As Yemen assault continues, US announces billion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia

By Niles Williamson, 5 September 2015

While the deal is ostensibly aimed at easing Saudi concerns over the US-Iran nuclear deal, it also facilitates the escalation of the Saudi monarchy’s bloody assault on Yemen.

Washington launches new drone assassination program in Syria

Trident Juncture 2015: NATO’s biggest manoeuvre since 2002

Death of Syrian infant exposes Canadian complicity in refugee crisis

By Keith Jones, 5 September 2015

The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper rebuffed efforts by a woman living in Vancouver to rescue her Syrian relatives, including three-year-old Alan Kurdi.

Who is responsible for the refugee crisis in Europe?

Thousands of refugees held at Budapest train station

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US markets fall after release of jobs report

By Gabriel Black, 5 September 2015

US employers added 173,000 jobs last month, while the labor force participation rate remained at 62.6 percent—the lowest rate since October 1977.

Wages for low-income workers collapsed under Obama

India invites Japan for naval exercises with US

By Arun Kumar, 5 September 2015

The decision by Prime Minister Modi to hold trilateral naval games involving India, the US and Japan has been encouraged by Washington as part of its aggressive “pivot” against China.

Sri Lankan prime minister appoints huge cabinet

By K. Ratnayake, 5 September 2015

The new US-backed government is trying to cement its position and prepare to ram through harsh austerity measures.

Guatemalan president jailed after being forced out

By Bill Van Auken, 5 September 2015

Perez Molina, the ousted president and former commander in the genocidal repression of the 1980s, has been placed in a military prison.

California Democrat urges court to reinstate death penalty

By John Andrews and Alan Gilman, 5 September 2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, with the support of Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, is defending the death penalty in federal court.

Upwards of 100,000 people held in solitary confinement in the US

The cover-up of torture in America’s prisons

Global economic crisis leads to job cuts in South Africa

By G.T. Maqhubela, 5 September 2015

Amid a commodity price rout and rising costs, corporations have announced plans to shed some 10,000 jobs in South African gold, coal, iron and platinum mining.

Australian 7-Eleven workers under-paid and super-exploited

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 September 2015

Convenience store workers, often vulnerable international students, are forced to work for half-pay.

South Australian government and private corporations axe thousands of jobs

New Zealand: Substandard repairs to earthquake-damaged homes in Christchurch

By Sam Price and Tom Peters, 5 September 2015

Five years after the first destructive earthquake, thousands of insurance claims have not been settled.

New in Greek

Το δράμα των προσφύγων και το απάνθρωπο πρόσωπο του ευρωπαϊκού καπιταλισμού

Πέτερ Σβάρτς, 5 Σεπτέμβριος 2015

Η απανθρωπιά προς τους πρόσφυγες δεν αποτελεί μεμονωμένο ζήτημα, αλλά είναι η έκφραση ενός βαθιά απάνθρωπου συστήματος.

New in Russian

Злодеяния ИГИС и социоцид американских войн

Билл Вэн Оукен, 5 сентября 2015 г.

ИГИС и нынешнее кровопролитие в Сирии и Ираке являются прямым продуктом сходных актов социоцида со стороны американского империализма.

New in French

Washington lance un nouveau programme d'assassinats par drone en Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 5 septembre 2015

Ces assassinats sont des exécutions arbitraires, où la cible ne reçoit ni accusation ni aucune forme de procès.

Qui est responsable de la crise des réfugiés en Europe?

Par Bill Van Auken, 5 septembre 2015

La couverture par les médias de la crise des réfugiés est volontairement muette sur le rôle de l'OTAN dans la création de cette tragédie.

New in Turkish

Avrupa’daki mülteci krizinin sorumlusu kim?

Bill Van Auken, 5 Eylül 2015

Üç yaşındaki Suriyeli çocuğun yürek burkan görüntüleri, tüm dünyadaki insanların Avrupa sınırlarında gerçekleşen umutsuz kriz konusunda gerçekleri görmesini sağladı.

Aksayan altyapı sistemine karşı kitlesel protestolar Lübnan’ı sarsıyor

Jean Shaoul, 5 Eylül 2015

Göstericilerin çöp krizine bir çözüm bulunması ve elektrik, su, düzgün yollar gibi temel hizmetlerin sağlanması yönündeki istemleri, daha yüksek ücretler, seçimler ve ülkedeki yolsuzluğa ve mezhep temelli hükümet sistemine son verilmesi taleplerine dönüştü.

Yunanistan’da Stalinizm

Christoph Dreier, 5 Eylül 2015

Marksistler için, bir partinin değerlendirmesi, onun tarihinin incelenmesi yoluyla yapılır. Kendisini Stalinizmin barbar suçlarıyla özdeşleştiren bir siyasi örgüt, işçi sınıfının Yunanistan’daki ve uluslararası ölçekteki bir düşmanıdır.

New in German

Europäische Regierungen behandeln Flüchtlinge wie eine feindliche Invasionsarmee

Von Peter Schwarz, 5. September 2015

„Wenn wir den Flüchtlingen den Eindruck vermitteln, sie seien willkommen, dann wäre das eine moralische Niederlage“, sagt der ungarische Regierungschef Viktor Orban.

Wer ist für die Flüchtlingskrise in Europa verantwortlich?

Von Bill Van Auken, 5. September 2015

Amerikanische Medien schweigen über die zentrale Rolle der US-Regierung bei der Entstehung der europäischen Flüchtlingstragödie.

In Griechenland wächst die Unzufriedenheit mit Syriza

Von Robert Stevens, 5. September 2015

Vor den Neuwahlen versuchen Syriza und andere bürgerliche Parteien, Allianzen zu schmieden, mit denen sie die Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse durchsetzen können.

Großes Interesse für Griechenland-Veranstaltung der PSG

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 5. September 2015

Zum Thema „Solidarität mit den griechischen Arbeitern! Kämpft gegen das Diktat von Schäuble und Merkel!“ führt die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) Veranstaltungen in Leipzig, Bochum und Frankfurt durch.

Wachsende Spannungen zwischen Venezuela und Kolumbien

Von Bill Van Auken, 5. September 2015

Die Regierung Maduro in Venezuela nutzt Grenzzwischenfälle, um Nationalismus zu schüren und von der wachsenden sozialen Krise abzulenken.

New in Arabic

الاتفاق النووي الايراني يقود الامبريالية الامريكية للهيمنة على العالم

21 تموز 2015
كيت جونز

توصلت ادارة اوباما الاسبوع الماضي ، بعد عشرين شهرا من المفاوضات، الى اتفاق لمدة 15 عاما مع ايران و الصين و فرنسا و روسيا و المملكة المتحدة والمانيا لـ (تطبيع) البرنامج النووي الايراني. و حتى يتجاوز هذا الاتفاق المعارضة القوية من قبل بعض النخب الحاكمة في الولايات المتحدة، عليه ان يشكل تحولا تكتيكيا هاما يضمن تأثيرا بعيد المدى لصالح الامبريالية الامريكية

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Perspective

European governments treat refugees as a hostile invasion force

5 September 2015

European governments are treating the stream of refugees as a hostile invasion force, constructing border fences, using tear gas and deploying the army against migrants.

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Autoworkers Struggles

Autoworkers speak out from Bedford, Indiana

By Eric London, 5 September 2015

Autoworkers in southern Indiana spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about the bankruptcy of the trade unions, growing support for rank-and-file committees, and the need for a nationwide strike.

Autoworkers speak out
GM workers: “If we can’t gain when they’re making profits, we’ll never get anything”

Autoworkers speak out: Louisville, Kentucky Ford worker denounces UAW-company alliance

Outpouring of support for WSWS Autoworker Newsletter among US autoworkers

Fiat Chrysler to move Jeep Cherokee production out of Toledo

By Shannon Jones, 4 September 2015

For a united struggle of US steel, auto and telecommunications workers!

By Jerry White, 3 September 2015

Eighty years after founding of UAW
Homeless American autoworker speaks out

By Zac Corrigan, 31 August 2015

Video: The battle facing US autoworkers

A portrait of life in America’s Rust Belt
Part One

By Eric London, 27 August 2015

More on autoworkers struggles »

IYSSE

International letters protest IYSSE censorship at University of Melbourne

5 September 2015

A British student’s letter says the IYSSE ban is “part of a systematic attempt to block students from articulating their independent political interests, across Australia and internationally.”

Australian IYSSE members protest ban at University of Melbourne

IYSSE supporters protest ban on IYSSE at University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne student union imposes third ban on IYSSE club

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 1 September 2015

Commentary

German professor Herfried Münkler agitates against refugees

By Christoph Dreier, 5 September 2015

With elaborate formulations and kitchen sink psychology, Humboldt University professor Münkler resurrects the strategy of making immigrants into scapegoats for social problems.

Britain’s pseudo-left line up behind Corbyn Labour leadership bid

By Julie Hyland, 5 September 2015

The pseudo-left groups are backing the campaign of Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to revive support for Labour and present this right-wing party as an agent of social reform.

Disaffection with Syriza mounts in Greece ahead of election

By Robert Stevens, 4 September 2015

Stalinism in Greece

RISE: The “Scottish Syriza” that dare not speak its name

By Steve James and Julie Hyland, 3 September 2015

Arts Review

Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past (1947): The weight of history

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 5 September 2015

Tourneur’s film, adapted from Build My Gallows High, a novel by American writer Daniel Mainwaring published in 1946, has one of the most suggestive titles in cinema history.

Phoenix: After WWII in Germany, a woman rises from the ashes

By Joanne Laurier, 3 September 2015

Author of books on Orson Welles, film noir, Vincente Minnelli and more
An interview with film historian and critic James Naremore

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

5 September 2015

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

As contract expires, USW orders steelworkers to stay on the job

By our reporters, 2 September 2015

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Australian steel unions enforce destruction of jobs and conditions

By Richard Phillips, 3 September 2015

Maritime Union of Australia thanks pseudo-lefts for “unity” as it foreshadows acceptance of port sackings

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 September 2015

Australia: Hutchison Ports dispute at the crossroads

More on the Australian Waterfront »

Australian mining giant replaces Blackwater workers with contractors

By Declan O’Malley, 2 September 2015

Unions keep Verizon and AT&T workers on job without contracts

By Samuel Davidson and Maria Kovalenko, 1 September 2015

2016 US Elections

Top aides to Hillary Clinton testify before Benghazi committee

By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2015

The 2016 US election and the scapegoating of immigrants

By Bill Van Auken, 1 September 2015

Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

Sanders pledges his campaign to save Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 31 August 2015

Bernie Sanders: Silent partner of American militarism

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter: A revealing confrontation

By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2015

More on the 2016 US elections »

75 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

75 years since the assassination of Trotsky: 1940-2015
Leon Trotsky’s place in history

By David North, 21 August 2015

Published here is a section of a lecture delivered on the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky. The full lecture is included in David North’s book, In Defense of Leon Trotsky.

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Joseph Kishore, 20 August 2015

25 years ago: Scorched earth plan for Soviet economy

The so-called 500-days plan drafted by the top economic advisers to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev was published in the September 4, 1990 issue of Izvestia.

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50 years ago: Pakistan and India expand war

After several days of border clashes, Pakistan launched a large-scale invasion of the Indian-held Kashmir on September 1, 1965.

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75 years ago: US exchanges warships for British bases

On September 3, 1940 US President Franklin Roosevelt informed Congress and the public that he had completed an arrangement that would give Britain 50 destroyers in return for land and sea bases in the Western Hemisphere.

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100 years ago: Zimmerwald conference of socialist opponents of World War I

On September 5, 1915, 38 delegates representing socialist tendencies throughout Europe assembled in the Swiss town of Zimmerwald to discuss an antiwar program in opposition to the carnage of World War I.

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