French paramilitary police gun down three Islamist gunmen

By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2015

A two-day manhunt sparked by the massacre of 12 people at the editorial offices of the weekly Charlie Hebdo ended in twin shootouts in which another seven people died.

French Muslims targeted by revenge attacks after Charlie Hebdo shootings

By Anthony Torres, 10 January 2015

Australian government exploits Paris attacks

By Mike Head, 10 January 2015

Maithripala Sirisena sworn in as Sri Lankan president

By Deepal Jayasekera, 10 January 2015

Sirisena’s political brief is to bring Colombo into line with the Obama administration’s aggressive “pivot to Asia.”

Sri Lanka: President Mahinda Rajapakse concedes defeat in election

The international significance of the Sri Lankan presidential election

France preparing military strikes against southern Libya

By Thomas Gaist, 10 January 2015

Operation Serval has proven to be the spearhead for the establishment of a permanent French military occupation of the Sahel.

Headline figures in December jobs report mask worsening conditions for US workers

By Gabriel Black, 10 January 2015

Although the official unemployment rate fell in December, workers’ wages declined and the labor force participation rate fell to the lowest level in 38 years.

“We’re becoming slaves”
Postal workers speak out against plant closures and speed-up

By Hector Cordon, 10 January 2015

The United States Postal Service began closing 82 mail processing facilities nationwide this week, impacting 15,000 employees.

Sony hacking allegations used to push antidemocratic “cybersecurity” laws

By Tom Carter, 10 January 2015

Efforts are underway within the US government to exploit hacking allegations against North Korea in order to ram through legislation that will further expand domestic surveillance.

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Cleveland police gave 12-year-old Tamir Rice no medical aid after shooting him

By Nick Barrickman, 10 January 2015

Police tackled and handcuffed the boy’s 14-year-old sister as she attempted to run to her brother’s side.

Cleveland, Ohio woman’s death at hands of police ruled a homicide

New York police continue counteroffensive with arrests of protesters and work slowdown

Police brutality and impunity in Ontario

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Czech president condemns Nazi demonstration in Kiev

By Markus Salzmann, 10 January 2015

Zemen said something was “wrong” with both Ukraine and the EU, which did not condemn the demonstration.

The New York Times and Washington’s “propaganda bubble” on Ukraine

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Funding cuts produce crisis in UK Accident and Emergency services

By Ajitha Silva, 10 January 2015

The attacks on NHS funding have created a crisis in hospitals across the country, with some hospitals saddled with massive deficits.

UK: Oppose rationing of vital health services!

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Germany’s Social Democrats announce new round of social attacks

By Dietmar Henning, 10 January 2015

Two SPD ministers in Merkel’s grand coalition government defended the Hartz IV welfare reforms in a recent commentary.

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Le Pen à l'Elysée

Par Alexandre Lantier, 10 janvier 2015

L'invitation de Hollande à Marine Le Pen est un avertissement que la classe dirigeante veut utiliser l'attentat réactionnaire contre Charlie Hebdo pour légitimer les partis fascistes et préparer une dictature.

Le discours hypocrite de la «liberté d’expression» au lendemain de l’attaque contre Charlie Hebdo

Par David North, 10 janvier 2015

Après la fusillade à Paris, l’Etat profite de l’occasion fournie par les terroristes afin d'attiser un soutien pour l’autoritarisme et le militarisme.

Les forces de l'ordre françaises tuent trois islamistes

Par Patrick Martin, 10 janvier 2015

Les chasses à l'homme qui ont suivi le massacre de 12 personnes à la rédaction de Charlie Hebdo se sont achevées par deux fusillades dans lesquelles sept personnes ont trouvé la mort.

Après la fusillade à Charlie Hebdo, les musulmans victimes de représailles

Par Anthony Torres, 10 janvier 2015

Les actes islamophobes dans plusieurs villes françaises ciblent les mosquées, les entreprises, et les particuliers.

Japon: nouvelles lois pour assouplir les restrictions sur l’armée

Par Ben McGrath, 10 janvier 2015

Si elle est adoptée, la loi donnera au gouvernement plus de pouvoirs pour aller en guerre au nom de l’«auto-défense collective».

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Кровь и капитал

Иоганнес Штерн, 10 января 2015 г.

Международный финансовый капитал с энтузиазмом смотрит на правление египетской военщины не только из-за того, что она делает внутри страны, но и потому, что в египетском примере финансовые рынки видят модель, которую они предпочитают для всех других стран.

New in Turkish

2014-2015: Sonuçlar ve olasılıklar

David North ve Joseph Kishore, 10 Ocak 2015

Yeni yıla başlarken, geçtiğimiz 15 yıl, bize, 2015’te ve sonraki yıllarda yaşanacak gelişmelerin doğasını ve yönünü belirleyecek olan başlıca ekonomik, jeopolitik ve toplumsal süreçleri ve eğilimleri tanımlamamıza olanak sağlayan yeterince veri sunuyor.

Charlie Hebdo’nun Paris’teki bürosundaki terörist saldırıda 12 ölü

Alex Lantier ve Bill Van Auken, 10 Ocak 2015

Saldırı tüfekleri, roket güdümlü el bombaları ve kurşun geçirmez yeleklerle donanmış kişilerin, haftalık mizah dergisi Charlie Hebdo’nun Paris’teki bürolarında gerçekleştirdiği katliamın ardından 12 kişi öldü, dördü ağır olmak üzere sekiz kişi yaralandı.

Kan ve sermaye

Johannes Stern, 10 Ocak 2015

Mısır’daki askeri yönetim, uluslararası mali sermayenin, kendi sömürü düzenine yönelik halk muhalefetiyle karşılaştığı her yerde hazırladığı yöntemler için bir örnek oluşturmaktadır.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Hipokrizija oko “slobode govora” nakon napada na Charlie Hebdo

David North, 10. januar 2015.

Marksistima nije strana borba za prevazilaženje uticaja religije među masama. Ali oni vode tu borbu sa razumjevanjem da religioznu vjeru održavaju uslovi nedaća i očajničkih teškoća.

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Stimmungsmache im Namen der „Meinungsfreiheit“ nach Attentat auf Charlie Hebdo

Von David North, 10. Januar 2015

Der Terroranschlag in Paris wird von staatlicher Seite ausgenutzt, um autoritäre Herrschaftsmethoden und Militarismus zu befördern.

Nach dem Angriff auf Charlie Hebdo: Staatsaufrüstung und anti-muslimische Hetze

Von Ulrich Rippert, 10. Januar 2015

Der Terrorangriff auf die Redaktion des Satiremagazins Charlie Hebdo in Paris hat viele Menschen entsetzt und erschüttert. In Politik und Medien wird die Betroffenheit und der Schock in der Bevölkerung umgehend für sehr reaktionäre politische Ziele ausgenutzt.

Massive Polizeieinsätze in Frankreich

Von Patrick Martin, 10. Januar 2015

Seit dem Massaker bei Charlie Hebdo sind fast 90.000 Polizisten, Soldaten und andere Staatsbeamte aufgeboten worden um die zwei flüchtigen Schützen zu fassen.

Video der IYSSE: Wissenschaft statt Kriegspropaganda!

Von Andre Damon und Jesse Olsen, 10. Januar 2015

Anlässlich ihrer Kandidatur zum StuPa an der Humboldt-Universität veröffentlichen die IYSSE ein Video, das die zentralen Fragen ihres Programms darstellt.

Ein Gespräch mit Professor Hermann Weber, wiederveröffentlicht anlässlich seines Todes

Von Wolfgang Weber, 10. Januar 2015

Während sich im akademischen Milieu die reaktionären Standpunkte des Postmodernismus mit seiner Gleichgültigkeit gegenüber der Geschichte und gegenüber wissenschaftlichen Standards und Grundsätzen ausbreiteten, hielt Hermann Weber an den Prinzipien der historischen Wahrheit und wissenschaftlichen Aufrichtigkeit fest.

Sri Lanka:
Präsident Mahinda Rajapakse gesteht Wahlniederlage ein

Von Wasantha Rupasinghe und K. Ratnayake, 10. Januar 2015

Das Wahlergebnis geht auf die heimliche Einmischung der Obama-Regierung zurück.

Palästinenserbehörde tritt Internationalem Strafgerichtshof bei

Von Jean Shaoul, 10. Januar 2015

Abbas und die von der Fatah beherrschte Palästinenserbehörde unternehmen den Schritt mit Unterstützung der arabischen Regimes als letzten Versuch, ihre Glaubwürdigkeit zu bewahren.

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Perspective

Le Pen at the Elysée Presidential Palace

10 January 2015

French President Hollande’s invitation to the neo-fascist leader is a warning that the ruling class intends to exploit the reactionary attack on Charlie Hebdo to legitimize fascist parties and prepare for dictatorship.

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Featured Analysis

2014–2015: Results and prospects

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 5 January 2015

The twenty-first century is no longer a novelty. As we begin the New Year, the past fifteen years provide sufficient data to allow us to identify the principal economic, geopolitical and social processes and tendencies that will determine the nature and direction of events in 2015 and the years ahead.

Commentary

“Free Speech” hypocrisy in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo

By David North, 9 January 2015

In the aftermath of the shootings in Paris, the state is utilizing the opportunity provided by the terrorists to whip up support for authoritarianism and militarism.

The economic and political implications of deflation

By Nick Beams, 10 January 2015

The announcement that Europe has gone into deflation underscores the deepening breakdown of the global capitalist economy.

The Dow at 18,000: Contradictions mount in world economy

Pegida and the German government’s campaign for militarism

By Christoph Dreier, 9 January 2015

Freezing temperatures lead to dozens of deaths in the US

By Muhammad Khan, 9 January 2015

Washington buries the CIA torture report

At Michigan auto factory, Obama says more “sacrifice” needed for economic turnaround

Tsipras urges Greek pseudo-left groups to rally behind SYRIZA

The state of American society as 2015 begins

Jury selection begins in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Obituary

Leading German historian Hermann Weber dies

By Wolfgang Weber, 10 January 2015

The World Socialist Web Site is reposting an interview it conducted with the noted German historian Hermann Weber in November of 2011.

Mehring Books

New, expanded edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky now available

10 July 2013

This edition, which contains four new chapters, answers attacks on Trotsky’s life and work by three British historians.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

10 January 2015

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

Brazilian auto workers strike over job cuts

By Jerry White, 9 January 2015

Unions scuttle half-million strong Coal India strike

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 9 January 2015

Arts Review

Doctor Who turns toward militarism

By Bryan Dyne and Christine Schofelt, 9 January 2015

Science

Oldest known example of abstract symbolic representation discovered in Indonesia

By Philip Guelpa, 9 January 2015

Sri Lanka SEP Election Campaign

Sri Lankan opposition parties line up behind US regime-change agenda

By K. Ratnayake, 8 January 2015

Tamil nationalists support US-backed opposition in Sri Lankan election

JVP campaigns for pro-US opposition candidate in Sri Lankan presidential election

Pseudo-left USP plays double game in Sri Lankan presidential election

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History

“Governments want a history that reflects their agenda”
History web site secretary discusses World War I centenary

By Susan Allan, 8 January 2015

How the British workers’ movement helped end slavery in America: Part two

By Joe Mount, 7 January 2015

The Fight Against Imperialist War

IYSSE at Humboldt University begins seminars on the return of German militarism

By our reporters, 7 January 2015

25 years ago: Time Warner completes $18 billion merger

The merger of Time Inc. with Warner Communications was completed January 10, 1990, creating the world’s largest media conglomerate.

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50 years ago: France swaps dollars for gold

On January 7, 1965, the French government of President Charles de Gaulle announced that it was using $150 million to purchase gold.

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75 years ago: Red Army defeated in battle with smaller Finnish forces

On January 8, 1940, both the Soviet 163rd Rifle Division and the Russian 44th Assault Division were destroyed by the numerically smaller Finnish army.

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100 years ago: Tensions between Britain and US over naval blockade

On January 7, 1915, Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, sent a note to his American counterparts in response to complaints over the impact of Britain’s naval blockade of Germany on American trade.

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