23 October 2014

Ottawa terror attack triggers massive police-military mobilization

By Keith Jones, 23 October 2014

In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill attack, police mounted a massive security operation, placing offices, shops and schools under lockdown, closing off streets to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and deploying heavily-armed SWAT teams.

Blackwater mercenaries convicted for role in 2007 Iraq massacre

By Thomas Gaist, 23 October 2014

The crimes of the Blackwater mercenaries were a product of the illegal invasion of Iraq by the US government, for which the entire political and military establishment is guilty.

US judge sets deadline for release of Iraq, Afghanistan torture photos

By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2014

The US government is fighting in the courts, in Congress and at the United Nations to defend military and CIA torturers.

Obama administration considers sending more “advisers” to Iraq

By Bill Van Auken, 23 October 2014

Preparations are being made to substantially escalate the US military presence and participation in ground combat operations.

US Army drafts blueprint for World War III

US boosts support for Kurdish militia in Syria

More on the crisis in Iraq and Syria »

Ebola crisis: Major powers line up to send troops to Africa

By Jean Shaoul, 23 October 2014

The imperialist powers are using the Ebola outbreak as a cover for re-establishing a military presence in their former African colonies.

Sharp rise of Ebola cases in western Sierra Leone

Ebola in America

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US media campaign to exonerate cop who killed Michael Brown

By Andre Damon, 23 October 2014

The Washington Post and St. Louis Post-Dispatch published coordinated leaks from grand jury proceedings, claiming they substantiate the story of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.

Obama administration signals reluctance to bring civil rights charges against killer cop in Missouri

Two months since the police murder of Michael Brown

More on police violence in America »

Pennsylvania 10-year-old still behind bars on murder charge

By Tom Eley, 23 October 2014

The child has been held in an isolation cell at Wayne County Correctional Facility in Honesdale, Pennsylvania since October 11.

Lawsuits allege Alabama prison inmates left to die of treatable diseases

By Tom Hall, 23 October 2014

Jailers in Madison County, Alabama deliberately denied health care to inmates with treatable illnesses in order to cut costs, according to three recently filed lawsuits.

Hundreds of prison deaths in Florida under investigation

Automakers covered up deadly airbag defect

By Shannon Jones, 23 October 2014

Reports indicate that Honda and other automakers knew that airbags on their vehicles could explode, posing a risk of death or injury to occupants, but dragged out a recall.

Death claims mount from GM ignition defect

Joko Widodo installed as Indonesian president

By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 23 October 2014

Sections of the ruling elite backed Widodo, calculating that his image as “a man of the people” would help ram through unpopular pro-market measures.

German business demands further opening of Chinese market

By Gustav Kemper, 23 October 2014

The third round of German-Chinese government consultations took place in Berlin on October 10.

Poverty and inequality worsening in Australia

By Alan Leigh, 23 October 2014

Nearly 14 percent of the Australian population is living in poverty, according to a report by the Australian Council of Social Service.

New in Turkish

Almanya Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (PSG) Savaşa Karşı Özel Konferans Kararı
Alman Militarizminin dönüşü ve Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (PSG) Görevleri

23 Ekim 2014

İşçi sınıfının yeni devrimci önderliği olarak Dördüncü Enternasyonal'in Uluslararası Komitesi'nin ve şubelerinin inşası, savaşa karşı mücadeledeki temel stratejik görevdir.

Savaş yöneliminin ekonomik temelleri

Nick Beams, 23 Ekim 2014

Geçtiğimiz yıl, durgunluğun ve açık gerilemenin dünya ekonomisinin kalıcı bir özelliği haline geldiği giderek daha fazla kabul edilirken militarizmin yükselmesi, bir rastlantı olamaz.

Obama, artan ABD-Türk gerginliklerinin ortasında IŞİD karşıtı “koalisyon” ile buluştu

Bill Van Auken, 23 Ekim 2014

ABD Devlet Başkanı Obama, Salı günü, Andrews Hava Kuvvetleri Üssü’nde, 20’den fazla ülkenin savunma yetkilileri ile buluştu.

Almanya Ukrayna’da muharip birlikler konuşlandıracak

Christoph Dreier, 23 Ekim 2014

Cuma günü, Almanya Savunma Bakanı Ursula von der Leyen, Savunma Komitesi’ni, hükümetin Alman ordusunun yurtdışı görevlerini büyük ölçekte genişletme planları hakkında bilgilendirdi.

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Les étudiants disparus du Mexique

Par Bill Van Auken, 23 octobre 2014

La disparition de 43 étudiants dans l’Etat de Guerrero, au Sud du Mexique, est liée à l’inégalité croissante et à la violence sauvage qui vont de pair avec les « réformes » de libre marché appliquées dans ce pays.

Citizenfour:Le documentaire sur Edward Snowden présenté en avant-première au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis

Par Robert Stevens, 23 octobre 2014

Faisant référence à la NSA et à l'appareil d'espionnage, Snowden affirme dans le documentaire de Laura Poitras que «Nous sommes en train de créer la plus puissante arme d'oppression de l'histoire de l'humanité.»

New in German

Die verschwundenen mexikanischen Studenten

Von Bill Van Auken, 23. Oktober 2014

Das Verschwinden der 43 Studenten im südlichen mexikanischen Bundesstaat Guerrero hängt mit der zunehmenden Ungleichheit und der brutalen Gewalt zusammen, die mit Mexikos Markt-?Reformen? Hand in Hand gehen.

Das reichste Prozent kontrolliert fast die Hälfte des weltweiten Vermögens

Von Andre Damon, 23. Oktober 2014

Wenn, hypothetisch gesprochen, die Ungleichheit weiterhin in der gleichen Geschwindigkeit ansteigen würde wie im letzten Jahr, würde das reichste Prozent in dreiundzwanzig Jahren das gesamte Vermögen des Planeten kontrollieren.

Human Rights Watch dokumentiert Einsatz von Streumunition durch das ukrainische Militär

Von Barry Grey, 23. Oktober 2014

"Der Einsatz von Streumunition in besiedelten Gebieten verstößt aufgrund der wahllosen Wirkung der Waffe gegen die Gesetze der Kriegsführung und könnte als Kriegsverbrechen gewertet werden?, heißt es in dem Bericht.

SPD-Spitze für Rot-Rot-Grün in Thüringen

Von Johannes Stern, 23. Oktober 2014

Die sich abzeichnende Entscheidung, Ramelow zum ersten Linken-Ministerpräsidenten zu machen, markiert ein neues Stadium der Rechtswende der Linkspartei.

Proteste in Hongkong gehen nach Fernsehdebatte weiter

Von Peter Symonds, 23. Oktober 2014

Die Diskussion zwischen Regierungsvertretern und Protestführern brachte keine Einigung über die Wahlen 2017 für den Posten des Chefadministrators.

Der große Verrat der LSSP in Sri Lanka ? Teil 3
LSSP tritt in kapitalistische Koalitionsregierung ein

Von Rohantha de Silva und K. Ratnayake, 23. Oktober 2014

Der Verrat der LSSP kam nicht aus heiterem Himmel, sondern folgte auf eine zehn Jahre dauernde Rechtswende, die vom pablistischen Internationalen Sekretariat unterstützt wurde.

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Perspective

The carve-up of Detroit

23 October 2014

As the bankruptcy of Detroit enters its final chapter, the plunder of city assets by Wall Street speculators grows ever more shameless.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

IYSSE antiwar campaign resonates with workers and youth in Berlin

By our correspondents, 23 October 2014

Workers and young people have responded positively to a movement that opposes the drive towards war, defends the social rights to a job and a good income, and seeks to unite workers internationally on the basis of a socialist program.

Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2014

German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University

IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University

Science

Climate change behind recent extreme weather conditions

By Matthew MacEgan, 23 October 2014

Data compiled by 91 climate scientists suggests that human-induced climate change has increased the severity and likelihood of extreme weather events in 2013.

“Risky Business” study highlights the inability of capitalism to address the consequences of climate change

By Philip Guelpa, 20 October 2014

Commentary

Mexico’s disappeared students

By Bill Van Auken, 22 October 2014

Teaching war: Australian government targets primary school students

By Susan Allan, 22 October 2014

Human Rights Watch documents Ukrainian military’s use of cluster rockets

By Barry Grey, 22 October 2014

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

German union proposes cost-cutting plan to boost VW profits

By Dietmar Henning, 22 October 2014

Census report: Half of Americans poor or near poor

By Andre Damon, 22 October 2014

US midterm elections dominated by corporate cash

The US midterm elections and the bankruptcy of the capitalist system

Australian imperialism: Political attack dog for US war drive

Market gyrations and the need for socialism

Arts Review

The Death of Klinghoffer premieres in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 22 October 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

David Fincher’s Gone Girl: The lady vanishes

By Marcelo Arias Souto, 22 October 2014

Citizenfour documentary on Edward Snowden premieres in UK and US

By Robert Stevens, 20 October 2014

More on the arts »

Workers Struggles

Defend striking German train drivers and airline pilots!

By Ulrich Rippert, 22 October 2014

Striking Bosch workers in India defy state government ban

By Sathish Simon, 22 October 2014

Waukegan, Illinois teachers’ strike enters third week

By Jeff Lusanne and Kristina Betinis, 22 October 2014

Obituary

Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan: May 22, 1919 – September 27, 2014

By Clara Weiss, 21 October 2014

Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of the Left Oppositionist Ivar Smilga, dedicated her life to restoring historical truth about those who had been murdered and whose names had been besmirched by Stalinist reaction.

History

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 4
The political consequences of the LSSP’s betrayal

By Sujeeva Amaranath and K. Ratnayake, 21 October 2014

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 3
LSSP enters capitalist coalition government in Sri Lanka.

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 2
LSSP rejects the ICFI’s defence of Trotskyism

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 1
The liquidation of the Bolshevik Leninist Party of India

German intellectuals in World War I

By Verena Nees, 20 October 2014

The Detroit Bankruptcy

Detroit hearing on water shutoffs promotes UN, Democrats

By Jerry White, 21 October 2014

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

25 years ago: People’s Republic of Hungary officially ends

On October 23, 1989, acting President Matyas Szueroes declared that Hungary was no longer a Soviet-bloc country.

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50 years ago: African leaders protest US Congo intervention

Leaders of the African Conciliation Commission, representing nine colonial countries, called on the US to remove its military equipment and advisers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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75 years ago: Stalinists hold rigged poll in conquered Poland

The Stalin government in Moscow staged National Assembly elections in the Soviet-controlled sector of Poland on October 22, 1939.

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100 years ago: The first Battle of Ypres

This week in October 1914, the First Battle of Ypres began in Belgium.

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Merhing Books

New pamphlet outlines basis for struggle against imperialist war

7 October 2014

The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany.

International lecture series extends to Australia and New Zealand
Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical lessons and present dangers

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 20 October 2014