English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Obama to Flint: Shut up and drink the water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/flin-m05.html Obama perpetuated the cover-up of the criminal responsibility of government officials at all levels for the disaster, while downplaying the health consequences of lead poisoning. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09c7ace5-81ca-441e-9a17-774133ded91O/flin-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Trump’s victory: A dangerous turning point in American politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/pers-m05.html The selection of a fascistic demagogue as the candidate of one of the two major capitalist parties is indisputable proof of the advanced stage of the putrefaction of American democracy. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c8cace0-785f-4abb-afab-78a774841d3G/pers-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Flint residents respond to Obama’s speech on water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/inte-m05.html The WSWS spoke to Flint residents who expressed anger that they were being urged to use the water despite recent test results showing dangerously high levels of lead. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a89853c-5b96-4f0f-bec0-9a92fecfe29N/inte-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Detroit Public School teachers end sickouts, face new legislative attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/detr-m05.html The Detroit teachers union shut down a two-day sickout as Michigan legislators debated new attacks under the guise of “rescuing” the public schools. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50e09d69-2e96-4522-9259-4ca0aaa00deB/detr-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Deepening contradictions within the global economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/econ-m05.html Just as the economics of the present period are increasingly resembling the 1930s, so are the politics. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/552edf15-0829-4b19-8692-3f0e05f5f9cC/econ-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z US change of command in Europe signals escalation of anti-Russia threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/nato-m05.html NATO’s planned escalation of its presence on Russia’s western flank has led Moscow to prepare deployment of three new divisions. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/071da116-fad1-4064-bd5c-faecdcf76f1A/nato-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z French government presents labour law to the National Assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/fran-m05.html The law has provoked nearly two months of protests against the austerity policies of France’s Socialist Party government. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e60c9107-e622-4749-ab7c-77f1acf7fc3J/fran-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Leading member of far-right AfD named chief prosecutor in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/germ-m05.html The Nazi past of the German legal system shows through in the remarks of the new chief prosecutor, Roman Reusch. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aea3d61-7322-4f37-91b6-55c4af24824I/germ-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Verizon strike enters fourth week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/veri-m05.html Verizon is demanding deep cuts to health care for both active and retired workers along with rule changes. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08e64241-69dd-4df6-9be1-e46b495b02cL/veri-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Two New Jersey Transit unions reject contract agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/tnjc-m05.html A spokesperson for NJ Transit reported that while a slim majority voted down the deal in the two unions, the majority of workers in the other 14 unions ratified it. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a88829f1-d86f-42b0-9308-e992a2fea65L/tnjc-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Alberta wildfire forces 88,000 to evacuate Fort McMurray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/fire-m05.html Reports suggest that the blaze has destroyed as least 1,600 residential homes, meaning between 6,000 and 8,000 people are now homeless. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11e5c26e-8b99-4ef6-b5a8-63452c45fe9G/fire-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z More than a million people living in destitution in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/dest_-m05.html A report released last week by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has shown that, in a typical week, there were an estimated 668,000 destitute households in the UK. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d985f7ff-cffe-4e4b-ad91-25bec7039d2D/dest_-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government begins implementing IMF austerity demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/slec-m05.html The IMF bailout agreement is based on immediate steps to slash the budget deficit at the expense of social spending and working class conditions. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75741ca4-a8b5-4dec-91e2-6540c34a8fbP/slec-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Australian Workers Union to enforce cost-cutting at Arrium steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/arri-m05.html The AWU is working hand-in-glove with major banks and the administrators to slash costs. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d17e1dce-01f7-431d-9cb8-f31479a8ea7D/arri-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The US-China conflict and the political crisis in Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/05/mdbv-m05.html Bill Van Auken, Latin America editor of the WSWS, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Thu, 05 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c12b284-bd40-46ce-a9c6-1979c289f8eP/mdbv-m05.html 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit teachers speak on the struggle to defend education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/det2-j01.html Detroit public school teachers spoke to the WSWS at a demonstration on Tuesday, the second day of their walkout. Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6c7ba24-5b46-4566-89f1-7503db7db14K/det2-j01.html 2016-05-05T04:00:00Z Detroit teachers shut schools for second day to protest non-payment of wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/detr-m04.html The new attack on Detroit teachers is part of a wider assault on the working class being carried out by both big business parties and the Obama administration. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4316dac2-54f4-42ed-8f93-1bd1c0936c6H/detr-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z May Day 2016 and the future of socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/pers-m04.html The global response to the International May Day Online Rally reflects the growing political influence of the ICFI and anticipates a much broader turn of workers throughout the world to genuine socialist politics. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e21ec41e-bb47-4460-98bb-e899b6292c5N/pers-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Trump, Sanders win primary contests in Indiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/indi-m04.html Trump’s victory marked the effective end of the campaign for the Republican nomination, with the Republican Party chairman declaring the billionaire to be the presumptive nominee. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b05e60be-dd4a-4424-bd3f-9dcbea82a3aC/indi-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z UK Labour mounts purge of party based on accusations of anti-Semitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/labo-m04.html As on every other issue of principle, Jeremy Corbyn has surrendered to the right wing in the face of a slanderous attack on the Labour Party’s ranks as a mass of “anti-Semites.” Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8307b54b-b675-48ba-ba23-4c1ec666f3dA/labo-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Poverty grows, health declines among UK children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/unif-m04.html Successive Labour and Conservative governments have reduced spending on children and young people by 71 percent. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e3ce95f-69e5-4cc4-8437-0d617516039M/unif-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z US Navy Seal killed in Iraq combat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/iraq-m04.html The fighting in Iraq came as the US and Russia sought to broker a renewed cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b90400f-ae1c-41b5-a4c9-84613712606C/iraq-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Far-right Alternative for Germany adopts party programme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/alte-m04.html At its party convention in Stuttgart, the AfD placed Islamophobia at the centre of its program. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fd2770e-ef2c-41b9-9949-3786b7da9f6P/alte-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The glorification of war and the preparation for future conflicts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/mdcc-m04.html Cheryl Crisp, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.<br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVnF9ZSuHh8">Link to audio</a> Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8575647-4368-4599-9740-64ef9395816A/mdcc-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Two refugees set themselves alight in Australia’s Nauru detention centre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/refu-m04.html The Australian government has labelled the protests as acts of “self-harm” to divert from any examination of why refugees have been driven to such desperate actions. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbaa6faa-361f-4013-8a5c-779b1e0d14cJ/refu-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Belgian state report points to links between police services, Brussels attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/belg-m04.html The growth of Islamist networks in Europe, mobilized by NATO in its war in Syria, was the basic precondition for the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36267e6-222d-44f3-93f4-da69adb7091G/belg-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico declares moratorium on $367 million debt payment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/rico-m04.html As its economy sinks, Puerto Rico confronts a social crisis of historic proportions. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10bb06af-47f5-4522-af97-642125b8217E/rico-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Canada preparing to join US ballistic missile defense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/cana-m04.html Its name notwithstanding, the US BMD program is anything but defensive. It is aimed at realizing Washington’s goal of developing the means to wage a “winnable” nuclear war. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/febb1061-5326-4df4-a775-f42ea2a31aaP/cana-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Maoist-backed, fascistic candidate leads Philippine presidential race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/phil-m04.html Duterte has pledged to summarily execute alleged criminals, kill union activists and block any political opposition by shutting down Congress and the courts. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c6e589c-bed1-4daa-a6a3-8f2a3658a4eB/phil-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Australian government budget sets stage for volatile federal election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/budg-m04.html The budget is predicated on cutbacks to working-class living standards in order to finance the ramping up of military spending and corporate tax cuts. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88c77e72-7018-499b-97c6-06f0f900d36L/budg-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Support the struggle of Detroit teachers! Unite the working class in a fight back! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/teac-m04.html The attack on Detroit teachers is just one part of an assault on every section of the working class throughout the region and beyond. <br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgatgoOC3is">Click here to watch video</a> Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e04b1e4-afdf-4dee-9592-009c43f09c9L/teac-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: Oppose the drive to war in the Asia-Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/mdjc-m04.html James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.<br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVnF9ZSuHh8">LInk to audio</a> Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ab8be71-03ba-4f8c-811f-734336195d4L/mdjc-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z <em>Papa: Hemingway in Cuba</em>—The banalization of the novelist and his art http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/04/papa-m04.html The film follows the relationship that develops after a young American journalist in Miami in the mid-1950s writes an admiring letter to novelist Ernest Hemingway, then living in Havana, Cuba. Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ec31fe7-b029-422c-911a-71fe377d8cfO/papa-m04.html 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z Teacher sickout shuts Detroit Public Schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/teac-m03.html Nearly all of the Detroit schools were shut down Monday as teachers protested the announcement by DPS Emergency Manager Steven Rhodes that they will not be paid over the summer months. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ac3d07d-6a10-4351-ba67-af82ea547a5J/teac-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z The 9/11 cover-up continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/pers-m03.html Over the weekend, CIA Director John Brennan denied allegations of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the September 11 terror attacks and demanded that documents pointing to its complicity remain hidden from the American people. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d79d6a45-d874-4f4e-bddc-8adaa789f0eL/pers-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit teachers denounce attacks on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/vide-m03.html Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke to Detroit teachers participating in a rally of Detroit teachers engaged in a sickout on Monday. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cbf8adf-6bbb-4076-9f3b-9d92b80ff09F/vide-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Detroit, Michigan resumes mass water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/shut-m03.html Detroit, which lies next to one of the largest bodies of fresh water on the planet, is resuming a policy that denies thousands access to one of the most basic requirements of life. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85a9f3b9-6548-4a3e-89fe-59694c50591E/shut-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z German labour minister cuts social assistance to EU immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/germ-m03.html New legislation seeks to deny social assistance and Hartz IV benefits to European immigrants who enter Germany to look for work. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff976dda-63e0-4083-a578-4a82b90b5f5E/germ-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z British government refuses asylum for refugee children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/chil-m03.html The government’s refusal to accept even a few hundred children follows its attempts to prevent unaccompanied minors trapped in France from being re-united with their families. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/828ed54d-848d-4287-a941-0241fb2a1c2J/chil-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Australia: Pseudo-lefts promote the Greens’ posturing on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/refu-m03.html Amid widespread public outrage, the rally organised in Melbourne on Saturday served as a thinly veiled election campaign event for the Greens. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/839c3521-27c1-4d2d-998d-030c2556bd6I/refu-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Lech Wałęsa: A Stalinist agent in the Solidarity movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/wale-m03.html The Institute of National Remembrance has published secret documents showing that the former Solidarity leader and president of Poland was a Stalinist informer. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ced1b50-2ec0-4418-a53c-0704384fef1G/wale-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z May Day protest in Seattle results in nine arrests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/seat-m03.html News reports indicate that the protesters, dressed in black, threw rocks and bricks, among other things. Nine arrests were reported. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80584c55-dfba-4640-a1f7-1db411c3a06B/seat-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Forty thousand public sector workers strike against Costa Rican government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/rica-m03.html Workers spoke to the WSWS in opposition to a set of government reforms attacking their incomes and democratic rights. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a84c3029-e86d-4c91-8d29-78aca2f18c5C/rica-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Deflation spreads to Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/econ-m03.html Last week’s cost-of-living statistics showed the emergence of deflation for the first time since the 2008–09 global financial crisis. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28537b39-64e7-4557-a879-f388a41f3d1C/econ-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Malaysian investment fund default intensifies political instability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/mala-m03.html The latest development in the 1MDB scandal is a further blow to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s hold on power. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b8e95c8-0a70-46ee-a202-177178c1a12D/mala-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative: Charlatanry and lies in support of Sanders’ “political revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/soci-m03.html For all its criticism of Clinton, Socialist Alternative is already lined up behind the “anyone but Trump” mantra that will be a major aspect of her right-wing campaign. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ade7e7b-6856-4aa2-a21e-0394d7e201bA/soci-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: The political tasks facing the workers and toilers of the Indian sub-continent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/mdwd-m03.html Wije Dias, general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75e23add-1ec5-482b-9b7f-6d664b893c0D/mdwd-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z David Walsh speaks on “Art, War and Social Revolution” at meetings in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/cali-m03.html Walsh presented the history of 20th century anti-war cinema and sought to uncover the roots behind the present cultural stagnation in the light of the eruption of American imperialism. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/236dfa19-904b-4d80-b0db-7370bb7a52eD/cali-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z The Communications Workers of America, corporatism and the Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/cwa2-m03.html To oppose the sabotage of their battle by the CWA and the IBEW, Verizon workers need to be armed with a clear understanding of the nature of these organizations. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a3590eb-d7dd-48f4-a053-87ca927cd4cD/cwa2-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z The socialist struggle against war and the bankruptcy of Tamil nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/pari-m03.html SEP (Sri Lanka) Assistant Secretary Deepal Jayasekera will speak at a May 15 meeting in Paris on the struggle against imperialist war. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fff571f-e240-4b87-9d88-923a30dfd0aP/pari-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/03/wkrs-m03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a3baef9-f3a9-45ce-bc31-563f03b8d8fC/wkrs-m03.html 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z Iraqi regime shaken by storming of Baghdad’s Green Zone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/iraq-m02.html In a desperate effort to prop up its ailing puppet regime, Washington is preparing to meet opposition with, as Defense Secretary Carter put it, “the full might of the US military.” Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c82f25dc-ca2d-41d6-a070-bceaecc332aA/iraq-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Oppose the witch-hunt of Ken Livingstone! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/pers-m02.html Ken Livingstone, accused of anti-Semitism, is the target of a smear campaign aimed at discrediting all criticism of Israel and shifting the Labour Party still further to the right. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8384d6-aff3-4a17-b1ec-cd6a4255a54D/pers-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Political prisoner Gary Tyler freed from Angola prison after 41 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/tyle-m02.html Gary Tyler’s frame-up and decades-long incarceration expose the brutal class character of the American judicial system and its vast prison complex. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86096193-392c-4880-9308-e77a3db1decG/tyle-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Eighty-four migrants missing in new sinking off Libyan coast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/liby-m02.html It is feared that dozens of innocent men, women, and children have again drowned in the Mediterranean, victims of the EU’s sinister and vindictive refugee policy. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/424f3f0b-0248-4fd9-b5ec-24bfc0313b4J/liby-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Austria abolishes right to asylum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/aust-m02.html The Austrian government has responded to the success of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) in the first round of the presidential election by embracing its far-right politics. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ac30fa2-5e6f-4cb3-9c97-d843c637853B/aust-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Australian government defies PNG refugee ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/manu-m02.html The refugees remain incarcerated on Manus Island, despite Papua New Guinea’s highest court declaring their detention unconstitutional and ordering their immediate release. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba1a0145-5a82-49a4-993f-7aa414a9983P/manu-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z US senators demand escalation of military confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/usch-m02.html The rhetoric reflects the fact that major figures in the US political establishment are more than prepared to trigger a war. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e93b509-ecd0-4835-b65e-616fe44b30eB/usch-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Verizon steps up strikebreaking after “last, best and final” offer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/veri-m02.html The company's demands for job cuts and sweeping health care and pension concessions, come as Verizon continues to post immense profits. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a764156-cd63-49e4-b4aa-3dc1ba521b0P/veri-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Poverty has become more concentrated under Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/pvty-m02.html A new study reveals the dramatic increase in “high poverty” districts throughout the US in the wake of the 2008 crash. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f9c89ef-5dfb-4a39-b5cb-be47d23d516G/pvty-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z First Zika death on US territory as Congress delays funding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/zika-m02.html The CDC has confirmed the first Zika-related death in Puerto Rico as the conditions that have allowed the virus to spread continue to worsen. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/446d1379-40cc-4ed8-84fe-7248468f7f4L/zika-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z London mayoral elections: A contest between two right-wing candidates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/mayo-m02.html Under Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, London has cemented its position as the playground of a corrupt financial oligarchy and one of the most socially polarised cities on the planet. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/855cc8d0-54d1-4c46-9f84-4806949abb3D/mayo-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z German army prepares for cyberwar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/cybe-m02.html Contrary to claims that the new department is only serve for “defence” against cyber-attacks, the final report makes clear that the Bundeswehr is preparing for offensive cyberwarfare. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f75db31-5c33-4fef-b6e1-2b4257c0f65F/cybe-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Volkswagen works council and IG Metall back executive bonuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/vw-m02.html While thousands of workers are losing their jobs due to the emission scandal, top executives are reaping huge bonuses. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7975d816-7db1-40c9-b350-db74bec3b59N/vw-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z May Day 2016: Introductory report by David North http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/nort-m02.html We are publishing here the introductory remarks to the International Online May Day Rally by David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US). Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19cd636d-a869-42b2-b01c-7adef035759L/nort-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Third International May Day Online Rally evokes powerful response http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/mayd-m02.html The May Day rally, in which workers and young people from more than 90 different countries participated, was centered on the fight to build a global movement of workers, students and youth against imperialist war. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bce2c9cd-c589-46b2-924f-dff370e686cB/mayd-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z White House correspondents dinner: A degrading spectacle of conformism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/whcd-m02.html The political, media and entertainment elite stage this annual celebration of wealth and influence. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbd96385-bb6a-4651-9357-ffc720c95b8O/whcd-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z <em>Songs My Brothers Taught Me</em>: The plight of a Lakota youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/song-m02.html The film is a lyrical and honest look at the poverty and social neglect that affects one of the most historically oppressed communities in the United States. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5fc170a-c3d6-49db-9325-16d5cee5333E/song-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 2-May 8 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/02/twih-m02.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 02 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27e6eb72-f6c9-48ac-aff8-43136e67a87C/twih-m02.html 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z Civilian deaths in Syria surge as US-Russian brokered ceasefire unravels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/alep-a30.html American support for the ceasefire was a tactical maneuver, aimed at buying time for US forces to prepare a renewed push. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d660d9c2-addd-4334-bc85-cf961297a80C/alep-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/pers-a30.html Sanders’ entire campaign has been dedicated to preventing the rising tide of popular opposition in the United States from breaking out of the straitjacket of the Democratic Party. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27f2e6b0-dfe2-4611-b8a9-21d712c821aI/pers-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z UK Labour leadership, bowing to right-wing campaign, suspends Ken Livingstone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/livi-a30.html Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has capitulated to a scurrilous campaign to portray Livingstone as an anti-Semite. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/685ecc01-d010-4527-9e51-33a7d59959cH/livi-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Hundreds protest outside Trump campaign events in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/trum-a30.html The billionaire candidate is working to stoke up xenophobic sentiments in order to direct social opposition into extreme nationalist and militarist channels. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2b2ecfa-2577-40c1-9e75-9beabd9613cK/trum-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Sanders campaigns in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/hunt-a30.html WSWS reporters spoke with workers and youth at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Huntington, West Virginia. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39a5e3bd-627f-46e9-bb3f-f9171e376bbG/hunt-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Sanders’ phony “Medicare for All” proposal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/sand-a30.html The purpose of Sanders’ proposal is not to transform the US health care system, but to promote illusions that such a transformation can be achieved through the Democratic Party under capitalism. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05011cf9-6e80-49a4-bf89-3373941b00fM/sand-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z US military whitewashes attack on Afghan hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/kund-a30.html The Pentagon’s contrived account of human errors and equipment failure is intended to avoid the more obvious conclusion that the US military deliberately targeted the hospital. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/922fa05a-ff2b-43c6-b4f0-cec73ef92edM/kund-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z German army assumes leadership of military buildup against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/nato-a30.html NATO’s aggressive plans sharpen the confrontation with Russia and bring the world closer to a third world war. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/413b032c-9841-4e18-b15f-53b26189680F/nato-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Germany: Left Party state government organizes brutal deportations in Thuringia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/left-a30.html Since the end of last year, the Left Party-led state government has organised regular mass deportations. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4240f06-ecee-4185-b635-760a04c05a4N/left-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Verizon strikers react to company ultimatum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/veri-a30.html Verizon workers are determined to continue their fight for jobs, wages and working conditions, while the unions are isolating the strike and seeking a way to impose management demands. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d38114e-143c-4aae-abdb-b599ddc8059P/veri-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Baltimore police shoot 14-year-old boy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/balt-a30.html On Wednesday, Dedric Colvin was shot twice when Baltimore police mistook his BB gun for a pistol. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbb54b0d-e162-44d8-ba4d-92d9a079870D/balt-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z IMF, European Union, Syriza government prepare more austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/gree-a30.html European and US authorities are again threatening to force Greece to default on its debts if it does not impose new social cuts. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c22ef77d-c9f1-49b8-9d25-91ef67788c3P/gree-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Unsafe Edinburgh schools expose scandal of privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/scot-a30.html Sixteen Edinburgh schools remain closed after the private consortium that built and managed the properties was unable to guarantee the safety of the buildings. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f753984c-5f4c-4a3d-acf7-2bb70731f2aC/scot-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Workers and students in India and Sri Lanka endorse International May Day Online rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/mayd-a30.html Colombo, Chennai, Bangalore and Madras residents speak out about the dangers of war and the need for a unified international struggle for socialism. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18f67226-5a34-423c-a567-f057768726dM/mayd-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/elec-a30.html The policies of the Obama administration have produced the predictable and desired outcome of soaring wealth for a small minority and poverty, unemployment and low-wage jobs for the vast majority. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18489b40-ef22-404f-89a7-bcef9577b0aB/elec-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Mehring Books launching May Day sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/mehr-a30.html In its May Day sale, Mehring Books is offering significant discounts on its wide selection of Marxist works. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77a87ee4-e545-40da-92a5-4e73a4f605aD/mehr-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/30/labo-a30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15295c42-60d3-4d14-bc7a-10a189a86aeL/labo-a30.html 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z US Vice President Biden travels to Iraq for crisis talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/iraq-a29.html The unannounced trip is the highest-level official US visit to Iraq since the emergence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01d35297-b1d9-4304-b609-b17e3f63cb4F/iraq-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Obama touts an economic "legacy" of inequality and poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/pers-a29.html In summing up the domestic policies pursued under his administration, Obama declared that his greatest failure was not convincing the American people that the economy is in excellent shape. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0efc2028-7787-4683-ac47-ce066e9e09fJ/pers-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Verizon makes “last, best and final offer” to striking workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/veri-a29.html The ultimatum comes as the unions continue to isolate 39,000 telecom workers who are now in the third week of their strike with the telecom giant. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2a2070c-b2f5-4349-b481-65e81202ac7D/veri-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Protests shrink as police attack fourth day of action against French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/fran-a29.html The protesters are coming up against the absence of a viable strategy for mounting a political struggle to defend basic social rights against a reactionary Socialist Party government. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/955ffdfa-4052-4758-80ee-1b94922128fL/fran-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Workers and youth in Amiens speak out against French labour reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/amie-a29.html A WSWS team spoke to protesting youth who unanimously criticised the strategy of the trade and student unions as insufficient to struggle against the labour reform. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7856e622-71d9-41a9-9968-9c5070c71aaC/amie-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z UK junior doctors denounce attack on wages, working conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/ints-a29.html WSWS reporters spoke to junior doctors on picket lines and at rallies during this week’s two one-day strikes without emergency cover. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2c11ddf-63a5-4c21-a2a0-8c64399a827E/ints-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z The German chancellor’s PR tour in Turkish refugee camps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/merk-a29.html The trip by the German chancellor and EU Council president to the refugee camp at Nizip resembled a visit to a Potemkin village. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/276fac8a-eeda-4814-955d-a9068472068P/merk-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z German public sector union holds “warning strikes” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/verd-a29.html Selective strikes are taking place in the public sector across Germany this week, but the Verdi union is determined to impose attacks on wages and work conditions. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8599ee64-16b1-49c4-9f8d-3c6f160b50cG/verd-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Detroit teachers union holds rally to back governor’s school restructuring plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/teac-a29.html The Detroit Federation of Teachers’ mobilization to support new Detroit Schools legislation fizzled as teachers largely boycotted the demonstration at the state capitol in Lansing. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a36675f-3b8c-4a53-a4cc-b484ab1eb24B/teac-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Canada’s defence policy review prepares major expansion of militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/cana-a29.html The review “consultation” document argues Canada should expand its close strategic partnership with the US, the most aggressive imperialist power on the planet. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c2c0298-559a-44d8-969b-cb8477da998N/cana-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z On Anzac Day, New Zealand leaders talk peace, prepare for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/anzc-a29.html A century after the bloody Gallipoli campaign in World War I, the New Zealand ruling class is once again preparing to support imperialist war. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d5e64b5-744b-4b09-8726-df760c4d758N/anzc-a29.html 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z