Protests erupt following brutal police killing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

By Tom Hall, 7 July 2016

The grisly execution-style murder is only the latest in an epidemic of police killings which have become a regular feature of American life.

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

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

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Obama halts drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan

By Thomas Gaist, 7 July 2016

The White House announced Wednesday that 8,400 US troops will remain deployed in Afghanistan until Obama leaves office next January.

A further eruption of US militarism in the Middle East

Signs of post-Brexit financial crisis mount

By Nick Beams, 7 July 2016

The suspension of cash redemptions by six property investment firms in Britain could set off a crisis extending to the banking system.

UK Conservative leadership doubles down on Brexit as pound resumes plunge

Brexit and the return of European militarism

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

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Australian election crisis fuels rifts in governing Coalition

By Mike Head, 7 July 2016

Even if Turnbull is able to form a government, the result will be an unstable administration, wracked by divisions.

Australia: Brewery maintenance workers rally to defend jobs, wages

By Frank Gaglioti, 7 July 2016

The political issues posed by the Australian election crisis

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US planners prepare air war on China

By Peter Symonds, 7 July 2016

The Mitchell Institute report released last week reveals the detailed character of the Pentagon’s preparations and plans for a conflict with China.

Chinese military drills ahead of South China Sea court ruling

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India and Iran approve Chabahar corridor, amid heightening tensions in South and Central Asia

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 7 July 2016

To access energy resources and strike a strategic blow against China and Pakistan, India plans to build a transport corridor via Iran to Afghanistan and Central Asia.

US attempt to hustle India into Nuclear Suppliers Group stalls

UK junior doctors vote to reject contract

By Paul Mitchell, 7 July 2016

Junior doctors rejected a contract supported by the British Medical Association union that slashes overtime pay and extends working hours.

Hillary Clinton uses Atlantic City casino strikers as campaign props

By Genevieve Leigh, 7 July 2016

In a gesture to the unions, Clinton used her speech to promote economic nationalism.

FBI rejects criminal charges against Clinton in email investigation

Obama campaigns with Hillary Clinton at North Carolina rally

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Chelsea Manning hospitalized, then returned to prison

By Patrick Martin, 7 July 2016

While some media reports claimed a suicide attempt was involved, this has not been confirmed by the Army or Manning’s attorneys.

Wisconsin Department of Corrections force-feeds hunger strikers

By Gary Joad, 7 July 2016

The prisoners are protesting solitary confinement.

Brazil’s interim president vows to carry through “unpopular” austerity measures

By Bill Van Auken, 7 July 2016

The agenda of the interim government is to place the full weight of the country’s economic crisis onto the backs of the working class and poor.

Canada Post moves to lock out 50,000 workers

By Roger Jordan, 7 July 2016

While Canada Post is pressing for sweeping concessions, the union, CUPW is seeking to isolate the workers and thwart strike action.

Social Democrats, Left Party and Greens preparing coalition in Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 7 July 2016

Despite its proponents’ left phrase-mongering, the proposed coalition would aim to secure German hegemony in Europe.

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Doscientos cuarenta años desde la Declaración de Independencia de Estados Unidos

Por Andre Damon, 7 julio 2016

La Revolución de las colonias inglesas americanas fue el impulso ideológico y político de la Revolución Francesa y todos los subsecuentes movimientos democráticos, igualitarios, y socialistas.

La explosión del aeropuerto en Estambul: Represalia de la guerra en Siria

Por Bill Van Auken, 7 julio 2016

La identificación de que los tres terroristas suicida vinieron de Rusia y ex repúblicas soviéticas apuntan a fuerzas geoestratégicas más amplias subyacentes en este ataque terrorista.

Candidato de Wall Street gana las elecciones en el Perú con el apoyo de la pseudo-izquierda

Por Armando Cruz, 7 julio 2016

Pablo Kuczynski, el Candidato de Wall Street, gana elecciones presidenciales con el apoyo de la pseudo-izquierda del Frente Amplio, un voto anti Fujimori con el fin de escojer el “mal menor”.

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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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240 Jahre seit der amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung

Von Andre Damon, 7. Juli 2016

Der Sieg der Amerikanischen Revolution gab der Französischen Revolution und allen nachfolgenden demokratischen, egalitären und sozialistischen Bewegungen den ideologischen und politischen Anstoß.

Nato-Gipfel in Warschau dient Kriegsvorbereitung gegen Russland

Von Johannes Stern, 7. Juli 2016

Die Maßnahmen, die das westliche Militärbündnis in der polnischen Hauptstadt beschließen will, werden die Kriegsgefahr in Europa weiter erhöhen.

Axel Honneth an der Humboldt-Universität: Ein Sozialismus, der keiner ist

Von Peter Schwarz, 7. Juli 2016

An der Berliner Humboldt-Universität sprachen die Philosophieprofessoren Axel Honneth und Christoph Menke, die SPD-Politikerin Gesine Schwan und die Linken-Politikerin Sahra Wagenknecht über „Die Aktualität des Sozialismus“.

Vier Thesen zu Axel Honneths „Die Idee des Sozialismus“

International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 7. Juli 2016

Den folgenden Text verteilte die Hochschulgruppe der International Youth and Students for Social Equality an der Berliner Humboldt-Universität am 5. Juli 2016 an die Besucher der Veranstaltung „Die Aktualität des Sozialismus“.

Frankreich: Neues Arbeitsgesetz per Notverordnung

Von Alex Lantier, 7. Juli 2016

Die Regierung der Sozialistischen Partei greift erneut auf den Verfassungsartikel 49-3 zurück, um das neue Arbeitsgesetz ohne Abstimmung durch die Nationalversammlung zu bringen.

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Perspective

The Chilcot verdict on Iraq: A war crime by British and US imperialism

7 July 2016

The Chilcot report provides conclusive proof that those responsible for the war have the blood of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, on their hands.

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Arts Review

Michael Cimino, director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate, dead at 77

By David Walsh, 7 July 2016

Cimino is best known as the director of The Deer Hunter (1978), which won numerous Academy Awards, and Heaven’s Gate (1980), which was denounced by leading critics, lost a great deal of money and severely damaged Cimino’s career.

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!

By Joanne Laurier, 28 June 2016

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89

The 2016 Australian Federal Elections

Australian voters speak on Brexit and the political issues facing the working class

By our reporters, 7 July 2016

The remarks of workers and young people underscored the widespread hostility towards the political establishment.

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

By our reporters, 6 July 2016

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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Obituary

Oversaw 1979 Chrysler concessions
Former UAW official Marc Stepp dies

By Shannon Jones, 7 July 2016

The sweeping concessions Stepp and other union officials imposed on Chrysler workers were a milestone in the corporatist degeneration of the UAW and the American labor movement as a whole.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

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

6 July 2016

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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Commentary

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

By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2016

Syriza government cuts pensions and privatises state property in Greece

By Katerina Selin, 6 July 2016

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

By Trevor Johnson, 6 July 2016

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

By Nick Barrickman, 6 July 2016

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

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

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

Elizabeth Warren campaigns with Clinton as possible running mate

By Josh Varlin, 28 June 2016

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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!