Drumbeat grows for US troops in Middle East war

By Peter Symonds, 13 October 2014

Top US general Martin Dempsey has again suggested that American military advisers will be needed in a frontline combat role.

Balkan states back US war in the Middle East

US, Turkey at odds over Syria intervention

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“Terrorist” sword seized in Australian police raids was plastic

By James Cogan, 13 October 2014

The revelation adds to already disturbing questions about the recent raids on 15 homes in five Sydney suburbs.

Protests continue against police violence in St. Louis

By Andre Damon, 13 October 2014

Several thousand people participated in a demonstration Saturday after St. Louis police killed yet another teenager last week.

Two months since the police murder of Michael Brown

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Greece proceeds with further austerity after government survives confidence vote

By John Vassilopoulos, 13 October 2014

The vote of confidence was taken after an opinion poll put pseudo-left opposition party SYRIZA ahead of the ruling New Democracy.

Britain: NHS at “breaking point,” say top health professionals

By Ajanta Silva, 13 October 2014

An open letter from the heads of a number of health professional bodies speaks of “signs of a system buckling under the twin crises of rising demand and flat lining budgets.”

German Social Democrat leader plans to expand arms industry

By Gustav Kemper, 13 October 2014

The SPD leader’s speech culminated with the demand for the reorganisation of the arms industry in the service of German foreign policy and building a powerful army.

German media attacks train drivers’ right to strike

By Dietmar Henning, 13 October 2014

The attacks on the train drivers’ right to strike will extend to all other workers defending their wages and social gains.

Majority of Buffalo, New York, children live in poverty
“The rich are getting richer and they don’t care about the poor”

By Michelle Ryan, 13 October 2014

The upstate New York city’s 50.6 percent child poverty rate ranks third worst in the nation, behind Detroit (59 percent) and Cleveland (54 percent).

Illinois governor race shows bipartisan lineup against workers

By Kristina Betinis, 13 October 2014

The unions are backing Democratic Governor Quinn, who has attacked pensions and teachers.

New York’s de Blasio administration defends spying on Muslims

By Isaac Finn, 13 October 2014

The NYPD used undercover cops to spy on Mosques as well as Muslim cultural centers and businesses in New York and New Jersey.

Marina Silva backs candidate of Brazilian right against Workers Party

By Bill Van Auken, 13 October 2014

With two weeks till the second-round vote, the candidate of the PSDB, Aecio Neves, has gained a clear lead in the polls against Workers Party President Dilma Rousseff.

Peru faces threat of housing bubble

By Cesar Uco, 13 October 2014

The rise of Peru’s GDP in recent years can be quickly erased, returning millions of Peruvians to conditions of extreme poverty.

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اقرار بایدن به تسلیح داعش

6 اکتبر 2014
پاتریک مارتین

جوزف بایدن، معاون رییس جمهوری آمریکا، در سخنرانی روز پنجشنبه خود در انجمن جان.اف کندی دانشگاه هاروارد، به مسئله ای اشاره کرد که رسانه های ایالات متحده آن را "گاف" خواندند. در حقیقت، او از حقیقتی شرم آور درباره سیاست دولت آمریکا پرده برداشت که غالبا در اظهارات مقامات دولتی و صاحب نظران رسانه ای ناروشن است.

اپیدمی ابولا: فاجعه ای اجتماعی در غرب آفریقا

9 اکتبر 2014
نیلز ویلیامسون

جهان، غرق در وحشت، وقوع فاجعه ی انسانی دیگری را به نظاره نشسته است. شیوع ابولا در غرب آفریقا و در کشورهای گینه، سیرالئون و لیبریا بیش از 8000 نفر را تاکنون مبتلا کرده است.

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Les grandes puissances temporisent alors que l’épidémie de fièvre Ebola a déjà fait plus de quatre mille victimes

Par Niles Williamson, 13 octobre 2014

Au lieu de sauver les victimes de la maladie, les Etats-Unis et les autres puissances occidentales cherchent à tirer avantage de la crise déclenchée par l’épidémie de fièvre Ebola pour renforcer leur présence militaire en Afrique de l’ouest.

Pendant que se tiennent les assemblées du FMI et de la Banque mondiale: les prévisions de croissance sont révisées à la baisse

Par Nick Beams, 13 octobre 2014

De telles révisions à la baisse ont été faites régulièrement depuis l'éruption de la crise financière mondiale en 2008.

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Perspective

Political issues in the Ebola crisis

13 October 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires immediate, massive global action to save lives and prevent the spread of the disease.

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Socialist Equality Party

A bipartisan conspiracy
Australian imperialism and the Middle East war
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

13 October 2014

The justification for war is no less a lie than the claims in 2003 that the US invasion of Iraq was about “weapons of mass destruction.”

October 15 public meeting at York University: Against Canada’s participation in Mideast war

13 October 2014

Canada’s ruling elite is taking a leading role in US aggression, signing Canada up for the new Mideast war and supporting Washington’s provocations against Russia and China.

David North lectures in US Midwest on lessons of 20th Century imperialism

By our reporters, 11 October 2014

Sri Lankan SEP anti-war campaign receives support among workers

Feature

Toxic fallout from US war produces record child birth defect rates in Iraq

By Thomas Gaist, 13 October 2014

Two decades of US military bombardment have saturated Iraq with genotoxic compounds, leading to historically unprecedented rates of birth defects and child cancers.

Arts Review

The legacy of postwar Polish filmmaker Andrzej Munk

By Dorota Niemitz, 13 October 2014

Munk, part of a generation of Eastern European artists struggling to deal with the postwar situation, was able to create a humane and authentic portrait of his times.

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 5
99 Homes, Shelter and harsh American realities: Filmmakers inch their way toward important truths
Director Ramin Bahrani: “The villain is the system”

By Joanne Laurier, 10 October 2014

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25 years ago: US role exposed in failed Panamanian coup

On October 13, 1989, US President George H.W. Bush repeated a call for the overthrow of the regime of Gen. Manuel Noriega in Panama.

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50 years ago: Khrushchev ousted as Soviet leader

On October 16, 1964, Communist Party First Secretary and Soviet head of state Nikita Khrushchev was deposed by the Stalinist bureaucracy.

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75 years ago: Cannon defends USSR in SWP internal discussion

On October 15, 1939, before the New York branch of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), the American Trotskyist leader James Cannon gave a speech on “the Russian question.”

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100 years ago: Lenin delivers anti-war lectures in Lausanne, Switzerland

This week in 1914, Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Marxist and leader of the Bolsheviks, delivered two lectures in Lausanne, Switzerland outlining a socialist and internationalist perspective in opposition to World War I.

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Commentary

Australian forces deployed in Iraq: Bipartisanship and the war drive

By Nick Beams, 11 October 2014

Australia’s “Camp Gallipoli”—a militarist extravaganza

By Richard Phillips, 11 October 2014

“Chicago Socialist Campaign” seeks to head off opposition to Democrats

By Marcus Day and Jerry White, 11 October 2014

The economic roots of the drive to war

By Nick Beams, 10 October 2014

IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University

10 October 2014

India and Pakistan trade warnings over escalating border clashes

Tens of thousands protest massacre of Mexican student teachers

The Ben Affleck-Bill Maher-Sam Harris dispute: Anti-Muslim bigotry and American imperialist policy

War propaganda in the German Historical Museum

Germany: Joschka Fischer’s declaration of war on Russia

High school students walk out to defend Philadelphia teachers

History

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 2
LSSP rejects the ICFI’s defence of Trotskyism

By Saman Gunadasa, 10 October 2014

The second of four articles on the political lessons of the entry of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party into the Sri Lankan government of Madame Sirima Bandaranaike in June 1964.

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 1
The liquidation of the Bolshevik Leninist Party of India

The Struggle Against War

New pamphlet outlines basis for struggle against imperialist war

7 October 2014

The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany.