NATO summit begins as anti-Russian measures heighten war danger

By Chris Marsden, 4 September 2014

At a press conference in Estonia, US President Barack Obama could scarcely conceal his hostility to anything that cut across preparations for the NATO summit to adopt a series of anti-Russian measures.

Polish Prime Minister Tusk to become new EU Council president

By Christoph Dreier, 4 September 2014

The appointment of Tusk as EU Council president is a provocative signal of plans to escalate the confrontation with Russia.

Australia to provide military backing for Ukraine regime

By Nick Beams, 4 September 2014

German President Gauck threatens Russia with war

Ukraine and the militarization of Europe

Seventy-five years since the outbreak of World War II

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After Socialist Party government reshuffle, neo-fascists offer to rule France

By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 4 September 2014

In an extensive Le Figaro interview, neo-fascist National Front leader Marine Le Pen declared that her party was ready to govern France.

The collapse of the French government: A crisis of capitalist rule in Europe

Detroit bond insurers press for sale of art and other city assets

By Thomas Gaist, 4 September 2014

Behind legal proceedings before a bankruptcy judge, a vicious struggle is being waged between the city’s creditors and their insurers.

Bankruptcy judge lets Detroit water shutoffs continue

By Lawrence Porter, 4 September 2014

From Detroit to Ferguson: The brutal face of American capitalism

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US insurers discourage the sick from enrolling in health plans

By Kate Randall, 4 September 2014

Health plans with narrow hospital networks and high out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs discriminate against patients with chronic health conditions.

Obama administration approves Pennsylvania plan to privatize and eliminate Medicaid as an entitlement

By Douglas Lyons, 4 September 2014

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Caltex Australia’s restructuring cuts hundreds more jobs

By Terry Cook, 4 September 2014

The oil company’s share price jumped to a record high after slashing 350 further jobs to deliver cost savings of around $100 million a year.

Contractor electrocuted at Detroit area auto parts facility

By Shannon Jones, 4 September 2014

The worker died when the boom of the truck he was driving brushed an overhead power line

New York mayor reneges on pledge to school bus drivers

By Daniel de Vries, 4 September 2014

Mayor de Blasio last week signed into law a school bus workers bill that failed to restore job protections.

India and Japan proclaim “special strategic, global partnership”

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 4 September 2014

Modi’s Japan trip launched a month of hectic diplomacy in which India’s prime minister will meet the heads of government of all the key powers in the military-strategic confrontation between US imperialism and China.

New in Turkish

ABD Ortadoğu'ya askeri müdahaleyi hızlandırıyor

Patrick Martin, 4 Eylül 2014

ABD Irak'ta IŞİD'e karşı saldırılarını artırırken, Obama yönetimi üzerinde, savaşı Suriye içine de genişletme yönünde giderek artan bir baskı var.

Obama yönetiminin askeri silahların polise sistematik transferini hedefleyen “gözden geçirme”si

Andre Damon, 4 Eylül 2014

Federal hükümet, yerel polis teşkilatları üzerine kısıtlayıcı bir etkide bulunmak şöyle dursun, polisin askerileştirilmesinin en aktif yardımcısı olmuştur.

New in Polish

Walka przeciwko wojnie i polityczne zadania Socjalistycznej Partii Równości

Uchwała Trzeciego Narodowego Kongresu SEP (USA), 4 wrzesień 2014

Trzeci Narodowy Kongres Socjalistycznej Partii Równości (USA) jednogłośnie zatwierdził tę uchwałę 5 sierpnia 2014 roku.

New in Russian

Угрозы Запада по отношению к России увеличивают опасность ядерной войны

Иоганнес Штерн, 4 сентября 2014 г.

Шаги к принятию Украины в НАТО подчеркивают тот факт, что саммит НАТО на следующей неделе нацелен на подготовку к возможной войне против России.

75 лет назад: пакт Гитлера-Сталина подписан в Москве

4 сентября 2014 г.

24 августа 1939 года германский министр иностранных дел Иоахим фон Риббентроп и советский министр иностранных дел Вячеслав Молотов встретились в Москве для подписания акта о ненападении между фашистской Германией и Советским Союзом.

New in French

A la veille du sommet de l’OTAN
Les Etats-Unis et l’OTAN intensifient les préparatifs militaires contre la Russie

Par Niles Williamson, 4 septembre 2014

Les Etats-Unis et leurs alliés européens se préparent à déployer des milliers de soldats de l’OTAN en Europe de l’Est en intensifiant leur action militaire agressive contre la Russie.

New in German

EU verschärft Sanktionen gegen Russland

Von Clara Weiss, 4. September 2014

Die Sanktionen verfolgen das Ziel, die russische Wirtschaft in die Knie zu zwingen, die sozialen Spannungen zu verschärfen und die Oligarchen gegen Präsident Wladimir Putin aufzubringen.

„Gefährliche Orte” – eine Rechtskonstruktion zur Aushebelung von Grundrechten

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 4. September 2014

Mit Hilfe einer Rechtskonstruktion, der Kennzeichnung bestimmter Gebiete als „gefährliche Orte“, kann die Polizei schon heute grundlegende demokratische Rechte außer Kraft setzen.

Wirtschaftsdaten zeigen beginnende weltweite Rezession

Von Nick Beams, 4. September 2014

Geldpolitische Unterstützungsmaßnahmen konnten die rückläufige Entwicklungen der Weltwirtschaft nicht aufhalten.

Argentinischer Generalstreik gegen steigende Preise und Arbeitsplatzabbau

Von Bill Van Auken, 4. September 2014

Die Regierung, die hinsichtlich der amerikanischen Hedgefonds eine nationalistische Haltung eingenommen hat, verurteilte die Arbeiter für das Führen eines "politischen" Streiks.

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Perspective

ISIS atrocities and US imperialism

4 September 2014

American imperialism has built up reactionary Islamic fundamentalist groups in the Middle East for more than half a century.

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Commentary

After police killing in Ferguson, ISO calls for a “Black agenda”

By Tom Eley, 4 September 2014

In response to growing working class disillusionment with the Democratic Party, the ISO is calling for a more stridently racialist brand of politics.

Class, race and the police killing in Ferguson, Missouri

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The Obama administration and American labor

By Andre Damon, 3 September 2014

Economic data show gathering global slump

By Nick Beams, 3 September 2014

Britain outlines new “anti-terror” laws

By Robert Stevens, 3 September 2014

US election campaign: Two right-wing parties offer no solution to social crisis

By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2014

Oppose the new imperialist war in Iraq!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 September 2014

Scottish referendum campaign

Scottish National Party arms police in preparation for rising social opposition

By Jordan Shilton, 4 September 2014

Talk of the “Americanisation” of the police in Scotland must be taken seriously, particularly in light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

The class issues in the Scottish referendum

By Chris Marsden, 2 September 2014

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

Arts Review

Willie Nelson’s Band of Brothers: A songwriter returns

By Hiram Lee, 2 September 2014

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Jaffna and Kandy

2 September 2014

The Fight Against War and the Political Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party
Resolution of the SEP (US) Third National Congress

25 August 2014

This is the main resolution of the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), adopted unanimously on August 5, 2014.

25 years ago: Last apartheid election in South Africa

The elections had been called to demonstrate backing for the anti-apartheid reformist measures of National Party leader F. W. de Klerk, and to prepare the way for the entry of the black elite into joint rule via the still-illegal African National Congress.

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50 years ago: US leftist Elizabeth Gurley Flynn dead at 74

The “Rebel Girl” of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) died September 5, 1964 at the age of 74 in Moscow, where she was visiting in her capacity as chairman of the Communist Party USA, a position she had held since 1961.

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75 years ago: Nazi invasion of Poland begins WWII

On September 1, 1939, the world was plunged once more into imperialist barbarism, just 21 years after the end of the First World War.

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100 years ago: First Battle of the Marne ends German offensive

On September 6, 1914, British and French forces counterattacked against the German army and brought to a halt its month-long offensive against France, which had reached the outskirts of Paris.

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