Deadly floods in North Carolina overwhelmingly affect state’s poorest residents

By Shelley Connor, 15 October 2016

A slowly unwinding catastrophe is ravaging the US state of North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, killing at least 24 people and leaving thousands homeless.

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

Citigroup chose Obama’s 2008 cabinet, WikiLeaks document reveals

By Tom Eley, 15 October 2016

The email listing Citigroup’s personnel choices for cabinet posts came three days after the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was signed into law.

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

Secret Clinton speeches and emails reveal systematic corruption

Western foreign ministers to meet in London to discuss Syria intervention

By Robert Stevens, 15 October 2016

The efforts by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to assemble a “coalition of the willing” behind military action in Syria is being led by the Labour Party.

German government expands military operations in the Middle East

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German think tank warns of growing nuclear war danger

By Peter Schwarz, 15 October 2016

A recent study by a German think tank leads to the conclusion that the risk for the present generation of dying in a violent atomic death is alarmingly high.

Are German authorities covering up for the death of Jaber al-Bakr?

By Ulrich Rippert, 15 October 2016

The 22-year-old Syrian terrorist suspect was found dead in his cell on Wednesday evening.

Podemos prepares to become the official bourgeois opposition in Spain

By Alejandro López, 15 October 2016

As the social democrats openly back the formation of a right-wing government, Podemos is signalling that it is also prepared to implement drastic austerity.

Spanish Socialist Party coup exposes Podemos

“How can you have a fair election if you don’t have the full information?”
Windsor Fiat Chrysler workers denounce Unifor sellout deal

By a reporting team, 15 October 2016

A Word Socialist Web Site Newsletter reporting team encountered strong opposition to the tentative contract deal between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler, based on the scant details released by the union.

Fiat-Chrysler workers must demand to see Unifor-FCA sellout deal in full

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Food safety concerns as Harvard dining workers’ strike enters second week

By Mike Ingram, 15 October 2016

The ongoing strike by Harvard dining workers has led to concerns over food safety amid reports of under-cooked food being served to students.

Tamil People’s Council provides political cover for pro-US Sri Lankan regime

By Athiyan Silva, 15 October 2016

The TPC's defense of the Tamil National Alliance as it orients to the US-backed regime in Colombo is the product of the bankruptcy of the Tamil nationalist perspective.

Sri Lanka: Chauvinist response to large Tamil protest

Australian government seeks to gag top legal official

By Mike Head, 15 October 2016

By silencing the solicitor-general, the government is seeking to free itself of any constitutional or legal constraint.

Healthcare costs a growing barrier to treatment for Australians

By Michelle Stevens, 15 October 2016

Almost half those suffering some chronic health conditions are skipping treatment because of “out of pocket” costs.

New in Russian

Шимон Перес (1923-2016)

Патрик Мартин, 15 октября 2016 г.

Официальные похороны Шимона Переса, бывшего президента и премьер-министра Израиля, побудили лидеров всего мира воскурить фимиам не столько его личности, сколько хищническому, захватническому и милитаристскому государству Израиль, созданию которого Перес посвятил так много сил.

New in Turkish

Türkiye ve Rusya boru hattı anlaşmasını onayladı

Peter Schwarz, 15 Ekim 2016

Vladimir Putin ve Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Suriye çatışmasını ele aldı ve uzun süredir planlanan Türk Akımı petrol boru hattı inşası anlaşmasını onayladı.

ABD ve Kanada’daki işçilerin birliği için taban komiteleri kurun
Unifor sendikası-FCA anlaşmasına hayır oyu verin!

Carl Bronski, 15 Ekim 2016

Unifor sendikası, toplu sözleşmenin oylamasının önümüzdeki hafta başlayacağını duyurdu ve otomotiv işçileri arasındaki yaygın muhalefet karşısında anlaşmayı kabul ettirmek için elinden geleni yapıyor.

Yemen savaşı Suudilerin cenazeyi bombalamasının ardından şiddetleniyor

Peter Symonds, 15 Ekim 2016

Suudi savaş uçaklarının canice saldırılarıyla, hınca hınç dolu bir cenaze salonunu bombalayıp en az 140 sivili öldürmelerinin ve 500’den fazla kişiyi de yaralamalarının ardından, Yemen’deki çatışma tırmanıyor.

New in French

Les États-Unis lancent des frappes de missiles contre le Yémen

Par Bill Van Auken, 15 octobre 2016

Sans aucun débat, le peuple américain est entraîné dans une guerre toujours plus large aux conséquences catastrophiques.

Lisée prend la tête du Parti québécois en jouant la carte identitaire

Par Laurent Lafrance, 15 octobre 2016

Jean-François Lisée a gagné la direction du PQ après une campagne axée sur le chauvinisme québécois et les questions identitaires.

New in German

USA greifen Jemen mit Raketen an

Von Bill Van Auken, 15. Oktober 2016

Die amerikanische Bevölkerung wird ungefragt in einen weiteren Krieg mit möglicherweise katastrophalen Folgen hineingezogen.

Donald Trumps Wahlkampf geht in eine faschistische Richtung

Von Patrick Martin, 15. Oktober 2016

Die Rede des republikanischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten Donald Trump am Donnerstag in Florida war das Manifest für eine faschistische Bewegung, die aus seinem Wahlkampf hervorgehen soll.

„Philosophie und Politik in Zeiten von Krieg und Revolution“
IYSSE wirbt für Veranstaltung mit David North

Von Marianne Arens, 15. Oktober 2016

Die Veranstaltung zum neuen Buch von David North stößt an der Universität Frankfurt auf großes Interesse, weil sie die Kritik an der Frankfurter Schule mit dem Kampf gegen die Kriegsgefahr verbindet.

Spannungen zwischen Polen und Frankreich nach geplatztem Rüstungsdeal

Von Clara Weiss, 15. Oktober 2016

Nach der Kündigung eines Hubschrauberdeals mit Airbus durch Polen, sagte der französische Präsident François Hollande einen für den 13. Oktober geplanten Besuch in Warschau ab.

Akte Rosenburg: Das Bundesjustizministerium war ein Hort ehemaliger Nazis

Von Verena Nees, 15. Oktober 2016

Die Führungsebene des Bundesjustizministeriums bestand 1957 zu 77 Prozent aus ehemaligen NSDAP-Mitgliedern. Das geht aus dem Abschlussbericht einer Unabhängigen Wissenschaftlichen Kommission hervor.

Die Neue Antikapitalistische Partei verurteilt Opposition gegen die NATO-Eskalation in Syrien

Von Alex Lantier, 15. Oktober 2016

Das Trommeln der Neuen Antikapitalistischen Partei (NPA) Frankreichs für eine direkte NATO-Intervention in Syrien gegen Russland unterscheidet sich nicht von der Kriegspropaganda der CIA und der kapitalistischen Presse Frankreichs.

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Perspective

The great diversion: Democrats focus on sex scandal as conflict with Russia escalates

15 October 2016

Behind the scandal-mongering that dominates the presidential election campaign, the United States is weighing a major military escalation against Syria and Russia.

Earlier Perspectives »

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

Book Review

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: The dystopian vision of racial politics

By Tom Eley and David Walsh, 15 October 2016

With the publication last year of African-American journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, the political and media establishment quickly declared the author to be one of the country’s leading commentators on race.

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

By Linda Tenenbaum, 8 October 2016

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

Vote “No” on FCA-Unifor sellout deal
Build rank-and-file committees to resist company-union concessions

By Roger Jordan, 15 October 2016

If the latest concessions deal is to be defeated, everything depends on the independent initiative of FCA workers.

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

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

15 October 2016

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

Minnesota nurses’ union claims contract ratification amidst opposition

By Matt Rigel and Anthony Bertolt, 14 October 2016

The International Socialist Organization and the Chicago teachers contract betrayal

IYSSE

Australian IYSSE holds Inaugural General Meeting at the University of Melbourne

By the IYSSE (Australia), 15 October 2016

The meeting was the culmination of a two-and-a-half year fight to establish an IYSSE club at the university.

Arts Review

The Dressmaker, The Girl on the Train: The “return of the native” and other issues

By Joanne Laurier, 15 October 2016

In The Dressmaker, the art of beautifying the human body is the weapon of choice to vanquish intolerance and ignorance. The Girl on the Train is a murder mystery centered around a New York City suburb.

Polish film and theatre director Andrzej Wajda dead at 90

By Dorota Niemitz and Stefan Steinberg, 14 October 2016

Commentary

US launches missile strikes against Yemen

By Bill Van Auken, 14 October 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign takes a fascistic turn

By Patrick Martin, 14 October 2016

Trump and Clinton brawl in the gutter

More on the US elections »

Indian Stalinists aid BJP’s bellicose anti-Pakistan campaign

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 14 October 2016

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

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

Science

Rosetta spacecraft completes mission with crash landing into comet

By Bryan Dyne, 14 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

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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