29 July 2015

NATO backs Turkish/US regime-change offensive in Syria

By Jean Shaoul, 29 July 2015

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.

With US backing, Turkey prepares to seize buffer zones inside Syria

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

Libyan kangaroo court sentences Gaddafi’s son and others to die

By Bill Van Auken, 29 July 2015

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.

The pseudo-left and the Libyan catastrophe

Failure of Iran nuclear pact will lead to war, Kerry warns

By Thomas Gaist, 29 July 2015

In response to bipartisan warmongering, Kerry insisted that the nuclear pact would serve as a stepping stone toward intensified confrontation with Tehran.

German economics minister rushes to exploit business opportunities in Iran

The Iran nuclear pact and US imperialism’s drive for global hegemony

“We need a revolution”
Workers in Berlin speak out on the crisis in Greece

By our reporters, 29 July 2015

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.

France’s Lutte Ouvrière group covers for Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

The pseudo-left covers up for Syriza’s betrayal

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UK Labour Party descends into crisis over leadership contest

By Julie Hyland, 29 July 2015

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.

UK Conservatives plan war and domestic repression

By Chris Marsden, 29 July 2015

The Tories are fashioning an increasingly aggressive military policy and undertaking measures that represent a grave threat to democratic rights.

Ford and GM announce huge quarterly profits

By Josh Varlin, 29 July 2015

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.

Obama administration issues wrist-slap fine for Fiat Chrysler’s deadly recall delays

Mitsubishi announces closure of central Illinois auto plant

By David Brown, 29 July 2015

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.

Verizon workers rally in New York, authorize strike action

By a WSWS reporting team, 29 July 2015

Workers denounced attacks on benefits and job security at Manhattan demonstration.

Layoffs mount in West Virginia

By Naomi Spencer, 29 July 2015

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.

France’s Constitutional Council approves draconian surveillance law

By Kanda Gabriel, 29 July 2015

France’s Consitutional Council has rubber-stamped a controversial surveillance law that gives the intelligence service sweeping powers to spy on the entire population.

Indonesian President Widodo under pressure as economy slides

By John Roberts, 29 July 2015

International finance capital and local business interests have stepped up their demands for a new Indonesian cabinet.

New in Turkish

Madencilik sektöründeki işten çıkarmalar: Kapitalist piyasanın yıkıcı anarşisi

Nick Beams, 29 Temmuz 2015

İki büyük küresel madencilik şirketinin, Cuma günü, on binlerce iş kesintisi planladığını açıklaması, dünya ekonomisinde iltihaplanan krize işaret etmektedir.

Türkiye ABD’nin desteğiyle Suriye’de tampon bölgeler ele geçirmeye hazırlanıyor

Peter Schwarz, 29 Temmuz 2015

Ankara şimdi, Washington ile arasında var olan, Ortadoğu’da derinleşen kriz eliyle kışkırtılmış farklılıkları çözmek için, askeri tırmandırma yoluyla kundaklayıcı bir girişim başlatıyor.

New in Spanish

¡Defienda a los trabajadores griegos! ¡Opóngase a los dictados de Schäuble y Merkel!

Por Partido Socialista de la Igualdad (Alemania), 29 julio 2015

Llamamos a los trabajadores en Alemania y en toda Europa a que declaren su solidaridad con los trabajadores en Grecia y organicen una resistencia de masa a la política del gobierno alemán.

Cientos de miles de haitianos se enfrentan a la deportación en la República Dominicana

Por John Marion, 29 julio 2015

Cientos de miles de haitianos y aquellos de descendencia haitiana se han quedado desnacionalizados. Incluso un certificado de nacimiento no garantiza una vida normal.

New in French

La Turquie s’apprête à saisir des zones tampon en Syrie avec l’aide des Etats-Unis

Par Peter Schwarz, 29 juillet 2015

La préparation d’une intervention turque dans la guerre civile syrienne marque une escalade majeure dans la re-division du Moyen-Orient par les puissances impérialistes.

La signification internationale de l’élection générale du Sri Lanka

Par Peter Symonds, 29 juillet 2015

La crise politique au Sri Lanka est une expression aiguë de l'effondrement du capitalisme mondial, qui alimente les rivalités géopolitiques amères et contre-révolution sociale contre la classe ouvrière.

New in German

Chinas Börse: größter Tagesverlust seit 2007

Von Andre Damon, 29. Juli 2015

Die chinesische Regierung versucht verzweifelt, den Kurssturz mit einem neuen Aktienkaufpaket zu stoppen.

USA und Nato veranstalten militärische Großmanöver in Europa

Von Niles Williamson, 29. Juli 2015

Die Militärübungen in Ost- und Westeuropa sind Teil einer allgemeinen, gegen Russland gerichteten militärischen Aufrüstung der USA und der Nato.

Monitor: Wie deutsche Unternehmen von der Griechenland-Privatisierung profitieren

Von Verena Nees, 29. Juli 2015

Der Treuhandfonds ist das Herzstück des neuen EU-Sparprogramms und dient der Ausplünderung der griechischen Wirtschaft.

Die Bekenntnisse des Yanis Varoufakis: Die Pseudolinke als sozialer Typus

Von Chris Marsden, 29. Juli 2015

Der ehemalige griechische Finanzminister beschrieb vor kurzem in einem Interview das „Gefühl der Niederlage“, das sich in der Syriza-Führung nach dem klaren „Nein“-Votum im Referendum eingestellt hatte.

Zum 70. Geburtstag von R.W. Fassbinder: Berliner Ausstellung über das Leben des Filmemachers

Von Hiram Lee, 29. Juli 2015

Anlässlich des Jahrestages finden vielfältige Veranstaltungen statt und eine Ausstellung im Berliner Martin-Gropius-Bau ehrt den Filmemacher.

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Perspective

The dark side of American politics

29 July 2015

The New York Times 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.

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) Election Campaign

Sri Lanka: Pseudo-left USP willing to ally with any capitalist party

By R. Shreeharan, 29 July 2015

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.

The international significance of the Sri Lankan general election

By Peter Symonds, 28 July 2015

Socialist Equality Party campaigners win support in Sri Lanka’s plantation district

Sri Lankan SEP holds inaugural election meeting in Colombo

Socialist Equality Party fields 43 candidates in Sri Lankan general elections

More on the SEP (Sri Lanka) election campaign »

Mehring Books

An important contribution to Marxist theory
The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

21 July 2015

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique by David North. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.

Foreword to The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

By David North

A pdf file of the complete foreword is available here.

Commentary

Syriza’s austerity policies expose the reactionary role of France’s NPA

By Alex Lantier and Anthony Torres, 29 July 2015

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.

How the New York Times distorted its own poll on race relations

By Barry Grey, 28 July 2015

Chinese stock market suffers biggest one-day sell-off since 2007

By Andre Damon, 28 July 2015

Mining job cuts: The destructive anarchy of the capitalist market

Obama hails Ethiopian regime as US proxy in “war on terror”

By Bill Van Auken, 28 July 2015

Finland establishes rapid response units to patrol Russian border

By Jordan Shilton, 28 July 2015

How to make $7 billion in 45 minutes

Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

Arts Review

Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944) and the phenomenon of American film noir

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 28 July 2015

R.W. Fassbinder at 70: the German filmmaker’s life on display in Berlin

Book Review

Samuel Kassow’s Who Will Write Our History?

By Clara Weiss, 25 July 2015

Kassow’s history of the Oyneg Shabes underground archive in the Warsaw Ghetto combines remarkable objectivity with a deep compassion for the tragic fate of Warsaw’s Jewry during World War II.

Autoworkers Struggles

UAW keeps sellout plans concealed as talks open with Ford

By Shannon Jones, 24 July 2015

Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team?

The battle ahead for US autoworkers

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

More on autoworkers struggles »

Police Violence in America

Notes on police violence in America
Cleveland officer pepper sprays crowd of protesters

By Evan Blake, 28 July 2015

US Department of Homeland Security spied on Black Lives Matter protesters

By Josh Varlin, 28 July 2015

The police murder of Sandra Bland

More on police violence in America »

Socialist Equality Party

Australian SEP meetings discuss political issues posed by Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

By our reporters, 28 July 2015

Youth and workers in Australia speak about the Greek crisis

By our reporters, 28 July 2015

Obituary

E. L. Doctorow, 1931-2015: A novelist who tackled American history

By Sandy English, 27 July 2015

E.L. Doctorow, the prominent American novelist and author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate and The March, among other works, died on July 21 at the age of 84.

Science

Discovery of the most Earth-like planet to date

By Don Barrett, 25 July 2015

Pluto and Earth

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Student initiatives in Germany oppose media witch-hunt against IYSSE and “Münkler-Watch”

By Christoph Dreier, 21 July 2015

Sebastian Kempkens in Uni Spiegel: Gutter journalism in the service of German imperialism

Students at Berlin’s Free University pass motion criticising right-wing Humboldt University professors

More on the fight for historical truth in Germany »

25 years ago: Iraq invades Kuwait

Iraq sent some 100,000 troops into Kuwait on August 2, 1990, after talks broke down between the two Mideast nations in Jidda, Saudi Arabia.

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50 years ago: Johnson doubles draft quotas

On July 28, 1965, following an eight-day conference with his top military and diplomatic advisers, President Lyndon Johnson ordered the doubling of the monthly draft quota from 17,000 to 35,000.

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75 years ago: Germany moves toward Soviet invasion

During the week beginning July 27, 1940, the fascist regime in Berlin deepened its preparations for an invasion of the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: United States invades Haiti

On the July 28, 1915, the United States invasion of Haiti began with the landing of 330 marines at Port au Prince, following the assassination of pro-US President Jean Vilbrun Guillaume Sam by his political rivals.

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