Trump delivers fascistic rant to conclude Republican National Convention

By Joseph Kishore, 22 July 2016

Donald Trump’s remarks combined empty demagogy with calls for an attack on immigrants, the restoration of “law and order” and the removal of all restraints on the accumulation of wealth.

Calls for violence, repression and war dominate day three of Republican Convention

Leading US historians issue warning on the rise of Trump

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US air raids kill more than 200 civilians in northern Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 22 July 2016

The slaughter in northern Syria gives a foretaste of the bloody offensives being prepared by Washington and its NATO allies against Raqqa and Mosul.

Obama’s “moderate rebels” behead 12-year-old in Syria

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Notes on police violence in America
North Miami police shoot unarmed man as he lay on the ground

By Isaac Finn, 22 July 2016

Charles Kinsey, the caregiver to an autistic man, was shot as he attempted to calm his patient and explain the situation to officers.

Massachusetts and New Hampshire state troopers arrested for assault on unarmed suspect

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Riots spread after Adama Traoré’s death in police custody near Paris

By our reporter, 22 July 2016

Traoré’s family and friends are disputing police claims that he died of a heart attack while in police custody, alleging that he was beaten to death by police.

France’s permanent state of emergency

Biden confirms US warship will visit New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 22 July 2016

The American visit, the first in more than 30 years, represents a significant further step in New Zealand’s integration into US war preparations against China.

US vice-president makes menacing warning to China

Biden visits New Zealand to strengthen military ties

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan take opposed stands on Hague court’s anti-China ruling

By Deepal Jayasekera, 22 July 2016

While India has lined up behind Washington in supporting the provocative ruling issued in The Hague, Pakistan has backed China’s rejection of it.

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The murky world of the UK’s Blairite anti-Corbyn coup plotters

By Robert Stevens, 22 July 2016

Leading figures in the plot to depose Corbyn were members of the US British-American Project, which was established during the 1980s with a mission “to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain.”

Three quarters of Labour MPs back renewal of UK nuclear missile system

Labour and Liberal Democrats plot new party in event of Corbyn’s re-election

Study shows funding down, tuition up at US public universities and colleges

By Buster Haycook, 22 July 2016

Years of cuts in state funding for public colleges and universities have driven up tuition and have led to faculty reductions, fewer course offerings and campus closings.

California, sixth largest economy in the world, has highest poverty rate in US

By Marc Wells, 22 July 2016

Home to 131 billionaires, making it the third in the world for number of billionaires, California is also the US state with the highest poverty rate.

California transportation workers reject sellout contract

After train attack in Bavaria
German cop says politicians have no right to question police violence

By Ulrich Rippert, 22 July 2016

Any critique of the actions of the police, who killed the attacker with a shot to the head, is to be suppressed.

Five injured in bloody train attack in southern Germany

Youth deaths highlight growth of UK private mental health services

By Dennis Moore, 22 July 2016

Nine young people have died since 2009 while being treated in private mental health units across the UK.

US and Chinese officials visit Sri Lanka, highlighting growing regional tensions

By K. Ratnayake, 22 July 2016

China has attempted to strengthen its relations with Sri Lanka since the US-inspired regime-change that ousted former President Mahinda Rajapakse.

New in Turkish

Türkiye'de olağanüstü hal ilan edildi

Jean Shaoul, 22 Temmuz 2016

Türkiye Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Çarşamba günü, üç aylık bir olağanüstü hal ilan etti.

Ankara’daki adamımız: ABD büyükelçisi ABD'nin Türkiye'deki darbedeki rolünü inkar ediyor

Bill Van Auken, 22 Temmuz 2016

Darbe girişimini izleyen günlerde, hem Obama yönetimi hem de ABD'deki büyük şirket medyası, önemli bir NATO müttefikinin seçilmiş hükümetine yönelik askeri bir darbenin önemi konusunda çok az nefes tüketildi.

New in French

L’État d'urgence permanent de la France

Par Alex Lantier, 22 juillet 2016

Au milieu d’une crise profonde de la démocratie bourgeoise et de tensions sociales extrêmes dans toute l’Europe, l’élite dirigeante vise à faire la transition entre la démocratie et des formes dictatoriales de gouvernement.

L’Etat d'urgence déclaré en Turquie

Par Jean Shaoul, 22 juillet 2016

La vitesse et l'ampleur de la purge après le coup d'Etat révèlent les tensions politiques et sociales qui déchirent la Turquie.

Le vice-président américain lance un avertissement menaçant à la Chine

Par Peter Symonds, 22 juillet 2016

Le discours de Biden à Sydney montre que les États-Unis ne toléreront aucune position ambivalente de Canberra et d’autres alliés régionaux dans le soutien à ses préparatifs de guerre dans la région Indo-Pacifique.

Syrie: les « rebelles modérés » d’Obama décapitent un jeune de 12 ans

Par Bill Van Auken, 22 juillet 2016

L’atrocité a été commise par une milice armée islamiste dont les membres ont reçu armes et salaires de la CIA

New in German

Unbefristeter Ausnahmezustand in Frankreich

Von Alex Lantier, 22. Juli 2016

Die bürgerliche Demokratie befindet sich überall in Europa in einer tiefen Krise; die gesellschaftlichen Beziehungen sind zum Zerreißen gespannt. Deshalb arbeiten die herrschenden Eliten daran, von demokratischen zu diktatorischen Herrschaftsformen überzugehen.

Ausnahmezustand in der Türkei

Von Jean Shaoul, 22. Juli 2016

Die Geschwindigkeit und das Ausmaß der Säuberungen nach dem Putschversuch zeigen, wie angespannt die politische und soziale Lage in der Türkei ist.

Deutsche Großunternehmen spenden für Trump

Von Ulrich Rippert, 22. Juli 2016

Laut einem Bericht der Welt lassen namhafte Großunternehmen aus Deutschland mehr als zwei Drittel ihrer Wahlkampfspenden den Republikanern zukommen.

Theresa May trifft Merkel und Hollande

Von Chris Marsden, 22. Juli 2016

Der Besuch der neuen britischen Premierministerin soll Deutschland und Frankreich mit den Folgen des Brexit aussöhnen. Mit dem Ausscheiden Großbritanniens bestimmen diese beiden Länder die Geschicke der Europäischen Union.

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Perspective

The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy

22 July 2016

The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule.

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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

New York Times sees only “whiteness” at Republican convention

By David Walsh, 22 July 2016

The newspaper currently treats individuals, events, movements, books, films and everything else that comes within its journalistic grasp almost exclusively through the prism of race.

The promotion of racial politics and the US elections

State of emergency declared in Turkey

By Jean Shaoul, 21 July 2016

Our man in Ankara: US ambassador denies US role in Turkish coup

The Turkish coup: A warning to the international working class

2016 US Elections

The Republicans plumb the depths

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 20 July 2016

Republican convention opens: An obscene spectacle in Cleveland

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Video: SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth speaks with workers in upstate New York

21 July 2016

New York City workers discuss police killings, inequality with SEP candidate

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 July 2016

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

22 July 2016

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

Arts Review

Our Kind of Traitor: Going with the current

By Joanne Laurier, 21 July 2016

Wiener-Dog: Todd Solondz continues to look critically at American life

By David Walsh, 20 July 2016

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

History

What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars?
Part 2: The imperialist exploitation of ethnic tensions on the Crimea—then and now

By Clara Weiss, 19 July 2016

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

A reply to our critics
In Defense of the American Revolution

“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

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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Socialist Equality Party

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

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