62 dead, 100 wounded as US bombs Syrian army near Deir ez-Zor

By Alex Lantier, 19 September 2016

The bombing threatens to escalate the Syrian conflict into all-out war pitting the US-led NATO alliance against Russia and Syria.

US special forces flee “moderate” rebels in Syria

Pentagon openly challenges US-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria

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Bernie Sanders campaigns for Clinton at Ohio campuses

By Tom Hall, 19 September 2016

Sanders is giving his full support to a candidate who personifies the financial aristocracy he claimed to oppose during his election campaign.

Clinton campaign in crisis over plunging support among younger voters

Clinton’s fall in the polls and the crisis of the Democratic Party

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Governor deploys National Guard and state police after bombing in New York

By Philip Guelpa, 19 September 2016

Following the explosion of one bomb and the discovery of a second in an upscale Manhattan neighborhood, police and military presence is heightened throughout the city.

Berlin election results show growing anger towards establishment parties

By Johannes Stern, 19 September 2016

All of the main parties in the Berlin state House of Representatives elections represent the same right-wing, anti-social programme.

The international significance of the Berlin election

Berlin election: Pseudo-left supports right-wing election campaign of the Left Party

War danger surges as India blames Pakistan for attack on Kashmir base

By V. Gnana, 19 September 2016

Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed yesterday morning in Indian-administered Kashmir when fighters assaulted a military base at Uri.

India-China tensions rise, as New Delhi aligns with Washington

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 19 September 2016

Geo-political tensions between India and China are growing sharper, as India asserts itself as South Asia’s regional hegemon and an Indian Ocean power.

Japan to conduct South China Sea patrols with US

By Peter Symonds, 19 September 2016

Japan has no claims in the South China Sea but, like the US, is exploiting the territorial disputes to further its own interests in South East Asia.

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Philippine foreign secretary says Manila will no longer be US “little brown brother”

By Joseph Santolan, 19 September 2016

As President Duterte downplays the South China Sea dispute with China, Washington is mounting a cynical “human rights” campaign to pressure the Philippines back into line.

Strike deadline looms at GM Canada

By Carl Bronski, 19 September 2016

The aim of the automaker and Unifor is to use the threat of job losses to push through another corporate-friendly agreement to set the pattern at Ford and Fiat-Chrysler.

For a counteroffensive against the auto bosses!
A socialist-internationalist strategy for Canadian Detroit Three workers

UAW balks at solidarity action as Canadian auto talks continue

Detroit Federation of Teachers pushes through sellout contract

By Nancy Hanover, 19 September 2016

Educators greeted the agreement with anger and skepticism in the face of the concerted attempts by the union to derail their struggles over the course of the last year.

Long Island University lockout ends with contract extension and no issues resolved

By Alan Whyte, 19 September 2016

The union, which has pledged not to strike through the 2016-1017 school year, also agreed to mediation in future negotiations for a settlement.

Retiring British general urges preparations for war with Russia

By Steve James, 19 September 2016

Retiring General Sir Richard Barrons is unusually frank in laying out the nature of the military conflicts he says Britain must prepare for.

Divisions erupt at post-Brexit Bratislava summit as EU calls for military-police build-up

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Парламентские выборы в России проходят в условиях углубления экономического и геополитического кризиса

Владимир Волков, 17 сентября 2016 г.

Выборы в Государственную думу, которые состоятся в воскресенье, проходят в условиях продолжающегося экономического упадка и роста трений в правящей элите России.

В память о ветеране троцкизма Билле Брусте спустя двадцать пять лет после его смерти

Фред Мазелис, 17 сентября 2016 г.

15 сентября исполнилась двадцать пятая годовщина смерти ветерана троцкизма Билла Бруста, политическая борьба которого как революционного социалиста охватила период в 53 года.

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L’UE demande un renforcement militaire et policier, des divisions éclatent au sommet post-Brexit de Bratislava

Par Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 19 septembre 2016

Le Premier ministre italien Matteo Renzi a refusé de participer à une conférence de presse conjointe après le sommet et a publiquement attaqué les propositions de l’UE sur la politique économique et les réfugiés.

La signification internationale des élections à Berlin

Par Peter Schwarz, 19 septembre 2016

La classe dirigeante allemande envisage de former un gouvernement « rouge-rouge-vert » pour étouffer l’opposition au militarisme et à l’austérité.

Des centaines de milliers se mobilisent à nouveau contre la loi Travail

Par V. Gnana et Stéphane Hugues, 19 septembre 2016

Une profonde opposition populaire persiste à la loi, même après que les syndicats ont arrêté les manifestations pendant les vacances d'été.

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Die internationale Bedeutung der Berlinwahl

Von Peter Schwarz, 17. September 2016

Die Berliner Abgeordnetenhauswahl vom kommenden Sonntag findet unter Bedingungen einer dramatischen internationalen Krise statt.

Erfolgreiche Wahlabschlussveranstaltung der PSG in Berlin

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 17. September 2016

Führende Vertreter der PSG sowie der Vierten Internationale (IKVI) erläuterten eine sozialistische Perspektive, die den Widerstand gegen Krieg mit dem Kampf gegen soziale Ungleichheit, Staatsaufrüstung und Fremdenfeindlichkeit verbindet.

Lebhafte Diskussion im Anschluss an die Wahlveranstaltung der PSG

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 17. September 2016

Im Anschluss an die Wahlabschluss-Versammlung der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in der Ufa-Fabrik in Berlin-Tempelhof nutzten die Gäste die Zeit, um im Forum vor dem Saal über die Redebeiträge, die Perspektiven der Vierten Internationale und das Programm der PSG zu diskutieren. Viele deckten sich am Büchertisch mit Literatur ein, um die Fragen vertiefen zu können.

USA gaben seit dem 11. September 2001 fast 5 Billionen Dollar für Kriege aus

Von Bill Van Auken, 17. September 2016

Ein neuer Bericht der Brown University beziffert die Ausgaben Washingtons seit dem 11. September 2001 für die Kriege, die es unter dem Vorwand des Kampfs gegen den Terror geführt hat, auf nahezu fünf Billionen Dollar.

Rechter Mob jagt Flüchtlinge durch Bautzen

Von Katerina Selin, 17. September 2016

Die rechte Politik aller etablierten Parteien und die unablässige Hetze gegen Flüchtlinge ermutigen rechtsextreme Kräfte zu offener Gewalt.

Frankreich: Hunderttausende demonstrieren erneut gegen Arbeitsgesetz

Von V. Gnana und Stéphane Hugues, 17. September 2016

Obwohl die Gewerkschaften die Proteste gegen das Gesetz während des Sommers eingestellt hatten, herrscht in der Bevölkerung weiterhin starker Widerstand.

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The threat of world war: The great unmentionable in the 2016 campaign

19 September 2016

Neither Clinton nor Trump is discussing the increasing likelihood of a US war with Russia or China, although the Pentagon is making active preparations.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP/IYSSE issues call for socialist anti-war conference
Register today at sep2016.com/conference

On November 5, the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality will hold a conference, “Socialism vs. Capitalism & War,” at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan to mobilize workers and young people against the war policies of US and world imperialism.

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

“The US has one of the most undemocratic electoral systems in the world”
SEP candidate denounces exclusion of Libertarians, Greens from debates

By Jerry White, 19 September 2016

The US Commission on Presidential Debates is excluding the Libertarian and Green Party presidential candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, from the first presidential debate.

SEP candidate Naomi Spencer denounces “decertification” by West Virginia Secretary of State

Naomi Spencer – SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16, 19 September 2016

Naomi Spencer, the SEP’s candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates, issued this statement after being informed that her name is being removed from the ballot.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White denounces war, advances socialist program at third party forum

By our reporter, 17 September 2016

West Virginia Supreme Court rules against independent petitioner

Naomi Spencer—SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16, 15 September 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

Young Euro Classic: International music festival in shadow of European Union crisis

By Verena Nees, 19 September 2016

The summer music festival was held in Berlin for the seventeenth time and attracted an audience of 26,000 to the Berlin concert hall at the Gendarmenmarkt.

Hell or High Water: A remarkable snapshot

By Charles Bogle, 14 September 2016

25 years ago: US stages new provocation against Iraq

On September 24, 1991, the United States dispatched a Patriot missile team from Germany to Saudi Arabia in a new threat to Iraq.

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50 year ago: North Vietnam rejects US surrender demand

On September 23, 1966, the government of North Vietnam rejected a US proposal for a halt to the American bombing campaign against North Vietnamese targets.

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75 years ago: Nazi forces complete capture of Kiev

On September 19, 1941, the Soviet city of Kiev, capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, fell to German military forces.

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100 years ago: German Social Democrats hold last united conference

On September 21, 1916, the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) held its last united national conference, amid irreconcilable divisions between different factions over Germany’s role in World War I.

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The unions “are shameless crooks that live on the backs of our work”
Immigrant workers in Los Angeles speak on war and social conditions

By our reporters, 16 September 2016

Workers Struggles

Hundreds of thousands march in new protest against French labour law

Minnesota Nurses Strike

Sanders covers for union isolation of Minnesota nurses’ strike

By Anthony Bertolt, 16 September 2016

Minnesota nurses strike at critical juncture

By our reporting team, 13 September 2016

SEP presidential candidate discusses elections with striking Minnesota nurses


Auto companies continue assault on jobs, working conditions
One year since 2015 US auto contract battle

By Shannon Jones, 17 September 2016

Brazilian prosecutors charge ex-president Lula as “commander” of Petrobras bribery racket

By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2016

After the impeachment: Brazil’s pseudo lefts shift further rightward

European Commission President Juncker calls for state-build up and war

Further considerations on the household income report: Poverty and inequality in America

The 2008 crisis and the lessons of history

25 years since the death of Bill Brust

A remembrance of veteran Trotskyist Bill Brust, twenty-five years after his death

By Fred Mazelis, 15 September 2016

Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of veteran Trotskyist Bill Brust, whose political struggle as a revolutionary socialist spanned 53 years.

The Life and Times of Bill Brust

By David North, 15 September 2016

This speech, originally delivered by David North at a memorial meeting in Minneapolis in 1991, reviews the life and political legacy of Bill Brust.

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Fifteen years since the 9/11 attacks

By the WSWS editorial board, 12 September 2016

Below are several articles from the archive of the World Socialist Web Site on the response of the Socialist Equality Party to the attacks of 9/11 and the reaction of the George W. Bush administration.

The political roots of 9/11

By David North and David Walsh, 12 September 2001

Was the US government alerted to September 11 attack?

Part 1: Warnings in advance

Part 2: Watching the hijackers

Part 3: The United States and Mideast terrorism

Part 4: The refusal to investigate

International Committee of the Fourth International

“You are a man of unimpeachable revolutionary integrity”
On the 75th birthday of Sri Lankan Trotskyist leader Wije Dias

By David North, 9 September 2016

In his greetings, David North reviewed the significance of the more than 50-year struggle for revolutionary internationalism waged by Wije Dias, the leader of the SEP in Sri Lanka.