6 October 2015

Syriza budget implements dictates of European banks

By Christoph Dreier, 6 October 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that austerity was the “only way” out of the country’s crisis, declaring, “we have to tighten our belts.”

Former Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis denounces working class, praises British Tories

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US ratchets up war rhetoric against Moscow following Turkish intercept of Russian jet

By Thomas Gaist, 6 October 2015

Responding to reports that Russian jets “locked on” to Turkish fighters, Western officials issued a round of denunciations against Russian military support for the Assad government.

Washington divided over Syrian debacle

US, allies blast Russia for attacking Al Qaeda in Syria

Threat of wider war mounts as Russia continues airstrikes in Syria

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US-dominated Pacific trade pact agreed

By Mike Head, 6 October 2015

The TPP is a wide-ranging blueprint intended to be the economic instrument of the US military and strategic “pivot” to Asia to confront China.

An internationalist strategy to oppose the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Growing suspicion among workers after UAW claims Deere contract was ratified

By Eric London and George Gallanis, 6 October 2015

The United Auto Workers is giving workers every reason to be suspicious of its announcement that its six-year contract, covering 11,000 John Deere workers, was ratified.

UAW claims John Deere contract ratified despite widespread opposition

“Workers are going to need to stand up against this”
Deere workers denounce sellout contract

UAW tells John Deere workers nothing in run-up to vote on Sunday

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Markets “celebrate” poor US jobs data

By Nick Beams, 6 October 2015

Like players in a gambling casino given free chips by the house, financial investors boosted share prices on the prospect that interest rises in the US are off the table for this year.

Thirty-three crew members presumed dead after sinking of cargo ship during Hurricane Joaquin

By Evan Blake, 6 October 2015

The company that owns the El Faro has admitted that it ordered the voyage into the storm, while seeking to place the blame for the tragedy on the crew themselves.

New report shows how immigration has transformed US in past half century

By Fred Mazelis, 6 October 2015

Foreign-born residents now comprise a near-record 14 percent of the population, just below the level recorded in the midst of the great wave of immigration from 1880-1920.

Obamacare coverage terminated for 430,000 immigrants

The 2016 US election and the scapegoating of immigrants

US: Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ price-gouging strategy

By Brad Dixon, 6 October 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ strategy is to buy drugs from other companies and then jack up the prices to enrich the company’s shareholders.

US pharmaceutical industry price-gouging and the case of Martin Shkreli

Tens of thousands protest austerity outside UK Conservative Party conference

By Robert Stevens, 6 October 2015

Workers in Britain have suffered five years of spending cuts, job losses and attacks on living standards on a scale without precedent since the 1930s.

Workers revolt against mass layoffs at Air France

By Alex Lantier, 6 October 2015

Hundreds of workers invaded a meeting between Air France management and unions to plan mass layoffs, attacking company executives.

Far Right FPÖ doubles vote in Austrian regional election

By Markus Salzmann, 6 October 2015

The Social Democrats were reduced to third strongest political party in Upper Austria, behind the conservative Austrian People’s Party and the far right Austrian Freedom Party.

Britain’s second largest steelworks at Redcar faces closure

By Tony Robson, 6 October 2015

The trade unions have complied with every demand of the company on the pretext that increased competitiveness would guarantee future production.

Death in custody highlights Australia’s brutal deportation of New Zealand citizens

By Tom Peters, 6 October 2015

Junior Togatuki, who was found dead in his prison cell, was one of hundreds of long-term Australian residents being deported to New Zealand under a draconian new policy.

New in Turkish

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri – Bölüm 1

6 Ekim 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (SEP-ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri adlı doküman, SEP’in 3-9 Ağustos 2008 tarihleri arasında toplanan kuruluş kongresinde tartışılmış ve kabul edilmiştir. Aşağıda ilk bölümünü sunduğumuz dokümanı toplam 11 bölüm halinde yayımlayacağız.

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Les travailleurs se révoltent contre les pertes d'emploi à Air France

Par Alex Lantier, 6 octobre 2015

Des grévistes se sont révoltés hier contre les licenciements de masse à Air France. Des centaines de travailleurs ont envahi une réunion du comité central d'entreprise (CCE) où la direction et les syndicats préparaient un accord pour éliminer 2.900 emplois.

Vingt-cinq ans depuis la réunification de l'Allemagne

Par Peter Schwarz, 6 octobre 2015

Le 3 octobre 1990, 41 ans après sa fondation, la République démocratique allemande était dissoute et incorporée dans la République fédérale d'Allemagne.

Washington divisé sur la débâcle syrienne

Par Patrick Martin, 6 octobre 2015

Les partis démocrate et républicain sont tous deux divisés sur l’ampleur de l’intervention impérialiste contre le gouvernement de Bachar al-Assad, à présent renforcé par la Russie.

Les travailleurs du secteur public québécois dénoncent les reculs exigés par les Libéraux

Par nos reporters, 6 octobre 2015

Les travailleurs du secteur public et leurs partisans sont descendus en masse dans les rues de Montréal samedi pour s'opposer aux concessions majeures réclamées par le gouvernement libéral provincial.

New in German

Tsipras preist das europäische Spardiktat

Von Christoph Dreier, 6. Oktober 2015

Der griechische Premier Alexis Tsipras hat sich am Montag in einer Parlamentsrede hinter das EU Spardiktat gestellt, das in Teilen schon bis zum 15. Oktober umgesetzt werden soll.

„So kann kein Mensch leben“
Ein junger Flüchtling in Hamburg berichtet

Von Ute Reissner und Benjamin Hader, 6. Oktober 2015

Seit Anfang Juli leben im Hamburger Stadtteil Jenfeld rund 800 Flüchtlinge in einer streng bewachten Zeltstadt.

USA bombardieren wiederholt Krankenhaus in Kundus

Von Thomas Gaist, 6. Oktober 2015

Amerikanische Kampfflugzeuge führten am Samstag mehrfache Präzisionsschläge gegen das einzige Traumazentrum im Norden Afghanistans. Mindestens 22 Menschen starben.

Uneinigkeit in Washington über das Debakel in Syrien

Von Patrick Martin, 6. Oktober 2015

Demokraten und Republikaner sind sich uneinig in der Frage, wie weit die imperialistische Intervention gegen die Regierung von Baschar al-Assad gehen soll, die jetzt verstärkt Unterstützung von Russland erhält.

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Washington’s war crime in Afghanistan

6 October 2015

Fourteen years after the US invaded Afghanistan on the pretext of destroying Al Qaeda, the US military continues slaughtering Afghans to keep a corrupt puppet regime in power.

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World Socialist Web Site online interview commemorates 75 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

5 October 2015

The second part of the interview series will take place Saturday, October 10, at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.


Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015

The assassination of the greatest leader of the 1917 October Revolution marked the climax of the Stalinist regime’s eradication of the socialist workers and intellectuals who had secured the victory of the Bolshevik revolution.

Autoworkers Struggles

UAW to meet with Fiat Chrysler executives in bid to push through new sellout deal

By Jerry White, 5 October 2015

The significance of the “no” vote at Fiat Chrysler

After the “no” vote: The way forward for autoworkers

After landslide “no” vote on Fiat Chrysler contract, UAW declares no better deal possible

“Workers are beginning to see through the lies”
Autoworkers hail “no” vote at Fiat Chrysler

The UAW and the Democratic Party

By Tom Mackaman, 22 September 2015

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Far-right German National Party promotes Professors Münkler and Baberowski

By Johannes Stern, 6 October 2015

The current edition of the NPD’s Deutsche Stimme (German Voice), defends the two Humboldt University professors against left-wing criticism.

German academic Jörg Baberowski stirs up hatred against refugees

Why are Canada’s politicians mute about the Canada-US military integration plans?

By Roger Jordan, 6 October 2015

Not a single politician or major newspaper has so much as referred to the integration talks, let alone discussed their implications or demanded further information about them.

Canada’s top general discussed fully integrating its armed forces with US military

Twenty-five years since the reunification of Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 5 October 2015

US repeatedly bombs hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan

By Thomas Gaist, 5 October 2015

US: Trial begins for Massey CEO in Upper Big Branch disaster

By Clement Daly, 5 October 2015

UK Labour: A party of militarism and nuclear war

By Chris Marsden, 5 October 2015

UK Labour conference ends with attacks on Corbyn over nuclear weapons and Syria

By Robert Stevens, 1 October 2015

More on the British Labor Party election »

The Oregon school shooting and America’s brutal society

US jobs data underscore downbeat IMF assessment of world economy

The New York Times discovers a problem: Too many political parties

Wealth of America’s super-rich grows to $2.34 trillion

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

6 October 2015

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

Allegheny Technologies claims most production restarted at locked out mills

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 5 October 2015

Unions renew attempt to sell out German childcare workers

By Marianne Arens, 5 October 2015

US Steel Canada issues ultimatum to end pension payments and health benefits

Arts Review

Time Out of Mind: Richard Gere as a homeless man in New York City

By Robert Fowler, 5 October 2015

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part Three
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams) and Janis: Little Girl Blue (Janis Joplin)—Popular music and its discontents

By David Walsh, 3 October 2015

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part Two
THE PEOPLE vs. FRITZ BAUER, Colonia, Desierto: Criminals and their crimes

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part one
The physical and emotional toll that capitalist society takes

25 years ago: Zionist paramilitary forces massacre Palestinians

Israeli security forces shot dead as many as 24 Palestinians and wounded another 150 in Jerusalem on October 8, 1990.

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50 years ago: US moves deeper into Vietnam conflict

This week in 1965 saw the United States fall deeper into the quagmire in Vietnam, with significant US casualties in many parts of South Vietnam.

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75 years ago: German troops enter Romania

On October 5, 1940 the first trainloads of German soldiers arrived in Romania to bring that Balkan country under the orbit of Nazi Germany.

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100 years ago: Serbian capital falls to Austria-Hungary

On October 9, 1915, a combined force of Austro-Hungarian and German troops captured Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, after an assault that began October 7.

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

SEP/IYSSE meeting in Colombo
Why is the US whitewashing Sri Lankan war crimes?

5 October 2015

2016 US Elections

Surge of small donations helps Sanders match Clinton fund-raising

By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2015

Scott Walker quits Republican presidential race

By Patrick Martin, 24 September 2015

Political lessons of the battle of Wisconsin

More bigotry from Republican presidential candidates

By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2015

US presidential campaign: Sanders opens up lead in Iowa, New Hampshire polls

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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Strong evidence for liquid water flows on present-day Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 29 September 2015