After Charlie Hebdo attack, France announces draconian anti-terror law

By Alex Lantier, 22 January 2015

Governments throughout Europe are exploiting the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks to dramatically expand the machinery of police-state rule.

German media and politicians promote right-wing, anti-Muslim Pegida movement

The legitimization of Marine Le Pen

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EU foreign ministers discuss attacks on democratic rights, provocations against Russia

By Julie Hyland, 22 January 2015

The meeting underscored the inseparable link between imperialist militarism in the Middle East, war preparations against Russia, and the drive to dictatorship.

Report: No federal charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop who killed Michael Brown

By Andre Damon, 22 January 2015

The Obama administration’s decision not to pursue civil rights charges against Darren Wilson is only the final act in the drive to shield Darren Wilson from prosecution.

Workers, youth in Athens discuss upcoming election

By our reporters, 22 January 2015

Tens of thousands of Greeks now rely on food handouts and soup kitchens as a consequence of devastating austerity measures.

Pseudo-left groups in Greece line up behind SYRIZA

Boko Haram and the return of German imperialism to Africa

By Johannes Stern, 22 January 2015

Earlier this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced German support for the fight against Boko Haram in West and Central Africa.

Israeli strike in Syria threatens wider war

By Bill Van Auken, 22 January 2015

Israeli troops and anti-missile batteries have been rushed to the country’s northern border in the wake of Sunday’s assassination strike.

Houthi insurgents seize Yemen’s presidential palace

By Thomas Gaist, 22 January 2015

The seizure of government buildings in central Sanaa by Shia militants represents another debacle for US imperialism.

Cincinnati bridge collapse kills one worker, injures another

By Evan Blake, 22 January 2015

Experts said cost-cutting by a construction company may have led to the collapse.

North Korean defector recants prison camp claims

By Ben McGrath, 22 January 2015

The retraction has not diminished the cynical US-led human rights campaign against North Korea.

Amid a worsening Australian government crisis, Labor pledges to impose austerity

By Mike Head, 22 January 2015

While opposing the government’s key budget measures, Labor is drawing up policies to make even deeper inroads into social spending.

New Zealand opposition parties seize on “illegal” fishing to promote militarism

By Tom Peters, 22 January 2015

The right-wing New Zealand First Party and Labour are calling for a more powerful and aggressive navy in order to extend the country’s control over the Southern Ocean.

Miami begins “virtual policing” of residents

By Matthew Taylor, 22 January 2015

The Miami Police Department has rolled out a mass public surveillance system consisting of 25 high-definition cameras spread throughout the city.

Proposed New York reactor closing puts 700 jobs at risk

By Steve Filips, 22 January 2015

The R. E. Ginna nuclear power plant, located twenty miles east of Rochester, New York, is slated to be closed by Exelon Corporation.

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Terroranschläge in Europa: Die Folge westlicher Interventionen

Von Bill Van Auken, 22. Januar 2015

Die Terroranschläge von Paris und der angebliche Terrorplan in Belgien sind das direkte Ergebnis von Jahrzehnten imperialistischer Interventionen im Nahen Osten.

Boko Haram und die Rückkehr des deutschen Imperialismus nach Afrika

Von Johannes Stern, 22. Januar 2015

Anfang der Woche kündigte Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) an, den Kampf gegen die Terrormiliz Boko Haram in Afrika zu unterstützen.

Oxfam:
Das reichste Prozent wird über mehr Reichtum verfügen als die unteren 99 Prozent der Weltbevölkerung

Von Andre Damon, 22. Januar 2015

Während die Finanzoligarchie sich im schweizerischen Davos versammelt, zeigen die neuesten Zahlen des Wohlfahrtsverbandes Oxfam das kolossale Anwachsen der sozialen Ungleichheit.

Obamas Rede zur Lage der Nation: Betrug und Täuschung

Von Patrick Martin, 22. Januar 2015

Das Bild, das Präsident Obama am Dienstagabend in seiner Rede zur Lage der Nation von Amerika und der Welt zeichnete, war das genaue Gegenteil der realen Bedingungen von sozialer Krise, wirtschaftlichem Zusammenbruch und imperialistischer Kriegsführung.

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Perspective

Obama’s State of Delusion

22 January 2015

The delusional character of Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is perhaps matched only by its presentation by the media and supporters of the Democratic Party.

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IYSSE wins seat in Humboldt University Parliament

22 January 2015

According to the preliminary election results released early Thursday morning by Humboldt University, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality will have one seat in the student parliament. The ballots were tabulated late Wednesday night following voting that was held over two days.

The Fight Against Imperialist War

German IYSSE meeting series ends with discussion on historical falsification and the universities

By our reporters, 21 January 2015

Humboldt University discussion: “The Charlie Hebdo campaign is being used to suppress freedom of speech”

By our reporters, 21 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

Science

US agencies rank 2014 as Earth’s warmest recorded year

By Bryan Dyne, 22 January 2015

The weight of scientific evidence points to the increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as a result of human activity as the cause.

Commentary

Delusion and deception in Obama’s State of Union

By Patrick Martin, 21 January 2015

Capitalism and the global plutocracy

By Andre Damon, 21 January 2015

Oxfam: Richest one percent set to control more wealth than the bottom 99 percent

New York Times publishes new “revelations” on North Korea

The coming fight over wages in the US

Ukraine opens offensive against pro-Russian separatists in the east

Arts Review

German TV documentary on the hunt for Edward Snowden

By Johann Müller, 21 January 2015

The historical and political issues in Selma

By Fred Mazelis and Tom Mackaman, 20 January 2015

Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War

By Paul Mitchell, 19 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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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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