11 August 2016

Democrats, media seize on Trump pro-gun quip to step up right-wing campaign

By Barry Grey, 11 August 2016

The Democratic presidential campaign has evolved into an effort to forge a bipartisan consensus on the basis of right-wing militaristic policies.

What CIA Director Michael Hayden told President-Elect Barack Obama

By our reporter, 11 August 2016

New emails shed further light on Hillary Clinton’s corruption as secretary of state

By Evan Blake, 11 August 2016

A set of emails released Tuesday highlights the influence of the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

Clinton steps up right-wing appeal to Republicans and billionaires

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Justice Department investigation of Baltimore police finds rampant abuse

By Nick Barrickman, 11 August 2016

The investigation was requested by Baltimore city officials in the wake of widespread social unrest in the aftermath of the April 2015 police killing of Freddie Gray.

Baltimore County police shoot, kill young mother

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Chicago Public Schools announces 1,000 layoffs, threatens new cuts

By Kristina Betinis, 11 August 2016

In pressing teachers for major concessions, Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel is relying on the Chicago Teachers Union to suppress opposition.

US sells battle tanks to Saudi Arabia as it renews assault on Yemen

By Thomas Gaist, 11 August 2016

The latest weapons deal highlights the central role of American imperialism in organizing and facilitating the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Vietnam bases long-range rocket launchers in South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 11 August 2016

Hanoi’s move is certain to further accelerate the arms race already underway and to heighten the danger that an incident could lead to military conflict.

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Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos travels to China to conduct negotiations

By Joseph Santolan, 11 August 2016

Ramos’s trip highlights the contradictory nature of the current Philippine President Duterte’s attempt to balance between Washington’s “pivot to Asia” and trade ties with China.

UK: Hinkley Point nuclear plant delay provokes angry response from China

By Robert Stevens, 11 August 2016

Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming warned that, “Right now, the China-UK relationship is at a crucial historical juncture.”

German Social Democratic Party leader calls for strengthening of federal police

By Dietmar Henning, 11 August 2016

The SPD intends to press ahead with the construction of a paramilitary police force and avoid challenging the separation of the police and army laid down in Germany’s constitution.

Amid surging refugee crisis in East Africa
US backs deployment of UN military unit for offensive operations in South Sudan

By Thomas Gaist, 11 August 2016

US Africa Command (AFRICOM) dispatched dozens of US Marines to South Sudan’s capital of Juba last week.

Australia’s “education revolution” sends university staff casualisation soaring

By our reporters, 11 August 2016

Universities are cutting costs, boosting class sizes and increasingly relying on poorly-paid and highly insecure casual teachers.

New in Turkish

Erdoğan ve Putin St. Petersburg’da bir araya geldi

Halil Çelik ve Peter Schwarz, 11 Ağustos 2016

ABD’de ve diğer NATO ülkelerinde, Erdoğan’ın ziyaretinin, askeri ittifakın en önemli üyelerinden birinin stratejik yeniden yönelimine işaret edebileceğine ilişkin artan kaygılar söz konusu.

Türkiye genelinde milyonlarca kişiyi 15 Temmuz darbe girişimine karşı gösteri yaptı

Halil Çelik, 11 Ağustos 2016

7 Ağustos Pazar günü, Türkiye genelinde milyonlarca insan, 15 Temmuz başarısız darbe girişimine karşı çağrısı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tarafından yapılan gösterilerin son ayağında bir araya geldi.

New in French

Le taux de mortalité maternelle aux Etats-Unis en hausse de 27 pour cent depuis 2000

Par Kate Randall, 11 août 2016

La hausse du taux des femmes qui meurent en accouchant n’est qu’une des manifestations du coût humain de la vaste et omniprésente inégalité et de la pauvreté de masse qui règnent dans la société américaine.

La bataille d’Alep et l'hypocrisie de la propagande de guerre des État-Unis

Par Bill Van Auken, 11 août 2016

Quinze ans après le lancement d'une « guerre mondiale contre le terrorisme » soi-disant destinée à anéantir Al-Qaïda, les Etats-Unis sont est en train d'armer et de financer l’organisation qui lui est affilée en Syrie pour contrer la Russie.

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Der Kampf um Aleppo und die Verlogenheit der US-Kriegspropaganda

Von Bill Van Auken, 11. August 2016

Vor 15 Jahren begann der „weltweite Kriegs gegen den Terror“, mit dem Al-Qaida ausgelöscht werden sollte. Heute bewaffnet und finanziert Washington Al-Qaida-Ableger in Syrien, um Moskau etwas entgegenzusetzen.

Erdoğan und Putin treffen sich in Sankt Petersburg

Von Halil Celik und Peter Schwarz, 11. August 2016

Die US-Regierung befürchtet, dass Erdoğans Besuch in Russland die strategische Neuorientierung eines wichtigen Nato-Mitglieds bedeuten könnte.

Wie Marx21 und SAV die rechte Politik der Linkspartei unterstützen

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. August 2016

Die beiden pseudolinken Strömungen ziehen eine verheerende Bilanz des rot-roten Senats, der von 2001 bis 2011 Berlin regierte – und engagieren sich für eine Fortsetzung derselben Politik.

SPD-Chef Gabriel fordert Aufrüstung der Bundespolizei

Von Dietmar Henning, 11. August 2016

Die Sozialdemokraten wollen den Aufbau einer paramilitärischen Polizei-Truppe vorantreiben, um die grundgesetzlich verankerte Trennung von Polizei und Militär zu umgehen.

Deutlich mehr Abschiebungen im ersten Halbjahr 2016

Von Marianne Arens, 11. August 2016

Trotz anhaltender Kriege und Krisen will das Bundesamt für Flüchtlinge bis zum Jahresende noch mehrere Hunderttausend Menschen abschieben.

Trumps Rede in Detroit: Steuersenkungen für Reiche und nationalistische Demagogie

Von Patrick Martin, 11. August 2016

Clinton und Trump sind gleichermaßen entschlossen, den Reichtum der Wirtschafts- und Finanzelite auf Kosten der arbeitenden Bevölkerung zu vergrößern.

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The slump in US productivity: Another symptom of capitalist crisis

11 August 2016

Behind the continuing slump in productivity and business investment is an immense growth of financial speculation.

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BBC propagandises in favour of pro-European Union, anti-Corbyn putsch

By Julie Hyland, 11 August 2016

The Labour leader was especially criticised in the documentary for refusing to “engage” in the anti-immigrant propaganda that featured on both sides of the official campaigns.

Once again on Owen Jones and the coup against UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

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US maternal death rate soars by 27 percent since 2000

By Kate Randall, 10 August 2016

Erdogan and Putin meet in St. Petersburg

By Halil Celik and Peter Schwarz, 10 August 2016

The battle for Aleppo and the hypocrisy of US war propaganda

By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2016

The United Steelworkers, economic nationalism and the US drive to war

By Evan Winters and Jerry White, 10 August 2016

Book Review

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

By Nancy Hanover, 11 August 2016

A new book by Demos editor Tamara Draut seeks to refurbish the Democratic Party and the trade unions by promoting identity politics.

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War

By Eric London, 26 July 2016

The 2016 US Elections

Trump speech in Detroit: Tax cuts for the wealthy combined with nationalist demagogy

By Patrick Martin, 10 August 2016

The national security state and the US elections

Green Party convention: Left rhetoric in the service of pro-capitalist politics

By Evan Blake, 9 August 2016

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

Socialist Alternative promotes Sanders’ “political revolution” without Sanders

The end of the Sanders campaign: The political lessons

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Arts Review

Suicide Squad: The latest comic book film

By David Walsh, 10 August 2016

Lady Dynamite and other Netflix comedies

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

After the Paul O’Neal murder
Stop the police killings! Unite workers and youth of every race and nationality!

By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 8 August 2016

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

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

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

Workers Struggles

Southern rail conductors begin longest UK rail strike in 50 years

By Robert Stevens, 9 August 2016

West Virginia coal miner killed in explosion

By Naomi Spencer, 9 August 2016

25 years ago: Italy brutalizes and expels Albanian refugees

This week in 1991 saw the deportation of nearly 18,000 Albanian refugees from Italy.

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50 years ago: Anti-riot bill passes house

On August 8, 1966, in response to the wave of ghetto uprisings by minority workers and youth, the US House of Representatives, made it a federal crime to use interstate transportation to incite to riot.

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75 years ago: Congress extends military service

On August 13, 1941, the House of Representatives voted to amend the Selective Service Act to extend the period of military service for drafted soldiers from one year to 18 months.

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100 years ago: Russian offensive in World War I grinds to a halt

This week in August 1916, the Russian army’s World War I offensive against the Central Powers on the eastern front suffered a major setback.

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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

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!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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