English http://www.wsws.org/en/ The 2016 elections and the dead-end of “lesser evil” politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/pers-o24.html Republican Donald Trump is a billionaire demagogue seeking to lay the basis for a fascistic movement; Hillary Clinton is the representative of Wall Street and the military-intelligence apparatus. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b645887-6543-4f05-a066-4b435063305C/pers-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Roger Cohen of the New York Times declares that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/semi-o24.html Cohen’s attack on the left’s “anti-Semitism,” which seeks to proscribe all criticism of Israel, is a slander directed in particular against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76decd03-072e-4eba-9749-1517449f444N/semi-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z AT&amp;T-Time Warner merger to expand corporate, state control of media http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/merg-o24.html If the merger goes through, this quasi-state entity will be in a position to directly control the content of much of the news and entertainment accessed by the public. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b34fcaf-0077-4497-a18d-fdda50ddc26N/merg-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Mosul offensive intensifies regional tensions as Turkish soldiers intervene in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/iraq-o24.html The dispute between the Iraqi and Turkish governments is only one of a vast array of regional and sectarian divisions being inflamed by the US-backed offensive on the northern Iraqi city. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aba1446d-ab5c-4c03-96c5-21a436dd6e5G/iraq-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Legal challenge to Brexit threatens constitutional crisis in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/brex-o24.html Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will activate Article 50 by the end of next March. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aab7ff8-7bbd-498b-bad8-0f7e2d235b4P/brex-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z The TV film “Terror” and the attack on democratic rights in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/terr-o24.html The TV film “Terror—Your Verdict” was a deliberate political spectacle to promote German militarism, undermine the constitution, and nullify elementary democratic rights. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c964e1ce-1d46-4fff-a32e-c174af3a4d3O/terr-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Right-wing candidates’ debate advocates austerity, police-state measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/fran-o24.html The French political establishment is unanimous that anti-Muslim hatred and police-state forms of rule are to become permanent features of political life. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3addc213-1c34-48eb-8654-1e5a689af4cF/fran-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Police murder of two Jaffna University students expose Sri Lankan Tamil nationalists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/jaff-o24.html The police murder exposed the Tamil nationalists’ collaboration with Washington and Colombo in setting up police-state forms of rule in northern Sri Lanka. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b23012b-e368-447b-a329-c247da3ae9fB/jaff-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Boston: Two excavation workers drown in a 12-foot-deep trench http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/bost-o24.html While the contractor for the job has been cited dozens of times for safety violations, it is not the only construction company risking the lives of Massachusetts workers. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4fb14f1-798f-4c71-9c44-052026e4016M/bost-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Clinton and Trump committed to new attacks on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/scho-o24.html A new report throws into sharp relief both the advanced stage of decay of American public school education and the hostility to it of both Trump and Clinton. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/152040b3-1b37-44f7-a685-1b88cfd48f7G/scho-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Canada to partner with France in waging war in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/caaf-o24.html Under the guise of promoting peace and fighting “Islamist terror,” Canadian imperialism is preparing to advance its growing economic and geopolitical interests in Africa. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d46a4cfd-0ba5-4ac2-adfe-c14d481117fE/caaf-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Liberals impose austerity in Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/cana-o24.html The Liberals have cut public sector jobs, hiked taxes, and slashed public services after plummeting oil prices blew a hole in the province’s budget. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a60487c4-bb6d-4e90-b295-3bc3d64c53cL/cana-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Report signals renewed US pressure on Australia to line up against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/aust-o24.html The US Studies Centre document examines risks to the US-Australia alliance, raising concerns, in particular, about the lack of public support for the US military build-up in Asia. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c410dea-b730-4453-bff0-9524511dcf2A/aust-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation workers protest union wage deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/plan%5D-o24.html The union-plantation association deal locks workers into increased productivity rates for the next two years in exchange for a negligible wage rise. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c133a7-2bcb-4906-aedf-674939d2baaP/plan%5D-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z <em>The Magnificent Seven</em>: Hollywood remakes and the problem of diminishing returns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/magn-o24.html The film, a remake of the 1960 original, tells the story of a band of hired guns who defend a small town from marauders. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9c90dc3-43cc-43c0-86b1-f84fad29f0bM/magn-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 24-30 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/24/twih-o24.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07a40e1a-36e8-41fb-a4e3-49f1c631a5bC/twih-o24.html 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z Turkish bombing in Syria threatens wider war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/syri-o22.html The fractious and mutually antagonistic alliances forged by Washington in its interventions in Syria and Iraq threaten to explode into a regional and perhaps a world war. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/901d5dd4-ebbc-4552-bef8-6af46391471P/syri-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z What is behind the anti-Russia campaign in the US? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/pers-o22.html A major theme of the 2016 US presidential campaign has been the campaign to depict Russia as intent on manipulating the election through cyber warfare. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60d78fc7-e34a-49ec-9e25-31878e051e4J/pers-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Divisions grow at EU summit over trans-Atlantic trade, war drive against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/divi-o22.html The European Union is incapable not only of reaching agreement on policy, but of hiding the increasingly embittered tensions among its member states. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5effed4f-65c5-49b8-b385-8c11e585bffB/divi-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z US navy sends destroyer to challenge China in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/scse-o22.html The latest US “freedom of navigation” operation came as Philippine President Duterte’s tilt to Beijing dealt a blow to Washington’s “pivot to Asia” strategy. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c2d9de0-c364-49a6-8c1d-2b43e6f30efC/scse-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Massive cyberattack shuts down large sections of the Internet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/dosa-o22.html The assault was very large in scale and sophisticated in coordination. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a3525b6-e4b7-4850-9c5c-ebd99a21784H/dosa-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Union ends strike at Pennsylvania state campuses, pushes concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/penn-o22.html Union leaders ordered 5,500 striking faculty and coaches to take down picket lines Friday, caving in to management demands for salary and benefit cuts. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dd4e034-cd1c-4b46-b983-6e351f64930F/penn-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z SAG-AFTRA video game performers on strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/saga-o22.html Video games actors went on strike Friday against several large corporations for better pay, safety, transparency. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe8fe629-e4f6-4013-8881-e154b4faccfO/saga-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Latest NYPD killing highlights de Blasio’s history of defending the police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/debo-o22.html The Democratic mayor's routine response to police killings is to seek to appease public anger while defending the NYPD’s egregious actions as the product of insufficient training. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44fef34b-721e-423d-b096-b98ef24b516B/debo-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Report reveals vast scale of US “secret law” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/slaw-o22.html “Secret law,” as detailed in a report from the Brennan Center for Justice, is an increasingly routine tool used by the US government to prevent public discussion of its actions. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b83b6a7-162f-4cba-96ee-c385b44a984N/slaw-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Police stage right-wing, law and order protest in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/poli-o22.html The Socialist Party government has cultivated the police as its main social base, and police are now aggressively advancing demands for more resources and powers. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78e8bfa0-d5e7-4fdd-9283-bdf100ce055E/poli-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Germany: The liquidation of the Kaiser’s Tengelmann supermarket chain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/kais-o22.html After the failure of the roundtable talks organised by the union Verdi, the bosses of the supermarket chain have begun to sell off stores in North Rhine-Westphalia. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51b6a9c0-f9fb-4797-a45e-0748bca0da6B/kais-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z UK: NHS official suggests GP surgeries “be allowed to fail and wither” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/surg-o22.html In September, 2,000 patients were left without a doctor after a surgery was closed in Nottingham following an “inadequate” regulatory rating. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/791434a1-a8eb-446b-b8af-6807c0bc861H/surg-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Public rifts erupt in Australian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/turn-o22.html The internal warfare wracking the Liberal-National Coalition cannot be explained by a dispute over gun laws. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85e6e116-7c26-439e-a11f-508eddedde9F/turn-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Bangladesh government accused of “kneecapping” opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/bang-o22.html The Hasina government, which confronts widespread opposition, is increasingly resorting to police-state methods to maintain its rule. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d763d7d5-210a-4dbe-a2e6-a812be1f19aG/bang-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Clinton and Trump laugh it up with New York’s aristocrats at Al Smith Dinner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/smit-o22.html The once-every-four-years pre-election affair has long been an occasion for the richest of the rich and their political and media spokesmen to trade jokes and revel in their wealth and power. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/542e6f39-47c8-48cb-ad1a-f6352dd6e16F/smit-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z SEP presidential candidate speaks to Ford workers in Toronto http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/cana-o22.html Jerry White spoke to Ford Canada workers at the Oakville assembly plant, the center of opposition to the concessions agreement being pushed by the auto union, Unifor. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d2bda2d-e568-4219-842c-d2ab71d84aeA/cana-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z <em>Denial</em> and the assault on historical truth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/deni-o22.html A fictional account of American academic and author Deborah Lipstadt’s legal battle with British Holocaust denier David Irving in 2000 in London. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f60035a-78d4-42c0-b68f-f64024aabbaN/deni-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/22/labo-o22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9f2e391-2a86-4f00-b227-b762018b904E/labo-o22.html 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z Mosul offensive stirs a cauldron of conflicts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/mosu-o21.html Before Mosul even falls, savage fighting threatens to break out between nominal allies in the operations against Islamic State. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72075ab8-dea7-4224-b8bb-780b9d99ef8B/mosu-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Police killing of mentally ill 66-year-old Bronx, New York woman sparks outrage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/nycp-o21.html The murder of Deborah Danner brought back memories of the 1984 death of Eleanor Bumpurs, another emotionally disturbed elderly woman, at the hands of the police. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/062ac474-f702-4a4a-af17-28e185130edD/nycp-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Medicare overhauls doctor payment rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/medi-o21.html Under the guise of providing “quality” care, the new rules are part of a cost-cutting strategy that incentivizes doctors to ration care for patients. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eb795d6-8110-4294-82c0-6b9b2fa1e04M/medi-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Verizon to close five call centers in restructuring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/veri-o21.html The job cuts come just months after the Communications Workers of America forced through a sellout deal ending the Verizon strike, claiming agreement ensured job security. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ceded06-c71d-41cc-b8c0-44bf9af026bM/veri-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Philippine president declares “separation from the US” during visit to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/phil-o21.html Duterte’s statements were met with bewilderment and consternation in Washington. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1993a8e1-911c-47f0-83d2-4e3c452b397A/phil-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Putin meets with Merkel and Hollande http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/berl-o21.html A meeting between the German chancellor and the French, Russian and Ukrainian presidents on Wednesday in Berlin produced no practical results. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9aecd3e1-d9a3-43dd-b0c5-1823ab715ebM/berl-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Police attack demonstration outside US embassy in Manila http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/poli-o21.html Police violently assaulted the protest, despite the fact that it was led by Maoist front organisations allied to the government. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d276afe3-39a1-4e03-a6f6-5fd8fa59703N/poli-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Hungary: Last newspaper critical of government shut down http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/hung-o21.html The suddenness and political background of the closure indicates that the paper was put under pressure from the highest government circles. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a13f79a-b674-4381-84b1-821a096fb2fI/hung-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Massachusetts: Consulting firm hired to begin privatization of transit system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/mbta-o21.html The speed and secrecy of the privatization drive should stand as a warning to workers. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e72c3b9-f4ad-4b56-b3f3-385e19b29edF/mbta-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Former British special forces soldier investigated for possible war crimes committed in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/kill-o21.html The executions of wounded soldiers as described in Colin Maclachlan’s book, even if excused as “mercy killings,” are illegal under international law. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c86b101-0bfe-478e-a0c6-aba8e8d8862E/kill-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z The 2016 elections: American democracy in shambles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/pers-o21.html In condemning statements by Trump that he might not accept the results of the elections, the media and political establishment are rushing to defend a political system that is deeply corrupt and undemocratic. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c3479a4-6014-4df8-aed8-308355949ecJ/pers-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z The right-wing politics of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/libe-o21.html While Johnson has sought to cultivate former Sanders supporters through his professed opposition to war and government spying, the Libertarian Party is an ultra-right capitalist party. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c65af3b-b4a2-4994-8825-4c74d0872a3H/libe-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z US SEP presidential candidate Jerry White to address Sri Lankan public meeting via Internet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/meet-o21.html The US presidential elections are of enormous political significance for working people and youth in South Asia and internationally. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4606e834-a047-4e97-8c99-a2df8dda0d8P/meet-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Does Bob Dylan deserve to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/nobe-o21.html Comparisons of the singer with Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville are out of place and also beside the point. In the end, it will not do Bob Dylan any good to be placed in such company. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40fad8e4-fb51-4ef5-8800-08bbbd21360D/nobe-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z ExoMars mission has both success and failure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/mars-o21.html The Trace Gas Orbiter successfully entered orbit but data indicates that the Schiaparelli probe crash-landed. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c0873e0-19c2-4e58-b314-758c150f64fG/mars-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/21/euro-o21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45d3b78e-5528-4e2c-b722-0108c185996A/euro-o21.html 2016-10-21T05:00:00Z Final Trump-Clinton debate: A bankrupt political system staggers toward the finish line http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/deba-o20.html The 2016 election offers the American people the “choice” between the two most reactionary candidates in modern US history. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0aa2b9ee-4c7d-4f4c-978b-1e65dcc3a2bH/deba-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z The siege of Mosul and the crimes of US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/pers-o20.html The offensive against Mosul is the latest in a series of US war crimes that have killed, maimed and displaced millions across the Middle East. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d70b265b-9444-4d5e-8d5e-562bb3aff88N/pers-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Five thousand faculty strike at Pennsylvania state campuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/penn-o20.html The strike by Pennsylvania faculty is an expression of growing social opposition among different sections of workers in the run-up to the US election. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89af4d6f-9129-4050-b8b1-d472530f485B/penn-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z US Social Security Administration announces effective cut in benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/soci-o20.html A 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment in monthly checks will be completely eaten up by increased Medicare premiums. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ed26714-f803-4127-b942-9e0cea735f5D/soci-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z One out of two Americans in facial recognition databases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/fare-o20.html A recent report by Georgetown Law Center reveals that half of American adults are in photo recognition databases maintained by law enforcement agencies. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53834c09-1a42-4d8d-b6ed-1ff26685a23B/fare-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates approves concessions contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/chic-o20.html Both district officials and union leaders are hailing as a success a contract that will escalate the attack on teachers, while paving the way for the closure of more public schools. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6f775c8-8259-4bee-8911-1808be538b6L/chic-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Chicago charter school union announces contract deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/char-o20.html The American Federation of Teachers has helped craft a new contract for charter school teachers in Chicago that mirrors a concessions contract accepted for public school teachers. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9d40f9e-1556-4cc0-8dc6-12f4ea839d5O/char-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Amid Mosul offensive, Turkey denounces US policy, stakes claims in Balkans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/turk-o20.html Greek officials warned that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statements threatened to undermine Turkey's relations with Greece and the entire European Union. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/906051b3-1b3b-4661-bc62-500da9dc8d4F/turk-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Egyptian junta cultivates Russia and China as a counterweight to the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/egyp-o20.html Egypt’s turn to Russia and China is a desperate attempt to stave off bankruptcy. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f81293f-8606-429e-bd44-a95030a74e9E/egyp-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z British press witch-hunt refugee children from Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/cala-o20.html A xenophobic campaign by British politicians and media is being waged against children arriving in the UK from the Calais migrant camp. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14e8d3b7-2282-464a-b966-96ce01219b2K/cala-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Red-Red-Green coalition in Berlin state prepares to continue austerity drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/berl-o20.html A so-called Red-Red-Green coalition in Berlin will pursue budgetary consolidation and impose an austerity programme on the backs of the working population. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe5fda13-78eb-4aeb-b383-367dbec0165M/berl-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Over 20 patients die in Indian hospital fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/indi-o20.html Indian governments fail to ensure basic fire safety standards at hospital facilities throughout the country. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9326be15-64c7-428e-8b73-acf1d31d220N/indi-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Report documents hunger across the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/paci-o20.html The report points to the dire social consequences of extreme weather events and vast climatic changes across the Pacific. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe882ea0-b67e-4d81-a7fd-735b762e111C/paci-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Sanders’ damning silence on Clinton’s Wall Street speeches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/sand-o20.html As Sanders continues to hustle votes for Clinton, while saying nothing about her speeches to Goldman Sachs and other financial malefactors, there is about him a palpable odor of dishonesty and cynicism. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32306fa0-5f6e-42be-bcd9-8bbb77970a9P/sand-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Ohio glass workers discuss strike with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/libb-o20.html Workers in the second week of their strike against the multinational glass maker are determined to resist further attacks on working conditions, health insurance and pay. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c27efdc6-542c-434e-93d8-28e4e2df6b4H/libb-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z War and the 2016 US elections: SEP candidates launch final election tour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/meet-o20.html In the two weeks before the US elections, Jerry White will be giving meetings in Canada and the US West Coast, and Niles Niemuth will be traveling throughout the Midwest. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e2ab70d-9066-4215-9f7d-2099a07b191H/meet-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z The autocratic record of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/thai-o20.html King Bhumibol, who is being glorified by the media and politicians around the world, supported one military dictatorship after another to suppress the working class and the poor. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54120277-cbc9-4c16-bff3-99cd4459b84C/thai-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z 1937: When Canadian and US autoworkers fought together http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/osha-o20.html Coming just weeks after the Flint sit-down strike, the 1937 strike at GM’s Oshawa facilities contains pivotal lessons for autoworkers fighting to defend their jobs and rights against the Detroit Three and the Unifor bureaucracy. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5670c15-0d42-4365-9854-838210c0000F/osha-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z The false friends of Peter Weiss, German dramatist, filmmaker and novelist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/20/pete-o20.html Central to Peter Weiss’s work were the seminal experiences of the twentieth century––the crimes of fascism, the October Revolution and its subsequent betrayal by the Stalinist bureaucracy. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91ce3ce9-a4be-4dda-9806-5af02b5d13fC/pete-o20.html 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Mosul offensive threatens to inflame sectarian conflicts in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/iraq-o19.html The offensive on Mosul not only threatens the city’s more than 1 million residents, but is intensifying the ethnic and regional conflicts in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a6bf5a9-cb43-428a-8195-508ee8a008cJ/iraq-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z Bremen University student body protests against Professor Jörg Baberowski http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/babe-o19.html This and similar protests in Germany demonstrate that students are not prepared to tolerate the transformation of the universities into right-wing and militarist think tanks. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9415d181-9b07-4c5c-9710-3dcb384cd80A/babe-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z Philippine president in China seeks to cement closer ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/phil-o19.html Duterte has signalled that he is open to closer military relations with China and Russia as he seeks billions of dollars in Chinese aid and investment. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0456e399-e7c3-46b7-8e5f-02dde04aaf2G/phil-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z Trump running mate attacks black voter registration effort http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/vote-o19.html Indiana state police raided the offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project and confiscated equipment and filled-out voter applications. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f3bb50b-537c-4b31-ba2f-942c4c30e77D/vote-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z UN committee condemns Australia’s Nauru refugee camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/refu-o19.html The Committee on the Rights of the Child described the treatment of children in the Australian-controlled detention centre as “inhumane and degrading.” Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b8bf13e-0fbb-4ef0-8435-a8c07ce8835N/refu-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z <em>Guantánamo Diary</em> author released after 14 years in illegal detention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/guan-o19.html Mohamedou Ould Slahi, now 45, has never been charged with a crime. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/751507ee-8d5c-4509-93fd-53aabc2e7a0K/guan-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z Philadelphia transit workers vote to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/sept-o19.html Nearly 6,000 bus, subway and trolley operators, cashiers and mechanics have voted to stop work if a new labor agreement is not reached by October 31. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b75fcfb-ef80-4ae5-95be-2f4be65bb53F/sept-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z UK education funding cuts bring schools to breaking point http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/educ-o19.html An Institute for Fiscal Studies report notes that school spending per pupil is likely to fall by around 8 percent in real terms by 2020. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5045ffd6-0326-4048-8739-3cc38ad2ce0H/educ-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z Australia: Large protest against Wyong hospital privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/wyon-o19.html Unions New South Wales is seeking to channel widespread opposition to the attacks on healthcare behind the Labor Party. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db1c0681-6e63-47d4-bd5d-aa35383b005O/wyon-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z Australia: Five workers killed in industrial incidents within a week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/deat-o19.html Five workers died within seven days, pointing to increasingly unsafe conditions in the construction and transport industries. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6231a2d3-89a5-4926-a64d-02493d08f68J/deat-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z Washington moves to silence WikiLeaks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/pers-o19.html The US political establishment is prepared to use whatever measures are required to prevent a further exposure of the real social and political interests underlying the grotesque 2016 presidential contest. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0622200-52ad-4908-a7ec-d327855695eB/pers-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate denounces US escalation of Iraq War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/vide-o19.html Jerry White, the SEP candidate for US president, condemns the escalation of US military violence and calls on workers to attend the November 5 conference “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War.” Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75aea151-0f9b-45fe-8767-38bf4b33e8fE/vide-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z SEP campaigners speak with Huntington, West Virginia residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/wvir-o19.html Huntington residents spoke with SEP candidate Naomi Spencer about the US elections, poor social conditions, and the need for an independent political movement of the working class. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f586ee3-d26e-4637-9293-8d71063e8c9P/wvir-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z The International Socialist Organization campaigns for layoffs, school closures in Chicago http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/19/chic-o19.html A tentative agreement announced by the Chicago Teachers Union, and praised by the ISO, would mark a new stage in the attack on teachers and on public education. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7451deb-adcf-4807-b01f-23f4b748d95E/chic-o19.html 2016-10-19T05:00:00Z US-backed Iraqi forces tighten noose around Mosul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/18/mosu-o18.html The increasingly clear intent is to use air strikes, starvation and desperation to weaken what remains of ISIS’s fighting strength. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff6061a9-4ff9-4bd2-9ebe-0b5d636ddd6P/mosu-o18.html 2016-10-18T05:00:00Z EU foreign ministers adopt statement denouncing Russia and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/18/eufo-o18.html The European Union statement is aligned with the flood of anti-Russian propaganda emanating from Washington over the NATO war for regime change in Syria. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1a4bed7-7df4-4105-985b-a0b1bc2c35aK/eufo-o18.html 2016-10-18T05:00:00Z German media in war mode over Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/18/germ-o18.html German editorial writers and leading members of the Greens are calling for military intervention in Syria and for “toughness against Russia.” Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bbd6863-c825-472b-ae31-fd33e303e15B/germ-o18.html 2016-10-18T05:00:00Z Syriza agrees to further austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/18/troi-o18.html European Union commissioner Pierre Moscovici praised Syriza’s “tremendous work” in imposing all the attacks demanded against the working class. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84ba1964-f5e2-44b0-a625-6d73e6c5859M/troi-o18.html 2016-10-18T05:00:00Z Strike continues at Libbey Glass factory in Toledo, Ohio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/18/libb-o18.html Workers at the Libbey Glass plant in Toledo are continuing a strike that began October 12 after they rejected an inadequate wage offer and work rule concessions. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d73086e-796c-4129-9cc9-620b577632fM/libb-o18.html 2016-10-18T05:00:00Z Harvard students and faculty show support for HUDS strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/18/huds-o18.html Harvard students walked out of classes Friday in support of dining room service workers who have been on strike for 12 days. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/810430bf-392c-4752-bb4b-be2156f0635L/huds-o18.html 2016-10-18T05:00:00Z Professors and faculty threaten to strike at 14 Pennsylvania universities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/18/penn-o18.html Professors and faculty members at Pennsylvania’s state-run universities are set to go on strike Wednesday against cuts to health benefits and the expanded use of adjunct professors. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0eeb2e0b-bb72-4122-b32f-3942363c29bL/penn-o18.html 2016-10-18T05:00:00Z Cleveland teacher denounces sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/18/clev-o18.html Teachers rejected a contract backed by the unions and the entire political establishment that would accelerate the attack on public education. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a7089e9-4f58-494a-b14a-747ca68897bN/clev-o18.html 2016-10-18T05:00:00Z