Clinton denounces Russian “interference” in US elections, calls for escalation in Syria

By Patrick Martin, 7 September 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate has stepped up her McCarthy-style campaign against Republican Donald Trump as an ally or stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The most unpopular candidates in American history

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

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Syrian war threatens to escalate as Obama-Putin talks fail

By Jordan Shilton, 7 September 2016

The calls for humanitarian aid and safe zones are transparent pretexts to legitimise a vast intensification of the imperialist intervention in Syria.

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Minnesota nurses strike highlights militant mood of US workers

By Jerry White, 7 September 2016

The strike by 4,800 nurses, now in its third day, reveals the sharp class tensions in the United States on the eve of the 2016 presidential elections.

Allina nurses strike reveals gulf between workers and union

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

Knives out for Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

By James Cogan, 7 September 2016

The political atmosphere resembles that before the June 2010 political coup that removed Labor leader Kevin Rudd.

Deteriorating Australian economy adds to pressure on Turnbull

By Mike Head, 7 September 2016

The corporate discontent with the prime minister’s performance is mounting amid falling business investment and stagnant retail sales.

Milwaukee Democrats propose to dramatically increase size of police force following Sherman Park protests

By Catherine Long, 7 September 2016

A forthcoming city budget includes funding for an additional 280 officers in the wake of protests and unrest sparked by the killing of Sylville Smith last month.

The social roots of unrest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

UK Conservative divisions over Brexit go public once again

By Robert Stevens, 7 September 2016

May’s mantra that “Brexit means Brexit” can no longer conceal the air of crisis and paralysis surrounding the government.

UK: Review of Investigatory Powers Bill gives all-clear to mass surveillance

By Trevor Johnson, 7 September 2016

Anderson’s report is a cover for the real aim of the Investigatory Powers Bill—to increase the power of the state to monitor the population for potential threats to ruling class interests.

SPD right-wing politician Thilo Sarrazin praises Left Party budget cuts

By Endrik Bastian, 7 September 2016

The former finance senator for the state of Berlin praised his cooperation with the Left Party during the SPD/Left Party state government as “positive throughout.”

Thousands of teachers strike as Costa Rican unions suppress struggle

By Andrea Lobo, 7 September 2016

About 5,000 workers marched last week against the government’s austerity measures, even as the union leaderships are sabotaging their struggle.

Colombian peace deal paves way for fiscal austerity

By Neil Hardt, 7 September 2016

The agreement has been heralded by international banks and corporations as necessary to pave the way for further attacks on the Colombian masses.

New Zealand unions campaign against Chinese steel imports

By Tom Peters, 7 September 2016

The nationalist demagogy is part of a push to align New Zealand with the US drive to war against China, while diverting attention from the role of the unions in job cutting.

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.

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Obama und der geheime Krieg der USA in Laos

Von Peter Symonds, 7. September 2016

Als erster amerikanischer Präsident kehrt Obama an den Schauplatz eines der blutigsten Verbrechen des US-Imperialismus zurück. Zur gleichen Zeit bereitet seine Administration neue Kriege von noch viel größerem Ausmaß vor.

Angst vor sozialem Widerstand überschattet den G20-Gipfel

Von Nick Beams, 7. September 2016

Zum Abschluss sagte IWF-Direktorin Lagarde, das Wirtschaftswachstum sei „zu lange zu niedrig“ gewesen, und „zu wenige“ hätten davon profitiert.

Obama sagt Treffen mit philippinischem Präsidenten Duterte ab

Von Joseph Santolan, 7. September 2016

Die Spannungen mit Washington wachsen, weil Duterte nicht die ihm zugewiesene Rolle beim amerikanischen „Pivot to Asia“ spielt.

Charité Facility Management (CFM) Berlin
Ver.di und die Linkspartei sind für die katastrophalen Arbeitsbedingungen der Krankenhausbeschäftigten verantwortlich

Von Markus Klein, 7. September 2016

Arbeiter kommen keinen Schritt weiter, ohne sich international zusammenzuschließen und einen gemeinsamen Kampf gegen den Kapitalismus aufzunehmen.

„Aufstehen gegen Rassismus“: ein rechtes Bündnis für Rot-Rot-Grün

Von Katerina Selin, 7. September 2016

Am vergangenen Samstagnachmittag trafen sich am Berliner Adenauerplatz unter dem Tarnnamen „Aufstehen gegen Rassismus“ die Parteien, Gruppierungen und Gewerkschaften, die für den gegenwärtigen politischen Rechtsruck verantwortlich sind.

Anstieg der Arbeitshetze in Deutschland

Von Dietmar Henning, 7. September 2016

Die Arbeitsbedingungen in Deutschland haben sich massiv verschlechtert. Arbeit am Abend, in der Nacht und am Wochenende sowie bezahlte und unbezahlte Überstunden nehmen zu.

Spendet für den Wahlkampf der PSG!

Von Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 7. September 2016

Der Vorsitzende der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG), Ulrich Rippert, bittet die Leser der World Socialist Web Site um eine großzügige Spende.

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Perspective

White House to maintain nuclear “first strike” policy

7 September 2016

The US is reportedly keeping its “first strike” policy amid relentless threats against Russia and China and an election campaign aimed at preparing for war.

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Commentary

State election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
The right-wing threat in Germany and the need for a socialist party

By Ulrich Rippert—leading candidate of the PSG for the Berlin state election, 7 September 2016

It is anger against the establishment parties, including the Left Party, and the absence of a progressive alternative that boosts the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Left Front promotes French regime-change operation in oil-rich Gabon

By Stéphane Hugues, 7 September 2016

Mélenchon joined a demonstration that implicitly called for a military intervention by France, the former colonial power, to topple incumbent President Ali Bongo.

Obama and the US secret war in Laos

By Peter Symonds, 6 September 2016

Fears of rising social opposition hung over G20 summit

By Nick Beams, 6 September 2016

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

By James Cogan, 6 September 2016

Mehring Books

The Political Lessons of the Bernie Sanders Campaign and The Great Autoworkers Struggle of 2015
Mehring Books announces two new SEP pamphlets

7 September 2016

Mehring Books has published two pamphlets: one dealing with the political lessons of the Bernie Sanders campaign in the US and the other reviewing the great autoworkers struggle of 2015.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

7 September 2016

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

Massachusetts: MBTA janitors to be laid off as cuts continue

By John Marion, 7 September 2016

The unelected and undemocratic Fiscal and Management Control Board is discussing privatization of all city bus routes, while working conditions for contracted janitors are made impossible.

Socialist Equality Party (US)

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

24 August 2016

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

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Arts Review

Jason Bourne again

By Hiram Lee, 6 September 2016

War Dogs: Cry havoc? Or what exactly?

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

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

The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy

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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