English http://www.wsws.org/en/ US stokes divisions over South China Sea at ASEAN summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/asea-j25.html The Philippines and Vietnam are at loggerheads with Cambodia over a reference in the final communiqué to the recent UN-backed court ruling negating China’s maritime claims. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f343a9-52a3-43a1-8729-6dac47051fcB/asea-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Democratic convention opens: An agenda of militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/pers-j25.html The program of global militarism at the heart of the Clinton campaign is combined with the ferocious promotion of racial and gender politics. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6861727-266a-466a-af25-0118610298cJ/pers-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Corbyn and McDonnell plead with UK Labour Party right wing for “unity” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/corb-j25.html The aim of the Blairites is not merely to depose Corbyn, but to thwart the growing anti-capitalist sentiment and yearning for fundamental social change among millions of people. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65a567e-ada3-4b75-8ded-814e9ceb1d4O/corb-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Pentagon accuses Russia of targeting US-British Special Forces base in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/syri-j25.html US-Russian tensions are surging in Syria, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to delay a further escalation of the war until after the 2016 US elections. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e25cf0-0f6d-45b6-a9be-258fef45216E/syri-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine: A supporter of war and big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/kain-j25.html The selection of a figure with Kaine’s political resume is a clear indication of the right-wing administration that Clinton intends to form if she is elected president. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fda2759-dc9d-428d-ad81-4b42bf0f4ddN/kain-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Leaked emails show Democratic National Committee targeting Sanders campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/wiki-j25.html WikiLeaks released thousands of emails that detail the Democratic Party’s dirty dealings and collusion with mainstream media. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a823223b-6ed0-43f4-ac90-f6ee6a105e6K/wiki-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Democrats oversee record level of extreme poverty in Philadelphia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/secu-j25.html The Democratic National Convention opens Monday in Philadelphia, a city where the Democrat's preside over extreme poverty, massive inequality and a dilapidated education system. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c48bee3c-aad4-407b-9bfa-5a7ee9c9517D/secu-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Severe heat wave spread across much of US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/heat-j25.html The heat wave crisis stems from global warming, which scientists have repeatedly warned will cause an ever-increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/220307fa-d15a-41f1-9331-07cbd49449eN/heat-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Virginia Supreme Court orders revocation of voting rights for 200,000 felons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/virg-j25.html The ruling, which passed 4-3, struck down an executive order that would have reinstated the voting rights of Virginians who had completed sentences for felonies. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00dad4ed-5760-403a-8f0b-1aec31dbd1aJ/virg-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Two more shootings by New Zealand police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/nzpo-j25.html The shooting of two men in separate incidents is part of an increasing resort to lethal force by police in response to the social crisis. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a4cda9-f53a-4edc-b44e-6d4ccfc5af4E/nzpo-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z UK: National Health Service cardiac units to be cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/card-j25.html The cuts will reduce from 13 to 10 the number of units in the country dealing with congenital heart disease—a condition that mainly affects children. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/838c517a-bb3b-4210-90d8-c93c44683beI/card-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z The Munich shooting spree and the Americanization of German society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/germ-j25.html The massive police operation in Munich, as well as the reaction of many media outlets and politicians, showsthat the tragic event is being used to justify a new law-and-order campaign. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d932d552-f25c-4de2-8e01-3d37f79236cH/germ-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z Build the IYSSE on Australian campuses and schools! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/iyse-j25.html Developments since the Australian federal election have underscored the preparations by the ruling elite for war with China and authoritarian forms of rule. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccc22bab-99a4-43e5-a702-f027a23ed22I/iyse-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 25-31 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/twih-j25.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29280c9a-20d6-467f-a17d-9ceb7dad65eG/twih-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z US vice president’s trip triggers debate on US-China conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/chin-j23.html A full-scale US assault on China would almost certainly escalate into a nuclear war, in which millions would die. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f9daa1-4f79-4de3-9a79-b3206fc9a03P/chin-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Paul Krugman attacks Trump from the right on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/pers-j23.html Trump’s questioning whether the US should go to war over the Baltic states prompted denunciations from both “liberal” Democrats like Krugman and right-wing Republicans. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45e6e5df-939a-495a-995f-b5e0643bfdbI/pers-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Massive police operation follows deadly attack on Munich shopping centre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/germ-j23-1.html German security forces conducted a huge anti-terror operation in the city of Munich, where, according to the latest reports, 10 people were shot dead and at least 21 injured. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f15be5ca-a846-40e4-8d5c-6ae47e71184D/germ-j23-1.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z In signal to military, Hillary Clinton picks Senator Tim Kaine as running mate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/kain-j23.html In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46527c01-08df-4993-b910-39fc1bc58f0A/kain-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z German corporations donate to Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/germ-j23.html According to a report by the news weekly <em>Die Welt</em>, more than two-thirds of US campaign contributions by large German corporations have benefited the Republicans. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a541b68c-8373-4356-adec-91f663eccebM/germ-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z French president, British prime minister meet to discuss Brexit crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/brfr-j23.html Hollande shifted towards a more accommodating position, giving Britain more time to negotiate the exit and reaffirming Britain’s role as a key military ally of France. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a41a269f-87a6-4f81-a61b-497db253c93A/brfr-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Leadership contest prompts mass sign-up to UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/labo-j23.html Owen Smith, Corbyn’s challenger for the leadership, voted in support of setting up a no-fly zone in Libya and for air strikes in Iraq. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffe08cfb-f31b-4d42-9c76-63a15222569L/labo-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Protests follow the death of teenager in Liverpool http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/live-j23.html Footage shows Mzee Mohammed face down, barefoot and apparently unconscious while appearing to have his hands cuffed behind his back. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a57e783b-693f-40cd-85b4-324a072476eP/live-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Ruling maintains ban on Russian track and field athletes from Rio Olympics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/olym-j23.html The ruling came only two days after the World Anti-Doping Agency called for all Russian athletes to be banned from next month’s summer games in Brazil. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6313415e-0cba-43ac-b047-7969daabbccP/olym-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z US government investigates allegations Fiat-Chrysler falsified sales figures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/fiat-j23.html The auto company confirmed that it is under investigation by both the SEC and the FBI for an alleged scheme to pad its monthly sales totals. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6b867a8-a812-4034-a75b-0dc0b06c9e1M/fiat-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z State officials work to obscure water crisis in Flint http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/flin-j23.html The appointment of BP’s former spokesperson as Michigan’s new environmental director highlights the official cover-up in the Flint water crisis. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2bb3b8d-c6bb-4cc1-8889-147ffbf72d0A/flin-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Minnesota nurses contract talks continue with Allina Health http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/minn-j23.html Negotiators for Allina Health are sticking fast to their demands for the gutting of health care plans for 4,800 nurses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro region. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e84b1a9-2d7b-418b-b578-5c7b53f76efB/minn-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea government survives no-confidence motion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/pngu-j23.html With protests and strikes set to continue, yesterday’s parliamentary vote will not end the country’s political crisis. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fad0c048-308c-406c-8297-c6f6ef02fe8L/pngu-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Jobs losses continue in Australia as slump deepens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/jobs-j23.html The job cuts further highlight the impact of falling commodity prices and declining demand in China and throughout Asia. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6532ab8a-b05e-45e9-896a-7779a7884c7K/jobs-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z The pro-capitalist program of the US Green Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/gree-j23.html The Green Party is a bourgeois party, representing the interests of privileged strata of the upper-middle class. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3512fb68-d975-4b4c-9300-13a3c985c2cP/gree-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Workers discuss social crisis in Philadelphia on eve of Democratic National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/jwca-j23.html Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91f9f72e-ca33-47c9-ac19-87c2389cf7dA/jwca-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Germany) placed on ballot for Berlin election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/psgb-j23.html The Berlin State Elections Committee voted unanimously to allow the state-wide list of candidates of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to participate in the elections for the Berlin House of Representatives in September. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c27be6-2732-4889-9c50-f33d366ed2dN/psgb-j23.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/23/labo-j23-2.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06e0ed65-82c8-476f-9669-d5609fa202eC/labo-j23-2.html 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z US air raids kill more than 200 civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/nato-j22.html The slaughter in northern Syria gives a foretaste of the bloody offensives being prepared by Washington and its NATO allies against Raqqa and Mosul. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9fcce6b-24cb-48bf-88de-b6c397f562fI/nato-j22.html 2016-07-22T06:00:00Z Trump delivers fascistic rant to conclude Republican National Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/trum-j22.html Donald Trump’s remarks combined empty demagogy with calls for an attack on immigrants, the restoration of “law and order” and the removal of all restraints on the accumulation of wealth. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8a4e970-be71-4fa8-a1fc-1f57baf2345D/trum-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/pers-j22.html The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b95746ba-380f-408a-9a4b-001272573e9G/pers-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Riots spread after Adama Traoré’s death in police custody near Paris http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/beau-j22.html Traoré’s family and friends are disputing police claims that he died of a heart attack while in police custody, alleging that he was beaten to death by police. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d419628-8543-494e-80ce-2cf3498188dP/beau-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Biden confirms US warship will visit New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/usnz-j22.html The American visit, the first in more than 30 years, represents a significant further step in New Zealand’s integration into US war preparations against China. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14ea9422-ed20-4d10-957a-83f80ac7d2bP/usnz-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Arch-rivals India and Pakistan take opposed stands on Hague court’s anti-China ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/sasc-j22.html While India has lined up behind Washington in supporting the provocative ruling issued in The Hague, Pakistan has backed China’s rejection of it. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13159328-57e3-42d1-af76-9f0b691f7c6D/sasc-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z The murky world of the UK’s Blairite anti-Corbyn coup plotters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/smee-j22.html Leading figures in the plot to depose Corbyn were members of the US British-American Project, which was established during the 1980s with a mission “to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain.” Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e37d8c26-40ab-4955-af9a-3105d38c72cB/smee-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z North Miami police shoot unarmed man as he lay on the ground http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/poli-j22.html Charles Kinsey, the caregiver to an autistic man, was shot as he attempted to calm his patient and explain the situation to officers. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/558f46a7-6a2f-4bd8-871e-0f1a2ef1d24H/poli-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Study shows funding down, tuition up at US public universities and colleges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/cbpp-j22.html Years of cuts in state funding for public colleges and universities have driven up tuition and have led to faculty reductions, fewer course offerings and campus closings. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/350d7397-5290-4426-b2ee-8f76b241ac1B/cbpp-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z California, sixth largest economy in the world, has highest poverty rate in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/cali-j22.html Home to 131 billionaires, making it the third in the world for number of billionaires, California is also the US state with the highest poverty rate. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23cbb468-83ce-4a23-ac6e-13f311d4e62H/cali-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z US and Chinese officials visit Sri Lanka, highlighting growing regional tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/ussl-j22.html China has attempted to strengthen its relations with Sri Lanka since the US-inspired regime-change that ousted former President Mahinda Rajapakse. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f280ad45-22c4-4309-b02e-584577dfcefM/ussl-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Youth deaths highlight growth of UK private mental health services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/ment-j22.html Nine young people have died since 2009 while being treated in private mental health units across the UK. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a1ca31c-a816-4b04-a898-90f780a252fP/ment-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z German cop says politicians have no right to question police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/germ-j22.html Any critique of the actions of the police, who killed the attacker with a shot to the head, is to be suppressed. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4e82a0d-b769-44f8-be89-e8e19d70eaaP/germ-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z New York Times sees only “whiteness” at Republican convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/time-j22.html The newspaper currently treats individuals, events, movements, books, films and everything else that comes within its journalistic grasp almost exclusively through the prism of race. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e54d72a8-42b4-4689-a23b-c5b07f21af5C/time-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/euro-j22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/984f0e84-4ee5-4ab2-a814-aaad57fe0b0F/euro-j22.html 2016-07-22T05:00:00Z State of emergency declared in Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/turk-j21.html The speed and scale of the post-coup purge are indicative of the political and social tensions wracking Turkey. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16589d19-f488-4bd6-a1a8-f238d31ce4aF/turk-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Calls for violence, repression and war dominate day three of Republican Convention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/conv-j21.html Two Republican convention delegates, both Trump supporters, have called for the execution of his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81574e31-223d-4604-a403-dd7135404baA/conv-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z US vice-president makes menacing warning to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/bide-j21.html Biden’s speech in Sydney made clear that the US will not tolerate any equivocation by Canberra and other regional allies in supporting its war preparations in the Indo-Pacific. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a62687d-e5e0-4ab4-be09-29493794fadA/bide-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Biden visits New Zealand to strengthen military ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/nzbi-j21.html New Zealand’s balancing act between China, its second largest trading partner, and the US, its chief strategic ally, is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eed57c2-fb5e-47ca-9c61-91801b32e96O/nzbi-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Obama’s “moderate rebels” behead 12-year-old in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/rebe-j21.html The atrocity was carried out by an armed Islamist militia whose members received both weapons and salaries from the CIA. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a4ffc3e-b1fb-4642-a046-1a5aac75fedM/rebe-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Five injured in bloody train attack in southern Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/germ-j21.html A 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan attacked a group of tourists from Hong Kong on a train in Bavaria on Monday evening, and was subsequently shot to death by police. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a8a5845-c8ab-4726-91ef-ba3a2dbfd60H/germ-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Deportations triple in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/berl-j21.html According to official figures, 1,068 people were deported from Berlin between January and the end of June 2016. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad6b0a83-82de-4f28-abf1-9051f2ef6b4D/berl-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z UK’s new prime minister meets with Merkel and Hollande on Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/brex-j21.html British Prime Minister May's visit is designed to placate the two countries that form the political and economic axis of the European Union following the Brexit vote. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ba41ecd-4b1d-4033-bd88-6ed7389fbbaA/brex-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z IMF cuts growth forecast in the wake of Brexit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/imfr-j21.html The IMF has warned of the possibility of a “severe scenario” for Europe if financial conditions tighten and consumer confidence falls. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/554a2e04-9385-463b-927d-ab4549bd227E/imfr-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Massachusetts and New Hampshire state troopers arrested for assault on unarmed suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/poli-j21.html Video from news helicopters show Richard Simone, Jr. on his hands and knees, not resisting the officers who beat him. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbe5b16f-8008-460b-bd99-2e9f03a8619I/poli-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Obamacare insurance rates set to spike in California in 2017 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/acac-j21.html Similar leaps in premiums are expected throughout the nation. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68cc9eff-73a0-4268-9f1f-b96daf0f7d8O/acac-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z California transportation workers reject sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/calt-j21.html Caltrans maintenance workers, who have been working without a contract for a year, voted by 67 percent to reject a proposed contract and authorize a strike. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/593ba556-e90d-4731-9661-eaef98aba1dJ/calt-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Canada to wage war in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/cana-j21.html Canada’s defense minister and top military commander say the Liberal government will soon send troops to Africa. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53af37a3-b5a5-4b9c-b000-f10bc7fb56eM/cana-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z France’s permanent state of emergency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/pers-j21.html Amid a deep crisis of bourgeois democracy and seething social tensions across Europe, the ruling elite aims to transition from democratic to dictatorial forms of rule. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b617348-8d12-4f65-a14c-1980e705b10N/pers-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z Video: SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth speaks with workers in upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/vide-j21.html Niemuth visited Rochester and Syracuse, New York and spoke to residents about the conditions in the region and their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1468d576-2350-4fd3-9b81-30493f29f78D/vide-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z <em>Our Kind of Traitor</em>: Going with the current http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/trai-j21.html <em>Our Kind of Traitor</em>, a British spy thriller directed by Susanna White, is based on the 2010 novel of the same name by John le Carré, the veteran novelist. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85112084-016e-4179-892b-60f607f1430L/trai-j21.html 2016-07-21T05:00:00Z In Australia, US vice president issues belligerent challenge to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/bide-j20.html Biden’s trip to Australia came in the immediate aftermath of the arbitration court decision in The Hague declaring illegal Chinese land reclamation activities in the South China Sea. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60e40d34-ce91-49eb-b20f-f3c9191ac9dG/bide-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z The Republicans plumb the depths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/pers-j20.html In the long and protracted decay of American democracy and the political culture of the United States, a fundamental boundary is being crossed. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2171913-8298-4bb2-9293-72b8699323cN/pers-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Republican Party officially nominates Donald Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/conv-j20.html For the first time, one of the two major capitalist parties in America has chosen as its presidential nominee an individual of openly authoritarian and semi-fascist views. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de563fa3-d9ff-4873-988f-e13728237f7A/conv-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Leading US historians issue warning on the rise of Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/hist-j20.html The historians see Trump as the product of decades of decay of American society, including academia, the press and the court system. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbd63d7-c834-4ae3-b9dc-7ae9118f455B/hist-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Washington and Brussels step up pressure on Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/turk-j20.html US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly threatened Turkey with the loss of its NATO membership as Ankara carried out mass arrests following the July 15 coup attempt. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/038da17d-0a9c-40ab-a8ba-3789cee69f9M/turk-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Three quarters of Labour MPs back renewal of UK nuclear missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/trid-j20.html MPs from the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party took it in turns to support the use of nuclear weapons. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46c1c2fe-fbcf-4368-b2fd-17234d49f41P/trid-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z US admiral holds “frank” talks in Beijing over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/scse-j20.html The Chinese regime is playing directly into Washington’s hands by resorting to its own reckless military measures that heighten the danger of conflict. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bc4d30e-4b4a-42ef-9e9f-57c6b77288eF/scse-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Labour and Liberal Democrats plot new party in event of Corbyn’s re-election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/labo-j20.html The <em>Mail On Sunday</em> reported that a breakaway party is being discussed in secret, involving up to 150 Labour MPs, who would align themselves with the Liberal Democrats. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64f3eb7e-fa3a-4b7c-8636-e3eb514a3e9E/labo-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z American war planes slaughter civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/syri-j20.html US airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in Aleppo province Monday, adding to the hundreds of thousands of civilian dead produced by Washington’s regime change operation. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2b38057-eb19-4193-915b-52fe0415406O/syri-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z UnitedHealth cuts Obamacare options for tens of thousands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/unit-j20.html The largest US health insurer has indicated it is drastically scaling back its Affordable Health Care public exchange offerings despite a 13 percent rise in second-quarter profits. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90c37afa-ed75-4bb8-b8eb-995cfa43740D/unit-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Australian students and staff oppose closure of fine arts college http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/arts-j20.html The plans to close the Sydney College of the Arts are part of a pro-business restructure of the University of Sydney, and a broader attack on the arts. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33ee4c93-6287-441b-82f9-eaab898d959C/arts-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Our man in Ankara: US ambassador denies US role in Turkish coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/anka-j20.html Ambassador Bass, a former advisor to Dick Cheney, issued a “categorical” denial that Washington had any involvement in the Turkish military’s abortive uprising of July 15. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c80747cc-4d4e-41fc-a4e0-dd05643dc04P/anka-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z New York City workers discuss police killings, inequality with SEP candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/blur-j20.html On the second anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, workers spoke with Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate about the class divide in America’s largest city. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61cfa36f-062f-472a-999e-5ac0ec34c88B/blur-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z <em>Wiener-Dog</em>: Todd Solondz continues to look critically at American life http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/wien-j20.html The new film comprises four stories, loosely linked by the presence of a “wiener-dog” (dachshund). Each has at least one or more satirical, telling moments or elements. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a384059b-168f-44ae-b21c-17a5b050433C/wien-j20.html 2016-07-20T05:00:00Z Former British prime minister warns of revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/brow-j19.html Brown couches his comments in terms of the danger of right-wing populist forces, but his real fear is the development of a socialist movement of the working class. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38357ef4-a5a1-4afc-a65e-45bf1bf790dJ/brow-j19.html 2016-07-19T06:00:00Z US and Germany livid over failure of Turkish coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/turk-j19.html The angry denunciations of the Erdogan government by the United States and Germany make clear that they had hoped for the success of the military coup. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdce906-96ff-4136-8a2d-67a8c010839C/turk-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Amid massive police presence, Republicans push law-and-order, militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/repu-j19.html The theme of the first day of the RNC was “Make America Safe Again,” with a focus on attacking immigrants, militarism and expanding the powers of the police. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/685e03a9-dac2-4f50-b505-c47b248201dH/repu-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Highest ranking officer acquitted in Freddie Gray killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/poli-j19.html Lieutenant Brian Rice joins a long list of police officers involved in murderous attacks who have been exonerated. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57c5ca8c-602b-4883-a97b-02afbb08ff0F/poli-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Doctors strike against Papua New Guinea government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/pngs-j19.html Ahead of a parliamentary no-confidence motion on Friday, doctors have joined pilots, maritime workers and energy workers in anti-government protests. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a50fc12-4f88-460e-ad42-21d26cfa60aE/pngs-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister reshuffles his ministry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/turn-j19.html Turnbull is attempting to address the two acute pressures bearing down on his government—from Washington and the financial markets. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cb69ce7-d892-453a-a83d-66afc9f2aecL/turn-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z German parliament expands law on sexual crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/germ-j19.html The aim is to exploit an emotionally charged issue to strengthen the state and scapegoat refugees. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80effef9-5ee3-4fb3-bbf2-f76f657a607C/germ-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z UK trade unions fail to mobilise for anti-austerity demonstration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/demo-j19.html The most striking feature of the London demo was the absence of trade union leaders and Labour “lefts.” Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a19217ea-e445-4d4f-8f5b-958e171b726G/demo-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Child poverty soars in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/chil-j19.html Official figures show the greatest annual rise in child poverty in two decades between 2014 and 2015. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b333148-d75c-4e6d-92c5-ad7f1a418b9K/chil-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z EU demands more austerity after Spain and Portugal fail to cut deficits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/fine-j19.html The EU’s unprecedented call for billions of euros in fines comes amid a major banking crisis in Italy and the Brexit crisis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0e68b67-9afd-4f73-93b7-62ace9761f4O/fine-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Cuba shuffles heads of ministries in response to economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/cuba-j19.html Just days after outlining austerity measures, including reductions in energy consumption and imports, the Council of State announced that several ministers would be replaced. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/744de316-97f4-4673-a89d-5c0a36547ddC/cuba-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Atlantic City casino strike continues despite management ultimatum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/tajm-j19.html Roughly 1,000 casino workers remained on strike in defiance of an ultimatum by billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn to withdraw management’s last offer. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7dccb21-c132-4dc1-b79d-b16125ff95dD/tajm-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Republican convention opens: An obscene spectacle in Cleveland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/pers-j19.html A celebrity con man and speculator with racist and authoritarian views, Trump personifies the political decay of the American ruling elite. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2082ea3b-010a-4231-9650-3d431d09aaeM/pers-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Erie, Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/19/vide-j19.html Niemuth spoke to workers and young people about the defense of public education. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19fee0f6-2880-4d5a-aba1-be09db3df76D/vide-j19.html 2016-07-19T05:00:00Z