Clinton claims Democratic nomination after winning four of six final states

By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016

Clinton’s victory speech on Tuesday night centered on the supposedly historic character of her campaign as the first woman to be the nominee of the Democratic or Republican parties.

California primary voters speak on social inequality, war

By our reporters, 8 June 2016

The US elections and the criminalization of American politics

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Markets applaud speech by Fed Chair Yellen signaling delay in rate hikes

By Barry Grey, 8 June 2016

The response of markets to signs of economic distress and signals that the Fed will keep cheap credit flowing was typical of the period since the financial crash—relief and exultation.

Economic nationalism and the growing danger of war

Papua New Guinea police shoot protesting students, killing four

By John Braddock, 8 June 2016

About 2,000 students and staff are currently being held by police at the University of Technology in Lae, the country’s second largest city.

New Panama Papers revelations highlight use of tax havens by wealthy US clients

By Josh Varlin, 8 June 2016

The law firm Mossack Fonseca, the subject of the Panama Papers leak, helped wealthy US clients avoid taxes through private foundations, bogus charities and shell companies.

UK: Tata Steel completes sale of Long Division plant to Greybull

By Danny Richardson, 8 June 2016

Steel workers jobs will be axed and wages, pensions and working conditions undermined with the full compliance of the unions, who will police the shop floor.

Left Party defends austerity in Berlin

By Verena Nees, 8 June 2016

Between 2001 and 2011, the Social Democrat-Left Party coalition imposed the most severe austerity measures in Berlin’s post-war history.

Mexico state and municipal elections deal blow to ruling party

By Don Knowland, 8 June 2016

The entire ruling structure has been discredited by endemic corruption, state and drug cartel violence, a stagnant economy and the escalating assault on the working class.

Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines supports state burial for Ferdinand Marcos

By Joseph Santolan, 8 June 2016

The CPP is entering an alliance with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and, in doing so, its leader Joma Sison has endorsed the state burial of the dictator Marcos.

Maoists take cabinet positions in Philippine government

Australia’s increasing suicide rate linked to social crisis

By Michelle Stevens, 8 June 2016

The recent report draws a connection between deteriorating economic conditions and the 22 percent increase in suicide between 2004 and 2014.

Minnesota nurses reject health care concessions, authorize strike

By Matt Rigel, 8 June 2016

On Monday, 5,000 nurses at Allina Health in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota overwhelmingly rejected the hospital chain’s demands for health care concessions and voted to strike.

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El nacionalismo económico y el creciente peligro de guerra

Por Nick Beams, 8 junio 2016

La economía global está marcada cada vez más por el retorno de los nacionalismos económicos que tuvieron consecuencias devastadoras en los años 1930.

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Les arguments pour un boycottage du référendum sur le Brexit

Par Chris Marsden, 8 juin 2016

La lutte pour une Grande-Bretagne socialiste au sein des États socialistes unis d’Europe est une nécessité urgente pour les travailleurs qui dans tous les pays font face au même ennemi de classe et aux mêmes problèmes d’austérité et de guerre

Le gouvernement allemand durcit les lois anti-terroristes

Par Johannes Stern, 8 juin 2016

Les attentats terroristes de Bruxelles et Paris servent partout en Europe de prétexte à la mise en place d’Etats policiers, comme ce fut déjà le cas aux Etats-Unis après les attentats du 11 septembre 2001.

Nouvelles calomnies de TamilNet contre le WSWS: l’aveu d’une faillite politique

Par K. Nesan et V. Gnana, 8 juin 2016

Les nationalistes tamouls n’ont pas répondu à l’exposition par le WSWS de leur calomnie qu’il soutenait l’impérialisme et le génocide mais l’accusent à présent de défendre l’État sri lankais.

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Für einen aktiven Boykott des Brexit-Referendums!

Von Chris Marsden, 8. Juni 2016

Unsere britische Sektion tritt für ein sozialistisches Großbritannien als Teil der Vereinigten Sozialistischen Staaten von Europa ein, denn die Arbeiter sind in jedem Land mit denselben Sparmaßnahmen und Kriegsvorbereitungen der herrschenden Klasse konfrontiert.

Größtes Nato-Manöver gegen Russland seit dem Kalten Krieg

Von Alex Lantier, 8. Juni 2016

Mehr als 30.000 Soldaten nehmen an der Operation Anaconda in Polen teil. Geprobt wird der Kriegsfall zwischen Russland und der Nato.

Mehr Pseudolinke im Vorstand der Linkspartei

Von Ulrich Rippert, 8. Juni 2016

Der Widerstand gegen die Sparpolitik in Europa hat die Linkspartei in eine tiefe Krise geworfen. Nun eilen SAV und Marx21 der Parteiführung zu Hilfe.

Italien: Wahlschlappe für Renzi

Von Marianne Arens, 8. Juni 2016

Die Kommunalwahlen vom 5. Juni brachten Matteo Renzis Demokratischer Partei einen herben Rückschlag in den Großstädten.

Video mit Moabit Hilft: „Viele Probleme der Flüchtlinge betreffen uns alle“

Von Franci Vier und Christos Sarikakis, 8. Juni 2016

Christoph Vandreier von der WSWS spricht mit den beiden Flüchtlingshelferinnen Diana Henniges und Christiane Beckmann von „Moabit Hilft“ über die Situation der Geflüchteten in Berlin und die Notwendigkeit eines umfassenden sozialen Kampfes.

USA: Philosophieprofessor sinniert über die Abschaffung des Wahlrechts

Von Alexander Fangmann, 8. Juni 2016

Der jüngste Artikel von Professor Gary Gutting zeigt, dass Akademiker in den USA bereit sind, diktatorische Herrschaftsmethoden zu unterstützen.

Washington und Peking stecken Fronten im Südchinesischen Meer ab

Von James Cogan, 8. Juni 2016

US-Verteidigungsminister Ashton Carter drohte, China „könnte sich letzten Endes selbst isolieren“.

New in Arabic

التقرير التقديمي بمناسبة الأول من أيار 2016

دافيد نورث, 3 يونيو 2016

فيما يلي الخطاب الذي ألقاه دافيد نورث ، الرئيس الدولي لتحرير موقع WSWS، ورئيس حزب المساواة الاشتراكي في الولايات المتحدة، بمناسبة اللقاء الدولي الافتراضي ( عبر شبكة الإنترنت) الذي نظم في الأول من أيار 2016.

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Perspective

Fallujah: A symbol of US war crimes

8 June 2016

The humanitarian disaster that is unfolding in Fallujah is the product of the US-led invasion in 2003 and Washington’s deliberate stoking of sectarian conflict in the face of determined Iraqi resistance.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

The media drive to shut down the Sanders campaign

By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016

The media and the Democratic Party establishment are acting preemptively to crown Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominee.

Commentary

UK: Why are the Socialist Workers Party and the Greens debating the merits of the European Union?

By Robert Stevens, 8 June 2016

The stated defence by the Green Party and the Socialist Workers Party of “open borders” and the rights of migrants is a charade.

The case for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum

UK: The political fraud of the Another Europe is Possible campaign

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part 1

By Thomas Gaist, 4 June 2016

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox—Part Two

Who will follow the example of Muhammad Ali’s principled stand in our day?

By David Walsh, 6 June 2016

NATO launches largest anti-Russian war game since Cold War

US confronts China over trade, investment in Beijing talks

Arts Review

Love & Friendship: An early Jane Austen work adapted

By Joanne Laurier, 8 June 2016

In England in 1790, Lady Susan Vernon, widowed and penniless, schemes to reverse her fortunes.

Night without end: Don DeLillo’s Zero K

By James Brookfield, 7 June 2016

Anohni’s Hopelessness: A protest against war, drone bombings and more
“If I killed your mother with a drone bomb, how would you feel?”—Crisis

By Zac Corrigan, 6 June 2016

Anohni speaks on war, inequality and Obama

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australia: The promotion of Senator Jacqui Lambie

By Mike Head—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 8 June 2016

Lambie has sought to fashion another right-wing populist formation to divert the mounting social and class tensions.

SEP holds election meetings in Sydney and Melbourne

By our reporters, 7 June 2016

Public meetings on the Australian election
Support the SEP in 2016! No to war and budget cuts! For socialism and internationalism!

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Featured series on Australian unions

What the Royal Commission into Australia’s trade unions revealed
Part One: Workers need new organisations of struggle!

By Will Fulgenzi—SEP candidate for Wills, 2 June 2016

Featured Video

Striking rail workers speak out on movement against French labor law

By Alex Lantier and V. Gnana, 6 June 2016

Strike wave against labor law spreads in France

25 years ago: Yeltsin defeats Gorbachev in Soviet elections

On June 12, 1991, Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian Republic of the Soviet Union by a 57 percent majority.

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50 years ago: James Meredith shot in Mississippi civil rights march

On June 6, 1966, former University of Mississippi student James Meredith was shot in the back while participating in a march to promote black voter registration in the state.

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75 years ago: Labor candidate loses Minneapolis election

On June 9, 1941, T.A. Eide, candidate of the Minneapolis Central Labor Union, narrowly lost the city’s mayoral election to the Republican candidate, by a margin of 80,359 to 74,497.

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100 years ago: Arab Revolt against Ottoman Empire proclaimed

On June 7, 1916, the Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, issued a proclamation denouncing the ruling party in Turkey, and proclaiming the independence of the regions known as Hejaz.

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New in Arabic

Arabic translation of May Day 2016 report by David North

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce that the introductory speech by David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered to the International May Day Online Rally 2016 is published in Arabic here.

Socialist Equality Party (UK)

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!—Socialism versus left nationalism:
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the ICFI, to speak at London public meeting on June 14

4 June 2016

Meeting in Sheffield on June 7
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!—Socialism versus left nationalism

History

Ninety years since the coup of Piłsudski
The Strategy of the Intermarium—Part 1
The Intermarium and the Russian Revolution

By Clara Weiss, 31 May 2016

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

The Socialist Equality Party (Germany) stands candidates for the Berlin state elections

By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 31 May 2016

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!