20 August 2014

Another police killing in St. Louis, Missouri as assault on protesters continues

By Niles Williamson, 20 August 2014

A 23-year-old man was shot dead by St. Louis police officers on Tuesday, a day after police carried out mass arrests of protesters denouncing the killing of Michael Brown.

“We have the right to protest. We have the right to assemble”
Anger mounts in Ferguson, Missouri over police repression

By Andre Damon and Eric London, 20 August 2014

As the National Guard expanded its presence in Ferguson, Missouri, residents voiced outrage over another police killing in St. Louis on Wednesday.

German journalists arrested in Ferguson

By Wolfgang Weber, 20 August 2014

Ansgar Graw and Frank Hermann were held in a prison cell for three hours and subsequently released without comment.

Capitalism and the police-military mobilization in Ferguson, Missouri

Workers and youth across US speak on police murder of Michael Brown

EU advisors advocate use of military against strikes and protests

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Israel resumes assault on Gaza

By Bill Van Auken, 20 August 2014

Netanyahu ordered the Israeli delegation to withdraw from truce talks in Cairo.

Gaza, Ukraine and US preparations for urban warfare

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UK joins US military offensive in Iraq

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 20 August 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise that “Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq” is worthless.

Germany expands its intervention in Iraq

By Johannes Stern, 20 August 2014

For the first time, the Germany military will send “non-humanitarian” equipment to Iraq.

Obama claims “progress” in Iraq intervention

Australia’s pseudo-left covers up for US imperialism in Iraq

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Western powers talk “peace” while eastern Ukraine is decimated

By Julie Hyland, 20 August 2014

Talks between the foreign ministers of Germany, Ukraine, France and Russia failed to produce an agreement while Ukraine continued to attack Luhansk and Donetsk.

Why have the media and Obama administration gone silent on MH17?

Are you ready for nuclear war?

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Assange says he may soon leave Ecuadorian embassy

By Robert Stevens, 20 August 2014

Assange was first arrested in London in December 2010 under a European arrest warrant issued by Sweden.

Journalist James Risen denounces President Obama as the “greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation”

Two years of asylum in Ecuadorian embassy
Defend Julian Assange!

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Unemployment up in most US states

By Nick Barrickman, 20 August 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that joblessness grew in 30 out of 51 states during July.

Australian mining magnate’s outburst against “Chinese mongrels”

By Peter Symonds, 20 August 2014

Palmer was declaring openly and crassly what is being discussed behind closed doors as part of the preparations for war against China.

Major dip in China’s property market

By Nick Beams, 20 August 2014

If the fall in Chinese house prices continues, it will have a major impact on the financial system and the broader economy.

Australia: Deaths of young homeless couple highlight social crisis

By Daniel Saul, 20 August 2014

Homelessness has risen due to the pro-business policies of both major parties.

Toxic wastewater from copper mine spills into river in northern Mexico

By Matthew Brennan, 20 August 2014

The disaster has cut off water supplies for over 20,000 people in Sonora.

Further plant closures at Germany’s Heidelberg Press

By Gustav Kemper, 20 August 2014

The trade unions are playing a key role in imposing more redundancies at Germany’s biggest print machine manufacturer.

Sri Lankan Central Bank chief covers up debt crisis warnings

By Saman Gunadasa, 20 August 2014

The Rajapakse government is frantically borrowing, at high interest rates, to sustain “economic growth.”

New in Polish

Gaza, Ukraina i przygotowania USA do walk ulicznych

Bill Van Auken, 20 sierpień 2014

Pentagon wprowadza w życie doktrynę, w myśl której nadchodzące, większe interwencje militarne USA będą najprawdopodobniej skierowane przeciwko ludności dużych skupisk miejskich.

New in Turkish

Kapitalizm ve Ferguson’daki polis-ordu seferberliği

Joseph Kishore, 20 Ağustos 2014

Egemenliğini savunmak için hiçbir şeyden kaçınmayacağını göstermiş olan kapitalist sınıfın toplum üzerindeki egemenliğine doğrudan saldırmaksızın, hiçbir şey başarılamaz.

Obama, Irak’a müdahalede “başarı” elde edildiğini iddia etti

Bill Van Auken, 20 Ağustos 2014

Washington’ın müdahalesi, şimdiye kadar, Bağdat’taki hükümet ile ortak bir stratejiden çok, asıl olarak Kürt ayrılıkçı güçlerle birlikte gerçekleştirilen eşgüdümlü saldırılara dayanıyordu.

New in French

Le capitalisme et la mobilisation militaire et policière à Ferguson, dans le Missouri

Par Joseph Kishore, 20 août 2014

Aucune lutte contre l’inégalité et l’appareil d’Etat policier en Amérique ne peut être gagnée si elle n'est fondée sur la compréhension qu’il s’agit d’une lutte contre le capitalisme.

New in German

Kapitalismus und die Mobilisierung von Polizei und Militär in Ferguson, Missouri

Von Joseph Kishore, 20. August 2014

Der Kampf gegen Ungleichheit und den Polizeistaatsapparat in Amerika kann nur erfolgreich sein, wenn er auf der Grundlage der Erkenntnis geführt wird, dass der Kapitalismus bekämpft werden muss.

Ferguson, Missouri:
Nationalgarde und Polizei ziehen Schlinge immer enger

Von Eric London und Patrick Martin, 20. August 2014

Seit dem Aufmarsch der Nationalgarde von Missouri herrscht in Ferguson bei St.Louis vollends die Atmosphäre eines Polizeistaats.

US-Polizei verhaftet drei deutsche Journalisten in Ferguson

Von Wolfgang Weber, 20. August 2014

Verleger- und Journalistenverbände in Deutschland kritisierten die Festnahmen von Journalisten in Ferguson scharf als Angriffe auf die Pressefreiheit.

Video: Berliner Demonstrationen gegen Gaza-Krieg

Von Jesse Olsen, 20. August 2014

Die WSWS sprach auf Demonstrationen gegen den Gaza-Krieg in Berlin mit Teilnehmern.

US-Kriegstreiberei in Asien geht unvermindert weiter

Von Peter Symonds, 20. August 2014

Während die USA Provokationen gegen Russland und im Nahen Osten inszenieren, setzt die Obama-Regierung ihre "Konzentration auf Asien" gegen China fort.

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Perspective

De facto martial law in Ferguson, Missouri

20 August 2014

The resort to police state methods in Ferguson is the outcome of the protracted decay of American democracy.

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Arts Review

Rich Hill: A story that “could be told in hundreds of towns”

By Joanne Laurier, 20 August 2014

The documentary, directed by cousins Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo, movingly chronicles the lives of three boys living in an impoverished, rural southwestern Missouri town.

New Met Opera contract sets precedent for further givebacks

By Fred Mazelis, 20 August 2014

An all-night bargaining session produced a four-year deal based on “equality of sacrifice.”

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood: American lives over the course of a dozen years

By David Walsh, 19 August 2014

Detroit

Detroit Public Schools announces 10 percent wage cut, new round of school closures

By Thomas Gaist, 20 August 2014

The new DPS budget proposes to eliminate more than 1,300 jobs and close 24 more of the city's public schools

Commentary

The political fraud of the Canadian Peoples’ Social Forum

By Carl Bronski, 20 August 2014

The Forum aims to harness growing opposition to the offensive on jobs, wages and public services behind the election of a “progressive”—i.e., Liberal or NDP—government.

New report details depth of hunger crisis in the United States

By Shannon Jones, 19 August 2014

Japanese lawmakers visit notorious Yasukuni war shrine

By Ben McGrath, 19 August 2014

Australian journalist targeted under Racial Discrimination Act over Israel war coverage

By Laura Tiernan, 19 August 2014

Australian government “celebrates” first WWI military action

By Richard Phillips, 19 August 2014

US farm fatalities: An unpublicized epidemic

New Zealand pseudo-lefts support Washington’s war preparations against China

Tommy Sheridan’s nationalist diatribe in service of Scottish big business

Mehring Books

Foreword to The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 1 August 2014

This essay by David North is the foreword to The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, now available for pre-order at Mehring Books.

Socialist Equality Party

Defend the rights of immigrant workers! Unite the working class of North, Central and South America!
Resolution of the SEP (US) Third National Congress

14 August 2014

This resolution of the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US) was adopted unanimously on August 6, 2014.

Oppose the Israeli assault on Gaza!
Resolution of the SEP (US) Third National Congress

9 August 2014

This resolution was adopted unanimously by the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party of the United States.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Fight cuts to education and the drive to war!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 19 August 2014

25 years ago: Black Panther leader Huey Newton shot dead in Oakland

On August 22, 1989, former Black Panther leader Huey Newton was shot three times in the head and killed in Oakland, California.

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50 years ago: Johnson spurns Freedom Democratic Party

On August 23, 1964, supporters of the so-called Freedom Democratic Party were blocked in their attempt to displace the official Democratic Party delegation from the state of Mississippi.

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75 years ago: Hitler-Stalin pact signed in Moscow

On August 24, 1939, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov met in Moscow to sign a non-aggression pact between fascist Germany and the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: Lenin authors statement against SPD betrayal and world war

Days after the German Social Democratic Party and the other major parties of the Second International betrayed the cause of socialism by supporting their “own” governments’ war efforts, Vladimir Lenin authored a statement advancing a revolutionary internationalist reponse to the barbarism of World War I.

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