European governments plan intensified military intervention in Syria

By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2015

Whoever is not prepared for military intervention in the struggle of the major powers for influence in the Middle East will be left out of any division of the spoils.

British PM sets out plans for Syrian partition and moves against Russia

By Julie Hyland, 27 November 2015

Cameron’s speech was a conscious and wilful deception of the British public as to the advanced dangers of a new world war.

US-Russian tensions surge after Turkey downs Russian jet

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

Cameron, Hollande meet to discuss military escalation in Syria

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New data on police foreknowledge of terrorists raise questions on Paris attack

By Kumaran Ira, 27 November 2015

While the state is giving massive new powers to police supposedly to stop terrorism, intelligence agencies could have stopped the attacks with their existing powers.

Paris terrorists operated “in plain sight”

September 11 and the Paris terrorist attacks

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German government sends more troops to Mali and northern Iraq

By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2015

While presented as “help for France” in response to the Paris attacks, these missions have been planned long in advance and are integral to Germany’s aggressive new foreign policy.

German government preparing military intervention in Syria

Giant US insurer threatens to exit Obamacare coverage

By Fred Mazelis, 27 November 2015

With health insurers leaving the health care exchanges and individuals facing soaring costs, the fraud of Obamacare is being revealed more clearly with each passing year.

Manhattan Project fallout: Nuclear waste health catastrophe in St. Louis, Missouri

By Gary Joad, 27 November 2015

Nuclear waste dumps from the Manhattan Project have resulted in clustering of unusually high cancer rates in younger people and children.

A portrait of Birmingham, Alabama neighborhood where one-year-old was killed

By Shelley Connor, 27 November 2015

The East Lake neighborhood, one of Birmingham’s oldest, has a reputation for poverty, violence and drug abuse.

New Zealand: Five years after the Pike River mine disaster

By Tom Peters, 27 November 2015

No one has been brought to justice because the company, successive governments and the unions are all complicit in the unsafe conditions that led to the tragedy.

India: Modi announces new wave of pro-investor reforms

By Kranti Kumara, 27 November 2015

In an attempt to kick-start India’s languishing economy, the BJP government has raised or outright eliminated foreign investment caps.

Australian state government rejects Chinese bid for electricity company

By Oscar Grenfell, 27 November 2015

State Grid’s offer was turned down after a hysterical campaign presenting it as a threat to “national security.”

Australian bushfires tragically confirm Climate Council warnings

By Margaret Rees, 27 November 2015

Hot, dry weather conducive to bushfires is extending beyond the traditional summer months.

New in Russian

Сбитый Турцией российский военный самолет и опасность мировой войны

Реакционная коллегия Мирового Социалистического Веб Сайта, 27 ноября 2015 г.

Атака на российский военный самолет угрожает спровоцировать полномасштабную войну между Россией — с одной стороны, и Турцией и другими странами альянса НАТО — с другой.

New in French

Les tensions américano-russes flambent après que la Turquie a abattu l’avion russe

Par Alex Lantier, 27 novembre 2015

La décision d’abattre le bombardier russe a été le résultat d’un ordre fixe délivré au plus haut niveau de l’Etat turc.

New in German

Kriminelle Verschwörung um Polizeimord in Chicago

Von Patrick Martin, 27. November 2015

In Chicago wurde der brutale Polizeimord an einem Siebzehnjährigen vertuscht, und alle – von Polizei über Stadtregierung und Medien bis hin zum „Bürgerrechts“-Establishment – waren daran beteiligt.

Europäische Regierungen verstärken Militärintervention in Syrien

Von Johannes Stern, 27. November 2015

Die imperialistischen Mächte reagieren auf den Abschuss eines russischen Kampfjets durch die Türkei mit einer massiven Eskalation ihres Eingreifens in den syrischen Bürgerkrieg.

Wachsende Spannungen zwischen den USA und Russland in Syrien

Von Alex Lantier, 27. November 2015

Die Entscheidung, das russische Flugzeug abzuschießen, wurde auf den höchsten Ebenen des türkischen Staates gefällt.

IYSSE kandidieren zur StuPa-Wahl an der Humboldt-Universität

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 27. November 2015

Die International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) nehmen an den StuPa-Wahlen teil, um eine Antikriegsbewegung aufzubauen.

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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Syria and the South China Sea: Two flashpoints for world war

27 November 2015

US strategists have long regarded the Eurasian landmass as the key to world domination and view China and Russia as the chief obstacles to American ambitions.

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Arts Review

Iraqi Odyssey opens in the US

By David Walsh, 27 November 2015

This elegantly composed documentary attempts to interweave the complex saga of the director’s own family with the larger history of Iraq over the past half-century or more.

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

By David Walsh, 26 November 2015

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

Workers Struggles

Belgian workers strike during anti-terror lockdown undermined by trade unions

By Ross Mitchell, 27 November 2015

The trade unions kept the strike within regional limits, blocking it from spreading along the whole network of the national railway system.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

27 November 2015

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

Autoworkers Struggles

“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 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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Pentagon report whitewashes bombing of Doctors Without Borders hospital

By Thomas Gaist, 26 November 2015

A police killing and a criminal conspiracy in Chicago, Illinois

By Patrick Martin, 26 November 2015

More on police violence »

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

Official justifications for Brussels lockdown unravel

More on the Paris terror attacks »

Financial parasitism and the destruction of democracy

By Andre Damon, 24 November 2015

US, China trade diplomatic blows over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 23 November 2015

Obama demands China halt South China Sea activities

More on the South China Sea crisis »

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

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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