UN warns US-Saudi war threatens mass starvation in Yemen

By Bill Van Auken, 29 October 2016

After 18 months of bombardment, the catastrophe unfolding in the poorest nation in the Middle East constitutes a war crime of historic proportions.

US launches missile strikes against Yemen

US-backed Islamist rebels launch offensive in Syria

By Jordan Shilton, 29 October 2016

Continuing its grotesque double standards over human rights violations, the US media broadly welcomed an Islamist rebel offensive in Aleppo that included indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas.

Aleppo, Mosul and “war crimes”

The siege of Mosul and the crimes of US imperialism

20 October 2016

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In run-up to constitutional referendum
Italy: Another earthquake and an impending political crisis

By Marianne Arens, 29 October 2016

The latest earthquake has disrupted Matteo Renzi’s referendum campaign for December 4.

Violent police attack on anti-oil pipeline protest in North Dakota

By Zaida Green, 29 October 2016

Police officers in riot gear from five states were supported by National Guard troops and armored vehicles, arresting 141 protesters.

Private security forces attack Native American protesters with dogs, pepper spray

US mergers set new record in October

By Barry Grey, 29 October 2016

The extraordinary level of mergers and the scale of the combinations are expressions of economic stagnation and the growth of financial parasitism.

AT&T-Time Warner merger to expand corporate, state control of media

The gig economy: More than 160 million in US and EU rely on “independent work”

By Genevieve Leigh, 29 October 2016

Up to 162 million individuals in the US and the EU work as contractors.

Strikes end at Libbey Glass in Ohio and Jim Beam in Kentucky

By Shannon Jones, 29 October 2016

The strikes by glassmakers and distillery workers are part of a nationwide uptick in strike activity that reflects a growing spirit of resistance.

Report documents Canadian government’s abuse of immigrant and refugee children

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 29 October 2016

Under the ostensibly “refugee friendly” Trudeau government, the Canada Border Services Agency is continuing to incarcerate children in prison-like conditions in violation of international law.

Refugee deaths surge in the Mediterranean

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

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Ruling Venezuelan party cuts off recall petition drive, provoking protests

By Alexander Fangmann, 29 October 2016

The Maduro government has sidelined the opposition-controlled National Assembly, raising the danger of dictatorship as the country’s economy continues to collapse.

Australia: Murdoch columnist blames young people for inability to purchase homes

By Oscar Grenfell, 29 October 2016

The article, though written in a satirical tone, is part of a campaign against the supposed lifestyle indulgences of the younger generation.

Samoan car component plant to shut, eliminating 740 jobs

By John Braddock, 29 October 2016

Yazaki, with the assistance of the government and unions, has made millions from its 25-year exploitation of Samoan workers.

Mexican and US autoworkers face Ford plant shutdowns

New in Arabic

مؤتمر الخامس من شهر تشرين الثاني، تحت شعار رؤية الاشتراكية في مواجهة  الرأسمالية والحرب ، والسعي لبناء حركة جديدة مناهضة للحرب الإمبريالية.

Eric London و Joseph Kishore, 12 أكتوبر 2016

ستستضيف جامعة واين ،في مدينة دترويت في ولاية مشيغان،  مؤتمر مناهض للحرب، ينظمه حزب المساواة الاشتراكي، والحركة الدولية للشباب والطلبة المناضلين في سبيل االمساواة الاجتماعية تحت شعار " رؤية الاشتراكية في مواجهة الإمبريالية والحرب".

New in Russian

Выборы 2016 года и тупик политики «меньшего зла»

Патрик Мартин, 29 октября 2016 г.

Дональдм Трамп — миллиардер и демагог, стремящийся создать фундамент для фашистского движения в Соединенных Штатах; Хиллари Клинтон — представитель Уолл-Стрит и военно-разведывательного аппарата.

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¿Qué hay detrás de la campaña antirrusa en Estados Unidos?

Por Andre Damon, 29 octubre 2016

Las acusaciones contra el gobierno ruso de manipular las elecciones presidenciales en Estados Unidos se han vuelto un tema central en la campaña electoral.

Video de ejecuciones devela la violencia de escuadrones de la muerte en Perú

Por Cesar Uco, 29 octubre 2016

Policías uniformados peruanos asesinaron a sangre fría a dos civiles heridos en la ciudad norteña de Piura, profundizando la actual crisis en las fuerzas de seguridad del país.

Presidente colombiano recibe el Premio Nobel de la Paz por el rechazado acuerdo con las FARC

Por Andrea Lobo, 29 octubre 2016

El intento de aprovecharse del premio para promocionar la unidad nacional fracasó ante las divisiones reveladas por el inesperado rechazo del acuerdo en un referendo en el que solamente el 37 por ciento participó y el margen para la victoria del “no” fue de tan sólo 60,000 votos de los 13 millones de votantes.

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Alep, Mossoul et crimes de guerre

Par Bill Van Auken, 29 octobre 2016

Ceux qui dénoncent la Russie pour «crimes de guerre» à Alep ont perpétré durant les dernières décennies des atrocités qui dépassent de loin les événements qui se déroulent maintenant dans la ville syrienne assiégée.

Obamacare: Le voile tombe

Par Andre Damon, 29 octobre 2016

Lundi, le département de la Santé et des services sociaux des États-Unis a annoncé que les primes des régimes d’assurance maladie vendus sous l'Affordable Care Act (ACA) augmenteront en moyenne de 25 pour cent en 2017, augmentant de milliers de dollars les coûts d’assurance maladie pour des millions de travailleurs.

Bombardier annonce 7500 nouvelles mises à pied

Par Laurent Lafrance, 29 octobre 2016

Ces nouvelles coupes s’ajoutent à l'élimination de 2750 emplois en février et mai 2015, et 7000 en février 2016.

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 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

The FBI intervenes in the 2016 election

29 October 2016

The FBI’s announcement of new “investigative steps” related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, made only 11 days before the election, is both extraordinary and unprecedented.

Earlier Perspectives »

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

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP candidates hold successful meetings in run-up to November 5 anti-war conference

By our correspondents, 29 October 2016

Jerry White spoke before more than 100 students at San Diego State University, while Niles Niemuth addressed a meeting of nearly 40 at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Sri Lankan students and workers discuss US SEP’s election intervention

By our correspondents, 29 October 2016

SEP and IYSSE supporters are widely promoting the forthcoming Colombo public meeting to be addressed by US SEP presidential candidate Jerry White via the Internet.

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

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

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

Arts Review

American Pastoral: A film version of Philip Roth’s novel

By David Walsh, 29 October 2016

The film and novel follow the life and eventual terrible misfortune of Seymour “Swede” Levov, the son of a glove manufacturer in Newark, in the 1960s and 1970s.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 28 October 2016

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: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

29 October 2016

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

“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

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!

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of call to conference against war

Posted here is a translation into Arabic of “The November 5 conference, ‘Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,’ and the building of a new movement against imperialist war,” the October 12 Perspective on the WSWS.

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

Leaked documents detail how Wall Street bought the Clintons

By Patrick Martin, 28 October 2016

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

Clinton preparing a bipartisan government of austerity and war

More on the 2016 US elections »

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?

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

History

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

By Verena Nees, 28 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.

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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