Protests erupt in Chicago after release of video showing police murder of 17-year-old

By Nick Barrickman and Joseph Kishore, 25 November 2015

The video release comes more than one year after the brutal killing of Laquan McDonald and in the face of a systematic cover-up by the Chicago Police Department and the administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Masked gunmen open fire, wound five at Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis

By Nick Barrickman, 25 November 2015

City of Chicago prepares crackdown on protests in advance of release of police murder video

FBI Director James Comey’s apology for police murder

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Ukrainian officials endorse Turkish downing of Russian jet

By Thomas Gaist, 25 November 2015

The threat to shoot down Russian planes was one of many indications that Kiev and its American backers are instigating a renewed confrontation with Moscow

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Australian PM ramps up “war on terror”

By Peter Symonds, 25 November 2015

While his style was slicker than his predecessor’s, Turnbull’s reactionary message was the same: a continued commitment to war abroad and anti-democratic measures at home.

Anti-Muslim rallies in Australia: A byproduct of the “war on terror”

By James Cogan, 25 November 2015

Sunday’s protests had the character of a well-rehearsed political pantomime, staged for the benefit of the media and the police agencies.

Thousands of Chicago teachers rally to defend jobs

By a WSWS reporting team, 25 November 2015

Teachers who have been working without a contract for five months were offered no way forward at Monday’s rally by the Chicago Teachers Union.

Right-wing Democrat wins governorship in Louisiana

By Patrick Martin, 25 November 2015

John Bel Edwards, a state legislator and former Army Ranger, defeated US senator David Vitter in a November 21 runoff election.

West Virginia jury deliberates in trial of former Massey CEO Don Blankenship

By Clement Daly, 25 November 2015

Blankenship was at the head of Massey when an explosion ripped through the company’s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia on April 5, 2010, killing 29 miners.

New right-wing, anti-Russian government takes power in Poland

By Clara Weiss, 25 November 2015

The new Polish government advocates an aggressive foreign policy and attacks on the social and democratic rights of the population.

Two killed, five injured in Welsh steel mill explosion

By Danny Richardson, 25 November 2015

Celsa Steel UK, which runs the mill in Cardiff, offered no explanation as to the cause of the blast, which killed Peter O’Brien, 51, and Mark Sim, 41.

Over 100 dead in Burmese landslide

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 November 2015

The victims were impoverished workers who fossick for jade in one of the country’s most lucrative industries.

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بحران پناهجویان، جنگ و سوسیالیزم

۱۳۹۴ مهر ۲۱
پیتر شوارتز

برای ۱۴ سال آمریکا و هم پیمانان اروپائیش در خاورمیانه و آفریقای شمالی بی وقفه جنگ راه انداخته اند. آنها و دولت های دست نشانده اشان در منطقه، افغانستان، عراق، لیبی، سوریه و یمن را عمدتأ نابود کرده اند. میلیونها انسان کشته و ده ها میلیون آواره شده اند.

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Washington’ın Asya’daki büyük yalanı: “Barış ve istikrar”

Peter Symonds, 25 Kasım 2015

Güney Çin Denizi’ndeki herhangi bir hata, bir yanlış hesap ya da Kuzey ve Güney Kore arasındaki askerden arındırılmış bölgedeki bir kaza, nükleer silahlı güçler arasında çok daha geniş bir çatışmaya tırmanabilir.

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri – Bölüm 5

25 Kasım 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (SEP-ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri adlı doküman, SEP’in 3-9 Ağustos 2008 tarihleri arasında toplanan kuruluş kongresinde tartışılmış ve kabul edilmiştir. Aşağıda 5. bölümünü sunduğumuz dokümanı toplam 11 bölüm halinde yayımlayacağız.

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Le parasitisme financier et la destruction de la démocratie

Par Andre Damon, 25 novembre 2015

Dans les conditions où la crise économique et politique s’aggrave, les classes dirigeantes du monde sont prêtes à utiliser tous les moyens nécessaires pour garantir une monopolisation continue des richesses de la société.

Cameron et Hollande se rencontrent pour discuter de l'escalade militaire en Syrie

Par Robert Stevens, 25 novembre 2015

La rencontre de Cameron avec le président français visait à garantir un vote du parlement britannique en faveur de la guerre en Syrie.

Les justifications officielles du verrouillage de Bruxelles se délitent

Par Alex Lantier, 25 novembre 2015

La frustration populaire monte depuis lundi à travers la Belgique en même temps que s’accroissent les contradictions dans les justifications officielles du verrouillage continu de Bruxelles par la police.

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Der Abschuss des russischen Jets und die Gefahr eines Weltkriegs

Redaktion der World Socialist Web Site, 25. November 2015

Der Abschuss eines russischen Kampfjets droht einen offenen Krieg zwischen Russland auf der einen Seite und der Türkei und der Nato auf der anderen Seite auszulösen.

Die Anschläge von Paris und 9/11

Von Peter Schwarz, 25. November 2015

Das militärische Auftrumpfen der USA nach 9/11 diente dazu, die wirtschaftlichen Rivalen in Schach zu halten und die scharfen Klassenspannungen nach außen zu lenken. Dasselbe gilt für die Reaktion auf die Anschläge von Paris.

Finanzparasitismus und die Zerstörung der Demokratie

Von Andre Damon, 25. November 2015

In Zeiten wirtschaftlicher und politischer Krisen sind die herrschenden Klassen international bereit, jedes Mittel anzuwenden, um die Konzentration des Reichtums in ihren Händen zu verteidigen.

Cameron und Hollande diskutieren über militärische Eskalation in Syrien

Von Robert Stevens, 25. November 2015

Camerons Treffen mit Hollande war Teil seiner Strategie, die Zustimmung des britischen Parlaments für eine Militärintervention in Syrien zu bekommen.

Slowenien errichtet Grenzzaun

Von Markus Salzmann, 25. November 2015

Nach dem Grenzzaun zwischen Ungarn und Serbien ist nun auch an der slowenisch-kroatischen Grenze über mehrere Kilometer ein Stacheldrahtzaun errichtet worden.

VW: Die Folgen des Abgasskandal werden der Belegschaft aufgebürdet

Von Dietmar Henning, 25. November 2015

VW-Vorstand und Betriebsrat arbeiten hinter den Kulissen daran, die Kosten des Betrugsskandals über Arbeitsplatzabbau und Lohnkürzungen auf die Belegschaft abzuwälzen.

Offizielle Rechtfertigung für Belagerung Brüssels bröckelt

Von Alex Lantier, 25. November 2015

In der belgischen Bevölkerung beginnt sich Frustration breit zu machen, weil die Widersprüche in den offiziellen Rechtfertigungen für die andauernde Polizeiblockade Brüssels und den nationalen Ausnahmezustand immer deutlicher wurden.

Obama fordert von China Ende der Aktionen im Südchinesischen Meer

Von Mike Head, 25. November 2015

Auf dem APEC-Gipfel in Manila verurteilte Obama speziell China und heizte damit die Konfrontation um das Südchinesische Meer weiter an.

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.

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Perspective

Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet and the danger of world war

25 November 2015

The downing of a Russian jet threatens to provoke all-out war between Russia on the one hand, and Turkey and the rest of the NATO alliance on the other.

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Autoworkers Struggles

The UAW’s illegitimate vote at Ford
Form rank-and-file factory committee to carry forward the fight!

By Jerry White, 24 November 2015

The resort to fraud by the UAW has taught thousands of workers that the United Auto Workers is nothing but a corporate syndicate of cheap labor contractors.

“It seems it was going to pass regardless.”
Accusations mount of UAW vote-rigging in Ford contract ratification

By Shannon Jones, 24 November 2015

“The workers will never forget what happened here”
Dearborn Assembly workers allege fraud in UAW-Ford contract vote

Lessons of the autoworkers’ battle

By Jerry White, 23 November 2015

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

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Commentary

September 11 and the Paris terrorist attacks

By Peter Schwarz, 25 November 2015

The real reason for the explosion of US militarism after 9/11 was the crisis of US imperialism on a global scale and growing class tensions within the US itself. The same applies to the response to the Paris attacks.

Official justifications for Brussels lockdown unravel

Paris terrorists operated “in plain sight”

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Financial parasitism and the destruction of democracy

By Andre Damon, 24 November 2015

Cameron, Hollande meet to discuss military escalation in Syria

By Robert Stevens, 24 November 2015

Obama: No end to Syria war without regime change

German government preparing military intervention in Syria

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Canada: Right seeks to whip up backlash against refugees

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 24 November 2015

Thousands of refugees stuck on the Balkan route

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 24 November 2015

Turkish video shows Greek coast guard trying to sink refugee raft

Thousands of refugees crammed into airport hangars in Berlin, Germany

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US, China trade diplomatic blows over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 23 November 2015

Obama demands China halt South China Sea activities

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Arts Review

The Factory: Documentary brings Indian auto workers’ struggle to an international audience

By Sampath Perera, 25 November 2015

The documentary from filmmaker Rahul Roy sheds important light on the brutal conditions facing workers in India’s rapidly expanding, globally integrated auto industry.

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

By Nick Barrickman, 20 November 2015

Mehring Books

Mehring Books holiday sale

24 November 2015

Mehring Books is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Sale. From now through January 4 we are offering discounts on new titles as well as a wide array of Marxist classics.

75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Meetings in Germany mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky

By our correspondents, 23 November 2015

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

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

21 November 2015

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

18 November 2015

25 years ago: NYPD reveals strikebreaking plan by Democrats, Daily News

New York City police official Robert J. Johnston Jr. revealed that the Democratic administration had organized a union-busting operation months ahead of the ongoing strike at the New York Daily News.

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50 years ago: Mobutu launches coup in Congo

On November 25, 1965, Congolese military strongman Joseph Mobutu ousted the government of President Joseph Kasavubu in a bloodless, CIA-backed coup.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt moves to bar defense industry strikes

On November 26, 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt declared that the federal government intended to bar strikes at plants under government contract to provide war materials for the US military and its allies.

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100 years ago: Einstein presents Theory of General Relativity

On November 25, 1915, in a presentation before the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Albert Einstein published the finished equations of his theory of General Relativity.

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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

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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

By Patrick Martin, 12 November 2015

More on the 2016 US elections »