Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ Israel resumes its onslaught on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/gzld-j28.html Netanyahu’s government has refused to even entertain Hamas’s terms for an end to the carnage. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/743f7696-89f6-4b5f-8113-4f32b34e2e2K/gzld-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z The financial bubble economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/pers-j28.html The open secret of the US economy is that the extraordinary rise in the stock markets is entirely disconnected from the real economy. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00383586-4345-43c8-92a9-dc34d5f9b11C/pers-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Egypt leads Arab regimes in facilitating Israel’s assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/arab-j28.html Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza was closely coordinated with Egypt, which evacuated its border guards in Rafah to avoid bombardment. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6392ef0a-2684-489e-b8a9-bfda4fef62eD/arab-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Rallies held in the US and around the world against Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/prot-j28.html Reporters from the WSWS spoke to people attending rallies across the US, in Canada, and Europe. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3149de0e-c0be-4d99-9b30-e6db8e97bb2K/prot-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Hundreds march in Dearborn, Michigan against Israeli crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/dear-j28.html Large crowds of workers and youth demonstrated against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza outside the Dearborn City Hall on Saturday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/744c78a3-05b5-4314-96c1-d7b6971a160K/dear-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Protests spread across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/euga-j28.html On Friday and Saturday, thousands of people marched across Europe to protest the Israeli military onslaught in Gaza strip that has killed over 1,000 Palesntinians. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39bd75e4-4603-4bf5-9a3c-3c55ea29a0fG/euga-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Toronto demonstration denounces Gaza assault, Canadian complicity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/cana-j28.html More than four thousand people took to the streets of downtown Toronto last Saturday to denounce the Israeli government’s murderous assault on Gaza. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca294817-518e-4f4b-a249-e162f1fe8ccI/cana-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z US evacuates Libyan embassy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/liby-j28.html The abandonment of its embassy in Tripoli is the latest debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8253a219-d45d-46d4-855a-bd429fa273bH/liby-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Washington threatens to intervene in east Ukraine fighting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/uesc-j28.html The Obama administration is preparing “real time” targeting information on the location of Russian-backed separatist fighters to the Ukrainian armed forces. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bdcdbe9-48b7-4b6c-8042-9fb7f021217K/uesc-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama administration grants architects of torture sneak peak at Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA programs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/tort-j28.html President Obama is allowing a dozen current and former CIA officials access to the still-classified Senate Intelligence Committee report in advance of its expected August publication. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0891a73-f492-4098-9f48-558fb923b2dF/tort-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z CEO says Boeing plans to keep its workers “cowering” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/boei-j28.html In a discussion with Wall Street analysts on Boeing’s second quarter showing, CEO McNerney bragged that “employees will still be cowering” if he stays on a few more years as chief executive. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70004bc1-719d-4a93-b05e-5e2a61051a3O/boei-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z More New York police violence captured on video http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/garn-j28.html The enormous and growing social inequality that is the defining feature of American capitalism inevitably requires police repression. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3658585-d4c7-47bf-ab53-f8665f7e575M/garn-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z German neo-Nazi trial: Why is Zschäpe silent? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/germ-j28.html A judge in Munich has rejected the request of the main defendant in the NSU trial to dismiss her public defenders. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0f86d66-ea2c-4f69-af3c-e719efac323A/germ-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Britain’s “Healthier Together” sets agenda for health cuts in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/heal-j28.html The Conservative Liberal Democrat government has taken major steps towards dismantling Britain’s National Health Service. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc2dca32-7e9a-497f-9985-21d447866adB/heal-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Serbian Parliament passes labour reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/serb-j28.html Official unemployment has risen to nearly 25 percent and is above 50 percent for youth while the average monthly wage remains extremely low at about €380 (US$515). Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a37edf8-c852-43e8-862d-8e8a625923cF/serb-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z NZ Labour Party plans to reverse burden of proof in rape cases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/nzrp-j28.html Labour is exploiting gender-based identity politics and a hysterical campaign about “rape culture” to propose the abolition of a fundamental legal principle. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f0d9538-7cd9-4863-b84f-dc5b4822853G/nzrp-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Thousands protest against Israel's assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/nzga-j28.html Thousands of people protested in the New Zealand cities of Auckland and Wellington on Saturday, for the second week in a row, to express their outrage over Israel's murderous assault on Gaza. The protests attracted a broad cross-section of people, including many young workers and students, and people from Palestinian and Middle Eastern backgrounds. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3361cfc0-06a4-4e13-94bc-9026dae1df5D/nzga-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 28-August 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/twih-j28.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d023d6dd-1b1c-41d6-9598-586b348725bD/twih-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z <em>Lost for Life</em>: Children locked away in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/lost-j28.html The film’s web site reports the staggering, and scandalous, fact that more than “2,000 people in the US are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles.” Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40497a7e-32d2-491a-adbe-4a6987324ddP/lost-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Court-appointed “monitor” to enforce Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/moni-j28.html Like the emergency manager, the unelected Plan Monitor will be solely accountable to powerful financial interests. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58953dcb-82c9-419c-8594-177c5f56b30O/moni-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Workers and youth speak about Workers Inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/inqu-j28.html ”Through the meeting’s reports, I understood the root cause of industrial pollution is capitalism.” Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8238fa7c-a309-4fba-b184-c3ffa2fe7b9O/inqu-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Israel rejects Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/gaza-j26.html The unanimous vote of the Israeli security cabinet signaled that Tel Aviv intends to expand the massacre of Palestinians. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d6a5880-f092-4f5f-bdb7-81dd71f52f8B/gaza-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Arizona’s two-hour execution and the brutalization of America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/pers-j26.html The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c855564-ea62-4ed6-aac1-d2e9c70730eI/pers-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z India covers up Israeli war crimes in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/indi-j26.html In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5845d203-fce6-4af6-a17d-971d7e7ababM/indi-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Canada’s New Democratic Party supports Israeli war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/cana-j26.html Canada’s social democratic New Democratic Party has come under criticism for its failure to denounce the assault on Gaza being carried out by the Israeli government. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4542c113-61da-4edb-8c10-7e39fe32e3aD/cana-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Russian media allege flight MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile unit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/ukra-j26.html Citing Ukrainian security sources, Russian news agencies report that a Ukrainian anti-aircraft unit accidentally shot down the Malaysian airliner. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3831e9b6-c42a-4242-ad1a-308d033cc50P/ukra-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Provocative Australian-Dutch push for security forces at MH17 crash site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/mh17-j26.html There is nothing benign about what Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott described yesterday as “a humanitarian mission”. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/290ad7ac-bf0e-43f7-aabd-0079302bcb5N/mh17-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Obama summit with Central American leaders plans “massive” deportation of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/imm1-j26.html Obama and three Central American presidents discussed stepped-up funding of local military forces to halt the flow of immigrants. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4807a783-e0d1-4af9-b632-b6416c9626eI/imm1-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Interview with US immigrants’ rights activist: “This administration has been terrible for us on many fronts” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/inte-j26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke with the leader of an immigrants’ rights group in Southern California. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/709d81bb-c10f-4b22-890c-3a61cc694ceH/inte-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Federal guidelines lay out loose criteria for terrorism watch list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/list-j26.html US officials have adopted procedures that allow virtually anyone to be designated a “suspected” or “known” terrorist by intelligence agencies, subjecting them to increased monitoring. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d8687cd-5a3b-4911-b3b9-7e7635f29c4E/list-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Steelworkers union covers for death of contract worker at New York aluminum plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/scny-j26.html Steven Cooper, a contract worker in the Novelis Aluminum plant in Upstate New York, was killed June 30 while working at the plant’s remelt and recycling area. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1d84066-50f7-472e-af20-69abc253c73J/scny-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z UK tribunal hears evidence of mass surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/gchq-j26.html A hearing on the operations of Britain’s GCHQ revealed that state interception of electronic communications can relate to political opposition to US foreign policy. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae6e99b6-c735-477c-9e26-c930d07fb2eB/gchq-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Long Island Railroad unions accept concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/lirr-j26.html The LIRR settlement is only the latest in a series of concessions contracts negotiated between public employee unions and New York’s Democratic-led state and city administrations. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/396162ff-0e86-4634-87ca-10140b7fe1dB/lirr-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Turkey moves toward talks with Kurdish nationalists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/turk-j26.html The AKP government is establishing the legal basis for discussions with Kurdish militants in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fb13a49-c2dc-4c71-a2bb-e47ee432cfaM/turk-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Executive pay at German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp swells amid mass layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/krup-j26.html The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13fe2057-c4b6-4cf0-9baf-4d4b51a7124L/krup-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Ex-Australian union boss Paul Howes handed top corporate post http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/howe-j26.html Howes is treading a well-worn path, taken by a host of union bureaucrats, into the financial elite and the political establishment. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afe2056c-ddc0-49a8-9f13-1781ff7baffI/howe-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z <em>The Kill Team</em>: The murderous reality of the US war in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/kill-j26.html The “Kill Team,” the nickname applied by the media to members of a US army unit that committed war crimes in Afghanistan, is also the title of the film by documentarian Dan Krauss. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fac71782-0662-409c-a2b2-3156e1faf65L/kill-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z New York’s Metropolitan Opera threatens August 1 lockout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/lock-j26.html The board of trustees is demanding that musicians and other staff pay for the financial difficulties of the opera company. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8acfc9d7-2ff2-4dc0-8382-b2376dfde91L/lock-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/labo-j26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/648f327b-8ea8-4053-8bcd-2cd5441fecdH/labo-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Two billion poor, one billion hungry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/poor-j25.html The UN Development Report provides a wealth of statistics documenting the failure of capitalism. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91acde1b-f49b-4eba-b4c7-8eac26622b5N/poor-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/pers-j25.html What is required is a political perspective that can unite the working class of all religious and ethnic backgrounds in a common struggle for socialist internationalism. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7bbeb22-9b76-4d15-918a-ff260b4f00aH/pers-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Ukraine prime minister resigns as NATO, Australia prepare intervention in east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/ukra-j25.html The far-right Kiev government collapsed yesterday as Kiev's bloody civil war in east Ukraine continued to escalate. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9ba33bd-8e7b-4ef5-94bb-762e4fcfc41F/ukra-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z New Zealand parliament backs anti-Russian campaign over MH17 disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/nzuk-j25.html All the parties voted unanimously in parliament to pressure Moscow to allow Western intervention in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6543f4b3-b216-4231-a0ac-f21fe81111dL/nzuk-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Former State Department employee reveals spying on Americans by executive order http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/nsas-j25.html An editorial by the former official in the <em>Washington Post</em> underscores both the immense scope of illegal spying and the sham character of official “reform.” Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bdc397b-1161-4e1a-b62b-9df521f9c64E/nsas-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Washington, DC workers speak out against social inequality and rising costs of living http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/wash-j25.html A new report documents the steep rise in social inequality that has developed in Washington, DC since the economic crisis of 2008 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d11c7650-f133-452f-a752-124f3524539N/wash-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Air Algérie plane crashes in northern Mali http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/aafc-j25.html An Air Algérie passenger plane carrying 116 people crashed in northern Mali early Thursday morning while en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebf5e2d5-cc7f-4ce5-b4c6-422f0de3f8dD/aafc-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Northampton sale of Egyptian statue: Major assault on art and cultural provision in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/nort-j25.html Northampton, like other Conservative councils, is enthusiastic about selling off the contents of its public museums and art galleries. Labour accepts the argument that artefacts can and should be sold to make up funding shortfalls. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/937dc7be-0259-4bbf-9e44-53c7f5b3c13N/nort-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z British unions open door to charges for doctor visits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/doct-j25.html Advocates of charging for doctors’ services argue that a system of free health care for all is no longer sustainable due to the economic crisis. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fda22579-d74b-4825-9ad7-f5cdf49d33cA/doct-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Treasurer’s biography fuels rifts in Australian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/hock-j25.html Hockey essentially blames Prime Minister Abbott for the political crisis over the budget. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07091a6b-3d64-4cc1-8221-b8c34404a93G/hock-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Australia Post report points to massive cuts to jobs and services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/post-j25.html A consultants’ report reveals advanced plans to wind back postal deliveries, outsource more jobs and cut wages. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e97ab2e-89ec-45eb-bf72-d7b670934a0G/post-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z On the centenary of WWI: Socialism and the fight against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/aug4-j25.html One hundred years on, amid the most severe global economic breakdown since the 1930s, a new world war is in the making. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1c9e7ab-a1b2-4b4d-bb41-68b7790515bO/aug4-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z SEP rallies workers and youth against Detroit water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/detr-j25.html The Socialist Equality Party and the Detroit Workers Committee held a rally at the water department’s central facility even as city officials continued shutoffs despite the so-called 15-day “pause.” Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86f33a60-1382-41ea-ae69-6b9d089fb40O/detr-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z <em>The Passenger</em> depicts the Holocaust and its aftermath in opera form http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/oper-j25.html This “lost opera,” written in the late 1960s, deserves a permanent place in the repertoire. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8903f116-6ca4-4b0e-8e67-73e264fcf2dE/oper-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/wkrs-j25.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beb42b1a-2b6e-478a-9aa0-e27cfc7083eB/wkrs-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z US talks ceasefire as Israel intensifies Gaza slaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/gaza-j24.html Secretary of State Kerry shuttled between Egypt and Israel promoting a ceasefire proposal that amounts to an unconditional surrender by Gaza’s Palestinian population. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f48e436b-4bab-450b-a469-486a5698d59K/gaza-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z What are the politics of the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/pers-j24.html The response of the American media and state to the crash of flight MH17 follows a modus operandi US imperialism has repeatedly used to railroad the population into war. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2637977-bc50-48e7-b9e9-4b940fcc13fA/pers-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z New anti-Gaza war marches held in Paris and across France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/frga-j24.html While supporting Israeli mass murder in Gaza, the Socialist Party, with the help of pseudo-left parties, seeks to control anti-war protests. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27743fdb-1db3-40c8-b1d0-3b5f0d38417J/frga-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z German media steps up pro-war agitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/germ-j24.html A host of media demagogues are pushing for a confrontation with Russia without considering the consequences. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0b0f9d3-6030-402c-8cfe-b9b7b0ede16C/germ-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/ukra-j24.html More than 400 people have been killed and over 1,000 wounded since the right-wing regime in Kiev launched its attack on separatist rebel forces. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44a499ad-3d69-4dda-8c07-31be69adc31C/ukra-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z MH17 crash provokes fresh crisis for Malaysian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/mala-j24.html The government is desperate to absolve its financially troubled airline of blame and deflect public distrust and anger. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1435b13d-8ac5-41b0-8884-a620affaff5J/mala-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z From El Salvador to the United States: An immigrant teenager’s story http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/immi-j24.html The WSWS spoke with an individual who as a teenager escaped poverty and violence in El Salvador. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f808de-000c-4ff6-a4e7-b1bda3fb422N/immi-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Arkansas denies life-extending drug to Medicaid recipients http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/cyst-j24.html Chloe Jones, a fourteen-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, has been denied the use of a life-extending drug by the state of Arkansas. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d23d261-1542-4fed-b047-bbb601afeacJ/cyst-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z US pressures Balkan countries to cut ties with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/balk-j24.html The push for a renewed offensive in the Balkans to counter Russian influence will be stepped up at a top-level conference next month on the integration of the Balkans into the EU. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dac1b40-05fe-4139-8062-125e82ffa3eM/balk-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Spanish and Portuguese imperialism join the new scramble for Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/spai-j24.html Spanish and Portuguese officials are calling for stepped-up imperialist intervention in the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea region. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79a65274-ae18-44ab-a0d6-22864808695D/spai-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Arizona man dies in horrific two-hour execution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/exec-j24.html Joseph Wood was executed by lethal injection Wednesday in a botched process that took nearly two hours during which Wood was constantly gasping. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbb7db8-5942-4acf-b1de-6d86f4fe946D/exec-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z European Union backs Israel’s Gaza offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/euis-j24.html Ever since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, the EU has taken part in wars for regime-change in the name of “human rights.” Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54831ddf-21eb-4dbf-b447-f982afa2742D/euis-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z New York City police sought to cover up use of chokehold in death of Eric Garner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/nypd-j24.html The police officers who filed a report on the choking death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner omitted crucial information. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7165990-b23c-4b45-8608-23f27ca2f07A/nypd-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z San Diego City Council passes token minimum wage increase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/sand-j24.html The increase in the minimum wage is an attempt to provide political cover for the Democratic Party. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3bcc41e-ef70-4123-82a8-ed5078c8feaC/sand-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Water cannons arrive on mainland Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/cann-j24.html The arrival of three water cannons in the UK represents a new stage in the militarisation of British police. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81df56b6-1ec2-4f50-8d16-6346f5645efE/cann-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z American film and television actor James Garner (1928-2014) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/garn-j24.html Over the course of nearly five decades, and for the benefit of several generations, Garner represented something generous, affable and skeptical of authority in film and television. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/408cef96-362f-4e13-b5c2-5f1f98fd7e1J/garn-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Bangladesh jute workers oppose government’s privatisation drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/bang-j24.html The jute mill protests point to rising class battles amid the deepening impact of the post-2008 global recession. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3026dd6f-856d-42a5-ad75-034cd705961G/bang-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Billionaire land speculator witch-hunts teens for graffiti near his property http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/detr-j24.html Dan Gilbert wants to exclude those who don't fit in with the upscale design of his “New Detroit.” Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cd902ad-259b-4bbd-8684-8b89952cfddG/detr-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Independent Workers Inquiry presents findings on Weliweriya water pollution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/iwic-j24.html The investigation revealed that the Dipped Products Company, the government, the military and the police worked together to suppress mass opposition to industrial pollution. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcf66896-69f2-443d-8b92-792ec2936a8O/iwic-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Contradictions of capitalism underlie monetary policy dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/bank-j24.html A war of words over monetary policy has erupted between the Bank for International Settlements and major central banks. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2a06c8b-f6f7-4d44-aa43-412584955cdN/bank-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Nearly one quarter of US children in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/chil-j23.html A report published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation notes that 16.3 million children live in poverty in the US. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/337b3898-124c-486b-8693-06c7af2039bI/chil-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/pers-j23.html The same government that is wringing its hands over the airliner deaths in Ukraine and making the most provocative charges of moral responsibility, is totally complicit in the deaths in Gaza. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c231ad-557a-4621-9c19-e0fa2c1eb12F/pers-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Kerry’s diplomacy aids Israeli bloodbath in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/gaza-j23.html The US-led diplomatic offensive gives Israel a green light to continue its mass killing. It serves as a political accompaniment to Tel Aviv’s military violence. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/377e0531-a62b-447c-80ab-d946200c407F/gaza-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z How the German Left Party backs Israel’s war against Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/germ-j23.html Germany’s Left Party has taken on the task of defending the Israeli army’s brutal attack on Gaza. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4374a454-12ec-4000-ad51-d9fe18e1620G/germ-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Residents of Toledo, Ohio demonstrate against Gaza slaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/tole-j23.html Several of the demonstrators expressed their outrage to WSWS reporters over the Israeli assault on the defenseless population of Gaza. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c59c7de5-1243-41c8-8685-2900dd9b02eH/tole-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z EU foreign ministers announce “forceful” measures against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/sanc-j23.html Having destabilised Ukraine and ratcheted up tensions with Russia, the NATO powers are implementing measures they know could devastate the European and world economy. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74472c89-99f2-46f9-b07a-8e171484837L/sanc-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister lauded over anti-Russian stance and MH17 resolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/abbo-j23.html All the establishment parties have come together in a display of “national unity,” based on condemnations of Russia, manufactured sorrow and boasts of Australia strutting the “world stage.” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3e2870d-04ab-4183-9275-f80f223d4b0J/abbo-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z US-backed Iraqi regime fails to retake Tikrit from Al Qaeda-linked ISIS forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/iraq-j23.html ISIS is consolidating its hold on an oil-rich region of Iraq and Syria the size of Belgium. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c785cd84-2dc4-4834-90e0-0e143c41ddfF/iraq-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z US courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/obam-j23.html Striking down subsidies on the federal health care exchange would do away with one of the few remaining supposedly progressive features of Obamacare. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94c1093c-e707-4e47-b920-395a295c0d0B/obam-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau fired on after threats from Israeli government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/alja-j23.html Gunshots were fired into Al Jazeera's office in Gaza Tuesday, one day after Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, called for the network to be shut down. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa6391b-0972-4eb7-a973-98420eb72faP/alja-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Below the surface of <em>Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: City of Dogs</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/city-j23.html Theroux’s new three-part series provides glimpses of the social crisis in Los Angeles, but the documentarian’s approach prevents him from probing very deeply. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15c2c432-c12a-4c75-b14b-432fb80e877K/city-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Anniversary report from 9/11 Commission seeks to bolster “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/terr-j23.html Citing threats to the US from terrorists and foreign hackers, the commission called for a further expansion and centralization of the powers of the state. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7a0a2ce-8bf8-42e1-b34f-4387066ff30M/terr-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Report documents government orchestration of US “terror” plots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/hrwa-j23.html Human Rights Watch found evidence of unlawful entrapment and many other violations of basic democratic rights. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b02809-eab3-44da-b7e1-c3af087b8cbD/hrwa-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z New York City settles suit by family of inmate beaten to death at Rikers Island http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/rike-j23.html New York City will pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit against Rikers Island Correctional Facility for beating an inmate who suffered kidney disease to death in 2012. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7d3abbc-4cc5-4105-95a4-e0f8b4804eaO/rike-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect found guilty of obstructing justice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/tazh-j23.html The trial of Tazhayakov was the first of a number of trials of acquaintances of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a7c600e-624b-4d4b-8dac-a4ab63ccd4fP/tazh-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z New Indonesian president pledges to please investors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/indo-j23.html As soon as Widodo was confirmed as president-elect, he promised to accelerate foreign investment projects and open talks with mining companies. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df457d78-299e-4560-beb4-53a86bdbcbcC/indo-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Australia: Queensland by-election highlights discontent over austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/staf-j23.html The state government’s defeat reflects, in a confused form, the widespread outrage toward the assault by state and federal governments on social spending. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5bed9b5-6290-470b-87be-0ff09f58354I/staf-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Ontario Liberals re-start talks to award more handouts to Fiat-Chrysler http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/cana-j23.html The Canadian auto union is lobbying for a massive handout to Fiat-Chrysler and preparing to impose further concessions on auto workers to secure it. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6431bc-13d3-476f-b0f8-41729344918L/cana-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Officials hail anti-democratic vote in Detroit to sanction attack on pension rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/detr-j23.html More than half of the city workers and retirees eligible to take part in the bankruptcy court’s ballot on the plan of adjustment refused to vote. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af2e16b3-a32f-4ef9-9006-437e978cc8fJ/detr-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Joseph Stiglitz in Australia: A desperate attempt to promote the illusion of reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/stig-j23.html The central purpose of Stiglitz’s argument was to cover up the fact that growing social inequality is rooted in the very foundations of the capitalist economy. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e986686f-28fc-4aa4-b42d-fdaf1f095cfL/stig-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Dock workers at Piraeus Port, Greece end strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/dock-j23.html Conditions at the China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Pireaus facilities are notorious, with accidents being a common occurrence. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d0f5213-2be5-448c-b434-aa10a41e813F/dock-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/amer-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7af67827-a2a2-4e13-acf2-2c73e9b94ffO/amer-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Gaza death toll doubles in four days http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gaza-j22.html Entire family groups have been slaughtered by indiscriminate Israeli bombing and shelling of the densely populated territory. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bf0a7b2-20e7-4fd8-a814-2d667712610H/gaza-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z European powers seize on flight MH17 crash as pretext for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/pers-j22.html The way the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine is being politically exploited parallels the way the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US was utilized to pursue reactionary aims. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c2b122b-c126-4b19-aebb-92c00047b4bA/pers-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z UK: Leeds protest against Gaza war condemns BBC blackout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/leeds-j22.html Demonstrators on the protest in Leeds, West Yorkshire carried placards saying “BBC=British Brainwashing Channel” and shouted “We are all Palestinians now.” Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23f9e4ec-efdb-4f22-9da9-4656b509e5cP/leeds-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Russian army data points to Ukrainian role in Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/russ-j22.html Russian radar and satellite imagery raises serious questions as to the role of the Ukrainian regime and its Western backers in the MH17 crash. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cbb3c7c-5709-46b3-bdd2-b6e613fb3f1N/russ-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z UN resolution on Flight MH17: Australia the cat’s paw for US threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/aumh-j22.html The Australian government’s diplomatic intervention is carefully coordinated with Washington. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf77502e-5559-4199-8bb8-657145f86ebA/aumh-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Texas governor to mobilize National Guard along Mexican border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/perr-j22.html The military moves take place as thousands of young people flee violence and poverty in Central America. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95659fe1-5423-4d64-b33d-f1ea38481d9K/perr-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Obama orders deportation of Honduran child migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/hond-j22.html Two deportations last week make clear the brutal character of Obama’s attack on immigrants, who are being condemned to conditions of misery and death. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d68142a-dc90-4864-8f6f-59a157612a7O/hond-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Pharmaceutical company Allergan to lay off 1,500 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/alle-j22.html The announcement comes only days after Microsoft announced plans to lay off 18,000 workers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b18072a2-ec46-4161-87ce-29ad611bd89L/alle-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z General Motors CEO says company will use bankruptcy to shield itself from lawsuits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gene-j22.html By denying victims and their families access to the courts, the company stands to avoid billions of dollars in damages. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd44e515-5ed2-4e28-8934-0f828dd24eaD/gene-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Film showing of <em>Tsar to Lenin</em> in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/tsar-j22.html The SEP and the IYSSE will be hosting a showing of <em>Tsar to Lenin</em> at the Matrix Theater on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7pm. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1e09867-028a-4a78-9219-44bcf8743ceA/tsar-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Seeking to regain credibility, US teachers unions criticize Obama’s education secretary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/conv-j22.html The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) passed resolutions at recent national conventions distancing themselves from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, with whom they have long collaborated. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15eaa2b9-8234-4661-b5b4-50563eda454L/conv-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Pakistan military’s North Waziristan offensive provokes humanitarian crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/paki-j22.html The offensive has wrenched close to a million people from their homes, provoking a humanitarian crisis that threatens to become a catastrophe. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2754bb6-4351-433d-97b7-5c6b9e91a77P/paki-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Volkswagen CEO announces “painful cuts” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gevw-j22.html The German company plans to implement €5 in annual cost reductions within three years. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc0e9644-80f2-4ee1-8b82-d558537404eO/gevw-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Thai junta seeks more open recognition from Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/thai-j22.html Thailand’s military is promoting itself as a US ally amid escalating tensions produced by Washington’s military build-up against China. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7ec49eb-6435-46b2-bc15-5d93686377bB/thai-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Detroit officials announce 15-day “pause” of mass water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/dwsd-j22.html The temporary suspension of shutoffs is a public relations move as the city prepares to escalate a brutal policy that has left thousands without water. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2204547b-2291-4a92-a30a-73efc53a13eK/dwsd-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/vide-j22.html In this video, Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs at a bill payment center and rally against water shutoffs. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae3640b7-065c-4d06-8737-a65fcec77f5I/vide-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Workers and students in Australia discuss SEP’s antiwar program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/ints-j22.html Initially called in response to the growing imperialist debacle in Iraq, the meetings were broadened to review as well the Israeli military assault on Gaza and the origins of the crisis in Ukraine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13cc9446-deba-4b1e-a662-c4f7b55e8c6P/ints-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z US escalates threats against Russia over Ukraine crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/ukra-j21.html Though it remains unclear why MH17 crashed or what role Russia played in the tragedy, Washington is using it to escalate its offensive against Moscow and bring Europe into line with US policy. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7013cb05-2372-4954-a3b1-2d37aa70980I/ukra-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z The assault on Gaza: A historic crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/pers-j21.html In its long and bloody history of aggression, Israel in the past four days has crossed a fundamental line. Its actions in Gaza are those of a society in a state of political and moral disintegration. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2395fb-1e0e-4b80-9ed9-3f83ef80b25B/pers-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z UK government, media demand punitive action against Moscow over MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/brit-j21.html David Cameron has seized on Thursday’s tragic crash in eastern Ukraine to demand a “reset of European-Russia relations.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdba84cb-a70d-46b7-b35c-1b5393cc2e8K/brit-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Canada backs imperialist aggression in Gaza and Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/cauk-j21.html Canada’s Conservative government has applauded Israel’s assault on Gaza, while seizing upon the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over Ukraine to ratchet up its support for the US-led drive against Russia. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9b33f50-5a27-4235-9330-f192c9fdc83E/cauk-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Israeli forces slaughter hundreds in weekend blitz in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/slau-j21.html Large numbers of civilians in Shuja’iya were caught in the shelling and fighting. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78548ebd-83d9-48c3-878f-297dfa157ceA/slau-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Protests in Israel against Gaza war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/isra-j21.html More than 400 people have been killed in Gaza, many of them children, and another 3,000 injured while thousands more have been forced to flee their homes. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b65d654-0389-4bf5-a2a9-3f477f4eeb7L/isra-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party government attacks anti-Gaza war protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/frga-j21.html The PS government is banning and attacking protests against the mass murder carried out by the Israeli state in Gaza. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2c156aa-43bb-4e48-bc91-e19d7062d9dL/frga-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z London rally draws tens of thousands to protest Gaza invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/demo-j21.html The London protest, called under the banner of “justice and freedom” for Palestine, chanted slogans including “Stop Israel’s war crimes” and “End Israeli Apartheid”. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbde1e8d-4d8d-4a15-a486-3f6d6fda83eM/demo-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Workers and students discuss SEP’s antiwar program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/sint-j21.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8d5192a-3412-42a2-a4a4-539b3d33effA/sint-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Demonstrators denounce Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/aint-j21.html “If the Palestinian people don’t have a voice, we have to give them a voice.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77cc6208-1b36-44d3-b059-2f0582d7b81F/aint-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Outrage grows over use of police “chokehold” in death of New York man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/brut-j21.html The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board reported more than 1,000 complaints about chokeholds in the past five years. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bb3c237-3b3c-485f-a772-f541f3e73faA/brut-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Obama administration added 1.5 million names to US terrorist watch list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/list-j21.html The numbers were divulged by administration lawyers in a suit filed by a northern Virginia man challenging the constitutionality of the government’s no-fly list. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6b29f3-ca4c-4a6f-8df7-6bbb4f969bfO/list-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z United Transportation Union demands historic concessions from train conductors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/rail-j21.html The United Transportation Union has agreed to “transformative” changes that would allow one-man operation of many trains, threatening both workers’ jobs and public safety. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc336bce-8fca-4eca-9dc1-e2522b304c6C/rail-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z New Orleans firefighters’ pension fund lost 41 percent of value in 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/nofd-j21.html Years of corruption within the pension board and underfunding by the city government have led to a catastrophe for the city’s firefighters. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/971dd583-fad7-495f-bc1d-bb5d9e77b4aO/nofd-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Spain: Pseudo-left Podemos party presents “a programme for the country’s salvation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/pode-j21.html Podemos aims to occupy the vacuum left by the collapse of the establishment parties to prevent growing social opposition from developing into a conscious political movement threatening capitalism. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/febe8125-b029-4dbf-96d5-fe2e290f2e4G/pode-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 21-27 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/twih-j21.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42caa38b-8c44-473c-9eda-10bebcd9788I/twih-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Opposition grows to Detroit water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/shut-j21.html The shut off of water to tens of thousands of Detroit residents has provoked widespread anger and opposition throughout the city and beyond. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cca9a906-18fb-4791-b640-f65fe5f53d8F/shut-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z US-backed Israeli invasion of Gaza unleashes death and destruction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/gaza-j19.html The operations of armored columns and tens of thousands of troops in the densely populated Gaza Strip have sent the numbers of dead and wounded soaring. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6a10eb-b017-427e-9a81-f1189e802fbA/gaza-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z The crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/pers-j19.html The remarks Friday by President Barack Obama on the tragic crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine raised far more questions than they answered. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/341741f2-132f-409e-ab8f-2343d409210B/pers-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z US networks remove reporters critical of Israeli attack on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/medi-j19.html On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by US television network executives. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e8bb4f-7c7c-4f77-b08e-c5b93075295J/medi-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Following Malaysian plane disaster: German media pushes for confrontation with Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/germ-j19.html Barely 24 hours after the crash of the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine, German media outlets are pushing for an escalation of the confrontation with Russia. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0956ffa-955f-4c6f-b676-b54b985805dM/germ-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Australian political establishment threatens Russia over MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/aust-j19.html The Australian political elite functions as a chief diplomatic adjunct to Washington’s aggressive intrigues in every corner of the globe. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41887059-9ddf-4fa7-b14e-a6b142ca00bE/aust-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z New York City man dies after being choked by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/nycp-j19.html A Staten Island man died Thursday after officers from the New York Police Department put him in a chokehold, piled on top of him and held his head down, constricting his breathing. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db6955b4-d697-40c8-82d9-c7bb70d8081J/nycp-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Netroots conference applauds Democratic Party demagogy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/root-j19.html Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democrats made speeches that completely ignored the social catastrophe unfolding in Detroit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abc193bd-6680-4dde-b743-a92a8a58563E/root-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Democratic Party organizations hold rally on water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/detr-j19.html The Democratic Party and associated organizations called the rally in an attempt to derail widespread popular opposition to the shutoff of water in Detroit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc6a9fb2-320f-425f-b4fc-47118da58acC/detr-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Illinois lawsuits allege fraud by student debt settlement companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/debt-j19.html Student debt settlement companies used fraudulent means to convince young people to pay them large fees to obtain fictitious debt relief, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15824b6c-0c96-4178-a5b2-073a3a68de1I/debt-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z BRICS bank decision highlights growing divisions among major powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/bric-j19.html The move by the BRICS summit to set up a development bank and emergency fund reflects dissatisfaction with US dominance of the global financial system. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e035d5d1-7685-4f95-9225-70fdf89eae7N/bric-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z UK schools required to actively promote “British values” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/valu-j19.html Behind all the talk of democratic values, the British bourgeoisie—like its counterparts the world over—are developing more and more repressive measures to police working people. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e8024ae-82c5-4cac-943b-7d15bae14bcD/valu-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z South Korean auto workers hold first strike of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/kore-j19.html Renault Samsung workers held a partial strike Monday demanding increased wages and other benefits. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f04469cf-eeca-4fe3-87d5-ce091da8725G/kore-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/labo-j19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f83d135-1802-435d-bfaf-e0ec3014408C/labo-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z US to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/guan-j19.html The decision to transfer the detainees comes as the prison camp faces growing criticism for force-feeding prisoners. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dc73435-9abc-42f7-848b-6e8080d1246N/guan-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Australia illegally detains Sri Lankan refugees in prison ship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/aure-j19.html Imprisonment in these inhuman conditions is clearly in violation of international law. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6937ec-3bf8-40f9-92e8-3011d7c2236F/aure-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z European Union spends billions on war against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/refu-j19.html The EU is investing billions to keep out desperate refugees and to send them back to poverty, civil war or certain death. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42c14cb2-69a6-492f-8bad-adaa7c190ecG/refu-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Wall Street hails Peru’s economic “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/peru-j19.html Moody’s upgrading of Peru’s debt comes in the wake of new pro-corporate economic measures. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8e02836-94cc-4f95-89e0-1619fba837dP/peru-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Cut in funding for English National Opera http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/arts-j19.html As a proportion of total UK public spending, a miniscule 0.5 percent now goes to the arts. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37ae769e-43a4-4743-a716-412376d3384E/arts-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z The day the US shot down Iran Airlines Flight 655 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/vinc-j19.html Who shot down the Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine? Anyone who thinks that the US government is incapable of carrying out or sanctioning such a horrendous action against innocent civilians should consider the infamous case of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7099b896-2406-4dc2-b21c-2542b640ef0D/vinc-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Britain’s parliament rubber stamps police state surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/surv-j19.html The vote to fast track into legislation the Data Retention and Investigative Powers Act by Britain’s Parliament shows the extent to which the structures for police states are being prepared in Europe. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeea5105-e1a4-420d-9274-c6ad5cfd583F/surv-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Washington seizes on Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine to threaten Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/ukra-j18.html Before anyone could determine how this tragedy took place, US politicians and media demanded stepped-up action against Russia. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07509882-3efc-4cee-905f-a723e836323O/ukra-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Oppose the Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/pers-j18.html The aim of the offensive is to carry out mass killings and inflict mass destruction, leaving Gaza a smoking ruin. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d66e3e40-ffba-427f-a091-55bff5ee452A/pers-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/micr-j18.html Software giant Microsoft announced plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs over the next year, becoming the fourth major US technology company to announce mass layoffs since January. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75a5328f-c9a8-48d0-b8dc-05c11cc3480A/micr-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z US seeks to extend interim nuclear accord with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/Iran-j18.html Obama’s decision to seek an extension of the interim nuclear agreement with Iran is part of a drive to strengthen Washington’s hold over the world’s principal oil-exporting region. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eccafaa8-11f4-4dd8-bdef-33d8dc9a799P/Iran-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z United Nations report: US, UK surveillance programs violate international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/surv-j18.html The UN has declared that bulk metadata collection, use of secret courts, and surveillance-guided drone strikes violate basic principles of international law. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f548fd3-0084-43d7-8e56-0a2d0774dd3I/surv-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Federal Judge rules California death penalty law is unconstitutional http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/exec-j18.html The judge found that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d401b267-cd83-4f7f-9654-d23286a3dedK/exec-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z US plans to expand border drone use http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/dron-j18.html The “humanitarian crisis” of 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children escaping violence and poverty in Central America is being used to further militarize the US border. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8743abd-e905-4dfb-b9bc-7b99fba3807L/dron-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Indonesian election conflict continues, but financial markets set agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/inel-j18.html Regardless of which candidate is declared the winner next week, the global markets are dictating sweeping restructuring and austerity measures. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72801fe-d9c7-418d-adce-da8567ba48fO/inel-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Three killed in Stockton, California after police open fire on vehicle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/poli-j18.html Two men suspected of bank robbery and a female hostage were killed and three others wounded by police who fired on the escape vehicle. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/206259dd-50c5-4fa9-85d6-5ee5cc181ccI/poli-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z UK government sets up “overarching” inquiries into child sex abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/paed-j18.html The inquiries are the outcome of allegations that first emerged following the 2011 death a former DJ and TV presenter accused of using his celebrity status to abuse women and children. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42146075-38aa-47cd-ab8e-239f24c015bA/paed-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z EU summit fails to elect top officials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/euro-j18.html A special summit of the European Union called to choose top EU officials ended without a decision Wednesday night. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20171d47-ae68-4c93-b10e-fbadc9a05dcG/euro-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Australia: New terrorism scare used to unveil vast surveillance powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/data-j18.html The Abbott government, together with the spy chiefs and the media, are seeking to whip up fears of imminent terrorist attacks in order to justify police-state measures. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18ac03ef-58e6-4431-ba5c-fb657aaee35L/data-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Newly founded party wins election in Slovenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/slov-j18.html The virtual collapse of the established bourgeois parties and the victory of a little-known jurist make clear the depth of the political crisis in Slovenia. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed373c9-0364-4db5-a108-0b7163331d5C/slov-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Workers and young people rally against water shutoffs in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/rall-j18.html City workers, retirees and students participated in a rally Thursday against water shutoffs called by the Socialist Equality Party. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aeb0f9b-7003-43ee-9fe3-a330374221fL/rall-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/wkrs-j18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17a72ef0-2188-4ff3-9948-9e0172c3502L/wkrs-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Detroit elites declare: “Water is not a social right” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/detr-j18.html The city’s unelected emergency manager Kevyn Orr has declared his full support for mass water shutoffs. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca5f2ec-3319-4581-a311-e5d9dc7448bG/detr-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Fascist atrocities mount as US-backed regime assaults eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/ukra-j17.html Ukrainian government forces are unleashing a reign of terror against cities in eastern Ukraine, with the support of Washington and the European Union. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6740459b-7e1b-4687-87ff-6d9b482fee2C/ukra-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z A crime against humanity on America’s border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/pers-j17.html The “message” sent by Obama with the first planeload of child deportees sent back to Honduras is that Washington is as contemptuous of international law at home as it is abroad. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/638fa449-4666-4fc8-8bde-5e3db9ccfb0J/pers-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Backed by Obama, Israeli leaders threaten Gaza invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/isra-j17.html The Israeli government is preparing a full-scale ground assault, confident of Washington’s full support. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2e2846-cc36-4abd-82b5-3475555bc24I/isra-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Netroots meeting in Detroit: “Progressive” cover for right-wing Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/netr-j17.html The four-day conference is an attempt to revive illusions in the Democratic Party and the Obama administration. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36c6c612-d093-42da-aa2f-0e6a87a2c05G/netr-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Swedish court upholds detention order against Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/assa-j17.html The detention order stems from trumped-up rape claims leveled against Assange in the wake of WikiLeaks’ publication of secret US military and diplomatic documents. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25151c8c-07f3-457e-bcd8-308363670a4H/assa-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out its sixth execution of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/exec-j17.html The US Supreme Court refused to halt the execution of Missouri death row inmate John Middleton, the 25th person executed in the US in 2014. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/750e67a2-5578-4175-b7d0-c7c2079f639O/exec-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Cabinet reshuffle takes UK closer to exit from European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/hagu-j17.html The resignation of UK Foreign Secretary William Hague signifies a further shift to the right. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c80b244-c7f3-4cb8-8143-e2ab605092bH/hagu-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The social crisis in America’s Rust Belt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/milw-j17.html The destruction of manufacturing jobs in America’s “Rust Belt” has left Milwaukee’s workers fighting high unemployment, poverty and food insecurity. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/019e4173-6b38-48bc-a35e-9fa90712d46J/milw-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z GM withheld information about crashes tied to defective ignition switch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/gmot-j17.html Documents obtained by the <em>New York Times</em> show that GM withheld information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a fatal crash tied to a faulty ignition switch. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af585fe8-4c47-426f-9f21-e5c0b2f4ff4H/gmot-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government intensifies attacks on students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/sris-j17.html Four students have been arrested and police are hunting for another 21 students, as the Rajapakse government tries to suppress resistance to its assault on free education. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e9c9a81-6799-453f-98c9-ef64376236cP/sris-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Keolis to operate London’s Docklands Light Railway for seven years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/keol-j17.html The Docklands Light Railway, established to serve London’s financial district, has long been the testing ground for a more generalised assault on workers’ conditions. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52328ec1-bbc7-42bd-8b7c-f98531706eeA/keol-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Austrian judiciary persecutes German student protester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/stud-j17.html A German student who protested against the far right in Vienna is being persecuted by the Austrian judiciary. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6614450-c4a8-47be-8c4b-54737664717H/stud-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Who ordered the water shutoffs in Detroit? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/wate-j17.html A profile of the corporate executives who sit on the seven-member Board of Water Commissioners in Detroit. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6766354-d257-49a3-9364-4a4a9e499bcG/wate-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Detroit Institute of Arts on track to become wholly owned corporate subsidiary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/diad-j17.html The DIA has received pledges of another $26.8 million in donations from various major corporations and banks toward its goal of raising $100 million as part of the so-called “Grand Bargain.” Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b624d77e-4d32-46a2-9e82-693c50b1c63F/diad-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/nzir-j17.html The New Zealand ruling class has strengthened its ties with Washington and is supporting all its crimes and conspiracies. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99b64001-0ddb-44c7-85ce-9b1cfb59c65E/nzir-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z After phony cease-fire, Israel vows to intensify Gaza bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/gaza-j16.html The Netanyahu government has seized on Hamas’s failure to immediately observe a cease-fire about which it was never consulted as the pretext for escalating its one-sided war against Gaza. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3c3e1e1-b72c-46a9-ad39-8b62b432991O/gaza-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z The bombing of eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/pers-j16.html The brutal actions against the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine are meant to terrorise all those who oppose the political and social aims of the regime in Kiev. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ab92ba4-266b-4377-bfe9-d6f973b9179E/pers-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z US Congress considers legislation to fast-track deportation of children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/immi-j16.html Legislators in the US are proposing a variety of measures to remove the right of child migrants to an immigration hearing before being deported. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e647b9d-f711-4e99-871d-5d4f12a25f4P/immi-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Pulitzer Prize-winning immigrant rights advocate detained in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/puli-j16.html Jose Vargas, a leading immigrant-rights activist, was detained by the US border patrol in Texas for most of the day Tuesday after attending a vigil for undocumented immigrants on the border. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7dce5cc-58d6-4a0a-8f3c-5178e89c73dH/puli-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z In congressional testimony, Fed Chair Yellen reassures Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/yell-j16.html Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her determination to keep interest rates at historic lows for the indefinite future. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c15c93e-1c04-44ec-b562-49111ec391fE/yell-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Bank for International Settlements chief sounds another warning on financial system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/bisr-j16.html The head of the BIS says the global system could be more vulnerable than before the 2008 meltdown. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b814f234-e756-4fd0-beec-07dd4d367a8J/bisr-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Subway disaster in Moscow kills 22 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/subw-j16.html The largest-ever accident on the Moscow subway system occurred Tuesday when a train derailed, killing 22 and leaving 130 hospitalized. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e04ab825-e093-4202-b394-cb7671b68d4A/subw-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Civil war surges in Libya after legislative elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/liby-j16.html Libya's main cities have become war zones, with various Islamist-led militias battling for control of the country's oil wealth. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ac5fe70-68d4-4a67-9fa5-df0cff0f61bE/liby-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Election dispute reignites in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/afgh-j16.html The Obama administration’s attempt to reconcile the two camps quickly started falling apart. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdc833b-8d9d-4fa9-bfb5-013ff0a137fP/afgh-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z German department store Karstadt faces carve-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/germ-j16.html Investor Nicolas Berggruen, who was hailed four years ago as a saviour by the trade unions and politicians, has shown no interest in retaining control of Karstadt, with its 17,000 workers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c41bd8e-1b5c-44f2-bd83-cfba7e454e6L/germ-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z George Galloway defends British capitalism in Scottish referendum campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/gall-j16.html For all his complaints against the supporters of Scottish nationalism, Galloway is no less hostile to the independent political mobilisation of the working class than the pro-independence camp. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cd48052-b1ba-4312-8a01-3f0dd3cf3b0C/gall-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z <em>Sting of the Drone</em>: Richard A. Clarke’s reservations about American war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/clar-j16.html Richard A. Clarke, former counterterrorism “czar” under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has written a third novel, about drone warfare. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfb0e20c-578b-434a-83e0-1556b18d35aL/clar-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z US knew of British plans to raid the <em>Guardian</em> for Snowden documents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/guar-j16.html US officials feigned ignorance, while celebrating the police state activities of their British ally. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d03a74a-5e97-4607-b856-bbf4bde77b0F/guar-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z French unions attend government’s anti-worker “social conference” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/soci-j16.html The French Socialist Party government held its third “social conference” of employers and unions on July 7. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ba9fb26-b251-4cb9-b294-6a5a2768b21H/soci-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Japan’s PM visits Papua New Guinea to promote militarist agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/japa-j16.html China was not publicly mentioned during Abe’s visit, but commentators said the trip was a signal to Beijing. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4124bad-f326-4c7d-a590-1c7bc764ecaO/japa-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z US Veterans Affairs agency manipulated disability data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/vete-j16.html New revelations of manipulation of disability data point to systemic corruption at the VA that extends beyond the scandal over the agency’s medical treatment of veterans. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57a0ad87-328a-4375-9d64-2de8a1b5706D/vete-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Australian youth and workers denounce cuts to Sunday pay rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/pena-j16.html The decision will have devastating consequences for tens of thousands of poorly-paid workers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/027839a8-06e4-446f-a74f-a5051bc7ae8M/pena-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left Awami Workers Party cheers on Pakistani offensive in North Waziristan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/pakp-j16.html The Awami Workers Party and its international Pabloite allies are cheering on the military offensive the Pakistani state is mounting, in close collaboration with Washington, in North Waziristan. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12c4b1a8-06f6-4bf3-898c-56ddf4adf63L/pakp-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Judge says water shutoffs are bad publicity for Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/detr-j16.html In a degrading farce, US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes granted a mere five minutes each for Detroit residents to beg him not to slash city workers’ retirement benefits or shut off water to tens of thousands. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52995378-626c-4b96-85b4-7eb9942b8acO/detr-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Detroit retirees denounce bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/intv-j16.html Retired city workers spoke with the WSWS outside the federal courthouse in Detroit Tuesday. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e21c8075-06c5-4a61-82ac-81d8c2c0eb7F/intv-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Israeli war crimes in Gaza provoke global outrage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/isra-j01.html The Israeli government admits to deliberately targeting mosques, hospitals, schools and private homes in its war against the Palestinian people. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92bfef4a-f53c-47f5-ac7c-a084364c784J/isra-j01.html 2014-07-15T06:00:00Z Ukraine military launches air attacks on Russian-speaking cities in east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/ukra-j15.html The ruthlessness and brutality of the Ukrainian army increase the danger of a direct military confrontation with Russia. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c06438d-593a-407b-8cf2-0daa404a13bB/ukra-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Torture and death in America’s prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/pers-j15.html A series of press reports document the fact that torture is widespread in America’s sprawling prison system. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/870a38e8-e911-47a0-9cd1-d621fd58000H/pers-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Detroit protesters oppose Israeli assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/gzdt-j15.html Hundreds marched through downtown Detroit demanding an end to the Israeli bombing of Gaza. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baf2588f-8db7-402f-94b3-78435e60b52A/gzdt-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden condemns UK surveillance legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/snow-j15.html The emergency surveillance powers now being railroaded through parliament will establish in law key elements of the “Snoopers Charter” from which the government had been previously forced to backtrack. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b01fb1a-de20-4401-948c-97756234c3cA/snow-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Cybersecurity bill will expand surveillance powers of US military and intelligence agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/cybe-j15.html The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014, bound for the Senate floor, authorizes new forms of large-scale data transfer between US corporations and the state. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e5aff2c-64bd-4d68-8f7a-5b4f7b355e6H/cybe-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z French anti-terrorism law tramples fundamental democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/terr-j15.html The bill gives the state draconian powers for monitoring the Internet, including web sites, mail servers and clouds. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/209207db-686d-4d20-bb21-6b104c2a24cM/terr-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Child immigrants flee violence and poverty in Central America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/immi--j15.html Devastating social conditions have sparked the influx of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd99cf55-522e-48d6-b766-ff593508712B/immi--j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Metro Washington, DC among the most unequal areas in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/wash-j15.html Child poverty in the DC area has increased by nearly 25 percent since the recession began, from 8.2 to 10.7 percent today. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84bd46c5-848c-44f4-b1eb-a9304190127M/wash-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z California drought hits state economy, pushes US food prices higher http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/cadr-j15.html The third year of California’s record-breaking drought has devastated the agriculturally rich Central Valley. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d15eb1a4-e951-46ba-b298-77fd61ea5b5I/cadr-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Pakistani migrant fruit pickers in Greece strike over inhuman conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/gree-j15.html Local police are playing a central role in silencing opposition to the inhuman conditions the workers face, including the non-payment of wages. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/851bbb3b-a77f-468e-a40c-be3f1cdfe02C/gree-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Hundreds demonstrate in Dublin in support of locked-out waste collection workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/irel-j15.html Workers in Dublin are protesting a lockout imposed by Greyhound Recycling. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0570ce0e-5333-4292-aa5f-8adee74120dG/irel-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Australian government covers up CBA bank scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/bank-j15.html The bank’s financial planning companies not only misled clients into buying high risk products but also fabricated documents. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/826df431-f96d-40d1-aa43-1281c0f0ff3N/bank-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Mine and car job cuts drive up Australia’s unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/jobs-j15.html Falling commodity prices and restructuring by mining and auto companies are expected to send the jobless rate even higher. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49f5eed0-4111-43b4-bf18-4e41f38b9b6C/jobs-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Why is Stefan Kornelius so angry over the CIA spying scandal in Germany? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/korn-j15.html Readers of the <em>Süddeutsche Zeitung</em> rubbed their eyes in disbelief when they saw a comment critical of Washington by the paper’s chief foreign correspondent, Stefan Kornelius. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ccf9936-66b0-4e85-a9e3-9ce93d67e99G/korn-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z SEP campaigns against water shutoffs in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/camp-j15.html A Detroit-area teacher said, “To shut off water and give no alternative to these people, the whole world should be appalled.” Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71499f8b-283b-4575-a57d-e1658675e72K/camp-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z The Detroit water shutoffs: A social crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/wate-j15.html Up to 150,000 households—behind on their bills by as little as two months, or $150—have been targeted for water shutoffs. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af32263c-b832-4925-8442-101ebeeb90bB/wate-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/wkrs-j15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/616516f7-6cc7-4a9c-9d86-7e1fded254eF/wkrs-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Israel escalates attack on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/gaza-j14.html Israel is openly targeting the private homes of officials and leading members of the Islamist Hamas organisation, regardless of who is residing in them. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df1d77cb-4abc-429a-af99-edccbd07c86G/gaza-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/pers-j14.html The Obama administration’s refusal to bring charges underscores the reality, behind the trappings of democracy, of de facto rule by an unelected and authoritarian military-intelligence apparatus. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e96ae204-f420-4a2f-a299-92b0738f2b4E/pers-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Moscow threatens response after Ukraine forces shell Russian border town http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/ukra-j14.html Russian officials vowed to respond to the Ukrainian shelling of a Russian border town, amid the offensive by troops of the Western-backed regime in east Ukraine. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fadeffd-c058-42f8-bf4c-43cbf622d11B/ukra-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Obama aides, Republicans push US border crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/immi-j14.html Both the Obama administration and leading Republicans are demanding more police and detention centers and faster deportation of immigrant children coming across the border. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7d873ff-bade-4442-aaf9-64dc025fbc3H/immi-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Australian parliamentary committee calls for further anti-democratic electoral laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/elec-j14.html The unanimous report underscores the consensus within the political elite on shredding voting rights to try to shore up the established order. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15bc05c3-9bce-4dbe-a612-8b9170591d5C/elec-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Six family members murdered in suburban Houston, Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/spri-j14.html Six members of the Stay family, including four children, were shot in the back of the head while they lay on the floor of their house in Spring, Texas. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46a0cda4-eb37-451e-a341-5007ff886ccM/spri-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden seeks asylum renewal from Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/snow-j14.html The NSA whistleblower was forced to accept a one-year asylum period in Russia after his applications were refused by numerous other governments. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a6ea434-eb7a-4273-a907-becb85fa227P/snow-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Prasanna Vithanage’s <em>With You, Without You</em>: The human impact of Sri Lanka’s communal war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/vith-j14.html Vithanage’s film is a serious artistic effort and reveals how the decades-long communal war affected human relationships. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/932efd6d-e73a-4755-94b3-908b543478cG/vith-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Florida carries out its sixth execution of 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/exec-j14.html Eddie Wayne Davis’s execution was the sixth in the state of Florida this year and the 24th carried out nationwide. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba9e43f4-77b2-43d6-943f-7add40dd557P/exec-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z After string of shootings, Albuquerque Police Department purchases hundreds more assault rifles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/albq-j14.html The Albuquerque Police Department has agreed to purchase at least 350 additional AR-15 assault rifles, the type of weapon used in the killing of a homeless man that sparked nationwide outrage. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31e0aa9e-b394-4767-ba26-bcf2eb0bd9eI/albq-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party congress silent on war preparations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/nzlp-j14.html There was no public discussion of Labour’s support for the government’s de facto military alliance with Washington, and for US war plans against China. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d0ea9c3-6a31-408b-8fb5-cdbf7a5bb84G/nzlp-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Woman jailed under new Tennessee law criminalizing the use of narcotics while pregnant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/preg-j14.html Mallory Loyola became the first victim of the law last week and is being held in a county jail just days after giving birth. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfbad22c-28f6-4554-bc0b-27f3335e8dfA/preg-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Teamsters shut down truckers strike at southern California ports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/port-j14.html A largely ceremonial strike by port truck drivers was ended in Los Angeles and Long Beach over the weekend with a deal brokered by local Democratic Party politicians with the Teamsters union. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5602df6-ef1d-4080-a158-5be2687a50bP/port-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Atlantic City, New Jersey casino to close, sign of worsening US jobs crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/casi-j14.html The owners of the Trump Plaza resort casino in Atlantic City announced on Saturday that it would close in September, laying off approximately 1,000 workers. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8946ea64-22b4-46e2-8842-6d06586fc38B/casi-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z British government rushes through emergency surveillance legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/surv-j14.html Once again, the so-called “war on terror” is being employed to abrogate civil liberties and strengthen the repressive powers of the state. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1397d0d9-75df-4925-84b0-5a3aa2cc428L/surv-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z The acquittal of HSH Nordbank: Capitalist class justice in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/germ-j14.html The judgment in the HSH Nordbank trial shows how the capitalist judicial system serves the financial aristocracy. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09f0aa6a-6b89-4cac-840c-d38e588ddefJ/germ-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on Independent Workers Inquiry into Water Pollution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/sril-j14.html The meeting will present the inquiry’s report into the water pollution in Weliweriya. <em>Please note the change in venue.</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/148f826d-ab97-46bf-9634-6312f864de2L/sril-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 14-20 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/twih-j14.html <em>This week in history</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c1767e2-c67e-495a-8969-5b5245c3e12A/twih-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z SEP campaign against Detroit water shutoffs evokes warm response from Chrysler workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/auto-j14.html “They treat people like animals in Detroit,” a worker said. “In here it’s the same; you’re like a robot.” Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a593bcef-bb16-4011-9ec1-1d498734766O/auto-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z UK public sector workers explain their decision to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/ints-j14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to workers in a number of town and cities in England who participated in last Thursday’s national public sector strike and protests. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cd78ad6-7b7e-4ed6-b474-d2692cd1992B/ints-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/cias-j12.html The Justice Department has announced that it will not investigate the CIA spying on the legislative branch, even though CIA Director John Brennan admitted that it had taken place. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3c7c250-79a4-4a13-bc36-58a29d25190K/cias-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z The toxic crisis of Israeli society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/pers-j12.html There is a close connection between the violence being carried out by the Israeli government in Gaza and the emergence of fascistic elements within Israel capable of brutally murdering an innocent Palestinian youth. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb5c756-935e-4017-a1dc-221a1436d24H/pers-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Relations collapse between Iraqi government and Kurdish region http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/iraq-j12.html Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused the Kurdish leadership of being part of a conspiracy with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43c838a1-5402-49cd-9786-c912818ddb0K/iraq-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Kiev regime launches “total assault” against east Ukraine rebels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/ukra-j12.html In consultation with its allies in Europe and the United States, the Ukrainian army is launching a “total assault” on the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5db3d99e-ef1b-4963-b2b1-5268bda195dH/ukra-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Australian minister whitewashes Sri Lankan repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/morr-j12.html As immigration minister Morrison praised President Rajapakse’s government, 153 Tamil asylum seekers remained incarcerated on an Australian Customs vessel. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a94e83fe-6bfe-4790-87af-b7160c33d8dB/morr-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Cargo train derails in Mexico, stranding 1,300 migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/mexi-j12.html Wednesday's accident was at least the third derailment of trains carrying migrants across Mexico since last month. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60c116dc-e4e9-417e-927d-ba338244404D/mexi-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z For-profit education chain Corinthian College implodes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/cori-j12.html Corinthian College plans to sell or close its colleges and trades schools, affecting 72,000 students in the US and Canada. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7bc6b4c-b82b-4978-b7bc-69a3401d2dbN/cori-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Obama administration to shield Citigroup executives in mortgage fraud settlement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/citi-j12.html Citigroup, the third-largest US bank, is set to reach a $7 billion settlement with the Department of Justice over charges that it sold fraudulent mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 crash. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de633c54-d63f-45b8-b034-d7d14b4a9cfM/citi-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/nagi-j12.html Nagin, infamous for his callous conduct during and after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to ten years in prison on 20 corruption counts. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93738454-c925-4046-b6de-6763c96c582O/nagi-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z South Korean government voices concern over Japanese “collective self-defense” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/kore-j12.html While the militarization of Japan is currently targeted at China, it is alarming Seoul, a key ally of the United States. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43714395-f60a-4168-a38b-1804de8c67fJ/kore-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/labo-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b74afa9-a1e5-447d-9534-3584bc71821J/labo-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z New York transit agency demands concessions from Long Island Railroad workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/lirr-j12.html The LIRR, the largest US commuter rail line, faces a July 20 strike deadline. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a6b0c51-4c17-4852-9f19-bb381106d37D/lirr-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Lowell, Mass: Seven die in apartment building destroyed by fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/fire-j12.html Witnesses to the early morning blaze described a terrifying scene, with people dropping young children to the street and adults jumping from windows to avoid the flames. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4550f7e0-09b9-4aa2-9c08-1a058c88b99D/fire-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z California’s whooping cough epidemic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/cawc-j12.html A growing number of whooping cough infections could be the start of the worst pertussis outbreak in 70 years. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d062072b-10bd-416e-97e1-5b7444a3fabM/cawc-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Cameron government steps up drive to sell UK public assets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/sell-j12.html The National Health Service will be one of the hardest hit social services in a public land selloff. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85e48525-8dba-4d0d-a867-9ec9a5263efB/sell-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z The US spy scandal and the return of German imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/usge-j12.html The expulsion of the CIA station chief is directly linked to the revival of German imperialism. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bc2d653-2c49-4de5-8f50-245107dac36I/usge-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z New analysis of the Detroit Institute of Arts responds to creditors and unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/artv-j12.html A leading New York art advisory firm issued a report July 8 on the value of the collection at the DIA and the feasibility of a sale of that artwork, as well as its effect on the art market. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4577b190-a2f9-4ccd-bb29-e43709adfe9H/artv-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Detroit residents denounce water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/detr-j12.html Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department announced it would press ahead with plans to shut off water for commercial properties and residents. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8957450-b060-4eb6-bfdd-c7a59889722J/detr-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z London teachers speak on the public-sector strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/lond-j12.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to striking teachers on the demonstration in London during Thursday’s nationwide public-sector strike. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9706d6e9-dda4-4eea-9182-a457564740bG/lond-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z “Children are being sacrificed to save money”—striking British Columbia teacher http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/bctc-j12.html Forty-one thousand British Columbia teachers—now in their fourth week of a province-wide strike—are challenging the provincial government’s decade-long assault on public education. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae968548-90dd-46d1-ad35-d08ba791d81I/bctc-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Interesting music in 2014 so far http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/sofa-j12.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> music reviewers pick some of the more interesting albums or songs released in the first half of 2014. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/988b7d3e-929c-4c91-b45b-e13c6058dd9E/sofa-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Obama plans deployment of troops, drones along US-Mexico border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/immi-j11.html Responding to Texas Governor Rick Perry, President Obama said he was open to suggestions to send National Guard troops and drones to the US border with Mexico. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df1b43ee-69e4-456b-9e8f-9603f90ef23I/immi-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Obama and the CIA—who runs Washington? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/pers-j11.html Either the US president is lying about being unaware of espionage in Germany, or he is patently not in control of the military-intelligence complex. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7fe5d83-f29c-4e43-ae1b-6023c71f878M/pers-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z German government demands departure of US spy chief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/germ-j11.html The exposure of a second US spy in Germany in five days has unleashed a major scandal. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15e409e9-04ae-4537-b665-87a0ec1c8b2F/germ-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Kiev regime pursues east Ukraine offensive, threatens to ban Communist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/ukra-j11.html The brutal military offensive by the Ukrainian government, backed by the US and EU, makes clear the reactionary character of the regime in Kiev. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cedb653d-68ca-4218-893a-14d89b03e99B/ukra-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Israel warns of imminent ground invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/isra-j11.html The Israeli offensive is being intensified with the clear backing of the Obama administration. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfab7e93-c7b1-4828-b3c6-e365f66360cE/isra-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z New York protesters demand end to Israeli assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/demo-j11.html Thousands marched in front of the Israeli Mission to the UN as the Israeli bombardment intensified. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c9c5760-b38e-418e-a4c1-5aa67a3b954M/demo-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Portugal banking crisis sparks global stock selloff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/econ-j11.html Stocks plunged in Europe and the US Thursday amid a sell-off in the Portuguese banking sector, prompting fears of a resurgence of the European debt crisis. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0aab697-bacc-4bf9-9309-4757bafb0ebI/econ-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z UK public sector workers hold one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/stri-j11.html Thursday’s action was the minimum necessary for the trade union bureaucrats to persuade the government that it needs their assistance in policing the working class. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ce21e3a-ec12-4f60-9cf9-7a100f3994bG/stri-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Trial begins for friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect accused of obstruction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/bost-j11.html Azamat Tazhayakov faces charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy and could face up to 25 years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines if found guilty. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa58ea90-f72f-400a-934d-ab701f9cc5aP/bost-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Government and corporate officials continue to deflect blame for Lac-Mégantic train disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/cana-j11.html One year after 47 people died in the Lac-Mégantic train disaster, Canada’s Conservative government continues to deny any culpability. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e68a856-848d-45b4-8bf8-fec9117a601I/cana-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z India: BJP tables right-wing, pro-investor budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/bjpi-j11.html The budget announced a flurry of measures to strengthen big business control over economic life and make India’s workers and toilers pay for the capitalist crisis. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e66e70-06f0-4b58-af6c-20fd2980f71J/bjpi-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Senate vote ends in fiasco for Australian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/sena-j11.html Fury is growing in the corporate media over the government’s failure to push through austerity cuts. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/286f78ed-9a5d-4c6d-ba61-1ba496d62adC/sena-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Indonesian presidential election produces disputed result http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/inde-j11.html With both Widodo and Prabowo claiming victory, weeks of political uncertainty, court challenges and social unrest could lie ahead. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a83884c-3789-4104-9948-d5e63248370D/inde-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government to deport Pakistani and Afghan refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/sril-j11.html The Rajapakse government’s decision is a blatant violation of democratic rights and international law. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6ff931b-a0dd-4534-bf2b-209326a08faI/sril-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Detroit mothers die in childbirth at three times national rate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/matr-j11.html The overall US maternal death rate has risen sharply during the past two decades even as the global average has fallen. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c2f7f1b-37f4-477b-b3d3-b7e67d06a17F/matr-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Detroit Workers Committee meeting discusses strategy to fight water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/detr-j11.html A group of workers, retirees and students attended a meeting of the Detroit Workers Committee (DWC) Thursday at Wayne State University to organize a fight against the ongoing plans by the city to shut off water to thousands of households. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fd0f437-583d-4dfe-bed7-13f700377a5G/detr-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z German foreign minister Steinmeier and the Civitella massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/stei-j11.html Steinmeier cynically uses commemorations of Nazi war crimes to obscure the crimes of Berlin’s current war policy. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c006da4-8c5c-4c8c-8b6a-72e0932d91dI/stei-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/euro-j11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ff9d917-8978-4829-ac22-2a576e3c15dL/euro-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Death toll mounts in Israeli attacks on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/gaza-j10.html At least 63 Palestinians have been killed since Sunday, the vast majority of them civilians, including more than a dozen children. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e531fc9-0786-466c-a049-99d4d23db58I/gaza-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z War drums beat louder against China as Japanese imperialism re-emerges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/pers-j10.html Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Australia announced to the world that Japan is breaking from the shackles of the post-war “pacifist” constitution. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d90ee3fb-3219-42ec-b065-02222438e9cK/pers-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Brazil suffers World Cup rout amid mounting social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/copa-j10.html Brazil’s unprecedented debacle in its semifinal match with Germany has brought to the forefront the deep-going social conflicts that have surrounded this year’s World Cup. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/879649fd-5368-42a2-9738-49304894266B/copa-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Snowden documents show NSA spied on prominent Muslim-Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/gree-j10.html The leaks show that the surveillance apparatus collects information on anyone even remotely associated with opposition to the government’s repressive agenda. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6b2b8e8-ff4c-4fc7-bf61-18b8d895476I/gree-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Airport security agency bans powerless electronic devices on flights to US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/tran-j10.html Passengers with phones that do not power on will be prevented from boarding or have their devices confiscated. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2c087a0-f787-4630-aa2c-6038cc84c63F/tran-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Virginia man coerced into undergoing vasectomy as part of plea agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/plea-j10.html The plea deal is a reactionary development that echoes the eugenics movement of the 1920s. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6db5b175-a389-44e1-97c9-0df616d2b87G/plea-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government imposes political gag on NGOs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/sril-j10.html This dictatorial attack on fundamental democratic rights is a further step toward a police state. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a676ab6-7062-45af-a809-96582d9c04aC/sril-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z European governments prepare for military suppression of popular opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/euro-j10.html A report called <em>Militarization for Prosperity</em> that aired on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk explains how European governments are preparing to suppress social protests. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52cee4f9-572a-453a-b2b0-fc77fb5e24aO/euro-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z French police round up refugees in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/cala-j10.html On 2 July, 200 CRS riot police rounded up some 600 refugees in Calais. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/902853dd-c9fb-4dd6-8fc4-2f6342aa03dK/cala-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z German Greens justify police action against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/refu-j10.html Many of the refugees come from Syria, Libya and other countries where the US and its European allies, encouraged by the Greens, have fomented bloody civil wars. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80c85ecf-e350-4ca7-9cb7-73454724f53A/refu-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Former Spanish anti-evictions leader involved in new political manoeuvre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/cola-j10.html Guanyem Barcelona (Let’s Win Barcelona) is a new pseudo-left party that aims to divert the opposition of the Spanish working class into another cul-de-sac. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ed7dae7-2cbf-40b2-8329-633682ec40aM/cola-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z New disability payments system responsible for deaths in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/bene-j10.html Under the new eligibility system, thousands have died after being deemed fit for work, with thousands more denied benefit payments. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ac8bc51-c2f7-45bb-af0a-01ccef9b3c6P/bene-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Australian Labor Party props up Victorian state government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/vicp-j10.html Labor refused to bring down the Napthine government, and voted for its latest anti-working class austerity budget. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7a0737c-589b-425f-bea3-4951a5864ccO/vicp-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z New Zealand government backs Japan’s militarist revival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/nzjp-j10.html Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visited New Zealand to secure support for his “reinterpretation” of Japan’s constitution to allow troops to fight in overseas wars. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b2b87c5-4f97-4a12-899b-8b4d88c95b4I/nzjp-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Detroit water shutoffs hit families, ill and elderly residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/wate-j10.html Thousands more Detroit families had their water shut off this week as part of the city administration’s plan to cut service to 150,000 households who are overdue on their water bills. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4a3a2c-e657-405a-affa-66d7aa11332H/wate-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z HBO’s <em>Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr.</em> and <em>Ida</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/deni-j10.html The 40-minute documentary on the postwar American painter Robert De Niro, Sr. is a delicate and moving homage, in which his son, the actor Robert De Niro, figures prominently. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34b16425-0420-47da-bbba-b06b61aa0baG/deni-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Air strikes kill civilians as Israel prepares new Gaza bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/gaza-j09.html The Israeli blitz against the densely populated neighborhoods of Gaza has been politically prepared by weeks of anti-Palestinian incitement. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2b97ddd-9595-4c27-b503-12c95268102A/gaza-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z The US Supreme Court and religion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/pers-j09.html The US Supreme Court’s recent decisions upholding the “religious liberty” of corporations and other institutions signal a more aggressive repudiation of the country’s democratic and secular traditions. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdd8275-fec2-44cf-9e57-4d89dc732e8A/pers-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Obama calls for $3.7 billion border security “surge” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/immi-j09.html The funds will go toward building detention facilities, stepping up border checkpoints, and expanding the domestic use of military surveillance drones. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3d74b7-365b-4631-b79c-c4cb20cecd3E/immi-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Afghanistan in turmoil over presidential election result http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/afgh-j09.html Another foreign policy debacle for Washington is unfolding in Central Asia. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf7597fa-d910-41c0-bef8-403fbe0a309E/afgh-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Ukrainian army prepares siege of Donetsk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/ukra-j09.html After regaining control of Slavyansk, the Kiev regime has announced an offensive against the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78a93c23-6997-4c96-a220-522d5570ad7N/ukra-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Shinzo Abe’s Australian visit: Another step toward war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/japa-j09.html The corporate media establishment is backing the re-militarisation of Japan and its closer military ties with Australia. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9815894-50f2-44ac-9569-f7cbed5f4ebF/japa-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Violence in Chicago: A symptom of social breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/chic-j09.html While the local and national media has reported on years-long epidemic of youth violence, there has been no effort to examine the deeper causes of this human tragedy in America’s third most populous city. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e680f25c-2000-4514-8212-555e9bfaf70E/chic-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Truck drivers on strike at two California ports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/truc-s07.html Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on an indefinite strike Monday morning protesting against unfair practices, including lower than minimum wage pay, intimidation and retaliatory firing. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53029bcd-cac0-48bc-b91e-aa3d35ab414H/truc-s07.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z United Airlines to outsource 630 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/unal-j09.html The move by United takes place amidst a wave of cost-cutting by major airlines. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e8cd248-c953-4262-af34-3f320f3ce05J/unal-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian government seeks to lift bar on deporting refugees to face torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/tort-j09.html The bill seeks to reinstate a Labor government policy to permit the expulsion of asylum seekers who confront a distinct risk of being tortured. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c79138c-6c26-4d81-b437-f8cdbea8afbE/tort-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Chinese president seeks closer ties with South Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/kore-j09.html The developing relationship between China and South Korea has led to questions about Seoul’s relations with Washington. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f3306be-8412-40dc-b968-20941111e4dE/kore-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z German chancellor makes her seventh visit to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/merk-j09.html As on previous visits, the chancellor was accompanied by a business delegation. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bb6cae0-db60-425a-aa36-5179f375520O/merk-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian High Court leaves Sri Lankan refugees detained on high seas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/refu-j09.html Despite the flagrantly illegal character of the asylum seekers’ arbitrary detention, the court case leaves them in great danger. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27a259e0-0e26-4cf4-ac00-040a2935ff5B/refu-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Britain’s National Health Service “fraying at the edges” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/heal-j09.html The government’s slashing of National Health Service funding is the cause of the crisis. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e296575-2428-410f-a89f-1cc05e2cb59O/heal-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z French National Front threatens to burn an “ovenload” of its critics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/fnat-j09.html Jean-Marie Le Pen’s allusion to crematorium ovens and the fascist extermination of Jews appeals to pro-Nazi sentiment in and around the National Front. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92c80626-e514-49d8-9c65-116d116157fN/fnat-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Bulgaria’s financial instability fueled by EU-Russia conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/bulg-j09.html The confrontation between the European Union and Russia has led to a banking crisis in Bulgaria. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4271e0b3-51db-4629-8d03-313d3e9dd17B/bulg-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak spreads in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/ebol-j09.html International agencies say that the deadly Ebola virus is spreading out of control in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89a40a7e-edc1-423e-b078-f2b9ea3371aE/ebol-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit residents speak out on water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/vide-j09.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to Detroit residents as they waited in line at water payment centers, doing their best to get running water turned back on to their homes. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0be43d5-a0e4-4749-a1db-7ca659e963cO/vide-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Sir Walter Scott and the drama of history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/wave-j09.html Monday marked 200 years since the publication of <em>Waverley</em>, a novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), an event of genuine artistic and intellectual significance. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cab14bc3-bb2c-4b2e-b706-add2bcd60a2E/wave-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Following CIA spy revelations, German politicians turn on the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/bnd-j08.html The fierce reaction to the unmasking of a relatively low-ranking agent reflects a change in the direction of German foreign policy. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56b7226c-c5d5-4549-809d-8f39ab514efI/bnd-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Defend the rights of immigrant workers and youth! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/pers-j08.html The Obama administration, the Republican Party and the corporate media have all sought to criminalize immigrant workers, including the tens of thousands of children who have recently arrived on the southern border of the US. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2484429-d9c7-4763-b465-8009ce2fb7dN/pers-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Family of Tariq Khdeir denounces beating by Israeli police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/khde-j08.html At a press conference on Monday, the family of the 15-year-old US citizen denounced the Israeli police beating and the American government’s failure to secure Khdeir’s return home. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3c97fb1-bac9-4f6a-9588-866a1765efbJ/khde-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Japan’s Shinzo Abe cloaks militarism in “peace” pledges to Australian parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/abea-j08.html Prime Minister Abe’s speech underscores the militarist agenda behind the reinterpretation of the Japanese constitution. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8da71d4e-b4ee-4391-9ce5-7fd8ffb7eb7G/abea-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Japanese PM unveils “third arrow” of economic agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/japa-j08.html Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc6f23c-f7c4-4ab7-aa16-b3ebc251efcG/japa-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Obamacare drug benefits block access to vital medicines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/obam-j08.html Many ACA plans have “closed” drug formularies that exclude some drugs to treat chronic diseases, saddling patients with the full cost of these medications. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed0d308-4f7f-4ccb-ae82-61b61518966L/obam-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Facebook conducts emotion experiments linked to military research on political opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/face-j08.html Facebook users subjected to Orwellian psychological experimentation by scientists with ties to military research on political opposition movements. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c650a473-41de-447a-a58c-90216d51dc2P/face-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/wkrs-j08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdc9d2d7-1f5b-4901-968d-1fab5a9db8cD/wkrs-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Honduran government suspends gold mine rescue effort http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/hond-j08.html Eight miners have been trapped in a Honduran gold mine for nearly a week, and are presumed dead. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e3c05d-a893-459c-b89b-41a3b735624P/hond-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Israel calls up reserves, threatens to escalate attacks on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/isra-j08.html The United States quickly sided with Israel in the deepening confrontation with the Palestinians. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/427ad2be-843d-48ce-a0ff-6f25099453dL/isra-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z New York City police continue surveillance and repression under Mayor de Blasio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/nypd-j08.html Top police department officials are stoking fear over “terrorism” and an increase in shootings. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1530b70-cd96-42cf-89de-d0dae6e1229D/nypd-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Clinton on Edward Snowden: Who are the real criminals? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/snow-j08.html Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that whistleblower Edward Snowden should return to the United States and stand trial for of his actions in leaking top-secret documents that exposed illegal and unconstitutional spying by the National Security Agency. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/982644dc-46fa-4bd6-b582-bf08fb30abdF/snow-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z BNP Paribas fine highlights France-US tensions over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/bnpu-j08.html According to Vladimir Putin, the fine imposed on BNP Paribas by Washington was aimed at blocking the delivery of French warships to Russia. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca98668c-f9b1-46da-a98a-1e8eb5ec69fF/bnpu-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Greek government outlaws power workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/gree-j08.html 
The Greek government has again used dictatorial measures to end a strike. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5015b05a-61cf-4d55-87f3-fe64e72bd4aH/gree-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z UK: Former News of the World editor Coulson sentenced to 18 months in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/coul-j08.html Andy Coulson served as head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51207d48-6733-4ee4-a9d9-3f8e59b680fA/coul-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z India’s new government moves to implement big business agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/indi-j08.html India’s new government has signaled that it intends to gut all labor, environmental and social legislation that impedes corporate profit-making, while lavishing subsidies, tax cuts and other largesse on big business. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fea3fc5c-12d5-480f-81ee-88926de91b1D/indi-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Australia: Overseas students and workers nearly killed in Sydney fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/fire-j08.html Those living in the squalid premises were rescued but their plight highlights the dangers facing thousands of super-exploited young people. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0dcb7b3-3d2d-4fcf-908d-0076a371bafA/fire-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Veteran soul singer Bobby Womack dies, aged 70 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/bwom-j08.html One of the few remaining old-school soul singers still working, Womack left behind a remarkable body of work in rhythm and blues. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33aab3cb-3739-4272-8a54-77acb012021K/bwom-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Oppose Australia’s handover of refugees to Sri Lankan navy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/refu-j08.html The Socialist Equality parties of Australia and Sri Lanka call on working people in both countries and internationally to oppose the joint military operation in the Indian Ocean. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b499646c-7e09-4067-9162-61cb44c3f78P/refu-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Edlef Köppen’s <em>Higher Command</em>: An important novel on the First World War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/high-j08.html The semi-documentary character of this novel largely succeeds in making comprehensible the shattering impact of the war on the consciousness of millions. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7faa3fb2-b278-4bc9-9938-25cf043f4a0N/high-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z New revelations shatter US government lies on illegal surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/surv-j07.html Some 90 percent of those who have had their email and other communications intercepted by the NSA are members of the general public, including US citizens. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9f2f363-0189-44bf-8a86-a4cec1e984cM/surv-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z The 17,000 Dow: Surging towards a disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/pers-j07.html Explosive contradictions in global finance are building up as stock markets continue to rise. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2cd5bf-0b4b-4f45-adc1-e049847f687G/pers-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z US-backed regime retakes Slavyansk, threatens bloodbath in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/ukra-j07.html Having seized strategic towns, forces of the US-backed Ukrainian regime are attacking the major cities of Donetsk and Lugansk. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14ba8e5d-88d0-4dcd-b558-3739b68f5e4N/ukra-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Palestinian unrest spreads across Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/isra-j07.html Police have arrested six right-wing Israeli Jews, including several residents of illegal West Bank settlements, in the gruesome murder of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53928cf9-8a57-43c7-8093-5e7d840e3a2G/isra-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Israeli police savagely beat Palestinian-American youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/issb-j07.html The videotaped beating is an irrefutable demonstration of official Israeli violence and racism. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20d85b0d-4aa5-4a10-b7cb-6c9adbdc621B/issb-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z US-backed Egyptian junta announces massive electricity, fuel price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/egyp-j07.html In a declaration of war on the working class, the US-backed military junta announced cuts to fuel and electricity subsidies on which millions of Egyptians depend. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/054cc7f7-1391-441c-919f-fc96aa9ef98G/egyp-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Tony Blair to advise Egyptian dictator al-Sisi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/blai-j07.html Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is to advise Egyptian president and military dictator, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55932884-ec65-4d17-b64e-99907195340I/blai-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z British government planned a 100,000-strong Syrian proxy force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/syri-j07.html BBC’s “Newsnight” has revealed 2012 plans for the creation of a huge “rebel” army to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da8e0722-eba6-4195-9883-fa7bb714f51D/syri-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Obama announces increased border security and stepped-up deportations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/immi-j07.html Obama vowed last week to bypass Congress to increase spending on border policing and deportations. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3b23727-aa95-49a7-97bb-a29644812e4H/immi-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Philadelphia house fire kills four children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/phil-j07.html The fire was so fast-moving that neither neighbors nor firefighters, who arrived on the scene within three minutes, were able to rescue the four victims. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60cd593c-6414-4e98-b055-3df0136158eK/phil-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z California police officer savagely beats great-grandmother http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/cali-j07.html Last week, a California Highway Patrol officer was caught on tape repeatedly punching an unarmed woman in the face. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4853d716-df0e-4e5b-8766-6171f38a23aD/cali-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Low attendance at Australian anti-budget rallies exposes unions’ role http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/prot-j07.html Workers stayed away from the protests because they do not view the unions as organisations that fight for their interests. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a26e0ba6-3963-43c2-acab-552f3975548K/prot-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Workers and youth denounce Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/bint-j07.html World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with workers and youth attending protests yesterday [insert link] in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle against the Abbott government’s budget measures. None were aware that the main budget appropriation bills had already been passed by Labor and the Greens in the Senate. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9835c03-6832-47af-8c5a-124a1e69c22A/bint-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Financial elites and US envoy back Widodo in Indonesian presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/indo-j07.html Intensive efforts are being made to prevent a victory by Prabowo Subianto, who is regarded as less free market and less likely to align with Washington in its escalating confrontation with China. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/300af2e4-6456-4670-bf5b-110f18de5a1J/indo-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Dozens of refugees suffocate in boat off the coast of Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/refu-j07.html On June 30, the Italian Coast Guard discovered the bodies of 45 refugees in an overcrowded fishing boat. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b1cb82c-f048-4d4d-8131-e7316894d4eB/refu-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z German unions support the government’s war policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/dgb-j07.html The German Trade Union Federation (DGB) unreservedly supports the foreign policy of the grand coalition government and its return to great power politics and militiarism. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8f815ff-660c-4f54-ae93-a39e53242e2J/dgb-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z French asbestos scandal: Indictment of Socialist Party’s Martine Aubry quashed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/aubr-j07.html Aubry and the ruling Socialist Party share a heavy responsibility in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of workers due to asbestos. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c98a14b1-8ee2-465a-a92d-7d3bf270ec6L/aubr-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Detroit residents and water workers speak out against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/detr-j07.html The city of Detroit is racing ahead with its plans to shut off water to some 150,000 families who cannot afford to pay their water bills. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce309245-8df5-4ecb-bb14-d10c002a06fG/detr-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z The career of popular songwriter Gerry Goffin (1939-2014) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/goff-j07.html Lyricist Gerry Goffin passed away in June at the age of 75. Together with composer Carole King, he wrote many of the better known pop hits of the 1960s. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03c10ee6-4268-407f-b1ed-09a0cb3ab1aO/goff-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 7-13 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/twih-j07.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0bce21c-965a-41ef-8393-b8d186898b1D/twih-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Thousands demonstrate at funeral of slain Palestinian youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/isra-j05.html Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would delay any major military escalation for 24 hours while cease-fire talks with Hamas continued. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/099afc85-f3d4-4891-9465-4fbd76d475dC/isra-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z One year since the military coup in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/pers-j05.html The coup revealed the essential problem of the Egyptian revolution: the chasm between the elemental anger of the Egyptian population and the absence of political leadership. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ceba2c6-e08a-4fb8-8abc-9a79a92d245L/pers-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Australia: Workers and youth oppose war in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/irin-j05.html Interviews in Melbourne illustrated the deep hostility to US imperialism’s predatory wars in the Middle East, and Australia’s involvement. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8980b1c-2bda-43c7-9268-2fcee7f5dcfB/irin-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z US troops have secretly been deployed to Somalia since 2007 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/soma-j05.html Officials made clear that the US intends to escalate its military intervention in the strategic Horn of Africa. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd11310d-6bed-4865-84d3-33ed8b572b3N/soma-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court backs Christian college against contraception mandate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/cour-j05.html On Thursday, in the wake of its decision in the Hobby Lobby case, the US Supreme Court issued an order that further undermines workers’ rights and the separation of church and state. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a33cf7a7-28f1-40ab-b7db-5cbf4154ce0G/cour-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z The militarization of American public schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/syra-j05.html The high school will be closed and transformed into an academy focusing on training students for the military. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c31b2e6-0aed-449a-9595-125388a77f8L/syra-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Talks to end BC teachers’ strike collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/bcte-j05.html Talks to end a strike by 41,000 British Columbia public school teachers collapsed this week after the provincial government refused to discuss teachers’ demands. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4ff1ea3-6d1c-4d56-b1c3-fa66b049c94H/bcte-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Greek power workers threatened with state strikebreaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/priv-j05.html Workers at the Public Power Corporation in Greece began a 48-hour strike from midnight on Wednesday. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b2a6088-04dd-4245-9cf6-db3e5e270f1N/priv-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z German parliament agrees to minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/mini-j05.html The main purpose of the new German minimum wage is to silence critics of the country’s low-wage sector. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0748539a-3f0d-4458-a690-43acdcfa66eO/mini-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy denies influence peddling charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/sark-j05.html After being detained and indicted for corruption and influence peddling, Sarkozy denied the charges in an interview on Europe1 radio and TF1 television Wednesday. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ee36302-9fab-474c-b948-6487a7f9f63L/sark-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z UK police make one million stop and searches of young people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/stop-j05.html Only 10 percent of searches lead to an arrest and black people are six times more likely to be stopped than whites. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a245b4be-a8e4-4f8f-8fd0-1101675743eH/stop-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z German army to be equipped with drones http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/dron-j05.html On Wednesday, German defence minister Ursula Von der Leyen announced to parliament that the army is to be equipped with drones capable of carrying weapons. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/042de57c-e143-4ab8-969a-c37892b7f25D/dron-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z The way forward in the fight against budget austerity and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/prot-j05.html For all the sound and fury that Labor and the Greens have vented against the Abbott government, they voted to pass the appropriation bills. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/499de385-f9a2-461c-b892-f9b12da4443E/prot-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z UN appoints panel for inquiry into Sri Lankan human rights violations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/sril-j05.html The UNHRC probe into alleged war crimes signals intensifying US-led Western pressure on Colombo. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a97fa5ba-0583-4669-a68a-89e99c5a5f9O/sril-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Civilians were killed in New Zealand-US raid on Afghan village http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/nzaf-j05.html New evidence indicates that 6 civilians were killed and 15 wounded in a 2010 raid, exposing false claims by the New Zealand government that only “insurgents” were killed. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/644d4c89-a834-46f6-9f3a-1c9777ef742P/nzaf-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Three Philippine Senators arraigned on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/phil-j05.html President Benigno Aquino III’s anti-corruption campaign is in reality a drive to crush opposition in any section of government to his sharp turn toward US imperialism. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/671768b9-a5b6-420f-a845-7501faaff4aC/phil-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Former Scottish Socialist Party leader promotes nationalism in referendum campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/sher-j05.html On a recent tour, Tommy Sheridan did not issue a word of criticism of the Scottish National Party, Scotland’s main capitalist party. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd768221-91c7-4235-bb04-99da2f07349A/sher-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/labo-j05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2cc879e-d7da-4bc9-93fd-e37d26ec4b4C/labo-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z US general suggests re-invasion of Iraq if “national interests drive us there” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/iraq-j04.html Planning is being made for a full-scale intervention into what is a cauldron of conflicts and intrigues. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/273ff5a6-8466-4ece-a43a-1c5f37e3f4eA/iraq-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Equality and the Fourth of July http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/pers-j04.html The social, political and cultural state of present-day America make a mockery of the principles that are recalled and celebrated on July 4. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54bfb6ac-a129-47b6-b475-3f1a54aa019H/pers-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Israel bombs Gaza Strip, masses army on border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/isra-j04.html The military mobilization around Gaza is the largest since Israel’s last full-scale attack on the Palestinian territory in 2012. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c418c4dc-52fc-4ed8-9899-6fe8c3489f8J/isra-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan minister confirms Australia’s handover of Tamil refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/refu-j04.html The forced transfer of asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan navy is an attack on basic democratic rights, as well as a blatant violation of international law. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16b158a8-2a35-42f8-8498-0d6a48adcf2N/refu-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Ukraine: Berlin foreign ministers meeting brings no solution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/ukra-j04.html While the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine met in Berlin, Kiev continued its brutal offensive against eastern Ukrainian towns and villages. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c5bf107-bd3f-4493-a55f-0f9ee95fa5bB/ukra-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z US jobs report shows growth in part-time, low-wage work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/econ-j04.html The jobs created last month were largely part-time and low-wage, continuing the trend of replacing workers laid off during the 2008 crash with lower-paid, highly exploited employees. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f391890-0974-4cec-b273-428f0604960G/econ-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z A revealing speech by US Fed chief Yellen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/yell-j04.html The US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has committed to continuing the policies that are preparing the conditions for another financial crash. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f0adf8-0d21-4a7e-b688-9d7164efdd3C/yell-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z NSA targets anyone interested in online privacy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/nsas-j04.html This is the first leak on NSA surveillance that includes a portion of the actual source code in use, and it exposes the lie that the spy agency collects “only metadata.” Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55ec2f3f-fb4c-4629-b9fc-013aba3b714D/nsas-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/wkrs-j04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c701d40-ebc1-4d31-ba21-ef9b9a52c57M/wkrs-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Al Gore’s strange meeting in Canberra: More at stake than the carbon tax http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/agor-j04.html Given Clive Palmer’s pivotal role in the new Australian parliament, the White House requires a line of communication and leverage—something that Gore has conveniently provided. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/946eae32-f260-4470-adfa-74b7ec678f3M/agor-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court denies relief for juveniles sentenced to life in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/juve-j04.html On June 9, the US Supreme Court refused to hear a case in which Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court refused to make retroactive an earlier high court ruling banning mandatory life imprisonment without parole for those convicted as juveniles. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1088b6ee-305d-4f92-b003-296b98ab68bC/juve-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Greece’s SYRIZA steps up its overtures to big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/gree-j04.html SYRIZA has previously pledged that if it assumed power, it would pay off the vast majority of Greece €300 billion euro plus debt Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6aae097-d50e-4b2e-855e-24627adc01eK/gree-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z A telling incident: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ exchange with Sen. Elizabeth Warren http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/warr-j04.html The conversation that took place on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” between the host and the “progressive” senator from Massachusetts is deserving of at least a brief comment. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87ef4c8d-b262-48f9-95d6-90fc71da7c9D/warr-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Ten years at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/cass-j04.html Over the past decade, Cassini has continuously returned data on Saturn's rings, numerous moons and the planet itself. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6738939b-e49a-4b5a-8564-39bc1b0fa5fD/cass-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z A student’s perspective on the testing culture in America’s schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/test-j04.html A review of Ankur Singh’s documentary on the impact of high-stakes testing on students. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdd25b62-b21f-4c67-a524-37d17814313B/test-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Murder of Palestinian youth sparks unrest in Jerusalem http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/isra-j03.html When the murder of Muhammad Khudair became public knowledge Wednesday, Palestinian youth took to streets of the Shuafat and Beit Hanina neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6be244ee-1029-4562-a098-228455ba892D/isra-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z The re-emergence of Japanese militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/pers-j03.html Abe’s constitutional “reinterpretation” is a major step toward ending any legal restraint on the ability of Japanese imperialism to wage wars of aggression. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/299f61c5-8765-4e38-9f07-1ed2fc3a167H/pers-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Chilean court rules US played key role in Pinochet murder of Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/horm-j03.html Charles Horman was evidently singled out for elimination because he had detailed information about the direct role of the United States in the coup that overthrew Allende and installed General Pinochet as dictator. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38fdfc51-12e2-4993-b6ce-c67ebd2e8d3K/horm-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Federal student loan interest rates increase by nearly 1 percent this month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/educ-j03.html On July 1, the interest rates for federal student loans grew by almost one percent, adding to the already intolerable burden of student debt on young people. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2078194d-5812-4c49-86e9-36b02accacfF/educ-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z US students and graduates speak on the burden of college debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/stud-j03.html Forty percent of young people in the US call their student debt “overwhelming, ” according to a survey published by Wells Fargo last month. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/415f518c-2813-486b-9b05-ff1aec27658A/stud-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Obama-appointed civil liberties board upholds mass internet data collection by NSA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/obam-j03.html The administration's “reform” panel found that NSA electronic data mining does not violate the Fourth Amendment. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b236059b-2aa1-4656-a7a1-dc590b0e67eC/obam-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z German Left Party defends drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/left-j03.html In an interview with a German daily newspaper last Friday, Left Party leader Dietmar Bartsch gave his full backing to the German government’s foreign policy. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f31b5a16-e51b-42b8-b67d-a0e9685b4e9K/left-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Anti-Muslim hysteria surrounds World Cup in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/frwc-j03.html Public statements and policies stigmatizing Algerians during the World Cup reflect the escalating anti-immigrant hysteria seizing the French ruling elite. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b552dfe-2c7e-43f9-bc52-06f3f3565f4A/frwc-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Worker killed in chemical explosion at Indiana GM plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/mari-j03.html James L. Gibson, a 48-year-old worker for Quaker Chemical, was pronounced dead at Marion General Hospital about an hour after the blast. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0287d097-0684-4ca8-8ef4-50269bac8d4B/mari-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z £40 billion in UK local authority cuts by 2020 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/loca-j03.html By the end of the current parliament (2015), core funding for councils will have been reduced by 40 percent. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/485adac4-ecc2-492a-8ea9-a6a1a119ccdJ/loca-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Ontario’s union-backed government to accelerate austerity drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/onta-j03.html Re-elected with union support, Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne has vowed to impose years of concessionary contracts on public sector workers. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa69728-a278-4b2a-9bf3-c366f399443L/onta-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z New York Times backs Poroshenko’s offensive in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/ukra-j03.html The <em>Times</em> is advocating in Europe the policies of war and regime change it supported in the disastrous US interventions in the Middle East. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39a0809a-b3b7-41b9-9d3a-2b15db6c876E/ukra-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan military warns against exposing its involvement in anti-Muslim violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/sril-j03.html Brigadier Wanigasooriya’s threat is aimed at suppressing any disclosure of the sinister activities of military intelligence. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbf95afe-a7fd-4ca0-96a7-58b16d63809P/sril-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Australia’s Rich List: “Big wealth is back” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/rich-j03.html The number of billionaires reached a record of 39, primarily because of rises in property and share values. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12864fc6-1376-401f-954b-2e05add9940D/rich-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/icfi-j03.html One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years after the start of World War II, the imperialist system is once again threatening humanity with a catastrophe. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5930b3a8-f153-48f9-bab8-ec4cca3c71dF/icfi-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Israeli government prepares onslaught against Palestinian people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/isra-j02.html Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized on the tragic death of the young men as the pretext for escalating Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43766e8a-60fd-45af-be74-81692e0d4cdD/isra-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z A deepening global economic and financial breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/pers-j02.html The Bank for International Settlements has warned that the supply of ultra-cheap money to financial markets is creating the conditions for another crash. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8774cd1-a1dd-4507-aa9a-dff96389f62B/pers-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Poroshenko launches bloody assault on eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/ukra-j02.html Ukrainian President Poroshenko authorised artillery bombardments around the rebel-controlled cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, following the end of a nominal ceasefire. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fd7aeec-100b-4bb6-9637-221a21e8669J/ukra-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Jordan deploys troops along border with Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/jord-j02.html The civil war in Iraq is drawing in Washington’s allies in the region, including Jordan—long hailed as an oasis of stability in the Middle East. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbefa45f-4220-4499-9ac4-33265f30983O/jord-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrested in corruption case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/sark-j02.html Sarkozy is the first French head of state to be imprisoned since fascist dictator and Nazi collaborator Marshal Philippe Pétain was jailed on treason charges after World War II. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eae0039-280c-4bdf-8698-a1948383906M/sark-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Australia to hand Tamil refugees to Sri Lankan navy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/refu-j02.html If confirmed, the forced transfer of asylum seekers to the military forces whose violence they are fleeing will be a flagrant violation of the international Refugee Convention. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fe3ddbd-5622-4bef-a164-3f21d771ee3K/refu-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z New documents highlight sweeping NSA surveillance powers at home and abroad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/spyi-j02.html Congressional legislation and secretive executive decrees have invested the NSA with virtually unlimited authority to spy on targets around the world. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1498de4b-7e06-48f5-a61e-001b9a81695B/spyi-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Documents indicate GM tops knew of ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/gmot-j02.html New documents released by Congress indicate high-ranking GM executives knew as early as 2005 about an ignition defect tied to fatal crashes. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36de8084-1943-440c-a948-25e844bf80fH/gmot-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Contract expires for Pacific Coast dockworkers in US and Canada http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/dock-j02.html As of July 1, 20,000 West Coast dockworkers have been working without a contract Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7e29639-0c4a-448e-92ff-f01e50cb815H/dock-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Green Party hypocrisy over protests by refugees in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/gree-j02.html Refugees in Berlin are demanding the democratic right to be free to choose where they live, work and raise a family. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89b8ef06-4067-4553-b1b9-263591ffe92D/gree-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z NZ government aligns more closely with US amid rising tensions with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/nziq-j02.html Visiting the US, Prime Minister John Key joined President Obama in siding against China in its territorial disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb628c74-9354-4370-b95b-95212651987G/nziq-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Oppose the witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/sawh-j02.html The witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative is aimed at intimidating opponents of the Abbott government. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cce5f8c9-2b1d-411b-9964-1fa06d92e45I/sawh-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z UK unions propose one-day protest strike over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/stri-j02.html Since coming to power in May 2010, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has been able to mount a one-sided assault on the working class thanks to the unions. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecb0fc10-4290-41b7-8417-47a6d59be4cO/stri-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the Civil Rights Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/civi-j02.html The Civil Rights Act came in response to the mass protests known as the Civil Rights movement that swept the American South beginning in the 1950s. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb9ee90d-d066-4fbe-aa4b-2f0d6acc8efE/civi-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Detroit residents call water shutoffs a “crime” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/detr-j02.html The city’s drive to shut off water service to three thousand households every week is in full swing, spelling catastrophe for the approximately 150,000 Detroit households with overdue water bills. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a13f0fa6-238e-4956-bee8-d6c65183ca5F/detr-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z How the charter school racket operates in Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/char-j02.html Over the past two decades, Michigan has become “ground zero” for the spread of for-profit charter schools. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9ad8458-ea2d-47cc-960b-c62021a0f8aJ/char-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court attacks First Amendment, workers’ rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/cour-j01.html The US Supreme Court has upheld a reactionary challenge by employers claiming to oppose contraception on religious grounds to a provision of Obama’s health care law mandating that employee insurance plans include coverage for birth control. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62525be0-8ccc-46bf-9e9a-0b382f1163dK/cour-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z America’s paramilitary police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/pers-j01.html While the political establishment never loses the opportunity to declare there is no money for health care or education, billions of dollars are made available to equip the police with the latest instruments of violence. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffebb029-5eb1-4829-b151-b03f744ce9aL/pers-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court rules against SEIU in union dues case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/seiu-j01.html The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Illinois “fair share” statute that compelled home health care workers to pay union dues even if they were not members of the union. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6cf4c18-fea8-4908-86b3-b6eea6f7c96C/seiu-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama sends more US troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/iraq-j01.html The latest contingent of 300 troops arrived Sunday to provide security at the Baghdad airport. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fece671-a95d-401a-9fe3-e51e81846ebD/iraq-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Israel attacks Palestinian territories after bodies of missing youth discovered http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/isra-j01.html From the time the boys disappeared, Netanyahu and his government shamelessly exploited their fate. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b45bf619-7cb5-4bca-a1f4-f0027685e0fH/isra-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Anti-militarism protester sets himself alight in Tokyo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/japa-j01.html The protest indicates the depth of opposition in Japan to the government’s reinterpretation of the constitution to permit “collective self-defence.” Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ef915e5-d057-4b2c-a059-d8aeba70c80D/japa-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama nominates ex-CEO to head Veterans Affairs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/mcdo-j01.html Robert McDonald has been chosen to lead the VA not for his experience in health care or civil service administration, but as an executive at a Fortune 500 company. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f80b45d-f4e1-4bf6-afe1-802d53e5785D/mcdo-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z AFSCME union pushes through deal against Detroit city workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/afsc-j01.html The move confirmed the full support of the union for the Plan of Adjustment, which includes large cuts to pensions and retiree health care benefits. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51951ed9-3b25-4a0a-9560-cb9f3aed96eL/afsc-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Jailed Maruti Suzuki workers in India continue to be denied bail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/maru-j01.html The bail application hearing for the framed-up Maruti Suzuki India workers continues to drag on in the Supreme Court. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3aaaf140-22a4-4f2c-a4f3-e53be0c526fE/maru-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z GM makes minimal offer to crash victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/gene-j01.html GM hopes to settle on the cheap its liabilities from a deadly ignition defect tied to numerous fatal crashes. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdde8a85-9243-4ec8-8546-b88e07e4b13B/gene-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Italian comedian Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star Movement joins ranks with the far right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/gril-j01.html The alliance with UKIP is confirmation of the right-wing character of Beppe Grillo’s M5S. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e7a7e29-f29d-4e65-96d1-39bb7c0ea96C/gril-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Unions, pseudo-lefts strangle strike against French rail privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/sncf-j01.html The unions and the pseudo-left parties only called the strikes in order to keep a struggle against the cuts from erupting outside of their control. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99f61afa-4567-4389-8d43-1da4ecff30dC/sncf-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z UK: Labour Party targets unemployed youth for benefit withdrawal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/yout-j01.html The punitive policy means that youth without A-levels or equivalent qualifications would lose their income unless they enroll in vocational training courses. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55c3a087-33a1-446c-9253-8046503e5afG/yout-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Australian government report outlines dismantling of welfare system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/mccl-j01.html The proposed measures would see thousands of people forced into deeper poverty and low-wage employment. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c094f8e5-6d50-414b-b009-81f46ad5c43F/mccl-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Australian Senate pushes through budget appropriation bills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/budg-j01.html While not ending the impasse of the budget, Labor and the Greens have quietly passed the essential legislation to allow the Abbott government to keep functioning. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b2253d9-392e-47b0-88a7-40922621de4D/budg-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/wkrs-j01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef31caa4-0477-42c9-940a-ca0e332cf63C/wkrs-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z <em>The Internet’s Own Boy</em>: Documentary about “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/swar-j01.html The film documents the life of Aaron Swartz, the open Internet activist and web technology prodigy who committed suicide after being hounded by the US government. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f01de7b-e6d8-4ebb-9692-0984446b5f7C/swar-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama seeks $2 billion to speed up deportation of child immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/immi-j30.html The White House will ask Congress Monday for $2 billion to detain and deport Central American child migrants in south Texas. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61efda08-e339-4727-b3e0-278fc3e3b38D/immi-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/pers-j30.html The destruction wrought by US imperialism in Iraq, Libya and Syria is an indictment not merely of a set of policies, but of an entire corrupt, predatory social order. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebda0725-bdf0-40a6-ab23-e89c8344b81F/pers-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Regional powers drawn into Iraq civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/iraq-j30.html The civil war in Iraq is deepening into a nightmarish conflict for which the United States bears chief responsibility. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/658f4f1e-420e-4703-887c-c65fc433df1H/iraq-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Another global financial crisis in the making, Bank for International Settlements warns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/econ-j30.html The BIS report is the latest in a series of warnings that the present financial boom is creating the conditions for another crisis. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1488407-d409-49fd-bf80-5d05e6bdc9fD/econ-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine’s economic crisis to intensify http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/ukra-j30.html A new report by the Civil Initiatives Committee documents the devastating impact the Ukraine-EU agreement will have on the country’s economy. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1026394-5d4a-4da9-94ae-9916a0a6382K/ukra-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z German politicians, media seek to criminalize opponents of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/germ-j30-1.html The German media and politicians are discussing legislation to combat widespread anti-war sentiment. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b825581e-462e-4a42-9060-6829f7ee2f4F/germ-j30-1.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z UK journalist threatened with arrest under Terrorism Act for filming protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/terr-j30.html Alex Evans from the <em>Sheffield Star</em> was at the city’s train station filming a pensioners’ protest when he was ordered to delete his footage. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/915429b2-99dc-40ff-be13-bf5a745e96fM/terr-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Workers on Detroit water shutoffs: “They are making it so you can’t live” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/shut-j30.html Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is backing a brutal shutoff policy aimed at residents who are behind in their water bills. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c4f16ad-07b0-4f19-85d7-24594e00e7dN/shut-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z How Bill Clinton cashed in after leaving White House http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/clin-j30.html Bill Clinton has made millions of dollars speaking before Wall Street bankers. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/331e5a7a-5ada-4da5-ad70-cc23b5d8067G/clin-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania budget: Layoffs, cuts to education and pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/penn-j30.html Governor Tom Corbett is demanding pensions be cut and liquor stores privatized as part of any budget deal. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7daa496-6e95-4509-9fce-c429293a047A/penn-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Maryland governor blocks strike by Johns Hopkins Hospital workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/john-j30.html Union officials welcomed the government intervention. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1f010b6-5d2f-4225-a3d2-ac6d5797666P/john-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z German automaker BMW reports record sales, prepares attacks on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/germ-j30.html In close collaboration with the trade unions, Germany’s third largest automaker is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ba313ae-f1ba-4ab4-a3bc-57fef030a44N/germ-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president warns against protests over anti-Muslim attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/sril-j30.html Rajapakse’s government is threatening a police and security crackdown on demonstrations, while blaming Muslims for threatening social “harmony.” Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d12520e-c116-4609-877d-47e4b3bc176D/sril-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z EU summit in Ypres: National conflicts and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/euro-j30.html The EU does not preserve European peace. It is a breeding ground for social inequality, nationalism and war. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a7ab5c1-8243-48a8-ab38-35c53552bb1E/euro-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z <em>… And Then You Shoot Your Cousin</em>: The Roots satirize the hip hop world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/root-j30.html Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, The Roots have produced some of the more interesting and oppositional music in hip hop. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/464f0fea-695a-4a06-b1fd-6c61cae42a1D/root-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Oppose police sabotage of SEP workers’ inquiry in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/seps-j30.html The decision to prevent the SEP delivering the findings of the Independent Workers Inquiry into Water Pollution was taken at the top levels of the government. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/443779b7-e18d-479f-a8e4-b1d6a5f990cJ/seps-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic “buffer zone” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/cour-j30.html The US Supreme Court last Thursday unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that barred anyone other than patients, medical staff, police and passers-by from coming within a 35-foot radius of entrances to abortion clinics. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/796add5d-886a-4dbb-bad2-359c61d4036M/cour-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 30-July 6 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/twih-j30.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07849080-87a0-435a-8dd2-315d00da9b4O/twih-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine’s EU Association Agreement a prelude to further bloodshed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/ukra-j28.html The refusal of Ukraine’s then-president, Viktor Yanukovych, to sign the deal last November was used by the United States and Germany to initiate a coup led by pro-Western oligarchs and fascist forces. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32455fc0-3a86-42d7-a169-22fe8356399B/ukra-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Sarajevo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/pers-j28.html Today marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event that triggered the outbreak of World War I. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81e387d5-b859-4c58-8852-29f4d9e85f5B/pers-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z US escalates intervention in Mideast crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/syri-j28.html On Thursday, the White House asked Congress to authorize $500 million for direct US military training and equipment for Sunni insurgents fighting the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a92b9b6-0f60-4b6f-be62-49c9c2f3472H/syri-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Kiev deploys fascists against political opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/fasc-j28.html The Ukrainian government is deploying paramilitary groups in close collaboration with the army against opposition in the eastern part of the country. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ceb08db-0b2c-43f9-85c5-cb12139339fG/fasc-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Blackwater mercenaries on trial in US court for 2007 Iraq massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/blck-j28.html The September 16, 2007 shootings by Blackwater mercenaries left 14 Iraqis dead and wounded 18 others in Baghdad’s Nisour Square. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e98cc62e-10d1-408d-a5a5-d2843f3c6a6G/blck-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Union-sponsored bill to fast track the firing of teachers signed by California governor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/cali-j28.html The legislation signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown will be used to remove better-paid, more experienced teachers. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8d4b5f8-d01c-4584-94bd-61783b1ae77O/cali-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Education “reform” group to file lawsuit against teacher tenure in New York State http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/nyct-j28.html Following the California court ruling striking down teacher tenure in the state, a corporate-backed education “reform” organization is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging New York state tenure and seniority laws for teachers. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4a6a950-fc14-4b19-8616-5d489b855e5G/nyct-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to placate bond markets with austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/rico-j28.html Faced with a continuing debt crisis, Governor Alejandro García Padilla is imposing austerity measures to protect the position of lenders. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5d5ab85-5088-4cb2-844e-ab1afa9de10M/rico-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z SNP presents draft constitution for independent Scotland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/scot-j28.html The draft constitution includes a series of hollow pledges that commit the authors to nothing. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a4beea4-632d-444e-9961-246b623f266I/scot-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Western Sydney residents denounce budget assault on health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/maus-j28.html The budget measures will force working class people to choose between going to the doctor and meeting other pressing needs. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f25f61a-29a1-472b-b863-d73485c2311K/maus-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Official Japanese report whitewashes wartime sexual slavery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/japa-j28.html The Abe government’s review calls into question the formal 1993 apology for the army’s abuse of women during World War II. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b7da6cc-1032-4e84-8215-ec345967dffC/japa-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z “Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video” at New York’s Guggenheim Museum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/phot-j28.html The work of the African American artist (born 1953) has been widely praised for its examination of race, gender and class. “Class” now comes in a distant third. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4d971e2-64c9-4e79-a440-5c9b8c87be3L/phot-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/labo-j28.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ecd452c-043e-4aca-8bdf-51b69d490f8J/labo-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Region-wide war threatens as Iraqi state disintegrates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/iraq-j27.html Iraq’s prime minister has turned toward enlisting the assistance of Shiite militias, the Iranian Shiite regime and Russia. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a4a8d4d-5e5d-464c-90d2-600ec9e14c9A/iraq-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Detroit water shutoffs violate human rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/pers-j27.html A UN agency has issued a statement condemning the city’s decision to cut off water service to tens of thousands of poor and unemployed. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9c1b3ee-74a6-4985-93fb-c086f5a9d7bP/pers-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z US, NATO deliver fresh ultimatums to Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/nato-j27.html Secretary of State Kerry warned that Moscow had just “hours” to take steps to end the revolt in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcae1ec1-3219-440c-b5b2-b3a23d24908F/nato-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z ACLU report exposes US federal government’s role in creating “paramilitary police” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/aclu-j27.html The ACLU report concludes that the “federal government has justified and encouraged the militarization of local law enforcement.” Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d540e5d4-d86a-4195-b19d-005954309b3A/aclu-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z The return of the state secret police in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/germ-j27.html Top secret documents provided to the media by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden make clear the close collaboration between US and German intelligence agencies. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7531dcf7-3a68-4d32-bd32-211493e5a85C/germ-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Chicago Public Schools lays off 1,150 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/chic-j27.html The layoffs affect more than 500 teachers and 650 assistants and school staff, in the latest attack on public education. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0aa2fc7c-19c8-439e-9442-ac03eedb10bG/chic-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Inequality doubles in the US between 2003-2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/ineq-j27.html A report by a group of University of Michigan researchers documents that inequality has nearly doubled in the US since 2003, with the median American household losing 36 percent of its wealth. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46a99543-4ce6-40c4-9c39-cc27cf159e6F/ineq-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania school district contract to cut 15 percent of teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/wilk-j27.html The Wilkinsburg Education Association has accepted a contract that will lay off 15 percent of district teachers. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1973c652-8b38-4d05-b1db-37f395bd998P/wilk-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z News of the World hacking trial ends: Scandal still poses threat to Britain’s ruling elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/hack-j27.html Despite the end of this week’s trial, the <em>News of the World</em> hacking scandal is far from over and still poses a significant threat to Britain’s ruling elite. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93527f31-3f43-491b-8b39-cc4e9507ecbC/hack-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z South African platinum miners return to work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/safr-j27.html The five-month strike of 70,000 South African platinum miners is over following the acceptance of a deal by the Association of Miners and Construction Union. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a5e7763-1caa-4b36-b628-e86706f08f4F/safr-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian government faces parliamentary logjam over austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/budg-j27.html Deep public hostility to the May 13 budget threatens to produce a political crisis. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f384032-9285-4863-8a94-6125764e5ecM/budg-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Anti-Chinese campaign backfires on New Zealand Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/nzla-j27.html The claims and counter-claims over the Liu affair indicates the fetid atmosphere swirling around all the parties, three months from national elections. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7402297-4e4c-4ee4-a8f8-3a18605af8dM/nzla-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Clint Eastwood’s <em>Jersey Boys</em>: The story of The Four Seasons on screen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/jers-j27.html Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial effort is a film version of the popular musical that premiered on Broadway in 2005 and revived interest in the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2334c9d2-453f-4064-8532-0fb23ebc4c9M/jers-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z New York’s Metropolitan Opera demands major givebacks from thousands of employees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/met-j27.html The ruling elite is demanding complete control over all aspects of cultural life. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5141e62-833b-4c21-94a6-162f15b946eH/met-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/eli-j27.html The actor’s career spanned 65 years and intersected with the work of many leading figures in the film and theater worlds. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5648b64b-e5a4-4dc3-b411-536b807476eD/eli-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/work-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3591fb7d-d1bc-4a2f-a779-8cfe56cc844D/work-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z US economic output tumbled by 2.9 percent in the first quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/econ-j26.html The sharp contraction expresses the fact that, nearly six years after the 2008 crash, the US economy remains mired in slump. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dd1d69e-90ee-4697-847e-ea9fc5c044aJ/econ-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z The fiasco of Kerry’s Middle East tour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/pers-j26.html The US secretary of state’s emergency trip to the region only underscored the hypocritical and criminal policies that have led to the current debacle in Iraq. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/472eef8b-b316-4829-9035-bdb43410f25I/pers-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Recent report confirms: US depleted uranium weapons targeted civilian areas in Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/uran-j26.html In total, more than 440,000 kilograms of radioactive depleted uranium was used in Iraq, resulting in some 300 known contaminated sites. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e5af205-d74a-47cc-840d-04f9a4dcda9F/uran-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z EU summit in Ypres: The end of the European Union in its current form http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/euro-j26.html In the runup to the Ypres summit, the debate over who should be the next president of the European Commission escalated to a point that makes any compromise virtually impossible. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a06760b-ebf6-41f3-a21f-e13eaf070f3F/euro-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Australian government’s phony defence of journalist jailed in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/jail-j26.html While claiming to be dismayed by Peter Greste’s fate, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given his full support to the US-backed junta in Cairo. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/357a50c1-b7e9-472d-81c3-8b7ee39cb03O/jail-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Child labour: A global scourge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/chil-j26.html According to the ILO, 168 million children in 2012 were subjected to “unacceptable” forms of child labour. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef3d751b-88b3-469d-a1a7-af2849d096fM/chil-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z German Social Democrats, Greens, Left Party support German war policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/germ-j26.html In a recent panel discussion at a well known Berlin café, the SPD, Greens and Left Party supported the revival of German militarism. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54779517-e84e-4a85-bdc8-17a160ee49dA/germ-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan Muslims describe brutal communal violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/alut-j26.html In Aluthgama, houses were burnt to ashes, windows broken, TV sets ruined and vehicles burnt out. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e12e2fc-c4d0-441f-b358-86bad6aa1c1D/alut-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Recall delayed because General Motors refused to call power steering failure a safety issue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/genm-j26.html Despite thousands of complaints, GM classified the problem as a “customer satisfaction” issue. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5ac14da-7513-411e-a01f-44b009e6cb1B/genm-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z US primary elections show low level of popular interest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/prim-j26.html Prominent black Democratic politicians called for a vote for the incumbent Republican senator in Mississippi to defeat his Tea Party challenger. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b45748cf-0daa-423e-b298-70e0892990dH/prim-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Sister of man fatally shot by Albuquerque Police: “They treated him like a terrorist” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/tamm-j26.html The WSWS talked to Tammy Redwine, whose brother was fatally shot by Albuquerque Police on March 25. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22b2ea30-896b-44dc-aee6-c781f87a945I/tamm-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court rejects unlimited warrantless cell phone searches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/cell-j26.html The decision may appear to be a triumph for democratic rights and electronic privacy, but this interpretation is erroneous. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ff501ff-16ea-46a3-a3dc-418d89ed1c8G/cell-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/sepm-j26.html There is an urgent need to build a new mass international movement against imperialism and war. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57b8d24b-8608-402d-bc6c-5584cdf90feJ/sepm-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z New studies reveal further details of Higgs particle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/higg-j26.html CERN physicists have directly measured the connection of the Higgs to the b-quark and the tau lepton. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99c6b239-0e8d-4583-afba-081229c0de8P/higg-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan to release “secret” album to highest-paying bidder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/wuta-j26.html The notion that the official hip hop world represents anything “subversive” or “oppositional” is laughable and should be put to rest, once and for all. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b729978-596e-49d9-bbf6-b4c40666cc8J/wuta-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Kurdish region rebuffs US appeals for unity with Iraqi government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/kurd-j25.html The KRG has exploited the Sunni uprising to substantially expand territory under its control. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e187c747-1324-421a-bedb-f7c7e71a049F/kurd-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z The Obama drone murder memo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/pers-j25.html The long-suppressed Justice Department memo released Monday establishes that the president of the United States, Barack Obama, in the most calculated and criminal manner, oversaw the murder of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dcf1524-1c0c-40fb-b888-cffbe2198a6G/pers-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Israel stoking conflict in Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Occupied Territories http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/isra-j25.html In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Netanyahu gave a frank insight into the politically criminal thinking of the Israeli ruling elite. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b64c5cef-4bed-44a2-922e-bd66b1c2828O/isra-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Bugging affair unleashes government crisis in Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/pola-j25.html Just weeks after celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the 1989 elections, which saw the Solidarity movement defeat the Communist Party, the Polish government faces a serious crisis. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/258be145-c4b9-4fe1-ab3c-6abcc33b037I/pola-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z New reports confirm economic stagnation in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/euro-j25.html The economic crisis in Europe is increasingly shifting from the periphery to the core of the continent. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46fc7f3e-7a5f-4a82-b448-cbf32f14011K/euro-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Multi-millionaire Hillary Clinton denies she is part of the “truly well-off” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/clin-j25.html Bill and Hillary Clinton have earned more than $100 million in speaking fees from corporations and business foundations. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69b9a936-be4d-499c-96ef-f285907932fC/clin-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Albuquerque, New Mexico rally to protest police brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/albq-j25.html The Albuquerque police department has carried out a series of fatal shootings over the past several years. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59ed9ebd-3d8f-4857-a79e-ca4cd25168dL/albq-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z New revelations of neglect and coverup at US veterans health care facilities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/vete-j25.html Psychiatric patients languished for years without treatment at one VA facility, while “deceased” records were removed from files at another so veterans would not be counted as having died waiting for care. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/207a507c-0874-4463-87da-d98ef24c8a0D/vete-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Energy Department report calls New Mexico radiation leak “preventable” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/nmwa-j25.html The report concluded that key equipment was poorly maintained and that workers were intimidated to prevent them from raising safety issues. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/209c8eb4-0040-408d-93c1-fa4d43a50cdM/nmwa-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Australian shift on East Jerusalem provokes diplomatic furore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/jeru-j25.html The Abbott government’s stance may well point to a wider shift taking place in ruling circles, particularly in the US, on the status of occupied Palestinian territories. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcca388f-ae2e-451f-a1cd-87a7b0555aeJ/jeru-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Australian government plans new citizenship and surveillance powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/terr-j25.html Under the guise of preventing the return of “terrorists” from Syria and Iraq, new anti-democratic measures are being prepared. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51a08374-de06-48e5-8952-0528b19fd56F/terr-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Jobs losses at Kellogg’s UK part of global profit drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/kell-j25.html Job cuts form part of the firm’s Global Business Services (GBS) restructuring plans. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dd52c76-8f12-421f-a0da-d74dd1d32f0H/kell-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z ISIS offensive in Iraq exposes French pseudo-left’s support for Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/npai-j25.html The NPA is seeking to cover up its responsibility in pressing for imperialism to arm Sunni Islamist militias in the region, while downplaying the risk of a wider war. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3762c68b-725f-4b22-9117-6cecd5eaa8fE/npai-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/futu-j25.html As an artistic movement, Futurism was not much more than an Italian variant of other European modernist trends. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35faa9d9-092d-4e40-b81f-c5d667552d4M/futu-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Memo on drone killings of US citizens makes case for presidential dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/dron-j24.html The Obama administration memo constitutes prima facie evidence of crimes against international law, the US Constitution, and the democratic rights of the American people. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a26c755b-8449-4ef1-a993-9ea76d36486A/dron-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Washington’s persecution of immigrant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/pers-j24.html The Obama White House has responded to a humanitarian crisis of its own making with the methods of police repression. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/658167be-9627-4496-a5e8-d09a1198c0cK/pers-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z In Baghdad, Kerry threatens US military action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/iraq-j24.html The US secretary of state said that President Obama could order military attacks on Sunni militants without waiting for a governmental shakeup in Iraq. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56d22ac2-2aa1-4c9f-992d-bbeedd768a1G/iraq-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists after show trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/egyp-j24.html Egyptian courts sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to long prison sentences yesterday on trumped-up charges of conspiring with the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfdc60be-4f30-48b7-ac95-801646cdcbeJ/egyp-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/gree-j24.html Greenwald’s speeches on the West Coast exhibit many of the same strengths—and some of the same limitations—as his recent book <em>No Place to Hide</em>, which the journalist is touring to promote. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c878815a-db7f-4ff3-809d-14f8d1c8b83N/gree-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z British Columbia teachers’ strike enters second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/bcte-j24.html The Liberals have ravaged education budgets, driving up class sizes, reducing teacher-support programs, and slashing teachers’ wages and benefits. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c389490-db1f-403f-81b2-80d09cf811bK/bcte-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court backs hedge fund against Argentina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/arge-j24.html Following a New York court decision, Argentina faces financial default and a payments crisis for the second time since 2001. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbd5c5c0-ccc1-4566-a425-9a76182bdd9A/arge-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Growing social inequality in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/germ-j24.html The reduction in the unemployment figures touted by the government is connected with the rise in precarious employment. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/315d798f-856e-465c-9d9e-f1c8afa60b2K/germ-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z UK’s People’s Assembly stages anti-austerity protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/peop-j24.html The purpose of the People’s Assembly protest was to sow illusions in the trade unions, which have not lifted a finger to fight austerity. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96be99e8-8dec-4a11-89a1-070e006b2bbL/peop-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Supreme Court limits federal regulation of greenhouse gases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/cour-j24.html The US Supreme Court has curtailed the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases associated with climate change. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e406e4b-b9ab-4e4c-9fb5-18542fdcfb4L/cour-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z China’s premier signs major trade deals with Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/grec-j24.html A total of 271 private meetings were held between the Greek delegation and Chinese investors. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14b45600-53ba-4689-943e-d80ab95d5b3C/grec-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z China-Vietnam talks fail to end tensions over oil rig http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/viet-j24.html As part of its “pivot to Asia,” the US has deliberately stoked territorial disputes between China and its neighbours, including Vietnam. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2471361-e38b-4821-957b-370e2a361abL/viet-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z New Zealand forestry inquiry into workers’ deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/nzfo-j24.html Via an “independent review,” employers, the government and the trade unions are working together to try to head off anger over the mounting toll in the timber industry. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b17f0890-5e16-4cb6-af3c-14c4cac0168K/nzfo-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Prolific composer and master jazz pianist Horace Silver dies at 85 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/silv-j24.html Horace Silver, the noted pianist and composer central to the hard bop school of jazz, has passed away, leaving a legacy of outstanding recordings made during the 1950s and 1960s. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8813d3e8-1f91-41d3-8792-c9a49fd9988O/silv-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/wkrs-j24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d17cf49a-bf91-4c4a-8dc0-bc8e544d939J/wkrs-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Kerry affirms US support for Egyptian junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/egyp-j23.html In a show of support for the blood-soaked military regime in Egypt, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Sunday. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94c7e767-3078-46ec-b9cc-fd2e3209763D/egyp-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Democracy and the debacle in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/pers-j23.html While divided over tactics in the pursuit of global power, the different factions of the US state and military apparatus are united on at least one issue: they bear no responsibility for anything. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87bb8184-19f3-4788-8922-d0785253005P/pers-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z US moves inciting sectarian warfare throughout the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/iraq-j23.html The messages from the White House are both incendiary and politically incoherent. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/111234df-2e70-4cf0-8d6d-0acb425fd28L/iraq-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Detroit workers oppose return of US forces to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/irin-j23.html Obama’s announcement that the US will send military “advisors” to Iraq has prompted broad popular opposition. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c7c6b6c-c903-4d2f-a80e-139fa4ed307K/irin-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Government military offensive in eastern Ukraine continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/ukra-j23.html Ukraine’s armed forces are continuing what they describe as an “anti-terrorist” operation in eastern Ukraine against pro-Russian separatists opposed to the Kiev regime installed by the Western powers. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/549aed7a-ccb9-40c8-af46-e69fcd2894bD/ukra-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan Muslims protest Buddhist extremist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/musl-j23.html Hundreds demonstrated last week against the escalating violence in Sri Lanka against Muslims. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38fc9c94-2107-4029-aa9c-b69ef117211N/musl-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z US workers speak on gas prices related to renewed conflict in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/gasp-j23.html Workers in US cities spoke to the WSWS about how they are affected by higher gasoline prices, with many taking the opportunity to denounce war in Iraq. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e94846a-fcf7-41bb-9e77-29bea7e1b52I/gasp-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Mass graves of undocumented migrants found in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/migr-j23.html Anthropologists found dozens of bodies, some of which were stacked on top of one another or wrapped in trash bags, at a south Texas cemetery. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e893bc5f-b407-482e-8e13-9373561af0aP/migr-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Every Internet user in the UK can be spied on without a warrant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/surv-j23.html Tempora operates on a similarly massive scale to that of Prism and is able to record 600 million “telephone events” per day. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab74c098-2024-4d14-bb4c-b5203639e88H/surv-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z GM-Opel: Union “social wage contract” splits German auto workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/opel-j23.html The union-backed contract is the climax of a campaign to carry out the closure of the GM-Opel factory in Bochum. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c47dd2ff-b2f2-40d8-b18b-bd3982efcebI/opel-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the murder of the Mississippi civil rights workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/miss-j23.html James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner sacrificed their lives in the struggle for democratic rights and social equality. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/072d4439-e8a2-423e-833c-e648abf2f7aP/miss-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Australia: Sunday penalty rates slashed for hospitality workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/pena-j23.html The decision cuts the wages of tens of thousands of casual workers who depend on Sunday penalties to supplement their low wages. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9d59cf8-0ddb-4fc3-8489-06e62f23b9aJ/pena-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 23-29 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/twih-j23.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84d1b5fb-2ea1-47be-9c4c-9b704513fa2B/twih-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Oppose the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/sril-j23.html The communal violence against Muslims is a warning to all workers of the methods that will be used against any resistance to the government’s austerity program. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6db07d6-c80c-4738-8f26-93efef890bfJ/sril-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z <em>Entre Nos (Between US)</em> and <em>Red Father</em>: Aspects of US life and history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/film-j23.html <em>Entre Nos</em> dramatizes the plight of a Colombian immigrant and her two children in New York City. <em>Red Father</em>, a documentary, recounts the life and career of Bernard Ades, a lawyer and longtime member of the Communist Party. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53ec5879-82c2-436e-9f51-719fbf46ffbE/film-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Washington escalates intervention in region-wide Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/iraq-j21.html The Pentagon is negotiating terms for the deployment of US troops in Iraq that were rejected by the regime in Baghdad two-and-a-half years ago. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/333bd9e7-bc5a-4ff7-a3c3-7c70af4faa9C/iraq-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of <em>The Death of Klinghoffer</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/pers-j21.html The opera company’s decision to cancel its global video and radio transmission of John Adams’ work is a scandalous and cowardly capitulation to right-wing forces. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b633427-d380-4e5f-8c0a-1b8229dbba9C/pers-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z German militarism and the US debacle in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/gmil-j21.html The German bourgeoisie is responding to the debacle of US imperialism in Iraq by intensifying its campaign for militarism and war. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a83ee721-274e-4ffd-8bce-03823d0035eM/gmil-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Iraq crisis exacerbates divisions within Iranian elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/iran-j21.html Iran’s government has had to pull back—at least for the moment—from its public offer to cooperate with Washington in stabilizing a pro-US regime in Baghdad. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5efc7d0d-3651-4374-af75-f8428612e02L/iran-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Obama administration steps up attacks on undocumented immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/immi-j21.html The US government intends to accelerate the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants, including children, now being held in harsh conditions. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d63cda7-a9a0-4cdf-a92b-a759e976b06B/immi-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z More than 50 million displaced persons worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/refu-j21.html Nearly one-fifth of the world’s displaced people come from a single conflict, the civil war in Syria. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce1d0761-fab9-4f1a-91d7-04b7bdd56b3B/refu-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Study ranks US health care system last among 11 nations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/heal-j21.html A new study by the Commonwealth Fund ranks the US last or near last on access to care, efficiency and equity of treatment between the rich and poor. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98859ede-d28d-41fc-9420-b525f0876d1O/heal-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Former Goldman trader involved in fraudulent activities says $8 million bonus too low http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/gold-j21.html A former Goldman Sachs trader who helped the bank bet against toxic mortgage-backed securities it was palming off to investors claims he was underpaid for his efforts. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2f3ed7-6f12-49e6-bdad-73167c5c35fD/gold-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z German interior minister warns of threat of lethal attacks by Islamists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/germ-j21.html The German interior minister warned of an imminent threat of terrorist attacks by Islamist “religious warriors” in Germany and throughout Europe. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29862927-9250-487a-a58b-3636c0ecc10F/germ-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Pakistan military and US drones pound North Waziristan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/wazi-j21.html In close coordination with Washington, Pakistan’s military has launched a brutal offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1be19b7a-d0e9-4be3-8d05-d3adb0d6487A/wazi-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z South Australian Labor’s budget imposes “cruel” federal cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/sabu-j21.html While claiming to fight the federal budget, the state government is implementing it, and using it as the pretext for its own funding cutbacks. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/781042b5-f389-4eca-a7ce-c4bc811c419M/sabu-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z South Korean president carries out cabinet reshuffle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/kore-j21.html As well as seeking to deflect anger over the ferry disaster, Park is seeking to consolidate her power and push forward with an austerity agenda. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecb14725-4e6b-4893-a30c-ad0161c5f39D/kore-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Poll spotlights British economic insecurity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/inse-j21.html Official statistics confirm that the UK’s economic “recovery” is benefiting only the super-rich, to the detriment of working people. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bb988f9-5601-4421-b172-649ec8fec9eK/inse-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Vote “no” in the Scottish referendum—Fight for a socialist Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/scot-j21.html All claims that “independence” is a democratic demand, offering an alternative to cuts and austerity, are lies. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0aa7a45c-c1df-475f-9f8b-56e0229bdaaL/scot-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Making sense of human suffering: <em>Francis Bacon and Henry Moore — Terror and Beauty</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/baco-j21.html Two of the most prominent British artists of the modern period—a rare and unlikely pairing—are brought together in this exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3b0c61a-30d8-4ae5-8959-d8e18aab22aL/baco-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/21/labo-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7d9e3aa-573f-48d3-b55a-2f454ba0b32O/labo-j21.html 2014-06-21T05:00:00Z Obama exploits Iraq crisis as pretext for war against Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/iraq-j20.html The Obama administration made clear on Thursday that a major deployment of US forces in the Middle East will include military strikes beyond the borders of Iraq. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5043fe5e-bb2d-4bdc-8d82-3ec67da0f7cF/iraq-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Economy slumps, Wall Street booms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/pers-j20.html The Federal Reserve cut its estimate of US economic growth this year and scaled back its longer-term projection, a virtual admission that slump and falling living standards for the masses of people are here to stay. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45ad4386-a76b-496e-9a23-c705296b801L/pers-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z German foreign minister Steinmeier agitates for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/spd-j20.html The demand for a German leadership role in Europe and the world has never been so shamelessly and forcefully raised since the end of Hitler’s “Führerstaat” 70 years ago. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad9cc4e6-e9e3-4a63-ba8b-fbb5010eef9G/spd-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Ukraine regime launches military blitz after floating ceasefire plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/ukra-j20.html The most intense fighting since the Kiev regime launched its “anti-terrorist operation” has erupted in the immediate aftermath of Poroshenko proposing a unilateral ceasefire. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c77a82b8-ff42-4c03-af03-72c8ce8d213C/ukra-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Roma boy attacked by lynch mob in northern Paris http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/roma-j20.html A 16-year-old Roma boy, Darius, was badly beaten by a vigilante mob last Friday in the north Paris suburb of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a577b4b7-444f-4a5d-acb8-873133e187fL/roma-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Greek public building cleaners defy police repression, demand reinstatement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/clea-j20.html Laid-off cleaners, who were recently attacked by riot police, continued their protests this week. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40a7c2ba-ec56-411d-9018-0a74c30b41eI/clea-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z US Congressional committee gives GM a pass on deadly ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/genm-j20.html A US House of Representatives panel investigating the recent GM recall failed to ask CEO Mary Barra or attorney Anton Valukas any serious or penetrating questions Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02f3614c-0221-49ee-8c1d-58fc8ecd31cO/genm-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z A new wave of US school shootings and other violent acts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/shoo-j20.html Since the Newton, Connecticut shootings in December of 2012, 74 school shootings have taken place in the US. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/244a82a0-6dde-418c-b452-68207302cc7C/shoo-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Low-income UK residents pay higher tax rates than the wealthy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/regr-j20.html A new report by the Equality Trust exposes the regressive character of Britain’s tax system. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/febdf296-6b80-43fb-a0c9-74648d5b2b7B/regr-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Growing social inequality in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/ineq-j20.html New data shows that Australia’s richest 1 percent own the same wealth as the bottom 60 percent of the population. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a737ef4-60f4-4ab6-9411-9ec7620f75dJ/ineq-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z UK: Hillsborough disaster inquest reveals safety violations by stadium operator http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/hills-j20.html Testimony in ongoing inquiry into the 1989 stadium disaster, in which 96 people lost their lives, showed that the venue had an out-of-date safety certificate. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f49e57d8-95cd-4b83-9444-caa5d870a1cA/hills-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Australian High Court sanctions indefinite offshore refugee detention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/refu-j20.html The judges rubberstamped legislation introduced by the previous Labor government to remove any requirement to adhere to the international Refugee Convention. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab08dcfb-7500-48c5-97bd-db1f47c6c69G/refu-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z IG-Metall holds bogus “youth protest” at GM-Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/opel-j20.html The same day as the event, the German metalworkers’ union signed a deal with GM-Opel sealing the fate of thousands of workers losing their jobs at the company’s Bochum plant. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfee6e36-36e1-477f-805d-adc022a71bbK/opel-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Netflix’s <em>Orange is the New Black</em>: Humanity inside a US women’s prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/oran-j20.html The television series, based on the experiences of a former inmate, takes a generally serious and realistic look—something terribly rare on American television—at the prison population in the US. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cad7d336-88c9-4ecc-bf6f-bebae48309aC/oran-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/eurb-j20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba79ace0-bfec-4af5-9bb6-51743aad4a1J/eurb-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z Dilapidated, overcrowded public schools in the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/20/phil-j20.html An estimated 21 million students are crammed, in shifts, into buildings that are falling apart, lacking facilities, chairs, textbooks or even chalk. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6057f0ac-569c-43b3-a1bb-40c68a3c0bdH/phil-j20.html 2014-06-20T05:00:00Z General cites official request from Iraqi government for US air strikes against Sunni insurgents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/iraq-j19.html The main factor in the success of the Sunni uprising has been the influx into Iraq of ISIS fighters who were financed and armed with Washington’s support to overthrow the government in Syria. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0de2b650-a04f-47d3-b3ed-28da32e578dC/iraq-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Defend Julian Assange! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/pers-j19.html Assange’s sole “crime” was to publish secret documents exposing war crimes carried out by the US government in Iraq and Afghanistan and conspiracies hatched by the US State Department in countries around the world. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1a53049-1206-4653-b288-d7ab8741719A/pers-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia warns of civil war in Iraq with “unpredictable consequences” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/saud-j19.html Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states helped fund and fuel the sectarian war in Syria that has now spilled into Iraq. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e47e0f1-46ef-4439-b6a6-4756e2ab165C/saud-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z The crisis in Iraq and the response of the Turkish ruling class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/turk-j19.html The ISIS offensive in Iraq has revealed the corrupt and cynical character of the regional allies of American imperialism—first and foremost, the Turkish ruling class and its political representatives. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60d9acb3-ee37-4ca7-b36e-6da6b37b6cdD/turk-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z More questions than answers after US commandos seize Benghazi attack suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/beng-j19.html Ahmed Abu Khattala has been living openly in his home district in Benghazi for the past two years, while denying any role in the attack on the US mission in which four died. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2781a8c7-df7c-4bee-909c-7a3bfebda6dC/beng-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against privatization of French railways http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/rail-j19.html Approximately 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Paris on June 17 to protest the Socialist Party government’s planned privatization of the French railways. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431bf128-776e-4e27-8f0e-bf273aa8204A/rail-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z US appeals court rules defendant has no right to secret surveillance documents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/fisa-j19.html A federal appeals court overturned a previous ruling allowing a terrorism defendant’s lawyer access to FISA material. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4dcb552-e7b8-4f57-8672-6faa8e9b621L/fisa-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Charter school companies in US face corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/char-j19.html Two charter school companies connected to Democratic politicians face separate charges of lying to investors and misappropriating government funds. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/161a5582-22ab-426f-b0a4-28336e9a870E/char-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Retired Detroit bus mechanics denounce cuts to pensions and transportation services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/ddot-j19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> recently spoke with two retired Detroit bus mechanics about the upcoming vote on the Plan of Adjustment proposed by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33cda09c-8c7d-4640-afef-39557ab5da6N/ddot-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government tries to whitewash anti-Muslim attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/sril-j19.html The Rajapakse government is covering up the role of Sinhala-Buddhist extremists, on whom it is increasingly politically dependent. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/524dbfe9-ce97-4999-8355-fa62144702eH/sril-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Bulgaria suspends construction of South Stream pipeline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/bulg-j19.html The EU and US have forced Bulgaria to halt construction of a pipeline that would allow Russian gas supplies to Europe to bypass Ukraine. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9093eb5e-76f6-490c-869c-da73b040470A/bulg-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Australia: NSW budget to sell off $20 billion in public assets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/nswb-j19.html The budget includes another round of cutbacks to jobs and essential services including TAFE education, housing and hospitals. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51e09d0c-7d24-46a3-aa82-4b557288075L/nswb-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Irish Labour Party members hold ballot for new leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/irel-j19.html The contest was triggered last month by the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c80fd397-9353-42ae-bbb3-f9f7d624d78B/irel-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z New York’s Metropolitan Opera cancels broadcasts of <em>The Death of Klinghoffer</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/adam-j19.html Met general manager Peter Gelb’s announcement is an attempt to appease the right-wing Zionist lobby. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbb4eb78-7cbe-4455-97d1-ce747f60d4eC/adam-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z No more war! The anti-war message of <em>The Cranes Are Flying</em> (1957) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/cran-j19.html The film is a story about two young people, Boris and Veronica, who are in love and plan to get married. Their plans are postponed when the German army invades the USSR in 1941. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08424494-b288-4fc9-ae91-ae701ae2d5eK/cran-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z A further comment on <em>The Cranes Are Flying</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/lett-j19.html <em>The Cranes Are Flying</em> was a great success in East <em>and</em> West Germany, as it was in the Soviet Union. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3480a87e-aa08-41dd-8f06-6b87385af9bH/lett-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z A damning exposure of the assault on public education in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/ravi-j19.html Diane Ravitch’s bestseller powerfully indicts the government and corporate interests attacking public education. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2576a46c-0f5a-4ea9-b993-16e5a445267I/ravi-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Obama orders nearly 300 US troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/iraq-j18.html The order to deploy US forces to Iraq for the first time since the US withdrawal in December 2011 comes amid growing signs of a full-fledged civil war. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbd3b8c9-0bab-41f3-9ed4-158fc5fd7f5P/iraq-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Facing a debacle in Iraq, the US turns for help to Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/pers-j18.html The spreading civil war in Iraq is a shipwreck of massive dimensions for US foreign policy, with far-reaching political implications. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8216af91-edd7-4803-93e1-afc257a2eb7D/pers-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Iraq’s civil war provokes UK political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/blai-j18.html The British bourgeoisie are concerned at the reawakening of anti-war opposition. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4573cb10-759b-46bf-885c-571a392450bO/blai-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z German media clamours for a new Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/germ-j18.html The German media has reacted to the crisis in Iraq by intensifying the campaign for militarism and war. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f835cad-ac79-41f7-b007-194675992b0O/germ-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z CIA planned rendition of Edward Snowden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/snow-j18.html According to an article published by the <em>Register</em>, an aircraft belonging to the CIA was sent to Europe last June as the US government was preparing to seize whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22f994f7-924a-4a9b-9066-ea26ac2997cD/snow-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Ukrainian military kills Russian journalists in assault on rebel-held town http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/ukra-j18.html Two Russian journalists were killed Tuesday after being hit by mortar shells fired directly at them by Ukrainian government forces attacking the rebel-held town of Metallist. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c227ded-584c-4e82-bccb-a26b3db9fb1C/ukra-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Executions in Georgia, Missouri and Florida http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/exec-j18.html Two executions were carried out within hours of each other late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, the first since the botched lethal injection in Oklahoma on April 29. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c84260aa-36cd-44d6-8ad6-181281c9009L/exec-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Mentally ill in the US: Ten times more in prisons than in hospitals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/pris-j18.html A report released by the Treatment Advocacy Center shows that there are now 10 times as many individuals with severe and persistent mental disorders in state and county prisons than in state psychiatric institutions. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51696cc1-e433-4060-ac0e-cd44af77a84D/pris-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Detroit city worker union pushes bankruptcy restructuring plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/afsc-j18.html After agreeing to concessions contracts for active city workers, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees called on retirees to approve the Plan of Adjustment submitted by Detroit’s emergency manager. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c927b75-7223-4b7b-a27e-5c9afd736e8L/afsc-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Australia Post slashes 900 jobs in preparation for privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/post-j18.html Up to 10,000 jobs are expected to be eliminated over the next three years to make the postal service an attractive proposition for a corporate buyer. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f31e522e-8e83-42a6-b3a2-ba2f4ecee9aC/post-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Ford announces 250 forced redundancies in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/ford-j18.html The move points to an accelerating shut down of the automotive industry in the country, orchestrated by governments, corporations and the unions. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1247f1c4-a3c9-4c08-acb2-d973b1f5657B/ford-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z 200,000 Cambodians flee Thailand amid military crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/thai-j18.html The junta is whipping up anti-immigrant xenophobia to divide the working class as it prepares to implement austerity measures. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/917d753c-2e74-4067-929e-1079f5d8e86K/thai-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Socialist Party government ignores mass protest to attack French culture workers’ jobless benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/soci-j18.html Ten thousand entertainment industry workers protested outside the Ministry of Culture in Paris on Monday as part of strike action throughout France. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/589a9af4-320b-4c57-bbb6-e8002b55f87L/soci-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z French president backs generals’ revolt against cuts to military budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/frge-j18.html France’s military leadership openly threatened to resign in order to force a retraction of cuts in military spending. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b44d7aeb-d236-489b-9feb-bc14e65fb47M/frge-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Timothy Geithner’s <em>Stress Test</em>: Confessions of a Wall Street bag-man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/geit-j18.html <em>Stress Test</em>, the memoir published last month by former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, documents the conspiracy to prepare and execute the 2008 bank bailout from the point of view of the operation’s leading architect. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8b93284-95fc-4b01-89dd-a30a366cd3fC/geit-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z 1928-2014: Maya Angelou, writer, performer and participant in the civil rights movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/maya-j18.html Angelou had an astonishingly varied and eventful life, residing in different parts of the world, taking up numerous professions and art forms, throwing herself into personal and intellectual relationships of all sorts. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b50b473-cd8e-4069-81fe-878d3ff50e5H/maya-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Jürgen Habermas—Germany's state philosopher turns 85 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/18/habe-j18.html The hymns of praise for Habermas resemble a swan song for the German system of social partnership and class collaboration. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fadaaa3-e5df-4c4b-81a9-2a6900a3708E/habe-j18.html 2014-06-18T05:00:00Z Washington seeks alliance with Tehran as civil war in Iraq intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/iraq-j17.html The fact that the United States is publicly asking for Iran’s help is a measure of the desperation of American policy makers as Washington’s decades-long policy in Iraq and the broader Middle East implodes under the weight of its own contradictions. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afb4c5aa-93c3-4d9e-9dba-56d0390aa22D/iraq-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z The US media and the debacle in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/pers-j17.html A column written by Chelsea (Bradley) Manning from his prison cell points to the criminal role played by the US media in foisting the Iraq War onto the American people. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3190c52-6763-4326-a944-87c6a527860P/pers-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z IMF cuts projection for US economic growth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/econ-j17.html The IMF warned Monday that unemployment and financial instability would continue to plague the US economy and recommended extending record low interest rates. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73444811-d83b-47c3-b23c-628aeb7453cN/econ-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z The German president’s call to arms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/gauc-j17.html At the end of a three-day visit to Norway, the German president reiterated his call for a more aggressive German foreign policy. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/567145af-1efd-4269-948e-705d9013ef3L/gauc-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Hungarian government intensifies attack on press freedom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/hung-j17.html The advertising tax is aimed at driving critical media outlets out of business and eliminating the last remnants of press freedom. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41c01bea-d306-4f68-8fad-055f1a536b3F/hung-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z House fire in Newark, New Jersey kills six family members http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/newa-j17.html The tragedy is the latest in a string of house fires claiming multiple lives in urban areas scarred by poverty, cuts to city services and poor housing conditions. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8095d888-c9d9-4b64-be67-76b9e128b67H/newa-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Workers killed on the job at online retailer Amazon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/amaz-j17.html The deaths of two workers employed at warehouses owned by online retailer Amazon.com reveal the harsh working conditions faced by millions across the US. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2242d718-b3ed-4ffc-bd54-cdb6942e72eJ/amaz-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Pentagon begins Bergdahl investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/berg-j17.html The Army has appointed a high-ranking officer with combat experience in Afghanistan to lead the probe into the POW’s capture in June 2009. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06686566-a274-4abc-ad41-ee6d06e657cA/berg-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Australian general blames 2003 invasion for Iraq civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/cant-j17.html Cantwell voiced some basic truths about the situation in Iraq that are generally suppressed by the mass media. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96b3b7b0-27db-4ef1-892a-321bef2e1d6D/cant-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Detroit retirees denounce plan to raid city workers’ savings accounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/annu-j17.html Nearly 5,000 retired Detroit city workers will be forced to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in earnings from their annuity savings accounts. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55948951-a64a-4e02-b8ab-60974a8b02eA/annu-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Australia authorities violently suppress refugee hunger strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/refu-j17.html Security guards broke up an extended protest by asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59b19ec3-8d3b-42cc-87d0-6372b10e85fD/refu-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Murder trial of Sewol captain begins in South Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/kore-j17.html The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry is being made a scapegoat to deflect attention from the government’s responsibility for the lack of safety. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/678d01c9-1921-4cb5-93bb-8c6dfe61210I/kore-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Sinhala-Buddhist mobs unleash violence against Muslims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/sril-j17.html The Sri Lankan government has encouraged fascist-type groups to divide workers and divert growing opposition to its policies. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e510d190-9532-454f-bd11-be065338ba4I/sril-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z September 11 Museum: An exercise in historical falsification http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/17/muse-j17.html The recently opened National September 11 Memorial Museum presents an extremely narrow, one-sided narrative that severely distorts both the causes and consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1014eb35-f203-430a-a52e-2bcb61e41aaD/muse-j17.html 2014-06-17T05:00:00Z Civil war escalates in Iraq amid reports of sectarian massacres http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/iraq-j16.html The events of the past week have starkly exposed the ethnic and sectarian fracturing of Iraq that was fomented during the US occupation. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97857976-4f31-4f15-b08d-4274c969949E/iraq-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Obama responds to Iraq debacle with military escalation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/pers-j16.html Eleven years after initiating the worst bloodbath of the 21st century, American imperialism is preparing to compound its crimes in Iraq. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f00def97-5f56-4982-94db-8b7ed1af211K/pers-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z US-backed rightists attack Russian embassy in Kiev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/ukra-j16.html The attack on the embassy was designed to inflame international tensions and move the Ukrainian crisis towards war between Russia and the major Western powers. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a171afe5-f45e-414a-9e77-f19b47aeee5C/ukra-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Instability set to continue after Afghan presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/afgh-j16.html Whichever of the two pro-US candidates is declared the winner, the election is a fraud on many levels. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64d12ada-506f-46cb-aedd-c4f328bc04dA/afgh-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Obama administration halts Philadelphia railway strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/rail-j16.html Obama’s presidential act of strike-breaking came less than one day after the workers walked off the job in a dispute over pay and benefits. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef5b9e29-ebfd-4421-94cc-2af0683281cB/rail-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z French rail workers, artists protest social cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/fran-j16.html Nationwide strikes involving rail and cultural workers reflect rising social opposition to the Socialist Party government. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d15623a-0f8f-4dd0-9afd-d285c8a1c6dA/fran-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Militarization of police in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/mipo-j16.html The Pentagon has been equipping US police departments with military weapons, combat vehicles and other wartime equipment. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b8e4957-0a3e-4705-94c3-bea69d358ecI/mipo-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania: Mother of seven dies while jailed for unpaid fines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/penn-j16.html The death of Eileen DiNino, 55, is a tragic example of the brutalization of the working class and the poor by the American judicial system. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/caf828c0-db12-4e0c-b3fb-fc77e3c7b50P/penn-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Bank of England governor warns of threat to capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/bank-j16.html Coming in the context of a series of reports on the astronomical levels of social inequality in Britain and internationally, Carney’s comments are a warning to ruling circles over the instability of their social order and the inevitability of mass social opposition. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81f86dd8-ca25-4b34-9c99-6278014ba0fO/bank-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Germany: Ford works council agrees to flexible working and job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/ford-j16.html The measures agreed in Cologne will bring the company total savings of $400 million (€295 million) over five years. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f769a9ab-1a71-48d0-8408-b88be3ff682P/ford-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan students’ union promotes illusions in protest campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/iusf-j16.html The so-called Frontline Socialist Party claims that protests will pressure the government to drop its “free market” policies. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0693c313-b80d-4f77-9b8e-465e796df5eL/iusf-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 16-22 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/twih-j16.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ddcabc3-57cd-47f6-8d64-7a7dccc716dP/twih-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Classic jazz from Detroit’s Royal Garden Trio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/trio-j16.html The Detroit-based Royal Garden Trio perform classic jazz and popular songs from the 1920s and 1930s. Their work deserves a larger audience. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3afd8ee-86b9-4bc7-8b13-75b57c1fb4bA/trio-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Australian treasurer defends austerity budget as “fair” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/hock-j16.html Hockey’s speech was a desperate attempt to defend the indefensible, marked by evasions, lies and fiddled statistics. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd0388c3-4a47-4698-bccc-6cb28a7625cE/hock-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z EU torn by conflict over European Commission president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/euro-j14.html Behind the dispute over Jean-Claude Juncker lie divergent interests and national conflicts that place the future of the EU in question. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c49b420-9f13-463e-b934-19f09e38bcdI/euro-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z The debacle in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/pers-j14.html The events in Iraq represent not merely a foreign policy failure, but an exposure of the criminal and reckless nature of the US government and the American capitalist ruling elite. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b0701c8-a25c-4ffe-9023-151ee6830f8A/pers-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Ukraine regime claims control of key port city http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/ukra-j14.html Mariupol is the largest city in eastern Ukraine under the control of pro-Kiev military forces. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cda3568-f84f-4712-99bc-f8c6208ddd4D/ukra-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Obama administration says child immigrants are “priorities for removal” from US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/immi-j14.html The Homeland Security secretary emphasized that immigrants crossing the border “are priorities for enforcement of our immigrant laws, regardless of age.” Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd026390-0f42-4360-aa39-e6dfc452719B/immi-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Internal report details GM ignition cover-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/genm-j14.html The report commissioned by General Motors into the recall of vehicles with a deadly ignition defect paints a devastating picture of corporate indifference to public health and safety. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/709dec5a-4c7f-4e38-ae65-f4c4eeb5590E/genm-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Australian PM intensifies commitment to US war preparations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/abbo-j14.html Tony Abbott’s visit to Washington marks another escalation in the Australian government’s involvement in American militarism. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6abebcb6-4762-4c26-a7e6-14dced0c010P/abbo-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Australia, Japan forge closer military ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/aujp-j14.html The US has encouraged closer collaboration between its two allies as part of its “pivot to Asia” and preparations for war against China. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/153b1ee2-f452-4730-8d0a-0914ff59e96G/aujp-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z China seeks to woo India’s new right-wing government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/indi-j14.html Beijing is trying to counter US and Japanese attempts to draw India more tightly into their campaign to isolate and militarily encircle China. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00734b3-679c-4ac4-a99b-986abe9d291K/indi-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Greece faces more austerity, while EU professes its reliance on the unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/gree-j14.html Virtually all loan funds go towards paying off Greece’s debt to international financial institutions. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c36f74c-f204-4d24-9b6f-c39defa9db2C/gree-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Luxury apartment complex in London uses spikes to deter homeless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/spik-j14.html The brutal measure was exposed by a member of the public who passed the entrance each day on his way to work. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9ddf169-5458-4ef1-982b-734e4ebbc04B/spik-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Ontario: Liberals regain majority with union support http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/onta-j14.html Having regained their parliamentary majority by posturing as defenders of public services, the Liberals will now implement massive social spending cuts. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51cc7a0c-814b-48e1-8f9e-b2493fda8c0J/onta-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Colombian left backs Santos in election’s second round http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/colo-j14.html Pseudo-left leaders of the Polo Democratico and the FARC guerrilla movement are backing the president and former defense minister as the “lesser evils.” Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/618de056-d7d7-4889-a6a6-341ef190002E/colo-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Ruby Dee, American actress and activist, dead at 91 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/rdee-j14.html Dee won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk and Screen Actors Guild awards during her remarkable acting career, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for her role in <em>American Gangster</em> (2007). Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae9f5335-50aa-4347-935b-3660fc404a7B/rdee-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z <em>Beyoncé</em>, the new album http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/beyo-j14.html Though not a huge deviation, <em>Beyoncé</em> is musically a bit more experimental than her previous albums. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e42c7f8b-7618-465d-a7a1-23197c0718aN/beyo-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/labo-j14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66ba16cf-a271-450a-a938-96a2cd5fce2L/labo-j14.html 2014-06-14T05:00:00Z Iraq crisis threatens to ignite regional war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/iraq-j13.html President Obama said Thursday that he did not “rule out anything” in relation to the US military response to the offensive of the ISIS in Iraq. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a22e1d4-8b4d-4663-ba8b-43e6d334c2eP/iraq-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z The California teacher tenure ruling and the war against public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/pers-j13.html A Los Angeles court ruling that long-standing job protection rights won by teachers are “unconstitutional” under California law marks a new stage in the war against public education in the United States. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f798036-845c-4bbb-b6d4-d0907c340abC/pers-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z Global private financial wealth surges by 14.6 percent in 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/weal-j13.html A new report shows that private financial wealth boomed for the super-rich in 2013, almost exclusively because of the inflation of the stock market. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47314f73-a374-4807-b664-d5decb67a7fI/weal-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z On opening day of the World Cup, protests continue in Brazil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/braz-j13.html Protests and strikes continued in Sao Paulo, Río de Janeiro and other cities on the opening day of the World Cup. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/641faac4-605f-4b57-96cc-24a041a3122I/braz-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z Federal judge allows US government to destroy evidence in suit against NSA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/cour-j13.html Federal Judge Jeffrey White, citing “national security” concerns, reversed his earlier order proscribing the government from destroying evidence of its illegal actions. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e610f88-f44d-4347-a855-2047bb941d6D/cour-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z Washington drives escalating tensions in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/chin-j13.html As part of its “pivot to Asia”, the US is pressing Vietnam and the Philippines to challenge China in the South China Sea. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd9638cb-5df8-47ac-8d93-18a3843cf00A/chin-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z One quarter of people in San Diego cannot make ends meet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/san+-j13.html The Center on Policy Initiatives published a report on the wages needed to subsist without public or private assistance in San Diego County. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6085fd95-cad0-4040-b1ed-bfe4a470846H/san+-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z Thai junta holds talks with Chinese military, investors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/thai-j13.html The Thai delegation to Beijing will be closely watched by Washington, which considers Thailand a key ally in its “pivot to Asia” against China. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f0ec338-6bc6-407f-ae1a-976eba446d7G/thai-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z Australia: Thousands protest against budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/budg-j13.html While thousands marched yesterday, the unions are seeking to prevent any independent action by workers against the government’s social assault. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0567ee98-5337-4694-9480-28d7aaf5167K/budg-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z Survey finds huge disillusionment with capitalism in Serbia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/serb-j13.html The CeSID survey offers a damning commentary on the Western orchestrated breakup of Yugoslavia. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3d3d901-a7a9-43fc-b76e-3c6fa077602H/serb-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z One quarter of people in San Diego cannot make ends meet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/14/san-j13.html The Center on Policy Initiatives published a report on the wages needed to subsist without public or private assistance in San Diego County. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ea4f0f7-752e-4c1a-97e8-9d5c23aea8aN/san-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z Millions in US fall into Medicaid gap http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/medi-j13-edited-j09.html In states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under Obamacare, the very poorest have been left without health care coverage. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2e9915d-8400-4734-9821-8cff5c7b3afK/medi-j13-edited-j09.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z New round of job cuts in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/nzjo-j13.html The job losses have been dismissed as inevitable by the entire political establishment, including the opposition parties and trade unions. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fffde9e-3d3e-4273-8161-7fcf27ec7c8M/nzjo-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z <em>Million Dollar Arm</em> and <em>Words and Pictures</em>: Two Australian directors in Hollywood, for better or worse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/mill-j13.html A sanitized version of how professional baseball made its entry into India, and a clichéd version of how writing and painting complement one another. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab4e503d-b189-47a1-9095-b9752ad0250E/mill-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/wkrs-j13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/787a98e8-f1dd-472d-ba2c-ee6b02260dfI/wkrs-j13.html 2014-06-13T05:00:00Z California court ruling signals nationwide attack on teacher tenure, seniority rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/educ-j12.html The anti-teacher ruling was immediately hailed by the Obama administration as creating a “new framework for the teaching profession” for the entire country. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4358ccce-06a7-4dc2-b441-922b6020a4bD/educ-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z The fall of Mosul and the crimes of imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/pers-j12.html The fall of Mosul to Al Qaeda-linked militias underscores the crimes of US imperialism in Iraq and throughout the region. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/574a41e6-fa15-4227-aca4-b89954b683cO/pers-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Illinois Democrats gut Chicago city worker pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/chic-j12.html Democratic Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill cutting the pensions of tens of thousands of Chicago workers by an estimated 20 percent. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb52ebd0-fc4c-4ff9-9bc7-e1b05186fbaD/chic-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z US House Republican leader defeated in primary election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/cant-j12.html House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a right-wing Republican, lost to a challenger who managed to outflank him from the right on immigration and budget-cutting. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f1d7590-6ab7-4ade-a68e-70d723826acN/cant-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z UK schools witchhunted by government to foster anti-Muslim sentiment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/scho-j12.html The witchhunt began in November when an anonymous letter, now widely accepted to have been a hoax, was sent to the media. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11d958cc-dce6-432c-ada3-4193fffa59fH/scho-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z British NHS patients left without medications by private contractor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/home-j12.html The recent Healthcare at Home debacle underscores the danger to public health resulting from the privatisation of the UK’s National Health Service. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9057dc18-2b4d-4768-ba3f-e250221f7c6N/home-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Ten years since the neo-Nazi attack in Cologne, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/germ-j12.html Tens of thousands gathered in the Cologne district of Mülheim earlier this week to protest against racism and far-right violence. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7f4d709-ea41-44a5-ba3f-371bda243ebH/germ-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Detroit officials agree at DIA press conference: Workers must pay for bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/pres-j12.html An announcement that the Big Three automakers are contributing a paltry sum to the so-called Grand Bargain was used to demand that retirees support the plan to gut their benefits. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6152f98f-4986-4142-80ae-5e0280e34c8N/pres-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z More Detroit schools threatened with closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/detr-j12.html Despite reassurances from school officials, the deficit elimination plan submitted to the state threatens the closure of 26 more schools. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18e24055-5f3d-4ba7-ac83-0e116beddb8J/detr-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Unrest grows as Mexico’s economy goes into slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/mexi-j12.html President Peña Nieto’s plan to modernize the Mexican economy has led to slower growth and widespread disaffection with government policies. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb8b2c0f-1d5d-4724-9ab9-54e7908e993A/mexi-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Fight budget austerity! A socialist perspective for Australian workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/flye-j12.html This leaflet was distributed at trade union “Bust the Budget” rallies in Sydney and Melbourne. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cb9dbf1-707c-4d79-b238-091a2425bfcA/flye-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Satchmo at the Waldorf in New York: The life and times of jazz great Louis Armstrong http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/satc-j12.html A one-man show in New York reveals something of the man behind the myth about an iconic figure in jazz history Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd4716b5-0be4-4c15-9cf0-09f32c8af6bK/satc-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Crisis of low-cost housing affects a million families in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/13/cali-j12.html Two new reports document the impact of growing social inequality in the area of access to decent, affordable housing. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f59e329-9469-4364-935a-25047e3746bC/cali-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Socialist Aotearoa endorses Mana-Internet Party alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/maip-j12.html The Internet Party is a pro-business outfit seeking to further liberalise the market in favour of upwardly mobile Internet entrepreneurs. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b6eede0-0fee-49dd-81e3-fde61eb7105K/maip-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS captures Mosul from Iraqi government forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/iraq-j11.html The collapse of government forces before several hundred insurgents is a humiliation for the central government, exposing its weakness and placing a question mark over its continued existence. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55c973a4-1f1d-4c7f-a083-00f9398b8d0L/iraq-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z The Australian budget and the fight for social equality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/pers-j11.html Popular hostility to the budget measures has brought the issue of social equality to centre stage. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aec218c0-8fb8-444f-8696-8cfbd246160J/pers-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z US air strike kills five special operations troops in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/afgh-j11.html The latest mass casualty incident involving US occupation troops is indicative of the kind of fighting that will continue in the wake of Washington’s formal withdrawal. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb6f8883-b632-4cc4-b5a5-e54690c2f09E/afgh-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Australian Senate committee discusses threat of US-China war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/wars-j11.html Behind the backs of the public, a discussion is taking place about the likelihood of Australia being involved in a US war for domination over the Asia-Pacific. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dd29ab2-86bf-4f34-ba7c-0c0349966cbB/wars-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Pakistan’s largest airport attacked by Taliban group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/paki-j11.html The attacks were triggered by the Pakistan military’s provocative air raids in the tribal region, especially North Waziristan. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7db704a0-0fa0-4638-8374-51c3eb937abB/paki-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z VA audit shows nearly 60,000 US veterans face delays receiving health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/vete-j11.html The audit found that 13 percent of schedulers at hospitals and clinics reported being told by supervisors to falsify appointment records. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/562b75ef-279c-45e1-bc94-4f3b94a97a3K/vete-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Relatives of GM crash victims hold Detroit protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/genm-j11.html Family members denounced the recent report commissioned by GM as a cover-up designed to shield top officials. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f791c55-679c-4d73-b6dc-a6c3e3ea7f0C/genm-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Obama signs executive order on student loans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/stud-j11.html President Barack Obama signed an executive order that will allow the capping of interest rates on some student loans. This will extend the loans over 20 years and increase the total amount due for most lenders. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f345073-5501-431a-adc4-d21c4a17971P/stud-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Warehousing of Central American children in Arizona continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/immi-j11.html The child immigrants are fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, countries oppressed by US imperialism. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52ec5e96-dff4-46fa-a4d4-d6fd35e0d12N/immi-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Australia: Queensland government backflips on pensioner concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/quld-j11.html Premier Campbell Newman’s about-face reveals fears in ruling circles about the groundswell of opposition toward the federal budget. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62f22380-1cb2-463d-911b-163feace3e7J/quld-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Italy after the European elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/ital-j11.html The election victory by the Democrats is above all due to the absence of any genuinely left alternative to their right-wing politics. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1142ed2d-c776-4b50-83f0-f9d7a5ead4aB/ital-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Budget cuts threaten scientific and cultural projects at London’s Kew Gardens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/gard-j11.html Due to years of budget cuts, Kew Gardens has a £5 million shortfall, leaving it ever more dependent on philanthropic and commercially generated funding. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47db2a59-c82f-4f0f-98ee-35731232b7bD/gard-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z The diary of Lena Mukhina: An important document on the Leningrad blockade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/book-j11.html Lena’s Diary is an important historical document relating to one of most horrific, although often forgotten, war crimes of German imperialism. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9c45b21-0d07-4af7-9f6b-330eb1c2050C/book-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the LSSP’s Great Betrayal in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/lssp-j11.html For the first time, a party claiming to be Trotskyist entered a bourgeois government—a historic betrayal with immense consequences for the working class. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e90900b9-682b-4eba-9742-667288e429bP/lssp-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Brazilian workers clash with police on eve of World Cup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/braz-j10.html Thursday’s opening of the World Cup competition takes place in the midst of daily strikes and mass protests. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13e835c4-2d47-4d7d-9793-52772bd964eE/braz-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z ILO report: A world blighted by poverty and inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/pers-j10.html A large majority of the world’s population lacks essential social protections, leading to the preventable deaths of 18,000 children each day. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0afbd060-2907-4854-bc87-044c2f9e399C/pers-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Appeals court backs executive branch whitewash of Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/rako-j10.html A Federal appeals court overturned a judge’s 2011 decision against a sweetheart deal between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Citibank. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28229f14-df67-4eef-8309-8354ec5237bG/rako-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage of little benefit to workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/seat-j10.html The measure adopted June 2, even more restrictive than the plan initially proposed a month before, legalizes a permanent sub-minimum wage for youth. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08c38a74-ebfa-4bcc-bdcf-4a55585f713I/seat-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Head of US Chamber of Commerce visits Cuba http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/cuba-j10.html The president of the US Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Donahue, along with a dozen representatives of American companies, met with Cuban officials in preparation for deeper US involvement in Cuba. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb35405e-acbb-42c5-87d0-04ee67ca591K/cuba-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Austerity forces British children into record levels of poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/chil-j10.html This will be the first decade since records began in 1961 that has not seen a fall in absolute child poverty in the UK. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fdd94c9-879b-4388-b7f6-70c9fa8c94eN/chil-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z New research documents heightened social inequality in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/ineq-j10.html New research finds that over the past 12 years, the poorest 40 percent of British society have spent more than they earn. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33ebfe72-eda3-4880-a7df-ba799cc1f66B/ineq-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Australian minimum wage ruling grants a pittance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/wage-j10.html According to the Fair Work Commission’s own data, many workers on the minimum wage will remain in poverty. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22e123ba-a887-493e-a51d-10a59cf2992F/wage-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Australian mining companies push for suppression of port workers’ dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/mine-j10.html Maritime workers’ disputes in the Pilbara mining region are seen by corporate elites as test cases for powers to block industrial action. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74067986-f157-4799-8851-81cea7d00a2G/mine-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Federal judge blocks rule lowering drug prices for poor hospitals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/drug-j10.html A federal judge ruled that the US Department of Health and Human Services lacks the authority to enact a rule to lower the price of certain prescription drugs and medications sold to hospitals servicing low-income patients. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98c600a1-3163-48ad-8ba6-6d4de98e680M/drug-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Freedom of speech and the debate over Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/rada-j10.html Principled socialist politics insists that the defence of democratic rights, including the fight against racism, can never be ceded to the capitalist state. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a9b2062-b364-4931-8a59-80202253a3bE/rada-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/wkrs-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e19d0d9-3e46-463e-93c8-5952a9ea76aH/wkrs-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Nationalism and fascism in Ukraine: A historical overview http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/fasc-j10.html The collaboration of Germany and the US with Ukrainian fascists has historical precedents reaching back 100 years. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d8e27a6-c673-45c3-8abf-730de383dd0B/fasc-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Newly installed President Poroshenko pledges to militarise Ukraine and crush rebellion in the east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/poro-j09.html While the Western media portrayed it as a powerful performance, the speech only underscored the fact that Poroshenko is nothing but a front man for German and particularly American imperialism. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bc85f40-4ebc-49af-96bd-1b379767a1cF/poro-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z The UAW vs. the auto workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/pers-j09.html In every respect, the auto union convention exhibited the antidemocratic and anti-working class character of the organization. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ee4ecec-b0ee-4182-9a03-7a017b3311aF/pers-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z Right-wing campaign intensifies against family of American POW Bergdahl http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/berg-j09.html There have been numerous death threats against the parents of freed POW Bowe Bergdahl. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/586ee48a-b69b-4a19-a825-8d5c4e21101B/berg-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z Immigrant children held at Arizona detention center in deplorable conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/ariz-j09.html Hundreds of child immigrants from Central America have been shipped from Texas to a makeshift detention center in Nogales, Arizona. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f456dfe7-c058-41ea-ac1c-c66dcb8daa7K/ariz-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z Vodafone privacy report reveals state access to its networks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/voda-j09.html One year after revelations of mass NSA spying by whistleblower Edward Snowden, Vodafone released a privacy report detailing state surveillance in the 29 countries in which it operates. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f49ecaef-556f-4bae-b651-b6be8ebc506I/voda-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z Death toll of migrants seeking to enter Europe via Mediterranean mounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/migr-j09.html The number of migrants arriving in Italy in 2014 increased by 823 percent over the same period last year. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a84aa565-de93-4ec7-b807-697cb6030c7P/migr-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z US prepares to fine major French bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/bank-j09.html The US is preparing to impose a fine of some $10 billion on the French bank BNP Paribas. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5757fc19-8972-42a0-ac00-a6b58a092acM/bank-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z Closure of UK colliery exposes role of miners’ union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/kell-j09.html The NUM is promoting a buyout of the pit in which the workforce will have to invest their own money in a venture that has no guarantee of success. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20d77e52-d3a3-4167-b953-2c7d2778cfdB/kell-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z The Value of Water Coalition: Corporate greed masquerading as activism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/watr-j09.html Large corporations are seeking to make a profit from the privatization of public utilities in the United States and the replacement of decaying water infrastructure. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffe91dce-c543-410a-adb3-761fdfbf578J/watr-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z Massive cuts to education, pensions and social services expected in Pennsylvania state budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/penn-j09.html The state is facing a $1.3 to $1.5 billion deficit for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f93f1345-3a34-46e7-b74d-2b3c8fba02fF/penn-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z Nationalism and fascism in Ukraine: A historical overview http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/fasc-j09.html The collaboration of Germany and the US with Ukrainian fascists has historical precedents reaching back 100 years. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7f7b329-3773-4184-ac05-38280d117ceP/fasc-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 9-15 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/twih-j09.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e9ef49d-dd78-474f-a7ec-5aacebe6577N/twih-j09.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z A crude celebration of Australian militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/09/carl-j03.html Carlton’s account is not based on any serious historical reconstruction and amounts to a glorification of the Australian military in World War I. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2936f314-376a-42c1-8e8c-b81a251685eJ/carl-j03.html 2014-06-09T05:00:00Z Wealth report shows deepening social polarization in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/weal-j07.html Federal Reserve figures show total US net worth rising to a record $81.8 trillion at the same time that the vast majority of working people are struggling to make end meets. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a01c0ddd-dce6-4535-93fc-11e5ca6c415N/weal-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z D-Day anniversary: Commemorating the Second World War and preparing the Third http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/pers-j07.html The presence of a dwindling band of survivors of World War II—the greatest exercise in mass killing in the history of the planet—only underscored the boundless hypocrisy of the official ceremonies. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9da85bc9-be2f-4e0b-ae40-d6a64510348N/pers-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Tepid employment report masks depth of US jobs crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/jobs-j07.html The fact that it has taken six-and-a half years to replace the millions of jobs lost in the recession is a measure of the depth of a crisis that continues to undermine the living standards of US workers. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df903f00-d35b-4fee-be1a-339e1d190a3O/jobs-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Thai opposition forms overseas anti-coup organisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/thai-j07.html The UDD leaders fear unleashing any mass movement against the junta, as began to develop in 2010. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0072f595-2eea-4717-a874-38280d3b76fK/thai-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Collapse of Kosovo government leads to early elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/koso-j07.html Early elections are taking place in Kosovo this Sunday, following the collapse last month of the coalition government of Prime Minister Hachim Thaci. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/727c21a7-6690-4764-95fd-703ac5fe21bD/koso-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Labour embraces UK Independence Party’s right-wing nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/ukip-j07.html In the wake of the European elections, leading figures within the British Labour Party have stepped up their calls to embrace the policies of UKIP. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47b0ec69-52aa-493a-8b15-408c924c74aJ/ukip-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z British care home scandal deepens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/care-j07.html Despite the widespread abuse of the severely disabled people in their care, none of Winterbourne View’s executives were ever questioned, let alone charged or jailed. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f23a58db-3098-499f-86f0-e25d8c81697I/care-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Washington DC veterans and residents speak out against privatization of VA health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/dcva-j07.html Veterans at the Community Clinic Southeast, which serves the neighborhood of Anacostia, spoke to the WSWS. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5de96203-765f-4c35-a146-a29d6fff377E/dcva-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy to close by end of June http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/ferg-j07.html Two years before the announcement of its closure, CFA was privatized and turned over to a company that runs schools in youth detention facilities on a for-profit basis. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f887e5c-90b3-4fd8-9689-2f49a3d7eeeD/ferg-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Australian industrial watchdog goes after West Australian construction workers’ homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/fine-j07.html The prosecution, which began under the previous Labor governments, is part of an escalating assault on democratic rights. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00d0e8b7-2a7d-46c5-98a2-a44f13ea284N/fine-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Infant still in critical condition after Georgia police raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/swat-j07.html The “no-knock” drug raid during which a stun grenade exploded in the baby’s crib was conducted over a $50 methedrine sale. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a16006d-9fb2-4058-9c3b-f1d2a44f992G/swat-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z New Zealand historian discusses government’s book glorifying World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/grig-j07.html The WSWS spoke to historian Stevan Eldred-Grigg about the pro-war book New Zealand and the First World War, produced to mark the centenary of the war. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7955ec0-79d2-4f37-b03b-c8e465844aaA/grig-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/07/labo-j07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88df629f-83dd-465d-a4ff-9124994a844L/labo-j07.html 2014-06-07T05:00:00Z G7 unity shows cracks on Russia sanctions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/g7mt-j06.html While the G7 powers issued a joint statement backing the right-wing regime in Kiev and denouncing Russia, they failed to agree on a new sanctions regime pushed by Washington. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1322a649-4366-408f-af65-bdcbcac78c5A/g7mt-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z One year of Edward Snowden’s revelations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/pers-j06.html Since the first revelations a year ago, the reality of an emerging police state run by unelected intelligence spooks and military brass has been thoroughly exposed. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/499c0461-a176-4d93-ab03-ecee496f5ccP/pers-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z European Central Bank cuts interest rate below zero http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/ecbr-j06.html The move is an expression of the fact that, nearly six years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world economy remains in deep crisis. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db562536-dc91-4582-af23-296173f2bc4E/ecbr-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Internal GM report shields top executives for cover-up of deadly car defects http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/gmde-j06.html The internal investigation claims bureaucratic incompetence and communication glitches were behind the automaker’s failure to recall defective vehicles responsible for scores if not hundreds of fatal accidents. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4773d7d4-03d4-4852-8d27-2282be5b552G/gmde-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Workers at Detroit retiree meetings voice anger over pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/pens-j06.html Following the pattern of previous retiree meetings, organizers presented an ultimatum—accept the drastic cuts contained in the plan of adjustment or face far worse. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67f9d34e-421b-41db-86de-fa17ad297b4O/pens-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Bipartisan deal on US veterans’ health care includes step toward privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/vete-j06.html Under a two-year trial, veterans who live 40 miles or more from a VHA facility “will be able to go to the doctor of your choice, under the direct supervision of the VA.” Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3256cfc1-c77c-470e-81ea-93a7dc14407O/vete-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Michigan steel worker crushed to death on the job http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/stee-j06.html Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Beckman was crushed by over 3,000 pounds of steel rods at a Saginaw steel plant. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8405d279-b850-443b-858c-4f22e045476B/stee-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z California governor Jerry Brown calls for raising teachers’ pension contributions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/cali-j06.html As part of his May budget revision, California governor Jerry Brown is calling for increasing teachers’ contributions into the California State Teachers’ Retirement System. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d45e3c25-cbff-4c32-b5b5-38bbf56e2c2G/cali-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Teachers and transit workers ratify New York City contract deals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/cont-j06.html The mood among teachers and transit workers is far from one of satisfaction. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9a67bb4-1637-4359-b859-ffb9d6ce133A/cont-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Australia: Three-fold rise in long-term youth unemployment since 2008 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/yout-j06.html The number of long-term unemployed youth—those out of work for a year or more—has increased to a record 50,000. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88f5af50-29d1-4879-97e8-3fc5e530c8aJ/yout-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Widespread disaffection in South Korean regional elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/kore-j06.html Despite falling support for President Park following the Sewol ferry disaster, opposition party failed to make significant advances. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca134490-85ef-4113-ba42-5999c002aafI/kore-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Leadership tensions erupt in Australian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/turn-j06.html Divisions over how to implement the government’s deeply unpopular budget are producing clashes within the ruling Liberal-National coalition. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cd2f059-d7d0-4e0c-8fa8-704fe62cdcfE/turn-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z Ontario NDP and unions in spat over what rightwing road to follow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/onta-j06.html The campaign that the social-democratic NDP has mounted for the Ontario elections has been described, not without reason, as being to the right of that of the governing big business Liberals. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e100df2-f9bc-428e-9c21-2a60901612eH/onta-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z International Labor Organization details impact of global austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/ilo-j05.html The World Social Protection Report 2014/15 documents the impact of austerity policies on the social safety net. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/267fb67a-b7db-4917-8374-7bc30cadb95E/ilo-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z The US media and the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/pers-j05.html The freed POW has been subjected to unprecedented media vilification because of his antiwar stand. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86b72d2f-932d-44ad-b766-cfd910109daF/pers-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z Obama backs state terror against eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/ukra-j05.html Meeting with billionaire President-Elect Poroshenko, Obama backed the regime’s “anti-terrorism operation” and offered military supplies and training to carry it out. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31b11e4b-3c45-4a2f-9016-2de9946e21aE/ukra-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z Fighting between militias intensifies in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/liby-j05.html There is the very real possibility of a military coup and civil war in a country already devastated by the NATO-led war to overthrow Col. Muammar Gaddafi followed by three years of infighting among rival militias. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57f6b5e2-1272-4cda-b8ef-c81df93a704K/liby-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z US auto union installs long-time wage-cutter as new president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/auto-j05.html The election of Dennis Williams, UAW secretary treasurer and hand picked successor of outgoing UAW President Bob King, was little more than a formality. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ce9e409-2508-4641-a900-e40768bafb2A/auto-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z Michigan Senate passes Detroit “Grand Bargain” package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/detr-j05.html The legislation includes a financial oversight panel that will extend the bankers’ dictatorship over Detroit for at least another 13 years. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46a140be-67cf-454e-b205-417fdd2322aL/detr-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z Wisconsin youths charged as adults in attempted murder case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/wyca-j01.html Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, both twelve years old, were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide, facing up to 65 years in prison. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fca594e5-4ef3-44cd-bdce-e3c8425e904A/wyca-j01.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z No replacement jobs for most workers laid off from Bochum plant in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/boch-j05.html Despite assurances from the IG Metall trade union, only a small number of temporary and low-wage replacement jobs will be offered to the more than 3,000 laid-off workers. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecb1cae4-839e-4a23-b478-f1f9ae999efO/boch-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z German foreign intelligence service plans real-time surveillance of social networks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/germ-j05.html The intelligence service’s declared aim is to have similar capabilities to the American NSA and British GCHQ. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6724ea8f-53c2-48d2-9f3f-44287c64a53K/germ-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z Medical co-payments and the assault on public health in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/medi-j05.html The objective is the long-term reduction of public health spending by using “price signals” to deter people from accessing medical care. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/003569c1-be69-4469-a0e4-4f185f0d191H/medi-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z The Medical Research Future Fund: A hand-out to corporate Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/mrff-j05.html The Abbott government has sought to lessen the public outrage over its introduction of co-payments for public medical services by channelling much of the revenue into a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) until it reaches $20 billion. By 2017–2018, the MRFF, which will invest its capital in the share and money markets, will use its dividends to make grants of up to $1 billion annually for medical research in Australia. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50860a51-50da-4433-9b52-a14e8b93d62E/mrff-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z NZ opposition parties wage xenophobic campaign against Asian immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/nzch-j05.html The Labour Party and its allies are whipping up hostility to immigrants, blaming them for New Zealand’s deepening social crisis, particularly the soaring cost of housing. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b504a41d-9015-45b8-ada5-19b96fc63d6M/nzch-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z Global electronics giant NXP sacks union officials in the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/05/phil-j05.html The Maoist KMU, which specialises in militant-sounding demagogy, has called no strike action by NXP workers. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd3e31a3-2609-4ba3-8b35-72e0371eba4G/phil-j05.html 2014-06-05T05:00:00Z Obama escalates NATO confrontation with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/nato-j04.html Amid an increasingly bloody offensive by the Kiev regime in eastern Ukraine, Obama began talks in Poland Tuesday aimed at ratcheting up military pressure on Russia. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8879c0e-a839-4619-86f5-7993276feb8M/nato-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Police violence and the American gulag http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/pers-j04.html A recent wave of police attacks and killings has highlighted the explosive level of social tensions simmering just below the surface of daily life and the brutality of the American ruling class. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b74a268-39c9-47f0-ae42-97f109d1cd0F/pers-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates amid growing unpopularity of the monarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/spai-j04.html The new king Felipe will be crowned on June 18 as Spain faces the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b5e87d0-d0f9-46bf-a03c-aeb952166ccG/spai-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z US media campaign targets released Afghan war POW Bowe Bergdahl http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/berg-j04.html There is little doubt that the primary factor behind the vitriol against the Bergdahls is their antiwar sentiment. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6bc2ffcc-b66b-45c4-8e55-ea1f39b85bbL/berg-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Obama administration global warming regulation incorporates shift already underway http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/clim-j04.html The Obama administration has announced it will mandate a 30 percent reduction in CO2 levels from power plants between 2005 and 2030. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f7a7a43-2072-460b-b9f5-34155a0ced6K/clim-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z New Orleans Recovery School District set to convert entirely to charter schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/nola-j04.html With the closing of its last five traditional public schools, New Orleans is set to become the largest city in the US with an all charter school district. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cda25517-b078-4150-b5a0-285fe64ddc1O/nola-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z US economy contracts as tens of thousands are laid off http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/econ-j03.html New reports show US gross domestic product, wage growth and consumer spending either stagnated or declined in the first quarter of 2014. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1c0c490-433f-4bc2-8884-fe372f91a55A/econ-j03.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z UK Chilcot Inquiry: cover-up continues over war against Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/chil-j04.html Publication of the findings of the Iraq war inquiry, overseen by Sir John Chilcot, has been delayed for three years because the cover-up being concocted behind the backs of the population. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1484b5e6-d42b-45b2-9d00-545ed5dbcabB/chil-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Austria: Far-right FPÖ gains support in European elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/aust-j04.html Compared to 2009, the party led by Christian Strache increased its support by 7 percent and won 19.7 percent of the vote. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/997d0494-ec0f-46fd-bc2a-8b78719e8d7F/aust-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Striking Holcim workers in Sri Lanka occupy cement plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/holl-j04.html The Sri Lankan government has deployed police, including riot squads, to break the strike by contract workers demanding permanency and better wages. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9fe0af6-eb39-4f3d-8669-02232917b2fD/holl-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Fascist propaganda on the front page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/germ-j04.html On Monday, the front page of the <em>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung</em> (FAZ) carried a comment combining hateful attacks on Putin and Russia with a presentation of the Second World War typically found in Nazi publications. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9101301-fc33-4188-a82d-784b1b44c96C/germ-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president seeks improved relations with India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/slin-j04.html Despite Rajapakse’s efforts to ease tensions, the new Indian government is pressing Colombo to make a power-sharing deal with the island’s Tamil elites. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a291519-da45-456b-8b9e-29bf32d5ccaM/slin-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Australian “exceptionalism”, the budget and the demands of finance capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/budg-j04.html The measures in the Abbott government’s first budget are being driven by the same economic processes that are driving the social counter-revolution underway against the US and European working class. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67cfeccd-4de0-4499-a2e9-f9afb1672e0D/budg-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Twenty-five years since the Tiananmen Square massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/tian-j04.html Contrary to Beijing’s claims, the broad-based movement of students and workers was driven by deep opposition to the social inequality and bureaucratic profiteering generated by capitalist restoration. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac6cfd8a-4add-420a-8d83-f8412ca5fdbA/tian-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z <em>So Bright is the View</em>: A serious film from Romania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/brig-j04.html Estera, a middle class Jewish girl in Bucharest, has to make a choice between pursuing a job in Atlanta, working for a nouveau riche thug, or joining her mother in Israel. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/290f3545-173d-4579-9527-cd2ba06e922H/brig-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Bankruptcy court approves new appraisal of Detroit Institute of Arts collection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/arts-j04.html Efforts to sell the art collection outright continue despite the much-touted “Grand Bargain” Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf98a303-4e65-4caa-a9ba-b2a00ebe517L/arts-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z UK SEP National Secretary interviewed on BBC Daily Politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/04/poli-j04.html Marsden explained that a previous interview demonstrated bias and trivialised “something which is quite serious.” Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b84e7f10-bbde-4647-a779-6a6791cf338H/poli-j04.html 2014-06-04T05:00:00Z Obama heads to Europe for week of meetings directed against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/ukra-j03.html The US is seeking to rally Eastern European countries and the G-7 powers for stepped-up economic and military pressure against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eef36900-aaa9-4bba-bfc3-a0e5cf661bcA/ukra-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Washington boasts of military buildup against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/pers-j03.html Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s speech in Singapore underscored the recklessness of US imperialism’s bid to maintain hegemony over the Asian Pacific region by military means. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f31669c-1ac2-4e23-b967-f729a4d0493A/pers-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Thai junta puts off elections for at least 15 months http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/thai-j03.html The military has deployed thousands of troops in Bangkok to crackdown on continuing small scale anti-coup protests. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09368c06-0921-42a0-8990-0adb914ea07L/thai-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z German firm Siemens to eliminate a further 11,600 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/siem-j03.html IG Metall and the works council defend the company’s competitiveness and profits, not the interests of the workers. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67fb3d96-f6d5-473e-b6f2-de5325f5f77J/siem-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court rejects appeal by New York Times reporter James Risen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/rise-j03.html The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Risen’s case amounts to a stamp of approval for US government prosecutions that violate the First Amendment. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/262c4a0d-be0d-4193-9a61-8b9faf8aeabD/rise-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z US auto union meets to install new president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/auto-j03.html Many of the 1,100 delegates are national, regional or local officials on the UAW payroll, and most are well versed in colluding with the employers to impose speedup and wage and benefit cuts. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/386f80e8-5823-493b-a2dd-007bc6d869aG/auto-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z New York’s Working Families Party once again backs Democrat Cuomo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/work-j03.html The Working Families Party delivered its endorsement for the governor after bitter recriminations at its convention. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47dd5f14-204a-47de-9e27-8c71a0b216aM/work-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Migrant workers face brutal conditions at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/nyu--j03.html A recent report provided details on the beatings, arrests, deportations and other abuses. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b5a3169-c69a-4580-9b54-a4b5025f91dD/nyu--j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z UK referred to International Criminal Court for war crimes in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/iraq-j03.html This is the first time the International Criminal Court in The Hague has opened an enquiry into a Western state. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bb38f12-39a8-4790-baed-308373f3e3eP/iraq-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Indonesian presidential election campaign gets underway http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/indo-j03.html The two presidential candidates are backed by competing factions of the Jakarta military/business establishment formed during the Suharto dictatorship. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4286656-8ed2-403e-827c-ce5bb02a537F/indo-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/wkrs-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c890bb6b-32df-4cae-b16b-969fe7cc00bF/wkrs-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z SEP meetings in Australia discuss budget attacks and drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/sepm-j03.html The well-attended public meetings discussed the Abbott government’s budget and the socialist program required to mobilise the working class against social austerity and war. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa859e58-4193-4c81-b5c8-8daad9779f5G/sepm-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Students and workers consider SEP’s analysis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/inte-j03.html Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45f37a3f-53bf-4b00-85b6-3c651215e66I/inte-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z US defense secretary menaces China at Singapore forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/hage-j02.html Hagel’s speech was an open and unequivocal statement that the US intends to maintain its undisputed dominance in Asia. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e68ba5-8885-4b74-8a22-e6b5a60165bE/hage-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z The drive to privatize US veterans’ health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/pers-j02.html The real scandal at the US Department of Veterans Affairs is the social catastrophe reflected in the thousands of veterans seeking treatment for injuries from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/351aef90-d8d9-4b45-b76f-b55ef2b5212N/pers-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z Pentagon pressures South Korea to join anti-missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/kore-j02.html The incorporation of South Korea into the existing US “missile defence” with Japan would further inflame regional tensions. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc735ff2-c4d0-404b-a335-499d33668a8E/kore-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z Turkey: Massive police operation against protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/turk-j02.html In the past year at least twelve protesters have died at the hands of the state and thousands have been prosecuted for participation in protests. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5e04189-ae0a-47ae-892e-a866e389bdcN/turk-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z Suspect in Brussels shooting linked to Western-backed Syrian opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/mehd-j02.html A 29-year-old French citizen, Mehdi Nemmouche, was arrested by French police on suspicion of carrying out the killing at the Jewish museum in Brussels. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34e31e43-5717-4ce6-bb9d-45a06371d09D/mehd-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z NSA collects facial images of hundreds of millions of people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/nsag-j02.html Documents supplied by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden continue to expose police-state surveillance by the US intelligence apparatus. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9a8e6d9-38ea-4b0e-b024-8f80a31c431I/nsag-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z Emergency manager threatens Detroit retirees at policy conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/detr-j02.html Kevyn Orr used his remarks at an elite policy conference to warn retirees of severe consequences if the Plan of Adjustment is voted down. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b5bd52a-a480-4353-9b2c-fec58fac21cM/detr-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z Support for Portugal government nosedives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/port-j02.html Votes for the two right-wing government coalition partners collapsed to just 27.7 percent Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbe19a06-cb6d-4666-832b-68f2a8e98bcO/port-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z Sixteen-year-olds recruited to British Army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/army-j02.html More than 1 in 4 of all new recruits are under age 18. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa5727f8-ebc9-45e6-bd55-b5c0dfb76c8P/army-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z Woman and six children killed in fire in tent city in Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/phil-j02.html The tragedy of the Ocenar family is emblematic of the social devastation that has been inflicted on millions of Filipinos in the wake of the typhoon. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea6542b1-8f74-425d-8efd-cc163b0d4efO/phil-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z Thousands more layoffs imminent for New York school bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/bus-j02.html New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, is continuing the attacks against school bus drivers begun a year and a half ago. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d407b71-f538-47b5-a9aa-f2e215bfa53G/bus-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z FBI arrests acquaintance of Boston Marathon bombing suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/mata-j02.html The hard line taken by the Obama Justice Department against individuals not directly involved in the bombings may be designed to increase pressure on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to plead guilty as part of a plea deal and avoid going to trial on capital charges. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09638320-79ec-4470-a87b-8afce762f03J/mata-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z New US coal dust standards leave thousands of miners at risk for black lung http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/coal-j02.html The Obama administration has unveiled new respirable dust standards for the nation’s coal mines. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5ed273f-2e02-429d-88d1-3ce50e87d77B/coal-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 2-8 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/twih-j02.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c5b98aa-ec0b-4171-b459-73ea1a04d8fC/twih-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z <em>Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/02/vida-j02.html The newly released documentary on the life of writer and social critic Gore Vidal has much to recommend it. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/848cba07-30d4-4963-940b-1c736239f8fP/vida-j02.html 2014-06-02T05:00:00Z VA secretary resigns amid push to privatize US veterans’ health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/vete-m31.html The moves to privatize the government program underscore the hypocrisy of the official glorification of veterans. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90385c52-17aa-47fb-8191-d77541f0affG/vete-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z The New York Times and freedom of the press http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/pers-m31.html A commentary published by the <em>Times</em> asserts that the US government, not the press, should decide whether leaked information about government wrongdoing should be made public. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53cef80f-c762-429d-b33e-ba28a6ebf91O/pers-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines to Libyan coast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/liby-m31.html Washington is deeply involved in the civil strife wracking Libya, backing a rebel general and long-time CIA asset who is seeking to carry out a coup. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f4e2695-d60b-4045-9fa7-d4ea0143cdfC/liby-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z US moves towards sanctions as Venezuela charges coup plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/vene-m31.html The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved sanctions against Venezuela as officials there presented evidence of US involvement in a plot to bring down the government. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/228be672-c3ee-404a-9904-ebee1c8d034C/vene-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z Ireland’s governing parties punished in local and European elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/irel-m31.html The most significant result was the collapse of support for the Labour Party and the resignation of its leader. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f2c9764-60d7-4500-a18d-baf5d003033M/irel-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z French-led peacekeepers shoot protesters in Central African Republic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/car-m31.html Yesterday, at least two people were killed and several others wounded by peacekeepers in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e94f248-7183-48f3-8012-51e2571dad6G/car-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z South African mineral resources minister seeks end to 18-week platinum miners strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/safr-m31.html Ngoako Ramatlhodi has set up a team composed of personnel from his department, the Department of Labour and the Treasury in an attempt to ease the concerns of global investors. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5e628b1-4341-4b0c-9948-398e2854fcbO/safr-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z Toddler suffers severe burns from Atlanta, Georgia police raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/swat-m31.html The Wednesday morning raid by a SWAT team, on the basis of a “no-knock warrant,” is in line with the militarization of police forces across the US. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4fe1fbc-1411-454f-a8df-238951ccc29E/swat-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z Education cuts in Fleming County, Kentucky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/flem-m31.html The state has intervened to impose dramatic cuts, including the elimination of teaching positions and the removal of a high school principal. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90b5cdda-aeb8-409a-a319-f8f3d7966bbN/flem-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z Regional disputes deepen over control of Detroit water system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/dwsd-m31.html The battle over control of Detroit’s water system between state and local governmental agencies is far from resolved. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3c545eb-4faf-4c30-966f-f06eba414efC/dwsd-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z Australian inquiry whitewashes PNG refugee camp crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/manu-m31.html An official report into the death of an Iranian asylum-seeker and the serious injury of others in the Manus Island camp exonerates the Australian government and its agencies. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2636e017-2817-4b13-afb8-6c846717f8cI/manu-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z <em>Utopia</em>: A confronting but politically flawed documentary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/pilg-m31.html John Pilger presents a stark picture of Aboriginal disadvantage and oppression but blames racism, not capitalism. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d88e939-98a2-48b5-9479-14451aef9d9A/pilg-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z <em>The Sixth Extinction</em> by Elizabeth Kolbert http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/exti-m31.html Human-induced climate change and environmental degradation threaten to cause a sixth mass extinction of life on Earth. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09b337be-1f63-42a7-86ba-2c8cc5107baF/exti-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/31/labo-m31.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2355da6a-6010-4e7b-8f2a-59c114a6ae2C/labo-m31.html 2014-05-31T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden defends decision to reveal NSA spying in NBC interview http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/snow-m30.html In his first television interview with the American media, Snowden denounced the criminal activities of the American government, saying, “The Constitution of the United States had been violated on a massive scale.” Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bc3af91-3156-4d10-82c0-78ec0f5a1a4J/snow-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Obama’s West Point speech: A prescription for unending war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/pers-m30.html The speech must be taken as a warning that the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is only setting the stage for a far more explosive eruption of US imperialism. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d2b1d0a-113a-4728-9cd6-8c70ec727d8C/pers-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z US economy contracted by 1 percent in first three months of 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/econ-m30.html Nearly six years after the 2008 financial meltdown, the US economy remains mired in stagnation and slump. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb82693f-a819-4d34-9c36-94034aeab94L/econ-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine military helicopter shot down as battles flare in the east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/ukra-m30.html Fourteen soldiers, including a general, were killed in the worst setback for the Ukrainian regime since it ordered an offensive against the pro-Russian population of the Donetsk region. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f485ee1-d959-4dc1-bcb6-42166af2583I/ukra-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Spain’s major parties hammered in European elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/spai-m30.html The ruling right-wing Popular Party (PP) and the opposition Socialist Party (PSOE) both had their worst results since the first elections in post-Franco Spain. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4630d482-1ec3-481c-9cf0-981400c4672L/spai-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Germany: Leading journalists attempt to censor TV program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/germ-m30.html In response to revelations regarding their one-sided reporting and incestuous links with ruling elites, leading German journalists are calling for censorship. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/955b6c65-ef2b-4c61-9e33-a084583daf8I/germ-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Thai military tightens its grip on power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/thai-m30.html The junta has mobilised thousands of soldiers against anti-coup protests and continues to arrest opponents. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78c1d507-f43d-4657-984f-2fb8a893cfdM/thai-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z India-Pakistan tensions remain high, despite Modi’s meeting with Sharif http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/shar-m30.html Despite the hoopla, there is nothing to suggest the meeting achieved anything apart from another pledge to restart the countries’ long-stalled “peace dialogue.” Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c0e50ce-8d94-4f47-a93c-73da7fae36fB/shar-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Calls mount for VA head’s resignation in wake of damning report on US veteran care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/veta-m30.html A report from the VA’s inspector general shows that patients waited an average of 114 days for a primary care appointment. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9212025a-3ae8-4f87-ac1a-099ec6e0c49N/veta-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Detroit abortion rate underscores rising poverty, declining access to contraception http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/abor-m30.html Nearly one in three pregnancies in the city of Detroit end in abortion, a rate that has been increasing steadily since 2001. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88d6eaff-a0c4-4e48-aba0-91a829926cbF/abor-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Pressure on GM over death count tied to recall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/genm-m30.html GM still insists only 13 deaths are tied to ignition defect despite evidence that the actual toll is far higher. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/085ead1e-bcda-46b8-919a-662c688f1d2I/genm-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z British Columbia teachers mount rotating walkouts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/bcte-m30.html British Columbia’s public school teachers are mounting rotating one-day walkouts to press their demands for a pay increase, reduced class sizes, and increased educational funding. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e33ad56-5cd7-4e49-b4ec-71be696bbfcM/bcte-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z New Zealand’s Internet and Mana parties merge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/newz-m30.html The alliance is a cynical electoral manoeuvre designed to maximise the chances of both parties to gain seats at the September 20 national election. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed1eb7be-a143-411d-83d7-94585865373K/newz-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z <em>No Place to Hide</em>: Glenn Greenwald’s account of the Snowden revelations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/gree-m30.html Greenwald's account of the revelations by Edward Snowden, and the significant role the author played in bringing them to the public, is a welcome antidote to the unceasing vilification of the NSA whistleblower. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b36e367-7f22-4678-a386-85ffa307e07A/gree-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Shedding light on the New York Times shake-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/time-m30.html Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide sheds new light on the politics of the firing of New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson and her replacement by Dean Baquet. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5908a6c8-d672-4ed9-bc7c-5dbd59da325I/time-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z <em>Belle</em>’s moving and enlightened story (and <em>The Immigrant</em>) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/bell-m30.html Amma Asante’s film recounts the remarkable 18th century story of Dido Belle, a mixed-race girl who ends up in the care of William Murray, England’s lord chief justice. James Gray’s <em>The Immigrant</em> is set in New York in 1921. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b665067c-f13d-4e19-abfa-d4282edfb72L/bell-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Financial Times’ attack on Piketty under fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/pike-m30.html The <em>Financial Times</em>’ scurrilous attack on Thomas Piketty has been opposed by those working in the field of economic and social inequality. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2554ca4d-8eea-4a68-b3de-4ab5098a5f0C/pike-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/wkrs-m30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97fe3d8e-579c-4544-a981-7d2dabfb98dI/wkrs-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Median CEO pay in US tops $10 million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/lead-m29.html The median compensation of chief executives of US corporations listed on the Standard &amp; Poor’s 500 stock index has grown by more than 50 percent since 2010. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5aa3dc94-a499-4f28-9885-ff7e5ec20b6O/lead-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z The European elections and the crisis of the EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/pers-m29.html The SEP and PSG participated in the European elections in order to provide a perspective for the coming class battles and build sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International throughout Europe. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac28efca-062f-477e-8da6-93ee433c87aP/pers-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Obama defends global US interventionism in West Point speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/west-m29.html In a speech riddled with lies and evasions, the US president put forward a rationale for continued US aggression in every corner of the planet. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0407a49b-1050-4f20-bb84-32aa15e6a28F/west-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Supreme Court issues unanimous decision defending police in fatal shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/immu-m29.html The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday in favor of three Arkansas police officers who fired 15 bullets at a fleeing motorist and his passenger, killing both. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6c80e7f-e409-4826-8f34-30f7caebd65I/immu-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Supreme Court stops Florida execution, requiring more evidence to assess mental competency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/flor-m29.html The Supreme Court stopped the execution of a man from Florida on the basis that the judge needed to allow more evidence to assess his mental competency and that an IQ test was not always enough. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de613532-9265-400d-8e00-9080d1e094fG/flor-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Detroit “blight” task force calls for demolition of 20 percent of city’s housing stock http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/blgt-m29.html Such a vast destruction of housing is historically unprecedented outside of conditions produced by war or natural disaster. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf7fd8da-49ba-41bd-ac44-81c4ba93069I/blgt-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z South African miners speak: “We are striking so our children don’t also end up with nothing” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/safr-m29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> conducted an interview with two South African miners. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3321b47b-ec37-4c3d-9c44-b36f1027da3F/safr-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z The European election in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/gree-m29.html The results of the election for the European Parliament in Greece reflect the population’s hostility to the government and the EU’s austerity policies. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0856a9a1-1415-49f4-8df2-13d073a93b7P/gree-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Shooting of Spanish politician used to justify Internet crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/spai-m29.html The Spanish government’s response to intensifying social despair and anger is to “cleanse” the Internet. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5699ae05-791e-42f0-b5e9-d3dbddbaefbB/spai-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Filmmaker, actor and gallery director speak out against arts cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/aint-m29.html Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f31cefb-656e-43fc-be12-13eda0c7ab4E/aint-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Police attack immigrant camp in Calais, France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/cala-m29.html Stepped-up attacks on immigrants are the Socialist Party government’s response to the victory of the French neo-fascists in last week’s European elections. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94d66cca-48a0-44c8-9de1-5400c023370J/cala-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Fire in South Korean nursing home kills 21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/kore-m29.html The nursing home lacked basic fire safety measures and was badly understaffed. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f21f2b7-188f-4eb1-ac47-0104471a98cI/kore-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Arts funding slashed in Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/arts-m29.html Abbott government cutbacks will seriously impact on thousands of creative workers and technicians. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8e0e45c-420a-442a-9383-edb7bc946e2C/arts-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Governor’s revised budget signals renewed attack on California workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/cali-m29.html After years of cuts, the new budget is being seized upon as an opportunity to cut billions more from social programs. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71727862-7058-4aa3-be6b-b754e1af7aeF/cali-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z European election results for the Socialist Equality Party (UK) and Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/elec-m29.html The PSG of Germany received 9,852 votes nationwide, while the SEP (UK) obtained 5,067 votes in Britain’s northwest region. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bf6d330-2b79-4e90-985c-790506cf975E/elec-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Participants speak at PSG’s eve of poll election meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/berl-m29.html The PSG were the only ones “who focused their election campaign on the danger of war,” a participant told the WSWS. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f80f7c9f-e76c-403a-9cae-2f5bfed8d04J/berl-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z CNN’s <em>Chicagoland</em>: Propaganda for Mayor Emanuel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/chgo-m29.html Recent emails reveal that the producers of the documentary series <em>Chicagoland</em> worked closely with the Emanuel administration. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e28309b8-bd55-4146-b5d8-aad5aa91ad2M/chgo-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Announcing Afghan drawdown, Obama pledges military forces for other “priorities around the globe” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/afgh-m28.html Obama’s proposed troop reductions have nothing to do with a diminution of US military violence. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b48f8e1b-6fcf-441a-8128-9d831e10029C/afgh-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z The bloodbath in Donetsk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/pers-m28.html The mass killings in Donetsk have further exploded the efforts to portray February’s Western-orchestrated putsch as a “democratic revolution” and underscored the reactionary character of Washington’s puppet regime in Kiev. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c76f6be-1199-4fb0-a2f0-f2cc372cbe1D/pers-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z US deploys Special Forces to train military units in North and West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/afri-m28.html US Special Forces are training and arming military units in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali as part of an expanded intervention in Africa. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc26ebd5-4b5a-4848-92ed-c474a672d3eB/afri-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z More private insurers to hop on Obamacare gravy train http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/obam-m28.html New tweaks to Obamacare regulations virtually guarantee that any dent in insurance company profits will be offset by “risk corridor” and other funds. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fa83bbd-c7fd-4eb2-a6eb-6b77eaace53N/obam-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Video: The plight of migrant workers in Southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/vidc-m28.html In this video, agricultural workers and residents speak about social conditions in Southern California’s Imperial Valley. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/decda7aa-3eae-40c8-9fc2-b2f2fbcd637N/vidc-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Close encounter between Japanese and Chinese military planes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/chjp-m28.html China scrambled fighters in response to Japanese planes monitoring a joint Chinese-Russian naval exercise in the East China Sea. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/085e3438-2ce7-450c-8238-2b58a6d47e6G/chjp-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Egyptian junta extends presidential election due to massive abstention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/egy-m28.html The low voter turnout reflects mass popular hostility to the US-backed military junta and its de facto leader and main presidential candidate, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/200b5edd-aebc-4f47-b660-72097251405D/egy-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Modi takes the reins of India’s government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/indi-m28.html Big business has strongly supported the coming to power of the BJP with the expectation that a Modi-led government will ram through pro-market “reforms.” Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0aa67957-76f2-45cc-8655-65888b81649A/indi-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Workers in Sydney’s west speak out against Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/west-m28.html Mount Druitt and Bidwill residents voice their concerns about the Abbott government’s social austerity measures. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f0642b4-c6ed-4d5d-86d4-7248568f1f5F/west-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z UK foodbank organizer says most recipients are working poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/food-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to Scott Tulloch, who runs a foodbank at Lower Broughton in central Salford about the growth in emergency food aid. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b250311b-fc18-40ad-885e-674249e40bcG/food-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Rightist leads Colombian election in which over 60 percent abstained http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/colo-m28.html Zuluaga, candidate of Colombia’s extreme right, came in first amid mass abstention, setting the stage for a run-off with incumbent President Santos. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6de07f73-bf09-4f18-88cb-74376f4bc8cB/colo-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Four dead after attack on Jewish museum in Brussels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/brus-m28.html A gunman fired shots at four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels on Saturday, killing three of them on the spot. Belgian officials began a nationwide manhunt on Sunday. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fac724ce-981e-43de-bf37-762ee638cccM/brus-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z South Korean opposition alliance prepares for regional elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/kore-m28.html The Democrat Party is using a merger with Ahn Cheol-soo’s political group to cover up its right-wing, pro-business agenda and avoid another humiliating election defeat. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c447931b-9041-4d5c-9105-72afcd958e7D/kore-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z <em>Alien Boy</em>: The Life and Death of James Chasse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/alie-m28.html Brian Lindstrom’s powerful documentary provides an unblinking look at police brutality in Portland, Oregon and deserves a wide audience. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/308c5fb9-4171-4622-9984-e34d36d353eK/alie-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/28/wkrs-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/698253da-7656-4190-8167-eb9fc8e793bL/wkrs-m28.html 2014-05-28T05:00:00Z Retail sales slump points to dismal conditions for US workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/econ-m27.html Six years after the 2008 economic crisis, unemployment, poverty, stagnant wages, and temporary employment continue to be realities of life for broad sections of the US population. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87ff87dc-4111-4568-8260-0ac059f2cc6J/econ-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z The Financial Times’ attack on Thomas Piketty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/pers-m27.html In a series of articles over the past several days, and in a major editorial published on Monday, the <em>Financial Times</em> has launched a scurrilous attack on Thomas Piketty and his book, <em>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</em>. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ba6da32-9eb5-4515-bc80-0d36c5fc233N/pers-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z The face of food stamp cuts: Chicago, Illinois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/chic-m27.html WSWS reporters recently spoke to Chicago-area residents about the impact of the tens of billions in food stamp cuts implemented over the past two years. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9744ad4f-f06f-48de-8918-6af4ec3fee6L/chic-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z French neo-fascist victory in European elections exposes bankruptcy of ruling elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/fran-m27.html The vote does not indicate broad support for the neo-fascists’ anti-immigrant agenda, but the absence of any organization opposed to the ruling Socialist Party from the left. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fc6bc43-0d59-49ad-94b1-5dd87070f6fN/fran-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z New Ukraine government launches airstrikes, prepares austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/ukra-m27.html Newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to crush resistance in the east Monday, launching strikes against separatist militants in and around an airport in Donestsk. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92d7eac0-36de-4fae-b37e-f86ed1bf300M/ukra-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Thai king endorses military coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/thai-m27.html King Bhumibol Adulyadej endorsed last week’s coup, declaring that it was necessary to restore “order.” Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6eb1757-3ff7-4f66-8df2-1bd55b01c9eD/thai-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Libya plunging towards civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/liby-m27.html The coup bid by retired general Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army killed at least 79 and wounded more than 140 in attacks in the eastern port city of Benghazi and the capital Tripoli. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3e29cae-4cd9-4c3b-b35c-28cfc3d8443D/liby-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Unease in UK’s political elite after Prince Charles compares Putin to Hitler http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/char-m27.html For the last weeks, the main political parties and the media have sought to draw a veil of silence over events in Ukraine. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fa7a131-290e-41d8-a61d-dce083fa1b6M/char-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z US judge allows for continued force feeding of Guantanamo Bay prisoner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/kess-m27.html District Court Judge Gladys Kessler reverses previous ruling on force-feeding. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f84ed81f-5e7a-4e50-ac83-d9717411c59P/kess-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Government files reveal official campaign of spying against Occupy Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/ocpy-m27.html 4,000 pages of government communications detail the use of “fusion centers” in the coordinated mass surveillance against the protests in 2011 and 2012. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cddaae62-80be-4562-9cd3-9eebbcbff3eJ/ocpy-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z PSG holds successful final election meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/elec-m27.html The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit concluded its European election campaign on Saturday with a well attended meeting in Berlin Tempelhof. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b4f6a01-f6d8-4dea-b520-7c6ca9643adP/elec-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Australian government to dump refugees in Cambodia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/camb-m27.html Plans are underway to send asylum seekers, currently detained in an Australian-controlled camp on Nauru, to be “re-settled” in Cambodia. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fca26f0b-ff1f-4d9e-88f0-27f701e98e0K/camb-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Labor duplicity exposed on Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/budg-m27.html The Labor Party’s flip flops over the freeze on family benefits expose the double game it is playing on the Australian budget Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c731b46-b9a0-4072-8462-66cca17f288A/budg-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Sun Kil Moon’s <em>Benji</em>: Life and death (mostly death) in small-town Ohio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/sunk-m27.html The latest album from Mark Kozelek, who records as Sun Kil Moon, concerns the often tragic lives of the singer’s friends and family members. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bba34f9-49e3-49b5-9037-667459c2edbJ/sunk-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Major losses for ruling parties, gains for anti-EU parties in European elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/euro-m26.html Amidst low turnout in European Parliament elections, parties opposed to the EU, nominally on the right and left, benefited from hostility to the austerity measures. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40f53d45-912d-4dad-ab5e-e46b55e99f6C/euro-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z The US and Thailand’s military coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/pers-m26.html While the US has announced a token suspension of aid, the Pentagon’s close collaboration with the military will continue unabated behind the scenes. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/699c45a7-6679-4283-bb79-15ab68fdafdO/pers-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Billionaire oligarch declared winner in Ukraine elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/ukra-m26.html “Chocolate king” Petro Poroshenko has been declared the winner in sham elections in Ukraine, held under conditions of mounting violence against opponents of the US-backed regime. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd27ce31-2c29-4b4e-8cd6-b059b8d4127K/ukra-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z US veterans health care scandal used to push for privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/vets-m26.html Calls for the privatization of veterans’ health care make clear that the VA scandal will be exploited to accelerate the dismantling of the American health care system. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a7f8413-4f65-470c-9dca-26366a7ae5dI/vets-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, California leaves 7 dead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/sanb-m26.html A 22-year-old student allegedly stabbed three roommates to death May 23 before killing three more students and himself near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a35a2ac8-ed75-4695-ae38-98bbba06a4fG/sanb-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Report: US targets poor and working class with mass imprisonment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/pris-m26.html A report from the National Research Council details the devastating social impact of mass incarceration. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd2c9dec-0a28-46d9-abe5-f5a1d7d7f2cO/pris-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Inmate deaths reveal brutal conditions in New York City’s Rikers Island prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/rike-m26.html An Associated Press investigation revealed that two inmates recently died from horrific squalor and neglect at the prison. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1eda9339-13bb-4650-8a7e-86b5dfe786cM/rike-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z More National Football League players file suit over injuries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/foot-m26.html A group of retired NFL players allege that professional football knowingly supplied them with illegal narcotics and addictive painkillers. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fd70ebb-6bde-4d9a-8c4b-1e3d22024a5N/foot-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Budget shock creates problems for Australian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/budg-m26.html Opposition to the budget is growing as its measures are increasingly exposed as benefiting the wealthy at the expense of the majority. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/735d0fc6-03d9-4688-b656-c99726923c7G/budg-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Major UK parties given drubbing in local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/loca-m26.html The results of local elections in England indicate that the General Election in 2015 could result in a hung parliament for the second time in a row. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db4971df-4971-4eb9-8596-00207f02515J/loca-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Lively discussions at SEP European election meetings in North West England http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/meet-m26.html German socialist Johannes Stern spoke at both of the Socialist Equality Party’s Eve of Poll meetings in Liverpool and Manchester. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e946a2b3-cd58-431c-9af8-9cb677fef0cP/meet-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Quebec Liberal government to ravage public services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/queb-m26.html Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard reiterated last week his government’s intention to drastically curtail social spending, including eliminating entire programs. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/044b3b53-183e-4c75-94da-5bbc1fb67bcO/queb-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z South Africa: Big business demands ANC speedily impose its National Development Plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/safr-m26.html The Employment Equity Amendment Act seeks to compel designated employers to meet racial targets at management level in aid of the “transformation” of post-apartheid society. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe520a4a-fac5-4b23-a657-79623b03090B/safr-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z South Korean opposition exploits ferry disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/ferr-m26.html The opposition NPAD is just as responsible as the Park administration for the undermining of safety standards that led to the sinking. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ce88fda-5929-4d46-9186-10bffc8a136N/ferr-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 26-June 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/twih-m26.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b6cf1d5-2227-46d2-aaf5-d43235fb0beM/twih-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Part four: <em>Manos Sucias</em>, <em>Freedom Summer</em> and others: Bitter social conflict present and past http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/26/sff4-m26.html A film about Colombia, a short conversation with its director, and a documentary about the civil rights movement in the 1960s, among other things. Mon, 26 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ac8f788-b930-424e-a965-50c3f7ea8feA/sff4-m26.html 2014-05-26T05:00:00Z Tensions mount in Turkey after second death in protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/turk-m24.html Prime Minister Erdogan declared himself amazed at the “patience” of Turkish riot police after violent repression of protests over the Soma mine disaster left two dead in Istanbul. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e652ab8-6489-498e-a0de-a5e32d62842H/turk-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Fifty years since Johnson’s “Great Society” speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/pers-m24.html This week marks the 50th anniversary of US President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” speech, the high water mark of post-war Democratic Party liberal reformism. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00c17774-0939-48a1-a7c7-6fb6cb43e59D/pers-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Thai military consolidates its hold on power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/coup-m24.html The army has arrested more than 100 government members and supporters, while cracking down on protests against this week’s military coup. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a023f5a2-e034-4b61-bb9c-99365a0b804P/coup-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z US collecting all cell phone calls in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/afgh-m24.html Cell phone surveillance is a central component of the US drone war and targeted assassination program Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/683c1e70-e23b-4902-bfb2-c68f0021f2cE/afgh-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z NSA “reform” bill would continue to allow for bulk phone record collection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/nsar-m24.html The “USA Freedom Act” is aimed at institutionalizing illegal NSA spying under the pretext of “reform.” Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fc2776a-5256-4841-871e-5f3e66ac2f7B/nsar-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z The European elections in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/fran-m24.html For months opinion polls in France have been forecasting a victory for the far-right National Front (FN) in Sunday’s European elections. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15412f6c-8320-4ce4-8c59-79f9a587317A/fran-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Video: PSG member speaks in <em>Voices Against War</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/germ-m24.html In this video, long-time Socialist Equality Party (PSG) member Werner Siepmann, 83, recounts his memories of the Second World War and calls on workers and young people to take up the fight against militarism. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0fcce06-5f02-4fd3-b140-5d3cf248714I/germ-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Guantanamo: US Government forced to reveal that it recorded forcefeeding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/guan-m24.html A federal court ordered the US Government to reveal the fact that it has kept video footage of the force-feeding of Guantanamo inmates. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dc328c0-eb63-409a-b180-00a77cc246fL/guan-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/labo-m24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34c1e14b-c0dd-44c8-8c35-e88eab0e32dD/labo-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z New Zealand, Australian governments complicit in US drone attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/dron-m24.html Both New Zealand and Australia, through signal intercepts and spy activities, are directly involved with the US assassination program. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04d438a8-7780-42a0-9453-9939b5f4a9dA/dron-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president glorifies military at victory celebrations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/sril-m24.html The military display took place amid a deepening political crisis as opposition among working people grows to attacks on living standards. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30bd56bf-54bc-44ef-bc1a-6c8f95aac98B/sril-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Welfare lobby meets with Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/acos-m24.html The Australian Council of Social Services “post-budget” luncheon with the federal treasurer was a congenial affair. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bd614a5-8ba4-41fa-bcc5-dd4bc7fbc9bI/acos-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z US veteran killed by California Highway Police officers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/impe-m24.html CHP officers killed Tommy Yancy, a military veteran, during a routine traffic stop on May 11. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c9b9db4-5732-402b-94c9-8a653423bcfF/impe-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Stalinists suffer debacle in Indian elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/stal-m24.html In the second national election in succession, the Stalinist-led Left Front lost more than half of its seats and saw its vote share fall sharply. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7649fbce-3e63-43b6-9de7-4220e63d0d7D/stal-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z European Elections: SEP candidate Robert Skelton speaks at candidates meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/hust-m24.html Skelton spoke alongside candidates from the Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Pirate Party, UK Independence Party, English Democrats, Independence from Europe and the fascist British National Party. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bc5d9a6-d8ea-472e-a81a-98c87e70cf0F/hust-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Residents in North West England speak to SEP election campaign teams http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/camp-m24.html The SEP received a warm reception for its campaign against the European Union and for the United Socialist States of Europe. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d28cdba-fa85-49dd-bc02-bce723e80fcH/camp-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z City workers denounce fraudulent “vote” on benefit cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/speak-m24.html In this video, Detroit city retirees speak out against Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s drive to slash their pensions and medical benefits. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a4a529c-3c97-4cb7-ab4d-5f87cd56215H/speak-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Pharrell Williams’ <em>Girl</em> troubles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/phar-m24.html Following last year’s successful collaboration with Daft Punk, producer and performer Pharrell Williams has returned with <em>Girl</em>, a hit album of his own. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d5f88d6-5fba-489a-9d13-adeae216f76F/phar-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z Mehring Books Spring Sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/24/mehr-m24.html Take advantage of steep discounts on sale bundles and individual titles. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bba76c7-3b0e-429d-bd08-77ec6b8011eI/mehr-m24.html 2014-05-24T05:00:00Z On eve of election, Ukraine slides toward civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/ukra-m23.html Ukrainian armed forces suffered their worst losses since launching a military crackdown against civilian populations opposing the coup regime in Kiev. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c64aa2e4-59b9-4b0a-865b-7173aad16a4A/ukra-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z The new aristocracy in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/pers-m23.html Britain’s super-rich elite now control wealth equivalent to one third of total economic output, or £519 billion. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc135068-4021-40ed-8c67-23392d2410fO/pers-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Thai military dispenses with caretaker government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/thai-m23.html Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha formally seized power yesterday, suspended the constitution and detained members of the elected government. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fa51662-2764-4e31-b53e-66b171357eeO/thai-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z New York Times’ vision of Ukrainian “democracy” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/nyti-m23.html The New York Times, which from the outset of the Ukrainian crisis has tailored its coverage slavishly to the line of the US State Department, spelled out its vision for a “democratic Ukraine” Wednesday in an editorial entitled “A Critical Election in Ukraine.” Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/299b3751-252a-4d84-9ec0-b3add751d62D/nyti-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z California: Police kill two, followed by crackdown on demonstrators in Salinas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/sali-m23.html Police armed with assault rifles threatened hundreds of demonstrators on Wednesday as residents of the farmworker community responded to police killings with anger. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a05f0be-3fc0-467d-ad58-1f1144edc21J/sali-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Anger erupts at Detroit meetings as unions press for pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/detr-m23.html Widespread anger over cuts to pensions and health care benefits erupted at two meetings attended by hundreds of retired Detroit city workers Wednesday. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dbd1bf2-ca43-4152-a5c7-9ee4f5c03ccL/detr-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Retired city workers denounce Detroit pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/pens-m23.html Detroit retirees spoke out against the Plan of Adjustment outside of meetings Wednesday. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bab956c7-2a1c-4675-9ef9-8346d066873B/pens-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Senate Democrats confirm drone memo author for second-highest US court http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/barr-m23.html Every Senate liberal voted for a lifetime judicial appointment for the official who drafted the legal justification for a presidential “right” to assassinate American citizens. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c4eed14-74ae-45d7-84ec-78d5ff6605cH/barr-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z US deploys Air Force troops to Chad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/chad-m23.html The military deployment, focused on bolstering ongoing drone operations in Nigeria, is part of a broader effort to strengthen US influence in West Africa. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ed827c9-14f9-46ac-96d6-2f48b4c896bO/chad-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z SEP European election candidate Chris Marsden interviewed on BBC 2’s “Daily Politics ” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/bbc2-m23.html Marsden explained that the SEP “advances a perspective that defends the working class.” Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f22f4588-ad81-477f-a218-60723f652beD/bbc2-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Ten days since the Turkey mining massacre: Government and unions try to evade responsibility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/turk-m23.html The disaster at the Soma mine was a massacre motivated by greed for profit on the part of the company, knowingly and willfully supervised by the government. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40d293b0-50d6-4b8a-9e38-9972de30891A/turk-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Russian president forges stronger ties in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/putn-m23.html It is precisely Washington’s confrontation strategy in Asia as in Eastern Europe that is driving China and Russia into a closer relationship. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df976617-2ceb-4488-86db-e1d07540eb9O/putn-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Swiss referendum opposes purchase of fighter jets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/swis-m23.html In the face of the campaign for war against Russia and the threat of a third world war, the referendum result is of great significance. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de897629-2a17-4847-94dd-aa71d1511abK/swis-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z European Union presses for association agreement with Moldova http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/mold-m23.html The 28 European Union (EU) heads of government intend to sign a comprehensive association and free trade agreement with Moldova in Brussels on June 27. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0c460a1-fa65-4881-ad71-58582cd2f62N/mold-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Orson Welles: An “unfinished artist” in an unfinished century http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/wood-m23.html Welles remains one of the most remarkable figures in the history of the cinema and theater in the 20th century. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e71ce12-a431-44f7-a04f-d6e9db31a3fI/wood-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z NZ pseudo-left group defends Mana-Internet Party alliance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/nzmp-m23.html The pseudo-left groups, already part the Maori-nationalist Mana party, are integrating even more closely into the New Zealand political establishment. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4fe3a0b-ec39-47e5-b046-b28fb348173K/nzmp-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Interviews with critics and film historians about Orson Welles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/wint-m23.html During the recent celebration in Woodstock, Illinois, commemorating 80 years since the Todd Theatre Festival organized by Orson Welles, we had the opportunity to speak to a number of the presenters and participants. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/815b52d2-63d5-4620-800b-97f7d32101fH/wint-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z The Civil War in 1864 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/civi-m23.html The American Civil War entered its decisive phase 150 years ago, in the summer and fall of 1864. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bcef5ea-a7b2-4b58-8fe4-09d40076037L/civi-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/wkrs-m23.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e5bda0-9863-4a60-b0f5-3810e1fb1deN/wkrs-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z Obama administration asserts unlimited war powers without Congressional authorization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/aumf-m22.html Administration lawyers argued that the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force is essentially superfluous, and that the president has unlimited war powers under the US Constitution. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4412eb90-eee4-47eb-bdf2-16a55c49ebfH/aumf-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Vote SEP and PSG in the European elections! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/pers-m22.html At the heart of the election campaign of the PSG and the SEP is the fight for a socialist perspective and the construction of a new party of the working class. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85cace2d-6051-4e60-9614-d587e487fe7B/pers-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z White House hit by scandal over veterans’ health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/vaho-m22.html Obama is seeking to evade responsibility for deteriorating conditions and fraudulent record keeping at VA hospitals. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae801f6f-aab3-42fe-80ab-7bd870a9867B/vaho-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z West promotes election held at gunpoint in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/ukra-m22.html Washington and Berlin are promoting an election being staged under virtual civil war conditions as the means of legitimizing the illegal Western-backed coup last February. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d854bed5-03d3-488d-8ffe-e2537d83715I/ukra-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z NATO urges major military build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/nato-m22.html Germany and other European NATO members are using the crisis they provoked in Ukraine to justify an intensive campaign of rearmament. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a2fef02-f24d-49be-9b36-6485a748267A/nato-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Thailand’s military holds meeting with government and opposition leaders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/thai-m22.html The purpose of the talks is to provide a veneer of legitimacy for the anti-democratic push to oust the remnants of the government. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98018a25-3c38-4d85-bd3d-cc8f1570e89H/thai-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Ukrainian regime detains journalists working for Russian media http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/repo-m22.html The unelected regime in Kiev and its Western backers are desperate to suppress critical reporting in the run-up to the May 25 presidential elections. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1db06b52-6b49-4a84-bb60-4ba12deb46cN/repo-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Bangladesh ferry sinks killing at least 54 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/bang-m22.html Successive governments have failed to end dangerous overcrowding and the flouting of other safety regulations by ferry owners. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e05f88bf-0320-4694-bacc-2a5b98eb8edJ/bang-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Social Democrats outnumbered by opponents at Berlin rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/spd+-m22.html For its main European election rally in the German capital the SPD could only rally a group of no more than 300, mostly elderly SPD supporters and union officials. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81e0ea18-fb74-493c-bc6f-42cddeff3daI/spd+-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor opposition pledges to match government’s budget austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/labo-m22.html Shadow treasurer Bowen boasted that Labor had a proven track record of imposing the dictates of finance capital to slash public spending. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd7d9da5-fc1b-4795-b968-eecfc981defG/labo-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Australian students protest against Abbott government’s budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/nusr-m22.html Almost every section of students was represented at the rallies, from domestic and international university students, to TAFE and high school students. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b402996-1c54-4538-aaa4-46a8367f7c4G/nusr-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Students denounce budget at Day of Action rallies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/sint-m22.html [ comment ] three interview photos and two internal link —the first one has to be linked to today’s article [/ c o mment ] Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca18bdf-bd95-49a9-87fb-0acdbf3a03fM/sint-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Massachusetts: MBTA imposes more fare hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/mbta-j01.html Fare increases, which will take effect July 1 on subways, buses, and commuter rail trains, are being imposed in the face of overwhelming opposition by riders. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f8e82ea-9427-45ca-af7d-ea2e493e206H/mbta-j01.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Former Israeli PM Olmert sentenced to jail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/olme-m22.html The conviction and sentencing of the former prime minister is evidence of the deep decay of Israeli democracy. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7efb30e-fbd4-4186-80f2-90e1bf5f658K/olme-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Tea Party candidates defeated in Republican primaries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/prim-m22.html Vast amounts of money enabled the Republican Party establishment to beat back ultra-right challengers. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a3ec39e-54b9-48f7-93d2-140b7df71d6D/prim-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z The Australian budget and the dictatorship of finance capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/budg-m22.html The doctrine espoused by Hockey for ending the “age of entitlement” expresses the material interests of finance capital. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc951743-c66c-4759-82e4-7c30d7dee38F/budg-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z The No2EU electoral alliance in the UK: An enemy of the working class and socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/no2e-m22.html No2EU (No to the European Union), established by the unions, along with the Socialist Party and Communist Party, seeks to divert growing opposition in the working class into a nationalist dead end. Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/766f09cb-ff89-4447-9ba4-5dc6af8e9f4D/no2e-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z Atmosphere’s <em>Southsiders</em>: New studio album by the Minneapolis hip hop group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/22/atmo-m22.html The group consists of rapper Slug (Sean Daley, born 1972) and producer Ant (Anthony Davis) Thu, 22 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75f32057-37da-4f10-a49f-a0bd0f3e1ceK/atmo-m22.html 2014-05-22T05:00:00Z NSA records and stores content of all phone calls in two countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/nsar-m21.html New Snowden leaks reveal that the US government acquires the content of 100 percent of phone calls in the Bahamas and a second, as-yet undisclosed country. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3718f8b8-ea2f-47f3-ba22-bd1a3ca2c17F/nsar-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Thailand’s military coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/pers-m21.html The main target of the martial law decree is not so much the caretaker government, but the working class and the rural masses. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42bcfc22-35ee-409a-8100-67feabc3560F/pers-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z WikiLeaks, Assange targets of active FBI probe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/wiki-m21.html Court documents confirm that the FBI and US Justice Department are continuing a “criminal/national security” investigation against WikiLeaks and its founder. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb25a12e-fa5e-424d-8c8c-cb698d565e8A/wiki-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Sunday Times rich list: “Astonishing year” for Britain’s most wealthy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/rich-m21.html The concentration of wealth in a few hands contrasts ever more horrifically with worsening impoverishment for a growing proportion of the population. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64f45e89-1c78-4099-85e3-de0a2d588caB/rich-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Evidence mounts of criminal negligence in Turkish mine disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/turk-m21.html More than a week after the disaster that killed 301 coal miners, evidence continues to emerge that the Turkish government sanctioned deadly conditions in the Soma mine. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7362a2b3-2d7f-4a34-9e75-a47be2c3fffA/turk-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Terror bombing kills 118 in Jos, Nigeria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/nige-m21.html The twin bombings were designed to maximise the death toll from the atrocity in the working-class Terminus Market district. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c29a957-bf42-4313-b18d-60b306aefafF/nige-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Australian budget to proceed despite protests by state leaders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/cuts-m21.html Prime Minister Abbott’s claim that large cuts to state funding are years away has proven to be a lie. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29a5f548-206a-4820-bc40-acf1ffbdf1bG/cuts-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Melbourne workers and pensioners oppose Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/mebu-m21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> continues discussions with workers, youth and welfare recipients about the social impact of the Abbott government’s federal budget. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/949fe2cb-716c-4759-9f02-93b68c4892dE/mebu-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z India’s parliamentary landscape transformed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/indi-m21.html The Hindu communalist BJP was the utterly unwarranted beneficiary of mass popular anger with the ten year-old Congress Party-led government. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06c04918-5f2d-4ce7-b42f-820d3106a30H/indi-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Canadian Labour Congress replaces top bureaucrat with his “number two” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/cclc-m21.html The election of the long-time right-hand man of Georgetti as the “opposition” candidate only further exposes the utter cynicism of the union officialdom. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/081db711-2faf-464c-a77e-d0e5f2379eeP/cclc-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z A socialist perspective to fight Abbott’s budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/stud-m21.html In less than two years, fees will be deregulated, allowing Australian universities to charge tens of thousands of dollars for a degree. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b99f37a7-e0cc-4c6d-8ba6-7a47050f4cdH/stud-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z White House promises CIA will stop using fake vaccination programs to spy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/ciav-m21.html After the killings of 56 health workers in retaliation for the CIA’s fake vaccination program in Pakistan, the CIA is pledging to stop using vaccinations as a front for its operations. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7da4d19e-c56e-4f4c-a596-6fee4370869B/ciav-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Death toll of refugees in the Mediterranean continues to rise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/refu-m21.html The fact that the European Union, now home to about 500 million people, is unwilling and unable to absorb a few tens of thousands of refugees exposes its historical bankruptcy. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b98294a-0644-468f-b6ef-729211227d0H/refu-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z US public universities: Study finds link between growth of student debt and executive pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/debt-m21.html A recent study details the link between rising executive pay, deepening student debt, and the reliance on low-wage adjunct faculty in US universities. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c8d244d-b32b-4b4d-baed-72481accc03B/debt-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z General Motors recalls another 2.4 million vehicles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/genm-m21.html The auto maker has recalled 13.6 million vehicles in 2014 in the wake of the exposure of its cover-up of a deadly ignition defect. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ba495c4-7991-49c4-9df4-4c547a399d6D/genm-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z European elections: PSG campaigns in Leipzig http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/leip-m21.html Discussions with workers and young people in Leipzig quickly revealed that the threat of war is an issue of great concern to many. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d4ef20b-f2ca-4a8a-af7c-289123284b5M/leip-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z The firing of the New York Times’ Jill Abramson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/abra-m21.html The dismissal of the <em>New York Times’</em> first female executive editor on May 14 lifted the lid, briefly and partially, on the US media establishment and its personnel. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aa20eae-0390-40ea-8b4b-f569c0792cfB/abra-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Germany: Marx21’s Janine Wissler elected to Left Party leadership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/left-m20.html The role of Janine Wissler is to provide a “left” face for the right wing course of the Left Party. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77d2a1da-a1ee-4f5a-b5ae-a72d8636c26N/left-m20.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Part three: <em>Bad Hair</em>, <em>School of Babel</em>, <em>South is Nothing</em>: Struggling in a harsh reality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/sff3-m21.html It is difficult to conceive of a serious artistic treatment of life today that avoids the economic realities and pressures relentlessly bearing down on the overwhelming majority of humanity. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b8b4d48-a1b1-438f-a546-f1ed8852dcbN/sff3-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z A clarification on Detroit’s plan of adjustment vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/plan-m20.html In this statement, the SEP clarifies its position on a vote currently being carried out on a plan of adjustment submitted by Detroit’s emergency manager. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9012ceaf-69a4-4516-affb-4f5d0ef8314B/plan-m20.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z Top Democratic advisor calls for nationwide pension cuts and financial restructuring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/21/ravi-m21.html Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Richard Ravitch called for federal measures forcing states to slash pension and health care spending. Wed, 21 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c838a5df-d511-4d56-884f-2443ee7c228N/ravi-m21.html 2014-05-21T05:00:00Z US pushes cyber-war confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/usch-m20.html The Justice Department indicted five officers of the Peoples Liberation Army on 31 counts of computer hacking and economic espionage. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2b6fac1-a520-4209-abf8-3a4d37db296B/usch-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Obama administration whitewashes GM cover-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/pers-m20.html Last week the US Department of Transportation ended its investigation into General Motors over an ignition switch default, which led to the loss of at least 13 lives. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/849faa9f-b666-497c-9bce-2dc539a9ee3L/pers-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Thai army declares martial law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/thai-m20.html The military has intervened as part of a protracted campaign to oust the elected government. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/973abc79-9869-4583-b31f-3434e0d9db4C/thai-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z International talks on Iran’s nuclear program stall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/iran-m20.html The US is insisting that Iran largely dismantle its nuclear facilities before crippling international sanctions are lifted. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5830e57b-4ce6-4c66-bbf2-5a8b4680f46M/iran-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Occupy Wall Street protester jailed for three months in case of police beating http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/ocws-m20.html In a ruling designed to intimidate opponents of social inequality in the US, a judge in New York City sentenced Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan to 90 days in jail. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3f3049b-2388-45ce-963f-f7142c08b64A/ocws-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Political repression mounts in run-up to Ukrainian presidential vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/ukra-m20.html As the unelected Western-backed regime in Kiev prepares to hold presidential elections on May 25, right-wing forces are attacking and murdering members of opposition parties. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f972c243-984f-4095-b973-ed9a20e6c36O/ukra-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z CIA-linked general launches Libya coup bid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/liby-m20.html General Khalifa Haftar launched his armed actions as the Pentagon positioned a US Marine task force for a possible intervention. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6800ba1-cbce-423a-89a6-a0b4ab7b661C/liby-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Documentary reviews history of domestic spying under Bush and Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/nsaf-m20.html A massive spying apparatus and program has been implemented, not without opposition even within the National Security Agency itself. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2005ec74-c4ce-4572-8f14-b65ec0e05ebF/nsaf-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z The NSA and the New York Times http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/nyti-m20.html The New York Times’ role is akin to that of media attaché to the military-intelligence complex. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7467be47-b650-4253-9df5-6463f831007E/nyti-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Quebec charges employees, not owners, of railroad in Lac-Mégantic tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/mmaq-m20.html Charges of criminal negligence have been filed against three employees of the now-bankrupt Montreal, Maine &amp; Atlantic Railroad, but not its CEO and principal shareholder. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2fa4174-0bfe-4614-88db-e452ac0547aE/mmaq-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Australia: Financial ratings agency cracks the whip on budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/budg-m20.html Standard &amp; Poor’s said Australia’s triple-A credit rating was at risk if the government did not overcome the popular opposition to the budget. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78f846e3-703a-4ce1-baf6-519bb3818f7N/budg-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z WSWS speaks with workers and youth about Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/bint-m20.html Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dabcf282-8175-40fa-bbb6-d81be7c1c06I/bint-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z The Balkan floods and the break-up of Yugoslavia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/balk-m20.html The severity of the floods has been compounded by the fall-out from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, the Bosnian War (1991-95) and the NATO bombardment of Serbia in 1999. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d27fd93b-4dbb-4e42-8a5e-b78980f0c86O/balk-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Greek ruling coalition takes losses in local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/gree-m20.html The central government in Athens suffered a blow in central populated areas of Greece in the regional and municipal elections held on Sunday. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5380c49e-59a3-4d74-af99-cf98c18e74eG/gree-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z SEP candidate Chris Marsden speaks to BBC Radio Stoke and Radio Cumbria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/radi-m20.html Marsden responds to interviewer Stuart George’s questions regarding what the Socialist Equality Party was born out of and what it stood for. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb8ab26-0903-4421-8555-117cfa8a4aeA/radi-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Osram workers in Berlin support PSG election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/osra-m20.html PSG candidates distributed the party’s European election statement “Fight against war” at the Osram plant in Berlin during a shift change on May 15. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f925422-eee9-49f7-908b-7a641028b23D/osra-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/wkrs-m20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cac016d-ea90-483b-ba9a-b2f42c8dedeA/wkrs-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z After clashes, riot police put Turkish disaster mine under lockdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/19/turk-m19.html The Turkish government has responded to the country’s worst industrial disaster by sending in police to attack protesting workers. Mon, 19 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9b8b387-52c2-4fb2-8b91-8e0085c9e19G/turk-m19.html 2014-05-19T05:00:00Z India’s watershed election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/19/pers-m19.html The BJP’s victory and the collapse of the Congress and Stalinist parties reflect a realignment of Indian politics presaging a vast intensification of the class struggle. Mon, 19 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d17f6969-ed1d-4cd6-ac96-a19f635cbffF/pers-m19.html 2014-05-19T05:00:00Z VA scandal in US exposes disastrous state of veteran health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/19/vets-m19.html Recent revelations have exposed a policy of denying care and covering up for extremely long wait times in the Veterans Affairs health care program. Mon, 19 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73d9a1b9-b76a-4f95-a125-29c27a7a8e6M/vets-m19.html 2014-05-19T05:00:00Z