Pediatricians group calls for screening all US children for hunger

By Patrick Martin, 24 October 2015

The recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on studies showing that 16 million US children are “food insecure.”

Ahead of contract agreement, GM to lay off 500 at Lake Orion assembly plant

By our reporter, 24 October 2015

The layoff announcement at GM is a warning to workers that the company and the UAW will use the threat of job cuts to pressure them to accept a rotten agreement.

Widespread anger and opposition in wake of ratification of Fiat Chrysler sellout

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Strongest hurricane ever recorded makes landfall in Mexico

By Evan Blake, 24 October 2015

As of this writing, there have been no reported deaths or injuries from Hurricane Patricia, but many are predicted to perish in the days to come.

US, Russia hold tense talks on Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 24 October 2015

The foreign ministers meeting was dominated by the clash between Washington and Moscow over the US demand for regime change.

Pseudo-lefts back Washington hardliners on Syria and Russia

US takes first Iraq war combat fatality since 2011

By Thomas Gaist, 24 October 2015

Amid signs of a US-Russian tug-of-war for influence over the government in Baghdad, dozens of elite US soldiers joined Kurdish fighters to assault ISIS positions in northern Iraq.

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau pledges “responsible” approach to Mideast war

By Roger Jordan, 24 October 2015

Less than 24 hours after winning Monday’s election, Justin Trudeau began hedging on his commitment to end Canada’s role in the US-led Iraq-Syria bombing campaign.

The Canadian election and the intensification of class conflict

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Socialist Party’s bid to form government unleashes political crisis in Portugal

By Paul Mitchell, 24 October 2015

Faced with rising social anger among working people, the PS is trying, like Syriza in Greece, to prepare a government to give a “left” face to continued austerity.

Tragic bus accident in France claims 43 lives

By Stéphane Hugues, 24 October 2015

The speed with which flames engulfed the bus and claimed the lives of dozens of people raises troubling questions as to the safety of the vehicles involved.

UK Labour leader Corbyn’s “cordial” meeting with China’s President Xi

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 24 October 2015

The most grotesque example of Corbyn’s fawning before Xi was when he gave fulsome praise for “the remarkable Chinese achievements in poverty reduction.”

What is the Jeremy Corbyn Momentum?

UK woos China during Xi visit

UK pressured Sweden not to question Julian Assange in London

By Paul Mitchell, 24 October 2015

Nearly five years after Assange’s arrest without charge, and in breach of a Swedish law, the prosecutor has still not taken a statement from the WikiLeaks editor.

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

Polish ruling class divided over foreign policy in run-up to general election

By Clara Weiss, 24 October 2015

A central point of contention between the two leading parties, the right-wing Law and Justice Party and the ruling Civic Platform, is Poland's relationship with Germany.

Germany’s IG Metall agrees to job and wage cuts at Siemens Power & Gas

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 24 October 2015

The agreement is part of a pattern in which the union and the jobs councils work with companies to slash jobs and implement other cost-cutting measures.

Australian government sends alleged rape victim back to detention on Nauru

By Max Newman, 24 October 2015

In order to prevent a court injunction, the Turnbull government quickly removed a young refugee woman seeking an abortion in Australia.

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Sığınmacı krizi, savaş ve sosyalizm

Peter Schwarz, 24 Ekim 2015

Ortadoğu’daki emperyalist savaşların sonuçları Avrupa’ya ulaşmış durumda. Egemen seçkinler, buna, keskin bir şekilde sağa kayarak ve demokratik ve sosyal haklara yönelik saldırılarını yoğunlaştırarak karşılık veriyorlar.

ABD ve Rusya Esad’ın Moskova ziyaretinin ardından Suriye üzerine görüşmeye devam ediyor

Bill Van Auken, 24 Ekim 2015

Rusya Devlet Başkanı Vladimir Putin, Devlet Başkanı Beşar Esad’ın Salı günkü Moskova ziyaretinden sonra, Suriye’de üzerinde anlaşılmış bir “siyasi geçiş” aramaya hazır olduğunu gösteren bir dizi diplomatik girişim başlattı.

Air France işçiler arasında öfke arttığı için işten çıkarmaları erteliyor

Anthony Torres, 24 Ekim 2015

Hükümetin ve havayolu şirketinin kısmi geri çekilmesi, onların işçi sınıfı saflarında yayılan toplumsal öfkenin patlayacak olmasına ilişkin artan korkularını göstermektedir.

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Les élections canadiennes et la montée des conflits de classe

Par Keith Jones, 24 octobre 2015

Les syndicats et le NPD ont propagé le mensonge que le Parti libéral est un allié des travailleurs dans la lutte contre le gouvernement Harper.

L'apologie de Hitler par Netanyahu

Par Jean Shaoul, 24 octobre 2015

Le Premier ministre israélien a ignoblement calomnié le peuple palestinien en lui attribuant la responsabilité de l'Holocauste.

L'Allemagne compte expulser des réfugiés dans des avions-cargos militaires

Par Martin Kreikenbaum et Andre Damon, 24 octobre 2015

Les gouvernements à travers l’Europe font face à la crise des réfugiés par la répression et par la déportation en masse.

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Netanjahus Verteidigung Hitlers

Von Jean Shaoul, 24. Oktober 2015

Der israelische Premierminister verleumdet das palästinensische Volk, indem er es für den Holocaust verantwortlich macht.

IG-Metall-Kongress, Flüchtlingskrise und Kriegsgefahr

Von Ulrich Rippert, 24. Oktober 2015

Die IG Metall rückt einer Art Wagenburg-Mentalität näher an die Bundesregierung heran und stärkt ihre Sozialpartnerschaft mit den Konzernen.

Hamburg: SPD und Grüne betreiben brutale Abschreckungspolitik gegen Flüchtlinge

Von Benjamin Harder, 24. Oktober 2015

Der Hamburger Senat schafft gezielt Voraussetzungen für gewaltsame Auseinandersetzungen und Fremdenfeindlichkeit.

Die Wahl in Kanada und die Verschärfung der Klassengegensätze

Von Keith Jones, 24. Oktober 2015

Die Gewerkschaften und die NDP haben die Lüge verbreitet, die Liberal Party sei ein Verbündeter der arbeitenden Bevölkerung im Kampf gegen die Harper-Regierung.

Außenpolitische Fragen in den polnischen Parlamentswahlen

Von Clara Weiss, 24. Oktober 2015

Zwischen der regierenden PO und der in den Umfragen führenden PiS gibt es heftige Auseinandersetzungen über den zukünftigen innen- und außenpolitischen Kurs Polens.

Pseudolinke unterstützen Kriegskurs gegen Russland

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. Oktober 2015

Die International Socialist Organization hat sich in den Streit um das Vorgehen der USA in Syrien eingeschaltet. Sie unterstützt die Fraktionen der eifrigsten Kriegsbefürworter im amerikanischen Staatsapparat.

BASF und Gazprom vereinbaren milliardenschweren Tausch

Von Clara Weiss, 24. Oktober 2015

Ein milliardenschwerer Asset-Tausch verschafft dem deutschen Erdgasproduzenten Wintershall Zugang zu Förderfeldern in Sibirien und dem russischen Staatskonzern Gazprom mehr Einfluss auf dem westeuropäischen Gasmarkt.

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Perspective

After the Fiat-Chrysler ratification: The way forward for autoworkers

24 October 2015

For autoworkers and the working class as a whole, the critical task is to assimilate the political lessons of the contract fight at Fiat Chrysler in order to prepare the next stage of the struggle.

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75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

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

21 October 2015

A public meeting in London on Sunday November 22 has been added to a series of US meetings that will review 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

Why and how the GPU murdered Leon Trotsky
Online interviews with David North
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Commentary

After the Democratic presidential debate
Pseudo-left groups step up promotion of Sanders and the Democrats

By Barry Grey, 24 October 2015

Behind the squabble over how to adapt to and promote the Sanders campaign, both Socialist Alternative and the ISO work to block the emergence of an independent political movement of the working class.

The Argentine general elections and the Workers’ Left Front

By Rafael Azul, 24 October 2015

Like Syriza in Greece, the Workers’ Left Front, composed of various pseudo-left organizations, is a trap for the Argentine working class.

Netanyahu’s apology for Hitler

By Jean Shaoul, 23 October 2015

The global significance of China’s economic slowdown

By Nick Beams, 23 October 2015

Germany to deport refugees in military cargo planes

By Martin Kreickenbaum and Andre Damon, 23 October 2015

State and media active in building up a far-right movement in Germany

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The New York Times peddles excuses for Kunduz hospital slaughter

By Thomas Gaist, 23 October 2015

Arts Review

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies: An episode from the Cold War

By David Walsh, 24 October 2015

Spielberg’s new film deals with the arrest of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in New York City in June 1957 and his subsequent exchange for U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers some five years later.

Coming Home: A small, sincere film about big, complex times

News Feature

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part three
The privatization of New Orleans schools

By Tom Hall, 24 October 2015

Charter school plans that were already well advanced were quickly acted upon in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part two
Destruction of public housing and forced exodus of workers

By E.P. Bannon, 23 October 2015

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part one
The catastrophe unfolds

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

24 October 2015

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

Allegheny Technologies lockout enters third month

By Samuel Davidson, 23 October 2015

Autoworkers Struggles

Autoworkers’ struggle at the crossroads

By Jerry White, 14 October 2015

Letter from Ohio GM worker on UAW betrayal of Kmart struggle

Tennessee GM autoworker expresses solidarity with Fiat Chrysler workers

John Deere workers in US demand recount, full release of contract

By George Gallanis, 22 October 2015

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Science

New genetic data show “Back to Africa” migration in Neolithic times

By Philip Guelpa, 23 October 2015

The 2016 US Elections

Clinton testifies before House Benghazi committee

By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2015

US Vice President Biden declines to run for president

By Patrick Martin, 22 October 2015

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

By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2015

Bernie Sanders backs the prosecution of Edward Snowden

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism

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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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