Greek bailout deal highlights monumental scale of Syriza’s betrayal

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2015

The function of Greece’s parliament will be to rubber-stamp the transfer of real authority to Brussels and Berlin.

Berlin: Angry reaction to Syriza betrayal of Greek workers

By our reporters, 14 July 2015

The consequences of Syriza’s betrayal: From terms of surrender to terms of occupation

Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek working class

Video report: Workers speak out against austerity at mass demonstration in Athens

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Puerto Rican plan to make workers pay for the island’s debt crisis

By Rafael Azul, 14 July 2015

A combination of “pro-growth” and “supply-side” measures would impoverish the Puerto Rican working class.

Puerto Rico spirals towards bankruptcy amid mass poverty and increasing inequality

UAW-GM talks open in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 14 July 2015

The opening of negotiations at the UAW-GM Human Resources Center had all the trappings of an in-house event, held in a mood of mutual praise and backslapping.

Contract talks set to begin for 140,000 US autoworkers

As contract talks set to start
Ford threatens mass layoffs at Michigan truck plant

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Hillary Clinton outlines right-wing economic policies in New York City speech

By Andre Damon, 14 July 2015

Speaking at the New School in New York City, Clinton declared that her presidency would “empower” US businesses by cutting taxes and regulation.

Record campaign fundraising for Republicans, Democrats

Hillary Clinton launches her presidential campaign

US preparing new drone deployments to North Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2015

The US military’s Africa Command is preparing to develop at least one new US drone and Special Forces base in North Africa.

Saudi-led assault on Yemen continues despite ceasefire

By Niles Williamson, 14 July 2015

Airstrikes by the US-backed coalition continued in violation of a UN brokered cease-fire that was supposed to come into effect on Saturday.

Report urges closer US-Australian military collaboration against China

By Peter Symonds, 14 July 2015

The joint US-Australian think tank report documents the extent to which Australia has already become a major base of operations for the US military in Asia.

Washington’s hypocritical denunciations of Chinese “land reclamation” in the South China Sea

By Oscar Grenfell, 14 July 2015

The outposts of Vietnam and other claimants in the region cover a far broader expanse than those of China.

US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China

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Behind New York’s Cuomo-de Blasio feud

By Philip Guelpa and Fred Mazelis, 14 July 2015

The two leading New York Democrats are governing at a time of growing crisis and disgust with capitalist politics.

Surge in prices boosts drug industry profits

By Brad Dixon, 14 July 2015

An investigation by Bloomberg News found that the prices of supposedly competing prescription drugs rose in lockstep.

More attacks on public education in Louisiana

By Aaron Asa, 14 July 2015

A recently passed law in Louisiana will facilitate the use of textbooks with religious-based attacks on evolution and climate change.

New in French

Les conséquences de la trahison de Syriza: des termes d’une capitulation aux termes d’une occupation

Par Barry Grey, 14 juillet 2015

L’UE exige des conditions qui condamneront de vastes secteurs de la classe ouvrière grecque à la misère et feront de la Grèce une quasi-colonie.

Début des négociations pour 140.000 travailleurs de l'auto aux États-Unis

Par Jerry White, 14 juillet 2015

Il y a longtemps que le syndicat de l’auto a abandonné toute défense des intérêts des travailleurs et lié son propre sort aux profits des constructeurs automobiles.

Explosion des tensions en Europe alors que Berlin menace d'expulser la Grèce de l'euro

Par Alex Lantier, 14 juillet 2015

Le gouvernement allemand a non seulement l'intention de réduire la Grèce à l'état de semi-colonie mais encore de faire rentrer dans le rang les pays critiquant sa politique grecque comme la France et l'Italie.

Les pourparlers avec l’Iran se poursuivent durant le week-end

Par Keith Jones, 14 juillet 2015

Le gouvernement Obama cherche à trouver un accord qui fournisse à Washington le plus grand avantage possible sur l’Iran et la capacité de revenir facilement à une confrontation directe.

New in German

Verteidigt die griechischen Arbeiter! Kämpft gegen das Diktat von Schäuble und Merkel!

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 14. Juli 2015

Die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit verurteilt in aller Schärfe die Vereinbarung, die Finanzminister Wolfgang Schäuble und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel Griechenland aufgezwungen haben.

Die Folgen von Syrizas Verrat: Von der Kapitulation zur Besatzung

Von Barry Grey, 13. Juli 2015

Die EU verlangt Bedingungen, die große Teile der griechischen Arbeiterklasse zum Elend verdammen und das Land praktisch in eine Kolonie verwandeln.

Berlins Griechenland-Politik verschärft Spannungen in Europa

Von Alex Lantier, 13. Juli 2015

Die Bundesregierung versucht nicht nur, Griechenland zu einer Halbkolonie zu degradieren, sondern auch Kritiker ihrer Griechenland-Politik, wie Frankreich und Italien, auf ihre Linie zu bringen.

Verrat von Syriza: Thema auf Berliner Straßen

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 14. Juli 2015

Vor einem Einkaufszentrum in Berlin-Neukölln sprach am Samstag ein Team der WSWS mit Passanten über die Angriffe der EU auf die griechische Bevölkerung und über den Verrat von Syriza.

UN-Bericht zu Syrien:
Schlimmste Flüchtlingskrise der jüngeren Geschichte

Von Thomas Gaist, 14. Juli 2015

Laut Schätzungen der UN wurden in Syrien seit Beginn des Bürgerkriegs 2011 etwa 230.000 Menschen getötet, während ein Sechstel der Gesamtbevölkerung aus dem Land geflohen ist.

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Defend the Greek workers! Oppose the diktat of Schäuble and Merkel!

14 July 2015

The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU.

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New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of “Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek working class”

Posted here is a translation into Greek of the Perspective of the WSWS posted on July 11.

Greek translation of “As EU denounces ‘no’ vote, Tsipras moves to the right”

Greek translation of “A landslide ‘no’ to EU austerity in Greece”


The American Psychological Association, torture and the Nuremberg doctors’ trial

By Tom Carter, 13 July 2015

FBI Director Comey demands “backdoor” access to encrypted data

By Kevin Reed, 13 July 2015

WikiLeaks email release reveals hacking by governments worldwide

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Baltimore, Maryland police chief fired under pressure from police union

By Tom Hall, 13 July 2015

Pew report: 84 percent of world population subsists on under $20 per day

Eric Holder returns to law firm that represents Wall Street banks

Iran talks continue into the weekend

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The historical background of California’s water crisis

By Marc Wells and Evan Blake, 14 July 2015

The damage from California’s drought stems from almost two centuries of an irrational water rights regime.

Workers struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

14 July 2015

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

Socialist Equality Party

SEP to stand in Sri Lankan general election

the Socialist Equality Party, 13 July 2015

SEP (Australia) meetings: The pseudo-left in power: Lessons of Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

13 July 2015

Arts Review

Manglehorn and The Cobbler: The influence of social-gravitational forces

By David Walsh, 13 July 2015

Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, Season 3: Life goes on in a women’s prison

By Ed Hightower, 11 July 2015

25 years ago: Luzon earthquake devastates the Philippines

On July 16, 1990, a tremor measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit the densely populated Philippines island of Luzon.

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50 years ago: Mariner IV photographs surface of Mars

On July 14, 1965, the Mariner IV satellite, part of NASA’s Mars-Mariner program, sent back to Earth the photographic images of Mars.

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75 years ago: British government rejects overtures from Hitler

On the evening of July 19, 1940, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler made a lengthy speech calling for a negotiated settlement with Great Britain.

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100 years ago: Coal miners strike in Wales

On July 15, 1915, some 200,000 coal miners in Wales went on strike, defying calls for the abolition of industrial action under wartime conditions.

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EPA study whitewashes the effects of fracking

By Philip Guelpa, 13 July 2015

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“People deserve respect whether they can pay their bills or not”
Life without water in Detroit

By Seraphine Collins, 8 July 2015

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Why the German media refuses to report Humboldt University students’ defense of Münkler-Watch

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!