Putin accuses US of colluding in downing of Russian plane

By Chris Marsden, 28 November 2015

Washington is responding to the shoot-down of the Russian jet by provocatively escalating its funding of proxy forces fighting Russia.

European governments plan intensified military intervention in Syria

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

French President Hollande proposes anti-ISIS alliance in Syria to Russia

By Stéphane Hugues, 28 November 2015

Hollande’s meeting with Vladimir Putin took place two days after Turkish fighters shot down a Russian bomber along the Syrian-Turkish border.

Labour split over UK Syria intervention

By Julie Hyland, 28 November 2015

Labour leader Corbyn is avoiding any conflict with the right wing in his party, while downplaying the danger of a third world war set in motion through the Syrian conflict.

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

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

Three reported dead, nine injured in shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado

By our reporter, 28 November 2015

Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of reproductive health care for women in the US, has been repeatedly targeted by right-wing political forces for performing abortions.

UAW moves to wrap up concessions contracts for Nexteer workers, component drivers

By Shannon Jones, 28 November 2015

After pushing through sellout agreements at the Big Three, the UAW is planning similar contracts for parts companies.

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

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

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Trump spews racism and anti-Muslim bigotry

By Patrick Martin, 28 November 2015

Currently leading in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, the billionaire backs torture, and forced registration of Muslim Americans in preparation for mass detention.

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

More on the 2016 US elections »

US steelmakers attack employee health care

By Evan Winters, 28 November 2015

Steelmakers ArcelorMittal and US Steel each took steps over the past month to shift health care costs onto the backs of workers or retirees.

Canada’s government rewrites refugee plan to appease right

By Roger Jordan, 28 November 2015

The Liberal government has reduced the numbers of refugees to be accepted by year’s end and imposed discriminatory restrictions on who will be allowed to find asylum in Canada.

Saudi monarchy to behead more than fifty in political mass execution

By Thomas Gaist, 28 November 2015

The US-backed Saudi monarchy is responding to its growing internal crisis with war and repression.

Ethiopia suffering worst drought in decades

By Joe Williams, 28 November 2015

Ethiopian schools, hospitals and other critical facilities have been closed by water and food shortages and 350,000 children are experiencing acute malnutrition.

Sri Lankan government presents austerity budget

By Saman Gunadasa, 28 November 2015

The budget will impose new financial burdens on working people while granting significant concessions for local and foreign capital.

Australian government unveils new pro-business “reforms”

By Mike Head, 28 November 2015

Entire areas of “human services”—including public health and education—will be thrown open to exploitation by cost-cutting corporate operators.

Australian Greens posturing on war and refugees exposed at public meeting

By Max Newman, 28 November 2015

None of the speakers mentioned the direct connection between the refugee crisis and the war drive by the US and its allies, including Australia.

New in Turkish

11 Eylül ve Paris’teki terör saldırıları

Peter Schwarz, 28 Kasım 2015

Avrupa kapitalizmi ve uluslararası kapitalizm, II. Dünya Savaşı’ndan yetmiş beş yıl sonra, bir kez daha Birinci ve İkinci Dünya Savaşlarının öngünündekine, 1914 ve 1939’dakine benzer bir çıkmazda.

Otomotiv işçileri mücadelesinin dersleri

Jerry White, 28 Kasım 2015

Otomotiv işçilerinin aylar süren mücadelesi, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nde ve uluslararası ölçekte kitlesel sınıf çatışmasının yeniden ortaya çıkmasını haber vermektedir.

UAW’nin Ford’daki gayri meşru oylaması

Jerry White, 28 Kasım 2015

Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, Ford’daki ve diğer şirketlerdeki otomotiv işçilerini, otomotiv işçilerini sınıf işbirliğine değil sınıf mücadelesi yöntemleri temelinde birleştirmek üzere taban-fabrika komiteleri oluşturmaya çağırır.

New in French

La Syrie et la mer de Chine méridionale, deux poudrières pour une guerre mondiale

Par Peter Symonds, 28 novembre 2015

Les stratèges américains ont longtemps considéré l’Eurasie comme la clé de la domination du monde et voient la Chine et la Russie comme les principaux obstacles aux ambitions américaines.

De nouvelles données sur une connaissance préalable des terroristes par la police soulèvent des questions

Par Kumaran Ira, 28 novembre 2015

L’Etat donne de nouveaux pouvoirs massifs à la police soi-disant pour stopper le terrorisme alors que les agences de renseignement auraient pu empêcher les attentats grâce aux pouvoirs dont elles disposaient.

Meurtre policier et conspiration criminelle à Chicago

Par Patrick Martin, 28 novembre 2015

L’assassinat brutal par la police de Laquan McDonald fut suivi par une conspiration de la police, des autorités politiques, des médias et de l’establishment « droits civiques » qui ont serré les rangs pour dissimuler le crime sous un barrage de mensonges.

New in German

Nein zum deutschen Kriegseinsatz in Syrien!

Erklärung der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 28. November 2015

Die Entscheidung der deutschen Regierung, sich am Krieg in Syrien zu beteiligen, kennzeichnet ein neues Stadium der Wiederkehr des deutschen Militarismus.

Syrien, das Südchinesische Meer und die Gefahr eines dritten Weltkriegs

Von Peter Symonds, 28. November 2015

Während der von den USA geführte Krieg im Nahen Osten die Welt an den Rand des Abgrunds brachte, tat Präsident Barack Obama letzte Woche alles, um die Konfrontation mit China im Südchinesischen Meer zu verschärfen.

Cameron präsentiert Pläne für die Teilung Syriens

Von Julie Hyland, 28. November 2015

Cameron hat die britische Öffentlichkeit mit seiner Rede bewusst und willentlich über die reale Gefahr eines neuen Weltkrieges getäuscht.

Humanitäre Katastrophe auf der Balkanroute

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 28. November 2015

Deutschland und Frankreich intensivieren ihre Bemühungen, Flüchtlinge auf ihrem Weg über die Balkanroute mit allen Mitteln aufzuhalten.

Flugbegleiter sagen geplanten Streik ab

Von Marianne Arens, 28. November 2015

In einem vertraulichen Gespräch mit der Lufthansa-Spitze hat sich die Gewerkschaft Ufo darauf geeinigt, die anstehenden Tariffragen in einer neuen Schlichtung zu klären.

Australischer Premier heizt „Krieg gegen den Terror“ an

Von Peter Symonds, 28. November 2015

Turnbull drückt sich gewählter aus als Tony Abbott, doch seine Botschaft ist ebenso reaktionär.

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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No to German intervention in Syria!

28 November 2015

The decision of the German government to participate in the war in Syria marks a new stage in the resurgence of German militarism.

Earlier Perspectives »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE runs candidates for student parliament election at Humboldt University in Germany

By our correspondent, 28 November 2015

The IYSSE is fighting to prevent the university from being transformed into a centre for right-wing and militaristic propaganda.


Yanis Varoufakis in Australia: A political cover for his role in Syriza’s betrayal

By James Cogan, 28 November 2015

Varoufakis admitted in a lecture at the University of Sydney that he had extracted “blood out of stone” in order to repay Greece's creditors.

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

By Peter Symonds, 27 November 2015

More on the South China Sea crisis »

German government sends more troops to Mali and northern Iraq

By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2015

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

By Kumaran Ira, 27 November 2015

Australian PM ramps up “war on terror”

September 11 and the Paris terrorist attacks

Official justifications for Brussels lockdown unravel

More on the Paris terror attacks »

A police killing and a criminal conspiracy in Chicago, Illinois

By Patrick Martin, 26 November 2015

More on police violence »

Pentagon report whitewashes bombing of Doctors Without Borders hospital

Financial parasitism and the destruction of democracy

Arts Review

Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette: What do Mrs. Pankhurst and an East End laundress have in common?

By Joanne Laurier, 28 November 2015

British filmmaker Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette is a fictionalized account of the women’s voting rights movement in Britain in the pre-World War I period.

Iraqi Odyssey opens in the US

By David Walsh, 27 November 2015

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

By Sampath Perera, 25 November 2015

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

28 November 2015

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

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

By Ross Mitchell, 27 November 2015

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

“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

More on autoworkers struggles »

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

Hillary Clinton calls for escalation of US war in Syria, Iraq

By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2015

Sanders outlines pro-capitalist, pro-war positions in speech on “democratic socialism”

By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2015

Bernie Sanders lines up with Middle East war drive

Is Bernie Sanders a socialist?

More on the 2016 US elections »

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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