ILO report: Global youth unemployment to rise for first time in three years

By Niles Niemuth, 27 August 2016

According to an International Labor Organization report, the number of unemployed young people ages 15 to 24 will rise to 71 million this year.

Young people in America: A lost generation stuck at home

No end to central bank subsidies for financial markets
Fed chair lays out long-term scenario of economic stagnation

By Barry Grey, 27 August 2016

Yellen all but acknowledged that low levels of economic growth and extreme financial instability were permanent features of the US and world capitalist economy.

Air of crisis overhangs central bankers’ meeting

Britain: Labour’s National Executive extends purge of party membership

By Robert Stevens, 27 August 2016

Ronnie Draper, the general secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers union and a Labour Party member for 40 years, has been suspended from membership.

Pseudo-left line up behind efforts to fashion Labour as Britain’s “Syriza”

Chakrabarti report refutes claims of rampant anti-Semitism in British Labour Party

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German chancellor demands loyalty from Turkish citizens in Germany

By Christoph Vandreier, 27 August 2016

The return of Germany to an aggressive foreign policy is being accompanied by the racist stigmatising of entire sections of the population.

Military prosecutor clears Israeli forces in 2014 Gaza war

By Jean Shaoul, 27 August 2016

Israel’s military advocate general concluded that the 2014 shelling of a United Nations school in Rafah in which 10 people died was entirely lawful since “proper procedures had been followed.”

Closure of Appleton, Wisconsin abortion clinic leaves state with two centers

By Catherine Long, 27 August 2016

With the closure of the clinic, the two remaining centers will serve 1.3 million Wisconsin women.

Investigation accuses Mexican federal police of summary executions in May 2015 raid

By Kevin Martinez, 27 August 2016

The country’s human rights commission accused the federal police of executing at least 22 suspects during a raid last year on a suspected drug cartel.

Trudeau given hero’s welcome by Unifor bureaucrats

By Roger Jordan, 27 August 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias lauded the actions of the pro-austerity, pro-war Trudeau government as “a pinnacle start for working people.”

As Canadian auto talks begin, Unifor promotes nationalism and corporatism

Sri Lanka: JVP leader expresses support for privatisation

By Saman Gunadasa, 27 August 2016

Dissanayake’s speech underscores the JVP’s transformation into a fully-fledged capitalist party ready to carry out the dictates of international finance capital.

New Zealand: Thousands infected by contaminated water in Havelock North

By Tom Peters, 27 August 2016

The precise source of the contamination is not yet known, but waterways have become highly polluted due to intensive and unregulated farming.

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La Turquie poursuit son invasion de la Syrie

Par Jordan Shilton, 27 août 2016

Le soutien de Washington à l'invasion turque vise à créer les conditions d'une intervention plus large pour renverser le régime d’Assad.

La réunion des banquiers centraux se tient dans une atmosphère de crise

Par Nick Beams, 27 août 2016

Les banques centrales et les autorités financières réunies à Jackson Hole, aux Etats-Unis, n’ont pas de réponse économique à la crise du système de profit qu’ils supervisent.

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Merkel will EU neu organisieren

Von Peter Schwarz, 27. August 2016

In dieser Woche traf Merkel 15 der 27 EU-Regierungschefs, um den zukünftigen Kurs der Europäischen Union abzustecken und sicherzustellen, dass Deutschland dabei den Ton angibt.

Libyen: Tobruker Parlament verweigert Einheitsregierung Anerkennung

Von Marianne Arens, 27. August 2016

Mit der Weigerung des Abgeordnetenhauses in Tobruk, die UN-gestützte Einheitsregierung unter Fajis as-Sarradsch anzuerkennen, verliert diese ihre pseudolegale Grundlage.

Türkei weitet Invasion in Syrien aus

Von Jordan Shilton, 27. August 2016

Washington unterstützt die türkische Invasion, um die Bedingungen für eine umfassendere Intervention zum Sturz der Regierung Assad zu schaffen.

Krisenstimmung beim Treffen der Zentralbankchefs

Von Nick Beams, 27. August 2016

Die in Wyoming versammelten Chefs der Zentralbanken finden keine Lösung für die Krise des Profitsystems, die sie selbst zu verantworten haben.

Russische Athleten für Paralympics gesperrt

Von Andrea Peters, 27. August 2016

An den Paralympics, die am 7. September in Rio de Janeiro beginnen, darf keine Mannschaft aus Russland teilnehmen. Dem Land wird staatlich organisiertes Doping vorgeworfen.

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“Godfather” Biden visits Turkey

27 August 2016

One month after the failed coup, the vice president met with Erdogan.

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Socialist Equality Party (US)

Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
For the unity of the working class in the United States and Latin America

27 August 2016

This resolution was passed by the Fourth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held from July 31-August 5 in Detroit, Michigan.

Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
Perspectives and Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

24 August 2016

Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
The fight for socialism and the tasks of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality

25 August 2016

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Join the IYSSE! Join the fight against war, inequality and the danger of dictatorship! Join the fight for socialism!
Statement of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality

27 August 2016

The following statement by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US) is being distributed at campuses throughout the country.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

West Virginia Supreme Court to weigh independent ballot access
Ruling to impact independent candidates statewide

By Naomi Spencer - SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16, 27 August 2016

The case is a microcosm of the undemocratic maneuvering that goes on in American politics, largely out of sight of the public.

“There is going to be a civil war in this country”
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns at Detroit auto factory

By a WSWS reporting team, 26 August 2016

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White on impact of “Welfare Reform”

24 August 2016

Socialist Equality Party vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth condemns US-backed war in Yemen

19 August 2016

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Merkel seeks to reorganise Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 27 August 2016

This week the German chancellor met with 15 of the 27 EU leaders to set out the EU’s future course and ensure that Germany dictates the proceedings.

Biden’s blank check to the Baltic states: US will wage war on Russia in your defense

Death toll in Italian earthquake climbs to more than 250

By Marianne Arens, 26 August 2016

State trooper kills unarmed deaf man in North Carolina

By Shelley Connor, 26 August 2016

Stop the German government’s preparations for war!


Potentially Earth-like planet found in habitable zone of nearest star

By Don Barrett, 27 August 2016

The main differences between Earth and the newly discovered Proxima b are the very different physical characteristics of their respective parents’ stars.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

27 August 2016

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

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

26 August 2016

Arts Review

Anthropoid: A film looks at 1942 assassination of Nazi chief Reinhard Heydrich

By Fred Mazelis, 26 August 2016

Toots Thielemans: 1922-2016
“That little space between a smile and a tear”

By James Brewer, 25 August 2016

The 2016 US Elections

Clinton highlights Trump’s ultra-right ties to curry favor with establishment Republicans

By Patrick Martin, 26 August 2016

The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy

By Joseph Kishore, 18 August 2016

The real issues in the 2016 US elections

After the Sanders debacle
“Socialist Convergence” meets to prepare a new trap for the working class

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

SEP election meeting in Berlin discusses war, nationalism after Brexit vote

By our correspondents, 22 August 2016

Berlin Election 2016
Socialist Equality Party campaigners speak with Turkish workers in Berlin

“War is never the solution”
Report on the SEP’s election campaign in Berlin

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

Louisiana Flooding

“I don’t expect the government to do a damn thing”
Louisiana flood victims speak out

By Aaron Asa and Tom Hall, 24 August 2016

WSWS reporters traveled to Livingston Parish, Louisiana and spoke to flood victims who are stranded at an emergency shelter after historic floods destroyed more than 40,000 homes.

Obama offers pittance to flood victims in Louisiana

By David Brown, 24 August 2016

The Louisiana flooding—a failure of American capitalism

Book Review

War Porn by Roy Scranton
The anti-war novel re-emerges in American literature

By Eric London, 22 August 2016

The debut novel by former US Army soldier Roy Scranton is a portrayal of a society devastated by a state of permanent war.

Sleeping Giant: Deception and lies about the “new” working class


On the death of German historian Ernst Nolte

By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz, 20 August 2016


New Zealand: WWI Home Front exhibition buries mass opposition to war

By Tom Peters and Sam Price, 22 August 2016

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting advances socialist program to fight government attacks

By our correspondents, 20 August 2016

After Brexit: The struggle for socialism in Britain

By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2016

25 years ago: Gorbachev purges cabinet after failed “August putsch”

On August 22, 1991, after the failure of the coup against him, Soviet President Michael Gorbachev conducted a wide-ranging purge of his cabinet.

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50 years ago: First clash between South African forces and Namibian fighters

On August 26, 1966, a combined attack by South African Police and South African Defense Forces on a unit of the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia marked the first battle of the Namibian War of Independence.

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75 years ago: Paris workers fight Nazi occupation

On August 27, 1941 two of the leading French collaborators with the Nazis were wounded after weeks of growing sabotage by sections of French workers and the middle class against Hitler’s occupation of France.

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100 years ago: Romania enters World War I on the side of the Allies

On August 27, 1916, the Kingdom of Romania entered the imperialist First World War on the side of the Allied powers, including Britain, France and Russia.

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