After workers defeat Fiat Chrysler deal, UAW and auto bosses plot counter-attack

By Jerry White, 1 October 2015

The United Auto Workers has called union officials to Detroit today following the landslide defeat of its efforts to ram a pro-company deal past 40,000 Fiat Chrysler workers.

“Workers are beginning to see through the lies”
Autoworkers hail “no” vote at Fiat Chrysler

By our reporters, 1 October 2015

As the FCA-UAW agreement went down in flames, autoworkers throughout the country spoke to the WSWS about the significance of the vote and the way forward.

Fiat Chrysler workers challenge UAW vote count at Warren Truck

Two more plants overwhelmingly reject UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal, ensuring its defeat

Company announces agreement on six-year contract
Deere workers face fight against UAW and farm equipment giant

By George Gallanis, 1 October 2015

The UAW will hold a vote on Sunday, giving workers as little time as possible to study the deal, with no details will released to the public.

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UK Labour conference ends with attacks on Corbyn over nuclear weapons and Syria

By Robert Stevens, 1 October 2015

Corbyn has insisted he can lead the party in an anti-austerity and anti-war direction while maintaining unity with the supporters of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

UK Labour delegates speak on Corbyn’s leadership

By our reporters, 1 October 2015

Some delegates indicated illusions in the possibility of change, in some cases far more radical than that advanced by Corbyn, in and through the Labour Party.

Corbyn speech to UK Labour conference criticises austerity but offers no viable alternative

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The fall of Kunduz: A debacle for German imperialism

By Johannes Stern, 1 October 2015

The seizure of the city of Kunduz by the Taliban has prompted calls for delaying the withdrawal of German forces from Afghanistan.

German court clears the way for military deployments without parliamentary approval

By Sonja Bach, 1 October 2015

The ruling lays the foundation for further worldwide interventions of the German military.

Global recessionary trends intensify

By Nick Beams, 1 October 2015

The crisis of mining giant Glencore, whose shares plunged by 30 percent this week, is only one expression of the slump gripping the global economy.

Oklahoma governor stays Richard Glossip execution for 37 days

By Ed Hightower, 1 October 2015

The state killing has only been delayed by Governor Mary Fallin, not forestalled.

Georgia executes first woman in 70 years

By Kate Randall, 30 September 2015

US drug makers blocking generic competition to inflate prices

By Brad Dixon, 1 October 2015

Nearly a third of 280 generic drug products widely used by older Americans have increased in price since 2006.

US pharmaceutical industry price-gouging and the case of Martin Shkreli

New Zealand Maori leaders embrace charter schools

By John Braddock, 1 October 2015

The push for charter schools exposes the right-wing trajectory of the Maori elite and the fraud of “self-determination.”

South Korean government pushes casualization of workforce

By Ben McGrath, 1 October 2015

With the aid of the trade unions, the government is proposing laws to allow companies to more easily fire workers, while slashing wages.

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Soixante-quinze ans depuis l’assassinat de Léon Trotsky

Par David North, 1 octobre 2015

L’assassinat du plus grand leader de la Révolution d’Octobre 1917 marquait le point culminant de l’éradication par le régime stalinien des travailleurs et des intellectuels socialistes qui avaient assuré la victoire de la révolution bolchevique.

La rencontre Obama-Poutine souligne la crise de la politique américaine en Syrie

Par Barry Grey, 1 octobre 2015

Les revirements de la politique américaine reflètent les contradictions de la politique de Washington au Moyen-Orient et les divisions qui règnent dans les cercles dirigeants de la politique étrangère.

Affrontement révélateur entre les travailleurs de Toledo Jeep et le vice-président de l'UAW

Par Jerry White, 1 octobre 2015

Les travailleurs de Jeep en colère ont affronté Norwood Jewell, l'architecte en chef de l'accord traître avec Fiat-Chrysler lors d’une réunion dimanche.

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Der Fall von Kundus: Ein Debakel für den deutschen Imperialismus

Von Johannes Stern, 1. Oktober 2015

Der Fall von Kundus hat den wirklichen Charakter des deutschen Afghanistan-Einsatzes offen gelegt und die gesamte offizielle Propaganda entlarvt.

Jörg Baberowski hetzt gegen Flüchtlinge

Von Christoph Dreier, 1. Oktober 2015

Der Osteuropahistoriker Jörg Baberowski wirbt für eine drastische Einschränkung des Asylrechts. Er bedient sich Argumentationsmustern, wie man sie sonst nur aus rechtsextremen Kreisen kennt.

Obamas Treffen mit Putin verdeutlicht die Krise der US-Politik in Syrien

Von Barry Grey, 1. Oktober 2015

Die Drehungen und Wendungen der amerikanischen Nahostpolitik sind Ausdruck des extrem widersprüchlichen Vorgehens der USA in den verschiedenen Ländern und heftiger Spannungen im politischen und militärischen Establishment.

USA: Autoarbeiter rebellieren gegen Gewerkschaft

Von Dietmar Henning, 1. Oktober 2015

In den USA haben die Autoarbeiter die Vereinbarung ihrer Gewerkschaft UAW mit dem Fiat-Chrysler-Konzern abgelehnt.

Corbyn kritisiert Austerität, zeigt aber keine tragfähige Alternative auf

Von Chris Marsden, 1. Oktober 2015

Corbyn gab sich Mühe, alle seine Rivalen im Kampf um die Labour-Führung zu loben, sogar die Erz-Blair-Anhängerin Liz Kendall.

Vize-Minister der Unabhängigen Griechen zum Rücktritt aus Syriza-Koalition gezwungen

Von Robert Stevens, 1. Oktober 2015

Tsipras kannte die reaktionäre Politik der Unabhängigen Griechen genau, als er deren Politiker Dimitris Kammenos zum Vize-Minister ernannte. Kammenos war mit mehrfach mit antisemitischen, rassistischen und homosexuellenfeindlichen Äußerungen aufgefallen.

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The US-Russian clash in Syria and the threat of war

1 October 2015

Moscow’s launching of air strikes in Syria is a thoroughly reactionary intervention, aimed at defending not the Syrian people, but the profit interests of Russia’s oligarchy.

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Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015

The assassination of the greatest leader of the 1917 October Revolution marked the climax of the Stalinist regime’s eradication of the socialist workers and intellectuals who had secured the victory of the Bolshevik revolution.


Fifty years since the Indonesian coup

By Peter Symonds, 1 October 2015

The 1965 CIA-backed military coup, which resulted in the slaughter of at least 500,000 people, was one of the great imperialist crimes of the 20th Century.

Obama-Putin meeting highlights crisis of US policy in Syria

By Barry Grey, 30 September 2015

German president stirs up public opinion against refugees

By Johannes Stern, 30 September 2015

German ruling party lauds Hungarian Premier Orban

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Canadian election: Militarism and reaction dominate foreign policy debate

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 30 September 2015

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Tsipras returns to US to offer up Greece for capitalist exploitation

By Robert Stevens, 30 September 2015

Life expectancy plunges for low-income Americans

Behind the resignation of US House Speaker Boehner

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part Two
THE PEOPLE vs. FRITZ BAUER, Colonia, Desierto: Criminals and their crimes

By Joanne Laurier, 1 October 2015

There are events that defy forgetfulness, that demand to be worked over by historians and artists—and revolutionaries.

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part one
The physical and emotional toll that capitalist society takes

Re-released after 40 years: The strengths and weaknesses of Robert Altman’s Nashville

By David Walsh, 30 September 2015

Autoworkers Struggles

As opposition to UAW sellout grows, union hack denounces WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

By Eric London, 30 September 2015

A revealing clash between Toledo Jeep workers and UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell

Thirty years since the Canadian split from the UAW: Lessons for today

By Carl Bronski, 30 September 2015

Video: Fiat Chrysler workers speak out against UAW sellout contract

By James Brewer and Jerry White, 23 September 2015

The UAW and the Democratic Party

By Tom Mackaman, 22 September 2015

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Strong evidence for liquid water flows on present-day Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 29 September 2015

2016 US Elections

Scott Walker quits Republican presidential race

By Patrick Martin, 24 September 2015

Political lessons of the battle of Wisconsin

More bigotry from Republican presidential candidates

By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2015

US presidential campaign: Sanders opens up lead in Iowa, New Hampshire polls

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE (Australia) lectures discuss significance of Zimmerwald anti-war conference

By our reporters, 22 September 2015

25 years ago: East and West Germany reunified

October 3, 1990 marked the official proclamation of a united Germany, based on the dissolution of the Stalinist-ruled German Democratic Republic into the Federal Republic of Germany.

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50 years ago: Military coup sets stage for Indonesia bloodbath

On October 1, 1965, military officers staged a coup attempt against President Sukarno of Indonesia.

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75 years ago: Nazi decree establishes Warsaw Ghetto

On October 2, 1940, a decree signed by the German Governor General Hans Frank established a Jewish ghetto in Polish capital, Warsaw.

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100 years ago: Bulgaria enters World War I

On October 4, 1915, Bulgaria formally entered World War I on the side of the Central Powers, Germany and Austria-Hungary.

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