24 October 2016

AT&T-Time Warner merger to expand corporate, state control of media

By Barry Grey, 24 October 2016

If the merger goes through, this quasi-state entity will be in a position to directly control the content of much of the news and entertainment accessed by the public.

Mosul offensive intensifies regional tensions as Turkish soldiers intervene in Iraq

By Jordan Shilton, 24 October 2016

The dispute between the Iraqi and Turkish governments is only one of a vast array of regional and sectarian divisions being inflamed by the US-backed offensive on the northern Iraqi city.

Turkish bombing in Syria threatens wider war

Mosul offensive stirs a cauldron of conflicts

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Legal challenge to Brexit threatens constitutional crisis in UK

By Robert Stevens, 24 October 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will activate Article 50 by the end of next March.

The TV film “Terror” and the attack on democratic rights in Germany

By Johannes Stern and Peter Schwarz, 24 October 2016

The TV film “Terror—Your Verdict” was a deliberate political spectacle to promote German militarism, undermine the constitution, and nullify elementary democratic rights.

French presidential election 2017
Right-wing candidates’ debate advocates austerity, police-state measures

By Kumaran Ira, 24 October 2016

The French political establishment is unanimous that anti-Muslim hatred and police-state forms of rule are to become permanent features of political life.

Police stage right-wing, law and order protest in France

Police murder of two Jaffna University students expose Sri Lankan Tamil nationalists

By K. Nesan, 24 October 2016

The police murder exposed the Tamil nationalists’ collaboration with Washington and Colombo in setting up police-state forms of rule in northern Sri Lanka.

Boston: Two excavation workers drown in a 12-foot-deep trench

By John Marion, 24 October 2016

While the contractor for the job has been cited dozens of times for safety violations, it is not the only construction company risking the lives of Massachusetts workers.

As school funding cuts continue
Clinton and Trump committed to new attacks on public education

By Nancy Hanover, 24 October 2016

A new report throws into sharp relief both the advanced stage of decay of American public school education and the hostility to it of both Trump and Clinton.

Clinton and Trump laugh it up with New York’s aristocrats at Al Smith Dinner

Sanders’ damning silence on Clinton’s Wall Street speeches

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Canada to partner with France in waging war in Africa

By Laurent Lafrance, 24 October 2016

Under the guise of promoting peace and fighting “Islamist terror,” Canadian imperialism is preparing to advance its growing economic and geopolitical interests in Africa.

Liberals impose austerity in Newfoundland and Labrador

By Janet Browning, 24 October 2016

The Liberals have cut public sector jobs, hiked taxes, and slashed public services after plummeting oil prices blew a hole in the province’s budget.

Report signals renewed US pressure on Australia to line up against China

By Peter Symonds, 24 October 2016

The US Studies Centre document examines risks to the US-Australia alliance, raising concerns, in particular, about the lack of public support for the US military build-up in Asia.

Public rifts erupt in Australian government

Sri Lankan plantation workers protest union wage deal

By W.A. Sunil, 24 October 2016

The union-plantation association deal locks workers into increased productivity rates for the next two years in exchange for a negligible wage rise.

New in Russian

Хомский в Чикаго: Жидкая кашица политики «меньшего зла»

Маркус Дэй и Джордж Галланис, 22 октября 2016 г.

На своей недавней лекции Ноам Хомский выступил с ложным тезисом, согласно которому глобальное нагнетание милитаризма и войны можно остановить путем поддержки «меньшего из двух зол» на предстоящих выборах в США.

New in French

Sommet de l’UE : les divisions grandissent sur le commerce transatlantique et la poussée militaire contre la Russie

Par Alex Lantier, 24 octobre 2016

L’Union européenne est incapable non seulement de parvenir à un accord sur la politique à suivre, mais aussi de cacher les tensions de plus en plus aigries entre ses États membres.

New in Spanish

La asalto estadounidense contra Mosul y la hipocresía imperialista

Por James Cogan, 24 octubre 2016

Tanto en Siria como en Irak, los objetivos de Estados Unidos son los mismos: afirmar su dominio sobre la región productora de petróleo más importante del mundo.

New in German

US-Wahlen 2016: Die amerikanische Demokratie in Trümmern

Von Joseph Kishore, 22. Oktober 2016

Die Medien und das politische Establishment der USA verurteilen die Äußerungen von Trump, er werde das Ergebnis der Wahlen möglicherweise nicht akzeptieren. Dabei verteidigen sie ein politisches System, das zutiefst korrupt und undemokratisch ist.

Offensive gegen Mossul schürt zahlreiche Konflikte

Von James Cogan, 22. Oktober 2016

Zwischen den offiziellen Verbündeten im Kampf gegen den Islamischen Staat könnten bereits vor der Einnahme von Mossul erbitterte Kämpfe ausbrechen.

Türkei kritisiert amerikanische Mossul-Offensive und erhebt Ansprüche auf dem Balkan

Von Alex Lantier, 22. Oktober 2016

In Griechenland fürchtet man, dass Erdogans Äußerungen die türkisch-griechischen Beziehungen untergraben könnten. Auch zwischen der Türkei und der EU ist die Lage gespannt.

Rot-Rot-Grün in Bund: Pläne nehmen Gestalt an

Von Johannes Stern, 22. Oktober 2016

Zwölf Monate vor der nächsten Bundestagswahl trafen sich im Bundestag 90 hochrangige Funktionäre von SPD, Linkspartei und Grünen, um über eine Zusammenarbeit auf Bundesebene zu diskutieren.

„Massenerschießungen. Der Holocaust zwischen Ostsee und Schwarzem Meer 1941–1944“
Eine zeitgemäße Ausstellung in Berlin

Von Verena Nees, 22. Oktober 2016

Die Ausstellung im Dokumentationszentrum „Topographie des Terrors“ dokumentiert die systematisch Erschießungen von Juden, anderen Zivilisten und Rotarmisten durch eigens aufgestellte „Einsatzgruppen“ in Zusammenarbeit mit Wehrmacht und Polizei.

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The 2016 elections and the dead-end of “lesser evil” politics

24 October 2016

Republican Donald Trump is a billionaire demagogue seeking to lay the basis for a fascistic movement; Hillary Clinton is the representative of Wall Street and the military-intelligence apparatus.

Earlier Perspectives »

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

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate denounces US escalation of Iraq War

By Jerry White, 19 October 2016


Roger Cohen of the New York Times declares that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism

By Chris Marsden, 24 October 2016

Cohen’s attack on the left’s “anti-Semitism,” which seeks to proscribe all criticism of Israel, is a slander directed in particular against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters.

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

By Andre Damon, 22 October 2016

Divisions grow at EU summit over trans-Atlantic trade, war drive against Russia

By Alex Lantier, 22 October 2016

Massive cyberattack shuts down large sections of the Internet

Arts Review

The Magnificent Seven: Hollywood remakes and the problem of diminishing returns

By Carlos Delgado, 24 October 2016

The film, a remake of the 1960 original, tells the story of a band of hired guns who defend a small town from marauders.

Denial and the assault on historical truth

By Joanne Laurier, 22 October 2016

Does Bob Dylan deserve to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature?

By David Walsh, 21 October 2016

The false friends of Peter Weiss, German dramatist, filmmaker and novelist

SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP presidential candidate speaks to Ford workers in Toronto

By our reporters, 22 October 2016

Ohio glass workers discuss strike with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White

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

20 October 2016

SEP campaigners speak with Huntington, West Virginia residents

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

25 years ago: Strike wave challenges Mitterrand regime in France

This week in 1991 saw a growing strike wave shake the right-wing social democratic regime of President François Mitterrand and Prime Minister Edith Cresson.

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50 year ago: Manila conference on Vietnam War

On October 24, 1966, talks opened in Manila between the United States, the puppet regime in Saigon and the five other countries participating in the imperialist intervention in Vietnam.

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75 years ago: US miners fight for union shop

On October 25, 1941 the United Mine Workers resumed its strike to obtain a union shop agreement for 53,000 US coal miners who worked in “captive mines.”

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100 years ago: Australian government moves to introduce military conscription

On October 28, 1916, Australia held its first, non-binding plebiscite under the Military Service Referendum Act 1916, on the question of the government’s power to conscript citizens to fight in the war overseas.

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Workers Struggles

Union ends strike at Pennsylvania state campuses, pushes concessions

By Samuel Davidson, 22 October 2016

SAG-AFTRA video game performers on strike

By Marc Wells, 22 October 2016

Socialist Equality Party

US SEP presidential candidate Jerry White to address Sri Lankan public meeting via Internet

21 October 2016

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


ExoMars mission has both success and failure

By Bryan Dyne, 21 October 2016


The autocratic record of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

By Tom Peters, 20 October 2016

1937: When Canadian and US autoworkers fought together

By Roger Jordan, 20 October 2016


Scholarship, not war propaganda!

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2016

Australian IYSSE holds Inaugural General Meeting at the University of Melbourne

By the IYSSE (Australia), 15 October 2016

Book Review

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: The dystopian vision of racial politics

By Tom Eley and David Walsh, 15 October 2016

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