Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ Saudi Arabia and UAE prepare for major US-backed ground offensive in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/yeme-s01.html Five months of airstrikes, facilitated by US military intelligence and logistical support, have been supplemented by a growing ground invasion by Saudi and UAE military forces. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf548d52-45f9-42d0-b5c2-37909e8bb95E/yeme-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z The 2016 US election and the scapegoating of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/pers-s01.html The rhetoric of the Republican presidential candidates is a noxious expression of the reactionary anti-immigrant policies pursued by both parties. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1d6dbbd-fb0a-4c12-b694-982331aeec5F/pers-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z German defence minister exploits refugee crisis to strengthen military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/army-s01.html Constraints on the domestic use of the German military, in place since the end of Nazi rule, are being wiped away. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f81c9ef-c5a1-4e77-bbb2-c521c9512f4P/army-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z US military continues build-up in North East Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/kore-s01.html The conclusion of war games saw the largest-ever joint live-fire drill between the US and South Korea. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/492ff8e0-2cd9-4ed7-b070-debb539c5d5G/kore-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Mass anti-government rallies in Malaysia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/mala-s01.html Ruling class divisions are fuelled by a deteriorating economy, which has been hard-hit by China’s slowdown, falling commodity prices and regional competition for investment. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1ac0359-2709-4bbc-aa99-00d193a9fc8P/mala-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Mass protests against failing infrastructure shake Lebanon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/leba-s01.html Protests demanding the treatment of uncollected trash also express opposition to Lebanon’s endemic corruption and its sectarian system of government. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9b6b20d-cab6-4e81-948c-f9506e9975bE/leba-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party steps up purge of suspected Corbyn supporters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/corb-s01.html The entire full-time staff of the Labour Party is now exclusively occupied in investigating those who have paid £3 to become labour supporters to vote in the leadership contest. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b3e0611-1201-46db-9274-28b4f1ff3cdF/corb-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z US shift on Sri Lankan war crimes probe exposes Tamil nationalists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/tnaw-s01.html By supporting the US-backed government, the Tamil nationalists are complicit in allowing the crimes of the civil war to go unpunished. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12e11b50-aaae-42a6-9695-c716393de3fG/tnaw-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Indian unions to hold one-day national strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/inst-s01.html The unions have called the September 2 strike not to mobilize workers and the rural toilers against the Modi government and its neoliberal policies but to contain the growing opposition to them. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b183e103-6efc-42c1-b55c-3fc37f12b97O/inst-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Unions keep Verizon and AT&amp;T workers on job without contracts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/veri-s01.html The Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have blocked a strike by nearly 70,000 telecom workers. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6f3577a-2de5-48c7-a769-5cc845d75c7G/veri-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z A&amp;P supermarket chain asks bankruptcy court to overturn labor agreements http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/apbc-s01.html A&amp;P is asking the court to disregard provisions related to seniority and cut severance pay, amid threats to slash 22,000 jobs. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddd3b1c8-833f-4a2f-b64a-dc3930f22e5P/apbc-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Haggen grocery chain announces store closures throughout the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/hagg-s01.html The United Food and Commercial Workers union has been silent on the store closures and mass layoffs. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/836de936-49f1-49e1-969e-d96bb4e9360H/hagg-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Neo-fascist rally exposes Finnish government’s ties to extreme right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/finl-s01.html The strengthening of the extreme right in Finland comes as the US seeks to integrate the Nordic countries in its drive against Russia. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfb05a65-ca4f-443c-9d95-c5fb9a4efb2J/finl-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Australian royal commissioner refuses to quit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/bias-s01.html The royal commission into the unions is a crucial component of the Abbott government’s efforts to satisfy corporate demands for an offensive against workers’ wages and conditions. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b46e73f6-1f45-4c17-8623-25b974fbce2I/bias-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Autoworkers speak out: Louisville, Kentucky Ford worker denounces UAW-company alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/auto-s01.html Nearly 10,000 autoworkers in Louisville, Kentucky produce trucks and SUVs for Ford Motor Company, which boasted near-record profits in the second quarter of this year. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db0447c3-d83c-4615-b894-9929c265c9dJ/auto-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Water shutoff moratorium in Flint as water crisis continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/flnt-s01.html Residents of the Michigan city describe a continuing nightmare caused by astronomical water rates combined with foul smelling, discolored drinking water. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5c35147-d420-443a-a376-eca27cd1f46P/flnt-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z University of Melbourne student union imposes third ban on IYSSE club http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/muni-s01.html The Clubs &amp; Societies Committee at the University of Melbourne has made clear that any students who publicly challenge its decisions will be prevented from forming a club. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a817ed9-90be-437f-b785-12972bec7beL/muni-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z New York Times paints Obama as “champion” of working people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/obam-s01.html The <em>Times’</em> claim that President Obama has spent his administration “working to empower the economically marginal” is a political fabrication of the first order. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03ae4f48-197e-4361-b358-b72c34fc0edB/obam-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Detroit Federation of Teachers president ousted by union executive board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/conn-s01.html The DFT removed Steve Conn, a leader of the pseudo-left By Any Means Necessary group, from the presidency, as Michigan officials move to reorganize the Detroit Public Schools. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35cb3eae-cbbe-4a96-ae9b-9502bd381d0K/conn-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/wkrs-s01.html The <em>World Socialist Web</em> Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad129c2a-b612-4143-982e-22b90047f38D/wkrs-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Central banks step in to prop up global financial bubble http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/pers-a31.html Once again, the world’s central banks and governments have made clear that they will do whatever it takes to preserve the wealth of the financial elite. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab47fe87-e775-4346-a234-ea4a5e03387I/pers-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z US steelworkers union blocks fight against wage and benefit cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/stee-a31.html The United Steelworkers (USW) union has ordered workers at ArcelorMittal and US Steel to stay on the job as the giant corporations prepare an all-out war against workers. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75ba019c-80f0-401a-ae7c-15f38db9e81K/stee-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Allegheny Technologies lockout enters third week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/atil-a31.html While it continues to isolate the locked-out workers, the USW organized a publicity stunt involving trade union officials from South Africa, Canada, Sweden and other countries last week. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f685371-d6b7-4798-a272-c63104acdebC/atil-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Egyptian junta hands down three-year jail terms to Al Jazeera journalists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/alja-a31.html Afraid that it could ultimately share the fate of Mubarak, toppled by mass protests of the working class in 2011, the junta is trying to hold on to power through sheer terror. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42582552-259a-40a5-81bc-c8046cb45b1F/alja-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Mass protests in Japan oppose “collective self-defence” laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/japa-a31.html The widespread hostility to the new security laws reflects the deep-rooted anti-war sentiment in Japan, especially in the working class. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1685339-3fc5-4a5b-890d-e92b63104b8G/japa-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Sanders pledges his campaign to save Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/sand-a31.html In a speech to the Democratic National Committee, Senator Bernie Sanders portrayed his presidential campaign as the only way to rebuild popular support for the Democratic Party. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc5f1d9-8819-42b9-b9ad-dfc987df11eN/sand-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Black youth dies in Virginia jail cell after being held four months for alleged $5 theft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/poli-a31.html Jamycheal Mitchell’s family asserts that the youth, who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, died from starvation after police failed to transfer him to a mental health facility. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9813cda9-497b-4935-ab1e-678ae129238H/poli-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z North Dakota authorizes police to use weaponized drones http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/dron-a31.html North Dakota has become the first state to authorize the use of armed drones by local police agencies, part of a growing trend to use unmanned aircraft against the population. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ac0ec96-4738-4f99-812f-a4a08926147F/dron-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Former presidents Bush and Clinton celebrate transformation of New Orleans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/nola-a31.html The Katrina catastrophe has been seized on by the political establishment to carry out a restructuring of class relations intended as a model for other cities. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ecc518b-7992-458c-9f2a-725d1e29277J/nola-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Broad Foundation spearheads expansion of Los Angeles charter schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/losa-a31.html The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the brainchild of investment billionaire Eli Broad, is known for its involvement in the privatization of public education. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a1887cf-2e9b-4765-92ba-dd4133e53ffD/losa-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan political parties hail US shift on war crimes probe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/sril-a31.html This stance not only exposes the pro-imperialist character of these parties but their involvement and complicity in the Sri Lankan human rights atrocities. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdf0fd29-5824-43a4-bffb-ec8e3480a74H/sril-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Public outcry halts Australian Border Force blitz in Melbourne http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/bord-a31.html “Operation Fortitude” highlighted the creation of police-state conditions by the Abbott government, with the Labor Party’s bipartisan backing. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/028b4468-a4b7-49e6-869e-f2cd785098eH/bord-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Polls show fall in support for Syriza ahead of Greek general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/gree-a31.html New elections to be held on September 20 are a political fraud aimed at suppressing the repeatedly-voiced anti-austerity sentiment of the Greek working class and youth. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd134eaf-e46f-49fb-9a1c-83dfe2710ebL/gree-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z German interior minister plans further attacks on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/germ-a31.html A day before German leaders shed crocodile tears over the ongoing refugee crisis, interior minister de Maizière proposed legislative measures to reduce immigration into the country. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd2d8678-fdfc-488f-9c40-a110a87bb97L/germ-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Political crisis deepens over delays to UK Iraq War inquiry report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/chil-a31.html The continued suppression of the Chilcot report, authorized over six years ago, is a sign of the explosive political fallout that will accompany its publication. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec7c9ef1-8d51-470d-8792-df403be0bb4N/chil-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z After failed Thalys attack, Europe prepares further security clampdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/euse-a31.html Attacks attributed to Islamist networks being mobilized by NATO in Syria are used to justify the escalating assault on democratic rights in Europe. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02ccdd2b-b3a0-4941-8784-c701dce3011H/euse-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Homeless American autoworker speaks out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/vide-a31.html Chris, a tier-two Fiat Chrysler worker, supports a family and lives in a motel across the street from his factory in Kokomo, Indiana. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90f309b0-d161-42d5-bf84-73be7b2ced6A/vide-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Stalinism in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/corr-a31.html This is a reply to a reader’s comment asking the WSWS to explain its differences with the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/693e3c17-35e9-4001-9e1c-2e8c960f76dM/corr-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the pseudo-left, and the “Anybody but Harper” campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/cupw-a31.html CUPW President Mike Palecek is helping lead the unions’ campaign to replace the Conservatives with a government formed by the pro-austerity NDP and/or Liberals. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88acb9cc-eae3-48ad-973a-e43bb651d2eO/cupw-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Young Euro Classic: A music festival in Berlin opposing war and nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/euro-a31.html The annual Young Euro Classic youth orchestra festival recently concluded with a memorable performance in the Berlin Concert Hall. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0da3e2e0-7858-4090-a920-2cca401395eD/euro-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 31-September 6 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/31/twih-a31.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e43cc641-42e9-4f42-b0b5-43589da49abB/twih-a31.html 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z Casualties of “Fortress Europe”: Refugees dead on land and sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/refu-a29.html On the same day, 71 refugees were found asphyxiated in a truck in Austria, while another 250 died off the Libyan coast when two ships capsized. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6dfba9a-aa74-4642-b759-d01fd8554e7B/refu-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z A judicial victory for illegal NSA spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/pers-a29.html Two years after the first leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the American political establishment and media are treating the revelations of illegal and unconstitutional activity as an insignificant issue. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfece46c-f188-41d2-918c-c307ed965dfL/pers-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Chinese officials, company executives detained over Tianjin explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/tian-a29.html Underlying the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to find scapegoats for the Tianjin disaster is the deepening crisis of the entire regime. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61dc6ce3-1ba1-48d4-ba63-08d7627e08eN/tian-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Locked-out ATI steelworker injured by van carrying scab workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/atil-a29.html Locked out steelworker Jim Dietz was injured and taken to a local hospital after being hit on the picket line by a van carrying strikebreakers driven by ATI security. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64466ad2-db4b-4c7e-bdc4-42ae0f5804fM/atil-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z UAW begins contract talks with farm machinery maker John Deere http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/deer-a29.html The UAW opened negotiations this week for a new contract covering 11,200 workers at the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/235d3fe2-223a-4cc8-a59f-b4972929c04D/deer-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z New York cops spied on activists against police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/poli-a29.html Newly released documents show undercover cops took photographs of organizers of protests against police violence last winter and recorded their activities. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fe6147c-684a-4f82-b7ab-298212e6af1I/poli-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Report documents pervasive shortcomings in US mental health insurance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/ment-a29.html Individuals seeking mental health treatment are twice as likely to have their claims denied by insurers than patients filing claims related to traditional medical procedures. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33487d7f-88ae-4442-b304-4276f1a6d09D/ment-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z London Underground unions call off strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/lond-a29.html All four unions which had threatened to strike are now working out the formula with which to force 24-hour work upon their members. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9e1e628-a073-4ebe-aee7-4f410674623B/lond-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Disciplinary hearing finds Toronto police officer culpable in G-20 repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/torp-a29.html The 2010 police operation was used to violently repress an overwhelmingly peaceful protest of thousands of people opposed to the austerity program of the ruling class. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b91cd648-891d-4937-b7b0-ca34df01c6eB/torp-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Venezuela-Colombia tensions rise following foreign ministers’ meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/vene-a29.html The Maduro government has seized upon recent border incidents to whip up nationalism and divert attention from the deepening social crisis confronting Venezuelan workers. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0b56312-3e6e-40b1-b612-6b866d82590P/vene-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Dominican Republic deportations increase tensions with Haiti http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/hait-a29.html The Dominican Republic has deported hundreds of Haitians and people of Haitian descent in recent weeks, while tensions along the border led to a recent exchange of gunfire. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cfb7443-981e-4126-9d41-157102abbbeC/hait-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Union collaborates in attacks on New Zealand Steel workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/blue-a29.html BlueScope Steel is threatening to shut down its Glenbrook steel plant in New Zealand and axe over 1,000 jobs. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8219ab9c-d5cb-4643-b943-b00024e7799I/blue-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Australia: Melbourne tram drivers strike over wages and conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/tram-a29.html Despite denunciations by the Victorian state Labor government, metropolitan train drivers have voted for a similar stoppage next Friday. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76a5a3e5-89fc-4878-bafa-2cd2d95256eG/tram-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z A portrait of life in America’s Rust Belt: Part Three http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/indy-a29.html The following is an on-the-spot report on social conditions in working-class areas hit hard by deindustrialization in the US state of Indiana. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8634bf2d-3a53-4706-adc8-c971c5602a7G/indy-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Is Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy socialist? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/corb-a29.html Those looking to Corbyn as a means of opposing war will not find the answers they are seeking. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bd409bb-9ca8-4d94-b1c0-79f3b28b701M/corb-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Australia: Hutchison Ports dispute at the crossroads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/hutc-a29.html Left in the hands of the MUA, the outcome is a foregone conclusion: the further destruction of the jobs and conditions of waterfront workers. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fafa973c-4f25-4699-b9ba-aec0f42d9e8I/hutc-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z David G. Spielman’s <em>The Katrina Decade</em>—An unsentimental look at how things are now http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/kdec-a29.html Spielman is not given to the current fetish for “Ruins Photography.” There is no romanticism in these pages. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ab289e3-ec95-4b98-9ed8-c95e5066a12H/kdec-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/29/labo-a29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74d1e177-69ae-48ec-9870-b6ebc457de9B/labo-a29.html 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z China’s economic downturn raises concerns about political instability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/chin-a28.html Questions are already being raised about the future of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang who is immediately responsible for economic policy. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/458b7674-e2e7-4df7-8edd-96c649c4ae0O/chin-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Obama hails “entrepreneurial” transformation of New Orleans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/obno-a28.html While Hurricane Katrina exposed the ugly face of American capitalism, the US president marked the tenth anniversary with a speech lauding the supposed successes of the profit system. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dabb6ba9-6df2-49b2-9790-22d6aa8a02aN/obno-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Syriza, pseudo-left maneuver ahead of Greek elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/gree-a28.html The new elections triggered by Tsipras are aimed at imposing austerity measures against the wishes of the population and have nothing to do with democracy. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47325674-bd67-4da6-9022-a6d7216639eI/gree-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z One year since the war on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/gaza-a28.html Millions of people around the world saw the war for what it was—a crime of historic proportions against a cruelly abused population. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a00554f-3691-4472-8ac4-514a8143cacO/gaza-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z The devastation of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/side-a28.html The physical suffering has taken a particularly heartbreaking toll on children’s mental health. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b32f207-c27c-4705-b110-8a95693841dE/side-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z India-Pakistan talks abruptly cancelled http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/inpk-a28.html The collapse of the Indo-Pakistani talks before they even began exemplifies the explosive tensions between the rival nuclear-armed powers. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/723d21fd-0e92-497d-bccb-0f98d189c85C/inpk-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan unions promise to protect new pro-US administration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/tusl-a28.html The pledge by unions to defend the government is directed above all at suppressing resistance by workers to its austerity measures. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/558febbd-bdb7-4ba6-9af6-c7a493de1c7J/tusl-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z State agents to face no penalties for assault on Virginia student http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/vabc-a28.html University of Virginia student Martese Johnson was violently assaulted in March after being falsely accused of having a fake ID. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c25b8bd-e73f-4677-80c7-c411039e418P/vabc-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Reports detail massive leaks from natural gas pipes in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/gasl-a28.html Private utilities are profiting from leaks caused by their own malfeasance, putting lives at risk and releasing potent greenhouse gas. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9b1110b-0e53-458e-9a45-6ce42445bbeO/gasl-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Australian “Anzac Day terror plot” charge dropped http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/terr-a28.html The collapse of the case exposes the lurid allegations of an “ISIS-inspired” conspiracy by Melbourne teenagers to conduct mass shootings at official World War I centenary celebrations. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e211d16-6651-40e4-a6ce-e06076b1abaB/terr-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Business groups, French government prepare to eviscerate labor laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/mede-a28.html The statements of the Medef bosses’ group and the government are a signal for a new assault on the fundamental rights of workers in France. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70b62587-c4a0-4701-812c-3cb67ed422aF/mede-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z The refugee crisis and the inhuman face of European capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/pers-a28.html The horrors facing refugees are compounded by the day. On Thursday, two boats capsized near Libya, with hundreds feared dead. This follows the death of up to 50 Syrian refugees in a truck in Austria. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4904dab-9db2-402e-9a81-a2a494eb0eeO/pers-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z A portrait of life in America’s Rust Belt: Part Two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/indy-a28.html The following is an on-the-spot report on social conditions in working class areas hit hard by deindustrialization in the US state of Indiana. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd296172-886f-4dbc-a8f8-32e0a2dde45D/indy-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z The social and historical dimensions of the Virginia on-air murders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/shoo-a28.html The fatal shooting of news reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia Wednesday morning on live television was a shocking and dreadful event. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67d063dd-61ad-4f30-aa98-e8a8d9b6a7cB/shoo-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Herfried Münkler declares Germany to be Europe’s “hegemon” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/comm-a28.html While the professor declared in July that Germany had to form a “core Europe” together with France, he has now apparently reached the conclusion that Germany alone must dominate the continent. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32fb60c4-6cf3-4a49-b6ec-8de8627a39eH/comm-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z The British Library’s Magna Carta exhibition: A vital though flawed presentation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/magn-a28.html The exhibition features a breathtaking array of documents of world-historical significance, brought together for a public audience for the first time. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b32f920-2b35-4c1f-88d1-19a874dba93N/magn-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/28/labo-a28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d96a889-b7e8-4872-a42f-a1ce414a396K/labo-a28.html 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z Fifty refugees die in ship’s hold in new Mediterranean migrant tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/migr-a27.html Around 50 refugees and asylum seekers were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya Wednesday morning. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6a76929-1ea3-496e-8000-028fce3b1a1B/migr-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Ten years since Hurricane Katrina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/pers-a27.html The tragedy that struck the city of New Orleans, along with coastal areas from Florida to Texas, was not simply a natural disaster, but a social and political crime. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfd11313-2f2c-4f8f-beb1-71c16df6b71E/pers-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Fed acts to push US stocks higher http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/econ-a27.html The US central bank is prepared to provide whatever public funds are needed to shield the financial elite from the consequences of a new eruption of the capitalist crisis. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1baf8a0f-fa26-46c8-8b60-4df366d93c3O/econ-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z 2,200 steelworkers still locked out by Allegheny Technologies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/stee-a27.html Allegheny Technologies is using the sharp drop in steel prices, after years of high profits, to justify its ruthless drive to cut wages and benefits. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afce969c-78c7-4c18-a7f5-9a2c3b9b48fN/stee-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders: Silent partner of American militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/sand-a27.html Four months into his campaign for the US presidency, the Vermont senator and self-styled “socialist” has said nothing about the ongoing wars of American imperialism. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d386351-949b-454b-a2c0-c7c95161c81P/sand-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z US announces shift on Sri Lankan war crimes investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/slus-a27.html The announcement confirms that Washington has cynically exploited “human rights” in Sri Lanka to advance its interests, particularly against China. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d3a98a5-5c47-47bb-bfc5-0b357d5af8bM/slus-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z India reaches into the South Pacific to counter China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/modi-a27.html The summit was part of Indian efforts to build defence and strategic ties in the Asia-Pacific, designed to counter Chinese influence. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46b6f0cc-da42-4f96-9558-cdb0012b477C/modi-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z German politicians and the media push for new wars in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/afge-a27.html Various media outlets have spoken out in recent days for military interventions in Africa to enforce German economic interests. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e672dfc1-b873-43e0-a804-514ea84312aP/afge-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Former Virginia news reporter kills one-time colleagues on live television, then shoots himself http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/virg-a27.html There is something especially and horribly revealing about the mix of delusional self-promotion and homicidal violence in this case. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e08e29be-718f-46f0-a347-9aca817adccB/virg-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Judge reaffirms order to release imprisoned immigrant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/immi-a27.html In direct service to the world’s largest private prison corporations, the Obama administration has fought relentlessly to keep family detention centers from closing. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27061092-3f4e-4d85-8781-0314287c37eF/immi-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Half a million California children are homeless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/chil-a27.html About one in 20 children in California, home to over 100 billionaires, is homeless. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c6f76af-267a-41db-bc25-829b56b6debB/chil-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP pledges balanced budget, signals support for bigger military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/cane-a27.html NDP leader Mulcair has responded to mounting economic turbulence by reaffirming his party’s commitment to “fiscal responsibility.” Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d599e65f-5f56-4f80-99e4-ba1da1a5b9dH/cane-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Australian “reform summit” highlights economic and political fragility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/summ-a27.html The purpose of the “extraordinary gathering” was to use the “urgency” of the global slump to drive through a new wave of attacks on jobs and living standards. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6021ea8-eeab-483c-ac3c-a130f834618F/summ-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z NHS hospitals face massive deficits and demands for further cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/heal-a27-a27.html A further £22 billion in “efficiency savings” is being demanded over the next five years. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b83552b-62ff-4188-af2e-414252d37a1G/heal-a27-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Available from Mehring Books: <em>Hurricane Katrina, social consequences and political lessons</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/mehr-a27.html This pamphlet goes beyond the news accounts to uncover the deeper meaning of the destruction of an American city. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb4017b4-c95f-4100-9ac7-f16dcb8a6beC/mehr-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z A portrait of life in America’s Rust Belt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/indi-a27.html The following is an on-the-spot report on social conditions in working class areas hit hard by deindustrialization in the US state of Indiana. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3b82ad7-f332-4611-8b67-4b3bbf56604A/indi-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Jonathan Demme’s <em>Ricki and the Flash</em> and <em>American Ultra</em>: Tired or clueless filmmaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/rick-a27.html Jonathan Demme’s film deals with a woman who left her husband and children decades ago, and now returns for a family crisis. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/870074c4-6ef3-4c72-a3ed-6990f3e177aI/rick-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z US stock rally collapses amid fears of global slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/econ-a26.html As an early rally in US markets “turned to dust” Tuesday, there were calls for a new round of Fed money-printing to once again rescue the financial elite. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c6538e8-bba8-46cd-8ef9-6d48dec1ca8B/econ-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z The atrocities of ISIS and the US wars of sociocide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/pers-a26.html ISIS and the current bloodshed across Syria and Iraq are the direct products of acts of sociocide on the part of US imperialism. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a704aba-62cb-4deb-bf7d-2bdc728250cC/pers-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Biden, White House spur media discussion of presidential bid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/bide-a26.html The increasing speculation about a possible Biden presidential campaign is driven by the crisis of the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64d2836c-4b61-43ba-b0f9-46fc69a49ffB/bide-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Japanese PM snubs China’s World War II victory ceremony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/japa-a26.html Abe’s presence at Chinese ceremonies to mark the end of the “War of Resistance to Japanese Aggression” would have been unacceptable to the extreme right in Japan. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4992a3eb-32ba-4ce7-a563-cd67f51fa0bG/japa-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z North and South Korea agree to ease tensions following high-level talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/kore-a26.html With the US applying immense pressure to the North Korean regime, recent events demonstrate how a relatively minor episode can escalate rapidly into armed conflict. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e6505ea-fe7d-43d5-8bbd-74f779d1b72H/kore-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z After the Sri Lankan elections: Tamil nationalists support US-backed parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/tami-a26.html The Tamil nationalist parties are emerging as key components of President Maithripala Sirisena’s attempt to install a new pro-US government in Colombo. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed6c0ce7-4d34-4dc4-af19-20d892854ccK/tami-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Attacks on refugee camp encouraged by German government’s right-wing policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/heid-a26.html Officials shedding crocodile tears over right-wing violence cannot disguise the fact that the right-wing policies of the German government have contributed to the attacks. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0513de2e-4007-4282-bc49-e07985f5523H/heid-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Seven million Americans in default on student loans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/debt-a26.html The current student loan debt, which includes government and private loans, is a staggering $1.19 trillion, more than either the auto loan or credit card debt in the US. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd0b18c3-00e9-40c2-b889-f7e3b2f100eM/debt-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z The New York City housing crisis and the $100 million penthouse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/nych-a26.html The acute shortage of affordable housing in New York City continues to worsen while the prices of luxury residences for the city’s elite rise to unprecedented heights. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67c94ea9-e72d-4588-a28a-abcd2fda883C/nych-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Peru faces Wall Street downgrade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/peru-a26.html The bid by the government of President Ollanta Humala and the Peruvian bourgeoisie to market Peru as a haven for foreign capital is rapidly failing under the impact of deepening crisis. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/556f9662-4079-440f-98aa-0b4a6a99ee2P/peru-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Australia: BlueScope Steel demands mass job cuts under threat of plant closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/blue-a26.html The Australian Workers Union has immediately signalled that it will help impose BlueScope Steel’s job-cutting measures. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02f639cf-9db3-45c6-bbce-be5ab99e30eG/blue-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z “Reform summit” to discuss stepped up class war in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/busi-a26.html Underlying the declarations of “urgency” is the rapid deterioration of Australia’s economic position. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e0f9f2a-bd4c-474d-b7fc-ee5b65bfdfeC/busi-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Scotland: Sheku Bayoh likely died of asphyxiation by police, lawyer says http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/scot-a26.html Within 45 seconds, Bayoh was incapacitated, restrained in handcuffs, leg and ankle restraints, and was in a “prone position face down.” Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/488994e4-4870-4c75-92e4-a5683327a70M/scot-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Autoworkers speak out: GM worker in Wentzville, Missouri calls for international unity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/inte-a26.html Autoworkers are increasingly seeing the bankruptcy of the nationalist orientation of the UAW. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0451009b-1967-428e-b0fa-f6ca7cf6a2dL/inte-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Greece’s Popular Unity: An attempt to create Syriza 2.0 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/popu-a26.html The main goal of Popular Unity is to prevent the Greek working class from drawing the lessons of the political criminality of Syriza. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed409285-918a-44c3-a3bb-aa8235e1426D/popu-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Britain’s <em>Financial Times</em> hails Sri Lankan election result http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/ftsl-a26.html The <em>Financial Times</em> editorial is a damning indictment of the Sri Lankan pseudo-left organisations that sided with the pro-US UNP in the election. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a5e42ca-cfa8-47dd-8602-afb7ab93930G/ftsl-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z Dismaland, Banksy’s parody theme park: A despairing response to a complex world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/26/bank-a26.html Coming through the main gates into Dismaland, the spectator is confronted with a vision of a world that is terribly sick. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93feafc6-30e4-4a76-8b4a-3ac9e850c8bN/bank-a26.html 2015-08-26T05:00:00Z As global selloff deepens, US stock market teeters on edge of collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/econ-a25.html Within four minutes of the trading start, the Dow had sunk by 1,089 points, or 6.6 percent, the biggest single-day point drop in US history. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/405f3899-0614-48ed-adf1-d5a740d54a5L/econ-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z The corporate-union assault on autoworker health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/pers-a25.html The United Auto Workers is proposing to expand its retiree trust fund to include active hourly and salaried workers in order to slash health care costs for the auto giants. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86edec45-a928-42e6-809b-199a616cfa7N/pers-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z German and French leaders meet in Berlin summit on refugee crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/merk-a25.html Amidst the greatest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, the French and German governments are planning a drastic clampdown on immigrants. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c081b80-c007-457f-a721-66f9ba8dd9fA/merk-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Macedonian government cracks down on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/mace-a25.html The brutality of the right-wing regime in Skopje is a sharp expression of the inhumane policies carried out by all European governments against refugees. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19a1cad0-5e7c-4d50-a0a6-87783facc00P/mace-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Economic turmoil heightens infighting in Chinese regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/fact-a25.html A <em>New York Times</em> article highlights concerns in Washington over the danger of political turmoil in Beijing and the degree to which global capitalism is dependent on China. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8bba885-2b86-49e1-a28c-a6d0716f661A/fact-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Worker killed in another Chinese factory explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/chin-a25.html This latest incident in Shandong province drives home the disregard for safety in China’s factories in the pursuit of profit. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab811239-3888-47ad-a6b5-856773a72c7M/chin-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Right-wing Ukrainian government celebrates Independence Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/ukra-a25.html The day’s events were used to press for the continuation of the war against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east, which has cost the lives of over 6,900 Ukrainian citizens. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a57b34a-2fda-4c47-b329-4993b1754e7F/ukra-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z California insurance rates rise under Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/heal-a25.html Obamacare continues to provide enormous profits to insurers while the price of health care for workers soars to new heights. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf0a2d8b-9fcd-400f-90b8-75265f75294P/heal-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania: Democrats move to cut state worker and teacher pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/penn-a25.html The governor’s proposal would place the highest paid newly hired teachers and state workers into a 401(k)-style pension agreement. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4644f5c7-5150-42d4-a651-20ffb5dcc02G/penn-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z France’s neo-fascist National Front expels its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/fnlp-a25.html By expelling its founder over his fascistic remarks, the Front National is seeking to rebrand itself as a mainstream party that the bourgeoisie can rely upon to rule France. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdb636a6-aa88-4dfe-8b42-652d4244113A/fnlp-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Australian by-election becomes test of Abbott’s leadership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/aust-a25.html Soaring unemployment in Western Australia underscores Australian capitalism’s sharp economic reversal, placing intense corporate pressure on Abbott. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/587df7ca-3cb0-40f5-b5b9-b6985e0ad9fM/aust-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Indiana autoworkers welcome WSWS campaign team http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/auto-a25.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters visited the Fiat Chrysler transmission plant in Kokomo and the General Motors stamping center in Marion. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7ed56b6-105d-4b01-bf77-e9099bf9b99N/auto-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z German Left Party declares its support for Syriza’s Alexis Tsipras http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/left-a25.html The Left Party’s unconditional support for Tsipras as he maneuvers to implement deeply unpopular austerity measures says much about how the Left Party would govern in Germany. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0505b204-b4cd-4465-8643-5ec8321edc9D/left-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z <em>Straight Outta Compton</em>: an uncritical picture of the rise of American “gangster rap” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/comp-a25.html <em>Straight Outta Compton</em> is a hip hop biopic focusing on the rise to prominence of the influential hip hop group N.W.A. in the late 1980s. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca51dea4-5c8c-4284-afba-2132b0a8ad1H/comp-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/25/wkrs-a25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd655610-ccb4-4466-857e-ddd648bd08cJ/wkrs-a25.html 2015-08-25T05:00:00Z Nearly 14 million Americans live in neighborhoods of extreme poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/pove-a24.html The growth of extreme poverty is rooted in decades of deindustrialization in America’s former manufacturing hubs. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b19c793-464a-421c-876a-3c830e51ccfF/pove-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Varoufakis documents Syriza's political treachery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/varo-a24.html Varoufakis’ documentation of the reactionary, anti-socialist perspective of Syriza exposes the lies of the Left Platform and pseudo-left groups the world over. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b71f10e0-ba50-4c49-aad1-053019c46b0P/varo-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Tensions remain high on Korean Peninsula http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/kore-a24.html Despite talks between North and South Korea, both sides continue to issue threats and counter-threats. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48f67565-fc7e-45ce-8bd1-5ebe0e6b00dO/kore-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan corporate elite demands “tough” economic decisions from new government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/sril-a24.html The “national unity government” will impose severe austerity measures and will not hesitate to use police-state measures against any resistance by working people. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b251741-5768-4e22-9b5d-0ff663690c6L/sril-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Republican candidates attack the Fourteenth Amendment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/immi-a24.html The demand for repeal of birthright citizenship, initiated by billionaire Donald Trump, marks a further shift to the right by the US ruling elite. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96f9a507-4da6-4ec9-b61e-71cf887c9f8B/immi-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Lockout of 2,200 workers at Pittsburgh-based steel manufacturer enters second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/steel-a24.html The United Steelworkers union is isolating locked-out workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc., which is demanding steep cuts and the conversion of the workforce into low-wage casual labor. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/062ef586-789c-4e36-91d3-2e8ffa2d51cO/steel-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Passengers foil shooting plot in Amsterdam-Paris train http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/shoo-a24.html Following the foiled shooting in a high-speed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris, the EU is tightening security measures. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a7c2368-b442-430a-8072-cb86f1b75cdN/shoo-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Poland rearms against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/pola-a24.html Poland's president is demanding permanent NATO military bases in Eastern Europe. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc369ffd-5da5-4876-896e-ef4d77221dbC/pola-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Protests continue against Ecuadorean President Correa’s policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/ecua-a24.html Police attacked a national demonstration on August 13 with tear gas and batons. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe8c7681-710c-4aa7-9a70-ff583e5ef77N/ecua-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z St. Petersburg, Florida: Millions of gallons of untreated sewage pumped into bayou http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/stpt-a24.html St. Petersburg has been carelessly pumping raw sewage into local neighborhoods and Tampa Bay in order to cut costs. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeeba585-4917-40a6-b688-a5b0a320f58L/stpt-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z UK Tube strike: Conservative transport spokesman calls for scab force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/tube-a24.html Aslef train operators will be used as “battle fodder” by the Conservative government and London Underground management to break their colleagues’ strike. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19921342-544b-42b3-9920-e45ccf95926L/tube-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Global Ponzi scheme threatens to implode http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/pers-a24.html The global stock market selloff reflects the inability of governments and central banks to address the fundamental contradictions of the capitalist system that led to the Wall Street crash of 2008–2009. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3b484b4-75d4-4402-8f70-c5510045dc8A/pers-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z Strong support from Canadian Fiat Chrysler workers for an international struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/bram-a24.html A campaign team distributed the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter to FCA workers in Brampton, Ontario. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1d66cb1-0095-4dee-8576-9cad5d6e258K/bram-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader backs sellout by Ver.di trade union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/germ-a24.html Following the nursery workers' rejection of the arbitration decision to end their strike, Ver.di is receiving help from the Left Party to restore control over the situation. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5cd805c-0625-4217-959a-277ce3da38aH/germ-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 24-30 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/24/twih-a24.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c1b9115-5ebe-45d5-9977-edb620800caK/twih-a24.html 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z EU backs Greece’s Tsipras as Left Platform splits from Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/gree-a22.html The new elections are part of a political conspiracy involving both Syriza and the newly formed Popular Unity Party to impose unpopular austerity measures. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef196069-10c7-4f29-8b5b-b2e9821c78dE/gree-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Panic sell-off on world financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/pers-a22.html The meltdown on equity markets is being driven by signs that the world economy is sliding into a new recession or outright depression. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7815a9c5-8002-4a0a-9171-a285c0fe009B/pers-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Troops fire on refugees trying to enter Macedonia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/mace-a22.html The vicious assault unfolded amid a crisis over how to deal with the growing numbers fleeing to Europe to escape war and poverty. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a2a5fb6-df16-4120-87f5-3ab25952042B/mace-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Tensions deepen on the Korean Peninsula following ultimatum by Pyongyang http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/kore-a22.html The underlying conflict between the US and China dramatically amplifies the dangers of any military clash on the Korean Peninsula. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d243f256-20c2-477f-baa1-2b790b72474K/kore-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Thousands of US steelworkers rally in advance of contract expiration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/stee-a22.html Workers at US Steel and ArcelorMittal demonstrated across the US this week in opposition to concession demands. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b3d7a33-e67a-4cc6-b6b5-15a4fa16736L/stee-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Autopsy reveals St. Louis police shot teenager Mansur Ball-Bey in the back http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/poli-a22.html The autopsy results, along with witness testimony, strongly indicate that St. Louis police lied to cover up a brutal murder committed by two of their officers. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26369edf-0f8d-4d69-8c94-2a00cb8df7dH/poli-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z German parliamentary committee demands increase in military budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/germ-a22.html The German establishment’s war policies are being developed in close collaboration with the Left Party and the trade unions. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff59fd91-c4fa-41bb-bd60-60f3bbacc58A/germ-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z New York City lawyers suggest health care provider committed a crime in death of Rikers Island inmate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/rike-a22.html Court documents indicate that New York City will opt out of a contractual obligation to defend the health care provider at Rikers Island. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ed752d0-e569-4ab1-87d1-926ac95cd5dB/rike-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Britain: Labour leadership beset by talk of splits, coups and legal challenges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/corb-a22.html Reports have revealed the extraordinary efforts by sections of the Labour Party to stop veteran “left” MP Jeremy Corbyn from winning the contest for party leader. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16b86e86-e13e-4f5a-b3d4-cde0e60baa4G/corb-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Turkey before the elections: Political instability, economic crisis and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/turk-a22.html Recent polls show that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamic-conservative AKP continue to lose support. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c0b5d4c-43d4-48c3-8f8d-912f8786e34O/turk-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Pro-US UNP leader sworn in as new Sri Lankan prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/sril-a22.html The new coalition government will deepen the assault on the democratic rights and living standards of working people and enmesh the island in US war preparations against China. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2911b6d8-ec65-4db9-af61-4853dca8848C/sril-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Australia called on to join illegal US military operations in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/ausy-a22.html Australia has a long history of participating in Washington’s criminal wars in the Middle East. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a39d076-cef5-41ef-9288-1f97ff96884B/ausy-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z New Zealand rail company prepares further job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/nzkr-a22.html Successive Labour and National-led governments, assisted by the unions, have already devastated the railway system over the past three decades. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/558fc657-5da2-49a1-95e2-7143252b36aI/nzkr-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z WSWS campaigns for unity of US and Canadian autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/cana-a22.html A <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> Autoworkers Newsletter reporting team spoke to workers at the General Motors plant in Ontario about the need for an international strategy for autoworkers to fight for jobs and wages. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/363ef7ac-3d8e-4358-a75d-b8cee9690aeJ/cana-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter: A revealing confrontation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/clin-a22.html The much-publicized encounter sheds light on the essentially right-wing character of both the Democratic frontrunner and the proponents of identity politics. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39985db6-44dd-4bca-a3fd-40df6db1352A/clin-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/labo-a22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36eb3a37-b707-4f92-b27f-ab2d9ac2503I/labo-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Xavier Dolan’s <em>Mommy</em>: The story of a troubled youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/22/queb-a22.html The fifth feature film by Quebecois director Xavier Dolan, only 25 years of age, won numerous awards in 2014 and 2015. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91c0958d-095f-49db-9341-69a12b5a4b7L/queb-a22.html 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z Global markets plunge amid signs of deepening slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/econ-a21.html US stocks fell by the largest amount since February 2014, as fears of a world economic slowdown mixed with concerns over global exchange rate instability and geopolitical conflict. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cf1a98f-3fdd-460d-b10d-f5e43bb5f18E/econ-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z In bid to ram through austerity package, Tsipras calls snap elections in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/gree-a21.html The snap election is a cynical attempt to boost Syriza’s vote before the austerity policies go into effect, in anticipation of a confrontation with the working class. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2999418-285b-44d8-9e41-3e0f2110f14F/gree-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Locked out Allegheny Technology steelworkers determined to fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/stee-a21.html Locked out workers and their supporters in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area spoke to the WSWS about the issues in their struggle. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d96a66d0-2215-4496-a705-22ddaa5ec61A/stee-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Brutal crackdown on protest against police violence in St. Louis, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/stlo-a21.html As a crowd of roughly 100 people gathered after police murdered Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, authorities responded by sending a SWAT team in an armored vehicle. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11603551-355c-4454-8d00-8a9cfa460fdK/stlo-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z North and South Korea exchange artillery fire across border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/kore-a21.html The hostilities follow weeks of accusations and counter-accusations since two South Korean soldiers were maimed by landmines. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89d0d8e4-f97d-457d-913a-add982d507eM/kore-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z War-mongering against Russia by the German parliament’s official newspaper http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/germ-a21.html The official newspaper of Germany’s parliament has combined foul anti-Russian propaganda with an unbelievable falsification of history in regard to the Second World War. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eca24f6-5e8c-4e7e-8455-73724753cd2G/germ-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z China: Details emerge of safety violations and corruption in Tianjin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/tian-a21.html The warehouse that exploded was only able to operate because of the owners’ political connections. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13ff8e8c-b19b-49a6-9c59-119f1c8b243P/tian-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z “Lay us off now,” Chicago Teachers Union official says http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/chic-a21.html Jesse Sharkey, a leading member of the International Socialist Organization and the second in command at the CTU, is advising district officials on how best to enact mass layoffs. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f69e406-ef9e-419a-8177-fb64d7755f6K/chic-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/mann-a21.html The imprisoned whistleblower was sentenced to 21 days of restrictions but was spared indefinite solitary confinement following public outrage over the trial. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f54b36c2-53f8-43ad-9387-cb8eca898c7D/mann-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Escalating heroin epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/hero-a21.html Central Appalachia’s largest city has seen at least 520 drug overdoses since the beginning of the year, and 34 people have died. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f30b6e6-3c0a-447b-bb0a-86ff28e7308L/hero-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP leader applauds Thatcher’s legacy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/ndpl-a21.html Mulcair’s praise for the former British Prime Minister is a damning indictment of the trade unions and pseudo-left forces who claim that the NDP offers a progressive alternative. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7b6bade-0458-46d3-b0c0-aef0d8e42e0G/ndpl-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Dispute over coal mine highlights Australian political turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/mine-a21.html The Abbott government’s frenzied response to the Adani case reflects the intensifying pressure from the corporate elite for the dismantling of all barriers to increased profits. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c101c304-1904-4872-b24b-08078ce34f6A/mine-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Capitalism and the global refugee crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/pers-a21.html Millions have been made homeless and thrown into grinding poverty as a result of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b13644e-1e88-4673-b19f-a6e99736792N/pers-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Leon Trotsky’s place in history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/reco-a21.html Published here is a section of a lecture delivered on the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky. The full lecture is included in David North’s book, <em>In Defense of Leon Trotsky</em>. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2295c59-ae99-4ec9-b7be-c9e46c5005eD/reco-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: “National unity government” to implement harsh austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/sril-a21.html During the election, the SEP alone warned that all the capitalist parties were united in their determination to impose the burden of the economic crisis onto working people. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58844fe6-a30c-47f8-9a4e-7c481d869a5N/sril-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z German “democrat” Heribert Prantl lauds vote on austerity for Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/heri-a21.html Heribert Prantl of the <em>Süddeutsche Zeitung</em> praised the Bundestag debate on the Greek austerity measures as “highly refreshing for parliamentary democracy.” Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44bf6a7d-70bb-4869-80b3-31f07368398L/heri-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z <em>The Good Fight</em>: the latest from Washington DC-based hip hop artist Oddisee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/good-a21.html While avoiding many of the more overt expressions of self-absorption, many of the Oddisee’s attempts to reflect reality remain purely on an individual and superficial plane. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/103d1a34-0001-436d-b8be-1a7a73567a7L/good-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/21/wrks-a21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute regular feature. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09da624a-162d-49d8-85a7-50461b308beK/wrks-a21.html 2015-08-21T05:00:00Z US steelworkers, autoworkers demand wage hikes in new contracts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/stee-a20.html Steelworkers are protesting against wage freezes and benefit cuts as autoworkers vote for strike action. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f59220c8-5221-454e-9d7f-299911978dfM/stee-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z St. Louis police kill 18-year-old, send SWAT teams against demonstrators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/poli-a20.html As a crowd began to gather immediately after the shooting, numerous backup police arrived in full SWAT gear and with an armored vehicle, denying protesters the right to assemble. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbddf487-96ac-4a74-b067-59e353a78d0B/poli-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z US police expanding use of potentially warrantless cellphone trackers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/phon-a20.html New documents reviewed by the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> reveal that law enforcement agencies are expanding their use of cellphone-tracking devices. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c1c70fd-36e7-4b9c-b58b-e96abb1c0f7K/phon-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Amazon office workers subjected to brutal exploitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/amaz-a08.html Amazon’s white-collar employees are routinely expected to work 80 hour workweeks and are penalized for any lost productivity, including from pregnancy or serious illness. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d64cec6-bde0-4cb9-9877-161d22eebdcH/amaz-a08.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Yemen faces humanitarian crisis as US-backed assault continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/yeme-a20.html Reports released this week document the devastating impact of the Saudi-led onslaught on Yemen, which has killed hundreds of children and limited access to food, water and medicine. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d42e4f1-ff21-4001-af29-94174770deeK/yeme-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z German Army and NATO begin major military exercises against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/germ-a20.html One of the largest multinational exercises in years on German territory, “Swift Response”, began on Monday. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f7f21dc-1777-45bb-9767-f709ba4a297P/germ-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z German parliament votes by a large majority for Greek austerity plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/gree-a20.html The surrender by the Syriza government in Greece has clearly strengthened the Merkel government in Germany and the drive for austerity policies throughout Europe. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da5cfd6e-f3b3-4c34-b9a0-1542c72ddeaL/gree-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Need for food assistance rising in US despite claims of recovery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/food-a20.html Food banks and food pantries report that millions of families are still making difficult choices between eating and paying for other necessities Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85f6dd03-212a-41cf-8ad0-764b58d97fdA/food-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Royal Commission debacle compounds Australian government crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/abbo-a20.html At the heart of the Dyson Heydon affair is the escalating dissatisfaction of the corporate elite with the Abbott government for failing to carry through the austerity agenda. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e713a277-f9ce-4d18-9ce5-40eda6a7051K/abbo-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Australian transport union calls off Melbourne train and tram strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/rail-a20.html The state Labor government reacted with undisguised hostility to the prospect of the first public transport strike in Melbourne since 1997. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e825a271-1bf2-4631-9d6b-c19e558046eF/rail-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/pers-a20.html Seventy-five years after his death, Trotsky emerges ever more clearly as a world historical figure who not only influenced the course of the 20th century, but whose writings and ideas remain an essential guide for orienting the working class today. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/376db057-7715-49e1-b0f6-8899157e9b5I/pers-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z The significance of the SEP’s vote in Sri Lankan elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/sepl-a20.html The support for the SEP indicates a turn by an advanced section of workers and the oppressed masses towards the perspective of socialist internationalism. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7303aa42-8243-44a0-9d86-28ce8d2c8bfO/sepl-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Jeremy Corbyn’s economic plan to rescue British capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/corb-a20.html The programme advanced by Corbyn in his campaign for Labour Party leadership challenges neither the market economy, nor the major corporations and banks. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be8e45be-4759-4ee4-8560-03b3c7a0f1fM/corb-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z Pro-US United National Party to form government in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/slel-a19.html While the UNP win has blocked a comeback by former President Mahinda Rajapakse, the political turmoil in Colombo will only continue and deepen. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d994965a-9e6c-4f52-a1bd-cc988eedd54D/slel-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z European parliaments move to back austerity measures for Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/gree-a19.html There is no serious opposition in a single European parliament to the brutal cuts being imposed on Greece, which mean untold misery for millions of workers and youth. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7070bd9-013a-4608-81a4-010ff4550fcL/gree-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Chinese official, company managers under investigation after Tianjin disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/tian-a19.html China’s national director of the State Administration of Work Safety, Yang Dongliang, has been removed from his position. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edd7d916-f219-4efd-8f86-08131e4cb87C/tian-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Thai junta exploits Bangkok bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/thai-a19.html While the perpetrator of Monday’s attack has not been identified, the US-backed military regime is using it as a pretext to mobilise the armed forces and intimidate opponents. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a09f352d-d963-47ed-a6d4-39fef273c67C/thai-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Albuquerque police officers who killed homeless man to stand trial for murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/boyd-a19.html A judge ruled Tuesday in favor of trying two Albuquerque Police Department officers for the shooting death of James Boyd in March 2014. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/857edeb1-6fcf-4a9a-988b-0c1cebfc13cM/boyd-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z US states move to cut Planned Parenthood funding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/plan-a19.html Officials in a number of Republican-controlled states are seeking to cut funding to the group that provides reproductive and health services to 5 million women annually. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d77d7110-1390-4f0c-83dd-31631e706f0K/plan-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z French presidency has “kill list” of people targeted for assassination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/fkil-a19.html President Hollande reportedly reviews the French state’s murder programme with high-ranking military and intelligence officials. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c9e8d3b-6e6d-4105-ba68-01f015e7fd7E/fkil-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Mass protests demand release of Palestinian hunger striker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/pale-a19.html Hunger striker Mohammad Allaan’s defiant stand to protest his detention without trial exposes both the Israeli and the Palestinian authorities. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a717c6ed-b3b9-4fc8-a3e3-b76d9ba315cP/pale-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Demand grows for closure of UK’s Yarl’s Wood detention centre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/yarl-a19.html The women at Yarl’s Wood are amongst the most vulnerable in society, fleeing from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/260e6f57-ac71-4fe1-8b10-e9b1fcf32f1N/yarl-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Canada’s New Democrats seek to bolster right-wing economic credentials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/cana-a19.html NDP leader Thomas Mulcair reinforced his party’s commitment to big business as he unveiled the party’s candidate to challenge the Conservatives in upcoming elections. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a76acb9-17d4-40d5-9b02-1ca1ada577dD/cana-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Australian union sells out Woolworths warehouse strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/wool-a19.html After isolating the walkout and telling workers that they could face crippling fines, the NUW pushed through a return-to-work vote. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1091c73-e623-4114-b1fa-4c32745f561B/wool-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z World capitalism “toboggans toward catastrophe” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/pers-a19.html Seven years after the Wall Street crash, fears are growing within ruling circles internationally that the world capitalist economy is descending into depression. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59067c1e-a904-43d7-81d5-38cac00cbf9O/pers-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Payment for services rendered: Obama prepares to cash in on presidency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/obam-a19.html A <em>New York Times</em> article Monday described the process of aggressive fundraising for a billion-dollar “post-presidency.” Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d115402-2b13-4f13-b4ec-d9f6f907e1dN/obam-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant appears with Sanders at Democratic Party rally in Seattle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/sawa-a19.html By functioning as campaign staffers for Sanders, Sawant and Socialist Alternative are responding to a deepening crisis within the Democratic Party. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a36ca09-175d-49c4-97c0-4af44461702C/sawa-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z Julian Bond, veteran of early civil rights struggle and pillar of establishment, dies at 75 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/19/bond-a19.html The outpouring of official tributes illustrates the political trajectory of the leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f85327be-1970-4124-b7b3-ee902d3404fJ/bond-a19.html 2015-08-19T05:00:00Z The cover-up of torture in America’s prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/pers-a18.html The media has maintained near-total silence on last week’s revelation that prisoners were tortured in Upstate New York with the apparent involvement of governor Andrew Cuomo. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9c9188d-3c1f-429b-898b-703756b529cJ/pers-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan election results foreshadow political upheavals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/slel-a18.html Whichever party—the UNP or SLFP—finally forms the next government will accelerate the austerity agenda being demanded by the IMF. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/552079f9-b8b9-4cc0-a98d-361a07d3c88I/slel-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Japan contracts as world economy lurches toward depression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/econ-a18.html The Japanese report followed a wave of negative data pointing to sharply slower growth in China and last week’s surprise devaluation of the renminbi. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80ed00db-82d0-482e-93f5-e71a8a8e840J/econ-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z US Steel to close blast furnace, cut 1,100 jobs at Alabama mill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/steel-a18.html The job cuts by US Steel and the lock out of Allegheny Technology workers are aimed at blackmailing workers into accepting sweeping concessions. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe0548f3-a82b-49a7-920d-0681828c82cN/steel-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Autoworkers vote for strike as UAW continues silence on talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/auto-a18.html The overwhelming strike votes by Fiat Chrysler workers stand in sharp contrast to the continued stonewalling by UAW leaders on the content of negotiations. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/331639df-6dff-470c-90b1-0ace4eb87f0L/auto-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Chinese regime seeks to censor outrage over Tianjin disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/tian-a18.html A major reason for the popular anger is the reality that a catastrophe of similar or greater dimensions could occur any day, in any number of Chinese cities and towns. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/891a3c25-86e7-4aa1-9170-0dfb15a69ddA/tian-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Scores of refugees die brutally in the Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/medi-a18.html At least 49 migrants died in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat off the coast of Libya Saturday, thought to have asphyxiated after inhaling fumes from fuel. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8ed798f-7198-4a8a-8afa-54d6e22083dL/medi-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Refugees confront appalling conditions in the Balkans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/balk-a18.html Refugees traveling the 4,000 kilometres between Syria and Germany, France and Sweden must endure a treacherous journey through Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b55c1340-69ce-4ea5-9f12-54a31c29df8G/balk-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Pentagon to expand drone killing program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/dron-a18.html The Pentagon plans to increase the number of drone flights around the globe to 90 per day, significantly expanding its aerial killing and surveillance capabilities. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f153742a-72af-4c6e-aba8-6b72bbf5177K/dron-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Hugo Pinell, last of the “San Quentin Six,” murdered in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/fols-a18.html The long-time political prisoner was killed only two weeks after he was released into the general prison population after more than 40 years of solitary confinement. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b773427f-fad6-4336-a338-277cc167e48P/fols-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Alabama budget proposals threaten state Medicaid program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/alab-a18.html Drastic cuts proposed in the state legislature would put an end to Medicaid in Alabama, as the program depends on matching funds from the federal government. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a281e843-bc0d-4448-a338-10af3b22c2eC/alab-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania budget stalemate in seventh week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/budg-a18.html The state's homeless shelters, food banks, and early childhood programs are starting to run out of money. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c293ae08-940b-48f0-a831-0acc495b5c6H/budg-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Egyptian military regime adopts draconian “anti-terrorism” legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/egyp-a18.html The measure further strengthens the repressive apparatus of one of the most bloody dictatorships in the world. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60c0793e-d613-4e7b-addc-995c3eae16eP/egyp-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z UK’s Kids Co charity folds after government withdraws backing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/kico-a18.html Founder Camilla Batmanghelidjh said the charity had been subject to a trial by media. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e655b68f-4150-4824-9020-db84ea7ff3bK/kico-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Australian maritime union in talks with Hutchison to impose cost-cutting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/dock-a18.html The MUA celebrated the “pleasing” fact that Hutchison agreed to hold “formal talks” on how to cut jobs and conditions. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7896c174-3f48-42dd-880f-b2c9068e400N/dock-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Thousands protest Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/nztp-a18.html The anti-TPP campaign is working overtime to divert opposition into reactionary nationalist and protectionist channels. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f89d8fc-b45b-4ff9-ac4e-b7e1449d0b0I/nztp-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP’s final election meeting warns of sharp struggles ahead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/slpm-a18.html The Socialist Equality Party held its final election meeting in Colombo, summing up its campaign for a revolutionary socialist program. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e245065-a683-4928-b41f-2ac278b3e3bH/slpm-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z <em>The Devil is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miners and their Battle for Freedom</em>, by James Green http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/mine-a18.html The book’s most important—and timely—contribution is its revelation of the startling level of violence that characterized class relations in an earlier period. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5212428-dd0b-4081-95d8-7487114fd3fM/mine-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/18/wkrs-a18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/212c9d8e-e093-4eb8-829d-2b92b8ee359K/wkrs-a18.html 2015-08-18T05:00:00Z AT&amp;T collaboration with the NSA reveals US corporate-intelligence nexus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/attn-a17.html Classified NSA documents published this weekend have further exposed the vast scale of collaboration between the NSA and US telecommunications giants. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f631ece6-2f3b-4eba-8c2b-52f8e013f7cO/attn-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh-based steel manufacturer locks out 2,200 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/stee-a17.html Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is demanding increased out-of-pocket health care costs, more flexible work rules and the elimination of defined-benefit pensions for new hires. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f28fc48a-591c-43e7-b08e-e616716b3b1J/stee-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Japanese PM’s speech on World War II riddled with duplicity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/japa-a17.html Abe’s speech maintained a veneer of pacifism and contrition even as his government expands Japan’s military forces and prepares for new wars. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55314d99-a088-4e91-9818-e4e0a2d3889H/japa-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Fiat-Chrysler workers overwhelmingly support strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/chry-a17.html Autoworkers told the WSWS that strike authorization votes this week passed by a landslide at Chrysler’s Jefferson North and Belvidere Assembly plants. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c726d7c5-7eda-42a5-ba5c-ccf51287ca3C/chry-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Republican candidate Trump backs deportation of millions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/elec-a17.html Billionaire Donald Trump has called for deporting all 11 million undocumented workers, as well as their children born in the United States. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b31095bf-c5f4-4e20-8c05-d75ef7f1ce2O/elec-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Austrian government intensifies crackdown on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/aust-a17.html Hundreds of refugees, many from the Middle East, have been camped out in searing heat in front of the main refugee centre near Vienna. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a86d2068-24f7-488e-960f-c68cecc1d04I/aust-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Australian wharfies voice concerns about MUA sellout of Hutchison strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/dock-a17.html In a move that directly mirrored its betrayal of the 1998 waterfront dispute, the union shut down the strike after obtaining a court ruling that left the sacked wharfies outside the company gates. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c05dc5fc-5c19-46eb-9b4e-19fef25f6c5O/dock-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Canadian prime minister proposes ban on travel to areas under “terrorist” control http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/cana-a17.html Harper seeks to exploit the threat of terrorism to undermine democratic rights within Canada and step up Ottawa’s military interventions around the world. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecfe4f57-a844-413c-a4ff-868bfd3312fI/cana-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 17-23 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/twih-a17.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4012398b-eec8-4e19-9487-a3a88292908B/twih-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Corruption and bankruptcy at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/berl-a17.html Public prosecutors are investigating construction company Imtech on suspicion of embezzlement, bribery, price-fixing and false accounting. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d1cd48b-e9fe-4119-96fc-4735015928cK/berl-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Germany: No confidence vote against Ver.di union in day care dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/verd-a17.html The rejection of the arbitration decision in the day care strike amounts to a rebellion by workers against the Ver.di union leadership. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/145291cf-5461-448b-89f0-596b9b4b3bcL/verd-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z UK government to cut number of cancer drugs available on the NHS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/canc-a17.html The Conservatives plan to reduce the list of 65 funded cancer drugs by 37 items, which will severely impact the survival rates of thousands cancer patients. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed2d6bd7-283e-492d-81ed-dd9161f3289K/canc-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z “Ferocious” slump in dairy prices rocks New Zealand economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/nzec-a17.html New Zealand’s biggest company has announced a deep cut in its payout to dairy farmers amid a sharp downturn on world markets. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2419f7d-53dc-4b35-83c4-f22825eda48J/nzec-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z For a united offensive of autoworkers and steelworkers against the corporate-government assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/pers-a17.html The convergence of these contract expirations poses the potential and the necessity for a joint struggle against the corporate-government attack on the working class. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a297176-1838-4a2e-96d8-31791679fe9M/pers-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan general election signals deepening political instability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/sril-a17.html Today’s election is being held in the wake of a US-backed regime-change operation in January that ousted former President Rajapakse because of his ties with China. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ac31a9f-b9fe-41ba-b9d3-3392ec9b8a7A/sril-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Paris public meeting discusses world significance of Sri Lankan elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/meet-a17.html International Committee of the Fourth International supporters held a well-attended meeting to discuss the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) election campaign. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a45e782-a601-4360-b84a-8cfd856594dG/meet-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z <em>The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/17/wur1-a17.html <em>The Mighty Wurlitzer</em> is an examination of the CIA’s 1947-67 campaigns against anti-capitalist and socialist thought. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a22d4f8-7d47-4a93-86d2-4fbe1a9367fC/wur1-a17.html 2015-08-17T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs worldwide as corporate mergers near new record http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/jobs-a15.html Under conditions of slowing economic growth and record amounts of cash on corporate balance sheets, mergers and acquisitions are being used to intensify the assault on the working class. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/082b788c-3f5e-4eae-91f9-3ef6f2d4020J/jobs-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z The Tianjin explosions and the discrediting of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/pers-a15.html The promises that the Chinese masses would ultimately benefit from rampant capitalist development are lying in tatters. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/503061f5-3036-480d-8c76-3b79ab9fedeH/pers-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Eurogroup approves austerity deal with Syriza-led Greek government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/gree-a15.html Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem welcomed Syriza’s passage of measures that will cut the living standards of millions of workers and further devastate the economy. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08fcdcc5-921f-4cc9-9feb-0a5c19d9ed3D/gree-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Kerry travels to Cuba to raise flag at American embassy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/cuba-a15.html The ceremony marked a further step in “normalizing” relations, i.e., opening up Cuba for exploitation by US corporations. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e1c8b59-00dc-4a1a-b8d9-52661b0a822A/cuba-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Large demonstrations in Ecuador against Correa government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/ecua-a15.html As thousands of workers and indigenous peasants descended on Quito, the Bolivarian government of Rafael Correa sent police to attack the demonstrators. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e5fb74f-a98d-4110-970e-e53ac32ad46B/ecua-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Chelsea Manning facing indefinite solitary confinement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/mann-a15.html The whistleblower faces solitary confinement for disorderly conduct, disrespecting corrections officers and having prohibited items. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e4d3b4a-54c3-46f3-b23a-8d495fcb2c4M/mann-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Connecticut high court rules state death penalty unconstitutional http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/conn-a15.html The state court’s 4-3 ruling declared that in the modern age the death penalty meets the definition of cruel and unusual punishment. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312d1e93-35dc-4dbf-be4e-e165e4075f5M/conn-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Sacked Hutchison workers barred entry after Australian union sells out strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/hutc-a15.html The court ruling gave the union precisely what it wanted: to shut down the strike and demobilise workers, while it manoeuvres for a negotiated job-cutting deal. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/362528d7-10ef-47ac-ad9a-99b2c3970b6K/hutc-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Australia: Union officials force SEP supporters off Sydney dock picket http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/unio-a15.html The unions are trying to silence criticism because they cannot answer the truth—they are carrying out a betrayal of the Hutchison workers. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bea8f986-c005-4b33-9b84-03f1dcc8489H/unio-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Melbourne transport workers vote for industrial action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/rail-a15.html After almost unanimous votes for industrial action, the union is seeking to cobble together a sellout deal with the state Labor government. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b8ffcc6-aa70-4606-834a-f5378c99656N/rail-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z What does the “Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon” represent? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/corb-a15.html While the support for British Labour politician Jeremy Corbyn represents a growth of oppositional sentiment, those looking to a Corbyn victory to provide an alternative to austerity will be cruelly disappointed. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9383cc8a-829d-41d0-b94e-859b4a52a5eJ/corb-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Australian government in turmoil as economic pressures intensify http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/aust-a15.html The corporate elite is venting its frustration at the Abbott government’s failure to deliver a far deeper onslaught on workers’ living standards. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dffc1647-875b-48af-a54f-7393b1503e7F/aust-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Vote for the Socialist Equality Party! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/slel-a15.html The SEP is standing 43 candidates in three of the country’s 22 electoral districts—Colombo, Jaffna and Nuwara Eliya. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f85e7af-3873-42a6-aea7-4af9347748fE/slel-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Tamil nationalist groups adopt pro-imperialist policy in Sri Lankan elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/tnpf-a15.html The Tamil National People’s Front and the Crusaders for Democracy are aligned with the Sirisena government and US imperialism against Tamil and Sinhala workers. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03a0afb5-efa1-49f9-b45e-36764a9db61F/tnpf-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president to block Rajapakse as prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/sril-a15.html Sirisena’s letter, aimed at bolstering the UNP’s electoral prospects, underscores the deep political crisis surrounding the whole election. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/940e9b2d-c27b-433a-8983-a75304a185dK/sril-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z <em>New York Times</em> uses rape allegations to promote a wider war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/rape-a15.html Rape was not a serious problem before Washington intervened to occupy Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein, overthrow and murder Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and ignite a sectarian civil war in Syria. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87397aaf-7324-4417-884e-8198e97387bP/rape-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z The curious career of Cheryl Gwyn, New Zealand’s inspector-general of intelligence and security http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/gwyn-a15.html Gwyn, who oversees New Zealand’s state spy apparatus, was once a member of the Pabloite Socialist Action League. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ee6d758-f650-46b4-859b-150f82796c9C/gwyn-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/labo-a15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f07aac3-8c5b-425c-9321-a7a7b54d8b0N/labo-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Greek parliament votes for new round of austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/gree-a14.html The measures backed by the Syriza-led government, in line with the demands of the European banks, are a further assault on Greek workers and youth, following years of brutal austerity measures. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fe783ce-0c2a-4bcd-9473-8da1771384aB/gree-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z An international strategy for autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/pers-a14.html Transnational corporations like Toyota, VW, GM, Nissan and Ford are driven to slash labor costs to satisfy the unrelenting appetite of global finance capital. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fe42084-04da-451c-adb9-d03f335d639O/pers-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z China: More than 50 dead in Tianjin factory explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/chin-a14.html The Chinese regime has responded nervously to the disaster, which is intensifying its political crisis. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e152315-72c8-4005-9fef-0e4d83f8b3eE/chin-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Australian waterfront union betrays Hutchison strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/hutc-a14.html While claiming a “victory,” as it did in 1998, the MUA is sending the Hutchison Ports workers back to work today, with many to lose their jobs. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4505f93-4c95-46c1-803f-723ec2fd612L/hutc-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Sweden drops some allegations against Julian Assange but US-backed persecution continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/assa-a14.html The passing of five years has not dampened Washington’s vindictive pursuit of the WikiLeaks editor. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d960b452-f170-4cd6-b50f-c1c9622a2eeJ/assa-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Major powers intensify diplomatic maneuvering over fate of Assad regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/syri-a14.html The Russian government held negotiations this week aimed at a political settlement to end the war in Syria through installation of a transitional national unity regime. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08945b64-6725-40a3-b610-25b02ac58cfM/syri-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Kentucky county official defies court order on gay marriage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/gays-a14.html The Rowan County clerk has refused to issue any marriage licenses at all since the Supreme Court decision striking down all bans on gay marriage. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1b4a603-f0cb-48bb-8092-9a63b7d09c2D/gays-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Texas carries out its tenth execution of 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/exec-a14.html Daniel Lopez was considered a death penalty “volunteer,” having written letters to a federal judge pleading for his execution to move forward. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4647b31f-a096-478e-8588-28932d7dcbdO/exec-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Chicago Public Schools announces hundreds of teacher layoffs, spending and pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/chic-a14.html The nation’s third largest school district has released an annual budget slashing jobs and spending, and demanding concessions from teachers. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c1eeb2b-b406-4f10-ae47-7082aa93cedG/chic-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z First round of Haitian legislative elections held amidst immigration and political crises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/hait-a14.html Some 66,000 people have returned from the Dominican Republic to Haiti under threat of deportation and face dire conditions. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c9199db-3e6d-414b-af0d-9e1e6452515K/hait-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z UK Conservative government escalates attacks on asylum seekers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/immi-a14.html A new Immigration Bill will slash the already miserly level of support given to families seeking asylum. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/758051af-5f49-459e-ba52-65d814387fbI/immi-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z German companies profit from the new “refugee industry” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/refu-a14.html Thousands of people who seek refuge in Germany from poverty, war and dictatorship find catastrophic conditions upon their arrival. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a05023c-f0ce-43cf-b586-709e1f3b238N/refu-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z German government supports ThyssenKrupp in fight to secure submarine contract in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/thys-a14.html The German armaments corporation ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is competing for an Australian contract for submarines worth billions of euros. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fed2a78-0bfa-4c71-ab88-076b4659c8cA/thys-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Woody Allen’s <em>Irrational Man</em>: The familiar flatness and lack of conviction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/irra-a14.html Allen’s latest film focuses on controversial philosophy professor Abe Lucas who arrives at fictional, liberal arts Braylin College in Newport, Rhode Island to teach a summer course. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d468797-77f1-4baf-b9d6-9af922dcad2C/irra-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) replies to the United Socialist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/seps-a14.html Pseudo-left organisations in Sri Lanka such as the USP are preparing to play no less treacherous a role than Syriza in Greece. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca67e48e-8a69-4255-8684-ec05cce2490G/seps-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan election: UNP uses murder scandal to smear opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/thaj-a14.html Whether the US had a hand in it or not, the latest scandal is indicative of the methods that will be employed should Rajapakse win the election. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5a5857b-e08e-4698-b515-42b6e53973fD/thaj-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/euro-a14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e570807-8f2e-431e-b52e-e8e26288b3dN/euro-a14.html 2015-08-14T05:00:00Z <link>http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/tran-a14.html</link> <description>The following is a verbatim transcription of the remarks of United Socialist Party leader Sirithunga Jayasuriya to the media outside the Jaffna district secretariat on July 13.</description> <pubDate>Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa3bb83-326e-4c36-8da0-5b64d4a2a2cL/tran-a14.html</guid> <dc:date>2015-08-14T05:00:00Z</dc:date> </item> <item> <title>China devaluation fuels market turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/econ-a13.html The efforts to limit the fallout from the decision by China to devalue its currency could be undermined by recessionary trends in the global economy. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc5d2701-bdb8-4b22-a0f6-5a734f65005A/econ-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton forced to surrender email server to FBI http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/clin-a13.html The reversal of her previous refusal to hand over the server came amid reports that emails stored on it contained “top secret” information. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6699b8a2-30c9-4d5f-9721-11f99dc38ffG/clin-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z White House defends imprisonment of immigrant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/immi-a13.html The Obama administration is appealing a court ruling that seeks to ban the imprisonment of hundreds of children and their mothers in immigration detention centers. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/feccfbbd-d770-456c-a97e-79365dd5debK/immi-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Syriza government steps up repression of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/gree-a13.html Since Syriza came to office in January, its entire policy of dealing with refugees and asylum seekers has been based on repression. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bdd9847-a3b3-42a0-ac94-369693efa43B/gree-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Explosion wreaks destruction in Chinese city of Tianjin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/chin-a13.html The Tianjin explosion is the latest in the continuous stream of industrial disasters that kill and maim thousands of Chinese workers. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0afc58cf-e071-4f36-8292-07aa73d68d4K/chin-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z German news anchor’s anti-racist comments conceal the real issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/anja-a13.html Anja Reschke’s commentary deflects attention away from those genuinely responsible—the government, mainstream politicians and the media itself. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30006c66-efb2-4f8a-8b2a-58d0b0eeef0M/anja-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Two types of visitors: Germany applies different standards to dictators and their victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/germ-a13.html Hundreds of refugees, many from the Middle East, have been camped out in searing heat in front of the main refugee centre in Berlin. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a23bdef4-35ce-4cf5-8f0e-e84233e9296J/germ-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Canada-US frictions flare over Trans Pacific Partnership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/cana-a13.html Canada’s government and business elite are livid over a US-Japanese deal that would undermine its privileged access to the US auto market. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca0541e3-f9e3-4f6e-ae97-2ca70ed7d7aA/cana-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Australian dock union goes to court to seek deal on Hutchison sackings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/hutc-a13.html The MUA’s move is similar to its legal manoeuvre in the union’s historic sellout of the 1998 waterfront dispute. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c394228-3b4b-40d2-ace2-65d6190865eG/hutc-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Australian warehouse workers defy court order to end strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/wool-a13.html The Woolworths workers have become the second group of strikers currently defying return to work orders, following similar votes by Hutchison Port workers Brisbane and Sydney. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5dcccb7-768b-45fb-be0c-f56df7b35d0O/wool-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Danger mounts of US/NATO war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/pers-a13.html An expert analysis of this year’s NATO and Russian military exercises suggests that the two sides are moving closer to outright war. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c933cb6a-d54e-4db8-bdce-86542f139a0M/pers-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Big business parties issue false pledges on unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/slec-a13.html The problems facing the youth are an indictment of these parties and the capitalist system they maintain. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd884049-b64d-43d6-9375-18e69f21da0F/slec-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Democratic Party moves to drop “Jefferson-Jackson” name from fundraisers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/jeff-a13.html The move to disassociate the Democratic Party from the two figures it has long claimed as its founders, allegedly because they were slave-owners, marks a new milestone in the party’s embrace of identity politics. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d995dc0-cd0d-40d3-9590-064c0953a50G/jeff-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Scottish Socialist Party defends Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/sspa-a13.html Scottish Socialist Party leader Colin Fox has made clear that what Syriza has done in Greece, the SSP would be more than ready to do in Scotland. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/263f773c-7581-40cb-9fdc-8d9ab7404a4I/sspa-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z UAW officials pledge no push for big gains in contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/13/auto-a13.html With US automakers recording massive profits UAW officials are striving to dampen expectations Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6706368-256a-45bc-955d-d0d6c2a171bH/auto-a13.html 2015-08-13T05:00:00Z Syriza agrees to full list of EU austerity demands in new bailout plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/gree-a12.html The proposed deal, which accepts all the main demands of the "troika," will have catastrophic consequences for Greece’s already impoverished population. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37d25209-86a9-4752-bf4e-26fb9290619F/gree-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Turkish government steps up repression of political opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/turk-a12.html Police have violently broken up peaceful antiwar demonstrations, and the government has blocked more than 90 news websites. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ab31c7b-2cd4-4733-a46a-413393a35ddJ/turk-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Ferguson protests continue in defiance of state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/ferg-a12.html Protesters demonstrated once again Monday night, and were met by riot police who used pepper spray and arrested at least 22 protesters. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2375885-a035-4f26-9f9e-02842b706b4G/ferg-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Journalists arrested during Ferguson protests last year face charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/repo-a12.html Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly are accused of trespassing and obstruction of the police for seeking to report on the protests over the killing of unarmed youth Michael Brown. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/727dfd5c-b39e-4b33-80e3-93e88df8076O/repo-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Sanders’ appeal to anger over inequality continues to draw crowds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/sand-a12.html The more than 100,000 people who attended Sanders’ recent rallies would not have found anything genuinely oppositional, let alone “socialist,” in the remarks of the senator from Vermont. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e76693a0-300a-456b-8a18-518e058b44eF/sand-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Hutchison Ports’ sackings in Australia and the global restructuring of the docks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/hutc-a12.html Hutchison is rolling out remotely-controlled automated terminals around the world, ruthlessly destroying jobs and conditions. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ce9dc2c-08a3-47e2-adf9-8f9d81d98dbE/hutc-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z New Zealand Meat Workers Union calls off two-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/nzst-a12.html The unions have been operating from the outset to isolate and wear down workers in the protracted 18-month dispute over AFFCO’s demands for further cuts to working conditions. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/114fefdd-3127-4b55-b932-028378043e3P/nzst-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Who is the new German Attorney General Peter Frank? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/newg-a12.html The new attorney general will oversee the attack on democratic rights, an expansion of the security apparatus and the creation of the framework of a police state in Germany. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68ffd9f3-dd23-4148-8ba5-943b0c96b67E/newg-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Germany: Layoffs at gourmet chain Karstadt/Perfetto http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/kars-a12.html German department store group Karstadt is closing more branches and sacking hundreds of staff. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dadfbe8-0991-4dc0-8271-4259b4cc5c0G/kars-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z New York governor implicated in torture by state prison officials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/pris-a12.html Prison guards tortured and beat dozens of inmates following the escape of two prisoners in June, hanging one with a plastic bag until he lost consciousness. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3a5b4f8-62a4-4fa7-a87c-cb8c0a95ec6G/pris-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Oppose the political censorship of the IYSSE at Australian universities! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/iyss-a12.html The IYSSE has been subjected to unprecedented acts of political censorship at a number of universities around Australia. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64e03bfc-5afc-4081-976c-2c147b28222G/iyss-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Wisconsin judge rules youths must be tried as adults for attempted murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/wisc-a12.html The two 13-year-old girls, who have been charged with attempting to kill their friend to please the fictional Slender Man character, face up to 45 years in prison if convicted. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14351a92-2757-474b-b889-837ee27cf4aF/wisc-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Three million gallons of hazardous mine waste released into Colorado river http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/colo-a12.html The Environmental Protection Agency says that the spill occurred when employees were investigating contamination at the Gold King Mine above Silverton. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8da19fa-f36a-49cc-b185-f2524181d36K/colo-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Chinese currency devaluation underscores global instability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/pers-a12.html Stock markets and commodity prices fell sharply in the wake of the decision to devalue the yuan, reflecting concerns about the perilous state of the Chinese and world economy. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a38b9c3-d274-4511-aa67-cb21f949c78K/pers-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z US, Mexican and Canadian autoworkers face common fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/mexi-a12.html As talks for a new labor contract continue, the US-based automakers are threatening to shift more production to Mexico and other lower wage countries. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5856f8c9-830f-4731-8ce2-1424600bd72N/mexi-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan election: 110 unions and NGOs back right-wing, pro-US UNP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/sril-a12.html The organisations are not only campaigning for the United National Party but are also a “colour revolution” in waiting if the party loses. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eee4775-1889-4450-80eb-50ec5e6822cK/sril-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z <em>Amy</em>, a documentary film about the British singer Amy Winehouse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/amyw-a12.html Asif Kapadia’s documentary is a straightforward and compelling account of the performer’s life starting at the age of fourteen. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/991b958d-71b6-4fa8-8b07-a3a7838f62fB/amyw-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z <em>The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/wurl-a12.html The <em>Mighty Wurlitzer</em> is an examination of the CIA’s 1947-67 campaigns against anti-capitalist and socialist thought. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bafd863f-5a95-4985-8d6e-8f45dbed21bE/wurl-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z St. Louis County declares state of emergency in crackdown against police violence protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/ferg-a11.html Police arrested over 100 demonstrators Monday and shot an 18-year-old near protests commemorating the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d325100-0b92-4104-ae0c-7946f9dbd73I/ferg-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Abadi announces reforms aimed at “decentralization” of Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/iraq-a11.html Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s political reforms are based on a strategy worked out in coordination with the Obama administration during the opening months of 2015. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/820d1f57-b7d4-4d63-8a16-1d65389ddceE/iraq-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z German economy minister celebrates the expansion of the Suez Canal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/egyp-a11.html The German elites are enamored with Egypt's dictatorship, which drowned the Egyptian revolution in blood and is creating attractive conditions for international finance capital. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cae5206-1f91-46b7-b352-b0f9cff4210M/egyp-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z US presidential candidate Bobby Jindal calls for prosecution of “sanctuary city” mayors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/jind-a11.html Jindal said he would prosecute mayors of so-called “sanctuary cities” as accomplices to any crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/235d0a22-90ec-4ee6-8bbb-40f56bca895D/jind-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Northern Virginia schools face major budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/fcps-a11.html The proposal would lead to the reduction or outright elimination of sports programs and activities such as band and drama. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f07e6c6-d94c-4b2f-8938-62b2dfe78b3K/fcps-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Port Botany and Brisbane workers oppose Hutchison’s mass sackings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/hint-a11.html Striking workers at Hutchison container terminals in Sydney and Brisbane spoke to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> about the job cuts by the multi-million dollar corporation and the dangers now facing the working class. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10348669-b245-4beb-9dd5-bb145967f24K/hint-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Italian pseudo-left supports Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/ital-a11.html Italian pseudo-left politician Nichi Vendola is dissolving his SEL organisation and preparing to establish a new “political subject” modelled on Syriza. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fadf1c9-d3f9-434b-8852-6f8530f1bffE/ital-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Spain: New National Security Law to come into force before Catalan elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/spai-a11.html With the new National Security Law, the Popular Party government will have an alternative legal instrument to confront any moves towards Catalan separation. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b53ef5a-d47f-4905-9d86-68abd59a033H/spai-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z UK: Manchester City Council bans homeless protesters from city centre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/manc-a11.html The refusal to provide the Manchester protesters with legal aid funding is part of a broader attack on access to justice in the UK. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ec0d20d-78ba-4c6c-b224-d44043affddA/manc-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Protesters denounce military legislation as Japan marks anniversary of nuclear bombings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/japa-a11.html A Nagasaki survivor recounted the horrors of the blast and denounced Prime Minister Abe’s moves to amend Japan’s post-World War II constitution. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f43a924e-7781-48a0-a9d2-9df30f5774bK/japa-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Economic downturn intensifies Australian political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/aust-a11.html A worsening economic situation is fuelling corporate discontent with the Abbott government and the entire political system. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dae325a-7076-4e68-b8fd-9065264365eJ/aust-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Hutchison workers continue strike as Australian union calls for “negotiated” job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/hutc-a11.html The MUA has responded to an industrial commission return-to-work directive by denying it has any involvement in the waterfront walkout. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f6ba710-ef48-458a-9fce-b052207067fP/hutc-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Pentagon manual justifies war crimes and press censorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/pers-a11.html The 1,165-page document elaborates a legal rationale for mass killings, detention of civilians and persecution of journalists, among other criminal actions. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/046041e1-91e6-4940-9765-8e471a12f63I/pers-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan election: Pro-US UNP appeals to big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/slel-a11.html The promotion of the UNP, the country’s oldest bourgeois party steeped in crimes against the working class, as a champion of democracy is a complete fraud. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3decdf3-e6ab-4778-bfda-cac6a808f02G/slel-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z <em>The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/wur1-a11.html <em>The Mighty Wurlitzer</em> is an examination of the CIA’s 1947-67 campaigns against militant, anti-capitalist and particularly socialist thought. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0eb817f0-5968-4ebb-b2f2-fa06e8926c7M/wur1-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/wkrs-a11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9f38db6-5e30-4977-a0af-55c68e4c93dE/wkrs-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Conflict within US political establishment over Iran nuclear accord intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/iran-a10.html The conflict within the American state presents the spectacle of a large majority in Congress pushing for imminent war against Iran. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6847655c-3936-4f24-b01e-0ad812662bfM/iran-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Police murder and class rule in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/pers-a10.html The epidemic of police killings in the US is an expression of a diseased society in which unending violence abroad is combined with vast inequality and financial parasitism at home. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e51a9b17-6cbd-4998-b887-6b0b34675bcA/pers-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Ukrainian government blacklists Russian actors and musicians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/ukra-a10.html The censorship list is a cultural component of the offensive being waged by the US and its NATO allies to remove Ukraine from Russia’s sphere of influence. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15a3d77d-a04a-4295-abe5-242575cc9daD/ukra-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico on rations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/puer-a10.html Puerto Rico’s creditors continue to insist that the country, currently suffering from extreme draught, must implement "painful" measures in response to $73 billion in debt. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5170f0cb-029a-44ba-977b-7a195ec73b7I/puer-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Australian Federal Police aid Sri Lankan unit implicated in torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/aust-a10.html The AFP has provided equipment and training to Sri Lanka’s CID, long accused of kidnappings and human rights abuses. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e12faa8a-db36-4e1c-91a2-d085d15b583G/aust-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z US psychologists’ convention bans participation in torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/apat-a10.html The American Psychological Association overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Friday banning participation in national security interrogations. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f09a0bab-9002-408c-ab18-e5c1a689760E/apat-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Federal agents sent to Baltimore to bolster local police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/balt-a10.html Local officials expressed their hope that this close collaboration between federal and local police will become a “permanent fixture” in the city. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5391956-84e6-4920-a5bf-fdfa80c9970F/balt-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Sacked Hutchison workers speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/hint-a10.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke with sacked Hutchison Port Australia workers at Sydney’s Port Botany terminal over the past two days. Workers described Hutchison’s high-productivity regime and how the company lured workers from various stevedoring companies, as well as airline, manufacturing and logistics businesses, promising them long-term employment. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7a18c40-52ba-49a9-aab6-7a54e58b604G/hint-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Windows 10: An operating system that gathers data on everything you do http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/wind-a10.html Over 14 million people upgraded to the new Windows OS in the first 24 hours, with many unaware of the privacy implications of the license agreement. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59206ef1-f7cd-4533-a90a-c034feed94eF/wind-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z UK: Kirkby residents lose class action case against Sonae Indústria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/sona-a10.html The largest class action of its kind in UK legal history followed a huge fire at the factory in June 2011, with residents complaining of skin irritation and breathing difficulties. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/517fc9d6-3f66-4f2a-a9c3-0f0f5d87051J/sona-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Volkswagen and IG Metall union plan massive job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/volk-a10.html The world’s second largest automaker is preparing to destroy the jobs and living standards of thousands of workers in Germany and internationally. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ada1346-e4f3-48b6-a671-3eaf3f1f221K/volk-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Hutchison Australia waterfront workers continue strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/hutc-a10.html No faith can be placed in the union, which has collaborated with waterfront companies for decades in restructuring that has destroyed thousands of jobs. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7be653f-69aa-415a-91cf-61d32be3711I/hutc-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Australian government budgets target working class suburbs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/nats-a10.html NATSEM research shows that the poorest suburbs are the worst affected by the budgets. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/336e6b76-9359-46a6-8469-ccc1985a315D/nats-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z <em>Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin’s Humboldt University</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/humb-a10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> announces the upcoming publication of the German edition of <em>Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin’s Humboldt University.</em> The book is available for preorder today at <a href="http://www.mehring-verlag.de">Mehring Verlag</a>. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7550109-d7b3-4970-8298-e12da4c5f60P/humb-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>Scholarship or War Propaganda? The Return of German Militarism and the Dispute at Berlin's Humboldt University</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/fore-a10.html The subject of this book goes well beyond the conflict at Berlin's Humboldt University. It is concerned with the relationship between scholarship and politics in a period of militarism, mounting international conflicts and growing social tensions. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b292aa9-8f75-4f01-a508-032ea179c4eC/fore-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z Video: The battle facing US autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/auto-a10.html Auto workers face a gang-up of the bosses, the government and the unions, which are determined to make further cuts in the pursuit of ever higher profits for wealthy shareholders. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6afb456-c650-4350-813c-9e5573f0ab2J/auto-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z SEP campaign receives support in northern Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/jaff-a10.html The Socialist Equality Party held its second northern Sri Lankan election meeting at Karainagar, where SEP campaigners held lively discussions with local residents. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20697934-870e-4228-b584-32a079665b8L/jaff-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart steps down http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/stew-a10.html The final program was of a piece with the other more than 2,500 on which Stewart appeared: a few jabs at the political establishment combined with a great heap of self-congratulation and self-satisfaction. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0055383b-715d-4fc2-a414-9998d8f350dP/stew-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z On the death of German multi-billionairess Johanna Quandt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/quan-a10.html The billions which the BMW heiress left to her children came largely from looted Jewish assets and the exploitation of forced labor and concentration camp prisoners under the Nazis. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57549646-4e1e-4fe0-93c0-03eb992903aI/quan-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 10-16 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/10/twih-a10.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ddb2f08-2338-44ef-999d-beeb625dd42O/twih-a10.html 2015-08-10T05:00:00Z One year since the death of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/pers-a08.html Last year’s events in Ferguson, Missouri exposed the reign of police violence in the US and the militarized repression with which the ruling class responds to social opposition. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e68f027-e314-47b6-93de-15394446fcbK/pers-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Report shows continuing stagnation in US jobs, wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/jobs-a08.html Friday’s jobs report shows that the American labor market failed to make any meaningful improvements last month as conditions for American workers continue to stagnate or decline. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45cb5359-fec1-41a7-84e1-c429e3a5829P/jobs-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Syracuse, New York ravaged by unemployment, poverty and low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/syra-a08.html Despite a decline in the official unemployment rate, thousands of people living in New York’s fifth largest city continue to struggle to find jobs and earn a decent living. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fb8a072-0ad2-43db-961a-0bd162dce0aG/syra-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z US, Russia reach deal for chemical weapons inspections in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/unre-a08.html The call for inspections comes two years after the Obama administration asserted categorically that the Assad regime was responsible for chemical attacks. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a1b15bb-b903-42ff-a7e1-5a9fa2e122bA/unre-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Israel’s Netanyahu government widens use of anti-democratic detention orders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/isra-a08.html The same dictatorial methods utilised in suppressing and brutalising the Palestinians are coming home. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d962c2c2-9965-48af-95ff-1d2a7c9268dM/isra-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z London Tube workers carry out 24-hour strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/tube-a08.html Although deliberately limited by the unions, the walkout brought the capital city of 8.63 million people to a virtual standstill. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5adeee8b-41e6-4bce-948c-8ea85f01c7eA/tube-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z London Tube worker describes issues in struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/lond-a08.html London Underground worker explains how the introduction of night work would set the precedent for further attacks on conditions. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bff57fb5-0a35-425a-a5e5-962515930a5B/lond-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z German court in 1992 upheld 1931 treason conviction of Carl von Ossietzky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/ossi-a08.html The BGH judges in 1992 made the decisive factor the legal opinion of judges who later became supporters of the Nazi state. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eddce982-a5dd-4801-83d8-ded78c7caf3O/ossi-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Plane debris likely to be from missing flight MH370 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/mh37-a08.html French investigators suggest that the wing-part washed up on R&eacuteunion Island in the Indian Ocean probably belonged to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f29e7a6f-0aed-4675-b28d-274e711466aF/mh37-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Chauvinist Quebec bill targets Muslim minority http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/queb-a08.html Bill 62 would bar women wearing a Muslim “face-covering” from receiving or providing public services, including education and health care. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e137839-9469-477d-91e8-0a047310908O/queb-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Hutchison Ports axes half its Australian workforce http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/hpha-a08.html The maritime union has appealed to the global stevedoring corporation for negotiations on its multi-million dollar cost-cutting plans. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28d6ce9f-575f-4908-a6f3-9f3828ebbbfM/hpha-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z New Zealand government digs in after breakdown of US-led trade talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/nztp-a08.html Protectionist opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership declared their satisfaction over the collapse of the negotiations. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/953569ce-0391-410f-8dd4-31c1d30d410A/nztp-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Australian waterfront workers denounce job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/hint-a08.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke with wharfies and waterfront maintenance workers at a protest outside Hutchison’s Port Botany container terminal in Sydney yesterday. It followed the late-night sacking almost 100 HPH employees nationally. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb26138a-c68b-4ab1-acd5-703839cbe58G/hint-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Republican presidential debate: The freak show at Quicken Loans Arena http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/deba-a08.html The ten candidates assembled on the stage represented and appealed to everything rotten and backward in American society. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40ae1b4e-01da-46bf-867f-4bdc8258d91N/deba-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Pseudo-left NSSP prepares to support US-backed “colour revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/nssp-a08.html NSSP leader Karunaratne is playing a particularly sinister role in the election campaign as a propagandist for the right-wing, pro-US UNP which is in power Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/305815d8-89c3-4d63-a896-d035e7c1ae8L/nssp-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/labo-a08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/335305cc-c323-4cb0-82a0-8e01175c08aP/labo-a08.html 2015-08-08T05:00:00Z Hundreds dead as refugee boat sinks in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/hund-a07.html The US and European powers bear responsibility for the mass deaths of refugees trying to escape the terrible conditions in their home countries. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a27500a2-0a68-4d45-9567-8e37f60e3f6E/hund-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Obama on Iran: The specter of World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/pers-a07.html The US president took the extraordinary step of going public in warning that powerful factions within Congress and the state apparatus are determined to go to war against Iran. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b315e1e-2545-42f9-ace5-afb5ef2f069P/pers-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z The sacking of the German attorney general and the assault on press freedom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/rang-a07.html The events that led to the dismissal of the German Attorney General Harald Range show the true extent of the preparations to erect an authoritarian state. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19923d95-5a8e-40b8-9d45-8633a17b3b4F/rang-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z International scholars call on Japanese PM to issue apology http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/japa-a07.html The historians’ statement comes just over two weeks before Abe’s scheduled speech on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c6a5cb3-4361-4b98-ad6a-75e9902e90dH/japa-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Obamacare enrollees highly dissatisfied with health coverage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/acap-a07.html A new poll finds that only 30 percent of people with insurance through the ACA exchanges are satisfied with their plans, mainly due to cost. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11b20e0d-cd67-43b3-a68c-f5c225c7540N/acap-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Buffalo, New York: Opioid overdosing reaches epidemic proportions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/buff-a07.html There were 10 overdoses in a single day last month, including one death, with one woman overdosing twice within three hours. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b3b4ab2-be0b-4812-b764-3b20462e903F/buff-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Wildfires spread in Northern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/fire-a07.html Over 13,000 people have been ordered to evacuate as about two dozen fires consume more than 142,000 acres. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ed65f47-f6da-45df-a7c4-63cc4c61ce2J/fire-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP promises “change” and continued austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/ndpc-a07.html The NDP is making vague promises of “change” to working people, while reassuring big business that it will keep taxes low and balance the budget. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3be13e1-decd-4c5d-8d93-435171a4a1eP/ndpc-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z UK teachers leave profession in record numbers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/educ-a07.html Applications for teaching jobs have declined by 27,000 in the last 12 months. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d65cfa6-4e5c-4dc4-9468-1f433ecbfa9L/educ-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Higher rates approved for California utilities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/08/cali-a07.html The California Public Utilities Commission has rubber-stamped a regressive measure that will force most Californians to pay higher water bills. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b748474-2831-4996-a122-395d5142259A/cali-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Australian business demands deeper cuts to wages and conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/prod-a07.html The Productivity Commission report sets out a framework for cutting wages and conditions to the levels already imposed on workers in Europe and America. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ac54223-ac4b-4a57-8afe-6a4a217304fJ/prod-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Australian state Labor government wracked by factional turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/vict-a07.html The political crisis in Victoria is being fuelled by mounting dissatisfaction in corporate circles with the government. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6ca4dfe-1aa9-43d0-85d0-8dca200fd5dL/vict-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Former Sri Lankan president mounts chauvinist election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/upfa-a07.html In his bid to become prime minister, Rajapakse is posing as the “defender of the motherland” and making populist promises that he has no intention of keeping. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cbeab00-8f21-4d9c-98ea-c2128b5ba6bO/upfa-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/wkrs-a07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/434db9b1-b93b-4a5a-a796-0a5808b9f6fH/wkrs-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Obama speech on Iran: Collapse of nuclear deal will mean war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/iran-a06.html Obama’s attempt to cast the policy shift toward Iran as a commitment to peaceful diplomacy and adherence to international law is a transparent fraud. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ac3cb4d-f084-4753-9a74-7138bf13252P/iran-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z The 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/pers-a06.html Washington’s use of the atomic weapons was aimed at terrorising not just the Japanese regime, but above all the Soviet Union, and ensuring post-war American global dominance. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdddbba1-3b88-4d33-90fd-4fc76a47d49I/pers-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z US uses ASEAN summit to escalate confrontation with Beijing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/asea-a06.html Washington’s provocative accusations against China over the South China Sea heighten the danger of war between the two nuclear-armed powers, whether by deliberate provocation or miscalculation. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efca9f2a-7806-4287-903f-052d2db4bc0I/asea-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z Thousands protest torture-murder of Mexican photojournalist and four women http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/mexi-a06.html Behind these savage killings is a campaign to silence critics of the regime and defenders of human rights. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22cc584c-7628-44e5-83af-bd8361fd8d0J/mexi-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z Obama administration finalizes climate rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/clea-a06.html The Clean Power Plan is a signal to Wall Street and the energy giants that their profits bound up with natural gas are safe. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aee50ed3-d054-4f36-b60f-3e91e6d96d3H/clea-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z ACLU files lawsuit over handcuffing of Kentucky school children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/aclu-a06.html The spread of police state measures extends into the public schools. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/233167cb-8975-4dbe-9f1f-9ad62e85e7bJ/aclu-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Bronx exposes safety issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/legi-a06.html Seven people have died and 86 have taken ill in the Bronx from the airborne bacterial form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f38799b4-38eb-4bbf-bbaf-e24f30f45c5G/legi-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z German army peddles propaganda at heavy metal concert http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/bund-a06.html In order to boost its flagging recruitment campaign, the German army has intensified its attempt to reach the “heart of society.” Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb869123-c0eb-441c-a151-a899a3b67e7N/bund-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z Surge in homelessness among young people across the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/yout-a06.html According to a new study, an estimated 1.3 million young people aged 16 to 24 have slept rough during the past year. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e71835a1-ba0b-4071-8f9c-5d343a1519cO/yout-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z Flooding across South Asia affects millions of people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/floo-a06.html Monsoonal downpours have created a humanitarian disaster, with the most impoverished and oppressed people among the worst affected. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c58aaba1-e310-42ac-8f59-f6536ffddf1A/floo-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan irrigation department residents discuss SEP policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/slel-a06.html Irrigation department and other local workers in Ratmalana, near Colombo, voice their anger over rising poverty and increasing exploitation. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ead0208-8afd-45d4-af9b-0f6925b3a09D/slel-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z <em>Mr. Holmes</em>: Old age, the perils of science, a minor mystery solved … http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/holm-a06.html In post-World War II Britain, the great detective Sherlock Holmes lives in seclusion in rural Sussex, with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her young son Roger. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/543fd851-4151-42c7-a32f-84a6c85080dB/holm-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z IYSSE, SEP (Australia) lectures: 100 years since the Zimmerwald conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/zimm-a06.html The issues that erupted at Zimmerwald a century ago have the most decisive contemporary significance. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fff20b48-afd7-4d56-bf34-899b3df1c99P/zimm-a06.html 2015-08-06T05:00:00Z Second-largest US coal producer files for bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/coal-a05.html The filing signals a new assault on jobs in the already devastated US coal industry. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd62ca0c-acfb-4808-adee-ed3e9ab12a5L/coal-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z One year of Obama’s Iraq-Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/pers-a05.html Through all its dizzying contradictions and the mass of lies employed to sell it, the war’s only consistent features are the predatory aims and methods of US imperialism. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9240cf08-51c6-48f2-a7d9-a6e290fb32dM/pers-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z Imperialist powers prepare another military intervention in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/liby-a05.html Troops from five European nations will work with US forces, the EU and the UN in an operation expected to number several thousand. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64aea760-1756-425a-872a-48ba59f1a81N/liby-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z Over 450 civilians killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/syri-a05.html The real death toll is undoubtedly far higher, because the US and its allies cover up all evidence of civilian deaths. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b552fd8d-1ba9-4fd2-ae8b-80b4f43c979J/syri-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z German government fires prosecutor over treason charge against Internet blog http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/cens-a05.html The attack by the intelligence services on Netzpolitik.org has provoked a major political crisis. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be5c0d0d-2785-433a-8b1f-7b0c5befbbeH/cens-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z Media fans speculation over possible Biden presidential bid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/bide-a05.html The rumors appear to be a trial balloon prompted by concerns over a series of crises affecting the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/593fdfca-ac33-4246-bdcd-de764fe0be5B/bide-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z Australian government announces $89 billion naval expansion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/aust-a05.html The naval build-up is an integral part of the military preparations by the US and its allies throughout Asia for war against China. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac2cd023-cfa7-43fb-afd6-3788a9523dbF/aust-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z US telecom unions order Verizon workers to stay on job as contract expires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/verizon-a05.html Unions at telecom giant Verizon have ignored the overwhelming strike vote by tens of thousands of workers. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cf56f1f-f83f-4e88-b603-9459adbebdeA/verizon-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z Washington, DC: Government officials prepare whitewash of fatal Metro accident http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/ntsb-a05.html Public officials are trying to deny that poor maintenance and underfunding may have caused an accident that resulted in one death and over 100 injuries. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca4df727-fdbb-4d9e-a711-8e9b6a0f610L/ntsb-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z France cancels Mistral helicopter-carrier sales to Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/mist-a05.html The canceling of the warship sale to Russia represents a humiliating defeat for Paris and the French military-industrial complex. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfe85ba8-f15b-498c-a97c-2977fa37049I/mist-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z UK government rips up restrictions on fracking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/frac-a05.html The British government is sending a strong signal to the fracking industry that its interests will prevail over all others. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc82377-a555-4e6c-97f5-2b4b4d817f2C/frac-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Mana Party supports Labour’s anti-Chinese campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/mana-a05.html In an attempt to whip up xenophobia, the Maori nationalist party asserted that “people of Asian descent are buying too many homes.” Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06dc81d4-e022-41a1-9197-573a58f486dN/mana-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z Tamil National Alliance presents pro-imperialist manifesto in Sri Lankan elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/tnam-a05.html The election manifesto aligns the TNA with the policies of Washington and the Colombo government installed in a US-engineered regime-change operation. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f16e16d-9db4-497e-9139-16846d26762D/tnam-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z Obama authorizes escalation of US war against Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/syri-a04.html Under the pretense of protecting a handful of US-trained mercenaries, the American president has approved air strikes against Syrian government forces. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e8487f8-ce88-4bcf-8dd9-5893158e838D/syri-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z The rot at the heart of the American economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/pers-a04.html The latest US economic data show a contraction in investment amid the lowest wage increases in more than 30 years. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f80fd2f-38c2-414e-abcc-4cf87933ac4G/pers-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z International Viewpoint, Syriza and the fraud of Greece’s “Truth Committee” on debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/gree-a04.html Syriza’s initial support for a debt audit was merely a diversion to prevent any mobilisation of the working class against the EU and the Greek ruling class. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b56a6d25-7747-42f6-b1eb-779199c89b9G/gree-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Dallas man dies after telling deputies he cannot breathe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/poli-a04.html A witness said Joseph Sheldon Hutcheson died after sheriff’s deputies put their knees on his back and throat. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0d0c4d4-2506-4a7f-9b8a-ffc0fd11d3dK/poli-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Detroit City Council imposes new 7.5 percent water rate hike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/watr-a04.html Detroit increased water rates for the second time this year. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95f02f7f-f292-4355-9751-20a4d28e5a4H/watr-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Germany takes over military training operations in Mali http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/germ-a04.html The German defense minister’s recent visit to Africa is part of the country’s scramble for the continent’s resources. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa8dfdb8-0e17-4529-b0ab-fb8ac874defI/germ-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z How Greece was looted by its creditors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/deb2-a01.html The report provides a wealth of detail about the swindling, scams and downright lies that have led to Greece’s bankruptcy. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74c4b0bd-388f-436c-9afc-1722fa916c8K/deb2-a01.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z US has spied on Japanese government for a decade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/japa-a04.html WikiLeaks documents show that NSA surveillance not only covered top government figures but also major Japanese corporations. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03503c33-c2da-467e-9e59-468b8c61475I/japa-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Calls for deployment of German army to deal with refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/raci-a04.html A leading Social Democrat has called for the army to operate German refugee reception centres. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e3e4247-bdbb-4f46-b132-1efc3a4cf7cE/raci-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z London Underground workers set to hold second 24-hour strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/lond-a04.html LU workers are involved in a political struggle with the employers and government, which want to reorganise the transport system on behalf of global capital. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36db7902-8427-4b79-8f32-a4e137c2f63J/lond-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Australian job cuts mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/jobs-a04.html Thousands more mining-related workers are expected to lose their jobs during the next 12 months, with the impact spreading across the country. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c68a4cc-49f1-4b3f-8a5b-c4c89c5ff2fO/jobs-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: JVP election manifesto woos big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/jvps-a04.html Under conditions of widespread alienation from the two main capitalist parties, the JVP is trying to show the ruling elites that it is a viable alternative. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/614455bd-6505-48fd-a2dc-3fe613e0ea2E/jvps-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Syriza’s austerity policies pave way for far right in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/gold-a04.html In pointing to the danger of the fascist Golden Dawn, Thanasis Kourkoulas, from Syriza’s Left Platform, is acting in political bad faith. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eeb4e50-c5a7-4f64-ac7a-835b1b8fcdeA/gold-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/04/wkrs-a04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff36a141-fa28-4c23-8c45-005ec1d7f06D/wkrs-a04.html 2015-08-04T05:00:00Z Washington stunned by attack on US mercenaries in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/nusr-a03.html The US reaction only underscores Washington's attempts to forge an alliance with the Al Qaeda affiliate in the war for regime change. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed20acf9-ad8d-4e70-aa9f-532bb2b2248G/nusr-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z The oligarchs’ election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/pers-a03.html A few dozen super-rich contributors are bankrolling—and thereby controlling—the 2016 presidential election campaign. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b249c6e1-8a09-4303-b911-87fe7e2219aN/pers-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z German-US tensions intensify following Turkish attack on Kurdish minority http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/turk-a03.html The latest edition of <i>Die Zeit</i> warns that Obama’s policy could lead to a direct military confrontation between the US and Syria, in turn risking military conflict with Russia and Iran. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8978e711-dc80-4c0f-8f28-40c4eed72e7C/turk-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Amnesty International report details Israeli war crimes in 2014 bombing of Rafah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/amne-a03.html The assault was marked by immense Israeli firepower directed at an essentially defenceless civilian population. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30013352-8d45-4eb7-a4f2-d31f3f7688aO/amne-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Harper formally launches Canada’s federal election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/cane-a03.html Harper used his first campaign speech to serve notice he will run a hard-right campaign, highlighting his government’s austerity record and its aggressive foreign policy. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/119d115a-5704-4524-85a6-250c075f8e4P/cane-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z US-led Pacific trade pact talks break down http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/tppc-a03.html The latest failure of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations is a debacle for the US drive to counter China. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19ae7281-2c47-40f3-bab7-505e6908fb5G/tppc-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z TPP investor-state dispute settlement clauses allow corporations to sue governments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/isds-a03.html The Obama administration’s ongoing push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a trade bloc of 12 countries—seeks to enshrine US economic dominance over the Asia-Pacific in binding agreements. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1128220-092a-41b7-9323-3f95c443c7eF/isds-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z After Syriza’s capitulation, Troika demands brutal austerity programme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/gree-a03.html According to a report in a leading Greek daily newspaper, the IMF has listed a further 16 austerity measures that must be passed by Syriza within three months. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7f73767-b9f1-4667-8ea4-9e742ff3465F/gree-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z French Foreign Minister Fabius visits Iran to boost ties after nuclear deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/frir-a03.html After taking a bellicose stance against Tehran in recent years, Paris now sees the nuclear accord as an opportunity to boost its influence in Iran. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f70ec2e-2922-4e26-9e54-2c00c0f53d1C/frir-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z One in four Michigan children live in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/kids-a03.html Child poverty in Michigan exceeds the deplorable national average of 22 percent. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/629ffbd4-0fcf-4551-9649-c12baf9d0aeJ/kids-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Chicago police investigator fired for not covering up police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/chic-a03.html A supervisor for Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority was fired last month after refusing to alter a report showing that three police officers had unjustifiably killed civilians. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e5d7083-0896-4e69-abb8-e3da335106aM/chic-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Australian parliamentary speaker resigns amid scandal over helicopter ride http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/bish-a03.html Bronwyn Bishop was compelled to step down, above all, because her extravagant spending became a focus for public hostility toward the entire parliamentary set-up. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21d093c1-48b6-4c64-ac5b-9dee986a6b1N/bish-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Union calls off District line action prior to London Underground strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/unde-a03.html Seven drivers, members of ASLEF, were suspended by LUL management for refusing to take out trains as part of union-initiated industrial action. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e4405a8-5960-4af2-9a82-852ce911c0fP/unde-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) for the 2015 general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/sepe-a03.html The SEP’s campaign aims to mobilize workers and youth in opposition to war and attacks against democratic rights, on the basis of socialist internationalism. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cca0b7f5-f31d-4092-af2f-4971548f6d1O/sepe-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Harper Lee’s <em>Go Set a Watchman</em>: More of a moneymaking than a literary event? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/gsaw-a03.html Harper Lee’s early draft of a novel, <em>Go Set a Watchman</em>, has sold over a million copies in the United States since its release two weeks ago. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9554b69c-7399-4b03-83fd-93bce3be851C/gsaw-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 3-9 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/03/twih-a03.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5fbf4a5-2581-4ffe-be73-aff94b17d8cN/twih-a03.html 2015-08-03T05:00:00Z Clashes erupt on West Bank after child is murdered by Zionist settlers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/isra-a01.html Friday’s arson attack bears the hallmarks of previous atrocities committed by religious nationalist forces. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e9c7ecb-e5aa-4267-85fc-76e0fecc7cdC/isra-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z The political bankruptcy of Syriza’s Left Platform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/pers-a01.html By giving Tsipras a green light to negotiate more EU austerity, Syriza’s Central Committee has exposed the Left Platform’s claims that there is broad opposition to austerity within Syriza. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6f6859d-7aa0-40f3-8b0b-3e442f5bf45F/pers-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z NATO scrambles jets against Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/nato-a01.html So far in 2015, NATO fighters have been scrambled more than 250 times to intercept Russian aircraft over Europe. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2df7cf7f-8262-4e12-8704-c6f50610084O/nato-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Prosecutor declines to bring charges against Cincinnati cops who lied to protect killer of Samuel DuBose http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/poli-a01.html The victim’s family has demanded that one of the officers be charged for making false statements on a police incident report. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5472d5b5-ee9d-4b11-9873-de87ff273a7D/poli-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Sanders talks “left” and moves right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/sand-a01.html After calling for a “political revolution” against the billionaires before a national audience Wednesday, Sanders spoke in quite a different vein to upper-middle class audiences Thursday and Friday. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c524f72d-75ab-4857-b6db-5e3f3e2e4e3L/sand-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z German federal prosecutor investigates blog for treason http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/netz-a01.html If a similar procedure were implemented in the US it would mean that any journalist who wrote on the material exposed by Edward Snowden would be liable for prosecution. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05cd3bdc-cbf8-4bec-97ef-2e4a1295914N/netz-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Unidentified gunmen fire on Sri Lankan election rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/sril-a01.html The violent attack is another symptom of the political tensions underpinning the bitter rivalry in the August 17 election campaign. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/402fa590-baac-4e48-8b29-18acf06d069A/sril-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Australian unions promote anti-Chinese nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/chin-a01.html Amid growing unemployment, union leaders are staging protests to denounce a Free Trade Agreement with China. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d32473f-249b-4e3b-b3ed-8fb9f6722e6O/chin-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Tensions between India and Pakistan escalate despite Modi-Sharif meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/indp-a01.html India’s 15-month-old BJP government continues to integrate New Delhi ever more completely into Washington’s anti-China “pivot.” Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e49a37d5-8615-4c74-af88-b58d9e23613C/indp-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Airplane debris may be from missing flight MH370 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/mh37-a01.html If the wing-flap is found to belong to MH370, it would be the first piece of evidence that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57c48b86-bd99-4132-827b-f05f0de4ed7A/mh37-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Economic slowdown in Peru ignites social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/peru-a01.html Two out of three Peruvians report being unable to live off of their salaries, while just 113 families monopolize 46 percent of the country’s wealth. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bb4ffa0-fd7d-4b26-adc1-e73cda78317G/peru-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Glasgow homeless caseworkers’ strike ended http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/scot-a01.html Caseworkers will be returning to an even more chaotic and failing service compared with 17 weeks ago. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1718bf27-0465-48de-9b97-ffcd0cb067aG/scot-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party holds first election meeting in Sri Lanka’s north http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/kayt-a01.html Hundreds of shoppers and passers-by listened to the SEP’s open-air election meeting in Kayts. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b59c09d-0951-40e9-b701-6f30f227d1eC/kayt-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z <em>Trainwreck</em>: The latest from Judd Apatow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/trai-a01.html In Apatow’s <em>Trainwreck</em>, Amy Schumer, the stand-up comic and writer, is the psychological mess of the title. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4394d91f-7725-445a-8f80-2c53f93a1a5P/trai-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/labo-a01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec6c8035-cc06-4c5c-a36e-d63e1f00f97O/labo-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z US homeownership rate hits lowest level since 1967 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/econ-j31.html Despite six years of economic “recovery,” many indicators show that American households are worse off than they were during the depths of the 2008 economic crisis. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/159eb237-532f-4cf1-ab43-1c183624939A/econ-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Royal Dutch Shell to slash 6,500 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/layo-j31.html Energy companies have announced nearly 50,000 layoffs in the last three months amid a slump in oil prices and a slowdown in the global economy. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/968f9c8f-ac17-45c2-bca1-dbe18a95029F/layo-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Right-wing Israeli fanatic stabs six at gay rights parade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/isra-j31.html The ultra-Orthodox assailant had been released from prison only three weeks earlier, after serving a sentence for carrying out a nearly identical attack 10 years ago. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6612a789-ea88-48d5-bd7b-76bb12b766dL/isra-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Turkey put on a war footing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/turk-j31.html President Erdoğan’s government has mobilised the military and police to target both the Kurdish nationalist movement and the “left” and anti-war opposition in general. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5ef2051-787d-4d0f-a34d-6304c2937d5G/turk-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton and secret Swiss bank accounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/clin-j31.html In return for Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state, Swiss banking giant UBS gave large contributions to the Clinton Foundation and a fat paycheck for Bill Clinton. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82410977-22bf-48a2-8ef9-cdc742e752cA/clin-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Immigrant family detention centers scrutinized at US Congressional forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/immi-j31.html The Democratic Party groups organizing the event continue to support the Obama administration, whose policies are responsible for the deplorable conditions of immigrants. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffc60ea1-4bca-4e34-92b8-8057dc48de3N/immi-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler reports sharp rise in second-quarter profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/chry-j31.html The huge profits at the Big Three are the product of a relentless drive by the automakers, with the full backing of the United Auto Workers union, to slash labor costs. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47ee2e38-ee81-45ba-9bc8-a945ef6da65M/chry-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Congressional Republicans move to defund Planned Parenthood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/abor-j31.html The proposed legislation comes in response to heavily edited videos produced by a right-wing group that falsely depict the organization committing crimes. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa8ca500-f9b1-42eb-a245-a41da178c0bM/abor-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z New York joins other cities and states in lifting minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/cuom-j31.html The gradual increases to $15 an hour reflects fear of growing anger in the working class, but will still leave workers far short of a decent wage and living standard. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6d88d58-4689-42a5-be70-3dcc334b637L/cuom-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Fourth body recovered from UK factory explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/bosl-j31.html Just two weeks before the explosion decimated the factory, local council enforcement officers ordered a clean-up of the facility. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77042d61-5d76-4470-a75b-d15728633a8L/bosl-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z German pilots’ union capitulates to Lufthansa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/luft-j31.html The cockpit union has sold out the pilots, giving the company even more than it was demanding, including raising the retirement age and cutting costs. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03785e07-f822-4677-89f5-093b9217697M/luft-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z German union manipulates balloting in child care worker strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/verd-j31.html Ver.di is making a desperate attempt to prevent the rejection of a miserable contract by postponing the membership vote until the middle of vacation season. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d2a02b9-04ed-4bb2-ac4c-0a4d04bfadbD/verd-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Australia: Two highly-politicised arrests of “foreign fighters” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/terr-j31.html Both arrests serve definite political purposes bound up with the fraudulent “war on terrorism.” Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3572e69-f439-4a0f-a940-593593289afL/terr-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Fifty years on: Medicare under assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/pers-j31.html Medicare, one of the last vestiges of social reform from a previous era, today faces a bipartisan assault aimed at undermining and ultimately destroying it. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cec4c681-c4f9-480f-a560-c5ef49b0c4cH/pers-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP campaigns against evictions in Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/slel-j31.html SEP candidates spoke in Wanathamulla, where residents have been the target of government “slum eviction” operations. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a17d0800-4cb6-4b65-b225-f8858455b2bA/slel-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/euro-j31.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd0bc24-abbc-4ae3-ab3d-73c62ee4f3aN/euro-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z US, Turkey prepare to escalate Syrian intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/syri-j30.html The deal reached between Washington and Ankara has set the stage for a major escalation of the war for regime change against Syria. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f531ce05-b9e3-47b5-9a4b-edca4200876A/syri-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z What is the pseudo-left? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/pers-j30.html Political developments in Greece in recent months are a striking confirmation of the WSWS's analysis of “pseudo-left” tendencies. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7529bfa-1a3d-486a-9330-9cb6e26923aD/pers-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z White House rejects petition for Snowden pardon signed by 168,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/snow-j30-j30.html The Obama White House has denied the demand for a “full, free, and absolute pardon” for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, raised in a petition signed by almost 168,000 people. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9418bb2d-803f-44c2-b387-859d69420e3P/snow-j30-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders pits US workers against immigrants in Vox interview http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/sand-j30.html As Sanders has climbed in the polls, the pro-capitalist and nationalist content of his politics has become increasingly clear. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a996fe2-dde3-444c-8c87-d2af386e930L/sand-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Cincinnati cop who killed Samuel Dubose charged with murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/poli-j30.html The indictment of officer Ray Tensing comes three days after hundreds of protesters marched through Cincinnati demanding his arrest. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d72abc5b-9408-4650-b2fb-0c3e5f871e6K/poli-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z UK government whips up anti-immigrant hysteria over Eurotunnel security at Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/migr-j30.html The desperate efforts of migrants to enter Britain led to the death Tuesday night of a Sudanese man who was hit by a truck leaving a cross Channel ferry. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf8f0a30-89db-44e0-852b-d88d2dd48e0L/migr-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Former Greek finance minister Varoufakis facing calls for criminal prosecution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/gree-j30.html Varoufakis faces charges that could lead to his imprisonment, including treason and participating in a criminal organisation. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59b26f0a-a362-4a4b-816e-a264752ca57A/gree-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Television programme shows how German companies benefit from privatisation in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/revi-j30.html The “Trust Fund” is the centrepiece of the EU’s new austerity programme and is aimed at plundering the Greek economy. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cf669d6-74c5-4008-90d9-38199c7ed91I/revi-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal push by US allies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/mh17-j30.html The UN Security Council resolution demanded an international criminal court despite no evidence being produced of Russian involvement in the plane’s downing. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ff04138-17b3-4875-8e6a-e3c10f11a6aP/mh17-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Creditor group calls for slashing education and social spending in Puerto Rico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/puer-j30.html The creditors laid down a set of dictates including tax hikes, the sale of $4 billion worth of public assets, and the slashing of public education and other social programs. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1aba3ecd-c919-446c-b55e-39550d67733N/puer-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Witch-hunt continues against Sri Lankan tea estate workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/slpl-j30.html The victimisation of Ingestre workers is part of an escalating offensive by plantation companies to slash costs and drive up productivity. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/126ac418-1f23-45d1-b814-1f79b1c50eeN/slpl-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party holds meeting in Berlin on Syriza and the crisis in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/psgm-j30.html The meeting put forward the position that the defence of the working class in Greece requires a united struggle by the entire European working class against austerity. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58dcd8f8-c691-4104-8476-6f5442de24bO/psgm-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP General Secretary Wije Dias interviewed on national election channel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/seps-j30.html Dias explained the SEP’s socialist and international program in an hour-long interview on the state-owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation’s radio network. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cd49466-87fb-4c41-bb9d-8d12c1c1f75I/seps-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z The Dodd-Frank banking law five years on http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/bank-j30.html The law, largely a token measure to begin with, has been watered down further to the point of near irrelevancy. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2eeedb7-e92f-43d8-995d-236e4393ac3I/bank-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback promotes trade unions and NDP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/poli-j30-1.html By boosting illusions in the trade union bureaucracy and NDP in Canada, while covering for Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek workers, Fightback serves as a bulwark against the development of a socialist party in the working class. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/203a884a-58f1-420a-86eb-99fba13728bI/poli-j30-1.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Chris Squire, founding member of Yes, dead at 67 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/squi-j30.html The British-born bass player, song writer and vocalist for the progressive rock band Yes, died on June 27 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 67. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67159739-cae1-4efe-95fd-227507de186E/squi-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z NATO backs Turkish/US regime-change offensive in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/turk-j29.html In exchange for a green light to attack the Kurds, Turkey has made a U-turn to join the US-led campaign of air strikes in Syria. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e57faff8-d2dc-470c-9cfb-aeff983f4acO/turk-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z The dark side of American politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/pers-j29.html The <em>New York Times</em> has retracted its claim that the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, without revealing which government officials made the false allegation. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e12140d7-35a1-4298-bcd5-8e04dae86dbA/pers-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Libyan kangaroo court sentences Gaddafi’s son and others to die http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/liby-j29.html Eight former Gaddafi government officials were condemned to life in prison in the mass show trial, while seven were sentenced to 12-year prison terms. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3df866f5-1a01-44cb-a5c4-a467aa9f89fA/liby-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Failure of Iran nuclear pact will lead to war, Kerry warns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/cong-j29.html In response to bipartisan warmongering, Kerry insisted that the nuclear pact would serve as a stepping stone toward intensified confrontation with Tehran. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8e564a7-d5cc-4fb0-b5eb-e55d707997bI/cong-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers in Berlin speak out on the crisis in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/berl-j29.html In discussions with German workers and youth, PSG supporters found widespread solidarity with the Greek population and opposition to the policies of the German government. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/610ab1ff-6c14-483b-96d5-87af6fcc52eB/berl-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party descends into crisis over leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/corb-j29.html The Labour Party leadership contest in the UK has descended into farce, with calls for it to be suspended and even threats of a coup should the “wrong” candidate win. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f657b92-5641-4764-bf39-10c98b4e7b6K/corb-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives plan war and domestic repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/came-j29.html The Tories are fashioning an increasingly aggressive military policy and undertaking measures that represent a grave threat to democratic rights. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf7f4cd8-9199-4b55-a6a7-a8de902e17eO/came-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Ford and GM announce huge quarterly profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/ford-j29.html As auto executives demand more sacrifices from workers, Ford and General Motors posted huge profits in the second quarter thanks to years of union-backed concessions. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cb18fc6-7ba7-4074-b96f-80d504d49b0F/ford-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Mitsubishi announces closure of central Illinois auto plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/auto-j29.html The closure—which will destroy the jobs of 1,260 workers—follows a 2010 contract pushed through by the United Auto Workers that cut wages in the name of “saving” the plant. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b88851d-1088-4c9d-b378-46e27c43853J/auto-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Verizon workers rally in New York, authorize strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/veri-j29.html Workers denounced attacks on benefits and job security at Manhattan demonstration. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51932ef0-234b-4f71-a017-424765c1741D/veri-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Layoffs mount in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/wvir-j29.html The state has the highest unemployment and lowest workforce participation rates in the country, figures exacerbated by mass layoffs in coal, rail and other key industries. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f771941-5ce4-4ba3-9272-c29a5bb7cb1P/wvir-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z France’s Constitutional Council approves draconian surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/fspy-j29.html France’s Consitutional Council has rubber-stamped a controversial surveillance law that gives the intelligence service sweeping powers to spy on the entire population. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef0e9781-2af8-498c-b7c7-37a2c543388K/fspy-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Indonesian President Widodo under pressure as economy slides http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/indo-j29.html International finance capital and local business interests have stepped up their demands for a new Indonesian cabinet. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26dbb343-4bda-43af-b12a-136af7fb3d3N/indo-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Pseudo-left USP willing to ally with any capitalist party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/usps-j29.html The United Socialist Party takes no responsibility for the disasters that its previous alliances with bourgeois parties have helped bring about for the working class. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aba036d0-7b1b-45db-93f8-c75f84e1bc3J/usps-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Syriza’s austerity policies expose the reactionary role of France’s NPA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/npas-j29.html The NPA, having promoted Syriza as a great hope for the left, is politically responsible for the EU austerity measures Syriza is imposing against the Greek people. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68c5f259-037d-497e-9b5d-4e0fb2ebcb6K/npas-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z With US backing, Turkey prepares to seize buffer zones inside Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/turk-j28.html Plans for Turkish military intervention in the Syrian civil war mark a major escalation in the re-division of the Middle East led by the imperialist powers. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a58571e-e364-4751-8f0e-90c031244f5E/turk-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z The international significance of the Sri Lankan general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/pers-j28.html The political crisis in Sri Lanka is an acute expression of the breakdown of global capitalism, which is fueling bitter geo-political rivalries and social counterrevolution against the working class. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7e46995-6e59-4a5c-b6fa-a432a341e9aI/pers-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Chinese stock market suffers biggest one-day sell-off since 2007 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/chin-j28.html Chinese financial authorities announced a new round of share purchases in the latest attempt to prop up the country’s plunging stock market. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93776314-5a7e-4b9c-9d12-360730829b7D/chin-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Conflicts erupt over Syriza’s contingency planning for Greek euro exit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/varo-j28.html Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis did contingency planning for a parallel banking system that could serve to reintroduce a Greek national currency. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec40886-c70f-477a-9bf6-53ae88d474cN/varo-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama hails Ethiopian regime as US proxy in “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/ethi-j28.html The US president is seeking to escalate the conflict in the Horn of Africa as a means of securing US hegemony. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c2d4863-a327-4884-8ca9-caad17999b8M/ethi-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Youth and workers in Australia speak about the Greek crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/sein-j28.html Workers, students and youth attending SEP meetings in Melbourne and Sydney on Sunday spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about developments in Greece, the role of Syriza and other issues. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d980ea2-211d-40e3-9b3d-7355e0f9599D/sein-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Cleveland officer pepper sprays crowd of protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/viol-j28.html Protesters were denouncing police for arresting a 14-year-old, at which point an officer sprayed a large group of protesters in his vicinity. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8bbd110-96c6-49ec-bc25-5130f1ff217B/viol-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z US Department of Homeland Security spied on Black Lives Matter protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/home-j28.html Homeland Security has been spying on Black Lives Matter protesters since the police killing of Michael Brown in August 2014. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f735b1-6118-4b2c-ac45-6f64124fb5fE/home-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama administration issues wrist-slap fine for Fiat Chrysler’s deadly recall delays http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/chry-j28.html The $105 million penalty is a derisory amount, a small fraction of the automaker’s annual revenue and profits. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b6fedf3-eaa1-429f-9b24-bfc35d27d59D/chry-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Petrobras scandal deepens with arrest of top Brazilian businessmen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/braz-j28.html A federal prosecutor has also announced an investigation of former president Lula da Silva for supposed “influence peddling” on behalf of the Odebrecht conglomerate. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89c453a3-232a-4b73-b89d-91fe680a991O/braz-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Finland establishes rapid response units to patrol Russian border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/finl-j28-j28.html The creation of the units is the latest sign of US-backed efforts in the Nordic and Baltic regions to ratchet up tensions with Russia. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5311eff-dfe1-4d0c-9ff9-fd68129fe3aG/finl-j28-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z UK: Green Party presides over homeless crisis in Bristol http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/bris-j28.html There are around 15,000 people on the council waiting list for affordable homes in Bristol, the most expensive city for housing after London. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd515c05-e9b5-4ae8-b7dc-14e58137817P/bris-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z German financial supervisor implicates Deutsche Bank in Libor manipulation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/deut-j28.html Anshu Jain, who recently resigned as co-chair of Deutsche Bank, was involved much more deeply in the manipulation of Libor than previously known. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eadc172-0b77-4a09-b924-f4d47b8e743C/deut-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Sydney’s median house price tops $1 million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/hous-j28.html The housing bubble, fueled by a frenzy of speculative investment, has led to obscene house prices, well beyond the reach of working people. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c2b568-ad87-43d7-aebb-e8014499bcbJ/hous-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Billy Wilder’s <em>Double Indemnity</em> (1944) and the phenomenon of American film noir http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/doub-j28.html Turner Classic Movies, the US cable and satellite television network, presented Billy Wilder’s <em>Double Indemnity</em> (1944) at selected theaters on July 19 and 20. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16a16e3f-fb07-4ee4-97f1-ad6597f11bbE/doub-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z How the New York Times distorted its own poll on race relations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/poll-j28.html A careful reading of the actual poll indicates that racial animosities are continuing to fade and basic class issues are coming to the fore. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/804f322b-5d1b-4d8b-9ca0-0799e47f549K/poll-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Australian SEP meetings discuss political issues posed by Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/sepm-j28.html The SEP meetings were the only public events in Australia to expose Syriza’s craven capitulation to German banks and the financial elites. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/787fad49-e707-4520-bc83-6f5dd9c85cdJ/sepm-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df9e85e4-015e-4394-af02-b01810cd1d5I/wkrs-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z US-backed Saudi strikes in Yemen kill 120 civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/yeme-j27.html Saudi war planes struck a workers’ quarters and a nearby agricultural facility in the city of Taiz late Friday night, killing at least 120 civilians, including women and children. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0352f76f-c943-40d0-a895-2d58523fa0dP/yeme-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Mining job cuts: The destructive anarchy of the capitalist market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/pers-j27.html Anglo American’s decision to cut one-third of its workforce is symptomatic of the job destruction ripping through the global mining industry as commodity prices plunge. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dbe06ea-73ff-4f9d-b559-2d1d23529a4L/pers-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z German economics minister rushes to exploit business opportunities in Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/iran-j27.html Berlin’s scramble to dominate exploitation of the Iranian economy is another move in German imperialism’s return to the world stage. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/432f5341-9cb2-4432-a000-6441445bbefO/iran-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Amid ongoing protests, Japan’s upper house to discuss military bills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/japa-j27.html According to opinion polls, more than 60 percent of the population opposes security legislation that allows Japan to take part in US-led wars. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46c51a82-e1ea-438a-a17f-bacc6c58521B/japa-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Hundreds attend funeral of Sandra Bland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/blan-j27.html Bland’s family members urged supporters to continue questioning the official narrative of the 28-year-old’s death in an East Texas jail cell this month. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eb8d91d-e679-49c5-a57e-87ba2a9ab26P/blan-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z California judge bars Obama administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/immi-j27.html The judge gave federal authorities until August 3 to present arguments stating why over 1,700 people held in “family units” at detention centers should not be released. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7484f32b-2b3d-4d0f-8fb8-e7fceab7166N/immi-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z US deportation case against Honduran toddler put on hold http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/hond-j27.html The one-year old Honduran boy can remain for now in the US with his teenage mother, but immigration authorities have not dropped the case against him. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d475ee69-c10a-40ab-95e4-a76686dcfbcP/hond-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z San Diego-based Qualcomm announces 4,700 layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/qual-j27.html The job cuts at Qualcomm are part of a series of mass layoffs in the US, including at Xerox, Mitsubishi Motors and Newport News Shipbuilding. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6363005-5524-476d-a31d-f0c3e057971L/qual-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Chicago pension cuts struck down by court http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/chic-j27.html Following the May Illinois Supreme Court decision, the Cook County Circuit Court rejected the argument that a “guarantee” of funding provides a “net benefit” to workers. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ca5024e-57d4-4c5e-a29d-87126dca0b5N/chic-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Siemens boss Joe Kaeser calls for strong “leadership” and glorifies a dictator http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/siem-j27.html The international press is once again gripped by the question of how Germany can be kept under control and prevented from dominating Europe. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7931a5ba-4d94-4b0a-afda-bef13cd23b0C/siem-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z South African Communist Party and COSATU hold emergency national congresses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/safr-j27.html Among the usual blather and infighting, the key resolutions of both meetings were that neither COSATU nor the SACP would break out of alliance with the governing ANC. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a77e5b2-1338-4b0c-ade4-32fbe0a3f2aA/safr-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Australian Labor Party conference shores up party leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/labo-j27.html The gathering shifted Labor even further to the right amid a rapidly deteriorating economy and escalating US aggression toward China. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e414a745-f56d-4219-8b42-f194cb59c8dN/labo-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaigners win support in Sri Lanka’s plantation district http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/slel-j27.html SEP supporters spoke with workers and youth in the Nuwara Eliya district who expressed deep opposition to the establishment parties and the trade unions. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f2b26c8-a6ec-4c7a-a778-369fa6ec307M/slel-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z E. L. Doctorow, 1931-2015: A novelist who tackled American history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/eldo-j27.html E.L. Doctorow, the prominent American novelist and author of <em>Ragtime</em>,<em> Billy Bathgate</em> and <em>The March</em>, among other works, died on July 21 at the age of 84. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/858e70f1-660a-4aec-a07c-edd695b9114P/eldo-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 27-August 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/twih-j27.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd0c3568-75d3-44de-a069-9c1467e77d7C/twih-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Turkey joins US war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/turk-j25.html While joining the US war against ISIS, Ankara is simultaneously stepping up its offensive against Kurdish nationalist groups. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0414611e-d029-4068-9191-287d4896b00J/turk-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Obama begins East Africa tour with economic and military talks in Nairobi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/keny-j25.html The US president arrived in Kenya with a mercenary agenda aimed at shoring up US domination over the strategic East African region. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e707351-e5a6-43d6-8d4a-47c80370e9dC/keny-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z US Justice Department considers investigation into Clinton email use http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/clin-j25.html Two inspectors general have recommended that the Justice Department investigate Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s use of private email during her time as secretary of state. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19db89f0-a24f-487e-a28e-2cd694993caK/clin-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Anthem to buy Cigna, creating biggest US health insurer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/merg-j25.html The Anthem-Cigna deal is the latest in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions encouraged by the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50e5b529-05bb-497d-8daa-8da7a221ac8E/merg-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Widespread solidarity in Berlin with Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/work-j25.html Workers repeatedly declared their opposition to the policies of the German government and compared them to actions taken during the darkest chapters of German history. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69ef0d1d-ff7f-4322-990a-3e9efb622deL/work-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Theater shooting leaves 3 dead, 9 wounded in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/lafa-j25.html The mass shooting at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, at least the third such incident in the United States in little more than a month, is symptomatic of a deep social crisis. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcc4f943-7c85-4269-a79b-8a0dd1ee532K/lafa-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Canadian terrorism trials reveal use of entrapment by police and intelligence agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/trap-j25.html US and Canadian police and intelligence agencies are using entrapment to implicate vulnerable, often mentally unstable individuals in alleged terrorist plots. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc95c3a8-3df7-4a2e-bac0-1ee91d59103O/trap-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Hungarian government takes action against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/raci-j25.html Hungary is building a four-meter high fence on its border with Serbia and driving refugees out of populated areas. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfd4d18e-2665-401a-90b6-f214db8390bD/raci-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Further revelations in South Korean hacking scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/kore-j25.html Suspicions that the NIS spied on political opponents continue to grow as more information comes to light. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/736c5aa6-2dd5-40bd-9e09-a29bbebc439O/kore-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader delivers pitch to big business at party conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/conf-j25.html Bill Shorten’s speech aimed at winning the backing of key sections of the ruling elite by pledging to enforce “tough” pro-business policies, including cuts to public spending. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24609724-69cb-4286-bcd3-c8131f8b8a5P/conf-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z How to make $7 billion in 45 minutes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/pers-j25.html Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made more money Thursday than 300,000 US workers earn in an entire year. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5238fdd7-8885-42a9-979c-4fa7f081e27G/pers-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP holds inaugural election meeting in Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/sril-j25.html Speakers explained the crisis of bourgeois rule in Sri Lanka, its roots in global geo-political tensions and the socialist program that must be taken up by the working class. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d29f6cd6-ef56-4694-9194-85fd571691bF/sril-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Samuel Kassow’s <em>Who Will Write Our History?</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/kass-j25.html Kassow’s history of the Oyneg Shabes underground archive in the Warsaw Ghetto combines remarkable objectivity with a deep compassion for the tragic fate of Warsaw’s Jewry during World War II. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bf3b066-a2ca-4490-974d-3f30628ea4bP/kass-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z France’s Lutte Ouvrière group covers for Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/losy-j25.html With the devastating character of Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek people exposed, LO is leaping to the defense of the Greek government. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69685734-d9cb-444f-af36-828219c0feaM/losy-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Discovery of the most Earth-like planet to date http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/plan-j25.html At a time of the momentous discovery of planets around other stars, no money can be found to examine them. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee135d3f-d852-4bb7-8753-9e63ef0a102O/plan-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z UK government uses demand for weekend work to attack National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/heal-j25.html NHS managers are supposed to introduce additional services, while the government is demanding a further £22 billion in cuts to the health budget. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4034c9d-a5da-4e1a-946b-f36510838f9H/heal-j25.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/25/labo-j25-1.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b28db47e-88ef-428b-ab94-0cd40fb7fd9M/labo-j25-1.html 2015-07-25T05:00:00Z US defense secretary visits Iraq as Pentagon prepares new offensive in Anbar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/iraq-j24.html Under the pretext of fighting ISIS, Washington is escalating efforts to reassert its military and political stranglehold over Iraq while fomenting sectarian divisions in the country. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1548bf85-984b-42aa-81c8-b199a7888fcI/iraq-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z US and NATO engage in unprecedented military exercises in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/nato-j24.html Military exercises in eastern and western Europe are part of a broader military buildup by the US and NATO aimed at Russia. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cdbaff4-0ee8-4a11-acaf-4f7d1a34398P/nato-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Selective release of autopsy findings continues whitewash of Sandra Bland killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/blan-j24.html Waller County Prosecutor Warren Diepraam declared categorically Thursday that an autopsy found that Bland’s death was a suicide. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be148292-bcf7-4ade-97f2-4ed167c7534I/blan-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z New York City airport workers’ job action called off by union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/airp-j24.html A planned strike of 1,200 poorly paid New York City airport workers was called off after a deal was reached with the SEIU to achieve “labor peace.” Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11ed0e12-4d85-49d0-ad36-97569d145c4F/airp-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Michigan governor declares financial emergency in Wayne County http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/wayn-d07.html The methods used in the Detroit bankruptcy are being repeated in Michigan’s most populous county to loot pensions, slash benefits, and privatize services. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f990c77-56c5-49a2-ac4b-3fe4b1cccd4H/wayn-d07.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z California’s immigration program: A smokescreen for the interests of big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/immi-j24.html Recently proposed immigration measures represent an attempt by the California political establishment to cast the state as a haven for immigrants. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/885d1da0-bf05-45b0-bf07-8a2717c070fG/immi-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Pitched battles between miners and police in Bolivia’s capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/boli-j24.html Miners from the city of Potosí have besieged the capital to demand that the government of Evo Morales take measures to offset effects of the end of the raw materials boom. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fc7da0c-37ce-463d-9726-d15de8b902bE/boli-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Chilean judge orders arrest of army officers who burned youths alive under Pinochet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/chil-j24.html A Chilean court ordered the arrest of seven military officials complicit in the murder of two teenagers involved in an anti-government protest. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e1fffca-a1dd-4c03-b576-b406550076aC/chil-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z French police arrest four youths, citing terror plot against military base http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/terr-j24.html Paris used the foiled terror plot to promote the intelligence services, as the Constitutional Council is set to rule on a controversial surveillance law. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bedf7229-adc3-47c8-a591-d7fb8a8d43aF/terr-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Tony Blair warns against “radical leftism” in Labour leadership race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/blai-j24.html Labour’s leadership lives, works and plays in “the Westminster bubble”—a social circle made up of the super-rich and their hangers-on. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f093165d-e52c-4fc6-b04b-02052a37a63K/blai-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Growing income inequality in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/ineq-j24.html A new report shows that 40 percent of the population has experienced a four percent drop in its income since 2000. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa57024d-23ea-4077-9a67-14e93a40aa5M/ineq-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Bipartisan agreement on austerity at Australian premiers’ summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/prem-j24.html The assembled Labor and Coalition leaders were unanimous about finding ways to enforce deep cuts to social spending and living standards. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34c453b2-a83e-4944-b856-94b64e2537aC/prem-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z The pseudo-left covers up for Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/pers-j24.html Aware that their brutal austerity policies will provoke mass anger as they go into effect in the coming months, Syriza officials are coming forward to defend their record. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16debd06-a20a-471a-a89f-5d1ec7d866cA/pers-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation workers must oppose wage struggle betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/srpl-j24.html The unions are collaborating with the plantation companies and the government to drive up productivity and slash workers’ living standards. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3997203c-007f-4016-b43c-5c6793f8e4dO/srpl-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/trum-j24.html The billionaire’s campaign is not an aberration, but a concentrated expression of the foul and repulsive character of official American politics. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48cd2e66-fbf1-4939-a9a1-98f6b046a0dM/trum-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z The German Left Party defends Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/left-j24.html The actions of Syriza in Greece have laid bare the thoroughly anti-working-class and pro-imperialist character of its political partners—in particular Podemos in Spain and the Left Party in Germany. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d904ef0c-297f-4300-a309-49476ba74fbF/left-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z UAW keeps sellout plans concealed as talks open with Ford http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/auto-j24.html Behind the scenes the parameters are being developed for a betrayal of auto workers Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df79dd42-f026-47a2-aa74-4ed60c0a9e1N/auto-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/24/wkrs-j24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312778fc-bb5f-416e-a37c-492c92ff733P/wkrs-j24.html 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z The police murder of Sandra Bland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/pers-j23.html The July 13 death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, in an East Texas jail cell has once again brought the issues of police violence and attacks on democratic rights to the forefront of political life in the United States. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/146ba997-bfc6-4a14-93be-277853e3228K/pers-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Japanese government ramps up tensions with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/japa-j23.html By demanding a halt to China’s oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea, Tokyo is adding another potential flashpoint for conflict with Beijing. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/691505a9-256a-4eb2-9c14-c5ad37b12edB/japa-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Greek parliament rubber-stamps new EU austerity plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/gree-j23.html The parliament did not even have the time to read the 900-page draft dictated by the EU, submitted to it the day before Wednesday’s vote. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eb78722-734f-4c73-aef5-087f3840c2dJ/gree-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Former Sri Lankan president makes bid for power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/sril-j23.html Divisions deepen in the ruling elite as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party officially endorses Rajapakse for next month’s parliamentary elections. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d664095-5963-46eb-9913-adfa028459eK/sril-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Global commodity prices in sharp decline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/comm-j23.html The fall in commodity prices is having a major impact on emerging markets, as well as raw-material exporting countries, in particular Australia and Canada. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f1c31e1-f86c-42f2-b78f-9cab0d8e3e8E/comm-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Obama promotes militarism and murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/obam-j23.html In a speech Tuesday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the US president boasted of the success of US drone missile and assassination programs, listing a series of victims. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f3fdf34-802a-4153-9246-d4f7c09bd9cF/obam-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Dramatic drop in profits for largest corporations in Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/lata-j23.html The latest figures confirm the fact that the so-called emerging markets are unable to offset the drop in production and consumption in the US and the EU. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fea344d-2cd5-4a9f-88cb-aa199cf7bd2A/lata-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z UK announces “anti-extremism” plan sanctioning domestic repression and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/came-j23.html Prime Minister David Cameron’s five year plan to address “extremism” will target Muslims and encourage anti-Islamic sentiment. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c4dd5d8-2a83-484b-9ae2-5e242392313G/came-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z US federal disability insurance trust to be depleted next year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/ssdi-j23.html Although the funding crisis can be solved with a technical fix, the political establishment is using this manufactured crisis to push for deep cuts to disability benefits. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68f05735-8787-4ee9-914d-77c3c12afe1C/ssdi-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Michigan legislature defies popular vote against road tax hike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/mich-j23.html The state legislature is moving to enact regressive taxes to pay for the road construction efforts, in defiance of a popular vote in a referendum only two months ago. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4698063-ea76-43c4-a7b4-d3f16461fb0E/mich-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z German politicians agitate against immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/germ-j23.html German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has called for further restrictions on refugees and demanded that already meager benefits be cut. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7da9686e-5384-45ed-b8a2-faec7f50b13H/germ-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader insists on turning back refugee boats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/labo-j23.html By adopting the Abbott government’s regressive policy, Bill Shorten also sent a wider signal of his determination to shift Labor further to the right across the board. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c696f57-b684-450d-be1e-064ccbf1491E/labo-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Tata Steel to sack 720 workers in England http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/tata-j23.html The plan to shut down three steel bar manufacturing plants is part of a six-year long business restructuring strategy. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/909ba53b-4262-4a48-9313-089e528c653E/tata-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Canada: Unions join Liberals, NDP in “Anybody but Conservative” campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/canh-j23.html The collaboration between high-level NDP, Liberal and trade union operatives highlights the preparations for a possible coalition government after this October’s federal election. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdf022b0-f68a-49ec-8c4f-ddd1622cabaH/canh-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/dnbo-j23.html The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. It is vital reading for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical Marxism. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/201b0349-10db-4062-b3ac-eef6481aebaO/dnbo-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/uawa-jul23-j23.html The top four bargainers for the UAW—Dennis Williams, James Settles, Cindy Estrada and Norwood Jewell—have a long record of imposing the dictates of corporate management. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5ad1900-b4e1-45f1-86e3-0458825b812L/uawa-jul23-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z R.W. Fassbinder at 70: the German filmmaker’s life on display in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/23/fass-j23.html An exhibition at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau pays tribute to German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder on the seventieth anniversary of his birth. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87710dfe-4cf0-439b-8414-46bda959e20B/fass-j23.html 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Kids Count report: 22 percent of US children live in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/kids-j22.html Three million more American children were in poverty in 2013 than at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e22c4e6-1d68-4e90-9f3a-28fe25472d0I/kids-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Wesley Clark’s internment proposal: The specter of military dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/pers-j22.html In advocating mass internment of “radicalized” Americans, Clark speaks for powerful layers within the state and ruling oligarchy who fear the growth of social opposition. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b504d96-0449-493b-a96a-07dea03024eD/pers-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Troika representatives return to Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/gree-j22-1.html Officials of the European Central Bank, European Union and International Monetary Fund will work out the details of the third credit/austerity program imposed on Greece. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f430e96-d852-4d52-b618-41a4a33be6fI/gree-j22-1.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z A letter from Athens: Taking stock of Syriza’s capitulation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/gree-j22.html The WSWS has received this report from a reader in Athens, Greece on the reaction to Syriza’s agreement on a new round of brutal austerity measures. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d18cd66c-9d03-473f-8a2a-6fedfc420beM/gree-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Workers in Australia condemn Syriza and austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/auin-j22.html “Greece is in conditions of war again, not a military war, but it’s akin to war—the type of poverty imposed on them.” Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/496bcd42-fa29-4106-a47f-f67693c019aD/auin-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Death of Sandra Bland being “treated like a murder investigation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/poli-j22.html Ongoing revelations regarding the arrest and detainment of Sandra Bland have rendered increasingly suspect police claims that her death in prison was a suicide. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2e62aa-0806-46a0-820f-c3cfea9846cD/poli-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Seven US states to arm National Guard following Tennessee shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/guar-o07.html National Guard members have been authorized to carry weapons at recruitment centers and other facilities. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e901ab52-4e8e-479b-ad9b-4b29f653eb2L/guar-o07.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Contract deadline approaches for Verizon and AT&T workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/ver-j22.html Sixty thousand workers at the two largest telecommunication companies in the US face a fight to defend health care and pensions. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb6db24-e0a5-48de-913b-d075ea1f293D/ver-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Atrocity sparks calls for Turkish intervention in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/bomb-j22.html Dozens were killed by a suicide bomb outside a cultural center in a town on the Turkish border with Syria. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32f6e458-108c-4cbd-bec8-0b2ef497c53O/bomb-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Former Nigerian military dictator meets with Obama, Kerry in Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/nige-j22.html Newly elected Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari discussed plans for stepped-up US military and economic intervention inside Africa’s largest economy during an official visit this week. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a82a62c-b353-45c5-8044-76f634dd2adP/nige-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Police attacks on migrants intensify as Calais ferry strike enters fourth week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/cala-j22.html The MyFerryLink strike is intensifying the migrant crisis in the nearby refugee camp, as well as escalating tensions between France and the UK. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8524f934-4534-4254-a5b7-7e1843934deJ/cala-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z UK: Labour capitulates on Conservative welfare cuts bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/welf-j22.html The bill’s measures will plunge millions of workers and youth further into economic insecurity and poverty. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f84ea71-6b26-42a3-8639-554a332e90dG/welf-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Japan competes with China over port investment in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/bang-j22.html In line with the US “pivot,” Japan hopes that its Bangladesh investments will boost its political weight in South Asia and undercut Chinese influence. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7657ea5f-be5a-4f93-b948-dcc5945bf53I/bang-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/dnbo-j22.html The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. It is vital reading for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical Marxism. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/968a3ebd-e06f-4e05-9468-7c4ae2efa7eL/dnbo-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z The return of the “German question” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/germ-j22.html The international press is once again gripped by the question of how Germany can be kept under control and prevented from dominating Europe. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a3d1c53-1a08-48f4-aef5-540830366a8K/germ-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z The Queen’s Nazi salute: Historical revisionism in the service of state censorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/nazi-j22.html According to the media, there was barely a family in Britain that wasn’t goose-stepping around their lawns in the early 1930s. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0b3deac-f55d-4247-837f-caa5f06c99cG/nazi-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z <em>What Happened, Miss Simone?</em>: The life of African-American singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/22/nina-j22.html Simone did not so much move between different genres—jazz, gospel, blues and folk—as combine them into her own unique and powerful style. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31a654de-53ad-46e7-a2a9-67d763211f1K/nina-j22.html 2015-07-22T05:00:00Z General Wesley Clark calls for putting “disloyal” Americans in internment camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/clar-j21.html ”Radicalized” US residents should be subject to indefinite detention “for the duration” of the global war on terrorism, Clark said during a recent interview with MSNBC. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d11f059f-3872-4b0c-935d-29f82a910adE/clar-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z The Iran nuclear pact and US imperialism’s drive for global hegemony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/pers-j21.html Obama’s “engagement” with Iran is a strategic bet that through a combination of pressure and inducements US imperialism will be able to harness Tehran to its predatory agenda. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e62f67b-5c1f-4b0f-a747-59d8420537dM/pers-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z French ruling elite debates how to deal with Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/frde-j21.html While the French bourgeoisie supports harsh attacks on Greek workers, it is shocked by Berlin’s threat to unilaterally expel Greece from the euro zone. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd8da794-10aa-44db-89ba-d62e019bfbfM/frde-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Veteran filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki denounces government plans to remilitarise Japan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/miya-j21.html Miyazaki’s denunciations of the Abe government are another indication of widespread anti-war sentiment in Japan. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2132a8-2d91-4897-b617-109d4c4e219N/miya-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z UK defence secretary admits flouting parliamentary ban on military involvement in Syrian war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/uksy-j21.html Defence Secretary Michael Fallon used the parliamentary debate to propagandize for war. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33338000-1ac9-4293-aa1d-7c3a2f8b16cK/uksy-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z UN Security Council approves pact on Iranian nuclear programs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/iran-j21.html Despite the UN vote, the nuclear pact still faces concerted opposition in the US Congress and political establishment. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92d7726c-239a-4120-869b-f1dbe9d59c9H/iran-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z GM officials unlikely to face criminal charges for coverup of deadly defects http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/gene-j21.html The company’s executives are apparently the latest in a long list of corporate malefactors to escape prosecution for their actions. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/797f6f31-44cf-45ca-b602-c554d0683b7K/gene-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Federal Reserve documents stagnant state of US economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/econ-j21.html The explosion of asset values and wealth accumulation at the very top of the economic ladder has occurred alongside an intractable and continuing slump in the real economy. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61fa5bc5-df6d-42f4-ae75-72f6f0d8c1fJ/econ-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z US and Cuba reopen embassies after 54 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/cuba-j21.html The resumption in diplomatic relations is seen by Washington as a path toward reasserting semi-colonial domination of Cuba, while boosting its image in Latin America. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37be113e-492d-4d01-ac13-bf2de84651aL/cuba-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z US heroin deaths triple in four years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/hero-j21.html The enormous growth in heroin use, particularly among young people, reflects the depth of the social crisis in America. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec9d5697-3bab-4513-9944-a0855f01ba8A/hero-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Frankfurt university winds down research on National Socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/fkft-j21.html The attacks against National Socialism research are linked to the revival of German militarism and the aggressive foreign policy of the German government. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41b6ea78-fdd7-45a0-8d62-3fbaa2b1617B/fkft-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Canadian police fatally shoot man outside meeting on controversial dam project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/poli-j21.html Many questions remain unanswered in the troubling death of James Daniel McIntyre at the hands of the police in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00e44588-173f-44fe-90b2-f68726a1c88F/poli-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/preo-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> by David North. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fa721d3-f21b-4509-882d-097a8fbdb09J/preo-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/dnbo-j21.html The polemical essays in this volume examine the complex interaction between history, philosophy and politics. It is vital reading for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of classical Marxism. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1625367b-9127-45f5-9465-e28b60b210fP/dnbo-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Student initiatives in Germany oppose media witch-hunt against IYSSE and “Münkler-Watch” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/humb-j21.html A growing number of students at German universities are speaking out in opposition to right-wing professors and the media campaign against their critics. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fad2c05-eeca-41a7-bc2f-262a8ddbc73A/humb-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Autoworkers denounce UAW lies about ending two-tier system at Indiana plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/lear-j21.html While the UAW claims to have “bridged the gap” at the Hammond plant, in reality it created a new tier of workers making as little as $11 an hour. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4392a3dd-d8e3-4277-af94-62a01d66ce6C/lear-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z One year since the crash of MH17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/mh17-j21.html The American political establishment’s marking of the anniversary of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine has been remarkably muted. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cd266c4-0493-42c1-b8d8-e328aa6100aG/mh17-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/wkrs-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d627662c-2d2c-4bc6-b8f8-5f9ffa1d21dB/wkrs-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Chinese state banks commit $200 billion to stem market selloff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/chin-j20.html The massive bank intervention was one of a series of measures initiated by the government and financial authorities to halt the plunge in share values. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f370fb9-9d96-4215-9a31-0ea257c3ed3A/chin-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z The US presidency for sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/pers-j20.html The 2016 US presidential election will be decided, not by the votes of the people, but by a flood of dollars from a small number of billionaires. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec18ac57-a51b-4fe1-acf2-760859816d4N/pers-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Buckingham Palace orders inquiry, threatens legal action over Nazi salute film http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/quee-j20.html The publication of a video showing members of the British royal family, including a young Queen Elizabeth, giving the Hitler salute has ignited a political firestorm in Great Britain. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd83fb10-6ebb-4d97-91d0-d6b0dbb9462O/quee-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Saudi-backed militias capture key Yemen port city http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/yeme-j20.html The death toll from the nearly four month old US-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen continues to mount, with at least 140 civilians killed in the past 10 days alone. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a65b21d0-e5cf-4337-8a11-b96aeacd66cN/yeme-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z President Obama postures as prison reformer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/pris-j20.html Barack Obama, who presides over the world’s largest gulag, postured as an opponent of mass incarceration during his Thursday visit to an Oklahoma prison. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1696511-a74d-422f-a67f-1ce89818bcaM/pris-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Pew report: US unfunded public pension liabilities hit $1 trillion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/pens-j20.html State and local governments have systematically starved public employee pension funds of cash for decades, claiming that there is “no money” to properly fund them. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60daf10f-3b37-4ebc-90b8-d45349592dbB/pens-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Coal and gas layoffs mount as prices continue to fall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/coal-j20.html Thousands of coal miners and well drillers are losing their jobs as layoffs sweep throughout the coal and natural gas industries due to the continued price slump. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a491cb18-098f-4f0f-b6c7-bbb40888737N/coal-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z American Federation of Teachers endorses Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/aftc-j18.html The teachers’ union endorsement follows years of political subordination to the Democratic Party by top AFT bureaucrats. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d55edc8-9284-47d8-b40b-40b22a036feA/aftc-j18.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Brooklyn Library locations sold to real estate developers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/blls-j20.html Two Brooklyn Library locations will be sold to real estate developers, allowing them to build housing market-rate units. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a09fe689-a719-4a0c-b182-3dbad6c54a0J/blls-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Bank of Canada announces second interest rate cut in six months http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/canb-j20.html Canada’s central bank all but acknowledged that the country has slipped into recession. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b626d83-d92f-4127-8db5-61a0c99e6afA/canb-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Large police mobilisation at right-wing Reclaim Australia rallies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/recl-j20.html Reclaim Australia has been emboldened by the climate of anti-terrorism hysteria whipped up by the political establishment and the media. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae4d198f-fe38-462b-bb10-7c0289390b4O/recl-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Sebastian Kempkens in <em>Uni Spiegel</em>: Gutter journalism in the service of German imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/spie-j20.html Sebastian Kempkens, the editor of a university magazine published by <em>Der Spiegel</em>, has joined the media chorus denouncing anti-militarist students at Humboldt University. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f2dac30-7ae2-4920-bae5-e0e176eab28L/spie-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z The confessions of Yanis Varoufakis: The pseudo-left as a social type http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/varo-j20.html The former Greek finance minister described in a recent interview the “air of defeat” within the Syriza leadership following the landslide “no” vote in the July 5 referendum on EU austerity. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/541d1127-29e8-450c-8ab7-8f09c881ffaC/varo-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Artist Shepard Fairey arrested on felony charges for Detroit graffiti http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/fair-j20.html Fairey was arrested less than two months after completing a mural in Detroit, commissioned by billionaire Dan Gilbert. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b321daf-6784-4b65-b34d-e9d7e05df9eH/fair-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 20-26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/20/twih-j20.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee6a6e6e-9d62-47d2-b005-f946b79abd1A/twih-j20.html 2015-07-20T05:00:00Z Texas prison death highlights police violence in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/poli-j18.html The unexplained and suspicious death of Sandra Bland is only the latest episode in a wave of police violence and murder in the US. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f786886-ccd8-45bb-aeb8-acd5756ccbaB/poli-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z German parliament supports attacks on Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/pers-j18.html By a large majority, the German parliament has backed austerity measures that mean the impoverishment of the Greek people and the plundering of the country’s resources. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e704f411-3046-4819-acbf-0af627a1747F/pers-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Release of grand jury transcript points again to frameup of the Rosenbergs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/rose-j18.html The new revelations undermine the post-Soviet effort to reaffirm the supposed guilt of the Rosenbergs. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0f20a51-1981-4826-b6f3-de19c1542d6L/rose-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Gunman kills four marines at Chattanooga Naval Reserve Center http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/chat-j18.html Twenty-four-year-old Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on a military recruitment office before attacking a Naval Reserve facility in Tennessee. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b76c0cf5-b43d-45b2-ae88-79376daaf11J/chat-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Conservative government concealed UK participation in Syria air strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/syri-j18.html British pilots have carried out attacks in flagrant disregard for the August 2013 parliamentary vote against British military involvement in Syria. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6f45751-4983-4aac-8cba-532d4a020c2M/syri-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Tsipras expels critics of EU austerity deal from Greek cabinet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/gree-j18.html The cabinet reshuffle aims to stabilize the Syriza government while it negotiates a new austerity memorandum with the European Union. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a88213d-a961-4e5f-931e-96e3550da3cN/gree-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Racism and arrogance: Anti-Greek agitation in the German media http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/germ-j18.html The German media’s anti-Greek agitation brings to mind the darkest period of German history. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09ddc806-e2c4-47e1-948e-283436baa26A/germ-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Iran signals closer collaboration with West http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/iran-j18.html While hardliners have expressed some opposition to this week’s nuclear agreement, significant layers of business are already positioning themselves for the lifting of sanctions. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad500a89-cd66-4641-9b28-1a5086cbb4cA/iran-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Right Sector threatens violence throughout Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/righ-j18.html After a standoff with government authorities in western Ukraine, the neo-fascist Right Sector militia is preparing “wide scale actions” in Kiev and elsewhere. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddcc4ea2-135c-4471-b3fb-f2f56973ec9K/righ-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s anti-austerity hypocrisy exposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/scot-j18.html The progressive pretensions of the SNP are a cover for core neo-liberal policies. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c11d6a80-4f90-4f39-b452-fc3e6fc6fd5I/scot-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Auschwitz bookkeeper Gröning sentenced to four years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/ausc-j18.html For decades, the German judicial system showed little interest in prosecuting those who participated in the murder machinery of the Nazis. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90247b21-d860-448b-8a37-d87b157d1d8C/ausc-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president pledges to block rival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/sril-j18.html Sirisena’s willingness to use his autocratic powers to prevent Rajapakse becoming prime minister exposes the fraudulent claim that his election represented a “democratic revolution.” Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ae1a5b4-8924-4d62-b063-4e0e0dea1feM/sril-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party scapegoats Chinese over housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/chin-j18.html Labour’s xenophobic anti-Chinese campaigns dovetail with moves by Washington to integrate New Zealand into its “pivot” against China. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7a485a0-2b6c-4bc9-b312-b95ba66697dK/chin-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z France’s Left Party applauds Syriza’s imposition of EU austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/mele-j17.html Despite the capitulation of Greece’s Syriza-led government to the European Union’s austerity dictates, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Left Party is hailing Tsipras’ party as a model of resistance. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d20a357-dec9-4634-ac17-f6fa0c81185O/mele-j17.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/labo-j18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1a8b3ac-1933-4be2-a0a1-53ee4d3a75aM/labo-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Campaign fundraising in 2016 US election cycle soars to new records http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/elec-j17.html Candidates have spent twice as much in the first half of this year as at the same point in the last presidential election cycle, with the total cost of the election expected to rise to $10 billion. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d31b84b6-b196-4e1f-a28a-019bfe170d9L/elec-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Pluto and Earth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/pers-j16.html The flyby of Pluto by the spacecraft New Horizons—a scientific achievement of the first order—stands in contrast to the seemingly intractable social crises on our own planet. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0953c0f8-b1ba-431e-a6e7-72accd375f9C/pers-j16.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Japanese government pushes militarist legislation amid mass protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/japa-j17.html The passage of the laws marks a further stage in the militarist “reinterpretation” of Japan’s nominally pacifist constitution. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f08e9e70-aa54-45e1-9c4a-39929b96a8aJ/japa-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z White House official in charge of Obamacare rollout hired as health insurance lobbyist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/heal-j17.html Marilyn Tavenner will become the CEO of a firm that lobbies on behalf of some of the largest health insurance companies in America, including Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a527d578-1ec6-4c75-8ab2-1ce8e76ab09M/heal-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Murky death of Sandra Bland points to possible police lynching http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/poli-j17.html Bland was found hanging in a Texas jail cell on Monday, three days after her violent arrest. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05854a7f-c622-4de0-b486-019edf1ead6E/poli-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Voter suppression laws on trial in North Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/ncvo-j17.html A federal lawsuit has challenged laws adopted by the state legislature to reduce voter turnout among minorities and the poor. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b1b4fe5-3044-4ebb-b40d-89a20645270J/ncvo-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z US seeks to placate Mideast allies angered by Iran nuclear deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/iran-j17.html Obama and his top aides have indicated the US will offer Israel and the Saudi monarchy new weapons systems and enhanced intelligence cooperation and security guarantees. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/630d292c-2254-4e0f-843f-528b50d1a30J/iran-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Pentagon ramping up US military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/afgh-j17.html US air and drone strikes in Afghanistan more than doubled in the month of June, according to DOD statistics. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc63211d-fd34-4e99-816d-cd6517b5918F/afgh-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z UK Conservative government curtails right to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/stri-j17.html Conservative business secretary Sajid Javid has presented a new Trade Union Bill to Parliament that represents a massive attack on the working class. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afbf0d36-a522-422e-a2a1-35094d8b25dI/stri-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Canada boosts Kiev regime with free trade pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/canu-j17.html The agreement is aimed at demonstrating Canada’s staunch support for the Kiev regime, which was brought to power last year in a pro-western coup spearheaded by fascist forces. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/537a2100-27bd-4c7f-bd87-7df429a6f4eN/canu-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Australian banking system vulnerable to global economic shocks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/hock-j17.html A perfect storm is developing, leading towards a meltdown in the utterly speculative forms of wealth accumulation of the Australian ruling class. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/038efc19-1633-4bac-b0e1-b66d746514fN/hock-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z German auto workers condemn austerity deal imposed on Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/inte-j17.html Workers at GM-Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant denounced the brutal austerity measures imposed on Greece last weekend by the German government. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7da8273d-41f9-4729-8924-e113a7e2047O/inte-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z USA Network’s <em>Mr. Robot</em>: A provocative start, but where will it go? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/mrro-j17.html Making a direct appeal to debt-ridden youth and branding itself as “anti-corporate,” <em>Mr. Robot</em> raises many issues. But how does it deal with them? Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8621270-3c83-4c87-a7ce-170044bb904M/mrro-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/euro-j17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b9c411b-5588-41db-9d6e-ce5ce662a60N/euro-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Unsafe conditions common at Fiat Chrysler Jefferson plant where two workers died http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/17/megg-j17.html Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af002e4b-3cb0-4ad4-866e-5dc6259d77cB/megg-j17.html 2015-07-17T05:00:00Z Greek parliament endorses EU-dictated austerity programme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/gree-j16.html The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 229 to 64, as the Greek government deployed riot police against protests outside of parliament. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c6e0a49-afdd-4869-abbd-0d807c66b32J/gree-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z The battle ahead for US autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/pers-j16.html The opening of talks on new contracts covering 140,000 US autoworkers was marked by a grotesque display of UAW-corporate unity on plans to boost company profits and increase exploitation. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc7dd67a-ee52-4c42-867f-4a34412ce5eH/pers-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z German academics, generals promote military build-up and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/hybr-j16.html A high-profile panel discussion on “hybrid war” in Berlin last week shed light on the debates currently taking place within ruling circles in Germany. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f177a67e-febb-4516-a27e-0d5ac243f1eP/hybr-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z US political infighting begins over Iran nuclear deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/iran-j16.html Congress has a total of 82 days to take action to block the lifting of sanctions against Iran, which would require overriding a presidential veto. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f96a1841-1113-4495-8ed5-f22702d4ca6H/iran-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z US military launches Jade Helm domestic training operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/jade-j16.html The months-long war games will see US forces from all four branches of the military conduct “Realistic Military Training” in cities and rural areas throughout the American south and west. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e86a199-738f-4406-94cb-357f128f336P/jade-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler, CNH sign performance-based deal with Italian trade unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/fiat-j16.html The new Fiat Chrysler deal replaces salary increases with performance-based bonuses, a pittance compared to the wages and benefits that were lost. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73df0ab3-bdad-4bd0-aa32-9e10c34f0bcG/fiat-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Syrian refugees speak about their protest in Dortmund, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/germ-j16.html WSWS reporters spoke to refugees from Syria who have been protesting for two months to secure the right to asylum denied by the German government. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3dabe9d-dd2d-4ff5-80ac-f814455d794I/germ-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Wisconsin governor Walker implements draconian state budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/wisc-j16.html The 2015-2017 Wisconsin budget slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from the UW system, implements drug testing for public assistance and eliminates a number of labor protections. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd4b76a8-7ee3-4fa4-ae54-738fd85830aD/wisc-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania budget impasse threatens schools, social programs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/budg-j16.html Most social programs and the state’s 500 school districts have been operating on reduced funding for over 7 years and have used up any reserve they may have had. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd5715f2-fb6d-43a3-a950-18db483606eD/budg-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Australian economic summit to plan new attacks on wages and social conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/summ-j16.html The <em>Australian Financial Review</em>, one of the summit’s convenors, recalled the achievements of the prices and incomes accord of the Hawke Labor government in cutting real wages. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef9a1ad8-83b7-4f7c-84af-3233e30d3f7A/summ-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z South Korea’s intelligence agency purchased spyware from Hacking Team http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/kore-j16.html The latest revelation further underscores the anti-democratic character of the South Korean state and its spy agencies. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74851b4b-f83c-4e1e-8e55-e346e40dde8M/kore-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Is Bernie Sanders a socialist? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/sand-j16.html The groundswell of support for Sanders indicates a growing interest in socialism, but workers will not find in his campaign an alternative to capitalism. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab466d4d-62ed-409d-8cbb-77f599bcca7L/sand-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Mary Ellen Mark: Photographer and humanist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/mark-j16.html Acclaimed American photographer Mary Ellen Mark recently died, leaving behind an extensive and thought-provoking body of work. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c21edb0-bed3-4130-bbf4-fc537ed5e53K/mark-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party fields 43 candidates in Sri Lankan general elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/16/elec-j16.html The SEP’s election slates are headed by leading party members with long-standing records of fighting for socialist internationalism. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/733ec5ac-52cb-4cbc-afd5-7b2f88e0979G/elec-j16.html 2015-07-16T05:00:00Z Obama promotes “historic” nuclear deal with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/iran-j15.html US President Obama gave a lengthy speech yesterday, insisting that the deal with Tehran served US “national-security interests,” that is, it advanced the strategic interests of US imperialism. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5775411-7c6a-4909-823c-c4d2f7dc0ebL/iran-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Lessons from Greece: The pseudo-left in power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/pers-j15.html Syriza’s betrayal is all the more brazen because it occurred within days of a popular repudiation of EU ultimatums in a referendum called by the government itself. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18dc7405-0648-4ebc-aaee-8b2581fb23fP/pers-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Syriza government campaigns for Greek parliament to pass EU austerity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/gree-j15.html Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras criticized the plan he agreed upon with the EU, yet called on the Greek parliament to vote for it anyway. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35238bff-cd6f-4594-8c3f-a0c1b3fa21aB/gree-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z A letter from Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/lett-j15.html The WSWS recently received a letter from Greece on the Syriza betrayal. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a339ef36-4d1d-4eb5-82e1-f8aa198b040E/lett-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Australian Greens senator talks of war with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/ludl-j15.html Scott Ludlam epitomises the cynical manner in which a layer of the Greens occasionally pose as “left” and “anti-war.” Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd3cfa44-3809-4ca1-a151-dfe3912b2d3N/ludl-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out first execution since Supreme Court lethal injection ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/miss-j15.html David Zink’s execution was the first carried out nationwide since the US Supreme Court’s June 29 ruling on Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/731ce2b2-1248-4a18-8138-7fe6b596d1eI/miss-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Family of Eric Garner demands criminal prosecution after New York City announces $5.9 million settlement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/garn-j15.html A key aim of the settlement is to continue the cover-up of Garner’s murder, including the manipulation of the grand jury to protect the police. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e38fc197-3fab-49ea-86dd-bf52f5de648C/garn-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Alabama officers repeatedly use Taser on teenager having seizures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/poli-j15.html Police shocked the young woman three times with a Taser as she was having a severe grand mal seizure, causing her to lose consciousness. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d4de819-5012-4596-a226-e10a52b0f36L/poli-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Wages for California workers continue to decline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/cali-j15.html California’s high cost of living has accelerated the decline of real wages. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/842fd6bb-e71c-468b-bb8a-db6de7181aaO/cali-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z OECD report: 39 million unemployed young people in industrialized nations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/neet-j15.html One in four young people in Greece and Spain is “neither employed nor in education or training.” Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffc74b2e-fda1-4f79-85ed-a3feef0d6c2G/neet-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z British Labour backs Conservatives’ welfare cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/labo-j15.html The leadership contest is the outcome of the massive losses sustained by Labour in the May 7 General Election. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d35f57f7-6c5d-496e-938b-6e054447929C/labo-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Documentary examines unanswered questions about the National Socialist Underground http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/nsud-j15.html German broadcaster 3sat recently aired a film reviewing a spate of suspicious deaths connected to the neo-Nazi NSU organization. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea57a6c3-8880-487d-a828-34099bab483I/nsud-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Australian police, spy agencies flocked to Italian hacking company http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/hack-j15.html The revelation that numbers of Australian police and spy agencies sought out the Italian Hacking Team is of a piece with a broader assault on democratic rights. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56b6b123-130b-4205-b087-a95518d6642E/hack-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z UK Socialist Workers Party and Left Platform debate: Joint apologists for Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/call-j15.html Stathis Kouvelakis, the leader of the Left Platform within Syriza, said at a rally in London that it is impermissible to describe the government’s endorsement of savage austerity as a betrayal. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c8137f5-9958-40ad-a904-93413d42b12H/call-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/auto-j15.html The weekly newsletter will provide coverage of the struggle confronting 139,000 US workers at General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, whose labor contracts expire September 15. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41c20430-01b8-4c38-a81f-b938f77bbdbE/auto-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers face 1930s-type exploitation at Chicago Ford plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/ford-j15.html A class action suit names both management personnel and UAW officials in connection with sexual harassment, racial discrimination and threats of violence. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f75542b-4045-4c34-a947-0679dadfed1G/ford-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z New Horizons spacecraft completes Pluto flyby http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/plut-j15.html The Pluto encounter is the first time that a spacecraft has ever visited the distant world. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2893b05-99ef-49b1-bf09-29dec770cbdJ/plut-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP meeting defends victimised plantation workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/15/esta-j15.html Central hills plantation workers attend SEP public meeting in defiance of ongoing union and police harassment. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/494e856a-fb92-4bd2-9597-1d39fe70bb1H/esta-j15.html 2015-07-15T05:00:00Z Greek bailout deal highlights monumental scale of Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/gree-j14.html The function of Greece’s parliament will be to rubber-stamp the transfer of real authority to Brussels and Berlin. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6db72af4-52f9-440f-9870-7bbe3357becM/gree-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Defend the Greek workers! Oppose the diktat of Schäuble and Merkel! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/pers-j14.html The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3284d7bf-114a-4f4f-a6ea-1a55fe2a56aO/pers-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Berlin: Angry reaction to Syriza betrayal of Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/ints-j14.html Developments in Greece are being followed by broad layers of workers and youth in Germany. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08c531fd-8062-46ce-b1e4-2d47c77de6bB/ints-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Puerto Rican plan to make workers pay for the island’s debt crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/puer-j14.html A combination of “pro-growth” and “supply-side” measures would impoverish the Puerto Rican working class. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/101b7987-7926-49d5-a2e7-530c63e3dadP/puer-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z UAW-GM talks open in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/auto-j14.html The opening of negotiations at the UAW-GM Human Resources Center had all the trappings of an in-house event, held in a mood of mutual praise and backslapping. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ed079f9-f3e5-42d1-8d36-666063fa563O/auto-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton outlines right-wing economic policies in New York City speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/clin-j14.html Speaking at the New School in New York City, Clinton declared that her presidency would “empower” US businesses by cutting taxes and regulation. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/958a8b45-c9d7-42a4-abac-14c1524185fI/clin-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z US preparing new drone deployments to North Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/dron-j14.html The US military’s Africa Command is preparing to develop at least one new US drone and Special Forces base in North Africa. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9f13594-add6-4a6b-ba39-841a273653cJ/dron-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Saudi-led assault on Yemen continues despite ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/yeme-j14.html Airstrikes by the US-backed coalition continued in violation of a UN brokered cease-fire that was supposed to come into effect on Saturday. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81c653b4-e470-4b3b-958d-6950d1287faJ/yeme-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Washington’s hypocritical denunciations of Chinese “land reclamation” in the South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/land-j14.html The outposts of Vietnam and other claimants in the region cover a far broader expanse than those of China. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312c6c38-1cc6-4b9e-ab60-862d4721b2fH/land-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Report urges closer US-Australian military collaboration against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/anzu-j14.html The joint US-Australian think tank report documents the extent to which Australia has already become a major base of operations for the US military in Asia. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0546cf2e-99e4-4025-b933-6f1cda6c696E/anzu-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Behind New York’s Cuomo-de Blasio feud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/blas-j14.html The two leading New York Democrats are governing at a time of growing crisis and disgust with capitalist politics. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eb67fd7-7a5e-4c76-839b-99473c95afeD/blas-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Surge in prices boosts drug industry profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/drug-j14.html An investigation by <em>Bloomberg News</em> found that the prices of supposedly competing prescription drugs rose in lockstep. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81bb5722-6bfe-4ecd-b04a-8b0d0694a93M/drug-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z More attacks on public education in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/loui-j14.html A recently passed law in Louisiana will facilitate the use of textbooks with religious-based attacks on evolution and climate change. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cc0a0e2-4df2-4697-bb12-89332c41a7fF/loui-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z The historical background of California’s water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/wate-j14.html The damage from California’s drought stems from almost two centuries of an irrational water rights regime. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cedeb7d8-03e0-4d70-b690-f00f20000f0B/wate-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/14/wkrs-j14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3de51638-ff44-453a-81c5-4e9635306ffC/wkrs-j14.html 2015-07-14T05:00:00Z Contract talks set to begin for 140,000 US autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/auto-j13.html The negotiations do not involve antagonistic parties, as the UAW long ago abandoned any defense of workers’ interests and tied its institutional fate to the profits of the auto companies. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3127ead9-0fd4-4078-9328-9f1bea8094fH/auto-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z The consequences of Syriza’s betrayal: From terms of surrender to terms of occupation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/pers-j13.html The EU is demanding terms that will condemn large sections of the Greek working class to destitution and turn the country into a virtual colony. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56f87f83-957d-4588-b21c-4041027d39aC/pers-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Ford threatens mass layoffs at Michigan truck plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/ford-j07.html In a surprise announcement July 9, Ford Motor Company said it will shift production of the Focus and C-Max from its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan to an undisclosed location outside the US The move threatens the jobs of 4,000 workers employed at the plant. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd32babf-ede2-482b-a37d-b71ad97dc83O/ford-j07.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Tensions erupt in Europe as Berlin threatens to expel Greece from the euro http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/euro-j13.html The German government intends not only to reduce Greece to semi-colonial status, but to whip critics of its Greek policy, such as France and Italy, into line. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c191d708-f478-4f37-9254-479caedf802H/euro-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z FBI Director Comey demands “backdoor” access to encrypted data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/encr-j13.html Comey spoke before two Senate committees last week to press the case for stepped-up government surveillance of the American people. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc4afe6c-02c8-44de-8141-8fbbf54c5d6D/encr-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z WikiLeaks email release reveals hacking by governments worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/hack-j13.html At least 46 countries are identified as seeking Hacking Team software to secretly access and monitor computers and smart phones. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb654be8-aaf2-480a-8310-4b2579dcc26K/hack-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z SEP (Australia) meetings: The pseudo-left in power: Lessons of Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/sepm-j13.html The SEP meetings will provide a unique forum to discuss the crucial political lessons to be drawn from the experiences of the working class in Greece, and their relevance to the political tasks facing the working class in Australia and around the world. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9ce8892-aaa7-42b1-a47c-e76866c7ae6K/sepm-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Baltimore, Maryland police chief fired under pressure from police union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/balt-j13.html Baltimore's mayor caved in to demands by the Fraternal Order of Police that chief Anthony Batts be removed for not responding with sufficient brutality to the April demonstrations. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33d43200-ec84-4f5a-b541-d08e4756bc3N/balt-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Two Detroit firefighters injured fighting blaze with low water pressure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/fire-j07.html Firefighters had to pump water from blocks away in order to contain a fire that engulfed a five-story apartment building. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1722e131-7694-462e-b47a-e84b863eaecB/fire-j07.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Manchester protesters face eviction as UK rough sleeping rises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/home-j13.html A group of homeless protesters who have been camped out on the streets of central Manchester for the last few months could face jail if an injunction goes ahead. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/175a3870-a5c5-42b7-b661-8d90d060111F/home-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Thousands forced to live in accommodation “outside the norm” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/acco-j13.html According to Statistics NZ, almost 100,000 people are living in institutions, hotels, caravans, motor camps, boarding houses and even garages. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f6c2694-cddf-4bff-88cb-9fe91ab09cfC/acco-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z South Africa: ANC’s anti-immigrant measures impact tourism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/safr-j13.html Tourist arrivals into South Africa from abroad have plummeted amid the government’s enforcement of xenophobic anti-immigrant policies. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/534111dd-c726-4716-9bb1-ae7219cee33C/safr-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z The American Psychological Association, torture and the Nuremberg doctors’ trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/tort-j13.html A 542-page independent report made public Friday implicates the American Psychological Association in the CIA torture program. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61155db6-af1c-411d-aeec-8ef5378b711N/tort-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z SEP to stand in Sri Lankan general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/elec-j13.html The SEP is the only party advancing an internationalist and socialist program against war, austerity and attacks on democratic rights. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9272f1e5-e132-4ff6-9f34-fc3895cb284J/elec-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z <em>Manglehorn</em> and <em>The Cobbler</em>: The influence of social-gravitational forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/cobb-j13.html The two films, <em>Manglehorn</em>, directed by David Gordon Green, and <em>The Cobbler</em>, directed by Tom McCarthy, both fall into the independent drama, or comedy-drama category. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9af8be0-6e99-4db9-a6a4-515ea853f92E/cobb-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 13-19 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/twih-j13.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1128537e-8e75-46de-9644-5e35e2bf320I/twih-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z EPA study whitewashes the effects of fracking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/13/epaf-j13.html The US EPA reports finding that the incidence of drinking water contamination due to hydraulic fracturing is low, but evidence of the danger of fracking continues to mount. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06c100ae-940c-4b3e-a33c-d2bb053c33cA/epaf-j13.html 2015-07-13T05:00:00Z Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/pers-j11.html With extraordinary speed, the Syriza-led government has repudiated the landslide “no” vote in Sunday’s referendum by proposing €13 billion in austerity measures. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bcb3b2f-32c3-4f7d-b010-2497bfa9e2fM/pers-j11.html 2015-07-12T04:00:00Z Pew report: 84 percent of world population subsists on under $20 per day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/poor-j11.html The much-vaunted rise of the “global middle class” is “more promise than reality,” according to a report published this week by the Pew Research Center. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7476ab9-6553-4a6d-8e2e-91344135bbeE/poor-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Iran talks continue into the weekend http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/iran-j11.html The Obama administration is seeking an agreement that will provide Washington with maximum leverage over Iran and the ability to easily pivot back to all-out confrontation. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4941aa40-7c02-4bb5-b4fe-369a6c986beE/iran-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Record campaign fundraising for Republicans, Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/elec-j11.html The difference in the 2016 campaign is that the billionaires have intervened earlier and more openly, and there are more of them. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38ce364a-23df-40c0-abba-7ef19450ba1B/elec-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Oklahoma sets execution dates for three death row prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/exec-j11.html The high court ruling upholding Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol, which uses the sedative midazolam, allows state-sanctioned killings to resume. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65e4654-231c-4704-8797-e6f303de5e8M/exec-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Eric Holder returns to law firm that represents Wall Street banks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/hold-j11.html For six years, Holder used the office of attorney general to benefit the financial elite. Now he is going back to work for them directly. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/162667d3-ea7d-41b0-b639-f8596490a1eN/hold-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Video shows Philadelphia police ruthlessly beat unarmed youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/poli-j11.html Video shows that police punched and kicked Tyree Carroll dozens of times, beat him with nightsticks and Tazed him at least four times. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10bc45c4-7452-4946-b96b-f8c5e555ef0A/poli-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Major US airlines investigated for collusion and price-gouging http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/airl-j11.html The evidence shows that airlines are deliberately stopping expansion in order to limit seats on airline flights, which is driving up prices for customers and restraining competition. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3ddaef2-850e-4d9a-838c-52b95523963H/airl-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z UK: Poorest children lag behind on language skills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/educ-j11.html A fifth of children in England leave primary school unable to read well, including over a third of the poorest children. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/747bcd10-1d1c-4b17-a1e6-1bf8f0e7adfJ/educ-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s Nicola Sturgeon in talks over fracking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/frac-j11.html Fracking is notorious for the threat it poses to ground water supplies, which can be contaminated with chemicals and by methane released from cracked wells. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/721e530d-acf4-4113-940e-61fd810cd98E/frac-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z New Zealand First Party attacks Pacific Island immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/nzfi-j11.html Emboldened by the support it receives from Labour, the Greens and Mana, New Zealand First’s denunciations of foreigners are increasingly vicious. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3d53288-2002-49c4-93f8-a1bea988a45H/nzfi-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Malaysian prime minister engulfed in corruption scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/mala-j11.html The Wall Street Journal allegations have fanned a crisis that threatens Najib’s political position and could destabilise the ruling UMNO. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddcbbc99-5870-438f-925f-597fa7b314fJ/mala-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Netflix’s <em>Orange Is the New Black</em>, Season 3: Life goes on in a women’s prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/oran-j11.html In the third season of the series about a fictional woman’s correctional facility, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, privatization comes to Litchfield prison. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa7aff59-96cb-4886-8442-53b00204f2cB/oran-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/11/labo-j11.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30545b1d-eafe-4824-a1ef-7ca9e372ee1K/labo-j11.html 2015-07-11T05:00:00Z Greek government approves brutal austerity measures in proposal to EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/gree-j10.html The €13 billion package of cuts, including regressive sales taxes and an increase in the retirement age, is a repudiation of the landslide “no” vote on austerity in Sunday’s referendum. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bab51883-bcd3-4a33-9e70-6150a4eb6e3F/gree-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z IMF report: Global growth lowest since 2009 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/pers-j10.html Nearly eight years since the first signs the global financial crisis, the world economy is mired in slump and faces another financial collapse. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36339134-5b1b-49a7-86ae-674a4a09168B/pers-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Military officials declare Russia the “greatest threat” to US interests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/russ-j10.html The Obama administration’s campaign of military pressure against Russia is increasingly fraught with the danger of war between the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fa21ae7-c634-4d1f-a349-8b73ee64578A/russ-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z UN report: Syria faces worst refugee crisis in recent history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/syri-j10.html One-sixth of the total Syrian population has fled the country and some 230,000 have been killed as a result of the civil war that erupted in 2011, according to the UN estimates. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4e63583-c1b6-415f-9d9b-e01601f1308P/syri-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Obama welcomes Vietnam’s Communist Party head http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/viet-j10.html Trong’s very presence in the White House sends a strong message regarding Hanoi’s closer ties to Washington, directed against Beijing. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/983a3f50-ddc1-40be-b47f-f439c120dd1P/viet-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z London trains shut down in rail worker strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/rail-j10.html Strike action by rail workers brought the London Underground network to a standstill for the first time since 2002, while services to the west of England were suspended on many lines. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4527174-785d-4198-bb99-1065372fdf9J/rail-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z South Carolina legislature ends display of Confederate flag http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/flag-j10.html The decision to remove the flag from the state capitol comes after years of adamant refusal to respond to complaints that the flag was an offensive emblem of the slave-owning South. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74e760fa-52c4-4b33-846a-85a73c3c472D/flag-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Illinois governor proposes deep pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/illi-j10.html Republican governor Bruce Rauner is demanding that Democrats authorize the cuts—many of which they proposed—as part of his “Turnaround Agenda.” Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/221fe6c8-7ec6-41a7-8dce-30c1327cb2cD/illi-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z German SPD’s new program: Racism and law and order http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/spdp-j10.html The new SPD strategy paper stresses that concerns about “foreign infiltration” must be taken seriously and calls for “zero tolerance for crime and violence.” Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/495bb8e3-df31-4b9d-8fd6-bc6c2323fbeK/spdp-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Germany: Outokumpu steel plant closes in Bochum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/outo-j10.html The shutting of the plant followed a well-known script, with the unions seeking to keep employees quiet with vague promises of job security, while the plant was closed in installments. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4b25cf0-1cd2-4419-9cd8-167d5506fc3H/outo-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Hypocrisy all round as Australian Labor leader testifies at royal commission http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/shor-j10.html There is nervousness in ruling circles about the potential of the revelations to intensify the popular hostility toward the entire political establishment. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86340709-981e-4839-995b-80756718843C/shor-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Australian state government to slash hundreds of electricity jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/elec-j10.html Networks NSW jobs are being eliminated to cut costs and make the sale of its businesses more attractive to potential buyers. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12102495-3546-40e3-a47a-5662248aa59B/elec-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Labor leader pledges support for further privatisations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/fole-j10.html New South Wales Labor Opposition leader Luke Foley dedicated a substantial part of his state budget reply speech last month to assure the financial elite that Labor, in or out of office, remained the privatisation party par excellence. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65627b00-d83a-4d60-8e03-56107a3700aK/fole-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Mass evacuations in western Canada due to forest fires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/fire-j10.html Massive forest fires have engulfed large parts of northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Alaska. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0031bef1-f4d3-4019-98e6-2f83c990d74D/fire-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/euro-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56e13e23-c23e-4138-bbd7-bbfb82271a4I/euro-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z <em>The Face of an Angel</em> and <em>Danny Collins</em>: A notorious murder trial and an aging musician http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/film-j10.html <em>The Face of an Angel</em> is a fictional treatment of the Amanda Knox murder trial. <em>Danny Collins</em> is the story of a rock star who changes his life after receiving a letter that John Lennon wrote him decades earlier. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b5a3e50-d185-4f3f-8ae9-e22b26c60e2P/film-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z The significance of Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/10/grnl-j10.html In the face of economic blackmail and even threats of a military coup, the Greek working class overwhelmingly rejected the European Union’s austerity demands. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0631d3fd-bad2-4bc3-ac8a-f1e5fe4d524N/grnl-j10.html 2015-07-10T05:00:00Z China share rout hits global markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/lead-j09.html Every day for the past week, the Chinese government and financial regulators have announced new measures to try to halt the slide, but none has succeeded. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb877173-e910-433a-8d61-019a7550a99N/lead-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z A summer without jobs for America’s youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/pers-j09.html The prevalence of “Depression-era” youth unemployment goes virtually unmentioned by the American corporate media and political establishment. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd27aedc-f757-40ec-978d-ee5f488dbbcK/pers-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z New York Stock Exchange halts operations for nearly four hours http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/nyse-j09.html The shutdown was by far the longest ever trading halt attributed to computer problems. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45939f3d-a181-46f1-a110-be5bfa5cebdN/nyse-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Tsipras petitions EU for new austerity deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/syri-j09.html Following the landslide “no” vote in Sunday’s referendum, Tsipras is continuing the policy of retreat and surrender that his Syriza-led government initiated from its first day in office. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48aa1247-0fc9-4547-bfee-ac006d5172bP/syri-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z UK Conservative budget heralds ever deeper austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/budg-j09.html Chancellor George Osborne delivered a budget that seeks to replicate the situation in Greece. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e225da1f-deab-4818-8878-076a5fc8ff0I/budg-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton joins right-wing attack on “sanctuary cities” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/clin-j09.html The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination criticized the policy of the city of San Francisco that limits cooperation with federal deportation actions. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d776a69-1133-4cd6-9922-f6faed79ec6D/clin-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Trump redoubles racist invective against Mexican immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/trum-j09.html A three-page written statement claimed that Mexican immigration amounted to “infectious disease … pouring over the border.” Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f7c5177-5697-49f1-8b8a-471eec67893D/trum-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Iraq-Syria war could fragment both countries, top US general says http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/demp-j09.html The Iraq-Syria war will require a “generational” and “trans-regional” commitment of US forces, General Martin Dempsey said Tuesday. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b247330a-976d-4afa-8646-90ec6d779f8I/demp-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Microsoft announces 7,800 layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/micr-j09.html Microsoft's layoffs highlight a broader trend of tech industry job cuts in response to increasingly speculative financial markets. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f82baf7b-6a8a-464b-9c5a-da1a53cc973N/micr-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z UK government slashes non-EU migrant worker numbers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/immi-j09.html The most vicious measure is the deportation of 30,000 or more non-European Union workers who fail to earn more than £35,000 per annum after being in Britain for six years. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54edb0c8-3b89-47e0-8e7b-9bb7a7d4f61J/immi-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z German Ver.di trade union sells out postal workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/verd-j09.html After a four-week strike and a high degree of militancy by German postal workers, the Verdi trade union has accepted a contract that is directly opposed to workers’ interests. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6808d330-7b11-4d0f-bbe5-4e1f14be936G/verd-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z US lawyers argue Manila’s case against China in The Hague http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/scse-j09.html The legal case, which aims to invalidate China’s territorial claim to the South China Sea, is part of Washington’s campaign against Beijing. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb831db7-d90c-4a27-82b9-7e16e88c42cJ/scse-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian prison riot highlights spiralling detention rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/09/pris-j09.html Skyrocketing inmate numbers and deteriorating conditions have created an explosive crisis throughout the prison system. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78bbd428-f3f2-4909-a393-3bbcd2df317C/pris-j09.html 2015-07-09T05:00:00Z Euro zone summit rejects emergency funds for Greece, issues austerity ultimatum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/gree-j08.html Taking its lead from Germany, the euro zone summit laid plans for a meeting Sunday of the heads of all European Union states to discuss expelling Greece from the common currency. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3ed8aa3-e034-47a1-b7d3-145d4028237K/gree-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z The significance of the Chinese stock market rout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/pers-j08.html The Chinese regime sought to create a social base of support in better-off sections of the middle class, which are now being hammered by the stock market plunge. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1887291-4c4d-472e-a7e2-31c17e6d50bC/pers-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Greek workers speak out after “no” vote on austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/ints-j08.html The WSWS spoke to workers and young people in the aftermath of the overwhelming “no” vote last Sunday. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a38148ad-050a-4bd6-8e38-61821c58f62J/ints-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Summer joblessness for US teens remains near record levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/teen-j08.html The share of teenagers who are employed during the summer has plunged by nearly 50 percent since 2000. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79c4186c-6776-46ba-a36b-c07296ce966B/teen-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief outlines plans for space war versus China and Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/spac-j08.html The Pentagon is developing new space war capabilities and modernizing its nuclear arsenal to prepare for “great power struggles” against China and Russia. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d2a3c20-fc10-4efd-a02f-730a84676d7F/spac-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Settlement in Mexican farmworkers struggle leaves families mired in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/farm-j08.html The wage agreement left Baja California farm workers well below the poverty threshold and subject to other work abuses. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5faaa6b-0866-48dc-a6e4-0b98209f611K/farm-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Factional rival Turnbull publicly condemns policies of Australian prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/aust-j08.html Malcolm Turnbull sought to portray himself as a cultured “liberal” statesman and a defender of democratic rights. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c59a367b-97da-4bd5-810b-331d91671ccO/aust-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Students at Berlin’s Free University pass motion criticising right-wing Humboldt University professors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/free-j08.html The unanimous adoption of the resolution by students at a second renowned Berlin university is a blow against historical revisionists and the entire German ruling elite. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2a03900-ef34-4d99-b921-a5178c158caJ/free-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP defends leader’s talks on joining Harper government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/mulc-j08.html New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair’s 2006-7 flirtation with the Conservatives speaks volumes about the politics of the trade union-backed NDP. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df48cc5a-5f9f-4583-813c-c089e0da63aL/mulc-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Australia: The political fraud of constitutional “recognition” for Aborigines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/reco-j08.html Aboriginal people, like the rest of the working class, are facing a wholesale onslaught on essential services, living conditions and basic rights. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f8b49f9-7603-40f0-a0e3-e4877c21383J/reco-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Life without water in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/vide-j08.html In this video, Mamie Brown, a Detroit preschool teacher, describes the experience of having her water shut off. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f82afba0-8ba7-4e0d-82f6-8bcd9f93b77D/vide-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z Glenn Ford: An American tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/ford-j08.html Ford, who died last week at his home in New Orleans, spent the previous 30 years on death row in solitary confinement at Angola prison—for a crime he did not commit. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb49dde2-9745-4f4c-bfa7-983fbebca59D/ford-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z <em>Terminator Genisys</em> and the trajectory of American “independent” filmmaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/term-j08.html A number of the independent filmmakers of the 1990s and early 2000s have found their way, like Alan Taylor, to one or another blockbuster franchise. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62f48b4a-5d28-4275-ad37-212d1740064K/term-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z New Horizons spacecraft prepares for Pluto flyby http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/newh-j08.html Pluto, a world too small and distant to be seen in detail even with Earth’s best telescopes, is the farthest object explored by a space probe. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b4f3589-eced-4cbb-85d7-25fd162b251N/newh-j08.html 2015-07-08T05:00:00Z German government further restricts right to asylum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/08/germ-j01.html The German parliament passed a law July 2 that further criminalizes refugees. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25b8d7b9-fe49-40e6-80ba-52f0c88aaedO/germ-j01.html 2015-07-08T04:00:00Z China’s share plunge casts lengthening shadow over global markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/lead-j07.html The Chinese government has thrown the “kitchen sink” at the falling share market but to no avail. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8b967fc-5817-4df6-a312-b305ab5881aM/lead-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z As EU denounces “no” vote, Tsipras moves to the right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/pers-j07.html In response to the vote by Greek workers against austerity, the EU is demanding that its program of cuts be implemented, while Syriza lurches further to the right. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d675c832-7924-4ffc-b0c0-f225450b62fD/pers-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico spirals towards bankruptcy amid mass poverty and increasing inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/puer-j07.html A Detroit-style bankruptcy process for Puerto Rico will destroy living conditions and impose a bankers’ dictatorship. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc926bf-c2de-484c-b9b1-5ab6cbb7fa5E/puer-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/obam-j07.html Flanked by a phalanx of military officials and commanders, Obama outlined a perspective of endless war in Iraq, Syria and beyond. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ca17087-c9f2-4485-86d7-62b2cfdbc5dE/obam-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Dozens of civilians killed in US-backed airstrikes on markets in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/yeme-j07.html The Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, is in the fourth month of a campaign of daily airstrikes and an economic blockade against the poorest country in the Arab world. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c91e3763-f1c2-4172-ab34-236ec5c5d73J/yeme-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Japan joins US-Australian rehearsal for conflict with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/tali-j07.html For the first time, Japanese forces will participate in the biennial joint Australian and US “Talisman Sabre” exercise. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c05c045e-11ec-4de4-89ef-003beb9eb36M/tali-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Canada’s participation in US military-strategic offensives grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/cana-j07.html Ottawa is integrating Canada ever more fully into Washington’s main military-strategic offensives against Russia, China and the Middle East. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb3ddded-c0b4-44e8-aedf-dbe4120e609K/cana-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Democrats, Republicans attack municipal pensions in Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/penn-j07.html Lawmakers are working to end, or significantly reduce, defined-benefit pension plans for all city and municipal workers. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fa0c80d-8dc5-4578-ae43-b01af1c0970O/penn-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Brooklyn real estate developer assails building workers and tenants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/broo-j07.html Nine building maintenance workers in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn were fired from their jobs for refusing cuts in wages and benefits. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26b7f41d-7058-4eb8-8eae-e729db373d0I/broo-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Michigan governor outlines plan to dissolve Detroit public school system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/detr-j07.html The plan to break up the schools into an “old” and a “new” district is a prelude to the expansion of for-profit charter operations and the gutting of teacher pensions. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/293c0d46-95ad-48f7-a3b0-2a7e5993ff8K/detr-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Netherlands: Crackdown after police kill immigrant worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/neth-j07.html The recent protests in The Hague are a response to the poverty and years of police harassment prevailing in impoverished regions in the Netherlands. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50e5103f-6382-4c8d-a5e3-b3598ac1c3cD/neth-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z The Nazi past of Germany’s post-war political elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/nazi-j07.html The <em>Brown Book</em> continues to be a crucial source for the exposure of Nazism in German political and military circles. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fec3607a-7445-4892-bccf-af6ed903c8fA/nazi-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z SEP meetings oppose US-Australian war drive against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/meet-j07.html The reports by SEP speakers provoked serious, and at times passionate, discussion about the danger of war, as well as the emerging political developments in Greece. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ac86b1-4712-48ea-a517-c3ef6a808ecJ/meet-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Australian workers and youth speak about the danger of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/mint-j07.html Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b8a6a1b-d097-416e-add7-28b86c12306E/mint-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/wkrs-j07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/951fa197-f573-4c0d-b327-bd7862da087L/wkrs-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Mass demonstrations in Greece follow vote against EU austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/gree-j06.html Thousands gathered on Athens’ Syntagma Square Sunday evening after the emphatic rejection of austerity proposals of the European Union and the IMF. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab00f529-8d03-415f-8b66-80aca06b842C/gree-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z A landslide “no” to EU austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/pers-j06.html Yesterday’s “no” vote in Greece is a massive popular repudiation of the EU and the austerity agenda it has pursued across Europe since the 2008 economic crisis. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3b09951-be6b-4828-8e99-a9ee8a9a163B/pers-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Greek workers speak out at referendum polling stations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/gre2-j06.html Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5062692b-43af-43cc-8020-a2dd46be899I/gre2-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Operation Nemesis: Danger of state repression against protests in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/neme-j06.html While Syriza continues to try to negotiate a deal with the EU for financial aid in exchange for imposing austerity, plans are being drawn up to send the army against the people. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2413d60-9040-4b68-b0f9-56bde2d5433G/neme-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Chinese government desperate to halt market slide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/chin-j06.html The Chinese central bank’s commitment to provide funds to financial markets indicates growing concern in government circles over the depth of the stock market fall. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb2dec71-67bc-4264-a059-cb690d16885H/chin-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks approaching make-or-break deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/iran-j06.html As the talks proceed in Vienna, the US press has been churning out reports touting a new Pentagon mega-bomb specifically crafted to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/691fb8e5-c673-4bf8-9419-5df0dcb7a48A/iran-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Republican candidates split over racist remarks by Donald Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/trum-j06.html The billionaire developer and presidential candidate has made a series of fascistic rants against Mexican immigrants. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efb2a223-3acd-470e-9bcb-3bc6d6e9a56B/trum-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z US health insurers seek huge rate increases for 2016 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/prem-j06.html Many insurers are requesting double-digit premium hikes, citing diminishing profits and a larger than expected pool of unhealthy enrollees. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c6a3ac2-d53d-440f-849b-d51e75a01aaC/prem-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Manhattan real estate prices hit record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/real-j06.html The average sale price of an apartment in the New York City borough of Manhattan, the home of Wall Street, is now $1.87 million. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18840310-432a-42f6-a912-565a7a84b34P/real-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh energy company cuts health care for 4,400 retired workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/cons-j06.html Pittsburgh-based coal and natural gas giant Consol Energy is the latest in a series of private companies to cut health benefits for its retired workforce. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e04e3f3-ad74-4017-a7b4-055def4284bL/cons-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Far-right marches in Kiev as report documents crimes by Ukraine’s paramilitary forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/ukra-j06.html The neo-fascist Right Sector demonstration in Kiev called for expanded war in the southeast, where paramilitary units operate as criminal armed gangs, according to a leaked report. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f298a9cd-ae5d-4ff6-8e91-2b891cc3ee4B/ukra-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Ver.di ends strike at Berlin’s Charité hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/verd-j06.html The Ver.di trade union is fraudulently celebrating the agreement at the Charité as a great breakthrough. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b01ca9c3-e65b-43df-950d-be73cfa94e3P/verd-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Australian Broadcasting Corporation censures “Q&amp;A” producer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/abcc-j06.html The ABC board is attempting to appease the Abbott government and the Murdoch media by attacking the democratic rights of its staff. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/390e1cda-c24f-4242-aca0-5f88f0a461bB/abcc-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Unemployed forced to “work for the dole” in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/dole-j06.html Thousands of unemployed workers are now being forced to carry out unpaid work in exchange for welfare payments. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a83ad941-521b-485c-8b18-61ec558b071L/dole-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z UAW vs. autoworkers: Who are the freeloaders? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/auto-j06.html The UAW is attempting to slander and intimidate workers who refuse to pay union dues under terms of Michigan’s “Right to Work” law. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e83df4d8-2d6b-427d-9725-f3eb5b45096J/auto-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z NBC’s <em>American Odyssey</em>: Mercenaries, jihadists and Machiavellian US corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/amer-j06.html <em>American Odyssey</em>, cancelled after the first season, exhibited some good intentions, but ultimately familiar confusion. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2dad3bc-ce9d-4505-9517-a35f582f212I/amer-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 6-12 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/06/twih-j06.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/992c5d26-a3c2-47ef-a4f3-6a6e04e827cE/twih-j06.html 2015-07-06T05:00:00Z Mass demonstration opposes austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/gree-j04.html Tens of thousands of people took part in a demonstration Friday evening in Athens in opposition to the austerity programme of the European Union and International Monetary Fund. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1988909a-56f9-4b8c-ad09-5e3b1ebfc9eN/gree-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Rumbles of military coup as Greek workers demand end to EU austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/pers-j04.html Statements by retired military officers calling for a “yes” vote in Sunday’s Greek referendum carry the implied threat of a coup. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ebd205-216e-4bc6-b240-e863356d241L/pers-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Video report: Workers speak out against austerity at mass demonstration in Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/vide-j04.html Demonstrators said they were participating in the rally to demand an end to years of austerity. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34d07c95-5875-4ec8-badc-08db7c44f08O/vide-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Top bankers’ pay rose 17 percent in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/bank-j04.html The vast sums of money pocketed by bank executives are bound up with activities that range from borderline legal to flagrantly illegal. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24354f5e-5a9e-4dc3-bd9a-70f1a3b64ebK/bank-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z French president rejects bid to assist WikiLeaks founder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/assa-j04.html President Hollande has rebuffed calls to grant asylum to Assange in the wake of revelations by Wikileaks of illegal NSA spying on several French leaders. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b1e69d4-3cb5-4e1f-947b-08fe4d22c2cN/assa-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Aetna, Humana announce biggest-ever merger of health insurers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/merg-j04.html The deal is the biggest to date in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions spurred on by the Obama administration’s health care overhaul. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc988cc2-6040-44e9-89ab-09c0ec8cb10E/merg-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Prosecutors release documents from Washington police shooting investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/poli-j04.html The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in February is just one example of the lethal response of police to the decay of social conditions in the United States. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8e45bd3-7ac6-4c99-ade8-10276baac48G/poli-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Public housing crisis intensifies in Syracuse, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/nyho-j03.html The average person in Syracuse has to wait over three years to be placed in low-income public housing, with more than 3,000 people on waiting lists. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0435bdc-bc07-4d14-bc35-522a598f439F/nyho-j03.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Persistence of Ebola epidemic exposes global health failure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/ebol-j04.html The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed a record number of people because of the region’s desperate poverty and the miserly international response. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f189225a-49f9-43d2-8deb-608b996821bM/ebol-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ union agrees to strike ban effective until 2020 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/gdls-j04.html Hidden within a new agreement with Deutsche Bahn, the GDL has agreed to a “binding arbitration settlement”—in effect, a strike ban—for the life of the contract. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57a9cd74-fa68-4a2d-9c7d-870ba6d5fc5O/gdls-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z UK child poverty rising as government seeks cuts to tax credits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/pove-j04.html A staggering two thirds of children growing up in poor households have at least one family member in work. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa56277d-b4f8-4efc-88e1-1363489d7b8H/pove-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Colombo’s “fastest growing tourism” status obtained at the poor’s expense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/cmbo-j04.html The transformation of Colombo into a destination for wealthy tourists is the product of ruthless attacks on the inner-city poor, including mass evictions. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a7c61d2-35e4-4648-b91c-c04b17b41c8C/cmbo-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Australia Post to axe another 1,900 jobs in preparation for privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/post-j04.html The claim of mail business losses is a smokescreen to eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs over the next three years. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73b1cde6-6410-41ed-8599-0a74f6dde92F/post-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z World medical body denounces Australia’s refugee detention censorship law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/refu-j04.html The new law makes it a crime, punishable with two years in jail, to publicly reveal information about the conditions in Australia’s refugee detention camps. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/954bb57b-b5ed-40cb-8931-c593cc1e40fB/refu-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z <em>Silicon Valley</em>: HBO’s satire of American tech culture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/sili-j04.html Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, the series follows the ups and downs of six young men who live together in a Silicon Valley “business startup incubator.” Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/548d45f1-a7d3-4dde-b90a-8c566efb04cG/sili-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-left hails Syriza’s fraudulent referendum in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/salt-j04.html Socialist Alternative’s promotion of the Greek referendum is an attempt to prevent the working class drawing any lessons from its experiences with the Syriza government. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfe36fa0-f683-4fa7-8c14-a83850c0a87G/salt-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/labo-j04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9877a7a2-4b2d-4636-87ef-044c206478bA/labo-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z US labor force participation rate hits lowest level in nearly four decades http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/jobs-j03.html The latest US jobs report, despite being greeted by the political establishment as another sign of a "recovery," points to continued economic stagnation. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93da1239-7303-4790-8c5c-aff9f1c2fadC/jobs-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z The political fraud of Syriza’s referendum on EU austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/pers-j03.html Syriza has called the referendum to provide political cover for its last-ditch effort to work out an agreement on austerity policy with the European Union. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/031380eb-f7a2-4d83-9208-7999ed8ea8bJ/pers-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Oil giant BP reaches sweetheart settlement over 2010 Gulf disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/bpse-j03.html The agreement is the culmination of the Obama administration’s efforts to shield BP from responsibility for the worst environmental disaster in US history. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54fe30cc-360c-46c2-9c82-4ebfd684ea4L/bpse-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Egyptian air force bombs Sinai after heavy clashes with ISIS affiliate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/egyp-j03.html The strikes left at least 23 dead, one day after heavy fighting in the peninsula between government troops and Islamist forces killed some 120 people. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a34e2988-291f-402a-8e09-dd586638b9bL/egyp-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders holds rally of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/sand-j03.html The growth of support for Sanders is a reflection of widespread opposition to social inequality, which the senator is seeking to channel back into the framework of the Democratic Party. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2764daa-0535-4a49-bd14-6ba3aba34b8M/sand-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z US Justice Department finds that police provoked unrest in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/just-j03.html The report concludes that inappropriate military and police tactics alienated and incited crowds peacefully protesting the killing of Michael Brown into violent confrontation. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b4d49c6-e124-4ed2-956e-6ced274bae7O/just-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Drought-fed fire hits California’s San Bernardino Mountains http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/fire-j03.html The Lake Fire, one of several fires in the US southwest fueled by high temperatures and drought, now covers 30,000 acres. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63ddce04-7e3b-466f-a689-ff9332d90a3K/fire-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Chinese stocks continue to fall despite attempted counter-measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/chin-j03.html The World Bank has again described the Chinese financial system as unbalanced and potentially unstable. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de9cab43-2bf0-4fc0-a01c-28f5b17f317C/chin-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z UK seeks leading role in military campaign against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/chat-j03.html Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s remarks are a significant escalation of British provocations against Russia. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4db79301-0cfc-4378-b53b-e2a1639c987I/chat-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Inequality in Australia rising at one of world’s fastest rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/acos-j03.html Australia’s mining boom benefited a tiny elite at the top of the income table. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40be8205-50ec-4558-b8cf-486be3185c5A/acos-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Murdoch’s Australian media put Zaky Mallah “up in lights” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/news-j03.html In 2012, today’s “terrorist” was a propagandist for Syrian “freedom fighters.” Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/371c3501-aba4-4103-a5ae-a23b9397d1dD/news-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Quebec unions seek to smother opposition to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/queb-j03.html The Quebec Liberal government’s frontal assault on public sector workers is a key element of a broader austerity agenda that targets the entire working class. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63e72215-91d8-4aae-8753-36a8d1389a1B/queb-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Victimised Sri Lankan plantation workers speak to the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/esta-j03.html Tea estate management targeted Deeside workers because of their leading role in a three-day strike against increased production demands. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14c804ab-a6e2-49f3-b2cf-d8e11fb8557J/esta-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z <em>The Wolfpack</em>, <em>Dope</em>: American experiences, oddities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/wolf-j03.html <em>The Wolfpack</em> is a documentary about seven children who were locked away for many years in an apartment in a public housing project in Manhattan. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf74e478-8eb3-4dec-855d-a9744bb9085O/wolf-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Atmospheric temperatures rise to record levels as glaciers disintegrate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/warm-j03.html Two new reports show that global warming and climate change are becoming larger threats than ever before. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/325a73e4-4443-4339-bc06-e6739a91157N/warm-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/euro-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/915f3bed-2a9d-4c49-93f0-0eaaa95ac9dH/euro-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Tsipras’s surrender rejected as Berlin pushes for regime-change in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/gree-j02.html Senior German officials said that no matter what terms Athens offered, Berlin would seek to force a change of government in Greece. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61c27cd7-5acd-4504-997b-f1356f26b8eL/gree-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/pers-j02.html The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d71ce43d-1106-4ec5-baa4-2cea94244f1J/pers-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Protests grow as Greek referendum nears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/athe-j02.html While the more wealthy layers of society defend austerity and support a “yes” vote, workers and poor people want to vote “no.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae8f4b5-4af7-4e39-98ed-2c99a10dac0O/athe-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US and Cuba announce resumption of diplomatic relations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/cuba-j02.html The movement toward the reestablishment of full relations with Cuba is being driven by US corporate interests looking to exploit Cuban workers and resources. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8266446d-f4bd-496c-b2e6-041f7525e87N/cuba-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US income inequality continued to soar in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/saez-j02.html A new report by economist Emmanuel Saez found that the share of income going to the top one percent of US earners increased by one percentage point last year. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e4b58c-6d98-42f9-b227-8e4e7ba85c6M/saez-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Ongoing tensions in South China Sea as Chinese-led investment bank formally launched http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/asch-j02.html The establishment of the bank, a blow to US plans for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific, was accompanied by a ratcheting up of Washington’s campaign against China. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/546c5aef-d2e3-4aa7-a711-d832e96fc65B/asch-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Russia suspends natural gas shipments to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/ukra-j02.html The delivery of Russian natural gas to Ukraine was halted after Kiev refused to accept Russia’s proposed price. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039eb8a7-12fb-41a9-ab82-331e668cd6cF/ukra-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Milwaukee transit workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/milw-j02.html After working since April 1 without a contract, Milwaukee bus drivers and mechanics began a 72-hour strike early Wednesday. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11c8f77f-d4f0-4ec0-a5bc-cbc5ba922ddH/milw-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z FISA court reinstates bulk surveillance of US communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/fisa-j02.html The move by the secret FISA court follows the passage of the “USA Freedom Act,” which codifies bulk surveillance while transferring data collection to telecommunication companies. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9adcb6a-2dfc-4f78-8562-91d12936b5eL/fisa-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Illinois begins fiscal year without budget as austerity package is drawn up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/illi-j02.html Republican governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders are crafting a deal that will implement a bevy of anti-worker provisions as part of a bipartisan deal to raise taxes and cut state services. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4efec6f3-f247-42d7-acc1-735fd027338L/illi-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Podemos party takes its place in Spain’s government machinery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/spai-j02.html The Socialist Party has only managed to survive in many regional and municipal governments through pacts with Podemos Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e29196-9c1b-44e6-8624-0809ee712e3A/spai-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Trial of Auschwitz guard continues in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/tria-j02.html The indictment of former SS member Oskar Gröning charges him with acting as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc74669-6e03-4720-abb3-c7b8b56d56dD/tria-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Detention centre staff defy Australian government’s refugee censorship laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/refu-j02.html Medical professionals and former staff in Australia’s refugee detention network have challenged the new “Border Force Act.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4967cca2-d4e5-4fd5-95d4-09d06f17c3eF/refu-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z The manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat: <em>High Sierra</em> in upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/clin-j02.html Raoul Walsh’s <em>High Sierra</em> came to mind in the wake of the sad, predictable end to the three-week manhunt for escaped convicts Matt and Sweat. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a4bb3a1-c6a4-41eb-bba9-8d1407cb958J/clin-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z <em>Voodoo</em>, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/harl-j02.html H. Lawrence Freeman (1869-1954) was active as a composer, conductor and teacher, but his work was rarely performed during his lifetime. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd19df9-51c5-4718-a308-551cf4eee60L/harl-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Greece defaults on debt as Syriza offers alternative austerity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/gree-j01.html Eurozone finance ministers rejected an appeal from Prime Minister Tsipras that would have extended loans to Greece in return for a new proposed list of austerity measures. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0afd18a-5bdc-4035-a75a-cb293d57346A/gree-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/pers-j01.html The annual report of the Bank for International Settlements has criticised the reliance by central banks on monetary policy, calling instead for “structural reforms.” Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30a42feb-90fa-471a-9c18-18ab1eb4fd4M/pers-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/intv-j01.html Workers interviewed by a WSWS reporting team in Athens, Greece, spoke out against austerity and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/941a6a51-0204-46e1-9a40-a64575530b6D/intv-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Thousands rally in pro-austerity demonstration in Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/demo-j01.html Many demonstrators carried European Union and Greek flags, as well as pro-EU placards, shouting, “Save Democracy, Yes to Euro”. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3081a743-ead4-466a-bd2e-4e40a1e405cG/demo-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/syri-j01.html Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5b2eeb5-86b6-41a0-8c11-0ce2a8afab9H/syri-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama proposes rules to expand overtime pay for salaried workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/sala-j01.html Despite being touted as a major new policy initiative by the White House, the proposed change to overtime rules would affect just 3.5 percent of US workers. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dff7c8d2-a797-46d6-b450-9dbe4daf4dcC/sala-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Chicago teachers’ union blocks fight against layoffs, offers to impose pay freeze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/chic-j01.html As the contract expires for 28,000 teachers, the CTU is determined to prevent a struggle that could develop into a broader mobilization of public workers against budget cuts. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e372d4-e157-4aa3-b775-00a8ed4b417L/chic-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Alberta NDP government asks ex-Bank of Canada head to draft budget plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/alta-j01.html The NDP is soliciting advice from a right-wing mandarin involved in formulating sweeping attacks on working people, including the draconian cuts of the Chretien-Martin government. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbc0fb8c-b637-401b-ab84-44472ebc278J/alta-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Backlash mounts against government attack on Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/abcc-j01.html There is growing public disquiet over the government’s hysterical attack on the ABC and endless rhetoric about terrorism. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5306803-91cc-4bc8-b217-b7826abea1bI/abcc-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Former Spanish defence minister admits “pre-coup situation” in 2006 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/spai-j01.html The opposition Popular Party (PP), the Catholic Church and military leaders bitterly opposed a statute defining Catalonia as a nation. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a115093d-6fab-4cdc-9587-375e66f180bB/spai-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Germany: IG Metall union suppresses opposition at ThyssenKrupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/krup-j01.html IG Metall at Thyssen Krupp is trying to stifle all opposition and erect a sophisticated system aimed at policing workers at the factory. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b814fb6-e62d-4023-bd61-ce8bb9b2060C/krup-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Budget bipartisanship in Australia: Labor backs more Abbott government cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/budg-j01.html Labor leader Shorten helped push through a fuel excise increase that will raise $3.6 billion from motorists over the next five years. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67d730b6-8dca-4019-b10f-7bcf215336aL/budg-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/sand-j01.html The “socialist” senator and Democratic presidential candidate's nationalist appeals are designed to head off the emergence of an independent movement of the working class. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13b3cc21-7573-436d-9b0c-234734b8ae5J/sand-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Support grows for victimised Sri Lankan tea estate workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/esta-j01.html Plantation workers denounce frame-up charges against Deeside estate workers. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/896b9bfd-05e7-4b1d-ae48-843eb4e875fA/esta-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Bank closures impose deepening misery on Greek people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/gree-j30.html Retirees were unable to obtain their pension benefits as a weeklong bank holiday began amid warnings of fuel and medicine shortages. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4417d77-b437-4aa6-8d41-57516a6aab0N/gree-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds “excruciating” executions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/pers-j30.html The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that executions using the sedative midazolam can go forward. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7035a63-34c7-47e2-bfc3-3bf729b2d99N/pers-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico governor declares debts “not payable” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/rico-j30.html The government of Puerto Rico is looking to impose brutal austerity measures on the working class in order to secure payment to wealthy creditors. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28453af6-c000-475d-8b90-e9fb70273bfI/rico-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Supreme Court invalidates federal air pollution rules for power plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/epas-j30.html The Supreme Court struck down Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would have sharply reduced airborne toxins from oil- and coal-fueled power plants. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4e19d75-353f-4629-92c6-fd97b307306K/epas-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Budget cuts create intolerable conditions in California nursing homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/senr-j30.html The private investment firms, which have bought up many nursing home chains, are reaping high profits by reducing care to elderly patients. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/302dff4e-0efb-4f5c-82f5-91d2d914414H/senr-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z UK: Another £22 billion in “savings efficiencies” in National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/heal-j30.html The government’s claim that the second round of “efficiency savings” will be accomplished through better procurement and efficient rostering of staff is fraudulent. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6256fb88-5d7e-4f72-b5cd-47c7b6510b7J/heal-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z The case of Zaky Mallah and the witch-hunt against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/mall-j30.html After being acquitted by a jury on two trumped-up terrorism charges, Mallah was uniquely qualified to ask a question about handing the government power to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38bd3822-74cd-46d0-9737-f28b2f4ad92F/mall-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z European energy firms agree to expand Nord Stream pipeline with Gazprom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/russ-j30.html Differences within the European Union, as well as between the EU and the US, are emerging over energy policy and relations with Russia. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6077bfe6-0865-4c7d-aed2-334424301c8I/russ-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Protests continue in Armenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/arme-j30.html Demonstrators demanding a permanent reversal of electricity rate hikes remain on the streets in the capital of Armenia, a key ally of Russia in the Caucasus. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faac7bca-7742-409d-aefb-b05f92ec553M/arme-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Fire inquest told Bankstown apartment block still unsafe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/euro-j30.html The long-delayed inquest into the Euro Terraces apartment fire that killed a student and badly injured another began hearings this month. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbfaefc-6f9c-45b9-a3f6-25d783baaf7C/euro-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Malaysia’s opposition coalition breaks apart http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/mala-j30.html The collapse of the three-party pact changes the political landscape and points to growing instability. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed93040-cf10-4d72-b6ef-5ed63a50776P/mala-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Syriza’s fraudulent capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/cont-j30.html Billions of euros have been taken out of Greece by wealthy individuals and corporations in order to make a financial killing if the country goes back to the drachma. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/936e57c3-ff17-4bed-ba89-9ab5824dd01L/cont-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/flag-j30.html The rush to take down symbols of racism that the American political establishment has kept in place for decades is a defensive response to an outpouring of public horror over the Charleston killings and popular hostility to racism. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a33fc41e-857f-4eec-89a9-96c71744cedB/flag-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Three national strikes called off by UK trade unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/stri-j30.html Planned national strikes by rail workers, probation officers, and steel workers have been called off in succession by Britain’s major trade unions. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6418767c-de58-4b31-a641-b4e7e346890N/stri-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb1ba4ed-5f2b-4304-b51a-f105deca70cC/wkrs-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka SEP calls public meeting to defend victimised plantation workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/slmt-j30.html The Glenugie tea plantation workers were victimised for playing a leading role in a three-day strike in February against an arbitrary increase in workloads. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a88db4-fb85-437c-bfbe-a028ad38e1aD/slmt-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Greek collapse, global turbulence loom as Syriza imposes capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/gree-j29.html The decision followed Sunday’s announcement by the European Central Bank that it would not increase its emergency funding for Greek banks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/675010f7-0e8f-4b19-8772-0dc94081958J/gree-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Greek crisis comes to a head http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/pers-j29.html The decision of European financial authorities to terminate the bailout of Greece and limit the flow of credit to banks has brought the country to the brink of an economic and financial meltdown. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74489643-9166-46ed-aedb-27036bd69d5M/pers-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z China’s central bank cuts rates after shares plunge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/chin-j29.html The People’s Bank of China is increasingly responding to events rather than following a pre-determined strategy. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa378bfa-34b4-4dbd-80d5-f6dc78971cdF/chin-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/iran-j29.html The US is threatening to walk away from the talks unless Tehran capitulates to its demands for further sweeping concessions. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d5154ab-3552-4ca2-917a-61a7c2ec61dP/iran-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z American CEOs paid 300 times more than workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/ceop-j29.html While the average worker made the same in 2014 as they did in 2009, CEO compensation at top companies rose by 54.3 percent. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eb42180-d6b2-44c3-a050-ca4dfcb2f4dE/ceop-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Australian government intensifies political assault on the ABC http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/aabc-j29.html The campaign is aimed at intimidating ABC journalists and producers and transforming the network into a direct government mouthpiece. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5396528c-8b90-4bc2-88f3-d23bd5e5a52J/aabc-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament amid political uncertainty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/sril-j29.html Since the January 8 presidential election, Sirisena and his minority government have faced one crisis after another. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/904789c0-7a4d-4ecf-b1de-86f334fef23P/sril-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z South Africa: Commission whitewashes ANC role in Marikana massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/safr-j29.html For three months, President Jacob Zuma delayed releasing the Farlam Commission’s report into the murders of dozens of striking mineworkers in August 2012. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c641caa-9a3b-4e18-a9de-ca1ee93bb8aG/safr-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z German army expands its tank battalions targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/germ-j29.html German politicians and media leave no doubt about the target of the army’s new IFV and combat tanks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffd48779-e9ce-4bae-bd23-9716fca53f4B/germ-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z German army targets youth with war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/bund-j29.html In images from armed forces day, children clamber on tanks, sit in military helicopters and hold anti-tank weapons in their hand. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6567d671-996c-448a-ab5c-d7a3603bc16G/bund-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z US government covered up 14,000 photos documenting CIA secret prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/ciaa-j29.html The existence of a trove of photos documenting the CIA's global network of “black site” torture centers came to light over the weekend. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48bb76fc-432f-49e9-84b7-c7bb14fe26bC/ciaa-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z New York City police officers waited 20 minutes to report shooting of Akai Gurley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/akai-j29.html Officers waited 20 minutes to report the shooting of an unarmed man in one of New York City’s public housing facilities and failed to give medical assistance as he lay dying. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf66f20a-2abd-4021-9d41-0d637f49321H/akai-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Michigan cuts welfare payments for school truancy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/welf-j29.html The law is one of a raft of vindictive measures throughout the country, which blames the poor for social ills caused by poverty in order to strip them of government assistance. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07bd47d8-f877-42dd-8cbb-42cccf0a92eL/welf-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Legislative deal means further deepening of New York’s housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/rent-j29.html Democrats and Republicans agreed to a deal which leaves essentially unchanged existing rent regulations and tax breaks that favor landlords and developers. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/718a2e91-b0e8-468b-a90e-88d60445129E/rent-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z UK unions abandon strike threat at Tata Steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/tata-j29.html A spokesman for Tata Steel indicated that the company believes it has made gains at workers’ expense. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40354d50-3b0d-49c7-b7f9-aa78f3417e3H/tata-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z OECD report documents growth of financial parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/oecd-j29.html Financial parasitism is leading to the destruction of the productive forces upon which the livelihoods of the world working class depend. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b1f55f-1bdd-41ad-b5ba-ed362a795f5K/oecd-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Obama’s eulogy in Charleston, South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/obam-j29.html President Obama’s eulogy for the victims of this month’s shooting in Charleston was remarkable for its religious obscurantism and inability to seriously address any of the issues that led to the horrendous mass murder. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5faaccf0-349a-49a5-90d7-8036e28a4ecF/obam-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z The Apu Trilogy: “Art wedded to truth must, in the end, have its rewards” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/sray-j29.html Indian director Satyajit Ray’s cinematic masterwork, The Apu Trilogy has been meticulously restored by Janus Films and is currently screening in North American cinemas. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22eb7d85-fd95-4174-af0f-16b95882d28O/sray-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 29-July 5 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/twih-j29.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a471ed3-46f7-4f13-b521-834bfe92db4B/twih-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z <em>Strange Fruit</em> by Kenan Malik: A polemic against racism and identity politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/stra-j29.html The WSWS is reposting a 2010 review of <em>Strange Fruit</em>, a book by British journalist and scientist Kenan Malik, who penned a thoughtful look on the complex biological, social and historical issues involved in the notion of race and racism. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61be6b25-5e6a-4318-b254-8d42742dc9aN/stra-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Greek prime minister calls for referendum on EU austerity demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/gree-j27.html Tsipras’s proposal is a reactionary fraud, designed to lend a veneer of democratic legitimacy to the looting of Greece by the banks. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1fa14ec-2285-439f-85d3-ada97f3acb4M/gree-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in terrorist attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/terr-j27.html The attacks have raised concerns of a global offensive by Islamist terrorist groups that have emerged from US-led wars in Libya and Syria. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8cbf216-b706-4ddb-9d30-b164ccb840bF/terr-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z The US Supreme Court and marriage equality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/pers-j27.html The Supreme Court decision invalidates laws in a minority of US states that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriage and arbitrarily discriminate against homosexuals. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2288da9d-0f61-4bc0-83d5-c64101fcbcdI/pers-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Green Party candidate launches US presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/gpus-j27.html Dr. Jill Stein declared her political solidarity with Bernie Sanders and similar “left” Democratic Party presidential hopefuls like Jesse Jackson, Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7946799d-9408-4316-a0dc-245861726d5A/gpus-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Obama administration uses bilateral talks to ramp up pressure on China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/chus-j27.html The talks took place amid an escalation of Washington’s diplomatic, military and economic campaign against China. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edd00948-8038-4f31-ae8b-c1724915b2eP/chus-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader pledges loyalty to government’s assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/shor-j27.html Labor helped ram through an anti-refugee bill amid an escalating terrorist fear campaign by the government and the corporate media. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/380d77ce-0560-4ee3-a89d-afe46d67dfcM/shor-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Over 1,100 killed by heat wave in Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/paki-j27.html The victims have died because of electricity outages, water supply shortages, inadequate healthcare facilities and government indifference. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e928b881-e50a-4e89-9694-c74bfbb1304M/paki-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z EU summit strengthens brutal refugee policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/euro-j27.html Deportations are to be more effectively organized and special camps created in which asylum proceedings will be fast-tracked under the supervision of EU authorities. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/921af474-2352-4c2e-8000-0b0d686a07aK/euro-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z UK Prime Minister Cameron sets out demands for EU treaty reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/came-j27.html Cameron avoided any detailed presentation to the EU summit because he knew that this would only confirm the UK’s isolation. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d923070d-e819-4ad4-b8d9-3dc381fc25fA/came-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Thousands of jobs lost in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/jobs-j27.html Following the loss of 90,000 public-sector jobs in the last parliament, a further 100,000 jobs are set to go over the next five years. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4ca882a-1364-4202-ae50-f1479cf38e0F/jobs-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Ver.di seeks to impose sellout of German childcare workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/care-j27.html Many workers who had placed great hopes in the strike are incensed over Ver.di’s behaviour. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0df723a-b926-4f6b-98ad-2eb561b02d1C/care-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Detroit police chief says block party shooting carried out by “urban terrorists” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/dsho-j27.html Detroit authorities denounced residents for not providing information about “urban terrorists.” Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/668a0800-8ba5-4d63-b7d1-427d064a295L/dsho-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Paul Krugman’s apologia for Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/krug-j27.html Economist and <em>New York Times</em> columnist Paul Krugman has responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act by declaring the health care overhaul a “policy triumph.” Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d614dcdd-326e-4759-9035-7859742f9fdP/krug-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-lefts hail advance of US-backed Islamists in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/salt-j27.html Socialist Alternative continues its public support for the US-led regime-change operation against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0fd953c-840e-4c82-bb71-fb643ab8a57N/salt-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/27/labo-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f39048-a71f-4167-b5b7-c39aadc58b9P/labo-j27.html 2015-06-27T05:00:00Z US, NATO powers intensify preparations for nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nuke-j26.html NATO officials revealed plans for a more aggressive nuclear strategy to counter “Russian aggression,” just days after US war planners called for a new generation of nuclear weapons. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89ec4c5-dfd9-4010-a315-9063e77fb79G/nuke-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z NATO increases support for Ukrainian regime, warns of renewed fighting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nato-j26-1.html NATO is deepening ties with Ukraine, a move that increases the danger of a war between the US and Russia: the world’s two largest nuclear armed powers. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a190807b-c758-4b3d-a5c2-4c386b614f5O/nato-j26-1.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/obam-j26.html The majority opinion states that without the subsidies the ACA would collapse, sending the insurance market into a “death spiral.” Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dcf4025-1424-4fd8-9cf7-85715e4b709I/obam-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z OECD report points to growing dangers for world economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/oecd-j26.html Major life insurance companies in Europe may be threatened with insolvency as a result of problems caused by the global low-interest rate regime. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/645f40f3-33b6-48c9-8ccf-be494d8cd98E/oecd-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Abbott government calls for sackings at Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/abcs-j26.html The ABC is mounting a defence of free speech on its knees, having accepted the essential premise of the Abbott government’s attack. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fadbcca-1109-4ab0-8bf1-860170fb5d2G/abcs-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z New York City mayor announces plan to hire more police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/nypd-j26.html Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to increase the size of the New York Police Department by 1,300 officers, at the cost of $170 million. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed06b34-43b8-49df-9a7f-a660086fddcH/nypd-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z San Bernardino, California, prepares to privatize city services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/sber-j26.html The city of San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy in July 2012, is seeking to privatize its firefighting and garbage collection services. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ea41e4c-65ea-4022-973e-a63efa20e6aO/sber-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z The issues in the US auto contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/auto-j26.html With the formal start of talks set for July 13, auto workers are being kept in the dark, fed bits and scraps of information filtered through the corporate-controlled media. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc4d5f63-3f63-4514-a61e-65e590b185cO/auto-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Spain agrees to increased US military presence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/spai-j26.html For the Pentagon, use of the Morón and Rota bases is part of the new “Scramble for Africa.” Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b34eab20-b27e-4a55-81d1-93af44bd077E/spai-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z NDP leader Mulcair makes pitch to Canadian big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/cndp-j26.html With opinion polls showing the trade union-backed NDP ahead, Mulcair is anxious to reassure big business that the NDP will faithfully serve its interests. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c54cf097-e260-40c8-b001-2737a34868fC/cndp-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z German child care strike delegates rebuff union president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/unio-j26.html The arbitration proposal brought by the ver.di leadership to end the month-long child care workers strike would amount to a freeze in real wages for 240,000 workers. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0ad95f7-ea17-4821-b783-bd9acf3f3f5D/unio-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Dortmund: Steelworkers protest against plant closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/work-j26.html Workers denounced management and demanded strike action at a workplace meeting at the Hoesch sheet steel works (HSP) earlier this month. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/238b12f8-e9bd-498d-99cd-82760483337I/work-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Political issues in the Greek debt crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/pers-j26.html Having built its entire policy around denying the possibility of socialist revolution, Syriza is proposing ever deeper attacks on the working class under the EU’s direction. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aa06400-80c6-4f45-aff8-56eb19b8d99B/pers-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z SEP public meeting assesses political turmoil in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/slmt-j26.html A successful meeting in Colombo examined the turmoil confronting President Sirisena’s government. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd517359-c312-4fc2-984f-fd5dad4847dF/slmt-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/26/wkrs-j26.html The <em> World Socialist Web Site </em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c93dd5c-c4f0-4e8c-bfd4-a06359f85eaL/wkrs-j26.html 2015-06-26T05:00:00Z US home ownership rate hits lowest level in two decades http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/hous-j25.html Amid falling wages, rising housing costs and tight-fisted lending by banks, the “American dream” of homeownership has moved out of reach for most young households. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/480085c1-3303-4308-8dfb-637f06301c4H/hous-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Behind the political furore over the Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/pers-j25.html Prime Minister Abbott will accept nothing less than the complete refashioning of the ABC into an unabashed propaganda arm of his government. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c0fa82-100b-4b93-bde0-87648caee11P/pers-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z NATO announces expansion of military force targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/nato-j25.html The decision to expand the size of the NATO Response Force to 40,000 troops can be understood only as part of preparations for war with Russia. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d60349a8-b637-437f-81ed-b076591620aA/nato-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z EU rejects Syriza’s austerity proposals at euro group summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/gree-j25.html The EU is demanding even deeper cuts, beyond the austerity measures Syriza agreed to over the weekend after capitulating to the EU’s previous demands. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81ce45fd-6342-4e3a-bf24-58d407eb63cB/gree-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Australian government unveils bill to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/citi-j25.html The legislation could be used to terminate the fundamental political and civil rights of many people, including those opposing war. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92c8ccb9-9b89-40c9-902d-db01f24ab61A/citi-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Union shuts down last remaining oil refinery strike in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/oils-j25.html After nearly five months, the United Steelworkers wore down oil refinery workers in Galveston, Texas, completing the union’s betrayal and defeat of the 2015 strike. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eee6d11a-b974-4237-8062-f3dbd03847dO/oils-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z New York City claims reforms at Rikers amid further evidence of prisoner abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/rike-j25.html As reports of horrific conditions at the prison continue to mount, the city has agreed to a slate of minor reforms proposed by the Obama Justice Department Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb5c9d37-194c-407a-890b-0b648487f28E/rike-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, autopsy confirms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/autp-j25.html The state medical examiner’s office ruled that Gray suffered a “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine after being arrested and given a “rough ride” by Baltimore police. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1d40b3-c5d8-4c22-94f6-8d48b283cb8G/autp-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z State of California rules Uber driver is employee, not contractor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/uber-j25.html In an effort to drive down labor costs, companies are replacing regular employees with cheaper contract workers with no job security or health care. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f70d0f1f-250c-4876-96a4-0971408a86dK/uber-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z EU begins military intervention in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/eumi-j25.html The military operation will use military force against refugee boats, particularly in Libya, and involves a massive expansion of intelligence and police powers. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65427084-ec41-4be0-b159-1cd8f01156dO/eumi-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z French riot police attack striking ferry seamen and migrants in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/cala-j25.html The social eruption in Calais has also fed growing tensions between the UK and France over the refugee crisis in the city. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d57b547c-3eea-4540-8150-15e40954920G/cala-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Striking Berlin hospital workers denounce austerity, staffing cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/char-j25.html Several hundred nurses and care workers gathered at the Ministry of Health on the second day of the strike at Berlin’s Charité Hospital, Europe’s largest health facility. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c13f96-b812-44f4-a4ed-b95ea407b9cC/char-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z Oppose political censorship at the University of Western Sydney! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/25/uwss-j25.html In violation of basic democratic rights, university officials are seeking to vet IYSSE leaflets and identify students circulating them. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a434177-34ba-4aa3-bae4-9a27f6fa483H/uwss-j25.html 2015-06-25T05:00:00Z