Turkey joins US war in Syria

By our Turkish correspondent, 25 July 2015

While joining the US war against ISIS, Ankara is simultaneously stepping up its offensive against Kurdish nationalist groups.

Atrocity sparks calls for Turkish intervention in Syria

US defense secretary visits Iraq as Pentagon prepares new offensive in Anbar

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Obama begins East Africa tour with economic and military talks in Nairobi

By Thomas Gaist, 25 July 2015

The US president arrived in Kenya with a mercenary agenda aimed at shoring up US domination over the strategic East African region.

Widespread solidarity in Berlin with Greek workers

By Marianne Arens and Désirée Müller, 25 July 2015

Workers repeatedly declared their opposition to the policies of the German government and compared them to actions taken during the darkest chapters of German history.

Greek parliament rubber-stamps new EU austerity plan

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

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US Justice Department considers investigation into Clinton email use

By Josh Varlin, 25 July 2015

Two inspectors general have recommended that the Justice Department investigate Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s use of private email during her time as secretary of state.

Second health mega-merger in three weeks
Anthem to buy Cigna, creating biggest US health insurer

By Kate Randall, 25 July 2015

The Anthem-Cigna deal is the latest in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions encouraged by the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

Theater shooting leaves 3 dead, 9 wounded in Louisiana

By Tom Hall, 25 July 2015

The mass shooting at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, at least the third such incident in the United States in little more than a month, is symptomatic of a deep social crisis.

Canadian terrorism trials reveal use of entrapment by police and intelligence agencies

By Roger Jordan, 25 July 2015

US and Canadian police and intelligence agencies are using entrapment to implicate vulnerable, often mentally unstable individuals in alleged terrorist plots.

Hungarian government takes action against refugees

By Markus Salzmann, 25 July 2015

Hungary is building a four-meter high fence on its border with Serbia and driving refugees out of populated areas.

Australian Labor leader delivers pitch to big business at party conference

By Patrick Kelly, 25 July 2015

Bill Shorten’s speech aimed at winning the backing of key sections of the ruling elite by pledging to enforce “tough” pro-business policies, including cuts to public spending.

Further revelations in South Korean hacking scandal

By Ben McGrath, 25 July 2015

Suspicions that the NIS spied on political opponents continue to grow as more information comes to light.

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Рецензия на книгу Стивена Коткина Сталин: Парадоксы власти, 1878-1928
Часть первая

Фред Уильямс, 25 июля 2015 г.

Первый том предполагаемой трехтомной биографии Сталина Стивена Коткина представляет собой пародию на научное историческое исследование.

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La pseudo-gauche couvre la trahison de Syriza

Par Alex Lantier, 25 juillet 2015

Conscients que leur politique d'austérité provoquera la colère des masses quand elle entrera en vigueur, les dirigeants de Syriza s'activent pour défendre leur bilan.

Manoeuvres sans précédent des États-Unis et de l'OTAN en Europe

Par Niles Williamson, 25 juillet 2015

Les exercices militaires menés en Europe de l'Est et de l'Ouest font partie d'un vaste déploiement militaire des États-Unis et de l'OTAN visant la Russie.

Québec cible la communauté musulmane avec les projets de loi 62 et 59

Par Laurent Lafrance, 25 juillet 2015

Ces mesures s'attaquent aux droits démocratiques de la classe ouvrière.

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Pseudolinke decken Syrizas Verrat

Von Alex Lantier, 25. Juli 2015

Einige Syriza-Vertreter sind sich bewusst, dass ihre brutale Sparpolitik auf massiven Widerstand stoßen wird, wenn sie in den kommenden Monaten umgesetzt wird. Deshalb verteidigen sie umso hartnäckiger ihre Linie.

Gabriel im Iran

Von Johannes Stern, 25. Juli 2015

Der Vorstoß Berlins in eines der strategisch wichtigsten und rohstoffreichsten Länder im Mittleren Osten ist Bestandteil der Rückkehr des deutschen Imperialismus auf die Weltbühne.

Siemenschef Joe Kaeser ruft nach Führung und verherrlicht einen Diktator

Von Ulrich Rippert, 25. Juli 2015

Im Bayerischen Fernsehen berichtete der Chef des größten deutschen Technologiekonzerns begeistert über seinen Deal mit dem ägyptischen Diktator al-Sisi.

Libor-Manipulation: BaFin erhebt schwere Vorwürfe gegen Deutsche Bank

Von Sven Heymanns, 25. Juli 2015

Der zurückgetretene Deutsche-Bank-Chef Anshu Jain war viel tiefer in die kriminelle Manipulation der Libor-Zinssätze verwickelt, als man bisher wusste.

Britische Socialist Workers Party und Linke Plattform verteidigen gemeinsam Syriza

Von Paul Stuart und Paul Mitchell, 25. Juli 2015

Stathis Kouvelakis, Vorsitzender der Linken Plattform innerhalb Syrizas sagte in London, es sei unzulässig die Unterstützung der griechischen Regierung für die brutalen Sparmaßnahmen als Verrat zu bezeichnen.

Wahlkampf in den Vereinigten Staaten
Ist Bernie Sanders Sozialist?

Von Tom Hall und Barry Grey, 25. Juli 2015

Die zunehmende Unterstützung für Bernie Sanders deutet auf ein wachsendes Interesse am Sozialismus hin. Arbeiter werden in seinem Wahlkampf jedoch keine Alternative zum Kapitalismus finden.

Vor 100 Jahren wurde Orson Welles geboren
Teil 1

Von David Walsh und Joanne Laurier, 25. Juli 2015

Orson Welles war eine der bemerkenswertesten Persönlichkeiten im amerikanischen Film und Theater des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts.

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How to make $7 billion in 45 minutes

25 July 2015

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made more money Thursday than 300,000 US workers earn in an entire year.

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Mehring Books

An important contribution to Marxist theory
The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

21 July 2015

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique by David North. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.

Foreword to The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique

By David North

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) Election Campaign

Sri Lankan SEP holds inaugural election meeting in Colombo

By our correspondents, 25 July 2015

Speakers explained the crisis of bourgeois rule in Sri Lanka, its roots in global geo-political tensions and the socialist program that must be taken up by the working class.

Sri Lankan plantation workers must oppose wage struggle betrayal

Socialist Equality Party fields 43 candidates in Sri Lankan general elections

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Book Review

Samuel Kassow’s Who Will Write Our History?

By Clara Weiss, 25 July 2015

Kassow’s history of the Oyneg Shabes underground archive in the Warsaw Ghetto combines remarkable objectivity with a deep compassion for the tragic fate of Warsaw’s Jewry during World War II.

The crisis in Greece

France’s Lutte Ouvrière group covers for Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

By Stéphane Hugues, 25 July 2015

With the devastating character of Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek people exposed, LO is leaping to the defense of the Greek government.

The pseudo-left covers up for Syriza’s betrayal

The German Left Party defends Syriza’s betrayal

A letter from Athens: Taking stock of Syriza’s capitulation

The confessions of Yanis Varoufakis: The pseudo-left as a social type

Lessons from Greece: The pseudo-left in power

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Autoworkers Struggles

UAW keeps sellout plans concealed as talks open with Ford

By Shannon Jones, 24 July 2015

Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team?

By Gabriel Black, 23 July 2015

The battle ahead for US autoworkers

Socialist Equality Party launches digital WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

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Discovery of the most Earth-like planet to date

By Don Barrett, 25 July 2015

At a time of the momentous discovery of planets around other stars, no money can be found to examine them.

Pluto and Earth

NHS Fightback

UK government uses demand for weekend work to attack National Health Service

By Ajanta Silva, 25 July 2015

NHS managers are supposed to introduce additional services, while the government is demanding a further £22 billion in cuts to the health budget.

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

25 July 2015

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

Arts Review

R.W. Fassbinder at 70: the German filmmaker’s life on display in Berlin

By Hiram Lee, 23 July 2015

What Happened, Miss Simone?: The life of African-American singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone


Selective release of autopsy findings continues whitewash of Sandra Bland killing

By Evan Blake, 24 July 2015

The police murder of Sandra Bland

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Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2015

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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Pitched battles between miners and police in Bolivia’s capital

By Bill Van Auken, 24 July 2015

Michigan governor declares financial emergency in Wayne County

By Khara Sikhan, 24 July 2015

US and NATO engage in unprecedented military exercises in Europe

By Niles Williamson, 24 July 2015

Wesley Clark’s internment proposal: The specter of military dictatorship

The return of the “German question”

The Queen’s Nazi salute: Historical revisionism in the service of state censorship

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Student initiatives in Germany oppose media witch-hunt against IYSSE and “Münkler-Watch”

By Christoph Dreier, 21 July 2015

Sebastian Kempkens in Uni Spiegel: Gutter journalism in the service of German imperialism

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25 years ago: US sets trap for Iraqi president Saddam Hussein

On July 25, 1990, US Ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie met with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and encouraged him to believe that Washington would not intervene if a military conflict broke out between Iraq and Kuwait.

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50 years ago: 10,000 battle riot police in Athens

On July 21, 1965, police in Athens attacked a crowd, estimated by western media at 10,000, demonstrating for the reinstatement of former Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou.

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75 years ago: Battle for Britain begins

On July 24, 1940, the first major clashes over the skies of southern Britain took place between the British and German air forces.

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100 years ago: British defeat Ottoman troops in Battle of Nasiriyah

On July 24, 1915, British troops defeated Ottoman forces in the battle of Nasiriyah, securing control of the strategically important city in modern-day Iraq.

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