Fiat Chrysler workers sending UAW-backed deal to defeat

By Jerry White, 28 September 2015

Autoworkers at most of the automakers’ US plants have already voted “no” on the sellout agreement, which will attack jobs, wages and health benefits.

UAW’s Norwood Jewell denounces autoworkers at Toledo meeting

By Thomas Gaist, 28 September 2015

Toledo autoworkers denounced the agreement between the UAW and Fiat Chrysler, with the UAW vice president alternating between pleading for support and lambasting workers.

The political issues in the autoworkers’ struggle

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France launches bombing campaign in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 28 September 2015

This act of war not only intensifies the bloodshed in Syria and the misery of millions of Syrian refugees, it threatens to provoke a military conflict with Syria’s main backer, Russia.

Obama, Putin to meet at UN talks on Syria, Ukraine

A world convulsed by crises

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UK Labour Party conference begins under leadership of Corbyn

By Chris Marsden, 28 September 2015

The conference will not discuss or vote on scrapping the Trident missile system after major trade unions made clear their opposition to any such move.

Serving UK general threatens mutiny against a future Corbyn government

The political issues posed by Corbyn’s election as UK Labour Party leader

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German federal and state governments agree on hardline approach to refugees

By Martin Kreikenbaum, 28 September 2015

At a refugee conference in Berlin, additional countries were declared to be safe countries of origin, and welfare benefits were sharply reduced for refugees.

Hungary deploys army against refugees

The resurrection of borders in Europe

Agonising suicide in Australian refugee detention centre

By Max Newman, 28 September 2015

All the circumstances surrounding Ali Jaffari’s death point to the impact of the harsh measures being taken by Australian governments to repel asylum seekers.

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Behind the resignation of US House Speaker Boehner

By Patrick Martin, 28 September 2015

The ouster of the speaker of the House of Representatives demonstrates the growing influence of the ultra-right in official Washington.

US coal giant seeks to eliminate health care for retirees

By Samuel Davidson, 28 September 2015

Years of working in the coal fields produce an array of health problems, from back and spine injury to black lung.

Los Angeles officials declare “state of emergency” over homelessness

By Kevin Martinez, 28 September 2015

The city has pledged a paltry $100 million toward reducing homelessness, most of which will go to the police to drive out homeless encampments.

Pakistan expresses alarm over ever-expanding US-India strategic partnership

By Sampath Perera, 28 September 2015

In the run-up to today’s meeting between Indian Prime Minister Modi and US President Obama, New Delhi and Washington have further enhanced their military-security ties.

US probe into 1MDB scandal deepens Malaysian political turmoil

By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 28 September 2015

The US Justice Department investigation is a damaging blow to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is facing calls for his resignation.

French railways guilty of discrimination against Moroccan workers

By Pierre Mabut, 28 September 2015

The judgment against the French National Railway Company could have ramifications in the rest of French industry, where discrimination has flourished for years.

New Zealand suspends aid to Nauru

By John Braddock, 28 September 2015

Amid growing protests against the Nauru government, New Zealand’s bullying is aimed at bolstering its own neo-colonial interests.

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Un mundo convulsionado por crisis

Por Andre Damon y Barry Grey, 28 septiembre 2015

Ante una proliferación de crisis -económicas, geopolíticas, sociales- alrededor del mundo, los partidos tradicionales con los que la burguesía gobierna, tanto de derecha como de "izquierda", están colapsando bajo la presión de niveles sin precedentes de desigualdad social y creciente ira y descontento popular.

El camino a seguir para los obreros del automóvil

Por Jerry White y Eric London, 28 septiembre 2015

Con contratos expirando para 141.000 trabajadores de General Motors, Ford y Fiat Chrysler, trabajadores automotrices de Estados Unidos se enfrentan a una batalla decisiva cuyo resultado es crítico para toda la clase obrera. El PSI llama a la construcción de Comités de Base independientes de la dirección traicionera de la UAW.

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Les questions politiques liées au scandale Volkswagen

Par Peter Schwarz, 28 septembre 2015

La fraude systématique chez VW est une expression de l'irrationalité du système économique et social dans lequel l'entreprise évolue.

Les travailleurs des grandes usines automobiles votent massivement contre l’accord Fiat Chrysler-UAW

Par Eric London, 28 septembre 2015

Des milliers de travailleurs à travers les États-Unis rejettent l’accord de bradage, l’opposition à l’alliance UAW-CAF s’intensifie.

Les ouvriers de Fiat Chrysler rejettent le contrat de l’UAW dans les usines du Michigan et de l’Indiana

Par Jerry White, 28 septembre 2015

Les premiers votes sur l’accord dans des grandes usines révèlent la profonde hostilité des travailleurs à une entente qui se fait aux dépend des salaires, de l'emploi et des prestations de santé.

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Perspective

War clouds loom over UN General Assembly

28 September 2015

The mounting geo-political tensions that dominate the United Nations assembly are fuelled by the economic breakdown of world capitalism.

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Autoworkers Struggles

“Conditions are verging on an explosion”
Bowling Green, Kentucky autoworker speaks out

By Naomi Spencer, 28 September 2015

An autoworker with two decades of experience spoke to the WSWS about worsening conditions in the GM facility where the Corvette is manufactured.

Video: Fiat Chrysler workers speak out against UAW sellout contract

By James Brewer and Jerry White, 23 September 2015

The UAW and the Democratic Party

By Tom Mackaman, 22 September 2015

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25 years ago: East and West Germany reunified

October 3, 1990 marked the official proclamation of a united Germany, based on the dissolution of the Stalinist-ruled German Democratic Republic into the Federal Republic of Germany.

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50 years ago: Military coup sets stage for Indonesia bloodbath

On October 1, 1965, military officers staged a coup attempt against President Sukarno of Indonesia.

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75 years ago: Nazi decree establishes Warsaw Ghetto

On October 2, 1940, a decree signed by the German Governor General Hans Frank established a Jewish ghetto in Polish capital, Warsaw.

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100 years ago: Bulgaria enters World War I

On October 4, 1915, Bulgaria formally entered World War I on the side of the Central Powers, Germany and Austria-Hungary.

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Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part one
The physical and emotional toll that capitalist society takes

By David Walsh, 26 September 2015

99 Homes’ director Ramin Bahrani: “The villain is the system”

2016 US Elections

Scott Walker quits Republican presidential race

By Patrick Martin, 24 September 2015

Political lessons of the battle of Wisconsin

More bigotry from Republican presidential candidates

By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2015

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

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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Commentary

The political issues in the Volkswagen scandal

By Peter Schwarz, 26 September 2015

Minister from Independent Greeks appointed by Tsipras forced to resign from Syriza-led coalition

By Robert Stevens, 26 September 2015

More on the crisis in Greece »

Canada’s parties united in urging military spending hike

By Roger Jordan, 26 September 2015

More on the Canadian elections »

Notes on police violence in the US
Delaware police shoot wheelchair-bound man a dozen times

By Ed Hightower, 26 September 2015

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The Pope in America

A tense visit by Chinese president to the White House

Colombia and FARC commit to peace deal in six months

Caterpillar announces plans to lay off 10,000 workers

Catastrophe in Saudi Arabia, pillar of Washington’s Middle East policy

Workers Struggles

Allegheny Technologies lockout of 2,200 steelworkers enters seventh week

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 26 September 2015

A thousand jobs to go at UK Tata Steel

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE (Australia) lectures discuss significance of Zimmerwald anti-war conference

By our reporters, 22 September 2015