20 October 2014

Pleas to major powers from Ebola-stricken countries, health professionals fall on deaf ears

By Patrick Martin, 20 October 2014

The major imperialist powers and the drug companies are leaving tens of thousands to die.

Government indifference compounds Ebola disaster

Ebola in America

Political issues in the Ebola crisis

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US Supreme Court allows Texas to implement anti-democratic voter ID law

By Tom Carter, 20 October 2014

The Texas voter ID law, which was previously struck down as unconstitutional, will block hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots in the November elections.

Leaked documents expose secret contracts between NSA and tech companies

By Thomas Gaist, 20 October 2014

The NSA’s internal documents indicate that corporations are actively abetting and benefiting from the US government’s illegal mass surveillance programs.

FBI director demands unfettered access to all encrypted phone data

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Obama administration signals reluctance to bring civil rights charges against killer cop in Missouri

By Andre Damon, 20 October 2014

The New York Times, citing federal officials, reported that “the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges” against the officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Two months since the police murder of Michael Brown

More on police violence in America »

Tens of thousands march in London against low wages

By Paul Mitchell, 20 October 2014

At Saturday’s rally, the trade union leaders spoke as if they have had nothing to do with the onslaught on living standards and declining wages.

Six killed in Pittsburgh area house fire

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 20 October 2014

In the worst such tragedy in recent history, four children and two adults were killed in a fire early Saturday morning in the city of McKeesport.

Philadelphia unions use teachers’ rally to promote Democrats

By Nick Barrickman and Jerry White, 20 October 2014

Some 3,000 teachers, parents, students and other city workers participated in a rally to oppose the revoking of the labor agreement covering 15,000 teachers.

Los Angeles City Council proposes minor increase in minimum wage

By Kevin Martinez, 20 October 2014

The proposal, presented as a way of alleviating social inequality in one the poorest cities in the US, is aimed at bolstering the Democratic Party.

Electricity base rates to double in Massachusetts this winter

By John Marion, 20 October 2014

The state’s Department of Public Utilities has caved in to National Grid, the main private supplier of electricity.

Students forced to endure sweltering temperatures in Southern California classrooms

By Kimie Saito and Adam Mclean, 20 October 2014

Children were sent to school nurses with nausea, headaches and bloody noses during a recent heat wave.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Balkanske države podržavaju ratni pohod SAD-a na Bliskom istoku

Stefan Steinberg, 20. oktobar 2014.

Tokom mjeseca septembra, grupa balkanskih država je proglasila svoju podršku za tekuću vojnu kampanju SAD-a na Bliskom istoku.

New in Turkish

SEP (ABD) Üçüncü Ulusal Kongresi Kararı
Savaşa Karşı Mücadele ve Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin Siyasi Görevleri

20 Ekim 2014

Uluslararası Komite'nin kararının sonunda belirtildiği gibi, "Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in, Uluslararası Komite'nin önderliği altında inşası, merkezi stratejik öneme sahip bir konudur."

Emniyet müdürünün “özür dileme”sinden sonra Ferguson’da tutuklamalar artıyor

Eric London, 20 Ekim 2014

18 yaşındaki Michael Brown’un polis tarafından öldürülmesinden yedi hafta sonra, Missouri Ferguson’daki gerginlikte bir azalma belirtisi görülmüyor.

Suriye’de “Horasan Grubu”nun keşfedilmesi

Niles Williamson, 20 Ekim 2014

ABD istihbaratına göre, Suriye’de bulunan üst düzey yabancı El Kaide üyelerinden oluşan Horasan Grubu, ABD ya da Avrupa havayollarına yönelik bir terörist saldırı başlatmayı amaçlıyor.

Britanya’daki WRP’nin eski lideri Michael Banda 84 yaşında öldü

20 Ekim 2014

Britanya’daki İşçilerin Devrimci Partisi’nin (WRP) eski genel sekreteri 29 Ağustos’ta Londra’da öldü. Banda 84 yaşındaydı.

New in French

De la pseudo-gauche à la nouvelle droite: le parcours de Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Par Alex Lantier et Kumaran Ira, 20 octobre 2014

Terrifié par la crise capitaliste mondiale, Mélenchon dénonce le socialisme et noue des liens avec la périphérie politique du Front national néo-fasciste.

Le Président Hollande met un terme à l'universalité des allocations familiales

Par Stéphane Hugues, 20 octobre 2014

Le gouvernement Hollande s’en prend à une prestation sociale versée depuis la fin de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale à toutes les familles ayant des enfants.

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Perspective

Australian imperialism: Political attack dog for US war drive

20 October 2014

Australian Prime Minister Abbott’s declaration that he intended to “shirtfront” Russian President Putin at the forthcoming G20 summit is another expression of rising geo-political tensions.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

Citizenfour documentary on Edward Snowden premieres in UK and US

By Robert Stevens, 20 October 2014

Speaking of the NSA and the intelligence apparatus, Snowden asserts, in Laura Poitras’ documentary, “We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.”

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 6
Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system”

By David Walsh, 15 October 2014

The Gary Webb story in Kill the Messenger: Shedding light on CIA criminality and conspiracy

More on the Arts »

Socialist Equality Party

Keen interest in anti-war campaign of IYSSE at Humboldt University in Berlin

By our correspondents, 20 October 2014

The Socialist Equality Party and its youth movement, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, are increasingly seen as the only serious anti-war organizations in Germany.

Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2014

The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship.

German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University

IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University

International lecture series extends to Australia and New Zealand
Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical lessons and present dangers

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 20 October 2014

In the fight against imperialist war, it is necessary to study the lessons of history and learn from the experiences of past struggles.

A bipartisan conspiracy
Australian imperialism and the Middle East war
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

History

German intellectuals in World War I

By Verena Nees, 20 October 2014

In 1914, German intellectuals launched an “Appeal to the Civilized World” to justify imperialist war. Today, their heirs hypocritically invoke “human rights” to build popular support for war.

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 3
LSSP enters capitalist coalition government in Sri Lanka.

By Rohantha de Silva and K. Ratnayake, 14 October 2014

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 2
LSSP rejects the ICFI’s defence of Trotskyism

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 1
The liquidation of the Bolshevik Leninist Party of India

25 years ago: People’s Republic of Hungary officially ends

On October 23, 1989, acting President Matyas Szueroes declared that Hungary was no longer a Soviet-bloc country.

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50 years ago: African leaders protest US Congo intervention

Leaders of the African Conciliation Commission, representing nine colonial countries, called on the US to remove its military equipment and advisers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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75 years ago: Stalinists hold rigged poll in conquered Poland

The Stalin government in Moscow staged National Assembly elections in the Soviet-controlled sector of Poland on October 22, 1939.

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100 years ago: The first Battle of Ypres

This week in October 1914, the First Battle of Ypres began in Belgium.

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Science

“Risky Business” study highlights the inability of capitalism to address the consequences of climate change

By Philip Guelpa, 20 October 2014

A recently published study documents the severe consequences of climate change in the United States through the end of the century, while demonstrating the inability of capitalism to offer any effective solutions.

Commentary

The American oligarchy

By Andre Damon, 18 October 2014

The invisible election

The US midterm elections and the bankruptcy of the capitalist system

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From pseudo-left to New Right: The trajectory of France’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 18 October 2014

Spanish students eject Ukrainian fascist thugs

By Alfie Cook, 18 October 2014

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Thousands protest disappearance of Mexican teaching students

By Don Knowland, 18 October 2014

Australia’s pseudo-left organisation complicit in US war for regime change in Syria

Richest one percent controls nearly half of global wealth

Germany’s Left Party emerges as a party of war

US Army drafts blueprint for World War III

Obituary

David Greenglass, star witness against the Rosenbergs, dies at 92

By Fred Mazelis, 16 October 2014

Merhing Books

New pamphlet outlines basis for struggle against imperialist war

7 October 2014

The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany.