Kiev escalates war in eastern Ukraine

By Christoph Dreier, 12 November 2014

The fiercest fighting since the signing of a ceasefire agreement in early September took place in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk over the weekend.

Australian prime minister demands apology from Russia on MH17

By James Cogan, 12 November 2014

Dozens of “near miss” incidents bring NATO and Russia to brink of war

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US troops sent to Iraq’s Anbar province

By Bill Van Auken, 12 November 2014

In the first stage of the latest US escalation, “advisers” are being dispatched to Anbar to pave the way for more “boots on the ground.”

New Zealand government to send troops to Iraq

By Tom Peters, 12 November 2014

Obama calls for more Australian, allied troops for Middle East war

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As grand jury decision in Michael Brown case nears
Missouri governor vows to deploy National Guard against protesters

By Tom Hall, 12 November 2014

“Violence will not be tolerated,” declared Governor Jay Nixon as he threatened a massive military/police crackdown.

St. Louis police stock up on riot gear ahead of grand jury decision on Brown killing

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US Veterans Affairs head announces restructuring, firings

By Kate Randall, 12 November 2014

Secretary Robert McDonald said that 35 VA staffers would be losing their jobs and another 1,000 may be fired because they “violated our values.”

The drive to privatize US veterans’ health care

US Medicare “open enrollment” period highlights attacks on health care

By Fred Mazelis, 12 November 2014

Profit interests continue to undermine one of the last remaining Great Society reforms of the 1960s.

Ninety-four percent of child migrants deported from US lack attorneys

By Jake Dean and Kevin Martinez, 12 November 2014

The denying of legal representation to child migrants is part of the Obama administration’s drive to accelerate deportations.

Protests mount in Italy against Renzi government

By our correspondent, 12 November 2014

The response of the government has been to unleash police violence against demonstrators.

French students protest police murder of Rémi Fraisse

By Francis Dubois, 12 November 2014

Thousands of school pupils demonstrated in several cities and blockaded dozens of high schools across France.

New head of Britain’s GCHQ demands Internet companies act as state informers

By Robert Stevens, 12 November 2014

Within hours of Robert Hannigan becoming the new director of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters spy centre, he demanded it be allotted greater powers.

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Local government unions push acceptance of poverty pay in the UK

By Tony Robson, 12 November 2014

Britain’s public sector unions are attempting to push through a deal that is little more than a repackaging of the government’s pay restraint.

Australia: Vocation Ltd affair exposes impact of privatisation

By Oliver Campbell, 12 November 2014

Thousands of students have been corralled into low-quality courses provided by private operators that are effectively funded by governments.

New in French

Vingt-cinq ans depuis la chute du Mur de Berlin

Par Peter Schwarz, 12 novembre 2014

Les cérémonies officielles qui ont marqué le vingt-cinquième anniversaire de la chute du Mur de Berlin en Allemagne ont présenté une falsification grotesque tant de l’histoire que de la réalité sociale et politique actuelle.

Des dizaines d'incidents ont failli provoquer la guerre entre l'OTAN et la Russie cette année

Par Alexandre Lantier, 12 novembre 2014

Un rapport d'une boîte à idées de Londres démontre que la militarisation de l'Europe de l'est par l'OTAN suite à la crise ukrainienne menace de déclencher une guerre nucléaire

Les lycéens occupent des centaines d’écoles à travers la Grèce

Par John Vassilopulos, 12 novembre 2014

Les lycéens ont manifesté contre un nouveau système d’évaluation qui met en concurrence les établissements et les élèves pour l’obtention des ressources éducatives.

New in German

Die Lokführer sind mit politischen Aufgaben konfrontiert

Von Ulrich Rippert, 12. November 2014

Mit dem vorzeitigen Abbruch des Streiks wollte der GDL-Vorstand der Bundesregierung deutlich machen, dass er nicht gegen sie kämpfen, sondern mit ihr zusammenarbeiten will.

Neue gleichheit im Handel

12. November 2014

Wer verstehen will, warum die deutschen Eliten wie am Vorabend des Ersten und Zweiten Weltkriegs wieder nach Krieg und nach deutscher Führung rufen, kommt an der aktuellenAusgabe der gleichheit nicht vorbei.

Kiew verschärft den Krieg in der Ostukraine

Von Christoph Dreier, 12. November 2014

Am Wochenende fanden in den ostukrainischen Städten Donezk und Lugansk die heftigsten Kämpfe seit der Vereinbarung einer Waffenruhe Anfang September statt.

Dutzende “Beinahe”-Zusammenstöße brachten Nato und Russland an den Rand eines Kriegs

Von Alex Lantier, 12. November 2014

Der Thinktank European Leadership Network veröffentlichte vor zwei Tagen, dass es seit dem rechten Februar-Putsch in Kiew fast vierzig „Beinahezusammenstöße“ zwischen russischem Militär und Nato-Streitkräften gegeben, hat.

APEC-Gipfel:
Obama verschärft Druck auf China

Von Mike Head, 12. November 2014

Der Auftritt des US-Präsident zeigt, wie schnell sich die aggressive Haltung der Washingtoner Regierung auf der ganzen Welt verschärft.

Obamas Brief an iranisches Staatsoberhaupt erschwert Atomverhandlungen

Von Peter Symonds, 12. November 2014

Unabhängig von den genauen Umständen hinter der Enthüllung des geheimen Briefes wird das Ergebnis vermutlich eine härtere Haltung Washingtons gegenüber dem Iran sein.

„Im Labyrinth des Schweigens“ – ein Film über den Frankfurter Auschwitzprozess

Von Sybille Fuchs, 12. November 2014

Der Film von Giulio Ricciarelli setzt sich mit der Vorgeschichte des ersten Prozesses gegen KZ-Verbrecher vor einem bundesdeutschen Gericht auseinander, der Anfang der 1960er Jahre in Frankfurt stattfand.

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Perspective

The Detroit bankruptcy ruling: A new chapter in the class war against workers

12 November 2014

The federal bankruptcy judge’s ruling sets a precedent to use the pretext of a “financial emergency” to suspend democratic rights and impose unpopular measures on the working class.

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Arts Review

Anderson: Artists and the Stasi in Stalinist East Germany

By Bernd Reinhardt, 12 November 2014

Annekatrin Hendel’s documentary focuses on Sascha Anderson, an artist and spy for the Stalinist secret police.

HBO’s Olive Kitteridge: Why are these people so unhappy?

By Joanne Laurier, 10 November 2014

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Commentary

France’s pseudo-left NPA backs restoration of law and order in Burkina Faso

By Anthony Torres, 12 November 2014

The NPA promotes the collaboration between the bourgeois opposition and the new military junta as a victory for the popular uprising.

Capitalism and the space program

By Don Barrett, 12 November 2014

Technical limitations cannot explain the failure of mankind to maintain a constant tempo of more and more ambitious explorations throughout the solar system and into interstellar space.

Twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2014

Harvard’s new sexual harassment policy, democratic rights and the new right

By David Walsh, 11 November 2014

Obama escalates pressure on China at APEC summit

Angry protests sweep Mexico after government says 43 students are dead

Ford uses automated phone messages to fire Chicago workers

After the US elections: An intensification of war and social counterrevolution

Why is the media silent on the continuing shakeup in the US nuclear command?

Socialist Equality Party

David North to speak November 15 in Toronto on “Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century”

12 November 2014

WSWS Chairman David North will give a lecture, “Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical Lessons and Present Dangers,” in Toronto this Saturday.

ICFI/WSWS public meeting in India on the danger of world war

11 November 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Judge approves Detroit bankruptcy plan

By Jerry White, 8 November 2014

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Workers Struggles

American Airlines flight attendants reject contract

By Shannon Jones, 11 November 2014

German GDL union shuts down train drivers’ strike

UK postal workers take unofficial strike action

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The best of all possible worlds?
Students respond to Obama’s claim that this is the “best time in human history”

By Seraphine Collins and Jeff Lusanne, 7 November 2014

25 years ago: Nicaraguan peace talks suspended by contras

Nicaraguan peace talks in New York effectively collapsed when leaders of the US-backed contras demanded their immediate suspension on November 15, 1989.

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50 years ago: Israel provokes border clash with Syria

This week in 1964, Israel and Syria engaged in a series of border clashes. Seven Syrian soldiers and three Israelis were killed in the fighting, which began on November 13.

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75 years ago: Soviet Army moves into Baltic States

On November 14, 1939, Red Army detachments moved into the Baltic state of Lithuania under the terms of an agreement forced on the small country by Stalin and his foreign minister, Molotov.

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100 years ago: Germany and Russia fight battle of Lodz

On November 11, 1914, the German and Russian armies confronted one another near Lodz, a city in what is now south-central Poland.

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Mehring 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.