Brazilian Senate votes to remove President Rousseff of Workers Party

By Bill Van Auken, 1 September 2016

The impeachment ends 13 years of rule by the Workers Party, whose capitalist policies paved the way for the Rousseff government’s debacle.

Brazil’s impeachment crisis provokes split in Morenoite PSTU

Brazil’s impeachment and the fall of the Workers Party

Irish government crisis over Apple’s €13 billion tax dodge

By Robert Stevens, 1 September 2016

The EU’s decision to fine Apple for failing to pay taxes has triggered a major crisis in Irish ruling circles.

France demands end to trade talks with US amid rising US-EU tensions

Spurning Washington’s appeals, Turkey vows to expand assault on US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

By Barry Grey, 1 September 2016

The contradictions of US policy are underscored by the fact that US Special Operations forces are embedded within the Kurdish YPG and could come under attack from CIA-backed Sunni militia.

US pressures Turkey to curb attacks on Syrian Kurds

“Godfather” Biden visits Turkey

More on the war in Syria »

Kafkaesque conditions facing homeless families in New York City

By Fred Mazelis, 1 September 2016

A major cause of the deepening homeless crisis is the lack of decent-paying jobs, combined with the even more dramatic decline of affordable housing.

New York City takes major step in privatization of public housing

Minnesota nurses union calls open-ended strike for Labor Day

By Matt Rigel, 1 September 2016

The Minnesota Nurses Association has called a strike under pressure from rank-and-file nurses.

Critical turning point as nurses vote on concessions
Mobilize Minnesota workers behind Allina nurses

“The union is letting the company do what it wants”
Fiat Chrysler CEO issues threat to Detroit jeep workers

By Shannon Jones, 1 September 2016

In a not so veiled warning, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchione told Jefferson North workers last week that the status of their facility is up in the air.

As profits rise, Chrysler to end US passenger car production

More on autoworkers issues »

Third election looms as Spanish right fails to form a government

By Alejandro López, 1 September 2016

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy failed to receive the necessary 176 votes in the 350-seat parliament.

Spain’s public debt reaches record levels

War clouds overhang Obama’s Asian trip

By Peter Symonds, 1 September 2016

Obama will attend international summits in China and Laos amid escalating geo-political rivalries, particularly between Washington and Beijing.

Australian establishment discusses prospect of US-China war

By James Cogan, 1 September 2016

ASPI began with the question “under what circumstances would Australia join in a war against China?”

Mexican government prepares crackdown against striking teachers

By Clodomiro Puentes, 1 September 2016

As Mexican teachers continue their struggle, union officials are collaborating with the political forces that helped bring about the right-wing education “reform.”

Investigation accuses Mexican federal police of summary executions in May 2015 raid

Tamil Nationalists hail US “Operation Pacific Angel” in Sri Lanka

By K.Nesan, 1 September 2016

The US Pacific Command has launched Operation Pacific Angel in conjunction with the anti-China “pivot to Asia.”

US deepens military ties with Sri Lanka

Australia: Students occupy Sydney College of the Arts

By our reporters, 1 September 2016

The ongoing protest coincided with a march on parliament by National Art School students and staff opposing merger plans at their facility.

Students denounce Sydney College of the Arts merger

By our reporters, 1 September 2016

New in Spanish

Resoluciones del Congreso del PSI (EE. UU.) 2016
Perspectivas y Tareas del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad

Por el Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (EE. UU.), 1 septiembre 2016

El Cuarto Congreso Nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad de los Estados Unidos tuvo lugar entre el 31 de julio y el 5 de agosto en Detroit, Michigan.

Resoluciones del Congreso Nacional de 2016 del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad de Estados Unidos
La lucha por el socialismo y las tareas de los Jóvenes y Estudiantes Internacionales por la igualdad social

Por el Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (EE. UU.), 1 septiembre 2016

El Partido Socialista por la Igualdad contempla la construcción de los Jóvenes y Estudiantes Internacionales por la igualdad Social como elemento fundamental en la lucha para establecer la dirección revolucionaria de la clase obrera.

New in Turkish

ABD Türkiye’ye Suriyeli Kürtlere saldırmasını durdurmak için baskı yapıyor

Patrick Martin, 1 Eylül 2016

İstilanın hazırlandığı açık hale gelir gelmez, Washington onu var gücüyle destekledi. Durum son derece akışkan olmaya devam ederken, görünen o ki, Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan’a karşı 15 Temmuz askeri darbesine örtülü destek vererek Türkiye ile ilişkilerini baltalayan Obama yönetimi, desteklemekte olduğu Kürt milisler zararına Ankara ile bağlarını yeniden kurmaya çalışıyor.

Sahte sol ve kimlik politikası: RIO “Gina-Lisa” ile dayanışma gösteriyor ve yasa ve düzeni destekliyor

Johannes Stern, 1 Eylül 2016

Toplumsal eşitsizliğe ve savaşa yönelik muhalefet büyümeye devam ederken, sahte sol örgütler çeşitli kimlik politikası biçimlerine dayanarak devlet yetkilerinin arttırılmasını destekliyorlar.

New in French

La France s’oppose à l’accord commercial TTIP sur fond de tensions UE-USA

Par V. Gnana et Alex Lantier, 1 septembre 2016

L’Union européenne a également imposé une amende de €13 milliards contre Apple, qui n’aurait presque pas payé d’impôt à son siège social européen en Irlande.

Des avions et navires de guerre américains vont commencer à utiliser des bases indiennes

Par Deepal Jayasekera, 1 septembre 2016

Avec la signature de l’accord de parité, l’Inde se transforme en un état « de première ligne » dans la poussée des États-Unis pour isoler, encercler, et se préparer à la guerre contre la Chine.

New in German

Berliner Polizei erhält potentiell todbringende Elektroschocker

Von Johannes Stern, 1. September 2016

Taser sind alles andere als harmlose Waffen. Menschenrechtsorganisationen weisen immer wieder darauf hin, dass der Elektroschock besonders für Menschen mit schwachen Herzen tödlich sein kann.

Landtagswahl in Mecklenburg Vorpommern:
Parteien überbieten sich mit rechter Politik

Von Sybille Fuchs, 1. September 2016

Am kommenden Sonntag finden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Landtagswahlen statt. Die Abwehr von Flüchtlingen steht im Mittelpunkt des Wahlkampfs der etablierten Parteien.

Frankreich fordert Abbruch der TTIP-Verhandlungen mit den USA

Von V. Gnana und Alex Lantier, 1. September 2016

Frankreich will die Verhandlungen über das Freihandelsabkommen TTIP beenden. Gleichzeitig fordert die EU von Apple eine Geldstrafe in Höhe von dreizehn Milliarden Euro.

Weniger Flüchtlinge, mehr Tote im Mittelmeer

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 1. September 2016

Mehr als 3.167 Flüchtlinge sind in den ersten acht Monaten dieses Jahres während der Überfahrt nach Europa ums Leben gekommen.

Dutzende Millionen indische Arbeiter zum Generalstreik bereit

Von Sathish Simon und Kranti Kumara, 1. September 2016

Der Streik vom 2. September ist Ausdruck der wachsenden Wut und Militanz der indischen Arbeiter und zeigt, dass der Klassenkampf weltweit wieder auflebt.

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Perspective

Eighty years since the first Moscow Trial

1 September 2016

In carrying out these trials, Joseph Stalin was launching an assault on the legacy and the leaders of the first successful socialist revolution.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Indian workers need a socialist strategy to oppose pro-investor “reform,” austerity and war

By Deepal Jayesekera, 1 September 2016

For the unions and Stalinist Communist parties, Friday’s all-India strike is a means of defusing social opposition and diverting it behind the big business political establishment.

Tens of millions of Indian workers to join one-day protest strike

Detroit professor advances “structural racism” theory of Flint water crisis

By James Brewer, 1 September 2016

A report submitted as evidence that the Flint water crisis was the result of racism is aimed at concealing the class issues and diverting popular outrage into establishment channels.

EpiPen price gouging: Capitalism and the US health care crisis

By Kate Randall, 31 August 2016

One-third of US counties will have only one Obamacare plan in 2017

Obama success story: Third biggest stock market boom since 1900

By E.P. Bannon, 31 August 2016

The socioeconomic basis of identity politics: Inequality and the rise of an African American elite

By David Walsh, 30 August 2016

UK: Corbyn, Brexit and the so-called progressive alliance

The New York Times and “disinformation”

Arts Review

An interview with Roy Scranton, author of War Porn

By Eric London, 1 September 2016

Novelist Roy Scranton spoke with the WSWS about his debut novel, War Porn, and the role of art in opposing war.

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

Comic actor Gene Wilder: 1933–2016

By James Brewer, 1 September 2016

Although his work in film ended more than 25 years ago, Wilder will be long remembered for the humor and humanity he displayed in films like Young Frankenstein.

Socialist Equality Party (US)

Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
Perspectives and Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

24 August 2016

Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
For the unity of the working class in the United States and Latin America

Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
The fight for socialism and the tasks of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

ILO report: Global youth unemployment to rise for first time in three years

“I don’t think there’s a whole lot we can do unless some type of revolution kicks off”
Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Aurora, Illinois

By our reporters, 31 August 2016

West Virginia Supreme Court to weigh independent ballot access
Ruling to impact independent candidates statewide

“There is going to be a civil war in this country”
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns at Detroit auto factory

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

PSG election campaign: Anger at the government’s new civil defence guidelines

By our correspondents, 31 August 2016

The 2016 US Elections

Nothing revolutionary about Sanders’ “Our Revolution”

By Patrick Martin, 29 August 2016

Clinton highlights Trump’s ultra-right ties to curry favor with establishment Republicans

By Patrick Martin, 26 August 2016

The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy

By Joseph Kishore, 18 August 2016

The real issues in the 2016 US elections

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

More on the 2016 US elections »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Join the IYSSE! Join the fight against war, inequality and the danger of dictatorship! Join the fight for socialism!
Statement of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality

27 August 2016

Workers Struggles

Union blocks teachers’ strike as Clinton comes to Cleveland

By Phyllis Steele, 31 August 2016

“It’s our turn to reap some of the rewards of record profits”
Canadian autoworkers overwhelmingly approve strike action

By Carl Bronski, 31 August 2016

Despite Canada Post’s provocations, postal union opposes strike action

History

The class essence of the Confederacy in the American Civil War
A further comment on Free State of Jones

By Douglas Lyons, 30 August 2016