Kerry demands open-ended Mideast war resolution

By Patrick Martin, 11 December 2014

The Obama administration wants a resolution that will permit the use of US combat troops in Iraq and Syria and set no time limit to the war.

After elections, Washington plans escalation of Middle East war

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UN officials call for criminal prosecution of US torturers

By Thomas Gaist, 11 December 2014

To comply with international law, the US would have to criminally prosecute all high-level government officials involved in the CIA torture program.

Senate report on torture exposes collusion between corporate media and CIA

By Niles Williamson, 11 December 2014

CIA torture and the crimes of the state

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Brazilian commission details murder and torture by US-backed dictatorship

By Bill Van Auken, 11 December 2014

Even as she broke into tears at a ceremony accepting the report, President Rousseff reiterated her government’s support for an amnesty for military killers and torturers.

Greek stocks in free fall as early presidential election called

By Robert Stevens, 11 December 2014

The Greek stock market fell by almost 13 percent on Tuesday after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called early presidential elections.

Global recessionary trends strengthening

By Nick Beams, 11 December 2014

The state of the euro zone economy continues to go from bad to worse.

Protests mount against water charges in Ireland

By Jordan Shilton, 11 December 2014

User charges on water will still see a family paying €260 annually and a single person €160.

Putin accuses US of seeking to undermine Russian sovereignty

By Andrea Peters and David Levine, 11 December 2014

In his annual address to parliament last week, Putin charged the US with meddling in Russia’s sphere of influence, destabilizing international security and sponsoring separatism within Russia’s borders.

Germany: First-ever Left Party state minister president

By Ulrich Rippert, 11 December 2014

The Left party is to be integrated into the programme of social attacks and the build-up of the military in preparation for its participation in a future federal government.

German government attacks rights of asylum seekers

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 11 December 2014

The core of the new law is the criminalisation of refugees, who can be arrested at any time in the future, and the elimination of obstacles to deportation.

At Lyon congress, French National Front prepares itself as party of capitalist rule

By Francis Dubois, 11 December 2014

The National Front's advance can be explained, above all, by the naked bankruptcy of the Socialist Party and its pseudo-left allies, such as the NPA.

Solomon Islands: Former target of Australian regime-change operation re-elected prime minister

By Patrick Kelly, 11 December 2014

Manasseh Sogavare is returning to office seven years after he was removed from power through a lawless dirty tricks campaign.

US Court of Appeals judge: Lawmakers should give NSA carte blanche in online spying

By Ed Hightower, 11 December 2014

During a Georgetown University conference on cybercrime, leading right-wing jurist Richard Posner argued that “national security” needs must override privacy rights.

California nurses strike at San Bernardino Hospitals

By Kevin Martinez, 11 December 2014

Nurses went on a two-day strike Tuesday, after a county judge issued a temporary restraining order against a portion of them.

Injured Boeing contract worker dies in Washington state

By Angelo Bosworth and Hector Cordon, 11 December 2014

Ken Otto died Sunday due to injuries suffered while working on a Boeing jet in November

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Les actes de torture de la CIA et les crimes d'État

Par Barry Grey, 11 décembre 2014

Les questions les plus importantes et évidentes qui sont soulevées par le rapport ne sont pas posées par l'establishment politique et les médias: Qui seront tenus responsables? Qui seront accusés? Qui seront poursuivis en justice?

Allemagne : l’establishment divisé sur la politique à suivre envers la Russie et les Etats-Unis

Par Peter Schwarz, 11 décembre 2014

Vendredi dernier, soixante personnalités en vue du monde politique, économique, culturel et médiatique allemand ont publié une critique sévère de la politique suivie par le gouvernement allemand à l’égard de la Russie

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CIA-Folter und die Verbrechen des Staates

Von Barry Grey, 11. Dezember 2014

Der Bericht wirft Fragen auf, die das politische Establishment und die Medien komplett ignorieren: Wer wird zur Verantwortung gezogen? Wer wird angeklagt?

Senatsbericht über CIA-Verhöre beschreibt brutale Folter

Von Eric London, 11. Dezember 2014

Die 500-seitige der Öffentlichkeit zugängliche Zusammenfassung des Berichtes des Geheimdienstausschusses des Senats beweist, dass die US-Regierung noch viel umfangreichere Verbrechen begangen hat als bisher bekannt.

10.000 auf rechter Demo in Dresden

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. Dezember 2014

Die Pegida-Demonstrationen sind ein gezielter Versuch, die wachsenden sozialen Spannungen in reaktionäre Kanäle zu lenken und eine faschistische Bewegung aufzubauen.

OECD bestätigt wachsende soziale Ungleichheit

Von Dietmar Henning, 11. Dezember 2014

Verdienten die reichsten zehn Prozent der Bevölkerung Deutschlands Mitte der 1980er-Jahre fünfmal so viel wie die ärmsten zehn Prozent, sind es heute bereits siebenmal so viel.

Die australischen Grünen und der “Menschenrechts”-Imperialismus

Von James Cogan, 11. Dezember 2014

Auf dem jüngsten G-20-Gipfel pickten sich die Grünen den chinesischen Präsidenten Xi Jingping heraus und übergaben ihm - auf einer Linie mit Washingtons konfrontativem Kurs gegenüber Peking - einen Brief zur "Menschrechtslage in China”

Live-Interview mit David North: Die Russische Revolution und das unvollendete 20. Jahrhundert

Von der Redaktion, 11. Dezember 2014

Am kommenden Samstag beantwortet der Chefredakteur der WSWS, David North, in einem Live-Interview Fragen zu seinem neuen Buch „Die Russische Revolution und das unvollendete 20. Jahrhundert“.

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Perspective

CIA torture: American democracy in shambles

11 December 2014

The response of the Obama administration and the political establishment to the Senate report on CIA torture makes clear that none of those responsible for heinous crimes will be arrested, indicted or prosecuted for their actions.

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Commentary

Rolling Stone magazine and the University of Virginia rape allegations

By David Walsh, 11 December 2014

The unraveling of the Rolling Stone feature story sheds a good deal of light on the upper-middle class individuals and groups obsessed with identity politics.

Chicago Teachers Union backs long-time Democratic Party politician for mayor

By Alexander Fangmann and Jerry White, 10 December 2014

German elite divided over policy toward Russia and the US

By Peter Schwarz, 10 December 2014

Protests over police killings continue in Northern California

Race, class and police violence in America

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Arts Review

British and German youth orchestras celebrate 100 years of jazz

By Barbara Slaughter, 11 December 2014

These talented young musicians came together to celebrate “Freedom and Friendship: A Century of Jazz.”

Run the Jewels 2 from rappers Killer Mike and El-P

By Nick Barrickman, 10 December 2014

The fight against imperialist war


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 Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century now available in eBook format

The German Partei für Soziale Gleichheit answers the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s defense of Jörg Baberowski

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 3 December 2014

For scholarship instead of war propaganda
IYSSE standing candidates in student elections at Humboldt University

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

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP to hold public meetings to launch presidential election campaign

By Socialist Equality Party, 9 December 2014

History

One hundred years since Zapata and Villa took Mexico City—Part 1
The historical significance of the Mexican Revolution

25 years ago: Stalinism reels in Eastern Europe

This week in 1989, political upheavals continued in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria.

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50 years ago: Charges dropped against Mississippi Klansmen

On December 11, 1964, charges were dismissed against 21 supporters of the Ku Klux Klan accused by the FBI in connection to the murder of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi on June 21 that year.

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75 years ago: WPA strikers victimized

On December 8, 1939, 14 women and eleven men, all striking WPA workers, were convicted in federal district court in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on charges of conspiracy to “interfere” with scabs crossing picket lines.

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100 years ago: German naval forces routed in the Battle of the Falklands

On December 8, 1914, a contingent of the German navy, comprising eight warships, suffered a heavy defeat during a raid on British naval forces stationed at the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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