Germany to deport refugees in military cargo planes

By Martin Kreickenbaum and Andre Damon, 23 October 2015

Governments throughout Europe are responding to the refugee crisis with repression and mass deportation.

State and media active in building up a far-right movement in Germany

By Christoph Dreier, 23 October 2015

The refugee crisis, war and socialism

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Widespread anger and opposition in wake of ratification of Fiat Chrysler sellout

By Shannon Jones, 23 October 2015

The UAW followed the landslide “no” vote three weeks ago with a campaign that combined lies, threats, the fomenting of divisions between workers and economic blackmail.

GM posts record operating profits from cost-cutting, corporate restructuring

The significance of the Fiat Chrysler workers’ fight

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South Africa: University students storm parliamentary precincts

By G. T. Maqhubela, 23 October 2015

Some students have been reported to be facing treason charges.

Clinton testifies before House Benghazi committee

By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2015

The televised circus in Washington covered up the real issue: the alliance of the US government with Al Qaeda forces in regime-change operations in both Libya and Syria.

The New York Times peddles excuses for Kunduz hospital slaughter

By Thomas Gaist, 23 October 2015

The Times report comes one week after the AP revealed that US Special Forces were scoping out the MSF hospital immediately prior to the attack

American Cancer Society adds its voice in campaign against early breast cancer screenings

By Kate Randall, 23 October 2015

Under both the proposed US Preventive Service Task Force’s guidelines and the ACS’s revised recommendations, numerous breast cancer cases will go undetected.

Alabama judge to poor defendants: Give blood or go to jail

By Shelley Connor, 23 October 2015

Forcing impoverished debtors to exchange their blood for freedom is a particularly grotesque expression of the class character of the American criminal “justice” system.

Voters shun Socialist Party’s left unity referendum before French regional elections

By Stéphane Hugues, 23 October 2015

The Socialist Party’s attempt to burnish its image by holding a referendum on whether to unite the “left” in the upcoming regional elections was a resounding failure.

Australian ex-treasurer spells out corporate elite’s agenda

By Mike Head, 23 October 2015

In his departing speech, Joe Hockey outlined the dismantling of welfare, health and education, as well as deep cuts to working-class wages and conditions.

Two Chinese diplomats killed in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 23 October 2015

While many details are still unknown, the fatal shooting occurs amid explosive tensions between China and the Philippines provoked by Washington.

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General Motors affiche des bénéfices record dus aux réductions de coûts et à la restructuration de la société

Par Jerry White, 23 octobre 2015

L'annonce des bénéfices de GM au troisième trimestre intervient alors que les constructeurs, les médias et l'UAW exigent que les travailleurs réduisent leurs attentes concernant les nouvelles conventions collectives de quatre ans.

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Netanyahu’s apology for Hitler

23 October 2015

The Israeli prime minister has foully slandered the Palestinian people by attributing to them the responsibility for the Holocaust.

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75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

David North to speak at public meetings in UK and US: Why and How the GPU Murdered Leon Trotsky

21 October 2015

A public meeting in London on Sunday November 22 has been added to a series of US meetings that will review the significance of Trotsky’s murder at the hands of the Stalinist GPU and the origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation.

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015

Why and how the GPU murdered Leon Trotsky
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News Feature

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part two
Destruction of public housing and forced exodus of workers

By E.P. Bannon, 23 October 2015

New Orleans had a pre-hurricane population of 484,700. Today, it is 384,300, a 21 percent decline.

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part one
The catastrophe unfolds


The global significance of China’s economic slowdown

By Nick Beams, 23 October 2015

China’s economic slowdown will heighten deflationary and recessionary trends throughout the world economy.

The Canadian election and the intensification of class conflict

By Keith Jones, 22 October 2015

Canada’s incoming Liberals will pursue austerity and war

“Team Trudeau”: Tried and trusted representatives of big business

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Former Chicago Schools head pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

By Kristina Betinis, 22 October 2015

US, Russia in talks on Syria following Assad’s trip to Moscow

By Bill Van Auken, 22 October 2015

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What is the Jeremy Corbyn Momentum?

By Julie Hyland, 22 October 2015

NATO begins dress rehearsal for Europe-wide war

By Thomas Gaist, 21 October 2015

Autoworkers Struggles

UAW claims early returns point to ratification of Fiat Chrysler sellout contract

By Shannon Jones, 22 October 2015

Fiat Chrysler workers vote as UAW and media push second sellout deal

By Shannon Jones, 21 October 2015

Letter from Ohio GM worker on UAW betrayal of Kmart struggle

21 October 2015

Tennessee GM autoworker expresses solidarity with Fiat Chrysler workers

Vote “no” on second UAW-FCA sellout contract! Build rank-and-file action committees in every plant!

20 October 2015

The WSWS urges workers to download this statement, distribute it to fellow workers and post it on social media.

Autoworkers’ struggle at the crossroads

By Jerry White, 14 October 2015

John Deere workers in US demand recount, full release of contract

By George Gallanis, 22 October 2015

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New genetic data show “Back to Africa” migration in Neolithic times

By Philip Guelpa, 23 October 2015

Analysis of ancient DNA from Ethiopia provides evidence of a “reflux” of Eurasian peoples into Africa between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago, contributing significantly to the modern African genome.

Workers Struggles

Allegheny Technologies lockout enters third month

By Samuel Davidson, 23 October 2015

The lockout of 2,200 steelworkers by Allegheny Technologies Inc. has entered its third month and has now become longer than the 69-day strike at the company in 1994.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

23 October 2015

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

Air France postpones job cuts as anger rises among workers

By Anthony Torres, 22 October 2015

Dismissed teachers file class action lawsuit against Los Angeles Unified School District

By Dan Conway, 22 October 2015

Arts Review

Coming Home: A small, sincere film about big, complex times

By David Walsh, 20 October 2015

Sicario: A Zero Dark Thirty for the “war on drugs”?

The 2016 US Elections

US Vice President Biden declines to run for president

By Patrick Martin, 22 October 2015

Bernie Sanders endorses Obama’s decision to keep troops in Afghanistan

By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2015

Bernie Sanders backs the prosecution of Edward Snowden

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism

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25 years ago: Economic crisis over Gulf War provokes strikes

On October 24, 1990, over 1,000 riot police were mobilized to force the reopening of the key Basque crossing point into France after the blockading of border crossings to both France and Portugal by striking Spanish independent truckers.

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50 years ago: Klansman acquitted in Liuzzo murder

On October 22, 1965, an all-white jury in Haynesville, Alabama acquitted Leroy Wilkins, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, in the murder of civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo.

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75 years ago: Lewis denounces Roosevelt, endorses Willkie

On October 25, 1940, John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers and president of the CIO, denounced Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt for being prowar and antilabor in a nationwide radio broadcast.

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100 years ago: Italy and Russia declare war on Bulgaria

On October 19, 1915, Italy and Russia declared war on Bulgaria, following the latter’s attack on Serbia.

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