New UK Prime Minister Theresa May to head austerity government

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2016

May is a hard-line Thatcherite, who is considered capable of ruthlessly defending the interests of the ruling class.

Bailiffs and police break up another homeless camp in Manchester

By Dennis Moore, 14 July 2016

UK Labour’s governing body says Jeremy Corbyn will be on leadership ballot

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Following South China Sea ruling, Australian Labor Party again demands military action

By James Cogan, 14 July 2016

Australia’s central role in the US preparations for war with China has proceeded despite the misgivings of sections of the ruling elite.

Despite South China Sea crisis, EU deepens relations with China

By Alex Lantier, 14 July 2016

EU officials are pointedly refusing to endorse US and Filipino claims against China in the South China Sea, as laid out in Tuesday’s court ruling in The Hague.

Hague court decision sets stage for US confrontation with China

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EU shaken by Italian banking crisis

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 14 July 2016

European economic and financial experts anticipate that Italy’s banking crisis could trigger Europe’s next great crisis.

US Marines deploy to South Sudan

By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2016

The deployment, carried out in the name of protecting US citizens, marks the latest escalation in the drive by US imperialism to assert control over Sudan and its oil resources.

After endorsement, Sanders attempts to convince angry supporters to back Clinton

By Isaac Finn, 14 July 2016

Sanders is now engaged in the political alchemy of convincing the 13 million people who voted for him and other supporters that the deeply hated Clinton would champion their interests.

The predictable and pathetic end of Sanders’ “political revolution”

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

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Pauline Hanson’s One Nation returns to Australian parliament

By Mike Head, 14 July 2016

By posturing as an anti-elite candidate, Hanson exploits the social crisis caused by successive Labor and Coalition governments.

Podemos fractures after poor Spanish election result

By James Lerner and Paul Mitchell, 14 July 2016

Podemos’ poor election result reflects growing alienation from this pro-capitalist party, which repeatedly reassured the ruling class that it would protect their interests.

Canada expands role in US-led offensives on three fronts

By Roger Jordan, 14 July 2016

At the NATO summit, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged Canada to leading a new forward combat force in Latvia, committed additional troops to Iraq, and announced new funding for Afghan security forces.

NATO summit plans escalation against Russia in Eastern Europe, Middle East

Amid Brexit shocks, Indian elite seeks “new opportunities”

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 14 July 2016

The Indian government is attempting to use Britain’s exit from the EU to pursue its own economic and strategic interests.

West Virginia county rejects state-ordered education cuts

By Clement Daly, 14 July 2016

The state government is threatening to take control of the Boone County school district.

New in Russian

Девяносто лет с момента переворота ПилсудскогоСтратегия «Междуморья» — Часть 1«Междуморье» и русская революция

Клара Вайс, 14 июля 2016 г.

Это первая часть в серии статей, в которых рассматривается история стратегии «Междуморья», главные черты которой оформились еще в период, предшествовавший Первой мировой войне как буржуазно-националистической противоположности концепции Соединенных Социалистических Штатов Европы, защищавшейся Львом Троцким.

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El crisol de clases y las matanzas policiales en Louisiana y Minnesota

Por Andre Damon, 14 julio 2016

Millones de personas alrededor del mundo reaccionaron con confusión, indignación y repudio a los últimos videos e imágenes del asesinato a manos de la policía en los Estados Unidos.

¡Opongámonos al golpe Jeremy Corbin líder del Partido Laborista!

Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Gran Bretaña), 14 julio 2016

El PSI denuncia la campaña para destituir a Jeremy Corbyn como líder laborista. No sólo es esta campaña un ataque al derecho de los cientos de miles de miembros del Partido Laborista de determinar su liderazgo; también es una maniobra para virar la política hacia la derecha, que amenaza a la completa clase trabajadora.

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La décision de la CPA ouvre la voie à une confrontation des États-Unis avec la Chine

Par Peter Symonds, 14 juillet 2016

La décision prise mardi par la Cour permanente d’arbitrage (CPA) de la Haye de désigner comme « illégales » les actions de la Chine en mer de Chine méridionale donnent un prétexte supplémentaire aux États-Unis pour intensifier leur expansion militaire en Asie.

La prévisible et lamentable fin de la « révolution politique » de Sanders

Par Patrick Martin, 14 juillet 2016

La campagne de Sanders a été une leçon politique majeure pour des millions de jeunes et de travailleurs attirés par son appel à une « révolution politique» contre la « classe des milliardaires ».

Axel Honneth à l’université Humboldt de Berlin: un socialisme qui n’en est pas un

Par Peter Schwarz, 14 juillet 2016

Les professeurs de philosophie Axel Honneth et Christoph Menke, la politicienne Gesine Schwan et la dirigeante du parti Die Linke, Sahra Wagenknecht, ont parlé à l’université Humboldt de Berlin de la « pertinence du socialisme de nos jours. »

New in German

Das armselige Ende von Sanders' „politischer Revolution“

Von Patrick Martin, 14. Juli 2016

Sanders' Wahlkampf stellt für Millionen von Jugendlichen und Arbeitern, die sich von seinem Aufruf zur „politischen Revolution“ angesprochen fühlten, eine wichtige Lehre dar.

Weißbuch 2016: Ein weiterer Schritt zur Wiederbelebung des deutschen Militarismus

Von Johannes Stern, 14. Juli 2016

Am Mittwoch verabschiedete das Bundeskabinett das lange angekündigte „Weißbuch 2016 zur Sicherheitspolitik und zur Zukunft der Bundeswehr”.

PSG reicht über 3000 Unterstützungsunterschriften für Berlinwahl ein

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 14. Juli 2016

In den letzten Monaten hat die PSG in Berlin eine konzentrierte politische Kampagne geführt, Kundgebungen und Veranstaltungen abgehalten sowie mit tausenden Arbeitern und Jugendlichen diskutiert.

Bundestag verschärft Sexualstrafrecht

Von Christoph Vandreier, 14. Juli 2016

Die Gesetzesnovelle missbraucht ein emotional aufgeladenes Thema, um den Staat zu stärken und insbesondere gegen Flüchtlinge vorzugehen.

Haager Urteil schafft Voraussetzungen für amerikanische Konfrontation mit China

Von Peter Symonds, 14. Juli 2016

Die Entscheidung des Schiedshofs vom Dienstag, in der Chinas Vorgehen im Südchinesischen Meer als „illegal“ bezeichnet wurde, verschafft den USA einen weiteren Vorwand, ihre militärische Expansion in Asien zu beschleunigen.

Nato-Gipfel plant Eskalation gegen Russland

Von Alex Lantier, 14. Juli 2016

Tausende zusätzliche Soldaten und Panzer der USA werden nach Osteuropa entsandt.

Regierungskoalition gewinnt die Oberhauswahlen in Japan

Von Ben McGrath, 14. Juli 2016

Der Sieg der LDP verschafft Premierminister Shinzo Abe die notwendige Mehrheit, um die Verfassung im Sinn einer Remilitarisierung Japans zu ändern.

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Perspective

The Hague ruling: A dangerous step toward war

14 July 2016

The court decision on the South China Sea will heighten tensions and the risk that a minor incident spirals out of control and triggers a conflict between the US and China.

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Mehring Books

New book by David North
A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016

By David North, 11 July 2016

We publish here the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016 by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.

Commentary

The New York Times, Michael Eric Dyson and the politics of race

By Barry Grey, 14 July 2016

The Times is on guard and ready to denounce anything—a political development, a book, even a movie—that challenges its racialist agenda. This agenda has become more and more central as the class struggle has grown more intense.

Race, class and police murder in America

The World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 11 July 2016

A dangerous turn to economic nationalism

By Nick Beams, 12 July 2016

Obama in Dallas: Platitudes and lies on police killings

By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2016

Immigrants in Los Angeles denounce police repression worldwide

By our reporters, 13 July 2016

More on police violence in America »

Axel Honneth at Humboldt University: A socialism that is nothing of the sort

Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence

History

A reply to our critics
In Defense of the American Revolution

By Tom Mackaman, 14 July 2016

The American Revolution, the most progressive event in world history in its time, continues to inspire the struggle for equality.

“Ordinary people truly imbibed the principles of the American Revolution”
An interview with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of The Free State of Jones—Part 2

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 13 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!

Arts Review

The life and career of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

By David Walsh, 14 July 2016

The Iranian director will be best remembered and long honored for the series of feature films, including documentaries, that he made between 1987 and 1997.

Book Review
The Mare by Mary Gaitskill: Attention to social inequality—in her own way

By Sandy English, 12 July 2016

“Cinema has the potential to make us richer in spirit”—filmmaker Paul Cox (1940–2016)

By Richard Phillips, 11 July 2016

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP candidate for vice president takes socialist campaign to western Pennsylvania

By our reporter, 14 July 2016

SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth took his campaign to an area that has been economically devastated over the past three decades by layoffs in the steel industry

Supporters of SEP presidential campaign achieve write-in ballot status in Kentucky

By Naomi Spencer, 14 July 2016

Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized.

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

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 9 July 2016

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

22 June 2016

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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
The way forward after the Brexit vote

13 July 2016

Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 July 2016

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

9 July 2016

The 2016 US Elections

Amid nationwide protests against police violence
Officials prepare for mass repression at Republican National Convention in Cleveland

By Carlos Delgado, 13 July 2016

Democratic platform deal sets stage for Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton

By Jerry White, 12 July 2016

Elizabeth Warren campaigns with Clinton as possible running mate

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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

Canada’s elite rattled by Brexit vote

Signs of post-Brexit financial crisis mount

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25 years ago: Leaked cables creates furor over US provocation of Iraq

On July 12, 1991, the Washington Post published excerpts of secret State Department cables revealing the trap that was set by the US to provide a pretext for the bloody war against Iraq.

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50 years ago: US war in Vietnam deepens

On July 15, 1966, the US launched Operation Hastings, a large-scale Marine action whose stated aim was sweeping North Vietnamese fighters out of an area adjacent to the so-called demilitarized zone.

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75 years ago: Uprising in Montenegro against Italian occupation

On July 13, 1941 peasants, workers and youth in Montenegro erupted in an insurrection against Italian occupation forces one day after Mussolini announced he would annex Montenegro to fascist Italy.

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100 years ago: British troops launch surprise attack on the Somme

On July 14, 1916, 20,000 British troops attacked German lines near the Somme River, in northern France, at 3:25 a.m.

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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!