24 August 2016

New flashpoint in escalating war: Turkey shells ISIS and Kurdish forces in Syria

By Barry Grey, 24 August 2016

Turkey and the US are increasingly working at cross purposes in Syria, further frustrating Washington’s central aim removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Suicide bombing kills 51 at wedding in Turkey

American jets scramble against Syrian aircraft bombing Kurdish rebels

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Obama offers pittance to flood victims in Louisiana

By David Brown, 24 August 2016

In perfunctory remarks in Louisiana, Obama told victims to look to private charities and volunteers.

“I don’t expect the government to do a damn thing”
Louisiana flood victims speak out

By Aaron Asa and Tom Hall, 24 August 2016

WSWS reporters traveled to Livingston Parish, Louisiana and spoke to flood victims who are stranded at an emergency shelter after historic floods destroyed more than 40,000 homes.

The Louisiana flooding—a failure of American capitalism

Haiti: What the Clinton e-mails reveal about US election-rigging

By John Marion, 24 August 2016

The e-mails released by the US State Department give details of the imperialist intrigues that installed Michel Martelly as president of Haiti.

Clinton campaigns among the millionaires and billionaires

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Britain: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlines policies for “wealth creation”

By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 24 August 2016

Corbyn routinely proclaims that he is for a “new politics,” but this amounts to only a handful of limited measures that do nothing to challenge the stranglehold of the super-rich over society.

Britain: Labour’s anti-Corbyn plotters plan rival parliamentary grouping

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

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UK junior doctors defiance of government contract curtailed by BMA

By Tony Robson, 24 August 2016

The Conservative government intends to enforce a revised contract—which has already caused five nationwide strikes and was overwhelmingly rejected in July—on junior doctors.

German interior minister supports partial ban on the burqa

By Johannes Stern, 24 August 2016

The campaign in Germany for domestic repression and war is assuming ever more openly racist forms.

German population told to stockpile food in case of war

By Sven Heymanns, 24 August 2016

Germany’s new civil defence plan underscores how the issue of war has returned to daily life 75 years after the catastrophe of World War II.

Divisions rise inside EU at summit between Germany, France and Italy

Volkswagen production halt affects almost 30,000 workers

By Dietmar Henning, 24 August 2016

The hard-line position of company headquarters toward suppliers is part of a massive attack on workers.

New York politicians maneuver to support charter schools

By Steve Light, 24 September 2016

Democrats and Republicans are aiding the privatization of public education by seeking to exemptions for charter schools from state regulations.

Mining giant’s record loss highlights Australian economy’s reversal

By Mike Head, 24 August 2016

BHP Billiton’s plight underscores the depth of the world slump and the particular vulnerability of Australian capitalism.

Hanoi scales back Australian attempt to commemorate Vietnam War battle

By John Roberts and James Cogan, 24 August 2016

The actions of the Vietnamese authorities were greeted with arrogant indignation by the Australian government.

Nepal’s Maoist prime minister walks a tightrope between India and China

By W.A. Sunil, 24 August 2016

The political turmoil in the small landlocked country has been fuelled by rising US-driven geo-political tensions across Asia.

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Глава кремлевской администрации отправлен в отставку на фоне продолжающегося политического кризиса в России

Андреа Питерс, 24 августа 2016 г.

В ходе серии отставок среди ведущих государственных чиновников российский президент заменил многолетнего кремлевского инсайдера малоизвестным бюрократом.

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La burguesía y el espectro de León Trotsky

Por Chris Marsden, 24 agosto 2016

Luego de 76 años de haber sido asesinado por un agente estalinista, Trotsky sigue siendo una figura histórica con una relevancia política contemporánea de primer orden.

La trampa de los “derechos humanos” fertiliza el campo de guerra en Siria

Por Bill Van Auken, 24 agosto 2016

La saturación de las ondas de radio y de la prensa con las imágenes de un niño de cinco años en Alepo es clara señal que Washington prepara la opinión pública para una arremetida militar.

México: López Obrador coopera con la élite de poder

Por Don Knowland, 24 agosto 2016

El líder de MORENA y ex candidato presidencial, Andrés López Obrador garantizaría amnistía al corruptos y matones.

Perú: Kuczynksi asume el poder junto con gabinete derechista y pro libre empresa

Por Armando, 24 agosto 2016

Como el propio Kuczynski, los que han sido seleccionados para su administración provienen de los escalones más altos de los grandes negocios peruanos e internacionales.

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Les divisions montent entre l'Allemagne, la France et l'Italie au sommet européen

Par Alex Lantier, 24 août 2016

Au milieu de la crise déclenchée par le vote du Brexit en Grande-Bretagne, les autres puissances de l'Union européenne arrivent à peine à masquer les tensions qui montent entre elles.

Les jeux de guerre des Etats-Unis et de la Corée du Sud enflamment les tensions en Asie

Par Peter Symonds, 24 août 2016

Si ces exercices militaires visent nominalement la Corée du Nord, ils consolident l’alliance militaire de Washington avec Séoul alors que les Etats-Unis se préparent au conflit avec la Chine

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Egemen sınıf ve Lev Troçki hayaleti

Chris Marsden, 24 Ağustos 2016

Troçki’nin kurduğu örgüt, Dördüncü Enternasyonal, bütün dünyada işçi sınıfını bir kez daha kapitalist sisteme karşı devrimci mücadeleye taşıyan derin nesnel eğilimlerin bilinçli ifadesidir.

Türkiye’de düğündeki intihar saldırısında 51 kişi katledildi

Alex Lantier, 24 Ağustos 2016

Cumartesi günü, Türkiye’nin Suriye sınırında bulunan Gaziantep’teki bir Kürt düğününe yönelik dehşet verici intihar saldırısında 51 kişi öldü, 69 kişi yaralandı.

Kürt isyancıları bombalayan Suriye savaş uçaklarına karşı Amerikan jetleri havalandı

Alex Lantier, 24 Ağustos 2016

Esad rejiminin YPG’yi bombalaması, Washington’un darbe girişimine en azından örtük destek verme kararının altında yatan bazı jeo-stratejik endişelere işaret etmektedir.

Berlin 2016 Seçimleri
PSG kampanyacıları Berlin’deki Türkiyeli işçilerle konuştu

Muhabirlerimizden, 24 Ağustos 2016

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (PSG) kampanyacıları, Türkiyelilerin ve Arapların yüzlerce pazar tezgahının kurulduğu Berlin’in Crellemarkt pazarını ziyaret ettiler.

Washington’da Suriye’deki Rusya-İran eylemleri üzerine artan rahatsızlık

Bill Van Auken, 24 Ağustos 2016

Rusya’nın, İran’ın, Çin’in ve potansiyel olarak Türkiye’nin eşgüdümlü eylemleri üzerine yükselen gerilimler, küresel ölçekte felaket getirecek sonuçlarıyla birlikte bir askeri çatışma tehdidini ortaya çıkarmaktadır.

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Die Demokratische Partei vertuscht Trumps faschistoide Politik

Von Patrick Martin, 24. August 2016

Der republikanische Präsidentschaftskandidat Donald Trump hat die Führung seines Wahlkampfs in die Hände eines ultrarechten Herausgebers mit Verbindungen zu „weißen Nationalisten“ und anderen faschistischen Tendenzen gelegt.

Ägyptischer Diktator al-Sisi sichert sich IWF-Kredit und bereitet Angriff auf Arbeiterklasse vor

Von Jean Shaoul, 24. August 2016

Die IWF-Kredite sind an strenge Auflagen wie z.B. Subventionskürzungen und neue Steuern geknüpft. Das wird die Armut der ägyptischen Arbeiterklasse drastisch verschärfen.

Gipfel zwischen Deutschland, Frankreich und Italien zeugt von Spannungen in der EU

Von Alex Lantier, 24. August 2016

Angesichts der eskalierenden Krise, die durch den Brexit ausgelöst wurde, gelang es den verbleibenden großen EU-Mächten kaum, ihre Zerwürfnisse zu überspielen.

Amerikanisch-südkoreanische Militärübungen verschärfen Spannungen in Asien

Von Peter Symonds, 24. August 2016

Die Übungen richten sich zwar nominell gegen Nordkorea, in Wirklichkeit sollen sie aber im Rahmen von Washingtons Vorbereitungen auf einen Konflikt mit China das Militärbündnis mit Seoul stärken.

De Maizières Burka-Teilverbot

Von Johannes Stern, 24. August 2016

Die Kampagne für innere Aufrüstung und Krieg nimmt in Deutschland immer offenere rassistische Züge an.

Österreichs Regierung geht gegen Flüchtlinge vor

Von Markus Salzmann, 24. August 2016

FPÖ-Kandidat Norbert Hofer liegt in den Umfragen zur österreichischen Präsidentenwahl vorn. Er verdankt dies der SPÖ-ÖVP-Regierung, die die ausländerfeindliche Politik der FPÖ vollständig übernommen hat.

Polen: PiS-Regierung ermutigt Antisemitismus

Von Clara Weiss, 24. August 2016

Die Regierung in Warschau fördert eine Revision der Geschichte, die die polnische Beteiligung an antisemitischen Verbrechen herunterspielt.

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Perspective

Biden’s blank check to the Baltic states: US will wage war on Russia in your defense

24 August 2016

Vice President Biden said Washington’s commitment to militarily defend the tiny states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia was a matter of America’s “sacred honor.”

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Socialist Equality Party (US)

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

24 August 2016

The Socialist Equality Party in the US held its Fourth National Congress from July 31 to August 5 in Detroit, Michigan.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White on impact of “Welfare Reform”

24 August 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White issued this statement on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of "Welfare Reform," signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.

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

19 August 2016

“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

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Commentary

Twenty years since Clintons gutted the federal welfare system

By Shelley Connor, 24 August 2016

The embrace of “ending welfare as we know it” marked a fundamental shift to the right in the Democratic Party and capitalist politics as a whole.

Twenty years since Clinton’s welfare “reform”

More anti-Russian propaganda from the New York Times

By Barry Grey, 23 August 2016

International Socialist Organization promotes Jill Stein, Green Party as “anti-capitalist”

By Evan Blake, 23 August 2016

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

US-South Korean war games inflame Asian tensions

By Peter Symonds, 23 August 2016

Over 1,800 extra-judicial killings under new Philippine government

By Joseph Santolan, 23 August 2016

The ruling class and the spectre of Leon Trotsky

The Obamacare counterrevolution six years on

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

The 2016 US Elections

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

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Obituary

On the death of German historian Ernst Nolte

By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz, 20 August 2016

History

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

By Tom Peters and Sam Price, 22 August 2016

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

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

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

By our correspondents, 22 August 2016

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

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

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

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

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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