Ukraine military launches air attacks on Russian-speaking cities in east

By Christoph Dreier, 15 July 2014

The ruthlessness and brutality of the Ukrainian army increase the danger of a direct military confrontation with Russia.

Moscow threatens response after Ukraine forces shell Russian border town

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Israeli war crimes in Gaza provoke global outrage

By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2014

The Israeli government admits to deliberately targeting mosques, hospitals, schools and private homes in its war against the Palestinian people.

Detroit protesters oppose Israeli assault on Gaza

By Tom Hall, 15 July 2014

The toxic crisis of Israeli society

Edward Snowden condemns UK surveillance legislation

By Robert Stevens, 15 July 2014

The emergency surveillance powers now being railroaded through parliament will establish in law key elements of the “Snoopers Charter” from which the government had been previously forced to backtrack.

Cybersecurity bill will expand surveillance powers of US military and intelligence agencies

By Thomas Gaist, 15 July 2014

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014, bound for the Senate floor, authorizes new forms of large-scale data transfer between US corporations and the state.

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French anti-terrorism law tramples fundamental democratic rights

By Kumaran Ira, 15 July 2014

The bill gives the state draconian powers for monitoring the Internet, including web sites, mail servers and clouds.

British government rushes through emergency surveillance legislation

Child immigrants flee violence and poverty in Central America

By Norisa Diaz, 15 July 2014

Devastating social conditions have sparked the influx of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America.

Obama aides, Republicans push US border crackdown

Metro Washington, DC among the most unequal areas in US

By Nick Barrickman, 15 July 2014

Child poverty in the DC area has increased by nearly 25 percent since the recession began, from 8.2 to 10.7 percent today.

The US Supreme Court and religion

California drought hits state economy, pushes US food prices higher

By Evan Blake, 15 July 2014

The third year of California’s record-breaking drought has devastated the agriculturally rich Central Valley.

Pakistani migrant fruit pickers in Greece strike over inhuman conditions

By John Vassilopoulos, 15 July 2014

Local police are playing a central role in silencing opposition to the inhuman conditions the workers face, including the non-payment of wages.

Hundreds demonstrate in Dublin in support of locked-out waste collection workers

By Jordan Shilton, 15 July 2014

Workers in Dublin are protesting a lockout imposed by Greyhound Recycling.

Australian government covers up CBA bank scandal

By Terry Cook, 15 July 2014

The bank’s financial planning companies not only misled clients into buying high risk products but also fabricated documents.

Mine and car job cuts drive up Australia’s unemployment

By Mike Head, 15 July 2014

Falling commodity prices and restructuring by mining and auto companies are expected to send the jobless rate even higher.

New in Greek

Ο Σοσιαλισμός και ο Αγώνας Ενάντια στον Ιμπεριαλιστικό Πόλεμο
Δήλωση της Διεθνούς Επιτροπής της Τέταρτης Διεθνούς

15 Ιουλίου 2014

Εκατό χρόνια μετά το ξέσπασμα του Πρώτου Παγκoσμίου Πολέμου και 75 χρόνια μετά την έναρξη του Δεύτερου Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, το ιμπεριαλιστικό σύστημα απειλεί για μια ακόμη φορά την ανθρωπότητα με καταστροφή.

New in Polish

Socjalizm a Walka Przeciwko Imperialistycznej Wojnie
Oświadczenie Międzynarodowego Komitetu Czwartej Międzynarodówki

15 lipiec 2014

Sto lat od wybuchu pierwszej wojny światowej i 75 lat po rozpoczęciu drugiej wojny światowej, system imperialistyczny ponownie zagraża ludzkości katastrofą.

New in Portuguese

Quem é o responsável pelas catástrofes no Oriente Médio?

Por Bill Van Auken, 15 de julho de 2014

“Os Estados Unidos da América não são os responsáveis pelo que está acontecendo na Líbia, assim como não são os responsáveis pelo que está acontecendo no Iraque hoje em dia,” declarou o Secretário do Estado John Kerry

New in French

Il faut défendre les droits des travailleurs et des jeunes immigrants

Par Bill Van Auken, 15 juillet 2014

L'administration Obama, le Parti républicain et les médias de la grande entreprise ont tous cherché à criminaliser les travailleurs immigrants, incluant les dizaines de milliers d'enfants qui sont récemment arrivés à la frontière sud des États-Unis.

New in German

Die toxische Krise der israelischen Gesellschaft

Von Barry Grey, 15. Juli 2014

Es besteht eine enge Verbindung zwischen der Gewalt, mit der die israelische Regierung in Gaza vorgeht, und dem Entstehen faschistischer Elemente innerhalb Israels, die dazu fähig sind, einen unschuldigen palästinensischen Jugendlichen brutal zu ermorden.

Ukraine: Luftwaffeneinsatz gegen Großstädte

Von Christoph Dreier, 15. Juli 2014

Die Rücksichtslosigkeit und Brutalität der ukrainischen Streitkräfte erhöht die Gefahr einer direkten militärischen Konfrontation mit Russland.

NSA-Spionageskandal: Warum reagiert Stefan Kornelius so wütend?

Von Johannes Stern, 15. Juli 2014

So mancher Leser der Süddeutschen Zeitung dürfte sich verwundert die Augen gerieben haben. Auf der Meinungsseite des Blatts fanden sich US-kritische Kommentare ihres außenpolitischen Ressortleiters, Stefan Kornelius.

Wiener Justiz geht gegen Demonstranten vor

Von Denis Krassnin, 15. Juli 2014

Josef S., einem Studenten aus Jena, drohen fünf Jahre Haft, weil er Anfang dieses Jahres gegen den rechtsextremen „Wiener Akademikerball“ demonstriert hat.

Beziehungen zwischen irakischer Regierung und Kurdenregion brechen zusammen

Von James Cogan, 15. Juli 2014

Premierminister Nuri al-Maliki hat der kurdischen Führung vorgeworfen, an einer Verschwörung mit dem Islamischen Staat im Irak und Syrien beteiligt zu sein.

Edward Snowden muss Asyl in Russland verlängern

Von Thomas Gaist, 15. Juli 2014

Der NSA-Whistleblower war 2013 gezwungen, die Asylvereinbarung mit Russland einzugehen, weil zahlreiche Regierungen seinen Asylantrag abgelehnt hatten.

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Perspective

Torture and death in America’s prisons

15 July 2014

A series of press reports document the fact that torture is widespread in America’s sprawling prison system.

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Commentary

Why is Stefan Kornelius so angry over the CIA spying scandal in Germany?

By Johannes Stern, 15 July 2014

Readers of the Süddeutsche Zeitung rubbed their eyes in disbelief when they saw a comment critical of Washington by the paper’s chief foreign correspondent, Stefan Kornelius.

The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy

By Tom Carter, 14 July 2014

Six family members murdered in suburban Houston, Texas

By David Walsh, 14 July 2014

The US spy scandal and the return of German imperialism

Australian minister whitewashes Sri Lankan repression

Amid fraud investigations in twenty states
For-profit education chain Corinthian College implodes

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

SEP campaigns against water shutoffs in Detroit

By Jake Dean, 15 July 2014

A Detroit-area teacher said, “To shut off water and give no alternative to these people, the whole world should be appalled.”

The Detroit water shutoffs: A social crime

By Lawrence Porter—Chairman of the Detroit Workers Committee, 15 July 2014

Up to 150,000 households—behind on their bills by as little as two months, or $150—have been targeted for water shutoffs.

SEP campaign against Detroit water shutoffs evokes warm response from Chrysler workers

Video: Detroit residents speak out on water shutoffs

By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2014

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

15 July 2014

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

Teamsters shut down truckers strike at southern California ports

By Gabriel Black, 14 July 2014

UK public sector workers explain their decision to strike

London teachers speak on the public-sector strike

By our reporters, 12 July 2014

Arts Review

Prasanna Vithanage’s With You, Without You: The human impact of Sri Lanka’s communal war

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 14 July 2014

Interesting music in 2014 so far

HBO’s Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr. and Ida

Two hundred years since the publication of Waverley
Sir Walter Scott and the drama of history

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on Independent Workers Inquiry into Water Pollution

14 July 2014

The meeting will present the inquiry’s report into the water pollution in Weliweriya. Please note the change in venue.

25 years ago: Soviet coal miners defy Stalinist regime

By the end of this week in 1989, the wildcat strikes of Soviet coal miners spread from Siberia to regions as far as Ukraine, involving hundreds of thousands.

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50 years ago: Urban uprising in Harlem

On July 18, 1964, thousands of black workers and youth poured into the streets of Harlem in rioting sparked by the brutal police murder of 15-year-old James Powell.

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75 years ago: US miners union betrays workers’ struggle in “Harlan County War”

A protracted and bloody strike by 13,000 coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky was betrayed by the United Mineworkers of America leadership on July 19, 1939.

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100 years ago: Preparations for war escalate in Europe

This week in July 1914, the major European powers escalated their preparations for war in the wake of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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