Trump and Clinton brawl in the gutter

By Andre Damon, 13 October 2016

Long-suppressed social tensions in the United States are expressing themselves in an election campaign marked by increasingly violent recriminations by both candidates.

Trump escalates conflict with congressional Republicans

Leaked Clinton email admits Saudi, Qatari government funding of ISIS in Syria

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French President Hollande cancels Paris meeting with Russian President Putin

By Anthony Torres, 13 October 2016

The cancellation of the Russian President’s visit to France is part of a dangerous explosion of military tensions between NATO and Russia over Syria.

Washington threatens military intervention in Yemen following reported missile attacks on US warship

By Barry Grey, 13 October 2016

The missile incidents follow a savage bombing carried out last Saturday by Saudi war planes on a packed funeral hall in Sanaa, killing at least 140 civilians.

Yemeni war intensifies following Saudi bombing of funeral

German Chancellor Merkel backs oppressive Ethiopian regime

By Johannes Stern, 13 October 2016

Just two days prior to the chancellor’s arrival, the Ethiopian regime declared a six-month state of emergency in order to take even more brutal measures against widespread protests.

Military units established in UK state schools

By Liz Smith, 13 October 2016

The UK is the only European Union country to permit 16-year-olds to join the armed forces and start military training.

“It’s not a union anymore, it’s a business”
Canadian autoworkers react to Fiat Chrysler sellout

By our reporters, 13 October 2016

Canadian autoworkers reacted strongly to the announcement of a concession-laden deal Tuesday between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler.

Form rank-and-file committees to unite workers in the US and Canada
Vote “no” on the Unifor-FCA agreement!

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US death toll rises in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

By Nick Barrickman, 13 October 2016

As many as 38 people have died in the US and tens of thousands continue to be impacted in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which came ashore late last week.

The class issues exposed by Hurricane Matthew

Justice Department announces investigation into Alabama prisons as US prison strike continues

By Gary Joad, 13 October 2016

The investigation of prison conditions in Alabama coincides with the largest prison strike in US history, a protest action that is being virtually blacked out by the corporate media.

Nationwide strike continues by US and state prison labor

Sri Lankan plantation workers defy government to continue protests

By M. Thevarajah, 13 October 2016

Workers from many plantation estates are opposing a meagre pay rise and increased workloads.

Sri Lanka: Chauvinist response to large Tamil protest

Sri Lankan plantation workers’ struggle: Build action committees, fight for socialist policies

Australian tax department seeks to fast-track sackings

By Terry Cook, 13 October 2016

The changes are part of a sweeping overhaul of wages and conditions that the Liberal-National government is attempting to impose across the public service.

New in French

La conférence du 5 novembre, «Le socialisme contre le capitalisme et la guerre», et la construction d'un nouveau mouvement contre la guerre impérialiste

Par Eric London et Joseph Kishore, 13 octobre 2016

Malgré le danger extrême qui menace la population du monde, aucun mouvement ne s'oppose à la guerre impérialiste, à part le Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale.

Le Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste dénonce l'opposition à l'escalade de l'OTAN en Syrie

Par Alex Lantier, 13 octobre 2016

Il est impossible de distinguer l'agitation du NPA pour une intervention directe de l'OTAN en Syrie de la propagande de la CIA et des médias français.

Hollande annule sa rencontre avec Poutine sur Paris

Par Anthony Torres, 13 octobre 2016

L'annulation du voyage du président russe en France participe à une montée extrêmement dangereuse de tensions militaires entre l'OTAN et la Russie en Syrie.

Unifor empêche une grève des travailleurs canadiens de l'automobile contre Fiat-Chrysler

Par Roger Jordan, 13 octobre 2016

Unifor a annoncé juste avant minuit lundi avoir conclu un accord de concessions pourri avec Fiat-Chrysler sur le modèle du contrat dont il a récemment forcé l'adoption par ses membres chez GM.

New in German

Die Konferenz „Sozialismus versus Kapitalismus und Krieg“ am 5. November und der Aufbau einer neuen Bewegung gegen imperialistischen Krieg

Von Eric London und Joseph Kishore, 13. Oktober 2016

Auf der ganzen Welt drohen der Bevölkerung große Gefahren. Dennoch gibt es außerhalb des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale keine organisierte Bewegung gegen imperialistischen Krieg.

Bundesregierung weitet Kriegseinsatz im Nahen Osten aus

Von Johannes Stern, 13. Oktober 2016

Soldaten der Bundeswehr sollen künftig auch in sogenannten Awacs-Aufklärungsflugzeugen der NATO den Luftraum in Syrien überwachen.

Großbritannien und Frankreich bereiten militärische Eskalation in Syrien vor

Von Robert Stevens, 13. Oktober 2016

Das britische Unterhaus hat Russland in einer Sondersitzung Kriegsverbrechen in Syrien vorgeworfen. Denselben Vorwurf hatte zuvor der französische Präsident Hollande erhoben.

Der Arbeitskampf bei TUIfly und die Rolle der Gewerkschaften

Von Ulrich Rippert, 13. Oktober 2016

Die Belegschaft der Fluggesellschaft TUIfly leistet erbitterten Widerstand gegen einen Konzernumbau, der mit umfangreichen Stellenstreichungen und Lohnsenkungen verbunden ist.

Trumps Konflikt mit Republikanischer Kongressfraktion verschärft sich

Von Patrick Martin, 13. Oktober 2016

Der Republikanische Kandidat für die Präsidentschaftswahlen in den USA verlegt sich mehr und mehr auf den Aufbau einer außerparlamentarischen faschistischen Bewegung für die Zeit nach der Wahl am 8. November.

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Perspective

Haiti’s hurricane devastation: A tragedy rooted in capitalist oppression

13 October 2016

Nearly seven years after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010, Hurricane Matthew has again exposed the historic oppression of the Haitian masses.

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November 5 Antiwar Conference

The November 5 conference, “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,” and the building of a new movement against imperialist war

By Eric London and Joseph Kishore, 12 October 2016

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

Commentary

The International Socialist Organization and the Chicago teachers contract betrayal

By Marcus Day, 13 October 2016

The ISO-led Chicago Teachers Union is doing everything in its power to force its second concessions contract in four years onto angry and defiant teachers.

The Bellingcat research collective: War propaganda masquerading as “citizen journalism”

By Steve James, 13 October 2016

Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins is employed by the Atlantic Council, a leading US geopolitical strategy think tank.

France’s New Anticapitalist Party denounces opposition to NATO escalation in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 12 October 2016

Syria and the pro-imperialist pseudo-left

Britain and France prepare military escalation in Syria

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Chomsky in Chicago: The thin gruel of lesser-evil politics

By Marcus Day and George Gallanis, 12 October 2016

Brazil’s Temer government pushing labor, pension “reforms”

Philippine President Duterte tilts toward China

Notes on police violence
US police kill thirty people in ten days

Billionaires back Black Lives Matter

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns in New Orleans

By our reporter, 12 October 2016

SEP vice presidential candidate Niemuth discusses war, 2016 elections, with students in Detroit

By a reporting team, 11 October 2016

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

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

Workers Struggles

Minnesota nurses’ union seeks to ram through concessions contract

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 12 October 2016

“This is everyone’s fight”
After rejection of contract at Allina, Minnesota nurses call for expanded struggle

Chicago teachers denounce contract sellout

By Kristina Betinis, 12 October 2016

Striking Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians and supporters speak out

Harvard dining hall workers continue strike

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2016—Part 6
Marija, Past Life, Ember: Facing life, in different ways

By David Walsh, 12 October 2016

Toronto International Film Festival 2016
An interview with Michael Koch, director of Marija

By David Walsh, 12 October 2016

Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World
Exploring the origins and impact of the Internet

By Kevin Reed, 8 October 2016

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting in India discusses war and the fight for socialism

By our correspondent, 10 October 2016

Greetings to Chennai meeting from SEP (Sri Lanka) general secretary

By Wije Dias, 10 October 2016

IYSSE

Oppose imperialist war against China and Russia
Join and Build the IYSSE at University of Melbourne!

By IYSSE (Australia), 10 October 2016

The IYSSE will hold its Inaugural General Meeting at University of Melbourne on October 13 at 1pm.

Book Review

Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Radical on the Eve of Revolution, by Kenneth D. Ackerman

By Linda Tenenbaum, 8 October 2016

Trotsky in New York, 1917 focuses on a remarkable period in the life of one of the greatest political figures in modern history.

Online Interview with David North

Large audience for interview with David North, author of A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016

By our reporter, 29 September 2016

25 years ago: Clarence Thomas confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

On October 15, 1991, the US Senate voted narrowly to confirm Clarence Thomas as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, after three days of nationally televised hearings on charges that he sexually harassed female employees.

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50 years ago: Black Panther Party formed in Oakland, California

On October 15, 1966, in Oakland, California, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale formed the Black Panther Party, with a founding “Ten Point Program” focused on a series of black nationalist demands.

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75 years ago: US Communist Party supports ban on war-time strikes

On October 10, 1941 the American Communist Party (CPUSA) announced its support for a no-strike policy, following agreements between the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt and the Kremlin bureaucracy.

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100 years ago: Oil workers strike in New Jersey

On October 11, 1916, clashes broke out between striking workers and police in Bayonne, New Jersey.

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