English http://www.wsws.org/en/ “Nobody can live like this”: A young refugee in Hamburg speaks out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/inte-o09.html Around 800 refugees have been living in a tent city since July in an outlying Hamburg suburb of Jenfeld, which is affected by poverty. Fri, 09 Oct 2105 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/618cdf3b-6451-49e5-8cdf-b515e51d524D/inte-o09.html 2105-10-09T05:00:00Z NATO vows biggest buildup against Russia since Cold War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/nato-o09.html The NATO defense ministers’ meeting seized on Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria as a pretext for escalating the military encirclement of Russia. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17d5bf2d-86d6-44d0-ae42-cb2f6063609B/nato-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z A crisis of global dimensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/pers-o09.html As the world enters the final months of 2015, it can be said that not only the frequency, but also the intensity of crises is reaching a new inflection point. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4aff380d-1c86-4e20-b33f-9a59ba1ed57F/pers-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z <em>Financial Times</em> reports US plans to send warships into waters claimed by China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/navy-o09.html Any action by the US Navy to breach the 12-mile exclusion zone around Chinese claimed islands in the South China Sea would threaten a head-on military confrontation. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9500a16a-bf47-44bb-b136-b1a1ccbe2caF/navy-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler workers denounce second sellout, demand united fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/auto-o09.html FCA workers in Detroit responded to the aborting of their strike and the announcement by the UAW that they have a new deal. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7ff80dd-14c8-4416-ab56-b3bb2a687fdB/auto-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Volkswagen uses emissions crisis to impose deep cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/volk-o09.html The IG Metall trade union and works council are paying a key role in the planned restructuring of Volkswagen, which will entail major cuts and layoffs. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97af59e9-8a34-4ae7-b66f-e8a2ac6b379F/volk-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Teamsters pension fund to slash benefits for 400,000 retirees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/pens-o09.html The White House, major corporations and the Teamsters union are colluding to slash the fund’s pension benefits by an average of 23 percent. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dfd9c09-6b9b-4ecd-8995-f948fde45b9M/pens-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z UAW pushes through Blue Cross contract on revote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/bcbs-o09.html After a crushing 72 percent rejection vote, the UAW imposed essentially the same contract on workers at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f120ae4-8654-4b26-b1ff-da0b1895fc6M/bcbs-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z IMF-World Bank meeting confronts lowest global growth since 2009 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/econ-o09.html The world capitalist economy is being hit by two interconnected and toxic processes: worsening economic stagnation and the mounting risk of a major financial crisis. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d412273-477e-4642-b02b-8e91ae5f970I/econ-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z McCarthy withdrawal highlights deepening Republican Party crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/cong-o09.html The Republican crisis has something of the character of a political iceberg, with nine-tenths or more beneath the surface. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb42412a-aa4f-4913-9285-26bb40aa321E/cong-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Extensive damage left in wake of historic South Carolina flood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/scar-o09.html The flooding has led to numerous water line breaks and sewage spills throughout the state, prompting boil water advisories in many counties. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/811a1792-074b-4c14-b07d-3b5de410fa5K/scar-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Drugs cost up to 10 times more in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/drug-o09.html Prescription drugs cost up to 10 times more in the United States than they do in other countries, according to a new report. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cc15aeb-de79-43a0-bb88-3064c7cfd33G/drug-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z BP, US government finalize $20 billion settlement over 2010 oil spill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/bpoi-o09.html The oil giant will pay a fraction of the maximum possible fine for the worst environmental catastrophe in American history, while not a single top executive will spend a day in jail. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e8abf3f-4f2e-487f-98dd-25985dcc5c8M/bpoi-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Canada’s ruling elite increasingly rallying behind prospect of a Liberal government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/cana-o09.html Trudeau has made a calibrated appeal to popular anger over social inequality, while signaling that a Liberal government will ruthlessly pursue the agenda of big business. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a865bec2-58b1-448a-8851-2d17a1cb37dJ/cana-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z New constitution triggers political turmoil in Nepal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/nepl-o09.html Pressure from India is compounding conflicts in Nepal, wedged between India and China. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/014bf1a4-7402-4baf-ae37-9e36a31fc54O/nepl-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Unions push sweeping cuts to Australian steel workers’ jobs and conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/blue-o09.html The deal hatched by the unions and Bluescope involves hundreds of sackings and a wage freeze. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b178ef1e-3cf1-4bfb-a866-362cf7a166bM/blue-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Sydney teenager detained for 100 hours questioning over alleged “terrorist” killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/terr-o09.html Such prolonged detention without charge is another serious attack on basic legal and democratic rights. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/957b286c-35e8-4def-8556-d723d44fce6J/terr-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z <em>The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution</em>: No lessons learned http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/blac-o09.html Riveting video footage along with complacent commentary adds up to a misleading account. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e3c4ea9-4e98-4260-80f6-1669493ed78P/blac-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Grace Lee Boggs dies at 100 years old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/bogg-o09.html Boggs passed briefly through the Trotskyist movement in the early 1950s, before becoming a supporter of black nationalism, feminism and the Democratic Party. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4433f7b5-fb50-492c-95ed-09a7952a34cA/bogg-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/09/labo-o09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b99e434b-eeba-4d2e-9470-bf2e0ffebabF/labo-o09.html 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z UAW announces last-minute agreement with Fiat Chrysler, canceling strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/auto-o08.html The UAW will now marshal every possible tool at its disposal to push through the pro-company agreement as rapidly as possible, including lies, threats, redbaiting and intimidation. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e8ce7e9-c7f1-490f-b421-4679c153034F/auto-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Syria and the drumbeat of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/pers-o08.html With its intervention in Syria, Russia has cut across US plans which date back decades to effect regime-change in Syria and redraw the map of the Middle East. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d22810a0-0894-4861-a8b3-5f9cddb8bf4H/pers-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z French autoworkers support US workers’ rejection of Fiat-Chrysler contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/peug-o08.html Autoworkers at the Peugeot-Citroën plant in the Paris suburb of Poissy expressed solidarity with Fiat Chrysler workers in the US and described the similar attacks they face in France. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16c6ed73-dc2f-498e-9fdb-3e48b873e31K/peug-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z US officials seek to contain fallout from hospital massacre in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/afgh-o08.html US President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors without Borders Wednesday, while vowing to forge ahead with US military operations in Afghanistan. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07b1798a-68cd-4f6c-8b04-04d2dc2d344I/afgh-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z EU intensifies anti-refugee military operations in the Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/star-o08.html The second phase of European Union naval operations in the Mediterranean officially began this week. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d1985c5-fb57-44c8-b9f8-e31151628a4F/star-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z German political establishment lines up against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/gref-o08.html The German government is making a systematic effort to deter refugees from entering Europe,encourage xenophobia and seal off continent's borders. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f46ed594-6c29-4f15-af30-48c7fc75b61G/gref-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Tsipras wins confidence vote in Greek parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/gree-o08.html The vote paves the way for the passage of Syriza’s budget proposal, which unleashes a new round of savage cuts against a beleaguered population. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed7d0195-6ef5-45e7-8ece-8ec22820040C/gree-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives pledge deeper austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/cons-o08.html Prime Minister David Cameron’s free-market nostrums were wrapped up in a noxious mixture of repression and militarism. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/685867fd-90c0-4857-9b2a-448b7e39b1fM/cons-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Canada’s trade union-backed NDP mounts “Harper lite” campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/ndph-o08.html The NDP campaign has been aimed at demonstrating to big business that it will uphold Canadian capital’s interests as energetically and ruthlessly as its Liberal and Conservative rivals. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f18388da-5b6c-45b8-87f7-16ab2beccadI/ndph-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z A dirty deal in Brussels: EU to stop refugees with Erdogan’s support http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/turk-o08.html Erdogan expects the European powers to abandon all criticism of his regime, and above all support his foreign policy plans. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f645d97d-5bb1-48dc-b7f8-4d93301014cD/turk-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z French Interior Ministry blocks probe of Charlie Hebdo-Hyper Cacher attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/fran-o08.html While exploiting the assault earlier this year to justify imposing police-state measures, the Socialist Party is trying to hide the French state’s own role in the attacks. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1eef07f-5425-41b5-bade-ae7b36f87fdC/fran-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z France, US back purge of leaders of failed Burkina Faso coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/faso-o08.html US officials who view Burkina Faso as strategically central to their military operations in Africa demand that the country be “calm.” Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60c8c939-45d9-4aec-bf88-52ea6fdb6c6B/faso-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Locked out Allegheny Technologies workers to lose health care November 30 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/atil-o08.html ATI’s decision to cancel health coverage is part of the company’s drive to break the workers, who are now nearing the end of their eighth week on the picket lines. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a97919cc-a79c-47ef-ab24-97752837077C/atil-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z New York mayor promotes gentrification of Brooklyn neighborhood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/gent-o08.html Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a housing program that will benefit developers and lead to the displacement of working class residents. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/babfa546-f9fa-42e1-8d32-fffc324ebe9D/gent-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Planned Parenthood fights congressional witch-hunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/plan-o08.html The congressional hearing for Planned Parenthood, the most recent target of a right-wing smear campaign, showcased the degraded state of official politics in Washington. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/556c3e48-6dce-49af-bd8f-e68b4b757b5N/plan-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z A reply to redbaiting by the general counsel of the Detroit AFL-CIO http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/lett-o08.html The UAW has called on the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO’s lead counsel, Bruce Miller, to launch a dishonest and desperate attack on the WSWS and the Autoworker Newsletter. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52491257-637f-47e0-acc5-5983577baedO/lett-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z The TPP: A step on the road to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/tppt-o08.html The foundation of the TPP is not free trade but an alliance between the US and Japan to weaken China and create the conditions for reducing it to semi-colonial status. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a0732ba-ecb7-4cf9-903c-15702bf384eN/tppt-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z <em>Guantanamo’s Child</em>, <em>Thank You for Bombing</em>, <em>The Hard Stop</em>: Filmmakers take on the global “war on terror” and police violence at home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/tff4-o08.html Several documentaries and fiction films treat the consequences of war in the Middle East and Central Asia and a police killing. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6de8aae-1847-4791-8dcf-3d43040aa67I/tff4-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Actor Matt Damon repudiates criticisms, embraces Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/08/damo-o08.html Damon, who made a series of critical comments about President Barack Obama starting in 2011, has had a change of heart. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8a4f939-a03e-43bc-8ac2-bc3a5f1952cG/damo-o08.html 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z As autoworker militancy mounts, UAW issues “strike notice” to Fiat Chrysler http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/auto-o07.html The strike notice is the latest in a series of improvisations carried out by the UAW following last week’s landslide “no” vote on a deal supported by both the union and FCA management. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/656c6de8-f341-4fda-a551-771b7222719N/auto-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z The flooding in South Carolina and the decay of social infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/pers-o07.html The provision of basic infrastructure and disaster preparedness is impossible in a country dominated by a ruling elite whose overriding concern is plunder at home and abroad. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f42cd059-59b2-4be0-8629-b5b91f77798D/pers-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z John Deere workers denounce vote and demand recount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/vote-o07.html Workers at John Deere condemned the UAW-Deere conspiracy to ram through a six-year sellout contract Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e727395e-f268-457d-aea7-49b9b13e9e8P/vote-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z US, NATO step up threats to Russia over Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/syri-o07.html A series of incidents along the Syrian-Turkish border have raised the danger of military confrontation between Russia and the US-led imperialist alliance. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ac1debf-1b51-453e-8e8c-86bff851f81K/syri-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders backs Obama on Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/sand-o07.html The Vermont senator and presidential candidate issued a statement supporting the Obama’s policy of airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3bbdc18-d478-4202-a3da-6514ecd11a7H/sand-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Video: Ferguson, Missouri residents speak on social conditions, autoworkers struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/vide-o07.html The WSWS spoke to residents of Ferguson, Missouri about the struggle of auto workers and life in the city more than one year after the killing of Michael Brown. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0709842-47db-4360-b117-3ce37809195F/vide-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z US Pacific Fleet commander threatens China over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/scse-o07.html The US military is preparing to send warships and aircraft within the 12-mile territorial limit around Chinese-administration islets, deliberating risking an armed clash. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c968fc8-4d2c-464b-9bf0-8a6bf943795I/scse-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Historic flooding in South Carolina leaves fourteen dead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/scar-o07.html In addition to loss of life, current estimates report that flooding has already caused more than $1 billion in damage. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99ce2bc5-cd02-4f4a-babc-d0a47b6738dJ/scar-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Texas executes 11th inmate of 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/exec-o07.html The prisoner was 18 at the time of the murder and had lived a life dominated by violence at home and on the street. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eba355e4-0768-466b-953a-0c6c0790a03C/exec-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Mass disaffection in Portuguese elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/port-o07.html The Socialist Party (PS) failed to overtake the ruling PSD-CSD-PP. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e46391ac-901e-45d5-b4cf-8eec74c575aH/port-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Germany: Works council and union agree to job cuts at Siemens Power &amp; Gas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/siem-o07.html IG Metall has has sought to suppress any serious resistance by staging a few harmless protest actions. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc4b464b-fddd-4168-8760-e39583e2f7eO/siem-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Fiat Chrysler workers speak on possible walkout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/fcaa-o07.html FCA workers spoke to the WSWS <em>Autoworker Newsletter</em> about the UAW’s announcement that it could call a strike if the current agreement expires just before midnight Wednesday. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04ec7709-6269-45ec-adfa-c182d7b53faN/fcaa-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z India joins trilateral “dialogue” with US and Japan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/indi-o07.html As part of its anti-China “pivot”, Washington has long been pressing India to join US-led trilateral and quadrilateral initiatives with Japan and Australia. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8666d72-8301-48c1-a1ec-9793e66b75dD/indi-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Police target Muslim youth after alleged “terror” shooting in Sydney http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/jaba-o07.html More than 200 police launched a series of coordinated “counter-terrorism” raids this morning across four western Sydney suburbs resulting in five arrests. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25ae980e-26d8-4219-94de-e2a0fac4955P/jaba-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Australian maritime union moves to sell out Hutchison dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/hutc-o07.html Under the MUA agreement, all Hutchison workers will be required to work for half pay, or less. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e03c073f-d915-41ae-8243-466aa8de1f1G/hutc-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president moves to implement death penalty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/crim-o07.html The agitation for the return of capital punishment is seeking to divert public concern from the real social problems and further strengthen police powers. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2319fd9e-7b59-4001-b0b6-c6a1edf61f4K/crim-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z <em>The Martian</em>: A modern Robinson Crusoe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/mart-o07.html One member of a manned mission to Mars is presumed dead and left behind on the desolate planet. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29257793-cc9d-4676-b5cf-a805e64741fG/mart-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Corbyn victory used to boost illusions in UK Labour Party and trade unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/07/ints-o07.html The union leaders have seized with both hands the prospect of using Corbyn’s personal popularity and his anti-austerity rhetoric to shore up their tattered credentials. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f691a63-f443-4b5e-b6df-d81adac5fe8M/ints-o07.html 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Syriza budget implements dictates of European banks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/gree-o06.html Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that austerity was the “only way” out of the country’s crisis, declaring, “we have to tighten our belts.” Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6601bc8b-eb7c-4388-9642-9fc8d007187A/gree-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Washington’s war crime in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/pers-o06.html Fourteen years after the US invaded Afghanistan on the pretext of destroying Al Qaeda, the US military continues slaughtering Afghans to keep a corrupt puppet regime in power. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b30bf077-34b7-4b05-a152-cdf9a9ffd11F/pers-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z US ratchets up war rhetoric against Moscow following Turkish intercept of Russian jet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/syri-o06.html Responding to reports that Russian jets “locked on” to Turkish fighters, Western officials issued a round of denunciations against Russian military support for the Assad government. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9191b31-14cd-401a-94d2-ed9ab417f27F/syri-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z US-dominated Pacific trade pact agreed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/tppt-o06.html The TPP is a wide-ranging blueprint intended to be the economic instrument of the US military and strategic “pivot” to Asia to confront China. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e03aaa86-0a76-4871-bba8-1d3495f2b32H/tppt-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Growing suspicion among workers after UAW claims Deere contract was ratified http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/deer-o06.html The United Auto Workers is giving workers every reason to be suspicious of its announcement that its six-year contract, covering 11,000 John Deere workers, was ratified. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1738b2f8-b218-43c3-8bdb-ec39a1df9ecO/deer-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Markets “celebrate” poor US jobs data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/dowj-o06.html Like players in a gambling casino given free chips by the house, financial investors boosted share prices on the prospect that interest rises in the US are off the table for this year. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee2ce720-af44-4799-ba58-6d11e378953D/dowj-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Thirty-three crew members presumed dead after sinking of cargo ship during Hurricane Joaquin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/faro-o06.html The company that owns the El Faro has admitted that it ordered the voyage into the storm, while seeking to place the blame for the tragedy on the crew themselves. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49a6d939-abd9-46ff-aac2-d25669c3716A/faro-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z New report shows how immigration has transformed US in past half century http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/immi-o06.html Foreign-born residents now comprise a near-record 14 percent of the population, just below the level recorded in the midst of the great wave of immigration from 1880-1920. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd8fa84d-3a0b-477b-83db-007c620229bM/immi-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z US: Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ price-gouging strategy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/vale-o06.html Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ strategy is to buy drugs from other companies and then jack up the prices to enrich the company’s shareholders. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eed7790f-633e-4386-91b3-d5c013a6c9eG/vale-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z UAW president denounces “outside groups” for defeat of Fiat Chrysler deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/outs-o06.html The UAW is blaming the stunning defeat of its sellout contract on outside agitators, in an unstated reference to the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter . Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abae9c66-5cc6-4dd6-9193-eebcbfd7a95H/outs-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands protest austerity outside UK Conservative Party conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/rall-o06.html Workers in Britain have suffered five years of spending cuts, job losses and attacks on living standards on a scale without precedent since the 1930s. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d83c8495-2371-4890-acfb-57cc47454c0C/rall-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Workers revolt against mass layoffs at Air France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/airf-o06.html Hundreds of workers invaded a meeting between Air France management and unions to plan mass layoffs, attacking company executives. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56de730a-c886-461e-b327-0d1f0c2a01dP/airf-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Far Right FPÖ doubles vote in Austrian regional election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/extr-o06.html The Social Democrats were reduced to third strongest political party in Upper Austria, behind the conservative Austrian People’s Party and the far right Austrian Freedom Party. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbe58a35-10b9-4889-8610-db94186af10L/extr-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Britain’s second largest steelworks at Redcar faces closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/redc-o06.html The trade unions have complied with every demand of the company on the pretext that increased competitiveness would guarantee future production. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc3505a4-4683-454c-a9a7-b24ee384eadK/redc-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Death in custody highlights Australia’s brutal deportation of New Zealand citizens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/depo-o06.html Junior Togatuki, who was found dead in his prison cell, was one of hundreds of long-term Australian residents being deported to New Zealand under a draconian new policy. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95ad7891-1cf1-4d00-8ef7-64a30f139a7M/depo-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Far-right German National Party promotes Professors Münkler and Baberowski http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/babe-o06.html The current edition of the NPD’s <em>Deutsche Stimme</em> (<em>German Voice</em>), defends the two Humboldt University professors against left-wing criticism. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76f53942-ff58-4005-8c59-8f22541b3b4D/babe-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Why are Canada’s politicians mute about the Canada-US military integration plans? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/usca-o06.html Not a single politician or major newspaper has so much as referred to the integration talks, let alone discussed their implications or demanded further information about them. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdcd2781-181a-4a7f-818e-e723c48e5fbG/usca-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/06/wkrs-o06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9abc8a8d-39ef-4f8d-899a-f03ea01b76eA/wkrs-o06.html 2015-10-06T05:00:00Z US repeatedly bombs hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/afgh-o05.html US combat aircraft launched multiple precision strikes against northern Afghanistan’s only major trauma center on Saturday, killing at least 22. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c124dc57-7017-441b-9f19-8ca63e9e8f1O/afgh-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Twenty-five years since the reunification of Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/pers-o05.html On October 3, 1990 the German Democratic Republic was disbanded 41 years after its foundation and incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a3cfef0-7105-4a7f-81bd-4dabcf9f0d5L/pers-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Washington divided over Syrian debacle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/syri-o05.html The Democratic and Republican parties are both split over how far to go in the imperialist intervention against the government of Bashar al-Assad, which is now reinforced by Russia. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac571c57-7798-410c-974e-63b0dcf51dbC/syri-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z UAW claims John Deere contract ratified despite widespread opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/deer-o05.html The United Auto Workers colluded with management to quickly ram through a sellout contract covering more than 11,000 John Deere workers. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb197363-4470-42e0-9a68-8c09958e15eJ/deer-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Deere workers denounce sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/inte-o05-2.html Supporters of the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter spoke with John Deere workers in Illinois and Iowa before and after the contract vote Sunday. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6da67ed5-665f-4759-9ecd-cf16f25563eP/inte-o05-2.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Japan creates new agency to boost arms exports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/japa-o05.html The government regards the sale of weapons both as the means to enhance Japan’s strategic influence globally and increase the profits of its arms industry. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69c5cd4f-0627-4a62-b875-a6db56c34bbN/japa-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z US: Trial begins for Massey CEO in Upper Big Branch disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/blan-o05.html Massey boss Don Blankenship is not being charged with murder in the deaths of 29 coal miners, but faces three criminal counts of conspiracy, fraud and making false statements. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13eeff5c-62bb-4f95-9393-31e63daa079F/blan-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z New report shows how immigration has transformed US in past half century http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/immi-o05.html Foreign-born residents now comprise a near-record 14 percent of the population, only slightly below the level during the great wave of immigration from 1880-1920. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12fd4cce-a0a1-48e2-8917-54d49b81c08B/immi-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Six immigrants die in Texas police chase crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/texa-o05.html A fatal car crash resulted when an overcrowded sports utility vehicle packed with undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrants fled police. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cbb0e38-e1fe-4781-896b-5c9ad411bd2L/texa-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z UAW to meet with Fiat Chrysler executives in bid to push through new sellout deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/auto-o05.html Cosmetic changes, including an increase in the signing bonus, are being floated as the UAW and Fiat Chrysler plot to force through a new contract against mass opposition. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ba356ed-88ca-4bd7-a57f-f5ded83c932A/auto-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Allegheny Technologies claims most production restarted at locked out mills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/atil-o05.html In the face of ATI’s brazen actions in hiring scab labor to resume production, the United Steelworkers continues to isolate and smother locked out workers. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/445f00fd-9a45-437b-90de-8beda917dd8O/atil-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Canada’s military to “weaponize” its public affairs branch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/cafw-o05.html On the orders of the Canadian Armed Forces’ high command, journalists who write stories critical of the armed forces are to be shunned and intimidated. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f86b7205-f202-455d-b434-7bc71e1c18dA/cafw-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Quebec public sector workers outraged by Liberal concession demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/qccf-o05.html Saturday’s demonstration against the Liberals’ austerity agenda and in support of the public sector workers was 150,000-strong. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40e63e6f-75c9-429f-9104-044931f025eI/qccf-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Unions renew attempt to sell out German childcare workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/care-o05.html The public service unions are trying to force through a deal virtually identical to the proposal recently voted down by an overwhelming majority of union members. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/372fcc35-491c-44a5-a5ab-1135c4fd73dB/care-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Bodies of at least 95 refugees found on Libyan shores http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/refu-o05.html The latest tragedy marks a continuation of the humanitarian crisis caused by imperialist wars in North Africa and the Middle-East, and the repression of asylum-seekers. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a64554ed-9141-4286-9666-76f1ef221ebH/refu-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Australian police kill 15-year-old in purported “terror” incident http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/jaba-o05.html As in previous cases, such as the Sydney siege last December, the deaths are being used to justify the “war on terror.” Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/806ae651-0080-4097-86a3-287f36edba8H/jaba-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president boasts at UN of “new era of democracy” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/pres-o05.html Sirisena’s democratic posturing is designed to enhance his government’s international standing and strengthen links with the US. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dfa38dd-74f6-4ac2-91fe-3e380b434eaF/pres-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> online interview commemorates 75 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/inte-o05.html The second part of the interview series will take place Saturday, October 10, at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/619ca739-c185-4f6c-8974-01c5cd05b1eB/inte-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z UK Labour: A party of militarism and nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/labo-o05.html Newly elected Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s statement that he would not authorise a nuclear strike met an outraged response at last week’s party conference. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58d751a6-3a38-423b-9d0b-f2f0cbb68c5C/labo-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z Refugee crisis exposes Scottish National Party’s human rights hypocrisy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/05/scot-o05.html Underlying the SNP’s cheap anti-Tory populism and fawning before the European Union are definite material interests. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f103604-5b86-449d-b0d1-c46ce255b27D/scot-o05.html 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z