Afghan war veteran guns down five Dallas police

By Patrick Martin, 9 July 2016

The Dallas events take place in the context of an unrelenting campaign to portray the police killing of unarmed men in exclusively racial terms.

The police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota: The class issues

Protests erupt throughout the US against string of police killings

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Merkel calls for German rearmament ahead of NATO summit

By Johannes Stern, 9 July 2016

At the heart of the chancellor’s speech was a justification for war preparations against Russia, which NATO is slated to announce in Warsaw this weekend.

NATO convenes summit in Warsaw to make war preparations against Russia

Polish government puts Warsaw under effective martial law for NATO summit

By Dorota Niemitz, 9 July 2016

The government has put Warsaw under terrorist alert, allowing for implementation of the harsh security measures previously possible only under the martial law.

Australian parliamentarian calls for Iraqi war crimes trial

By James Cogan, 9 July 2016

Andrew Wilkie declared that he would like to see an international court to hear the “pretty compelling case” against George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard for war crimes.

Australian election outcome heightens divisions within the Greens

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 July 2016

Poor election results by the Greens have provoked bitter recriminations in the party's ranks.

Financial markets intervene in Australia’s political turmoil

The political issues posed by the Australian election crisis

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Canada’s elite rattled by Brexit vote

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 9 July 2016

While most of the establishment has deplored the vote by the UK to leave the EU, the pro-Quebec independence PQ and some Conservatives have hailed the assertion of “national sovereignty.”

US unemployment rate rises despite rebound in new jobs

By Tom Hall, 9 July 2016

The number of people counted as unemployed actually increased by 347,000, a higher figure than the number of jobs added.

Erie, Pennsylvania school district passes austerity budget with emergency funding

By Jason Melanovski, 9 July 2016

While the budget would keep high schools open for another year, deep cuts to programs and staff will continue.

San Joaquin County, California strikers sent back to work with no contract

By Genevieve Leigh, 9 July 2016

The Service Employee International Union ordered thousands of San Joaquin County workers to return to work after a three-day strike over unfair labor practices.

British fake bomb detectors withdrawn from Iraq following terrorist attacks

By Harvey Thompson, 9 July 2016

Thousands of Iraqis have died as a result of car and truck bombs since 2006, when the fake devices first came into use at checkpoints in Baghdad and Basra.

Chile’s “General Never Again” arrested for Caravan of Death killings

By Bill Van Auken, 9 July 2016

The prosecution of the general tapped to head the army by former Socialist Party President Roberto Lagos exposes the character of Chile’s so-called democratic transition.

Philippine police and vigilantes kill 72 during first week of Duterte government

By Joseph Santolan, 9 July 2016

Duterte is pursuing his fascistic agenda, including to reinstate the death penalty and to reduce the minimum age of criminal accountability as low as nine years.

Widespread destruction in China following floods

By Ben McGrath, 9 July 2016

At least 186 people have been killed, dozens remain missing and 32 million people have been affected overall.

New in Turkish

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.

New in Polish

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

NATO’s war summit in Warsaw

9 July 2016

NATO policy in Eastern Europe aims to permanently threaten Russia with all-out war while seeking to contain the alliance’s own escalating internal divisions.

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The UK Brexit crisis

The anti-working class politics of the pseudo-left
Left Unity endorses pro-EU offensive to overturn Brexit referendum

By Chris Marsden, 9 July 2016

Left Unity has lent its services to the campaign to mobilize sections of student youth and middle class professionals behind a pro-EU, anti-working class agenda.

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

Signs of post-Brexit financial crisis mount

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Video: West Virginia coal miners discuss social crisis with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 9 July 2016

Southern West Virginia, which holds a special place in the history of the class struggle in the US, is today mired in depression-like conditions.

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

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

Toward a socialist future: Children’s picture books after the Bolshevik Revolution

By Thomas Scripps, 9 July 2016

A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia, an exhibition at the House of Illustration gallery in London, brings to light the artistic impetus provided by the October Revolution to children’s book illustrations.

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!

Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meetings: The Australian election crisis and the way forward for the working class

9 July 2016

The SEP will explain the socialist and internationalist program that workers must take up in order to fight for their class interests. The meeting in Sydney will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Commentary

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

By Bill Van Auken, 8 July 2016

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

FBI director defends decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton

By Patrick Martin, 8 July 2016

More on the 2016 US elections »

Obama halts drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan

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

Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

9 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

Obituary

Oversaw 1979 Chrysler concessions
Former UAW official Marc Stepp dies

By Shannon Jones, 7 July 2016

The 2016 US Elections

Elizabeth Warren campaigns with Clinton as possible running mate

By Josh Varlin, 28 June 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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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!