31 July 2014

Kiev regime’s assault on east Ukraine blocks access to MH17 crash site

By Chris Marsden, 31 July 2014

The Western-backed Kiev regime’s offensive in east Ukraine continues, blocking any access to the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17 and provoking appeals from the Netherlands, home to most of the victims.

Former US intelligence personnel challenge Obama to present evidence of Russian complicity in MH17 crash

By our reporter, 31 July 2014

Australia: Two significant reactions to the MH17 tragedy

By Peter Byrne, 31 July 2014

EU imposes its first sanctions against the Russian economy

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Thousands imprisoned, some executed, based on false FBI lab reports

By Nick Barrickman, 31 July 2014

A Department of Justice inquiry has found hundreds of instances in which FBI forensic units provided false information.

US rearms Israel as its war crimes mount in Gaza

By Mike Head, 31 July 2014

The Pentagon’s announcement laid bare the hypocrisy of the Obama administration’s expressions of “concern” about Israel’s killing of Palestinian civilians.

Filmmakers, actors, writers and doctors denounce Israeli violence against Gaza

By David Walsh, 31 July 2014

Internationally renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks out in sympathy with the Palestinians

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Constitutional crisis unfolds in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 31 July 2014

The bitter political infighting in ruling circles is fueled by mounting social crisis, the pressure of US imperialism, and the drive towards dictatorship.

US economy grew at 4.0 percent in second quarter

By Andre Damon, 31 July 2014

The US economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.0 percent in the second quarter, following a 2.1 percent contraction in the first three months of 2014.

The financial bubble economy

US prosecutors routinely violate attorney-client privilege

By Ed Hightower, 31 July 2014

The fact that prosecutors systematically read emails between inmates and their attorneys reveals a corroded legal system.

Deepening water crisis in California driven by drought, wildfires and infrastructure

By David Brown, 31 July 2014

A burst water main flooded the UCLA campus with 20 million gallons of water during the worst ongoing drought in California history.

US officials push for closer military-strategic ties with India

By Deepal Jayasekera, 31 July 2014

The Secretary of State and Defense Secretary are visiting India to strengthen the partnership between the two countries as Washington intensifies its war preparations against China and Russia.

General Electric buys up Alstom

By Max Schneider and Marianne Arens, 31 July 2014

Thousands of workers will pay the price for General Electric’s recent acquisition of Alstom’s energy sector.

New in French

Etes-vous prêt pour une guerre nucléaire?

Par David North et Alex Lantier , 31 juillet 2014

C’est la question que chacun et chacune devrait se poser au vu de la situation telle qu’elle s’est développée depuis la destruction du vol MH17 de la Malaysian Airlines.

New in Turkish

Nükleer savaşa hazır mısınız?

David North ve Alex Lantier, 31 Temmuz 2014

Bu savaş yönelimini durdurmanın, işçi sınıfının siyasi olarak bilinçli müdahalesi dışında herhangi bir yolu bulunmuyor.

AB, Rusya ekonomisine yönelik ilk yaptırımlarını uygulamaya koyuyor

Peter Schwarz, 31 Temmuz 2014

Uzmanlara göre, AB’nin mali sektöre yönelik yaptırımları Rusya’ya oldukça zarar verecek.

New in German

Soll es wirklich zum Atomkrieg kommen?

Von David North und Alex Lantier, 31. Juli 2014

Diese Frage muss sich jeder stellen, der die Ereignisse seit dem gewaltsam herbeigeführten Absturz des Malaysian-Airlines-Flugs MH17 verfolgt hat.

Die Wiederkehr deutscher Großmachtpolitik und die Attacken auf den Historiker Fritz Fischer

Von Ulrich Rippert und Peter Schwarz, 31. Juli 2014

Der Berliner Politikwissenschaftler Herfried Münkler führt einen regelrechten Feldzug gegen Fritz Fischer, der das Verständnis der deutschen Verantwortung im Ersten Weltkrieg maßgeblich geprägt hat.

MH17 Absturz:
Offensive der ukrainischen Regierung behindert Untersuchung

Von Peter Symonds, 31. Juli 2014

Die USA und ihre Verbündeten wahren fast völliges Stillschweigen über die Offensive des Kiewer Regimes in diesem Gebiet, die kurz vor der Ankunft der Ermittler begann.

Jüdischer Dirigent Daniel Barenboim ergreift Partei für die Palästinenser

Von Fred Mazelis, 31. Juli 2014

Der weltberühmte Dirigent und Pianist spricht für Millionen Menschen auf der Welt, auch viele in Israel.

Bochum: Johnson Controls von Schließung bedroht

Von Dietmar Henning, 31. Juli 2014

Das Werk des Autozulieferers Johnson-Controls in Bochum verliert Anfang 2017 auch seinen zweiten großen Auftraggeber, Ford. Dem Werk mit seinen 660 Beschäftigten droht die Schließung. Gleichzeitig erweisen sich die Ersatzarbeitsplätze für die Opel-Arbeiter als Luftnummer.

Wiener Akademikerball: Politisch motiviertes Urteil gegen Josef S.

Von Denis Krassnin, 31. Juli 2014

Der Jenaer Student Josef S. ist wegen Landfriedensbruch, versuchter schwerer Körperverletzung und schwerer Sachbeschädigung verurteilt worden. An ihm wurde ein Exempel statuiert.

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Perspective

Gaza, Ukraine and the fraud of “human rights” imperialism

31 July 2014

As the horrific images of the latest massacres emerged from Gaza, newspapers carried the report that the Obama administration had agreed with the EU to impose sweeping sanctions—not against Israel, but against Russia.

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Commentary

Are you ready for nuclear war?

By David North and Alex Lantier, 30 July 2014

This is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit water workers reject concession demands

By Jerry White, 31 July 2014

As the city shuts off service to tens of thousands of residents, Detroit water workers rejected a contract offer that opens the way for the privatization of the water system.

The politics of the Detroit People’s Water Board

By Thomas Gaist and Jerry White, 31 July 2014

The campaign mounted by the People’s Water Board against water shutoffs is aimed at channeling popular opposition behind the Democratic Party and trade union bureaucracy.

“We’ve got to bail out the fat cats so they can remain fat cats”
Detroit water workers denounce demands for concessions

No to privatization, job cuts and concessions!
For a political struggle by Detroit workers against Orr’s bankruptcy plan

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Arts Review

Interview with Professor Ian Duncan on Sir Walter Scott: The novel “as a kind of total environment of human life”

By David Walsh, 31 July 2014

Ian Duncan is the author of an introduction to a Penguin Classics edition of Waverley and currently teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mad Men, season seven, first half: A step forward for US television?

By Charles Bogle, 30 July 2014

Commentary

ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America”

By Jean Shaoul, 30 July 2014

Debt delinquency soars in US

By Andre Damon, 30 July 2014

“You can’t treat human beings this way”
New York residents speak out against police violence

By a WSWS reporting team, 30 July 2014

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang investigated for corruption

By Joseph Santolan, 30 July 2014

The Libyan catastrophe

Record-low US primary voting shows mass alienation from two-party system

Ebola outbreak kills hundreds in West Africa

Interview with US immigrants’ rights activist: “This administration has been terrible for us on many fronts”

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Democratic senator boasts NSA “reform” bill vetted by US intelligence agencies

By Thomas Gaist, 30 July 2014

Obama administration grants architects of torture sneak peak at Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA programs

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25 years ago: Push to restore capitalism in Poland and Hungary

This week in 1989, the new leader of the Polish Communist Party, former Prime Minister Miecsyslaw Rakowski, proposed that party officials be awarded personal ownership of some of the factories and companies that were slated for privatization.

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50 years ago: Riots in Jersey City

Just two weeks after riots erupted in the Harlem section of New York City, a nearby urban center, Jersey City, New Jersey, was gripped by rioting on August 2-4, 1964.

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75 years ago:US House passes anti-communist Smith Act

On July 29, 1939, the US House of Representatives voted 273-48 to pass the anti-communist Smith Act.

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100 years ago: French socialist leader Jean Jaurès assassinated in Paris

On July 31, 1914, the socialist leader in the French Chamber of Deputies, Jean Jaurès, was shot and killed in a Paris cafe by a 29-year-old nationalist.

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