Number of people killed by police this year in US surpasses 1,000

By Andre Damon, 5 November 2015

Police murders have continued unabated, as has the defense of killer cops by the political establishment, from local prosecutors to the Obama administration.

FBI Director James Comey’s apology for police murder

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Germany’s Grand Coalition split over how to drive back refugees

By Peter Schwarz, 5 November 2015

The noisy debate over refugee policy conceals the fact that the differences between the CDU/CSU and the SPD are minimal.

German conservative parties call for harsh border controls

Dangerous developments in Germany

Refugees protest being held at UK military base in Cyprus

By Chris Marsden, 5 November 2015

The United Nations’ refugee agency said the UK is legally responsible for resettling the refugees because the base at Akrotiri is UK sovereign territory.

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Substantial opposition to UAW-GM sellout remains as voting continues

By Eric London, 5 November 2015

Messages to the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter give a glimpse of the deep hostility of workers toward the UAW’s effort to ram through the contract.

UAW sanctions closure of GM assembly plant in Wisconsin

UAW officials spout company line

By Jerry White, 5 November 2015

Fearing that a struggle by autoworkers will disrupt their lucrative relations with management, UAW officials are saying a strike would lead to disaster.

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ASEAN defence summit divided over South China Sea dispute

By Nick Beams, 5 November 2015

Despite heavy lobbying, the US did not obtain overt backing for its actions in the South China Sea from a meeting of South East Asian defence ministers

US ramps up pressure on Beijing over South China Sea

Washington’s South China Sea provocation and the spectre of World War III

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Islamic State bomb downed Russian plane over Sinai, US officials claim

By Thomas Gaist, 5 November 2015

US intelligence officials made public a “tentative conclusion” that Islamic State militants smuggled a bomb on board the Russian commercial jet that disintegrated over northern Sinai this weekend.

Fed chair says rate hike in December a “live possibility”

By Barry Grey, 5 November 2015

The Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee demonstrated their subservience to the banks by arguing against any increase in interest rates until 2016 at the earliest.

Global markets cheer dismal economic figures

The mergers boom, the financial oligarchy and imperialism

Canada’s Liberals take office spouting empty “real change” rhetoric

By Roger Jordan, 5 November 2015

The Liberals, no less than Stephen Harper and his Conservatives, will implement the agenda of big business and come into sharp conflict with the working class.

The Canadian election and the intensification of class conflict

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UK government to legalise universal state surveillance

By Robert Stevens, 5 November 2015

Home Secretary Theresa May outlined the bill terminating democratic rights stretching back to the Magna Carta.

Oxfam report exposes inhuman conditions of poultry workers

By Mike Stapleton, 5 November 2015

The report states that “the industry takes advantage of workers who live and work in a climate of fear.”

Australian financial commentator hails union role in steel cuts at Port Kembla

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 November 2015

The so-called negotiations had the character of a union-company conspiracy against the BlueScope workers.

South Korean government to revise school history texts

By Ben McGrath, 5 November 2015

The government is seeking to glorify past regimes while whipping up anti-North Korean propaganda among the country’s youth.

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Hollande en Asie : les divergences euro-américaines s’accentuent à propos de la Chine

Par Alex Lantier et Kumaran Ira, 5 novembre 2015

La tournée de Hollande a été la dernière d’une série de visites d’Etat qui ont souligné les relations de plus en plus étroites entre l’Europe et la Chine.

Les Etats-Unis font monter la pression sur Pékin à propos de la Mer de Chine méridionale

Par Peter Symonds, 5 novembre 2015

La violation des revendications maritimes chinoises n’a rien à voir avec le respect du Droit international mais fait partie du « pivot » de Washington « vers l’Asie » visant à soumettre la Chine aux intérêts américains

Le gouvernement du Québec sabre les services publics et donne un milliard à Bombardier

Par Laurent Lafrance, 5 novembre 2015

L’argent offert à Bombardier sera payé par la classe ouvrière sous la forme d’autres coupes sociales.

New in German

USA verschärfen Druck auf Peking im Südchinesischen Meer

Von Peter Symonds, 5. November 2015

Die Missachtung von Chinas Ansprüchen im Südchinesischen Meer hat nichts mit der Verteidigung von internationalem Recht zu tun. Sie ist Teil von Washingtons Plänen zur Unterordnung Chinas unter die Interessen der USA.

VW-Abgasskandal: Jetzt auch Porsche und Audi unter Betrugsverdacht

Von Dietmar Henning, 5. November 2015

Dienstagabend teilte VW mit, es seien weitere „Unregelmäßigkeiten“ bei Abgaswerten festgestellt worden. Davon könnten etwa 800.000 Fahrzeuge betroffen sein.

Linkspartei bereitet Massenabschiebungen in Thüringen vor

Von Johannes Stern, 5. November 2015

Die von der Linkspartei geführte Landesregierung hat angekündigt, bis zum Jahresende tausende Flüchtlinge abzuschieben und ein Drehkreuz für Massenabschiebungen aus der gesamten Bundesrepublik einzurichten.

„Wissenschaft oder Kriegspropaganda“ findet große Beachtung

Von Christoph Dreier, 5. November 2015

Das Buch „Wissenschaft oder Kriegspropaganda“ hat einen Nerv getroffen. Es hat schon wenige Wochen nach Erscheinen wichtige Debatten angestoßen und große Beachtung gefunden.

Kita-Tarifstreit beendet

Von Marianne Arens, 5. November 2015

Mit der Urabstimmung wurde der Kita-Tarifstreit vorerst beendet, aber der Konflikt um die Aufwertung im Sozial- und Erziehungsdienst ist nach wie vor ungelöst.

EU-Parlament verabschiedet nicht bindende Resolution zum Schutz Edward Snowdens

Von Alex Lantier, 5. November 2015

Auch wenn die EU jetzt Snowdens massiver Unterstützung Rechnung trägt, unternimmt sie nichts, um ihn vor den Geheimdiensten zu schützten.

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Perspective

Washington prepares for World War III

5 November 2015

Three congressional hearings Tuesday discussed the preparations of the US military for a Third World War against China, Russia or both.

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Arts Review

Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican in London
“Foul deeds will rise…”: Hamlet, in a world on the brink

By George Marlowe, 5 November 2015

The weight of our time is felt, even if unevenly, in the overall mood of the recent production of Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Benedict Cumberbatch condemns UK government’s inhumane refugee policy

Truth: The victimization of CBS’s Dan Rather and Mary Mapes

By Fred Mazelis, 4 November 2015

Featured Article

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

By Thomas Gaist, 5 November 2015

This is the third of four articles analyzing the new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual. The first article was posted November 3, the second on November 4.

Commentary

Capitalism and mortality: Death rate soars for middle-aged US workers

By Joseph Kishore, 4 November 2015

Obamacare open enrollment: A widening health care disaster for workers

Who was Ahmed Chalabi?

By Bill Van Auken, 4 November 2015

Parliamentary committee warns Cameron against UK military involvement in Syria

By Julie Hyland, 4 November 2015

More on the war in Syria and Iraq »

French President Hollande tours Asia as divisions mount between US and Europe over China

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 4 November 2015

Catalan secessionist resolution provokes political crisis in Spain

By Alejandro López, 4 November 2015

Last British prisoner at Guantánamo Bay released

By Robert Stevens, 4 November 2015

US moves to dismiss insider trading charges in SAC Capital case

The elevation of Paul Ryan as US House speaker

Obama legal team drew up secret bin Laden assassination memos

Autoworkers Struggles

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

By Shannon Jones, 3 November 2015

German Volkswagen workers fear job cuts

By our correspondents, 3 November 2015

New York City workers back autoworkers’ contract fight

By our reporters, 3 November 2015

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

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

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Workers Struggles

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

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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