Apple sales decline points to faultlines in global economy

By Barry Grey, 28 April 2016

Apple exemplifies the unprecedented and unsustainable inflation of stock prices since the Wall Street crash of September 2008.

China debt levels reach record high

Economic nationalism and the global steel crisis

Verizon workers discuss strike with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White

By our reporters, 28 April 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White received a warm reception from Boston Verizon workers who are entering their third week on strike and will soon face the loss of health benefits.

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How the IBEW betrayed the 2014-2015 FairPoint Communications strike

By John Marion, 28 April 2016

The IBEW entered contract negotiations during the longest strike of 2014 with the expectation of giving up at least $200 million in concessions.

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

The political issues in the Verizon strike

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Michigan officials “game” sampling of lead in water

By James Brewer, 28 April 2016

A British newspaper report uncovered a 2008 email from a state Department of Environmental Quality official asking a technician to conceal lead levels in water.

”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

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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In run-up to labour law protest, French rail workers stage one-day strike

By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 28 April 2016

The trade unions, seeking to block the entry of workers into struggle against the labour law reform, organised no meetings or protests on the strike day.

The working class in France mobilizes against austerity

Vast increase in “zero-hours” labor contracts in the UK

By Edwin Wills, 28 April 2016

Under zero-hours contracts, workers must be ready to work whenever required.

Hillsborough inquest: Ninety-six UK football supporters unlawfully killed

By Robert Stevens, 28 April 2016

The verdict in the longest jury case in British legal history vindicates the campaign by the families and supporters of the 96 Liverpool Football Club fans killed 27 years ago.

The Hillsborough disaster as it unfolded

By Robert Stevens, 28 April 2016

Australia awards $50 billion submarine contract to France

By James Cogan, 28 April 2016

The contract also serves the US and Australian aim of drawing France more closely into the strategic planning for war with China.

Anzac Day celebrations in Australia aimed at suppressing anti-war sentiment

By Oscar Grenfell, 28 April 2016

This year’s Anzac events gave centre stage to military veterans from Australia’s more recent neo-colonial interventions in Vietnam, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sacked Australian reporter continues to challenge Anzac myths

By Richard Phillips, 28 April 2016

Former SBS sports journalist Scott McIntyre posted a series of tweets on Monday opposing the promotion of militarism and war.

Australia: Another dubious “Anzac Day terror plot”

India bullies Maldives into enhanced “defence cooperation” pact

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 28 April 2016

By cajoling the Maldives into a new defence pact, India provided the US with a demonstration of its potential as a “frontline” ally in confronting China.

Under Chinese pressure, India cancels visa to Uyghur separatist Dolkun Isa

By Kumaran Ira, 28 April 2016

India canceled a visa for US-backed Uyghur separatist Dolkun Isa to attend a conference in Dharamsala.

PNG court declares Australian refugee detention camp illegal

By Mike Head, 28 April 2016

Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruling exposes the unlawful character of the Australian policy of incarcerating asylum seekers on remote islands.

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 French

Victoire de l’extrême droite au premier tour de l’élection présidentielle autrichienne: un avertissement

Par Peter Schwarz, 28 avril 2016

La responsabilité de la montée de l’extrême droite incombe aux principaux partis de l’establishment ainsi qu’aux syndicats et aux groupes de la pseudo-gauche qui les couvrent.

Clinton et Trump proches de la nomination présidentielle

Par Patrick Martin, 28 avril 2016

Les deux personnalités politiques les plus largement méprisées en Amérique sont favorites à l’investiture des deux partis contrôlés par la grande entreprise.

Sanders soutien « la liste de personnes à assassiner » d’Obama et l’envoi de troupes en Syrie

Par notre correspondant, 28 avril 2016

Les déclarations de Sanders soulignent l’unité qui existe entre tous les candidats du Parti démocrate et du Parti républicain en soutien à la guerre et aux assassinats par drones

New in German

Warnstreiks im öffentlichen Dienst

Von Marianne Arens, 28. April 2016

Die Kampfbereitschaft der Beschäftigten im Öffentlichen Dienst steht im offensichtlichen Gegensatz zur Gewerkschaftspolitik.

VW-Betriebsrat unterstützt Boni-Manöver

Von Dietmar Henning, 28. April 2016

Obwohl der VW-Konzern durch den Abgas-Betrug Milliardenverluste verbucht, hat der Aufsichtsrat beschlossen, die Millionen-Boni der VW-Vorstände nicht anzutasten.

IYSSE: Drei erfolgreiche Veranstaltungen gegen Militarismus und Krieg

Von unseren Reportern, 28. April 2016

In Bochum, Frankfurt und Berlin diskutierten die IYSSE auf öffentlichen Versammlungen über die Rückkehr des deutschen Militarismus und die Gefahr eines dritten Weltkriegs.

Britische Regierung hetzt gegen streikende Assistenzärzte

Von Robert Stevens, 28. April 2016

Der Streik von 45.000 englischen Assistenzärzten ist der erste Ausstand in der Geschichte des National Health Service, bei dem keine Notfallversorgung stattfindet.

Paul Mason schlägt der Labour Party vor, für den Atomkrieg zu rüsten

Von Chris Marsden, 28. April 2016

Die Äußerungen des ehemaligen Channel Four Journalisten Paul Mason entlarven das gesamte stinkende kleinbürgerlichen Milieu.

Polnische Regierung schlägt neues Antiterror-Gesetz vor

Von Dorota Niemitz, 28. April 2016

Die polnische Regierung nutzt die jüngsten Terroranschläge für den schärfsten Angriff auf demokratische Rechte in Polens moderner Geschichte.

Eine neue Brecht-Biografie, die wichtige historische Fragen aufwirft
Stephen Parker: „Bertolt Brecht. A Literary Life”. London, New York, 2014.

Von Sybille Fuchs, 28. April 2016

Brechts Argumente über Stalins „Realismus“ oder seine Einschätzung der stalinistischen Bürokratie als „notwendiges Übel“ sind nicht zu verteidigen.

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Perspective

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

28 April 2016

The leading contenders in both parties, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, are committed to a vast military escalation following the November election.

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“They’re worried we’re going to change the system, and they’re doing everything they can to stop us”
Video: Wayne State University students speak out against war

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 28 April 2016

In this video, students at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan discuss the danger of war and social conditions facing youth.

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 (Germany) Election Campaign

Berlin elections: Workers and students speak out against war

By our reporters, 28 April 2016

As part of its campaign in the Berlin state elections, the Socialist Equality Party collected signatures in the district of Schöneberg.

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

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

By our reporters, 26 April 2016

Commentary

Far-right victory in Austrian presidential elections: A warning

By Peter Schwarz, 27 April 2016

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

By Jean Shaoul, 27 April 2016

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

By Roger Jordan, 27 April 2016

Ruling upholds North Carolina anti-voting rights law

By Barry Grey, 27 April 2016

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

By Dorota Niemitz, 27 April 2016

US warplanes sent near disputed South China Sea reef

By Peter Symonds, 27 April 2016

Obama’s war summit in Europe

The 2016 US Elections

Clinton, Trump move closer to presidential nominations

By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2016

Sanders backs Obama “kill list,” troops to Syria

By a reporter, 27 April 2016

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

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NHS Fightback

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

By Robert Stevens, 27 April 2016

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

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Arts Review

Prince (1958-2016)

By Hiram Lee, 27 April 2016

The paintings of Eugène Delacroix at London’s National Gallery

By Ross Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, 26 April 2016

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

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

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

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

4 April 2016

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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