US-Russian tensions surge after Turkey downs Russian jet

By Alex Lantier, 26 November 2015

The decision to shoot down the Russian bomber was the result of a standing order issued at the highest levels of the Turkish state.

Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet and the danger of world war

Ukrainian officials endorse Turkish downing of Russian jet

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Pentagon report whitewashes bombing of Doctors Without Borders hospital

By Thomas Gaist, 26 November 2015

While the actual report remains secret, the US military offered a summary of its internal findings on the destruction of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan by US forces last month.

The Afghan hospital bombing: An imperialist war crime

Hospital bombing in Afghanistan was premeditated, AP reports

“All our local union officials are ignoring us and hiding from us”
UAW, media silent on allegations of fraud in Ford contract vote

By Shannon Jones, 26 November 2015

It is nearly one week since the conclusion of the vote at Ford, and there has been no reaction by the corporate media or the United Auto Workers to widespread claims of vote rigging.

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

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“This is a whitewash, that is exactly what this is”
One year since the murder of Tamir Rice, police who killed him are still free

By Samuel Davidson, 26 November 2015

Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by Cleveland, Ohio, police on November 22, 2014, as the boy was playing with a toy gun in a park near his home.

Protests erupt in Chicago after release of video showing police murder of 17-year-old

Masked gunmen open fire, wound five at Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis

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Thousands laid off as employment crisis deepens in Appalachia
Ashland, Kentucky steel furnace idled

By Naomi Spencer, 26 November 2015

In Ashland, Kentucky, 1,100 employees of AK Steel received notice that they would be laid off in mid-December, just before Christmas.

West Virginia jury deliberates in trial of former Massey CEO Don Blankenship

Slovenia begins construction of border fence against refugees

By Markus Salzmann, 26 November 2015

Slovenia is the latest European country to erect a border fence to keep out refugees seeking to flee the imperialist-instigated wars in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Canada: Right seeks to whip up backlash against refugees

Thousands of refugees stuck on the Balkan route

Turkish video shows Greek coast guard trying to sink refugee raft

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UK government outlines unprecedented public spending cuts

By Julie Hyland, 26 November 2015

In just 10 years, from 2010 through 2020, government spending as a percentage of GDP is projected to fall by 10 percent, with disastrous consequences for millions of people.

UK: What is the “Northern Powerhouse”?

By Margot Miller, 26 November 2015

Under the control of the Labourites, each city and region within the Northern Powerhouse is involved in a cutthroat struggle for investment and the slashing of wages.

VW workers to bear the cost of emissions scandal

By Dietmar Henning, 26 November 2015

The VW group works council and the IG Metall union are working behind the scenes to pass the costs onto the workforce through job losses and wage cuts.

Right-wing presidential candidate Mauricio Macri elected in Argentina

By Rafael Azul, 26 November 2015

Far from being a popular endorsement of Macri, the results of last Sunday’s elections are a mass repudiation of Peronism and the administration of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

US seeks to expand influence in Burma at China’s expense

By John Roberts, 26 November 2015

Washington has long regarded Aung San Suu Kyi as its key political asset in Burma, which is strategically located on China’s border.

South Korean government pushes new anti-democratic laws

By Ben McGrath, 26 November 2015

Exploiting the Paris attacks, Park Geun-hye’s administration is seeking anti-terror legislation that will be used more broadly against the working class.

New in Turkish

Türkiye’nin bir Rus jetini düşürmesi ve dünya savaşı tehlikesi

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi Yayın Kurulu, 26 Kasım 2015

New in French

L'attaque par la Turquie d’un avion de combat russe et le danger de guerre mondiale

Par le Comité rédaction du World Socialist Web Site, 26 novembre 2015

L'attaque d’un avion de guerre russe par la Turquie menace de provoquer une guerre entre la Russie d'une part et la Turquie et le reste de l'OTAN de l'autre.

Chicago: Des manifestations éclatent après la parution d’une vidéo montrant l’assassinat d’un jeune de 17 ans par la police

Par Nick Barrickman et Joseph Kishore, 26 novembre 2015

La parution de la vidéo vient plus d'un an après le meurtre brutal de Laquan McDonald et malgré dissimulation systématique des faits par la police de Chicago et de l'administration du maire, Rahm Emanuel.

Le 11 septembre et les attentats terroristes de Paris

Par Peter Schwarz, 26 novembre 2015

La véritable raison de l’explosion du militarisme américain après le 11 septembre était la crise de l’impérialisme américain à l’échelle mondiale et les tensions de classe grandissantes aux Etats-Unis mêmes. Il en est de même de la réponse aux attentats de Paris.

Le vote illégitime de l'UAW chez Ford

Par Jerry White, 26 novembre 2015

Le recours à la fraude par l’UAW a enseigné à des milliers de travailleurs que l’United Auto Workers n’est rien de plus qu’un syndicat jaune d’entrepreneurs de main-d’œuvre à bon marché.

Le ministre des Finances du Canada reconnaît qu'il y a un ralentissement économique marqué

Par Roger Jordan, 26 novembre 2015

Le ministre des Finances Bill Morneau s'engage à ce que les libéraux tiennent leur promesse d'éliminer le déficit budgétaire en 2019, même si cela nécessitera des compressions plus draconiennes.

New in German

Der Abschuss des russischen Jets und die Gefahr eines Weltkriegs

Redaktion der World Socialist Web Site, 25. November 2015

Der Abschuss eines russischen Kampfjets droht einen offenen Krieg zwischen Russland auf der einen Seite und der Türkei und der Nato auf der anderen Seite auszulösen.

Bundesregierung schickt mehr Soldaten nach Mali und in den Nordirak

Von Johannes Stern, 26. November 2015

Die Bundesregierung reagiert auf die Terroranschläge in Paris und die eskalierende Kriegsentwicklung im Nahen und Mittleren Osten mit einer massiven Aufrüstung.

Ukrainische Politiker befürworten türkischen Abschuss von russischem Kampfjet

Von Thomas Gaist, 26. November 2015

Die Drohung, russische Flugzeuge abzuschießen, war eines von vielen Anzeichen, dass Kiew und seine amerikanischen Hintermänner eine erneute Konfrontation mit Moskau anzetteln.

Die Nürnberger Prozesse 70 Jahre danach

Von Verena Nees, 26. November 2015

In diesen Tagen erinnern zahlreiche Veranstaltungen und Ausstellungen an den ersten Nürnberger Kriegsverbrecherprozess vom 20. November 1945 bis zum 1. Oktober 1946.

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 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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A police killing and a criminal conspiracy in Chicago, Illinois

26 November 2015

The brutal police murder of Laquan McDonald was followed by a line-up of the police, the political authorities, the media and the “civil rights” establishment to cover up the crime under a barrage of lies.

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Arts Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2: Worn seriously thin by now

By David Walsh, 26 November 2015

The new film treats the climax of the struggle in Panem between the rebels, morally led by Katniss Everdeen, and the forces of the Capitol, presided over by the tyrannical President Coriolanus Snow.

The Factory: Documentary brings Indian auto workers’ struggle to an international audience

By Sampath Perera, 25 November 2015

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

Autoworkers Struggles

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

By Shannon Jones, 24 November 2015

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

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

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September 11 and the Paris terrorist attacks

By Peter Schwarz, 25 November 2015

Official justifications for Brussels lockdown unravel

Paris terrorists operated “in plain sight”

Australian PM ramps up “war on terror”

By Peter Symonds, 25 November 2015

Anti-Muslim rallies in Australia: A byproduct of the “war on terror”

By James Cogan, 25 November 2015

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Financial parasitism and the destruction of democracy

By Andre Damon, 24 November 2015

Cameron, Hollande meet to discuss military escalation in Syria

By Robert Stevens, 24 November 2015

Obama: No end to Syria war without regime change

German government preparing military intervention in Syria

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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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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.

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

Socialist Equality Party

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

21 November 2015

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

18 November 2015

Workers Struggles

Thousands of Chicago teachers rally to defend jobs

By a WSWS reporting team, 25 November 2015

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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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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