Angry protests follow terror bombings in Turkey

By Jean Shaoul and Halil Celik, 12 October 2015

Demonstrators blamed President Erdoğan's anti-Kurdish campaign of bombings and repression for the explosions that turned a peaceful protest into a bloody nightmare.

US-Russian proxy war in Syria intensifies

By Thomas Gaist, 12 October 2015

Clashes in recent days between US and Russian-backed forces have underscored the immense danger of yet another major escalation of the Syrian war.

US to give arms, air support to Islamist militias in Syria

Syria and the drumbeat of world war

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UAW begins campaign to beat back opposition to second sellout at Fiat Chrysler

By Jerry White, 12 October 2015

The UAW is beginning a series of information meetings, or more accurately “misinformation” meetings, this week as it tries to sell its repackaged proposal to FCA workers.

UAW releases “highlighter” of new pro-company agreement with Fiat Chrysler

“The UAW is using smoke and mirrors to get this contract signed”
Fiat Chrysler workers denounce second sellout, demand united fight

Australian Toyota workers support US auto workers’ struggle

By our correspondents, 12 October 2015

Autoworkers in Australia face the shutdown of the country's entire auto industry.

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French autoworkers support US workers’ rejection of Fiat-Chrysler contract

Growing demands from John Deere workers for recount on sell-out contract

By George Marlowe and George Gallanis, 12 October 2015

The widespread demand for a recount or revote on the contract that reportedly passed by a razor-thin margin has been met with silence from the United Auto Workers.

Volkswagen systematically cheated on emissions tests in Europe

By Ulrich Rippert, 12 October 2015

The integration of the trade unions into the company’s management played a significant role in the criminality at Volkswagen.

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Perplexity and gloom dominate IMF-World Bank meeting

By Nick Beams, 12 October 2015

A report issued on the eve of the IMF-World Bank meeting said that emerging market economies had over-borrowed by $3 trillion over the past decade.

IMF-World Bank meeting confronts lowest global growth since 2009

Organizers promote economic nationalism at Berlin demonstration against transatlantic trade agreement

By our reporters, 12 October 2015

While many demonstrators sought to express opposition to inequality and war, the demonstration's organizers advanced a right-wing agenda of economic nationalism.

The struggle against the TTIP is a class question

Conservative government intervened to halt Syrian refugees entering Canada

By Roger Jordan and Laurent Lafrance, 12 October 2015

The latest revelation makes a mockery of the Conservatives’ cynical pose of concern at the plight of Syria’s refugees.

Canada’s Conservatives stoke anti-Muslim bigotry

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Abe reshuffles Japanese cabinet to try to boost economy

By Ben McGrath, 12 October 2015

After forcing through unpopular military legislation, Prime Minister Abe is seeking to press ahead with new pro-market restructuring and austerity measures.

Government forces junior doctors in England to accept new contracts

By Ajanta Silva, 12 October 2015

The new contracts would effectively reduce junior doctors’ pay by 15 to 30 percent, with more extended and unsafe hours.

Workers and young people speak out against the demonization of Muslim youth in Australia

By our reporters, 12 October 2015

Young people in Sydney’s western suburbs denounced the claims that the recent shooting at New South Wales police headquarters in Parramatta was an act of “Islamic terrorism.”

South Africa: Unite Against Corruption marches seek to exploit working-class anger at ANC

By G.T. Maqhubela, 12 October 2015

The intention of the UAC and other formations like it is to oppose a socialist alternative to ANC rule.

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Suriye ve dünya savaşı tamtamları

Bill Van Auken, 12 Ekim 2015

ABD’nin Şam’daki yönetimi devirme müdahalesi, başından itibaren, Suriye hükümetinin başlıca müttefiklerine (İran ve Rusya) yönelik doğrudan bir saldırı hazırlığı içinde, bu iki ülkeyi zayıflatmayı hedefliyordu.

“İşçiler yalanların iç yüzünü görmeye başlıyor”
İşçiler Fiat Chrysler’deki “hayır” oyunu selamlıyor

Muhabirlerimizden, 12 Ekim 2015

Ülkenin dört bir yanındaki otomotiv işçileri, Birleşik Otomotiv İşçileri sendikası (UAW)-Fiat Chrysler anlaşmasına yönelik “hayır” oyunu selamladılar.

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Une crise de dimension mondiale

Par Joe Kishore, 12 octobre 2015

Alors qu’on arrive aux derniers mois de 2015, on peut dire que non seulement la fréquence, mais encore l'intensité des crises a atteint un nouveau point d'inflexion.

Les États-Unis vont fournir armes et appui aérien aux milices islamistes en Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 12 octobre 2015

Le plan annoncé par la Maison Blanche pourrait rapidement voir en Syrie une confrontation directe entre avions de guerre américains et forces russes.

La conspiration du gouvernement américain et des syndicats pour saccager les retraites des travailleurs

Par Andre Damon, 12 octobre 2015

L'administration Obama, Wall Street, les grandes entreprises et les syndicats ont conspiré pour sabrer des centaines de milliards de dollars dans les fonds de retraite multi-employeurs.

Le parti d’extrême droite allemand NPD fait la promotion des professeurs Münkler et Baberowski

Par Johannes Stern, 12 octobre 2015

L’édition actuelle de l’organe du NPD Deutsche Stimme (Voix allemande) prend fait et cause pour deux professeurs de l’université Humboldt face aux critiques à leur égard venant de la gauche.

La lutte contre le PTCI est une question de classe

Par le Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Allemagne), 12 octobre 2015

Il y a une énorme différence entre lutter contre le Partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d'investissement du point de vue de la classe ouvrière internationale et s’y opposer du point de vue des intérêts nationaux allemands.

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250.000 Menschen demonstrieren in Berlin gegen TTIP

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 12. Oktober 2015

Während viele Teilnehmer ihre Unzufriedenheit mit der Kriegspolitik und den sozialen Angriffen zum Ausdruck bringen wollten, verfolgten die Veranstalter eine rechte Agenda.

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Sanders backs US aggression in the Middle East

12 October 2015

The two leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, both support US military intervention in the Middle East.

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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.

25 years ago: Gorbachev unveils program for capitalist restoration

On October 16, 1990, Soviet Stalinist leader Mikhail Gorbachev unveiled plans for the dismantling of the planned economy and nationalized property relations established in the October 1917 Russian Revolution.

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50 years ago: Democrats drop “Right-to-Work” repeal

On October 12, 1965, the Democratic Party dropped half-hearted attempts to repeal Section 14(b) of the anti-labor Taft-Hartley Act.

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75 years ago: Protests against Jim Crow in the US military

On October 12, 1940, black leaders denounced US President Franklin Roosevelt for falsely claiming they had approved his policy of maintaining racial segregation in the armed forces.

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100 years ago: Mass demonstration of striking garment workers in Chicago

On October 12, 1915, 15,000 striking garment workers marched through the streets of the Loop District of Chicago in a mass demonstration, carrying signs and banners proclaiming their cause.

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Autoworkers Struggles

A reply to redbaiting by the general counsel of the Detroit AFL-CIO

By Eric London, 8 October 2015

“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 UAW and the Democratic Party

By Tom Mackaman, 22 September 2015

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Arts Review

Black Mass: The story of Whitey Bulger, gangster and FBI informant

By Kevin Martinez, 10 October 2015

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution: No lessons learned

By Clare Hurley and Fred Mazelis, 9 October 2015

Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part Four
Guantanamo’s Child, Thank You for Bombing, The Hard Stop: Filmmakers take on the global “war on terror” and police violence at home


The government-union conspiracy to raid US workers’ pensions

By Andre Damon, 10 October 2015

Hungary expedites deportation of refugees

By Markus Salzmann, 10 October 2015

“Nobody can live like this”: A young refugee in Hamburg speaks out

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Israeli forces step up repression in Jerusalem, West Bank

By Jean Shaoul, 10 October 2015

Michigan governor belatedly orders change in Flint’s water supply

By James Brewer, 10 October 2015

A crisis of global dimensions

By Joseph Kishore, 9 October 2015

US officials seek to contain fallout from hospital massacre in Afghanistan

Financial Times reports US plans to send warships into waters claimed by China

Tsipras wins confidence vote in Greek parliament


Grace Lee Boggs dies at 100 years old

By Shannon Jones, 9 October 2015

Boggs passed briefly through the Trotskyist movement in the early 1950s before becoming a supporter of black nationalism, feminism and the Democratic Party.

2016 US Elections

McCarthy withdrawal highlights deepening Republican Party crisis

By Patrick Martin, 9 October 2015

Bernie Sanders backs Obama on Syria war

By Patrick Martin, 7 October 2015

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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

By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2015

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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