In midst of water shutoffs, Flint water crisis
Detroit teachers shut schools for second day to protest non-payment of wages

By Thomas Gaist, 4 May 2016

The new attack on Detroit teachers is part of a wider assault on the working class being carried out by both big business parties and the Obama administration.

Video: Detroit teachers speak on the struggle to defend education

By our reporters, 4 May 2016

Detroit public school teachers spoke to the WSWS at a demonstration on Tuesday, the second day of their walkout.

“Our money is literally being stolen”
Teacher sickout shuts Detroit Public Schools

Video: Detroit teachers denounce attacks on public education

Detroit, Michigan resumes mass water shutoffs

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Trump, Sanders win primary contests in Indiana

By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2016

Trump’s victory marked the effective end of the campaign for the Republican nomination, with the Republican Party chairman declaring the billionaire to be the presumptive nominee.

Hundreds protest outside Trump campaign events in California

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

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UK Labour mounts purge of party based on accusations of anti-Semitism

By Robert Stevens, 4 May 2016

As on every other issue of principle, Jeremy Corbyn has surrendered to the right wing in the face of a slanderous attack on the Labour Party’s ranks as a mass of “anti-Semites.”

Oppose the witch-hunt of Ken Livingstone!

Scandal deepens over Hillsborough disaster cover-up

Poverty grows, health declines among UK children

By Margot Miller, 4 May 2016

Successive Labour and Conservative governments have reduced spending on children and young people by 71 percent.

British government refuses asylum for refugee children

US Navy Seal killed in Iraq combat

By Bill Van Auken, 4 May 2016

The fighting in Iraq came as the US and Russia sought to broker a renewed cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Iraqi regime shaken by storming of Baghdad’s Green Zone

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Far-right Alternative for Germany adopts party programme

By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2016

At its party convention in Stuttgart, the AfD placed Islamophobia at the centre of its program.

Two refugees set themselves alight in Australia’s Nauru detention centre

By Max Newman, 4 May 2016

The Australian government has labelled the protests as acts of “self-harm” to divert from any examination of why refugees have been driven to such desperate actions.

Australia: Pseudo-lefts promote the Greens’ posturing on refugees

Australian government defies PNG refugee ruling

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Belgian state report points to links between police services, Brussels attacks

By Anthony Torres, 4 May 2016

The growth of Islamist networks in Europe, mobilized by NATO in its war in Syria, was the basic precondition for the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Australian government budget sets stage for volatile federal election

By James Cogan, 4 May 2016

The budget is predicated on cutbacks to working-class living standards in order to finance the ramping up of military spending and corporate tax cuts.

Deflation spreads to Australia

Puerto Rico declares moratorium on $367 million debt payment

By Rafael Azul, 4 May 2016

As its economy sinks, Puerto Rico confronts a social crisis of historic proportions.

Canada preparing to join US ballistic missile defense

By Roger Jordan, 4 May 2016

Its name notwithstanding, the US BMD program is anything but defensive. It is aimed at realizing Washington’s goal of developing the means to wage a “winnable” nuclear war.

Maoist-backed, fascistic candidate leads Philippine presidential race

By Dante Pastrana, 4 May 2016

Duterte has pledged to summarily execute alleged criminals, kill union activists and block any political opposition by shutting down Congress and the courts.

New in Turkish

Polis Fransız iş yasasına karşı eylemin dördüncü gününde saldırırken protestolar daralıyor

Alex Lantier, 4 Mayıs 2016

El Khomri yasasına karşı her protestoda gençliğe vahşice saldıran çevik kuvvet, yine ülke genelindeki kentlerde protestocularla çatışmaya girdi.

Verizon grevindeki siyasi meseleler

Barry Grey, 4 Mayıs 2016

39.000 işçinin ABD telekom devi Verizon’a karşı grevi, ABD genelinde ve uluslararası alanda işçiler arasında artan militan ruh halinin ve şirket ve siyaset kurumuna karşı muhalefetin güçlü bir ifadesidir.

New in French

Le PS présente la Loi El Khomri à l’Assemblée nationale

Par Alex Lantier, 4 mai 2016

Le PS et les milieux patronaux comptent passer en force et imposer la loi, pratiquement inchangée, foulant aux pieds l’opposition populaire.

Le camouflage des attentats du 11 septembre continue

Par André Damon, 4 mai 2016

Au cours du week-end, le directeur de la CIA John Brennan a nié les allégations de participation de l'Arabie saoudite aux attentats terroristes du 11 septembre et a exigé que les documents indiquant cette complicité restent dissimulés au peuple américain.

Un rapport officiel belge souligne les liens entre la police et les terroristes de Bruxelles

Par Anthony Torres, 4 mai 2016

La montée des réseaux islamistes en Europe instrumentalisés par l'OTAN pour mener la guerre en Syrie était la prémisse essentielle des attentats à Paris et à Bruxelles.

Le capitalisme canadien et la subjugation et décimation de la population autochtone

Par Janet Browning, 4 mai 2016

Comme le démontre La destruction des indiens des Plaines, l'État capitaliste canadien s'est consolidé par la dépossession de la population autochtone au moyen de la violence, d'arnaques et de famines organisées par l'État.

New in German

Das Ende von Sanders‘ „politischer Revolution“

Von Patrick Martin, 3. Mai 2016

Sanders‘ gesamter Wahlkampf war darauf ausgelegt zu verhindern, dass der wachsende Widerstand der amerikanischen Bevölkerung der Kontrolle der Demokratischen Partei entgleitet.

Die AfD gibt sich ein Programm

Von Peter Schwarz, 3. Mai 2016

Auf ihrem Stuttgarter Parteitag hat die AfD den Antiislamismus zu ihrem Markenzeichen gemacht.

Dritte Internationale Maikundgebung stößt auf große Resonanz

Von Shannon Jones, 3. Mai 2016

Im Zentrum der Online-Kundgebung stand der Aufbau einer globalen Bewegung von Arbeitern, Studenten und Jugendlichen gegen imperialistischen Krieg. Die Zuhörer kamen aus mehr als 90 Ländern.

May Day 2016: Einleitung von David North

Von David North, 3. Mai 2016

Mit dem hier veröffentlichten Bericht leitete David North, der Chefredakteur der WSWS und Vorsitzende der Socialist Equality Party in den USA, die internationale Online-Maiversammlung des IKVI ein.

„Die Frankfurter Schule, die Postmoderne und die Politik der Pseudolinken“ in Deutsch erschienen

Von Peter Schwarz, 3. Mai 2016

Das Buch von David North handelt von der vielschichtigen Beziehung zwischen Geschichte, Philosophie und Politik.

Drastische Zunahme rechtsextremer Straftaten in Deutschland

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 3. Mai 2016

Der Lagebericht des BKA für das erste Quartal 2016 belegt eine drastische Zunahme von rechtsextremen Angriffen auf Asylbewerberunterkünfte, Flüchtlinge und ihre Unterstützer.

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Perspective

May Day 2016 and the future of socialism

4 May 2016

The global response to the International May Day Online Rally reflects the growing political influence of the ICFI and anticipates a much broader turn of workers throughout the world to genuine socialist politics.

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SEP (US) Election Campaign

Support the struggle of Detroit teachers! Unite the working class in a fight back!

By Niles Niemuth, 4 May 2016

The attack on Detroit teachers is just one part of an assault on every section of the working class throughout the region and beyond.
Click here to watch video

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

22 April 2016

The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent

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International May Day 2016

May Day 2016: Oppose the drive to war in the Asia-Pacific

By James Cogan, 4 May 2016

James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.
LInk to audio

May Day 2016: The glorification of war and the preparation for future conflicts

By Cheryl Crisp, 4 May 2016

Cheryl Crisp, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.
Link to audio

May Day 2016: The political tasks facing the workers and toilers of the Indian sub-continent

May Day 2016: Introductory report by David North

By David North, 2 May 2016

Arts Review

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba—The banalization of the novelist and his art

By David Walsh, 4 May 2016

The film follows the relationship that develops after a young American journalist in Miami in the mid-1950s writes an admiring letter to novelist Ernest Hemingway, then living in Havana, Cuba.

David Walsh speaks on “Art, War and Social Revolution” at meetings in California

By Evan Blake and Jake Dean, 3 May 2016

Songs My Brothers Taught Me: The plight of a Lakota youth

By Norisa Diaz and Kevin Martinez, 2 May 2016

Class Divide: A close-up look at gentrification, inequality in New York City

Prince (1958-2016)

Commentary

The 9/11 cover-up continues

By Andre Damon, 3 May 2016

Lech Wałęsa: A Stalinist agent in the Solidarity movement

By Dorota Niemitz, 3 May 2016

Political prisoner Gary Tyler freed from Angola prison after 41 years

By Helen Hayes, 2 May 2016

Gary Tyler’s frame-up and decades-long incarceration expose the brutal class character of the American judicial system and its vast prison complex.

White House correspondents dinner: A degrading spectacle of conformism

US senators demand escalation of military confrontation with China

The Verizon Strike

The Communications Workers of America, corporatism and the Verizon strike

By Shannon Jones, 3 May 2016

Verizon steps up strikebreaking after “last, best and final” offer

By Nick Barrickman, 2 May 2016

“This is the turning point for all of us”
Verizon strikers react to company ultimatum

International Socialist Organization covers for union treachery in Verizon strike

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Socialist Equality Party

Meeting in Paris May 15
The socialist struggle against war and the bankruptcy of Tamil nationalism

3 May 2016

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

4 April 2016

Workers Struggles

Forty thousand public sector workers strike against Costa Rican government

By Andrea Lobo, 3 May 2016

25 years: South Korean workers and students clash with government over murder of union leader

On May 6, 1991, the body of South Korean union leader Park Chang-soo was found on the street outside Anyang Hospital.

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50 years ago: Nasser threatens Saudi Arabia

On May 1, 1966, in a speech marking May Day, Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser threatened to invade and occupy parts of Saudi Arabia.

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75 years ago: Iraq rebels against British occupation

On May 2, 1941 Iraqi military forces launched an artillery assault on the British Royal Air Force at the Habbania air base, situated on the Euphrates River just west of Baghdad.

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100 years ago: Leaders of Easter Uprising in Ireland executed

Beginning on May 3, 1916, and continuing until May 12, British authorities carried out the execution by firing squad of 15 leaders of the failed Easter Uprising for Irish independence.

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The 2016 US Elections

Socialist Alternative: Charlatanry and lies in support of Sanders’ “political revolution”

By Barry Grey, 3 May 2016

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Sanders’ phony “Medicare for All” proposal

By Esther Galen, 30 April 2016

More on the 2016 US elections »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Berlin elections: Workers and students speak out against war

By our reporters, 28 April 2016

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE meetings in Germany oppose militarism and war

By our correspondents, 29 April 2016

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!