Dozens of “near miss” incidents bring NATO and Russia to brink of war

By Alex Lantier, 11 November 2014

A London think tank report shows that NATO’s militarization of Eastern Europe over the Ukraine crisis has set armies worldwide on a hair trigger, risking nuclear war.

German NATO general announces plans for military maneuvers against Russia

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Obama escalates pressure on China at APEC summit

By Mike Head, 11 November 2014

The US president’s performance highlighted the rapid intensification of Washington’s aggressive stance globally.

Japanese and Chinese leaders hold first meeting in Beijing

By Ben McGrath, 11 November 2014

Obama calls for more Australian, allied troops for Middle East war

By James Cogan, 11 November 2014

Planning is undoubtedly underway for bloody attacks to retake major Iraqi cities currently controlled by ISIS.

US steps up military operations in Iraq, Syria

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Angry protests sweep Mexico after government says 43 students are dead

By Don Knowland, 11 November 2014

The attorney general’s presentation of gang confessions claiming that the 43 missing students were killed and burned has further incited an outraged Mexican public.

Peña Nieto implicated in rail contract scandal

By Our reporter, 11 November 2014

Catalan independence poll mobilises core nationalist vote

By Paul Mitchell, 11 November 2014

Turnout for a poll that was heralded as decisive for the future of Catalonia was just 37 percent.

Ford uses automated phone messages to fire Chicago workers

By George Marlowe, 11 November 2014

Fearing angry opposition to layoffs, Ford sent out recorded robocalls to 100 temporary workers informing them that their services were no longer needed.

US federal appeals court upholds state bans on same-sex marriages

By John Andrews, 11 November 2014

In a reactionary ruling, a federal court of appeals has struck down lower court decisions upholding same-sex marriages, setting the stage for a US Supreme Court ruling.

American Airlines flight attendants reject contract

By Shannon Jones, 11 November 2014

The rejection of the union-recommended deal comes after more than a decade in which airline workers have suffered one round of wage, benefit and pension cuts after another.

New York State grants third round of charter school proposals for Buffalo

By Michelle Ryan, 11 November 2014

The Buffalo Board of Education is escalating efforts to privatize the Buffalo Public Schools, while laying blame for the crisis in public education on teachers.

Students occupy hundreds of schools throughout Greece

By John Vassilopulos, 11 November 2014

Students protested a new testing regime that pits schools and students against one another in competition for education resources.

New in Turkish

Küresel ekonomideki yavaşlamanın ortasında
Avrupa deflasyon sarmalı tehdidi altında

Barry Grey, 11 Kasım 2014

Bu hafta Almanya ekonomisi üzerine yayınlanan yeni veriler, Avrupa’da avro bölgesinin altı yılda üçüncü kez durgunluğa kapıldığı ve 1930’ların Büyük Bunalımı’na yol açan tipte baş aşağı giden deflasyonist sarmala girebileceği korkularını yoğunlaştırdı.

David Fincher'den Kayıp Kız: Kadın kayboluyor

Marcelo Arias Souto, 11 Kasım 2014

Kayıp Kız, medyanın magazin merakını yeren, toplumsal eleştiri ve üst-orta sınıf kara mizahı ile psikolojik bir çözümleme yapmaya çalışan bir film.

New in Spanish

La caída del muro de Berlín: un balance

Por Peter Schwartz, 11 noviembre 2014

Contrario a la mitología oficial, fue la misma burocracia de poder soviética que decidió restaurar el capitalismo en Europa Oriental, Alemania Oriental y la Unión Soviética.

Riff-Raff y las películas de Ken Loach

Por David Walsh, 11 noviembre 2014

Tercera parte (Capitulo 2) del libro El Cielo entre las hojas de David Walsh.

New in French

Un général allemand de l’OTAN annonce des plans pour des manœuvres militaires visant la Russie

Par Johannes Stern, 11 novembre 2014

Soixante-quinze ans après le début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l’état-major allemand se prépare une fois de plus à une guerre contre la Russie.

A propos du bicentenaire de la naissance de l’écrivain allemand Georg Büchner – Quatrième partie

Par Sybille Fuchs, 11 novembre 2014

le bicentenaire de la naissance de l’auteur allemand révolutionnaire Georg Büchner, commémorée l’an dernier, a permis de rappeler la grande actualité de son œuvre. Une des manifestations les plus marquantes de ce bicentenaire fut une exposition dans la ville de Darmstadt, en Hesse, où Büchner a vécu. (Voir aussi Première partie;Deuxième partie;Troisième partie)

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25 Jahre Mauerfall – Mythos und Realität

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. November 2014

Die Feier zum 25. Jubiläum des Mauerfalls war ein Wohlfühlevent für Touristen, das es sorgfältig vermied, sich mit der gesellschaftlichen Realität auseinanderzusetzen.

Entscheidungen der Zentralbanken verschärfen Chaos des Weltkapitalismus

Von Nick Beams, 11. November 2014

Der zunehmende Wahnsinn im Finanzsystem macht deutlich, dass die Krise, die 2008 ausgebrochen ist, nicht nur ein konjunktureller Abschwung war, auf den ein "Aufschwung" folgt, sondern ein Zusammenbruch der kapitalistischen Weltwirtschaft.

Deutscher Nato-General droht mit militärischem Großmanöver gegen Russland

Von Johannes Stern, 11. November 2014

Hans-Lothar Domröse, der Nato-Oberbefehlshabers für Nord- und Osteuropa, befürwortet Nato-Großmanöver von 25.000 bis 40.000 Mann in Osteuropa und im Baltikum.

Wirtschaftskrieg gegen Russland
Russische Zentralbank gibt den Rubel nach Kurseinbruch frei

Von Clara Weiss, 11. November 2014

Die Hauptursachen für den Zusammenbruch der russischen Währung sind die Sanktionen des Westens, der fallende Ölpreis und spekulative Angriffe auf den Rubel.

Obama verdoppelt US-Truppenstärke im Irak

Von Patrick Martin, 11. November 2014

Obamas Ankündigung kam drei Tage nach einer Wahl, in der die Kriege in Syrien und dem Irak so gut wie gar nicht diskutiert wurden.

Rom: Weitere Massendemonstration gegen Renzi

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 11. November 2014

Am Samstag protestierten hunderttausend Beamte und Beschäftigte des öffentlichen Dienstes gegen die Markt- und Arbeitsreform der italienischen Regierung.

Großbritanniens Tory Regierung und Merkel im Streit um die Begrenzung der EU-Zuwanderung

Von Robert Stevens, 11. November 2014

Der Spiegel zitierte am Montag anonyme Quellen aus höchsten deutschen Regierungskreisen, die angaben, sie seien bereit den Austritt Großbritanniens (GB) aus der Europäischen Union (EU) zu akzeptieren.

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Perspective

Twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

11 November 2014

The official ceremonies in Germany marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall presented a grotesque falsification of both history and current social-political reality.

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Commentary

Harvard’s new sexual harassment policy, democratic rights and the new right

By David Walsh, 11 November 2014

On October 15, 28 professors at Harvard Law School published a statement sharply criticizing the university’s sexual harassment policy announced in early July.

After the US elections: An intensification of war and social counterrevolution

By Joseph Kishore, 10 November 2014

The Nation and the International Socialist Organization respond to the 2014 elections

New York Times column advocates ending midterm elections in America

The Democratic Party implosion

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AIG lawsuit reveals global economy on the brink

Canada’s NDP promotes Remembrance Day as celebration of militarism

Twenty five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall: A balance sheet

Why is the media silent on the continuing shakeup in the US nuclear command?

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

11 November 2014

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

German GDL union shuts down train drivers’ strike

By our correspondents, 10 November 2014

UK postal workers take unofficial strike action

By Zach Reed, 10 November 2014

Arts Review

HBO’s Olive Kitteridge: Why are these people so unhappy?

By Joanne Laurier, 10 November 2014

The death of German writer Siegfried Lenz (1926-2014)

By Sybille Fuchs, 8 November 2014

Lenz, who died October 7 at the age of 88, was one of the most widely read figures in postwar German literature.

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Socialist Equality Party

ICFI/WSWS public meeting in India on the danger of world war

11 November 2014

We urge workers and youth to attend the ICFI/WSWS supporters’ meeting in Chennai to discuss the socialist response to the threat of war.

Packed IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin

By our correspondents, 25 October 2014

Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University

German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University

IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Judge approves Detroit bankruptcy plan

By Jerry White, 8 November 2014

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The best of all possible worlds?
Students respond to Obama’s claim that this is the “best time in human history”

By Seraphine Collins and Jeff Lusanne, 7 November 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

FBI director defends media impersonation by bureau agents

By Thomas Gaist, 8 November 2014

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Science

Prehistoric rock art in Indonesia dated to 40,000 years ago

By Matthew MacEgan, 7 November 2014

25 years ago: Nicaraguan peace talks suspended by contras

Nicaraguan peace talks in New York effectively collapsed when leaders of the US-backed contras demanded their immediate suspension on November 15, 1989.

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50 years ago: Israel provokes border clash with Syria

This week in 1964, Israel and Syria engaged in a series of border clashes. Seven Syrian soldiers and three Israelis were killed in the fighting, which began on November 13.

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75 years ago: Soviet Army moves into Baltic States

On November 14, 1939, Red Army detachments moved into the Baltic state of Lithuania under the terms of an agreement forced on the small country by Stalin and his foreign minister, Molotov.

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100 years ago: Germany and Russia fight battle of Lodz

On November 11, 1914, the German and Russian armies confronted one another near Lodz, a city in what is now south-central Poland.

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Mehring Books

New pamphlet outlines basis for struggle against imperialist war

7 October 2014

The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany.