A “great leap backwards”
UNICEF report: 2.6 million more children in poverty in developed countries since 2008

By Andre Damon, 29 October 2014

There are 76.5 million children in poverty in 41 developed countries, according to a report published Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund.

US child poverty remains at highest rate in 20 years

Australia shuts door to Ebola-hit countries

By Mike Head, 29 October 2014

The callous, short-sighted and nationalist decision has set a new benchmark for the response of governments around the world toward the disaster.

Ebola nurse treated “like a criminal” in New Jersey quarantine

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New book sheds further light on US government protection of ex-Nazis

By Thomas Gaist, 29 October 2014

US imperialism recruited thousands of Nazis after World War II, as detailed in a new book by New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau.

Gas dispute between Ukraine, EU and Russia threatens to escalate

By Clara Weiss, 29 October 2014

A cutoff of Russian gas supplies to the EU would spell economic disaster for a number of European countries.

US, EU hail election staged by ultra-right regime in Ukraine

Human Rights Watch documents Ukrainian military’s use of cluster rockets

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Political crisis deepens in Mexico as army is called on to testify on Iguala massacre

By Rafael Azul, 29 October 2014

A Congressional panel is calling on the defense secretary to testify on the role of the Army in the disappearance of students.

Indonesia’s new cabinet of generals, businessmen and technocrats

By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 29 October 2014

Despite his populist claims to be “an outsider,” President Widodo is completely beholden to Jakarta’s political, corporate and military establishment.

Australian state government unveils huge asset sales

By Barry Andrews, 29 October 2014

The Queensland government’s privatisation plan is in response to the end of the mining export boom in Australia and the collapse of its revenue base.

IRS regularly seizes “suspicious” bank accounts without a criminal charge

By Tom Hall, 29 October 2014

The US Internal Revenue Service, using the legal procedure known as “civil asset forfeiture,” unilaterally confiscates the assets of individuals it suspects of tax evasion.

Louisiana Supreme Court declares anti-teacher tenure act constitutional

By Dan Conway, 29 October 2014

The Supreme Court of Louisiana has ruled that anti-teacher legislation backed by Governor Bobby Jindal is constitutional, paving the way for mass firings and public school closings.

New in Persian

پیش نویس ارتش ایالات متحده طرحی برای جنگ جهانی سوم

14 اکتبر 2014
بیل فان اکن و دیوید نورث

بحث و جدل های تند و دامنه دار سیاستمداران و رسانه های آمریکایی مبنی بر استراتژی هدایت جنگ اخیر آمریکا در خاورمیانه، ارتش ایالات متحده را واداشت تا از سند جدیدی با عنوان مفهوم عملیات نظامی (AOC) پرده بردارد؛ طرحی از"چشم انداز درگیری های نظامی آینده " که پیامدهای بسیار شومی به دنبال خواهد داشت. این سند آخرین بخش از مجموعه اسنادی است که در آن پنتاگون استراتژی پنهان جنگ پیشگیرانه که در سال 1992 آن را علنی ساخت را به تفصیل شرح داده است؛ بهره گیری از جنگ برای نابودی رقبای ژئوپولتیک و اقتصادی بالقوه پیش از آن که آنقدر قدرت پیدا کنند تا سلطه آمریکا در جهان را با تهدید مواجه کنند.

New in German

Italien:
Eine Million gegen Renzis Arbeits-“Reform” auf der Straße

Von Stefan Steinberg, 29. Oktober 2014

Die Massendemonstration vom Samstag sollte einem wirkungsvollen Arbeitskampf zuvorkommen und die Zusammenarbeit der Gewerkschaften mit der Regierung verschleiern.

13 Millionen Menschen in Deutschland sind armutsgefährdet

Von Gustav Kemper, 29. Oktober 2014

Jeder Sechste in Deutschland gilt als armutsgefährdet. Das entspricht 16,1 Prozent der Bevölkerung.

Biographien der Attentäter widerlegen die Behauptung, Kanada sei terroristisches Angriffsziel

Von Roger Jordan, 29. Oktober 2014

Die Regierung tut so, als ob das Land im Fadenkreuz des Terrorismus stünde. Sie will damit die Opposition gegen Kanadas Rolle im neuen Nahostkrieg zum Schweigen bringen und neue ...

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Perspective

After the US election, an escalation of the Mideast war

29 October 2014

There is a mounting drumbeat from Washington’s vast military and intelligence apparatus for stepped-up bombing and US “boots on the ground” in both Iraq and Syria.

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Arts Review

Pride: The UK miners’ strike through the distorted mirror of identity politics

By Robert Stevens, 29 October 2014

Matthew Warchus’ film about the 1984-85 conflict has been well received in Britain and was the third highest-grossing release on its opening weekend.

The Cut, a story of the Armenian Genocide

By Hiram Lee, 28 October 2014

The Death of Klinghoffer premieres in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 22 October 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

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Commentary

The $2 billion Congress

By Andre Damon, 28 October 2014

Workers Party’s Rousseff re-elected in closest vote since end of Brazil’s dictatorship

By Bill Van Auken, 28 October 2014

Canada’s government tables bill to expand intelligence agency powers

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 28 October 2014

French Socialist Party plans to scrap post-World War II job security rules

By Kumaran Ira, 28 October 2014

German government plans massive rearmament

By Philipp Frisch, 28 October 2014

International Socialist Organisation seeks to revive New Zealand Labour Party

The US elections and the American plutocracy

Obama administration continues to obstruct release of CIA torture report

Chinese Communist Party plenum pushes pro-market agenda

Albuquerque authorities seek to dampen public outrage over police violence

The Bankrupcty of Detroit

Lawyers deliver closing statements in Detroit bankruptcy case

By Jerry White, 28 October 2014

The carve-up of Detroit

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History

Interview with Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of leading Soviet Left Oppositionist

By Clara Weiss, 27 October 2014

Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan (May 1919-September 2014) came from a remarkable family with longstanding revolutionary traditions. Not only her parents, but also her uncles and aunts were active participants in the Bolshevik Revolution and the subsequent Civil War.

Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan: May 22, 1919 – September 27, 2014

Socialist Equality Party

Packed IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin

By our correspondents, 25 October 2014

Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University

German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University

IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University

Merhing Books

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.

25 years ago: Anti-Stalinist demonstrations spread in East Germany

Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in three major cities in East Germany (GDR) on October 30, 1989.

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50 years ago: General strike brings down Sudanese government

On October 31, 1964, General Ibrahim Abboud resigned as prime minister of Sudan, after a week-long general strike and escalating protests against his government.

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75 years ago: Soviet Union expropriates capitalist property in Poland

On October 28, 1939 the Stalinist Soviet bureaucracy announced the expropriation of capitalist property in the eastern Polish territory that had been annexed by the Red Army after the Stalin-Hitler pact.

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100 years ago: Trotsky writes The War and the International

This week in October 1914, the Russian Marxist leader Leon Trotsky finalized his work The War and the International for serialized publication the following month in Golos, a daily socialist newspaper in Paris.

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