Obama announces open-ended war in Iraq and Syria

By Patrick Martin, 11 September 2014

The nationally televised speech from the White House set no limits on the escalation of US military violence in the Middle East.

Obama’s war in Iraq and Syria

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

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Amnesty International documents war crimes by pro-Kiev militia

By Julie Hyland, 11 September 2014

A report from Amnesty International confirms the Ukrainian government is using extreme-right militias to suppress political opposition.

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

Ukraine and the militarization of Europe

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Report to G20 outlines jobs and wages disaster

By Nick Beams, 11 September 2014

Low growth will continue to dampen employment prospects and lead to widening income inequality across the G20 countries.

UK party leaders in emergency visit to Scotland as official No campaign offers more regional powers

By Jordan Shilton, 11 September 2014

The fact that a right-wing separatist project can secure such widespread support reflects the bankruptcy of the entire “Better Together” No campaign and popular hatred for the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour parties.

The class issues in the Scottish referendum

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Ferguson residents denounce police violence at City Council meeting

By Andre Damon, 11 September 2014

Residents demanded the prosecution of the officer who killed Michael Brown and the dropping of all charges against demonstrators.

From Detroit to Ferguson: The brutal face of American capitalism

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Verizon cashes in on sale of former operations centers in New York

By Mark Witkowski, 11 September 2014

Verizon New York has sold buildings which previously housed its operations centers employing thousands of workers.

Germany: Union leader condemns train drivers’ strike

By Dietmar Henning, 11 September 2014

The new chairman of the German Trade Union Federation, Reiner Hoffmann, has sided with corporate management against the strikers.

South African trade union federation promotes illusions in Castroism
Part one

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 11 September 2014

This is the first of a two-part article on the promotion of Castroism by the Congress of South African Trade Unions.

New Zealand Greens: A party of big business and militarism

By Tom Peters, 11 September 2014

The Greens are campaigning for the September election on the basis of being more “fiscally responsible” and pro-market than Labour or National.

New in Persian

سوسیالیسم و نبرد با جنگ امپریالیستی

بیانیه کمیته بین المللی انترناسیونال چهارم
3 جولای 2014

صد سال پس از آغاز جنگ جهانی اول و 75 سال پس از آغاز جنگ جهانی دوم، بار دیگر نظام امپریالیستی خطر بروز فاجعه ای دیگر را در برابر بشریت قرار داده است.

قساوت های داعش و امپریالیسم امریکا

پاتریک مارتین
4 سپتامبر 2014

قتل وحشیانه استیون ساتلوف روزنامه نگار امریکایی خشم و نفرت میلیونها نفر در سراسر جهان را برانگیخته است. با این حال، ضروری است علاوه بر همدردی با خانواده ساتلوف علل عمیق تر این فاجعه را دریابیم.

New in Spanish

La Guerra de Obama en Irak y Siria

Por Barry Grey, 11 de septiembre de 2014

Estados Unidos lanza guerra contra Irak y Siria.

Se desmoronan ingresos familiares en EE.UU.

Por Andre Damon, 11 de septiembre de 2014

Varias crónicas indican que los ingresos están en colapso.

Derrame de aguas tóxicas de una mina de cobre en un río del norte de México

Por Matthew Brennan, 11 de septiembre de 2014

Derrame de aguas tóxicas de una mina de cobre en un río del norte de México.

New in French

La guerre d’Obama en Irak et en Syrie

Par Barry Grey, 11 septembre 2014

La guerre contre l’EI sert à camoufler un programme non avoué dont l'objectif principal est de renverser le régime de Bachar al-Assad en Syrie.

New in German

Obamas Krieg im Irak und in Syrien

Von Barry Grey, 11. September 2014

Der Krieg gegen Isis ist die Tarnung für eine Agenda, über die nicht gesprochen wird, in deren Zentrum der Sturz des Regimes von Bashar al-Assad in Syrien steht.

Niederländischer Bericht über Flugzeugabsturz in Ukraine setzt Vertuschung fort

Von Robert Stevens, 11. September 2014

Der Zwischenbericht des niederländischen Sicherheitsrates über den Absturz von Flug 17 der Malaysian Airlines wird von den imperialistischen Regierungen als Bestätigung dargestellt, dass regierungsfeindliche Rebellen in der Ostukraine das Flugzeug abgeschossen hätten.

Vorbereitung auf Widerstand der Bevölkerung: Scottish National Party rüstet Polizei auf

Von Jordan Shilton, 11. September 2014

Die Diskussionen um eine "Amerikanisierung" der schottischen Polizei müssen ernst genommen werden, vor allem in Anbetracht der jüngsten Ereignisse in Ferguson, Missouri.

DGB-Chef Hoffmann verurteilt Lokführerstreiks

Von Dietmar Henning, 11. September 2014

Der neue DGB-Vorsitzende Reiner Hoffmann stellt sich demonstrativ auf die Seite der Konzernvorstände, Politiker und Medien, die seit Tagen gegen die Streikenden hetzen.

Die Neue Antikapitalistische Partei und die politische Krise in Frankreich

Von Anthony Torres, 11. September 2014

Die NPA wird die neue Regierung weiter verteidigen, obwohl sie die rechteste Regierung seit dem Vichy-Regime im Zweiten Weltkrieg ist.

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Perspective

Thirteen years after the September 11 attacks
CIA torture and the “war on terror”

11 September 2014

Recent events have confirmed that the highest levels of the US government and American intelligence authorized the most barbaric forms of torture.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting opposes water shutoffs, bankruptcy

By WSWS reporters, 11 September 2014

Workers, students and retirees attended an emergency meeting of the Detroit Workers Action Committee to adopt a program calling for the independent political mobilization of the working class.

City-owned assets hived off in Detroit bankruptcy deals

By Jerry White, 11 September 2014

The Detroit-Windsor tunnel and the suburban pipelines of the city’s water and sewerage system will be leased out as part of Detroit’s restructuring plan.

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Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan provincial election: Oppose the drive to war and austerity

By the Socialist Equality Party, 11 September 2014

The government and opposition parties are engaged in a nationalist and chauvinist campaign to blind workers and youth to the real political issues they face.

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.

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

2 September 2014

Commentary

The Ray Rice case and the violence of American football

By Alan Gilman and Jerry White, 10 September 2014

Australian government signals purchase of Japanese submarines

By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2014

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

By Philip Guelpa, 10 September 2014

Pennsylvania mother sentenced to jail for giving daughter abortion pill

By Tom Eley, 10 September 2014

The collapse of household income in the US

Bowing to Senate Democrats
Obama reneges on pledge to ease deportations

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

Arts Review

Atlanta Symphony locks out its musicians

By Fred Mazelis, 9 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

Scottish referendum campaign

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

By Jordan Shilton, 8 September 2014

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

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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