Pentagon openly challenges US-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 15 September 2016

The statements opposing the cease fire by the top military brass are an unmistakable sign of the real and growing danger of a US war against Russia.

German weekly Die Zeit defends Al Qaeda

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

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European Commission President Juncker calls for state-build up and war

By Johannes Stern, 15 September 2016

Two days before Friday's post-Brexit summit in Bratislava, Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the EU faces “an existential crisis” and called for police-state build-up and war.

European Council president backs demands for EU military buildup

Germany, France propose EU military alliance before post-Brexit summit

Republican governor threatens violence if Hillary Clinton is elected

By Nick Barrickman, 15 September 2016

Bevin’s comments follow in the wake of a number of statements made by prominent Republican officials during the presidential elections hinting at violence.

Media misinformation and the US election’s war agenda

Clinton steps up appeals to Republicans, military

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Philippine president calls for US special forces to leave Mindanao

By Joseph Santolan, 15 September 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements mark a further souring of ties between Manila and Washington under the new president.

US ambassador backs campaign against “Chinese influence” in Australia

By Peter Symonds, 15 September 2016

Berry’s intervention confirms American involvement in the anti-Beijing crusade, and highlights US determination to ensure Canberra’s support for its war drive against China.

The witch-hunt against Chinese influence in Australia

American B-1 bombers send menacing warning to North Korea

Berlin election: Pseudo-left supports right-wing election campaign of the Left Party

By Johannes Stern, 15 September 2016

The Revolutionary Internationalist Organisation and Socialist Alternative are backing a so-called red-red-green coalition, pledged to austerity and anti-immigrant policies.

Polish and British governments exploit attacks on Polish immigrants

By Clara Weiss, 15 September 2016

Attacks on Polish immigrants in the UK are being exploited by the Polish and British ruling class to strengthen their alliance, amid deepening divisions within the EU.

Salvadoran ex-president flees corruption charges for Nicaragua

By Andrea Lobo, 15 September 2016

While US imperialism exploits these corruption scandals, both the Sandinistas and the Salvadoran FMLN are seeking a better deal with Washington.

UAW balks at solidarity action as Canadian auto talks continue

By Carl Bronski, 15 September 2016

In remarks to the press, UAW President Dennis Williams refused to commit to any specific solidarity action in the event of a strike by autoworkers in Canada.

Papua New Guinea nurses union calls off nationwide strike

By John Braddock, 15 September 2016

The Papua New Guinea Nurses Association is now collaborating with the government to enforce ongoing attacks on the health system.

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Il faut une lutte internationale contre l'austérité, la guerre, et l'état d'urgence

Par Alex Lantier, 15 septembre 2016

La mobilisation des travailleurs contre la loi travail du PS soulève des questions essentielles de perspective politique pour les travailleurs et les jeunes.

Tusk rejoint la campagne pour de renforcer les forces armées de l'UE

Par Alex Lantier, 15 septembre 2016

Donald Tusk a déclaré que le Brexit avait déclenché une crise historique de l'UE qui menace la survie de la démocratie en Europe.

Les USA ont dépensé presque 5.000 milliards $ sur la guerre depuis le 11 septembre

Par Bill Van Auken, 15 septembre 2016

Selon l'Université Brown, Washington a gaspillé presque 5.000 milliards $ en 15 ans, sur des guerres lancées sous prétexte de lutte contre le terrorisme.

La chasse aux sorcières contre l’influence chinoise en Australie

Par Peter Symonds, 15 septembre 2016

La campagne contre les décideurs politiques et économiques pas entièrement acquis au « pivot » américain contre la Chine est un avertissement politique.

New in German

Die Hexenjagd gegen chinesischen Einfluss in Australien

Von Peter Symonds, 15. September 2016

Die Kampagne gegen Politiker, Kommentatoren und Geschäftsleute, die nicht hundertprozentig hinter dem amerikanischen „Pivot” gegen China stehen, zeugt vom fortgeschrittenen Charakter der Kriegsvorbereitungen in Asien.

Europäischer Ratspräsident unterstützt Aufrüstung der EU

Von Alex Lantier, 15. September 2016

Donald Tusk warnte, der Austritt Großbritanniens habe die EU in eine historische Krise gestürzt, die das Überleben der Demokratie in Europa gefährde.

Rechte Kampagne nach „Antiterroreinsatz“ in Schleswig-Holstein

Von Katerina Selin, 15. September 2016

Di...wurde von Politik und Medien umgehend genutzt, um ausländerfeindliche Stimmungen zu schüren und für einen starken Staat zu werben.

Berlinwahl 2016: Kotti & Co macht Wahlkampf für Senatsparteien

Von Verena Nees, 15. September 2016

Einem Kandidaten der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit wurde auf einer Wahlversammlung der Kreuzberger Mieterinitiative das Wort entzogen, weil er die Privatisierungspolitik von Linken und SPD kritisieren wollte.

Brasilien
Spaltung in der PSTU nach Amtsenthebung von Rousseff

Von Miguel Andrade, 15. September 2016

Die brasilianische Vereinigte Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei PSTU informierte am 6. Juli über eine Spaltung in ihrer Organisation. Diese Entwicklung ist Ausdruck einer tiefen Krise in der brasilianischen Pseudolinken.

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Perspective

Socialism vs. Capitalism and War
The SEP and IYSSE schedule November 5 antiwar conference in Detroit

15 September 2016

The purpose of the conference in Detroit is to politically mobilize workers and young people against the war policies of US and world imperialism, which threaten to escalate into a nuclear Third World War.

Earlier Perspectives »

25 years since the death of Bill Brust

A remembrance of veteran Trotskyist Bill Brust, twenty-five years after his death

By Fred Mazelis, 15 September 2016

Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of veteran Trotskyist Bill Brust, whose political struggle as a revolutionary socialist spanned 53 years.

The Life and Times of Bill Brust

By David North, 15 September 2016

This speech, originally delivered by David North at a memorial meeting in Minneapolis in 1991, reviews the life and political legacy of Bill Brust.

Commentary

Further considerations on the household income report: Poverty and inequality in America

By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2016

The Obama administration and the Democratic Party have seized on the latest Census Bureau report as support for their bogus claims of a genuine economic recovery.

Wage crisis for youth in US labor market

The 2008 crisis and the lessons of history

By Nick Beams, 15 September 2016

The ensuing eight years have shown that the financial crisis of 2008 was not a conjunctural downturn but a breakdown in the very foundations of the global capitalist economy.

US has spent nearly $5 trillion on wars since 9/11

By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2016

After the impeachment: Brazil’s pseudo lefts shift further rightward

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Online meeting with SEP presidential candidates to begin at 7:00 pm US Eastern Time

15 September 2016

The live stream of the meeting can be accessed here and on the SEP's Facebook page, fb.com/sepus.

West Virginia Supreme Court rules against independent petitioner

By Naomi Spencer—SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16, 15 September 2016

The ruling may disqualify seven other candidates across the state who petitioned to get onto the ballot.

Brooklyn workers and young people speak to Socialist Equality Party election campaign

By Sandy English, 14 September 2016

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

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

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Workers Struggles

For a counteroffensive against the auto bosses!
A socialist-internationalist strategy for Canadian Detroit Three workers

By Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 15 September 2016

To prevent Unifor from sabotaging their struggle, auto workers must build new organizations of struggle, democratically controlled by the rank-and-file.

Minnesota nurses strike at critical juncture

By our reporting team, 13 September 2016

SEP presidential candidate discusses elections with striking Minnesota nurses

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

The state of emergency in France and the intensification of the class struggle in Europe
PSG election meeting in Berlin-Wedding

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 14 September 2016

“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

Berlin state election 2016
Vote against war! Vote PSG!
Election manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party

Arts Review

Hell or High Water: A remarkable snapshot

By Charles Bogle, 14 September 2016

Miss Sharon Jones! Barbara Kopple’s documentary

By Kevin Martinez, 12 September 2016

Featured commentary

Fifteen years since the 9/11 attacks

By the WSWS editorial board, 12 September 2016


Below are 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

Book Review

Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

By Debra Watson, 13 September 2016

During the Great Depression of the 1930’s evictions in major American cities like Milwaukee were a fraction of what they are today. Meanwhile, in the US, post-2008 rental housing market rates continue to rise as working class incomes stagnate and even fall.

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