Tensions erupt at Brussels summit on British exit from EU

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 29 June 2016

The European Union is aggressively pressing for Britain to speed up the process of withdrawal and renegotiation of treaties and trade relations with the 27-member bloc.

In right-wing putsch, UK Labour MPs deliver overwhelming anti-Corbyn vote

By Julie Hyland, 29 June 2016

The motivation of the parliamentary Labour Party is not their professed concern that Corbyn could not win a general election, but their fear that he very well might.

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Brexit crisis poses disintegration of United Kingdom

By Steve James, 29 June 2016

The Scottish National Party is sounding out the EU and its member states to explore whether Scotland could retain EU membership if the UK leaves.

Workers at two UK rail companies strike against threat to jobs and safety

By Michael Barnes, 29 June 2016

After Brexit: Berlin calls for German-European military union

By Johannes Stern, 29 June 2016

Following the initial shock over the result of the Brexit referendum, the German elite is attempting to exploit the crisis to exert their economic and political dominance within the EU.

The Brexit referendum: A turning point in European politics

The way forward after the Brexit referendum

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Dozens killed in bomb attacks at Istanbul airport

By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2016

The death toll has mounted in the second major terrorist attack on a European airport in three months.

Teachers union reaches agreement with Mexican government as blockades spread

By Neil Hardt, 29 June 2016

The CNTE and Morena are maneuvering to prevent opposition to education reform from developing into a direct confrontation between the working class and the Peña Nieto government.

The Oaxaca massacre and the eruption of class struggle in Mexico

Michigan public school teacher messages of solidarity with Mexican teachers

Obama’s war in Iraq and the third battle of Fallujah

By Thomas Gaist, 29 June 2016

The “liberation” of Fallujah, touted as a victory, has already inflamed sectarian conflicts and set the stage for further escalation of the Obama administration’s renewed war in Iraq.

US Congressional report on Benghazi leaves roots of attack in the dark

By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2016

The partisan Republican probe produced no new evidence indicting its principal target, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Illinois public sector devastated as budget impasse approaches one-year mark

By Alexander Fangmann, 29 June 2016

Many parts of state and local government will soon run out of money as the Democratic-controlled state legislature and the Republican governor continue wrangling over how to slash public services.

Pennsylvania school districts face catastrophic funding crisis

By Douglas Lyons, 29 June 2016

Financially distressed school districts are axing staff and educational programs and increasing class sizes in an effort to offset budget cuts that have taken a damaging toll.

Trudeau blocks inquiry into Canada’s role in torture of Afghan detainees

By Laurent Lafrance, 29 June 2016

Like the Conservatives, the Liberals are determined to cover up for the war crimes of the military which they view as vital for asserting the global interests of Canadian capitalism.

One in six Australians experience food insecurity

By Michelle Stevens, 29 June 2016

The Foodbank report revealed that many charities could not meet the rising demand for food aid, resulting in 43,000 people being turned away empty-handed every month.

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Семьдесят пятая годовщина нацистского вторжения в Советский Союз

Бэрри Грей, 29 июня 2016 г.

Война против Советского Союза стала выражением сущности нацистского режима, который немецкая буржуазия привела к власти, чтобы разрушить рабочее движение и покончить с угрозой социалистической революции.

25 лет назад: Раскол Югославии знаменует начало гражданской войны

29 июня 2016 г.

Декларации о независимости Словении и Хорватии, принятые 25 июня 1991 года, стали сигналом к тому, что давно развивавшийся политический кризис в Югославии вылился в открытую гражданскую войну.

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Les dirigeants de l’UE demandent une sortie britannique rapide et le renforcement militaire européen

Par Alex Lantier, 29 juin 2016

L'Union européenne élabore des plans pour étendre l'austérité et pour une politique militaire indépendante, préparant le terrain à des conflits internationaux explosifs y compris avec les États-Unis.

Le vote pour le Brexit intensifie les conflits au sein de l’Union européenne

Par Alex Lantier, 29 juin 2016

Le processus d’intégration européenne commencé juste après la Seconde Guerre mondiale et destiné à construire des institutions politiques qui rendraient une nouvelle guerre mondiale impossible se fragmente.

Il faut s'opposer au complot visant le leader travailliste Jeremy Corbyn

Déclaration du Socialist Equality Party (GB), 29 juin 2016

L’élite dirigeante britannique étant confrontée à sa plus sévère crise politique depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les échelons les plus élevés de l’Etat britannique ont conclu qu’aucun sentiment d’opposition hostile à l’austérité, au militarisme et à la guerre ne devait être toléré.

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Nach dem Referendum in Großbritannien
Stoppt den Putschversuch gegen Corbyn!

Erklärung der Socialist Equality Party (UK), 29. Juni 2016

Die Spitzen des britischen Staats sind entschlossen, jeden Widerstand gegen Sozialabbau und Krieg im Keim zu ersticken.

Nach dem Brexit: Weiterhin Chaos auf den Finanzmärkten

Von Nick Beams, 29. Juni 2016

Obwohl die britische Regierung behauptet, sie hätte die Situation unter Kontrolle, stürzen die Finanzmärkte weiter ab.

Kriegshetze und Geschichtsfälschung am 75. Jahrestag des Überfalls auf die Sowjetunion

Von Christoph Vandreier, 29. Juni 2016

Guido Knopp und die Historiker Jörg Baberowski und Sönke Neitzel stellten im Nachrichtensender Phönix in Frage, ob der Russlandfeldzug ein geplanter Vernichtungskrieg war.

Das Massaker von Oaxaca und der Klassenkampf in Mexiko

Von Neil Hardt, 29. Juni 2016

Das Wiederaufleben des Klassenkampfs in Form der Proteste mexikanischer Lehrer ist Teil einer weltweit zunehmenden Radikalisierung der Arbeiter.

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Perspective

The West Virginia floods and America's class divide

29 June 2016

While the immediate trigger for the floods was record-setting rainfall, like all natural disasters, the extent of the damage and its human impact were determined by conditions that are man-made.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Video: SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White discusses US elections, lessons of Sanders campaign

29 June 2016

Jerry White spoke with SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore in a live Facebook discussion on the current state of the US election campaign and its global context.

Clinton’s right-wing economic agenda and the fight for socialism

Video: The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Social roots of the West Virginia floods

By Naomi Spencer—SEP candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates District 16, 28 June 2016

Socialist Equality Party election campaign: Naomi Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates, 16th District!

22 June 2016

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australian election
Socialist Alliance: A pseudo-left ally of the Greens

By Oscar Grenfell—SEP candidate for Grayndler, 29 June 2016

Socialist Alliance is not only falsely promoting the Greens as a progressive alternative to Labor and the Liberals, but is considering liquidating itself into this capitalist party.

Glen Lazarus Team promotes nationalism and xenophobia

By Erin Cooke—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 29 June 2016

Lazarus blames all of the current economic and social woes on foreign governments, corporations or workers.

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28 June 2016

SEP rallies present socialist answer to war and austerity

US presidential candidate Jerry White addresses SEP election rallies in Australia

Participants at SEP rallies speak about war, Brexit, the social crisis

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Science

Further steps in finding an Earth-like planet outside the solar system

By Bryan Dyne, 29 June 2016

The prospects of finding another planet similar to our own are steadily increasing.

Arts Review

Free State of Jones: Three cheers!

By Joanne Laurier, 28 June 2016

Gary Ross’s film is a fictional account of an intriguing, but little known chapter in American history.

25 April: Animated documentary on New Zealand’s role in the Gallipoli invasion

The UK Brexit Referendum

EU leaders call for rapid British exit and European military buildup

By Alex Lantier, 28 June 2016

Brexit vote intensifies conflicts within European Union

Australian politicians appeal for “strong government” after Brexit vote

By Mike Head, 28 June 2016

Financial market turmoil continues in wake of Brexit vote

By Nick Beams, 28 June 2016

Chris Marsden speaks at the Humboldt University in Berlin
The Brexit referendum and the struggle for socialism

The significance of the Brexit referendum for the European working class

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Commentary

Russian president seeks closer economic and strategic ties in Beijing

By Peter Symonds, 28 June 2016

Indian Stalinists try to paper over deep rift over tie-up with Congress Party

By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 June 2016

Government’s “plan for safe El Salvador” fuels death squads

By Andrea Lobo, 28 June 2016

Amid mass abstention, right-wing PP wins Spanish elections

Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge to affirmative action

The 2016 US Elections

Elizabeth Warren campaigns with Clinton as possible running mate

By Josh Varlin, 28 June 2016

Clinton seizes on Brexit vote to tout her credentials as defender of Washington’s global interests

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Workers Struggles

Grocery workers vote to strike in Southern California

By Jake Dean and Toby Reese, 28 June 2016

UAW exposes secret 2014 deal with Volkswagen to recognize union

By Shannon Jones, 28 June 2016

IG Metall trade union backs Volkswagen board

By Dietmar Henning, 28 June 2016

Minnesota nurses union ends strike without new contract

25 years ago: Scores killed in Yugoslav civil war

Combat planes deployed by Yugoslav federal armed forces bombed Slovenia’s main airports in Ljubljana on June 28, 1991, in the first concerted air attack in Europe since World War II.

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50 years ago: Military coup in Argentina

On June 28, 1966 President Arturo U. Illia was overthrown in a military coup and replaced with a three-man military junta, which named retired General Juan Carlos Ongania as the new chief of state.

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75 years ago: US government raids Minneapolis Trotskyists

On June 27, 1941 FBI agents and US marshals raided the headquarters of the Socialist Workers Party, then the American section of the world Trotskyist movement, in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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100 years ago: Mass strike in Germany over Liebknecht conviction

Responding to the secret trial and conviction of Karl Liebknecht for his revolutionary opposition to the First World War, 55,000 workers in Berlin took strike action on June 29, 1916.

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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!