UN Security Council resolution on “foreign terrorist fighters” targets democratic rights

By Joseph Kishore, 25 September 2014

The resolution, proposed by the Obama administration, comes as the major powers are implementing a raft of antidemocratic measures under the guise of a renewed “war on terror.”

South Korea backs Washington’s war in Syria and Iraq

By Ben McGrath, 25 September 2014

The bombing of Syria and unending US war

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Germany’s Die Zeit: Publishing war propaganda in weekly installments

By Johannes Stern, 25 September 2014

The supposedly liberal weekly Die Zeit exemplifies the transformation of the media into a propaganda tool for war and militarism.

An attempt to rehabilitate Hitler

Ebola outbreak grows exponentially

By David Brown, 25 September 2014

International health agencies predict the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could affect hundreds of thousands.

Police crack down on renewed protests in Ferguson, Missouri

By Eric London, 25 September 2014

Police arrested demonstrators Tuesday night as the Department of Justice invoked a little-known Civil Rights Act statute to curb freedom of the press at public meetings in the tense St. Louis suburb.

From Detroit to Ferguson: The brutal face of American capitalism

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Colorado high school students protest “patriotism” indoctrination

By Thomas Gaist, 25 September 2014

Hundreds of Jefferson County students walked out of classes this week in opposition to a school board proposal that US history courses promote "patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, and respect for authority."

UAW creates new class of low-paid workers in deal at Indiana Lear plant

By Alexander Fangmann, 25 September 2014

Although UAW leaders said the deal would end the hated two-tier wage system, 40 percent of the workforce will be reclassified as “subassembly” workers making poverty-level wages.

Atlanta Symphony lockout enters third week

By Fred Mazelis, 25 September 2014

The Atlanta Symphony’s music director has come out in support of the orchestra musicians.

Once again, UN climate meeting comes up empty

By Daniel de Vries, 25 September 2014

The leaders of major capitalist countries, including the US, Britain and France, offered nothing more than platitudes and empty pledges about action on global warming.

UN envoy: Destruction in Gaza “truly shocking”

By Jean Shaoul, 25 September 2014

Following Israel’s 50-day war against a defenceless civilian population, most of Gaza’s 1.8 million inhabitants are now dependent on food aid.

Unending austerity pledged by UK Conservatives and Labour alike

By Robert Stevens, 25 September 2014

Labour is positioning itself as the most favoured and trusted instrument to impose austerity on behalf of the financial aristocracy.

French Prime Minister Valls travels to Berlin

By Stéphane Hugues, 25 September 2014

The meeting of French Prime Minister Valls with German Chancellor Merkel cannot hide the growing Franco-German tensions in Europe.

Australian terrorist laws a cover for anti-democratic measures

By Mike Head, 25 September 2014

On the pretext of combatting “jihadists,” the Abbott government and the Labor opposition are pushing through parliament bills that extend the police-state framework erected over the past decade.

Australian “foreign fighter” bill extends police powers

By Mike Head, 25 September 2014

Australian economy caught in global downdraft

By Nick Beams, 25 September 2014

After escaping the full effects of the international financial crisis in 2008, Australia is being severely impacted by the ongoing global breakdown.

Sri Lanka: Government support plunges in provincial election

By Saman Gunadasa, 25 September 2014

The result in the Uva election reveals growing hostility and anger toward the government and its austerity agenda.

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Le bombardement de la Syrie et la guerre perpétuelle des Etats-Unis

Par Bill Van Auken, 25 septembre 2014

Le caractère sommaire du discours prononcé mardi par Obama a clairement montré que Washington ne se sent plus obligé de même expliquer à la population américaine, et encore moins de justifier, ses interventions militaires à l’étranger.

La victoire du «non» en Écosse et la crise de l’État nation britannique

Déclaration du Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Royaume-Uni), 25 septembre 2014

La victoire du «non» sur la séparation de l’Écosse n’a en rien diminué les dangers que doit affronter la classe ouvrière.

Le NPA cherche à légitimer les guerres du gouvernement français pour le partage de l’Afrique

Par Kumaran Ira, 25 septembre 2014

Le NPA affirme cyniquement que, maintenant que le Parti socialiste bourgeois de « gauche » dirige la France, les guerres sanglantes menées par la France en Afrique sont motivées par un souci de sécurité pour ce continent.

La France bloque la livraison des porte-hélicoptères Mistral à la Russie

Par Stephane Hugues, 25 septembre 2014

Cette décision souligne les tensions croissantes entre impérialismes au sein de l’OTAN provoquées par la guerre par procuration que celle-ci mène en Ukraine.

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Die Bombardierung Syriens und der uneingeschränkte Krieg der USA

Von Bill Van Auken, 25. September 2014

Die Oberflächlichkeit von Obamas Stellungnahme am Dienstag hat deutlich gemacht, dass sich Washington nicht einmal mehr dazu verpflichtet fühlt, seine Militärinterventionen im Ausland vor der amerikanischen Bevölkerung zu erklären, geschweige denn sie zu verteidigen.

Die Zeit: Kriegspropaganda im Wochentakt

Von Johannes Stern, 25. September 2014

Die angeblich liberale Wochenzeitung Die Zeit steht exemplarisch für die Umwandlung der Medien in Propagandainstrumente für Krieg und Militarismus.

Air France verschiebt Auslagerung von Arbeitsplätzen

Von unseren Reportern, 25. September 2014

Angesichts wachsenden Widerstands von Arbeitern bei Air France verschiebt die Airline die Gründung ihrer Billigtochter vielleicht.

Lufthansa besteht auf Kürzung der Übergangsversorgung der Piloten

Von Dietmar Henning, 25. September 2014

Die Piloten werden durch die Expansion von Billig-Fluggesellschaften unter Druck gesetzt, in denen die Gehälter und Altersregelungen weit unter denen von Lufthansa und anderer großer Airlines liegen.

Grüner Ministerpräsident stimmt Verschärfung des Asylrechts zu

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 25. September 2014

Der Bundesrat hat Serbien, Mazedonien und Bosnien-Herzegowina zu „sicheren Herkunftsstaaten“ erklärt. Ausschlaggebend war die Stimme des grünen Ministerpräsidenten von Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann.

Der ehemalige französische Präsident Nicolas Sarkozy kehrt in die Politik zurück

Von Alex Lantier und Stéphane Hugues, 25. September 2014

Sarkozy’s einstündiges TV Interview zur Hauptsendezeit zeichnete ein krasses Bild von der politischen Krise in Frankreich und ganz Europa.

New in Spanish

La caza de brujas de Steven Salaita y el nuevo macartismo

Por Bill Van Auken, 24 de septiembre de 2014

La victimización política de Salaita en nombre de la "democracia" es otro preaviso escalofriante de que los derechos democráticos fundamentales, incluyendo la libertad académica, son incompatibles con una sociedad dominada por la desigualdad social y el belicismo.

Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto 2014 – Parte 1
Algo diferente en el cine

Por David Walsh, 24 de septiembre de 2014

En el Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto se exhibieron algunas notables películas, entre las 284 cintas de largometraje y 108 cortometrajes de ochenta países.

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Perspective

Deceit and delusion at the United Nations

25 September 2014

What above all distinguished Obama's speech was the complete disconnect between its assertions and political reality.

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Arts Review

Video: WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh speaks on the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

25 September 2014

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival presented a number of films about the foreclosure crisis and homelessness as well as about drone warfare.

New York Public Library exhibition on US entry into World War I

By Fred Mazelis, 25 September 2014

“Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind” describes the way in which propaganda and mass media “were used to shape and control public opinion about the war” a century ago.

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 2
Phoenix and Labyrinth of Lies: German history and other complex questions

By Joanne Laurier, 24 September 2014

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Obituary

Robert Poli, blacklisted leader of PATCO union, dies at 78

By Tom Mackaman, 25 September 2014

Poli led the 1981 strike of air traffic controllers that was crushed by the Reagan administration with the connivance of the AFL-CIO

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit officials defend water shutoffs

By Jerry White, 25 September 2014

US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes will issue a ruling Monday on a lawsuit seeking an injunction to stop the shutoff of water for thousands of low-income households.

Detroit bankruptcy judge holds hearing on water shutoffs

By Thomas Gaist, 23 September 2014

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Science

US and Indian probes successfully reach Mars orbit

By Patrick Martin, 25 September 2014

Mangalyaan is designed to showcase the growing technical abilities of the Indian Space Research Organization, especially following the failure of a Chinese mission to Mars in 2012.

The Struggle Against War

Video: Detroit residents speak out against war

By Tim Rivers and Seraphine Collins, 24 September 2014

Commentary

Australian police kill teenager amid anti-Muslim “terrorism” hysteria

By James Cogan, 24 September 2014

Proposals to further restrict access to White House follow security breach

By Barry Grey, 24 September 2014

The witch-hunting of Steven Salaita and the new McCarthyism

US plans to invest $1 trillion in nuclear weapons arsenal

One in five US workers laid off during the recession still unemployed

US prison population increases for first time since 2009

Scottish Referendum Campaign

Former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan declares for Scottish National Party

By Julie Hyland, 23 September 2014

Scotland’s No vote and the crisis of the British nation state
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

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Workers Struggles

Air France delays outsourcing of jobs amid pilots strike

By our reporters, 24 September 2014

No to the Quebec Liberals’ Bill 3!
For a working class counteroffensive to defend pensions and public services!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 24 September 2014

Quebec: Mass protest against gutting of municipal workers’ pensions

By a WSWS reporting team, 23 September 2014

Socialist Equality Party

The return of German militarism and the tasks of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany)
Resolution of the Special Conference Against War of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

20 September 2014

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Meetings of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK): For a new socialist anti-war movement!

23 September 2014

25 years ago: Hundreds of thousands protest apartheid in South Africa

On September 22, 1989 and over the next several days, hundreds of thousands marched against apartheid throughout South Africa.

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50 years ago: Warren Commission publishes JFK assassination cover-up

On September 24, 1964, the official presidential committee convened to investigate the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy released its findings in an 889-page report.

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75 years ago: Japan suffers defeat in Battle of Changsha

The occupying Japanese army launched a fresh offensive in southern China against Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, on September 24, 1939.

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100 years ago: World War I fighting reaches Tahiti

On September 22, 1914, German warships attacked Papeete in French Polynesia, as the bloody battles of the first month of World War I reached Tahiti in the Pacific.

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