US stokes divisions over South China Sea at ASEAN summit

By Peter Symonds, 25 July 2016

The Philippines and Vietnam are at loggerheads with Cambodia over a reference in the final communiqué to the recent UN-backed court ruling negating China’s maritime claims.

US vice president’s trip triggers debate on US-China conflict

US vice-president makes menacing warning to China

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Corbyn and McDonnell plead with UK Labour Party right wing for “unity”

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 25 July 2016

The aim of the Blairites is not merely to depose Corbyn, but to thwart the growing anti-capitalist sentiment and yearning for fundamental social change among millions of people.

Leadership contest prompts mass sign-up to UK Labour Party

French president, British prime minister meet to discuss Brexit crisis

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

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Pentagon accuses Russia of targeting US-British Special Forces base in Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 25 July 2016

US-Russian tensions are surging in Syria, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to delay a further escalation of the war until after the 2016 US elections.

US air raids kill more than 200 civilians in northern Syria

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Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine: A supporter of war and big business

By Tom Hall, 25 July 2016

The selection of a figure with Kaine’s political resume is a clear indication of the right-wing administration that Clinton intends to form if she is elected president.

In signal to military, Hillary Clinton picks Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

Leaked emails show Democratic National Committee targeting Sanders campaign

By Isaac Finn, 25 July 2016

WikiLeaks released thousands of emails that detail the Democratic Party’s dirty dealings and collusion with mainstream media.

Democrats oversee record level of extreme poverty in Philadelphia

By Genevieve Leigh, 25 July 2016

The Democratic National Convention opens Monday in Philadelphia, a city where the Democrat's preside over extreme poverty, massive inequality and a dilapidated education system.

Trump delivers fascistic rant to conclude Republican National Convention

Republican convention opens: An obscene spectacle in Cleveland

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Severe heat wave spread across much of US

By Evan Blake, 25 July 2016

The heat wave crisis stems from global warming, which scientists have repeatedly warned will cause an ever-increasing frequency of extreme weather events.

Virginia Supreme Court orders revocation of voting rights for 200,000 felons

By Shelley Connor, 25 July 2016

The ruling, which passed 4-3, struck down an executive order that would have reinstated the voting rights of Virginians who had completed sentences for felonies.

Two more shootings by New Zealand police

By Chris Ross, 25 July 2016

The shooting of two men in separate incidents is part of an increasing resort to lethal force by police in response to the social crisis.

UK: National Health Service cardiac units to be cut

By Margot Miller, 25 July 2016

The cuts will reduce from 13 to 10 the number of units in the country dealing with congenital heart disease—a condition that mainly affects children.

New in French

Le président français et la première ministre britannique discutent la crise du Brexit

Par Alex Lantier, 25 juillet 2016

Hollande a tempéré sa position pour donner plus de temps à la Grande-Bretagne pour négocier sa sortie de l’UE, tout en réaffirmant le rôle de la Grande-Bretagne comme allié militaire clé de la France

Le voyage du vice-président américain déclenche un débat sur le conflit sino-américain

Par Mike Head et James Cogan, 25 juillet 2016

Une attaque à grande échelle de la Chine par les Etats-Unis deviendrait presque certainement une guerre nucléaire où périraient des millions de gens.

Les entreprises allemandes font des dons électoraux à Trump

Par Ulrich Rippert, 25 juillet 2016

Selon un article du quotidien Die Welt, plus de deux tiers des dons faits par de grandes sociétés allemandes pour la campagne américaine profitent aux Républicains

New in Spanish

El estado de emergencia permanente en Francia

Por Alex Lantier, 25 julio 2016

En medio de una crisis democrática burguesa y tensiones sociales por toda Europa, la élite dominante busca transicionar a formas dictatoriales de gobierno.

“No más guerras, nunca más!”: Afiches del PSG para las elecciones en Berlín

Por Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 25 julio 2016

La campaña del PSG vincula la lucha contra los recortes sociales y contra la guerra con su fuente, el capitalismo.

El golpe de Estado en Turquía amenaza a la clase obrera mundial

Por Bill Van Auken, 25 julio 2016

El intento de toma del poder por los militares en Turquía, un miembro clave de la OTAN clave y la sexta economía más grande mayor de Europa, es indicativo de peligros mucho más amplios en todo el mundo.

Estados Unidos desclasifica informe que revela el encubrimiento del 9/11

Por Bill Van Auken, 25 junio 2016

La sección abierta al público sobre la relación Saudí a los atentados del 9/11 expone la distorsión y uso de los ataques como un pretexto para la guerra.

¿Eran los Neandertales arquitectos?

Por Philip Guelpa, 25 julio 2016

Si se confirma la atribución de estas estructuras recientemente descubiertas a los neandertales, no sólo se reduciría aún más las diferencias intelectuales percibidas entre ellos y los humanos modernos, pero pondría significativamente más en el pasado los orígenes de tales comportamientos complejos, posiblemente indicando que era una herencia derivada de un ancestro común.

New in German

Der Amoklauf von München und die Amerikanisierung der deutschen Gesellschaft

Von Christoph Vandreier und Peter Schwarz, 24. Juli 2016

Man kann eine derart brutale Tat eines Jugendlichen nicht losgelöst von der allgemeinen gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen verstehen.

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Perspective

Democratic convention opens: An agenda of militarism and war

25 July 2016

The program of global militarism at the heart of the Clinton campaign is combined with the ferocious promotion of racial and gender politics.

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Commentary

The Munich shooting spree and the Americanization of German society

By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz, 25 July 2016

The massive police operation in Munich, as well as the reaction of many media outlets and politicians, showsthat the tragic event is being used to justify a new law-and-order campaign.

Massive police operation follows deadly attack on Munich shopping centre

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

Paul Krugman attacks Trump from the right on Russia

By Bill Van Auken, 23 July 2016

The promotion of racial politics and the US elections

The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy

By Bill Van Auken, 22 July 2016

State of emergency declared in Turkey

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Take up the fight against war, austerity and dictatorship!
Build the IYSSE on Australian campuses and schools!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 25 July 2016

Developments since the Australian federal election have underscored the preparations by the ruling elite for war with China and authoritarian forms of rule.

25 years ago: Last of Stalin’s henchmen dies

Lazar M. Kaganovich, the last surviving major accomplice of Joseph Stalin in his bloody crimes against the Soviet and international working class, died July 25, 1991, at the age of 97.

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50 years ago: Sellout contract in airline strike

On July 29, 1966, the leadership of the International Association of Machinists recommended acceptance of a sellout contract in an attempt to end a powerful strike that was crippling airline transportation.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets

On July 25, 1941, US President Roosevelt launched his most aggressive attack on Japan short of an outright declaration of war, freezing all Japanese assets in the US.

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100 years ago: Heavy losses in Battle of Pozières

This week in July, 1916, heavy fighting between Allied and German troops around the village of Pozières in northeast France led to some of the heaviest casualties on the Western Front during World War I.

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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.

The 2016 US elections

Leading US historians issue warning on the rise of Trump

By Gabriel Black, 20 July 2016

The pro-capitalist program of the US Green Party

By Tom Hall, 23 July 2016

The Republicans plumb the depths

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 20 July 2016

New York Times sees only “whiteness” at Republican convention

By David Walsh, 22 July 2016

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Video: Workers discuss social crisis in Philadelphia on eve of Democratic National Convention

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 23 July 2016

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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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) placed on ballot for Berlin election

By our reporter, 23 July 2016

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

“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.

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

By Tom Mackaman, 14 July 2016

“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