Hillary Clinton’s dishonest, empty acceptance speech

By David Walsh, 29 July 2016

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party nomination for president Thursday night. Everything about the final portion of the Democratic National Convention rang false.

With platform changes, Democrats seek to conceal record of attacks on public education

By Khara Sikhan, 29 July 2016

The end of the Sanders campaign: The political lessons

Democratic convention: Obama piles on more lies

War and the Democratic National Convention

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Labour donor’s legal effort to oust Corbyn fails

By Robert Stevens, 29 July 2016

Thursday's High Court ruling is the third blow in as many days to the Blairites’ attempt to oust Corbyn.

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

Washington funds death squads, concentration camps in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 29 July 2016

To secure Manila’s commitment for the US war drive against China, Secretary of State Kerry committed $32 million to President Duterte’s fascistic crackdown on drugs.

Philippine President Duterte delivers State of the Nation Address

Threat of third election looms in Spain

By Alejandro López, 29 July 2016

The situation in Spain is symptomatic of the crisis of the traditional bourgeois political system in Europe following the eruption of the 2008 global economic crisis.

As profits rise, Chrysler to end US passenger car production

By Shannon Jones, 29 July 2016

The ending of passenger car production puts a continued question mark over the fate of workers at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and Belvidere, Illinois Assembly.

US government investigates allegations Fiat-Chrysler falsified sales figures

Detroit sewage plant workers without water after water main break

By Dan Coles, 29 July 2016

During the length of the disruption, amidst the recent heat wave, plant personnel were without access to drinking water, air conditioning or the use of washroom facilities.

Water officials envision doubling of city of Flint water rates

By James Brewer, 29 July 2016

Michigan’s state treasurer warned that Flint’s already exorbitant water rates may double over the next five years.

State officials work to obscure water crisis in Flint

The political issues facing California teachers

By Kimie Saito, 29 July 2016

This year’s California Teachers Summit takes place amidst the continuing nationwide campaign to dismantle public education and expand for-profit charter schools.

Sri Lanka’s National Unity Government alliance extended

By Vilani Peiris, 29 July 2016

The deal is aimed at establishing a strong regime committed to Washington’s geo-political strategy and the imposition of the IMF’s austerity demands.

Military crackdown ahead of Thai constitutional referendum

By Tom Peters, 29 July 2016

The draft constitution empowers the military junta, which seized power in a 2014 coup, to continue its rule even if elections are held.

New in Russian

Конец кампании Сандерса: Политические уроки

Том Холл, 29 июля 2016 г.

Полная поддержка выдвижению Хиллари Клинтон, оказанная Берни Сандерсом, подтверждает анализ, проделанный Мировым Социалистическим Веб Сайтом с самого начала его кампании.

New in French

La fin de la campagne de Sanders : Les leçons politiques

Par Tom Hall, 29 juillet 2016

Le soutien total apporté par Bernie Sanders à la nomination de Hillary Clinton confirme l’analyse du World Socialist Web Site depuis le début de sa campagne.

Unifor et les Trois Grands de l'automobile utilisent les menaces de licenciements pour repousser les demandes des travailleurs de l'automobile canadiens

Par Carl Bronski, 29 juillet 2016

Avec les conventions collectives de 23.500 travailleurs de l'automobile canadiens qui viendront à échéance le 19 septembre, Unifor et les Trois Grands de l'automobile se préparent à échanger leurs propositions de contrat en vue d'un nouveau contrat de travail de quatre ans.

New in German

Krieg und der Parteitag der Demokraten

Von Andre Damon, 29. Juli 2016

Das große Unaussprechliche im Wahlkampf 2016 sind die weit fortgeschrittenen Kriegsvorbereitungen der USA gegen Russland und China.

Merkel kündigt drastische Staatsaufrüstung an

Von Ulrich Rippert, 29. Juli 2016

Merkel beschwor auf der Bundespressekonferenz den „Krieg gegen den Terror“ und eine umfassende Staatsaufrüstung. Zum rechtsterroristischen Anschlag in München verlor sie hingegen kein Wort.

Parteitag der Demokraten: Obama lügt weiter

Von Barry Grey, 29. Juli 2016

Obama beleidigt die Intelligenz der amerikanischen Bevölkerung, indem er die sinnlosen Parolen aus seinem Wahlkampf von 2008 noch einmal aufwärmt.

Das Ende von Sanders' Wahlkampf: die politischen Lehren

Von Tom Hall, 29. Juli 2016

Die Wandlung des falschen Sozialisten und echten Demagogen Bernie Sanders zum Clinton-Anhänger wurde von der WSWS von Anfang an präzise vorhergesagt.

Türkische Zeitung macht US-General hinter gescheitertem Putsch aus

Von Johannes Stern, 29. Juli 2016

Die Zeitung Yeni Safak berichtet von einer gigantischen, vom Pentagon und von der CIA unterstützten mehrmonatigen Operation, deren Vorbereitung Milliarden Dollar kostete.

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Perspective

Obama’s legacy: Identity politics in the service of war

29 July 2016

The Obama administration has marked the return of the Democrats to their roots as the premier party of US imperialism.

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Commentary

The New York Times, the state and the making of an amalgam
Who is James Bennet?

By Tom Hall, 29 July 2016

Bennet's family exemplifies the politically incestuous relationship between the media and the political establishment and state apparatus.

German Left Party leader polemicises against refugees
Calls for more police, signals support for NATO war policy

By Johannes Stern, 29 July 2016

Left Party leaders are attacking the German government from the right and calling for a tightening up of the policies that have led to a recent spate of violence.

The political bankruptcy of filmmaker Michael Moore and his “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win”

By David Walsh, 28 July 2016

Maryland state’s attorney clears police officers involved in killing of Freddie Gray of all charges

By Nick Barrickman, 28 July 2016

New Zealand Greens celebrate US warship visit

Will the US use Indian military bases to wage its Afghan War?

Arts Review

Chasing Asylum: Exposing Australia’s brutal refugee-detention regime

By Richard Phillips, 29 July 2016

The feature-length documentary is a harrowing account of the systematic cruelty and de-humanisation of asylum-seekers in Australia’s offshore detention centres.

Documentary director Eva Orner discusses Chasing Asylum

By Richard Phillips, 29 July 2016

The filmmaker explained to the WSWS why she decided to lift the veil of secrecy on Australia’s offshore refugee detention centres.

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

The 2016 US elections

New York Times concocts amalgam to link Trump and Putin in Democrats’ email scandal

By Isaac Finn, 28 July 2016

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

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

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

29 July 2016

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

Minnesota nurses’ union offers to cut health benefits after sellout of Allina strike

By Matt Rigel, 28 July 2016

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

“We should have socialized medicine in the United States”
Video: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in San Diego, California

By our reporters, 28 July 2016

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

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

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

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP Australia holds Third National Congress

By the Socialist Equality Party Australia, 27 July 2016

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

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

Book Review

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

By Eric London, 26 July 2016

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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