30 July 2014

Israel carries out heaviest bombardment of Gaza war

By Bill Van Auken, 30 July 2014

Tel Aviv claimed it had hit 110 “terror targets,” as its bombs and shells demolished Gaza’s only power plant while killing and wounding hundreds of civilians.

Internationally renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks out in sympathy with the Palestinians

The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism

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EU imposes its first sanctions against the Russian economy

By Peter Schwarz, 30 July 2014

The EU sanctions are meant to force Russia to its knees economically, politically destabilize it, and bring about regime-change in Moscow.

Ukrainian government offensive blocks MH17 investigation

By Peter Symonds, 30 July 2014

The US and its allies have remained virtually silent on Kiev’s military offensive in this particular location, launched just as investigators were due to arrive.

Right-wing gutter journalism: Der Spiegel rails against Russia

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ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America”

By Jean Shaoul, 30 July 2014

The US, the major European powers, and their regional allies all previously lent financial, military and political support to ISIS and similar groups.

Debt delinquency soars in US

By Andre Damon, 30 July 2014

About one-third of adults in the US—some 77 million people—have debt in collections, meaning it is six months past due or more.

The financial bubble economy

”You can’t treat human beings this way”
New York residents speak out against police violence

By a WSWS reporting team, 30 July 2014

The police killing of Staten Island resident Eric Garner has sparked broad outrage against the daily brutality unleashed on working people in New York City by police.

Alabama judges override juries to impose death sentences

Arizona’s two-hour execution and the brutalization of America

Democratic senator boasts NSA “reform” bill vetted by US intelligence agencies

By Thomas Gaist, 30 July 2014

The bill seeks to institutionalize the bulk collection of telephone records by the NSA.

Obama administration grants architects of torture sneak peak at Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA programs

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Bipartisan US veterans’ health deal provides $10 billion for private care

By Kate Randall, 30 July 2014

The scandal at Veterans Affairs has been seized on as a pretext for opening up veterans’ health care to privatization.

The drive to privatize US veterans’ health care

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang investigated for corruption

By Joseph Santolan, 30 July 2014

Zhou, an ex-member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top leadership body, is the highest-ranking official ever to be brought up on corruption charges.

British court to hear bulk of terrorism trial in secret

By Jordan Shilton, 30 July 2014

Britain’s ruling elite are working to put a system in place that would permit people to be locked up for life without anyone knowing about it.

Unemployed Australians to be forced to apply for 40 jobs a month

By Mike Head, 30 July 2014

The new rules are designed to cut thousands off welfare benefits, and coerce them into low-paid work.

Australia: Victorian bushfire settlement covers up political culpability

By Margaret Rees, 30 July 2014

While insurance companies recouped their losses, devastated families will have to wait many months for small compensation payments.

New in Spanish

El socialismo y la lucha contra la guerra imperialista

Declaración del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, 29 Julio 2014

Adoptado por el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional el 9 de junio de 2014.

New in Russian

В чем политическое значение крушения малазийского «Боинга»?

Алекс Лантье, 29 июля 2014 г.

Реакция американских СМИ и государства на катастрофу малазийского «Боинга» следует логике поведения американского империализма, который раз за разом пытается направить внимание американского народа на поддержку войны

New in German

Die Katastrophe in Libyen

Von Alex Lantier, 30. Juli 2014

Für die Katastrophe in Libyen sind nicht nur die imperialistischen Mächte verantwortlich, sondern auch die proimperialistischen Akademiker und pseudolinken Parteien, die für Unterstützung dieses Krieges geworben haben.

EU verhängt Sanktionen gegen russische Wirtschaft

Von Peter Schwarz, 30. Juli 2014

Die verschärften Sanktionen der EU sollen Russland wirtschaftlich in die Knie zwingen, politisch destabilisieren und auch in Moskau einen Regimewechsel herbeiführen.

Antisemitismus-Vorwurf soll Kriegsgegner einschüchtern und kriminalisieren

Von Ulrich Rippert, 30. Juli 2014

Während Millionen Menschen über den brutalen Bombenterror der israelischen Armee in Gaza tief schockiert sind, attackieren Politiker und Medienkommentatoren die Kriegsgegner.

Gaza bereitet sich auf neuen Angriff vor, Israel kündigt Ausweitung des Krieges an

Von Bill Van Auken, 30. Juli 2014

Netanjahu wies die Appelle der UN und der USA für eine bedingungslose Waffenruhe zurück und kündigte an, das Blutbad im Gazastreifen zu verschärfen und fortzusetzen.

Der Weltkapitalismus im Jahr 2014
Zwei Milliarden in Armut, eine Milliarde hungrig

Von Patrick Martin, 30. Juli 2014

Der Entwicklungsbericht der Vereinten Nationen bietet reichhltige Statistiken, um das Scheitern des Kapitalismus zu dokumentieren.

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Perspective

Are you ready for nuclear war?

30 July 2014

This is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

”We’ve got to bail out the fat cats so they can remain fat cats”
Detroit water workers denounce demands for concessions

By Kevin Martinez, 30 July 2014

Members of the Socialist Equality Party spoke to workers as they voted on a new contract that would strip them of basic job protections and pave the way for the privatization of the water system.

No to privatization, job cuts and concessions!
For a political struggle by Detroit workers against Orr’s bankruptcy plan

Court-appointed “monitor” to enforce Detroit bankruptcy plan

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Arts Review

Mad Men, season seven, first half: A step forward for US television?

By Charles Bogle, 30 July 2014

The AMC series, about an ad agency in the 1960s, has attracted a great deal of attention for its efforts to recreate the social atmosphere and circumstances of those years.

Lost for Life: Children locked away in America

Commentary

The Libyan catastrophe

By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2014

Record-low US primary voting shows mass alienation from two-party system

By Patrick Martin, 29 July 2014

Ebola outbreak kills hundreds in West Africa

By David Brown, 29 July 2014

CEO says Boeing plans to keep its workers “cowering”

Interview with US immigrants’ rights activist: “This administration has been terrible for us on many fronts”

25 years ago: Push to restore capitalism in Poland and Hungary

This week in 1989, the new leader of the Polish Communist Party, former Prime Minister Miecsyslaw Rakowski, proposed that party officials be awarded personal ownership of some of the factories and companies that were slated for privatization.

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50 years ago: Riots in Jersey City

Just two weeks after riots erupted in the Harlem section of New York City, a nearby urban center, Jersey City, New Jersey, was gripped by rioting on August 2-4, 1964.

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75 years ago:US House passes anti-communist Smith Act

On July 29, 1939, the US House of Representatives voted 273-48 to pass the anti-communist Smith Act.

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100 years ago: French socialist leader Jean Jaurès assassinated in Paris

On July 31, 1914, the socialist leader in the French Chamber of Deputies, Jean Jaurès, was shot and killed in a Paris cafe by a 29-year-old nationalist.

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