25 June 2016

Brexit vote intensifies conflicts within European Union

By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2016

The process of European integration begun just after World War II, intended to build political institutions that would make a new world war impossible, is unraveling.

UK vote to Leave the European Union triggers economic and political crisis

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 25 June 2016

UK “leave” vote batters financial markets

By Andre Damon, 25 June 2016

The British pound plunged to a 31-year low, European stock markets crashed and US markets erased their gains for the year following the Brexit vote.

The Brexit referendum: A turning point in European politics

On eve of Brexit referendum, mounting warnings of global trade war

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Spain’s elections intensify crisis of bourgeois rule

By Alejandro López, 25 June 2016

Whatever unstable coalition of parties could emerge after the June 26 elections, it will be deeply hostile to the growing militancy in the European working class.

Bernie Sanders confirms he will vote for Clinton

By Patrick Martin, 25 June 2016

The Vermont senator has not officially suspended his campaign, but he has done everything short of formally endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee.

People’s Summit in Chicago: Preparing the switch from Sanders to Clinton

Political lessons of the Sanders campaign

Congressional Democrats stage “sit-in” stunt on gun control

By Tom Hall, 25 June 2016

Congressional Democrats demanded that the House vote on reactionary legislation which would expand the repressive scope of the government's secret “no-fly” list.

Mideast war architects back Clinton over Trump

US Republican presidential campaign sinking into crisis

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Flash floods kill dozens, prompt state of emergency in West Virginia

By Naomi Spencer, 25 June 2016

Flooding across the state of West Virginia Thursday swept away houses, damaged bridges and roads, and killed at least fifteen people.

Kaiser Permanente nurses in Los Angeles on strike again

By Marc Wells, 25 June 2016

Nurses launched a four-day strike at Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center, fighting for back pay, better wages, adequate staffing and patients’ safety.

Minnesota and Los Angeles nurses fight cost-cutting measures

Ex-PM Mulroney urges Canada to prepare for war

By Roger Jordan, 25 June 2016

Lest Mulroney’s listeners were in any doubt about the meaning of his declaration that Canada must be ready to “fight,” he invoked Canada’s role as a major belligerent in World War II.

Egyptian military regime steps up repression as food becomes unaffordable

By Jean Shaoul, 25 June 2016

In the wake the 2008 global financial crisis and the political upheavals following Mubarak’s ouster in 2011, Egypt’s economy has gone into free fall.

Papua New Guinea student leaders invoke “reconciliation” to shut down protests

By John Braddock, 25 June 2016

The SRC’s perspective—limited calls for the prime minister’s removal—has brought the protest movement, at this point, to a dead-end.

Bangladesh police arrests thousands in “anti-terror” operation

By Sarath Kumara, 25 June 2016

The Hasina government ordered the mass roundup of so-called terror suspects in response to international pressure, particularly from the US and India.

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Le Royaume-Uni déclenche une crise économique et politique en votant de quitter l’Union européenne

Par Chris Marsden et Julie Hyland, 24 juin 2016

Le résultat du référendum au Royaume-Uni a envoyé une secousse sismique, non seulement en Grande-Bretagne, mais aussi en Europe et mondialement.

Mémoire du Département d'Etat sur la Syrie: il s’agit de préparer le terrain pour la guerre avec la Russie

Par Bill Van Auken, 25 juin 2016

La frustration exprimée par les cinquante et un signataires du Département d'Etat vient non seulement de l'échec de la politique d'Obama en Syrie mais encore de celui de toute la stratégie de l'impérialisme américain au Moyen-Orient.

Des manifestations de masse suivent la tentative échoué d'interdire l'opposition à la Loi du travail française

Par Alex Lantier, 24 juin 2016

Ayant fait marche arrière de sa tentative d'interdire les manifestations, le Parti socialiste propose d'interdire les partis de gauche qu'il considère opposés à l'Etat français.

La persécution judiciaire des opposants à la loi travail continue à Amiens

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 25 juin 2016

Deux manifestants contre la loi travail, Manon Chelmy et Jules, lycéen de 18 ans se sont vus infliger des peines de 90 heures de travaux d’intérêt général

Entretien avec Manon Chelmy, manifestante contre la loi travail visée par la justice

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 25 juin 2016

Chelmy est une des victimes du gouvernement PS du Président François Hollande, qui cherche à intimider les étudiants et lycéens en lutte contre la loi travail.

Merkel annonce un réarmement militaire massif

Par Johannes Stern, 25 juin 2016

Il ressort clairement du discours prononcé en début de semaine par la chancelière à la « Journée de l’économie » du CDU à Berlin, qu'un renforcement militaire sans précédent est préparé en Allemagne.

Le Mouvement 5 Étoiles de Grillo remporte les municipales à Rome et Turin

Par Marianne Arens, 25 juin 2016

La victoire électorale du mouvement nationaliste M5S dans deux villes italiennes est une défaite cuisante du gouvernement de Matteo Renzi.

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Syrien-Memo des US-Außenamts bereitet den Boden für Krieg gegen Russland

Von Bill Van Auken, 25. Juni 2016

Im Außenministerium fordern 51 US-Diplomaten in einem internen Memo die Ausweitung des Syrien-Kriegs.

Massenproteste in Frankreich nach Rücknahme des Demonstrationsverbots

Von Alex Lantier, 25. Juni 2016

Die Sozialistische Partei hat das Verbot von Demonstrationen zurückgezogen, schlägt jetzt aber vor, linke Organisationen zu verbieten, die den französischen Staat ablehnen.

Volkswagen: IG Metall und Betriebsrat stützen Vorstand

Von Dietmar Henning, 25. Juni 2016

Auf der Aktionärshauptversammlung am Mittwoch sprangen IG Metall und Betriebsrat dem Vorstand zu Hilfe. Der Abgasbetrug wird nun von ihnen genutzt, um die bislang größten Angriffe auf die VW-Arbeiter durchzusetzen.

World Wealth Report 2016
Zahl der Millionäre in Deutschland steigt

Von Marianne Arens, 25. Juni 2016

Das Vermögen aller Millionäre der Welt hat im letzten Jahr um vier Prozent auf fast sechzig Billionen US-Dollar zugenommen. In Deutschland ist die Zahl der Millionäre auf 1,2 Millionen angestiegen.

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Perspective

The Oaxaca massacre and the eruption of class struggle in Mexico

25 June 2016

The resurgence of class struggle expressed in the protests of Mexican teachers is part of a growing radicalization of workers internationally.

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

SEP election rally in Sydney on June 26 to be streamed live on Facebook

24 June 2016

Australian election forum
SEP candidate opposes Greens and Labor on refugees and war

By our reporter, 25 June 2016

Will Fulgenzi explained the SEP’s socialist perspective and its opposition to the nationalist, pro-war policies of Labor, the Greens and the pseudo-left Socialist Alliance.

Queensland SEP candidate discusses socialism and war on 4ZZZ radio

By our reporter, 25 June 2016

Mike Head’s interview began with the 1917 Russian Revolution and outlined the danger of war, the attack on basic democratic rights and the need for a genuinely socialist alternative.

Video: The Australian election and the fight against the danger of world war

By James Cogan—SEP candidate for the Senate in NSW, 24 June 2016

Australian federal election
Grayndler candidate Jim Casey and the fake-left wing of the Greens

Socialist Equality Party final election rallies
International class struggle returns: A socialist program against war and austerity

More on the Australian federal election »

Arts Review

25 April: Animated documentary on New Zealand’s role in the Gallipoli invasion

By Sam Price and Tom Peters, 25 June 2016

The film shows the horrors of war but fails to challenge the nationalist mythology surrounding the Anzacs.

Alf Sjöberg’s Miss Julie (1951) and G. W. Pabst’s The Threepenny Opera (1931): Films worth noting … and seeing

By Joanne Laurier, 23 June 2016

Censored Voices: A snapshot in time reveals war crimes

Workers Struggles

Delta Airlines pilots hold protest over stalled contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 25 June 2016

With the airline recording massive profits, pilots are seeking to recoup concessions including average pay cuts of over 40 percent.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

25 June 2016

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

“We were out on strike for 50 days for nothing”
Verizon executives gloat in wake of ratification of CWA contract sellout

More on the Verizon strike »

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Clinton’s right-wing economic agenda and the fight for socialism

By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 24 June 2016

Socialist Equality Party election campaign: Naomi Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates, 16th District!

22 June 2016

Video: The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 21 June 2016

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

The UK Brexit Referendum

Fascist killer of Labour MP Jo Cox to stand trial for murder

By Robert Stevens, 24 June 2016

The EU referendum and the murder of British MP Jo Cox

Chris Marsden speaks at the Humboldt University in Berlin
The Brexit referendum and the struggle for socialism

The significance of the Brexit referendum for the European working class

More on the UK Brexit referendum »

Commentary

State Department Syria memo: Setting the stage for war with Russia

By Bill Van Auken, 24 June 2016

Mass protests follow failed attempt to ban opposition to French labor law

By Alex Lantier, 24 June 2016

Despite mounting opposition, French unions signal concessions on labor law

More on the struggle against austerity in France »

Germany: The Left Party’s fraudulent refugee policy

By Andy Niklaus and Verena Nees, 24 June 2016

UN agency reports 65 million people are refugees worldwide

Berlin plans mass deportations and more police

More on the refugee crisis »

Science

Recent developments in science: Particle physics, climate science, galactic astronomy
Evidence hints at existence of fourth neutrino

By our reporters, 24 June 2016

25 years ago: Secession sets stage for civil war in Yugoslavia

The declarations of independence by Slovenia and Croatia on June 25, 1991, signaled the long-developing political crisis in Yugoslavia exploding into open civil war.

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50 years ago: High tide of Great Society reformism

During this week in 1966, a Democratic-controlled Congress and the Johnson administration put in place social and democratic reforms that brought Johnson’s Great Society program near to its apogee.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany launches Operation Barbarossa upon Soviet Union

During the early hours of June 22, 1941, Hitler’s fascist regime launched the most destructive and barbaric war in the history of mankind upon the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: Roger Casement tried for involvement in Irish uprising

On June 26, 1916, Sir Roger Casement was brought to trial in England on the charge of treason for his involvement in the preparations of the Easter uprising in Dublin.

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

The Socialist Equality Party (Germany) stands candidates for the Berlin state elections

By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 31 May 2016

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!