Marines in Kuwait; Turkey joins US coalition
New steps to wider war in Middle East

By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2014

Despite Obama’s pledge of no boots on the ground, more than 17,000 US ground troops in Kuwait could be quickly deployed in the new war in Syria and Iraq.

US war against the people of Syria and Iraq

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Obama deported a record 438,421 people last year

By Andre Damon, 3 October 2014

The Obama administration has now deported more people than any other presidency.

Hong Kong chief executive seeks to defuse protests

By Peter Symonds, 3 October 2014

In his effort to end the protests, Leung had the support of sections of the official opposition that are just as fearful as Beijing of spiralling social unrest.

India tilts still closer to Washington

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 3 October 2014

During his summit meeting with Obama, Prime Minister Modi signaled his readiness to align India still more closely with the US’s predatory global agenda.

Washington partially lifts ban on the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam

By Joseph Santolan, 3 October 2014

The announcement marks a significant escalation of Washington’s war drive against China.

Federal judge opens door to the shredding of California public worker pensions

By Gabriel Black, 3 October 2014

The ruling in the Stockton case will encourage a wave of bankruptcies across America’s most populous state

Revelations of brutality deepen crisis over New York’s Rikers Island prison

By Philip Guelpa, 3 October 2014

Rikers Island is one of the most notorious examples of the national policy of mass incarceration.

Seattle workers to be hit by transit fare increases, cuts to service

By Christine Schofelt, 3 October 2014

A proposed two-tier fare scheme in Seattle is an effort to distract from rising rates and cuts in public transit service.

King County, Washington, budget proposes layoffs and deep cuts to social services

By Richard Vargas, 3 October 2014

Serbian government slashes wages and pensions

By Paul Mitchell, 3 October 2014

Cuts announced by Prime Minister Vucic will see public sector salaries over €211 per month reduced by around 10 percent and those above €844 cut by 20 percent.

German public television turns out propaganda on Ukraine

By Sibylle Fuchs, 3 October 2014

Both of Germany’s public television broadcasters, ARD and ZDF, have come under strong criticism for their biased reporting on Ukraine.

Death sentence for Bangladesh Islamic leader commuted

By Sarath Kumara, 3 October 2014

The ruling is in line with the Hasina government’s manoeuvres against the opposition Bangladesh National Party and other political rivals.

Australia: Opposition Labor Party votes for deep budget cuts

By Mike Head, 3 October 2014

In parliament yesterday, Labor backed bills that will severely affect working class families, students and disabled workers.

New in Turkish

Türkiye Suriye’de askeri rol için sıraya giriyor - 1

Jean Shaoul, 3 Ekim 2014

Türkiye, Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın Cuma günü Birleşmiş Milletler’de (BM) yaptığı konuşmanın ardından, Irak ve Suriye’deki ABD savaşlarında askeri bir rol almaya hazır olabilir.

Türkiye Suriye’de askeri rol için sıraya giriyor - 2

Jean Shaoul, 3 Ekim 2014

Suriye’deki iç savaş, şimdi, kısmen AKP iktidarının sağcı İslamcı grupları destekleme ve onların Türkiye’den faaliyet göstermesine izin verme kararının bir sonucu olarak, Türkiye’nin sınır güvenliğini tehdit ediyor.

New in Spanish

Guerra de Estados Unidos contra Siria e Irak

Por Patrick Martin, 3 octubre 2014

Estados Unidos anuncia que a los bombardeos en Irak y Siria harán caso omiso a que haya o no víctimas civiles.

Un juez de Estados Unidos declara que la gente de Detroit no tiene derecho al agua

Por Jerry White, 3 octubre 2014

El juez Steven Rhodes expresó, ante todos, la norma de lucro que sirve de guía a las clases de poder de todo el mundo.

El regreso de Robert Altman: El juego de Hollywood (The Player)

Por David Walsh, 3 octubre 2014

Esta es la segunda parte de El Cielo entre las hojas de David Walsh

New in French

Un juge fédéral déclare que les résidents de Detroit n'ont pas de « droit fondamental » à l'eau

Par Jerry White, 3 octobre 2014

Dans une décision rendue lundi, le juge de la faillite des États-Unis Steven Rhodes a rejeté une demande de mettre fin aux coupures d'eau massives à Detroit, en déclarant que les habitants de la ville n'avaient pas de « droit fondamental » au service d'aqueduc.

L'Etat s'apprête à tailler dans les allocations familiales et les dépenses de santé

Par Stéphane Hugues, 3 octobre 2014

Les coupes actuellement mises en oeuvre affecteront de vastes sections de la classe ouvrière et des classes moyennes.

Deux néo-fascistes élus lors de la défaite du PS aux élections sénatoriales

Par Antoine Lerougete, 3 octobre 2014

Les élections au Sénat français le 28 septembre représentent encore une défaite cuisante pour le Parti socialiste.

New in German

Die Rückkehr des deutschen Militarismus – Bilanz eines Jahres

Von Peter Schwarz, 3. Oktober 2014

Vor einem Jahr verkündete Bundepräsident Gauck, dass Deutschland wieder nach der Stellung einer Weltmacht strebt. Heute bestimmt dieser Anspruch nicht nur die deutsche Außenpolitik, sondern auch das Geschehen im Innern des Landes.

USA führen Krieg gegen syrische und irakische Bevölkerung

Von Patrick Martin, 3. Oktober 2014

Wie das Weiße Haus mitteilt, gelten die Beschränkungen, die bei Drohnenangriffen zivile Opfer verringern sollen, nicht für Syrien und den Irak.

Hongkong: Studentenführer drohen mit Ausweitung der Proteste

Von Peter Symonds, 3. Oktober 2014

Die drängenden sozialen Fragen, vor denen die arbeitende Bevölkerung in Hongkong steht, finden keinen Ausdruck in den Forderungen der Parteien und Organisationen, die die Proteste organisieren.

Innenminister de Maizière attackiert Flüchtlinge

Von Christoph Dreier, 3. Oktober 2014

De Maizière reagiert auf die Folter von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland, indem er gegen Migranten hetzt, ausländerfeindliche Demonstrationen verteidigt und den Staatsapparat aufrüstet.

Indien stärkt strategische Beziehungen mit Vietnam

Von John Roberts, 3. Oktober 2014

Die Präsidenten von Indien und Vietnam veröffentlichten eine gemeinsame, eindeutig gegen China gerichtete Erklärung, in der sie die Sicherheit im Südchinesischen Meer für wichtig erklärten.

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Perspective

The revival of German militarism: One year on

3 October 2014

The return of German imperialism to the battlefields of the world is a profoundly destabilizing element in an already unstable world.

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Commentary

US social inequality in two graphs
Income gains after recessions increasingly go to the wealthy

By Tom Hall and Andre Damon, 2 October 2014

CIA document details cover-up of drug trafficking by Contras

By Thomas Gaist, 2 October 2014

Pseudo-left New Anti-capitalist Party backs France’s “war on terror” agenda

By Francis Dubois, 2 October 2014

“Poisonous” economic combinations preparing new international crisis

By Nick Beams, 1 October 2014

What way forward for the Air France pilots’ strike?

The legacy of US Attorney General Eric Holder

The midterm elections and the political crisis in the US

Workers Struggles

Indian contract workers continue strike at state-owned energy company

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 3 October 2014

Striking Neyveli Lignite Corporation contract workers in the southern India state of Tamil Nadu are defying a high court back-to-work order.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

3 October 2014

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

Montreal: Witch-hunt against city workers opposed to pension cuts

By Laurent Lafrance, 1 October 2014

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 4
Iraqi Odyssey and other pictures of the modern world

By David Walsh, 2 October 2014

Miners Shot Down: Documentary about the 2012 Marikana massacre

By Derek Bell and Martin Kreickenbaum, 1 October 2014

An evaluation of South African novelist Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)

By Sandy English, 30 September 2014

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Michael Banda, former leader of the British WRP, dies at age 84

29 September 2014

Until the crisis that erupted in the Workers Revolutionary Party in 1985, Banda was a central leader of the British Trotskyist movement for more than three decades.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

A US judge declares Detroit residents have no right to water

By Jerry White, 1 October 2014

The model for America: Ruling elites dispense with democracy in Detroit

By Jerry White, 29 September 2014

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

Police Violence in America

Los Angeles police kill about one person per week

By Kevin Martinez, 30 September 2014

More arrests in Ferguson, Missouri after police chief “apologizes”

By Eric London, 29 September 2014

More on the Killing of Michael Brown »

Mississippi prison inmates indefinitely detained and subject to “barbaric” conditions

By Matthew MacEgan, 29 September 2014

Notes on police violence in America
Police kill at least 20 people in the past week

By Tom Hall, 26 September 2014

25 years ago: Crackdown on strikers in the USSR

On October 4, 1989, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, presided over by Michael Gorbachev, decreed an immediate ban on strikes in “important industries,” including coalfields, power plants and transportation.

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50 years ago: Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley

On October 1, 1964, an attempt by University of California police to arrest a former student, Jack Weinberg, ignited what came to be called the Berkeley Free Speech Movement.

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75 years ago: Warsaw falls to invading German troops

The Nazi siege of the Polish capital Warsaw ended October 1, 1939, when German troops marched into the city unhindered.

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100 years ago: British troops massacre Sikh deportees from Canada

On October 2, 1914, rioting broke out near Calcutta, India when Sikhs who had been denied the right to migrate to Canada resisted efforts by British colonial authorities to put them on board a train for the Punjab.

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The Struggle Against War

Video: Detroit residents speak out against war

By Tim Rivers and Seraphine Collins, 24 September 2014