After Brexit, mounting warnings of global slump and financial panic

By Andre Damon, 27 June 2016

The ongoing sell-off in global financial markets comes amid a chorus of warnings by international institutions that the world economy faces a deepening crisis.

UK “leave” vote batters financial markets

Clinton seizes on Brexit vote to tout her credentials as defender of Washington’s global interests

By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2016

Clinton responded to the British vote to leave the EU by reaffirming her claim to be the most qualified commander-in-chief for American imperialism in a crisis situation.

Brexit vote intensifies conflicts within European Union

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

The Brexit referendum: A turning point in European politics

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Amid mass abstention, right-wing PP wins Spanish elections

By Alejandro López, 27 June 2016

The result is particularly humiliating for the Unidos Podemos led by Pablo Iglesias, the coalition put together by the Stalinist-led United Left and Podemos.

Spain’s elections intensify crisis of bourgeois rule

Taiwanese airline cabin crews strike

By Ben McGrath, 27 June 2016

The walk-out highlights the growing anger more broadly throughout the Taiwanese working class.

Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge to affirmative action

By Tom Carter, 27 June 2016

The protracted and embittered litigation over affirmative action highlights the policy’s central importance to the political, corporate and military establishment.

Southern West Virginia communities devastated by flash floods

By Joe McGee, 27 June 2016

Remote towns in the mountainous coalfield region of the state are assessing the destruction from last week’s historic flooding.

Michigan governor signs Detroit Public Schools dissolution measures
Judge Rhodes, Democrats try to pacify Detroit teachers

By Nancy Hanover, 27 June 2016

Hundreds of teachers and parents turned out for a town hall informational meeting called by local Democrats to explain the legislative deal which will terminate the Detroit Public Schools.

“Public education is not a business, it is a right”
Detroit teachers and parents speak out against public school reorganization

By a WSWS reporting team, 27 June 2016

Teachers and parents spoke to the WSWS at a public town hall meeting held in the wake of the legislative deal to dissolve the 174-year-old Detroit Public Schools.

Michigan public school teacher messages of solidarity with Mexican teachers

27 June 2016

Michigan public school teachers express their support for teachers in Oaxaca and throughout Mexico in the face of last week’s government massacre.

The Oaxaca massacre and the eruption of class struggle in Mexico

Half of ArcelorMittal workers abstain as USW pushes through concessions deal

By Evan Winters, 27 June 2016

The deal paves the way for an accelerated attack on the jobs, wages, health and retiree benefits of workers at the US facilities owned by the world’s largest steelmaking company.

Australian youth face historic social reversal

By John Davis—SEP candidate for the Senate in NSW, 27 June 2016

Today’s young people confront higher unemployment , more insecure work, increased housing costs, greater debts and higher tuition fees than earlier generations.

New Zealand extends military deployment in Iraq

By Tom Peters, 27 June 2016

Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, New Zealand soldiers are assisting the predatory US war to dominate the Middle East.

World Wealth Report 2016: The number of German millionaires increases

By Marianne Arens, 27 June 2016

Along with the US, Japan and China, Germany is one of the four countries with the most millionaires in the world.

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Espagne: des élections qui aggravent la crise du régime bourgeois

Par Alejandro Lopez, 27 juin 2016

Quelle que soit la coalition instable pouvant sortir de l’élection du 26 juin, elle sera profondément hostile à la combativité grandissante de la classe ouvrière européenne

Le massacre d’Oaxaca et l’éruption de la lutte des classes au Mexique

Par Neil Hardt, 27 juin 2016

La résurgence de la lutte des classes telle qu’elle se manifeste dans le mouvement de protestation des enseignants mexicains fait partie d’une radicalisation croissante des travailleurs dans le monde.

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The way forward after the Brexit referendum

27 June 2016

The only certainty in the aftermath of the Leave vote is that the assault on the working class will be intensified, as the ruling elite demand greater sacrifices in the “national interest.”

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Socialist Alternative promotes Labor and the Greens as “lesser evil”

By Peter Symonds, 27 June 2016

“Lesser evilism” has long been the pseudo-lefts’ stock-in-trade at election time, but it takes on added political significance amid the deepening crisis of the two-party system.

The Australian election’s “save Medicare” fraud

By Mike Head—SEP candidate for the Senate in Queensland, 27 June 2016

For four decades, the reality has been one of a relentless assault on public health care by Labor and Coalition governments alike.

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

Queensland SEP candidate discusses socialism and war on 4ZZZ radio

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

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Workers Struggles

Nurses unions shut down emerging strike wave

By Eric London, 27 June 2016

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to nurses on the picket line in Los Angeles who were eager to continue the fight against for-profit health care.

Minnesota nurses union ends strike without new contract

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 27 June 2016

As the week-long walkout by Minnesota nurses concludes, nurses have been ordered back to work without the slightest concession from Allina Health executives.

Minnesota and Los Angeles nurses fight cost-cutting measures

Delta Airlines pilots hold protest over stalled contract talks

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

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25 years ago: Scores killed in Yugoslav civil war

Combat planes deployed by Yugoslav federal armed forces bombed Slovenia’s main airports in Ljubljana on June 28, 1991, in the first concerted air attack in Europe since World War II.

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50 years ago: Military coup in Argentina

On June 28, 1966 President Arturo U. Illia was overthrown in a military coup and replaced with a three-man military junta, which named retired General Juan Carlos Ongania as the new chief of state.

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75 years ago: US government raids Minneapolis Trotskyists

On June 27, 1941 FBI agents and US marshals raided the headquarters of the Socialist Workers Party, then the American section of the world Trotskyist movement, in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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100 years ago: Mass strike in Germany over Liebknecht conviction

Responding to the secret trial and conviction of Karl Liebknecht for his revolutionary opposition to the First World War, 55,000 workers in Berlin took strike action on June 29, 1916.

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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

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Arts Review

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

By Sam Price and Tom Peters, 25 June 2016

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


Bernie Sanders confirms he will vote for Clinton

By Patrick Martin, 25 June 2016

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

Political lessons of the Sanders campaign

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

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

Germany: The Left Party’s fraudulent refugee policy

By Andy Niklaus and Verena Nees, 24 June 2016

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

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

By our reporters, 24 June 2016

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!