NATO convenes summit in Warsaw to make war preparations against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2016

The measures to be decided on by the western military alliance in the Polish capital will further escalate the threat of war in Europe.

German arms exports almost doubled in 2015

By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2016

UK: Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn refuses to call Tony Blair a war criminal

By Chris Marsden, 8 July 2016

Corbyn’s silence is his response to the efforts by 80 percent of Labour MPs, led by the Blairite wing of the party, to remove him as party leader.

Protests erupt throughout the US against string of police killings

By Tom Hall, 8 July 2016

Philando Castile's fiancée livestreamed the aftermath of the grisly shooting, which occurred during a traffic stop Wednesday evening.

Protests erupt following brutal police killing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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FBI director defends decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton

By Patrick Martin, 8 July 2016

FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday about his decision not to bring criminal charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

FBI rejects criminal charges against Clinton in email investigation

Hillary Clinton uses Atlantic City casino strikers as campaign props

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In wake of Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in 2010
Obama administration issued over 1,000 offshore fracking permits in Gulf of Mexico

By Gary Joad, 8 July 2016

The United States has surpassed Saudi Arabia in daily oil production, primarily due to an increase in fracking.

Financial markets intervene in Australia’s political turmoil

By Mike Head, 8 July 2016

Standard & Poor’s has decreed that the next government must “forcefully” impose severe cuts to social spending and other austerity measures.

Australian election crisis fuels rifts in governing Coalition

The political issues posed by the Australian election crisis

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French parliamentary report on terror attacks calls for new police powers

By Alex Lantier, 8 July 2016

The report, which evades the role of the imperialist war in Syria in creating the Islamist networks that carried out the attacks, is awash with contradictions and evasions.

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

Protests against utility hikes in Kiev

By Andrea Peters, 8 July 2016

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Ukraine’s capital to march against further increases in the cost of basic services, which have already tripled since late 2013.

Chinese Walmart workers engage in wildcat strikes

By Linda Tenenbaum, 8 July 2016

The strike has spread rapidly, with Walmart workers determined to reach out to their national and international co-workers.

Deepening social inequality in New Zealand

By Tom Peters and Chris Ross, 8 July 2016

The richest 10 percent now control 60 percent of the country’s wealth, while the working class is suffering from soaring housing costs and cuts to welfare services.

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ABD’nin Rusya ile askeri işbirliği teklifinin ardındakiler
Washington Suriye’deki rejim değişikliği savaşını tırmandırmayı planlıyor

Thomas Gaist, 8 Temmuz 2016

Washington, tam da Suriye’de askeri varlığını arttırır ve ABD askeri şiddetini daha da tırmandırmaya hazırlanırken Moskova ile Suriye’deki askeri işbirliğini arttırmayı teklif ediyor.

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Co dalej po referendum w sprawie Brexitu

Oświadczenie Socjalistycznej Partii Równości (Wielka Brytania), 7. Juli 2016

Wynik referendum w sprawie członkostwa Wielkiej Brytanii w Unii Europejskiej jest katastrofalnym wydarzeniem w brytyjskiej, europejskiej i światowej polityce, zwiastującym okres ogromnej destabilizacji i politycznego zamieszania.

Wynik referendum w sprawie Brexitu nasila napięcia w Europie

Peter Schwarz, 7. Juli 2016

Zeszłotygodniowy wynik referendum w Wielkiej Brytanii spotkał się ze wzmożonym pędem Niemiec do zdobycia dominacji nad kontynentem europejskim.

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Chilcot-Bericht zum Irakkrieg: Ein Kriegsverbrechen des britischen und amerikanischen Imperialismus

Von Julie Hyland, 8. Juli 2016

Der Untersuchungsbericht liefert eindeutige Beweise dafür, dass die Politiker, die für den Krieg verantwortlich sind, das Blut von Hunderttausenden, wenn nicht Millionen Menschen an den Händen haben.

Regierungserklärung zum Nato-Gipfel: Ein Plädoyer für Militarismus und Krieg

Von Johannes Stern, 8. Juli 2016

Im Zentrum von Merkels Rede stand die Rechtfertigung der Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Russland, die am Wochenende in Warschau beschlossen werden sollen.

90 Jahre seit dem Coup von Pilsudski
Die Strategie des Intermariums
Teil 1: Das Intermarium und die russische Revolution

Von Clara Weiss, 8. Juli 2016

Diese Artikelserie behandelt die Geschichte der Intermariums-Strategie, einer Allianz von rechten, nationalistischen Regimen in Osteuropa, die sich in erster Linie gegen die Sowjetunion richtete.

Lufthansa: Ufo akzeptiert Angriff auf Flugbegleiter

Von Marianne Arens, 8. Juli 2016

Mit ihrer Zustimmung zum Schlichterspruch geben die Gewerkschaften Ufo und IGL die sichere Altersvorsorge preis und akzeptieren ein Zweiklassensystem in der Kabine.

US-Studienzentrum der Universität Sydney: Ein Bollwerk für Kriegspropaganda

Von Oscar Grenfell, 8. Juli 2016

Mehrere regierungsnahe Institutionen in Australien wie das United States Studies Centre widmen sich der geopolitischen Strategieentwicklung und Propagierung von Militarismus.

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Perspective

The police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota: The class issues

8 July 2016

Millions of people around the world have reacted with shock, outrage and revulsion at the latest videos and images of police murder in the United States.

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Commentary

The New York Times on the Chilcot report on Iraq war: “Nothing new here”

By Bill Van Auken, 8 July 2016

During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the Times provided invaluable assistance to the Bush administration in dragging the American people into a criminal war based on lies.

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

IMF chief points to war danger

By Nick Beams, 8 July 2016

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde warned against the dangers posed by the prospect of a “wave of protectionism.”

Signs of post-Brexit financial crisis mount

By Nick Beams, 7 July 2016

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Obama halts drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan

By Thomas Gaist, 7 July 2016

US planners prepare air war on China

By Peter Symonds, 7 July 2016

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

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 7 July 2016

Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

8 July 2016

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

UK junior doctors vote to reject contract

By Paul Mitchell, 7 July 2016

Canada Post moves to lock out 50,000 workers

By Roger Jordan, 7 July 2016

Arts Review

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

By David Walsh, 7 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!

By Joanne Laurier, 28 June 2016

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89

Obituary

Oversaw 1979 Chrysler concessions
Former UAW official Marc Stepp dies

By Shannon Jones, 7 July 2016

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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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

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!