G7 leaders escalate war threats against Russia

By Thomas Gaist, 9 June 2015

Government heads issued new threats against Russia a day after British officials announced that US nuclear weapons may once again be stationed on British soil.

Canadian prime minister backs right-wing regime in Ukraine

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Japan ramps up pressure on China at G7 summit

By Peter Symonds, 9 June 2015

Directed against Chinese activities in the South China Sea, the final G7 communiqué “strongly opposed” any changes to the status quo in the world’s oceans, “such as large-scale land reclamation.”

US media escalate anti-China propaganda over alleged hacking

A US-led chorus of condemnation of China

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As Syriza begs for a deal
Obama, Merkel present united front for more austerity in Greece

By Robert Stevens, 9 June 2015

With the talks on a knife-edge, Syriza is bending over backwards to make an accommodation based on the austerity measures demanded by Greece’s creditors.

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Mexican elections held under conditions of police-military siege

By Rafael Azul, 9 June 2015

The government of President Peña Nieto mobilized military and police forces across Mexico to prevent protests by teachers and youth.

AFSCME backs Illinois bill banning strikes

By Alexander Fangmann, 9 June 2015

Senate Bill 1229 would ban strikes by state employees through the duration of Governor Bruce Rauner’s term in office.

Illinois Supreme Court strikes down state pension cuts

Mounting opposition to Democratic politicians in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 9 June 2015

A new poll provides a pale reflection of the depth of public anger over corruption and inequality.

Skelos latest veteran New York State politician indicted for corruption

Socialist Party promotes Hollande in run-up to 2017 French presidential election

By Francis Dubois, 9 June 2015

The PS, France’s ruling party, is signaling to the ruling class that it is best placed to contain opposition from the working class.

German ver.di trade union calls off childcare workers strike

By Marianne Arens, 9 June 2015

Many childcare workers are furious over the sellout of the strike.

Australian reports on wealth and poverty: A tale of two countries

By Cheryl McDermid, 9 June 2015

The poorest Australians eke out an existence on an impossible $43.45 per day, while the average daily income of the richest 200 is an obscene $2.7 million.

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Le sommet du G-7 se réunit sur fond de menaces contre la Russie

Par Patrick Martin, 9 juin 2015

En amont de la réunion du G7 en Bavière, les responsables américains ont appelé au renforcement de la pression militaire et à l'extension des sanctions économiques contre la Russie.

Une réponse à l'attaque de Louis Proyect contre le WSWS

Par David North, 9 juin 2015

Proyect affirme que le WSWS a utilisé une citation fabriquée par un correspondant de l'Associated Press, Robert Burns, qui travestit la politique nucléaire américaine.

Distorsion et malhonnêteté: films ukrainiens au festival du film de Cottbus

Par Stefan Steinberg, 9 juin 2015

Plusieurs œuvres présentées au festival du cinéma est-européen de novembre dernier en Allemagne ont présenté une vision déformée des conditions prévalant dans l’Est.

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Der US-Imperialismus und die Korruptionsermittlungen gegen die FIFA

Chris Marsden, 9. Juni 2015

Kein Aspekt des Lebens bleibt von den zunehmenden wirtschaftlichen, politischen und militärischen Gegensätzen verschont. Die USA schrecken vor nichts zurück, um ihren Willen durchzusetzen.

G-7-Gipfel: Amerikanische Drohungen gegen Russland

Patrick Martin, 9. Juni 2015

Bereits im Vorfeld des Treffens in Bayern forderten US-Vertreter eine Verschärfung der Wirtschaftssanktionen und verstärkten militärischen Druck gegen Russland.

USA intensivieren Hetzkampagne gegen China

Peter Symonds, 9. Juni 2015

Die USA und ihre Verbündeten reagieren auf Chinas Landgewinnungsmaßnahmen im Südchinesischen Meer nicht nur mit Wortgefechten, sondern auch mit der Vorbereitung militärischer Maßnahmen.

Siemens: Die reaktionäre Politik von IG Metall und Betriebsrat

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 9. Juni 2015

Die IG Metall reagiert auf den Arbeitsplatzabbau bei Siemens mit dem Aufruf, den Standort Deutschland zu stärken. Das bedeutet, die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des Konzerns auf Kosten der Belegschaft zu steigern.

Edward Snowden unterstützt „USA Freedom Act“

Andre Damon, 9. Juni 2015

Der NSA-Whistleblower Edward Snowden erklärt, dass die Verabschiedung des „USA Freedom Act“ einen „historischen Sieg für die Rechte eines jeden Bürgers“ darstelle.

IYSSE bringen Resolution zur Verteidigung von „Münkler-Watch“ ins Studierendenparlament ein

unseren Korrespondenten, 9. Juni 2015

Die IYSSE an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin bringen am Donnerstag eine Resolution zur Verteidigung der Meinungsfreiheit ins Studierendenparlament ein.

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Washington’s death squads

9 June 2015

Whatever the newspaper’s intentions, the New York Times article on Seal Team 6 exposes a US government that is ever more dependent on the operations of death squads.

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Social Crisis in Detroit

“It’s monstrous! We’ve got to organize!”
Detroit workers oppose water shutoffs

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 June 2015

Socialist Equality Party campaign teams building for a June 9 meeting against water shutoffs received an enthusiastic response to their call for free access to water.


A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS

By David North, 8 June 2015

US officials consider nuclear strikes against Russia

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Social inequality and American politics

By Andre Damon, 8 June 2015

Los Angeles cops who killed Ezell Ford set to be exonerated

By Evan Blake, 8 June 2015

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For-profit education company deems Highland Park, Michigan’s last high school “unfeasible”

By Nancy Hanover, 8 June 2015

US imperialism and the FIFA corruption investigation

The Bernie Sanders campaign and the American pseudo-left

“Left electoral action conference" in Chicago
The American pseudo-left and the Democratic Party

Workers Struggles

Where did half a billion dollars from the UAW strike fund go?

By Jerry White, 9 June 2015

UAW local officials have told auto workers to save money from their meager earnings and be prepared to rely on charity in the event of a strike this summer.

Build rank-and-file committees to prepare the fight for jobs and wages!

Workers Struggles: The Americas

9 June 2015

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

New York City nurses threaten strike over staffing levels

By Robert Fowler and Philip Guelpa, 8 June 2015

Socialist Equality Party

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

9 June 2015

Arts Review

Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series depicts a vital chapter in American history

By Fred Mazelis, 8 June 2015

Painter Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum: Trappings of empire and power

By Clare Hurley, 6 June 2015

100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 2

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 5 June 2015

100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 1

Book Review

A review of Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

By Fred Williams, 1 June 2015

Stephen Kotkin’s first volume of a projected three-volume biography of Stalin, published by Penguin Press, is a travesty of historical writing.

A review of Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928: Part two

A review of Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928: Part three

A review of Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928: Part four

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose enforced political conformism at Humboldt University

International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 6 June 2015

Historian Timothy Snyder falsifies history at German-Ukrainian conference

By Clara Weiss and Wolfgang Weber, 5 June 2015

Humboldt University professor Herfried Münkler calls for German leadership in Europe

Münkler receives support from the far right in Germany

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

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

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Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz dies in prison at 79

By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2015

25 years ago: Cost of S&L bailout mushrooms

The US Congressional Budget Office estimated on June 12, 1990, that as many as 1,700 out of the 2,500 savings and loan institutions in the United States would have to be liquidated.

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50 years ago: US begins active combat role in Vietnam

On June 8, 1965, State Department spokesmen confirmed that the Johnson administration had authorized American troops to actively support the combat operations of the South Vietnamese puppet army.

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75 years ago: Mussolini declares war on Britain and France

The Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini declared war on Britain and France on June 10, 1940, as German imperialism stepped up its final offensive to the south against the Allied armies.

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100 years ago: Secretary of State Bryan resigns from Wilson administration

On June 8, 1915, William Jennings Bryan resigned as Secretary of State in a disagreement with Wilson and other cabinet members over US policy towards Germany.

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A WSWS investigation into the social crisis in Australia’s Mount Druitt
Workers and young people speak out against growing poverty

By our reporters, 5 June 2015

A WSWS investigation into the social crisis in Australia's Mount Druitt
“A lot of our people are trapped in a poverty cycle”

Sydney’s Mount Druitt: A microcosm of Australia’s social crisis

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Police brutality and social inequality in Baltimore: An indictment of the Democratic Party

By Nick Barrickman and Trent Novak, 4 June 2015

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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