21 August 2014

More US troops and air strikes in Iraq

By Peter Symonds, 21 August 2014

Washington’s overriding aim is to establish a client regime in Baghdad that is more amenable to US strategic and economic interests.

ISIS murders US journalist James Foley

By Bill Van Auken, 21 August 2014

The condolences issued by Obama are saturated with hypocrisy as Washington prepares to exploit the death to further its aggressive aims in the region.

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Attorney General Holder backs police-military siege in visit to Ferguson, Missouri

By Andre Damon, 21 August 2014

The basic purpose of Holder’s visit was to underline the administration’s support for the police crackdown, while mobilizing so-called “community leaders” allied to the Democratic Party to defuse the protests.

Federal judge refuses to halt “keep moving” order in Ferguson

By Tom Carter, 21 August 2014

Standing still for as little as five seconds is sufficient to be taken to the ground and handcuffed by a swarm of police.

Workers and youth in Berlin: “What is taking place in Ferguson is war”

By our reporters, 21 August 2014

Cleveland, Ohio residents denounce repression in Ferguson

By our reporters, 21 August 2014

De facto martial law in Ferguson, Missouri

Capitalism and the police-military mobilization in Ferguson, Missouri

More on the police killing in St. Louis »

Israeli airstrike kills wife and baby son of Hamas leader

By Patrick Martin, 21 August 2014

The deliberate targeting of family members of Hamas officials is a war crime under international law.

Gaza, Ukraine and US preparations for urban warfare

More on the War in Gaza »

Obamacare threatens immigrants with loss of health coverage

By Douglas Lyons, 21 August 2014

Federal health officials are threatening some Obamacare enrollees with loss of coverage if they fail to send proof-of-citizenship documentation.

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Fight over Common Core testing roils Louisiana state government

By Tom Hall, 21 August 2014

Governor Bobby Jindal's sudden about-face on implementing Common Core testing in Louisiana schools has caused a political crisis in the state.

Political tensions escalate in Pakistan as protests demand PM’s resignation

By Sampath Perera, 21 August 2014

Prime Minister Sharif’s failure to contain the protests has led to media speculation of military backing for the effort to unseat the government.

Australia: Student “day of action” over education cutbacks

By an IYSSE reporting team, 21 August 2014

The National Union of Students is seeking to divert opposition to the budget cuts, peddling illusions in Labor and the Greens.

Australia: Real wages cut as corporate profits soar

By Terry Cook, 21 August 2014

Pay levels of casualised workers in the private sector are increasing at less than half the inflation rate, while the wealthy elite reaps the benefits.

New in German

Ferguson faktisch unter Kriegsrecht

Von Barry Grey, 21. August 2014

Die Entfesselung der Staatsgewalt in Ferguson ist der vorläufige Tiefpunkt im langanhaltenden Niedergang der amerikanischen Demokratie.

Bundesregierung liefert Waffen an Kurden im Nordirak

Von Ulrich Rippert, 21. August 2014

Von der Leyen: Es gehe bei der Debatte über Waffenlieferungen vorwiegend um eine „Weiterentwicklung der deutschen Sicherheitspolitik“.

Westmächte sprechen über "Frieden“, während Ostukraine verwüstet wird

Von Julie Hyland, 21. August 2014

Die Verhandlungen zwischen den Außenministern von Deutschland, der Ukraine, Frankreich und Russland konnten keine Einigungen erzielen, während die Ukraine ihre Angriffe auf Lugansk und Donezk fortsetzt.

Berliner Arbeiter und Jugendliche zur Polizeigewalt in Ferguson

Von unseren Reportern, 21. August 2014

Die WSWS sprach mit Berliner Arbeitern über die Ereignisse in Ferguson und ihre internationale Bedeutung.

Verteidigt die Rechte der Einwanderer! Vereinigt die Arbeiterklasse von Nord-, Mittel- und Südamerika!
Resolution des dritten Parteitags der SEP (USA)

21. August 2014

Der dritte Parteitag der Socialist Equality Party der USA verabschiedete diese Resolution am 6. August einstimmig. Außerdem verabschiedete der Parteitag auch die Resolution „Stoppt den Angriff Israels auf Gaza!"

New in Turkish

Kapitalizm ve Ferguson’daki polis-ordu seferberliği

Joseph Kishore, 20 Ağustos 2014

Egemenliğini savunmak için hiçbir şeyden kaçınmayacağını göstermiş olan kapitalist sınıfın toplum üzerindeki egemenliğine doğrudan saldırmaksızın, hiçbir şey başarılamaz.

Obama, Irak’a müdahalede “başarı” elde edildiğini iddia etti

Bill Van Auken, 20 Ağustos 2014

Washington’ın müdahalesi, şimdiye kadar, Bağdat’taki hükümet ile ortak bir stratejiden çok, asıl olarak Kürt ayrılıkçı güçlerle birlikte gerçekleştirilen eşgüdümlü saldırılara dayanıyordu.

New in French

Le capitalisme et la mobilisation militaire et policière à Ferguson, dans le Missouri

Par Joseph Kishore, 20 août 2014

Aucune lutte contre l’inégalité et l’appareil d’Etat policier en Amérique ne peut être gagnée si elle n'est fondée sur la compréhension qu’il s’agit d’une lutte contre le capitalisme.

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Perspective

Class, race and the police killing in Ferguson, Missouri

21 August 2014

A column by former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has provoked a howl of protest from political representatives of the upper-middle class who are heavily invested in racial politics, including the International Socialist Organization.

Earlier Perspectives »

Video Reports from Ferguson, Missouri

“We have the right to protest. We have the right to assemble”
Anger mounts in Ferguson, Missouri over police repression

By Andre Damon and Eric London, 20 August 2014

Ferguson, Missouri residents determined to fight police violence

By Andre Damon and Zac Corrigan, 18 August 2014

“They invaded Ferguson like they invaded Iraq”
Video: Ferguson residents say police crackdown turns city into war zone

By Andre Damon and Eric London, 19 August 2014

More video reports from Ferguson »

Scottish referendum campaign

SEP campaigners oppose Scottish separatism, call for class unity

By our reporters, 21 August 2014

SEP teams have been campaigning in Glasgow city centre, Paisley, Greenock and Port Glasgow.

SEP (UK) public meetings
Vote “No” in the Scottish referendum—Fight for a socialist Britain

21 August 2014

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) calls for a decisive and unambiguous “No” vote in the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence.

Tommy Sheridan’s nationalist diatribe in service of Scottish big business

Further coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

Commentary

Spain: United Left and Podemos seek to join forces

By Alejandro López, 21 August 2014

The coming together of these two groups demonstrates that they share the same social base and right-wing program.

The political fraud of the Canadian Peoples’ Social Forum

By Carl Bronski, 20 August 2014

Western powers talk “peace” while eastern Ukraine is decimated

By Julie Hyland, 20 August 2014

Australian journalist targeted under Racial Discrimination Act over Israel war coverage

By Laura Tiernan, 19 August 2014

Australian government “celebrates” first WWI military action

By Richard Phillips, 19 August 2014

Mehring Books

Foreword to The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 1 August 2014

This essay by David North is the foreword to The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, now available for pre-order at Mehring Books.

Arts Review

Rich Hill: A story that “could be told in hundreds of towns”

By Joanne Laurier, 20 August 2014

New Met Opera contract sets precedent for further givebacks

By Fred Mazelis, 20 August 2014

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood: American lives over the course of a dozen years

By David Walsh, 19 August 2014

Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit Public Schools announces 10 percent wage cut, new round of school closures

By Thomas Gaist, 20 August 2014

Socialist Equality Party

Defend the rights of immigrant workers! Unite the working class of North, Central and South America!
Resolution of the SEP (US) Third National Congress

14 August 2014

This resolution of the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US) was adopted unanimously on August 6, 2014.

Oppose the Israeli assault on Gaza!
Resolution of the SEP (US) Third National Congress

9 August 2014

This resolution was adopted unanimously by the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party of the United States.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Fight cuts to education and the drive to war!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 19 August 2014

25 years ago: Black Panther leader Huey Newton shot dead in Oakland

On August 22, 1989, former Black Panther leader Huey Newton was shot three times in the head and killed in Oakland, California.

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50 years ago: Johnson spurns Freedom Democratic Party

On August 23, 1964, supporters of the so-called Freedom Democratic Party were blocked in their attempt to displace the official Democratic Party delegation from the state of Mississippi.

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75 years ago: Hitler-Stalin pact signed in Moscow

On August 24, 1939, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov met in Moscow to sign a non-aggression pact between fascist Germany and the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: Lenin authors statement against SPD betrayal and world war

Days after the German Social Democratic Party and the other major parties of the Second International betrayed the cause of socialism by supporting their “own” governments’ war efforts, Vladimir Lenin authored a statement advancing a revolutionary internationalist reponse to the barbarism of World War I.

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