English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Mass demonstration opposes austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/gree-j04.html Tens of thousands of people took part in a demonstration Friday evening in Athens in opposition to the austerity programme of the European Union and International Monetary Fund. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1988909a-56f9-4b8c-ad09-5e3b1ebfc9eN/gree-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Rumbles of military coup as Greek workers demand end to EU austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/pers-j04.html Statements by retired military officers calling for a “yes” vote in Sunday’s Greek referendum carry the implied threat of a coup. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ebd205-216e-4bc6-b240-e863356d241L/pers-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Video report: Workers speak out against austerity at mass demonstration in Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/vide-j04.html Demonstrators said they were participating in the rally to demand an end to years of austerity. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34d07c95-5875-4ec8-badc-08db7c44f08O/vide-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Top bankers’ pay rose 17 percent in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/bank-j04.html The vast sums of money pocketed by bank executives are bound up with activities that range from borderline legal to flagrantly illegal. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24354f5e-5a9e-4dc3-bd9a-70f1a3b64ebK/bank-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z French president rejects bid to assist WikiLeaks founder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/assa-j04.html President Hollande has rebuffed calls to grant asylum to Assange in the wake of revelations by Wikileaks of illegal NSA spying on several French leaders. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b1e69d4-3cb5-4e1f-947b-08fe4d22c2cN/assa-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Aetna, Humana announce biggest-ever merger of health insurers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/merg-j04.html The deal is the biggest to date in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions spurred on by the Obama administration’s health care overhaul. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc988cc2-6040-44e9-89ab-09c0ec8cb10E/merg-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Prosecutors release documents from Washington police shooting investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/poli-j04.html The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in February is just one example of the lethal response of police to the decay of social conditions in the United States. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8e45bd3-7ac6-4c99-ade8-10276baac48G/poli-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Public housing crisis intensifies in Syracuse, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/nyho-j03.html The average person in Syracuse has to wait over three years to be placed in low-income public housing, with more than 3,000 people on waiting lists. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0435bdc-bc07-4d14-bc35-522a598f439F/nyho-j03.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Persistence of Ebola epidemic exposes global health failure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/ebol-j04.html The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed a record number of people because of the region’s desperate poverty and the miserly international response. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f189225a-49f9-43d2-8deb-608b996821bM/ebol-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ union agrees to strike ban effective until 2020 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/gdls-j04.html Hidden within a new agreement with Deutsche Bahn, the GDL has agreed to a “binding arbitration settlement”—in effect, a strike ban—for the life of the contract. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57a9cd74-fa68-4a2d-9c7d-870ba6d5fc5O/gdls-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z UK child poverty rising as government seeks cuts to tax credits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/pove-j04.html A staggering two thirds of children growing up in poor households have at least one family member in work. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa56277d-b4f8-4efc-88e1-1363489d7b8H/pove-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Colombo’s “fastest growing tourism” status obtained at the poor’s expense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/cmbo-j04.html The transformation of Colombo into a destination for wealthy tourists is the product of ruthless attacks on the inner-city poor, including mass evictions. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a7c61d2-35e4-4648-b91c-c04b17b41c8C/cmbo-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Australia Post to axe another 1,900 jobs in preparation for privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/post-j04.html The claim of mail business losses is a smokescreen to eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs over the next three years. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73b1cde6-6410-41ed-8599-0a74f6dde92F/post-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z World medical body denounces Australia’s refugee detention censorship law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/refu-j04.html The new law makes it a crime, punishable with two years in jail, to publicly reveal information about the conditions in Australia’s refugee detention camps. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/954bb57b-b5ed-40cb-8931-c593cc1e40fB/refu-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z <em>Silicon Valley</em>: HBO’s satire of American tech culture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/sili-j04.html Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, the series follows the ups and downs of six young men who live together in a Silicon Valley “business startup incubator.” Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/548d45f1-a7d3-4dde-b90a-8c566efb04cG/sili-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-left hails Syriza’s fraudulent referendum in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/salt-j04.html Socialist Alternative’s promotion of the Greek referendum is an attempt to prevent the working class drawing any lessons from its experiences with the Syriza government. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfe36fa0-f683-4fa7-8c14-a83850c0a87G/salt-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/04/labo-j04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9877a7a2-4b2d-4636-87ef-044c206478bA/labo-j04.html 2015-07-04T05:00:00Z US labor force participation rate hits lowest level in nearly four decades http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/jobs-j03.html The latest US jobs report, despite being greeted by the political establishment as another sign of a "recovery," points to continued economic stagnation. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93da1239-7303-4790-8c5c-aff9f1c2fadC/jobs-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z The political fraud of Syriza’s referendum on EU austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/pers-j03.html Syriza has called the referendum to provide political cover for its last-ditch effort to work out an agreement on austerity policy with the European Union. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/031380eb-f7a2-4d83-9208-7999ed8ea8bJ/pers-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Oil giant BP reaches sweetheart settlement over 2010 Gulf disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/bpse-j03.html The agreement is the culmination of the Obama administration’s efforts to shield BP from responsibility for the worst environmental disaster in US history. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54fe30cc-360c-46c2-9c82-4ebfd684ea4L/bpse-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Egyptian air force bombs Sinai after heavy clashes with ISIS affiliate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/egyp-j03.html The strikes left at least 23 dead, one day after heavy fighting in the peninsula between government troops and Islamist forces killed some 120 people. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a34e2988-291f-402a-8e09-dd586638b9bL/egyp-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders holds rally of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/sand-j03.html The growth of support for Sanders is a reflection of widespread opposition to social inequality, which the senator is seeking to channel back into the framework of the Democratic Party. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2764daa-0535-4a49-bd14-6ba3aba34b8M/sand-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z US Justice Department finds that police provoked unrest in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/just-j03.html The report concludes that inappropriate military and police tactics alienated and incited crowds peacefully protesting the killing of Michael Brown into violent confrontation. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b4d49c6-e124-4ed2-956e-6ced274bae7O/just-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Drought-fed fire hits California’s San Bernardino Mountains http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/fire-j03.html The Lake Fire, one of several fires in the US southwest fueled by high temperatures and drought, now covers 30,000 acres. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63ddce04-7e3b-466f-a689-ff9332d90a3K/fire-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Chinese stocks continue to fall despite attempted counter-measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/chin-j03.html The World Bank has again described the Chinese financial system as unbalanced and potentially unstable. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de9cab43-2bf0-4fc0-a01c-28f5b17f317C/chin-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z UK seeks leading role in military campaign against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/chat-j03.html Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s remarks are a significant escalation of British provocations against Russia. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4db79301-0cfc-4378-b53b-e2a1639c987I/chat-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Inequality in Australia rising at one of world’s fastest rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/acos-j03.html Australia’s mining boom benefited a tiny elite at the top of the income table. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40be8205-50ec-4558-b8cf-486be3185c5A/acos-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Murdoch’s Australian media put Zaky Mallah “up in lights” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/news-j03.html In 2012, today’s “terrorist” was a propagandist for Syrian “freedom fighters.” Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/371c3501-aba4-4103-a5ae-a23b9397d1dD/news-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Quebec unions seek to smother opposition to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/queb-j03.html The Quebec Liberal government’s frontal assault on public sector workers is a key element of a broader austerity agenda that targets the entire working class. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63e72215-91d8-4aae-8753-36a8d1389a1B/queb-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Victimised Sri Lankan plantation workers speak to the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/esta-j03.html Tea estate management targeted Deeside workers because of their leading role in a three-day strike against increased production demands. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14c804ab-a6e2-49f3-b2cf-d8e11fb8557J/esta-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z <em>The Wolfpack</em>, <em>Dope</em>: American experiences, oddities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/wolf-j03.html <em>The Wolfpack</em> is a documentary about seven children who were locked away for many years in an apartment in a public housing project in Manhattan. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf74e478-8eb3-4dec-855d-a9744bb9085O/wolf-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Atmospheric temperatures rise to record levels as glaciers disintegrate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/warm-j03.html Two new reports show that global warming and climate change are becoming larger threats than ever before. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/325a73e4-4443-4339-bc06-e6739a91157N/warm-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/euro-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/915f3bed-2a9d-4c49-93f0-0eaaa95ac9dH/euro-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Tsipras’s surrender rejected as Berlin pushes for regime-change in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/gree-j02.html Senior German officials said that no matter what terms Athens offered, Berlin would seek to force a change of government in Greece. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61c27cd7-5acd-4504-997b-f1356f26b8eL/gree-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/pers-j02.html The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d71ce43d-1106-4ec5-baa4-2cea94244f1J/pers-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Protests grow as Greek referendum nears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/athe-j02.html While the more wealthy layers of society defend austerity and support a “yes” vote, workers and poor people want to vote “no.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae8f4b5-4af7-4e39-98ed-2c99a10dac0O/athe-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US and Cuba announce resumption of diplomatic relations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/cuba-j02.html The movement toward the reestablishment of full relations with Cuba is being driven by US corporate interests looking to exploit Cuban workers and resources. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8266446d-f4bd-496c-b2e6-041f7525e87N/cuba-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z US income inequality continued to soar in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/saez-j02.html A new report by economist Emmanuel Saez found that the share of income going to the top one percent of US earners increased by one percentage point last year. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e4b58c-6d98-42f9-b227-8e4e7ba85c6M/saez-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Ongoing tensions in South China Sea as Chinese-led investment bank formally launched http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/asch-j02.html The establishment of the bank, a blow to US plans for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific, was accompanied by a ratcheting up of Washington’s campaign against China. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/546c5aef-d2e3-4aa7-a711-d832e96fc65B/asch-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Russia suspends natural gas shipments to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/ukra-j02.html The delivery of Russian natural gas to Ukraine was halted after Kiev refused to accept Russia’s proposed price. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039eb8a7-12fb-41a9-ab82-331e668cd6cF/ukra-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Milwaukee transit workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/milw-j02.html After working since April 1 without a contract, Milwaukee bus drivers and mechanics began a 72-hour strike early Wednesday. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11c8f77f-d4f0-4ec0-a5bc-cbc5ba922ddH/milw-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z FISA court reinstates bulk surveillance of US communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/fisa-j02.html The move by the secret FISA court follows the passage of the “USA Freedom Act,” which codifies bulk surveillance while transferring data collection to telecommunication companies. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9adcb6a-2dfc-4f78-8562-91d12936b5eL/fisa-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Illinois begins fiscal year without budget as austerity package is drawn up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/illi-j02.html Republican governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders are crafting a deal that will implement a bevy of anti-worker provisions as part of a bipartisan deal to raise taxes and cut state services. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4efec6f3-f247-42d7-acc1-735fd027338L/illi-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Podemos party takes its place in Spain’s government machinery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/spai-j02.html The Socialist Party has only managed to survive in many regional and municipal governments through pacts with Podemos Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e29196-9c1b-44e6-8624-0809ee712e3A/spai-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Trial of Auschwitz guard continues in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/tria-j02.html The indictment of former SS member Oskar Gröning charges him with acting as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc74669-6e03-4720-abb3-c7b8b56d56dD/tria-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Detention centre staff defy Australian government’s refugee censorship laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/refu-j02.html Medical professionals and former staff in Australia’s refugee detention network have challenged the new “Border Force Act.” Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4967cca2-d4e5-4fd5-95d4-09d06f17c3eF/refu-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z The manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat: <em>High Sierra</em> in upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/clin-j02.html Raoul Walsh’s <em>High Sierra</em> came to mind in the wake of the sad, predictable end to the three-week manhunt for escaped convicts Matt and Sweat. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a4bb3a1-c6a4-41eb-bba9-8d1407cb958J/clin-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z <em>Voodoo</em>, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/02/harl-j02.html H. Lawrence Freeman (1869-1954) was active as a composer, conductor and teacher, but his work was rarely performed during his lifetime. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd19df9-51c5-4718-a308-551cf4eee60L/harl-j02.html 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Greece defaults on debt as Syriza offers alternative austerity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/gree-j01.html Eurozone finance ministers rejected an appeal from Prime Minister Tsipras that would have extended loans to Greece in return for a new proposed list of austerity measures. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0afd18a-5bdc-4035-a75a-cb293d57346A/gree-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/pers-j01.html The annual report of the Bank for International Settlements has criticised the reliance by central banks on monetary policy, calling instead for “structural reforms.” Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30a42feb-90fa-471a-9c18-18ab1eb4fd4M/pers-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/intv-j01.html Workers interviewed by a WSWS reporting team in Athens, Greece, spoke out against austerity and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/941a6a51-0204-46e1-9a40-a64575530b6D/intv-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Thousands rally in pro-austerity demonstration in Athens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/demo-j01.html Many demonstrators carried European Union and Greek flags, as well as pro-EU placards, shouting, “Save Democracy, Yes to Euro”. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3081a743-ead4-466a-bd2e-4e40a1e405cG/demo-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/syri-j01.html Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5b2eeb5-86b6-41a0-8c11-0ce2a8afab9H/syri-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama proposes rules to expand overtime pay for salaried workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/sala-j01.html Despite being touted as a major new policy initiative by the White House, the proposed change to overtime rules would affect just 3.5 percent of US workers. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dff7c8d2-a797-46d6-b450-9dbe4daf4dcC/sala-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Chicago teachers’ union blocks fight against layoffs, offers to impose pay freeze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/chic-j01.html As the contract expires for 28,000 teachers, the CTU is determined to prevent a struggle that could develop into a broader mobilization of public workers against budget cuts. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e372d4-e157-4aa3-b775-00a8ed4b417L/chic-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Alberta NDP government asks ex-Bank of Canada head to draft budget plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/alta-j01.html The NDP is soliciting advice from a right-wing mandarin involved in formulating sweeping attacks on working people, including the draconian cuts of the Chretien-Martin government. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbc0fb8c-b637-401b-ab84-44472ebc278J/alta-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Backlash mounts against government attack on Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/abcc-j01.html There is growing public disquiet over the government’s hysterical attack on the ABC and endless rhetoric about terrorism. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5306803-91cc-4bc8-b217-b7826abea1bI/abcc-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Former Spanish defence minister admits “pre-coup situation” in 2006 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/spai-j01.html The opposition Popular Party (PP), the Catholic Church and military leaders bitterly opposed a statute defining Catalonia as a nation. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a115093d-6fab-4cdc-9587-375e66f180bB/spai-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Germany: IG Metall union suppresses opposition at ThyssenKrupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/krup-j01.html IG Metall at Thyssen Krupp is trying to stifle all opposition and erect a sophisticated system aimed at policing workers at the factory. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b814fb6-e62d-4023-bd61-ce8bb9b2060C/krup-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Budget bipartisanship in Australia: Labor backs more Abbott government cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/budg-j01.html Labor leader Shorten helped push through a fuel excise increase that will raise $3.6 billion from motorists over the next five years. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67d730b6-8dca-4019-b10f-7bcf215336aL/budg-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/sand-j01.html The “socialist” senator and Democratic presidential candidate's nationalist appeals are designed to head off the emergence of an independent movement of the working class. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13b3cc21-7573-436d-9b0c-234734b8ae5J/sand-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Support grows for victimised Sri Lankan tea estate workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/esta-j01.html Plantation workers denounce frame-up charges against Deeside estate workers. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/896b9bfd-05e7-4b1d-ae48-843eb4e875fA/esta-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Bank closures impose deepening misery on Greek people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/gree-j30.html Retirees were unable to obtain their pension benefits as a weeklong bank holiday began amid warnings of fuel and medicine shortages. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4417d77-b437-4aa6-8d41-57516a6aab0N/gree-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court upholds “excruciating” executions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/pers-j30.html The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that executions using the sedative midazolam can go forward. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7035a63-34c7-47e2-bfc3-3bf729b2d99N/pers-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico governor declares debts “not payable” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/rico-j30.html The government of Puerto Rico is looking to impose brutal austerity measures on the working class in order to secure payment to wealthy creditors. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28453af6-c000-475d-8b90-e9fb70273bfI/rico-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Supreme Court invalidates federal air pollution rules for power plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/epas-j30.html The Supreme Court struck down Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would have sharply reduced airborne toxins from oil- and coal-fueled power plants. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4e19d75-353f-4629-92c6-fd97b307306K/epas-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Budget cuts create intolerable conditions in California nursing homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/senr-j30.html The private investment firms, which have bought up many nursing home chains, are reaping high profits by reducing care to elderly patients. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/302dff4e-0efb-4f5c-82f5-91d2d914414H/senr-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z UK: Another £22 billion in “savings efficiencies” in National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/heal-j30.html The government’s claim that the second round of “efficiency savings” will be accomplished through better procurement and efficient rostering of staff is fraudulent. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6256fb88-5d7e-4f72-b5cd-47c7b6510b7J/heal-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z The case of Zaky Mallah and the witch-hunt against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/mall-j30.html After being acquitted by a jury on two trumped-up terrorism charges, Mallah was uniquely qualified to ask a question about handing the government power to revoke citizenship by ministerial decree. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38bd3822-74cd-46d0-9737-f28b2f4ad92F/mall-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z European energy firms agree to expand Nord Stream pipeline with Gazprom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/russ-j30.html Differences within the European Union, as well as between the EU and the US, are emerging over energy policy and relations with Russia. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6077bfe6-0865-4c7d-aed2-334424301c8I/russ-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Protests continue in Armenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/arme-j30.html Demonstrators demanding a permanent reversal of electricity rate hikes remain on the streets in the capital of Armenia, a key ally of Russia in the Caucasus. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faac7bca-7742-409d-aefb-b05f92ec553M/arme-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Fire inquest told Bankstown apartment block still unsafe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/euro-j30.html The long-delayed inquest into the Euro Terraces apartment fire that killed a student and badly injured another began hearings this month. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbfaefc-6f9c-45b9-a3f6-25d783baaf7C/euro-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Malaysia’s opposition coalition breaks apart http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/mala-j30.html The collapse of the three-party pact changes the political landscape and points to growing instability. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed93040-cf10-4d72-b6ef-5ed63a50776P/mala-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Syriza’s fraudulent capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/cont-j30.html Billions of euros have been taken out of Greece by wealthy individuals and corporations in order to make a financial killing if the country goes back to the drachma. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/936e57c3-ff17-4bed-ba89-9ab5824dd01L/cont-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Why the politicians have united to take down the Confederate flag http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/flag-j30.html The rush to take down symbols of racism that the American political establishment has kept in place for decades is a defensive response to an outpouring of public horror over the Charleston killings and popular hostility to racism. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a33fc41e-857f-4eec-89a9-96c71744cedB/flag-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Three national strikes called off by UK trade unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/stri-j30.html Planned national strikes by rail workers, probation officers, and steel workers have been called off in succession by Britain’s major trade unions. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6418767c-de58-4b31-a641-b4e7e346890N/stri-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb1ba4ed-5f2b-4304-b51a-f105deca70cC/wkrs-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka SEP calls public meeting to defend victimised plantation workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/30/slmt-j30.html The Glenugie tea plantation workers were victimised for playing a leading role in a three-day strike in February against an arbitrary increase in workloads. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a88db4-fb85-437c-bfbe-a028ad38e1aD/slmt-j30.html 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Greek collapse, global turbulence loom as Syriza imposes capital controls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/gree-j29.html The decision followed Sunday’s announcement by the European Central Bank that it would not increase its emergency funding for Greek banks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/675010f7-0e8f-4b19-8772-0dc94081958J/gree-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Greek crisis comes to a head http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/pers-j29.html The decision of European financial authorities to terminate the bailout of Greece and limit the flow of credit to banks has brought the country to the brink of an economic and financial meltdown. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74489643-9166-46ed-aedb-27036bd69d5M/pers-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z China’s central bank cuts rates after shares plunge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/chin-j29.html The People’s Bank of China is increasingly responding to events rather than following a pre-determined strategy. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa378bfa-34b4-4dbd-80d5-f6dc78971cdF/chin-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/iran-j29.html The US is threatening to walk away from the talks unless Tehran capitulates to its demands for further sweeping concessions. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d5154ab-3552-4ca2-917a-61a7c2ec61dP/iran-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z American CEOs paid 300 times more than workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/ceop-j29.html While the average worker made the same in 2014 as they did in 2009, CEO compensation at top companies rose by 54.3 percent. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eb42180-d6b2-44c3-a050-ca4dfcb2f4dE/ceop-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Australian government intensifies political assault on the ABC http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/aabc-j29.html The campaign is aimed at intimidating ABC journalists and producers and transforming the network into a direct government mouthpiece. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5396528c-8b90-4bc2-88f3-d23bd5e5a52J/aabc-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament amid political uncertainty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/sril-j29.html Since the January 8 presidential election, Sirisena and his minority government have faced one crisis after another. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/904789c0-7a4d-4ecf-b1de-86f334fef23P/sril-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z South Africa: Commission whitewashes ANC role in Marikana massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/safr-j29.html For three months, President Jacob Zuma delayed releasing the Farlam Commission’s report into the murders of dozens of striking mineworkers in August 2012. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c641caa-9a3b-4e18-a9de-ca1ee93bb8aG/safr-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z German army expands its tank battalions targeting Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/germ-j29.html German politicians and media leave no doubt about the target of the army’s new IFV and combat tanks. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffd48779-e9ce-4bae-bd23-9716fca53f4B/germ-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z German army targets youth with war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/bund-j29.html In images from armed forces day, children clamber on tanks, sit in military helicopters and hold anti-tank weapons in their hand. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6567d671-996c-448a-ab5c-d7a3603bc16G/bund-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z US government covered up 14,000 photos documenting CIA secret prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/ciaa-j29.html The existence of a trove of photos documenting the CIA's global network of “black site” torture centers came to light over the weekend. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48bb76fc-432f-49e9-84b7-c7bb14fe26bC/ciaa-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z New York City police officers waited 20 minutes to report shooting of Akai Gurley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/akai-j29.html Officers waited 20 minutes to report the shooting of an unarmed man in one of New York City’s public housing facilities and failed to give medical assistance as he lay dying. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf66f20a-2abd-4021-9d41-0d637f49321H/akai-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Michigan cuts welfare payments for school truancy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/welf-j29.html The law is one of a raft of vindictive measures throughout the country, which blames the poor for social ills caused by poverty in order to strip them of government assistance. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07bd47d8-f877-42dd-8cbb-42cccf0a92eL/welf-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z Legislative deal means further deepening of New York’s housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/rent-j29.html Democrats and Republicans agreed to a deal which leaves essentially unchanged existing rent regulations and tax breaks that favor landlords and developers. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/718a2e91-b0e8-468b-a90e-88d60445129E/rent-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z UK unions abandon strike threat at Tata Steel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/tata-j29.html A spokesman for Tata Steel indicated that the company believes it has made gains at workers’ expense. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40354d50-3b0d-49c7-b7f9-aa78f3417e3H/tata-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z