Ex-Marine guns down three police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

By Patrick Martin, 18 July 2016

The attack, five miles from the store where Alton Sterling was killed by police on July 6, is the second multiple shooting of police in the United States in the past 10 days.

Over 80 arrested in weekend police violence protests

By Gabriel Black, 18 July 2016

The protests and arrests come following the police killings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana by police officers.

Fresno video shows police murder of Dylan Noble

Race, class and police murder in America

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After Nice attack, French government calls up military reserves

By Alex Lantier, 18 July 2016

Well before the political character of the mass killing in Nice has been clearly established, the French government is pushing for military escalation inside and outside France.

German Left Party and Greens: Warmongering after the attack in Nice

By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2016

Seizing on the murderous attack in southern France, two leading members of the German Left and Green parties demanded an intensified military intervention in Syria and Iraq.

Dozens murdered in possible terrorist attack in Nice, France

Illinois health insurer announces liquidation as Obamacare co-ops collapse

By Kristina Betinis, 18 July 2016

Land of Lincoln Health insurance co-op is set to close after posting more than $1 billion in losses over the last year.

Social inequality escalates in Denmark amid bonanza for banks and corporations

By Ellis Wynne, 18 July 2016

Denmark has fallen from the world’s most equal society at the beginning of the millennium to number 14 in the list of European countries.

Deep concerns in New Zealand ruling elite over Brexit vote

By John Braddock, 18 July 2016

Running through much of the media commentary is a growing alarm about potential instability, as well as a seething hostility to the working class.

Foreign minister resigns as Maldives political crisis intensifies

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 18 July 2016

Bitter infighting, driven by the geo-strategic demands of the US and India, is deepening within the Maldives ruling elite.

New in Russian

Девяносто лет с момента переворота ПилсудскогоСтратегия «Междуморья» — Часть 2«Междуморье» с 1921 по 1989 год

Клара Вайс, 18 июля 2016 г.

Это вторая 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 fallo de La Haya: Un paso agresivo hacia la guerra

Por Peter Symonds, 18 julio 2016

La decisión de la corte internacional sobre el Mar de China Meridional incrementará el riesgo de que el más mínimo incidente incite un conflicto militar entre Estados Unidos y China.

Axel Honneth en la Universidad Humboldt: Un socialismo que no es tal

Por Peter Schwartz, 18 julio 2016

En la Universidad Humboldt de Berlín, los profesores de filosofía, Axel Honneth y Christoph Menke y dos polítco, Gesine Sshwan (SPD) y Sahra Wagenkenect (Partido de Izquierda) discutieron sobre el socialismo actual.

Raza, clase social y matanzas policíacas en Estados Unidos

Por el Comité de Redacción del World Socialist Web Site, 18 julio 2016

La campaña para representar a un Estados Unidos desgarrado por odio racial sirve objetivos sociales y políticos definidos y reaccionarios.

La "Segunda era nuclear" de Washington

Por Andre Damon, 18 julio 2016

El programa millonario de modernización nuclear del gobierno de Obama crea las condiciones para el uso de armas atómicas.

New in French

Documents publiés sur la connexion saoudienne dans les attentats du 11 septembre: le camouflage révélé

Par Bill Van Auken, 18 juillet 2016

Le déclassement par les Etats-Unis de la section du rapport de la Commission sur les attentats du 11 septembre concernant le rôle de l’Arabie saoudite indique qu’on a délibérément déformé les faits et exploité les attaques pour faire la guerre.

Livre blanc 2016: un nouveau pas dans la relance du militarisme allemand

Par Johannes Stern, 18 juillet 2016

Le gouvernement allemand a adopté la semaine dernière le « Livre blanc 2016 » annoncé de longue date « sur la politique allemande de sécurité et l’avenir de la Bundeswehr ».

Québec: la loi 20 et la privatisation des soins de santé

Par Laurent Lafrance, 18 juillet 2016

Le gouvernement Couillard veut normaliser une pratique jusqu'ici illégale, soit la facturation des soins de santé essentiels.

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Perspective

The Turkish coup: A warning to the international working class

18 July 2016

The attempted seizure of power by the military in Turkey, a key NATO member and sixth largest economy in Europe, is indicative of far broader dangers across the globe.

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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 promotion of racial politics and the US elections

By Barry Grey, 18 July 2016

The central issue in the struggle against police violence and all attacks on democratic rights is the unification of the working class in a common struggle against capitalism.

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

What the coup against Jeremy Corbyn reveals about the Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 18 July 2016

Labour was, from its birth, dedicated to the defence of capitalism against the threat of international socialism.

UK Guardian’s Owen Jones offers apologia for anti-Corbyn coup

US releases Saudi documents: 9/11 coverup exposed

By Bill Van Auken, 16 July 2016

UK parliamentary debate buries Iraq War inquiry

By Robert Stevens, 16 July 2016

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

Incomes declining or stagnant for the vast majority in “rich” countries

By Gabriel Black, 16 July 2016

One year since Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

Arts Review

Musician-singer M.I.A dropped from Afropunk festival for criticizing Black Lives Matter

By David Walsh and Zac Corrigan, 18 July 2016

M.I.A. has every right to criticize Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, who travel in privileged circles around the Obamas and other leading Democratic Party figures.

A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss

By Bernd Reinhardt, 16 July 2016

The life and career of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Pittsburgh

By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2016

Niemuth spoke to workers and youth in Pittsburgh, a historic center of steel production that has been hard-hit by the economic crisis.

“We are suffering, struggling, and they’re getting richer and richer”
SEP campaigns in south Chicago area

By our reporters, 18 July 2016

Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned for presidential candidate Jerry White at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, a shopping center and a transit station Saturday.

SEP candidate Niemuth discusses attacks on public education with Erie residents

By Evan Winters, 16 July 2016

After Sanders, Green Party seeks to trap workers and youth within capitalist politics

By Jerry White, 15 July 2016

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

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

“No more war, ever!”: PSG presents posters for Berlin state election

By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 18 July 2016

The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism.

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) files over 3,000 signatures for Berlin state election

By our reporters, 16 July 2016

25 years ago: Wife of Greyhound strike frame-up victim appeals to New York union body

Karen Cawthra, the wife of imprisoned Greyhound driver Roger Cawthra, addressed a meeting of the Executive Council of Hospital Workers Local 1199 on Friday, July 19, 1991.

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50 years ago: North Vietnam proposes war crimes trials

On July 19, 1966, the government of North Vietnam announced that US airmen held as prisoners of war would be tried as war criminals.

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75 years ago: Churchill denies Stalin’s request for a Western front

On July 18, 1941, with the German Wehrmacht already punching deep into the USSR, Stalin wrote to Churchill appealling for a common front against Hitler.

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100 years ago: Mass transit strike in New York

On July 22, 1916, streetcar workers in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and New Rochelle, and New York City, walked off the job, precipitating what one historian described as “the era’s greatest industrial crisis.”

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2016 US Elections

Trump chooses right-wing Indiana governor as running mate

By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2016

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

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

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History

What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars?
Part 1: The Russian Revolution and the fate of the Crimean Tatars

By Clara Weiss, 16 July 2016

A reply to our critics
In Defense of the American Revolution

By Tom Mackaman, 14 July 2016

Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence

“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

Science

One year since the New Horizons flyby of Pluto

By Bryan Dyne, 15 July 2016

Socialist Equality Party

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 UK Brexit crisis

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

13 July 2016

New UK Prime Minister Theresa May to head austerity government

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2016

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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