Leaked documents detail how Wall Street bought the Clintons

By Patrick Martin, 28 October 2016

Memos released this week by WikiLeaks document how Bill and Hillary Clinton milked their corporate paymasters to accumulate a fortune of $150 million.

Clinton: “I love having the support of real billionaires”

By a reporter, 28 October 2016

Clinton preparing a bipartisan government of austerity and war

The 2016 elections and the dead-end of “lesser evil” politics

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“They are picking on the most vulnerable sections of society”
Blue Cross retirees stage picket over health care cuts

By Shannon Jones, 28 October 2016

Scores of retirees protested in downtown Detroit Thursday to oppose management's attempts to slash their health care benefits.

Mexican and US autoworkers face Ford plant shutdowns

By Marc Wells, 28 October 2016

Ford is suspending production in the US and Mexico in the face of declining sales.

Layoffs hit US auto industry as sales slow

German welfare recipients threatened with fines of up to €5,000

By Anna Rombach, 28 October 2016

According to tightened state regulations regarding Germany’s Hartz IV welfare benefits, the unemployed now have to deal with drastic penalties if their applications are incomplete.

Hungary: Right-wing commemoration of 60th anniversary of workers’ uprising

By Markus Salzmann, 28 October 2016

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising with a nationalist tirade against immigrants.

Report says New Zealand SAS is fighting in Iraq

By Tom Peters, 28 October 2016

The New Zealand government denied a report that the NZSAS is involved in combat operations in northern Iraq, but admitted that the elite fighting unit has visited the country.

Queensland university case shows divisive agenda behind Australian “racial discrimination” law

By Mike Head, 28 October 2016

As universities have suffered punishing cuts, there has been a growth of facilities reserved for particular groups of students, defined in terms of race, gender or sexual preference.

Major safety questions emerge after fatal accident at Australia's Dreamworld theme park

By Oscar Grenfell, 28 October 2016

Despite the many revelations that have emerged since the theme park disaster, Arden Leisure continues to insist that there was nothing wrong with its safety procedures.

Australia: Maitland residents oppose privatisation of regional hospital

By John Roberts, 28 October 2016

The protest was another attempt by the unions to divert mounting anger over the attacks on public health into appeals to the government and the promotion of illusions in Labor.

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Канцлер Германии Ангела Меркель поддерживает деспотический эфиопский режим

Иоганнес Штерн, 28 октября 2016 г.

Официальная пропаганда не может скрыть тот факт, что германский правящий класс преследует свои экономические и геостратегические интересы в Африке, богатой природными ресурсами.

100 лет назад: Фридрих Адлер убивает австрийского премьер-министра

28 октября 2016 г.

21 октября 1916 года Фридрих Адлер, один из лидеров Социал-демократической партии Австрии, убил премьер-министра страны Карла фон Штюргка, совершив политически реакционный акт терроризма.

New in Turkish

ABD’nin “Asya’ya dönüş”ü kargaşa içinde

Peter Symonds, 28 Ekim 2016

ABD’deki, başkanlık seçimlerinin bayağı ve itibarsızlaşmış görüntüsü ve bir sonraki yönetimin dış politikası konusunda bir açıklığın olmamasıyla örneklenen derin siyasi kriz işaretleri, Asya Pasifik’teki egemen seçkinler arasındaki kaygıları yalnızca arttırmıştır.

Musul saldırısında sivil ölü sayısı artıyor

Bill Van Auken, 28 Ekim 2016

Şimdiden, IŞİD tarafından öldürülme riski altında Musul’dan kaçan Sünni sivillerin, kaçar kaçmaz Irak güvenlik güçleri tarafından hapsedildikleri ve kendilerine gaddarca davranıldığı yönünde haberler söz konusu.

New in French

Les tensions montent entre les États-Unis et la Russie sur l’Europe de l’Est et la Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 28 octobre 2016

Les pays de l’OTAN en reunion à Bruxelles ont promis de déployer des troupes et armements lourds à la frontière russe dans la plus grande mobilisation militaire depuis le pic de la guerre froide

La crise de l’UE s’accentue avec l’échec de l’accord commercial avec le Canada

Par Jordan Shilton, 28 octobre 2016

Que l’accord soit finalement ratifié ou non, les conflits au sujet de l' AECG ont de nouveau dévoilé au grand jour l’état avancé de décomposition de l’Union européenne.

New in German

USA und Russland: Wachsende Spannungen über Osteuropa und Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 28. Oktober 2016

Beim Treffen der Nato in Brüssel haben die Mitglieder versprochen, Truppen und schwere Waffen an Russlands Grenze zu stationieren. Das ist der größte militärische Aufmarsch seit dem Höhepunkt des Kalten Kriegs.

Italien vor Matteo Renzis Referendum
Ein Erdbeben und ein drohendes politisches Beben

Von Marianne Arens, 28. Oktober 2016

Wegen dem jüngsten Erdbeben hat Matteo Renzi seine Kampagne fürs Referendum vom 4. Dezember unterbrochen. Doch eine Niederlage im Referendum könnte ein größeres politisches Beben in der ganzen EU hervorrufen.

Konflikte über Ceta vertiefen Krise der EU

Von Jordan Shilton, 28. Oktober 2016

Unabhängig davon, ob das Abkommen schließlich doch noch geschlossen wird, haben die Konflikte um Ceta wieder einmal die weit fortgeschrittene Auflösung der EU gezeigt.

Clinton bereitet parteiübergreifende Regierung für Sparmaßnahmen und Krieg vor

Von Barry Grey, 28. Oktober 2016

Clinton versucht, eine Art große Koalition zwischen der Demokratischen Partei und der Republikanischen Parteiführung aufzubauen.

Streik bei Eurowings legt innerdeutsche Flüge lahm

Von Dietmar Henning, 28. Oktober 2016

Die aktuelle Auseinandersetzung ist eine Reaktion auf die Lufthansa-Strategie, die Entgelte und Arbeitsbedingungen aller 120.000 Lufthansa-Beschäftigten auf das Niveau der Billigtochter Eurowings zu drücken.

Scottish National Party strebt zweites Referendum über Unabhängigkeit an

Von Steve James, 28. Oktober 2016

Für die Scottish National Party dient die Drohung mit einem neuen Referendum dazu, Zugeständnisse aus London zu erhalten.

Schweden hält am Haftbefehl gegen Assange fest

Von Paul Mitchell, 28. Oktober 2016

Die Entscheidung, den Haftbefehl gegen Assange aufrecht zu erhalten und ihn darüber einzuschüchtern, fand vor dem Hintergrund der jüngsten WikiLeaks-Enthüllungen zu den US-Wahlen statt.

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Perspective

Aleppo, Mosul and “war crimes”

28 October 2016

Those denouncing Russia for “war crimes” in Aleppo have carried out atrocities over the course of the past three quarters of a century that vastly eclipse the events in the embattled Syrian city.

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Mehring Books

Philosophy and Politics in an Age of War and Revolution
A lecture delivered at the Goethe University in Frankfurt

By David North, 25 October 2016

This lecture by World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North was delivered in German on October 22 at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. North spoke at the invitation of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.

Hundreds attend lecture by David North in Frankfurt, Germany

By our correspondents, 25 October 2016

November 5 Antiwar Conference

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

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

History

Berlin exhibition—“Mass Shootings: The Holocaust from the Baltic to the Black Sea 1941-1944”

By Verena Nees, 28 October 2016

A small, but nonetheless very significant exhibition is currently on display at the Berlin Documentation Centre.

Arts Review

Certain Women: A certain anger at America’s coldness, loneliness …
… And Christopher Guest’s Mascots

By Joanne Laurier, 28 October 2016

American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women consists of three vignettes adapted from short stories by Maile Meloy, dealing with emotional malnourishment and disaffection.

Michael Moore in TrumpLand grovels in praise of Hillary Clinton

Nick Hedges’s photographs reveal what Britain’s slums were like in the 1960s and 1970s

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

28 October 2016

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

SAG-AFTRA picketers discuss strike, US elections

Musicians speak out at concert to support Pittsburgh Symphony strike

Mobilize the working class to defend public education
Vote “no” on the CPS-CTU concessions contract!

Commentary

Obamacare: The reality hits home

By Andre Damon, 27 October 2016

Two weeks before the US election
Government announces huge Obamacare premium rises for 2017

US-Russian war tensions mount over Eastern Europe and Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 27 October 2016

What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US?

Refugee deaths surge in the Mediterranean

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 27 October 2016

French police launch demolition of “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais

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Thomas Piketty in Sydney: Data on social inequality, but no solution

By Nick Beams, 26 October 2016

Social inequality and the fight against capitalism

Following meeting, leading Black Lives Matter activist endorses Clinton

By Gabriel Black, 25 October 2016

Book Review

Making the case for war in Eastern Europe
Robert D. Kaplan’s In Europe’s Shadow

By Clara Weiss, 26 October 2016

The latest book by Robert D. Kaplan advocates transforming Romania into a military staging ground for US imperialism and preparing for all-out war against Russia.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP presidential candidate speaks in Toronto on struggle against war

By Dylan Lubao, 25 October 2016

SEP presidential candidate speaks to Ford workers in Toronto

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate denounces US escalation of Iraq War

By Jerry White, 19 October 2016

War and the 2016 US elections: SEP candidates launch final election tour

20 October 2016

US SEP presidential candidate Jerry White to address Sri Lankan public meeting via Internet

21 October 2016

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

25 years ago: Strike wave challenges Mitterrand regime in France

This week in 1991 saw a growing strike wave shake the right-wing social democratic regime of President François Mitterrand and Prime Minister Edith Cresson.

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50 year ago: Manila conference on Vietnam War

On October 24, 1966, talks opened in Manila between the United States, the puppet regime in Saigon and the five other countries participating in the imperialist intervention in Vietnam.

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75 years ago: US miners fight for union shop

On October 25, 1941 the United Mine Workers resumed its strike to obtain a union shop agreement for 53,000 US coal miners who worked in “captive mines.”

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100 years ago: Australian government moves to introduce military conscription

On October 28, 1916, Australia held its first, non-binding plebiscite under the Military Service Referendum Act 1916, on the question of the government’s power to conscript citizens to fight in the war overseas.

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History

The autocratic record of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

By Tom Peters, 20 October 2016

1937: When Canadian and US autoworkers fought together

By Roger Jordan, 20 October 2016

IYSSE

Scholarship, not war propaganda!

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2016

Australian IYSSE holds Inaugural General Meeting at the University of Melbourne

By the IYSSE (Australia), 15 October 2016