Fiat Chrysler workers reject UAW contract at Michigan and Indiana plants

By Jerry White, 25 September 2015

The initial votes at major factories reveal the deep hostility of workers to the sellout agreement, which will attack wages, jobs and health benefits.

Tipton, Indiana Fiat Chrysler worker: Company punished workers for getting injured on the job

By Eric London, 25 September 2015

Volkswagen prepares to carry out restructuring at workers’ expense

By Peter Schwarz, 25 September 2015

In the wake of the VW emissions scandal, demands are being raised to fundamentally restructure the company to make it more profitable.

The Volkswagen emissions scandal

Caterpillar announces plans to lay off 10,000 workers

By George Gallanis, 25 September 2015

Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has announced plans to close plants and slash thousands of jobs.

Auto news update
Mopar workers in Michigan vote to reject UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal as anger grows

Autoworkers defy UAW bid to ram through Fiat Chrysler contract

The political issues in the autoworkers’ struggle

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EU summit reinforces Fortress Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 25 September 2015

The adopted measures are aimed at keeping refugees out, corralling them in camps near the borders and restricting their freedom of movement within Europe.

EU adopts plan to keep out refugees

The resurrection of borders in Europe

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Fed chief points to rate rise this year

By Nick Beams, 25 September 2015

The speech by US Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen Thursday sought to counter criticisms of the decision last week to keep interest rates on hold.

Fed decision fails to calm markets

China, emerging economies and commodities roil financial markets

A reactionary Congress applauds the Pope

By Patrick Martin, 25 September 2015

The address by Pope Francis to a joint session of Congress was a flagrant violation of the separation of church and state.

The Pope in America

US health insurance deductibles rise sharply, far outpacing wage gains

By Kate Randall, 25 September 2015

Deductibles for employer-sponsored health insurance have risen more than six times the average wage increase of US workers since 2010.

Quebec Common Front seeks limited rotating-strike mandate

By Laurent Lafrance, 25 September 2015

Quebec’s public sector unions have responded to the Liberals’ sweeping concession demands and the threat of strikebreaking legislation with plans for limited job action.

French-backed deal reinstates transitional government after Burkina Faso coup

By Stéphane Hugues, 25 September 2015

A week after a putsch by supporters of deposed President Blaise Compaoré, a deal backed by France and Burkina Faso’s army has reinstated the transitional government.

Australian public sector workers reject government pay offer

By Terry Cook, 25 September 2015

The CPSU has kept workers divided along departmental lines, while appealing to the Turnbull government for negotiations on its cost-cutting demands.

France sells Mistral warships designed for Russia to Egyptian dictatorship

By Anthony Torres, 25 September 2015

After having canceled the Russian contract during the Ukrainian crisis, France is selling the two helicopter carriers to one of the world’s bloodiest dictatorships.

Bangladeshi government confronts rising popular discontent

By Wimal Perera, 25 September 2015

The Awami League-led government’s imposition of austerity measures is provoking unrest among students, teachers and workers.

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25 лет назад: План выжженной земли для советской экономики

25 сентября 2015 г.

Так называемая программа «500 дней», подготовленная группой ведущих экономических советников советского президента Михаила Горбачева, была опубликована 4 сентября 1990 года в газете Известия.

New in Turkish

Syriza ve Bağımsız Yunanlılar yeni kemer sıkma koalisyonuna son şeklini veriyor

Robert Stevens, 25 Eylül 2015

Syriza, ülkeyi Ocak ayında olduğu gibi, sağcı yabancı düşmanı Bağımsız Yunanlılar (ANEL) ile bir koalisyon içinde yönetecek.

IYSSE (Avustralya) konferanslarında savaş karşıtı Zimmerwald konferansının önemi tartışıldı

Muhabirlerimizden, 25 Eylül 2015

IYSSE, geçtiğimiz iki hafta boyunca, başlıca dört üniversite kampüsünde, “Savaş karşıtı Zimmerwald konferansının 100. yılı: Rus Devrimi nasıl hazırlandı?” başlıklı başarılı bir konferanslar dizisi düzenledi.

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L’UE adopte un plan pour refouler les réfugiés

Par Martin Kreickenbaum, 25 septembre 2015

Le but du nouveau système de quotas de réfugiés est de juguler l'afflux de migrants, d'accélérer leur expulsion et de fermer hermétiquement les frontières extérieures de l'UE.

La France vend à l’Egypte les deux Mistral construits pour la Russie

Par Anthony Torres, 25 septembre 2015

Ayant annulé le contrat russe lors de la crise ukrainienne, la France vend les porte-hélicoptères à l'une des dictatures les plus sanglantes de la planète.

New in German

EU-Gipfel stärkt die Mauern der Festung Europa

Von Peter Schwarz, 25. September 2015

Die Maßnahmen des EU-Gipfels zielen darauf ab, Flüchtlinge von Europa fernzuhalten, in grenznahen Lagern aufzufangen und ihre Bewegungsfreiheit innerhalb Europas zu beschränken.

USA stationieren neue Atomwaffen in Deutschland

Von Johannes Stern, 25. September 2015

Die USA stationieren auf dem deutschen Fliegerhorst Büchel in der Eifel bis zu zwanzig neue Atombomben vom Typ B 61-12, die zusammen die 80-fache Sprengkraft einer Hiroshima-Bombe haben.

Tsipras neues Austeritäts-Kabinett

Von Robert Stevens, 25. September 2015

Syriza ist entschlossen, in den kommenden drei Jahren das härteste Sparprogramm umzusetzen, das einem europäischen Krisenland je auferlegt wurde.

Die USA und Russland sprechen über die Möglichkeit einer politischen Lösung in Syrien

Von Thomas Gaist, 25. September 2015

Selbst ein umfassendes politisches Übereinkommen würde nur vorübergehend die Widersprüche im Zaum halten, die drohen, die ganze Region in einen Flächenbrand zu verwandeln.

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Catastrophe in Saudi Arabia, pillar of Washington’s Middle East policy

25 September 2015

The deaths of over 700 Muslim pilgrims near Mecca has underscored the deepening crisis of the Saudi monarchy, a pillar of US policy in the Middle East.

Earlier Perspectives »

Autoworkers Struggles

Video: Fiat Chrysler workers speak out against UAW sellout contract

By James Brewer and Jerry White, 23 September 2015

Healthcare cuts planned as part of UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal

By Jerry White, 24 September 2015

Third tier created for Mopar workers, axle operators in UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal

By Joseph Kishore, 23 September 2015

The UAW-company productivity plan: A recipe for speedup and injuries

By Eric London, 24 September 2015

The UAW and the Democratic Party

By Tom Mackaman, 22 September 2015

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

25 September 2015

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

A thousand jobs to go at UK Tata Steel

By Danny Richardson, 24 September 2015

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Greek Prime Minister Tsipras selects pro-austerity cabinet

By Robert Stevens, 24 September 2015

German Left Party leaders welcome Syriza election victory

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Chinese president seeks to blunt Obama administration’s criticisms

By Peter Symonds, 24 September 2015

Australian Prime Minister Turnbull gets US backing

By Nick Beams, 24 September 2015

Turnbull’s cabinet to deepen attacks on Australian working class

US pharmaceutical industry price-gouging and the case of Martin Shkreli

By Nick Barrickman, 24 September 2015

Nominee for FDA commissioner has close ties to drug industry

Serving UK general threatens mutiny against a future Corbyn government

Canadian troops begin mission to train Ukrainian Army and National Guard

Pope Francis to Cubans: “avoid ideology”…or else!

Arts Review

99 Homes’ director Ramin Bahrani: “The villain is the system”

By Joanne Laurier, 24 September 2015

2016 US Elections

Scott Walker quits Republican presidential race

By Patrick Martin, 24 September 2015

Political lessons of the battle of Wisconsin

More bigotry from Republican presidential candidates

By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2015

Republican presidential debate: A reactionary political system in decay

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

By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2015

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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IYSSE (Australia) lectures discuss significance of Zimmerwald anti-war conference

By our reporters, 22 September 2015

25 years ago: US tensions mount over war, budget deadlines

Twenty-five years ago this week, the administration of George H. W. Bush headed into twin crises over the US budget deficit and the preparations for war in the Persian Gulf.

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50 years ago: Aden declared British crown colony

On September 26, 1965, British imperialism deposed the government of Aden and reimposed direct colonial rule over the tiny protectorate at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, which is now part of Yemen.

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75 years ago: Japan invades Indochina

On September 23, 1940, Japanese military forces invaded French Indochina, including present-day Vietnam.

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100 years ago: Battle of Loos begins on the Western Front

On September 25, 1915, the British army tried to break through German lines on the Gohelle plain near the village of Loos.

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