Tens of millions strike against Indian government’s right-wing economic policies

By Deepal Jayasekera, 3 September 2016

The strike is an expression of mounting opposition in the working class internationally against assaults by governments and corporations on jobs and working conditions.

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

Syria war escalates in run-up to G20 summit meetings

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 3 September 2016

Despite talks between the United States, Russia, and Turkey, conflicts inside Syria continue to mount as the Turkish invasion of northern Syria proceeds.

US war planes and battleships to start using Indian bases

US lost 14,000 manufacturing jobs in August

By Shelley Connor, 3 September 2016

The publication of a lackluster jobs report by the Labor Department followed the announcement by Wal-Mart that it plans to slash 7,000 jobs.

IMF issues warning on global growth to G20 summit

German armed forces prepare for domestic operations

By Peter Schwarz, 3 September 2016

Next February, for the first time, the German armed forces will engage in domestic exercises—a political turning point and a clear breach of the German constitution.

Berlin police to be armed with potentially lethal tasers

Warmongers united: Germany’s Left Party welcomes former top army general

By Johannes Stern, 3 September 2016

On World Peace Day, the German Left Party invited the former Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr and chairman of the NATO military committee to a meeting in Hannover.

UK doctors struggle escalates with announcement of 20 days of strikes

By Robert Stevens, 3 September 2016

The scale of the industrial action to be taken by junior doctors working in the National Health Service is without precedent in modern times.

UK: Further National Health Service hospital closures and cuts to be imposed

By Liz Smith, 3 September 2016

California legislature votes to expand mandatory sentences for sexual assault

By Tom Carter, 3 September 2016

California’s barrage of law-and-order legislation underscores the reactionary content of the campaign over sexual violence promoted by the Democratic Party and its allies.

Hurricane Hermine causes massive flooding and power outages in Florida

By Matthew MacEgan and Kristina Betinis, 3 September 2016

Early Friday morning, a category 1 hurricane named Hermine made landfall in northwestern Florida, marking the first time in 11 years that the state has had such a storm.

More than 1,000 to be displaced by demolition of low-income housing development in Indiana

By Catherine Long, 3 September 2016

Extremely high levels of lead and arsenic are present in the soil due to the historic absence of environmental controls on the metal smelting industry in East Chicago.

State of Michigan reduces revenue sharing payments to city of Flint

By Carlos Delgado, 3 September 2016

The reduced revenue sharing comes as the city continues to suffer the effects of its widespread lead-in-water crisis, which has wreaked havoc on the lives of city residents.

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

New Zealand defence minister blames Beijing for South China Sea tension

By John Braddock, 3 September 2016

The comments indicate a shift within the government, following US Vice President Biden’s recent visit, closer to Washington’s belligerent anti-China position.

Australian Labor senator branded a “Manchurian candidate”

China completes majority purchase of Greece Piraeus port

Rana Plaza disaster case postponed in Bangladesh

By Sarath Kumara, 3 September 2016

The court delay further underscores the indifference of all sections of the ruling elite for the plight of garment workers.

New in Russian

Польское правительство ПиС поощряет антисемитизм

Клара Вайс, 3 сентября 2016 г.

Польское правительство пытается переписать историю, стремясь приуменьшить участие польских националистов в антисемитских преступлениях.

New in French

L’ISO appuie Jill Stein du Parti vert en la présentant comme «anticapitaliste»

Par Evan Blake, 3 septembre 2016

Ce que l'International Socialist Organization décrit comme étant un amendement «anticapitaliste» à la plateforme du Parti vert n'est en fait qu'une manœuvre tactique et une déclaration d'hostilité envers le socialisme.

New in Turkish

Kimlik politikasının sosyo-ekonomik temeli: Eşitsizlik ve Afrika kökenli Amerikalı seçkinlerin yükselişi

Barry Grey, 3 Eylül 2016

ABD başkanın bir kadın veya erkek olması ya da bir bankanın veya büyük şirketin CEO’sunun beyaz ya da siyah olması, işçi sınıfını ilgilendirmemektedir. Sosyalistler, ırk eksenli politikaları, hangi biçimde ortaya çıkarsa çıksınlar, reddederler.

New in Spanish

La base socioeconómica de la política de identidad: desigualdad y la élite afroamericana

Por David Walsh, 3 septiembre 2016

Durante las últimas cuatro décadas, ha surgido una polarización aguda entre afroamericanos. La capa privilegiada que se ha formado representa una base significativa para fomentar la política de identidad.

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Perspective

The ouster of Brazil’s Workers Party government

3 September 2016

The downfall of the PT marks the end of a political era, posing sharply the need for a new revolutionary leadership in the Brazilian working class.

Earlier Perspectives »

The 2016 US elections

As Clinton escalates war threats, Sanders begins campaigning for Democratic nominee

By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2016

Sanders will carry out his first official activity as drum major in the Clinton campaign by taking part in Labor Day events in New Hampshire on Monday.

Nothing revolutionary about Sanders’ “Our Revolution”

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

By Patrick Martin, 2 September 2016

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

The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy

More on the 2016 US elections »

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

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

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

Science

Warming of Earth proceeding at unprecedented pace

By Bryan Dyne, 3 September 2016

Temperature records from ice cores and sediments show that the current rate of global warming is faster than at any point in the past millennium.

Commentary

New York Times launches McCarthyite witch-hunt against Julian Assange

By Bill Van Auken, 2 September 2016

Eighty years since the first Moscow Trial

By Fred Williams, 1 September 2016

EpiPen price gouging: Capitalism and the US health care crisis

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

An interview with Roy Scranton, author of War Porn

By Eric London, 1 September 2016

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: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

3 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

“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

Socialist Equality Party (US)

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

24 August 2016

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