Murder of Palestinian youth sparks unrest in Jerusalem

By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2014

When the murder of Muhammad Khudair became public knowledge Wednesday, Palestinian youth took to streets of the Shuafat and Beit Hanina neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.

Chilean court rules US played key role in Pinochet murder of Americans

By Barry Grey, 3 July 2014

Charles Horman was evidently singled out for elimination because he had detailed information about the direct role of the United States in the coup that overthrew Allende and installed General Pinochet as dictator.

Federal student loan interest rates increase by nearly 1 percent this month

By Gabriel Black, 3 July 2014

On July 1, the interest rates for federal student loans grew by almost one percent, adding to the already intolerable burden of student debt on young people.

US students and graduates speak on the burden of college debt

By Khara Sikhan and Matthew MacEgan, 3 July 2014

Forty percent of young people in the US call their student debt “overwhelming, ” according to a survey published by Wells Fargo last month.

Obama-appointed civil liberties board upholds mass internet data collection by NSA

By Thomas Gaist, 3 July 2014

The administration's “reform” panel found that NSA electronic data mining does not violate the Fourth Amendment.

New documents highlight sweeping NSA surveillance powers at home and abroad

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“GM is alright with safety as long as it doesn’t interfere with sending parts out the door.”
Worker killed in chemical explosion at Indiana GM plant

By Jerry White, 3 July 2014

James L. Gibson, a 48-year-old worker for Quaker Chemical, was pronounced dead at Marion General Hospital about an hour after the blast.

German Left Party defends drive to war

By Christoph Dreier, 3 July 2014

In an interview with a German daily newspaper last Friday, Left Party leader Dietmar Bartsch gave his full backing to the German government’s foreign policy.

Anti-Muslim hysteria surrounds World Cup in France

By Antoine Lerougetel, 3 July 2014

Public statements and policies stigmatizing Algerians during the World Cup reflect the escalating anti-immigrant hysteria seizing the French ruling elite.

£40 billion in UK local authority cuts by 2020

By Margot Miller and Robert Stevens, 3 July 2014

By the end of the current parliament (2015), core funding for councils will have been reduced by 40 percent.

Ontario’s union-backed government to accelerate austerity drive

By Carl Bronski, 3 July 2014

Re-elected with union support, Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne has vowed to impose years of concessionary contracts on public sector workers.

Sri Lankan military warns against exposing its involvement in anti-Muslim violence

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 3 July 2014

Brigadier Wanigasooriya’s threat is aimed at suppressing any disclosure of the sinister activities of military intelligence.

Oppose the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka

Australia’s Rich List: “Big wealth is back”

By Alan Leigh, 3 July 2014

The number of billionaires reached a record of 39, primarily because of rises in property and share values.

New in French

France: L'ancien président Nicolas Sarkozy placé en garde à vue pour une affaire de corruption

Par Alex Lantier, 3 juillet 2014

Sarkozy est le premier chef d'Etat français à être placé en garde à vue depuis l'emprisonnement pour trahison en 1945, après la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, du maréchal Philippe Pétain, dictateur fasciste et collaborateur nazi.

Les syndicats et les partis de pseudo-gauche étouffent la grève contre la privatisation de la SNCF

Par Pierre Mabut et Alex Lantier, 3 juillet 2014

Les syndicats et la pseudo-gauche n'ont appelé à la grève contre la privatisation de la SNCF que pour éviter que la lutte ne leur échappe.

New in Turkish

ABD’de üretim ilk çeyrekte yüzde 2,9 daraldı

Andre Damon, 2 Temmuz 2014

Sözde ekonomik “iyileşme”, gerçekte servetin nüfusun çoğunluğundan alınıp, servetini 2009’dan bu yana iki kattan fazla arttırmış olan süper zenginlere doğru yeniden dağıtımıdır.

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Perspective

The re-emergence of Japanese militarism

3 July 2014

Abe’s constitutional “reinterpretation” is a major step toward ending any legal restraint on the ability of Japanese imperialism to wage wars of aggression.

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ICFI Statement

Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

3 July 2014

One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years after the start of World War II, the imperialist system is once again threatening humanity with a catastrophe.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

“We are talking about kids who are going to be affected, and the elderly”
Detroit residents call water shutoffs a “crime”

By Khara Sikhan and Zac Corrigan, 2 July 2014

How the charter school racket operates in Michigan

By Walter Gilberti, 2 July 2014

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

History

Fifty years since the Civil Rights Act

By Tom Mackaman, 2 July 2014

Arts Review

The Internet’s Own Boy: Documentary about “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz

By Nick Barrickman, 1 July 2014

The film documents the life of Aaron Swartz, the open Internet activist and web technology prodigy who committed suicide after being hounded by the US government.

Commentary

New York Times backs Poroshenko’s offensive in Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 3 July 2014

The Times is advocating in Europe the policies of war and regime change it supported in the disastrous US interventions in the Middle East.

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A deepening global economic and financial breakdown

By Nick Beams, 2 July 2014

Jordan deploys troops along border with Iraq

By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2014

America’s paramilitary police

“Hobby Lobby” contraception ruling
US Supreme Court attacks First Amendment, workers’ rights

One hundred years since Sarajevo

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose the witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 July 2014

Oppose police sabotage of SEP workers’ inquiry in Sri Lanka

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

Workers Struggles

Jailed Maruti Suzuki workers in India continue to be denied bail

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 1 July 2014

Unions, pseudo-lefts strangle strike against French rail privatisation

By Pierre Mabut and Alex Lantier, 1 July 2014

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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