US repeatedly bombs hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan

By Thomas Gaist, 5 October 2015

US combat aircraft launched multiple precision strikes against northern Afghanistan’s only major trauma center on Saturday, killing at least 22.

Nine months after the official end of combat operations
US Special Forces fight Taliban militants in Kunduz, Afghanistan

Washington divided over Syrian debacle

By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2015

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.

US, allies blast Russia for attacking Al Qaeda in Syria

Threat of wider war mounts as Russia continues airstrikes in Syria

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UAW claims John Deere contract ratified despite widespread opposition

By our reporter, 5 October 2015

The United Auto Workers colluded with management to quickly ram through a sellout contract covering more than 11,000 John Deere workers.

“Workers are going to need to stand up against this”
Deere workers denounce sellout contract

By our reporters, 5 October 2015

UAW tells John Deere workers nothing in run-up to vote on Sunday

UAW to meet with Fiat Chrysler executives in bid to push through new sellout deal

By Jerry White, 5 October 2015

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.

After landslide “no” vote on Fiat Chrysler contract, UAW declares no better deal possible

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

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Allegheny Technologies claims most production restarted at locked out mills

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 5 October 2015

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.

US Steel Canada issues ultimatum to end pension payments and health benefits

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US: Trial begins for Massey CEO in Upper Big Branch disaster

By Clement Daly, 5 October 2015

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.

Six immigrants die in Texas police chase crash

By Norisa Diaz, 5 October 2015

A fatal car crash resulted when an overcrowded sports utility vehicle packed with undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrants fled police.

Bodies of at least 95 refugees found on Libyan shores

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 October 2015

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.

German parliament prepares crackdown on refugees

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Japan creates new agency to boost arms exports

By Ben McGrath, 5 October 2015

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.

Australian police kill 15-year-old in purported “terror” incident

By James Cogan, 5 October 2015

As in previous cases, such as the Sydney siege last December, the deaths are being used to justify the “war on terror.”

Canada’s military to “weaponize” its public affairs branch

By Roger Jordan, 5 October 2015

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.

Quebec public sector workers outraged by Liberal concession demands

By a WSWS reporting team, 5 October 2015

Saturday’s demonstration against the Liberals’ austerity agenda and in support of the public sector workers was 150,000-strong.

Unions renew attempt to sell out German childcare workers

By Marianne Arens, 5 October 2015

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.

Sri Lankan president boasts at UN of “new era of democracy”

By K. Ratnayake, 5 October 2015

Sirisena’s democratic posturing is designed to enhance his government’s international standing and strengthen links with the US.

New in Turkish

“Hayır” oyunun ardından: Otomotiv işçileri için ileriye giden yol

WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, 5 Ekim 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi ve WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, işçi sınıfını, işçileri şirketlerin ve bir bütün olarak kapitalist kar sisteminin isteklerine tabi kılmaya çalışan sendikalardan ve tüm siyaset kurumundan bağımsız bir şekilde örgütleme mücadelesinin parçası olarak fabrika-taban komiteleri çağrısını yükseltiyor.

Günümüzün Mars yüzeyinde sıvı su bulunduğu yönünde güçlü kanıt

Bryan Dyne, 5 Ekim 2015

Yayınlanan son fotoğraflar, Mars boyunca uzanan yamaçlar üzerindeki karanlık şeritlerde su ile birleşmiş tuzun varlığını gösteriyor.

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Setenta y cinco años desde la muerte de León Trotsky

Por David North, 5 octubre 2015

El asesinato del líder más importante de la Revolución de Octubre 1917 fue la culminación de la campaña estalinista de acabar con los obreros e intelectuales socialistas que habían logrado la victoria de la Revolución Bolchevique.

Voces de guerra en la Asamblea General

Por Nick Beams, 5 octubre 2015

El peso de las tensiones geopolíticas que cuelgan sobre la Asamblea General de la ONU proviene de los escombros del colapso de la economía capitalista mundial.

Brasil: Gobierno del PT reorganiza gabinete para imponer más austeridad

Por Souza Gonzaga, 5 octubre 2015

El plan de la presidente Rousseff es actualizar su programa de ajuste y permanecer en el gobierno, moviéndose más y más a la derecha.

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Le ministre de l'Intérieur bloque l'enquête sur les attentats Hyper Cacher-Charlie Hebdo

Par Anthony Torres, 5 octobre 2015

Tout en exploitant les attentats pour justifier l'imposition de structures d'État policier en France, le PS tente de cacher le rôle joué par l'État français dans les attentats.

Le referendum du PS: une tentative cynique de paraître à gauche

Par Francis Dubois, 5 octobre 2015

En lançant son referendum pour une alliance électorale du PS « à gauche » avec le PCF, Le PG et les écologistes, le PS n'opère qu'un changement tactique.

Après l’écrasante victoire du «non» au contrat Fiat Chrysler, l’UAW déclare un meilleur accord impossible

Par Joseph Kishore, 5 octobre 2015

Tant l'UAW que Chrysler Fiat se démènent pour trouver un moyen quelconque de faire passer un accord pro-entreprise malgré l’opposition écrasante des travailleurs de l'automobile.

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Twenty-five years since the reunification of Germany

5 October 2015

On October 3, 1990 the German Democratic Republic was disbanded 41 years after its foundation and incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Listen to part one now

World Socialist Web Site online interview commemorates 75 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

5 October 2015

The second part of the interview series will take place Saturday, October 10, at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.


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.


UK Labour: A party of militarism and nuclear war

By Chris Marsden, 5 October 2015

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.

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

By Robert Stevens, 1 October 2015

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Refugee crisis exposes Scottish National Party’s human rights hypocrisy

By Stephen Alexander, 5 October 2015

Underlying the SNP’s cheap anti-Tory populism and fawning before the European Union are definite material interests.

German academic Jörg Baberowski stirs up hatred against refugees

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The Oregon school shooting and America’s brutal society

By Niles Williamson, 3 October 2015

Former Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis denounces working class, praises British Tories

By Chris Marsden, 3 October 2015

US jobs data underscore downbeat IMF assessment of world economy

By Nick Beams, 3 October 2015

The New York Times discovers a problem: Too many political parties

By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2015

Wealth of America’s super-rich grows to $2.34 trillion

By Nick Barrickman, 3 October 2015

The fall of Kunduz: A debacle for German imperialism

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

Arts Review

Time Out of Mind: Richard Gere as a homeless man in New York City

By Robert Fowler, 5 October 2015

Some of the more authentic moments in the film come in the form of George Hammond’s difficulties with government bureaucracies and homeless shelter officials.

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part Three
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams) and Janis: Little Girl Blue (Janis Joplin)—Popular music and its discontents

By David Walsh, 3 October 2015

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

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

25 years ago: Zionist paramilitary forces massacre Palestinians

Israeli security forces shot dead as many as 24 Palestinians and wounded another 150 in Jerusalem on October 8, 1990.

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50 years ago: US moves deeper into Vietnam conflict

This week in 1965 saw the United States fall deeper into the quagmire in Vietnam, with significant US casualties in many parts of South Vietnam.

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75 years ago: German troops enter Romania

On October 5, 1940 the first trainloads of German soldiers arrived in Romania to bring that Balkan country under the orbit of Nazi Germany.

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100 years ago: Serbian capital falls to Austria-Hungary

On October 9, 1915, a combined force of Austro-Hungarian and German troops captured Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, after an assault that began October 7.

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

SEP/IYSSE meeting in Colombo: Why is the US whitewashing Sri Lankan war crimes?

5 October 2015

The meeting will discuss the implications for working people of the US-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka.

Autoworkers Struggles

The significance of the “no” vote at Fiat Chrysler

By Joseph Kishore, 2 October 2015

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

The UAW and the Democratic Party

By Tom Mackaman, 22 September 2015

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2016 US Elections

Surge of small donations helps Sanders match Clinton fund-raising

By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2015

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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Strong evidence for liquid water flows on present-day Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 29 September 2015