France declares state of emergency after ISIS terrorist attacks kill over 100 in Paris

By Alex Lantier, 14 November 2015

More than 14 years of the “War on Terror” have created a climate of escalating violence of which the atrocity in Paris is a tragic example.

US-backed offensives seize towns in northern Iraq

By Thomas Gaist, 14 November 2015

Under the fraudulent cover of a “war against ISIS,” Washington is spearheading yet another military escalation of the new imperialist scramble to redivide the Middle East.

ISIS claims deadliest bombing in Lebanon since end of civil war

By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2015

US escalates air and ground operations in Iraq and Syria

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US flies nuclear-capable bombers close to Chinese islets

By Peter Symonds, 14 November 2015

Washington’s latest military provocation in the South China Sea takes place on the eve of international summits in Manila and Kuala Lumpur.

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

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UAW delays ratification of GM contract as it attempts to ram through deal at Ford

By Joseph Kishore, 14 November 2015

The rejection of the deal by skilled trades workers at General Motors was a reflection of widespread opposition to the contracts, which the UAW is seeking to override.

Autoworker speaks out: Life for young workers in America’s rustbelt

By Eric London, 14 November 2015

The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke to an autoworker about working and growing up in Kokomo, Indiana.

Opposition grows as votes begin on UAW-Ford sellout

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EU Summit in Malta strikes dirty deal to keep refugees out of Europe

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 14 November 2015

African dictatorships are to be paid by EU member countries to act as Europe’s border guards and accelerate measures to take back deported migrants.

German Left Party leader rails against refugees

By Johannes Stern, 14 November 2015

Oskar Lafontaine’s right-wing slogans arise directly from the nationalist, pro-capitalist and imperialist orientation of the Left Party.

Germany moves to seal external borders against refugees

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Australian government considers removing refugees to Kyrgyzstan

By Max Newman, 14 November 2015

Kyrgyzstan, one of a number of former Soviet Union countries being considered for transferring refugees, ranks among the 50 poorest countries in the world.

US Supreme Court threatens to limit class actions and access to jury trials

By John Andrews, 14 November 2015

The Supreme Court is considering a case that could overturn almost seven decades of law by throwing out a verdict against a large corporation found to have denied workers required wages.

Chicago Teachers Union holds mock strike vote as it prepares to back massive cuts

By Kristina Betinis, 14 November 2015

The teachers union has held so-called practice strike votes while working closely with the school board and the city to impose historic attacks on working conditions and benefits.

Low-income housing complex in Jacksonville, Florida under investigation

By Matthew Taylor, 14 November 2015

Global Ministries Foundation has come under federal investigation for the deplorable living conditions at its Eureka Gardens housing complex.

Drug maker Novartis pays $390 million to settle kickback claims

By Brad Dixon, 14 November 2015

The Novartis settlement is but another example of the rampant criminality and parasitism found throughout the pharmaceutical industry.

Portugal: Left Bloc tries to justify its support for Socialist Party government

By Paul Mitchell, 14 November 2015

The Left Bloc has effectively ditched its own programme in return for an alliance with the pro-austerity Socialist Party and subordination to the dictates of the EU.

UK government admits spying on British population for decades

By Mark Blackwood, 14 November 2015

Amidst revelations of bulk spying on the population, the Cameron government is allocating yet more resources to the vast state surveillance system already in place.

New in Russian

Германская элита празднует годовщину Бундесвера, демонстрируя дух милитаризма

Иоганнес Штерн, 14 ноября 2015 г.

В ходе церемонии, напоминающей эпоху нацизма, солдаты в парадной униформе несут горящие факелы, отмечая 60-ю годовщину создания Бундесвера.

New in Spanish

¿Qué hacer contra la política de austeridad griega?

Por Alex Lantier, 14 noviembre 2015

La marea alta de repudio obrero a las medidas de ajuste de Syriza exige una amplia reorientación estratégica y política del proletariado.

Seguridad y la Cuarta Internacional, el Caso Gelfand y la deposición de Mark Zborowski

Por David North, 14 noviembre 2015

Carta Abierta de David North a Susan Weissman.

Las elecciones en Turquía

Por Peter Schwarz, 14 noviembre 2015

El gobierno de Erdoğan y del AKP es un régimen en crisis. Las guerras de Estados Unidos y de sus aliados imperialistas, han quebrado todas las estructuras política y sociales de la región.

Las manos sangrientas de Obama: el ataque contra el hospital de Kunduz fue para “matar y destrozar”

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 noviembre 2015

El criminal ataque contra el hospital de Medicos Sin Fronteras en Kunduz devela una deliberada y criminal política. No fue ningún error ni nada inusual.

New in German

Der Weg vorwärts im Kampf gegen die Sparmaßnahmen in Griechenland

Von Alex Lantier, 14. November 2015

Der Aufschwung sozialer Kämpfe gegen Syriza bringt die Frage einer umfassenden politischen und strategischen Neuorientierung der Arbeiterklasse mit großer Dringlichkeit auf.

EU-Afrika-Gipfel vereinbart schmutzigen Deal zur Flüchtlingsabwehr

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 14. November 2015

Despotische afrikanische Regierungen werden von der EU als Grenzpolizisten und Gefängniswärter bezahlt, damit sie Flüchtlinge festsetzen.

Massenlager für Flüchtlinge mitten in Berlin

Von Verena Nees, 14. November 2015

Im stillgelegten Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof wird zurzeit ein Massenlager für bis zu 6000 Flüchtlinge errichtet.

Ufo-Streik ohne Ergebnis beendet

Von Marianne Arens, 14. November 2015

Die Ufo-Führung nutzte die große Streikkundgebung in Frankfurt als Plattform, um dem Vorstand ihre Bereitschaft zur Mitwirkung am Konzern-Umbau zu beteuern.

Spanisches Verfassungsgericht hebt Resolution über Abspaltung Kataloniens auf

Von James Lerner, 14. November 2015

Während das katalanische Parlament weiterhin keine Regierung wählen kann, macht Madrid deutlich, dass jeder Versuch einer Sezession rechtliche Folgen nach sich ziehen wird.

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Perspective

Class justice in America: Eight-year-old charged with murder

14 November 2015

Every social problem in the United States is treated as a police question, an occasion to increase the powers of the state and its bodies of armed men.

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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.

The way forward in the struggle against austerity in Greece

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

Obama lectures the G20

By Barry Grey, 14 November 2015

That the US, whose economy is growing at an anemic rate of about 2 percent, is deemed the world’s “bright spot” says a great deal about the failure of the G20 to engineer a genuine recovery from the 2008 financial crash.

German elite celebrates Bundeswehr anniversary with display of militarism

By Johannes Stern, 13 November 2015

Israeli raid on Hebron hospital sparks new protests

By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2015

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

By Dan Conway and Marc Wells, 13 November 2015

US Supreme Court expands immunity for killer cops

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Canada’s union top brass fetes Prime Minister Trudeau

By Roger Jordan, 13 November 2015

Obama backs $607 billion Pentagon bill that bars Guantanamo closing

Burma’s “democracy icon” seeks talks with military

Workers Struggles

India: Kerala plantation workers denounce unions’ wage sellout

By WSWS reporting team, 14 November 2015

Anger is mounting among Kerala plantation workers over the unions’ back-room deal with employers to cut living standards.

Quebec unions silent about plans to illegalize workers’ job action

By Laurent Lafrance, 14 November 2015

Hundreds of thousands of Quebec public sector workers mounted one-day strikes this week to protest against the Liberal government’s attack on public services and working conditions.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

14 November 2015

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

Arts Review

The Wrecking Crew: The “secret star-making machine” of 1960s pop music

By Joanne Laurier, 14 November 2015

Denny Tedesco’s lively documentary is a heartfelt tribute to a group of studio musicians in Los Angeles, nicknamed the Wrecking Crew, who were behind some of the biggest hits of the 1960s.

New Orleans songwriter, musician Allen Toussaint dead at 77

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

Sri Lankan SEP condemns arrest of Frontline Socialist Party leader

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

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

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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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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