Erdogan accuses US of supporting failed coup in Turkey

By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 1 August 2016

The attempted coup has exposed the explosive tensions growing behind the scenes within the NATO alliance, of which Turkey is a member state.

Turkish newspaper identifies US general behind failed military coup

The Turkish coup, US militarism and the collapse of democracy

Clinton campaign appeals to Republicans and the military

By Patrick Martin, 1 August 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate gave her first post-convention interview to Fox News in a bid for support from right-wing elements disaffected with Donald Trump.

US media celebrates Democratic Party warmongering

Obama’s legacy: Identity politics in the service of war

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UK Labour Party coup plotters make public their split preparations

By Robert Stevens, 1 August 2016

A major fear of the right wing is that if they carry out a formal split now, ahead of the September result, they could lose any right to be called the “Labour Party” and to secure its assets.

Labour donor’s legal effort to oust Corbyn fails

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Slowdown in US, global economy

By Tom Eley, 1 August 2016

Second-quarter gross domestic product figures for the US and Europe show a further slowing in economic growth and business investment.

Farm equipment giant John Deere lays off 120 workers as sales plummet

By George Gallanis, 1 August 2016

The third round of layoffs in 2016 raises the total number of workers cut by Deere in the US to 2,000 over the last two years.

Canadian police “manufactured” terror plot to ensnare couple

By Roger Jordan, 1 August 2016

A BC judge has ruled a high-profile terrorism case was in fact “a clear case of police manufactured crime.”

Growing opposition in Berlin to exorbitant rents and evictions

By Verena Nees, 1 August 2016

The city is increasingly divided: discernible poverty and a growing housing crisis for many families—wealth and success for a super-rich glitterati.

Protests denounce violent abuses in Australian juvenile jails

By our reporters, 1 August 2016

Rally organisers, from Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, channeled the deeply-felt anger and disgust into divisive black nationalism.

Australian youth and workers speak out against torture of juvenile prisoners

By our correspondents, 1 August 2016

Rally participants interviewed by the WSWS voiced disgust at the abuse revelations and hostility to the proposed royal commission, saying it was another official coverup.

New Zealand’s Maori nationalist parties discuss bloc for 2017 election

By John Braddock, 1 August 2016

The talks are driven by ambitions within both parties for a more direct role in government, whoever wins the next election

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Après les conventrions démocrate et républicain
Pour une alternative socialiste aux partis d’austérité et de guerre !

Socialist Equality Party, 1 août 2016

Face à une crise économique, sociale et politique immense, ni Clinton, ni Trump n’ont autre chose à proposer que l’austérité, la guerre, et les atteintes continues aux droit démocratiques

L’héritage d’Obama : La politique identitaire au service de la guerre

Par Bill Van Auken, 1 août 2016

Le gouvernement Obama a marqué le retour des démocrates à leurs origines comme le premier parti de l’impérialisme américain

Le discours d’acceptation d’Hillary Clinton : malhonnête et vide

Par David Walsh, 1 août 2016

Hillary Clinton a accepté la nomination du Parti démocrate à la présidence jeudi soir. Tout sur la dernière partie de la Convention nationale démocratique a sonné faux.

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Democratic Party’s anti-Putin rhetoric prepares escalation of Syrian War

1 August 2016

A campaign to accuse the Putin government of hacking into Democratic Party servers is aimed at creating the conditions for military escalation in Syria and against Russia itself.

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Berlin state election 2016
Vote against war! Vote PSG!
Election manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party

1 August 2016

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG, Socialist Equality Party) is standing a statewide list and constituency candidates in Wedding, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Friedrichshain for the Berlin Senate (state legislature) election on September 18.

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16 files petitions

By our reporters, 1 August 2016

On July 28, Naomi Spencer, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for West Virginia House District 16, submitted well over double the required number of signatures to get on the ballot.

After the Democratic and Republican conventions
For a socialist alternative to the parties of austerity and war!

Socialist Equality Party, 30 July 2016

“We should have socialized medicine in the United States”
Video: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in San Diego, California

By our reporters, 28 July 2016

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Arts Review

Elvis, Scotty and Bill: In memory of guitar legend Scotty Moore

By Hiram Lee, 1 August 2016

Guitarist Scotty Moore, who performed on all the classic Elvis Presley recordings of the 1950s, died June 28 at the age of 84.

Captain Fantastic: An anti-establishment superhero?

By Joanne Laurier, 30 July 2016

Chasing Asylum: Exposing Australia’s brutal refugee-detention regime

Documentary director Eva Orner discusses Chasing Asylum

25 years ago: First site goes live on World Wide Web

On August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee launched the first-ever web site, marking the public debut of the World Wide Web.

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50 years ago: Army mutiny in Nigeria

On August 1, 1966, rebellious army detachments forced the handing of power to the army of chief of staff following the successful kidnapping and execution of Nigerian chief of state General Johnson T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi.

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Roosevelt extends Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union

On August 2, 1941 the Democratic administration in Washington headed by President Rosevelt extended the policy of “Lend-Lease” to the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: American socialist leader Tom Mooney indicted

On August 2, 1916, a San Francisco jury indicted five prominent socialist leaders of the working class, including Tom Mooney, on dubious charges stemming from the Preparedness Day bombing on July 22.

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Socialist Alternative promotes Sanders’ “political revolution” without Sanders

By Tom Hall, 30 July 2016

The pro-capitalist program of the US Green Party

“Socialist Convergence”: A gathering of political bankrupts in Philadelphia

US warplanes kill at least 28 more civilians in northern Syria

By Barry Grey, 30 July 2016

The New York Times, the state and the making of an amalgam
Who is James Bennet?

By Tom Hall, 29 July 2016

New York Times concocts amalgam to link Trump and Putin in Democrats’ email scandal

The 2016 US elections

Hillary Clinton’s dishonest, empty acceptance speech

By David Walsh, 29 July 2016

The political bankruptcy of filmmaker Michael Moore and his “5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win”

By David Walsh, 28 July 2016

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Socialist Equality Party

After Brexit: The struggle for socialism in Britain

SEP Australia holds Third National Congress

The Socialist Equality Party and the fight to build an international anti-war movement

SEP public meetings review political lessons of Australian election

Australian workers and youth voice interest in SEP’s perspective

SEP public meeting in Colombo: Halt the attacks on living conditions! Fight for socialist policies!

Flint Water Crisis

Michigan attorney general charges six more state officials in Flint water crisis

By James Brewer, 30 July 2016

Water officials envision doubling of city of Flint water rates

State officials work to obscure water crisis in Flint

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Book Review

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

By Eric London, 26 July 2016

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.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Take up the fight against war, austerity and dictatorship!
Build the IYSSE on Australian campuses and schools!