28 January 2015

US announces plan to ration health care under Medicare

By Kate Randall, 28 January 2015

The realignment of Medicare more directly with the profit dictates of the market will become the model for the American health care system as a whole.

Ezekiel Emanuel’s latest advice: “Skip Your Annual Physical”

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India, US boost military-strategic drive against China

By Keith Jones, 28 January 2015

US President Barack Obama returns from a three-day visit to India with a series of agreements that dramatically enhance the Indo-US “global strategic partnership.”

India’s Modi regime imposes big business “reforms” by executive fiat

Japanese government exploits hostage crisis to push remilitarisation

By Ben McGrath, 28 January 2015

The Abe government plans to introduce 10 new laws lifting restrictions on the dispatch of the Japanese military overseas.

Japanese government boosts military spending

Concerns over Fed tightening as deflation fears grow

By Nick Beams, 28 January 2015

William White, former chief economist at the Bank for International Settlements, declared, “We’re seeing true currency wars and everybody is doing it, and I have no idea where this is going to end.”

Financial markets celebrate European Central Bank launch of €1 trillion quantitative easing program

Whistleblower who exposed CIA nuclear sabotage operation convicted under Espionage Act

By Thomas Gaist, 28 January 2015

Jeffrey Sterling faces a possible maximum sentence of nearly 100 years for allegedly speaking to investigative reporter James Risen about covert operations targeting Iran.

New figures show continued decline in US union membership

By Shannon Jones, 28 January 2015

The unionization rate in America is at its lowest point in 100 years.

Snowstorm ‘Juno’ shuts down much of northeastern US

By Sandy English, 28 January 2015

The blizzard knocked out electricity for thousands and prompted a shutdown of transportation in major metropolitan areas.

Mass layoffs at northwest Indiana steel mills

By Jeff Lusanne, 28 January 2015

In response to plunging oil prices and falling steel demand worldwide, producers ArcelorMittal and US Steel have announced hundreds of layoffs in East Chicago, Indiana.

Delinquency rates for auto loans hit highest level since 2008

By Douglas Lyons, 28 January 2015

Rising delinquency rates have paralleled the growth of “subprime” auto lending.

German Social Democratic leader enters into discussions with Pegida

By Ulrich Rippert, 28 January 2015

The head of the Social Democratic Party has provided the right-wing, anti-Muslim Pegida movement with official recognition.

After the Charlie Hebdo attack
Governments in Eastern Europe intensify attacks on democratic rights and immigrants

By Markus Salzmann, 28 January 2015

The attacks on immigrants, which go hand in hand with restrictions on democratic rights and the adoption of police state measures, are directed against the entire population.

Xenophobic attacks on foreign shop-owners spread in Gauteng, South Africa

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 28 January 2015

The African National Congress government’s policy of Black Economic Empowerment explicitly excludes foreign nationals.

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Η σημασία της εκλογής του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην Ελλάδα

Του Κρις Μάρσντεν, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ ήρθε στην εξουσία βασισμένος σε ένα πρόγραμμα που προβάλλει με ευκρίνεια τα συμφέροντα ενός ισχυρού τμήματος της ελληνικής αστικής τάξης και πιο προνομιούχα τμήματα της ανώτερης μεσαίας τάξης.

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Le elezioni in Grecia e i compiti politici della classe lavoratrice

Di Peter Schwarz, 28 gennaio 2015

Le elezioni parlamentari che si svolgono in Grecia domenica rappresentano un importante banco di prova per la classe lavoratrice internazionale.

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Marine Le Pen’in meşrulaştırılması

Joseph Kishore ve Alex Lantier, 28 Ocak 2015

Egemen sınıf, göçmen nüfusa yönelik kirli bir kampanya ile birlikte, bir bütün olarak işçi sınıfına karşı yönlendirmek amacıyla faşizan ve şovenist hareketleri teşvik ediyor ve meşrulaştırıyor.

Çin Devlet Başkanı Şi Jinping ÇKP hiziplerini hedef alıyor

Ben McGrath, 28 Ocak 2015

Devlet Başkanı Şi Jinping’in hükümeti, Çin Komünist Partisi (ÇKP) içindeki sözde yolsuzluk karşıtı kampanyasına devam ediyor. Devlet medyası, geçtiğimiz hafta sonu, iyi bilinen ama nadiren tartışılan bir olgu olan parti içindeki hiziplerin varlığını kınadı.

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Syriza forme un gouvernement de coalition avec le parti droitier Grecs indépendants

Par Robert Stevens, 28 janvier 2015

Le programme de Syriza a été élaboré en étroite collaboration avec des secteurs du capital financier international.

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Die Bedeutung von Syrizas Wahlsieg in Griechenland

Von Chris Marsden, 28. Januar 2015

Syriza ist mit einem Programm an die Macht gekommen, das die Interessen eines mächtigen Teils der griechischen Bourgeoisie und privilegierter Teile des Kleinbürgertums ausdrückt.

Syriza bildet Koalition mit rechten Unabhängigen Griechen

Von Robert Stevens, 28. Januar 2015

Syrizas Programm wurde in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Teilen des internationalen Finanzkapitals erarbeitet.

Syrizas Wahlerfolg und die Pseudolinken

Von Peter Schwarz, 28. Januar 2015

Der Regierungsübernahme von Alexis Tsipras in Griechenland hat unter den zahlreichen pseudolinken Organisationen einen wahren Begeisterungssturm ausgelöst.

Sigmar Gabriel und Gregor Gysi werten Pegida auf

Von Ulrich Rippert, 28. Januar 2015

SPD-Chef Gabriel wertet die rechtsradikale Pegida-Bewegung in einem Moment auf, in dem der offen faschistische Charakter dieser Gruppierung offensichtlich wird.

Ratingagentur Standard & Poor‘s stuft Russland auf Ramschniveau herab

Von Clara Weiss, 28. Januar 2015

Die Herabstufung ist Teil einer Kampagne, um massiven wirtschaftlichen Druck auf Russland auszuüben und das Putin-Regime zu Konzessionen zu zwingen oder seinen Zusammenbruch herbeizuführen.

USA kündigen die Stationierung von Militärberatern in der Ukraine an

Von Niles Williamson, 28. Januar 2015

Die Ankündigung erfolgte inmitten ernut aufbrechender Kämpfe zwischen bewaffneten Einheiten der Ukraine und pro-russischen Separatisten in der östlichen Ukraine.

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Perspective

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

28 January 2015

The anniversary’s observance was overshadowed by a new drive toward world war and the threat of historic crimes to come.

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The Greek Election

Syriza’s electoral success and the pseudo-left

By Peter Schwarz, 28 January 2015

The new government of Alexis Tsipras has unleashed a wave of enthusiasm within pseudo-left organisations in Greece and internationally.

Who are the Independent Greeks?

By Robert Stevens, 28 January 2015

The Independent Greeks party, Syriza’s coalition partner, is a staging post for some of the most reactionary layers in Greek society.

The significance of the election of Syriza in Greece

By Chris Marsden, 27 January 2015

Syriza forms coalition government with right-wing Independent Greeks

By Robert Stevens, 27 January 2015

On-the-spot coverage from Greece
Greek students describe social crisis facing youth

By our reporters, 26 January 2015

Coverage of the election in Greek »

Commentary

The motives behind Australian PM’s knighting of Prince Philip

By James Cogan, 28 January 2015

While derided as a relic of Australia’s past colonial relationship with Britain, the monarchy remains central to the Australian capitalist state and particularly to the military.

Twelve-year-old boy among three people killed
US resumes drone strikes in Yemen

By Thomas Gaist, 27 January 2015

State of emergency declared in eastern Ukraine, as US vows more sanctions against Russia

By Niles Williamson, 27 January 2015

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Republican presidential campaign begins: A mixture of corporate cash and far-right politics

By Patrick Martin, 27 January 2015

New president of Detroit teachers union looks for collaboration with Democratic Party

Sri Lankan government promises “devolution pact” to woo Tamil elite

Imperialist mourning for King Abdullah

Top New York state Democrat indicted for corruption

Arts Review

Inherent Vice: Thomas Pynchon’s novel adapted for the screen

By David Walsh, 28 January 2015

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, his seventh feature, is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by well-known American writer Thomas Pynchon.

Mr. Turner brings the great painter to life

By Fred Mazelis, 27 January 2015

American Sniper: A wolf in sheep dog’s clothing

The Fight Against Imperialist War

IYSSE wins seat in Humboldt University Parliament

22 January 2015

25 years ago: Haitian strongman lifts state of siege

The state of siege declared in Haiti by Lt. General Prosper Avril was ended on January 30, 1990.

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50 years ago: Mass arrests in Selma, Alabama

On February 1, 1965, Selma Sheriff James G. Clark arrested 770 people, among them Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who were protesting Alabama’s stringent voter registration requirements.

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75 years ago: United Mine Workers leader denounces President Roosevelt

On February 1, 1940, a break between John L. Lewis, Congress of Industrial Organizations president and leader of the United Mine Workers, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt exploded into public view.

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100 years ago: British authorities brutally suppress African uprising

This week in January 1915, British colonial authorities launched a brutal crackdown following an uprising in Nyasaland, modern-day Malawi, that had begun on January 23.

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