Contracts to expire at midnight for 141,000 US autoworkers

By Jerry White, 14 September 2015

The UAW is once again collaborating with the Obama administration and the auto bosses to impose an unprecedented attack on autoworkers and the whole working class.

Behind the UAW news blackout
What is taking place in the US auto contract negotiations?

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As Allegheny Technologies lockout enters fifth week
ArcelorMittal walks out of negotiations with USW

By Evan Winters, 14 September 2015

While steel companies ATI, US Steel, and ArcelorMittal maintain a hard line in mediation and contract negotiations, the USW is continuing to isolate steelworkers.

US Steel maintaining hard line in contract talks with steelworkers

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Saudi-led coalition pours troops into Yemen

By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2015

Thousands of foreign troops, including large contingents from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, are readying an assault on the capital, Sanaa.

As Yemen assault continues, US announces billion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia

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A week before election, Greek conservatives neck and neck with Syriza

By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2015

What is being played out in Greece are the initial political consequences of Syriza’s betrayal of its electoral pledges to end austerity policies imposed by the European Union.

Disaffection with Syriza mounts in Greece ahead of election

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Rallies in Europe and Australia in defence of refugees

By our reporters, 14 September 2015

Hundreds of thousands rallied over the weekend to support the democratic rights of refugees and to protest right-wing policies of governments throughout the world.

Refugees in Europe confront catastrophic conditions

New Zealand vigils demand increased refugee intake

German newspaper close to the Left Party slanders refugees

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Rumours of leadership spill resurface around Australian government

By Mike Head, 14 September 2015

Behind the moves to oust Prime Minister Abbott lies a protracted political crisis, intensified by a sharp economic downturn.

Australian tram drivers strike over jobs and conditions

By Margaret Rees, 14 September 2015

As tram workers hold limited stoppages, the Victorian Premier Labor threatens to do whatever is necessary “to protect the economic interests of the state.”

Another wave of job cuts in New Zealand

By Chris Ross and Tom Peters, 14 September 2015

A relentless corporate-government assault on jobs and working conditions is underway in response to the global economic crisis.

Sri Lankan president warns against “toppling” the government

By W. A. Sunil, 14 September 2015

Sirisena is desperate to shore up the new “national unity” government as it prepares to implement austerity and integrate the island into US war plans.

Doctors protest high prices of cancer drugs in US

By Brad Dixon, 14 September 2015

A group of 118 oncologists recently called for measures to address the skyrocketing prices of cancer drugs, which have increased by five- to ten-fold over a period of 15 years.

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Krizlerle sarsılan bir dünya

Andre Damon ve Barry Grey, 14 Eylül 2015

Dünya, geçtiğimiz ay boyunca, her gün patlak veren, birbirleriyle etkileşim içinde bulunan ve küresel bir felaket endişesini arttıran ekonomik, jeopolitik ve toplumsal krizlerin yaygınlaşmasının pençesindeydi.

Suriye’ye karşı savaşın tırmanmasına yönelik tamtam sesleri yükseliyor

Bill Van Auken, 14 Eylül 2015

Hem ABD’de hem de Batı Avrupa’da, politikacılar ve medya, sinik bir şekilde, Suriye’deki rejim değişikliği savaşını yoğunlaştırma bahanesi olarak bu ülkedeki şiddetten kaçan sığınmacıların durumuna sarıldılar.

Sri Lanka’daki ve ABD’deki IYSSE, Melbourne Üniversitesi’ndeki yasaklamayı mahkum ediyor

14 Eylül 2015

IYSSE olarak, Melbourne Üniversitesi’ndeki IYSSE’ye uygulanan yasaklamanın derhal geri çekilmesini talep ediyoruz.

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Un monde secoué par les crises

Par André Damon et Barry Grey, 14 septembre 2015

La crise n'est pas l'exception, mais la règle. La vitesse même des événements, qui supprime pratiquement toute période d’accalmie entre les tempêtes, est la marque d’une crise générale en train de s'intensifier.

La fin de la démocratie en Grande-Bretagne

Par Julie Hyland, 14 septembre 2015

La politique d’assassinats ciblés, qui a commencé en Israël, fait maintenant partie d’une tendance internationale.

Un journal allemand proche de Die Linke calomnie les réfugiés

Par Christophe Dreier, 14 septembre 2015

Le journal Junge Welt a qualifié la solidarité avec les réfugiés d’« outil de marketing » du patronat allemand

Le Puissant Wurlitzer: comment la CIA a joué l’Amérique

Par Nancy Hanover, 14 septembre 2015

Le Puissant Wurlitzer (The Mighty Wurlitzer) est une étude des campagnes menées par la CIA entre 1947 et 1967 contre la pensée socialiste.

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The political issues posed by Corbyn’s election as UK Labour Party leader

14 September 2015

No one can seriously argue—especially after the experience of Syriza in Greece—that a redistribution of wealth can be effected without a struggle by the working class to break the stranglehold of the financial elite.

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A world convulsed by crises

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 12 September 2015

Crisis is not the exception, but the rule. The very speed of events, with virtually no intervals of calm between the storms, denotes an intensifying general crisis.

Autoworkers Struggles

As the Big Three contracts expire
The way forward for US autoworkers

By Jerry White and Eric London, 14 September 2015

To prevent yet another contract betrayal and reverse past concessions, the SEP calls on autoworkers to form new fighting organizations--democratically elected rank-and-file committees that are completely independent of the UAW.

On eve of Big Three contract expiration
Louisville workers and youth support the fight of autoworkers

By Zac Corrigan, 12 September 2015

What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 11 September 2015

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Arts Review

Diego Rivera murals in San Francisco—Mostly hidden and obscured
Change the World or Go Home by Alejandro Almanza Pereda

By Jeff Lusanne, 14 September 2015

The American public’s access to Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s murals has never been easy, as their social and political content has provoked opposition in powerful circles. Now, an artist joins the effort, with little to offer in return.

Exhibition in London
Shirley Baker: A compassionate photographer of 1960s working class life

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015

Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America offers some hints of humanity


The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part three

By Katerina Selin, 14 September 2015

The German-dominated EU austerity measures imposed on Greece are directly in line with the Nazis’ World War II subjugation and plundering of the country.


Remains of a new species of early human discovered in South African cave

By Philip Guelpa, 14 September 2015

The recovery of remains of at least 15 members of an early human species provides an unprecedented mosaic of characteristics in a single population.


IYSSE in Sri Lanka, India condemn ban at University of Melbourne

14 September 2015

IYSSE clubs and supporters in Sri Lanka and India have protested to the University of Melbourne Clubs & Societies Committee.

IYSSE in Germany protests against University of Melbourne ban

IYSSE campaigns against University of Melbourne affiliation ban

25 years ago: US Air Force chief of staff cashiered

General Michael J. Dugan, the Air Force chief of staff, was summarily dismissed from his post on September 17, 1990 by US Defense Secretary Richard Cheney.

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50 years ago: Government of “national emergency” installed in Greece

On September 17, 1965, former Deputy Premier Stephanos Stephanopoulos was installed as prime minister of Greece by King Constantine.

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75 years ago: US Congress passes draft bill

On September 16, 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Service and Training Act, which required men from the ages of 26 to 35 to register for the draft.

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100 years ago: Tsar suspends Russian Duma amid mass strike wave

On 16 September, 1915, the Tsar suspended the Fourth Russian Duma, or parliament, amid a deepening crisis of the regime spurred by disastrous reversals in World War One, deepening social discontent, and a mass strike movement of the working class.

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Obama administration suppresses account of CIA torture

By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2015

Drumbeat grows for escalating war against Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 11 September 2015

Rupert Murdoch rehabilitates disgraced CEO Rebekah Brooks

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015

Why is Québec Solidaire silent about the betrayal of its “cousin” Syriza?

German pilots struggle: The right to strike requires a socialist perspective

Market turbulence linked to conflicts over ruling class policy

Workers Struggles

Strike by Seattle teachers continues through third day

By David Brown, 12 September 2015

2016 US Elections

Clinton pledges to outdo Obama in militarism

By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2015

Bernie Sanders: A “socialist” promoted by the US government

By Patrick Martin, 10 September 2015

Sanders pledges his campaign to save Democratic Party

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

The reactionary campaign around Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis

By Tom Carter, 10 September 2015

Six Republican presidential candidates back defiance of gay marriage ruling

The 2016 US election and the scapegoating of immigrants

By Bill Van Auken, 1 September 2015

Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

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75 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

75 years since the assassination of Trotsky: 1940-2015
Leon Trotsky’s place in history

By David North, 21 August 2015

Published here is a section of a lecture delivered on the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky. The full lecture is included in David North’s book, In Defense of Leon Trotsky.

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Joseph Kishore, 20 August 2015