Protests continue in Charlotte, North Carolina as police refuse to release video of fatal shooting

By David Brown, 23 September 2016

North Carolina’s National Guard deployed on the streets of Charlotte Thursday after the state’s governor declared a state of emergency in response to protests over the latest police killing.

The police murder in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Germany and France press ahead with a European military union

By Johannes Stern, 23 September 2016

A joint paper by the German and French defence ministers calls for the development of an independent European military and great power policy.

German foreign minister calls for no-fly zone over Syria

By Johannes Stern, 23 September 2016

A no-fly zone enforced by the US, Germany or other NATO powers would not be a peace initiative, but rather the prelude to a vast escalation of the Western-incited war for regime change in Syria.

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

Australian aircraft involved in provocative US-led airstrike in Syria

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Blairite coup to continue despite UK Labour leadership vote outcome

By Julie Hyland, 23 September 2016

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to win the Labour Party leadership contest comfortably against his challenger, Owen Smith, despite the vicious campaign, initiated by the Blairite right wing, to depose him.

ECB signals more austerity amid mounting economic divisions in Europe

By Alex Lantier, 23 September 2016

Despite a deepening economic slump, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi signaled continued austerity against workers and handouts to the banks.

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

Opposition mounts among GM Canada workers
Unifor refuses to release “contract” before Sunday vote

By Carl Bronski, 23 September 2016

Opposition is growing to Unifor’s attempt to ram through a sell-out deal without even providing the supposed “agreement” to General Motors Canada workers.

Unifor touts collaboration with big business Liberals after blocking strike at GM Canada

By Roger Jordan, 23 September 2016

The mutual backslapping between Unifor and the Liberals over the latest sell-out deal must be taken as a warning by workers.

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

SEP presidential candidate speaks with Canadian autoworkers about contract battle

CEO of EpiPen maker testifies before US Congress

By Brad Dixon, 23 September 2016

The congressional hearing was called after Mylan acquired the EpiPen from another company and then hiked the price by more than 500 percent.

India’s Defence Minister reaffirms vow to “punish” Pakistan

By K. Ratnayake and Keith Jones, 23 September 2016

Combining colossal stupidity with criminal recklessness, India’s Defence Minister pooh-poohed Pakistan’s threats to use its recently deployed tactical nuclear weapons sooner rather than later in any war.

India and Pakistan teeter on the precipice of war

Hundreds feared drowned as migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

By Paul Mitchell, 23 September 2016

European governments and the European Union bear full responsibility for turning the Mediterranean into a watery grave.

New Australian “anti-terror” laws overturn basic legal rights

By Mike Head, 23 September 2016

The political establishment is moving, as a matter of high priority, to bolster the repressive police-intelligence apparatus.

New Zealand: Labour Party MP leads Auckland mayoral race

By Sam Price, 23 September 2016

Like the National Party government, Goff is advocating austerity measures, asset sales, redundancies, a new fuel tax and more police officers.

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Hindistan’da Keşmir saldırısının ardından Pakistan karşıtı kampanya

Wasantha Rupasinghe, 23 Eylül 2016

Hindistan ile Pakistan arasındaki gerilimler, Hindistan karşıtı İslamcı militanların, tartışmalı Keşmir bölgesinde iki ülke arasındaki fiili sınır yakınında bulunan Uri’deki Hindistan askeri üssüne Pazar günü giriştikleri saldırının ardından artmaya devam ediyor.

2008 krizi ve tarihin dersleri

Nick Beams, 23 Eylül 2016

Kesin veriler, Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi tarafından o zamanlar yapılan, mali krizin dönemsel bir ekonomik olay değil, küresel kapitalist ekonominin bütün temellerinin çöküşü olduğu çözümlemesini doğruluyor.

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Les États-Unis font pression pour une « zone d’exclusion aérienne » et le conflit syrien dégénère

Par Bill Vann Auken, 23 septembre 2016

Washington exploite l’attaque d’un convoi d’aide de l’ONU afin de renforcer la position des milices islamistes qu’il soutient.

L’Assemblée générale des Nations unies se réunit sur fond d’escalade militaire mondiale

Par Andre Damon, 23 septembre 2016

Le président américain Barack Obama a pris la parole mardi à l’assemblée des Nations unies sur fond de conflits croissants au Moyen-Orient, en Europe de l’est et en Asie.

La neo-fasciste Marine Le Pen lance sa campagne pour les élections présidentielles françaises de 2017

Par Kumaran Ira, 23 septembre 2016

L’émergence de Le Pen comme prétendante au pouvoir, au milieu d’un état d’urgence imposé par le Parti socialiste, signale l’effondrement accéléré de la démocratie française.

La menace de guerre mondiale: le tabou des élections présidentielles américaines de 2016

Par Patrick Martin, 23 septembre 2016

Ni Clinton ni Trump ne parlent de la probabilité grandissante d’une guerre contre la Chine ou la Russie, même si le Pentagone est activement en train de la préparer.

Que signifie une coalition rouge-rouge-verte à Berlin ?

Par Christoph Vandreier, 23 septembre 2016

Après les élections législatives locales de dimanche à Berlin, le parti Die Linke, les Verts et les sociaux-démocrates s’apprêtent à former une coalition.

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Der Polizeimord in Charlotte, North Carolina

Von Patrick Martin, 23. September 2016

Der Polizeimord und die Proteste in Charlotte, North Carolina, sind Ausdruck der wachsenden sozialen Spannungen in den USA.

Steinmeier fordert Flugverbotszone über Syrien

Von Johannes Stern, 23. September 2016

Eine Flugverbotszone, die von den USA, Deutschland oder anderen Nato-Mächten durchgesetzt würde, wäre keine Friedensinitiative, sondern der Beginn einer massiven Eskalation des vom Westen angeheizten Regimewechsel-Kriegs in Syrien.

USA drängen auf „Flugverbotszone“ in Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 23. September 2016

Washington nutzt den Angriff auf einen UN-Hilfskonvoi aus, um die Position seiner islamistischen Stellvertretermilizen zu stärken.

Ein neues Buch von David North
Kriegszeiten: Das Weltmachtstreben der USA 1990-2016

Von David North, 23. September 2016

Wir veröffentlichen an dieser Stelle das Vorwort zum neuen Buch von David North, „A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990-2016“. Eine deutsche Übersetzung ist in Vorbereitung.

Grün-Schwarz in Baden-Württemberg für Bundeswehreinsatz im Innern

Von Anna Rombach und Marianne Arens, 23. September 2016

Die Koalition unter Winfried Kretschmann (Grüne) und Thomas Strobl (CDU) erweist sich als Vorreiter von Militarismus, Sparpolitik und Angriffen auf Flüchtlinge.

Oliver Stones Film „Snowden“ in den Kinos
Die NSA „überzieht die ganze Welt mit einem Schleppnetz“

Von Joanne Laurier und David Walsh, 23. September 2016

In dieser Woche ist der Film des amerikanischen Regisseurs Oliver Stone über den Whistleblower und ehemaligen NSA-Agenten Edward Snowden in den deutschen Kinos angelaufen.

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The New York bombings: Feeding the “war on terror”

23 September 2016

As with virtually every other terrorist act on American soil since 9/11, the latest bombings were carried out by someone known to US intelligence agencies.

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Online Interview with David North

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.

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP candidate restored to ballot in West Virginia

By our reporter, 23 September 2016

On Thursday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against plans by the Secretary of State to remove Naomi Spencer and other independent candidates from the ballot.

“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

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

22 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

Live online discussion with WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh
Toronto International Film Festival 2016: How well does filmmaking reflect present-day life?

23 September 2016

Today, September 23, at 7:00 pm Eastern Time, the WSWS is hosting an online discussion with David Walsh that will be broadcast live on the WSWS Facebook page,

Leonardo da Vinci–The Genius in Milan: The marketing of genius

By Lee Parsons, 23 September 2016

The film is being distributed in over 50 countries this year and comes out of the largest exhibition ever mounted in Italy of the work of the great polymath, Leonardo da Vinci.

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

By David Walsh, 22 September 2016

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

By Joanne Laurier and David Walsh, 20 September 2016

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

23 September 2016

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

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

By Ron Jorgenson, 21 September 2016

Minnesota nurses strike at critical juncture

By our reporting team, 13 September 2016

Sanders covers for union isolation of Minnesota nurses’ strike

SEP presidential candidate discusses elections with striking Minnesota nurses


The significance of the PSG’s election campaign in Berlin

By Christoph Vandreier, 22 September 2016

Clinton courts wealthy donors

By Josh Varlin, 22 September 2016

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

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Australia: Socialist Alternative conference promotes racial politics and the unions

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 September 2016

UN General Assembly convenes amid global military escalation

By Andre Damon, 21 September 2016

International Committee of the Fourth International

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

21 September 2016

“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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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.