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UK and Swedish governments continue their persecution of Julian Assange

February 6
London and Stockholm have rejected the UN’s verdict that Assange has been arbitrarily detained.

Sanders and the left feint in capitalist politics

February 6
Sanders is not the representative of a working class movement. He is rather the temporary beneficiary of a rising tide of popular opposition that is passing through only its initial stages of social and class differentiation.

Recession risk on the rise

February 6
Falling yields in US and global bond markets point to a rising risk of recession as the IMF warns that commodity-exporting countries are coming under “severe stress.”

Threat of wider war looms as Saudi monarchy proposes Syria intervention

February 6
The deployment of Saudi troops on the pretext of fighting the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq would inevitably be aimed at toppling the Assad government.

Emails reveal Michigan governor’s staffer knew about Flint Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in March 2015

February 6
A March 13 email to a staffer for Governor Snyder related that county health officials suspected that the “uptick” in Legionnaires’ disease was due to the switch to the Flint River.

Iowa Democratic Party rejects audit of caucus vote

February 6
The Des Moines Register published an editorial headlined “Something smells in the Democratic Party,” denouncing state party officials for refusing to agree to an audit or release details of the voting.

Pro-refugee organisation comes under political attack in Germany

February 6
A false report about the death of a refugee has served as the pretext for a right-wing campaign against volunteers assisting refugess in Berlin, Germany.

North Korea announces satellite launch

February 6
The proposed launch has further raised tensions following Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test and will undoubtedly be exploited by the US to justify its military buildup in Asia.

Crane collapses in Manhattan, killing one and injuring three

February 6
One person was killed and three others hurt when a 565-foot crane collapsed in lower Manhattan Friday morning.

Editor of Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper demands rearmament and war

February 6
For a substantial lobby of war-mongering scribblers in the editorial offices of the bourgeois press, the rearmament of Germany is not taking place fast enough.

Left Party founder Jean-Luc Mélenchon covers for French government’s authoritarian policies

February 6
There are no fundamental differences between Mélenchon and the Socialist Party government, which is building a police state in France.

“The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film”—an exhibition

February 6
The exhibition examines some of the remarkable photography, magazines, film posters and innovative films produced in the years that followed the October Revolution of 1917.

Hundreds attend University of Michigan talk on Flint water crisis

February 6
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha spoke about her work and the devastating impact of lead poisoning on Flint residents.

Junior doctors to take second strike in England

February 6
The British Medical Association has reluctantly proceeded with the strike but has scaled back the action.

Reject the Rail Maritime and Transport Union’s call to accept latest London Underground sell-out contract!

February 6
Rail workers have seen the trade unions sabotage every struggle against the Conservative government since 2010.

Politicians, unions use the “carrot” and “stick” to try to derail Detroit Public Schools struggle

February 6
As Emergency Manager Darnell Earley resigns, union officials and Michigan politicians are working overtime to try to derail the struggle of Detroit teachers.

Sri Lanka: Plantation unions suppress struggle for wage rise

February 6
The trade unions are promoting the illusion that the government will force the companies to grant a 2,500-rupee ($17) increase in the monthly wage.

More recalls of Takata exploding airbags

February 6
Recalls have proceeded in a piecemeal fashion since 2008, when Honda first publically reported the deadly defect.

Report: Low-income households are low priority in US budget

February 6
The increased funding for social programs benefiting low or moderate income households in the 2016 budget is substantially smaller than other areas of non-defense spending.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

February 6
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

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