Democrats move to shut down criticism of Clinton’s Wall Street ties

By Tom Eley, 25 April 2016

Under pressure from party leaders, the campaign of Bernie Sanders has indicated it will mute attacks on Hillary Clinton’s corrupt relations with the banks.

War, the Democratic Party and the 2016 elections

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Verizon strikers in New York City give warm welcome to SEP presidential candidate

By Thomas Gaist, 25 April 2016

In visits to picket lines in Manhattan and Queens, Jerry White discussed the political issues in the battle with the telecom giant.

SEP presidential candidate discusses strike with Pittsburgh Verizon workers

Strike of 39,000 Verizon workers nearing end of second week

By Samuel Davidson, 25 April 2016

Verizon is sticking to its demands for concessions, particularly cuts to healthcare and pensions, along with contract changes that would lead to the loss of thousands of jobs.

The political issues in the Verizon strike

German Greens negotiate to form coalition with right-wing CDU

By Ulrich Rippert, 25 April 2016

What is currently being negotiated in Stuttgart is much more than a temporary, stop-gap solution to a complicated state election result.

“Action Alliance—Stand Up Against Racism” in Germany: A cynical fraud

UK: Millions of low income families will be poorer under welfare reforms

By Thomas Scripps, 25 April 2016

Many working families will lose up to £200 a month as a result of the Universal Credit welfare reform introduced by the Conservative government.

Independent panel reports on the disappearance of Mexican normalistas

By Don Knowland, 25 April 2016

The report charges that the government blocked key lines of investigation, mishandled evidence, used torture and protected officials suspected of participating in the disappearance.

Federal judge allows lawsuit to proceed against CIA contractors involved in torture

By Tom Carter, 25 April 2016

The case represents the first time a lawsuit in US courts based on the CIA torture program was allowed to proceed past the initial stages.

Illinois legislature agrees to fund higher education at 30 percent of last year’s level

By Alexander Fangmann, 25 April 2016

With no end in sight on the ongoing budget impasse, the agreement between state Democrats and Republicans may be the only money institutions receive for the year.

Factory farms cause thousands in rural Wisconsin to go without clean water

By Catherine Long, 25 April 2016

Pollution from large-scale farms and deregulation of groundwater systems have created unsafe drinking water for thousands in the state.

New Zealand’s healthcare crisis worsens

By Tom Peters, 25 April 2016

Thousands of people are on hospital waiting lists, or being denied essential surgical operations or mental health treatment, due to government funding cuts.

New in French

Le Parti de l’égalité socialiste annonce sa campagne présidentielle aux Etats-Unis

25 avril 2016

Les candidats du PES, Jerry White à la présidence et Niles Niemuth à la vice-présidence, vont avancer un programme socialiste qui réponde aux besoins de millions de travailleurs et de jeunes aux États-Unis et dans le monde.

La Guerre, le Parti démocrate et l’élection présidentielle américaine

Par Joseph Kishore, 25 avril 2016

Un article du New York Times sur le « faucon » Hillary Clinton, favorite à l’investiture du Parti démocrate, souligne le danger d'une escalade militaire très rapide après l’élection présidentielle américaine de 2016.

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Perspective

Oppose imperialist war! Join the International May Day Online Rally!

25 April 2016

This coming Sunday, May 1, at 1:00 pm US Eastern Daylight Time, the International Committee of the Fourth International will celebrate May Day with an online rally.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

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

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) is standing in the Berlin state elections to provide a political perspective to mobilize the broad opposition to war and social cuts.

SEP (US) Election Campaign

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

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 22 April 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White to speak at Cambridge, Massachusetts meeting
The Great Unmentionable: War and the 2016 US elections

23 April 2016

Socialism and the Fight Against War
Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 18 February 2016

The Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Two years of the Flint water crisis
A crime of capitalism

By Shannon Jones, 25 April 2016

April 25 marks the second anniversary of the criminal decision to shift the city of Flint’s water supply to the polluted Flint River, setting in motion a social catastrophe.

Video: Flint residents speak out on ongoing water crisis

By Buster Haycook, 20 April 2016

The Flint water crisis and the US elections

Research team confirms dangerous levels of lead still contaminate Flint water supply

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25 years ago: Over half of Soviet population driven into poverty

A report released in the last week of April 1991 revealed that more than half of the Soviet population had been driven into poverty.

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50 years ago: US troop strength in Vietnam tops 250,000

On April 29, 1966, the number of US troops in Vietnam surpassed 250,000 with the landing of 4,000 soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division at Vũng Tàu.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt intensifies Atlantic war drive

On April 26, 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt announced the United States would launch “sea patrols,” comprised of warships and planes, thousands of miles into the Atlantic.

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100 years ago: German revolutionary Karl Liebknecht denounces war at May Day demonstration

On May 1, 1916, the German Spartacus League, the organization of revolutionary socialists who opposed the imperialist world war that had erupted in August 1914, led a mass demonstration in Berlin on a socialist and anti-war program.

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Commentary

Sharp rise in US suicide rate
Eighty percent increase among middle-aged white women

By Kate Randall, 23 April 2016

Life expectancy declines for white Americans

Military force “on the table” in relation to Russia, US commander says

By Bill Van Auken, 23 April 2016

"Left Leave" Brexit campaign: Apologists for nationalism and defenders of capitalism

By Julie Hyland, 23 April 2016

The political significance of the campaign for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum

UN refugee agency confirms mass drownings in Mediterranean

By Martin Kreikenbaum, 23 April 2016

Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean: An imperialist crime

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Paul Mason launches campaign for UK Labour to pledge itself to nuclear war

Thirteen Mexican oil workers reported killed with toll rising at Pemex plant

Podemos pleads with Socialist Party to form a government in Spain

Arts Review

A concert of relative rarities by American composer Aaron Copland

By Fred Mazelis, 23 April 2016

Copland’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto deserves a higher profile in the orchestral repertoire.

The Hope Six Demolition Project: PJ Harvey takes on war and global poverty

Book Review

Canadian capitalism and the subjugation and decimation of the indigenous population

By Janet Browning, 23 April 2016

As Clearing the Plains demonstrates, the Canadian capitalist state was consolidated through the dispossession of the Native Indian population, through violence, chicanery, and state-sponsored famine.

Workers Struggles

Vote “no” on the California Faculty Association contract!
Break with the Democrats! Unite CSU faculty and students to defend the right to education!

23 April 2016

Verizon Strike

“The company makes a billion dollars every quarter and is trying to take away everything”
Verizon refuses to budge on takeaway demands

By Jerry White, 22 April 2016

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Autoworkers Struggles

General Motors posts record first-quarter profits

By Shannon Jones, 22 April 2016

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NHS FIghtback

UK: Thousands march in Leeds to oppose attacks on National Health Service

By Robert Stevens and our reporters, 21 April 2016

UK unions agree to implement pay cuts for NHS workers

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The 2016 US elections

Clinton, Trump post New York primary victories

By Patrick Martin, 20 April 2016

Sanders makes a pilgrimage to Rome

Where’s the socialism in the Sanders campaign?

Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant stumps for Sanders at New York rally

By Sandy English, 18 April 2016

US elections: Republican crisis deepens over prospect of contested convention

By Patrick Martin, 14 April 2016

The social crisis and the US elections

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP/IYSSE meetings in California: Art, War and Social Revolution

14 April 2016

Upcoming events in Cambridge, Mass. and Albuquerque, New Mexico
SEP meetings in the US: Socialism and the fight against war

Meeting May 24 in London
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose the drive to war, austerity and the assault on democratic rights!
Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 13 April 2016