Anger erupts after police killing of unarmed teen in St. Louis, Missouri

By Eric London, 11 August 2014

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, shot Michael Brown in the head and chest on Saturday, the latest in a spate of police killings.

As political crisis erupts over police killing
New York police arrest man who taped Eric Garner’s death

By Sandy English, 11 August 2014

Baltimore enacts law fining parents whose children violate curfew

By Nick Barrickman, 11 August 2014

No end date for US military intervention in Iraq

By James Cogan, 11 August 2014

The Islamist ISIS movement is threatening to advance on Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region.

France backs renewed US war in Iraq

By Kumaran Ira, 11 August 2014

Assault on Donetsk risks war with Russia

By Niles Williamson, 11 August 2014

Washington hypocritically denounced possible Russian plans for a humanitarian intervention in east Ukraine amid the bloody offensive launched by the Western-backed regime in Kiev.

Tensions grow in Germany over threat of war with Russia

By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 11 August 2014

A conflict between two leading German business papers, Handelsblatt and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, reflects sharp tensions within ruling circles over foreign policy.

Canada providing military aid to Ukrainian regime as it wages war

By Richard Dufour, 11 August 2014

Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17

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150,000 protest in London against Israel’s siege of Gaza

By Paul Bond, 11 August 2014

The size of the action demonstrated the outrage felt by broad sections of the population at the horrific violence unleashed on the Palestinian people in Gaza.

London: Protesters denounce mass murder in Gaza and biased BBC media coverage

By our reporters, 11 August 2014

Continuing protests against Gaza massacre in Australia

By Zac Hambides, 11 August 2014

Over 100,000 protest in defence of Gaza in South Africa

By our reporter, 11 August 2014

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International emergency declared in Ebola outbreak

By John Rowe, 11 August 2014

The Ebola virus has already claimed the lives of nearly a thousand people in West Africa, amid a breakdown of health care systems in the impoverished region.

Fourth major party formed as Mexican Congress passes oil legislation

By Don Knowland, 11 August 2014

The politics of López Obrador’s MORENA party serves sections of Mexican capital, not the working class.

US stokes South China Sea tensions at ASEAN summit

By Peter Symonds, 11 August 2014

The US proposals were not designed to ease tensions in the region, but rather were aimed at painting China as the aggressor.

Pakistan: Opposition protests demand government’s resignation

By Sampath Perera, 11 August 2014

Eight protesters died and hundreds were injured in violent clashes with police on Friday and Saturday.

New in Turkish

Irak’taki IŞİD: ABD yapımı bir felaket

Barry Grey, 11 Ağustos 2014

Savaş kışkırtıcılarını silahsızlandırmak ve savaş suçlarını adalet karşısına çıkarmak işçi sınıfına düşüyor.

Mali çöküş tehlikesi için alarm çanları daha güçlü çalıyor

Nick Beams, 11 Ağustos 2014

Nasıl ki egemen seçkinler yeni bir bir savaştan ya da mali çöküşten kaynaklanacak olan sınıf çatışmalarına hazırlanıyorsa, işçi sınıfının da aynısını yapması gerekiyor.

New in French

ISIS en Irak: une catastrophe fabriquée aux États-Unis

Par Barry Grey, 11 août 2014

L’apparition d’ISIS est le résultat d’une catastrophe infligée à l’Irak par l’impérialisme.

Allemagne: Le parti Die Linke réprime l'opposition au militarisme

Par Ulrich Rippert, 11 août 2014

Die Linke utilise la guerre à Gaza comme une opportunité pour s'aligner inconditionnellement sur la politique étrangère du gouvernement.

Les dirigeants européens se servent des cérémonies de la Première Guerre mondiale pour pousser à de nouvelles guerres

Par Stefan Steinberg, 11 août 2014

Des représentants de 83 pays ont assisté aux cérémonies de commémoration dans la ville belge de Liège, les 4 et 5 août.

New in Persian

جنایات جنگی در غزه و ورشکستگی ناسیونالیسم

تحریریه ی بین الملی تارنمای جهانی سوسیالیست
25 جولای 2014

غزه آن چنان به صحنه جنایات جنگی دولت اسرائیل مبدل شده است که کلمات از توصیف آن عاجزند. بمباران مدرسه سازمان ملل بدست ارتش اسرائیل در بیت حانون 15کشته و 200تن زخمی بر جای گذاشته قربانیانی که بیشتر زنان و کودکان بودند، در این باره چه می توان گفت؟ ارتش اسرائیل مختصات تاسیسات را در اختیار دارد و می دانسته که در مواقع متعددی این منطقه جانپناه بسیاری از غیرنظامیان در برابر حملات بی امان زمینی و هوایی اسرائیل بوده است اما ارتش ان را بدون این ملاحظات بمباران کرد_پناهگاه های سازمان ملل چهار بار در طول هفته هدف حمله قرار گرفت.

صد سال پس از سارایوو

دیوید نورث
28 جوئن 2014

یک قرن از واقعه ای که آتش جنگ جهانی اول را شعله ور کرد گذشت. صبح روز یکشنبه، 28 ژوئن 1914 فرانس فردیناند، ولیعهد امپراطوری اتریش-مجارستان، در آخرین روز دیدار رسمی خود از بوسنی ترور شد. علیرغم شکل دلخراش ترور، انتظار نمی رفت ترور فرزند سلسله هاپسبورگ چنین پیامد عالمگیری در پی داشته باشد.

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Perspective

The war cabal in Washington

11 August 2014

The United States has gone to war again in Iraq, in defiance of popular opposition and without even a pretense of democratic debate.

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Socialist Equality Party

Oppose the Israeli assault on Gaza!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 9 August 2014

This resolution was adopted unanimously by the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States.

Video Report

SEP and IYSSE speak-outs at Australian universities on danger of new world war

By our reporters, 11 August 2014

Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality members spoke at campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.

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.

25 years ago: New York telephone striker killed by scab car on the picket line

On August 15, 1989, Edward “Gerry” Horgan was struck by a car driven by the daughter of a high-level manager who was scabbing on the strike by NYNEX telecommunications workers.

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50 years ago: US sends military aid to Congo

This week in 1964 the Johnson administration announced its intention to send B-26 bombers to aid the embattled regime of its Congo client, Moise Tshombe.

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75 years ago: Trotskyists force retreat of New York fascists

On August 17, 1939, a threatened counterdemonstration called by the Socialist Workers Party in New York City led fascist leader Father Coughlin to cancel a planned march to New York’s Union Square set for August 19.

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100 years ago: Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary

On August 12, 1914, just over a week after it had declared war against Germany, Britain declared war on Austria-Hungary, Germany’s principal ally.

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Commentary

Canada’s Harper marks World War I with bellicose address

By Keith Jones, 11 August 2014

Prime Minister Harper marked the centenary of the First World War with an address aimed at politically and ideologically conditioning the population for Canada’s participation in future imperialist wars.

ISIS in Iraq: A disaster made in the USA

By Barry Grey, 9 August 2014

Germany’s Left Party suppresses opposition to militarism

By Ulrich Rippert, 9 August 2014

Fed Report: Most US families can't raise $400

By Andre Damon, 9 August 2014

Japan’s defence white paper targets China

By Peter Symonds, 9 August 2014

New Zealand: Internet-Mana parties wage bogus anti-establishment campaign

By John Braddock, 9 August 2014

Alarm bells sound louder over danger of financial collapse

University of Illinois blocks appointment of professor critical of Israeli crimes in Gaza

Are you ready for nuclear war?

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.

History

Fifty years since the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

By Patrick Martin, 7 August 2014

August 1914 and the myth of general enthusiasm for war in the German working class

One hundred years since the outbreak of World War I

Book Review

A key moment in the prehistory of the Enlightenment

By Tom Carter, 9 August 2014

Greenblatt’s controversial book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and it has also come under attack as an “anti-religious diatribe.”

Arts Review

Bruce Weber’s Detroit: “Projection” as truth?
“I was really thinking just of my picture, instead of what life is really like”

By Seraphine Collins, 8 August 2014

The exhibition of the well-known fashion photographer’s work opened June 20 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and will run through September 7.

Science

A historic first in solar system exploration
Rosetta spacecraft becomes first manmade probe to orbit a comet

By Don Barrett, 8 August 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Snowden permitted to stay in Russia for three more years

By Thomas Gaist, 9 August 2014

UK government attempts to conceal its involvement in rendition and torture

By Robert Stevens, 9 August 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »