French National Assembly overwhelmingly backs extension of police-state measures

By Andre Damon, 20 November 2015

The lower house of the French Parliament voted 551-6 to extend the state of emergency that lets police carry out warrant-less searches and break up meetings and demonstrations.

The state of emergency and the collapse of French democracy

Paris suburb of Saint Denis under military lockdown as gun battle plays out

The Paris terror attacks

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With contract facing defeat UAW bullies Michigan Ford workers to ratify deal

By Shannon Jones, 20 November 2015

Ford workers in Dearborn, Michigan are casting the deciding votes on the national contract as the UAW pursues a heavy-handed last minute ratification push.

Autoworkers denounce UAW attack on WSWS Autoworker Newsletter reporters

By our reporters, 20 November 2015

The forcible removal of WSWS Autoworker Newsletter reporters from a press conference exposes the UAW’s fear of and hostility to the workers that it claims to represent.

With Ford pact in jeopardy, UAW intensifies economic blackmail

Video shows UAW officials grabbing cell phone, forcibly ejecting WSWS reporters from press conference

Injunction issued against Kohler strikers in Wisconsin

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Sanders outlines pro-capitalist, pro-war positions in speech on “democratic socialism”

By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2015

In a speech Thursday, Bernie Sanders presented a version of “socialism” that is based on support for war and “private companies that thrive and invest and grow in America.”

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

Hillary Clinton calls for escalation of US war in Syria, Iraq

By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2015

The leading Democratic candidate advocated a no-fly zone in Syria, along with more special forces troops and intensified bombing.

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US releases Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in prison

By Jean Shaoul, 20 November 2015

The Pollard affair has long been a bone of contention between the Israeli and US intelligence agencies.

Jury deliberations continuing in trial of former Massey Energy CEO

By Clement Daly, 20 November 2015

Federal prosecutors rested their case against Don Blankenship on Monday and defense attorneys declined to call any witnesses.

Study finds 100,000 to 240,000 Texas women have attempted self-induced abortions

By George Gallanis, 20 November 2015

The study comes in the wake of 2013 legislation that saw the number of abortion clinics in Texas fall from 41 to 18.

Research on antidepressant drugs distorted by pharmaceutical industry

By Brad Dixon, 20 November 2015

Authors with links to industry were 22 times less likely to report negative statements about antidepressant drugs than authors with no industry affiliation.

Trudeau promises Obama an enhanced Canada-US partnership

By Roger Jordan, 20 November 2015

In his first formal meeting with Obama, Canada’s Prime Minister pledged closer economic and security collaboration with the US, including in the war in Iraq and Syria.

Jeremy Corbyn supports autonomy for Scottish Labour Party

By Steve James, 20 November 2015

Corbyn used the Scottish Labour conference last month as a platform to promote a variant of left-sounding Scottish nationalism.

UK: Junior doctors vote to strike

By Barry Mason, 20 November 2015

Senior doctors, who will be expected to bear the brunt of the strike action, have publicly expressed their support for their junior colleagues.

German defense minister announces combat mission in Mali

By Johannes Stern, 20 November 2015

The German army is preparing a massive expansion of its operations in the West African country, beginning with a dangerous combat mission in the north.

German flight attendants’ strike ends without result

By Marianne Arens, 20 November 2015

The leadership of the flight attendants’ union UFO used a large strike demonstration in Frankfurt to reassure Lufthansa management that it will support corporate restructuring.

India: Workers in Kerala denounce communalism and the danger of war

By a WSWS reporting team, 20 November 2015

Plantation workers spoke about the Modi government’s efforts to divide workers along religious lines.

Australian unemployment figures provoke disbelief and criticism

By Terry Cook, 20 November 2015

Despite mounting job losses, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for October recorded an unexplained fall in the unemployment rate.

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Pseudo-izquierda peruana selecciona a ex miembro del partido gobernante como candidato presidencial

Por Armando Cruz, 20 noviembre 2015

Lo más saliente de la “primaria de izquierda” de Perú es que el conteó se encargó a la National Endowment for Democracy estadounidense.

New in Turkish

Paris terör saldırılarının ardından: Askeri tırmanma ve içeride baskı tamtamları

Bill Van Auken, 20 Kasım 2015

IŞİD tarafından üstlenilen saldırıların şokunu kendi çıkarına kullanan politikacılar, uzmanlar ve medya, dışarıda askeri saldırganlığın ve içeride ise polis devleti baskısının tırmanması için propaganda saldırısının tamtam seslerini yükseltiyorlar.

UAW grev kırıcıları ABD otomotiv şirketlerinin isteklerini yerine getiriyor

Jerry White, 20 Kasım 2015

Birleşik Otomotiv İşçileri sendikası (UAW), Ford işçilerine yeni bir toplu sözleşmeyi hızla kabul ettirme ve otomotiv yöneticileri ile Wall Street tarafından dikte edilen sözleşmeleri dayatma peşinde koşuyor.

UAW-Ford satış sözleşmesine “hayır” oyu verin!

WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, 20 Kasım 2015

Otomotiv işçileri, sadece Ford’a ve Üç Büyük otomotiv şirketine [Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors] değil ama çoğunluk zararına küçük bir azınlığı zenginleştiren bütün bir ekonomik ve siyasi sisteme karşı mücadele içindeler.

TPP’ye ve Çin’e karşı savaş yönelimine karşı çıkın!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Grubu (Yeni Zelanda), 20 Kasım 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Grubu (SEG), ABD’nin önderlik ettiği yıllarca süren gizli görüşmelerin ardından geçtiğimiz ay kabul edilen Pasifik Ötesi Ortaklığı’na (TPP) kesin bir şekilde karşı çıkmaktadır.

New in German

Der Ausnahmezustand und der Zusammenbruch der Demokratie in Frankreich

Von Alex Lantier, 20. November 2015

Hollandes Verfassungsänderung liefert die juristische Grundlage für eine Präsidialdiktatur.

USA und Türkei planen neue Militäroperationen entlang der syrischen Grenze

Von Thomas Gaist, 20. November 2015

Die USA beginnen neue Militäroperationen entlang der türkisch-syrischen Grenze, während sich die Anzeichen für eine Annäherung zwischen den USA, Frankreich und Russland in der Syrienfrage mehren.

USA: Liberale Propagandisten fordern umfassenden Krieg in Syrien und dem Irak

Von Niles Williamson, 20. November 2015

Zu den Hauptkriegstreibern zählen Roger Cohen von der New York Times und Richard Cohen von der Washington Post, zwei Journalisten, die in den USA als Vertreter liberaler demokratischer Auffassungen gelten.

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Perspective

The vote at Ford and the way forward for autoworkers

20 November 2015

Whether or not the UAW succeeds in securing or manufacturing a “yes” vote, the developments at Ford have once again exposed the unbridgeable gulf between the UAW and the workers it claims to represent.

Earlier Perspectives »

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

Arts Review

Red Pill’s Look What This World Did To Us: The “everyman mentality,” its strengths and weaknesses

By Nick Barrickman, 20 November 2015

Look What This World Did To Us (April 2015, Mello Music Group) is the third full-length studio album from Detroit-area rapper/producer Red Pill (born Chris Orrick, 1987).

The Holocaust as Via Dolorosa: The mysticism of Piotr Chrzan’s Klezmer

By Dorota Niemitz, 19 November 2015

Mose Allison—American Legend: Mose’s live music finally leaves the room

Workers Struggles

US: Lockout of 2,200 steelworkers enters fourth month

By Evan Winters, 20 November 2015

As the lockout of 2,200 Allegheny Technologies workers enters its fourth month, picketing workers denounced the USW for isolating and betraying their struggle.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

20 November 2015

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

Australian unions force through steel job cuts and wage freeze

By Oscar Grenfell, 19 November 2015

New in Arabic

اعتذار نتنياهو لهتلر!

22 أكتوبر 2015

أنحى رئيس الوزراء الإسرائيلي بنيامين نيتانياهو باللائمة على القيادة الوطنية الفلسطينية عن محرقة اليهود في أوروبا(الحل النهائي) "الهولوكوست" يوم الثلاثاء.

Commentary

US politicians seize on Paris attacks to promote xenophobia

By Andre Damon, 19 November 2015

NPR fawns over neo-fascist Marine Le Pen

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US and Turkey planning new military operations along Syrian border

By Thomas Gaist, 19 November 2015

After Paris attacks, NATO powers press for military escalation in Syria

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Labour MPs side with Tory government against Corbyn on war and repression

By Robert Stevens, 19 November 2015

Canada: Pseudo-left groups denounce Mulcair, the better to promote unions and NDP

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 19 November 2015

Japan enters “technical recession”

Peruvian pseudo-lefts select former ruling party member as presidential candidate

Autoworkers Struggles

Vote “no” on UAW-Ford sellout contract!

12 November 2015

“It’s pretty obvious that the UAW is a pro-company organization”
Chicago Ford workers reject UAW-corporate agreement

UAW contracts sanction moves to eliminate small car production in US

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

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Featured Article

Thousands of refugees crammed into airport hangars in Berlin, Germany

By Verena Nees, 16 November 2015

The 2016 US Elections

Bernie Sanders lines up with Middle East war drive

By Patrick Martin, 16 November 2015

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

After the Democratic presidential debate
Pseudo-left groups step up promotion of Sanders and the Democrats

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

By Patrick Martin, 12 November 2015

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Book Review

From Roma refugee to attorney in Germany: Nizaqete Bislimi’s Durch die Wand (“Through the Wall”)

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 18 November 2015

Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meetings in Australia:
Why and How the GPU Murdered Leon Trotsky

18 November 2015

The meetings are part of the commemoration by the ICFI of the 75th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination.

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25 years ago: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher falls in Tory ballot

Britain’s Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation on November 22, 1990, after more than 11 years in office.

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50 years ago: Macleod warns of British “stagflation”

On November 17, 1965, Tory politician and economic spokesman Iain Norman Macleod coined the term “stagflation” to describe the seemingly contradictory phenomena of stagnation and inflation in the British economy.

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75 years ago: UAW strikes defense industry

This week in 1940, 5,200 aircraft workers were idled when the United Auto Workers (UAW) struck Vultee Aircraft near Los Angeles, seeking a 25 cent wage increase to 75 cents an hour.

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100 years ago: Joe Hill executed on frame-up charges

On November 19, 1915, Joe Hill, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, was executed by firing squad in Utah, after being convicted on the frame-up charge of murdering two.

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