US accuses Russia of “war crimes” as danger of clash in Syria mounts

By Jordan Shilton, 26 September 2016

The hypocritical accusations of war crimes hurled at Moscow by the US, Britain and France are an attempt to provide a cover for their reckless policy of regime change in Syria.

Top US general warns Syrian “no-fly” zone means war with Russia

International Socialist Organization backs NATO escalation in Syria

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Charlotte police release videos showing Keith Scott with arms down as he was shot

By Tom Carter, 26 September 2016

In an effort to quell ongoing unrest, officials in Charlotte, North Carolina released videos Saturday that show portions of Keith Scott’s fatal encounter with police officers on September 20.

Police kill 23-year-old man in Louisville, Nebraska

By Nick Barrickman, 26 September 2016

Police violence and the social crisis in America

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Japan scrambles fighter to intercept Chinese military aircraft

By Peter Symonds, 26 September 2016

While the Chinese planes were outside Japanese air space, the incident highlights the sharp tensions in North East Asia amid the ongoing US military build-up in the region.

UK Labour right views Corbyn’s compromises as chance to resume offensive

By Chris Marsden, 26 September 2016

Far from accepting Corbyn’s increased majority in the Labour leadership contest, the media and the party are discussing how leadership can be restored to the right wing.

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected leader of UK Labour Party

Lessons of Labour’s leadership contest

Unifor president jeered by hundreds at Oshawa meeting
GM Canada workers narrowly approve sellout deal

By Carl Bronski, 26 September 2016

Having rammed through a concessionary 4-year “pattern agreement” at GM, Unifor will now try to impose it on workers employed at Ford’s and Fiat-Chrysler’s Canadian operations.

GM autoworkers denounce Unifor at ratification meeting

By our reporters, 26 September 2016

Vote “No” on GM Canada contract
Build rank-and-file committees to resist Unifor sellout!

Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi government

By Evan Blake, 26 September 2016

With his veto, Obama is seeking to maintain ties with the monarchy in Saudi Arabia by stifling any inquiries into its role in the 9/11 attacks.

Pennsylvania workers’ wages decline while rich become richer

By Douglas Lyons, 26 September 2016

A recent report underscores the economic decline workers have experienced over the past half century while the super-rich carried out a “radical redistribution” of wealth.

Two years since the kidnapping of the 43 Ayotzinapa students in Mexico

By Rafael Azul, 26 September 2016

Two years after the disappearance of the teaching students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, the Peña Nieto administration continues to shield the real culprits.

French right-wing candidate Alain Juppé warns of rising anti-Muslim hysteria

By Kumaran Ira, 26 September 2016

Juppé’s party played a major role in stoking anti-Muslim sentiment, and his statement that it has placed France on the verge of “civil war” is a damning self-indictment.

Croatian parliamentary election fails to resolve political crisis

By Markus Salzmann, 26 September 2016

Only 54 percent, slightly more than half, of eligible voters took part in the election, 10 percent fewer than in the last election 10 months ago.

Notes on the London housing crisis
Number of London homeless sleeping on the streets tops 8,000 nightly

By Allison Smith, 26 September 2016

More than 8,000 people "sleep rough" in London each night, and for these vulnerable citizens the average life expectancy is just 47 years.

Australian government claims refugee policy “best in the world”

By Max Newman, 26 September 2016

At the UN summit, Prime Minister Turnbull urged countries to adopt Australia’s “border protection” regime.

Sri Lanka government raises VAT following IMF demands

By Saman Gunadasa, 26 September 2016

The increased taxes highlight the International Monetary Fund’s control over Sri Lankan financial and economic affairs.

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North Carolina-Charlotte’daki polis cinayeti

Patrick Martin, 26 Eylül 2016

Yüzlerce insan, polisin kentteki son dehşet verici cinayetini ve polis eliyle bu yılki 839. ölümü protesto etmek için North Carolina-Charlotte’ta Salı gecesi ve Çarşamba günü sokaklara döküldü.

GM Kanada toplu sözleşmesine “Hayır” oyu verin
Unifor sendikasının satışına direnmek için taban komiteleri inşa edin!

Roger Jordan, 26 Eylül 2016

Sosyalist bir programa ve enternasyonalist bir perspektife dayanan yeni bir stratejiyi benimseme mücadelesinde, WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, GM’deki ve Kuzey Amerika genelindeki otomotiv işçilerine en yakın işbirliğini sunmaktadır.

PSG’nin Berlin’deki seçim kampanyasının önemi

Christoph Vandreier, 26 Eylül 2016

SPD, Sol Parti ve Yeşiller’den oluşan bir eyalet yönetimi, aynı herhangi bir burjuva koalisyon gibi, işçi sınıfına yönelik saldırıyı hızlandıracak ve bu süreçte, siyaset kurumunu daha da sağa itecektir.

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Un général américain haut-placé prévient qu’une zone d’exclusion aérienne en Syrie signifie la guerre avec la Russie

Par Bill Van Auken, 26 septembre 2016

La mise en garde du général de la marine, Joseph Dunford, est intervenue au moment où de nouveaux plans pour l’escalade de l’intervention américaine dans la région et l’intensification des combats en Syrie sont en préparation.

La violence policière et la crise sociale aux États-Unis

Par Joseph Kishore, 26 septembre 2016

Tant le meurtre de Keith Scott que les protestations qui ont éclaté à Charlotte en Caroline du Nord, ont crûment révélé les tensions sociales profondes et les divisions de classes.

L’Allemagne et la France poussent à la mise en place de l’union militaire européenne

Par Johannes Stern, 26 septembre 2016

Un document conjoint des ministres allemand et français de la Défense réclame l’élaboration d’une politique militaire et de grande puissance indépendante et européenne.

Mobiliser les travailleurs contre le régime Sri Lankais Sirisena-Wickremesinghe-Sampanthan !

Par V. Gnana, 26 septembre 2016

Les travailleurs et les jeunes se joignant à un rassemblement contre la Tamil Nationalist Alliance à Jaffna ont besoin d’une perspective socialiste pour unir les travailleurs de toutes les ethnies dans la lutte contre la guerre.

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On the eve of the US election debate: The politics of the grotesque

26 September 2016

The first debate of the presidential election campaign takes place under conditions of growing crisis, both at home and abroad.

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Online Interview with David North

November 5 Antiwar Conference

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.

Register today at

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

“I’d say it’s the worst election ever”
US autoworkers speak out on war, inequality and the 2016 elections

By Eric London and Thomas Gaist, 26 September 2016

In working class cities, suburbs and rural towns across the United States, the hatred for Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is palpable.

SEP presidential candidates to be on the ballot in Louisiana

By our reporter, 26 September 2016

The accomplishment followed efforts of SEP members in Louisiana, who traveled throughout the state’s six congressional districts to get the required electors.

Jerry White speaks in Detroit and Ann Arbor
SEP presidential candidate warns of war dangers

By a reporting team, 24 September 2016

SEP candidate restored to ballot in West Virginia

By our reporter, 23 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


“Democracy doesn’t exist in the United States”
Students at Wayne State and San Diego State universities speak on war and the 2016 elections

the IYSSE, 26 September 2016

The IYSSE interviewed students and youth across the country at student welcome week events at the beginning of the school year.

25 years ago: Military coup in Haiti

The Haitian military carried out a bloody military coup on September 30, 1991, overthrowing President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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50 year ago: Klansman acquitted of murder of Viola Liuzzo

On September 27, 1966, a state court in Alabama acquitted Eugene Thomas, one of four Ku Klux Klan members who murdered Detroit civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo.

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75 years ago: Stalin appeals for American and British aid

On September 28, 1941 representatives of American and British imperialism began three days of meetings in the Kremlin with Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to discuss the establishment of avenues for military aid.

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100 years ago: The Battle of Thiepval Ridge at the Somme

On September 26, 1916, British forces launched an attack on Thiepval Ridge as part of their new offensive in the final stages of the Battle of the Somme.

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SPD continues talks with the Left Party, Greens about next Berlin Senate

By Christoph Vandreier, 24 September 2016

The significance of the PSG’s election campaign in Berlin

Financial parasitism and the rising war danger

By Nick Beams, 24 September 2016

Mobilise workers against Sri Lanka’s Sirisena-Wickremesinghe-Sampanthan regime!

By V. Gnana, 24 September 2016

India-Pakistan Conflict

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

By K. Ratnayake and Keith Jones, 23 September 2016

India and Pakistan teeter on the precipice of war

Arts Review

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

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

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 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.