Obama hints at escalation of Iraq-Syria war

By Patrick Martin, 10 June 2015

At a press conference to close the G7 summit, the US president said that all the major powers were “prepared to do more” in the war against Islamic fundamentalists.

The US arming of ISIS

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Protests mount against US-backed regime in Ukraine

By Thomas Gaist, 10 June 2015

Thousands of protesters marched in Kiev this weekend to oppose the savage austerity policies of the US-backed puppet government.

G7 leaders escalate war threats against Russia

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Protests follow police terrorizing of teens at Texas pool party

By Tom Hall, 10 June 2015

Officer Eric Casebolt was caught on bystander video attacking a group of high school students at a pool party near Dallas.

Los Angeles cops who killed Ezell Ford set to be exonerated

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Erdogan’s AKP loses parliamentary majority in Turkey

By Halil Celik and Jean Shaoul, 10 June 2015

The main winner of Sunday’s election was the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, which sought to reposition itself as a “left” party along the lines of Syriza in Greece.

Australian government pushing ahead on revoking citizenships

By Mike Head, 10 June 2015

Despite public opposition, the government is intent on stripping citizenship via ministerial directives, rendering people liable to be deported or detained indefinitely without trial.

Canada’s police-state bill passes final parliamentary hurdle

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 10 June 2015

Bill C-51 dramatically expands the power of the national security apparatus to spy on and suppress opposition to the elite and its agenda of austerity and war.

Afghan teachers’ strike demands higher pay

By Jerry White, 10 June 2015

Teachers are protesting the US-backed government’s reneging on promises to provide teachers with plots of land and loans to build their homes.

Mass layoffs in French nuclear energy industry threaten 6,000 jobs worldwide

By Anthony Torres, 10 June 2015

Electricité de France, which is acquiring nuclear energy firm Areva and threatening mass layoffs, is sitting on cash reserves of tens of billions of euros.

Germany: The reactionary politics of IG Metall and the works council at Siemens

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 10 June 2015

IG Metall has responded to the announcement of layoffs at Siemens by calling for increasing the company’s competitiveness at the expense of the workforce.

German ver.di trade union calls off childcare workers strike

UK: Rabina Khan is no alternative in Tower Hamlets mayoral contest

By Paul Mitchell, 10 June 2015

The same praise previously heaped on former mayor Lutfur Rahman by the pseudo-left groups is now being lavished on Khan.

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Escuadrones de muerte desde Washington

Por Bill Van Auken, 10 junio 2015

El equipo Seal Team 6 es un escuadrón de muerte cuya existencia revela claramente la criminalidad de Washington.

Al-Sisi en Berlín: Alfombra roja para el verdugo carnicero de El Cairo

Por Johannes Stern, 10 junio 2015

La presencia del carnicero egipcio Abdel Fattah al-Sisi en Berlín desenmascara el pretexto fraudulento de los “derechos humanos”.

La persecución de los refugiados en todo el mundo

Por Bill Van Auken, 10 junio 2015

En todo el mundo ocurre una salvaje persecución contra refugiados e inmigrantes.

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Escalade des menaces de guerre contre la Russie au sommet du G7

Par Thomas Gaist, 10 juin 2015

Les chefs de gouvernement réunis au G7 ont lancé de nouvelles menaces contre la Russie un jour après que des responsables britanniques ont annoncé que les armes nucléaires américaines pouvaient de nouveau être stationnées sur le territoire britannique.

Syriza mendie un accord auprès des institutions
Obama et Merkel présentent un front uni pour plus d'austérité en Grèce

Par Robert Stevens, 10 juin 2015

Alors que les négociations sont sur le fil du rasoir, Syriza se montre prêt à tout pour trouver un arrangement sur la base des mesures d'austérité exigées par les créanciers.

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G-7-Staaten verschärfen Kriegsdrohungen gegen Russland

Thomas Gaist, 10. Juni 2015

Einen Tag vor den neuerlichen Drohungen der G-7-Regierungschefs gegen Russland hatte der britische Außenminister eine mögliche Stationierung amerikanischer Atomwaffen auf britischem Boden angekündigt.

Syriza bettelt um Abkommen
Obama und Merkel vereint für Kürzungspolitik in Griechenland

Robert Stevens, 10. Juni 2015

Die Verhandlungen stehen auf Messers Schneide. Syriza will um jeden Preis zu einer Vereinbarung kommen. Auch zu den Bedingungen der Gläubiger.

Parteitag in Bielefeld: Linkspartei strebt in die Regierung

Johannes Stern, 10. Juni 2015

Der Parteitag der Linkspartei, der am Wochenende in Bielefeld stattfand, hat bestätigt, dass sie dabei ist, „sich in eine Regierungs- und Kriegspartei zu verwandeln“.

Schweizer Volksabstimmung über nationale Erbschaftssteuer

Max Schneider, Marianne Arens, 10. Juni 2015

Am kommenden Sonntag wird in der Schweiz über die Einführung einer Erbschaftssteuer auf Bundesebene abgestimmt.

ANC schürt Rassismus nach fremdenfeindlichen Ausschreitungen in Südafrika
Teil 2

G. T. Maqhubela, 10. Juni 2015

Die ausländerfeindliche Hetze soll von den Auswirkungen der kapitalistischen Politik ablenken, die der ANC seit 1994 betreibt.

Eine Antwort auf Louis Proyects Angriff auf die WSWS

David North, 10. Juni 2015

Proyect bezichtigt die WSWS der Verwendung eines gefälschten Zitats, mit dem der bekannte Korrespondent von Associated Press (AP), Robert Burns, der Obama-Regierung Atomkriegspläne unterstelle.

Fachschaftsinitiativen verteidigen Meinungsfreiheit an der Humboldt-Universität

Christoph Dreier, 10. Juni 2015

Am Montag veröffentlichten drei Fachschaftsinitiativen an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin eine gemeinsame Erklärung, die kritische Studierende gegen Angriffe in den Medien verteidigt.

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The death of Kalief Browder

10 June 2015

The young man’s imprisonment and torture stand as an indictment of America’s criminal “justice” system.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE motion to Humboldt University student parliament in defense of “Münkler-Watch”

By our reporters, 10 June 2015

The motion against official efforts to suppress student criticism and in defense of the right to free expression will be presented to a public meeting of the student parliament on June 11.

Student groups defend freedom of expression at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By Christoph Dreier, 10 June 2015

The student representatives of three departments at Humboldt University in Berlin published a joint statement defending students against attacks by the media.

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

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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Hedge fund billionaire Paulson’s $400 million gift to Harvard

By Barry Grey, 10 June 2015

The fact that billionaire bankers and hedge fund operators bankroll universities is not a small factor in the stultifying conformism and cowardice that dominate academia.

A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS

By David North, 8 June 2015

Washington’s death squads

By Bill Van Auken, 9 June 2015

Japan ramps up pressure on China at G7 summit

By Peter Symonds, 9 June 2015

US media escalate anti-China propaganda over alleged hacking

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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

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AFSCME backs Illinois bill banning strikes

By Alexander Fangmann, 9 June 2015

Social inequality and American politics

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

The Bernie Sanders campaign and the American pseudo-left

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

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.

Workers Struggles

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

By Jerry White, 9 June 2015

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

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.


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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