22 July 2014

Israeli bombs kill nearly 600 Palestinians
Gaza death toll doubles in four days

By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2014

Entire family groups have been slaughtered by indiscriminate Israeli bombing and shelling of the densely populated territory.

UK: Leeds protest against Gaza war condemns BBC blackout

By our reporters, 22 July 2014

Demonstrators on the protest in Leeds, West Yorkshire carried placards saying “BBC=British Brainwashing Channel” and shouted “We are all Palestinians now.”

The assault on Gaza: A historic crime

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Russian army data points to Ukrainian role in Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash

By Alex Lantier, 22 July 2014

Russian radar and satellite imagery raises serious questions as to the role of the Ukrainian regime and its Western backers in the MH17 crash.

UN resolution on Flight MH17: Australia the cat’s paw for US threats against Russia

By James Cogan, 22 July 2014

The Australian government’s diplomatic intervention is carefully coordinated with Washington.

The crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine

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Texas governor to mobilize National Guard along Mexican border

By Jake Dean, 22 July 2014

The military moves take place as thousands of young people flee violence and poverty in Central America.

Obama orders deportation of Honduran child migrants

By Marc Wells, 22 July 2014

Two deportations last week make clear the brutal character of Obama’s attack on immigrants, who are being condemned to conditions of misery and death.

A crime against humanity on America’s border

Pharmaceutical company Allergan to lay off 1,500 workers

By David Brown, 22 July 2014

The announcement comes only days after Microsoft, also headquartered in California, announced plans to lay off 18,000 workers.

General Motors CEO says company will use bankruptcy to shield itself from lawsuits

By Gabriel Black, 22 July 2014

By denying victims and their families access to the courts, the company stands to avoid billions of dollars in damages.

Seeking to regain credibility, US teachers unions criticize Obama’s education secretary

By Phyllis Scherrer, 22 July 2014

The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) passed resolutions at recent national conventions distancing themselves from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, with whom they have long collaborated.

Pakistan military’s North Waziristan offensive provokes humanitarian crisis

By Sampath Perera, 22 July 2014

The offensive has wrenched close to a million people from their homes, provoking a humanitarian crisis that threatens to become a catastrophe.

Pseudo-left Awami Workers Party cheers on Pakistani offensive in North Waziristan

Volkswagen CEO announces “painful cuts”

By Dietmar Henning, 22 July 2014

The German company plans to implement €5 in annual cost reductions within three years.

Thai junta seeks more open recognition from Washington

By Tom Peters, 22 July 2014

Thailand’s military is promoting itself as a US ally amid escalating tensions produced by Washington’s military build-up against China.

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Malezya Havayolları’na ait uçağın Ukrayna’da düşmesi

Alex Lantier, 22 Temmuz 2014

MH17 felaketi, daha şimdiden, Batı emperyalizminin derin krizi ve küresel savaş riskini açığa vurmuştur.

Gazze’ye yönelik ABD destekli İsrail istilası ölüm ve yıkım yağdırıyor

Bill Van Auken, 22 Temmuz 2014

İsrail’in yoksul ve sık nüfuslu Gazze Şeridi’ne yönelik 11 günlük saldırısının yolaçtığı ölüm, yıkım ve acı, Cuma günü keskin bir şekilde arttı.

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Le gouvernement PS en France s'en prend aux protestations contre la guerre à Gaza

Par Kumaran Ira, 22 juillet 2014

Le gouvernement PS interdit et attaque les manifestations contre le meurtre de masse perpétré par l'État israélien à Gaza.

Protestations en Israël contre la guerre à Gaza

Par Jean Shaoul, 22 juillet 2014

Plus de 400 personnes dont de nombreux enfants ont été tuées à Gaza et 3000 blessées, tandis que des milliers d'autres ont été forcées de fuir leurs foyers.

Les tribunaux suédois maintiennent l'ordonnance de détention contre Julian Assange

Par Thomas Gaist, 22 juillet 2014

L'ordonnance de détention provient d'allégations d'agression sexuelle, forgées de toutes pièces, lancées contre Assange suite à la publication par Wikileaks de documents diplomatiques et militaires secrets des États-Unis.

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Israels Angriff auf den Gazastreifen:
Ein historisches Verbrechen

Von Patrick Martin und Barry Grey, 22. Juli 2014

Israel hat in den letzten vier Tagen eine entscheidende Grenze in seiner langen und blutigen Geschichte der Aggressionen überschritten. Sein Vorgehen im Gazastreifen ist das einer Gesellschaft, die sich im politischen und moralischen Zerfall befindet.

USA verschärfen Drohungen gegen Russland wegen Flugzeugabsturz in der Ukraine

Von Alex Lantier, 22. Juli 2014

Zwar ist noch unklar, warum MH17 abgestürzt ist und welche Rolle Russland in der Tragödie gespielt hat, aber Washington nutzt sie aus, um Europa und Russland zu zwingen, sich seiner Politik unterzuordnen.

MH17 und 9/11

Von Peter Schwarz, 22. Juli 2014

Während sich die Umstände des Abschusses eines Passagierflugzeugs über der Ukraine und der Terroranschläge in den USA stark unterscheiden, gibt es deutliche Parallelen bei der Art und Weise, wie sie politisch ausgeschlachtet und instrumentalisiert werden.

Entscheidung der BRICS zeigt zunehmende Spannungen im Verhältnis zu Großmächten

Von Nick Beams, 22. Juli 2014

Die Entscheidung auf dem BRICS-Gipfeltreffen, eine eigene Entwicklungsbank und einen Notfallfonds einzurichten, zeigt ihre Unzufriedenheit mit der Vorherrschaft der USA über das Weltfinanzsystem.

USA wollen vorläufiges Atomabkommen mit dem Iran verlängern

Von Keith Jones, 22. Juli 2014

Obamas Entscheidung, eine Verlängerung des vorläufigen Abkommens mit dem Iran über dessen Atomprogramm anzustreben, ist Teil einer Kampagne zur Stärkung von Washingtons Kontrolle über die wichtigste Öl exportierende Region der Welt.

ThyssenKrupp: Spitzengehälter für Vorstand trotz Sparprogramm

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 22. Juli 2014

Die Fixgehälter der Vorstandsvorsitzenden von Dax-Konzernen stiegen im letzten Jahr um durchschnittlich 17 Prozent, bei ThyssenKrupp sogar um 69 Prozent.

Schwedisches Gericht bestätigt Haftbefehl gegen Julian Assange

Von Thomas Gaist, 22. Juli 2014

Der Grund für den Haftbefehl ist eine fadenscheinige Anklage wegen Vergewaltigung gegen Assange nach der Veröffentlichung von geheimen Militär- und diplomatischen Dokumenten der USA auf der WikiLeaks Platform.

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Perspective

European powers seize on flight MH17 crash as pretext for war

22 July 2014

The way the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine is being politically exploited parallels the way the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US was utilized to pursue reactionary aims.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit officials announce 15-day “pause” of mass water shutoffs

By Jerry White, 22 July 2014

The temporary suspension of shutoffs is a public relations move as the city prepares to escalate a brutal policy that has left thousands without water.

Video: Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs

By James Brewer, 22 July 2014

In this video, Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs at a bill payment center and rally against water shutoffs.

“We are not living in a democratic society”
Opposition grows to Detroit water shutoffs

Detroit elites declare: “Water is not a social right”

Workers and young people rally against water shutoffs in Detroit

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Socialist Equality Party

Workers and students in Australia discuss SEP’s antiwar program

By our reporters, 22 July 2014

Initially called in response to the growing imperialist debacle in Iraq, the meetings were broadened to review as well the Israeli military assault on Gaza and the origins of the crisis in Ukraine.

Commentary

“The NYPD is a gang”
Outrage grows over use of police “chokehold” in death of New York man

By a reporting team, 21 July 2014

Spain: Pseudo-left Podemos party presents “a programme for the country’s salvation”

By Alejandro López, 21 July 2014

The day the US shot down Iran Airlines Flight 655

By Niles Williamson, 19 July 2014

Netroots conference applauds Democratic Party demagogy

By Patrick Martin, 19 July 2014

Arts Review

Prasanna Vithanage’s With You, Without You: The human impact of Sri Lanka’s communal war

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 14 July 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Obama administration added 1.5 million names to US terrorist watch list

By Niles Williamson, 21 July 2014

United Nations report: US, UK surveillance programs violate international law

Australia: New terrorism scare used to unveil vast surveillance powers

By Mike Head, 18 July 2014

Swedish court upholds detention order against Julian Assange

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Workers Struggles

South Korean auto workers hold first strike of the year

By Ben McGrath, 19 July 2014

25 years ago: Stalinist regimes in Poland and Hungary on last legs

On July 25, 1989, Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa informed newly elected President Wojciech Jaruzelski that there would be no coalition government between Solidarity and the Communist Party.

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50 years ago: Record production, corporate profits in US

Led by the auto industry, US corporations reported record profits for the first half of 1964.

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75 years ago: Tensions mount between US and Japan

The Roosevelt administration renounced the nearly 30-year-old trade treaty between the United States and Japan on July 26, 1939.

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100 years ago: European powers begin mobilizing in preparation for war

On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to the Serbian government, in the wake of the assassination of Austrian Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo the previous month.

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