28 July 2016

Democratic convention: Obama piles on more lies

By Barry Grey, 28 July 2016

Showing his contempt for the intelligence of the American people, the president concluded by repeating the slogans of his 2008 election campaign, as though America in 2016 was the realization of the empty promises he made back then.

DNC protesters speak out against Clinton and war

By our reporters, 28 July 2016

Democratic convention: Sanders caps off a day of deceit and demagogy

War and the Democratic National Convention

New York Times concocts amalgam to link Trump and Putin in Democrats’ email scandal

By Isaac Finn, 28 July 2016

The Times is spearheading the Clinton campaign’s effort to pin the leaking of incriminating DNC emails on a supposed plot by Russia to tilt the US election in favor of Trump.

DNC’s leaked emails expose corrupt funding practices within the Democratic Party

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Maryland state’s attorney clears police officers involved in killing of Freddie Gray of all charges

By Nick Barrickman, 28 July 2016

Prosecutors dropped all charges against the remaining three officers still to be tried for the April 12, 2015 arrest and subsequent death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray.

Turkish newspaper identifies US general behind failed military coup

By Johannes Stern, 28 July 2016

The newspaper describes a huge Pentagon/CIA-sponsored operation spanning several months and involving billions of dollars to prepare the coup.

The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy

New Zealand Greens celebrate US warship visit

By Tom Peters, 28 July 2016

The embrace of the US military by the Greens and its supporters points to a further shift to the right by this party.

US-China underwater rivalry in South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 28 July 2016

While submarines play an important part in conventional warfare, the preoccupation of China and the United States is their role in a nuclear war.

The origins of the attack in Ansbach, Germany

By Christoph Vandreier, 28 July 2016

Even as the terror attack is being exploited to press ahead with the strengthening of the state and agitation against refugees there is silence on the true source of the violent outburst.

Survey reveals majority of British see themselves as working class

By Simon Whelan, 28 July 2016

The British Social Attitudes research offers ample evidence of the continuing leftward political trajectory of tens of millions of people.

Bipartisan backing in Australia for indefinite detention of “terrorist” prisoners

By Mike Head, 28 July 2016

Turnbull’s unstable government has quickly seized on recent terrorist attacks in Europe, the Middle East and the US as a pretext for further police-state measures.

Will the US use Indian military bases to wage its Afghan War?

By K. Ratnayake and Keith Jones and , 28 July 2016

A former senior Indian diplomat has warned that the US’s harnessing of India to its anti-China “Pivot” will result in India being drawn into the Afghan war.

Nearly two thirds of New Yorkers suffer severe economic hardship

By Philip Guelpa, 27 July 2016

A two-year-long study of New York City residents reveals substantial, widespread poverty and other economic disadvantages.

Minnesota nurses’ union offers to cut health benefits after sellout of Allina strike

By Matt Rigel, 28 July 2016

After shutting down the strike by 4,800 nurses last year, the MNA has agreed to Allina management’s demands to destroy their health care coverage.

New in French

Deux partisans de l’EI abattus après avoir assassiné un prêtre en France

Par Kumaran Ira, 28 juillet 2016

Les deux assaillants ont été sommairement éxecutés par les forces spéciales policières alors qu’ils quittaient l’église où ils avaient coupé la gorge d’un prêtre de 86 ans

L’opération policière massive à Munich est une attaque contre la démocratie

Parti de l’Egalité sociale (Allemagne), 28 juillet 2016

La fusillade meurtrière d’un jeune de 18 ans à Munich sert de prétexte à la mise en vigueur de plans d’urgence et d’un état d’urgence prévus de longue date.

New in German

Paul Krugman greift Donald Trump von rechts an

Von Bill Van Auken, 28. Juli 2016

„Liberale“ Demokraten und rechte Republikaner greifen Trump an, weil er daran zweifelt, ob die USA wegen der baltischen Staaten in den Krieg gegen Russland ziehen sollten.

Parteitag der Demokraten nominiert Hillary Clinton

Von Barry Grey, 28. Juli 2016

Clintons offizielle Nominierung war Teil eines sorgfältig geplanten Spektakels mit dem Ziel, eine korrupte und reaktionäre kapitalistische Partei als fortschrittliche Kraft darzustellen.

Berlin - Wachsender Widerstand gegen Mietwucher und Vertreibung

Von Verena Nees, 28. Juli 2016

Fünf Jahre nach der Privatisierung von Wohnungsbaugesellschaften durch den rot-roten Senat, zeigen sich die verheerenden Auswirkungen.

„Seit Wowereit kann man den Senat komplett vergessen“

Von unseren Reportern, 28. Juli 2016

Mieter der Siedlung Westend berichten über ihren Widerstand gegen den drohenden Abriss ihrer Wohnungen.

Drei französische Soldaten bei geheimer Militäroperation in Libyen getötet

Von Anthony Torres, 28. Juli 2016

Der Vorfall unterstreicht das rechtswidrige Vorgehen des französischen Auslandsgeheimdiensts.

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Perspective

The end of the Sanders campaign: The political lessons

28 July 2016

The full support of Bernie Sanders for the nomination of Hillary Clinton confirms the analysis made by the World Socialist Web Site from the inception of his campaign.

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Commentary

The political bankruptcy of filmmaker Michael Moore and his “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win”

By David Walsh, 28 July 2016

The tired, cynical, internally illogical piece emerges almost inevitably from the left-liberal milieu to which Moore has belonged since the mid-1970s.

UK: Labour Party’s women MPs stage provocation to justify a purge of party members

By Chris Marsden, 27 July 2016

Corbyn and McDonnell plead with UK Labour Party right wing for “unity”

The Guardian: Apologist for nuclear war

By Laura Tiernan, 27 July 2016

Three quarters of Labour MPs back renewal of UK nuclear missile system

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

“We should have socialized medicine in the United States”
Socialist Equality Party campaigns in San Diego, California

By our reporters, 28 July 2016

Workers in the Encanto neighborhood of San Diego expressed frustration and contempt with the two presidential candidates being put forward by the Democrats and Republicans.

Sanders heaps praise on the “billionaire class’s” chosen candidate

By Jerry White—SEP (US) candidate for president, 27 July 2016

“Socialist Convergence”: A gathering of political bankrupts in Philadelphia

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP Australia holds Third National Congress

By the Socialist Equality Party Australia, 27 July 2016

The Socialist Equality Party and the fight to build an international anti-war movement

SEP public meetings review political lessons of Australian election

By our reporters, 26 July 2016

Australian workers and youth voice interest in SEP’s perspective

SEP public meeting in Colombo: Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 27 July 2016

Arts Review

Alexander Sokurov’s Francofonia: The Louvre during the Nazi occupation

By Dorota Niemitz, 27 July 2016

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, season 4: Does the positive outweigh the negative?

Book Review

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

By Eric London, 26 July 2016

A 2008 book by Professor David Williams provides a mountain of evidence refuting the claim that the recent film Free State of Jones, directed by Gary Ross, presented “a quasi-historical” approach to the American Civil War and social conflict in the Confederacy.

The 2016 US elections

Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine: A supporter of war and big business

By Tom Hall, 25 July 2016

More on the 2016 US elections »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Massive police operation in Munich—an attack on democracy

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 25 July 2016

The Munich shooting spree and the Americanization of German society

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

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

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.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Take up the fight against war, austerity and dictatorship!
Build the IYSSE on Australian campuses and schools!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 25 July 2016

Developments since the Australian federal election have underscored the preparations by the ruling elite for war with China and authoritarian forms of rule.

25 years ago: Last of Stalin’s henchmen dies

Lazar M. Kaganovich, the last surviving major accomplice of Joseph Stalin in his bloody crimes against the Soviet and international working class, died July 25, 1991, at the age of 97.

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50 years ago: Sellout contract in airline strike

On July 29, 1966, the leadership of the International Association of Machinists recommended acceptance of a sellout contract in an attempt to end a powerful strike that was crippling airline transportation.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets

On July 25, 1941, US President Roosevelt launched his most aggressive attack on Japan short of an outright declaration of war, freezing all Japanese assets in the US.

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100 years ago: Heavy losses in Battle of Pozières

This week in July, 1916, heavy fighting between Allied and German troops around the village of Pozières in northeast France led to some of the heaviest casualties on the Western Front during World War I.

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