Following CIA spy revelations, German politicians turn on the US

By Peter Schwarz, 8 July 2014

The fierce reaction to the unmasking of a relatively low-ranking agent reflects a change in the direction of German foreign policy.

Israel calls up reserves, threatens to escalate attacks on Gaza

By Barry Grey, 8 July 2014

The United States quickly sided with Israel in the deepening confrontation with the Palestinians.

Family of Tariq Khdeir denounces beating by Israeli police

By Matthew MacEgan, 8 July 2014

Japan’s Shinzo Abe cloaks militarism in “peace” pledges to Australian parliament

By Nick Beams, 8 July 2014

Prime Minister Abe’s speech underscores the militarist agenda behind the reinterpretation of the Japanese constitution.

Japanese PM unveils “third arrow” of economic agenda

By Ben McGrath, 8 July 2014

Obamacare drug benefits block access to vital medicines

By Kate Randall, 8 July 2014

Many ACA plans have “closed” drug formularies that exclude some drugs to treat chronic diseases, saddling patients with the full cost of these medications.

Study ranks US health care system last among 11 nations

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New York City police continue surveillance and repression under Mayor de Blasio

By Isaac Finn, 8 July 2014

Top police department officials are stoking fear over “terrorism” and an increase in shootings.

California police officer savagely beats great-grandmother

America’s paramilitary police

Facebook conducts emotion experiments linked to military research on political opposition

By Don Barrett, 8 July 2014

Facebook users subjected to Orwellian psychological experimentation by scientists with ties to military research on political opposition movements.

Honduran government suspends gold mine rescue effort

By Rafael Azul, 8 July 2014

Eight miners have been trapped in a Honduran gold mine for nearly a week, and are presumed dead.

BNP Paribas fine highlights France-US tensions over Ukraine

By Francis Dubois, 8 July 2014

According to Vladimir Putin, the fine imposed on BNP Paribas by Washington was aimed at blocking the delivery of French warships to Russia.

Greek government outlaws power workers strike

By John Vasssilopoulos, 8 July 2014


The Greek government has again used dictatorial measures to end a strike.

UK: Former News of the World editor Coulson sentenced to 18 months in prison

By Robert Stevens, 8 July 2014

Andy Coulson served as head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron.

India’s new government moves to implement big business agenda

By Kranti Kumara, 8 July 2014

India’s new government has signaled that it intends to gut all labor, environmental and social legislation that impedes corporate profit-making, while lavishing subsidies, tax cuts and other largesse on big business.

Australia: Overseas students and workers nearly killed in Sydney fire

By Alan Leigh, 8 July 2014

Those living in the squalid premises were rescued but their plight highlights the dangers facing thousands of super-exploited young people.

New in Turkish

Mısır’daki askeri darbeden bir yıl sonra

Johannes Stern, 8 Temmuz 2014

Mısır’da, bu perspektif uğruna mücadele eden devrimci bir parti dışında, bir devrim için gerekli bütün koşullar vardı.

Eşitlik ve 4 Temmuz

Joseph Kishore, 8 Temmuz 2014

Bağımsızlık Bildirgesi, tarihte, yalnızca Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nde yaşayanlar için değil; aynı zamanda tüm dünya için bir dönüm noktasına işaret ediyordu.

New in Russian

Социализм и борьба против империалистической войны
Заявление Международного Комитета Четвертого Интернационала

8 июля 2014 г.

Спустя сто лет после взрыва Первой мировой войны и 75 лет после начала Второй мировой войны империалистическая система вновь угрожает человечеству катастрофой.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Godišnjica “dana D”: Obeležavaju drugi svetski rat pripremajući se za treći

Bill Van Auken, 8. jula 2014.

Prisustvo preživelih veterana drugog svetskog rata, najvećeg masovnog istrebljenja u istoriji, samo istič beskrajno licemerje zvaniče ceremonije.

Analiza međunarodnog prvomajskog internet mitinga

David North, 8. jula 2014.

Međunarodni Komitet Četvrte Internacionale je u nedelju 4. maja održao međunarodni prvomajski miting, važan politički događaj koji nagovještava buđenje socijalizma kao moćne sile unutar radničke klase cijelog svijeta.

New in German

Ein Jahr nach dem Militärputsch in Ägypten

Von Johannes Stern, 8. Juni 2014

Der Putsch hat das grundlegende Problem der ägyptischen Revolution enthüllt: die Kluft zwischen der elementaren Wut der ägyptischen Bevölkerung und dem Fehlen einer politischen Führung.

Deutsche Politiker greifen USA an

Von Peter Schwarz, 8. Juni 2014

Die heftige Reaktion auf die Enttarnung eines kleinen Agenten hat Gründe, die tiefer liegen. Sie ist Anzeichen eines Richtungswechsels der deutschen Außenpolitik.

Merkels siebter China-Besuch

Von Ulrich Rippert, 8. Juni 2014

Wie bei allen früheren Besuchen wird die Regierungschefin bei ihrer China-Reise erneut von einer umfangreichen Wirtschaftsdelegation begleitet.

Eine aufschlussreiche Rede der Fed-Vorsitzenden Yellen

Von Nick Beams, 8. Juni 2014

Die Vorsitzende der Federal Reserve hat angekündigt, die Politik fortzusetzen, die die Bedingungen für eine weitere Finanzkrise schafft.

Ukrainisches Regime erobert Slawjansk zurück
In Ostukraine droht Blutbad

Von Alex Lantier, 8. Juni 2014

Nachdem das ukrainische Regime strategisch wichtige Städte erobert hat, greifen seine Truppen die Großstädte Donezk und Lugansk an.

New in French

Les troubles en Palestine s'étendent à Israël

Par Patrick Martin, 8 juillet 2014

La police a arrêté 6 Juifs israéliens de droite, dont plusieurs résidents de colonies illégales en Cisjordanie dans l'enquête sur le meurtre atroce du palestinien de 16 ans, Muhammad Abu Khudair.

L'ex-président français Nicolas Sarkozy nie les accusations de trafic d'influence

Par Kumaran Ira, 8 juillet 2014

Après avoir été placé en garde-à-vue et mis en examen pour corruption et trafic d'influence, l'ex-président Nicolas Sarkozy a accordé un entretien à la radio Europe1 et à la chaîne de télévision TF1 mercredi, niant ces accusations.

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Perspective

Defend the rights of immigrant workers and youth!

8 July 2014

The Obama administration, the Republican Party and the corporate media have all sought to criminalize immigrant workers, including the tens of thousands of children who have recently arrived on the southern border of the US.

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Socialist Equality Party

Oppose Australia’s handover of refugees to Sri Lankan navy

By the Socialist Equality Parties of Sri Lanka and Australia, 8 July 2014

The Socialist Equality parties of Australia and Sri Lanka call on working people in both countries and internationally to oppose the joint military operation in the Indian Ocean.

Commentary

Clinton on Edward Snowden: Who are the real criminals?

By Patrick Martin, 8 July 2014

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that whistleblower Edward Snowden should return to the United States and stand trial for of his actions in leaking top-secret documents that exposed illegal and unconstitutional spying by the National Security Agency.

Vast majority of those spied on by NSA are non-suspects
New revelations shatter US government lies on illegal surveillance

The 17,000 Dow: Surging towards a disaster

US-backed regime retakes Slavyansk, threatens bloodbath in eastern Ukraine

Former Scottish Socialist Party leader promotes nationalism in referendum campaign

US Supreme Court backs Christian college against contraception mandate

Syracuse, New York’s Fowler High School to be “reformed”
The militarization of American public schools

Equality and the Fourth of July

A telling incident: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ exchange with Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Arts Review

Veteran soul singer Bobby Womack dies, aged 70

By Richard Phillips, 8 July 2014

One of the few remaining old-school soul singers still working, Womack left behind a remarkable body of work in rhythm and blues.

The career of popular songwriter Gerry Goffin (1939-2014)

By Hiram Lee, 7 July 2014

Book Review

Edlef Köppen’s Higher Command: An important novel on the First World War

By Clara Weiss, 8 July 2014

The semi-documentary character of this novel largely succeeds in making comprehensible the shattering impact of the war on the consciousness of millions.

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.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

8 July 2014

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

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

”I take my elderly aunt four buckets of water a day”
Detroit residents and water workers speak out against water shutoffs

By Muhammad Khan and Shannon Jones, 7 July 2014

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25 years ago: US coal miner rebellion spreads

On July 8, 1989, 2,500 striking coal miners and their supporters rallied in Logan, West Virginia to back the wildcat strikes that had been spreading throughout US coalfields.

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50 years ago: Leftists sentenced to prison in Cuba

On July 12, 1964, the Pabloite revisionist tendency led by Juan Posadas of Argentina reported that three of its members were sentenced to prison terms by the government of Fidel Castro in Cuba.

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75 years ago: Deportation trial begins for US West Coast longshoremen’s leader

Harry Bridges, the leader of the American West Coast Longshoremen and West Coast director of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), faced the US Immigration Service on July 11, 1939.

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100 years ago: Austria-Hungary, Germany prepare war against Serbia

On July 7, 1914, Austro-Hungarian diplomat Count Hoyo returned to Vienna bearing news to the Austro-Hungarian Crown Council meeting of Germany’s full support for preparations for war against Serbia.

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