Cameron, Hollande meet to discuss military escalation in Syria

By Robert Stevens, 24 November 2015

The British prime minister’s meeting with French President François Hollande was aimed at securing a vote in the UK parliament for war in Syria.

Obama: No end to Syria war without regime change

German government preparing military intervention in Syria

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“It seems it was going to pass regardless.”
Accusations mount of UAW vote-rigging in Ford contract ratification

By Shannon Jones, 24 November 2015

Attention in particular is focused on UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan where a huge “yes” vote allegedly provided the margin for ratification by a razor-thin 51 percent.

“The workers will never forget what happened here”
Dearborn Assembly workers allege fraud in UAW-Ford contract vote

UAW announces ratification of GM contract, overriding skilled trades vote

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Official justifications for Brussels lockdown unravel

By Alex Lantier, 24 November 2015

Popular frustration rose yesterday across Belgium as contradictions mounted in the official justifications for the continuing police lockdown of Brussels.

After Paris attacks, Spain offers to reinforce French troops in Africa

By James Lerner and Alejandro López, 24 November 2015

Paris terrorists operated “in plain sight”

Australian workers and youth denounce war drive after Paris attacks

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Obama orders probe of “faulty intelligence” on ISIS

By Bill Van Auken, 24 November 2015

Underlying the altered intelligence reports is the duplicitous US policy in Syria, which remains focused on achieving regime change.

Canada: Right seeks to whip up backlash against refugees

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 24 November 2015

Declaring Syrian refugees a “security threat,” the Conservatives are demanding the government drop its plan to accept 25,000 refugees by the end of 2015.

Thousands of refugees stuck on the Balkan route

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 24 November 2015

Under pressure from France and Germany, the Balkan countries are refusing to allow those deemed “economic migrants” to cross their borders, a violation of international law.

Turkish video shows Greek coast guard trying to sink refugee raft

Thousands of refugees crammed into airport hangars in Berlin, Germany

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Capacity to generate global economic growth “under question”

By Nick Beams, 24 November 2015

There is a growing realisation among policymakers that their economic models are no longer applicable.

Scottish police flout law to uncover journalist sources

By Minnie Watson, 24 November 2015

An independent investigation has revealed that 34 police forces, over the course of three years, accessed the data of 105 journalists and 242 sources.

NZ-US military exercise rehearses for incursion into Pacific

By John Braddock, 24 November 2015

The war games are a sharp warning to the tiny states throughout the Pacific of what is in store if they defy the US-led drive against China.

Australian state-funded networks provide platform for extreme-right

By Richard Phillips, 24 November 2015

Extensive media coverage of anti-Islamic organisations is in line with the government’s preparations for war and deeper attacks on democratic rights.

New in Persian

بحران پناهجویان، جنگ و سوسیالیزم

۱۳۹۴ مهر ۲۱
پیتر شوارتز

برای ۱۴ سال آمریکا و هم پیمانان اروپائیش در خاورمیانه و آفریقای شمالی بی وقفه جنگ راه انداخته اند. آنها و دولت های دست نشانده اشان در منطقه، افغانستان، عراق، لیبی، سوریه و یمن را عمدتأ نابود کرده اند. میلیونها انسان کشته و ده ها میلیون آواره شده اند.

New in Spanish

El estado de emergencia y el colapso de la democracia francesa

Por Alex Lantier, 24 noviembre 2015

El presidente Hollande propone enmiendas a la constitución de Francia para establecer los cimientos legales de una dictadura presidencial.

New in Turkish

Ford’daki oylama ve otomotiv işçileri için ileriye giden yol

Joseph Kishore, 23 Kasım 2015

İşçi sınıfı mücadelesi Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nde ve uluslararası ölçekte gelişirken, bu mücadele, şirket ve mali sektör seçkinlerinin diktatörlüğüne karşı giderek açık bir siyasi biçim almalıdır ve alacaktır da.

New in French

Après les attentats de Paris, Bruxelles sous occupation militaire

Par Stéphane Hugues et Alex Lantier, 24 novembre 2015

Des unités de police lourdement armées ont mené une chasse à l’homme à grande échelle dans la région de Bruxelles, mais ont annoncé dimanche soir qu’elles n’avaient pas trouvé de suspects, d’armes ou d’explosifs.

Les leçons du combat des travailleurs de l'automobile

Par Jerry White, 24 novembre 2015

Les méthodes de gangster de l'UAW l'ont discrédité encore plus et enseigné aux travailleurs que la seule façon dont ils peuvent défendre leurs intérêts est de se défaire du poids mort de cette organisation patronale-syndicale.

Echange de coups diplomatiques entre les États-Unis et la Chine au sujet de la Mer de Chine du sud

Par Peter Symonds, 24 novembre 2015

Le vice-ministre chinois des Affaires étrangères, Liu Zhenmin, a condamné l'intrusion d'un destroyer de l’US Navy dans la limite de 12 milles nautiques d’îles revendiquées par la Chine, la qualifiant de « provocation politique. »

Le gouvernement allemand prépare une intervention militaire en Syrie

Par Johannes Stern, 24 novembre 2015

Après les attentats terroristes de Paris, l’élite dirigeante allemande accélère son tournant vers une politique étrangère agressive.

New in Arabic

اعتذار نتنياهو لهتلر!

22 أكتوبر 2015

أنحى رئيس الوزراء الإسرائيلي بنيامين نيتانياهو باللائمة على القيادة الوطنية الفلسطينية عن محرقة اليهود في أوروبا(الحل النهائي) "الهولوكوست" يوم الثلاثاء.

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Financial parasitism and the destruction of democracy

24 November 2015

Under conditions of deepening economic and political crisis, the world’s ruling classes are willing to use any means necessary to ensure their continued monopolization of society’s wealth.

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Mehring Books

Mehring Books holiday sale

24 November 2015

Mehring Books is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Sale. From now through January 4 we are offering discounts on new titles as well as a wide array of Marxist classics.

Autoworkers Struggles

The UAW’s illegitimate vote at Ford
Form rank-and-file factory committee to carry forward the fight!

By Jerry White, 25 November 2015

The resort to fraud by the UAW has taught thousands of workers that the United Auto Workers is nothing but a corporate syndicate of cheap labor contractors.

Lessons of the autoworkers’ battle

By Jerry White, 23 November 2015

“I am not surprised…because that’s the way they treat us”
More autoworkers denounce UAW attack on WSWS Autoworker Newsletter reporters

UAW contracts sanction moves to eliminate small car production in US

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75 Years Since The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Meetings in Germany mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky

By our correspondents, 23 November 2015

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

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


US, China trade diplomatic blows over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 23 November 2015

Obama demands China halt South China Sea activities

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New York City police deploy new counterterrorism unit

By Sandy English, 23 November 2015

City of Chicago prepares crackdown on protests in advance of release of police murder video

By Kristina Betinis, 23 November 2015

More on police violence in America »

More cuts to come as UK economy heads towards deeper crisis

By Robert Stevens, 23 November 2015

More than 500,000 homeless in the US

US Special Forces deploy to Mali in wake of Bamako hotel attack

NSA documents reveal bulk email collection continues despite official claims

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

24 November 2015

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

25 years ago: NYPD reveals strikebreaking plan by Democrats, Daily News

New York City police official Robert J. Johnston Jr. revealed that the Democratic administration had organized a union-busting operation months ahead of the ongoing strike at the New York Daily News.

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50 years ago: Mobutu launches coup in Congo

On November 25, 1965, Congolese military strongman Joseph Mobutu ousted the government of President Joseph Kasavubu in a bloodless, CIA-backed coup.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt moves to bar defense industry strikes

On November 26, 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt declared that the federal government intended to bar strikes at plants under government contract to provide war materials for the US military and its allies.

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100 years ago: Einstein presents Theory of General Relativity

On November 25, 1915, in a presentation before the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Albert Einstein published the finished equations of his theory of General Relativity.

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Arts Review

Red Pill’s Look What This World Did To Us: The “everyman mentality,” its strengths and weaknesses

By Nick Barrickman, 20 November 2015

The Holocaust as Via Dolorosa: The mysticism of Piotr Chrzan’s Klezmer

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP to hold public meetings on the 75th anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination

21 November 2015

Trotsky’s theoretical and political conceptions are essential for the development of revolutionary leadership in the international working class.

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.

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”

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

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

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

By Patrick Martin, 12 November 2015

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