Democratic convention nominates Hillary Clinton

By Barry Grey, 27 July 2016

The official nomination of Clinton was part of a carefully-scripted spectacle designed to portray a corrupt and reactionary capitalist party as a vehicle of progress.

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

Protesters at Democratic Convention denounce nomination of Hillary Clinton

DNC’s leaked emails expose corrupt funding practices within the Democratic Party

By Isaac Finn, 27 July 2016

Internal Democratic National Committee emails detail the funneling of donations to the DNC and Clinton campaign, as well as perks to large contributors.

Leaked emails show Democratic National Committee targeting Sanders campaign

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Two ISIS supporters shot dead after slaying a priest in France

By Kumaran Ira, 27 July 2016

The two attackers were summarily executed by elite police units as they left a church, where they had slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest.

Three French soldiers killed during secret military operations in Libya

By Anthony Torres, 27 July 2016

The incident underscores the illegal character of the ongoing military operations in Libya, which are being carried out behind the backs of the French people.

Knife attack in Japan leaves 19 disabled people dead

By Peter Symonds, 27 July 2016

No serious attempt has been made in the Japanese or international media to probe any of the underlying social and political causes of the killing spree.

Children systematically abused in Australian juvenile prison

By Terry Cook, 27 July 2016

There is widespread outrage over the revelations, which include footage similar to the images of hooding and torture that emerged from the US-run Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq

Opposition parties meet with Turkish President Erdogan

By Halil Celik, 27 July 2016

An intensive media propaganda campaign is underway aimed at whitewashing the highest level of the Turkish military and declaring it innocent of involvement in the failed coup of July 15.

The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy

UK: Labour Party’s women MPs stage provocation to justify a purge of party members

By Chris Marsden, 27 July 2016

In the McCarthyite smear campaign of the Labour right wing, not a single claim of intimidation made against Corbyn and his supporters has been substantiated.

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

Deadly heat wave hits central and eastern US

By Catherine Long, 26 July 2016

Years of attacks on living standards have left Detroit and areas of the Midwest and East Coast vulnerable to deaths from extreme heat events.

Sand fire rages in Southern California; 10,000 homes evacuated

By Adam Mclean, 27 July 2016

The wildfire in Santa Clarita, strengthened by an ongoing heatwave, has so far destroyed 18 homes and resulted in one death.

CUPW blocks strike action; touts plans to boost Canada Post’s profits

By Laurent Lafrance, 27 July 2016

The postal workers’ union is thwarting any job action against Canada Post’s sweeping concession demands and promoting the big business Liberal government’s postal review.

UK steel industry jobs threatened following Brexit vote

By Danny Richardson, 27 July 2016

Some 11,000 steel workers’ jobs and thousands more in supply firms are threatened by the crisis over the future of Tata UK’s operations.

Gap between rich and poor in Germany larger than previously thought

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 27 July 2016

A German news report reveals new numbers on Germany’s top earners and concludes that the divide between the rich and poor is much greater than previously recognized.

Nepal’s prime minister steps down

By W.A. Sunil, 27 July 2016

Oli’s resignation was largely driven by India’s determination, working closely with the US, to undercut Beijing’s growing influence in Nepal.

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La convention démocrate : Sanders couronne une journée de tromperie et de démagogie

Par Barry Grey, 27 juillet 2016

Bernie Sanders a cherché à mettre la réalité à l’envers en présentant Hillary Clinton et le Parti démocrate comme des combattants des intérêts des gens ordinaires

Trois militaires français morts dans une opération clandestine en Libye

Par Anthony Torres, 27 juillet 2016

Les opérations françaises, menées sans l'approbation du régime fantoche libyen et derrière le dos de la population française, ont un caractère illégal.

La tuerie de Munich et l’américanisation de la société allemande

Par Christoph Vandreier et Peter Schwarz, 27 juillet 2016

L’opération policière massive qui s’est déroulée à Munich tout comme les réactions de nombreux organes de presse et de politiciens montrent que ce tragique événement est utilisé pour justifier une nouvelle campagne sécuritaire.

Le Canada ira en guerre en Afrique

Par Roger Jordan, 27 juillet 2016

Le ministre de la Défense et le commandant en chef de l'armée du Canada affirment que le gouvernement libéral va bientôt envoyer des soldats en Afrique.

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„Socialist Convergence “ in Philadelphia:
Pseudolinke versuchen Sanders‘ Kniefall zu überdecken

Von Joseph Kishore, 27. Juli 2016

Nachdem Bernie Sanders sich hinter Clinton gestellt hat, beraten pseudolinke Gruppen über neue Mittel und Wege, die Arbeiterklasse in die Fänge der Demokratischen Partei zu locken.

Anschlag von Ansbach: die tatsächlichen Ursachen der Gewalt

Von Christoph Vandreier, 27. Juli 2016

Der Selbstmordanschlag eines offenbar psychisch gestörten Menschen wird von Politikern aller Parteien missbraucht, um gegen Flüchtlinge zu hetzen und die Staatsaufrüstung voranzutreiben.

Wagenknecht und die Linkspartei: Gegen Flüchtlinge, für Polizei und Nato

Von Johannes Stern, 27. Juli 2016

Die Linkspartei reagiert auf den schrecklichen Amoklauf in München und den Anschlag in Ansbach mit einem weiteren Rechtsruck.

Sanders krönt Demagogie der Demokratischen Partei

Von Barry Grey, 27. Juli 2016

Bernie Sanders versuchte, die Realität auf den Kopf zu stellen und Hillary Clinton und die Demokraten als Kämpfer für die Interessen der einfachen Bevölkerung darzustellen.

ASEAN-Gipfel:
USA schüren Spannungen im Südchinesischen Meer

Von Peter Symonds, 27. Juli 2016

Auf dem Gipfeltreffen der ASEAN-Staaten zeichnete sich eine Spaltung nach US- und China-freundlichen Staaten ab.

Britische Regierung an vorderster Front der Nato-Kriegstreiberei

Von Harvey Thompson, 27. Juli 2016

Nur zehn Tage nach dem Nato-Gipfeltreffen in Warschau stimmte das britische Unterhaus für die Erneuerung des Atomwaffenprogramms „Trident“.

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Perspective

War and the Democratic National Convention

27 July 2016

The great unmentionable in the 2016 election is the far-advanced US preparation for military conflict against Russia and China.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Sanders heaps praise on the “billionaire class’s” chosen candidate

By Jerry White—SEP (US) candidate for president, 27 July 2016

From the beginning the Sanders campaign was a political trap to corral social opposition and contain it within the Democratic Party.

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

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

26 July 2016

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Commentary

The Guardian: Apologist for nuclear war

By Laura Tiernan, 27 July 2016

Claiming to stand for progressive opinion, the Guardian’s role is to police public discourse, upholding at all times the strategic imperatives of imperialism.

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

Philippine President Duterte delivers State of the Nation Address

By Joseph Santolan, 26 July 2016

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

By Carl Bronski, 26 July 2016

Socialist Equality Party

SEP Australia holds Third National Congress

By the Socialist Equality Party Australia, 27 July 2016

The Congress provided the political grounding for the campaign conducted by the SEP in the July 2 Australian federal election.

The Socialist Equality Party and the fight to build an international anti-war movement

27 July 2016

The following resolution was adopted at the Third National Congress of the SEP (Australia), which took place in Sydney from April 24 to 26, 2016.

SEP public meetings review political lessons of Australian election

By our reporters, 26 July 2016

Australian workers and youth voice interest in SEP’s perspective

SEP public meeting in Colombo: Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 27 July 2016

The meeting will discuss the strikes and protests emerging in Sri Lanka against the Sirisena government and advance the socialist alternative.

Arts Review

Alexander Sokurov’s Francofonia: The Louvre during the Nazi occupation

By Dorota Niemitz, 27 July 2016

The film traces the history of the Louvre Museum’s art collection under conditions of war, while proposing a pessimistic view of human culture and its future.

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

By Ed Hightower, 26 July 2016

Our Kind of Traitor: Going with the current

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.

The 2016 US elections

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

By Tom Hall, 25 July 2016

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Massive police operation in Munich—an attack on democracy

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 25 July 2016

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!

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.

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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