English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Clashes erupt on West Bank after child is murdered by Zionist settlers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/isra-a01.html Friday’s arson attack bears the hallmarks of previous atrocities committed by religious nationalist forces. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e9c7ecb-e5aa-4267-85fc-76e0fecc7cdC/isra-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z The political bankruptcy of Syriza’s Left Platform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/pers-a01.html By giving Tsipras a green light to negotiate more EU austerity, Syriza’s Central Committee has exposed the Left Platform’s claims that there is broad opposition to austerity within Syriza. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6f6859d-7aa0-40f3-8b0b-3e442f5bf45F/pers-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z NATO scrambles jets against Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/nato-a01.html So far in 2015, NATO fighters have been scrambled more than 250 times to intercept Russian aircraft over Europe. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2df7cf7f-8262-4e12-8704-c6f50610084O/nato-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Prosecutor declines to bring charges against Cincinnati cops who lied to protect killer of Samuel DuBose http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/poli-a01.html The victim’s family has demanded that one of the officers be charged for making false statements on a police incident report. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5472d5b5-ee9d-4b11-9873-de87ff273a7D/poli-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Sanders talks “left” and moves right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/sand-a01.html After calling for a “political revolution” against the billionaires before a national audience Wednesday, Sanders spoke in quite a different vein to upper-middle class audiences Thursday and Friday. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c524f72d-75ab-4857-b6db-5e3f3e2e4e3L/sand-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z German federal prosecutor investigates blog for treason http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/netz-a01.html If a similar procedure were implemented in the US it would mean that any journalist who wrote on the material exposed by Edward Snowden would be liable for prosecution. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05cd3bdc-cbf8-4bec-97ef-2e4a1295914N/netz-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Unidentified gunmen fire on Sri Lankan election rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/sril-a01.html The violent attack is another symptom of the political tensions underpinning the bitter rivalry in the August 17 election campaign. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/402fa590-baac-4e48-8b29-18acf06d069A/sril-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Australian unions promote anti-Chinese nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/chin-a01.html Amid growing unemployment, union leaders are staging protests to denounce a Free Trade Agreement with China. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d32473f-249b-4e3b-b3ed-8fb9f6722e6O/chin-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Tensions between India and Pakistan escalate despite Modi-Sharif meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/indp-a01.html India’s 15-month-old BJP government continues to integrate New Delhi ever more completely into the Washington’s anti-China “pivot.” Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e49a37d5-8615-4c74-af88-b58d9e23613C/indp-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Airplane debris may be from missing flight MH370 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/mh37-a01.html If the wing-flap is found to belong to MH370, it would be the first piece of evidence that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57c48b86-bd99-4132-827b-f05f0de4ed7A/mh37-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Economic slowdown in Peru ignites social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/peru-a01.html Two out of three Peruvians report being unable to live off of their salaries, while just 113 families monopolize 46 percent of the country’s wealth. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bb4ffa0-fd7d-4b26-adc1-e73cda78317G/peru-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Glasgow homeless caseworkers’ strike ended http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/scot-a01.html Caseworkers will be returning to an even more chaotic and failing service compared with 17 weeks ago. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1718bf27-0465-48de-9b97-ffcd0cb067aG/scot-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party holds first election meeting in Sri Lanka’s north http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/kayt-a01.html Hundreds of shoppers and passers-by listened to the SEP’s open-air election meeting in Kayts. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b59c09d-0951-40e9-b701-6f30f227d1eC/kayt-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z <em>Trainwreck</em>: The latest from Judd Apatow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/trai-a01.html In Apatow’s <em>Trainwreck</em>, Amy Schumer, the stand-up comic and writer, is the psychological mess of the title. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4394d91f-7725-445a-8f80-2c53f93a1a5P/trai-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/labo-a01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec6c8035-cc06-4c5c-a36e-d63e1f00f97O/labo-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z US homeownership rate hits lowest level since 1967 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/econ-j31.html Despite six years of economic “recovery,” many indicators show that American households are worse off than they were during the depths of the 2008 economic crisis. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/159eb237-532f-4cf1-ab43-1c183624939A/econ-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Royal Dutch Shell to slash 6,500 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/layo-j31.html Energy companies have announced nearly 50,000 layoffs in the last three months amid a slump in oil prices and a slowdown in the global economy. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/968f9c8f-ac17-45c2-bca1-dbe18a95029F/layo-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Right-wing Israeli fanatic stabs six at gay rights parade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/isra-j31.html The ultra-Orthodox assailant had been released from prison only three weeks earlier, after serving a sentence for carrying out a nearly identical attack 10 years ago. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6612a789-ea88-48d5-bd7b-76bb12b766dL/isra-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Turkey put on a war footing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/turk-j31.html President Erdoğan’s government has mobilised the military and police to target both the Kurdish nationalist movement and the “left” and anti-war opposition in general. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5ef2051-787d-4d0f-a34d-6304c2937d5G/turk-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton and secret Swiss bank accounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/clin-j31.html In return for Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state, Swiss banking giant UBS gave large contributions to the Clinton Foundation and a fat paycheck for Bill Clinton. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82410977-22bf-48a2-8ef9-cdc742e752cA/clin-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Immigrant family detention centers scrutinized at US Congressional forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/immi-j31.html The Democratic Party groups organizing the event continue to support the Obama administration, whose policies are responsible for the deplorable conditions of immigrants. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffc60ea1-4bca-4e34-92b8-8057dc48de3N/immi-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler reports sharp rise in second-quarter profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/chry-j31.html The huge profits at the Big Three are the product of a relentless drive by the automakers, with the full backing of the United Auto Workers union, to slash labor costs. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47ee2e38-ee81-45ba-9bc8-a945ef6da65M/chry-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Congressional Republicans move to defund Planned Parenthood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/abor-j31.html The proposed legislation comes in response to heavily edited videos produced by a right-wing group that falsely depict the organization committing crimes. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa8ca500-f9b1-42eb-a245-a41da178c0bM/abor-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z New York joins other cities and states in lifting minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/cuom-j31.html The gradual increases to $15 an hour reflects fear of growing anger in the working class, but will still leave workers far short of a decent wage and living standard. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6d88d58-4689-42a5-be70-3dcc334b637L/cuom-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Fourth body recovered from UK factory explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/bosl-j31.html Just two weeks before the explosion decimated the factory, local council enforcement officers ordered a clean-up of the facility. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77042d61-5d76-4470-a75b-d15728633a8L/bosl-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z German pilots’ union capitulates to Lufthansa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/luft-j31.html The cockpit union has sold out the pilots, giving the company even more than it was demanding, including raising the retirement age and cutting costs. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03785e07-f822-4677-89f5-093b9217697M/luft-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z German union manipulates balloting in child care worker strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/verd-j31.html Ver.di is making a desperate attempt to prevent the rejection of a miserable contract by postponing the membership vote until the middle of vacation season. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d2a02b9-04ed-4bb2-ac4c-0a4d04bfadbD/verd-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Australia: Two highly-politicised arrests of “foreign fighters” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/terr-j31.html Both arrests serve definite political purposes bound up with the fraudulent “war on terrorism.” Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3572e69-f439-4a0f-a940-593593289afL/terr-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Fifty years on: Medicare under assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/pers-j31.html Medicare, one of the last vestiges of social reform from a previous era, today faces a bipartisan assault aimed at undermining and ultimately destroying it. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cec4c681-c4f9-480f-a560-c5ef49b0c4cH/pers-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP campaigns against evictions in Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/slel-j31.html SEP candidates spoke in Wanathamulla, where residents have been the target of government “slum eviction” operations. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a17d0800-4cb6-4b65-b225-f8858455b2bA/slel-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/euro-j31.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd0bc24-abbc-4ae3-ab3d-73c62ee4f3aN/euro-j31.html 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z US, Turkey prepare to escalate Syrian intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/syri-j30.html The deal reached between Washington and Ankara has set the stage for a major escalation of the war for regime change against Syria. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f531ce05-b9e3-47b5-9a4b-edca4200876A/syri-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z What is the pseudo-left? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/pers-j30.html Political developments in Greece in recent months are a striking confirmation of the WSWS's analysis of “pseudo-left” tendencies. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7529bfa-1a3d-486a-9330-9cb6e26923aD/pers-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z White House rejects petition for Snowden pardon signed by 168,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/snow-j30-j30.html The Obama White House has denied the demand for a “full, free, and absolute pardon” for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, raised in a petition signed by almost 168,000 people. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9418bb2d-803f-44c2-b387-859d69420e3P/snow-j30-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders pits US workers against immigrants in Vox interview http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/sand-j30.html As Sanders has climbed in the polls, the pro-capitalist and nationalist content of his politics has become increasingly clear. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a996fe2-dde3-444c-8c87-d2af386e930L/sand-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Cincinnati cop who killed Samuel Dubose charged with murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/poli-j30.html The indictment of officer Ray Tensing comes three days after hundreds of protesters marched through Cincinnati demanding his arrest. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d72abc5b-9408-4650-b2fb-0c3e5f871e6K/poli-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z UK government whips up anti-immigrant hysteria over Eurotunnel security at Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/migr-j30.html The desperate efforts of migrants to enter Britain led to the death Tuesday night of a Sudanese man who was hit by a truck leaving a cross Channel ferry. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf8f0a30-89db-44e0-852b-d88d2dd48e0L/migr-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Former Greek finance minister Varoufakis facing calls for criminal prosecution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/gree-j30.html Varoufakis faces charges that could lead to his imprisonment, including treason and participating in a criminal organisation. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59b26f0a-a362-4a4b-816e-a264752ca57A/gree-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Television programme shows how German companies benefit from privatisation in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/revi-j30.html The “Trust Fund” is the centrepiece of the EU’s new austerity programme and is aimed at plundering the Greek economy. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cf669d6-74c5-4008-90d9-38199c7ed91I/revi-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal push by US allies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/mh17-j30.html The UN Security Council resolution demanded an international criminal court despite no evidence being produced of Russian involvement in the plane’s downing. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ff04138-17b3-4875-8e6a-e3c10f11a6aP/mh17-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Creditor group calls for slashing education and social spending in Puerto Rico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/puer-j30.html The creditors laid down a set of dictates including tax hikes, the sale of $4 billion worth of public assets, and the slashing of public education and other social programs. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1aba3ecd-c919-446c-b55e-39550d67733N/puer-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Witch-hunt continues against Sri Lankan tea estate workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/slpl-j30.html The victimisation of Ingestre workers is part of an escalating offensive by plantation companies to slash costs and drive up productivity. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/126ac418-1f23-45d1-b814-1f79b1c50eeN/slpl-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party holds meeting in Berlin on Syriza and the crisis in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/psgm-j30.html The meeting put forward the position that the defence of the working class in Greece requires a united struggle by the entire European working class against austerity. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58dcd8f8-c691-4104-8476-6f5442de24bO/psgm-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP General Secretary Wije Dias interviewed on national election channel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/seps-j30.html Dias explained the SEP’s socialist and international program in an hour-long interview on the state-owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation’s radio network. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cd49466-87fb-4c41-bb9d-8d12c1c1f75I/seps-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z The Dodd-Frank banking law five years on http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/bank-j30.html The law, largely a token measure to begin with, has been watered down further to the point of near irrelevancy. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2eeedb7-e92f-43d8-995d-236e4393ac3I/bank-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback promotes trade unions and NDP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/poli-j30-1.html By boosting illusions in the trade union bureaucracy and NDP in Canada, while covering for Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek workers, Fightback serves as a bulwark against the development of a socialist party in the working class. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/203a884a-58f1-420a-86eb-99fba13728bI/poli-j30-1.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Chris Squire, founding member of Yes, dead at 67 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/30/squi-j30.html The British-born bass player, song writer and vocalist for the progressive rock band Yes, died on June 27 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 67. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67159739-cae1-4efe-95fd-227507de186E/squi-j30.html 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z NATO backs Turkish/US regime-change offensive in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/turk-j29.html In exchange for a green light to attack the Kurds, Turkey has made a U-turn to join the US-led campaign of air strikes in Syria. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e57faff8-d2dc-470c-9cfb-aeff983f4acO/turk-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z The dark side of American politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/pers-j29.html The <em>New York Times</em> has retracted its claim that the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, without revealing which government officials made the false allegation. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e12140d7-35a1-4298-bcd5-8e04dae86dbA/pers-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Libyan kangaroo court sentences Gaddafi’s son and others to die http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/liby-j29.html Eight former Gaddafi government officials were condemned to life in prison in the mass show trial, while seven were sentenced to 12-year prison terms. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3df866f5-1a01-44cb-a5c4-a467aa9f89fA/liby-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Failure of Iran nuclear pact will lead to war, Kerry warns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/cong-j29.html In response to bipartisan warmongering, Kerry insisted that the nuclear pact would serve as a stepping stone toward intensified confrontation with Tehran. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8e564a7-d5cc-4fb0-b5eb-e55d707997bI/cong-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers in Berlin speak out on the crisis in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/berl-j29.html In discussions with German workers and youth, PSG supporters found widespread solidarity with the Greek population and opposition to the policies of the German government. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/610ab1ff-6c14-483b-96d5-87af6fcc52eB/berl-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party descends into crisis over leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/corb-j29.html The Labour Party leadership contest in the UK has descended into farce, with calls for it to be suspended and even threats of a coup should the “wrong” candidate win. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f657b92-5641-4764-bf39-10c98b4e7b6K/corb-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives plan war and domestic repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/came-j29.html The Tories are fashioning an increasingly aggressive military policy and undertaking measures that represent a grave threat to democratic rights. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf7f4cd8-9199-4b55-a6a7-a8de902e17eO/came-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Ford and GM announce huge quarterly profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/ford-j29.html As auto executives demand more sacrifices from workers, Ford and General Motors posted huge profits in the second quarter thanks to years of union-backed concessions. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cb18fc6-7ba7-4074-b96f-80d504d49b0F/ford-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Mitsubishi announces closure of central Illinois auto plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/auto-j29.html The closure—which will destroy the jobs of 1,260 workers—follows a 2010 contract pushed through by the United Auto Workers that cut wages in the name of “saving” the plant. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b88851d-1088-4c9d-b378-46e27c43853J/auto-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Verizon workers rally in New York, authorize strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/veri-j29.html Workers denounced attacks on benefits and job security at Manhattan demonstration. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51932ef0-234b-4f71-a017-424765c1741D/veri-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Layoffs mount in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/wvir-j29.html The state has the highest unemployment and lowest workforce participation rates in the country, figures exacerbated by mass layoffs in coal, rail and other key industries. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f771941-5ce4-4ba3-9272-c29a5bb7cb1P/wvir-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z France’s Constitutional Council approves draconian surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/fspy-j29.html France’s Consitutional Council has rubber-stamped a controversial surveillance law that gives the intelligence service sweeping powers to spy on the entire population. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef0e9781-2af8-498c-b7c7-37a2c543388K/fspy-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Indonesian President Widodo under pressure as economy slides http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/indo-j29.html International finance capital and local business interests have stepped up their demands for a new Indonesian cabinet. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26dbb343-4bda-43af-b12a-136af7fb3d3N/indo-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Pseudo-left USP willing to ally with any capitalist party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/usps-j29.html The United Socialist Party takes no responsibility for the disasters that its previous alliances with bourgeois parties have helped bring about for the working class. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aba036d0-7b1b-45db-93f8-c75f84e1bc3J/usps-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Syriza’s austerity policies expose the reactionary role of France’s NPA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/29/npas-j29.html The NPA, having promoted Syriza as a great hope for the left, is politically responsible for the EU austerity measures Syriza is imposing against the Greek people. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68c5f259-037d-497e-9b5d-4e0fb2ebcb6K/npas-j29.html 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z With US backing, Turkey prepares to seize buffer zones inside Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/turk-j28.html Plans for Turkish military intervention in the Syrian civil war mark a major escalation in the re-division of the Middle East led by the imperialist powers. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a58571e-e364-4751-8f0e-90c031244f5E/turk-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z The international significance of the Sri Lankan general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/pers-j28.html The political crisis in Sri Lanka is an acute expression of the breakdown of global capitalism, which is fueling bitter geo-political rivalries and social counterrevolution against the working class. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7e46995-6e59-4a5c-b6fa-a432a341e9aI/pers-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Chinese stock market suffers biggest one-day sell-off since 2007 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/chin-j28.html Chinese financial authorities announced a new round of share purchases in the latest attempt to prop up the country’s plunging stock market. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93776314-5a7e-4b9c-9d12-360730829b7D/chin-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Conflicts erupt over Syriza’s contingency planning for Greek euro exit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/varo-j28.html Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis did contingency planning for a parallel banking system that could serve to reintroduce a Greek national currency. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec40886-c70f-477a-9bf6-53ae88d474cN/varo-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama hails Ethiopian regime as US proxy in “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/ethi-j28.html The US president is seeking to escalate the conflict in the Horn of Africa as a means of securing US hegemony. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c2d4863-a327-4884-8ca9-caad17999b8M/ethi-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Youth and workers in Australia speak about the Greek crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/sein-j28.html Workers, students and youth attending SEP meetings [ link to meeting ] in Melbourne and Sydney on Sunday spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about developments in Greece, the role of Syriza and other issues. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d980ea2-211d-40e3-9b3d-7355e0f9599D/sein-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Cleveland officer pepper sprays crowd of protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/viol-j28.html Protesters were denouncing police for arresting a 14-year-old, at which point an officer sprayed a large group of protesters in his vicinity. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8bbd110-96c6-49ec-bc25-5130f1ff217B/viol-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z US Department of Homeland Security spied on Black Lives Matter protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/home-j28.html Homeland Security has been spying on Black Lives Matter protesters since the police killing of Michael Brown in August 2014. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f735b1-6118-4b2c-ac45-6f64124fb5fE/home-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama administration issues wrist-slap fine for Fiat Chrysler’s deadly recall delays http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/chry-j28.html The $105 million penalty is a derisory amount, a small fraction of the automaker’s annual revenue and profits. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b6fedf3-eaa1-429f-9b24-bfc35d27d59D/chry-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Petrobras scandal deepens with arrest of top Brazilian businessmen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/braz-j28.html A federal prosecutor has also announced an investigation of former president Lula da Silva for supposed “influence peddling” on behalf of the Odebrecht conglomerate. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89c453a3-232a-4b73-b89d-91fe680a991O/braz-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Finland establishes rapid response units to patrol Russian border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/finl-j28-j28.html The creation of the units is the latest sign of US-backed efforts in the Nordic and Baltic regions to ratchet up tensions with Russia. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5311eff-dfe1-4d0c-9ff9-fd68129fe3aG/finl-j28-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z UK: Green Party presides over homeless crisis in Bristol http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/bris-j28.html There are around 15,000 people on the council waiting list for affordable homes in Bristol, the most expensive city for housing after London. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd515c05-e9b5-4ae8-b7dc-14e58137817P/bris-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z German financial supervisor implicates Deutsche Bank in Libor manipulation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/deut-j28.html Anshu Jain, who recently resigned as co-chair of Deutsche Bank, was involved much more deeply in the manipulation of Libor than previously known. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eadc172-0b77-4a09-b924-f4d47b8e743C/deut-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Sydney’s median house price tops $1 million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/hous-j28.html The housing bubble, fueled by a frenzy of speculative investment, has led to obscene house prices, well beyond the reach of working people. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c2b568-ad87-43d7-aebb-e8014499bcbJ/hous-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Billy Wilder’s <em>Double Indemnity</em> (1944) and the phenomenon of American film noir http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/doub-j28.html Turner Classic Movies, the US cable and satellite television network, presented Billy Wilder’s <em>Double Indemnity</em> (1944) at selected theaters on July 19 and 20. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16a16e3f-fb07-4ee4-97f1-ad6597f11bbE/doub-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z How the New York Times distorted its own poll on race relations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/poll-j28.html A careful reading of the actual poll indicates that racial animosities are continuing to fade and basic class issues are coming to the fore. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/804f322b-5d1b-4d8b-9ca0-0799e47f549K/poll-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Australian SEP meetings discuss political issues posed by Syriza’s betrayal in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/sepm-j28.html The SEP meetings were the only public events in Australia to expose Syriza’s craven capitulation to German banks and the financial elites. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/787fad49-e707-4520-bc83-6f5dd9c85cdJ/sepm-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df9e85e4-015e-4394-af02-b01810cd1d5I/wkrs-j28.html 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z US-backed Saudi strikes in Yemen kill 120 civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/yeme-j27.html Saudi war planes struck a workers’ quarters and a nearby agricultural facility in the city of Taiz late Friday night, killing at least 120 civilians, including women and children. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0352f76f-c943-40d0-a895-2d58523fa0dP/yeme-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Mining job cuts: The destructive anarchy of the capitalist market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/pers-j27.html Anglo American’s decision to cut one-third of its workforce is symptomatic of the job destruction ripping through the global mining industry as commodity prices plunge. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dbe06ea-73ff-4f9d-b559-2d1d23529a4L/pers-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z German economics minister rushes to exploit business opportunities in Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/iran-j27.html Berlin’s scramble to dominate exploitation of the Iranian economy is another move in German imperialism’s return to the world stage. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/432f5341-9cb2-4432-a000-6441445bbefO/iran-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Amid ongoing protests, Japan’s upper house to discuss military bills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/japa-j27.html According to opinion polls, more than 60 percent of the population opposes security legislation that allows Japan to take part in US-led wars. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46c51a82-e1ea-438a-a17f-bacc6c58521B/japa-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Hundreds attend funeral of Sandra Bland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/blan-j27.html Bland’s family members urged supporters to continue questioning the official narrative of the 28-year-old’s death in an East Texas jail cell this month. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eb8d91d-e679-49c5-a57e-87ba2a9ab26P/blan-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z California judge bars Obama administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/immi-j27.html The judge gave federal authorities until August 3 to present arguments stating why over 1,700 people held in “family units” at detention centers should not be released. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7484f32b-2b3d-4d0f-8fb8-e7fceab7166N/immi-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z US deportation case against Honduran toddler put on hold http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/hond-j27.html The one-year old Honduran boy can remain for now in the US with his teenage mother, but immigration authorities have not dropped the case against him. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d475ee69-c10a-40ab-95e4-a76686dcfbcP/hond-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z San Diego-based Qualcomm announces 4,700 layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/27/qual-j27.html The job cuts at Qualcomm are part of a series of mass layoffs in the US, including at Xerox, Mitsubishi Motors and Newport News Shipbuilding. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6363005-5524-476d-a31d-f0c3e057971L/qual-j27.html 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z