Germany moves to seal external borders against refugees

By Christoph Dreier, 13 November 2015

The announcement that Germany will deport refugees to the first EU country they entered will have catastrophic humanitarian consequences and further intensify tensions within Europe.

Right wing dictates German refugee policy

Dangerous developments in Germany

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German elite celebrates Bundeswehr anniversary with display of militarism

By Johannes Stern, 13 November 2015

In a ceremony reminiscent of the Nazi era, soldiers in parade uniforms carrying lit torches marked the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Bundeswehr (German army).

German government plans global military offensive

Eight-year-old Alabama boy charged with murder

By David Brown, 13 November 2015

Increasingly, children in the United States are being charged and incarcerated for serious crimes they have no competency to commit.

California Department of Corrections considers single drug execution

By Adam Mclean, 13 November 2015

Opposition grows as votes begin on UAW-Ford sellout

By Shannon Jones, 13 November 2015

Sterling Axle workers in suburban Detroit picketed a UAW information meeting to call for a “no” vote on the tentative agreement

Anger grows as Ford workers begin voting on UAW sellout

“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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Los Angeles Police Department shootings doubled in a single year, report shows

By Dan Conway and Marc Wells, 13 November 2015

LAPD officers are killing nearly two people each month, despite a slowing rate of homicides in the city overall.

US Supreme Court expands immunity for killer cops

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Teamsters union pulls stunt strikes at southern California ports

By Marc Wells, 13 November 2015

The Teamsters have organized eight bogus strikes of truck drivers in two years at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in pursuit of increasing union membership.

Israeli raid on Hebron hospital sparks new protests

By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2015

With at least 83 Palestinians killed since the eruption of unrest last month, the hospital raid signals an escalation of Israel’s lawless repression.

Spain’s Constitutional Court suspends Catalan secession resolution

By James Lerner, 13 November 2015

As the regional Catalan parliament continues to fail to assemble a government, Madrid is signaling that any attempt to actually initiate secession would face legal action.

UK parliament passes ‘English Votes for English Laws’

By Trevor Johnson, 13 November 2015

The tendency toward devolution emerges from the cultivation of nationalism by all the bourgeois parties throughout the UK.

Ukrainian government planning to move forward with mass privatizations

By Jason Melanovski, 13 November 2015

Over the past year officials have participated in regular meetings, in both Berlin and Washington, to discuss proposals for the privatization of state-owned industry.

Canada’s union top brass fetes Prime Minister Trudeau

By Roger Jordan, 13 November 2015

The Liberals intend to give the union bureaucrats “a seat at the table,” enlisting them as junior partners in imposing big business’s agenda.

Australian Labor Party backs revamped bill to revoke citizenships

By Mike Head, 13 November 2015

With Labor’s assistance, the Turnbull government’s bill establishes a wider precedent for overturning the fundamental democratic right to citizenship.

Australian government deporting life-long residents over minor offences

Australia: Growing opposition to union-company deal at Port Kembla steelworks

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 November 2015

The unions are seeking to intimidate workers into accepting 500 job cuts, a wage-freeze and an overhaul of working conditions.

New in French

Obama soutient un projet de loi de finances qui donne 607 milliards de dollars au Pentagone et interdit la fermeture de Guantanamo

Par Bill Van Auken, 13 novembre 2015

Près de sept ans après que le président américain a promis de fermer ce camp de détention tristement célèbre, il signe à nouveau un projet de loi qui impose qu’il reste ouvert.

La France inaugure le site Balard du ministère de la Défense à 4,2 milliards d'euros

Par Kumaran Ira, 13 novembre 2015

Le complexe de la Défense l'Hexagone-Balard fait partie d'une augmentation des dépenses militaires de plusieurs milliards d'euros.

New in German

Die britische Armee, Jeremy Corbyn und die Gefahr einer Diktatur

Von Chris Marsden, 13. November 2015

Die öffentliche Zurechtweisung Jeremy Corbyns, des Führers der Labour Party, durch den obersten Chef der britischen Streitkräfte ist ein Meilenstein im Verfall der britischen Demokratie.

Rechte Clique bestimmt deutsche Flüchtlingspolitik

Von Christoph Dreier, 13. November 2015

Die Entscheidung von Innenminister de Maizière, das Dublin-Verfahren wieder anzuwenden, hat katastrophale humanitäre Konsequenzen und verschärft die Kriegsgefahr in Europa.

Bundesregierung bereitet neuen Kampfeinsatz in Afghanistan vor

Von Johannes Stern, 13. November 2015

Die Bundesregierung will mehr Soldaten nach Afghanistan schicken. Sie sollen die von ihnen ausgebildeten afghanischen Streitkräfte in die Einsatzorte „begleiten“ und im Kampf „beraten“.

US-Medien nutzen Doping-Bericht für Kampagne gegen Russland

Von Thomas Gaist, 13. November 2015

Der internationale Skandal um das Dokument der WADA dient dazu, den finanziellen, kulturellen und institutionellen Druck auf Moskau zu erhöhen.

Podemos nimmt ehemaligen Oberbefehlshaber der Streitkräfte in Wahlliste auf

Von Alejandro López, 13. November 2015

Die Entscheidung von Podemos, sich der Nato und dem spanischen Militär als Plattform anzubieten und ihnen damit eine öffentliche Rolle in der Politik zu ermöglichen, muss als Warnung vor dem reaktionären Charakter der Partei verstanden werden

Von der Asylbewerberin zur Rechtsanwältin
„Durch die Wand“ von Nizaqete Bislimi

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 13. November 2015

Im Buch „Durch die Wand“ schildert die gebürtige Roma Nizaqete Bislimi, wie sie nach der Flucht aus dem Kosovo die Hürden des unmenschlichen deutschen Ausländerrechts überwand.

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Perspective

The way forward in the struggle against austerity in Greece

13 November 2015

The growing opposition to Syriza’s austerity policies raises the urgent need for a comprehensive strategic and political reorientation of the working class.

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ICFI Statement

The Political Lessons of Syriza’s Betrayal in Greece
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

13 November 2015

The warnings of the ICFI and WSWS that Syriza was a pro-capitalist party, hostile to the working class, have been completely vindicated.

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

Obituary

The cult of Helmut Schmidt

By Peter Schwarz, 13 November 2015

News of the death of Helmut Schmidt on November 10 had hardly emerged before the German media went into overdrive eulogizing the former chancellor, who would have turned 97 on December 23.

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose the TPP and the drive to war against China!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 13 November 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the economic spearhead of Washington’s aggressive “pivot to Asia,” aimed at undermining China’s influence and preparing for war.

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

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

13 November 2015

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

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

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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Commentary

Obama backs $607 billion Pentagon bill that bars Guantanamo closing

By Bill Van Auken, 12 November 2015

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

Burma’s “democracy icon” seeks talks with military

By Peter Symonds, 12 November 2015

The UK military, Jeremy Corbyn and the threat of dictatorship

Forty years since the Canberra Coup

US escalates air and ground operations in Iraq and Syria

Paramilitary police in Miami force passengers to leave plane at gunpoint

The 2016 US Elections

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

By Patrick Martin, 12 November 2015

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

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

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

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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