UK parliament sanctions Syria bombing as Labour right blocks with government

By Julie Hyland, 3 December 2015

The debate was a carnival of reaction, epitomised by Prime Minister David Cameron’s assertion that those opposed to bombing were “terrorist sympathisers.”

Corbyn opens door to Labour backing for British bombing of Syria

German government agrees to participate in Syrian war

By Ulrich Rippert, 3 December 2015

The German army is intervening in Syria with six reconnaissance aircraft, air refuelling planes, a frigate, and up to 1,200 soldiers.

Israel’s covert involvement in Syria conflict to escalate

By Jean Shaoul, 3 December 2015

Australian workers and youth voice concerns over downing of Russian jet

By our correspondents, 3 December 2015

No to German intervention in Syria!

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

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Behind the UAW-IG Metall transnational partnership

By Shannon Jones, 3 December 2015

The pact between the United Auto Workers and the German labor federation is an alliance of corrupt bureaucratic apparatuses for the suppression of the working class.

UAW reaches sellout deal with Nexteer Automotive

“This is a great agreement for our company”
Ford execs, Wall Street investors gloat over new UAW contract

The vote at Ford and the way forward for autoworkers

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Jury seated in first Freddie Gray police murder trial

By Tom Hall and Nick Barrickman, 3 December 2015

The media and political establishment are preparing for a crackdown on mass protests if the six Baltimore cops charged in the killing of Freddie Gray are acquitted.

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After four months, no contract for Verizon telecom workers

By Samuel Davidson and Maria Kovalenko, 3 December 2015

Unions representing 39,000 workers at the US telecommunications firm continue to isolate their members as the company pushes for concessions and job cuts while arbitrarily firing workers.

Brazil’s President Rousseff faces impeachment

By Bill Van Auken, 3 December 2015

The initiation of impeachment proceedings in Brazil’s Congress came one day after the release of startling figures on the contraction of the country’s economy.

Upgrades transforming US military bases on Guam

By John Braddock, 3 December 2015

The tiny Pacific island is being turned into a “maritime strategic hub” to prepare for war against China.

Trudeau pledges Canada’s support for French military interventions

By Roger Jordan, 3 December 2015

Under the guise of combating terrorism, Canada is expanding its role in the Mideast war and considering increased assistance to France’s military intervention in Africa.

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Paris’teki polis baskısı ve Fransa’da diktatörlüğe doğru sürükleniş

Alex Lantier, 2 Aralık 2015

Kemer sıkmaya ve emperyalist savaşa yönelik geniş halk muhalefeti, halkın ezici çoğunluğunun düşüncelerini düşmanlık ve korku ile seyreden siyaset kurumu içinde hiçbir ifade bulamaz.

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France: après les attentats, poussée des néo-fascistes dans les sondages pour les élections régionales

Par Kumaran Ira, 3 décembre 2015

Le Front national néo-fasciste apparaît comme le principal bénéficiaire de l'hystérie sécuritaire et des mesures draconiennes d'Etat policier imposées par le Parti socialiste.

Les Etats-Unis annoncent l’envoi d’un corps expéditionnaire en Syrie

Par Niles Williamson et Thomas Gaist, 3 décembre 2015

Sous prétexte d’une « guerre contre l’Etat islamique », Washington s’embarque dans des opérations de combat au sol sans limites, en Irak et en Syrie

L’OTAN et la Turquie défendent la destruction en vol du bombardier russe

Par Thomas Gaist, 3 décembre 2015

Des dirigeants de l’OTAN ont catégoriquement défendu l’attaque d’un bombardier russe le long de la frontière turco-syrienne la semaine dernière et ont laissé entendre que de futurs incidents du même type étaient inévitables.

Coup d’Etat constitutionnel en Pologne

Par Clara Weiss, 3 décembre 2015

Le parti nationaliste d’extrême-droite PiS cherche à consolider son pouvoir avec l’aide du pouvoir judiciaire, des agences de renseignement et de médias mis au pas.

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USA kündigen Expeditionstruppen für Syrien an

Von Niles Williamson und Thomas Gaist, 3. Dezember 2015

Unter dem Deckmantel des „Krieges gegen den IS“ bereitet Washington den unbefristeten Einsatz von Bodentruppen im Irak und Syrien vor.

Braune Seilschaften im deutschen Innenministerium

Von Sibylle Fuchs und Verena Nees, 3. Dezember 2015

Im Bundesinnenministerium gab es mehr ehemalige Nationalsozialisten in Führungspositionen als in anderen Ministerien. Das belegt eine Studie von Historikern.

75 Jahre seit der Ermordung Leo Trotzkis

Von Peter Schwarz, 3. Dezember 2015

Diesen Vortrag hielt Peter Schwarz, Sekretär des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale, Mitte November auf Veranstaltungen der IYSSE in Berlin, Frankfurt und Bochum.

IWF verleiht chinesischer Währung Reservestatus

Von Nick Beams, 3. Dezember 2015

China sieht die Entscheidung, den Yuan zur internationalen Reservewährung zu machen, als Fortschritt. Es ist aber ein zweischneidiges Schwert.

Hinter Bernie Sanders „Demokratischem Sozialismus“ steckt Nationalismus und Militarismus

Von Patrick Martin, 3. Dezember 2015

Am 20. November erklärte Senator Bernie Sanders an der Georgetown-Universität in Washington DC., was er unter „demokratischem Sozialismus“ versteht.

Steven Spielbergs Bridge of Spies – Der Unterhändler: Eine Episode aus dem Kalten Krieg

Von David Walsh, 3. Dezember 2015

Spielbergs Film beschäftigt sich mit der Verhaftung des sowjetischen Spions Rudolf Abel in New York City im Juni 1957 und seinem späteren Austausch gegen Gary Powers, den Piloten des U-2 Spionageflugzeugs.

New in Greek

Τα Πολιτικά Διδάγματα της Προδοσίας του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην Ελλάδα
Δήλωση της Διεθνούς Επιτροπής της Τέταρτης Διεθνούς

1 Δεκέμβριος 2015

Οι προειδοποιήσεις της ΔΕΤΔ και του WSWS ότι ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ είναι ένα φιλο-καπιταλιστικό κόμμα, εχθρικό προς την εργατική τάξη, έχουν τελείως δικαιωθεί.

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Perspective

Chicago police brutality and the Democratic Party

3 December 2015

The brutal police murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and the subsequent orchestrated cover-up lift the veil on the reality of class relations and class rule in the United States.

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Featured Comment

The mass killing in San Bernardino, California

By Joseph Kishore, 4 December 2015

The mass killing at the Inland Regional Center is only the latest in a long string of tragedies that point to the deeply diseased and dysfunctional state of American society.

Arts Review

Spotlight: A telling exposé of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

By Joanne Laurier, 3 December 2015

Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight is a taut, quasi-political thriller that chronicles the Boston Globe’s 2002 exposure of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the Boston area.

The 33: A drama of the 2010 Chilean mine disaster

By Hiram Lee, 2 December 2015

Trumbo and the history of the Hollywood blacklist

By Fred Mazelis, 30 November 2015

History

Seventy years since the Nuremberg Trials

By Verena Nees, 3 December 2015

The post-World War II trials led to the adoption of the Nuremberg principles, forbidding aggressive war as the greatest international crime.

Commentary

Parasitism and the slump in US manufacturing

By Andre Damon, 2 December 2015

US announces expeditionary force for combat in Syria

By Niles Williamson and Thomas Gaist, 2 December 2015

After Paris attacks, neo-fascists surge in polls for French regional elections

By Kumaran Ira, 2 December 2015

Top Democrat in New York legislature convicted of corruption on all counts

By Philip Guelpa, 2 December 2015

EU-Turkey conference reaches deal at refugees’ expense

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 2 December 2015

More on the refugee crisis »

Polish government cracks down on culture

By Dorota Niemitz, 2 December 2015

New York Times covers up US responsibility for ISIS surge in Libya

Top Workers Party senator arrested in Brazil’s corruption scandal

COP21 ecological summit opens amid war tensions, with Paris in lockdown

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.

Workers Struggles

A socialist perspective to defend Sri Lankan plantation workers

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 2 December 2015

US: 2,200 locked-out steelworkers lose health care

By Samuel Davidson, 2 December 2015

British Medical Association calls off UK junior doctors strikes

By Robert Stevens, 2 December 2015

Quebec public sector unions cancel three-day strike

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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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

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

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

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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