29 January 2015

Syriza hands Greek defence ministry to right-wing nationalist

By Robert Stevens, 29 January 2015

Panos Kammenos, leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks, has built close links to the military and demanded his party be given control over defence.

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Israel threatens war following clashes with Hezbollah

By Thomas Gaist, 29 January 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the world should “look at what happened in the Gaza Strip” as a model for what Israel plans in Lebanon and Syria.

US stock sell-off in response to Fed policy statement on interest rates

By Barry Grey, 29 January 2015

The Fed has come under increasing pressure from Wall Street to delay any rate hike until the final months of this year or some time in 2016.

Concerns over Fed tightening as deflation fears grow

Koch brothers pledge to spend nearly $900 million on 2016 US elections

By Patrick Martin, 29 January 2015

Charles and David Koch plan to spend more money to elect right-wing candidates in 2016 than either the Democratic or Republican parties.

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

Denver police shoot and kill sixteen-year-old girl

By Tom Hall, 29 January 2015

Denver officers responding to a “suspicious activity” complaint fired several rounds into a car carrying 16-year-old Jessica Hernandez and four of her friends.

Rikers Island officers fired for hog-tying and beating prisoner

St. Louis police gun down another teenager

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WikiLeaks considers legal action over Google’s compliance with US search orders

By Evan Blake, 29 January 2015

The Internet company secretly turned over emails, IP addresses, photographs, calendars and other private information of WikiLeaks staff to the US government.

Whistleblower who exposed CIA nuclear sabotage operation convicted under Espionage Act

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Diesel spill in West Virginia leaves 12,000 without water

By Clement Daly, 29 January 2015

Chemical spills and leaks are endemic throughout the US, threatening the health and safety of the population and the quality of the environment.

Standard and Poor’s downgrades Russia’s credit rating to junk

By Clara Weiss, 29 January 2015

The downgrade is part of a campaign by the United States, Germany, and their allies to step up economic pressure on Russia.

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

Australian opposition Labor leader visits troops in Iraq

By Will Morrow, 29 January 2015

Shorten’s trip to Iraq underscores the Labor Party’s complete alignment with the US-led war in the Middle East and Washington’s broader militarist agenda.

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Australia: Queensland election reveals wider political crisis

By Mike Head, 29 January 2015

The election campaign has underscored the popular hostility toward budget-slashing measures and the instability of the parliamentary system in Australia.

South Africa’s politically connected elites profit amid power outages

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 29 January 2015

On Monday, ESKOM, the largest South African power utility, began implementing “managed” blackouts, cutting 2,000 megawatts from its grid.

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

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نتایج و چشم اندازها: 2015- 2014

5 ژانویه 2015
دیوید نورث و جوزف کیشور

قرن بیست و یکم دیگر در آغاز راه نیست. شناسایی فرایندهای اصلی اقتصادی، ژئوپولتیک و اجتماعی و گرایشاتی که ماهیت و سیر حوادث را در سال 2015 و سال های پیش رو تعیین می کند با داده های 15 سال گذشته قابل بررسی است.

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La elección griega y la misión política de la clase obrera

Por Peter Schwarz, 29 enero 2015

Detrás de su fachada izquierdista, Syriza es un partido burgués que representa al la clase media con dinero.

El gobierno Español utiliza el ataque en París para reprimir los derechos democráticos

Por Alejandro López, 29 enero 2015

El gobierno español intenta imponer medidas represivas con la ayuda de los medios de comunicación que promueven la islamofobia.

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2011 ayaklanmasının dördüncü yıldönümünde
Mısır askeri rejiminin gösterileri vahşice bastırması sonucunda en az 18 kişi öldü

Thomas Gaist, 29 Ocak 2015

Pazar günü, protestolar Kahire, Gize, Kafrü'ş-Şeyh ve Minye'yi sarsarken; Mısır güvenlik güçleri en az 18 göstericiyi öldürdü ve 80'den fazlasını yaraladı.

IYSSE Humboldt Üniversitesi Meclisi’ne girdi

29 Ocak 2015

Humboldt Üniversitesi tarafından Perşembe sabahı erken saatlerde yayınlanan ön seçim sonuçlarına göre, Toplumsal Eşitlik için Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler (IYSSE), öğrenci meclisinde bir koltuk elde etti.

Humboldt Üniversitesi tartışması: "Charlie Hebdo kampanyası ifade özgürlüğünü bastırmak için kullanılıyor"

Muhabirlerimizden, 29 Ocak 2015

IYSSE'nin öğrenci meclisi seçimleri kampanyası dahilinde Berlin'deki Humboldt Üniversitesi’nde gerçekleşen son toplantısındaki kapsamlı rapor ve tartışma, çok sayıda katılımcıyı düşüncelerini açıkça ifade etmeye cesaretlendirdi.

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La signification de l'élection de Syriza en Grèce

Par Chris Marsden, 29 janvier 2015

Syriza est arrivé au pouvoir sur la base d'un programme articulant les intérêts de secteurs puissants de la bourgeoisie grecque et de la partie la plus privilégiée de la classe moyenne.

Les Etats-Unis annoncent de nouvelles sanctions contre la Russie
Kiev déclare l’état d’urgence dans l’est de Ukraine

Par Niles Williamson, 29 janvier 2015

Après la reprise des hostilités dans la région du Donbass, dans l’est de l’Ukraine, le président Obama menace d’user de tous les moyens ‘en dehors de la guerre déclarée’ pour accroître la pression sur la Russie.

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Der 70. Jahrestag der Befreiung von Auschwitz

Von Bill Van Auken, 29. Januar 2015

Die Feiern zum Jahrestag waren überschattet von neuem Kriegstreiben und drohenden historischen Verbrechen.

Gaucks zynische Auschwitz-Rede

Von Ulrich Rippert, 29. Januar 2015

Der Bundespräsident nutzt die ungeheuerlichen Verbrechen des deutschen Imperialismus in der Vergangenheit, um zukünftige Verbrechen vorzubereiten.

Ausnahmezustand über Ostukraine verhängt
USA fordern härtere Sanktionen gegen Russland

Von Niles Williamson, 29. Januar 2015

Neue Kämpfe erschüttern die Donbassregion. Präsident Obama will sämtliche Mittel “bis knapp vor einem Krieg“ nutzen, um den Druck auf Russland zu erhöhen.

Wer sind die Unabhängigen Griechen?

Von Robert Stevens, 29. Januar 2015

Syrizas Koalitionspartner, die Unabhängigen Griechen, ist ein Sammelbecken für einige der reaktionärsten Schichten der griechischen Gesellschaft.

Imperialisten trauern um König Abdullah

Von Patrick Martin, 29. Januar 2015

Die enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen Washington und dem saudi-arabischen Regime spricht Bände über den Charakter der amerikanischen Intervention im Nahen Osten.

„Tannbach“ und die deutsch-deutsche Nachkriegsgeschichte

Von Sybille Fuchs, 29. Januar 2015

Der ZDF-Dreiteiler „Tannbach – Schicksal eines Dorfes“ zeigt am Schicksal der Einwohner eines kleinen Dorfes die Geschichte der deutschen Teilung in den Jahren nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg.

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Perspective

Mexican government rushes to close case of disappeared students

29 January 2015

Peña Nieto told Mexicans to get over the fate of the 43 students so he can move ahead with a “reform” agenda backed by Washington.

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The Greek Election

Australian pseudo-left group hails Syriza’s victory in Greece

By James Cogan, 29 January 2015

Socialist Alternative’s enthusiasm stems from years of promoting illusions in Syriza and presenting it as a model for new “left” formations internationally.

Syriza’s electoral success and the pseudo-left

By Peter Schwarz, 28 January 2015

Who are the Independent Greeks?

By Robert Stevens, 28 January 2015

The significance of the election of Syriza in Greece

By Chris Marsden, 27 January 2015

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Commentary

Politically driven hysteria over the New York City snowstorm that wasn’t

By Jerry White, 29 January 2015

The residents of New York City were subjected to warnings of a “historic snowstorm,” declarations of states of emergency and a virtual lockdown for what turned out to be a few inches of snow.

Snowstorm ‘Juno’ shuts down much of northeastern US

Obama’s State of the Union and the fraud of Kshama Sawant

By Eric London, 29 January 2015

The Seattle City Council member's response to Obama’s State of the Union address is a defense of US imperialism and the Democratic Party.

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

By Bill Van Auken, 28 January 2015

The motives behind Australian PM’s knighting of Prince Philip

US announces plan to ration health care under Medicare

Japanese government exploits hostage crisis to push remilitarisation

German Social Democratic leader enters into discussions with Pegida

New figures show continued decline in US union membership

India, US boost military-strategic drive against China

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

Arts Review

The Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night: Who should pay for the present situation?

By Joanne Laurier, 29 January 2015

In a small Belgian factory, a woman fights to keep her job by trying to convince her workmates not to take a pay bonus.

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

By David Walsh, 28 January 2015

Mr. Turner brings the great painter to life

By Fred Mazelis, 27 January 2015

Science

Experimental data supports the interactive development of language and technology

By Philip Guelpa, 29 January 2015

An experimental archaeology study demonstrates the increased effectiveness of language as opposed to other teaching methods in transmitting manufacturing techniques for stone tools.

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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