On Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time), David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US) will give an interview on his latest book, A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990–2016. The interview will be moderated by WSWS reporters Andrea Peters and Andre Damon.View this email in your browser
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On Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time), David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US) will give an interview on his latest book, A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990–2016. The interview will be moderated by WSWS reporters Andrea Peters and Andre Damon.
The population of the entire world confronts the horrific consequences of twenty-five years of ever expanding war, spearheaded by the United States. Beginning with the first Persian Gulf conflict of 1990–91, the American ruling class has bombed or invaded Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and many other countries. Now these regional wars, are developing into an ever more direct and open conflict between the larger powers, armed with nuclear weapons.
To understand the present, one must understand the past. In this interview, North will discuss the themes and perspective contained in his new book, which is a record of the origins and development of American foreign policy over the past quarter century.
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North has played a leading role in the international socialist movement for over 40 years. His other published works include The Heritage We Defend; The Crisis of American Democracy; The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century; and The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left. All titles are available from Mehring Books.
In this video, SEP candidate for US president Jerry White discusses "Socialism vs. Capitalism & War," the emergency meeting called by the SEP and International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. This conference will analyze the political situation and discuss a strategy for mobilizing workers, students and youth all over the world against this immense threat to the very survival of the planet. Watch the video»
The Socialist Equality Party has selected Jerry White as its presidential candidate and Niles Niemuth as its vice-presidential candidate in the 2016 elections. White and Niemuth will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in the United States and around the world.
The 2016 elections are being held under conditions of intensifying international and domestic crisis. The shadow of global military conflict looms over the elections. The vast majority of American workers and youth are experiencing a relentless decline in their standard of living. While the richest one percent controls the economy, most Americans struggle to make ends meet, millions live in outright poverty, and a substantial percentage of children go hungry.
Neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party has anything to offer the great majority of the American people except war, political repression and worsening social conditions. They are the parties of the Wall Street banks, the massive corporations, the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies. Regardless which of these two parties wins the November election, the next government will be the most reactionary, repressive and violent in American history.
The Socialist Equality Party candidates will use the campaign to advance the socialist alternative to capitalism, raise the political consciousness of workers and youth, oppose all forms of national chauvinism, racism and anti-immigrant baiting, fight to unify all workers in the United States, throughout the Americas and internationally, and prepare the working class for the coming struggles.