In secret Goldman Sachs speeches, Clinton explains why the rich should rule

By Tom Carter, 17 October 2016

Hillary Clinton’s lavishly paid speeches to gatherings of Wall Street multi-millionaires reveal why she is the favored candidate of the corporate and financial elite.

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

Citigroup chose Obama’s 2008 cabinet, WikiLeaks document reveals

Secret Clinton speeches and emails reveal systematic corruption

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US steps up anti-Russian rhetoric over Syria as EU foreign ministers meet

By Robert Stevens, 17 October 2016

The US, UK and France are seeking to impose additional sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Syria.

Western foreign ministers to meet in London to discuss Syria intervention

German government expands military operations in the Middle East

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US escalating covert war in Somalia

By Jordan Shilton, 17 October 2016

The secret dispatch of US troops to Somalia demonstrates that the Obama administration has dragged the American people into another war without even a semblance of public debate.

Unifor rams through another sellout deal at Fiat-Chrysler

By Carl Bronski, 17 October 2016

The large “no” vote for a concessionary agreement Unifor is touting as the best in years indicates mounting opposition not just to its terms, but to the pro-company Unifor.

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

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

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Nearly half of all “millennials” lack even $1 of retirement savings

By Genevieve Leigh, 17 October 2016

A recent study conducted by the Black Youth Project at University of Chicago reveals the precarious financial situation for the layer of the population 18 to 30 years old.

Six-week-old baby girl dies in Brooklyn elevator tragedy

By Philip Guelpa, 17 October 2016

Chronically poor maintenance by the private landlord, facilitated by the city, creates dangerous and deadly conditions for working class tenants.

France creates National Guard targeting the working class

By Anthony Torres, 17 October 2016

Adopting a neo-fascist proposal to create a National Guard, the Socialist Party is preparing for large-scale military operations inside France itself.

Tensions rise between Poland and France after failed arms deal

By Clara Weiss, 17 October 2016

Relations between France and Poland have worsened substantially after the Polish government pulled out of an arms deal with Airbus that had been planned for years.

The Rosenburg Files: Germany’s justice ministry was a stronghold of former Nazis

By Verena Nees, 17 October 2016

A recently published report shows that the senior levels of the federal justice ministry in 1957 comprised 77 percent former Nazi Party members.

UK: Self-employed face poverty wages and financial insecurity

By Thomas Scripps, 17 October 2016

Self-employed individuals work two hours a week longer than employees, with more than one in 10 working 60 hours a week or more.

Thai military consolidates power as royal succession delayed

By Peter Symonds, 17 October 2016

Prem Tinsulanonda, a former head of the army and prime minister, has been appointed regent, with the full powers of the king, for an indeterminate period.

Australian government hails New Zealand’s brutal welfare system

By Tom Peters, 17 October 2016

Australia’s government is seeking to emulate policies that have pushed tens of thousands of people off welfare.

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Con escándalos sexuales el Partido Demócrata busca distraer al pueblo del conflicto con Rusia

Por Andre Damon, 17 octubre 2016

Mientras que la obsesión con escándalos sexuales domina la campaña presidencial, Estados Unidos acelera los preparativos de guerra contra Siria y Rusia.

Trotsky en Nueva York, 1917: Un radical en la víspera de la Revolución, por Kenneth D. Ackerman

Por Linda Tenenbaum, 17 octubre 2016

Trotsky en Nueva York, 1917, cuenta de un interesantísimo e importante periodo en la vida de una de las personas política más importantes de la historia moderna.

La devastación del huracán en Haití: Una tragedia enraizada en la opresión capitalista

Por Bill Van Auken, 17 octubre 2016

Casi siete años después del catastrófico terremoto del 2010, el huracán Matthew nuevamente devela la opresión histórica de las masas haitianas.

El escándalo de Trump y las vulgares elecciones estadounidenses

Por Patrick Martin, 17 octubre 2016

El estado ya degradado de la política estadounidense toco fondo la semana pasada.

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La grande diversion : Les démocrates se concentrent sur le scandale sexuel alors que le conflit avec la Russie s’intensifie

Par Andre Damon, 17 octobre 2016

Derrière la médisance qui domine la campagne électorale présidentielle, les États-Unis étudient une escalade militaire contre la Syrie et la Russie.

La Garde nationale créée par Hollande vise la classe ouvrière

Par Anthony Torres, 17 octobre 2016

En reprenant à son compte la proposition du FN de créer une Garde nationale,le PS se prépare à des opérations militaires de grande envergure à l'intérieur de la France.

Un groupe de réflexion allemand met en garde contre le risque croissant d’une guerre nucléaire

Par Peter Schwarz, 17 octobre 2016

Une étude récente menée par un groupe de réflexion allemand conduit à la conclusion que le risque pour la génération actuelle de mourir dans une conflagration atomique est alarmant.

Chomsky à Chicago: la pauvreté de l’argument du «moindre mal»

Par Marcus Day et George Gallanis, 17 octobre 2016

Lors d’une conférence récente à Chicago, Noam Chomsky a suggéré que la poussée mondiale vers la guerre pouvait être combattue en appuyant le «moindre mal» aux élections américaines.

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Perspective

The US-directed assault on Mosul and imperialist hypocrisy

17 October 2016

In both Syria and Iraq, US objectives are the same: asserting its dominance over the key oil-producing region of the world.

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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 ISO and the New America think tank denounce opposition to the war in Syria

By Eric London, 17 October 2016

The ISO last week published an interview on its Socialist Worker web site with a journalist linked to the New America think tank who advocates an escalation of the US military intervention in Syria.

Fed Chair Yellen speaks in Boston: An admission of perplexity and impotence

By Nick Beams, 17 October 2016

A conference convened by the Boston Federal Reserve revealed that neither the Fed nor bourgeois economics in general has an answer to the stagnation of the US and global economy.

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

By Shelley Connor, 15 October 2016

German think tank warns of growing nuclear war danger

By Peter Schwarz, 15 October 2016

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

Podemos prepares to become the official bourgeois opposition in Spain

Donald Trump’s campaign takes a fascistic turn

Indian Stalinists aid BJP’s bellicose anti-Pakistan campaign

US launches missile strikes against Yemen

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

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

25 years ago: Former Ku Klux Klan leader wins large vote in Louisiana primaries

October 19, 1991, ex-Ku Klux Klansman David Duke finished second in a primary election for governor of Louisiana, winning a place in the November 16 runoff.

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50 year ago: GE workers strike military plants

On October 17, 1966, members of three national unions struck five General Electric plants, after their local contracts expired without agreements.

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75 years ago: Japan forms war cabinet

On October 17, 1941 the third cabinet of Prince Konoye collapsed after negotiations between Japan and the United States failed to reach any compromise over conflicting imperialist interests in Asia and the Pacific.

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100 years ago: Friedrich Adler assassinates Austrian Prime Minister

On October 21, 1916, Friedrich Adler, a leader of the Social Democratic Party of Austria, assassinated Prime Minister Karl von Stürgkh in a politically bankrupt act of terrorism.

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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

Workers Struggles

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

By Mike Ingram, 15 October 2016

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

By Roger Jordan, 15 October 2016

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

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

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

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

Polish film and theatre director Andrzej Wajda dead at 90

By Dorota Niemitz and Stefan Steinberg, 14 October 2016

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