Dutch report into Ukraine jetliner disaster continues cover-up

By Robert Stevens, 10 September 2014

The Dutch Safety Board’s preliminary report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is being portrayed by imperialist governments as confirmation that anti-Kiev rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down the plane.

US, EU intensify military threats against Russia

By Kumaran Ira, 10 September 2014

The US and the EU are escalating military threats against Russia, while preparing a raft of new economic sanctions targeting key sections of the Russian economy.

Obama commits US to war against Russia in defense of Baltic states

Ukraine and the militarization of Europe

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France’s new government shaken by early ministerial resignation

By Anthony Torres, 10 September 2014

The Elysée presidential palace announced the resignation of Thomas Thévenoud, the minister for foreign trade, tourism, and overseas Frenchmen.

The New Anti-capitalist Party and the political crisis in France

Australian government signals purchase of Japanese submarines

By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2014

While the choice is being presented in economic terms, such a decision would have far-reaching geo-political ramifications.

New Jersey, New York part of a national trend
Northeastern US states seek to cut public worker pensions

By Philip Guelpa, 10 September 2014

Governments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York are mounting efforts to severely reduce public worker pension benefits.

Detroit bankruptcy spearheads nationwide attack on pensions

Pennsylvania mother sentenced to jail for giving daughter abortion pill

By Tom Eley, 10 September 2014

Jennifer Ann Whalen, a single mother and nursing home aide, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in jail for providing her 16-year-old daughter with the “morning after pill.”

American Airlines contract worker killed at Detroit Metro Airport

By Shannon Jones, 10 September 2014

VonDre Gordon’s death was the second fatal industrial accident in the Detroit area in less than a week.

Former governor of Virginia found guilty on corruption charges

By Nick Barrickman, 10 September 2014

Former Republican governor of Virginia Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen were found guilty of 20 felony counts of corruption, conspiracy and fraud.

LAPD suppresses autopsy reports in police killings

By Kevin Martinez, 10 September 2014

Los Angeles Police Department detectives shot unarmed 24-year-old Ezell Ford six times in the back on August 11, less than two weeks after the August 2 killing of Omar Abrego.

America’s paramilitary police

Food and water deprivation, abuse and overcrowding in Michigan’s women’s prison

By Naomi Spencer, 10 September 2014

Statements by the ACLU and prisoners at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility describe widespread human rights abuses in Michigan’s only women’s prison.

Toronto’s mayoralty candidates ignore growing poverty

By Carl Bronski, 10 September 2014

A report compiled by the Social Planning Council and various community groups concluded that child poverty in Toronto has reached “epidemic” levels.

Germany: Official report speaks of “deliberate sabotage” by secret service in NSU case

By Sven Heymann, 10 September 2014

The final report of the Thuringia state parliamentary committee of inquiry into the series of murders by the far-right National Socialist Underground makes serious allegations against the state security authorities.

As budget impasse continues, scandals return to threaten Australian PM

By Mike Head, 10 September 2014

No “smoking guns” have yet been produced linking Abbott directly to either affair, but they involve major figures in his government.

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James Foley’in öldürülmesinden kim sorumlu?

Bill Van Auken, 10 Eylül 2014

Emperyalizm, devrimci bir işçi sınıfı hareketi tarafından durdurulmaması durumunda, insanlığı bir kez daha küresel bir katliama sürükleyecektir.

NATO, Rusya'ya karşı askeri hazırlıkları hızlandırıyor

Kumaran Ira, 10 Eylül 2014

ABD ve Avrupalı ​​güçler, Rusya'ya karşı pervasız askeri tırmanmayı hızlandırıyorlar.

Gazze’de süresiz ateşkes başladı

Peter Symonds, 10 Eylül 2014

İsrail ile Filistinli grupların Mısırdaki cunta aracılığıyla Kahire’de imzaladıkları anlaşmanın ardından, dün yerel saatle 19.00’da, Gazze’de açık uçlu bir ateşkes yürürlüğe girdi.

ABD ordusu Suriye’de operasyonlar başlatıyor

James Cogan, 10 Eylül 2014

Obama yönetimi, Esad yönetimi ile birlikte çalışmayı reddediyor ve rejim değişikliğini sağlamak için askeri operasyon seçeneğini açık bırakıyor.

New in French

Effondrement du revenu des ménages aux Etats-Unis

Par Andre Damon, 10 septembre 2014

Le rapport de la Fed n’est que la plus récente d’une série d’études sur l'augmentation continue de la pauvreté et de l’inégalité sociale, dans le contexte de ce qui est présenté comme une reprise après le krach de 2008.

Le nouveau gouvernement Valls secoué par la démission d'un secrétaire d'Etat

Par Anthony Torres, 10 septembre 2014

Les liens que le PS entretient avec l'extrême-droite et son dédain manifeste pour la classe ouvrière soulignent la décrépitude de la « gauche » bourgeoise française.

Défendons les droits des immigrés! Pour l’unité des travailleurs d'Amérique du nord, du centre et du sud!

10 septembre 2014

Le troisième congrès national du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (États-Unis) a adopté à l'unanimité cette résolution le 6 août dernier.

New in German

Der amerikanische Imperialismus und der Aufstieg des islamischen Extremismus in Syrien und im Irak

Von Niles Williamson, 10. September 2014

Die amerikanische Regierung und ihre europäischen Verbündeten tragen letzten Endes die Verantwortung für den Aufstieg der Isis und anderer islamischer extremistischer Organisationen wie der mit Al Qaida verbündeten al Nusra-Front in Syrien und dem Irak.

Thüringer NSU-Ausschussbericht spricht von „gezielter Sabotage“ der Geheimdienste

Von Sven Heymanns, 10. September 2014

Der Abschlussbericht zur Mordserie des Nationalsozialistischen Untergrunds (NSU) kommt einer schweren Anklage der staatlichen Sicherheitsbehörden gleich.

Bundesregierung beschließt schärfere Gesetze gegen „Armutszuwanderung“

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 10. September 2014

Mit ihren neusten Beschlüssen für Zuwanderer aus EU-Staaten hat die Bundesregierung die Freizügigkeit drastisch beschnitten.

Die Klassenfragen im schottischen Unabhängigkeitsreferendum

Von Chris Marsden, 10. September 2014

Wir geben hier die überarbeitete Version einer Rede wieder, die Chris Marsden, der nationale Sekretär der britischen Socialist Equality Party, am 27. August bei einer öffentlichen Veranstaltung in der Partick-Burgh-Halle in Glasgow gehalten hat.

Großbritannien:
Tory-Partei im Zwist über Schottlands mögliche Abspaltung

Von Julie Hyland, 10. September 2014

Das Referendum am 18. September über die Abspaltung Schottlands von Großbritannien führt in der konservativen Tory-Partei zur politischen Krise.

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Perspective

Obama’s war in Iraq and Syria

10 September 2014

The war on ISIS is camouflage for an unstated agenda, at the center of which is the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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Commentary

The Ray Rice case and the violence of American football

By Alan Gilman and Jerry White, 10 September 2014

Nowhere in the round-the-clock media coverage and sanctimonious statements of NFL officials, team owners and political figures has there been the slightest insight into the broader social causes of such violence.

The collapse of household income in the US

By Andre Damon, 9 September 2014

American imperialism and the rise of Islamic extremism in Syria and Iraq

By Niles Williamson, 9 September 2014

More on the crisis in Iraq and Syria »

Bowing to Senate Democrats
Obama reneges on pledge to ease deportations

By Patrick Martin, 9 September 2014

CIA employed “medieval” torture that brought prisoners “to the point of death”

By Thomas Gaist, 9 September 2014

Arts Review

Atlanta Symphony locks out its musicians

By Fred Mazelis, 9 September 2014

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

Science

The beginning of modern physics

By Henry Allan and Bryan Dyne, 9 September 2014

David Whitehouse’s Renaissance Genius: Galileo Galilei and His Legacy to Modern Science, provides a human portrait of Galileo, his times and his role in the advancement and popularization of science.

Workers Struggles

Canada: BC government escalates attack on striking teachers

By Keith Jones, 9 September 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

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

By Thomas Gaist, 6 September 2014

More on the Detroit Bankruptcy »

Scottish referendum campaign

Third televised debate in Scottish referendum: No one speaks for working people

By Jordan Shilton, 8 September 2014

The class issues in the Scottish referendum

By Chris Marsden, 2 September 2014

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

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.

History

Fifty years since the Rochester, New York riots

By Jonathan White, 5 September 2014

25 years ago: Hungarian Stalinist regime breaks with Soviet bloc

On September 8, 1989, the Hungarian People’s Republic opened its borders to allow some 10,000 citizens of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) to emigrate to West Germany via Austria, over the protests of the Stalinist government in East Berlin.

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50 years ago: Attempted coup in South Vietnam

On September 13, 1964, the puppet regime in South Vietnam of Major General Nguyen Khanh survived a coup led by former Interior Minister Lam Van Phat. Rebel troops occupied key positions in Saigon without resistance, taking over Khanh’s office and arresting several officers.

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75 years ago: Nazi terror in Poland

This week in 1939 saw the full-scale rout of the Polish army before the German invasion that had begun on September 1. France, Poland’s nominal ally, failed to open a second front by refusing to attack Nazi Germany from the west.

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100 years ago: German chancellor outlines war aims in secret “September program”

On September 9, 1914, German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg sent to his deputy in Berlin a secret document outlining Germany’s aims in the war that had broken out the previous month.

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