US escalates air and ground operations in Iraq and Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 11 November 2015

The US war in Iraq and Syria requires ground troops to “occupy” and “govern territory,” US Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Tuesday.

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

Washington prepares for World War III

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Paramilitary police in Miami force passengers to leave plane at gunpoint

By Andre Damon, 11 November 2015

In a pattern becoming increasingly familiar throughout the United States, a minor security incident was used to launch a military/police lockdown at Miami International Airport Monday.

Military maneuvers force LA Airport to reroute flights

By Alan Gilman, 11 November 2015

Netanyahu visits White House seeking massive arms aid

By Patrick Martin, 11 November 2015

The main topic of discussion was a bid to increase the US military subsidy to Israel from $3 billion a year to $5 billion.

Netanyahu’s apology for Hitler

“The UAW is a shill for the company”
UAW-Ford deal creates new tier of low-paid workers

By Jerry White, 11 November 2015

While falsely claiming to have created a “path” to traditional wages for second-tier workers, the UAW-Ford contract creates a third tier of workers at three plants.

UAW Ford Council approves sellout deal

UAW scabs do bidding of US auto companies

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European Union steps up financial pressure on Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 11 November 2015

New bankruptcy regulations are aimed at enabling banks to seize apartments and houses.

Strikes and protests begin in Greece against Syriza austerity programme

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UK Prime Minister Cameron outlines his demands for EU “reform”

By Robert Stevens, 11 November 2015

By seeking changes to the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to neutralise the threat from the anti-EU right within Conservative ranks.

Right wing dictates German refugee policy

By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2015

After days of public haggling, the German government agreed last Thursday on measures that effectively abolish the right to asylum for many refugees.

Syriza government in Greece backs EU attack on refugees

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

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Spanish government, state attorney move to halt Catalan independence drive

By James Lerner, 11 November 2015

Madrid is threatening Catalan regional officials with sedition and rebellion charges, which carry long prison terms, if they act upon their resolution calling for secession.

Catalan parliament votes to begin secession from Spain

Portugal’s right-wing government falls after no confidence vote

By Paul Mitchell, 11 November 2015

Having brought down the conservatives, the Socialist Party and its allies aim to continue the EU’s agenda of austerity.

Chinese and Taiwanese presidents meet for the first time

By Ben McGrath, 11 November 2015

The meeting took place amid rising tensions produced by Washington’s aggressive “pivot to Asia” against Beijing.

Six dead, at least 21 missing in Brazilian mine disaster

By Owen Alexander and Oscar Grenfell, 11 November 2015

Government authorities issued warnings of a possible dam failure in 2013, before renewing the mine’s license.

Keystone XL pipeline rejection exemplifies Canadian elite’s deepening crisis

By Roger Jordan, 11 November 2015

Obama’s rejection of Keystone is a major blow to the Canadian bourgeoisie’s plans to lead an “energy superpower.”

Michigan political crisis over lead poisoning in Flint

By James Brewer, 11 November 2015

State and local officials ignored health warnings in regard to the water supply.

Michigan governor belatedly orders change in Flint’s water supply

New in French

Le parlement catalan vote le début d’une sécession d’avec l'Espagne

Par Alejandro López, 11 novembre 2015

Bien que la plupart des Catalans aient voté pour des partis anti-sécession aux élections régionales de septembre, le parlement régional catalan a voté pour la sécession et plonge l'Espagne dans une crise profonde.

Le syndicat canadien Unifor salue la capitulation de son homologue américain face à Fiat Chrysler

Par Carl Bronski, 11 novembre 2015

Les représentants syndicaux affirment que le contrat signé chez Fiat Chrysler et l'entente de principe chez GM justifient les reculs qui ont été imposés aux travailleurs canadiens de l'auto.

New in German

Amerikanische Autogewerkschaft fungiert als Streikbrecher

Von Jerry White, 11. November 2015

Die UAW versucht das Diktat der Autokonzerne durchzusetzen und den Ford-Arbeitern einen neuen Tarifvertrag aufzuzwingen.

Pentagon rüstet in Europa gegen Russland auf

Von Patrick Martin, 11. November 2015

Ranghohe US-Generäle unterstützen einen Plan, die Rotation amerikanischer Bodentruppen nach Europa zu beschleunigen. Damit würden sich die in Europa verfügbaren amerikanischen Truppen um fünfzig Prozent erhöhen.

EU erhöht finanziellen Druck auf Griechenland

Von Christoph Dreier, 11. November 2015

Durch die Neuregelung des Insolvenzrechts soll den Banken die Zwangsvollstreckung von Wohnungen und Häusern ermöglicht werden, die als Erstwohnsitz genutzt werden.

Lafontaine hetzt gegen Flüchtlinge

Von Johannes Stern, 11. November 2015

Wenige Tage nachdem die Große Koalition beschlossen hat, das Asylrecht weiter zu beschneiden, werden in der Linkspartei Stimmen laut, die noch viel weitgehendere Maßnahmen fordern.

Britischer Militärchef verurteilt Corbyns Haltung zum Einsatz von Atomwaffen

Von Chris Marsden, 11. November 2015

Die Reaktionen auf die Drohungen des Generals haben wieder einmal gezeigt, dass in herrschenden Kreisen kein nennenswerter Rückhalt für die Verteidigung demokratischer Rechte besteht.

Patt nach Parlamentswahl in Kroatien

Von Markus Salzmann, 11. November 2015

Die nationalistische HDZ ist in Kroatien wieder stärkste Partei. Die neue wirtschaftsliberale Partei Most wurde auf Anhieb zum „Königsmacher“.

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Perspective

The UK military, Jeremy Corbyn and the threat of dictatorship

11 November 2015

The public attacks on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by members of the military must be taken as a warning of the preparations for state repression against the working class.

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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

Commentary

Forty years since the Canberra Coup

By James Cogan, 11 November 2015

The concern in ruling circles in Australia and the US was that the Whitlam Labor government had failed to stem the powerful movement of the working class that had brought it to power in 1972.

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

By Peter Symonds, 10 November 2015

Pentagon push for build-up in Europe against Russia

By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2015

OECD cuts estimate for global growth

By Nick Beams, 10 November 2015

University of Missouri president resigns amid protests over racist incidents

By Kate Randall, 10 November 2015

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

By John Roberts, 10 November 2015

India: Modi’s BJP trounced in Bihar elections

By Deepal Jayasekera, 10 November 2015

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

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

Workers Struggles

Steelworkers’ union may cut strike pay for 2,200 locked-out workers

By Evan Winters, 11 November 2015

Locked-out workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. report that the USW is considering a plan to cut their grossly inadequate strike pay.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

11 November 2015

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

The 2016 US Elections

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

By Tom Hall, 10 November 2015

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

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

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

By John Marion, 10 November 2015

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

By Joanne Laurier, 9 November 2015

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

Autoworkers Struggles

“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

Ford workers denounce UAW efforts to push through sellout contract

By our reporters, 9 November 2015

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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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