fc171d69b3O/belg-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Obama’s pivot to Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/pers-m26.html Behind Obama’s empty human rights rhetoric, Washington is prepared to carry out new and bloodier crimes in Latin America in pursuit of US profit interests. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fea65dd8-96f4-487a-bbd9-24040a751c6E/pers-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z After Brussels attacks, German politicians and media demand increased state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/germ-m26.html The German interior minister is using Tuesday’s attacks to press for further police powers in Germany and throughout Europe. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0199151d-3116-4314-a21d-709ec5dcd02D/germ-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Arrests follow call for Chinese President Xi’s resignation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/chin-m26.html An open letter by “loyal Communist Party members” called on President Xi to resign all positions and blamed him for China’s “unprecedented problems and crises.” Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca67ca3d-bed8-4047-be66-2d299f7f600J/chin-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Indian auto workers fight to defend wages and conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/inau-m26.html Workers at major car makers including Maruti Suzuki, Honda Motors and Tata, as well as auto-related companies, have been involved in plant occupations, strikes, rallies and marches. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62d23dcf-343c-4173-946b-37422164398N/inau-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Vast majority of Yemen population without reliable food, water and sanitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/yeme-m26.html Relentless bombing and ground operations by the Saudi-led Arab coalition have left more than 20 million Yemenis in dire need of humanitarian aid. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5c34a6d-02d5-4125-bb2b-f899567a454P/yeme-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Researchers and scientists subpoenaed in anti-abortion witch-hunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/fetl-m26.html The congressional subpoena would make public the names of researchers, students and other medical workers involved in research using fetal tissue. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b1bd32b-63d4-45a5-aff8-bed4e15f8d1O/fetl-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Chicago Teachers Union approves one-day stunt “strike” on April 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/chic-m26.html As union leaders deepen their alliance with the Democratic Party and the right-wing administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, teachers are coming into increasing conflict with the union. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/344dbfaf-2ffd-4415-8d94-2b27f749533K/chic-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza government detains refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/refu-m26.html The Syriza-led government is doing everything in its power to implement the EU-Turkey refugee deal. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1987d270-6d0e-413e-963f-2cb76abb725F/refu-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Tube drivers shut down London Piccadilly Line http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/picc-m26.html Prior to the stoppage, the RMT union sought to get the strike off the agenda. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d17d5f3-9ee7-4736-8c75-605e2450890M/picc-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Large protests in East Timor over ongoing Australian oil theft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/timo-m26.html The demonstration was among the largest in East Timor since the former Portuguese colony and Indonesian territory received formal independence in 2002. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81b62001-2753-4c79-9cb4-69f5ff2d2a2G/timo-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Escalating crisis hits New Zealand dairy industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/nzda-m26.html The crisis in the New Zealand dairy industry following severe cuts to milk prices is a symptom of a broader economic slump. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60a913aa-cef5-4da5-9c3a-cf186f9415eB/nzda-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Flint water task force report leaves Snyder off the hook http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/flin-m26.html While the Snyder-appointed task force report includes damning findings, the Michigan governor is cynically using it to co-opt widespread outrage against his administration. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/366fa541-4af6-41c0-b5ac-e10a8dd361cO/flin-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Why the New York Times is pushing racial politics in Flint http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/time-m26.html It is to preempt and subvert the growth of class consciousness that the <em>Times</em>, the “newspaper of record” of the American ruling class, ferociously promotes racial politics. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79a7211a-575f-4f86-a478-94f28fc05caM/time-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z <em>I Saw the Light</em>: A biography of country singer Hank Williams http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/isaw-m26.html Marc Abraham’s film is an account of the last decade in the life of American country music performer Hank Williams (1923-1953), who died tragically at the age of 29. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb217564-04e6-4d6f-9d98-6a332ae9143N/isaw-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Ireland’s Easter Rising—Part One http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/eas1-m26.html The Easter Rising was a seminal event in Irish history with critical political lessons for the international working class. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8d34904-1324-4fd7-a55c-d5f1e3e8d33N/eas1-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Meeting at Toronto’s York University: Socialism and the Fight Against War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/cana-m26.html Tuesday’s meeting will examine the causes and implications of the resurgence of imperialist violence and outline a political strategy for building a global working class movement against war. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5151934a-335b-4e27-a80a-46bf1af6fceC/cana-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/26/labo-m26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f32bfa0-117d-4a60-9e20-496a146c063P/labo-m26.html 2016-03-26T05:00:00Z Fundraising for US presidential campaign surpasses $1 billion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/elec-m25.html A huge proportion of this money has come from 108 super-wealthy donors, who have contributed more than half of all donations to Super PACs and nearly a quarter of financing for the election as a whole. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/747957d5-9089-487d-9379-08490b50cebJ/elec-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Hundreds of US Marines provide combat support as Iraqi forces advance toward Mosul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/iraq-m25.html Two weeks after secretly deploying to northern Iraq, US Marines are pounding Iraqi villages in support of an Iraqi government offensive overseen by US advisors. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/882184b4-9b69-4133-a5d1-284a2545454P/iraq-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z French students speak out against austerity and state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/fint-m25.html Students protesting the French labour reform expressed their opposition to the Socialist Party’s austerity measures, state of emergency and imperialist wars. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcbff37d-0f8f-44af-a5fd-7016fde87baK/fint-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z University of California president proposes privatization of pension fund http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/pens-m25.html The proposal is only the latest in the bipartisan attack on public-sector and private-sector pension plans throughout the United States. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e4ed583-a452-4668-9184-64f8ee981d4O/pens-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Chinese government’s phony anti-poverty plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/chin-m25.html The announcement at the National People’s Congress of a 43 percent increase in poverty alleviation funds is to deflect attention from growing social inequality. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7426782a-c72c-4f7d-90a8-b9a4909599eH/chin-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Corporate elites maintain pressure on Australian prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/aust-m25.html The Australian economy’s “transition” from the China-induced mining boom has been described as an “internal devaluation,” involving major attacks on wages and social conditions. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88bd81d4-28b1-4717-b140-62e19039fd3B/aust-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Canada’s establishment “canonizes” former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/cana-m25.html An arch-right winger, notorious for his ignorance and appeals to prejudice, Ford was used by the big business elite to push the city’s politics sharply to the right. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4f2224a-c8f0-449a-8f78-b2015bc6d39P/cana-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z UK dockers strike suspended by Unite union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/dock-m25.html From the start, Unite made clear that it sought nothing more than good relations with Forth Ports to carry forward their shared interests. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd4c82c1-336e-4b6b-b95a-65ea6e47f10B/dock-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z The Belgium bombing: Why the dots are not connected http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/pers-m25.html The extent of state intelligence foreknowledge in the Brussels attack explodes the official narrative that intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots.” Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28bffc5d-c5b7-4f72-9c46-1c7a2a37c45H/pers-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Australia: Socialist Alternative and the US “pivot to Asia” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/salt-m25.html Socialist Alternative’s response to the Defense White Paper is aimed at obscuring Australia’s central role in the US drive to war against China. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f26abed-62e8-4883-92e7-7b96248bc01I/salt-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Indian analyst urges US to use secret diplomacy in harnessing Delhi to anti-China “pivot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/inus-m25.html A prominent military-strategic analyst has criticised the very public manner in which the US is pressing for India to act as a “frontline state” in its war drive against China. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5189e207-9236-4279-a8f7-2027e8bed52D/inus-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader’s plea for nationalism and the free market economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/wage-m25.html In her book <em>Wealth without Greed</em> (<em>Reichtum ohne Gier</em>), the leading Left Party politician advocates a strong, protectionist, ethnically and linguistically homogeneous national state. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a74f8ce-9e6f-4c95-804f-28871968278F/wage-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Atom Egoyan’s <em>Remember</em>: A Nazi criminal hunted… http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/reme-m25.html Two Auschwitz concentration camp survivors plot to kill the SS guard who murdered their families in Atom Egoyan’s latest film, <em>Remember</em>, a psychological drama. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff0a3aeb-6faa-410d-a32f-c17e03da565E/reme-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/ukla-m25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4465505-2cd7-4691-8136-e5a768b9301A/ukla-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Belgian authorities had “precise intelligence warnings” of Brussels bombings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/belg-m24.html Claims that the attacks in Brussels that killed 34 people occurred because Belgian and allied intelligence agencies somehow failed to “connect the dots” are not credible. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf25a0f3-711e-4172-aad5-f06c0320461B/belg-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Corbyn’s six months as UK Labour leader: A record of capitulation and betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/pers-m24.html There is a stark symmetry between the treacherous and cowardly course of Corbyn’s tenure and the betrayal carried out by the Syriza government in Greece. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e96719bb-5ce1-4a32-85e0-2340b318ef6J/pers-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z After Brussels attack, EU officials plan vast escalation of police spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/brus-m24.html Ignoring questions as to how known terrorists were allowed to plan and execute an attack while Brussels was on high alert, EU officials are launching new attacks on democratic rights. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a13ff63-9447-47e6-a3e9-18005cfd8d7M/brus-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z US presidential candidates call for stepped-up war and police measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/elec-m24.html In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Republicans Trump and Cruz called for police state measures, while Democrats Clinton and Sanders backed Obama’s war in Syria and Iraq. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07822c73-3e6d-4dbf-9bda-50fdf2d3cd1B/elec-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Obama hails Macri’s attacks on Argentine workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/obam-m24.html Obama’s trip is aimed at cementing closer military and economic relations with the right-wing Macri government. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76c62ddc-4635-4307-acc5-2cd49e3b924E/obam-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Australian PM treads a fine line on foreign policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/turn-m24.html With an early election looming, Turnbull used his Lowy Lecture to spin his vision of bright economic opportunities in Asia, while seeking to answer critics’ demands for a tougher stance against China. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6eb7e5d-d022-4b2f-b660-ae1c7046236J/turn-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Electoral success of AfD strengthens far-right forces in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/afds-m24.html Seventy years after the collapse of the Nazi regime, Germany’s ruling elite is responding to the global economic crisis and the growing war drive by building a right-wing movement. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/608006a3-232a-4cd9-b584-63fad9d3d4dD/afds-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand—Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/iyss-m24.html The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is holding meetings in Australia and New Zealand to alert students, youth and workers to the threat of a Third World War. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2cb3b13-f0fe-4046-b89a-698367ae997M/iyss-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Slovakia: Fico forms unstable right-wing government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/righ-m24.html The prime minister placed the refugee question centre stage, seeking to divert attention from the country’s social crisis. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94b13429-fc93-4140-bdf8-c4b65fd2d09M/righ-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z 200,000 jobs threatened by Norway oil industry crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/norw-m24.html Norway’s ruling elite insists that the relatively high wages in the oil industry be slashed. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0cd6a78-513e-4167-b865-730786485f7N/norw-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z US airstrike kills 40 in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/yeme-m24.html The US airstrike on AQAP forces comes after a series of significant territorial gains by the jihadist militia throughout southern Yemen. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff0aeb65-3801-46e3-bc32-a31a8ec2b03M/yeme-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Public sector union cancels strike action at Australian airports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/cpsu-m24.html The CPSU is anxious to prevent the pent-up anger among its members, after years of job cuts, wage freezes and the erosion of working conditions, from erupting out of its control. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b2b5f96-10fc-4fda-bf19-509d0f7381cE/cpsu-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Canada’s Liberal government tables first budget amid mounting economic turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/cana-m24.html Among OECD countries, only Switzerland, Norway and Greece have experienced slower growth than Canada during the past year. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74b4e63d-6830-4b30-b391-2bcacae33dbD/cana-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Legislative attack on Detroit Public Schools taking shape http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/detr-m24.html With funding for Detroit schools in question, Judge Rhodes and Republican Governor Rick Snyder are backing legislation for an unprecedented reorganization of the impoverished city’s schools. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e918b7fa-fa5f-471f-b411-05d18417d2fG/detr-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z University of California installs secret spyware system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/ucop-m24.html The UC board president and ex-homeland security chief, Janet Napolitano, has overseen the installation of a massive spyware system. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5080d545-c691-4ce3-9da2-6addb0c7cb6I/ucop-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z “We make the terror:” Season four of <em>House of Cards</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/24/card-m24.html The latest season of the Netflix series suggests that the US government facilitates terrorism to keep a lid on domestic opposition, spies on the population for political gain, and conspires to go to war for Machiavellian ends. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51a18e48-56a6-4bd5-b8af-273fdd4aa0dG/card-m24.html 2016-03-24T05:00:00Z Attacks on Marine firebase reveal secret US escalation in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/iraq-m23.html At least 5,000 US troops are now in Iraq, some 20 percent more than the “cap” supposedly set by the Obama White House. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae67f06a-fdcb-4c00-9e9b-34d7ccc96faC/iraq-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Obama’s Cuba speech: “Democratic” veneer for US capitalist invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/cuba-m23.html While the president’s speech extolled “human rights,” his aides listed the US dollar and corporate power as Washington’s principal concerns. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b54a036-512b-43e9-8298-8ec32d9aa97L/cuba-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Indonesia accuses China of encroaching on its territory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/indo-m23.html Last weekend’s incident involving Chinese and Indonesian vessels is a sign of the acute tensions being generated by Washington’s intervention in South China Sea disputes. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeb99737-56b0-45d0-899d-99aba8c4845A/indo-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z With support of US Supreme Court, Texas authorities execute mentally ill man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/exec-m23.html The high court’s refusal to spare Adam Kelly Ward, who was clearly induced to murder by paranoia and psychosis, demonstrates their support for executing the mentally impaired. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9256fd56-22e2-42bb-b8f7-e48de6604abD/exec-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z US government delays hearing in Apple iPhone encryption case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/appl-m23.html Until the DOJ’s filing on Monday, the US government held that it lacked the means to access the contents of the encrypted phone without the direct assistance of Apple engineers. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63930dc6-3f7f-41df-99e3-167b6591d6cM/appl-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z St. Louis autoworkers bar UAW vice president from their Facebook page http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/face-m23.html GM workers in Wentzville, Missouri blocked Cindy Estrada from their page in order to prevent her from spying for the UAW International and the company. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9fc3b9c-ab8f-43e2-b46b-19e37c0fd7aP/face-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Northwestern University faculty oppose selection of US general to head global studies institute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/nwue-m23.html Eikenberry, a former commander of American forces in Afghanistan, was selected in order to more closely integrate the university into the plans of American imperialism. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07df2b4d-1274-4c3e-92a9-11242d8ef5dE/nwue-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Opposition grows to Boston Public Schools budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/bost-m23.html Hundreds of Boston Public Schools parents, students and teachers packed BPS headquarters to protest planned cuts to the 2016-2017 school budget. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6201655a-cf7d-4019-8e72-29d3ea20543F/bost-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z West Virginia budget gap widens, economy worsens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/wvir-m23.html If the current revenue projection is realized, West Virginia will collect only $137.5 million in business and corporate taxes in 2017—an all-time low for the historically distressed state. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c4b68e9-70cb-45ec-bb8c-481ca8a77b8N/wvir-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Germany’s Left Party favours coalition with conservative CDU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/left-m23.html The Left Party's entreaties to form an alliance with the traditional right-wing party of postwar German capitalism makes clear its class character as a bourgeois political outfit. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9a68ada-7a34-4879-add1-f5e342f01b8B/left-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Arson attack on witness to murders in Palestinian village of Duma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/witn-m23.html The fire was clearly aimed at intimidating the witnesses in the forthcoming trial. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dd8ff2f-843d-44ca-803e-e590d8fd99dH/witn-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds of refugees in Australia face return to offshore camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/refu-m23.html Asylum seekers who have been receiving medical treatment in Australia are threatened with being sent back to Nauru or Manus Island. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86ef3742-b4d3-4e4c-8daf-726f4d610a1N/refu-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z The terror bombings in Brussels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/pers-m23.html This horrific attack targeted innocent people in no way responsible for the imperialist wars that have devastated the Middle East. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdccd501-fa34-4131-8df0-70540fd600aJ/pers-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z IYSSE campaigns against war at San Diego State University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/sdsu-m23.html The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) has held well-attended meetings on the San Diego campus and is receiving a positive response from students, workers and youth. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4d6b45a-d250-47b0-8d63-f561984c99eD/sdsu-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Québec Solidaire welcomes suppression of anti-austerity struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/queb-m23.html Québec Solidaire has endorsed the unions’ suppression of the struggle public sector workers have mounted against the Liberal government’s concession demands and ravaging of social services. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89b6a92a-f0f5-4bb7-951b-96efd8d5602D/queb-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Anthony Doerr’s <em>All the Light We Cannot See</em>: All the history the novelist cannot see http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/doer-m23.html Doerr’s second novel takes a moralizing, ahistorical view of events during the Second World War. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c595efe-011e-453f-aaf3-e11c53f564dK/doer-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Michigan governor’s Flint “action plan”: A cover for criminality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/wate-m23.html Rick Snyder’s “action plan” for Flint amounts to self-serving bluster, while Obama’s World Water Day event falls flat. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a92513b-e65f-446b-b54f-551f076355dJ/wate-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z India: Tata workers end strike after being isolated by the unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/tata-m23.html The trade unions, mainly those led by Stalinists, played a key role in pushing Tata auto workers to end the strike. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09c8c4a7-134c-43fc-850e-63a652cc493O/tata-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Seven-day nurses strike ends at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/losa-m23.html Nurses have gone without a wage increase for six years and face chronic understaffing. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/817945f1-b5cc-44fd-a262-133c8e76413M/losa-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z European Union-Turkey deal to expel refugees comes into force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/eure-m22.html The same powers that have routinely invoked “human rights” to justify war in the Middle East are denying refugees the right to seek protection from the disaster these wars have produced. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/186284d0-7445-47b7-a6a8-5a6b6b3b3c5P/eure-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Obama in Cuba http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/pers-m22.html Obama’s “human rights” masquerade is aided and abetted not only by the slavish US media, but also by the Castro government itself. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83560ea4-7aa0-4623-9480-595b880e110I/pers-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Australian government threatens a “double dissolution” election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/turn-m22.html Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trying to break through a political crisis that has increasingly engulfed the government and the parliamentary system itself. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/009d7832-220e-4c4b-ad79-172b8c66c79A/turn-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z US accelerating military encirclement of China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/usch-m22.html Beijing responded to the implementation of the US-Philippines basing agreement by warning that Washington was turning Asia into “a new Middle East.” Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f77a3d42-9cd0-467d-9bb0-bab4d6de29bJ/usch-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z US presidential candidates give warmongering speeches backing Israel at AIPAC conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/aipa-m22.html Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton went out of her way to satisfy the most diehard defenders of the Israeli state and its brutally repressive policies against the Palestinian people. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0df0bac-817a-46f9-a274-8919a438dc1D/aipa-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Resignation of UK work and pensions secretary divides Conservative government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/dunc-m22.html Under conditions of escalating economic crisis, the rifts in the Tory party are an expression of political realignments underway within bourgeois politics internationally. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32ade1a7-c8bf-4caa-9fb4-eda3376fcafB/dunc-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z UK super-rich seize 26 percent of all new wealth since 2000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/oxfa-m22.html According to a new report by Oxfam, just seven percent of the increase in wealth over the past 15 years went to the poorest 50 percent, or 30 million people. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57bcf6ae-37a3-4fa3-875a-ccc69047fdaO/oxfa-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Spanish officer corps hears lecture justifying Franco coup and dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/payn-m22.html The glorification of a fascist coup is a warning that sections of the army brass have begun contemplating a military intervention into political life. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d72454e1-14dc-48fc-a5e3-2b075db1663B/payn-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Hunger stalks US campuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/hung-m22.html Since the 2008 financial crisis, US colleges have opened food pantries due to increased tuition costs, reductions in grants and increased numbers of food-insecure students. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed6dd761-be77-4ec7-a83d-8cded886fe9B/hung-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Coal giant Peabody Energy on verge of bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/peab-m22.html In a string of bankruptcies, the courts are being used to attack the wages, pensions, health care and working conditions of miners—gains realized through decades of struggle. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0f5cc79-ee42-433f-904e-df72ab5e2bdC/peab-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z New York City affordable housing programs designed to benefit developers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/hous-m22.html A compromise over two affordable housing programs between Mayor de Blasio and the City Council will do nothing to ameliorate the city’s acute housing crisis. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/225ec46b-23f7-49d5-9b2d-58b8c4166bdJ/hous-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Boston-area mass transit: Fare increases, service reductions and attacks on pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/bost-m22.html The governor-appointed board votes to increase fares, end late-night service, and prepares attacks on MBTA workers’ pensions behind the scenes. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec8deb08-e2b9-436a-a875-7016228063bG/bost-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Peru’s electoral board bars two presidential candidates before first round of elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/peru-m22.html The elections are dominated by the thoroughgoing alienation of the Peruvian population from the political establishment as a whole. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bc1e5da-8f6d-4306-882d-64eb93a218eE/peru-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Hundreds attend meetings in Leipzig, Germany on the danger of war and the politics of the pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/leip-m22.html Nearly 500 participants attended two meetings held by Mehring Verlag at the Leipzig Book Fair on <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> and <em>Scholarship or War Propaganda?</em>. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/459f06da-cec9-4103-8021-b138e56866bC/leip-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z David North addresses Sri Lankan SEP launch of Sinhala edition of <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/sldn-m22.html Publication of this new translation of David North’s <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> will contribute significantly to the education of workers and youth in Sri Lanka. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa2e375-3cd6-4b09-b22e-2d79feeda44B/sldn-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Colombo meeting launches Sinhala translation of <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/22/slmt-m22.html SEP general secretary Wije Dias stressed that the book’s exposure of historical falsifications was “a weapon in the revolutionary struggles of the future.” Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c912f4f-3e73-42f4-8736-2d1bf76b7e0O/slmt-m22.html 2016-03-22T05:00:00Z Trump and the Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/pers-m21.html The Democrats will run in the fall campaign as the party of the status quo, complacency and self-satisfaction, essentially conceding the economically discontented to Donald Trump. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4438cb5-3336-4e82-81f7-e5b426f8b54A/pers-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z New study says entire regions of US will remain in slump until the 2020s http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/econ-m21.html The figures on persistently high unemployment in large sections of the country coincide with new layoffs in the oil, coal, steel and other manufacturing industries in the US. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b311001-583c-45e4-87cf-f984c35d5baN/econ-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z US Steel layoffs hit another 770 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/usst-m21.html The latest cuts at US Steel come just months after the USW passed a contract granting the company millions of dollars in concessions and cuts to health and retiree benefits. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29e2cc66-d725-4d31-8d0e-8a65ca7ee3dI/usst-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Castro government welcomes Obama, US corporate heads to Cuba http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/cuba-m21.html Leading a delegation of over 1,000 US politicians and business executives, Obama’s visit represents a substantial move to bring Cuba under the direct sway of US imperialism. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2beec511-4932-46be-8474-05347679b13M/cuba-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam arrested in Brussels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/abde-m21.html Astonishingly, Europe’s most wanted man, on the run from police for four months, was hiding near his parents’ apartment in the heavily-watched Molenbeek district. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/564d3487-3238-411d-8b0d-868057332c6O/abde-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party whips up law-and-order hysteria after Abdeslam arrest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/vall-m21.html As it cultivates Islamist forces in a war for regime change in Syria, France is citing the danger of terror attacks as a pretext to escalate attacks on democratic rights. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8bdbb8d-de40-462e-9df8-d0a65cae00dO/vall-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Berlin senate speeds up deportations of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/refu-m21.html The new refugee passport system serves above all to sort asylum seekers according to their national origin, religion and usefulness and to make faster deportations possible. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/399d4427-848b-47f9-92ce-9a2f5e8bcc4P/refu-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Spanish youth protest education reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/spai-m21.html The protests targeted the “3+2 Decree,” which increases the amount of unpaid, in-company internship time required in university courses of study. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6eed7cd-9ce3-4e9a-b097-34db1aa2999P/spai-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Australian nickel refinery workers sacked without entitlements http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/nick-m21.html Mining magnate Clive Palmer is making the Queensland refinery workers pay for the collapse of the mining boom. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/877e9b10-da6f-4797-894e-1a5f9f929f8G/nick-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z More attacks on anti-Trump protesters at Tucson, Arizona campaign rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/trum-m21.html One of the confrontations in Tucson was perpetrated by a plainclothes member of Donald Trump’s hired security team. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f6326de-0640-470e-9fa0-faa4b40802aD/trum-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Chief proponent of Flint water supply switch hosts public meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/kwap-m21.html The CEO of the Karegondi Water Authority, Jeffery Wright, an individual centrally connected to the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, sought to place a rosy aura around his pet project. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1708a56-2d64-4fea-ae25-c9c30cb5823H/kwap-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z UAW seeks to ram through contract at Volvo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/volv-m21.html The UAW reportedly reached a last-minute agreement with Volvo, but refused to provide workers with the full contract, following a pattern it has employed many times before. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09cf65f2-e5f1-4536-abfb-540e9f5abdbG/volv-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan parliament to draft new constitution to shore up capitalist rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/sril-m21.html Under the guise of “democracy,” the government is seeking to strengthen its hand to impose austerity and deepen its integration into the US “pivot to Asia” against China. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73d0dcf1-0b32-47fa-a897-ae5c82fd237C/sril-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Australian youth and workers denounce media and government racist hysteria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/melb-m21.html The continuing campaign against African youth by the media and political establishment has prompted a reaction amongst young people in working-class areas of Melbourne. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcc3e3b3-31c3-44e1-9761-563a55b0408N/melb-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z Ten years since the death of hip hop artist James “J Dilla” Yancey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/jayd-m21.html A talented musician, Yancey is considered by many to have been among the greatest of all hip hop producers. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47246945-897c-4846-a938-bd0607e017eH/jayd-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 21-27 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/twih-m21.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5911488d-2a37-4114-a434-af5e8e1c95fI/twih-m21.html 2016-03-21T05:00:00Z The crimes behind the US lead water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/pers-m19.html The revelation of widespread lead contamination in drinking water in the US, and the complete indifference of the government to it, have shown where the priorities of American capitalism lie. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23b9d77c-0b7f-4372-881e-6eb74bc6192O/pers-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z European Union and Turkey reach deal to seal borders and expel refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/refu-m19.html Refugees arriving on the Greek islands by crossing the Aegean Sea will be returned to Turkey, following the completion of a farcical asylum procedure in Greece. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4f4e1a7-d4a5-4f01-aa20-08def2c7e22K/refu-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Hungarian government declares “state of crisis” over refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/hung-m19.html The Orban government has declared its state of crisis is a response to the influx of refugees, but it is actually a reaction to growing social tensions and protests within the country. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5ce0ffb-4d3b-472b-a8dc-6b03f733260I/hung-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Impeachment drive accelerates amid expanding political crisis in Brazil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/braz-m19.html The release of illegal wiretap recordings of a conversation between Brazil’s current and former Workers Party presidents has brought the country to the brink of a constitutional crisis. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/984fb588-cf25-48be-8293-96e49d0ab52L/braz-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Sanders under pressure to quit from Democratic leaders, media http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/sand-m19.html Leaked remarks by President Obama suggested that it was time for the Democratic Party to unite behind a presidential nominee, presumably Hillary Clinton. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/724f300a-a4c3-4f64-82a9-f36f36dd629E/sand-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z UAW discussing lower pay rate at Lear in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/lear-m19.html The UAW is seeking a deal that will expand its dues income by creating a lower-paid tier of workers at the US-based automobile seat maker. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03dde4f4-9bba-460f-9ed7-9043e77f0cfP/lear-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z After first failed attempt, court grants Ohio another chance to execute death row inmate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/ohio-m19.html In 2009, the Ohio execution team tried for as long as two hours to insert the IV lines to kill Romell Broom before giving up. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42fb4d80-0fa1-4bef-932d-e1709fa17acC/ohio-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Faculty and students protest budget cuts proposed for City University of New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/cuny-m19.html Hundreds demonstrated against plans to cut $485 million in CUNY funding at Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in Manhattan. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afed8d5a-cdbe-41fd-854f-2f93e3ed9afF/cuny-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Justice Department refuses to prosecute New York police killer of Ramarley Graham http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/jdrp-m19.html The US attorney for Southern Manhattan has refused to bring civil rights violation charges against the cop who killed Graham in 2012. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/985dba91-051a-47c5-ab0b-9e23c4c01f5M/jdrp-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Kaiser Permanente nurses in Los Angeles on one-week strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/nurs-m19.html 1,200 nurses walked out March 15 at Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center, after six years without a wage increase and complaints about understaffing and back wages. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9c55b6a-8f06-4dc5-9e7f-cae84d62610K/nurs-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z NFL admits connection between concussions and degenerative brain disease http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/foot-m19.html The NFL’s public acknowledgement that playing American football may cause brain damage is motivated by an attempt to protect the organization against future lawsuits. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6425622f-d2b8-4b9b-9fda-b4638f50d83M/foot-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z India: Intensifying BJP witch-hunt, JNU to punish “anti-national” students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/indi-m19.html One of India’s most prestigious universities, JNU has long been decried by the BJP and its Hindu supremacist allies as a “hotbed” of leftism. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8b0c970-fe8b-4ac4-8e6f-8ea922bcb90N/indi-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Argentina: President Macri’s first 100 days http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/21/arge-m19.html The antidemocratic and austerity measures enacted by the Macri administration are in continuity with those of the Videla junta 40 years ago. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81f880bd-668b-407c-b30d-f388940ae93K/arge-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Honduran Government covers up involvement in murders of indigenous rights leaders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/hond-m19.html Protesters continue to demand explanations from the authorities for the murder of Berta Cáceres. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4e9ed12-1d64-4ab4-9eaf-c8604b1af7dK/hond-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z UK teacher shortages on the rise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/teac-m19.html The failure of the UK government to achieve its target for teacher recruitment is symptomatic of the crisis arising from dictatorial conditions and extreme governmental pressure. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2485c1a0-9e2d-459b-b88e-d0216dffff4M/teac-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z New Zealand government plans further expansion of spy powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/gcsb-m19.html Backed by the Labour Party, the government is preparing to effectively merge the internal and external spy agencies and remove restrictions on mass surveillance. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa71217d-230c-44d9-bc62-b3d3d659a39J/gcsb-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z The pseudo-left’s nationalist Leave campaign in the UK Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/lea2-m19.html Against the pseudo-left, the Socialist Equality Party intervenes in the referendum campaign in order to clarify the fundamental historical and programmatic issues raised by the struggle against austerity, militarism and war. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55acd7e9-df4f-4fe9-92a2-c9ef118f467M/lea2-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Terrence Malick’s <em>Knight of Cups</em>: It is impossible to learn anything from this http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/knig-m19.html Thematically and stylistically, Malick’s latest film follows in the footsteps of his two previous efforts, <em>The Tree of Life</em> (2011) and <em>To the Wonder</em> (2012). Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14bf0580-ca8a-435f-8587-fd3908440a3L/knig-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/labo-m19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f13d44d2-5065-487f-b714-22679cc9bd1O/labo-m19.html 2016-03-19T05:00:00Z Michigan governor, EPA head testify on Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/flin-m18.html The same day as Rick Snyder and Gina McCarthy testified before Congress, <em>USA Today</em> reported that up to one-fifth of America’s water systems may be contaminated with lead. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fd1c1e3-6ffc-46ae-bac4-aa06c27e848K/flin-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Two US prosecutors who covered up police killings lose primary elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/pros-m18.html Popular anger over efforts to cover up police violence has resulted in county prosecutors for Chicago and Cleveland being defeated in Democratic primaries. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aea34fa8-14ed-4ed4-ac5b-5119e0f9a5fP/pros-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z UAW pushes local deals past opposition at GM Lordstown plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/auto-m18.html Union officials made it clear that they would force workers to vote again and again until they approved a local contract. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bcb39f3-a15c-4486-a4ee-4586eeb955dL/auto-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Washington DC forced to suspend all metro service due to electrical fires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/metr-m18.html In response to an electrical fire Monday, Metro officials suspended service on all lines Wednesday and Thursday morning for the second largest public transit system in the US. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dacc48e-d06b-467c-bd1d-0a2b064f9baJ/metr-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z US drug prices doubled since 2011 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/drug-m18.html Since 2008, the prices of brand-name prescription drugs have increased by a whopping 164 percent. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/401117bc-a511-4856-9f90-661f1b4cd5bA/drug-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z European Union chiefs determined to reach deal with Turkey to deter refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/euro-m18.html EU-Turkey summit marks another grim chapter in the establishment of “Fortress Europe.” Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be376610-3855-4900-8698-ac80d321813I/euro-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Podemos enters government talks with Spain’s social democrats, conservatives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/pode-m18.html The broaching of alliances between Podemos and openly right-wing parties is a warning sign that the ruling class is preparing deep new attacks against the workers. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b9de065-4b38-4fbf-aa3d-b2f45094515J/pode-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Living standards fall and discontent rises in Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/reco-m18.html In a sign of the population’s intense economic distress, retail trade levels in Russia have fallen to their lowest level in 40 years. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14fc622b-0a52-466a-9504-a994b98778eP/reco-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Germany: Siemens cuts another 2,500 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/siem-m18.html Siemens management announced the cutting of a further 2,500 jobs on March 9, with motor plants in Bavaria being hit hardest. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df1e98bc-194b-49ff-8470-d9855020bd5H/siem-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Australia: Fairfax journalists strike over job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/fair-m18.html The latest attack is part of a decade-long process of job destruction and restructuring at Fairfax Media. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afa21d71-d6aa-4923-a808-fad344eec9bP/fair-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Australian journalists condemn the axing of more Fairfax jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/ints-m18.html Striking editorial staff speak out against the latest attack on jobs and conditions by one of Australia’s largest media corporations. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b1fddda-ae0c-4cd3-86f3-91e4355d551F/ints-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Anti-protest laws attack democratic rights in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/prot-m18.html New laws in three states impose draconian punishments for allegedly disrupting or hindering business operations. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b44fdb48-64a4-4abd-96ae-9adde88628aE/prot-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Manitoba aboriginal youth suicides exemplify systemic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/cana-m18.html Leaders of the Pimicikamak Cree First Nation in Northern Manitoba have declared a state of emergency after the sixth suicide of a young person in three months. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11d7f680-6976-4839-a873-def46d72940K/cana-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Syrian war enters sixth year with graver dangers still ahead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/pers-m18.html The recent “cessation of hostilities” and partial withdrawal of Russian forces will not stop the escalation of US militarism in the region and beyond. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a44ec11f-50bc-4035-8d46-2b497511e33C/pers-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Video: Lead poisoning discussed at Flint water event http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/epai-m18.html As home water samples were being collected in Flint, city residents told the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> how the lead poisoning crisis has affected them. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/462306bf-3b28-4d34-9b51-7bc9c351b3aH/epai-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z The pseudo-left’s nationalist “Leave” campaign in the UK Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/leav-m18.html The Socialist Party has played the central role in glossing over the nationalist opposition to immigration on the part of Trade Unionists Against the European Union and its predecessors. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fa23d40-6578-4c99-8824-46043ccf8e0I/leav-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Scientists use gravity to map Earth’s ocean floor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/rdis-m18.html Previously undiscovered features found include an underwater mountain range in the Gulf of Mexico, a major fault line in the South Atlantic Ocean, many smaller hill-like features on the ocean floor and thousands of previously unknown underwater mountains and volcanoes. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fcd4dc9-cd61-4474-8d7c-8d6988790f1A/rdis-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/18/work-m18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38160361-8e02-4c21-9dba-fdc55bd8b94P/work-m18.html 2016-03-18T05:00:00Z After the March 15 US primaries: The political role of the Sanders campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/pers-m17.html From the beginning, Sanders’ role has been to serve as a lightning rod for social discontent and direct it into the dead end of the Democratic Party. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e27e658-a01b-4e44-b19e-46095ad2170K/pers-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Trump threatens violence at Republican National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/trum-m17.html Trump’s implied threat of violence against the leadership of his own party follows his instigation of attacks on protesters at his campaign rallies. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d11aaee1-1399-4e85-acc9-88818d96d39D/trum-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Obama’s choice to replace Scalia on Supreme Court had won Republican praise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/garl-m17.html President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, a federal judge and former US prosecutor, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of arch-reactionary Antonin Scalia. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9899d2e8-9674-46e6-bdf1-554c1bf300eG/garl-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z US Federal Reserve aligns itself closer to market demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/fedr-m17.html Wednesday’s announcement by the US central bank that it intends to keep interest rates on hold and reduce the pace of rate hikes was welcomed by financial markets. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe7e43be-89f8-45c7-abb7-2b7fd6a03fbF/fedr-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Flint emergency manager, EPA continue to dodge responsibility for water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/hear-m17.html While federal, state and local officials tried to evade responsibility, Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards indicted the EPA for allowing the poisoning of Flint residents. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/561d47e7-ee3c-4805-9f37-88a6e080cd2F/hear-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Second test of Flint water being performed by Virginia Tech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/flin-m17.html An event was held in Flint last Saturday, billed as an “EPA Open House,” to collect water samples from Flint homes. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e06918d7-abd5-4ffe-aff2-46c21a57f93G/flin-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z New Jersey Transit contract includes major concessions in health care costs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/njtr-m17.html Unions representing 4,200 New Jersey Transit workers have agreed to sweeping concessions. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/114807f7-cfbb-4c18-9258-d60c7ae11cfK/njtr-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Argentina sinks Chinese fishing vessel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/arge-m17.html The attack on the Chinese ship has triggered the first foreign policy crisis for Argentina’s new right-wing president. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aebb78e-03f9-4dce-95ed-c607208f894C/arge-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Refugees face death and despair on Greek-Macedonian border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/idom-m17.html Shocking images from northern Greece expose the brutal nature of Europe’s refugee policy. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a2bfb44-021b-4d44-8254-786ebe18becH/idom-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z French government, trade unions rework reactionary labor reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/fren-m17.html The unions and the Socialist Party want to channel workers’ opposition to the most unpopular government since World War II behind minor changes to its hated reform. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9cb7cec-db7f-429a-a55e-5f8dc27277dI/fren-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z UK Budget: Austerity for workers pays for tax breaks for corporations and the rich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/budg-m17.html Conservative Chancellor George Osborne’s budget, announced Wednesday, dramatically slashes the tax rate on corporate profits and capital gains. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c5a4abf-2e9c-4d93-94d6-43124d3ea1fA/budg-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Constitutional crisis in Poland continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/pola-m17.html The move to the right by the Polish government has exacerbated the crisis in the EU and led to growing tensions with Germany. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cf375a7-1e4a-477e-8316-5264ba0c3d3F/pola-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Glasgow City Council workers strike against cuts and poverty wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/glas-m17.html Another round of spending cuts imposed by the Scottish National Party government on behalf of the Conservative central government is likely to cost as many as 15,000 job losses. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59a999ab-dd5a-43d7-810c-b72e6cf93d7P/glas-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Australian Greens join government in ramming through Senate voting changes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/turn-m17.html In the machinations over the electoral laws, the Greens have stepped forward, not just to assist the government, but to try to shore up the parliamentary system itself. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7285538-a04b-434d-98ee-0782f7d73bdB/turn-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z New Burmese president installed amid tensions with the military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/burm-m17.html Despite Suu Kyi’s efforts to appease the generals, no deal was reached to allow her to assume the country’s presidency. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8471de55-f3a8-4fdf-955a-ba1324b734cC/burm-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Mexican union leaders paid over $30 million for imposing cuts on oil workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/peme-m17.html A report from the daily <em>La Jornada</em> reveals that leaders of two major Mexican unions were given kickbacks in return for renegotiating the contract with Pemex. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5cf8085-d321-4cd7-8b99-3c9ff473dfdL/peme-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Novelist Jonathan Franzen’s <em>Purity</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/17/puri-m17.html Franzen’s highly praised fifth novel is a largely––and carelessly––misanthropic, right-wing work that fails to create complex or plausible characters. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42fa937a-eba1-4220-8247-fff02cb082fJ/puri-m17.html 2016-03-17T05:00:00Z Clinton, Trump take major steps toward US presidential nominations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/prim-m16.html The Democratic and Republican frontrunners nearly swept the states holding primaries Tuesday, and each passed the halfway mark in terms of delegates needed for nomination. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e6c4cdc-6bf7-4941-855e-8d6ef0a6877A/prim-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z Ohio voters discuss elections and social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/ohio-m16.html Comments by workers supporting various candidates in the Republican and Democratic primary elections Tuesday reflected the widespread social discontent that exists throughout the country. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61044baf-d7a0-4e3d-83ae-1f333a16579L/ohio-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z Russia announces partial withdrawal from Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/syri-m16.html Moscow’s intervention was directed principally at forestalling the imposition of a US puppet regime in Damascus hostile to the interests of Russia’s ruling oligarchy. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90cce3b6-1abe-451e-9941-c5539398d33N/syri-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z Tsipras acts as gatekeeper for Fortress Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/tsip-m16.html The Syriza government in Greece is playing a key role in blocking refugees from traveling from the Middle East on to Europe. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/021b3ea0-7981-4937-a12a-16641b8902dN/tsip-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z UK: Families of missing demolition workers campaign for their rescue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/engl-m16.html A campaign has been set up by the families of two Rotherham men after rescue attempts were called off within a couple of days of a power station’s collapse. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f103abe6-588f-414a-aa70-4c410f9c3a6A/engl-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z Rough-sleeping on the rise in England http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/home-m16.html London is particularly affected, with rough-sleepers in the capital constituting 26 percent of the country’s total. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0bd8042-528a-42e5-b23c-f6fe005e3f0M/home-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z Australian media whips up fear campaign against African youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/melb-m16.html The state Labor government has seized on police clashes with youth in Melbourne on Saturday to demand greater police powers to “smash gang violence.” Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/967c64ac-e6cd-4fe0-b6d4-6b6c251ac30O/melb-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists ally with US-backed parties in Tamil Nadu http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/tami-m16.html The Stalinists aim to block rising social anger and align themselves with US imperialist strategy in the Indo-Pacific by promoting parties closely tied to Washington. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ba3b3e6-fb09-4734-ba22-47d158e9be3K/tami-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z Overcrowding in New York City Housing Authority fueled by lack of jobs and affordable apartments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/hous-m16.html The official population in the city’s massive public housing projects is 400,000, but an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 additional tenants are “off the books.” Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab70d02a-7bf1-4e52-9e6f-d08d16ec36bG/hous-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z What is behind the electoral success of the Alternative for Germany? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/pers-m16.html The Left Party created the conditions that enabled the right-wing nationalist AfD to tap into social frustration and anger and channel it in a reactionary direction. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a517d47f-b09d-4e72-96d0-d159def1ff2B/pers-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z A socialist program to fight the Coalition-Labor-Greens assault on education in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/iyss-m16.html The IYSSE is fighting for the development of an independent, socialist movement of the working class in opposition to the assault on education and the gutting of social spending. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e4253b4-acc2-4991-92fc-e7e5a180a6cH/iyss-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z SEP meetings in the US: Socialism and the fight against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/16/meet-m16.html These meetings will review the present state of the global war drive and outline a political strategy for the building of a new mass, anti-war movement. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48ce0423-c486-4927-8c47-ccfe86b920bD/meet-m16.html 2016-03-16T05:00:00Z German state elections: Far-right Alternative for Germany gains double-digit support http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/germ-m15.html Sunday’s election results pose the question of why a xenophobic party such as the AfD is able to mobilise dissatisfaction with the established parties for its own ends. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbdac2e4-084b-438e-986e-e532bce3088B/germ-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Economic nationalism, war and the fight for international socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/pers-m15.html The end result of the program of economic nationalism can be seen in the experience of the 1930s, when it brought about social devastation and led to world war. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/471dc948-2d24-4a8e-a091-b95ccabff71D/pers-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Second terrorist attack in a month in Turkish capital kills at least 37 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/anka-m15.html The ruling elite is exploiting the attack to justify stepped-up security operations in Kurdish areas of Turkey and preparations to invade Syria. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2eae2fd-f46b-41f6-9d10-02204c0e417E/anka-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Trump peddles nationalist poison at Ohio rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/trum-m15.html Trump is seeking to exploit the disaffection of sections of workers and lower-middle class people whose economic and social grievances have long been ignored by the Democratic Party and the trade unions. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33d01fcf-09c8-4de1-b4c7-20a6128f630B/trum-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Millions join protests in Brazil demanding ouster of Workers Party government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/braz-m15.html The mass demonstrations came as new figures showed the country’s economy sliding deeper into depression. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c04c148-ce7d-4799-b4eb-3755d9ec098O/braz-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z South Korea imposes extra sanctions on North Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/skor-m15.html The South Korean sanctions go further than the recent UN resolution in strangling the North Korean economy and exacerbating Pyongyang’s political crisis. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55e82d29-63a3-480c-af8f-1bcd48b2b6aM/skor-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Shadow Chancellor McDonnell pledges UK Labour Party to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/mcdo-m15.html McDonnell said ensuring Labour’s credibility on the economy to big business was “the struggle of a generation.” Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61ca23fa-68bc-42ec-9add-8d06b06ec8dJ/mcdo-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z English National Opera chorus to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/oper-m15.html The action was announced on the steps of the headquarters of Arts Council England. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b8f7f7f-c850-48e3-8dfd-60de8923be1P/oper-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Slumping car sales lead to extended layoff of Fiat Chrysler Sterling Heights workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/auto-m15.html Last week Fiat Chrysler announced that what had originally been scheduled as a six-week layoff would be extended for another three weeks. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4046a67-df12-458e-b2bc-9a10f04d08eE/auto-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Study: Worsening conditions for young people throughout the developed world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/mill-m15.html Drawing on income statistics from eight of the world’s 15 most advanced economies, the series paints a picture of dimming social prospects for young people. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85aeba77-a451-45f2-8a4a-09aa2113202C/mill-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Hundreds of millions in cuts on the horizon in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/loui-m15.html Education and health care, two areas of spending not protected from cuts by the state’s constitution, have faced years of budget-slashing. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2d5d7a4-a11f-4185-a489-09ddfc670bbH/loui-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Central banks confront unintended consequences http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/bank-m15.html Markets are awaiting decisions by the Bank of Japan and the US Fed on monetary policies as concerns grow over negative interest rates. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37940ed6-57d3-4e3e-afa0-ce0c8fb177eB/bank-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government refuses to release Tamil political prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/pris-m15.html The ongoing detention of hundreds of Tamil political prisoners is part of a broader government attack on democratic rights. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba437fdd-04cb-440e-b945-28db5f1a60aC/pris-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Beatles producer George Martin dies at 90 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/mart-m15.html Legendary music producer George Martin, who supervised almost all of the Beatles’ recordings, died on March 8. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eff295fe-21bc-407b-ae7e-544badaad59G/mart-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z <em>$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/povr-mar15.html By 2011, 15 years after President Clinton’s 1996 welfare “reform,” the number of people in the US living in absolute poverty, defined as an income of less than $2.00 per day, had doubled. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c2f8cb6-0692-47ad-b8a9-225365be9c7E/povr-mar15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/15/wkrs-m15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23e825e3-793a-4aa7-bb89-f8c30d4c946C/wkrs-m15.html 2016-03-15T05:00:00Z Republican frontrunner Trump steps up attacks on demonstrators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/trum-m14.html Donald Trump called on protestors to be “thrown into a jail,” and offered to pay the legal fees of a supporter who punched, then threatened to kill, a protestor. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf79d6f9-f693-4507-aa9d-5cb52cdcff9J/trum-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z The Trump campaign: A new stage in the crisis of American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/pers-m14.html With the eruption of violence inside and outside rallies of billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, American politics has reached a turning point. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4cef274-67e0-447a-8b8d-df5e2eb0928K/pers-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Obama backs attack on encrypted communication http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/obam-m14.html Speaking at the South by Southwest festival, Obama sought to minimize the far-reaching scope of the FBI’s demands that Apple create anti-encryption software. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eefafe98-b06f-4d0c-89ec-1766af8217aM/obam-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z UK bill hands vast surveillance powers to police and intelligence agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/snoo-m14.html ISPs will have to keep records of the browsing history of everyone who accesses the Internet for 12 months, with this data freely available to the police and the GCHQ. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d7fe857-2f4d-495f-b800-3b1cdc4dc33E/snoo-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn deletes criticisms of EU from his web site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/corb-m14.html There is nothing that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn once proclaimed as an issue of political principle that he will not jettison. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7d934f5-096d-4a94-8571-417b0d0cbc3D/corb-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Workers, students march against French labor law reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/fran-m14.html The brutal police crackdown in Lyon underscores that, under cover of the state of emergency, the Socialist Party aims to illegalize constitutionally protected protests. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c46150-41e2-4097-8932-7963c329774H/fran-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Die Zeit campaigns for military intervention in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/zeit-m14.html In its latest lead article, <em>Die Zeit</em> calls for the West to intervene militarily in Libya under the guise of the fight against ISIS. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08e99e40-940d-4457-941a-bbf8580ae34C/zeit-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z US-trained Chechen ISIS commander Abu Omar al-Shishani survives US assassination strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/usta-m14.html The Georgian militant’s career exemplifies the close ties between US imperialism and its supposed enemies in the Islamic State. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a686911-cad3-4a04-ad7c-4c831f69399H/usta-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Judge Rhodes threatens shutdown of Detroit Public Schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/teac-m14.html As Wall Street demands action on the reorganization of Detroit Public Schools, Judge Steven Rhodes threatened that schools could “go dark.” Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f65b10c2-eaa9-4210-870e-155ef6d9f07H/teac-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Detroit teacher: “Children are made into dollar signs” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/detr-m14.html Detroit teachers spoke to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> at the DFT emergency meeting on Thursday, March 10. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c58a77e4-6714-4322-8350-737494ad2f3K/detr-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z California Faculty Association prepares to sell out CSU workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/cali-m14.html With a limited strike looming, the CFA is rushing to push through another deal that will erode the living standards of 26,000 professors and other staff. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5593ca8a-f327-4a4c-9dbd-59dfd5f1261I/cali-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z UAW sanctions mass layoffs by farm equipment giant John Deere http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/deer-m14.html Since November, John Deere has laid off 445 workers with the full complicity of the United Auto Workers. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87b100bb-95a1-425c-857e-06dc6e7fc10C/deer-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z China: Thousands of coal miners protest over unpaid wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/chin-m14.html The protests are a sign of the acute social tensions building up as the economy slows and the government prepares to axe millions of jobs. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d401420-d880-4299-ab1e-e2a0a174962C/chin-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Australian primary teachers resign in protest at standardised, assessment-based education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/prim-m14.html The two teachers decided to go public, hoping to encourage other teachers to speak out about the escalating education crisis. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b405333-546e-47dd-b217-955fecd00fbJ/prim-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Australia: Despite deaths, no youth mental facility in Brisbane http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/ment-m14.html The official inquiry is an attempt to cover up the refusal of successive state and federal governments to provide adequate mental health services. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72f7236f-b8dd-4cec-8f81-daceb73dbb0M/ment-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z The return of German militarism and the threat of World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/leip-m14.html Mehring Books speakers will present the book <em>Scholarship or War Propaganda</em> at the Leipzig Book Fair, which begins this week. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1853fcd3-7082-4d7c-bb7f-994b16534b1H/leip-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Flight and persecution—yesterday and today (<em>The Diary of Anne Frank</em> and <em>Meteorstraße</em>) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/ber4-m14.html A new adaptation of the immortal <em>Diary of a Young Girl</em> by Anne Frank, about Nazi persecution, and a film about Palestinian refugees in contemporary Germany. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e99d25f1-6205-4051-9544-0fda39117cdN/ber4-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP to hold Jaffna public meeting on imperialist war and Tamil nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/slmt-m14.html The meeting will expose the pro-imperialist stance of the Tamil nationalist parties and elaborate a socialist perspective to halt the growing danger of world war. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7da33bc8-b677-4582-bf94-0befa184b1bP/slmt-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 14-20 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/twih-m14.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1162cba3-d621-44dc-a153-299f02dd34aD/twih-m14.html 2016-03-14T05:00:00Z Pentagon deploying drone aircraft within the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/dron-m12.html The use of military drones is part of a broader expansion of domestic military activity, under the cover of the “war on terror,” which is a serious warning to the working class. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5e31430-3c00-4223-b012-d13ed2962faJ/dron-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Violence, racism and the Trump campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/pers-m12.html Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s thuggery and racist agitation against immigrants must be taken as a warning of the emergence of a fascistic movement out of the putrefaction of the American two-party system. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f93a67c2-7a7b-4edd-a549-e003a46b1b1L/pers-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Donald Trump rally in Chicago cancelled amidst mass protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/trum-m12.html Violence erupted Friday inside a Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago, which was surrounded by thousands of protesters denouncing his presence. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31ed087f-fe88-4b0d-9f4b-e4c8cd713c9E/trum-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Brazil’s president rejects resignation as prosecutors demand Lula’s arrest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/lula-m12.html Leading sections of Brazilian big business are seeking to oust the government in order to resolve the political crisis and push through a drastic fiscal “reform.” Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/758914bd-9b6f-492d-8448-f7cf76fa86bO/lula-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Trudeau pledges strengthened Canada-US partnership in White House visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/cana-m12.html A key, although little reported, theme of the Trudeau-Obama summit was strengthening Canada-US military-security cooperation in the Arctic, Middle East and around the world. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/356a36eb-a6f7-440b-9065-18d2f1c352eA/cana-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Teachers take strike action against Palestinian Authority http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/pale-m12.html The strike by thousands of teachers over miserable pay, one of the largest mass strikes ever seen in the West Bank, has been met with repression from the Palestinian Authority. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ace09a08-579d-4f73-8dc3-02515d84c71G/pale-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Turkish government intensifies crackdown on media, opposition parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/turk-m12.html Ankara calculates that the European powers, who are asking it to halt the flow of Middle East refugees to Europe, will not protest its anti-democratic actions. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fba8c198-c664-4326-8444-baf070b61c9M/turk-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Junior doctors in England mount 48-hour strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/docs-m12.html Despite the government's direct intervention last month to impose an inferior contract, the British Medical Association has insisted that doctors are not involved in a political struggle. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faff774e-01eb-4672-8882-176527f0006D/docs-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z US reignites controversy over Chinese lease of Australian port http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/darw-m12.html The Australian government is already feeling the heat from Washington for failing to carry out a military intrusion into Chinese-claimed waters in the South China Sea. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70f8a25e-35fd-4681-aae3-ee76497a712B/darw-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z German state elections: The repackaging of right-wing politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/germ-m12.html Although all of the parties claim they will not collaborate with the far-right AfD, they have adopted its extreme right-wing programme. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8875ed63-5b49-4bf0-b03a-18007560b69F/germ-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z New Jersey Transit strike deadline approaches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/tran-m12.html Some 4,200 rail workers at New Jersey Transit, the third-largest bus, rail and light rail transit system in the US, are set to strike on Sunday over wages and health care contributions. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e48ddeab-8b9e-41e9-8412-7aa558dddaaC/tran-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Medicare to test cost-cutting plan for Part B prescription drugs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/medi-m12.html Physician groups say the CMS plan will adversely affect the care of vulnerable Medicare patients being treated for cancer and other complex conditions. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeaedfb2-004d-450a-98b2-38b1698054cP/medi-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z New York City’s housing crisis deepens under “progressive” Mayor de Blasio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/hous-m12.html Nearly 10 percent of the city’s households now live in conditions defined as crowded, in apartments with more than one person per room. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23189196-f3cb-4caa-8cda-5c6c0882c83P/hous-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government announces tax hikes before IMF loan talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/econ-m12.html The IMF-required austerity measures implemented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will have a heavy impact on the living standards of workers and the poor. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a7a9ef7-3ac5-43ca-b795-a6396176962M/econ-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Arrium demands Australian mine workers take pay cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/arri-m12.html Under the threat of closure, steelmaker Arrium is working with the unions to impose a 10 percent wage cut in its iron ore mines. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20a9ad7f-1fb2-420a-829d-8a3bf39d0ebE/arri-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z The International Socialist Organization agitates for war with Russia over Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/isos-m12.html Amid bitter disputes within the American state over Obama’s Syria policy, the ISO is seeking to build broader support for an escalation of US involvement in the Middle East war. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4460901-067c-4c80-802a-1bed884ebdbG/isos-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z The conspiracy against the Chicago teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/chic-m12.html The struggle to defend public education brings teachers into conflict with both big business parties, the corporations they represent and the unions that push through their policies. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdd68a41-7f18-4dd1-ac4c-546c0123dc8I/chic-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Flint meeting examines background of city’s water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/flin-m12.html The SEP and IYSSE held a well-attended meeting on the campus of the University of Michigan, Flint, examining the social and political background to the lead poisoning of city residents. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68b3dcee-61ea-4269-9f3c-710f6d33bf9F/flin-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z <em>A Perfect Day</em>: 24 hours in the Bosnian War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/perf-m12.html Spanish filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa’s movie <em>A Perfect Day</em> deals with international humanitarian aid workers in the Balkans near the end of the war in the mid-1990s. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf77097f-59cb-4676-bf32-3e5981c3a70M/perf-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/labo-m12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e94921b8-75b4-4962-aa21-51906cff451K/labo-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Newark, New Jersey schools shut off lead-poisoned drinking water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/newa-m11.html The alarming number of elevated levels, encompassing 45 percent of the district’s schools, raises questions about whether officials ignored or covered up previous results. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f793b3f2-d0f6-4470-b8f2-52c9a763b12K/newa-m11.html 2016-03-11T06:00:00Z European Central Bank cuts rates and pours more money into financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/ecbm-m11.html The ECB’s latest measures will do nothing to boost the real economy, but only lead to further financial speculation and increase the danger of a currency war. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a2eee68-1d6f-468c-87b6-47bb80c5ff6H/ecbm-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Sanders and Clinton posture as defenders of immigrants in Miami debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/deba-m11.html The Democratic Party candidates declared that President Obama was doing a “great job,” even as his administration continued its mass round-up of children for deportation. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f551012-ec89-46f0-9b23-412678becf5C/deba-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Europe’s attack on refugees produces humanitarian catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/refu-m11.html With its agreement with Turkey to seal borders, the European Union is trampling elementary principles of international refugee law underfoot. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ad4a465-1275-489e-91a8-cd04459b681C/refu-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Washington steps up threats over Iran missile tests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/iran-m11.html While the tests by Iran do not violate the nuclear accord, Washington sees them as an intolerable affront to its drive for hegemony. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac3db82a-9f3e-4eee-a0df-cf0449a8484I/iran-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z What do the electoral gains of the right-wing Alternative for Germany signify? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/hess-m11.html The AfD, which achieved 13.2 percent of the vote in its first outing in the Hesse municipal elections, is a party created from above, not a movement from below. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d86044f-915b-47a4-b06c-95a042ab294C/hess-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Minnesota’s Iron Range hammered by steel industry layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/iron-m11.html The United Steelworkers and the Democratic Party have responded with nationalist demagogy, blaming China for “illegal dumping” of steel products on the US market. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9543657-4a36-4101-af19-7b3daf359faM/iron-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Women inmates file lawsuit against New York state prisons for sexual abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/pris-m11.html Officers are not searched upon entering the facilities, so they are able to bring in drugs and alcohol, which according to the lawsuit are then used to coerce prisoners. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e7dbde3-9c0d-4f8d-a588-da14c8a5245G/pris-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Spanish unions, Podemos-backed mayor defeat Barcelona Metro strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/cola-m12.html Barcelona Mayor Ana Colau's role makes clear that Podemos, should it come to power, would be a bitter enemy of the working class. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16d065cb-d239-47dc-aa84-69f8a1e88b7A/cola-m12.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Growing concerns about Australia’s housing bubble http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/econ-m11.html Australia’s economy has so far avoided a recession, largely because of debt-fuelled household spending, based on steep rises in house prices. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4236c4a3-ed05-4885-855d-a661010c3deM/econ-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government to convert Western province into investment hub http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/mega-m11.html The government’s “megapolis” project will see thousands of workers and low-income residents ejected from their homes. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da61ab0e-c5a2-4092-a98f-75de0ba059dE/mega-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z The refugee crisis and the polarization of Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/pers-m11.html Large sections of the population look on the brutal conditions of refugees with horror and disgust, but the official political debate takes place within a narrow spectrum ranging from the right to the ultra-right. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be9f8de7-adb4-46b3-b44f-b4496bb473bC/pers-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/labo-m11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a10086b-7e2d-48a2-b70e-5f4224ac340D/labo-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z Photo essay: Volunteer at French refugee camp speaks to the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/camp-m10.html The camp at Grand-Synthe epitomizes the squalid conditions facing people who have fled their homes amid the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb148b63-e9f6-43bd-ac3a-76ecc339eeaL/camp-m10.html 2016-03-10T06:00:00Z IMF issues new warning on global economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/econ-m10.html The sharp fall in Chinese exports reflects a decline in global trade that has been expressed as well in US trade data. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d981a34c-3ccb-4e85-adbc-4e7a3cbbf50H/econ-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Sanders’ upset win in the Michigan primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/pers-m10.html The glaring failure of media polling to detect the shift in class sentiment is itself a demonstration of the chasm that separates the entire political establishment from the vast majority of the population. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3beda8c2-d5f8-4576-a1fe-31d566efe4aK/pers-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Chinese finance minister calls for easier dismissals under labour laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/chin-m10.html With the Chinese government planning to sack millions of workers, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei complained that the legal system made it too difficult to dismiss employees. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7087e11f-e1ab-4a17-b801-7885a58ae14L/chin-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z US generals push for more troops in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/iraq-m10.html In congressional testimony, a top commander made clear that the US intervention is aimed not merely at ISIS, but at Iran and Russia as well. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0777f203-cde2-454b-89b1-7bc58868c9cI/iraq-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Canada’s parliament endorses expanded role in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/cana-m10.html The Liberal government’s expansion of Canada’s role in the Mideast war underscores the fraudulent character of its anti-war pose in last year’s election. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bb19a2c-f59b-4387-8de7-df4ca777e9fE/cana-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Striking cashiers and dockers interrogated under French state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/casi-m10.html The unprecedented attack on the right to strike is yet another warning of the anti-working class character of the state of emergency imposed by the Socialist Party. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a15331fe-1c97-40be-bdc4-d99178c527dO/casi-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs at Bombardier hit Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/bomb-m10.html In Germany, the works council and IG Metall trade union are working hand-in-glove with management to implement job cuts. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac770c19-ff52-422e-a070-2723f227d27M/bomb-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Steel workers strike in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/mexi-m10.html Striking steel workers at ArcelorMittal in the port city of Lázaro Cárdenas are demanding the rehiring of laid-off workers. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/feb9f567-9b67-4f5e-88c0-ca59186404cE/mexi-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Five years after Japan’s nuclear disaster, TEPCO executives charged http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/fuku-m10.html As it seeks to reopen the country’s nuclear plants, the government is opposing even the limited charges of negligence in connection with the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec489b0-b1ab-4769-9963-b51bc0a4ff8C/fuku-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z US steel union hails Obama trade war measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/stee-m10.html Predictably, the USW showered praise on the Obama administration for measures targeting imported rolled steel. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed81e5bf-1310-4e33-979f-966bdb0400cP/stee-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Fires at Detroit wastewater plant underscore danger of job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/glwa-m10.html A series of fires has broken out at the facility in southwest Detroit. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ef9f872-a9e6-4eac-aed4-0f8fa280cf4K/glwa-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Baltimore school police officers face felony charges for assaulting student http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/balt-m10.html The student, whose name has been withheld from the public, endured injuries to his face and ribs. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/046beaf5-8c35-44dc-9a7e-03032e9d464M/balt-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Flint residents call out government’s failure to act on water poisoning http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/vide-m10.html Despite pledges to act by politicians at the federal, state and local levels, no serious action is being taken to address the poisoning of city residents. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d3ddcd4-aa0e-4bf9-a1d8-3b491094204L/vide-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Brexit referendum: Remain camp backs European Union of austerity and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/rema-m10.html The support of the dominant sections of Britain’s financial and business elite for remaining in the European Union is based on maintaining trade links within the world’s largest single market. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c7816e-f47a-4d93-8fd4-7efa09344abO/rema-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Anti-TPP protests promote Maori nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/nztp-m10.html At protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the opposition parties have promoted Maori identity politics to block a unified struggle by workers against austerity and war. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/676d8bbb-585d-4695-ba05-365ec8e0be0M/nztp-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z <em>Race</em>: Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/race-m10.html Stephen Hopkins’ film centers on critical events in the life of African-American track and field legend Jesse Owens. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ced7df9-d05c-40da-af0b-7c10976be4fA/race-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Sanders, Trump win presidential primaries in Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/prim-m09.html Bernie Sanders’ upset victory over Hillary Clinton reflects the growing anger among working people and youth over the destruction of jobs and living standards. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a53b1a7-e95d-4ddd-a23e-79ee09cb5d2D/prim-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z The arrest of former President Lula and the crisis of rule in Brazil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/pers-m09.html The detention and questioning of the founder of the Workers Party and former president has dramatically intensified the crisis of Brazil’s ruling party. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76aff112-7131-4389-a58a-36729715bd9N/pers-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Western powers prepare military operations in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/liby-m09.html Plans for a renewed imperialist intervention in Libya have reached an advanced stage following the deployment of US and European special forces to the country in recent weeks. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60949e4f-48a1-47bf-9515-b1a83b054d5H/liby-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z US Air Force to boost presence in northern Australian bases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/bomb-m09.html Citing Chinese “militarisation” of the South China Sea, the US Pacific Air Forces commander insisted that the US had to maintain “a credible combat power” in Asia. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c4aae2-51ef-4a4f-ba67-31db67b4046C/bomb-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Australian government wracked by rifts over US military demands and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/aust-m09.html Sharp divisions within the political establishment lie behind recriminations within the Turnbull government. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1024a0d7-bb80-499b-aff3-3b4e39702dbK/aust-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Boston Public Schools students walk out over proposed budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/bost-m09.html More than a thousand students walked out of classes Monday to protest planned cuts to teaching positions, extracurricular activities, music and arts classes and language programs. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2d7b81e-f4fc-4a58-ac2d-56f5b113af1G/bost-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Democrats cover up role of Obama administration in Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/flin-m09.html Clinton and Sanders said nothing about the US Environmental Protection Agency, which concealed its findings of high lead levels in Flint’s water. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/973d17d9-cad2-447f-8d2f-9cfa2505c04E/flin-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Nearly one-third of US food stamp recipients rely on food pantries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/food-m09.html A USDA study found that about 45 percent of SNAP clients limited food consumption, usually by skipping meals, to make it through the month. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/666527c5-8dc2-49e9-bcab-0c7540a9481P/food-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Cuba denounces continued US enforcement of embargo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/cuba-m09.html Following recent fines levied on Halliburton subsidiaries, Cuban officials pressed for an end to the embargo in order to facilitate their full re-entry into market relations. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f48121ed-d433-477b-8b32-c94cfc4bf84I/cuba-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Slovakian parliamentary elections marked by rightward shift http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/slov-m09.html The social democratic Smer-SD sought to draw attention away from the social crisis by waging a sustained propaganda campaign against refugees and Muslims. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4bb870-50de-4010-a62f-070d009f3f9E/slov-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Poor mental health care in England is “ruining lives,” report finds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/ment-m09.html Mental health services for children and young people in England were cut by £35 million last year alone. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63ff7bb2-b713-4838-a92d-aeaa68717f3E/ment-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z UK energy firms rake in profits as “fuel poverty” escalates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/ener-m09.html In recent years, the annual profits of British Gas averaged £584 million. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49c76cd4-6752-4ec4-b53a-f2d3e3111faB/ener-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor Party, teacher unions prepare further assault on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/educ-m09.html The Labor and union campaign for a new “Gonski” school funding model is a fraud from start to finish. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad74772d-399d-4663-b134-c657f14b1b5P/educ-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z ICFI statement “Socialism and the Fight Against War” now available from Mehring Books http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/mehr-m09.html Mehring Books has just published in pamphlet format the statement calling for the building of a new anti-war movement based on the perspective of international socialism. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecdef12c-f488-474b-af1a-b4a1779a43eG/mehr-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z SEP and IYSSE meeting: The political and social roots of the Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/fli3-j01.html The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) will examine the real causes of the Flint water crisis––and who is responsible for the poisoning of the population. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fb73363-e7c8-49e6-8a22-654c24b57b1K/fli3-j01.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z The New York Times ’ Nicholas Kristof warns of “Donald the Dangerous” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/kris-m09.html <em>Times</em> columnist Nicholas Kristof’s March 5 article papers over the Democratic Party’s own role in creating the conditions for Trump to win popular support. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e88000ab-c364-4d55-9f7d-826e54b4cc8L/kris-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z The death of Nancy Reagan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/09/reag-m09.html The American political and media establishment has responded in predictably fawning and dishonest fashion to the death of Nancy Reagan on March 6. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dfa570c-a6eb-4f0e-a4b5-02e88e648adO/reag-m09.html 2016-03-09T05:00:00Z US-South Korean militaries rehearse pre-emptive strikes on North Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/nkor-m08.html This year’s joint war games are based on a new operational plan that includes pre-emptive attacks on North Korean missile and nuclear sites and “decapitation” raids to kill its leaders. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c81d82ee-6f72-44cd-b15c-99078335badJ/nkor-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Philippines impounds suspected North Korean ship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/phil-m08.html While Philippine officials invoked the latest UN sanctions, the government undoubtedly acted with the approval, if not on the direct orders, of Washington. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b564deff-7c44-4cd2-9a71-3f954150af8I/phil-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z US airstrike massacres 150 at al-Shabaab training camp in Somalia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/soma-m08.html The attack north of the Somali capital of Mogadishu marks a significant escalation of US operations in the Horn of Africa, which lies next to critical oil routes leading into the Indian Ocean. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/879fd59b-f621-467e-8b70-28d5bba0884B/soma-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Bank for International Settlements warns of build-up of global debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/bisr-m08.html The European Central Bank is to meet on Thursday amid rising concerns over the longer-term consequences of the global proliferation of negative interest rates. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3a30f3d-120d-470a-8abc-2f27565b456L/bisr-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z EU countries and Turkey move to seal refugee routes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/eutu-m08.html The 28 EU member states worked out a deal Monday with Turkey that would make it even more difficult for the millions of people fleeing the wars in the Middle East to enter Europe. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cddf6cf9-b80f-47c7-ad8a-69ea8c5790dE/eutu-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Three men sentenced for petty crimes at New Year’s event in Cologne, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/colo-m08.html Two months after the New Year’s Eve events in Cologne, allegations of mass sexual assaults that day are increasingly being exposed as groundless. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e640ab0d-cdca-4e24-bb68-05d791e4665P/colo-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z “Left” demagogy and nationalism dominate Democratic debate in Flint http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/deba-m08.html In his promotion of protectionism, Sanders, who calls himself a “democratic socialist,” complements the overtly fascistic demagogy of Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeb72791-86db-4fe6-b94e-e944a3a5ffcL/deba-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Campaign for UK exit from the EU dominated by nationalism and big business interests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/leav-m08.html The “Leave” campaign speaks for a layer of the British ruling elite that regards the EU as a constraint on the pursuit of Britain’s national interests. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7179cb9-610e-46cf-b267-7a616b91532P/leav-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z UK: Metropolitan Police demand Pitchford Inquiry take evidence in secret http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/pitc-m08.html The MPS uses arguments on the need for secrecy and hiding identities that were previously exercised in the run-up to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43ed7a0b-e141-473a-946b-1b82fec4cfaA/pitc-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Peña Nieto joins Mexican ex-presidents in denouncing Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/mexi-m08.html The right-wing representatives of the Mexican bourgeoisie fear that Trump’s campaign will interfere with their collaboration with Washington. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a11d9551-82a9-49fe-af48-6e03d801049I/mexi-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Review board: New York police routinely conduct aggressive and illegal home searches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/nypd-m08.html A civilian review board reports that the NYPD systematically violates protections against warrantless home invasions. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3410a453-2635-4951-8e75-eae6c528231H/nypd-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Detroit Public Schools emergency managers cash in http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/detr-m08.html Former DPS emergency manager Darnell Earley receives generous golden parachute while the new “transition manager” is set to receive a hefty salary. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cf7a80f-778d-457f-9784-db146ae3d06L/detr-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Fiji cyclone: Australian and New Zealand military mobilised for “humanitarian” relief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/fiji-m08.html While thousands of Fijians desperately need assistance, Canberra and Wellington have seized on the disaster to advance their own geo-strategic interests. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/030de70f-4522-4b48-9cc2-e7b6421bed9N/fiji-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z US moves to harness India to anti-China “pivot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/pers-m08.html Washington is determined to make India a “frontline state” in its drive to strategically isolate, encircle and potentially wage war against China. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/285b31b6-f3e4-43be-91d8-053196ac4b2J/pers-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z <em>American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson</em>: An indictment of American celebrity culture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/simp-m08.html The FX series examines the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in June 1994, for which former football star O. J. Simpson was charged. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97914e84-0b9f-4e01-b4fe-02369742ceeG/simp-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Two years since the Kiev coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/maid-m08.html This, the second part of a two-part article on two years since the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine, reviews the role of various pseudo-left organizations. The first part was posted on March 7. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5f9cd73-8037-4260-83af-c2154a69278K/maid-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/08/wkrs-m08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2740a441-3c77-4296-8842-7687b8f4d96B/wkrs-m08.html 2016-03-08T05:00:00Z Latest presidential primary contests intensify crisis of US two-party system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/prim-m07.html The fascistic character of the Trump campaign was underscored over the past several days by the candidate’s repeated calls for the use of torture methods such as waterboarding “and much more.” Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84e22197-4050-46da-b082-f0c12956b2dF/prim-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z Tensions rise at Franco-British and Franco-German summits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/summ-m07.html The Amiens and Paris summits lay bare rising tensions inside Europe in the run-up to today's EU-Turkey summit on the escalating refugee and war crisis in Syria. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15dc5c06-a275-4d51-89e2-4a948257227N/summ-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z Refugees face disastrous conditions in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/gree-m07.html Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to Europe are trapped in Greece, leading to a humanitarian catastrophe. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c923559c-a4b5-4847-a6d1-9ae5969aa9bP/gree-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z Chinese premier outlines plans for accelerated pro-market restructuring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/chin-m07.html The Chinese Communist Party’s only “plan” is to further open the economy for private investment, both foreign and domestic, in the hope that it will drive economic growth. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7e6dbf5-cb2e-4685-b8b4-6b74bee7135P/chin-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z Canada deploying fighter jets to Romania in training mission http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/cana-m07.html The fighter jets that the Liberals withdrew from the Mideast war are to be used to bolster NATO’s campaign of bullying and aggression against Russia. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a20e04cd-55e8-4a22-b122-e9deb782e78N/cana-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z The Hillary Clinton emails: A record of imperialist crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/clin-m07.html In its extensive reporting of the email scandal, the American media has virtually ignored the actual content of these emails, which contain a wealth of information about the day-to-day functioning of the Clinton State Department. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e90091a3-7e9c-47d8-9d70-a7381157e9bL/clin-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z United Steelworkers rams through sellout contract at ATI http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/steel-m07.html This contract, hailed by the USW as a victory, gives in to all of ATI’s major demands, and in some cases is actually worse than the contract ATI demanded at the beginning of the lockout. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abe7d757-f1c2-4235-aa6d-13e661c9f28P/steel-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z USW-ATI contract imposes health care and pension cuts, casualized labor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/stee-m07.html This contract, hailed by the USW as a victory, gives in to all of ATI’s major demands, and in some cases is actually worse than the contract ATI demanded at the beginning of the lockout. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/640576e0-5ad1-4205-ae22-4d40736e91aL/stee-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z Leaked Australian document reveals plans for mass surveillance of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/immi-m07.html The Australian government is preparing continuous monitoring of immigrants and more severe visa and citizenship tests to block access to permanent residence. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/533ac2ea-e8f7-47b3-816a-c8d4fb9d670I/immi-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z Attempt to form PSOE-Citizens government coalition in Spain collapses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/spai-m07.html The social-democrats had appealed for “progressive” forces to support their alliance with the right-wing Citizens party. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b94b8d1-80bc-42ab-a6e3-db7333fd6ceI/spai-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z The Flint water crisis and the US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/pers-m07.html The economic nationalist policies promoted by Sanders complement the anti-immigrant racism and xenophobia of Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2523098-cab4-408f-a350-b34cc7869e3O/pers-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z Brexit vote sparks crisis for Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/scot-m07.html SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has come forward as the most craven booster of the political bona-fides of the European Union. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78492d49-dae3-4187-ab1e-e665858b2b8M/scot-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z Two years since the Kiev coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/ukra-m07.html Two years after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forcibly removed from office in a US-backed, right-wing coup, the working masses of the Eastern European country face a worsening economic and social disaster. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22fd2032-d29a-471b-b6ce-09e3bd9e075E/ukra-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z <em>Alone in Berlin</em>—a working class couple opposes the Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/ber3-m07.html Vincent Pérez’s film is a new adaptation of Hans Fallada’s novel <em>Every Man Dies Alone</em> (published posthumously in 1947). Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20f939c9-ece6-4ac4-b533-bf470ccdc5aH/ber3-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 7-13 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/07/twih-m07.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f9282c1-a531-496b-82e9-20b44bfe8beD/twih-m07.html 2016-03-07T05:00:00Z US sends aircraft carrier to challenge China in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/scse-m05.html The dispatch of a US carrier strike group is part of a wave of provocations over China’s alleged militarisation of the South China Sea. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8047161-4cad-466b-9e6d-2bd0cc2360bP/scse-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z TVA pension cuts: A new stage in the assault on American workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/pers-m05.html The attack on the pensions of federal employees is a warning that no section of the working class is exempt from the social counterrevolution being carried out in the interests of the financial aristocracy. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1355084f-dc1b-471b-a43f-db02db7d544B/pers-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z US presses India to join anti-China alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/inus-m05.html The head of the US Pacific Command urged India to take steps that would make it a “frontline state” in the US drive to encircle and prepare for war against China. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b129679-3c72-472e-a70f-7357cacf451F/inus-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Police arrest and interrogate Brazil’s ex-President Lula http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/lula-m05.html The detention and questioning of Lula heightens the crisis of Brazil’s ruling Workers Party. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efb121c7-e52e-481d-aa5f-49a33d7d7caF/lula-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Flint resident files lawsuit against corporations, officials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/walt-m05.html LeeAnne Walters, whose four children still experience symptoms from exposure to lead, named three companies and three officials in her suit. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da1e3dac-7859-4ccf-a155-0b8f5b26d5fD/walt-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z US employment report: Payrolls rise, wages fall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/jobs-m05.html According to the Labor Department’s household survey, only 11.7 percent of new jobs created in February were full-time. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ec8be7-1849-47ae-a543-27585ed228aK/jobs-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Leading tech firms join Apple suit over iPhone encryption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/appl-m05.html FBI demands for access to Apple encryption systems are fueling divisions within the US political and corporate elite. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6737995e-24ca-41ff-8b0e-11d49acb0cbC/appl-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Cameron and Hollande beat anti-immigrant drum to oppose Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/came-m05.html French officials threatened that a British exit from the European Union could lead France to stop blocking refugees from traveling via Calais to Britain. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e06ff8b8-5789-4031-b5c8-6b799841e19O/came-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z German parties shift to the right ahead of state elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/germ-m05.html Elections take place March 13 in the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27ad221c-d9f8-493a-839a-447f692261fN/germ-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Report on German poverty refutes propaganda of social recovery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/pove-m05.html Almost one in six in Germany were registered as poor in 2014. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baf60cd2-5014-438e-a393-cbce7fcb780N/pove-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Australia: Qantas reaps record profits by slashing jobs and wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/quan-m05.html Deep cuts have been imposed on the airline’s workers through a combination of intimidation and the collaboration of the trade unions. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a05cf4e1-65a0-4e22-98c3-0231bbe9226C/quan-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Indian power deal with Bangladesh highlights geo-political rivalry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/bang-m05.html Intense competition over infrastructure projects in Bangladesh shows that every country is being drawn into the maelstrom of war tensions created by the US drive against China. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1dc55dd-85f5-47bb-b5be-0eb8decd317G/bang-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Two poor films on the Afghanistan war—<em>Whiskey Tango Foxtrot</em> and <em>A War</em>—and Jonás Cuarón’s <em>Desierto</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/whis-m05.html <em>Whiskey Tango Foxtrot</em> is a semi-comic treatment of the tragic Afghan conflict; <em>A War</em> from Denmark is ostensibly a more serious effort. <em>Desierto</em> takes up the war against Mexican immigrants. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f2ef665-c1c2-4828-8700-7c293cc25fdP/whis-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z IYSSE campaigns against war at universities in Australia and New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/iyss-m05.html The IYSSE’s campaign initiated a serious discussion among broad layers of students about the socialist and internationalist alternative to the preparations for World War Three. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/006fdee3-7e58-4368-a82e-97bbb82aca9E/iyss-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/labo-m05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afbdc217-77a0-42d9-9ac2-baa39a93b72N/labo-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z Australian university students denounce the drive to war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/05/inte-m05.html During university Orientation Week events in Australia and New Zealand over the past two weeks, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality campaigned at seven campuses in opposition to the drive to war and the related assault on the social and democratic rights of the working class. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9fd0c5e-3e4c-4992-b35b-b30131a6d32J/inte-m05.html 2016-03-05T05:00:00Z China and Brazil: Two expressions of the deepening capitalist breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/pers-m04.html As the “BRICS model” of economic growth disintegrates, conditions are emerging for another financial crisis. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/263d79e5-bf5d-4ad7-956a-b511d50d9efC/pers-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z US Republican Party in crisis as Romney denounces Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/repu-m04.html The 2012 Republican presidential nominee attacked the 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner as a “fraud” and a threat to democracy. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae6418af-1aab-42c2-8a30-b03151d33eaB/repu-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z European Union threatens summary mass deportations of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/eurf-m04.html As growing numbers of refugees flee imperialist wars in the Middle East, the EU is preparing draconian attacks on democratic rights to prevent them from coming to Europe. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15c92455-cb19-4f4a-ae05-b87eb4d697aM/eurf-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z UN Security Council imposes harsh US-sponsored sanctions on North Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/nkor-m04.html The punitive new measures will intensify North Korea’s economic and social crisis and greatly heighten tensions on the Korean Peninsula and throughout the region. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82d53de4-55ed-4be1-8302-eb7346d203aO/nkor-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z US admiral claims Russia’s intervention in Syria has implications for Arctic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/cana-m04.html Both Canada and the US are moving to rapidly expand their military capabilities in the Arctic, citing heightened tensions with Russia in Eastern Europe and the Mideast. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38d3679e-824c-4a5c-9a98-16aa0f0fe82B/cana-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Obama stumps for Affordable Care Act in Milwaukee, Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/milw-m04.html The president’s argument that signups for Obamacare prove that the law champions health care as a “right for all people” is undermined by an examination of the ACA plans. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1401bb4-c306-4d21-9330-2948ad23626L/milw-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Detroit autoworkers discuss Trump, US election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/warr-m04.html One day before Trump’s rally in Warren, Michigan, Fiat Chrysler workers at the truck assembly plant in the suburban Detroit city spoke about the rise of the extreme right candidate. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1594ca6e-bd0d-4633-939e-967552bd7ebC/warr-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Albuquerque, New Mexico residents protest fatal shooting by US Marshals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/cama-m04.html Wide discrepancies exist between the US Marshals’ version of the shooting death of Edgar Camacho-Alvarado and witness accounts. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e512760-c47a-47c2-86e2-25623623772E/cama-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Widening social inequality exacerbates housing crisis in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/cali-m04.html Even as the cost of rent continues to rise, a report by the California Budget &amp; Policy Center found that the top 1 percent in the state captured most, if not all, income gains since 1989. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14150666-c89e-46b3-85cc-bb529ba9d95G/cali-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Chicago students and faculty oppose potential school closure, layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/csuc-m04.html Students and faculty at the predominantly working-class Chicago State University spoke out against the possibility of budget cuts which would devastate higher education. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/756f67e5-3ed6-4ea0-ab62-e14cc4ce889A/csuc-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z German Constitutional Court considers banning neo-fascist NPD http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/npdb-m04.html Banning the NPD would not weaken, but rather strengthen, the extreme right. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72ffbca2-802c-412e-b823-9aa30179981D/npdb-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z UK immigration policy inflicts more damage on National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/nurs-m04.html The NHS has lost out on the hiring of over 1,000 trained nurses due to restrictions on migration. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2be9a1d5-f1ba-4ad4-bfc8-a5033cf8ed7B/nurs-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government prepares to sign economic pact with India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/etca-m04.html To divert rising social discontent, nationalist groups have stepped up a virulent anti-Indian campaign that serves to divide workers in the two countries. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/508d989a-76b3-4ac1-8f52-a0874dbf9a0P/etca-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Australia: Job cuts threaten Sydney water safety http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/nsww-m04.html The elimination of vital jobs wipes out decades of expertise and imperils the quality of water for Sydney’s 4.5 million residents. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/532cc230-63d2-4b91-9074-688c399140cN/nsww-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z German chancellor demands end to “waving refugees through the borders” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/merk-m04.html At a press conference with the Croatian prime minister, Merkel attacked refugees with a brutality typically associated with her right-wing critics. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faf6b4dc-0aad-475a-94fd-a2902cbd4b2K/merk-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/04/work-m04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53ced17c-e0a3-4ec8-a0ae-80bbba89ff0D/work-m04.html 2016-03-04T05:00:00Z Chinese government prepares to sack millions of workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/chin-m03.html The emergence of huge overcapacities in China’s basic industries is intimately bound up with the continuing worldwide economic slump. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da2ffb6c-2f52-4038-9d2a-32dd1391ddcG/chin-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z What political conclusions must be drawn from Trump’s Super Tuesday? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/pers-m03.html The emergence of Trump marks a new and dangerous stage in the crisis of American democracy. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7d839c7-7803-4ccf-9aed-69edc36f16eC/pers-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z NATO commander calls refugees a weapon of ISIS, Russia and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/bree-m03.html US General Phillip Breedlove said that Russia, Syria and ISIS were using the refugees streaming out of Syria as weapons against Europe. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f69e03c-3bbd-4329-9e94-f42db5fe99eM/bree-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z Former Detroit mayor warns that city is “one incident” from a social explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/bing-m03.html David Bing told an audience of corporate executives and politicians that “anger and frustration” in the city could lead to the eruption of civil unrest. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e119012-5858-43f5-8a0f-67322f6cd1fN/bing-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z Questions raised about police role in violent KKK rally in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/kkka-m03.html Three counter-demonstrators were stabbed Saturday at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim, California. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18c65ab7-c849-4a52-960c-07d764cdfe1P/kkka-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z Caltrans workers rally in Sacramento for better pay and benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/calt-m03.html The rally was held outside the California Department of Human Resources, where a bargaining session had been scheduled but was canceled by the state in order to avoid the protest. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dbb7ea5-4e9c-4a24-aaca-5b7efe8167fM/calt-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z New York City transit upgrade aids developers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/nyct-m03.html Plans recently announced by Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio for transportation improvements will benefit real estate developers at the expense of working class riders. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c051f3e-514e-4d69-b081-d776cea842cH/nyct-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z German Left Party strives for coalition with Social Democrats and Greens in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/left-m03.html Having shared power in coalition with the SPD in Berlin between 2001 and 2011 and overseen a social catastrophe, the Left Party is now preparing to carry out similar policies in a new coalition with the SPD and Greens. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e10074c2-615d-4691-9386-41797ded22dN/left-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z Spain: Podemos supports sale of warships to Saudi Arabia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/pode-m03.html The pseudo-left parties in Spain have close ties to the armed forces. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89a8995-7b09-4fbb-8c8d-298520b1815L/pode-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z Left and anti-austerity sentiment produces political earthquake in Ireland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/irel-m03.html The most significant development was the increase in the popular vote for parties that have painted themselves as “left” alternatives to the two main parties of the Irish bourgeoisie. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b894d75-29ee-4bba-a292-79108c6611aA/irel-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z Notes on London’s housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/lond-m03.html The high cost of housing has pushed London to the bottom of the league table for living standards in the UK Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f6e4206-2a07-4aee-8de3-5faff928678N/lond-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z Australian Greens cover up Defence White Paper plans for war on China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/gree-m03.html The Greens, who once postured as an anti-war party, have sent another signal of their readiness to support the US-led military build-up against China. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbf0c806-ea9e-40c6-9993-13865780741D/gree-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z India: Stalinists to ally with Congress Party in West Bengal election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/indi-m03.html The Stalinist CPM is already holding joint rallies across West Bengal with Congress, the Indian bourgeoisie’s traditional party of government. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37a3a975-00f4-4a06-9518-6b91ce82c03N/indi-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z <em>Deadpool</em>: An anti-superhero? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/03/dead-m03.html Although <em>Deadpool</em> tries to subvert the clichéd conventions of the superhero genre, the film is more than anything a conformist effort. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d0b78ad-7a77-4ddb-a90f-fbeb7b5723aD/dead-m03.html 2016-03-03T05:00:00Z Primary election results highlight US political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/prim-m02.html While a fascistic movement is emerging from the Republican Party, broad layers of the American population are moving to the left. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2d94de7-f40a-4c52-81b1-3ba120f7fa7M/prim-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Imperialism intensifies pressure on Russia and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/pers-m02.html Leading strategists of US imperialism increasingly see the fomenting of national secessionist movements as a means to destabilize and subjugate the Eurasian land mass. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf768082-f4b2-4a70-9415-3966c5ed068P/pers-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Ex-Australian PM calls for “freedom of navigation” challenge to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/abbo-m02.html Abbott’s comments are part of growing demands for the Australian government to mount a military intrusion into Chinese-claimed territory in the South China Sea. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a81d1df1-a6b4-4c87-9cce-a942980d2b4C/abbo-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z FBI director, Apple lawyer testify before Congress on encryption dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/encr-m02.html The hearing indicated that a majority on the House Judiciary Committee will support a law compelling tech firms to provide the government backdoor access to encrypted information. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee055256-7ccd-4f7b-977f-187c9a80be5E/encr-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z France attacks refugees, launches destruction of Calais camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/cala-m02.html The expulsion in the middle of winter of thousands of refugees fleeing war, including women and children, is part of the escalating persecution of refugees throughout Europe. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdfefa05-8e6a-494a-82cb-3506318db29J/cala-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z German parliament adopts anti-democratic “Asylum Package II” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/asyl-m02.html The new package of measures agreed in Germany fundamentally restricts the right to asylum and robs a section of the population of democratic rights. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59aefc4d-fc6e-4d2e-984d-532ae867772H/asyl-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z German Chancellor Merkel’s refugee policy and the call for a European army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/merk-m02.html On one of the Sunday talk shows on German television, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated her opposition to a change in course on refugee policy. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e5dcc9f-30b3-4ed6-8411-49bf42f859cK/merk-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Fatal police shooting in Raleigh, North Carolina provokes protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/ncar-m02.html Witnesses say Akiel Denkins, 24, was unarmed when he was shot in the back seven times as he ran from police. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8403e414-4484-406a-a733-245124ac845E/ncar-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Judge Rhodes appointed “transitional manager” over Detroit public schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/detr-m02.html Detroit teachers have denounced the appointment of Rhodes, who ripped up the Michigan constitution to deprive workers of their pensions, as the school district's emergency manager. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07cbd871-85a0-4875-bff6-71234626631H/detr-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Medical neglect caused deaths of detained immigrants in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/immi-m02.html An analysis of reports submitted by ICE shows that negligence and inadequate medical care has caused an increase in deaths at detention centers in the last 13 years. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80760352-fb88-489f-bb83-64a0cdfcb6aJ/immi-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Mine disaster in Russia kills 36 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/komi-m02.html A series of explosions at the Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta, Russia caused the deaths of 36 people, including five rescue workers. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fdf8506-b007-4d25-9852-950033f8f37F/komi-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Chinese slowdown continues amid plans for major job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/chin-m02.html Fears of where the global economy is heading led former British Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls to warn of “echoes of the 1930s.” Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2a21a57-afab-415d-9b1e-1b5fd535765L/chin-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Ontario report: Inequality at levels “not seen since the Great Depression” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/cana-m02.html A report by a union-sponsored organization documents social devastation in Canada’s largest province but is silent on the unions’ and NDP’s role in facilitating it. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dac0917c-d727-4c83-b4dd-9d5396707e8D/cana-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Australian Greens back government’s Senate voting “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/sena-m02.html The legislation is aimed at shoring-up the political establishment and clearing out the Senate to push through the sweeping austerity measures demanded by big business. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c587f0d-b498-48b1-b5ea-e1dec0e2e06N/sena-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z An exchange on the SEP’s call for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/corr-m02.html We are posting here replies to two comments from readers on the statement published this week by the Socialist Equality Party. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b3bee83-8d29-4064-932a-99b65d25472A/corr-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z The way forward for UK junior doctors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/02/docs-m02.html The central risk to the junior doctors is the continued isolation of their struggle by the trade unions. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d549a63-a00b-402a-b956-e27945676d2G/docs-m02.html 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z Macedonian police tear-gas refugees trying to cross Greek border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/balk-m01.html Police fired stun grenades and tear gas at hundreds of desperate Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking to travel through the Balkans towards Germany. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bffbb74-7e44-441c-bd6b-f8f6ff3997eA/balk-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z The Australian Defence White Paper and the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/pers-m01.html The militarist agenda spelled out in the White Paper is incompatible with the democratic and social rights of the working class. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/caccf335-b364-4ddc-9a39-0590e785cc3H/pers-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Swiss voters reject xenophobic anti-refugee initiative http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/swis-m01.html The rejection of the initiative “to enforce the deportation of criminal foreigners” is largely due to the unusually high turnout. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1738fa9f-c0d1-4a78-aa10-24a2ae620a9A/swis-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Iranian elections strengthen Rouhani’s hand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/iran-m01.html Last Friday’s elections have strengthened a faction of Iran’s ruling elite that favours speedy rapprochement with Washington and accelerated neo-liberal restructuring. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63047d05-a964-41f6-a180-295f5133e36P/iran-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z US, China agree to new UN sanctions on North Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/nkor-m01.html The draft resolution contains measures reportedly the strictest in 20 years and will further heighten tensions on the Korean Peninsula and throughout the region. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/989997bb-72ed-4b83-a963-135e6b9dee3I/nkor-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Autoworkers support challenge to UAW-Ford 2015 contract vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/auto-m01.html An internal UAW Local 600 hearing on the challenge to the ratification vote by a Ford skilled trade worker is set for Thursday. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63c36f1e-770a-428a-8a52-8a93fbca0fdP/auto-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z New information emerges about Flint’s decision to switch to untreated water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/flin-m01.html The examination of uncovered documents, combined with the thousands of newly-public emails released by Governor Rick Snyder, begin to uncover the economic interests behind the poisoning of Flint. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bb926e4-b879-4749-ad16-2609944f973G/flin-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z United Steelworkers tries to ram sellout deal past ATI workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/steel-m01.html After deliberately isolating locked out workers for over six months, the USW is forcing 2,200 Allegheny Technologies Inc. workers to vote on a sellout contract Tuesday. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/251da582-9a40-467d-82d5-9712e6bf860C/steel-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Poor evicted under nuisance laws by New York City police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/nype-m01.html The NYPD is carrying out housing evictions without warning using a “nuisance” law, even when no crime was committed. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7713a4a-d7a8-4cbf-a79e-d0185052edbH/nype-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z On eve of “Super Tuesday” primaries in US: A political system in crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/elec-j03.html Candidates for the two big business parties will be contesting ballots in 12 states, making March 1 the day when the largest number of delegates is chosen for party conventions. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80b2ea39-78dc-48c0-9c5f-f46d328af65G/elec-j03.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z California inmate firefighter, 22, crushed to death protecting Malibu mansions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/fire-m01.html Shawna Lynn Jones, who was incarcerated in Los Angeles, died Friday after her skull was crushed by a boulder while fighting a brushfire. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7305a569-5ac5-41b4-9fc1-2cc4c6d95d0N/fire-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Boston: MBTA seeks to pit transit riders against workers as infrastructure crumbles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/mbta-m01.html The MBTA is seeking to offload the continuing deferred maintenance crisis caused by years of underfunding onto the backs of the working class. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ab6ab80-afea-46dd-b7f3-cfc5bbf3bcaN/mbta-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Bombardier adds to Northern Ireland manufacturing jobs massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/belf-m01.html The corporation announced that 1,080 jobs would go at its plant in Belfast, Ireland, which makes the wings for its new C-Series plane. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4cda7f1-6e94-4fd8-891e-04a47376be6F/belf-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Five years after the Christchurch earthquake http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/chch-m01.html Thousands of residents have been abandoned by the government, which has protected the interests of big business, including the insurance industry. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86126ebe-22ad-4190-a14a-2d7c67c80dbH/chch-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z New York Times on Clinton and Libya: Portrait of a war criminal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/clin-m01.html The <em>Times</em> piece details the leading role played by Clinton in fomenting a war of aggression that killed tens if not hundreds of thousands. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce7e8201-0abe-40e0-96cd-51f1fd08a1dF/clin-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Renowned photojournalist assaulted by US Secret Service at Trump rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/morr-m01.html Christopher Morris was choked and thrown to the ground while fulfilling his duties as a photographer for <em>TIME</em> magazine. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b791df78-272a-401e-8745-0df2e766d79I/morr-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Eighty-eighth Academy Awards: Hopeful signs amidst reactionary “diversity” campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/osca-m01.html The Oscar awards ceremony Sunday night included some welcome notes and surprises, and generally, despite the disorienting campaign waged under the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, revealed a more humane side of Hollywood. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2513726-c589-489e-b42d-27bb07447d6F/osca-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z SEP (Sri Lanka) public meeting: A socialist program to defend plantation workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/meet-m01.html The meeting will discuss the socialist policies needed to defend the jobs and wages of plantation workers, which are under sustained attack. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/817ae6b3-2f9c-436f-8bcf-d14944326e6K/meet-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/01/wkrs-m01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c923393d-290e-4841-8c03-7e51062a753E/wkrs-m01.html 2016-03-01T05:00:00Z G-20 summit rules out coordinated stimulus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/summ-f29.html Despite calls for fiscal stimulus by the International Monetary Fund, the only area in which the major economic powers are increasing their spending is on the military. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f59b93c2-8d63-4735-9003-39f71570c96E/summ-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Syria fighting continues into third day of US-Russian “truce” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/syri-f29.html US war planes continue to strike targets throughout large areas of the country, while American commandos organized offensive operations by an array of proxy forces. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84129cc6-2d9f-42bd-81df-6882326d647P/syri-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z NATO operation in Aegean heightens threat of war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/nato-f29.html The dispatch of warships under German leadership to the strategic Aegean Sea to deter refugees heightens the risk of NATO intervention in Syria. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d79398b-0282-4566-94f0-ebf86c27b15N/nato-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands attend London protest against nuclear weapons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/trid-f29.html In his speech to the rally, Labour party leader Corbyn made no mention of the advanced preparation for war being made by the imperialist powers, including Britain. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1776b615-eefb-4969-9103-6b47e4f9faeL/trid-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Clinton sweeps South Carolina primary as turnout plunges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/scar-f29.html The former secretary of state won 76 percent of the vote, but Democratic turnout fell 32 percent from the record set eight years ago. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30db0fc2-d8b1-4659-8782-7455d9ed909E/scar-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Trump backed by fascists, quotes Mussolini http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/trum-f29.html The Republican frontrunner, appearing on “Meet the Press,” boasted of retweeting a quotation from the Italian dictator. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4677b97-17b6-4412-8a1e-2b00c6b7111M/trum-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Police refuse to release video showing shooting of Salt Lake City teenager http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/salt-f29.html Protests have erupted in Salt Lake City, Utah after Saturday night’s police shooting of 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed, who was reportedly holding a broomstick when he was critically injured. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7a95957-d479-4c1f-acf0-8ff68839076J/salt-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Scalia’s final junket linked to aristocratic hunting society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/scal-f29.html Supreme Court Justice Scalia, who vigorously opposed the principle of separation of church and state, spent his final hours with wealthy members of an aristocratic Catholic order. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92a8426c-cc5e-4682-b2ff-94469810086N/scal-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Los Angeles area teachers stage “sickouts” over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/comp-f26.html The job action in the Compton School District highlights the growing opposition to the attacks on teachers and public education as a whole. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b20fa10c-f5ba-4fb4-a801-df655d442daH/comp-f26.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Chicago State University threatens to lay off entire staff amidst state budget impasse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/illi-f29.html The South Side institution is on its way to becoming the first victim of the bipartisan effort to drastically downsize public higher education in Illinois. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/906a7599-88d3-4d2b-a560-1da36970dd9H/illi-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Public split in French Socialist Party over state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/soci-f29.html Critics inside the PS are concerned that its policies of deep austerity and appeals to neo-fascist sentiment leave it dangerously exposed to attack from the left. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2044ec2-8f97-463e-a46f-50c1d49d081D/soci-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z US uses “partnership dialogue” to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/sril-f29.html The bilateral talks last Friday were undoubtedly a rather one-sided monologue with the US laying out its strategic and military requirements of the Colombo government. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8af568bf-134d-4ae6-95da-340154d113aC/sril-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/pers-f29.html Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c87f9f86-5375-42f7-9ad3-f3a9f12af66L/pers-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z Australian feminists deride public sympathy for family murder-suicide victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/femi-f29.html Public grief and sympathy provoked anger from feminist commentators, providing a revealing glimpse into the political role of identity politics. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a98148a7-9152-4416-9f74-af96bb7d11fB/femi-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z New technologies expand knowledge of early art in North America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/nart-f29.html Early art produced more than 8,000 years ago has been identified in several states and provinces in Canada, the United States and Mexico by using new photographic technology. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23c4b9e6-260c-4464-bbbf-1a38341c21cE/nart-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z This week in history: February 29-March 6 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/twih-f29.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2ed1413-175f-4a3d-896e-be931c983c6J/twih-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z US fires ICBMs amid war threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/nuke-f27.html The Pentagon described the unusual launching of two unarmed missiles in the space of a week as a “signal” that Washington is ready for nuclear war. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f07b230-213e-4c1d-ac8c-410508e76b3D/nuke-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z The Republican debate and the degradation of US politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/pers-f27.html Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate was a demonstration of the degraded state of American politics and the intellectual and moral decay of the American ruling elite. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e48b8125-a26d-4a8f-884c-6c1fd666123I/pers-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Pentagon inflates “China threat” to justify massive build-up in Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/scse-f27.html The only conclusion that can be drawn is that advanced preparations are being made for war with China. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85b79c45-ff15-43bd-8712-ec53e77efeaK/scse-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Apple counters government demands as White House expands NSA data sharing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/appl-f27.html Thursday’s court filing by Apple accused the government of seeking to establish a precedent to “conscript” American corporations into spying on the population. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55011488-b5d6-4c14-9827-544ea72a238M/appl-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z More mass shootings in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/kill-f27.html Mass shootings have occurred in Kansas, Arizona and Washington state since six people were killed last week in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0358c75b-e7db-4f8b-a94f-4a8a1daa5fdH/kill-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Top advisors to Michigan governor urged switching water supply from polluted Flint River http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/flin-f27.html Newly released emails show that top aides to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder advocated switching the Flint water supply back to the Detroit water system by October 2014, a year before the public disclosure of contamination. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2082bff1-577f-417d-8619-573c081bd93C/flin-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Strike at Chinese steel plant points to impact of global slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/chin-f27.html A stoppage at a Guangzhou stainless steel factory highlights the mounting resistance of Chinese workers to deepening attacks on jobs, wages and conditions. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25c79292-f777-40a0-bfcb-5bf5e06e00fB/chin-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z UK generals intervene to oppose Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/mili-f27.html The letter by 13 military officials is testament to the role of the European Union in the militarist agenda of the main European powers. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceca64e8-d367-438b-8f13-f58732f9c6fJ/mili-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z University of Leipzig students speak out against right-wing professor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/leip-f27.html The xenophobic and militaristic tirades of University of Leipzig Professor Thomas Rauscher have met with opposition from both students and faculty. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3dfd85e-3f99-403b-8b50-7d34cd146feO/leip-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Strike at 200 Further Education colleges in England http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/lect-f27.html Some Further Education staff have suffered a reduction in pay by as much as 17 percent after years on lower than inflation pay rises. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d73b1d5-aa1b-4045-ae3b-e0df0113f7dB/lect-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Indian ruling elite in economic bind http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/indi-f27.html Longstanding tensions between India’s BJP-led government and the country’s central bank over how to revive India’s flagging economy have intensified in the run-up to Monday’s budget speech. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca2c0cc3-4743-4d26-9ad6-fd0b785a53dK/indi-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z India: Unions call off Tamil Nadu government workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/tmnd-f27.html Workers’ main demands—abolition of the National Pension Scheme, a salary increase, permanent employment and the filling of all vacancies—have been ignored. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b94bbcd5-d727-4b05-a32b-f4c04e55c73M/tmnd-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Anti-refugee xenophobia and the danger of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/euro-f27.html Tens of thousands of refugees who have escaped the hell of war in the Middle East are being deprived of all rights and used as pawns in conflicts between the European states. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8570c9ed-795f-4ecc-9174-85a30ed1eb0E/euro-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z A critique of Europe’s refugee policy: On the Berlinale’s Golden Bear for <em>Fire at Sea</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/ber2-f27.html This is the second in a series of articles on the recent Berlin international film festival, the Berlinale, held February 11-20, 2016. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/833f8ecf-b0ff-4afa-a98c-a5df38b376bN/ber2-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/labo-f27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b51d0f26-83b9-4365-9e20-7e254f14a0fE/labo-f27.html 2016-02-27T05:00:00Z Perplexity and divisions mark G-20 meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/pers-f26.html The G-20 meeting in Shanghai is riven by the widening divisions between the major capitalist powers as the crisis of the global economy intensifies. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93d61635-dcf8-4612-8512-4b4e7febb1eF/pers-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z US social crisis overshadows 2016 presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/cris-f26.html The American media gives round-the-clock coverage to the minutiae of capitalist politics, but very little attention is paid to the catastrophe facing the working class. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6845e5c8-38b4-4ca1-8fc2-ffc46a8d5c6F/cris-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Former US bankruptcy judge to be new emergency manager of Detroit schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/detr-f26.html The Detroit Federation of Teachers brought the judge who oversaw the city's bankruptcy to a meeting of school employees to sugarcoat the bipartisan attack on public education. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b832a9d5-1431-4492-85b1-47518c85f1cF/detr-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Michigan autoworker files challenge to UAW-Ford 2015 contract vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/uawi-f26.html A worker at Ford’s Dearborn Truck plant is continuing to pursue his allegations of fraud during the 2015 contract ratification vote in the face of stonewalling by the United Auto Workers. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/850e077a-c6b6-4eaf-9df1-302e14dc26fE/uawi-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Austrian-led conference closes Balkan route for refugees and divides Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/refu-f26.html The move by West Balkan countries to block refugees from leaving Greece will unleash a humanitarian crisis and intensify tensions throughout Europe. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/660329c4-4f38-4061-a900-e7db88b217eJ/refu-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z US and the Philippines move rapidly to implement military deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/phil-f26.html The Enhanced Defense Cooperative Agreement paves the way for a major US military build-up in the Philippines that will greatly heighten tensions with China. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dbad9b7-27e0-4071-bf73-d567a011a22B/phil-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Leading California Democrat sentenced to five years in prison for corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/deut-f26.html Leland Yee, a long-time legislator, has become the most recent former member of the scandal-ridden California legislature to be sentenced to prison. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6360b80b-a9f0-4a0f-90ec-64b8b9b8c8cF/deut-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Slowdown in Pennsylvania natural gas industry adds to state budget crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/natg-f26.html The Pennsylvania natural gas industry, located in the Marcellus Shale region, has curtailed production and laid off hundreds of workers in response to declining gas and oil prices globally. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2b7b694-9557-474e-b892-e46daf6b925B/natg-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Police call for boycott after Beyoncé endorses opposition to police brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/beyo-f26.html Police have denounced pop star Beyoncé Knowles following the release of a music video in which the singer apparently endorses the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d6236dc-0f96-43ba-81ec-9f974154ec7L/beyo-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z UK: Tottenham residents speak on plans to demolish Broadwater Farm estate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/tott-f26.html Many residents will be uprooted and unable to find a new affordable accommodation, as the deposit required to acquire a mortgage stands at £80,000. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87a304a5-007b-44d5-a6d9-8237519f8b2E/tott-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands homeless in Fiji cyclone disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/fiji-f26.html Australia and New Zealand have responded by dispatching substantial military hardware to Fiji. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c130b456-e02f-413e-9e0b-e1b0f240815C/fiji-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders and the “Scandinavian model” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/scan-f26.html Sanders’ invocation of Denmark and Sweden to illustrate the type of society he is aiming to construct provides yet another example of just how fraudulent his “socialist” rhetoric is. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ef88e8-c8a6-4e11-ba16-fcbb32133d9L/scan-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Canada’s pseudo-left silent on trade unions’ support for Liberal government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/cana-f26.html A Socialist Project article bemoans the Liberals’ success in donning a “progressive” guise, but is completely silent on the unions’ and NDP’s role in fashioning it. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8bda68f-24f5-4c78-8e47-ea0c8194dadI/cana-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/26/euro-f26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ddc4302-b71f-4e42-aa47-2e5f9a23600A/euro-f26.html 2016-02-26T05:00:00Z US government case against Apple would create broad precedent to override phone encryption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/25/appl-f25.html Newly released documents highlight the spurious claim of the government that the issue of Apple encryption is limited to one case of terrorism in San Bernardino, California. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cd3110e-9060-4747-8614-dc279a1f3c6G/appl-f25.html 2016-02-25T05:00:00Z Sticking point in Syria truce: Washington’s support for Al Qaeda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/25/pers-f25.html Amid bitter recriminations over the “cessation of hostilities” brokered by the US and Russia, all the lies used to promote both regime-change in Syria and the “war on terror” are disintegrating. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c712c7f-ffb4-4283-82c8-95abe36fe13L/pers-f25.html 2016-02-25T05:00:00Z New York police used military-grade cellphone surveillance equipment over 1,000 times http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/25/stinf25-f25.html The NYPD has disclosed documents on its extensive use of a mobile cellphone surveillance device known as “StingRay.” Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c38c118-e29a-4994-9f90-35acee736f1K/stinf25-f25.html 2016-02-25T05:00:00Z Trump wins Republican presidential caucuses in Nevada http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/25/elec-f25.html Trump’s candidacy is one expression, on the extreme right, of an unprecedented crisis of political legitimacy of the more than 160-year-old two-party system. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1f78831-31f2-4356-8a5b-8c3ceb77862A/elec-f25.html 2016-02-25T05:00:00Z India: Tata Nano auto workers strike over suspensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/25/tata-f25.html The Nano workers’ strike is a sign of the growing social unrest created by the deteriorating living and working conditions of workers throughout India. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8f80859-051b-4919-95bd-16cebe61842K/tata-f25.html 2016-02-25T05:00:00Z