Economic inequality soars in US

By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2016

Average incomes of the top 1 percent rose twice as fast as the incomes of the remaining 99 percent of Americans in 2015.

Reports document social crisis
US wages and jobs decline, inequality rises

Britain’s Labour shadow chancellor seeks to appease anti-Corbyn coup plotters

By Julie Hyland, 2 July 2016

The highest echelons of the state have determined that a refashioned Labour Party may be the best means of reversing the vote for Britain to exit the EU.

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

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China grapples with implications of Brexit vote

By Peter Symonds, 2 July 2016

The British vote to leave the EU has undermined China’s strategy of using the UK as a stepping stone to Europe and has broader geopolitical ramifications.

Brexit vote heightens tensions in Europe

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Courts persecute opponents of French labour law in Amiens

By Antoine Lerougetel, 2 July 2016

Two anti-El Khomri law protesters, Manon Chelmy and high school student Jules, 18, were sentenced to 90 hours of community service.

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

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Austrian high court overturns presidential election

By Peter Schwarz, 2 July 2016

The Constitutional Court in Vienna has ruled that the second round of Austria’s presidential election must “be completely re-run throughout Austria.”

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party challenges presidential election result

Canada to jointly lead NATO’s new “advanced force” against Russia

By Roger Jordan, 2 July 2016

The deployment was announced less than 24 hours after President Obama called on Canada to play a greater role in NATO and spend more on its military.

US attorney general vows to rubber-stamp FBI findings in Clinton e-mail case

By Tom Hall, 2 July 2016

Friday’s announcement by Loretta Lynch was precipitated by allegations of impropriety after the revelation of her clandestine meeting with Bill Clinton at an Arizona airport.

Bill Clinton meets with attorney general on Arizona tarmac

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

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Workers strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City

By Genevieve Leigh, 2 July 2016

Close to 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen and servers at The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City have begun a strike for a livable wage, health care and pension benefits.

Arbitration decision in US Postal workers contract expected soon

By A. Woodson and Sandy English, 2 July 2016

There is every reason to believe that any agreement imposed by an arbitrator will be another multi-tier, takeaway contract.

UK Bus workers suspended in Leeds following strike

By Barbara Slaughter, 2 July 2016

All over the UK, the Unite union is presiding over a situation whereby bus workers are paid myriad different rates for doing the same job.

Bahrain cracks down on dissent across sectarian divide

By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2016

Since the 2011 demonstrations, there have been almost daily skirmishes between Shiite youths and security forces, as well as several bomb attacks.

PNG government inquiry to witch-hunt students for campus unrest

By John Braddock, 2 July 2016

The government’s curfews are a warning of the punitive agenda behind its Commission of Inquiry.

New in Russian

«Политическая революция» Сандерса разоблачена: Националистическая реакция и поддержка Клинтон

Бэрри Грей, 2 июля 2016 г.

Жалкий и реакционный итог «политической революции» Сандерса — не только его собственная тотальная интеграция в механизм Демократической партии, но и кристаллизация его позиции как выразителя взглядов наиболее националистического крыла демократов.

New in Turkish

İstanbul havaalanı bombalaması: Suriye'deki savaşın geri tepmesi

Bill Van Auken, 2 Temmuz 2016

İstanbul'daki havaalanında gerçekleşen katliam, Paris saldırıları ve Brüksel bombalamaları gibi, emperyalist komplolar eliyle ortaya çıkan devasa tehlikeler konusunda, gezegenin dört bir yanındaki emekçilere yönelik bir uyarı işlevi görmektedir.

Dışişleri Bakanlığı'nın Suriye bildirisi: Rusya ile savaşa zemin hazırlamak

Bill Van Auken, 2 Temmuz 2016

Savaş yönelimi, özünde, Amerikan kapitalizminin giderek derinleşen krizinden ve ABD toplumu içinde büyüyen karşı konulmaz gerilimlerden kaynaklanmaktadır.

Avustralya seçimlerinin uluslararası önemi

Peter Symonds, 2 Temmuz 2016

Avustralya’da, Britanya’da olduğu gibi, seçmenlerin büyük partilerden yaygın biçimde uzaklaşması, işlere, çalışma koşullarına ve emekçilerin yaşam standartlarına yönelik onlarca yıllık kapsamlı saldırıların ürünüdür.

New in French

Le vote pour le « Brexit » accroît les tensions en Europe

Par Peter Schwarz, 2 juillet 2016

Le vote en faveur d’une sortie de l’UE au Royaume-Uni la semaine passée a été accueilli par une campagne accrue de l’Allemagne pour exercer sa domination sur le continent européen.

Hollande pousse à l’adoption de la loi travail, les syndicats tentent de désamorcer les protestations

Par Stéphane Hugues et Alex Lantier, 2 juillet 2016

Ayant déjà menacé d'interdire les manifestations contre la loi en vertu de l'état d'urgence, le gouvernement PS travaille à présent avec les bureaucraties syndicales pour étouffer l'opposition.

New in German

Der Anschlag von Istanbul: Ein Bumerang vom Krieg in Syrien

Von Bill van Auken, 2. Juli 2016

Alle drei Selbstmordattentäter sollen aus Russland und ehemaligen Sowjetrepubliken gekommen sein. Das deutet auf einen größeren geostrategischen Zusammenhang hin.

Der Putsch gegen Corbyn und die Forderung nach einem zweiten Brexit-Referendum

Erklärung der Socialist Equality Party (Großbritannien), 2. Juli 2016

Die strategischen Interessen Großbritanniens und der Vereinigten Staaten, besonders hinsichtlich der Nato und ihrer militärischen Provokationen gegen Russland, verlangen eine Umkehrung des Ergebnis.

Österreich wiederholt Präsidentenwahl

Von Peter Schwarz, 2. Juli 2016

Das Wiener Verfassungsgericht hat entschieden, dass die zweite Runde der Bundespräsidentenwahl „in ganz Österreich und komplett wiederholt werden“ muss.

Volkswagen: In Zwickau verlieren 700 Arbeiter ihren Job

Von Dietmar Henning, 2. Juli 2016

Im sächsischen Zwickau war Donnerstag für knapp 700 Leiharbeiter und Arbeiter mit befristeten Verträgen der letzte Arbeitstag bei Volkswagen.

Lufthansa: Flugbegleiter-Gewerkschaft Ufo akzeptiert Schlichterspruch

Von Marianne Arens, 2. Juli 2016

Mit ihrer Zustimmung zum Lufthansa-Schlichterspruch fällt die Spartengewerkschaft Ufo all jenen in den Rücken, die ihre Arbeitsplätze und Löhne gegen Lufthansa verteidigen müssen.

Putin sucht engere wirtschaftliche und strategische Beziehungen zu China

Von Peter Symonds, 2. Juli 2016

Die beiden Länder werden von der gemeinsamen Furcht vor einer aggressiven Kriegspolitik der Vereinigten Staaten zueinander getrieben.

Wahlen in Australien:
Stimmt am 2. Juli für die Socialist Equality Party!

Socialist Equality Party (Australien), 2. Juli 2016

Die SEP kämpft als einzige Partei für die sozialistische Umgestaltung der Gesellschaft, gegen Krieg und für die sozialen Rechte der Arbeiterklasse.

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Perspective

Obama’s drone order: Institutionalizing a state murder operation

2 July 2016

The figures released by the White House on civilian victims of illegal US drone strikes are a fraction of the numbers documented by independent investigations.

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Commentary

Warmongering and historical falsification on 75th anniversary of German invasion of Soviet Union

By Christoph Vandreier, 2 July 2016

On German television, presenter Guido Knopp and historians Jörg Baberowski and Sönke Neitzel questioned whether Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa was a deliberately planned war of annihilation.

Seventy-five years since the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union

The Istanbul airport bombing: Blowback from the war in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 1 July 2016

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!

Duterte takes office as president of the Philippines

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

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australian election: Another Labor war-monger runs for parliament

By Patrick Kelly, 2 July 2016

Khalil is well known within Washington foreign policy, military and diplomatic circles.

Melbourne warehouse workers welcome SEP campaign against war

By our reporters, 2 July 2016

Workers at the Coles-Toll plant spoke on the growing threat of a US-led war against China and Russia, as well as the rising war danger globally.

Vote Socialist Equality Party on July 2

Australian workers and students voice concerns on Brexit

The Australian election and the assault on refugees

The international significance of the Australian election

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Arts Review

Genius: “Just simply corny”

By David Walsh, 2 July 2016

British director Michael Grandage’s film is about American novelist Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and his famous editor, Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth).

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

2 July 2016

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

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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The 2016 US Elections

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

By Bill Van Auken, 29 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

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!