27 November 2014

Hundreds arrested in US protests against Ferguson whitewash

By Jerry White, 27 November 2014

More than 400 people have been arrested in protests nationwide against the decision not to indict the cop who murdered Michael Brown.

Political lessons of the Ferguson whitewash

Missouri governor triples national guard force in Ferguson

Demonstrations across the US against Michael Brown decision

Notes on police violence in America
“Justifiable homicides” by police at record high

By Tom Hall, 27 November 2014

According to data from the FBI, at least 461 people were killed by police last year, the highest number in 20 years.

Cleveland police defend shooting death of 12-year-old boy

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New coalition plans to expand war against eastern Ukraine

By Christoph Dreier, 27 November 2014

The integration of right-wing thugs into the new Ukrainian government makes clear that the regime can only enforce its reactionary program through the use of force.

Economic blockade of Ukrainian rebel regions inflicts mass suffering

In Ukraine, US Vice President Biden issues new threats against Russia

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OECD report highlights deepening economic breakdown

By Nick Beams, 27 November 2014

The growing risk of stagnation in the euro zone is accompanied by the danger of renewed financial turbulence.

Markets rise as global economic outlook worsens

Police crack down on Hong Kong protest site

By Peter Symonds, 27 November 2014

Police cleared protestors from Mong Kok with a massive show of force that resulted in the arrest of at least 148 people.

Chinese and Indian leaders hold competing visits to Fiji

By Tom Peters, 27 November 2014

The two high-profile visits to the Pacific island country came amid increasing geo-political rivalry, fuelled by US imperialism’s “pivot to Asia” against China.

US intervenes in South China Sea dispute

UK report on murder of soldier drives calls for deeper state repression

By Robert Stevens, 27 November 2014

The report into the murder of soldier Lee Rigby is being used introduce new draconian "anti-terror" legislation.

Australian meat workers to face new attacks after JBS buys Primo Group

By Richard Phillips, 27 November 2014

JBS’s rapid expansion over the past nine years has been driven by an unrelenting assault on jobs, wages and conditions.

As snow melts, social conditions in Buffalo area remain dire

By Jason Melanovski, 27 November 2014

Tens of thousands struggle with poverty, poor housing and difficulty in accessing food and other essentials.

New in Turkish

G-20 zirvesi Rusya’ya karşı savaş tehdidini yoğunlaştırıyor

Peter Schwarz, 27 Kasım 2014

Nükleer bir felaketi, yalnızca, savaşın nedeni olan kapitalist sisteme karşı bağımsız bir uluslararası işçi sınıfı hareketi önleyebilir.

Çin Devlet Başkanı ABD’nin “Asya’ya dönüş”üne karşı ticareti kullanmak istiyor

James Cogan, 27 Kasım 2014

Çin Devlet Başkanı Şi Jingping, geçtiğimiz haftasonu yapılan G-20 Liderler Zirvesi’nin ardından, dün, resmi bir ziyaret kapsamında Avustralya parlamentosunun ortak oturumunda konuştu.

Üst düzey general Irak kentlerini geri almak için ABD askerlerine ihtiyaç olabileceğini söylüyor

Bill Van Auken, 27 Kasım 2014

Bu arada, söylentilere göre, Obama yönetimi, Irak’ta ABD önderliğindeki savaşı tırmandırırken, aynı zamanda, komşu ülke Suriye’de rejim değişikliğini destekleme, yani Cumhurbaşkanı Beşar Esad yönetimini devirme stratejisini değiştirmeyi tartışıyor.

New in French

Le plan de réforme franco-allemand exige des coupes sombres dans les aides sociales et un gel des salaires en France

Par Kumaran Ira, 27 novembre 2014

Les gouvernements français et allemand proposent un plan de réforme économique commun prévoyant de profondes coupes sociales et une règlementation du travail flexibilisée en faveur du patronat.

New in German

Politische Lehren aus dem Freispruch von Ferguson

Von Joseph Kishore, 27. November 2014

Der Polizist Darren Wilson, der den jungen Michael Brown getötet hat, wird nicht angeklagt. Die Entscheidung ist ein Hohn auf die Gerechtigkeit, aber sie kommt nicht überraschend.

Ukraine: Regierungskoalition kündigt Ausweitung des Kriegs an

Von Christoph Dreier, 27. November 2014

Die neue ukrainische Regierungskoalition stützt sich bei ihrem aggressiven Kurs gegen Russland auf rechtsextreme Kräfte.

Bundesparteitag der Grünen
Grün verpackte Reaktion

Von Dietmar Henning, 27. November 2014

Ob Krieg, Verschärfung des Asylrechts oder Sozialabbau, die Grünen sehen sich als Mehrheitsbeschaffer von CDU und SPD, deren Kurs sie in allen wesentlichen Fragen unterstützen.

Stuttgart: Stimmen zur Antikriegskampagne der PSG

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 27. November 2014

Teams der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit diskutierten in Stuttgart vor Betrieben, an Universitäten und auf öffentlichen Plätzen mit Passanten über die Gefahr des deutschen Militarismus.

Französisch-deutscher Reformplan sieht tiefe Sozialkürzungen und Nullrunden in Frankreich vor

Von Kumaran Ira, 27. November 2014

Frankreich und Deutschland entwickeln einen gemeinsamen Plan für Wirtschaftsreformen, der tiefe Sozialkürzungen und Flexibilisierungen des Arbeitsmarktes zugunsten des Großkapitals vorsieht.

Israel verschärft die Unterdrückung der Palästinenser

Von Jean Shaoul, 27. November 2014

Zum jüngsten brutalem Vorgehen kam es nach der Erschießung von vier Rabbinern und einem Polizisten in einer Synagoge in West-Jerusalem

Atomverhandlungen mit dem Iran verlängert

Von Keith Jones, 27. November 2014

Washington hat Teheran schon bedeutende Zugeständnisse abgepresst und rechnet damit, noch mehr erreichen zu können, wenn es die Sanktionen und die militärische Bedrohung aufrecht erhält.

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Perspective

Britain joins campaign to revoke passports
Political dissidents to be rendered stateless

27 November 2014

Once again, under the guise of the “war against terror”, the state is accruing authoritarian powers, including the ability to effectively render a British citizen stateless.

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Socialist Equality Party

Humboldt University seeks to ban criticism of right-wing professor
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party and IYSSE of Germany

27 November 2014

Humboldt University in Berlin has publicly attacked the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality for criticizing the right-wing political views and activities of the historian Jörg Baberowski.

Why do the German elites want war?
PSG meeting and discussion in Stuttgart

By our correspondents, 27 November 2014

The question of why the socialist movement was not able to prevent the outbreak of the First World War provoked an important discussion at the meeting.


WSWS readers will be able to participate in this live interview on December 13 with International Editorial Board Chairman David North, the author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century.

Sri Lankan SEP to contest presidential election

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 26 November 2014

SEP & IYSSE public meetings: Why have Australia’s parliamentary parties all signed up for war?

25 November 2014

History

150 years since Sherman’s March to the Sea

By Tom Mackaman, 27 November 2014

In November and December, 1964, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman led a Union army deep through Confederate territory, resulting in the capture of Savannah and the liberation of thousands of slaves.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Public Meeting: The attack on democratic rights in Ferguson and Detroit

27 November 2014

The meeting will examine the political background of the mounting attacks on democratic rights, including recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and the bankruptcy settlement in Detroit.

The “rescue” of the Detroit Institute of Arts has resolved nothing

By David Walsh, 20 November 2014

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Commentary

The $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner

By Philip Guelpa, 27 November 2014

Manhattan's Old Homestead Steak House, an upscale New York City restaurant, is offering a Thanksgiving dinner to its well-heeled clientele at a price of $35,000 for four.

Political wrangling continues over Keystone pipeline

By Philip Guelpa, 26 November 2014

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama

By David Walsh, 26 November 2014

The impoverishment of industrial workers in America

By Jerry White, 25 November 2014

Obama fires Defense Secretary Hagel

By Patrick Martin, 25 November 2014

Iran nuclear talks extended

By Keith Jones, 25 November 2014

Obama’s “reform” and the criminalization of immigrants

Mexican military threatens intervention against mass protests

UK paved way for Sweden’s new demand for Assange’s extradition

Arts Review

Night Will Fall: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities

By Paul Mitchell, 26 November 2014

Israel Nash on the way to excellence with Rain Plans

By Eric London, 25 November 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1: More battle scenes and bloodshed—to what end?

Film and theater director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Jon Stewart’s Rosewater: Fatal sins of omission

Mehring Books

Mehring Books launches holiday sale

24 November 2014

Prices marked down up to 50 percent on a large selection of titles and sale bundles.

Workers Struggles

Teamsters sell out strike by port truck drivers in southern California

By Marc Wells, 24 November 2014

British health unions carrying out fraudulent “fair pay fight”

By Ajanta Silva, 24 November 2014

Australian mining services workers reject 25 percent pay cut

American Airlines flight attendants and the global airline industry

25 years ago: Pilots and flight attendants abandon Eastern Airlines strike

After eight and a half months on the picket line, Eastern Airlines flight attendants voted within a day of the pilots to end their strike.

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50 years ago: US drops Belgian paratroopers into rebel-held Congo

On November 24, 1964, a battalion of Belgian paratroopers, backed by the US Air Force and mercenaries, overwhelmed the capital of the recently-proclaimed “People’s Republic of the Congo.”

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75 years ago: Mounting confrontation between Finland and USSR

On November 26, 1939, four Red Army personnel were killed and nine wounded near the Soviet-Finnish border, in an event staged by Stalin to provoke hostilities between the two countries.

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100 years ago: Russian war losses pass one million

This week, the European press reported that Russian losses during the first three months of World War I had surpassed one million, including the dead, the wounded, those who deserted and those taken prisoner.

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