21 November 2014

Obama announces right-wing immigration “reform” in national address

By Patrick Martin, 21 November 2014

In a contemptible speech, the chief representative of the corporate and financial aristocracy carried forth on the need for immigrants to “play by the rules” and be held “accountable.”

Police arrest Ferguson protesters ahead of ruling in Michael Brown case

By Andre Damon, 21 November 2014

The arrests came as an official for the St. Louis Police Officer's Association said that Darren Wilson and his lawyers do not expect an indictment for the killing of the unarmed teenager.

US media silent over “state of emergency” declaration in Missouri

Video: National Guard arrives in St. Louis, Missouri

Preemptive state of emergency in Missouri

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Swedish court upholds vendetta against Julian Assange

By James Cogan, 21 November 2014

The ruling continues the monstrous frame-up and political persecution of the WikiLeaks editor.

Russia and China expand economic cooperation

By Clara Weiss, 21 November 2014

An alliance between Russia and China is emerging in response to the US-led Pacific and Atlantic trading blocs and the Russia-NATO confrontation over Ukraine.

Kiev, NATO step up threats against Russia

G-20 summit intensifies threat of war against Russia

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Russian conductor barred from German music festival

By Verena Nees, 21 November 2014

The witch hunt against Valery Gergiev is part of the pro-war campaign of the German media and government.

University of California’s regents approve tuition hikes

By Gabriel Black and Marc Wells, 21 November 2014

The UC board of Regents has approved steep tuition increases for the next five years.

Massive snowstorm cripples Buffalo, kills ten

By Michelle Ryan, 21 November 2014

A massive lake-effect snowstorm has left ten people dead, thousands without power, and many stranded in the Buffalo, New York region.

Missouri carries out ninth execution of the year

By Kate Randall, 21 November 2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon refused to grant the condemned inmate clemency, and the US Supreme Court turned down his appeal for a stay.

Los Angeles schools superintendent backs “parent trigger” privatization scheme

By Adam Mclean and Marc Wells, 21 November 2014

Under the guise of empowering parents, the “parent trigger” law is part of a drive, funded by multibillionaires and backed by the unions, to privatize public education.

Tories and Labour compete to scapegoat migrants for British social crisis

By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 21 November 2014

The anti-immigrant stance being taken by all the bourgeois parties is aimed at further curtailing the democratic and social rights of working people as a whole.

Australian government outlines major cuts to public broadcasters

By Oliver Campbell, 21 November 2014

The spending cuts go hand-in-hand with disciplining the ABC to ensure that it functions more closely as a propaganda arm of government.

Australia: Police violence in Queensland sparks outrage

By Declan O’Malley and Mike Head, 21 November 2014

Both incidents—a shooting and an assault—were brutal displays of force in working class suburbs of Brisbane.

India: Unions betray contract workers’ strike

By Arun Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 21 November 2014

The trade unions were in such a hurry to end the strike that they called it off without even signing an agreement with the employer, NLC.

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Un état d’urgence préventif au Missouri

Par Joseph Kishore, 21 novembre 2014

Appuyé par l’administration Obama, le gouverneur du Missouri a déclaré que la simple possibilité de manifestations

L’économie mondiale s’enfonce dans la récession

Par Nick Beams, 21 novembre 2014

La stagnation économique en Europe et la quatrième récession au Japon en six ans montrent que l’économie mondiale a enclenché une spirale vers le bas.

La junte militaire au Burkina Faso installe un régime potiche

Par Antoine Lerougetel et Alex Lantier, 21 novembre 2014

Quelques jours après sa nomination par l'armée, le Président de transition Michel Kafando a nommé comme premier ministre le chef de la junte le colonel Isaac Zida.

Le Canada profondément impliqué dans la politique du «pivot» des États-Unis contre la Chine

Par Laurent Lafrance, 21 novembre 2014

Le gouvernement conservateur intègre de plus en plus le Canada dans la politique du «pivot vers l'Asie» de Washington.

New in German

Weltwirtschaft sinkt tiefer in Rezession

Von Nick Beams, 21. November 2014

Wirtschaftliche Stagnation in Europa und die vierte Rezession in sechs Jahren in Japan zeigen, dass sich die Weltwirtschaft in einer Abwärtsspirale befindet.

Bundeswehr eröffnet neues „Karrierecenter“ im Herzen Berlins

Von Katerina Selin, 21. November 2014

Wer am Mittwoch Vormittag aus dem Berliner S-Bahnhof Friedrichstraße heraustrat, stolperte unverhofft und ungewollt in die Arme der deutschen Bundeswehr.

Präventiver Ausnahmezustand in Missouri

Von Joseph Kishore, 21. November 2014

Mit Zustimmung der Obama-Regierung hat der Gouverneur von Missouri auf die bloße Möglichkeit von Protesten hin die Nationalgarde angefordert.

Nach tödlichem Anschlag auf Synagoge in Israel:
Netanjahu will hart durchgreifen

Von Jean Shaoul, 21. November 2014

Der Anschlag und Israels Reaktion darauf heizen den israelisch-palästinensischen Konflikt aufs Neue an.

Tschechien: Protest gegen Staatspräsident Zeman

Von Markus Salzmann, 21. November 2014

Bei den Feierlichkeiten zum 25. Jahrestag der so genannten „Samtenen Revolution“ kam es zu Protesten gegen den sozialdemokratischen Staatspräsidenten Milos Zeman.

Interview mit Juri Primakow

Von Clara Weiss, 21. November 2014

Die WSWS veröffentlicht Interviews mit Kindern der sowjetischen Linken Opposition, die einen Einblick in die frühe Sowjetunion und den Kampf des Trotzkismus gegen den Stalinismus geben.

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Perspective

Wall Street banks and commodities fraud

21 November 2014

A new US Senate report documents yet another aspect of the criminality that pervades the American and global financial system.

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Arts Review

Jon Stewart’s Rosewater: Fatal sins of omission

By Joanne Laurier, 21 November 2014

Stewart, host of The Daily Show, has written and directed a film treating the Iranian government’s incarceration and torture of a London-based, Iranian-born journalist in the immediate aftermath of the 2009 presidential election.

Distortion and dishonesty: Ukrainian films at the Cottbus Film Festival

By Stefan Steinberg, 20 November 2014

Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work: A biography of the remarkable actor

By Charles Bogle, 19 November 2014

Director Carlos Reygadas at the Colombo film festival: But what is cinematic art?

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

21 November 2014

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

American Airlines flight attendants and the global airline industry

By Shannon Jones, 20 November 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

The “rescue” of the Detroit Institute of Arts has resolved nothing

By David Walsh, 20 November 2014

Video: Defend the social rights of Detroit workers!

By Lawrence Porter, 13 November 2014

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting: Lessons of the Detroit bankruptcy

Commentary

US government, corporations preparing new offensive against workers’ pensions

By Jerry White, 20 November 2014

Senate blocks any limit to NSA spying on phone calls

By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Spanish military prepares for domestic repression

By Vicky Short, 20 November 2014

Global economy falls deeper into slump

By Nick Beams, 20 November 2014

Merkel’s “Hun Speech” against Russia

Japan’s snap election: A sign of economic and political crisis

Israel’s Netanyahu threatens clampdown after synagogue killing

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting in Montreal this Sunday: Oppose Canada’s participation in the new Mideast War

19 November 2014

Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE public lecture series: Fifty years since the LSSP’s betrayal

18 November 2014

IYSSE (UK) public meetings: Imperialism and the Ebola crisis

17 November 2014

Book Review

James Risen on war and the US financial aristocracy
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

By Eric London, 19 November 2014

James Risen’s latest book details crimes committed by the Bush and Obama administrations under the auspices of the “war on terror” and the profits made by corporate interests.

25 years ago: Mass demonstrations begin against Czech regime

A mass demonstration of students in Prague on November 17, 1989, followed a smaller one the previous day in the city of Bratislava, both called to commemorate International Students Day.

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50 years ago: FBI Director Hoover denounces Martin Luther King, Jr.

On November 18, 1964, FBI head J. Edgar Hoover publicly denounced civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., calling him “the biggest liar in the country.”

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75 years ago: “Phoney War” punctured by German sinking of HMS Rawalpindi

On November 23, 1939, an armed British merchant cruiser, HMS Rawalpindi, was sunk by two German battleships in the waters known as the Iceland Gap.

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100 years ago: Britain seizes control of Basra in modern-day Iraq

On November 21, 1914, British forces seized Basra from the Ottoman Empire, following a battle that had begun on November 11.

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