US military chief pledges increased support as Israel steps up attacks on Palestinians

By Jean Shaoul, 19 October 2015

The pledge of increased military aid comes amid the Zionist state’s increasingly brutal crackdown on Palestinians within both the occupied territories and Israel itself.

Obama backs Israeli crackdown in Jerusalem

Eight refugees killed by European border guards

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 19 October 2015

The barbaric refugee policies of the European Union are claiming more and more lives every week.

Australian government seeks to block High Court case on offshore detention centres

By Max Newman, 19 October 2015

Refugees arriving in German capital face disastrous conditions

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Bernie Sanders endorses Obama’s decision to keep troops in Afghanistan

By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2015

The Democratic candidate for president refused to rule out unilateral US military action.

Bernie Sanders backs the prosecution of Edward Snowden

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism

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New details from FCA-UAW contract reveal plan to create casual labor workforce

By Eric London, 19 October 2015

As workers examine the details of the contract, they uncover secret provisions aimed at attacking living standards and working conditions.

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Harper’s “Victims of Communism” monument and the revival of bellicose Canadian nationalism

By Felix Gauthier, 19 October 2015

Harper’s promotion of extreme Cold War anti-communism is part of the crafting of an explicitly right-wing, bellicose nationalism that better corresponds to Canadian imperialism’s current needs.

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French airstrike on Syria was targeted killing of a French citizen

By Alex Lantier, 19 October 2015

The airstrike on Raqqa is a decisive step in the degeneration of bourgeois democracy in France.

German Army plans combat mission in Mali

By Peter Schwarz, 19 October 2015

According to German defence ministry plans, robust combat units and reconnaissance drones will be deployed in the embattled north of the country.

London: Evictions at Sweets Way estate

By Allison Smith, 19 October 2015

The final eviction at Sweets Way estate took place after a six-month standoff.

Germany: Cover-up of Oktoberfest bombing continues

By Dietmar Henning, 19 October 2015

Despite official investigations, state authorities continue to conceal the true identities of those behind the Oktoberfest bombing.

Flint workers speak out against lead poisoning of water supply

By Phyllis Scherrer, 19 October 2015

WSWS reporters visited Flint to discuss the city’s water crisis, produced by the cost-cutting decision of city officials to switch their water source to the Flint River.

Deadly haze from forest fires engulfs South East Asia

By John Roberts, 19 October 2015

The levels of air pollution this year will equal or exceed those of 1997, the worst fire season on record.

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Küresel boyutlarda bir kriz

Joseph Kishore, 19 Ekim 2015

Dünya 2015’in son aylarına girerken, krizlerin yalnızca sıklığının değil ama aynı zamanda yoğunlaşmasının da yeni bir dönüm noktasına ulaşmakta olduğu söylenebilir. Devrimci önderlik krizinin çözülmesinin gerekliliği, her zamankinden daha büyük ivedilikle durmaktadır.

AB zirvesi Avrupa’nın sınırlarını sığınmacılara kapatmak üzere harekete geçiyor

Martin Kreickenbaum, 19 Ekim 2015

Avrupa Birliği liderlerinin Perşembe günü Brüksel’de gerçekleştirdiği zirve, AB’nin sınırlarını, Türkiye Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ile sağlanacak, Türkiye’deki 2 milyondan fazla sığınmacının AB’ye girmesini engellemeyi amaçlayan bir anlaşma yoluyla kapatma yönünde harekete geçti.

Humboldt Üniversitesi’nde savaş propagandası değil bilim!

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler (Almanya), 19 Ekim 2015

13 Ekim’de, Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi’nde yeni akademik yıl başladı ve Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler (IYSSE) yeni öğrencileri bir bildiriyle karşıladı.

TTIP’ye karşı mücadele bir sınıf sorunudur

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 19 Ekim 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (PSG) aşağıdaki açıklaması, 10 Ekim Cumartesi günü Berlin’deki “TTIP’yi ve CETA’yı durdurun! Adil bir dünya ticareti için” başlıklı gösteride dağıtılmak üzere hazırlandı.

Fransız otomotiv işçileri ABD’li işçilerin Fiat Chrysler sözleşmesini reddetmesini destekliyor

Muhaberilerimizden, 19 Ekim 2015

Fiat Chrysler sözleşmesini reddetmesine desteklerini ifade eden PSA Peugeot-Citroën fabrikasında çalışan Fransız otomotiv işçileri, 6 Ekim Salı günü Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi (WSWS) muhabirlerine konuştular.

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Le raid français à Rakka en Syrie était l'assassinat ciblé d'un citoyen français

Par Alex Lantier, 19 octobre 2015

Cette frappe, planifiée avec Washington, marque un pas décisif dans la criminalisation de l'Etat et de la dégenerescence de la démocratie bourgeoise en France.

Bombardement de l’hôpital de MSF à Kunduz
L’acte d’un gouvernement de criminels de guerre et d’assassins

Par Joseph Kishore, 19 octobre 2015

Suite à la destruction le 3 octobre de l’hôpital de Médecins Sans Frontières à Kunduz, sont apparus des éléments concrets qui révèlent un crime de guerre dont est responsable tout l’establishment politique.

Crime de guerre à Kunduz: le gouvernement PS ne dit mot

Par Francis Dubois, 19 octobre 2015

Depuis l’annonce du bombardement par les Etats-Unis de l’hôpital de MSF à Kunduz, le gouvernement PS se fait remarquer par son silence complet.

Le sommet de l’UE s’apprête à fermer hermétiquement les frontières de l’Europe aux refugiés

Par Martin Kreickenbaum, 19 octobre 2015

Le sommet du Conseil européen à Bruxelles est parvenu à un accord pour empêcher les plus de deux millions de refugiés qui se trouvent en Turquie d’entrer dans l’Union européenne

Attaque drastique des retraites par Syriza qui impose les termes du renflouement dicté par l’UE

Par Alex Lantier, 19 octobre 2015

En étroite collaboration avec l’UE, le gouvernement de Syriza tente de liquider les droits sociaux fondamentaux gagnés par la classe ouvrière européenne au cours du 20e siècle.

Alors que l'opposition grandit, des détails cachés du contrat UAW-FCA font surface

Par Eric London, 19 octobre 2015

En plus de sa campagne de propagande, l'UAW organise le scrutin de façon à ce que toutes les sections syndicales votent sur seulement deux jours pour s’assurer que la campagne du « non » ait peu de chance de se développer.

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Perspective

UK Labour Party paves way for Syria intervention

19 October 2015

Labour’s right wing has been handed a victory without a fight by party leader Corbyn

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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!

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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

Socialist Equality Party

SEP statement on Canadian election: To oppose war and austerity, workers need their own party

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 19 October 2015

A union-backed “progressive” government, whether formed by the Liberals or the NDP, or involving an alliance between them, will be an instrument of big business for attacking the working class.

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

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25 years ago: Economic crisis over Gulf War provokes strikes

On October 24, 1990, over 1,000 riot police were mobilized to force the reopening of the key Basque crossing point into France after the blockading of border crossings to both France and Portugal by striking Spanish independent truckers.

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50 years ago: Klansman acquitted in Liuzzo murder

On October 22, 1965, an all-white jury in Haynesville, Alabama acquitted Leroy Wilkins, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, in the murder of civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo.

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75 years ago: Lewis denounces Roosevelt, endorses Willkie

On October 25, 1940, John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers and president of the CIO, denounced Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt for being prowar and antilabor in a nationwide radio broadcast.

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100 years ago: Italy and Russia declare war on Bulgaria

On October 19, 1915, Italy and Russia declared war on Bulgaria, following the latter’s attack on Serbia.

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Commentary

The Afghan hospital bombing: An imperialist war crime

By Joseph Kishore, 17 October 2015

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

By Alex Lantier, 17 October 2015

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

By Johannes Stern, 17 October 2015

Scholarship not war propaganda at Humboldt University!

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

By Bill Van Auken, 17 October 2015

Obama extends unending US war in Afghanistan

New York Times renews propaganda campaign against Russia over MH17

The strange death of the antiwar movement

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