23 September 2014

US launches air strikes inside Syria

By Peter Symonds, 23 September 2014

The attacks on ISIS in Syria mark the expansion of a reckless and criminal war that will have catastrophic consequences for the Middle East and beyond.

Struggle against ISIS shields US oil grab

By Jean Shaoul, 23 September 2014

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US plans to invest $1 trillion in nuclear weapons arsenal

By Niles Williamson, 23 September 2014

A front-page article in the New York Times on Monday is intended as a warning to Russia, China and any other country that may stand in its way that the American ruling class is preparing for nuclear war.

Are you ready for nuclear war?

One in five US workers laid off during the recession still unemployed

By Andre Damon, 23 September 2014

A Rutgers University study released Monday shows that the overwhelming majority of the three million long-term unemployed receive no government assistance.

The collapse of household income in the US

Air France management threatens pilots as strike enters second week

By Kumaran Ira, 23 September 2014

Air France is demanding deep cuts in wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Quebec: Mass protest against gutting of municipal workers’ pensions

By a WSWS reporting team, 23 September 2014

More than 50,000 municipal workers and their supporters marched in Montreal on Saturday.

Afghan factions form power-sharing government

By James Cogan, 23 September 2014

For the United States, the deal opens the way for a status of forces agreement to enable American forces to continue to operate in Afghanistan with impunity.

North Korea sentences American prisoner, pushes for talks with US

By Ben McGrath, 23 September 2014

North Korea is using three detained Americans to try to gain leverage in dealing with Washington.

US prison population increases for first time since 2009

By Kate Randall, 23 September 2014

While the US accounts for about 5 percent of the world’s population, it incarcerates about one-quarter of all prisoners on the planet.

Explosion kills worker at US Steel mill in Alabama

By Jerry White, 23 September 2014

A 53-year-old worker was killed and two others injured Sunday in the latest fatal accident in the US steel industry.

Teachers strike in Reynoldsburg, Ohio

By Clement Daly and Naomi Spencer, 23 September 2014

Last Friday, teachers in the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Reynoldsburg voted overwhelmingly to take strike action, rejecting a binding arbitration offer by the Reynoldsburg City School Board.

More than 3,000 flee King fire in California

By Evan Blake, 23 September 2014

The state’s worst drought in 500 years has created the conditions for more frequent wildfires.

New in Persian

شش سال پس از سقوط وال استریت

نیک بیمز
15 سپتامبر 2014

شش سال پیش در چنین روزی، در سپتامبر سال 2008، فروپاشی بانک سرمایه گذاریِ برادران لیمن ، بارقه ی بزرگترین بحران مالی از زمان رکود بزرگ در دهه 1930 را بر افروخت. در عرض چند روز پس از این ورشکستگی، کل سیستم مالی آمریکا و جهان در آستانه فروپاشی قرار گرفت.

New in Turkish

11 Eylül saldırılarından 13 yıl sonra
CIA işkencesi ve "terörle mücadele"

Joseph Kishore, 23 Eylül 2014

Bütün bu eylemlerin asıl hedefi “terörizm” değil; Amerikan mali aristokrasisinin hem dışarıdaki hem de içerideki politikalarına yönelik muhalefettir.

Askeri tatbikatlar ve yaptırımlar:
NATO ve AB, Rusya’ya yönelik tehditleri tırmandırıyor

Johannes Stern, 23 Eylül 2014

NATO tatbikatının başlamasına paralel olarak, AB, Rusya’ya karşı daha sert yaptırımlar uygulanmasına karar verdi.

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Le Nouveau parti anticapitaliste orienté vers ceux qui critiquent Hollande au sein du Parti socialiste

Par Stephane Hugues et Alex Lantier, 23 septembre 2014

Le NPA rejette avec suffisance l’idée d’une crise politique en France pour justifier le fait qu’il continue de s’orienter vers le PS (Parti socialiste) alors que celui-ci s’effondre de plus en plus.

Retour en politique de l’ancien président Nicolas Sarkozy

Par Alex Lantier et Stephane Hugues, 23 septembre 2014

L’interview de Sarkozy, d’une durée de 60 minutes, à une heure de grande écoute a brossé un portrait sombre de la crise politique en France et en Europe.

Québec: Manifestation de masse contre l'assaut sur les pensions des travailleurs municipaux

Par nos reporters, 23 septembre 2014

Plus de 50.000 travailleurs municipaux et leurs partisans ont manifesté samedi au centre-ville de Montréal pour s'opposer au projet du gouvernement libéral provincial qui vise à réduire leurs pensions et leurs salaires.

New in German

Das Nein zu Schottlands Unabhängigkeit und die Krise des britischen Nationalstaats
Erklärung der Socialist Equality Party (GB)

23. September 2014

Zwar ist das Referendum zur Unabhängigkeit Schottlands gescheitert, doch sind die Gefahren, vor denen die arbeitende Bevölkerung steht, keineswegs weniger geworden.

Ein Versuch, Hitler zu rehabilitieren

Von Peter Schwarz, 23. September 2014

Das Magazin The European hat Adolf Hitler zum Titelthema erkoren und lässt Ernst Nolte mit einem leidenschaftlichen Plädoyer für den Nazi-Führer zu Wort kommen.

Westmächte verschärfen militärischen Druck auf Russland

Von Stefan Steinberg, 23. September 2014

Die Pläne der Nato, einen Sperrgürtel von westlichen Truppen um Russlands Westgrenze zu errichten, macht deutlich, dass der Hauptgrund für die Waffenruhe der ist, dem ukrainischen Militär Zeit zu verschaffen, um seine Truppen neu zu gruppieren.

Angriff auf Pressefreiheit in Slowenien

Von Markus Salzmann, 23. September 2014

Der slowenischen Journalistin Anuska Delic drohen wegen der Veröffentlichung angeblich vertraulicher Staatsinformationen bis zu drei Jahre Haft.

Der wilde Taumel um den Börsengang von Alibaba: Symptom einer kranken Wirtschaftsordnung

Von Nick Beams, 23. September 2014

Der Börsengang des chinesischen Internethandelsunternehmens Alibaba vom letzten Freitag löste an der Wall Street frenetische Reaktionen aus. Das ist Ausdruck des Parasitismus im Zentrum des globalen Wirtschaftssystems.

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The witch-hunting of Steven Salaita and the new McCarthyism

23 September 2014

The political victimization of Salaita in the name of “democracy” is another chilling warning that core democratic rights, including academic freedom, are incompatible with a society dominated by social inequality and the drive to war.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP Lecture Series

The Socialist Equality Party in the US and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are hosting this series of lectures by David North, the chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site.

Scottish Referendum Campaign

Former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan declares for Scottish National Party

By Julie Hyland, 23 September 2014

“In concrete terms,” Sheridan writes, “that means advocating a vote” for the pro-NATO, pro-European Union, pro-corporate SNP.

Public meetings in Scotland: After the independence referendum, lessons for the working class

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) invites all our supporters and readers of the World Socialist Web Site to a discussion on the implications of Scotland’s independence referendum and the way forward for the working class.

Britain’s fake-left groups seek permanent nationalist alliance in Scotland

Scotland’s No vote and the crisis of the British nation state
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit bankruptcy judge holds hearing on water shutoffs

By Thomas Gaist, 23 September 2014

The present proceedings are in the main political theatre aimed at boosting the credibility of the judge as a supposedly “neutral arbiter.”

The “Detroit Homecoming”: City planning by and for the billionaires

By Thomas Gaist, 22 September 2014

Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy enters its final stage

More on the Detroit Bankruptcy »

The Struggle Against War

Socialist Equality Party campaigns against war in Detroit and Minneapolis

By our reporters, 22 September 2014

Socialist Equality Party

The return of German militarism and the tasks of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany)
Resolution of the Special Conference Against War of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

20 September 2014

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

23 September 2014

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Meetings of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK): For a new socialist anti-war movement!

23 September 2014

The IYSSE in Britain is organizing a series of meetings at the start of the new university term to discuss the building of a mass movement against war and its root causes, capitalism and the nation state system.

Arts Review

Grave of the Fireflies: Two children fighting for survival in wartime Japan

By Elle Chapman, 22 September 2014

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 1
Something different in filmmaking

By David Walsh, 18 September 2014

More on the Arts »


The Alibaba IPO frenzy: Symptom of a diseased economic order

By Nick Beams, 22 September 2014

New Anti-capitalist Party tries to whitewash France’s scramble for Africa

By Kumaran Ira, 22 September 2014

Detroit teachers union president retires

By Walter Gilberti, 22 September 2014

Australian terror raids provide pretext for police-state laws

By Mike Head, 22 September 2014

New Zealand election: Labour’s worst defeat in 92 years

By Tom Peters, 22 September 2014

Pentagon supplies grenade launchers and armored vehicles to schools

By Nick Barrickman, 22 September 2014

Climate change and the capitalist system

Wealth of world’s billionaires: $7.3 trillion

The NFL’s Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson—and the moral high ground of American corporations

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Google report documents surge in electronic surveillance requests by governments worldwide

By Thomas Gaist, 20 September 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

WSWS Fund Appeal

In this video, WSWS writer Andre Damon explains why now more than ever the World Socialist Web Site needs its readers' financial support.

25 years ago: Hundreds of thousands protest apartheid in South Africa

On September 22, 1989 and over the next several days, hundreds of thousands marched against apartheid throughout South Africa.

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50 years ago: Warren Commission publishes JFK assassination cover-up

On September 24, 1964, the official presidential committee convened to investigate the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy released its findings in an 889-page report.

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75 years ago: Japan suffers defeat in Battle of Changsha

The occupying Japanese army launched a fresh offensive in southern China against Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, on September 24, 1939.

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100 years ago: World War I fighting reaches Tahiti

On September 22, 1914, German warships attacked Papeete in French Polynesia, as the bloody battles of the first month of World War I reached Tahiti in the Pacific.

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