Pentagon push for build-up in Europe against Russia

By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2015

The Obama administration is expected to approve a plan to rotate more troops into Europe, effectively increasing by 50 percent the forces available for a NATO confrontation with Russia.

US defense secretary threatens Russia and China

Washington prepares for World War III

British military chief denounces Labour leader Corbyn on use of nuclear weapons

By Chris Marsden, 10 November 2015

Events have again demonstrated that there is no longer any significant constituency for the defence of democratic rights within ruling circles.

Serving UK general threatens mutiny against a future Corbyn government

Catalan parliament votes to begin secession from Spain

By Alejandro López, 10 November 2015

Though most Catalans voted for anti-secession parties in the regional elections, the Catalan regional parliament voted for secession, plunging Spain into deep crisis.

OECD cuts estimate for global growth

By Nick Beams, 10 November 2015

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development warned Monday that the sharp slowdown in world trade could be a harbinger of recession.

Steep fall in China imports continues

By a reporter, 10 November 2015

UAW Ford Council approves sellout deal

By Shannon Jones, 10 November 2015

The council rubber stamped the contract at a hastily convened meeting at the UAW-Ford National Program Center even before the final approval of the GM settlement.

“The company is making huge profits but it is not doing us any good”
Michigan Ford workers denounce UAW sellout

By a WSWS reporting team, 10 November 2015

Autoworkers at Ford plants in suburban Detroit are angered over the UAW’s effort to rush through the pro-company deal.

UAW scabs do bidding of US auto companies

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University of Missouri president resigns amid protests over racist incidents

By Kate Randall, 10 November 2015

Tensions escalated on Monday, with a student on hunger strike, others camped out with him in solidarity and faculty members canceling two days of classes in lieu of a teach-in.

Syriza government in Greece backs EU attack on refugees

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 10 November 2015

The Syriza-led Greek government is a willing accomplice in the EU’s attempt to seal Europe’s borders to refugees fleeing war and violence.

German grand coalition axes the right to asylum

Refugee’s death triggers another riot on Australia’s Christmas Island

By Mike Head, 10 November 2015

According to detainees, a confrontation broke out after Iranian refugees demanded answers from security guards, only to be abused and taunted.

Hunger strikes spread in immigrant jails in US Southwest

By Kevin Martinez, 10 November 2015

Protests against inhumane treatment have spread from California to Texas and other states.

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Suu Kyi’s party defeats military-backed regime in Burma election

By John Roberts, 10 November 2015

Jubilant crowds in Rangoon and other cities cheered early election results in an expression of the deep-seated hatred for the corrupt and brutal military regime.

Jordanian police captain opens fire at US-run training center in Amman

By Thomas Gaist, 10 November 2015

A Jordanian police officer, who reportedly worked as a trainer at the US-run facility, killed at least two American military contractors before being killed himself in a firefight.

Highest-ranking German NATO general urges air strikes against Taliban

By Johannes Stern, 10 November 2015

The belligerent remarks by Domröse make clear that, behind closed doors, Germany’s ruling elite is discussing and preparing for another massive combat mission in Afghanistan.

India: Modi’s BJP trounced in Bihar elections

By Deepal Jayasekera, 10 November 2015

In an election that was widely held to be a referendum on Modi’s premiership, the BJP suffered a major defeat.

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Le secrétaire d’Etat américain à la Défense menace la Russie et la Chine

Par Patrick Martin, 10 novembre 2015

Le discours prononcé par Ashton Carter à la Reagan Library en Californie est une provocation délibérée à l’adresse des deuxième et troisième puissances nucléaires mondiales.

Les jaunes de l'UAW aux ordres des sociétés automobiles américaines

Par Jerry White, 10 novembre 2015

L'UAW cherche à faire accepter à toute allure un nouveau contrat aux travailleurs de Ford et conclut sa campagne pour imposer les diktats des firmes automobiles et de Wall Street.

Les États-Unis déploient des F-15 en Syrie pour contrer les chasseurs russes

Par Thomas Gaist, 10 novembre 2015

Les avions de chasse américains, spécifiquement conçus pour le combat aérien contre d'autres chasseurs sophistiqués, n'avaient pas été précédemment déployés dans les guerres des États-Unis en Irak, en Afghanistan ou en Syrie.

La France prépare une refonte drastique du Code du travail

Par Kumaran Ira, 10 novembre 2015

Le gouvernement espère qu’avec sa quasi suspension du Code du travail, il peut augmenter les profits en imposant des attaques de l’ampleur des réformes Hartz IV en Allemagne.

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Bundesregierung plant weltweite Kriegseinsätze

Von Johannes Stern, 10. November 2015

Unter dem Vorwand der Fluchtursachenbekämpfung werden neue Militäreinsätze der Bundeswehr in Afrika, im Nahen und Mittleren Osten und in Asien diskutiert und vorbereitet.

Flüchtlingspolitik: Die Rechten geben die Richtung vor

Von Peter Schwarz, 10. November 2015

Der Beschluss über eine weitere Beschneidung des Asylrechts war noch keine 24 Stunden alt, da unternahm Innenminister de Maizière bereits den nächsten Vorstoß für eine drastische Einschränkung der Rechte von Flüchtlingen.

Flüchtlinge in Heidelberg: „Wann dürfen wir endlich lernen und arbeiten?“

Von Anna Rombach, Philipp Sonde und Marianne Arens, 10. November 2015

Das baden-württembergische Flüchtlingslager im Patrick Henry Village soll voraussichtlich zu einem der neuen Schnellverfahrenszentren werden.

USA stationieren F15-Kampfflugzeuge in Syrien

Von Thomas Gaist, 10. November 2015

Die amerikanischen Kampfflugzeuge sind für Luftkämpfe gegen andere hochmoderne Kampfflugzeuge ausgelegt und wurden bisher in den amerikanischen Kriegen im Irak, Afghanistan und Syrien noch nicht eingesetzt.

Frankreich will bestehendes Arbeitsrecht drastisch ändern

Von Kumaran Ira, 10. November 2015

Die Regierung hofft, im Zuge einer Arbeitsgesetzreform nach dem Vorbild von Hartz IV die Unternehmerprofite zu steigern.

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Perspective

Washington’s big lie of “peace and stability” in Asia

10 November 2015

“Stability,” in Washington’s lexicon, is synonymous with American dominance, which it has always pursued through ruthless and violent means.

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75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Security and the Fourth International, the Gelfand Case and the deposition of Mark Zborowski
An open letter from David North to Susan Weissman

10 November 2015

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015

The 2016 US Elections

Bernie Sanders’ first campaign ad: From “political revolution” to “real change”

By Tom Hall, 10 November 2015

Consisting of clichés and recycled Obama campaign slogans, the ad reflects the efforts of the Sanders campaign to tone down its “left” rhetoric and make the Vermont senator a more marketable political commodity in wealthy circles.

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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Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP condemns arrest of Frontline Socialist Party leader

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 10 November 2015

Gunaratnam’s arrest is another warning that the Sri Lankan government is preparing far broader attacks on the democratic rights of the working class and poor.

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

By Christoph Dreier, 9 November 2015

Arts Review

Ted Dawe’s Into the River: A compelling portrait of life for a working-class teenager in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 10 November 2015

The novel has been attacked by fundamentalist Christians, the media and the state because of its realistic depiction of social inequality, racism and class oppression.

For opposing Haitians’ deportation, novelist Junot Díaz stripped of award by Dominican Republic government

By John Marion, 10 November 2015

Díaz has frequently opposed the Dominican Republic’s deportation of Haitian immigrants, but drew a backlash from the government by pushing for a US Congress resolution against it.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 9 November 2015

Beethoven’s Fidelio distorted beyond recognition at 2015 Salzburg Festival

Commentary

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

By David Walsh, 9 November 2015

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

By Evan Blake, 9 November 2015

Leading New York state politicians on trial for corruption

By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2015

Turkey after the elections

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

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

Ford workers denounce UAW efforts to push through sellout contract

By our reporters, 9 November 2015

“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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NHS Fightback

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

By Ajanta Silva, 9 November 2015

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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