Clinton, Trump move closer to presidential nominations

By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2016

The two most widely despised political figures in America are the frontrunners for the two corporate-controlled parties.

The Times’ Kristof dissembles in defense of Clinton’s “honesty”

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

War, the Democratic Party and the 2016 elections

Sanders backs Obama “kill list,” troops to Syria

By a reporter, 27 April 2016

Sanders’ statements underscore the unity among all the candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties in favor of war and drone assassinations.

Where’s the socialism in the Sanders campaign?

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Jobs, housing and danger of war on voters’ minds

By Samuel Davidson and E. P. Bannon, 27 April 2016

In the former Rust Belt city, jobs that replaced steel and manufacturing are mainly in service, education and health care, which pay only a fraction of the wages and benefits.

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Ruling upholds North Carolina anti-voting rights law

By Barry Grey, 27 April 2016

Monday’s ruling is part of an escalating attack on the right to vote and democratic rights more broadly.

Union forces AT&T West workers to continue working after contract expiration

By Steve Filips, 27 April 2016

The unions are working to isolate different sections of telecommunications workers and prevent a unified struggle with the 39,000 striking Verizon workers in the US Northeast.

Unions provide platform for Democrats at Verizon strike rallies

Medicare to test cost-cutting plan for Part B prescription drugs

The political issues in the Verizon strike

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”I’m tired of being peaceful. I’m tired of being nice”
Flint residents protest two years of ongoing water crisis

By Sheila Brehm and Lawrence Porter, 27 April 2016

Flint residents are increasingly frustrated and angry over the indifference, disdain and absence of assistance from all levels of government, even as the lead crisis in Flint continues.

Two years of the Flint water crisis
A crime of capitalism

Photo essay: Contaminated water and hazardous conditions at Michigan mobile home park

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Public support for UK junior doctors strike grows as government insists they must be “defeated”

By Robert Stevens, 27 April 2016

The strike by 45,000 junior doctors in England is the first stoppage in the history of the National Health Service to be held without emergency care being provided.

More than 50,000 junior doctors begin two-day strike in UK

UK Leave and Remain campaigns seek to exploit fears over future of National Health Service

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Poland’s Patriot Act: PiS government proposes new anti-terrorism law

By Dorota Niemitz, 27 April 2016

Cynically utilising the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Polish government is hastily introducing its own version of the USA Patriot Act.

US warplanes sent near disputed South China Sea reef

By Peter Symonds, 27 April 2016

The use of American ground attack aircraft and special forces helicopters near a Chinese-claimed islet was designed to send a menacing message to Beijing.

Australia: Another dubious “Anzac Day terror plot”

By Mike Head, 27 April 2016

Unsubstantiated claims of ISIS-inspired plots are being utilised to justify attacks on democratic rights and drum up pro-war jingoism.

New in Russian

Комментарий по поводу деморализованных оппортунистов

Дэвид Норт, 27 апреля 2016 г.

Антитроцкистский блог-сайт Алекса Стайнера и Фрэнка Бреннера недавно сообщил о собрании, которое они провели в нью-йоркском районе Бруклин 12 апреля этого года.

New in Turkish

Berlin’de Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin seçim kampanyasını destekleyin! Savaşa ve militarizme karşı oy verin!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 27 Nisan 2016

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG-Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi), savaşa ve sosyal kesintilere karşı yaygın muhalefeti harekete geçirmeye yönelik siyasi bir perspektif sağlamak için, Eylül ayındaki Berlin eyalet seçimlerine katılıyor.

Leipzig Kitap Fuarı’nda verilen konferans
Sosyalizm ve tarihsel gerçek

David North, 27 Nisan 2016

Rus Devrimi ve Tamamlanmamış Yirminci Yüzyıl’ın Almanca basımının tanıtımına yönelik bu konferans 13 Mart 2015’te, Leipzig Kitap Fuarı’nda, 450 kişi önünde verildi.

New in French

Le sommet de guerre d’Obama en Europe

Par Bill Van Auken, 27 avril 2016

Près de huit ans après s’être adressé à 200.000 personnes à Berlin, promettant d’apporter « espoir » et « changement, » Obama a présidé un sommet avec les puissances européennes sur une extension de la guerre au Moyen-Orient et de nouvelles provocations contre la Russie.

Le niveau d'endettement de la Chine atteint un record

Par Nick Beams, 27 avril 2016

Le niveau d'endettement de la Chine a augmenté rapidement depuis le début de la crise financière mondiale en 2008 et certains analystes avertissent que le pays peut subir une catastrophe de type « Lehman ».

Grève de deux jours de plus de 50.000 internes au Royaume-Uni

Par Robert Stevens, 27 avril 2016

Les internes refusent de reculer devant les menaces du gouvernement, mais le danger réside dans leur isolement maintenu par les syndicats des services de la santé et le Parti travailliste.

New in German

Wahlerfolg der Ultrarechten in Österreich: Ein Warnsignal

Von Peter Schwarz, 27. April 2016

Der Wahlerfolg der rechtsextreme FPÖ zeigt, dass der Aufstieg der Rechten sowie die Rückkehr von Nationalismus, Rassismus und Krieg unvermeidlich sind, wenn das Schicksal Europas den etablierten Parteien überlassen bleibt.

Obamas Kriegsgipfel in Europa

Von Bill Van Auken, 27. April 2016

Fast acht Jahre nachdem Obama in Berlin vor 200.000 Menschen „Hoffnung“ und „Wandel“ versprochen hatte, diskutierte er mit den europäischen Mächten über die Ausweitung der Kriege im Nahen und Mittleren Osten und den Nato-Aufmarsch gegen Russland.

US-Präsident Obama warnt Großbritannien vor Austritt aus der Europäischen Union

Von Robert Stevens, 27. April 2016

Obama warnt vor einem Brexit, da wichtige Teile der amerikanischen Eliten bei einem Austritt Großbritanniens aus der EU drastische wirtschaftliche, politische und militärische Folgen befürchten.

Merkel und Tusk auf PR-Tour in türkischem Flüchtlingslager

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 27. April 2016

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel besuchte zusammen mit EU-Ratspräsident Donald Tusk ein Vorzeigeflüchtlingslager, um für den schmutzigen Deal der EU mit der Türkei zu werben.

Verdi-Warnstreiks: ein abgekartetes Spiel

Von Marianne Arens, 27. April 2016

Mit der Forderung nach einer sechsprozentigen Lohnerhöhung will die Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft davon ablenken, dass sie Deregulierung, Personalabbau und Lohnsenkung im öffentlichen Dienst seit Jahren mitorganisiert.

Chinas Verschuldung auf Rekordhöhe

Von Nick Beams, 27. April 2016

Die Schulden Chinas sind seit dem Beginn der globalen Finanzkrise 2008 rapide gestiegen. Einige Börsenfachleute warnen schon, das Land könne eine „Lehmann-ähnliche“ Katastrophe durchmachen.

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Perspective

Far-right victory in Austrian presidential elections: A warning

27 April 2016

The responsibility for the rise of the far-right lies with the main establishment parties, as well as the trade unions and pseudo-left groups who cover their backs.

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International May Day 2016


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

By Joe Kishore and David North, 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.

Worldwide support for International May Day Online rally

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

Video: Jerry White meets striking Verizon workers on the picket line in New York City

By our reporters, 26 April 2016

Arts Review

Prince (1958-2016)

By Hiram Lee, 27 April 2016

While music icon Prince, who died April 21 at the age of 57, was among the more electrifying performers of his generation, his work could be terribly uneven.

The paintings of Eugène Delacroix at London’s National Gallery

By Ross Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, 26 April 2016

A concert of relative rarities by American composer Aaron Copland

By Fred Mazelis, 23 April 2016

Commentary

The Socialist Party’s pro-capitalist call to nationalise the UK steel industry

By Jean Shaoul, 27 April 2016

The Socialist Party frames its call for the nationalisation of Tata steel explicitly in terms of defending Britain’s “national interest” and “heritage”.

Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback pledges loyalty to pro-war, pro-austerity NDP

By Roger Jordan, 27 April 2016

Fightback has seized on the removal of Mulcair as NDP leader to redouble its effort to keep the working class under the political control of the pro-capitalist unions and NDP.

Obama’s war summit in Europe

By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2016

Obama in Germany: New joint aggression and growing imperialist rivalries

By Johannes Stern, 26 April 2016

NATO-Russia meetings resume amid fears of military clash in Europe

China debt levels reach record high

By Nick Beams, 26 April 2016

Michigan residents protest contaminated water at community meeting

By Carlos Delgado, 26 April 2016

Video: Flint residents speak out on ongoing water crisis

Independent panel reports on the disappearance of Mexican normalistas

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Successful IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand against the drive to war

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 27 April 2016

Students participated in lively discussions on the principles outlined in the ICFI’s historic statement, “Socialism and the Fight Against War.”

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

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

Urdu translation of Socialism and the Fight Against War

27 April 2016

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce the publication of an Urdu translation of the ICFI statement “Socialism and the Fight Against War.”

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

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.

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.

Socialist Equality Party

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

14 April 2016

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

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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