After Paris attacks, NATO powers press for military escalation in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 18 November 2015

The international coalition the French government claims it is trying to assemble with Russia and the US against the Islamic State militia is riven with contradictions.

French president exploits terror attacks to suspend democratic rights

The Paris terror attacks

US officials seize on Paris attacks to press for “back door” to encryption

By Joseph Kishore, 18 November 2015

Intelligence officials have long complained that encryption has undercut their illegal efforts to monitor all communications, allowing individuals to “go dark” and avoid surveillance.

UK government outlines plans for expanding militarism and repression after Paris attacks

By Julie Hyland, 18 November 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron announced a further £2 billion for the current military budget, including a doubling of the UK fleet of military drones to 20.

Citing Paris attacks, Jeremy Corbyn retreats from critique of UK foreign policy

Australian establishment seizes on Paris attacks to justify war and police state measures

By James Cogan, 18 November 2015

Every effort is being made to silence any criticism of the wars, attacks on democratic rights and worsening social conditions that have fuelled Islamist extremism.

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Syria’s Assad says Paris now “knows what Syria has lived for five years”

By Kumaran Ira, 18 November 2015

As divisions emerge in ruling circles over the Syrian crisis, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seeking to mend ties with the imperialist powers.

US planes destroy civilian fuel tankers in raid over Syria

Trudeau commits Canada to major role in Mideast war

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“Foreign made bomb” destroyed Russian plane over Sinai, Moscow says

By Thomas Gaist, 18 November 2015

Russia launched a new wave of airstrikes, against targets in Syria immediately after the FSB findings were released, including its first cruise missile strikes from the Mediterranean

Washington’s gunboat diplomacy in Manila

By Joseph Santolan, 18 November 2015

In a speech from the deck of a Philippine navy frigate, Obama pledged over a quarter of billion dollars to escalating military tensions in the South China Sea.

As vote tightens, Ford workers denounce UAW sellout

By Jerry White, 18 November 2015

Nearly half of Ford’s 53,000 workers began voting Tuesday at four major plants in Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio, following the rejection of the contract at Kansas City Assembly.

“It’s terrible, a slap in the face”
Kansas City autoworkers vote “no” on UAW-Ford contract

Wisconsin Kohler workers strike against two-tier wage

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Japan enters “technical recession”

By Nick Beams, 18 November 2015

The deepening economic slump in Japan points to the failure of the program of “Abenomics” to provide any real economic boost.

UK: Caparo steel workers sacked with immediate effect

By Danny Richardson, 18 November 2015

The steel unions, which moved rapidly to defuse any anger at the previous job cuts in the industry, have offered nothing to oppose the latest ones.

Young people in UK hit hardest by austerity

By Thomas Scripps, 18 November 2015

Almost a third of young people in Britain make less than £7.71 an hour.

Sri Lankan protests demand release of Tamil political prisoners

By S. Jayanth, 18 November 2015

The hartal or general shutdown in the north and east is a demonstration of the anger building among Tamil people against the government.

City University of New York faculty protest for higher wages and defense of education

By Isaac Finn, 18 November 2015

After five years without a contract, hundreds of CUNY faculty held a protest in Manhattan to demand an increase in salary and an end to the attack on public higher education.

Peruvian pseudo-lefts select former ruling party member as presidential candidate

By Armando Cruz, 18 November 2015

The most revealing thing about Peru’s “left” primary is that the vote count was entrusted to a branch of the US National Endowment for Democracy.

Australian maritime union betrays Hutchison workers

By Richard Phillips, 18 November 2015

Hutchison management thanked the union for giving the company “greatly enhanced flexibility.”

Hutchison worker: “The union delivered the job cuts the company wanted”

18 November 2015

New in Turkish

Paris terör saldırıları

Alex Lantier ve Barry Grey, 18 Kasım 2015

Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, Fransa ve diğer emperyalist güçler savaş ve yağma politikalarını yoğunlaştırmak için, Paris’te IŞİD tarafından gerçekleştirilen terörist vahşete sarıldılar.

Yunanistan’da kemer sıkmaya karşı mücadelede ileriye giden yol

Alex Lantier, 18 Kasım 2015

Yunanistan’da kemer sıkmaya karşı 12 Kasım'da gerçekleşen bir günlük protesto grevine yüz binlerce kişinin katılması, işçi sınıfının Avrupa Birliği’ne ve Syriza hükümetine karşı mücadele etme isteğinin bir işaretidir.

New in French

Suite aux attentats de Paris on bat le tambour pour l'escalade militaire et la répression intérieure

Par Bill Van Auken, 18 novembre 2015

Le terrorisme, du point de vue de l'État américain, est une tactique utile lorsqu'il est dirigé contre les ennemis de Washington. Il fait simplement partie des frais généraux quand il frappe les Etats-Unis et leurs alliés.

Les médias allemands réclament la guerre et la dictature suite aux attentats de Paris

Par Johannes Stern, 18 novembre 2015

Milieux politiques droitiers et médias allemands exploitent le choc des attentats de Paris pour lancer des appels de plus en plus explicites en faveur de l’autoritarisme et du militarisme.

Avec le soutien des États-Unis, la France lance une campagne de bombardement en Syrie

Par Nick Beams, 18 novembre 2015

Après les attentats terroristes de vendredi soir à Paris, les principales puissances impérialistes s’empressent d’intensifier leur intervention militaire en Syrie.

New in German

Nach den Terroranschlägen von Paris:
Trommelfeuer für weitere Kriege und Polizeistaat

Von Bill Van Auken, 18. November 2015

Für den amerikanischen Staat ist der Terrorismus eine nützliche Taktik, solange er sich gegen Washingtons Feinde richtet. Trifft er die USA und ihre Verbündeten selbst, wird er als notwendiges Übel in Kauf genommen.

Deutsche Medien rücken nach rechts

Von Peter Schwarz, 18. November 2015

Nach den Terroranschlägen in Paris entwickeln auch liberalere deutsche Medien eine Kriegs- und Law-and-order-Rhetorik, wie man sie von den amerikanischen Neocons kennt.

Präsident Hollande nutzt Terroranschläge für Angriff auf demokratische Rechte

Von Alex Lantier und Stéphane Hugues, 18. November 2015

Hollande will die französische Verfassung ändern, um es der Regierung zu ermöglichen, für unbegrenzte Zeit den Notstand zu verhängen.

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The media and the Paris terror attacks

18 November 2015

It is virtually impossible to find in the saturation media coverage of the Paris events any questioning of the legitimacy of the policies of the imperialist governments.

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Autoworkers Struggles

Video report: UAW officials grab cell phone, forcibly eject WSWS reporters from press conference

18 November 2015

UAW officials from Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan physically ejected two WSWS Autoworker Newsletter reporters from a press conference and forcibly took a cell phone being used to record the incident.

Vote “no” on UAW-Ford sellout contract!

12 November 2015

UAW contracts sanction moves to eliminate small car production in US

Autoworker speaks out: Life for young workers in America’s rustbelt

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ICFI Statement

The Political Lessons of Syriza’s Betrayal in Greece
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

13 November 2015

The warnings of the ICFI and WSWS that Syriza was a pro-capitalist party, hostile to the working class, have been completely vindicated.

The way forward in the struggle against austerity in Greece

75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Security and the Fourth International, the Gelfand Case and the deposition of Mark Zborowski
An open letter from David North to Susan Weissman

10 November 2015

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By David North, 30 September 2015


German media lurches further to the right after Paris attacks

By Peter Schwarz, 18 November 2015

Even traditionally “liberal” German media outlets are spouting the type of war and law-and-order rhetoric previously associated with American neoconservatives.

After the Paris terror attacks: A drumbeat for military escalation and internal repression

By Bill Van Auken, 17 November 2015

Liberal propagandists in US agitate for total war in Syria and Iraq

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The class character of the student protests on US campuses

By David Walsh, 17 November 2015

Protests erupt after Minneapolis police shoot unarmed man, “execution style”

By Anthony Bertolt, 17 November 2015

Michigan policeman who severely beat motorist Floyd Dent on trial for assault

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The “Great Recession” and the deepening austerity drive

Obama lectures the G20

US flies nuclear-capable bombers close to Chinese islets

Class justice in America: Eight-year-old charged with murder

Book Review

From Roma refugee to attorney in Germany: Nizaqete Bislimi’s Durch die Wand (“Through the Wall”)

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 18 November 2015

Roma author Nizaqete Bislimi describes how she overcame the obstacle of Germany’s inhumane immigration laws after her escape from Kosovo.

Arts Review

Mose Allison—American Legend: Mose’s live music finally leaves the room

By James Brewer, 18 November 2015

Recorded at a series of shows in Northern California in 2006, this live CD epitomizes Allison at his best.

Force of Destiny—a thoughtful film about surviving cancer

“Cinema must have a social conscience”
Veteran filmmaker Paul Cox discusses his latest feature

Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meetings in Australia:
Why and How the GPU Murdered Leon Trotsky

18 November 2015

The meetings are part of the commemoration by the ICFI of the 75th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination.

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Thousands of refugees crammed into airport hangars in Berlin, Germany

By Verena Nees, 16 November 2015

EU Summit in Malta strikes dirty deal to keep refugees out of Europe

German Left Party leader rails against refugees

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Workers Struggles

Australian unions seek to ram through job destruction at BlueScope Steel

By Oscar Grenfell and James Cogan, 17 November 2015

California: Kaiser Permanente mental health workers set to strike

The 2016 US Elections

Bernie Sanders lines up with Middle East war drive

By Patrick Martin, 16 November 2015

Bernie Sanders’ first campaign ad: From “political revolution” to “real change”

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

At Republican presidential debate
“Wages are too high,” declares billionaire Trump

By Patrick Martin, 12 November 2015

Republicans make limited gains in off-year US election

After the Democratic presidential debate
Pseudo-left groups step up promotion of Sanders and the Democrats

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party and socialism

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25 years ago: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher falls in Tory ballot

Britain’s Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation on November 22, 1990, after more than 11 years in office.

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50 years ago: Macleod warns of British “stagflation”

On November 17, 1965, Tory politician and economic spokesman Iain Norman Macleod coined the term “stagflation” to describe the seemingly contradictory phenomena of stagnation and inflation in the British economy.

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75 years ago: UAW strikes defense industry

This week in 1940, 5,200 aircraft workers were idled when the United Auto Workers (UAW) struck Vultee Aircraft near Los Angeles, seeking a 25 cent wage increase to 75 cents an hour.

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100 years ago: Joe Hill executed on frame-up charges

On November 19, 1915, Joe Hill, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, was executed by firing squad in Utah, after being convicted on the frame-up charge of murdering two.

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