New Federal Reserve report
US median income has plunged, inequality has grown in Obama “recovery”

By Andre Damon, 6 September 2014

The Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, released Thursday, shows that the income of a typical US household has fallen by 12 percent in just six years.

Year-low US job growth in August

By Andre Damon, 6 September 2014

The Obama administration and American labor

NATO steps up anti-Russian moves as ceasefire begins in Ukraine

By Jordan Shilton, 6 September 2014

Demonstrating NATO’s renewed focus on Eastern Europe, Poland announced it would host the next NATO summit, scheduled for 2016.

German government discusses massive increase in military spending

By Christoph Dreier, 6 September 2014

German media steps up its warmongering

By Johnnes Stern, 6 September 2014

Ukraine and the militarization of Europe

Seventy-five years since the outbreak of World War II

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US forms ten-nation coalition to escalate war in Iraq, Syria

By Patrick Martin, 6 September 2014

The agreement was announced by US officials after a meeting of the ten countries on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Wales.

ISIS atrocities and US imperialism

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Department of Justice launches investigation into Ferguson police

By Gabriel Black, 6 September 2014

Designed as a public relations move to “restore trust” in the police department, the inquiry will do nothing to stop the attack on democratic rights.

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

From Detroit to Ferguson: The brutal face of American capitalism

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Day four of the confirmation hearings
Financial advisor details social cuts, increased policing in Detroit bankruptcy plan

By Thomas Gaist, 6 September 2014

Conway MacKenzie consultant Charles Moore detailed plans to slash city services and tear down buildings.

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Hundreds arrested at union-organized fast-food protests across the US

By Fred Mazelis, 6 September 2014

The unions are seeking to latch onto the legitimate grievances of workers to bolster the Democratic Party, which has presided over a wholesale assault on the working class.

France: Calais mayor demands crackdown on migrants, threatens to block port

By Stéphane Hugues, 6 September 2014

Natacha Bouchart is demanding that Britain help fund the repression of migrants trapped in Calais as they seek to reach Britain.

Australia-India uranium deal strengthens economic and strategic ties

By Peter Symonds, 6 September 2014

The uranium pact removes an obstacle to closer military relations between Australia and India as part of broader US efforts to forge an anti-China bloc.

India: NLC contract workers launch indefinite strike

By Arun Kumar, 6 September 2014

Workers are demanding permanency of jobs, wage hikes and higher bonuses.

National income falls sharply in Australia

By Mike Head, 6 September 2014

Real national income per person declined for the second year in a row, driven by falling export prices.

Australia’s asylum-seeker policies claim another victim

By Terry Cook, 6 September 2014

The tragic death of Hamid Kehazaei, a young Iranian, is a direct outcome of Canberra’s brutal detention of refugees.

New in Polish

Polski premier Tusk zostanie nowym przewodniczącym Rady Europejskiej

Christoph Dreier, 6 wrzesień 2014

Powołanie Tuska na stanowisko przewodniczącego Rady Europejskiej jest prowokacyjnym sygnałem planów eskalacji konfrontacji z Rosją.

New in French

L’EI, ses atrocités et l’impérialisme américain

Par Patrick Martin, 6 septembre 2014

Depuis plus d’un demi-siècle, l’impérialisme américain développe des groupes intégristes islamiques réactionnaires au Moyen-Orient.

Au sommet de l’OTAN, les Etats-Unis et l’Europe menacent la Russie et préparent des opérations militaires contre l’EI

Par Jordan Shilton, 6 septembre 2014

Depuis plus d’un demi-siècle, l’impérialisme américain développe des groupes intégristes islamiques réactionnaires au Moyen-Orient.

Le NPA est responsable de la politique réactionnaire du nouveau gouvernement PS

Par Anthony Torres, 6 septembre 2014

Le Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste, ayant appelé à voter pour Hollande aux présidentielles en 2012, est responsable de la politique de son gouvernement.

New in German

Nato-Gipfel: USA und Europa bedrohen Russland und wollen Krieg gegen Isis führen

Von Jordan Shilton, 6. September 2014

Führende Nato-Mächte, vor allem die Vereinigten Staaten, sind die treibende Kraft in beiden Krisen, sowohl in Osteuropa, als auch im Nahen Osten.

Deutsche Regierung diskutiert massive Aufrüstung

Von Christoph Dreier, 6. September 2014

Mitglieder der Regierungsfraktionen sprachen sich im Zuge des Nato-Gipfels in Wales für eine deutliche Aufstockung des Militäretats aus.

Der Kampf gegen Krieg und die politischen Aufgaben der Socialist Equality Party
Resolution der SEP (USA) von ihrem dritten nationalen Parteitag

6. September 2014

Resolution des dritten nationalen Parteitags der Socialist Equality Party der Vereinigten Staaten vom August 2014.

Streiks der Lokführer und Piloten
Regierung und DGB planen Angriff aufs Streikrecht

Von Dietmar Henning, 6. September 2014

Der DGB und die Bundesregierung nutzen die Streiks der Piloten und Lokführer, um eine drastische Einschränkung des Streikrechts gesetzlich zu verankern.

Pro-Israel Kundgebung in Frankfurt am Main

Von Marianne Arens, 6. September 2014

Unter dem missbräuchlichen Motto „Nie wieder Judenhass“ feierten hochrangige Politiker den Staat Israel und denunzierten jeden als „Antisemiten“, der die Kriegsverbrechen der israelischen Armee an den Palästinensern im Gaza kritisiert.

EZB senkt Leitzins und kündigt Ankauf von Wertpapieren an

Von Nick Beams, 6. September 2014

Die europäische Zentralbank hat angesichts der Zuspitzung der Wirtschaftslage in Europa eine neue Runde der Finanzstimulierung eingeleitet.

Nach Polizeimord in Ferguson: ISO fordert "schwarze Agenda"

Von Tom Eley, 6. September 2014

Als Reaktion auf die zunehmende Desillusionierung der Arbeiterklasse mit der Demokratischen Partei fordert die ISO eine Verschärfung der Identitätspolitik.

Fall Oury Jalloh: BGH bestätigt Urteil des Magdeburger Landgerichts

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 6. S

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Perspective

Capitalist breakdown and the drive to war

6 September 2014

Just as in the period prior to 1914, a deepening breakdown of the global capitalist system is fuelling the drive to a new world war.

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Arts Review

World War I remembered through British art
Truth and Memory at the Imperial War Museum, London, until March 2015

By Tom Pearse, 6 September 2014

A major retrospective at the Imperial War Museum London features the work of British artists sent to capture the reality of the First World War.

Willie Nelson’s Band of Brothers: A songwriter returns

Commentary

The police-military crackdown in Ferguson, the assault on democratic rights, and the record of the World Socialist Web Site

By Tom Carter, 6 September 2014

The World Socialist Web Site, employing the method of Marxist analysis, has traced the various stages of the assault on democratic rights and sought to explain its relationship to fundamental historical and social processes related to the deepening crisis of American and world capitalism.

Obama and the financial aristocracy

By Andre Damon, 5 September 2014

European Central Bank cuts rates and announces asset purchasing program

By Nick Beams, 5 September 2014

North Carolina frame-up: Two innocent men jailed for 30 years

By Patrick Martin, 5 September 2014

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

By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2014

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting at University of Michigan connects police violence to imperialist war

By Naomi Spencer, 6 September 2014

IYSSE National Secretary Andre Damon outlined the interconnection between the increase in police brutality and stepped-up US military aggression overseas.

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.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

6 September 2014

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

Scottish referendum campaign

Veteran Scottish nationalist Jim Sillars denounces fight for socialism

By Steve James, 5 September 2014

Scottish National Party arms police in preparation for rising social opposition

By Jordan Shilton, 4 September 2014

The class issues in the Scottish referendum

By Chris Marsden, 2 September 2014

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

History

Fifty years since the Rochester, New York riots

By Jonathan White, 5 September 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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