No party able to claim victory in Australian election

By James Cogan, 4 July 2016

The 2016 election marks a definite turning point in the crisis that has wracked the Australian political establishment over the past nine years.

Australian election: Another Labor war-monger runs for parliament

The international significance of the Australian election

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Dhaka hostage crisis ends in a violent military assault

By Deepal Jayasekera, 4 July 2016

Whoever the perpetrators of Dhaka hostage-taking, this type of terrorism has been fomented by the US-led wars in the Middle East.

Terror attacks shake US-backed Baghdad regime

By Thomas Gaist, 4 July 2016

At least 125 Iraqis were killed by a massive car bomb explosion in Baghdad Saturday, underscoring the crisis of the US-backed Iraq state

All candidates in UK Tory leadership contest pledge to uphold Brexit

By Robert Stevens, 4 July 2016

The British Conservative Party leadership contest proceeds under conditions of a gathering economic crisis and rancorous divisions within the ruling elite over the referendum result.

Uncertainty in Japan following Brexit vote

By Ben McGrath, 4 July 2016

Japanese vice foreign minister Sugiyama held high-level talks in Washington, London and Brussels, stressing the need for political, economic and security coordination.

Brexit financial fallout widens

By Nick Beams, 4 July 2016

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned of “economic post-traumatic stress” hitting financial markets, businesses and households.

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

China grapples with implications of Brexit vote

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Hillary Clinton interviewed by FBI in email investigation

By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate was accompanied by five lawyers for her three-hour interview.

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

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Notes on police violence in America
Louisiana sheriff uses anti-Semitic slur, threatens to shoot federal prosecutor

By E.P. Bannon, 4 July 2016

Despite the numerous federal probes and empty police reform initiatives, law enforcement continues to assume an increasingly arrogant and thuggish character.

Third Baltimore cop let off in Freddie Gray murder case

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Supreme Court overturns bribery conviction for former Virginia governor

By Tom Carter, 4 July 2016

The unanimous decision is a green light for the ever-more direct domination of corporate and financial interests over the American political system.

Obama administration blames suicide hotline workers for veteran deaths

By Eric London, 4 July 2016

The architects of war are seeking to blame the working class for a veteran suicide crisis caused by the sadistic character of the wars themselves.

Israel implements collective punishment after the stabbing of teenager

By Jean Shaoul, 4 July 2016

The IDF carried out detention raids in Bani Nai’im and Hebron, as clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and the IDF.

Europe and US continue anti-Russian sanctions

By Andrea Peters, 4 July 2016

On the same day the EU extended asset freezes, travel bans, and trade embargoes targeting Russia, the US announced new sanctions directed against the Russian defense industry.

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

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La Chine aux prises avec les conséquences d’un « Brexit »

Par Peter Symonds, 4 juillet 2016

Le vote en faveur d’une sortie de l'UE en Grande Bretagne a sapé la stratégie de la Chine d'utiliser le Royaume-Uni comme tremplin vers l'Europe; il a encore d’autres répercussions géopolitiques plus générales.

La Cour suprême autrichienne annule l’élection présidentielle

Par Peter Schwarz, 4 juillet 2016

La Cour constitutionnelle de Vienne a statué que le second tour des élections présidentielles autrichiennes devait « être entièrement recommencé dans toute l’Autriche. »

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Perspective

Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence

4 July 2016

The American Revolution provided the ideological and political impetus for the French Revolution and all subsequent democratic, egalitarian and socialist movements.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party candidates talk with West Virginians angered over lack of federal aid for flood victims

By our reporter, 4 July 2016

In the aftermath of the flash floods that killed at least 20 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the Obama administration is providing only a pittance in federal aid.

Live Facebook discussion with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer

4 July 2016

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

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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Commentary

Obama’s drone order: Institutionalizing a state murder operation

By Bill Van Auken, 2 July 2016

Economic inequality soars in US

By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2016

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

By Christoph Vandreier, 2 July 2016

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

Austrian high court overturns presidential election

By Peter Schwarz, 2 July 2016

The Istanbul airport bombing: Blowback from the war in Syria

Duterte takes office as president of the Philippines

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

25 years ago: African National Congress embraces power-sharing

The bourgeois nationalist leadership of the African National Congress took a sharp turn to the right at its national conference in Durban, South Africa on July 5, 1991.

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50 years ago: CORE adopts “black power” slogan

On July 4, 1966, the 23rd annual convention of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) adjourned after adopting “black power” as its political slogan for the US civil rights movement.

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75 years ago: US miners abolish discriminatory wage differential

On July 6, 1941 the United Mine Workers compelled the Southern soft coal operators to eliminate the 40-cent wage differential between Northern and Southern miners after threatening to renew strike action.

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100 years ago: Bloody fighting continues in the Battle of the Somme

This week in July 1916, heavy fighting continued in the Battle of the Somme, on the Western Front, with mass casualties on both sides.

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Arts Review

Genius: “Just simply corny”

By David Walsh, 2 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!

Workers Struggles

Workers strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City

By Genevieve Leigh, 2 July 2016

Arbitration decision in US Postal workers contract expected soon

By A. Woodson and Sandy English, 2 July 2016

UK Bus workers suspended in Leeds following strike

By Barbara Slaughter, 2 July 2016

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

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!