Amid protests, French government uses emergency powers to impose draft labor law

By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2016

The use of the constitution’s Article 49-3 to impose a redraft of the law without a vote in the National Assembly testifies to the Socialist Party’s contempt for democracy.

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

FBI rejects criminal charges against Clinton in email investigation

By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2016

The decision clears a last major hurdle to Clinton’s becoming the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.

Obama campaigns with Hillary Clinton at North Carolina rally

By Tom Hall, 6 July 2016

The speeches by Clinton and the current president continued to press the shopworn portrayal of the Democratic Party as a defender of the “middle class.”

Elizabeth Warren campaigns with Clinton as possible running mate

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

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UK Conservative leadership doubles down on Brexit as pound resumes plunge

By Julie Hyland, 6 July 2016

The pound fell to a 31-year low against the dollar following news that economic growth in the UK slowed to less than 0.2 percent in the second quarter.

Britain’s right-wing media call for creation of new pro-European Union party

By Robert Stevens, 6 July 2016

Leading commentators in the financial press view the founding of a new party as a means of reversing a strategic setback for the dominant sections of British capital.

Brexit to intensify Sri Lankan economic crisis

By Saman Gunadasa, 6 July 2016

Brexit and the return of European militarism

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

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Chinese military drills ahead of South China Sea court ruling

By Peter Symonds, 6 July 2016

The military exercises are meant as a warning to the US, which has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the sea over the past six years.

Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
Washington and Beijing draw battle lines over South China Sea

Union of Concerned Scientists warns of US-China nuclear war

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Syriza government cuts pensions and privatises state property in Greece

By Katerina Selin, 6 July 2016

While the Syriza government is throwing pensioners into even more dire poverty, they are also selling off state property to foreign investors.

Lufthansa flight attendants union accepts arbitration agreement

By Marianne Arens, 6 July 2016

By agreeing to the arbitration award, the union is stabbing cabin staff and pilots in the back in their struggle to defend jobs, wages and pensions.

UK: Forty-two years after Birmingham pub bombings, inquest to be reopened

By Trevor Johnson, 6 July 2016

The inquest is into the bombings themselves and their victims, rather than the frame-up of six innocent men.

The Istanbul terror attack, the Boston Marathon bombings and the Chechen connection

By Nick Barrickman, 6 July 2016

There is ample evidence that the unholy alliance of US intelligence agencies with anti-Russian jihadist elements in the North Caucasus has produced at least one fatal terror attack within the borders of the United States.

Study reveals mass homelessness, hunger among California State University students

By Kevin Martinez, 6 July 2016

The study, the first of its kind at a public university, estimated that almost 1 in 10 CSU students were homeless while another 1 in 5 were hungry.

Economic inequality soars in US

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Выход Британии из ЕС и возвращение европейского милитаризма

Иоганнес Штерн, 6 июля 2016 г.

Европейский Союз отреагировал на итоги референдума в Британии в пользу выхода из ЕС, призвав к милитаризации континента.

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Un homme d'affaires australien suggère un «dictateur» pour résoudre la crise politique

Par Patrick Kelly, 6 juillet 2016

Les remarques de Gerry Harvey expriment une hostilité généralisée au sein des cercles dirigeants envers des formes démocratiques de pouvoir.

Le "Brexit" et le retour du militarisme européen

Par Johannes Stern, 6 juillet 2016

L’Union européenne a réagi au résultat du référendum sur le maintien du Royaume-Uni dans l’Union européenne (UE) en appelant à militariser le continent

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Rot-rot-grüne Koalitionspläne in Berlin

Von Peter Schwarz, 6. Juli 2016

Seit Wochen reißen die Diskussionen über eine Regierungskoalition von SPD, Linkspartei und Grünen nach der Bundestagswahl 2017 nicht mehr ab.

Deutsche Rüstungsexporte 2015 fast verdoppelt

Von Johannes Stern, 6. Juli 2016

Im vergangenen Jahr haben sich die deutschen Rüstungsexporte nahezu verdoppelt und sind auf den mit Abstand höchsten Wert im 21. Jahrhundert gestiegen.

Australischer Konzernchef schlägt einen „Diktator“ zur Krisenlösung vor

Von Patrick Kelly, 6. Juli 2016

Der Vorschlag des Milliardärs und Unternehmers Gerry Harvey zeigt, dass die herrschenden Kreise demokratische Regierungsformen immer stärker ablehnen.

Gewerkschaftschef bietet Vermittlung zwischen Labour-Putschisten und Corbyn an

Von Robert Stevens, 6. Juli 2016

In Großbritannien sind gegenwärtig hektische Bemühungen im Gang, um den Labour-Vorsitzenden Jeremy Corbyn zum Rücktritt zu bewegen.

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Perspective

The political issues posed by the Australian election crisis

6 July 2016

The ruling elites, whether in Australia or around the world, cannot return to the stable and predictable parliamentary forms through which they governed in the past.

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The 2016 Australian Federal Elections

Australian election: Workers and young people speak on mounting social crisis

By our reporters, 6 July 2016

Many of those who spoke to the WSWS expressed anger over the gutting of essential services, widespread unemployment and the growth of social inequality.

Australian voters speak out against drive to war

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

Australia: Deepening social discontent produces post-election turmoil

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Video: SEP presidential candidate visits flood-ravaged West Virginia town

6 July 2016

Residents in Clendenin, West Virginia spoke with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White about last month’s floods, which nearly destroyed the small mountain community of 1,200 people.

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

22 June 2016

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

West Virginia flood highlights impact of budget cuts, decayed infrastructure

The West Virginia floods and America's class divide

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

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

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Arts Review

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89

By Hiram Lee, 6 July 2016

Ralph Stanley led one of the most remarkable groups in Bluegrass music and was among the genre’s greatest banjo players and singers.

Free State of Jones: Three cheers!

By Joanne Laurier, 28 June 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

Commentary

Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence

By Andre Damon, 4 July 2016

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

By Thomas Gaist, 5 July 2016

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

By George Gallanis, 5 July 2016

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

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

By Christoph Vandreier, 2 July 2016

Dhaka hostage crisis ends in a violent military assault

Obama’s drone order: Institutionalizing a state murder operation

Science

Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter

By Bryan Dyne, 5 July 2016

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

Workers Struggles

UK teachers hold one-day strike against education bill

By Tania Kent, 5 July 2016

Trump Taj Mahal casino workers strike continues through July Fourth weekend

By Genevieve Leigh, 5 July 2016

Arbitration decision in US Postal workers contract expected soon

UK Bus workers suspended in Leeds following strike

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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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!