Amnesty International: US police laws violate human rights standards

By Andre Damon, 19 June 2015

The international human rights organization Amnesty International said Thursday that laws in all 50 states governing use of force by the police violate international agreements.

Michigan prosecutor finds no wrongdoing in the police killing of unarmed teen

By Nick Barrickman, 19 June 2015

Grand jury witnesses told not to mention police “chokehold” in Eric Garner case

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European Union extends economic sanctions against Russia

By Alex Lantier, 19 June 2015

The sanctions are part of a broad drive by the NATO powers to isolate Russia, threatening it with bankruptcy and war, in order to reduce it to a semi-colonial status.

Russia threatens response to US military buildup in Eastern Europe

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Eurogroup issues ultimatum to Greek government

By Christoph Dreier, 19 June 2015

European finance ministers demanded that the Greek government either accept cutbacks in full, on pain of being forced to exit the euro.

Greek central bank warns of “uncontrollable crisis”

The way forward for the working class in Greece

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As efforts to train new Iraqi army flounder
US secretary of defense threatens breakup of Iraq

By Thomas Gaist, 19 June 2015

Washington increasingly seeks to rule Iraq through a network of tribal-based sectarian proxy forces, reinforced by thousands of US “advisers.”

Texas carries out ninth execution of 2015

By Kate Randall, 19 June 2015

Gregory Russeau was the ninth Texas inmate to be sent to death, making the state the most active executioner in the US so far this year.

County official wants Detroit area put into financial emergency status

By Khara Sikhan, 19 June 2015

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has asked Michigan officials to declare a financial state of emergency to escalate attacks on public workers and services.

Delay on TPP prompts warnings to US from Asia

By Nick Beams, 19 June 2015

The US has received a blunt warning about shifting relations in Asia from Singapore’s foreign minister.

Obama, Republicans join forces to salvage trade bill

UK: Labour saves Conservative government from defeat on EU referendum bill

By Jordan Shilton, 19 June 2015

The Labour Party demonstrated its readiness to form an alliance with the Cameron government over British European Union membership.

New Zealand government complicit in Australia’s persecution of refugees

By Tom Peters, 19 June 2015

Prime Minister Key defended Australian officials for intercepting 65 asylum seekers bound for New Zealand and sending them on a life-threatening voyage back to Indonesia.

Québec Solidaire renews offer to work with Péladeau-led PQ

By Laurent Lafrance, 19 June 2015

Following the PQ’s election of the right-wing media mogul Péladeau as its leader, Québec Solidaire feigned astonishment—as it does whenever the PQ shows its true class character.

New in Russian

Самый масштабный кризис беженцев со времен Второй мировой войны

Джозеф Кишор, 19 июня 2015 г.

Доклад Amnesty International, опубликованный 15 июня, дает картину катастрофы, произведенной глобальным капитализмом и действиями империализма по всему миру.

New in Turkish

Küresel mülteci krizi II. Dünya Savaşı’ndan beri en kötü durumda

Joseph Kishore, 19 Haziran 2015

Uluslararası Af Örgütü’nün 15 Haziran’da yayınladığı bir rapora göre, küresel mülteci krizi, II. Dünya Savaşı’nın sona ermesinden bu yana herhangi bir anda olduğundan çok daha kötü durumda.

Louis Proyect’in yalanları üzerine bir not

19 Haziran 2015

Burns, Scher’in açıklamasının, ABD Savunma Bakanlığı’ndan edinmiş olduğu tam dökümünü WSWS’ye gönderdi. Döküm, videoda daha önce ortaya konmuş olan düşünceyi sağlamlaştırmaktadır.

Yeni buluşlar ilk insanın fiziksel ve teknolojik evrimini aydınlatıyor

Philip Guelpa, 19 Haziran 2015

Son zamanlarda açıklanan iki buluş, teknoloji ile insan evrimi arasındaki bağlantıyı pekiştirerek, hem en eski taş aletler hem de büyük ihtimalle Homo (İnsan) türünü temsil eden en erken kalıntıların bilinen tarihlerini geriye itiyor.

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La Banque centrale grecque prévient d'une « crise incontrôlable »

Par Robert Stevens, 19 juin 2015

Le ministre des Finances grecques Yanis Varoufakis a déclaré que son gouvernement ne déposerait pas de nouvelles propositions lors de la réunion de l’Eurogroupe d’aujourd’hui.

Israël exonère ses forces armées de crimes de guerre

Par Jean Shaoul, 19 juin 2015

Le rapport intervient quelques jours avant que le Conseil de droits de l'homme de l'ONU doive publier les résultats de son enquête sur les crimes de guerre israéliens à Gaza.

Hillary Clinton lance sa campagne pour la présidence des États-Unis

Par Patrick Martin, 19 juin 2015

Le discours de Clinton, donné devant un auditoire d'apologistes du Parti démocrate et de représentants syndicaux, était un mélange de démagogie creuse et de mépris pour l'intelligence de la population.

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The mass killing in Charleston, South Carolina

19 June 2015

The impact of endless war and militarism on backward layers of the population in the US is a central driving force behind horrific episodes like the Charleston bloodbath.

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Arts Review

Entourage and Spy: Celebrity, wealth and the CIA—Hollywood’s idea of summer fun

By Joanne Laurier, 19 June 2015

Two new, not-so-comic comedies: one preoccupied with the life of Hollywood celebrities and the other, with the intelligence apparatus. What fun.

Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman dead at 85

By Hiram Lee, 18 June 2015

Saxophonist Ornette Coleman helped to define the free jazz movement during an often controversial career spanning half a century.

Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young: No need to fight

Mad Max: Fury Road: A “feminist” demolition derby


Wall Street’s legal offensive

By Andre Damon, 18 June 2015

Jeb Bush launches campaign for Republican presidential nomination

By Patrick Martin, 18 June 2015

Egyptian court confirms death sentence for former President Mursi

EU dispute over refugees intensifies

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 18 June 2015

Millionaires projected to own 46 percent of global private wealth by 2019

By Gabriel Black, 18 June 2015

Israel exonerates its armed forces of war crimes

By Jean Shaoul, 18 June 2015

US stocks, bonds rally as Fed pledges to keep rates low

By Barry Grey, 18 June 2015

The New York Times, Scott Walker and the unions

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

19 June 2015

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

Top GM and Fiat Chrysler negotiators depart on eve of UAW contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 18 June 2015

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

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

Deutsche Post workers continue strike

By Gustav Kemper, 12 June 2015

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Humboldt University student parliament defends freedom of speech

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

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

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) campaigns against attempted censorship by Bankstown Council officers

By our reporters, 16 June 2015

Sri Lanka: Reinstate victimised Deeside plantation workers!

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 15 June 2015

SEP/IYSSE public meetings to discuss Sri Lankan political crisis

9 June 2015


The Magna Carta and democratic rights

By Richard Hoffman and Mike Head, 15 June 2015

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of David North’s May Day speech

Posted here is a translation into Arabic of “Socialism and the struggle against war,” David North's speech opening the May 3, 2015 International May Day Online Rally.

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: ANC leader Mandela reassures capitalists during world tour

On June 20, 1990, after more than 27 years of imprisonment at the hands of the racist regime in South Africa, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela was greeted as a conquering hero in the center of world imperialism.

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50 years ago: Ben Bella deposed in Algeria coup

On June 19, 1965, Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella was deposed in a bloodless coup led by his former ally, the military strongman Houari Boumédienne.

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75 years ago: France surrenders to Nazi Germany

On June 17, 1940 Marshal Petain, the new premier of France, formed a cabinet and asked Germany for armistice terms as the French armies conceded defeat by Hitler’s forces.

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100 years ago: Pro-war “League to Enforce Peace” founded in US

In what was a precursor of the drive to found the League of Nations after World War I, a number of prominent US political and business figures met on June 17, 1915, to establish the League to Enforce Peace.

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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.
Link to audio

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