Report of Russian warship manoeuvres in English Channel highlights growing war danger

By Chris Marsden, 29 November 2014

The largest military manoeuvres presently being staged are by NATO, in Poland, under the Readiness Action Plan agreed at the NATO summit in Wales.

France balks on delivery of Mistral helicopter-carrier to Russia

By Francis Dubois, 29 November 2014

One year since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine

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Mexican President Peña Nieto announces police-state plan as more bodies are discovered

By Rafael Azul, 29 November 2014

The discovery of eleven decapitated youth adds to the long list of bodies that have been exhumed in Guerrero, both before and since the disappearance of 43 students.

Denver police caught on video beating suspect, tripping pregnant woman

By Tom Hall, 29 November 2014

Levi Frasier, who videotaped the incident, says that he was forced to sign a witness statement “under duress” that absolved the officers of any wrongdoing.

As whitewash of police murder in Ferguson continues
Video shows Cleveland cop killed 12-year-old boy in under two seconds

Political lessons of the Ferguson whitewash

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Democrats back union-organized Wal-Mart protests

By Kristina Betinis, 29 November 2014

Now in their third year, the minimum wage protests were staged at Wal-Mart locations across the country to promote the unions and the Democratic Party.

Protests, building occupations follow California tuition hike

By Evan Blake, 29 November 2014

The regents’ vote to approve 5 percent annual tuition increases for the next five years has prompted demonstrations on UC campuses statewide.

Canada preparing to expand its role in Mideast war

By Roger Jordan, 29 November 2014

Canada’s Conservative government is now trying to concoct a pseudo-legal justification for involving the country in air strikes against Syria.

Housing rights campaigners speak out on UK government’s social cleansing

By our reporters, 29 November 2014

WSWS reporters spoke to Isabel Counihan-Sanchez and her daughter Sarah about their experiences with eviction and their involvement in the Housing 4 All campaign.

UK workers see six years of falling wages

By Robert Stevens, 29 November 2014

Young workers have borne the brunt of the post-2008 assault on pay, with the real wages level of those under 25 falling back to below levels last seen in 1988.

French automaker Peugeot-Citroën plans new mass layoffs

By Stéphane Hugues, 29 November 2014

The Peugeot-Citroën group has laid out plans for a new wave of mass sackings accompanied, as in previous years, by public denials that these are being prepared.

German constitutional court increases the power of the church

By Justus Leicht, 29 November 2014

The federal court declared legal the dismissal of the chief doctor of internal medicine at a Catholic hospital on the grounds that the church has the “right of self-determination.”

New Australian terrorism bill to facilitate targeted military killings

By Mike Head, 29 November 2014

On the pretext of combatting ISIS, the government’s laws can be used against anyone perceived as a political threat to the ruling establishment.

Australia: East-West toll road provides multi-billion dollar handout to corporate elite

By Will Morrow, 29 November 2014

The toll road has served as a convenient diversion in the Victorian election campaign to help suppress any debate on broader issues confronting the working class.

New in Spanish

Obama anunció “reforma” derechista de política migratoria en discurso nacional

Por Patrick Martin, 29 noviembre 2014

En un discurso desdeñable, el representante principal del élite corporativo y financiero se explayó sobre la necesidad para los inmigrantes de “jugar de acuerdo con las reglas” y ser “considerados responsables”.

New in French

Il y a un an débutait la crise ukrainienne

Par Peter Schwarz, 29 novembre 2014

Ce samedi 29 novembre marque le premier anniversaire de la décision de l’ancien président ukrainien Viktor Ianoukovitch de ne pas signer l’Accord d’association avec l’Union européenne.

L'appauvrissement des travailleurs industriels aux États-Unis

Par Jerry White, 28 novembre 2014

Des rapports récents témoignent du renversement historique survenu dans les salaires et les conditions de vie des travailleurs industriels aux États-Unis et mettent en lumière la réalité derrière la «reprise économique» d'Obama.

La nouvelle coalition se prépare à étendre la guerre dans l’Est de l’Ukraine

Par Christoph Dreier, 29 novembre 2014

Le fait que des forces d’extrême-droite aient été intégrées au nouveau gouvernement ukrainien montre clairement que le régime ne peut imposer son programme réactionnaire que par la force.

New in German

Bundeshaushalt 2015 beschlossen

Von Ulrich Rippert,29. November 2014

Gestern beschloss der Bundestag für das kommende Jahr einen drastischen Sparhaushalt. Gestützt auf die 80-Prozent-Mehrheit der Regierungsparteien stimmten die Abgeordneten für ein Zahlenwerk, das darauf ausgerichtet ist, die soziale Umverteilung von unten nach oben zu beschleunigen.

Sklavenarbeit in Deutschland

Von Dietmar Henning, 29. November 2014

Die Hartz-Gesetze und die Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union haben die Voraussetzungen geschaffen, unter denen Hunderttausende Arbeiter als rechtlose Sklaven ausgebeutet werden.

Flüchtlingscamp in München von Polizei geräumt

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 29. November 2014

Mit einem Großaufgebot hat die Polizei am Mittwochabend ein Protestcamp von 34 Flüchtlingen am Sendlinger Tor in München gewaltsam geräumt.

Geringe Beteiligung bei italienischen Regionalwahlen

Von Marc Wells und Marianne Arens, 29. November 2014

Bei den Regionalwahlen in der Emilia-Romagna und in Kalabrien haben sich fast zwei Drittel der Stimmberechtigten der Wahl enthalten

Video aus Cleveland zeigt:
Polizist tötet Zwölfjährigen in weniger als zwei Sekunden

Von Andre Damon, 29. November 2014

Der Freispruch von Darren Wilson und die Vertuschung des Polizeimords an Michael Brown in Ferguson geben grünes Licht für Polizeimorde im ganzen Land.

Washington verurteilt syrische Luftangriffe auf Isis

Von Peter Symonds, 29. November 2014

Die Äußerungen des US-Außenministeriums sind angesichts der Gleichgültigkeit des Pentagons gegenüber zivilen Todesopfern bei seinem neuen Krieg im Nahen Osten völlig zynisch.

Die Kometenlandung: Ein neuer Meilenstein in der Weltraumforschung

Von Bryan Dyne, 29. November 2014

Die Landung von Philae dient als wichtige Erinnerung, dass die Menschheit zu Großem befähigt ist. Diese Fähigkeiten werden nicht durch die produktive Kapazität der Menschheit beschränkt, sondern durch die Struktur der Gesellschaft.

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Perspective

UN report documents torture, police violence in US

29 November 2014

As documented by the UN Committee Against Torture, the US, which claims the right to attack any country in the world in the name of “human rights” and “democracy,” is guilty of the most heinous crimes.

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Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP holds press conference to announce its presidential campaign

By our correspondents, 29 November 2014

SEP political committee member Pani Wijesiriwardena is the only candidate representing the interests of the working class.


WSWS readers will be able to participate in this live interview on December 13 with International Editorial Board Chairman David North, the author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century.

The fight against war and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

28 November 2014

This statement was adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) on October 28.

Humboldt University seeks to ban criticism of right-wing professor
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party and IYSSE of Germany

27 November 2014

Why do the German elites want war?
SEP meeting and discussion in Stuttgart

By our correspondents, 27 November 2014

SEP & IYSSE public meetings: Why have Australia’s parliamentary parties all signed up for war?

25 November 2014

Arts Review

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar: A mess in space

By Marcelo Arias Souto, 29 November 2014

Interstellar takes place in a dystopian near future, when dust storms are destroying crops and threatening to leave the planet without food.

Night Will Fall: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities

By Paul Mitchell, 26 November 2014

Israel Nash on the way to excellence with Rain Plans

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1: More battle scenes and bloodshed—to what end?

Commentary

The Australian Greens and “human rights” imperialism

By James Cogan, 29 November 2014

At the recent G20 summit, the Greens singled out Chinese President Xi Jingping to present a protest letter on “human rights”—in line with Washington’s confrontational stance towards Beijing.

Washington denounces Syrian air strikes on ISIS

By Peter Symonds, 28 November 2014

OPEC decision a shot in oil price war

By Nick Beams, 28 November 2014

The reactionary politics of German Greens on display at party congress

By Dietmar Henning, 28 November 2014

India: Open rift in Stalinist CPM

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 28 November 2014

Cables document relations between Castro and Argentine junta

By Marc Wells, 28 November 2014

Britain joins campaign to revoke passports
Political dissidents to be rendered stateless

The $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama

Obituary

Former Washington mayor Marion Barry mourned in US ruling class circles

By Fred Mazelis, 29 November 2014

Barry typified the layer that came to prominence in the ebb and decline of the mass civil rights movement.

History

150 years since Sherman’s March to the Sea

By Tom Mackaman, 27 November 2014

In November and December, 1864, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman led a Union army deep through Confederate territory, resulting in the capture of Savannah and the liberation of thousands of slaves.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

29 November 2014

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

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Public Meeting December 4: The attack on democratic rights in Ferguson and Detroit

27 November 2014

The “rescue” of the Detroit Institute of Arts has resolved nothing

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Mehring Books

Mehring Books launches holiday sale

24 November 2014

Prices marked down up to 50 percent on a large selection of titles and sale bundles.

25 years ago: Pilots and flight attendants abandon Eastern Airlines strike

After eight and a half months on the picket line, Eastern Airlines flight attendants voted within a day of the pilots to end their strike.

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50 years ago: US drops Belgian paratroopers into rebel-held Congo

On November 24, 1964, a battalion of Belgian paratroopers, backed by the US Air Force and mercenaries, overwhelmed the capital of the recently-proclaimed “People’s Republic of the Congo.”

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75 years ago: Mounting confrontation between Finland and USSR

On November 26, 1939, four Red Army personnel were killed and nine wounded near the Soviet-Finnish border, in an event staged by Stalin to provoke hostilities between the two countries.

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100 years ago: Russian war losses pass one million

This week, the European press reported that Russian losses during the first three months of World War I had surpassed one million, including the dead, the wounded, those who deserted and those taken prisoner.

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