13 September 2014

US and EU expand economic sanctions against Russia

By Niles Williamson, 13 September 2014

Banks affected by the new economic restrictions include Russia’s largest lenders Sberbank, Gazprombank and Rosselkhozbank.

Amnesty International documents war crimes by pro-Kiev militia

Obama commits US to war against Russia in defense of Baltic states

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Obama administration asserts unlimited powers for new war in Iraq, Syria

By Joseph Kishore, 13 September 2014

The White House designated military operations in Iraq and Syria as a “war,” even as it insisted that that it did not need congressional authorization.

Canada signs up for Washington’s new Mideast war

By Keith Jones, 13 September 2014

Obama’s speech on ISIS: Perpetual war in Iraq, Syria and beyond

Obama’s war in Iraq and Syria

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New documents detail NSA surveillance of Yahoo

By Thomas Gaist, 13 September 2014

The documents cover rulings in 2008 upholding the NSA’s warrantless data mining programs.

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Ebola outbreak grows

By David Brown, 13 September 2014

The ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to overwhelm health care workers.

Torture victim Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years

By Ed Hightower, 13 September 2014

A central aim of the prosecution was to cover up the details of one of the more extreme cases of US government torture.

Potential RadioShack bankruptcy threatens 27,000 employees

By Gabriel Black, 13 September 2014

Electronics retailer RadioShack said Thursday that it is likely to file for bankruptcy unless it can secure a funding lifeline.

Public education under attack in Buffalo, New York

By Isabelle Belanger, 13 September 2014

Just two weeks before the start of the school year, 63 public school teachers received layoff notices—the latest in a series of attacks against Buffalo public school students and teachers.

Troika demands further austerity in Greece

By Robert Stevens, 13 September 2014

Greece has to demonstrate that it has imposed the necessary attacks on workers living standards and will match an agreed timetable for further measures to receive additional loans.

Scandalous conditions in German refugee centres

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 13 September 2014

The German government is taking the axe to what remains of asylum protections.

Bipartisan unity on Australia’s “terror alert”

By Mike Head, 13 September 2014

Amid fear-mongering media coverage, both Labor and the Greens immediately backed the heightened alert declaration.

Political witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative on Australian campuses

By Will Morrow, 13 September 2014

The pseudo-left organisation Socialist Alternative is being targeted because of its opposition to the Israeli war against Gaza.

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Sosyalist Parti hükümetindeki değişik sonrasında, neo-faşistler Fransa'yı yönetmeye aday

Kumaran Ira ve Alex Lantier, 13 Eylül 2014

Le Pen'in iktidar uğruna mücadele eden bir güç olarak ortaya çıkması, Fransa'nın siyasi seçkinlerinin iflasını ve kapitalist egemenliğin 2008 ekonomik çöküşüyle birlikte zincirlerinden boşalmış krizini kanıtlamaktadır.

ABD’nin Somali’deki İHA saldırıları Afrika Boynuzu’nun kontrolünü hedefliyor

Tom Eley, 13 Eylül 2014

1 Eylül Pazartesi akşamı, ABD’ye ait insansız hava araçları (İHA) Somali’deki İslamcı El Şebab örgütü lideri Ahmet Abdi Godani’yi hedef alan bir suikast gerçekleştirdi.

NSA dinlemesi Türkiyeli siyasi ve askeri yöneticileri hedefliyor

Thomas Gaist, 13 Eylül 2014

Alman dergisi Der Spiegel ile Glenn Greenwald tarafından yönetilen internet gazetesi The Intercept’in bu haftaki haberlerine göre, ABD Ulusal Güvenlik Dairesi (NSA), Türkiyeli yönetici seçkinlerin geniş kesimine karşı sistematik casusluk yapıyor.

New in French

Discours d'Obama sur l'EI: Guerre perpétuelle en Irak, en Syrie et au-delà

Par Patrick Martin, 13 septembre 2014

Dans son allocution télévisée dans tout le pays mercredi soir, Obama a présenté un programme de guerre perpétuelle, utilisant l'EI comme prétexte bien pratique.

Les débats officiels sur le référendum de l’Écosse: personne ne parle pour la classe ouvrière

Par Jordan Shilton, 13 septembre 2014

Comme lors des deux derniers débats sur le référendum du 18 septembre sur l’indépendance de l’Écosse, aucun des problèmes que doit affronter la classe ouvrière n’a été sérieusement abordé.

New in German

Obamas Isis-Rede: ständiger Krieg im Irak, in Syrien und anderen Ländern

Von Patrick Martin, 13. September 2014

Obama beschrieb in seiner landesweit übertragenen Rede am Mittwochabend ein Programm andauernder Kriegsführung, für das die Isis ein praktischer Vorwand ist.

Vereinigte Staaten beeilen sich, den Krieg im Irak nach Syrien auszuweiten

Von Peter Symonds, 13. September 2014

Isis ist zwar das nominelle Ziel des jüngsten US-Kriegs, aber er greift vor allem das Ziel wieder auf, den syrischen Präsidenten Assad zu stürzen.

Der Einsatz von Polizei und Militär in Ferguson, der Angriff auf demokratische Rechte und die Arbeit der World Socialist Web Site

Von Tom Carter, 13. September 2014

Die WSWS verfolgt die Stadien des Angriffs auf demokratische Rechte mit der Methode der marxistischen Analyse und erklärt ihr Verhältnis zu historischen und sozialen Prozessen und der Krise des amerikanischen und des Weltkapitalismus.

Beppe Grillos Fünf Sterne auf Seiten des EU-Imperialismus

Von Marc Wells, 13. September 2014

Ein prominenter Sprecher der rechten Grillo-Partei M5S kritisiert die Rolle der Washingtoner Regierung im Nahen Osten.

„Wem gehört Deutschland?“

Von Gustav Kemper, 13. September 2014

Das Buch von Jens Bergers enthält interessante Fakten zur Umverteilung des Reichtums von unten nach oben.

Demokraten im Senat setzen sich durch:
Obama bricht Einwanderer-freundliches Versprechen

Von Patrick Martin, 13. September 2014

Bis zur Novemberwahl wollen weder konservative noch liberale Demokraten die massenhaften Abschiebungen stoppen.

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The war for regime-change in Syria

13 September 2014

The new war represents a massive escalation of US imperialist aggression in the entire Middle East and beyond.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Video: Detroit resumes water shutoffs

By Tim Rivers, 13 September 2014

In this video, Detroit residents speak on the resumption of the city’s drive to shut off water service to its most vulnerable people.

Regional authority a prelude for privatization of Detroit water system

By Jerry White, 12 September 2014

Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting opposes water shutoffs, bankruptcy

By WSWS reporters, 11 September 2014

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Bala Tampoe (1922–2014): Socialist revolutionary turned class traitor

By Nanda Wickremasinghe and Wije Dias, 13 September 2014

Tampoe’s political degeneration was bound up with the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s backsliding, which culminated in its 1964 entry into a bourgeois government.


IMF chief economist’s revealing expression of theoretical bankruptcy

By Nick Beams, 13 September 2014

Blanchard begins by explaining that the world’s “leading economists” had no idea that a global financial crisis on the scale of 2008 could develop.

Senate hearing whitewashes militarization of American police

By Tom Hall and E. P. Bannon, 12 September 2014

New witnesses describe police murder of Michael Brown

By Thomas Gaist, 12 September 2014

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Beppe Grillo’s M5S promotes European imperialism

By Marc Wells, 12 September 2014

Thirteen years after the September 11 attacks
CIA torture and the “war on terror”

By Joseph Kishore, 11 September 2014

The Ray Rice case and the violence of American football

By Alan Gilman and Jerry White, 10 September 2014

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan provincial election: Oppose the drive to war and austerity

By the Socialist Equality Party, 11 September 2014

The government and opposition parties are engaged in a nationalist and chauvinist campaign to blind workers and youth to the real political issues they face.

SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Kandy, Galle and Gampaha

12 September 2014

Arts Review

Atlanta Symphony locks out its musicians

By Fred Mazelis, 9 September 2014


The beginning of modern physics

By Henry Allan and Bryan Dyne, 9 September 2014

David Whitehouse’s Renaissance Genius: Galileo Galilei and His Legacy to Modern Science, provides a human portrait of Galileo, his times and his role in the advancement and popularization of science.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

13 September 2014

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

British Columbia teachers’ union seeks to scuttle strike

By Keith Jones, 12 September 2014

Scottish referendum campaign

UK party leaders in emergency visit to Scotland as official No campaign offers more regional powers

By Jordan Shilton, 11 September 2014

Third televised debate in Scottish referendum: No one speaks for working people

By Jordan Shilton, 8 September 2014

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

25 years ago: Hungarian Stalinist regime breaks with Soviet bloc

On September 8, 1989, the Hungarian People’s Republic opened its borders to allow some 10,000 citizens of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) to emigrate to West Germany via Austria, over the protests of the Stalinist government in East Berlin.

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50 years ago: Attempted coup in South Vietnam

On September 13, 1964, the puppet regime in South Vietnam of Major General Nguyen Khanh survived a coup led by former Interior Minister Lam Van Phat. Rebel troops occupied key positions in Saigon without resistance, taking over Khanh’s office and arresting several officers.

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75 years ago: Nazi terror in Poland

This week in 1939 saw the full-scale rout of the Polish army before the German invasion that had begun on September 1. France, Poland’s nominal ally, failed to open a second front by refusing to attack Nazi Germany from the west.

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100 years ago: German chancellor outlines war aims in secret “September program”

On September 9, 1914, German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg sent to his deputy in Berlin a secret document outlining Germany’s aims in the war that had broken out the previous month.

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