Two US aircraft carriers in war games in western Pacific

By Peter Symonds, 21 June 2016

The show of force is a sign that the US intends to ramp up its confrontation with China following an imminent ruling on the Philippine legal challenge to Beijing’s maritime claims.

Australian Labor Party vows “freedom of navigation” provocations against China

By James Cogan, 21 June 2016

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

Police kill eight striking Mexican teachers in Oaxaca massacre

By Don Knowland, 21 June 2016

Federal police fired on protesting teachers in order to clear a blockaded highway, killing eight and wounding over 50.

German foreign minister distances himself from the United States

By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2016

Steinmeier declared that Germany is forced “to reinterpret the principles that have guided its foreign policy for over half a century.”

Massive NATO war game risks conflict with Russia

Ahead of vote on UK membership in EU
Corbyn and Cameron use killing of Cox to cement their alliance against Brexit

By Robert Stevens, 21 June 2016

Since Jo Cox’s death, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said nothing about the evidence of the killer’s association with far-right groups tied to sections of the Tory party.

MP’s murder exposes role of neo-fascists in British Leave campaign

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FBI tried to ensnare Orlando shooter in fake terror plot

By Bill Van Auken, 21 June 2016

According to a local sheriff, FBI agent provocateurs were used in 2013 in an attempt to lure Omar Mateen into planning an attack.

Questions mount over FBI handling of Orlando gunman

Australian jobs figures show expansion of part-time work

By Mike Head, 21 June 2016

A new “normal” has emerged—growing numbers of workers being forced to take part-time jobs, which are invariably less secure and worse-paid.

Twin Cities nurses face battle over health benefits, staffing

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 21 June 2016

With the strike by 4,800 nurses entering the third day, hospital management is remaining intransigent.

Record heat wave fuels wildfire in southern California

By Adam Mclean, 21 June 2016

The fire, dubbed the Sherpa fire, is particularly concerning because of its potential for growth and its proximity to the city of Santa Barbara.

California legislature and governor reach agreement on 2016-2017 budget

By Dan Conway, 21 June 2016

The new budget enshrines further austerity, with little money to be spent on needed social programs and windfall profits assured for employers.

Northern Ireland: Police collusion established in 1994 Loughinisland massacre

By Steve James, 21 June 2016

On June 18, 1994, 15 football supporters at the Heights Bar in Loughinisland were watching Ireland in the opening match of the soccer World Cup when 11 of them were gunned down.

New Zealand PM’s diplomatic debacle in Fiji

By John Braddock, 21 June 2016

Bainimarama bluntly refused to accede to NZ Prime Minister Key’s agenda.

Fort McMurray residents return to badly damaged city

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 21 June 2016

Serious concerns exist about the threat to public health from the large quantities of toxic waste created by the massive wildfire.

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Malgré l’opposition croissante à la Loi travail les syndicats français prêts à faire des concessions

Par Alex Lantier, 21 juin 2016

La CGT stalinienne a indiqué qu’elle pourrait être ouverte à la négociation d’accords au niveau des entreprises dans le cadre de la nouvelle loi violant le Code du travail.

Grande-Bretagne: l'assassinat de Cox révèle le rôle des néo-fascistes dans la campagne du Leave

Par Robert Stevens, 21 juin 2016

L'assassinat de la députée travailliste Jo Cox met en évidence la frénésie nationaliste et xénophobe mobilisée au cours de la campagne du référendum sur le « brexit », qui doit se tenir jeudi.

New in German

Das britische EU-Referendum und der Mord an Jo Cox

Von Julie Hyland, 21. Juni 2016

Der Mord an der Labour-Abgeordneten Cox zeigt, welch faschistoide Kräfte im Zusammenhang mit dem Brexit-Referendum aufgepeitscht werden.

Steinmeier geht auf Distanz zu den USA

Von Peter Schwarz, 21. Juni 2016

Der deutscher Außenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier hat sich in den vergangenen Tagen deutlich von den USA distanziert und gleichzeitig den Anspruch Deutschlands unterstrichen, wieder eine globale Großmacht zu werden.

US-Diplomaten fordern Ausweitung des Syrienkriegs

Von Bill Van Auken, 21. Juni 2016

Das Dokument aus dem State Department verschärft die Spannungen mit Russland und gibt einen Vorgeschmack dessen, was nach den Präsidentschaftswahlen kommen könnte.

UNHCR: 65 Millionen Menschen weltweit auf der Flucht

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 21. Juni 2016

Dem aktuellen Weltbericht des UNHCR zufolge ist die Zahl der Flüchtlinge im vergangenen Jahr auf über 65 Millionen Menschen gestiegen. Verantwortlich sind die imperialistischen Kriege.

Massenbewegung gegen Arbeitsmarktreform droht Ausverkauf

Von Alex Lantier, 21. Juni 2016

Die Gewerkschaft CGT zeigt Bereitschaft, das Unterlaufen von Branchentarifverträgen auf Unternehmensebene mit zu organisieren.

Grillos Protestbewegung stellt Bürgermeister in Rom und Turin

Von Marianne Arens, 21. Juni 2016

Der Wahlsieg der Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung in zwei italienischen Metropolen stellt für Matteo Renzis Regierungspolitik eine herbe Niederlage dar.

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Washington’s “second nuclear age”

21 June 2016

The Obama administration’s $1 trillion nuclear modernization program is clearing the way for nuclear weapons to be used in combat.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Video: The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

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

As Sanders wraps up his campaign and prepares to endorse Hillary Clinton, the millions of workers and youth who supported him must now draw the necessary political conclusions.

Political lessons of the Sanders campaign

Unite US and Mexican workers!
The working class must stop the Carrier factory closures!

By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 18 June 2016

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At the People’s Summit: An opportunist debate over Clinton vs. the Green Party’s Stein

By Patrick Martin, 21 June 2016

A workshop on “democratic socialism” at the People’s Summit turned into a discussion of how far to go in supporting Hillary Clinton.

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

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“Berlin correspondence:” Germany’s Humboldt University in the service of militarism

By Johannes Stern, 20 June 2016

The way forward after the PNG police shootings

By Peter Symonds, 20 June 2016

Despite mounting opposition, French unions signal concessions on labor law

By Alex Lantier, 20 June 2016

More on the struggle against austerity in France »

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

SEP election campaign team visits lead-affected suburb

By our reporters, 21 June 2016

What has happened in Boolaroo typifies the corporate and government contempt for the health and safety of workers and their families.

Socialist Equality Party candidate interviewed by community radio station

By our reporter, 21 June 2016

”We are fighting to build a party against war,” Gabriela Zabala told the Muslim radio station 2MFM.

Australian Labor’s campaign launch features lies and duplicity

SEP senate candidate speaks with Melbourne tram drivers

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

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Arts Review

Issues raised by the “Labor Relations” exhibition at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum

By Dorota Niemitz, 21 June 2016

Labor Relations at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum in Poland is drawn from the museum’s international art collection.

“All the terrifying things all really happened”
Toyen: A film about the Czech surrealist painter and her times

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

21 June 2016

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

Twin Cities nurses strike against gutting of health care benefits

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 20 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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The UK Brexit Referendum

The significance of the Brexit referendum for the European working class

By Peter Schwarz, 18 June 2016

ICFI Secretary Peter Schwarz speaks in London on Brexit referendum

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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!