North Korea carries out fifth nuclear test

By Ben McGrath and Peter Symonds, 10 September 2016

The test comes amid escalating geo-political tensions in Asia as the US seeks to reassert its dominance, heightening the danger of war.

Obama heightens antagonisms with China at East Asia Summit

Clinton steps up appeals to Republicans, military

By Patrick Martin, 10 September 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate denounced Republican Donald Trump for his praise of Putin and his claim that the US generals had been reduced to “rubble” under Obama.

Two months until the US elections: The political issues facing the working class

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Allina Health, media, join forces to break Twin Cities nurses as union isolates strike

By Ron Jorgenson, 10 September 2016

The Minnesota Nurses Association is continuing to isolate the strike, now in its sixth day, while appealing to the company to accept the concessions contract the union has proposed.

“Health care is a human right”
Minneapolis students express support for striking Allina nurses

Lead poisoning in Milwaukee provokes political crisis

By James Brewer, 10 September 2016

The mayor of Milwaukee has declared that all residents in older homes should use certified filters to remove lead from their drinking water.

Baltimore police conducted privately-funded aerial surveillance of city for nine months

By Zaida Green, 10 September 2016

The technology was developed in 2007 for use in the Iraq War, and has now been deployed against the population of a major American city.

Chicago mayor plans to boost size of police force in response to social crisis

Report reveals Pennsylvania charter schools pocket cash meant for student spending

By Douglas Lyons, 10 September 2016

Pennsylvania charter schools are siphoning away more funds from public schools than they spend on students.

Notes on the housing crisis
New York City surpasses London, Tokyo for highest rents

By Philip Guelpa, 10 September 2016

Extreme economic inequality in New York City is creating conditions that are unlivable for much of the city’s population.

UK political crisis deepens over Brexit

By Robert Stevens, 10 September 2016

Representatives of the ruling elite who favour EU membership are loudly voicing their concerns that the May government is bereft of any strategy following the Brexit vote.

The reasons behind the failure to form a government in Spain

By Alejandro López, 10 September 2016

The failure to form a government is not based on deep political differences, as all the contending parties are committed to austerity, the EU and NATO.

Earthquake disaster aggravates social crisis in Italy

By Marianne Arens, 10 September 2016

Two weeks after the earthquake in central Italy on August 24, it is clear that the devastation and loss of life was not due to a “natural disaster” but corruption and government indifference.

Working conditions worsen in Germany

By Dietmar Henning, 10 September 2016

Working conditions in Germany have worsened significantly. Evening, night and weekend work as well as both paid and unpaid overtime are on the rise.

India and Pakistan exchange threats and accusations

By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones, 10 September 2016

Under conditions where the US has destabilized South Asia to pursue confrontation with China, the danger is mounting that the India-Pakistan conflict could climax in war.

Few Syrian refugees yet to arrive in Australia

By Max Newman, 10 September 2016

Less than 2,000 Syrian and Iraqi asylum seekers have been allowed entry since the government’s promise to protect 12,000 people nearly a year ago.

Protest leaders barred from University of Papua New Guinea

By John Braddock, 10 September 2016

The victimisation of eight students is part of the O’Neill government’s suppression of opposition to austerity measures.

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Clinton y Trump reverencian a militares

Por Peter Symonds, 10 septiembre 2016

La premisa implícita en el foro del miércoles por la noche ante un grupo de veteranos en la Ciudad de Nueva York era que las fuerzas armadas deberían tener el poder del veto en la elección del próximo “comandante en jefe” de EE.UU.

War Porn por Roy Scranton
La novela antibélica resurge en la literatura estadounidense

Por Eric London, 10 septiembre 2016

La nueva literatura antibélica marca un importante paso hacia una evaluación honesta del devastador impacto que 15 años de la guerra al terror han inflingido en la vida social, cultural e individual.

Los candidatos más impopulares en la historia estadounidense

Por Patrick Martin, 10 septiembre 2016

La elección entre la militarista Clinton y el fascista Trump ha alienado a decenas de millones del sistema bipartidista corporativo.

El discurso del “excepcionalismo estadounidense” de Clinton: una política bipartidista para el militarismo y la guerra

Por Patrick Martin, 10 septiembre 2016

En su discurso ante la American Legion la candidata presidencial del Partido Demócrata atacó a Trump desde la derecha y promete ser más ambiciosa y decisiva en el uso del poder militar estadounidense.

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Les questions politiques auxquelles est confrontée la classe ouvrière

Par Joseph Kishore, 10 septembre 2016

Que ce soit la démocrate Hillary Clinton ou le républicain Donald Trump qui occupe la Maison Blanche, le prochain gouvernement sera un gouvernement de guerre, d’austérité, de répression et de violence.

Obama intensifie les antagonismes avec la Chine au Sommet de l’Asie

Par Joseph Santolan, 10 septembre 2016

Dans l’impossibilité de faire appel aux Philippines ou à un mandataire fiable parmi les autres membres de l’ASEAN, Obama a été obligé d’intervenir directement.

La BCE maintient sa politique monétaire dans un contexte tendu

Par Nick Beams, 10 septembre 2016

La Banque centrale européenne maintient la politique monétaire actuelle, mais les inquiétudes se multiplient sur ce qu’elle peut vraiment faire dans un contexte de pressions déflationnistes.

New in German

Zwei Monate vor der US-Präsidentschaftswahl: Die politischen Aufgaben der Arbeiterklasse

Von Joseph Kishore, 10. September 2016

Unabhängig davon, ob die Demokratin Hillary Clinton oder der Republikaner Donald Trump ins Weiße Haus einzieht, stehen Krieg, Sozialabbau und die brutale Unterdrückung demokratischer Rechte auf der Tagesordnung.

US-Aufklärungsflugzeug über Schwarzem Meer abgefangen
Spannungen zwischen Washington und Moskau nehmen zu

Von Jordan Shilton, 10. September 2016

Unabhängig von der genauen Ursache des Zwischenfalls liegt die Hauptverantwortung für die Verschärfung der Spannungen in der Schwarzmeerregion und in ganz Osteuropa beim US-Imperialismus und seinen Nato-Verbündeten.

„Die Gefahr eines Dritten Weltkriegs war noch nie so groß wie heute“
Berlinwahl: PSG-Kandidat Christoph Vandreier spricht im RBB

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 10. September 2016

Der Vertreter der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit sprach in der sogenannten Kleinparteienrunde des öffentlich rechtlichen Senders, die nach offiziellen Angaben der GfK von 100.000 Zuschauern verfolgt wurde.

Bundesregierung plant massive Aufrüstung der Geheimdienste

Von Sven Heymanns, 10. September 2016

Der Ausbau der deutschen Geheimdienste ist Bestandteil einer umfassenden inneren und äußeren Aufrüstung.

CFM Berlin: Warnstreik findet kaum Resonanz

Von Markus Salzmann, 10. September 2016

Dem Aufruf zum Warnstreik bei der Charité Facility Management (CFM) in Berlin sind am Mittwoch nur 90 der rund 2800 Beschäftigten nachgekommen.

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Perspective

Media misinformation and the US election’s war agenda

10 September 2016

The arrest of two young men in North Carolina for hacking into the accounts of top officials and government agencies casts a stark light on the media’s anti-Russia campaign.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White kicks off fall campaign with meeting in Chicago

By our reporters, 10 September 2016

White spoke to workers and youth about the expansion of war, the growth of social inequality, and the need for a socialist political leadership to guide the struggles of the working class.

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

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

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

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International Committee of the Fourth International

“You are a man of unimpeachable revolutionary integrity”
On the 75th birthday of Sri Lankan Trotskyist leader Wije Dias

By David North, 9 September 2016

In his greetings, David North reviewed the significance of the more than 50-year struggle for revolutionary internationalism waged by Wije Dias, the leader of the SEP in Sri Lanka.

Commentary

Armed protesters threaten former Stanford student Brock Turner with violence

By David Walsh, 10 September 2016

The foul logic of the media and feminist campaign over the Turner case found expression this week when self-styled “anarchists” showed up outside his Ohio home brandishing weapons.

Tensions between Washington and Moscow rise as Russia intercepts US spy planes over Black Sea

By Jordan Shilton, 9 September 2016

Canada’s pseudo-left Socialist Project propagandizes for US imperialism in Iraq

By Roger Jordan, 9 September 2016

Greek PM Tsipras promotes nationalism, austerity at Southern European conference

ECB keeps monetary policy on hold as tensions grow

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Appeal by Berlin Senate candidate Andy Niklaus: Workers need their own party!

By Andy Niklaus, 9 September 2016

Andy Niklaus has worked for the Berlin Transport Company for 25 years and is running as a candidate of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in the Berlin Senate elections on September 18.

The repulsive spectacle of the Berlin Senate election television debate

By Ulrich Rippert, 9 September 2016

The debate took place Tuesday night between the leading candidates for multiple parties standing in the election to the Berlin Senate on September 18.

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

10 September 2016

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

Dublin, Ireland bus workers start series of strikes

By Dermot Byrne, 10 September 2016

As a result of chronic underfunding of public services such as transportation and pay freezes in the public sector bus workers have not received a pay increase in eight years.

Long Island University-Brooklyn locks out 400 professors

By Daniel de Vries and Allen Whyte, 9 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.

Science

Warming of Earth proceeding at unprecedented pace

By Bryan Dyne, 3 September 2016

Socialist Equality Party (US)

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

24 August 2016

The 2016 US elections

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

By Patrick Martin, 7 September 2016

The most unpopular candidates in American history

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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Arts Review

Jason Bourne again

By Hiram Lee, 6 September 2016

War Dogs: Cry havoc? Or what exactly?

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

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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