US and Germany livid over failure of Turkish coup

By Peter Schwarz, 19 July 2016

The angry denunciations of the Erdogan government by the United States and Germany make clear that they had hoped for the success of the military coup.

The Turkish coup: A warning to the international working class

Amid massive police presence, Republicans push law-and-order, militarism

By David Brown, 19 July 2016

The theme of the first day of the RNC was “Make America Safe Again,” with a focus on attacking immigrants, militarism and expanding the powers of the police.

Trump chooses right-wing Indiana governor as running mate

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

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Highest ranking officer acquitted in Freddie Gray killing

By Gabriel Black, 19 July 2016

Lieutenant Brian Rice joins a long list of police officers involved in murderous attacks who have been exonerated.

Ex-Marine guns down three police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Over 80 arrested in weekend police violence protests

Race, class and police murder in America

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Australian prime minister reshuffles his ministry

By Mike Head, 19 July 2016

Turnbull is attempting to address the two acute pressures bearing down on his government—from Washington and the financial markets.

Doctors strike against Papua New Guinea government

By John Braddock, 19 July 2016

Ahead of a parliamentary no-confidence motion on Friday, doctors have joined pilots, maritime workers and energy workers in anti-government protests.

German parliament expands law on sexual crimes

By Christoph Vandreier, 19 July 2016

The aim is to exploit an emotionally charged issue to strengthen the state and scapegoat refugees.

UK trade unions fail to mobilise for anti-austerity demonstration

By Paul Mitchell, 19 July 2016

The most striking feature of the London demo was the absence of trade union leaders and Labour “lefts.”

Child poverty soars in Britain

By Joe Mount, 19 July 2016

Official figures show the greatest annual rise in child poverty in two decades between 2014 and 2015.

EU demands more austerity after Spain and Portugal fail to cut deficits

By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 19 July 2016

The EU’s unprecedented call for billions of euros in fines comes amid a major banking crisis in Italy and the Brexit crisis.

Cuba shuffles heads of ministries in response to economic slowdown

By Alexander Fangmann, 19 July 2016

Just days after outlining austerity measures, including reductions in energy consumption and imports, the Council of State announced that several ministers would be replaced.

Atlantic City casino strike continues despite management ultimatum

By Isaac Finn, 19 July 2016

Roughly 1,000 casino workers remained on strike in defiance of an ultimatum by billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn to withdraw management’s last offer.

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Türkiye'deki darbe: Uluslararası işçi sınıfına yönelik bir uyarı

Bill Van Auken, 19 Temmuz 2016

Türkiye'de 15 Temmuz günü gerçekleşen başarısız askeri darbe girişimi 300'den fazla insanın ölmesinin ardından bastırılırken, ülke, yeni şiddet ve baskı tehditlerinin gölgesinde, aşırı bir siyasi istikrarsızlık durumunda kalmaya devam ediyor.

Türkiye'de askeri darbe girişimi

James Cogan, 19 Temmuz 2016

Türk ordusunun bazı kesimleri tarafından geceleyin gerçekleştirilen darbe girişimi, yalnızca, toplumsal ve sınıfsal çelişkilerin zaten patlama noktasındaki yoğunluğunu doruk noktasına çıkartacaktır.

Yunanistan’da Syriza’nın ihanetinin birinci yılı

Bill Van Auken, 19 Temmuz 2016

Bu hafta, Başbakan Alexis Tsipras önderliğindeki Syriza (“Radikal Sol Koalisyon”) hükümetinin Yunanistan işçi sınıfına karşı gerçekleştirdiği tarihsel ihanetin birinci yılına işaret ediyor.

Nice'deki olası terörist saldırıda onlarca insan öldürüldü

Oscar Grenfell, 19 Temmuz 2016

Failleri bu eyleme yönlendiren nedenler doğrulanırsa, Nice'deki olay, Fransa'da geçtiğimiz 18 ay içinde kitlesel kayıplara yol açan üçüncü terörist saldırı olacak.

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Putsch in der Türkei: Eine Warnung für die internationale Arbeiterklasse

Von Bill Van Auken, 19. Juli 2016

Die Türkei ist ein wichtiges Nato-Mitglied und die sechst größte Volkswirtschaft Europas. Der versuchte Putsch verweist auf weit größere Gefahren auf der ganzen Welt.

Die Rolle der USA und Deutschlands beim Putsch in der Türkei

Von Peter Schwarz, 19. Juli 2016

Verfolgt man die Reaktionen der amerikanischen und der deutschen Regierung auf den gescheiterten Putsch in der Türkei, kann es kaum Zweifel geben, dass sie die Putschisten politisch unterstützt und auf ihren Erfolg gesetzt haben.

Nach dem Anschlag von Nizza:
Französische Regierung fordert Aufstockung der militärischen Reserve

Von Alex Lantier, 19. Juli 2016

Obwohl der Hintergrund des Anschlags von Nizza noch nicht eindeutig geklärt ist, drängt die französische Regierung bereits auf eine militärische Eskalation innerhalb und außerhalb Frankreichs.

Die USA streben ein Abkommen mit Russland an, um ihre Stellvertretertruppen in Syrien zu retten

Von Thomas Gaist, 19. Juli 2016

Die Regierung Obama hat ein militärisches Kooperationsabkommen mit Russland vorgeschlagen, um die Reste islamistischer Kräfte zu retten, die sie gegen das Assad-Regime unterstützt.

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Republican convention opens: An obscene spectacle in Cleveland

19 July 2016

A celebrity con man and speculator with racist and authoritarian views, Trump personifies the political decay of the American ruling elite.

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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.


Former British prime minister warns of revolution

By Nick Beams, 19 July 2016

Brown couches his comments in terms of the danger of right-wing populist forces, but his real fear is the development of a socialist movement of the working class.

The promotion of racial politics and the US elections

By Barry Grey, 18 July 2016

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

After Nice attack, French government calls up military reserves

By Alex Lantier, 18 July 2016

What the coup against Jeremy Corbyn reveals about the Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 18 July 2016

US releases Saudi documents: 9/11 coverup exposed

UK parliamentary debate buries Iraq War inquiry

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Erie, Pennsylvania

19 July 2016

Niemuth spoke to workers and young people about the defense of public education.

Video: SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigns in Pittsburgh

By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2016

“We are suffering, struggling, and they’re getting richer and richer”
SEP campaigns in south Chicago area

By our reporters, 18 July 2016

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

By Jerry White, 15 July 2016

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 2: The imperialist exploitation of ethnic tensions on the Crimea—then and now

By Clara Weiss, 19 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.

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

A reply to our critics
In Defense of the American Revolution

“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

Arts Review

Musician-singer M.I.A dropped from Afropunk festival for criticizing Black Lives Matter

By David Walsh and Zac Corrigan, 18 July 2016

A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

19 July 2016

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

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

“No more war, ever!”: PSG presents posters for Berlin state election

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 18 July 2016

The PSG’s election campaign connects the struggle against social cuts and war with the struggle against their source—capitalism.

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

By our reporters, 16 July 2016

25 years ago: Wife of Greyhound strike frame-up victim appeals to New York union body

Karen Cawthra, the wife of imprisoned Greyhound driver Roger Cawthra, addressed a meeting of the Executive Council of Hospital Workers Local 1199 on Friday, July 19, 1991.

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50 years ago: North Vietnam proposes war crimes trials

On July 19, 1966, the government of North Vietnam announced that US airmen held as prisoners of war would be tried as war criminals.

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75 years ago: Churchill denies Stalin’s request for a Western front

On July 18, 1941, with the German Wehrmacht already punching deep into the USSR, Stalin wrote to Churchill appealling for a common front against Hitler.

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100 years ago: Mass transit strike in New York

On July 22, 1916, streetcar workers in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and New Rochelle, and New York City, walked off the job, precipitating what one historian described as “the era’s greatest industrial crisis.”

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One year since the New Horizons flyby of Pluto

By Bryan Dyne, 15 July 2016

Socialist Equality Party

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

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

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

13 July 2016

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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