Threat of wider war mounts as Russia continues airstrikes in Syria

By Barry Grey, 2 October 2015

Prominent voices within the US foreign policy and military-intelligence establishment are calling for an even more reckless US policy of escalation against both Assad and Putin.

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

Obama-Putin meeting highlights crisis of US policy in Syria

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Ten killed in mass shooting at Oregon community college

By Gabriel Black, 2 October 2015

Multiple students were killed and many more injured after a young man opened fire at Umpqua Community College.

German parliament prepares crackdown on refugees

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 2 October 2015

The draconian proposals would slash social assistance to migrants and expedite deportations.

German president stirs up public opinion against refugees

German ruling party lauds Hungarian Premier Orban

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Canada’s top general discussed fully integrating its armed forces with US military

By Roger Jordan, 2 October 2015

The three options considered were enhancing interoperability, creating a permanent joint Canadian-US foreign intervention force, and the full integration of the two countries’ militaries.

Canadian election: Militarism and reaction dominate foreign policy debate

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Surge of small donations helps Sanders match Clinton fund-raising

By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2015

The Vermont senator raised $26 million in the third quarter, compared to $28 million for the Democratic Party presidential frontrunner.

Michigan governor grudgingly admits Flint water danger

By James Brewer, 2 October 2015

Independent studies have proved that Flint residents, and particularly children, are in danger from lead poisoning caused by mismanagement of the water system.

Consent decree calls for state oversight at New York’s Cooper Union

By Isaac Finn, 2 October 2015

The withdrawal of a lawsuit against the college leaves the issue of free tuition unresolved.

LA unions hail pension “reform” to legitimize attack on working class

By Adam McLean, 2 October 2015

Unions collaborated with the Los Angeles City Council to impose measures that will hang retirees out to dry.

Global protests mark anniversary of Mexican massacre

By Rafael Azul, 2 October 2015

Around the world, students, workers and youth demanded justice for Mexico’s missing 43 normalistas.

São Paulo rally for Ayotzinapa: “The resistance has got to be shared... it has to be international.”

By our reporters, 2 October 2015

Australian PM’s summit displays union-business “consensus”

By Mike Head, 2 October 2015

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s meeting discussed how to “sell” and impose far-reaching attacks on jobs and social conditions.

Sri Lanka: Seven killed in central hills tea estate landslide

By our correspondents, 2 October 2015

Successive governments, the plantation companies and the tea estate unions have refused to take action to prevent landslide disasters.

New in Russian

25 лет назад: Горбачев присоединяется к возглавляемой США коалиции против Ирака

2 октября 2015 г.

Президент США Буш и советский президент Михаил Горбачев провели 9 сентября 1990 года встречу в столице Финляндии Хельсинки, которая состоялась на фоне приготовлений США к войне против Саддама Хусейна в Ираке.

New in Turkish

Lev Troçki’nin öldürülmesinin 75. yılı

David North, 2 Ekim 2015

Troçki, ölümünden 75 yıl sonra, olağanüstü çağdaş bir kişilik olmaya devam etmektedir. Troçki, 20. yüzyıldan 21. yüzyıla miras kalmış tamamlanmamış devrimci görevlerin büyük sesi olmaya devam etmektedir.

New in German

75 Jahre seit dem Mord an Leo Trotzki

Von David North, 2. Oktober 2015

Mit dem Mord an dem größten und letzten überlebenden Führer der Oktoberrevolution von 1917 vollendete das stalinistische Regime die Vernichtung der heroischen Generation von sozialistischen Arbeitern und Intellektuellen, die der bolschewistischen Revolution zum Sieg verholfen hatten.

Der amerikanisch-russische Konflikt in Syrien und die Kriegsgefahr

Von Bill Van Auken, 2. Oktober 2015

Die Luftschläge Moskaus in Syrien sind eine durch und durch reaktionäre Intervention. Sie nützen nicht der syrischen Bevölkerung, sondern den Profitinteressen der russischen Oligarchie.

Bundestag debattiert Abschreckung von Flüchtlingen

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 2. Oktober 2015

Die im Bundestag am Donnerstag in erster Lesung debattierte Reform des Asylrechts beinhaltet drastische Härten gegen Flüchtlinge.

Kita-Streik: Ausverkauf 2.0

Von Marianne Arens, 2. Oktober 2015

Die Gewerkschaften haben für 240.000 Erzieherinnen, Sozialarbeiter, Behindertenhelfer und Kinderpfleger praktisch denselben Knebelvertrag vereinbart wie der abgelehnte Schlichterspruch vom 22. Juni.

Siemens Power & Gas: Betriebsrat und IG Metall stimmen Stellenabbau zu

Von Gustav Kemper, 2. Oktober 2015

Die WSWS sprach mit Siemens-Arbeitern in Berlin, denen der Verlust des Arbeitsplatzes droht.

Chinesischer Abschwung verschärft globale Rezession

Von Nick Beams, 2. Oktober 2015

Die Krise des Bergbaukonzerns Glencore ist nur ein Ausdruck der Rezession, die sich in der Weltwirtschaft ausbreitet.

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The significance of the “no” vote at Fiat Chrysler

2 October 2015

The vote is the beginning of a counteroffensive by autoworkers against attacks that have spanned decades, from the first Chrysler concessions contract in 1979 to the government-backed bankruptcy and restructuring of the auto industry in 2009.

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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.

Autoworkers Struggles

UAW working with Ford to ensure minimal impact of possible strike in Kansas City

By Eric London, 2 October 2015

The UAW is helping the company move production to Michigan so any strike in Kansas City would have no impact on corporate profits.

After the “no” vote: The way forward for autoworkers

2 October 2015

With the Chrysler “no” vote, autoworkers have seized the initiative. The question now is: What next?

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

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

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

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

The UAW and the Democratic Party

By Tom Mackaman, 22 September 2015

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

2 October 2015

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

UK: PCS union isolates National Gallery strikers

By Allison Smith, 2 October 2015

The PCS wants attacks on Gallery workers’ employment conditions to be negotiated through the union and not with a private company.


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

By Robert Stevens, 1 October 2015

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

German court clears the way for military deployments without parliamentary approval

Global recessionary trends intensify

By Nick Beams, 1 October 2015

Fifty years since the Indonesian coup

By Peter Symonds, 1 October 2015

Tsipras returns to US to offer up Greece for capitalist exploitation

By Robert Stevens, 30 September 2015

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

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


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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