Memo on drone killings of US citizens makes case for presidential dictatorship

By Barry Grey, 24 June 2014

The Obama administration memo constitutes prima facie evidence of crimes against international law, the US Constitution, and the democratic rights of the American people.

Senate Democrats confirm drone memo author for second-highest US court

In Baghdad, Kerry threatens US military action

By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2014

The US secretary of state said that President Obama could order military attacks on Sunni militants without waiting for a governmental shakeup in Iraq.

Democracy and the debacle in Iraq

Detroit workers oppose return of US forces to Iraq

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Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists after show trial

By Alex Lantier, 24 June 2014

Egyptian courts sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to long prison sentences yesterday on trumped-up charges of conspiring with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Kerry affirms US support for Egyptian junta

Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks in California

By Tom Carter, 24 June 2014

Greenwald’s speeches on the West Coast exhibit many of the same strengths—and some of the same limitations—as his recent book No Place to Hide, which the journalist is touring to promote.

Two years of asylum in Ecuadorian embassy
Defend Julian Assange!

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Supreme Court limits federal regulation of greenhouse gases

By John Burton, 24 June 2014

The US Supreme Court has curtailed the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases associated with climate change.

US Supreme Court backs hedge fund against Argentina

By Rafael Azul, 24 June 2014

Following a New York court decision, Argentina faces financial default and a payments crisis for the second time since 2001.

British Columbia teachers’ strike enters second week

By Carl Bronski, 24 June 2014

The Liberals have ravaged education budgets, driving up class sizes, reducing teacher-support programs, and slashing teachers’ wages and benefits.

Growing social inequality in Germany

By Denis Krasnin, 24 June 2014

The reduction in the unemployment figures touted by the government is connected with the rise in precarious employment.

UK’s People’s Assembly stages anti-austerity protest

By Paul Mitchell, 24 June 2014

The purpose of the People’s Assembly protest was to sow illusions in the trade unions, which have not lifted a finger to fight austerity.

China’s premier signs major trade deals with Greece

By John Vassilopoulos, 24 June 2014

A total of 271 private meetings were held between the Greek delegation and Chinese investors.

China-Vietnam talks fail to end tensions over oil rig

By Ben McGrath, 24 June 2014

As part of its “pivot to Asia,” the US has deliberately stoked territorial disputes between China and its neighbours, including Vietnam.

New Zealand forestry inquiry into workers’ deaths

By Stan McKenzie and John Braddock, 24 June 2014

Via an “independent review,” employers, the government and the trade unions are working together to try to head off anger over the mounting toll in the timber industry.

New in Turkish

Alman militarizmi ve ABD’nin Irak’taki bozgunu

Johannes Stern, 24 Haziran 2014

Alman burjuvazisi, ABD emperyalizminin Irak’taki bozgununa kendi militarizm ve savaş kampanyasını yoğunlaştırarak yanıt veriyor.

Sri Lanka’daki Müslümanlar’a yönelik saldırılara karşı çıkın

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Sri Lanka), 24 Haziran 2014

Rajapakse hükümeti ile yanyana çalışan ile Sinhala Budist aşırıların ortaya çıkması, işçi sınıfı için son derece büyük bir tehlike oluşturmaktadır.

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Washington intensifie l'intervention dans la guerre au Moyen-Orient qui embrase la région

Par Joseph Kishore, 24 juin 2014

Si elles sont divisées sur les tactiques pour parvenir à la domination mondiale, les différentes factions de l'Etat et de l'appareil militaire américains sont unies sur au moins un chose : elles ne se reconnaissent aucune responsabilité pour quoi que ce soit.

Le journal de Lena Mukhina: Un important document sur le siège de Leningrad

Par Clara Weiss, 24 juin 2014

Le journal de Lena est un document historique important qui est lié à l'un des crimes de guerre les plus horribles, mais souvent oubliés, de l’impérialisme allemand.

New in German

Demokratie und das Debakel im Irak

Von Joseph Kishore, 24. Juni 2014

Die verschiedenen Fraktionen des amerikanischen Staats- und Militärapparates sind sich zwar uneinig darüber, welche Taktik sie auf dem Weg zur Weltmacht anwenden sollen, in einem sind sie sich jedoch einig: sie sind für nichts verantwortlich.

Kerry bekräftigt Unterstützung der USA für ägyptische Junta

Von Johannes Stern, 24. Juni 2014

US-Außenminister John Kerry demonstrierte dem bluttriefenden Militärregime in Ägypten mit einem Besuch in Kairo am Sonntag seine Unterstützung.

Washington verschärft militärische Intervention im Nahen Osten

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. Juni 2014

Das Pentagon verhandelt über genau die Bedingungen für die Entsendung von US-Truppen in den Irak, die das Regime in Bagdad vor zweieinhalb Jahren abgelehnt hatte.

Roma-Junge im Norden von Paris von Lynch-Mob angegriffen

Von Kumaran Ira, 24. Juni 2014

Am 13. Juni wurde ein sechszehnjähriger Roma-Junge von einem Bürgerwehr-Mob in der nördlichen Vorstadt von Paris Pierrefitte-sur-Seine brutal zusammengeschlagen.

Wachsende soziale Ungleichheit in Deutschland

Von Denis Krassnin, 24. Juni 2014

Das Jahresgutachten des Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverbands zeigt ein verheerendes Bild der tatsächlichen sozialen Lage in Deutschland.

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Washington’s persecution of immigrant children

24 June 2014

The Obama White House has responded to a humanitarian crisis of its own making with the methods of police repression.

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Arts Review

Prolific composer and master jazz pianist Horace Silver dies at 85

By John Andrews, 24 June 2014

Horace Silver, the noted pianist and composer central to the hard bop school of jazz, has passed away, leaving a legacy of outstanding recordings made during the 1950s and 1960s.

Entre Nos (Between US) and Red Father: Aspects of US life and history

By Joanne Laurier, 23 June 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

By David Walsh, 21 June 2014

At the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto
Making sense of human suffering: Francis Bacon and Henry Moore — Terror and Beauty

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 23 June 2014

Vote “no” in the Scottish referendum—Fight for a socialist Britain

21 June 2014


Fifty years since the murder of the Mississippi civil rights workers

By Fred Mazelis, 23 June 2014

James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner sacrificed their lives in the struggle for democratic rights and social equality.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

24 June 2014

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.


Government military offensive in eastern Ukraine continues

By Chris Marsden, 23 June 2014

US workers speak on gas prices related to renewed conflict in Iraq

By our reporters, 23 June 2014

GM-Opel: Union “social wage contract” splits German auto workers

By Dietmar Henning, 23 June 2014

Impact of war and persecution
More than 50 million displaced persons worldwide

Former Goldman trader involved in fraudulent activities says $8 million bonus too low

Economy slumps, Wall Street booms

25 years ago: New Chinese Communist Party head appointed amid wave of state terror

On June 24, 1989, Jiang Zemin was appointed general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.

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50 years ago: NAACP seeks Mississippi takeover

On June 26, 1964, after the disappearance of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, NAACP leaders called for the US government to take over the administration of the state of Mississippi.

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75 years ago: Nazi Freikorps organize in Free City of Danzig

During this week in 1939, the crisis over the Free City of Danzig was exacerbated by fascist terror.

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100 years ago: Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated

On June 28, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot dead by Gavrilo Princip, a young Serbian nationalist, in the streets of Sarajevo.

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