21 October 2016

Mosul offensive stirs a cauldron of conflicts

By James Cogan, 21 October 2016

Before Mosul even falls, savage fighting threatens to break out between nominal allies in the operations against Islamic State.

Amid Mosul offensive, Turkey denounces US policy, stakes claims in Balkans

The siege of Mosul and the crimes of US imperialism

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Police killing of mentally ill 66-year-old Bronx, New York woman sparks outrage

By Fred Mazelis, 21 October 2016

The murder of Deborah Danner brought back memories of the 1984 death of Eleanor Bumpurs, another emotionally disturbed elderly woman, at the hands of the police.

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Medicare overhauls doctor payment rules

By Brad Dixon, 21 October 2016

Under the guise of providing “quality” care, the new rules are part of a cost-cutting strategy that incentivizes doctors to ration care for patients.

Verizon to close five call centers in restructuring

By Shannon Jones, 21 October 2016

The job cuts come just months after the Communications Workers of America forced through a sellout deal ending the Verizon strike, claiming agreement ensured job security.

Philippine president declares “separation from the US” during visit to China

By Oscar Grenfell, 21 October 2016

Duterte’s statements were met with bewilderment and consternation in Washington.

Police attack demonstration outside US embassy in Manila

By our reporter, 21 October 2016

Putin meets with Merkel and Hollande

By Peter Schwarz, 21 October 2016

A meeting between the German chancellor and the French, Russian and Ukrainian presidents on Wednesday in Berlin produced no practical results.

European Central Bank “obfuscation” likely to fuel market volatility

By Nick Beams, 21 October 1026

The decision by the ECB not to indicate the future of its bond-buying program reflects deep divisions inside the central bank with growing opposition from Germany.

Hungary: Last newspaper critical of government shut down

By Markus Salzmann, 21 October 2016

The suddenness and political background of the closure indicates that the paper was put under pressure from the highest government circles.

Massachusetts: Consulting firm hired to begin privatization of transit system

By John Marion, 21 October 2016

The speed and secrecy of the privatization drive should stand as a warning to workers.

Former British special forces soldier investigated for possible war crimes committed in Iraq

By Simon Whelan, 21 October 2016

The executions of wounded soldiers as described in Colin Maclachlan’s book, even if excused as “mercy killings,” are illegal under international law.

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Türkiye Musul saldırısının ortasında ABD’nin politikasını suçluyor

Alex Lantier, 21 Ekim 2016

Musul’a yönelik ABD önderliğindeki saldırı ve Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan’a karşı Washington ve AB tarafından desteklenen Temmuz’daki başarısız darbenin yansımaları, Türkiye içinde ve Türkiye’nin büyük emperyalist güçler ile ilişkilerinde patlayıcı gerilimleri körüklüyor.

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Conferencia del 5 de noviembre, “Socialismo versus capitalismo y guerra,” y la construcción de un nuevo movimiento contra la guerra imperialista

Por Eric London y Joseph Kishore, 21 octubre 2016

A pesar de los grandes peligros que encara la población del mundo entero, fuera del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, no existe un movimiento contra la guerra imperialista.

¿Están amañadas las elecciones presidenciales en Estados Unidos?

Por Barry Grey, 21 octubre 2016

Las reaccionarias acusaciones de Trump de que las elecciones están “amañadas” no le prestan ninguna credibilidad a las hipócritas respuestas del Partido Demócrata.

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La Turquie dénonce la politique américaine envers Mossoul et revendique des territoires dans les Balkans

Par Alex Lantier, 21 octobre 2016

Les responsables grecs ont averti que les déclarations du président Recep Tayyip Erdogan menacent les relations turques avec la Grèce et l’Union européenne.

Manifestations policières en France: le PS encourage l’appareil policier

Par Francis Dubois, 21 octobre 2016

Partis politiques et médias français expriment un soutien sans faille à l’appareil policier alors qu’une partie de celui-ci pose ses exigences.

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Die Belagerung von Mossul und die Verbrechen des US-Imperialismus

Von Bill Van Auken, 21. Oktober 2016

Der Angriff auf Mossul ist ein weiteres amerikanisches Kriegsverbrechen. Im Nahen Osten sind schon Millionen Menschen getötet, verstümmelt und vertrieben worden.

Ukraine- und Syrien-Gipfel in Berlin

Von Peter Schwarz, 21. Oktober 2016

Ein Treffen der deutschen Bundeskanzlerin mit dem französischen, russischen und ukrainischen Präsidenten am Mittwochabend in Berlin blieb ohne praktische Ergebnisse.

Letzte Wahldebatte zwischen Trump und Clinton: Ein politisches System am Ende

Von Patrick Martin, 21. Oktober 2016

Bei den diesjährigen US-Wahlen soll sich die Bevölkerung zwischen den beiden reaktionärsten Kandidaten der amerikanischen Geschichte entscheiden.

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The 2016 elections: American democracy in shambles

21 October 2016

In condemning statements by Trump that he might not accept the results of the elections, the media and political establishment are rushing to defend a political system that is deeply corrupt and undemocratic.

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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

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate denounces US escalation of Iraq War

By Jerry White, 19 October 2016

Arts Review

Does Bob Dylan deserve to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature?

By David Walsh, 21 October 2016

Comparisons of the singer with Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville are out of place and also beside the point. In the end, it will not do Bob Dylan any good to be placed in such company.

The false friends of Peter Weiss, German dramatist, filmmaker and novelist

By Stefan Steinberg, 20 October 2016

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

Polish film and theatre director Andrzej Wajda dead at 90


The right-wing politics of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson

By Tom Hall, 21 October 2016

While Johnson has sought to cultivate former Sanders supporters through his professed opposition to war and government spying, the Libertarian Party is an ultra-right capitalist party.

Sanders’ damning silence on Clinton’s Wall Street speeches

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

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Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates approves concessions contract

By our reporter, 20 October 2016

Chicago charter school union announces contract deal

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

By Eric London, 17 October 2016

The International Socialist Organization campaigns for layoffs, school closures in Chicago

Syria and the pro-imperialist pseudo-left

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Socialist Equality Party

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

21 October 2016

The US presidential elections are of enormous political significance for working people and youth in South Asia and internationally.

New Zealand public meetings: The US Navy visit and the drive to war


ExoMars mission has both success and failure

By Bryan Dyne, 21 October 2016

The Trace Gas Orbiter successfully entered orbit but data indicates that the Schiaparelli probe crash-landed.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

21 October 2016

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

Five thousand faculty strike at Pennsylvania state campuses

By Samuel Davidson and Douglas Lyons, 20 October 2016

Philadelphia transit workers vote to strike

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Ohio glass workers discuss strike with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White

By a WSWS reporting team, 20 October 2016

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

20 October 2016

SEP campaigners speak with Huntington, West Virginia residents

US SEP Presidential Candidate Jerry White to speak at two meetings in Toronto this week

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


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


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

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

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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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