Poll finds mass opposition in Europe to war drive vs. Russia over Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 11 June 2015

The US and NATO are pressing a confrontation with Russia that threatens to provoke a war in the face of broad opposition within the European population.

Protests mount against US-backed regime in Ukraine

G7 leaders escalate war threats against Russia

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China hits back at G7 over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 11 June 2015

The Obama administration has inflamed tensions as a means of driving a wedge between China and its South East Asian nations.

Australian strategists debate support for Washington’s provocations against China

By James Cogan, 11 June 2015

Japan ramps up pressure on China at G7 summit

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No growth boost from developing economies says World Bank

By Nick Beams, 11 June 2015

The bank has cut its forecast for global growth from its prediction six months ago.

Banking giant HSBC announces mass job cuts

By Chris Marsden, 11 June 2015

Tellingly, HSBC said its plans to cut almost 10 percent of its workforce (25,000 jobs) as part of a major global restructuring were part of a “pivot to Asia.”

New York City plans public housing privatization

By Daniel de Vries, 11 June 2015

Democratic Party Mayor Bill de Blasio is using the New York City Housing Authority’s financial crisis to turn large sections of public housing property over to private developers.

Inkster, Michigan residents to foot the bill for police beating settlement

By Tyler Van Dyke, 11 June 2015

Residents of the impoverished Detroit suburb will be forced to pay $1.4 million in additional taxes to cover a settlement payment to police brutality victim Floyd Dent.

Protests follow police terrorizing of teens at Texas pool party

Los Angeles cops who killed Ezell Ford set to be exonerated

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Chicago teachers march against pay cuts

By Kristina Betinis, 11 June 2015

Two thousand Chicago teachers marched against the city's demand for cuts totaling 10 percent of current wages and benefits.

German Left Party strives to govern at federal level

By Johannes Stern, 11 June 2015

A congress last weekend in Bielefeld confirmed that the Left Party seeks to join a capitalist government and promote German imperialism.

Swiss referendum to decide on inheritance tax

By Max Schneider and Marianne Arens, 11 June 2015

The richest 1 percent of the Swiss population owns 40 percent of the country’s total assets, while the bottom 90 percent possess only about 26 percent.

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Студенческие группы защищают свободу самовыражения в Берлинском университете имени Гумбольдта

Кристоф Драйер, 11 июня 2015 г.

Представители студентов трех факультетов Берлинского университета имени Гумбольдта опубликовали совместное заявление, в котором выступили в защиту критически мыслящих студентов против атак на них со стороны СМИ.

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Les escadrons de la mort de Washington

Par Bill Van Auken, 11 juin 2015

Quelles que soient les intentions du New York Times, ses reportages sur les Forces Spéciales révèlent que Washington fonde sa politique sur des escadrons de la mort.

Montée du mouvement d’opposition au régime pro-américain en Ukraine

Par Thomas Gaist, 11 juin 2015

Des milliers de manifestants ont défilé à Kiev ce week-end en opposition aux mesures brutales d’austérité imposées par le gouvernement fantoche soutenu par les USA.

La mort de Kalief Browder

Par Andre Damon, 11 juin 2015

L'emprisonnement et la torture du jeune homme sont une condamnation du système de « justice » aux Etats-Unis.

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Washingtons Todesschwadronen

Bill Van Auken, 11. Juni 2015

Ein Artikel in der New York Times über das Seal Team 6 deckt auf, dass die US-Regierung sich immer mehr auf den Einsatz von Todesschwadronen verlässt.

Bundeswehr erhält acht Milliarden für neues Raketensystem und Kriegsschiff

Johannes Stern, 11. Juni 2015

Bis zum Jahr 2025 soll die Bundeswehr mit dem Taktischen Luftverteidigungssystem MEADS und dem Mehrzweckkampfschiff 180 ausgerüstet werden.

Wachsende Proteste gegen Regierung in der Ukraine

Thomas Gaist, 11. Juni 2015

Am Wochenende demonstrierten in Kiew Tausende gegen die brutale Austeritätspolitik der amerikanischen Marionettenregierung.

Wahlen in der Türkei: Erdoğans AKP verliert Parlamentsmehrheit

Halil Celik, Jean Shaoul, 11. Juni 2015

Der Hauptsieger der Wahlen am vergangenen Sonntag war die kurdische Partei der Demokratie des Volkes (HDP). Sie versuchte sich in Anlehnung an die griechische Syriza als „linke“ Partei neu zu positionieren.

Poststreik: Unternehmensvorstand will Streikende in die Knie zwingen

Gustav Kemper, 11. Juni 2015

Seit über 30 Tagen laufen die Streikaktionen der Post-Zusteller gegen die 20-prozentige Lohnsenkung, die der Vorstand der Deutschen Post erzwingen will.

Österreich: Sozialdemokraten koalieren mit Rechtsextremen

Markus Salzmann, 11. Juni 2015

Weniger als eine Woche nach der Landtagswahl im österreichischen Burgenland haben die Sozialdemokraten ein Regierungsbündnis mit den rechtsextremen Freiheitlichen geschlossen.

Humboldt-Universität: IYSSE-Resolution zur Verteidigung von Meinungsfreiheit und „Münkler-Watch“ stößt auf Unterstützung

unseren Korrespondenten, 11. Juni 2015

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

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One year since the fall of Mosul: More US troops headed to Iraq

11 June 2015

The catastrophe of its own making is drawing US imperialism into an escalating military intervention in the Middle East.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Broad support for IYSSE resolution in defence of freedom of speech at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By our correspondents, 11 June 2015

The IYSSE is bringing a resolution today to the student parliament in defence of freedom of speech at Humboldt University.

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

By our reporters, 10 June 2015

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

By Christoph Dreier, 10 June 2015

Oppose enforced political conformism at Humboldt University

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

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

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Featured Commentary

A postscript on Louis Proyect’s lies

11 June 2015

On Monday, the WSWS exposed the allegations of Louis Proyect that a WSWS article included false information aimed at exaggerating the Obama administration’s escalation of military threats against Russia.

A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS

By David North, 8 June 2015


The revealing remarks of a central banker

By Nick Beams, 11 June 2015

The invocation by Japanese central banker Haruhiko Kuroda of “Peter Pan” economics is a graphic expression of the bewilderment of those supposedly in control of the world economy.

The death of Kalief Browder

By Andre Damon, 10 June 2015

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

By Barry Grey, 10 June 2015

Erdogan’s AKP loses parliamentary majority in Turkey

By Halil Celik and Jean Shaoul, 10 June 2015

Australian government pushing ahead on revoking citizenships

By Mike Head, 10 June 2015

Canada’s police-state bill passes final parliamentary hurdle

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 10 June 2015

Washington’s death squads

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

AFSCME backs Illinois bill banning strikes

Historian Timothy Snyder falsifies history at German-Ukrainian conference

Social Crisis in Detroit

Detroit Workers Action Committee holds meeting against water shutoffs

By Shannon Jones, 11 June 2015

DWAC Chairman Lawrence Porter spoke of the need to unite the fight against water shutoffs with broader struggles of the working class.

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

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 June 2015

Socialist Equality Party

SEP & IYSSE public meetings:
Oppose the US-Australian war drive against China!

11 June 2015

The Australian political and media establishment is directly collaborating with Washington’s war plans.

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

9 June 2015

Workers Struggles

Afghan teachers’ strike demands higher pay

By Jerry White, 10 June 2015

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!

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.

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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