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

By World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 25 November 2015

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.

Ukrainian officials endorse Turkish downing of Russian jet

By Thomas Gaist, 25 November 2015

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

Protests erupt in Chicago after release of video showing police murder of 17-year-old

By Nick Barrickman and Joseph Kishore, 25 November 2015

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.

Masked gunmen open fire, wound five at Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis

By Nick Barrickman, 25 November 2015

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.

Thousands of Chicago teachers rally to defend jobs

By a WSWS reporting team, 25 November 2015

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.

Right-wing Democrat wins governorship in Louisiana

By Patrick Martin, 25 November 2015

John Bel Edwards, a state legislator and former Army Ranger, defeated US senator David Vitter in a November 21 runoff election.

West Virginia jury deliberates in trial of former Massey CEO Don Blankenship

By Clement Daly, 25 November 2015

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.

New right-wing, anti-Russian government takes power in Poland

By Clara Weiss, 25 November 2015

The new Polish government advocates an aggressive foreign policy and attacks on the social and democratic rights of the population.

Two killed, five injured in Welsh steel mill explosion

By Danny Richardson, 25 November 2015

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.

Australian PM ramps up “war on terror”

By Peter Symonds, 25 November 2015

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.