23 July 2014

Nearly one quarter of US children in poverty

By Andre Damon, 23 July 2014

A report published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation notes that 16.3 million children live in poverty in the US

Kerry’s diplomacy aids Israeli bloodbath in Gaza

By Barry Grey, 23 July 2014

The US-led diplomatic offensive gives Israel a green light to continue its mass killing. It serves as a political accompaniment to Tel Aviv’s military violence.

Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau fired on after threats from Israeli government

By David Brown, 23 July 2014

Residents of Toledo, Ohio demonstrate against Gaza slaughter

By Tom Hall, 23 July 2014

The assault on Gaza: A historic crime

How the German Left Party backs Israel’s war against Gaza

By Sven Heymann and Peter Schwarz, 23 July 2014

Germany’s Left Party has taken on the task of defending the Israeli army’s brutal attack on Gaza.

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EU foreign ministers announce “forceful” measures against Russia

By Julie Hyland, 23 July 2014

Having destabilised Ukraine and ratcheted up tensions with Russia, the NATO powers are implementing measures they know could devastate the European and world economy.

Australian prime minister lauded over anti-Russian stance and MH17 resolution

By James Cogan, 23 July 2014

All the establishment parties have come together in a display of “national unity,” based on condemnations of Russia, manufactured sorrow and boasts of Australia strutting the “world stage.”

European powers seize on flight MH17 crash as pretext for war

Russian army data points to Ukrainian role in Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash

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US-backed Iraqi regime fails to retake Tikrit from Al Qaeda-linked ISIS forces

By Rosa Shahnazarian, 23 July 2014

ISIS is consolidating its hold on an oil-rich region of Iraq and Syria the size of Belgium.

US courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies

By Kate Randall, 23 July 2014

Striking down subsidies on the federal health care exchange would do away with one of the few remaining supposedly progressive features of Obamacare.

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Anniversary report from 9/11 Commission seeks to bolster “war on terror”

By Thomas Gaist, 23 July 2014

Citing threats to the US from terrorists and foreign hackers, the commission called for a further expansion and centralization of the powers of the state.

Obama administration added 1.5 million names to US terrorist watch list

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Report documents government orchestration of US “terror” plots

By Fred Mazelis, 23 July 2014

Human Rights Watch found evidence of unlawful entrapment and many other violations of basic democratic rights.

New York City settles suit by family of inmate beaten to death at Rikers Island

By Isaac Finn, 23 July 2014

New York City will pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit against Rikers Island Correctional Facility for beating an inmate who suffered kidney disease to death in 2012.

Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect found guilty of obstructing justice

By Nick Barrickman, 23 July 2014

The trial of Tazhayakov was the first of a number of trials of acquaintances of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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New Indonesian president pledges to please investors

By John Roberts and Mike Head, 23 July 2014

As soon as Widodo was confirmed as president-elect, he promised to accelerate foreign investment projects and open talks with mining companies.

Australia: Queensland by-election highlights discontent over austerity

By Mike Head, 23 July 2014

The state government’s defeat reflects, in a confused form, the widespread outrage toward the assault by state and federal governments on social spending.

Ontario Liberals re-start talks to award more handouts to Fiat-Chrysler

By Carl Bronski, 23 July 2014

The Canadian auto union is lobbying for a massive handout to Fiat-Chrysler and preparing to impose further concessions on auto workers to secure it.

New in Turkish

Malezya Havayolları’na ait uçağın Ukrayna’da düşmesi

Alex Lantier, 22 Temmuz 2014

MH17 felaketi, daha şimdiden, Batı emperyalizminin derin krizi ve küresel savaş riskini açığa vurmuştur.

Gazze’ye yönelik ABD destekli İsrail istilası ölüm ve yıkım yağdırıyor

Bill Van Auken, 22 Temmuz 2014

İsrail’in yoksul ve sık nüfuslu Gazze Şeridi’ne yönelik 11 günlük saldırısının yolaçtığı ölüm, yıkım ve acı, Cuma günü keskin bir şekilde arttı.

New in French

L'assaut contre Gaza: un crime historique

Par Patrick Martin et Barry Grey, 23 juillet 2014

Dans sa longue et sanglante histoire d'agression, Israël a franchi ces quatre derniers jours une ligne fondamentale. Ses actions à Gaza sont celles d'une société en état de désintégration politique et morale, la conséquence de l'impasse du sionisme.

Les puissances européennes se servent du crash du vol MH17 comme prétexte à la guerre

Par Peter Schwarz, 23 juillet 2014

La manière dont le crash du vol MH17 en Ukraine est exploité politiquement est semblable à celle dont l'attentat terroriste du 11 septembre aux États-Unis a été utilisé dans la poursuite d'objectifs réactionnaires.

Le Canada appuie l'offensive impérialiste à Gaza et en Ukraine

Par Richard Dufour, 23 juillet 2014

Le gouvernement conservateur du Canada a appuyé fermement la guerre sanglante qu'a déclenchée Israël contre la population de Gaza et a utilisé l'écrasement d'un avion de la Malaysian Airlines en Ukraine pour renforcer son soutien à la campagne des États-Unis contre la Russie.

Royaume-Uni: un rassemblement de protestation à Leeds contre la guerre à Gaza condamne le black-out organisé par la BBC

Par nos correspondants, 23 juillet 2014

Les participants au rassemblement de Leeds contre l'invasion israélienne portaient des pancartes sur lesquelles on pouvait lire, « BBC=British Brainwashing Channel » (BBC=Chaîne britannique du lavage de cerveau) et scandaient « Maintenant nous sommes tous des Palestiniens ».

New in German

Israels Angriff auf den Gazastreifen:
Ein historisches Verbrechen

Von Patrick Martin und Barry Grey, 22. Juli 2014

Israel hat in den letzten vier Tagen eine entscheidende Grenze in seiner langen und blutigen Geschichte der Aggressionen überschritten. Sein Vorgehen im Gazastreifen ist das einer Gesellschaft, die sich im politischen und moralischen Zerfall befindet.

USA verschärfen Drohungen gegen Russland wegen Flugzeugabsturz in der Ukraine

Von Alex Lantier, 22. Juli 2014

Zwar ist noch unklar, warum MH17 abgestürzt ist und welche Rolle Russland in der Tragödie gespielt hat, aber Washington nutzt sie aus, um Europa und Russland zu zwingen, sich seiner Politik unterzuordnen.

MH17 und 9/11

Von Peter Schwarz, 22. Juli 2014

Während sich die Umstände des Abschusses eines Passagierflugzeugs über der Ukraine und der Terroranschläge in den USA stark unterscheiden, gibt es deutliche Parallelen bei der Art und Weise, wie sie politisch ausgeschlachtet und instrumentalisiert werden.

Entscheidung der BRICS zeigt zunehmende Spannungen im Verhältnis zu Großmächten

Von Nick Beams, 22. Juli 2014

Die Entscheidung auf dem BRICS-Gipfeltreffen, eine eigene Entwicklungsbank und einen Notfallfonds einzurichten, zeigt ihre Unzufriedenheit mit der Vorherrschaft der USA über das Weltfinanzsystem.

USA wollen vorläufiges Atomabkommen mit dem Iran verlängern

Von Keith Jones, 22. Juli 2014

Obamas Entscheidung, eine Verlängerung des vorläufigen Abkommens mit dem Iran über dessen Atomprogramm anzustreben, ist Teil einer Kampagne zur Stärkung von Washingtons Kontrolle über die wichtigste Öl exportierende Region der Welt.

ThyssenKrupp: Spitzengehälter für Vorstand trotz Sparprogramm

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 22. Juli 2014

Die Fixgehälter der Vorstandsvorsitzenden von Dax-Konzernen stiegen im letzten Jahr um durchschnittlich 17 Prozent, bei ThyssenKrupp sogar um 69 Prozent.

Schwedisches Gericht bestätigt Haftbefehl gegen Julian Assange

Von Thomas Gaist, 22. Juli 2014

Der Grund für den Haftbefehl ist

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US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine

23 July 2014

The same government that is wringing its hands over the airliner deaths in Ukraine and making the most provocative charges of moral responsibility, is totally complicit in the deaths in Gaza.

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Joseph Stiglitz in Australia: A desperate attempt to promote the illusion of reform

By Nick Beams, 23 July 2014

The central purpose of Stiglitz’s argument was to cover up the fact that growing social inequality is rooted in the very foundations of the capitalist economy.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Officials hail anti-democratic “vote” in Detroit to sanction attack on pension rights

By Jerry White, 23 July 2014

More than half of the city workers and retirees eligible to take part in the bankruptcy court’s ballot on the plan of adjustment refused to vote.

Video: Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs

By James Brewer, 22 July 2014

In this video, Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs at a bill payment center and rally against water shutoffs.

Detroit officials announce 15-day “pause” of mass water shutoffs

By Jerry White, 22 July 2014

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Arts Review

Below the surface of Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: City of Dogs

By Charles Thorpe and Norisa Diaz, 23 July 2014

Theroux’s new three-part series provides glimpses of the social crisis in Los Angeles, but the documentarian’s approach prevents him from probing very deeply.


Texas governor to mobilize National Guard along Mexican border

By Jake Dean, 22 July 2014

Obama orders deportation of Honduran child migrants

By Marc Wells, 22 July 2014

“The NYPD is a gang”
Outrage grows over use of police “chokehold” in death of New York man

The day the US shot down Iran Airlines Flight 655

Workers Struggles

Dock workers at Piraeus Port, Greece end strike

By John Vassilopoulos, 23 July 2014

Conditions at the China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Pireaus facilities are notorious, with accidents being a common occurrence.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

23 July 2014

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

Socialist Equality Party

Workers and students in Australia discuss SEP’s antiwar program

By our reporters, 22 July 2014

25 years ago: Stalinist regimes in Poland and Hungary on last legs

On July 25, 1989, Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa informed newly elected President Wojciech Jaruzelski that there would be no coalition government between Solidarity and the Communist Party.

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50 years ago: Record production, corporate profits in US

Led by the auto industry, US corporations reported record profits for the first half of 1964.

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75 years ago: Tensions mount between US and Japan

The Roosevelt administration renounced the nearly 30-year-old trade treaty between the United States and Japan on July 26, 1939.

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100 years ago: European powers begin mobilizing in preparation for war

On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to the Serbian government, in the wake of the assassination of Austrian Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo the previous month.

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