Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ India launches military attacks against Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/inpk-s30.html Indian military strikes killed people in the “double-digits,” according to media reports, bringing South Asia perilously close to an all-out war with potentially catastrophic consequences. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/304c2d71-6999-4eb0-819a-aa0b8ffec03C/inpk-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z New York Times brands Russia an “outlaw state” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/pers-s30.html The <em>Times’</em> hysterical rhetoric reflects a debate within ruling circles over whether to launch a major escalation of war before or after the US election. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71bcfa84-c1bd-4c72-9dea-122221ca6c4A/pers-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z More US troops sent to Iraq ahead of assault on Mosul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/mosu-s30.html Justifications have been given in advance for the slaughter of every person labelled a member of ISIS and for large numbers of civilian casualties. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fe14e1a-1965-4f84-8635-44dfb3269a2O/mosu-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Congress overrides Obama veto of bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/veto-s30.html The White House is openly protecting the Saudi monarchy against charges that it supported the Al Qaeda terrorists who hijacked four airplanes on September 11, 2001. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16a545b1-58ad-4dcc-98c2-50052bebaddD/veto-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z JIT investigation blames Russia for MH17 crash in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/mh17-s30.html The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine set off a confrontation between NATO and Russia, as US officials charged that Moscow had shot down the jetliner. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b84a86d-fe17-4b50-8271-e8772201b92A/mh17-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Crisis at Germany’s Deutsche Bank intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/bank-s30.html Following the plunge in Deutsche Bank’s share price to its lowest level since 1983, Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, has announced a major restructuring. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a054a727-b065-49e8-b48a-e8e2c2fea25G/bank-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z New Jersey commuter train crash kills one and injures more than 100 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/newj-s30.html The tragedy is yet another expression of the disastrous state of US infrastructure, which has suffered decades of cuts. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62b7f584-853d-4514-84f9-22fd32710c2B/newj-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Louisiana police release video of officers killing six-year-old Jeremy Mardis in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/nopv-s30.html Mardis was shot as he sat in his father’s car when police emptied 18 rounds into the vehicle, severely injuring the unarmed man and killing the boy instantly. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/983b082c-535a-4a86-b207-8ff4b5c93f2I/nopv-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Chicago teachers set strike date http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/chic-s30.html After nearly a year and a half without a contract, the teachers union has set a walkout date for October 11. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/827b6e28-1bcd-4904-9576-ba07028e7bdP/chic-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Push to install right-wing Spanish government splits Socialist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/psoe-s30.html On Wednesday, half of the Spanish Socialist Party’s Federal Executive resigned, launching an inner-party putsch aiming to force the installation of a right-wing government. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8eb3ed-f9c5-4fe0-a1b3-37019f2399cG/psoe-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Irish unions call off Dublin bus strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/dubl-s30.html The unions are winding down the dispute and paving the way for the defeat of their members’ struggle. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9158082-5bfa-4a1a-b172-69a6cde258eM/dubl-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Berlin police shoot Iraqi refugee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/berl-s30.html The young father of three was shot dead after reacting to the alleged sexual assault of his six-year-old daughter by another man. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36dc7bc1-f0fd-4e63-83b6-2cae325af7bL/berl-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z The Verdi union’s despicable role in the breakup of Germany’s Kaiser’s Tengelmann retail group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/kais-s30.html Roundtable talks, secret negotiations, time limit extensions—the unions are seeking to ensure nothing prevents the smooth sell-off of the retail chain. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa45547c-7728-4781-bcc2-f907f32352eL/kais-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Infrastructure breakdown plunges Australian state into darkness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/elec-s30.html Power went out across South Australia, cutting off electricity to 900,000 homes and throwing the state into chaos. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93d1175b-d6b6-4ec2-9b38-4abcb2b7e3eG/elec-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Immigration employees take industrial action in public sector dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/bord-s30.html The limited stoppages are a continuation of the union’s attempts to isolate public sector workers and prevent a unified political and industrial fight against the government’s attacks. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cd3b470-4f72-4e04-b278-791f6bf449aE/bord-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/euro-s30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfcbd317-b96e-4955-9e8b-018866fc8e9C/euro-s30.html 2016-09-30T05:00:00Z Slowdown in growth of trade highlights global economic stagnation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/econ-s29.html Both the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund warned of an increase in protectionist measures alongside a fall in the rate of world trade growth. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/870f7c84-f665-46bd-8fb8-0497d1c2392G/econ-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Corbyn’s capitulation to the right wing and the lessons of the UK Labour leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/pers-s29.html Corbyn’s defence of the Labour Party’s grip on the working class and his continued opposition to any struggle against the right wing is a vindication of the political stand taken by the Socialist Equality Party. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd3c7440-39d2-478d-ace3-a5975b40d6fN/pers-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z US threatens Russia with end to cooperation in Syria as fighting rages in Aleppo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/syri-s29.html Kerry’s blunt warning to Lavrov that the US is considering ending all bilateral cooperation with Russia in Syria shows how close the situation is to all-out war. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db760088-24be-46eb-9460-06d23b813ceI/syri-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z SPD, Left Party and Greens commence coalition talks after Berlin election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/berl-s29.html The task of a “red-red-green” coalition will be to step up the right-wing policies of boosting state powers, attacking refugees and slashing social programs. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34adbef2-3911-44a8-beb4-72bfd2f9379J/berl-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Sanders stumps for Clinton at University of New Hampshire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/sand-s29.html Sanders evidently believes the American people are infinitely gullible and cannot see through a “political revolution” that consists of supporting the favored candidate of the financial aristocracy and the CIA. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51fdd433-9522-4d0d-beaf-73d872dbd8fL/sand-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Police kill 30-year-old mentally ill man in El Cajon, California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/poli-s29.html The killing of Alfred Olango one week after the killing of Keith Lamont Scott has sparked demonstrations in the impoverished San Diego suburb. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd475ba4-cedd-41f0-b954-56c5d426d3bK/poli-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh residents demand their water be tested for lead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/pitt-s29.html Belated lead-in-water testing by Pittsburgh authorities showed dangerously high levels of lead in 43 percent of homes. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8da1b745-717d-4d3e-9c8d-3b6dcadc9e5H/pitt-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Walmart to cut 7,000 back-office jobs in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/walm-s29.html The announcement of mass layoffs at the largest employer in the US comes amid a wave of cuts in the retail industry. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9af9359f-4411-44e0-a3ad-085fc1205d2E/walm-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Canadian autoworkers denounce contract sellout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/oppo-s29.html Workers at Canadian plants operated by the Detroit Three auto companies spoke to the WSWS <em>Autoworkers Newsletter</em> of their opposition to contract concessions and the pro-company policies of Unifor. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f3e10f7-80c0-414a-b914-a962c5bffc0P/oppo-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z After Kashmir attack, US media threaten to support India in war with Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/uspa-s29.html Washington’s anti-China “pivot to Asia” is fueling war tensions between Pakistan and India, which have escalated since Islamist militants attacked an Indian military base in Kashmir. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30424f87-78bd-4cdf-b940-21d7dd71e0fG/uspa-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Vienna refugee conference reaffirms Europe’s closed-border policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/refu-s29.html The conference has underscored the inhumane and reactionary content of German Chancellor's Merkel’s refugee policy. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2026ac06-9127-48ce-b6b2-6e4ff811f3bB/refu-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z British Medical Association sells out struggle of UK junior doctors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/docs-s29.html The isolation and defeat of the doctors' struggle is the result of the collective efforts of the entire labour and trade union bureaucracy. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/898420dd-1d75-4317-8c22-2894695f815O/docs-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Workers’ strikes spreading throughout South Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/hyun-s29.html The South Korean working class is fighting against government-led attempts to cut wages in public and private businesses. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57bd8fc9-d806-4b96-86f6-4cf7f45ce29J/hyun-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Ex-Australian Labor minister calls for deregulation of university fees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/unis-s29.html Dawkins appealed for Labor and the Coalition government to develop a bipartisan policy to further slash education spending and deny access to working class youth. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2057327d-c053-4260-bfcf-fb8c838e2bdG/unis-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Large audience for interview with David North, author of <em>A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/nort-s29.html The online interview, which has been accessed more than 4,000 times, deals with the issues raised in North’s book and their relevance for contemporary politics. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d47e7c43-1c65-47af-b994-99577929829J/nort-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z <em>The Chosen</em>, on Trotsky, and other political subjects http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/tff2-s29.html The appearance of an honest and accurate film about the plot to assassinate Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Mexico in 1940 is a welcome—and long overdue—event. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ea34af-ac1a-4c43-a7fb-7f41cb83b6bE/tff2-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party marks its centenary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/nzla-s29.html Contrary to the myths advanced by Labour’s apologists, the party was never socialist. It has always defended capitalism at home and supported imperialist war abroad. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67d1da7b-9cc8-4a03-b1ec-01b5b170628P/nzla-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief outlines preparations for nuclear war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/nuke-s28.html Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a chilling speech in favor of nuclear escalation to US Air Force personnel in charge of launching strategic bomber and missile attacks. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c2a01a-614d-4dce-a3c2-3118306f4aaJ/nuke-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Britain attacks plans for European military union at Bratislava summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/mili-s28.html British officials see German and French plans to militarise the European Union as an intolerable threat to the NATO alliance and Europe's relations with the United States. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcc8d78d-5778-4317-84ce-fdde0871f5bK/mili-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party conference: Corbyn again prostrate before right wing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/corb-s28.html British Labour leader Corbyn wants to preserve the unity of the Labour Party because he represents only a left-talking faction of the apparatus. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5980f26-c07e-4f99-8c9e-6cf65f9414aL/corb-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Polish Parliament approves ban on abortion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/pola-s28.html The latest ban on abortions is deeply reactionary and represents an attack on the democratic and social rights of the working class. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/363207b8-1b9f-4fae-9a6a-65090445866K/pola-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Nine wounded in mass shooting by a Houston, Texas lawyer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/hous-s28.html Police shot and killed Nathan DeSai after he opened fire on passersby near his home early Monday morning, wounding nine. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d0e7f03-3099-432e-b454-d886485873dJ/hous-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Bill to fund US government stalls in Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/cong-s28.html Congress has until Friday at midnight to pass funding legislation for the new fiscal year and prevent a shutdown of the federal government. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f588a67-9649-4422-855f-9ffb25cac43E/cong-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z US national anthem protests at sporting events continue to spread http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/anth-s28.html Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem before NFL games, in protest of racial injustice and police brutality, has continued to gain support. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b15688a-6307-4f68-be5f-3cedfc94920G/anth-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Liberals’ Canada Post review lays basis for massive assault on postal workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/cana-s28.html Despite making a public show of criticizing the task force’s call for further cuts in service and attacks on workers’ rights, CUPW bears political responsibility for the reactionary report. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bc2b055-bc91-4695-8df0-7acc6c2684aI/cana-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z India launches campaign to “punish” Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/inpk-s28.html The publicly announced steps India has taken against Pakistan are of a diplomatic and economic character. But behind the scenes feverish preparations continue for a lethal “counterstrike.” Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb4097ff-34c8-4d5f-9cbb-47c3bd18be3C/inpk-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Anti-China witch-hunt targets former Australian foreign minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/carr-s28.html The attack on Carr, an establishment figure with strong ties in Washington, is a sign that nothing less than full support for the US war drive against China will be tolerated. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/184f5b31-ab57-453d-bfb3-0b0fbdd46e2F/carr-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z International court dismisses Australian challenge over Timor Sea border dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/timo-s28.html The judgement marks another exposure of Canberra’s contempt for international law and its rank hypocrisy over the resolution of maritime disputes. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28899be7-f3bd-4503-b321-df975c0deacE/timo-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea: Air Niugini sacks pilots over protest action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/pngp-s28.html Responsibility for the dismissal of the pilots rests with the trade unions, which claimed that individual protests would pressure the government to make concessions. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ac37019-8a7c-436c-96ee-5c7c8912600K/pngp-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z The US presidential debate and the war plans of the ruling class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/pers-s28.html Clinton used the debate to continue the war-mongering diatribes against Russia that have dominated her campaign, along with her attacks on Trump as a stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49e8c666-356e-41f9-9631-c1ee693b87cA/pers-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z WSWS interview with David North: <em>A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/inte-s28.html The interview covered a wide range of topics, from the significance of the dissolution of the USSR to the pro-imperialist politics of the pseudo-left and the revolutionary role of the working class. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a77d8ea9-3cbb-459f-ad5a-aac352184c1A/inte-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Indian workers and students speak out against US war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/meet-s28.html Indian workers and students discussed mounting global tensions and New Delhi’s role in the US military preparations against China. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd377874-8fac-40db-8ac9-e51d298a0dcP/meet-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Clint Eastwood’s <em>Sully</em>: The “Miracle on the Hudson” dramatized http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/sull-s28.html Eastwood directs a fictional version of the January 2009 incident in which pilot Chesley Sullenberger landed a commuter jet in the Hudson River, saving the lives of 155 passengers and crew. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6756556-51aa-4231-b1c5-827c7df3c09K/sull-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Economist magazine warns of revolutionary consequences of unprecedented corporate power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/econ-s28.html A special report in the <em>Economist</em> magazine warns of a return to the type of economic and political conditions that produced the 1917 Russian Revolution. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f1dfaa6-6dd5-4d89-971c-b8d543ac103H/econ-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Clinton-Trump debate: A degrading spectacle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/deba-s27.html The 90-minute exercise in reaction and backwardness was an indictment not only of the candidates, but also of the political system that produced them. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c9eb87b-694e-4b96-9e9d-e800ce72259N/deba-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Deutsche Bank plunge sparks talk of “Lehman moment” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/deut-s27.html The turmoil surrounding Deutsche Bank is only the sharpest expression of a crisis gripping the whole of the European banking system. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b970fe1c-db85-4f8e-ae7b-d9dd3526b17I/deut-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Top Workers Party former minister arrested in Brazil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/lula-s27.html The fate of ex-finance minister Antonio Palocci sums up the historical trajectory of the Workers Party itself. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/022c411f-1143-4447-9def-55a3545b175A/lula-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z US to deport thousands of Haitian workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/hait-s27.html The policy, announced by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on September 22, is a brutal denial of workers’ rights to live and work where they choose. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eb98523-9d33-4dd0-bd01-2cd396e455bD/hait-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Pakistan replies with belligerence to Indian threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/indi-s27.html The Pakistan Air Force conducted war exercises last week, including over the skies of the national capital, Islamabad, and on the highway connecting it to Lahore. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4e60430-6147-42a7-85d5-1dec9b14b82I/indi-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Workers and youth at Jaffna protest speak out against US-backed Sri Lankan regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/jaff-s27.html There is growing anger among Tamil workers and youth against the Tamil nationalists’ support for US imperialism’s foreign policy and for its client regime in Colombo. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1b576e-c294-41c4-a8e3-8655007167aJ/jaff-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Ontario Liberal government reveals GM investments are not finalized http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/unif-s27.html A minister has let slip that Unifor’s much-trumpeted investment “guarantees” at General Motors Canada—“guarantees” it “won” through further concessions—are not a done deal. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b3ae13c-f8c6-4d65-9506-ae25c994d06I/unif-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Negotiations resume as Minneapolis nurses’ strike enters fourth week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/nurs-s27.html The federal mediator's recall of both sides indicates that the company, union and Democratic Party are preparing to force through a sellout contract against the resistance of striking nurses. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07bd35ee-9116-4b29-bd98-48cd03ec86aD/nurs-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z New York and New Jersey scandals highlight corruption across political establishment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/cuom-s27.html Charges in a wide-ranging investigation into bribery and extortion by New York Democrats came amid sensational testimony in the trial of close aides to Republican Governor Chris Christie in New Jersey. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b0dd875-84d3-440d-9bfd-d523e939f57E/cuom-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z German Left Party on a war footing for participation in federal government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/left-s27.html The Left Party has reacted to the recent Berlin state election with a sharp shift to the right. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0aea0e7-d48b-401a-8a6a-2ae76a35a4cD/left-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Lesbos fire highlights tragic situation of refugees in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/gree-s27.html Around 60 percent of the camp was destroyed, including sleeping tents and clothing supplies. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4ed13b4-3d8f-4c28-b003-055fbbbb806B/gree-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Ex-Green Party MP launches pseudo-left think tank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/esra-s27.html Economic and Social Research Aotearoa is a nationalist organisation, inspired by identity politics and the anti-Marxism of Syriza and Podemos. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd551697-b3f8-4d8a-abb3-d32f62d457bF/esra-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Syria and the pro-imperialist pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/pers-s27.html The response of leading spokesmen of state capitalist and Pabloite tendencies reflect the increasingly open pro-war policies of substantial sections of the international pseudo-left. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/461b4ed6-47d2-410d-b396-13053bb89edC/pers-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z How well does filmmaking reflect present-day life? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/tff1-s27.html This year’s Toronto International Film Festival screened some 400 feature and short films from 83 countries at 1,200 public screenings. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d194274-e10c-42ce-9f5e-d48b93939b2C/tff1-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand public meetings: The US Navy visit and the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/nzpm-s27.html The SEG and IYSSE are holding meetings in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Auckland to discuss a socialist program to fight against Washington’s war drive against China. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c62a00b-0154-4a63-a0ce-4017e47bf66M/nzpm-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z New fossil discovery may date origin of life on Earth earlier than previously known http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/foss-s27.html The discovery of what appear to be stromatolites dating to 3.7 billion years ago in southwestern Greenland suggests that life first evolved in the first 500 million years after Earth’s formation. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/034c9da2-8c5d-4ceb-9ab7-c36ccb810a7O/foss-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z On the eve of the US election debate: The politics of the grotesque http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/pers-s26.html The first debate of the presidential election campaign takes place under conditions of growing crisis, both at home and abroad. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df5da122-1f25-4b42-8b7d-9d71818036eM/pers-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Charlotte police release videos showing Keith Scott with arms down as he was shot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/char-s26.html In an effort to quell ongoing unrest, officials in Charlotte, North Carolina released videos Saturday that show portions of Keith Scott’s fatal encounter with police officers on September 20. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/730a03e0-5b8c-4553-b21b-457095f5289A/char-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z US accuses Russia of “war crimes” as danger of clash in Syria mounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/syri-s26.html The hypocritical accusations of war crimes hurled at Moscow by the US, Britain and France are an attempt to provide a cover for their reckless policy of regime change in Syria. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d1e5e27-51a4-445c-b097-07906eb7f41P/syri-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Police kill 23-year-old man in Louisville, Nebraska http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/loui-s26.html Authorities have refused to release information on whether Austin M. Baier had been armed or whether he had in any way threatened deputy Tyler Reiff. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87a11deb-0253-4533-af54-a019dfdde9dM/loui-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Japan scrambles fighter to intercept Chinese military aircraft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/jpch-s26.html While the Chinese planes were outside Japanese air space, the incident highlights the sharp tensions in North East Asia amid the ongoing US military build-up in the region. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f4b8116-8939-4cdb-871a-6b845ac09b0P/jpch-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z UK Labour right views Corbyn’s compromises as chance to resume offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/labo-s26.html Far from accepting Corbyn’s increased majority in the Labour leadership contest, the media and the party are discussing how leadership can be restored to the right wing. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c519d788-556f-46c5-a2b0-fcbd4b24576A/labo-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z GM Canada workers narrowly approve sellout deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/unif-s26.html Having rammed through a concessionary 4-year “pattern agreement” at GM, Unifor will now try to impose it on workers employed at Ford’s and Fiat-Chrysler’s Canadian operations. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aed4668-f320-42f8-8c6a-7ac29970e0eF/unif-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/veto-s26.html With his veto, Obama is seeking to maintain ties with the monarchy in Saudi Arabia by stifling any inquiries into its role in the 9/11 attacks. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7a57a9c-1f0f-4be1-a35f-b5ca8a9db96G/veto-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania workers’ wages decline while rich become richer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/penn-s26.html A recent report underscores the economic decline workers have experienced over the past half century while the super-rich carried out a “radical redistribution” of wealth. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e649f5-c465-4207-b176-ed7af4ebb0cB/penn-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Two years since the kidnapping of the 43 Ayotzinapa students in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/ayot-s26.html Two years after the disappearance of the teaching students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, the Peña Nieto administration continues to shield the real culprits. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e386f25-7da3-48dd-9b70-fc14c501a8dK/ayot-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z GM autoworkers denounce Unifor at ratification meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/unin-s26.html Workers at the ratification vote decried the union’s refusal to release the full contract and its collusion with GM management. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/832ed076-ee09-496a-bcaa-99027244d86O/unin-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z French right-wing candidate Alain Juppé warns of rising anti-Muslim hysteria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/ajup-s26.html Juppé’s party played a major role in stoking anti-Muslim sentiment, and his statement that it has placed France on the verge of “civil war” is a damning self-indictment. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8b9ae04-3794-4945-ae31-9884b7a9bcdF/ajup-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Croatian parliamentary election fails to resolve political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/croa-s26.html Only 54 percent, slightly more than half, of eligible voters took part in the election, 10 percent fewer than in the last election 10 months ago. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3cb82fb-2528-426c-bd2c-46b383c27b6E/croa-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Number of London homeless sleeping on the streets tops 8,000 nightly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/lond-o26.html More than 8,000 people "sleep rough" in London each night, and for these vulnerable citizens the average life expectancy is just 47 years. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a36ca789-2a62-4665-928a-5a1f62499cdH/lond-o26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Australian government claims refugee policy “best in the world” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/refu-s26.html At the UN summit, Prime Minister Turnbull urged countries to adopt Australia’s “border protection” regime. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c07c0433-a7e8-45e8-9ac6-ff642a66331D/refu-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka government raises VAT following IMF demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/econ-s26.html The increased taxes highlight the International Monetary Fund’s control over Sri Lankan financial and economic affairs. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f1abd84-833f-4d5e-99df-9a46cf50051J/econ-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z US autoworkers speak out on war, inequality and the 2016 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/auto-s26.html In working class cities, suburbs and rural towns across the United States, the hatred for Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is palpable. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7b30193-86a0-4065-aa18-2a0fe578459M/auto-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidates to be on the ballot in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/ball-s26.html The accomplishment followed efforts of SEP members in Louisiana, who traveled throughout the state’s six congressional districts to get the required electors. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4495919-2762-4136-b549-dc01631d0f8P/ball-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Students at Wayne State and San Diego State universities speak on war and the 2016 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/iyss-s26.html The IYSSE interviewed students and youth across the country at student welcome week events at the beginning of the school year. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b8b5833-2183-4ebe-a3f0-282c50315a9A/iyss-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 26-October 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/twih-s26.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae389e96-d436-4953-829b-15ff3d327c5P/twih-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Police violence and the social crisis in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/pers-s24.html Both the killing of Keith Scott and the protests that have erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina starkly expose the deep social tensions and class divisions in America. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a7dcf89-7374-4292-8377-1be9578331fD/pers-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Top US general warns Syrian “no-fly” zone means war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/syri-s24.html Marine General Joseph Dunford’s warning came amid plans for escalating the US intervention in the region and intensified fighting in Syria. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9042a1ac-576c-44ad-b8ca-48da5031613P/syri-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Lessons of Labour’s leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/corb-s24.html The following statement is being distributed at the Labour Party Special Conference and the Momentum-backed The World Transformed event this weekend. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05f84c6f-58cd-4a5b-9e7d-875fc7e5f30M/corb-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Clinton steps up anti-Russian campaign against Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/clin-s24.html Former top national security officials are spearheading the neo-McCarthyite effort to portray the Republican presidential candidate as a tool of Moscow. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d59c128-faba-4035-8a0b-37385eb9fd5D/clin-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Jeremy Corbyn re-elected leader of UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/labo-s24.html Corbyn’s victory was achieved in the teeth of a coup attempt led by the party’s Blairite wing. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f56b292-dead-479a-8959-d484e411dc3C/labo-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Yahoo reports 500 million user accounts were hacked in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/yaho-s24.html Although Yahoo’s assertion that the breach was the work of a state-sponsored hacker has been repeated widely in news reports, no facts have been presented to substantiate the claim. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd2a5201-66a8-407d-9531-51de4f32cd6O/yaho-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico hit by nationwide blackout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/rico-s24.html After a breakdown of a plant that had not been maintained for decades, authorities are trading blame for the failure to maintain the island’s outdated infrastructure. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0682c013-3021-4745-ac4c-e33c0e66463F/rico-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Biden meets with Central American leaders on refugee crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/immi-s24.html Vice President Biden met with leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to further draconian US immigration policies against the thousands of refugees fleeing the region. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b282ac3-6f5c-416c-923f-e0339bbfdd0C/immi-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Build rank-and-file committees to resist Unifor sellout! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/unif-s24.html A “No” vote is an important first step in galvanizing the opposition of autoworkers throughout North America to concessions and givebacks enforced by Unifor and the UAW. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3764c836-4894-47cb-badd-0141943e421H/unif-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Greater Manchester, England: Labour-controlled authority threatens all firefighters’ jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/fire-s24.html Firefighters the length and breadth of the UK are facing similar attacks on jobs and conditions, jeopardising their own safety and that of the public. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f58b355-5acb-412c-bdf3-5fdc34736a7J/fire-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Germany: Green-conservative coalition in Baden-Württemberg backs domestic army operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/gree-s24.html The coalition under Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) and Thomas Strobl (CDU) has become a spearhead of militarism, austerity and attacks on refugees. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/634e83f3-861f-435c-bec9-75738732777M/gree-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z SPD continues talks with the Left Party, Greens about next Berlin Senate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/berl-s24.html The Social Democratic Party (SPD), Greens and Left Party have left it in no doubt that a so-called “red-red-green” Senate would pursue an extremely right-wing agenda. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10210825-f914-482c-88d4-13f5570fb16J/berl-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Unrest in the Congo: Political turmoil rocks Kinshasa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/cong-s24.html Washington’s concern is for the vast mineral wealth of the Congo, and for the existence of a reliable and pliant regime in Kinshasa to facilitate its exploitation. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/061d1237-d107-4e56-9ef2-c6975cff639G/cong-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Australian brewery still operating as unions isolate sacked workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/cubd-s24.html The trade unions have opposed any unified industrial and political action to win reinstatement of the Carlton & United Breweries maintenance workers. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c96cecf-13cf-464a-935f-90a310944edL/cubd-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Australia: Thousands more jobs being destroyed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/jobs-s24.html Better-paying jobs are being eliminated throughout mining-related and manufacturing industries. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43eb656d-027e-4887-a8ba-238d3542998M/jobs-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Mobilise workers against Sri Lanka’s Sirisena-Wickremesinghe-Sampanthan regime! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/jaff-s24.html Workers and youth joining a rally against the Tamil Nationalist Alliance in Jaffna need a socialist perspective to unite workers of all ethnicities in struggle against war. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e66d869-403d-420d-ad59-06f2039e62eP/jaff-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Financial parasitism and the rising war danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/econ-j24.html Far from bringing about economic “recovery,” the promotion of the very parasitism which led to the 2008 crash has become de facto the official policy of the world’s major financial authorities. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42045ff2-1718-4d8c-9a46-b44e0b056ecP/econ-j24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate warns of war dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/mtgs-s24.html The meetings in both Ann Arbor and Detroit sparked intense discussion, questions and interest in the party’s election campaign and its history. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eb1445b-2681-44c5-a86d-0e1cf6c5ad5N/mtgs-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/wkrs-s24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d8e7297-9479-4c22-aec2-2715ae1c520D/wkrs-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Protests continue in Charlotte, North Carolina as police refuse to release video of fatal shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/char-s23.html North Carolina’s National Guard deployed on the streets of Charlotte Thursday after the state’s governor declared a state of emergency in response to protests over the latest police killing. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe72d603-7642-4da9-a358-1f3011d0e30L/char-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z The New York bombings: Feeding the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/pers-s23.html As with virtually every other terrorist act on American soil since 9/11, the latest bombings were carried out by someone known to US intelligence agencies. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73b237bc-3bad-40ec-98a7-4c374436528M/pers-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Germany and France press ahead with a European military union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/germ-s23.html A joint paper by the German and French defence ministers calls for the development of an independent European military and great power policy. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afb64154-7476-47a8-8477-9a5ef4b2b4eN/germ-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z German foreign minister calls for no-fly zone over Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/gsyr-s23.html A no-fly zone enforced by the US, Germany or other NATO powers would not be a peace initiative, but rather the prelude to a vast escalation of the Western-incited war for regime change in Syria. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7906529-2740-4566-a5fb-f552bc0478bK/gsyr-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Blairite coup to continue despite UK Labour leadership vote outcome http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/corb-s23.html Jeremy Corbyn is expected to win the Labour Party leadership contest comfortably against his challenger, Owen Smith, despite the vicious campaign, initiated by the Blairite right wing, to depose him. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96fead70-297b-4370-9632-1c0e7661f77G/corb-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z ECB signals more austerity amid mounting economic divisions in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/ecbd-s23.html Despite a deepening economic slump, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi signaled continued austerity against workers and handouts to the banks. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4548e5ee-abc4-473e-85df-68a037f15c9C/ecbd-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z India’s Defence Minister reaffirms vow to “punish” Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/kash-s23.html Combining colossal stupidity with criminal recklessness, India’s Defence Minister pooh-poohed Pakistan’s threats to use its recently deployed tactical nuclear weapons sooner rather than later in any war. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b8ac3a6-4abd-416c-8f31-2b188f8b655F/kash-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z CEO of EpiPen maker testifies before US Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/epip-s23.html The congressional hearing was called after Mylan acquired the EpiPen from another company and then hiked the price by more than 500 percent. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22c92e5c-741e-445c-988d-c92ec228f83N/epip-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds feared drowned as migrant boat capsizes off Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/egyp-s23.html European governments and the European Union bear full responsibility for turning the Mediterranean into a watery grave. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/761beb7f-cd9a-4e26-9fc7-7dda9f79398G/egyp-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Unifor refuses to release “contract” before Sunday vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/unif-s23.html Opposition is growing to Unifor’s attempt to ram through a sell-out deal without even providing the supposed “agreement” to General Motors Canada workers. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab24a39a-e1cd-46ce-b7d3-3843a3cda5aB/unif-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Unifor touts collaboration with big business Liberals after blocking strike at GM Canada http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/cana-s23.html The mutual backslapping between Unifor and the Liberals over the latest sell-out deal must be taken as a warning by workers. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9268c1a5-23b6-45a6-90f4-333e7673dbeA/cana-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z New Australian “anti-terror” laws overturn basic legal rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/terr-s23.html The political establishment is moving, as a matter of high priority, to bolster the repressive police-intelligence apparatus. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b226ff35-cc5a-4258-9679-e5860d60a28E/terr-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Labour Party MP leads Auckland mayoral race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/auck-s23.html Like the National Party government, Goff is advocating austerity measures, asset sales, redundancies, a new fuel tax and more police officers. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ae69ef4-ad5d-42e0-ba9e-6706dbcee17N/auck-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z SEP candidate restored to ballot in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/wvir-s23.html On Thursday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against plans by the Secretary of State to remove Naomi Spencer and other independent candidates from the ballot. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7b3c56f-c734-4bc5-96b9-5bd7711c4deO/wvir-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Toronto International Film Festival 2016: How well does filmmaking reflect present-day life? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/frnf-s23.html Today, September 23, at 7:00 pm Eastern Time, the WSWS is hosting an online discussion with David Walsh that will be broadcast live on the WSWS Facebook page, fb.com/wsws.org. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9422f167-1ac6-4afa-b07d-bbd7e72d6d4F/frnf-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/wrks-s23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f2e8909-6491-4f82-830a-b8d669b03b2K/wrks-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z <em>Leonardo da Vinci–The Genius in Milan</em>: The marketing of genius http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/leon-s23.html The film is being distributed in over 50 countries this year and comes out of the largest exhibition ever mounted in Italy of the work of the great polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49930f09-4d66-447c-a2e2-2f06eb7377bP/leon-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z The police murder in Charlotte, North Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/pers-s22.html The police killing and eruption of protests in Charlotte, North Carolina are expressions of seething social tensions and the class divide in America. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c31ba5cc-d624-49c2-97c6-8282e8474dbD/pers-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z NASDAQ hits record after US and Japanese central banks signal continued stimulus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/econ-s22.html Global stocks rallied as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revised down its global growth estimate, citing weak trade growth and lower productivity. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80c28eb1-73ef-4470-8f37-6fccfd2d2b6P/econ-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z US pushes for “no fly” zone as Syrian conflict escalates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/syri-s22.html Washington is exploiting the attack on a UN aid convoy in a bid to strengthen the position of US-backed Islamist militias. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1e4cb9d-80a5-48b2-ad44-0a0bf819018I/syri-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z Australian aircraft involved in provocative US-led airstrike in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/aust-s22.html Canberra is so enmeshed in Washington’s proxy war in the Middle East that it could find itself on the frontline of a conflict with Russia. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57c7db46-b22d-48bb-944d-2a9c0259d1bP/aust-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z Clinton courts wealthy donors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/clin-s22.html As Clinton’s support among the broader population, especially youth, wanes, she is increasingly turning toward the rich and super-rich. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c56414bc-4496-4259-ba45-511264d3606D/clin-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z UC Berkeley reinstates class on Palestine after protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/berk-s22.html The class had been suspended after a campaign by right-wing Zionist groups and was reinstated when the actions of the UC administration became more widely known. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c4d0bce-d64c-44b2-967b-99b9ec4cee9P/berk-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z The significance of the PSG’s election campaign in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/psg-s22.html Workers will rapidly come into conflict with the social attacks carried out by a red-red-green coalition and the further preparations for war. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43f7f58a-5c1f-427a-98b6-3e9ce4dccbbG/psg-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z German supermarket chain to be broken up with thousands of jobs lost http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/germ-s22.html The trade unions and the SPD have given their seal of approval to the destruction of jobs, wages and workers’ rights in the store chain merger. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ba0c4d0-a959-4e6c-9608-85ec3efaba3A/germ-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z Neo-fascist Marine Le Pen launches 2017 French presidential election bid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/fnat-s22.html Le Pen's emergence as a contender for power, amid a state of emergency imposed by the Socialist Party, points to the accelerating collapse of French democracy. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9de865cc-fda2-4a15-8c05-ddb4240fd7bH/fnat-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z Sweden upholds Assange arrest warrant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/assa-s22.html The significance of the Swedish decision is underscored by the revelations from WikiLeaks, which have led US news outlets to declare they could determine who becomes the next American president. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11b37192-a025-4c25-bbfb-3992d214946D/assa-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z Michigan governor secretly abolished Flint’s right to sue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/flin-s22.html Six months ago, unbeknown to the public, a resolution from the governor’s office was passed, effectively preventing the city from suing the state over the water crisis. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/526c515e-8b8c-4090-aebf-e2a40d82c26I/flin-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z American playwright Edward Albee: The character of his opposition to the status quo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/albe-s22.html Albee is best remembered for <em>The Zoo Story</em> (1959), <em>The Death of Bessie Smith</em> (1960), <em>The Sandbox</em> (1960), <em>The American Dream</em> (1961), and <em>Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?</em> (1962). Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/942740ac-9880-4aee-81ce-7545ed5e1ddG/albe-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh students and workers discuss war and the 2016 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/repo-s22.html SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigned in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he talked to students and workers about the 2016 elections and the danger of war. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60a4072a-6b36-4269-ab20-0450092e432N/repo-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z US SEP Presidential Candidate Jerry White to speak in Montreal this Saturday http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/mtlm-s22.html White’s campaign is directed at mobilizing workers in the US, Canada, and around the world against war and social inequality and the capitalist system in which they are rooted. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e53d18c5-6626-431d-8b5a-2bff7b2f62bH/mtlm-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z Australia: Socialist Alternative conference promotes racial politics and the unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/22/salt-s22.html The pseudo-left SAlt pushes various forms of identity politics, to cut across and suppress growing opposition to social inequality, the escalating assault on democratic rights, and war. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d538e12b-f0e4-4241-9e23-61fc5c27efcF/salt-s22.html 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z US intensifies campaign against Russia following attack on aid convoy in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/syri-s21.html The same Western media that proclaimed the US airstrike on the Syrian army an “accident” have rushed to pin the blame on Russia and Syria for attacking an aid convoy. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fc0130e-8137-4474-963a-6f6ead6265dD/syri-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z UN General Assembly convenes amid global military escalation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/pers-s21.html US President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the UN assembly on Tuesday against the backdrop of escalating conflicts in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c438297-8a88-4d95-92a7-c19be8b1930P/pers-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Questions mount over government contacts with NYC bomb suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/bomb-s21.html The FBI opened an investigation into Ahmad Khan Rahami in 2014, and he was also under review by a unit of the Department of Homeland Security. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03cd5453-0e7e-444e-befd-04698f47c7eG/bomb-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Tulsa, Oklahoma police release videos of slaying of unarmed man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/uspo-s21.html Dashboard and aerial footage show Terence Crutcher surrendering peacefully to police before being shot and left to bleed to death on the road. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9ddf8b6-3090-4192-bf86-cfbab6f368dN/uspo-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Kremlin party wins parliamentary elections amid low voter turnout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/russ-s21.html United Russia gained a supermajority in the Duma, despite widespread abstention. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/156826fd-a409-4885-b2e7-5d998b668e6B/russ-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Polish government strengthens the far right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/pola-s21.html Since the Law and Justice Party took over in government last autumn, the number of xenophobic attacks has reached its highest level since 1989. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19b79b4e-9b2f-4e15-9912-fbedd4dd79aN/pola-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Allina nurses’ strike and the union’s fraudulent “corporate campaign” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/corp-s21.html The AFL-CIO has long used such campaigns to block any genuine mobilization of the working class against the government-backed corporate attacks. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/131e2703-1796-4888-8945-5d8988a5f0cM/corp-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Contract “framework” at GM Canada continues attack on autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/unif-s21.html Unifor is trying to rush through a sell-out agreement before GM Canada workers have a chance to study the full details of the still uncompleted deal. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f52e57e1-2f62-4b32-9f49-4b39f978ce5J/unif-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z German government steps up anti-refugee agitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/germ-s21.html German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her party’s historic low in the Berlin state election to distance herself from the so-called “welcoming culture.” Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dacfc31-b1c2-4c57-8fa9-355e03a9121D/germ-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z UK parliamentary report criticises Libya war but conceals its geo-strategic aims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/liby-s20-s21.html The Foreign Affairs Committee describes Libya’s political and economic collapse and the growth of the Islamic State group in North Africa. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb46749a-92b1-429d-b4fb-3335d2bdb92B/liby-s20-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z More than a million Australians live in poor housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/hous-s21.html Many families live in precarious conditions and their children are more likely to have long-term health issues. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b09db3f9-0cfa-4a37-81a8-8e45847ac7bO/hous-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Australian government launches far-reaching assault on welfare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/welf-s21.html The government is trying to put new window dressing on measures designed to coerce some of the poorest layers of the working class into low paid jobs. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9372a3da-6c69-4eed-8ab0-5a9699b16dcE/welf-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organization backs NATO escalation in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/isos-s21.html The close links between CIA war propaganda and the ISO’s writings supporting war in Syria are virtually self-evident. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73a113d2-7c7b-4c04-aaaf-a6b4c868fb9D/isos-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z India and Pakistan teeter on the precipice of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/inpk-s21.html Four days after India’s government held Pakistan responsible for a terrorist attack in the disputed Kashmir region that killed 18 Indian soldiers, New Delhi continues to be gripped by war fever. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2fb6390-e92d-4514-aca8-ca57e760815I/inpk-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z SEP candidate files motion for restraining order against West Virginia Secretary of State http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/wvir-s21.html On Tuesday, Naomi Spencer, the SEP’s candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates, filed a motion for a temporary restraining order to halt the distribution of ballots. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/305dea89-77b8-4181-b2cf-c98f1fb3e22K/wvir-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Public meeting in Chennai, India: Oppose the imperialist war drive! Fight for socialist program! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/21/meet-s21.html The Indian government’s deepening involvement in the US preparations for war against China is occurring behind the backs of the Indian working class and poor. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9881a183-eafd-4a5f-aec8-7feba43582fC/meet-s21.html 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Massive police-military mobilization after New York City bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/bomb-s20.html The latest New York City bombing is yet another example of the pathological social environment created by a quarter-century of war. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f76ff17c-d391-4b8a-b5b0-dd5a226eba2A/bomb-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z New York Times peddles alibi for US bombing in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/pers-s20.html Acting as a propaganda outlet of the US government, the <em>Times</em> parrots Washington’s claims that the air strikes that killed scores of Syrian troops were merely an unfortunate accident. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/493fffb0-c81c-4c62-9dd5-5ac3973c40aA/pers-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z Unifor blocks strike at GM Canada http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/caut-s20.html Past promises of “job security,” along with union-backed concessions, have done nothing to stop the destruction of jobs. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c87fa36a-e19c-442b-af84-8e98fcc8baaN/caut-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z NATO sends 4,000 combat troops to Poland and Baltic states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/nato-s20.html The sending of additional NATO troops to Eastern Europe is part of the preparations for war against Moscow adopted in early July at the NATO summit in Warsaw. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d925ca48-ed45-4ae2-93c3-9f3277d9e1cG/nato-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z Bellicose campaign in India against Pakistan after attack on Kashmiri base http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/inpk-s20.html Led by senior figures in the ruling BJP, India’s political and defense-security establishments are clamouring for military action against Pakistan. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b22a0e9a-5edc-418e-bf00-e398bfaee00L/inpk-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z Markets too dependent on central banks, BIS warns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/econ-s20.html Amid signs of increased volatility, the Bank for International Settlements issued another warning that financial markets rely too much on central banks. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f02c5953-d14f-4e4c-b037-7d0e611ab4bK/econ-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z What is the significance of a red-red-green coalition in Berlin? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/germ-s20.html The Left Party, Greens and Social Democrats are moving to form a coalition in the aftermath of Sunday’s state elections in Berlin. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72097ac8-bb7f-43c2-85b9-cd07a503393A/germ-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z Clinton’s speech at Temple University: A desperate appeal to young voters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/clin-s20.html The Democratic presidential candidate combined demagogy, empty promises and emotional appeals to obscure her own pro-business and pro-war record. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ca36192-005a-4136-af8c-b25965e60e4C/clin-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z NFL football players spread protests over police violence, racism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/foot-s20.html The protest begun by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick over police violence and racial oppression has been taken up by other athletes. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b55683c6-554b-4535-958b-5d966b31d99N/foot-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z Australia, Japan press US congress to ratify TPP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/tran-s20.html The repeated references to the TPP’s “strategic” dimension underline its connection to the US military build-up in the Asia Pacific against China. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d01e110-536f-4b09-8179-91e5c8bca27N/tran-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z New offensive against National Health Service after cancellation of junior doctors’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/heal-s20.html Demands are being made for greater cuts to the National Health Service, including rationing and privatisation. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53d08974-0f15-4bbf-8df0-b8d6e54bb7aC/heal-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z UK steps up repression of migrant workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/immi-s20.html Migrant workers live in constant fear of raids by immigration officers, both at work and at home. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cd74110-8426-4a8e-8df8-2f0896f3fdcB/immi-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z Germany: Right-wing mob hounds refugees in Bautzen, Saxony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/baut-s20.html The right-wing politics of all the establishment parties are encouraging far-right forces to carry out open violence against refugees. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81fec1af-1d38-4f1d-a3ae-2ed793eead3A/baut-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z Regional dispute erupts over arrest of Fijian opposition leaders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/fiji-s20.html The intervention of Australia and New Zealand has nothing to do with defending democratic rights in Fiji, but with countering Beijing’s growing influence in the region. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e125a921-ce90-447a-aa49-678ee217807G/fiji-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z Oliver Stone’s Snowden: The NSA is “running a dragnet on the whole world” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/snow-s20.html Veteran American filmmaker Oliver Stone has made a movie about National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a70cd99-3da9-4764-a419-c550a7d4315H/snow-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate speaks with Canadian autoworkers about contract battle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/cana-s20.html SEP presidential candidate Jerry White visited the Fiat Chrysler plant in Windsor, Canada to fight for the unity of autoworkers on both sides of the border. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cb1a6b5-e4cb-492b-b370-2b5849cbb10J/cana-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/wilk-s20.html Niemuth and a campaign team spoke to workers and young people in the impoverished Pittsburgh borough of Wilkinsburg, where the last high school was closed earlier this year. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baded69d-0c7f-4d87-9545-93afbac6b15O/wilk-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z SEP candidate files lawsuit to restore ballot status in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/20/wvir-s20.html West Virginia is seeking to remove the SEP candidate from the ballot even though she completed all requirements for independent candidates outlined on the Secretary of State’s own web site. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4936819-ed4a-4161-9c64-aa02ba9b6bfN/wvir-s20.html 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z The threat of world war: The great unmentionable in the 2016 campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/pers-s19.html Neither Clinton nor Trump is discussing the increasing likelihood of a US war with Russia or China, although the Pentagon is making active preparations. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/780d1441-e8e2-44cb-a9f8-f2756b06b69P/pers-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z 62 dead, 100 wounded as US bombs Syrian army near Deir ez-Zor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/deir-s19.html The bombing threatens to escalate the Syrian conflict into all-out war pitting the US-led NATO alliance against Russia and Syria. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6325c181-32f6-4584-995d-ca1b14150faF/deir-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders campaigns for Clinton at Ohio campuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/sand-s19.html Sanders is giving his full support to a candidate who personifies the financial aristocracy he claimed to oppose during his election campaign. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44c55a0d-5afa-4419-be54-4d4d39edb69H/sand-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Governor deploys National Guard and state police after bombing in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/bomb-s19.html Following the explosion of one bomb and the discovery of a second in an upscale Manhattan neighborhood, police and military presence is heightened throughout the city. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e95541-dda0-4304-af6e-3aab0a663bbI/bomb-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Berlin election results show growing anger towards establishment parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/germ-s19.html All of the main parties in the Berlin state House of Representatives elections represent the same right-wing, anti-social programme. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e950ccef-39a3-4624-a40b-52b314436c2K/germ-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z War danger surges as India blames Pakistan for attack on Kashmir base http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/inpk-s19.html Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed yesterday morning in Indian-administered Kashmir when fighters assaulted a military base at Uri. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8113c84b-0dd8-491d-9da9-3c159ac34d2N/inpk-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z India-China tensions rise, as New Delhi aligns with Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/inch-s19.html Geo-political tensions between India and China are growing sharper, as India asserts itself as South Asia’s regional hegemon and an Indian Ocean power. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b1b5f0a-430a-4b9e-8f7b-72d838dad61O/inch-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Japan to conduct South China Sea patrols with US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/scse-s19.html Japan has no claims in the South China Sea but, like the US, is exploiting the territorial disputes to further its own interests in South East Asia. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa08e680-ca52-41d3-b050-4635ecb1485N/scse-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Philippine foreign secretary says Manila will no longer be US “little brown brother” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/phil-s19.html As President Duterte downplays the South China Sea dispute with China, Washington is mounting a cynical “human rights” campaign to pressure the Philippines back into line. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a93ba99a-6e11-433e-9184-edc8e09cdaaF/phil-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Long Island University lockout ends with contract extension and no issues resolved http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/liul-s19.html The union, which has pledged not to strike through the 2016-1017 school year, also agreed to mediation in future negotiations for a settlement. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eac24eed-6bb0-44b5-8ed6-e22d92420edK/liul-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Strike deadline looms at GM Canada http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/cana-s19.html The aim of the automaker and Unifor is to use the threat of job losses to push through another corporate-friendly agreement to set the pattern at Ford and Fiat-Chrysler. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/485f44b2-493b-42e8-a4f8-8d2c8afde16N/cana-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Detroit Federation of Teachers pushes through sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/detr-s19.html Educators greeted the agreement with anger and skepticism in the face of the concerted attempts by the union to derail their struggles over the course of the last year. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35638ae7-0694-4670-880d-a609105e8a2G/detr-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Retiring British general urges preparations for war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/barr-s19.html Retiring General Sir Richard Barrons is unusually frank in laying out the nature of the military conflicts he says Britain must prepare for. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b0f2af0-2653-435c-b9a4-f0c99676bc9M/barr-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z SEP candidate denounces exclusion of Libertarians, Greens from debates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/deba-s19.html The US Commission on Presidential Debates is excluding the Libertarian and Green Party presidential candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, from the first presidential debate. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fcf77a0-ee9a-4feb-8656-84245109863P/deba-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Young Euro Classic: International music festival in shadow of European Union crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/youn-s19.html The summer music festival was held in Berlin for the seventeenth time and attracted an audience of 26,000 to the Berlin concert hall at the Gendarmenmarkt. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c439e6e1-10b6-4cf0-9cf1-b9805e50d80K/youn-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z SEP candidate Naomi Spencer denounces “decertification” by West Virginia Secretary of State http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/wvir-s19.html Naomi Spencer, the SEP’s candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates, issued this statement after being informed that her name is being removed from the ballot. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1657e21c-b1e2-4ce4-b64a-6da92423945N/wvir-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 19-25 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/twih-s19.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/711e8e00-5a5a-485f-b1b7-c9489fda884J/twih-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z Divisions erupt at post-Brexit Bratislava summit as EU calls for military-police build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/brat-s17.html Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi refused to attend a joint press conference after the summit and publicly attacked EU proposals on economic and refugee policy. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40f9da41-e93d-4b4a-bb83-1442007332dA/brat-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z The international significance of the Berlin election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/pers-s17.html Amid the widespread discrediting of the established political parties, the German ruling class is contemplating the formation of a “Red-Red-Green” government to suppress opposition to militarism and austerity. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1990805c-377e-46f4-9ae7-d4fc4c5b6e1P/pers-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z US special forces flee “moderate” rebels in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/syri-s17.html The threat by the so-called rebels to slaughter American special operations troops exposed the immense contradictions underlying US imperialism’s war for regime change in Syria. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8063dd4-9dcd-4ec5-ba3e-e881e8ad57aO/syri-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z UK reneges on its promise to take in Syrian refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/uksy-s17.html One year after former Prime Minister David Cameron promised to settle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020, only 2,800 have arrived in Britain. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a489bc07-f425-499c-a8b4-a3d1e1ca5eaF/uksy-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Clinton campaign in crisis over plunging support among younger voters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/usel-s17.html Former Vice President Al Gore, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders all made appearances to insist that young people must back Clinton. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9205b8d3-66fa-4c12-a081-f916799fd38J/usel-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z One year since 2015 US auto contract battle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/auto-s17.html The warning raised by the SEP and the WSWS <em>Autoworker Newsletter</em> about the rotten nature of the contracts negotiated by the UAW is being borne out. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99248ff1-06c6-4793-8d6a-f4ba8bbe98fG/auto-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden speaks live in 800 theaters across North America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/snow-s17.html Following a “sneak preview” of Oliver Stone’s new film, <em>Snowden</em>, he and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden participated in a live interview September 14. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad21c840-2d4b-4a49-8b90-a7fbd2a0d48H/snow-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Wells Fargo executive overseeing fraud receives $124.6 million retirement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/econ-s17.html Carrie Tolstedt has made tens of millions overseeing massive consumer fraud as Wells Fargo’s Vice President for community banking. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36a5377a-0f06-4c14-93da-af8b8098a7fL/econ-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z US prisons ration expensive hepatitis C drugs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/hepc-s17.html Fewer than 4 percent of US prisoners with hepatitis C receive the newer drugs for the disease due to their exorbitant price. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20e5e344-8014-4679-913a-d050f978e5eB/hepc-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z SEP candidate prevented from speaking at tenants’ meeting in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/berl-s17.html A candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit was barred from speaking because he intended to criticise the privatisation policy of the Left Party and the SPD. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f84807c-6189-4076-9587-bf2d5f609c2L/berl-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Russian elections take place amid deepening economic and geopolitical crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/russ-s17.html Parliamentary elections on Sunday across Russia unfold as the country’s economic decline continues and tensions mount in the ruling elite. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e56f21a9-a1c2-4a67-8f7b-790309cbe18F/russ-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Canada’s Liberals defend “war on terror,” spy agencies in Bill C-51 consultation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/cant-s17.html The Liberals’ Green Paper on Bill C-51 offers a full-throated endorsement of the intelligence agencies, while hinting at even more repressive powers to come. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a69244a-64e9-478e-aef1-a35afe5ed5cK/cant-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Maori king cuts ties with Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/maor-s17.html The Maori tribal head, who presides over a substantial business operation, has thrown his weight behind an electoral alliance between the Maori nationalist parties. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1604bb1-29d6-4fc1-9ec9-57ff4ea1bb5I/maor-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z UN chief praises pro-US Sri Lankan government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/unsg-s17.html Ban indirectly admitted that the UN did nothing to stop the wartime massacres in Sri Lanka, saying the world body had made “serious mistakes.” Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/751e6438-6a98-496a-b325-331f7372333H/unsg-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White denounces war, advances socialist program at third party forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/foru-s17.html White participated in a radio forum of third-party and independent presidential candidates held at Flint’s Mott Community College. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b2cf621-20be-4293-b1b8-655a5222d61J/foru-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z PSG holds successful final election meeting in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/psg-s17.html Speakers outlined a socialist program to unite the struggle against war with the fight against social inequality, the strengthening of the state apparatus and xenophobia. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ef635f0-0efe-40f7-b584-8c6636632a2K/psg-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Lively discussion after final PSG election meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/psg2-s17.html “It is good that the PSG raises war as the main issue.” Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57cb31cc-2e50-4a1a-92b7-f036a1cea79N/psg2-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/labo-s17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cb0b39f-b0f5-4622-95b8-643d59d0181M/labo-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Clinton’s fall in the polls and the crisis of the Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/pers-s16.html Clinton holds only a narrowing lead over Trump because the Democratic Party is incapable of making a genuine appeal to working people and youth facing unemployment, poverty and low wages. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9eef8441-6a6f-4aa8-9e4f-a3d100da3e2G/pers-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Columbus, Ohio 13-year-old gunned down by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/poli-s16.html A companion to the boy killed by police disputed claims that the victim brandished a weapon, as the wave of officer-involved killings in the United States continues. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a750c864-a188-4634-92f7-577834f646dD/poli-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z The true cost of the American gulag: $1 trillion a year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/cost-s16.html The US prison system, the world’s largest, with more than 2 million inmates, exacts an enormous social cost, documented in a recent study. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09ef7af2-4543-403b-b8c8-b52d5ac0411O/cost-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Brazilian prosecutors charge ex-president Lula as “commander” of Petrobras bribery racket http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/lula-s16.html Coming on the heels of Rousseff’s ouster as president, the charging of Lula further deepens the crisis of Brazil’s Workers Party. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbdcbbb4-3a8e-4e4b-ab4e-72f23c2d5a7G/lula-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Pacific forum reveals regional geo-strategic tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/paci-s16.html The admission of two French territories into the Pacific Islands Forum signals the involvement of another imperialist power in a bid to counter China. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9238dcc2-55c3-466a-9eaf-c59ba040453I/paci-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Protesters continue to defy Indian state violence in Kashmir http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/indi-s16.html India’s government is resorting to increasingly desperate measures to quell the popular protests that have convulsed the Kashmir Valley for the past ten weeks. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a638232-a58c-49ec-a90b-5eba6c26b3cK/indi-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Hundreds of thousands march in new protest against French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/fran-s16.html Deep popular opposition remains to the law, even after trade unions halted the protests over the summer holidays. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20b6d44a-b503-43b8-a1a9-071fcbe5b2eF/fran-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Many UK museums face closure due to funding cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/muse-s16.html Museums are being forced to absorb a one-third cut in public funding and the pressure of falling visitor numbers due to the economic crisis. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b94b3f09-d931-4e1c-9dcf-3c75d1c8f99H/muse-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Child poverty continues to grow in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/germ-s16.html No other city has as many impoverished children or young people as Berlin. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2807865-e027-4cf9-8a3b-37617b666ffC/germ-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Right-wing campaign after anti-terror operation in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/terr-s16.html The arrest of three terrorist suspects in Schleswig-Holstein was immediately seized upon by politicians and the media to encourage xenophobic sentiments and call for a strong state. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4ae972b-1824-4fb0-a57d-dd1a88aa98bA/terr-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Australian political establishment embraces Pauline Hanson’s One Nation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/hans-s16.html Hanson’s first Senate speech, which was given wall-to-wall media coverage, focused on vilifying Muslims, China and welfare recipients. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7350a3e-5b48-43dd-bf7d-b9beeb30d0bM/hans-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Death toll rises in Bangladesh factory fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/bang-s16.html The Tampaco Foils disaster highlights the unsafe conditions and shoddy construction for which Bangladesh is now notorious. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f22a82a-010f-481a-8de4-3d0620942f8I/bang-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Immigrant workers in Los Angeles speak on war and social conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/vide-s16.html The WSWS recently spoke to two janitorial workers, María and Jaime, about their experience with the SEIU union and their working and living conditions. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92fcc9d9-fb21-4075-b36c-2106d043dc8B/vide-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Sanders covers for union isolation of Minnesota nurses’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/minn-s16.html The letter by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders does nothing to strengthen the fight against Allina Health and its corporate and political backers. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/227f7ca8-e51d-4cf1-8d02-3a5b69ff72dM/minn-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/16/wrks-s16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93925764-7bb0-4ba8-bcf8-4822ed4b011G/wrks-s16.html 2016-09-16T05:00:00Z Socialism vs. Capitalism and War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/pers-s15.html The purpose of the conference in Detroit is to politically mobilize workers and young people against the war policies of US and world imperialism, which threaten to escalate into a nuclear Third World War. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/723f40e8-c6ec-4d25-926e-d1040fda85cP/pers-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Pentagon openly challenges US-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/syri-s15.html The statements opposing the cease fire by the top military brass are an unmistakable sign of the real and growing danger of a US war against Russia. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b3beddb-d513-4d0d-bb1d-6aae6a1f4dfP/syri-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z European Commission President Juncker calls for state-build up and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/euro-s15.html Two days before Friday's post-Brexit summit in Bratislava, Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the EU faces “an existential crisis” and called for police-state build-up and war. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f4eb76c-c351-4268-b10d-8290b5e86deH/euro-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Republican governor threatens violence if Hillary Clinton is elected http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/bevi-s15.html Bevin’s comments follow in the wake of a number of statements made by prominent Republican officials during the presidential elections hinting at violence. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb268eb2-e793-47cd-a88f-51e567e35b4P/bevi-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Philippine president calls for US special forces to leave Mindanao http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/phil-s15.html Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements mark a further souring of ties between Manila and Washington under the new president. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc2b9f68-1b12-4a04-9653-afa142fcae7C/phil-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z US ambassador backs campaign against “Chinese influence” in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/aust-s15.html Berry’s intervention confirms American involvement in the anti-Beijing crusade, and highlights US determination to ensure Canberra’s support for its war drive against China. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/820a2619-14f2-4958-8847-d4a6ee74894D/aust-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Berlin election: Pseudo-left supports right-wing election campaign of the Left Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/pseu-s15.html The Revolutionary Internationalist Organisation and Socialist Alternative are backing a so-called red-red-green coalition, pledged to austerity and anti-immigrant policies. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d14a485d-15bc-498f-b438-6aa00ee7053O/pseu-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Polish and British governments exploit attacks on Polish immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/pola-s14.html Attacks on Polish immigrants in the UK are being exploited by the Polish and British ruling class to strengthen their alliance, amid deepening divisions within the EU. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f2bae2-7044-494f-b99f-e25fa090b43D/pola-s14.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z The Life and Times of Bill Brust http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/bru2-s15.html This speech, originally delivered by David North at a memorial meeting in Minneapolis in 1991, reviews the life and political legacy of Bill Brust. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4815ffe1-fd8f-473b-ac50-fbb815e93e6M/bru2-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Salvadoran ex-president flees corruption charges for Nicaragua http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/salv-s15.html While US imperialism exploits these corruption scandals, both the Sandinistas and the Salvadoran FMLN are seeking a better deal with Washington. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeef377c-0790-4898-8c4f-55fb0815751A/salv-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z UAW balks at solidarity action as Canadian auto talks continue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/auto-s15.html In remarks to the press, UAW President Dennis Williams refused to commit to any specific solidarity action in the event of a strike by autoworkers in Canada. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22fe66a0-d87c-4719-8c3a-bb6f988ebb1O/auto-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea nurses union calls off nationwide strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/pngn-s15.html The Papua New Guinea Nurses Association is now collaborating with the government to enforce ongoing attacks on the health system. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70454067-d614-44bc-8d0e-0635d55613aJ/pngn-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z A remembrance of veteran Trotskyist Bill Brust, twenty-five years after his death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/brus-s15.html Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of veteran Trotskyist Bill Brust, whose political struggle as a revolutionary socialist spanned 53 years. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e43ff02b-38e5-4cf0-8882-87aa8551044K/brus-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Further considerations on the household income report: Poverty and inequality in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/econ-s15.html The Obama administration and the Democratic Party have seized on the latest Census Bureau report as support for their bogus claims of a genuine economic recovery. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03212ade-f7e2-42f0-81fb-b26c1335d67J/econ-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z The 2008 crisis and the lessons of history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/fina-s15.html The ensuing eight years have shown that the financial crisis of 2008 was not a conjunctural downturn but a breakdown in the very foundations of the global capitalist economy. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51c3fdba-c167-4d93-aec6-91219b42d06K/fina-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Online meeting with SEP presidential candidates to begin at 7:00 pm US Eastern Time http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/meet-s15.html The live stream of the meeting can be accessed here and on the SEP's Facebook page, fb.com/sepus. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/310b3d27-b63b-4dfb-bc67-3d69ce26d86E/meet-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z West Virginia Supreme Court rules against independent petitioner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/west-s15.html The ruling may disqualify seven other candidates across the state who petitioned to get onto the ballot. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68de2b83-807e-4977-8950-9d2760444d0D/west-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z For a counteroffensive against the auto bosses! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/15/cana-s15.html To prevent Unifor from sabotaging their struggle, auto workers must build new organizations of struggle, democratically controlled by the rank-and-file. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c1b579-608b-4dd7-aee5-21624e669b6M/cana-s15.html 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z US has spent nearly $5 trillion on wars since 9/11 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/wars-s14.html A new report from Brown University estimates that Washington has squandered nearly $5 trillion since September 11, 2001 on the wars launched under the pretext of fighting terrorism. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2fffce3-df8f-4005-a063-2ec3e412f2dJ/wars-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z European Council president backs demands for EU military buildup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/tusk-s14.html Donald Tusk warned that the British exit from the European Union had unleashed a historic crisis of the EU threatening the survival of democracy in Europe. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb4f5049-7b1b-4de8-8bcc-6a9c603a55bA/tusk-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z American B-1 bombers send menacing warning to North Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/uskr-s14.html The fly-past at South Korea’s Osan Air Base was also designed to send a message to Beijing to ramp up pressure on North Korea. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36b80ff-d0e8-40dc-a5ab-464d15de3c9J/uskr-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z Wage crisis for youth in US labor market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/jobs-s14.html A recent report by Indeed Hiring Lab reveals the bleak reality of the employment outlook for young workers. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ffa1b0-bb9d-4dbd-9b18-53153ebd8aaK/jobs-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z Despite increase in 2015, US household income still lags behind pre-recession levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/cens-s14.html Median household income is still 1.6 percent lower than the previous peak of $57,423 in 2007, before the economy sank into recession. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8484a3ef-c4f2-4864-a837-fd47575510eF/cens-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z US federal court rejects challenge to Michigan emergency manager law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/mich-s14.html The ruling upholding a law used to force Detroit into bankruptcy and switch Flint to a toxic water source was based on the assertion that the population does not have a right to vote. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/097e91b1-ff13-4ef6-9e86-2d47fe78fcdB/mich-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z Spain: Pseudo-left CUP reverses opposition to Catalan austerity government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/spai-s14.html Nationalist demagogy conceals the real aim of the Catalan independence project: to create a mini-capitalist state offering cheap labor and low taxes to foreign investors. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a17035d6-1d57-49c1-970f-24f5fb51223N/spai-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z Polish and British governments exploit attacks on Polish immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/pola-s14.html Attacks on Polish immigrants in the UK are being exploited by the Polish and British ruling class to strengthen their alliance, amid deepening divisions within the EU. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2351ea6e-daa1-421f-89da-97e85cdbe78B/pola-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z US triples special operations deployment to Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/lati-s14.html From 2007 to 2014, the US drastically expanded its training programs of Central and South American death squads. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25d51692-f496-49d7-b371-28f50e09c12F/lati-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor Party helps government slash welfare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/cuts-s14.html The Coalition-Labor pact sends a wider signal to the financial elite: Labor will try to shore up the fragile political establishment and deliver the austerity measures demanded by business. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ced8cf87-d6a2-4ef9-a8f9-9da0af32da7P/cuts-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z BHP Billiton demands Australian coal miners accept three-year wage freeze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/mine-s14.html The company’s move is part of a broader offensive against the jobs and working conditions of workers. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a403ac9-114d-4580-9f72-f0f4bc1c088O/mine-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z The witch-hunt against Chinese influence in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/pers-s14.html The campaign against politicians, commentators and businessmen not fully supportive of the US “pivot” against China is a warning of the advanced character of war preparations in Asia. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1eb3b3e-d6c5-4f76-a7a5-e3638500898P/pers-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z Brooklyn workers and young people speak to Socialist Equality Party election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/broo-s14.html Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant over the weekend. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d142559b-f212-450e-99e0-f1b156692fcO/broo-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z PSG election meeting in Berlin-Wedding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/berl-s14.html Terrorism is being used as a pretext to attack the democratic rights of the working class. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50683b56-6577-4a91-ac71-5b04f9d724eP/berl-s14.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z <em>Hell or High Water</em>: A remarkable snapshot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/14/hell-j01.html Scottish director David Mackenzie’s ninth movie, <em>Hell or High Water</em>, is a Western-influenced buddy/chase movie that demonstrates a social conscience and features superb performances. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dbce91d-3dad-41c5-beb1-8be4e374232I/hell-j01.html 2016-09-14T05:00:00Z Akron, Ohio sees dozens of heroin overdoses over the weekend http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/hero-s13.html The drug overdose crisis in the Midwestern city, once the rubber capital of the world, is only a slice of the social devastation sweeping across the United States. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee32116d-64a9-4334-acb2-65f669eadfbI/hero-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Germany, France propose EU military alliance before post-Brexit summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/germ-s13.html In response to Brexit, Berlin and Paris aim to transform the EU into a military alliance capable of waging major wars abroad and large-scale repression at home. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/405264ea-cfab-439c-9d69-e175854c35dI/germ-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Hunger and the social catastrophe facing America’s youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/pers-s13.html As two new reports document the shocking consequences of food insecurity, the social disaster in America is being ignored in the elections and the contest between Clinton and Trump. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4598fc0c-071f-494e-9a17-aee5bff8c9cJ/pers-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z German government plans massive expansion of spy services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/spies-s13.html The strengthening of the German intelligence agencies is part of a comprehensive buildup of the state apparatus at home and abroad. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/632a6250-a034-4474-9453-8dfc8ed701dG/spies-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z UK: North Manchester National Health Service Trust struggling to cope http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/hosp-s13.html A recent health care quality report raised serious concerns over the lack of adequate staffing in a number of different departments. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d44f948a-d0c6-4d71-b8e2-3379198bdfaE/hosp-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z UK government pledge to expand grammar schools signals escalation of selective education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/gram-s13.html The attack on comprehensive education has been proceeding apace, with the majority of secondary schools now academies and free schools. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b79d378-a0a8-4dd7-b41c-978729d653bP/gram-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Turbulence returns to financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/fedr-s13.html There are warnings that the rise in bond prices could turn into a rout with significant losses for investors. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b88c23f0-c73e-4036-97a5-12c40a57f00D/fedr-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Obama administration buys time to defuse Native American protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/nort-s13.html Three federal agencies abruptly reversed themselves Friday and ordered a temporary halt on pipeline construction near a Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/296da91b-8090-401a-97d3-4d02d4720ccM/nort-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Murrieta, California police caught on video savagely beating unarmed man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/poli-s13.html Three officers pinned Alejandro Rojo to the ground and yelled “stop resisting” before proceeding to punch and kick him repeatedly. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6730e7d5-427a-42e6-a768-9d54b9df7e0B/poli-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Calls for Canada to develop cyberwar capabilities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/cana-s13.html Plans to upgrade the country’s offensive cyberwarfare capabilities are part of broader moves to expand the firepower and global footprint of Canada’s military. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ecbc089-c939-4d53-9371-aa933ff93ceM/cana-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Anti-TPP protests promote economic protectionism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/nztp-s13.html The agitation for protectionist trade policies is a reactionary turn to the economic nationalism that erupted in the 1930s and led to war. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/963005bf-4874-4688-9e8c-2802c59ad3aO/nztp-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Australia: Juvenile prison abuse exposed in Queensland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/juve-s13.html Media reports have revealed a state Labor government coverup of the violent mistreatment of teenage detainees. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4d3ba15-2665-4aa5-8635-8e2616f5225B/juve-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh nurses express support for striking Allina nurses in Minnesota http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/pitt-s13.html There is widespread support for the Minnesota nurses and the fight to defend the right to healthcare. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12cf3830-ae56-4538-9047-dd54c4f3044I/pitt-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses strike at critical juncture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/nurs-s13.html As 4,800 Allina Health nurses enter the second week of their strike, the outcome of the critical struggle depends entirely on the initiative of rank-and-file workers themselves. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/154c0e25-c314-4f86-9bff-2e0ddcecc06H/nurs-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z German weekly <em>Die Zeit</em> defends Al Qaeda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/zeit-s13.html <em>Die Zeit</em> is angry that the Russian-American accord on Syria instructs the “moderate rebels” to distance themselves from Al Qaeda. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/820fe465-2fc5-48d0-9ae9-774eaac761bK/zeit-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z After the impeachment: Brazil’s pseudo lefts shift further rightward http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/pseu-s13.html Uniting around the slogan “fora Temer” (down with Temer), the pseudo left groups are attempting to prevent the drawing up of a balance sheet of Workers Party rule. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a7b6fdb-c26f-4abf-b573-5aca38b78c8E/pseu-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Matthew Desmond’s <em>Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/evic-s13.html During the Great Depression of the 1930’s evictions in major American cities like Milwaukee were a fraction of what they are today. Meanwhile, in the US, post-2008 rental housing market rates continue to rise as working class incomes stagnate and even fall. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8bee65a-8388-48d2-8632-2abb7943a7bO/evic-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/13/wkrs-s13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3902803-07b1-4b4a-964d-969d0a8c596D/wkrs-s13.html 2016-09-13T05:00:00Z Fifteen years since the 9/11 attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/pers-s12.html The attacks of September 11, 2001 provided a pretext for a vast escalation of global military operations that threaten a Third World War. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b115e6b-f4e0-4c9e-99ee-6d1136f2393A/pers-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z US and allies threaten North Korea with sanctions and military attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/kore-s12.html Another round of punitive measures over Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test will exacerbate tensions on the Korean Peninsula and heighten the danger of war. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76c1f1ab-109f-493b-bdd8-f62bf4b1a40G/kore-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Fighting rages on in Syria in wake of US-Russia brokered agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/syri-s12.html Washington has acceded to the agreement to give some respite to its proxy forces around Aleppo, where government troops have made substantial gains over recent weeks. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b280937-b1c8-46e2-b0ea-4fb539dc4e5O/syri-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Obama pledges to veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/saud-s12.html This legislation, together with the Obama administration’s opposition to it, marks the continued unraveling of the official narrative of the September 11 attacks. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87c8c678-572e-4366-9449-7dcc2e80e16I/saud-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Political prisoner Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/chel-s12.html Manning began her hunger strike in military prison on Friday in protest against the abuse and harassment that drove her to attempt suicide in July. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a9d075c-82f5-4fe0-9fda-04eecb50c2eN/chel-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Twenty-year-old Muslim recruit killed by officers at Marine boot camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/offi-s12.html Raheel Siddiqui, the son of a Michigan autoworker, jumped out of a third-floor window after being abused by officers at Parris Island, South Carolina. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1115fa20-0442-4312-9abd-7c068e90e3dF/offi-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Opposition grows to skilled trades reorganization at Fiat Chrysler http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/skil-s12.html The changes are correctly seen as a means of eliminating skilled trades jobs, which traditionally require more training and are paid at a higher rate. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/019a69ed-fab8-4ab9-8cf9-3c0a3f41c7eC/skil-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Zika virus spreads in Puerto Rico and Florida http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/zika-s12.html The spread of Zika in Puerto Rico and the mainland United States is driven by poverty and will impact the area for years to come. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85c852b7-567f-4fba-906e-5e63cf1197eN/zika-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Australian government exploits attack by mentally-ill man to whip up terrorism scare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/terr-s12.html Prime Minister Turnbull equated the stabbing incident to the 9/11 mass terrorist attacks in the US, which were used to proclaim an endless “war on terror.” Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3833f760-d142-4b70-86cb-d8ce110ecbcI/terr-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z French unions join far-right movement against refugees in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/cala-s12.html The CGT is inciting nationalist hatred to divide the workers and disorient their opposition to the wars and social cuts of the French government, which it helped elect. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc163e10-e071-4a10-a3cf-576bf477b46F/cala-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Australian public sector union holds farcical protests amid one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/cpsu-s12.html The protests were aimed at appealing to the Liberal-National coalition government and preventing any serious political discussion among public sector workers. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c881a528-1ec3-4e92-a893-9896d53a59eE/cpsu-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Turnbull government expands Australian military powers at home and abroad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/mili-s12.html The twin measures underscore the close connection between escalating militarism and domestic police-military repression. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca1b42e1-2a58-43db-ba36-9ab3795ff4cL/mili-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov dies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/kari-s12.html The long-standing president of the geostrategically important Central Asia country died last week after ruling the country for more than two decades. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca83bb64-3bd6-4a09-bcd4-5ed83236df1K/kari-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Alberta government backs decision not to charge cop who killed unarmed man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/alta-s12.html Alberta’s NDP government has endorsed the Prosecution Service’s decision not to charge the Calgary cop who killed an unarmed man in psychological distress in March 2015. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be77f061-7a25-4939-9fce-eabb7bd7dc9C/alta-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: NSSP leader campaigns for IMF austerity agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/nssp-s12.html Karunaratne is a propagandist for the government and its austerity measures against workers and the poor. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dd967d0-6c67-489d-a705-f61d4c40777O/nssp-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Vote “No” on Detroit Federation of Teachers’ contract! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/detr-s12.html The American Federation of Teachers is demanding that educators acquiesce to low pay, overcrowded classrooms, unsafe buildings and more school closures. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52184900-f529-41ec-96b0-1db6256a33eL/detr-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Drone Valley: The University of California and the business of high-tech slaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/ucsd-s12.html The appointment of a number of new academics and scientists to the University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD) Contextual Robotics Institute is bound up with the US drive to war. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36876813-bdbf-476e-8d94-006d8905025G/ucsd-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z PSG candidate in Berlin election speaks on German television http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/psgc-s12.html Christoph Vandreier made clear that the PSG is the only party in the Berlin Senate election campaign drawing attention to the war danger and mobilising the working class against it. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9784400d-9665-4bce-a78d-f69fa38106fF/psgc-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate discusses elections with striking Minnesota nurses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/minn-s12.html Allina Health nurses on strike for two weeks discussed the political issues in their struggle with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White Sunday. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bc5156c-4317-4cd1-8044-107be73f631M/minn-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z <em>Miss Sharon Jones!</em> Barbara Kopple’s documentary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/miss-s12.html Veteran documentarian Barbara Kopple has returned with a lively and inspiring film about soul singer Sharon Jones and her battle with pancreatic cancer. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a4554c8-b371-4bb3-8a38-da497717ecaG/miss-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 12-18 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/twih-s12.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ebd38d-296f-4201-bad5-bf49fa21668E/twih-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z Clinton steps up appeals to Republicans, military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/clin-s10.html The Democratic presidential candidate denounced Republican Donald Trump for his praise of Putin and his claim that the US generals had been reduced to “rubble” under Obama. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00fc91ba-c25e-44c5-83ef-58ff26dd117M/clin-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z North Korea carries out fifth nuclear test http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/nkor-s10.html The test comes amid escalating geo-political tensions in Asia as the US seeks to reassert its dominance, heightening the danger of war. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7004bc15-e731-41cc-9d8e-d6d0cae9ae7B/nkor-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Media misinformation and the US election’s war agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/pers-s10.html The arrest of two young men in North Carolina for hacking into the accounts of top officials and government agencies casts a stark light on the media’s anti-Russia campaign. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1de4b178-47cf-4190-b905-7585557be06I/pers-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Allina Health, media, join forces to break Twin Cities nurses as union isolates strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/nurs-s10.html The Minnesota Nurses Association is continuing to isolate the strike, now in its sixth day, while appealing to the company to accept the concessions contract the union has proposed. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aae71033-0ec0-4295-bf4a-4adbd43fbf0D/nurs-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Lead poisoning in Milwaukee provokes political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/milw-s10.html The mayor of Milwaukee has declared that all residents in older homes should use certified filters to remove lead from their drinking water. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffbb89a2-6d97-4cc4-b51a-6f017282e34L/milw-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Baltimore police conducted privately-funded aerial surveillance of city for nine months http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/balt-s10.html The technology was developed in 2007 for use in the Iraq War, and has now been deployed against the population of a major American city. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cab95c9-037c-4a1b-9ec2-049fb0e01faO/balt-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Report reveals Pennsylvania charter schools pocket cash meant for student spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/char-s10.html Pennsylvania charter schools are siphoning away more funds from public schools than they spend on students. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8878168-2963-48f3-a19e-2971d5002f2O/char-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z New York City surpasses London, Tokyo for highest rents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/nych-s10.html Extreme economic inequality in New York City is creating conditions that are unlivable for much of the city’s population. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36fdc07a-60db-4b73-a4bf-02b2d111fcbN/nych-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Protest leaders barred from University of Papua New Guinea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/upng-s10.html The victimisation of eight students is part of the O’Neill government’s suppression of opposition to austerity measures. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad201015-ff61-4e71-88f7-374d3e1ce85I/upng-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z UK political crisis deepens over Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/brex-s10.html Representatives of the ruling elite who favour EU membership are loudly voicing their concerns that the May government is bereft of any strategy following the Brexit vote. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ed64b0a-13f2-4b5f-b629-ac3976d8353J/brex-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z The reasons behind the failure to form a government in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/spai-s10.html The failure to form a government is not based on deep political differences, as all the contending parties are committed to austerity, the EU and NATO. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5614a2a6-ccb8-4b7c-b639-223d59621f5F/spai-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Earthquake disaster aggravates social crisis in Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/ital-s10.html Two weeks after the earthquake in central Italy on August 24, it is clear that the devastation and loss of life was not due to a “natural disaster” but corruption and government indifference. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f68b24e2-dc56-4434-930f-152e9ffaef3D/ital-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Working conditions worsen in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/germ.html Working conditions in Germany have worsened significantly. Evening, night and weekend work as well as both paid and unpaid overtime are on the rise. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df07166f-fc4f-4f75-90eb-63a69aab1acH/germ.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z India and Pakistan exchange threats and accusations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/inpk-10-09-s10.html Under conditions where the US has destabilized South Asia to pursue confrontation with China, the danger is mounting that the India-Pakistan conflict could climax in war. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d65ec27a-3e93-4f49-aeaf-44f33feafe6C/inpk-10-09-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Few Syrian refugees yet to arrive in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/refu-s10.html Less than 2,000 Syrian and Iraqi asylum seekers have been allowed entry since the government’s promise to protect 12,000 people nearly a year ago. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45ed61a4-698b-4518-ad56-27fdab78f50B/refu-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White kicks off fall campaign with meeting in Chicago http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/chic-s10.html White spoke to workers and youth about the expansion of war, the growth of social inequality, and the need for a socialist political leadership to guide the struggles of the working class. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21103abb-e5c3-4aff-9a87-bfa82ee51d5B/chic-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Armed protesters threaten former Stanford student Brock Turner with violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/turn-s10.html The foul logic of the media and feminist campaign over the Turner case found expression this week when self-styled “anarchists” showed up outside his Ohio home brandishing weapons. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dee4227-9686-468f-b8c2-1470f7b7548E/turn-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/labo-s10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0920fff7-1ae2-4144-bcda-9ed30710a2dC/labo-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Dublin, Ireland bus workers start series of strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/10/dubl-s10.html As a result of chronic underfunding of public services such as transportation and pay freezes in the public sector bus workers have not received a pay increase in eight years. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c97ab4f-74e5-4434-b870-1cb7045b5b8A/dubl-s10.html 2016-09-10T05:00:00Z Obama heightens antagonisms with China at East Asia Summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/asea-s09.html Unable to enlist the Philippines or a reliable proxy from other ASEAN members, Obama was compelled to directly intervene. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf48ce19-0e59-4ace-9de8-8cb5b20d0c7D/asea-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Two months until the US elections: The political issues facing the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/pers-s09.html Whether it is Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump who occupies the White House, the next administration will be one of war, austerity, repression and violence. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99b507ee-5fe0-4974-9c88-3bf372eded9L/pers-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Tensions between Washington and Moscow rise as Russia intercepts US spy planes over Black Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/russ-s09.html Whatever the precise cause of the incident, primary responsibility for the exacerbation of tensions lies with US imperialism and its NATO allies. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2d28b6c-0082-4316-9f8c-6a16dd184b9J/russ-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z ECB keeps monetary policy on hold as tensions grow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/ecbi-s09.html The European Central Bank has kept its monetary policy on hold but there are growing concerns about what it can do as deflationary pressures continue. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4748d6d0-31f7-4739-84e1-3bb529c811aF/ecbi-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z German army steps up military intervention in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/turk-s09.html According to media reports, the German army will massively expand its presence at the Incirlik air base in southeastern Turkey. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e92fa682-c626-46fa-887d-e165eecfd0bF/turk-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Arbitration results in concessionary contract for US postal workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/apwu-s09.html The contract recently imposed on members of the American Postal Workers Union by national arbitrators continues the attack on the wages, benefits and working conditions. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36593a79-1af4-4331-9f83-ec0269cd641C/apwu-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Long Island University-Brooklyn locks out 400 professors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/liua-s09.html LIU’s action marks the first time a university has used a lockout to impose concessions on faculty. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b11f2284-47fa-4697-80d1-8fa25491c9fI/liua-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Long Island University faculty and students oppose lockout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/liui-s09.html Faculty and students spoke with the WSWS about LIU’s lockout of 400 faculty members at the beginning of the fall semester. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/351f60a1-380d-4fd8-8ce4-3953178d3a3E/liui-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Chicago mayor plans to boost size of police force in response to social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/chic-s09.html The call for greater policing and an escalation of law-and-order measures comes on the heels of growing public disaffection with the entire political establishment. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c851bf5-98ad-4350-86b0-69ae64c1d3cC/chic-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Wells Fargo bank fined for account and credit card fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/well-s09.html Questions are sure to asked as to how a bank, supposedly with tight internal controls and reviews, did not know about the creation of two million fake accounts. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f870601-50b1-4265-a026-3189f2c5081F/well-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy has global impact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/hanj-s09.html The company’s financial problems are a further indication of the economic instability facing the world economy. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/791a1798-bbac-4e33-8742-ddc75010fb1H/hanj-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Spanish economic recovery through savaging workers’ living standards http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/spai-s09.html Millions have been plunged into poverty as the wealth of the elite has soared. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f4ae5bd-388f-4225-b83a-1cd0e38f942P/spai-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Australian senator falls victim to anti-China witch-hunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/dast-s09.html Dastyari’s removal sends a wider message to the parliamentary elite that no dissent will be tolerated to the bipartisan policy of backing Washington. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b08eec5-4f86-454d-a435-86b76a3602fA/dast-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Australian Greens signal pro-business agenda in portfolio appointments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/gree-s09.html Greens leader Richard Di Natale installed senators with “fiscally conservative” credentials to key frontbench posts. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/997890c4-4a90-455f-98fa-3ab6c24447cC/gree-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Daily Blog opposes jury trials in rape cases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/nzrc-s09.html The statement by the union-funded blog demonstrates how hysterical denunciations of “rape culture” are helping to strengthen the state and attack democratic rights. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d4fb721-6d81-4b76-a838-a706989f794N/nzrc-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z On the 75th birthday of Sri Lankan Trotskyist leader Wije Dias http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/wije-s09.html In his greetings, David North reviewed the significance of the more than 50-year struggle for revolutionary internationalism waged by Wije Dias, the leader of the SEP in Sri Lanka. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5170f39a-9460-42fa-a9f7-e46cc259f3cA/wije-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Canada’s pseudo-left Socialist Project propagandizes for US imperialism in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/casp-s09.html Socialist Project is promoting an article by a former US State Department official that advocates a Kurdish state in northern Iraq because it would advance “America’s national interest.” Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85124e2e-21bd-4905-b12d-959f1859dcdE/casp-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Greek PM Tsipras promotes nationalism, austerity at Southern European conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/tsip-s09.html Amid protests against its austerity policies in Greece, Syriza is boosting the EU and trying to divert social anger along nationalist lines, inciting anti-German sentiment. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cdff3a4-1497-43f8-bba5-5b0ec6347e1O/tsip-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Appeal by Berlin Senate candidate Andy Niklaus: Workers need their own party! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/andy-s09.html Andy Niklaus has worked for the Berlin Transport Company for 25 years and is running as a candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in the Berlin Senate elections on September 18. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/092e4259-2895-489d-955e-e4264d66969G/andy-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z The repulsive spectacle of the Berlin Senate election television debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/deba-s09.html The debate took place Tuesday night between the leading candidates for multiple parties standing in the election to the Berlin Senate on September 18. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5aa1d0c-3a2a-4f49-badf-ab6471fc00bI/deba-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/09/eur2-s09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c9a69c-e216-480e-9b88-4a402c069daH/eur2-s09.html 2016-09-09T05:00:00Z Turkey prepares joint action with US in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/turk-s08.html A joint US-Turkey incursion raises again the possibility of a direct conflict with the Russian-backed Syrian government, as the civil war in Syria threatens to spiral out of control. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d46daa7a-a8f8-40f6-a138-64c6e09c924E/turk-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Clinton and Trump bow to the military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/elec-s08.html The unstated premise of Wednesday night’s forum before a veteran’s group in New York City was that the military should have veto power in the selection of the next US “commander-in-chief.” Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d851378-af25-43e0-8610-fdb7ed64251G/elec-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Mounting evidence of British “boots on the ground” in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/syri-s08.html The secret deployment of the SAS is of a piece with the government’s campaign of lies, deceit and disinformation throughout the five-year-long civil war. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/340ce62a-d47b-46ce-947f-be73995f316K/syri-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z British Medical Association calls off junior doctors strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/doct-s08.html The junior doctors have been isolated by both the trade unions and by the Labour Party, with a key role played by party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b076a9d8-52be-4411-be9b-ce4b85a4bd7D/doct-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Separatist candidates win seats in Hong Kong election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/hong-s08.html The new “localist” parties represent layers of the Hong Kong ruling elite who regard Beijing’s dominance as an impediment to their business interests. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01cfb18f-1629-4c80-be7c-9fdb42af1f9J/hong-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Unifor selects General Motors Canada as pattern bargaining target http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/unif-s08.html The selection of GM is a signal to the Detroit automakers that Unifor is set to negotiate deals that attack the wages and benefits of autoworkers and bolster corporate profits. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f951b3-0cca-4216-8e5d-af07c4c3169J/unif-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Minneapolis students express support for striking Allina nurses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/nurs-s08.html As management continues operations with the use of strikebreakers, the union is keeping nurses throughout the region on the job and is doing nothing to mobilize broader support in the working class. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e73912c2-d57d-44ba-ac55-53ec239fe06H/nurs-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Detroit teachers angered by contract deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/dft1-s08.html Detroit teachers received contract “highlights” at a mass meeting called by the Detroit Federation of Teachers and will begin voting next week. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87c6d8d7-02b9-4e8c-a3de-840ee1ffad4E/dft1-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z ITT Tech shuts down after federal government withholds student funding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/ittt-s08.html The closure of the for-profit school’s 130 US-based campuses came after an investigation questioned the institution’s organizational integrity, financial viability and academic standards. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0eb4bf3-5ecf-466c-a91c-a20f22c2dc7C/ittt-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Trudeau attempts balancing act in eight-day China visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/cana-s08.html The Canadian prime minister stressed Ottawa’s desire to “reset” relations with Beijing and avoided talking publicly about the mounting tensions between US imperialism and China. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81986461-5aae-4ca7-8738-dad75b5d1b3M/cana-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands of Australian public sector workers set to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/publ-s08.html The union is seeking to corral opposition to attacks on wages and conditions behind the Labor Party. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/411dd377-136a-4d82-9e6c-1ba4dcb8bb1F/publ-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Australian government dismisses international law in The Hague over Timorese oil theft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/timo-s08.html While demanding Beijing abides by a recent South China Sea ruling, Canberra has rejected the court’s jurisdiction in its disputes with East Timor in the Timor Sea. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e889015-4930-4322-a932-fd604397c0fI/timo-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z “Stand Up against Racism”: A right-wing alliance in support of an SPD/Left Party/Green coalition government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/08/berl-s08.html A few thousand demonstrators gathered last Saturday at Adenauerplatz in Berlin to drum up support for a Social Democrat/LeftParty/Green coalition government. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0de7f377-969d-4f91-8b55-a56eeb36ae9B/berl-s08.html 2016-09-08T05:00:00Z Clinton denounces Russian “interference” in US elections, calls for escalation in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/clin-s07.html The Democratic presidential candidate has stepped up her McCarthy-style campaign against Republican Donald Trump as an ally or stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d230094-f269-404f-a494-af81ebe4121A/clin-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z White House to maintain nuclear “first strike” policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/pers-s07.html The US is reportedly keeping its “first strike” policy amid relentless threats against Russia and China and an election campaign aimed at preparing for war. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9319e377-1ba6-4ac1-ae3b-da8a43da4eaE/pers-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Syrian war threatens to escalate as Obama-Putin talks fail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/syri-s07.html The calls for humanitarian aid and safe zones are transparent pretexts to legitimise a vast intensification of the imperialist intervention in Syria. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f4d8b83-bddd-456d-bf0b-6351f379f86F/syri-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses strike highlights militant mood of US workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/minn-s07.html The strike by 4,800 nurses, now in its third day, reveals the sharp class tensions in the United States on the eve of the 2016 presidential elections. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0e10a2c-f510-41db-a29a-ab3f3e0901fJ/minn-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Milwaukee Democrats propose to dramatically increase size of police force following Sherman Park protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/expa-s07.html A forthcoming city budget includes funding for an additional 280 officers in the wake of protests and unrest sparked by the killing of Sylville Smith last month. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b1a330b-b200-46bc-984b-a38de3dfa60I/expa-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z UK Conservative divisions over Brexit go public once again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/brex-s07.html May’s mantra that “Brexit means Brexit” can no longer conceal the air of crisis and paralysis surrounding the government. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f54b5b88-f384-4b26-8554-9a16154840eL/brex-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z UK: Review of Investigatory Powers Bill gives all-clear to mass surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/bulk-s07.html Anderson’s report is a cover for the real aim of the Investigatory Powers Bill—to increase the power of the state to monitor the population for potential threats to ruling class interests. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f275849-25c1-4a2c-85b6-266e330085aG/bulk-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z SPD right-wing politician Thilo Sarrazin praises Left Party budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/sarr-s07.html The former finance senator for the state of Berlin praised his cooperation with the Left Party during the SPD/Left Party state government as “positive throughout.” Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3007b451-0052-4aec-9f22-2282fe41e0dC/sarr-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Thousands of teachers strike as Costa Rican unions suppress struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/rica-s07.html About 5,000 workers marched last week against the government’s austerity measures, even as the union leaderships are sabotaging their struggle. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcefe19d-866b-405c-9b98-22c40210f85I/rica-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Colombian peace deal paves way for fiscal austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/farc-s07.html The agreement has been heralded by international banks and corporations as necessary to pave the way for further attacks on the Colombian masses. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03c1726c-06a7-49fb-98ed-4f77e36b159K/farc-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Massachusetts: MBTA janitors to be laid off as cuts continue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/mbta-s07.html The unelected and undemocratic Fiscal and Management Control Board is discussing privatization of all city bus routes, while working conditions for contracted janitors are made impossible. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29ddaeff-0837-4262-b067-24452a547bfL/mbta-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Knives out for Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/turn-s07.html The political atmosphere resembles that before the June 2010 political coup that removed Labor leader Kevin Rudd. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/881a9d91-3597-4bb2-be71-a6aa32ea1e6I/turn-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Deteriorating Australian economy adds to pressure on Turnbull http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/econ-s07.html The corporate discontent with the prime minister’s performance is mounting amid falling business investment and stagnant retail sales. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/409f2c55-15ba-4e88-ae92-8250f0782cdK/econ-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z New Zealand unions campaign against Chinese steel imports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/stee-s07.html The nationalist demagogy is part of a push to align New Zealand with the US drive to war against China, while diverting attention from the role of the unions in job cutting. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c81d9a2d-6d29-4827-b304-77f2161d584L/stee-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z The right-wing threat in Germany and the need for a socialist party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/germ-s07.html It is anger against the establishment parties, including the Left Party, and the absence of a progressive alternative that boosts the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e565e6cd-d9db-4d36-9f06-61e29bd7420I/germ-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Left Front promotes French regime-change operation in oil-rich Gabon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/mega-s07.html Mélenchon joined a demonstration that implicitly called for a military intervention by France, the former colonial power, to topple incumbent President Ali Bongo. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60add5ec-a063-4133-a65d-5779a7f169eC/mega-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Mehring Books announces two new SEP pamphlets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/mehr-s07.html Mehring Books has published two pamphlets: one dealing with the political lessons of the Bernie Sanders campaign in the US and the other reviewing the great autoworkers struggle of 2015. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f6b107a-8db3-4dca-8dbf-5afad352270C/mehr-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/07/wkrs-s07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79d3e529-ff57-452d-9d5c-e288d9fe71aO/wkrs-s07.html 2016-09-07T05:00:00Z As Minneapolis nurses strike, unions join arms with Democratic officials in Labor Day events http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/labo-s06.html The trade unions used the Labor Day events to promote the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the consensus candidate of Wall Street, the military-intelligence apparatus and most of the political establishment. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3776b24a-1bb1-4e22-9565-f7c5fbe36cbP/labo-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Allina nurses strike reveals gulf between workers and union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/nurs-s06.html Nurses in Minneapolis are fighting against management demands that would cut their own health benefits and make it more difficult for them to provide quality health services. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e72c19b0-2693-4f1e-aeab-308cff1ad7eG/nurs-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Obama cancels meeting with Philippine President Duterte http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/phil-s06.html The real source of the tensions is Washington’s increasing displeasure over Duterte’s failure to play his assigned role in the US pivot to Asia. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28eb987f-77f0-4253-811d-ad0654a2561C/phil-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Australia: Opponents of war with China labelled “rats, flies, mosquitoes and sparrows” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/aust-s06.html The language provides an ominous warning of the chauvinism and hysteria that is set to engulf Australian politics. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75d1cf07-3af1-4b6e-a1ec-fcac17154c1K/aust-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Fears of rising social opposition hung over G20 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/summ-s06.html At the conclusion of the summit, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde also addressed these issues warning that economic growth had been “too low for too long for too few.” Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/663d4680-09d1-4ca4-a874-c7b339261daA/summ-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Brazilian military police attack mass protest against Temer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/bras-s06.html Sunday saw up to 100,000 people demonstrate in Sao Paulo in opposition to the right-wing government of Michel Temer. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2649cea5-426d-4132-9ae6-551265b7febA/bras-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Corbyn offers olive branch to right wing as purge of British Labour Party escalates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/corb-s06.html By September 24, when Labour’s leader is elected, it is highly likely that well over 200,000 people will have been barred from voting for Jeremy Corbyn. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4235f2a-db59-4635-8ef2-aa01c5e23b7C/corb-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z German states try to offload refugees on each other http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/germ-s06.html North Rhine-Westphalia is demanding that thousands of refugees return to wherever in Germany they first applied for asylum. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41a131c1-9416-4f09-86b0-9f9624adaa8O/germ-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Michigan officials press to close “failing schools” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/effo-s06.html The reorganization of DPS has established the precedent that debt-ridden schools can be dissolved, reorganized and/or replaced with private entities. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd7ffb8e-33d0-4f8f-b8d3-ee48b265ca8L/effo-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z California Assembly passes Secure Choice pension bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/cali-s06.html The bill requires workers to contribute 3 percent of their paycheck into a retirement fund, while exempting employers from committing any additional funding. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b92db41-32c5-4e63-80d3-700f824e060I/cali-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Portugal’s response to forest fires undermined by austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/port-s06.html In 2014, Portugal spent just €70 million on firefighting and €20 million in fire prevention, which pales in comparison to the country’s €2.1 billion military spending. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a59eb1f0-ff9a-40f4-b27d-db195d1b86fI/port-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Opposition plots regime change in Maldives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/mald-s06.html The US and its allies are hostile to President Yameen, not because of his record of human rights abuses, but his ties to China. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2bdc97b-0f38-45de-a294-f8cd2078f3fK/mald-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Canada’s Liberals launch inquiry into “missing and murdered indigenous women” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/cana-s06.html The inquiry is part of the Liberals’ native “reconciliation” agenda, which aims to “reconcile” the impoverished indigenous population to Canadian capitalism by cultivating a privileged First Nations elite. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e4c8d7c-3476-42b8-bc0f-56c904b1ba6M/cana-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Obama and the US secret war in Laos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/pers-s06.html Obama is the first US president since the Vietnam War to visit Laos, the scene of one of US imperialism’s bloodiest crimes, even as his administration is preparing new wars on a far greater scale. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/339787ef-1a99-4221-8393-c1b41ec58abK/pers-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z SEP US presidential candidates denounce war drive at Humboldt University meeting in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/berl-s06.html Dozens of students and workers watched a live broadcast from Detroit of SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bb464ba-8967-41d0-b826-3e2755c1f25J/berl-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks to workers at Detroit Labor Day event http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/elec-s06.html White attacked the alliance of the trade unions with the pro-war campaign of Hillary Clinton, and advanced an internationalist socialist political perspective for the working class. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/353bc234-2e94-454b-9569-265dc1a5fa6B/elec-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z Teachers, students in US face battle to defend public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/educ-s06.html Whether Trump or Clinton wins the election, they will escalate the attacks on public education and the growing movement of teachers, parents and students to defend this social right. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f33de294-4b32-4e8c-aaf2-29272cdca84O/educ-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z <em>Jason Bourne</em> again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/06/bour-s06.html The latest entry in the Bourne series of spy films finds the former CIA assassin taking on the agency in a “post-Snowden world.” Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4cf941-8080-472d-a43c-6063dd5907cJ/bour-s06.html 2016-09-06T05:00:00Z The most unpopular candidates in American history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/pers-s05.html The contest between the militaristic Clinton and the fascistic Trump has alienated tens of millions from the corporate-controlled two-party system. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/767014a0-f1a5-44f0-b6fa-87dc166a0aaJ/pers-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Rising global tensions surface at G20 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/obam-s05.html It is a sure sign of the deepening malaise of the global capitalist economy, afflicted by lower growth and falling trade, that “overcapacity” in steel was at the very centre of the G20 economic agenda. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbf74007-9642-47d8-bbf3-21bb0a30aa0O/obam-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z US and Japan attack plans for post-Brexit Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/brex-s05.html President Obama made plain Washington’s opposition to the UK leaving the EU, while Tokyo warned that Japanese corporations would leave the UK if it went ahead with the move. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70467bcc-4ddc-4b38-a2a7-df154ddc3f0L/brex-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Irish government to appeal European Commission ruling on Apple’s tax bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/appl-s05.html Ireland, a centre for tax dodging by leading US-based transnational corporations, is uniquely vulnerable to the deepening divisions between the US and the European Union. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/373311d2-3ce1-447d-a4fb-50a70d68086A/appl-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Philippine president declares “state of lawlessness” after bomb blast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/phil-s05.html While stating that this was “not martial law,” Duterte told the press that the military would be “running the country.” Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6b70c3c-958a-495a-b1b3-c6220462951M/phil-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Green Party presidential candidate seeks to corral antiwar sentiment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/gree-s05.html In a visit to Detroit, Jill Stein criticized Clinton’s policy towards Russia only to say that war could be stopped by appealing to sections of the foreign policy establishment. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bab6933a-aa00-44d9-ae04-d3de875a80cP/gree-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Private security forces attack Native American protesters with dogs, pepper spray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/dako-s05.html Hundreds of members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe have been peacefully protesting the construction of an oil pipeline that traverses burial grounds they regard as sacred. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29bb25b1-1858-409d-8e20-4ae18e7834bG/dako-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z FBI director says agency preparing attack on data encryption after the elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/encr-s05.html In a keynote address to cyber security specialists, FBI Director James Comey elaborated on plans to force a backdoor into encrypted private data and communications. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78d9b77c-34d0-46f4-9e2a-8253f2213d1F/encr-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Mass layoff at Harley-Davidson in York, Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/harl-s05.html Harley-Davidson has recently announced approximately 200 workers will be laid off due to declining profits. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf47b0c2-dd7d-433c-931f-2966f812b30O/harl-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z German Luftwaffe begin NATO patrols over the Baltic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/nato-s05.html NATO’s growing operations in Eastern Europe heighten the danger of direct conflict with a nuclear-armed Russia. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c2ac651-19bb-402f-b9b6-4ad1b9c3aedN/nato-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Polish and Ukrainian governments use World War II war crimes to promote nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/natl-s05.html Relations between Poland and Ukraine have soured in recent months, as their respective right-wing governments promote ethnic nationalism, anti-communism, and militarism. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fdc92d0-e6de-4cd9-93b6-766c9720d46J/natl-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Intelligence agencies reportedly question Australian PM’s “stance” on China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/medi-s05.html The question mark over Turnbull’s allegiance to the US alliance and anti-China agenda has been raised under conditions in which he holds office by a thread. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dc982f1-4465-4cce-88d1-c852481ce3bK/medi-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z German military desperate for new recruits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/ger2-s05.html The aim of the current recruitment campaign is to solve the Bundeswehr’s manpower problem and win over young people for Germany’s war drive. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5d999ce-e699-4b68-b5af-60887060735P/ger2-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Australian supermarket chain sheds hardware stores and jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/wmcc-s05.html The closure by Woolworths of Masters and Home Timber and Hardware stores reflects the impact of slump and deflation on the retail industry. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3beb69b-4c89-4368-80f1-2ae681cf45cA/wmcc-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaign launches fall election meetings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/meet-s05.html SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will be speaking at meetings throughout the country. We invite readers to contact the SEP to organize a meeting in your area. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53b487da-e279-4310-bdc4-17f326c6caaE/meet-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z SEP West Virginia candidate Naomi Spencer speaks on heroin epidemic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/vide-s05.html Overdoses, alcoholism and suicide are leading causes of death for young and middle-aged workers nationwide. Appalachia and the “rustbelt” of the Midwest are among the worst hit regions. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8215eb65-b4f1-458e-b4e3-719a1b61c67L/vide-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Defend the striking Allina nurses! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/alli-s05.html 4,800 nurses at five hospitals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area begin a strike today to defend their health care benefits and oppose dangerous patient-to-nurse ratios. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44dd4aab-124d-49be-83f0-592a926f097I/alli-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z <em>War Dogs</em>: Cry havoc? Or what exactly? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/dogs-s05.html Based on a true story about two young arms dealers who defrauded the US government out of millions, the film is a coarse yet oddly sanitized version of a little-known episode of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bb0c62a-14ff-4473-ae56-f3aa197542dF/dogs-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 5-11 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/05/twih-s05.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef3d77a6-6393-4542-8adc-02e6c09a399B/twih-s05.html 2016-09-05T05:00:00Z Tens of millions strike against Indian government’s right-wing economic policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/indi-s03.html The strike is an expression of mounting opposition in the working class internationally against assaults by governments and corporations on jobs and working conditions. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26f33ba8-3dd1-457b-9686-b5502cd894dM/indi-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z The ouster of Brazil’s Workers Party government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/pers-s03.html The downfall of the PT marks the end of a political era, posing sharply the need for a new revolutionary leadership in the Brazilian working class. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e64f131-7184-462d-838b-0a437f85e70M/pers-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z US lost 14,000 manufacturing jobs in August http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/jobs-s03.html The publication of a lackluster jobs report by the Labor Department followed the announcement by Wal-Mart that it plans to slash 7,000 jobs. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d296dda-48f5-4a4a-b784-7eab2f8ef4dI/jobs-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z Warmongers united: Germany’s Left Party welcomes former top army general http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/link-s03.html On World Peace Day, the German Left Party invited the former Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr and chairman of the NATO military committee to a meeting in Hannover. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69e2cbab-9a50-4c7d-ba0e-aaf84008a35M/link-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z California legislature votes to expand mandatory sentences for sexual assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/cali-s03.html California’s barrage of law-and-order legislation underscores the reactionary content of the campaign over sexual violence promoted by the Democratic Party and its allies. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4210dd43-caf3-4bfe-b0e6-5eda5da12b7M/cali-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z Hurricane Hermine causes massive flooding and power outages in Florida http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/herm-s03.html Early Friday morning, a category 1 hurricane named Hermine made landfall in northwestern Florida, marking the first time in 11 years that the state has had such a storm. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e25f147d-15e7-49df-a6f7-f9403397a42B/herm-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z More than 1,000 to be displaced by demolition of low-income housing development in Indiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/lead-s03.html Extremely high levels of lead and arsenic are present in the soil due to the historic absence of environmental controls on the metal smelting industry in East Chicago. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74a47610-ffa1-4afc-aeb9-16d6e15b7f3O/lead-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z German armed forces prepare for domestic operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/bund-s03.html Next February, for the first time, the German armed forces will engage in domestic exercises—a political turning point and a clear breach of the German constitution. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92d1f262-6d68-4194-a5cb-ceeb34de921B/bund-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z UK doctors struggle escalates with announcement of 20 days of strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/juni-s03.html The scale of the industrial action to be taken by junior doctors working in the National Health Service is without precedent in modern times. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34aff404-5fc4-413b-878e-c2ccbb64442I/juni-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z UK: Further National Health Service hospital closures and cuts to be imposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/nati-s03.html A recent House of Commons Select Committee report found the National Health Service to be in a state of near collapse and hinted that in the future patients might have to pay for services. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21a3a015-864d-4532-8e1b-5cbfe35e25eK/nati-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z State of Michigan reduces revenue sharing payments to city of Flint http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/flin-s03.html The reduced revenue sharing comes as the city continues to suffer the effects of its widespread lead-in-water crisis, which has wreaked havoc on the lives of city residents. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6827f4b2-67ac-43ff-8b6d-6d9fa24743fK/flin-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z New Zealand defence minister blames Beijing for South China Sea tension http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/brow-s03.html The comments indicate a shift within the government, following US Vice President Biden’s recent visit, closer to Washington’s belligerent anti-China position. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e31704a3-10ac-4749-8812-b2830c8e640C/brow-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z Rana Plaza disaster case postponed in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/bang-s03.html The court delay further underscores the indifference of all sections of the ruling elite for the plight of garment workers. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55f0719c-eae4-418a-b5bd-ddf852dc694P/bang-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z As Clinton escalates war threats, Sanders begins campaigning for Democratic nominee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/sand-s03.html Sanders will carry out his first official activity as drum major in the Clinton campaign by taking part in Labor Day events in New Hampshire on Monday. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0acfceba-13e4-4702-9f2e-40001f08c1dO/sand-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z Warming of Earth proceeding at unprecedented pace http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/clim-s03.html Temperature records from ice cores and sediments show that the current rate of global warming is faster than at any point in the past millennium. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9825d4e-8f1e-4d87-ad04-7cf82dbbe81B/clim-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/03/labo-s03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34c339a5-8e8a-48c2-a03f-62a8aeff1afD/labo-s03.html 2016-09-03T05:00:00Z Clinton’s “American exceptionalism” speech: A bipartisan policy of militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/pers-s02.html The Democratic presidential candidate’s speech to the American Legion was an attack on Trump from the right, pledging to be more ambitious and decisive in the use of American military power. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4877efbf-621e-4745-afd5-da76c671853I/pers-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z IMF issues warning on global growth to G20 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/imfr-s02.html International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has said the world economy could suffer from “disappointing growth for a long time to come.” Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d622fc7-7f35-4eb2-9853-0bbb644366aP/imfr-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Refugee numbers decline as deaths rise in the Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/refu-s02.html More than 3,167 refugees have lost their lives during the crossing to Europe in the first eight months of this year. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b014ec0e-eda5-455f-a01c-fb007fed2beF/refu-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Trump outlines ten-point plan for mass deportations and martial law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/trum-s02.html In his anti-immigrant speech in Phoenix, Arizona, the Republican candidate laid out a plan to deport millions of undocumented workers using violent police state methods. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62225d50-25d3-451d-9e97-f80326644b6P/trum-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Chicago police shoot someone every five days http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/poli-s02.html According to a new report, 92 people have been killed in six years by Chicago police officers, a majority of them in areas of high poverty. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c989ba97-ee0a-4d47-bc36-d95de48ad5eA/poli-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z New York police continue to violate court safeguards in surveillance of Muslims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/nypd-s02.html According to an oversight organization for the NYPD, police frequently violated court-imposed guidelines as part of the department’s spying on Muslims between 2010 and 2015. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25027765-aec2-40c9-8f04-21bbff1f70fI/nypd-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Germany: Parties in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania elections focus attacks on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/germ-s02.html The election campaigns of the ruling Social Democratic Party and Christian Democratic Union are outdoing each other with their right-wing politics and attacks on refugees. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08f17253-ecf5-45dd-9a60-6f9d0b12002L/germ-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z China completes majority purchase of Greece Piraeus port http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/gree-s02.html The sale of the port is part of the wider privatisation programme imposed by the EU and the IMF to raise funds towards the repayment of the country’s vast mountain of debt. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/121cf8e8-59ac-469b-9c0e-b601a27b914H/gree-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z France pushes for regime change after contested elections in Gabon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/gabo-s02.html Well before investigations of the election returns have begun, Paris is demanding that incumbent President Ali Bongo immediately hand over power. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/432dcfdc-633c-4b1b-86f4-b830d55cf57D/gabo-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Australian government shaken by defeats in parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/turn-s02.html Last night’s chaotic scenes underscore the ongoing instability of the political establishment. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49cc8706-128c-4c1a-bc56-aad462d956cE/turn-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Australian Labor senator branded a “Manchurian candidate” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/dast-s02.html Payments accepted by Dastyari have been linked with political positions he advanced on China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fd16b0f-8f3a-4e12-9466-0a41a81fab8H/dast-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Ongoing job cutting in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/nzjb-s02.html Attacks on jobs, wages and conditions are intensifying, with the collaboration of the trade unions. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8badbb0c-e57a-47ea-a54a-f7a3efaf290E/nzjb-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z New York Times launches McCarthyite witch-hunt against Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/wiki-s02.html The <em>Times’</em> vilification is aimed at discrediting in advance any information from WikiLeaks exposing the crimes of US imperialism and its favored candidate, Hillary Clinton. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/833813b9-5b17-4c26-88d3-e0709be7f19L/wiki-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Berlin police to be armed with potentially lethal tasers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/tase-s02.html Tasers are anything but harmless weapons. Human rights organisations have repeatedly pointed out that electric shock is particularly dangerous for people with weak hearts. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b80ae9df-0c44-40d0-886c-9ad52866a2aP/tase-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z A film version of Philip Roth’s <em>Indignation</em>: Young lives overshadowed by war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/indi-s02.html The new movie, <em>Indignation</em>, is a relatively faithful adaptation of Philip Roth’s 2008 novel, which examines war, religion and repression in post-war America. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f77f9e6-c0ac-4f8c-be4a-46abcbd0addH/indi-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/02/wrks-s02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15560dbd-f4ee-4043-8869-277c0a938f6M/wrks-s02.html 2016-09-02T05:00:00Z Brazilian Senate votes to remove President Rousseff of Workers Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/braz-s01.html The impeachment ends 13 years of rule by the Workers Party, whose capitalist policies paved the way for the Rousseff government’s debacle. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/121d2744-9b73-4518-abed-87924a753efB/braz-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Eighty years since the first Moscow Trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/pers-s01.html In carrying out these trials, Joseph Stalin was launching an assault on the legacy and the leaders of the first successful socialist revolution. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb1c1b16-89cb-4ef6-ae22-9f2fca9e7beI/pers-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Irish government crisis over Apple’s €13 billion tax dodge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/appl-s01.html The EU’s decision to fine Apple for failing to pay taxes has triggered a major crisis in Irish ruling circles. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a670848-734d-4284-a15a-b902242be21A/appl-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Third election looms as Spanish right fails to form a government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/rajo-s01.html Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy failed to receive the necessary 176 votes in the 350-seat parliament. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/354eeb37-558e-485f-9d7c-b4e532e8155A/rajo-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Spurning Washington’s appeals, Turkey vows to expand assault on US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/syri-s01.html The contradictions of US policy are underscored by the fact that US Special Operations forces are embedded within the Kurdish YPG and could come under attack from CIA-backed Sunni militia. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc5e987e-265b-45fb-8de6-16afbd9a40bI/syri-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Students denounce Sydney College of the Arts merger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/intv-s01.html Sydney College of the Arts students and staff are continuing their protests against the University of Sydney administration’s attempts to transfer the highly-regarded fine arts tertiary institution onto another campus. Students spoke to WSWS reporters about the impact on their studies and their artistic work. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e94f62d-4452-49a7-bc71-902e6c6da78O/intv-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z War clouds overhang Obama’s Asian trip http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/obam-s01.html Obama will attend international summits in China and Laos amid escalating geo-political rivalries, particularly between Washington and Beijing. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e35dd681-55cd-475c-b137-75cf80e33d7I/obam-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Australian establishment discusses prospect of US-China war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/chin-s01.html ASPI began with the question “under what circumstances would Australia join in a war against China?” Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91c28375-f924-4ad5-bff1-e4ace7aeb6aK/chin-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Kafkaesque conditions facing homeless families in New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/home-s01.html A major cause of the deepening homeless crisis is the lack of decent-paying jobs, combined with the even more dramatic decline of affordable housing. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddaa52ea-a872-4003-b6c7-ea7c4eb1159A/home-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses union calls open-ended strike for Labor Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/nurs-s01.html The Minnesota Nurses Association has called a strike under pressure from rank-and-file nurses. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/237d7f7f-dcbc-4fcb-8f13-3975d7d50a3E/nurs-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler CEO issues threat to Detroit jeep workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/marc-s01.html In a not so veiled warning, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchione told Jefferson North workers last week that the status of their facility is up in the air. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af4833c0-0a3f-4ed6-a2b8-97ce215e9acM/marc-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Mexican government prepares crackdown against striking teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/cnte-s01.html As Mexican teachers continue their struggle, union officials are collaborating with the political forces that helped bring about the right-wing education “reform.” Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82d2f8ae-eb84-40fb-9249-6237aaaf725O/cnte-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Tamil Nationalists hail US “Operation Pacific Angel” in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/tami-s01.html The US Pacific Command has launched Operation Pacific Angel in conjunction with the anti-China “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca2fb23c-6807-4987-990d-956a74dfebcK/tami-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Australia: Students occupy Sydney College of the Arts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/scaa-s01.html The ongoing protest coincided with a march on parliament by National Art School students and staff opposing merger plans at their facility. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cc2e105-209e-4bfe-b374-fc93b3ec899O/scaa-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Indian workers need a socialist strategy to oppose pro-investor “reform,” austerity and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/indi-s01.html For the unions and Stalinist Communist parties, Friday’s all-India strike is a means of defusing social opposition and diverting it behind the big business political establishment. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86e6ca1d-d131-44ac-bee0-949e3700195K/indi-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Detroit professor advances “structural racism” theory of Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/flin-s01.html A report submitted as evidence that the Flint water crisis was the result of racism is aimed at concealing the class issues and diverting popular outrage into establishment channels. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/906926de-a07f-4d0a-b4df-dbf8f2d3d38L/flin-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z An interview with Roy Scranton, author of <em>War Porn</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/scra-s01.html Novelist Roy Scranton spoke with the WSWS about his debut novel, <em>War Porn</em>, and the role of art in opposing war. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65942c8a-dc61-4361-938f-f220ff3de73L/scra-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z Comic actor Gene Wilder: 1933–2016 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/01/wild-s01.html Although his work in film ended more than 25 years ago, Wilder will be long remembered for the humor and humanity he displayed in films like <em>Young Frankenstein</em>. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a00f5c51-5892-4f4d-80e2-9fa44e7c7faB/wild-s01.html 2016-09-01T05:00:00Z France demands end to trade talks with US amid rising US-EU tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/ttip-a31.html As France demanded an end to talks on the TTIP trade deal, the EU said it would levy a €13 billion fine on Apple, a move the US Treasury said could damage US-EU ties. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbb6883f-57dd-491f-9df0-6892b5906dfB/ttip-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z US war planes and battleships to start using Indian bases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/inus-a31.html With the signing of the basing agreement, India is being transformed into a “frontline” state in the US drive to isolate, encircle, and prepare to wage war on China. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1be27fe-0c60-4f6c-bf3b-349e349fd77L/inus-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Tens of millions of Indian workers to join one-day protest strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/indi-a31.html The widespread support for the strike is an expression of mounting working-class anger and militancy and part of a global resurgence of class struggle. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96d8cdb5-a43b-48f4-92f8-593f1213864G/indi-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z US deepens military ties with Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/slus-a31.html Washington wants to use Sri Lanka as one of its bases in the event of war with China. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cebd097-5afd-498f-a041-065e33ebe84H/slus-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Taliban captures key Afghan district in fierce fighting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/afgh-a31.html The latest attack takes place against the backdrop of geo-political intrigue that is drawing the entire region, including Afghanistan, into US preparations for war against China. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a90a2912-1f44-4e95-8e6c-339459b0028O/afgh-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Obama success story: Third biggest stock market boom since 1900 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/obam-a31.html The Obama bull market is the product of years of pro-corporate, anti-working class policies, including the bailout of the banks and attacks on wages and benefits. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f578e78c-0d22-430d-b11b-63d2881ae1bC/obam-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Millennium Tower: Boston’s latest playground for the filthy rich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/mill-a31.html The Millennium Tower in Boston's downtown provides a playground in the sky for the wealthy, overlooking an increasingly polarized city. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d3b4c6b-f93c-4e4a-a257-6453d366465L/mill-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Union blocks teachers’ strike as Clinton comes to Cleveland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/clev-a31.html The Cleveland Teachers Union called off Thursday’s strike to prevent a confrontation with the Democrats and the Obama administration’s attack on public education. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30cd1d0f-2b74-4038-adbb-61a8dcd1965H/clev-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Canadian autoworkers overwhelmingly approve strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/cana-a31.html Voter turnout at many of the union locals was extremely high, reflecting a determined mood of militancy, but the Unifor union has no intention of waging a serious struggle. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cacb6f7c-3a27-4194-8848-a38181f0892M/cana-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Italian soldiers fighting in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/libya-a31.html Basing itself on a new “anti-terror” law, the Renzi government is deploying Italian soldiers in Libya without the consent of parliament. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1926aa2-2894-4c03-ba02-1838cae74c9G/libya-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Spain’s public debt reaches record levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/spai-a31.html All the major parties—Popular Party, Socialist Party, Citizens and the pseudo-left Podemos—are committed to upholding the payment of the debt. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac7fcaa8-8614-4b9a-b8ce-3aa773ff63cG/spai-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z New Australian government seeks to impose deep cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/turn-a31.html The prime minister appealed for all parliamentarians to unite behind a program of austerity, military spending and expanded powers for the security forces. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4284e30c-60cb-47e6-851b-0cb65137538M/turn-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z EpiPen price gouging: Capitalism and the US health care crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/pers-a31.html The EpiPen scandal has become a focal point of anger over the subordination of health care to huge corporations driven by an insatiable quest for profit. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef7405e2-3e91-40c7-b0e5-1154da6e10dF/pers-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Brazil’s impeachment crisis provokes split in Morenoite PSTU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/pstu-a31.html The split reflects the deep crisis and broad realignments taking place throughout the Brazilian pseudo-left due to the debacle of the Workers Party (PT) government of President Dilma Rousseff. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41ea877c-7f1a-4506-9b32-190c588175bG/pstu-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z UK: Corbyn, Brexit and the so-called progressive alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/brit-a31.html There are increasing efforts to link up the Labour Party, the Greens and the various nationalist blocs in Wales and Scotland on the basis of a pro-EU program. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72108d55-9eff-4dd8-b2e1-5b7f1aa76f5B/brit-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z <em>Southside With You</em>: An insufferable account of the Obamas’ first date http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/sswy-a31.html This fictionalized account of the first date between Barack and Michelle Obama in 1989 presents a racialized view of society served up with a large side of banality. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/088b00fd-22cc-4710-8b2d-6cd659d9656P/sswy-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Aurora, Illinois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/auro-a31.html SEP campaigners visited Aurora, once a major industrial center, and now the second largest city in the state, to promote Jerry White and Niles Niemuth’s presidential campaign. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3020838-bfc5-41c1-a719-926e47583b7P/auro-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z PSG election campaign: Anger at the government’s new civil defence guidelines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/31/germ-a31.html Berliners discuss the growing war danger and social conditions in the capital with supporters of the Socialist Equality Party. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ed3259a-e3be-4bc3-a78c-e8703d3c75dM/germ-a31.html 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z US pressures Turkey to curb attacks on Syrian Kurds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/syri-a30.html The Obama administration is allied with both sides in the mounting conflict provoked by Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80e691a6-cff6-430e-a833-c4fd972309cB/syri-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z One-third of US counties will have only one Obamacare plan in 2017 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/obam-a30.html The mass exodus of high-profile private insurance companies from the ACA exchanges is leaving millions with less choice for coverage. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6ac7dd4-23c4-4356-9e37-4d55c8cb7e8E/obam-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z German vice chancellor says talks on US-EU free trade agreement have failed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/ttip-a30.html The discussions on the agreement demonstrate that transatlantic conflicts are growing. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b37f33b-90c6-4c85-8970-87724f51384P/ttip-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Divisions grow over British withdrawal from the European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/brex-a30.html Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly ruled out a parliamentary vote on “Brexit” before formally triggering withdrawal from the European Union. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52cb5e17-aad6-4efd-89da-6fb728eabe7M/brex-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Growing perplexity as central bankers confront permanent stagnation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/jack-a30.html With the business cycle set to enter a “dangerous” phase, central bankers are concerned that interest rates are already so low they will not be able to counter any economic downturn. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/daeae147-b95b-44cf-b68c-cde5620ab87L/jack-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z UK household debt, excluding mortgages, tops a third of a trillion pounds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/debt-a30.html In 2015, there were an estimated 13.2 million “debtor households” in the UK, containing 31 million people. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039666b7-98fc-404b-8a19-b8411e31a10B/debt-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Libya’s Tobruk parliament refuses to recognize Western-backed government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/liby-a30.html The decision means that the bombing raids conducted by the US in Sirte, which began this month, violate international law. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7167d48-6519-448e-a65c-d6127934121D/liby-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Professional football quarterback Colin Kaepernick protests US police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/kaep-a30.html The San Francisco 49ers quarterback refused to stand for the national anthem, protesting the relentless promotion of the police and military during professional sports games. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38f1ffb3-464b-4c3b-aaff-4f452dd704fB/kaep-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Despite Canada Post’s provocations, postal union opposes strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/cupw-a30.html The CUPW has consistently refused to mobilize resistance to the massive concessions demanded by the federal government-owned Canada Post. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fe40584-e20f-4d56-9705-8151a1c9fa6N/cupw-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Ruling party wiped out in Australia’s Northern Territory election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/ntel-a30.html The result is a barometer of broader trends wracking Australia’s political establishment, driven by disaffection and economic slump. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/552627ff-d109-4630-9a78-ede3c4d3852C/ntel-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z New Zealand unions intensify anti-immigrant campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/nzin-a30.html The Unite union collaborates with the government’s exclusivist immigration policies while agitating for further curbs on foreign workers. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2aae61-d1cf-4636-a57e-d72ca618b6cL/nzin-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z The socioeconomic basis of identity politics: Inequality and the rise of an African American elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/pers-a30.html A sharp polarization has emerged among African Americans over the past four decades. The privileged layer that has been produced forms an important basis for racialist politics. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28bd6f0d-e79d-46f0-b3eb-dfd57653680C/pers-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z The New York Times and “disinformation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/time-a30.html The <em>New York Times</em>, which functions as a clearing house for lies hatched by the Pentagon and CIA, has accused the Russian government of subverting public opinion in the US and Europe. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14ccd505-768f-4ed8-9363-23c9c17f12bC/time-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z The class essence of the Confederacy in the American Civil War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/jone-a30.html In their attacks on the film, figures like Charles Blow of the <em>New York Times</em> are denigrating some of the noblest individuals in American history. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f0ebfe1-bace-4509-8fff-4c88a3f04b5A/jone-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/wkrs-a30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1aaf0340-9fb0-4616-815b-34ab08e7d5aJ/wkrs-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Turkish air strikes kill civilians in US-backed invasion of Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/syri-a29.html The incursion of NATO member states into northern Syria heightens the potential for a direct clash between Russia and the US which could quickly spiral out of control. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8527188-1a5c-4117-8a9c-6dfb628592bB/syri-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Nothing revolutionary about Sanders’ “Our Revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/pers-a29.html The rollout of the new organization founded by Sanders and his campaign makes crystal clear that its purpose is to direct young people and workers into the blind alley of the Democratic Party. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe971dca-3eeb-4740-a90b-736537dd60eH/pers-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Sarkozy launches French presidential bid based on anti-Muslim hysteria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/sark-a29.html The former French president called for returning to universal military service and imposing measures that would turn France’s Muslim population into second-class citizens. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c745a0ed-6f2b-473e-a494-2fd7577f8bfE/sark-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z French woman arrested, fined for wearing Muslim headscarf on Cannes beach http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/siam-a29.html In an unprecedented attack on freedom of religion and on France’s Muslim community, local police are moving to effectively criminalize the wearing of Muslim headscarves. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b766ffef-c15a-4e8b-86f4-9b052e22a1aI/siam-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Polish PiS government encourages anti-Semitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/pola-a29.html The government in Warsaw is promoting a revision of history that downplays Polish nationalist participation in anti-Semitic crimes. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a2b433a-dc8b-4500-b447-d1c0338e0c6M/pola-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z US torture victim Abu Zubaydah given “hearing” at Guantanamo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/zuba-a29.html Zubaydah, one of 41 inmates still not cleared for release or transfer eight years after Obama pledged to close Guantanamo Bay, made a brief, silent appearance on video. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae5e7c0e-9396-48b0-a8a9-9ca1c2dd81aN/zuba-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Boston teachers face contract fight over job security, working conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/bost-a29.html The schools district’s attack on teachers will be accompanied by a November ballot initiative to increase the cap on charter schools across Massachusetts. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5d15024-9a76-4a06-abb0-581f58eac7fO/bost-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Cleveland teachers threaten walkout as school year begins http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/clev-a29.html More than 5,000 teachers have voted to strike over “performance pay” and other attacks in America’s second poorest big city. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5cd26e5-42f5-4d15-84db-f7fe062c0dbB/clev-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z London landlords renting out dangerous "floating shacks" http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/lond-a29.html The high cost of living in London is driving a record number of people to turn to renting riverboats. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdf2cf9f-f5b7-476f-b76e-655390c6179M/lond-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Government of Finland imposes further austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/finl-a29.html The Finnish government’s Competitiveness Pact, agreed with the trade unions, aims to “restore competitiveness” by slashing workers’ wages and benefits. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cd414ea-3242-4c7e-8068-58d5c72e2c9L/finl-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Australia: Arrium steelworkers reject 10 percent pay cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/sasw-a29.html From the outset, the union had no intention of waging any struggle to mobilise workers to oppose the cost cutting and fight the threat of closure. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f40f44a8-03ae-4899-ab06-9c5d0919c7cK/sasw-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Former detention centre workers condemn Australia’s brutal refugee regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/refu-a29.html More than 100 ex-staff members have risked lengthy jail sentences to protest against the treatment of asylum seekers incarcerated on remote Pacific islands. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65f1beff-267f-4e5e-aea6-d74fec4539cF/refu-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z Labour Party makes empty promises to New Zealand students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/nzst-a29.html Despite its highly conditional pledges, Labour has no intention of reducing ballooning debt and poverty among students. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68671969-25f3-475b-a698-bde0d430f63M/nzst-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z “Political art” in New York City this summer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/poli-a29.html While much of the artwork is as yet unsatisfying, it is welcome that many of these visual artists are registering awareness of the social and political crisis. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e99f4814-bbf0-4be8-9f8f-fe2696096ffK/poli-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 29-September 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/29/twih-a29.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/094302e7-000a-48f0-b942-a60e849e9d6M/twih-a29.html 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z ILO report: Global youth unemployment to rise for first time in three years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/ilor-a27.html According to an International Labor Organization report, the number of unemployed young people ages 15 to 24 will rise to 71 million this year. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5e595c6-2ed6-4e24-b756-8d03d386168G/ilor-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z “Godfather” Biden visits Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/pers-a27.html One month after the failed coup, the vice president met with Erdogan. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8c1e4a0-2cb1-4f2d-a66a-c0b6282d4c9G/pers-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Fed chair lays out long-term scenario of economic stagnation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/yell-a27.html Yellen all but acknowledged that low levels of economic growth and extreme financial instability were permanent features of the US and world capitalist economy. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9370c24a-8e81-4153-944c-ca3ef9e17eeL/yell-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Britain: Labour’s National Executive extends purge of party membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/corb-a27.html Ronnie Draper, the general secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers union and a Labour Party member for 40 years, has been suspended from membership. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23f41df4-de43-4180-be3e-62be0ac2c26N/corb-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z German chancellor demands loyalty from Turkish citizens in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/turk-a27.html The return of Germany to an aggressive foreign policy is being accompanied by the racist stigmatising of entire sections of the population. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5db19f69-dce7-4174-b684-6aacfc91813O/turk-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Military prosecutor clears Israeli forces in 2014 Gaza war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/isra-a27.html Israel’s military advocate general concluded that the 2014 shelling of a United Nations school in Rafah in which 10 people died was entirely lawful since “proper procedures had been followed.” Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a52ae393-0526-4bb9-b622-cc623bf61fdC/isra-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Closure of Appleton, Wisconsin abortion clinic leaves state with two centers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/abor-a27.html With the closure of the clinic, the two remaining centers will serve 1.3 million Wisconsin women. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f35316b-11f3-4561-9d8b-2f29db29ab8A/abor-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Investigation accuses Mexican federal police of summary executions in May 2015 raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/mexi-a27.html The country’s human rights commission accused the federal police of executing at least 22 suspects during a raid last year on a suspected drug cartel. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/061176ac-93f7-4b38-a295-69874a84c81M/mexi-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Trudeau given hero’s welcome by Unifor bureaucrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/trud-a27.html Unifor President Jerry Dias lauded the actions of the pro-austerity, pro-war Trudeau government as “a pinnacle start for working people.” Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2d59b88-df9d-4ed5-9a45-6dd2dee71a5H/trud-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: JVP leader expresses support for privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/jvpp-a27.html Dissanayake’s speech underscores the JVP’s transformation into a fully-fledged capitalist party ready to carry out the dictates of international finance capital. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40ae8fed-33a5-48fd-bb8b-1dcc9c8330eO/jvpp-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Thousands infected by contaminated water in Havelock North http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/have-a27.html The precise source of the contamination is not yet known, but waterways have become highly polluted due to intensive and unregulated farming. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e49d804c-c39a-4c8f-a90a-7836662b8ccC/have-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z For the unity of the working class in the United States and Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/lata-a27.html This resolution was passed by the Fourth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held from July 31-August 5 in Detroit, Michigan. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54808411-2155-426b-918a-fc0887f3680K/lata-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Join the IYSSE! Join the fight against war, inequality and the danger of dictatorship! Join the fight for socialism! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/iyss-a27.html The following statement by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US) is being distributed at campuses throughout the country. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66924e21-8d9c-478e-991d-9c30c6757d6I/iyss-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z West Virginia Supreme Court to weigh independent ballot access http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/wvir-a27.html The case is a microcosm of the undemocratic maneuvering that goes on in American politics, largely out of sight of the public. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f0ebb49-1b21-4248-8665-6e8ff8aa988N/wvir-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Merkel seeks to reorganise Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/merk-a27.html This week the German chancellor met with 15 of the 27 EU leaders to set out the EU’s future course and ensure that Germany dictates the proceedings. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee96aae1-6a14-4cd9-9364-3bc28efcb86L/merk-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Potentially Earth-like planet found in habitable zone of nearest star http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/prox-a27.html The main differences between Earth and the newly discovered Proxima b are the very different physical characteristics of their respective parents’ stars. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d72f4a5a-743a-48a7-ac80-7ae35c830a7D/prox-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/27/labo-a27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51bb8622-fcd6-431a-a57c-6e4ef6a0f4dD/labo-a27.html 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z Turkey expands invasion of Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/syri-a26.html Washington’s support for the Turkish invasion is aimed at creating the conditions for a broader intervention to topple the Assad regime. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb983f74-e127-48d0-ab64-1d409ebdfe0A/syri-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Clinton highlights Trump’s ultra-right ties to curry favor with establishment Republicans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/clin-a26.html The Democratic presidential candidate used a speech in Reno, Nevada to step up her right-wing appeal for support from Republicans and conservatives. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7996a86e-2f6d-411a-bc9e-8b0be7b2a6bI/clin-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Death toll in Italian earthquake climbs to more than 250 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/ital-a26.html Italy’s civil defence organisation and volunteers continue to dig in the hope of saving those still buried alive. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c37e511-c6ee-4b89-93c9-d937de5d2eeL/ital-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Chakrabarti report refutes claims of rampant anti-Semitism in British Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/chak-a26.html Far from calming tensions, the findings have added to the already “toxic atmosphere” inside the Labour Party. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d8f1171-e745-46de-8fbe-4a7f5011941F/chak-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z EpiPen maker Mylan’s other drug price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/epip-a26.html Drugmaker Mylan, which increased the price of the EpiPen by over 450 percent, has raised the prices of other drugs by similar amounts. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/252be882-10d3-4c48-a777-8d70b9f2ac4B/epip-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z State trooper kills unarmed deaf man in North Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/poli-a26.html Daniel Kevin Harris, a 28-year-old deaf man, was one of at least 20 people killed by police across the US over the last week. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d0969f8-1443-48d9-8458-79d636aa0e7L/poli-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Indiana study finds high rate of opiate addiction in newborns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/opia-a26.html The disturbing findings of the Indiana study point to the impact of the economic crisis on working people. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/757626d6-76ac-40e1-a8f1-9e4e28a54aaE/opia-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Brazilian students return to the streets over classroom censorship laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/braz-a26.html New “schools without parties” laws would allow the firing of teachers for teaching anything from history to evolution to sex education. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f99cadad-34e8-4a7e-a700-562824bd5a7B/braz-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Bipartisan bidding war on budget cuts in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/shor-a26.html Labor is proposing a united front with the government in order to carry through multi-billion dollar cuts to public health, education and welfare. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee778007-b7fb-4b16-ae8a-24e25e41cc2O/shor-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Australian “Heart Maps” reveal class divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/hear-a26.html The heart disease maps expose a health gulf between the wealthiest areas of the country and the poorest. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbf9372b-9127-4d87-bc2a-6bb6b88f76eL/hear-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Cross-party support for sweeping spy powers in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/gcsb-a26.html The ruling elite is erecting the foundations for a police state in preparation to confront social and political opposition. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d85653f7-91ff-4c35-bc2f-d6a37dcd831J/gcsb-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Ethiopian government kills 100 civilians as protests sweep country http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/ethi-a26.html A protest at the Olympics by marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa drew attention to the ongoing government repression in Ethiopia. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c19bfe67-fefc-494e-b5b3-352bdd403b9E/ethi-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Air of crisis overhangs central bankers’ meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/pers-a26.html The central bankers and financial authorities gathered at Jackson Hole have no economic answer to the crisis of the profit system over which they preside. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e651a7ac-787d-44d9-871f-8335bb53d03L/pers-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns at Detroit auto factory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/pres-a26.html An SEP campaign team encountered widespread hostility to the establishment candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and openness to a socialist alternative. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8d8cd1e-ab5d-48b3-b378-49d9b4aa360I/pres-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z <em>Anthropoid</em>: A film looks at 1942 assassination of Nazi chief Reinhard Heydrich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/anth-a26.html The new movie remains on the level of a violent action film, avoiding a more probing look at the Holocaust. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/488a1e2a-d136-49db-98ef-b48b37b46e9H/anth-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/wkrs-a26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70d6c7ac-cbcb-4f89-8f2d-5b24668e57fL/wkrs-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z Russian athletes barred from Paralympic Games http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/para-a25.html In the latest salvo against Russia, the world’s top court of sports has ruled that the country’s disabled athletes cannot participate in the upcoming games. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9d0ebf-f1a3-4c9b-954b-761e650474dA/para-a25.html 2016-08-25T06:00:00Z Biden meets with Erdogan, backs Turkish invasion of Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/turk-a25.html The US vice president declared Washington’s support for the escalation, while Russian officials said they were following the invasion with concern. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cb7e67c-d6d5-4c65-8a75-bbdd005e06dO/turk-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Stop the German government’s preparations for war! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/pers-a25.html The “Civil Defence Concept” presented by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday proposes a range of measures to prepare the population for war. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d61c389-b2d9-4dfc-8f4f-07ce8963f05D/pers-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Devastating earthquake hits Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/erdb-a25.html At least 200 have died, hundreds are still missing, thousands were injured and tens of thousands have been left homeless. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48936b9d-69c4-4db4-9bdc-cb0476c50d7P/erdb-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z North Korea tests submarine-launched missile http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/kore-a25.html The primary responsibility for escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula lies with the US and its military build-up throughout Asia aimed against China. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f92445b-0860-4138-93f1-62a01d69f30J/kore-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z French shipbuilder DCNS hit by massive data leak on Scorpene submarine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/dcns-a25.html The leak has raised concerns about whether DCNS’ multi-billion dollar plans to build submarines for Australia could also be compromised. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad79de4b-6dba-4449-9e51-8f4acd7bf9bC/dcns-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Newly released emails reveal Clinton ties to CEOs, Persian Gulf despots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/clin-a25.html The allegations of a “pay to play” relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department largely obscure the essential basis of the corruption of the Clintons. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f8926cd-9198-4879-89d6-0dc57ffcab0P/clin-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Mass water shutoffs continue in Detroit, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/watr-a25.html Water shutoffs affecting 150 customers per day have proceeded without letup during the summer months. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3815c4b-268e-4bf4-8610-15bec985bb6B/watr-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Flint residents describe conditions of ongoing water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/flin-a25.html Two residents recount their personal experiences in Flint and express their outrage at the system. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/697baf0b-9ff7-40ac-9f51-658ca227590O/flin-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Pfizer gobbles up cancer drug maker in $14 billion deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/drug-a25.html Pfizer will acquire Medivation’s cancer drug Xtandi, which is priced at $129,000 for a year’s treatment. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a5c67d7-9356-483a-b2d5-633b7719736B/drug-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Judge tosses out Detroit Public Schools lawsuit against teacher “sickouts” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/dpsl-a25.html In the wake of the dissolution of the DPS and the launching of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the court case against teacher protests has been wrapped up. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8b66e50-2046-47ed-a4a6-43c008eeb66G/dpsl-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Finland announces defence agreement with the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/finl-a25.html Finland’s expanding ties with Washington are part of a broader process that is transforming the Nordic region into another front in the US-led offensive against Moscow. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c14061b0-cdc9-45cf-bd5e-e18c0bdde64G/finl-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Deutsche Bank whistleblower rejects reward, cites collusion between bank and regulators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/bank-a25.html The former vice-president accused the SEC of not prosecuting leading bank officials because of the incestuous relationship between the bank and the ostensible watchdog. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2235565e-b7cf-47e3-abd6-2a358147749D/bank-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Spain: Pseudo-left Barcelona mayor persecutes migrant street vendors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/vend-a25.html Under the Ada Colau administration, some 34,473 fines were levied against migrant and refugee street vendors in the first six months of 2016. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f24f1073-c890-45f7-9bcb-627c288401cD/vend-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinean landowners end blockade of major gas project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/pnge-a25.html Protesting traditional landowners, claiming millions of dollars in unpaid royalties, disrupted vital LNG supplies. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c1c3005-ab50-4036-813d-da895b43372M/pnge-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z The fight for socialism and the tasks of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/iyss-a25.html This resolution was passed by the Fourth National Congress of t he Socialist Equality Party (US), held from July 31-August 5 in Detroit, Michigan . Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b62c9af-d711-4936-af61-d9dd81b702eI/iyss-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left line up behind efforts to fashion Labour as Britain’s “Syriza” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/socp-a25.html The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party played a lead role in covering for Syriza in Greece and are now seeking to encourage illusions in the supposedly socialist character of the Corbyn campaign. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e89c4b0-af22-41e6-9c03-ed54c477dd5A/socp-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z “That little space between a smile and a tear” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/25/toot-a25.html The Belgian-born multi-instrumental jazz musician became widely known for his virtuosic harmonica playing. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a1575d9-2300-4472-9e08-92fb74cfc8cF/toot-a25.html 2016-08-25T05:00:00Z Haiti: What the Clinton e-mails reveal about US election-rigging http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/hait-a24.html The e-mails released by the US State Department give details of the imperialist intrigues that installed Michel Martelly as president of Haiti. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c8c5d7f-475f-401b-8830-fb483be79e1E/hait-a24.html 2016-08-24T06:00:00Z New flashpoint in escalating war: Turkey shells ISIS and Kurdish forces in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/syri-a24.html Turkey and the US are increasingly working at cross purposes in Syria, further frustrating Washington’s central aim of removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96a1a24a-d41f-46e6-9dcf-b2cfbfea4c4F/syri-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Obama offers pittance to flood victims in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/loui-a24.html In perfunctory remarks in Louisiana, Obama told victims to look to private charities and volunteers. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/266869cc-c7fc-4f13-9724-8caf8d99d17I/loui-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Louisiana flood victims speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/vidd-a24.html WSWS reporters traveled to Livingston Parish, Louisiana and spoke to flood victims who are stranded at an emergency shelter after historic floods destroyed more than 40,000 homes. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48232194-e738-4d07-b84b-8c52e873d5dC/vidd-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Britain: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlines policies for “wealth creation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/corb-a24.html Corbyn routinely proclaims that he is for a “new politics,” but this amounts to only a handful of limited measures that do nothing to challenge the stranglehold of the super-rich over society. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4c54f30-dce6-4629-a996-bf59f8f05ebF/corb-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors defiance of government contract curtailed by BMA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/doct-a24.html The Conservative government intends to enforce a revised contract—which has already caused five nationwide strikes and was overwhelmingly rejected in July—on junior doctors. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02d1cd23-a009-4f23-8c3a-cf7046592e9K/doct-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z German interior minister supports partial ban on the burqa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/burq-a24.html The campaign in Germany for domestic repression and war is assuming ever more openly racist forms. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ea4db8e-44c8-426a-9dba-cb62efdf0c1F/burq-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z German population told to stockpile food in case of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/defe-a24.html Germany’s new civil defence plan underscores how the issue of war has returned to daily life 75 years after the catastrophe of World War II. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35c2a1ba-aea4-4370-96f2-9eb1c9373d6L/defe-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Volkswagen production halt affects almost 30,000 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/volk-a24.html The hard-line position of company headquarters toward suppliers is part of a massive attack on workers. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43b79637-82ac-4c7b-b58d-bfd77103d55E/volk-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z New York politicians maneuver to support charter schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/prek-a24.html Democrats and Republicans are aiding the privatization of public education by seeking to exemptions for charter schools from state regulations. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e3fadfe-582c-4c8b-9142-a5ded179ec8G/prek-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Mining giant’s record loss highlights Australian economy’s reversal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/bhpb-a24.html BHP Billiton’s plight underscores the depth of the world slump and the particular vulnerability of Australian capitalism. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b69fec3-97d5-4a61-88a7-d053b6248b7L/bhpb-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Hanoi scales back Australian attempt to commemorate Vietnam War battle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/ltvn-a24.html The actions of the Vietnamese authorities were greeted with arrogant indignation by the Australian government. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c47a8733-d807-4fb8-b1fd-ce89d534025L/ltvn-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Nepal’s Maoist prime minister walks a tightrope between India and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/nepa-a24.html The political turmoil in the small landlocked country has been fuelled by rising US-driven geo-political tensions across Asia. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b26e1f1-a647-4f1e-8bb1-8d7bd7b6552M/nepa-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Biden’s blank check to the Baltic states: US will wage war on Russia in your defense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/pers-a24.html Vice President Biden said Washington’s commitment to militarily defend the tiny states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia was a matter of America’s “sacred honor.” Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6778f083-42d7-4ce7-af42-f46f8568aabH/pers-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Perspectives and Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/res1-a24.html The Socialist Equality Party in the US held its Fourth National Congress from July 31 to August 5 in Detroit, Michigan. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d24eca27-7982-4b12-a6a2-11519dd1d52M/res1-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White on impact of “Welfare Reform” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/vide-a24.html SEP presidential candidate Jerry White issued this statement on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of "Welfare Reform," signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c803193-51b0-4cf7-92cc-68463ede527L/vide-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z Twenty years since the Clintons gutted the federal welfare system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/tanf-a24.html The embrace of “ending welfare as we know it” marked a fundamental shift to the right in the Democratic Party and capitalist politics as a whole. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3423b6c-caf8-47c7-8a47-7717af4b387G/tanf-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z US-South Korean war games inflame Asian tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/uskr-a23.html While nominally aimed against North Korea, the exercises consolidate Washington’s military alliance with Seoul as it makes preparations for conflict with China. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9137f00-fa82-4e39-8bbf-f197c0b6b74M/uskr-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Divisions rise inside EU at summit between Germany, France and Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/vent-a23.html Amid the escalating crisis unleashed by the Brexit vote, the remaining major EU powers barely succeeded in papering over the divisions between them. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2b7163f-1511-4b70-a3d2-23bf664bbdaA/vent-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Over 1,800 extra-judicial killings under new Philippine government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/phil-a23.html The official figures—at least double the media estimates—reveal that Duterte has launched a crusade of mass murder under the guise of a “war on drugs.” Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4369e630-1f1c-4104-b3bd-c37bf5402e1F/phil-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Britain: Labour’s anti-Corbyn plotters plan rival parliamentary grouping http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/coup-a23.html The Labour Co-op plan is being put forward as a way that the party right wing can avoid moving straight to a breakaway grouping, where they might struggle to muster any support. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81897683-761b-41a5-883b-93a631c83dfH/coup-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Clinton campaigns among the millionaires and billionaires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/cash-a23.html The Democratic presidential candidate has only two public events for the rest of August—and 54 fundraising events with the wealthy backers who are her real base of support. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26812ef5-b6c5-483d-ab12-85b3e6be74dH/cash-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Majority of New York City residents cannot afford to buy their own homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/home-a23.html The rising price of homes coupled with stagnant or declining wages in the wealthiest city in the country means that only those with the highest incomes can afford to own their homes. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e7e98c4-6f99-4f44-9664-dda70db84dbN/home-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z UK: Strike action at historic low, and unions work to keep it that way http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/stri-a23.html The virtual disappearance of strikes during a period when workers’ jobs, wages, and conditions have been under unparalleled attack is a damning indictment of the trade unions. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cecc86d-c9ac-4573-a794-881ed9df0a7D/stri-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Trade unions work to suppress German hospital strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/hosp-a23.html With some difficulty, the trade unions managed to suppress the justifiable anger over poor working conditions and inadequate pay at hospitals. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fd10a70-673a-42e4-810b-f78a3fca1e1C/hosp-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Appalling conditions in Greek refugee camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/refu-a23.html The mainstream media has gone silent on refugees in Greece, but the suffering of these people, fleeing war and poverty, continues without interruption. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f7eacc6-f49e-4cd8-a9ca-becb487eac2A/refu-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Mounting calls for Australian universities to slash enrolments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/aust-a23.html The corporate elite is calling for universities to be subordinated ever-more directly to the immediate profit needs of big business. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9248c412-b235-4869-bc72-fe4b669d32bL/aust-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z North Korean official defects as US pressure on Pyongyang intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/nkor-a23.html Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99b74962-fce8-4c55-8c50-c7561096fd7B/nkor-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z British Columbia Liberals impose anti-Chinese property transfer tax http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/cana-a23.html The political elite and corporate media are scapegoating Chinese investors for skyrocketing house prices caused by rampant speculation and the failure to invest in social housing. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2819eab3-37ec-4ecd-a0f8-224f60ac72aK/cana-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Twenty years since Clinton’s welfare “reform” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/pers-a23.html The Clintons’ welfare bill marked the complete abandonment by the Democratic Party of the policy of liberal reform associated with Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1930s and Johnson’s War on Poverty in the mid-1960s. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/757ef842-5429-476e-bbc7-dd8c724f905O/pers-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z More anti-Russian propaganda from the New York Times http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/kram-a23.html Precedents for such exercises in state propaganda in the guise of journalism have ended with mass killings, the toppling of governments and, in many cases, the murder of government leaders portrayed as the incarnation of evil. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/739175ee-e80c-4d06-a75a-e59312a8826G/kram-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organization promotes Jill Stein, Green Party as “anti-capitalist” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/gree-a23.html What the ISO describes as an “anti-capitalist” amendment to the Greens' platform is in fact a tactical maneuver and a declaration of hostility to socialism. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a3734cb-909c-4182-9282-c485a7bb7e7E/gree-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/23/wkrs-a23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/049fd43d-e947-4504-b293-7b6f40d21dfL/wkrs-a23.html 2016-08-23T05:00:00Z Suicide bombing kills 51 at wedding in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/turk-a22.html The atrocity is the bloody outcome of years of incitement of Islamist terror and ethnic warfare in Syria by Washington and its imperialist allies in Europe. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ea2ce13-b4d5-4429-9b0f-9d531f0a858O/turk-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z Media, Democrats cover up Trump’s fascistic politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/pers-a22.html Last week’s reshuffle has put the Trump campaign under the leadership of an ultra-right publisher linked to “white nationalist” and other fascistic tendencies. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcf25be0-eb58-40e8-a9da-4aff8cd6844D/pers-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z UK Labour leader Corbyn silent on right-wing coup attempt at Sheffield rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/shef-a22.html Repeated calls for party unity were made by all the speakers at the Sheffield rally, passing over the efforts of Labour’s right-wing to oust leader Jeremy Corbyn. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b7bffab-b2d0-4216-80ad-5418cd10322E/shef-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z Syriza government oversees clampdown on refugee shelters in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/gree-a22.html Syriza’s inhumane treatment of refugees is entirely in line with the wider policy of the EU, which is fortifying its borders against those attempting to flee imperialist wars. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a16e4b4-7a32-431c-9c13-39042c7aa1eK/gree-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z Mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads to Miami Beach, Florida http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/zika-a22.html The CDC has issued a travel advisory, warning pregnant women not to visit the area. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e0cb2b1-a8ac-4991-bc1f-30266e03301K/zika-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z Workers and youth speak on Corbyn and the British Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/ints-a22.html The &lt;em>World Socialist Web Site&lt;/em> interviewed several of those participating in a Sheffield rally called in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc84b44e-efbd-4dd3-8d95-ead9fbe3bdaC/ints-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z New video shows Los Angeles Police Department officers kill 56-year-old man in jail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/lapd-a22.html A recently released video depicts six officers Tasing and choking to death 56-year-old grandfather Vachel Howard in a Los Angeles jail in 2012. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1d81ed7-aa79-464a-b39d-5991fd4c1a7M/lapd-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z In bid to quash anger, Chicago cops face firing over Laquan McDonald murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/cops-a22.html The seven cops are among ten recommended for termination in a recent city inspector general’s report issued even as police violence continues. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/104f351f-c7fb-4d4c-a41e-7d6deed9200D/cops-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses authorize open-ended strike against Allina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/alli-a22.html The MNA has refused to call a strike, even though nurses have once again overwhelmingly rejected Allina Health’s demands for cuts to health care benefits and heavier workloads. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15874366-ef4f-4a2c-9e6f-721fb2f2392F/alli-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z Massive job cuts planned in South Korean shipbuilding industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/skor-a22.html Workers are bearing the brunt of the industry’s financial instability, while the trade unions work to prevent a unified struggle. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e798698a-ba15-4b27-b008-ed36b20e1b5P/skor-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z Australian government seizes on NAPLAN test scores to justify budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/napl-a22.html The NAPLAN scores are being used to prepare the ground for new austerity measures for public schools and attacks on teachers’ conditions. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d226e9aa-25cf-4172-9ec2-fdfe41c287fH/napl-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z The Obamacare counterrevolution six years on http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/obam-a22.html The Obama administration’s signature domestic “achievement” stands exposed as a plan concocted by and for the insurance companies and corporate America to slash their costs and increase their profits. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c63c9c30-6b70-46d4-8e48-0270ecfbec9M/obam-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z The anti-war novel re-emerges in American literature http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/warp-a22.html The debut novel by former US Army soldier Roy Scranton is a portrayal of a society devastated by a state of permanent war. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d455eef7-1660-422a-9f53-0cdb39f4f92E/warp-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z SEP election meeting in Berlin discusses war, nationalism after Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/berl-a22.html The PSG election campaign has received attention under conditions of a growing danger of war in Syria and Ukraine, which makes possible an open confrontation between NATO and Russia. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b70fb053-787a-4d63-9a3f-ad16a68af9fM/berl-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z New Zealand: WWI <em>Home Front</em> exhibition buries mass opposition to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/nzex-a22.html The exhibition about life “at home” during World War I hails New Zealand’s contribution to the war and covers up the opposition that emerged in the working class. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe596193-8d63-4a32-9e07-6569928b967B/nzex-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z SEP campaigners speak to residents in Washington, DC about social crisis and the US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/wash-a22.html SEP campaigners spoke to workers in a section of the city that has been plagued by rising homelessness, poverty and efforts at gentrification. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d5d9fc6-9897-4f85-8ce8-843cad9a58dC/wash-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 22-28 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/22/twih-a22.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bffb5a24-304c-4049-b683-061599d87dfA/twih-a22.html 2016-08-22T05:00:00Z American jets scramble against Syrian aircraft bombing Kurdish rebels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/kurd-a20.html As US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria clash with pro-regime forces backed by Russia, Iran and China, the Middle East war threatens to escalate into all-out global conflict. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8863c0b7-b2e3-4176-afea-d1b4d9a0d7dB/kurd-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z The ruling class and the spectre of Leon Trotsky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/pers-a20.html Seventy-six years after his assassination at the hands of a Stalinist agent, Trotsky remains not only a towering historical personality, but also a figure of acute contemporary political relevance. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76bc9ef1-329e-48bc-ab42-87164294f8fC/pers-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Government indifference in the midst of historic Louisiana flooding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/floo-a20.html The federal government has promised only paltry sums to compensate flood victims, while Obama has delayed any visit until after his lavish vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc8624b-5f27-4f40-be83-68e47a5fc66K/floo-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Putin visits Crimea amid rising tensions with Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/ukra-a20.html Ukrainian President Poroshenko threatened to impose martial law and conscription in response to what he claimed was the threat of a Russian invasion. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2e80b7a-2138-4fca-85c1-d6f7a51cc26H/ukra-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Trump chairman Paul Manafort resigns amidst campaign shift to the right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/mana-a20.html Paul Manafort has been displaced by Stephen Bannon, chairman of the ultra-right Breitbart News, giving the Trump campaign its third chief in three months. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec3433bd-4edb-4283-8d3b-a93fcb9b2a8C/mana-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z UK media denounces Corbyn’s refusal to support war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/corb-a20.html Corbyn’s comments occasioned a slew of articles and commentary declaring that he could not be trusted with the reins of power if he were not ready for all-out war. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b1cd6ad-63aa-45eb-a163-44ab0ffa70aF/corb-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Britain’s Financial Times calls on anti-Corbyn plotters to prepare Labour split http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/fina-a20.html The FT said the Labour right must think “through what a new party of the centre-left would stand for” and make “serious preparation” for a breakaway. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/095c85a4-f867-4d5c-aeee-97fd8b57fd0I/fina-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Spain: Pseudo-left concedes to right wing over street name changes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/stre-a20.html The Stalinists, Socialist Party and the pseudo-left have strengthened the right’s efforts to rehabilitate Franco and his fascist regime. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/717f1cdd-1722-4969-b975-12d190c424eL/stre-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaigners speak with Turkish workers in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/turk-a20.html The discussions with workers at the Crellemarkt outdoor market in Berlin focused on the attempted coup in Turkey on July 15. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4695a0f-a207-45a6-97d5-652b656d792G/turk-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Venezuela opens border with Colombia in order to alleviate growing social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/vene-a20.html The border, which has been largely closed since last September, is being opened gradually in order to stem anger arising from shortages of medicine and other basic necessities. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ef4e638-4b16-44b4-b5f7-7f0eb21de24M/vene-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Indian PM Modi “plays Balochistan card” against Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/inpk-a20.html In a highly provocative shift, Modi has denounced Pakistan for “atrocities” in Balochistan—a strategic province that has long been convulsed by a secessionist insurgency. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e532c965-bbf8-4686-a673-405c0aaca23G/inpk-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Mounting evidence Canadian police summarily executed terror suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/cana-a20.html The account of the taxi driver at the scene when Aaron Driver was killed and the autopsy of his corpse strongly suggest the 24-year-old was summarily executed by police. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/486f66b9-dac4-4185-add0-74fb450914cL/cana-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Decades-long cover-up of “black lung” among Australian miners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/lung-a20.html Reports of cases pre-date the official rediscovery of the disease in Queensland last year. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6cb2f0f-81f9-4024-9efd-99dd10f78b9O/lung-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Full-time jobs and wages falling in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/jobs-a20.html Part-time work is becoming the “new normal” for growing layers of workers, with devastating consequences for living standards. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b968daf3-6eaa-4d25-8b6b-8732608f87cD/jobs-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z On the death of German historian Ernst Nolte http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/nolt-a20.html Nolte is infamous for initiating the <em>Historikerstreit</em> (Historians’ Dispute) in 1986 with his downplaying of National Socialism and the worst crimes in human history. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f042faf-5b94-47c4-a316-bc850892dcbD/nolt-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z A portrait of photographer Robert Frank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/frnk-a20.html <em>Don’t Blink––Robert Frank</em>, is a very personal and generally engaging documentary of the life and career of the acclaimed photographer and filmmaker. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3820fb76-d390-4c05-a543-d4d85868806M/frnk-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP meeting advances socialist program to fight government attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/colm-a20.html The Colombo meeting discussed the growing popular opposition to the Sirisena-Wickremesinge regime and the necessity for a socialist and internationalist perspective. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4650c5d-85c9-416d-89c9-0911f8c7fb4P/colm-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/20/labo-a20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/761ea221-3a55-4af3-917b-4a71a17dc52O/labo-a20.html 2016-08-20T05:00:00Z Japan plans missile deployment in East China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/japa-a19.html Tokyo intends to design and construct its longest-range missile to cover the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, further risking clashes with Beijing. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e653ade-15ab-42a5-98a3-ba06302f987C/japa-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z “Human rights” propaganda campaign paves way for military escalation in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/pers-a19.html The saturation of the airwaves and the press with images of a five-year-old child in Aleppo should be taken as a warning that Washington is preparing public opinion for a major military escalation. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74c20f6d-272a-4e98-a966-5c90da7793fL/pers-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z German report criticizing Turkey highlights growing tensions within NATO http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/turk-a19.html Relations within NATO have reached new lows, four weeks after the failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e9e850f-9b7e-4c7c-8ce5-4659e84bd1eB/turk-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Green Party candidates at CNN town hall: Promoting illusions in the capitalist system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/gree-a19.html At the town hall meeting, Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka presented a liberal reformist program, combined with demagogic criticisms of war and the promotion of identity politics. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98078f87-9e24-401f-b8bc-896e03c7794F/gree-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Fed divided on policy amid warnings over state of global bond markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/fere-a19.html Underlying the divisions in the Federal Reserve is the lack of any clear understanding of where the US economy is heading. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95e3e505-c0f3-4f89-afe2-737122eab8fL/fere-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Cisco to cut 5,500 jobs, adding to wave of US tech layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/cisc-a19.html So far this year, American technology companies have eliminated 63,000 jobs. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c8b5ec1-0591-4b33-9aad-59443ebb2e5K/cisc-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Immigrant mothers stage hunger strike in Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/immi-a19.html Twenty-two mothers have entered into the second week of a hunger strike, protesting lengthy detention at a US-run facility. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94cb9bbd-41d1-453d-b6fd-407f1cce9cbP/immi-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Sexual assault accusations used to oust leader at Tor Project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/appe-a19.html The Tor Project, a network and tool for anonymizing one’s internet traffic, has been a repeated target of attacks from US intelligence agencies. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cbd3bee-7e26-41e1-ab89-e52c450e1daB/appe-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Verizon strikers remain victimized 12 weeks after end of strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/veri-a19.html Since the Communications Workers of America sold out the seven-week Verizon strike in May, the union has said nothing about the fate of some two dozen workers victimized by management in the course of the walkout. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa377465-01cb-4dd2-bcb6-b9127abb8fdH/veri-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z West coast dockworkers’ union to discuss contract extension http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/dock-a19.html Discussion on a contract extension demanded by shippers and the Obama administration opens the door to further concessions on the part of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de221b2b-6db8-4762-b462-abba24c83d3F/dock-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z UN admits role in 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/hait-a19.html The statement from the office of the secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, follows five years of stonewalling in which the UN denied any responsibility for the deadly outbreak. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbe2905c-4c92-47f7-b0ad-79c900ce349P/hait-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Research highlights continued immiseration of British workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/ineq-a19.html According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, millions of British workers and their families are sinking below the poverty line despite being employed. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e1921cb-4540-4906-b2ca-34a50ff1a4aI/ineq-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister appeals for bipartisan budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/turn-a19.html There is mounting concern in ruling circles that Turnbull’s government has failed to impose the required austerity agenda. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f0c080c-2245-478f-9659-ab02f3a94d3P/turn-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z The pseudo-left and identity politics: RIO solidarizes itself with “Gina-Lisa” and promotes law and order http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/gina-a19.html As opposition to social inequality and war continues to grow, pseudo-left organizations are using identity politics to advocate increased state powers. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a469706-bdc8-4447-96f5-b05c0ba919bN/gina-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth condemns US-backed war in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/yeme-a19.html This statement was given in response to the ongoing assault on Yemen by Saudi Arabia, including the destruction of a Doctors Without Borders Hospital this week. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdccf9ba-5f70-467f-ae0a-2d97939d69aF/yeme-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/work-a19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/885735f6-32aa-4416-9b01-11b5372bf9cF/work-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Blue Cut fire quickly engulfs tens of thousands of acres in Southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/fire-a18.html An incredibly strong brush fire has rapidly swept through more than 30,000 acres near the Southern California city of San Bernardino. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b249a012-4736-4f76-9eb6-aad6db1bbb0J/fire-a18.html 2016-08-18T06:00:00Z The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/pers-a18.html In the 2016 elections, the consequences of record inequality, unending war and the protracted crisis of American capitalism are coming to a head. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c3bb2f8-5d9b-43af-a863-6a8676740a5K/pers-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Growing disquiet in Washington over Russian-Iranian actions in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/syri-a18.html The use by Russian bombers of Iranian bases to attack targets in Syria has provoked official US protests and warnings that Washington’s policy is creating a strategic crisis. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/626275b5-0eb5-4ce2-b283-250976ff985D/syri-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Hacker group releases malware codes attributed to National Security Agency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/hack-a18.html A group called the Shadow Brokers released computer code reportedly taken from the NSA, which had been used for hacking the networks of foreign rivals of the US. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66a8ef2c-9888-4428-9a0b-f4cc1390ae7N/hack-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Huntington, West Virginia sees 26 heroin overdoses in four hours http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/hero-a18.html Emergency responders revived 26 people Monday afternoon after an adulterated batch of heroin hit Huntington, West Virginia. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/505cba74-7e07-40bb-abd3-e93d9f0c7e4K/hero-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Motive unclear after arrest in killing of imam and assistant in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/imam-a18.html Muslims and others alarmed over growing scapegoating of immigrants see the murders as a threat to their own safety. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e530717-1702-446e-9cf4-50c72549b97O/imam-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Mobilize Minnesota workers behind Allina nurses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/nurs-a18.html Some 4,800 nurses are voting on a concessionary contract, including cuts to healthcare that will save management $10 million. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b20f95d4-7262-4d92-89ba-28bef59c3b2I/nurs-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Affordable housing shortage in Detroit creates dire conditions for seniors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/hous-a18.html WSWS reporters uncovered landlord neglect at a government-subsidized retirement building in Southwest Detroit. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2cee8ec-6627-404b-bd36-d9a1bfae82dO/hous-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z After brawl in town of Sisco, France launches campaign to ban burkini http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/burk-a18.html Seizing on an ethnic brawl, the French political establishment is hysterically accusing Muslim women wearing burkinis of promoting terrorism. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32da9be9-1131-4974-951f-31e4cc5932dO/burk-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Kremlin chief of staff dismissed amid continuing political turmoil in Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/ivan-a18.html In the latest in a series of dismissals of leading officials, the Russian president has replaced a long-standing Kremlin insider with a little-known bureaucrat. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec9eeb08-1b78-4147-848c-be38d17632eO/ivan-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Thyssen-Krupp Steel works council meeting prepares job cuts in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/thys-a18.html Around 250 works council officials from Thyssen Krupp’s steel division met at a conference last Friday in Duisburg. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312cf994-1654-472b-8dd7-4bcc3bcb723D/thys-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Spain faces third general election in one year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/spai-a18.html The Socialist Party (PSOE) is being called on by the media and other political parties to abstain in order to allow a minority Popular Party (PP) government to be formed. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3db00894-44a3-4de6-bf77-06e1ad83b71B/spai-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Lopez Obrador reaches out to Mexican ruling elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/lope-a18.html Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador announces that if he wins the presidency in 2018 he will not investigate or prosecute prior office holders and their accomplices for corruption. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fc6eae6-98c7-4512-86d1-754b7004cdbF/lope-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Egyptian dictator el-Sisi secures IMF loan and prepares onslaught against working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/egyp-a18.html The loan comes with draconian conditions, including subsidy cuts and new taxes, which will drastically worsen the impoverishment of the Egyptian working class. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65e91ee0-a8bc-45a4-a10a-309f0645d85E/egyp-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Australia: Greens select former military intelligence officer as parliamentarian http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/gree-a18.html The result of the selection contest underscored that the Greens have dispensed with any, even nominal, opposition to militarism and war. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42a02ead-b269-4626-9b31-03c7a3583f5G/gree-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z Australian university releases plans on arts college closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/scaj-a18.html Under the plan, academic and professional staff positions will be slashed by 60 percent, or about 50 full and part-time jobs, and various specialised courses eliminated. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6facf4f9-3dbd-4279-a79e-7935fad94cbA/scaj-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z ATI workers speak to SEP campaigners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/brac-a18.html ATI workers expressed interest in the SEP's presidential campaign and disgust with establishment candidates Clinton and Trump. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00b979a6-7823-48bd-92e0-4d72fc6cde8G/brac-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z SEP campaigns in Leechburg and Brackenridge, Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/leec-a18.html Residents spoke out against low-wage jobs, dwindling retirement benefits, ballooning student loan debt, and big-business presidential candidates with nothing to offer. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ad7e96e-d2e6-49b0-84c5-7407f853b3cG/leec-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z “War is never the solution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/wahl-a18.html The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) is placing the fight against war at the center of its campaign for the Berlin House of Representatives. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e0d9274-a35d-43b8-af8c-2e018c727c8K/wahl-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z The Louisiana flooding—a failure of American capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/pers-a17.html Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina, the social infrastructure and the US political system are no more prepared for a natural disaster. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e595305-fc7a-48d2-b0cf-82dbb1de00eL/pers-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Aetna pullout highlights pro-corporate, anti-working class character of Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/obam-a17.html Even as giant insurance firms are reducing their participation in the Obamacare exchanges, they are implementing gargantuan premium hikes on their remaining policies. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e74cd8-20b3-4f78-aba7-39c7757f86aA/obam-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z German media steps up anti-Russian agitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/krie-a17.html Over the past week, virtually every leading newspaper in Germany has published articles denouncing Russia for its intervention in Syria, Ukraine, or both. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60ae54fa-5523-49ad-9f02-5785300215eN/krie-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Japan prepares to expand military role abroad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/japa-a17.html So-called humanitarian missions, as in South Sudan, are being exploited to further Tokyo’s remilitarization agenda. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38dd9ef5-54f1-4256-922c-f5e39a47fc7K/japa-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Australia becoming “geopolitical flashpoint” amid sharpening US-China rivalry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/aust-a17.html The <em>Financial Times</em> comment underscores the dilemma facing the Australian ruling class as its strategic ally, the US, confronts its largest trading partner, China. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74b47e50-3db3-4c22-9001-0096123af48H/aust-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Former UK professional soccer player Dalian Atkinson dies after being hit with Taser http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/atki-a17.html Atkinson suffered a cardiac arrest after being kicked and tased by police while visiting his 85-year-old father in Telford, Shropshire. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0708ed1f-2c96-485b-b95d-31d8ad05510P/atki-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z UK inquest reveals brutality of immigrant detainee’s death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/deat-a17.html Prior to the 43-year-old man’s death, he was attached by his wrists to a two-metre closet chain. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1383750e-e116-483f-a8c0-4c99fc07902C/deat-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z India: Kerala’s Stalinist-led government pursuing pro-business agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/indi-a17.html Kerala’s chief minister has appointed a neoliberal economist with close ties to the US financial elite and Federal Reserve as his top economic advisor. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b08fd46-c8fe-4b5c-bbb5-e8672f19cf5O/indi-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Pacific island economies hit by global slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/paci-a17.html Led by falling commodity prices and sharp declines in the Pacific’s largest economies, growth across the region will fall sharply in 2016. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2514be4-8fd8-4735-8925-83ad19d0f9aG/paci-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Residents speak on the impact of education cuts in Boone County, West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/inte-a17.html After twice rejecting directives from the West Virginia Board of Education to slash its budget, the Boone County school board voted to cut salaries for educators. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5dc8b60-70ec-4d04-bd06-8a9e50d5408M/inte-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Resident of West Virginia coal mining community speaks on economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/boon-a17.html A mother of public schoolchildren in Boone County, West Virginia spoke to the WSWS about the impact of budget cuts and the collapse of the coal industry in the region. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98418255-4d57-4023-a2e8-6d3fc3c6b79I/boon-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z The New York Times whitewashes US imperialism in Middle East and contemplates ethnic cleansing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/arab-a17.html A essay published by the <em>Times</em> on Sunday concludes that the collapse of nationalist governments in the Middle East proves the necessity for a sectarian division of the region. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cde50866-7c23-4027-8460-ec13ef6b49eN/arab-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Cohen of the Times on Rio Olympics: “I’m tired of reading about anger in the slums” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/cohe-a17.html Cohen’s column sums up the social attitudes of a whole privileged layer, who are indifferent to inequality, despise the working class and have embraced imperialism as a necessary foundation of their wealth. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0580fff8-a1cd-45f2-a2f6-1b8d3d5ca3aB/cohe-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z SEP US vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth discusses the police killing in Milwaukee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/poli-a17.html SEP US vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth spoke in a live interview with WSWS reporter Andre Damon about the class issues behind police violence. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20235ba6-1341-4ce2-a041-05d33905505J/poli-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z <em>The Score of War</em>: A haunting documentary film on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/scor-a17.html In April of last year, the Ukrainian violinist and composer Mark Chaet, accompanied by a small film crew, travelled from Berlin to his home in Eastern Ukraine. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a013e06f-a31d-469f-8bf6-500840d362cA/scor-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Saudi coalition airstrike on hospital in Yemen kills at least 11 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/yeme-a16.html Yesterday’s attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital is part of a deliberate campaign to terrorise the Houthi population. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f1d2c78-152c-42e9-8086-61439dae3a1O/yeme-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z South Sudan government approves 4,000-strong UN force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/suda-a16.html The military operation is empowered to conduct offensive operations against units loyal to both the government and the opposition. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1eadddae-a4ae-4f29-99c6-374244925b0M/suda-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Canada’s defence minister tours Africa to lay groundwork for military intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/cana-a16.html Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has confirmed that Canada will soon announce a major military intervention of “long-duration” in one or more African countries. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faad7427-5fc4-4c3b-915f-b07024596cbH/cana-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z British Special Forces operating inside Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/spec-a16.html The BBC report revealing their presence tried to portray the role of the Special Forces as a withdrawn, reserved force. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43c1934a-89b5-461e-b09d-5a86c007257J/spec-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Trump and Democrats compete on militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/trum-a16.html The Republican presidential candidate called for a war of extermination against ISIS, while Democrats responded that Vladimir Putin’s Russia was an equally significant enemy. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19f57766-ae53-47d3-b1d6-68155e09460N/trum-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z As growth prospects fall, US markets hit record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/econ-a16.html The rise in the markets and the underlying weakening of the real economy are interconnected phenomena as finance seeks to accumulate profits through parasitism. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ee82ae4-bd63-43b3-a6e3-18aeb932bb0M/econ-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Louisiana: Seven dead, tens of thousands forced to flee as region braces for more flooding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/loui-a16.html The federal government issued a disaster declaration as more than 20,000 people were rescued from stranded homes and vehicles. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99beb331-4f3b-4f7a-800b-79a9f86916bA/loui-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Federal report slams Washington DC Metrorail maintenance program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/metr-a16.html The dilapidated state of the commuter rail system in the nation’s capital is a stark reflection of the crisis and decay of American capitalism. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9b800ac-ddc9-4639-9dff-51d8bf40a5fJ/metr-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Leaked files reveal brutal regime in Australia’s Nauru refugee camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/refu-a16.html The government and Labor opposition remain committed to punitive “offshore” detention as a means of deterring refugees from trying to reach Australia. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f54fef76-d54f-42d7-99a0-a2b5afed509O/refu-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Latest Australian “terrorism” arrests set dangerous precedents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/terr-a16.html Amid rising social and class tensions, the “anti-terrorism” powers are being prepared for use against the working class. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02c9be79-1809-452f-b06e-26b7c4ef512E/terr-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z UK: Dorset health services to be slashed to reduce deficit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/dors-a16.html Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group claims it is facing a £200 million deficit by 2021. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc81f568-056f-44ff-a81a-5fba0b65d0bI/dors-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Lufthansa sets a course for confrontation with pilots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/luft-a16.html The breaking off of talks between the pilots’ union and management heralds a new phase in the dispute. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad2f3b4e-8d53-442d-b0cc-ccd582a3c99D/luft-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Thai junta exploits bombings to clamp down on opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/thai-a16.html Thailand’s military regime has seized on last week’s horrific events to arrest political opponents. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ac26b36-7a4b-4b0f-a389-5a706887fcbJ/thai-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z The social roots of unrest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/pers-a16.html The growth of poverty and inequality, the eruption of social anger and the build-up of the police forces are interrelated components of the same class dynamic. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbdc8a99-c3f7-47d7-b953-e2028d81f01O/pers-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z An interview with David Williams, author of <em>Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/inte-a16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> recently interviewed Professor David Williams of Valdosta State University about class conflict during the American Civil War and its relationship to social and political developments after the war. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8dd220d-1505-43ea-8c33-4117c42e426D/inte-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/wkrs-a16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46a8baea-a04f-45d0-8994-5fb9f1b0d99C/wkrs-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z Wisconsin governor mobilizes National Guard after eruption of protests over police killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/milw-a15.html Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in Milwaukee after protests Saturday night over the killing of 23-year-old Sylville Smith by Milwaukee police. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51b8690f-ef36-4040-9177-88df52d8cf1F/milw-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z The real issues in the 2016 US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/pers-a15.html Regardless of who wins in November, the ruling class is preparing a vast expansion of militarist violence and an intensification of the assault on the social and political rights of the working class. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/415f4c74-6a4a-4d31-95ad-003d0ca9155J/pers-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z Chinese-South Korean tensions rise over THAAD anti-missile deployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/kore-a15.html South Korea is lining up more explicitly with Washington and its war drive in the region, using North Korea’s nuclear tests as a pretext. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e0dbb97-408a-433f-9a47-d5cdec3fb6bE/kore-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z International bond markets turn “surreal” as speculation grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/bond-a15.html The move by the Bank of England to undertake further “quantitative easing” has led to even more speculation in financial markets, as the underlying economy worsens. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc3ffdd1-c137-4a0e-9b4d-d3bf97bb776N/bond-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z UK Labour leader Corbyn refuses to oppose denial of vote to party members http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/corb-a15.html On Friday, the Court of Appeal in London handed down a politically motivated ruling upholding the denial of a vote to those who have joined the Labour Party since January. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a8d3c2e-a9bf-4b41-afbe-c8667c9b1f5B/corb-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z Swedish prosecutors to question Julian Assange in Ecuador’s London embassy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/assa-a15.html Assange remains fearful that attempts will be made to railroad him to the United States, where a sealed Grand Jury indictment involving espionage charges is awaiting him. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e7b8fd1-363b-4705-b642-03edcb330dbA/assa-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z Chinese power plant explosion kills 21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/chin-a15.html The incident at a coal-fired plant is the most recent of the industrial disasters that kill and maim thousands of workers and residents in China each year. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4525fc71-d163-4851-8918-8875564bfe5N/chin-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z Border and immigration workers strike at Australian airports and ports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/cpsu-a15.html Over 100,000 public sector workers have had no pay increase for three years. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32b84884-7087-44b8-bc3a-c279d02bbbeP/cpsu-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z Families of New Zealand mine disaster victims seek justice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/pike-a15.html Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne, who lost family members in the 2010 Pike River explosion, are seeking a judicial review of the decision to drop charges against CEO Peter Whittall. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/352e263b-a0b6-45fc-baf1-009da320aa4I/pike-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z White House seeks to cover up Central American migrant crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/rica-a15.html The new deal with Costa Rica, which will temporarily receive 200 of the 140,000 seeking asylum in the US, is intended to give a humanitarian face to an inhumane policy. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64d90127-382c-4810-aed5-9fa4fd1b223B/rica-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z At least four dead, 18,000 rescued in historic flooding in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/loui-a15.html A slow-moving weather system dumped record levels of rainfall on southern Louisiana, flooding thousands of homes and forcing thousands to flee to temporary shelters. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeba157b-9590-4d17-8ded-b480e43edefL/loui-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z UFCW agrees to meager “pay raise” for Southern California grocery workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/ufcw-a15.html After workers have been without a contract for over three months, and while many scrape by on part-time and meager wages, the union is pawning off the contract as a victory. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64106f82-b2e3-403d-b663-d97cdca74aeL/ufcw-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z New York Times “human rights” warrior Nicholas Kristof demands military escalation in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/syri-a15.html Politically conscious workers, intellectuals and young people should know by now that when Kristof and the <em>Times</em> speak of human rights, they mean neocolonial war, mass killing and plunder. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/005a5752-91c3-4a70-8f39-d02a676025aB/syri-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z Astronomers reveal most detailed map of galaxy distribution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/sdss-a15.html The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has enabled scientists to make the most precise measurements yet of dark energy and the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a72c8d8-4d20-4c20-8069-1912b985925M/sdss-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z Season 3 of Netflix’s <em>BoJack Horseman</em>: Hollywoo(d) and mental illness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/boja-a15.html Netflix’s original animated series <em>BoJack Horseman</em> manages to provide a comedic yet thoughtful look at the entertainment industry and the psychic damage it inflicts. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/661f1951-d861-4131-8eb9-dc0f696ae8dL/boja-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 15-21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/15/twih-a15.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/945f4397-beb8-4c55-b8fa-c8bee88d795N/twih-a15.html 2016-08-15T05:00:00Z Record US share prices amid economic slump and social decay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/econ-a13.html The surge in stock and bond prices has come amid mounting indications of stagnation in the real economy and a worsening social crisis. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3297e84f-294f-45cd-841d-6a218f3105cG/econ-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z The provocation in Crimea and the threat of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/pers-a13.html The terrorist attack in Crimea and ratcheting up of the war threat in Eastern Europe have exposed the real purpose of the anti-Putin hysteria in both the US election campaign and the Rio Olympics. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d2d7991-14a1-4255-ad4d-b02f36568abJ/pers-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Signs of slowdown in US auto industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/auto-a13.html Ford, General Motors and Toyota recorded sales declines in July. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90b35f29-2cb9-4711-b94b-d84c9436092N/auto-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z UK Court of Appeal sanctions mass disenfranchisement of Labour Party members http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/corb-a13.html The politically-motivated ruling excludes up to 150,000 Labour party members from voting in the upcoming leadership contest. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e15a57c7-1d29-44b5-bfff-86a3f070fc6D/corb-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Tax return places Clintons in the top 0.02 percent of Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/taxe-a13.html Only 30,000 US families had incomes as high as the $10.6 million raked in by Bill and Hillary Clinton in 2015—and even that was a significant drop from the previous year. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30bb9fb6-fd3a-415f-897f-1eda35aa82fN/taxe-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Warnings from Australian political establishment about Donald Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/trum-a13.html The Australian ruling elite fears that Trump could disrupt the US alliance, which has been the cornerstone of its foreign policy since World War II. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50c5afac-2059-4db4-90e4-ef23e529040C/trum-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z German interior minister announces tightening of security and asylum laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/germ-a13.html Restrictive asylum laws and expanded powers for the police and intelligence services are part of a European-wide buildup of state repression. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28445690-244a-48c6-81c1-8b8c353f609M/germ-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z BHS scandal in the UK: The real face of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/gree-a13.html The BHS/Philip Green scandal shows how asset-stripping, sale-and-lease-back arrangements, dummy companies and tax havens are now the norm, not the exception. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dbae7af-b973-484e-85a1-92170c48444K/gree-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z US Special Forces coordinating operations in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/liby-a13.html US ground troops were involved in fighting in Libya this week in operations that include supporting local militias and coordinating air attacks from a secret base just outside of Sirte. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8507227-4fdb-4dc0-9d81-123a8333332B/liby-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z As Canadian auto talks begin, Unifor promotes nationalism and corporatism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/unif-a13.html Leading Unifor officials were effusive in their praise for Detroit Three management, demonstrating again their utter servility to corporate bosses. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a55a42e-e738-447d-a73b-f4e31fcceedJ/unif-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Illinois community college drops racially segregated courses after public criticism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/coll-a13.html The decision by Moraine Valley Community College to drop segregated college-readiness courses, after an initial defense by school officials, came amid criticism from students and parents. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bae69c81-b288-4cd5-8f7b-db682e76736M/coll-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Gas explosion at Maryland apartment complex kills two, injures dozens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/mary-a13.html Officials believe the explosion was caused by a gas leak. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/430d46b8-5599-4d02-a5cc-1d4d10d818bK/mary-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Terror suspect killed in Canadian police-military operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/cana-a13.html Wednesday’s lethal police-military operation raises troubling questions, including whether police summarily executed the suspect, Aaron Driver, after he was injured. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7abde6fa-fde3-4bcd-9150-0ff500ff61bA/cana-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Australian government blocks Chinese bids for electricity grid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/turn-a13.html The decision highlights the dilemma facing the Australian ruling elite, which depends heavily on China economically but relies on the US militarily. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/438070c2-70a7-48f1-8835-334f8f63fd2F/turn-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government imposes IMF privatisation demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/priv-a13.html The IMF regards Sri Lanka’s state-owned enterprises as a burden on the economy as well as a potential source of profit for investors. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbd73477-3dc5-42c2-9756-19229ad5695F/priv-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z How Germany’s pseudo-lefts support the Left Party’s right-wing politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/left-a13.html Two pseudo-left tendencies within the Left Party—Marx21 and SAV—paint a devastating picture of the Left Party when it was in power in Berlin. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02394bec-7a1b-4bbb-a98d-071a2f0d142C/left-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/13/labo-a13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17ed7e7d-338a-4772-b591-9ca604f49f3J/labo-a13.html 2016-08-13T05:00:00Z Tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine after terrorist provocation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/ukra-a12.html The mobilization of troops on both sides of the Russian-Ukrainian border has unfolded amid the mounting campaign against Moscow spearheaded by the Democratic Party. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/674bb4f3-7650-45ed-b59d-52bca974285E/ukra-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z The Justice Department’s whitewash of police violence in Baltimore, Maryland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/pers-a12.html The DOJ report on Baltimore is another in a series of investigations that will do nothing to stop the violence meted out by police on a daily basis. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ae2e817-41c9-4e05-8fe9-e14fc6c37c0F/pers-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Wall Street celebrates mass layoffs by Macy’s http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/macy-a12.html The largest US department store chain announced it would close 100 stores, which will likely eliminate more than 12,000 jobs. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cbeb86b-7bbd-4a48-b1e6-0f816aa6f96E/macy-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z US military prepares new offensives in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/mosu-a12.html The US is planning major simultaneous operations to seize Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria that could unfold in the final weeks of the presidential election campaign. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff10f964-2adb-4556-9692-4b709f04f9fE/mosu-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z WikiLeaks offers $20,000 reward over murder of DNC staffer linked to email leak http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/wiki-a12.html Rich was in charge of DNC voter expansion data and had access to a wide range of information about the inner workings of the Democratic Party. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1eb6110-9be6-4db4-8d26-3fdf7eafc77I/wiki-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z UK Court of Appeal to rule on exclusion of Labour Party members from leadership ballot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/corb-a12.html The Labour Party’s National Executive Committee argued that the mass sign-up to the party by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn is contrary to the “democratic process.” Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15739b2e-4761-4fb9-bf3f-2ea269b0d35K/corb-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Brazilian Senate votes to proceed with trial of Workers Party president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/braz-a12.html The Brazilian Senate’s vote to move ahead with a trial of ousted President Dilma Rousseff came amid a drive to introduce sweeping austerity measures. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/660a288f-1512-467d-a64f-3ea1e29f057P/braz-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z German deportations rise sharply in the first half of 2016 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/depo-a12.html While the German government is involved in the escalation of war abroad, it is simultaneously determined to deal brutally with those refugees that arrive in Germany. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6509902c-9c80-4609-be56-98ac6891bb9M/depo-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Union calls off UK rail strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/rail-a12.html By calling off the Scotrail and Southern GTR strikes, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union has again proved its worth to the government and the rail companies. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a151d71d-ca69-428e-9d8b-7cef9cc3015H/rail-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Police violence in Los Angeles continues unabated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/lapd-a12.html An unarmed man mistaken for a carjacker, an unarmed homeless man on a bicycle and a 14-year-old youth allegedly engaged in graffiti are the latest victims. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2927fd6-e64b-42c8-ade8-1559abecd8dE/lapd-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Mosquitoes infect pregnant Florida woman with Zika http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/zika-a12.html Eight more people in Florida, including a pregnant woman, have contracted the Zika virus directly from mosquitoes. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93c83e60-a8ba-4947-afa8-655c8aa3c31K/zika-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z US price of EpiPen for allergic reactions skyrockets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/epip-a12.html The price of the EpiPen, relied on by millions to treat severe allergic reactions, has increased by 450 percent in the United States since 2004. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b26a4133-d10e-44f9-8086-51bc6adfbe5P/epip-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Illinois officials prepare all-out assault on state workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/illi-a12.html Republican governor Bruce Rauner is preparing to impose sweeping concessions on state workers with the complicity of AFSCME. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c913eeef-f0fa-4f4d-847a-30275d33789E/illi-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Australian central bank chief insists on “difficult” budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/bank-a12.html The Reserve Bank governor said politicians had to move more swiftly to impose the burden of the post-2008 crisis on the working class. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ed63501-ed34-4672-ae3a-9f466b0a940O/bank-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z “Socialist Convergence” meets to prepare a new trap for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/conv-a12.html The conference, which ran concurrently with the Democratic National Convention, promoted the Green Party presidential campaign of Jill Stein as the continuation of Bernie Sanders’ so-called “political revolution.” Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e9d3767-905d-425a-9134-cf2178264b0J/conv-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z <em>Café Society</em>: Woody Allen’s love letter to the wealthy and famous http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/cafe-a12.html The film, set in the 1930s, takes its title from legendary clubs in Manhattan that welcomed black and white artists and performers. Unfortunately, the film is the opposite of everything those clubs stood for. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c74b6dc-128d-467a-a7c4-0d1364e06b2M/cafe-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/12/labo-a12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdd75302-f9d3-4738-b9eb-7e1526e65d6F/labo-a12.html 2016-08-12T05:00:00Z The slump in US productivity: Another symptom of capitalist crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/pers-a11.html Behind the continuing slump in productivity and business investment is an immense growth of financial speculation. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c818f268-14d6-40bd-8c99-a180b22991bH/pers-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z Democrats, media seize on Trump pro-gun comment to step up right-wing campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/trum-a11.html The Democratic presidential campaign has evolved into an effort to forge a bipartisan consensus on the basis of right-wing militaristic policies. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3da5293e-cb29-41b8-8a03-6e8a50b8be8I/trum-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z What CIA Director Michael Hayden told President-Elect Barack Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/hayd-a11.html Among other things, Hayden’s column in the Times demonstrates that Obama and Biden knew about the CIA program of abductions and torture from day one and kept their mouths shut. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a58850eb-1545-45df-b6ba-601fc466abaP/hayd-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z New emails shed further light on Hillary Clinton’s corruption as secretary of state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/emai-a11.html A set of emails released Tuesday highlights the influence of the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03837984-3a0a-42c0-90a3-dd8558ed315I/emai-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z Justice Department investigation of Baltimore police finds rampant abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/balt-a11.html The investigation was requested by Baltimore city officials in the wake of widespread social unrest in the aftermath of the April 2015 police killing of Freddie Gray. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d841bfa-f94e-4cd5-b1b6-bd53710ce75F/balt-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z US sells battle tanks to Saudi Arabia as it renews assault on Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/usse-a11.html The latest weapons deal highlights the central role of American imperialism in organizing and facilitating the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2956068-197f-42e4-b254-933291546f2I/usse-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z Vietnam bases long-range rocket launchers in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/scse-a11.html Hanoi’s move is certain to further accelerate the arms race already underway and to heighten the danger that an incident could lead to military conflict. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/222b710c-d946-4d2f-9d31-cff24001504L/scse-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos travels to China to conduct negotiations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/phil-a11.html Ramos’s trip highlights the contradictory nature of the current Philippine President Duterte’s attempt to balance between Washington’s “pivot to Asia” and trade ties with China. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab3e28f3-e11b-4b7b-aa29-5575d8c3a59K/phil-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z UK: Hinkley Point nuclear plant delay provokes angry response from China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/hink-a11.html Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming warned that, “Right now, the China-UK relationship is at a crucial historical juncture.” Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2ce28e4-897c-4776-9844-cc3281d8bbcH/hink-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z German Social Democratic Party leader calls for strengthening of federal police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/gabr-a11.html The SPD intends to press ahead with the construction of a paramilitary police force and avoid challenging the separation of the police and army laid down in Germany’s constitution. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33f75b4e-e8c0-43d0-b0cb-8a936e94b62L/gabr-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z US backs deployment of UN military unit for offensive operations in South Sudan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/juba-a11.html US Africa Command (AFRICOM) dispatched dozens of US Marines to South Sudan’s capital of Juba last week. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a9c0fd7-4826-4ea9-bc1a-433b5f84a8bA/juba-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z Australia’s “education revolution” sends university staff casualisation soaring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/unis-a11.html Universities are cutting costs, boosting class sizes and increasingly relying on poorly-paid and highly insecure casual teachers. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61d12957-ceae-438a-9815-5143a1c007fO/unis-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z Chicago Public Schools announces 1,000 layoffs, threatens new cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/chic-a11.html In pressing teachers for major concessions, Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel is relying on the Chicago Teachers Union to suppress opposition. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61b18361-cb14-4736-a1fe-faa2b78a225F/chic-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z BBC propagandises in favour of pro-European Union, anti-Corbyn putsch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/brex-a11.html The Labour leader was especially criticised in the documentary for refusing to “engage” in the anti-immigrant propaganda that featured on both sides of the official campaigns. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b6e3940-79eb-49a5-9525-495ac78756fP/brex-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z <em>Sleeping Giant</em>: Deception and lies about the “new” working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/11/slee-a11.html A new book by Demos editor Tamara Draut seeks to refurbish the Democratic Party and the trade unions by promoting identity politics. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e4970fe-eb73-435f-940d-3f8e3c4c371A/slee-a11.html 2016-08-11T05:00:00Z US maternal death rate soars by 27 percent since 2000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/mate-a10.html The growing rate of death in childbirth is just one manifestation of the human toll taken by the vast and all-pervasive inequality and mass poverty that dominates American society. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce75587e-548c-413a-916e-af44888c0f1O/mate-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z The battle for Aleppo and the hypocrisy of US war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/pers-a10.html Fifteen years after launching a “global war on terror” in the name of wiping out Al Qaeda, Washington is arming and funding its associates in Syria to counter Russia. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32815203-1420-4154-aa8e-4580d533c2aL/pers-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Trump speech in Detroit: Tax cuts for the wealthy combined with nationalist demagogy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/trum-a10.html Both Clinton and Trump are fully committed to increasing the wealth of the corporate and financial elite at the expense of working people. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/187cb496-22fa-4b8b-b9d7-122cf283584J/trum-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Erdogan and Putin meet in St. Petersburg http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/erdo-a10.html Washington is fearful that Erdogan’s visit might signal a strategic reorientation by one of the most important members of the NATO alliance. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cf1899e-9728-4a8b-843d-450ebedd1d6P/erdo-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Japanese emperor cautiously resists constitutional change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/japa-a10.html Emperor Akihito suggested he be allowed to abdicate and indirectly implied opposition to remilitarization and constitutional revision. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73264d59-e34d-496f-a344-6a9ac7f8c07J/japa-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Atlantic Council proposes to develop Poland as a stronghold for war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/pola-a10.html The American think tank has published a 25-page strategy paper titled “Arming for Deterrence” calling for a massive NATO military build-up against Russia. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b97c7e74-5714-49f9-846a-7aeebe5df4bF/pola-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Growing poverty leads to vast increase in UK food bank demand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/food-a10.html The rise in the number of food bank users runs parallel to the increasing levels of austerity imposed by successive governments following the 2008 global financial crisis. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90574d93-809c-4832-a6c8-96fa31fce65E/food-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Peru: Kuczynksi takes office along with right wing pro-business cabinet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/peru-a10.html Like the president himself, the incoming cabinet is drawn from the higher echelons of Peruvian and international big business. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/280fe4e0-1a42-4613-a645-7bea1495b8eN/peru-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Australian government faces “test” over Chinese bid for electricity grid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/turn-a10.html Sharp differences have erupted over the Turnbull government’s looming decision on whether to permit State Grid to operate Sydney’s electricity supply. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6137837-b93b-4fc8-b69f-bb2a494a7ceG/turn-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Tragic death of baby in Australian hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/bank-a10.html The New South Wales government has responded to an entirely preventable hospital accident by going into damage control. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1d81b2c-ad01-473b-88b8-69199894e4cB/bank-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Canada: Refugees mount hunger strike to protest indefinite detention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/cana-a10.html The conditions facing the hunger strikers make a mockery of the Trudeau Liberals’ claims to be heading a “refugee-friendly,” “progressive” government. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78980d5d-9c21-4648-a425-9713dc77986M/cana-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Unsafe levels of carcinogenic chemicals found in drinking water of 6 million Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/wate-a10.html A report from a Harvard University research team warns of the widespread impact in the US of particular unregulated industrial chemicals. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe10770f-0eb7-409a-becd-58beb3343aaN/wate-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Unions seek to block struggle against education cuts in Boone County, West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/boon-a10.html The teachers unions are promoting illusions that the courts and the Democratic Party will defend public education and school employees. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed472f13-96f7-42bb-82cf-1803b87dff6E/boon-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Ten-year-old boy killed, three girls injured in separate US amusement park accidents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/amus-a10.html Happening within a day of each other, the accidents shine a light on the dangerously under-regulated amusement park industry in the United States. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f18280b-ad30-4d89-be88-99073d02fe3O/amus-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Once again on Owen Jones and the coup against UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/jone-a10.html <em>Guardian</em> columnist Jones sides with the coup plotters with the aim of preserving Labour as a trusted political instrument of British imperialism in the name of ensuring its “electability.” Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8b6198b-2865-44e5-8232-04a9cc08a41F/jone-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z The United Steelworkers, economic nationalism and the US drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/uswa-a10.html The USW's calls for tariffs against “foreign steel” and its nationalist agitation against China are aimed at dragooning workers into supporting US imperialism’s preparations for war. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca4dc88b-b2ba-47af-8dd3-e3c88d8cf15J/uswa-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z <em>Suicide Squad</em>: The latest comic book film http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/suic-a10.html David Ayer’s film concerns a team of psychotics and criminals recruited by the US government as part of a top-secret program to combat terrorism. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f55ec091-a5be-4deb-a736-f8d3fa2d1f5H/suic-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/10/wkrs-a10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/701d9b72-30cc-4dd7-83de-1f8f5e8ed67P/wkrs-a10.html 2016-08-10T05:00:00Z The national security state and the US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/pers-a09.html A letter against Trump from 50 former top military-intelligence officials of Republican administrations is an unprecedented intervention into a presidential campaign. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41e4dfad-8809-45ba-a2a5-a95a4e5f8a6H/pers-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Washington escalates covert backing for Al Qaeda militias in Aleppo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/batt-a09.html The CIA has aggressively funneled weaponry to Al Qaeda militias in Aleppo, enabling the US proxy forces to temporarily break the Syrian government’s encirclement of the city. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9089d5b2-635a-4c68-9992-ee10ebdeec1K/batt-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Millions demonstrate throughout Turkey against July 15 coup attempt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/turk-a09.html In what was apparently the largest rally in the country’s history, millions of people gathered throughout Turkey to protest last month's attempted seizure of power by a section of the military. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7d86af7-c09a-4eff-b8ec-ca4279bf992I/turk-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Rio Olympics: Reviving the methods of dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/olym-a09.html The opening days of the Summer Olympic Games have proven that the Brazilian authorities have zero tolerance for even minimal forms of protest. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c30c30e-2f06-4e0d-82d7-5ed0fd10379O/olym-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z UK High Court rejects ban on 130,000 Labour members voting in leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/labo-a09.html The court overturned a rule, aimed at excluding supporters of leader Jeremy Corbyn, that only members who joined before January 12 would be allowed to participate in the election. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ae1a164-c315-4989-b385-73f8a1965f9K/labo-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Southern rail conductors begin longest UK rail strike in 50 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/sout-a09.html The five-day stoppage by train conductors on the busy Southern rail network has caused widespread disruption, with some 60 percent of services expected to be cancelled. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61235ea2-44af-483d-9a0e-199964483d3D/sout-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z UK inquiry refuses to investigate police spying on Workers Revolutionary Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/toml-a09.html The issue of police spying on the WRP resurfaced when actor Ricky Tomlinson called on Lord Pitchford to overturn his decision to refuse him “core participant” status in the inquiry. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd961f75-d928-4495-815c-0ec936ef0b4G/toml-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Massive Delta Airlines computer failure creates worldwide havoc http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/delt-a09.html The chaos is a product of the absurdity of the capitalist profit system, where four major airlines and about a dozen smaller rivals compete for air service in the US. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a91c2ee9-f3bc-4810-b124-4c05f09256bG/delt-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Police seek to cover up murder of 20-year-old man in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/poli-a09.html The official police version of events used to justify the killing of Earl Pinckney, who was bipolar, has been disputed by eye witnesses. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d8668be-239f-4fc4-b258-a9a155a4f6eA/poli-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Louisiana sheriff initiates witch-hunt against author of anti-corruption blog http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/expo-a09.html The witch-hunt is an act of intimidation meant to disrupt the lives of anyone who offers the slightest opposition to the criminality entrenched within the American political system. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4322ab6-5f01-405e-a9c3-ccba5b21aa8O/expo-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z West Virginia coal miner killed in explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/wvir-a09.html A coal miner died August 4 from burns sustained after a spark from his welder caused a massive ignition of the shaft on July 29. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca3856de-e35f-4c73-91dd-4f42aea9e3dO/wvir-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Thai constitutional referendum entrenches military dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/thai-a09.html The junta tightened censorship, banned any “no” campaigning and mobilised army cadets to press people to vote for its anti-democratic constitution. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98a7eb12-54e1-440b-b0b3-3d137cbac6cK/thai-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Australia: Top police claim no operational role in Sydney siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/lind-a09.html This self-serving assertion is part of ongoing efforts at the coroner’s inquest to prevent any exposure of the official lies about the “ISIS terror attack.” Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0f03384-2411-4bcd-a3c4-7892a74cefaP/lind-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Green Party convention: Left rhetoric in the service of pro-capitalist politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/09/gree-a09.html In the aftermath of Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton, the Greens are posturing as a party opposed to austerity and war in order to keep workers and youth within the framework of bourgeois politics. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e29f9ac-58f7-4c61-84d3-8ea249364aaE/gree-a09.html 2016-08-09T05:00:00Z Obama’s drone-missile machinery of murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/dron-a08.html The document provides essentially unlimited authority to the CIA and Pentagon to conduct assassinations with drone-fired missiles, subject to review only by the White House. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/794e76d2-5f8e-4a73-9a51-1ae009a3919L/dron-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z Rio 2016: The “Olympic ideal” and the reality of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/pers-a08.html The Olympics are being held under conditions of military occupation in Brazil, one of the world’s must unequal countries, wracked by economic, social and political crises. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fad76e0-ea46-4b13-9bea-82b78b98555I/pers-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z Anti-Corbyn plotters make second Brexit vote centre of UK Labour leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/corb-a08.html Owen Smith, the challenger to the Labour leadership, condemned Jeremy Corbyn for not fighting hard enough for a Remain vote. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f10ddb36-8513-4cff-8eb1-30eceb605c4A/corb-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z UK National Health Service forced to the brink of financial collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/heal-a08.html The NHS has been instructed to make savings of £22 billion by 2021, on pain of fines and takeovers by regulators. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dc076c7-16d5-48cd-8fbb-b5a19ccc6f4D/heal-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z More than 500 UK employers and charities benefited from use of free forced labour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/work-a08.html The scheme was set up not to assist people to get back into employment, but as a subvention to employers. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc416e9b-14ea-43ea-9f5e-a14ec812d69I/work-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z German “left” journalist Jakob Augstein comes out as a right-winger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/germ-a08.html In his latest column in Der Spiegel, Augstein rails against dual citizenship for Germans of Turkish origin. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93a237d5-9921-4e06-b272-a51dfd65239K/germ-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z A year in the plight of Berlin’s refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/refu-a08.html The Berlin Senate wants the distressing images of refugees on city’s streets to be forgotten ahead of the state election. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e386034-c293-49f4-9c28-891a0d50319J/refu-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z Report documents human rights violations in Australian refugee camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/aref-a08.html A report targets Ferrovial, a global infrastructure giant, which currently holds the Australian government contract to run the detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ae3169f-1f12-40d5-9fb5-1a0f64e50f5L/aref-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z Low-income retirees in the Detroit-area face abysmal housing conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/hous-a08.html An acute lack of affordable housing along with deplorable conditions in existing housing stock has left tens of thousands without a safe and healthy place to live out their retirement. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23876a5d-4fe3-4888-8252-f3b301ef8e4M/hous-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z New York City police commissioner Bratton resigns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/brat-a08.html The abrupt resignation of the NYPD commissioner comes amid a counteroffensive in response to protests against police brutality and police killings over the past several years. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b71a8f88-55af-4dd0-9266-9c2522459f8D/brat-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z South Korean Democrats posture as opponents of US anti-ballistic missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/kore-a08.html The MPK’s criticisms of the THAAD system are driven by concerns over possible Chinese economic retaliation and also seek to block the development of anti-war opposition. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40cfc987-e51a-42f3-b954-a3370876226M/kore-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z US government lawsuit undermines Malaysian prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/mala-a08.html US authorities are seeking the seizure of assets allegedly stolen from Malaysia’s state-owned investment fund. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec78264f-714e-40dc-a33c-5d82b0ddeeaJ/mala-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z Stop the police killings! Unite workers and youth of every race and nationality! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/poli-a08.html Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White issued the following statement after the release of video showing the brutal police murder of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d66f536-f98e-49fa-89ea-249ced68f1eM/poli-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z Global economic stagnation fuels financial instability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/econ-a08.html The decision by the Bank of England to take “exceptional” financial measures reflects the worsening outlook for the global economy. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e27b60b1-0134-4811-b424-10adcd0488fA/econ-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z As Clinton seeks support from Republicans, Sanders hails her role in the “political revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/sand-a08.html Following the Democratic National Convention, Sanders has remained silent about leaked DNC emails as he seeks to bolster Hillary Clinton as a progressive candidate. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8360758c-1276-4ed3-a855-8af40dfeb1bN/sand-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z Turkish regime imprisons and harasses artists, journalists and academics after coup attempt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/turk-a08.html In the aftermath of the July 15 attempted coup, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has imprisoned artists, banned books and frozen academic relations with other countries. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0c16fa6-20cc-4e92-a348-e645806d3c6O/turk-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 8-14 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/08/twih-a08.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be7bc6ea-8da7-4c7a-bf67-bbccc452404A/twih-a08.html 2016-08-08T05:00:00Z Chicago police warn of unrest after murder of teen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/chic-a06.html The July 28 murder of Paul O’Neal is the latest in a series of police killings around the US that have claimed the lives of nearly 700 victims so far this year. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9a098ff-70c9-4f3f-84d0-3c6fd79be3dJ/chic-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z Why the CIA is for Hillary Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/pers-a06.html The Clinton campaign is seeking to direct all anti-Trump sentiment in a right-wing, pro-war direction. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c347e120-d27d-488f-9718-c5dd6fc6bf3K/pers-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z German defence minister announces domestic use of Armed Forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/bund-a06.html The minister left no doubt that “in an emergency”, the Armed Forces would not only handle “logistics,” but would “also provide military support.” Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7958bc6d-c885-47f5-8763-fe84f301523H/bund-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z Refugees confront inhumane conditions at mass accommodation centres in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/berl-a06.html The thousands of people who have fled from war and poverty to Germany continue to face unbearable conditions and are still being housed in mass accommodation centres. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a91451a5-c217-43fd-b883-d1e5ef2f987L/berl-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z UK: Labour leader Corbyn calls debate with coup plotter Owen Smith “comradely” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/corb-a06.html Denying that a split is in the cards has become the central theme of Corbyn’s leadership campaign, even as the Blairite wing of the party continues to seek his removal. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa520e24-d8c0-4594-a99b-da833761c75B/corb-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z One million Indian bank workers strike against privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/bank-a06.html The unions are trying to contain the confrontation against the Modi government and its pro-business program. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbd0dec2-7985-4412-9402-477a98f4b20O/bank-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z Clinton, Obama tout tepid US jobs report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/jobs-a06.html A closer look at the employment numbers for July reveals many indications of continuing economic stagnation and deepening hardship for wide layers of the population. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1858a64c-afd3-4757-a4eb-a37a847fbafC/jobs-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z Purdue Pharma and the opioid epidemic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/phrm-a06.html Purdue Pharma’s marketing of the painkiller OxyContin has made the company billions, while contributing to the opioid epidemic in the United States. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3a27f55-8374-4552-a466-38ad51ba434D/phrm-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z Japan’s new cabinet line-up to promote remilitarisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/japa-a06.html The new defence minister Tomami Inada, a protégé of Abe, is well known for her extreme right-wing nationalist views and defence of Japan’s past war crimes. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/400a2140-6623-4197-b515-d4860e08b5cJ/japa-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z Senate result underscores Australian government’s instability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/turn-a06.html The outcome highlights how far the election backfired for the government and the entire parliamentary establishment. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43b7ecb1-672f-40ba-82b5-53930e5a154A/turn-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z India and US deepen strategic collaboration in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/modi-a06.html The Indian and US militaries are partnering in the training of African officers to lead and train troops deployed on UN “peacekeeping” missions. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27d1f391-85a0-48c9-93b1-f36339d7afcH/modi-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organization calls for Greens to support US-backed “revolution” in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/gree-a06.html The ISO, while formally endorsing the Green Party’s presumptive presidential candidate Jill Stein, criticized her for an insufficiently aggressive foreign policy towards Russia and Syria. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e6a9d26-72c6-476d-a2d1-38ab30dba08E/gree-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z <em>Lady Dynamite</em> and other Netflix comedies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/come-a06.html A number of new comedies on Netflix offer mixed results. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/545a86f4-bd29-47b6-862d-f6ef1dcea06H/come-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/06/labo-a06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 06 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5dbd443-931f-40d2-a9a7-e9ab229daf2H/labo-a06.html 2016-08-06T05:00:00Z Bank of England announces record rate cut in windfall for financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/econ-a05.html The rate cut, together with other measures announced by the bank, will pump 170 billion pounds ($223 billion) into the UK’s financial markets. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eea84e9b-8aa4-46fc-b2a9-e8500a5b95aH/econ-a05.html 2016-08-05T06:00:00Z Clinton steps up right-wing appeal to Republicans and billionaires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/clin-a05.html The Democratic presidential campaign is using appeals to patriotism and militarism to woo Republican officials and the super-rich. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3aa3534e-4d5a-4195-b84e-af21947bf34C/clin-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z RAND Corporation lays out scenarios for US war with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/pers-a05.html The RAND Corporation study provides further evidence that a US war against China is being planned and prepared in the upper echelons of the American military-intelligence apparatus. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fd01ad6-3967-4625-8a32-36204c8db6aL/pers-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z Knife attack in London prompts massive police operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/atta-a05.html The killing on a central London street of a US national is being used to justify a massive build-up of armed police throughout the UK. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9247eae-3ba3-4ac9-8e45-1f550fb5a96K/atta-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z British government to escalate its Middle East intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/meas-a05.html The ramping up of the British military intervention is part of US plans to recapture Mosul from Islamic State control. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d22a1c29-b739-4c5c-8b8a-c84e5a87429H/meas-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z What is behind the campaign against Erdogan? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/erdo-a05.html German politicians are demanding firm measures against Turkey and the break-off of accession talks to the EU. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ca25ed7-0234-443e-9810-20a674685fdL/erdo-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z Rio Olympics overshadowed by social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/olym-a05.html The Rio Olympic Games open in the midst of social crisis. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e25b175a-78f0-47fd-86fa-2f2c5dfb617K/olym-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z Amnesty report denounces Australia’s “cruel” refugee regime on Nauru http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/refu-a05.html The Australian government has set a brutal model for countries around the world to punish and bar entry to millions of desperate refugees. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cafc817f-4d30-44fd-aaab-34d44fa4592B/refu-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z Owners announce plan to close Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort next month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/tajm-a05.html Despite the owners’ claim that the strike caused the casino’s closure, the shutdown was planned far in advance. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b95107e-efb7-4ac5-a0aa-31d32fbdac3B/tajm-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z New powers for secret services in Bavaria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/bava-a05.html The new Bavarian legislation is part of a massive upgrade of the country’s security services. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dfd4e33-0586-4c2a-a960-02de99c4631H/bava-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z Hardship grows in Alberta as oil industry contracts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/alta-a05.html The economic slump brought on by the oil price collapse has increased poverty rates, food insecurity and homelessness. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19107816-3d6d-4a55-9810-49952c01a54H/alta-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z New York Times covers up Obama administration’s role in Turkish coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/turk-a05.html The combination of propaganda and disinformation makes it impossible to know where the CIA ends and the <em>Times</em> editorial board begins. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f1cd8b5-9589-4508-8db8-e1ea4720943I/turk-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z <em>All Quiet on the Western Front</em>: A generation haunted by war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/rema-a05.html Erich Maria Remarque’s seminal work, <em>All Quiet on the Western Front</em>, deals with a generation thrown into World War I and the confusion and depression of those who survived. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/261f6198-1929-4ded-af2f-47e6528fe11H/rema-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/05/wkrs-a05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb65abb7-9964-4a8c-bbbd-f05f89bd0f4D/wkrs-a05.html 2016-08-05T05:00:00Z US Republican presidential campaign in crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/trum-a04.html Discussions within the Republican Party establishment over the fate of the Trump candidacy coincide with criticisms of Trump by the Democrats from the right. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cc396d2-b2f5-4480-8fc1-499cf7c5d90G/trum-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z Kerry backs Duterte’s murderous anti-drug campaign: “Placing a cheapness on the lives of Orientals” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/pers-a04.html US Secretary of State Kerry pledged $32 million to fund Philippine President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign, involving death squads, police murders and concentration camps, in order to secure support for Washington’s war drive against China. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58bced44-bed7-4925-a4d5-484f5d5f244D/pers-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z Baltimore County police shoot, kill young mother http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/poli-j04.html Days after charges were dropped against the cops in the Freddie Gray murder case, police in the Baltimore area shot Korryn Gaines to death and wounded her five-year-old son. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f96adef6-eb96-4c00-8381-815ead30f96J/poli-j04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z Whistle-blower Chelsea Manning: “I became very, very sad” during torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/mann-a04.html A recently published interview sheds light on the conditions faced by Manning, the US Army whistle-blower and political prisoner, who attempted suicide on July 5. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9785f1c-8a32-42b0-a8f3-97cabc8ffbbB/mann-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z British RAF carry out airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/iraq-a04.html The bombings mark a further escalation of Britain’s participation in imperialist military operations in the Middle East. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07e73e8f-d052-43e6-bb58-ffc69c6efa9I/iraq-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z UK law firm boasts blocking support to disadvantaged children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/send-a04.html More than 1.3 million schoolchildren in England—15 percent of the total—have been identified as needing special educational needs and disabilities support. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1b5b7a6-0d7d-4369-9902-b2db74c9e16L/send-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z India ships food after mass protests by starving Indian workers in Saudi Arabia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/indi-a04.html Laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia, the most reliable ally of US and European imperialism in the Middle East, are being left to starve by the thousands. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73790712-897e-4fbe-a208-65a95116172D/indi-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan opposition intensifies anti-government campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/sril-a04.html The Rajapakse opposition aims to fashion a right-wing, Sinhala chauvinist force to divide and take on the working class. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d4930bf-9927-45c9-8fc1-d54ebb02c4aI/sril-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z New Zealand ‘Rich List’ dominated by property speculators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/nzri-a04.html Big investors have seen “huge gains” to their share portfolios, while the property boom has “seeded fortunes for astute and opportune investors.” Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afb06b48-b63a-4681-a5b7-ff4acd915d5B/nzri-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z Stop the war drive in Syria and Libya! Workers of the world unite against war! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/wars-a04.html Behind the backs of the American people, President Obama has ordered US military jets to bomb Libya even as the White House ratchets up its military intervention in Syria. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a399f7c7-83c9-4215-96e0-9f5ae0a4d57L/wars-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaigns for ballot status in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/loui-a04.html Throughout the state, campaigners found widespread disaffection with the political establishment and interest in the party’s socialist program. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32675ec3-9fec-48ec-98a1-1740bf4f895K/loui-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z The Green Party platform: Reformist politics in the service of imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/gree-a04.html The Greens are being falsely presented as a “left” alternative in order to prevent workers and youth from drawing the necessary political lessons from the debacle of the Sanders campaign. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afdb04c4-e06d-4f2d-ad32-5420d281112I/gree-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z Systemic abuses in Australia’s juvenile prisons: The class issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/abor-a04.html Concerted efforts are being made to divert the outrage over the Northern Territory abuses behind claims that the violence can be attributed solely to racism. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0faad7ea-14a8-4e40-92a0-ba9c49f21f0J/abor-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z A comment on the recent San Diego Comic-Con International http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/comi-a04.html The convention attracts over 150,000 people each year to attend panels, workshops and events celebrating comic books and science fiction. What does this say about the official culture? Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56bfea14-e556-4b9b-827f-316c05ab307P/comi-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z More airstrikes in new US war in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/liby-a03.html While nominally directed against ISIS, the fresh eruption of American militarism is more broadly aimed at stamping US dominance throughout the region. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f811ca38-f17a-4a4e-8c9b-2677a46df8cC/liby-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z After the conventions, Democrats attack Trump from the right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/pers-a03.html The Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party are seeking to use their Republican opponent Donald Trump as a foil for legitimizing their deeply unpopular program of militarism and war. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f4ad51-d0de-465b-8e70-16cbac32b00A/pers-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z New chemical weapons claims pose threat of US escalation of Syrian war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/syri-a03.html Chemical weapons allegations against the Syrian government should be taken as a warning that the US is prepared to escalate its confrontation with Russia over Syria. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/970fd3f8-a4b7-4472-ada5-ca9acb4fa77O/syri-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z US homeownership rate falls to lowest level in 51 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/hous-a03.html Declining household income and rising rent prices are preventing workers and young people from owning homes. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/440e5f7f-7175-411e-9d59-8e227c78c94A/hous-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z Michigan Obamacare insurers request 17 percent premium hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/mich-a03.html Any premium increases will affect 345,000 people in Michigan, including Detroit city workers who have been forced onto the Obamacare insurance marketplace. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12580330-88d6-4cda-b0f3-80bd4975b61E/mich-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z US courts strike down “Voter ID” laws in four states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/vote-a03.html Recent court rulings concerning attacks on the right to vote in several states underscore the deeply anti-democratic character of “Voter ID” laws Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f13ba266-278f-4187-a9fa-b9d05b473cfP/vote-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z State of emergency declared in Maryland suburb after record-breaking flooding kills two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/rain-a03.html The storm is being called a “1-in-a-1,000-year rain event” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a90a1a98-d393-4fd0-9b4c-0031e6ffe20N/rain-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z Massive police operation for pro-Erdogan demonstration in Cologne http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/colo-a03.html The police operation and civil war exercise in Munich has now been followed by a massive police deployment Sunday in the city of Cologne for a Turkish demonstration. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48fd737b-5720-4204-a82e-82a1b715690L/colo-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z Spain: Catalan regional parliament votes next steps to independence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/cata-a03.html The independence vote has deepened the political crisis in Spain, which has now been without a government for eight months. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/927493f8-e169-4f47-9712-f7c210a7947L/cata-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z UK: Weymouth and Bridport bus drivers escalate strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/weym-a03.html The Weymouth bus drivers’ dispute demonstrates that whenever the union bureaucracy are forced to call industrial action, they ensure that it remains isolated. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cb8fb89-9215-4bb7-b2fa-3a55e0abfabD/weym-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z Australian Workers Union pushes pay cuts for Arrium employees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/arst-a03.html The union is seeking to blackmail Whyalla workers, by declaring that if they reject the enterprise agreement, Arrium’s steel plant and nearby mines will be closed. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf8d50fe-9d59-4231-b66b-dca8cc1103bD/arst-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z New Zealand rail union pushes pro-company collective agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/nzra-a03.html The Greater Wellington Regional Council is demanding $100 million in cost-cutting, which will be imposed by Transdev through attacks on jobs, wages and conditions. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e527566-b2d1-4f98-8aea-6f151bde011H/nzra-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z The New York Times’ chief military correspondent met secretly with State Department in 2010 to bury Iraq War Logs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/gord-a03.html The revelation of the correspondence again makes clear the degree to which the American “fourth estate” is completely integrated into the capitalist state. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18fd04c8-7391-4069-800d-c7339d8739bP/gord-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z The anti-scientific character of “race” as a concept http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/03/gene-a03.html A recent article in Science correctly demands the expulsion of race as a category from the study of human genetics. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dbe19f4-9aa7-439c-8051-272db8013a0C/gene-a03.html 2016-08-03T05:00:00Z Russian helicopter shot down in Syria as battle rages over Aleppo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/syri-a02.html Cut off from their supply lines to Turkey, US-backed Islamist militias are mounting a desperate offensive to break through the encirclement of their forces in Aleppo. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/733c4289-f610-4402-aba2-c691dd37094I/syri-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z After Democrats’ celebration of militarism, US warplanes bomb Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/pers-a02.html The bombing of the Libyan coastal city of Sirte was ordered amid an explosive escalation of American militarism. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b3ae878-9900-48d7-9e44-6e0eb417594J/pers-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z Manufacturing slows in Europe and Japan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/econ-a02.html The continued slump in the real economy is in marked contrast to the ongoing and ultimately unsustainable speculative frenzy on international share markets. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18371023-2b3e-466f-ace3-34e36a85b8cO/econ-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z Democrats seize on Khan-Trump conflict to woo right-wing support http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/khan-a02.html The Democrats and the Clinton campaign are using Trump’s anti-Muslim comments to whip up patriotism and militarism and pressure right-wing figures to support Hillary Clinton. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f512872b-a2ee-463f-a1fb-e313df551cfM/khan-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z First cases of mosquito-contracted Zika on US mainland reported in Florida http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/zika-a02.html Fourteen people have contracted the Zika virus from mosquitoes in a small area north of downtown Miami known as Wynwood. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79f43a78-03b9-46e7-a48d-e6cc4db3557N/zika-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z China issues warning to Australia over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/aust-a02.html The state-owned <em>Global Times</em> newspaper suggested that Australia would be “an ideal target for China to warn and strike” if it intruded in South China Sea disputes. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b20ce768-1728-4c5a-b062-a7073e31b33H/aust-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z UK delays nuclear plant deal signed with France and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/hink-a02.html Conservative Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark announced that the project was to be reviewed, with a final decision delayed to the autumn. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ec5fcce-2892-4efe-8a14-dbf8a9e36dcO/hink-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z Adama Traoré’s autopsy undermines French police’s account of his death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/adam-a02.html Police banned a peaceful rally protesting the death in police custoday of 24-year-old Adama Traoré after a new autopsy contradicted initial police accounts. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ef78192-4b55-431f-8749-c14ce5fa5aaJ/adam-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z German Labour Court declares air traffic controllers strike illegal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/germ-a02.html The federal Labour Court in Erfurt ordered the aircraft controllers union GdF to pay airport operator Fraport millions in damages following the 2012 strike. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca734f68-07e5-4472-a059-68c53d52b35B/germ-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z Israel adopts powers to suspend members of parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/isra-a02.html The measures are aimed at preventing and suppressing any united opposition on the part of Jewish and Palestinian workers and youth to government policies. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f193586-cea4-4d44-b896-59d29c404c4J/isra-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z Australian government appoints indigenous bureaucrat to juvenile detention inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/comm-a02.html The revamp is a bid to head off the widespread hostility to the royal commission by putting an Aboriginal face on the inquiry, whose assigned task is to whitewash the abuses. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/697c1e53-ba6b-4d24-adb0-03414e3ff6aH/comm-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z HBO’s <em>Veep</em>: Lots of profanity, but not enough of what’s truly ugly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/veep-a02.html The popular HBO television comedy stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, a hopelessly inept and unprincipled US vice president who ascends to the presidency. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2565e94c-74fa-4405-ad94-50e20a686deG/veep-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/02/wkrs-a02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e31bd73-4417-4027-a14a-97a58ff7cccM/wkrs-a02.html 2016-08-02T05:00:00Z Erdogan accuses US of supporting failed coup in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/turk-a01.html The attempted coup has exposed the explosive tensions growing behind the scenes within the NATO alliance, of which Turkey is a member state. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b0159fe-c67c-4fac-9eeb-b89c01f27adM/turk-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Democratic Party’s anti-Putin rhetoric prepares escalation of Syrian War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/pers-a01.html A campaign to accuse the Putin government of hacking into Democratic Party servers is aimed at creating the conditions for military escalation in Syria and against Russia itself. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c46abe7-776e-4f07-a589-64c29b5cc58D/pers-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Clinton campaign appeals to Republicans and the military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/clin-a01.html The Democratic presidential candidate gave her first post-convention interview to Fox News in a bid for support from right-wing elements disaffected with Donald Trump. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8e5c76b-82a2-4130-a0ff-709b9088f3dB/clin-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party coup plotters make public their split preparations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/corb-a01.html A major fear of the right wing is that if they carry out a formal split now, ahead of the September result, they could lose any right to be called the “Labour Party” and to secure its assets. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/286e7a4f-7007-4e04-9a42-b46c179988bF/corb-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Slowdown in US, global economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/econ-a01.html Second-quarter gross domestic product figures for the US and Europe show a further slowing in economic growth and business investment. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e90fb134-5faa-41ca-aca4-f8a6333d12dD/econ-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Farm equipment giant John Deere lays off 120 workers as sales plummet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/deer-a01.html The third round of layoffs in 2016 raises the total number of workers cut by Deere in the US to 2,000 over the last two years. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0aa46ae7-c850-46ea-8343-da9606e6b7fK/deer-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Canadian police “manufactured” terror plot to ensnare couple http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/rcmp-a01.html A BC judge has ruled a high-profile terrorism case was in fact “a clear case of police manufactured crime.” Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76de8d8e-cf32-410e-ad37-fd5083b185bO/rcmp-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Growing opposition in Berlin to exorbitant rents and evictions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/berl-a01.html The city is increasingly divided: discernible poverty and a growing housing crisis for many families—wealth and success for a super-rich glitterati. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e7a0bdf-59f6-46ed-a687-d414d145e9bJ/berl-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Protests denounce violent abuses in Australian juvenile jails http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/abor-a01.html Rally organisers, from Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, channeled the deeply-felt anger and disgust into divisive black nationalism. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e463693b-c693-4772-9b56-9cecd69fcc9M/abor-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Australian youth and workers speak out against torture of juvenile prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/ints-a01.html Rally participants interviewed by the WSWS voiced disgust at the abuse revelations and hostility to the proposed royal commission, saying it was another official coverup. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd4051ed-1be4-426b-980e-a6d637d9cc6N/ints-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z New Zealand’s Maori nationalist parties discuss bloc for 2017 election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/mana-a01.html The talks are driven by ambitions within both parties for a more direct role in government, whoever wins the next election Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88cb5809-c059-4074-a845-1a7a806370fL/mana-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Vote against war! Vote PSG! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/psg-a01.html The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG, Socialist Equality Party) is standing a statewide list and constituency candidates in Wedding, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Friedrichshain for the Berlin Senate (state legislature) election on September 18. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38a80da9-8e8f-431f-ae82-407eea9190aM/psg-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z Elvis, Scotty and Bill: In memory of guitar legend Scotty Moore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/scot-a01.html Guitarist Scotty Moore, who performed on all the classic Elvis Presley recordings of the 1950s, died June 28 at the age of 84. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/643f6e30-06e4-4470-80e8-e26419ce995E/scot-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16 files petitions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/wvir-a01.html On July 28, Naomi Spencer, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for West Virginia House District 16, submitted well over double the required number of signatures to get on the ballot. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2624bc1-6e1f-43b0-bbeb-ff13a35a274I/wvir-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 1-7 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/01/twih-a01.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74d876e4-8a6a-4cb5-af04-aab7d31915bC/twih-a01.html 2016-08-01T05:00:00Z US warplanes kill at least 28 more civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/syri-j30.html The latest mass killing occurred in the same region where, nine days before, the US military bombed a group of houses, killing as many as 200 civilians. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53325fcc-b25d-4308-aebc-f0bd080fe58H/syri-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z For a socialist alternative to the parties of austerity and war! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/pers-j30.html In the face of an immense economic, social and political crisis, neither Clinton nor Trump has anything to offer but austerity, war and the continued assault on democratic rights. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c965af87-eb94-433c-95c2-31c3272e551A/pers-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Anger mounts over government handling of floods in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/chin-j30.html With widespread media and internet reports accusing officials of negligence, Beijing is increasingly nervous about deepening social opposition. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9260bfa4-b572-4a7a-8bc5-bd2f7a48e8eO/chin-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Germany’s Chancellor Merkel announces drastic increase in state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/merk-j30.html In a press conference, Merkel proclaimed a “war on terrorism” and a sweeping increase in state powers. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fc47037-c83f-4a9f-ab0b-86d2f239847I/merk-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z A week before Rio games, protesters extinguish Olympic flame http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/braz-j30.html The Olympics are being held in a Brazil wracked by political and economic crisis as well as mounting social unrest. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8315926d-3150-4b70-a9b8-4872518c381M/braz-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Texas recorded almost 7,000 deaths in custody since 2005 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/texs-j30.html Between 2005 and 2015, an average of 628 people a year died while in the custody of police or state corrections officials. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f28ae4a6-f57b-4a56-8621-5b35fc653b7K/texs-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z US army threatens whistleblower Chelsea Manning with indefinite solitary confinement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/mann-j30.html According to the ACLU, Manning could face added time and other punishments on the basis of charges related to a failed suicide attempt. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9ef4c77-ab63-493d-aebd-be6ae290000B/mann-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Michigan attorney general charges six more state officials in Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/flin-j30.html These six indictments bring the number of criminal indictments to nine. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29ade637-7e5f-462b-b6ab-c3a98a38448L/flin-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z UK workers’ pay plummets since 2008 global financial crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/wage-j30.html Unlike their members, whose incomes fell by over 10 percent in real terms, trade union bosses saw their own pay packets rise collectively between 2007 and 2015 by 18 percent. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d718d5db-fa21-4c8c-b4bf-1175669591fL/wage-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Australian PM sinks Rudd’s bid for UN secretary general http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/rudd-j30.html The fracas this week over former Prime Minister Rudd has not only highlighted deep divisions in the Coalition government, but also raises a question about Washington’s hand in events. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9be2efb-053f-4f20-91b4-7cb2a3116b5H/rudd-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z US media celebrates Democratic Party warmongering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/clin-j30.html Leading columnists for the <em>New York Times</em> and <em>Washington Post</em> have hailed Hillary Clinton as a more consistent and ruthless advocate of US foreign policy interests. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d8e7a48-e142-488f-a1ee-5a543dd752dO/clin-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative promotes Sanders’ “political revolution” without Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/salt-j30.html Socialist Alternative's role in helping to organize a walkout of a section of Sanders delegates at the Democratic convention was aimed at promoting Green Party candidate Jill Stein, the next political trap being laid for the working class. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d478f21a-64bb-4574-a1f7-8901744ad1dH/salt-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z After Brexit: The struggle for socialism in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/mars-j30.html The following is a speech delivered by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), at public meetings held this month in London and Sheffield. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81312fff-aff1-4a62-a92c-6eda4c352adE/mars-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z <em>Captain Fantastic</em>: An anti-establishment superhero? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/capt-j30.html Writer-director Matt Ross’s film is a semi-anarchistic tale about a family’s “off-the-grid” existence in the Pacific Northwest. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78311bab-a910-4efe-8f23-8b775282004E/capt-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/30/labo-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc2d04e5-d7fe-443b-96c8-b27b22914efN/labo-j30.html 2016-07-30T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton’s dishonest, empty acceptance speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/clin-j29.html Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party nomination for president Thursday night. Everything about the final portion of the Democratic National Convention rang false. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10e2dc08-0e44-4039-9935-6cf67a320a6A/clin-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Obama’s legacy: Identity politics in the service of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/pers-j29.html The Obama administration has marked the return of the Democrats to their roots as the premier party of US imperialism. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f1624bf-772a-4bba-9883-ac0d53f6da7B/pers-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z With platform changes, Democrats seek to conceal record of attacks on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/demo-j28.html The Democratic Party, working in collusion with the unions, changed the wording of its party platform to hide Clinton’s record of promoting for-profit charter schools and anti-teacher measures. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14a3f4a3-c8c4-4299-b6ed-51b2c8727ecK/demo-j28.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka’s National Unity Government alliance extended http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/sril-j29.html The deal is aimed at establishing a strong regime committed to Washington’s geo-political strategy and the imposition of the IMF’s austerity demands. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/852e81d8-33bf-44f9-84ff-e3d4a5e0fc9G/sril-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Labour donor’s legal effort to oust Corbyn fails http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/corb-j29.html Thursday's High Court ruling is the third blow in as many days to the Blairites’ attempt to oust Corbyn. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b84ec33-b6f7-4b8d-8354-9e0ae967863I/corb-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Threat of third election looms in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/spai-j29.html The situation in Spain is symptomatic of the crisis of the traditional bourgeois political system in Europe following the eruption of the 2008 global economic crisis. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39e576c0-575e-4f52-8502-b39b54aecdaO/spai-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z As profits rise, Chrysler to end US passenger car production http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/fiat-j29.html The ending of passenger car production puts a continued question mark over the fate of workers at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and Belvidere, Illinois Assembly. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61590ae4-10f7-43e3-9801-42677dc837bF/fiat-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Detroit sewage plant workers without water after water main break http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/wwtp-j29.html During the length of the disruption, amidst the recent heat wave, plant personnel were without access to drinking water, air conditioning or the use of washroom facilities. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea3b4425-a747-433a-a895-f28a9f5f77dM/wwtp-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Water officials envision doubling of city of Flint water rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/flin-j29.html Michigan’s state treasurer warned that Flint’s already exorbitant water rates may double over the next five years. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c44ded7-7e45-4103-95a2-27925b86ceaH/flin-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z The political issues facing California teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/teach-j29.html This year’s California Teachers Summit takes place amidst the continuing nationwide campaign to dismantle public education and expand for-profit charter schools. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2282d41e-cb5f-452c-872f-59b1e9449afE/teach-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Washington funds death squads, concentration camps in the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/phil-j29.html To secure Manila’s commitment for the US war drive against China, Secretary of State Kerry committed $32 million to President Duterte’s fascistic crackdown on drugs. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/acb179ca-4266-4a87-9cb1-d21668d29d0P/phil-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Military crackdown ahead of Thai constitutional referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/thai-j29.html The draft constitution empowers the military junta, which seized power in a 2014 coup, to continue its rule even if elections are held. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd268584-cd48-4045-9d43-2dc5eb469dcB/thai-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Who is James Bennet? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/benn-j29.html Bennet's family exemplifies the politically incestuous relationship between the media and the political establishment and state apparatus. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4da82412-14eb-4f18-8684-cbb949deb08H/benn-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader polemicises against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/left-j29.html Left Party leaders are attacking the German government from the right and calling for a tightening up of the policies that have led to a recent spate of violence. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/423f7fc2-6845-4c48-8ec4-9f013d48fecL/left-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z <em>Chasing Asylum</em>: Exposing Australia’s brutal refugee-detention regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/orne-j29.html The feature-length documentary is a harrowing account of the systematic cruelty and de-humanisation of asylum-seekers in Australia’s offshore detention centres. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d27782a-67fa-42e3-a4ba-d4f7ec0337dH/orne-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Documentary director Eva Orner discusses <em>Chasing Asylum</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/eain-j29.html The filmmaker explained to the WSWS why she decided to lift the veil of secrecy on Australia’s offshore refugee detention centres. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dfa7404-f71a-405b-9efb-3990fb4d65aF/eain-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/29/wrks-j29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d171f68-4fa0-4192-acc8-07ab3bbf36bN/wrks-j29.html 2016-07-29T05:00:00Z Democratic convention: Obama piles on more lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/dems-j28.html Showing his contempt for the intelligence of the American people, the president concluded by repeating the slogans of his 2008 election campaign, as though America in 2016 was the realization of the empty promises he made back then. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87d7f110-cc6d-4c15-98d5-82579da9552O/dems-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z The end of the Sanders campaign: The political lessons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/pers-j28.html The full support of Bernie Sanders for the nomination of Hillary Clinton confirms the analysis made by the <i>World Socialist Web Site</i> from the inception of his campaign. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c9b7fac-099c-4c60-a0b3-09ee5fda502N/pers-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z DNC protesters speak out against Clinton and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/prot-j28.html Workers and young people expressed disgust at Clinton’s nomination, and illusions in Sanders’ intentions. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b68821b7-97a3-48ec-b204-dc7eb79149fL/prot-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Maryland state’s attorney clears police officers involved in killing of Freddie Gray of all charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/gray-j28.html Prosecutors dropped all charges against the remaining three officers still to be tried for the April 12, 2015 arrest and subsequent death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26fa2658-317e-4c5d-a933-db3c8e42d4aM/gray-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z New York Times concocts amalgam to link Trump and Putin in Democrats’ email scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/time-j28.html The <i>Times</i> is spearheading the Clinton campaign’s effort to pin the leaking of incriminating DNC emails on a supposed plot by Russia to tilt the US election in favor of Trump. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66b12f1a-32e8-4f38-bea0-c253f2c6863G/time-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z