Obama administration suppresses account of CIA torture

By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2015

The US government has stamped “classified” on the declaration by a Guantanamo detainee of how he was tortured in a secret CIA prison.

Refugees in Europe confront catastrophic conditions

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 12 September 2015

The generosity of broad layers of the population towards refugees stands in complete contrast to the reaction of the European governments and security agencies.

New Zealand vigils demand increased refugee intake

By Tom Peters, 12 September 2015

There is widespread outrage at the government’s indifference to refugees and its support for US imperialism.

German newspaper close to the Left Party slanders refugees

By Christoph Dreier, 12 September 2015

The newspaper Junge Welt has called solidarity with the refugees a “marketing tool” of German business.

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

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Clinton pledges to outdo Obama in militarism

By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2015

In a speech and question-and-answer session at a Washington think tank, the Democratic frontrunner took an even more hard-line position than the current administration.

US Steel maintaining hard line in contract talks with steelworkers

By Shannon Jones, 12 September 2015

The United Steelworkers union has refused to wage a struggle in the face of demands by steelmakers US Steel and ArcelorMittal for draconian cuts to health care benefits.

Locked out Allegheny Technologies steelworkers speak about working conditions

By Evan Winters, 12 September 2015

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Strike by Seattle teachers continues through third day

By David Brown, 12 September 2015

With no negotiations set, 5,000 teachers and staff in Seattle, Washington remained on strike Friday.

Notes on police violence
Fresno, California police shoot three people in five days

By George Gallanis, 12 September 2015

In less than a week, Fresno police officers have shot three people, killing one.

No charges for police officers who killed unarmed immigrant in Pasco, Washington

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Major US cities report increased murder rates after years of decline

By Kevin Martinez and Fred Mazelis, 12 September 2015

Poverty and hopelessness are the main contributors to increases in violent crime.

India and Pakistan exchange war threats

By Sampath Perera, 12 September 2015

For months, India and Pakistan have been regularly exchanging artillery fire across the Line of Control that separates Indian and Pakistan-held Kashmir.

Rupert Murdoch rehabilitates disgraced CEO Rebekah Brooks

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015

Brooks resumes control at News UK just a year after a trial revealing heinous crimes carried out under her leadership at Murdoch’s British operations.

Australian wages growing at slowest rate in two decades

By Cheryl McDermid, 12 September 2015

Workers in Australia last year experienced “the largest downside surprise” in wages of all the 34 OECD countries.

New in Arabic

الحكومات الاوروبية تعامل اللاجئين كقوة غزو معادية

بيتر شفارتز, 5 سبتمبر 2015

تشهد اوروبا حاليا اكبر ازمة لاجئين منذ الحرب العالمية الثانية. فالصور المرعبة التي تنشر عبر العالم يوميا تذكرنا بالاحداث القاسية في ذلك الوقت: لاجئين مرهقين ، يائسين، محاصرين بالاسلاك الشائكة، يسيئوا معاملتهم و يقودونهم كالقطعان الى مخيمات، يغرقوا في البحر ااو يختنقوا في الشاحنات المغلقة.

اندفاع و هرولة وزير الاقتصاد الالماني لاستغلال الفرص التجارية في ايران

يوهانس شتيرن, 27 يوليو 2015

في السنوات الاخيرة ، نادرا ما تسببت رحلات المسؤولين السياسيين الالمان الى الخارج بضجة قوية كما حدث للزيارة التي قام بها نائب المستشار الالماني و وزير الشؤون الاقتصادية سيجمار غابريل الى ايران، حيث توجه غابريل برفقة وفد من كبار رجال الاعمال، و لم يكد يجف بعد حبر الاتفاق النووي الاخير مع ايران.

New in Spanish

Gobiernos europeos tratan a los refugiados como fuerza invasora

Por Peter Schwarz, 12 septiembre 2015

Los regímenes europeos tratan la a los refugiados como una fuerza enemiga de invasión. Fortifican las fronteras, lanzan gases lacrimógenos y usan sus fuerzas armadas contra la marea de inmigrantes.

La economía de Brasil se desmorona

Por Bill Van Auken, 12 septiembre 2015

Bajo el gobierno del Partido de los Trabajadores ocurre ahora un enorme aumento en desempleo y miseria social.

Wall Street rebajaría clasificación de Bolsa de Valores peruana

Por Cesar Uco, 12 septiembre 2015

La crisis económica desmorona el intento del gobierno del presidente Ollanta Humala y de la burguesía de crear la impresión que en Perú existe estabilidad y seguridad para los capitales extranjeros.

New in Russian

Миллионы индийских рабочих бастуют против прорыночных реформ правительства Моди

От наших корреспондентов, 12 сентября 2015 г.

Хотя рабочие решительно настроены защищать свои рабочие места и жизненные условия, профсоюзы использовали забастовку для того, чтобы выпустить пар и удержать рабочих в подчинении политическому истеблишменту.

New in Turkish

UAW sendikasından otomotiv işçilerine e-posta: Size hiçbir şey anlatmayacağız

Eric London, 12 Eylül 2015

İşçilerin, şirketlere ve onların yakın arkadaşları olan sendikalara karşı birleşik bir mücadele vermek için, kendi aralarında ve diğer sektörlerdeki sınıf müttefikleriyle birlikte, ABD'de ve uluslararası düzeyde kapsamlı bir kampanya yürütmesi gerekiyor.

Kitlesel işten çıkarmalar Brezilyalı otomotiv işçilerinin grevlerini kışkırtıyor

Armando Cruz, 12 Eylül 2015

Brezilyalı otomotiv işçileri, Brezilya otomotiv sanayisindeki kitlesel bir işten çıkarma dalgasının ortasında, geçim kaynaklarını ve çalışma standartlarını korumak için mücadeleye itiliyorlar.

Çin Japonya’ya karşı zaferin yıl dönümünü kutlamak için askeri tören düzenledi

Ben McGrath, 12 Eylül 2015

Çin hükümeti, Japonya’nın II. Dünya Savaşı’ndaki yenilgisinin 70. yıldönümünü kutlamak için Pekin’in Tiananmen Meydanı’nda büyük bir askeri geçit töreni düzenledi.

New in French

Les battements de tambour se font plus forts pour une escalade de la guerre contre la Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 12 septembre 2015

Médias et politiciens, tant aux États-Unis qu’en Europe occidentale, se sont cyniquement emparés de la situation catastrophique des réfugiés fuyant les violences en Syrie comme d’un prétexte pour intensifier la tuerie.

New in German

Zunehmendes Säbelrasseln gegen Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 12. September 2015

Politiker und Medien in den USA und Westeuropa nutzen das Schicksal der syrischen Flüchtlinge als Vorwand, um den Krieg in Syrien zu verschärfen und die Regierung zu stürzen.

Die Politik der herrschenden Klasse und die Marktturbulenzen

Von Nick Beams, 12. September 2015

Die Unruhen auf den Märkten sind das Ergebnis einer Mischung aus Gier und Furcht. Die Ursache dieser Stimmung ist die Abhängigkeit der Finanzmärkte von extrem billigem Geld.

Europäische Staaten planen die Versenkung von Flüchtlingsbooten im Mittelmeer

Von Alex Lantier, 12. September 2015

Die europäischen Mächte bereiten eine Verschärfung des Kriegs in Syrien vor und versuchen gleichzeitig Flüchtlinge, die vor dem Blutbad fliehen, daran zu hindern, nach Europa zu gelangen.

Katastrophale Zustände für Flüchtlinge in Europa

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 12. September 2015

Die Hilfsbereitschaft der Bevölkerung für Flüchtlinge steht in scharfem Gegensatz zur Reaktion der europäischen Regierungen und Sicherheitsbehörden.

Jörg Baberowskis Geschichtsfälschung

Von Christoph Vandreier, 12. September 2015

Dieses Kapitel aus dem neu erschienen Buch „Wissenschaft oder Kriegspropaganda?“ setzt sich mit den theoretischen und historischen Konzeptionen Professor Baberowskis (Humboldt-Universität) auseinander.

RISE: „Schottlands Syriza“ schämt sich ihrer Wurzeln

Von Steve James und Julie Hyland, 12. September 2015

Die neue Partei RISE ist der Versuch, das Projekt der schottischen Unabhängigkeit zu retten. Ihre pseudolinken Gründer verbinden damit die Hoffnung auf lukrative Einnahmequellen.

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Perspective

A world convulsed by crises

12 September 2015

Crisis is not the exception, but the rule. The very speed of events, with virtually no intervals of calm between the storms, denotes an intensifying general crisis.

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Autoworkers Struggles

On eve of Big Three contract expiration
Louisville workers and youth support the fight of autoworkers

By Zac Corrigan, 12 September 2015

In this video, workers and youth from Louisville, Kentucky send messages of support to autoworkers as they struggle to defend their wages and benefits against the auto giants.

Behind the UAW news blackout
What is taking place in the US auto contract negotiations?

By Eric London, 12 September 2015

Autoworkers want to know what is going on behind closed doors in the talks between the union and the companies.

What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 11 September 2015

The UAW is basically a business entity run by wealthy parasites that have no accountability to the membership.


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History

The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part two

By Katerina Selin, 12 September 2015

The occupation of Greece by Nazi Germany was the occasion for some of the worst crimes of World War II.

The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part one

Arts Review

Exhibition in London
Shirley Baker: A compassionate photographer of 1960s working class life

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015

The show is an opportunity to see the compassionate and humorous photographs of working class life by someone whose work rarely reached a wider audience during her own lifetime.

Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America offers some hints of humanity

By Christine Schofelt, 10 September 2015

Woman: The confessions of R&B singer Jill Scott

Commentary

Drumbeat grows for escalating war against Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 11 September 2015

UK Prime Minister Cameron calls for “hard military force” in Syria

More on the war in Syria and Iraq »

Why is Québec Solidaire silent about the betrayal of its “cousin” Syriza?

By Richard Dufour, 11 September 2015

German pilots struggle: The right to strike requires a socialist perspective

By Ulrich Rippert, 11 September 2015

Market turbulence linked to conflicts over ruling class policy

By Nick Beams, 11 September 2015

China confronts continuing economic turmoil

By Peter Symonds, 11 September 2015

Puerto Rican government unveils anti-worker austerity plan

By Rafael Azul, 11 September 2015

The end of democracy in Britain

Cameron government justifies targeted assassinations of UK citizens

Thousands of Saudi-led coalition troops invade Yemen

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

IYSSE

IYSSE in Germany protests against University of Melbourne ban

11 September 2015

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

IYSSE campaigns against University of Melbourne affiliation ban

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

12 September 2015

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

2016 US Elections

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

By Patrick Martin, 10 September 2015

Sanders pledges his campaign to save Democratic Party

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

The reactionary campaign around Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis

By Tom Carter, 10 September 2015

Six Republican presidential candidates back defiance of gay marriage ruling

The 2016 US election and the scapegoating of immigrants

By Bill Van Auken, 1 September 2015

Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

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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.

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