US deploys F-15s to Syria, targeting Russian jets

By Thomas Gaist, 7 November 2015

The US jets are designed for air-to-air battles against other high-tech fighters and have not been previously deployed to the US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria.

Parliamentary committee warns Cameron against UK military involvement in Syria

Pentagon preparing for new ground combat operations in Iraq and Syria

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UAW seeks to ram through Ford deal as results at GM show split vote

By Shannon Jones and Joseph Kishore, 7 November 2015

The announcement of a deal at Ford came the same day that the UAW reported that skilled trades workers had voted against the agreement at GM.

Stiff opposition to UAW-GM deal as balloting concludes

Skilled trades workers voting against UAW-GM agreement

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“Positive” US jobs report belied by mass layoffs

By Josh Varlin, 7 November 2015

While the US economy added more jobs in October than in previous months, the great majority of new jobs were in low-wage sectors of the economy.

Russia halts flights to Egypt after air disaster

By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2015

President Vladimir Putin made the decision after a recommendation from his intelligence chief, and based on information supplied by Britsh and American spy agencies.

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

Australian workers and youth denounce preparations for war against China

By our reporters, 7 November 2015

Australia’s Turnbull government last week gave its immediate support for US naval provocations against China in the South China Sea.

US defense secretary steps up threats against China

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

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Suu Kyi’s party predicted to win Burmese election

By John Roberts, 7 November 2015

Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy represent a section of the ruling elite that were excluded from political and economic dominance by the military junta.

Strikes and protests begin in Greece against Syriza austerity programme

By Robert Stevens, 7 November 2015

The demobilisation of the working class by the trade union apparatus has enabled Syriza to impose a further wave of savage cuts.

Porsche and Audi suspected of involvement in VW emissions scandal

By Dietmar Henning, 7 November 2015

The expanding scandal involves efforts by VW to manipulate emissions readings to cut costs on investing in clean engine technology.

Podemos recruits former chief of Armed Forces to run in Spanish election

By Alejandro López, 7 November 2015

Podemos’ decision to offer itself up as a platform for NATO and the Spanish army to play a public role in political life is a warning as to the party’s reactionary character.

Bus crash kills six migrant workers in Arkansas

By Tom Eley, 7 November 2015

The crash in Arkansas underscores the highly exploitative nature of farm labor in the US, which is heavily dependent on undocumented and itinerant immigrant workers.

Quebec repackages concessionary public-sector contract offer

By a WSWS reporting team, 7 November 2015

The unions have been silent on government plans to illegalize public sector worker job action and impose concessionary contracts by decree.

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

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Notes on London’s housing crisis

By Thomas Scripps, 7 November 2015

London is the third most expensive city in the world. Working people and students face soaring costs for housing and increasing evictions.

Brisbane residents startled by low altitude military flight

By Mike Head, 7 November 2015

The unannounced fly-over by a large Globemaster aircraft displayed utter contempt for the residents and alarmed many people, both physically and politically.

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Le secrétaire d’Etat américain à la Défense amplifie les menaces à l’égard de la Chine

Par Nick Beams, 7 novembre 2015

La présence d’Ashton Carter sur le porte-avions USS Theodore Roosevelt signifie une nouvelle intensification de la campagne militaire des Etats-Unis contre la Chine.

Affaire «Air Cocaïne »: deux pilotes français s’échappent de la République dominicaine

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 7 novembre 2015

Des individus liés aux armées et aux polices française et dominicaine ont illégalement « sauvé » deux pilotes français inculpés de trafic de drogue.

Québec presse les syndicats d'imposer une entente pourrie aux employés du secteur public

Par Laurent Lafrance, 7 novembre 2015

Bien qu’il préfère une entente négociée avec les syndicats, le gouvernement Couillard n’hésitera pas à imposer une loi spéciale si les travailleurs continuent de refuser les mesures d’austérité.

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Die Türkei nach der Wahl

Von Peter Schwarz, 7. November 2015

Die AKP wird ihre Kontrolle über den Staats- und Sicherheitsapparat nutzen, um ein autoritäres Regime zu errichten und brutal gegen die Arbeiterklasse vorzugehen.

Große Koalition legt Axt ans Asylrecht

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 7. November 2015

Die Große Koalition hat sich auf eine weitere Beschneidung des Asylrechts verständigt. Eine große Gruppe von Flüchtlingen verliert das Recht auf Asyl und Flüchtlingen aus Syrien wird der Familiennachzug verweigert.

Syriza-Regierung misshandelt Flüchtlinge in Griechenland

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 7. November 2015

Die vollständige Unterwerfung der griechischen Syriza-Regierung unter das Diktat der EU hat für Flüchtlinge, die zu Tausenden über die Ägäis kommen, katastrophale Folgen.

Wer gegen die AfD kämpfen will, muss auch die rechte Politik der Bundesregierung, der Grünen und der Linken ablehnen

Von Christoph Dreier, 7. November 2015

An diesem Samstag wollen tausende Rechtsextremisten unter dem Banner der Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) durch Berlin marschieren. Die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit verteilt diesen Text unter den Gegendemonstranten.

US-Verteidigungsminister verschärft Drohungen gegen China

Von Nick Beams, 7. November 2015

US-Verteidigungsminister Ashton Carter nutzte einen Besuch am Donnerstag auf dem Flugzeugträger USS Theodore Roosevelt für provokative Drohungen gegen China.

Britischer Parlamentsausschuss rät von Luftangriffen auf Syrien ab

Von Julie Hyland, 7. November 2015

Großbritanniens herrschende Klasse ist in ihrer Syrienstrategie noch zerstrittener als vor zwei Jahren, als das Parlament 2013 gegen Luftangriffe stimmte.

Mehr als 1000 Tote in den USA durch Polizeigewalt in diesem Jahr

Von Andre Damon, 7. November 2015

Die Polizeimorde gehen unvermindert weiter und die Killercops werden weiter vom politischen Establishment geschützt – von örtlichen Staatsanwälten bis zur Obama-Regierung.

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Perspective

Turkey after the elections

7 November 2015

Erdoğan’s AKP government is a regime of crisis. The wars carried out by the US and its imperialist allies have shattered the social and political structures of the entire region.

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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.

Arts Review

Beethoven’s Fidelio distorted beyond recognition at 2015 Salzburg Festival

By Fred Mazelis, 7 November 2015

The opera was written in the aftermath of the French Revolution, and expressed the composer’s devotion to the ideals of the Enlightenment.

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

By Joe Mount, 5 November 2015

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

75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

7 November 2015

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

Death at Decatur tubing plant highlights unsafe working conditions in Alabama

By Shelley Connor, 6 November 2015

Lufthansa flight attendants threaten strike

By Dietmar Henning, 6 November 2015

Commentary

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

By Bill Van Auken, 6 November 2015

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

By Eric London, 6 November 2015

Washington prepares for World War III

By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2015

Egyptian dictator al-Sisi feted by UK government

By Chris Marsden, 6 November 2015

Left Party prepares mass deportations in German state of Thuringia

By Johannes Stern, 6 November 2015

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

By Andre Damon, 5 November 2015

UK government to legalise universal state surveillance

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

Who was Ahmed Chalabi?

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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The 2016 US Elections

Republicans make limited gains in off-year US election

By a reporter, 6 November 2015

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

By Alexander Fangmann, 6 November 2015

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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