EU prepares plan to turn away masses of refugees from Europe

By Alex Lantier, 10 September 2015

The European Union intends to spend much less than far poorer Middle Eastern countries on the refugee crisis caused by NATO wars in Libya and Syria.

Deported Kosovo refugees left with nothing

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 10 September 2015

Refugee crisis in Europe: Popular support for migrants confronts official inhumanity

Who is responsible for the refugee crisis in Europe?

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Five thousand teachers in Seattle, Washington go on strike

By David Brown, 10 September 2015

The strike is an expression of the widespread desire among teachers to defend public education, while the unions are working to channel discontent back into the Democratic Party.

Thousands of Saudi-led coalition troops invade Yemen

By Niles Williamson, 10 September 2015

The escalation of the bloody assault on Yemen follows a White House meeting last weekend between Saudi King Salman and Obama.

Australian government commits to air strikes inside Syria

By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2015

The Abbott government is seeking to exploit the refugee crisis to silence opposition to its decision to join the US-led air war inside Syria.

Washington threatens confrontation with Russia over Syria

Amid refugee crisis in Europe, NATO powers prepare war escalation in Syria

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The reactionary campaign around Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis

By Tom Carter, 10 September 2015

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was released Tuesday, after five days of imprisonment for defying a court order to perform her official duties and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Six Republican presidential candidates back defiance of gay marriage ruling

Hundreds arrested in California anti-immigrant sweep

By Jake Dean, 10 September 2015

The Obama administration continues its frontal assault on the democratic rights of immigrant workers.

International probe exposes Mexican government in case of 43 missing students

By Rafael Azul, 10 September 2015

The disappearance of the students in Iguala almost one year ago stands exposed as an act of political terror by a government that has lost all legitimacy.

German court declares pilots strike illegal, forcing return to work

By Dietmar Henning, 10 September 2015

The court action, which follows entirely the arguments of Lufthansa, is a deeply undemocratic decision that effectively abolishes the right to strike.

UK: Thousands of sick and disabled people die after being forced into employment

By Margot Miller, 10 September 2015

The British government aims to get a million more disabled and ill people off the welfare rolls and into employment.

Thai junta rejects draft constitution, delays election

By Tom Peters, 10 September 2015

The US-backed military dictatorship has no intention of giving up its hold on power.

Tamil nationalist appointed opposition leader in Sri Lankan parliament

By K. Nesan, 10 September 2015

The aim was to install a political flunkey of Washington who will support any austerity measure or pro-US foreign policy.

New in Turkish

G-20 Zirvesi: Bir siyasi iflas gösterisi

Nick Beams, 10 Eylül 2015

G-20 Zirvesi, küresel mali piyasalar üzerindeki, merkez bankalarının ekonomiyi para enjekte ederek destekleme çabalarının deflasyonist eğilimler eliyle zora sokuluyor olduğu yönündeki artan kaygıların canlandırdığı bir kargaşanın ortasında gerçekleşti.

Avrupa hükümetleri sığınmacılara bir düşman istila gücü gibi davranıyor

Peter Schwarz, 10 Eylül 2015

Avrupa’daki egemen sınıfın sığınmacılarla ilgilenmede sergilediği vahşilik, onun tüm işçi sınıfına yönelik düşmanlığının en keskin ifadesidir. Egemen sınıf, halkın geniş kesimlerinin sığınmacılara gösterdiği duygudaşlık ve dayanışma dalgasıyla katıksız bir karşıtlık içindedir.

New in French

Crise des réfugiés : la solidarité populaire contre l’inhumanité officielle

Par Uli Rippert, 10 septembre 2015

Le déferlement de soutien et de solidarité pour les réfugiés a révélé le gouffre qui sépare la politique officielle des sentiments de larges masses de gens.

Syriza prépare une coalition gouvernementale de droite

Par Christoph Dreier, 10 septembre 2015

Tsipras, le dirigeant de Syriza, a clairement fait savoir que quel que soit le résultat des prochaines élections, il fera tout son possible pour appliquer le nouvel accord de prêt conclu avec l’UE.

La mort d'un enfant syrien expose la complicité du Canada dans la crise des réfugiés

Par Keith Jones, 10 septembre 2015

Le gouvernement Harper a empêché une femme vivant à Vancouver d'aider sa famille réfugiée.

New in German

Washington attackiert Russland im Syrien-Konflikt

Von Bill Van Auken, 10. September 2015

Die Drohungen gegen Moskaus Syrien-Unterstützung machen deutlich, dass die US-Regierung einen Regimewechsel in Damaskus anstrebt.

Großbritannien:
Cameron rechtfertigt gezielte Tötung britischer Staatsbürger

Von Robert Stevens und Julie Hyland, 10. September 2015

Camerons Politik weist Parallelen zu Obamas außergerichtlichen Hinrichtungen auf und verstößt gegen demokratische Rechte und Rechtsstaatlichkeit.

Flüchtlinge stürmen Berliner Asylzentrum

Von Stefan Steinberg, 10. September 2015

Am LAGeSo, der zentralen Anlaufstelle für Flüchtlinge in Berlin, sind die Zustände immer noch katastrophal; viele Menschen warten seit Wochen im Freien.

Landesarbeitsgericht verbietet Pilotenstreik

Von Gustav Kemper, 10. September 2015

Das Gericht begründete das Streikverbot damit, dass die Pilotengewerkschaft mit dem Streik das Low-Cost-Konzept des Konzerns verhindern wolle. Das sei rechtswidrig.

Hamburger Polizei bespitzelt autonome Szene

Von Sven Heymanns, 10. September 2015

Zum zweiten Mal innerhalb eines Jahres wurde in der autonomen Szene Hamburgs eine Polizeibeamtin als Spitzel entlarvt.

Großbritannien
Pseudolinke unterstützen Corbyn im Kampf um den Labour-Vorsitz

Von Julie Hyland, 10. September 2015

Die Wahlunterstützung für Jeremy Corbyn soll der Labour Party neues Leben einhauchen und diese rechte Partei als Kämpferin für Sozialreformen darzustellen.

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Perspective

The end of democracy in Britain

10 September 2015

The policy of targeted assassination, begun in Israel, is now part of an international trend in which governments compete for bragging rights over their “hits.”

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Autoworkers Struggles

Who would benefit from the health care co-op proposed by the UAW?

By Jerry White, 10 September 2015

The new scheme would be modeled on the retiree health care trust fund or so-called VEBA run by the UAW.

UAW emails autoworkers: We won’t tell you anything

By Eric London, 9 September 2015

Labor Day in America
Union sellouts promote Democratic wage-cutters

By Jerry White, 8 September 2015

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

Mass layoffs provoke strikes by Brazilian autoworkers

By Armando Cruz, 8 September 2015

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

By Eric London, 27 August 2015

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Commentary

Bernie Sanders: A “socialist” promoted by the US government

By Patrick Martin, 10 September 2015

A long analysis of the Sanders campaign appeared Tuesday on the web site of the Voice of America, the official overseas broadcast service of the US government.

Cameron government justifies targeted assassinations of UK citizens

By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 9 September 2015

PBS documentary Putin’s Way: Half-truths and lies in the service of US warmongering against Russia

By Andrea Peters, 9 September 2015

Exploiting refugee crisis, NY Times’ Kristof calls for escalation of war in Syria

Harper government making pro forma complaints over jailing of Egyptian-Canadian journalist

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IYSSE

IYSSE in Sri Lanka, US, condemn University of Melbourne ban

10 September 2015

The IYSSE in Sri Lanka and at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan have written to the University of Melbourne Clubs & Societies Committee.

Letters oppose refusal to affiliate IYSSE at University of Melbourne

8 September 2015

Mobilize workers and youth to stop the attack on Northern Virginia schools!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 9 September 2015

IYSSE campaigns against University of Melbourne affiliation ban

Arts Review

Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America offers some hints of humanity

By Christine Schofelt, 10 September 2015

A young student in New York City, an aspiring writer, meets her energetic, difficult stepsister-to-be.

Woman: The confessions of R&B singer Jill Scott

By Hiram Lee, 9 September 2015

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

Workers Struggles

Australian waterside workers “in the dark” as union negotiates job cuts with Hutchison

By Richard Phillips, 9 September 2015

“All sorts of people control our destinies—everybody except us,” sacked Hutchison wharfie.

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Chester, Pennsylvania teachers unanimously vote to work for free

By Nancy Hanover and Lawrence Porter, 8 September 2015

Allegheny Technologies Inc. lockout enters fourth week

By Evan Winters, 7 September 2015

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Book Review

The French Republic as killing machine
The Killers of the Republic, by Vincent Nouzille

By Anthony Torres, 9 September 2015

Nouzille’s book lifts the veil on the history of French President François Hollande's “kill list” and the increasing resort to state murder.

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?

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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

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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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