More than half of US public school students living in poverty

By Andre Damon, 19 January 2015

For the first time in at least fifty years, most public school students in the US are considered low-income.

Police crackdown after Charlie Hebdo attack spreads across Europe

By Kumaran Ira, 19 January 2015

Security forces have been deployed across Europe in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Europe’s terror attacks: The blowback from Western intervention

Charlie Hebdo and the specter of Vichy: From Laval to Hollande

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

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Ukraine premier’s pro-Nazi version of World War II: USSR invaded Ukraine, Germany

By Lena Sokoll, 19 January 2015

On Germany’s public television channel ARD, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the USSR was the aggressor against Ukraine and Germany in World War II.

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German Chancellor Merkel backs police state measures and militarism

By Johannes Stern, 19 January 2015

The German ruling elite is using the Charlie Hebdo affair to advance an agenda it has long been preparing: the dismantling of democratic rights and Germany’s return to an aggressive foreign policy.

Indonesian president speeds up executions of prisoners

By John Roberts, 19 January 2015

Widodo’s law-and-order campaign is an appeal to the most reactionary elements in Indonesian society.

US drug enforcement agency acknowledges longstanding warrantless wiretapping program

By Thomas Gaist, 19 January 2015

The US Drug Enforcement Administration carried out mass surveillance of US telephone data over a period of more than a decade.

Top secret report details FBI mass surveillance

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Striking California mental health workers denounce attacks on health care

By our reporters, 19 January 2015

Some 2,600 mental health care workers in California are in the second week of a strike against Kaiser Permanente.

160 people killed in US home fires during first two weeks of January

By Samuel Davidson, 19 January 2015

House and apartment fires increase in the winter, as many people are forced to turn to unsafe electric, wood or fuel space heaters.

Michigan governor names 4th emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools

By Nancy Hanover, 19 January 2015

New Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has pledged further cuts to impoverished Detroit schools.

Military contractor pleads guilty in US Navy corruption scandal

By Nick Barrickman, 19 January 2015

Systemic corruption is a feature of US military engagements throughout the world.

Scottish National Party prepares for a coalition role at Westminster

By Steve James, 19 January 2015

The SNP has decided that the views of its newer members are not going to prejudice its chances of cutting a deal with one or other of the leading British parties

Australian PM condemns magistrate for bail decision in bogus “terror” case

By Patrick Kelly, 19 January 2015

A campaign is underway that could see the reversal of the right to bail in a wider range of criminal cases, even where there is no proven link to terrorism.

New in Persian

"آزادی بیان" ریاکارانه در پی حمله به شارلی ابدو

دیوید نورث
9 ژانویه 2015

حمله به دفتر تحریریه شارلی ابدو و مرگ دلخراش 12 تن در قلب پاریس جهان را در شوک فرو برد. تصاویر افراد مسلحِ در حال شلیک و کشتن یک پلیس زخمی که میلیون ها نفر در سراسر جهان به نظاره آن نشست به رخدادهای چهارشنبه واقعیتی انکارناپذیر بخشید.

New in French

Attaques terroristes en Europe: le retour de flamme des interventions occidentales

Par Bill Van Auken, 19 janvier 2015

Les attaques terroristes à Paris, tout comme la présumée conspiration en Belgique, sont le produit direct d’interventions impérialistes menées des décennies durant au Moyen-Orient.

Canada: Harper encourage la guerre et veut plus de pouvoirs pour la police

Par Roger Jordan, 19 janvier 2015

Le premier ministre canadien Stephen Harper et son gouvernement conservateur ont répondu aux dernières attaques terroristes à Paris en tentant de renforcer davantage le complexe de sécurité nationale et légitimer la participation du Canada dans la nouvelle guerre des États-Unis au Moyen-Orient.

Conférence sur les tentatives de minimiser les crimes nazis
Nombreux participants à la réunion de l’EJIES de l'Université Humboldt

Par nos correspondants, 19 janvier 2015

Une bonne soixantaine d’étudiants et de travailleurs étaient venus à l’Université Humboldt de Berlin lundi 12 janvier pour discuter de la minimisation des crimes nazis à cette Université.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Imperijalizam i kriza Rublja

Alex Lantier, 19. januar 2015.

Pad ruske valute ove nedjelje je drastičan ishod politike sprovedene od strane velikih imperijalističkih sila sa ciljem da Rusija podlegne američkom i evropskom imperijalističkom neo-kolonijalnom restrukturiranju Evroazije.

New in Turkish

Irkçı provokasyon ve “terörle mücadele”

Patrick Martin, 19 Ocak 2015

Kapağında Muhammed Peygamber’i küçültücü bir karikatürle yayımlanan yeni sayı, medyada gösterildiği gibi bir “basın özgürlüğü” anıtı değil, devlet destekli bir provokasyondur.

Emperyalist savaş, “terörle mücadele” ve demokrasinin sonu

Chris Marsden, 19 Ocak 2015

Paris’teki terör saldırılarının dışarıda yeni sömürgeci savaşları, içeride ise baskıyı arttırmak için kullanıldığı, Fransız Ulusal Meclis’inin, Salı günü, Irak’taki IŞİD güçlerine yönelik Fransız hava saldırılarını artırma kararı almasıyla vurgulandı.

Le Pen Elysée Cumhurbaşkanlığı Sarayı’nda

Alex Lantier, 19 Ocak 2015

Hollande’ın neo-faşist Marine Le Pen’i Charlie Hebdo’ya yönelik terörist saldırıyı görüşmek için Elysée Cumhurbaşkanlığı Sarayı’na davet etme kararı, Fransız politikasında, kapsamlı sonuçları olacak bir dönüm noktasına işaret etmektedir.

Fransa Charlie Hebdo saldırısının ardından 10.000 asker görevlendiriyor

Chris Marsden, 19 Ocak 2015

Hollande, Pazartesi günü üst düzey ordu, polis ve savunma bakanlığı yetkilileri ile yaptığı bir kriz toplantısında, Fransa’nın dört bir yanına büyük çapta askerler konuşlandırılmasını emretti.

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Perspective

The coming fight over wages in the US

19 January 2015

Several leading newspapers and think tanks have pointed to the long-term stagnation of wages as the catalyst for a potentially explosive movement over wages by the working class.

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Arts Review

Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War

By Paul Mitchell, 19 January 2015

On display are works, many unseen publicly since they were first created, by a wide range of realist, surrealist and abstract artists.

To End All Wars: An anthology of antiwar comics about World War I

By Jeff Lusanne, 16 January 2015

Downton Abbey: A rose-tinted depiction of class relations

25 years ago: Soviets troops storm Baku

In the early hours of January 20, 1990, thousands of Soviet troops confronted Azeri militants in the streets of Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan.

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50 years ago: Leaders jailed in welfare strike

On January 20, 1965, New York Supreme Court Justice Irving Saypol found the leaders of a 17-day strike by workers at the New York City Welfare Department guilty of contempt of court.

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75 years ago: CPUSA head Earl Browder convicted in frame-up

On January 22, 1940, Earl Browder, the leader of the Stalinist Communist Party USA, was sentenced to four years in a federal prison and fined $2,000.

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100 years ago: German navy suffers heavy casualties in battle of Dogger Bank

On January 24, 1915, British and German naval forces confronted one another at Dogger Bank, a shallow area of the North Sea some sixty miles off the English coast.

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Commentary

Behind whitewash of CIA spying: The trail leads to the White House

By Thomas Gaist and Patrick Martin, 17 January 2015

CIA panel whitewashes spying on US Senate

Washington buries the CIA torture report

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2014–2015: Results and prospects

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 5 January 2015

New York City Mayor de Blasio vows to veto law outlawing police chokeholds

By Sandy English, 17 January 2015

More on police violence in America »

Spending by outside groups in US Senate elections has doubled since 2010

By E.P. Bannon, 17 January 2015

SYRIZA’s “anti-oligarch” policy: A call to global finance to raid Greece

Financial markets rocked by decision to abandon ceiling on Swiss franc

The Fight Against Imperialist War

Well-attended meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University on attempts to downplay the crimes of Nazism

By our correspondents, 14 January 2015

Scholarship, not war propaganda!
The IYSSE’s campaign against war and historical falsification at Humboldt University

By Andre Damon and Jesse Olsen, 13 January 2015

Sri Lanka SEP Election Campaign

SEP wages powerful campaign in Sri Lankan presidential election

By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 15 January 2015

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP (UK) public meetings: Socialism and the fight against austerity and war

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