As election tightens, Clinton steps up right-wing appeals

By Patrick Martin, 3 November 2016

In response to an improper intervention by the FBI into the presidential campaign, the Democrats are intensifying their efforts to woo the military-intelligence apparatus.

The 2016 US election and the crisis of the two-party system

Political warfare explodes in Washington

Leaked emails reveal Clinton campaign deception over Flint

Two death penalty propositions on California ballot

By Adam Mclean, 3 November 2016

From a class standpoint, it is impossible to support an anti-death penalty proposition that expands life imprisonment without parole and other forms of punishment of prisoners.

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Nearly one-third of Chicago teachers reject CTU concessions deal

By Alexander Fangmann, 3 November 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union on Tuesday announced the ratification of a concessions-laden contract.

The International Socialist Organization and the Chicago teachers contract betrayal

Unifor promotes concession contracts and big business Liberals

By Roger Jordan, 3 November 2016

Unifor works with the auto bosses to ensure their Canadian operations are “globally competitive,” while collaborating with the big business Liberals in pursuing austerity and war.

Unifor announces sell-out agreement with Ford Canada

Protests erupt in Morocco after fish salesman killed

By Alex Lantier, 3 November 2016

Mohamed Fikri was crushed to death in a trash compactor Friday as he tried to prevent authorities from destroying his merchandise.

Chair of UK Iraq War Inquiry: Tony Blair went “beyond the facts” to justify invasion

By Paul Mitchell, 3 November 2016

The British parliament, led by the Labour government, voted for an illegal war because it agreed with Blair that supporting the US was a strategic imperative.

Defence Minister Fallon declares UK ready for war with Russia

By Robert Stevens, 3 November 2016

Fallon told Parliament’s Defence Committee that Britain’s armed forces were central to the ongoing NATO encirclement of Russia.

What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US?

The great diversion: Democrats focus on sex scandal as conflict with Russia escalates

Pro-Russian candidate leads in Moldovan presidential election

By Markus Salzmann, 3 November 2016

The election is seen as decisive in determining whether Moldova deepens its orientation to the European Union or strengthens ties with Russia.

Malaysian prime minister forges closer military ties with China

By Peter Symonds, 3 November 2016

During his visit to Beijing, Prime Minister Najib wrote in the state-run media that former colonial powers should not lecture smaller countries over the conduct of their internal affairs.

Indonesia and Australia discuss joint naval patrols in the South China Sea

Special envoy of Philippine President Duterte resigns in protest

By Joseph Santolan, 3 November 2016

The resignation of Ramos, a central figure in Philippine politics, highlights the extraordinary tensions caused by Washington’s drive to militarily encircle and subordinate China.

Fed keeps rates on hold as disarray over central bank policies increases

By Nick Beams, 3 November 2016

The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold amid continuing uncertainty about the direction of policies in Europe and Japan.

Buyer reportedly found for German supermarket chain

By Dietmar Henning, 3 November 2016

An agreement has reportedly been reached to divide up the German supermarket chain Kaiser’s Tengelmann.

Australian government moves to bar entry to refugees for life

By Mike Head, 3 November 2016

Some of the most vulnerable people in the world, many fleeing the ravages of US-led wars, are bearing the brunt of a brazen repudiation of basic legal and democratic rights.

New in Turkish

2016 ABD seçimleri ve iki partili sistemin krizi

Barry Grey, 3 Kasım 2016

Toplumsal muhalefetin büyümesinin ve tüm siyasi sisteme yönelik tiksintinin egemen olduğu bir seçimde, seçmenler, en zengin yüzde 1’in iki yozlaşmış, sağcı temsilcisi arasında bir “seçim” ile karşı karşıya bırakılmaktadır.

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La desigualdad social y la lucha contra el capitalismo

Por Nick Beams, 3 noviembre 2016

Los datos y las figuras presentadas por el economista francés, Thomas Piketty, resaltan que solamente una revolución socialista puede combatir la desigualdad social, la cual mantiene un crecimiento constante.

El FBI interviene en las elecciones presidenciales del 2016

Por Patrick Martin, 3 noviembre 2016

A tan sólo días de las elecciones, el anuncio del FBI acerca de posibles nuevos “pasos en la investigación” relacionada al uso de Hillary Clinton de su correo electrónico privado es algo sin precedente.

El “pivote hacia Asia” estadounidense hecho un desastre

Por Peter Symonds, 3 noviembre 2016

Lejos de hacer una retirada, la respuesta de Washington a sus contratiempos será escalar sus intrigas diplomáticas y acumulación de fuerzas militares provocativas en la región de Asia y el Pacífico.

Thomas Piketty en Sidney: estadísticas de desigualdad sin ninguna solución

Por Nick Beams, 3 noviembre 2016

No obstante la cantidad de valiosa información, faltaba el análisis histórico y político de cómo acabar con la desigualdad.

New in French

Les tensions politiques montent dans la dernière semaine de la campagne électorale américaine

Par Patrick Martin, 3 novembre 2016

Les campagnes démocratique et républicaine se préparent à un résultat contesté du vote du 8 novembre.

Le New York Times fait la promotion de l’hystérie guerrière sur l’Estonie

Par Bill Van Auken, 3 novembre 2016

La pièce du Times équivaut à la propagande de guerre, faisant écho aux revendications historiques des États baltes selon lesquelles une invasion russe est imminente et glorifiant l’héritage du nazisme.

La police démantèle le camp de migrants place Stalingrad à Paris

Par Anthony Torres, 3 novembre 2016

Le Parti socialiste accélère ses actions contre les migrants par la répression et l'intimidation policière.

Il y a 25 ans : une vague de grèves défie le régime Mitterrand en France

3 novembre 2016

Cette semaine en 1991, une vague de grèves a secoué le régime social-démocrate de droite du président François Mitterrand et de la Premier ministre Édith Cresson.

New in German

New York Times schürt Kriegshysterie um Estland

Von Bill Van Auken, 3. November 2016

Der Times-Artikel läuft auf offene Kriegspropaganda hinaus. Er wiederholt die Behauptung der baltischen Staaten, eine russische Invasion stehe unmittelbar bevor. Gleichzeitig preist er das Erbe des Nationalsozialismus.

Wachsende Spannungen in der letzten Woche des US-Wahlkampfs

Von Patrick Martin, 3. November 2016

Die Wahlkämpfer der Demokraten und der Republikaner bereiten sich auf ein unklares Wahlergebnis am 8. November vor.

Labour als Kriegspartei und die Rolle der britischen Pseudolinken

Von Robert Stevens, 3. November 2016

Die Wahl von Jeremy Corbyn zum Führer der Labour Party hat nicht das Geringste an der Kriegspolitik von Labour geändert.

Silvesternacht in Hamburg: Landgericht erhebt schwere Vorwürfe gegen polizeiliche Ermittlungen

Von Dietmar Henning, 3. November 2016

Fast ein halbes Jahr saßen die drei Angeklagten in Untersuchungshaft, obwohl der Tatverdacht auf „Vorhaltung falscher Fakten“ beruhte. Nun wurden sie freigesprochen.

Socialist Equality Party (USA), Resolutionen des Parteikongresses 2016
Der Kampf für Sozialismus und die Aufgaben der International Youth and Students for Social Equality

3. November 2016

Auf dem Parteitag der Socialist Equality Party (USA) vom 31. Juli bis 5. August 2016 wurde folgende Resolution zur Arbeit der IYSSE verabschiedet.

New in Arabic

مؤتمر الخامس من شهر تشرين الثاني، تحت شعار رؤية الاشتراكية في مواجهة  الرأسمالية والحرب ، والسعي لبناء حركة جديدة مناهضة للحرب الإمبريالية.

Eric London و Joseph Kishore, 12 أكتوبر 2016

ستستضيف جامعة واين ،في مدينة دترويت في ولاية مشيغان،  مؤتمر مناهض للحرب، ينظمه حزب المساواة الاشتراكي، والحركة الدولية للشباب والطلبة المناضلين في سبيل االمساواة الاجتماعية تحت شعار " رؤية الاشتراكية في مواجهة الإمبريالية والحرب".

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Build an international movement against imperialist war!

3 November 2016

The conference this Saturday in Detroit, Michigan, “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,” will outline a political strategy for building a socialist movement of the international working class against the danger of a Third World War.

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November 5 Antiwar Conference

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

The November 5 conference, “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,” and the building of a new movement against imperialist war


The New York Times’ Amanda Taub and “the crisis of whiteness”

By David Walsh, 3 November 2016

Taub’s November 1 article pins the blame for the unprecedented character of the 2016 US presidential election on “white” defensiveness and resistance to change.

Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson endorses Hillary Clinton

By Gabriel Black, 2 November 2016

New York Times promotes war hysteria over Estonia

By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2016

Popular support grows for anti-oil pipeline protesters in North Dakota

By Kevin Martinez, 2 November 2016

Britain’s pseudo-left and the party of war

By Robert Stevens, 2 November 2016

The pseudo-left and Brazil’s municipal elections: A trial run for mass betrayal

By Miguel Andrade, 2 November 2016

Death toll rises to 25, as India-Pakistan border clashes heighten war danger

By Alex Lantier, 2 November 2016

Sectarian tensions rise in Iraq as Mosul offensive enters third week

By Jordan Shilton, 1 November 2016

Aleppo, Mosul and “war crimes”

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Mehring Books

David North’s A Quarter Century of War now available in ePub and Kindle formats

3 November 2016

Both ePub and Kindle versions of David North’s recent book A Quarter Century of War: The U.S. Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016 are now available from Mehring Books.

Philosophy and Politics in an Age of War and Revolution
A lecture delivered at the Goethe University in Frankfurt

By David North, 25 October 2016

Hundreds attend lecture by David North in Frankfurt, Germany

Arts Review

Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes and the current cultural vacuum

By Joanne Laurier, 3 November 2016

Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes, commissioned by Amazon Studios, is a television miniseries set in the period of the anti-Vietnam War protests.

Volhynia (Hatred) by Wojciech Smarzowski—a gripping account of the 1943 massacre

By Dorota Niemitz, 2 November 2016

Workers Struggles

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians begin their second month on strike

By Samuel Davidson, 3 November 2016

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians are fighting against pay cuts and job reductions.

Musicians speak out at Pittsburgh Symphony strike support concert

By Evan Winters, 3 November 2016

Strike pits Philadelphia transit workers against budget-cutting Democrats

By Alan Whyte, 3 November 2016

The strike by nearly 5,000 Philadelphia transit workers is an expression of the growing militancy of workers on the eve of the US presidential elections.

Officials threaten court action against Philadelphia transit strikers

Germany: UFO union calls off strikes and begs for hearing with Lufthansa bosses


Albert Dragstedt (1933-2016)

By Fred Williams, 2 November 2016

A long-time member of the Workers League, which he joined in the early 1970s, and a supporter of the Socialist Equality Party, Albert combined immense erudition with an unwavering dedication to Marxism.

Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meeting in Jaffna: Imperialist war, Tamil nationalism and the fight for socialism

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 2 November 2016

Book Review

The political anatomy of pseudo-left war propaganda
Part two

By Eric London, 2 November 2016

The political anatomy of pseudo-left war propaganda
Part one

Making the case for war in Eastern Europe
Robert D. Kaplan’s In Europe’s Shadow


Vertebrate species populations in dramatic decline

By Philip Guelpa, 1 November 2016

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

US SEP presidential candidate addresses Sri Lankan audience

By our correspondents, 31 October 2016

Sri Lankan students and workers discuss US SEP’s election intervention

SEP candidates hold successful meetings in run-up to November 5 anti-war conference

By our correspondents, 29 October 2016

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate denounces US escalation of Iraq War

By Jerry White, 19 October 2016

War and the 2016 US elections: SEP candidates launch final election tour

20 October 2016

Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
Perspectives and Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

25 years ago: Largest general strike in South African history

Millions of black South African workers staged a powerful two-day general strike on November 4-5, 1991 to protest the apartheid government’s attacks on their living standards.

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50 year ago: Florence flooding kills 149, destroys historic patrimony

On November 4, 1966, a flash flood swept through Italy’s historic city of Florence and its surrounding areas, killing 149 people and destroying or damaging invaluable Renaissance art and literature.

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75 years ago: Cetniks and Partisans clash in Yugoslavia

On November 1, 1941 the Serbian Cetnik forces under the nationalist Draza Mihailovic launched surprise attacks against Uzice and other positions held by Yugoslav Partisan units led by Tito’s Communist Party.

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100 years ago: IWW members killed in Everett Massacre

On November 5, 1916, armed sheriff’s deputies killed five members of the revolutionary-syndicalist and anti-war Industrial Workers of the World in Everett, Washington.

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New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of call to conference against war

Posted here is a translation into Arabic of “The November 5 conference, ‘Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,’ and the building of a new movement against imperialist war,” the October 12 Perspective on the WSWS.