Brexit vote heightens tensions in Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 1 July 2016

Last week’s vote by the United Kingdom has been met by an intensified drive by Germany to exert dominance over the European continent.

EU maintains hard line toward UK over Brexit

Brexit crisis poses disintegration of United Kingdom

The way forward after the Brexit referendum

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French president pushes for labor law vote as unions try to defuse protests

By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 1 July 2016

Having already threatened to ban protests against the law under the state of emergency, the PS government is working with the union bureaucracies to wind down opposition.

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Bill Clinton meets with attorney general on Arizona tarmac

By Patrick Martin, 1 July 2016

The contact between the head of the Justice Department and Hillary Clinton’s husband was highly unusual.

Sanders’ “political revolution” revealed: Nationalist reaction and support for Clinton

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

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US Senate gives last-minute approval to Puerto Rico debt package

By Rafael Azul, 1 July 2016

The US Senate approved on June 29 a debt measure for Puerto Rico, less than 48 hours before the island was to default on a $2.1 billion debt.

US Congress rejects funding to combat the Zika virus

By David Brown, 1 July 2016

The Zika virus is currently sweeping through Puerto Rico with the potential to spread to the US mainland.

Wider questions arise from Flint water crisis

By James Brewer, 1 July 2016

The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that some 5,300 water systems, serving 18 million people, are in violation of US lead and copper rules.

Freight trains collide in Texas, burst into flames

By Alan Whyte, 1 July 2016

BNSF Railway acknowledged that Positive Train Control (PTC) has not yet been installed on the section of track where the collision took place.

Duterte takes office as president of the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 1 July 2016

Duterte’s presidency represents a move by the Philippine ruling class to resolve the political crises in the country through dictatorial forms of rule.

More student bodies disaffiliate from UK National Union of Students

By Alice Summers, 1 July 2016

The right-wing nature of the disaffiliation campaigns is plain to see from the heavy involvement of the Conservative Party.

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L’UE reste sur une ligne dure à l’égard du Royaume-Uni

Par Johannes Stern, 1 juillet 2016

Tout en exprimant officiellement leur consternation face aux résultats du référendum sur le Brexit, les dirigeants de l’UE voient maintenant l’occasion de transformer l’UE en une puissance militaire agressive.

Le vote du Brexit souligne l’aggravation de la crise de l’économie mondiale

Par Nick Beams, 1 juillet 2016

L’une des expressions les plus fortes d’une nouvelle crise financière émergente est la chute des actions des banques européennes. La décision du Brexit va exacerber les tensions et les contradictions dans les marchés monétaires internationaux.

Après le Brexit : Berlin réclame une union militaire germano-européenne

Par Johannes Stern, 1 juillet 2016

Après le choc initial provoqué par les résultats du référendum sur le Brexit, l’élite allemande tente d’exploiter la crise pour affirmer sa domination économique et politique au sein de l’UE.

Les candidats se présentent à l’élection de chef du Parti conservateur au Royaume-Uni

Par Julie Hyland, 1 juillet 2016

La compétition pour trouver un nouveau dirigeant du Parti conservateur britannique a commencé hier avec l’ouverture des nominations qui prend fin aujourd’hui, selon des procédures sommaires préparées par les députés conservateurs de la base. Boris Johnson et Theresa May sont les favoris.

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Perspective

The Istanbul airport bombing: Blowback from the war in Syria

1 July 2016

The identification of all three suicide bombers as having come from Russia and former Soviet republics points to broader geo-strategic forces underlying the terrorist attack.

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Commentary

The anti-Corbyn coup and calls for a second referendum on Brexit

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 1 July 2016

The strategic interests of the ruling elite in Britain and the US—especially as regards NATO and its military provocations against Russia—require that the referendum result be rescinded.

Thousands turn up for cancelled “Remain in EU” rallies throughout the UK

UK Labour right wing mounts leadership challenge against Corbyn

By Chris Marsden, 30 June 2016

Oppose the coup plot against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

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Death toll in Istanbul airport attack rises to 41

By Alex Lantier, 30 June 2016

Law-and-order campaign follows sentencing in Stanford sexual assault case

By Eric London, 30 June 2016

Teachers union reaches agreement with Mexican government as blockades spread

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

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Vote Socialist Equality Party on July 2

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 1 July 2016

The SEP is the only party that fights for the socialist reorganisation of society, in Australia and internationally, to end war and meet the social rights of the working class.

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Australian workers and students voice concerns on Brexit

By our reporters, 1 July 2016

Many of those interviewed expressed opposition to the whipping up of nationalism and xenophobia.

The Australian election and the assault on refugees

By Max Newman, 1 July 2016

Workers and youth must defend the basic rights of asylum seekers as an essential part of the struggle to unify the working class internationally.

The international significance of the Australian election

The Greens’ Adam Bandt promotes a ruling coalition with Labor

The Australian Labor Party and the “Gonski” school funding fraud

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

1 July 2016

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Arts Review

Charles Blow of the New York Times
The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones

By David Walsh, 30 June 2016

Free State of Jones: Three cheers!

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

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

29 June 2016

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

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

22 June 2016

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Science

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

By Bryan Dyne, 29 June 2016

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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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!