English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Slowdown in growth of trade highlights global economic stagnation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/econ-s29.html Both the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund warned of an increase in protectionist measures alongside a fall in the rate of world trade growth. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/870f7c84-f665-46bd-8fb8-0497d1c2392G/econ-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Corbyn’s capitulation to the right wing and the lessons of the UK Labour leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/pers-s29.html Corbyn’s defence of the Labour Party’s grip on the working class and his continued opposition to any struggle against the right wing is a vindication of the political stand taken by the Socialist Equality Party. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd3c7440-39d2-478d-ace3-a5975b40d6fN/pers-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z US threatens Russia with end to cooperation in Syria as fighting rages in Aleppo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/syri-s29.html Kerry’s blunt warning to Lavrov that the US is considering ending all bilateral cooperation with Russia in Syria shows how close the situation is to all-out war. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db760088-24be-46eb-9460-06d23b813ceI/syri-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z SPD, Left Party and Greens commence coalition talks after Berlin election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/berl-s29.html The task of a “red-red-green” coalition will be to step up the right-wing policies of boosting state powers, attacking refugees and slashing social programs. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34adbef2-3911-44a8-beb4-72bfd2f9379J/berl-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Sanders stumps for Clinton at University of New Hampshire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/sand-s29.html Sanders evidently believes the American people are infinitely gullible and cannot see through a “political revolution” that consists of supporting the favored candidate of the financial aristocracy and the CIA. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51fdd433-9522-4d0d-beaf-73d872dbd8fL/sand-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Police kill 30-year-old mentally ill man in El Cajon, California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/poli-s29.html The killing of Alfred Olango one week after the killing of Keith Lamont Scott has sparked demonstrations in the impoverished San Diego suburb. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd475ba4-cedd-41f0-b954-56c5d426d3bK/poli-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh residents demand their water be tested for lead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/pitt-s29.html Belated lead-in-water testing by Pittsburgh authorities showed dangerously high levels of lead in 43 percent of homes. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8da1b745-717d-4d3e-9c8d-3b6dcadc9e5H/pitt-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Walmart to cut 7,000 back-office jobs in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/walm-s29.html The announcement of mass layoffs at the largest employer in the US comes amid a wave of cuts in the retail industry. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9af9359f-4411-44e0-a3ad-085fc1205d2E/walm-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Canadian autoworkers denounce contract sellout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/oppo-s29.html Workers at Canadian plants operated by the Detroit Three auto companies spoke to the WSWS <em>Autoworkers Newsletter</em> of their opposition to contract concessions and the pro-company policies of Unifor. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f3e10f7-80c0-414a-b914-a962c5bffc0P/oppo-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z After Kashmir attack, US media threaten to support India in war with Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/uspa-s29.html Washington’s anti-China “pivot to Asia” is fueling war tensions between Pakistan and India, which have escalated since Islamist militants attacked an Indian military base in Kashmir. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30424f87-78bd-4cdf-b940-21d7dd71e0fG/uspa-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Vienna refugee conference reaffirms Europe’s closed-border policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/refu-s29.html The conference has underscored the inhumane and reactionary content of German Chancellor's Merkel’s refugee policy. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2026ac06-9127-48ce-b6b2-6e4ff811f3bB/refu-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z British Medical Association sells out struggle of UK junior doctors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/docs-s29.html The isolation and defeat of the doctors' struggle is the result of the collective efforts of the entire labour and trade union bureaucracy. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/898420dd-1d75-4317-8c22-2894695f815O/docs-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Workers’ strikes spreading throughout South Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/hyun-s29.html The South Korean working class is fighting against government-led attempts to cut wages in public and private businesses. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57bd8fc9-d806-4b96-86f6-4cf7f45ce29J/hyun-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Ex-Australian Labor minister calls for deregulation of university fees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/unis-s29.html Dawkins appealed for Labor and the Coalition government to develop a bipartisan policy to further slash education spending and deny access to working class youth. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2057327d-c053-4260-bfcf-fb8c838e2bdG/unis-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Large audience for interview with David North, author of <em>A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/nort-s29.html The online interview, which has been accessed more than 4,000 times, deals with the issues raised in North’s book and their relevance for contemporary politics. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d47e7c43-1c65-47af-b994-99577929829J/nort-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z <em>The Chosen</em>, on Trotsky, and other political subjects http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/tff2-s29.html The appearance of an honest and accurate film about the plot to assassinate Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Mexico in 1940 is a welcome—and long overdue—event. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ea34af-ac1a-4c43-a7fb-7f41cb83b6bE/tff2-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party marks its centenary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/nzla-s29.html Contrary to the myths advanced by Labour’s apologists, the party was never socialist. It has always defended capitalism at home and supported imperialist war abroad. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67d1da7b-9cc8-4a03-b1ec-01b5b170628P/nzla-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief outlines preparations for nuclear war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/nuke-s28.html Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a chilling speech in favor of nuclear escalation to US Air Force personnel in charge of launching strategic bomber and missile attacks. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c2a01a-614d-4dce-a3c2-3118306f4aaJ/nuke-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Britain attacks plans for European military union at Bratislava summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/mili-s28.html British officials see German and French plans to militarise the European Union as an intolerable threat to the NATO alliance and Europe's relations with the United States. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcc8d78d-5778-4317-84ce-fdde0871f5bK/mili-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party conference: Corbyn again prostrate before right wing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/corb-s28.html British Labour leader Corbyn wants to preserve the unity of the Labour Party because he represents only a left-talking faction of the apparatus. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5980f26-c07e-4f99-8c9e-6cf65f9414aL/corb-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Polish Parliament approves ban on abortion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/pola-s28.html The latest ban on abortions is deeply reactionary and represents an attack on the democratic and social rights of the working class. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/363207b8-1b9f-4fae-9a6a-65090445866K/pola-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Nine wounded in mass shooting by a Houston, Texas lawyer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/hous-s28.html Police shot and killed Nathan DeSai after he opened fire on passersby near his home early Monday morning, wounding nine. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d0e7f03-3099-432e-b454-d886485873dJ/hous-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Bill to fund US government stalls in Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/cong-s28.html Congress has until Friday at midnight to pass funding legislation for the new fiscal year and prevent a shutdown of the federal government. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f588a67-9649-4422-855f-9ffb25cac43E/cong-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z US national anthem protests at sporting events continue to spread http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/anth-s28.html Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem before NFL games, in protest of racial injustice and police brutality, has continued to gain support. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b15688a-6307-4f68-be5f-3cedfc94920G/anth-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Liberals’ Canada Post review lays basis for massive assault on postal workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/cana-s28.html Despite making a public show of criticizing the task force’s call for further cuts in service and attacks on workers’ rights, CUPW bears political responsibility for the reactionary report. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bc2b055-bc91-4695-8df0-7acc6c2684aI/cana-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z India launches campaign to “punish” Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/inpk-s28.html The publicly announced steps India has taken against Pakistan are of a diplomatic and economic character. But behind the scenes feverish preparations continue for a lethal “counterstrike.” Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb4097ff-34c8-4d5f-9cbb-47c3bd18be3C/inpk-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Anti-China witch-hunt targets former Australian foreign minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/carr-s28.html The attack on Carr, an establishment figure with strong ties in Washington, is a sign that nothing less than full support for the US war drive against China will be tolerated. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/184f5b31-ab57-453d-bfb3-0b0fbdd46e2F/carr-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z International court dismisses Australian challenge over Timor Sea border dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/timo-s28.html The judgement marks another exposure of Canberra’s contempt for international law and its rank hypocrisy over the resolution of maritime disputes. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28899be7-f3bd-4503-b321-df975c0deacE/timo-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Papua New Guinea: Air Niugini sacks pilots over protest action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/pngp-s28.html Responsibility for the dismissal of the pilots rests with the trade unions, which claimed that individual protests would pressure the government to make concessions. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ac37019-8a7c-436c-96ee-5c7c8912600K/pngp-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z The US presidential debate and the war plans of the ruling class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/pers-s28.html Clinton used the debate to continue the war-mongering diatribes against Russia that have dominated her campaign, along with her attacks on Trump as a stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49e8c666-356e-41f9-9631-c1ee693b87cA/pers-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z WSWS interview with David North: <em>A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990-2016</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/inte-s28.html The interview covered a wide range of topics, from the significance of the dissolution of the USSR to the pro-imperialist politics of the pseudo-left and the revolutionary role of the working class. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a77d8ea9-3cbb-459f-ad5a-aac352184c1A/inte-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Indian workers and students speak out against US war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/meet-s28.html Indian workers and students discussed mounting global tensions and New Delhi’s role in the US military preparations against China. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd377874-8fac-40db-8ac9-e51d298a0dcP/meet-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Clint Eastwood’s <em>Sully</em>: The “Miracle on the Hudson” dramatized http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/sull-s28.html Eastwood directs a fictional version of the January 2009 incident in which pilot Chesley Sullenberger landed a commuter jet in the Hudson River, saving the lives of 155 passengers and crew. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6756556-51aa-4231-b1c5-827c7df3c09K/sull-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Economist magazine warns of revolutionary consequences of unprecedented corporate power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/28/econ-s28.html A special report in the <em>Economist</em> magazine warns of a return to the type of economic and political conditions that produced the 1917 Russian Revolution. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f1dfaa6-6dd5-4d89-971c-b8d543ac103H/econ-s28.html 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Clinton-Trump debate: A degrading spectacle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/deba-s27.html The 90-minute exercise in reaction and backwardness was an indictment not only of the candidates, but also of the political system that produced them. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c9eb87b-694e-4b96-9e9d-e800ce72259N/deba-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Deutsche Bank plunge sparks talk of “Lehman moment” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/deut-s27.html The turmoil surrounding Deutsche Bank is only the sharpest expression of a crisis gripping the whole of the European banking system. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b970fe1c-db85-4f8e-ae7b-d9dd3526b17I/deut-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Top Workers Party former minister arrested in Brazil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/lula-s27.html The fate of ex-finance minister Antonio Palocci sums up the historical trajectory of the Workers Party itself. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/022c411f-1143-4447-9def-55a3545b175A/lula-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z US to deport thousands of Haitian workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/hait-s27.html The policy, announced by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on September 22, is a brutal denial of workers’ rights to live and work where they choose. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eb98523-9d33-4dd0-bd01-2cd396e455bD/hait-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Pakistan replies with belligerence to Indian threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/indi-s27.html The Pakistan Air Force conducted war exercises last week, including over the skies of the national capital, Islamabad, and on the highway connecting it to Lahore. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4e60430-6147-42a7-85d5-1dec9b14b82I/indi-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Workers and youth at Jaffna protest speak out against US-backed Sri Lankan regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/jaff-s27.html There is growing anger among Tamil workers and youth against the Tamil nationalists’ support for US imperialism’s foreign policy and for its client regime in Colombo. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1b576e-c294-41c4-a8e3-8655007167aJ/jaff-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Ontario Liberal government reveals GM investments are not finalized http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/unif-s27.html A minister has let slip that Unifor’s much-trumpeted investment “guarantees” at General Motors Canada—“guarantees” it “won” through further concessions—are not a done deal. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b3ae13c-f8c6-4d65-9506-ae25c994d06I/unif-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Negotiations resume as Minneapolis nurses’ strike enters fourth week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/nurs-s27.html The federal mediator's recall of both sides indicates that the company, union and Democratic Party are preparing to force through a sellout contract against the resistance of striking nurses. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07bd35ee-9116-4b29-bd98-48cd03ec86aD/nurs-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z New York and New Jersey scandals highlight corruption across political establishment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/cuom-s27.html Charges in a wide-ranging investigation into bribery and extortion by New York Democrats came amid sensational testimony in the trial of close aides to Republican Governor Chris Christie in New Jersey. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b0dd875-84d3-440d-9bfd-d523e939f57E/cuom-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z German Left Party on a war footing for participation in federal government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/left-s27.html The Left Party has reacted to the recent Berlin state election with a sharp shift to the right. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0aea0e7-d48b-401a-8a6a-2ae76a35a4cD/left-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Lesbos fire highlights tragic situation of refugees in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/gree-s27.html Around 60 percent of the camp was destroyed, including sleeping tents and clothing supplies. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4ed13b4-3d8f-4c28-b003-055fbbbb806B/gree-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Ex-Green Party MP launches pseudo-left think tank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/esra-s27.html Economic and Social Research Aotearoa is a nationalist organisation, inspired by identity politics and the anti-Marxism of Syriza and Podemos. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd551697-b3f8-4d8a-abb3-d32f62d457bF/esra-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z Syria and the pro-imperialist pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/pers-s27.html The response of leading spokesmen of state capitalist and Pabloite tendencies reflect the increasingly open pro-war policies of substantial sections of the international pseudo-left. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/461b4ed6-47d2-410d-b396-13053bb89edC/pers-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z How well does filmmaking reflect present-day life? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/tff1-s27.html This year’s Toronto International Film Festival screened some 400 feature and short films from 83 countries at 1,200 public screenings. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d194274-e10c-42ce-9f5e-d48b93939b2C/tff1-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand public meetings: The US Navy visit and the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/nzpm-s27.html The SEG and IYSSE are holding meetings in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Auckland to discuss a socialist program to fight against Washington’s war drive against China. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c62a00b-0154-4a63-a0ce-4017e47bf66M/nzpm-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z New fossil discovery may date origin of life on Earth earlier than previously known http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/foss-s27.html The discovery of what appear to be stromatolites dating to 3.7 billion years ago in southwestern Greenland suggests that life first evolved in the first 500 million years after Earth’s formation. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/034c9da2-8c5d-4ceb-9ab7-c36ccb810a7O/foss-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z On the eve of the US election debate: The politics of the grotesque http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/pers-s26.html The first debate of the presidential election campaign takes place under conditions of growing crisis, both at home and abroad. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df5da122-1f25-4b42-8b7d-9d71818036eM/pers-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Charlotte police release videos showing Keith Scott with arms down as he was shot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/char-s26.html In an effort to quell ongoing unrest, officials in Charlotte, North Carolina released videos Saturday that show portions of Keith Scott’s fatal encounter with police officers on September 20. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/730a03e0-5b8c-4553-b21b-457095f5289A/char-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z US accuses Russia of “war crimes” as danger of clash in Syria mounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/syri-s26.html The hypocritical accusations of war crimes hurled at Moscow by the US, Britain and France are an attempt to provide a cover for their reckless policy of regime change in Syria. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d1e5e27-51a4-445c-b097-07906eb7f41P/syri-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Police kill 23-year-old man in Louisville, Nebraska http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/loui-s26.html Authorities have refused to release information on whether Austin M. Baier had been armed or whether he had in any way threatened deputy Tyler Reiff. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87a11deb-0253-4533-af54-a019dfdde9dM/loui-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Japan scrambles fighter to intercept Chinese military aircraft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/jpch-s26.html While the Chinese planes were outside Japanese air space, the incident highlights the sharp tensions in North East Asia amid the ongoing US military build-up in the region. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f4b8116-8939-4cdb-871a-6b845ac09b0P/jpch-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z UK Labour right views Corbyn’s compromises as chance to resume offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/labo-s26.html Far from accepting Corbyn’s increased majority in the Labour leadership contest, the media and the party are discussing how leadership can be restored to the right wing. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c519d788-556f-46c5-a2b0-fcbd4b24576A/labo-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z GM Canada workers narrowly approve sellout deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/unif-s26.html Having rammed through a concessionary 4-year “pattern agreement” at GM, Unifor will now try to impose it on workers employed at Ford’s and Fiat-Chrysler’s Canadian operations. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aed4668-f320-42f8-8c6a-7ac29970e0eF/unif-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/veto-s26.html With his veto, Obama is seeking to maintain ties with the monarchy in Saudi Arabia by stifling any inquiries into its role in the 9/11 attacks. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7a57a9c-1f0f-4be1-a35f-b5ca8a9db96G/veto-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania workers’ wages decline while rich become richer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/penn-s26.html A recent report underscores the economic decline workers have experienced over the past half century while the super-rich carried out a “radical redistribution” of wealth. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e649f5-c465-4207-b176-ed7af4ebb0cB/penn-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Two years since the kidnapping of the 43 Ayotzinapa students in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/ayot-s26.html Two years after the disappearance of the teaching students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, the Peña Nieto administration continues to shield the real culprits. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e386f25-7da3-48dd-9b70-fc14c501a8dK/ayot-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z GM autoworkers denounce Unifor at ratification meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/unin-s26.html Workers at the ratification vote decried the union’s refusal to release the full contract and its collusion with GM management. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/832ed076-ee09-496a-bcaa-99027244d86O/unin-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z French right-wing candidate Alain Juppé warns of rising anti-Muslim hysteria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/ajup-s26.html Juppé’s party played a major role in stoking anti-Muslim sentiment, and his statement that it has placed France on the verge of “civil war” is a damning self-indictment. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8b9ae04-3794-4945-ae31-9884b7a9bcdF/ajup-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Croatian parliamentary election fails to resolve political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/croa-s26.html Only 54 percent, slightly more than half, of eligible voters took part in the election, 10 percent fewer than in the last election 10 months ago. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3cb82fb-2528-426c-bd2c-46b383c27b6E/croa-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Number of London homeless sleeping on the streets tops 8,000 nightly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/lond-o26.html More than 8,000 people "sleep rough" in London each night, and for these vulnerable citizens the average life expectancy is just 47 years. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a36ca789-2a62-4665-928a-5a1f62499cdH/lond-o26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Australian government claims refugee policy “best in the world” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/refu-s26.html At the UN summit, Prime Minister Turnbull urged countries to adopt Australia’s “border protection” regime. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c07c0433-a7e8-45e8-9ac6-ff642a66331D/refu-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka government raises VAT following IMF demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/econ-s26.html The increased taxes highlight the International Monetary Fund’s control over Sri Lankan financial and economic affairs. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f1abd84-833f-4d5e-99df-9a46cf50051J/econ-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z US autoworkers speak out on war, inequality and the 2016 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/auto-s26.html In working class cities, suburbs and rural towns across the United States, the hatred for Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is palpable. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7b30193-86a0-4065-aa18-2a0fe578459M/auto-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidates to be on the ballot in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/ball-s26.html The accomplishment followed efforts of SEP members in Louisiana, who traveled throughout the state’s six congressional districts to get the required electors. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4495919-2762-4136-b549-dc01631d0f8P/ball-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Students at Wayne State and San Diego State universities speak on war and the 2016 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/iyss-s26.html The IYSSE interviewed students and youth across the country at student welcome week events at the beginning of the school year. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b8b5833-2183-4ebe-a3f0-282c50315a9A/iyss-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 26-October 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/twih-s26.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae389e96-d436-4953-829b-15ff3d327c5P/twih-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Police violence and the social crisis in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/pers-s24.html Both the killing of Keith Scott and the protests that have erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina starkly expose the deep social tensions and class divisions in America. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a7dcf89-7374-4292-8377-1be9578331fD/pers-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Top US general warns Syrian “no-fly” zone means war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/syri-s24.html Marine General Joseph Dunford’s warning came amid plans for escalating the US intervention in the region and intensified fighting in Syria. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9042a1ac-576c-44ad-b8ca-48da5031613P/syri-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Lessons of Labour’s leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/corb-s24.html The following statement is being distributed at the Labour Party Special Conference and the Momentum-backed The World Transformed event this weekend. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05f84c6f-58cd-4a5b-9e7d-875fc7e5f30M/corb-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Clinton steps up anti-Russian campaign against Trump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/clin-s24.html Former top national security officials are spearheading the neo-McCarthyite effort to portray the Republican presidential candidate as a tool of Moscow. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d59c128-faba-4035-8a0b-37385eb9fd5D/clin-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Jeremy Corbyn re-elected leader of UK Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/labo-s24.html Corbyn’s victory was achieved in the teeth of a coup attempt led by the party’s Blairite wing. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f56b292-dead-479a-8959-d484e411dc3C/labo-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Yahoo reports 500 million user accounts were hacked in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/yaho-s24.html Although Yahoo’s assertion that the breach was the work of a state-sponsored hacker has been repeated widely in news reports, no facts have been presented to substantiate the claim. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd2a5201-66a8-407d-9531-51de4f32cd6O/yaho-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico hit by nationwide blackout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/rico-s24.html After a breakdown of a plant that had not been maintained for decades, authorities are trading blame for the failure to maintain the island’s outdated infrastructure. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0682c013-3021-4745-ac4c-e33c0e66463F/rico-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Biden meets with Central American leaders on refugee crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/immi-s24.html Vice President Biden met with leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to further draconian US immigration policies against the thousands of refugees fleeing the region. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b282ac3-6f5c-416c-923f-e0339bbfdd0C/immi-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Build rank-and-file committees to resist Unifor sellout! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/unif-s24.html A “No” vote is an important first step in galvanizing the opposition of autoworkers throughout North America to concessions and givebacks enforced by Unifor and the UAW. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3764c836-4894-47cb-badd-0141943e421H/unif-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Greater Manchester, England: Labour-controlled authority threatens all firefighters’ jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/fire-s24.html Firefighters the length and breadth of the UK are facing similar attacks on jobs and conditions, jeopardising their own safety and that of the public. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f58b355-5acb-412c-bdf3-5fdc34736a7J/fire-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Germany: Green-conservative coalition in Baden-Württemberg backs domestic army operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/gree-s24.html The coalition under Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) and Thomas Strobl (CDU) has become a spearhead of militarism, austerity and attacks on refugees. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/634e83f3-861f-435c-bec9-75738732777M/gree-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z SPD continues talks with the Left Party, Greens about next Berlin Senate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/berl-s24.html The Social Democratic Party (SPD), Greens and Left Party have left it in no doubt that a so-called “red-red-green” Senate would pursue an extremely right-wing agenda. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10210825-f914-482c-88d4-13f5570fb16J/berl-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Unrest in the Congo: Political turmoil rocks Kinshasa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/cong-s24.html Washington’s concern is for the vast mineral wealth of the Congo, and for the existence of a reliable and pliant regime in Kinshasa to facilitate its exploitation. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/061d1237-d107-4e56-9ef2-c6975cff639G/cong-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Australian brewery still operating as unions isolate sacked workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/cubd-s24.html The trade unions have opposed any unified industrial and political action to win reinstatement of the Carlton & United Breweries maintenance workers. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c96cecf-13cf-464a-935f-90a310944edL/cubd-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Australia: Thousands more jobs being destroyed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/jobs-s24.html Better-paying jobs are being eliminated throughout mining-related and manufacturing industries. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43eb656d-027e-4887-a8ba-238d3542998M/jobs-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Mobilise workers against Sri Lanka’s Sirisena-Wickremesinghe-Sampanthan regime! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/jaff-s24.html Workers and youth joining a rally against the Tamil Nationalist Alliance in Jaffna need a socialist perspective to unite workers of all ethnicities in struggle against war. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e66d869-403d-420d-ad59-06f2039e62eP/jaff-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Financial parasitism and the rising war danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/econ-j24.html Far from bringing about economic “recovery,” the promotion of the very parasitism which led to the 2008 crash has become de facto the official policy of the world’s major financial authorities. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42045ff2-1718-4d8c-9a46-b44e0b056ecP/econ-j24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate warns of war dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/mtgs-s24.html The meetings in both Ann Arbor and Detroit sparked intense discussion, questions and interest in the party’s election campaign and its history. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eb1445b-2681-44c5-a86d-0e1cf6c5ad5N/mtgs-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/24/wkrs-s24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d8e7297-9479-4c22-aec2-2715ae1c520D/wkrs-s24.html 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z Protests continue in Charlotte, North Carolina as police refuse to release video of fatal shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/char-s23.html North Carolina’s National Guard deployed on the streets of Charlotte Thursday after the state’s governor declared a state of emergency in response to protests over the latest police killing. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe72d603-7642-4da9-a358-1f3011d0e30L/char-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z The New York bombings: Feeding the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/pers-s23.html As with virtually every other terrorist act on American soil since 9/11, the latest bombings were carried out by someone known to US intelligence agencies. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73b237bc-3bad-40ec-98a7-4c374436528M/pers-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Germany and France press ahead with a European military union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/germ-s23.html A joint paper by the German and French defence ministers calls for the development of an independent European military and great power policy. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afb64154-7476-47a8-8477-9a5ef4b2b4eN/germ-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z German foreign minister calls for no-fly zone over Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/gsyr-s23.html A no-fly zone enforced by the US, Germany or other NATO powers would not be a peace initiative, but rather the prelude to a vast escalation of the Western-incited war for regime change in Syria. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7906529-2740-4566-a5fb-f552bc0478bK/gsyr-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Blairite coup to continue despite UK Labour leadership vote outcome http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/corb-s23.html Jeremy Corbyn is expected to win the Labour Party leadership contest comfortably against his challenger, Owen Smith, despite the vicious campaign, initiated by the Blairite right wing, to depose him. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96fead70-297b-4370-9632-1c0e7661f77G/corb-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z ECB signals more austerity amid mounting economic divisions in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/ecbd-s23.html Despite a deepening economic slump, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi signaled continued austerity against workers and handouts to the banks. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4548e5ee-abc4-473e-85df-68a037f15c9C/ecbd-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z India’s Defence Minister reaffirms vow to “punish” Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/kash-s23.html Combining colossal stupidity with criminal recklessness, India’s Defence Minister pooh-poohed Pakistan’s threats to use its recently deployed tactical nuclear weapons sooner rather than later in any war. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b8ac3a6-4abd-416c-8f31-2b188f8b655F/kash-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z CEO of EpiPen maker testifies before US Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/epip-s23.html The congressional hearing was called after Mylan acquired the EpiPen from another company and then hiked the price by more than 500 percent. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22c92e5c-741e-445c-988d-c92ec228f83N/epip-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds feared drowned as migrant boat capsizes off Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/egyp-s23.html European governments and the European Union bear full responsibility for turning the Mediterranean into a watery grave. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/761beb7f-cd9a-4e26-9fc7-7dda9f79398G/egyp-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Unifor refuses to release “contract” before Sunday vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/23/unif-s23.html Opposition is growing to Unifor’s attempt to ram through a sell-out deal without even providing the supposed “agreement” to General Motors Canada workers. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab24a39a-e1cd-46ce-b7d3-3843a3cda5aB/unif-s23.html 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z