US defense secretary threatens Russia and China

By Patrick Martin, 9 November 2015

Ashton Carter’s speech, delivered at the Reagan Library in California, was a deliberately staged provocation against the world’s second and third nuclear powers.

US defense secretary steps up threats against China

Washington prepares for World War III

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Ford workers denounce UAW efforts to push through sellout contract

By our reporters, 9 November 2015

The UAW is moving quickly to force Ford workers to vote on a sellout deal, with the UAW Council meeting today and votes planned for as soon as this week.

UAW prepares to override skilled trades workers’ rejection of GM contract

By Joseph Kishore, 9 November 2015

According to the UAW’s bylaws, for a contract to pass it must be backed by both production and skilled trades workers, and the latter rejected the deal with GM by nearly 60 percent.

UAW officials spout company line

UAW using economic blackmail in effort to ram through sellout deal

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German grand coalition axes the right to asylum

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 9 November 2015

Germany’s leading political parties have agreed on legislation that will deny hundreds of thousands of refugees their basic right to asylum and family reunification.

Left Party prepares mass deportations in German state of Thuringia

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France prepares drastic overhaul of Labour Code

By Kumaran Ira, 9 November 2015

The government hopes that by all but suspending the Labour Code, it can boost profits by pushing through attacks on the scale of the Hartz IV reforms in Germany.

Notes on police violence in America
Louisiana cops who killed 6-year-old charged with murder

By Evan Blake, 9 November 2015

Police officers are known to routinely violate civil rights in the impoverished rural community where Jeremy Mardis was killed.

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

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New York attorney general to investigate ExxonMobil over climate change falsifications

By Nick Barrickman, 9 November 2015

The attorney general is seeking access to financial records that may show the company misled corporate investors about the effects of climate change on the oil giant’s bottom line.

Leading New York state politicians on trial for corruption

By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2015

The corruption trials of two prominent New York politicians, Democrat Sheldon Silver and Republican Dean Skelos, on fraud, extortion, bribery, and other charges, begin this month.

The ominous backdrop of California’s End of Life Option Act

By Norisa Diaz, 9 November 2015

The enthusiasm of the Brown administration for the legislation is based not solely on the autonomy and compassion it can grant the terminally ill, but on its cost-saving potential.

New research highlights social inequality in Australian schools

By Frank Gaglioti, 9 November 2015

A recent report verifies that ever-widening social inequality in Australia continues to have the most detrimental consequences for the working class.

Report reveals widening gap in Australian living standards

By John Harris, 9 November 2015

The gulf between the richest and poorest households grew over the past decade, and will deepen during the next 10 years.

New in Turkish

Seçimlerden sonra Türkiye

Peter Schwarz, 9 Kasım 2015

Seçimlerin, AKP'ye hükümet kuracak çoğunluğu yeniden elde etmesini sağlayan beklenmedik sonucu, bu krizlerin ve çelişkilerin hiçbirini çözmüyor. Bu seçimler, şiddetli bir sınıf mücadeleleri ve siyasi çatışmalar döneminin habercisidir.

New in Spanish

El amague de Estados Unidos en el Mar de China y el espectro de tercera guerra mundial

Por Peter Symonds, 9 noviembre 2015

Que la fragata de mísiles teledirigidos USS Lassen navegue en aguas chinas hace que más aumente el peligro de un conflicto militar entre dos potencias atómicas.

New in French

Le sang sur les mains d’Obama: l’attaque de l’hôpital de Kunduz conçue « pour tuer et détruire »

Par Bill Van Auken, 9 novembre 2015

L’attaque de l’hôpital de Médecins sans frontières n’était ni une erreur, ni même unique, mais bien le résultat d’une politique codifiée de criminalité

La Turquie après les élections

Par Peter Schwarz, 9 novembre 2015

Le gouvernement AKP d’Erdogan est un régime de crise. Les guerres menées par les Etats-Unis et leurs alliés impérialistes ont brisé les structures sociales et politiques de toute la région.

Espagne: Podemos recrute l’ancien chef des armées comme candidat à l’élection législative

Par Alejandro López, 9 novembre 2015

La décision de Podemos de s’offrir comme plate-forme pour que l’OTAN et l’armée espagnole jouent un rôle public dans la vie politique doit mettre en garde contre le caractère réactionnaire de ce parti.

Grèce: grèves et protestations commencent contre le programme d'austérité de Syriza

Par Robert Stevens, 9 novembre 2015

La démobilisation de la classe ouvrière par les appareils syndicaux a permis à Syriza d'imposer une nouvelle vague de coupes brutales.

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Perspective

UAW scabs do bidding of US auto companies

9 November 2015

The UAW is seeking to rush through a new contract on Ford workers, finalizing its campaign to impose the dictates of the auto executives and Wall Street.

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Commentary

Illinois cop, supposed victim of the “war on police,” exposed as thief and would-be killer

By David Walsh, 9 November 2015

The supposed murder of Joseph Gliniewicz of the Fox Lake, Illinois Police Department, the massive manhunt it generated and the exposure of his death as a suicide is a telling episode.

Turkey after the elections

By Peter Schwarz, 7 November 2015

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

By Thomas Gaist, 7 November 2015

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

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

Egyptian dictator al-Sisi feted by UK government

Arts Review

Our Brand is Crisis: US political consultants at their dirty work in Bolivia

By Joanne Laurier, 9 November 2015

Based on a documentary, the new David Gordon Green movie, Our Brand is Crisis, is a comedy-drama about the activities of American political operatives in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election.

Beethoven’s Fidelio distorted beyond recognition at 2015 Salzburg Festival

Socialist Equality Party

New book from Mehring Verlag
Scholarship or War Propaganda attracts wide interest in Germany

By Christoph Dreier, 9 November 2015

The book Scholarship or War Propaganda, published by the Mehring Verlag publishing house in October, has hit a nerve in Germany.

NHS Fightback

Junior doctors oppose latest government efforts to extend services

By Barry Mason, 9 November 2015

Staff fear the extension of services at a weekend, without additional resources, would put yet more patients’ care in jeopardy.

UK’s National Health Service to be “squeezed as never before”

By Ajanta Silva, 9 November 2015

The NHS’s financial crisis is the product of funding cuts and the drive to privatisation.

25 years ago: First detailed proposal for World Wide Web

On November 12, 1990, at the CERN laboratories near Geneva, Switzerland, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a paper to his colleagues which detailed the technical basis for the World Wide Web.

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50 years ago: White Rhodesian regime declares independence

On November 11, 1965, the racist white minority government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) unilaterally declared independence from Great Britain.

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75 years ago: Molotov meets with Hitler

On November 12, 1940 the Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrived in Germany for two days of meetings with Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

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100 years ago: Serbian army in crisis during Battle of Kosovo

On November 10, 1915, bitter fighting broke out in and around the Serbian province of Kosovo, as the Serbian army launched a desperate and unsuccessful attempt to stave off Bulgarian troops and sections of the German army.

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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.

75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015

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

New York City workers back autoworkers’ contract fight

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The 2016 US Elections

Republicans make limited gains in off-year US election

By a reporter, 6 November 2015

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

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

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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