US Special Forces have been operating secretly in Libya for months

By Thomas Gaist, 14 May 2016

American commando teams are waging and preparing for war across ever-growing stretches of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

FBI holds 80,000 pages of secret documents on Saudi-9/11 links

By Patrick Martin, 14 May 2016

The secret trove of documents is being reviewed by a federal judge in Tampa, Florida for possible declassification.

Once again on Saudi complicity in the 9/11 attacks

America in the 21st century
Reports document growing income inequality, declining manufacturing pay

By Kate Randall, 14 May 2016

Middle-class household income has declined, while the gap between low- and upper-income households has grown along with income inequality across the US.

New doping allegations against Russia ahead of summer Olympics

By Barry Grey, 14 May 2016

While it is entirely possible that the Putin government has overseen a program of doping, the unsubstantiated allegations are being used to promote a reactionary geopolitical agenda.

“It will come to us next”
Auto and transit workers support Verizon strikers

By a WSWS reporting team, 14 May 2016

There is widespread support for the striking Verizon workers, even as the unions are isolating their struggle as they work with the corporation to impose concessions.

New picket line assault on Verizon strikers in Massachusetts

“Workers in the Philippines and Mexico are not our enemies”
New York Verizon striker explains need for international strategy

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IMF warns against British exit from EU

By Julie Hyland, 14 May 2016

IMF head Christine Lagarde warned that in the event of a vote to leave the European Union, the UK could enter into recession.

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, British section of the International Committee of the Fourth International

Poland adopts new anti-communist law

By Dorota Niemitz, 14 May 2016

The so-called “de-communization” law is an attempt by the country’s right-wing government to rewrite the history of the Twentieth Century.

Austrian Social Democrats name former rail executive to head party and government

By Markus Salzmann, 14 May 2016

The self declared “non-political” Christian Kern stands for radical austerity measures and closer collaboration with the far-right FPÖ.

Air France announces pay cuts for pilots

By Anthony Torres, 14 May 2016

The cuts at the airline are the product of the betrayal of the 2014 pilots strike by the National Union of Airline Pilots.

Hedge fund buy-in heralds massive assault on Volkswagen workers

By Dietmar Henning, 14 May 2016

The British hedge fund TCI is planning to slash jobs, cut wages and impose speedup.

Podemos, United Left form alliance for June elections

By Alejandro López, 14 May 2016

The purpose of the alliance is to prevent growing social opposition from developing into a conscious political movement against capitalism.

Sri Lankan refugees imprisoned after removal from Australia

By Max Newman, 14 May 2016

Asylum seekers have been forcibly deported to face imprisonment in Sri Lanka.

Submarine project no solution for South Australia’s employment crisis

By John Braddock, 14 May 2016

Claims that building submarines will rescue the economically depressed state are false and any new jobs will be tied to preparations for war.

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В России создается Национальная гвардия для защиты капиталистической олигархии

Владимир Волков, 14 мая 2016 г.

В апреле Кремль объявил о создании новой силовой военизированной структуры с расширенными возможностями полицейских государственных репрессий.

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Estados Unidos, China y la crisis política en América Latina

Por Bill Van Auken, 13 mayo 2016

Discurso de Bill Van Auken en la manifestación internacional del Primero de Mayo.

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Comment aller de l’avant dans la lutte contre la loi-travail en France?

Par Alex Lantier, 14 mai 2016

Les couches les plus conscientes et les plus avancées politiquement des travailleurs et des jeunes doivent se préparer non seulement aux luttes de masse qui éclateront, mais à la révolution socialiste.

Obama et le bombardement d’Hiroshima

Par Andre Damon, 14 mai 2016

Le président américain se rendra à Hiroshima non pas pour s’excuser des crimes passés mais pour en préparer de nouveaux.

Pourquoi Sanders a gagné en Virginie occicentale

Par Joseph Kishore, 14 mai 2016

L’élite du Parti démocrate est en train de promouvoir de une version raciale et fausse des faits dans le but de camoufler les véritables raisons de l’écrasante victoire remportée par Sanders en Virginie-occidentale.

Un haut gradé israélien compare Israël à l’Allemagne avant l’Holocauste

Par Jean Shaoul, 14 mai 2016

Les propos de Golan allaient à l'encontre du discours officiel qui présente Israël comme la victime d’un monde hostile voulant sa destruction.

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1 Mayıs 2016: Alman militarizmi bir kez daha boy gösteriyor

Uli Rippert, 13 Mayıs 2016

1 Mayıs 2016’da düzenlenen Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda, Partei für Soziale Gleichheit’ın (Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi – Almanya) genel sekteri Uli Rippert tarafından yapılan konuşma.

1 Mayıs 2016: Avrupa Birliği'nin krizi ve savaş yönelimi

Peter Schwarz, 13 Mayıs 2016

1 Mayıs 2016’da düzenlenen Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin sekreteri Peter Schwarz tarafından yapılan konuşma.

1 Mayıs 2016: ABD-Çin çatışması ve Latin Amerika’daki siyasi kriz

Bill Van Auken, 13 Mayıs 2016

WSWS’nin Latin Amerika editörü Bill Van Auken'in Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda yaptığı konuşma.

1 Mayıs 2016: Asya-Pasifik’teki savaş yönelimine karşı çıkın

James Cogan, 13 Mayıs 2016

1 Mayıs 2016’da düzenlenen Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda, Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Avustralya) ulusal sekreteri James Cogan tarafından yapılan konuşma.

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Warum Sanders in West Virginia gewonnen hat

Von Joseph Kishore, 13. Mai 2016

Clintons vernichtende Niederlage gegen Sanders, der sich als „demokratischen Sozialisten“ bezeichnet, ist in einem Staat wie West Virginia von großer politischer Bedeutung.

Brasilien: Senat suspendiert Präsidentin Dilma Rousseff

Von Bill Van Auken, 13. Mai 2016

Die neue Regierung von Michel Temer hat die Aufgabe, die Arbeiterklasse frontal anzugreifen.

Hedgefonds steigt bei Volkswagen ein

Von Dietmar Henning, 13. Mai 2016

Der britische Fonds TCI plant ein beispielloses Massaker an Arbeitsplätzen, Löhnen und Arbeitsbedingungen, um saftige Gewinne aus den Beschäftigten herauszupressen.

Russland gründet Nationalgarde zum Schutz der Oligarchie

Von Wladimir Wolkow, 13. Mai 2016

Der Kreml gab vor kurzem die Gründung einer neuen Polizei-Sondereinheit mit erweiterten Befugnissen zur Unterdrückung der Bevölkerung bekannt.

May Day 2016: Die internationale Arbeiterklasse ist eine enorme soziale Kraft

Von Joseph Kishore, 13. Mai 2016

Mit dieser Rede fasst Kishore die Beiträge des International May Day zusammen und zieht die politischen Schlussfolgerungen.

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Brazil’s impeachment and the fall of the Workers Party

14 May 2016

The sharp turn to the right in Brazil and the immense dangers confronting the working class were prepared for over a decade by the politics of the Workers Party.

Earlier Perspectives »


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

By David North, 14 May 2016

David King, who devoted his extraordinary gifts as an artist to salvaging the historical truth of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath from beneath the vast edifice of Stalinist crimes and lies, died suddenly in London on May 11.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Oppose Obama’s assault on immigrants!

By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 14 May 2016

The Socialist Equality Party defends the democratic right of immigrants and refugees to live and work wherever they please without fear of detention or deportation.

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

By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 13 May 2016

Support the struggle of Detroit teachers! Unite the working class in a fight back!

Video: SEP candidate Niles Niemuth: Top 25 hedge fund managers made $13 billion last year

By Niles Niemuth, 12 May 2016

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

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Video: Workers speak about families divided by borders

By our reporters, 14 May 2016

The Obama administration has deported over two million people, more than any other in US history.

Arts Review

Hillsborough: A powerful and moving account of Britain’s worst sporting disaster

By Robert Stevens, 14 May 2016

The documentary reconstructs key events and includes harrowing footage of the crush and its aftermath, as well as interviews with family members, survivors and police officers on duty.

San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 2
The Return, about released prisoners, and other social dramas (or comedies)

By Joanne Laurier, 13 May 2016

San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 1
Look at today’s filmmaking … then look at the world


Obama and the bombing of Hiroshima

By Andre Damon, 13 May 2016

US-NATO officials unveil Romania-based missile system

By Thomas Gaist, 13 May 2016

A new strategy is needed to fight French labor law

By Alex Lantier, 13 May 2016

How #UpAllNight seeks to block opposition to French labour law

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Corporate-backed charities come up with teaspoon of help for Flint

By Sheila Brehm, 13 May 2016

Who’s who in the Flint water crisis: Part two

Video: SEP presidential candidate Jerry White—Obama says Flint crisis is no big deal

Obama in Flint: Let them drink lead

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The 2016 US Elections

Trump signals backing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare

By Patrick Martin, 13 May 2016

What accounts for Trump’s support among West Virginia miners?

Trump’s victory: A dangerous turning point in American politics

Why Sanders won in West Virginia

By Joseph Kishore, 12 May 2016

Clinton campaign lurches to the right

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

14 May 2016

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

International May Day 2016

Sri Lankan SEP holds successful May Day meeting in Colombo

By our reporters, 12 May 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 »

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting May 24 in London
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe!

Meeting in Paris May 15
The socialist struggle against war and the bankruptcy of Tamil nationalism


Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!
For a socialist program against Labor, the Liberals and the Greens

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 11 May 2016

Committee minutes reveal anti-democratic discrimination against IYSSE at University of Melbourne

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Berlin elections: Workers and students speak out against war

By our reporters, 28 April 2016

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

25 years ago: Baker follows up US war against Iraq with Mideast tour

This week in May 1991, US Secretary of State James Baker conducted a six-day round of imperialist diplomacy in the Middle East with an itinerary that included secret talks in Riyadh, Damascus, Amman, Cairo and Jerusalem.

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50 years ago: Ky crushes dissidents in South Vietnam

On May 15,1 966, tank units loyal to South Vietnamese dictator Nguyen Cao Ky crushed rebel units based in the city of Danang after a brief but bitter battle.

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75 years ago: Vichy French regime bows to Nazi SS

On May 14, 1941 French head of state Henri Petain announced to the nation that France would subordinate itself to Hitler’s new world order in Europe.

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100 years ago: US Marines occupy the Dominican Republic

On May 15, 1916, US marines, who had been landed on the soil of the Dominican Republic, entered the capital city of Santo Domingo and took possession of the center of the city.

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