Global markets cheer dismal economic figures

By Andre Damon, 3 November 2015

Global stock markets are surging as negative economic news makes interest rate cuts by central banks more likely.

Japan’s economic outlook worsening

By Nick Beams, 3 November 2015

The mergers boom, the financial oligarchy and imperialism

Central banks boost stocks as world economy sinks deeper into slump

UAW using economic blackmail in effort to ram through sellout deal

By Jerry White, 3 November 2015

After the defeat of its deal by Kansas City GM workers, the United Auto Workers has redoubled its efforts to push through the agreement.

“The UAW doesn’t give a damn about the workers”
GM Subsystems workers demand equal pay

By Shannon Jones, 3 November 2015

Workers at the subsidiary of General Motors are manufacturing workers, but they are not covered under the UAW-GM national agreement and earn inferior wages and benefits.

Kansas City GM workers first to vote against UAW sellout deal

GM Components Holding workers: The “third tier” in the GM-UAW contract

German Volkswagen workers fear job cuts

By our correspondents, 3 November 2015

Workers are being left in the dark as company management and the trade union conspire behind the scenes on a radical restructuring of Volkswagen.

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Two days on, no clear explanation for downing of Russian plane over Sinai

By Thomas Gaist, 3 November 2015

Claims that the plane was destroyed by ISIS remain unsubstantiated, while the Russian government and the airline differ over the possibility of a mechanical failure.

Israeli police threaten Palestinians with gas attacks “until you die”

By Jean Shaoul, 3 November 2015

The Israeli government has introduced measures aimed at terrorising and suppressing the Palestinians, stripping them of their democratic rights and driving them out of their homes.

German-Russian energy deal worth billions

By Clara Weiss, 3 November 2015

The deal gives German natural gas producer Wintershall access to fields in Siberia and the Russian company Gazprom with more influence in the Western European gas market.

Merkel draws a positive balance sheet on her eighth visit to China

By Ulrich Rippert, 3 November 2015

Germany is still China’s most important European trade partner, accounting for 30 percent of China’s total trade with the European Union.

Leaders of Japan, China and South Korea meet in Seoul

Australia and China conduct joint naval exercises

By Peter Symonds, 3 November 2015

The joint operation in no way eases the tensions heightened by the US naval intrusion into Chinese-claimed territory in the South China Sea last week.

Indonesian authorities ban discussion of 1965 coup at Bali writers festival

By John Roberts, 3 November 2015

Police forced the organisers to cancel film showings and discussion panels referring to the massacre of over 500,000 people in the CIA-backed coup.

UK Criminal Courts Charge: A brutal assault on the poor

By Gregory McAvoy, 3 November 2015

The new system of fines for petty offenses will ensure that many people from deprived backgrounds will be plunged even deeper into poverty.

US moves to dismiss insider trading charges in SAC Capital case

By Gabriel Black, 3 November 2015

The new judicial standard for insider trading cases established in a federal appeals court ruling in December amounts to a legal green light for illegal financial manipulation.

Obama and Congress grant railroads up to five more years to install safety technology

By Jeff Lusanne, 3 November 2015

The technology has been on the National Transportation Safety Board’s most-wanted list of railroad safety improvements since 1990.

New in Turkish

AKP tırmanan şiddetin ortasında dördüncü kez iktidarda

Halil Çelik ve Alex Lantier, 3 Kasım 2015

Tırmanan şiddet ve siyasi karışıklık ortamında gerçekleşen seçimin ilk sonuçlarına göre, Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) mecliste tek başına iktidar olacak çoğunluğu elde etti.

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri – Bölüm 3

3 Kasım 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (SEP-ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri adlı doküman, SEP’in 3-9 Ağustos 2008 tarihleri arasında toplanan kuruluş kongresinde tartışılmış ve kabul edilmiştir. Aşağıda 3. bölümünü sunduğumuz dokümanı toplam 11 bölüm halinde yayımlayacağız.

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Turquie : sur fond de violence grandissante, l’AKP d’Erdoǧan remporte un quatrième mandat.

Par Halil Celik et Alex Lantier, 3 novembre 2015

Les élections se sont déroulées dans un climat de turbulences politiques dues à la guerre en Syrie et aux combats opposant le gouvernement turc à la minorité kurde.

Les travailleurs de GM Kansas City, sont les premiers à voter contre le contrat au rabais de l'UAW

Par Jerry White, 3 novembre 2015

Les travailleurs de l'usine d'assemblage de GM Fairfax ont rejeté à deux voix contre une l’accord soutenu par l’UAW avec le constructeur automobile géant.

Alternative socialiste propose une alliance électorale avec les démocrates de Seattle

Par Eric London, 3 novembre 2015

La pseudo-gauche prétend que l'élection de plusieurs démocrates au conseil municipal de Seattle serait un «grand pas en avant».

New in German

Merkel zieht positive Bilanz ihres achten China-Besuchs

Von Ulrich Rippert, 3. November 2015

Unter dem wachsenden wirtschaftlichen und militärischen Druck der USA wendet sich die chinesische Regierung verstärkt Europa zu.

Türkei: Überraschender Sieg von Erdogan

Von Halil Celik und Alex Lantier, 3. November 2015

Die türkische Wahl fand vor dem Hintergrund des Kriegs im benachbarten Syrien und blutiger Kämpfe zwischen der türkischen Regierung und der kurdischen Minderheit statt.

Obama schickt Spezialeinheiten nach Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 3. November 2015

Obama schickt Spezialkräfte nach Syrien. Ihr Auftrag ist nicht der Kampf gegen den Terror, sondern Abschreckung gegenüber Russland.

Großbritannien: Jeremy Corbyn und die Gewerkschaften fordern protektionistische Wirtschaftspolitik

Von Julie Hyland, 3. November 2015

Gewerkschaften, Labour Party und Grüne nehmen den Abbau von Arbeitsplätzen in der britischen Stahlindustrie zum Anlass, um im Bund mit Teilen der Wirtschaft protektionistische Maßnahmen zu fordern.

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Perspective

Obamacare open enrollment: A widening health care disaster for workers

3 November 2015

As Obamacare enters its third year, its reactionary, anti-working class character is becoming ever more clear. It is a health care counterrevolution.

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Featured Article

The Pentagon’s Law of War Manual: Part one
A blueprint for total war and military dictatorship

By Tom Carter, 3 November 2015

This is the first in a series of articles analyzing the new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual.

Autoworkers Struggles

New York City workers back autoworkers’ contract fight

By our reporters, 3 November 2015

Transit and telecommunication workers in New York spoke to the WSWS about the common issues facing workers in different industries.

Vote “no” on UAW-GM sellout contract!
Workers have the right to study the deal!

29 October 2015

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

By Joseph Kishore, 24 October 2015

Lordstown GM worker speaks on UAW-GM contract

30 October 2015

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

3 November 2015

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

As US Steel and ArcelorMittal step up attack
USW isolates and divides steelworkers

By Samuel Davidson, 2 November 2015

Lockout of 2,200 steelworkers in US enters 12th week

By Samuel Davidson, 2 November 2015

New York City school bus workers authorize strike action

By Daniel de Vries, 2 November 2015

75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015

Commentary

The elevation of Paul Ryan as US House speaker

By Patrick Martin, 2 November 2015

Obama legal team drew up secret bin Laden assassination memos

By Thomas Gaist, 2 November 2015

Berlin Senate seeks to cover its tracks after murder of refugee child

By Ute Reissner, 2 November 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch condemns UK government’s inhumane refugee policy

By Robert Stevens, 2 November 2015

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Erdoğan’s AKP wins surprise fourth term amid escalating violence in Turkey

By Halil Celik and Alex Lantier, 2 November 2015

The class issues in the Turkish elections

Alberta NDP’s maiden budget wins praise from big business

By Roger Jordan, 2 November 2015

FBI Director James Comey’s apology for police murder

By Andre Damon, 31 October 2015

More on police violence in America »

Obama orders Special Forces troops into Syria

UN Tribunal to adjudicate South China Sea legal dispute

Internal tensions mount despite facade of Chinese leadership unity

Arts Review

Steve Jobs fails to transcend conventional mythologizing

By Kevin Reed, 2 November 2015

F.W. Murnau’s classic, groundbreaking Nosferatu in US theaters …
… and two poor, new films (Beasts of No Nation, Rock the Kasbah)

By Joanne Laurier, 30 October 2015

Hegel: “In their paintings we can study and get to know men and human nature”
Seventeenth-century Dutch paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

By David Walsh, 29 October 2015

NHS Fightback

UK: Addenbrooke’s Hospital placed in “special measures” over quality concerns

By Tom Pearce, 31 October 2015

Britain: Government’s general practitioner surgeries plan paves way for further privatisation

The 2016 US Elections

The third Republican debate: The myth of “big government”

By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2015

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

By Barry Grey, 24 October 2015

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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25 years ago: Wall Street economists admit recession

On November 2, 1990, the US Department of Labor reported that the US economy lost a total of 68,000 jobs in October, the biggest monthly decline since the 1981-82 slump.

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50 years ago: SWP splits New York antiwar committee

On November 6, 1965, the New York Committee to End the War in Vietnam was disbanded after supporters of the Socialist Workers Party insisted that the coalition limit itself to “minimum slogans.”

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75 years ago: Italian forces suffer debacle in Greece

During this week in November 1940, the invading Italian forces of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini suffered a resounding military defeat at the battle of Elaia-Kalamas.

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100 years ago: Greek government crisis

On November 7, 1915, Greek Prime Minister Alexandros Zaimis resigned after just one month in office after failing to receive a vote of confidence from the parliament.

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