India launches military attacks against Pakistan

By Keith Jones, 30 September 2016

Indian military strikes killed people in the “double-digits,” according to media reports, bringing South Asia perilously close to an all-out war with potentially catastrophic consequences.

After Kashmir attack, US media threaten to support India in war with Pakistan

More US troops sent to Iraq ahead of assault on Mosul

By James Cogan, 30 September 2016

Justifications have been given in advance for the slaughter of every person labelled a member of ISIS and for large numbers of civilian casualties.

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Congress overrides Obama veto of bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits

By Tom Carter, 30 September 2016

The White House is openly protecting the Saudi monarchy against charges that it supported the Al Qaeda terrorists who hijacked four airplanes on September 11, 2001.

JIT investigation blames Russia for MH17 crash in Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 30 September 2016

The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine set off a confrontation between NATO and Russia, as US officials charged that Moscow had shot down the jetliner.

Deutsche Bank plunge sparks talk of “Lehman moment”

Crisis at Germany’s Deutsche Bank intensifies

By Ulrich Rippert, 30 September 2016

Following the plunge in Deutsche Bank’s share price to its lowest level since 1983, Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, has announced a major restructuring.

New Jersey commuter train crash kills one and injures more than 100

By Alan Whyte, 30 September 2016

The tragedy is yet another expression of the disastrous state of US infrastructure, which has suffered decades of cuts.

Notes on police violence
Louisiana police release video of officers killing six-year-old Jeremy Mardis in 2015

By George Gallanis, 30 September 2016

Mardis was shot as he sat in his father’s car when police emptied 18 rounds into the vehicle, severely injuring the unarmed man and killing the boy instantly.

Police kill 30-year-old mentally ill man in El Cajon, California

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As union heads scramble to settle
Chicago teachers set strike date

By Kristina Betinis, 30 September 2016

After nearly a year and a half without a contract, the teachers union has set a walkout date for October 11.

Push to install right-wing Spanish government splits Socialist Party

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 30 September 2016

On Wednesday, half of the Spanish Socialist Party’s Federal Executive resigned, launching an inner-party putsch aiming to force the installation of a right-wing government.

Irish unions call off Dublin bus strike

By Dermot Quinn, 30 September 2016

The unions are winding down the dispute and paving the way for the defeat of their members’ struggle.

Berlin police shoot Iraqi refugee

By Verena Nees, 30 September 2016

The young father of three was shot dead after reacting to the alleged sexual assault of his six-year-old daughter by another man.

The Verdi union’s despicable role in the breakup of Germany’s Kaiser’s Tengelmann retail group

By Marianne Arens, 30 September 2016

Roundtable talks, secret negotiations, time limit extensions—the unions are seeking to ensure nothing prevents the smooth sell-off of the retail chain.

Infrastructure breakdown plunges Australian state into darkness

By Mike Head, 30 September 2016

Power went out across South Australia, cutting off electricity to 900,000 homes and throwing the state into chaos.

Australia: Immigration employees take industrial action in public sector dispute

By Oscar Grenfell, 30 September 2016

The limited stoppages are a continuation of the union’s attempts to isolate public sector workers and prevent a unified political and industrial fight against the government’s attacks.

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Значительная аудитория интервью Дэвида Норта, автора книги Четверть века войны: Стремление США к глобальному доминированию, 1990-2016

От нашего корреспондента, 30 сентября 2016 г.

В интервью был затронут широкий круг вопросов — от значения распада СССР до проимпериалистической политики псевдо-левых и революционной роли рабочего класса.

75 лет назад: Сталин взывает к американской и британской помощи

30 сентября 2016 г.

28 сентября 1941 года представители американского и британского империализма начали трехдневный цикл встреч в Кремле с советским диктатором Иосифом Сталиным для обсуждения вопроса об оказании военной помощи.

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Les États-Unis menacent la Russie de la fin de la coopération en Syrie, les combats font rage à Alep

Par Jordan Shilton, 30 septembre 2016

La mise en garde claire du secrétaire d’Etat américain John Kerry au ministre russe des Affaires étrangères Sergueï Lavrov mercredi que Washington pourrait rompre toute coopération bilatérale avec Moscou si les combats en Syrie continuent démontre que la situation est au bord de la guerre totale.

La capitulation de Corbyn devant l’aile droite et les leçons de la lutte pour la direction du Labour britannique

Par Chris Marsden, 30 septembre 2016

La Défense par Corbyn de l’emprise du Parti travailliste sur la classe ouvrière et son opposition à toute lutte contre l’aile droite du parti confirme la justesse de la position politique défendue par le Socialist Equality Party

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Corbyns Kapitulation vor dem rechten Flügel und die Lehren aus dem Kampf um die Labour-Führung

Von Chris Marsden, 30. September 2016

Corbyn setzt sich dafür ein, dass die Labour Party die Kontrolle über die Arbeiterklasse behält, und weigert sich, gegen den rechten Flügel zu kämpfen. Dies bestätigt die politische Einschätzung der Socialist Equality Party.

Deutsche Bankenkrise verschärft sich

Von Ulrich Rippert, 30. September 2016

Nachdem der Aktienkurs der Deutschen Bank zum Wochenanfang um 7,5 Prozent einbrach und damit auf den tiefsten Stand seit 1983 fiel, kündigte am Donnerstag auch die zweitgrößte deutsche Bank ein drastisches Umstrukturierungsprogramm an.

EU-Gipfel in Bratislava:
Großbritannien lehnt Pläne für europäische Militärunion ab

Von Johannes Stern, Alex Lantier, 30. September 2016

Bei einem informellen Gipfel der Verteidigungsminister der EU am Dienstag in Bratislava sprach sich der britische Verteidigungsminister Michael Fallon gegen deutsch-französische Pläne für eine europäische Militärunion und den Aufbau einer europäischen Armee aus.

USA drohen Russland mit Abbruch der Syrien-Gespräche

Von Jordan Shilton, 30. September 2016

Kerry droht Lawrow wegen der Angriffe auf Aleppo, die bilateralen Gespräche abzubrechen. Das zeigt, dass beide Staaten von einem offenen Krieg nicht mehr weit entfernt sind.

Die Lehren aus der Urwahl der Labour Party

Von Socialist Equality Party (UK), 30. September 2016

Diese SEP-Erklärung wurde beim Sonderkongress der Labour Party in Liverpool und bei einer Versammlung der Pro-Corbyn-Aktivisten der Momentum-Gruppe verteilt.

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New York Times brands Russia an “outlaw state”

30 September 2016

The Times’ hysterical rhetoric reflects a debate within ruling circles over whether to launch a major escalation of war before or after the US election.

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Online Interview with David North

Large audience for interview with David North, author of A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016

By our reporter, 29 September 2016

The online interview, which has been accessed more than 4,000 times, deals with the issues raised in North’s book and their relevance for contemporary politics.

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.

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

30 September 2016

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

Canadian autoworkers denounce contract sellout

By Carl Bronski, 29 September 2016

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2016: Part 2
The Chosen, on Trotsky, and other political subjects

By David Walsh, 29 September 2016

Toronto International Film Festival 2016: Part 1
How well does filmmaking reflect present-day life?

Clint Eastwood’s Sully: The “Miracle on the Hudson” dramatized

By Joanne Laurier, 28 September 2016


Corbyn’s capitulation to the right wing and the lessons of the UK Labour leadership contest

By Chris Marsden, 29 September 2016

UK Labour Party conference: Corbyn again prostrate before right wing

Slowdown in growth of trade highlights global economic stagnation

By Nick Beams, 29 September 2016

Economist magazine warns of revolutionary consequences of unprecedented corporate power

US threatens Russia with end to cooperation in Syria as fighting rages in Aleppo

By Jordan Shilton, 29 September 2016

Pentagon chief outlines preparations for nuclear war with Russia

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Sanders stumps for Clinton at University of New Hampshire

By Barry Grey, 29 September 2016

The US presidential debate and the war plans of the ruling class

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SPD, Left Party and Greens commence coalition talks after Berlin election

By Christoph Vandreier, 29 September 2016

The international significance of the Berlin election

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian workers and students speak out against US war drive

By our correspondents, 28 September 2016

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

New Zealand public meetings: The US Navy visit and the drive to war

By Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 27 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


New Zealand Labour Party marks its centenary

By Tom Peters, 29 September 2016

Contrary to the myths advanced by Labour’s apologists, the party was never socialist. It has always defended capitalism at home and supported imperialist war abroad.

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

SEP presidential candidates to be on the ballot in Louisiana

By our reporter, 26 September 2016

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


New fossil discovery may date origin of life on Earth earlier than previously known

By Philip Guelpa, 27 September 2016


“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

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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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.