Donald Trump’s campaign takes a fascistic turn

By Patrick Martin, 14 October 2016

The speech delivered by the Republican presidential nominee Thursday in Florida was the manifesto for a fascist movement to emerge from his campaign.

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

Trump and Clinton brawl in the gutter

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Obamacare open enrollment: Consumers face premium hikes, narrowing networks

By Kate Randall, 14 October 2016

Health policy analysts predict that ACA consumers will face premium hikes, higher out-of-pocket costs, and narrowing networks as they shop for new insurance coverage.

Minnesota nurses’ union claims contract ratification amidst opposition

By Matt Rigel and Anthony Bertolt, 14 October 2016

The contract presented and supported by the MNA is nearly identical to proposals previously rejected four times by nurses, who had been on strike for six weeks.

Minnesota nurses’ union seeks to ram through concessions contract

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

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German government expands military operations in the Middle East

By Johannes Stern, 14 October 2016

In future, German soldiers will monitor Syrian airspace on board NATO’s AWACS reconnaissance planes.

French President Hollande cancels Paris meeting with Russian President Putin

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Thai king’s death foreshadows instability

By Peter Symonds, 14 October 2016

Bhumibol’s death was greeted with a wave of nauseating accolades from heads of state and political leaders around the world.

Chinese soldiers protest over benefits in central Beijing

By our reporter, 14 October 2016

The Chinese Communist Party regime is clearly concerned that such protests could trigger wider unrest within the military, and more broadly with society.

Samsung abruptly drops Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to dangerous overheating

By Kevin Reed, 14 October 2016

After scores of reports in the US alone, including a forced evacuation of an airliner, the company finally responded.

Unions at Germany’s TUIfly airlines act as strikebreakers

By Ulrich Rippert, 14 October 2016

The workers at TUIfly are putting up fierce opposition to a restructuring plan accompanied by extensive job and wage cuts.

UK: Bernard Matthews pensioners fleeced by liquidators

By Jean Shaoul, 14 October 2016

Liquidators Rutland Partners have already pocketed £34 million, with another £5 million to come.

Indian Stalinists aid BJP’s bellicose anti-Pakistan campaign

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 14 October 2016

India’s principal Stalinist party, the CPM, is playing a foul role in the reckless, bellicose offensive India’s ruling elite is mounting against its nuclear-armed arch-rival, Pakistan.

Australia: Arrest of two boys used to ramp up terrorism scare campaign

By Mike Head, 14 October 2016

Broadcasting vague and unsubstantiated police accusations has been taken to new depths with prejudicial allegations against two 16-year-olds.

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Les ravages de l’ouragan en Haïti : Une tragédie ancrée dans l’oppression capitaliste

Par Bill Van Auken, 14 octobre 2016

Presque sept ans après le tremblement de terre catastrophique de 2010, l’ouragan Mathew a encore une fois révélé l’oppression historique des masses haïtiennes.

Merkel promeut le retour du militarisme allemand en Afrique

Par Johannes Stern, 14 octobre 2016

La propagande officielle ne saurait dissimuler le fait que la classe dirigeante allemande est en train de poursuivre en Afrique, continent riche en matières premières, ses intérêts économiques et géostratégiques.

Des unités militaires établies dans les écoles publiques du Royaume-Uni

Par Liz Smith, 14 octobre 2016

Le Royaume-Uni est le seul pays de l’Union européenne qui permet que les jeunes de 16 ans s’engagent dans les forces armées et commencent la formation militaire.

Des comités de la base pour unir les travailleurs aux États-Unis et au Canada!
Votez «non» à l’entente entre Unifor et FCA!

Par Carl Bronski, 14 octobre 2016

L’Autoworker Newsletter du WSWS demande aux travailleurs de Fiat-Chrysler au Canada de rejeter l’entente de capitulation et de former des comités de la base dans les usines afin de mobiliser les travailleurs de l’automobile au nord et au sud de la frontière.

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Die Verwüstung Haitis durch Hurrikan Matthew: eine Folge kapitalistischer Unterdrückung

Von Bill Van Auken, 14. Oktober 2016

Fast sieben Jahre nach dem katastrophalen Erdbeben von 2010 fordert die historische Unterdrückung der Bevölkerung Haitis erneut einen hohen Preis. Die Clinton-Stiftung hat in dem Land eine üble Rolle gespielt.

Tod von Dschaber al-Bakr: Wird etwas vertuscht?

Von Ulrich Rippert, 14. Oktober 2016

Der wegen Terrorverdachts festgenommene 22-jährige Syrer wurde am Mittwochabend in seiner Zelle tot aufgefunden.

Wie Militärs und Politiker den Atomkrieg vorbereiten

Von Peter Schwarz, 14. Oktober 2016

Das Risiko, dass die heute lebende Menschheitsgeneration eines gewaltsamen, atomaren Todes stirbt, ist erschreckend hoch. Das geht aus einer Studie der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik hervor.

Washington droht mit Militärintervention im Jemen

Von Barry Grey, 14. Oktober 2016

Am Samstag sind bei einem brutalen saudischen Luftangriff auf eine voll besetzte Trauerhalle in Sanaa mindestens 140 Zivilisten getötet worden. Anschließend wurde ein US-Kriegsschiff mit Raketen angegriffen.

Milliardäre unterstützen die Bewegung „Black Lives Matter“ in den USA

Von Gabriel Black, 14. Oktober 2016

Die Ford Foundation stellt 100 Millionen Dollar für die Kampagne „Black Lives Matter” zur Verfügung. Damit anerkennt ein mächtiger Teil der herrschenden Klasse, dass die Unterstützung dieser Bewegung eine Investition in die Verteidigung des Profitsystems ist.

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US launches missile strikes against Yemen

14 October 2016

Without any debate, the American people are being dragged into an ever-widening war with catastrophic consequences.

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November 5 Antiwar Conference

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

By Eric London and Joseph Kishore, 12 October 2016

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

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

Live online forum Friday at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
The political crisis in the US and the 2016 presidential elections

14 October 2016

In an online forum at 7:00 pm Eastern Time at, WSWS Editorial Board Chairman David North will introduce Patrick Martin in a discussion on the state of the US elections.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White campaigns in New Orleans

By our reporter, 12 October 2016

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

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

Workers Struggles

Fiat-Chrysler workers must demand to see Unifor-FCA sellout deal in full

By Roger Jordan, 14 October 2016

FCA workers must reject the attempt to stampede them into another rotten concessions agreement and assert their democratic right to see the proposed contract in full.

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

“It’s not a union anymore, it’s a business”
Canadian autoworkers react to Fiat Chrysler sellout

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

14 October 2016

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

The International Socialist Organization and the Chicago teachers contract betrayal

By Marcus Day, 13 October 2016

Chicago teachers denounce contract sellout

Arts Review

Polish film and theatre director Andrzej Wajda dead at 90

By Dorota Niemitz and Stefan Steinberg, 14 October 2016

Film and theatre director Andrzej Wajda, who made some of the most significant Polish films of the twentieth century, has died at the age of 90.

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

By David Walsh, 12 October 2016

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

By David Walsh, 12 October 2016


Rosetta spacecraft completes mission with crash landing into comet

By Bryan Dyne, 14 October 2016

The past two years of data from Rosetta have provided an unprecedented understanding of comets and the formation of our Solar System.


Haiti’s hurricane devastation: A tragedy rooted in capitalist oppression

By Bill Van Auken, 13 October 2016

US death toll rises in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

The class issues exposed by Hurricane Matthew

The Bellingcat research collective: War propaganda masquerading as “citizen journalism”

By Steve James, 13 October 2016

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

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

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

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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