EU summit moves to seal Europe’s borders against refugees

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 17 October 2015

The European Council summit in Brussels reached an agreement to prevent more than two million refugees in Turkey fleeing war and violence from entering the EU.

Refugees arriving in German capital face disastrous conditions

By our correspondents, 17 October 2015

Refugees arriving in Berlin are forced to wait for assistance in the wind, rain and cold, with next to no government assistance.

Politicians stoke racism against refugees in run-up to Polish elections

By Clara Weiss, 17 October 2015

The conflict over refugee policy in Germany

German conservative parties plan concentration camps for refugees

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Secret details emerging from UAW-FCA contract as opposition grows

By Eric London, 17 October 2015

Alongside its propaganda campaign, the UAW is making all locals vote on the same two days to ensure that the “no” campaign has little chance of building momentum.

Behind the UAW “health care co-op” scam

UAW propaganda videos: An exercise in psychological warfare

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

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Obama backs Israeli crackdown in Jerusalem

By Patrick Martin, 17 October 2015

Israeli security forces have killed 37 Palestinians since October 1, mostly teenage youth shot down for throwing rocks at Israeli police and soldiers.

Syriza launches drastic attack on pensions under terms of EU bailout of Greece

By Alex Lantier, 17 October 2015

Working closely with the EU, the Syriza government is trying to liquidate basic social rights won by the European working class in the 20th century.

Turkish government had prior knowledge of Ankara suicide bombing

By Chris Marsden, 17 October 2015

Revelations that authorities were tipped off in advance of the bombing have emerged despite a clampdown on media reporting.

Turkish government tries to repress a growing wave of protests

Leaked documents: vast majority of those killed in US drone strikes not intended target

By Niles Williamson, 17 October 2015

The leaks shed light on the bureaucratized activity of drone assassination and the disturbingly sanitized jargon that government officials use when killing targets.

Obama deploys hundreds of US troops to Cameroon

By Thomas Gaist, 17 October 2015

The drive for enhanced US military-political control over Africa is aimed at countering Chinese economic influence and gaining leverage over Washington’s European “partners.”

Tamil political prisoners in Sri Lanka launch hunger strike

By S. Jayanth, 17 October 2015

Hundreds of detainees, some of whom have never been charged, have vowed to fast until death to demand their release.

Army chief warns that Brazil’s crisis is threat to “stability”

By Bill Van Auken, 17 October 2015

The general’s comment follows nationwide demonstrations by the Brazilian right calling for a military coup.

Social conflicts erupt in Peru following bloody mine clash

By Cesar Uco, 17 October 2015

After the settlement of a strike in which police shot and killed four workers, some 200 similar social struggles are continuing across the country.

Detroit transit workers face poverty wages under new contract

By Debra Watson, 17 October 2015

For current drivers, the starting wage will be $12.06 per hour, an annual income barely more than the official federal poverty level of $24,250 for a family of four.

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Türk hükümeti yükselen bir protesto dalgasını bastırmaya çalışıyor

Halil Celik, 17 Ekim 2015

Hükümetin saldırıların gerçekleşeceğini bildiğine ya da onları doğrudan sahnelediğine ilişkin iddialarla birlikte, devletin Ankara bombalamalarına dahil olduğu yönünde yaygın suçlamalar söz konusu.

Türkiye’de Erdoğan hükümeti karşıtı protestolar

Chris Marsden, 17 Ekim 2015

Türkiye’de, Cumartesi günkü barış mitinginde gerçekleşen ve 100’ü aşkın insanın yaşamına mal olan intihar bombası saldırılarının ardından, Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın hükümetine yönelik muhalefet yükselmeye devam ediyor.

İkinci UAW-FCA satış sözleşmesine “hayır” oyu verin! Her fabrikada taban komiteleri inşa edin!

WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, 17 Ekim 2015

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi (WSWS) Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) işçilerini, Birleşik Otomotiv İşçileri sendikasının (UAW) kabul ettirmeye çalıştığı en son şirket yanlısı anlaşmayı reddetmeye çağırıyor.

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Obama prolonge indéfiniment la guerre des Etats-Unis en Afghanistan

Par Bill Van Auken, 17 octobre 2015

Sept ans après avoir été élu pour avoir promis de mettre fin aux guerres des Etats-Unis en Irak et en Afghanistan, Obama a ordonné à des milliers de soldats de poursuivre les combats dans ces deux pays.

Le bombardement de l’hôpital de MSF à Kunduz était prémédité

Par Evan Blake, 17 octobre 2015

Associated Press rapporte que les analystes américains d’opérations spéciales avaient fait la collecte de renseignements sur l’hôpital quelques jours avant sa destruction, un crime de guerre flagrant.

Canada: le NPD prêt à soutenir un gouvernement libéral

Par Keith Jones, 17 octobre 2015

Le chef du NPD Thomas Mulcair a dit que si aucun parti ne remportait de majorité parlementaire le 19 octobre, son parti serait prêt à former un gouvernement avec les libéraux.

Canada: le NPD mène une campagne à peine distincte de Harper

Par Roger Jordan, 17 octobre 2015

Le NPD veut démontrer à la grande entreprise qu’il sera aussi impitoyable que ses rivaux conservateurs et libéraux dans la défense des intérêts du capital canadien.

De la science, pas de la propagande de guerre à l'Université Humboldt!

Etudiants jeunes internationalistes pour l’égalité sociale (Allemagne) 17 octobre 2015

Le professeur Jörg Baberowski de l'Université Humboldt de Berlin ne limite plus sa propagande de droite à son propre champ universitaire; il se sert de sa position pour construire un mouvement d'extrême-droite.

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EU-Gipfel schottet Außengrenzen gegen Flüchtlinge ab

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 17. Oktober 2015

Der EU-Gipfel vom 15. Oktober hat unter anderem ein Abkommen mit der Türkei auf den Weg gebracht, um die mehr als zwei Millionen Kriegs- und Bürgerkriegsflüchtlinge dort an der Einreise in die EU zu hindern.

Acht Flüchtlinge von europäischen Grenzschützern getötet

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 17. Oktober 2015

Obwohl es bislang noch keinen Schießbefehl gibt, werden immer öfter Flüchtlinge von Grenzpolizisten getötet.

Amerikanische und Russische Militärvertreter sprechen über Kriegsgefahr

Von Bill Van Auken, 17. Oktober 2015

Die Gründe für die wachsenden Spannungen zwischen Russland und dem US-Imperialismus liegen in den diametral entgegengesetzten Kriegszielen, obwohl beide vorgeben, sie würden sich gegen den IS richten.

Baberowski hetzt auf CSU-Veranstaltung gegen Flüchtlinge

Von Johannes Stern, 17. Oktober 2015

Bislang hatte Jörg Baberowski seine rechten politischen Anschauungen vor allem in Büchern, Artikeln und Interviews verbreitet. Nun tritt der Humboldt-Professor auch als politischer Agitator auf Parteiveranstaltungen auf.

Parlamentswahlen in der Schweiz

Von Marianne Arens, 17. Oktober 2015

Am Sonntag wird in der Schweiz ein neues Parlament gewählt. Die Medien räumen der rechten Schweizer Volkspartei (SVP) gute Chancen auf einen Wahlsieg ein.

Rechte Parteien dominieren polnische Parlamentswahl

Von Dorota Niemitz, 17. Oktober 2015

Zwei Wochen vor der polnischen Parlamentswahl verschärfen sich die Spannungen zwischen den größten rechten Parteien, die mit populistischen Appellen auf Stimmenfang gehen.

Das Oktoberfest-Attentat wird weiter vertuscht

Von Dietmar Henning, 17. Oktober 2015

Trotz neuer Ermittlungen werden die Hintergründe des schwersten rechtsterroristischen Anschlags der deutschen Nachkriegsgeschichte weiter vertuscht.

Das Internationale Filmfestival in Toronto 2015
Der physische und emotionale Tribut, den die kapitalistische Gesellschaft fordert

Von David Walsh, 17. Oktober 2015

Bis zu welchem Ausmaß hat eine bestimmte Fraktion von Filmkünstlern sich entschieden, über die eigene Nabelschnur hinauszublicken und sich an wichtigen objektiven Gegebenheiten zu orientieren?

Die menschenverachtende Behandlung von Flüchtlingen in Berlin

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 17. Oktober 2015

Diese Fotoserie entstand am morgen des 15.10.2015 und zeigt die menschenverachtenden Zustände vor dem Berliner Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales (LAGeSo).

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Perspective

The Afghan hospital bombing: An imperialist war crime

17 October 2015

In the wake of the October 3 massacre at the Doctors Without Borders hospital, details have emerged exposing a war crime for which the entire political establishment is responsible.

Earlier Perspectives »

Online Interview

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.

Listen to part one Listen to part two

75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

David North to speak at public meetings in US: Why and How the GPU Murdered Leon Trotsky

16 September 2015

At meetings marking 75 years since Trotsky’s assassination, North will speak on the significance of Trotsky’s murder at the hands of the Stalinist GPU and the origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation.

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015

Commentary

Canada’s elections: “Progressive” bluster, war and reaction

By Keith Jones, 17 October 2015

Canada’s election campaign has illustrated the extent to which the traditional political structures are impervious to the needs of working people, and the ruling elite indifferent and hostile to fundamental democratic principles.

Canada’s Greens shill for “Anybody but Harper” fraud

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

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Right-wing academic Jörg Baberowski agitates against refugees at Christian Social Union event in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 17 October 2015

Baberowski is now openly emerging as a leading right-wing political figure, intent on using his position at Humboldt University to build a far-right movement in Germany.

Scholarship not war propaganda at Humboldt University!

Obama extends unending US war in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 16 October 2015

New York Times renews propaganda campaign against Russia over MH17

By Niles Williamson, 16 October 2015

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

US, Russian military meet amid warnings over war threat

By Bill Van Auken, 15 October 2015

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

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

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Labour right wing blocks with Tories in UK austerity vote

By Julie Hyland, 16 October 2015

The strange death of the antiwar movement

2016 US Elections

Bernie Sanders backs the prosecution of Edward Snowden

By Tom Hall, 17 October 2015

The call by Sanders for Snowden to be jailed for his exposure of illegal NSA spying starkly reveals his support for the American military-intelligence apparatus.

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism

Bernie Sanders backs Obama on Syria war

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

Democratic presidential debate: Nervousness and demagogy

By our reporter, 14 October 2015

More on the 2016 US elections »

Autoworkers Struggles

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

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

The emissions scandal at Volkswagen widens

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Workers Struggles

Australian public sector union in closed-door talks with government

By Terry Cook, 17 October 2015

After closed-door talks, the CPSU is working with the new Turnbull government to break up resistance by public sector workers to its cost-cutting demands.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

17 October 2015

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

ATI remains intransigent against steelworkers despite financial losses

By Evan Winters, 15 October 2015

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

By James Cogan, 14 October 2015

Arts Review

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

By Joanne Laurier, 15 October 2015

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

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

5 October 2015