Pentagon seeks network of new US military bases in Iraq

By Thomas Gaist, 13 June 2015

The new US bases will be manned by hundreds of newly deployed US troops, over and above the 450 additional US soldiers approved by the White House earlier this week.

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

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Australia: Tony Abbott’s government accused of paying “people smugglers”

By James Cogan, 13 June 2015

The issue of stopping “people smugglers” is at the very core of Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott’s prime ministership.

House vote deals setback to Obama trade bill

By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2015

Sections of both the Democratic and Republican parties combined to block passage of a Trade Promotion Authority bill.

IMF and ECB walk out of Greek debt talks with Syriza

By Robert Stevens, 13 June 2015

The talks centre on new austerity measures to be carried out by Syriza.

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Towns in Upstate New York placed under lockdown in manhunt for escaped prisoners

By Gabriel Black, 13 June 2015

Residents were told to stay indoors and businesses were closed as hundreds of law enforcement officials clad in military-style gear flooded the area.

Los Angeles Police Commission cites minor protocol breaches in killing of Ezell Ford

By Dan Conway and John Andrews, 13 June 2015

The commission found that one of the officers involved in the shooting used inappropriate tactics in approaching Ford, but otherwise whitewashed the police killing.

Police killed over 500 people in the US this year

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Canada: Alleged ISIS supporter detained without charge for over a week

By Roger Jordan and Felix Gauthier, 13 June 2015

The RCMP have provided Aaron Driver with no legal justification for his detention without charge well beyond the 48-hour limit stipulated by Canadian law.

“School is like a second home”
Students and parents oppose closure of last high school in Highland Park, Michigan

By Zac Corrigan, 13 June 2015

The impoverished Detroit enclave’s emergency manager declared that keeping the school was no longer “financially feasible.”

Pseudo-left seek formation of Scottish Syriza

By Jordan Shilton, 13 June 2015

The new formation is seeking advice from Syriza on how to access the corridors of power and consolidate positions within the capitalist state.

New Zealand toddler’s death linked to run-down public housing

By Chris Ross and Tom Peters, 13 June 2015

The fate of two-year-old Emma-Lita Bourne in South Auckland highlights the appalling conditions faced by tens of thousands of families in public housing.

Canada’s aboriginal Truth and Reconciliation Report—the class issues

By Carl Bronski and Keith Jones, 13 June 2015

The report issued by the Truth Commission on Indian residential schools documents a horrific crime perpetrated by Canadian capitalism—a crime whose impacts reverberate to this day.

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Impérialisme des « Droits de l’homme » en Ukraine

Par Patrick Martin, 13 juin 2015

Le gouvernement droitier ukrainien porté au pouvoir par un coup d’État mené par des néo-fascistes est à présent déclaré première ligne sur le front du « monde libre. »

Un sondage révèle une opposition de masse en Europe à la campagne de guerre contre la Russie

Par Alex Lantier, 13 juin 2015

Les États-Unis et l’OTAN pressent à une confrontation avec la Russie qui menace de provoquer une guerre face à une large opposition dans la population européenne.

Le premier ministre du Canada appuie le régime de droite en Ukraine

Par Roger Jordan, 13 juin 2015

Le premier ministre du Canada Stephen Harper a visité Kiev pour réitérer son appui envers le régime ultranationaliste et pro-occidental de l'Ukraine et la campagne des États-Unis dirigée contre la Russie.

Des représentants étudiants défendent la liberté d'expression à l'Université Humboldt de Berlin

Par Christoph Dreier, 13 juin 2015

Les représentants des étudiants de trois facultés de l’Université Humboldt de Berlin ont publié une déclaration commune pour défendre les étudiants critiques contre les attaques des médias.

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Ein Jahr seit dem Fall von Mossul: Mehr US-Truppen auf dem Weg in den Irak

Bill Van Auken, 13. Juni 2015

Die selbstverschuldete Katastrophe zieht den US-Imperialismus immer tiefer in die Kämpfe im Nahen Osten.

Umfrage belegt massive Ablehnung des Kriegskurses gegen Russland

Alex Lantier, 13. Juni 2015

Der Konfrontationskurs der Nato und der USA gegen Russland stößt auf breite Ablehnung. Er kann sich zu einem umfassenden Krieg ausweiten.

Humboldt-Universität: Studierendenparlament verteidigt Meinungsfreiheit

unseren Korrespondenten, 13. Juni 2015

Die gewählte Vertretung der über 33.000 Studierenden an der HU ist dem Versuch, kritische Studierende einzuschüchtern und zu verleumden, mutig entgegengetreten.

„Es wäre fatal, wenn sich das StuPa heute nicht ausdrücklich hinter die Verteidigung der Meinungsfreiheit stellen würde“

Sven Wurm, 13. Juni 2015

Mit diesem Beitrag begründete Sven Wurm, der Vertreter der IYSSE im Studierendenparlament, den Antrag zur Verteidigung der Meinungsfreiheit an der Humboldt-Universität.

Ein Nachtrag zu den Lügen von Louis Proyect

, 13. Juni 2015

Vor zwei Tagen widerlegte die World Socialist Web Site den Vorwurf von Louis Proyect, sie habe in einem Artikel durch Fehlinformationen die Eskalation militärischer Drohungen gegen Russland vonseiten der Obama-Regierung übertrieben.

USA streichen Kuba von der Terrorliste

Alexander Fangman, 13. Juni 2015

Die heuchlerische Einstufung wird aufgehoben, um den Austausch von Botschaftern zu ermöglichen und die Annäherung zwischen den beiden Regierungen zu erleichtern.

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The dictatorship of finance capital: Greece and Ukraine

13 June 2015

Behind the apparent contradiction in the treatment of Greece and Ukraine stand the reactionary class interests of finance capital in the leading imperialist powers.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Humboldt University student parliament defends freedom of speech

By our correspondents, 13 June 2015

The student parliament voted to oppose efforts to intimidate students who criticize right-wing and militarist positions of professors.

IYSSE delegate addresses Humboldt University student parliament
“Failure to defend freedom of expression would have dire consequences”

By Sven Wurm, 13 June 2015

Presented here is the speech by Sven Wurm of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the June 11 meeting of the student parliament.

Students in Frankfurt, Germany support fight against war propaganda

By our correspondents, 13 June 2015

The conflict over freedom of expression at Humboldt University in Berlin is being followed with great interest at other universities.

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

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

Student groups defend freedom of expression at Berlin’s 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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Arts Review

Orson Welles symposium at University of Michigan

By David Walsh, 13 June 2015

The University of Michigan’s library is the home of the largest assortment of Orson Welles archival papers and documents in the world.

100 years since the birth of Orson Welles—Part 2

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

By Joanne Laurier, 12 June 2015

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

By Fred Mazelis, 8 June 2015


WSWS responds to Joma Sison and the Philippine Maoists

By Joseph Santolan, 13 June 2015

The CPP is bent on mobilizing its social base behind the US drive to war against China in the name of national sovereignty.

Citizenship and the assault on democratic rights

By Mike Head, 13 June 2015

The world’s governments are moving to overturn the most fundamental political right, that of citizenship.

A postscript on Louis Proyect’s lies

11 June 2015

A reply to Louis Proyect’s attack on the WSWS

“Human rights” imperialism in Ukraine

By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2015

The revealing remarks of a central banker

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

China hits back at G7 over South China Sea

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

The death of Kalief Browder

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

13 June 2015

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

Deutsche Post workers continue strike

By Gustav Kemper, 12 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!

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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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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