Police killed over 500 people in the US this year

By Tom Hall and Andre Damon, 12 June 2015

American cops have killed more than three people a day over the past six months.

Surveillance video of FBI shooting in Boston leaves unanswered questions

By Nick Barrickman, 12 June 2015

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US Army simulates gun battles, sets off explosives in Flint, Michigan

By Thomas Gaist, 12 June 2015

The military drills come as US special operations forces prepare to conduct “Realistic Military Training” in American cities, towns and rural areas throughout the South and West.

Growing signs of China’s economic slowdown

By Oliver Campbell, 12 June 2015

Even as the manufacturing industry continues to stagnate, speculation in shares is soaring.

No growth boost from developing economies says World Bank

Gloomy outlook on Australian economy from central banker

By Nick Beams, 12 June 2015

Ongoing global stagnation is increasingly impacting on the Australian economy.

US appeals court upholds sweeping Texas abortion restrictions

By Kate Randall, 12 June 2015

The Texas bill is among a host of laws in US states seeking to limit the constitutional right of women to an abortion as ruled by the US Supreme Court in 1973.

Canada expelling tens of thousands of migrant workers

By Dylan Lubao, 12 June 2015

The Conservative government’s reactionary crackdown on migrant workers has been abetted by the unions’ and NDP’s chauvinist “Canadian jobs for Canadians” campaign.

German army receives €8 billion for new missile system and warship

By Johannes Stern, 12 June 2015

The German army is to be equipped with the MEADS tactical air defense system and the multi-role combat ship 180 by the year 2025.

Indian prime minister visits Bangladesh to strengthen ties against China

By Deepal Jayasekera, 12 June 2015

Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart declared that bilateral relations had entered a new phase.

Austrian Social Democrats form coalition with far-right party

By Markus Salzmann, 12 June 2015

Less than a week after elections in the Austrian state of Burgenland, the Social Democrats concluded a coalition agreement with the far-right Freedom Party.

New in Russian

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.

New in French

Un an après la chute de Mossoul : Plus de troupes américaines vont en Irak

Par Bill Van Auken, 12 juin 2015

La catastrophe dont il est l'auteur attire l'impérialisme américain dans une intervention militaire de plus en plus importante au Moyen-Orient.

Large soutien à la résolution de l'EJIES sur la défense de la liberté de parole à l'Université Humboldt de Berlin

Par nos correspondants, 12 juin 2015

L'EJIES a porté jeudi 11 juin une résolution au parlement étudiant pour la défense de la liberté de parole à l'Université Humboldt.

La Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada et les crimes commis contre les peuples autochtones

Par Carl Bronski, 12 juin 2015

Durant près d'un siècle et demi, l'État capitaliste canadien a retiré de force les enfants autochtones de leur famille pour les rassembler dans des pensionnats administrés par l'Église où ils étaient victimes d'abus.

New in German

Der Kita-Streik und die Rolle von Verdi, GEW und DGB

Ulrich Rippert, 12. Juni 2015

Der DGB hat in vier Städten zu Kundgebungen zur Unterstützung des Tarifkampfs der Beschäftigten in Sozial- und Erziehungsberufen aufgerufen – und als Sprecher Vertreter der Regierung eingeladen!

Uni Frankfurt: Studierende unterstützen Kampf gegen Kriegspropaganda

unseren Korrespondenten, 12. Juni 2015

Die Auseinandersetzung um die Meinungsfreiheit an der Berliner Humboldt-Universität wird auch an anderen Hochschulen mit großem Interesse verfolgt.

Krieg im Jemen: Zwanzig Millionen Einwohner ohne Nahrung, Wasser und medizinische Versorgung

Bill Van Auken, 12. Juni 2015

Die Luftangriffe auf den Jemen unter Führung Saudi-Arabiens haben die Städte des Landes zerstört, während die Seeblockade die Lieferung von Hilfs- und Grundbedarfsgüter verhindert.

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“Human rights” imperialism in Ukraine

12 June 2015

The right-wing government of Ukraine, installed in a coup spearheaded by neo-fascists, is now being proclaimed the front line of the “free world.”

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Students at Humboldt University pass resolution defending free speech

By our correspondents, 12 June 2015

The student parliament at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany adopted a resolution yesterday denouncing attacks against students' fundamental right to criticize professors.

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

By our correspondents, 11 June 2015

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

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

More on the fight for historical truth in Germany »

Arts Review

A new film version of Far from the Madding Crowd; Brian Wilson’s story in Love & Mercy

By Joanne Laurier, 12 June 2015

Set in rural England in the 1870s, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of a free-spirited young woman who attracts three suitors of diverse social and psychological make-up.

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

By Fred Mazelis, 8 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

Workers Struggles

Deutsche Post workers continue strike

By Gustav Kemper, 12 June 2015

Postal workers in Germany have been on strike for more than 30 days to oppose a 20 percent pay cut.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

12 June 2015

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

Chicago teachers march against pay cuts

By Kristina Betinis, 11 June 2015

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!


A postscript on Louis Proyect’s lies

11 June 2015

A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS

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

By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2015

The revealing remarks of a central banker

By Nick Beams, 11 June 2015

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

By Alex Lantier, 11 June 2015

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

China hits back at G7 over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 11 June 2015

More on the South China Sea crisis »

The death of Kalief Browder

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

Erdogan’s AKP loses parliamentary majority in Turkey

Australian government pushing ahead on revoking citizenships

Canada’s police-state bill passes final parliamentary hurdle

Social Crisis in Detroit

Detroit Workers Action Committee holds meeting against water shutoffs

By Shannon Jones, 11 June 2015

“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 to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

9 June 2015

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

More on Sydney’s Mount Druitt »

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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