Turmoil rips through global financial markets

By Nick Beams, 16 October 2014

A day of turmoil on global financial markets has brought warnings that the conditions experienced in the financial crisis of 2008 could be returning.

Storm clouds gather over world economy

The economic roots of the drive to war

US-backed militias commit war crimes in Iraq

By Bill Van Auken, 16 October 2014

Shia militias, among the only ground forces to make advances against ISIS, have carried out a deadly campaign of sectarian violence against Sunnis.

Obama meets anti-ISIS “coalition” amid rising US-Turkish tensions

US Army drafts blueprint for World War III

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White House publicity stunt offers no relief to long-term jobless workers

By Jerry White, 16 October 2014

With the mid-term elections approaching, the meeting was designed to counter the public perception that the administration is indifferent to the plight of the long-term unemployed.

Who is responsible for the Ebola virus case in Spain?

By Kelly Taylor, 16 October 2014

Last Friday, nurses protested against the risks they face in treating Ebola patients.

World Health Organization says Ebola cases could reach 10,000 per week

Political issues in the Ebola crisis

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German train drivers and pilots take strike action

By Dietmar Henning, 16 October 2014

The GDL and pilots’ union Cockpit are being deliberately provoked by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa.

Excavation of gas chamber at Nazi Sobibor concentration camp completed

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 16 October 2014

The Sobibor, Belzec and Treblinca concentration camps were designed to carry out the systematic extermination of Jews and Roma living in those parts of Ukraine and Poland occupied by the Wehrmacht.

Drone flying “Greater Albania” flag provokes soccer riot in Serbia

By Paul Mitchell, 16 October 2014

The violence at the UEFA qualifying match happened on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade to mark the 70th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II.

San Ysidro, California teachers sold out after three-day strike

By Toby Reese and Shane Reynaldo, 16 October 2014

The union rammed through the deal at a hastily called meeting at which teachers were not allowed to ask questions.

Pennsylvania boy, 10, charged as adult in murder case

By Tom Eley, 16 October 2014

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been charged as an adult and jailed for the death of a 90-year-old woman.

US Marine accused of murdering Filipino during war games

By Joseph Santolan, 16 October 2014

President Aquino’s government rushed to assure Washington that the killing would not jeopardize the recent signed basing deal.

India: Tamil Nadu chief minister jailed over graft case

By Arun Kumar, 16 October 2014

Jayaram Jayalalithaa was stripped of her post and her seat in the state assembly, and faces four years in jail.

Protests across Mexico over disappearance of students

By Rafael Azul, 16 October 2014

At least 29 universities joined the protest walkout, and in Guerrero, 87 percent of schools were on strike.

Street battles erupt in Guerrero over disappeared Mexican students

Reports expose Australian government’s data retention plans

By Mike Head, 16 October 2014

Fresh revelations show how the laws will expand the mass surveillance conducted by Australia’s spy agencies in partnership with the US.

New in Russian

Дэвид Норт выступает с лекциями на американском Среднем Западе об уроках империализма XX столетия

От нашего корреспондента, 16 октября 2014 г.

Лекции в Чикаго, Миннеаполисе и Миннеаполисе привлекли внимание значительного слоя студентов и молодых рабочих.

New in French

Obama rencontre la « coalition anti-EI » alors que les tensions grandissent entre les Etats-Unis et la Turquie.

Par Bill Van Auken, 16 octobre 2014

La réunion qui eut lieu à la base aérienne d’Andrews n’a pu masquer les divisions croissantes à propos de la stratégie guidant la guerre menée en Irak et en Syrie dont les Etats-Unis ont pris la direction.

L’EJIES proteste contre la censure à l'Université Humboldt de Berlin

16 octobre 2014

Le groupe universitaire de l’EJIES à l’université Humboldt de Berlin ayant demandé une salle pour tenir une réunion sur la politique militariste des élite allemandes, l’administration de l’université cherche à le censurer.

New in German

Lokführer und Piloten im Streik

Von Dietmar Henning, 16. Oktober 2014

Die Deutsche Bahn und die Lufthansa wollen dem Gesetz zur Tarifeinheit den Boden bereiten, das die faktische Abschaffung des Streikrechts zur Folge hätte.

Obama trifft sich mit Anti-Isis-"Koalition" - Spannungen zwischen USA und Türkei nehmen zu

Von Bill Van Auken, 16. Oktober 2014

Bei dem Treffen auf der Andrews Air Force Base konnten die zunehmenden Spaltungen über die strategischen Ausrichtung des amerikanischen Krieges im Irak und in Syrien nicht verdeckt werden.

EU droht, Frankreichs Haushalt 2015 abzulehnen

Von Stéphane Hugues und Alex Lantier, 16. Oktober 2014

Die französische herrschende Klasse denkt angesichts der Forderungen der Banken und der Europäischen Union über noch härtere Sparmaßnahmen nach.

Hongkong: Polizei greift Demonstranten an

Von Peter Symonds, 16. Oktober 2014

Hatte sich die Hongkonger Verwaltung anfangs ruhig gehalten, geht sie nun Schritt für Schritt gegen die protestierende Jugend vor.

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Ebola in America

16 October 2014

The incompetent and irresponsible response to the Ebola crisis in the US stands as an indictment of the American political establishment.

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David Greenglass, star witness against the Rosenbergs, dies at 92

By Fred Mazelis, 16 October 2014

The Rosenberg case must serve as a warning in the current climate of preparation for war.

Arts Review

The Gold Mine by Kelsey Waldon: Life, more or less

By Dylan Lubao, 16 October 2014

Kelsey Waldon sets out to tell small-town stories in her debut album.

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 6
Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system”

By David Walsh, 15 October 2014

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The invisible election

By Barry Grey, 15 October 2014

European Union threatens to veto France’s 2015 budget

Greens back deployment of German ground troops to Syria

Socialist Equality Party

German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University

By our correspondent, 15 October 2014

This exchange of letters documents the attempt by the Humboldt University administration in Berlin to censor the International Youth and Students for Social Equality’s meeting on the topic “Why Do the German Elites Again Want War?”.

IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University

Why does the German ruling elite want war? A well-attended meeting in Frankfurt

By our reporters, 15 October 2014

A bipartisan conspiracy
Australian imperialism and the Middle East war
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

13 October 2014

Workers Struggles

UK health workers strike: “We should all be out together”

By our reporters, 15 October 2014

Laid off New York City school bus workers ignored by Mayor de Blasio

By Philip Guelpa, 14 October 2014


The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 3
LSSP enters capitalist coalition government in Sri Lanka.

By Rohantha de Silva and K. Ratnayake, 14 October 2014

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 2
LSSP rejects the ICFI’s defence of Trotskyism

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 1
The liquidation of the Bolshevik Leninist Party of India


Uncovering the Maritime Silk Road

By Matthew MacEgan, 14 October 2014

Feature Article

Toxic fallout from US war produces record child birth defect rates in Iraq

By Thomas Gaist, 13 October 2014

Merhing Books

New pamphlet outlines basis for struggle against imperialist war

7 October 2014

The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany.

25 years ago: US role exposed in failed Panamanian coup

On October 13, 1989, US President George H.W. Bush repeated a call for the overthrow of the regime of Gen. Manuel Noriega in Panama.

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50 years ago: Khrushchev ousted as Soviet leader

On October 16, 1964, Communist Party First Secretary and Soviet head of state Nikita Khrushchev was deposed by the Stalinist bureaucracy.

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75 years ago: Cannon defends USSR in SWP internal discussion

On October 15, 1939, before the New York branch of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), the American Trotskyist leader James Cannon gave a speech on “the Russian question.”

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100 years ago: Lenin delivers anti-war lectures in Lausanne, Switzerland

This week in 1914, Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Marxist and leader of the Bolsheviks, delivered two lectures in Lausanne, Switzerland outlining a socialist and internationalist perspective in opposition to World War I.

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