28 November 2014

As whitewash of police murder in Ferguson continues
Video shows Cleveland cop killed 12-year-old boy in under two seconds

By Andre Damon, 28 November 2014

The failure to charge Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown has given a green light to police killings throughout the country.

More than 300 arrested in Los Angeles during Ferguson protests

By Marc Wells, 28 November 2014

Notes on police violence in America
“Justifiable homicides” by police at record high

Political lessons of the Ferguson whitewash

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OPEC decision a shot in oil price war

By Nick Beams, 28 November 2014

Immediately on the news that OPEC will maintain production levels, the price of oil fell a further 8 percent.

Washington denounces Syrian air strikes on ISIS

By Peter Symonds, 28 November 2014

The US State Department’s comments are utterly cynical given the Pentagon’s indifference to civilian casualties in its new Middle East war.

Union seeks to smother opposition to unsafe conditions in West Virginia mines

By Clement Daly, 28 November 2014

The United Mine Workers of America is working with Patriot Coal and the courts to suppress the opposition of miners, which erupted in a strike last month over unsafe conditions.

The reactionary politics of German Greens on display at party congress

By Dietmar Henning, 28 November 2014

The Green Party congress marked the end of the period in which its petty-bourgeois identity politics could pose as progressive or even leftist.

India: Open rift in Stalinist CPM

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 28 November 2014

The debacle the CPM suffered in last May’s national election has brought to a head longstanding differences over what right-wing course to follow.

Cables document relations between Castro and Argentine junta

By Marc Wells, 28 November 2014

According to recently released cables, diplomatic exchanges occurred in 1977 between Cuban President Fidel Castro and the Argentine military ruler.

New Indonesian president raises fuel prices

By John Roberts, 28 November 2014

Widodo’s first major policy decision was a signal to financial markets that he will deliver long-demanded “structural reforms.”

Australia: Major parties prepare further austerity after Victorian state election

By Patrick Kelly, 28 November 2014

The official campaign has been a sham from start to finish.

Workers denounce phony “jobs” promises ahead of state election

By our reporters, 28 November 2014

Home fires in the US kill 125 people in just two weeks

By Samuel Davidson, 28 November 2014

Between November 9 and November 22, 125 people died in home fires in the US, bringing the total for the year to more than 2,000.

New in Turkish

Küresel ekonomi daha derin bir durgunluğa giriyor

Nick Beams, 28 Kasım 2014

Dünya genelinde egemen sınıflar, kar sisteminin krizine karşı, toplumsal karşı devrim ve medeniyetin tamamıyla yok olmasını tehdit eden dünya savaşı programından başka hiçbir ekonomik çözüme sahip değil.

Michael Brown’ı öldüren Ferguson polisine dava açılmadı

Andre Damon, 28 Kasım 2014

Soruşturma kurulunun karara vardığı bütün süreç, başından sonuna kadar yasal bir sahtekarlıktır. Bu sonuç, adil yargılama sürecinin değil ama siyasi hesapların ürünüdür. Büyük jüri, devletin istediği sonuca geri dönmüştür: Polisin silahsız bir Afrika kökenli Amerikalı genci öldürmesinin bir bedeli bulunmuyor.

Fransa destekli ordu cuntası Burkina Faso’da kukla rejim kuruyor

Antoine Lerougetel ve Alex Lantier, 28 Kasım 2014

Eski Fransız sömürgesi Burkina Faso’da, ordu, 15 Kasım’da, emperyalizm yanlısı burjuva “muhalefet”e danışarak, 72 yaşındaki Michel Kafando’yu 12 ay içinde yapılacak seçimlere kadar geçici devlet başkanı olarak seçti.

New in French

Ferguson: Les leçons politiques du non-lieu

Par Joseph Kishore, 28 novembre 2014

L'annonce lundi soir que le policier Darren Wilson ne sera pas poursuivi pour le meurtre de Michael Brown est le résultat scandaleux, mais prévisible, d’une parodie de justice.

Une nouvelle saignée d'emplois annoncée chez Peugeot-Citroën

Par Stéphane Hugues, 28 novembre 2014

Peugeot-Citroën lance une nouvelle série de licenciements accompagnée, comme les années précédentes, par une campagne de désinformation.

Les Verts allemands se présentent en parti pro-business et pro-guerre

Par Dietmar Henning, 28 novembre 2014

les Verts aspirent à devenir le parti favori du patronat allemand

New in German

Ein Jahr Ukrainekrise

Von Peter Schwarz, 28. November 2014

Die WSWS hegt keinerlei Sympathien für den russischen Präsidenten. Aber ihn für die Eskalation der Krise in den letzten zwölf Monaten verantwortlich zu machen, stellt die Tatsachen auf den Kopf.

Wissenschaft statt Kriegspropaganda: IYSSE kandidieren bei StuPa-Wahlen an der Humboldt-Universität

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 28. November 2014

Die International Youth and Students for Social Equality stellen den Kampf gegen Krieg und die Verwandlung der Humboldt-Universität in ein Zentrum für Militarismus in den Mittelpunkt ihres Wahlkampfs.

Auch Großbritannien zieht Reisepässe ein

Von Julie Hyland, 28. November 2014

Der Staat maßt sich unter dem Deckmantel des "Krieges gegen den Terror" wieder einmal autoritäre Macht an, darunter das Recht, britische Staatsbürger praktisch staatenlos zu machen.

Nach Straffreiheit für Polizisten in Ferguson:
Hunderte bei Protesten festgenommen

Von Jerry White, 28. November 2014

Mehr als 400 Menschen sind landesweit bei Protesten gegen die Entscheidung festgenommen worden, den Polizisten nicht anzuklagen, der Michael Brown ermordet hat.

Russland: Ex-Finanzminister Kudrin fordert wirtschaftliche und politische Reformen

Von Clara Weiss, 28. November 2014

Kudrin spricht für Teile der russischen Eliten, die einen Deal mit der EU suchen und dabei harte Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse durchsetzen wollen.

Senatsanhörungen zu den Verbrechen der Wall Street: Die Bankiers regieren

Von Barry Grey, 28. November 2014

Beide Ausschüsse führten ein politisches Theater mit den Politikern auf, die nur dürftig als Kritiker der Wall Street und Verteidiger von "Otto-Normal-Verbraucher" posierten. Bankmanager und Notenbankpräsident Dudley gaben sich wenig Mühe ihre Verachtung und Gleichgültigkeit zu verbergen.

Schachweltmeisterschaft in Russland

Von Konrad Kreft, 28. November 2014

Trotz der massiven wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Sanktionen der westlichen Großmächte gegen Russland fand im November in der russischen Stadt Sotschi die diesjährige Schachweltmeisterschaft statt.

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Perspective

One year since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine

28 November 2014

Saturday marks the first anniversary of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

The fight against war and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

28 November 2014

This statement was adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) on October 28.

Humboldt University seeks to ban criticism of right-wing professor
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party and IYSSE of Germany

27 November 2014

Why do the German elites want war?
PSG meeting and discussion in Stuttgart

By our correspondents, 27 November 2014


WSWS readers will be able to participate in this live interview on December 13 with International Editorial Board Chairman David North, the author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century.

Sri Lankan SEP to contest presidential election

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 26 November 2014

SEP & IYSSE public meetings: Why have Australia’s parliamentary parties all signed up for war?

25 November 2014

Commentary

Britain joins campaign to revoke passports
Political dissidents to be rendered stateless

By Julie Hyland, 27 November 2014

New coalition plans to expand war against eastern Ukraine

By Christoph Dreier, 27 November 2014

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

The $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner

By Philip Guelpa, 27 November 2014

Political wrangling continues over Keystone pipeline

By Philip Guelpa, 26 November 2014

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama

By David Walsh, 26 November 2014

The impoverishment of industrial workers in America

Obama fires Defense Secretary Hagel

Iran nuclear talks extended

History

150 years since Sherman’s March to the Sea

By Tom Mackaman, 27 November 2014

In November and December, 1864, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman led a Union army deep through Confederate territory, resulting in the capture of Savannah and the liberation of thousands of slaves.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Public Meeting: The attack on democratic rights in Ferguson and Detroit

27 November 2014

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

By David Walsh, 20 November 2014

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

Mehring Books

Mehring Books launches holiday sale

24 November 2014

Prices marked down up to 50 percent on a large selection of titles and sale bundles.

Arts Review

Night Will Fall: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities

By Paul Mitchell, 26 November 2014

Israel Nash on the way to excellence with Rain Plans

By Eric London, 25 November 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1: More battle scenes and bloodshed—to what end?

Film and theater director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

28 November 2014

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

Teamsters sell out strike by port truck drivers in southern California

By Marc Wells, 24 November 2014

British health unions carrying out fraudulent “fair pay fight”

By Ajanta Silva, 24 November 2014

25 years ago: Pilots and flight attendants abandon Eastern Airlines strike

After eight and a half months on the picket line, Eastern Airlines flight attendants voted within a day of the pilots to end their strike.

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50 years ago: US drops Belgian paratroopers into rebel-held Congo

On November 24, 1964, a battalion of Belgian paratroopers, backed by the US Air Force and mercenaries, overwhelmed the capital of the recently-proclaimed “People’s Republic of the Congo.”

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75 years ago: Mounting confrontation between Finland and USSR

On November 26, 1939, four Red Army personnel were killed and nine wounded near the Soviet-Finnish border, in an event staged by Stalin to provoke hostilities between the two countries.

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100 years ago: Russian war losses pass one million

This week, the European press reported that Russian losses during the first three months of World War I had surpassed one million, including the dead, the wounded, those who deserted and those taken prisoner.

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