Suicide bombing kills 51 at wedding in Turkey

By Alex Lantier, 22 August 2016

The atrocity is the bloody outcome of years of incitement of Islamist terror and ethnic warfare in Syria by Washington and its imperialist allies in Europe.

American jets scramble against Syrian aircraft bombing Kurdish rebels

“Human rights” propaganda campaign paves way for military escalation in Syria

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UK Labour leader Corbyn silent on right-wing coup attempt at Sheffield rally

By Robert Stevens, 22 August 2016

Repeated calls for party unity were made by all the speakers at the Sheffield rally, passing over the efforts of Labour’s right-wing to oust leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Workers and youth speak on Corbyn and the British Labour Party

By our reporters, 22 August 2016

UK media denounces Corbyn’s refusal to support war with Russia

Britain’s Financial Times calls on anti-Corbyn plotters to prepare Labour split

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Syriza government oversees clampdown on refugee shelters in Greece

By John Vassilopoulos, 22 August 2016

Syriza’s inhumane treatment of refugees is entirely in line with the wider policy of the EU, which is fortifying its borders against those attempting to flee imperialist wars.

Mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads to Miami Beach, Florida

By Matthew MacEgan, 22 August 2016

The CDC has issued a travel advisory, warning pregnant women not to visit the area.

New video shows Los Angeles Police Department officers kill 56-year-old man in jail

By John Andrews, 22 August 2016

A recently released video depicts six officers Tasing and choking to death 56-year-old grandfather Vachel Howard in a Los Angeles jail in 2012.

In bid to quash anger, Chicago cops face firing over Laquan McDonald murder

By Alexander Fangmann, 22 August 2016

The seven cops are among ten recommended for termination in a recent city inspector general’s report issued even as police violence continues.

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Minnesota nurses authorize open-ended strike against Allina

By Matt Rigel, 22 August 2016

The MNA has refused to call a strike, even though nurses have once again overwhelmingly rejected Allina Health’s demands for cuts to health care benefits and heavier workloads.

Massive job cuts planned in South Korean shipbuilding industry

By Ben McGrath, 22 August 2016

Workers are bearing the brunt of the industry’s financial instability, while the trade unions work to prevent a unified struggle.

Australian government seizes on NAPLAN test scores to justify budget cuts

By Patrick Kelly, 22 August 2016

The NAPLAN scores are being used to prepare the ground for new austerity measures for public schools and attacks on teachers’ conditions.

New in Spanish

Las inundaciones en Luisiana—un fracaso del capitalismo estadounidense

Por Patrick Martin, 22 agosto 2016

Once años después del Huracán Katrina, la infraestructura social y el sistema político estadounidense siguen sin estar preparados para un desastre natural.

La Casa Blanca pretende encubrir la crisis migratoria centroamericana

Por Andrea Lobo, 22 agosto 2016

El nuevo acuerdo con Costa Rica, que recibirá temporalmente a 200 de los 140.000 centroamericanos que buscan asilo, pretende darle una imagen humanitaria a una política inhumana.

Seudoizquierda y política de identidad: RIO se solidariza con Gina-Lisa e incita la ley y el orden

Por Johannes Stern, 22 agosto 2016

A medida que crece la inquina contra la desigualdad social y la guerra, la seudoizquierda usan la política de identidad sexual, racial, religiosa, para exigir un “estado fuerte”.

New in French

Des chasseurs américains sont mobilisés contre des avions syriens bombardant des rebelles kurdes

Par Alex Lantier, 22 août 2016

Au moment où les forces kurdes en Syrie soutenues par les États-Unis s’affrontent aux forces prorégime soutenues par la Russie, l’Iran et la Chine, la guerre au Moyen-Orient menace de dégénérer en conflit mondial total.

La classe dirigeante et le spectre de Léon Trotsky

Par Chris Marsden, 22 août 2016

Soixante-six ans après son assassinat par un agent stalinien, Trotsky reste non seulement une grande personnalité historique mais aussi une figure politique d’une importance capitale à l’époque contemporaine.

A propos de la mort de l’historien allemand Ernst Nolte

Par Christophe Vandreier et Peter Schwarz, 22 août 2016

Nolte est tristement célèbre pour avoir déclenché l’Historikerstreit (Querelle des historiens) en 1986 dû à sa minimisation du rôle du national-socialisme et des pires crimes de l’histoire de l’humanité

Pseudo-gauche et politique identitaire : RIO se solidarise avec « Gina-Lisa » et promeut la Loi et l'Ordre

Par Johannes Stern, 22 août 2016

Tandis que l’opposition à l’inégalité sociale et à la guerre continue de croître, les organisations pseudo de gauche utilisent la politique identitaire pour prôner le renforcement des pouvoirs de l’État.

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Perspective

Media, Democrats cover up Trump’s fascistic politics

22 August 2016

Last week’s reshuffle has put the Trump campaign under the leadership of an ultra-right publisher linked to “white nationalist” and other fascistic tendencies.

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Commentary

The Obamacare counterrevolution six years on

By Kate Randall, 22 August 2016

The Obama administration’s signature domestic “achievement” stands exposed as a plan concocted by and for the insurance companies and corporate America to slash their costs and increase their profits.

The ruling class and the spectre of Leon Trotsky

By Chris Marsden, 20 August 2016

Government indifference in the midst of historic Louisiana flooding

By Tom Hall, 20 August 2016

The pseudo-left and identity politics: RIO solidarizes itself with “Gina-Lisa” and promotes law and order

Japan plans missile deployment in East China Sea

Cohen of the Times on Rio Olympics: “I’m tired of reading about anger in the slums”

Book Review

War Porn by Roy Scranton
The anti-war novel re-emerges in American literature

By Eric London, 22 August 2016

The debut novel by former US Army soldier Roy Scranton is a portrayal of a society devastated by a state of permanent war.

Sleeping Giant: Deception and lies about the “new” working class

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

SEP election meeting in Berlin discusses war, nationalism after Brexit vote

By our correspondents, 22 August 2016

The PSG election campaign has received attention under conditions of a growing danger of war in Syria and Ukraine, which makes possible an open confrontation between NATO and Russia.

Berlin Election 2016
Socialist Equality Party campaigners speak with Turkish workers in Berlin

By our correspondents, 20 August 2016

“War is never the solution”
Report on the SEP’s election campaign in Berlin

By our correspondents, 18 August 2016

Berlin state election 2016
Vote against war! Vote PSG!
Election manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party

History

New Zealand: WWI Home Front exhibition buries mass opposition to war

By Tom Peters and Sam Price, 22 August 2016

The exhibition about life “at home” during World War I hails New Zealand’s contribution to the war and covers up the opposition that emerged in the working class.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

“Obama has only helped the wealthy”
SEP campaigners speak to residents in Washington, DC about social crisis and the US elections

By our reporters, 22 August 2016

SEP campaigners spoke to workers in a section of the city that has been plagued by rising homelessness, poverty and efforts at gentrification.

Socialist Equality Party vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth condemns US-backed war in Yemen

19 August 2016

Facebook livestream
SEP US vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth discusses the police killing in Milwaukee

17 August 2016

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25 years ago: Gorbachev purges cabinet after failed “August putsch”

On August 22, 1991, after the failure of the coup against him, Soviet President Michael Gorbachev conducted a wide-ranging purge of his cabinet.

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50 years ago: First clash between South African forces and Namibian fighters

On August 26, 1966, a combined attack by South African Police and South African Defense Forces on a unit of the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia marked the first battle of the Namibian War of Independence.

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75 years ago: Paris workers fight Nazi occupation

On August 27, 1941 two of the leading French collaborators with the Nazis were wounded after weeks of growing sabotage by sections of French workers and the middle class against Hitler’s occupation of France.

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100 years ago: Romania enters World War I on the side of the Allies

On August 27, 1916, the Kingdom of Romania entered the imperialist First World War on the side of the Allied powers, including Britain, France and Russia.

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Obituary

On the death of German historian Ernst Nolte

By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz, 20 August 2016

Nolte is infamous for initiating the Historikerstreit (Historians’ Dispute) in 1986 with his downplaying of National Socialism and the worst crimes in human history.

Arts Review

A portrait of photographer Robert Frank

By C.W. Rogers, 20 August 2016

The Score of War: A haunting documentary film on Ukraine

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting advances socialist program to fight government attacks

By our correspondents, 20 August 2016

After Brexit: The struggle for socialism in Britain

By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2016

The 2016 US Elections

Trump chairman Paul Manafort resigns amidst campaign shift to the right

By Patrick Martin, 20 August 2016

Green Party candidates at CNN town hall: Promoting illusions in the capitalist system

By Evan Blake, 19 August 2016

The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy

Trump and Democrats compete on militarism and war

By Patrick Martin, 16 August 2016

The real issues in the 2016 US elections

By Patrick Martin, 15 August 2016

Tax return places Clintons in the top 0.02 percent of Americans

After the Sanders debacle
“Socialist Convergence” meets to prepare a new trap for the working class

By Gabriel Black and David Brown, 12 August 2016

More on the 2016 US elections »

History

An interview with David Williams, author of Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

By Eric London, 16 August 2016

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

“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

Science

Astronomers reveal most detailed map of galaxy distribution

By Joe Mount, 15 August 2016