US defense secretary steps up threats against China

By Nick Beams, 6 November 2015

Ashton Carter’s appearance on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is a further intensification of the US military push against China.

ASEAN defence summit divided over South China Sea dispute

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

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Stiff opposition to UAW-GM deal as balloting concludes

By Jerry White, 6 November 2015

Despite the all-out effort of the UAW to ram through the sellout deal, which will expand the two-tier wage system, large numbers of autoworkers are voting “no.”

Skilled trades workers voting against UAW-GM agreement

By Shannon Jones, 6 November 2015

According to the UAW constitution, a contract must be supported by both production and skilled trades workers, though the union has simply overridden this requirement before.

Substantial opposition to UAW-GM sellout remains as voting continues

UAW officials spout company line

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Egyptian dictator al-Sisi feted by UK government

By Chris Marsden, 6 November 2015

The UK is the largest foreign investor in Egypt, having poured $25 billion into the country since 2010.

Blood and capital

Left Party prepares mass deportations in German state of Thuringia

By Johannes Stern, 6 November 2015

The government of Thuringia has announced it will deport thousands of refugees and establish a hub for mass deportations from throughout Germany.

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

Dangerous developments in Germany

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French pilots flee Dominican Republic in “Air Cocaine” affair

By Antoine Lerougetel, 6 November 2015

Individuals linked to the French and Dominican military and police have illegally "rescued" two French pilots found guilty of drug smuggling.

Scores killed in Pakistani textile factory collapse in Lahore

By our correspondent, 6 November 2015

At least 21 workers were killed and dozens injured, and fears are increasing that the death toll will go up once the clearing of debris is completed.

Republicans make limited gains in off-year US election

By a reporter, 6 November 2015

Scattered state and local elections saw extremely low turnout and high levels of campaign spending by “independent” political action committees financed by the wealthy.

Colleges starved of funds as Illinois Democrats and Republicans orchestrate budget impasse

By Alexander Fangmann, 6 November 2015

As colleges and universities lay off workers and cut programs, Democrats and Republicans are conspiring on plans that could even involve suspending state support for the year.

Death at Decatur tubing plant highlights unsafe working conditions in Alabama

By Shelley Connor, 6 November 2015

The death of Tim Cooper at Independence Tube is only the latest in a string of industrial accidents caused by unsafe working conditions in Alabama.

India: Modi and his BJP government incite Hindu communalism

By Arun Kumar and Keith Jones, 6 November 2015

Rank communal appeals have been front and center in the BJP’s campaign for the hotly-contested Bihar state assembly election.

Maldives president declares state of emergency

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 6 November 2015

The political instability in the strategically-located island nation is being fueled by Washington’s hostility to the government’s close relations with China.

Australian government pushes to increase taxes on workers and poor

By Mike Head, 6 November 2015

Business leaders are demanding the hiking of the Goods and Services Tax, in line with higher consumption taxes being imposed around the world.

Chevron to slash hundreds of jobs at Australian gas projects

By Terry Cook, 6 November 2015

The resources giant is eliminating up to 14,000 jobs globally, underscoring the sharp reversal in the mining sector.

New in Russian

Российский самолет был взорван бомбой «Исламского государства», утверждают чиновники США

Томас Гайст, 6 ноября 2015 г.

Представители американских спецслужб публично сформулировали «предварительный вывод», согласно которому потерпевший крушение над Синаем российский пассажирский самолет был уничтожен бомбой, тайно пронесенной на борт авиалайнера боевиками «Исламского государства».

New in French

Washington se prépare à la Troisième Guerre mondiale

Par Patrick Martin, 6 novembre 2015

Trois audiences au Congrès mardi ont discuté des préparatifs de l'armée américaine pour une Troisième Guerre mondiale contre la Chine, la Russie ou les deux.

New in Turkish

UAW-GM satış sözleşmesine “hayır” oyu verin!
İşçiler anlaşmayı inceleme hakkına sahiptir!

WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, 6 Kasım 2015

İşçilere, yaşamlarının gelecek dört yılı üzerine imzalayacakları şartları incelemek için olabildiğince az zaman veren Birleşik Otomotiv İşçileri sendikası (UAW), General Motors (GM) ile anlaşmasını rekor hızda geçirmeye çalışıyor.

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri – Bölüm 4

6 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 4. bölümünü sunduğumuz dokümanı toplam 11 bölüm halinde yayımlayacağız.

New in German

Washington rüstet für den dritten Weltkrieg

Von Patrick Martin, 6. November 2015

Im US-Kongress werden derzeit offen die militärischen Vorbereitungen auf einen dritten Weltkrieg diskutiert. Die Abgeordneten halten einen Krieg der USA gegen China, Russland oder beide Länder für unvermeidlich.

Ranghöchster deutscher Nato-General fordert Luftschläge gegen Taliban

Von Johannes Stern, 6. November 2015

Die kriegerischen Aussagen Domröses zeigen, dass die herrschenden Eliten hinter verschlossenen Türen einen weiteren massiven Kampfeinsatz in Afghanistan diskutieren und vorbereiten.

Hollande in China: Spannungen zwischen USA und Europa nehmen zu

Von Alex Lantier und Kumaran Ira, 6. November 2015

Hollandes Besuch komplettierte die Serie hochrangiger Staatsbesuche europäischer Staats- und Regierungschefs. Sie beleuchtet die immer engeren Beziehungen Europas zu China.

ARD dokumentiert Verwicklung der Geheimdienste im NSU

Von Verena Nees, 6. November 2015

Die ARD-Dokumentation „Die Akte Zschäpe“ geht der Frage nach, warum Hinweise auf Mittäter und Mitwisser im NSU-Prozess systematisch ausgeblendet werden.

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Perspective

The blood on Obama’s hands: Kunduz hospital attack designed “to kill and destroy”

6 November 2015

The attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital was neither an error nor even unique, but rather the outcome of a codified policy of criminality.

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Featured Article

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

By Thomas Gaist, 6 November 2015

This is the last of four articles analyzing the new US Department of Defense Law of War Manual.

Commentary

Report reveals massive pro-war propaganda campaign
Military spectacle and American sport

By Eric London, 6 November 2015

According to a US Senate report, the Pentagon has paid over $50 million for hundreds of pro-war, pro-military propaganda events at sports stadiums in the last three years.

Washington prepares for World War III

By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2015

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

By Andre Damon, 5 November 2015

FBI Director James Comey’s apology for police murder

More on police violence in America »

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

By Thomas Gaist, 5 November 2015

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

By Roger Jordan, 5 November 2015

More on the Canadian elections »

UK government to legalise universal state surveillance

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

Who was Ahmed Chalabi?

Arts Review

The impact of the refugee crisis: Lampedusa by Anders Lustgarten at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre

By Joe Mount, 5 November 2015

Lustgarten’s play attempts to convey the lives and plight of ordinary people and avoids the self-absorption of many artists.

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

By George Marlowe, 5 November 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch condemns UK government’s inhumane refugee policy

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

Workers Struggles

Lufthansa flight attendants threaten strike

By Dietmar Henning, 6 November 2015

The flight attendant union UFO announced a strike starting on Friday.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

6 November 2015

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

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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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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