26 August 2016

Turkey expands invasion of Syria

By Jordan Shilton, 26 August 2016

Washington’s support for the Turkish invasion is aimed at creating the conditions for a broader intervention to topple the Assad regime.

Biden meets with Erdogan, backs Turkish invasion of Syria

New flashpoint in escalating war: Turkey shells ISIS and Kurdish forces in Syria

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

By Patrick Martin, 26 August 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate used a speech in Reno, Nevada to step up her right-wing appeal for support from Republicans and conservatives.

Newly released emails reveal Clinton ties to CEOs, Persian Gulf despots

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Death toll in Italian earthquake climbs to more than 250

By Marianne Arens, 26 August 2016

Italy’s civil defence organisation and volunteers continue to dig in the hope of saving those still buried alive.

Devastating earthquake hits Italy

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

By Jean Shaoul, 26 August 2016

Far from calming tensions, the findings have added to the already “toxic atmosphere” inside the Labour Party.

Britain: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlines policies for “wealth creation”

EpiPen maker Mylan’s other drug price hikes

By Brad Dixon, 26 August 2016

Drugmaker Mylan, which increased the price of the EpiPen by over 450 percent, has raised the prices of other drugs by similar amounts.

US price of EpiPen for allergic reactions skyrockets

State trooper kills unarmed deaf man in North Carolina

By Shelley Connor, 26 August 2016

Daniel Kevin Harris, a 28-year-old deaf man, was one of at least 20 people killed by police across the US over the last week.

New video shows Los Angeles Police Department officers kill 56-year-old man in jail

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Indiana study finds high rate of opiate addiction in newborns

By Jessica Goldstein, 26 August 2016

The disturbing findings of the Indiana study point to the impact of the economic crisis on working people.

Huntington, West Virginia sees 26 heroin overdoses in four hours

Brazilian students return to the streets over classroom censorship laws

By Gabriel Lemos, 26 August 2016

New “schools without parties” laws would allow the firing of teachers for teaching anything from history to evolution to sex education.

Bipartisan bidding war on budget cuts in Australia

By Mike Head, 26 August 2016

Labor is proposing a united front with the government in order to carry through multi-billion dollar cuts to public health, education and welfare.

Australian “Heart Maps” reveal class divide

By Cheryl Crisp, 26 August 2016

The heart disease maps expose a health gulf between the wealthiest areas of the country and the poorest.

Cross-party support for sweeping spy powers in New Zealand

By John Braddock, 26 August 2016

The ruling elite is erecting the foundations for a police state in preparation to confront social and political opposition.

Ethiopian government kills 100 civilians as protests sweep country

By Joe Williams, 26 August 2016

A protest at the Olympics by marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa drew attention to the ongoing government repression in Ethiopia.

New in Russian

Рио-2016: «Олимпийский идеал» и действительность капитализма

Билл Вэн Оукен, 25 августа 2016 г.

Олимпийские игры прошли в условиях военной оккупации Бразилии — стране с одним их самых высоких в мире уровнем социального неравенства, которая погружена в экономический, социальный и политический кризис.

New in Turkish

Erdoğan’la görüşen Biden Türkiye’nin Suriye’yi istilasına destek verdi

Halil Celik, 26 Ağustos 2016

İstilanın hazırlandığı açık hale gelir gelmez, Washington onu var gücüyle destekledi. Durum son derece akışkan olmaya devam ederken, görünen o ki, Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan’a karşı 15 Temmuz askeri darbesine örtülü destek vererek Türkiye ile ilişkilerini baltalayan Obama yönetimi, desteklemekte olduğu Kürt milisler zararına Ankara ile bağlarını yeniden kurmaya çalışıyor.

New in French

Stoppez les préparatifs du gouvernement allemand à la guerre!

Par Socialist Equality Party of Germany, 26 août 2016

Le « Concept de défense civile », présenté mercredi par le ministre allemand de l’Intérieur, Thomas de Maizière, propose une gamme de mesures visant à préparer la population à la guerre.

Biden rencontre Erdogan et soutient l’invasion turque de la Syrie

Par Halil Celik, 26 août 2016

Le vice-président américain a déclaré le soutien de Washington pour cette escalade, tandis que les responsables russes ont déclaré qu’ils suivaient l’invasion avec inquiétude.

La Turquie bombarde l'État islamique et les forces kurdes en Syrie

Par Barry Grey, 26 août 2016

La Turquie et les États-Unis tirent de plus en plus chacun de leur côté en Syrie, ce qui nuit encore davantage à l'objectif central de Washington en Syrie qui est de renverser le président syrien Bachar Al-Assad.

Le constructeur naval français DCNS touché par la fuite massive de données au sujet du sous-marin Scorpène

Par Kumaran Ira, 26 août 2016

La fuite a soulevé des préoccupations au sujet du projet de construction de sous-marins pour l’Australie par DCNS, de plusieurs milliards de dollars, qui pourrait également être compromis.

La contre-révolution Obamacare: six ans plus tard

Par Kate Randall, 26 août 2016

Le fameux «accomplissement» du gouvernement Obama en politique intérieure n'est rien de moins qu'une combine élaborée par et pour les sociétés d’assurances et le patronat américain afin de réduire les coûts et augmenter les profits.

New in German

US-Vizepräsident Biden unterstützt türkischen Einmarsch in Syrien

Von Halil Celik, 26. August 2016

Am Mittwoch begann das türkische Militär eine grenzübergreifende Operation in der Türkei und Syrien mit dem Decknamen „Euphrates Shield“.

Merkel verlangt „Loyalität“ von Deutschtürken

Von Christoph Vandreier, 26. August 2016

Die Rückkehr Deutschlands zu einer aggressiven Außenpolitik geht mit der rassistischen Stigmatisierung ganzer Bevölkerungsgruppen einher.

Italien: Zahl der Erdbebenopfer steigt über 250

Von Marianne Arens, 26. August 2016

Bisher hat der Zivilschutz in der Erdbebenregion am Gran Sasso 215 Menschen aus den Trümmern geborgen, weitere fast vierhundert Verletzte kommen hinzu.

Neue E-Mails enthüllen Clintons Verbindungen zu Konzernen und Golf-Despoten

Von Patrick Martin, 26. August 2016

Hillary Clinton wird vorgeworfen, die Interessen der Clinton-Stiftung mit denen des Außenministeriums verwoben zu haben. Doch solche Vorwürfe verschleiern nur die wirkliche Grundlage der Korruption der Clintons.

Die New York Times hetzt gegen Russland

Von Barry Grey, 26. August 2016

Die New York Times steht seit Längerem an der Spitze einer medialen Kampagne, den russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin zu verteufeln und ein Klima antirussischer Hysterie zu erzeugen.

Schwedische Staatsanwälte wollen Julian Assange in ecuadorianischer Botschaft in London befragen

Von Paul Mitchell, 26. August 2016

In diesem Monat werden es vier Jahre sein, in denen der Wikileaks-Begründer und Herausgeber in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft in London festsitzt.

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Perspective

Air of crisis overhangs central bankers’ meeting

26 August 2016

The central bankers and financial authorities gathered at Jackson Hole have no economic answer to the crisis of the profit system over which they preside.

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Socialist Equality Party (US)

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

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

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

“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

An SEP campaign team encountered widespread hostility to the establishment candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and openness to a socialist alternative.

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

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

Arts Review

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

By Fred Mazelis, 26 August 2016

The new movie remains on the level of a violent action film, avoiding a more probing look at the Holocaust.

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

By James Brewer, 25 August 2016

A portrait of photographer Robert Frank

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

26 August 2016

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

Commentary

Stop the German government’s preparations for war!

By Socialist Equality Party of Germany, 25 August 2016

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

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

By Julie Hyland, 25 August 2016

Russian athletes barred from Paralympic Games

By Andrea Peters, 25 August 2016

Spain: Pseudo-left Barcelona mayor persecutes migrant street vendors

By James Lerner, 25 August 2016

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

The 2016 US Elections

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

More on the 2016 US elections »

Obituary

On the death of German historian Ernst Nolte

By Christoph Vandreier and Peter Schwarz, 20 August 2016

History

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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