Obama-Putin meeting highlights crisis of US policy in Syria

By Barry Grey, 30 September 2015

The twists and turns of US policy reflect massive contradictions in Washington’s Middle East agenda and fierce divisions within the foreign policy and military-intelligence establishment.

Obama at the United Nations
Washington prepares heightened aggression against Damascus and Moscow

France launches bombing campaign in Syria

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Two more plants overwhelmingly reject UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal, ensuring its defeat

By Joseph Kishore, 30 September 2015

With a rejection of the deal now a near certainty, the UAW and the auto companies are working behind the scenes to plan the next stage in their conspiracy against autoworkers.

UAW’s Norwood Jewell denounces autoworkers at Toledo meeting

Fiat Chrysler workers challenge UAW vote count at Warren Truck

By Shannon Jones, 29 September 2015

Workers at the suburban Detroit factory expressed suspicion that the UAW rigged the vote to overcome widespread opposition to the sellout agreement.

Hyundai autoworkers in South Korea strike for better wages

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Georgia executes first woman in 70 years

By Kate Randall, 30 September 2015

The US Supreme Court rejected three last-minute appeals to stop Kelly Gissendaner’s execution, one of three scheduled this week in the US.

Major city in Afghanistan falls to Taliban attack

By Patrick Martin, 30 September 2015

The capture of Kunduz is a major blow to the US-backed puppet regime in Kabul and to the Obama administration.

Corbyn speech to UK Labour conference criticises austerity but offers no viable alternative

By Chris Marsden, 30 September 2015

Corbyn took pains to praise all his rivals in the Labour leadership contest, including the arch Blairite Liz Kendall.

UK Labour Party conference begins under leadership of Corbyn

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Saudi-led air strike on wedding party in Yemen kills at least 131

By Niles Williamson, 30 September 2015

The bloodbath near Mocha was the deadliest civilian massacre so far in the assault backed by the United States.

Yemen: A war crime made in America

As Yemen assault continues, US announces billion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Tsipras returns to US to offer up Greece for capitalist exploitation

By Robert Stevens, 30 September 2015

The Greek prime minister began a weeklong trip to the US Saturday, speaking Monday before the United Nations General Assembly.

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras selects pro-austerity cabinet

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German president stirs up public opinion against refugees

By Johannes Stern, 30 September 2015

President Joachim Gauck regards the refugee crisis, brought about by Western war policy, as an opportunity to continue Germany’s imperialist course.

German ruling party lauds Hungarian Premier Orban

By Markus Salzmann, 30 September 2015

The repulsive policy of the CSU stands in stark contrast to the wave of sympathy for refugees among the population.

German federal and state governments agree on hardline approach to refugees

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Canadian election: Militarism and reaction dominate foreign policy debate

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 30 September 2015

The leaders of Canada’s three main parties used Monday’s foreign policy debate to stake their claim as the most capable and determined defenders of Canadian imperialism.

Allegheny Technologies resumes limited production with scab workforce

By Evan Winters, 30 September 2015

Locked-out steelworkers report that the company is using scab workers to produce steel at the recently completed $1.3 billion hot strip mill in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Tom Wolf proposes deeper cuts to pensions

By Douglas Lyons, 30 September 2015

Wolf proposes to eliminate pensions for workers making over $75,000 yearly.

US bankruptcy judge overturns A&P supermarket labor agreements

By Alan Whyte, 30 September 2015

A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that benefits and rights of supermarket workers at the supermarket chain A&P can be drastically cut.

Australia: Union imposes job cuts at UGL, defying workers’ votes

By Mike Head, 30 September 2015

Workers accuse the AMWU of paving the way for the next round of redundancies.

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75 лет после убийства Льва Троцкого: 1940–2015
Почему и как ГПУ убило Льва Троцкого?
Онлайн интервью с Дэвидом Нортом

30 сентября 2015 г.

3 и 10 октября состоится онлайн интервью с председателем международной редакционной коллегии МСВС Дэвидом Нортом.

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Obama à l'ONU
Préparatifs de Washington pour renforcer son agression de Damas et de Moscou

Par Barry Grey, 30 septembre 2015

Ce serait une erreur dangereuse de croire que la décision de Washington de rechercher des pourparlers avec l’Iran et la Russie signifie que les États-Unis reviennent sur l’utilisation de la violence militaire.

L’accord UAW-Fiat Chrysler agrandi le réseau des programmes conjoints anti-ouvriers

Par Shannon Jones, 30 septembre 2015

Les programmes de gestion de la main-d'œuvre offrent des gains lucratifs à des centaines de responsables de l'UAW.

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BM Genel Kurulu’nun üstünde savaş bulutları beliriyor

Nick Beams, 30 Eylül 2015

BM Genel Kurul görüşmelerine, her biri büyük güçler arasında hızla -muhtemelen nükleer silah kullanımını kapsayan- yeni bir dünya savaşına yol açacak askeri çatışmaları tetikleyebilecek bir dizi uluslararası siyasi parlama noktası egemen.

Obama ile Putin Suriye ve Ukrayna üzerine BM görüşmelerinde bir araya gelecek

Thomas Gaist, 30 Eylül 2015

Beyaz Saray, Perşembe günü, ABD Başkanı Barack Obama’nın Birleşmiş Milletler Genel Kurulu’nun gelecek haftaki oturumları sırasında Rusya Devlet Başkanı Vladimir Putin ile buluşacağını duyurdu.

Mercedes-Daimler Fransa’daki Smart araba tesisinde ücretsiz çalışmayı dayatıyor

Antoine Lerougetel, 30 Eylül 2015

Sendikaların yönetim ile görüşmelerindeki odak noktası, işçilerden gelen muhalefetin nasıl bastırılacağı ve Mercedes-Daimler’i tesisi açık tutmaya ikna etmek için işçilerden yeterince tavizin nasıl elde edileceğidir.

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Perspective

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

30 September 2015

The assassination of the greatest leader of the 1917 October Revolution marked the climax of the Stalinist regime’s eradication of the socialist workers and intellectuals who had secured the victory of the Bolshevik revolution.

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Autoworkers Struggles

As opposition to UAW sellout grows, union hack denounces WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

By Eric London, 30 September 2015

In the face of the emerging militancy of the working class, the UAW and its supporters have a message of their own to autoworkers: sit down, shut up, and do as we say.

A revealing clash between Toledo Jeep workers and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell

Thirty years since the Canadian split from the UAW: Lessons for today

By Carl Bronski, 30 September 2015

The claims that there was a “Canadian” road to defend autoworkers from the globally organized auto companies have been proven disastrous.

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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Arts Review

Re-released after 40 years: The strengths and weaknesses of Robert Altman’s Nashville

By David Walsh, 30 September 2015

The nearly three-hour work follows two dozen characters over the course of several days in the city of Nashville, Tennessee, the official capital of country music.

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”

Science

Strong evidence for liquid water flows on present-day Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 29 September 2015

Commentary

Life expectancy plunges for low-income Americans

By Andre Damon, 29 September 2015

Social cleansing escalates in Inner London boroughs

By Tom Scripps, 29 September 2015

War clouds loom over UN General Assembly

By Nick Beams, 28 September 2015

Agonising suicide in Australian refugee detention centre

By Max Newman, 28 September 2015

Behind the resignation of US House Speaker Boehner

By Patrick Martin, 28 September 2015

US coal giant seeks to eliminate health care for retirees

By Samuel Davidson, 28 September 2015

Canada’s parties united in urging military spending hike

The Pope in America

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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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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

By our reporters, 22 September 2015

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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