Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ US escalates campaign against North Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/nkor-d20.html An FBI declaration and a White House press conference ratcheted up the pressure on the isolated Stalinist dictatorship, which now faces unspecified US retaliation for an alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e6edc87-2a15-4a83-958d-7141b666418A/nkor-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z The European powers and CIA torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/pers-d20.html The European powers have issued only pro-forma and self-serving statements on the US Senate report into torture and extraordinary rendition by the US and its allies. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fd46367-a6cf-40cb-b865-6e9081d9418F/pers-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z European Union ramps up sanctions against Russia amid ruble crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/euro-d20.html Despite concerns about the impact on the European economy of a possible collapse of the Putin government, an EU summit kept up Europe's financial strangulation of Russia. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1a0b044-2ff4-4124-bd0e-d7955e6f47eD/euro-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z German public broadcaster criticised over biased report on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/germ-d20.html A German ombudsman has accused a TV report of displaying an ignorance of history, adopting uncritically the views of Ukrainian nationalists and neglecting to mention the Nazi past of an interviewee. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3c811f5-a696-4406-87b8-784dfa0f3c2E/germ-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z After announcing "normalization" with Cuba, Obama slaps sanctions on Venezuela http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/cuba-d20.html The new sanctions shed considerable light on the real nature of Washington’s move to “normalize” ties with Cuba. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23c7fcb3-f57a-42d7-a97c-b71ffcbb3d9G/cuba-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z What is in the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture: Part two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/tort-d20.html This is the second of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA torture program. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae540bdb-3676-4bcc-a5b0-8a81ab02d8eE/tort-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Obama “task force” on policing: A cover for militarization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/poli-d20.html Far from preventing police murders and holding the culprits accountable, Obama’s panel will seek to acclimate the population to an increasingly violent and militarized police force. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7007b4d6-3487-4fd6-af41-e7089b51e86D/poli-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z The Sydney siege and the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/sieg-d20.html The Sydney siege and its bloody outcome are the consequences of the increasing integration of Australia into the war drive of the US. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d75c3dd2-d9b1-4bfd-aaf2-51ea48d79d9C/sieg-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Governments, media internationally respond to the Sydney siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/sydn-d20.html The Sydney hostage-taking is the latest chapter in the lies and deceit used to boost the “war on terror” and its agenda of war and militarism. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca020767-3453-4f84-99f8-50682ed8013B/sydn-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Eight children found dead in Cairns, Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/mano-d20.html A mother has been charged with murder, pointing to tragic circumstances and a worsening social crisis. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90035d88-074f-44a9-a0b3-5361a648a6bP/mano-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z German defence minister visits the frontline in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/afgh-d20.html German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen warned against an “abrupt withdrawal” of NATO forces from Afghanistan. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dec80b4d-3a16-4c48-8646-2c0ae2099adC/afgh-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Britain: Perverse verdict clears security guards of Jimmy Mubenga killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/mube-d20.html The racism evidenced by the guards’ text messages is one deliberately cultivated by the ruling class to scapegoat foreign workers for the social crisis created by capitalism. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf822a34-fed9-4143-b873-2a3d6ee5af8P/mube-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Oil rig fire in Oklahoma kills two workers, critically burns two others http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/okla-d20.html All five casualties of the incident were employees of drilling contractor Dan D. Drilling, which promotes itself as a “cost conscious” service provider. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1aa1ba3-56b0-47e1-92f1-ef9efc3c312E/okla-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Final pre-trial hearing held for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/tsar-d20.html Thursday’s hearing was the first time in a year and a half that Tsarnaev appeared in public, his trial is set to begin early next month. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e66499d-db1f-4192-9473-9bea0fe2a0bB/tsar-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Judge reverses guilty verdict in 1944 execution of 14-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/stin-d20.html George Stinney, Jr., who was African American, was arrested, tried, convicted, and electrocuted for the murder of two white girls in the small mill town of Alcolu, South Carolina. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/209b6f61-8a2f-4b9a-9371-fa7f0ed6546M/stin-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Why is Canada’s ruling elite commemorating the Boer War? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/cana-d20.html As part of last month’s Remembrance Day ceremonies, Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa was rededicated to include Canadian soldiers who perished in the Boer and Afghan Wars. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee9e998c-825c-4b56-a1ec-a941a0589cdN/cana-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP presidential candidate addresses Colombo meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/slmt-d20.html The SEP campaign aims to build a socialist and internationalist movement of the working class against imperialist war and attacks on basic rights and living conditions. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3adf82e-c36e-40e2-84c9-c56524b7ef0M/slmt-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/20/labo-d20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/941a698a-65fa-4efb-9747-58991c7d456J/labo-d20.html 2014-12-20T05:00:00Z US stokes conflict with North Korea over Sony hacking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/nkor-d19.html Obama administration officials described the hacking as a “serious national security matter” that warranted a “proportionate response” by the US government. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba034eb1-4080-4840-8a8f-34243c5614dE/nkor-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z US-Cuban rapprochement: The lessons of history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/pers-d19.html Hailed by governments and corporations as a historic turning point, the move to “normalize” US-Cuban ties raises profound historical questions for the working class and the socialist movement. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85845a85-5f46-44a4-9227-c5f956cbb35P/pers-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z Physicians’ group details psychologists’ role in CIA’s “extensive system of torture” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/phra-d19.html A report from Physicians for Human Rights states that health professionals working under the direction of the White House committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c29b9bae-6988-44d9-9ff4-9ee766eb4c8E/phra-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z Russian president downplays economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/rupr-d19.html In a marathon press conference, Putin failed to elaborate any clear measures to address the country’s currency crisis, even as reporters raised the possibility of a “palace coup.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20bab300-c602-4aff-995b-af293dc1273G/rupr-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z US wealth gap largest on record http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/weal-d19.html A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that the median net worth for low-income US families has fallen by nearly 50 percent since 2007. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93f703a7-1c72-496d-a4b2-1c7d209234aL/weal-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z Australian government exploits Sydney siege to advance “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/sieg-d19.html The government’s “review” seeks to divert attention from its own role in manufacturing a national “terrorism” crisis that ended tragically with three deaths. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcab33f7-221f-47db-9ca3-94ea2b69109B/sieg-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z More police raids in Sydney on the pretext of counter-terrorism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/raid-d19.html The raids have been used to maintain the drumbeat that Australia is under attack by domestic terrorists inspired by ISIS. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9e688ec-cf5d-469f-a11c-afecbccfbceI/raid-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z German establishment spawns right-wing Pegida movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/peg-d19.html The anti-immigrant Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of the West (Pegida) demonstrations are the product of a systematic campaign by politicians and the media. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/947ff03d-dd68-474b-9a61-99f46b60306N/peg-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z Greek presidential vote moves to second round http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/gree-d19.html The naked intervention by the European Commission into the Greek presidential vote is a message from the financial elite that there can be no retreat from austerity anywhere in Europe. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55467219-701a-4938-92c5-38951046509M/gree-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z Former Ben Ali official wins the first round of Tunisian presidential elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/tuni-d19.html The coming to power of Nidaa Tounes represents an attempt to restore the old Ben Ali regime that the working class toppled in revolutionary struggles nearly four years ago. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1593bf91-3191-4742-90dc-89771c8103dB/tuni-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z US Department of Justice to sue New York City over conditions at Rikers Island jail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/rike-d19.html The DOJ in New York has filed a motion in federal court to join a suit against New York City over brutality and civil rights violations against youth in the Rikers Island prison complex. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2cb63d7-01bd-4b98-84df-22dbf07abe2D/rike-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z Kentucky coal miner killed at Patriot mine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/kent-d19.html Kentucky coal miner Eli Eldridge, who was killed at Patriot’s Highland No. 9 mine, is the 15th coal miner fatally injured this year. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8a0a3ea-2c62-4a03-9b1d-b912ee5a9eeI/kent-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z California drought has depleted water sources by 11 trillion gallons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/cali-d19.html Recent storms have only partially quenched the state’s worst drought in recorded history. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ea8c483-d13b-49c7-902c-f9563964332B/cali-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z UN torture report criticises Australia’s refugee policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/refu-d19.html The Abbott government has thumbed its nose at a UN committee report finding that the country’s refugee system could violate the Convention Against Torture. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08208c38-dac1-4cc1-a4e8-6938f52779cN/refu-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z <em>The Sky Between the Leaves</em> now available in eBook format http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/mehr-d19.html This work by WSWS Arts and Culture Editor David Walsh is now available in ePub and Kindle formats. It is an important contribution to the study of Hollywood and global cinema and belongs in every Marxist library. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d33fe0a-d085-4430-9631-82264a5b400L/mehr-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/wkrs-d19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08038f2d-f4e6-448f-aaea-3e064867194P/wkrs-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z Obama, Castro move to “normalize” US-Cuba ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/cuba-d18.html The simultaneous speeches by the US and Cuban presidents mark a turning point in the protracted search for rapprochement between the Castro regime and US imperialism. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/958cfd8f-c276-46bc-a731-ed9351da301A/cuba-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Fed Chair Yellen reassures Wall Street on record low interest rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/bank-d18.html The US Federal Reserve pledged Wednesday it would be “patient” in raising the benchmark interest rate, sparking a sharp run-up in stock prices. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/783f4786-3aae-4147-b12f-4df2a8105feD/bank-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Former Polish president confirms existence of secret CIA torture prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/ciat-d18.html The publication of the US Senate report on torture has proven the existence of a clandestine CIA prison in Poland and the close collaboration between European and US governments. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/281703b7-c747-4a43-9851-abec5237c46E/ciat-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden denied entry by German Constitutional Court http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/snow-d18.html The ruling underlines the fact that the German ruling elite will not hesitate to collaborate in Snowden’s arrest and extradition to the US. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1037f79b-dde6-44bc-b5d8-909bde6cfbcH/snow-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Australian government announces “review” of Sydney siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/terr-d18.html The hostage crisis is being exploited by the Abbott government to press ahead with its agenda of support for US wars abroad and new anti-democratic measures at home. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00ce9af2-e901-4ee8-afa2-79d04acd230F/terr-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z UN report accuses Ukrainian government of human rights abuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/ukra-d18.html The report provides grounds for charging leading Kiev politicians with war crimes and opening investigations into the role of the US and Europe in fomenting civil war. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/056c6f8b-a33b-4cc9-bffa-d0948fd8f3fM/ukra-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Catalan minister admits independence demand used to divert social unrest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/cata-d18.html The statement by Planning Minister Santi Vila is confirmation of the warnings made by the <i>World Socialist Web Site</i> of the politically criminal role played by the pseudo-left. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ec4f427-f869-4fc5-9312-0502d2057c4F/cata-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z US pushes for trilateral anti-missile cooperation in North East Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/jpko-d18.html Washington is pressing South Korea and Japan for defense collaboration as it continues its military build-up in Asia aimed against China. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8c22da1-08fe-4a53-8709-55de4f8ac09F/jpko-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government censors Prasanna Vithanage’s latest film http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/wiwy-d18.html The government’s demand for extensive cuts to <em>With You, Without You</em> is an attack on basic democratic rights. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c327da9-0140-4dd1-93b1-8fa5181670dC/wiwy-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z US auto union president postures in advance of 2015 contract talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/auto-d18.html UAW President Doug Williams’ remarks reflect the union's awareness of wide hostility among auto workers to the two-tier wage system Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60f1cd0b-4ef9-4462-bc4a-094f897da11N/auto-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court decision broadens police powers of search and seizure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/traf-d18.html The recent ruling in Heien v. North Carolina is yet another blow to the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce5a62e4-cc6a-4350-9cf7-794f253026cB/traf-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Imperialism and the ruble crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/18/pers-d18.html As imperialism encircles and financially strangles Russia, the catastrophic consequences of the dissolution of the USSR are being made all too clear. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/049008d3-6646-4669-84cb-4748aaa41eeL/pers-d18.html 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z British troops returning to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/brit-d17.html Iraq is once again at the center of the imperialist scramble for domination of the Middle East and Eurasia. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11f92bf6-aae9-4695-a2c4-bc29936d003G/brit-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z US unions back historic assault on workers’ pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/pers-d17.html Coming on the heels of the Detroit bankruptcy, the pension “reform” passed as part of last week’s bipartisan budget resolution will open the floodgates to the gutting of retirement benefits for millions of workers. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc643141-0372-4f95-bfc3-00ff2254056N/pers-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Russian ruble collapses amidst mounting social and political tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/rubl-d17.html Russian government officials have failed to stem the fall of the ruble in the worst economic crisis to hit the country since the Russian default of 1998. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be20ef65-ba1e-4043-8329-25eff8bc213E/rubl-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Terrorist attack in Pakistan kills more than 130 children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/tali-d17.html The Pakistan Taliban sought to justify yesterday’s brutal attack as retaliation for the war the Pakistani state is waging, at Washington’s behest, in North Waziristan. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/232b4b01-7b82-468f-8a1f-a1c5c82abf7E/tali-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court Justice Scalia says Constitution allows torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/scal-d17.html Scalia’s remarks were made the day after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on CIA interrogations. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a7d8673-9030-4003-b02b-c1e120fcf0bF/scal-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Unanswered questions about the Sydney siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/sieg-d17.html The most disturbing question is why the Australian government immediately elevated the incident into a major national crisis. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcf7414c-21d6-45c1-82a9-3b8ab0f997dK/sieg-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Military-style manhunt in Pennsylvania after fatal shooting by Iraq War vet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/penn-d17.html The deployment of SWAT teams and other police agencies, armed with military-style weapons, followed the suspected killing of six people by a veteran early Monday. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/853701a6-c506-4a83-8159-772dcaad4d9I/penn-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z US Department of Justice forces journalist Risen to testify in leak case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/rise-d17.html A federal judge has ruled that <em>New York Times</em> journalist James Risen must appear at a hearing relating to the ongoing trial of former CIA officer and accused leaker Jeffrey Sterling. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f884634-6a66-4462-9e8e-abc7059cde9F/rise-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Mass surveillance ruled legal in UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/temp-d17.html The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has sanctioned the Tempora program, which captures the data from all fibre optic cables entering or leaving the UK. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/969c7183-fc28-4dfc-925d-6e0682e4d7cG/temp-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z New details emerge on the execution of Clayton Lockett http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/exec-d17.html A court document filed in Oklahoma provides insight into the barbaric execution process that has been abandoned in all but a few nations around the world. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2999c05-2088-42f7-92d2-2dcaec9b313H/exec-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z German court stops prosecution of SS soldier involved in French war crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/germ-d17.html A Cologne court announced it will not initiate proceedings against a man who was part of an SS regiment that murdered the inhabitants of a French village in 1944. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6256b8f1-d00d-4bd3-a253-214fe3acd78A/germ-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Xenophobic campaign in Germany leads to burning of refugee homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/ger2-d17.html Right-wing gangs are being encouraged by the reactionary immigration policies of the government and leading politicians. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad1306b6-4586-4ec5-946f-99615e3a6ceD/ger2-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z France’s Socialist Party pushes free-market deregulation with Macron Law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/macr-d17.html In the name of boosting “growth and economic activity”, the bill aims to impoverish the working class and sections of the petty-bourgeoisie in the interests of financial capital. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cc93748-7689-4365-a1d5-d6250e7b78dA/macr-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Haitian street protests grow as US intervenes in political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/hait-d17.html Haiti’s prime minister has resigned amidst a political crisis and growing protests targeting not only the government, but also inflation and the imperialist machinations of the US and UN. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17745ccf-f0d3-4b21-ba62-96e75d653c7E/hait-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Australia: Senate inquiry whitewashes killing at Papua New Guinea refugee camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/manu-d17.html Evidence suggests that the government provoked protests at the detention centre, then violently suppressed them as a means of deterring refugees from trying to reach Australia. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28576ad7-9767-4898-a5ea-c136ed17563D/manu-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan Trotskyist P. V. Nandasena dies at age 71 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/seps-d17.html About 500 people attended Nandasena’s funeral, indicating the great respect in which he was held by SEP members, family and many other people. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96f47b4f-9092-4234-891d-bc813ba96beK/seps-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z <em>I Want To Live</em>: The memoir of Izrail Agol http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/agol-d17.html The childhood memoir of the revolutionary, geneticist and Marxist theoretician of biology Izrail Agol (1891-1937) is an important document on the history of the revolutionary movement in Russia and the devastating impact of Stalinism. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42008bd9-284b-4e94-ba94-7386c121933D/agol-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z <em>The Prince</em> and <em>A Few Cubic Meters of Love</em>: Two films about Iran and Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/17/tok1-d17.html <em>The Prince</em>, the better of the pair of films, is a “docu-fiction” about the life journey of Jalil Nazari, an Afghan refugee in Iran, who subsequently applied for asylum in Germany. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f4a4a5b-b0e9-477e-832a-68ad4201aa7M/tok1-d17.html 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Oil price slide and ruble plunge shake global markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/lead-d16.html The worsening global slump is sending shock waves through financial markets. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4534813c-983c-423d-bee8-0c4a2e06e48D/lead-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z The Sydney siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/pers-d16.html The Australian government transformed a serious, but relatively straightforward, police matter into a national crisis to justify a shift in foreign and domestic policy. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59c47787-b63c-4a69-b416-4b0def3bb29C/pers-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Sydney siege ends in violent police assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/sieg-d16.html Long-distance footage showed heavily-armed units storming the building, firing stun grenades and semi-automatic weapons. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f27f3c7-69e0-432f-bda2-70069a3fe3cL/sieg-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z What is in the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA torture: Part one http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/tort-d16.html This is the first of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page report on the CIA torture program, released last week. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7bbefb2-1ac9-4f55-bb14-eb66a8e43eaP/tort-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Obama claims “turning point” for US militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/obam-d16.html In a speech larded with “support our troops” rhetoric, Obama hailed the end of the US war in Afghanistan, even as the Pentagon was increasing the size of its planned deployment. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30d9fadb-c351-41ac-9067-8af8a0b4a43P/obam-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Turkish government mounts police state crackdown on opposition media http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/turk-d16.html Early on Sunday, at least 25 people, including journalists, screen writers and former police chiefs were detained in nationwide police raids. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f86672c-fac5-49bc-9196-aca72b5ef4eK/turk-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z General strike against austerity hits Belgian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/belg-d16.html The strike brought the country to a standstill amid mass opposition in the working class to the reactionary Michel government's austerity agenda. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55ad5294-ac49-42c6-93df-c5f578189cdC/belg-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Canada continues to persecute torture victim Omar Khadr http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/khad-d16.html Canada’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Conservative government’s appeal of a lower court ruling that US torture victim Omar Khadr should be considered a “young offender.” Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20fa8d1d-de6a-4bd9-a05a-cb8bbfef4bdE/khad-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Mass arrests at Eric Garner protest in London http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/west-d16.html The mass arrests at the Westfield demonstration reflect the nervousness of the ruling elite in the face of any form of dissent. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2977715a-e9d4-4f12-8e64-9a434cdd817B/west-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Peru climate change negotiations again dominated by great power rivalries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/peru-d16.html The failure to take any significant measures to address an escalating environmental crisis sees Lima join the long list of failed UN summits. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40a78417-0a1f-4191-8157-7c55641293aN/peru-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Germany: The reactionary programme of the organisations backing “Winter of Peace” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/germ-d16.html There can be no doubt that many right-wingers are active in Germany’s so-called new peace movement, and increasingly set the tone. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73d199e4-61cd-48fa-ad78-c75fa2150ffA/germ-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z British Labour Party strikes a pose against NHS privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/effo-d16.html The bill brought by Labour MP Clive Efford leaves intact the framework to outsource services to the private sector. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c551f83-81f0-4642-8190-bb228982257K/effo-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Australian government announces budget deficit blowout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/myef-d16.html The economic reversal is intensifying corporate demands for cuts to government spending. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50d623e0-5d2e-4103-93d4-479b1bd20a1D/myef-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Mexican federal police attack students and teachers in Guerrero http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/mexi-d16.html An independent investigation has uncovered evidence of federal government and military involvement in the massacre and disappearance of the 43 normalistas in September. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dda6dfa3-6355-4502-a883-d63fa92a857F/mexi-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Charter school fraud exposed in Rochester, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/char-d16.html The 22-year-old founder of Greater Works Charter school falsified his educational background. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f020a383-3e89-4787-b18c-93ee41c84d9L/char-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z <em>Under the Skin</em> (or aliens from another social class) and <em>Mood Indigo</em> (more inventiveness from Michel Gondry) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/skin-d16.html <em>Under the Skin</em> is loosely adapted from Michael Faber’s 2000 science fiction novel. <em>Mood Indigo</em> is based on French writer Boris Vian’s famed 1947 novel, <em>L’ Écume des jours</em>. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66b386d5-c6c2-4977-b11f-f565c8306abM/skin-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z SEP public meetings in Australia oppose preparations for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/meet-d16.html The meetings are part of an international offensive to alert and mobilise the working class against the danger of a new world war. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca59e5d-1880-4ada-a47b-9c20982bb9bI/meet-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Students and workers speak out on the danger of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/ints-d16.html Audience members at the Socialist Equality Party’s public meetings in Australia on “ Why have Australia’s parliamentary parties all signed up for war?” spoke to WSWS correspondents after the meetings. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85861640-2a43-4ce7-9053-a3758ef5441B/ints-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/16/wkrs-d16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e07bf0e9-34f9-4d52-be83-f7ea044deadK/wkrs-d16.html 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands join protests against police killings in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/prot-d15.html Protest organizers, including Al Sharpton, sought to channel popular anger over police violence behind the Democratic Party and the Obama administration. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65dc93fa-612c-4633-98f3-b328f02e33cL/prot-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Australia: Police lockdown as Sydney siege continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/terr-d15.html Without any evidence being made public of terrorist involvement, a massive police operation has been set in motion in Sydney and other Australian cities. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8733a3b7-a26e-4e0f-8738-ce4f6e8e0f8J/terr-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Cheney on CIA torture: “I’d do it again in a minute” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/pers-d15.html The former vice president defended CIA torture and boasted that both he and President George W. Bush approved the methods used against prisoners. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b38ebb09-eb64-4ca5-9f8b-81d3e0d27deF/pers-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Protesters in Washington, DC denounce police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/wash-d15.html More than 10,000 protesters from many different states attended the demonstration against police killing in Washington, DC on Saturday. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca01d28e-780e-4309-b7a8-99b52557c57M/wash-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z New York City protest fills streets of Manhattan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/nycp-d15.html Outraged workers and youth denounced systemic police violence at a mass demonstration in New York City. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8db37612-c423-4b7d-9252-b65fbfef99dP/nycp-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z US Congress authorizes new sanctions against Russia, arms shipments to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/ukra-d15.html The US Congress unanimously passed a bill authorizing Obama to impose new economic sanctions on Russia and deliver military aid to the right-wing regime in Kiev. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57aeedac-82b4-4965-b02f-f2f4c6a1066G/ukra-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Right-wing LDP wins Japanese election amid low turnout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/japa-d15.html The turnout of just 52 percent reflects widespread alienation from the entire political establishment and its agenda of austerity and remilitarisation. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d56e1597-dfef-4551-99ae-a46d49e80f9C/japa-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Oil price fall brings global market turbulence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/mark-d15.html Share prices fell last week amid fears that the rapid drop in oil prices is having an impact on debt markets and signals a world downturn. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/749de826-7526-423c-a4d9-9143b2488dcK/mark-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Italy: One-day general strike against Renzi’s Jobs Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/ital-d15.html Renzi has the backing of an all-party political alliance and can also rely on the support of the union leadership in enforcing his anti-labour reform plans. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15ad6844-45b5-4999-ab99-f6cb04871a2M/ital-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z FBI investigates possible lynching of 17-year-old in Bladenboro, North Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/lacy-d15.html The FBI has taken over the investigation into the death of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy, who was found hanging in a park in Bladenboro, North Carolina on August 29. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a47b1ba-f957-473b-81ef-e18fbf656c7F/lacy-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z German government to send combat troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/germ-d15.html The German parliament’s imminent backing of a combat mission in Iraq marks a crucial step in the unleashing of German militarism. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9f4563d-91c6-47e7-9480-10b453da9d9D/germ-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z New far-right party in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/balt-d15.html Panayiotis Baltakos, the force behind this move, is a former cabinet secretary under Prime Minister Antonis Samaris. He has close relations to the fascist Golden Dawn party. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/653ae383-02d5-4e17-9de9-e8d0e59679dN/balt-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z France: Neo-fascists defeat ruling Socialist Party in legislative elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/troy-d15.html The National Front has inflicted another humiliating defeat upon the PS, the government, and President François Hollande. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/245e6f03-8655-468a-807e-d9f084a4faeI/troy-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z UK faces a return to 1930s levels of poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/ukpo-d15.html The ruling elite in Britain intend to carry out an offensive against the working class equal to that in Greece. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7366a376-48b5-4a1e-b655-e1050b222cdK/ukpo-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Wide audience for online interview with David North, author of <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/inte-d15.html Many hundreds of people from over thirty countries listened to the interview held December 13. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8047d15-c632-40ff-befe-1dc8b545a26L/inte-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung editor defends his attack on the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/kaub-d15.html In a panel discussion at the Deutsche Theater in Berlin, the future co-editor of the <em>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung</em>, Jürgen Kaube, again defended the militarist and revisionist views of Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/902d6740-18bc-4361-9e34-0e0d9d5f23dJ/kaub-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z Vote for SEP candidate Pani Wijesiriwardena! Fight for a socialist program against war and social counterrevolution! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/sril-d15.html The SEP is the only party fighting for a socialist program against the growing threat of world war and the relentless assault on the living conditions and democratic rights of working people. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa8a4c02-90f4-425b-9e2f-0bc28ffadf6E/sril-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z <em>Devil’s Knot</em>, <em>The Congress</em>, <em>The Giver</em> and <em>The Last Sentence</em>: A few of this year’s films http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/devi-d15.html As 2014 draws to a close, the WSWS will comment on a number of films that were released in North America and, in some cases, globally in the course of the past 12 months. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5b2674c-dece-4ddc-b5f4-9bd35d8476bB/devi-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z This week in history: December 15-21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/twih-d15.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/567a2191-a462-4249-8346-c591698aa31B/twih-d15.html 2014-12-15T05:00:00Z US budget resolution funds war and repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/budg-d13.html The $1.1 trillion budget measure was passed by the House of Representatives Thursday and will be approved within days by the US Senate. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89976e22-116a-41b4-972d-641821c2a5eM/budg-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Brennan’s defense of CIA torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/pers-d13.html That the spy agency head issued the Obama administration’s rebuttal to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture makes clear who is really in control of the American state. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e9789c2-0c48-4293-85e9-d86cd5ea798G/pers-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z US Senate committee agreed to conceal UK complicity in CIA torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/tort-d13.html Home Secretary Theresa May, among other senior UK government officials, met with members of the US Senate committee working on the CIA report. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c49ab00c-6095-4c2b-a40a-8d661e24000I/tort-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z French neo-fascist National Front defends CIA torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/lpen-d13.html The neo-fascists decided to overlook their anti-American rhetoric and leap to the defense of CIA torturers. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57ad0fad-e0c7-4832-a930-2a4b7cbddd5M/lpen-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Canadian government lies over complicity in CIA torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/cana-d13.html Canada acted as a major transit route for US rendition flights that sent captives to third countries or CIA black sites to be tortured. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0840d021-4315-4d22-b04d-ef4be7055a9L/cana-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Who are Obama and the US Congress to sanction Venezuela? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/vene-d13.html In the midst of the deepening crisis over CIA torture, the Obama administration has decided to sanction Venezuela for alleged human rights abuses. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ec4618d-2c69-436d-a7a6-ee3aadffe36P/vene-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Federal judges overturn insider trading convictions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/insi-d13.html The ruling underscores the fact that financial criminals are held to different legal standards than the rest of the population Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f0aa9b6-9462-411e-a1e9-c8c7ff6cdafE/insi-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Murder of Palestinian minister is latest Israeli provocation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/isra-d13.html The killing of Palestinian Authority Minister Ziad Abu Ein took place just days after Prime Minister Netanyahu called an early election for next March. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c93bb8b-c8a5-40e4-835b-e187270ffaeM/isra-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z UN agency calls Mediterranean Sea deadliest route for refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/germ-d13.html In the first eleven months of the year, 207,000 refugees have sought to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. Over 3,400 have died in the process. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae514f2a-2b15-4f72-a788-538039d4efdH/germ-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Japanese PM flags propaganda offensive to “restore Japan’s honour” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/japa-d13.html The ruling LDP is preparing to accelerate plans for Japan’s remilitarisation, including on the ideological front, if it retains office in tomorrow’s election. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb31d3b7-6383-410e-826f-0a10ce3b1dbA/japa-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z US blocked negotiations for hostages killed in Yemen raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/raid-d13.html The US government stymied attempts to ransom British-American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, who were both killed last weekend. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c222a8-1378-47ad-8d5a-210029e9e71M/raid-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Jobless toll continues to rise in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/jobs-d13.html There are now about five times as many unemployed workers as the number of job advertisements. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6bf626ef-e7a5-4448-bc1d-66db4c293b1O/jobs-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Thai junta maintains firm grip on power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/thai-d13.html Thailand’s military dictatorship, tacitly supported by Washington, is continuing to crack down on opposition and cement its hold on power. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6513010-89a0-4e3e-a4d5-a87a34f74ceE/thai-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Financialization of rental market threatens future of home ownership in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/rent-d13.html Following the 2008 subprime mortgage collapse, the firms responsible for the crisis are creating a rental empire out of the very homes they foreclosed on. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3f86b0a-42bd-4acd-b942-4b7eef9889fI/rent-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Canada’s International Socialists promote unions’ “anti-Harper,” pro-Liberal campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/can2-d13.html The pseudo-left International Socialists are lining up behind the trade unions’ campaign to back a Liberal or a Liberal-NDP coalition government. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d37e6b28-db2b-43f9-9063-e5a63f8d497A/can2-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Bankruptcy firms to collect huge fees from Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/detr-d13.html Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has acknowledged that Detroit owes $28 million to investment banking firm Miller Buckfire. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dd345c9-43a4-4533-8d4a-e87c982d4fcF/detr-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/labo-d13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c52c4fd-6928-46b4-a276-79cbda558f3L/labo-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Obama CIA director defends “enhanced interrogation” torture program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/bren-d12.html CIA Director John Brennan gave an extraordinary press conference at CIA headquarters on Thursday, outlining the Obama administration’s response to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c19b2500-7c94-4b44-a968-2ff96d5f7c8G/bren-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Torture, police killings and the militarization of America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/pers-d12.html The release of the CIA torture report in the midst of nationwide protests over US police killings has exposed a corrupt system in which state criminals at every level enjoy absolute impunity. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97d81593-0abd-4de3-93d2-243232b0190L/pers-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z US torture report exposes European powers’ involvement in CIA crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/euto-d12.html Officials across Europe are reacting to confirmation of CIA torture by insisting that they should enjoy total immunity for their role in the program. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b455aee-4537-4489-9648-dbcf8456f5bA/euto-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Successive Australian governments complicit in US torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/tort-d12.html Not a word of condemnation of the United States government has been heard within the Australian political establishment. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cf6f562-d634-4968-b5df-aa7faabbf80C/tort-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z US Congress to vote on union-backed plan to cut workers’ pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/pbgc-d12.html A measure attached to the US government funding bill and backed by several major unions would cut pension benefits for millions of private sector workers. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04f7ceaa-4262-41a3-85dd-9358f3bafb2M/pbgc-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Obama embraces Republican budget bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/budg-d12.html The White House said Obama would sign the bill funding the federal government, despite a provision that removes even the most limited restraints on Wall Street speculation. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91855572-6bb7-4c7e-8c67-1d999723cd8G/budg-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z After being exposed, undercover cop draws gun on protesters in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/prot-d12.html On Wednesday night, two plainclothes police officers dressed as protesters were exposed during a demonstration against police brutality in Oakland, California. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a56cf795-c9f2-440d-a18c-e1d8abd9f18P/prot-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Report shows rising social inequality in major capitalist countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/oecd-d12.html Thirty years ago, the richest 10 percent in OECD countries earned seven times more than the poorest 10 percent. Today, the ratio is 9.5 to 1. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c594366-4dd4-410b-8ccb-16e48691e2cI/oecd-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Hong Kong police shut down protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/hong-d12.html The dismantling of the Admiralty protest site effectively marks the end of 11 weeks of protests over the framework for Hong Kong’s 2017 election. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f9e9543-86c1-442a-864c-6ba20c98e4bM/hong-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Japan’s state secrecy law goes into effect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/japa-d12.html The right-wing Abe government passed the anti-democratic legislation as a means of blocking opposition to its agenda of austerity and remilitarisation. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2c40b97-fd25-4e9b-9a53-55b55aab299P/japa-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Ten thousand take part in right-wing demonstration in Dresden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/pegi-d12.html The Pegida Demonstrations are aimed at directing growing social tensions into reactionary channels and building a fascist movement. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbe9d6e0-131e-4138-a900-7887ba79a85P/pegi-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Escalating tensions between Russia and the West over Balkan energy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/balk-d12.html Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned against NATO expansion in the region, which is seen as a provocation against Russia. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c424603-6711-459d-ba96-9b981cc50b5O/balk-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Missouri and Georgia execute mentally disabled death row inmates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/exec-d12.html The US Supreme Court denied stays of execution for two death row inmates despite evidence of their intellectual disabilities. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c71c5787-fc42-4ffa-928e-1ad62324f15O/exec-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Four years since the arrest of Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/assa-d12.html The ongoing exposure of the crimes of American imperialism over the past four years says much about why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains a wanted man. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abd15194-8ee4-4baa-b63b-e30aa03f049F/assa-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Detroit Emergency Manager Orr departs as bankruptcy cuts take effect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/detr-d12.html The formal implementation of the Detroit bankruptcy settlement, a massive social crime, was the occasion for further self-congratulations on the part of the political establishment. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93aa952f-5536-4623-b13b-99afdbf0736P/detr-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z <em>Edith Wharton—The Sense of Harmony</em>: A documentary about the American novelist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/whar-d12.html IndiePix Films has recently released a one-hour documentary about American novelist Edith Wharton (1862-1937), featuring fascinating, never-before-seen archival footage. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be527ffd-dd44-42ed-9f75-68123840e61P/whar-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/wkrs-d12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41be1519-d646-4f45-a3fe-bf38777a43eL/wkrs-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Special 36-hour sale for <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/mehr-d12.html Sale begins at noon on Saturday, December 13. Be sure to take advantage of extra discount. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cd2d355-b289-494e-95b2-351977113f6N/mehr-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Kerry demands open-ended Mideast war resolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/aumf-d11.html 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. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01cc6c09-c776-4768-91ca-0034da7ebf6M/aumf-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z CIA torture: American democracy in shambles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/pers-d11.html 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. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/205d6e32-a28a-4a10-9ed4-d09e944d02cC/pers-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z UN officials call for criminal prosecution of US torturers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/unre-d11.html To comply with international law, the US would have to criminally prosecute all high-level government officials involved in the CIA torture program. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ea84fc9-c037-43c5-b2e6-675ae460281O/unre-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Senate report on torture exposes collusion between corporate media and CIA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/pres-d11.html The unclassified summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program documents the role of news media such as the New York Times in serving as a conduit for CIA propaganda. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3b21843-a27f-4bea-b7ac-5e311ca8fcbG/pres-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Brazilian commission details murder and torture by US-backed dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/braz-d11.html 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. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c556bde-fd7d-4a16-8e1c-8dc64e7836eO/braz-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Greek stocks in free fall as early presidential election called http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/gree-d11.html The Greek stock market fell by almost 13 percent on Tuesday after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called early presidential elections. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1350aa3-8b63-4051-bef6-cfbc1799b41D/gree-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Global recessionary trends strengthening http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/econ-d11.html The state of the euro zone economy continues to go from bad to worse. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31bdca44-d264-4a67-a1a7-3befe2c22b9H/econ-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Protests mount against water charges in Ireland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/irel-d11.html User charges on water will still see a family paying €260 annually and a single person €160. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fab838aa-d11a-4bc2-9dea-0b30a6d5a5aH/irel-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Putin accuses US of seeking to undermine Russian sovereignty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/puti-d11.html 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. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c815f8c2-ce5c-4088-806c-ee3d1b26a71E/puti-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Germany: First-ever Left Party state minister president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/germ-d11.html 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. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23d502bf-f243-40ab-9568-5a74a560b8aG/germ-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z German government attacks rights of asylum seekers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/ger2-d11.html 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. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ff74371-4d61-46b0-9365-98b679daa94B/ger2-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z At Lyon congress, French National Front prepares itself as party of capitalist rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/fnco-d11.html 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. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bb38986-1f8f-40ed-9fa2-773bfbf7a32H/fnco-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Solomon Islands: Former target of Australian regime-change operation re-elected prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/sols-d11.html Manasseh Sogavare is returning to office seven years after he was removed from power through a lawless dirty tricks campaign. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eccc103-713c-4198-9e77-7a5d8677ee6B/sols-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z US Court of Appeals judge: Lawmakers should give NSA carte blanche in online spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/posn-d12.html During a Georgetown University conference on cybercrime, leading right-wing jurist Richard Posner argued that “national security” needs must override privacy rights. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2866d4f-897c-4dfd-8086-1a5eade129dB/posn-d12.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z California nurses strike at San Bernardino Hospitals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/nurs-d11.html Nurses went on a two-day strike Tuesday, after a county judge issued a temporary restraining order against a portion of them. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/974e2742-fbaa-4b94-9166-b180fcf5482L/nurs-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Injured Boeing contract worker dies in Washington state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/boei-d11.html Ken Otto died Sunday due to injuries suffered while working on a Boeing jet in November Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4182a24e-3ec5-4b4b-bb5e-dc70724cde3B/boei-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Rolling Stone magazine and the University of Virginia rape allegations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/roll-d11.html The unraveling of the <em>Rolling Stone</em> feature story sheds a good deal of light on the upper-middle class individuals and groups obsessed with identity politics. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50d8235b-3587-4dac-becc-5aefbcb8f20G/roll-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z British and German youth orchestras celebrate 100 years of jazz http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/jazz-d11.html These talented young musicians came together to celebrate “Freedom and Friendship: A Century of Jazz.” Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eebabb92-1c17-4361-b43c-6ea6d0c154aO/jazz-d11.html 2014-12-11T05:00:00Z Brutal torture detailed in Senate report on CIA interrogation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/tort-d10.html The 500-page unclassified summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report implicates the US government in crimes that are far more extensive than previously acknowledged. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/657acff8-ab53-461b-9cff-ba91df9921bD/tort-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z CIA torture and the crimes of the state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/pers-d10.html The obvious questions that arise from the Senate report on CIA torture are not even being discussed by the politicians or the media: Who will be held accountable? Who will be indicted? Who will be prosecuted? Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85d4c8ab-7ce4-4f8e-95bb-3f688a0d733F/pers-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z US raises troop deployment in Afghanistan by 1,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/afgh-d10.html While the US and NATO are marking the formal end of their combat mission in Afghanistan, Washington is increasing the number of troops left behind. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5f5ae45-de81-4d27-91b6-1d29249266bG/afgh-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z German elite divided over policy toward Russia and the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/geru-d10.html Last Friday, 60 prominent figures from German politics, economics, culture and the media published a sharp criticism of the policy of the German government towards Russia. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ec3acf5-e02f-4997-a1f5-049f4c18354C/geru-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Protests over police killings continue in Northern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/prot-d10.html Police cracked down on a third night of protests in Berkeley, California on Monday night, leading to the arrest of over 150 protesters. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8214299-42f7-46ef-8974-f49bab1be2eK/prot-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Orlando, Florida police sergeant shoots unarmed man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/oran-d10.html Orange County Sergeant Robert McCarthy fired three shots through a windshield at an unarmed man who witnesses said was holding his hands up. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54e19ecc-b55b-420c-a385-93688afe5d6A/oran-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z European Arrest Warrants at center of Scottish National Party’s repressive agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/snpa-d10.html Earlier this year, Scottish police attracted worldwide attention for having a far higher stop and search rate than both London and New York. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d48a847-ad65-4fec-b824-672fba7faefB/snpa-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Leaked photos show UK nuclear plant poses public safety threat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/sell-d10.html Spent fuel rods abandoned in neglected storage ponds are in danger of being exposed to the air, which could set off a nuclear explosion. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f45e113-044c-465b-9cc8-ab168aca2faL/sell-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Germany: Trial of anti-Nazi pastor ends in compromise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/germ-d10.html The Dresden district court decided to abandon the prosecution of pastor Lothar König after a year-long break in proceedings. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1a372fd-dcf2-4a99-8abb-cd7846c360cP/germ-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Australian government seeks to force doctors to charge fees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/fees-d10.html Abbott’s apparent about-face is another indication of the political crisis wracking the Liberal-National Coalition government. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0a2a550-eeda-4a60-9a1c-2f6b5fa430fL/fees-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Taiwanese local elections reveal widespread disillusionment with government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/taiw-d10.html The KMT government suffered one of its worst defeats in recent elections, driven by declining social conditions. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c92580b-a9ea-4090-8397-d404d6f6fa8G/taiw-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z India implementing raft of “pro-investor” measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/indi-d10.html India’s new government is gutting labour laws and has signaled its intention to dramatically scale back price subsidies and social welfare programs. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0df3908f-8728-4524-a700-34df0516f0aM/indi-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Unscrupulous lenders target South African mineworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/lend-d10.html Many South African mineworkers cannot obtain legal lines of credit and are forced to turn to loan sharks. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd004e91-a79e-458b-8f72-0ac31558fe2L/lend-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Chinese president visits New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/nzxi-d10.html Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit was part of Beijing’s efforts to counter the US “pivot to Asia.” Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5945f8f0-5293-49b9-8ef1-d8924765c59F/nzxi-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Deadly fire exposes hazardous housing conditions in Syracuse, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/syra-d10.html The neighborhood where three residents died in a house fire on November 13 is well known for poor housing, high unemployment and poverty. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0806e3d4-4336-436e-a868-28973913000K/syra-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z Chicago Teachers Union backs long-time Democratic Party politician for mayor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/chic-d10.html The outcome of the “independent political” initiative of the CTU, promoted by the International Socialist Organization, is the endorsement of a capitalist politician who attacked jobs and pensions. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd7bf086-799e-4554-a9b8-26415ee4f66G/chic-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z <em>Run the Jewels 2</em> from rappers Killer Mike and El-P http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/10/rtj2-d10.html <em>Run the Jewels 2</em> is the second full-length studio effort from the hip hop duo Run the Jewels, consisting of rapper Killer Mike and rapper-producer El-P. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36dfce43-3e91-4d76-9ed2-9ae04d8da8eM/rtj2-d10.html 2014-12-10T05:00:00Z US forces on global alert ahead of CIA torture report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/tort-d09.html The CIA is backing a media campaign against the Senate report, warning that even a limited exposure of its crimes at secret prisons will produce a worldwide backlash against the US government. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dd63282-9b41-424c-87ff-a8113aaf748G/tort-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Race, class and police violence in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/pers-d09.html In response to popular anger over police violence in the US, the Obama administration has strengthened the apparatus of repression while deploying the practitioners of identity politics to obscure the basic class issues at stake. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/307f354a-dedc-49a4-8f3a-d595277b227M/pers-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Los Angeles police gun down man at busy Hollywood intersection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/holl-d09.html LAPD officers shot and killed a man allegedly carrying a small knife at an intersection in the heart of the Hollywood “Walk of Fame,” stunning tourists. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7847027b-10da-41f8-bfba-dc51ad4ff3aO/holl-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Brooklyn workers and young people condemn police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/broo-d09.html Workers in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East Flatbush spoke to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> about police violence and social conditions for the working class. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fdc6f84-2555-415d-96e0-b9d0a362813N/broo-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Israeli bombing of Syria threatens wider war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/syri-d09.html The latest bombing raids took place amid fresh reports of Israeli aid to the Islamist “rebels” inside Syria. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/179782d2-67cd-4315-a838-7b8297fb5a0N/syri-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Botched US rescue operation in Yemen ends in deaths of two hostages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/yeme-d09.html A failed raid by US Navy Seals in southern Yemen Saturday resulted in the deaths of British-American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5737ef60-4058-4edc-b972-167715d560fN/yeme-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z DNA tests confirm charred remains belong to disappeared Mexican student http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/mexi-d09.html Amid the grim confirmation of the murder of normalista Alexander Mora Venancio, government threats are mounting against protests. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c40ea35a-3152-4f7f-8585-237fefb9aeeG/mexi-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z More than 27 dead as Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/phil-d09.html The latest disaster badly damaged infrastructure and destroyed homes throughout central-eastern Philippines. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74c438aa-4cde-4d09-85a4-bee9135bc93F/phil-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Spain’s Podemos presents its pro-capitalist economic programme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/pode-d09.html Podemos is pledging to the financial elite that any government in which it plays a part will not mount a genuine challenge to their interests. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/952b1de0-78c3-4aa0-a425-b120a74831eB/pode-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Australian financial inquiry warns of insolvency danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/murr-d09.html An official report says the risks confronting the economy are much greater than during the 2008–09 meltdown. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c9e8dd-7ed1-4280-ba1c-b76354eee86C/murr-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Ontario NDP riven by dissension and recriminations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/onta-d09.html Andrea Horwath retained the Ontario New Democratic Party leadership despite bitter infighting over what right-wing course the party should follow. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bee1714-0729-4ff4-89c6-7d7394c411bN/onta-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z San Jose, California: “The Jungle” homeless camp dismantled http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/home-d09.html Authorities in San Jose shut down the largest homeless encampment in the United States last Thursday. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaa7a30d-6677-47b0-ba80-8e72a35af3aI/home-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP to hold public meetings to launch presidential election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/slmt-d09.html The meetings will discuss the socialist program necessary for the working class to fight the growing dangers of world war and the deepening assault on social and democratic rights. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa6239ac-3b71-4b43-be66-43860555990M/slmt-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/09/wkrs-d09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a032cc11-c81f-4ddb-9613-c2d034019a5I/wkrs-d09.html 2014-12-09T05:00:00Z Obama administration seeks to contain anger over whitewash of police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/brut-d08.html The use of racial politics is a key part of the effort to obscure the social and political issues involved in the killing of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45a77c99-d7b5-4baa-a89a-44dd8ad4afdE/brut-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z The CIA torture report and the crisis of legitimacy in the United States http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/pers-d08.html From CIA torture abroad to unrestrained police violence at home, the American ruling class is facing a deep crisis of political legitimacy, with revolutionary implications. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abecba35-a7d0-4d13-8f38-4c5cca97077H/pers-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Tear gas, rubber bullets used against protests over police brutality in Berkeley, California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/prot-d08.html Police fired tear gas at a peaceful protest late Saturday evening, hitting both demonstrators and passersby. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0933af91-f468-48c8-8e46-87e6a91f6feN/prot-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z “Community-oriented policing”: A cover for the militarization of police in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/cops-d08.html "Community policing" has served as a key facilitator for militarization, as well as the spread of community-based police informers. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4f23739-e4ce-4299-925c-81d7bc4b99fF/cops-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Israeli prime minister Netanyahu calls March 2015 general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/neta-d08.html Netanyahu called the general election for March 17, appealing for the support of ultra-nationalist and religious parties. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e937d4-7446-418d-944d-cff8dc860b0L/neta-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z UK: Police use tear gas to repress student sit-in at Warwick University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/stud-d08.html In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, police brutality against young people has become ever more ferocious. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ad850cd-218e-4bc6-84a3-e8fcaf76cf1M/stud-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Germany: GM Opel plant closure exposes bankruptcy of IG Metall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/opel-d08.html The first closure of an auto plant in German postwar history has been facilitated by the IG Metall engineering union. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdbd1676-6452-4220-9252-b7a25711151P/opel-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Bank for International Settlements points to increased financial fragility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/bisr-d08.html The BIS warns of the growing volatility of international financial markets despite their apparent buoyancy. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d60bdcdf-8649-4e8c-992c-e030ee753e3O/bisr-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Social inequality in Canada far higher than official statistics claim http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/cana-d08.html The share of Canada’s national income going to the top 1 percent is 13.3 percent once private corporation income is included. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/070422b8-7940-446c-a91f-edf7b4ba36eA/cana-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Former Chinese security chief arrested on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/chin-d08.html President Xi’s anti-corruption campaign is part of his pro-market agenda of opening up the Chinese economy as well as a means to remove key factional rivals. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/117ad458-fa79-4207-9ceb-94ade40fe2aL/chin-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Australia: Eleven-year-old Aboriginal boy commits suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/suic-d08.html A record level of suicides by Aboriginal children and teenagers is a product of decades of poverty and a damning indictment of the profit system. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d8c16b0-f452-4215-9da6-885fb227036D/suic-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Expanded spy powers being rammed through New Zealand parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/nzsp-d08.html The bill gives stepped-up powers to allow the security services to carry out warrantless spying and suspend or cancel passports. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de81d0fa-f08c-4cee-9a53-2bd9db7b4e9A/nzsp-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Widespread opposition to closure of Boston-area municipal hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/quin-j01.html Unions and state officials in Massachusetts are collaborating with Steward Health Care Systems to close the 124-year-old Quincy Medical Center. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d20f8871-d6b1-4d3e-9111-1715ec6b456E/quin-j01.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z New Orleans local school board makes its pitch to charter operators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/opsb-d06.html The Orleans Parish School Board is attempting to coax charter operators at its former facilities, which were taken over after Hurricane Katrina, to return to their former district. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/798e0ef5-a8ed-439f-8870-22780ea82a1F/opsb-d06.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z This week in history: December 8-14 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/twih-d08.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a37cad31-50d8-47b5-bb1d-d7e23c5ba83F/twih-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z The veiled art of Alex Colville http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/colv-d08.html The Art Gallery of Ontario has brought together nearly 100 of Colville’s paintings, drawings and prints, the largest number ever in a single exhibit. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e96865f-faa9-470d-9d13-c3d7f81490eJ/colv-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Orion spacecraft makes first orbital flight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/orio-d08.html The unmanned test flight is only the first step in plans to resume US manned space flight by the year 2021. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44a1929a-0c38-4f35-8d29-f29d9abbc55G/orio-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Report on Cleveland exposes national epidemic of police killings and abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/clev-d06.html The Cleveland Department of Police “endorses” the excessive use of extreme and deadly force by its officers, according to a report by the Department of Justice. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42230bf4-8906-4a17-8406-d1d446d88f6N/clev-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z The state of world capitalism: Labor productivity up, real wages down http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/pers-d06.html The latest Global Wage Report by the International Labor Organization documents the international working class’s declining share of world income. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb149bea-9b94-4f34-a17f-2f5633f4cd9M/pers-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Cleveland police seek to justify shooting death of 12-year-old boy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/cle2-d06.html From the moment Tamir Rice was shot, the police and media have sought to present the killing as a “tragic death,” while placing responsibility on the boy’s parents and family. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f433bf59-3654-4aca-8d62-987705337e3A/cle2-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Protests continue over decision not to charge cop who killed Eric Garner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/prot-d06.html Details have begun to emerge about the background of the police officer who choked Garner to death, and the rigged character of the grand jury that decided not to bring charges. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d94dc3e5-8d05-4e0e-ae51-92985558d0aC/prot-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Police shooting of unarmed man in Phoenix, Arizona sparks protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/phoe-d06.html In Phoenix, Arizona, 34-year-old Rumain Brisbon was shot dead in yet another police confrontation, setting off more protests against police violence. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef215dc8-3540-428c-bf23-b4ced0bd497A/phoe-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z New nuclear arms race underway http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/nucl-d06.html Beset by mounting economic and social problems for which they have no progressive solution, the ruling elites are ever more inclined to see war as a risk worth taking. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18b653cc-84a6-4d04-9b11-e2af850ef64K/nucl-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Wages flat despite job growth in latest US employment report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/jobs-d06.html While the latest US jobs report continues the trend of moderate job growth, American workers’ wages remain flat, with wage increases barely outpacing inflation. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81b96feb-af53-4b65-8091-d1b23d5e1c7N/jobs-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court considers limits to online speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/cour-d06.html In oral arguments on a case involving Facebook “threats,” the Roberts Court indicated it is seriously considering a major attack on freedom of speech and expression. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68e30ca1-d322-4505-b773-43f3f6b2a43F/cour-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Venezuela announces budget cuts and other financial measures in the wake of OPEC decision http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/vene-d06.html Relying heavily on income from oil production, the OPEC decision to maintain low oil prices has exacerbated Venezuela’s financial and political crisis. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48d57538-d622-400c-8eea-9f1d4434acaP/vene-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z ANC-affiliated student group stages anti-Semitic stunts against South African retailer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/safr-d06.html In late October, the Congress of South African Students dumped a severed pig’s head in the meat section of a Woolworths store in Sea Point, Cape Town. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb4faf50-125f-40ac-b45e-0c86cf9d6d8M/safr-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z New “anti-terror” legislation rushed through Canada’s parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/terr-d06.html Canada’s Conservative government is pushing for speedy passage of three new laws that will bolster police powers, including to surveil telecommunications and make preventive arrests. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/043de323-88cc-434a-8a87-07062fbca2fM/terr-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Toyota Australia details restructuring plans after 2017 shutdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/toyo-d06.html The trade unions have been the key accomplices of the companies, along with state and federal governments, in organising the shutdown of the auto industry. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01af8f3a-4dca-4e06-ae1d-d2a6555b4f5P/toyo-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Malaysian government retains draconian Sedition Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/mala-d06.html While the government will use the Act against its political opponents, it is also part of the police-state measures that will be used against the working class. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cccb78ae-b369-4b6b-bd18-138bace1e3cK/mala-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z German Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s great power speech to big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/stei-d06.html In his opening speech at the SZ Economic Summit, the foreign minister appealed to business heads to support Germany’s ambitions to be a global power. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45dd38c9-1d80-4c1d-b8ca-10d962c86b7O/stei-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Zapata and Villa took Mexico City—Part 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/xoc3-d06.html Despite the passage of a century, the impact of the Mexican Revolution still dominates all aspects of Mexican political and cultural life. This is the final part of a three-part series. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81ea5148-c5a0-458c-9df9-dc18a8977e8E/xoc3-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/labo-d06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3497b0df-96c4-467f-a366-88af14905b6G/labo-d06.html 2014-12-06T05:00:00Z European Central Bank meeting downgrades euro zone forecast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/euro-d05.html The forecasts of euro zone growth rates and inflation point to an accelerating downturn in the region’s economy. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/028e6f59-6d52-4ea5-9e20-7ddbc3b9561M/euro-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z NSA tapping vast majority of cell phone networks worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/cell-d05.html Newly published secret documents show that NSA surveillance operations aim to spy on all of the world's cellular phone data networks. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/679bbe8f-5257-45cb-837e-e95cece6f09E/cell-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Police killings in America: The class issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/pers-d05.html Once again, a police officer has been let off without charges for killing an unarmed man on the streets of an American city. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e3a9383-b379-4ffa-9d14-d6f959812d4C/pers-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Protests erupt over decision not to indict cop who killed Eric Garner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/garn-d05.html Police in New York City carried out mass arrests after thousands of people participated in protests, as outrage builds over police killings in the United States. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f926dfe-214c-45ea-ad83-16103c85dbcN/garn-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z The Obama administration and disappeared Mexican students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/mexi-d05.html The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico is the product not only of policies pursued by the Peña Nieto government, but those of Washington as well. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab892239-6d82-43dc-a610-bb6b729aedeN/mexi-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Putin halts South Stream pipeline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/sout-d05.html At a press conference in Turkey on Monday, the Russian president blamed the European Union for the end of the South Stream pipeline project. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/783d8d77-d687-4316-ac3f-3feb9a4ab22O/sout-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z UK government’s fresh round of scorched-earth spending cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/autu-d05.html Newly announced cuts will mean public spending in the UK will fall to a lower percentage level than even that in the United States. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7eb3bb6-38d8-4fdf-9275-3393534d353J/autu-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Ohio football player, apparent suicide victim, complained of concussions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/kost-d05.html Defensive tackle Kosta Karageorge, 22, reported missing for several days, was found dead in a dumpster in Columbus, Ohio from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e2f6b54-4e5d-44d0-9675-d92dad13a1eG/kost-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Protests erupt in Rome against attack on job protection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/ital-d05.html Protests broke out in Rome against the Renzi government’s Jobs Act, a labor reform that removes basic workers’ rights and guarantees. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae6f0c4-9856-4dc2-ae5d-fa33e28ebf4P/ital-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z London’s New Era housing estate residents take protest to Downing Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/lond-d05.html The housing residents are demanding a halt to rent increases and the threat of eviction. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c78fcee-4772-46b3-9c62-a86640660e6P/lond-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z South Korean fishing vessel sinks, killing dozens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/kore-d05.html The ship’s sinking has highlighted the deplorable conditions facing migrant fishermen in South Korea. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a600981b-de89-466c-b8fd-795be8b999fE/kore-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Australian sailors say Labor government ordered them not to rescue refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/refu-d05.html Naval personnel testify that captains received instructions direct from Canberra not to assist stricken boats, leaving the passengers to perish. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e8cdbfe-0710-4a03-9fba-f5b260e5ab2O/refu-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Zapata and Villa took Mexico City—Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/xoc2-d05.html Despite the passage of a century, the impact of the Mexican Revolution still dominates all aspects of Mexican political and cultural life. This is the second of a three-part series. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68ef368d-d57d-4868-b828-a2f2b245ce4B/xoc2-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z <em>Ernest Cole Photographer</em>—A searing look at apartheid South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/cole-d05.html A moving and powerful exhibit at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery showcases the remarkable work of a little known black South African, Ernest Cole. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dae8746d-abe0-408b-8d99-6caaf812c23F/cole-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z To defend public services and pensions: Workers need a socialist strategy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/queb-d05.html The unions are seeking to channel mass anger along nationalist lines so as to prevent the emergence of a genuine working class challenge to the Couillard government. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15f9e05a-0e7b-422b-ab43-283c9fe1fc3J/queb-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/wkrs-d05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a82ab2a5-7127-45d7-ab30-6ca8a3f03adD/wkrs-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Anger follows New York grand jury’s failure to indict cop who killed Eric Garner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/garn-d04.html The latest grand jury exoneration comes less than two weeks after a similar decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1c76c0d-e81e-4c62-8585-e276fa8abb6A/garn-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z The Detroit blackout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/pers-d04.html The blackout, attributed to the failure of a single cable on the city’s municipal power grid, speaks to the decline of Detroit and the decay of infrastructure throughout the country. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd793fc8-c049-4384-827f-7255d185a1dN/pers-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Hundreds of police killings go unreported http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/kill-d04.html National statistics provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation underreport police killings in the US by 25 percent or more. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/136e7f25-6150-4b88-bdc8-d00ee6af18eD/kill-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Obama to name Ashton Carter as Pentagon chief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/pent-d04.html The former deputy defense secretary has advocated preventive war against North Korea and other potential “security threats” to US imperialism. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bb111c7-f730-47d7-8292-1573455b2a3M/pent-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Egyptian regime imposes death penalties on nearly 200 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/egyp-d04.html The third mass sentencing since April comes amidst mounting repression by the US-backed military junta. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a7579c9-4085-4c1a-9106-49eeda8a31dM/egyp-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z US corporate profits soar as productivity rises and wages stagnate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/wage-d04.html New figures show the extent to which the so-called economic recovery has been fueled by driving down the wages of workers. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/883cd99b-cbd9-4648-8a98-47ab58c758bL/wage-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z UK and China clash over Hong Kong http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/hong-d04.html A significant section of the ruling elite in Washington and London are using the dispute over Hong Kong’s status to encourage the dismemberment of China. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa233c80-f920-4cba-9a5d-3c9a21d1b21D/hong-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Opposition presidential candidate to implement austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/sril-d04.html The opposition platform is a cynical exercise aimed at duping voters into believing that its candidate would end the onslaught on living standards and democratic rights. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f5d8fc0-a8b4-4edb-a625-d40a67e0642F/sril-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Ebola epidemic continues to ravage West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/ebol-d04.html The death toll from the ongoing Ebola epidemic has officially surpassed 6,000, with more than 17,145 reported cases of infection. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39e200de-d654-49dd-9a51-4ede82afaa8M/ebol-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Australian economy in income recession http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/aust-d04.html Output grew by only 0.3 percent in the third quarter, well below expectations, accompanied by a fall in national income. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9da666d5-1f02-4828-a41c-0b3c8ba8f9cB/aust-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Plunging prices and stalling investment drive Australian mining job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/mine-d04.html Thousands more jobs across Australia’s mining and resources sector will be eliminated as major companies restructure their operations and shelve investment plans in response to the ongoing plunge in commodity prices and slowing global demand. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb76e816-9551-40eb-9a51-fac5e929f4cO/mine-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z New York transit agency unveils new fare hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/nyct-d04.html The fare increases are part of a continuous attack on working class living standards in a city where 20 percent live in poverty. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f21651a0-c22b-4d20-ac52-c9677d202c7H/nyct-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Lufthansa pilots in Germany walk out again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/luft-d04-1.html Pilots and other workers are fighting company plans to expand operations of its low-cost subsidiaries and slash jobs and wages. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9a9ce60-f9a2-4824-84e9-90ad76af04aA/luft-d04-1.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Debate in Germany over euthanasia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/euth-d04.html Against a background of widespread poverty among the elderly, the debate over euthanasia is centered on eliminating care rather than providing compassionate treatment. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15e5844c-a2d4-41c0-aa69-bce8def5d7dB/euth-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Zapata and Villa took Mexico City—Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/xoc1-d04.html Despite the passage of a century, the impact of the Mexican Revolution still dominates all aspects of Mexican political and cultural life. This is the first of a three-part series. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96a7dc76-bdea-41bb-98a7-ba3003469feD/xoc1-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Radical Independence Campaign does dirty work for Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/radi-d04.html The primary function of the RIC is to channel hostility to the Labour Party behind a section of the Scottish bourgeoisie and its party, the Scottish National Party. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebf39e16-3404-4c57-8b28-db81ee4287cO/radi-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z <em>Whiplash</em>: Heaping scorn on mediocrity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/whip-d04.html A young drummer at an elite music conservatory becomes the protégé of an abusive instructor who believes artistic genius is formed by sheer force of will. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2441b51-708a-40ea-8997-182f12d7522A/whip-d04.html 2014-12-04T05:00:00Z Infrastructure collapse blacks out large portions of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/blac-d03.html The blackout underscores the dangers arising from the sweeping privatizations that are part of the bankruptcy restructuring of Detroit. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82d86786-5937-43f3-a8cb-958124217f0E/blac-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Obama’s paramilitary police: The “war on terror” comes home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/pers-d03.html The ongoing militarization of local police forces is a major component of the assault on democratic rights in the United States. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52dd5706-1cad-4690-bdfa-4e68d001403G/pers-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z NATO prepares “rapid reaction force” for confrontation with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/nato-d03.html As the NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels, the US military moved to deploy tanks and armored vehicles near Russia’s borders. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f765ec90-1e78-4c18-882e-376850f5a82G/nato-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Moldovan election: Sharp decline in support for pro-EU coalition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/mold-d03.html Moldova has increasingly become the focus of Western-led provocations. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c8dc25b-8f38-4ac7-973f-652faa0e2fdN/mold-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Thousands of Mexican workers and youth demand Peña Nieto’s resignation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/mexi-d03.html Protests over the disappearance of 43 students pose the question of who will rule Mexico. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01d24bd2-a36d-4ada-a80b-235439e22d4K/mexi-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z How the St. Louis prosecuting attorney manipulated the Ferguson grand jury http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/gran-d03.html The grand jury process that ended with a decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was anything but a fair and impartial weighing of the evidence. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6332a41-1422-4d50-8fd3-48563c1e2a2E/gran-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z St. Louis football players protest Michael Brown murder in pre-game ceremony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/rams-d03.html On Sunday, St. Louis Rams pass receivers Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, Jared Cook, Kenny Britt and Stedman Bailey entered the Edward Jones football field using the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture popularized by protests over the police murder of Michael Brown. The professional football players said they wanted to express their solidarity with the people of Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb that has been put under siege by police and National Guard troops. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d708d05-097f-4407-ba93-24bec318958C/rams-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Former Buffalo police officer sentenced to probation for beating handcuffed suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/brut-d03.html No let-up in police violence across the US. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4144fd4-3e30-46dd-b7fc-c727d1c61b2L/brut-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protest leadership divided after police clashes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/hong-d03.html Riot police violently broke up an attempt by protesters to surround the government headquarters in central Hong Kong. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f21db18-b1af-493f-8f0c-1943e7ed652N/hong-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Egyptian dictator al-Sisi signs military, economic deals in Paris http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/freg-d03.html The Socialist Party government warmly welcomed Egyptian military dictator al-Sisi. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80f50924-1f1e-4072-ac86-f56b489443cP/freg-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Party leader boasts: German Left Party more pro-business than the CDU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/left-d03.html In an interview with a major German newspaper, Left Party leader Bodo Ramelow boasted that his party was better prepared to push through anti-working class policies than the conservative CDU. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b41156c-e49e-4729-b5a4-80e6533a3b2C/left-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Munich police evict refugees from protest camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/muni-d03.html Refugee protests have been met with violence from Munich police. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43bb959f-9f4e-422b-a2fa-1f9e0fa0b7bD/muni-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Spain wracked by corruption scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/spai-d03.html The scandals have revealed the criminality at the heart of the country’s now shipwrecked economic boom. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5079b40-230c-4fdb-ac5b-b02a943183fE/spai-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Youth in Australia worse off than their parents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/ffya-d03.html This generation of young people will become the first in the post-war period to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf3ca379-fb28-4c40-b784-dfce734385aI/ffya-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Australian military launches first amphibious assault ship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/lhds-d03.html The ship’s role has been expanded since Australia enlisted as one of the main partners in the aggressive US “pivot to Asia.” Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeb0c549-72a6-4f47-9850-af344b39e69L/lhds-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z The German Partei für Soziale Gleichheit answers the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s defense of Jörg Baberowski http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/babe-d03.html Claims of “defamation” are refuted by Baberowski’s own words. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9ba3d1a-0a9e-40cd-92ba-8819aeb7046C/babe-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z “Seeking for Utopia”—or were they? The Russian avant-garde and Soviet modernism in posters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/russ-d03.html The recent exhibition in Tokyo included some 180 early Soviet posters, which have remarkable artistic and historic significance. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c360b79-03ae-4a51-bdda-44a8c0e32adF/russ-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z <em>Revolution</em>: The witch-hunting of Russell Brand continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/bran-d03.html Brand is attacked because his message, however confused, is closer to political reality and the sentiments of broad layers of the young people who are his main audience than the thousands of column inches produced by the innumerable media hacks assembled against him. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5126fa6b-b843-4962-bb7d-0e36bdbe87fN/bran-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> now available in eBook format http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/03/mehr-d03.html This book by David North is an essential addition to every Marxist library. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b092cfad-7d73-4128-8da8-5c8cafd869aJ/mehr-d03.html 2014-12-03T05:00:00Z Obama backs continued militarization of local police forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/ferg-d02.html The president met with supposed “civil rights” organizations Monday to diffuse popular anger over the police murder of Michael Brown while accelerating the military style crackdown on public dissent. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/169fce5d-acf4-4d8d-b026-b8a911075d5M/ferg-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Oil price slide rocks world economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/pers-d02.html Energy companies, financial markets and whole economies are being severely impacted by the oil price slide following the decision by OPEC not to cut production. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb3e197b-87a0-4792-82aa-5cc98deb1a0D/pers-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z US retail sales plunge during “Black Friday” weekend http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/sale-d02.html The fall in sales reflects the fact that the disposable incomes of working-class households continue to stagnate and decline. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c39b359-ae02-4cfe-8468-909fda1a823I/sale-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Low turnout in Italian regional elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/ital-d02.html In regional elections in Emilia-Romagna and Calabria, nearly two thirds of the electorate abstained from voting. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0279d0a4-1a35-4576-8217-e623e7281bfL/ital-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Hundreds mourn death of 12-year-old boy killed by Cleveland police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/rice-d02.html Hundreds of people from throughout the Cleveland area attended a viewing Sunday for 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by police while playing with a toy gun. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6312e095-f8cd-48e0-a4f6-ad3aea0d402N/rice-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z As election campaign begins, Moody’s downgrades Japan’s debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/japa-d02.html The credit downgrade was a warning to the next government to implement harsh austerity measures to bring down Japan’s massive public debt. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/532a3498-32ab-46ec-9763-449fb35a36fO/japa-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z After Brazilian election, Dilma taps “Chicago Boy” as finance minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/braz-d02.html The new cabinet named by the Brazilian president also includes the chief lobbyist for agribusiness as minister of agriculture. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aea987c9-7679-4745-91f8-6611cdbbe97H/braz-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Smith report on Scottish devolution sets off further devolution throughout UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/scot-d02.html The cross-party commission was established immediately following the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/476e231b-e526-4af1-b18a-d3a4f779689A/scot-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Scottish student debt skyrockets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/debt-d02.html Although tuition is free in Scotland, miserly levels of student support mean that students must turn to loans to cover their living costs. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34bf5bb2-1fe1-47aa-a6fe-f84be3ad0f3B/debt-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Billions in handouts to Canadian auto companies yet to be repaid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/cana-d02.html The true aim of the auto industry bailout was to make the Detroit Big Three once again a lucrative source of profits for rich investors by gutting auto workers’ jobs and wages. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4652314-f866-4a15-9f4b-7f12e961d7cI/cana-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Australian government confronts deepening political and economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/abbo-d02.html Prime Minister Abbott held a 50-minute solo media conference to try to deal “head on” with the ever-more visible disarray of his government. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dacd886-d86e-4d4b-a159-48a7f6e0371P/abbo-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour elects new right-wing leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/litt-d02.html Former union leader Andrew Little’s installation has been praised by corporate media commentators, who recognise his record of support for big business. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2d52af9-5456-4e37-b856-b70be954ea3H/litt-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z <em>Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/cops-d02.html While arguing that the US is not yet a totalitarian society, Balko acknowledges that “we <em>have</em> entered a police state writ small.” Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/518ed5c2-6b20-4589-badd-fd3ddc098d1B/cops-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z <em>The Theory of Everything</em>: Stephen Hawking’s life, or parts of it, on film http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/ever-d02.html Stephen Hawking has over the years become a familiar personage to millions. A brilliant physicist and cosmologist, Hawking’s nearly life-long battle with disease has become the stuff of legend. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8364dc7c-5077-464f-9a36-f99b76cdd7aA/ever-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z The death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/hugh-d02.html The overblown response of the entire media, political and sporting establishment to Hughes’s death deserves careful and critical scrutiny. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8e0efe7-c2ab-49c9-a294-29853a89514H/hugh-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/wkrs-d02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c8c445e-af11-43eb-85e9-eaa09649ef9L/wkrs-d02.html 2014-12-02T05:00:00Z Missouri governor signals long-term National Guard presence in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/ferg-d01.html Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is seeking additional funding to finance the continued deployment of the National Guard in the St. Louis area. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80ae2649-a004-4460-83b7-546f48a10eaG/ferg-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z The acquittal of Hosni Mubarak http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/pers-d01.html The acquittal of the deposed Egyptian dictator underscores the determination of the Egyptian bourgeoisie to drown the revolutionary struggles of the working class in blood. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c457fc6d-4f16-46db-8022-eb315f6a6fbP/pers-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Afghan regime hit by wave of Taliban attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/afgh-d01.html The escalating bloodshed comes amid Washington’s efforts to consolidate military and financial support for the newly installed stooge regime. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5f71c38-1602-4ff0-8165-2ce40792b34P/afgh-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Netanyahu’s “Jewish nation” bill enshrines an apartheid-style constitution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/isra-d01.html The “Jewish nation” bill sets the scene for far greater discrimination against the Palestinian population within Israel. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4a21d90-3512-426f-8935-019570f2ec9I/isra-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Washington’s intrigues against Sri Lankan president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/sril-d01.html The lynchpin in the moves against President Rajapakse is former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who has established close ties in Washington. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ac68cfe-7480-4e99-b0c5-597688d41eeM/sril-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Australia: Liberal-National Coalition loses Victorian state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/vicp-d01.html The result intensifies the crisis confronting the federal government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22da02dc-e1ac-486c-af28-b06e7872618L/vicp-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Australia: Workers and youth oppose war and austerity in Victorian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/inte-d01.html Workers and young people discussed a range of political concerns with World Socialist Web Site reporters outside polling booths during Saturday’s Victorian state election ( see: election result article). Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f02d8416-8eef-4735-bb89-409445dd4d2H/inte-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z More large US companies drop retirees from health plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/reti-d01.html Among large employers with 1,000 or more workers, 60 percent have instituted caps on benefits for retirees eligible for Medicare. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/406942db-1e1f-4b9a-be5b-c08cc366c77J/reti-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z US Labor Department Study: 4,405 workers killed on the job in 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/osha-d01.html The study reveals that 12 workers die each day from on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a18f416d-b4fb-46d1-a926-a33d80d2a46P/osha-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z UK Prime Minister Cameron launches fresh attack on European Union migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/immi-d01.html Cameron has previously proposed a cap on the number of European Union migrants allowed to enter the UK. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eb921f5-daed-4b77-bf84-293e77aaa0aM/immi-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z German parliament passes austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/budg-d01.html Finance Minister Schäuble’s austerity diktats and the Left Party’s call for investment programmes are only the right and left boot of capitalist exploitation. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dd88fa5-e247-4ddf-a586-bee6a0d134eF/budg-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z German welfare “reforms” promote virtual slave labour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/labo-d01.html The Hartz welfare and labour “reforms” and the enlargement of the EU have created conditions in which hundreds of thousands of workers are exploited as virtual slaves. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc016dfd-ec7f-4b4d-bb06-c61133ae139D/labo-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z South African police ignore official watchdog’s recommendations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/watc-d01.html In the first six months of the 2014-2015 fiscal year, deaths in police custody rose by 1 percent. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37d17b91-6858-4a60-9e77-1b8aa9fe18dG/watc-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in separate Chinese mine explosions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/chin-d01.html The latest tragedies make a mockery of Beijing’s claim it is working to improve conditions for miners. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2b9d175-5b49-4df1-a048-0a4883dea18J/chin-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z IYSSE standing candidates in student elections at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/humb-d01.html The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is placing at the center of its campaign the struggle against war and opposition to attempts to transform Humboldt University into a center of militarism. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c9b89bd-4f24-496b-ba04-c7ba6acd3c9B/humb-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Veteran photographer Errol Sawyer talks with the World Socialist Web Site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/erro-d01.html Errol Sawyer discusses his early career and influences and the responsibilities facing photographic artists today. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da7d3216-53a0-4eb4-8628-e2077a93ad6C/erro-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z This week in history: December 1-7 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/twih-d01.html em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0d793d9-aa45-4b3c-834d-1b46195e973B/twih-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z New telescope reveals first detailed image of a planetary system in formation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/alma-d01.html An international telescope array entering operation has produced the first detailed image showing a planetary system in formation around a young star Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9eafa5d5-1ba3-487c-b746-ac1e06cb6dcC/alma-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Australian government faces crisis over failed budget measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/aust-d01.html An editorial entitled “Abbott government is doomed without narrative” summed up the deep frustration in ruling circles over its failure to ram through the austerity agenda. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bd1f43a-9ea3-418e-9d73-811bce0dbb2J/aust-d01.html 2014-12-01T05:00:00Z Democrats back union-organized Wal-Mart protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/frid-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b48998eb-dc75-4605-aac3-12188b7c350F/frid-n29.html 2014-11-29T06:00:00Z Report of Russian warship manoeuvres in English Channel highlights growing war danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/russ-n29.html The largest military manoeuvres presently being staged are by NATO, in Poland, under the Readiness Action Plan agreed at the NATO summit in Wales. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e5139f3-8fb3-4626-b927-59031baf257H/russ-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z UN report documents torture, police violence in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/pers-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/222c3322-2ed5-4f72-a48e-fdc6e0b1edbI/pers-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z France balks on delivery of Mistral helicopter-carrier to Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/mist-n29.html Tensions between Paris and Moscow surged as François Hollande's Socialist Party government blocked delivery of the first of two warships for the Russian navy. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0578a5a8-61ac-4353-93d9-4e36d7dd561J/mist-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Mexican President Peña Nieto announces police-state plan as more bodies are discovered http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/mexi-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/337632a2-a743-4629-9a26-d0726735cfeK/mexi-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Denver police caught on video beating suspect, tripping pregnant woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/brut-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c91ad6f-3354-4a93-8f66-9f014b4d8b9J/brut-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Protests, building occupations follow California tuition hike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/tuit-n29.html The regents’ vote to approve 5 percent annual tuition increases for the next five years has prompted demonstrations on UC campuses statewide. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e9f8d83-8347-40b9-9cfc-6a2be3c5f2eJ/tuit-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Canada preparing to expand its role in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/cana-n29.html Canada’s Conservative government is now trying to concoct a pseudo-legal justification for involving the country in air strikes against Syria. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f66aea9-ea8b-475b-8ff5-bf9918c8eadM/cana-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Housing rights campaigners speak out on UK government’s social cleansing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/ints-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2c981d5-98fa-4789-a856-9d544224e61F/ints-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z UK workers see six years of falling wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/wage-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7f92bf2-ff55-44c4-afa4-02fc59aa1e2D/wage-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z French automaker Peugeot-Citroën plans new mass layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/fpsa-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4afbee80-bbe9-4858-8842-4eee0a11214K/fpsa-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z German constitutional court increases the power of the church http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/germ-n29.html 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.” Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6deed272-856e-433f-9d89-82c6d2cc303F/germ-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z New Australian terrorism bill to facilitate targeted military killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/terr-n29.html On the pretext of combatting ISIS, the government’s laws can be used against anyone perceived as a political threat to the ruling establishment. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62163def-0bf2-4a90-859e-4bad9b8c3afA/terr-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Australia: East-West toll road provides multi-billion dollar handout to corporate elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/toll-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/700e054f-cc5c-4a82-91d5-84209347f1dJ/toll-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP holds press conference to announce its presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/sril-n29.html SEP political committee member Pani Wijesiriwardena is the only candidate representing the interests of the working class. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/916d4774-182c-4610-8fef-a9e2cd66c54A/sril-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Christopher Nolan’s <em>Interstellar</em>: A mess in space http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/inte-n29.html <em>Interstellar</em> takes place in a dystopian near future, when dust storms are destroying crops and threatening to leave the planet without food. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1f97bb-e834-4f02-ba61-337f3ce3d06D/inte-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z The Australian Greens and “human rights” imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/gree-n29.html 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. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca71511f-460c-41d5-a073-3bbdc64632cJ/gree-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Former Washington mayor Marion Barry mourned in US ruling class circles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/barr-n29.html Barry typified the layer that came to prominence in the ebb and decline of the mass civil rights movement. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c349d91-313f-4ef2-8beb-cbfd7215d16A/barr-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/29/labo-n29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fdeb9ea-e7f7-4bef-8ad7-e6faa18275fH/labo-n29.html 2014-11-29T05:00:00Z Video shows Cleveland cop killed 12-year-old boy in under two seconds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/ferg-n28.html The failure to charge Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown has given a green light to police killings throughout the country. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/291a7668-581d-40e3-8d7f-57a5f3683e9G/ferg-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z One year since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/pers-n28.html Saturday marks the first anniversary of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1304b739-f8b7-4426-b056-de1ca86f442M/pers-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z OPEC decision a shot in oil price war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/opec-n28.html Immediately on the news that OPEC will maintain production levels, the price of oil fell a further 8 percent. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43c461f4-0817-4293-9906-b5da4320215J/opec-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z More than 300 arrested in Los Angeles during Ferguson protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/losa-n28.html A total of 323 people have been arrested in Los Angeles in three days, raising questions of unlawful police conduct. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a42bdca4-78e3-4b38-b3e7-2b683dda2dbC/losa-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Washington denounces Syrian air strikes on ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/syri-n28.html The US State Department’s comments are utterly cynical given the Pentagon’s indifference to civilian casualties in its new Middle East war. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93917525-0b3d-4d72-8ea8-8b0f61c1439D/syri-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Union seeks to smother opposition to unsafe conditions in West Virginia mines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/coal-n28.html The United Mine Workers of America is working with Patriot Coal and the courts to suppress the opposition of miners, which erupted in a strike last month over unsafe conditions. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fe49884-e886-492c-a11b-64d098c7c50L/coal-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z The reactionary politics of German Greens on display at party congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/gree-n28.html The Green Party congress marked the end of the period in which its petty-bourgeois identity politics could pose as progressive or even leftist. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fc306e1-e954-422f-839b-3f95387bcc5N/gree-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z India: Open rift in Stalinist CPM http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/stal-n28.html The debacle the CPM suffered in last May’s national election has brought to a head longstanding differences over what right-wing course to follow. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f5c5ffd-20ba-4e89-a419-e67e0f3da8cK/stal-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Cables document relations between Castro and Argentine junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/arge-n28.html According to recently released cables, diplomatic exchanges occurred in 1977 between Cuban President Fidel Castro and the Argentine military ruler. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/836b9a7e-f6ee-412c-96c1-94d62af470bJ/arge-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Workers denounce phony “jobs” promises ahead of state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/inte-n28.html Unemployment in Broadmeadows and Dandenong, former centres of manufacturing and the car industry, has now reached depression-era levels. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35f28bfa-cf5a-4972-8c29-21f7e68dd00I/inte-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z New Indonesian president raises fuel prices http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/indo-n28.html Widodo’s first major policy decision was a signal to financial markets that he will deliver long-demanded “structural reforms.” Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/645e12c4-7c51-43fc-a2b4-160ad57eeecE/indo-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Major parties prepare further austerity after Victorian state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/vice-n28.html The official campaign has been a sham from start to finish. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/227c3795-58f7-4972-a013-12625dcf904K/vice-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Home fires in the US kill 125 people in just two weeks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/fire-n28.html Between November 9 and November 22, 125 people died in home fires in the US, bringing the total for the year to more than 2,000. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3b5e17a-25e7-4989-b7d0-d704a11a837N/fire-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z The fight against war and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/cong-n28.html This statement was adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) on October 28. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a11f55cf-d8b3-4de0-81a8-4776bc9bd0fI/cong-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/shor-n28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/025f9d2a-8ff3-42f1-8cbf-eec86eaebecB/shor-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Hundreds arrested in US protests against Ferguson whitewash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/ferg-n27.html More than 400 people have been arrested in protests nationwide against the decision not to indict the cop who murdered Michael Brown. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80c8c2f7-87bc-4abc-8363-82a716d8c27L/ferg-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Political dissidents to be rendered stateless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/pers-n27.html Once again, under the guise of the “war against terror”, the state is accruing authoritarian powers, including the ability to effectively render a British citizen stateless. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5542f690-3c40-4a73-b569-f0c515f27adB/pers-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z “Justifiable homicides” by police at record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/brut-n27.html According to data from the FBI, at least 461 people were killed by police last year, the highest number in 20 years. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b120b943-cce9-4eb8-8c25-582f8a90b2eH/brut-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z New coalition plans to expand war against eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/ukra-n27.html The integration of right-wing thugs into the new Ukrainian government makes clear that the regime can only enforce its reactionary program through the use of force. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64c26127-dd05-4483-860f-3e82f7f4a82J/ukra-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z OECD report highlights deepening economic breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/oecd-n27.html The growing risk of stagnation in the euro zone is accompanied by the danger of renewed financial turbulence. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79eb0c2f-c798-4ffa-88cd-3147e676992O/oecd-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Police crack down on Hong Kong protest site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/hong-n27.html Police cleared protestors from Mong Kok with a massive show of force that resulted in the arrest of at least 148 people. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a7819c7-7d1e-4dd0-a9dc-590b8174c19P/hong-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z As snow melts, social conditions in Buffalo area remain dire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/buff-n27.html Tens of thousands struggle with poverty, poor housing and difficulty in accessing food and other essentials. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8482c0f4-51c0-4311-b7c9-006366c1e0fM/buff-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Chinese and Indian leaders hold competing visits to Fiji http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/fiji-n27.html The two high-profile visits to the Pacific island country came amid increasing geo-political rivalry, fuelled by US imperialism’s “pivot to Asia” against China. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b1d4dd1-a406-4386-829d-5c03ae57f60N/fiji-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z The $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/home-n27.html Manhattan's Old Homestead Steak House, an upscale New York City restaurant, is offering a Thanksgiving dinner to its well-heeled clientele at a price of $35,000 for four. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06db25b5-9004-4d17-b92f-7a0e362be28O/home-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z UK report on murder of soldier drives calls for deeper state repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/rigb-n27.html The report into the murder of soldier Lee Rigby is being used to introduce new draconian "anti-terror" legislation. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34df977e-55ed-424e-8422-ff05c8230ccD/rigb-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z India: Open rift in Stalinist CPM http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/stal-n27.html The debacle the CPM suffered in last May’s national election has brought to a head longstanding differences over what right-wing course to follow. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7288e3e-a050-4048-9cfe-84b840c53adE/stal-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Australian meat workers to face new attacks after JBS buys Primo Group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/prim-n27.html JBS’s rapid expansion over the past nine years has been driven by an unrelenting assault on jobs, wages and conditions. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bea524e3-fa76-43d8-8c7c-7fdb0d6a46aI/prim-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Humboldt University seeks to ban criticism of right-wing professor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/humb-n27.html Humboldt University in Berlin has publicly attacked the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality for criticizing the right-wing political views and activities of the historian Jörg Baberowski. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62541240-6734-411d-bdd4-915eb5970efP/humb-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z SEP meeting and discussion in Stuttgart http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/psgm-n27.html The question of why the socialist movement was not able to prevent the outbreak of the First World War provoked an important discussion at the meeting. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1e8e512-9bb8-4a3b-a15b-d4e5eb118c3H/psgm-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z 150 years since Sherman’s March to the Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/sher-n27.html 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. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c66b603-7686-4c2c-8175-26a55d49daaE/sher-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Public Meeting December 4: The attack on democratic rights in Ferguson and Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/meet-n27.html The meeting will examine the political background of the mounting attacks on democratic rights, including recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and the bankruptcy settlement in Detroit. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abc1d70f-2c32-474d-95f4-f9e3585c218F/meet-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Missouri governor triples national guard force in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/frgu-n26.html With federal and state officials and the media calling for a crackdown on “lawlessness,” Governor Nixon dispatched an additional 1,500 National Guard troops Monday to suppress protests in the St. Louis suburb. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c75ac3f-e624-4220-a93d-3ae0987bdcfG/frgu-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Demonstrations across the US against Michael Brown decision http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/ferg-n26.html The grand jury decision exonerating the policeman who murdered black teenager Michael Brown has provoked demonstrations in an estimated 130 cities, across 37 states. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2f1ea10-7262-4a92-9da5-0e09977c480I/ferg-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Protesters condemn exoneration of cop who killed Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/fer2-n26.html At demonstrations around the country, workers and youth spoke out on the police murder in Ferguson, Missouri and the destruction of democratic rights. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a520d11c-5df4-483a-8f1d-77fe42baf4bG/fer2-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Cleveland police defend shooting death of 12-year-old boy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/clev-n26.html The boy was shot down while he played with a toy gun in a park playground. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81cc5b43-c690-4a4d-a34f-f192950495fF/clev-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Economic blockade of Ukrainian rebel regions inflicts mass suffering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/ukeb-n26.html The Ukrainian government has cut off economic relations with the rebel-controlled Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic, deepening the social and economic crisis engulfing the region. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72408ffd-cc44-4f8f-9c66-d680968d21aH/ukeb-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Franco-German reform plan calls for deep social cuts, wage freeze in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/frde-n26.html France and Germany are proposing a joint economic reform plan with deep social cuts and flexible labour rules in favour of big business. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e0312b9-2fa0-472b-9541-1d4c8d599b9O/frde-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Former Portuguese Prime Minister Sócrates held on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/socr-n26.html The timing and manner of Sócrates’ arrest suggest motivations of a right-wing character. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6f30ca8-c3ac-49a5-85ad-b9b2f6fb5d8F/socr-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Protests against Hungarian government continue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/hung-n26.html Around 20,000 people demonstrated in front of the parliament against the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Monday last week. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4addb55a-f24a-4706-a0c2-6f4630e23e3O/hung-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp returns to profitability and steps up its cuts program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/krup-n26.html ThyssenKrupp is using the international economic crisis to drastically intensify the exploitation of its workforce. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa864ab1-9df9-4f00-aed6-c3803fb647aE/krup-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Texas woman exonerated 10 years after fatal crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/ande-n26.html GM did not disclose its finding regarding the cause of the crash in a death inquiry it submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51f75db8-f61c-4df0-a9fe-65854056caaD/ande-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Political wrangling continues over Keystone pipeline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/pipe-n26.html The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline was defeated by one vote in the US Senate last week but will be taken up again early in 2015. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4775bf8-464e-43ee-957d-41608bef0f2H/pipe-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Death of 15-year-old exposes growing use of child labour by Canadian employers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/alta-n26.html The fatality at an Alberta gravel-crushing site has exposed the myth that child labour is a problem only in the developing world. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dbd491d-0363-42ce-945d-6759192d282J/alta-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z US intervenes in South China Sea dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/scse-n26.html Washington’s posturing as an honest broker in the longstanding, competing claims involving China and its neighbours is completely cynical. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a171f9d-a579-4194-8c44-4bb9e61e410C/scse-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Two more Australian police killings in working-class areas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/poli-n26.html Following two fatal police shootings within two days in the state of Queensland there is mounting evidence of an officially-sanctioned “shoot to kill” policy in working-class areas. The two killings brought the number to four in suburbs around Brisbane, the state capital, since late September. Another man was shot in the head at close range, but survived. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fb191b2-5ae0-4382-9a69-3afc50b83f4F/poli-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Political lessons of the Ferguson whitewash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/pers-n26.html Monday’s announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the killing of Michael Brown is the outrageous, but not surprising, outcome of a judicial travesty. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f0333ff-8b07-4b11-be5a-2001a677273L/pers-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP to contest presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/sril-n26.html The SEP will campaign on a socialist and internationalist perspective against the growing danger of world war and deepening attacks on living conditions and democratic rights. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ba62dfd-e49f-4cdf-b149-a3019fde51aK/sril-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/meda-n26.html The president bestowed America’s highest civilian honor on 18 politicians, artists, scientists and others in a ceremony Monday afternoon. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1481ce52-375e-4e11-a739-d37c4a462c3M/meda-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z <em>Night Will Fall</em>: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/nigh-n26.html <em>Night Will Fall</em> explains the making of a remarkable work, the “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey”, which depicted the terrible crimes of the Holocaust in a ground-breaking and accurate manner. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff8de912-7728-48ce-bde2-192a4ccabf0P/nigh-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z No indictment for Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/ferg-n25.html The entire process through which the grand jury arrived at its decision is a legal fraud, with the outcome dictated by the political calculations of the ruling class. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6659e5ca-5e8a-4430-b954-1096b503f95D/ferg-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z The impoverishment of industrial workers in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/pers-n25.html Recent reports highlight the historic reversal in the living standards of American workers that underlies Obama’s supposed economic recovery. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b1ec8c5-f1ef-40a8-ba88-ef05740cc1fG/pers-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Brooklyn residents outraged at police killing of Akai Gurley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/broo-n25.html The killing of unarmed Akai Gurley by a police officer in Brooklyn has sparked widespread revulsion in the housing project where he died. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6b9a3b6-5448-484f-b145-1f6dbf1a6bbM/broo-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Obama fires Defense Secretary Hagel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/hage-n25.html The ouster of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is an expression of the growth of tensions within the administration amidst a series of foreign policy crises. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d881356-6162-46a0-ba5e-61fee3c6d12K/hage-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks extended http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/iran-n25.html Washington has extorted significant concessions from Tehran and calculates that more can be won by continuing to cripple Iran’s economy, while holding in reserve the threat of military action. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a600e2f-3133-40d0-92de-92b85ea04a7D/iran-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Markets rise as global economic outlook worsens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/mark-n25.html The Chinese central bank’s decision to cut interest rates and a speech by the European Central Bank president point to deteriorating conditions in the world economy. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99d732ac-1d42-45e6-8855-920f75a21abA/mark-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z “Red-Red-Green” coalition in Thuringia: Welfare cuts and heightened state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/left-n25.html With a ruthless austerity policy in Thuringia, the Left Party intends to show its readiness to take on ministerial positions in the federal government. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/690cf603-6ff8-4ee4-9539-3bf8d4c8251K/left-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Care UK workers asked to vote for massive pay cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/care-n25.html The Care UK workers were betrayed by their union, Unison. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c36ad11d-758e-46cd-8401-a0ad9d66a27D/care-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s Salmond and Sturgeon pitch to Labour and the ex-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/scot-n25.html With UK opinion polls showing the likelihood of a hung parliament at the 2015 election, the SNP’s clutch of Westminster parliamentary seats could hold the balance of power. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0c578f3-4480-43fa-b21c-97893098929I/scot-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Report calls for ending guaranteed affordable housing for Washington, DC residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/home-n25.html City officials latched onto the report, citing “practical realities” of implementing a plan to guarantee affordable housing for the city’s working population. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59b181b8-63d2-49f1-8ae7-8c6ad31a87fJ/home-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Split from right-wing party intensifies Australian government’s impasse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/aust-n25.html Senator Lambie’s acrimonious departure from the Palmer United Party further fractures the Senate, where the government lacks a majority. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25e69bda-d01d-48ee-b8a8-0fad0a5230fC/aust-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Australia: Rallies against ABC/SBS cuts promote Labor and Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/abcp-n25.html The ABC announced more than 400 redundancies, along with significant changes to programming and news coverage. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c0fa9a8-921a-4533-a10b-bfd34202294D/abcp-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z SEP &amp; IYSSE public meetings: Why have Australia’s parliamentary parties all signed up for war? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/sepm-n25.html The G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane underscored just how embroiled Australia is in US-led wars and intrigues. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af8e3b23-ce71-4e9f-89a5-3ac98f7a675G/sepm-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Israel Nash on the way to excellence with <em>Rain Plans</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/nash-n25.html The musician has broken through with his third album, which combines late-1960s rock influences with the plaintive drawl of the Southwestern country desperado. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9be72f88-3282-4895-945e-cc3daa1399cD/nash-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/wkrs-n25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f80681d-0ded-4948-9371-dd45498eb20L/wkrs-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for violence in Ferguson? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/pers-n24.html The protracted wait for a grand jury proceeding has been accompanied by intimidation and threats on the part of local, state and federal officials. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c567b45e-717b-4a16-9306-85fe548df56K/pers-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Obama authorizes wider war in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/afgh-n24.html Less than three weeks after the congressional election, the administration has announced the escalation of US wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcf7d904-9dc5-42d5-b2dd-7b529df7e57I/afgh-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Iranian nuclear talks at impasse as deadline approaches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/iran-n24.html The US has been demanding heavy restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programs in return for any lifting of sanctions that have crippled the country’s economy. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef19463a-d67e-4c62-ada3-3b9b8922a1bE/iran-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Israel steps up repression against Palestinians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/isra-n24.html The latest crackdown follows last week’s killing of four rabbis and a policeman in a synagogue in West Jerusalem. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4707d99d-a261-4a4f-911c-7b34f14493cA/isra-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z In Ukraine, US Vice President Biden issues new threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/ukra-n24.html Biden traveled to Ukraine to shore up the right-wing regime in Kiev and threaten further economic sanctions against Russia. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec094681-1fa6-4bba-998e-ead6876e146C/ukra-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan minister quits ruling party to contest presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/sril-n24.html At the very least, this move against President Rajapakse was undertaken with Washington’s knowledge and approval. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d107799-0ef0-45be-a9bd-b3a4d59cd03N/sril-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z German army opens “career centre” in the heart of Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/army-n24.html The Berlin Career Centre is aimed at once again making militarism a visible part of German social life. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c82f025-cdc9-415e-8a30-99838c9b930A/army-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Twelve-year-old boy killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/clev-n24.html The child was playing with a toy pistol in a playground when he was fatally shot by police officers. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37e640cc-bacf-49bf-a725-885b71af945N/clev-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Senate hearings on Wall Street crimes: The bankers rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/bank-n24.html The two hearings were exercises in political theater, with politicians posturing as critics of Wall Street and bank executives and Fed officials making little effort to conceal their contempt. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a419f72b-72d6-4cb8-b7bb-da42d222671N/bank-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Teamsters sell out strike by port truck drivers in southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/cali-n24.html Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ended an eight-day strike against unfair practices and wage theft. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13509622-1288-409f-98e7-b2ee8a6030fN/cali-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Chicago commuter rail agency approves a decade of fare hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/chic-n24.html Metra’s board of directors has approved a plan to raise fares 68 percent over the next 10 years. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf9e9514-bad7-40ee-ada3-51f1ee1183bA/chic-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z After historic blizzard, death toll rises and floods threaten Buffalo, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/buff-n24.html As residents continue to dig out, warming temperatures accompanied by heavy rains could lead to widespread flooding. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d976d56-6ab5-45e1-ab53-b4065d0376eH/buff-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z British health unions carrying out fraudulent “fair pay fight” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/heal-n24.html It was the Labour Party’s Private Finance Initiatives that began the privatisation of health care. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3ab397b-afbe-4c27-86ce-455ffa35b98P/heal-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z <em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1</em>: More battle scenes and bloodshed—to what end? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/mock-n24.html With the third film in the Hunger Games series, the phenomenon is wearing increasingly thin. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e1a2dfa-8818-4898-aadf-f3a649416cbB/mock-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z This week in history: November 24-30 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/twih-n24.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca52ae98-9062-43aa-a7cd-24f83f649a2K/twih-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Mehring Books launches holiday sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/mehr-n24.html Prices marked down up to 50 percent on a large selection of titles and sale bundles. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84afc0ca-9feb-4301-a2d9-5f0a7e07103J/mehr-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Mexican military threatens intervention against mass protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/mexi-n22.html The entire political establishment in Mexico, backed by the United States, is implicated in the disappearance and likely massacre of the 43 student teachers. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28376e23-9168-457c-b406-d679c3625e3N/mexi-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Obama’s “reform” and the criminalization of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/pers-n22.html The executive action issued by the White House treats undocumented immigrants as criminals and maintains their status as super-exploited workers without elementary democratic rights. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80f2f3cf-6fee-44a2-b3c1-bbb7904e66cL/pers-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Obama administration dispatches 100 FBI agents to St. Louis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/ferg-n22.html FBI agents arrested two men in the Ferguson, Missouri area Friday evening, allegedly for seeking to buy explosives. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c040317b-b683-4c20-8803-4bfc89c533bK/ferg-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Los Angeles: One thousand protest Mexican student massacre and disappearances http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/prot-n22.html Workers and students spoke about the massacre and abduction of teaching school students in Iguala, 43 or whom are still missing. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7cae060-1eb8-41d9-9463-2772e5c01b0M/prot-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z US manufacturing wages plummet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/econ-n22.html Six years after Obama’s ascendancy, a report by the National Employment Law Project summarizes the sharp decline in manufacturing wages amidst the supposed “economic recovery.” Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b610cc63-f3bc-4b02-971b-0e49999a277H/econ-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z New York police kill unarmed man in Brooklyn housing project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/brut-n22.html Akai Gurley was killed in front of his girlfriend when an officer on patrol reportedly panicked and fired his gun in a poorly lit stairwell. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76741a13-f625-4079-a51c-383f6ccd6cbM/brut-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z UK paved way for Sweden’s new demand for Assange’s extradition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/assa-n22.html WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s only “crime” is his exposure of imperialist war crimes and conspiracies against the world’s population. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c28baa7-0488-4677-85e8-42e2674a152E/assa-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z German Greens parade pro-business, pro-war credentials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/gerg-n22.html The Greens aim to become the favoured party of German big business. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5235570-22ae-4ddd-a144-4930fd3fab9K/gerg-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Netherlands covers up secret pact controlling investigation of MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/mh17-n22.html The imperialist powers have exploited the tragedy as a propaganda exercise for the purpose of threatening Russia. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e918c7c-b3be-47a5-907e-8558c52b439F/mh17-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Greek riot police attack protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/poly-n22.html Athens was placed on virtual lockdown by an enormous police presence just days after tens of thousands gathered to mark the military junta’s crushing of a student uprising 41 years ago. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71cca632-a47a-486c-9baa-35c382ca847J/poly-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z UK Independence Party wins Rochester by-election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/roch-n22.html The result is another blow to the Conservative Party, which lost its Clacton seat to UKIP only last month. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15d72f83-7b01-4d9b-9db8-8c9a9190df4C/roch-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Right-wing protests against the Czech president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/anti-n22.html At celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution supporters of the Ukraine regime denounced President Zeman. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/935c3a8e-e400-4fe1-8f08-7de8b226923I/anti-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Australian mining services workers reject 25 percent pay cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/hast-n22.html Hastings Deering’s ultimatum points to an intensification of the assault against jobs and conditions in the mining industry. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12db26bd-01d0-4d0d-9d65-2e8a8212f20F/hast-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z North Korea releases two jailed Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/kore-n22.html The dispatch of US intelligence chief James Clapper to Pyongyang indicates that more was discussed than the release of the American prisoners. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df29f7ae-44c0-43e9-b200-10a64fb96f1M/kore-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z ICFI/WSWS supporters in India hold public meeting on danger of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/inmt-n22.html Workers and students from various workplaces and colleges came to discuss an alternative socialist perspective. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a60971-9e91-490c-9282-3f3fa26f600C/inmt-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Film and theater director Mike Nichols dies at 83 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/nich-n22.html Nichols, whose career spanned five decades, was undoubtedly an artistically gifted individual, known for his sharp wit and urbanity as well as his considerable skill with actors. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96980f7c-ee47-4bd4-877e-888c5b47a31M/nich-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/labo-n22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ba601dd-16f3-47d7-b0bc-27be5843664I/labo-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Obama announces right-wing immigration “reform” in national address http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/obam-n21.html In a contemptible speech, the chief representative of the corporate and financial aristocracy carried forth on the need for immigrants to “play by the rules” and be held “accountable.” Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e85ed9e-a55b-4f68-ae47-518d3655df6N/obam-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Wall Street banks and commodities fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/pers-n21.html A new US Senate report documents yet another aspect of the criminality that pervades the American and global financial system. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad79dcf1-9c34-4a9f-90fa-58a0fd42319E/pers-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Police arrest Ferguson protesters ahead of ruling in Michael Brown case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/ferg-n21.html The arrests came as an official for the St. Louis Police Officer's Association said that Darren Wilson and his lawyers do not expect an indictment for the killing of the unarmed teenager. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33c85faf-c21f-4517-bc46-dbfe977680fA/ferg-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Swedish court upholds vendetta against Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/assa-n21.html The ruling continues the monstrous frame-up and political persecution of the WikiLeaks editor. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e169ad68-1fe1-4337-b2c1-093f9f046ceF/assa-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Russia and China expand economic cooperation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/ruch-n21.html An alliance between Russia and China is emerging in response to the US-led Pacific and Atlantic trading blocs and the Russia-NATO confrontation over Ukraine. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e23ddd0a-a6ae-4fbc-874d-df6cb4f93a0J/ruch-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Russian conductor barred from German music festival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/cond-n21.html The witch-hunt against Valery Gergiev is part of the pro-war campaign of the German media and government. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16e81b42-9d33-4f59-ad6a-3988d953185L/cond-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z University of California’s regents approve tuition hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/cali-n21.html The UC board of Regents has approved steep tuition increases for the next five years. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaf761c0-4f6c-4438-9e9d-d887504ba0aA/cali-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Massive snowstorm cripples Buffalo, kills ten http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/buff-n21.html A massive lake-effect snowstorm has left ten people dead, thousands without power, and many stranded in the Buffalo, New York region. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62704af2-7e2d-4230-9ca4-0adf3ecc0c2P/buff-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out ninth execution of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/exec-n21.html Missouri Governor Jay Nixon refused to grant the condemned inmate clemency, and the US Supreme Court turned down his appeal for a stay. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98d9cf58-a416-4a49-922d-695c1642554K/exec-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Los Angeles schools superintendent backs “parent trigger” privatization scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/losa-n21.html Under the guise of empowering parents, the “parent trigger” law is part of a drive, funded by multibillionaires and backed by the unions, to privatize public education. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bb022b8-aca8-4db4-b245-d35b80cc2bcE/losa-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Tories and Labour compete to scapegoat migrants for British social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/immi-n21.html The anti-immigrant stance being taken by all the bourgeois parties is aimed at further curtailing the democratic and social rights of working people as a whole. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47219476-54ba-40e6-9c63-80d3f2c5690C/immi-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Australian government outlines major cuts to public broadcasters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/abcc-n21.html The spending cuts go hand-in-hand with disciplining the ABC to ensure that it functions more closely as a propaganda arm of government. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab1bd0f9-c03b-4199-a704-98bfeffe37bG/abcc-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Police violence in Queensland sparks outrage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/poli-n21.html Both incidents—a shooting and an assault—were brutal displays of force in working class suburbs of Brisbane. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a5207a6-8a75-485f-815b-3fa1a9a2149J/poli-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z India: Unions betray contract workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/nlcw-n21.html The trade unions were in such a hurry to end the strike that they called it off without even signing an agreement with the employer, NLC. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0158a3fa-95a1-4661-9b07-5f5d4700044P/nlcw-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Jon Stewart’s <em>Rosewater</em>: Fatal sins of omission http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/rose-n21.html Stewart, host of <em>The Daily Show</em>, has written and directed a film treating the Iranian government’s incarceration and torture of a London-based, Iranian-born journalist in the immediate aftermath of the 2009 presidential election. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81f91714-0a61-432d-ae5f-6ce224819b0E/rose-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/wkrs-n21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b85492e-7252-40a1-a64f-5895e8e8b9dO/wkrs-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z US government, corporations preparing new offensive against workers’ pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/pbgc-n20.html The release of the annual Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation report is being seized upon to demand a new round of pension cuts for private-sector workers. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/730861cf-6672-4b57-acef-bcd105695cbG/pbgc-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Global economy falls deeper into slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/pers-n20.html Economic stagnation in Europe and the fourth Japanese recession in six years show that the world economy is in a downward spiral. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9fee44-e723-4f83-a4eb-c11c6b04849K/pers-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z US media silent over “state of emergency” declaration in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/ferg-n20.html The declaration of a preemptive “state of emergency” is an attempt to silence and intimidate opposition to police violence. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad73a8e0-a26e-42ea-aebc-d9c10721c06E/ferg-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Senate blocks any limit to NSA spying on phone calls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/spyi-n20.html Senate Republicans opposed the bill, which imposed only minor restrictions on NSA searches of telephone records, citing the threat of terrorism. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfeae9b5-9276-4a6f-a1b1-b4752f472c0B/spyi-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Kiev, NATO step up threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/ukra-n20.html The Kiev government feels strengthened by the international campaign against Putin. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/835f8dbc-81a5-4da8-a92d-32e22081681N/ukra-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z German military to lead NATO rapid response force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/nato-n20.html The German military is playing a central role in NATO’s aggressive military build-up against Russia. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16ce4b7e-d548-4003-83de-0fcd167e78cG/nato-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Spanish military prepares for domestic repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/spai-n20.html The training of army units in crowd control is based on the assumption that insurrectionary struggles are inevitable in Spain. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ff08b9b-ab89-4002-9fc6-d3bd8b983e9M/spai-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Big business candidate wins Romanian presidential elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/roma-n20.html While posing as a nonaligned technocrat, Klaus Iohannis represents the interests of big business and imperialism. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b3a08f5-8e06-4452-aba5-23409932b05H/roma-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z UK to expand fracking despite pollution and safety concerns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/frac-n20.html Fracking firms are to be allowed to carry on their activities 300 metres or more below a property without having any legal obligation to notify the homeowner or provide compensation. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffb00c23-2884-4e5a-a2fd-b218b96cc74C/frac-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z French-backed army junta sets up figurehead regime in Burkina Faso http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/burk-n20.html A few days after his nomination by the army, transitional president Michel Kafando named junta leader Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister yesterday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f29ac37b-65f0-4884-8247-eba3bfff6f7K/burk-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Police in Brazil kill six people a day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/braz-n20.html The latest report on crime statistics shows Brazil’s militarized police force killing at five times the rate of their counterparts in the US. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/738741a5-220a-4999-aa18-c423b1ffa37M/braz-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Australian government embraces security pact with India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/modi-n20.html The manoeuvres surrounding the Indian prime minister’s visit were likened to the “Great Game” of imperialist rivalry in Asia before World War I. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81127615-6bb3-430b-8119-754e2773641H/modi-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Australia’s housing bubble fuels a social disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/hous-n20.html Working class households are increasingly priced out of buying a home, while thousands of properties lie vacant. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7db3abd3-7e08-4d6b-849e-cdb4258d5dbE/hous-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation workers denounce government over landslide tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/plan-n20.html Strikes and demonstrations condemned the Rajapakse government, plantation managements and trade unions for leaving families exposed to disasters for years. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a283b64-0e43-4475-b6b8-50407c099e6H/plan-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z The “rescue” of the Detroit Institute of Arts has resolved nothing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/resc-n20.html The so-called “rescue” of the DIA raises a number of complex questions that belie the current celebratory mood. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00527dc4-a0d9-46dc-8470-c5e7868d48dG/resc-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z American Airlines flight attendants and the global airline industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/aair-n20.html All the major airlines are seeking to drive down wages and slash costs under conditions of continuing global economic slump. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84c9c10a-d62f-41ce-9883-d11308c692aH/aair-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Distortion and dishonesty: Ukrainian films at the Cottbus Film Festival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/east-n20.html The Festival of East European Cinema in Cottbus, Germany has been an annual event since 1991. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12b4651d-fba7-4c31-9afd-71a63b6bb59H/east-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Preemptive state of emergency in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/pers-n19.html Backed by the Obama administration, the governor of Missouri has declared that the mere possibility of protests requires extraordinary powers and the activation of the National Guard. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83b59762-b048-4e2a-825e-343319fc480P/pers-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Japan’s snap election: A sign of economic and political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/japa-n19.html Prime Minister Abe called the poll just a day after economic data showed that the country was in recession. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82bb12cc-9618-4656-bd56-c828bd10a93D/japa-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Israel’s Netanyahu threatens clampdown after synagogue killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/isra-n19.html The attack and Israel’s response portend a wider conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1c75b75-8b50-41c5-8b40-c4c196bbb12J/isra-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Canada’s Prime Minister spearheads attack on Russia at G-20 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/cana-n19.html Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper took the lead in the hostile reception accorded Russian President Vladimir Putin at last weekend’s G-20 summit. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2c52ebd-b3d9-4d89-b338-d637985614fK/cana-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z US Defense Department organizing covert operations against "the general public" http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/unde-n19.html According to the <em>New York Times</em>, the military and its investigative agencies have almost as many undercover agents working inside the United States as the FBI. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2fef60d-0522-4672-8200-f4142e9b93dM/unde-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Delinquent US mines allowed to continue dangerous operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/mine-n19.html Nearly $70 million in delinquent fines are owed by 2,700 mining companies throughout the US. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22626c4b-4579-435e-83be-366f9d9e8b7F/mine-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z UK faces further round of austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/cuts-n19.html The new cuts to be inflicted by whichever government emerges from the next election will be even deeper and more widespread. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33d4301d-ef8a-4e34-acd1-43f93e667d0O/cuts-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z New UK study finds 300,000 more people living in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/pove-n19.html Since 2008, soaring food and fuel costs have had a severe impact on the poorest 20 percent. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c551e1-6ae0-42cf-a9bc-2b01a343601K/pove-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Latvia’s new government promotes austerity policies and war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/latv-n19.html In her acceptance speech, Laimdota Straujuma praised the austerity measures imposed in Latvia since 2009. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60cd3627-3918-4003-8365-403960483eaN/latv-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Growing protests in Italy against austerity policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/ital-n19.html Violent clashes took place between demonstrators and police in several Italian cities last Friday. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f72048-f308-4a2b-9bb7-ee46fe92c40F/ital-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Video: National Guard arrives in St. Louis, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/vide-n19.html Area residents said that the governor’s proclamation of a “state of emergency” was an attempt to intimidate the population. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/051d4d72-1145-4d8f-a586-1068e0ba5d0E/vide-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z James Risen on war and the US financial aristocracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/rise-n19.html James Risen’s latest book details crimes committed by the Bush and Obama administrations under the auspices of the “war on terror” and the profits made by corporate interests. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d166a72e-26eb-4cca-9bc9-107bba3d784G/rise-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Merkel’s “Hun Speech” against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/merk-n19.html In Sydney, Australia, the German chancellor accused Russia of a massive breach of international law in order to justify her own aggressive war policy. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d58e1de2-de7c-454b-8e6d-895d116e4b6A/merk-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z <em>Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work</em>: A biography of the remarkable actor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/rev2-n19.html Susan L. Mizruchi’s work uses the late actor’s extensive book collection, along with film scripts, research materials and notes for films, to deliver a complex and believable Marlon Brando. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6d427d6-11a3-4638-a228-992d86da23dP/rev2-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting: Lessons of the Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/dwac-n19.html This special meeting of the DWAC will discuss the Detroit bankruptcy and the way forward for the working class. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1533343f-630e-4124-b646-c2b4608c5e2O/dwac-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Meeting in Montreal this Sunday: Oppose Canada’s participation in the new Mideast War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/mont-n19.html Sunday’s meeting will examine why Canada’s ruling elite is taking a leading role in US aggression, deploying fighter jets to the Mideast and supporting Washington’s provocations against Russia and China. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/725afc29-7bca-4eb7-9014-8d4df91779bL/mont-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Missouri governor declares state of emergency, mobilizes National Guard ahead of protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/ferg-n18.html The move marks a significant step towards the imposition of police state forms of rule in the United States. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6446ce02-b11c-4ca4-b49f-72874a7cb2cO/ferg-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z G-20 summit intensifies threat of war against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/pers-n18.html The danger that the NATO powers’ military threats against Russia could erupt into open warfare is growing by the day. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8965800-69b3-4862-8a18-cb3894c8daaE/pers-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Ferguson residents condemn mobilization of National Guard against protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/inte-n18.html A <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporting team spoke with Ferguson residents as the possibility of major state repression loomed over the St. Louis suburb. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4da5ca6-95dd-404b-b184-319eccb3dcdO/inte-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Child homelessness at all-time high in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/home-n18.html A record 2.5 million American children were homeless last year amidst what the Obama administration has insisted is an economic recovery. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c429da-4322-4e1b-983f-a318e0f0ab8B/home-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Obama envisions “circumstances” requiring US ground troops in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/iraq-n18.html The US president’s remark came as the top uniformed commander carried out an unannounced visit to Iraq. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f4ae5eb-4b6e-4d33-b729-b3b4aa23c95N/iraq-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Japan slides back into recession http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/japa-n18.html The shock announcement that Japan’s economy shrank for the second quarter in a row dealt a major blow to “Abenomics.” Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/395611e1-dabc-4e8a-846f-2debb1a74a9O/japa-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Chinese president seeks to use trade to counter US “pivot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/xijp-n18.html Xi’s speech in the Australian parliament yesterday was a carefully-crafted response to President Obama's bellicose reaffirmation of the “pivot” last Saturday. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6135ce-2d8c-4742-abdd-70270d17253H/xijp-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Cameron announces plans to remove British passports from suspected terrorists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/terr-n18.html The home secretary will have the power to cancel passports and impose a “temporary exclusion” order for two years. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9c65169-22ff-451d-9c32-7cf5835d06bM/terr-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party budget delivers another round of cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/scot-n18.html The SNP government has imposed spending levels set by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition in Westminster. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02c222a3-19a6-474b-8059-686403acc95L/scot-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka’s court rubberstamps Rajapakse’s bid for third presidential term http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/sril-n18.html The Supreme Court ruling, initiated by the president himself, is to preempt any legal or political challenge to his bid to continue in office. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c44d5a89-e771-4278-93ee-4990f0f7cf2K/sril-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Australian “Direct Action” climate plan to reward corporate polluters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/clim-n18.html The scheme is even more of a travesty than the previous Labor government’s carbon tax regime, which also sought to boost business profits. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9407a104-931a-46cc-9a4f-3034869ae13C/clim-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Token charges filed against coal executive in West Virginia mine disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/blan-n18.html The government cover-up of the death of 29 West Virginia coal miners at the Upper Big Branch Mine in April 2010 is continuing. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b82f29e-4c68-47a3-a8d3-ad45970620eI/blan-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE public lecture series: Fifty years since the LSSP’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/slmt-n18.html The lectures will discuss the vital political lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s entry into a bourgeois coalition government in 1964. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/451fb0db-6bf8-4c42-8d41-9efadeb91e1E/slmt-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Financial Review Commission continues bankers’ control of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/fina-n18.html The unelected panel of financial and real estate executives will have unilateral power to overturn labor agreements and borrowing and spending decisions for 13 years. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dc62bca-8267-4ba7-9c19-d405d34200aM/fina-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Director Carlos Reygadas at the Colombo film festival: But what is cinematic art? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/reyg-n18.html Several works by the Mexican filmmaker were highlighted at the recent Colombo film festival. The primitive realism and worship of the unconscious in Reygadas’ approach to cinema is considered here. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff72da6c-8950-4bb6-b070-97213cd385dG/reyg-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Why did the poppy war commemoration at the Tower of London become a mass event? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/popp-n18.html <em>Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red</em>, with its depiction of a massive loss of life, chimes with the views of millions as to the horror and senseless waste of the First World War. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d784f0f0-9ad0-4851-9cff-1684bdb1a45M/popp-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Workers, youth comment on World War I installation: “Young people must oppose war” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/ints-n18.html Spectators react to Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red ceramic poppy installation in London. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d5f51fd-bfe7-4111-82a3-a0408736028B/ints-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Obamacare adviser: Administration exploited “the stupidity of the American voter” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/grub-n18.html The president has attempted to distance himself from Gruber’s comments because he is well aware of the inconvenient truths they reveal about Obamacare. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a4984c4-3314-4185-9b9f-e8ff1c64c88O/grub-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/wkrs-n18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/112e4792-590e-49cf-ab3c-17eca4d592aB/wkrs-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Police prepare crackdown in advance of Michael Brown ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/ferg-n17.html The preparations throughout the US for a possible failure to indict Darren Wilson follow last week’s threat by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f87763df-3a3b-44f9-bbcd-d72bb9a506fM/ferg-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Obama’s speech in Australia: A threat of war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/pers-n17.html Every word Obama spoke about the economic and political agenda of American imperialism was a lie. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2f705da-a7d3-41f2-ac30-540e9d995a6F/pers-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Empty commitment by G20 to boost global growth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/g20s-n17.html The G20 summit pledge on economic growth is belied both by the actions of the major powers and the text of the final communiqué itself. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cf2c8c2-fd5b-45fc-9e3b-25a655fd5b2K/g20s-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Sham opposition on display at Brisbane G20 protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/bris-n17.html Far from challenging the G20 agenda, all of the officially-sanctioned protest groups sought, in one way or another, to appeal to the assembled leaders. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58a7c045-76cd-44d7-93af-ec822b92ed8A/bris-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Cost of Obamacare coverage to rise in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/obam-n17.html People who bought Affordable Care Act plans last year could face premium increases of as much as 20 percent unless they switch plans. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/625fbe94-bbb3-4595-ad90-c4b2c50ee1dD/obam-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Toxic gas leak at Texas Dupont plant kills four http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/leak-n17.html The deadly chemical methyl mercaptan is regulated by a host of federal and state agencies. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8a1a39c-7081-454e-8542-88ce6d7a32fC/leak-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z 100,000 fewer US families receive housing aid due to budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/hous-n17.html The reduction in aid has taken place even as the need for assistance has increased. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/934a0c33-82d5-4bf7-bd48-61bf147bd7dG/hous-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z US Justice Department uses spy planes in mass surveillance of cellphones http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/cell-n17.html The Justice Department’s US Marshals Service is using airborne devices to spy on thousands of cellphones across the US Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3512f8c2-b083-44d1-9f52-2e23f5a58e9E/cell-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z California Nurses Association backs Democrats with Ebola protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/cahc-n17.html The two-day strike at Kaiser Permanente facilities was used by the CNA to present Governor Jerry Brown, who has slashed health care, as a champion of nurses’ safety. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e7f00b-584e-4abb-96e1-8b96e04f397J/cahc-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Spain boosts military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/spai-n17.html The new military programme includes the purchase of five Frigate F-110 anti-submarine warships designed for high intensity combat missions. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56c13da7-9053-49a7-827f-2f41c5839f3A/spai-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z South African banking in crisis as furniture unit threatened with closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/safr-n17.html Whatever the outcome of the business rescue plan of furniture retailer Ellerines, global finance capital will seek to make workers carry the cost. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5787ae20-bdf7-44ff-98b0-915637674d9O/safr-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z G20 summit held under police-state conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/poli-n17.html The gulf between the leaders of world capitalism and the vast majority of the population was on graphic display during last weekend’s G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia’s third biggest city. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85ffdd38-e8e6-40b6-b6ca-95fa151628eO/poli-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Witness implicates German intelligence agency at neo-Nazi murder trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/nsu-n17.html New courtroom testimony confirms that the Thuringian intelligence agency aided and abetted neo-Nazis. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73af7c2e-dc07-434b-b689-f00ee896b7fG/nsu-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z This week in history: November 17-23 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/twih-n17.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4580b8dc-8bf4-4b8b-9592-b83a4a60ff0K/twih-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Auto workers, bus riders denounce Detroit bankruptcy ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/detr-n17.html Workers in Detroit discussed the implications of the city’s bankruptcy trial and savage restructuring plan. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/759fea8c-237b-40fc-904e-49c9e10f4eaM/detr-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z IYSSE (UK) public meetings: Imperialism and the Ebola crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/ebol-n17.html These meetings will discuss the Ebola crisis, the social devastation caused by capitalism and the necessity for a fight against it based on a socialist perspective. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aad7f40f-359a-490f-af3c-7d887088bdbD/ebol-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Top general says US troops may be needed to retake Iraqi cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/iraq-n15.html The Pentagon is “certainly considering” sending US ground troops into Iraq, as the Obama administration debates escalating campaign for regime change in Syria. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d35809a-4bc2-4378-91e1-56d9151f217K/iraq-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z The comet landing: A new milestone in space exploration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/pers-n15.html The landing of Philae is an important reminder that humanity is capable of great things—capabilities that are constrained not by the productive capacity of mankind, but by the organization of society. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19349353-ffe1-4c72-8a11-dcea866cee5N/pers-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Stage set for confrontation, not cooperation, at G20 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/g20s-n15.html Even before the summit began, Australian and British leaders targeted Russia—a sign of the bitter rivalry and wrangling that will dominate the talks. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dc8cb42-9c30-4c21-bcdf-3a568a4152eK/g20s-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z NATO intensifies threats against Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/ukra-n15.html While NATO powers are accusing Russia of violating Ukrainian sovereignty, they are themselves preparing a massive escalation of military violence. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/814163dc-5100-42c6-86b1-2f6512c4665A/ukra-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z UN hearing: US acknowledges it “crossed the line” on torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/tort-n15.html While President Obama previously admitted that the US “tortured some folks,” the administration has blocked and obstructed investigations and prosecutions of those responsible. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/715e442f-b79c-44fa-b021-64f26fdb360H/tort-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Decision imminent on whether to indict Ferguson cop in killing of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/ferg-n15.html A coordinated campaign by the media and state and local officials to justify the killing of Michael Brown has been combined with threats to call in the National Guard. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43c5fb4d-cbf6-4149-8e56-9a792d5a53eF/ferg-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Volkswagen opens backdoor entry for UAW at Tennessee plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/chat-n15.html Assured that the organization will do its bidding, VW is preparing to defy a vote by workers and install the UAW at its Chattanooga plant. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d001c8a-1e38-4b56-b348-675b88052f0B/chat-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Port truck drivers strike in southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/cali-n15.html Truck drivers went on strike last Thursday at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over poverty pay and wage theft. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e64fd628-2eef-440f-b805-82356c015c2B/cali-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Amid meager international assistance, Ebola death toll in Africa surges past five thousand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/ebol-n15.html The medical response to Ebola remains woefully inadequate, as hundreds more are infected each week. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49487b65-51e1-45b3-a3db-ba1e4448b3dL/ebol-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z European Court rules governments can refuse migrants social welfare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/euro-n15.html The German ruling class welcomes workers from poorer EU states as a source of cheap labour, but they are effectively second class citizens with no democratic or social rights. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97958794-b42b-4802-bc56-6841ffa7ecdG/euro-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z UK government assumes control of Tower Hamlets local authority http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/pick-n15.html The fact that only minor examples of wrongdoing were identified in a nearly 200-page report points to the political character of the decision to send in commissioners. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/162b53a7-2124-4e35-86bb-b97bcb2efb6H/pick-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Right-wing minority government formed in Bulgaria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/bulg-n15.html The formation of a far-right minority government led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his party will intensify the crisis in the European Union’s poorest member state. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e559ee6b-f838-49dc-9115-a98b51c1701H/bulg-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Australia: Sham promises on jobs crisis in state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/jobs-n15.html Several working class areas in Victoria’s capital, Melbourne, now have depression-level unemployment rates. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b97aec1d-509f-417a-97ca-0661829d50eJ/jobs-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Huge growth in China’s shadow banking system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/shad-n15.html China’s shadow banking sector now ranks as the third largest in the world, according to a report by the Financial Stability Board. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc295d1b-14e7-45a3-a28d-29db062c372C/shad-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z City workers denounce Detroit bankruptcy ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/detr-n15.html In contrast to the official celebration by the political and corporate establishment, workers are reacting to the ruling with bitterness and anger Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/177d33ac-ceb1-4032-bc04-699907e04b9N/detr-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z <em>Still The Enemy Within</em>: The 1984-85 British miners’ strike according to the pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/enem-n15.html The central problem with the documentary is its promotion of the state capitalist Socialist Workers Party’s perspective, which lets the Labour Party and the unions entirely off the hook for the betrayal of the miners. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e412f4d-a3dc-418e-89ab-0449b0e0df0E/enem-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/15/labo-n15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21be5046-48de-4df3-8f20-1f9d6100685I/labo-n15.html 2014-11-15T05:00:00Z Russian strategic bombers to patrol off US coastlines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/russ-n14.html This is a dire warning that Moscow sees the civil war in Ukraine and the NATO build-up in Eastern Europe as an existential threat, potentially requiring a nuclear response. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/442d8fd2-0fdd-4634-b06d-d6abc5af106K/russ-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Obama at APEC: US steps up economic offensive against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/pers-n14.html US trade policy is based on a drive to secure domination of the world economy, using both military and economic means. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e059fa05-8add-4ac8-8881-4ff5553a778H/pers-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Threat of war hangs over ASEAN summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/asea-n14.html The tensions throughout Southeast Asia, centered upon the disputed waters of the South China Sea, have reached their sharpest pitch in decades. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e21776c-3386-45be-a2ef-305d2ef4949N/asea-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Canada deeply implicated in US anti-China “pivot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/cana-n14.html The Conservative government is integrating Canada ever more fully into Washington’s “pivot to Asia.” Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e63bace8-3bb8-4ccf-b2e9-95b36b93b65P/cana-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Corporatist agenda of trade unions on display at G20 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/ituc-n14.html The unions’ statement to the G20 leaders is a grab-bag of issues that their privileged functionaries know will never be acted on. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98ad50e2-d115-4d28-b757-8134794081bJ/ituc-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Australia: Silence on G20 lockdown at “Peoples Summit” forum on civil liberties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/foru-n14.html The event provided a revealing glimpse of what passes for “opposition” by the various Greens, liberals, anarchists and pseudo-left groups involved. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55613c76-f683-4c93-9c58-a13533d651bN/foru-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Florida governor presides over 20th execution in first term http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/exec-n14.html Chadwick Banks was the eighth prisoner in Florida, and the thirty-second in the United States, to be put to death this year. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56bb9c85-b930-4373-9ed6-5db9addc6ceE/exec-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Fatal police shooting in Ann Arbor, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/poli-n14.html A 54-year-old Ann Arbor man asked police to escort his girlfriend out of his home. Instead, they shot her multiple times. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f02f61bb-961a-4e18-9a62-f7450cdba50C/poli-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z The disappeared students and Mexico’s deepening political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/mexi-n14.html The disappearance of 43 rural teaching students has contributed to a growing popular rejection of the major political parties in Mexico. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d58f141-07bc-41b1-bfa5-32b6eeffc3cF/mexi-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Bank of Canada governor tells youth to work “for free” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/bank-n14.html In a remark indicative of the big business elite’s contempt for working people, the head of the Bank of Canada said jobless youth should get “real-life experience” by working for free. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f64d835-8edf-4925-82f6-39b6376d421G/bank-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Luxembourg tax avoidance scandal rocks European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/junc-n14.html Leaked documents show how 340 multinational groups set up corporate structures to avoid taxes. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/566bb9d1-6e36-4ba6-b25d-ebb89dd6855F/junc-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party covered up its role in police murder of Rémi Fraisse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/frai-n14.html Court documents show the PS knew police had killed ecological protester Rémi Fraisse but covered it up to hide the PS’s role in pressing for a crackdown. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20afd5a8-904e-4c6e-9d8f-cb846345c14G/frai-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z German intelligence agency plans major expansion of spying powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/bndi-n14.html In an attempt to catch up with US and UK spy agencies, the BND is implementing a major upgrade. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3085ea9-0fd5-4edc-af3d-c08d469d0e8K/bndi-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z India and Vietnam build closer economic and military ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/indi-n14.html The recent trip by Vietnam’s prime minister to India is the second high-level visit in two months involving the two countries. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad0aadf3-45a3-44b3-879e-8bd064b3ceeG/indi-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z The Detroit bankruptcy ruling: Suspending democracy to impose the dictates of Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/rhod-n14.html The decision by federal bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes is a landmark ruling, establishing a pseudo-legal framework for suspending democracy and the rule of law. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3abad30b-17dd-41be-8910-0dc167aa5e0I/rhod-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z <em>The Death of Klinghoffer</em> dramatizes 1985 hijacking of Achille Lauro http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/klin-n14.html John Adams’s opera is a worthy addition to the contemporary operatic repertory. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/493b2ced-a0de-4469-ab0d-dbd7412573cG/klin-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z The struggle against war and the tasks of the PSG http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/stat-n14.html The German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) held its Second National Congress in Berlin between October 31 and November 2. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e25986b-1ad7-488f-abbf-8ff70794613C/stat-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Lectures in Australia and New Zealand postponed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/lect-n14.html David North will not be able to travel to Australia at the beginning of December. The lectures that he was to deliver in Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington, New Zealand between December 10 and 14, 2014 will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a67e9e3-46d8-44e7-b878-1297b00e359F/lect-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z German train drivers face political struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/trai-n14.html By shutting down the train drivers strike, the leadership of the GDL union signaled its readiness to collaborate with the government. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e36e4afd-e0f8-47e6-bf03-f93cc8fd2cbB/trai-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z After flight attendants reject contract, American Airlines makes offer to pilots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/aair-n14.html Initial reports indicate pilots are overwhelmingly opposed to the proposal, which removes profit-sharing. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7214dd7-5714-46f1-92ae-a2d694b9a21J/aair-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/wkrs-n14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52759739-f96f-499a-8d1e-f15375565bdL/wkrs-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Obama-Xi talks underscore US war threat in Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/obam-n13.html New military “confidence-building mechanisms” resolve none of the issues underlying Washington’s confrontation of China. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9ad03fb-894a-4c43-8786-e3782a00907I/obam-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z The illegitimate US election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/pers-n13.html The low voter turnout in last week’s US election reflects popular hostility toward the Obama administration, the political establishment and both big-business parties. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/429cd8e1-d6e2-4240-b465-c0a57a58577O/pers-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Harper’s Beijing trip highlights Canadian-Chinese tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/cana-n13.html Harper, himself a neoconservative ideologue, and his Conservatives have repeatedly voiced suspicions over “Communist China’s” intentions. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3306079f-67b3-4046-9c13-de519017665F/cana-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z ASEAN summit opens in Myanmar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/asea-n13.html The summit’s first day was marked by an avoidance of the question of the South China Sea. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93e86ed5-9a9d-495e-acd6-f04ac23700aM/asea-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Philae spacecraft lands successfully on comet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/phil-n13.html With its touchdown on Wednesday, the Philae module became the first spacecraft to land on the surface of a comet. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39e72697-c0b9-4d79-bd8a-dfcba0b4271K/phil-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Banks get token fines for rigging global foreign exchange rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/curr-n13.html Major international financial institutions, with the knowledge of at least one central bank, conspired to rig the multitrillion-dollar foreign exchange market. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4cd7b4b-5c9f-427a-89ad-b9b8da1c78fD/curr-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Russian Central Bank floats ruble http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/russ-n13.html Moscow is floating the ruble in response to the West’s policy of economic warfare against Russia. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4ffebe4-bf3b-4b88-8c6b-10cb0d6c64bF/russ-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z German army prepares for civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/germ-n13.html Four hundred military and arms experts from 40 countries discussed the suppression of uprisings and other forms of civil war at a three-day conference held in Berlin in October. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/135568d2-2f58-4ff1-8796-e86480059d3M/germ-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Violent clashes erupt at Poland Independence Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/pola-n13.html More than 270 people were arrested as far-right protesters battled riot police. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18f86b50-4705-4ac0-acae-434a571116eN/pola-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Neo-fascist National Front calls for rearming of French imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/fran-n13.html On November 11, FN leader Marine Le Pen called for France to rearm, introduce universal military service and develop a policy independent of NATO and the European Union. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d206697-b2bc-438c-a1ab-aee171427d3O/fran-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z UK parliament backs anti-democratic European Arrest Warrant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/arre-n13.html It was Labour that effectively shut down any discussion on the EAW and ensured its passage. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c94eb629-dbc0-42c8-9fde-c5f02ff9392G/arre-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Brisbane, Australia in lockdown for G20 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/bris-n13.html Australia’s third biggest city resembles a ghost town under police occupation. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/740d41f4-d93e-473a-b530-792c399b9a9A/bris-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Small audiences mark Remembrance Day in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/reme-n13.html The “Eleventh of the Eleventh” is considered of secondary importance by the Australian ruling elite in promoting patriotism. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10584c1c-45b3-4d31-a629-659067bd8ecN/reme-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Young people in Brisbane denounce “population control” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/ints-n13.html Students and young workers condemned the spending of half a billion dollars on protecting government leaders who are responsible for wars and boosting corporate profits. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19e40c5a-f8d1-4a93-a9c9-ae48d292503P/ints-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Former South African police boss exploits footballer’s murder in comeback bid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/bhek-n13.html Under Cele, the ranks of the South African Police Service were again militarised as they had been under the white supremacist regime. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ceacd00-de78-4dca-8193-2ba6cfc4f53M/bhek-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Mumia Abu-Jamal, rights groups sue over Pennsylvania’s “Mumia Law” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/mumi-n13.html A lawsuit was filed Monday challenging Pennsylvania’s recently enacted Revictimization Relief Act. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35b2b40e-7285-42fd-8fa9-68ab72686f5G/mumi-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Video: Defend the social rights of Detroit workers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/vide-n13.html In this video, SEP Assistant National Secretary Lawrence Porter explains the significance of the Detroit bankruptcy ruling and calls on workers to take up the fight in defense of their social rights. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4a8fc00-435c-4c4f-9bfd-3cfb2b27c78J/vide-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Atlanta Symphony musicians agree to concessions after nine-week lockout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/13/atla-n13.html The latest contract follows a pattern across the US, but there is also growing anger at the corporate stranglehold on culture. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f78e3c-76fe-4854-9ec7-fa68a4484e8C/atla-n13.html 2014-11-13T05:00:00Z Kiev escalates war in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/ukra-n12.html The fiercest fighting since the signing of a ceasefire agreement in early September took place in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk over the weekend. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae04ff8f-0809-4ee6-8a81-fa365ac0f2bO/ukra-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z The Detroit bankruptcy ruling: A new chapter in the class war against workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/pers-n12.html The federal bankruptcy judge’s ruling sets a precedent to use the pretext of a “financial emergency” to suspend democratic rights and impose unpopular measures on the working class. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0786bf05-ed7a-4bc8-89aa-e7d84be8579L/pers-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister demands apology from Russia on MH17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/puti-n12.html Abbott once again exploited the deaths of 38 Australian citizens and residents in the crash. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6f13060-c092-4092-a95f-766739c2967A/puti-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z US troops sent to Iraq’s Anbar province http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/iraq-n12.html In the first stage of the latest US escalation, “advisers” are being dispatched to Anbar to pave the way for more “boots on the ground.” Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e025e43-b192-4e84-a3c3-c348eef5d83O/iraq-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z New Zealand government to send troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/nziq-n12.html The decision to join the renewed US war in the Middle East has been made behind the backs of the New Zealand people. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/581c6f21-46c0-4f26-88e6-8e178e1f243H/nziq-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z Missouri governor vows to deploy National Guard against protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/gene-n12.html “Violence will not be tolerated,” declared Governor Jay Nixon as he threatened a massive military/police crackdown. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dc0268b-cf38-4d84-ba1b-f011f76b1a7N/gene-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z US Veterans Affairs head announces restructuring, firings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/vete-n12.html Secretary Robert McDonald said that 35 VA staffers would be losing their jobs and another 1,000 may be fired because they “violated our values.” Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3d3acf8-0e57-46ec-be6c-7cd799dfb95J/vete-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z US Medicare “open enrollment” period highlights attacks on health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/medi-n12.html Profit interests continue to undermine one of the last remaining Great Society reforms of the 1960s. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5eb0e435-8c65-4afa-aec4-2f0f5496ad1C/medi-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z Ninety-four percent of child migrants deported from US lack attorneys http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/immi-n12.html The denying of legal representation to child migrants is part of the Obama administration’s drive to accelerate deportations. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9078f46e-d24b-4f47-b4d9-241a41d51c3C/immi-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z Protests mount in Italy against Renzi government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/mass-n12.html The response of the government has been to unleash police violence against demonstrators. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee6948a5-6ac3-4985-b8ee-af72c89924dC/mass-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z French students protest police murder of Rémi Fraisse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/frai-n12.html Thousands of school pupils demonstrated in several cities and blockaded dozens of high schools across France. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a433808-f921-46bb-bce0-353920adfc7M/frai-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z New head of Britain’s GCHQ demands Internet companies act as state informers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/hann-n12.html Within hours of Robert Hannigan becoming the new director of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters spy centre, he demanded it be allotted greater powers. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeb231df-52bf-4d91-a3c1-0c93c826307M/hann-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z Local government unions push acceptance of poverty pay in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/loca-n12.html Britain’s public sector unions are attempting to push through a deal that is little more than a repackaging of the government’s pay restraint. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7318c1f5-f85c-4915-9534-39b6ca94e91L/loca-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z Australia: Vocation Ltd affair exposes impact of privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/voca-n12.html Thousands of students have been corralled into low-quality courses provided by private operators that are effectively funded by governments. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a98eab7e-a596-45e4-acdd-d0f2292595fJ/voca-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z <em>Anderson</em>: Artists and the Stasi in Stalinist East Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/film-n12.html Annekatrin Hendel’s documentary focuses on Sascha Anderson, an artist and spy for the Stalinist secret police. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e2ba0ef-bfb9-4d88-9609-c593ddf204bH/film-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z France’s pseudo-left NPA backs restoration of law and order in Burkina Faso http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/burk-n12.html The NPA promotes the collaboration between the bourgeois opposition and the new military junta as a victory for the popular uprising. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91b87028-8d13-45e1-8bcb-8a1de31776cO/burk-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z Capitalism and the space program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/spac-n12.html Technical limitations cannot explain the failure of mankind to maintain a constant tempo of more and more ambitious explorations throughout the solar system and into interstellar space. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1337228f-358e-4ac4-b786-8c9727b2f06N/spac-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z David North to speak November 15 in Toronto on “Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/12/toro-n12.html WSWS Chairman David North will give a lecture, “Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical Lessons and Present Dangers,” in Toronto this Saturday. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/348925fb-429b-4930-843a-3bb97a997d0B/toro-n12.html 2014-11-12T05:00:00Z Dozens of “near miss” incidents bring NATO and Russia to brink of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/nato-n11.html A London think tank report shows that NATO’s militarization of Eastern Europe over the Ukraine crisis has set armies worldwide on a hair trigger, risking nuclear war. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ad52bc7-aeb2-4374-977b-e34bbf4a8a8H/nato-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/pers-n11.html The official ceremonies in Germany marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall presented a grotesque falsification of both history and current social-political reality. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f33650e-7d5d-408f-b440-ae099aa0181F/pers-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Obama escalates pressure on China at APEC summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/apec-n11.html The US president’s performance highlighted the rapid intensification of Washington’s aggressive stance globally. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c80de2d-8a76-483a-9be1-365cca9f440E/apec-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Japanese and Chinese leaders hold first meeting in Beijing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/jpch-n11.html Abe’s brief talks with Xi are not a sign of an easing of Tokyo’s agenda of reviving Japanese militarism. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73fdef6f-f5c0-4a39-a72b-221969420eeN/jpch-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Obama calls for more Australian, allied troops for Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/obir-n11.html Planning is undoubtedly underway for bloody attacks to retake major Iraqi cities currently controlled by ISIS. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e63f5bfc-3ed9-4624-8399-1247f56d44dH/obir-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Angry protests sweep Mexico after government says 43 students are dead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/mexi-o11.html The attorney general’s presentation of gang confessions claiming that the 43 missing students were killed and burned has further incited an outraged Mexican public. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6741aa65-9da2-4931-801a-59b79cab3afG/mexi-o11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Peña Nieto implicated in rail contract scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/pena-n11.html The Mexican president’s private mansion has been linked toa multibillion-dollar contract awarded to a corporatesupporter. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/231aa6d4-acd1-4f41-b7f9-5f1d099b897D/pena-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Catalan independence poll mobilises core nationalist vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/cata-n11.html Turnout for a poll that was heralded as decisive for the future of Catalonia was just 37 percent. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8295110-33f6-437a-bb45-6f422aba3d2M/cata-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Ford uses automated phone messages to fire Chicago workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/chic-n11.html Fearing angry opposition to layoffs, Ford sent out recorded robocalls to 100 temporary workers informing them that their services were no longer needed. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f0e90bb-eaa1-45d2-ba8b-8ccf1abd4d2C/chic-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z US federal appeals court upholds state bans on same-sex marriages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/cour-n11.html In a reactionary ruling, a federal court of appeals has struck down lower court decisions upholding same-sex marriages, setting the stage for a US Supreme Court ruling. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f51aa4d-9794-4dcc-a09f-cbc3721520aC/cour-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z American Airlines flight attendants reject contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/apfa-n11.html The rejection of the union-recommended deal comes after more than a decade in which airline workers have suffered one round of wage, benefit and pension cuts after another. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a026531f-d521-4d09-bb76-ccbd03e8514F/apfa-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z New York State grants third round of charter school proposals for Buffalo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/buff-n11.html The Buffalo Board of Education is escalating efforts to privatize the Buffalo Public Schools, while laying blame for the crisis in public education on teachers. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f93f9758-e5ee-4499-9f3b-a192c2e516aL/buff-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Students occupy hundreds of schools throughout Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/gree-n11.html Students protested a new testing regime that pits schools and students against one another in competition for education resources. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c491ec7b-effd-44ba-95de-cf24f660b2cK/gree-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Harvard’s new sexual harassment policy, democratic rights and the new right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/harv-n11.html On October 15, 28 professors at Harvard Law School published a statement sharply criticizing the university’s sexual harassment policy announced in early July. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b51f1011-13b2-429c-a078-48ca76de357A/harv-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/wkrs-n11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2392f6bb-52d8-4fdb-8cdf-47c8a506ff8L/wkrs-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z ICFI/WSWS public meeting in India on the danger of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/11/meet-n11.html We urge workers and youth to attend the ICFI/WSWS supporters’ meeting in Chennai to discuss the socialist response to the threat of war. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8ae3eab-a438-4996-992f-2ab5feca525D/meet-n11.html 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z US steps up military operations in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/isis-n10.html US warplanes struck along a 400-mile front from Idlib, in northwestern Syria, to Mosul in northern Iraq, and at numerous locations in western Iraq. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe7e2996-f34a-4a80-aa3e-bca9c38d027K/isis-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z After the US elections: An intensification of war and social counterrevolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/pers-n10.html The Republican victory last Tuesday was not the result of a surge in popular support for the Republican Party or its right-wing policies. It was the result of the collapse of the Democrats. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86aaf8c9-56a0-4ab0-967c-299eec1f880G/pers-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z German NATO general announces plans for military maneuvers against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/germ-n10.html Seventy-five years after the beginning of World War II, the German general staff is once again preparing for war with Russia. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbac78eb-57f8-4159-8aac-de38229578eE/germ-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z French Senate votes law facilitating impeachment of the president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/depo-n10.html Hollande is the most unpopular president since the creation of the Fifth Republic in 1958. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85da49c6-678f-4d6e-a5ea-74ffbc84396P/depo-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare subsidies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/obam-n10.html The Supreme Court’s decision to hear King v. Burwell comes just days before the beginning of open enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a596db1a-4339-464c-8bea-96eed197603O/obam-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z Israel committed war crimes in Gaza, Amnesty International finds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/isra-n10.html Amnesty detailed eight instances in which people’s homes were attacked with large aerial bombs without warning, resulting in the deaths of at least 104 civilians, including 62 children. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee3cc63b-4200-4489-97bc-417e7902b4eD/isra-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party benefits from Labour’s collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/scot-n10.html The Scottish Labour Party is sharply divided over the extent to which it should advocate greater devolution in Scotland. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adfca5a5-5917-463d-a6b5-d88fdbd9ca2C/scot-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP promotes Remembrance Day as celebration of militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/cana-n10.html Canada’s trade union-backed NDP is campaigning for Remembrance Day to be made a national holiday. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d8a9a53-dc09-4d0b-b8f1-97366c4e855J/cana-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z Australian mining fatalities on the rise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/mine-n10.html Amid the collapse of the mining boom, safety is being further eroded in one of the country’s most dangerous industries. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7e9806a-0802-41ee-b7ec-4055e8dd225M/mine-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z Australia: Victorian state government facing electoral defeat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/vicp-n10.html A Liberal Party defeat in the November 29 ballot would mark the first one-term government in Victoria since 1955. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e321d46-feb2-4407-925c-52c781e3d86N/vicp-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z India criticises Chinese submarine visits to Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/slch-n10.html By objecting to Chinese vessels docking in Sri Lanka, the Indian government is clearly acting with Washington’s support. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bb70b49-ef5b-438b-89f6-89053a5851bA/slch-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z AIG lawsuit reveals global economy on the brink http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/aigs-n10.html The US government’s bailout of insurance giant AIG in September 2008 channeled tens of billions of dollars to the largest Wall Street banks. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0f30412-0b48-4806-9b12-4ebec0d1514J/aigs-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z German GDL union shuts down train drivers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/ger2-n10.html The strike, which interrupted two-thirds of the country’s rail transport, was shut down even as the courts refused to grant Deustche Bahn a back-to-work order. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1322a78d-00f5-426c-942a-2bace7871a1A/ger2-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z UK postal workers take unofficial strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/roya-n10.html The walkouts are a result of work speedups and job cuts at Royal Mail. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4539d34-f986-4efd-a786-3e469cbee46C/roya-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z HBO’s <em>Olive Kitteridge</em>: Why are these people so unhappy? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/kitt-n10.html Adapted from Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, HBO’s miniseries <em>Olive Kitteridge</em> deals with life in a small community on the coast of Maine. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/691e2bb0-cf1c-475b-8a2b-52f04ba84daF/kitt-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z This week in history: November 10-16 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/10/twih-n10.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/041e0aaa-bf40-43d2-af2d-5af408e9ef1B/twih-n10.html 2014-11-10T05:00:00Z Judge approves Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/detr-n08.html In a thoroughly undemocratic ruling, Judge Steven Rhodes sanctioned the city’s restructuring plan, setting a precedent for attacking the rights of public sector workers throughout the country. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/129a1df3-1fc8-46e0-9d62-15c2051f06cL/detr-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Obama doubles US troop strength in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/iraq-n08.html Obama made the announcement three days after an election in which there was virtually no discussion of the war in Syria and Iraq. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c71fb86d-5e05-4803-8917-75c66a75123G/iraq-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Central bank decisions deepen global capitalist disorder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/pers-n08.html The growing financial madness underscores that the crisis that erupted in 2008 was a breakdown of the global capitalist economy, not a conjunctural downturn from which there would be a “recovery.” Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92b1c48e-50a8-4908-9451-c490aab8db9J/pers-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Why is the media silent on the continuing shakeup in the US nuclear command? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/nuke-n08.html Since the original report carried by the Associated Press on the unprecedented firing of nuclear missile commanders, no major media outlet has pursued the story. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f544b0e2-eb5a-40c2-8d23-4744be130edB/nuke-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z German train drivers continue strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/germ-n08.html Along with freight service, passenger service has been affected by the strike since Thursday. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/326c1a60-100b-47dd-a1be-72e177ccfeaJ/germ-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Germany: Left Party attacks striking train drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/left-n08.html The statements by the party chairman and its daily newspaper make clear where the Left Party stands in the escalating conflict—not on the side of the workers, but in solidarity with the German government. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1777d82-60cb-41f2-b784-01723a30325B/left-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Mass protest strike against austerity staggers new Belgian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/belg-n08.html Over 100,000 workers from Belgium’s Flemish- and French-speaking regions marched in one of Belgium’s biggest protests since the 1960-1961 general strike. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eac65cd-5045-47c9-bfd3-8dcc3633357E/belg-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z UK teenage killer named publicly and sentenced to 20 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/corn-n08.html Having successfully petitioned for the overturning of his anonymity, much of the media have used Cornick’s case as an occasion for prurient coverage and demands for retribution. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f545396-a487-4081-b845-8bfaa99f442P/corn-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Imperialist powers, bourgeois “opposition” reach out to military junta in Burkina Faso http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/burk-n08.html France and its allies are pushing to give a civilian façade to the Burkinabé regime after mass protests last week led to a military coup. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdea41ce-e63a-4d38-a6d2-9de8475f4d3M/burk-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Low-paying service-sector jobs predominate in October US jobs report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/econ-n08.html The so-called “recovery” proclaimed by the Obama administration is premised on continued high unemployment and stagnating wages. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98f6b37d-5ab2-44c3-9c20-56a6e3e47d3K/econ-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z FBI director defends media impersonation by bureau agents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/fbia-n08.html Without seeking a specific warrant, FBI agents forged an Associated Press article during a 2007 investigation. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f8f00ee-fe5e-4af6-ac3c-609106ce14fH/fbia-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z University of California president proposes new fee hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/cali-n08.html A yearly tuition increase of up to 5 percent is being implemented in the UC system while the cost of living for students skyrockets. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/438e5b6d-fed0-4e96-8773-e2e785ba4aeO/cali-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z US general suggests delaying troop withdrawals from Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/afgh-n08.html General Campbell’s comments reflect concerns in Washington that its puppet government in Kabul could fall to the Taliban. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54805110-056b-4563-9e6e-ffc07be88e5J/afgh-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Twenty five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall: A balance sheet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/wall-n08.html Contrary to the official myths, the initiative to restore capitalism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe came from the ruling Stalinist bureaucracy itself. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9aab609e-e3f2-40b0-a9db-5c599ebf69bO/wall-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Twenty five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall: A balance sheet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/wall-n08.html Contrary to the official myths, the initiative to restore capitalism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe came from the ruling Stalinist bureaucracy itself. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39503b65-8887-4a5d-9d26-0690e19ed12O/wall-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z The death of German writer Siegfried Lenz (1926-2014) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/lenz-n08.html Lenz, who died October 7 at the age of 88, was one of the most widely read figures in postwar German literature. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/583dcef1-5f54-4f66-97fb-0693e411ef0G/lenz-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/labo-n08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site </em>invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc51384d-3cc3-4f84-899d-89e693bc157G/labo-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z European Central Bank seeks to reassure financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/econ-n07.html ECB president Mario Draghi insisted that the bank stands ready to inject up to one trillion euros into the financial system. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b102e305-1bc4-4887-abd1-8a85d1c77c8J/econ-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z After elections, Washington plans escalation of Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/pers-n07.html The push for a new Authorization of the Use of Military Force is aimed at preparing a war that will be far wider and even more protracted than those launched over a decade ago. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5860f5c3-1413-4612-8384-34d7a5d8767E/pers-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Obama’s letter to Iranian leader complicates nuclear talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/iran-n07.html Whatever the exact circumstances behind the revelation of the secret letter, the outcome is likely to be a harder line from Washington toward Iran. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14e47058-4722-4174-a2e8-ed09727b27aI/iran-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z French President Hollande’s mid-term TV appearance: No shift in right-wing policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/holl-n07.html Billed as a last-ditch attempt to halt the collapse of Hollande’s Socialist Party, the TV appearance made clear Hollande intends to make no change in his reactionary policies. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63ced19b-438f-410f-9d38-15e237ae335A/holl-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z More than 100,000 march in Mexico City over disappeared students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/mexi-n07.html Marchers demanded the resignation of President Peña Nieto over the government’s handling of the September 26 massacre and mass kidnapping. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/828d4e6e-503c-4c08-9f0b-954dd2c3ad9G/mexi-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Climate report warns of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/ipcc-n07.html The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest in a series of studies warning that time to act on climate is running out. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bea2b70-7f75-4d47-8a54-848bc014a42C/ipcc-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z New York Governor Cuomo wins reelection in record low turnout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/cuom-n07.html The election reflected workers’ growing disgust with the Democrats, as well as the increasingly depraved character of big business politics. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f90901f-6579-47ed-bf4f-5f2906362f0K/cuom-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Justice Department imposes wrist-slap “reforms” on Albuquerque police after series of shootings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/apdj-n07.html The settlement does not hold any of the officers who participated in the string of police murders criminally accountable. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65c7ce86-1c4b-4943-a330-c3df126463bJ/apdj-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z AT&T and Verizon use “supercookies” to track users’ online activities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/supe-n07.html The leading mobile phone companies use so-called “supercookies” to secretly record day-to-day Internet usage by at least 100 million customers Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4defe818-f9df-402e-af50-3eedd5f4352L/supe-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Australia’s WWI Albany commemoration: All about the future, not the past http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/alba-n07.html Senior Japanese officials were honoured guests at the latest First World War centenary event. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/560af92c-ef4f-42f8-bb30-28b06fc458aE/alba-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Catalan regional government proceeds with alternative referendum despite new suspension http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/cata-n07.html Madrid has sent 500 anti-riot police of the infamous police intervention units and around 800 intervention units of the militarized police, the Civil Guards, to Catalonia. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/499808d0-8b07-4e63-af02-e07e18b4504H/cata-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Further job cuts in European auto industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/germ-n07.html Thousands of job cuts are taking place at major assembly plants and in the parts industry. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abf50038-da26-46b1-99d8-0be06ee0260P/germ-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Students respond to Obama’s claim that this is the “best time in human history” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/vide-n07.html The WSWS asked Michigan college students to respond to President Barack Obama’s claim that this is the best time in human history for young people. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d705407-92c3-4ea9-a252-4e08fc21a84B/vide-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z The Nation and the International Socialist Organization respond to the 2014 elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/left-n07.html Various political forces combined in 2008, and again in 2012, to paint Barack Obama as an alternative to Bush and the Republicans, including the <em>Nation</em> magazine and the ISO. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2bc8fb2-d240-4f26-bb71-3c1c1005439A/left-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z German train drivers strike in first day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/rail-n07.html There is widespread support among passengers and coworkers for the train drivers strike. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3698b77d-e2ab-4471-b424-0eccf1077f9G/rail-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/wkrs-n07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b389eac5-fdce-49ee-9829-8ba253e0984H/wkrs-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Prehistoric rock art in Indonesia dated to 40,000 years ago http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/cave-n07.html Archaeologists have used new dating techniques to determine the ages of cave rock art in Southeast Asia, demonstrating that such art was not limited to continental Europe. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2f5685b-70be-4b3a-9b48-0eefb807fafL/cave-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z Republicans, Obama prepare post-election escalation of war, social attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/elec-n06.html The measures being discussed in Washington will fuel corporate profits and the wealth of the billionaires at the expense of working people. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/329ac8f3-470e-4310-8187-a6976b454e9O/elec-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z The Democratic Party implosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/pers-n06.html The 2014 US midterm election results are a reflection of widespread disaffection and hostility toward the Obama administration and the entire political system. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/543d2419-1ef4-4abc-bc75-1b5010a59c9L/pers-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Minimum wage increase passes in five states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/wage-n06.html The votes counter the claim that the defeat of the Democrats is the product of a swing to the right in the American population. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89f6a8a-5bad-4d4d-af2e-1b2857a3214C/wage-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Washington moving towards wider war in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/isis-n06.html The Pentagon has put out contracts for the support of fighting in the region through 2024. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12336eb6-5c63-444c-b779-e2870176ddeL/isis-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Podemos party tops opinion poll in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/pode-n06.html The polling success for Podemos is a sign of the volatile political situation in Spain and the collapse of support for the establishment parties. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46f31039-5db6-4375-8e2a-1624c2e389eK/pode-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Trade unions and media denounce German train drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/dgbt-n06.html The current strike was provoked in order to make an example of train drivers and set a precedent for attacking the rights of all workers. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f5aead-f80e-4d1e-a5f2-393abee4345K/dgbt-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Australian government warns of more police anti-terror raids http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/terr-n06.html “Get used to it” was the basic message delivered by the attorney general and the police counter-terrorism commander in a provocative performance on national television. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b03c95a-fc09-4a5e-b87c-60cdd5e41d7F/terr-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Cronyism paralyses South African state-owned enterprises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/cron-n06.html An acrimonious strike has crippled the South African Post Office for 12 weeks. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6bf3a67-7299-4c8b-8eec-5cb1d01652aG/cron-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Portsmouth, Virginia school bus drivers stage sick out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/schb-n06.html Drivers are angry over low wages and difficult working conditions, poorly maintained and dirty vehicles, and broken security and communications equipment. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/086e6739-f2a2-40a7-8a3e-bb4ffea3c4dO/schb-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Bloomberg report names Atlanta and New Orleans as the most unequal cities in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/bloo-n06.html A recent report released by Bloomberg listed the 50 most unequal cities in the United States. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a6da74d-b4cd-4ef7-999b-fcd39b987bdF/bloo-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Detroit auctions city assets for pennies on the dollar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/detr-n06.html As part of the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, Detroit auctioned off garbage trucks, public lighting vehicles and busses at fire sale prices Wednesday. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c94bdce3-e298-47f9-800a-75b7053a049J/detr-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z <em>Broken Nation</em>: A glimpse of Australian anti-war sentiment in World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/brok-n06.html It is significant—and to Joan Beaumont’s credit—that her latest book lifts the lid, albeit within definite limits, on anti-war opposition in the working class. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2798cbf8-3e41-4487-92d8-8fbd9124efbI/brok-n06.html 2014-11-06T05:00:00Z Republicans win control of Senate in US congressional elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/lead-n05.html The result is a debacle for the Democratic Party and the Obama administration and presages a further shift to the right in official Washington. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d8d586f-2edd-46a9-8b7a-8c70bde501dC/lead-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z Another shakeup hits US nuclear missile command http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/nuke-n05.html The firing of two commanders and the administrative punishment of a third follow a long string of crises and scandals in a command whose job is nuclear annihilation. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3754c55-2f96-425a-b767-536daa3f8aeP/nuke-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z UK Tories in conflict with Merkel government over limiting EU immigration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/merk-n05.html High level sources within the German government have indicated they are prepared to see Britain leave the European Union. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dd16476-4eed-450d-b8b5-ba1b8d48ca4J/merk-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z Canada launches first air strikes in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/cana-n05.html The head of Canadian military operations has boasted that Canada is “actively involved in the command-and-control structure” of the coalition bombing campaign. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc81b7c1-046a-4b62-a782-a71450b509dH/cana-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z German labour minister presents legislation on comprehensive pay agreements http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/germ-n05.html In future, the major German trade unions are to decide if and when a strike can go ahead. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c3c3b4f-f41f-4901-8751-c6946838fe3M/germ-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z Massive power outage in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/bang-n05.html A fault at a transmission station on Saturday left the entire country without power for 12 hours. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7a24318-149f-4297-b2ec-52a8421abcbI/bang-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z New warnings of war in Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/aust-n05.html A report released this week draws details scenarios that could trigger a conflict in the East China Sea. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89d5d820-1139-4e5b-bf5e-a71e944a8b1F/aust-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z Heavy military presence at G20 summit in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/mili-n05.html On the pretext of protecting G20 leaders from terrorist threats, more than 2,000 military personnel and 6,000 police will be mobilised next week. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/617c8c29-50b1-4107-b9e4-bfa3364139dG/mili-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z Federal agency conspired with police to keep media out of Ferguson airspace http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/fede-n05.html Recorded telephone conversations by FAA officials make clear that the purpose of a no-fly zone set up during protests in Ferguson, Missouri was “to keep the media out.” Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c19d812-4f43-4f3d-8886-cc65b1f4acbO/fede-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z Portland, Maine: Five young workers die in apartment fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/fire-n05.html Maine’s deadliest fire in 30 years could have been avoided. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4484c178-6c9f-4d7a-9353-e0fa6a16b04E/fire-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z State education cuts reduce share of low-income students going to college http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/edu-n05.html State funding for higher education has fallen 17 percent between 2008 and 2012, after adjusting for inflation. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb4557b3-455e-4d5a-80a2-7fddf516b0eK/edu-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z Undocumented immigrants make up 10 percent of California’s workforce http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/immi-n05.html In the world’s eighth-largest economy, 1.85 million workers live in constant fear of deportation. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01a14cc8-79d1-414f-9b83-1eb2ab1fb28L/immi-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z The European Union uses death to deter immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/endo-n05.html Under pressure from the EU, the Italian government has ended its Mare Nostrum rescue program and will permit tens of thousands of refugees to drown in the Mediterranean Sea. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3798785f-e2cd-42a2-9594-e0432cab577N/endo-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z New York Times column advocates ending midterm elections in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/05/elec-n05.html Schanzer, the homeland security expert, wants an imperial presidency whose agenda is unimpeded by expensive distractions such as congressional elections. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28b3a3bb-bcc3-41a5-9509-3e7d0172c99M/elec-n05.html 2014-11-05T05:00:00Z South Africans under 60 disqualified from state-funded housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/soaf-n04.html Having failed over 20 years to reduce the housing backlog, the government is now excluding younger South Africans from state-funded housing. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a0cd4f7-ec16-4dfa-9cec-82340371030N/soaf-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Washington-backed “rebels” surrender US arms to Al Qaeda in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/isis-n04.html The collapse of the so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria comes as the Pentagon is attempting to rebuild the Iraqi army for an anti-ISIS offensive next year. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49843062-64b3-40a1-901a-c738c588534H/isis-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z The political issues posed by the US midterm elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/pers-n04.html By agreement between the Democrats and Republicans, there has been no discussion in the election campaign of the stepped-up program of war, austerity and attacks on democratic rights that will unfold after November 4. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5124d629-2c8d-4dc5-bc10-a632a89904dJ/pers-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z France’s Socialist Party cracks down on protests against police murder of Rémi Fraisse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/frai-n04.html Utterly discredited and unpopular, the Socialist Party is seeking to crush protests through bans on street demonstrations, police crackdowns and mass arrests. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c504e8e2-5644-47d8-a7db-2b4abe13b74P/frai-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z US, Europe issue new threats after elections in Ukraine’s separatist regions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/ukra-n04.html Kiev is signaling its readiness to renew its military offensive against the region on the grounds that the November 2 vote violated the fragile peace deal signed with the separatists in September. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b75a07ce-9bbf-4648-80f9-e2d0502e488M/ukra-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Poland to send troops to eastern border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/rear-n04.html The historic realignment of military forces is part of NATO’s escalation against Russia. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc63b76d-d98b-40a3-a564-1b5659fc5c4J/rear-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Canada imposes draconian travel restrictions citing Ebola crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/ebol-n04.html Canada’s decision reflects the callous indifference of the government to the plight of the growing numbers of people suffering as a result of the spread of Ebola in Africa. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eee440e9-0730-4232-8a11-2d2f53b2a4eH/ebol-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Research confirms harshness of sentences handed out to youth following the 2011 UK riots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/riot-n04.html The denial of basic rights to those arrested showed there was no constituency within the British ruling class prepared to defend basic democratic norms. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be95c160-d676-400a-903b-1efb5c37d1eO/riot-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z US state prison population soars as education spending plummets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/cbpp-n04.html If state corrections spending had been held at mid-1980s levels, US states would have $28 billion more each year to allocate to education and other social spending. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47674b01-f1e3-4df2-9fa6-7e784d91cecI/cbpp-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z US military’s Defense Clandestine Service to deploy hundreds of international spies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/dias-n04.html Launched in 2012, US military’s new in-house intelligence agency is developing a global network comparable to that of the CIA. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/000481a0-b5f5-49f4-9f95-a3f5feb590bK/dias-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Warner Brothers to slash over 10 percent of its workforce http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/warn-n04.html The studio is expected to lay off over 1,000 workers as part of a $200 million cost-cutting plan. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35c47f24-ea13-4b2a-8e40-553b9126ca5A/warn-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z US blocks Australian participation in China-backed bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/chin-n04.html Washington’s intervention, objecting to the bank on strategic grounds, points to the escalating military drive against China. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e302573-93ea-4d1d-afba-f436a041ca5M/chin-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan pseudo-lefts promote right-wing UNP leader as presidential candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/nssp-n04.html NSSP leader Wickremabahu Karunaratne is seeking to assemble a coalition of “left” and right to put a UNP president in office. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66aab8b5-f83e-4dc3-9125-6ee29993af7J/nssp-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Mass water shutoffs continue in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/watr-n04.html Nearly 30,000 households in the city have had their water service disconnected so far this year. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae282ad8-1b30-49f1-ad95-2c9edfd9925I/watr-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/wkrs-n04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/115515d9-7677-4d5d-af34-076b336365aF/wkrs-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Bank of Japan’s shock stimulus further destabilizes global economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/econ-n03.html The Japanese central bank’s surprise announcement of new monetary stimulus measures has led to accusations that it is trying to export deflation and warnings of a currency war. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91cf260d-6945-4e63-b3c3-127668992c1C/econ-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Obama in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/pers-n03.html The empty and cynical character of the election was epitomized by President Barack Obama’s campaign appearance Saturday in Detroit. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8360e16-81eb-4da4-a50c-be5b073c56eN/pers-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Military launches coup amid mass protests in Burkina Faso http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/burk-n03.html The army took power in Burkina Faso after protests erupted against President Blaise Campaoré’s attempt to modify the constitution so he could again run for the presidency. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16f1ab7b-d684-4b3b-8b4e-750c68ef52aP/burk-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Film director Roman Polanski questioned, released in Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/pola-n03.html Washington’s vindictive effort is the latest episode in a campaign to return the director to the US based on his having pled guilty in 1977 to having sex with an underage girl. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e77f068-c23b-4cfd-be4f-c94a1a3b4f5E/pola-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Justice Department seeks massive expansion of FBI hacking powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/hack-n03.html Proposed changes to legal restrictions on government surveillance would authorize the FBI to infect computers worldwide with ultrasophisticated surveillance malware. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa67cc1c-7937-4305-9f1f-5f7cde83ec0L/hack-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z BP oil spill left massive “bathtub ring” in Gulf of Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/oils-n03.html Millions of gallons of oil released during the 2010 BP oil spill fell to the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a study released last week. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40314311-4fc0-4bd3-ae04-2cca48bbd91C/oils-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania fifth grader still in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/juve-n03.html The ten-year-old has been held in an isolated cell since October 11. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b093ee8-f2a2-4a15-a307-16888b3e40aF/juve-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Popular opposition grows to London Newham council’s social cleansing policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/focu-n03.html An occupation by 29 young mothers of an empty block of former social housing flats in London has highlighted the social cleansing policies of Labour Party-controlled Newham council. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04612baf-c185-469b-8d27-fb8e107b764M/focu-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z “Now we’re fighting for decent homes for everybody” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/ints-n03.html Reporters from the World Socialist Web Site attended the anniversary meeting of the Focus E15 campaign and interviewed some of those involved in the defence of the right to social housing in London. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ee70f16-0dbd-4ff3-8c37-ac7d0af680cN/ints-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Last British combat troops leave Camp Bastion in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/afgh-n03.html The withdrawal of hundreds of British soldiers was carried out in almost complete secrecy, amid serious security concerns. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f56c62a8-47a8-47f6-a187-49c5f4dc7d7B/afgh-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z France, Italy vow more social cuts as EU approves their 2015 budgets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/frit-n03.html In the negotiations, the French and Italian governments agreed to impose deep attacks on the social rights of the working class. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c33f330f-54a0-4453-b0be-17ca1326246K/frit-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Australian law to protect spy operations triggers media debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/asio-n03.html Under the new “terrorism” laws, anyone who “discloses information” about an intelligence operation can be jailed for up to 10 years. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46bf7164-0139-478c-8ccd-59f703bc4b6O/asio-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Australia: Two NSW by-elections reveal the rot of official politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/newc-n03.html The corruption scandals surrounding the by-elections underscore the intimate connection between government and various forms of speculative investment. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98c7ae7f-0e63-4542-a555-6884b8c428dH/newc-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party stages election leadership charade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/nzlp-n03.html All four candidates are committed to austerity and the drive to war. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01788565-8a0c-4487-9868-a23ac98bca9G/nzlp-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z This week in history: November 3-9 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/twih-n03.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36ac7e1c-ed2c-4672-b728-1a1367ebabcJ/twih-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z The literary impact and social concerns of American novelist Dave Eggers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/egge-n03.html Without wanting to oversimplify, one presumes that the general sympathy with which sufferers are treated in Eggers’ novels is owing in no small measure to his own experiences. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c1f523d-81d1-40a8-8108-f6707dc1b9aJ/egge-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Top US general calls for “advisers” in Iraq combat zone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/iraq-n01.html Gen. Dempsey’s proposal would put US troops in predominantly Sunni Anbar province, where ISIS controls roughly 80 percent of the territory. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17331986-bb6f-4166-8c30-dfe113b3053C/iraq-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Capitalism and the Ebola crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/pers-n01.html The Ebola epidemic that is devastating West Africa is a product of the imperialist subjugation of the continent and the subordination of all social needs to the capitalist system and the profit motive that drives it. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b83143af-8a93-4d77-bc21-53873e18112M/pers-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Report to UN condemns US government’s “international criminal program of torture” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/tort-n01.html The report to the UN Committee Against Torture calls for criminal prosecutions of all top US military and civilian officials implicated in the post-9/11 torture regime. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6d55838-416d-4164-b6f0-d7fd7cebdd6D/tort-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z US election campaign staggers to the finish line http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/elec-n01.html Only one thing about the election is certain: whatever the division of power in the US Senate, House of Representatives, state governorships and state legislatures, the official two-party system will continue its inexorable shift to the right. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3059e398-bcb2-4819-8ba0-63259228d6cB/elec-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Republican-led purge of voter rolls targets seven million people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/vote-n01.html An investigative report by Al Jazeera America reveals that 27 state governments, most of them Republican-led, have joined in an effort to disqualify seven million registered voters. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00c1c718-0a2d-4ece-8117-0bf114c1dd5K/vote-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Putin points to growing war dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/puti-n01.html The Russian president delivered a major speech warning that the global domination of the United States is heightening international tensions. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fdd3964-4889-404c-bab5-67d41c41535P/puti-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Deadly SpaceShipTwo crash follows explosion of unmanned Antares rocket http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/rock-n01.html The two space disasters in the span of one week highlight the growing prominence of private companies in space missions. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d9f1f2a-8caf-4a02-9cf0-5a4c090359aN/rock-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Hungarian government temporarily withdraws Internet tax after mass protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/hung-n01.html On Tuesday, 100,000 people demonstrated in Budapest and 10 other cities against the government’s planned Internet tax. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef6b891f-657f-413b-af35-e516403823eI/hung-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z UK Lloyds Banking Group to shed another 9,000 jobs and close 200 branches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/lloy-n01.html The restructuring is part of a three-year strategy, with Lloyds planning to make a further £1 billion a year in cost savings by 2017. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1711ca2d-421b-4f83-80c2-5a977d94310K/lloy-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Egyptian military regime steps up repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/egyp-n01.html The target of the ongoing repression by the Egyptian military junta is the working class and young people. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e547a69c-4299-43aa-8cb5-ff2cecd9b43D/egyp-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Standoff continues between Hong Kong government and protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/hong-n01.html There are signs of growing concern in Beijing over the Hong Kong chief executive’s inability to end the month-long protests. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92a5e4e9-7b82-4d4b-b7e5-ad20ba34660F/hong-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Australia: Wages slashed to boost corporate profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/wage-n01.html The cost-cutting drive is intensifying amid the implosion of the mining boom, with export prices falling sharply and thousands of jobs being destroyed by mine closures. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3baeff60-4cf4-422d-ac17-e926e4b9d00G/wage-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Detroit Medical Center to outsource housekeeping in cost-cutting drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/dmcn-n01.html The DMC has a long history of aggressive downsizing and cost-cutting going back to the tenure of now-Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan as CEO Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76ab4787-56a2-450f-bb31-2d96cff511dM/dmcn-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z <em>Fury</em>: What is “realism”? What is an “anti-war” film? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/fury-n01.html David Ayer’s morbid and militarist film follows an American tank crew, led by Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt), in the final days of World War II in Europe. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bab31de-6898-4d47-b507-19475e8d504D/fury-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z The HANDY model of human and nature dynamics: A critical review http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/hand-n01.html A recently published model of the dynamics of human society and its interaction with nature concedes the contradictions in class societies but obscures their significance. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/777ac6bb-d99c-4604-8f43-554e4bb4b1aE/hand-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/labo-n01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45a49c3b-eb35-4bee-a58f-3005d9a6d5bP/labo-n01.html 2014-11-01T05:00:00Z Top officials at New York City’s Rikers Island prison resign amid brutality scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/01/rike-n01.html The resignations follow revelations of widespread violence, neglect and torture at the prison. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16c42dce-b0a7-41c4-82b4-c4a9b2cebc2L/rike-n01.html 2014-11-01T04:00:00Z Pentagon claims “Russian aggression” against NATO http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/nato-o31.html The comments by General Raymond Odierno came after a series of flights by Russian warplanes over international waters around Europe. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a45ceb31-b9e7-48a8-ac79-51e8cd28760C/nato-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Judge backs Stockton, California bankruptcy plan ending retiree health care payments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/stoc-o31.html A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a restructuring plan that will eliminate health care benefits for 2,400 retired city workers and their families. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af433dd5-706a-4b0f-8d69-4f35bab239bH/stoc-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z NSA chief calls for more “permeable” barrier between state and tech corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/nsas-o31.html The distinction between government surveillance agencies and “private sector” technology corporations increasingly exists in name only. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a054fd20-542c-443e-aa05-d5517feb939I/nsas-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z St. Louis police stock up on riot gear ahead of grand jury decision on Brown killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/ferg-o31.html Police in St. Louis County spent $172,669 since August on tear gas, rubber bullets and other riot equipment. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2cbb839-ba28-4215-a041-d006c62fcbfJ/ferg-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Video shows “firing squad” police killing of Michigan man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/brut-o31.html A recently-released video shows a group of Saginaw, Michigan police officers firing dozens of rounds at a 49-year-old homeless man. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4dae340-83e1-40e2-b8f6-e1d67914c98H/brut-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Israeli provocations ignite growing Palestinian revolt in Jerusalem http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/jeru-o31.html Israel has launched a major security crackdown in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a right-wing Zionist known for staging provocations at the Al-Aqsa mosque. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b68cae2-37bc-4e5f-a771-be6c3e2d6dfO/jeru-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Canadian government exploiting shootings to promote militarism, attack civil rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/cana-o31.html Canada’s Conservative government is using last week’s killings of two soldiers to shamelessly promote militarism and bellicose nationalism. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe9fc73d-9eee-414d-9e3f-8a942240845I/cana-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Australian data retention bill means mass surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/data-o31.html The “metadata” bill, which orders the storage of vast amounts of phone and on-line information, is directed against the entire population. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0206095-8983-4062-917d-5983837de89F/data-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Relatives of disappeared students confront Mexico’s president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/mexi-o31.html At a meeting with Peña Nieto, relatives of kidnapped students voiced anger over federal government inaction. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82008865-1b97-4d93-ad75-d5d8958c33dH/mexi-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Woman wearing a niqab forced to leave Paris Opera http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/oper-o31.html This anti-democratic and discriminatory action is the product of constant anti-Muslim agitation by the French political establishment. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa2bb97b-e7b5-480c-9fb0-ecd8d703151B/oper-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: About 200 killed in landslide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/sril-o31.html The government is already trying to shift the blame claiming that the victims had been warned to move out of the area. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c68fd30d-21b4-4132-97eb-c845fdaf82cB/sril-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z 13 million in Germany at risk for poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/germ-o31.html While the fear of sliding into poverty is growing in ever-broader circles of the population, the top 10 percent can look forward to expanding income and wealth. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cc4ad2b-e07b-40ca-898e-4b65742a468N/germ-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z The CIA torture cover-up continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/pers-o31.html The highest echelons of the state are engaged in an unconstitutional plot to hide from the public the harrowing torture methods employed by the CIA. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba6dd331-b6ab-491c-8df0-0e6b0629be6G/pers-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader Gough Whitlam (1916–2014) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/obit-o31.html Nothing of value can be learned from the official outpourings that have followed the death of Australian Labor Party leader Gough Whitlam Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b3513aa-680b-4df7-a0ce-86fe7c8bd17G/obit-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/work-o31.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0edc7af-bafb-4ebb-980b-eab7b83c90cF/work-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Europe threatened with deflationary spiral http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/econ-o30.html There are growing warnings of a deflationary spiral, in which falling prices create a vicious cycle of bankruptcies and layoffs leading to more bankruptcies and layoffs. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89f9a6ce-ce9a-4b29-9cd7-c2111bc9198M/econ-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z The trade unions and the Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/pers-o30.html The Detroit bankruptcy has provided yet another demonstration of the anti-working class character of the unions, which function as instruments of the ruling class and the state. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3adf408-7d07-4058-a155-bcb6bd9c731F/pers-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z US Federal Reserve ends “quantitative easing” program after funneling trillions to financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/quan-o30.html The expected move by the Fed was accompanied by the pledge to keep interest rates at their current near-zero rates for a “considerable time.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76afbe39-65c8-4992-bed5-03aad1e68a8H/quan-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Turkey allows Kurdish reinforcements into Syrian town of Kobani http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/syri-o30.html The US is seeking to forge closer ties with the Kurdish militia groups as it pursues its broader aims of regime-change in Syria. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c2d3720-2cb1-4bd9-9340-326d1fd55e9G/syri-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Obama uses Ebola doctors as campaign prop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/ebol-o30.html The media event at the White House, five days before the congressional election, was aimed at giving US imperialism a “humanitarian” face. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddda6853-658e-4cdc-bc62-00e27e826f5I/ebol-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Mine disaster deepens crisis of Turkish government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/turk-o30.html The mining disaster in Turkey led to the cancellation of celebrations of a national holiday. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eca5641d-79ab-4a97-ac56-f0467ee590cJ/turk-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z One execution in Texas, another stayed in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/exec-o30.html Texas executed its tenth death row prisoner of the year on Tuesday, while the US Supreme Court issued a last-minute stay of execution in Missouri. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f1bdd31-70e9-4feb-9780-44ed89587a6L/exec-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine’s recession continues to deepen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/ukec-o30.html National elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday as social conditions in the country continued a steep decline. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36acc6c1-8377-4bfd-be3c-5ec92f3b0f6G/ukec-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Germany: Final stage in dismantling of Karstadt department store chain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/germ-o30.html Last Friday, Karstadt announced that six stores would be shut down by the middle of 2015. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfc864fd-2566-41a6-9393-af0170f0d50B/germ-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president brings down election budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/sril-o30.html All the limited concessions offered to the working people will be ripped up once January’s presidential election is out of the way. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62909613-25cb-4e0e-a139-941b3e4f290D/sril-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z South Africa metalworkers union announces formation of new party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/safr-o30.html Militant strikes by workers have earned South Africa the pejorative title of “protest capital of the world.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a76cceec-775f-424f-b504-339a360d1dfK/safr-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Federal jury convicts friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect of lying to the FBI http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/phil-o30.html Robel Phillipos, an acquaintance of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, faces up to 16 years in federal prison despite not being involved in the bombings. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/736c28e9-85da-4b40-a98f-b80e1ed7a90J/phil-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Quebec Solidaire renews appeals to big business PQ http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/queb-o30.html Citing Scotland as a model, Quebec Solidaire is appealing to the big business PQ to give it and other “left” forces a greater place in the PQ-led Quebec independence movement. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04694503-65ae-4f46-bf79-6ff48f08a54L/queb-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Three darkish comedies: <em>Birdman</em>, <em>The Skeleton Twins</em> and <em>St. Vincent</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/bird-o30.html <em>Birdman</em> deals with the washed-up star of a super-hero franchise. <em>The Skeleton Twins</em> portrays two siblings trying to overcome a painful psychological legacy. <em>St. Vincent</em> features a misanthropic Vietnam veteran who forms a life-changing attachment. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6b867ee-0b33-4275-b889-37eeaa8f819D/bird-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z UNICEF report: 2.6 million more children in poverty in developed countries since 2008 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/poor-o29.html There are 76.5 million children in poverty in 41 developed countries, according to a report published Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d3b7ee4-f452-4450-8a19-d350f2dec54D/poor-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z After the US election, an escalation of the Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/pers-o29.html There is a mounting drumbeat from Washington’s vast military and intelligence apparatus for stepped-up bombing and US “boots on the ground” in both Iraq and Syria. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0ec75e4-33f6-4be6-8347-8371b21b7a9O/pers-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Australia shuts door to Ebola-hit countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/ebol-o29.html The callous, short-sighted and nationalist decision has set a new benchmark for the response of governments around the world toward the disaster. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01cde90f-0f60-4024-8aad-82e7acadc9eD/ebol-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z New book sheds further light on US government protection of ex-Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/nazi-o29.html US imperialism recruited thousands of Nazis after World War II, as detailed in a new book by New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b162dfc-dc73-43e0-bb0c-b4448fead01B/nazi-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Gas dispute between Ukraine, EU and Russia threatens to escalate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/gasc-o29.html A cutoff of Russian gas supplies to the EU would spell economic disaster for a number of European countries. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4d0ccd5-7d64-43b1-a95e-be201064bfdO/gasc-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Political crisis deepens in Mexico as army is called on to testify on Iguala massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/mexi-o29.html A Congressional panel is calling on the defense secretary to testify on the role of the Army in the disappearance of students. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fde1c7a-4bd6-442a-ad4d-feb7487344fD/mexi-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Indonesia’s new cabinet of generals, businessmen and technocrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/indo-o29.html Despite his populist claims to be “an outsider,” President Widodo is completely beholden to Jakarta’s political, corporate and military establishment. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e8f918-dea0-45a2-8e02-8f8620fecf7O/indo-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Australian state government unveils huge asset sales http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/quld-o29.html The Queensland government’s privatisation plan is in response to the end of the mining export boom in Australia and the collapse of its revenue base. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3e682bb-1d03-41cf-bd0b-7e55999c5ccN/quld-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z IRS regularly seizes “suspicious” bank accounts without a criminal charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/irss-o29.html The US Internal Revenue Service, using the legal procedure known as “civil asset forfeiture,” unilaterally confiscates the assets of individuals it suspects of tax evasion. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7bf9b46-9c66-4f6d-91b7-46702505031C/irss-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Louisiana Supreme Court declares anti-teacher tenure act constitutional http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/loui-o29.html The Supreme Court of Louisiana has ruled that anti-teacher legislation backed by Governor Bobby Jindal is constitutional, paving the way for mass firings and public school closings. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72f2942-cc3a-4beb-a99f-226789fcbc4G/loui-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z <em>Pride</em>: The UK miners’ strike through the distorted mirror of identity politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/prid-o29.html Matthew Warchus’ film about the 1984-85 conflict has been well received in Britain and was the third highest-grossing release on its opening weekend. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c530e10a-23b6-4dee-975c-c75f9d60c5cD/prid-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Ebola nurse treated “like a criminal” in New Jersey quarantine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/ebol-o28.html Kaci Hickox was detained on the orders of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite having no symptoms of disease. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/988f0669-15a6-421e-a818-41327e5f9baE/ebol-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z The $2 billion Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/pers-o28.html The US government is not only controlled by, but increasingly composed of, the extremely rich. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d27eabc6-ea27-4b95-8f9e-d371b10e423F/pers-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Lawyers deliver closing statements in Detroit bankruptcy case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/detr-o28.html Fifteen months after Detroit was thrown into bankruptcy, a federal judge is set to rubber-stamp a financial restructuring plan that marks a new stage in the attack on workers. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4b52e2c-f281-409b-b468-0c79b9efbb1G/detr-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US, EU hail election staged by ultra-right regime in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/ukra-o28.html Sunday’s parliamentary elections will be utilized to legitimize further attacks on pro-Russian opponents of the US puppet regime and impose sweeping austerity measures on the working class as a whole. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d356fa90-92bb-4a63-b8ba-35d8d440445G/ukra-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Workers Party’s Rousseff re-elected in closest vote since end of Brazil’s dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/braz-o28.html Behind Rousseff’s call for unity, the government is preparing to implement economic adjustment measures along the lines advocated by its right-wing opponents. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cf532df-d0b7-472e-8165-d1675d204fdH/braz-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Canada’s government tables bill to expand intelligence agency powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/otta-o28.html Canada’s Conservative government tabled legislation yesterday to significantly strengthen the powers of the CSIS. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4c3171d-5e27-4b4e-bf59-cb7cc56022eF/otta-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party plans to scrap post-World War II job security rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/vals-o28.html Valls is proposing to eliminate long-term job contracts in order to boost French competitiveness by allowing businesses to hire and fire at will. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5716e408-c311-452e-8a06-232719227a9B/vals-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Anti-terror law passed by the French Senate attacks democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/terr-o28.html The bill is an attack on freedom of movement as defined by international law and vastly expands the state’s ability to censor political speech. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54fd222c-c372-44c8-88c9-e0a2f0a79aeJ/terr-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US-Japan conflicts stall Obama’s Trans-Pacific economic pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/tppa-o28.html The impasse points to the underlying conflicts between the interests of the US and those of its current allies such as Japan. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea7402ab-e3ee-4bc6-a1aa-bf4689c5485K/tppa-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z One million protest in Rome against Renzi’s labor “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/rome-o28.html Saturday’s mass demonstration was called by the trade unions to preempt any effective action against the government and cover up the role of the unions in developing the new legislation. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e672eb17-9fff-4e02-9518-e3083ca138eO/rome-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z German government plans massive rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/germ-o28.html German Defense Department officials are demanding a huge increase in military spending. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b36e8769-0181-4421-b399-7a8a7df04c1B/germ-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z ALS patients face loss of Medicare coverage for speech-generating devices http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/alsd-o28.html Medicare may not provide coverage for speech-generating devices that can be upgraded to connect to the Internet or perform basic functions such as turning on room lights. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c60faf66-6e03-4124-aa19-138d3e493a2A/alsd-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Automakers, US federal regulators limit recall of deadly airbags http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/airb-o28.html US federal safety regulators have limited the recall of vehicles equipped with defective airbags to a restricted geographical area. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fd56eb4-e423-4a5f-92a7-0e1298fb48eK/airb-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z <em>The Cut</em>, a story of the Armenian Genocide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/tcut-o28.html Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin returns with a story of a family torn apart by the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eefb4cc-b511-45b9-9b6d-6a033c8d724F/tcut-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/wkrs-o28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95ef6d0d-7340-457d-afd2-c22937eefa1H/wkrs-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US child poverty remains at highest rate in 20 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/chil-o27.html A report published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics found that nearly one in four US children lives in poverty, and a similar proportion do not get enough to eat. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83336940-b427-434e-987f-2a774377878L/chil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z The US elections and the American plutocracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/pers-o27.html Popular alienation from the political system coincides with the ever more naked domination of both parties and manipulation of elections by a handful of multi-millionaires and billionaires. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1264aac-fcdf-41c0-b1d2-c0d763a1a86E/pers-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Right-wing nationalist parties dominate Ukrainian parliamentary elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/elec-o27.html The vast majority of the electorate in eastern Ukraine did not participate in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c619885-9732-4dd5-b571-e52de86a156E/elec-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Biographies of assailants undermine claim that Canada is under attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/cana-o27.html The government is depicting the country as under terrorist assault so as to silence opposition to Canada’s role in the new US-led war in the Middle East and rush through further anti-democratic laws. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52ee9f86-6a66-41af-9f95-5c17c4f138aK/cana-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Obama administration continues to obstruct release of CIA torture report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/tort-o27.html The CIA and the Obama administration are attempting to censor key facts from a Senate report on the agency’s illegal torture program. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c890ae3-fe2b-4b8e-8851-6418440125eI/tort-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Chinese Communist Party plenum pushes pro-market agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/chin-o27.html The Chinese leadership used the plenum to tighten its grip on power and to continue the drive for more extensive pro-market restructuring. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43954388-aa94-4ff7-9ffa-4cf21cdd5b6C/chin-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z US and China clash over infrastructure bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/bank-o27.html The US is campaigning against participation by Australia and other regional powers in an Asian infrastructure bank set up by China. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27f5171a-5e98-4ea8-90f6-4528da42e90E/bank-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z A quarter of South Africans regularly go hungry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/safr-o27.html Malnutrition is especially severe among women and children in South Africa, with Oxfam researchers reporting that childhood stunting has increased to 26.5 percent. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c876e2c5-b897-4bf3-99f1-6d42c617f17D/safr-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Judge orders Philadelphia officials to negotiate school cuts with teachers union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/phil-o27.html A judge barred the School Reform Commission from unilaterally revoking a contract covering 15,000 Philadelphia teachers. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/053becec-f3a8-4fed-b974-7e1ae81cf3eD/phil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Two killed, four wounded in Washington school shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/mary-o27.html The shooting in Marysville, Washington is at least the eighth school shooting in the US this semester. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b27cacf3-9dc2-4d22-b098-6562f3aa707M/mary-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Albuquerque authorities seek to dampen public outrage over police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/albq-o27.html Since 2010, Albuquerque police officers have shot more than 40 people, with most of the victims being unarmed and mentally ill. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f04e30e9-682f-4d50-9fe6-c550630bf9dO/albq-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z The California drought: A tale of two cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/cali-o27.html The California drought has left thousands of people without access to drinking water while the super-rich are trucking in water to maintain their private lakes and gardens. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1d32f3f-a964-4083-b0eb-136b0fa9381E/cali-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Australian student union’s phony “day of action” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/stud-o27.html The National Union of Students is promoting the illusion that education can be defended by pressuring Labor and the Greens to block the Abbott government’s budget cuts. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/022bd392-142a-46c9-ab69-23377de736bP/stud-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organisation seeks to revive New Zealand Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/psud-o27.html Following Labour’s worst election defeat in 92 years, a pseudo-left group is continuing to promote the pro-war party of big business as “left wing.” Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89a6aafa-4816-43dd-95cf-d2d4a7fc472G/psud-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Interview with Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of leading Soviet Left Oppositionist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/smil-o27.html Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan (May 1919-September 2014) came from a remarkable family with longstanding revolutionary traditions. Not only her parents, but also her uncles and aunts were active participants in the Bolshevik Revolution and the subsequent Civil War. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdf79507-3529-4373-9874-436789af289C/smil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 27-November 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/twih-o27.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9c96df2-854f-4a0e-9226-2d5514658a9J/twih-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Syria, Iraq and the new war in the Middle East: Causes and Consequences http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/meet-o27.html Once again, the US military machine has dropped bombs upon a defenseless country in the Middle East—this time Syria. As with “shock and awe” against Iraq in 2003 and the “humanitarian” war for regime-change in Libya in 2011, Washington has launched a war of aggression based upon lies. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b96c2c69-7374-4419-b9e0-034a7a01823N/meet-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Amnesty International: Ferguson police crackdown violated US and international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ferg-o25.html Police arrested and brutalized journalists and sought to “collectively punish” Ferguson residents and peaceful protestors. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d89e4c4-6743-41db-9460-c29936e3961C/ferg-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z The Ottawa shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/pers-o25.html The Harper government is seizing on the recent attacks by individuals influenced by extreme Islamist ideologies to implement a predetermined, reactionary agenda: expanding Canada’s role in the new Mideast war and strengthening the state’s apparatus of repression. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dbcce3b-c498-480a-930e-568763dc1c0N/pers-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Autopsy shows St. Louis teenager Vonderrit Myers was gunned down by police while fleeing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/myer-o25.html Attorneys for Myers’ family said the young man was killed by a final execution-style shot to the head. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba0272c4-8d2d-4e31-ab81-de341fb6613F/myer-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Washington Post seizes on chemical weapons claims to press for wider war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/wapo-o25.html Two items in Friday’s <em>Washington Post</em> reporting chemical weapons attacks in Iraq and Syria are part of a propaganda campaign by the media to turn the operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria into a war to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5b2feb3-f0b5-4a56-971b-0d35feeee64H/wapo-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Germany plans to expand its military operations in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/germ-o25.html The German military is planning an aggressive campaign to arm and train Kurdish forces, along with other measures to assert German imperialist interests in Iraq and Syria. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/916e538f-86c3-4d50-b272-414d9707894K/germ-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Why is there no vaccine for Ebola? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ebol-o25.html There are several reports that after the US National Institutes of Health developed an Ebola vaccine that worked in monkeys, major drug companies refused to develop it further because it was not profitable. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c5b9fc5-ded5-4d06-9346-1f2967a934cL/ebol-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Right-wing oligarchs vie for power in Ukraine elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ukra-o25.html Far from ushering in a period of democracy and freedom, the coup in February and new western-backed government have plunged Ukraine into war and dictatorship. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39bd5bac-277f-4847-ab1f-0d198328ba2C/ukra-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania’s “Mumia Law”: New attack on political prisoners and new threat to freedom of speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mumi-o25.html The “Revictimization Relief Act” is a thoroughly reactionary piece of legislation that will allow crime victims and their families to sue prison inmates for engaging in constitutionally protected speech. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01268196-869c-454d-a18e-fa46199b092J/mumi-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z No cause yet determined in Pennsylvania house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mcke-o25.html Fire officials have yet to release the cause of the tragic fire that swept through an old wood-frame house in McKeesport, killing four children and two adults. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/188c850c-56de-4576-958f-4da64345f85E/mcke-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Brazil: São Paulo drought poses public health and economic catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/braz-o25.html Across the state of São Paulo, some 15 million people face a severe water emergency. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9f4d94a-3c3a-4e85-97b5-9a13eb9afe2G/braz-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president visits war-ravaged north under massive security cordon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/sril-o25.html Rajapakse’s government is using de facto military rule and cheap labour in the north to attract investors. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/849724a8-e2f0-41b8-a635-fb6bf8ab331F/sril-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Packed IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/humb-o25.html Some 200 people, including many students from Humboldt University, packed the hall for a meeting called by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality on the topic “Why do the German elites once again want war?” Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70e20ebb-91b7-4ecb-ad30-a7db61f03c2M/humb-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z US Marine lawyer Michael Mori discusses fight to release Guantanamo prisoner David Hicks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mori-o25.html In this interview, Mori explains his experiences defending former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks and how the US violated the Geneva Conventions. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a6f5f2c-2fb9-40cb-bdd0-52ea075f358K/mori-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/labo-o25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0963b25-1657-4850-9af4-8d8a3582139K/labo-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Canadian government seizes on Ottawa shooting to promote militarist, anti-democratic agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/cana-o24.html Canada’s Conservative government is seeking to exploit the killing of two Canadian Armed Forces’ soldiers this week to dramatically shift politics further to the right. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63a20108-2178-4a64-899b-7e4fe4fa43dL/cana-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Blackwater, torture and US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/pers-o24.html The reason for the White House’s determination to cover up the crimes of the Bush administration is clear enough. In the words of Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43752f76-3589-4ec1-9f6f-dabb6623a93N/pers-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Australia expands military involvement in Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/iraq-o24.html Australian attacks in Iraq are assisting the US to pursue the real thrust of the war—a renewed drive by Washington to oust Syrian President Assad. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/057dd022-b78e-4fa7-b3bc-37905998d4eD/iraq-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Democratic Senate candidates sound right-wing themes in pre-election debates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/elec-o24.html In a series of campaign debates last week, Democratic candidates for the US Senate vied with their Republican opponents in their support for militarism and budget-cutting. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f906c115-6577-4d0d-9af1-8f54cbdc5d1K/elec-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Democrat Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/penn-o24.html Pennsylvania voters are faced with no real choice for governor in the November 4 elections. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5156acb-4051-4444-90bd-9b6936b9498C/penn-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Rise in US corporate profits fueled by fall in real wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/prof-o24.html Caterpillar, Boeing, GE and GM led US manufacturers with better-than-expected third quarter profits. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/717da2fc-e1d6-4166-b453-430bda5caf5G/prof-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Mass protests in Mexico over Iguala Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/mexi-o24.html Students are demanding that the investigation into the killing and abduction of their classmates be taken out of the hands of the government. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72c0b628-a655-4c25-a65f-94a3714db71K/mexi-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Workers Party faces its tightest election after 12 years in power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/braz-o24.html Whether the PT or the right-wing opposition party, the PSDB, wins Sunday’s vote, the Brazilian working class will face deepening attacks on its living standards. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afb468e3-4e5e-46be-a75d-c9603b74206E/braz-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Japanese ministers visit Yasukuni war shrine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/yasu-o24.html The visit is part of the Abe government’s agenda of whitewashing the Japanese army’s war crimes in the 1930s and 1940s and remilitarising Japan. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a05a244f-4851-4bd5-b2d6-7dd3e05d0d5C/yasu-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z UK Tories intensify anti-EU, anti-immigrant rhetoric http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/tory-o24-o24.html Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to make immigration reform the centrepiece of a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the European Union. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10261c02-351f-4644-bfa5-96ae61a2edfG/tory-o24-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Germany’s SPD leadership backs Left Party premier in Thuringia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/left-o24.html The pending installation of Ramelow as premier heralds a new stage in the rightward shift of the Left Party. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00e64e9-4015-41f2-b232-eeedc31f807A/left-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z College police across the US armed with military-grade weaponry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/mili-o24.html The Defense Department has provided at least 117 college police departments with military hardware. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04854bde-c2b1-4af0-837b-b74412b58c9D/mili-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Over 200 attend IYSSE meeting at Berlin's Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/humb-o24.html The October 23 meeting organised by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University in Berlin entitled “Why do the German elites once again want war?” was highly successful. The audience of students and workers listened attentively to the lecture by ICFI secretary Peter Schwarz, which was followed by a lively discussion period. A detailed report will be published tomorrow. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90c836c8-3393-4a55-8009-bb99448a2f2J/humb-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/wkrs-o24.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5656b9a0-75a4-4cd7-9b8b-d668c1e163bO/wkrs-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Ottawa terror attack triggers massive police-military mobilization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/cana-o23.html In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill attack, police mounted a massive security operation, placing offices, shops and schools under lockdown, closing off streets to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and deploying heavily-armed SWAT teams. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f44686e-70b2-4500-9c5c-d5a46405fb8E/cana-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z The carve-up of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/pers-o23.html As the bankruptcy of Detroit enters its final chapter, the plunder of city assets by Wall Street speculators grows ever more shameless. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/075b2d62-c17b-4d13-9010-f611cf41bd1A/pers-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Blackwater mercenaries convicted for role in 2007 Iraq massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/blac-o23.html The crimes of the Blackwater mercenaries were a product of the illegal invasion of Iraq by the US government, for which the entire political and military establishment is guilty. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c3e1e82-3976-40b1-9744-0cfe9d670f6O/blac-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z US judge sets deadline in lawsuit over Iraq, Afghanistan torture photos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/tort-o23.html The US government is fighting in the courts, in Congress and at the United Nations to defend military and CIA torturers. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/234491d3-efc7-4e26-b4f9-5643efb3161B/tort-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Obama administration considers sending more “advisers” to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/isis-o23.html Preparations are being made to substantially escalate the US military presence and participation in ground combat operations. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96190421-15bc-4545-ac82-2319c7f3731J/isis-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Ebola crisis: Major powers line up to send troops to Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/ebol-o23.html The imperialist powers are using the Ebola outbreak as a cover for re-establishing a military presence in their former African colonies. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/202b06eb-e929-44ae-b36c-7d9b05c5b8fB/ebol-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z US media campaign to exonerate cop who killed Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/ferg-o23.html The <em>Washington Post</em> and <em>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em> published coordinated leaks from grand jury proceedings, claiming they substantiate the story of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40611109-c801-4ad9-aecd-f384cdfb46fJ/ferg-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania 10-year-old still behind bars on murder charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/nepa-o23.html The child has been held in an isolation cell at Wayne County Correctional Facility in Honesdale, Pennsylvania since October 11. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51ad9aaa-4ef9-495d-adb2-61b9f364842M/nepa-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Lawsuits allege Alabama prison inmates left to die of treatable diseases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/alab-o23.html Jailers in Madison County, Alabama deliberately denied health care to inmates with treatable illnesses in order to cut costs, according to three recently filed lawsuits. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41d1670c-92de-4645-ac65-dd413483ee2B/alab-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Automakers covered up deadly airbag defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/toyo-o23.html Reports indicate that Honda and other automakers knew that airbags on their vehicles could explode, posing a risk of death or injury to occupants, but dragged out a recall. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312fb31f-036a-40d6-9ffc-c767d03839aE/toyo-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Joko Widodo installed as Indonesian president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/indo-o23.html Sections of the ruling elite backed Widodo, calculating that his image as “a man of the people” would help ram through unpopular pro-market measures. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95eaf6cd-0aea-47dd-a6f8-4c10cb2e631P/indo-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z German business demands further opening of Chinese market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/chin-o23.html The third round of German-Chinese government consultations took place in Berlin on October 10. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d05c6643-f90b-4998-a00f-7816d12158dI/chin-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Poverty and inequality worsening in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/pove-o23.html Nearly 14 percent of the Australian population is living in poverty, according to a report by the Australian Council of Social Service. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e0a1199-7b0c-48b6-ab98-79035d2bd8cJ/pove-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z IYSSE antiwar campaign resonates with workers and youth in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/germ-o23.html Workers and young people have responded positively to a movement that opposes the drive towards war, defends the social rights to a job and a good income, and seeks to unite workers internationally on the basis of a socialist program. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f50bded-55fd-4acc-af5e-b30d5549189C/germ-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Climate change behind recent extreme weather conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/clim-o23.html Data compiled by 91 climate scientists suggests that human-induced climate change has increased the severity and likelihood of extreme weather events in 2013. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20ae18df-a806-4a71-90b6-ec01681c832F/clim-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Census report: Half of Americans poor or near poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/pove-o22.html A related study found that “nearly two-thirds of New York City residents struggled to make ends meet.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22e40745-eb84-4cc4-9c4e-4a93049ee41H/pove-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Mexico’s disappeared students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/pers-o22.html The disappearance of the 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero is bound up with the rising inequality and savage violence that go hand in hand with Mexico’s free market “reforms.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc6ea64b-1aee-4db8-b1bc-a61a9f7b77cB/pers-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Human Rights Watch documents Ukrainian military’s use of cluster rockets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/ukra-o22.html “The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the indiscriminate nature of the weapon and may amount to war crimes,” the report states. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93ff3da2-73dd-4690-9ee2-2ab6c3a42daA/ukra-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Sweden mounts military operation to find alleged Russian submarine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/swed-o22.html The alleged underwater threat is being exploited to justify the militarization of the region. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99ab1a04-a97d-4786-8dcb-1730aa77ffaD/swed-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Sharp rise of Ebola cases in western Sierra Leone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/ebol-o22.html There are now 851 confirmed cases of Ebola and an estimated 20 deaths a day in two western Sierra Leone districts. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adeefd43-f81d-4cef-a5ac-384f426afe9P/ebol-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protests continue after televised debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/hong-o22.html The discussion between government officials and protest leaders reached no agreement on the framework for the 2017 election for chief executive. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94e3f3a2-8ab8-4a40-809c-9a7fac66c81A/hong-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Two newly-appointed Japanese cabinet members resign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/japa-o22.html The resignations of the ministers is evidence of a further right-wing shift in the Abe government. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33db504e-7d3c-45fa-bcec-d2fae0166b3L/japa-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Striking Bosch workers in India defy state government ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/bosc-o22.html Bosch auto workers have been on strike in Bangalore since September 16, fighting for higher wages and better working conditions. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69e9c2ce-d881-4803-b17f-60ac1909fddP/bosc-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z German union proposes cost-cutting plan to boost VW profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/vwcu-o22.html VW’s works council has presented a 400-page proposal aimed at tripling company profits. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2e028af-3d8a-4ec1-91d4-17c339a33e6C/vwcu-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Waukegan, Illinois teachers’ strike enters third week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/wauk-o22.html Although the suburban Chicago district has a $37 million budget surplus, school officials are demanding teachers pay higher medical costs and accept a de facto wage cut. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/accf6f3a-f261-4791-84e4-c88fc74aa53K/wauk-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Wyoming coal miner killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/mine-o22.html The death at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine was the 13th US coal mining fatality this year Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d813220f-1a69-4bb5-a8a2-4ce9d8c4e11O/mine-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Canada: Harper using “terror attack” to impose anti-democratic measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/cana-o22.html Canada’s Conservative government is seizing upon a purported terrorist attack to advance the ruling elite’s agenda of war and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dad26db4-ea91-4ae1-9b65-81cfa504a5fK/cana-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z <em>The Death of Klinghoffer</em> premieres in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/klin-o22.html Despite vitriolic attacks and demands that the performance be cancelled, John Adams’s work went on as scheduled at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5c9de5f-f239-4b4d-b744-b7ab923e604O/klin-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z David Fincher’s <em>Gone Girl</em>: The lady vanishes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/gone-o22.html <em>Gone Girl</em> wants to be a psychological study, a black comedy about the upper middle class, a social critique and a satire of media sensationalism. A few aspects are intriguing, even accomplished. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c3ba49a-1945-495e-8004-5c1bd1046eeF/gone-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Teaching war: Australian government targets primary school students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/wedu-o22.html Australian authorities are distributing patriotic war propaganda among school children as part of the official World War I centenary commemorations. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/653d6f02-ff9c-4dc3-97b0-2473c929e11L/wedu-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Defend striking German train drivers and airline pilots! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/defe-o22.html The German ruling elite regards the strikes by train drivers and pilots as an expression of growing opposition to the government’s program of austerity and war. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d13838c-9f44-425f-b733-2c5570022d0K/defe-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Hundreds of prison deaths in Florida under investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pris-o21.html Whistleblowers have revealed a wave of torture and murder by guards in Florida prisons. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f6e4809-aa55-4c65-b042-35a1cc02696E/pris-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan: May 22, 1919 – September 27, 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/smil-o21.html Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of the Left Oppositionist Ivar Smilga, dedicated her life to restoring historical truth about those who had been murdered and whose names had been besmirched by Stalinist reaction. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/646f0f61-5324-49eb-a211-c4214a7baeeH/smil-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US boosts support for Kurdish militia in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/syri-o21.html While the PYD and its armed wing are still on the US list of terrorist organisations, Secretary of State Kerry is rebadging them as Washington’s latest “valiant” freedom fighters. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f016768d-3c61-472f-b37b-81bdd4a213cC/syri-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Market gyrations and the need for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pers-o21.html The wild swings on financial markets last week indicate that the crisis which erupted in 2008 is returning in an even more explosive form. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf19898d-7d66-4b0d-b862-8adad62ed83B/pers-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Turkish government seeks new police state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/turk-o21.html According to Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, the Homeland Security Reform Bill would “give the upper hand to the police” and “more space to resort to new tools and measures.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f371f2a-944a-4da4-b6b0-abf225e5b73B/turk-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z France, Germany hold talks on EU approval of France’s 2015 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/fran-o21.html Paris and Berlin are working on a behind-the-scenes deal for intensified, long-term austerity measures against the working class. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da02dd79-ea5c-47b3-b992-d3eeaab7c3dB/fran-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Germany: Lufthansa pilots take renewed strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pilo-o21.html While the immediate issue in the pilots’ dispute is cuts in early retirement provision, the background is the major changes in the air industry that affect not only pilots but all airline workers in Europe and across the globe. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6edb31a-dadf-4c50-8dad-196f13a2c35L/pilo-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers protest East London Labour council budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/lond-o21.html Already 800 local authority jobs have been lost in Barking and Dagenham under cuts implemented by Labour. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1f192e9-4d6f-47de-a2b2-cd05b0a6308O/lond-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Detroit hearing on water shutoffs promotes UN, Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/dpwb-o21.html The event on Sunday was sponsored by the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and the Detroit Peoples Water Board. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/580721a5-d3e8-4351-8a1f-b87e343cae2M/dpwb-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z UAW imposes concessions on Pennsylvania Boeing workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/boeg-o21.html The deal follows similar concessions pacts worked out by the UAW, the International Association of Machinists and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace at Boeing facilities in Seattle and other cities. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe79d380-5346-4f41-b74c-3dd416aae85J/boeg-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Opposition Labor Party rubberstamps “Foreign Fighters Bill” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/terr-o21.html The second of the Abbott government’s three “terrorism” bills is set to pass through parliament before the end of the month. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3b40be-ccc7-4fd7-b7ba-594766d1adeD/terr-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Municipal elections a debacle for Peruvian “left” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/peru-o21.html The right-wing candidate Luis Castañeda, a former two-term mayor of Lima, was swept back into office in the Peruvian capital. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f79846c6-ad98-4a80-9030-aef05a69289M/peru-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US midterm elections dominated by corporate cash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/elec-o21.html Billionaires and big corporate interests account for the vast bulk of campaign spending for both parties in the 2014 US elections, much of it secret. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72325eb5-0a96-4109-8d39-35b5917923fE/elec-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/lssp-o21.html The final article in the series examines the aftermath of the LSSP’s betrayal and draws the necessary political conclusions for the working class in Sri Lanka and internationally. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96b30667-8a79-4fcb-a104-7caaec62b20F/lssp-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z SEP meetings oppose Australian involvement in US war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/sepe-o21.html The SEP held five public meetings to oppose the US-led military intervention in Iraq and Syria and the recent anti-terror raids in Australian cities. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50bd62ed-6b48-4d2c-ac88-d6dc7987c49I/sepe-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers and youth discuss the war in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/sepi-o21.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7f2227a-f235-49b9-9dc4-74e25a4f70bH/sepi-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Pleas to major powers from Ebola-stricken countries, health professionals fall on deaf ears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/ebol-o20.html The major imperialist powers and the drug companies are leaving tens of thousands to die. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d85aee37-babc-4991-b302-84dc7fe29a6K/ebol-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Australian imperialism: Political attack dog for US war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/pers-o20.html Australian Prime Minister Abbott’s declaration that he intended to “shirtfront” Russian President Putin at the forthcoming G20 summit is another expression of rising geo-political tensions. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1de83ac4-c44e-4f92-8562-4a2d28fbfafC/pers-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court allows Texas to implement anti-democratic voter ID law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/vote-o20.html The Texas voter ID law, which was previously struck down as unconstitutional, will block hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots in the November elections. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b80768b-c0fc-4e8c-b369-0542e44ab1cB/vote-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Leaked documents expose secret contracts between NSA and tech companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/nsad-o20.html The NSA’s internal documents indicate that corporations are actively abetting and benefiting from the US government’s illegal mass surveillance programs. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca590076-6e06-4964-b0bb-be0154b3f4cN/nsad-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Obama administration signals reluctance to bring civil rights charges against killer cop in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/ferg-o20.html The <em>New York Times</em>, citing federal officials, reported that “the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges” against the officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb61a342-f56b-4d48-9a72-c115ff2a058B/ferg-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands march in London against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/tucm-o20.html At Saturday’s rally, the trade union leaders spoke as if they have had nothing to do with the onslaught on living standards and declining wages. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ecf7c4e-70f1-43c7-b233-6bf0d1b5601H/tucm-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Six killed in Pittsburgh area house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/mcke-o20.html In the worst such tragedy in recent history, four children and two adults were killed in a fire early Saturday morning in the city of McKeesport. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b974e757-c1f0-4b14-be07-a4dcf7d065eH/mcke-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Philadelphia unions use teachers’ rally to promote Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/phil-o20.html Some 3,000 teachers, parents, students and other city workers participated in a rally to oppose the revoking of the labor agreement covering 15,000 teachers. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/169eeb13-c64a-477b-9ded-ab85e0f8da0M/phil-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Los Angeles City Council proposes minor increase in minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/losa-o20.html The proposal, presented as a way of alleviating social inequality in one the poorest cities in the US, is aimed at bolstering the Democratic Party. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/550b6470-3dbd-4629-a8e0-0ea63af52d5M/losa-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Electricity base rates to double in Massachusetts this winter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/mass-o20.html The state’s Department of Public Utilities has caved in to National Grid, the main private supplier of electricity. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eb0ed91-e6af-43f0-a561-5fe903ec294N/mass-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Students forced to endure sweltering temperatures in Southern California classrooms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/long-o20.html Children were sent to school nurses with nausea, headaches and bloody noses during a recent heat wave. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fbe6c41-998c-4f27-a648-34ac8bc8699H/long-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z <em>Citizenfour</em> documentary on Edward Snowden premieres in UK and US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/citi-o20.html Speaking of the NSA and the intelligence apparatus, Snowden asserts, in Laura Poitras’ documentary, “We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8e14100-bcd4-4e55-bf09-9dd04d32e3eG/citi-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Keen interest in anti-war campaign of IYSSE at Humboldt University in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/humb-o20.html The Socialist Equality Party and its youth movement, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, are increasingly seen as the only serious anti-war organizations in Germany. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c813d64c-4376-4162-9765-e19e3f40985O/humb-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical lessons and present dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/iwtc-o20.html In the fight against imperialist war, it is necessary to study the lessons of history and learn from the experiences of past struggles. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baebe1e5-b3f6-4ba1-8175-c2d89b9caf8M/iwtc-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 20-26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/twih-o20.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e91a44b4-b14b-4120-8bfb-cc0637272bfP/twih-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z German intellectuals in World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/germ-o20.html In 1914, German intellectuals launched an “Appeal to the Civilized World” to justify imperialist war. Today, their heirs hypocritically invoke “human rights” to build popular support for war. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3e01f7f-257c-4db4-b1ac-c1b3b9d7fb0D/germ-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z “Risky Business” study highlights the inability of capitalism to address the consequences of climate change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/risk-o20.html A recently published study documents the severe consequences of climate change in the United States through the end of the century, while demonstrating the inability of capitalism to offer any effective solutions. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f174ee42-ad8b-4de4-86a0-122ca3f2d1dI/risk-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Government indifference compounds Ebola disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebol-o18.html A UN trust fund for Ebola has only $100,000 on hand, a fraction of the nearly $1 billion the world body says is needed to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fee318eb-c489-4816-af23-38e85b73e23C/ebol-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z The American oligarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/pers-o18.html Whatever the pretense of “one person, one vote,” the fact is that the top 0.1 percent dictates policy and essentially selects the personnel tasked with carrying it out. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69c621a7-ed6a-4bc9-b64a-71f142e2c92O/pers-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Australian government refuses to send teams to fight Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebau-o18.html While the Abbott government rushed to dispatch military forces to the Middle East, it has rejected calls to help fight the worsening health crisis in Africa. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1baf5afe-a84c-4eaf-ab50-dd3654650e4J/ebau-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z FBI director demands unfettered access to all encrypted phone data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/come-o18.html FBI Director James Comey’s remarks at the Brookings Institution underscored the unwillingness of the US ruling elite to tolerate any obstacles to its mass surveillance programs. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d1c1de6-51a3-43a9-88d3-270d2a7642dE/come-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/guan-o18.html The one-month “pause” gives the Obama administration time to seek an appeals court review of the order to make the tapes public. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98b9f21f-1543-40d2-a863-201a9748a14L/guan-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z French President Hollande moves to end universality of family benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/famb-o18.html Benefits paid to all families with children in France since the end of World War II are being slashed by Hollande's Socialist Party government. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df5390b3-19c8-4bad-a144-7861eea6693F/famb-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Spanish students eject Ukrainian fascist thugs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/spai-o18.html Madrid’s Complutense University is hosting an exhibition, “The Tragedy of Odessa,” detailing the attack by Ukrainian fascists on the trade union building in the city, which killed 42 people. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a97b933-5d13-4862-8ab0-6134634331dG/spai-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z University study exposes growing hunger in South London borough of Lambeth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/food-o18.html A study on food insecurity in Lambeth, South London revealed that more than 75 percent of parents had reduced the size of their meals or skipped meals. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/172540da-edc5-4b61-8240-94e408f655dB/food-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Europe’s police target refugees in operation Mos Maiorum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/euwi-o18.html Intensified checks at major traffic spots, borders and airports are aimed at identifying refugees without valid residency permits. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05d73a86-e728-4f7a-9940-58e688cf8e7E/euwi-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Thousands protest disappearance of Mexican teaching students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/mexi-o18.html Outrage remains widespread as the Mexican government has failed to reveal what happened to the missing students. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b899210d-485e-403e-9943-200b09cb09bL/mexi-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Texas man dies after being tased by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/poli-o18.html The family of a man killed by a Sheriff’s deputy says the officer tased him twice before he died. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67efe9b2-8f8e-41ce-b086-5cbe1e50d66B/poli-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Police harass street performers in New York’s Times Square http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/time-o18.html Immigrant workers and others try to make a living in the city’s tourist mecca. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62066e6c-1c8c-4482-a176-d9c76860f16L/time-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Reports of garbage, vermin in Chicago public schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/cps-o18.html In spite of the reports, officials, backed by the SEIU, intend to proceed with the layoff of nearly 300 janitors. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e4148a4-500c-4853-a08a-b882a71955fF/cps-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/humb-o18.html The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89e4f84-3360-4a43-9cb9-2f1b428dbf0C/humb-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z From pseudo-left to New Right: The trajectory of France’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/mele-o18.html Terrified by the global capitalist crisis, Mélenchon is denouncing socialism and building ties with the periphery of the neo-fascist National Front. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76087461-728f-4e9e-8dc3-5b5bcdc5e51A/mele-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/labo-o18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/256f3498-1c12-4c67-90f6-777d0034b4dM/labo-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Richest one percent controls nearly half of global wealth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ineq-o17.html Hypothetically, if the growth of inequality were to proceed at last year’s rate, the richest one percent would control all the wealth on the planet within 23 years. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/427c8aea-7342-4c3b-9ead-71b007f6d27J/ineq-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z The US midterm elections and the bankruptcy of the capitalist system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/pers-o17.html The US midterm elections are taking place six years after the election of Obama, hailed as a “transformative” candidate who would alter the course of American politics. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/908f8816-53e7-429d-b1f2-c109c03c42aN/pers-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z US boosts air war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/uswa-o17.html As the US seeks to consolidate its presence in Iraq and further plans for regime change in Syria, the logic of the military situation points to a further escalation of the war. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fa1739b-4f37-4604-a6eb-59b8bd5ad61I/uswa-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z CIA warned arming Syrian “rebels” unlikely to succeed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/arms-o17.html The intelligence agency concluded on the basis of decades of experience that its arming of US-backed insurgents seldom proved successful. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba1523fe-9ea1-4de3-9172-5697d326651M/arms-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Lack of training, safety at Texas hospital where nurses contracted Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ebol-o17.html Texas Health Presbyterian’s handling of Ebola cases has come under fire from registered nurses at the hospital. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53bc145e-a519-4cfe-9741-00063085128K/ebol-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Deal with bond insurer paves way for approval of Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/detr-o17.html A settlement with FGIC announced Thursday will give the bond insurer control of choice riverfront property and other city owned assets. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9122641-572b-4283-82db-cdfeb0c3305B/detr-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Students, workers denounce attack on Philadelphia teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/phil-o17.html High school students who walked out last week to support their teachers discussed the fight against budget-cutting and the attack on public education. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2043afb-26b4-422c-aec4-29b0d06118bB/phil-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z An Australian Labor leader feigns concern over terror laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/albo-o17.html Albanese’s interview prompted extensive media coverage, promoting the illusion that he was mounting a challenge to the Labor Party’s backing for the legislation. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14d972ca-fb89-40aa-8f5a-88ef7cf636eD/albo-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Russia, Ukraine to negotiate amid deepening crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ukra-o17.html The propositions made to Moscow in the negotiations are accompanied by massive threats and preparations for new aggression against Russia. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8923b0fe-9ef6-46f2-b384-20bc876419fP/ukra-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Rising inequality in Denmark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/denm-o17.html Denmark’s 50 richest individuals have more than doubled their wealth. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d2135fc-8bf3-4416-8ab1-3e1b2e3fbd1L/denm-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Death claims mount from GM ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/genm-o17.html So far, there have been 178 death claims filed, far in excess of the 13 fatalities acknowledged by GM in vehicles it has recalled for faulty ignitions. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/949e5a74-55c1-4c97-92f2-880adc57468M/genm-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Pro-charter think tank in New Orleans forced to retract flawed study http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/char-o17.html The Cowen Institute at Tulane University released a dishonest study whose apparent “findings” were determined in advance by its methodology. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/403bdf91-34cf-4220-af6c-3774b2a7184O/char-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Germany’s Left Party emerges as a party of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/germ-o17.html The Left Party is using the defence of the Kurdish minority as a pretext to support a policy of imperialist war. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a308b6b6-a87c-451e-bf37-38e0328e8c4J/germ-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Australia’s pseudo-left organisation complicit in US war for regime change in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/salt-o17.html Socialist Alternative has yet to write a single article even acknowledging that US bombs have begun to rain down on Syria. As the old maxim states, silence is consent. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0766b799-cd25-4503-9cd5-f4e1c1f5218C/salt-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z The Gary Webb story in <em>Kill the Messenger</em>: Shedding light on CIA criminality and conspiracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/kill-o17.html Michael Cuesta’s film tells the story of the journalist whose 1996 investigative series, “Dark Alliance,” uncovered ties between the Central Intelligence Agency and massive drug peddling by the right-wing Nicaraguan Contras. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c1e3c3-bde6-4147-a5c4-b11102ad7e7O/kill-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z New Zealand WSWS meeting discusses election outcome http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/meet-o17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>’s public meeting in Lower Hutt discussed the socialist alternative to the drive towards war and the austerity policies which every party supported in last month’s election. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0404968b-27f9-433b-ac97-1844e115c24M/meet-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/wkrs-o17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4cf2002-818b-41a9-b857-0acc72e5e6fA/wkrs-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z <link>http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/cha2-o17.html</link> <description /> <pubDate>Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8e9395-d6d7-4ee2-927d-3768868dcc3P/cha2-o17.html</guid> <dc:date>2014-10-17T05:00:00Z</dc:date> </item> <item> <title>Turmoil rips through global financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/econ-o16.html A day of turmoil on global financial markets has brought warnings that the conditions experienced in the financial crisis of 2008 could be returning. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d8e83bb-c893-4135-945b-297d501dbb0G/econ-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Ebola in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/pers-o16.html The incompetent and irresponsible response to the Ebola crisis in the US stands as an indictment of the American political establishment. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91ea73c8-75a0-4fc4-92e4-01c452cebe6O/pers-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z US-backed militias commit war crimes in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/iraq-o16.html Shia militias, among the only ground forces to make advances against ISIS, have carried out a deadly campaign of sectarian violence against Sunnis. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b8661c3-f534-4431-884d-4c3f5ecbe36M/iraq-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z White House publicity stunt offers no relief to long-term jobless workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/unem-o16.html With the mid-term elections approaching, the meeting was designed to counter the public perception that the administration is indifferent to the plight of the long-term unemployed. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e921bc2-85ba-482c-b798-f0713848175F/unem-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the Ebola virus case in Spain? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/ebol-o16.html Last Friday, nurses protested against the risks they face in treating Ebola patients. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7e7a15f-ff45-41b7-8c6e-4b0a8360d50G/ebol-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z German train drivers and pilots take strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/trai-o16.html The GDL and pilots’ union Cockpit are being deliberately provoked by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ca26a0b-62b8-45eb-a155-699b0cddd6bJ/trai-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Excavation of gas chamber at Nazi Sobibor concentration camp completed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/sobi-o16.html The Sobibor, Belzec and Treblinca concentration camps were designed to carry out the systematic extermination of Jews and Roma living in those parts of Ukraine and Poland occupied by the Wehrmacht. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e416dc6-5d06-4034-9238-21da03e5dd2E/sobi-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Drone flying “Greater Albania” flag provokes soccer riot in Serbia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/ufea-o16.html The violence at the UEFA qualifying match happened on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade to mark the 70th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d33ac061-e16f-4814-8570-ce95da11dfdD/ufea-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z San Ysidro, California teachers sold out after three-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/sysd-o16.html The union rammed through the deal at a hastily called meeting at which teachers were not allowed to ask questions. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7019fe58-5c0e-4912-954b-cc2016a9dbdN/sysd-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania boy, 10, charged as adult in murder case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/penn-o16.html A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been charged as an adult and jailed for the death of a 90-year-old woman. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f1382e0-7bf8-4558-9a33-f77d0d6b673M/penn-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Protests across Mexico over disappearance of students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/mexi-o16.html At least 29 universities joined the protest walkout, and in Guerrero, 87 percent of schools were on strike. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc456836-65e2-408b-86de-15213bc7729C/mexi-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z David Greenglass, star witness against the Rosenbergs, dies at 92 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/rose-o16.html The Rosenberg case must serve as a warning in the current climate of preparation for war. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8db7a3e-d50e-471a-9f43-fa1e34d07aaB/rose-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z <em>The Gold Mine</em> by Kelsey Waldon: Life, more or less http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/kels-o16.html Kelsey Waldon sets out to tell small-town stories in her debut album. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21f295e1-e1d4-4b85-bfa1-1e91029f408M/kels-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z US Marine accused of murdering Filipino during war games http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/phil-o16.html President Aquino’s government rushed to assure Washington that the killing would not jeopardize the recent signed basing deal. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d175022-40df-434d-9847-441eec0224aO/phil-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z India: Tamil Nadu chief minister jailed over graft case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/indi-o16.html Jayaram Jayalalithaa was stripped of her post and her seat in the state assembly, and faces four years in jail. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f9c4433-8a09-405c-b0e3-0b451df6cf0O/indi-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Reports expose Australian government’s data retention plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/data-o16.html Fresh revelations show how the laws will expand the mass surveillance conducted by Australia’s spy agencies in partnership with the US. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4da15078-27e9-4426-8eb9-cd8a68e048fJ/data-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Obama meets anti-ISIS “coalition” amid rising US-Turkish tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/aafb-o15.html The meeting at Andrews Air Force Base could not mask the deepening divisions over the strategy guiding the US-led war in Iraq and Syria. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b98a4467-b211-481e-ad51-5ea615ad82dO/aafb-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z The invisible election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/pers-o15.html The interests of American working people, the vast majority of the population, find no expression in the election campaigns of the two parties. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a555dad-c22a-41fe-99fd-d0009d23e60E/pers-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z World Health Organization says Ebola cases could reach 10,000 per week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/ebol-o15.html The figures came as the head of the National Institutes of Health said that the US would likely have already developed a vaccine for Ebola if budget cuts had not slashed research funding. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c219a7fd-d978-48f3-a290-3ebfcffeb27H/ebol-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister threatens to “shirtfront” Vladimir Putin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/abbo-o15.html For a G20 leader to threaten another with physical violence—even figuratively—indicates how far diplomatic norms have broken down. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ae082d7-fa84-4501-a0c4-7cb44e9298bE/abbo-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Police clash with Hong Kong protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/hong-o15.html Having taken no action against the protests last week, the Hong Kong government is now seeking to dismantle the protest sites, step by step. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/880dfae9-c1d0-4d22-87df-03cb69638ceO/hong-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Catalan government cancels independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/cata-o15.html The task of the pseudo-left groups is to advise the Catalan bourgeoisie on how to market separatism to the working class. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19ba6d3d-e6b7-4da3-a5e5-aacfaa3b8e2B/cata-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z UK health workers strike: “We should all be out together” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/ints-o15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> interviewed National Health Service workers participating in a four-hour action over pay on Monday. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac2fa33a-6705-46b9-b963-e891586a93aO/ints-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Street battles erupt in Guerrero over disappeared Mexican students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/mexi-o15.html Students, education workers and families mobilized in Guerrero demanding the resignation of the governor and the return of the disappeared students. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/032dbe49-de16-4d79-b4e9-98dbd4cf86cA/mexi-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Sharp rise in US contract workers killed on the job http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/cont-o15.html The number of contract workers killed on the job has increased by 35 percent since 2011. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/909ae8d6-b1f1-461f-a63f-f00a2533ca5B/cont-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s defense demands prosecutors turn over evidence on 2011 murders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/tsar-o15.html Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense asserts information proving their client’s knowledge of a 2011 triple homicide would support their claims that the elder brother was the driving force in the Boston Marathon bombings. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdb40ee4-f563-4255-88e1-84d0709c7d1F/tsar-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Reports point to worsening conditions for Pennsylvania workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/penn-o15.html Newly released figures show declining or stagnating wages and widening social inequality Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12bed498-687e-459b-91b7-2328abbedccK/penn-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Job cuts deepen in Australian TAFE colleges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/tafe-o15.html The Abbott government is intensifying funding cuts and pro-market restructuring begun under the previous Labor government. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/676193b4-8534-4d05-8414-e7e1617f818P/tafe-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/humb-o15.html This exchange of letters documents the attempt by the Humboldt University administration in Berlin to censor the International Youth and Students for Social Equality’s meeting on the topic “Why Do the German Elites Again Want War?”. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd281494-65e6-4474-816f-6561f783fd9J/humb-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/tff6-o15.html Danis Tanović’s new film focuses on a scandal that stretches back at least four decades—the marketing of infant formula to women in poor countries, which has caused untold suffering and death. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e83af04-4a38-4bf1-8e10-c0432c9cca6B/tff6-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Why does the German ruling elite want war? A well-attended meeting in Frankfurt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/fran-o15.html The meeting was called by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality as part of a campaign against the revival of German militarism. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b16b469-05b8-418e-9438-e1cae860bc2B/fran-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Storm clouds gather over world economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/econ-o14.html The IMF and World Bank meetings produced no policies to bring about an economic recovery. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25afdb26-7c0d-4313-be67-d943710628bC/econ-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z US Army drafts blueprint for World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/pers-o14.html The Pentagon is preparing for unlimited global warfare and military dictatorship within the United States. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea333d8b-9749-455d-9989-fcaf08d3c5fM/pers-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z WHO, CDC heads warn of Ebola epidemic’s dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/whow-o14.html The head of WHO described the vast social and economic inequalities highlighted by the Ebola crisis, saying, “The rich get the best care. The poor are left to die.” Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d226e96-1506-4fea-9d55-366dd274f95I/whow-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Health care workers protest conditions faced in treating Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/ebol-o14.html Healthcare workers in several countries have protested the lack of training and equipment necessary for safely treating those infected with Ebola and halting the spread of the virus. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4530f120-04e9-4d4b-b7d2-ce85470cb11M/ebol-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z European Union threatens to veto France’s 2015 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/fran-o14.html The French ruling class is considering even more ferocious austerity measures in response to the demands of the banks and the European Commission. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37255493-5555-41f2-a82f-be7d047e45fD/fran-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Greens back deployment of German ground troops to Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/germ-o14.html With their call for the deployment of ground troops, the German Greens are going further than the government of Prime Minister Angela Merkel. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b91f1b3-94d4-4014-8552-d24cb52b56fF/germ-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Michigan Democrat backs Detroit bankruptcy, auto wage-cutting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/mich-o14.html From the bankruptcy of Detroit to the promotion of low wages, deregulation and further tax cuts for corporations, Mark Schauer demonstrated his agreement with Republican Governor Rick Snyder. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bab32e4-55e0-438c-af8b-f84ce2e8d67A/mich-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the Philadelphia school budget crisis? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/phil-o14.html It is not teachers’ pay and benefits that have starved the city’s schools of money, but rather multibillion-dollar tax breaks for corporations and speculators. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5a8e43e-eb5a-4d9f-81a3-6db870e6ddfC/phil-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Laid off New York City school bus workers ignored by Mayor de Blasio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/bus-o14.html Hundreds of New York City school bus workers rallied at City Hall to demand the reinstatement of their jobs. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48fecccc-9618-42e0-acdf-8bd545425c5P/bus-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z North Korean leader’s public absence remains unexplained http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/kore-o14.html A report by the official North Korean news agency apparently signals an end to Kim Jong-un’s lengthy disappearance from public life. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02c8fd71-767e-481d-acad-954ab42435bK/kore-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z South Africa: ANC and unions exploit popular anger over electronic toll collections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/safr-o14.html In its efforts to limit its losses in the municipal elections due in 2016, the Gauteng ANC is relying on the services of COSATU. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a57c5daa-aac4-4b39-accb-7a7470658f5M/safr-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Swiss referendum rejects single public health insurance fund http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/swis-o14.html The Swiss Social Democrats’ proposed public health insurance scheme would not have improved the present anti-social system. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8ff38db-4b89-4fb7-9772-2a5d0e24287J/swis-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Latest Australian “terrorist” witch-hunt targets Islamist meeting in Sydney http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/terr-o14.html In order to keep anti-Muslim agitation on the boil, Prime Minister Abbott teamed up with right-wing radio host Alan Jones to denounce a regular weekly lecture by an Islamist group. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94356cc8-a36c-48fd-8fc0-3d1e989b125M/terr-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Western Australian government announces further public sector job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/wajc-o14.html With the reversal of the mining boom, both the state government and the Labor opposition agree that the working class must pay the price. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3e0513-e154-43f8-8c24-4d895b20f00D/wajc-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z