As Minneapolis nurses strike, unions join arms with Democratic officials in Labor Day events

By Patrick Martin, 6 September 2016

The trade unions used the Labor Day events to promote the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the consensus candidate of Wall Street, the military-intelligence apparatus and most of the political establishment.

Allina nurses strike reveals gulf between workers and union

By Ron Jorgenson, 6 September 2016

Nurses in Minneapolis are fighting against management demands that would cut their own health benefits and make it more difficult for them to provide quality health services.

Mobilize the entire working class in the Twin Cities
Defend the striking Allina nurses!

Obama cancels meeting with Philippine President Duterte

By Joseph Santolan, 6 September 2016

The real source of the tensions is Washington’s increasing displeasure over Duterte’s failure to play his assigned role in the US pivot to Asia.

Philippine president declares “state of lawlessness” after bomb blast

The rise of Duterte in the Philippines: A warning to the international working class

Australia: Opponents of war with China labelled “rats, flies, mosquitoes and sparrows”

By James Cogan, 6 September 2016

The language provides an ominous warning of the chauvinism and hysteria that is set to engulf Australian politics.

Fears of rising social opposition hung over G20 summit

By Nick Beams, 6 September 2016

At the conclusion of the summit, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde also addressed these issues warning that economic growth had been “too low for too long for too few.”

Brazilian military police attack mass protest against Temer

By Bill Van Auken, 6 September 2016

Sunday saw up to 100,000 people demonstrate in Sao Paulo in opposition to the right-wing government of Michel Temer.

The ouster of Brazil’s Workers Party government

Corbyn offers olive branch to right wing as purge of British Labour Party escalates

By Robert Stevens, 6 September 2016

By September 24, when Labour’s leader is elected, it is highly likely that well over 200,000 people will have been barred from voting for Jeremy Corbyn.

UK: Corbyn, Brexit and the so-called progressive alliance

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German states try to offload refugees on each other

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 6 September 2016

North Rhine-Westphalia is demanding that thousands of refugees return to wherever in Germany they first applied for asylum.

After the destruction of the Detroit Public Schools
Michigan officials press to close “failing schools”

By Nancy Hanover, 6 September 2016

The reorganization of DPS has established the precedent that debt-ridden schools can be dissolved, reorganized and/or replaced with private entities.

California Assembly passes Secure Choice pension bill

By Zeke Alan and Marc Wells, 6 September 2016

The bill requires workers to contribute 3 percent of their paycheck into a retirement fund, while exempting employers from committing any additional funding.

Portugal’s response to forest fires undermined by austerity

By Alejandro López, 6 September 2016

In 2014, Portugal spent just €70 million on firefighting and €20 million in fire prevention, which pales in comparison to the country’s €2.1 billion military spending.

Canada’s Liberals launch inquiry into “missing and murdered indigenous women”

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 6 September 2016

The inquiry is part of the Liberals’ native “reconciliation” agenda, which aims to “reconcile” the impoverished indigenous population to Canadian capitalism by cultivating a privileged First Nations elite.

Opposition plots regime change in Maldives

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 6 September 2016

The US and its allies are hostile to President Yameen, not because of his record of human rights abuses, but his ties to China.

New in Russian

Речь Клинтон об «американской исключительности»: Двухпартийная политика милитаризма и войны

Патрик Мартин, 6 сентября 2016 г.

Речь кандидата в президенты от Демократической партии на съезде Американского легиона представляла собой атаку на Трампа справа, в рамках которой Клинтон пообещала быть более амбициозной и решительной в использовании американской военной мощи.

New in German

Die Amtsenthebung von Präsidentin Rousseff in Brasilien

Von Bill Van Auken, 6. September 2016

Der Sturz der PT-Regierung bedeutet das Ende einer politischen Epoche und zeigt besonders eindringlich, wie nötig eine neue revolutionäre Führung für die brasilianische Arbeiterklasse ist.

Landtagswahl in Mecklenburg Vorpommern
Die rechte Gefahr und die Notwendigkeit einer sozialistischen Partei

Von Ulrich Rippert (Spitzenkandidat der PSG zur Berliner Abgeordnetenhauswahl), 6. September 2016

Es ist die Wut auf die Politik der etablierten Parteien, einschließlich der Linken, und das Fehlen einer fortschrittlichen Alternative, die der AfD Auftrieb verleiht.

Wachsende internationale Spannungen beim G20-Gipfel

Von Nick Beams, 6. September 2016

Die „Überkapazität“ der Stahlproduktion war ein zentrales Wirtschaftsthema beim G20-Gipfel. Das ist ein sicheres Zeichen für die zunehmende Krise der kapitalistischen Weltwirtschaft, die durch niedriges Wachstum und ein sinkendes Handelsvolumen geprägt ist.

US-Präsidentschaftskandidaten der SEP sprechen an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 6. September 2016

Am Freitag verfolgten dutzende Studierende und Arbeiter eine Live-Übertragung der US-Präsidentschaftskandidaten der Socialist Equality Party (SEP) an der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.

Clinton und Trump: Die unpopulärsten Präsidentschaftskandidaten der US-Geschichte

Von Patrick Martin, 6. September 2016

Der Wahlkampf zwischen der militaristischen Clinton und dem faschistoiden Trump entfremdet Millionen Menschen vom offiziellen Zwei-Parteien-System

Verschärfte Sanktionen gegen Hartz-IV-Empfänger

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 6. September 2016

Hartz-IV-Empfänger müssen seit dem 1. August bereits erhaltene Leistungen bis zu drei Jahren rückwirkend zurückzahlen, wenn sie ihre Bedürftigkeit durch „sozialwidriges Verhalten“ selbst herbeigeführt haben.

Thilo Sarrazin preist Kürzungspolitik der Linken

Von Endrik Bastian, 6. September 2016

In einem Interview mit dem Handelsblatt preist der frühere Finanzsenator von Berlin seine Zusammenarbeit mit der Linkspartei im rot-roten Senat als „durchweg positiv“.

Indien: Dutzende Millionen streiken gegen rechte Wirtschaftspolitik

Von Deepal Jayasekera, 6. September 2016

Der Streik ist Ausdruck des wachsenden Widerstands in der indischen und internationalen Arbeiterklasse gegen die Regierungen und Konzerne, die Arbeitsplätze und Lebensbedingungen angreifen.

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Perspective

Obama and the US secret war in Laos

6 September 2016

Obama is the first US president since the Vietnam War to visit Laos, the scene of one of US imperialism’s bloodiest crimes, even as his administration is preparing new wars on a far greater scale.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP US presidential candidates denounce war drive at Humboldt University meeting in Berlin

By our correspondents, 6 September 2016

Dozens of students and workers watched a live broadcast from Detroit of SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks to workers at Detroit Labor Day event

By Shannon Jones, 6 September 2016

White attacked the alliance of the trade unions with the pro-war campaign of Hillary Clinton, and advanced an internationalist socialist political perspective for the working class.

Socialism and the 2016 elections
Socialist Equality Party campaign launches fall election meetings

5 September 2016

SEP West Virginia candidate Naomi Spencer speaks on heroin epidemic

By Naomi Spencer, 5 September 2016

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

Socialist Equality Party (US)

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

24 August 2016

Commentary

As new school year begins
Teachers, students in US face battle to defend public education

By Evan Blake, 6 September 2016

Whether Trump or Clinton wins the election, they will escalate the attacks on public education and the growing movement of teachers, parents and students to defend this social right.

Rising global tensions surface at G20 summit

By Nick Beams, 5 September 2016

US and Japan attack plans for post-Brexit Britain

By Julie Hyland, 5 September 2016

New York Times launches McCarthyite witch-hunt against Julian Assange

Eighty years since the first Moscow Trial

Arts Review

Jason Bourne again

By Hiram Lee, 6 September 2016

The latest entry in the Bourne series of spy films finds the former CIA assassin taking on the agency in a “post-Snowden world.”

War Dogs: Cry havoc? Or what exactly?

By Kevin Martinez, 5 September 2016

Science

Warming of Earth proceeding at unprecedented pace

By Bryan Dyne, 3 September 2016

25 years ago: Greyhound striker freed on bail

Roger Cawthra, the framed-up Greyhound bus lines striker, walked out of a Connecticut prison September 5, 1991, free on bail.

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50 years ago: President Johnson rejects Vietnam withdrawal

On September 5, 1966, US President Lyndon Johnson rejected a proposal by French President Charles de Gaulle to establish a timetable for the withdrawal of US military forces from Vietnam.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany lays siege to Leningrad

On September 9, 1941 German armies encircled Leningrad and launched a supposed final blitzkrieg to take the city.

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100 years ago: Mass transit strike in New York

On September 6, 1916, the second phase of a mass strike by New York transit workers began with a unanimous vote to walk off the job on the IRT subway lines.

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The 2016 US elections

The most unpopular candidates in American history

By Patrick Martin, 5 September 2016

Green Party presidential candidate seeks to corral antiwar sentiment

By Jerry White, 5 September 2016

Trump outlines ten-point plan for mass deportations and martial law

Nothing revolutionary about Sanders’ “Our Revolution”

As Clinton escalates war threats, Sanders begins campaigning for Democratic nominee

By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2016

Clinton’s “American exceptionalism” speech: A bipartisan policy of militarism and war

By Patrick Martin, 2 September 2016

The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy

More on the 2016 US elections »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

PSG election campaign: Anger at the government’s new civil defence guidelines

By our correspondents, 31 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

History

The class essence of the Confederacy in the American Civil War
A further comment on Free State of Jones

By Douglas Lyons, 30 August 2016