29 July 2014

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

By Patrick Martin, 29 July 2014

Popular participation in Democratic midterm primaries has fallen by 70 percent over the past 44 years.

US, Europe to boost sanctions on Russia

By Peter Symonds, 29 July 2014

European support for tougher sanctions reflects both pressure from Washington and a determination to exploit the MH17 crash to the hilt.

Right-wing gutter journalism: Der Spiegel rails against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 29 July 2014

In the aftermath of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, the tirades against Russia in the German press have intensified.

Washington threatens to intervene in east Ukraine fighting

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

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Gaza braces for new onslaught as Israel vows to expand war

By Bill Van Auken, 29 July 2014

Netanyahu brushed aside UN and US appeals for an unconditional ceasefire, vowing to escalate and prolong the slaughter in Gaza.

Thousands in Israel protest against Gaza bombardment

By Nick Barrickman, 29 July 2014

The protests against war give the lie to the Israeli government claims that its actions are supported by the vast majority of Israeli society.

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

By Fred Mazelis, 29 July 2014

The world-famous conductor and pianist speaks for millions around the world, including many people in Israel itself.

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

The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism

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Ebola outbreak kills hundreds in West Africa

By David Brown, 29 July 2014

Liberia has closed most of its borders in response to an Ebola outbreak that has killed one doctor and infected two others.

Alabama judges override juries to impose death sentences

By Tom Hall, 29 July 2014

Judges in Alabama have overridden jury sentences in capital cases in order to impose the death penalty 101 times since the 1980s.

US Centers for Disease Control anthrax investigations reveal widespread safety issues

By Gabriel Black, 29 July 2014

In the wake of a massive budget cut in 2013, an investigation probing the anthrax scare at several CDC labs found a culture of “insufficient” safety.

Action “unlikely” against police officers involved in UK secret spying operation

By Julie Hyland, 29 July 2014

Special Demonstration Squad operatives infiltrated hundreds of organisations, concentrating on “extreme left-wing/extreme right-wing” groups and “animal rights/environmental” activists.

British university system faces collapse

By Joe Mount, 29 July 2014

Britain’s universities increasingly rely on private philanthropists for their funding.

German firm WMF plans elimination of 700 jobs

By K. Nesan, 29 July 2014

The main shareholder in the WMF group is the New York-based investment firm KKR.

Pakistan’s government mobilises the army in Islamabad

By K. Ratnayake, 29 July 2014

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s move amounts to establishing military rule in the capital.

Tamil refugees offloaded into remote Australian detention camp

By Mike Head, 29 July 2014

The asylum seekers will now be interrogated by consular officials from India, the very country they fled about six weeks ago.

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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.

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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

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Die Ökonomie der Finanzblasen

Von Andre Damon, 29. Juli 2014

Es ist ein offenes Geheimnis, dass der außergewöhnliche Anstieg der Aktienkurse in den USA völlig von der Realwirtschaft losgelöst ist.

Rechter Gossenjournalismus im Spiegel
Kolumnist Fleischhauer hetzt gegen Russland

Von Johannes Stern, 29. Juli 2014

Nach dem dramatischen Absturz des Linienflugs MH17 über der Ukraine hat die Hetze deutscher Medien gegen Russland einen neuen Höhepunkt erreicht.

General Electric steigt bei Alstom ein

Von Max Schneider und Marianne Arens, 29. Juli 2014

Die Kosten für die Großfusion werden die Arbeiter in Frankreich, den USA, Deutschland, der Schweiz und anderen Ländern zu tragen haben. Der Deal geht mit Angriffen auf Arbeitsplätze, Löhne und Arbeitsbedingungen einher.

Deutschland: Tausende protestieren gegen Gaza-Krieg

Von K. Nesan, 29. Juli 2014

Seit Beginn der Gaza-Offensive gab es in Deutschland zahlreiche Demonstrationen gegen das brutale militärische Vorgehen Israels.

Unruhen im Westjordanland
Israel lehnt Kerrys Waffenstillstand im Gazastreifen ab

Von Bill Van Auken, 29. Juli 2014

Die einstimmige Entscheidung des israelischen Sicherheitskabinetts bedeutet, dass Tel Aviv beabsichtigt, das Massaker an den Palästinensern auszuweiten.

Türkei will Gespräche mit kurdischen Nationalisten führen

Von Isaac Finn, 29. Juli 2014

Die AKP-Regierung schafft die rechtliche Grundlage für Diskussionen mit kurdischen Kämpfern im Irak, der Türkei und Syrien.

Widersprüche des Kapitalismus sind Ursache des Konflikts über Geldpolitik

Von Nick Beams, 29. Juli 2014

Zwischen der Bank für internationalen Zahlungsausgleich und den großen Nationalbanken ist ein Wortgefecht über die Geldpolitik ausgebrochen.

Die zweistündige Hinrichtung in Arizona und die Brutalisierung Amerikas

Von Kate Randall, 29. Juli 2014

Die Hinrichtung von Joseph Wood zeigt die Brutalität des herrschenden Establishments Amerikas im 21. Jahrhundert.

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Perspective

The Libyan catastrophe

29 July 2014

The catastrophe in Libya is an indictment not only of the imperialist powers, but also of pro-imperialist academics and pseudo-left parties they mobilized to support the war.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

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

By Jerry White, 29 July 2014

The following statement is being distributed to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department workers who are voting on the city’s contract proposal today.

Court-appointed “monitor” to enforce Detroit bankruptcy plan

By Tom Hall and Jerry White, 28 July 2014

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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Commentary

The financial bubble economy

By Andre Damon, 28 July 2014

CEO says Boeing plans to keep its workers “cowering”

By Hector Cordon, 28 July 2014

More New York police violence captured on video

By Dan Brennan, 28 July 2014

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

Arts Review

Lost for Life: Children locked away in America

By Joanne Laurier, 28 July 2014

New York’s Metropolitan Opera threatens August 1 lockout

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

29 July 2014

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: Workers and youth speak about Workers Inquiry

By our correspondents, 28 July 2014

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

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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