MP’s murder exposes role of neo-fascists in British Leave campaign

By Robert Stevens, 20 June 2016

The murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox underscores the frenzy of nationalism and xenophobia being whipped up around Thursday’s referendum on EU membership.

The EU referendum and the murder of British MP Jo Cox

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Reports of sectarian massacres as Fallujah falls to Iraqi government

By James Cogan, 20 June 2016

The Iraqi forces are being accompanied by US, British and Australian military “advisors.”

Opposition grows to US military bases on Okinawa

By Ben McGrath, 20 June 2016

While local politicians attempt to keep the protests limited in scale and scope, the widespread anger is bound up with opposition to Japanese remilitarization.

People’s Summit in Chicago: Preparing the switch from Sanders to Clinton

By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2016

The two-day event was part of an effort by union officials and Democratic Party operatives to prepare a smooth transition from the Sanders campaign to support for Hillary Clinton.

Youth at People’s Summit discuss war, Sanders, Clinton

By Marcus Day, 20 June 2016

The “Peoples’ Summit” in Chicago: Democrats, pseudo-left groups prepare new trap for workers and youth

Sanders calls for supporters to back Clinton, “transform” Democratic Party

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Twin Cities nurses strike against gutting of health care benefits

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 20 June 2016

Minnesota nurses are engaged in a week-long strike to oppose attacks on employee health benefits and chronic work overloads.

Despite mounting opposition, French unions signal concessions on labor law

By Alex Lantier, 20 June 2016

The Stalinist General Confederation of Labor has indicated that it may be open to negotiating firm-level contracts under the new law that violate the national Labor Code.

French government threatens ban on protests against labor law

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Belgian authorities mount large-scale anti-terror raid

By Kumaran Ira, 20 June 2016

Three suspects were charged with preparing terror attacks on gatherings of football fans after police raided over 100 locations across Belgium.

UN Security Council agrees to military intervention off Libyan coast

By Marianne Arens, 20 June 2016

Within the framework of the EU’s Operation Sophia, Germany is expanding its naval presence off the Libyan coast and leading the preparations for a military intervention.

State Department “dissent” memo backs escalation of regime-change war in Syria

Thousands of civilians in danger as US-backed forces mount offensives in Iraq and Syria

Nicaragua’s President Ortega to run unopposed for third term

By Andrea Lobo, 20 June 2016

While continuing to support the Sandinista leader, elements within the Nicaraguan bourgeoisie voiced concern about the lack of political “escape valves.”

Canadian government tables bill for parliamentary “oversight” of spy agencies

By Roger Jordan, 20 June 2016

The oversight committee will provide a “democratic” fig leaf for Canada’s national security apparatus, which in the name of fighting terrorism has been given police-state powers.

Thousands of Australian households cut off electricity

By Mary Beadnell, 20 June 2016

Households in the Dark found that extreme financial distress is the basic reason for power disconnections.

New Zealand First demonises Muslim immigrants

By Jeremy Lin and Tom Peters, 20 June 2016

The Labour Party and the Greens hypocritically tried to distance themselves from the NZ First leader’s inflammatory and xenophobic statements.

Billionaire former BHS boss faces down UK parliamentary committee

By Jean Shaoul, 20 June 2016

Some 11,000 workers are set to lose their jobs and around 22,000 present and future retirees will see their pensions decimated after the collapse of high street retailer BHS.

Leeds bus workers strike over pay

St. Petersburg, Florida: Wastewater workers under sustained attack by city officials in storm’s wake

By Matthew MacEgan, 20 June 2016

A major tropical storm has again exposed the mismanagement of St. Petersburg city officials, who are threatening the jobs of employees who oppose them.

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Le référendum sur l’UE et l’assassinat de la députée britannique Jo Cox

Par Julie Hyland, 20 juin 2016

L’assassinat de Cox a brutalement révélé le caractère fasciste des forces mobilisées à l’occasion du référendum prévu cette semaine sur la sortie de la Grande-Bretagne de l’UE, notammant par la campagne du « sortir ».

Unidos Podemos devant le Parti socialiste dans la campagne électorale espagnole

Par Alejandro López, 20 juin 2016

Les derniers sondages confirment l'échec historique du système bipartite qui a dominé la politique espagnole depuis la fin de la dictature fasciste.

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AB referandumu ve Britanyalı milletvekili Jo Cox’un öldürülmesi

Julie Hyland, 20 Haziran 2016

İşçi Partisi’nin West Yorkshire, Batley and Spen seçim bölgesi milletvekili Jo Cox’un öldürülmesi, Britanya’da ve uluslararası ölçekte milyonlarca insanı şok etti ve üzdü.

Venezuela işçi sınıfı bir yol ayrımında

Neil Hardt, 20 Haziran 2016

İşçi sınıfının büyüyen kendiliğinden gösterileri, yol blokajları, gıda depolarının yağmalanması ve otobüs şoförlerinin genel grevi, Venezuela’da toplumsal devrim hayaletini uyandırmış durumda.

DEUK Sekreteri Peter Schwarz Londra’da Brexit referandumu üzerine konuştu

Muhabirlerimizden, 20 Haziran 2016

DEUK sekreteri ve Almanya’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi önde gelen üyelerinden Peter Schwarz, Salı akşamı, Londra’da, “sol milliyetçiliğe karşı sosyalizm” başlıklı toplantıda konuştu.

Looking for Grace: Evden ayrılan bir genç hakkında garip biçimde donuk bir hikaye

John Harris, 20 Haziran 2016

Looking for Grace, ani ve trajik bir not ile biter. Bu, hayatta herhangi bir amaç arayışının nihayetinde anlamsız olduğuna ilişkin karamsar ve oldukça kasvetli bir mesajdır.

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El retorno de la “gran narrativa”

Por Andre Damon, 20 junio 2016

El resurgimiento de la lucha de clases está socavando la charlatanería intelectual que ha sustentado el dominio ideológico de diversas formas de antimarxismo durante los últimos cincuenta años.

El militarismo alemán regresa a Europa del Este

Por Johannes Stern, 20 junio 2016

Las fuerzas armadas alemanas desempeñan un creciente papel en el despliegue de la OTAN en Europa del Este, lo que sirve para preparar abiertamente una guerra contra Rusia.

Crecientes protestas estudiantiles y obreras profundizan crisis política en Chile

Por Cesar Uco, 20 junio 2016

Movimiento creciente de trabajadores y estudiantes contra el gobierno liderado por el Partido Socialista de la presidenta Michelle Bachelet está profundizando una crisis política que ha envuelto tanto a la coalición gobernante Nueva Mayoría como a la oposición derechista, organizada en la Alianza por Chile.

La Seudoizquierda brasileña en crisis luego del golpe a Dilma Rousseff

Por Miguel Andrade, 20 junio 2016

La presencia de Ghiherme Boulos, portavoz de las manifestaciones después de golpe, es una condenación a todo el entorno de la seudoizquierda.

La huelga nacional de maestros en México entra a su segundo mes

Por Don Knowland, 20 junio 2016

Los docentes encaran más represión contra su campaña de rechazo a la federal reforma de educación.

El Congreso de EE.UU. y Obama demandan una junta de control fiscal en Puerto Rico

Por Rafael Azul, 20 junio 2016

La clase gobernante de Estados Unidos está intentando usar la crisis económica como una oportunidad para reducir drásticamente los niveles de vida y las condiciones laborales en Puerto Rico.

Gobierno francés amenaza prohibir manifestaciones contra reforma laboral

Por V. Gnana y Alex Lantier, 20 junio 2016

Enfurecido por el repudio de la clase obrera, el Partido Socialista ahora amaga con destrozar los derechos democráticos más fundamentales para poder imponer un gobierno de represión policial y austeridad económica.

La Ciudad de Nueva York despide a maestra por enseñar sobre ‘Los 5 del Parque Central’

Por Steve Light, 20 junio 2016

El gobierno la ciudad de Nueva York, controlado por el partido Demócrata, quiere justificar el despido injusto de una docente por dar una clase sobre el montaje de 1989 de los Central Park Five.

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Perspective

Political lessons of the Sanders campaign

20 June 2016

The closer Sanders comes to a formal endorsement of Clinton, the more he is forced to make clear that his “political revolution” is nothing more than an effort to channel social discontent behind the Democratic Party.

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Commentary

“Berlin correspondence:” Germany’s Humboldt University in the service of militarism

By Johannes Stern, 20 June 2016

The appearance by German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Humboldt University Professor Herfried Münkler on the same platform is a testament to the University’s transformation into a think-tank for German imperialism.

The way forward after the PNG police shootings

By Peter Symonds, 20 June 2016

The struggle in Papua New Guinea for basic democratic rights and against austerity and war can be based only on the fight for socialist internationalism.

Teachers’ union sanctions destruction of Detroit Public Schools district

By Nancy Hanover, 18 June 2016

Indian Stalinists at loggerheads in wake of electoral debacle

By Arun Kumar and Palash Roy, 18 June 2016

US Senate votes to include women in the draft

The return of “secular stagnation”

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australian Labor’s campaign launch features lies and duplicity

By Mike Head, 20 June 2016

Shorten sought to reassure big business of Labor’s commitment to austerity, while falsely promising voters that it would maintain jobs and essential services.

SEP senate candidate speaks with Melbourne tram drivers

By our reporters, 20 June 2016

Chris Sinnema received a warm response when he outlined the party’s fight for a new anti-war movement of the working class.

Australian election: Murdoch paper excludes “minor parties” from candidates’ forum

By our reporters, 18 June 2016

Blaxland: A microcosm of Australia’s social crisis

Political crisis deepens in Australia’s “double dissolution” election

Socialist Equality Party final election rallies
International class struggle returns: A socialist program against war and austerity

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25 years ago: Secession sets stage for civil war in Yugoslavia

The declarations of independence by Slovenia and Croatia on June 25, 1991, signaled the long-developing political crisis in Yugoslavia exploding into open civil war.

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50 years ago: High tide of Great Society reformism

During this week in 1966, a Democratic-controlled Congress and the Johnson administration put in place social and democratic reforms that brought Johnson’s Great Society program near to its apogee.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany launches Operation Barbarossa upon Soviet Union

During the early hours of June 22, 1941, Hitler’s fascist regime launched the most destructive and barbaric war in the history of mankind upon the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: Roger Casement tried for involvement in Irish uprising

On June 26, 1916, Sir Roger Casement was brought to trial in England on the charge of treason for his involvement in the preparations of the Easter uprising in Dublin.

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The UK Brexit Referendum

The significance of the Brexit referendum for the European working class

By Peter Schwarz, 18 June 2016

ICFI Secretary Peter Schwarz speaks in London on Brexit referendum

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Unite US and Mexican workers!
The working class must stop the Carrier factory closures!

By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 18 June 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks to workers in Chicago, Illinois

By our reporters, 18 June 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns in Rockford, Illinois

Hillary Clinton and the “Spirit of 9/12”

By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 17 June 2016

The Orlando massacre and the 2016 US election

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Arts Review

“All the terrifying things all really happened”
Toyen: A film about the Czech surrealist painter and her times

By David Walsh, 18 June 2016

The Nice Guys: Something, but not very much
(And, briefly, Terence Davies’ Sunset Song and Hany Abu-Assad’s The Idol.)

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 17 June 2016

May Day

Greek translation of May Day 2016 report by Julie Hyland

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce that the speech by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), delivered to the International May Day Online Rally 2016 is published in Greek here.

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

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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!