US pushes for “no fly” zone as Syrian conflict escalates

By Bill Van Auken, 22 September 2016

Washington is exploiting the attack on a UN aid convoy in a bid to strengthen the position of US-backed Islamist militias.

Australian aircraft involved in provocative US-led airstrike in Syria

By Peter Symonds, 22 September 2016

Canberra is so enmeshed in Washington’s proxy war in the Middle East that it could find itself on the frontline of a conflict with Russia.

US intensifies campaign against Russia following attack on aid convoy in Syria

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NASDAQ hits record after US and Japanese central banks signal continued stimulus

By Nick Beams, 22 September 2016

Global stocks rallied as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revised down its global growth estimate, citing weak trade growth and lower productivity.

Clinton courts wealthy donors

By Josh Varlin, 22 September 2016

As Clinton’s support among the broader population, especially youth, wanes, she is increasingly turning toward the rich and super-rich.

UC Berkeley reinstates class on Palestine after protests

By David Brown, 22 September 2016

The class had been suspended after a campaign by right-wing Zionist groups and was reinstated when the actions of the UC administration became more widely known.

The significance of the PSG’s election campaign in Berlin

By Christoph Vandreier, 22 September 2016

Workers will rapidly come into conflict with the social attacks carried out by a red-red-green coalition and the further preparations for war.

After the Berlin state election
German government steps up anti-refugee agitation

What is the significance of a red-red-green coalition in Berlin?

German supermarket chain to be broken up with thousands of jobs lost

By Marianne Arens, 22 September 2016

The trade unions and the SPD have given their seal of approval to the destruction of jobs, wages and workers’ rights in the store chain merger.

Neo-fascist Marine Le Pen launches 2017 French presidential election bid

By Kumaran Ira, 22 September 2016

Le Pen's emergence as a contender for power, amid a state of emergency imposed by the Socialist Party, points to the accelerating collapse of French democracy.

Polish government strengthens the far right

Sweden upholds Assange arrest warrant

By Paul Mitchell, 22 September 2016

The significance of the Swedish decision is underscored by the revelations from WikiLeaks, which have led US news outlets to declare they could determine who becomes the next American president.

Michigan governor secretly abolished Flint’s right to sue

By James Brewer, 22 September 2016

Six months ago, unbeknown to the public, a resolution from the governor’s office was passed, effectively preventing the city from suing the state over the water crisis.

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L'International Socialist Organization soutient l'escalade de l'OTAN en Syrie

Par Alex Lantier et David North, 22 septembre 2016

Les liens étroits qui existent entre la propagande de guerre de la CIA et les écrits de l'ISO qui soutiennent la guerre en Syrie sont de plus en plus visibles.

Pour une contre-offensive contre les patrons de l’automobile!

Déclaration du Parti l’égalité socialiste (Canada), 22 septembre 2016

Pour empêcher Unifor de saboter leur lutte, les travailleurs de l’automobile doivent construire de nouvelles organisations de lutte, démocratiquement menées par les travailleurs de la base.

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Die Bedeutung des Wahlkampfs der PSG

Von Christoph Vandreier, 22. September 2016

Arbeiter werden rasch in heftige Konflikte mit der Kürzungspolitik eines rot-rot-grünen Senats und der weiteren Kriegsvorbereitung geraten. Der Aufbau der PSG gewinnt unter diesen Bedingungen große Dringlichkeit.

UN-Generalversammlung inmitten weltweiter Militäreskalation

Von Andre Damon, 22. September 2016

US-Präsident Barack Obama sprach am Dienstag vor der UN-Generalversammlung, während sich die Konflikte in Nahost, Osteuropa und Asien verschärfen.

Nach Angriff auf Hilfskonvoi in Syrien: USA verschärfen Hetze gegen Russland

Von Bill Van Auken, 22. September 2016

Die gleichen Medien, die den amerikanischen Luftangriff auf das syrische Militär als „Irrtum“ abgetan haben, machen jetzt Russland und Syrien für den Angriff auf einen Hilfskonvoi verantwortlich.

Deutschland und Frankreich treiben europäische Militärunion voran

Von Johannes Stern, 22. September 2016

Ein gemeinsames Papier der deutschen Verteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen und ihres französischen Kollegen Jean-Yves Le Drian fordert die Entwicklung einer unabhängigen europäischen Militär- und Großmachtpolitik.

Indien macht Pakistan für Angriff auf Stützpunkt in Kaschmir verantwortlich

Von V. Gnana, 22. September 2016

Am Sonntag wurden siebzehn indische Soldaten getötet und mindestens zwanzig weitere schwer verletzt, als eine indische Militärbasis in Uri angegriffen wurde.

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The police murder in Charlotte, North Carolina

22 September 2016

The police killing and eruption of protests in Charlotte, North Carolina are expressions of seething social tensions and the class divide in America.

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November 5 Antiwar Conference

SEP/IYSSE issues call for socialist anti-war conference
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Socialism vs. Capitalism and War
The SEP and IYSSE schedule November 5 antiwar conference in Detroit

The purpose of the conference in Detroit is to politically mobilize workers and young people against the war policies of US and world imperialism, which threaten to escalate into a nuclear Third World War.

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International Socialist Organization backs NATO escalation in Syria

By Alex Lantier and David North, 21 September 2016

The close links between CIA war propaganda and the ISO’s writings supporting war in Syria are virtually self-evident.

Arts Review

American playwright Edward Albee: The character of his opposition to the status quo

By David Walsh, 22 September 2016

Albee is best remembered for The Zoo Story (1959), The Death of Bessie Smith (1960), The Sandbox (1960), The American Dream (1961), and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962).

Oliver Stone’s Snowden: The NSA is “running a dragnet on the whole world”

By Joanne Laurier and David Walsh, 20 September 2016

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

“An antiwar movement has to start in every country”
Pittsburgh students and workers discuss war and the 2016 elections

By Zac Corrigan, 22 September 2016

SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth campaigned in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he talked to students and workers about the 2016 elections and the danger of war.

US SEP Presidential Candidate Jerry White to speak in Montreal this Saturday

22 September 2016

White’s campaign is directed at mobilizing workers in the US, Canada, and around the world against war and social inequality and the capitalist system in which they are rooted.

SEP candidate files motion for restraining order against West Virginia Secretary of State

By our reporter, 21 September 2016

SEP candidate files lawsuit to restore ballot status in West Virginia

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


Australia: Socialist Alternative conference promotes racial politics and the unions

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 September 2016

The pseudo-left SAlt pushes various forms of identity politics, to cut across and suppress growing opposition to social inequality, the escalating assault on democratic rights, and war.

UN General Assembly convenes amid global military escalation

By Andre Damon, 21 September 2016

India and Pakistan teeter on the precipice of war

By Keith Jones, 21 September 2016

Questions mount over government contacts with NYC bomb suspect

By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2016

Canadian Auto Struggle

Demand release of full details and two weeks to vote
Contract “framework” at GM Canada continues attack on autoworkers

By Carl Bronski, 21 September 2016

SEP presidential candidate speaks with Canadian autoworkers about contract battle

Unifor blocks strike at GM Canada

International Committee of the Fourth International

Public meeting in Chennai, India: Oppose the imperialist war drive! Fight for socialist program!

21 September 2016

The Indian government’s deepening involvement in the US preparations for war against China is occurring behind the backs of the Indian working class and poor.

“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.

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

Minnesota Nurses Strike

Allina nurses’ strike and the union’s fraudulent “corporate campaign”

By Ron Jorgenson, 21 September 2016

Sanders covers for union isolation of Minnesota nurses’ strike

Minnesota nurses strike at critical juncture

By our reporting team, 13 September 2016

SEP presidential candidate discusses elections with striking Minnesota nurses

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.