Planned Parenthood shooter motivated by right-wing smear campaign

By Tom Carter, 30 November 2015

Responsibility for the deadly attack in Colorado Springs on Friday rests with the ringleaders of the ultra-right campaign against Planned Parenthood.

US and European powers prepare military escalation in Iraq, Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 30 November 2015

The US-led war in Syria and Iraq is rapidly evolving into a regional proxy war drawing in all of the world’s major powers.

French President Hollande proposes anti-ISIS alliance in Syria to Russia

No to German intervention in Syria!

Crisis over Syria bombing vote mounts in UK Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 30 November 2015

The UK Parliament could vote as early as Wednesday on whether to take part in air strikes in Syria.

UK’s Stop the War Coalition: A bogus antiwar movement in the service of the Labour Party

By Robert Stevens, 30 November 2015

The central aim of the demonstration was to divert antiwar sentiment behind the dead end of support for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“Cameron wants a piece of the profits from the oil like Tony Blair before with Iraq”

By our reporters, 30 November 2015

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

Report: UAW auto contracts no threat to Big Three profits

By Shannon Jones, 30 November 2015

The business press is gloating over the fact that the new contracts imposed on autoworkers by the UAW are tailored to the needs of the auto bosses.

UAW moves to wrap up concessions contracts for Nexteer workers, component drivers

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

Unifor prepares Canadian autoworkers for more concessions after UAW sellout deals

By Carl Bronski, 30 November 2015

Declarations that “job security” is the top priority of Unifor officials is coded language intended to convey that the union will attempt to push through more wage and benefit cuts.

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The conspiracy to cover up the police murder of Laquan McDonald

By Christopher Davion and Kristina Betinis, 30 November 2015

The statements of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials are aimed at obscuring their own role in covering up for the criminal actions of police officer Jason Van Dyke.

A police killing and a criminal conspiracy in Chicago, Illinois

More on police violence in America »

Walmart worker in New York fired for redeeming cans worth $2

By Josh Varlin, 30 November 2015

The firing of Thomas Smith, which reflects the precarious existence facing millions of workers in the US, has received attention after his story went viral on social media.

Humanitarian disaster on the Balkan refugee route

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 30 November 2015

Germany and France are stepping up their efforts to prevent refugees arriving in the EU via the Balkan route.

Refugees rescued off West Timor after being dumped by Australia

By Max Newman, 30 November 2015

Asylum seekers who disappeared for a week after being intercepted by the Australian navy were found stricken in a small boat without fuel off the Indonesian coast.

Canada’s government rewrites refugee plan to appease right

More on the refugee crisis »

Bomb detonates at Japan’s war shrine

By Ben McGrath, 30 November 2015

No-one claimed responsibility for the blast, but given the Yasukuni Shrine’s role as a symbol for Japanese militarism, the bombing may have political motivations.

Mounting tensions between India and Nepal over blockade

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 30 November 2015

The detention of Indian border guards and protests in Kathmandu are the latest incidents in the unresolved standoff between the two countries.

New in Turkish

Suriye ve Güney Çin Denizi: Dünya savaşı için iki parlama noktası

Peter Symonds, 30 Kasım 2015

Başkan Barack Obama, Ortadoğu’da ABD önderliğindeki savaş dünyayı bir bıçak sırtına yerleştirirken bile, geçtiğimiz haftayı, Güney Çin Denizi’ndeki toprak faaliyetleri üzerine Çin ile çatışmayı tırmandırmaya harcadı.

Alman hükümeti Suriye’de askeri müdahaleye hazırlanıyor

Johannes Stern, 30 Kasım 2015

82 yıl önce Hitler’i iktidara getirmiş ve ardından II. Dünya Savaş’ını başlatmış ve milyonları katletmiş olan Almanya’nın egemen sınıfı, küresel ekonomik ve jeo-stratejik çıkarlarını savunmak için yeni suçlara hazırlanıyor.

New in French

Non à l’intervention allemande en Syrie!

Déclaration du Partei für Soziale Gleichheit – section allemande du CIQI, 30 novembre 2015

La décision du gouvernement allemand de participer à la guerre en Syrie marque une nouvelle étape dans la résurgence du militarisme allemand.

Poutine accuse les USA de collusion dans la destruction du bombardier russe

Par Chris Marsden, 30 novembre 2015

Washington répond à la destruction en vol de l’avion militaire russe en augmentant de manière provocante le financement des forces mandataires combattant la Russie

Le président Hollande propose à la Russie une alliance anti-EI en Syrie

Par Stéphane Hugues, 30 novembre 2015

La rencontre entre Hollande et Poutine a eu lieu deux jours après que des avions de chasse turcs ont abattu un bombardier russe le long de la frontière turco-syrienne.

La tournée australienne de Varoufakis: une couverture politique pour son rôle dans la trahison de Syriza

Par James Cogan, 30 novembre 2015

Varoufakis a admis lors d’une conférence à l’Université de Sydney qu’il avait extrait du « sang de la pierre » afin de rembourser les créanciers de la Grèce.

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Perspective

The police crackdown in Paris and the drift towards dictatorship in France

30 November 2015

Yesterday, police seized upon the standing ban on all public protests during the state of emergency to stage a brutal crackdown on ecological protesters in Paris.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

Trumbo and the history of the Hollywood blacklist

By Fred Mazelis, 30 November 2015

Jay Roach’s film about the anti-communist Hollywood witch-hunt, though politically limited and marred by the conventions of the biopic genre, deserves to be widely seen.

Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette: What do Mrs. Pankhurst and an East End laundress have in common?

By Joanne Laurier, 28 November 2015

Iraqi Odyssey opens in the US

By David Walsh, 27 November 2015

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

By Sampath Perera, 25 November 2015

NHS Fightback

Victory to the junior doctors! Defend the NHS!
Statement by NHS Fightback

30 November 2015

The defence of health care and every other basic social right can only be taken forward through a break from the trade unions and the Labour Party.

25 years ago: Gorbachev assumes emergency powers

On December 1, 1990, the Supreme Soviet approved constitutional changes which concentrated unprecedented executive powers in the hands of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev..

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50 years ago: De Gaulle fails to gain plurality in presidential bid

On December 5, 1965, French President Charles de Gaulle failed to gain a majority in the initial round of the first direct national presidential election held in the Fifth Republic.

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75 years ago: Nazi leadership plans invasion of the USSR

On December 5, 1940, German military leaders submitted planned objectives for an invasion of the Soviet Union to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

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100 years ago: IWW organizer Elizabeth Gurley Flynn acquitted

On November 30, 1915, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organizer Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was found innocent of charges of “inciting to personal injury” during the Paterson silk mill strike of 1913.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE runs candidates for student parliament election at Humboldt University in Germany

By our correspondent, 28 November 2015

Commentary

Yanis Varoufakis in Australia: A political cover for his role in Syriza’s betrayal

By James Cogan, 28 November 2015

Australian Greens posturing on war and refugees exposed at public meeting

By Max Newman, 28 November 2015

Syria and the South China Sea: Two flashpoints for world war

By Peter Symonds, 27 November 2015

More on the South China Sea crisis »

New data on police foreknowledge of terrorists raise questions on Paris attack

By Kumaran Ira, 27 November 2015

September 11 and the Paris terrorist attacks

Official justifications for Brussels lockdown unravel

More on the Paris terror attacks »

German government sends more troops to Mali and northern Iraq

Pentagon report whitewashes bombing of Doctors Without Borders hospital

Autoworkers Struggles

“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

More on autoworkers struggles »

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

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.

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

The 2016 US Elections

Trump spews racism and anti-Muslim bigotry

By Patrick Martin, 28 November 2015

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

By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2015

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

By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2015

Bernie Sanders lines up with Middle East war drive

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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Workers Struggles

US steelmakers attack employee health care

By Evan Winters, 28 November 2015

Belgian workers strike during anti-terror lockdown undermined by trade unions

By Ross Mitchell, 27 November 2015