Syriza voted back into office amid mass abstention in Greek election

By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2015

No party in the elections gave expression to the mass popular sentiment to reject austerity that was revealed in last July’s referendum.

Socialist Project’s Panitch and Gindin defend Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek working class

Election program of Greece’s Popular Unity is a political fraud

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Autoworker outrage erupts over UAW-Fiat Chrysler sellout deal
Campaign for “no” vote grows

By our reporter, 21 September 2015

The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter is leading a campaign for a “no” vote and for workers to form rank-and-file committees, independent of the UAW, to organize opposition.

“The UAW is corporate now. They’re the police of the company.”
Autoworkers across the US outraged over UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal

By Eric London, 21 September 2015

UAW “highlights” of Fiat Chrysler deal expose corporate-union conspiracy against autoworkers

Anger erupts at UAW meeting in Sterling Heights, Michigan

By Shannon Jones, 21 September 2015

Norwood Jewell, the UAW vice president in charge of Fiat Chrysler, attended the meeting to help ram through the agreement reached between the UAW and FCA last week.

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Lockout of US steelworkers at ATI enters sixth week

By Evan Winters, 21 September 2015

In the sixth week of the lockout, the company maintains a hard line and continues its efforts to operate with scab labor from Strom Engineering.

Contract worker killed at US Steel mill in Pittsburgh

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More bigotry from Republican presidential candidates

By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, running second or third in polls of Republican presidential voters, said Sunday no Muslim should be allowed to become president of the United States.

Canada’s party leaders tout rival right-wing programs in election debate

By Roger Jordan, 22 September 2015

Even many media pundits have conceded last Thursday’s debate only served to highlight just how narrow are the differences between the big business Conservatives, Liberals, and NDP.

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Japanese government pushes military bills through upper house

By Ben McGrath, 21 September 2015

Despite widespread protests, the Abe government has now passed laws that will allow the Japanese military to engage in US-led wars abroad.

US, Russia discuss possible coordination, political settlement in Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 21 September 2015

Obama administration officials have signaled their willingness to accept a deal with Russia that would leave Syria’s Assad in power, at least temporarily.

Burkina Faso pressured to reinstate interim government after coup

By Kumaran Ira, 21 September 2015

After staging a coup against the imperialist-backed transitional government, the presidential guard returned power to the interim government amid mounting international pressure.

Turnbull’s cabinet to deepen attacks on Australian working class

By Nick Beams, 21 September 2015

The gushing media support for the new “progressive” cabinet is intended to win the backing of sections of the upper middle class for the program of austerity.

Malcolm Turnbull: Australia’s wealthiest prime minister

New Turnbull government suffers loss of support in Australian by-election

By our correspondents, 21 September 2015

Behind the electoral volatility that characterises Australian politics lies widespread alienation from the entire political establishment.

Sri Lankan currency falls sharply

By Saman Gunadasa, 21 September 2015

The floating of the currency to depreciate its value is the first major austerity move by the new “national unity government” in Sri Lanka.

Germany expands its military intervention in the Mediterranean Sea

By Johannes Stern, 21 September 2015

The expansion of Germany’s military operations in the Mediterranean is aimed at preparing a comprehensive military deployment in Africa.

UK government welcomes the world’s despots and war criminals to arms fair

By Mark Dowson, 21 September 2015

The UK is now the world’s second largest exporter of defence equipment, behind the United States.

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Mesures draconiennes du gouvernement allemand pour dissuader les réfugiés

Par Peter Schwarz, 21 septembre 2015

Les réfugiés doivent être effrayés par la faim et l’absence de toit et ramenés comme du bétail dans des pays où règnent des conditions abjectes.

New in Russian

75 лет после убийства Льва Троцкого

Джозеф Кишор, 20 сентября 2015 г.

Спустя 75 лет после своей смерти, Троцкий все более ясно виден как крупнейшая фигура мировой истории, которая не только оказала влияние на ход XX столетия, но чьи работы и идеи остаются важнейшим ориентиром для рабочего класса сегодня.

75 лет после убийства Троцкого: 1940-2015
Место Льва Троцкого в истории

Дэвид Норт, 20 сентября 2015 г.

Данная публикация представляет собой часть лекции, прочитанной в связи с 60-й годовщиной убийства Льва Троцкого. Полный текст лекций входит в книгу В защиту Льва Троцкого, которая в скором времени будет опубликована на русском языке.

New in Turkish

Wall Street çöküşünün yedinci yılı

Nick Beams, 20 Eylül 2015

Dünya savaşı tehdidi, artan baskı ve yoksulluk ve II. Dünya Savaşı’ndan bu yana en büyük sığınmacı sayısının yaratılmasıyla birleşen ekonomik çöküşün son yedi yılı, kapitalist sistemin tarihsel iflasını doğrulamaktadır.

Barselona: Katalonya ulusal gününde bağımsızlık yanlısı kitlesel gösteri

Alejandro López, 20 Eylül 2015

Katalan burjuvazisi içindeki ayrılık yanlısı hizipler, Katalonya’daki işçi sınıfının, İspanya çapındaki sınıf kardeşleriyle birleşik bir mücadelesini önlemek amacıyla milliyetçiliği teşvik ediyorlar.

Almanya’daki IYSSE Melbourne Üniversitesi’ndeki yasaklamayı protesto ediyor

20 Eylül 2015

IYSSE olarak, Melbourne Üniversitesi’ndeki IYSSE’ye uygulanan yasaklamanın derhal geri çekilmesini talep ediyoruz.

New in Arabic

تصاعد دقات طبول الحرب ضد سوريا

بیل ون اوکن, 11 سبتمبر 2015

صعّد السياسيون و وسائل الاعلام في كل من الولايات المتحدة الامريكية و اوروبا الغربية، النقد بشكل يدعو الى السخرية، لمحنة اللاجئين الفارين من مناطق العنف في سوريا ، كذريعة لشن حرب من اجل تغيير النظام في سوريا.

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Perspective

Yemen: A war crime made in America

21 September 2015

The six-month reign of death and destruction spearheaded by Saudi Arabia in Yemen would not be possible without the backing of American imperialism, which is seeking to assert its hegemony over the entire Middle East.

Earlier Perspectives »

Seventy-five years ago, Leon Trotsky was assassinated by an agent of the Soviet secret police, the GPU, in Coyoacán, a suburb of Mexico City, where he was living in exile.

The assassination of Trotsky ranks among the most politically consequential crimes of the twentieth century, with far-reaching implications for the development of the world socialist movement. And yet, for decades the circumstances surrounding Trotsky’s assassination remained shrouded in secrecy.

In 1975, the International Committee of the Fourth International launched Security and the Fourth International, the first systematic investigation by the Trotskyist movement into the 1940 assassination. This investigation led to the exposure of the network of GPU agents within the Fourth International who ensured the success of Stalin’s conspiracy against Trotsky’s life.

David North, the chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, played a central role in the Security and the Fourth International investigation. In two online interviews on October 3 and October 10, North will discuss the significance of Trotsky’s assassination, the origins and development of the International Committee’s investigation and its key findings. The interviews will begin at 1:00 pm US Eastern Time and will be broadcast live internationally.

Click here for more information and to register »

Autoworkers Struggles

Reject UAW sellout! Build rank-and-file committees to fight the union-company conspiracy against autoworkers!

By Jerry White, 21 September 2015

The UAW is pushing a deal that will establish permanently lower wages, shift the costs of health care onto workers, encourage back-breaking speedups and set the stage for a new round of layoffs and plant closings.

The UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal: A conspiracy against autoworkers

By Joseph Kishore, 17 September 2015

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Commentary

Obama’s hypocrisy over Ahmed Mohamed, the boy who brought a clock to school

By David Walsh, 21 September 2015

The handcuffing and arrest of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed for bringing a digital clock to school in Irving, Texas, a Dallas suburb, was a repugnant act that smelled of racism and xenophobia.

The GM ignition defect settlement and capitalist “justice”

By Patrick Martin, 19 September 2015

Family of GM accident victim speaks
“I believe GM murdered my daughter”

New York Times again mocks concerns over Jade Helm domestic military exercise

By Thomas Gaist, 19 September 2015

A world convulsed by crises

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 12 September 2015

German government adopts drastic measures to deter refugees

By Peter Schwarz, 19 September 2015

The resurrection of borders in Europe

More on the refugee crisis »

US poverty rate and income growth stagnated in 2014

Outrage over banning of New Zealand novel Into the River

Citing global economy, Fed keeps rates near zero

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and the national anthem row

“Late Show” debut: After Colbert drops the satire, what’s left?

25 years ago: US tensions mount over war, budget deadlines

Twenty-five years ago this week, the administration of George H. W. Bush headed into twin crises over the US budget deficit and the preparations for war in the Persian Gulf.

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50 years ago: Aden declared British crown colony

On September 26, 1965, British imperialism deposed the government of Aden and reimposed direct colonial rule over the tiny protectorate at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, which is now part of Yemen.

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75 years ago: Japan invades Indochina

On September 23, 1940, Japanese military forces invaded French Indochina, including present-day Vietnam.

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100 years ago: Battle of Loos begins on the Western Front

On September 25, 1915, the British army tried to break through German lines on the Gohelle plain near the village of Loos.

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Workers Struggles

Copper mine strike signals growing class struggle in Chile

By Cesar Uco, 21 September 2015

The 23-day strike saw one worker killed by police and caused around $20 million in losses for the state-owned mining company.

Australian UGL workers condemn union’s role in retrenchments

By Mike Head, 21 September 2015

Workers at UGL’s Auburn railway workshops in Sydney last week responded warmly to a Socialist Equality Party leaflet.

Seattle teachers face sellout contract

By David Brown, 19 September 2015

Socialist Equality Party

Withdraw all Australian military forces from Syria and the Middle East!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 September 2015

More on the war in Syria and Iraq »

The Socialist Equality Party of Germany reviews the lessons of Greece

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

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

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

2016 US Elections

Republican presidential debate: A reactionary political system in decay

By Patrick Martin, 18 September 2015

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

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History

The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part three

By Katerina Selin, 14 September 2015