New update in the contract fight
US autoworkers’ outrage mounts over UAW news blackout

By Eric London, 15 September 2015

Following last night's extension of the Fiat-Chrysler contract, the UAW is refusing to provide any information to rank-and-file workers.The WSWS will be posting updates on the contract negotiations throughout the day.

As contract deadline passes
Autoworkers denounce UAW sabotage of wages fight

Behind the UAW news blackout
What is taking place in the US auto contract negotiations?

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Germany closes its borders to refugees

By Peter Schwarz, 15 September 2015

The closure of the German border has triggered an international chain reaction, with refugees being pushed from one border to another, detained and mistreated.

Rallies in Europe and Australia in defence of refugees

Refugee crisis in Europe: Popular support for migrants confronts official inhumanity

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Malcolm Turnbull installed as Australian prime minister in inner-party coup

By James Cogan, 15 September 2015

Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is the personification of the interests of finance capital and has been inserted to implement its austerity agenda.

UK Labour leader Corbyn includes pro-austerity, pro-war Blairites in shadow cabinet

By Chris Marsden, 15 September 2015

Corbyn has chosen a shadow cabinet that includes those who are bitterly hostile to the policy shifts he publicly advocates.

The political issues posed by Corbyn’s election as UK Labour Party leader

Tsipras defends record of austerity in Greek election debate

By Alex Lantier, 15 September 2015

Monday’s debate was shaped by Syriza’s betrayal of its promises to end the European Union’s austerity policies.

A week before election, Greek conservatives neck and neck with Syriza

What is the pseudo-left?

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US presidential campaign: Sanders opens up lead in Iowa, New Hampshire polls

By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2015

Support for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has plunged in polls in the two earliest voting states as well as nationally.

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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Canada’s NDP attacks Liberal deficit spending plan from the right

By Dylan Lubao, 15 September 2015

The trade union-backed NDP is denouncing the Liberals’ plan to finance infrastructure projects through deficit spending as “fiscally irresponsible.”

Seattle teachers continue strike

By David Brown, 15 September 2015

Some 5,000 teachers in Seattle remain on strike in a battle that is being isolated by the National Education Association.

Obamacare coverage terminated for 430,000 immigrants

By Kate Randall, 15 September 2015

The majority of those stripped of coverage are documented US residents and citizens caught up in an inefficient and arbitrary system.

Study shows Flint, Michigan has “very serious lead in water problem”

By James Brewer, 15 September 2015

A research group from Virginia Tech University calls for “immediate health warnings and intervention” based on sample results from Flint households.

Barcelona: Mass pro-independence demonstration on Catalonia’s national day

By Alejandro López, 15 September 2015

Pro-separatist factions within the Catalan bourgeoisie are promoting nationalism to prevent a united struggle of the working class in Catalonia with their brothers and sisters across Spain.

Australia, New Zealand reject stronger climate measures at Pacific Islands Forum

By John Braddock, 15 September 2015

Many of the small Pacific Island states are low-lying and particularly vulnerable to the rising sea levels produced by higher global temperatures.

New in French

Les questions politiques soulevées par l'élection de Corbyn à la tête du Parti travailliste

Par Julie Hyland, 15 septembre 2015

Personne ne peut affirmer sérieusement, surtout après l'expérience de Syriza en Grèce, qu'une redistribution de la richesse puisse s’effectuer sans une lutte par la classe ouvrière pour briser la mainmise de l'élite financière.

A une semaine des élections, coude à coude des conservateurs grecs et de Syriza

Par Alex Lantier, 15 septembre 2015

Ce dont on voit le dénouement en Grèce se sont les conséquences politiques de la trahison des promesses électorales de Syriza de mettre fin à la politique d’austérité imposée par l’Union européenne.

La crise des réfugiés révèle le coût humain des guerres « humanitaires » du NPA

Par Anthony Torres, 15 septembre 2015

La crise des réfugiés en Europe a mis en lumière le rôle criminel des partis de la pseudo-gauche qui ont défendu les guerres impérialistes sous des prétextes « humanitaires ».

New in German

Corbyns Wahl zum Vorsitzenden der britischen Labour Party wirft politische Fragen auf

Von Julie Hyland, 15. September 2015

Nach den Ereignissen in Griechenland ist klar, dass eine Umverteilung des Reichtums ohne umfassende soziale Kämpfe und eine unabhängige Bewegung der Arbeiterklasse nicht möglich ist.

Deutschland macht die Grenzen dicht

Von Peter Schwarz, 15. September 2015

Die Sperrung der deutschen Grenze hat eine internationale Kettenreaktion ausgelöst. Flüchtlinge werden von einer Grenze zur nächsten geschoben, festgehalten und misshandelt.

Frankfurt: Kundgebung gegen Schließung der deutschen Grenze

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 15. September 2015

Vor dem Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof organisierten Flüchtlingshelfer eine Protestkundgebung gegen die Schließung der Grenze zu Österreich.

Jemen: Saudische Koalition bereitet Angriff auf Hauptstadt Sanaa vor

Von Patrick Martin, 15. September 2015

Tausende von ausländischen Truppen, darunter große Kontingente aus Saudi-Arabien, den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten und Katar, bereiten Presseberichten zufolge einen Angriff auf die jemenitische Hauptstadt Sanaa vor.

Gegenseitige Kriegsdrohungen aus Indien und Pakistan

Von Sampath Perera, 15. September 2015

Seit Monaten liefern sich Indien und Pakistan regelmäßig Artillerieduelle über die Waffenstillstandslinie zwischen dem indischen und dem pakistanischen Teil Kaschmirs hinweg.

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Seven years since the Wall Street crash

15 September 2015

Seven years after the eruption of the crisis, financial parasitism has reached unprecedented heights while the global economy stagnates.

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Featured Comment

A world convulsed by crises

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 12 September 2015

Crisis is not the exception, but the rule. The very speed of events, with virtually no intervals of calm between the storms, denotes an intensifying general crisis.

Autoworkers Struggles

Why the UAW picked Fiat Chrysler

By Jerry White, 15 September 2015

Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne and UAW President Dennis Williams are both seeking a deal on the two-tier system, which will permanently lower the top pay of autoworkers.

As the Big Three contracts expire
The way forward for US autoworkers

By Jerry White and Eric London, 14 September 2015

On eve of Big Three contract expiration
Louisville workers and youth support the fight of autoworkers

By Zac Corrigan, 12 September 2015

What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 11 September 2015

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Obama’s war crimes in Yemen

By Niles Williamson, 15 September 2015

The blood of thousands of Yemenis is on the hands of the Obama administration, which has facilitated the Saudi monarchy’s onslaught.

Saudi-led coalition pours troops into Yemen

As Yemen assault continues, US announces billion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia

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Drumbeat grows for escalating war against Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 11 September 2015

Obama administration suppresses account of CIA torture

By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2015

Rupert Murdoch rehabilitates disgraced CEO Rebekah Brooks

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

15 September 2015

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

As Allegheny Technologies lockout enters fifth week
ArcelorMittal walks out of negotiations with USW

By Evan Winters, 14 September 2015

US Steel maintaining hard line in contract talks with steelworkers

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Australian tram drivers strike over jobs and conditions

By Margaret Rees, 14 September 2015

Arts Review

Diego Rivera murals in San Francisco—Mostly hidden and obscured
Change the World or Go Home by Alejandro Almanza Pereda

By Jeff Lusanne, 14 September 2015

Exhibition in London
Shirley Baker: A compassionate photographer of 1960s working class life

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015


The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part three

By Katerina Selin, 14 September 2015


Remains of a new species of early human discovered in South African cave

By Philip Guelpa, 14 September 2015


IYSSE in Sri Lanka, India condemn ban at University of Melbourne

14 September 2015

IYSSE in Germany protests against University of Melbourne ban

2016 US Elections

Clinton pledges to outdo Obama in militarism

By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2015

The reactionary campaign around Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis

By Tom Carter, 10 September 2015

Six Republican presidential candidates back defiance of gay marriage ruling

The 2016 US election and the scapegoating of immigrants

By Bill Van Auken, 1 September 2015

Donald Trump: The ugly face of capitalist politics

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25 years ago: US Air Force chief of staff cashiered

General Michael J. Dugan, the Air Force chief of staff, was summarily dismissed from his post on September 17, 1990 by US Defense Secretary Richard Cheney.

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50 years ago: Government of “national emergency” installed in Greece

On September 17, 1965, former Deputy Premier Stephanos Stephanopoulos was installed as prime minister of Greece by King Constantine.

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75 years ago: US Congress passes draft bill

On September 16, 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Service and Training Act, which required men from the ages of 26 to 35 to register for the draft.

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100 years ago: Tsar suspends Russian Duma amid mass strike wave

On 16 September, 1915, the Tsar suspended the Fourth Russian Duma, or parliament, amid a deepening crisis of the regime spurred by disastrous reversals in World War One, deepening social discontent, and a mass strike movement of the working class.

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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