Austria plans to close border as migrants surge across Europe

By Alex Lantier, 7 September 2015

The refugee crisis, the largest since World War II, is rooted in imperialist wars in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, waged by the United States and its allies in Europe.

NATO powers move to exploit refugee crisis to intensify bombing of Syria

By Alex Lantier, 7 September 2015

Who is responsible for the refugee crisis in Europe?

European governments treat refugees as a hostile invasion force

Death of Syrian infant exposes Canadian complicity in refugee crisis

Australian government refuses to lift refugee intake

By Mike Head, 7 September 2015

As Abbott feigned compassion for the asylum seekers in Europe, he was preparing to extend Australia’s current bombing campaign from Iraq into Syria.

Australian senate inquiry masks responsibility for Nauru refugee camp abuses

By Max Newman, 7 September 2015

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Allegheny Technologies Inc. lockout enters fourth week

By Evan Winters, 7 September 2015

As the USW pushes for a concessions contract in federal mediation, ATI is seeking to continue production with strikebreakers contracted from Strom Engineering.

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

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Obamacare health insurers seek double-digit rate hikes for 2016

By Kate Randall, 7 September 2015

In Delaware, South Dakota and West Virginia insurers are seeking double-digit increases for 100 percent of Obamacare plans.

Six Republican presidential candidates back defiance of gay marriage ruling

By Patrick Martin, 7 September 2015

The open defense of anti-gay bigotry by the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, Kim Davis, is an indication of the drastic shift to the right in American capitalist politics.

Anti-gay Kentucky county clerk jailed for contempt of court

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Newark, New Jersey’s “progressive” mayor Ras Baraka wins big business praise

By Fred Mazelis, 7 September 2015

After running for office on a platform of “change,” the successor to Cory Booker is proving a useful representative of the capitalist elite.

Japan: Continuing protests against Abe government’s security bills

By Ben McGrath, 7 September 2015

The government is pressing to pass the deeply unpopular bills before the current parliamentary session ends on September 27.

Obama secures votes to override congressional opposition to Iran deal

By Keith Jones, 7 September 2015

The White House has insisted the nuclear deal would actually facilitate military action against Iran if Washington deems it necessary.

UK Terrorism Act used to prevent British Library obtaining unique historic archive

By Robert Stevens, 7 September 2015

The decision by the British Library demonstrates the extent to which the “anti-terrorism” laws are being used to curtail academic and intellectual freedom.

Depth of UK welfare cuts revealed in Sheffield case study

By Simon Whelan, 7 September 2015

The cuts documented by the Sheffield research, when fully implemented nationwide, will slash £19 billion from welfare.

Australia: State Labor government attacks striking train staff

By Margaret Rees, 7 September 2015

For the second time in two weeks, the Victorian government tried to ban industrial action by low-paid rail workers.

New in Turkish

ABD çelik, otomotiv ve iletişim işçilerinin birleşik mücadelesi için!

Jerry White, 7 Eylül 2015

Dünyanın her köşesindeki serveti emen büyük şirketlerin ve mali kuruluşların, ABD ve dünya ekonomisinin sosyalist yeniden örgütlenmesinin parçası olarak, işçi sınıfının ortak mülkiyeti altına alınması gerekmektedir.

Kanadalı Fiat Chrysler işçilerinden uluslararası mücadele yönünde güçlü destek

Jerry White, 7 Eylül 2015

Ontario’daki Brampton fabrikasında çalışan Fiat Chrysler işçileri, 22 Ağustos Cumartesi günü, Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni’nin kampanyacılarını sıcak bir şekilde karşıladılar.

New in French

En pleine guerre au Yémen, Washington vend des milliards de dollars d'armes à l’Arabie saoudite

Par Niles Williamson, 7 septembre 2015

L’accord vise ostensiblement à soulager les craintes saoudiennes sur l’accord nucléaire avec l'Iran, mais il facilite aussi l’escalade de l’agression saoudienne au Yémen.

La République française redevient une machine à tuer
Les Tueurs de la République, de Vincent Nouzille

Par Anthony Torres, 7 septembre 2015

Le livre de Nouzille lève le rideau sur le programme criminel d'assassinats mené par l'Etat français depuis 1958, mais surtout depuis l'élection de Hollande en 2012.

Allemagne : le professeur Herfried Münkler fait campagne contre les réfugiés

Par Christoph Dreier, 7 septembre 2015

Avec des formulations compliquées et une psychologie de caniveau, le professeur de l’université Humboldt réactive la stratégie qui consiste, face aux problèmes sociaux, à transformer les immigrés en boucs émissaires.

Les syndicats du secteur public québécois bloquent la lutte politique nécessaire contre l'austérité

Par Richard Dufour, 7 septembre 2015

Le sentiment de colère et l’énergie combative des travailleurs ont été canalisés vers des appels futiles au gouvernement et des gestes timides de protestation.

RISE: le « Syriza écossais » qui n'ose pas dire son nom

Par Steve James et Julie Hyland, 7 septembre 2015

Le but de RISE est de sauver le projet d'indépendance de l'Ecosse et les opportunités lucratives dont il espère qu’elles seront offertes aux fondateurs de cette organisation de la pseudo-gauche.

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Perspective

The G20 summit: A spectacle of political bankruptcy

7 September 2015

The G20 meeting pledged to keep the global economic “recovery” on track despite warnings by the IMF that its forecasts for growth made as recently as July were no longer applicable.

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Featured Report

After Detroit bankruptcy: Tax foreclosures threaten 30,000 residents

By Nick Rodriguez and J. Cooper, 7 September 2015

Nearly 30,000 homes will go to auction in the nation’s largest municipal property tax foreclosure.

Autoworkers Struggles

Autoworkers speak out
Young autoworker earns too little to keep car on the road

By Jerry White, 7 September 2015

Once they pay for food, utilities and other critical bills, particularly if they are raising children, there is little left to make a payment on a new or even used vehicle.

Autoworkers speak out from Bedford, Indiana

By Eric London, 5 September 2015

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

By Eric London, 27 August 2015

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Socialist Equality Party

PSG campaigns throughout Germany for public meetings on the crisis in Greece

By our correspondents, 7 September 2015

The balance sheet of the Syriza government, which is implementing unprecedented austerity measures, has been the subject of intense discussions during the campaign.

Commentary

Syriza betrayal exposes role of Irish pseudo-left

By Dermot Quinn and Michael Lynch, 7 September 2015

Ireland’s pseudo-left are charting the course that their Greek counterparts have now taken to its logical conclusion.

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

German professor Herfried Münkler agitates against refugees

By Christoph Dreier, 5 September 2015

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

By Julie Hyland, 5 September 2015

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

By Niles Williamson, 5 September 2015

IYSSE

IYSSE campaigns against University of Melbourne affiliation ban

By our correspondents, 7 September 2015

A meeting will be held Tuesday to discuss the anti-democratic decision by the Clubs and Societies Committee to refuse to affiliate the IYSSE.

International letters protest IYSSE censorship at University of Melbourne

5 September 2015

Australian IYSSE members protest ban at University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne student union imposes third ban on IYSSE club

25 years ago: Gorbachev joins US line-up against Iraq

President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev held a summit in Helsinki, Finland, on September 9, 1990, as the US prepared for war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the aftermath of its invasion of the oil sheikdom of Kuwait.

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50 years ago: Hurricane Betsy slams New Orleans

On September 9, 1965, Hurricane Betsy hit New Orleans. It was the most financially destructive hurricane in US history to that point.

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75 years ago: Germany begins “Blitz” bombing of Britain

On September 7, 1940, the German Luftwaffe began an extensive period of nighttime bombing raids of British cities and industry.

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100 years ago: Mounting tensions between the US and Germany, Austria-Hungary

On September 9, 1915, US Secretary of State Robert Lansing announced the delivery of a note to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Vienna, asking for the recall of the Austro-Hungarian ambassador to the US, Dr. Konstantin Theodor Dumba.

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Arts Review

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

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 5 September 2015

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

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

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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