Trump escalates conflict with congressional Republicans

By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2016

The Republican presidential candidate is shifting his focus toward building an extra-parliamentary fascistic movement for the period that follows the November 8 election.

Secret Clinton speeches and emails reveal systematic corruption

The Trump scandal and the US gutter election

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Britain and France prepare military escalation in Syria

By Robert Stevens, 12 October 2016

The British parliament met in an emergency three-hour session Tuesday to accuse Russia of war crimes in Syria.

Leaked Clinton email admits Saudi, Qatari government funding of ISIS in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 12 October 2016

German government urges tougher action against Russia and Syria

Russia warns US strikes against Syria may lead to war

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Turkey and Russia seal pipeline deal

By Peter Schwarz, 12 October 2016

Erdogan and Putin met in Istanbul on Monday, discussed the war in Syria and sealed an agreement to construct the long-planned Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

Philippine President Duterte tilts toward China

By Peter Symonds, 12 October 2016

In advance of Duterte’s trip next week to China, his defence secretary announced a suspension of joint exercises with the US in the South China Sea.

Chicago teachers denounce contract sellout

By Kristina Betinis, 12 October 2016

As teachers angrily denounce concessions in the CTU’s tentative agreement, the International Socialist Organization is painting the settlement as a victory against Rahm Emanuel.

Lessons of the Chicago teachers strike

Minnesota nurses’ union seeks to ram through concessions contract

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 12 October 2016

The WSWS calls on nurses to reject the sellout contract and combine this rejection with a political mobilization of the working class in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and beyond.

“This is everyone’s fight”
After rejection of contract at Allina, Minnesota nurses call for expanded struggle

Notes on police violence
US police kill thirty people in ten days

By Zaida Green, 12 October 2016

Two-thirds of those identified so far were white, underscoring the fact that police violence in America is fundamentally a class question, affecting poor and working class people of all races.

Police violence and the social crisis in America

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Brazil’s Temer government pushing labor, pension “reforms”

By Miguel Andrade, 12 October 2016

In pushing for a sweeping restructuring of class relations, the government and business are promoting the role of the unions in negotiating away the conditions of Brazilian workers.

The ouster of Brazil’s Workers Party government

New revelations detail Canada’s complicity in torture

By Roger Jordan, 12 October 2016

Canada’s security agencies developed their own rendition-type program to circumvent the prohibitions on detention without charge and torture.

UK: Southern GTR railworkers strike

By Michael Barnes, 12 October 2016

Rail workers’ determined resistance has been sabotaged at every stage.

Sri Lanka: Chauvinist response to large Tamil protest

By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 12 October 2016

The protest in Jaffna over the continued military occupation and abuse of democratic rights was denounced in chauvinist terms by the entire Colombo establishment.

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Megamillonarios apoyan a Black Lives Matter

Por Gabriel Black, 12 octubre 2016

La contribución de $100 millones de la Fundación Ford es un reconocimiento por parte de una sección de la clase gobernante que bien sabe que los objetivos de Black Lives Matter se alinean con sus propios intereses.

Deutsche Bank y la crisis financiera mundial

Por Nick Beams, 12 octubre 2016

La contradicción entre el auge de los mercados financieros y el estancamiento irresoluble de la economía subyacente está adquiriendo una forma más explosiva.

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Les milliardaires soutiennent le mouvement « Black Lives Matter »

Par Gabriel Black, 12 octobre 2016

En donnant 100 millions de dollars au mouvement « Black Lives Matter » par l'entremise de la Fondation Ford, une fraction puissante de la classe dirigeante américaine indique que les objectifs du mouvement sont compatibles avec ses intérêts.

Une crise “existentielle” domine la réunion du FMI sur l’économie mondiale

Par Nick Beams, 12 octobre 2016

La réunion du FMI était dominée par le spectre de la stagnation économique et l’hostilité croissante des masses envers l’ordre économique et politique actuel

Le bilan des meurtres policiers s'alourdit aux États-Unis

Par Patrick Martin, 12 octobre 2016

La police américaine a assassiné au moins 19 hommes la dernière semaine de septembre. Âgées de 18 à 53 ans, les victimes ont été abattues, électrocutées ou, dans un cas, battue et asphyxiée.

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Rusya ABD hava saldırılarının savaşa yol açabileceği uyarısında bulunuyor

Alex Lantier, 12 Ekim 2016

Moskova, en azından şimdilik, NATO’nun Suriye’ye ve Rusya’ya karşı askeri müdahalesini caydırmak için her şeyi göze almış bir girişimle, ABD ile topyekün bir çatışma riskini almaya ikna olmuş durumda.

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Merkel stützt Unterdrückerregime in Äthiopien

Von Johannes Stern, 12. Oktober 2016

Nur zwei Tage vor Ankunft der Kanzlerin verhängte das äthiopische Regime einen Ausnahmezustand für sechs Monate, um noch brutaler gegen die protestierende Bevölkerung vorzugehen.

Türkei und Russland besiegeln Pipeline-Deal

Von Peter Schwarz, 12. Oktober 2016

Am Montag trafen sich Putin und Erdogan in Istanbul, sprachen über den Syrienkrieg und besiegelten den Bau der seit langem geplanten Gaspipeline Turkish Stream.

IWF-Treffen im Zeichen einer „existenziellen Krise“

Von Nick Beams, 12. Oktober 2016

Das Treffen des IWF war überschattet von der säkularen Stagnation, der Auflösung der weltweiten Finanzbeziehungen und der wachsenden Ablehnung der bestehenden Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftsordnung unter breiten Teilen der Bevölkerung.

Krieg im Jemen eskaliert nach Bombardierung von Trauerfeier eskaliert

Von Peter Symonds, 12. Oktober 2016

Bei Luftangriffen saudischer Flugzeuge auf Sanaa wurden mehr als 140 Menschen getötet. Es ist anzunehmen, dass die USA von den Angriffen wussten oder sie gar planten.

Nach indischem Militärangriff: Pakistanische Elite „strategisch isoliert”

Von Keith Jones, 12. Oktober 2016

Nach den indischen Militärschlägen gegen Pakistan stößt der Aufruf der pakistanischen Regierung zur internationalen Verurteilung Indiens auf taube Ohren. Ein Krieg zwischen den beiden Ländern wäre der erste der Menschheitsgeschichte zwischen zwei Atommächten.

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The November 5 conference, “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,” and the building of a new movement against imperialist war

12 October 2016

Despite the extreme dangers facing the population of the entire world, outside of the International Committee of the Fourth International, there is no organized movement against imperialist war.

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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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France’s New Anticapitalist Party denounces opposition to NATO escalation in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 12 October 2016

The New Anticapitalist Party’s agitation for a direct Western intervention in Syria is indistinguishable from the propaganda of the CIA and the French media.

Syria and the pro-imperialist pseudo-left

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Chomsky in Chicago: The thin gruel of lesser-evil politics

By Marcus Day and George Gallanis, 12 October 2016

Noam Chomsky falsely suggested in a recent lecture that the global drive to war could be combated by supporting the “lesser of two evils” in the upcoming US elections.

Billionaires back Black Lives Matter

By Gabriel Black, 11 October 2016

Yemeni war intensifies following Saudi bombing of funeral

By Peter Symonds, 11 October 2016

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

By Robert Stevens, 11 October 2016

Workers Struggles

Form rank-and-file committees to unite workers in the US and Canada
Vote “no” on the Unifor-FCA agreement!

By Carl Bronski, 12 October 2016

The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter calls on Fiat-Chrysler workers in Canada to reject the sell-out agreement and form rank-and-file factory committees to mobilize autoworkers north and south of the border.

Unifor thwarts strike by Canadian Fiat-Chrysler autoworkers

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Striking Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians and supporters speak out

Harvard dining hall workers continue strike

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns in New Orleans

By our reporter, 12 October 2016

White campaigned in New Orleans, Louisiana this week, and on Monday held an election meeting at Tulane University attended by more than 50 students.

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

By a reporting team, 11 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

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2016—Part 6
Marija, Past Life, Ember: Facing life, in different ways

By David Walsh, 12 October 2016

Marija follows the life of a Ukrainian woman immigrant in Dortmund, Germany. Past Life, set in the 1970s, comes from Israel, and Ember, about a love triangle of sorts, from Turkey.

Toronto International Film Festival 2016
An interview with Michael Koch, director of Marija

By David Walsh, 12 October 2016

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

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


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.

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.

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

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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