Obama backs $607 billion Pentagon bill that bars Guantanamo closing

By Bill Van Auken, 12 November 2015

Nearly seven years after the US president promised to shut down the infamous prison camp, he is again signing into law a bill that mandates it remain open.

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

Washington prepares for World War III

Anger grows as Ford workers begin voting on UAW sellout

By Shannon Jones, 12 November 2015

The UAW is attempting to rush through a contract ratification vote without giving workers time to analyze the agreement and mobilize opposition.

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

UAW scabs do bidding of US auto companies

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Burma’s “democracy icon” seeks talks with military

By Peter Symonds, 12 November 2015

Suu Kyi will collaborate closely with the army to implement their joint agenda—further pro-market restructuring and a closer alignment with Washington and its allies.

Refugees stranded at processing camp outside Heidelberg, Germany
“When will we finally be allowed to learn and to work?”

By Anna Rombach, Philipp Sonde and Marianne Arens, 12 November 2015

The refugee camp at Patrick Henry Village is expected to become one of the new rapid processing centres.

Australian government deporting life-long residents over minor offences

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 November 2015

Right wing dictates German refugee policy

Syriza government in Greece backs EU attack on refugees

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German government plans global military offensive

By Johannes Stern, 12 November 2015

The German military and political establishment are discussing plans for interventions in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries.

US media seize on doping report to deepen offensive against Russia

By Thomas Gaist, 12 November 2015

The sudden eruption of an international scandal makes clear that the WADA document is to serve as a vehicle for further financial, cultural and institutional pressure against Moscow.

France inaugurates €4.2 billion defence ministry complex

By Kumaran Ira, 12 November 2015

The Hexagone-Balard defence complex is part of multibillion-euro surge in military spending.

UK students protest education cuts

By Ben Trent, 12 November 2015

Since the introduction of tuition fees under Tony Blair, the cost of education in the UK has soared.

Strike shuts down London Docklands Light Railway

By Ross Mitchell, 12 November 2015

The current owner has a history of slashing costs by sub-tendering jobs to its own contractors.

Political stalemate following Croatian parliamentary election

By Markus Salzmann, 12 November 2015

Four years ago the very existence of the right-wing Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) was in doubt. Now the HDZ is back as the winner of the parliamentary election due to the policies of the Social Democrats.

Kraft Heinz and Alcoa among companies cutting hundreds of jobs in upstate New York

By Steve Filips, 12 November 2015

Kraft has four plants with 1,279 workers scattered throughout upstate New York of which three were slated to be closed.

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L'armée britannique, Jeremy Corbyn et la menace de dictature

Par Chris Marsden, 12 novembre 2015

Les attaques publiques contre le leader du Parti travailliste Jeremy Corbyn de la part de chefs de l’armée doivent être comprises comme un avertissement qu’on prépare une répression d'Etat contre la classe ouvrière.

Le grand mensonge de Washington de la « paix » et de la « stabilité » en Asie

Par Peter Symonds, 12 novembre 2015

Dans le lexique de Washington, « stabilité » est synonyme de domination américaine. Celle-ci a toujours été poursuivie par des moyens impitoyables et violents.

Portugal : une motion de censure fait tomber le gouvernement de droite

Par Paul Mitchell, 12 novembre 2015

Après avoir fait chuter les conservateurs, le Parti socialiste et ses alliés ont l’intention de poursuivre le programme d’austérité de l’UE

Secteur public québécois: dernier ultimatum du gouvernement avant la loi spéciale

Par Laurent Lafrance, 12 novembre 2015

La «nouvelle» offre faite aux employés du secteur public maintient l'assaut gouvernemental sur les salaires, les pensions et les services publics.

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Washingtons große Lüge über „Frieden und Stabilität“ in Asien

Von Peter Symonds, 12. November 2015

In Washingtons Sprachgebrauch ist „Stabilität“ gleichbedeutend mit „Dominanz der USA“. Sie wurde immer rücksichtslos und mit Gewalt hergestellt.

Der Kult um Helmut Schmidt

Von Peter Schwarz, 12. November 2015

Die Begeisterung über den ehemaligen Bundeskanzler entspringt eher der Verzweiflung über das gegenwärtige Regierungspersonal als seinen tatsächlichen Leistungen.

60 Jahre Bundeswehr

Von Johannes Stern, 12. November 2015

Hinter weiträumigen Absperrgittern und unter scharfen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen begingen der Bundestag und das Verteidigungsministerium gestern mit einem sogenannten „Großen Zapfenstreich“ das 60-jährige Bestehen der Bundeswehr.

Lufthansa-Flugbegleiter setzen Streik bis Freitag fort

Von Dietmar Henning und Christoph Dreier, 12. November 2015

Das Lufthansa-Management will keinen Millimeter nachgeben. Die Gewerkschaft hat dem nichts entgegenzusetzen.

USA verschärfen Luft- und Bodenkrieg im Irak und Syrien

Von Thomas Gaist, 12. November 2015

Die Staatssekretärin der US Air Force erklärte am Dienstag, die USA müssten in ihrem Krieg im Irak und in Syrien Bodentruppen einsetzen, um „Territorien zu besetzen“ und „zu verwalten“.

Portugals rechte Regierung durch Misstrauensvotum gestürzt

Von Paul Mitchell, 12. November 2015

Nach dem Sturz der Konservativen wollen die Sozialistische Partei und ihre „linken“ Verbündeten die Austeritätsagenda der EU fortführen.

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Perspective

US Supreme Court expands immunity for killer cops

12 November 2015

The Supreme Court’s decision reflects the fact that, in the face of rising popular anger over police killings, all of the branches of government are closing ranks behind the police.

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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

Autoworkers Struggles

Vote “no” on UAW-Ford sellout contract!

12 November 2015

The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter urges Ford workers to distribute this statement to fellow workers at the plants and upcoming contract votes.

“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

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The 2016 US Elections

At Republican presidential debate
“Wages are too high,” declares billionaire Trump

By Patrick Martin, 12 November 2015

Tuesday night’s Republican debate was a blunt expression of the class policy of the US financial elite: cut wages to boost corporate profits.

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

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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Arts Review

New Orleans songwriter, musician Allen Toussaint dead at 77

By Hiram Lee, 12 November 2015

On tour at the time of his death, Toussaint suffered a heart attack following a performance at the Teatro Lara in Madrid, Spain.

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

Commentary

The UK military, Jeremy Corbyn and the threat of dictatorship

By Chris Marsden, 11 November 2015

Forty years since the Canberra Coup

By James Cogan, 11 November 2015

US escalates air and ground operations in Iraq and Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 11 November 2015

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Paramilitary police in Miami force passengers to leave plane at gunpoint

By Andre Damon, 11 November 2015

Netanyahu visits White House seeking massive arms aid

European Union steps up financial pressure on Greece

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

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

Chinese and Taiwanese presidents meet for the first time

Keystone XL pipeline rejection exemplifies Canadian elite’s deepening crisis

University of Missouri president resigns amid protests over racist incidents

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

Workers Struggles

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

By Evan Winters, 11 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

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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