As autoworker militancy mounts, UAW issues “strike notice” to Fiat Chrysler

By Joseph Kishore, 7 October 2015

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.

UAW president denounces “outside groups” for defeat of Fiat Chrysler deal

The significance of the “no” vote at Fiat Chrysler

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

”Everyone’s willing to strike…but we don’t trust the UAW International”
Fiat Chrysler workers speak on possible walkout

By our reporters, 7 October 2015

FCA workers spoke to the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter about the UAW’s announcement that it could call a strike if the current agreement expires just before midnight Wednesday.

“You have the support of a lot of other people”
Video: Ferguson, Missouri residents speak on social conditions, autoworkers struggle

By Zac Corrigan and Eric London, 7 October 2015

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.

John Deere workers denounce vote and demand recount

By George Marlowe and George Gallanis, 7 October 2015

Workers at John Deere condemned the UAW-Deere conspiracy to ram through a six-year sellout contract

Growing suspicion among workers after UAW claims Deere contract was ratified

More on autoworkers struggles »

US, NATO step up threats to Russia over Syria

By Patrick Martin, 7 October 2015

A series of incidents along the Syrian-Turkish border have raised the danger of military confrontation between Russia and the US-led imperialist alliance.

Bernie Sanders backs Obama on Syria war

By Patrick Martin, 7 October 2015

US ratchets up war rhetoric against Moscow following Turkish intercept of Russian jet

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

More on the war in Syria »

US Pacific Fleet commander threatens China over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 7 October 2015

The US military is preparing to send warships and aircraft within the 12-mile territorial limit around Chinese-administration islets, deliberately risking an armed clash.

US-dominated Pacific trade pact agreed

Texas executes 11th inmate of 2015

By Kate Randall, 7 October 2015

The prisoner was 18 at the time of the murder and had lived a life dominated by violence at home and on the street.

Historic flooding in South Carolina leaves fourteen dead

By Rosa Shahnazarian and Hiram Lee, 7 October 2015

In addition to loss of life, current estimates report that flooding has already caused more than $1 billion in damage.

Mass disaffection in Portuguese elections

By Paul Mitchell, 7 October 2015

The Socialist Party (PS) failed to overtake the ruling PSD-CSD-PP.

Germany: Works council and union agree to job cuts at Siemens Power & Gas

By Gustav Kemper, 7 October 2015

IG Metall has has sought to suppress any serious resistance by staging a few harmless protest actions.

India joins trilateral “dialogue” with US and Japan

By Deepal Jayasekera, 7 October 2015

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.

Police target Muslim youth after alleged “terror” shooting in Sydney

By Linda Levin, 7 October 2015

More than 200 police launched a series of coordinated “counter-terrorism” raids this morning across four western Sydney suburbs resulting in five arrests.

Australian maritime union moves to sell out Hutchison dispute

By Mike Head, 7 October 2015

Under the MUA agreement, all Hutchison workers will be required to work for half pay, or less.

Sri Lankan president moves to implement death penalty

By Sanjaya Jayasekera, 7 October 2015

The agitation for the return of capital punishment is seeking to divert public concern from the real social problems and further strengthen police powers.

New in Turkish

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri – Bölüm 1

6 Ekim 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (SEP-ABD) Tarihsel ve Uluslararası Temelleri adlı doküman, SEP’in 3-9 Ağustos 2008 tarihleri arasında toplanan kuruluş kongresinde tartışılmış ve kabul edilmiştir. Aşağıda ilk bölümünü sunduğumuz dokümanı toplam 11 bölüm halinde yayımlayacağız.

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Hollande et Sarkozy dénoncent les grévistes à Air France

Par Anthony Torres, 7 octobre 2015

Les dirigeants français traitent le geste de grévistes qui ont déchiré les chemises de deux hauts dirirgeants d'Air France comme un acte de lèse-majesté.

Le budget de Syriza met en oeuvre les diktats des banques européennes

Par Christophe Dreier, 7 octobre 2015

Le Premier ministre grec Alexis Tsipras a déclaré que l’austérité était le « seul moyen » de sortir le pays de la crise et qu’il fallait « se serrer la ceintrure »

Une appréciation de l’écrivain allemand Günter Grass: 1927-2015

Par Sybille Fuchs, Wolfgang Weber et Peter Schwarz, 7 octobre 2015

Günter Grass, décédé à l’âge de 87 ans le 13 avril 2015, fut l’un des conteurs allemands les plus éminents et un homme qui resta toute sa vie fidèle à ses principes politiques.

New in German

Washingtons Kriegsverbrechen in Afghanistan

Von Bill Van Auken, 7. Oktober 2015

Vierzehn Jahre nachdem die USA den Krieg in Afghanistan begonnen haben, befindet sich Washington in Syrien praktisch in einem Bündnis mit al-Qaida und verschärft systematisch die Spannungen mit Russland und China.

Allparteienkoalition gegen Flüchtlinge

Von Christoph Dreier, 7. Oktober 2015

Die Bundesregierung arbeitet systematisch daran, Europa abzuschotten, Flüchtlinge abzuschrecken und ausländerfeindliche Stimmungen zu schüren.

Schmutziger Deal in Brüssel: EU will mit Erdogans Hilfe Flüchtlinge stoppen

Von Johannes Stern, 7. Oktober 2015

Kaum ein Ereignis der vergangenen Wochen hat den politisch reaktionären Charakter der Europäischen Union besser entlarvt, als der Empfang des türkischen Präsidenten Recep Tayyip Erdogan am Montag in Brüssel.

Ungarn schiebt Flüchtlinge in Eilverfahren ab

Von Markus Salzmann, 7. Oktober 2015

Statt als Asylbewerber werden Flüchtlinge in Ungarn als Straftäter behandelt und wegen „illegalen Grenzübertritts“ im Fließbandverfahren verurteilt und abgeschoben.

USA verschärfen Kriegsrhetorik gegen Moskau

Von Thomas Gaist, 7. Oktober 2015

Vertreter der USA und der Nato verschärften am Montag erneut den Ton gegen Russland, nachdem es Meldungen über eine Verletzung des türkischen Luftraums durch einen russischen Kampfjet gegeben hatte.

Arbeiter rebellieren gegen Massenentlassungen bei Air France

Von Alex Lantier, 7. Oktober 2015

Hunderte Air France-Arbeiter stürmten am Montag ein Meeting von Management und Gewerkschaften, auf dem es um Massenentlassungen ging, und griffen die Vorstandsmitglieder an.

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The flooding in South Carolina and the decay of social infrastructure

7 October 2015

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.

Earlier Perspectives »

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.

Arts Review

The Martian: A modern Robinson Crusoe

By David Walsh, 7 October 2015

One member of a manned mission to Mars is presumed dead and left behind on the desolate planet.

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

By Robert Fowler, 5 October 2015

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


Corbyn victory used to boost illusions in UK Labour Party and trade unions

By our reporters, 7 October 2015

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.

UK Labour: A party of militarism and nuclear war

More on the British Labor Party election »

Washington’s war crime in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 6 October 2015

Syriza budget implements dictates of European banks

By Christoph Dreier, 6 October 2015

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

More on the crisis in Greece »

Far-right German National Party promotes Professors Münkler and Baberowski

By Johannes Stern, 6 October 2015

German academic Jörg Baberowski stirs up hatred against refugees

Why are Canada’s politicians mute about the Canada-US military integration plans?

By Roger Jordan, 6 October 2015

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

More on the Canadian elections »

Twenty-five years since the reunification of Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 5 October 2015

Autoworkers Struggles

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

By Jerry White, 5 October 2015

The UAW and the Democratic Party

By Tom Mackaman, 22 September 2015

More on autoworkers struggles »

2016 US Elections

Surge of small donations helps Sanders match Clinton fund-raising

By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2015

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

More on the 2016 US elections »

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

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

5 October 2015

Workers Struggles

Unions renew attempt to sell out German childcare workers

By Marianne Arens, 5 October 2015

Allegheny Technologies claims most production restarted at locked out mills

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 5 October 2015

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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