Australian PM announces “double-dissolution” election for July 2

By James Cogan, 9 May 2016

Announcing the election, Prime Minister Turnbull spelled out his militarist, corporatist and anti-democratic agenda.

Republican split deepens over Trump nomination

By Patrick Martin, 9 May 2016

Those refusing to support the presumptive Republican nominee include both former presidents Bush, the 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and various congressmen, senators and governors.

What accounts for Trump’s support among West Virginia miners?

Trump’s victory: A dangerous turning point in American politics

Trump’s rise causes disquiet in Australian ruling circles

By Mike Head, 9 May 2016

Alarm over the implications of a Trump presidency for the US alliance has been accompanied by anxiety over the popular discontent that Trump has exploited.

Growing anxiety in Europe over Donald Trump

Mass repression being prepared for Cleveland Republican convention

By Leah Jeresova, 9 May 2016

A massive police buildup is underway in the city of Cleveland, Ohio in preparation for the Republican National Convention to be held July 18-21.

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US Defense Department announces deployment of troops in Yemen

By Thomas Gaist, 9 May 2016

US ground forces have been in Yemen for nearly two weeks as part of combat operations coordinated jointly by Washington and the Saudi-led alliance.

One year since the launch of the US-backed war
Vast majority of Yemen population without reliable food, water and sanitation

Devastation from Alberta wildfire continues to spread

By Roger Jordan, 9 May 2016

While Canadian capitalism has extracted immense riches from the Fort McMurray area, little was spent to counter wildfires despite persistent warnings that they were a major threat.

Fort McMurray teacher describes chaotic evacuation

Second general election called in Spain

By Paul Mitchell, 9 May 2016

Opinion polls indicate that Spain’s ongoing political deadlock will continue.

Army captain’s lawsuit challenges legality of Obama’s war against ISIS

By Tom Carter, 9 May 2016

The lawsuit sheds light on the assertion of unlimited presidential powers to launch and wage wars.

Detroit Federation of Teachers backs right-wing attack on public education

By Nancy Hanover, 9 May 2016

The purported “rescue” of the indebted Detroit Public Schools is the pretext for a far-ranging attack on public education, establishing a new model of state-backed privatization.

Michigan state House passes draconian attack on public education

Video: Detroit teachers speak on the struggle to defend education

Working to impose concessions, Chicago Teachers Union calls off strike date

By Kristina Betinis, 9 May 2016

Amidst growing anger from teachers, the CTU is working to block a struggle against the Emanuel administration.

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Drastic increase in far-right crimes in Germany

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 9 May 2016

A Federal Police Agency report confirms a drastic increase in far-right motivated attacks on asylum seekers, refugees and their supporters.

UK unions collude in the passing of anti-strike legislation

By Robert Stevens and Harvey Thompson, 9 May 2016

The only concern of the union leaders has been to protect their dues income.

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Movilización Internacional del Primero de Mayo del 2016: Informe introductorio de David North

Por David North, 9 mayo 2016

Publicamos los comentarios introductorios a la movilización internacional del Día Internacional del Trabador, de David North, presidente del Comité de Redacción Internacional del WSWS y presidente nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad de Estados Unidos.

Primero de Mayo 2016: Las tareas políticas que enfrentan los trabajadores del subcontinente indio

Por Wije Dias, 9 mayo 2016

Los obreros y trabajadores del subcontinente indio deben unirse con sus hermanos y hermanas de clase de todo el mundo en la lucha por contra la guerra imperialista y por el socialismo.

Dos candidatos de la derecha pasan a segunda vuelta en las elecciones presidenciales de Perú

Por Armando Cruz y Cesar Uco, 9 mayo 2016

Especuladores nacionales e internacionales aplauden los resultados; los dos candidatos en la segunda vuelta apoyan medidas para mejor explotar al proletariado peruano.

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Air France annonce des baisses de salaires pour les pilotes

Par Anthony Torres, 9 mai 2016

Les attaques menées contre les pilotes sont le fruit empoisonné de la trahison de la grève de 2014 par les syndicats et la pseudo gauche.

Qu'est-ce qui explique le soutien pour Trump chez les mineurs de Virginie-Occidentale?

Par Jerry White, candidat présidentiel du PES aux États-Unis, 9 mai 2016

Trump réussit à obtenir du soutien parmi des sections de travailleurs en raison de la trahison des syndicats et du fait qu’ils subordonnent la classe ouvrière au Parti démocrate.

Un responsable américain attise les tensions à la frontière entre l'Inde et la Chine

Par Kumaran Ira, 9 mai 2016

Le consul des Etats-Unis à Calcutta a de façon provocante repris à son compte des revendications territoriales de l’Inde élevées contre la Chine dans une région stratégique de l’Himalaya

L'Inde ouvre des pourparlers avec les Etats-Unis sur une guerre contre les sous-marins chinois

Par Deepal Jayasekera, 9 mai 2016

Les pourparlers américano-indiens sur la guerre anti-sous-marine marquent une nouvelle étape importante dans la réalisation de l'objectif de Washington: faire de l'Inde un Etat « de première ligne » dans son offensive stratégique et militaire contre la Chine.

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Obama in Flint: Lasst sie Blei trinken

Von Andre Damon, 7. Mai 2016

Präsident Obamas kaltschnäuzige Erklärung, für die vergifteten Kinder in Flint (Michigan) „wird alles gut werden“, drückt die ganze Verachtung aus, die Amerikas Finanzoligarchie für die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung empfindet.

Europa: Wachsende Beunruhigung über Trumps Aufstieg

Von Ulrich Rippert, 7. Mai 2016

Während Ursachenforschung und mahnende Worte über die Konsequenzen rechter nationalistischer Politik den Ton angeben, gibt es auch erste Stimmen, die einen Wahlsieg von Donald Trump unterstützen.

Türkei: Ministerpräsident Davotoglu tritt zurück

Von Halil Celik, 7. Mai 2016

Handgreiflichkeiten im türkischen Parlament. Abgeordnete der Regierungspartei gingen auf Abgeordnete der pro-kurdischen DHP los.

VW-Vorstand kassiert 63 Millionen Euro

Von Dietmar Henning, 7. Mai 2016

Trotz Abgasskandal und Rekordverlust verdienten die neun Vorstandsmitglieder des VW-Konzerns 2015 63 Millionen Euro, zehn Millionen mehr als im Vorjahr.

Billiglohnarbeit am Frankfurter Flughafen

Von Helmut Arens und Marianne Arens, 7. Mai 2016

Die Lufthansa-Cargo-Tochter handling counts ist „eine reine Leiharbeitsfirma, deren einziger Sinn und Zweck darin besteht, weniger Geld für die Löhne auszugeben“.

May Day 2016: Der Konflikt zwischen den USA und China und die politische Krise in Lateinamerika

Von Bill Van Auken, 7. Mai 2016

Bill Van Auken, WSWS-Redakteur für Lateinamerika, hielt im Rahmen der internationalen Online-Maiversammlung die folgende Rede.

Mehring Verlag veröffentlicht „Die Tragödie der chinesischen Revolution“ von Harold Isaacs

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 7. Mai 2016

Die zweite chinesische Revolution der Jahre 1925 bis 1927 zählt zu den prägenden Ereignissen des 20. Jahrhunderts, die bis heute nachwirken.

Die amerikanische ISO deckt den Verrat der Gewerkschaften im Verizon-Streik

Von Tom Hall, 7. Mai 2016

Die International Socialist Organization (ISO) setzt die eigennützigen Interessen der Gewerkschaftsbürokratie mit den Interessen der Arbeiter gleich.

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Perspective

Greek workers strike against Syriza’s austerity policies

9 May 2016

The renewal of struggle by the Greek working class must take as its point of departure the political lessons of the bitter experiences with the Syriza government in 2015.

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The SEP 2016 Election Campaign

Video: SEP presidential candidate Jerry White—Obama says Flint crisis is no big deal

By Jerry White, 9 May 2016

Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, responds to Obama’s declaration that the poisoning of thousands of children in Flint, Michigan is not a major issue.

Who’s who in the Flint water crisis: Part one

Angry reaction to Obama’s speech in Flint
An interview with LeeAnne Walters

Obama in Flint: Let them drink lead

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The Verizon Strike

“Workers in the Philippines and Mexico are not our enemies”
New York Verizon striker explains need for international strategy

9 May 2016

A veteran Verizon worker discusses why telecom workers around the world need to unify against the globally organized monopolies.

New York Verizon strikers seek to break isolation of struggle

The Communications Workers of America, corporatism and the Verizon strike

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Arts Review

Looking for Grace—a strangely cold story about a teenager leaving home

By John Harris, 9 May 2016

The movie centres on the efforts of a lower middle-class couple to find their runaway teenage daughter and only child.

Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Are the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet a genuine alternative to contemporary filmmaking?

By David Walsh, 7 May 2016

Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King: Trivializing culture, history

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

International May Day 2016

May Day 2016: War and the 2016 US elections

By Jerry White, 9 May 2016

Jerry White, the SEP (US) presidential candidate, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

May Day 2016: The international working class is an immense social force

By Joseph Kishore, 9 May 2016

Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered these concluding remarks to the International Online May Day Rally.

May Day 2016: Introductory report by David North

By David North, 2 May 2016

May Day 2016 and the future of socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 4 May 2016

25 years ago: Baker follows up US war against Iraq with Mideast tour

This week in May 1991, US Secretary of State James Baker conducted a six-day round of imperialist diplomacy in the Middle East with an itinerary that included secret talks in Riyadh, Damascus, Amman, Cairo and Jerusalem.

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50 years ago: Ky crushes dissidents in South Vietnam

On May 15,1 966, tank units loyal to South Vietnamese dictator Nguyen Cao Ky crushed rebel units based in the city of Danang after a brief but bitter battle.

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75 years ago: Vichy French regime bows to Nazi SS

On May 14, 1941 French head of state Henri Petain announced to the nation that France would subordinate itself to Hitler’s new world order in Europe.

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100 years ago: US Marines occupy the Dominican Republic

On May 15, 1916, US marines, who had been landed on the soil of the Dominican Republic, entered the capital city of Santo Domingo and took possession of the center of the city.

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IYSSE

Committee minutes reveal anti-democratic discrimination against IYSSE at University of Melbourne

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 9 May 2016

Given the constitutional issues and potential legal implications involved, it is noteworthy that the University of Melbourne Student Council, to whom the C&SC is accountable, has taken no action.

Commentary

A philosophy professor muses about eliminating the right to vote

By Alexander Fangmann, 7 May 2016

UK elections intensify crisis in Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 7 May 2016

Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu resigns amid mounting government crisis

US intelligence agencies expand electronic surveillance worldwide

The 2016 US Elections

Trump names hedge fund boss as finance chairman

By Patrick Martin, 7 May 2016

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

Clinton launches appeal for right-wing Republican support

By Tom Hall, 6 May 2016

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

By Patrick Martin, 30 April 2016

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

Sanders’ phony “Medicare for All” proposal

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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

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