Hungarian border police fire tear gas and water cannon at refugees

By Chris Marsden, 17 September 2015

Whatever official criticisms are levelled against Hungary, all of the major European powers are responding in a similarly brutal fashion.

Hungary closes its border with Serbia

Who is responsible for the refugee crisis in Europe?

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“They are using smoke and mirrors to fool the people”
Auto workers denounce UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal

By Shannon Jones, 17 September 2015

After being kept in the dark for weeks, autoworkers expressed outrage over the refusal of the UAW to call a strike or reveal the content of the settlement.

Fiat Chrysler, UAW tentative contract: A corporatist conspiracy against US autoworkers

UAW used threats to stop walkout at Detroit Fiat Chrysler plant

Why the UAW picked Fiat Chrysler

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US-Russian tensions rise over Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 17 September 2015

Tensions have continued to escalate over US allegations that Russia is establishing a “forward-operating air base” outside the port city of Latakia.

German politicians and media promote military intervention in Syria

By Johannes Stern, 17 September 2015

UK National Youth Theatre cancels play on Syria after consulting police

By Tom Scripps, 17 September 2015

Drumbeat grows for escalating war against Syria

More on the war in Syria and Iraq »

Syriza attempts to rewrite history in futile effort to stem collapse in support

By Robert Stevens, 17 September 2015

Syriza’s programme claims that the July referendum that rejected austerity and which Syriza then betrayed was the party’s “crowning achievement.”

Tsipras defends record of austerity in Greek election debate

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Business warns new Australian PM over promises to National Party

By Mike Head, 17 September 2015

The potential ructions between the Liberal and National parties, and within the Nationals, underscore the unstable character of the newly-installed Turnbull government.

Australian business chiefs hail Turnbull as prime minister

Hewlett-Packard to cut 33,000 jobs

By a reporter, 17 September 2015

The cuts bring the job losses at HP to 87,000 in the past three years, one quarter of the total company workforce.

Oklahoma court issues stay of execution just hours before planned lethal injection

By Kate Randall, 17 September 2015

The court set a new execution date of September 30 to consider material supporting Richard Glossip’s claim of innocence.

Japanese demonstrators denounce government ahead of vote on military legislation

By a WSWS reporting team, 17 September 2015

While opposition to the bills and war is widespread, there is no genuine anti-war alternative among the protest organisations.

Japanese protest organisations promote illusions in opposition parties

By our reporters, 17 September 2015

UN releases war crimes report on Sri Lanka

By K. Ratnayake, 17 September 2015

While the inquiry confirms that war crimes occurred, the UN human rights commissioner’s remarks echo the shift in US policy.

New in Russian

Конец британской демократии

Джули Хайленд, 17 сентября 2015 г.

Политика целенаправленных убийств, впервые начатая Израилем, является сейчас международным феноменом. Правительства соревнуются одно с другим в том, какое из них в состоянии убивать чаще и эффективнее.

New in Turkish

Corbyn’in İşçi Partisi önderi seçilmesiyle ortaya çıkan siyasi konular

Julie Hyland, 17 Eylül 2015

Jeremy Corbyn’in İşçi Partisi’nin önderi olarak seçilmesi, devasa toplumsal öfkenin ve Britanya toplumunun çürümüş durumundan duyulan nefretin bir belirtisidir.

Seçimlere bir hafta kala muhafazakarlar ile Syriza başa baş gidiyor

Alex Lantier, 17 Eylül 2015

Geçtiğimiz ay istifa ettiği zaman eski başbakan Alexis Tsipras tarafından 20 Eylül olarak belirlenen erken seçimden bir hafta önce, muhafazakar Yeni Demokrasi (ND) anketlerde yükseliyor.

New in French

Un complot corporatiste contre les travailleurs de l’automobile aux Etats-Unis

Par Shannon Jones, 17 septembre 2015

Les négociations contractuelles bien orchestrées sont une façade derrière laquelle deux entités cherchent à fixer les termes de leur enrichissement mutuel au détriment des travailleurs.

Premier discours politique du nouveau leader travailliste Corbyn au congrès du TUC britannique

Par Chris Marsden, 17 septembre 2015

Le rôle progressiste attribué par Corbyn aux syndicats est tout le contraire de la réalité politique vécue par près de deux générations de travailleurs.

Les grèves étudiantes québécoises de 2012-2015 et la faillite politique de l'anarchisme – Partie 2

Par Louis Girard et Richard Dufour, 17 septembre 2015

L'injonction «pas de politique» des anarchistes cache en réalité une vive opposition à la lutte pour cultiver une conscience de classe socialiste parmi les travailleurs.

New in German

Die Welt im Würgegriff von Krisen

Von Andre Damon und Barry Grey, 17. September 2015

Die Krise ist kein Ausnahmefall, sondern Normalität. Die Geschwindigkeit, mit der sich die Ereignisse fast völlig ohne Ruhepausen entwickeln, deutet darauf hin, dass sich die allgemeine Krise weiter verschärft.

General Petraeus will mit al-Qaida verbündete Milizen in Syrien rekrutieren

Von Bill Van Auken, 17. September 2015

Vierzehn Jahre nach den Anschlägen vom 11. September schlagen der ehemalige CIA-Direktor und andere hohe US-Regierungsvertreter vor, mit al-Qaida verbündete Milizen erneut als Stellvertretertruppen für den US-Imperialismus in Syrien anzuwerben.

Das Programm der griechischen Volkseinheit ist ein politischer Betrug

Von Christoph Dreier, 17. September 2015

Die Partei der Volkseinheit versucht bei den Wahlen in Griechenland die eigenen Spuren in der Syriza-Regierung zu verwischen und präsentiert ein nationalistisches Programm.

Corbyn holt Austeritäts- und Kriegsbefürworter in sein Schattenkabinett

Von Chris Marsden, 17. September 2015

Corbyns Schattenkabinett gehören Labour-Politiker an, die seinen öffentlich propagierten Politikwechsel entschieden ablehnen.

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Perspective

The UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal: A conspiracy against autoworkers

17 September 2015

Both parties to the talks—Chrysler Fiat and the UAW—are businesses that derive their income from the exploitation of the workers.

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Featured Comment

A world convulsed by crises

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 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.

Autoworkers Struggles

How Wall Street took over the auto industry

By Gabriel Black, 16 September 2015

As the Big Three contracts expire
The way forward for US autoworkers

What is the UAW?

More on autoworkers struggles »

Commentary

European allies of Syriza issue a reactionary “Plan B in Europe”

By Alex Lantier, 17 September 2015

Syriza’s allies have issued a nationalist “Plan B” strategy because their “Plan A,” the election of a Syriza government, has suffered political shipwreck.

Another palace coup in Australia

By Peter Symonds, 16 September 2015

UK Labour leader Corbyn, addressing Trades Union Congress, makes first policy speech

By Chris Marsden, 16 September 2015

More on the British Labour Party election »

Refugee crisis reveals human cost of French NPA’s “humanitarian” wars

By Anthony Torres, 16 September 2015

General Petraeus calls for recruiting Al Qaeda

By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2015

Seven years since the Wall Street crash

Obama’s war crimes in Yemen

Canada’s NDP attacks Liberal deficit spending plan from the right

Socialist Equality Party

The Socialist Equality Party of Germany reviews the lessons of Greece

By Marianne Arens, 17 September 2015

The PSG held a successful series of meetings on the lessons of the crisis in Greece in Leipzig and Bochum, with a final meeting in Frankfurt last Sunday.

An internationalist strategy to oppose the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

By the Socialist Equality Party, 17 September 2015

The SEP insists that workers can only defend their interests on the basis of an independent class stance that rejects both the pro-ChAFTA “free traders” and the reactionary nationalism of Labor and the unions.

UGL workers face deepening job cuts in Australia and Asia

IYSSE

A reply to the University of Melbourne’s Clubs and Societies Committee
Overturn the ban on the IYSSE!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (University of Melbourne), 17 September 2015

Seeking to justify its ban on the IYSSE club, the University of Melbourne’s Clubs and Societies Committee has sent a letter containing a series of unsubstantiated allegations.

IYSSE in Sri Lanka, India condemn ban at University of Melbourne

IYSSE in Germany protests against University of Melbourne ban

Arts Review

Kamasi Washington’s The Epic: A bold statement in jazz

By Jeff Lusanne, 17 September 2015

The Epic is a striking new work in jazz that successfully incorporates many influences into a unique new big band sound, and provides an engaging concert experience.

Diego Rivera murals in San Francisco—Mostly hidden and obscured
Change the World or Go Home by Alejandro Almanza Pereda

2016 US Elections

US presidential campaign: Sanders opens up lead in Iowa, New Hampshire polls

By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2015

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

Clinton pledges to outdo Obama in militarism

The reactionary campaign around Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis

The 2016 US election and the scapegoating of immigrants

Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

More on the 2016 US elections »

Workers Struggles

Seattle teachers union calls off strike

By David Brown, 16 September 2015

As Allegheny Technologies lockout enters fifth week
ArcelorMittal walks out of negotiations with USW

More on steelworkers struggles »

Australian tram drivers strike over jobs and conditions

History

The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part three

By Katerina Selin, 14 September 2015

Science

Remains of a new species of early human discovered in South African cave

By Philip Guelpa, 14 September 2015

25 years ago: US Air Force chief of staff cashiered

General Michael J. Dugan, the Air Force chief of staff, was summarily dismissed from his post on September 17, 1990 by US Defense Secretary Richard Cheney.

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50 years ago: Government of “national emergency” installed in Greece

On September 17, 1965, former Deputy Premier Stephanos Stephanopoulos was installed as prime minister of Greece by King Constantine.

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75 years ago: US Congress passes draft bill

On September 16, 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Service and Training Act, which required men from the ages of 26 to 35 to register for the draft.

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100 years ago: Tsar suspends Russian Duma amid mass strike wave

On 16 September, 1915, the Tsar suspended the Fourth Russian Duma, or parliament, amid a deepening crisis of the regime spurred by disastrous reversals in World War One, deepening social discontent, and a mass strike movement of the working class.

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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