US, Russian military meet amid warnings over war threat

By Bill Van Auken, 15 October 2015

The source of mounting tensions lies in the diametrically opposed aims being pursued by US imperialism and the Russian regime under the common pretext of battling ISIS.

Amnesty report: US-backed Kurdish militias forcibly displaced thousands in northern Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 15 October 2015

Obama’s “60 Minutes” interview and the crisis of US policy in Syria

US airdrops arms in Syria as Russia escalates bombing campaign

More on the war in Syria »

Israeli army-police crackdown seals off East Jerusalem

By Jean Shaoul, 15 October 2015

The violence was triggered by Israeli efforts to restrict Palestinian access to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Turkish government tries to repress a growing wave of protests

By Halil Celik, 15 October 2015

The Erdogan government used the police to impose bans on rallies.

German conservative parties plan concentration camps for refugees

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 15 October 2015

The camps, euphemistically described as “transit zones,” would be set in areas along the borders of Germany with Austria and other EU countries.

Volunteer for refugees in Hamburg: “If we do not do the work, no one will”

More on the refugee crisis »

“We’ll be ‘in-progression’ workers until we’re 65”
Fiat Chrysler workers in Detroit denounce second UAW sellout

By Jerry White, 15 October 2015

FCA workers at the Warren Stamping plant in suburban Detroit condemned the expanded use of temp workers and new wage tiers.

UAW caught covering up plan to double temporary workers in new Fiat Chrysler agreement

14 October 2015

More on autoworkers struggles »

Walmart downgrade reflects depth of social crisis facing US workers

By Barry Grey, 15 October 2015

Walmart’s financial problems are above all a reflection of the devastating impact of years of wage-cutting and austerity on the company’s largely working class clientele.

Top 1 percent own more than half of world’s wealth

Lawsuit charges US psychologists involved in CIA torture program with war crimes

By Nick Barrickman, 15 October 2015

Although the CIA has officially admitted to having waterboarded only three individuals, the charges detail torture methods and abuse which can essentially be described as the same thing.

Prosecutor in Cleveland police killing hired “independent” investigators who favor law enforcement

By Samuel Davidson, 15 October 2015

New details further indicate that Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty is seeking to whitewash last year’s police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

The whitewash of Tamir Rice’s killing and the fight against police violence

More on police violence in the US »

US, Australia talks portend military provocation against China

By James Cogan, 15 October 2015

For the first time, the Ausmin communiqué has explicitly named Chinese activity as the cause of “strong concerns.”

Quebec Solidaire’s disingenuous role in Canada’s reactionary niqab debate

By Richard Dufour, 15 October 2015

Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe cited Québec Solidaire’s support in pressing for an even wider ban on the niqab than that proposed by Harper and his Conservatives.

Canada’s NDP to prop up big business Liberal government

More on the Canadian elections »

UK: Metropolitan Police threaten “covert” measures to arrest Julian Assange

By Robert Stevens, 15 October 2015

The decision to end the police presence outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in no way lessens the threat to the founder of WikiLeaks.

BBC’s Panorama attacks Edward Snowden

China slowdown continues as imports fall

By Nick Beams, 15 October 2015

Chinese imports have fallen by one fifth over the past year as credit-fueled growth slows.

Sri Lankan and Japanese prime ministers declare “comprehensive partnership”

By K. Ratnayake, 15 October 2015

The Colombo government is enmeshing Sri Lanka in the geo-political interests of the US and its allies, including Japan, directed against China.

New in Spanish

Papa Francisco a los cubanos: "eviten la ideología"... ¡o ya verán!

Por Rafael Azul, 15 octubre 2015

La visita del Papa Francisco a Cuba y EE.UU. fue descrita en la prensa como un acercamiento simbólico de dos adversarios reconciliados. La evolución de la relación de Cuba con la Iglesia Católica va mano a mano con las reformas pro-mercado.

New in Turkish

Türkiye’de terörist bombalı saldırıların ardından öfkeli protestolar

Jean Shaoul ve Halil Celik, 15 Ekim 2015

Cumartesi sabahı Ankara’da düzenlenen hükümet karşıtı barış mitinginde gerçekleştirilen ve 128 insanı öldürüp 200’den fazlasını yaralayan iki bombalı saldırının ardından, Cumartesi ve Pazar günleri, Ankara’da ve Türkiye’nin diğer kentlerinde binlerce insan gösteri yaptı.

New in French

L'étrange mort du mouvement anti-guerre

Par Bill Van Auken, 15 octobre 2015

Si l’immense opposition populaire à la guerre ne trouve aucune expression organisée, c'est à cause du tournant vers la droite de la couche socio-politique que constitue la pseudo-gauche.

La lutte des travailleurs de l'automobile à la croisée des chemins

Par Jerry White, 15 octobre 2015

Faire avancer la lutte dépendra entièrement de l'initiative indépendante des travailleurs et d’une compréhension plus approfondie des défis politiques auxquels ils sont confrontés.

Les partis canadiens unanimes pour une hausse des dépenses militaires

Par Roger Jordan, 15 octobre 2015

L'élite canadienne est unie dans son appui pour une expansion de l'armée canadienne afin qu'elle puisse continuer à servir de partenaire majeur du Pentagone.

New in German

Der seltsame Tod der Antikriegsbewegung

Von Bill Van Auken, 15. Oktober 2015

Dass die überwältigende Mehrheit der Bevölkerung den Krieg ablehnt, dies aber keinen organisierten Ausdruck finden kann, hängt mit der politischen Rechtsentwicklung der Schichten zusammen, aus denen sich die Pseudolinken rekrutieren.

Die Auseinandersetzung über die Flüchtlingspolitik

Von Peter Schwarz, 15. Oktober 2015

Der Zustrom mehrerer Hunderttausend Flüchtlinge hat Deutschland politisch polarisiert. Führende Politiker betätigen sich als geistige Brandstifter.

Union will Konzentrationslager für Flüchtlinge an der Grenze errichten

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 15. Oktober 2015

Flüchtlinge sollen zukünftig nicht mehr in Erstaufnahmeeinrichtungen gebracht, sondern direkt an der Grenze festgehalten und im Schnelldurchgang vorselektiert werden.

VW: Der Abgasbetrug weitet sich aus

Von Ulrich Rippert, 15. Oktober 2015

Der Abgasbetrug bei Volkswagen zieht immer weitere Kreise. Vier Wochen nachdem die Konzernspitze des größten europäischen Autobauers eingestanden hat, dass die Abgasprüfung in großem Stil manipuliert wurde, zeigt sich nach und nach das ganze Ausmaß der kriminellen Machenschaften.

Kampf der Autoarbeiter am Scheideweg

Von Jerry White, 15. Oktober 2015

Die Arbeiter können ihren Kampf nur fortführen, wenn sie unabhängig die Initiative ergreifen und die politischen Herausforderungen verstehen, vor denen sie stehen.

Varoufakis verurteilt die Arbeiterklasse und lobt die Tories

Von Chris Marsden, 15. Oktober 2015

Varoufakis ist im Kern ein griechisches Äquivalent zu Tony Blair. Er wurde von den gleichen politischen Ereignissen geprägt und hat aus ihnen die gleichen politischen Schlüsse gezogen.

Other Languages

Perspective

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism

15 October 2015

Sanders proposes nothing that is genuinely socialist, combining a series of modest reform proposals with a defense of capitalism and support for imperialist war.

Earlier Perspectives »

Listen to part one Listen to part two

Featured

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 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.

Autoworkers Struggles

The way forward for autoworkers: An online interview with Jerry White

15 October 2015

This Sunday, October 18, at 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, the WSWS will host an interview with WSWS Autoworker Newsletter editor Jerry White.

Autoworkers’ struggle at the crossroads

By Jerry White, 14 October 2015

Vote “no” on second UAW-FCA sellout contract! Build rank-and-file action committees in every plant!

13 October 2015

UAW hires public relations firm to sell Fiat Chrysler deal

A reply to redbaiting by the general counsel of the Detroit AFL-CIO

Growing demands from John Deere workers for recount on sell-out contract

More on autoworkers struggles »

Arts Review

Sicario: A Zero Dark Thirty for the “war on drugs”?

By Joanne Laurier, 15 October 2015

Denis Villeneuve’s new movie is a crime thriller that deals with the top-secret efforts of American intelligence forces to take down a Mexican drug cartel.

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part Five
Eight films from Africa, the Middle East, China, Latin America and Eastern Europe: Contemporary social realism

By David Walsh, 14 October 2015

“Artists have the capacity to expose the reality of war”
Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage speaks with the World Socialist Web Site

Workers Struggles

ATI remains intransigent against steelworkers despite financial losses

By Evan Winters, 15 October 2015

Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) reported a larger projected third-quarter loss as it continues its lockout of 2,200 steelworkers in Pennsylvania and other states.

Amid moves to sell-out Hutchison workers, Maritime Union of Australia threatens WSWS

By James Cogan, 14 October 2015

Commentary

The strange death of the antiwar movement

By Bill Van Auken, 14 October 2015

Scholarship not war propaganda at Humboldt University!

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 14 October 2015

US navy planning provocative “patrols” in South China Sea

By Nick Beams, 14 October 2015

Democratic presidential debate: Nervousness and demagogy

By our reporter, 14 October 2015

Sanders backs US aggression in the Middle East

More on the 2016 US elections »

Dutch investigation into MH17 shoot-down fails to substantiate accusations against Russia

By Thomas Gaist, 14 October 2014

Scottish Socialist Party takes its nationalist stand against Jeremy Corbyn

By Steve James and Chris Marsden, 14 October 2015

25 years ago: Gorbachev unveils program for capitalist restoration

On October 16, 1990, Soviet Stalinist leader Mikhail Gorbachev unveiled plans for the dismantling of the planned economy and nationalized property relations established in the October 1917 Russian Revolution.

More »

50 years ago: Democrats drop “Right-to-Work” repeal

On October 12, 1965, the Democratic Party dropped half-hearted attempts to repeal Section 14(b) of the anti-labor Taft-Hartley Act.

More »

75 years ago: Protests against Jim Crow in the US military

On October 12, 1940, black leaders denounced US President Franklin Roosevelt for falsely claiming they had approved his policy of maintaining racial segregation in the armed forces.

More »

 

100 years ago: Mass demonstration of striking garment workers in Chicago

On October 12, 1915, 15,000 striking garment workers marched through the streets of the Loop District of Chicago in a mass demonstration, carrying signs and banners proclaiming their cause.

More »

2016 US Elections

McCarthy withdrawal highlights deepening Republican Party crisis

By Patrick Martin, 9 October 2015

Bernie Sanders backs Obama on Syria war

By Patrick Martin, 7 October 2015

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

The New York Times discovers a problem: Too many political parties

By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2015

More on the 2016 US elections »

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

SEP/IYSSE meeting in Colombo: Why is the US whitewashing Sri Lankan war crimes?

5 October 2015