Obama’s “coalition of the willing” against Syria, Iran

By Peter Symonds, 15 September 2014

Using the pretext of attacking ISIS militias, the US has revived its plans directed at ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also against Syria’s backers, Iran and Russia.

US Congress to vote to fund Syrian “rebels”

By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2014

The House will act on Monday, followed shortly by the Senate, with both parties expected to provide top-heavy majorities for stepped-up US intervention in the Syrian civil war.

Families of journalists murdered by ISIS threatened with prosecution by US government

By Niles Williamson, 15 September 2014

Australian government commits warplanes, troops to Iraq war

By Zac Hambides and Peter Symonds, 15 September 2014

The war for regime-change in Syria

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Demonstration of two million organised by Catalan National Assembly

By Paul Mitchell, 15 September 2014

Despite its conflict with the Popular Party government over the control of resources, the Catalan government is in total agreement that the working class must pay for the economic crisis.

Peña Nieto pushes oil privatization in Mexico

By Eric London, 15 September 2014

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto used his September 2 State of the Union address to promote his agenda of turning over Mexico’s energy resources to foreign corporations.

Rhode Island pension-cutter wins Democratic primary

By John Marion, 15 September 2014

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, a former hedge fund manger with ties to the ultra-right Manhattan Institute, has made a national reputation as an enemy of public employees.

San Jose, California police acquire a drone

By Henry Allan, 15 September 2014

The drone, purchased with federal grant money, will be made available to 13 other bomb squads in the Bay Area.

Senate hearing whitewashes militarization of American police

New witnesses describe police murder of Michael Brown

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California Governor Brown signs sick leave bill

By Henry Allan, 15 September 2014

AB 1522, with its three paid sick days, is a political maneuver on the part of California Democrats, Governor Brown, and the unions in the lead-up to the elections in November.

Honolulu city officials vote to transfer homeless to former WWII internment camp

By Kevin Martinez, 15 September 2014

The City Council has moved to criminalize the homeless in order to maintain its beaches as a tourist attraction.

Sand mining in Wisconsin and Minnesota threatens access to safe water and clean air

By Gary Joad, 15 September 2014

The last decade has seen a rapid rise in sand mining in the US in line with the dramatic surge of hydro-fracturing.

French government threatens another war against Libya

By Stéphane Hugues, 15 September 2014

Paris is calling for a new intervention in Libya, supposedly to fight the Islamist forces it armed during the 2011 NATO war.

New in Italian

Il Movimento 5 Stelle di Grillo promuove l'imperialismo europeo

Di Marc Wells, 15 settembre 2014

Un portavoce del M5S critica il ruolo americano al fine di avanzare gli interessi del capitalism italiano e europeo.

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Le référendum écossais et les questions de classe

Par Chris Marsden, 15 septembre 2014

Le texte qui suit est une version abrégée d'un discours prononcé le 27 août dernier par le secrétaire national du Parti de l'égalité socialiste, Chris Marsden, lors d'une réunion publique au Patrick Burgh Hall, à Glasgow.

Une réunion du Detroit Workers Action Committee de Detroit s'oppose aux coupures d'eau et à la procédure de faillite de la ville

Par les journalistes du WSWS, 15 septembre 2014

Une réunion du Detroit Workers Action Committee de Detroit s'oppose aux coupures d'eau et à la procédure de faillite de la ville.

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Perspective

Six years since the Wall Street crash

15 September 2014

Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world economy has not only failed to recover, the conditions for a new financial catastrophe are in the making.

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Scottish referendum campaign

Counterfire attacks socialist opposition to Scottish nationalism

By Jordan Shilton, 15 September 2014

The Counterfire group, a split-off from Britain’s Socialist Workers Party, has published a political apologia for the Scottish National Party and Scottish nationalism.

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

By Jordan Shilton, 11 September 2014

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Book Review

Who Owns Germany? Documenting the widening gulf between rich and poor

By Gustav Kemper, 15 September 2014

Berger’s book reveals startling facts about the redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top of German society.

25 years ago: Strikers jailed in International Falls, Minnesota

On September 15, 1989, 12 of 28 strikers remained in jail in the iron range town of International Falls, Minnesota, while state and local authorities threatened to arrest hundreds more.

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50 years ago: Strom Thurmond quits Democratic Party

On September 17, 1964, South Carolina’s reactionary senator, Strom Thurmond, officially quit the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party in order to campaign for its nominee for the presidency, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona.

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75 years ago: Stalin orders Soviet army into Poland

On September 17, 1939,two-and-a-half weeks after Poland was invaded from the west by Nazi Germany, Soviet armed forces crossed Poland’s long eastern frontier.

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100 years ago: US peace treaties delay entry into World War I

On September 15, 1914, William J. Bryan, United States secretary of state under Woodrow Wilson, signed treaties for the “advancement of peace” with China, France, Great Britain and Spain.

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Obituary

Bala Tampoe (1922–2014): Socialist revolutionary turned class traitor

By Nanda Wickremasinghe and Wije Dias, 13 September 2014

Tampoe’s political degeneration was bound up with the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s backsliding, which culminated in its 1964 entry into a bourgeois government.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Video: Detroit resumes water shutoffs

By Tim Rivers, 13 September 2014

Regional authority a prelude for privatization of Detroit water system

Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting opposes water shutoffs, bankruptcy

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Commentary

IMF chief economist’s revealing expression of theoretical bankruptcy

By Nick Beams, 13 September 2014

US and EU expand economic sanctions against Russia

By Niles Williamson, 13 September 2014

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Ebola outbreak grows

Torture victim Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years

Political witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative on Australian campuses

Beppe Grillo’s M5S promotes European imperialism

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

The Ray Rice case and the violence of American football

Socialist Equality Party

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

By the Socialist Equality Party, 11 September 2014

SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Kandy, Galle and Gampaha

12 September 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

New documents detail NSA surveillance of Yahoo

By Thomas Gaist, 13 September 2014

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Arts Review

Atlanta Symphony locks out its musicians

By Fred Mazelis, 9 September 2014

Workers Struggles

British Columbia teachers’ union seeks to scuttle strike

By Keith Jones, 12 September 2014