US and allies threaten North Korea with sanctions and military attack

By Peter Symonds, 12 September 2016

Another round of punitive measures over Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test will exacerbate tensions on the Korean Peninsula and heighten the danger of war.

North Korea carries out fifth nuclear test

Fighting rages on in Syria in wake of US-Russia brokered agreement

By Jordan Shilton, 12 September 2016

Washington has acceded to the agreement to give some respite to its proxy forces around Aleppo, where government troops have made substantial gains over recent weeks.

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

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Obama pledges to veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi government

By Tom Carter, 12 September 2016

This legislation, together with the Obama administration’s opposition to it, marks the continued unraveling of the official narrative of the September 11 attacks.

Political prisoner Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike

By Tom Hall, 12 September 2016

Manning began her hunger strike in military prison on Friday in protest against the abuse and harassment that drove her to attempt suicide in July.

Twenty-year-old Muslim recruit killed by officers at Marine boot camp

By Eric London, 12 September 2016

Raheel Siddiqui, the son of a Michigan autoworker, jumped out of a third-floor window after being abused by officers at Parris Island, South Carolina.

Opposition grows to skilled trades reorganization at Fiat Chrysler

By Shannon Jones, 12 September 2016

The changes are correctly seen as a means of eliminating skilled trades jobs, which traditionally require more training and are paid at a higher rate.

Zika virus spreads in Puerto Rico and Florida

By Julio Patron and David Brown, 12 September 2016

The spread of Zika in Puerto Rico and the mainland United States is driven by poverty and will impact the area for years to come.

French unions join far-right movement against refugees in Calais

By Anthony Torres, 12 September 2016

The CGT is inciting nationalist hatred to divide the workers and disorient their opposition to the wars and social cuts of the French government, which it helped elect.

Australian government exploits attack by mentally-ill man to whip up terrorism scare

By Mike Head, 12 September 2016

Prime Minister Turnbull equated the stabbing incident to the 9/11 mass terrorist attacks in the US, which were used to proclaim an endless “war on terror.”

Turnbull government expands Australian military powers at home and abroad

By our correspondent, 12 September 2016

The twin measures underscore the close connection between escalating militarism and domestic police-military repression.

Australian public sector union holds farcical protests amid one-day strike

By our reporters, 12 September 2016

The protests were aimed at appealing to the Liberal-National coalition government and preventing any serious political discussion among public sector workers.

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov dies

By David Levine, 12 September 2016

The long-standing president of the geostrategically important Central Asia country died last week after ruling the country for more than two decades.

Alberta government backs decision not to charge cop who killed unarmed man

By Janet Browning, 12 September 2016

Alberta’s NDP government has endorsed the Prosecution Service’s decision not to charge the Calgary cop who killed an unarmed man in psychological distress in March 2015.

Sri Lanka: NSSP leader campaigns for IMF austerity agenda

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 12 September 2016

Karunaratne is a propagandist for the government and its austerity measures against workers and the poor.

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Obama-Putin görüşmeleri başarısız olurken Suriye savaşı tırmanma tehdidi yaratıyor

Jordan Shilton, 12 Eylül 2016

ABD Başkanı Barack Obama ile Rusya Devlet Başkanı Vladimir Putin’in Çin Hangzhou’daki G-20 zirvesi sırasındaki doksan dakikalık görüşmesi, iki ülke arasında Suriye iç savaşı üzerine hiçbir anlaşma doğurmadı.

Kolombiya barış anlaşması mali kemer sıkmaya zemin hazırlıyor

Neil Hardt, 12 Eylül 2016

Kolombiya Devlet Başkanı Juan Manuel Santos, 2 Eylül Cuma günü, hükümet ile FARC gerilla grubunun 26 Eylül’de resmi olarak bir barış anlaşması imzalayacağını ilan etti.

Berlin Senatosu adayı Andy Niklaus’un çağrısı: İşçilerin kendi partilerine ihtiyacı var!

Andy Niklaus, 12 Eylül 2016

Andy Niklaus, 25 yıldır Berlin Ulaşım Şirketi’nde (BVG) çalışıyor ve 18 Eylül’de düzenlenecek Berlin Senatosu seçimlerine Partei für Soziale Gleichheit’ın (Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi) adayı olarak katılıyor.

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La désinformation des médias et l’agenda de guerre des élections américaines

Par Bill Van Auken, 12 septembre 2016

L’arrestation de deux jeunes hommes en Caroline du Nord pour avoir piraté les comptes des hauts responsables et des organismes gouvernementaux jette une lumière crue sur la campagne anti-russe des médias.

La crise politique de la Grande-Bretagne s’amplifie avec le Brexit

Par Robert Stevens, 12 septembre 2016

Les représentants de l’élite dirigeante qui favorisent l’adhésion à l’UE expriment haut et fort leurs préoccupations que le gouvernement de May est dépourvu de toute stratégie suite au vote sur le Brexit

La CGT rejoint un mouvement d'extrême-droite contre les migrants à Calais

Par Anthony Torres, 12 septembre 2016

Le syndicat excite les haines nationalistes pour diviser les travailleurs et désorienter leur opposition aux guerres et aux mesures d'austérité du PS, qu'il a aidé à faire élire.

La Corée du Nord procède à son cinquième essai nucléaire

Par Ben McGrath et Pete Symonds, 12 septembre 2016

L’essai survient au milieu de l’escalade des tensions géopolitiques en Asie, les États-Unis cherchant à réaffirmer leur domination, ce qui accroît le danger de guerre.

Le Premier ministre grec Tsipras défend le nationalisme et l’austérité à la conférence de l’Europe du Sud

Par Alex Lantier, 12 septembre 2016

Au milieu des protestations contre sa politique d’austérité en Grèce, SYRIZA promeut l’UE et essaie de détourner la colère sociale le long des lignes nationalistes, incitant du sentiment anti-allemand.

Les conditions de travail se détériorent en Allemagne

Par Dietmar Henning, 12 septembre 2016

Les conditions de travail se sont considérablement dégradées en Allemagne. Le travail du soir, de nuit et du week-end ainsi que les heures supplémentaires payées et impayées sont en hausse.

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Perspective

Fifteen years since the 9/11 attacks

12 September 2016

The attacks of September 11, 2001 provided a pretext for a vast escalation of global military operations that threaten a Third World War.

Earlier Perspectives »

From the WSWS Archive


Today we are posting several articles from the archive of the World Socialist Web Site on the response of the Socialist Equality Party to the attacks of 9/11 and the reaction of the George W. Bush administration.

The political roots of 9/11

By David North and David Walsh, 12 September 2001

Was the US government alerted to September 11 attack?

Part 1: Warnings in advance

Part 2: Watching the hijackers

Part 3: The United States and Mideast terrorism

Part 4: The refusal to investigate

Commentary

Drone Valley: The University of California and the business of high-tech slaughter

By Toby Reese, 12 September 2016

The appointment of a number of new academics and scientists to the University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD) Contextual Robotics Institute is bound up with the US drive to war.

Vote “No” on Detroit Federation of Teachers’ contract!

By Nancy Hanover, 12 September 2016

The American Federation of Teachers is demanding that educators acquiesce to low pay, overcrowded classrooms, unsafe buildings and more school closures.

Armed protesters threaten former Stanford student Brock Turner with violence

By David Walsh, 10 September 2016

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

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP presidential candidate discusses elections with striking Minnesota nurses

By our reporting team, 12 September 2016

Allina Health nurses on strike for two weeks discussed the political issues in their struggle with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White Sunday.

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

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

By our reporters, 10 September 2016

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

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

SEP West Virginia candidate Naomi Spencer speaks on heroin epidemic

More on the SEP 2016 US election campaign »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

“The danger of a third world war was never as great as it is today”
PSG candidate in Berlin election speaks on German television

By our correspondents, 12 September 2016

Christoph Vandreier made clear that the PSG is the only party in the Berlin Senate election campaign drawing attention to the war danger and mobilising the working class against it.

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

By Andy Niklaus, 9 September 2016

Arts Review

Miss Sharon Jones! Barbara Kopple’s documentary

By Kevin Martinez, 12 September 2016

Veteran documentarian Barbara Kopple has returned with a lively and inspiring film about soul singer Sharon Jones and her battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jason Bourne again

War Dogs: Cry havoc? Or what exactly?

25 years ago: Criminal charges against Oliver North dropped

On September 16, 1991, a US judge dismissed all criminal charges against Lt. Col. Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-contra conspiracy.

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50 year ago: Segregationists attack black school children in Mississippi

On September 12, 1966, dozens of black children attending school for the first time at the newly-integrated Lizzie Horn Elementary School in Grenada, Mississippi were attacked by racist mobs.

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75 years ago: Nazi forces surround Kiev

On September 16, 1941, German tank units initiated the final siege that resulted in the annihilation of the Soviet forces in Ukraine.

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100 years ago: Allied offensive at the Battle of the Somme

On September 15, 1916, Allied forces launched a major offensive against German troops, initiating the third stage of the Battle of the Somme, fought in northern France.

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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.

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

Media misinformation and the US election’s war agenda

By Bill Van Auken, 10 September 2016

Clinton steps up appeals to Republicans, military

By Patrick Martin, 10 September 2016

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

By Joseph Kishore, 9 September 2016

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

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

Nothing revolutionary about Sanders’ “Our Revolution”

More on the 2016 US elections »

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