Obama seeks $2 billion to speed up deportation of child immigrants

By Patrick Martin, 30 June 2014

The White House will ask Congress Monday for $2 billion to detain and deport Central American child migrants in south Texas.

Washington’s persecution of immigrant children

Another global financial crisis in the making, Bank for International Settlements warns

By Nick Beams, 30 June 2014

The BIS report is the latest in a series of warnings that the present financial boom is creating the conditions for another crisis.

Regional powers drawn into Iraq civil war

By Chris Marsden, 30 June 2014

The civil war in Iraq is deepening into a nightmarish conflict for which the United States bears chief responsibility.

Blackwater mercenaries on trial in US court for 2007 Iraq massacre

The fiasco of Kerry’s Middle East tour

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German politicians, media seek to criminalize opponents of war

By Christoph Dreier, 30 June 2014

The German media and politicians are discussing legislation to combat widespread anti-war sentiment.

German Social Democrats, Greens, Left Party support German war policy

Workers on Detroit water shutoffs: “They are making it so you can’t live”

By Shannon Jones, 30 June 2014

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is backing a brutal shutoff policy aimed at residents who are behind in their water bills.

Detroit water shutoffs violate human rights

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US Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic “buffer zone”

By Ed Hightower and Tom Carter, 30 June 2014

The US Supreme Court last Thursday unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that barred anyone other than patients, medical staff, police and passers-by from coming within a 35-foot radius of entrances to abortion clinics.

US Supreme Court rejects unlimited warrantless cell phone searches

Supreme Court limits federal regulation of greenhouse gases

How Bill Clinton cashed in after leaving White House

By Gabriel Black, 30 June 2014

Bill Clinton has made millions of dollars speaking before Wall Street bankers.

Multi-millionaire Hillary Clinton denies she is part of the “truly well-off”

Ukraine’s economic crisis to intensify

By David Levine, 30 June 2014

A new report by the Civil Initiatives Committee documents the devastating impact the Ukraine-EU agreement will have on the country’s economy.

Ukraine’s EU Association Agreement a prelude to further bloodshed

Kiev deploys fascists against political opponents

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UK journalist threatened with arrest under Terrorism Act for filming protest

By Harvey Thompson, 30 June 2014

Alex Evans from the Sheffield Star was at the city’s train station filming a pensioners’ protest when he was ordered to delete his footage.

Pennsylvania budget: Layoffs, cuts to education and pensions

By Samuel Davidson, 30 June 2014

Governor Tom Corbett is demanding pensions be cut and liquor stores privatized as part of any budget deal.

Maryland governor blocks strike by Johns Hopkins Hospital workers

By Nick Barrickman, 30 June 2014

Union officials welcomed the government intervention.

Sri Lankan president warns against protests over anti-Muslim attacks

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 30 June 2014

Rajapakse’s government is threatening a police and security crackdown on demonstrations, while blaming Muslims for threatening social “harmony.”

German automaker BMW reports record sales, prepares attacks on workers

By Michael Regens, 30 June 2014

In close collaboration with the trade unions, Germany’s third largest automaker is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Sto godina od Sarajeva

David North, 28. juna 2014.

Danas je stogodišnjica od atentata na nadvojvodu Franca Ferdinanda, događaja koji je poslužio kao neposredni povod izbijanju prvog svjetskog rata.

New in Turkish

Saraybosna’dan 100 yıl sonra

David North, 30 Haziran 2014

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi (DEUK), bu önemli yıldönümünde, tüm dünyadaki işçileri ve gençleri emperyalizme ve savaşa karşı mücadeleye çağırır.

New in Polish

Dwa lata azylu w ambasadzie Ekwadoru
Brońmy Juliana Assange'a!

Bill Van Auken, 30 czerwiec 2014

Jedynym „przestępstwem” Assange'a była publikacja tajnych dokumentów, ujawniających zbrodnie wojenne, których dopuścił się rząd USA w Iraku i Afganistanie, oraz spiski, które knuje Departament Stanu na całym świecie.

W służbie imperializmu: konferencja prawicowych „intelektualistów” w Kijowie

David North, 30 czerwiec 2014

Spotkanie „międzynarodowej grupy intelektualistów” zorganizowane w Kijowie w dniach 16-19 maja 2014, jest spektaklem prawicowej i imperialistycznej propagandy.

New in French

Cent ans depuis Sarajevo

Par David North, 30 juin 2014

Ce 28 juin marque le centième anniversaire de l'événement qui a déclenché la Première Guerre mondiale.

L’accord d’Association de l’UE avec l’Ukraine est le prélude à d’autres bains de sang

Par Chris Marsden, 30 juin 2014

Les Etats-Unis et l’Allemagne se sont servis du refus de l’ancien président Ukrainien Viktor Ianoukovitch de signer l’Accord d’association avec l’UE pour arranger un coup d’Etat dirigé par des oligarques pro-occidentaux et des fascistes.

La désintégration de l'Etat irakien entraîne le risque d’une guerre dans tout le Moyen-Orient

James Cogan, 30 juin 2014

Le Premier ministre irakien s'est tourné pour de l’aide vers les milices chiites en Irak, le régime chiite iranien et la Russie.

New York: La Mort de Klinghoffer censuré par le Metropolitan Opera

David Walsh, 30 juin 2014

La décision du Metropolitan Opera de New York d'annuler le projet de diffuser en images à haute définition et à la radio La Mort de Klinghoffer de John Adams est une capitulation lâche et scandaleuse devant les forces de droite.

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Perspective

Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East?

30 June 2014

The destruction wrought by US imperialism in Iraq, Libya and Syria is an indictment not merely of a set of policies, but of an entire corrupt, predatory social order.

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Socialist Equality Party

Oppose police sabotage of SEP workers’ inquiry in Sri Lanka

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 30 June 2014

The decision to prevent the SEP delivering the findings of the Independent Workers Inquiry into Water Pollution was taken at the top levels of the government.

SEP & IYSSE public meetings
The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war

Commentary

EU summit in Ypres: National conflicts and militarism

By Peter Schwarz, 30 June 2014

The EU does not preserve European peace. It is a breeding ground for social inequality, nationalism and war.

One hundred years since Sarajevo

By David North, 28 June 2014

SNP presents draft constitution for independent Scotland

By Jordan Shilton, 28 June 2014

ACLU report exposes US federal government’s role in creating “paramilitary police”

By Andre Damon, 27 June 2014

The Obama drone murder memo

Inequality doubles in the US between 2003-2013

Arts Review

… And Then You Shoot Your Cousin: The Roots satirize the hip hop world

By Nick Barrickman, 30 June 2014

Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, The Roots have produced some of the more interesting and oppositional music in hip hop.

“Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video” at New York’s Guggenheim Museum

By Clare Hurley, 28 June 2014

Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys: The story of The Four Seasons on screen

New York’s Metropolitan Opera demands major givebacks from thousands of employees

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television

Hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan to release “secret” album to highest-paying bidder

25 years ago: Political crisis deepens in Poland

On June 30, 1989, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski announced he would step down from the Polish presidency in the vote to be held by the newly elected National Assembly.

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50 years ago: US Civil Rights Act signed into law

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act, which banned racial segregation in most public facilities.

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75 years ago: Mussolini makes overtures towards Moscow

On July 4, 1939 an article appeared in the Italian press which seemed to offer Stalin and the counterrevolutionary bureaucracy in Moscow an olive branch.

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100 years ago: Germany backs Austro-Hungarian preparations for war against Serbia

On July 5, 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany pledged his country’s unconditional support for any action Austria-Hungary would take against Serbia.

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NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

The return of the state secret police in Germany

By Ulrich Rippert, 27 June 2014

Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks in California

Two years of asylum in Ecuadorian embassy
Defend Julian Assange!

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Science

New studies reveal further details of Higgs particle

By Bryan Dyne, 26 June 2014

History

Fifty years since the murder of the Mississippi civil rights workers

By Fred Mazelis, 23 June 2014

James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner sacrificed their lives in the struggle for democratic rights and social equality.