IMF issues warning on global growth to G20 summit

By Nick Beams, 2 September 2016

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has said the world economy could suffer from “disappointing growth for a long time to come.”

Refugee numbers decline as deaths rise in the Mediterranean

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 2 September 2016

More than 3,167 refugees have lost their lives during the crossing to Europe in the first eight months of this year.

Trump outlines ten-point plan for mass deportations and martial law

By Eric London, 2 September 2016

In his anti-immigrant speech in Phoenix, Arizona, the Republican candidate laid out a plan to deport millions of undocumented workers using violent police state methods.

Nothing revolutionary about Sanders’ “Our Revolution”

The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy

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Chicago police shoot someone every five days

By George Marlowe, 2 September 2016

According to a new report, 92 people have been killed in six years by Chicago police officers, a majority of them in areas of high poverty.

New York police continue to violate court safeguards in surveillance of Muslims

By Isaac Finn, 2 September 2016

According to an oversight organization for the NYPD, police frequently violated court-imposed guidelines as part of the department’s spying on Muslims between 2010 and 2015.

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Germany: Parties in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania elections focus attacks on refugees

By Sybille Fuchs, 2 September 2016

The election campaigns of the ruling Social Democratic Party and Christian Democratic Union are outdoing each other with their right-wing politics and attacks on refugees.

China completes majority purchase of Greece Piraeus port

By John Vassilopoulos, 2 September 2016

The sale of the port is part of the wider privatisation programme imposed by the EU and the IMF to raise funds towards the repayment of the country’s vast mountain of debt.

France pushes for regime change after contested elections in Gabon

By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 2 September 2016

Well before investigations of the election returns have begun, Paris is demanding that incumbent President Ali Bongo immediately hand over power.

Australian government shaken by defeats in parliament

By Mike Head, 2 September 2016

Last night’s chaotic scenes underscore the ongoing instability of the political establishment.

Australian Labor senator branded a “Manchurian candidate”

By James Cogan, 2 September 2016

Payments accepted by Dastyari have been linked with political positions he advanced on China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Ongoing job cutting in New Zealand

By Chris Ross, 2 September 2016

Attacks on jobs, wages and conditions are intensifying, with the collaboration of the trade unions.

New in French

Quatre-vingts ans depuis le premier procès de Moscou

Par Fred Williams, 2 septembre 2016

En mettant en place ces procès, Joseph Staline lançait un assaut sur l’héritage et les dirigeants de la première révolution socialiste victorieuse.

New in Spanish

Nada revolucionario en “Nuestra Revolución” de Sanders

Por Patrick Martin, 2 septiembre 2016

El lanzamiento de la nueva organización fundada por Sanders y su campaña dejan muy en claro que su propósito es conducir a la gente joven y a los trabajadores al callejón sin salida del Partido Demócrata.

Un aire de crisis rodea la junta anual de los banqueros centrales

Por Nick Beams, 2 septiembre 2016

Los banqueros centrales y las autoridades financieras reunidas en Jackson Hole no tienen ninguna respuesta a la crisis del sistema de ganancias sobre el que presiden.

New in German

80 Jahre seit dem ersten Moskauer Prozess

Von Fred Williams, 2. September 2016

Die Moskauer Prozesse, die Stalin organisierte, stellten einen gezielten Angriff auf das Vermächtnis der ersten erfolgreichen sozialistischen Revolution und ihre Führer dar.

Brasilianischer Senat setzt Präsidentin Rousseff ab

Von Bill Van Auken, 2. September 2016

Mit dem Amtsenthebungsverfahren endet die dreizehnjährige Amtszeit der PT, deren kapitalistische Politik die Krise der Rousseff-Regierung erst ermöglicht hat.

Bundeswehr übt Einsatz im Inneren

Von Peter Schwarz, 2. September 2016

Polizei und Bundeswehr werden im Februar erstmals gemeinsame Einsätze im Inland üben. Es handelt sich um einen politischen Wendepunkt und um einen klaren Verstoß gegen das Grundgesetz.

Kriegstreiber unter sich: Die Linkspartei empfängt General Kujat

Von Johannes Stern, 2. September 2016

Ausgerechnet am Weltfriedenstag lud die Bundestagsfraktion der Linken den ehemaligen Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr und Vorsitzenden des Nato-Militärausschusses Harald Kujat zu ihrer Fraktionsklausur in Hannover ein.

Bundeswehr wirbt verzweifelt um Nachwuchs

Von Ludwig Weller, 2. September 2016

Wenige Wochen vor der Berliner Landtagswahl hat die Bundeswehr ihre abstoßende Werbekampagne um neue Rekruten verstärkt.

Aktionstag bei ThyssenKrupp-Stahl
IG Metall will stärker an Umstrukturierung beteiligt werden

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 2. September 2016

Die IG Metall ist bereit, an der Umstrukturierung mitzuwirken und alle dazu notwendigen Angriffe auf die Belegschaften durchzusetzen.

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Perspective

Clinton’s “American exceptionalism” speech: A bipartisan policy of militarism and war

2 September 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate’s speech to the American Legion was an attack on Trump from the right, pledging to be more ambitious and decisive in the use of American military power.

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Commentary

New York Times launches McCarthyite witch-hunt against Julian Assange

By Bill Van Auken, 2 September 2016

The Times’ vilification is aimed at discrediting in advance any information from WikiLeaks exposing the crimes of US imperialism and its favored candidate, Hillary Clinton.

The New York Times and “disinformation”

Berlin police to be armed with potentially lethal tasers

By Johannes Stern, 2 September 2016

Tasers are anything but harmless weapons. Human rights organisations have repeatedly pointed out that electric shock is particularly dangerous for people with weak hearts.

Eighty years since the first Moscow Trial

By Fred Williams, 1 September 2016

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

By Deepal Jayesekera, 1 September 2016

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

EpiPen price gouging: Capitalism and the US health care crisis

Obama success story: Third biggest stock market boom since 1900

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

Arts Review

A film version of Philip Roth’s Indignation: Young lives overshadowed by war

By Joanne Laurier, 2 September 2016

The new movie, Indignation, is a relatively faithful adaptation of Philip Roth’s 2008 novel, which examines war, religion and repression in post-war America.

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

2 September 2016

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

Minnesota nurses union calls open-ended strike for Labor Day

By Matt Rigel, 1 September 2016

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

Socialist Equality Party (US)

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

24 August 2016

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

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

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

By our correspondents, 31 August 2016

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

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