NATO announces largest troop deployments against Russia since Cold War

By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2016

On the eve of the US election, NATO officials announced plans to place hundreds of thousands of troops on alert for military action against Russia.

New York Times promotes war hysteria over Estonia

FBI concludes extended probe into Clinton emails

By Patrick Martin, 8 November 2016

The ending of the investigation was made public only nine days after the shock announcement that the probe had been resumed, which dealt a blow to the Clinton presidential campaign.

Obama makes election eve appeal to students and workers at University of Michigan

By Shannon Jones, 8 November 2016

Divisions mount in UK military over US presidential race

By Robert Stevens, 8 November 2016

Among Britain’s ruling elite there is grave concern for the future of Europe over the outcome of an election being contested by the two most unpopular candidates in US history.

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To boost Clinton, unions shut down Philadelphia transit strike

By Alan Whyte, 8 November 2016

The Transport Workers Union ended the six-day shutdown of the Philadelphia transit system Monday morning in order to bolster Clinton’s electoral prospects in the pivotal state of Pennsylvania.

Canada: Unifor scuttles strike at Integram Seating plant in matter of hours

By Carl Bronski, 8 November 2016

Fearful that the Integram strike would cut into the profits of the Detroit Three and galvanize opposition to the low-wage two-tier system, Unifor went into overdrive to shut it down.

Auto parts workers launch strike at Integram facility in Windsor, Ontario

Reject Ford Canada-Unifor sellout agreement
For a counteroffensive of North American autoworkers against wage and job cuts

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Rolling Stone, journalist found responsible for defamation in University of Virginia rape story

By David Walsh, 8 November 2016

“A Rape on Campus” was a lengthy and sensationalistic piece, focused on the alleged horrific assault of a then-18-year-old female student, “Jackie,” at a fraternity house in September 2012.

Deporter-in-Chief: The legacy of Obama

By Genevieve Leigh and Toby Reese, 8 November 2016

Over the past six years, the United States and Mexico have apprehended nearly 1 million refugees fleeing to the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

After state crackdown, Turkey’s HDP halts its parliamentary activities

By Halil Celik, 8 November 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP party are moving towards an authoritarian presidential system.

Turkish government moves to crush Kurdish parliamentary HDP party

Red-red-green coalition in Germany emerges as staunch defender of European Union

By Verena Nees, 8 November 2016

The SPD, Left Party and Greens are not defending the EU because they hold illusions in its reformability, but because they share the same political interests.

Indo-Pakistan tensions escalate

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 8 November 2016

The ongoing clashes along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan highlight the dangerous standoff that has brought the nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war.

Beijing bars two Hong Kong legislators from taking their seats

By Peter Symonds, 8 November 2016

The Chinese regime fears that advocacy of independence for Hong Kong will fuel separatist movements in other parts of the country including Tibet and Xinjiang.

Australia: Rally against Shellharbour hospital privatisation

By our reporters, 8 November 2016

The trade unions that organised the protest promoted the fraud that Labor would defend the hospital and public health care.

Newfoundland pushes ahead with Muskrat Falls project amid mass protests

By Janet Browning, 8 November 2016

The government is intent on making the population pay for the environmentally destructive, highly speculative dam project through electricity-rate hikes and social spending cuts.

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ABD destekli Kürt milisler Rakka’ya yönelik saldırıyı duyurdu

James Cogan, 8 Kasım 2016

Pazar günü, ABD’nin silahlandırdığı ve büyük ölçüde Kürt milislerden oluşan bir grup olan Suriye Demokratik Güçleri (SDG), Rakka’yı IŞİD’den geri alma yönünde “büyük bir savaş” başlamış olduğunu duyurmak üzere bir basın toplantısı düzenledi.

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Elecciones estadounidenses exponen la alienación de las masas del sistema bipartidista

Por Patrick Martin, 8 noviembre 2016

Según una nueva encuesta del New York Times y CBS, por un margen de seis a uno, los votantes estadounidenses ven con repugnancia “la elección” entre Clinton y Trump.

Expresidente salvadoreño es arrestado en medio de crisis económica del Estado

Por Andrea Lobo, 8 noviembre 2016

Los casos recientes de corrupción de altos funcionarios en la región están siendo utilizados por Washington para disciplinar a sus regímenes clientelares e imponer mayores recortes sociales.

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Am Vorabend der US-Wahlen 2016

Von Patrick Martin, 8. November 2016

Während sich die Wahlkampfperiode 2016 dem Ende zuneigt, durchdringt eine Atmosphäre von Krise und Versagen das gesamte politische System.

Kurdische Milizen kündigen Angriff auf IS-Hauptstadt in Syrien an

Von James Cogan, 8. November 2016

Die Ankündigung ist weitgehend rhetorisch und soll wohl vor allem die Demokratische Präsidentschaftskandidatin Hillary Clinton unterstützen.

Türkische Regierung will die kurdische HDP zerschlagen

Von Alex Lantier, 8. November 2016

Nach dem gescheiterten Putschversuch im Juli wird die Türkei mithilfe des Notstands in eine Präsidialdiktatur verwandelt.

Große Resonanz auf Antikriegskonferenz in Detroit

Von Kate Randall, 8. November 2016

Auf der Konferenz „Sozialismus versus Kapitalismus und Krieg“ wurde eine Strategie zum Aufbau einer neuen Antikriegsbewegung skizziert. Eine solche Bewegung muss sich auf eine internationale sozialistische Perspektive stützen und die beiden Kriegsparteien des Großkapitals bekämpfen.

Hamburger AStA protestiert gegen Humboldt-Professor Jörg Baberowski

Von Johannes Stern, 8. November 2016

Die Proteste gegen den rechtslastigen Professor Jörg Baberowski an deutschen Universitäten weiten sich aus.

Putin kritisiert USA und bittet um einen Kurswechsel

Von Andrea Peters, 8. November 2016

Angesichts des wachsenden militärischen, wirtschaftlichen und diplomatischen Drucks sieht sich Putin gezwungen, über den aggressiven Charakter der amerikanischen Russland-Politik zu diskutieren.

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Perspective

The nightmare election campaign staggers to its end

8 November 2016

The contempt felt toward the two candidates expresses a deeper alienation from the entire structure of official capitalist politics.

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November 5 Antiwar Conference

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference

8 November 2016

In his remarks at the SEP conference in Detroit, White outlined the basis of the SEP election campaign and called for an international socialist movement of the working class against war.

Broad turnout for “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War” conference in Detroit

By Kate Randall, 7 November 2016

Attendees at SEP anti-war conference speak on war danger, US election

By a WSWS reporting team, 7 November 2016

Commentary

Janet Reno, attorney general who gave order for mass murder in Waco, Texas, dead at 78

By Fred Mazelis, 8 November 2016

Only two months after her nomination to head the Justice Department under President Bill Clinton, Reno presided over the horrific attack that killed more than 80 people, including 21 children.

The Latin American pseudo-left in the mirror of the US elections

By Rafael Azul, 8 November 2016

The suggestion that workers, women and youth turn to Black Lives Matter and the SEIU to build an independent workers party has all the elements of a bad joke.

US-backed Kurdish militia announces assault on ISIS capital in Syria

By James Cogan, 7 November 2016

UK: Corbyn threatens to block Brexit and trigger general election

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 7 November 2016

Stylianos Pattakos (1912-2016): Leader of Greece’s CIA-backed military junta

By John Vassilopoulos, 7 November 2016

Suicides up sharply among US middle school children

The New York Times’ Amanda Taub and “the crisis of whiteness”

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

WSWS to live-stream commentary on 2016 election

7 November 2016

Socialist Equality Party candidates Jerry White and Niles Niemuth will provide live commentary and video statements throughout election night on the WSWS Facebook page.

SEP holds meetings in Illinois in lead-up to November 5 anti-war conference

By our reporters, 4 November 2016

US SEP presidential candidate addresses Sri Lankan audience

Arts Review

USA Network’s Mr. Robot, Season 2: Pessimism overtakes anger, with unfortunate results

By Carlos Delgado, 7 November 2016

Loving: “Tell the court I love my wife…”

The 2016 US elections

On the eve of the 2016 US election

By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2016

US election campaign reveals mass alienation from two-party system

Workers and youth largely absent at Clinton rally in Detroit

US election stokes deep concerns in Australian ruling circles

By Peter Symonds, 7 November 2016

Europe reacts to US election with fear and apprehension

By Peter Schwarz, 5 November 2016

Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson endorses Hillary Clinton

Class struggle in US intensifies on eve of election

The 2016 US election and the crisis of the two-party system

25 years ago: Santa Cruz Cemetery massacre in East Timor

On November 12, 1991, 271 protesters were killed and 278 wounded when Indonesian army units opened fire on an unarmed funeral procession in Dili, the capital of East Timor.

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50 year ago: CPSU condemns Mao’s “Cultural Revolution”

On November 7, 1966, at celebrations commemorating the 49th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union issued a sharp statement condemning the “cultural revolution” being led by Mao Zedong in China.

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75 years ago: Stalin ends his public absence since Nazi invasion

On November 7, 1941, Stalin took the occasion of the anniversary of the October Revolution to end his months-long public absence from Soviet life.

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100 years ago: Leon Trotsky arrested in Spain

On November 9, 1916, exiled Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky was arrested in Madrid, Spain, apparently as a result of information provided by the French police.

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Workers Struggles

Momentive workers strongly oppose tentative agreement

By Philip Guelpa, 7 November 2016

California state workers to vote on strike authorization

Sri Lanka: Deeside plantation workers form action committee

UK: South Yorkshire cleaning workers continue strike

Obituary

Albert Dragstedt (1933-2016)

By Fred Williams, 2 November 2016

A long-time member of the Workers League, which he joined in the early 1970s, and a supporter of the Socialist Equality Party, Albert combined immense erudition with an unwavering dedication to Marxism.

Mehring Books

David North’s A Quarter Century of War now available in ePub and Kindle formats

3 November 2016

Both ePub and Kindle versions of David North’s recent book A Quarter Century of War: The U.S. Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016 are now available from 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

Hundreds attend lecture by David North in Frankfurt, Germany

Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meeting in Jaffna: Imperialist war, Tamil nationalism and the fight for socialism

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 2 November 2016

Book Review

The political anatomy of pseudo-left war propaganda
Part two

By Eric London, 2 November 2016

The political anatomy of pseudo-left war propaganda
Part one

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