Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ 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 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 Turkish newspaper identifies US general behind failed military coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/turk-j28.html The newspaper describes a huge Pentagon/CIA-sponsored operation spanning several months and involving billions of dollars to prepare the coup. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93c65f21-3700-45dc-b823-e3a5ef667e9A/turk-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z New Zealand Greens celebrate US warship visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/nuke-j28.html The embrace of the US military by the Greens and its supporters points to a further shift to the right by this party. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30892b6d-2928-4180-b23e-4387cbc3a94A/nuke-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses’ union offers to cut health benefits after sellout of Allina strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/nurs-j28.html After shutting down the strike by 4,800 nurses last year, the MNA has agreed to Allina management’s demands to destroy their health care coverage. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/deab568e-0f68-4773-840a-a13c96c85f2M/nurs-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z The origins of the attack in Ansbach, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/ansb-j28.html Even as the terror attack is being exploited to press ahead with the strengthening of the state and agitation against refugees there is silence on the true source of the violent outburst. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6fc012f-5c8c-4f0a-b0a6-9127e18c5b6M/ansb-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z US-China underwater rivalry in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/scse-j28.html While submarines play an important part in conventional warfare, the preoccupation of China and the United States is their role in a nuclear war. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f840f5-5c52-477b-a91e-764555297c8G/scse-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Survey reveals majority of British see themselves as working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/soci-j28.html The British Social Attitudes research offers ample evidence of the continuing leftward political trajectory of tens of millions of people. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b20dbfd8-1a73-41a0-ba2d-ee2e64d9d80O/soci-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Bipartisan backing in Australia for indefinite detention of “terrorist” prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/terr-j28.html Turnbull’s unstable government has quickly seized on recent terrorist attacks in Europe, the Middle East and the US as a pretext for further police-state measures. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3da701e5-6b67-4c87-b5a3-4e47a52dff4N/terr-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Will the US use Indian military bases to wage its Afghan War? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/inus-j28.html A former senior Indian diplomat has warned that the US’s harnessing of India to its anti-China “Pivot” will result in India being drawn into the Afghan war. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ead795a-6e69-4122-b7ea-00d3c344048I/inus-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z The political bankruptcy of filmmaker Michael Moore and his “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/five-j28.html The tired, cynical, internally illogical piece emerges almost inevitably from the left-liberal milieu to which Moore has belonged since the mid-1970s. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/909c8e1f-781d-4bf7-aa92-68158de7328O/five-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Video: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in San Diego, California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/vide-j28.html Workers in the Encanto neighborhood of San Diego expressed frustration and contempt with the two presidential candidates being put forward by the Democrats and Republicans. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffa30589-fb42-444f-b16c-fc27cd7fadaM/vide-j28.html 2016-07-28T05:00:00Z Democratic convention nominates Hillary Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/clin-j27.html The official nomination of Clinton was part of a carefully-scripted spectacle designed to portray a corrupt and reactionary capitalist party as a vehicle of progress. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c919e6d-9712-47f2-9cdd-3e5229aa142L/clin-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z War and the Democratic National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/pers-j27.html The great unmentionable in the 2016 election is the far-advanced US preparation for military conflict against Russia and China. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ccee11c-4494-48b7-aa63-12f4f874e30N/pers-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z DNC’s leaked emails expose corrupt funding practices within the Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/leak-j27.html Internal Democratic National Committee emails detail the funneling of donations to the DNC and Clinton campaign, as well as perks to large contributors. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e562492-44f8-427b-b7fe-61b17d1c920I/leak-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Two ISIS supporters shot dead after slaying a priest in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/roue-j27.html The two attackers were summarily executed by elite police units as they left a church, where they had slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bebb8b5-8e1b-4017-8c9f-6cc4dd8d1a3L/roue-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Three French soldiers killed during secret military operations in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/liby-j27.html The incident underscores the illegal character of the ongoing military operations in Libya, which are being carried out behind the backs of the French people. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21764d38-a977-4d35-becb-84f512e12e9H/liby-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Knife attack in Japan leaves 19 disabled people dead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/japa-j27.html No serious attempt has been made in the Japanese or international media to probe any of the underlying social and political causes of the killing spree. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bc448c8-16d7-49a2-8b5e-fdff834026aF/japa-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Children systematically abused in Australian juvenile prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/dond-j27.html There is widespread outrage over the revelations, which include footage similar to the images of hooding and torture that emerged from the US-run Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24dca0fd-b6ee-44aa-9ddc-b6dcfa30981E/dond-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Opposition parties meet with Turkish President Erdogan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/turk-j27.html An intensive media propaganda campaign is underway aimed at whitewashing the highest level of the Turkish military and declaring it innocent of involvement in the failed coup of July 15. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3658d53-a94a-4259-aa16-8f0a54c510fE/turk-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z UK: Labour Party’s women MPs stage provocation to justify a purge of party members http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/wome-j27.html In the McCarthyite smear campaign of the Labour right wing, not a single claim of intimidation made against Corbyn and his supporters has been substantiated. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cb8818f-af13-42d1-a767-fbfd90d479cP/wome-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Nearly two thirds of New Yorkers suffer severe economic hardship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/28/nych-j27.html A two-year-long study of New York City residents reveals substantial, widespread poverty and other economic disadvantages. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35afb155-9734-45b3-a47f-01de71c9e4fK/nych-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Sand fire rages in Southern California; 10,000 homes evacuated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/fire-j27.html The wildfire in Santa Clarita, strengthened by an ongoing heatwave, has so far destroyed 18 homes and resulted in one death. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/694d2368-5759-4be9-97c6-eeae51b4d2bB/fire-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z CUPW blocks strike action; touts plans to boost Canada Post’s profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/cupw-j27.html The postal workers’ union is thwarting any job action against Canada Post’s sweeping concession demands and promoting the big business Liberal government’s postal review. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba7f6ee5-754f-4164-90d8-cf92afaa938N/cupw-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z UK steel industry jobs threatened following Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/tata-j27.html Some 11,000 steel workers’ jobs and thousands more in supply firms are threatened by the crisis over the future of Tata UK’s operations. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04af24bd-a65b-457b-a5b6-e4ba3fa5562P/tata-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Gap between rich and poor in Germany larger than previously thought http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/ineq-j27.html A German news report reveals new numbers on Germany’s top earners and concludes that the divide between the rich and poor is much greater than previously recognized. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b0a9420-1960-4848-b8f8-041d0be163eI/ineq-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Nepal’s prime minister steps down http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/nepl-j27.html Oli’s resignation was largely driven by India’s determination, working closely with the US, to undercut Beijing’s growing influence in Nepal. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f49cbc2d-4d3c-41e9-b0e3-ffca9e541eeP/nepl-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z The Guardian: Apologist for nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/guar-j27.html Claiming to stand for progressive opinion, the <em>Guardian’s</em> role is to police public discourse, upholding at all times the strategic imperatives of imperialism. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0af91667-45a4-4d3e-8bd8-6079fcac8ebO/guar-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Sanders heaps praise on the “billionaire class’s” chosen candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/sand-j27.html From the beginning the Sanders campaign was a political trap to corral social opposition and contain it within the Democratic Party. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b69cf55-2c16-4ae8-aee3-e0b59bb591eG/sand-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z SEP Australia holds Third National Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/aust-j27.html The Congress provided the political grounding for the campaign conducted by the SEP in the July 2 Australian federal election. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71e2b160-4544-4a39-9a80-1bda79f78acJ/aust-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z The Socialist Equality Party and the fight to build an international anti-war movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/reso-j27.html The following resolution was adopted at the Third National Congress of the SEP (Australia), which took place in Sydney from April 24 to 26, 2016. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/986ca3ef-ac91-40c0-b086-6c81c78cc46B/reso-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z SEP public meeting in Colombo: Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/meet-j27.html The meeting will discuss the strikes and protests emerging in Sri Lanka against the Sirisena government and advance the socialist alternative. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d3d0589-14b8-4b4f-b0d2-7ce1ffccdb8P/meet-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Alexander Sokurov’s <em>Francofonia</em>: The Louvre during the Nazi occupation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/fran-j27.html The film traces the history of the Louvre Museum’s art collection under conditions of war, while proposing a pessimistic view of human culture and its future. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b6b84cb-833c-4a9e-8c84-919ee7912b1M/fran-j27.html 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Deadly heat wave hits central and eastern US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/27/heat-j27.html Years of attacks on living standards have left Detroit and areas of the Midwest and East Coast vulnerable to deaths from extreme heat events. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05da4b35-13c9-49b1-9281-304759f3c61M/heat-j27.html 2016-07-27T04:00:00Z Democratic convention: Sanders caps off a day of deceit and demagogy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/dems-j26.html Bernie Sanders sought to turn reality on its head by presenting Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as fighters for the interests of the common people. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d406882d-3806-4103-8c48-267d937b704N/dems-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Protesters at Democratic Convention denounce nomination of Hillary Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/conv-j26.html Sanders supporters expressed a range of reactions to his endorsement of Clinton, from hope that it was just a ploy to a feeling of betrayal. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e940d9af-76c9-422a-84a9-993b2b721d1H/conv-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z UK government steps up its role in NATO warmongering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/nato-j26.html The vote to renew Trident came 10 days after the NATO summit in Warsaw, at which then Prime Minister David Cameron made clear Britain’s commitment to aggression against Russia. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c1b6a60-5b77-4992-ab88-b079d3b0d2eH/nato-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Russian athletes to participate in summer Olympics under discriminatory regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/rioc-j26.html The International Olympic Committee will allow Russian athletes to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games if they can convince sports authorities they are innocent of doping. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e7b734c-0d42-496f-9d2c-663be9f3febE/rioc-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/veri-j26.html Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo follows the sellout of the 45-day strike by 39,000 workers by the Communications Workers of America. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4f90195-c4fc-465b-8b85-225fa04d5d4J/veri-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Philippine President Duterte delivers State of the Nation Address http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/phil-j26.html Duterte’s speech was a repugnant mixture of proposals to assist big business in the exploitation of cheap labor and statements sanctioning the murder of alleged criminals. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ba86d2b-f39a-45b6-a0d8-986b821b96eA/phil-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Boone County, West Virginia school board imposes cuts to public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/boon-j26.html Under threat of a state takeover, the Boone County school board imposed deep cuts last week in its new budget while slashing wages and benefits for employees and retirees. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd6ffaa1-3ffa-42a6-9e37-0e0744cb3ebI/boon-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Unifor and Detroit Three use job threats to beat back demands of Canadian autoworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/unif-j26.html With labour agreements covering 23,500 Canadian autoworkers expiring on September 19, Unifor and the Big Three are preparing to exchange proposals for a new four-year deal. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bd4a38c-44ea-482b-96b6-6289c9903e2I/unif-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Lack of job protection for European pilots turns dream job into nightmare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/work-j26.html A growing number of pilots in Europe are compelled to accept short-term contracts, sham self-employment and insecure employment relations. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91e07774-f8d6-4628-93ea-a54932ad27aF/work-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Post-election rifts intensify in Australian Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/gree-j26.html Founding party leader Bob Brown publicly called for the ousting of the Greens’ executive in New South Wales. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73808066-3d37-4ec8-b33b-b8dfce0dabdE/gree-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Australian artists and students speak out against closure of fine arts college http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/arts-j26.html Many within the arts community have denounced the plans to amalgamate Sydney’s three main arts colleges into one “super-campus.” Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c8323be-70d0-473f-a4c3-8f1adef6c8bI/arts-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z “Socialist Convergence”: A gathering of political bankrupts in Philadelphia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/pers-j26.html In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, an array of organizations in the orbit of the Democratic Party are meeting this week to discuss a new political trap for the working class. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3939175-9121-4fdb-a3c9-efc0dcdfce4N/pers-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z SEP candidates to participate in live discussion July 27 on Democratic convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/live-j26.html The Socialist Equality Party will be hosting a live discussion Wednesday night at 8pm EST with its candidates for president and vice president of the US, Jerry White and Niles Niemuth. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02edcbc3-206b-450c-9fbb-54adf67e240L/live-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z SEP public meetings review political lessons of Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/sepm-j26.html Explosive political developments in the past weeks have vindicated the analysis and perspective fought for by the SEP in the July 2 federal election. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffb701bd-5408-4f79-88de-3e2fb1720c5I/sepm-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Australian workers and youth voice interest in SEP’s perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/sein-j26.html Attendees speak about their concerns over US plans for war against China and the government’s austerity agenda. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae99cb3-1f5c-402c-8d5d-5b9db643acfD/sein-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/civi-j26.html A 2008 book by Professor David Williams provides a mountain of evidence refuting the claim that the recent film <em>Free State of Jones</em>, directed by Gary Ross, presented “a quasi-historical” approach to the American Civil War and social conflict in the Confederacy. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f3642f5-873d-4637-803f-98fa43609d7N/civi-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Netflix’s <em>Orange is the New Black</em>, season 4: Does the positive outweigh the negative? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/oran-j26.html The fourth season of the Netflix series <em>Orange is the New Black</em>, the comedy-drama set in a fictional women’s federal prison, is now available. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed230382-1da4-42dd-a2d5-35b8e2cc243D/oran-j26.html 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Massive police operation in Munich—an attack on democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/26/psgm-j26.html The shooting spree by an 18-year-old in Munich is serving as a pretext to implement long-standing emergency plans and a state of emergency. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e96eacf5-5e2e-457e-97e2-0d0fb2d8f57E/psgm-j26.html 2016-07-26T04:00:00Z US stokes divisions over South China Sea at ASEAN summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/asea-j25.html The Philippines and Vietnam are at loggerheads with Cambodia over a reference in the final communiqué to the recent UN-backed court ruling negating China’s maritime claims. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f343a9-52a3-43a1-8729-6dac47051fcB/asea-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Democratic convention opens: An agenda of militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/pers-j25.html The program of global militarism at the heart of the Clinton campaign is combined with the ferocious promotion of racial and gender politics. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6861727-266a-466a-af25-0118610298cJ/pers-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Corbyn and McDonnell plead with UK Labour Party right wing for “unity” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/corb-j25.html The aim of the Blairites is not merely to depose Corbyn, but to thwart the growing anti-capitalist sentiment and yearning for fundamental social change among millions of people. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65a567e-ada3-4b75-8ded-814e9ceb1d4O/corb-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Pentagon accuses Russia of targeting US-British Special Forces base in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/syri-j25.html US-Russian tensions are surging in Syria, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to delay a further escalation of the war until after the 2016 US elections. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e25cf0-0f6d-45b6-a9be-258fef45216E/syri-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine: A supporter of war and big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/kain-j25.html The selection of a figure with Kaine’s political resume is a clear indication of the right-wing administration that Clinton intends to form if she is elected president. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fda2759-dc9d-428d-ad81-4b42bf0f4ddN/kain-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Leaked emails show Democratic National Committee targeting Sanders campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/wiki-j25.html WikiLeaks released thousands of emails that detail the Democratic Party’s dirty dealings and collusion with mainstream media. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a823223b-6ed0-43f4-ac90-f6ee6a105e6K/wiki-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Democrats oversee record level of extreme poverty in Philadelphia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/secu-j25.html The Democratic National Convention opens Monday in Philadelphia, a city where the Democrat's preside over extreme poverty, massive inequality and a dilapidated education system. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c48bee3c-aad4-407b-9bfa-5a7ee9c9517D/secu-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Severe heat wave spread across much of US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/heat-j25.html The heat wave crisis stems from global warming, which scientists have repeatedly warned will cause an ever-increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/220307fa-d15a-41f1-9331-07cbd49449eN/heat-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Virginia Supreme Court orders revocation of voting rights for 200,000 felons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/virg-j25.html The ruling, which passed 4-3, struck down an executive order that would have reinstated the voting rights of Virginians who had completed sentences for felonies. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00dad4ed-5760-403a-8f0b-1aec31dbd1aJ/virg-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Two more shootings by New Zealand police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/nzpo-j25.html The shooting of two men in separate incidents is part of an increasing resort to lethal force by police in response to the social crisis. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a4cda9-f53a-4edc-b44e-6d4ccfc5af4E/nzpo-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z UK: National Health Service cardiac units to be cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/card-j25.html The cuts will reduce from 13 to 10 the number of units in the country dealing with congenital heart disease—a condition that mainly affects children. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/838c517a-bb3b-4210-90d8-c93c44683beI/card-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z The Munich shooting spree and the Americanization of German society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/germ-j25.html The massive police operation in Munich, as well as the reaction of many media outlets and politicians, showsthat the tragic event is being used to justify a new law-and-order campaign. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d932d552-f25c-4de2-8e01-3d37f79236cH/germ-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Build the IYSSE on Australian campuses and schools! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/iyse-j25.html Developments since the Australian federal election have underscored the preparations by the ruling elite for war with China and authoritarian forms of rule. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccc22bab-99a4-43e5-a702-f027a23ed22I/iyse-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 25-31 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/twih-j25.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29280c9a-20d6-467f-a17d-9ceb7dad65eG/twih-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z US vice president’s trip triggers debate on US-China conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/chin-j23.html A full-scale US assault on China would almost certainly escalate into a nuclear war, in which millions would die. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f9daa1-4f79-4de3-9a79-b3206fc9a03P/chin-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Paul Krugman attacks Trump from the right on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/pers-j23.html Trump’s questioning whether the US should go to war over the Baltic states prompted denunciations from both “liberal” Democrats like Krugman and right-wing Republicans. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45e6e5df-939a-495a-995f-b5e0643bfdbI/pers-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Massive police operation follows deadly attack on Munich shopping centre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/germ-j23-1.html German security forces conducted a huge anti-terror operation in the city of Munich, where, according to the latest reports, 10 people were shot dead and at least 21 injured. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f15be5ca-a846-40e4-8d5c-6ae47e71184D/germ-j23-1.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z In signal to military, Hillary Clinton picks Senator Tim Kaine as running mate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/kain-j23.html In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46527c01-08df-4993-b910-39fc1bc58f0A/kain-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z German corporations donate to Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/germ-j23.html According to a report by the news weekly <em>Die Welt</em>, more than two-thirds of US campaign contributions by large German corporations have benefited the Republicans. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a541b68c-8373-4356-adec-91f663eccebM/germ-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z French president, British prime minister meet to discuss Brexit crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/brfr-j23.html Hollande shifted towards a more accommodating position, giving Britain more time to negotiate the exit and reaffirming Britain’s role as a key military ally of France. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a41a269f-87a6-4f81-a61b-497db253c93A/brfr-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Leadership contest prompts mass sign-up to UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/labo-j23.html Owen Smith, Corbyn’s challenger for the leadership, voted in support of setting up a no-fly zone in Libya and for air strikes in Iraq. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffe08cfb-f31b-4d42-9c76-63a15222569L/labo-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Protests follow the death of teenager in Liverpool http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/live-j23.html Footage shows Mzee Mohammed face down, barefoot and apparently unconscious while appearing to have his hands cuffed behind his back. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a57e783b-693f-40cd-85b4-324a072476eP/live-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Ruling maintains ban on Russian track and field athletes from Rio Olympics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/olym-j23.html The ruling came only two days after the World Anti-Doping Agency called for all Russian athletes to be banned from next month’s summer games in Brazil. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6313415e-0cba-43ac-b047-7969daabbccP/olym-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z US government investigates allegations Fiat-Chrysler falsified sales figures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/fiat-j23.html The auto company confirmed that it is under investigation by both the SEC and the FBI for an alleged scheme to pad its monthly sales totals. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6b867a8-a812-4034-a75b-0dc0b06c9e1M/fiat-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z State officials work to obscure water crisis in Flint http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/flin-j23.html The appointment of BP’s former spokesperson as Michigan’s new environmental director highlights the official cover-up in the Flint water crisis. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2bb3b8d-c6bb-4cc1-8889-147ffbf72d0A/flin-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses contract talks continue with Allina Health http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/minn-j23.html Negotiators for Allina Health are sticking fast to their demands for the gutting of health care plans for 4,800 nurses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro region. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e84b1a9-2d7b-418b-b578-5c7b53f76efB/minn-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea government survives no-confidence motion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/pngu-j23.html With protests and strikes set to continue, yesterday’s parliamentary vote will not end the country’s political crisis. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fad0c048-308c-406c-8297-c6f6ef02fe8L/pngu-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Jobs losses continue in Australia as slump deepens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/jobs-j23.html The job cuts further highlight the impact of falling commodity prices and declining demand in China and throughout Asia. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6532ab8a-b05e-45e9-896a-7779a7884c7K/jobs-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z The pro-capitalist program of the US Green Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/gree-j23.html The Green Party is a bourgeois party, representing the interests of privileged strata of the upper-middle class. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3512fb68-d975-4b4c-9300-13a3c985c2cP/gree-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Video: Workers discuss social crisis in Philadelphia on eve of Democratic National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/jwca-j23.html Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91f9f72e-ca33-47c9-ac19-87c2389cf7dA/jwca-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Germany) placed on ballot for Berlin election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/psgb-j23.html The Berlin State Elections Committee voted unanimously to allow the state-wide list of candidates of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to participate in the elections for the Berlin House of Representatives in September. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c27be6-2732-4889-9c50-f33d366ed2dN/psgb-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/labo-j23-2.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06e0ed65-82c8-476f-9669-d5609fa202eC/labo-j23-2.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z US air raids kill more than 200 civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/nato-j22.html The slaughter in northern Syria gives a foretaste of the bloody offensives being prepared by Washington and its NATO allies against Raqqa and Mosul. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9fcce6b-24cb-48bf-88de-b6c397f562fI/nato-j22.html 2016-07-22T06:00:00Z Trump delivers fascistic rant to conclude Republican National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/trum-j22.html Donald Trump’s remarks combined empty demagogy with calls for an attack on immigrants, the restoration of “law and order” and the removal of all restraints on the accumulation of wealth. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8a4e970-be71-4fa8-a1fc-1f57baf2345D/trum-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/pers-j22.html The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b95746ba-380f-408a-9a4b-001272573e9G/pers-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Riots spread after Adama Traoré’s death in police custody near Paris http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/beau-j22.html Traoré’s family and friends are disputing police claims that he died of a heart attack while in police custody, alleging that he was beaten to death by police. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d419628-8543-494e-80ce-2cf3498188dP/beau-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Biden confirms US warship will visit New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/usnz-j22.html The American visit, the first in more than 30 years, represents a significant further step in New Zealand’s integration into US war preparations against China. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14ea9422-ed20-4d10-957a-83f80ac7d2bP/usnz-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Arch-rivals India and Pakistan take opposed stands on Hague court’s anti-China ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/sasc-j22.html While India has lined up behind Washington in supporting the provocative ruling issued in The Hague, Pakistan has backed China’s rejection of it. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13159328-57e3-42d1-af76-9f0b691f7c6D/sasc-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z The murky world of the UK’s Blairite anti-Corbyn coup plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/smee-j22.html Leading figures in the plot to depose Corbyn were members of the US British-American Project, which was established during the 1980s with a mission “to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain.” Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e37d8c26-40ab-4955-af9a-3105d38c72cB/smee-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z North Miami police shoot unarmed man as he lay on the ground http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/poli-j22.html Charles Kinsey, the caregiver to an autistic man, was shot as he attempted to calm his patient and explain the situation to officers. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/558f46a7-6a2f-4bd8-871e-0f1a2ef1d24H/poli-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Study shows funding down, tuition up at US public universities and colleges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/cbpp-j22.html Years of cuts in state funding for public colleges and universities have driven up tuition and have led to faculty reductions, fewer course offerings and campus closings. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/350d7397-5290-4426-b2ee-8f76b241ac1B/cbpp-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z California, sixth largest economy in the world, has highest poverty rate in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/cali-j22.html Home to 131 billionaires, making it the third in the world for number of billionaires, California is also the US state with the highest poverty rate. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23cbb468-83ce-4a23-ac6e-13f311d4e62H/cali-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Youth deaths highlight growth of UK private mental health services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/ment-j22.html Nine young people have died since 2009 while being treated in private mental health units across the UK. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a1ca31c-a816-4b04-a898-90f780a252fP/ment-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z US and Chinese officials visit Sri Lanka, highlighting growing regional tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/ussl-j22.html China has attempted to strengthen its relations with Sri Lanka since the US-inspired regime-change that ousted former President Mahinda Rajapakse. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f280ad45-22c4-4309-b02e-584577dfcefM/ussl-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z German cop says politicians have no right to question police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/germ-j22.html Any critique of the actions of the police, who killed the attacker with a shot to the head, is to be suppressed. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4e82a0d-b769-44f8-be89-e8e19d70eaaP/germ-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z New York Times sees only “whiteness” at Republican convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/time-j22.html The newspaper currently treats individuals, events, movements, books, films and everything else that comes within its journalistic grasp almost exclusively through the prism of race. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e54d72a8-42b4-4689-a23b-c5b07f21af5C/time-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/euro-j22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/984f0e84-4ee5-4ab2-a814-aaad57fe0b0F/euro-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z State of emergency declared in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/turk-j21.html The speed and scale of the post-coup purge are indicative of the political and social tensions wracking Turkey. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16589d19-f488-4bd6-a1a8-f238d31ce4aF/turk-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Calls for violence, repression and war dominate day three of Republican Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/conv-j21.html Two Republican convention delegates, both Trump supporters, have called for the execution of his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81574e31-223d-4604-a403-dd7135404baA/conv-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z US vice-president makes menacing warning to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/bide-j21.html Biden’s speech in Sydney made clear that the US will not tolerate any equivocation by Canberra and other regional allies in supporting its war preparations in the Indo-Pacific. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a62687d-e5e0-4ab4-be09-29493794fadA/bide-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Biden visits New Zealand to strengthen military ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/nzbi-j21.html New Zealand’s balancing act between China, its second largest trading partner, and the US, its chief strategic ally, is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eed57c2-fb5e-47ca-9c61-91801b32e96O/nzbi-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Obama’s “moderate rebels” behead 12-year-old in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/rebe-j21.html The atrocity was carried out by an armed Islamist militia whose members received both weapons and salaries from the CIA. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a4ffc3e-b1fb-4642-a046-1a5aac75fedM/rebe-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Five injured in bloody train attack in southern Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/germ-j21.html A 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan attacked a group of tourists from Hong Kong on a train in Bavaria on Monday evening, and was subsequently shot to death by police. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a8a5845-c8ab-4726-91ef-ba3a2dbfd60H/germ-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Deportations triple in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/berl-j21.html According to official figures, 1,068 people were deported from Berlin between January and the end of June 2016. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad6b0a83-82de-4f28-abf1-9051f2ef6b4D/berl-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z UK’s new prime minister meets with Merkel and Hollande on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/brex-j21.html British Prime Minister May's visit is designed to placate the two countries that form the political and economic axis of the European Union following the Brexit vote. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ba41ecd-4b1d-4033-bd88-6ed7389fbbaA/brex-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z IMF cuts growth forecast in the wake of Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/imfr-j21.html The IMF has warned of the possibility of a “severe scenario” for Europe if financial conditions tighten and consumer confidence falls. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/554a2e04-9385-463b-927d-ab4549bd227E/imfr-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Massachusetts and New Hampshire state troopers arrested for assault on unarmed suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/poli-j21.html Video from news helicopters show Richard Simone, Jr. on his hands and knees, not resisting the officers who beat him. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbe5b16f-8008-460b-bd99-2e9f03a8619I/poli-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Obamacare insurance rates set to spike in California in 2017 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/acac-j21.html Similar leaps in premiums are expected throughout the nation. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68cc9eff-73a0-4268-9f1f-b96daf0f7d8O/acac-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z California transportation workers reject sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/calt-j21.html Caltrans maintenance workers, who have been working without a contract for a year, voted by 67 percent to reject a proposed contract and authorize a strike. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/593ba556-e90d-4731-9661-eaef98aba1dJ/calt-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Canada to wage war in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/cana-j21.html Canada’s defense minister and top military commander say the Liberal government will soon send troops to Africa. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53af37a3-b5a5-4b9c-b000-f10bc7fb56eM/cana-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z France’s permanent state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/pers-j21.html Amid a deep crisis of bourgeois democracy and seething social tensions across Europe, the ruling elite aims to transition from democratic to dictatorial forms of rule. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b617348-8d12-4f65-a14c-1980e705b10N/pers-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Video: SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth speaks with workers in upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/vide-j21.html Niemuth visited Rochester and Syracuse, New York and spoke to residents about the conditions in the region and their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1468d576-2350-4fd3-9b81-30493f29f78D/vide-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z <em>Our Kind of Traitor</em>: Going with the current http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/trai-j21.html <em>Our Kind of Traitor</em>, a British spy thriller directed by Susanna White, is based on the 2010 novel of the same name by John le Carré, the veteran novelist. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85112084-016e-4179-892b-60f607f1430L/trai-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z In Australia, US vice president issues belligerent challenge to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/bide-j20.html Biden’s trip to Australia came in the immediate aftermath of the arbitration court decision in The Hague declaring illegal Chinese land reclamation activities in the South China Sea. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60e40d34-ce91-49eb-b20f-f3c9191ac9dG/bide-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z The Republicans plumb the depths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/pers-j20.html In the long and protracted decay of American democracy and the political culture of the United States, a fundamental boundary is being crossed. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2171913-8298-4bb2-9293-72b8699323cN/pers-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Republican Party officially nominates Donald Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/conv-j20.html For the first time, one of the two major capitalist parties in America has chosen as its presidential nominee an individual of openly authoritarian and semi-fascist views. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de563fa3-d9ff-4873-988f-e13728237f7A/conv-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Leading US historians issue warning on the rise of Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/hist-j20.html The historians see Trump as the product of decades of decay of American society, including academia, the press and the court system. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbd63d7-c834-4ae3-b9dc-7ae9118f455B/hist-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Washington and Brussels step up pressure on Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/turk-j20.html US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly threatened Turkey with the loss of its NATO membership as Ankara carried out mass arrests following the July 15 coup attempt. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/038da17d-0a9c-40ab-a8ba-3789cee69f9M/turk-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Three quarters of Labour MPs back renewal of UK nuclear missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/trid-j20.html MPs from the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party took it in turns to support the use of nuclear weapons. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46c1c2fe-fbcf-4368-b2fd-17234d49f41P/trid-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z US admiral holds “frank” talks in Beijing over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/scse-j20.html The Chinese regime is playing directly into Washington’s hands by resorting to its own reckless military measures that heighten the danger of conflict. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bc4d30e-4b4a-42ef-9e9f-57c6b77288eF/scse-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Labour and Liberal Democrats plot new party in event of Corbyn’s re-election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/labo-j20.html The <em>Mail On Sunday</em> reported that a breakaway party is being discussed in secret, involving up to 150 Labour MPs, who would align themselves with the Liberal Democrats. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64f3eb7e-fa3a-4b7c-8636-e3eb514a3e9E/labo-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z American war planes slaughter civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/syri-j20.html US airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in Aleppo province Monday, adding to the hundreds of thousands of civilian dead produced by Washington’s regime change operation. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2b38057-eb19-4193-915b-52fe0415406O/syri-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z UnitedHealth cuts Obamacare options for tens of thousands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/unit-j20.html The largest US health insurer has indicated it is drastically scaling back its Affordable Health Care public exchange offerings despite a 13 percent rise in second-quarter profits. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90c37afa-ed75-4bb8-b8eb-995cfa43740D/unit-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Australian students and staff oppose closure of fine arts college http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/arts-j20.html The plans to close the Sydney College of the Arts are part of a pro-business restructure of the University of Sydney, and a broader attack on the arts. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33ee4c93-6287-441b-82f9-eaab898d959C/arts-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Our man in Ankara: US ambassador denies US role in Turkish coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/anka-j20.html Ambassador Bass, a former advisor to Dick Cheney, issued a “categorical” denial that Washington had any involvement in the Turkish military’s abortive uprising of July 15. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c80747cc-4d4e-41fc-a4e0-dd05643dc04P/anka-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z New York City workers discuss police killings, inequality with SEP candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/blur-j20.html On the second anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, workers spoke with Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate about the class divide in America’s largest city. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61cfa36f-062f-472a-999e-5ac0ec34c88B/blur-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z <em>Wiener-Dog</em>: Todd Solondz continues to look critically at American life http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/wien-j20.html The new film comprises four stories, loosely linked by the presence of a “wiener-dog” (dachshund). Each has at least one or more satirical, telling moments or elements. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a384059b-168f-44ae-b21c-17a5b050433C/wien-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Former British prime minister warns of revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/brow-j19.html Brown couches his comments in terms of the danger of right-wing populist forces, but his real fear is the development of a socialist movement of the working class. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38357ef4-a5a1-4afc-a65e-45bf1bf790dJ/brow-j19.html 2016-07-19T06:00:00Z US and Germany livid over failure of Turkish coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/turk-j19.html The angry denunciations of the Erdogan government by the United States and Germany make clear that they had hoped for the success of the military coup. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdce906-96ff-4136-8a2d-67a8c010839C/turk-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Amid massive police presence, Republicans push law-and-order, militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/repu-j19.html The theme of the first day of the RNC was “Make America Safe Again,” with a focus on attacking immigrants, militarism and expanding the powers of the police. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/685e03a9-dac2-4f50-b505-c47b248201dH/repu-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Highest ranking officer acquitted in Freddie Gray killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/poli-j19.html Lieutenant Brian Rice joins a long list of police officers involved in murderous attacks who have been exonerated. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57c5ca8c-602b-4883-a97b-02afbb08ff0F/poli-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Doctors strike against Papua New Guinea government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/pngs-j19.html Ahead of a parliamentary no-confidence motion on Friday, doctors have joined pilots, maritime workers and energy workers in anti-government protests. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a50fc12-4f88-460e-ad42-21d26cfa60aE/pngs-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister reshuffles his ministry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/turn-j19.html Turnbull is attempting to address the two acute pressures bearing down on his government—from Washington and the financial markets. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cb69ce7-d892-453a-a83d-66afc9f2aecL/turn-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z German parliament expands law on sexual crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/germ-j19.html The aim is to exploit an emotionally charged issue to strengthen the state and scapegoat refugees. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80effef9-5ee3-4fb3-bbf2-f76f657a607C/germ-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z UK trade unions fail to mobilise for anti-austerity demonstration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/demo-j19.html The most striking feature of the London demo was the absence of trade union leaders and Labour “lefts.” Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a19217ea-e445-4d4f-8f5b-958e171b726G/demo-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Child poverty soars in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/chil-j19.html Official figures show the greatest annual rise in child poverty in two decades between 2014 and 2015. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b333148-d75c-4e6d-92c5-ad7f1a418b9K/chil-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z EU demands more austerity after Spain and Portugal fail to cut deficits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/fine-j19.html The EU’s unprecedented call for billions of euros in fines comes amid a major banking crisis in Italy and the Brexit crisis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0e68b67-9afd-4f73-93b7-62ace9761f4O/fine-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Cuba shuffles heads of ministries in response to economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/cuba-j19.html Just days after outlining austerity measures, including reductions in energy consumption and imports, the Council of State announced that several ministers would be replaced. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/744de316-97f4-4673-a89d-5c0a36547ddC/cuba-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Atlantic City casino strike continues despite management ultimatum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/tajm-j19.html Roughly 1,000 casino workers remained on strike in defiance of an ultimatum by billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn to withdraw management’s last offer. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7dccb21-c132-4dc1-b79d-b16125ff95dD/tajm-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Republican convention opens: An obscene spectacle in Cleveland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/pers-j19.html A celebrity con man and speculator with racist and authoritarian views, Trump personifies the political decay of the American ruling elite. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2082ea3b-010a-4231-9650-3d431d09aaeM/pers-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Erie, Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/vide-j19.html Niemuth spoke to workers and young people about the defense of public education. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19fee0f6-2880-4d5a-aba1-be09db3df76D/vide-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/tat2-j19.html Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine, leading media outlets of the imperialist powers, in particular the <em>New York Times</em>, have been waging a campaign ostensibly directed at defending the Crimean Tatars from oppression by Russia. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/418bb62a-42be-4ddc-a393-01319568e55M/tat2-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/wkrs-j19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0ba5e2a-9935-489b-82a7-afd702dd473J/wkrs-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Pittsburgh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/sepc-j18.html Niemuth spoke to workers and youth in Pittsburgh, a historic center of steel production that has been hard-hit by the economic crisis. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c88a5aa-d987-44af-9232-d834cca7354A/sepc-j18.html 2016-07-18T06:00:00Z Ex-Marine guns down three police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/bato-j18.html The attack, five miles from the store where Alton Sterling was killed by police on July 6, is the second multiple shooting of police in the United States in the past 10 days. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a5716c5-4c84-42d7-8692-2c9c9196e0bC/bato-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Over 80 arrested in weekend police violence protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/poli-j18.html The protests and arrests come following the police killings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana by police officers. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e747ac2-8367-4267-8a83-ad6c44b9625K/poli-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z After Nice attack, French government calls up military reserves http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/nice-j18.html Well before the political character of the mass killing in Nice has been clearly established, the French government is pushing for military escalation inside and outside France. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a063e20-36b1-4587-a956-4be8d1daabfN/nice-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z German Left Party and Greens: Warmongering after the attack in Nice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/regr-j18.html Seizing on the murderous attack in southern France, two leading members of the German Left and Green parties demanded an intensified military intervention in Syria and Iraq. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8a050b2-0f81-4186-9592-3d01448ce7cB/regr-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Illinois health insurer announces liquidation as Obamacare co-ops collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/illi-j18.html Land of Lincoln Health insurance co-op is set to close after posting more than $1 billion in losses over the last year. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2f853f5-ee26-4258-a445-2d423f0d53eF/illi-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Social inequality escalates in Denmark amid bonanza for banks and corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/denm-j18.html Denmark has fallen from the world’s most equal society at the beginning of the millennium to number 14 in the list of European countries. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b8cfe03-3f6c-4daa-9e07-4002479130bM/denm-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Deep concerns in New Zealand ruling elite over Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/nzbe-j18.html Running through much of the media commentary is a growing alarm about potential instability, as well as a seething hostility to the working class. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3107c2ee-c8c5-40b1-9c3d-65bc24bea41L/nzbe-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Foreign minister resigns as Maldives political crisis intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/mald-j18.html Bitter infighting, driven by the geo-strategic demands of the US and India, is deepening within the Maldives ruling elite. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/982d21d1-3e02-4202-95d7-ea679dd2954B/mald-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z The Turkish coup: A warning to the international working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/pers-j18.html The attempted seizure of power by the military in Turkey, a key NATO member and sixth largest economy in Europe, is indicative of far broader dangers across the globe. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69b37c9d-b702-4de8-8727-fe452162b2aL/pers-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z The promotion of racial politics and the US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/race-j18.html The central issue in the struggle against police violence and all attacks on democratic rights is the unification of the working class in a common struggle against capitalism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ec6cf69-800b-4bd4-a6dd-49c873e9ad2C/race-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z What the coup against Jeremy Corbyn reveals about the Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/corb-j18.html Labour was, from its birth, dedicated to the defence of capitalism against the threat of international socialism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6da27537-7df3-4370-9ff1-29a45a29e2cD/corb-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Musician-singer M.I.A dropped from Afropunk festival for criticizing Black Lives Matter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/afro-j18.html M.I.A. has every right to criticize Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, who travel in privileged circles around the Obamas and other leading Democratic Party figures. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adcb545b-22c5-4f1d-93ec-0fef127bd9bB/afro-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z SEP campaigns in south Chicago area http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/chic-j18.html Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned for presidential candidate Jerry White at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, a shopping center and a transit station Saturday. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be29f20b-10e5-4174-8eb0-52837cf79ecD/chic-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z “No more war, ever!”: PSG presents posters for Berlin state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/psg-j18.html The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55b65d2f-a67d-4fd7-bf6a-cb05a03a914O/psg-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 18-24 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/twih-j18.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/511de26c-0c13-4a4e-8672-9096af12af3L/twih-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z Failed military coup in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/turk-j16.html The political upheaval in Turkey is testimony to the generalised breakdown taking place internationally in the political institutions and mechanisms of bourgeois rule. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de4f265a-7643-4bbe-a076-79e14dc180eM/turk-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Incomes declining or stagnant for the vast majority in “rich” countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/econ-j16.html A new report from McKinsey Global Institute finds that for most people in the advanced capitalist countries there has been no recovery from the 2008 Wall Street crash. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dd60a6a-6de5-4731-9bb3-0d5fa04075aF/econ-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z In bid to save proxy forces in Syria, US discusses pact with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/ussy-j16.html The Obama administration has suggested a military cooperation pact with Russia aimed at salvaging the remnants of the Islamist forces it has backed against the Assad regime. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdd5f2d4-ae1e-4b00-a66f-768b416f561F/ussy-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z UK parliamentary debate buries Iraq War inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/chil-j16.html This week’s parliamentary debate on the Chilcot inquiry demonstrated that the ruling elite have no intention of allowing the war’s architects to be brought to justice. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30d2e904-8059-4aa2-8f80-2543fbf3bbfF/chil-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Trump chooses right-wing Indiana governor as running mate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/veep-j16.html The announcement came on the eve of the Republican National Convention, as the last organized opposition to Trump’s nomination was brushed aside. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4dcac82-4eb0-442b-8483-04908723de3K/veep-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z US Interior Department issues first oil drilling rules in US Arctic Seas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/arct-j16.html The White House timed the announcement so that it would have minimal impact on petroleum company plans for US Arctic Ocean exploration. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c99ac4d2-2a3e-4596-ad51-d939633da05C/arct-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Japan exploits violence in South Sudan to dispatch military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/japa-j16.html While portrayed as a rescue mission, the deployment of additional Japanese troops to Africa marks an expansion of Japan’s role on the continent. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bcf15fe-b219-401a-845e-da073e54146I/japa-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Indian troops kill dozens of protesters in Kashmir http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/kash-j16.html The past week of mass protests in Kashmir has rattled India’s Hindu supremacist BJP government and laid bare Kashmiris’ deep disaffection from the Indian state. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/082eec3f-eb76-4801-8e75-4338d425fc3P/kash-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea government faces strikes, no-confidence motion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/pngs-j16.html The country’s Supreme Court ordered a one-week delay before the vote of no-confidence, giving the opposition time to gather support to bring down the government. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a80a72a-1bdf-437c-8bee-f96419d5324K/pngs-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z US releases Saudi documents: 9/11 coverup exposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/pers-j16.html The declassification of the section of the 9/11 commission report on Saudi ties to 9/11 point to a deliberate distortion and exploitation of the attacks as a pretext for war. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2131803d-a86d-47dd-a0d0-82934511603F/pers-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z UK Guardian’s Owen Jones offers apologia for anti-Corbyn coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/jone-j16.html Jones’ criticism of the right-wing Labourites is not with their coup against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn per se, but rather its timing. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fd33f5c-9b8c-4a9e-be29-90bed09da0cL/jone-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Germany) files over 3,000 signatures for Berlin state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/sign-j16.html With the filing of more than 3,000 signatures, the PSG has now fulfilled all the conditions necessary to participate with a state-wide list in the elections for the Berlin legislature. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3b5a038-0507-45df-8102-83e848a2764M/sign-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Major police operation in Berlin prepares law-and-order election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/ger2-j16.html Last weekend, 1,000 police were illegally deployed in Berlin against 1,800 protesters, provoking a street battle. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39ba9218-4e36-4e41-8cb9-bb52ffa6813E/ger2-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z SEP candidate Niemuth discusses attacks on public education with Erie residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/erie-j16.html SEP (US) vice presidential candidate spoke with residents of Erie, Pennsylvania about social inequality, the US election and recent threats to end public education beyond eighth grade in the city. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/441711dc-b542-4e2b-b967-ccd69c568a9P/erie-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/tat1-j16.html Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine, leading media outlets of the imperialist powers, in particular the <em>New York Times</em>, have been waging a campaign ostensibly directed at defending the Crimean Tatars from oppression by Russia. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80fb70d1-28ad-461e-a8d7-aa98902eb9cG/tat1-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/obit-j16.html In addition to a remarkable command of his instrument, guitarist Häns’che Weiss was distinguished by his thrilling musicality. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dc603c3-f6ed-4c6b-9a22-07cdd41a2e2L/obit-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/16/labo-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9188934-9a81-4e18-b243-c871be47e90D/labo-j16.html 2016-07-16T05:00:00Z Global trade stagnates amid wave of protectionism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/trad-j15.html Members of the G20 were responsible for more than 80 percent of protectionist measures in 2015. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63c80a0e-50ca-4cf7-a76a-acc18f63d79L/trad-j15.html 2016-07-15T06:00:00Z One year since Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/pers-j15.html Syriza’s ceaseless collaboration in the implementation of brutal austerity measures has vindicated the warnings made by the WSWS even before the pseudo-left party came to power. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3754acd9-12a0-41a4-bd9d-2388a64c092A/pers-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Fresno video shows police murder of Dylan Noble http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/fres-j15.html Two cops fired two shots into the white youth as he stood a few feet away, then two more, including a shotgun blast, as he lay twitching on the ground. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/caaef9ec-cdd7-4da6-a1fc-148983f626eP/fres-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Fractured Australian government under intense US and economic pressure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/turn-j15.html Even before Prime Minister Turnbull names his ministry, the government is wracked by recriminations and rifts. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3b93c5b-48e4-4a45-b083-ff44bc90da4C/turn-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Manila responds to South China Sea ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/phil-j15.html The Duterte government has reacted to the ruling with caution, seeking to placate Washington and Beijing, while the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines has escalated its attacks on China. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78a18b80-8566-4361-99ce-02765ba4ae1K/phil-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z White Paper 2016: Another step in the revival of German militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/bund-j15.html On Wednesday, the German federal cabinet adopted the long announced “White Paper 2016 on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr.” Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfb5fe4e-2ee0-404a-a568-3940b6ef964E/bund-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Trudeau bolsters Canadian support for Ukraine’s far-right regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/cana-j15.html During a two-day visit, Trudeau signed a free trade agreement with the Poroshenko government and signaled support for it “reclaiming territory” through war. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0c842f2-00ba-4e38-ad67-68067731823P/cana-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Dozens murdered in possible terrorist attack in Nice, France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/nice-j15.html French President Francois Hollande invoked the horrific attack to justify expansion of the “state of emergency” for another three months. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3faa7b3b-abbd-4b8e-a3e3-c9b4d8d443cM/nice-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z US Justice Department blocked prosecution of HSBC bank for drug cartel money laundering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/hsbc-j15.html The House Financial Services Committee report makes clear that the Obama administration’s failure to hold criminally liable a single leading Wall Street figure is the result of a highly conscious and systematic policy. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09eb76f8-4429-4308-9f3a-243b5b7b555M/hsbc-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Report exposes deaths in US immigrant detention centers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/depo-j15.html Immigrant detainees in the US face substandard medical and mental health treatment with fatal consequences. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08d167d2-a0c7-4d5a-9a97-b90e178db8fH/depo-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Chicago police SWAT team terrorizes working class neighborhood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/swat-j15.html The Chicago Police Department conducted warrantless raids of homes in a neighborhood in the South Side while searching for alleged gunmen. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26197447-bb49-48b5-8868-82440bf8f84J/swat-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Unicef report reveals 250 million children are victims of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/unic-j15.html The shocking consequences for millions of children growing up in war zones can last decades. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19e5abeb-14e9-4622-a72d-3b8aebe8e10D/unic-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z UK: Children referred for “deradicalisation” under “anti-terrorist” strategy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/prev-j15.html Since the start of the 2015 academic year, increasing numbers of youth have been questioned over their religion, political affiliation and actions. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d60bce0-496f-430a-bb4f-3ef957fe9d9C/prev-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Australia: BlueScope suing steel union over one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/stee-j15.html The legal action against the Australian Workers Union is aimed at intimidating steelworkers hostile to the conditions imposed by the company-union deal last year. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e87af3c4-1369-48b8-960a-2c6f8138f8bP/stee-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z After Sanders, Green Party seeks to trap workers and youth within capitalist politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/gree-j15.html The Greens hope to become the “big tent” for protest groups in the orbit of the Democrats, which promote identity politics, economic nationalism and “green business” opportunities. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3f143b6-df12-4ecf-9539-ca9554f253fC/gree-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z One year since the New Horizons flyby of Pluto http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/plut-j15.html During the past year, the NASA spacecraft has sent back images showing canyons, plains, mountains and evidence for liquid water on Pluto. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32876a5d-dd07-49e9-83e7-56802a491a9G/plut-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/15/wkrs-j15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90152f6c-c795-4506-ae2b-45d2668bad9E/wkrs-j15.html 2016-07-15T05:00:00Z New UK Prime Minister Theresa May to head austerity government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/tmay-j14.html May is a hard-line Thatcherite, who is considered capable of ruthlessly defending the interests of the ruling class. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e92e2db-e564-4dfb-856b-84951aa4e3eF/tmay-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z The Hague ruling: A dangerous step toward war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/pers-j14.html The court decision on the South China Sea will heighten tensions and the risk that a minor incident spirals out of control and triggers a conflict between the US and China. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d3e1e28-0407-48b6-8653-2e9827b7218L/pers-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Bailiffs and police break up another homeless camp in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/home-j14.html Shelter, a homeless charity, has produced figures showing that last year in England, 148,000 renting households, equivalent to 350,000 renters, were put at risk of eviction. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8490529-f6bc-4f06-b85c-c2ad7bf73b3E/home-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Following South China Sea ruling, Australian Labor Party again demands military action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/scsa-j14.html Australia’s central role in the US preparations for war with China has proceeded despite the misgivings of sections of the ruling elite. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36a90271-96b5-44d0-8a87-0e61dfbd60bG/scsa-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Despite South China Sea crisis, EU deepens relations with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/euch-j14.html EU officials are pointedly refusing to endorse US and Filipino claims against China in the South China Sea, as laid out in Tuesday’s court ruling in The Hague. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d1858bc-997f-465e-b482-2b2db123ee2G/euch-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z US Marines deploy to South Sudan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/suda-j14.html The deployment, carried out in the name of protecting US citizens, marks the latest escalation in the drive by US imperialism to assert control over Sudan and its oil resources. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca28a363-5fda-4541-bc05-7606957bb49I/suda-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z After endorsement, Sanders attempts to convince angry supporters to back Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/sand-j14.html Sanders is now engaged in the political alchemy of convincing the 13 million people who voted for him and other supporters that the deeply hated Clinton would champion their interests. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73a24b1e-bd12-43f0-babc-34434e90d48N/sand-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z EU shaken by Italian banking crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/ital-j14.html European economic and financial experts anticipate that Italy’s banking crisis could trigger Europe’s next great crisis. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a0a91c5-a8fe-4602-b9f2-35cca0ac1a9A/ital-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Pauline Hanson’s One Nation returns to Australian parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/hans-j14.html By posturing as an anti-elite candidate, Hanson exploits the social crisis caused by successive Labor and Coalition governments. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5713fbe-41f6-4466-9eb3-8429980b768H/hans-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Podemos fractures after poor Spanish election result http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/pode-j14.html Podemos’ poor election result reflects growing alienation from this pro-capitalist party, which repeatedly reassured the ruling class that it would protect their interests. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b604f68-221d-41c0-9bdb-435fa0d2318K/pode-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Canada expands role in US-led offensives on three fronts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/cana-j14.html At the NATO summit, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged Canada to leading a new forward combat force in Latvia, committed additional troops to Iraq, and announced new funding for Afghan security forces. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf72517f-6d42-4b85-affd-24059810c77P/cana-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z DUPLICATE http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/dupl-j14.html Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bba60a6-cc46-4a65-ada5-8cc824e67bcE/dupl-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Amid Brexit shocks, Indian elite seeks “new opportunities” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/brex-j14.html The Indian government is attempting to use Britain’s exit from the EU to pursue its own economic and strategic interests. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb0049d1-842b-4661-b31e-c9a36570e56C/brex-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z West Virginia county rejects state-ordered education cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/boon-j14.html The state government is threatening to take control of the Boone County school district. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa4c36d5-19bf-4749-b1be-deb5b112dafB/boon-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z The New York Times, Michael Eric Dyson and the politics of race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/dyso-j14.html The <em>Times</em> is on guard and ready to denounce anything—a political development, a book, even a movie—that challenges its racialist agenda. This agenda has become more and more central as the class struggle has grown more intense. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf4dc4ba-d52f-4f7b-b1dc-e01c03bc204D/dyso-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z In Defense of the American Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/revo-j14.html The American Revolution, the most progressive event in world history in its time, continues to inspire the struggle for equality. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2657887-ecfe-4559-944c-023d70c3f3aA/revo-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z The life and career of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/kiar-j14.html The Iranian director will be best remembered and long honored for the series of feature films, including documentaries, that he made between 1987 and 1997. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a22dfaa-57a0-460f-99ba-68441383cdaN/kiar-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z SEP candidate for vice president takes socialist campaign to western Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/nile-j14.html SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth took his campaign to an area that has been economically devastated over the past three decades by layoffs in the steel industry Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/170137b8-db4c-41a2-9884-190dc9b5df0E/nile-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Supporters of SEP presidential campaign achieve write-in ballot status in Kentucky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/14/kent-j14.html Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac066a18-1568-42ff-8554-cec8bc5648eJ/kent-j14.html 2016-07-14T05:00:00Z Hague court decision sets stage for US confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/scse-j13.html Yesterday’s tribunal ruling branding China’s actions in the South China Sea as “illegal” provides another pretext for the US to ramp up its military expansion in Asia. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f598614a-52ae-4779-948a-90e702f279dD/scse-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z The predictable and pathetic end of Sanders’ “political revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/pers-j13.html The Sanders campaign has provided a major political lesson to millions of young people and workers attracted to his call for a “political revolution” against the “billionaire class.” Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81dd8059-7664-46a0-b556-4c3d921e9bbJ/pers-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Right-wing ruling coalition wins Japan’s upper house election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/japa-j13.html The LDP’s victory gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the necessary numbers to revise the Japanese constitution in line with his push for re-militarization. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67a37bfd-85f0-4629-8d0f-a8847e7c34aM/japa-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Obama in Dallas: Platitudes and lies on police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/dall-j13.html To deliver an honest speech, Obama would have had to admit that the epidemic of police killings as well as the shootings in Dallas are either the direct product of or blowback from his administration’s policies. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa21fc9f-1016-47ff-8565-35c897c5e0fG/dall-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z UK Labour’s governing body says Jeremy Corbyn will be on leadership ballot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/corb-j13.html There is no reason for anyone to believe that the National Executive Committee’s decision puts an end to the ongoing coup attempt against Corbyn. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/003ae9e0-53a7-43ab-9dad-5cc8fef1c26H/corb-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Labour’s Jack Straw and MI6’s Sir Mark Allen shielded from prosecution over rendition to Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/liby-j13.html The British government has spent at least £600,000 to prevent a civil case going ahead, forcing Straw and Allen to give evidence. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b2fc599-05e4-4e80-be51-2aed2918203F/liby-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z US Defense Secretary Carter announces 560 more US troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/usse-j13.html The deployments will support a joint US-Iraqi offensive against the urban center of Mosul, which is projected to last for months and turn hundreds of thousands more Iraqis into refugees. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df3479e9-a273-4289-8b7e-6bdde5e195cM/usse-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Officials prepare for mass repression at Republican National Convention in Cleveland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/clev-j13.html Security officials have been expanding police-state measures and deliberately targeting protesters for surveillance and harassment. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63428684-4395-4f3c-83f4-6dcbd954f17G/clev-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Immigrants in Los Angeles denounce police repression worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/immi-j13.html Workers and youth from El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico expressed opposition to state violence, poverty and social inequality. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cddf5b10-e33e-4d40-b189-4afe5f1fd3aJ/immi-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Housing crisis intensifies in Syracuse, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/syra-j13.html The housing situation for the working class in Syracuse belies the claims of economic recovery by the Obama administration. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff425316-9eaa-479e-bdf8-e9675a00eaaE/syra-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z German militarism on display at NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/nato-j13.html Two years after German officials announced plans to remilitarise the country, media outlets are warning of preparations for “total war.” Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74318fa2-2a15-41c2-8aa6-592cd81b12aM/nato-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Head-on train collision near Bari, Italy kills at least 25 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/bari-j13.html The single track where the trains collided has no automatic braking system similar to other areas in Italy’s poorer southern regions. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3019830f-6b42-45f3-91da-0d3d17c0550O/bari-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Evictions of private tenants increase by over 50 percent in England and Wales http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/evic-j13.html The wealth of private landlords stands in stark contrast to that of their tenants. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97c40685-b51b-41cf-81b6-92fb55141fcE/evic-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z An interview with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of <em>The Free State of Jones</em>—Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/byn2-j13.html This is the second part of a conversation with Victoria Bynum, whose research helped inspire the film <em>Free State of Jones</em>, about an insurrection by Southern Unionists against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f67dee8-7c21-4bf4-95f5-5947d28cb06K/byn2-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z The way forward after the Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/meet-j13.html The SEP advocated an active boycott of the referendum, arguing that the progressive and democratic unification of Europe can only be achieved through a revolutionary struggle for the United Socialist States of Europe. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/812933d8-8b70-413c-96a6-8e460a71883A/meet-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z Theresa May wins Conservative leadership contest and will be new UK prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/tory-j12.html The ruthless dispatch of contender Andrea Leadsom, in order to secure the favoured candidate of the ruling elite as prime minister, is testament to the dire crisis facing the British bourgeoisie. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31a2e037-7bba-4ef3-81c0-76988a77ba4H/tory-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z A dangerous turn to economic nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/pers-j12.html With all efforts to return global economic growth to pre-2008 levels having failed, the ruling class’s economic theorists have turned to the promotion of protectionism and nationalism. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4e9a771-4efc-4742-b2ed-ce3bb3b40e6B/pers-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Angela Eagle chosen to front anti-Corbyn coup in UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/corb-j12.html The campaign to remove UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by 172 MPs pits the Parliamentary Labour Party against the vast majority of Labour Party supporters. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a68d6421-81bb-4ef4-9412-600109ceb33J/corb-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon ignored in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/scot-j12.html While the Brexit crisis centres on British relations with the EU, the unanticipated debacle is also threatening to destabilise relations between and within all the EU’s component countries. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b0190c-9a5c-49b7-a25f-4ad0afbf7b3O/scot-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Democratic platform deal sets stage for Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/dems-j12.html The political theatre in Orlando was aimed at convincing Sanders supporters that the Vermont senator’s “political revolution” had shifted the Democrats and Clinton to the left. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bccb5c3-2b53-4f1b-83bb-7d3fec2146dF/dems-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Militarized police forces throughout the US carry out mass arrests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/poli-j12.html Police departments have exploited the killing of five police officers to further curb democratic rights and clamp down on anti-police brutality protests across the country. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2711e9b8-beed-4446-8c81-b40b7ad787cB/poli-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Hague court decides South China Sea case today http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/scse-j12.html Regardless of the details of today’s tribunal decision, Washington will exploit the ruling to escalate its war drive against China. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b53bf981-e037-499a-94da-5ee02eb4fddO/scse-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z SEP’s 2016 election campaign in Australia furthers fight for international anti-war movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/sepr-j12.html At the centre of the campaign was the development of political analysis to clarify workers and young people on the necessity for a socialist and internationalist perspective. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85a7a209-e42b-4e2d-af9d-7d7fbe7e438O/sepr-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Anger, uncertainty as layoffs hit Fiat Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/shap-j12.html The job cuts are the first permanent layoffs at Fiat Chrysler since the company emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70a5cf59-b415-42a9-94f3-39e1c4bea79J/shap-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Massachusetts governor’s fiscal control board rams through privatizations of public transit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/mbta-j12.html MBTA workers face job losses and cuts to pensions at the hands of an unelected board created after the winter of 2015. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1ac41a1-e5be-453e-b3b2-610d79b9b19J/mbta-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Hungarian government cracks down on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/hung-j12.html The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban is carrying out mass deportations of refugees to Serbia and Croatia without due process. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/607ae318-75a0-4a3a-898f-ae2c956a6b7B/hung-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z With Washington’s blessing, Boeing signs mega-deal with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/iran-j12.html Boeing’s $20 billion deal to sell commercial aircraft to Iran Air is by far the largest US business transaction with Tehran since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d44ac2b3-1a74-49f5-b3ba-bcf37e0937eB/iran-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Opposition party in South Korea hit by corruption probe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/kore-j12.html The investigation into the People’s Party is a politically-motivated attack by President Park Geun-hye’s administration. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97caf324-2944-4c17-ba3b-c3e38a9aa0fH/kore-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z An interview with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of <em>The Free State of Jones</em>—Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/byn1-j12.html We are posting a conversation with Victoria Bynum, whose research helped inspire the film <em>Free State of Jones</em>, about an insurrection by Southern Unionists against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8af0e8f8-9534-4eb5-a609-a7a74f75b4bJ/byn1-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/seps-j12.html The mounting strikes and protests in Sri Lanka can only be advanced through a break from the entire ruling class and the fight for a unified international and socialist movement of the working class. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/217cae35-4bfc-43f3-a653-f577f563eacD/seps-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z <em>The Mare</em> by Mary Gaitskill: Attention to social inequality—in her own way http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/mare-j12.html In her new novel, Gaitskill focuses on a poor Dominican teenager from New York City, the suburban family she lives with during the summer and her experiences relating to a particularly abused horse. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95908ab3-37d7-42e5-a7d0-442decb525fI/mare-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/12/wkrs-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/609fe5f7-4e40-4e0d-92a7-817bbf323ccO/wkrs-j12.html 2016-07-12T05:00:00Z Hundreds arrested in US protests against police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/prot-j11.html Thousands took to the streets across the United States to voice their outrage over two recent police killings of unarmed black men. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96d72466-d554-4b2a-96c1-f3aa9898dc7P/prot-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Race, class and police murder in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/pers-j11.html The campaign to portray the United States as riven by racial hatred serves definite and reactionary social and political aims. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c34cafc7-a8d0-485d-87dc-c2e52e89d22M/pers-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Protesters speak out on police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/ints-j11.html Protesters in Washington DC and Jacksonville, Florida, among the thousands who demonstrated against police killings this weekend, spoke with the </em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94ccfc75-0e6a-40da-a5b4-57407293c95O/ints-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z New video shows off-duty New York cop murdering motorist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/smal-j11.html A store surveillance video has surfaced that shows the killing of Delrawn Small by off-duty New York Police Department officer Wayne Isaacs at a traffic altercation. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/573a1651-e703-4337-bd6c-515ac1e9c10K/smal-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Video exposes Fresno police lies in shooting death of Dylan Noble http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/nobl-j11.html Noble, an unarmed 19-year-old white youth, was killed by two police officers from Fresno, an impoverished city of about one-half million located in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff4806d6-bf61-4a38-959a-5ecc978f9f6B/nobl-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z NATO summit plans escalation against Russia in Eastern Europe, Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/wars-j11.html NATO is planning a major military escalation, based on plans for a perpetual state of war in the Middle East and preparations for all-out war with Russia in Europe. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b5328ae-f86d-4143-bd20-96210f8f636H/wars-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Leadership contest launched, raising prospect of split in UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/corb-j11.html Nothing is being ruled out by the Parliamentary Labour Party, including the possibility that Labour leader Corbyn will not be allowed to stand in a leadership contest. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ddc8df-07e5-4180-8221-418f874323fA/corb-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Coalition parties to form unstable government in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/turn-j11.html After the political and media establishment did everything possible during the election to prevent any debate on the rising danger of war, that issue is set to erupt. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9241667-8768-41a5-a3c7-928229061a1N/turn-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z UN court to deliver decision on South China Sea disputes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/usch-j11.html With a ruling imminent, the US has cranked up its propaganda apparatus and military activity in the South China Sea, setting the stage for a dangerous confrontation with China. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f0e942e-337d-4b9b-82a2-9c76fdabd5aH/usch-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z US and South Korea agree on THAAD anti-missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/thaa-j11.html The installation will likely inflame tensions while continuing to stoke an arms race in East Asia. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceb9a1d2-8abd-4993-a149-6ee860b1360L/thaa-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Five agency workers crushed to death in British scrapyard http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/deat-j11.html Three serious incidents have occurred at the Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant in the Nechells area of Birmingham in the last few years. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f755c761-57bc-4a0c-9fbe-987cdfa9fc3D/deat-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Prison spending rises three times faster than education funding in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/pris-j11.html Government policy—of both Democrats and Republicans—is to jettison the funding of public education while transferring vast sums to militarize the police and build prisons. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebb0c4a4-13b2-4c3f-ab0b-4229ef06a2fO/pris-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z New York City takes major step in privatization of public housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/nych-j11.html The de Blasio administration is moving forward with its NextGen program, which will lease open space within public housing complexes to private developers. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fc004ee-ad0e-44f5-890a-b8aae76bc72A/nych-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z European Union working with African despots to deter refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/euaf-j11.html At their latest meeting in the Slovakian capital Bratislava, EU interior ministers agreed on speedier deportation of refugees and closer cooperation with African dictatorships. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b082565-982d-4462-abf8-e5a3e54dfd7O/euaf-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/pref-j11.html We publish here the preface to <em>A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016</em> by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f700896-65f6-4e51-a72f-3a65708982aM/pref-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Axel Honneth at Humboldt University: A socialism that is nothing of the sort http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/honn-j11.html At Berlin’s Humboldt University, philosophy professors Axel Honneth and Christoph Menke, SPD politician Gesine Schwan and Left Party leader Sahra Wagenknecht spoke about the “relevance of socialism today.” Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3879bdf-68de-487c-abe2-d7a74743f49L/honn-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z “Cinema has the potential to make us richer in spirit”—filmmaker Paul Cox (1940–2016) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/paul-j11.html Cox directed over 40 dramatic features and documentaries—the overwhelming majority on paper-thin budgets—during his more than forty-year career. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6474a533-56e4-4508-a554-a84e2dc75b3M/paul-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 11-17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/11/twih-j11.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3645ee7-749b-468e-8584-6d10e7fdf2eG/twih-j11.html 2016-07-11T05:00:00Z Afghan war veteran guns down five Dallas police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/cops-j09.html The Dallas events take place in the context of an unrelenting campaign to portray the police killing of unarmed men in exclusively racial terms. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8310f53d-39a0-42da-a0ab-f8ac15463b5G/cops-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Merkel calls for German rearmament ahead of NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/nato-j09.html At the heart of the chancellor’s speech was a justification for war preparations against Russia, which NATO is slated to announce in Warsaw this weekend. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fe01a34-39e4-4852-a8ef-70177ae4558I/nato-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Polish government puts Warsaw under effective martial law for NATO summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/poli-j09.html The government has put Warsaw under terrorist alert, allowing for implementation of the harsh security measures previously possible only under the martial law. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/106540ed-b40e-463b-bf7d-b64747d1bd3I/poli-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian parliamentarian calls for Iraqi war crimes trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/wilk-j09.html Andrew Wilkie declared that he would like to see an international court to hear the “pretty compelling case” against George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard for war crimes. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb383e91-ddc8-4a35-9fb0-0d91fa3f705N/wilk-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian election outcome heightens divisions within the Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/gree-j09.html Poor election results by the Greens have provoked bitter recriminations in the party's ranks. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c855e54-b0b3-45af-b66a-6ea2ddea549P/gree-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Philippine police and vigilantes kill 72 during first week of Duterte government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/phil-j09.html Duterte is pursuing his fascistic agenda, including to reinstate the death penalty and to reduce the minimum age of criminal accountability as low as nine years. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7883e71c-45d3-40ee-ba13-fab0cd88cf4O/phil-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Widespread destruction in China following floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/chin-j09.html At least 186 people have been killed, dozens remain missing and 32 million people have been affected overall. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c75245-f517-4fcd-932b-af2162076a2F/chin-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Canada’s elite rattled by Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/cana-j09.html While most of the establishment has deplored the vote by the UK to leave the EU, the pro-Quebec independence PQ and some Conservatives have hailed the assertion of “national sovereignty.” Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6acbbcf4-5033-4ceb-9dc1-9a67887ef7eI/cana-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z US unemployment rate rises despite rebound in new jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/jobs-j09.html The number of people counted as unemployed actually increased by 347,000, a higher figure than the number of jobs added. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99c60edb-cf10-422b-8d22-461be0718bfI/jobs-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Erie, Pennsylvania school district passes austerity budget with emergency funding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/erie-j09.html While the budget would keep high schools open for another year, deep cuts to programs and staff will continue. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7523882c-b246-4900-8901-b553c318edaB/erie-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z San Joaquin County, California strikers sent back to work with no contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/sanj-j09.html The Service Employee International Union ordered thousands of San Joaquin County workers to return to work after a three-day strike over unfair labor practices. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/777ee63e-e25f-4ffd-b176-11be1bb683bI/sanj-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z British fake bomb detectors withdrawn from Iraq following terrorist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/fake-j09.html Thousands of Iraqis have died as a result of car and truck bombs since 2006, when the fake devices first came into use at checkpoints in Baghdad and Basra. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddb421e0-2686-4688-a83a-db496061697O/fake-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Chile’s “General Never Again” arrested for Caravan of Death killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/chil-j09.html The prosecution of the general tapped to head the army by former Socialist Party President Roberto Lagos exposes the character of Chile’s so-called democratic transition. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25380861-ef11-45a4-bf20-db95effbb7eC/chil-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z NATO’s war summit in Warsaw http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/pers-j09.html NATO policy in Eastern Europe aims to permanently threaten Russia with all-out war while seeking to contain the alliance’s own escalating internal divisions. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/daad86ce-908d-4c84-8050-2c12a048130C/pers-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Video: West Virginia coal miners discuss social crisis with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/vide-j08.html Southern West Virginia, which holds a special place in the history of the class struggle in the US, is today mired in depression-like conditions. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c76528d7-dfd4-4205-b3a7-b024c6b004aK/vide-j08.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Left Unity endorses pro-EU offensive to overturn Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/left-j09.html Left Unity has lent its services to the campaign to mobilize sections of student youth and middle class professionals behind a pro-EU, anti-working class agenda. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c142fe4-4d59-4cab-a4e8-92cfc43b0e3N/left-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Toward a socialist future: Children’s picture books after the Bolshevik Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/sovi-j09.html <em>A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia</em>, an exhibition at the House of Illustration gallery in London, brings to light the artistic impetus provided by the October Revolution to children’s book illustrations. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0afad3f3-bf86-4d7a-8d78-f04e9129488E/sovi-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z SEP public meetings: The Australian election crisis and the way forward for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/sepm-j09.html The SEP will explain the socialist and internationalist program that workers must take up in order to fight for their class interests. The meeting in Sydney will be live-streamed on Facebook. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a2f5a68-3e5d-4caa-9ca8-a69faaa07f7H/sepm-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/09/labo-j09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce86cc10-e8a2-4c6b-b80d-1b5a21f104fK/labo-j09.html 2016-07-09T05:00:00Z IMF chief points to war danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/laga-j08.html International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde warned against the dangers posed by the prospect of a “wave of protectionism.” Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5b24d92-301d-46f5-85dc-4e5789121e3M/laga-j08.html 2016-07-08T06:00:00Z The police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota: The class issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/pers-j08.html Millions of people around the world have reacted with shock, outrage and revulsion at the latest videos and images of police murder in the United States. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e46d9b7b-126a-4a3d-9266-8378d4cb5afK/pers-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z NATO convenes summit in Warsaw to make war preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/nato-j08.html The measures to be decided on by the western military alliance in the Polish capital will further escalate the threat of war in Europe. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c94dc65b-25d0-4b82-a951-fa4b4a9c975L/nato-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z German arms exports almost doubled in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/arms-j08.html In all probability, German arms exports will increase again this year. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29b4abe2-d7ba-49fc-b855-8acc20ffc52G/arms-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z UK: Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn refuses to call Tony Blair a war criminal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/corb-j08.html Corbyn’s silence is his response to the efforts by 80 percent of Labour MPs, led by the Blairite wing of the party, to remove him as party leader. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/458610e5-49fa-4719-a39e-2afed2ba6abF/corb-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Protests erupt throughout the US against string of police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/minn-j08.html Philando Castile's fiancée livestreamed the aftermath of the grisly shooting, which occurred during a traffic stop Wednesday evening. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/356bcc54-c05b-409d-9d82-eba8d064c99L/minn-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z FBI director defends decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/fbi-j08.html FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday about his decision not to bring criminal charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc10a243-19a5-4e09-8366-62e3aafc328B/fbi-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Obama administration issued over 1,000 offshore fracking permits in Gulf of Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/frac-j08.html The United States has surpassed Saudi Arabia in daily oil production, primarily due to an increase in fracking. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3ac89e2-a594-4310-bf84-9dea6f7ef93F/frac-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Financial markets intervene in Australia’s political turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/elec-j08.html Standard &amp; Poor’s has decreed that the next government must “forcefully” impose severe cuts to social spending and other austerity measures. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeb6ec40-73c3-4e62-bb0a-f5e143e1e77N/elec-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z French parliamentary report on terror attacks calls for new police powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/fran-j08.html The report, which evades the role of the imperialist war in Syria in creating the Islamist networks that carried out the attacks, is awash with contradictions and evasions. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/834ef63e-da00-4a4d-8212-4a82b5f9307E/fran-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Protests against utility hikes in Kiev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/ukra-j08.html Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Ukraine’s capital to march against further increases in the cost of basic services, which have already tripled since late 2013. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb744589-b9f2-44a3-b9ad-73f995e0c7cK/ukra-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Chinese Walmart workers engage in wildcat strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/walm-j08.html The strike has spread rapidly, with Walmart workers determined to reach out to their national and international co-workers. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a593368-03d1-4408-a78a-460716a6b1fN/walm-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Deepening social inequality in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/inqu-j08.html The richest 10 percent now control 60 percent of the country’s wealth, while the working class is suffering from soaring housing costs and cuts to welfare services. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1afb9f1-008c-456c-bfff-546de16ef2aH/inqu-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z The New York Times on the Chilcot report on Iraq war: “Nothing new here” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/medi-j08.html During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the <em>Times</em> provided invaluable assistance to the Bush administration in dragging the American people into a criminal war based on lies. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c61c336-4b81-4624-a21a-1fed9b8db21E/medi-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/08/wkrs-j08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d04b6d3e-8de5-4a56-b1ec-10ec4aa3797C/wkrs-j08.html 2016-07-08T05:00:00Z Protests erupt following brutal police killing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/brla-j07.html The grisly execution-style murder is only the latest in an epidemic of police killings which have become a regular feature of American life. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdc21e6c-3703-45ec-b84e-dd855921c3dH/brla-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z The Chilcot verdict on Iraq: A war crime by British and US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/pers-j07.html The Chilcot report provides conclusive proof that those responsible for the war have the blood of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, on their hands. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84f97f07-8f08-4b00-b4a3-5dd73481a04N/pers-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Obama halts drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/afgh-j07.html The White House announced Wednesday that 8,400 US troops will remain deployed in Afghanistan until Obama leaves office next January. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8df59ce4-2009-45fd-bd7e-e076e8cf3bfK/afgh-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Signs of post-Brexit financial crisis mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/econ-j07.html The suspension of cash redemptions by six property investment firms in Britain could set off a crisis extending to the banking system. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52956fb2-58c5-4416-a5db-1757b49fc02I/econ-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Australian election crisis fuels rifts in governing Coalition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/libs-j07.html Even if Turnbull is able to form a government, the result will be an unstable administration, wracked by divisions. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef40d2ba-23ec-40b0-9554-70e8babd700A/libs-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Australia: Brewery maintenance workers rally to defend jobs, wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/carl-j07.html The unions organised the rally to place pressure on company executives to collaborate with them in driving down workers’ wages and conditions. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5720a12-bce5-4187-8fcb-a6355a36de2K/carl-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z US planners prepare air war on China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/usch-j07.html The Mitchell Institute report released last week reveals the detailed character of the Pentagon’s preparations and plans for a conflict with China. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42d1d075-beb3-4338-b5e1-cab012fdbb9D/usch-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z India and Iran approve Chabahar corridor, amid heightening tensions in South and Central Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/inir-j07.html To access energy resources and strike a strategic blow against China and Pakistan, India plans to build a transport corridor via Iran to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/150eafbf-c719-4e9b-a986-8a40d4df9a0H/inir-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors vote to reject contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/doct-j07.html Junior doctors rejected a contract supported by the British Medical Association union that slashes overtime pay and extends working hours. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70ec8997-40a5-430d-b410-988b37c41c7G/doct-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton uses Atlantic City casino strikers as campaign props http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/casi-j07.html In a gesture to the unions, Clinton used her speech to promote economic nationalism. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08609ace-bae4-434e-be6a-43ed8cf465cG/casi-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Chelsea Manning hospitalized, then returned to prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/mann-j07.html While some media reports claimed a suicide attempt was involved, this has not been confirmed by the Army or Manning’s attorneys. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8571b7f1-b78b-4c6a-b429-87ec6db99ecO/mann-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Wisconsin Department of Corrections force-feeds hunger strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/feed-j07.html The prisoners are protesting solitary confinement. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5aa4a49a-540b-4195-aa83-ad8ccf62719M/feed-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Brazil’s interim president vows to carry through “unpopular” austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/braz-j07.html The agenda of the interim government is to place the full weight of the country’s economic crisis onto the backs of the working class and poor. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81954a41-1e83-44ec-830b-525960b2282F/braz-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Canada Post moves to lock out 50,000 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/cupw-j07.html While Canada Post is pressing for sweeping concessions, the union, CUPW is seeking to isolate the workers and thwart strike action. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d3246ca-507e-4c34-826e-35ee5d6791bP/cupw-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Social Democrats, Left Party and Greens preparing coalition in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/redg-j07.html Despite its proponents’ left phrase-mongering, the proposed coalition would aim to secure German hegemony in Europe. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0db17ac8-78d2-4d1d-b116-3336d45f498F/redg-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Michael Cimino, director of <em>The Deer Hunter</em> and <em>Heaven’s Gate</em>, dead at 77 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/cimi-j07.html Cimino is best known as the director of <em>The Deer Hunter</em> (1978), which won numerous Academy Awards, and <em>Heaven’s Gate</em> (1980), which was denounced by leading critics, lost a great deal of money and severely damaged Cimino’s career. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2759940-5947-4d27-a557-415b124049bG/cimi-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Australian voters speak on Brexit and the political issues facing the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/inte-j07.html The remarks of workers and young people underscored the widespread hostility towards the political establishment. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1004285e-8e10-446f-bb92-07d721e3586H/inte-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Former UAW official Marc Stepp dies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/step-j07.html The sweeping concessions Stepp and other union officials imposed on Chrysler workers were a milestone in the corporatist degeneration of the UAW and the American labor movement as a whole. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9be2ee25-d6f8-4d8d-b70f-3f64c4d003cO/step-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Amid protests, French government uses emergency powers to impose draft labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/fran-j06.html The use of the constitution’s Article 49-3 to impose a redraft of the law without a vote in the National Assembly testifies to the Socialist Party’s contempt for democracy. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3633c5ef-df77-4893-855b-4addddbd9b9A/fran-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z The political issues posed by the Australian election crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/pers-j06.html The ruling elites, whether in Australia or around the world, cannot return to the stable and predictable parliamentary forms through which they governed in the past. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5148c350-5a22-4a2e-aff2-b92b345b9b2M/pers-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z FBI rejects criminal charges against Clinton in email investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/fbi-j06.html The decision clears a last major hurdle to Clinton’s becoming the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd99ebbe-c9e9-4a23-87b7-786a5d4c1aaH/fbi-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Obama campaigns with Hillary Clinton at North Carolina rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/obam-j06.html The speeches by Clinton and the current president continued to press the shopworn portrayal of the Democratic Party as a defender of the “middle class.” Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8133a04-ecf4-442e-83cd-1444568b119O/obam-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z UK Conservative leadership doubles down on Brexit as pound resumes plunge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/tory-j06.html The pound fell to a 31-year low against the dollar following news that economic growth in the UK slowed to less than 0.2 percent in the second quarter. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c8558f5-6b65-4c37-a408-ad6d31aa865C/tory-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Britain’s right-wing media call for creation of new pro-European Union party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/part-j06.html Leading commentators in the financial press view the founding of a new party as a means of reversing a strategic setback for the dominant sections of British capital. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa4d72fd-c9a7-412f-9ea9-2c637156799H/part-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Brexit to intensify Sri Lankan economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/econ-j06.html The British vote threatens to exacerbate Sri Lanka’s balance of payments crisis and deepen the widespread discontent over the government’s austerity measures. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afa5c0bc-7862-4a15-9b93-617df8f9b6cF/econ-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Chinese military drills ahead of South China Sea court ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/chin-j06.html The military exercises are meant as a warning to the US, which has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the sea over the past six years. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68cd72d3-f520-458b-a7c9-a839e0eef9dJ/chin-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Syriza government cuts pensions and privatises state property in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/gree-j06.html While the Syriza government is throwing pensioners into even more dire poverty, they are also selling off state property to foreign investors. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e541628d-656f-44bf-8f5a-e049b77ec49C/gree-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Lufthansa flight attendants union accepts arbitration agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/luft-j06.html By agreeing to the arbitration award, the union is stabbing cabin staff and pilots in the back in their struggle to defend jobs, wages and pensions. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82f7fd5b-a5ec-4629-8eb6-d837b68b106O/luft-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z UK: Forty-two years after Birmingham pub bombings, inquest to be reopened http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/birm-j06.html The inquest is into the bombings themselves and their victims, rather than the frame-up of six innocent men. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/208c5dee-957c-4d47-9c1a-324c7da188fB/birm-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z The Istanbul terror attack, the Boston Marathon bombings and the Chechen connection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/bost-j06.html There is ample evidence that the unholy alliance of US intelligence agencies with anti-Russian jihadist elements in the North Caucasus has produced at least one fatal terror attack within the borders of the United States. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9c35b11-2d4c-485a-8748-77b3b86cd5fG/bost-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Study reveals mass homelessness, hunger among California State University students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/csus-j06.html The study, the first of its kind at a public university, estimated that almost 1 in 10 CSU students were homeless while another 1 in 5 were hungry. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b34f9ef-2398-4798-b8a4-f85632319aaD/csus-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Australian election: Workers and young people speak on mounting social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/inte-j06.html Many of those who spoke to the WSWS expressed anger over the gutting of essential services, widespread unemployment and the growth of social inequality. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a260e85-d9a7-4f5e-be39-39671787a2dH/inte-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Video: SEP presidential candidate visits flood-ravaged West Virginia town http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/wvvd-j06.html Residents in Clendenin, West Virginia spoke with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White about last month’s floods, which nearly destroyed the small mountain community of 1,200 people. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3992115f-86a4-496d-b91e-c45fc14c993I/wvvd-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/06/stan-j06.html Ralph Stanley led one of the most remarkable groups in Bluegrass music and was among the genre’s greatest banjo players and singers. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/943466d6-d47c-4ff1-8f9a-7208e875603H/stan-j06.html 2016-07-06T05:00:00Z Australian corporate chief suggests a “dictator” to resolve political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/harv-j05.html Gerry Harvey’s remarks express widespread hostility within ruling circles towards democratic forms of rule. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d1299d1-c035-4350-9795-c98dc9da53bI/harv-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Brexit and the return of European militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/pers-j05.html The European Union has reacted to the outcome of the referendum on UK membership of the European Union by calling for the militarization of the continent. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/780511a9-08fd-49a5-bdd2-1e93247d5f7G/pers-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Australia: Deepening social discontent produces post-election turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/vote-j05.html The loss of support for the major parties, including the Greens, was most pronounced in the Senate where a record 26 percent of votes went to other political groupings. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/048b24f9-7fc6-40fc-b0bd-eee100b8578I/vote-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Washington plans escalation of war for regime-change in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/syra-j05.html Both the Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential candidates have declared their support for intensified bombing and the imposition of a no-fly zone directed against the Syrian regime and its Russian backers. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40079897-95e0-4a67-b372-67547b18782O/syra-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Union boss offers to broker “peace” deal with Labour’s anti-Corbyn plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/corb-j05.html A frantic last-ditch effort is being made to force the resignation of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so as to avoid a fresh leadership contest. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/845b579f-61ef-41ff-99af-a6814b3b9f1P/corb-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Legal challenge threatened following UK Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/brex-j05.html The move represents the most serious attempt to date to overturn the result of the referendum. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf0a063f-f8bb-4646-a8f5-a1dbc6f2a58M/brex-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z UK teachers hold one-day strike against education bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/teac-j05.html The strike by National Union of Teachers members takes place amid the drive for the complete privatisation of state education. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fb972f6-1aef-4a61-a7f7-4f0103c7005N/teac-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Volkswagen: 700 workers lose their jobs in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/volk-j05.html The VW board is using the company’s current crisis to make long-planned cuts in its workforce, relying heavily on the IG Metall trade union and its related works councils. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cfd86be-e70e-412d-aa9e-4107222a901N/volk-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z West Virginia flood highlights impact of budget cuts, decayed infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/wvir-j05.html Federal and state agencies ignored warnings about inadequate flood protections, home-building standards and the impact of logging and mining. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48d82fc0-49c9-4cb2-97dc-af357da12a8D/wvir-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Family files lawsuit against TSA for violent arrest of teenage cancer patient http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/tsa-j05.html Hannah Cohen, who is partially deaf, blind and paralyzed, was arrested while traveling home from cancer treatment and suffered bruising on her face and bloody cuts on her head. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17578bf9-b8ba-4a94-ac41-fa24209578cC/tsa-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Trump Taj Mahal casino workers strike continues through July Fourth weekend http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/casi-j05.html Nearly 1,000 workers at The Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City continued their walkout, fighting for restored health and pension benefits and a pay increase. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e1302f1-f0de-4406-862f-b6698f4a132J/casi-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z New Zealand pseudo-lefts silent on Maoist alliance with Philippine president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/phil-j05.html Fightback and Redline have long promoted the CPP, which has now taken cabinet posts in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, a fascistic figure. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1650ecb0-0291-4e19-a5f2-920d3ca8fb9H/phil-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z US attempt to hustle India into Nuclear Suppliers Group stalls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/insg-j05.html US officials have vowed to work with India to secure its entry into the NSG, while joining India in suggesting that Beijing was responsible for its rebuff. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f44da0a-5d64-40e4-bc13-7fd97532c26K/insg-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Australian voters speak out against drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/elin-j05.html Despite the official conspiracy of silence over the US plans for war against China, workers and youth expressed concern about the growth of militarism. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46532c6b-8291-4675-ae87-6fd55194ad0H/elin-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z The Fort Bragg baseball game, American militarism and the Fourth of July http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/brag-j05.html Sunday’s baseball game at the Fort Bragg military base was intended to manipulate the celebration of the American Revolution in order to promote militarism and war. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7198057a-293f-4c6e-83fb-911b15a9175E/brag-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Video discussion from West Virginia: SEP candidates Jerry White and Naomi Spencer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/vide-j05.html On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90d29653-b98c-4066-878f-80f0590e144J/vide-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/juno-j05.html Juno’s mission will reveal the interior structure of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, and answer significant questions about its formation. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d1d545d-5060-48b6-82a8-01ffb311ecbE/juno-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/wkrs-j05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a213ca91-9a0b-428d-a31f-a3df5bfe1e0L/wkrs-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z No party able to claim victory in Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/aust-j04.html The 2016 election marks a definite turning point in the crisis that has wracked the Australian political establishment over the past nine years. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8763dc9-cb3b-42cb-8a2a-34ad9a3683eC/aust-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/pers-j04.html The American Revolution provided the ideological and political impetus for the French Revolution and all subsequent democratic, egalitarian and socialist movements. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5d9daad-8526-4d11-8456-96f5937e8b0O/pers-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Dhaka hostage crisis ends in a violent military assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/dhak-j04.html Whoever the perpetrators of Dhaka hostage-taking, this type of terrorism has been fomented by the US-led wars in the Middle East. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90b6cfa4-ceb1-4341-b7dc-02bfa4c3593A/dhak-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Terror attacks shake US-backed Baghdad regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/iraq-j04.html At least 125 Iraqis were killed by a massive car bomb explosion in Baghdad Saturday, underscoring the crisis of the US-backed Iraq state Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd685493-0bcb-4204-b8f9-0af0afd980eP/iraq-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z All candidates in UK Tory leadership contest pledge to uphold Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/tory-j04.html The British Conservative Party leadership contest proceeds under conditions of a gathering economic crisis and rancorous divisions within the ruling elite over the referendum result. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d569618-6d28-42cc-89d9-11476878330M/tory-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Uncertainty in Japan following Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/japa-j04.html Japanese vice foreign minister Sugiyama held high-level talks in Washington, London and Brussels, stressing the need for political, economic and security coordination. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eb39dfe-be25-4187-b7a6-f06fd8db730K/japa-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Brexit financial fallout widens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/econ-j04.html Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned of “economic post-traumatic stress” hitting financial markets, businesses and households. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/663f3744-76cc-4800-8d06-f14d3f97ff5C/econ-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton interviewed by FBI in email investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/clin-j04.html The Democratic presidential candidate was accompanied by five lawyers for her three-hour interview. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d003f9c-9ddb-4e1d-842c-3254922f1e0B/clin-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Louisiana sheriff uses anti-Semitic slur, threatens to shoot federal prosecutor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/nopv-j04.html Despite the numerous federal probes and empty police reform initiatives, law enforcement continues to assume an increasingly arrogant and thuggish character. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4915cdfe-ac9e-46d9-951e-5c43520a5d0C/nopv-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Supreme Court overturns bribery conviction for former Virginia governor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/brib-j04.html The unanimous decision is a green light for the ever-more direct domination of corporate and financial interests over the American political system. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89f8f57e-8feb-48d7-89f2-dd2e5fe9ec7G/brib-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Obama administration blames suicide hotline workers for veteran deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/vets-j04.html The architects of war are seeking to blame the working class for a veteran suicide crisis caused by the sadistic character of the wars themselves. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95a8d4ed-d00a-4a04-a295-4cc227ab83aB/vets-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Israel implements collective punishment after the stabbing of teenager http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/isra-j04.html The IDF carried out detention raids in Bani Nai’im and Hebron, as clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and the IDF. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b77dfbc6-06d7-45f2-b841-fb85969f87bM/isra-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Europe and US continue anti-Russian sanctions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/rsan-j04.html On the same day the EU extended asset freezes, travel bans, and trade embargoes targeting Russia, the US announced new sanctions directed against the Russian defense industry. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad542b2f-ba72-45f7-b3bc-8751d04b837H/rsan-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party candidates talk with West Virginians angered over lack of federal aid for flood victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/vide-j04.html In the aftermath of the flash floods that killed at least 20 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the Obama administration is providing only a pittance in federal aid. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a31edd48-3fd8-490f-88d9-9bace086816C/vide-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Live Facebook discussion with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/face-j04.html On July 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, White and Spencer will talk about the elections in West Virginia and the political situation in the United States. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c7d3abd-500a-41a6-8990-f6d94fddc8bO/face-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 4-10 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/twih-j04.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48c834d1-0cac-4cf3-8b47-ad1e5b910f5L/twih-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Economic inequality soars in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/rich-j02.html Average incomes of the top 1 percent rose twice as fast as the incomes of the remaining 99 percent of Americans in 2015. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0d7268c-e9ad-41ee-a7b7-989c7fae41eA/rich-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Obama’s drone order: Institutionalizing a state murder operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/pers-j02.html The figures released by the White House on civilian victims of illegal US drone strikes are a fraction of the numbers documented by independent investigations. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d54bf2a-2707-4691-8e29-f02c9096d4aA/pers-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Britain’s Labour shadow chancellor seeks to appease anti-Corbyn coup plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/corb-j02.html The highest echelons of the state have determined that a refashioned Labour Party may be the best means of reversing the vote for Britain to exit the EU. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2209f80b-e389-478e-82f7-6d9de693fbbG/corb-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z China grapples with implications of Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/chin-j02.html The British vote to leave the EU has undermined China’s strategy of using the UK as a stepping stone to Europe and has broader geopolitical ramifications. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8561b1a-c5fe-4143-a055-56f33a6dd29C/chin-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Austrian high court overturns presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/aust-j02.html The Constitutional Court in Vienna has ruled that the second round of Austria’s presidential election must “be completely re-run throughout Austria.” Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/040b9fdd-a3f3-4128-a03f-cf9bcff1f79N/aust-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Courts persecute opponents of French labour law in Amiens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/amie-j02.html Two anti-El Khomri law protesters, Manon Chelmy and high school student Jules, 18, were sentenced to 90 hours of community service. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22c0c589-932d-4442-807a-43acb5928feB/amie-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Canada to jointly lead NATO’s new “advanced force” against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/nato-j02.html The deployment was announced less than 24 hours after President Obama called on Canada to play a greater role in NATO and spend more on its military. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/338d8b81-0db9-487b-8bd1-2a1bccf6de4H/nato-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z US attorney general vows to rubber-stamp FBI findings in Clinton e-mail case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/doji-j02.html Friday’s announcement by Loretta Lynch was precipitated by allegations of impropriety after the revelation of her clandestine meeting with Bill Clinton at an Arizona airport. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b270b8d-6354-457e-b1c2-7815d9f5afbI/doji-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Workers strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/stri-j02.html Close to 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen and servers at The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City have begun a strike for a livable wage, health care and pension benefits. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/361d0cf3-26b1-4b5a-af18-e958c1c2d4bD/stri-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Arbitration decision in US Postal workers contract expected soon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/uspo-j02.html There is every reason to believe that any agreement imposed by an arbitrator will be another multi-tier, takeaway contract. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c0a1b01-5a55-4342-b492-5abf1a2730bG/uspo-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z UK Bus workers suspended in Leeds following strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/leed-j02.html All over the UK, the Unite union is presiding over a situation whereby bus workers are paid myriad different rates for doing the same job. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ce44870-6cdf-4ae6-a467-f39a5cb57bdL/leed-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Bahrain cracks down on dissent across sectarian divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/bahr-j02.html Since the 2011 demonstrations, there have been almost daily skirmishes between Shiite youths and security forces, as well as several bomb attacks. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41cecf7b-7a3c-4abc-afd2-2969dc47564B/bahr-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z PNG government inquiry to witch-hunt students for campus unrest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/pngs-j02.html The government’s curfews are a warning of the punitive agenda behind its Commission of Inquiry. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad471e94-f994-4653-b477-82f0f21132bM/pngs-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Warmongering and historical falsification on 75th anniversary of German invasion of Soviet Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/barb-j02.html On German television, presenter Guido Knopp and historians Jörg Baberowski and Sönke Neitzel questioned whether Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa was a deliberately planned war of annihilation. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa87e7e8-9e4a-4891-8227-8077edab2aeI/barb-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Australian election: Another Labor war-monger runs for parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/khal-j02.html Khalil is well known within Washington foreign policy, military and diplomatic circles. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae745313-8979-4ce0-b46c-b9d600353c6G/khal-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Melbourne warehouse workers welcome SEP campaign against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/toll-j02.html Workers at the Coles-Toll plant spoke on the growing threat of a US-led war against China and Russia, as well as the rising war danger globally. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54cc6a62-ee4c-4d69-ab3d-8ad523b114cK/toll-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z <em>Genius</em>: “Just simply corny” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/geni-j02.html British director Michael Grandage’s film is about American novelist Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and his famous editor, Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth). Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0667814c-9228-434f-b39a-3ff70f6f221L/geni-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/02/labo-j02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78e60cc4-59d2-4cb1-b30f-acab3265eaeF/labo-j02.html 2016-07-02T05:00:00Z Vote Socialist Equality Party on July 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/vsep-j01.html The SEP is the only party that fights for the socialist reorganisation of society, in Australia and internationally, to end war and meet the social rights of the working class. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03e2b267-b847-49b5-801c-e2576b7616cE/vsep-j01.html 2016-07-01T06:00:00Z Brexit vote heightens tensions in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/unio-j01.html Last week’s vote by the United Kingdom has been met by an intensified drive by Germany to exert dominance over the European continent. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db3130b6-fd2c-40bd-b68c-fe75ee3457dJ/unio-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z The Istanbul airport bombing: Blowback from the war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/pers-j01.html The identification of all three suicide bombers as having come from Russia and former Soviet republics points to broader geo-strategic forces underlying the terrorist attack. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c25d598-11d2-4a04-9d2e-9439f77f1c2O/pers-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Australian workers and students voice concerns on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/ints-j01.html Many of those interviewed expressed opposition to the whipping up of nationalism and xenophobia. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fd8532b-4e65-42e6-a449-7131cbdc696A/ints-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z French president pushes for labor law vote as unions try to defuse protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/holl-j01.html Having already threatened to ban protests against the law under the state of emergency, the PS government is working with the union bureaucracies to wind down opposition. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da8582c5-1a33-42bb-b18d-90d95ebd11aI/holl-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Bill Clinton meets with attorney general on Arizona tarmac http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/lync-j01.html The contact between the head of the Justice Department and Hillary Clinton’s husband was highly unusual. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43db3ba7-a0e9-476c-8d9d-e14c1444cfbM/lync-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z US Senate gives last-minute approval to Puerto Rico debt package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/puer-j01.html The US Senate approved on June 29 a debt measure for Puerto Rico, less than 48 hours before the island was to default on a $2.1 billion debt. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50ce4e09-4f8f-4ba6-be2e-61fb6b5a9dfD/puer-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z US Congress rejects funding to combat the Zika virus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/zika-j01.html The Zika virus is currently sweeping through Puerto Rico with the potential to spread to the US mainland. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d197bbe-4c17-4194-8d2e-b89bbc934bbE/zika-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Wider questions arise from Flint water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/flin-j01.html The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that some 5,300 water systems, serving 18 million people, are in violation of US lead and copper rules. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff1fc1b0-7381-4919-8fde-f0dde2bcac2E/flin-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Freight trains collide in Texas, burst into flames http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/coll-j01.html BNSF Railway acknowledged that Positive Train Control (PTC) has not yet been installed on the section of track where the collision took place. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23a6b902-8384-4352-8b34-c97e01d885eE/coll-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Duterte takes office as president of the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/phil-j01.html Duterte’s presidency represents a move by the Philippine ruling class to resolve the political crises in the country through dictatorial forms of rule. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b9d0a07-ba57-4663-88e7-53913db087eK/phil-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z More student bodies disaffiliate from UK National Union of Students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/disa-j01.html The right-wing nature of the disaffiliation campaigns is plain to see from the heavy involvement of the Conservative Party. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e10be59e-1e43-42bb-a78d-0c3f7d881c8O/disa-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z The anti-Corbyn coup and calls for a second referendum on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/brxe-j01.html The strategic interests of the ruling elite in Britain and the US—especially as regards NATO and its military provocations against Russia—require that the referendum result be rescinded. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91cd7699-9e07-4ff6-be21-4275fd33f17J/brxe-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z The Australian election and the assault on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/refu-j01.html Workers and youth must defend the basic rights of asylum seekers as an essential part of the struggle to unify the working class internationally. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0d979d4-a5e2-4e95-b84d-909e0ad54a7M/refu-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/01/wkrs-j01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4966ebd7-fb2f-45e2-ad74-f3ec6ba051eC/wkrs-j01.html 2016-07-01T05:00:00Z Death toll in Istanbul airport attack rises to 41 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/ista-j30.html The massacre is the tragic yet predictable outcome of the NATO powers' backing of Al Qaeda-linked forces in their war for regime-change in Syria. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/350b8a2e-77e5-4445-9ac4-0a89b9f6da7L/ista-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Sanders’ “political revolution” revealed: Nationalist reaction and support for Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/pers-j30.html The sorry and reactionary outcome of Sanders’ “political revolution” is not only his own total integration into the Democratic Party, but his emergence as spokesman for its most nationalist wing. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8515b48c-4991-4078-9d45-18ba71030a9H/pers-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z EU maintains hard line toward UK over Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/brex-j30.html While officially expressing dismay over the result of the Brexit referendum, EU leaders now see it as an opportunity to turn the EU into an aggressive military power. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06294425-e4e7-4bef-ad8f-70556c24b48G/brex-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Candidates line up in UK Conservative leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/tori-j30.html Former London Mayor Boris Johnson today quit the leadership race after it became clear that not only was he unacceptable to the Remain wing of the party, but he was considered unreliable by the euro-sceptics. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71e9e830-dd27-45dd-8250-6d31926dec1B/tori-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Brexit vote highlights deepening crisis in global economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/econ-j30.html The Brexit outcome has revealed acute problems in the “quantitative easing” program that the world’s major central banks have used to sustain the global financial system over the past eight years. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d68ca48-92d1-4fb9-9ea3-3bf58bb6f03C/econ-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z UK Labour right wing mounts leadership challenge against Corbyn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/corb-j30.html The coup against Corbyn is considered vital to the ability of the British ruling class to safeguard its interests globally. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a3fc6f4-aa38-40bb-8f7b-9cb31391f28F/corb-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Thousands turn up for cancelled “Remain in EU” rallies throughout the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/rema-j30.html The purpose of those addressing the rally was to exploit the frustration and anger of young people at the referendum result and its consequences. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d9e05db-6689-4e09-9609-e43d640ab45P/rema-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Spanish interior minister used state apparatus to topple opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/spai-j30.html The “Fernándezgate” recordings, which show Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz conspiring against political opponents, expose the disintegration of democratic forms of rule in Spain. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d355545b-2986-4845-97d7-e8f7936a5d7D/spai-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z The Australian Labor Party and the “Gonski” school funding fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/gons-j30.html While Labor’s planned education funding is a hoax, its plans for regressive new measures against public school teachers are immediate and real. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28944f75-e88e-4f7e-91f1-4b18ed73ca7M/gons-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Law-and-order campaign follows sentencing in Stanford sexual assault case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/stan-j30.html The California state legislature is poised to enact new mandatory sentencing laws that will greatly expand the prison population and the police powers of the state. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c6aa617-ad30-4f92-b70c-80aa68622d6E/stan-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z North American summit dominated by Brexit fallout and geopolitical rivalries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/nasu-j30.html Obama took a direct swipe at China, warning that if the three North American countries did not act together, other countries in Asia would write the rules of global trade. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f24618c3-f1b9-436a-afd8-940bbb0ef53O/nasu-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Dow Chemical slashes 2,500 jobs ahead of DuPont merger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/dowc-j30.html The layoffs, which will hit workers in Michigan, North Carolina and Japan, are just the beginning of the bloodletting being prepared by the merging chemical giants. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d305a26-14fa-4518-b347-e92689e05e7J/dowc-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Australian artists and industry professionals oppose funding cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/arta-j30.html Consecutive Labor and Coalition governments have slashed millions of dollars in funding to a range of artistic disciplines and cultural institutions. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92a4f8a1-e724-4c00-897b-a899d9e362bG/arta-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film <em>Free State of Jones</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/blow-j30.html <em>Free State of Jones</em>, about a white farmer in Mississippi who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come under sharp attack from the “new right” of identity politics advocates. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/082423fa-d48d-4f82-a813-4308d9c3aa0J/blow-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z The international significance of the Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/aust-j30.html The political volatility and instability of Australian politics is another symptom of the deepening crisis of global capitalism, sharply expressed in the British vote to leave the European Union. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31515222-6605-4c27-a5a6-cb8f81c5d78F/aust-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z The Greens’ Adam Bandt promotes a ruling coalition with Labor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/30/band-j30.html The Greens MP has reassured the ruling elite of the Greens’ commitment to a “stable” and “responsible” parliament. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd703010-ca89-4a3d-a056-6d689edb025N/band-j30.html 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z Tensions erupt at Brussels summit on British exit from EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/euro-j29.html The European Union is aggressively pressing for Britain to speed up the process of withdrawal and renegotiation of treaties and trade relations with the 27-member bloc. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/def655a9-d4bd-4335-9a80-2229ba4b97cO/euro-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z The West Virginia floods and America's class divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/pers-j29.html While the immediate trigger for the floods was record-setting rainfall, like all natural disasters, the extent of the damage and its human impact were determined by conditions that are man-made. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfdf2e7f-105e-4e1a-9f28-0a94fd8f027M/pers-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z In right-wing putsch, UK Labour MPs deliver overwhelming anti-Corbyn vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/corb-j29.html The motivation of the parliamentary Labour Party is not their professed concern that Corbyn could not win a general election, but their fear that he very well might. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ff5b2b-489a-4dd9-b92b-f02760d341aE/corb-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Brexit crisis poses disintegration of United Kingdom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/scot-j29.html The Scottish National Party is sounding out the EU and its member states to explore whether Scotland could retain EU membership if the UK leaves. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56db1846-474b-4c23-86b2-5fd5d399d7eO/scot-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Workers at two UK rail companies strike against threat to jobs and safety http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/rail-j29.html On all existing driver-only operations there are no conductors or onboard staff, other than the revenue inspectors. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca453877-5a74-4307-b011-9f82976b9daI/rail-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z After Brexit: Berlin calls for German-European military union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/germ-j29.html Following the initial shock over the result of the Brexit referendum, the German elite is attempting to exploit the crisis to exert their economic and political dominance within the EU. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f923909-727f-4df7-9a03-56d9e8a8a29G/germ-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in bomb attacks at Istanbul airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/turk-j29.html The death toll has mounted in the second major terrorist attack on a European airport in three months. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73c11b74-f279-4954-8d07-c7fb7865a40L/turk-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Teachers union reaches agreement with Mexican government as blockades spread http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/mexi-j29.html The CNTE and Morena are maneuvering to prevent opposition to education reform from developing into a direct confrontation between the working class and the Peña Nieto government. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d4c301f-caf2-4d21-bdef-6f34f0ca2c5M/mexi-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Obama’s war in Iraq and the third battle of Fallujah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/iraq-j29.html The “liberation” of Fallujah, touted as a victory, has already inflamed sectarian conflicts and set the stage for further escalation of the Obama administration’s renewed war in Iraq. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b416eeaf-e1ed-4985-9147-377ca3f9323L/iraq-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z US Congressional report on Benghazi leaves roots of attack in the dark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/beng-j29.html The partisan Republican probe produced no new evidence indicting its principal target, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a2dc076-8ac6-4c6d-b185-c8e6ec84b81K/beng-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Illinois public sector devastated as budget impasse approaches one-year mark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/illi-j29.html Many parts of state and local government will soon run out of money as the Democratic-controlled state legislature and the Republican governor continue wrangling over how to slash public services. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b700043-467f-4d93-88c3-380566ba289H/illi-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania school districts face catastrophic funding crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/penn-j29.html Financially distressed school districts are axing staff and educational programs and increasing class sizes in an effort to offset budget cuts that have taken a damaging toll. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/721a4d3d-7e78-4556-8c88-3cd54fc28f0M/penn-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Trudeau blocks inquiry into Canada’s role in torture of Afghan detainees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/cana-29-06-j29.html Like the Conservatives, the Liberals are determined to cover up for the war crimes of the military which they view as vital for asserting the global interests of Canadian capitalism. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f10e2d28-a28a-4f71-84d9-3cbdf01d95cA/cana-29-06-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z One in six Australians experience food insecurity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/food-j29.html The Foodbank report revealed that many charities could not meet the rising demand for food aid, resulting in 43,000 people being turned away empty-handed every month. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fd6c8e1-05ec-4bdc-982f-f8c75740acdM/food-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Socialist Alliance: A pseudo-left ally of the Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/pseu-j29.html Socialist Alliance is not only falsely promoting the Greens as a progressive alternative to Labor and the Liberals, but is considering liquidating itself into this capitalist party. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a28a33f8-8e05-45e9-8d1b-d3be7c18c47A/pseu-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Glen Lazarus Team promotes nationalism and xenophobia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/laza-j29.html Lazarus blames all of the current economic and social woes on foreign governments, corporations or workers. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/763e7ea3-20a1-46c9-9737-c839a2ce35bM/laza-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Video: SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White discusses US elections, lessons of Sanders campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/jwvd-j29.html Jerry White spoke with SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore in a live Facebook discussion on the current state of the US election campaign and its global context. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6d675a3-a84a-4a19-9082-0360faba27fN/jwvd-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z Further steps in finding an Earth-like planet outside the solar system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/29/kepl-j29.html The prospects of finding another planet similar to our own are steadily increasing. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7360c322-41d6-4750-b926-47098cadcf5B/kepl-j29.html 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z EU leaders call for rapid British exit and European military buildup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/euro-j28.html The European Union is making plans for increased austerity and an independent military policy, setting the stage for explosive international conflicts, including with the US. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30c26219-26ee-407c-94d0-33e15392218O/euro-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Financial market turmoil continues in wake of Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/econ-j28.html British government leaders have issued statements claiming they have the situation under control, but to no avail as financial markets continue to plummet. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58bf4cc5-0d0c-49d4-8f75-6e729ae4afcM/econ-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Australian politicians appeal for “strong government” after Brexit vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/brex-j28.html Nervous pleas for a “stable” majority government have been accompanied by corporate media demands for harsh austerity measures. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13e6f5fb-bada-4fe6-9e1a-168eb8310edE/brex-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Russian president seeks closer economic and strategic ties in Beijing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/puti-j28.html The two countries are being driven closer together by fears of the growing danger of war posed by the United States. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f127a2d-84aa-420b-bcd9-e048f9f9cc7G/puti-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Massive rally in Mexico City condemns massacre of Oaxaca teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/cnte-j28.html A week after the police massacre of teachers and their supporters in Oaxaca, people across Mexico continue occupations and to disrupt of highway traffic in protest. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9f6ec15-712a-4150-810a-5340b0c1cb4H/cnte-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Download the Socialist Equality Party How-To-Vote card http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/htvc-j28.html Download the SEP How-To-Vote cards for the Senate in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, and for the lower house electorates of Grayndler and Blaxland in Sydney, and Wills in Melbourne. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69fe6d75-5d00-446d-81e2-542f8373f3cM/htvc-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court strikes down Texas anti-abortion law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/abor-j28.html In a 5-3 decision the Supreme Court invalidated two provisions of a Texas law that deliberately imposed burdensome requirements intended to close medical clinics that provide abortion services. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59f10bda-5ee1-4565-b397-558ffbb0ec8E/abor-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Elizabeth Warren campaigns with Clinton as possible running mate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/warr-j28.html Warren’s “progressivism” and rhetorical denunciations of Wall Street would be leveraged to convince disappointed Sanders supporters to vote for Clinton in November. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1332b6bf-76a4-44e6-ad41-d302211b2c3D/warr-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Violent confrontation at Sacramento racist demonstration leaves 10 injured http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/sacr-j28.html Ten people were left injured, at least three critically, after a violent clash between a fascist white nationalist group and counter-demonstrators at the California state capitol. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7a803c5-d8fa-47cf-9623-25ddacad0b9N/sacr-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z UAW exposes secret 2014 deal with Volkswagen to recognize union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/uawv-j28.html Behind the backs of workers who had voted to reject UAW affiliation, the union tops conspired with management to unilaterally impose the UAW on a recalcitrant workforce. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd7382f2-e17b-4812-8acc-46453541a16B/uawv-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z IG Metall trade union backs Volkswagen board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/igme-j28.html IG Metall sprang to the support of management, which is exploiting the emission scandal to impose the biggest ever attacks on jobs, wages and conditions. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ede3fef2-935a-44e5-ad7a-6c48759102aL/igme-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Government’s “plan for safe El Salvador” fuels death squads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/salv-j28.html El Salvador's state and gang violence and its strong relation with stagnant poverty, have led one-fifth of Salvadorans to emigrate. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f8c6481-ef1e-4bfc-9f68-d4ef8de4c08E/salv-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists try to paper over deep rift over tie-up with Congress Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/cpim-j28.html The CPM leadership has effectively given its West Bengal unit the green light to continue its alliance with the big business Congress Party. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/635f033f-b5b2-4721-a6d2-3943ed27afcI/cpim-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Australian Labor’s fraudulent apprenticeship scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/appr-j28.html Over the past four years, under both Labor and the Coalition, the number of apprenticeships has plummeted from 516,000 to 295,000. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a708f5f-e7fd-41b8-95d2-2b684386743K/appr-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Oppose the coup plot against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/pers-j28.html With the ruling elite facing its deepest political crisis since World War 2, the highest echelons of the British state have concluded that no oppositional sentiment to austerity, militarism and war can be tolerated. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af4566e4-9b5c-413c-8a82-3c48702ba45G/pers-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z <em>Free State of Jones</em>: Three cheers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/free-j28.html Gary Ross’s film is a fictional account of an intriguing, but little known chapter in American history. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d97745a2-6ac1-4f95-9daf-9ac48070584P/free-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z SEP rallies present socialist answer to war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/sepa-j28.html For the first time, the SEP streamed the Sydney meeting live on its Facebook page, enabling people to participate across Australia and internationally. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60b5989a-9b71-43a4-aefd-d056fb0b8e3J/sepa-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z US presidential candidate Jerry White addresses SEP election rallies in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/whit-j28.html Jerry White spoke to Australian audiences on the need for the international unity of the working class against war, inequality and the capitalist system. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/724523ac-3d3f-4741-b55a-ae9bfebeabaD/whit-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Participants at SEP rallies speak about war, Brexit, the social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/intv-j28.html Workers and youth attending the Socialist Equality Party’s final election meetings in Australia discuss major political and historical questions. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aff4ad6-29e0-47d7-ab4a-fae130fa4d4F/intv-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Social roots of the West Virginia floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/wvir-j28.html Every “natural disaster” contains within it a social disaster. As with Hurricane Katrina, or the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan, the flooding in West Virginia reveals the real class relations of American society. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9203f4dc-674c-48c3-9920-8ba2fec76c8E/wvir-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Grocery workers vote to strike in Southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/ufcw-j28.html After three months without a contract, grocery workers at Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons vote to strike. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb37b40d-f5de-4941-b816-be2abf31003E/ufcw-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72022ec-262e-4108-aee2-9a361f1993fK/wkrs-j28.html 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z After Brexit, mounting warnings of global slump and financial panic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/econ-j27.html The ongoing sell-off in global financial markets comes amid a chorus of warnings by international institutions that the world economy faces a deepening crisis. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25a419c7-cffd-4cab-a64a-1cf7daaee0aC/econ-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z The way forward after the Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/pers-j27.html The only certainty in the aftermath of the Leave vote is that the assault on the working class will be intensified, as the ruling elite demand greater sacrifices in the “national interest.” Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa39f4c1-fda3-4521-961c-fc78e6739e9P/pers-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Clinton seizes on Brexit vote to tout her credentials as defender of Washington’s global interests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/clin-j27.html Clinton responded to the British vote to leave the EU by reaffirming her claim to be the most qualified commander-in-chief for American imperialism in a crisis situation. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/856e5f56-e0a3-4255-8b71-9bbcdca5c67N/clin-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Amid mass abstention, right-wing PP wins Spanish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/espa-j27.html The result is particularly humiliating for the Unidos Podemos led by Pablo Iglesias, the coalition put together by the Stalinist-led United Left and Podemos. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bde01717-3ae6-4eb9-b086-a5ca7b4bbc3B/espa-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Taiwanese airline cabin crews strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/taiw-j27.html The walk-out highlights the growing anger more broadly throughout the Taiwanese working class. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3183d352-f119-4cbf-81ca-d2de4678954I/taiw-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge to affirmative action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/affi-j27.html The protracted and embittered litigation over affirmative action highlights the policy’s central importance to the political, corporate and military establishment. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ec21f4d-68a8-4f4a-903b-73363851d5aI/affi-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Southern West Virginia communities devastated by flash floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/wvir-j27.html Remote towns in the mountainous coalfield region of the state are assessing the destruction from last week’s historic flooding. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aee0add3-17a1-468d-ab4f-c46d0a7e5c9G/wvir-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Michigan governor signs Detroit Public Schools dissolution measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/dpst-j27.html Hundreds of teachers and parents turned out for a town hall informational meeting called by local Democrats to explain the legislative deal which will terminate the Detroit Public Schools. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3f62eb1-cd1e-43bf-9734-15d383e401fJ/dpst-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Detroit teachers and parents speak out against public school reorganization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/ints-j27.html Teachers and parents spoke to the WSWS at a public town hall meeting held in the wake of the legislative deal to dissolve the 174-year-old Detroit Public Schools. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6d09d53-a596-461e-853c-8249ce31360M/ints-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Michigan public school teacher messages of solidarity with Mexican teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/soli-j27.html Michigan public school teachers express their support for teachers in Oaxaca and throughout Mexico in the face of last week’s government massacre. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eda969a-d4f6-4503-86f8-f2206425aa9L/soli-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Half of ArcelorMittal workers abstain as USW pushes through concessions deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/arce-j27.html The deal paves the way for an accelerated attack on the jobs, wages, health and retiree benefits of workers at the US facilities owned by the world’s largest steelmaking company. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/707cc61c-95e8-4839-8e8a-5617d3cf323I/arce-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian youth face historic social reversal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/yout-j27.html Today’s young people confront higher unemployment , more insecure work, increased housing costs, greater debts and higher tuition fees than earlier generations. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d3eef7c-1084-4a50-a9b3-f1964744d73C/yout-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand extends military deployment in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/iqnz-j27.html Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, New Zealand soldiers are assisting the predatory US war to dominate the Middle East. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d897201b-949f-4a94-83c7-b6c46c21f30P/iqnz-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z World Wealth Report 2016: The number of German millionaires increases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/mill-j27.html Along with the US, Japan and China, Germany is one of the four countries with the most millionaires in the world. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbb8ca79-7deb-474b-bd2d-932cf0ec455F/mill-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative promotes Labor and the Greens as “lesser evil” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/salt-j27.html “Lesser evilism” has long been the pseudo-lefts’ stock-in-trade at election time, but it takes on added political significance amid the deepening crisis of the two-party system. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70f11a1e-bb51-45fa-9189-1fb8e8c7db4I/salt-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z The Australian election’s “save Medicare” fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/medi-j27.html For four decades, the reality has been one of a relentless assault on public health care by Labor and Coalition governments alike. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03cd973b-c89f-41cf-843e-b2abe381ceeN/medi-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Nurses unions shut down emerging strike wave http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/lamc-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to nurses on the picket line in Los Angeles who were eager to continue the fight against for-profit health care. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29b100e0-e67b-4a6b-9aa1-8861ea69192A/lamc-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses union ends strike without new contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/alli-j27.html As the week-long walkout by Minnesota nurses concludes, nurses have been ordered back to work without the slightest concession from Allina Health executives. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71b7e38a-5a6e-49fb-b7a0-8855a57f753N/alli-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 27-July 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/27/twih-j27.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a50e6fb9-3e98-491c-8a78-fa2f1515c65H/twih-j27.html 2016-06-27T05:00:00Z Brexit vote intensifies conflicts within European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/euro-j25.html The process of European integration begun just after World War II, intended to build political institutions that would make a new world war impossible, is unraveling. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b071f70-2ffb-489a-b357-661f73ff165P/euro-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z UK vote to Leave the European Union triggers economic and political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/brex-j25.html The result of the UK referendum has sent a seismic shock not only through Britain, but also through Europe and the world. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb4642cb-2242-4046-a790-8bc3e77bda8K/brex-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z UK “leave” vote batters financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/mark-j25.html The British pound plunged to a 31-year low, European stock markets crashed and US markets erased their gains for the year following the Brexit vote. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f1faade-b4ea-45e6-ae73-396ff96f2b0L/mark-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Spain’s elections intensify crisis of bourgeois rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/spai-j25.html Whatever unstable coalition of parties could emerge after the June 26 elections, it will be deeply hostile to the growing militancy in the European working class. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86f4de44-3a0c-40d5-8389-bf8ea1b721aJ/spai-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders confirms he will vote for Clinton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/sand-j25.html The Vermont senator has not officially suspended his campaign, but he has done everything short of formally endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d17ce1a3-3c35-492f-bb4c-c9c4b98922cJ/sand-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Congressional Democrats stage “sit-in” stunt on gun control http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/dems-j25.html Congressional Democrats demanded that the House vote on reactionary legislation which would expand the repressive scope of the government's secret “no-fly” list. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a3d8b0e-fa63-4fce-86bf-bffd9b1a03fM/dems-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Flash floods kill dozens, prompt state of emergency in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/wvir-j25.html Flooding across the state of West Virginia Thursday swept away houses, damaged bridges and roads, and killed at least fifteen people. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20869853-6088-4273-a17e-d0b5e6804fbN/wvir-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Egyptian military regime steps up repression as food becomes unaffordable http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/egyp-j25.html In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis and the political upheavals following Mubarak’s ouster in 2011, Egypt’s economy has gone into free fall. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13726669-abb9-480d-b90a-5c10eb28090L/egyp-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea student leaders invoke “reconciliation” to shut down protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/pngs-j25.html The SRC’s perspective—limited calls for the prime minister’s removal—has brought the protest movement, at this point, to a dead-end. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bac35560-1fcc-4f1f-b1eb-db57d5527d7G/pngs-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z The Oaxaca massacre and the eruption of class struggle in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/pers-j25.html The resurgence of class struggle expressed in the protests of Mexican teachers is part of a growing radicalization of workers internationally. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba0612f5-f088-4548-bfa6-1cb2b65f424C/pers-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z SEP candidate opposes Greens and Labor on refugees and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/foru-j25.html Will Fulgenzi explained the SEP’s socialist perspective and its opposition to the nationalist, pro-war policies of Labor, the Greens and the pseudo-left Socialist Alliance. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44b415b0-d3e0-49d6-9516-7d0b86cf158K/foru-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Queensland SEP candidate discusses socialism and war on 4ZZZ radio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/4zzz-j25.html Mike Head’s interview began with the 1917 Russian Revolution and outlined the danger of war, the attack on basic democratic rights and the need for a genuinely socialist alternative. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fe3f40d-0ef9-4514-b920-f659f8db0f3D/4zzz-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z <em>25 April</em>: Animated documentary on New Zealand’s role in the Gallipoli invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/apri-j25.html The film shows the horrors of war but fails to challenge the nationalist mythology surrounding the Anzacs. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1292b1f9-f238-4a47-96bf-39065c1ce19C/apri-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Kaiser Permanente nurses in Los Angeles on strike again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/lamc-j25.html Nurses launched a four-day strike at Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center, fighting for back pay, better wages, adequate staffing and patients’ safety. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38532cf6-92b7-4fb0-a389-5d937e2d712E/lamc-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Delta Airlines pilots hold protest over stalled contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/delt-j25.html With the airline recording massive profits, pilots are seeking to recoup concessions including average pay cuts of over 40 percent. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7ea86be-dddd-4391-a6cc-0dda33a6d0aB/delt-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/25/labo-j25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1003ef9e-3a30-4bd7-83b6-a0c63c90f5bI/labo-j25.html 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z UK vote to leave the European Union triggers economic and political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/brex-j24.html The result of the UK referendum has sent a seismic shock, not only through Britain but Europe and the world. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d120ce74-759c-407d-a06d-50760a5a123K/brex-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z State Department Syria memo: Setting the stage for war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/pers-j24.html The frustration expressed by the 51 State Department signatories is with the failure not just of Obama’s Syria policy, but of US imperialism’s entire Middle East strategy. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56f609e7-eb08-422c-bb3e-65efbd273feN/pers-j24.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z Mass protests follow failed attempt to ban opposition to French labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/24/fran-j23.html Having pulled back from its attempt to ban demonstrations, the Socialist Party is proposing to outlaw left-wing parties that it considers opposed to the French state. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8b87ce0-10cc-4e73-9e2b-ed200ef6e92I/fran-j23.html 2016-06-24T05:00:00Z