US-China tensions escalate over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 27 May 2015

The Obama administration is preparing to step up the war of words against China at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

China warns of war with US in South China Sea

Australia deeply embedded in US military build-up in Asia

Protests in Japan denounce US military presence

By Ben McGrath, 27 May 2015

Numerous rallies have been held recently, on Okinawa and elsewhere in Japan, against the planned relocation of a US Marine base on the island.

Japanese cabinet approves new military legislation

Historic flooding in Texas and Oklahoma

By Charles Abelard, 27 May 2015

Unprecedented downpours caused life-threatening flooding conditions across Texas and Oklahoma, with at least twelve people missing and eight killed.

New York City public libraries face continued assault under de Blasio administration

By Robert Fowler, 27 May 2015

New York City’s three public library systems will see a continuation of budget cuts and the denial of necessary capital spending under Democratic Party mayor Bill de Blasio.

New York mayor de Blasio’s housing plan: An assault on the working class

NSA affair creates tensions between Berlin and Washington

By Gustav Kemper, 27 May 2015

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper threatened to scrap cooperation with the German secret services because of leaks to the media.

Irish voters overwhelmingly support legalisation of same-sex marriage

By Jordan Shilton, 27 May 2015

The vote demonstrated the sharp decline in the influence of the Catholic Church, long the dominant institution in Ireland.

Conservative wins presidential election in Poland

By Markus Salzmann, 27 May 2015

The result points to the possible outcome of the parliamentary election this autumn in which the right-wing Law and Justice party hopes to take power.

France claims killing of Al Qaeda leaders in Northern Mali

By Kumaran Ira, 27 May 2015

France confirmed that it carried out the extrajudicial killing of top Al Qaeda militants in northern Mali during a special forces raid on May 17-18.

Crisis in Burundi heightens danger of regional war in Africa

By Stéphane Hugues, 27 May 2015

After weeks of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to run for a third term, the killing of opposition politician Zedi Feruzi has significantly heightened the threat of civil war.

Attempted military coup in Burundi

Another austerity budget in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 27 May 2015

While claiming to support the poor, the government continues to impose the cost of the economic crisis on the working class.

Australia: Labor backs move to sack thousands of electricity workers

By Terry Cook, 27 May 2015

Labor Party leaders have joined business groups to support a regulator’s pricing ruling that will result in the loss of 2,500 power workers’ jobs in New South Wales.

Union collaborates with Liberals in Ontario Hydro privatization

By Carl Bronski, 27 May 2015

The privatization of Hydro One is a crucial part of the Ontario Liberals’ restructuring of government operations and public service cuts to attract more investment.

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China advierte con guerra a Estados Unidos en el Mar de China

Por Peter Symonds, 27 mayo 2015

Detrás del empuje bélico de Estados Unidos está la exigencia de proteger su hegemonía.

Obama, anfitrión en la cumbre de Camp David con las monarquías del Golfo

Por Bill Van Auken, 27 mayo 2015

El presidente Barack Obama fue se reunió con emires, príncipes herederos y ministros de las monarquías petroleras árabes del Golfo Pérsico, sarta de regímenes dictatoriales que son los principales aliados de Washington en el mundo árabe.

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La Chine souligne le danger d'une guerre avec les USA en Mer de Chine méridionale

Par Peter Symonds, 27 mai 2015

Par ses actions irresponsables, Washington menace d'entraîner le monde vers une guerre entre puissances nucléaires.

Les Etats-Unis pour une couverture aérienne aux « rebelles » anti-Assad en Syrie, dit la Turquie

Par Niles Williamson, 27 mai 2015

Une couverture aérienne fournie par les Etats-Unis à leurs forces terrestres par procuration en Syrie suivrait le modèle de la guerre aérienne menée par les Etats-Unis et l'OTAN en Libye en 2011

L’escalade mondiale du parasitisme financier

Par Nick Beams, 27 mai 2015

La hausse des marchés boursiers n'exprime pas la bonne santé de l'ordre économique mondial mais plutôt l'aggravation de sa maladie.

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Die „Flüchtlingsmission“ der Europäischen Union: Kriegspläne unter humanitärem Deckmantel

Von Robert Stevens, 27. Mai 2015

Unter dem Vorwand „das Flüchtlingsproblem zu lösen“ bereitet sich die EU darauf vor, ehemalige Kolonien des Imperialismus zu unterwerfen und auszuplündern.

Deutsch-amerikanische Konflikte über NSA-Affäre

Von Gustav Kemper, 27. Mai 2015

Seit bekannt wurde, dass der deutsche Auslandsgeheimdienst BND für die amerikanische National Security Agency (NSA) jahrelang europäische Politiker, Unternehmen und Privatpersonen ausspioniert hat, wachsen die Spannungen zwischen Berlin und Washington.

Wie weiter im Kampf gegen die Kumpanei der IGM mit der Geschäftsleitung?
Zur Neuwahl des Betriebsrates bei ThyssenKrupp Stahl in Duisburg

Von Dietmar Henning, 27. Mai 2015

Die Probleme der ThyssenKrupp-Belegschaft können nicht in Duisburg und nicht durch eine beschränkte gewerkschaftliche Taktik gelöst werden.

Nato beginnt anti-russische Luftwaffenübung in Nordeuropa

Von Patrick Martin, 27. Mai 2015

Am Arctic Challenge Exercise nehmen Flugzeuge der Nato-Mitglieder USA, Großbritannien, Deutschland, Frankreich, der Niederlande und Norwegen, sowie aus Schweden, Finnland und Schweiz teil.

Die USA bereiten neue militärische Provokationen im Südchinesischen Meer vor

Von Peter Symonds, 27. Mai 2015

Die erstmalige Anwesenheit eines CNN-Teams auf einem amerikanischen Überwachungsflug in dieser Woche zielte darauf ab, den Druck auf China bezüglich des Südchinesischen Meeres zu verstärken.

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US establishment shields killer cops

27 May 2015

The Obama administration’s toothless settlement with the Cleveland police is an expression of ruling-class support for the right of police to kill with impunity.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Herfried Münkler’s interview in Die Zeit: State-imposed conformism like 1933

By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2015

Defend student free speech at Humboldt University! Stop state-sponsored censorship!

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) and International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 May 2015

“Münkler-Watch” and the dictatorship of the elites

Scholarship, not war propaganda!
The IYSSE’s campaign against war and historical falsification at Humboldt University

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The New York Times calls for blood in Iraq-Syria war

By Patrick Martin, 27 May 2015

In a lengthy front-page analysis, the newspaper criticizes the Obama administration for allegedly holding back the air campaign against ISIS for fear of killing civilians.

Turkey says US agrees to provide air cover for anti-Assad “rebels” in Syria

By Niles Williamson, 26 May 2015

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

NATO begins anti-Russian air drill in Arctic

By Patrick Martin, 26 May 2015

Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes

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Obama Justice Department reaches settlement with Cleveland, Ohio over police brutality

By Jerry White, 26 May 2015

Cop used military “rules of engagement” in 2012 Cleveland killing

By Jerry White, 26 May 2015

More on police violence in America »

Spanish regional elections mark further break-up of two main parties

By Alejandro López, 26 May 2015

The escalation of global financial parasitism

By Nick Beams, 25 May 2015

Riga talks fail to produce Greek loan deal

By Robert Stevens, 25 May 2015

Hundreds dead in refugee graves in Malaysia

US CEO pay hits record high

Why aren’t the banksters in prison?


New discoveries illuminate early human physical and technological evolution

By Philip Guelpa, 26 May 2015

25 years ago: US-Soviet summit at Camp David

May 31, 1990 was the first day of a week-long summit between the major leaders of the Soviet Union and the United States, held outside Washington.

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50 years ago: Coal mine disaster kills hundreds in India

On May 28, 1965, an explosion and fire at the Dhori mine at Dhanbad, near Bermo, India, killed nearly 400 miners, when coal dust was ignited by a spark or flame.

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75 years ago: Allied evacuation at Dunkirk

On May 26, 1940 the British and French forces in northern Belgium began their evacuation from the port of Dunkirk across the English Channel.

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100 years ago: Ottoman parliament passes law for mass deportation of Armenians

On May 29, 1915, the Ottoman parliament passed the Tehcir Law, which authorized the deportation of the Armenian population.

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International May Day 2015

Socialism and the struggle against war

By David North, 4 May 2015

This perspective is the text of the speech delivered by David North, chairman of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board, to open the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.
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