26 May 2016

Thousands of civilians in danger as US-backed forces mount offensives in Iraq and Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 26 May 2016

The offensives launched by US-backed forces on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border threaten to deepen the region’s crisis.

US-backed offensive to seize Iraqi city of Fallujah

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Strike wave against austerity spreads in France, Belgium

By Kumaran Ira, 26 May 2016

Police repression of anti-austerity protests in France and Belgium is enraging workers and driving broader layers of the working class into struggle.

French Socialist Party’s labor reform boosts far-right National Front

By Francis Dubois, 26 May 2016

International finance capital and the strikes in France

A resurgence of class struggle

CWA ends San Diego AT&T strike to further isolate Verizon fight

By Nick Barrickman, 26 May 2016

The Communications Workers of America shut down the strike by AT&T West on Monday in an effort to block a wider strike by telecom workers on both coasts.

“The bottom line is money”
Video: AT&T workers in San Diego on strike

Telecom, airlines, retail, manufacturing workers entering battles
Growing signs of a resurgence of class conflict in the US

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Over 1,000 protest outside Trump rally in Albuquerque

By a WSWS reporter, 26 May 2016

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to participants in the Albuquerque protest.

Clinton refuses to debate Sanders ahead of California primary

Sanders softens criticism of Clinton at Los Angeles-area rallies

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California Governor Jerry Brown backs $2 billion plan to deal with the state’s homeless

By Kevin Martinez and Adam Mclean, 26 May 2016

The proposal, based on a 20- to 30-year bond, does not address the root causes of homelessness.

Military and security figures take opposing sides in UK referendum on European Union

By Chris Marsden, 26 May 2016

The various military officials and spy chiefs backing either side in the Brexit campaign are all committed to defending British and US imperialism, particularly in the conflict with Russia.

German chancellor boosts anti-refugee deal in visit to Turkey

By Peter Schwarz, 26 May 2016

Angela Merkel traveled to Turkey last week in an attempt to shore up the deal stuck between Turkey and the EU to block refugees from entering Europe.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung lobbies for militarism and war

By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2016

The mouthpiece of the Frankfurt banks has provided a platform for former general Wolf Poulet to advocate an aggressive German war policy.

Swedish court refuses to drop arrest warrant for Julian Assange

By Josh Varlin, 26 May 2016

The Stockholm Court rejected the conclusion of a United Nations working group that Assange has been arbitrarily detained in violation of international human rights conventions.

Julian Assange challenges anti-democratic “no platform” campaign

Nepal accuses India of attempting regime change in Kathmandu

By W. Sunil, 26 May 2016

The sharp tensions between New Delhi and Kathmandu are a result of the intensifying geo-political rivalry between India and China.

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Kapitalist kriz ve demokratik hakların savunusu

Andre Damon ve Alex Lantier, 26 Mayıs 2016

Demokratik kurumların çöküşünün altında yatan, uzun süreli küresel ekonomik kriz, militarizmin ve savaşın aşırı büyümesi ve en önemlisi, sınıf mücadelesinin yoğunlaşmasıdır.

Avusturya cumhurbaşkanlığı seçiminin dersleri

Peter Schwarz, 26 Mayıs 2016

Avusturya’daki ve dünya genelindeki en acil sorun, kitlesel öfkeye ve düzen partilerine yönelik kızgınlığa ilerici, enternasyonalist ve sosyalist bir perspektif sağlamak amacıyla işçi sınıfının yeni bir partisini inşa etmektir.

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Mobilisons les travailleurs européens pour défendre les grévistes français!

Par Alex Lantier, 26 mai 2016

La classe ouvrière européenne et internationale est l'allié le plus puissant des travailleurs qui luttent contre des gouvernements pro-austérité en France, en Belgique et en Grèce.

Le capital financier international et les grèves en France

Par Nick Beams, 26 mai 2016

L'objectif des « réformes structurelles » exigées par le FMI et les élites financières est la destruction de tous les acquis sociaux que la classe ouvrière européenne a conquis au cours des soixante-dix dernières années.

Le Parti social-démocrate allemand en chute libre

Par Ulrich Rippert, 26 mai 2016

L’effondrement du SPD dans les sondages est le résultat de la politique droitière, antisociale et militariste poursuivie par ce parti depuis des années.

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La crisis capitalista y la defensa de los derechos democráticos

Por Andre Damon y Alex Lantier, 26 mayo 2016

Detrás de la desintegración de las instituciones democráticas está la crisis económica mundial, el crecimiento del militarismo y la guerra, y sobre todo, la intensificación de la lucha de clases.

¡Opongámonos a los ataques de Obama en contra de los inmigrantes!

Por Niles Niemuth, 26 mayo 2016

El Partido Socialista por la Igualdad defiende el derecho democrático de todos los inmigrantes y refugiados de vivir y trabajar donde quieran sin temer ser detenidos o deportados.

Maduro impone estado de emergencia en Venezuela

Por Bill Van Auken, 26 mayo 2016

A pesar de que el presidente venezolano indica que el decreto es para “enfrentar todas las amenazas internacionales y nacionales”, su principal desafío proviene de la clase obrera.

El candidato fascista Rodrigo Duterte gana las elecciones presidenciales de Filipinas

Por Joseph Santolan, 26 mayo 2016

El éxito de Duterte recae sobre el antiobrero y nacionalista Partido Comunista filipino (CPP).

El Tercer Festejo En Línea Internacional del Primero de Mayo obtiene una gran respuesta

Por Shannon Jones, 26 mayo 2016

La celebración del Primero de Mayo atrajo a obreros y jóvenes de 90 países.

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Das internationale Finanzkapital und die Streiks in Frankreich

Von Nick Beams, 26. Mai 2016

Die „Strukturreformen“, die der IWF und die Finanzeliten verlangen, würden sämtliche soziale Errungenschaften der Arbeiterklasse der letzten siebzig Jahre zerstören.

Französische Regierung geht brutal gegen Streikende vor

Von Alex Lantier, 26. Mai 2016

Bei Angriffen der Sicherheitskräfte auf Blockaden bei der Ölraffinerie in Fos-sur-Mer nahe Marseille wurden mehrere streikende Arbeiter verletzt.

Arbeiter äußern sich zum Vorgehen der Polizei gegen Streik in französischer Ölraffinerie

Von Anthony Torres, 26. Mai 2016

Am Dienstagmorgen um 4:30 Uhr begannen die französischen Sicherheitskräfte mit der Vertreibung von 200 Demonstranten von den Öldepots und der Esso-Raffinerie in Marseille, die diese seit der Nacht zum Montag blockiert hatten.

Syriza-Regierung wird zum Vorreiter der Kürzungspolitik

Von Christoph Vandreier, 26. Mai 2016

In der Nacht zum Mittwoch einigten sich die Finanzminister der Eurogruppe darauf, der griechischen Regierung 10,3 Milliarden Euro aus dem Europäischen Stabilitätsmechanismus (ESM) bereitzustellen.

Jörg Baberowski wirbt für den starken Staat

Von Christoph Vandreier, 26. Mai 2016

Auf dem Kongress Phil.Cologne erklärte der Humboldt-Professor, dass „Männer in Deutschland“ der Gewalt von Zuwanderern hilflos gegenüberstünden, weil sie sich nicht mehr prügeln könnten.

Berlin: Massiver Polizeieinsatz gegen Roma

Von Andy Niklaus und Carola Kleinert, 26. Mai 2016

Die Berliner Polizei ging brutal gegen Roma-Familien vor, die an der Gedenkstätte für die im Nationalsozialismus ermordeten Sinti und Roma gegen ihre Abschiebung protestierten.

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Perspective

Mobilize European workers to defend French strikers!

26 May 2016

The most powerful ally of workers struggling against pro-austerity governments in France, Belgium and Greece is the European and international working class.

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Socialist Equality Party (UK)

The Brexit referendum, socialism and the European working class

By Julie Hyland, 26 May 2016

The following is a speech delivered to public meetings by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP, on the Party’s campaign for an active boycott of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union.

UK: Left Leave campaign lays out its nationalist agenda in Brexit referendum

Meeting May 31 in Manchester
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!—Socialism versus left nationalism

26 May 2016

The Socialist Equality Party is holding a series of public meetings in cities across the UK in May and June as part of its campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP election meetting: Detroit is a battlefield in a war on the working class

26 May 2016

At this meeting on May 31, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will speak about the critical issues facing workers and youth.

Young people in America: A lost generation stuck at home

By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 26 May 2016

A Pew report released on the share of young people living with their parents sheds new light on the difficulties facing millions who are barely scraping by.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks with locked out Honeywell workers in Indiana

By our reporters, 25 May 2016

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australian election: Military spending is war preparation, not “industry policy”

By James Cogan—SEP candidate for the Senate in NSW, 26 May 2016

The greatest expenditure on hardware for the Australian military since World War II is being cynically portrayed as a public works program.

Australian Treasury issues a blunt demand for austerity offensive

Australian government’s “internship” program: An attack on young people

Public meetings on the Australian election
Support the SEP in 2016! No to war and budget cuts! For socialism and internationalism!

26 May 2016

The candidates will explain the socialist and internationalist program for which the SEP is fighting in opposition to Labor, the Liberals, the Greens and every other capitalist party.

Support the Socialist Equality Party 2016 election campaign!
Vote against war and budget cuts! For internationalism and socialism!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 23 May 2016

The SEP candidates in the 2016 Australian election

Commentary

Obama appeals for closer US-Vietnamese ties

By Peter Symonds, 25 May 2016

US military returns to Vietnam

Lessons of the Austrian presidential election

Sri Lankan flood and landslide deaths continue to climb

Arts Review

Cash Only: What interests contemporary filmmakers and what doesn’t

By David Walsh, 25 May 2016

Captain America: Civil War—A waste of resources, technology and human skill

David King 1943-2016: Revolutionary socialist, artist and defender of historical truth

By David North, 14 May 2016

A further comment on the death of David King, socialist and artist

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Detroit's Cass Technical High School students oppose police brutality, support teachers struggle

By Zac Corrigan, 23 May 2016

After sickouts, what is the way forward for Detroit teachers?

25 years ago: South Korean president announces crackdown on mass protests

On May 28, 1991, South Korean President Roh Tae Woo announced a crackdown on protests admitting “the people’s distrust in politics ... is reaching a dangerous point.”

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50 years ago: State of emergency against British seamen’s strike

On May 23,1966, Queen Elizabeth II declared a state of emergency in Britain, giving the Labour Party government of Prime Minister Harold Wilson draconian powers to use against striking seamen.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt declares emergency

On May 27, 1941, US President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed “an unlimited national emergency,” citing the danger of a German attack on the Western Hemisphere.

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100 years ago: Agricultural workers organize in the US

On May 23, 1916, the first conference of the Agricultural Workers Organization (AWO), affiliated to the revolutionary-syndicalist Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), was held in Kansas City, Missouri.

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The Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Outrage erupts at Flint meeting of pipeline board

By James Brewer, 20 May 2016

Video: Flint, Michigan resident speaks on lack of services for poisoned residents

Obama in Flint: Let them drink lead

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International May Day 2016

May Day 2016: Introductory report by David North

By David North, 2 May 2016

May Day 2016 and the future of socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 4 May 2016

Listen to all the May Day speeches »