28 July 2014

Israel resumes its ravage of Gaza

By James Cogan, 28 July 2014

Netanyahu’s government has refused to even entertain Hamas’s terms for an end to the carnage.

Egypt leads Arab regimes in facilitating Israel’s assault on Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 28 July 2014

Rallies held in the US and around the world against Israeli invasion of Gaza

By our reporters, 28 July 2014

Reporters from the WSWS spoke to people attending rallies across the US, in Canada, and Europe.

Hundreds march in Dearborn, Michigan against Israeli crimes

By Kevin Martinez, 28 July 2014

Protests spread across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza

By Kumaran Ira, 28 July 2014

New Zealand: Thousands protest against Israel's assault on Gaza

By Tom Peters, 28 July 2014

Toronto demonstration denounces Gaza assault, Canadian complicity

By a WSWS reporting team, 28 July 2014

The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism

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US evacuates Libyan embassy

By Patrick Martin, 28 July 2014

The abandonment of its embassy in Tripoli is the latest debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa.

The fall of Mosul and the crimes of imperialism

Washington threatens to intervene in east Ukraine fighting

By Niles Williamson, 28 July 2014

The Obama administration is preparing “real time” targeting information on the location of Russian-backed separatist fighters to the Ukrainian armed forces.

What are the politics of the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17?

US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine

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Obama administration grants architects of torture sneak peek at Panetta review of CIA programs

By Eric London, 28 July 2014

President Obama is allowing a dozen current and former CIA officials access to the still-classified Internal Panetta Review—a document which contains evidence of state torture of hitherto unknown proportions.

The CIA spying scandal, Watergate and the decay of American democracy

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

CEO says Boeing plans to keep its workers “cowering”

By Hector Cordon, 28 July 2014

In a discussion with Wall Street analysts on Boeing’s second quarter showing, CEO McNerney bragged that “employees will still be cowering” if he stays on a few more years as chief executive.

More New York police violence captured on video

By Dan Brennan, 28 July 2014

The enormous and growing social inequality that is the defining feature of American capitalism inevitably requires police repression.

German neo-Nazi trial: Why is Zschäpe silent?

By Dietmar Henning, 28 July 2014

A judge in Munich has rejected the request of the main defendant in the NSU trial to dismiss her public defenders.

Britain’s “Healthier Together” sets agenda for health cuts in Manchester

By Tony Robson, 28 July 2014

The Conservative Liberal Democrat government has taken major steps towards dismantling Britain’s National Health Service.

Serbian Parliament passes labour reforms

By Paul Mitchell, 28 July 2014

Official unemployment has risen to nearly 25 percent and is above 50 percent for youth while the average monthly wage remains extremely low at about €380 (US$515).

NZ Labour Party plans to reverse burden of proof in rape cases

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 28 July 2014

Labour is exploiting gender-based identity politics and a hysterical campaign about “rape culture” to propose the abolition of a fundamental legal principle.

New in Turkish

ABD’nin Gazze ve Ukrayna üzerine yalanları ve ikiyüzlülüğü

Bill Van Auken, 24 Temmuz 2014

Washington’ın şu ya da bu ülkedeki can kayıplarına ya da insan haklarının ve demokrasinin ihlal edildiğine ilişkin iddiaları, her zaman, ikiyüzlülüğe batmaktadır.

New in Serbo-Croatian

SAD intenzivira pretnje Rusiji zbog avionske nesreće u Ukrajini

Alex Lantier, 28. jula 2014.

Obamina administracija intenzivira propagandnu kampanju protiv Rusije i pro-Ruskih separatista oko obaranja malezijskog aviona MH17.

Bombardovanje istoče Ukrajine

Peter Schwarz, 28 July 2014

Brutalna akcija kijevskih vlasti u gradovima Donjeck i Luhansk u istočoj Ukrajini je smišljena da teroriše i prestraši sve koji se protive političim i društvenim ciljevima režima u Kijevu.

New in French

Les médias russes rapportent que le vol MH17 a été abattu par une batterie de missiles ukrainienne

Par Peter Schwarz, 28 juillet 2014

Citant des sources de sécurité ukrainiennes, les agences d’information russes rapportent qu’une uniteacute; de deacute;fense anti-aeacute;rienne ukrainienne a abattu l’avion malaisien.

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Perspective

The financial bubble economy

28 July 2014

The open secret of the US economy is that the extraordinary rise in the stock markets is entirely disconnected from the real economy.

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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 and reactionary 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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Arts Review

Lost for Life: Children locked away in America

By Joanne Laurier, 28 July 2014

The film’s web site reports the staggering, and scandalous, fact that more than “2,000 people in the US are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles.”

New York’s Metropolitan Opera threatens August 1 lockout

By Fred Mazelis, 26 July 2014

The Kill Team: The murderous reality of the US war in Afghanistan

By Joanne Laurier, 26 July 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Court-appointed “monitor” to enforce Detroit bankruptcy plan

By Tom Hall and Jerry White, 28 July 2014

Like the emergency manager, the unelected Plan Monitor will be solely accountable to powerful financial interests.

SEP rallies workers and youth against Detroit water shutoffs

By David Brown, 25 July 2014

Dan Gilbert’s “New Detroit”
Billionaire land speculator witch-hunts teens for graffiti near his property

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Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: Workers and youth speak about Workers Inquiry

By our correspondents, 28 July 2014

”Through the meeting’s reports, I understood the root cause of industrial pollution is capitalism.”

Sri Lanka: Independent Workers Inquiry presents findings on Weliweriya water pollution

SEP and IYSSE public meetings in Australia
On the centenary of WWI: Socialism and the fight against war

Commentary

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

By Kate Randall, 26 July 2014

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

By Kevin Martinez and Marc Wells, 26 July 2014

From El Salvador to the United States: An immigrant teenager’s story

Obama summit with Central American leaders plans “massive” deportation of immigrants

A crime against humanity on America’s border

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Federal guidelines lay out loose criteria for terrorism watch list

By Nick Barrickman, 26 July 2014

UK tribunal hears evidence of mass surveillance

By Robert Stevens, 26 July 2014

A hearing on the operations of Britain’s GCHQ revealed that state interception of electronic communications can relate to political opposition to US foreign policy.

Former State Department employee reveals spying on Americans by executive order

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »