Democratic convention: Sanders caps off a day of deceit and demagogy

By Barry Grey, 26 July 2016

Bernie Sanders sought to turn reality on its head by presenting Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as fighters for the interests of the common people.

Protesters at Democratic Convention denounce nomination of Hillary Clinton

By our reporters, 26 July 2016

Democratic convention opens: An agenda of militarism and war

Paul Krugman attacks Trump from the right on Russia

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

More on the 2016 US elections »

UK government steps up its role in NATO warmongering

By Harvey Thompson, 26 July 2016

The vote to renew Trident came 10 days after the NATO summit in Warsaw, at which then Prime Minister David Cameron made clear Britain’s commitment to aggression against Russia.

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

Russian athletes to participate in summer Olympics under discriminatory regime

By David Levine, 26 July 2016

The International Olympic Committee will allow Russian athletes to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games if they can convince sports authorities they are innocent of doping.

Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion

By Shannon Jones, 26 July 2016

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo follows the sellout of the 45-day strike by 39,000 workers by the Communications Workers of America.

Lessons of the Verizon strike

Boone County, West Virginia school board imposes cuts to public education

By Clement Daly, 26 July 2016

Under threat of a state takeover, the Boone County school board imposed deep cuts last week in its new budget while slashing wages and benefits for employees and retirees.

Unifor and Detroit Three use job threats to beat back demands of Canadian autoworkers

By Carl Bronski, 26 July 2016

With labour agreements covering 23,500 Canadian autoworkers expiring on September 19, Unifor and the Big Three are preparing to exchange proposals for a new four-year deal.

Lack of job protection for European pilots turns dream job into nightmare

By Marianne Arens, 26 July 2016

A growing number of pilots in Europe are compelled to accept short-term contracts, sham self-employment and insecure employment relations.

Philippine President Duterte delivers State of the Nation Address

By Joseph Santolan, 26 July 2016

Duterte’s speech was a repugnant mixture of proposals to assist big business in the exploitation of cheap labor and statements sanctioning the murder of alleged criminals.

Post-election rifts intensify in Australian Greens

By Mike Head, 26 July 2016

Founding party leader Bob Brown publicly called for the ousting of the Greens’ executive in New South Wales.

Australian artists and students speak out against closure of fine arts college

By our reporters, 26 July 2016

Many within the arts community have denounced the plans to amalgamate Sydney’s three main arts colleges into one “super-campus.”

New in Russian

Девяносто лет с момента переворота Пилсудского
Стратегия «Междуморья» — Часть 4
Подготовка НАТО к войне с Россией

Клара Вайс, 26 июля 2016 г.

Это четвертая 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.

New in French

La première ministre britannique rencontre Merkel et Hollande à propos du Brexit

Par Chris Marsden, 26 juillet 2016

Suite au vote en faveur du Brexit, la visite de la première ministre britannique Theresa May est censé rassurer les deux pays formant l’axe politique de l’Union européenne.

New in German

Nominierungsparteitag der US-Demokraten: Militarismus und Krieg als Programm

Von Barry Grey, 26. Juli 2016

Der Militarismus, der das Zentrum von Clintons Wahlkampf ausmacht, ist mit einer heftigen Propagierung von Rassen- und Genderpolitik verbunden.

Polizeiaufmarsch in München – ein Angriff auf die Demokratie

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 26. Juli 2016

Der Amoklauf eines 18-Jährigen in München diente als Vorwand, seit langem vorbereitete Notstandspläne in die Tat umzusetzen und den Ausnahmezustand zu proben.

Schere zwischen Arm und Reich in Deutschland größer als bisher bekannt

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 26. Juli 2016

Ein Beitrag des ARD-Magazins Monitor vom 14. Juli beschäftigt sich mit neuen Zahlen zu den Topverdienern in Deutschland und kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass die Schere zwischen Arm und Reich stärker auseinanderklafft als bisher bekannt.

Corbyn und McDonell rufen zur Einheit mit den Labour-Rechten auf

Von Robert Stevens und Chris Marsden, 26. Juli 2016

Die Blair-Fraktion will nicht nur Corbyn absetzen, sondern vor allem verhindern, dass die weit verbreitete antikapitalistische Stimmung zunimmt und sich ein Verlangen nach grundlegenden sozialen Veränderungen weiter ausbreitet.

Free State of Jones: Ein Dreifachhoch!

Von Joanne Laurier, 26. Juli 2016

Der Film von Gary Ross lässt ein äußerst interessantes, aber nur wenig bekanntes Kapitel der amerikanischen Geschichte wieder aufleben.

Das Pentagon beschuldigt Russland britisch-amerikanische Stützpunkte in Syrien angegriffen zu haben

Von Thomas Gaist, 26. Juli 2016

Die Spannungen zwischen den USA und Russland in Syrien steigen rasch an, obwohl Obama versucht hat, eine weitere Eskalation auf die Zeit nach den US-Wahlen im Herbst zu verschieben.

New York Times sieht auf Republikaner-Konvent nur „Weiße“

Von David Walsh, 26. Juli 2016

Die Rassenfrage steht bei der Times und den Demokraten im Zentrum des Wahlkampfs. Diese Taktik soll nicht nur Hillary Clinton ins Weiße Haus bringen, sie spaltet auch die arbeitende Bevölkerung.

US-Vizepräsident stößt Debatte über amerikanisch-chinesischen Konflikt an

Von Mike Head und James Cogan, 26. Juli 2016

Ein Angriff der USA auf China würde so gut wie sicher in einem Atomkrieg mit Millionen Todesopfern enden.

Other Languages

Perspective

“Socialist Convergence”: A gathering of political bankrupts in Philadelphia

26 July 2016

In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, an array of organizations in the orbit of the Democratic Party are meeting this week to discuss a new political trap for the working class.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Massive police operation in Munich—an attack on democracy

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 25 July 2016

The shooting spree by an 18-year-old in Munich is serving as a pretext to implement long-standing emergency plans and a state of emergency.

The Munich shooting spree and the Americanization of German society

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

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!

Book Review

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

By Eric London, 26 July 2016

A 2008 book by Professor David Williams provides a mountain of evidence refuting the claim that the recent film Free State of Jones, directed by Gary Ross, presented “a quasi-historical” approach to the American Civil War and social conflict in the Confederacy.

Arts Review

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, season 4: Does the positive outweigh the negative?

By Ed Hightower, 26 July 2016

The fourth season of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, the comedy-drama set in a fictional women’s federal prison, is now available.

Our Kind of Traitor: Going with the current

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

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

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP candidates to participate in live discussion July 27 on Democratic convention

26 July 2016

The Socialist Equality Party will be hosting a live discussion Wednesday night at 8pm EST with its candidates for president and vice president of the US, Jerry White and Niles Niemuth.

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

SEP public meetings review political lessons of Australian election

By our reporters, 26 July 2016

Explosive political developments in the past weeks have vindicated the analysis and perspective fought for by the SEP in the July 2 federal election.

Australian workers and youth voice interest in SEP’s perspective

By our reporters, 26 July 2016

Attendees speak about their concerns over US plans for war against China and the government’s austerity agenda.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

26 July 2016

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

Commentary

US stokes divisions over South China Sea at ASEAN summit

By Peter Symonds, 25 July 2016

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

More on the South China Sea crisis »

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

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 25 July 2016

Leadership contest prompts mass sign-up to UK Labour Party

More on the British Labour Party election »

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.

More »

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.

More »

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.

More »

 

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.

More »

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

Leaked emails show Democratic National Committee targeting Sanders campaign

By Isaac Finn, 25 July 2016

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

The promotion of racial politics and the US elections

More on the 2016 US elections »