More than 500,000 homeless in the US

By Kate Randall, 21 November 2015

In January 2015, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development counted 564,708 homeless in the US, a quarter of them children.

UK local authorities crack down on the homeless

By Dennis Moore, 21 November 2015

Minimum-wage workers cannot afford apartments in New York City

Employers push to use French state of emergency against workers

By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 21 November 2015

As the government imposes a state of emergency, the employers federation is calling on businesses to report any suspect remark by workers to the police.

French National Assembly overwhelmingly backs extension of police-state measures

The state of emergency and the collapse of French democracy

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UAW says contract passed at Ford amidst claims of ballot stuffing, intimidation

By Joseph Kishore, 21 November 2015

With only the Dearborn Assembly Complex still to finish voting, the contract was headed for defeat on Thursday, as the UAW required an overwhelming majority “yes” vote at the remaining plants.

UAW announces ratification of GM contract, overriding skilled trades vote

By our reporter, 21 November 2015

Skilled trades workers rejected the UAW-GM deal by nearly 60 percent, which according to the UAW constitution means the contract did not pass.

The vote at Ford and the way forward for autoworkers

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

“I am not surprised…because that’s the way they treat us”
More autoworkers denounce UAW attack on WSWS Autoworker Newsletter reporters

By our reporters, 21 November 2015

Autoworkers from throughout the US are denouncing the actions of UAW officials in throwing Autoworker Newsletter reporters out of a press conference on Wednesday.

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

Toyota worker denounces union over shutdown of Australian car industry

By our reporter, 21 November 2015

“The only people who will win out from this closure are the company and the unions.”

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US Special Forces deploy to Mali in wake of Bamako hotel attack

By Thomas Gaist, 21 November 2015

There are already signs that the United States and France are seizing on the attack to intensify their military operations on the continent.

German defense minister announces combat mission in Mali

Obama: No end to Syria war without regime change

By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2015

The US president reiterated Washington’s strategic aims amid indications that the Pentagon is preparing to escalate the American intervention.

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

US and Turkey planning new military operations along Syrian border

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NSA documents reveal bulk email collection continues despite official claims

By Nick Barrickman, 21 November 2015

Despite the rhetoric of reform from President Obama and other politicians and officials, illegal electronic surveillance programs have continued to expand.

“USA Freedom Act”: A fig leaf for illegal spying

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US meatpacking giant Tyson announces closure of two plants

By James Brewer, 21 November 2015

The layoffs are a direct product of the corporate drive toward monopoly, the rationalization of production and the slashing of labor costs in pursuit of ever greater profits.

India: Heavy rains and floods kill over 100 in Tamil Nadu

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 21 November 2015

The flood situation in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu is an indictment not only of the ruling AIADMK but also the opposition DMK.

BlueScope praises Australian unions for pushing through job destruction at Port Kembla

By Oscar Grenfell, 21 November 2015

The company will now try to use the threat to close the steel plant to extract more cuts to wages and conditions.

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Le patronat se prépare à utiliser l'état d'urgence en France contre la classe ouvrière

Par Stéphane Hugues et Alex Lantier, 21 novembre 2015

Alors que le PS impose l'état d'urgence en France, le Medef propose aux patrons de signaler tout comportement ou tout propos suspect de leurs salariés à la police.

Le vote sur le contrat chez Ford et la voie à suivre pour les travailleurs de l'automobile

Par Joe Kishore, 21 novembre 2015

Que l'UAW réussisse ou non à obtenir ou à fabriquer un « oui », les développements chez Ford ont une nouvelle fois montré le fossé infranchissable qui existe entre l'UAW et les travailleurs que ce syndicat prétend représenter.

Soutien écrasant de l’Assemblée nationale à l’extension des mesures d’État policier

Par Andre Damon, 21 novembre 2015

L'Assemblée nationale a voté à 551 voix contre 6 la prolongation de l'état d'urgence qui permet à la police d'effectuer des perquisitions sans mandat et de dissoudre réunions et manifestations.

La ministre allemande de la Défense annonce une mission de combat au Mali

Par Johannes Stern, 21 novembre 2015

L’armée allemande se prépare à étendre massivement ses opérations dans ce pays d’Afrique occidentale en commençant par une dangereuse mission dans le nord du pays.

Canada: Les groupes de la pseudo-gauche dénoncent Mulcair afin de mieux promouvoir les syndicats et le NPD

Par Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 21 novembre 2015

Les groupes pseudo-marxistes des classes moyennes du Canada ont réagi aux résultats électoraux et à la défaite du NPD avec désarroi et une couverture malhonnête de leur rôle pour donner une allure «progressiste» aux libéraux.

Québec solidaire accueille le retour au pouvoir des libéraux à Ottawa

Par Louis Girard, 21 novembre 2015

Québec solidaire cautionne l’agitation antimusulmane visant à détourner l’attention de la crise capitaliste et justifier les guerres au Moyen-Orient.

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Wie weiter im Kampf der amerikanischen Autoarbeiter?

Von Joseph Kishore, 21. November 2015

Schon das bisherige Abstimmungsergebnis über den Tarifvertrag bei Ford zeigt, dass zwischen der Gewerkschaft und den Arbeitern eine unüberbrückbare Kluft besteht.

Bundesregierung bereitet militärisches Eingreifen in Syrien vor

Von Johannes Stern, 21. November 2015

Nach den Terroranschlägen in Paris treiben die deutschen Eliten mit atemberaubendem Tempo die vor zwei Jahren verkündete außenpolitische Wende voran.

Französische Nationalversammlung stimmt Verlängerung des Ausnahmezustands zu

Von Andre Damon, 21. November 2015

Die französische Nationalversammlung stimmte am Donnerstag mit großer Mehrheit für eine Verlängerung des Ausnahmezustands um drei Monate.

Drei erfolgreiche Veranstaltungen zum 75. Todestag Leo Trotzkis

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 21. November 2015

Mehr als 200 Teilnehmer kamen in der vergangenen Woche zu den Veranstaltungen der IYSSE in Berlin, Frankfurt und Bochum.

Die politischen Lehren aus dem Verrat Syrizas in Griechenland
Erklärung des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale

21. November 2015

Die Warnungen des IKVI und der WSWS, dass Syriza eine bürgerliche Partei und feindlich gegenüber der Arbeiterklasse ist, wurde vollständig bestätigt.

Neue polnische Regierung vereidigt

Von Clara Weiss, 21. November 2015

Die neue polnische Regierung steht für eine aggressive Außenpolitik und Angriffe auf soziale und demokratische Rechte im Inneren.

USA fliegen mit atomwaffenfähigen Bombern nahe an chinesische Inseln heran

Von Peter Symonds, 21. November 2015

Kurz vor Beginn der hochrangigen Spitzentreffen in Asien hatte die Obama-Regierung einmal mehr die Spannungen mit China wegen des Südchinesischen Meeres angeheizt.

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Perspective

Paris terrorists operated “in plain sight”

21 November 2015

At least six of the nine men involved in the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris were known to the French and Belgian security services.

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

Commentary

Britain’s Paul Mason: A left liberal warmonger

By Chris Marsden, 21 November 2015

Mason is portrayed, and portrays himself, as a “man of the left,” based largely on his membership in the group Workers Power in the 1980s.

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

By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2015

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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US releases Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years in prison

By Jean Shaoul, 20 November 2015

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

By George Gallanis, 20 November 2015

Trudeau promises Obama an enhanced Canada-US partnership

By Roger Jordan, 20 November 2015

NPR fawns over neo-fascist Marine Le Pen

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

21 November 2015

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

US: Lockout of 2,200 steelworkers enters fourth month

By Evan Winters, 20 November 2015

UK: Junior doctors vote to strike

By Barry Mason, 20 November 2015

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP to hold public meetings on the 75th anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination

21 November 2015

Trotsky’s theoretical and political conceptions are essential for the development of revolutionary leadership in the international working class.

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

18 November 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

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

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.

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

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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