Washington seeks alliance with Tehran as civil war in Iraq intensifies

By Chris Marsden, 17 June 2014

The fact that the United States is publicly asking for Iran’s help is a measure of the desperation of American policy makers as Washington’s decades-long policy in Iraq and the broader Middle East implodes under the weight of its own contradictions.

Australian general blames 2003 invasion for Iraq civil war

By James Cogan, 17 June 2014

Obama responds to Iraq debacle with military escalation

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IMF cuts projection for US economic growth

By Gabriel Black, 17 June 2014

The IMF warned Monday that unemployment and financial instability would continue to plague the US economy and recommended extending record low interest rates.

The German president’s call to arms

By Peter Schwarz, 17 June 2014

At the end of a three-day visit to Norway, the German president reiterated his call for a more aggressive German foreign policy.

The crisis in Ukraine and the return of German militarism

Hungarian government intensifies attack on press freedom

By Markus Salzmann, 17 June 2014

The advertising tax is aimed at driving critical media outlets out of business and eliminating the last remnants of press freedom.

House fire in Newark, New Jersey kills six family members

By Steve Light, 17 June 2014

The tragedy is the latest in a string of house fires claiming multiple lives in urban areas scarred by poverty, cuts to city services and poor housing conditions.

Workers killed on the job at online retailer Amazon

By Nick Barrickman, 17 June 2014

The deaths of two workers employed at warehouses owned by online retailer Amazon.com reveal the harsh working conditions faced by millions across the US.

Low-wage America

Pentagon begins Bergdahl investigation

By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2014

The Army has appointed a high-ranking officer with combat experience in Afghanistan to lead the probe into the POW’s capture in June 2009.

The US media and the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl

Detroit retirees denounce plan to raid city workers’ savings accounts

By Jerry White, 17 June 2014

Nearly 5,000 retired Detroit city workers will be forced to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in earnings from their annuity savings accounts.

Detroit’s “plan of adjustment”: A declaration of war against the working class

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Australia authorities violently suppress refugee hunger strike

By Alan Leigh, 17 June 2014

Security guards broke up an extended protest by asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island.

Sri Lanka: Sinhala-Buddhist mobs unleash violence against Muslims

By our correspondents, 17 June 2014

The Sri Lankan government has encouraged fascist-type groups to divide workers and divert growing opposition to its policies.

Murder trial of Sewol captain begins in South Korea

By Ben McGrath, 17 June 2014

The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry is being made a scapegoat to deflect attention from the government’s responsibility for the lack of safety.

South Korean prime minister resigns over ferry disaster

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Irak’taki bozgun

Bill Van Auken, 17 Haziran 2014

ABD emperyalizminin şimdi Maliki yönetiminde gördüğü sorunlar, Irak’a ve bölgeye ilişkin ABD politikasının çelişkilerinin ürünüdür.

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La débâcle en Irak

Par Bill Van Auken, 17 juin 2014

L'effondrement de l'armée irakienne représente plus que l'échec d'une intervention extérieure spécifique, il expose la criminalité et la brutalité de l'élite dirigeante américaine.

La guerre civile s’aggrave en Irak tandis que des reportages font état de massacres sectaires

Par James Cogan, 17 juin 2014

Les événements de la semaine passée dévoilent clairement les lignes de fracture ethnique et sectaire en Irak, qui ont été fomentées durant l’occupation américaine.

Les cheminots et les intermittents du spectacle manifestent en France contre les coupes budgétaires

Par Kumaran Ira, 17 juin 2014

La grève nationale des cheminots et celle des travailleurs du secteur culturel reflètent la montée de l'opposition au gouvernement.

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Das Debakel im Irak

Von Bill Van Auken, 17. Juni 2014

Die Ereignisse im Irak stellen nicht nur ein außenpolitisches Versagen dar, sondern enthüllen auch den kriminellen und rücksichtslosen Charakter der US-Regierung und der amerikanischen kapitalistischen herrschenden Elite.

Bundespräsident Gauck ruft zu den Waffen

Von Peter Schwarz, 17. Juni 2014

Zum Abschluss eines dreitägigen Besuchs in Norwegen hat der Bundespräsident seinen Ruf nach einer aggressiveren deutschen Außenpolitik und nach mehr Militäreinsätzen bekräftigt.

FAZ und SZ trommeln für neuen Irak-Krieg

Von Johannes Stern, 17. Juni 2014

Die deutschen Medien reagieren auf die Krise im Irak mit einer Verschärfung ihrer Kampagne für Militarismus und Krieg.

Bürgerkrieg im Irak weitet sich aus

Von James Cogan, 17. Juni 2014

Die Ereignisse der letzten Woche haben die ethnische und religiöse Zersplitterung des Irak deutlich enthüllt, die unter der amerikanischen Besetzung vertieft wurde.

Rechter Überfall auf russische Botschaft in Kiew

Von Alex Lantier, 17. Juni 2014

Der Überfall auf die russische Botschaft in Kiew soll internationale Spannungen in der Ukraine-Krise anheizen und einen Krieg zwischen Russland und den Westmächten vorbereiten.

Ukrainisches Regime erobert wichtige Hafenstadt

Von Patrick Martin, 17. Juni 2014

Regierungstreue Truppen haben Marjupol, die größte Stadt in der Ostukraine, eingenommen.

Ungarn: Regierung verschärft Angriff auf Pressefreiheit

Von Markus Salzmann, 17. Juni 2014

Eine Werbesteuer für Medien soll kritische Medien gezielt in den Ruin treiben und die letzten Reste von Pressefreiheit beseitigen.

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Perspective

The US media and the debacle in Iraq

17 June 2014

A column written by Chelsea (Bradley) Manning from his prison cell points to the criminal role played by the US media in foisting the Iraq War onto the American people.

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Commentary

September 11 Museum: An exercise in historical falsification

By Philip Guelpa, 17 June 2014

The recently opened National September 11 Memorial Museum presents an extremely narrow, one-sided narrative that severely distorts both the causes and consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Australian treasurer defends austerity budget as “fair”

By Peter Symonds, 16 June 2014

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Militarization of police in America

Pennsylvania: Mother of seven dies while jailed for unpaid fines

Sri Lankan students’ union promotes illusions in protest campaign

After the European elections
EU torn by conflict over European Commission president

The California teacher tenure ruling and the war against public education

Arts Review

Classic jazz from Detroit’s Royal Garden Trio

By Hiram Lee, 16 June 2014

Ruby Dee, American actress and activist, dead at 91

Beyoncé, the new album

25 years ago: US wildcat strikes support Pittston coal miners

Wildcat strikes in coalfields broke out in Alabama, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio on June 19, 1989, despite a back-to-work demand by the union leadership.

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50 years ago: Three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi

On June 21, 1964, three young civil rights workers were kidnapped and murdered in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

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75 years ago: Goebbels makes violent threats in Danzig

German Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels visited the Free State of Danzig (today Gdansk, Poland) to present his regime’s Culture Prize on June 18, 1939.

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100 years ago: Major coal mining disasters in Canada and Belgium

On June 19, 1914, coal miners and their families faced tragedy in two incidents in Canada and Belgium.

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Workers Struggles

Obama administration halts Philadelphia railway strike

By Sandy English, 16 June 2014

French rail workers, artists protest social cuts

By Kumaran Ira, 16 June 2014

Germany: Ford works council agrees to flexible working and job cuts

By Dietmar Henning, 16 June 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Federal judge allows US government to destroy evidence in suit against NSA

By Eric London, 13 June 2014

One year of Edward Snowden’s revelations

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