US escalates threats against Russia over Ukraine crash

By Alex Lantier, 21 July 2014

Though it remains unclear why MH17 crashed or what role Russia played in the tragedy, Washington is using it to escalate its offensive against Moscow and bring Europe into line with US policy.

The crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine

UK government, media demand punitive action against Moscow over MH17 crash

By Julie Hyland, 21 July 2014

Canada backs imperialist aggression in Gaza and Ukraine

By Richard Dufour, 21 July 2014

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Israeli forces slaughter hundreds in weekend blitz in Gaza

By James Cogan, 21 July 2014

Large numbers of civilians in Shuja’iya were caught in the shelling and fighting.

Protests in Israel against Gaza war

By Jean Shaoul, 21 July 2014

More than 400 people have been killed in Gaza, many of them children, and another 3,000 injured while thousands more have been forced to flee their homes.

French Socialist Party government attacks anti-Gaza war protests

By Kumaran Ira, 21 July 2014

The PS government is banning and attacking protests against the mass murder carried out by the Israeli state in Gaza.

London rally draws tens of thousands to protest Gaza invasion

By our reporters, 21 July 2014

Australia: Demonstrators denounce Israeli invasion of Gaza

By our reporters, 21 July 2014

Oppose the Israeli invasion of Gaza

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“The NYPD is a gang”
Outrage grows over use of police “chokehold” in death of New York man

By a reporting team, 21 July 2014

The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board reported more than 1,000 complaints about chokeholds in the past five years.

Obama administration added 1.5 million names to US terrorist watch list

By Niles Williamson, 21 July 2014

The numbers were divulged by administration lawyers in a suit filed by a northern Virginia man challenging the constitutionality of the government’s no-fly list.

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United Transportation Union demands historic concessions from train conductors

By Jeff Lusanne, 21 July 2014

The United Transportation Union has agreed to “transformative” changes that would allow one-man operation of many trains, threatening both workers’ jobs and public safety.

New Orleans firefighters’ pension fund lost 41 percent of value in 2013

By Tom Hall, 21 July 2014

Years of corruption within the pension board and underfunding by the city government have led to a catastrophe for the city’s firefighters.

Spain: Pseudo-left Podemos party presents “a programme for the country’s salvation”

By Alejandro López, 21 July 2014

Podemos aims to occupy the vacuum left by the collapse of the establishment parties to prevent growing social opposition from developing into a conscious political movement threatening capitalism.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Dow od 17,000: nadolazeća katastrofa

Nick Beams, 21. jula 2014.

Uspon Wall Street Dow Jones industrijskog indeksa iznad rekordnih 17,000 prošle nedelje je još jedan znak porasta eksplozivnih protivrečosti američog i globalnog finansijskog sistema.

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Пытки и смерть в тюрьмах Америки

Андре Деймон, 21 июля 2014 г.

Ряд сообщений американских СМИ вскрыл факт того, что пытки являются широко распространенной практикой в растущей тюремной системе США.

New in Spanish

Los Brics fundan un banco: Señal de divisiones económicas y políticas mundiales

Por Nick Beams, 21 Julio 2014

La decisión adoptadas por los países del grupo BRICS esta semana de fundar un banco para el desarrollo y un fondo de reserva de emergencia para hacer frente a acontecimientos adversos del sistema financiero global indica que existen serias diferencias entre ese grupo de países y los Estados Unidos.

New in French

Le crash du vol MH17 de la Malaysia Airlines en Ukraine

Par Alex Lantier, 21 juillet 2014

Les remarques faites vendredi par le président Barack Obama sur le crash tragique du vol MH17 en Ukraine orientale soulèvent beaucoup plus de questions qu'elles ne fournissent de réponses.

L'invasion israélienne de Gaza soutenue par les États-Unis sème la mort et la destruction

Par Bill Van Auken, 21 juillet 2014

Les opérations conduites dans la zone densément peuplée de la bande de Gaza par les colonnes de blindés et des dizaines de milliers de soldats ont fait monter en flèche le nombre des morts et des blessés.

Des chaînes de télévision américaines retirent de Gaza des journalistes critiques de l'invasion israélienne

Par Barry Grey, 21 juillet 2014

Deux jours de suite la semaine dernière, des journalistes faisant des reportages depuis la zone de guerre à Gaza et qui avaient manqué de soutenir inconditionnellement Israël, ont été retirés par les managers de chaînes de télévision américaines.

Le jour où les États-Unis ont abattu le vol 655 d'Iran Airlines

Par Niles Williamson, 21 juillet 2014

Qui a abattu l'avion de ligne malaisien au-dessus de l'est de l'Ukraine? Ceux qui pensent que le gouvernement américain est incapable de perpétrer un acte aussi abominable contre des civils innocents devraient réfléchir à la tristement célèbre affaire de la destruction du vol 655 d'Air Iran.

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Perspective

The assault on Gaza: A historic crime

21 July 2014

In its long and bloody history of aggression, Israel in the past four days has crossed a fundamental line. Its actions in Gaza are those of a society in a state of political and moral disintegration.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

“We are not living in a democratic society”
Opposition grows to Detroit water shutoffs

By our reporters, 21 July 2014

The shut off of water to tens of thousands of Detroit residents has provoked widespread anger and opposition throughout the city and beyond.

Detroit elites declare: “Water is not a social right”

By Jerry White, 18 July 2014

Workers and young people rally against water shutoffs in Detroit

By our reporters, 18 July 2014

Detroit Institute of Arts on track to become wholly owned corporate subsidiary

By David Walsh, 17 July 2014

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25 years ago: Stalinist regimes in Poland and Hungary on last legs

On July 25, 1989, Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa informed newly elected President Wojciech Jaruzelski that there would be no coalition government between Solidarity and the Communist Party.

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50 years ago: Record production, corporate profits in US

Led by the auto industry, US corporations reported record profits for the first half of 1964.

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75 years ago: Tensions mount between US and Japan

The Roosevelt administration renounced the nearly 30-year-old trade treaty between the United States and Japan on July 26, 1939.

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100 years ago: European powers begin mobilizing in preparation for war

On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to the Serbian government, in the wake of the assassination of Austrian Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo the previous month.

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Commentary

The day the US shot down Iran Airlines Flight 655

By Niles Williamson, 19 July 2014

Following Malaysian plane disaster: German media pushes for confrontation with Moscow

Australian political establishment threatens Russia over MH17 crash

Britain’s parliament rubber stamps police state surveillance law

By Robert Stevens, 19 July 2014

US networks remove reporters critical of Israeli attack on Gaza

By Barry Grey, 19 July 2014

Netroots conference applauds Democratic Party demagogy

By Patrick Martin, 19 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

IYSSE

IYSSE meeting in Wellington, New Zealand
The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war

The New Zealand ruling class has strengthened its ties with Washington and is supporting all its crimes and conspiracies.

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

United Nations report: US, UK surveillance programs violate international law

By Thomas Gaist, 18 July 2014

Australia: New terrorism scare used to unveil vast surveillance powers

By Mike Head, 18 July 2014

Swedish court upholds detention order against Julian Assange

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Workers Struggles

South Korean auto workers hold first strike of the year

By Ben McGrath, 19 July 2014