Thousands of refugees held at Budapest train station

By Markus Salzmann, 3 September 2015

Record numbers of refugees are fleeing Syria and other countries devastated by the intervention of the Western powers.

German chancellor feigns sympathy for refugees

By Peter Schwarz, 3 September 2015

The policy of the German government is characterised by a disregard for refugees fleeing for their lives from the war zones in the Middle East and Africa.

Refugee crisis deepens across central Europe

UK government pursuing vicious anti-immigrant response to migrant crisis

German Left Party leader proposes separating refugees according to ethnicity

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Washington launches new drone assassination program in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 3 September 2015

The previously secret “targeted killing” program appears to be aimed at beheading ISIS.

Pentagon to expand drone killing program

Trident Juncture 2015: NATO’s biggest manoeuvre since 2002

By Marianne Arens, 3 September 2015

The manoeuvres will be held in Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean with 36,000 soldiers from all 28 NATO partner countries and five other allies.

Millions of Indian workers strike against Modi government’s pro-market reforms

By our correspondents, 3 September 2015

While workers are determined to defend their jobs and living conditions, the unions used the strike to let off steam and keep workers tied to the political establishment.

Indian workers need a socialist strategy

Northern Illinois town on lockdown as police manhunt continues

By Kristina Betinis, 3 September 2015

Police have responded to the shooting of an officer with a massive paramilitary manhunt, putting the town of Fox Lake, Illinois on lockdown.

The manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat: High Sierra in upstate New York

Notes on police violence in America
Man shot to death by police in San Antonio, Texas while trying to surrender

By Nick Barrickman, 3 September 2015

A bystander video shows that Gilbert Flores was shot twice by San Antonio police officers despite raising his hands to surrender.

Notes on police violence in America
Black youth dies in Virginia jail cell after being held four months for alleged $5 theft

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Wildfires in US Pacific Northwest continue to burn

By James Blackwell, 3 September 2015

The impact of drought and forestry budget cuts have contributed to a violent fire season along the Pacific Coast.

Summer schools of France’s Socialist and Left Parties prepare swing to the right

By Francis Dubois, 3 September 2015

The French Socialist Party and the Left Party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon are preparing alliances with right-wing forces explicitly hostile to socialism.

Spain increases its presence in Africa

By Alejandro López, 3 September 2015

There are currently around 1,000 Spanish soldiers in 10 land, air and naval missions on African soil.

Australian economy slides towards recession

By Mike Head, 3 September 2015

The corporate elite is demanding that the economic reversal be used to drive through a new wave of attacks on jobs, living standards and working conditions.

Australian steel unions enforce destruction of jobs and conditions

By Richard Phillips, 3 September 2015

The unions have pledged to defend BlueScope Steel’s profits and provide the company with $200 million in cost-cutting measures.

BlueScope Steel workers speak with the WSWS

By our reporters, 3 September 2015

New in Turkish

Dünya kapitalizmi “hızla felakete doğru kayıyor”

Barry Grey, 3 Eylül 2015

Eylül 2008’deki Wall Street çöküşünden yedi yıl sonra, uluslararası ölçekte egemen çevreler içinde, dünya kapitalist ekonomisinin toparlanmak şöyle dursun, bunalıma girdiğine ilişkin korkular artıyor.

New in French

Abe accélère la remilitarisation du Japon

Par Peter Symonds, 3 septembre 2015

La dernière augmentation du budget de la Défense, destinée à financer l'achat de nouveau matériel de guerre sophistiqué et l'extension des bases militaires, portera les dépenses militaires japonaises à des niveaux records.

Canada: le Syndicat des postiers, la pseudo-gauche et la campagne «n'importe qui, sauf Harper»

Par Roger Jordan, 3 septembre 2015

Le président du STTP, Mike Palecek, participe à la campagne des syndicats pour remplacer les conservateurs par un gouvernement d'austérité du NPD ou des libéraux.

New in German

Japan beschleunigt militärische Aufrüstung

Von Peter Symonds, 3. September 2015

Um modernste Kriegstechnik anzuschaffen und die Militärstützpunkte auf den Inseln auszuweiten, erhöht die Regierung in Tokio den Militärhaushalt.

Flüchtlingskrise in Europa wird immer schlimmer

Von Patrick Martin, 3. September 2015

Während die Regierungen der EU ihre Unterdrückungsmaßnahmen ausweiten, zeigen viele normale Bürger eine gesunde Sympathie für diejenigen, die vor Krieg und Unterdrückung fliehen.

Tausende Flüchtlinge werden am Budapester Bahnhof festgehalten

Von Markus Salzmann, 3. September 2015

Auch wenn Berlin Krokodilstränen über die Behandlung der Flüchtlinge in Budapest verliert, findet das brutale Vorgehen gegen Flüchtlinge mit seiner vollen Unterstützung statt.

Die deutsche Mittelschicht schrumpft

Von Dietmar Henning, 3. September 2015

Trotz hoher Beschäftigungszahlen ist die Mittelschicht in Deutschland zwischen 1992 und 2013 von 56 auf 48 Prozent der Bevölkerung gesunken, heißt es in einer Studie der Universität Duisburg.

Rechtsradikale Maidan-Kräfte randalieren in Kiew gegen Autonomiegesetz für die Ostukraine

Von Alex Lantier, 3. September 2015

Die Unruhen zeigen den reaktionären Charakter des amerikanischen Klientelstaates in der Ukraine. Wichtige Teile dieses Regimes drängen auf einen totalen Krieg gegen Russland.

Säuberungsaktion in der britischen Labour Party

Von Chris Marsden, 3. September 2015

Jeremy Corbyn kritisiert den rechten Kurs der Labour Party. Nun hat die Parteiführung den ganzen Mitarbeiterstab eingesetzt, um rund um die Uhr seine Anhänger zu verfolgen.

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For a united struggle of US steel, auto and telecommunications workers!

3 September 2015

Amidst rising anger among workers throughout the United States, the unions are working to suppress opposition to the relentless assault on wages and benefits.

Earlier Perspectives »

Workers Struggles in the US

Outpouring of support for WSWS Autoworker Newsletter among US autoworkers

By Eric London, 3 September 2015

Hundreds of workers from the United States have signed-up to support the WSWS’s Autoworker Newsletter, which is having a major impact at auto plants across the country.

Eighty years after founding of UAW
Homeless American autoworker speaks out

By Zac Corrigan, 31 August 2015

Video: The battle facing US autoworkers

A portrait of life in America’s Rust Belt
Part One

By Eric London, 27 August 2015

More on autoworkers struggles »

As contract expires, USW orders steelworkers to stay on the job

By our reporters, 2 September 2015

More on steelworkers struggles »

Unions keep Verizon and AT&T workers on job without contracts

By Samuel Davidson and Maria Kovalenko, 1 September 2015


RISE: The “Scottish Syriza” that dare not speak its name

By Steve James and Julie Hyland, 3 September 2015

RISE’s purpose is to save the project of Scottish independence—and the lucrative opportunities they hope will be offered to its pseudo-left founders.

Abe accelerates the remilitarisation of Japan

By Peter Symonds, 2 September 2015

More signs of global downturn send stocks plunging again

By Andre Damon, 2 September 2015

Central banks step in to prop up global financial bubble

US imperialism and the new race to the Arctic

By Clara Weiss, 2 September 2015

Stalinism in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 31 August 2015

New York Times paints Obama as “champion” of working people

By Andre Damon, 1 September 2015

Detroit Federation of Teachers president ousted by union executive board

In wake of bloody factory bombing
Saudi Arabia and UAE prepare for major US-backed ground offensive in Yemen


IYSSE supporters protest ban on IYSSE at University of Melbourne

3 September 2015

The IYSSE is urging WSWS readers to protest against the University of Melbourne’s Clubs and Societies Committee attack on the fundamental democratic rights of students.

University of Melbourne student union imposes third ban on IYSSE club

the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 1 September 2015

Arts Review

Phoenix: After WWII in Germany, a woman rises from the ashes

By Joanne Laurier, 3 September 2015

Set in the immediate aftermath of World War II, a Jewish concentration camp survivor, Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss), is grossly disfigured and traumatized.

Author of books on Orson Welles, film noir, Vincente Minnelli and more
An interview with film historian and critic James Naremore

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 2 September 2015

Young Euro Classic: A music festival in Berlin opposing war and nationalism

By Verena Nees, 31 August 2015

Workers Struggles

Australian mining giant replaces Blackwater workers with contractors

By Declan O’Malley, 2 September 2015

2016 US Elections

The 2016 US election and the scapegoating of immigrants

By Bill Van Auken, 1 September 2015

Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

Sanders pledges his campaign to save Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 31 August 2015

Bernie Sanders: Silent partner of American militarism

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter: A revealing confrontation

By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2015

More on the 2016 US elections »

75 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

75 years since the assassination of Trotsky: 1940-2015
Leon Trotsky’s place in history

By David North, 21 August 2015

Published here is a section of a lecture delivered on the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky. The full lecture is included in David North’s book, In Defense of Leon Trotsky.

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Joseph Kishore, 20 August 2015

25 years ago: Scorched earth plan for Soviet economy

The so-called 500-days plan drafted by the top economic advisers to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev was published in the September 4, 1990 issue of Izvestia.

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50 years ago: Pakistan and India expand war

After several days of border clashes, Pakistan launched a large-scale invasion of the Indian-held Kashmir on September 1, 1965.

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75 years ago: US exchanges warships for British bases

On September 3, 1940 US President Franklin Roosevelt informed Congress and the public that he had completed an arrangement that would give Britain 50 destroyers in return for land and sea bases in the Western Hemisphere.

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100 years ago: Zimmerwald conference of socialist opponents of World War I

On September 5, 1915, 38 delegates representing socialist tendencies throughout Europe assembled in the Swiss town of Zimmerwald to discuss an antiwar program in opposition to the carnage of World War I.

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The British Library’s Magna Carta exhibition: A vital though flawed presentation

By Joe Mount, 28 August 2015

The Magna Carta and democratic rights