Australian corporate chief suggests a “dictator” to resolve political crisis

By Patrick Kelly, 5 July 2016

Gerry Harvey’s remarks express widespread hostility within ruling circles towards democratic forms of rule.

Australia: Deepening social discontent produces post-election turmoil

By Mike Head, 5 July 2016

The loss of support for the major parties, including the Greens, was most pronounced in the Senate where a record 26 percent of votes went to other political groupings.

The international significance of the Australian election

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Behind US proposal for military cooperation with Russia
Washington plans escalation of war for regime-change in Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 5 July 2016

Both the Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential candidates have declared their support for intensified bombing and the imposition of a no-fly zone directed against the Syrian regime and its Russian backers.

Union boss offers to broker “peace” deal with Labour’s anti-Corbyn plotters

By Robert Stevens, 5 July 2016

A frantic last-ditch effort is being made to force the resignation of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so as to avoid a fresh leadership contest.

Oppose the coup plot against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Legal challenge threatened following UK Brexit vote

By Julie Hyland, 5 July 2016

The move represents the most serious attempt to date to overturn the result of the referendum.

All candidates in UK Tory leadership contest pledge to uphold Brexit

Brexit financial fallout widens

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UK teachers hold one-day strike against education bill

By Tania Kent, 5 July 2016

The strike by National Union of Teachers members takes place amid the drive for the complete privatisation of state education.

Volkswagen: 700 workers lose their jobs in Germany

By Dietmar Henning, 5 July 2016

The VW board is using the company’s current crisis to make long-planned cuts in its workforce, relying heavily on the IG Metall trade union and its related works councils.

West Virginia flood highlights impact of budget cuts, decayed infrastructure

By Naomi Spencer, 5 July 2016

Federal and state agencies ignored warnings about inadequate flood protections, home-building standards and the impact of logging and mining.

The West Virginia floods and America's class divide

Family files lawsuit against TSA for violent arrest of teenage cancer patient

By George Gallanis, 5 July 2016

Hannah Cohen, who is partially deaf, blind and paralyzed, was arrested while traveling home from cancer treatment and suffered bruising on her face and bloody cuts on her head.

Trump Taj Mahal casino workers strike continues through July Fourth weekend

By Genevieve Leigh, 5 July 2016

Nearly 1,000 workers at The Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City continued their walkout, fighting for restored health and pension benefits and a pay increase.

Workers strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City

New Zealand pseudo-lefts silent on Maoist alliance with Philippine president

By Tom Peters, 5 July 2016

Fightback and Redline have long promoted the CPP, which has now taken cabinet posts in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, a fascistic figure.

US attempt to hustle India into Nuclear Suppliers Group stalls

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 5 July 2016

US officials have vowed to work with India to secure its entry into the NSG, while joining India in suggesting that Beijing was responsible for its rebuff.

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El camino a seguir después del referéndum “Brexit”

Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (sección del Reino Unido), 5 julio 2016

Lo único cierto a raíz del voto a favor del Brexit es que se intensificará el asalto a la clase trabajadora, a medida que la élite gobernante demanda mayores sacrificios en nombre del "interés nacional".

Las inundaciones de West Virginia y la división de clases en Estados Unidos

Por Jerry White, 5 julio 2016

Mientras que el detonante inmediato de las inundaciones fueron las precipitaciones récord, al igual que todos los desastres naturales, la magnitud de los daños y su impacto humano son decididos por condiciones de origen humano.

Memorándum del Departamento de Estado sobre Siria: Otro paso en el camino de guerra

Por Bill Van Auken, 5 julio 2016

La frustración expresada por los 51 signatarios del Departamento de Estado no es sólo con el fracaso de la política de Obama en Siria, sino con toda la estrategia del imperialismo de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente.

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Election australienne: aucun parti ne peut réclamer la victoire

Par James Cogan, 5 juillet 2016

L’élection fédérale de 2016 marque un net tournant dans la crise qui mine l’establishment politique australien depuis neuf ans.

Il y a deux cent quarante ans était signée la Déclaration d'indépendance

Par Andre Damon, 5 juillet 2016

La Révolution américaine a été l'impulsion idéologique et politique de la Révolution française et de tous les mouvements démocratiques, égalitaires et socialistes ultérieurs.

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Sendikalar protestoları etkisizleştirmeye çalışırken Fransa cumhurbaşkanı iş yasası için bastırıyor

Stéphane Hugues ve Alex Lantier, 5 Temmuz 2016

Daha önce olağanüstü hal altında yasaya karşı protestoları yasaklama tehdidinde bulunmuş olan Cumhurbaşkanı François Hollande’ın PS hükümeti, muhalefeti yatıştırmak için sendikalarla birlikte çalışıyor.

Yol blokajları yayılırken öğretmenler sendikası Meksika hükümetiyle anlaşmaya vardı

Neil Hardt, 5 Temmuz 2016

Grevci öğretmenleri destekleme amaçlı protestolar ve yol barikatları Meksika geneline yayılırken, Ulusal Eğitim Emekçileri Örgütü ve Ulusal Yenilenme Hareketi, büyüyen hareketi kontrol altına almak için manevra yapıyor.

Güneş sisteminin dışında Dünya benzeri bir gezegen bulma yönünde daha ileri adımlar

Bryan Dyne, 5 Temmuz 2016

Geçtiğimiz ay, Kepler uzay aracından gelen verileri analiz eden araştırmacılar, bu misyonun keşfettiği gezegen sayısını toplam 2.373’e getirecek şekilde, güneş sistemi dışında yeni 1.284 doğrulanmış gezegen duyurdular.

Rusya devlet başkanı Pekin’de daha yakın ekonomik ve stratejik bağlar peşinde koşuyor

Peter Symonds, 5 Temmuz 2016

Rusya ve Çin, ABD’nin doğurduğu büyüyen savaş tehlikesine ilişkin korkular eliyle birlikte hareket etmeye itiliyor.

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Der Brexit und die Rückkehr des europäischen Militarismus

Von Johannes Stern, 5. Juli 2016

Die Europäische Union reagiert auf den Ausgang des Brexit-Referendums und die tiefe politische, wirtschaftliche und soziale Krise in Europa mit der Militarisierung des Kontinents nach innen und nach außen.

Wahl in Australien endet mit Patt

Von James Cogan, 5. Juli 2016

Die Bevölkerung wendet sich von der offiziellen Politik ab, und Rechtspopulisten verzeichnen Zuwächse. Australien spielt geopolitisch für die USA eine wichtige Rolle, doch seine innere politische Lage ist gründlich aus dem Gleichgewicht geraten.

Wirtschaftliche Probleme nach Brexit nehmen zu

Von Nick Beams, 5. Juli 2016

Der Gouverneur der Bank von England warnt vor „wirtschaftlichen posttraumatischen Belastungen“ für die Finanzmärkte, Unternehmen und Haushalte.

Obamas Drohnenbefehl: Staatlicher Mord wird institutionalisiert

Von Bill Van Auken, 5. Juli 2016

Erstmals hat das Weiße Haus Zahlen zum amerikanischen Drohnenprogramm veröffentlicht. Aber die Angaben zu den zivilen Opfern enthalten nur einen Bruchteil der tatsächlichen Zahlen.

Syriza kürzt Renten und treibt Privatisierung voran

Von Katerina Selin, 5. Juli 2016

Während die Syriza-Regierung die griechischen Rentner in noch größeres Elend stürzt, verscherbelt sie den Staatsbesitz an ausländische Investoren.

Was steckt hinter dem „historischen“ Tarifvertrag an der Charité

Von Markus Salzmann, 5. Juli 2016

An Europas größter Universitätsklinik mit rund 14.000 Beschäftigten, der Charité in Berlin, ist vor kurzem ein neuer Tarifvertrag in Kraft getreten.

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Perspective

Brexit and the return of European militarism

5 July 2016

The European Union has reacted to the outcome of the referendum on UK membership of the European Union by calling for the militarization of the continent.

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The 2016 Australian Federal Elections

Australian voters speak out against drive to war

By our reporters, 5 July 2016

Despite the official conspiracy of silence over the US plans for war against China, workers and youth expressed concern about the growth of militarism.

No party able to claim victory in Australian election

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

The Fort Bragg baseball game, American militarism and the Fourth of July

By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 5 July 2016

Sunday’s baseball game at the Fort Bragg military base was intended to manipulate the celebration of the American Revolution in order to promote militarism and war.

Video discussion from West Virginia: SEP candidates Jerry White and Naomi Spencer

5 July 2016

On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook.

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

By our reporter, 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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Science

Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter

By Bryan Dyne, 5 July 2016

Juno’s mission will reveal the interior structure of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, and answer significant questions about its formation.

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 July 2016

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

Arbitration decision in US Postal workers contract expected soon

UK Bus workers suspended in Leeds following strike

Commentary

Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence

By Andre Damon, 4 July 2016

Dhaka hostage crisis ends in a violent military assault

By Deepal Jayasekera, 4 July 2016

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

By E.P. Bannon, 4 July 2016

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

By Christoph Vandreier, 2 July 2016

Obama’s drone order: Institutionalizing a state murder operation

Economic inequality soars in US

Austrian high court overturns presidential election

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

Free State of Jones: Three cheers!

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

The 2016 US Elections

Hillary Clinton interviewed by FBI in email investigation

By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2016

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

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

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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!