Worst-ever US mass shooting
Gunman massacres 50 in Orlando nightclub

By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2016

The Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential candidates both issued statements making clear that the massacre will be exploited to promote war abroad and intensified state repression at home.

ASPI think tank warns of war with China and attacks on Australia

By James Cogan, 13 June 2016

The Australian population has been kept in the dark about the content of the document.

US and Chinese military aircraft in second close encounter in East Asia

Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
Washington and Beijing draw battle lines over South China Sea

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French unions boost pressure to end strike movement against labor law

By Anthony Torres, 13 June 2016

The union bureaucracy is isolating workers, industry by industry, while preparing new talks with the Socialist Party government.

French government threatens to crush strikes as Euro 2016 football cup starts

Mobilize European workers to defend French strikers!

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Belgian unions try to suppress country’s growing strike wave

By Ross Mitchell and Paul Bond, 13 June 2016

The unions in Belgium and France view a joint struggle by workers in both countries as a threat.

North Sea oil workers must wage unified struggle

By Steve James, 13 June 2016

The crisis in the North Sea industry is one expression of the global capitalist chaos in oil production.

Papua New Guinea authorities clamp down on student protests

By John Braddock, 13 June 2016

Opposition politicians are using the corruption scandal in a bid to bring down the government but are just as committed to austerity measures.

Widening unrest in Papua New Guinea following police shooting of student protesters

Congress, Obama call for a Financial Control Board for Puerto Rico

By Rafael Azul, 13 June 2016

The US ruling elite intends to use the crisis as an opportunity to drastically reduce working conditions and living standards in Puerto Rico.

Arrest of New York prison guards’ union chief highlights broader nexus of corruption

By Fred Mazelis, 13 June 2016

Norman Seabrook, notorious for defending the brutality of correction officers, is accused of taking a kickback for investing union pension monies into a high-risk hedge fund.

New York City de Blasio administration upholds firing of teacher for class on Central Park Five

By Steve Light, 13 June 2016

The administration of New York City’s Democratic mayor has submitted papers in a suit supporting the dismissal of a teacher for giving a lesson on the 1989 frame-up of the Central Park Five.

In the shadow of the Republican National Convention
Historic East Cleveland, Ohio: A city in decline faces bankruptcy

By Leah Jeresova, 13 June 2016

While millions are being spent for the Republican convention in Cleveland, nothing is being done to improve the lives of the devastated working class suburb of East Cleveland.

Sports Direct and BHS: The real face of British capitalism

By Julie Hyland, 13 June 2016

While lamenting Ashley and Green as the “unacceptable face of capitalism,” the media made clear that much of what had occurred was perfectly legal.

Mounting working class and student protests deepen Chile’s political crisis

By Cesar Uco, 13 June 2016

Once hailed as the South American capitalist miracle, Chile is facing a sharp economic decline.

Australia’s east coast hit by devastating storms

By Eric Ludlow, 13 June 2016

Under-resourced emergency response units were spread thin across the storm- and flood-damaged areas.

New in Spanish

Estados Unidos, China y la crisis política en América Latina

Por Bill Van Auken, 13 junio 2016

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

En las elecciones generales españolas todos los partidos están por la austeridad

Por James Lerner, 13 junio 2016

El programa de “renegociación” del déficit de Unidos Podemos es indistinguible del programa de gobierno del partido de derecha, Ciudadanos.

New in French

La CGT tente de casser la lutte contre la loi El Khomri en isolant les grèves

Par Anthony Torres, 13 juin 2016

Les appareils syndicaux font monter la pression sur les travailleurs pour mettre fin à la grève, tout en préparant de nouvelles négociations avec le gouvernement.

France: alors que commence l’Euro 2016 de football, le gouvernement menace de casser les grèves

Par Alex Lantier, 13 juin 2016

Les travailleurs ont été la cible de critiques des bureaucraties syndicales qui poussent à finir les grèves à cause de l’Euro 2016, affirmant que cela donnait une « mauvaise image » des grévistes

New in Greek

Πρωτομαγιά 2016: Εισαγωγική ομιλία του Ντέιβιντ Νορθ

Του Ντέιβιντ Νορθ, 10 Ιούνιος 2016

Η ακόλουθη ομιλία δόθηκε από τον Ντέιβιντ Νορθ, πρόεδρο της Διεθνούς Συντακτικής Επιτροπής του WSWS και εθνικό πρόεδρο του Σοσιαλιστικού Κόμματος Ισότητας (ΗΠΑ), προς το Διεθνές Διαδικτυακό Συλλαλητήριο της Πρωτομαγιάς που έγινε την 1 Μαΐου, 2016.

New in Arabic

التقرير التقديمي بمناسبة الأول من أيار 2016

دافيد نورث, 3 يونيو 2016

فيما يلي الخطاب الذي ألقاه دافيد نورث ، الرئيس الدولي لتحرير موقع WSWS، ورئيس حزب المساواة الاشتراكي في الولايات المتحدة، بمناسبة اللقاء الدولي الافتراضي ( عبر شبكة الإنترنت) الذي نظم في الأول من أيار 2016.

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Race, gender and the US presidential campaign

13 June 2016

There is a concerted effort to shift the political axis of the campaign to issues of race and gender rather than the questions of economic inequality raised by Bernie Sanders.

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The UK Brexit Referendum

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum: Socialist internationalism versus left nationalism

By Chris Marsden, 13 June 2016

The following is a speech by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), on the party’s campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union.

The Brexit referendum from a European perspective

By Peter Schwarz, 13 June 2016

Reading the commentary in the international press concerning the referendum on a British exit from the European Union, one gets a sense of a ruling class that has lost its bearings.

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the ICFI, at June 14 London public meeting to be live streamed

13 June 2016

Peter Schwarz will speak on the historical experience of German workers, who paid a terrible price for the subordination of the Communist Party of Germany to nationalism in the 1930s.

UK trade union federation calls for Britain to remain in EU

The case for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum

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As more details emerge ISO continues defense of CWA sellout of Verizon strike

By Shannon Jones, 13 June 2016

A coterie of pseudo-left groups that operate in the orbit of the Democratic Party are more and more being called into service to prop up the unions.

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Left Party advocates joint candidate with SPD and Greens for German presidency

By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2016

The Left Party has responded to the announcement by federal President Joachim Gauck that he will be retiring next year “on age grounds” by moving further to the right.

The right-wing campaign over the Stanford University sexual assault case

By Tom Carter, 11 June 2016

The return of German militarism to Eastern Europe

By Johannes Stern, 11 June 2016

Hurtling toward the precipice of war, Modi cements Indo-US alliance

Who will follow the example of Muhammad Ali’s principled stand in our day?

Arts Review

Again on Don DeLillo’s Zero K: How does a novel turn toward social life?

By Eric London, 13 June 2016

Don DeLillo’s latest novel, about the determination of a small group of wealthy individuals to have their bodies cryogenically preserved, is worth our attention.

Night without end: Don DeLillo’s Zero K

The Lobster: Relationships forced on—or forbidden—people

By David Walsh, 11 June 2016

HBO’s All the Way: Lyndon B. Johnson and the civil rights movement

By Charles Bogle, 10 June 2016

Right-wing Polish government revives effort to extradite Roman Polanski

25 years ago: Kuwait emirate sentences 29 people to death after Iraqi withdrawal

This week in 1991, the martial law court set up by the Kuwaiti monarchy sentenced 29 people to death after brief trials which made a mockery of democratic procedures.

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50 years ago: Supreme Court issues Miranda ruling

On June 13, 1966, by a 5-4 margin, the US Supreme Court voted to set limits on the power of police to question suspects.

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75 years ago: Stalin ignores invasion threat from Nazi Germany

On June 13, 1941 Moscow Radio declared that “both Germany and the Soviet Union are fulfilling to the letter the terms of the Soviet-German nonaggression pact...”

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100 years ago: Striking miners in Minnesota draw up list of demands

On June 15, 1916, 1,500 miners met at the Finnish Socialist Hall in Virginia, Minnesota to elect a central strike committee and draw up a list of demands for better working conditions and pay.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Jerry White speaks on the next stage of the US presidential elections

By Jerry White—SEP presidential candidate, 11 June 2016

SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth visits scene of fatal fire in Manchester, New Hampshire

By John Marion, 10 June 2016

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The 2016 US Elections

Hillary Clinton signed off on drone assassinations, emails reveal

By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2016

As Obama endorses Clinton, Sanders signals readiness to back campaign

The US elections and the criminalization of American politics

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Defend the rights of New Zealanders in Australia! Support the Socialist Equality Party!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 11 June 2016

Australian elections: Workers and young people speak on mounting social divide

By our reporters, 10 June 2016

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

10 June 2016

More on the Australian federal election »

May Day

Greek translation of May Day 2016 report by David North

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce that the introductory speech by David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered to the International May Day Online Rally 2016 is published in Greek here.

Arabic translation of May Day 2016 report by David North


Dr. Coley P. O’Doherty
June 6, 1969 - May 29, 2016

By Helen Hayes, 9 June 2016

Comrade Coley joined the Socialist Equality Party in 2005 and remained loyal to the fight for socialist principles until his death.

Featured series on Australian unions

What the Royal Commission into Australia’s trade unions revealed
Part One: Workers need new organisations of struggle!

By Will Fulgenzi—SEP candidate for Wills, 2 June 2016

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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!