English http://www.wsws.org/en/ As strikes spread, mass protests demand withdrawal of French labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/fran-m27.html Hundreds of thousands of people marched throughout France Thursday in the eighth nationwide protest against the anti-worker law implemented earlier this month. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f750297d-4103-47e2-8955-6ccc556d27dD/fran-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Deepening national antagonisms dominate G7 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/pers-m27.html The G7 nations are seeking to ramp up military pressure against China, amid a deepening economic slump and divisions within their own ranks. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a7ee5b0-076e-4d8a-a41f-408fbe7d3a8B/pers-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Over a hundred feared dead as refugee boats sink in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/refu-m27.html The latest tragedies underscore the criminal character of the efforts to seal Europe’s borders to refugees. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f0b9f3-59e3-40c6-a33b-ed55c8cb8b9N/refu-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Greece's Syriza government imposes harsh austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/gree-m27.html Eurogroup finance minister have made clear they will accept no way of dealing with the Greek debt crisis other than continuing attacks on the working class. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c578a66c-5855-4e0d-9575-004c6efeacaC/gree-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Rail strike hits Belgium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/belg-m27.html Rail workers began an indefinite strike Wednesday evening in Belgium, paralysing mass transit and creating traffic jams in Brussels. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37ae830a-3033-4671-9253-d0b29139900I/belg-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z MTS transit workers in third day of walkout over pay and benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/tran-m27.html The MTS strike follows industrial action by 1,700 San Diego AT&amp;T telecommunications workers. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08a1dcaa-c2ab-4919-88d1-d4855ab53f3F/tran-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z UAW endorses Clinton, “Wall Street’s presidential darling” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/clin-m27.html The UAW’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton underscores the immense chasm between the corporatist organization and the workers it claims to represent. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69502c37-69ce-4ba7-be0a-58182b0e4d9L/clin-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Workers and students speak on inequality, war at Sanders rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/sand-m27.html The WSWS interviewed attendees at a San Diego rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about the political issues in the 2016 election. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5420b3ed-83b7-4717-8287-cee0441d768A/sand-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z CWA, IBEW maintain silence on talks, continue to isolate Verizon strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/veri-m27.html The union executives’ collusion in the information blackout demanded by the Obama administration is a telltale sign that they are preparing a sellout of the embattled Verizon workers. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2df167cd-799e-4513-9e6f-fc245bb903cL/veri-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Louisiana law institutionalizes charter schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/nola-m27.html New Orleans remains the center of the drive for the privatization of education, with a new state law making charter schools permanent under the guise of “local control.” Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91461bd0-b3ea-4baa-b993-0edd3cca6c5O/nola-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Wave of budget cuts throughout Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/lati-m27.html The cuts are an intensification of anti-working class policies already implemented by the so-called “pink tide” governments. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae624b7f-4567-4460-b8a3-22170c24df6G/lati-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Major police operation against Roma in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/roma-m27.html A hundred-strong force of the Berlin police conducted a brutal raid on Roma families protesting against their threatened deportation. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eebd8969-9e7a-424b-a561-0701fe907b7O/roma-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z UK government retreats on including NHS in free trade deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/tory-m27.html An amendment to the Queen’s Speech expressed regret that the government did not include a bill that would protect the NHS from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40741083-4052-419d-b934-f22bf8ddd79G/tory-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z University of Papua New Guinea closed down over student protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/pngs-m27.html Police were called in to suppress month-long protests by students over Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s refusal to step down from office. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fcdc4e8-3310-4a97-a130-c039c8a9904J/pngs-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand budget: Cuts to basic services, billions for the military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/budg-m27.html The budget does nothing to address the crisis in health, education and housing, while significantly increasing spending to prepare the country for war. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26232bbf-553f-4e89-b388-a6ada93c30aD/budg-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z The decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/hiro-m27.html President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima today, but will make no apology for the US dropping of the atomic bomb on the city. The WSWS is republishing an essay that first appeared on the 60th anniversary of that horrible crime. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2e1dee1-36f5-4f6a-b94e-648c7f37b38O/hiro-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Canadian prime minister endorses Japanese position on South China Sea ahead of G7 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/cana-m27.html Canada is deeply implicated in the US-led “pivot” to Asia, and is determined to deepen economic and security ties with Japan. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e40c3f73-c14a-497f-a9ee-327cdbedd92E/cana-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party candidates campaign at Fiat Chrysler Warren Truck plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/warr-m27.html Many autoworkers expressed anger that the United Auto Workers is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for US president. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52551021-9b33-4d78-9a7d-1b09525f786P/warr-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Why is there “no money” for basic social needs? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/mona-m27.html All around the world, governments are seeking to dismantle welfare entitlements, minimum wages, retirement pensions, and access to education and healthcare. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9617167-5979-41c3-9402-3c0463689a1B/mona-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z <em>High-Rise</em>: A film version of J.G. Ballard’s novel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/high-m27.html Like the novel, the film—set in the mid-1970s—begins with its central character calmly sitting on the balcony of his 25th floor apartment eating roast dog. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c277357-c5af-4f5a-9125-99703e05906I/high-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/wkrs-m27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/751c38f7-9a90-4302-80ce-b2c37e03ae5G/wkrs-m27.html 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Strike wave against austerity spreads in France, Belgium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/fran-m26.html Police repression of anti-austerity protests in France and Belgium is enraging workers and driving broader layers of the working class into struggle. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef97591b-57b6-456b-8a7b-3db3fe4a2acE/fran-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party’s labor reform boosts far-right National Front http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/nati-m26.html The far-right party can only profit from the Socialist Party’s ruthless austerity policy due to the reactionary role of the pseudo-left organisations. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3916d2ef-5d60-4a5e-b9cd-cf7436b8b2cL/nati-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Thousands of civilians in danger as US-backed forces mount offensives in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/iraq-m26.html The offensives launched by US-backed forces on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border threaten to deepen the region’s crisis. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95a58c0f-7fcb-46b0-9aa0-818c556314aK/iraq-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z CWA ends San Diego AT&amp;T strike to further isolate Verizon fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/atat-m26.html The Communications Workers of America shut down the strike by AT&amp;T West on Tuesday in an effort to block a wider strike by telecom workers on both coasts. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a90b01-4472-431d-a64a-e4982deefb8B/atat-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Over 1,000 protest outside Trump rally in Albuquerque http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/albq-m26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to participants in the Albuquerque protest. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abcc3743-1e02-453b-9451-685e4173c7dL/albq-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z California Governor Jerry Brown backs $2 billion plan to deal with the state’s homeless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/home-m26.html The proposal, based on a 20- to 30-year bond, does not address the root causes of homelessness. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea2a8c05-713b-482d-8d2c-ee4d1744a0dP/home-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Public meetings on the Australian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/sepa-m26.html The candidates will explain the socialist and internationalist program for which the SEP is fighting in opposition to Labor, the Liberals, the Greens and every other capitalist party. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97d55417-e76e-42f6-b689-16344cb3054A/sepa-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Military and security figures take opposing sides in UK referendum on European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/mili-m26.html The various military officials and spy chiefs backing either side in the Brexit campaign are all committed to defending British and US imperialism, particularly in the conflict with Russia. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11300e40-21d3-4e0e-9e00-a3a7d73f47aG/mili-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z German chancellor boosts anti-refugee deal in visit to Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/merk-m26.html Angela Merkel traveled to Turkey last week in an attempt to shore up the deal stuck between Turkey and the EU to block refugees from entering Europe. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/746fbd21-30a4-4d1c-8d2c-e87d23e27d5D/merk-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung lobbies for militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/germ-m26.html The mouthpiece of the Frankfurt banks has provided a platform for former general Wolf Poulet to advocate an aggressive German war policy. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66124d24-641b-4e0e-b474-00742f26d9dG/germ-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Swedish court refuses to drop arrest warrant for Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/assa-m26.html The Stockholm Court rejected the conclusion of a United Nations working group that Assange has been arbitrarily detained in violation of international human rights conventions. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/054b14f0-0317-4a48-9d07-b0ac7c52252F/assa-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Nepal accuses India of attempting regime change in Kathmandu http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/nepl-m26.html The sharp tensions between New Delhi and Kathmandu are a result of the intensifying geo-political rivalry between India and China. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38405b00-5910-421b-8ef8-8c152b61201D/nepl-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z UK rich just keep getting richer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/27/rich-m26.html The fortunes accrued by 120 billionaires account for 60 percent of the wealth of the 1,000 richest people in Britain and Northern Ireland. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14a95ea3-e68f-49cd-9d9e-a284c3e0609H/rich-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Mobilize European workers to defend French strikers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/pers-m26.html The most powerful ally of workers struggling against pro-austerity governments in France, Belgium and Greece is the European and international working class. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ada6fdad-2f03-4953-8511-4ad93f16be8M/pers-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z The Brexit referendum, socialism and the European working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/juli-m26.html The following is a speech delivered to public meetings by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP, on the Party’s campaign for an active boycott of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bd0359b-4e58-420b-aea9-9f665640dd2C/juli-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!—Socialism versus left nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/ukmt-m26.html The Socialist Equality Party is holding a series of public meetings in cities across the UK in May and June as part of its campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce290217-8d83-4ced-aec4-ea54aa63b95H/ukmt-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z SEP election meeting: Detroit is a battlefield in a war on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/dtmt-m26.html At this meeting on May 31, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will speak about the critical issues facing workers and youth. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5eb77c9-9c3c-4045-8be6-0492c308aaeI/dtmt-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Young people in America: A lost generation stuck at home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/youn-m26.html A Pew report released on the share of young people living with their parents sheds new light on the difficulties facing millions who are barely scraping by. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71400da3-bef5-4f45-8f9c-cfa8f34edf5G/youn-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Australian election: Military spending is war preparation, not “industry policy” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/defe-m26.html The greatest expenditure on hardware for the Australian military since World War II is being cynically portrayed as a public works program. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c89bdaf-b49a-42e9-81dc-f6dd958e48dP/defe-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z International finance capital and the strikes in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/pers-m25.html The aim of the “structural reforms” demanded by the IMF and the financial elites is the destruction of all the social gains of the European working class won in the past seven decades. Wed, 25 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37307a55-90d4-4ba1-b5f6-8d379e2d1e0I/pers-m25.html 2016-05-25T06:00:00Z French government seeks to crush strikes against labor law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/fran-m25.html A number of strikers were wounded when security forces assaulted workers blockading oil installations at the Fos-sur-Mer port near Marseille. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc54c271-6b60-410f-ad5c-32e1d03ef4dP/fran-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Workers speak on police crackdown against oil protest in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/fren-m25.html Dockworkers and students described a "war scene" as hundreds of riot police attacked demonstrators in Marseillaise with tear gas and batons. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dab7bbc-5dd7-4f7b-988a-bff0ee88202O/fren-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z With Verizon sticking to demands, workers look to break CWA isolation of strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/veri-m25.html Verizon's chief executive officer made it clear at a conference of telecom executives Tuesday that the company will not back down on its demands for sweeping job cuts and concessions. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18123835-f9b0-439c-a038-bec852e1f1cM/veri-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Video: AT&amp;T workers in San Diego on strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/attv-m25.html The WSWS spoke to some of the 1,700 striking AT&amp;T workers about the political issues involved in their strike and the ongoing strike of 39,000 workers at Verizon. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73aa27a9-f03f-4b5b-98d2-e2d8d931460M/attv-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Clinton refuses to debate Sanders ahead of California primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/clin-m25.html The Clinton campaign is angered that Sanders' continued presence is hindering it from executing the turn to the right planned for the general election. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/710e25c2-7811-416e-9f0c-64242072f17O/clin-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Sanders softens criticism of Clinton at Los Angeles-area rallies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/sand-m25.html Reporters from the WSWS spoke with Sanders supporters at the Santa Monica rally on Monday. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2cb0caa-1e19-4114-81e5-b825e477a59J/sand-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Obama appeals for closer US-Vietnamese ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/viet-m25.html In return for lifting the arms embargo, Obama undoubtedly extracted commitments from Hanoi to align more closely with Washington against Beijing. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ce12333-b7ec-4a52-a0f3-fcc85ea9aaeJ/viet-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Netanyahu seeks to shore up Israeli government with far-right alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/isra-m25.html The shift to the right by what is already the most right-wing government in Israel’s history has caused consternation among Israel’s political and military establishment. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c934aed-c998-4f47-81ac-996b5247ce2G/isra-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Greek Syriza government orders clearing of Idomeni refugee camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/gree-m25.html Special forces and police have forcibly removed all refugees, who have struggled to survive there for months, from the camp. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb10e267-fde6-447c-ac47-b1c2eb1c28eN/gree-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Australian Treasury issues a blunt demand for austerity offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/pefo-m25.html The warning points to the reality of economic slump that all the parties of the political establishment are trying to keep hidden from public view until after the election. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9fffd74-72dc-46ed-9dad-98f6ece57b8M/pefo-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan flood and landslide deaths continue to climb http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/flod-m25.html Apart from perfunctory warnings for the public to be “vigilant,” the Sri Lankan government took no serious measures to lessen the cyclone’s impact. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5436a8bd-ab3a-42e3-ba76-978dee2a0a2O/flod-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Colombo flood victims speak to the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/colm-m25.html Thousands of working class and poor families are currently living in makeshift accommodation and other shelters on higher ground. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84709c94-9183-43de-84eb-6568ad94cfdD/colm-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Further evidence of ties between German neo-Nazi group and domestic intelligence agency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/nsug-m25.html How could 10 murders, bomb attacks and a series of bank robberies take place under the noses of the police and intelligence agencies? Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9d7d4c6-184d-4e42-aefd-603a6656e92G/nsug-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z 1980 Oktoberfest bombing: German government and secret service still withholding information http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/okto-m25.html For over a year, the Secret Service has refused to publish files relating to the bombing of the Munich Oktoberfest 35 years ago. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc30c0d-f61c-4d25-908f-7b962d5750bG/okto-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Belgian prison wardens strike met with government repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/pris-m25.html The government plans to shrink the public sector by 20 percent, with pay and staffing being cut by 10 percent by 2020 overall. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc120517-d12b-489b-8bc8-7f6d3fb3f3fN/pris-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z UK: Left Leave campaign lays out its nationalist agenda in Brexit referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/lexi-m25.html In speech after speech at a recent Left Leave meeting, the national division of the working class was portrayed as the sole means of opposing imperialism. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e5f1b74-88ea-4f75-8e04-ad12eface8eF/lexi-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks with locked out Honeywell workers in Indiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/vide-m25.html Workers at Honeywell International have been locked out since May 9, after rejecting the company’s demands for slashing health care and other benefits. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88c1da9f-b010-4a31-aeb5-34efd85ac5fO/vide-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z <em>Cash Only</em>: What interests contemporary filmmakers and what doesn’t http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/25/cash-m25.html <em>Cash Only</em> is an independent American film set in the Detroit area. The film takes place in the Albanian community. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ac9b728-c7bf-4d5f-88a9-bec5490f564D/cash-m25.html 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z Spate of deaths in New Zealand’s forestry industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/nzfo-j01.html Four workers and one child have died at forestry sites so far this year, exposing claims that the industry’s safety record has improved since 10 workers died in 2013. Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57e68483-00bb-4898-9566-71056cc28f6E/nzfo-j01.html 2016-05-24T06:00:00Z Growing signs of a resurgence of class conflict in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/work-m24.html The growth of the class struggle in the US poses the need for a unified fight by the working class against the capitalist system and the two big business parties that defend it. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ed72477-eb66-4fc8-b002-f07695f5f8cK/work-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z US military returns to Vietnam http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/pers-m24.html Obama’s lifting of the four-decade-old arms embargo is aimed at preparing new and even more bloody wars in Asia. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ef52b33-af16-44e7-971c-7baceee1644C/pers-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Striking AT&amp;T West workers declare support for Verizon struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/atat-m24.html AT&amp;T West workers in San Diego, California are now entering the fifth day of a strike over working conditions and the corporate offensive against pensions and wages. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82066198-d450-4674-a346-9b8a761d328J/atat-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Nurses at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s prepare strike vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/bost-m24.html The May 31 vote will determine whether 3,300 nurses at one of the country’s leading hospitals go on strike. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/608e5e54-3672-4c65-afbb-72e2ba92746B/bost-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Baltimore police officer on trial for the death of Freddie Gray found not guilty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/balt-m24.html Freddie Gray died in April of last year from severe spinal injuries after being given a “rough ride” in the back of a Baltimore police vehicle. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fd167a7-8406-425a-bf39-91e6c59758dE/balt-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z US assassination of Taliban leader signals escalation of Afghanistan-Pakistan war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/afgh-m24.html The killing of Mansour occurred in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan, which was previously off-limits to US strikes due to opposition from sections of the Pakistani state. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/321cc8af-3b89-4fbc-b99a-4d98e120162K/afgh-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z US-backed offensive to seize Iraqi city of Fallujah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/iraq-m24.html Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is desperately seeking to shore up his fragile government. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fcbe96a-c707-4e4c-b144-efd938245f8B/iraq-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Canadian ruling elite applauds Liberal government for securing seat at Syria peace talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/cana-m24.html Canada’s seat at the table has been secured through its services rendered in the US-led military operations in the Middle East. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/002ff37d-b143-47ec-ac02-c7eafcf4d0fG/cana-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Lessons of the Austrian presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/aust-m24.html The Austrian presidential election narrowly avoided an outcome in which, for the first time since 1945, an extreme right-wing politician would have entered the highest office in a Western European state. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79dae268-3e48-4f57-adfb-c3023f3df47M/aust-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Sanders backs ouster of Democratic Party chair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/sand-m24.html The conflict within the Democratic Party is intensifying even as Sanders signals his intention to endorse Hillary Clinton after the final primary contests. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceea426a-5ed0-4daa-a435-f82c5e48594J/sand-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Dormitory fire kills 17 children in Thailand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/thai-m24.html The fire in a Chiang Rai school dormitory is the latest tragedy caused by the lack of proper building and safety standards. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/947a15c7-60ef-4839-83df-8b2f3da3345E/thai-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Lack of safety technology contributed to 2015 Amtrak crash in Philadelphia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/dels-m24.html The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a distracted train operator and lack of safety technology caused the crash that killed eight people. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b019334a-db7a-462a-bab7-e125b7f2c71K/dels-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Australian government’s “internship” program: An attack on young people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/path-m24.html Young people are a central target of the austerity agenda that will be deepened by whichever party forms government after the July 2 elections. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75380ad0-10f5-42da-b94b-cdd346ab78eO/path-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Julian Assange challenges anti-democratic “no platform” campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/assa-m24.html The Sheffield meeting was a victory over efforts to silence Assange and close down debate on fundamental issues surrounding the escalation of militarism and war. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d99f6ad5-5229-49df-814a-a0afd613411H/assa-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z The Venezuelan pseudo-left and the debacle of Chavismo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/vene-m24.html With Venezuela’s economy in free fall, the pseudo left is defending the PSUV government as it faces mounting working class opposition. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26fdcbeb-a289-4773-811c-ee80ee132f2E/vene-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/24/wkrs-m24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c24bdb99-680f-4387-9c57-b24ccaa0481J/wkrs-m24.html 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z Currency conflicts surface at G-7 meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/usja-m23.html As with other major economic summits in the recent period, the weekend meeting of the G-7 could reach no agreement on co-ordinated measures to halt the stagnation of the global economy. Mon, 23 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9575a8d4-8761-4ddb-bdf6-c3bb36e92c4J/usja-m23.html 2016-05-23T06:00:00Z AT&amp;T West strike in San Diego begins to break CWA isolation of Verizon struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/atat-m23-1.html Despite the efforts of the CWA and other unions, telecom workers are striving to carry out national action against the attacks on their jobs and living standards. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a0379fa-3ca9-45aa-a326-2f8240a9064B/atat-m23-1.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z The capitalist crisis and the defense of democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/pers-m23.html Underlying the global breakdown of democratic institutions is the world economic crisis, the growth of militarism and war, and, above all, the intensification of the class struggle. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a37de6df-0485-42b3-b0f8-03cdb41ecd4E/pers-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z AT&amp;T West strike in San Diego begins to break CWA isolation of Verizon struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/atat-m23.html Despite the efforts of the CWA and other unions, telecom workers are striving to carry out national action against the attacks on their jobs and living standards. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbfe2ed4-feff-44f0-ba64-3a8bd3e9401E/atat-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Close race in Austrian presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/aust-m23.html After the casting of 4.4 million votes, the two candidates are separated by only 3,000, according to projected results. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93e9a6e9-9b96-45fc-b7e5-e89c366a815L/aust-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Oil workers mobilise against French labour law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/stri-m23.html The Socialist Party is sending riot police to break up refinery strikes as they cause fuel shortages across France. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bea98616-3b86-4be4-bce1-c0c3ca6ca12K/stri-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Syriza government pushes through new austerity package in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/syriza-m23.html The rightward shift of the pseudo-left Syriza has reached a new peak with the passage of an austerity bill that contains unprecedented cuts to social spending. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62509623-ff9b-4b14-afa6-583181d3559N/syriza-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Obama seeks Vietnam military ties amid rising tensions with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/viet-m23.html Part of the discussions in Hanoi will involve the pre-positioning of US military hardware at bases used four decades ago to wage war on the Vietnamese people. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/554fef1b-771f-499a-beb9-59aa101cbdaI/viet-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders campaigns in San Diego, California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/sdgo-m23.html Sanders stopped in San Diego, California, for a two-day campaign swing, including a rally Saturday night in National City, near the US-Mexico border, where he addressed a crowd of some 10,000. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07dfafa1-9c4a-4491-bb91-bfdb5ef091dA/sdgo-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z George Galloway backs “Left Leave” and urges alliance with UK Independence Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/gall-m23.html ”Left Leave” is a mechanism for transmitting the most degraded and right-wing nationalist sentiments into the working class. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1480c8d1-866e-4da8-84a0-5dd06d338b1A/gall-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung demands military deterrence against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/nato-m23.html In the lead-up to the NATO summit in Poland in early July the professional warmongers in the German media are intensifying calls for a military build-up in Eastern Europe. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49dce65d-17c7-46cf-ad4a-e79040667daD/nato-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z Oklahoma governor vetoes bill that would make performing abortions a felony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/okla-m23.html If passed, SB1552 would have been the most sweeping anti-abortion bill in any US state since the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccbae47b-0f53-4aa3-8ae5-0edc679a1cbO/okla-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court avoids ruling on corporate religious objections to birth control http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/23/cour-m23.html The Zubik case highlights the unprincipled prostration of the entire political establishment before the protracted assault on the separation of church and state. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa49809b-4a07-430a-beca-0ccdb651a31E/cour-m23.html 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z