6 May 2016

Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu resigns amid mounting government crisis

By Halil Celik, 6 May 2016

Fighting also erupted in the Turkish parliament as deputies from the ruling party assaulted their colleagues from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party.

Clinton launches appeal for right-wing Republican support

By Tom Hall, 6 May 2016

The Democratic front runner is hailing opposition to Trump from leading Republicans, including some who will support her as a more reliable foreign policy hawk.

Trump’s victory: A dangerous turning point in American politics

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

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Alberta wildfire continues to spread, forcing further evacuations

By Roger Jordan, 6 May 2016

The vast wealth extracted from the Fort McMurray area stands in striking contrast with the paltry resources the authorities have mobilized to tackle the wildfire and assist the displaced.

Fort McMurray teacher describes chaotic evacuation

By Roger Jordan, 6 May 2016

Michigan state House passes draconian attack on public education

By Shannon Jones and Nancy Hanover, 6 May 2016

In the wake of their return to work following a two-day sickout, Detroit teachers are facing attacks from emergency manager Steven Rhodes and the state legislature.

Detroit Public School teachers end sickouts, face new legislative attacks

Video: Detroit teachers speak on the struggle to defend education

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New York Verizon strikers seek to break isolation of struggle

By our reporters, 6 May 2016

There is a growing mood of frustration among striking workers with the toothless protests and publicity stunts organized by the CWA and other unions.

Verizon steps up strikebreaking after “last, best and final” offer

The Communications Workers of America, corporatism and the Verizon strike

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US intelligence agencies expand electronic surveillance worldwide

By Thomas Gaist, 6 May 2016

Congress is reviewing statutory changes to a little known “Rule 41” that will allow the FBI and other security agencies to hack and spy on computers and networks anywhere in the world, based on a single, non-specific warrant.

North Carolina Sheriff’s Office concealed killing, ignored repeated allegations of brutality

By Evan Blake, 6 May 2016

A series of exposés by the Raleigh-based News and Observer have uncovered rampant police brutality and misconduct by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

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US-backed Chinese separatists, dissidents meet in Dharamsala, India

By Kumaran Ira, 6 May 2016

American sponsored dissident groups held a conference last weekend in the midst of escalating war threats against China.

Leader of Brazil impeachment drive sacked over corruption

By Bill Van Auken, 6 May 2016

The removal of Eduardo Cunha, second in line of succession to the presidency, raises the specter of a constitutional breakdown.

Labour “anti-Semitism” witch-hunt dominates media in run-up to UK polls

By Robert Stevens, 6 May 2016

During Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament Wednesday, David Cameron reiterated the charge that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a supporter of terrorism.

UK Labour mounts purge of party based on accusations of anti-Semitism

Oppose the witch-hunt of Ken Livingstone!

Australia: Labor Party spells out election campaign of populism and lies

By James Cogan, 6 May 2016

Shorten’s budget reply highlighted Labor’s awareness of the deep hostility toward the entire political establishment.

Australian Workers Union to enforce cost-cutting at Arrium steel

New Zealand Labour Party leader visits Iraq

By Tom Peters, 6 May 2016

Andrew Little praised New Zealand’s troops in Iraq and pushed for their mission to be extended, underscoring the fraud of Labour’s vote against the deployment last year.

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Крах «политической революции» Сандерса

Патрик Мартин, 5 мая 2016 г.

Вся кампания Сандерса была ориентирована на то, чтобы предотвратить развитие массовой оппозиции в Соединенных Штатах в направлении разрыва со «смирительной рубашкой» Демократической партии.

100 лет назад: Немецкий революционер Карл Либкнехт обличает войну на Первомайской демонстрации

5 мая 2016 г.

1 мая 1916 года немецкий «Союз Спартака», организация революционных социалистов, выступавшая против мировой империалистической войны, которая началась в августе 1914 года, провел в Берлине массовую демонстрацию на основе социалистической и антивоенной программы.

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Dieciocho profesores encarcelados mientras policías reprimen protestas en México

Por Neil Hardt, 5 mayo 2016

Dieciocho docentes fueron arrestados en Chiapas el 15 de abril. Los arrestos fueron parte de una abrumadora muestra de fuerza policial contra los miles de maestros que marcharban en los estados de Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán y Veracruz.

New in Turkish

Üçüncü Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı güçlü bir karşılık buldu

Shannon Jones, 5 Mayıs 2016

Pazar günü düzenlenen 2016 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı, 90’dan fazla farklı ülkeden binlerce işçinin ve gencin katılımını çekti.

1 Mayıs 2016: David North’un açılış raporu

David North, 5 Mayıs 2016

1 Mayıs 2016’da düzenlenen Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda, WSWS Uluslararası Yayın Kurulu başkanı ve Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) ulusal başkanı David North tarafından yapılan konuşma.

Suriye’de ABD-Rusya aracılığındaki ateşkes çözülürken sivil ölümleri artıyor

Thomas Gaist, 5 Mayıs 2016

Beyaz Saray, Irak’a ek 200 ABD kara askeri gönderileceğinin ilan edilmesinin hemen arkasından alınan bir karar olarak, en az 250 ABD özel kuvvetler askerinin Suriye’ye konuşlandırılacağını ilan etti.

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La victoire de Trump: un tournant dangereux de la politique américaine

Par Patrick Martin, 6 mai 2016

La sélection d'un démagogue fascisant comme candidat présidentiel de l'un des deux grands partis capitalistes est une preuve incontestable du stade avancé de putréfaction de la démocratie américaine.

Trump et Sanders remportent des primaires dans l’Indiana

Par Patrick Martin, 6 mai 2016

La victoire de Trump a marqué la fin effective de la campagne pour l’investiture républicaine, avec le président du Parti républicain déclarant le milliardaire d’être le candidat présomptif.

La démission de Péladeau et la crise du Parti québécois

Par Laurent Lafrance, 6 mai 2016

Le départ soudain de Péladeau survient en plein débat sur une possible alliance entre le PQ et Québec solidaire au nom de la « convergence » des forces souverainistes.

Premier mai 2016: rapport d’introduction de David North

Par David North, 6 mai 2016

Nous publions ici les remarques préliminaires au Rassemblement international en ligne du Premier mai de David North, président du Comité de rédaction international du WSWS et président national du Parti de l’égalité socialiste (États-Unis).

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Trumps Sieg: Ein gefährlicher Wendepunkt in der amerikanischen Politik

Von Patrick Martin, 6. Mai 2016

Dass Trump der Präsidentschaftskandidat einer der großen kapitalistischen Parteien geworden ist, ist ein deutliches Zeichen für das fortgeschrittene Fäulnisstadium der amerikanischen Demokratie.

Obama in Flint: Trinkt das Wasser und seid still

Von Shannon Jones, 6. Mai 2016

Obama spielt die Auswirkungen einer Bleivergiftung auf die Gesundheit herunter.

Tarifeinigung im öffentlichen Dienst: Wie Verdi die Arbeiter betrügt

Von Marianne Arens, 6. Mai 2016

Ein Blick auf die Einigung zeigt schnell, dass es sich dabei um eine üble Täuschung der 2,28 Millionen öffentlich Beschäftigten im Bund und in den Kommunen handelt.

Nach 41 Jahren als politischer Gefangener kommt Gary Tyler frei

Von Helen Hayes, 6. Mai 2016

Gary Tylers Fall gehört zu den brutalsten Justizkomplotten der neueren amerikanischen Geschichte. Seine staatliche Verfolgung ist ein Beispiel für den gewalttätigen und repressiven Charakter der Klassenbeziehungen in den Vereinigten Staaten und für das antidemokratische Wesen des US-„Rechts“systems.

Wachsende Widersprüche der Weltwirtschaft

Von Nick Beams, 6. Mai 2016

Nicht nur die wirtschaftliche Lage erinnert immer mehr an die 1930er Jahre, sondern auch die Politik.

Die menschenverachtende Abschiebepolitik des Berliner Senats

Von Carola Kleinert, 6. Mai 2016

Innensenator Henkel kündigt die Verdoppelung der ohnehin hohen Zahl der Abschiebungen aus der Hauptstadt an.

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Perspective

Obama in Flint: Let them drink lead

6 May 2016

President Obama’s callous declaration that poisoned children in Flint, Michigan “will be fine” expresses the contempt felt by America’s financial oligarchy for the great mass of society.

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Flint Water Crisis

Angry reaction to Obama’s speech in Flint
An interview with LeeAnne Walters

By our reporters, 6 May 2016

Walters, her husband, and another Flint resident, Keri Webber, angrily walked out of Obama's event Wednesday after he arrogantly declared, “The kids will be just fine.”

Obama to Flint: Shut up and drink the water

By Shannon Jones, 5 May 2016

“He wants to sweep this under the rug”
Flint residents respond to Obama’s speech on water crisis

More on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan »

International May Day 2016

May Day 2016: Once again, German militarism is rearing its ugly head

By Uli Rippert, 6 May 2016

Uli Rippert, general secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

May Day 2016: The crisis of the European Union and the drive towards war

By Peter Schwarz, 6 May 2016

Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

May Day 2016: Introductory report by David North

By David North, 2 May 2016

May Day 2016 and the future of socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 4 May 2016

Arts Review

Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King: Trivializing culture, history

By Joanne Laurier, 6 May 2016

Two ostensible comedies, Elvis & Nixon and A Hologram for the King, drain their stories of their most important social and historical content.

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba—The banalization of the novelist and his art

David Walsh speaks on “Art, War and Social Revolution” at meetings in California

SEP (US) Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party announces presidential campaign
Support White and Niemuth in 2016!

22 April 2016

Commentary

Deepening contradictions within the global economy

By Nick Beams, 5 May 2016

US change of command in Europe signals escalation of anti-Russia threats

By Bill Van Auken, 5 May 2016

French government presents labour law to the National Assembly

By Alex Lantier, 5 May 2016

Two refugees set themselves alight in Australia’s Nauru detention centre

US Navy Seal killed in Iraq combat

The 2016 US Elections

Trump, Sanders win primary contests in Indiana

By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2016

Trump’s “America First” speech and the US war election

Socialist Alternative: Charlatanry and lies in support of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Sanders’ phony “Medicare for All” proposal

More on the 2016 US elections »

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting in Paris May 15
The socialist struggle against war and the bankruptcy of Tamil nationalism

3 May 2016

SEP public meetings: For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe!

4 April 2016

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

6 May 2016

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

Forty thousand public sector workers strike against Costa Rican government

By Andrea Lobo, 3 May 2016

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Berlin elections: Workers and students speak out against war

By our reporters, 28 April 2016

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 25 April 2016

25 years: South Korean workers and students clash with government over murder of union leader

On May 6, 1991, the body of South Korean union leader Park Chang-soo was found on the street outside Anyang Hospital.

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50 years ago: Nasser threatens Saudi Arabia

On May 1, 1966, in a speech marking May Day, Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser threatened to invade and occupy parts of Saudi Arabia.

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75 years ago: Iraq rebels against British occupation

On May 2, 1941 Iraqi military forces launched an artillery assault on the British Royal Air Force at the Habbania air base, situated on the Euphrates River just west of Baghdad.

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100 years ago: Leaders of Easter Uprising in Ireland executed

Beginning on May 3, 1916, and continuing until May 12, British authorities carried out the execution by firing squad of 15 leaders of the failed Easter Uprising for Irish independence.

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