Kiev regime blocks humanitarian aid as fighting spreads in eastern Ukraine

By Christoph Dreier, 15 August 2014

Kiev blocked the Russian humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine while expanding its attacks on cities controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

Gaza, Ukraine and US preparations for urban warfare

The fascist atrocities in east Ukraine and the fraud of “humanitarian” war

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Missouri governor shifts tactics against Ferguson protests

By Patrick Martin, 15 August 2014

Democrat Jay Nixon ordered the state police to take control of operations in the working class suburb of St. Louis.

“I believe they are trying to move toward martial law”
Protesters denounce police killing of Michael Brown

By our reporters, 15 August 2014

On Thursday, demonstrations and vigils were held across the United States to denounce the police killing of Brown and the military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri.

Social inequality fuels anger over police killing of St. Louis youth

Los Angeles police shoot and kill unarmed man

The police murder in St. Louis and the militarization of American society

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Dropping initial pretext, Obama vows to continue Iraq intervention

By Bill Van Auken, 15 August 2014

The Pentagon reported that a supposedly desperate humanitarian crisis on Mount Sinjar, a principal pretext for the US military intervention, no longer existed.

The war cabal in Washington

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Snowden discusses US surveillance and cyber-warfare programs in interview with Wired

By Thomas Gaist, 15 August 2014

The NSA is developing “autonomous cyber-warfare software” through a program called MonsterMind, Snowden said

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German economy contracts as Europe slides closer to recession

By Stefan Steinberg, 15 August 2014

US-EU trade sanctions launched against Russia and the conflicts in the Middle East are exacerbating the economic crisis in Europe.

No significant recovery in world economy, says US Fed official

Signs of serious problems in Chinese and Japanese economies

By Nick Beams, 15 August 2014

The sharp slowdown in credit expansion in China and the contraction in Japan will impact on the world economy.

Pakistani opposition parties launch anti-government protest

By Sampath Perera, 15 August 2014

The so-called “Freedom March” is demanding Prime Minister Sharif’s resignation and the formation of an unelected interim government.

NZ Internet-Mana Party meeting promotes nationalist, pro-business agenda

By John Braddock, 15 August 2014

The Wellington campaign meeting ignored the growing dangers of war and focussed on parochial domestic politics.

US: Market Basket workers protest ousting of CEO, threat to jobs and benefits

By Mike Ingram, 15 August 2014

Two hundred workers at the New England grocery chain have been notified that they will be considered to have abandoned their posts if they do not return to work by August 15.

New in Turkish

ABD savaşçı birlikleri Irak’a geri dönüyor katliam uluslararası işçi sınıfına bir uyarıdır

Patrick Martin, 15 Ağustos 2014

ABD müdahalesinin gerçek amacı, ne Obama tarafından geçtiğimiz hafta açıklanmış olan “insani” gerekçeler ne de Bağdat ile Erbil’deki ABD personelini koruma ihtiyacıdır.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Fašističa svirepost u istočoj Ukrajini i prevara zvana “humanitarni” rat

Alex Lantier, 15. avgust 2014.

Nakon što su napali Jugoslaviju, Libiju i Irak pod izgovorom da je invazija jedini načn da se zaštite civili, NATO snage se sada okreću za 180 stepeni i zahtjevaju da se njihovom marionetskom režimu dozvoli da ubija žitelje istoče Ukrajine neometen.

New in French

Kiev promet de bloquer le convoi d’aide russe à destination de l’Ukraine orientale

Par Christoph Dreier, 15 août 2014

L’armée ukrainienne est en train de créer une catastrophe humanitaire en Ukraine orientale et le gouvernement à Kiev bloque l’acheminement des fournitures d’urgence à la population.

Des travailleurs et des étudiants en Australie discutent du programme anti-guerre du SEP

Par nos reporters, 15 août 2014

Le danger grandissant d'une troisième guerre mondiale a été souligné lors d'une série de réunions fructueuses organisées par Le Parti de l’Egalité socialiste (Socialist Equality Party, SEP) et l’organisation Etudiants et Jeunes internationalistes pour l’Egalité sociale (EJIES).

New in German

Gaza, Ukraine: USA bereiten urbane Kriegführung vor

Von Bill Van Auken, 15. August 2014

Angesichts wachsender sozialer Spannungen in Europa haben gewisse Schichten der herrschenden europäischen Elite den Eindruck gewonnen, dass kampferfahrene faschistische Schläger sich in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft als nützlich erweisen könnten.

Kiew stoppt Hilfslieferungen

Von Christoph Dreier, 15. August 2014

Die ukrainische Armee hat am Donnerstag ihre Angriffe auf die von prorussischen Separatisten kontrollierten Gebiete im Osten des Landes ausgeweitet. Ob Hilfslieferungen ins Land gelassen werden, bleibt unklar.

Türkei: Erdogans Wahlsieg kündigt Verschärfung von sozialen und politischen Konflikten an

Von Halil Celik und Jean Shaoul, 15. August 2014

Das bemerkenswerteste an der Abstimmung war die geringe Beteiligung in einem Land, in dem Wahlpflicht herrscht.

EU-Berater: Einsatz des Militärs gegen Streiks und Aufstände

Von Denis Krassnin, 15. August 2014

Ein Think Tank der EU rät den Regierenden, soziale Aufstände militärisch niederzuschlagen, um die Reichen vor den Armen zu schützen.

Snowden darf weitere drei Jahre in Russland bleiben

Von Thomas Gaist, 15. August 2014

Die Entscheidung fiel in einer Situation verschärfter Kriegshetze gegen Russland und rief auf Seiten amerikanischer Politiker und Medien wütende Reaktionen hervor.

Fünfzig Jahre nach der Tonkin-Resolution

Von Patrick Martin, 15. August 2014

Der amerikanische Kongress stimmte aufgrund einer gefälschten Schilderung von angeblichen Zusammenstößen zwischen Schiffen der amerikanischen Marine und nordvietnamesischen Patrouillenbooten fast einstimmig für eine unbefristete Militäraktion in Vietnam.

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Perspective

Ferguson, Missouri: War comes home

15 August 2014

The military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri has ripped aside the veneer of democracy to expose an incipient police state. This is what martial law looks like.

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Socialist Equality Party

Defend the rights of immigrant workers! Unite the working class of North, Central and South America!
Resolution of the SEP (US) Third National Congress

14 August 2014

This resolution of the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US) was adopted unanimously on August 6, 2014.

Oppose the Israeli assault on Gaza!
Resolution of the SEP (US) Third National Congress

9 August 2014

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

Scottish workers speak for a “no” vote in independence referendum

By our reporters, 15 August 2014

One worker opposed to the separatist referendum said, “We can work together to get rid of the whole rotten system.”

Arts Review

Actress Lauren Bacall, Hollywood star at 19, dies in New York

By David Walsh, 15 August 2014

Bacall, one of the few surviving performers prominently identified with Hollywood films in the 1940s, died at her home in New York City on Tuesday at the age of 89.

Get On Up: The James Brown story

By Joanne Laurier, 14 August 2014

Tate Taylor’s film biography attempts with considerable success to penetrate the James Brown phenomenon. As the famed American singer-performer, Chadwick Boseman is mesmerizing.

Lockout deadline at New York’s Metropolitan Opera extended

By Fred Mazelis, 14 August 2014

Comic actor and performer Robin Williams, dead at 63

By David Walsh, 13 August 2014

Delaware Art Museum sells masterworks to pay construction debts

Obituary

Condolences on the death of Guy Charron

12 August 2014

In the two weeks since Comrade Guy Charron’s tragic death, the SEP (Canada) has received many condolence letters from comrades around the world.

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

Turkey: Erdoğan’s presidential win presages deepening social, political conflicts

By Halil Celik and Jean Shaoul, 14 August 2014

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

By Peter Symonds, 4 August 2014

Luxury goods sales soar amid global economic slump

By Josh Varlin, 13 August 2014

Obama’s “recovery” and the social crisis in America

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Storm brings widespread flooding to southeast Michigan

By Muhammad Khan, 14 August 2014

Detroit mayor employs damage control as city prepares to resume water shutoffs

Judge Rhodes and his royal entourage tour Detroit

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

15 August 2014

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

Bangladesh’s government mobilises police to attack striking garment workers

By Wimal Perera, 14 August 2014

Australia: Sydney university staff and students oppose job cuts

By Zac Hambides, 14 August 2014

Science

The use of archaeology in Jerusalem as a political weapon

By Matthew MacEgan, 14 August 2014

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.”

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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