Gaza death toll climbs over 1,800

By Peter Symonds, 5 August 2014

The latest 72-hour ceasefire could evaporate just as quickly as the last.

Demonstration against Gaza massacre in Berlin: “Enough is enough!”

By our reporters, 5 August 2014

Despite a campaign of official intimidation, hundreds of people demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday against the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

Anti-Gaza war demo in Manchester, UK

By Tony Robson, 5 August 2014

Protests in France against Israeli war on Gaza

By Pierre Mabut, 5 August 2014

The slaughter in Gaza: A warning to the international working class

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Obama hosts Africa summit amid deepening global crises

By Bill Van Auken, 5 August 2014

The summit, convened amid the crises in Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq, is part of a bid to compete with China in the scramble for African markets and resources.

EU, US intensify confrontation with Russia

By Christoph Dreier, 5 August 2014

The US and European Union are stepping up their campaign against Russia as the Ukrainian army intensifies its attack on the civilian population in the east of the country.

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Earthquake in southern China leaves nearly 400 dead

By Ben McGrath, 5 August 2014

Eyewitnesses described the scenes as resembling a battlefield after bombardment.

US researcher victimized over article opposing nuclear weapons

By Tom Hall, 5 August 2014

The Los Alamos National Laboratory fired respected security expert James Doyle after retroactively declaring his scholarly article classified.

Canada’s telecoms aid state surveillance by handing over personal data

By Ed Patrick, 5 August 2014

Federal police agencies are making well over a million requests each year for personal subscriber information from the telecommunications companies.

New York judge upholds US efforts to seize emails from Microsoft

Obama defends CIA torturers

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Sri Lankan president appoints advisory panel to head off UN human rights inquiry

By Panini Wijesiriwardane, 5 August 2014

Rajapakse is attempting to give his own bogus inquiry some credibility, while signaling his willingness to accommodate to Washington.

Bogus agrarian reform ends in the Philippines

By Dante Pastrana, 5 August 2014

Despite the limited character of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, the Philippine Congress has ended any further acquisitions of private land.

Lloyds Bank admits fixing repo rate

By Jean Shaoul, 5 August 2014

Lloyds, in which the British Treasury has a 24 percent stake following the bank’s collapse in 2008, admitted that four of its staff had defrauded the Treasury.

New in Russian

Перемирие в Газе нарушено — Израиль усиливает кампанию террора

Питер Саймондс, 5 августа 2014 г.

Будучи уверенным в том, что Вашингтон и международная пресса поддержат его, правительство Израиля не побеспокоилось всерьез ни о соблюдении условий перемирия, ни о начале переговоров с группами представителей палестинцев в Египте.

New in Turkish

Gazze’deki katliam uluslararası işçi sınıfına bir uyarıdır

Peter Symonds, 5 Ağustos 2014

İsrail’in Gazze’deki saldırısı, savaşa, militarizme ve kemer sıkma gündemine karşı işçi sınıfı direnişine karşı her bir ülkede başvurulacak olan yöntemlere ilişkin bir uyarıdır.

Guy Charron (1962-2014):
Troçkizmin Kanadalı savaşçısı

Keith Jones, 5 Ağustos 2014

Onun her türlü özveriye hazır olması, siyasi ve teorik olarak kapitalizmin krizine ve devrimci önderliğin belirleyici önemine ilişkin Marksist bir kavrayış ile mayalanmış bir ruh zenginliğinin ürünüydü.

New in French

Le massacre à Gaza: un avertissement à la classe ouvrière internationale

Par Peter Symonds, 5 août 2014

Les crimes qui sont actuellement commis à Gaza sont l’expression la plus brutale de ce que l'on réserve à la classe ouvrière internationale.

Guy Charron, 1962-2014: un militant canadien pour le trotskysme

Par Keith Jones , 5 août 2014

C’est avec une immense tristesse que nous annonçons le décès de Guy Charron, un dirigeant du Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Canada) et un collaborateur au travail quotidien du WSWS.

New in German

Die Lehren des 4. August

Von Ulrich Rippert, 5. August 2014

In dieser Woche jährt sich zum hundertsten Mal jener verhängnisvolle Tag, an dem die deutsche Sozialdemokratie den Kriegskrediten für den Ersten Weltkrieg zustimmte.

Das Morden in Gaza: Eine Warnung an die internationale Arbeiterklasse

Von Peter Symonds, 5. August 2014

Die Kriegsverbrechen in Gaza sind der brutalste Ausdruck dessen, was gegen die internationale Arbeiterklasse vorbereitet wird.

„Genug ist genug!“ – Berliner Demonstration gegen Gaza-Krieg

Von unseren Reportern, 5. August 2014

Am Samstag demonstrierten Hunderte Menschen in Berlin gegen die Kriegsverbrechen im Gazastreifen. Sie verurteilten auch die deutsche Medienkampagne gegen die Antikriegsproteste.

EU verschärft Konfrontation mit Russland

Von Christoph Dreier, 5. August 2014

Während die ukrainische Armee im Osten des Landes eine humanitäre Katastrophe anrichtet, verschärfen die USA und die EU den Kurs gegen Russland.

Ostukraine: Kiew verschärft Angriff, humanitäre Krise droht

Von Julie Hyland, 5. August 2014

Etwa 230.000 Menschen wurden durch den Bürgerkrieg des prowestlichen Kiewer Regimes in der Ukraine zu Binnenvertriebenen.

August 1914: Das Märchen von der allgemeinen Kriegsbegeisterung

Von Verena Nees, 5. August 2014

Neuere wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen und Studien belegen, dass vor allem unter Arbeitern eine massive Ablehnung des Kriegs vorherrschte.

Guy Charron, 1962-2014: Ein kanadischer Kämpfer für den Trotzkismus

Von Keith Jones, 5. August 2014

Mit großer Trauer geben die World Socialist Web Site und das Internationale Komitee der Vierten Internationale (IKVI) den Tod von Guy Charron, einem der Führer der Socialist Equality Party (Kanada) und täglichem Mitarbeiter der WSWS, bekannt.

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Perspective

One hundred years since the outbreak of World War I

5 August 2014

The only progressive solution was not the victory of one or another imperialist power, but the overthrow of the capitalist system.

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Obituary

Guy Charron, 1962-2014: Canadian fighter for Trotskyism

By Keith Jones, 2 August 2014

It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Guy Charron, a leader of the Socialist Equality Party (Canada) and a daily collaborator in the work of the WSWS.

Mehring Books

Foreword to The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 1 August 2014

This essay by David North is the foreword to The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, now available at Mehring Books.

Commentary

The return of German Great Power politics and the attacks on the historian Fritz Fischer

By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 5 August 2014

The Berlin political scientist Herfried Münkler is conducting a fierce campaign against Fritz Fischer, who has been a major influence on the understanding of German responsibility for the First World War.

The lessons of August 4, 1914

By Ulrich Rippert, 4 August 2014

Are you ready for nuclear war?

By David North and Alex Lantier, 30 July 2014

This is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

US immigration attorney: “I deal with great numbers of children and young adults fleeing violence and poverty”

Death of Eric Garner at hands of New York police ruled a homicide

Arts Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, or Yawn of the Planet of the Apes

By Kevin Martinez, 4 August 2014

John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man brought to the screen

By Joanne Laurier, 1 August 2014

Interview with Professor Ian Duncan on Sir Walter Scott: The novel “as a kind of total environment of human life”

By David Walsh, 31 July 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Low turnout at Detroit “Water Affordability” stunt

By our reporters, 4 August 2014

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25 years ago: US and Mexico agree on debt-reduction plan

August 7, 1989, a high-level meeting in Mexico City between US and Mexican officials resulted in a debt-reduction agreement devised to safeguard the interests of the most powerful US banks.

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50 years ago: US Congress passes Gulf of Tonkin resolution

On August 7, 1964 the Senate and the House of Representatives passed a resolution giving the president virtually unlimited authority to escalate the US war in Vietnam.

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75 years ago: US establishes War Resources Board

As the ruling class of the United States readied for all-out war, the Army and Navy commands announced on August 9, 1939 the formation of the War Resources Board.

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100 years ago: Germany invades Belgium

In the opening days of World War I, the military forces of Germany crossed the border into Belgium August 4, 1914 as part of a flanking operation against French forces.

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