23 July 2016

US vice-president’s trip triggers debate on US-China conflict

By Mike Head and James Cogan, 23 July 2016

A full-scale US assault on China would almost certainly escalate into a nuclear war, in which millions died.

Biden confirms US warship will visit New Zealand

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan take opposed stands on Hague court’s anti-China ruling

US vice-president makes menacing warning to China

More on the South China Sea crisis »

Massive police operation follows deadly attack on Munich shopping centre

By our reporters, 23 July 2016

German security forces conducted a huge anti-terror operation in the city of Munich, where, according to the latest reports, 10 people were shot dead and at least 21 injured.

After train attack in Bavaria
German cop says politicians have no right to question police violence

In signal to military, Hillary Clinton picks Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

By Tom Hall, 23 July 2016

In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump.

Trump delivers fascistic rant to conclude Republican National Convention

Leading US historians issue warning on the rise of Trump

Republican convention opens: An obscene spectacle in Cleveland

More on the 2016 US elections »

German corporations donate to Trump

By Ulrich Rippert, 23 July 2016

According to a report by the news weekly Die Welt, more than two-thirds of US campaign contributions by large German corporations have benefited the Republicans.

French president, British prime minister meet to discuss Brexit crisis

By Alex Lantier, 23 July 2016

Hollande shifted towards a more accommodating position, giving Britain more time to negotiate the exit and reaffirming Britain’s role as a key military ally of France.

Riots spread after Adama Traoré’s death in police custody near Paris

France’s permanent state of emergency

Leadership contest prompts mass sign-up to UK Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 23 July 2016

Owen Smith, Corbyn’s challenger for the leadership, voted in support of setting up a no-fly zone in Libya and for air strikes in Iraq.

The murky world of the UK’s Blairite anti-Corbyn coup plotters

Protests follow the death of teenager in Liverpool

By Dennis Moore, 23 July 2016

Footage shows Mzee Mohammed face down, barefoot and apparently unconscious while appearing to have his hands cuffed behind his back.

Ruling maintains ban on Russian track and field athletes from Rio Olympics

By George Gallanis, 23 July 2016

The ruling came only two days after the World Anti-Doping Agency called for all Russian athletes to be banned from next month’s summer games in Brazil.

US government investigates allegations Fiat-Chrysler falsified sales figures

By Shannon Jones, 23 July 2016

The auto company confirmed that it is under investigation by both the SEC and the FBI for an alleged scheme to pad its monthly sales totals.

State officials work to obscure water crisis in Flint

By Carlos Delgado, 23 July 2016

The appointment of BP’s former spokesperson as Michigan’s new environmental director highlights the official cover-up in the Flint water crisis.

Minnesota nurses contract talks continue with Allina Health

By Matt Rigel, 23 July 2016

Negotiators for Allina Health are sticking fast to their demands for the gutting of health care plans for 4,800 nurses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro region.

Minnesota nurses union ends strike without new contract

Papua New Guinea government survives no-confidence motion

By John Braddock, 23 July 2016

With protests and strikes set to continue, yesterday’s parliamentary vote will not end the country’s political crisis.

Jobs losses continue in Australia as slump deepens

By Terry Cook, 23 July 2016

The job cuts further highlight the impact of falling commodity prices and declining demand in China and throughout Asia.

New in Russian

Попытка переворота в Турции, американский империализм и распад демократии

Билл Вэн Оукен, 23 июля 2016 г.

Бурные события в Турции обнажили связь между глобальным взрывом американского империализма и распадом демократических форм правления по всему миру.

New in Turkish

Türkiye'deki darbe, ABD militarizmi ve demokrasinin çöküşü

Bill Van Auken, 23 Temmuz 2016

15 Temmuz'daki başarısız darbenin Türk ordusunun iktidarı ele geçirme girişimlerinin sonuna işaret edip etmediği, çözülmemiş bir sorun.

Fransa’nın sürekli olağanüstü hali

Alex Lantier, 23 Temmuz 2016

Fransa Ulusal Meclisi, ezici çoğunlukla, Sosyalist Parti (PS) hükümetinin Paris’teki 13 Kasım terör saldırılarının ardından uygulamaya koyduğu olağanüstü hali dördüncü kez uzatma lehine oy verdi.

New in Spanish

Una respuesta a nuestros críticos
En defensa de la revolución americana

Por Tom Mackaman, 23 julio 2016

Doscientos cuarenta años desde la declaración de independencia de Estados Unidos.

Nuevo libro de David North
Un cuarto de siglo de guerra: La ofensiva de Estados Unidos por la hegemonía mundial – 1990-2016

Por David North, 23 julio 2016

El último cuarto de siglo de guerras instigadas por Estados Unidos debe ser estudiado como una cadena de eventos interconectados.

New in French

Le coup d'Etat en Turquie, le militarisme américain et l'effondrement de la démocratie

Par Bill Van Auken, 23 juillet 2016

Les événements tumultueux de Turquie ont exposé l’interconnexion entre l’éruption du militarisme américain à travers le monde et l’effondrement mondial des formes démocratiques de pouvoir.

Trump conclut la Convention nationale républicaine avec une diatribe fascisante

Par Joseph Kishore, 23 juillet 2016

Les remarques de Donald Trump ont combiné une démagogie creuse avec des appels à une attaque sur les immigrants, le rétablissement de «l’état de droit et l’ordre public» et la suppression de toutes les limitations sur l’accumulation de la richesse.

Des émeutes éclatent près de Paris après la mort d’Adama Traoré en garde à vue

Par nos correspondents, 23 juillet 2016

La famille de Traoré et ses amis contestent les affirmations de la police selon lesquelles il est mort d’une crise cardiaque pendant sa garde à vue et accusent la police de l’avoir battu à mort

New in German

Der Putsch in der Türkei, der US-Militarismus und die Zerstörung der Demokratie

Von Bill Van Auken, 23. Juli 2016

Die Ereignisse in der Türkei machen deutlich, dass zwischen den aggressiven Militäraktionen der USA weltweit und dem Zusammenbruch demokratischer Herrschaftsformen ein enger Zusammenhang besteht.

Trump beendet Nominierungsparteitag der Republikaner mit faschistischer Hetzrede

Von Joseph Kishore, 23. Juli 2016

Donald Trump verband in seiner Rede leere Demagogie mit Forderungen nach Angriffen auf Immigranten, die Wiederherstellung von „Recht und Ordnung“ und die Abschaffung aller Beschränkungen für die Anhäufung von Reichtümern.

US-Luftangriffe töten 200 Zivilisten in Nordsyrien

Von Thomas Gaist, 23. Juli 2016

Das Blutvergießen in Aleppo ist nur ein Vorgeschmack auf das Massaker, das die US-Regierung der syrischen Stadt Rakka und der irakischen Stadt Mossul zugedacht hat.

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit zur Berlinwahl zugelassen

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 23. Juli 2016

Die PSG stellt den Kampf gegen Krieg ins Zentrum ihres Wahlkampfs.

Prekär beschäftigte Piloten: Vom Traumjob zum Albtraum

Von Marianne Arens, 23. Juli 2016

In Europa sind immer mehr Piloten gezwungen, Zeitarbeit, Scheinselbständigkeit und ungesicherte Arbeitsverhältnisse zu akzeptieren.

Berlin: Flüchtlinge protestieren gegen menschenunwürdige Unterbringung

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 23. Juli 2016

Mehrere Dutzend Flüchtlinge aus Syrien und dem Irak campieren seit zwei Tagen vor dem Eingang des Internationalen Congress Centrums (ICC) in Berlin.

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Perspective

Paul Krugman attacks Trump from the right on Russia

23 July 2016

Trump’s questioning whether the US should go to war over the Baltic states prompted denunciations from both “liberal” Democrats like Krugman and right-wing Republicans.

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Mehring Books

New book by David North
A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016

By David North, 11 July 2016

We publish here the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016 by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.

Commentary

The pro-capitalist program of the US Green Party

By Tom Hall, 23 July 2016

The Green Party is a bourgeois party, representing the interests of privileged strata of the upper-middle class.

The Republicans plumb the depths

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 20 July 2016

New York Times sees only “whiteness” at Republican convention

By David Walsh, 22 July 2016

The promotion of racial politics and the US elections

The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy

By Bill Van Auken, 22 July 2016

State of emergency declared in Turkey

Our man in Ankara: US ambassador denies US role in Turkish coup

The Turkish coup: A warning to the international working class

California, sixth largest economy in the world, has highest poverty rate in US

By Marc Wells, 22 July 2016

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Workers discuss social crisis in Philadelphia on eve of Democratic National Convention

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 23 July 2016

Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city.

Video: SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth speaks with workers in upstate New York

21 July 2016

New York City workers discuss police killings, inequality with SEP candidate

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 July 2016

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) placed on ballot for Berlin election

By our reporter, 23 July 2016

The Berlin State Elections Committee voted unanimously to allow the state-wide list of candidates of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) to participate in the elections for the Berlin House of Representatives in September.

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) files over 3,000 signatures for Berlin state election

“No more war, ever!”: PSG presents posters for Berlin state election

By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 18 July 2016

The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

23 July 2016

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

California transportation workers reject sellout contract

By Isaac Finn, 21 July 2016

Arts Review

Our Kind of Traitor: Going with the current

By Joanne Laurier, 21 July 2016

Wiener-Dog: Todd Solondz continues to look critically at American life

By David Walsh, 20 July 2016

Musician-singer M.I.A dropped from Afropunk festival for criticizing Black Lives Matter

History

What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars?
Part 2: The imperialist exploitation of ethnic tensions on the Crimea—then and now

By Clara Weiss, 19 July 2016

What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars?
Part 1: The Russian Revolution and the fate of the Crimean Tatars

A reply to our critics
In Defense of the American Revolution

By Tom Mackaman, 14 July 2016

“Ordinary people truly imbibed the principles of the American Revolution”
An interview with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of The Free State of Jones—Part 2

25 years ago: Wife of Greyhound strike frame-up victim appeals to New York union body

Karen Cawthra, the wife of imprisoned Greyhound driver Roger Cawthra, addressed a meeting of the Executive Council of Hospital Workers Local 1199 on Friday, July 19, 1991.

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50 years ago: North Vietnam proposes war crimes trials

On July 19, 1966, the government of North Vietnam announced that US airmen held as prisoners of war would be tried as war criminals.

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75 years ago: Churchill denies Stalin’s request for a Western front

On July 18, 1941, with the German Wehrmacht already punching deep into the USSR, Stalin wrote to Churchill appealling for a common front against Hitler.

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100 years ago: Mass transit strike in New York

On July 22, 1916, streetcar workers in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and New Rochelle, and New York City, walked off the job, precipitating what one historian described as “the era’s greatest industrial crisis.”

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meetings: The Australian election crisis and the way forward for the working class

9 July 2016

The UK Brexit crisis

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
The way forward after the Brexit vote

13 July 2016

New UK Prime Minister Theresa May to head austerity government

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2016

The anti-working class politics of the pseudo-left
Left Unity endorses pro-EU offensive to overturn Brexit referendum

By Chris Marsden, 9 July 2016

More on the UK Brexit crisis »