Chicago police warn of unrest after murder of teen

By Kristina Betinis, 6 August 2016

The July 28 murder of Paul O’Neal is the latest in a series of police killings around the US that have claimed the lives of nearly 700 victims so far this year.

Baltimore County police shoot, kill young mother

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German defence minister announces domestic use of Armed Forces

By Johannes Stern, 6 August 2016

The minister left no doubt that “in an emergency”, the Armed Forces would not only handle “logistics,” but would “also provide military support.”

New powers for secret services in Bavaria

Refugees confront inhumane conditions at mass accommodation centres in Berlin

By Carola Kleinert, 6 August 2016

The thousands of people who have fled from war and poverty to Germany continue to face unbearable conditions and are still being housed in mass accommodation centres.

UK: Labour leader Corbyn calls debate with coup plotter Owen Smith “comradely”

By Robert Stevens, 6 August 2016

Denying that a split is in the cards has become the central theme of Corbyn’s leadership campaign, even as the Blairite wing of the party continues to seek his removal.

Corbyn and McDonnell plead with UK Labour Party right wing for “unity”

One million Indian bank workers strike against privatisation

By Arun Kumar, 6 August 2016

The unions are trying to contain the confrontation against the Modi government and its pro-business program.

Clinton, Obama tout tepid US jobs report

By Shannon Jones, 6 August 2016

A closer look at the employment numbers for July reveals many indications of continuing economic stagnation and deepening hardship for wide layers of the population.

Purdue Pharma and the opioid epidemic

By Brad Dixon, 6 August 2016

Purdue Pharma’s marketing of the painkiller OxyContin has made the company billions, while contributing to the opioid epidemic in the United States.

Japan’s new cabinet line-up to promote remilitarisation

By Peter Symonds, 6 August 2016

The new defence minister Tomami Inada, a protégé of Abe, is well known for her extreme right-wing nationalist views and defence of Japan’s past war crimes.

Senate result underscores Australian government’s instability

By Mike Head, 6 August 2016

The outcome highlights how far the election backfired for the government and the entire parliamentary establishment.

Amnesty report denounces Australia’s “cruel” refugee regime on Nauru

India and US deepen strategic collaboration in Africa

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 6 August 2016

The Indian and US militaries are partnering in the training of African officers to lead and train troops deployed on UN “peacekeeping” missions.

New in French

"Réfléchir à l’impensable"
La RAND Corporation établit des scénarios de guerre entre les États-Unis et la Chine

Par Peter Symonds, 6 août 2016

L’étude de la RAND Corporation fournit une preuve supplémentaire que la guerre des États-Unis contre la Chine est en train d’être planifiée dans les échelons supérieurs de l’appareil de renseignement militaire américain.

Qu’y a-t-il derrière la campagne contre Erdogan ?

Par Ulrich Rippert, 6 août 2016

Les politiciens allemands exigent l’adoption de mesures fermes contre la Turquie et la rupture des pourparlers d’adhésion à l’UE.

La police canadienne a «fabriqué» un complot terroriste pour piéger un couple

Par Roger Jordan, 6 août 2016

Une juge de la Colombie-Britannique a statué qu’un complot terroriste très médiatisé était en fait un «exemple manifeste de crime fabriqué par la police».

New in German

„Das Undenkbare denken“: USA entwerfen Szenarien für Krieg gegen China

Von Peter Symonds, 6. August 2016

Die RAND Studie ist ein weiterer Beleg dafür, dass in den höchsten Kreisen des amerikanischen Militär- und Geheimdienstapparats ein Krieg mit China erwogen wird.

Jakob Augstein outet sich als Rechter

Von Peter Schwarz, 6. August 2016

In seiner jüngsten SpiegelOnline- Kolumne wendet sich Augstein gegen den „Doppelpass für Deutschtürken“ und rechtfertigt nachträglich die ausländerfeindliche CDU-Kampagne gegen die doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft.

New York Times vertuscht die Rolle der Obama-Regierung beim Putsch in der Türkei

Von Bill Van Auken, 6. August 2016

Die Mischung aus Propaganda und Falschinformation, die die Times verbreitet, macht es unmöglich, die Grenze zwischen der CIA und der Redaktionsleitung auszumachen.

USA: Republikanischer Präsidentschaftswahlkampf in der Krise

Von Patrick Martin, 6. August 2016

Diskussionen innerhalb des Republikanischen Parteiestablishments über das Schicksal von Trumps Kandidatur ergänzen sich mit Kritik von rechts durch die Demokraten.

Berlin: Ein Jahr Lageso

Von Verena Nees, 6. August 2016

Seit den entsetzlichen Bildern von Warteschlangen erschöpfter und verzweifelter Menschen hat sich vor allem eines geändert – der Berliner Senat rüstet auf.

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Why the CIA is for Hillary Clinton

6 August 2016

The Clinton campaign is seeking to direct all anti-Trump sentiment in a right-wing, pro-war direction.

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International Socialist Organization calls for Greens to support US-backed “revolution” in Syria

By Marcus Day, 6 August 2016

The ISO, while formally endorsing the Green Party’s presumptive presidential candidate Jill Stein, criticized her for an insufficiently aggressive foreign policy towards Russia and Syria.

The Green Party platform: Reformist politics in the service of imperialism

“Thinking Through the Unthinkable”
RAND Corporation lays out scenarios for US war with China

By Peter Symonds, 5 August 2016

New York Times covers up Obama administration’s role in Turkish coup

By Bill Van Auken, 5 August 2016

What is behind the campaign against Erdogan?

Bank of England announces record rate cut in windfall for financial markets

By Barry Grey, 5 August 2016

From WikiLeaks’ Clinton Email Archive
The New York Times’ chief military correspondent met secretly with State Department in 2010 to bury Iraq War Logs

Kerry backs Duterte’s murderous anti-drug campaign: “Placing a cheapness on the lives of Orientals”

Arts Review

Lady Dynamite and other Netflix comedies

By Ed Hightower, 6 August 2016

A number of new comedies on Netflix offer mixed results.

All Quiet on the Western Front: A generation haunted by war

By Isaac Finn, 5 August 2016

A comment on the recent San Diego Comic-Con International

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

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Stop the war drive in Syria and Libya! Workers of the world unite against war!

By Jerry White, 4 August 2016

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

Socialist Equality Party campaigns for ballot status in Louisiana

By Tom Hall and Aaron Asa, 4 August 2016

SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16 files petitions

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The 2016 US Elections

Clinton steps up right-wing appeal to Republicans and billionaires

By Tom Eley and Patrick Martin, 5 August 2016

US Republican presidential campaign in crisis

After the conventions, Democrats attack Trump from the right

Socialist Alternative promotes Sanders’ “political revolution” without Sanders

The end of the Sanders campaign: The political lessons

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

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

6 August 2016

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


The anti-scientific character of “race” as a concept

By Philip Guelpa, 3 August 2016

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

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

1 August 2016

Socialist Equality Party

After Brexit: The struggle for socialism in Britain

By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2016

SEP Australia holds Third National Congress

27 July 2016

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

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

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Book Review

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

By Eric London, 26 July 2016

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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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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