Yemeni war intensifies following Saudi bombing of funeral

By Peter Symonds, 11 October 2016

In all likelihood, the US knew of, and possibly even planned, last weekend’s air strikes by Saudi planes on Sanaa that killed over 140 people.

Thousands protest Saudi bombing that killed and wounded over 700 in Yemen

“Existential crisis” dominates IMF meeting on world economy

By Nick Beams, 11 October 2016

The IMF meeting was dominated by the spectre of secular stagnation, global disintegration and the rising hostility of masses of people to the present economic and political order.

Unifor thwarts strike by Canadian Fiat-Chrysler autoworkers

By Roger Jordan, 11 October 2016

Unifor announced just before midnight Monday it had reached a rotten concessions agreement with Fiat-Chrysler modelled on the contract that it recently rammed through at GM.

Chicago Teachers Union announces concessions agreement to avert strike

By Kristina Betinis, 11 October 2016

The agreement was announced before midnight in order to prevent a strike and risk a rebellion by teachers against the Democratic Party ahead of the presidential elections.

Striking Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians and supporters speak out

By Evan Winters, 11 October 2016

On strike for over a week, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians and staff are fighting to preserve a world-class arts institution.

Merkel promotes the return of German militarism to Africa

By Johannes Stern, 11 October 2016

The official propaganda cannot disguise the fact the German ruling class is pursing its economic and geostrategic interests in Africa, which is rich in raw materials.

UK Labour’s right wing mounts pro-EU, anti-immigrant offensive against Corbyn

By Robert Stevens, 11 October 2016

Central to the attack of Labour’s right wing on Corbyn is that he is not pandering to the noxious anti-immigrant sentiment fuelled during the Brexit referendum campaign by both sides.

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New data on poverty in the UK reveals mass pauperisation

By Barry Mason, 11 October 2016

The lowering of living standards for the vast majority of the population will continue as the Tories, following the 1997-2010 Labour government, protect the super rich.

Colombian president receives Nobel Peace Prize for rejected accord with the FARC

By Andrea Lobo, 11 October 2016

The selection of Santos only underscores the dubious character of this distinction, which has been bestowed on the likes of Obama, Henry Kissinger and Menachem Begin.

New Zealand doctors vote for nationwide strike

By John Braddock and Jeremy Lin, 11 October 2016

The doctors are joining a groundswell of opposition by health sector workers internationally to the assault on working conditions and the destruction of public health.

New attacks on Oregon public pension plan

By Hector Cordon, 11 October 2016

Democratic and Republican state politicians, along with the media, have launched yet another campaign in their efforts to destroy public employees’ pensions.

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El FMI suena la alarma sobre el nivel record de deuda mundial

Por Nick Beams, 11 octubre 2016

Las crecientes deudas e inestabilidades agravan los conflictos económicos y geopolíticos mundiales.

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La Russie prévient que les frappes des États-Unis en Syrie peuvent mener à la guerre

Par Alex Lantier, 11 octobre 2016

Une attaque américaine sur les cibles du gouvernement syrien, discutée activement à la Maison-Blanche, pourrait déclencher la guerre entre les principales puissances du monde dotées d’armes nucléaires.

Le scandale Trump : les élections américaines touchent les bas fonds

Par Patrick Martin, 11 octobre 2016

L’état général dégradé de la politique américaine a atteint un niveau encore plus bas ce week-end suite à la diffusion de la vidéo montrant le candidat républicain Donald Trump se vantant de sa capacité à utiliser sa position de richesse et de célébrité pour agresser les femmes.

La France veut son propre « pivot vers l’Asie » avec la poussée américaine vers la guerre contre la Chine

Par Kumaran Ira, 11 octobre 2016

L’impérialisme français définit une stratégie militaire agressive dans la région Asie-Pacifique en même temps que Washington intensifie sa poussée de guerre contre la Chine.

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Vier Wochen vor den US-Präsidentschaftswahlen

Von Patrick Martin, 10. Oktober 2016

Was der nächste US-Präsident für die Welt bedeutet, ist bereits heute klar: Die Verschärfung der weltweiten Krise, noch brutalere Angriffe auf Arbeitsplätze und Sozialleistungen, sowie die Eskalation der Kriege im Nahen Osten und auch gegen Russland und China.

US–russische Spannungen in Syrien:
Kerry wirft Russland „Kriegsverbrechen” vor

Von Bill Van Auken, 10. Oktober 2016

Weil den so genannten „Rebellen“ in Aleppo eine Niederlage droht, fordert der US-Außenminister eine Untersuchung gegen Russland wegen „Kriegsverbrechen“.

Polen: PiS-Regierung tritt Rückzug bei Anti-Abtreibungs-Gesetz an

Von Clara Weiss, 10. Oktober 2016

Angesichts enormer Opposition in der Bevölkerung gegen ein geplantes Abtreibungsverbot, sah sich die Regierungspartei Partei Recht und Gerechtigkeit (PiS) in Polen gezwungen, den Gesetzesentwurf zurückzuziehen.

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Billionaires back Black Lives Matter

11 October 2016

The $100 million allocated by the Ford Foundation is an acknowledgment by a powerful section of the ruling class that the aims of the Black Lives Matter movement are aligned with its interests.

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November 5 Antiwar Conference

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

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP vice presidential candidate Niemuth discusses war, 2016 elections, with students in Detroit

By a reporting team, 11 October 2016

Niemuth’s campaign at Wayne State University in Detroit coincided with a visit that afternoon by Hillary Clinton, who is desperately seeking to rally support from students.

The class issues exposed by Hurricane Matthew

By Niles Niemuth—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 8 October 2016

Socialism and the 2016 elections
Socialist Equality Party campaign launches fall election meetings

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


The Trump scandal and the US gutter election

By Patrick Martin, 10 October 2016

Secret Clinton speeches and emails reveal systematic corruption

More on the US elections »

Russia warns US strikes against Syria may lead to war

By Alex Lantier, 10 October 2016

German government urges tougher action against Russia and Syria

Kerry charges “war crimes” as US escalates tensions with Russia

More on the war in Syria »

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting in India discusses war and the fight for socialism

By our correspondent, 10 October 2016

Greetings to Chennai meeting from SEP (Sri Lanka) general secretary

By Wije Dias, 10 October 2016

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

11 October 2016

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

Harvard dining hall workers continue strike

By Mike Ingram, 10 October 2016


Oppose imperialist war against China and Russia
Join and Build the IYSSE at University of Melbourne!

By IYSSE (Australia), 10 October 2016

The IYSSE will hold its Inaugural General Meeting at University of Melbourne on October 13 at 1pm.

25 years ago: Clarence Thomas confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

On October 15, 1991, the US Senate voted narrowly to confirm Clarence Thomas as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, after three days of nationally televised hearings on charges that he sexually harassed female employees.

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50 years ago: Black Panther Party formed in Oakland, California

On October 15, 1966, in Oakland, California, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale formed the Black Panther Party, with a founding “Ten Point Program” focused on a series of black nationalist demands.

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75 years ago: US Communist Party supports ban on war-time strikes

On October 10, 1941 the American Communist Party (CPUSA) announced its support for a no-strike policy, following agreements between the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt and the Kremlin bureaucracy.

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100 years ago: Oil workers strike in New Jersey

On October 11, 1916, clashes broke out between striking workers and police in Bayonne, New Jersey.

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Book Review

Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Radical on the Eve of Revolution, by Kenneth D. Ackerman

By Linda Tenenbaum, 8 October 2016

Trotsky in New York, 1917 focuses on a remarkable period in the life of one of the greatest political figures in modern history.


Nobel Prize in physics awarded for discoveries about condensed states of matter

By Bryan Dyne, 8 October 2016

Arts Review

Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World
Exploring the origins and impact of the Internet

By Kevin Reed, 8 October 2016

Toronto International Film Festival 2016—Part 5
Lady Macbeth, John Coltrane, Mali Blues and more: What makes a film festival interesting?

By Joanne Laurier, 7 October 2016

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