Failed military coup in Turkey

By James Cogan, 16 July 2016

The political upheaval in Turkey is testimony to the generalised breakdown taking place internationally in the political institutions and mechanisms of bourgeois rule.

The Istanbul airport bombing: Blowback from the war in Syria

Incomes declining or stagnant for the vast majority in “rich” countries

By Gabriel Black, 16 July 2016

A new report from McKinsey Global Institute finds that for most people in the advanced capitalist countries there has been no recovery from the 2008 Wall Street crash.

In bid to save proxy forces in Syria, US discusses pact with Russia

By Thomas Gaist, 16 July 2016

The Obama administration has suggested a military cooperation pact with Russia aimed at salvaging the remnants of the Islamist forces it has backed against the Assad regime.

Behind US proposal for military cooperation with Russia
Washington plans escalation of war for regime-change in Syria

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UK parliamentary debate buries Iraq War inquiry

By Robert Stevens, 16 July 2016

This week’s parliamentary debate on the Chilcot inquiry demonstrated that the ruling elite have no intention of allowing the war’s architects to be brought to justice.

The Chilcot verdict on Iraq: A war crime by British and US imperialism

Major police operation in Berlin prepares law-and-order election campaign

By Verena Nees, 16 July 2016

Last weekend, 1,000 police were illegally deployed in Berlin against 1,800 protesters, provoking a street battle.

White Paper 2016: Another step in the revival of German militarism

Trump chooses right-wing Indiana governor as running mate

By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2016

The announcement came on the eve of the Republican National Convention, as the last organized opposition to Trump’s nomination was brushed aside.

After endorsement, Sanders attempts to convince angry supporters to back Clinton

The predictable and pathetic end of Sanders’ “political revolution”

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US Interior Department issues first oil drilling rules in US Arctic Seas

By Gary Joad, 16 July 2016

The White House timed the announcement so that it would have minimal impact on petroleum company plans for US Arctic Ocean exploration.

Japan exploits violence in South Sudan to dispatch military

By Ben McGrath, 16 July 2016

While portrayed as a rescue mission, the deployment of additional Japanese troops to Africa marks an expansion of Japan’s role on the continent.

Indian troops kill dozens of protesters in Kashmir

By Kranti Kumara, 16 July 2016

The past week of mass protests in Kashmir has rattled India’s Hindu supremacist BJP government and laid bare Kashmiris’ deep disaffection from the Indian state.

Papua New Guinea government faces strikes, no-confidence motion

By John Braddock, 16 July 2016

The country’s Supreme Court ordered a one-week delay before the vote of no-confidence, giving the opposition time to gather support to bring down the government.

New in Russian

Предсказуемый и жалкий конец «политической революции» Сандерса

Патрик Мартин, 15 июля 2016 г.

Кампания Сандерса служит важнейшим политическим уроком для миллионов молодых людей и рабочих, которые поддержали его призывы к «политической революции» против «класса миллиардеров».

New in French

Il y a un an: la trahison de Syriza en Grèce

Par Bill Van Auken, 16 juillet 2016

L’incessante collaboration de Syriza avec l’UE et la bourgeoisie grecque pour mettre en œuvre de brutales mesures d'austérité a confirmé les avertissements faits par le WSWS avant même que ce parti pseudo de gauche n'arrive au pouvoir.

New in German

Ein Jahr seit Syrizas Verrat in Griechenland

Von Bill Van Auken, 16. Juli 2016

Die Umsetzung der brutalen Spardiktate in Griechenland bestätigt die Warnungen der WSWS vor der Regierungsübernahme von Syriza.

Gysi und Cohn-Bendit: Kriegshetze nach dem Anschlag von Nizza

Von Johannes Stern, 16. Juli 2016

Das Blut der zahlreichen unschuldigen Opfer war kaum getrocknet, da forderten Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Grüne) und Gregor Gysi (Die Linke) ein verstärktes militärisches Eingreifen in Syrien und im Irak.

„Nie wieder Krieg!“
PSG stellt Plakate zur Berlinwahl vor

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 16. Juli 2016

Am Freitag hat die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit ihre Wahlplakate für die Wahlen zum Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus am 18. September vorgestellt.

Berlin: Abschiebungen verdreifacht

Von Carola Kleinert, 16. Juli 2016

Von Januar bis Ende Juni 2016 wurden aus Berlin nach Angaben des Innensenats 1068 Personen abgeschoben.

Was steckt hinter dem Streit über die Fusion von Edeka und Tengelmann?

Von Marianne Arens, 16. Juli 2016

Das Düsseldorfer Oberlandesgericht hat die Ministererlaubnis von Sigmar Gabriel für die Übernahme von Kaiser’s Tengelmann durch Edeka für Null und Nichtig erklärt.

Trotz der Krise im Südchinesischen Meer vertieft die EU ihre Beziehungen zu China

Von Alex Lantier, 16. Juli 2016

Offizielle Vertreter der EU weigern sich demonstrativ, die Ansprüche der USA und der Philippinen gegenüber China im Südchinesischen Meer zu unterstützen.

Video zeigt Ermordung von Dylan Noble in Fresno

Von Patrick Martin, 16. Juli 2016

Zwei Polizisten schossen zweimal auf einen weißen Jugendlichen, der nur wenige Schritte von ihnen entfernt stand. Danach feuerten sie noch zweimal, als er auf dem Boden lag. Ein Schuss wurde mit einer Schrotflinte abgegeben.

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US releases Saudi documents: 9/11 coverup exposed

16 July 2016

The declassification of the section of the 9/11 commission report on Saudi ties to 9/11 point to a deliberate distortion and exploitation of the attacks as a pretext for war.

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Mehring Books

New book by David North
A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016

By David North, 11 July 2016

We publish here the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016 by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site. The book is available for preorder today at Mehring Books.


UK Guardian’s Owen Jones offers apologia for anti-Corbyn coup

By Julie Hyland, 16 July 2016

Jones’ criticism of the right-wing Labourites is not with their coup against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn per se, but rather its timing.

One year since Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

By Bill Van Auken, 15 July 2016

Dozens murdered in possible terrorist attack in Nice, France

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 July 2016

Global trade stagnates amid wave of protectionism

By Nick Beams, 15 July 2016

Fresno video shows police murder of Dylan Noble

By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2016

Race, class and police murder in America

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The New York Times, Michael Eric Dyson and the politics of race

By Barry Grey, 14 July 2016

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) files over 3,000 signatures for Berlin state election

By our reporters, 16 July 2016

With the filing of more than 3,000 signatures, the PSG has now fulfilled all the conditions necessary to participate with a state-wide list in the elections for the Berlin legislature.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP candidate Niemuth discusses attacks on public education with Erie residents

By Evan Winters, 16 July 2016

SEP (US) vice presidential candidate spoke with residents of Erie, Pennsylvania about social inequality, the US election and recent threats to end public education beyond eighth grade in the city.

After Sanders, Green Party seeks to trap workers and youth within capitalist politics

By Jerry White, 15 July 2016

SEP candidate for vice president takes socialist campaign to western Pennsylvania

Supporters of SEP presidential campaign achieve write-in ballot status in Kentucky

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What is behind the imperialist campaign over the Crimean Tatars?
Part 1: The Russian Revolution and the fate of the Crimean Tatars

By Clara Weiss, 16 July 2016

Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine, leading media outlets of the imperialist powers, in particular the New York Times, have been waging a campaign ostensibly directed at defending the Crimean Tatars from oppression by Russia.

A reply to our critics
In Defense of the American Revolution

By Tom Mackaman, 14 July 2016

Two hundred forty years since the Declaration of Independence

“Ordinary people truly imbibed the principles of the American Revolution”
An interview with Victoria Bynum, historian and author of The Free State of Jones—Part 2

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 13 July 2016

Arts Review

A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss

By Bernd Reinhardt, 16 July 2016

In addition to a remarkable command of his instrument, guitarist Häns’che Weiss was distinguished by his thrilling musicality.

The life and career of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

By David Walsh, 14 July 2016

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

16 July 2016

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


One year since the New Horizons flyby of Pluto

By Bryan Dyne, 15 July 2016

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
The way forward after the Brexit vote

13 July 2016

Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 July 2016

SEP public meetings: The Australian election crisis and the way forward for the working class

9 July 2016

The UK Brexit crisis

New UK Prime Minister Theresa May to head austerity government

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2016

The anti-working class politics of the pseudo-left
Left Unity endorses pro-EU offensive to overturn Brexit referendum

By Chris Marsden, 9 July 2016

Canada’s elite rattled by Brexit vote

Signs of post-Brexit financial crisis mount

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25 years ago: Leaked cables creates furor over US provocation of Iraq

On July 12, 1991, the Washington Post published excerpts of secret State Department cables revealing the trap that was set by the US to provide a pretext for the bloody war against Iraq.

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50 years ago: US war in Vietnam deepens

On July 15, 1966, the US launched Operation Hastings, a large-scale Marine action whose stated aim was sweeping North Vietnamese fighters out of an area adjacent to the so-called demilitarized zone.

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75 years ago: Uprising in Montenegro against Italian occupation

On July 13, 1941 peasants, workers and youth in Montenegro erupted in an insurrection against Italian occupation forces one day after Mussolini announced he would annex Montenegro to fascist Italy.

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100 years ago: British troops launch surprise attack on the Somme

On July 14, 1916, 20,000 British troops attacked German lines near the Somme River, in northern France, at 3:25 a.m.

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