English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Putin accuses US of colluding in downing of Russian plane http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/russ-n28.html Washington is responding to the shoot-down of the Russian jet by provocatively escalating its funding of proxy forces fighting Russia. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad5e4f64-b482-4e77-b28c-1a6f8772759G/russ-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z No to German intervention in Syria! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/pers-n28.html The decision of the German government to participate in the war in Syria marks a new stage in the resurgence of German militarism. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1536ac2-7f21-406c-be8e-250f915f16aF/pers-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z French President Hollande proposes anti-ISIS alliance in Syria to Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/brux-n28.html Hollande’s meeting with Vladimir Putin took place two days after Turkish fighters shot down a Russian bomber along the Syrian-Turkish border. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08a966c6-5f8f-45c1-a0eb-b27057346a7L/brux-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Labour split over UK Syria intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/corb-n28.html Labour leader Corbyn is avoiding any conflict with the right wing in his party, while downplaying the danger of a third world war set in motion through the Syrian conflict. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfe2df03-81af-449c-9cdb-b65ac352fddL/corb-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Three reported dead, nine injured in shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/colo-n28.html Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of reproductive health care for women in the US, has been repeatedly targeted by right-wing political forces for performing abortions. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d081ba60-cbb7-4537-9fc1-ce632902d3cI/colo-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z UAW moves to wrap up concessions contracts for Nexteer workers, component drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/next-n28.html After pushing through sellout agreements at the Big Three, the UAW is planning similar contracts for parts companies. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42f16948-9326-4e80-8224-338cf9c1bb5A/next-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Trump spews racism and anti-Muslim bigotry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/trum-n28.html Currently leading in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, the billionaire backs torture, and forced registration of Muslim Americans in preparation for mass detention. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90fc9f29-88ff-44bc-a147-b82b1480b7fO/trum-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z US steelmakers attack employee health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/steel-n28.html Steelmakers ArcelorMittal and US Steel each took steps over the past month to shift health care costs onto the backs of workers or retirees. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a60388ff-e69f-4678-898e-d94b928982eB/steel-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Canada’s government rewrites refugee plan to appease right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/cana-n28.html The Liberal government has reduced the numbers of refugees to be accepted by year’s end and imposed discriminatory restrictions on who will be allowed to find asylum in Canada. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d482fdf-7a73-43e9-b8b5-2197fb152b8A/cana-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Saudi monarchy to behead more than fifty in political mass execution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/saud-n28.html The US-backed Saudi monarchy is responding to its growing internal crisis with war and repression. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4421404-449d-441d-973c-2776ebff5a1H/saud-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Ethiopia suffering worst drought in decades http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/etdr-n28.html Ethiopian schools, hospitals and other critical facilities have been closed by water and food shortages and 350,000 children are experiencing acute malnutrition. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5255ea77-b1e7-4a89-8184-7596bcfa493F/etdr-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Australian Greens posturing on war and refugees exposed at public meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/refu-n28.html None of the speakers mentioned the direct connection between the refugee crisis and the war drive by the US and its allies, including Australia. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b793cdc-e291-4a1e-a1a3-fa286aeb842I/refu-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government presents austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/sril-n28.html The budget will impose new financial burdens on working people while granting significant concessions for local and foreign capital. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24e5dbd8-590e-4127-a505-5de82776c7fP/sril-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Australian government unveils new pro-business “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/harp-n28.html Entire areas of “human services”—including public health and education—will be thrown open to exploitation by cost-cutting corporate operators. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f852224-56fe-4343-948a-e26e5946035D/harp-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z IYSSE runs candidates for student parliament election at Humboldt University in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/humb-n28.html The IYSSE is fighting to prevent the university from being transformed into a centre for right-wing and militaristic propaganda. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1762b13e-bb5f-436f-9bf2-c415d588042N/humb-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Yanis Varoufakis in Australia: A political cover for his role in Syriza’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/varo-n28.html Varoufakis admitted in a lecture at the University of Sydney that he had extracted “blood out of stone” in order to repay Greece's creditors. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ada4310-6e02-437f-822b-e224bb382f0D/varo-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Sarah Gavron’s <em>Suffragette</em>: What do Mrs. Pankhurst and an East End laundress have in common? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/suff-n28.html British filmmaker Sarah Gavron’s <em>Suffragette</em> is a fictionalized account of the women’s voting rights movement in Britain in the pre-World War I period. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0402a78a-9c2f-491f-98fb-0c10f2a10c1H/suff-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/28/labo-n28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f19f501-96f9-47f9-a75f-f3e1b84dc53O/labo-n28.html 2015-11-28T05:00:00Z European governments plan intensified military intervention in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/syri-n27.html Whoever is not prepared for military intervention in the struggle of the major powers for influence in the Middle East will be left out of any division of the spoils. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bd793fc-7308-499c-9841-c33a838c4fcP/syri-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z British PM sets out plans for Syrian partition and moves against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/came-n27.html Cameron’s speech was a conscious and wilful deception of the British public as to the advanced dangers of a new world war. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7dd5ba0-9b24-49cf-848f-31f9bedde6fG/came-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z Syria and the South China Sea: Two flashpoints for world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/pers-n27.html US strategists have long regarded the Eurasian landmass as the key to world domination and view China and Russia as the chief obstacles to American ambitions. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f358e4cf-68aa-425e-880b-b8f2a725c49E/pers-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z New data on police foreknowledge of terrorists raise questions on Paris attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/pari-n27.html While the state is giving massive new powers to police supposedly to stop terrorism, intelligence agencies could have stopped the attacks with their existing powers. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c11907e5-9ba9-4141-9e0a-6decde5f966K/pari-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z German government sends more troops to Mali and northern Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/germ-n27.html While presented as “help for France” in response to the Paris attacks, these missions have been planned long in advance and are integral to Germany’s aggressive new foreign policy. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e27ad806-7b44-4752-bb77-0352643c75cD/germ-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z Giant US insurer threatens to exit Obamacare coverage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/heal-n27.html With health insurers leaving the health care exchanges and individuals facing soaring costs, the fraud of Obamacare is being revealed more clearly with each passing year. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4da3c2ae-2d5c-4f95-9625-51bc69b5f07I/heal-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z Manhattan Project fallout: Nuclear waste health catastrophe in St. Louis, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/nucl-n27.html Nuclear waste dumps from the Manhattan Project have resulted in clustering of unusually high cancer rates in younger people and children. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d26793eb-f5fc-4b55-9578-83d295d9ce6D/nucl-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z A portrait of Birmingham, Alabama neighborhood where one-year-old was killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/ala-n27.html The East Lake neighborhood, one of Birmingham’s oldest, has a reputation for poverty, violence and drug abuse. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad65b780-859e-4afe-853f-bcafa11ebf9K/ala-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Five years after the Pike River mine disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/prco-n27.html No one has been brought to justice because the company, successive governments and the unions are all complicit in the unsafe conditions that led to the tragedy. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13c820a7-5a3a-4b29-b971-483e0918cc4L/prco-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z India: Modi announces new wave of pro-investor reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/indi-n27.html In an attempt to kick-start India’s languishing economy, the BJP government has raised or outright eliminated foreign investment caps. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9ac7ae3-956d-4422-938c-db45da61c5aK/indi-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z Australian state government rejects Chinese bid for electricity company http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/aust-n27.html State Grid’s offer was turned down after a hysterical campaign presenting it as a threat to “national security.” Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f032744a-980f-43de-9424-6be44a1ce12E/aust-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z Australian bushfires tragically confirm Climate Council warnings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/fire-n27.html Hot, dry weather conducive to bushfires is extending beyond the traditional summer months. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b67f14b-6b14-4334-8713-292819291baE/fire-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z <em>Iraqi Odyssey</em> opens in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/iraq-n27.html This elegantly composed documentary attempts to interweave the complex saga of the director’s own family with the larger history of Iraq over the past half-century or more. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1df453a4-09f8-4f56-a50e-a3f592a459dA/iraq-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z Belgian workers strike during anti-terror lockdown undermined by trade unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/belg-n27.html The trade unions kept the strike within regional limits, blocking it from spreading along the whole network of the national railway system. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/926ef615-b5ff-49b3-af33-b7e3fc35d74E/belg-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/27/euro-n27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14166dd8-56c6-4818-a489-4914aad49d3H/euro-n27.html 2015-11-27T05:00:00Z A police killing and a criminal conspiracy in Chicago, Illinois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/pers-n26.html The brutal police murder of Laquan McDonald was followed by a line-up of the police, the political authorities, the media and the “civil rights” establishment to cover up the crime under a barrage of lies. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38106fd3-ebbd-408f-b513-f566e5663ffB/pers-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z US-Russian tensions surge after Turkey downs Russian jet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/turk-n26.html The decision to shoot down the Russian bomber was the result of a standing order issued at the highest levels of the Turkish state. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ec2eaad-e7b3-46c2-9226-aec05af53c6C/turk-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z Pentagon report whitewashes bombing of Doctors Without Borders hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/kund-n26.html While the actual report remains secret, the US military offered a summary of its internal findings on the destruction of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan by US forces last month. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5956f44-1e8f-4dc4-859c-f206ea969f7K/kund-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z UAW, media silent on allegations of fraud in Ford contract vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/ford-n26.html It is nearly one week since the conclusion of the vote at Ford, and there has been no reaction by the corporate media or the United Auto Workers to widespread claims of vote rigging. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e73759-db10-4247-bd6c-e6182c3acb5D/ford-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z One year since the murder of Tamir Rice, police who killed him are still free http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/rice-n26.html Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by Cleveland, Ohio, police on November 22, 2014, as the boy was playing with a toy gun in a park near his home. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccb6201b-9ea3-45be-a61d-6bcd6a95d06A/rice-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z Ashland, Kentucky steel furnace idled http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/appa-n26.html In Ashland, Kentucky, 1,100 employees of AK Steel received notice that they would be laid off in mid-December, just before Christmas. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/023f9ede-01b9-4caa-a262-ffb62be8226E/appa-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z VW workers to bear the cost of emissions scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/volk-n26.html The VW group works council and the IG Metall union are working behind the scenes to pass the costs onto the workforce through job losses and wage cuts. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23065364-efa0-4999-84c0-ecfa8050e40A/volk-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z Slovenia begins construction of border fence against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/slov-n26.html Slovenia is the latest European country to erect a border fence to keep out refugees seeking to flee the imperialist-instigated wars in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86cbc53c-cc07-4390-99af-407458b2f5cD/slov-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z UK government outlines unprecedented public spending cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/autu-n25.html In just 10 years, from 2010 through 2020, government spending as a percentage of GDP is projected to fall by 10 percent, with disastrous consequences for millions of people. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaa99c8e-e3cd-4256-bf50-84bd4240d5dP/autu-n25.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z UK: What is the “Northern Powerhouse”? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/nort-n26.html Under the control of the Labourites, each city and region within the Northern Powerhouse is involved in a cutthroat struggle for investment and the slashing of wages. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aebf3b6b-9c73-4112-b9d9-63bbe6b3c96B/nort-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z Right-wing presidential candidate Mauricio Macri elected in Argentina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/arge-n26.html Far from being a popular endorsement of Macri, the results of last Sunday’s elections are a mass repudiation of Peronism and the administration of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/513f23eb-3164-48f2-8a03-9fb73ba689fN/arge-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z US seeks to expand influence in Burma at China’s expense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/burm-n26.html Washington has long regarded Aung San Suu Kyi as its key political asset in Burma, which is strategically located on China’s border. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ba4e392-ec5a-4d5b-b8fe-5471aa490c4J/burm-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z South Korean government pushes new anti-democratic laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/kore-n26.html Exploiting the Paris attacks, Park Geun-hye’s administration is seeking anti-terror legislation that will be used more broadly against the working class. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa674414-caf6-432f-a6a6-99e7da98f65D/kore-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z <em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2</em>: Worn seriously thin by now http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/26/hung-n26.html The new film treats the climax of the struggle in Panem between the rebels, morally led by Katniss Everdeen, and the forces of the Capitol, presided over by the tyrannical President Coriolanus Snow. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8fe7e2d-ff92-4577-b2ab-061e6665840I/hung-n26.html 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet and the danger of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/pers-n25.html 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee29ea03-beac-4c6f-9f9b-261ccbbaeccH/pers-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Ukrainian officials endorse Turkish downing of Russian jet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/ukra-n25.html 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 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/385d3b59-9086-4faf-a8bf-a0dca7d336bO/ukra-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Protests erupt in Chicago after release of video showing police murder of 17-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/chic-n25.html 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f12ae7c-3663-419b-bb5b-ec9a28ca276A/chic-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Masked gunmen open fire, wound five at Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/minn-n25.html The gunmen opened fire at activists protesting the November 15 shooting of unarmed 24-year old Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police. None of the injuries were fatal. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5260158-b7a0-4d18-b3fd-c341df925adM/minn-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Thousands of Chicago teachers rally to defend jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/ctur-n25.html 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e406e1c8-2706-4aad-8fe9-37a0cb592d5D/ctur-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Right-wing Democrat wins governorship in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/loui-n25.html John Bel Edwards, a state legislator and former Army Ranger, defeated US senator David Vitter in a November 21 runoff election. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c41e4cc-3646-4aa9-8d9a-38414986a28O/loui-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z West Virginia jury deliberates in trial of former Massey CEO Don Blankenship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/blan-n25.html 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef833af4-03f2-47d6-a92c-f8b2e6f6286O/blan-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z New right-wing, anti-Russian government takes power in Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/pola-n25.html The new Polish government advocates an aggressive foreign policy and attacks on the social and democratic rights of the population. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3d6af58-3f40-4ccb-b97e-8369f6d2c3cK/pola-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Two killed, five injured in Welsh steel mill explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/stee-n25.html 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baad9f44-1953-4ad1-b3ff-1757969b84cO/stee-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Australian PM ramps up “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/turn-n25.html 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfe48374-1360-41bb-bd67-d74c3bb3626H/turn-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Over 100 dead in Burmese landslide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/burm-n25.html The victims were impoverished workers who fossick for jade in one of the country’s most lucrative industries. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcd87ced-14cb-4dfa-a0a4-72bc67c79aaI/burm-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Anti-Muslim rallies in Australia: A byproduct of the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/recl-n25.html Sunday’s protests had the character of a well-rehearsed political pantomime, staged for the benefit of the media and the police agencies. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32563bac-137d-41ad-aac1-0ecb2c1165eM/recl-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z September 11 and the Paris terrorist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/pari-n25.html 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. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4c7f520-db9d-4978-b283-8ce5731d1d4B/pari-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z <em>The Factory</em>: Documentary brings Indian auto workers’ struggle to an international audience http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/fact-n25.html The documentary from filmmaker Rahul Roy sheds important light on the brutal conditions facing workers in India’s rapidly expanding, globally integrated auto industry. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e08f1259-ba1c-4290-a5fe-bc711ea8f56P/fact-n25.html 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z Cameron, Hollande meet to discuss military escalation in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/defe-n24.html The British prime minister’s meeting with French President François Hollande was aimed at securing a vote in the UK parliament for war in Syria. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/019092b2-c70a-4ead-914d-2134d95e61fP/defe-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Obama orders probe of “faulty intelligence” on ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/isis-n24.html Underlying the altered intelligence reports is the duplicitous US policy in Syria, which remains focused on achieving regime change. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeececd5-a430-4615-9bab-75c26c97865I/isis-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Official justifications for Brussels lockdown unravel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/brus-n24.html Popular frustration rose yesterday across Belgium as contradictions mounted in the official justifications for the continuing police lockdown of Brussels. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31a1390d-df65-4262-ac42-660b9691b2fF/brus-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z After Paris attacks, Spain offers to reinforce French troops in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/spai-n24.html Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has offered to replace French troops deployed in missions in Africa so Paris can free up more forces for the fight against Islamic State (IS), both in France itself and in Syria and Iraq. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91730891-653a-4bb3-adf8-c5828f50666I/spai-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Canada: Right seeks to whip up backlash against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/cana-n24.html Declaring Syrian refugees a “security threat,” the Conservatives are demanding the government drop its plan to accept 25,000 refugees by the end of 2015. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2083109f-e440-4e8b-b377-bb68474d984D/cana-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Thousands of refugees stuck on the Balkan route http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/refu-n24.html Under pressure from France and Germany, the Balkan countries are refusing to allow those deemed “economic migrants” to cross their borders, a violation of international law. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32c4995e-8df0-42a2-9f45-259e70dd2feF/refu-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Capacity to generate global economic growth “under question” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/econ-n24.html There is a growing realisation among policymakers that their economic models are no longer applicable. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8754aca-5d5a-4e20-b6f5-537d95c9029M/econ-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Accusations mount of UAW vote-rigging in Ford contract ratification http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/ford-n24.html Attention in particular is focused on UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan where a huge “yes” vote allegedly provided the margin for ratification by a razor-thin 51 percent. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edc9b902-b2ff-4fa0-a546-845d0f62ad8F/ford-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Scottish police flout law to uncover journalist sources http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/scot-n24.html An independent investigation has revealed that 34 police forces, over the course of three years, accessed the data of 105 journalists and 242 sources. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c413ac8-71c8-48eb-91cf-b2d32194011D/scot-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z NZ-US military exercise rehearses for incursion into Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/nzmi-n24.html The war games are a sharp warning to the tiny states throughout the Pacific of what is in store if they defy the US-led drive against China. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/601d8dc5-43e5-4427-bab7-42335a299b4J/nzmi-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Australian state-funded networks provide platform for extreme-right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/medi-n24.html Extensive media coverage of anti-Islamic organisations is in line with the government’s preparations for war and deeper attacks on democratic rights. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c82a0b11-3d1b-4f7a-82bd-cd02fcff32bA/medi-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Financial parasitism and the destruction of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/pers-n24.html Under conditions of deepening economic and political crisis, the world’s ruling classes are willing to use any means necessary to ensure their continued monopolization of society’s wealth. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c48c5733-33de-4da8-974c-7c4201527f8C/pers-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Mehring Books holiday sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/mehr-n24.html 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. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/359ed5ab-580e-40b6-883e-a807a6798ccL/mehr-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z The UAW’s illegitimate vote at Ford http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/25/ford-n24.html 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. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98dafc4c-c8c5-468c-8bcb-ccc1f7fdcb4J/ford-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/24/wkrs-n24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b2f2a36-61f9-4062-8de0-88a8ce777fdO/wkrs-n24.html 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z After Paris attacks, Brussels placed on lockdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/brus-n23.html Heavily armed police units launched large-scale manhunts across the Brussels area, but announced late last night that they had not found suspects, weapons or explosives. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48361e3d-3125-4572-92b7-975d6a16cc9C/brus-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Lessons of the autoworkers’ battle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/pers-n23.html The resort to gangster-like methods has further discredited the UAW and taught workers that the only way they can defend their interests is by casting off the dead weight of this corporate-labor syndicate. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29ab1ab9-db0d-48cb-b453-0b2f1b5e2a2A/pers-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Australian workers and youth denounce war drive after Paris attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/pari-n23.html Workers and young people spoke out against the use of the Paris terror attacks to escalate the drive to war and the assault on democratic rights. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37d24424-3378-4d16-92d4-2e01a7e603eI/pari-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z German government preparing military intervention in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/germ-n23.html In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the German ruling elite is accelerating its shift to an aggressive foreign policy. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00412065-6da0-4709-9d62-8df89397bccP/germ-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z US, China trade diplomatic blows over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/asea-n23.html Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin condemned the intrusion of a US navy destroyer within the 12-mile limit of its islands as a “political provocation.” Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8544a508-657e-4312-85d9-87a5ebef472D/asea-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor Party attacks government over Chinese port contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/darw-n23.html Labor’s subservience to Washington and the US-Australia alliance is in line with its entire history. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1930b3c5-a89d-4b37-978c-f3f9d2542f5B/darw-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Turkish video shows Greek coast guard trying to sink refugee raft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/refu-n23.html More than 600,000 refugees from the Middle East and Africa have made the treacherous journey to Greece by sea, and thousands have drowned making the attempt. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/182a4c84-b01a-4f7e-998d-540df15b589H/refu-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Russia declares state of emergency in Crimea after blasts leave 1.6 million without power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/ukra-n23.html Efforts to repair electrical infrastructure have faced violent opposition from far-right militias allied to the US-backed Ukrainian regime. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5299dc7-8d3a-479c-ba3d-f2181e27dd9P/ukra-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Dearborn Assembly workers allege fraud in UAW-Ford contract vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/ford-n23.html Autoworkers reacted with disbelief, anger and profound skepticism to the United Auto Workers’ announcement Friday that its agreement with Ford had been ratified with 51 percent support. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e49e1e0-7503-41d8-a420-4b0baf03a4aD/ford-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z New York City police deploy new counterterrorism unit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/nycp-n23.html The ultimate purpose of the new police unit is to deal with opposition from the city’s increasingly impoverished working class to growing social inequality and the drive toward war. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca6fdce9-d8fb-479d-9043-d027ef22ffdD/nycp-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z City of Chicago prepares crackdown on protests in advance of release of police murder video http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/chic-n23.html On November 19, Cook County Judge Franklin Valderrama ruled in favor of the release of dash camera video depicting an officer shooting an African-American youth 16 times. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e39ef817-d814-4a36-ac52-4e4c587b765P/chic-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z UK Chancellor “negotiates” decimation of public services ahead of spending review http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/cuts-n23.html Chancellor George Osborne is demanding that governmental departments slash their expenditures by up to 40 percent. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e030418d-3600-45d3-9cf5-902edb198f0G/cuts-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z More cuts to come as UK economy heads towards deeper crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/ukec-n23.html New data shows that the UK economy is fragile and teetering on the edge of a major crisis. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b2f5870-6b9a-452b-a48f-1782286e5dcN/ukec-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Canada’s finance minister acknowledges sharp economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/cana-n23.html Finance Minister Bill Morneau vowed the Liberals will implement their pledge to eliminate the budget deficit in 2019, even if that requires steeper cuts. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba63a705-7f7f-4832-b30c-395e5cb21c6F/cana-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Bangladeshi government executes two opposition leaders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/bang-n23.html The Awami League-led government revived the 1971 charges as a means of diverting working class and student discontent. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ee697a1-bb44-4d75-b2bc-33be07f95b2H/bang-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z Meetings in Germany mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/trot-n23.html Over 200 people participated in meetings organised by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality in the cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Bochum. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86670da7-5c60-46b2-afe1-fc8812c65a2K/trot-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z This week in history: November 23-29 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/23/twih-n23.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dca4275d-59b0-4aef-be1a-cda2dcf0a87L/twih-n23.html 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z